Keith Thompson and his band have been consistently performing in mainland Europe where they are well known to a large blues following as an exciting live band. This year Keith completed his 8th Blues/Rock album, “Catch the Fire” and has subsequently toured again in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, USA & UK. They also appeared at several major festivals in Croatia including Baska International Guitar Festival, Umag and Kastav Blues Festivals. Also at Slovenia at the prestigious “Postonja Blues Festival” with “Ten Years After” and “Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes”, Suwalki and Krosno Festivals in Poland alongside, Jeremy Spencer (Fleetwood Mac), Clarksdale Blues Festival, USA, Colne R&B festival in Lancashire, Swanage, Banbury Upton and Gloucester Blues Festivals in the UK. Keith has added his skills on stage or in recordings to projects by Spooky Tooth, Mike D’Abo, Steve Winwood, Ruby Turner, Larry Burton, Dave Markee and Henry Spinetti (Eric Clapton Band and Tina Turner) Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, Robbie Blunt, (Robert Plant) Luther Grosvenor of Mott The Hoople, Gino Washington, and many others. The Keith Thompson Band albums have been getting great reviews and Keith is starting to get long overdue recognition as a guitarist and songwriter.
It all started while still teenagers in pre punk 70’s Keith and his band toured Germany, playing 6 nights a week, playing 5, 45 minute sets a night! That was Keith’s first full-time professional stint and it changed his life! This was the same Hamburg culture on which the Beatles cut their musical teeth.
Over the years he has released a lot of incidental music for television programs and soundtrack projects and he has sold over 100,000 albums. A few years ago he was voted “Songwriter Of The Year” in Six Counties and this year one of his songs, "Preaching The Blues" was voted into third place in the "People's Voice" competition, being the only UK finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (Blues Catagory) out of over 16000 entries.