Mojo music magazine.
Dom Brown, Between The Lines: 'a soulful set' 'top UK session guitarist,Dom Brown, clearly has the chops, playing with verve and intelligence... creating groove-driven R&B with a retro feel. Vanity, a seductive song that teeters on parody but for it's wonderfully heavy and audacious funk.'
'His affection for tradition as warm as his love of experimentation, Brown is classy but playful.His sincerity drips from every note. Gentle, lilting vocals that tingle with a bristly desperation not afraid to take chances'. Betty Clarke.
Guitar & Bass Magazine.
'Genre- skipping between blues, rock and funk - not to mention heartfelt balladry - at the flick of a pick, Brown's second solo excursion is as impressive for the quality of the tunes as it is for the expert musicianship on display.'
Steve Lamacq - BBC Radio.
'Well produced melodic rock with soulful, atmospheric vocals.'
"A session and touring guitarist of high standing (enough to play for Duran Duran on their latest record and tour), Brown's solo record is an assured slice of AOR. He's an adept and tasteful player, capable of covering everything from fuzzy riffery to blues/funk styles; his tone is varied and his solos bang on the money.
With a lot of popular session musicians, there comes a time when they have to make a solo album-if anything, just to prove to themselves they are capable of stepping out front. In the main, these albums are unremitting garbage. Looking at the list of musicians on this album sent up warning flares from the off - members of Duran Duran, Faithless, Groove Armada, Primal Scream and Medicine Head have all worked on this album. However, this time around, the sessioneer du jour has actually got a fine set of songs to deliver, and has some great ideas as to how to present them.This isn't the usual stroke-fest of average songs and poor vocals, but rather has some supurb guitar work, decent songs and his vocals are at worst fair and, on a few songs, he shows that he can actually sing! But the guitar-oh boy, this guy has got chops like a Barnsley lamb and more than enough talent to use them in the right places. There is a lot of funk and soul in here but it is all shot through with a solid Bluesy undertone. 'New Soul Brother', 'Vanity', and 'Dr Feel' all show his guitar at its best, and the wah-wah work on 'Dr Feel' brought Stevie Ray Vaughan to mind. Yeah, this is a sessioneers solo-album but, based on this, he might just have a new day-job.
The Independent on Sunday.
Reviewed by Simon Price Sunday, 3 February 2008 Dom Brown is Duran Duran's lead guitarist, having replaced Andy Taylor in 2006, and as a seasoned session man, he hasn't held back in roping in a few favours from his famous associates. His new album features appearances from members of Faithless, Primal Scream, Jethro Tull, Van Morrison's band, and the rhythm section of John and Roger Taylor helping out on "Amazing" and "Crocodile Tears". 'Between the Lines' stays firmly in the middle of a rock-soul road with Orson on one kerb and Kravitz on the other. Brown perhaps errs on the side of muso-ism, but the crazy fretwork on "Vanity" is almost cool enough for Duran themselves.
Guitar & Bass Magazine.
'bursting with great axe-work and classy tones, it’s original and dynamic. Great songs with an underlying funkiness that transcends the ordinary'. The Guitar Magazine,