Personality profile of David Thornton
21 January 1978
2nd euph at Marple (sacked after two weeks!)
Tredeger, Wingates, Fairey's
Current banding status:
Black Dyke (solo euph)
Adjudicators Greatest influences:
Michael Brewer (ex-director of music at Chetham's school and Steven
Mead (teacher for last 8 years)
Open win in '98 with Fairies and visiting New Zealand to play at
their Nationals this year
Getting sacked from Marple at fourteen years old. I was ready to
Always stay one step ahead
Achievements as a player:
Some of my achievements have been through luck - right place, right
circumstances, right time. Everything else has been hard work.
Who or what would you like to be stuck on a Fantasy Desert
Any attractive female - they're bound to get desperate in the end!
Eastenders or Coronation Street?
Top football team?
Most difficult test piece?
Most difficult solo?
Euph concerto by Jukka Linkola (Finnish composer)
The initials of the person you most dislike in the World.
Couldn't say because they and a lot of other people would know instantly
Who do people mistakenly think you look like?
Tattoo - short bloke from Fantasy Island
T attoo, Gargoyle, Nae-tone (courtesy of Morvern Gilchrist)
Anything about yourself you would want to change?
I'd be taller
Ambitions and advice to young players
Always aim high, know when to keep your mouth shut, keep confidence
to yourself, success is the reward for hard work.
A little bit of gossip?
Ask anyone - You never catch me gossiping about anything!