Reviews

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. His subtle treatment of lyrics matches the delicacy of his keyboard harmonies and he swings - quietly but inexorably. We're lucky to have him...                         
Dave Gelly
THE OBSERVER   
He showed a winning combination of old-style British charm and new style-keyboard skill. He’s a class act...
Jack Massarik
Evening Standard
Alldis offers real interpretations of the lyric – that is, he sings the words as if he means them. This has always been a central purpose of jazz singing, though even well known figures don't always achieve it, and what a difference it makes.  
Andy Hamilton
Jazz Review
His singing is of that other world of a sophisticated supper club and cabaret room - and that is not meant as a pejorative remark. This is a highly civilised, elegant piece of work by an extremely talented musician...
Brian Blain
MUSICIAN Magazine
The arrangements are strikingly original, respectfully presented, as you will never have heard them.
Christopher Wood
The Independent on Sunday
It has a simplicity and sincerity rare these days in the hustle and bustle of the record industry demanding a certain crash, bang, wallop approach... 
Stephen Graham
Marlbank
These relics plucked from childhood are like slices of Proustian madeleine cake that unlock wistful memories and associations...
Philip Clark
Jazz Journalist
Watch What Happens is a CD of elegant musicianship, with Alldis on piano and uniquely clear and tasteful vocals, makes this recording hold your attention all the way through…
Antonia Couling
The Singer
**** Dominic Alldis plays piano with a light, elegant touch and his imaginative arrangements of such traditional tunes render the songs fresh and contemporary...
Alison Kerr
The Scotsman
**** CD OF THE WEEK - His delivery is scrupulously precise in a very urbane and English way, and thus perfectly adapted to his purpose here, which is to lay bare rather than embellish the quality of his material.  Standards (‘So in Love,’ ‘Lush Life’) rub shoulders with less familiar material (Michel Legrand’s ‘I Still See You’, Ivor Novello’s ‘My Dearest Dear’).  Ballamy and Presencer make evocative contributions, but the ultimate goal is to let the songs speak for themselves – which, thanks to the highly articulate restraint of the performers, they do most eloquently.  
Robert Shore
JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
Dominic displays impeccable diction and great sensitivity in his playing. His album If Love Were All has never been far from my own CD player in recent weeks, providing fresh nuances with each repeated playing...
Keith Howell
Cabaret Review Magazine
Lovely and, on the surface, not very 'jazz', but watch what happens when you combine an intelligent singer with fine accompanists and the insinuating melodies of Michel Legrand. His idiosyncrasies and vulnerabilities grow on you until you're convinced they're just right.
Brian Priestley
Jazzwise
Dominic plays thoughtfully and with sensitivity, and his use of synthesizer gives the piano an electronic aura that makes it glow in the dark. While the mood tends toward the lunar and introspective, 'Night Music' is also full of bright melodicism and playful impressionism that suffuses it with its own personable charm.
Stephen Hill
HEARTS OF SPACE
Barry Fantoni is a man of many parts - jazz musician, cartoonist and comic writer for Private Eye, artist, actor, expert in Chinese horoscopes and TV Personality of the Year, 1966. As if all this weren't glory enough, he also holds the grand if somewhat improbable post of Professor of Communications and Media Studies at the University of Salerno. I bet his lectures are a riot.
Charles Spencer
The Daily Telegraph, 2005 
A delightful and sophisticated evening's entertainment and a feast of lovely music presented with affection and enthusiasm...  
Iain Ledingham
Artistic Director, Amersham Festival of Music
Dominic Alldis and his friends appeared at the Mayfield Festival where their concert was an instant hit with a capacity audience. Alldis is a  classy artist who beguiles his audience with his sheer professionalism, musicianship, humour and a distinctive communication. I urge any concert promoter or festival director to look their way;  you won't be disappointed!  
Neil Mackie
Artistic Director of the Mayfield Festival
The audience at St. Mary's, Banbury was treated to a magical evening of music from Dominic Alldis, Tim Garland and the Pavao Quartet. The programme of French film music was a unique blend of jazz and classical playing, providing a marvellous opportunity to hear jazz piano, virtuoso saxophone, and string quartet playing at it's very best. It was a wonderful evening.  
Michele Hunter
promoter of LiveArts@St.Marys, Banbury
Thanks again for your warmth and enthusiasm that made the night so special...  
Tobias Sudhoff
Artistic Director, Jazz am Schloss, Rheine, Germany
'I think it's wonderful!' - [Watch What Happens – the songs of Michel Legrand]…
Blossom Dearie
jazz singer & pianist
Your CD of songs by Noël Coward just arrived and I immediately played it. I thought your playing and the arrangements all complemented the fine vocal very well..  
Dave Brubeck
jazz musician
Dominic Alldis has gained a well-deserved reputation as a sensitive and swinging pianist, the surprise is that as a singer he is all that and more...​
Steve Ross
cabaret entertainer
Thank you so much once again for such an enjoyable concert yesterday evening in St Leonard’s Church.  Our audience was greatly appreciative of your imaginative and stylish piano trio arrangements of classical themes and nursery rhymes.  This was a chamber jazz recital at its most refined with splendidly sensitive playing also by Andrew Cleyndert on double bass and Martin France on drums.  Please pass on to them my considerable appreciation for their contributions to a delightful entertainment...
Brinley Hughes
St. Leonard's Church, Hythe