It is with great sadness we announce that Barbara Thompson MBE passed away peacefully yesterday morning, 9th July, at 8:57 am. She was just 18 days shy of her 78th birthday. She leaves a son, daughter, and 4 grandchildren. Her daughter Ana Gracey writes: “My mum had the most extraordinary spirit – she never gave […]
Barbara Thompson will feature in an edition of 24 hours in A&E on Channel 4, broadcast on Wednesday, 7th October, at 9 pm. The TV programme acknowledges Barbara’s ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease, but more pertinently addresses a new heart condition, and touches upon the untimely death of her husband Jon Hiseman in 2018. The […]
First aired on BBC1 in 1979 and now available to view for the first time online: “Jazz, Rock and Marriage”. The full length version of Mike Dibb’s film of the life, careers and music of Barbara Thompson and Jon Hiseman, including the Bracknell Jazz Festival performance.
The masters and artwork for ‘The Last Fandango’ CD have been sent to the replication plant, so we expect the album to be for sale via Amazon in the first week of December. That’s your Xmas Presents ‘15 sorted 🙂 “Ten years in the making, we were stopped in our tracks several times by Barbara’s […]
Colosseum have added 2 new dates in the UK in 2015 as follows: Click to see all dates 25/2/15 : 8.00pm The Stables – Wavendon Box Office 01908 280800 Stockwell Lane Wavendon Milton Keynes MK17 8LT www.stables.org 26/2/15 : 8.30pm Robin 2 – Bilston Box Office 01902 401211 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton WV14 7LJ […]
The new album “Time on Our Side” is about to go to press… Checkout the latest publicity shots of the band.
2014 is already proving to be a very special year with many varied projects on the go. It seems that being a Parkinson sufferer provides even more opportunities for playing and writing my music. Jon and I have been invited to several neurological conventions specialising in Parkinson and movement disorders to give talks from our […]
Welcome to our completely refurbished website! We hope you like the new look and find it as user friendly as we do. If you notice any issues please don’t hesitate to contact us and feel free to make comments below. “Goodbye to Pills!” A Parkinson’s medication called ‘DuoDopa’ is currently helping me to lead a […]