reading series & open mic
LOMP ft. Carly Thomas
RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday Feb. 27th
6:30 – 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6 PM
Free event; cash bar
The second event of 2019 features Carly Thomas; an accomplished singer/songwriter who was born in Thailand and raised in Argentina, France, and various parts of North America. Along with her powerful lyrics, Thomas’ music is characteristic of various sub-genres including modern folk, rock, and country. She grew up playing everywhere from street festivals in Paris to the folk circuit in Manhattan, influenced and inspired by a life of constant change. After spending almost a decade on Canada’s west coast, she returned to London to record her EP, “Explode”, which won her a 2015 Jack Richardson music award (and again in ’18) leaving a mark on the London music scene. She has also gone on to participate in various outreach projects, with a strong commitment to giving back in her community. She has toured Canada and Europe, performed at several festivals including Home County, CMW and NXNE. Writing with honesty and integrity, Carly has a voice easy to relate to, and makes folk “ish” music interesting and intelligent.
LOMP is grateful to the London Arts Council for their support of this series.
LOMP is a platform for London writers of all genres to share their work. On the first Wednesday of each month, they host a featured writer and an open mic here at TAP. The local featured writer reads for 15 minutes, then collaborates in some way at their discretion for another 15; then we host a 30-minute open mic, to which we invite writers of all genres to read for 3 minutes each. Come with two ears and words to share. www.lomp.ca