Whether flying across a screen or lighting up the stage, Madness's wild, energetic sax player has always been hard to miss. For Lee "Kix" Thompson, life is about having fun—even when times are tough. Growing Out Of It is the tale of one "nutty boy" not really growing out of it at all. From getting up to no good as a teenager to his many musical (mis)adventures in the 1970s, Lee's memoir of his formative years captures his enduring love for his north London stomping ground, where he first met the other members of Madness. This is a story of growing up in a certain time and place when anything felt possible, even a bunch of north London lads forming a ska revival band—and becoming one of Britain's best-loved groups.
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About the Authors
Lee Thompson is the pseudonym of Jack D. Hunter, who is well-known for his espionage thrillers. During his fifty-six year career in print and broadcast journalism and military and Congressional service, he was a senior editor and editorial consultant for the Florida Times Union and St. Augustine Record in Florida.
About Matthew Lloyd Davies
Matthew Lloyd Davies is a veteran actor, director, and Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator. Highlights of his acting career include regular appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre in the West End, on international tours, and in award-winning television shows and films. He has experience in radio, a master’s degree in directing, and extensive experience in presenting at corporate events.