Chris Thompson has been playing bass and drums in large and small performing bands since the 1970s. His versatility as a musician is reflected in a wide range of bands and musical styles. As well as Wave, he plays bass in a jazz trio with a novel approach to performing jazz ensembles – Jazz Vibes (www.jazzvibes.ca). He plays drums with the 16-piece plus vocalist big band Standing Room Only (www.sroteadances.org), host of the popular Almonte Sunday afternoon tea dances. He is also sought out by other bands as a substitute drummer and bass player, and for special events. His driving tempos and musicality on both instruments provide a solid rhythmic and (in the case of the bass) tonal foundation for any band he plays in. His love of the music is expressed in his playing, which has been described as “a true pleasure to listen to”.