The Essence of Cool S2 w/ Tim Thorney Tribute Part Two

Written by on 03/26/2023

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On Part 2 of our series celebrating the life and legacy of Canadian producer, singer, songwriter Tim Thorney, we catch up with drummer to the stars Randy Cooke (Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart, Alanis Morissette etc) who discusses his 20-plus year history with Tim, working on jingles, Alanis Morissette songs, albums by other artists, and Tim’s own solo releases. We also chat with Juno-award winning engineer, producer, songwriter, Hill Kourkoutis who Tim called “the future” of music.


Randy Cooke: IG – @randycooke

Hill Kourkoutis: IG – @hillkourkoutis

Find Tim’s album Villa Freud on all streaming services.




Bernard Frazer is a Canadian songwriter/musician whose synth pop band Church of Trees has topped independent charts around the world. He is also a former television producer/writer of such shows as Real Life with Erica Ehm (Life Network), The Dini Petty Show (CTV), Miracle at Niagara, and New Year’s Eve Niagara Falls

In Season 2, we’ve scheduled episodes with the great Phil Thornalley (The Cure, Duran Duran, etc), Kevin Hearn (Lou Reed, Barenaked Ladies), Men without Hats’ Ivan Doroschuk, legendary rocker June Millington (Fanny, Earl Slick, Bonnie Raitt), the great Jay Semko of 5-time Juno nominated Northern Pikes, indie star Vicki Brittle, and more.

We’ve also scheduled a series of episodes discussing the life and musical impact of Canadian producer, and songwriter, Tim Thorney (Alanis Morrisette, Cassandra Vasik, etc). For this very special series, we’ll be joined by former Much Music VJ Erica Ehm, Juno award-winner Hill Kourkoutis, ‘drummer to the stars’ Randy Cooke, Tim’s brother Tom, and Tim’s longtime engineer and friend, Adam Fair.

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