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Spring/Summer 2015

Thank you Keyboard Magazine for the interview and feature! Read it here.

Beth’s song “It Could Be” to be in an Australian TV show called Winners and Losers.

You can see a new live performance video here.

A concert workshop presentation of the musical Bad Apples (music and lyrics written by Rob Cairns and Beth) to be performed in Los Angeles, Fall 2015.

And new music coming soon!

Fall/Winter 2014

So very happy about the movie, Laggies, using my song Night Light (co-written with Jess Furman).  The movie stars Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell.  I think Sam is great.  Kiera, too, but I’ve seen a lot of movies with Sam and he’s a favorite of mine.

Also happy to report that Party Dress (co-written with Lindsey Ray) was heard on the ABC show Mistresses.

The very popular Canadian show, Degrassi, will be using my song All These Things in their upcoming season 14, episode 14.  You can hear the song on my new EP, Septagon (stream from my music page here at this website or find it on iTunes.).  Thank you Degrassi!

Spring 2014

Beth’s new EP, Septagon, (released on April 8) is available now at all the usual digital outlet stores.  Beth and the band will play their EP release show on Saturday, April 26 at 9:30pm at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA.  yay!

The International Songwriting Competition just chose its semi-finalists and Beth’s new song on the upcoming EP, “All These Things” was one of the semi-finalists.  The contest has nearly 19,000 entries from over 100 countries and the semi-finalists make up the top 8%.  Very happy and honored to be one of the 8%.

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“Septagon delivers four rock-solid songs with poignant moods, celebrations of energy and complex themes both dark and light. Purely as a songwriter, she excels at weaving diverse thoughts into crashing emotional statements. As a performer she has a singular voice and gentle style of instrumentation that hints at a massive weight of intellectual substance. Her work has a balance to it, a “rightness” that aligns the various elements into cohesive relationships like natural gravity.”

Rust Magazine, April 2014


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Short Bio

Beth Thornley is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles. She has released 3 albums and most recently an EP, Septagon, in 2014.

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In-Depth Bio

One day, about a year and a half ago, Beth Thornley found herself sobbing while watching an Eva Mendes movie.

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Film & TV


Magic Mike (movie)
Wash U Clean


Degrassi 2014 Episode 14 Season 14 (Teen Nick)
All These Things


Mistresses (ABC)
Party Dress


Laggies (movie)
Night Light

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Bad Apples Musical

World Premier Los Angeles September 2012

(upcoming workshop and concert performance in Los Angeles, March 2015)

Circle X Theatre Co. presents the World Premiere of

Bad Apples

By Jim Leonard
Music by Beth Thornley and Rob Cairns
Directed by John Langs

Welcome to Club Abu, the biggest party in Baghdad and the premier location for Iraqi nightlife. You only need to answer the following question to gain entry: “Do you love me enough to torture for me?” Dress code is whatever you got dragged in wearing (or nothing at all). Freedom lovers only, please.

Upcoming workshop/backer’s performance in Los Angeles, Summer 2015.

Bad Apples is a new rock musical that follows three characters inspired by the three National Guard soldiers behind the atrocities at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003/2004. Jim Leonard has created a compelling, jarring, beautiful and heartbreaking story that asks how this tragedy came to be. Who were the victims? Who were the villains? Is sadism part of being human? Was Abu really an aberration brought on by a few “bad apples?”

Produced by Tim Wright and Jennifer A. Skinner
Choreography: Cassandra Daurden
Musical Direction: Beth Thornley and Rob Cairns
Scenic Design: Francois-Pierre Couture
Projection Design: Jason H. Thompson
Lighting Design: Jeremy Pivnick
Sound Design: Cricket S. Myers
Costume Design: Jessica Olson
Props Design: Heather Ho
Associate Producers: Katherine Haan and Jennifer Ludden
Casting Director: Raul Staggs
Stage Manager: Katherine E. Haan
Assistant Directors: Kate Jopson and Johanna McKay

3269 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039


Beth Thornley and Rob Cairns win the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Music and Lyrics for an Original Musical.  November 2013
Beth Thornley and Rob Cairns win the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Music and Lyrics for an Original Musical. November 2013.

Album Reviews & Interviews

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Wash U Clean, 2010
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My Glass Eye, 2006
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Beth Thornley, 2002
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Last to Fall (acoustic live video 2015)

Company (acoustic home video 2014)

Breezeblocks (acoustic home video 2014; song by alt-J)

You’re So Pony (official video 2012)

Wash U Clean (live)

You’re So Pony (live)

What The Heart Wants (live)

Beautiful Lie (live)


Upcoming Shows

Mon. April 27, 2015 — A short, solo set at Room 5 in L.A. for their “Monday Monday” showcase.
Time: TBA (but probably around 9ish)


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