Based in New Zealand’s cultural hub and capital city Wellington, Louis Thompson-Munn is a Pianist and Vocalist. Originally from Newcastle in Australia, Louis moved to New Zealand in December of 2006 and attended the New Zealand School of Music studying Jazz Performance.
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 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 in his Big Band & Jazz ensemble, 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’, Motown & Soul band ‘The Fades’, Authentic Funk & Soul band ‘Uptakes’, performing solo and with other Wellington artists & bands.
Past bands include progressive-rock band ‘Riverblind’ & NZ Soul band ‘Astro Empire’.
Friday 21st July – 9:00pm – The 16th at MOON 1, Newtown.
Sunday 23rd July – 6:00pm – Ol’ King Cole at Days Bay Pavilion, Eastbourne.
Friday 28th July – 6:00pm – w/ Moira Jean at QT Museum Hotel, Wellington.
Friday 4th August – 6:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at Olive, Cuba St. Wellington.
Saturday 5th August – 9:30pm – Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Wednesday 9th August – 7:00pm – w/ Moira Jean at MOON 1, Newtown.
Saturday 12th August – 10:30pm – One Night Funk Squad at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Sunday 20th August – 6:00pm – Ol’ King Cole at Days Bay Pavilion, Eastbourne.
Saturday 25th August – 7:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at Baobab Cafe, Newtown.
Saturday 25th August – 10:00pm – Moira Jean & Band at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Sunday 27th August – 8:30pm – Ol’ King Cole: With Respect to Nat – Vol. 3 at The Library, Wellington.
Friday 1st September – 6:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at QT Museum Hotel, Wellington.
Saturday 2 September – 10:30pm – The 16th at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 9 September – 10:30pm – The Fades at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 4th November – 9:30pm – w/ Frank Burkitt Band at Rhythm & Boom, Hawkes Bay.
Saturday 11th November – 4:00pm – ARVO SHOW: w/ Moira Jean at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 25th November – 9:00pm – The Fades at The Common Room, Hastings.