Dom Pipkin & The Ikos

Dom Pipkin 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. The band The Iko's takes the New Orleans influence and fleshes it out with drums, harmonies, wailing sax, and has been resident at Ronnie Scott's London, and around the RnB club scene, where it's reputation as a top level live act is second to none.
Born in Chester, England, but growing up in the Netherlands, Dom learned 'official' piano as a kid and started fooling around with blues and jazz aged about 12, copying records from the local music library, and forming his first band at the same time. He also became Morcheeba's keyboard player, recording on their influential Big Calm album; and pursued various beat-driven projects around the city whilst picking up another blues driven musical 'day' job with tribute band The Rollin' Stoned
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.

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