Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson

 Rugby, England, GBR
BandBluesAdult Contemporary

Keith Thompson is a Singer/Songwriter from the UK, Performing solo acoustic guitar and piano. Style is blues influenced with a soulful English slant. Influences include John Martyn, Rory Gallagher, Stefan Grossman, The Beatles and many others. Keith also performs with full band.

Biography

Having toured the length and breadth of the UK and Europe as a solo artist and with his band, Keith has finally released an acoustic album, "Steel Strings & Bruised Reed" to much critical acclaim. Some of the songs on the album are unplugged versions of band material and other songs that until now had no outlet. So, armed with an acoustic guitar and a bunch of songs, Keith set out to do a few solo acoustic gigs. The experience proved to be so enjoyable and audiences warmed to the personality that comes across in a more intimate and simple form, it was decided to do more. Keith loves the music played in the band but outside of the band context Keith tended to gravitate to acoustic music and the work of many singer songwriters. The blues and rock influence is still evident and the result on stage and on the album is a very raw and honest collection of songs.

Over the years he has released a lot of incidental music for television programs and soundtrack projects and he has sold over 100,000 albums. Keith also writes songs and music for other artists and musical projects. Recent credits include, “Road to Recovery” the AA’s theme tune. His song "Preaching The Blues" was voted into third place in the "People's Voice" competition, being the only UK finalist in the International Song-writing Competition (Blues Category) out of over 16000 entries.

Discography

1) Against The Odds
2) Reputation
3) Strange Brew
4) Out Of The Smoke
5) Independence
6) Steel Strings & Bruised Reed
7) Snapshot Of Reality

Set List

A typical set list will consist of original material old and new, with maybe a couple of bluesy covers thrown in. 1.30 to 2 hours performance time. Keith performs solo acoustic guitar and piano on occasions.