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Ian Thornley

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Toronto, ON

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Born and raised in Toronto, Ian Thornley studied jazz music at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in the 1990s, and formed the band Big Wreck in 1993 with classmates David Henning, Brian Doherty, and Forrest Williams. They soon relocated from Boston to Toronto and eventually signed a US record deal with Atlantic Records. Their 1997 debut album, In Loving Memory Of…, was a significant hit that year on rock radio in both Canada and the United States. His album “Albatross” debuted at No.5 on the Canadian Albums chart and “Ghosts” debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. His newest album “Grace Street” debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart and the lead single “One Good Piece of Me” debuted at #4 on the alternative rock charts and #6 on the Canadian overall rock charts.

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