David ThompsonDavid started the NSAI chapter in the Manhattan, Kansas area over three years ago and has watched over the group as it has grown like a proud Papa. Enduring many meetings early on where the head count was only one or two, David has seen his songwriting family grow in numbers to the size it is today.
David Thompson is from Clay Center, Kansas. He's been playing the guitar and writing music as a hobby since he was a teenager. He has written classical guitar, country, contemporary Christian, novelty, jazz, Americana, adult contemporary, blues, flamenco, and classic rock. His music is often posted on Songramp.com under the stage name of "UncleNick". David
also is an international airline pilot for a major airline and enjoys flying radio control aircraft and light planes with the K-State flying club in his spare time. His goal is to help someone in North Central Kansas create a top selling song, and with the talented group he has gathered it is only a matter of time before that goal achieves fruition.
David's sense of humor rubs off in his writing, as in his songs "Uncle Nick" and "Tastes Like Chicken". Coming originally from Hugoton, Kansas, in the very southwest corner of the state, one needs a sense of humor and something to do with spare time. Songwriting killed two pheasants with one shot. "It's not the end of the world, but you can walk to it from there. It was a great place to spend my youth with great family, friends, and community".
After starting writing music at age 10, great solace was discovered in writing through the teenage angst of high school and college. Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones greatly influenced his playing style. After raising a family and having a little more free time, David rediscovered the love and art of songwriting.
"I doubt I'll ever write 'Song of the Year', and it would be hard to give up my other career in aviation to chase my musical dream. As an NSAI coordinator, I am very busy in helping aspiring songwriters reach their goals, and that is very rewarding". David unselfishly and patiently gives of himself month after month in his efforts to help others. David is eager to equip and inspire others through his service, and to entertain and inspire others through his music.
As a writer it's always "My latest song and the one I am working on now... are the two best songs I've ever written. I recently co-wrote a ballad called 'Where the Girls Used to Be', a sensitive song about the husband of a breast cancer survivor and his message to his wife that 'You're all I'll ever need.' I got the idea from several sources. Someone close to me had a lump removed and a flight attendant I flew with a couple months ago was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer and had an emotional breakdown on a layover when several of the crew went to dinner together. Our company was having the 'Pink Ribbon wearing, pink lemonade drinking, all the typical breast cancer awareness stuff' during the month in October."