Carus Thompson Carus returns to London for the first time in 2 years to launch his brand new album ISLAND, his first new release in 5 years. At home in Oz it's been nominated for many an award and critically lauded. FORTE magazine called it "a welcome return from Australia's answer to Bruce Springsteen", whilst single "Beach Fires" was shortlisted in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. London has always been a great town for this antipodean folk-rock talent, with his energetic and passionate approach to performance always pulling a crowd. He has the rare skill of being able to emotionally engage, whilst also entertaining - always ensuring the crowd get out of their seats. A singer-songwriter he is but with a good dose of Oz pub energy thrown in. Greg Arnold Special guest Greg Arnold will open the show and then back Carus on electric guitar and piano. Greg Arnold is folk-rock royalty in Australia, with his band Things Of Stone And Wood he penned some of the biggest Australian radio hits of the late 90's, including the top ten smash "Happy Birthday Helen". Things Of Stone & Wood were regular visitors to London back in the day and this'll be a rare treat for fans of this all conquering acoustic band, who paved the way for many Australian acoustic rock acts that followed like Angus & Julia Stone, John Butler and Carus Thompson himself. Don't miss this wonderful afternoon of Australian acoustic music.