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JARRAH THOMPSON

08/04/2011 9:30 pm

Australian based singer/songwriter and guitarist, Jarrah Thompson seamlessly fuses rock, blues, roots, folk and latin into his own distinctive blend.

It’s not everyday you hear a guitar / flute / didgeridoo battle but for Jarrah Thompson, experimenting with new sounds, is what it’s all about. Likened to artists such as Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin & BB King, it is no wonder Jarrah Thompson has been labeled ‘the next big thing’.

After extensive touring throughout Melbourne, NSW and WA and widespread support from community radio and ABC, Thompson’s music has been turning more than a few heads. In 2008, Jarrah unveiled his explosive nine-piece blues/rock band, earning him a spot at the Point Nepean Music Experience. This awe-inspiring performance, which started with twenty people at his stage, ended with around two thousand punters who had come to hear a flute vs. guitar battle with the intensity and musicality of a Mozart piece! Drawing inspiration from early Santana, Joe Walsh, Jimi Hendrix and Jethro Tull, Thompson’s live performances exude a raw energy reminiscent of the great rock festivals of late 60’s… and the result? The acclaimed debut album, Stargazer, a versatile showcase of well crafted songs from high energy, fuzzed out guitar rock, to finger picking soul with a live orchestra.