Chris Thompson

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1973 cover of the self titled "Chris Thompson" album

Christopher Malcolm Thompson is a singer/songwriter who has recorded with such luminaries as John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and Dave McArtney (Hello Sailor). He also played guitar for well known English folk singer Julie Felix, and toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan.

In the early 1980s Chris lived in Hamilton, where he recorded Hometown Voodoo in 1981; this album contains the song Hamilton, about the city.This song has become widely known in a version by "The Big Muffin Serious Band". He moved to Auckland in 1985, and married a Canadian-born musician and songwriter Lynne, with whom he has released two albums. They relocated to Raglan in 1988. In 2000 he released a track Vox Populi on the Hamilton compilation Acoustic Magic.Chris is now living in Hamilton again, near his daughter Lora and his 2005 album "The White Sapphire" is available for download from He recorded some tracks with Tim Armstrong in 2007, completed his Arts degree in 2009,hosts the "Folk, Blues and Beyond" show on Community Radio -Chris is still performing local gigs (he is currently rehearsing for the "Summer in the Swamp" concert @ the lake on Nov 28) and will commence training to become a secondary school teacher in 2010.


  • Chris Thompson album, 1973
  • Echoes from the Pit album, 1975
  • Minstrelsy album, 1977
  • Hometown Voodoo album, 1981
  • The Natural Blues, 1983
  • The Road to Raglan album, 1990
  • Far Out & Solid album, 1992
  • Coffee Break album, 1993
  • Song for Laura album, 1995
  • Time Flies album, 2000
  • For my Double, 2004
  • The White Sapphire 2005

as Chris and Lynne Thompson:

  • Together album, 1985
  • Live in Concert album, 1988

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This Chris Thomspon should not be confused with Chris Thompson, the vocalist from Manfred Mann, who also spent time in Hamilton, including attending Hamilton Boys High School, and who is English-not a Kiwi.

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