JIMI KARA

Jimi Kara formerly known as Kara Gordon is a force to be reckoned with on the local and international scene. Jimi has opened and played for many amazing acts over the course of his career. Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Satriani, Glenn Hughes, Elton John.parliament and Slash are some of the great artists Jimi has had the privilege and pleasure of performing alongside.

Jimi has toured New Zealand, Australia  and Europe with Alabama 3, throughout NZ and Australia as part of the Fly My Pretties tour. He recently released his own blues EP produced by Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds) and was joined by Nick Reynolds (Alabama 3) on harmonica. Jimi is currently working on another album with his band the wreckage and has signed a record deal in the UK.

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NIGEL PARRY

An award winning singer / songwriter who has performed in several countries, on radio, and major folk festivals. Nigel Parry weaves a unique journey from ancient to modern, heartbreaking to humorous.

So diverse he is currently working on 5 EPs.

“A prominent singer / guitarist with a big strong rousing voice that lends itself equally well to heartache ballads, rock & roll and sea shanties,” said Mainly Acoustic.

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KAREN DAVY

Best known for her covers duo Toucan, tribute shows to Fleetwood Mac and Dolly Parton. Karen has long wanted to be recognised for her songwriting. LMM has given her a platform to bounce her original music off and a songwriting collaboration with LA Thompson is proving both creativity inspiring and an experience they both may continue.

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KERRYN

Singer/Songwriter, Mother, full-time employed in sales, Kerryyn has managed to fit into her busy schedule, work as a parttime performer. Based in Auckland Kerryns love of songwriting and her desire to share her own music prompted her to join our team at LMM.

Never missing an opportunity to be creative Kerryn involves herself in anything to do with music. With a family growing to adulthood themselves this has left Kerryn free to make music her priority and as Kerryns Boys are older there is time to focus on her creative self.

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LA THOMPSON

LA enjoys an extensive career in the music industry. Performing and writing her own music from the age of 9. LA has enjoyed a colourful life as a musician and promoter of Indie artists throughout New Zealand through her network The LMM Network and company Local Musicians Music.

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“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!”

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BRETT HOWES

Brett Howes has written several beautiful heartfelt songs. Two of which are currently being prepared for the filming of his first ever music videos with LA Thompson singing and playing the lead for “Lovelight” and “My Angel”. These songs are not as commercial as “Lonely Jack” or a song written especially for the remembrance of Passchendaele.

Brett is an optometrist by day and songwriter when inspired. Brett works closely with Keyboardist/producer Kevin Crowe and Shirley Howe aka LA Thompson. A planned writing collaboration is anticipated for later this year.

 

ROBERT EDWARDS

Rob has had a successful sporting career representing New Zealand but for the last two decades. Rob redirected his focused on his writing and performing.

Rob is a man of many talents both poet and published author of his book “Rising Together”.

Rob has released 3 Studio albums, one of which was endorsed by the Vodafone music awards in 2017.

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CHRIS BARCLAY

Songwriting has enabled Chris to revolve around guitar virtuosity and  still retain the typical formula of a pop song. Chris says, “The Guitar guides my voice”. The pentatonic scale is the pop songwriters vehicle of choice, and Chris employs this introducing the modal approach to give extra colour. Chris has enjoyed a collaboration with LA Thompson for nearly 20 years playing acoustic guitar and lead for many live shows.

Chris was influenced by many of the 80s rock virtuoso’s who used this technique to build tension in the guitar solo or music. Chris identifies “Surfing With an Alien” by Joe Satriani as a major influence. Chris also frequently uses blues, pentatonic and chromatic runs in his playing. Chris says “I am definitely influenced by the great white blues guitar players who were influenced by some of the early black blues players.”

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KATHARTICUS

Hailing from Dunedin, Katharticus’ music ranges from Surf Punk to Post Rock and nearly everything between. Their music is typified by melodic feel-good heavy guitar Party Rock songs and tunes with an emotional outpouring of soaring guitars with progressive overtones and deep searching heart-felt lyrics. The duo can be found regularly gigging throughout Otago and Southland.

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PANGELLUCUS

Pangellucus formerly known as The Pan Le Parne and Parnaelle has been performing and recording since 2000. He lived in Auckland for several years busking and selling his first album titled “Pied Piper” which was released on iTunes and Spotify etc in 2013. Pangellucus sold 1,700 physical copies of his first album and hopes to emulate this with his new releases.

2017 was an exciting year with his song entry titled “Nothing Comes For Free” for “Best alternative rock song” competition held in California, 2017. This gave Pangellucus the confidence to approach LA Thompson owner of Local Musicians Music. The LMM Network then invited him to perform in Tauranga and again at their BnB 4 Bands open day held in Tahawai, Katikati earlier this year. Since the formation of a working relationship with LMM he is now on the journey of producing a body of work in readiness for his second album release titled “Holy Grail”

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