Rosanne Baker Thornley
"She was like a wisp of silk in a forest of black wool"
- Folk and Traditional
- Rock and Pop
ROSANNE BAKER THORNLEY (RBT)
“A SEASONED, AMBITIOUS AND LITERATE SINGER SONGWRITER, WITH A BENT FOR BITTERSWEET SONGS" – Richard Flohil, Publicist
Rosanne is a word-crafter and born storyteller pouring all of herself into her songwriting. Her songs are the sympathetic telling of her own and other people’s stories. Her career includes extensive travelling and performing throughout North America and Europe; she was lead vocalist and principal songwriter for bands ‘Daystar’, ‘Niteskool’ and ‘Bakersmith’; released her album ‘COURAGE’ (SONY) with major support from the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record (FACTOR); was awarded FACTOR'S "New Talent Award" and was offered a songwriting position with Sony / ATV Publishing.
While Rosanne always has a few of her own songs in the works, she is curiously drawn to working with other artists / writers. In 2015, Rosanne and North Easton formed a songwriting partnership, RBT | NE with a focus on writing with and for established and emerging artists, as well as building a catalogue of RBT | NE songs for pitching opportunities. In November 2015, Rosanne launched a new songwriting initiative, "THE COLLABOR8TORS", a prominent group of Canadian songwriters focused on co-writing and the 'song at the centre'. The Collabor8tors are: Colin MacDonald, Patrick Ballantyne, North Easton, David Leask, Ken Yates, Ambre McLean, Maddy Rodriguez and Rosanne. She also recently became the Toronto curator, and a participating songwriter / performer for The Acoustic Guitar Project, a very cool, global songwriting initiative that takes place worldwide, simultaneously for 5 weeks in the fall.
Rosanne brings intense drive, energy and enthusiasm to her music, and to those she works with.