17 November 2023
New Merch! ‘Labyrinth’ T Shirts - feat. Tim Thorne’s 1982 drawing of Theseus & the Minotaur! On sale now via bandcamp & shipped by xmas!
Thats right folks! I’m making a limited edition run of these fabulous tees with this incredible drawing - by my dad! Story of the picture below. Place your orders now & we'll send them out from Dec 8th. xo
It was 1982. I was in prep at West Launceston Primary School, and Dad, as our stay-at-home parent, would partake in the school’s roster of parental helpers (known then by the antiquated term ‘Mother Help’). Rather than, you know, read a story - from a book - to the class like the other mums… ah… Tim, in his extraordinary way, would free-style/story-tell tales from Greek Mythology which he accompanied by dozens of his home-made drawings!! I discovered a satchel filled with these amazing drawings when I was sorting through the old family home last year. This one of Theseus & the Minotaur in the Labyrinth is one of my faves. I have it framed on my wall. And now you can wear it on a t-shirt!
7 November 2023
Loving thanks to all who came out to these shows! And huge congrats to The Yearlings on winning ARBA Best Roots Album of 2023! So proud to be a part of this beautiful record. You can get your copy of LUCK on LP, CD or DL via bandcamp
29 September 2023
On the road in October with Hamish Stuart & The Yearlings!! Tix & info here
16 September 2023
Friends in Naarm! Harmony lovers! Come join us for an afternoon of real live music next Sun 24th Sep - singing duets with my honey-piped babe Alice Pearl Williams. And it's even freee! xx
2 September 2023
On the road this spring with Hamish Stuart & The Yearlings!! Tix & info here
31 August 2023
Our darlin Sara Tindley's stunning final album - Greetings from Lake St Clair - is now out on vinyl! on Little Secret Records. Loving thanks to all who contributed to bringing this treasure in to the world. The GoFundMe page is still open if you'd like to mail-order a copy... xo
17 June 2023
A couple of special-event shows comin right up: this Wednesday 21st June i'll be reuniting with Hamish Stuart for a double-bill with the Kade Brown Quartet! at Jazzlab in Melbourne. And then on Sunday 25th June we launch The Yearlings new record LUCK at the Goodwood Theatre in Adelaide. Tix & info here
28 April 2023
Thrilled to share the news that the stunning new album LUCK by The Yearlings will be released this June on my label Little Secret Records! and you can get your ears around the first two songs now! Head to their bandcamp page to preorder your album [LP | CD | DL] - and lean on in to DOWNTOWN & GONE ARE THE DAYS.
It was a total joy and honour to collaborate with The Yearlings to produce LUCK. The album was recorded with dream team Hamish Stuart (drums) & James Haselwood (bass) in just a couple of days last winter, tracked live to tape by Mick Wordley at the beautiful Mixmasters Studio in South Australia, and completed by the nuanced mixing wizardry of Chris Shaw in Austin, Texas. It's an album of great songs by great players and it sounds really freaking good. I’m so excited to start sharing what we made. Do your ears and hearts a favour xo
27 March 2023
Sara Tindley ( 14.11.66 - 15.01.23 )
We’ve set up a GoFundMe campaign to bring our beautiful Sara’s extraordinary final sonic offering Greetings from Lake St Clair out on vinyl.
We made this record in August last year. Sara was seriously unwell with terminal cancer, and it was less than a year since Lily’s tragic death. She didn’t know if she could even manage to record it. But with that incredible fire, strength and huge-hearted-ness that Sara shone with - in three amazing days in the studio - she smashed it out of the park. And the whole thing turned around in lightning speed. Just 2 months later we were launching it to the most overwhelmingly love-charged packed-out home-town crowd in her beloved Lismore. I’m lucky enough to have performed with Sara many times, but this night was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Transcendent.
...Sara loved the idea of one of her albums finally getting pressed to vinyl, but she knew she was unlikely to be around to see that eventuate. But we're making it happen! Head to GoFundMe to find out more. NB: any contribution is fabulous! And if you donate $50+ we’ll send you a record once it's hot off the press. ($100 and we’ll send you two:)
18 March 2023
Loving thanks to all who've come out to recent shows xo Got some new music news coming soon! Stay tuned...
