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Artist from Ufford near Woodbridge who took up music full time following father's death organising biggest concert yet in Ipswich



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An artist who decided to take up music full time after losing his father is looking to organise his biggest concert to date.

Adam Philpott, stage name Adam Thomas, of Ufford near Woodbridge, said he hit 'rock bottom' when his father Mark Philpott died in 2017, but after taking a year out to work on his physical and mental health he decided to follow his main passion, music, full time.

Since then, he has played concerts across the country, with 'so many broken down cars along the journey', but now is looking to get his own music out there and organise a concert in Ipswich in September at a not-yet decided venue.

Adam performing at a live show. Picture: Sharon Cudworth
Adam performing at a live show. Picture: Sharon Cudworth

Adam, 30, said: "Since being full-time I have the cover songs, which I enjoy, but I want to push more as an original artist.

"So I have spent a few years building a fan base and now I am trying to push out my own music.

"I think now is a good time to do that and get people on board with the original stuff."

The album cover work for 'Love on Earth and Spirit'. Picture: PG Photography and Arts.
The album cover work for 'Love on Earth and Spirit'. Picture: PG Photography and Arts.

Adam has built up a fan base across the world through in-person as well as live-streamed shows, which he started during the coronavirus lockdowns.

He said his father's death was the catalyst that made him pursue music full time.

"He (Mark) was always pushing me to go for music but at that time I didn't have the nerve or the bottle or the confidence to do that.

"And when that happened I just thought, 'I have been through the scariest moment in my life, so I'm just going to go for it'."

Adam with his father, Mark, who died in 2017. Picture: Adam Thomas. (56278903)
Adam with his father, Mark, who died in 2017. Picture: Adam Thomas. (56278903)

Adam, who said he felt 'blessed every day' to be able to perform as a musician and support his family, added: "I've played many gigs around the country with up to 5000 people in attendance but to be able to perform a show, my show to an audience purely to watch me perform my songs will be the highlight of my career so far."

To find out when and where Adam's concert is due to be held, go to: www.facebook.com/adamthomasofficialmusic