Dom Pipkin’s Ikos Trio

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Last Show: Wednesday 9 th February 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Dom Pipkin has played the piano all over the world, specialising in the sounds of the Crescent City (New Orleans), a city that has hosted his playing many times. He leads an all-star band 'The Ikos’ and has shared stages with Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Jamie Cullum says “I can’t hold a candle to this guy”.  He is joined at the Pheasantry by regular drummer and bassist Jimmy Norden and Nick Pini for a more expansive and jazz-inspired take on this most spicy and engaging blend of blues and latin music, showcasing his engaging songwriting and playing.

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“The finest New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana”

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Named after the New Orleans classic “Iko Iko” the Ikos are led by British piano supremo Dom Pipkin.  Pipkin has performed all over the world, both as a solo artist and with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Paloma Faith, and Morcheeba.  

Jamie Cullum says “I can’t hold a candle to this guy”, and godfather of modern New Orleans funk drumming Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters says “Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good!” 

Pipkin is a regular performer in New Orleans with appearances including the prestigious “Piano Night” at the world-famous Jazz and Heritage Festival, alongside such luminaries as the late Allen Toussaint,  Jon Cleary, and Ellis Marsalis.  The Ikos are regular performers  at Ronnie Scott’s club in London, and have headlined festivals up and down the land.   Their sets mine the music of Dr John, Lee Dorsey, Professor Longhair, the Meters and the whole catalogue of classic Nola RnB and funk, mixing the classics with Pipkin’s own compelling songwriting and stretch out numbers for the band. 

Pipkin is joined on this occasion by bass player Nick Pini (Laura Marling, Tom Jones) and drummer Jimmy Norden (Annie Lennox , Alice Russell). Discover what Paul Jones  of BBC Radio 2’s Blues Show describes as “Lighting up the British blues and RnB scene. 

Band Line Up

Dom Pipkin (piano)

Jimmy Norden (drums) 

Nick Pini (bass)