5 December 2022
Two shows coming up in duet with Hamish Stuart! And both of them with the fabulous Matt Walker & Ben Franz! Tickets on sale now
29 November 2022
there are a couple of recent interviews now up on the nets: one with Chris Sayer for 'The Hot Seat' on (DJ Stephie's beloved!) City Park Radio, and one with Pete Cornelius for his podcast 'Say it with Guitars'. Both conversations were recorded during my final days in the old house on the hill in West Launceston x Back in Melbourne/Naarm now with news of summer shows coming real soon. Hope you're going alright out there x
ps - with thanks to those who've recently let me know of broken link at the Tim Thorne Online Bookstore - it's now back up n running! Visit timthornepoet.com for your poetry needs x
7 November 2022
Delighted and excited to share the news that this stunning new album is out today! Sara Tindley's 'Greetings from Lake St Clair'. I'm so proud to have played a part in the making of this record - and we're launching it with a very special one-off show at Lismore's Star Court Theatre, this Thursday, 10th November. Recorded at La Cueva Studios in Tyagarah, produced by yours truly, with a band of beautiful players (Sara, me & Chris Parkinson on guitars, Scott Hills on drums, Brett Canning on bass, plus cameo appearances by Ashley Bell, Jimmy Dowling, Poppy Bayley-Tindley, Robyn Chalklen, Suzannah Espie and Nadine Budge). You can get yourselves a copy via saratindley.bandcamp.com - where you can also stream it. Go get your ears on this folks! x
30 August 2022
I've been busy this winter working on two very special projects - producing new albums by dear friends and beautiful song-makers The Yearlings, and Sara Tindley! More news on all that soon... really looking forward to sharing this gorgeous new music with you all! xoLT
8 June 2022
South Australia! I'll be playing three shows on the Yorke Peninsula in July as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival On The Road concert series, in Crystal Brook, Edithburgh and Wallaroo x
28 March 2022
Shows in Tassie comin up with Hamish Stuart! AND The Yearlings! Now there's some good medicine. Tix on sale now
25 November 2021
Getting back on the boards in the new year - starting with a tour of Tassie with Tex Perkins & Matt Walker! Dates & details here
27 August 2021
Date update: given the state of the pandemic, all the September tour dates have now been cancelled. Our Oct/Nov shows are still hovering in place - like this one! with the one n only Jo Jo Smith!! And, as ever... you can shop online for the musics & the merch. Stay safe lovin comrades xo
30 July 2021
More shows announced for the spring! Updates & details over at the tour page
8 July 2021
We've of course had to cancel this weekend's shows in NSW. But... just because making-plans aint quite what it used to be, that's not stopping us from making more plans! Tickets are now on sale for this - A double-bill with my darlin comrade Sara Tindley! The Citadel is a beautiful listening room in Murwillumbah, and capacity is limited, so hop on over and book some tickets xx
9 June 2021
Two house concerts coming up in the Northern Rivers - both with Hamish Stuart! Booking info here
29 April 2021
Tickets are now on sale for a matinee show in Mullumbimby on Sunday 6th June. And there are plenty of plans afoot for the winter & spring... more news soon folks x
16 February 2021
Heading back to the beautiful south coast & playing in Cobargo this Sunday!
2 December 2020
More shows with Tex Perkins coming up in Tassie in the new year! I'll be opening all these shows with a solo LT-set, and then joining in on the TP band. Tickets selling fast - details here
26 November 2020
Final show for the year will be a solo set at the beautiful Star Court Theatre in Lismore tomorrow night...
