Dom Pipkin’s All-Star New Orleans Review with DJ Lil’Koko featuring The Coalminers
Dom Pipkin leads his consummately talented ensemble with piano and voice, brazing a trail though both well-known and obscure New Orleans jazz, blues, RnB and funk. Pipkin’s long-standing association with all things New Orleans fits perfectly with DJ Lil’ Koko, equally steeped in the NOLA tradition. Pipkin and Koko ran some of the best New Orleans nights in town, including the legendary “Music Shop” on Denmark Street and the Mardi Gras residency at Ronnie Scott’s. Long sets deep into the night take in the sounds of Jon Cleary, Smiley Lewis, Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith and beyond, mixed with Pipkin’s own distinctive songwriting.
With Dom on the road with Morcheeba tonight we feature The Coalminers, led by master drummer Pat Levett and featuring keyboard wizz Arthur Lea on piano and vocals. The band has playing credits from Laura Mvula to Tom Jones and Sowetto Kinch, and regularly appears at Ronnie Scott’s club and club and festival stages across the Europe. Expect some of the finest funk and soul drenched thoroughly in the New Orleans songbook from an outfit that take their name from the Allen Toussaint / Lee Dorsey worldwide hit “Working in the Coalmine”
"From time to time I stumble on a band
that totally blows me away... The sound they have put down is perfect"
Craig Charles - BBC Radio 2 Funk and Soul Show
21:30 + Late Set from 00:30. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.