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 18th May – 5:30pm – Solo Piano at CQ Hotel, Cuba St. Wellington.
Friday 18th May – 9:30pm – Moira Jean Band at MOON, Newtown.
Saturday 19th May – 11:00am – Solo Piano (Performing on Michael Parekōwhai’s Piano) at City Gallery Wellington.
Saturday 19th May – 10:00pm – Moira Jean Trio at Hashigo Zake, Wellington.
Thursday 24th May – 9:30pm – Neo Hot Jive Orchestra at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 25th May – 5:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at Museum Hotel, Wellington.
Friday 25th May – 9:30pm – Uptakes at Havana Bar, Wellington.
Thursday 31st May – 9:30pm – LTM at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 8th June – 9:30pm – Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers at Hotel Bristol (Wellington Jazz Festival).
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 – 7:30pm – Ponsonby Rd, 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.
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.
Friday 20th July – 6:30pm – w/ Moira Jean at Baobab Cafe, Newtown.
Friday 27th July – 9:00pm – LTM at MOON, Newtown.
Saturday 4th August – 10:00pm – The Fades at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.