This was DM3's debut album and the first new recording by Mariani for quite some time since the breakup of The Stems and his following studio band The Someloves. It features the Mariani trademarks of snappy pop songwriting and irresistible harmonies.
Dom Mariani - Lead Vocals & Lead, Slide & Acoustic Guitars
Pascal Bartolone - Drums & Percussion
Toni Italiano - Bass, Backing Vocals & Keyboards
Robbie Scorer - Drums on tracks 3 & 5
Ian Campbell - Backing Vocals & Guitar on track 10
Mitch Easter - Guitar track 3 & Sitar on track 7
Stefanie Tornatore/Neil Preston/Craig Weigheil - Backing Vocals
Produced by DM Three
Recorded at Revolver Studios Perth
Mixed By Mitch Easter at Drive-In Studios North Carolina
Additional Recording at Planet & Drive-In Studios
Engineered by Ben Glatzer/Vic Manfrin/Les Williams/Mitch Easter
Except track 11 by John Villani at Planet, Perth
Sometimes things are so good that you don't need to tell anyone. Special things speak for themselves. Plenty of people make pop music but there are only a handful who really know how to make it tick.
Enter Dom Mariani. For those who came in late, Dom's been in Australian pop music's pole position for the better part of a decade. With stints as the creative maestro behind such acts as The Stems and The Someloves, Dom has packed music lovers into venues across the land and inspired a whole league of potential guitarists and songwriters hoping to emulate the achievements of an outstanding Australian songsmith.
The latest step in Mariani's career is DM Three, a band who have impressed many Perth punters with their infectious live performances and whose reputation is already making big noises on the other side of the country. DM Three continues the grand traditions of Mariani's past, but does far more than merely repeat it. Their first single, Foolish, has provided a taste of what DM Three are all about - dashing pop melodies surrounded by a sandwich of crunching guitars and intelligent licks. When put in the live scenario the results are every bit as good as you would expect.
Very soon DM Three will be releasing their debut album One Time Two Times Three Red Light, a collection of 12 alluring, yet thoroughly pumping pop tracks. Lending an expert mixing hand to an excellent set of songs is Mitch Easter, producer of such luminaries as REM, The Someloves and The Hummingbirds. The result? Great songs with a great sound. The kind that could one day serve as a sound-track to "the best days of your life." (Bob Gordon)