Thinny has been Thunder's webmaster since 1999. Over the years, he has designed various websites themed around their latest releases, writing many of the news articles and posts, including assisting with social media management. He has accompanied the band on various tours and festival appearances in the UK and Japan, writing tour diaries and providing management and tour management assistance.
Thinny's work with Thunder also led to working with Luke Morley on his solo project and on the Bowes & Morley partnership. He continues to work closely with the band today as they experience something of a revival, scoring their first UK top ten album since the mid-90's and their first ever headlining arena shows. During this tour, Thinny Web & Music Services managed the VIP ticket holders access to sound check, aftershows and early entry to the venues.
The Cranberries have sold over 40 Million Albums Worldwide and are best known for their now classic songs ‘Linger’, ‘Zombie’ and ‘Dreams’. The band contacted Thinny Web & Music Services in 2016, initially asking to help building a new website in preparation for what is set to be a very busy 2017. It became apparent that their online presence on the social media networks needed work, and we helped to organise and maximise the potential of their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. The relationship is ongoing, as we continue to work together on all aspects of the bands online activity.
Former superbike world champion James Toseland is now the front man to a successful rock band, with their debut album selling over 10,000 copies in the UK alone. The band also features Kate Melua's brother, and James' brother in law, Zurab Melua on guitar, Toby Jepson's bassist Roger Davis and fellow Leicester lad Ed Bramford. Thinny designs, builds and hosts the band's website, managing their social media output alongside James (including the creation and upload of static YouTube videos for single releases and promotional campaigns).Thinny Web & Music Services have also photographed the band live on many occasions with the photos being used on the current website and the band's social media.
The Manchester based 3 piece have spent the last couple of years touring all over the world, in particular the USA where their brand of alternative classic rock has gone down a storm. The band are currently on the road supporting their second album with main stage appearances at the legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals lined up. Thinny built, hosts and manages the band's current website, as well as the previous website, based around the design of their album 'Divides'.
D.A.R.K. is an unlikely collaboration between Dolores O’Riordan, Andy Rourke and Olé Koretsky. Dolores, known famously as the singer of The Cranberries, has sold over 40 million albums and also worked with the likes of Angelo Badalamenti and Jah Wobble. Andy Rourke is best known as the inimitable bass player in one of the most important British bands ever, The Smiths - he has also worked with The Pretenders, Ian Brown, Sinead O’Connor and Badly Drawn Boy. The third and final member is Olé Koretsky, a little known songwriter, producer and DJ based in New York. D.A.R.K.’s album SCIENCE AGREES is out now via Cooking Vinyl. Thinny Web Services built, designed and hosts the bands current web site, based around the album artwork.
Thinny designed, built and hosts the current Little Angels website, which was put together to promote the band's reunion shows in 2012 and 2013. He manages the band's social media networks and previously accompanied the band on their tours, editing together footage from the shows for the website and YouTube. The band features brothers Bruce & Jimmy Dickinson, Skunk Anansie drummer Mark Richardson, Boyzone/Ronan Keating manager Mark Plunkett and front man Toby Jepson. Thinny has a long standing relationship with Toby, managing the online presence for all of his projects.
Featuring former Winterville vocalist/songwriter Peter Shoulder and Thunder's Luke Morley, the band released three studio albums between 2009 and 2013, and toured the UK, Europe and Japan numerous times. Thinny has hosted, built, designed and managed the band's website since 2010. The band are currently on hiatus due to Peter's solo work and Luke's Thunder commitments.
This Scottish all-girl 3 piece produce boisterous classic rock tunes full of gargantuan riffs and meaty basslines. Recently opened for Black Star Riders, Europe and Black Stone Cherry. Thinny designed and built their current website, based around the artwork for their latest album 'Game On'! Thinny Web & Music services also host the website.
The Tyketto vocalist and solo artist approached Thinny in 2013 for help with his online presence. As well as working with Danny on building and designing a brand new website for him, Thinny was an adviser for managing his social media profiles assisting Danny in the writing of his current Biography. Thinny also gave Danny lessons in managing and updating the website himself. As Danny now lives in Spain, these lessons, chats and advice all took place over Skype and Email. Thinny also produced a previous incarnation of the website for Danny's Eagles Tribute band, The Ultimate Eagles. Thinny Web & Music Services also hosts Danny's website.
