is a 14 year old singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist based in Laguna Beach, California. He started his performing career as an actor at the age of 8 and has dedicated himself to his art, developing his passion for pop music with neo-soul undertones. Releasing original music and videos independently since January 2021, his latest release “Complicated" dropped in August this year.
A passionate clothing line designer, he is anti-fur and exotic leathers, influenced by everything from martial arts to gaming. He is a home-chef, vinyl collector, surfer and volleyball player, and was inspired to follow a career in music by his family's rich, musical heritage.
His parents were born in Bucharest, Romania and are both gifted classical musicians who performed with orchestras throughout Europe in a range of instruments from Piano to Oboe, Flute and English Horn. His grandmother is the renowned soprano Mariana Colpos who not only performed at the worlds greatest opera houses including the Scala di Milano, but had the great honor of being the director of the Romanian Opera House for 8 years. After re-locating to Southern California in the early 2000’s, his father opened a music school and production studio Music Vault Academy while his mother is the owner and designer of her own successful jewelry store, Three Stories Jewelry.
Dominique can be found rehearsing with his band for their upcoming shows and writing songs with a variety of collaborators. A prolific songwriter, his biggest dream would be to collaborate with great artists like Tyler the Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Billy Eilish. His goal has always been to create notable music with the potential for longevity that touches people and makes an impression in their lives. Of course hitting the Billboard #1 would be great too! If this happened he could hit his goal of performing to a sold out audience at the Staple Centre by the time he is 18! Dreams might just come true for Dominique Ilie and they can come true for you too! Simply click below and your city might be added to his next tour!