Julie Thompson & Too Hip For The Room
A new dynamic trio featuring vocalist Julie Anne Love Thompson accompanied by Gare Hofstad on guitar and Keith Watling playing a dual role as guitarist and bassist. The trio plays a repertoire of jazz standards, blues, rock, pop tunes and even a traditional or well loved folk songs.
Julie is a seasoned entertainer performing in the Midwest and east coast, where she is from. She has a wonderful voice and has a great rapport with audiences. She has recently done a number of gigs around Milwaukee as Julie Thompson & Too Hip For The Room.
Gare and Keith have performed together for six years as the Insouciant Guitar as well as backing up other performers. They both have played in other groups as well as soloists.
Gare has a background in classical guitar with a performance degree form the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. As a professional musician he has shared the stage with a variety of artists/organizations such as Del Shanon, Willie Dixon, Fats Domino, and the Racine Symphony Orchestra.
Keith’s passion is jazz guitar and has shared the stage with Melvin Rhyne, Brian Lynch, Dean Lea, Dan Schneck, Dick Eliot, Bill Sargent, Patrick Odell, Scott Napoli, and Rick Aaron.