"It's rare to find a pianist-singer with a style so finely integrated that it's hard to think of voice and piano as separate elements... We're lucky to have him." The Observer
Dominic Aldiss SINGS AND PLAYS COLE PORTER, accompanied by Alec Dankworth (bass) and Colin Oxley (guitar).
The urbane and sophisticated Dominic Alldis has built a unique musical career over 30 years, spanning the rich and varied musical worlds of classical music, jazz piano and cabaret singing. Equally at home with a conductor's baton in hand, performing with his jazz trio or entertaining an audience with songs at the piano, Dominic's fluency in many different musical languages and flair for bringing them together in a distinctive way puts him in a category all of his own.
The piano-bass-guitar combo was pioneered by Nat King Cole, as well as the Oscar Peterson trio, both major influences on Dominic's piano playing. The show will include swinging and soulful interpretations of Porter's sophisticated and witty lyrics, including Night and Day, You Do Something To Me and It's Alright With Me, as well as cabaret songs by Dave Frishberg and Blossom Dearie, French songs by Michel Legrand and Brazilian songs by Tom Jobim.
"A winning combination of old-style British charm and new-style keyboard skill. He's a class act." The Evening Standard