Jon Thorne is an English bassist and composer.
Renowned as a passionate, energetic and highly skilled performer, his career as a bassist and composer has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum.
As double bassist in the acclaimed ground breaking electronica band Lamb, he has virtually pioneered the use of live double bass playing in electronic music. Since the group’s debut in 1996 he has recorded on five of their albums, toured over fifty countries in five continents and played at most of the worlds leading festivals including Coachella, Roskilde, Wechter, Glastonbury, Montreaux Jazz, North Sea Jazz and NYC Central Park Summerstage.
He has also recorded, performed with and appeared on albums alongside artists as diverse as Jon Hopkins, Iron And Wine, Scott Matthews, Liam Bailey, Kathryn Williams, Robert Miles, Trilok Gurtu, Robert Fripp, Donovon, Gilad Atzmon, James Yorkston, King Creosote, Sam Lee, Glen Hansard, Amos Lee, The Accidental, Jesca Hoop, Martha Tilston, Leo Abrahams, Vashti Bunyan, False Lights, Green Gartside, Neill MacColl, Kate St John, The Rails, KT Tunstall and Pictish Trail.
As well as playing double bass, he also sings and plays guitar in Yorkston/Thorne/Khan.
He has performed at the following Jazz Festivals - Montreaux, North Sea, London, Brecon, Manchester, Lichfield, Lancaster, Wigan, Chester, Appleby Monmouth and Nantwich. Also appeared at The Jazz Café and the 606 club and Pizza Express Soho London.
He leads the ensemble Oedipus Mingus, an octet performing original arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus.
His debut album 'Manchester Road' was released through SAM LTD/ EGEA records in 2006 .
His wrote, recorded and produced his second album 'Watching the Well' - composed as a showcase for his mentor, legendary British bassist Danny Thompson. It was released on the Naim label in 2010.
His playing featuring extensively on the new NBC/Universal American Sci-Fi TV Series "Hunters."
Recorded film soundtrack work includes :
The Legend Of Barney Thompson - 2015
The Look Of Love - 2013
Navarasa - Yorkston/Thorne/Khan 2020
The Secret Of Letting Go - Lamb 2019
Singularity - Jon Hopkins 2018
Homestead - Jon Thorne 2017
Greetings From Hamilton, Canada - King Creosote 2017
Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home - Malojian 2017
Headlong - John Smith 2017
Neuk Wight Delhi All Stars - Yorkston/Thorne/Khan 2017
Resonator - Kathryn Williams/Anthony Kerr 2016
Home Part 2 - Scott Matthews 2016
Before The Sun - Hannah Sanders/Ben Savage 2016
Everything Sacred - Yorkston/Thorne/Khan 2016
Hypoxia - Kathryn Williams 2015
Definitely Now - Liam Bailey 2015
Salvor - False Lights - 2015
Charms Against Sorrow - 2015
Backspace_Unwind - Lamb 2014
The Cellardyke Recording & Wassailing Society - James Yorkston 2014
Crown Electric - Kathryn Williams 2013
I Was A Cat From A Book - James Yorkston 2012
Eavesdropping - John Smith CD 2011
Five - Lamb CD 2011
Fear of Fours - Lamb CD 1998
Lamb - Lamb CD 1996
Between Darkness and Wonder - Lamb CD 2003
Best Kept Secrets - Lamb 2004 CD and DVD
Lamb - Live at The Paradiso - DVD 2011
Live at Koko - Lamb CD 2011
Watching The Well - Jon Thorne CD 2010
Manchester Road - Jon Thorne's Oedipus Complex CD 2006
Thirteen - Robert Miles CD 2011
Snowglobe - Jesca Hoop CD 2011
Oh My Days - The Memory Band CD 2011
Map or Direction - John Smith CD 2010
Love Amongst Ruin - Love Amongst Ruin CD 2010
Lucy and the Wolves - Martha Tilston - CD 2010
One Good Thing - Lou Rhodes - CD 2010
Ninja Tuna – Mr Scruff 2008
Migrating Bird - The songs of Lal Waterson - Various ( with James Yorkston ) 2007
Of Milkmaids and Architects - Martha Tilston CD 2006
Miles/Gurtu - Robert Miles/Trilok Gurtu LP 2004
Read about the making of Watching The Well here