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  • Jon Thorne is an English double bassist and composer. He is a lover of music, laughter, poets, puns, comics and rum. He is married with three children. He was born in Rye Street Cottage Hospital on 12/2/1967 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. He lived in Rhodesia from the age of 6 to 11. Between 11 to 15 he lived in Salcombe in South Devon before heading north to Manchester, via Plumley, Knutsford, Northwich and Oldham. He now lives on the Isle of Wight. Musically he 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. He has also been strongly influenced on bass by Danny Thompson and Charles Mingus. Renowned as a passionate, energetic and highly skilled performer, Jon Thorne’s career as a double bassist has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum. As bassist and composer in the band Lamb between 1996-2012 he recorded 5 albums, toured 40 countries in 5 continents and played at most of the worlds leading festivals including Coachella, Roskilde, Wechter, Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz, North Sea Jazz and NYC Central Park Summerstage. During the 16 year career of the successful group Lamb, Thorne acted as an unofficial third member with his most potent contribution on the group's second album Fear of Fours. This album showcased his seamless and inspired integration of the double bass with modern electronica influences, with melodicism, groove and textural sensitivity.

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