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Phil Thornalley

Background information
Birth name Philip Carden Thornalley
Born January 5, 1960 (1960-01-05) (age 47)
Origin Worlington, Suffolk, England
Genre(s) Punk rock
Post-punk
Gothic rock
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Producer
Instrument(s) Bass guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Drums
Years active 1978 - present
Associated
acts
The Cure
Johnny Hates Jazz
Website http://philthornalley.com

Philip Carden Thornalley (born 5 January 1960, Worlington, Suffolk, England) is a songwriter-producer and occasional bassist and vocalist who has worked in the music industry since 1978. Best known for the co-writing (with Scott Cutler and Anne Preven) and producing the song "Torn" for Natalie Imbruglia, and for her debut album, Left of the Middle. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply, goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is a string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Johnny Hates Jazz Johnny Hates Jazz was an English pop band formed in 1986 by Clark Datchler (vocals, piano), Calvin Hayes (keyboards), and the German born Mike Nocito (bass). ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ... Scott Cutler is a USA born musician and music producer. ... Anne Preven cropped from a promotional photo of Ednaswap. ... Natalie Jane Imbruglia (pronounced im-bru-lee-yah) (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress. ... Alternate cover U.S. Cover Left of the Middle is the debut album by Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia. ...


Thornalley began working as a recording engineer in 1978, at RAK Studios in St. John's Wood, London for producer Mickie Most (Hot Chocolate, Kim Wilde, Chris Spedding and Racey). He also worked with producer Steve Lillywhite (Psychedelic Furs and Thompson Twins). RAK Records is a British record company, founded by record producer Mickie Most in 1969. ... St Johns Wood is a district in the City of Westminster in London near Regents Park. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Mickie Most, born Michael Peter Hayes (20 June1938–30 May2003), was a successful English record producer, notably with a string of Number One hit singles with his own RAK Recordsand acts such as The Animals, Hermans Hermits, Donovan, and Suzi Quatro. ... Hot Chocolate For the musical band, see Hot Chocolate. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher John Spedding (born June 17, 1944) is an English rock and roll and jazz guitarist best known for his session work. ... Racey was a British pop group formed in 1976 by singer Richard Gower, Clive Wilson and Phil Fursdon. ... Steve Lillywhite (born in 1955) is a well-known Grammy Award winning English music producer. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ...


Based on his engineering work with the Psychedelic Furs, Thornalley became the producer for The Cure on their fourth album, Pornography. After Simon Gallup quit in 1982, he filled in as their bassist during the recording of Japanese Whispers and their first live album, Concert but eventually quit to keep on working behind the consoles. The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, originally released in 1982 and re-mastered and re-released in 2005. ... Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ...


In 1984 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Into the Gap by the Thompson Twins. The Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical has been awarded since 1959. ... Into the Gap is the Thompson Twins third album in the USA, and fourth overall. ... The Thompson Twins were an English New Wave/pop band normally associated with the 1980s. ...


Thornalley has worked as a mixing engineer for Duran Duran, XTC, Sting, Ash and Cyndi Lauper. He also produced Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice and Seona Dancing, and co-produced Robbie Nevil alongside mentor and friend Alex Sadkin. They produced the international hit "C'est La Vie" in 1986. Duran Duran is an English Synth pop/pop/rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ... XTC are an influential new wave band from Swindon, England. ... Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician from Newcastle upon Tyne. ... Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick (Northern Ireland) in 1992. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Cyndi Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an iconic American Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Prefab Sprout is an English pop band that rose to moderate fame during the 1980s. ... Orange juice is sometimes artificially colored to match the color of orange rinds. ... Seona Dancing was a 1980s British pop group best known for providing Ricky Gervais with his first taste of fame. ... Robbie Nevil is an American pop singer/songwriter/guitarist. ... Alex Sadkin is best remembered as a record producer in the early 1980s, but actually got his start as a saxophonist for the Las Olas Brass. ... Look up cest la vie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


He then made albums as a singer-songwriter ("Swamp") and as a member of Johnny Hates Jazz. Johnny Hates Jazz Johnny Hates Jazz was an English pop band formed in 1986 by Clark Datchler (vocals, piano), Calvin Hayes (keyboards), and the German born Mike Nocito (bass). ...


Since then Thornalley has worked primarily as songwriter and record producer for other artists, including Bryan Adams, Melanie C, Ronan Keating, BBMak, Mattafix, Holly Vallance, Shannon Noll and Brian McFadden. A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born January 12, 1974) is a British pop singer who was a member of the Spice Girls, where she was known as Sporty Spice or Mel C. She has also enjoyed relative success as a solo artist. ... Ronan Patrick John Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish pop singer. ... BBMak (Christian Burns, Mark Barry, Stephen McNally) were an English pop group consisting of Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally. ... Mattafix are a UK alternative hip hop duo, made up of Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji. ... Holly Rachel Vukadinović (born 11 May 1983), who is better known by her stage name of Holly Valance, is a New Zealand-born actress and ARIA nominated singer. ... Shannon Noll (born 16 September 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter. ... Brian Nicholas McFadden (born 12 April 1980 in Artane, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ...


