Sunday 21st January 2018
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The Big Smoke Family with support from Dom Pipkin

The only London band dedicated to New Orleans funk are back at Ronnie's with their trademark street beats and driving horns. Join us for a night of dirty grooves and sounds of the Crescent City with over 4 hours of live music! 


Roy Pfeffer - Drums and Shouts
Tony ‘Rico’ Richardson - Sax
Patrick Kenny - Trombone
Eikel Venegas Hernandez - Trumpet
Rob Updegraff - Guitar
Holley Gray - Bass
Dj Kobayashi - Samples and scratching

Book your tickets here:

 £8 in advance or £10 cash on the door.

 Music from 7pm to 11:30pm

 Please note seating is not guaranteed



The band:
The Big Smoke Family is a funky collective led by drummer Roy Pfeffer. The band play some of the greatest funk to come from New Orleans with original arrangements and a contemporary approach. All the while keeping it finger-snapping good!

With credits that include Dr John Maceo Parker, Zigaboo, Courtney Pine and Joss Stone. The Big Smoke Family are some of the UK's funkiest musicians.

Great job fellas!" Galactic

"Wow! Keep doing what you're doing!" ... Johnny Vidacovich

"Always a great night!" Ronnie Scott's Jazz club




Dom Pipkin:

Alongside a glittering session career (Paloma Faith, David Byrne, Paul Weller, Morcheeba), piano player Dom Pipkin is a regular visitor and featured performer in New Orleans – having made the music of this magical city his lifelong study. His live appearances include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, European festivals and 1000’s of club and theater, radio and TV dates. Radio 2 presenter and piano star Jamie Cullum says “I can’t hold a candle to this guy”. Dom appears here on solo piano with a mix of his own songs and New Orleans blues classics.



Make a Reservation

You cannot buy tickets in advance for Upstairs @ Ronnie's (except on Sunday nights). Entry is on the door - or you may fill out the reservation form below if you are a group of 8 or more and are able to arrive before 8pm. Strictly Over 18's Only.

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Date: Sunday 21st January
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