Thornley, Ian

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Thornley, Ian

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Ian Thornley

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1972-

History

Ian Thornley is a rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He has released music as a solo artist and with the band Big Wreck and Thornley. He has also played as a sessional musician for other recording artists.

Thornley grew up in Toronto, and left for Boston to study Jazz music at the Berklee College of Music in the 1990’s. During his studies, he met David Henning, Brian Doherty, and Forrest Williams, and eventually formed the band Big Wreck in 1993. After signing a US record deal, they released their first album In Loving Memory Of...(1997), then later The Pleasure and the Greed(2001). The band broke up shortly thereafter, but Thornley just began to look elsewhere to continue his career in music.

After leaving Big Wreck, Thornley worked as a sessional musician. In 2002, he formed the band Thornley and released two albums. 2012 became an important year, and Big Wreck came back, and released their third album. As of 2019, Big Wreck has released a total of six albums.

Places

Toronto, Ontario

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created August 9, 2019

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Christie, Rod. "Big Wreck." Canadian Musician 23, no.4 (July 2001): 34-37, http://myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/docview/216492799?accountid=14771

Laing, Rob. “Ian Thornley talks Secrets, guitar gear and nearly joining Velvet Revolver.” Music Radar. Last updated March 17, 2016. https://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/ian-thornley-talks-secrets-guitar-gear-and-nearly-joining-velvet-revolver-635947

Ruddock, Jimmy. “An Interview with Ian Thornley.” Cosmo Music. Last updated February 13, 2017. https://cosmomusic.ca/blogs/2017/02/an-interview-with-big-wrecks-ian-thornley/

Sofee, Rocco. “Interview: Vocalist/Guitarist Ian Thornley Discusses Auditioning for Velvet Revolver and Reuniting with Big Wreck.” Guitar World. Last updated December 3, 2012. https://www.guitarworld.com/features/interview-vocalistguitarist-ian-thornley-discusses-auditioning-velvet-revolver

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC

Related subjects

Related places