Dom Pipkin: Smokin' Boogie

 - Tales of The Big Easy, Bourbon and Bad Boys

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Doors: 7.30pm / Start: 8.00pm

Tickets: £10.00

(Booking fee applies for online bookings to support FAC and Music Venue Trust*)

One of Europe’s most authentic and spirited  blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show to FAC with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano.  


Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the ‘rushin’ lady’ .  voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting - a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat.

Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.


Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam onstage whenever he’s in the Crescent City.  His experiences are real and resonating.   His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics. He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Ray Davis, Morcheeba, David Byrne, Guy Barker, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Pee Wee Ellis  and Laura Mvula; has dozens of radio and TV appearances to his credit and is in constant demand on the capital’s club scene.  


“When Dom plays the piano magic happens” – Paloma Faith


“…a highly impressive pianist”    Blues In Britain magazine


“A great piano player”    Andy Kershaw


"..cooks up a steaming musical stew that has the crowd dancing and 

clapping"  - Classic Rock Blues Magazine (live review at 100 Club, London)


“I can’t hold a candle to this guy.  He’s a great piano player”  

Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2


“I really love your stuff.  I hope we play together again soon!”     

(Grammy and W.C Handy award nominated)    Eric Bibb


“You’ve been quite the revelation!”   

Paul Jones (Manfred Mann, The Blues Band), BBC Radio 2


“ up the British blues and RnB scene at the moment, very very good indeed!”  Paul Jones on Radio 2 again 


“Love your piano playing”  Paul Weller


“I love your band!  You get me singing and dancing”    

Paul Sanchez,  multiple award-wining New Orleans songwriter/ artist


“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK.  So good!”    

Zigaboo Modeliste of international supergroup The Meters and 

godfather of New Orleans funk drumming”


“Have you heard this guy play James Booker?”   

Tom McDermott, New Orleans piano star


“Simply amazing”  London Culture Club   


“Dom plays the kind of piano Jools can only dream about”  BeBop Spoken Here


“Dom’s solo shows are a treat – intimate, moving, funky and lively. A real romp through the heart and soul of New Orleans piano and beyond”  - Kino-Teatr  


We have teamed up with Music Venues Trust and TicketWeb to bring you some of the best live music in West Cumbria.


*A £1 per ticket booking will be applied to all online and telephone bookings, with 50% going directly to maintain and sustain our unique venue and a further contribution direct to the Music Venues Trust.

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