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FINDING THE HEART AND VOICE
The differences between Rosanne and North as seasoned songwriters is what fuels the unique connection that inspires and differentiates the RBT | NE partnership. Song after song delivers thought-provoking lyrics, indelible hooks and memorable melody lines. Based out of Toronto, Canada, Rosanne and North work with producers, and emerging and established artists. With a perceptive and empathetic approach to songwriting, they find the artists heart and voice. They are also focused on placing songs from their growing RBT | NE catalogue with artists and sync opportunities.
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TUNES

+ Love Like That

Performed by North Easton

I’d gladly take a bullet for you
Stand in front of a train that’s coming through
I’d break my back to hold you up
Walk through fire, all for love
I’d gladly take a bullet for you

I’d jump in front of a man that holds a knife
I’d come out on ledge to save your life
I’d wear the blame and take the fall
To ease your pain I’d take it all
I’d gladly take a bullet for you

Chorus
When you love like that you can’t let go
When your heart beats fast it’s all you know
Is that you love me love me love me oh
You love me love me love me oh
When you love like that you can’t let go
When your heart beats fast it’s all you know
Is that you love me love me love me oh
When you love like that your love like that won’t go

I’d gladly be your body in a crash
When you’re out of breath, I got your last
Truth be told I’d lie for you
Sell my soul. I’d die for you.
I’d gladly be your body in a crash

Chorus

Everything you say, everything you do,
I’m gonna lay my life right down in front of you
Got is so bad it makes me crazy
Everything you say, everything you do
I’m gonna lay my life right down in front of you
There’s no other way

Chorus

+ Live My Life

Performed by North Easton

I wanna live my life like that, wanna live my life like that,
wanna live my life like that, I wanna live my life like that,
wanna live my life like that

I’m gonna buy a one-way ticket
Jump right in with both feet in it
Dream it loud, and write it down, cross it off my list
Open my mouth, speak my mind
Colour my world outside the lines,
And let out the man I keep inside,
And do everything I wish

One day when everything gets too much
Every time this three ring circus tries to keep us down
You gotta gonna get up and make it - make it
Chorus
For life for love for all the fun
For everything I haven’t done
For all the reasons that are waiting for me
Forget the fear that holds me back,
For all of this and all of that
For all the reasons that are waiting for me
I wanna live my life like that, I wanna live my life like that,

I’m gonna soak in every second,
Chase every crazy imperfection
Do what I want with no regrets’n – and go against the grain,
Bend the rules, and step outside
Scream out loud “the world is mine”
Let out the man I keep inside
And do everything I say.

One day when everything gets too much
Every time this three ring circus tries to keep us down
You gotta get up and make it - make it

Chorus

+ My Way Home

Performed by North Easton

Same old ghost in my arms, I can’t let go
Straight through the dark
All those plans staring at my heart

And lately,
Everything is crazy,
And all I know is changing,
To more than I can hold
Ain’t it funny, that I, can’t find my way home.

And I, I can find,
Every road I left behind,
And all the stones turned over in my life
In my life … I can find

And lately,
Everything is crazy,
And all I know is changing,
To more than I can hold,
Ain’t it funny, that I, can’t find my way home.

I can’t break this,
It hurts me hard to take this
It hurts me hard to take this,
but I know,
There’s more for me to hold
When I find my way home.

+ Living Out Loud

Performed by North Easton

I drink my coffee black,
I drive my car too fast,
I say what’s on my mind
And nothing’s gonna change that
I like to stay out late,
Spend money I can’t save,
I sleep away the day.
And nothing’s gonna change that

Don’t tell me what to think,
don’t tell me what to say,
don’t tell me you don’t tell yourself -
that you don’t like the way - I am ….

Chorus

I’ll be living out loud, I'm living out loud,
Living out loud enough for you to hear me.
I’ll be living out loud, I'm living out loud,
Living out loud enough for you to hear me.

I love my tv screen,
My ripped and faded jeans,
My heart is on my sleeve and nothings gonna change that,
I know I want too much,
I always push my luck,
Man I don't give a fuck
And nothings gonna change that

Don’t tell me what to think,
don’t tell me what to say,
don’t tell me you don’t tell yourself -
that you don’t like the way - I am ….

Chorus

Nothings gonna change that.

CHORUS

CHORUS

+ Anyway

Performed by Mikalyn Hay

Give me a second of silence
a moment to take in the hurt
Leave me alone
With your sticks and your stones
Nothing can hit you like somebody words
Nothing can hit you like words

Everything you say, don’t want to hear it
Everything you say, don't really feel it,
I don’t wanna waste another day, another second,
Anyway

Tell me where you got the dagger,
the one that you left in my back
it’s not the truth, but does that really matter
All of the damage that you can’t erase,
when you can’t see the look on my face

Everything you say, don’t want to hear it
Everything you say, don't really feel it,
I don’t wanna waste another day, another second,
Anyway

No you won’t back down, when I call you out,
No you won’t back down …
Anyway

Everything you say, don’t want to hear it
Everything you say, don't really feel it,
I don’t wanna waste another day, another second,
Anyway
Everything you say, don’t want to hear it
Everything you say, don't really feel it,
I don’t wanna waste another day, another second,
Anyway

