Jay Thompson

Lee Jay Thompson was born on October 5, 1957 in St. Pancras, London, England. He also is known by his stage name Kix or El Thommo. He belongs to the white ethnicity. There is no information about his parents, siblings as well as education details. As a teenager, he has been intereste4d in painting and music. In the early 70s, he was a graffiti artist. Along with his close friend and keyboardist Mike Barson, he spray-painted around North London area. He worked under his artist nickname “Kix”.

He started his professional career at the age of 19, when he formed his band “The North London Invaders” along with Mike Barson and Chris Foreman. In the 1979 the band was renamed to “Madness”. It was a successful ska band, which was very popular in the late 70s. Thompson wrote band’s first single, which was titled “The Prince”. He was a talented songwriter and wrote such successful songs like "Embarrassment", "House of Fun", and "Uncle Sam".

Additionally, he had a very impressive voice, so he performed a lot of Madness band’s song, including "Land of Hope and Glory" and "One's Second Thoughtlessness". In the 1986 the Madness disbanded, Thomson made a try to create brand new band, but it broke up again in the 1988. Afterwards, alongside with his friend Foreman, he recorded and released their album “The Nutty Boys” at the Liquidator Studios. The new band “Crunch” got a huge success. During his brilliant career, Thompson worked asa musician and singer in such bands like “The Dance Brigade”, “The Belle Stars” and “The Camden Cowboys”.

He launched new project, which was titled “The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra” in the 2011. Two years later, the band released the album “The Benevolence of Sister Mary Ignatius”. In England he is widely known as a virtuoso saxophonist. During his 30 years of career, Thompson firmly entrenched in the domestic stage, he performed in major theaters and also at the opening of the Olympic Games.

He often appears as an invited musician in a wide variety of projects. Along with his friends, he actively promoted the style of ska among various musical trends in England. Starting to perform in small clubs, Thompson and the Madness group smoothly climbed the big stage. Even after the collapse of the band and the occasional reunions, Thompson found his place in the volatile world of music.

He is a married man. He met the love of his life Debbie Fordham in the early 80s. The couple tied their married knot in the 1984. They was blessed with three children, which were named Tuesday, Daley and Kye. There is no information about his previous relationship. The information about him can be found on several social media sites, like Twitter or Instagram. His biography is also available on Wikipedia resource. Despite his popularity in the 80s and 90s, there is quite a bit of information on the Internet about its latest projects. His total net worth is not disclosed by any source.

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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