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After some searching, I found one of Carus’ press releases. As an independent artist, this is something he would have to do himself whereas an artist with a label would have these sorts of promotional tools completed for them:

Born in Fremantle, Western Australia, independent acoustic artist Carus
Thompson began writing songs aged 12. By the time he was old enough
to play in bars he was making a living playing the Perth pub circuit. Twenty
years on Carus now calls Melbourne home and after 4 albums, 3 EP’s and
countless tours through Europe and Australia he’s built a hard won reputation
as a gifted songwriter whose music gains more fans every time he plays.
In performance Thompson never holds back, delivering his songs with an
energy, intensity and passion that confirms that although acoustic guitar he
plays – he’s definitely no wilted navel-gazing “look at his shoes and softly hum
strummer!”

The strength of Thompson’s solo performance has seen him tour in both Oz
and Europe opening for the likes of Dave Mathews, Damien Rice, The John
Butler Trio, Jack Johnson, The Waifs, Seth Lakeman and Pete Murray. In
the UK his two national tours with good mate, contemporary folk star Seth
Lakeman is what has gained him the most attention, ensuring that he’s busted
out of the mainly ex-pat audience circuit that most other Australian artists can
never quite shake. These successful tours also secured a distribution deal
with Proper Records.

It is in solo acoustic mode that Carus Thompson returns to the Europe in
February and March as he launches his brand new album CREATURE OF
HABIT. Recorded in Melbourne, the album was once again mixed in Nashville
by the in-demand Brad Jones (Jones also mixed Carus’ last release THREE
BOXES). Whilst previous albums, mostly recorded with backing band The
True Believers, have always captured Carus’ essence on some level, this
solo record reveals a cohesive and faithful vision of the intensity and emotion
inherent in his performance and songs.

This really is Carus Thompson finally realised as the singer-songwriter he’s
always been.

Catch Carus was he tours the UK launching CREATURE OF HABIT.

http://www.carus.com.au / / http://www.myspace.com/carusthompson

Contact: management@carus.com.au

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