Having toured the length and breadth of the UK and Europe as a solo artist and with his band, a couple of years ago Keith released an acoustic album, "Steel Strings & Bruised Reed" to much critical acclaim. In 2017 Keith has followed that with a new acoustic based album called, "Two Minutes To Midnight". Blues In Britain have already stated, "Here is a British blues artist who delivers one of surely the best acoustic based albums you'll hear this year. The recording quality is excellent, and as said, he's in great voice throughout and remains on very fine form as a musician but on top of that is a song-writer of the highest order. Very highly recommended." Thanks Peter Clack (Reviewer) Some of the songs Keith performs live are unplugged versions of band material and other songs that until now had no outlet. So, armed with an acoustic guitar and a bunch of songs, Keith took to the stage which culminated in a European tour at the end of 2017. Time marches on and so does Keith! We are now at about 48 years since Keith took to the stage at age 14! Before that there were a few school concerts etc. but Keith has literally been treading the boards for 4+ decades on a professional level. So expect a mature, experienced performance! The experience of the acoustic shows proved to be so enjoyable and audiences warmed to the personality that comes across in a more intimate and simple form, it was decided to do more. Many have described his shows as inspirational and his music as uplifting and thought provoking. Keith loves the music played in the band but outside of the band context Keith tended to gravitate to acoustic music and the work of many singer songwriters. The blues and rock influence is still evident and the result on stage and on the album is a very raw and honest collection of songs. Keith uses a loop station to subtle effect on several numbers, recording guitar parts on the fly, to produce a big sound!
Over the years he has released a lot of
incidental music for television programs and soundtrack projects and he has
sold over 100,000 albums. Keith also writes songs and music
for other artists and musical projects. Recent credits include: Involvement
in a songwriting project produced by Sir George Martin and performed at the
O2 arena, London, UK. Hit songs recorded by various artists, "One Voice",
"Get In My Car and Drive" & "Paradise" and “Road
to Recovery” the AA’s recent theme tune. His song "Preaching
The Blues" was also voted into third place in the "People's Voice"
competition, being the only UK finalist in the International Song-writing Competition
(Blues Category) out of over 16000 entries. Inclusion on box set, "Classic
Rock", Pegasus Records. Compilations by BMG, RCA and guitar on numerous
Instrumentation: Keith Thompson - Vocal, Guitars/acoustic/electric, slide guitars, Blues Harp, Occasional piano/sax/bass/ukulele
Keith Thompson - Reverbnation