Dominic Neill_1Having received the invite and making up our minds rather late to attend the recording of SA Idols (Season 8) at the Barnyard Theatre Cresta, we dashed off from Pretoria to go and see for ourselves and enjoy some time with loved ones.

That was last year (2012) and I have forgotten most of the contestants. Among the very few that cannot be forgotten is Dominic Neill. There's something about Dominic that I cannot pinpoint. He can get tongues wagging.

I recall walking out of the venue and looking back to see him on stage. He had stayed behind to sign and dstribute autographs until he had no more left. Even then, he was among the last contestants to leave. That, sort of wraps Dominic up for me. Even in this interview (a year later), he acknowledges his fans and makes sure that they are appreciated. The rest, you can read for yourself.

Dearest Wedding Anthem readers... here's Dominic! 

In one sentence, who is Dominic?
I am a deep thinker powered by the imagination of dreams.

Briefly, please tell our readers a little bit about you...
I was born, raised and still live in Johannesburg. My mother is German and I spent all my school years at a German School in Johannesburg which means I am fluent in the language.

After school, I left Johannesburg to study business at the University of Stellenbosch, but after just six months of studies I moved back to Johannesburg to pursue a career in music. This led to me entering Season 8 of South African Idols in 2012 and I ended up finishing 7th.

Can you please tell your fans what you have been up to and/or what's next?
I am currently the lead singer and front man of a band called "The Illustrators". We are a "hyperpop" duo consisting of  Will Mono and I. Our first single "Make Love" has been playlisted on a number of radio stations across the country, most notably Highveld Stereo. We are busy recording our debut album that will be released in the near future and until that is done, we are about to record the music video for "Make Love" and look out for live shows soon. 

How do you find a balance between what you do and who you are?
I feel very strongly about the fact that what you do is who you are and vise versa. So for me, the balance is quite a natural one. I pride myself in saying what I do and doing what I say, this way there is now way I cannot be true to myself. However, of course nobody is perfect. We all have to take a hard look at ourselves once in a while.  

We celebrate love. Do you think true love exists? If so, Who/what/where is it?
The biggest mistake people make is looking for a recipe or blueprint for love. I don't think there is one place, person or idea that brings true love. Everyone has a picture in their mind as to what true love is and if you know what love means to you and what you want from love, you'll definitely find it. 

Do you think there is still a place for marriage in this day-and-age?
Marriage is an amazing thing because it is driven by a combination of love and commitment. That's why, I definitely hope there is still a place for love in this day-and-age because it's something I'd like to experience. One needs to remember that marriage is a big deal and a lot of people forget that.

Do you have a message to Wedding Anthem?
Keep up the good work. Weddings are the stuff of dreams and you're helping people make their day as special as possible. That is AWESOME!

Anything else on your mind?
I would just like to thank all the amazing fans that support local music and musicians and also encourage everybody to go out to their local venue and spend some time watching and listening to local bands and musicians. You're bound to find something AMAZING!

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