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 6th July – 9:30pm – Moira Jean Band at Rogue & Vagabond.
Sunday 8th July – 8:30pm – Black Market Buoys at The Library.
Friday 13th July – 5:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at QT Museum Hotel.
Friday 13th July – 10:00pm – Uptakes at Southern Cross, Wellington.
Saturday 14th July – 10:00pm – Superbad Soul Section: STEVIE vs. JT at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Sunday 15th July – 5:00pm – Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers at Meow (Wellington Jazz Club).
Thursday 19th July – 9:30pm – The Sunlight Band at Rogue & Vagabond.
Friday 20th July – 6:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at Baobab Cafe, Newtown.
Friday 20th July – 10:00pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar.
Saturday 21st July – 10:00pm – Ol’ King Cole at Hashigo Zake.
Friday 27th July – 9:00pm – LTM at MOON, Newtown.
Saturday 4th August – 10:00pm – The Fades at Rogue & Vagabond.
Friday 10th August – 9:30pm – Fanny Pack at Rogue & Vagabond.