About Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson is a singer-songwriter, music producer and author based in Norfolk, England.
Paul gained a Guinness World Record for the 'longest journey by milk float' after touring more than 1,000 miles at 15mph in a specially converted electric milk float 'Bluebell', that Paul used as his tour bus and outdoor music stage. During the Arts Council England funded 'Floating to the Fringe Tour' promoting his album ‘Lost in the Land of Midnight Sun’, Paul travelled from his Norfolk home as far north as the Outer Hebrides, before completing a run of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Paul wrote the songs for ‘Lost in the Land of Midnight Sun’ after another epic tour, around Alaska and Canada. Inspired by a love of wild places, Paul spent a magical three months travelling and playing gigs in mountain towns and island communities, surviving a tsunami scare on the western Alaskan coast, and avoiding one or two over-enthusiastic bears for good measure! The story of the journey is available as a free eBook when you sign up to Paul's newsletter.
In summer 2017, Paul did another tour 'Bluebell's Busking Bonanza', from Norfolk to Land’s End, raising almost £5,000 for Cancer Research. While waiting for his milk float to be repaired in Somerset, Paul applied to do a Master’s Degree in Songwriting at Bath Spa University, which he was accepted onto and completed with a Distinction in September 2018. During the Master's Degree Paul lived in a motorhome that was converted into a mobile recording studio by Sound on Sound Magazine.
Inspired by his beautiful surroundings in the Mendip Hills overlooking Glastonbury Tor, Paul wrote and recorded the songs for his fourth album 'One Again', also utilising the university studios and talent (including Grammy-winning drummer Rob Brian).
Paul has written a book 'Floating to the Fringe' about his Guinness World Record breaking tour, which is available now on Amazon. He is currently completing his fifth album 'Lone Star', which is due for release in summer 2022. There will be a book of short-stories based on the songs from the album released at the same time, and a tour of the UK to follow.
In addition to being a singer-songwriter and author, Paul Thompson is a recording engineer and music producer, with a beautiful cabin recording studio located near Norwich, Norfolk. Please check out the recording section of the website for more details.
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