A Brief History of popular Music Part One ~ Tracing the Origins of American popular Music 1900-1975

Nigel M Thompson SpeakerNet Sponsor

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Hereford
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £ 40 plus £0.15p per mile . I live in GL19 and operate within a 100 mile radius
20th July 2021

Beginning with the music of the cotton plantations we trace the progress of this African music and rhythms through the Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, Trad and Modern, Swing, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll. Lots of music and dance in video form.

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About Nigel M Thompson

I have been giving talks to Probus clubs, U3A etc, for more than 6 years. I have been awarded a Speaker Rosette by the Probus Speaker Register of Gloucs. which means that at least three clubs have spoken positively about my presentations.

I spent the majority of my working life in Sales and Marketing and was a director of a £30mn engineering company in Cheltenham, close to my current residence. I spent much of the last few years until I retired presenting to large groups of Architects and Consulting Engineers, worldwide. (Fosters, Ove Arup etc). I taught myself how to create presentations in Powerpoint during this period.

Since I retired in 2010, I have created 16, 60 minute powerpoint presentations. I am enjoying expanding my audience through Speakernet.

I always try to mix humour into my talks, wherever relevant

I charge £ 45 for a talk plus £0.15 per mile for expenses, and am willing to travel up to 40 miles from GL19 . All of my fees, less expenses go to various charities

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