Keith Thompson Blog. Summer 2017

 

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well….I don’t do these blogs on a regular basis…just when I have particularly interesting stuff to say!….Every day is interesting but I don’t think you would appreciate hearing from me that often!

Big news is on the touring/gigging front. I (Keith Thompson Band) have another European tour booked taking in dates in five countries; UK, Poland, Czech, Austria and Switzerland!…..I have also joined the Folk/Americana band, The Jigantics….they also have dates in UK, Portugal and Holland….I have also got some pre-booked gigs with Steven Sproat and Moses Wiggins….so along with recording work for computer games and Library music etc….looks like I am going to be busy!

Here are dates booked so far for the rest of the year:

July

Wed 19th. Nether Edge folk Club, Sheffield (The Jigantics)
Thurs 27th.. Gloucester Blues Week, Peppers, Bull Lane (6.00pm KT solo acoustic)
Sat 29th. Gloucester Blues Week, Dick Whittington, Westgate Street. (KT.Band 5.30pm)
Sun 30th. Gloucester Blues Week, Dick Whittington, Westgate Street. (KT solo 6.00pm)

August

Tues 1st. Lindors Country Hotel, Lydney (with Steve Sproat)
Sat 12th. Pheonix Theatre, Ross On Wye (with Steve Sproat)
Sun 13th. Lowther Show, Penrith, Cumbria. (The Jigantics)

Sun 19th. The Void Festival, Sinzendorf, 93449 Waldmünchen, GERMANY (with The Groundhogs)

Tues 22nd. Bristol Blues Club, Downend Tavern, Downend Road, Bristol (KT.Band)

September

Fri 1st. Broomfield Tavern, Coventry (KT.Band)
Sat 2nd. Uxbridge Folk Club Festival (The Jigantics)
Fri 8th. Hunmanby Community Centre, Filey, N. Yorkshire (The Jigantics)
Sat 9th. Bellingham, All Acoustic Music Festival, Northumberland (The Jigantics)
Thurs 21st. Southdowns Folk Festival, Bognor Regis (The Jigantics)
Sun 24th. Wotton Under Edge Blues Festival, Royal Oak (KT.Band)
Thurs 28th. Beehive, Swindon. (Moses Wiggins)

October

Fri 6th. Peppers, Bull lane, Gloucester. 6.00pm start. (Moses Wiggins)
9th – 13th. Costa del Folk Festival,
Albufeira, PORTUGAL (The Jigantics)

KT.Band European Tour
October

Fri 20th. Krakow, POLAND
Sat 21st. Sucha Beskidzka, POLAND
Sun 22nd, Niepolomice, POLAND
Mon 23rd. Novy Sicin, CZECH
Tues 24th Kolin, CZECH
Wed 25th. Esse Bar, Winterthur, SWISS
Thurs 26th. 8304 Bar, Wallisellen, SWISS
Fri 27th Beni’s Backroad, Beiz, Sils i.D, SWISS
Sat 28th. Landhaus, Jenaz, SWISS
Mon 30th. Altes Sporthaus, Vohringen, GERMANY

November

Wed 1st. Alte, Muhle, Scharnitz, AUSTRIA
Thurs 2nd. Buesianna, Velden, AUSTRIA
Fri 3rd. Ceska 1, Kutna Hora, CZECH
Sat 4th. Bandr, Uhersky Brod, CZECH
Thurs 7th. Krosno, POLAND

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November Cont…

Fri 10th. Trouble Tree Folk Concerts,
2396 Wj Koudekerk Ad Rijn, HOLLAND (The Jigantics)
Sat 11th. Folk at home, Tilburg, Netherlands (The Jigantics)
Sun 12th. Muziekcafe Cultuurhuys De Kroon,
Waddinxeen, Netherlands (The Jigantics)

Sun 19th. Stratford Blues Events, The Alehouse. Straford (KT solo 5.00pm)

December

Fri 1st. Woodman Folk Club, Kingswinford (The Jigantics)

MORE NEWS!

NEW SONG

I have co-written a song called Paradise with my friend Lukasz Gorczyca from Poland. In Poland Lukasz is a well known bass player and music promoter. We also have some prestigious artists who worked on the project with us.

 

PARADISE – GORCZYCA
Lukasz Gorczyca is the man behind this project. He is a well known promoter of live music and bass player in Poland.  On vocals is “Aro” ( Arek Klusowski ) a very talented Polish vocalist known from very popular TV show called VOICE OF POLAND where he finished in second place. We all know that coming in second is sometimes even better that first! Also for good measure the guitarist on the track is Jennifer Batten – a very experienced guitar player known from Michael Jackson band ( 3 world tours) and Jeff Beck ( 2 world tours)

We have released this as a single, available on Itunes.

https://itunes.apple.com/pl/album/paradise-feat-arek-k%C5%82usowski-jennifer-batten-radio/id1261402733

 ALBUMS

The albums are still selling. Two very different approaches. My solo acoustic album, Two Minutes to Midnight and full band album, Catch the Fire.

  • My new album, Two Minutes to Midnight has had great reviews in the music press. Here is a quote from my favourite: “Here is a British blues artist who delivers one of surely the best acoustic based albums you’ll hear this year. The recording quality is excellent, and he’s in great voice throughout and remains on very fine form as a musician but on top of that is a song-writer of the highest order. Very highly recommended!” – Peter Clack (Blues In Britain)
  • Catch the Fire, 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 definitely be heard. Maybe keep the matches and lighter away from Keith and his mates though! Simon Redley (Blues and Soul)

Why not check out the album page of my web site and order your copy: Density Music

 

 

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