Neville Dickie

One of England’s most prominent boogie-woogie and stride pianists is Neville Dickie. Dickie is a regular performer on BBC Radio and has performed hundreds of times as a soloist, or with his trio. Dickie was one of few British jazz pianists who scored a hit song — “The Robins Return” — and has been embraced by British jazz fans. Back to Boogie, his 1975 album, was more than 100,000 copies. Dickie, a native of England’s County Durham spent many years playing piano in working-men’s clubs. After serving a time in the Royal Air Force he moved to London where he continued to plough his fields in the city’s bars. Dickie was auditioned by BBC radio 2 and attracted Doreen Davies’ attention. He became one of the most prominent artists on BBC Radio with Davies’ support. Dickie is still active and performs in London with his trio as well as with the Rhythmakers band that he founded in 1985.

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