One Guy on the Guitar, Drums, & Vocals at the Same Time!

Meet Dominic Fragman, a multi-instrumentalist who sings, drums, and plays guitar… at the same time.  He never has to worry about lining up schedules for his band to rehearse because he is his band.

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Do you remember Rahzel, in particular his song “If Your Mother Only Knew” from nearly 2 decades ago, where he would rap and beatbox at the same time?  Dominic, aka Solo Trio, probably heard that and thought, “Hold my beer, I got this.”

He’s been uploading music videos to Youtube for over six years, and despite the uniqueness of his performances, he’s gone relatively under the radar… Until now.

Check out the video below!

Over a month after originally posting his Solo Trio cover of the classic "Tom Sawyer" song by Rush, he’s finally starting to get the recognition he deserves.  At the time of posting this, he has just over 1000 subscribers to his Youtube channel since 2008.  Something tells us that’s about to change.

Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room.  In terms of pure listenability, one guy on his own is never going to have quite the lush sound of a full band, but having said that - he totally nails this.  That's why I'm not mad that he tried to pull a fast one on us and overdub an extra guitar take so he could hard pan left and right!

That's right, I caught that one.  I'm like some kind of listening savant.

However, this got us thinking… what are some of the advantages of not having any bandmates to deal with?

  • You don’t have to clean up puke after a night of partying and drinking apple juice.
  • Your oregano jar never gets raided.
  • No arguments over who takes lead vocals or whose lyric gets used.
  • No fighting over the gain knobs in the studio.
  • No need to take separate tour buses as egos inflate.

He’s even got a bit of that trademark Geddy Lee wail to his voice.  We love Rush and especially this song.  This is our... what... 5th Tom Sawyer post now?  It's not just us!

At the end of the day, are you going to rip Dominic's cover songs to bump in the whip?  Nah.  But, are you curious to check out all of his upcoming videos?  Probably!  Show some love and smash that subscribe button on his Youtube channel to stay in the loop for his next videos.

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