Saturday 4th March
Carus Thompson (Album Launch)
Doors 2:00pm $20+bf Presale (HERE)
Carus Thompson launches ISLAND, his first new album in five years, backed by his full band.
ISLAND was produced by Joel Quartermain, the production force behind Australian powerhouse Meg Mac, writer of chart topping hits with iconic rock band Eskimo Joe and collaborator on singles for Dan Sultan and Dustin Tebbutt.
This exciting pairing has yielded a massive artistic leap for Carus, one of this country’s hardest working singer-songwriters.
Like an Australian Springsteen or Mellencamp telling engaging and intelligent stories through song, Carus paints vivid lyrical pictures, singing of characters and situations we can all identify with.
A true troubadour, Carus has been on the road since 1995, recording, writing, playing and exploring Australia, Europe and beyond. Across five studio albums he’s toured with the likes of Jack Johnson, Dave Mathews, Damien Rice, Pete Murray, John Butler, The Waifs and Xavier Rudd, and wowed at all the major festivals.
On ‘Island’ he explores the modern Australian psyche as he sees it, setting his acoustic sights on dissecting a country where refugees, isolation, apathy and Ice have taken over the national conversation.
Whilst the subject matter can be heavy, like the Boss, Carus is the ultimate entertainer and his show is always an uplifting, folk-rocking affair.
Very special guest, fellow West Australian Nathan Gaunt opens.