Tim Thornton (born 1973) is an English musician, composer and novelist. He is best known as the drummer and guitarist for the English electronica group Fink.
He was born in Darlington. After a boarding-school education, he completed a degree in drama.
In 2012, Thornton's music for the British short film Fish! was nominated for Best Score (Short Film) at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and gained an Honorable Mention.In 2016 Thornton scored the music for another short film, The Five Wives and Lives of Melvyn Pfferberg, directed by Damian Samuels and starring Brooke D'Orsay and Callum Blue.
In 2006 Thornton was asked by a friend, singer/songwriter Fin Greenall of Fink, to contribute drums to the band's album Biscuits for Breakfast . He has been the band's drummer ever since,appearing on six studio albums for Ninja Tune: Biscuits for Breakfast (2006), Distance and Time (2007), Sort of Revolution (2009), Perfect Darkness (2011), Hard Believer (2014) and Resurgam (2017). Perfect Darkness was described by the BBC as "a writhing, surprisingly meaty addition to the over-crowded singer-songwriter genre".
Thornton's debut novel The Alternative Hero (Jonathan Cape/Knopf, 2009) was described by The Guardian as "the indiest book of all time". It follows a young man's obsession with a band.His second novel, Death Of An Unsigned Band, was published by Cape in July 2010. This also has a music-industry setting.
His third novel Felix Romsey's Afterparty was published by Unbound in Spring 2018.
Thornton is a regular blog contributor to The Huffington Post.
Billy Bob Thornton is an American film actor and director. He had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade (1996), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He appeared in several major film roles in the 1990s following Sling Blade, including Oliver Stone's neo-noir U Turn (1997), political drama Primary Colors (1998), science fiction disaster film Armageddon (1998), the highest-grossing film of that year, and the crime drama A Simple Plan (1998), which earned him his third Oscar nomination.
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Chuck Biscuits is a Canadian drummer best known for his work in several punk rock bands.
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was an Australian singer and songwriter. He was the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.
Ross Andrew Wilson is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and producer. He is the co-founder and frontman of the long-standing rock groups Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, as well as a number of other former bands, in addition to performing solo. He has produced records for bands such as Skyhooks and Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, as well as for those of his own bands. He appeared as a judge on celebrity singing TV series It Takes Two from 2005. Wilson was individually inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 1989 and again as a member of Daddy Cool in 2006. Ross currently resides in the Melbourne suburb of Port Melbourne.
James Anthony Sturgess is an English actor and singer-songwriter. His first major role was as Jude in the musical romance drama film Across the Universe (2007). In 2008, he played the male lead role of Ben Campbell in 21. In 2009, he played Gavin Kossef in the crime drama Crossing Over, appearing with Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd. In 2010, Sturgess starred in the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir. Sturgess co-starred in the 2012 epic science fiction film Cloud Atlas.
Brian Vander Ark is an American singer-songwriter best known as lead singer for the band The Verve Pipe.
Fin Greenall, known professionally as Fink, is an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and disc jockey born in Cornwall and currently based in Berlin and London. From 1997 to 2003, he focused on electronic music and DJ'd internationally, releasing in 2000 his debut album Fresh Produce on Ninja Tune. Since the 2006 release of his album Biscuits for Breakfast, the name Fink has also referred to the recording and touring trio fronted by Greenall himself, completed by Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums).
Cevin Soling is an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, musician, music producer, and artist.
Noah and the Whale were a British indie rock and folk band from Twickenham, formed in 2006. The band's last line-up consisted of Charlie Fink, Tom Hobden (violin/keyboards), Matt "Urby Whale" Owens, Fred Abbott (guitar/keys) and Michael Petulla (drums). Doug Fink (drums), the brother of lead singer Charlie, and Laura Marling were also past members of the band.
Jason Reolon is a South African pianist and son of jazz drummer Bobby Gien and jazz singer Josie Gien. Reolon was winner of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) National Overseas Scholarship for best Jazz Pianist in 2001, the scholarship for which he took up in New York City in 2004. With his jazz band Breakfast Included, he is a 2 times winner of the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters competition. Reolon performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2004, a spin-off of the North Sea Jazz Festival held in The Netherlands.
Charlie Fink is an English songwriter, producer and filmmaker best known for fronting Noah and the Whale and for his work as a composer for theatre. He has been described as "one of Britain’s most daring and inventive songwriters" by the Sunday Times and "a theatre composer of the first rank" by the Evening Standard.
Jim Neversink is a South African musician, singer and songwriter. His musical style spans indie rock, country, americana and punk.
Biscuits for Breakfast is the second album from British musician Fin Greenall and, collectively as Fink, the band's debut album. It was released in 2006 on Ninja Tune.
Perfect Darkness is the fifth studio album from British musician Fink, and the fourth to be recorded with his self-titled band. It was released on 13 June 2011 on Ninja Tune.
Perfect Pussy was an American rock band from Syracuse, New York. The band consisted of vocalist Meredith Graves, guitarist Ray McAndrew, drummer Garrett Koloski, bass guitarist Greg Ambler and keyboardist Shaun Sutkus. The band was known for its "frenetic brand of punk and raucous live shows" and has been described as "the most important punk band to come out of Syracuse since Earth Crisis."
Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is the second live album to be released by British band Fink. It was released globally by Ninja Tune on 14 October 2013.
Hard Believer is the sixth studio album by British band Fink. It was released globally by Ninja Tune's imprint R'COUP'D on 14 July 2014.
Celine Cairo is a Dutch singer and songwriter. On 14 December 2016, she released her debut album Free Fall on Hector Records. She recorded the album with producer Bill Lefler and her band in Death Star Studios, Los Angeles. Before the debut album, she released two EPs: an untitled EP in 2010 and the Follow EP, produced by British artist/producer Fin Greenall (Fink), in 2013.