15 November 2020
More shows with Tex Perkins comin up next weekend in Byron Bay & Tweed Heads. Details here
4 November 2020
So delighted to be a part of this rare & wonderful event! On Thursday 5th November 2020, my dear long-time musical comrade - the one n only Hamish Stuart - celebrates the 10th Anniversary of his extraordinary solo* album Someone Else's Child, and has assembled 18* of Sydney's finest to bring this wild & beautiful body of work to life! I'll be opening the show solo (playing Hame's requests!) and then will be getting the ol dreamteam back together (Hamish, Dave Symes & Chris Abrahams) for a few songs. The live audience tix have sold out, but the whole thing will be streamed live on the nets via Johnston St Jazz
20 October 2020
I'll be joining forces with one of my all-time favourites again - the fabulous Sara Tindley - for a very special fundraising gig for local community radio station Bayfm at the gorgeous Brunswick Picture House on Sunday 1st November. Tickets here
22 September 2020
More real live musics comin up! I'll be playing in the Tex Perkins Band for these two shows in Kingscliff NSW, and i'll also be opening each show with a solo LT set. These are limited capacity events that are gonna sell out quick folks! Tickets here
12 August 2020
Newsflash! Real Live Music! In cahoots with the fabulous Sara Tindley! There are very limited tickets available for this show - and they're on sale now - so get in quick folks xx
23 July 2020
So... I was invited to be the Special Guest on the latest episode of 'The Show' with Tex Perkins - an online concert series filmed in a great old hall up here in the Byron Hinterland hosted by Tex. There's a band, we play each others songs, some fun covers, there're a coupla solo LT-cameo moments, two smoke machines, a bar, a dog named Hector... it's A Show folks! Premieres on the nets this Sunday 26th July at 6pm AEST - & with the purchase of a ticket you can watch it whenever you like, & as often as you like?! Tickets on sale here
9 May 2020
Here I am by a live stream:) ...Gonna be singing atcha via th other kind tomorrow afternoon - Sun 10th May, 4pm AEST - as part of the Saltwater Music Festival. Tune in here
22 March 2020
It'll come as no surprise that we've had to cancel the upcoming shows in Tasmania. Stay tuned for rescheduled dates at some point in the (unknown) future. In the meantime - as ever - you can shop right here on the internets for the musics; CDs, LPs, Kitty & Frank tote bags & teatowels, digital downloads of the whole back catalogue, etc.. all delivered lovingly from me to you.
be safe, be well, be kind, lovin comrades
28 February 2020
Delighted to announce i'll be joining my sweet friend and beautiful songwriter Pieta Brown on some upcoming shows in the USA! Starting this Sunday in Minneapolis, then through Massachusetts and New Hampshire, to New York City! Details here xo
30 January 2020
I'll be playing a solo 'pop-up' show in Mullumbimby on Saturday 15 Feb as part of Aine Tyrrell's Bean An Ti concert series. And... just announced: the KITTY & FRANK show comes to Tassie in April 2020! in cahoots with Hamish Stuart & Chris Abrahams!! Details here xo
14 January 2020
Back to Tassie and playing one solo show this Saturday night at the Tamar Valley Folk Festival! And then next weekend - Jan 24-27 - i'll be performing a series of solo shows at the Newstead Live Festival in Victoria. Details here xo
5 December 2019
Big end-of-year sale starts now! with huge savings on the whole digital & physical discography! We've also added the gorgeous limited edition Kitty & Frank tote bags & tea-towels to the online store - both of which come with a FREE download of the new album! Head over to luciethorne.bandcamp.com and get yrselves - or someone you love - a beautiful musical bargain! xo
29 November 2019
...and that's a wrap! Huge loving thanks to all who've come out to these launch shows and to all who've helped along the way xx
19 November 2019
South Australia! This weekend! Three shows in trio-mode with Hamish Stuart & Alice Williams, plus in Adelaide & Ashbourne we'll be joined by very special guests The Yearlings! All tix & details here xx
5 November 2019
The final round of KITTY & FRANK album launch shows for the spring start next week in Brisbane! then on to one of our favourite fests in the land - Mullum Music Festival - and then three shows in South Australia! All tix & details here xx
16 October 2019
This week! We bring the Kitty & Frank show to Sydney, Uralla, Wauchope & Maitland. All shows with my darling band - the incomparable Hamish Stuart on drums and fabulous Alice Pearl Williams on bass & harmonies! PLUS tomorrow night in Sydney we'll have sublime extra-keys courtesy of the one-n-only Matt McMahon! All tix & details here xx
11 October 2019
Delighted to let you know KITTY & FRANK has been nominated for the Music Victoria Awards for 'Best Folk or Roots Album' of the year! In other delightful news just announced - The Yearlings will be joining us as our very special guests for the last two shows of the tour! The tour resumes next week with shows in Sydney, Uralla, Wauchope and Maitland - all tix & details here, and you can listen for free &/or buy yrself a copy of the album (LP, CD, DL) right here on bandcamp.
