Tim Thorney is a Canadian guitarist, songwriter, and record producer, currently working out of Toronto.

 

Thorney first came to prominence as a recording engineer and songwriter. In 1981, he co-wrote most of Lisa DalBello's Drastic Measures album. In 1983 and 1984, he was a singer, songwriter and keyboard player with The Front, a Canadian studio band that released two albums of pop rock.

 

In 1995, Tim and his younger brother Tom Thorney were taken on as partners in Great Big Music, which later became Tattoo Music. Through their studio work the Thorney brothers have won advertising awards for many commercial campaigns in both Canada and the U.S., these awards include a Gemini Award and three Daytime Emmy Awards for the hit show Rolie Polie Olie. They have produced jingles for many high-end clients, including FedEx, Sympatico, 7up and the Ford Motor Company.

 

In addition to his work in film and television, Tim has worked with many Canadian music artists. Some of these collaborations include producing The Rankins' 2001 album Song Dog, co-producing and Jimmy Rankin's 2003 album Handmade (he also co-wrote a track with Jimmy), and co-producing Alanis Morissette's 2004 album So-Called Chaos.