Keith Thompson Blog – No1 2015

Hi……This is the first blog of 2015! I left you alone for a while! If you haven’t already bought the new album…..you won’t regret it! You can order direct from: Density Music front-small.jpg“Catch the Fire” has been very well received. Here’s are some comments:

“Keith Thompson Band are just amazing, their latest album is one of the best I’ve heard this summer!” – DJ Phil England (Bro radio FM)

“Catch the Flame” is a great album by a major talent on the current blues scene. Peter Clack (Blues In Britain)

He knows how to nail a groove and deliver superb guitar playing across this album. Here we do have a British blues band offering us a quality not often associated with self-released UK blues-rock albums, and a guitarist who should be heard. Simon Redley (Blues & Soul)

Very pleased that we are riding high in the Reverbnation charts, (currently no. 8 in the UK) and we made it into the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters Association) chart too for the first time.

If you prefer digital formats: CDbaby or Itunes

Snapshot Of Reality

There has also been a slight resurgence of interest in the previous “live” album. This is also available from: Density Music

“If passion is your thing, if it’s the be all and end all and makes the nights hanging by an amplifier, dry ice clinging to your lungs like a wet December fog and a guitar playing a sweet serenade of honest love and toiled emotion, then the Keith Thompson Band’s live album, Snapshot of Reality, is one in which to count the ways in which to adore your love of music.”

Ian D. Hall (Liverpool Sound & Vision)

The Music Biz

It’s no secret that “live” music and music in general is going through a lot of tough changes right now….severely effected by the current economic climate. I am diversifying like crazy these days in order to keep going but it is fun! I am guitarist in a cover band, called “Alter Ego”. I do solo acoustic gigs, and I also perform occasionally in a complete show incorporating the spoken word, music and video projection, under the name, “Moses Wiggins”. Of course, for me, the original music takes priority. Below is a list of confirmed dates. Keep checking the web site: Density Music as dates are added frequently.

GIGS

March

Wed 4th The Everyman Studio, Cheltenham (KT Solo acoustic)

Fri 27th Broomfield Tavern, Coventry (KTB)

April 

Fri 3rd The George, Newent (KT with Alter Ego)

 Sat 4th The Yew Tree, Dursley (KT with Alter Ego)

 Thurs 9th The Hop Pole, Bromsgrove (KTB)

 Sat 11th Old Neighbourhood Inn, Chalford (KT with Alter Ego)

 Fri 17th Didcot Red Hot Blues Club (KTB)

 Fri 24th Peppers, Bull Lane, Gloucester 6.00pm (KT with Moses Wiggins)

May

 Thurs 14th Egypt Mill, Nailsworth – PRIVATE (KT solo acoustic)

 Sun 31st. The Grapes, Stafford (KTB)

July

 Wed 15th Magic Blues Festival, Vallemaggia, Switzerland (KTB)

Thurs 30th Gloucester Blues Week, Peppers, Bull Lane, Gloucester 6.00pm (KT solo acoustic)

Fr 31st Blues At The Swan, Wotton Under Edge (KTB)

August

Sat 29th Foxstock Festival, Great Barrington, Oxfordshire (KTB onstage 8.00pm)

Synchronicity

Aside from the “live” work I also make “Library” music for TV/Radio/Film placement. You can sample some of this on here: Soundsynch

Back catalogue

I have been busy drawing a line under some old music too. I have uploaded almost the entire back catalogue to Bandcamp. It could be an interesting journey for some of you to see how I have progressed/diversified in the past! Bandcamp

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