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 2-week 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 an ebook on Amazon.
In summer 2017, Paul did another tour 'Bluebell's Busking Bonanza', from Norfolk to Land’s End, raising money 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', 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 can be purchased on Amazon. Paul's fifth album 'Lone Star' was released in June 2022, along with a specially written book of short-stories based on the songs from the album. He is currently planning his next creative adventure!
“Leave the world-weary cynicism to one side for an hour and fly above it all with a true romantic...”
- Acoustic magazine