Joe has been the front man for the Dominos since the band was formed in 1992. His ability to capture the audience with a rich soulful voice is one of the bands greatest attributes, and his ability to "read" the crowd to call the right songs guarantees a great time for the audience. Joe's vocal range and abilities as a singer make him one of the very best in the surrounding area. His influences include Joe Cocker, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, Fats Domino, and many more. Joe also manages the group and is the driving force behind The Dominos.
Charlene began singing in local area gospel groups and had the desire to return to the stage. Charlene studied theatre and voice in Massachusetts. She also performed with an amateur theatre company of Fat Wallers' "Ain't Misbehaving" in Denver and Omaha. That company performed in an amateur theatre competition in Japan and won the Gold for the United States. Charlene's unique chemistry and commitment to pleasing the audience draws rave reviews and creates a complete rhythm and blues vocal experience. Her influences include Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Irma Thomas, and many more. If you see any of our performances, you will know that Charlene likes to dance.
Terry played guitar with Deja Vu from Hammond, La from 1987-1991. While on a cruise, Terry wanted to enter a talent contest. So he asked fellow Allstate agent Joe Abene to sing while Terry played guitar. As one of the founding members of the band in 1992, he has played an important role not only as the lead guitarist, but also keeping the band busy and going strong.
Jerrell, along with Terry and Joe, is one of the founding members of the Dominos. His musical influence from the sixties and seventies are what provide the unique B3 organ and Rhodes piano sounds. Jerrell is also a talented bass player with many years of experience playing all styles of music. He also enjoys teaching his grandson how to play the piano and hopes that one day he will follow in his Grandfather's footsteps with a love for the piano.
John is a multi-talented musician who plays both guitar and bass. John came on the scene with The Dominos several years ago, (has to be 10 or more) as the band was in need for a pure R&B sound and feel. He has many years of experience playing with bands in South Louisiana, and also has experience as a sound engineer with some major bands in the area. John is a master of laying down rhythmic bass patterns and grooves that allows The Dominos to have that classic 70's soul sound.
Joey began playing sax in middle school and continued studying music throughout high school. Over the years, Joey played with the End of the Road Band and Destiny of Louisiana. His experience and talent in swamp pop and country, as well as contemporary pop music, adds another dimension to the variety of music performed by the band. Joey is both a versatile and dynamic sax player, and lead and background vocalist who enjoys making great music with The Dominos.
Tim is a second generation musician. He studied music under his father Larry Villalobos, and is continuing in his father's footsteps obtaining a music degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Tim also performs throughout the New Orleans area in brass bands. His raw ability to hear and arrange music adds a new dimension to The Dominos high powered horn section. Tim enjoys being the youngest member of the band.
Master Sergeant Christopher Krueger USMC (Retired) was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He started performing professionally at the age of 17 and toured Europe with the United State Collegiate Wind Ensemble in 1978. After joining the U.S. Marine Corps, completing boot camp and the Armed Forces School of Music, he became a member of many Marine Corps bands during his tours of duty of over 27 years. He has performed for President Ronald Reagan and at President Richard Nixon's funeral. Chris is a talented trumpet player that has performed in many shows throughout the Gulf Coast. Chris adds a new performance level to the horn section.
Henry is the newest addition to The Dominos. He has been playing professionally since 1968. He was the original drummer for the Crackerjack Band in Hammond through the 70s. He also had the privilege of playing on tour with the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis. In the 80's, Henry moved to Baton Rouge and founded The Stormy Band in which he was the lead singer. He played with them for 18 years and Stormy still continues to play on today. After a long hiatus from the music business, he now has the opportunity to come back and play again as drummer. He is honored to have been asked to join The Dominos Band and can't wait to create many new memories.