This is a limited edition of 100 only copies from Static Cravan by bass played John Thorne.
Thorne is self-taught and started playing at the age of 23. He has studied and played jazz for a number of years following and considers Danny Thompson his bass mentor.
Renowned as a passionate, energetic and highly skilled performer, Thorne's career as a double bassist has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum.
As bassist in the band Lamb since 1996, he has extensively used live double bass playing in electronic music and recorded 6 albums, toured 45 countries in 5 continents and played many of the world's leading music festivals including Coachella, Roskilde, Werchter, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz and NYC Central Park Summerstage. During the career of the successful group, Thorne acted as an unofficial third member with his most potent contribution on the group's second album Fear of Fours.
He has performed on MTV USA, MTV Europe and BBC television/radio, and has had music used in various British and European film, television and advertising media.
He leads an octet called Oedipus Mingus, which plays arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus.
In 2016 Thorne recorded with Yorkston Thorne Khan on the album Everything Sacred, a trio album alongside Scottish folk musician James Yorkston and New Delhi sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan. Their second album Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars will be released in April 2017.
Thorne "DJs" as DJ Random. He occasionally teaches privately; his most notable students so far have been John Parker from Nizlopi and Nick Blacka from GoGo Penguin.
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