4 October 2019
The KITTY & FRANK launch tour resumes this weekend! Tonight in Red Hill, tomorrow night in Bendigo, and a matinee show at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon! All tix links & details here.
23 September 2019
Loving thanks to everyone who came out to the first round of KITTY & FRANK launch shows!! Next up we're playing three shows in Victoria: Fri 4th Oct in Red Hill, Sat 5th Oct in Bendigo, and an early matinee show at The Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Sun 6th Oct. All tix links & details here.
9 September 2019
The KITTY & FRANK album launch tour starts this week! with shows in Cowra, Canberra & Candelo! All of 'em with Hamish Stuart, Alice Williams and Chris Abrahams! Tix & details here
26 August 2019
Happy Release Day little rekkid! I proudly and lovingly present to you, dear listener, KITTY & FRANK. You can now listen to the whole album right here on bandcamp - where you can also purchase the album on LP, CD, or as a digital download.
As many of you know by now, this is an album about two real-life characters, a 'concept record' about a young frontier woman, Kitty Walsh, and the charismatic bandit who became her lover, Frank Gardiner. I first heard the wild true tales of Kitty & Frank from Craig Lawler, tour operator at Blind Freddys Bushranger Tours, after a show at the Gooloogong Log Cabin back in 2015. By the time I'd landed home in Melbourne that night I'd written 'Nothing Comes Close', and demo-d it there n then, in the wee hours, in my little cabin in Pascoe Vale, under thunderous skies. (There's a bloody loud thunder clap on that original demo right when I sing "...my ears strain for hooves like thunder." *Seriously!) A little whiles later I wrote 'All The Love", and when I started playing those two songs out, the idea of writing a whole album for Kitty & Frank crept in...
Fast forward to April 2018, when I sent myself off on a song-writing retreat to a little shack on the Howqua River in north eastern Victoria. I had a week's supplies, a simple recording set-up, plenty of firewood, a borrowed midi-keyboard, and songs to write! The whole wild story of Kitty & Frank had clearly been rolling round my head for a long time by this stage, but it was there in that week on the Howqua that the shape of the record really flew in, something shifted/lifted, and I could suddenly taste just what kinda record I was gonna make.
In the spring of 2018 I assembled my dreamteam (again!!) - Hamish Stuart, Dave Symes and Chris Abrahams - and at the start of the summer we tracked nearly all of the album live to tape over three days at Sydney's Golden Retriever Studios with consummate engineer Simon Berckelman. I played with those recordings some more back home at the Rezza ranch over the summer, and mixed the album with the wonderful John Lee at Phaedra Studios in April 2019.
I'm so grateful to the whole beautiful team for everything everyone's brought to this project. I really love what we've made. And I'm SO EXCITED to finally share it all with all of you!
Happy listening, lovin comrades
23 August 2019
the next song from Kitty & Frank - 'Catherine Christie' - is now streaming on all the streams! You can listen now on spotify, youtube or dial it up on your platform of choice. 'Catherine Christie' opens Side B of the album, and it's one of my favourite chapters in the 'Kitty & Frank' story; they've managed to escape the heat of the law in the south... and make it all the way to Queensland, where they start a new life - as Mr & Mrs Christie, running a general supplies store at Apis Creek, on the road to the Peak Downs goldfields. Featuring my mighty mighty band Hamish Stuart, Dave Symes and Chris Abrahams!
17 August 2019
The very first show of the album launch tour is happening right in the heart of 'Kitty & Frank' territory! at the amazing CORRIDOR project near Cowra on Friday 13th September. Playing with my all star band Hamish Stuart, Alice Williams and Chris Abrahams! AND the one n only Craig Lawler (from Blind Freddy's Bushranger Tours - who also made this cracker poster!) is gonna be warming up the proceedings with a Special Presentation. ! And you can book for delicious dinner... and even accom! What a way to start th tour! Can't wait!! All dates & bookings info here.
