The Paper Kites Support Tour – (Australia June / July)

By luke thompson

I am so so so happy and excited to announce that I will be supporting The Paper Kites on their upcoming Australian tour ‘Midnight’!! These guys have been a favourite band of mine for a while and their latest record ‘Twelvefour’ is honestly one of the best i’ve heard in years. So yes, very much looking forward to contributing to their awesome night. Details / Tickets here – http://thepaperkites.com.au/tour-dates/

June 23 / SYDNEY / Enmore Theatre

June 24 / MELBOURNE / Athenaeum Theatre

June 25 / BRISBANE / The Tivoli

July 1 / PERTH / Astor Theatre

July 2 / ADELAIDE / Norwood Town Hall

paper kites midnight


We have been living on the road now for a little over two months…

By luke thompson

although it feels like years. We have learnt so so much but still really don’t have a clue what we are doing. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to a show in a Australia over the last two months! The tour finished up in Adelaide a few nights a go with a beautiful show. What a fun tour! Also an massive thank you to all the people who have helped us out along the way, given us a places to stay, fed us and shown us the ropes. Strangers and friends alike. It has been astounding to experience such kindness and hospitality. Its not always easy to be on the receiving end and has been a learning curve and has easily been the most surprising and amazing part of this journey so far. Thank you x

I spent the last few days doing very average repair jobs on our caravan getting ready for our next 2000km journey this week. See you out there mates. Luke

P.S My next tour is such an exciting one…..

P.P.S new music coming out real soon


Australian Tour April / May

By luke thompson




I’m very happy to officially announce my first headline tour in Australia for 2016!! Can’t wait to get over there and play for you again!! Only a few days til we leave now! It was so great to meet so many people last month on the Passenger tour. Such a cool time with an amazing group of people!

Tickets are on sale now from the tickets page above. www.lukethompsonmusic.com/tickets

These are all really great, small venues (Melbourne & Sydney are already moving pretty quick so be in to win) Some awesome support acts to announce soon! If you have any friends who might be interested in coming along please feel free to share the link with them:) See you soon mates.

P.S. Perth dates coming soon


Passenger Tour Australia

By luke thompson

So excited for this Aus !!  www.passengermusic.com

passenger poster aus 2016


A Poem (in the shape of a bell)

By luke thompson

                                                                               2 0 1 5
                                                                      A year in reflection
                                                              This year I wrote 6 new songs
                                                      This year I learned how cool trains are
                                                  This year I got really drunk in Copenhagen
                                               This year I had a break from being a musician
                                              This year I turned 32 years old but I still feel 19
                                             This year I worked in a cafe for about 6 months
                                             This year I had my 10 year wedding anniversary
                                             This year I listened to the Liturgists podcast a lot
                                            This year I started drinking coffee with cream in it
                                           This year I got to sing at my little brothers wedding
                                           This year I watched the rugby world cup final, twice
                                         This year I saw Ryan Adams play and it was awesome
                                        This year I recorded some new songs on electric guitar
                                       This year I tried to stop drinking coffee & it lasted 4 days
                                      This year we moved into my parents garage to save money
                                    This year I stopped eating grain and sugar (most of the time)
                                   This year I went on 13 aeroplanes and was scared every time
                                This year I started reading about 20 books, but didn’t finish any
                              This year my wife and I had a crazy dream and decided to follow it
                          This year I smoked a couple of cigarettes in Hamburg but didn’t inhale
                        This year I fixed up and old broken electric guitar that my friend gave me
                       This year I was really sad when we said goodbye to our house of five years
                  This year I played in a touch rugby team with some mates (highlight of my week)
               This year we decided to sell all of our stuff and move into my parents garage to save
           Next year we’re moving to Australia to live in a caravan & play music & have adventures
                                                               Hopefully see you in 2016


Two Shows in Australia with Patrick James

By luke thompson

Heading to Australia in June to play two shows with Patrick James. Check out his amazing new tune ‘California Song’. These are the only Australian shows I have planned at the moment. Grab some tickets here.

Melbourne/June 13 – https://northcotesc.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/3588

Sydney/June 27 – https://newtownsc.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/3590


Keep Rolling On – Music Video

By luke thompson

Filmed throughout Germany, Sweden and Denmark in March 2015. Huge thanks to Stu Larsen, Digital Creative Solutions and NZ on Air. Hope you like it



By luke thompson

So happy to finally announce some shows in NZ next month. It has been awhile! Excited that my mate Holly Arrowsmith will be supporting. We’re heading to a few main centres, and playing a bunch of brand new venues (for me anyway). TICKET LINKS BELOW

CHRISTCHURCH Tickets Here Fundraising show for the Abolitionist Society.

TAURANGA Tickets Here 


HAMILTON Tickets Here

AUCKLAND Tickets Here



Strum Strum – Out Now!

By luke thompson

So happy to finally release a few new songs! I felt that these four songs shared a candid simplicity and belonged together on ‘Strum Strum‘. Thank you to everyone who helped make this (Check out the full credits on bandcamp if youre interested), to my family and friends who are as crazy as I am and continue to encourage and support me, and all the amazing friends I meet along the way. There are too many of you to mention here. I don’t mind how you consume it, I just hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends. Thanks for listening. Luke x

You can buy it here on iTunes, Or buy it on Bandcamp. Listen on Spotify or Listen on Soundcloud 





By luke thompson

I had the most amazing time in Europe with my buddy Stu Larsen, travelling to some new places and playing music. I fell in love with Germany, Sweden and Denmark! Thanks to all the amazing peopele I met, I cant wait to see you again soon! P.S I love trains.



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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