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.
Friday 10th November – 8:00pm – The Fades at Paekakariki Hall, Paekakariki.
Saturday 11th November – 7:30pm – The Fades at 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth.
Friday 17th November – 9:00pm – The Fades at The Boathouse, Nelson.
Saturday 18th November – 9:00pm – The Fades at Dharma Shed, Blenheim.
Thursday 23rd November – 9:30pm – Superbad at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Saturday 25th November – 9:00pm – The Fades at The Common Room, Hastings.
Wednesday 6th December – 6:00pm – Ol’ King Cole at The Third Eye (Tuatara), Wellington.
Thursday 7th December – 9:30pm – Neo Hot Jive Orchestra at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Friday 8th December – 7:00pm – Solo Piano at Baobab Cafe, Newtown.
Saturday 16th December – 9:00pm – Superbad at The Social, Kapiti.
Saturday 23rd December – 9:30pm – The Panic Band at Rogue & Vagabond, Wellington.
Sunday 31st December – 10:30pm – Superbad at Southern Cross, Wellington. (NYE!)