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Adam Thompson

In the early 90's, Adam Thompson formed what would be the early beginnings of Chocolate Starfish, a band that would pin its image on Adam's often outrageous appearance and on-stage persona. Chocolate Starfish went on to have six top 40...

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Adam Thompson Travels from VIC
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Adam Thompson's Biography

In the early 90's, Adam Thompson formed what would be the early beginnings of Chocolate Starfish, a band that would pin its image on Adam's often outrageous appearance and on-stage persona. Chocolate Starfish went on to have six top 40 singles and two top ten albums in the Australian charts, gold and platinum record sales, and claim an ARIA award for Most Popular Album. Those years were a heady rush of instant success – their debut album entered the ARIA charts at #2 – nationwide recognition and non-stop touring (Chocolate Starfish were often referred to as Australia's hardest working band'). Whilst Chocolate Starfish were not always the darling of media critics, reviewers nonetheless credited Adam with leaving an indelible impression on the local music industry. Always entertaining, often misunderstood, but unmistakably the total performer, Adam Thompson never leaves you wanting more wrote one critic in the Adelaide Advertiser.

After Chocolate Starfish disbanded in 1998, Adam Thompson began a very personal solo journey that crossed boundaries with his professional persona. As Adam's musical journey travelled its destiny, he endeared himself to many fellow artists, who, even if their style was different, respected Adam's unique approach to music. Judith Durham proclaimed on ‘This is Your Life' Adam is such a great writer and a great performer, I have learnt much from him.

Adam Thompson's long awaited debut solo album Reconnected is the captivating and multi-hued product of six years of introspection. The self-penned songs spring from some soul searching and confirm the evolution of a performer best described as ‘anything but predictable'. Reconnected arrives at a time when Adam's personal journey is fanning out in numerous directions.

Over the past six years Adam Thompson has worked extensively as a motivational speaker, and also created Muso Magicâ, a song writing workshop that assists the development of at risk' students to retain a level of acceptance and achievement within the education system. This has now been adopted in partnership with Education Queensland and various school clusters in NSW and Victoria. In 2001 he joined ARM tour, which is an organisation dedicated to helping remote Aboriginal communities in central and Western Australia. Through an adaptation of Muso Magicâ Adam works with indigenous kids living in outback communities and, through music, he has successfully helped to bridge a cultural gap. The immense satisfaction and sense of optimism he has derived from these pursuits infuse the songs on Reconnected.

Speaking Topics Include

Awakening creative potential and the importance of creativity in the corporate workplace
Maintaining self-belief whilst navigating change in an ever-changing environment
Customer service and how to make every performance count under maximum public scrutiny
"Why Pick Me?" How to stand out in a sea of multiple possibilities
How to achieve personal growth through constructive criticism
How to manifest 'rock star' status - respect and admiration - in the work place whilst keeping your ego grounded
'No Room for a Bad Day' - ways to maintain the enthusiasm and energy of staff (paralleled with on-and-off-stage band relationships)
'Necessity is the Mother of Re-invention.' Achieving after success and how to re-invent image and style to remain relevant in today's evolving marketplace