Justin Thorne
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Justin Thorne

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1995- Rasp

2000 - Curses: Fortune Cookie

2004 - Justin Thorne: ...honey

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Justin has been writing and recording songs since the late 90's, and slap bang in the middle of the grunge revolution his first recorded demo entitled 'Rasp' was considered by Stone Gossard when he set up the loose groove record label (Stone is the rhythm guitar player for Pearl Jam)

He went on to form surfy, rock outfit Curses who were lucky enough to record four original tunes at Paul McCartney's LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) and then a further five songs at Gilbert O'Sullivan's studio in Jersey.

Every now and then a friend travelling through South Africa or Australia will still call a member of Curses to say that they just heard one of their tunes on the radio. 'Freedom Shore' is even rumoured to feature on a surfing DVD somewhere.

In January 2004, Justin went into Basement Records to record ...'honey', 10 original live, one-take acoustic songs, kept intentionally simple and intimate.

His music has evolved over time, from the angry, grunge-tinged guitar and vocal screaming days of Rasp to the chilled-out surfy tunes of Curses. He now sits closer to the mellow, acoustic singer songwriters such as David Gray and Damien Rice et al but he certainly adds his own flavour and style.

In May 2005 he re-recorded the first track from ...honey (Sold) in New York, with producer and musician Tommy Allen (Maroon 5) and musician Paul Carbonara (Blondie, The Mudlarks, Mary McBride). Multi-platinum and Grammy award winning engineer Ed Stasium did the final mix.

Justin is currently trying to scrape together enough money to enable him to head back out to NYC to work with Tommy and Paul again on a further five original songs. The plan is to put together an EP and make presentations to US labels in the near future. Justin is curerntly looking for management to take him to the next stage of this journey.

If you like passion-filled alternative-folk rock, where the songwriter pays attention to the lyrics, check '...honey' out!