Dom Pipkin & the Ikos bring the Funky Soul of New Orleans to Rye!

Dom Pipkin is one of the leading exponents of New Orleans RnB and blues in the UK and he will be talking about his first hand experiences of visiting New Orleans after Katrina, the people and characters that he met and how the music of this fascinating city, famous the world over for its music got itself back on it's feet. The mood will be high and in full swing when he's joined on stage by his band The Ikos to get us all up partying - New Orleans style!

No UK artist has made a deeper connection to the roots and grooves of New Orleans music than Dom Pipkin and his world-travelled cohorts With playing credits ranging from Dr John to Maceo Parker, this explosive band brings the true spirit of the NOLA essence of life everywhere their high octane shows take them. “Currently lighting up the British RnB and Blues scene…. very very fine band indeed” Paul Jones, Radio 2, the Iko’s take their involved audiences - encouraged to sing and dance along, and play on passed out tambourines - through the full funky journey of New Orleans soul and funk, mixing the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Dr John, Professor Longhair and beyond with their own irresistible originals. Every show builds to fever pitch, the audience up on their feet.

Many times traveller and performer in New Orleans radio, clubs and festivals piano virtuoso “I can’t hold a candle to this guy” - Jamie Cullum - Dom Pipkin begins the show with his thoughts and experiences of the impact Katrina had on the city and culture, its many colourful characters, and on how the city finally got itself back on its feet.


On Sunday 30th August, this special afternoon performance coincides exactly to the weekend 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and devastated the lives of thousands of people.

We are very proud to have Four Roses sponsor this wonderful event. Only Four Roses handcrafts 10 distinct and extraordinary Bourbon recipes, then mingles them by hand to create our family of award-winning brands. Artistry such as this is how we survived Prohibition, The Great Depression, Two World Wars, and 40 years of exile from the US, only to be named American Whisky Distiller of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015 – four times in the last five years - by Whisky Magazine. Handcrafting this way may be a bit more time consuming, but one sip, and you’ll no doubt agree, it’s worth the extra effort.

Four Roses is seen in all the right places! Come and toast to New Orleans with us at this special performance.

Posted on 25/06/2015 by Ian Bowden

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