Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson proudly presents new single 'Avondale Heights to Sunshine' with the announcement of his national album launch tour - tickets on sale today!
A genuine troubadour, Thompson is one of Australia's hardest working musicians, touring the world as an independent artist with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio and two live albums. And with 2017's ISLAND, the critical plaudits flowed– a WAM Song of the Year award, a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and high rotation on Double J.
For the recording of his new album Shakespeare Avenue, Thompson and family adventured to England for a season. Lured by his connection with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman and Folk star Seth Lakeman, Thompson immersed himself in folk traditions, seeking a new approach to writing and production.
His character based, emotive songs have earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellancamp. New single 'Avondale Heights to Sunshine' sees Thompson delve even further into this narrative style, with the song telling the gritty story of a suburban Dad trying to escape the trappings of the suburb he was born into. Inspired by a taxi driver's story about a bridge that was supposed to be built between the suburbs of Avondale Heights and Sunshine in Melbourne's West, the single's heavy Australian accent is complemented by the folk expertise of Seth Lakeman - who popped into the studio in between touring the world with Robert Plant.
'Avondale Heights to Sunshine' is out today, taken from Thompson's forth-coming seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue out October 4. Tickets on sale now for the Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch Tour October through November…
Listen to 'Avondale Heights to Sunshine' here
Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch Tour
Sun 6 Oct - The River, Margaret River WA
Fri 11 Oct - Culter & Smith, Geraldton WA
Fri 25 Oct - Aardvaark, Fremantle WA
Thu 14 Nov - Django @ Camelot, Sydney NSW
Fri 15 Nov - The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide SA
Sat 16 Nov - Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove VIC
Sun 17 Nov (matinee performance) - Northcote Social Club, Melb VIC
Sat 23 Nov - Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Sun 24 Nov (matinee performance) - Junk Bar, Brisbane QLD
Sat 30 Nov - The Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
Sun 1 Dec – Phillip Island, Ventnor VIC