The Impossible Gentlemen will be on tour in May and October 2016 visiting some regular haunts and some new venues. Long time musical partner of Mike Walker, saxophonist and keyboard player Iain Dixon, will be joing the band for these tours. Iain began his professional career with the BBC Radio Orchestra and BBC Big Band, where he stayed for eight years before becoming a freelance player on the London music scene. He has played as a member of UK jazz groups led by Mike Walker, Julian Arguelles, Dave Green, Alan Barnes and Dave Newton, as well as leading his own bands.
As a session player, Iain has appeared on many albums with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Primal Scream and The Spice Girls. He has been a featured soloist on numerous film soundtracks including "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (dir. Anthony Minghella) and "Bright Young Things" (dir. Stephen Fry.)
Following a UK tour with the Michael Brecker Quindectet, Iain travelled to New York in 2003 to record the album "Wide Angles" with the band. He has been touring with Bryan Ferry over the last ten years and currently teaches Jazz Improvisation at Chetham's School of Music, in addition to running his own Jazz Summer School in collaboration with Mike Walker.
See "Live" for full details
The band recorded their third album in February 2015 at Curtis Schwartz's studio in Sussex. The new album will be in the shops very soon. The release date is 1st July 2016Mike Walkers's brilliant teaching site takes off www.practisin2play.com