Half Moon presents:
Carus Thompson - ISLAND Album Launch + Greg Arnold (Things Of Stone & Wood)
Carus Thompson + Greg Arnold
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
He’s toured with John Butler, Seth Lakeman, Xavier Rudd & The Waifs, Australian acoustic favourite returns to London for the first time in 2 years to launch his new album ISLAND.
A wonderful return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen - FORTE Magazine
This is quality songwriting - Jeff Jenkins, Living in The Land Of Oz
Please note that this is a matinee show and doors will open at 1.30pm
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 3 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.
Carus returns to London for the first time in 2 years to launch his brand new album ISLAND, his first new release in 5 years. At home in Oz it’s been nominated for many an award and critically lauded. FORTE magazine called it “a welcome return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen”, whilst single “Beach Fires” was shortlisted in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition.
London has always been a great town for this antipodean folk-rock talent, with his energetic and passionate approach to performance always pulling a crowd. He has the rare skill of being able to emotionally engage, whilst also entertaining - always ensuring the crowd get out of their seats. A singer-songwriter he is but with a good dose of Oz pub energy thrown in.
Special guest Greg Arnold will open the show and then back Carus on electric guitar and piano. Greg Arnold is folk-rock royalty in Australia, with his band Things Of Stone And Wood he penned some of the biggest Australian radio hits of the late 90’s, including the top ten smash “Happy Birthday Helen”. Things Of Stone & Wood were regular visitors to London back in the day and this’ll be a rare treat for fans of this all conquering acoustic band, who paved the way for many Australian acoustic rock acts that followed like Angus & Julia Stone, John Butler and Carus Thompson himself.
Don’t miss this wonderful afternoon of Australian acoustic music.
Greg Arnold - the vocalist, guitarist and pianist of Melbourne’s favourite folkies Things of Stone and Wood takes to the Moon's stage for a special acoustic set.