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Artist Of The Week – Monday, Oct. 26, 2015


Instrument: Vocals, guitar, singer-songwriter
Genre: Country/pop/rock
Hometown: Coromandel, New Zealand.

Music is the driving force behind everything I do. Join me on a wonderful journey fueled by the passion for sharing and the love of songs.

The feedback we got about LA Thompson is very clear: she’s a terrific singer-songwriter! But not only that…

“A real nice singer-songwriter but even more a supporter of other talent. Well done LA Thompson!”

“The things she has done for me and is doing for me, I can’t thank her enough! The support she has given me towards my music and so many others is second to none! What an amazing lady!!”

“Has my vote. She is a top supporter of fellow artists and goes out of her way to put them on the map. Writing good songs too.”

“LA Thompson is a talented musician and songwriter of the highest caliber, and works hard to support all musicians that she encounters in her travels, if anyone deserves this recognition it’s her!”

The music business is not only made of performers and composers — sometimes the edge between making music and promoting music blur together. LA Thompson is the founder and manager of the nationwide project Local Musicians Music promoting Kiwi music to local, national and international radio and TV. It is working.

LA Thompson, also known as Shirley to friends and family, has an extensive career in the music industry. Performing and writing her own music from the age of 3, LA Thompson has enjoyed a colorful life as a musician and promoter of Indie Artists throughout New Zealand.

LA has an extensive CV with a history of performances at The Peppertree, Mussel Kitchen, Brew Cafe, Civic Theater, St James, The Occidental and The Transmission House to name a few of the venues who have enjoyed her mix of original and cover material.

She enjoyed her days as vocalist for original/covers band Road to Amber, The Collective along with acoustic duo LA Thompson and Chris Barclay and more recently her all girl band Lace. LA Thompson enjoys a busy solo career.

LA Thompson’s new song It’s Raining is her personal focus along with her new video for song New Sun Rising filmed at Soundtree Productions by Shane Davies.

LA is currently booking her summer tour in conjunction with Local Musicians Music live performance shows in several venues throughout New Zealand.

She wins an AKG D5 microphone in our weekly Featured Artist Contest.

AKGD5The Artist Of The Week wins an AKG D5 Microphone!

The D5 professional dynamic vocal microphone for lead and backing vocals delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. Its frequency-independent supercardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback.
The D5 stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix. The dual shock mount eliminates any kind of mechanical noise for trouble-free live use. The audience will hear the pristine sound of your voice!

Written by Monica Mel

Global Rockstar magazine editor

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