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.
Wednesday 14th February – 7:00pm – Duo w/ Moira Jean at MOON, Newtown.
Thursday 15th February – 9:30pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Friday 2nd March – 12:00pm – Eilish Wilson Group at Victoria University Welcome Festival.
Friday 2nd March – 9:30pm – Panic Band at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Saturday 17th March – 10:00pm – The Fades at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 23rd March – 10:00pm – Black Market Buoys at The Library, 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.
JUNE 2018 – Ol’ King Cole – NZ TOUR!
Friday 27th July – 9:00pm – LTM at MOON, Newtown.