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Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson Jr. was born in New Orleans.
Frank's love of music, gospel music in particular, started at a very early age, fostered
by his mother and father. His mother would bring Frank Jr. into the choir stand with her
on Sunday mornings. He would listen to his father play his guitar and was fascinated
by the sounds it made. By the age of three Frank Jr. was dragging his father's guitar
around the house and breaking the strings trying to play. Seeing his love of music
grow his parents agreed to let Frank Jr. join the school band and get some private
lessons from his band teacher, Mr. Lester Wright. Mr. Wright encouraged Frank to
learn to read music to no avail. Frank would let the other children play first that could
read the music and he would then play the notes he heard.
Frank has an exceptional God given talent. At the early age of seven he was singing
solo for his church choir, and amazing seasoned voices with his power and range,
and played drums. God had given him his talent and anything from God was good.
Soon his talent and skill would precede him. At age eleven he was playing bass guitar
for a number of gospel groups to include The Spiritual Hires, The Stars Of Heaven,
Avondale Community Choir, The Heavenly Stars, are a few. As he grew in age, he also
became interested in other instruments, drums, horns, piano and organ. Mastering his
art was his goal. Not only has he mastered the instruments, but found he is skilled in
writing, arranging, and sequencing music as well as mixing and mastering music,
His talent has taken him on tour to Germany and across the United States. Frank was
the gospel tent's stage musician for seven years, playing bass guitar, at New Orleans
Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has played with some of the great local artist of New
Orleans. Frank’s first production was completed in 1996 in titled Something Old
Something New. It featured traditional gospel and contemporary gospel written by
Frank. In 2005 Frank also wrote, produced and directed a video in titled Show
The World You Care and the single I Miss You So. Frank has written a wealth
of Gospel and Jazzy music that is yet to be released.He has played on a
number of local recordings since the mid 1980’s