Half Moon presents:
Carus Thompson + Albert Jones
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
He's toured with John Butler, Seth Lakeman, Xavier Rudd & The Waifs, Australian acoustic favourite returns to London after a magnificent show last year.
A wonderful return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen - FORTE Magazine
“First class songwriting” - Living In the Land Of Oz
Support comes from the wonderful, Albert Jones
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 after a brilliant show last year launching his brand new album ISLAND. 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 Fire" 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.
Albert is based between France and the UK. He has toured all over Europe promoting his own material and been rhythm and lead guitarist for critically acclaimed artists such as Martin Harley, Marc O’Reilly and Ruarri Joseph (William The Conqueror).
Now promoting his debut release entitled ‘Come Alive’, Albert is ready to take to the limelight. The first single from the album ‘La Nuit’ was played by legendary presenter of The Saturday Sessions and The X Factor, Dermot O’Leary, on his BBC Radio 2 show. ‘La Nuit’ was also played on BBC 6 Music. BBC 6 Music then supported the Singles ‘Come Alive’ and ‘Dreamers’, with ‘Dreamers’ being played by Tom Robinson on his Saturday night show.
Lying somewhere between Singer/songwriter, folk, country and blues. Albert can rip a mean blues guitar, but is equally at home playing country, pop and folk on either electric or acoustic guitar.