Based in New Zealand’s cultural hub and capital city Wellington, Louis Thompson-Munn is a Pianist and Vocalist & graduate of the New Zealand School of Music Jazz Program.
Performing in a variety of ensembles and in many styles, Louis regularly plays and is a part of the thriving Wellington music scene. During the past few years he has been involved with a number of ensembles performing with many of the country’s top musicians.
Louis is the Pianist and backing vocalist for Wellington’s premier covers band Superbad Soul Section, formed in 2009, during which time Superbad have performed for the Wellington Christmas in the Park Spectacular to a 35,000 strong crowd, and most recently at the 2015 Gardens Magic series at the Wellington Botanic Gardens sound-shell to 3000 people!
Louis has also performed at the Wellington’s CUBA DUPA festival, Wellington Jazz Club, Wellington Jazz Festival, opened 2015’s Jazz in Martinborough festival, the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club, Wanganui Jazz Club & Auckland Jazz & Blues Club. Louis has also performed with NZ Jazz legend Rodger Fox, Lisa Tomlins, Royal NZ Air Force Band, Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers & the Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, Tawhiri Funk & the Frank Burkitt Band to name a few.
Louis is currently performing with a number of groups. His own groove collective under the moniker LTM, Jazz trio Ol’ King Cole, covers band Superbad, Trip-Hop act The 16th, authentic Funk/Soul band The Fades, Uptakes, performing solo and with other Wellington artists & bands.
Past bands include progressive-rock band Riverblind & NZ Soul band Astro Empire.
Saturday 10th March – 10:00pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Saturday 17th March – 10:00pm – The Fades at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 23rd March – 10:00pm – The Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Thursday 29th March – 9:30pm – Black Market Buoys at The Library, Wellington.
Thursday 5th April – 8:00pm – Frank Burkitt Band (‘RACONTEUR’ ALBUM RELEASE) at San Fran Bathhouse, Wellington.
Sunday 15th April – 6:00pm – Eilish Wilson Organ Trio at LBQ, Wellington.
Friday 20th April – 9:30pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Saturday 21st April – 10:30pm – Superbad at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 26th May – 10:00pm – LTM at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
JUNE 2018 – OL’ KING COLE – NZ TOUR!
Monday 11th – Orange Studios, Christchurch.
Tuesday 12th – 7:30pm – Lodge Theatre, Geraldine.
Wednesday 13th – 7:30pm – Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru.
Friday 15th – 7:30pm – Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka.
Saturday 16th – 3:00pm – Coronation Hall, Cromwell.
Sunday 17th – 3:00pm – James Cumming Wing, Gore.
Tuesday 19th – 7:30pm – Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka.
Thursday 21st – 7:30pm – Royal Opera House, Whanganui.
Friday 22nd – 7:30pm – 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth.
Saturday 23rd – 5;00pm – Warkworth Town Hall, Warkworth.
Sunday 24th – 4:00pm – Graham Young Youth Centre, Tauranga.
Monday 25th – 7:30pm – The Salvation Army Church, Whakatane.
Tuesday 26th – TBC – Rotorua.
Wednesday 27th – 7:30pm – Dome Cinema, Gisborne.
Thursday 28th – 8:00pm – The Common Room, Hastings.
Sunday 1st July – 5:00pm – The Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Saturday 14th July – 10:00pm – Superbad at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 27th July – 9:00pm – LTM at MOON, Newtown.