Carus Thomp­son re­turns

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Ararat Live favourite Carus Thomp­son will re­turn to the Wim­mera dur­ing a na­tional tour launch­ing his new al­bum.

Thomp­son will per­form in Ararat Ho­tel’s Red Room on March 1.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said the not-for-profit mu­sic col­lec­tive was thrilled to wel­come the tal­ented singer-song­writer and ac­com­plished sto­ry­teller back to the re­gion.

“Carus has been busy putting to­gether his first al­bum in five years, ‘Is­land’, in West­ern Aus­tralia and the Ararat Live per­for­mance is part of a na­tional tour to launch the record­ing,” he said.

“Carus is an en­thu­si­as­tic and en­er­getic per­former who paints vivid lyri­cal pic­tures of char­ac­ters and sit­u­a­tions.”

Mr Shea said Thomp­son was a thor­oughly en­ter­tain­ing per­former.

“He has been on the road since 1995, record­ing, writ­ing, play­ing and ex­plor­ing Aus­tralia, Europe and be­yond,” he said.

“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 per­formed at ma­jor fes­ti­vals.”

On ‘Is­land’, Thomp­son ex­plores the modern Aus­tralian psy­che as he sees it, set­ting his acous­tic sights on dis­sect­ing a coun­try where refugees, iso­la­tion, ap­a­thy and crys­tal metham­phetamine have taken over the na­tional con­ver­sa­tion.

En­try to the Ararat show is $20 for adults at the door, with chil­dren younger than 18 ad­mit­ted free.

Peo­ple can call David Ni­chol­son on 0409 848 960 or email araratlive@davids­me­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

Thomp­son will also per­form at the in­au­gu­ral Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val at Halls Gap on Sun­day.

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