Thursday 30th May: Carus Thompson

Thursday 30th May: Carus Thompson
8.30pm £2

Originally making his name as part of explosion of the Australian Roots movement in the 2000’s alongside good friends The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd and Pete Murray, troubadour Carus Thompson is a first class songwriter who’s songs & stories connect.

As well as his Colonial mates he's toured with Jack Johnson, Dave Mathews and Damien Rice, however in the UK it was his 4 tours opening for folk star Seth Lakeman that really put him on the map, earning him some BBC2 play through folk-roots aficionado Bob Harris. February 2019 saw Carus again touring the UK opening for Seth on his Theatre Tour.

At home in Oz Carus has been nominated for many an award and critically lauded. FORTE magazine called his latest album ISLAND “a welcome return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen” and two songs of the album were shortlisted in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, run out of Nashville, USA.Carus has the rare skill of being able to emotionally engage, whilst also entertaining - always ensuring the crowd gets up and has a great time.

A singer-songwriter he is but with a good dose of Australian pub energy thrown in.

“This is quality Songwriting” – Jeff Jenkins, Living in the Land of OZ

“A treasure in the Australian musical landscape” – The Dwarf