London based piano player Dom Pipkin was originally a member of Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, before splitting to form his own group Dom 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.
The band The Ikos takes the New Orleans influence and fleshes it out with drums, harmonies and wailing sax and has been resident at Ronnie Scott's London and around the RnB club scene where its reputation as a top level live act is second to none.
'I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player' (Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2).
Dom and The Ikos tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2011.
Official website dompipkin.co.uk