Piano virtuoso Dom Pipkin and his band, 'Dom and The Ikos', will be bringing authentic New Orleans inspired rhythm and blues to Docks Academy in March 2021. Support TBC.
Pipkin is one of Europe’s top exponents of New Orleans rhythm and blues. He breathes new life into the classic funk sounds of The Meters, Dr John, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, with these influences emerging in his own irresistible song writing.
His band, Dom and the Ikos, takes the New Orleans influence and fleshes it out with drums, harmonies and wailing sax. They have been resident at Ronnie Scott's London and around the RnB club scene where their reputation as a top level live act is second to none.
Pipkin travels the world as the keyboard player with trip-hop pioneers Morcheeba, he was Musical Director for Paloma Faith, and has played for Paul Weller, Laura Mvula, Ray Davies, Pee Wee Ellis and John Newman to name a few, but has always kept a close connection to his second home, New Orleans.
A regular visitor to the Crescent City for 15 years, he has performed at the Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the world famous New Orleans “Piano Night”, and alongside its musical legends Allen Toussaint, Lilian Boutte, Jon Cleary, Ellis Marsalis and Marcia Ball. He has supported Dr John, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and the Blind Boys of Alabama, and performed for film director Stanley Kubrik.
Pipkin delivers the most authentic and compelling take on this highly infectious and life affirming blend of blues, gospel, street and jazz that is uniquely New Orleans. He also boasts a stellar list of international festivals and radio and TV appearances and fans ranging from Jonathan Ross, Hugh Laurie, David Arnold, and Jamie Cullum!
"I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player" - Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2.
Tickets are now on sale priced at £15 (when purchased in advance) or £17 on the door, plus See Tickets commission.
All of our ticket sales are handled by Seetickets.com. Seetickets’ policy is that all tickets are non refundable unless, during the checkout process, you pay extra to protect your tickets. In this event you will be able to claim a refund from Seetickets. Docks Academy is unable to process refunds in all circumstances. Please note these events are for people aged 18 and over. Anyone aged under 18 will be refused admission and no refunds will be issued for tickets purchased for under 18s, whether or not ticket protection has been paid for.
We are sorry to report that, due to Covid19's significant impact on our business, we are still not yet wheelchair accessible. Currently, the only way of entering the Docks Academy is via a flight of stairs. However, our mid term plans include a wheelchair accessible lift coming up to a new external balcony which will have level access to the venue, funding allowing. Please rest assured wheelchair access remains our highest priority and as soon as we have reopened with our non socially distanced programme we will look at this in earnest. We are grateful for your forbearance.
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