Based in New Zealand’s cultural capital city Wellington, Louis Thompson-Munn is a Pianist, 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 groups 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, Superbad have performed for the Wellington Christmas in the Park Spectacular to a 35,000 strong crowd as well as the Gardens Magic series at the Wellington Botanic Gardens sound-shell to over 3000 people!
Louis has also performed at Wellington’s CUBA DUPA festival, Wellington Jazz Festival, Wellington Jazz Club, opened the 2015 Jazz in Martinborough festival, Hawkes Bay Jazz Club, Wanganui Jazz Club & the 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, The Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers, performing solo and with other Wellington artists & bands.
Past bands include progressive-rock band Riverblind & NZ Soul band Astro Empire.
Friday 21st September – 5:30pm – Solo piano at CQ Hotel, Cuba St. Wellington.
Saturday 29th September – 4:00pm – duo w/ Moira Jean at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 29th September – 10:00pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Friday 5th October – 9:30pm – LTM at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Saturday 6th October – 7:30pm – Ol’ King Cole at Loft24, Wellington. (Sugarfoot Stomp)
Sunday 7th October – 4:30pm – Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers at Taranaki Jazz Club, New Plymouth.
Saturday 13th October – 10:00pm – Moira Jean Band at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Friday 19th October – 8:00pm – Superbad Soul Section at HighLight Festival, Lower Hutt.
Tuesday 23rd October – 1:00pm – Ol’ King Cole at Ebbertt Park School, Hastings.
Thursday 25th October – 11:00am – Ol’ King Cole at Napier Conference Centre.
Friday 26th October – 10:00pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Friday 2nd November – 7:00pm – FRANK BURKITT BAND: Live EP recording at Vogelmorn Hall, Wellington.
Friday 9th November – 1:30pm – Ol’ King Cole at Theatre Royal, New Plymouth.