LA has an extensive career in the music industry. Performing and writing her own music from the age of 9. LA has enjoyed a colorful life as a musician and promoter of Indie artists throughout New Zealand.
LA’s new song “Don’t take me back” is her personal focus along with music video production. LA also known as Shirley to friends and family is the Founder and Manager of our nationwide project Local Musicians Music promoting NZ Music along with her more recently formed Nationwide music club “The LMM Club”.
Learning to navigate the ever changing internet and commercial radio station’s criteria has been a huge undertaking that has been met with interest from a number of songwriters, producers and music directors throughout New Zealand.
LA is winding up her summer tour to take on a management role for a valued fellow artist and to continue to grow her nationwide promotions business and The LMM Club.
LA has an extensive CV with a history of performances at Brew Craft Beer Pub Tauranga and Rotorua, The Limeroom and Cabana in Pauanui, The Pour House Hahei, Manaia Cafe & Bar Tairua, Junction Thames, The Peppertree and Mussel Kitchen in Coromanddl, Brew-craft beer pub Tauranga, Dogs Bollix, Civic Theater, St James, The Occidental and The Transmission House all in Auckland to name a few of the venues who have enjoyed her mix of original and cover material.
LA enjoyed her days as vocalist for original/covers band Road to Amber, The Collective along with acoustic duo LA Thompson and Chris Barclay and girl band Lace. LA enjoys a busy solo career.
You can now purchase LA’s songs on iTunes and direct from Local Musicians Music website. For a full compilation CD of LA’s work email her direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janne Guitargirl column in Sunlive – Spotlight 2017
LA Thompson has been writing and performing her own music from the age of three.
She has been a vocalist in original/covers band Road To Amber, and performed with all-girl band Lace. LA and Chris Barclay form their Dynamic Duo, and LA enjoys a busy solo artist career, performing at many local and national venues, including more recently The Limeroom and Cabana in Pauanui, The Pour House in Hahei, Manaia Cafe & Bar in Tairua, The Peppertree and Mussel Kitchen in Coromandel, The Brew Craft Beer Pub in Tauranga, and in Auckland at The Dog’s Bollix, Civic Theatre, St James, The Occidental, and the Transmission House, playing a mix of originals from her album ‘New Sun Rising’, and covers.
LA (also known as Shirley to her friends) is the founder and manager of Local Musicians Music, and formed The LMM Club late last year.
LA is currently on tour around NZ, performing her songs, and also working hard to promote and set up The LMM Club to help other singer-songwriters and musicians follow her lead and share their music around the country, promoting original songs and NZ covers.
Come along and hear LA perform at the Brew Craft Beer Pub on the Strand on Saturday 4 March 2017 from 4pm til 7pm.
“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!”