The DM3, aka The Dom Mariani Three set to play their first East Coast Australian shows since the late ‘90s

DM3 (aka The Dom Mariani 3) formed in 1992 as a vehicle for ex Stems/Someloves frontman Dom Mariani to pursue his love of classic rock and powerpop influences.

Over the course of three seminal records, “One Times Two Times Three Red Light (1993), “Road To Rome” (1996) and “Rippled Soul” (1998), DM3 were critically acclaimed as one of the finest purveyors of the Powerpop genre. DM3 toured Europe numerous times, playing the club and festival circuit which included the prestigious Roskilde festival. The band eventually calling it a day in ’99.

Since the last DM3 album, Dom Mariani has kept himself busy with a myriad of various musical projects. Namely the instrumental project, The Majestic Kelp who released two critically acclaimed albums, “Underwater Casino” (2003) and “Music To Chase Cars By” (2006), and the reformation of The Stems in 2003 and long awaited comeback album, “Heads Up” in 2007. Dom also released a solo album, “Homespun Blues & Greens” in 2004 and in 2005 his twenty years in the music business culminated in the release of the career spanning retrospective, “Popsided Guitar – Anthology: 1984-2004”. His most recent release Rewind and Play for the Liberation Blue label (2010) is an album that handpicks songs from various Mariani vehicles and recasting them in a warm semi-acoustic format.

DM3 reformed in 2009 to perform at The Purple Festival in Spain. As a result of this reformation, 2010 saw DM3 invited to play the prestigious South By South West Festival in Austin Texas, proving to audiences that genuine rock’n’roll from Australia is amongst the finest in the world. The band followed their SXSW stint with a series of concerts throughout Spain where Mariani has a long established fanbase.

This tour sees the timely re-release of Dom Mariani’s career retrospective, “Popsided Guitar” on the Liberation label sees DM3 performing their first shows on the East Coast since the late 90’s. And to celebrate, Mariani has put together a group including Ashley Naylor (Even, Paul Kelly), Stu Loasby (Datura, The Rippled Souls & 6s & 7s) and original DM3 drummer Pascal Bartolone.


DM3 – Mustang Bar
Thursday Oct 6 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

DM3 – Clancy’s Fremantle
Friday Oct 7 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

DM3 – Devilles Pad
Saturday Oct 8 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

DM3 – The Basement
Thursday Oct 13 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
For tickets, visit The Basement or call them on (02) 9251 2797

DM3 – Caravan Club
Oakleigh, Melbourne
Saturday Oct 15 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
For tickets visit the Caravan Club or call 0411 569 180

DM3 – Northcote Social Club
Sunday Oct 16 2011
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm
For tickets, please contact the Northcote Social Club or call 02 03 94861