May 22: Chris Thompson unplugged

Chris Thompson unplugged

Raglan Old School Arts Centre, 5 Stewart St, Raglan

May 22. Door sales $20. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Chris Thompson is no stranger to Raglan audiences. He’ll be playing unplugged at the Old School Arts Centre with some of his new songs and others from his 257 published songs. Chris is in fine form, and has recently produced 2 new albums which will be available for sale at this solo performance.

Over recent years he has been in Taupo and in 2017 at Waihi Beach. In December 2016 Chris recorded a new digital album called On High Street (by ‘Chris Thompson, the Folksinger from Hell’), which was released on Bandcamp.com. He has been playing at The Bowentown Cafe and The Porch.

He is presently working with Hamilton-based Pinenut Records on the collectors vinyl edition of some long lost rock and experimental recordings made in Dublin in 1974. This album (Drunken Nights in Dublin) was released on L.P., E.P., 45 and CD at a release gig at Nivara Lounge on 24 November 2018, followed by a short concert tour to Auckland, Taupo, Tauranga and Waihi Beach.

In 2019, Chris Thompson returned to Hamilton, performing as a trio with Jordan Rex Carpenter (bass) and Alex Deane (congas), playing cafe gigs in and around Hamilton. A new album, Woodsheddin’ was released on Pinenut Records in 2019. That was followed by a new album and tour in 2020, with Only One Way Out of Town released on Pinenut Records in November 2020.

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