List of songs

These are a list of songs that Phil has written (and co-written):

  • Bardot - "These Days"
  • BBMak - "Back Here" and "Can't Say"
  • Bellefire - "Perfect Bliss"
  • Bels Boys - "Mondays' Dreaming", "Today's The Day" and "She's Alright"
  • Brian McFadden - "Walking Disaster" and "Like Only A Woman Can"
  • Bryan Adams - "Friday Night In London", "How Do Ya Feel Tonight", "Not Romeo Not Juliet" and "On A Day Like Today"
  • D Side - "Unbroken","Noone"
  • Ednaswap - "Torn"
  • Fiona feat Ghost - "Slowly"
  • Geri Halliwell - "Very Slowly"
  • Hannah Tan - "Powerless"
  • Hepburn - "Bugs", "Here Comes Napoleon", "I Can't Cry", "I Quit", "Next Life", "Out Of Sight", "See The Girl With The World In Her Eyes" and "Waiting For God"
  • Holly Valance - "Help Me Help You"
  • Jamie Benson - "Invincible"
  • Jennifer Paige - "These Days"
  • Jennifer - "Over My Dead Body"
  • John Farnham - "Keep Talking"
  • Johnny Hates Jazz - "Listen", "Last To Know" and "Now She's Gone"
  • Katrina And The Waves - "The Beauty Myth"
  • Lee Harding - "You Could Have Anyone", "Let's Not Go To Work" and "Call The Nurse"
  • Lulu - "I Love You Goodbye", "Keep Talking.. I'm Listening" and "Yeah, Now You Love Me"
  • Melanie C - "Angel on My Shoulder", "Be the One", "Do I", "Ga Ga", "I Want You Back", "Last Night on Earth", "Let's Love", "Positively Somewhere" and "Out of Time"
  • Natalie Imbruglia - "Always Never", "City", "Don't You Think ?", "Frightened Child", "Intuition", "One More Addiction", "Satellite", "Something Better", "Standing There", "Torn" and "Wishing I Was There"
  • Nick Carter - "Forever Rebel"
  • Noise Next Door - "Miss U"
  • Randy Crawford - "I Get a Little Burned"
  • Ronan Keating - "The Way You Make Me Feel"
  • Sean Maguire - "Today's The Day"
  • Shannon Noll - "Drive", "Before We Say Goodbye", "This Is It" and "Don't Fight It"
  • Stephanie Kirkham - "Monday Morning"
  • Trine Rein - "Torn", "Slowly" and "David".

For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry, see Bardo (band). ... BBMak (Christian Burns, Mark Barry, Stephen McNally) were an English pop group consisting of Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally. ... Bellefire is an Irish girl group, best known for their 2002 cover of the U2 song All I Want is You. They originally consisted of Kelly Kilfeather (born 23 March 1979), Tara Lee (born 25 July 1982), Cathy Newell (born 14 July 1982) and Ciara Newell (born 7 July 1983). ... Perfect Bliss was the Irish girl group Bellefires debut single, taken from their album After the Rain. ... Brian Nicholas McFadden (born 12 April 1980 in Artane, Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish singer and songwriter. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Ednaswap Ednaswap was a band from Los Angeles, United States. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Hannah Sarah Tan (born in Penang, Malaysia, October 25, 1981) is a television host/former beauty queen. ... Hepburn were a four-piece British all-girl pop band who formed in 1999. ... Holly Rachel Vukadinović (born 11 May 1983), who is better known by her stage name of Holly Valance, is a New Zealand-born actress and ARIA nominated singer. ... Jamie Benson is a UK singer. ... Jennifer Paige (born September 3, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, who rose to stardom in the early years of teen-pop spree and is probably best remembered for her 1998 pop-hit Crush. ... Look up Jennifer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Johnny Hates Jazz Johnny Hates Jazz was an English pop band formed in 1986 by Clark Datchler (vocals, piano), Calvin Hayes (keyboards), and the German born Mike Nocito (bass). ... Katrina and the Waves were a pop rock band of the 1980s, best known for their smash hit Walking on Sunshine and their 1997 Eurovision Song Contest victory. ... Lee Harding, (born June 8, 1983) is an Australian pop singer. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born January 12, 1974) is a British pop singer who was a member of the Spice Girls, where she was known as Sporty Spice or Mel C. She has also enjoyed relative success as a solo artist. ... Natalie Jane Imbruglia (pronounced im-bru-lee-yah) (born February 4, 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress. ... Nick Carter may refer to: Nick Carter (wiener), a member of the popular music boy band The Backstreet Boys Nick Carter (cyclist) (1924–2003), a cyclist from New Zealand, who competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics Nick Carter (tennis), a tennis player from United States MURS (real name Nick Carter... Randy Crawford (born Veronica Crawford, February 18, 1952, in Macon, Georgia), is a jazz and R&B singer. ... Ronan Patrick John Keating (born March 3, 1977 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish pop singer. ... Sean Maguire Sean Maguire (born 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex) is an English actor and singer of Irish descent who became famous in 1988 playing Tegs Ratcliffe on the BBC childrens drama Grange Hill for four years. ... Shannon Noll (born 16 September 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter. ... Stephanie Kirkham is an English singer-songwriter. ... Trine Rein. ...

External links

The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show | Trilogy | Festival 2005
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Related bands: Malice | Easy Cure | Cult Hero | The Glove | Fools Dance | Presence | Babacar | Levinhurst

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Phil Thornalley - Biography - AOL Music (279 words)
Phil Thornalley has spent much of his career behind the scenes, writing songs and producing albums for other artists.
Thornalley toured with the Cure while the band promoted The Top album, but his stay was short-lived, lasting only until the group's performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York on November 17, 1984.
In 1987, Thornalley worked as an engineer for Johnny Hates Jazz's debut LP Turn Back the Clock; he also wrote the track "Listen." When vocalist Clark Datchler departed from Johnny Hates Jazz in 1988, Thornalley became the band's new lead singer.
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