About the Band

Hammond, Louisiana
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How Dominos Got Started!

Terry King played guitar with the group Deja Vu in the Hammond area from 1988 - 1991.  The band was planning to disband after the New Year in 1991, and Terry started thinking of putting another band together.

He was on a cruise with some friends in the Fall of 1991 and approached long-time friend and fellow Allstate agent, Joe Abene, to sing in the cruise ship talent competition that week.  Terry wanted to play guitar but knew if he started singing some passengers may abandon ship.  Joe agreed and the rest is history.  The duo was a huge hit on the ship, and Joe proved to be a natural entertainer and showman.

When the cruise ended, Terry and Joe contacted some other friends and put the Dominos together.  Terry contacted Jerrell Grice who he enjoyed playing with earlier.  Joe knew Charlene Kelly who sang professionally in gospel groups and had a desire to get back into music.

With the addition of a great rhythm and horn section, the group was immediately popular and successful.  After the first performance in early 1992 in Pearl River, the band began playing regularly for festivals, private parties, weddings and other functions.

The Dominos have played at the Governor's mansion, the Baton Rouge River Center, the French Quarter, Chesterton Square, casinos, and many other venues throughout Southeast Louisiana.


Music Style

The Dominos have a diverse repertoire that includes oldies, feel good songs from the 60s, Rock and Roll, Country, Top 40, and timeless classics.

We are a ten-piece, high energy band from the Northshore featuring two of the finest male and female vocalists in the area, a highly talented and accomplished four-piece horn section, and a four-piece rhythm section that specializes in capturing the sound and feel of every song spanning many styles of music from the fifties to today's top hits.

The Dominos have been pleasing audiences of all ages for over twenty years and is still one of the most requested bands in Southeast Louisiana.  If your event requires the utmost in professionalism with a band that gets everyone partying, then look no further because the Dominos will exceed your expectations.  Our number one priority is pleasing our clients and providing the most professional, entertaining and fun musical production available.  Every note you hear from The Dominos is played live without sequencers, recordings or vocal enhancements of any kind. You deserve the best, and The Dominos work hard to give you the best!

We also have one of the most knowledgeable and experienced audio and equipment engineers in the surrounding area to insure that your engagement has just the right sound and volume for the venue that you have chosen.

The band's unique chemistry and commitment to pleasing the audience draws rave reviews and creates a complete experience where everyone can dance the night away.


The Band

Joe Abene (Lead Vocals and Manager)
Charlene Kelly (Lead Vocals)
Terry King (Guitar)
Jerrell Grice (Keyboards)
John Rothermel (Bass)
Brian Baker (Drums)
Joey Milazzo (Saxophone and Vocals)
Barry Landry (Musical Director, Saxophone and Vocals)
Tim Villalobos (Trombone)
Chris Krueger (Trumpet)
Ben Hastings (Sound Engineer)

The Dominos from Hammond, Louisiana
For Booking Information Contact:
Joe Abene: 985-974-2803 / (Email) joeabene12@gmail.com
Terry King: 985-974-7144 / (Email) tdk7854@gmail.com

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