Inspirational Keynote Speaker
As a musician, Sir Bob Geldof is probably best known for the formation of The Boomtown Rats in 1975, and for the single ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’. The provocative song was named after the answer given by a schoolgirl in San Diego when asked why she’d killed her classmates.
Having watched a BBC documentary about the Ethiopian poverty and famine in 1984 and been inspired to do what they could to help, Geldof and Ultravox frontman Midge Ure co-wrote the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’. Recorded and performed under the name Band Aid, it featured some of the biggest pop and rock stars of the time, and quickly became the bestselling single in UK history – all the while raising millions for charity.
He returned to music in 2002, and again devoted his time and talents to African causes in 2005 with the Live 8 concerts. His charity work has been recognised throughout the world, and as a result, he has been nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize and received a knighthood.
He uses his experiences and insight into global issues to talk in an informative, provocative and entertaining way about a variety of topics. Lauded for his inspiring and motivating keynote speeches, he’s available for a variety of events.