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Globe Trottin' Dj Man

Globe Trottin' Dj Man

Who: Alan Thompson
Where: King Street Hotel
When: Saturday November 19, 2005

DJ ALAN Thompson has been into dance music for decades but it was not until 1990 that he bought his first pair of decks so he could mix tapes for himself and friends. The British ex-pat said he never dreamed at the time that he would become a professional DJ.

``I started purely as a hobby,'' he said.

``Listening to those early tapes reminds me of how far I've come and keeps my feet on the ground.'' ``I'm mortified to think that some of them might still be out there.'' As an international DJ, producer and broadcaster, Thompson has made his mark with platinum-selling and top 40 singles and albums around the globe.

But his first real break came when he performed at after hours club Trade in 1992 when he was asked to play at a one-off bank holiday party. ``For me this was beyond belief, my favourite club, the place that inspired me, the DJ's I looked up to had asked me, little Alan Thompson, to play at their club.''Since that first Trade gig he has travelled the world DJ'ing taking in countries including America, Japan, China, Russia, Canada, Israel, Lebanon, South Africa and every country in Europe . Thompson is playing at King Street Hotel this Saturday night.

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