Dom Pipkin and The Ikos
Celebrate the release of Dom Pipkin's new album at our live launch party! Authentic New Orleans piano, R&B grooves and Funk from Paloma Faith's MD and pianist Dom Pipkin through the music of Doctor John, Professor Longhair, The Meters and more. The Ikos always throw a Crescent City party at Hideaway so get set for this one to be steaming hot!
“Flails the organ to within a millimeter of Jimmy Smith and just dig that almighty piano...” Straight No Chaser Magazine.
“A serious piano player...” Blues In Britain Magazine
London based piano player Dom Pipkin was originally a member of Errol Linton’s Blues Vibe, before splitting to form his own group 'Dom Pipkin and the Ikos'.
His style developed out of a love of the New Orleans piano professors - Professor Longhair, James Booker, Huey ‘Piano’ Smith, Jon Cleary, as well as from a whole host of jazz and blues influences, such as Errol Garner and Otis Spann. His solo set (most famously booked privately by the late Stanley Kubrik) shows his classical and sometimes rhapsodic influences, married with a tough approach to the blues and driving left hand rhythms.
Through his regular piano solo slot at the legendary Black Gardenia club in Soho he became friends with Paloma Faith, with whom he records and tours all over the world as part of her regular band.
Asked to join The Jim Jones Revue and Hey Negrita for his boogieing skills, rocking solo piano sets at speakeasies such as London’s Nightjar and Ronnie Scott’s, or providing funked out and experimental keys with bandleaders Bukky Leo, Roy Pfeffer, Ramon Goose, Kevin Davy or James Evans around town, Dom Pipkin always brings that bit of New Orleans/blues/grit to any musical situation.