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Ex Cure guitarist Perry Bamonte's collection of instruments to be auctioned - miPRO

Following the departure of Porl Thompson in 1993, Perry was the obvious choice to step in and take up the role of playing dual lead guitar alongside Robert Smith. During his time with The Cure, he helped produce the albums Wish, Wild Mood Swings, ...

How America Fell in Love With The Cure - Observer

All credit is due to the outstanding lineup the group enjoyed at the time, comprised of intrepid leader Robert Smith on guitars and lead vocals, Porl Thompson on lead guitar and keyboards, group co-founder Lol Tolhurst making the permanent move from ...

The Cure Star Porl Thompson Still Can't Believe He Shared A Stage With Plant & Page -

Former The Cure star Porl Thompson still can't believe he toured with Led Zeppelin icons Robert Plant and Jimmy Page 20 years ago. The guitarist, who has changed his name to Pearl Thompson and turned his back on music to dedicate his life to painting, ...

The Cure Star Legally Changes His Name As He Leaves The Music World For Art -

Former The Cure star Porl Thompson has legally changed his name to Pearl and vowed to dedicate the rest of his life to art after selling off stage gear and equipment linked to his former band. The multi-instrumentalist, who co-founded The Cure with ...

Ex-Cure star to exhibit art for the first time -

The musician, who now goes by the name Pearl Thompson, has never exhibited his multi-media paintings before. They will go on display at the Mr. Musichead gallery for three weeks from 5 March (15). Gallery owner Sam Milgrom tells WENN, "He came to an ...

The Cure -

It all started in 1976 as 'Easy Cure', formed by Robert Smith (vocals, guitar) along with schoolmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums) and local guitar hero Porl Thompson. They began writing and demoing their own songs almost immediately, ...

The Cure's Robert Smith says new album is a 'sore point' - The Guardian

... of what is an effectively an album that came out in 2008," Smith explained to Xfm. Like the 2008 album 4:13 Dream, these songs were recorded with a Cure lineup featuring Smith, bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and guitarist Porl Thompson.

The Cure, '4:13 Dream' (Suretone/Geffen) - Spin

For their 13th album, the Cure reverse a long downhill slide with a record that clearly matters — not just to leader Robert Smith, who's been revising it for years, but to everyone involved, particularly peak-era guitarist Porl Thompson, whose return ...

The Cure thrill capacity crowd at Hollywood Bowl -

The Cure thrilled a capacity crowd at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday night (May 31) by performing a marathon three-hour set. Frontman Robert Smith and longtime bassist Simon Gallup, drummer Jason Cooper and guitarist Porl Thompson ran through hits ...

Pearl Thompson , previously known as Porl Thompson, is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure.

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Pearl Thompson in 2015 featuring new paintings
Background information
Birth name Paul Stephen Thompson
Also known as Pearl Thompson, Porl Thompson
Born (1957-11-08) 8 November 1957 (age 59)
Surrey, England
Origin Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Genres Post-punk, gothic rock, new wave, alternative rock, psychedelic rock, lo-fi, experimental
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, artist
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, keyboard, piano, saxophone, kazoo, banjo, vocals
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts The Cure
Page and Plant
Shelleyan Orphan
Quietly Torn
Easy Cure
Exotic Pandas
The Glove
Swanson's Daughter
Notable instruments
Schecter Porl Thompson Signature Model

Pearl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson 8 November 1957 in Surrey), previously known as Porl Thompson, is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure.