Tim Thornton Quartet
Tim has run this group since moving back to London and in it's current incarnation comprises James Gardiner-Bateman on alto sax, Grant Windsor on piano and Chris Draper on drums. After releasing their debut album 'New Kid' on SaySo Records in 2012 the group undertook an extensive UK tour supported by Jazz Services and the Arts Council. Since then they have enjoyed hosting a late night residency at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho and continued to perform around the UK. The group is about to record their second album and will tour again upon it's release so keep an eye out for them!
Rob Barron Quartet
This quartet comprises of Rob Barron on piano, Colin Oxley on guitar, Tim Thornton on bass and Josh Morrisson on drums. They perform across the UK playing arrangements written by Rob inspired by the great works of the Ray Brown group, Cedar Walton and Oscar Peterson. This project is going to be releasing an album soon so keep an eye out for them on tour.
Julian Bliss Projects
Tim has been fortunate to work extensively with Julian Bliss, one of the worlds leading Clarinet virtuoso's over the last 4 years. They play in 2 projects lead by Julian, a Benny Goodman show featuring Neal Thornton (MD), Martin Shaw, Jim Hart, Matt Skelton and Colin Oxley, and a Latin music show featuring Neal Thornton (MD), Chris Draper and Will Fry. They have toured the world and performed at great venues such as Holders Festival (Barbados) and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.