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Pittsburgh, PA – April 25, 2017 – Pittsburgh hard rock vocalist Chip DiMonick is perhaps best known for leading his eponymous band to five consecutive victories as “Best Punk Band” in the annual Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards. However, Chip today announced that he will performing under a new identity in 2017, “Chip Dominick.” “Dominick” is Chip’s birth surname.

The reason for the name change is that the new music that Chip has been recording has deviated from the hard-edged style that has defined Chip DiMonick since the band’s 2005 inception. Though the new music can be generalized as acoustic‐driven rock, it incorporates elements of the country, pop, and singer‐songwriter genres.

“The band name ‘Chip DiMonick’ has a certain legacy that must be protected and expectations that must be
met,” said Chip Dominick. “I am venturing into new and experimental territory. I don’t want people thinking they are coming to a metal show and then getting unpleasantly surprised with acoustic music. The name change is designed to help differentiate what type of music fans should expect when they come to a show.”

To give fans an idea of the music to expect, Chip Dominick has released his first single, “A Man & His Mama,”
available as a CD single and accompanied by a lyric video. The timing of the single coincides with the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day 2017.

Chip Dominick will be performing “A Man & His Mama” and other new music at “Turn Down To 10 Fest” being
held at Hambone’s in Lawrenceville on May 6, 2017 at 8:30PM. Turn Down To 10 Fest gets its name from the scene in the rock movie, This Is Spinal Tap, in which guitarist Nigel Tufnel claims that the band’s amps “go to 11” because they wanted them louder. In this case, singers from Pittsburgh’s loudest bands will play all‐acoustic sets at the event. The featured artists are Chip Dominick, Chris Callen (the voice of Through These Walls), and Doug Carnahan (the voice of After The Fall). Also appearing is special guest, Maleena, an emerging, 15‐year old singer‐songwriter.


Chip Dominick is best known as the voice behind Chip DiMonick, a Pittsburgh rock/punk/metal sensation since 2005. Chip DiMonick has been voted “Best Punk Band” in the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards in each of the past five years. Chip’s music has been played on FM radio throughout Pennsylvania, reviewed in print publications throughout the world, and used by the Root Sports television network in several highlights montages of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates. Chip released his first single as Chip Dominick, “A Man & His Mama,” in April 2017.

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