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Chris is an old boy of Southwell School and has spent most of his life in and around Hamilton, where he recorded [[Hometown Voodoo]] in 1981; this album contains the song [[Hamilton (song)|Hamilton]], about the city. This song has become widely known due to a version played by [[Big Muffin Serious Band]]. Other Hamilton and Raglan musicians Chris has played with include [[Tim Armstrong]] and The Monday Club, [[Stan Jagger]], The Dirt Band, and The Wild Allegations. After some success as a songwriter in America (where San Franciscan singer Meg Baird recorded 'The River Song', and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold recorded 'Where is my Wild Rose?'), Chris relocated to Taupo, where he wrote new songs and performed occasionally at Cafe Ninety-Nine in Tongariro St. In December 2016 Chris recorded a new digital album called [[On High Street]] (by 'Chris Thompson, the Folksinger from Hell'), which was released on Bandcamp.com. Chris moved to Waihi Beach in December 2017 and has been playing at The Bowentown Cafe and The Porch. He is presently working with Hamilton-based Pinenut Records on the collectors vinyl edition of some long lost rock and experimental recordings made in Dublin in 1974. This album ([[Drunken Nights in Dublin]]) was released on L.P., E.P., 45 and CD at a release gig at [[Nivara Lounge]] on 24 November 2018, followed by a short concert tour to Auckland, Taupo, Tauranga and Waihi Beach.  2019 and Chris has been writing, recording and playing a few gigs (at cafe 88 in Mt.Maunganui).....his new album, "Woodsheddin'" ( an EP and Audio-Cassette release on Pinenut Records) will be released in November 2019 to coincide with gigs in Hamilton(The Fringe Festival),The Bowentown(Waihi Beach), Mt.Maunganui(Cafe 88), Taupo(Cafe 99), The Taihape Musicians Club, Palmerston North (Massey University), and The Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.Update; touring completed, and as of November 2019, Chris Thompson has returned to Hamilton, and is living in Galloway St. in Hamilton East.2020, and Chris now has a trio with Jordan Rex Carpenter (bass) and Alex Deane (congas) and they are playing cafe gigs in and around Hamilton. Next one is Demi-Urgos Cafe, Victoria St. this Sat. Feb 22nd at midday. Free admission, all welcome. Chris also now has a Fan Club, started by some old and dear friends here in Hamilton. It's a  Facebook thing; https://www.facebook.com/groups/169033127685410  
 
Chris is an old boy of Southwell School and has spent most of his life in and around Hamilton, where he recorded [[Hometown Voodoo]] in 1981; this album contains the song [[Hamilton (song)|Hamilton]], about the city. This song has become widely known due to a version played by [[Big Muffin Serious Band]]. Other Hamilton and Raglan musicians Chris has played with include [[Tim Armstrong]] and The Monday Club, [[Stan Jagger]], The Dirt Band, and The Wild Allegations. After some success as a songwriter in America (where San Franciscan singer Meg Baird recorded 'The River Song', and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold recorded 'Where is my Wild Rose?'), Chris relocated to Taupo, where he wrote new songs and performed occasionally at Cafe Ninety-Nine in Tongariro St. In December 2016 Chris recorded a new digital album called [[On High Street]] (by 'Chris Thompson, the Folksinger from Hell'), which was released on Bandcamp.com. Chris moved to Waihi Beach in December 2017 and has been playing at The Bowentown Cafe and The Porch. He is presently working with Hamilton-based Pinenut Records on the collectors vinyl edition of some long lost rock and experimental recordings made in Dublin in 1974. This album ([[Drunken Nights in Dublin]]) was released on L.P., E.P., 45 and CD at a release gig at [[Nivara Lounge]] on 24 November 2018, followed by a short concert tour to Auckland, Taupo, Tauranga and Waihi Beach.  2019 and Chris has been writing, recording and playing a few gigs (at cafe 88 in Mt.Maunganui).....his new album, "Woodsheddin'" ( an EP and Audio-Cassette release on Pinenut Records) will be released in November 2019 to coincide with gigs in Hamilton(The Fringe Festival),The Bowentown(Waihi Beach), Mt.Maunganui(Cafe 88), Taupo(Cafe 99), The Taihape Musicians Club, Palmerston North (Massey University), and The Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington.Update; touring completed, and as of November 2019, Chris Thompson has returned to Hamilton, and is living in Galloway St. in Hamilton East.2020, and Chris now has a trio with Jordan Rex Carpenter (bass) and Alex Deane (congas) and they are playing cafe gigs in and around Hamilton. Next one is Demi-Urgos Cafe, Victoria St. this Sat. Feb 22nd at midday. Free admission, all welcome. Chris also now has a Fan Club, started by some old and dear friends here in Hamilton. It's a  Facebook thing; https://www.facebook.com/groups/169033127685410  
  
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==Releases==
 
==Releases==
 
[[image:Thompson2.jpg|right|thumb|''Chris Thompson'' (Anthology) cover art]]
 
[[image:Thompson2.jpg|right|thumb|''Chris Thompson'' (Anthology) cover art]]

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