KEITH THOMPSON NEWS – JAN/FEB 2012
- New “Live” album, “Snapshot Of Reality” on Brambus Records
- New downloadable charity Single “Break These Chains”
An interesting start to 2012! Diversity seems to be the name of the game, so there will be more acoustic gigs as well as full band line-ups. Keep following the the gig list…Link at the bottom of the page:
Here’s a review of a recent gig at Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester:
A RAPTUROUS Brewery Blues reception prompted local blues guitarist Keith Thompson to ask the audience ‘Can you come out with us on tour’.
The applause was thoroughly well deserved and no wonder impresario John Drummond wants to book the band for the venue’s Christmas party on December 14.
Thompson played two sets for the Cirencester punters backed by the experienced Climax Blues Band rhythm section of Neil Simpson and Roy Adams.
Thompson effortlessly traded licks with Simpson’s five-string bass on the self-penned Power Of Love, put his own spin on Hendrix’s Little Wing and closed the opening session with some storming slide guitar work on his own Tumblin’ Dice.
But the evening took off with his incendiary version of Rory Gallagher’s slow blues, Should’ve Learned My Lesson – the best thing I have seen at Brewery Arts since the blues nights began.
The crowd joyously participated in Al Green’s Take Me To The River and Thompson closed an excellent night with another nod to one of his heroes in Gallagher’s Messin’ With The Kid.
I now have a brand new “live” (full band) album due for release at the end of February on Swiss label “Brambus Records” called, “Snapshot of Reality”.
To pre – order direct from Density music UK…click here.
Here is the Brambus press release:
KEITH THOMPSON: powerful blues live album to be released end of February!
Keith Thompson has been part of the Brambus family for ages and one of our finest artists in the field of blues and blues-rock! This is his third album for brambus and it is hot!
“Snapshot of Reality” is the “live and dangerous” latest release from Keith Thompson Band on Brambus Records. Since their first release on Brambus Records in 1998 Keith Thompson Band have been consistently performing in mainland Europe and the UK in clubs and prestigious festivals including Postonja Blues Festival, Slovenia, Umag Festival, Croatia, Suwalki, Poland, Colne R&B festival and Gloucester Blues Festival UK. Following the success of the first album and subsequent releases it was time for the “Live” album! “Snapshot of Reality” has captured the band in action as their touring has taken them from strength to strength. For fans of British Blues/Rock, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher etc. Keith’s no-nonsense approach hits the target. Reviewers described the shows as unforgettable, flawless, exciting and impressive. There is just one thing left to do and that is to put this album on and turn it up!
The new album is due end of February, titled: SNAPSHOT OF REALITY (Brambus 201264-2)! Order now, get it first!!!
Yet more news:
I have also released a charity download single, “Break These Chains”. Every penny earned from this download only single will go to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust 18/18. The money raised goes towards helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. You can download the track from:
Gigs so far have been great ranging from intimate style acoustic shows to the band rockin’ out at the Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.
I am also keeping busy recording Library Music and Idents/jingles for Radio….which is a little under the radar but thought you’d like to know that I don’t lie in bed all day!….Well…most days anyway!
Please keep checking back to the web site. It is updated on a regular basis with news and new gigs etc.