From Shanghai (To Wherever I Will Go)

By luke thompson

Here’s a new song I wrote in Shanghai in December with footage from my first tour in China. Such an amazing tour I can’t wait to get back there someday soon. Hope everyone is keeping well x


Pre-China NZ Tour

By luke thompson

NZ House Shows // Nov 2019

In December I am heading to China for my first ever tour there! Since I haven’t played shows in a bout 12 months so I’m doing some warm ups in NZ this month. Come and hang out in these lovely homes (and a recording studio!) and listen to me exercise my songs. Here’s the dates

AUCKLAND House Concert // November 15th Tickets Here

HAMILTON House Concert // November 21st Tickets Here

PORCH STUDIO Hamilton // November 22nd Tickets Here

TAURANGA House Concert // November 23rd Tickets Here

*House Shows – address will be emailed to ticket buyers




By luke thompson

Hey friends. I’m very happy to announce a little tour next month with my old mate Tim Hart! It’s his first Solo New Zealand shows in six years. He has made another fantastic album and I’m really looking forward to getting out playing some songs in NZ. It has been 18 months since my Hosts NZ tour!! What have I been doing you ask??? Buying a house, building a studio (with my own bare hands) and finding other grown up ways to procrastinate making a new album.

Tickets are super limited as these shows are very small. So be in quick if you want to come. Tickets at the Ticket page. Also instore at Folk for the Tauranga show.

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AUSTRALIA // FEB // 2018

By luke thompson


Finally back to Australia for some shows with Tim Hart. plus a couple more.                 For details scroll down or go to Tickets page. tim tour


‘Hosts’ New Zealand Tour

By luke thompson

New Zealand, I can’t believe its been two years since my last tour! I’m sorry it has been so long. While I was away I released my new album ‘Hosts’. I am so proud of this record, it has been a calming presence in my life and I hope it has been something for some of you too. I am really looking forward to trying to reproduce this album on this tour the way it was made. I’ll be with some of my favourite people in my favourite country in my favourite season in some of my favourite venues! Bring it on. I hope to see some of you out there!




(Tauranga Tickets also available instore at ‘Vinyl Destination’ and ‘Folk’)



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‘Hosts’ finalist for NZ Music Award

By luke thompson

Such a thrill to be nominated for best folk album at the NZ music awards.

I have never won or even been nominated for an award before, nor have I really ever cared about them. But it is strangely awesome to be recognised and I’m especially excited that more people might hear this record!!

Congrats to finalists Graeme James and Guy Wishart.

Here’s a cool interview that I did with Finn from Second Hand News about the nomination and the album.


Porch Sessions Summer Tour (Australia)

By luke thompson

So so thrilled to be hitting the raod this summer in Australia with The Porch Sessions, the Adelaide backyard concert dream team are taking their little adventure on the road. I am so lucky be part of this tour with my pals Stu Larsen and Tim Moore. We will all be caravaning around and playing music in some backyards from SA to NSW. Shows in Adelaide, Robe, Port Fairy, Lorne, Melbourne, Baccas Marsh, Wollongong and Sydney. See you there!!!

Dates / Tickets / More info HERE

























Mokum Sessions

By luke thompson

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to sing a couple of songs for Mokum Sessions in Amsterdam. Here’s a live version of ‘The Climb, the Fall’ in a park in Amsterdam. This is a funny little song, that I really didn’t think too much of when I wrote or released, but it has snuck its way to 1.5 million streams on Spotify this year!! I also did another song with them which you can find on youtube. Thanks for having me Mokum Sessions, see you next time!



Europe shows

By luke thompson

So excited to be coming back to play some shows in Europe later this month. Here are the dates and the cities below. Hopefully see some familiar faces out there!!

26th AUGUST – AACHEN – Living Room Concert (Germany)
27th AUGUST – COLOGNE –  Tee de Cologne  (Germany)
1st SEPTEMBER – MUNICH – Südstadt  (Germany)
2nd SEPTEMBER – ZURICH – Living Room Concert (Switzerland)
3rd SEPTEMBER – ST GALLEN –  F o l k C a f é (Switzerland)


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New album ‘Hosts’ Out Now

By luke thompson

Hey mates, I am so excited to finally release this new album. It’s called ‘Hosts’. I made it accidentally last year while I was working in a cafe taking some time off from music. It all started as this excited / strange feeling that I could make something cool using only an old electric guitar (that I had recently fixed) and my voice. It was fun and different and I am really proud of it. I hope it finds you and you enjoy it. Please feel free to share it around with your friends. Thanks to my wonderful family and friends who let me hide away in my obsession while I made this for many months and ignored everything else x

You can check it out at these places and many more. Luke x

iTunes  /  Spotify  /  Soundcloud  /  Bandcamp



Released 15th July 2016
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'Strum Strum'

Released 9th April 2015
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'To The Common Dark'

Released 15th November 2012
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