Yorkston Thorne Khan live at Latitude

❤ My lovely brother Jon Thorne with his special buddies James and Suhail ❤

the sound and the fury

I first saw Yorkston Thorne Khan a year or two ago at the Great Escape festival. Their short show was a peculiar mixture of all their backgrounds and influences. I enjoyed everything they did, but when they finished with Sufi Song my eyes filled with tears and I was genuinely transported.

Yorkston Thorne Khan are a strange group. Superficially they seem to have little in common, but they clearly enjoy each other’s company enough to tour for a couple of years, record two albums, and keep producing surprising and beautiful music together. And they’re relaxed, confident, capable and utterly charming.

Suhail Yusuf Khan’s stunningly powerful voice and ethereal sarangi bring a heady exoticism to the acoustic guitar and double bass of Folk legend James Yorkston and peripatetic jazz bassist Jon Thorne, but they share everything equally, and never try to overpower each other. This music doesn’t need percussion to find…

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9 Responses to “Yorkston Thorne Khan live at Latitude”


  1. 1 Clare Pooley July 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I agree – your new header photo is beautiful! This is a lovely review; how wonderful to have such a talented brother! I have been meaning to go to Latitude for years; it only takes me about 20 minutes to get there! Love and hugs xx ❤ xx

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  2. 6 jstansfeld July 19, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Lovely description, I was transported.

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  3. 8 Al July 19, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Love your new header picture and caption. Fits your gentle nature perfectly!

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