Colour Of Noise
Colour of Noise are a classic rock band from Brighton, England steeped in the tradition of the late 60’s British blues boom and early 70’s stadium rock. Thinny has been working very closely with the band, hosting, designing and building their website, setting up and managing their social media pages and generally offering his advice on how to get the ball rolling. And rolling it is with the debut album crowd funding campaign now live and appearances and both Download and Steelhouse festivals lined up! The band features former Little Angels guitarist Bruce John Dickinson and Furyon vocalist Matt Mitchell.
Solid Music Management
Solid Music Management was set up in 2013 by Danny Bowes (Thunder, The Agency Group) and Malcolm Bluemel (serial entrepreneur and one time owner of Planet Rock Radio). The idea was simple:- to offer their considerable combined experience to the music industry. Their website is designed, built and maintained by Thinny.
It's not all about the music...Thinny Web & Music Services do some websites that are not music related. Including Estate Agents C&M Properties in Middlesbrough which we designed and maintain.
Mart's Arts Photography
Martin David Porter asked Thinny to help him build and host his first website back in 2013. The nature and music photographer has photographed many big name acts such as Joe Bonamassa, Foreigner, Europe, Big Country, Skin and many more.
Tygers Of Pan Tang
The Legendary New Wave of British Heavy Metal band are still going strong with various album and EP releases over the last few years. The band are also constantly touring throughout Europe. Thinny has hosted, designed and built various websites for them since 2009 and continues to work on their current site.
Thinny created promotional web pages for contemporary female rock artist Pyra. Originally a Lady GaGa style Dance/Pop artist, Pyra has recently re-branded into a rock singer, with a full on rock band surrounding her...one to watch...
Legendary Motörhead guitarist 'Fast' Eddie Clarke's band! Thinny designed and built their current website, which he has also managed and hosted since the release of the band's last album 'Eat Dog Eat' in 2011 and Eddie's latest release 'Make My Day'. He also manages all of the band's social media networks.
Featuring Thunder's Harry James on drums, Thinny has been working with the London based blues band since 2005, having designed, built and hosted various different incarnations of the website in that time.
Thinny has built, designed and hosted many website designs for the extremely talented author over the years. All the sites have been based upon the cover designs for her numerous books. Thinny has been maintaining Maria's website since 2007.
Les Linyard is a highly respected freelance photographer who has worked extensively in the music industry and its bizarre surrounds. Les is based in Bexleyheath, Kent within striking distance of London. Thinny as designed, hosted and maintained Les' site since 2008.
Thinny designed, built, hosts and manages the website for the successful AOR festival that took place at Rock City in Nottingham yearly until 2014. The festival boasts performances from Danger Danger, FM, H.e.a.t, Firehouse, Hardline, Winger, Gotthard and many more over the years. Thinny has maintained the Firefest website since 2012.
As well as working with Toby on various band related projects, Thinny also managed Toby's solo website. The site went through many different designs over the years and focused on Toby's work as a producer and song writer. Promo pages were also created to promote Toby's catalog of work. The web site unfortunately closed in 2015 as Toby took a break from the spotlight.
Thinny worked with the Scottish rockers during their initial reformation between 2008 and 2011. Tasks included designing and building several different incarnations of the site and touring with the band in the UK, Spain and Portugal, writing blogs, assisting with management and road crew duties, as well as filming lots of footage onstage, backstage and on the road in Portugal. Although when the band changed management to a company that had their own in house web team, Thinny's services were no longer required, he has remained good friends with the band and always looks forward to catching up with them when they are on tour.
In 2002 Thinny was contacted by Artists Network (a new label that was founded by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics), to help to create a promotional website for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and his then new album 'Fantastic Plastic People', which was the label's first release. The website was built, designed and maintained by Thinny with the addition of hosting sound samples, pre-order information and competitions.