John Thompson has toured internationally with Nicole Murray as cloudstreet. He has performed on stages around the world for over 30 years. In his former life as a criminal-law barrister, John dazzled and amazed with his tales of high fiction. As part of the comedy duo, Never the Twain, John hosted the Variety Breakfast at over 10 Woodford Folk Festivals, with a stellar array of guests, including former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke (who was persuaded to lead the crowd in a chorus of Solidarity Forever). John has lead teams to victory in many Woodford Great Debates. He maintains an active interest in politics, current events and the absurd. And he sings.
John has served on the committee of the Queensland Folk Federation and as president of Folk Alliance Australia. He has served as the co-ordinator of the Maleny Celtic Winter School and the Brisbane Folk History Project, and is currently performing the role of the Song Man in the Australian production of the National Theatre of Great Britain's War Horse.