24 July 2019
Here's the music video for the new single Golden Plains! Starring magic-mover Courtney Meacham, filmed & edited by Andrew Watson at Semiconductor Media. Thanks to theMUSIC for premiering the video yesterday! Album preorders will be shipped from the start of August, and all spring tour dates are on sale now.. xx
16 July 2019
Tickets are now on sale for the Spring album launch tour! And I'm excited & delighted to share the next sneak preview...! If you head over to the bandcamp page you can now stream the album's opening track and next single - Golden Plains (and you can download it too with an album preorder xx). The music video for Golden Plains will be officially premiered next week... but here's a little pressie for your ears in the meantime.. xx
13 July 2019
Our Kitty & Frank Album Launch tour dates have just been announced! All tickets will go on sale this Tuesday 16th July. Check out the tour dates here, watch the video for Wheogo Hill here, and preorder your copy of the album here. More news - and the next single! - coming real soon xx
9 July 2019
Delighted to be unveiling the Kitty & Frank cover art! A painting by fabulous Australian artist Jonathon Throsby. I've been a fan of Jonno's work for years and first saw this painting - entitled 'Mungo' - at an exhibition of JT's in Melbourne many moons ago. I'm so thrilled that it's gracing the cover. You can purchase your copy now - on LP, CD, or as a digital download - and we'll lovingly send out all preorders from the start of August! xx
27 June 2019
Loving thanks to everyone who came out to the Wheogo Hill shows this month! It's been a fabulous, musical, heartening June xx We'll be touring far n wide throughout the Spring to launch Kitty & Frank... stay tuned for details. And... just announced! We'll be back at one of our very favourite festivals in the land - Mullum Music Festival this November!
You can join the mailing list here for tour news - and purchase your copy of KITTY & FRANK now (on LP, CD, or as a digital download) and we'll send it to you before its offical release date in August. You'll also get a free download of the first single WHEOGO HILL when you pre-order the album xx
5 June 2019
We made a video for WHEOGO HILL! Starring.. WHEOGO HILL! Footage by Craig Lawler (of Blind Freddy's Bushranger Tours fame) & John Daly, edited by Simon Bailey & Damian Fitzgerald. To quote Lawler, 'In the 1860's Gold Fever came to Wheogo, and like Deadwood, it didn't end well'. In the central west of NSW, in the heart of Wiradjuri country, Wheogo is where Kitty's family, the Walshes, were peaceably farming cattle before gold was discovered at Lambing Flat. It's where Kitty first met Frank. And it's where they ran from when the heat of the law hit fever pitch. Find out more about Kitty & Frank.
WHEOGO HILL Single tour starts this weekend in Melbourne with two shows at the Merri Creek Tavern, with Hamish Stuart & Alice Pearl Williams. All details and ticket links here.
14 May 2019
The first song from KITTY & FRANK is released today! All over the internets! You can listen to WHEOGO HILL & buy a copy of it here on bandcamp, and you can also listen to it on all the various streams including spotify.
We've also just launched the ALBUM PREORDER CAMPAIGN! You can purchase your copy of KITTY & FRANK now (on LP, CD, or as a digital download) and you'll receive it before its offical release date in August. You'll also get a free download of the first single WHEOGO HILL when you pre-order the album.
And... in purchasing your copy of KITTY & FRANK now you're also really helping me get this whole kit-and-caboodle over the line! And I thank you xx
10 May 2019
In anticipation of new musics hitting the internets very soon, a fair swag of the back catalogue is now available on all the streams! You can now find me up on spotify, and wherever else you stream the musics... Follow, like, share, play it on repeat, etc.. x Me, I like to sit by a stream, lie on its banks, swim in it, float down it.. keep real still and watch for platypus.. Anyways, it's 2019, and i'm gonna join the other streaming world for a bit too x And as ever, all the musics are available to purchase directly from me - in either digital or physical form - via bandcamp.
In other news, playing one more SOLD OUT show with JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN in Melbourne tonight! X
17 April 2019
Just announced! A selection of intimate shows in June in VIC, ACT, NSW & QLD! Most of them with Hamish Stuart! And we'll be celebrating the release of the FIRST SONG from the forthcoming album! That's right folks... the new album - Kitty & Frank - is set for release at the end of August and the first single will be hitting the internets on May 14th! Tix for these June shows are on sale now. And there'll be more news on the new musics coming real soon! Stay tuned xx
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