Artist Q&A

@JamminJavaMei's Q&A With Teddy Thompson


Where and when was your first show?   My first show was at school. I was in a band and we played the sort of school concert/ dance thing. Only a couple of songs. We played covers, I don't remember exactly but Sunshine of your Love may have been one. I wasn't nervous, I wasn't good either. I was 13.

What band/artist would you consider to be your main influence?

I can't pick out one. I'd have trouble picking out less than five. It's a combination of hundreds of different artists and hopefully it continues throughout your life so that you can learn and grow and evolve. Early ones, to name a few, we're The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Crowded House, Ah Ha.

What is one of your most memorable or off-the-wall touring experiences?

I once had a great curry before a show in Belfast. Amazing eh?


Favorite Food: Fish. I'm a fish nut. Favorite Drink: Water.

If you were to have a film/movie based on your career, which actors or band would you select to portray yourself?

Cate Blanchett. We're like peas in a pod.