Cause you won’t back down, when I call you out,
No you won’t back down

Anyway

+ In Over My Head

Performed by Kelly Heeley

I saw it coming, but I couldn’t turn
I didn’t touch the fire, but I still got burned,
Oh you’re a slow flame, all over my skin,
Your world is wide open, but you won’t let me in,
I’m falling for your love,
and everyday I never seem to get enough
I’m falling, come pick me up
I’m in too deep I’m drowning in your love

CHORUS

And you still got me in over my head
I need your love, I need your love
And you still got me in over my head
In over my head again

You’re like a tight wire up the sky
I really want to reach you but you’re too damn high,
You got this hold on me that is pulling me down,
And you smile and I crash into the ground.
I’m falling for your love,
and everyday I never seem to get enough
I’m falling, come pick me up
I’m in too deep I’m drowning in your love

CHORUS

And every time I try to say it,
it gets so complicated,
and I carried away -
But I’m gonna love you anyway

And you still got me in over my head
I need your love, I need your love
And you still got me in over my head
I need your love, I need your love
And you still got me in over my head
I need your love, I need your love
And you still got me in over my head
In over my head again …

+ Have A Little Faith

Performed by Carlos Morgan

And the hardest part of,
living through this moment,
is the wreckage left behind.

Going ‘round in circles,
every second hurts so much,
there’s nowhere left to hide.

And all this pain, I throw away,
What happens now…

CHORUS

It takes a little faith to get back up
It takes a little heart to let you love
yourself inside
It takes a little time to just let go,
Open up your eyes and then you’ll know
It’ll be alright,
If you have a little faith.

And the hardest part of,
holding on for too long,
Is the truth I never face.

And the only reason, that I keep falling,
it’s so damn hard to change.

And all this pain, I throw away,
What happens now.

CHORUS

Save me from this complicated life

CHORUS

+ What Are We Fighting For

Performed by Rosanne Baker Thornley and North Easton

You left this morning, didn't wake me up
I could hear your spoon in that coffee cup
And all the same, things have changed,
What are we fighting for.

I could hear your tears through the bedroom door,
Feel the words from the night before,
All that’s left, has all been said,
What are we fighting for.

And all these memories,
Are calling out right in front of me,
And all these memories,
What are we fighting for.

The perfect life in the picture frames
Are holding on to the better days,
If all it takes, is one mistake,
What are we fighting for.

And all these memories
Are calling out right in front of me,
And all these memories,
What are we fighting for.

Every time you feel like falling, I’m hanging on,
Every time you feel like falling, I’m hanging on,
Every broken thought, we left behind,
the time we lost, the hurt inside, the lines we crossed,
For everything, keep hanging on.
Hanging on, hanging on

All these memories ...
What are we fighting for.

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"As a producer with several projects on the go
at any given time, I have found it invaluable to have Rosanne and North as my go-to songwriters.
They are able to help dial in a song that needs tweaking or write a quality song targeted
to a specific artist or project."

— Paul Milner, Producer

 

"A collaboration team with strong history and predictably a bright future."

James Linderman, Berklee Music
 

"Turn. A very cool, artful song,
well-written and well-performed."

— Bob Ezrin, Producer
 

"Power Duo."

— Mark Kelso, Drummer

 

"Rosanne and North composed a song that captured the essence, message and feel of my project. I was blown away. As I listened,
all I could do was weep."

— Trent Bell,  “The Reflect Project"

 

"Once again, I'm blown away by your work."

— Rob Wells, Producer

 

“The energy Rosanne and North
exude is contagious."

— Michael Hay, Artist Parent

 

"Rosanne and North nurture and guide
the creative journey for the artist."

— Arlene Heeley, Artist Parent

 

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The Power of Two

 

North Easton
Singer. Songwriter. Performer. 

Stage. TV. Radio. 
Lead Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter - “Garrity” -  7 radio releases ,
4 videos. Albums : “Carve a Hole in the Mud” “A Day Away” Garrity; “Christopher Chringle” North Easton “A World of Quiet Talk” “Christmas Lights” My Favourite Tragedy
Indie Album of the year 2001, West coast Songwriters
Winner 2010, Big Money Shot winner 2010, Songwars Runner Up 2010, NSAI honorable mention 2011, Song of the Year.com 2013 (Country Category)
Current -  Regional Coordinator of the Songwriters Association of Canada, Ottawa Chapter.              
Oct.2016 Album Release : "One of the Lucky Ones" - North Easton Solo Project - Single / Video "Change"
Lead Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter - "My Favourite Tragedy" (MFT).  THE COLLABOR8TORS - A Canadian Songwriting Initiative - Founding Member  
Ottawa Curator - The Acoustic Guitar Project
International Songwriting Competition 2014, Semi Finalist “TURN” International Songwriting Competition 2015 Finalist "LOVE LIKE THAT"; Placements - Feature Film “Thirteen Downs”; TV “Found”;“The Texting Song” in US syndicated TBN “American Dad”. 2016 Songwriters Association of Canada 4x4 Songwriting Challenge : Mentor         
Songs recorded by Canadian and International artists

Rosanne Baker Thornley
Singer. Songwriter. Performer. 

Stage. TV. Radio.
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter - “Marais” ensemble,  Paris, France
Extensively toured Canadian Festival circuit as a solo artist
Lead Singer, Songwriter - “Daystar”, “Bakersmith”, “Niteskool”
Self titled album “Courage” (SONY) - 3 radio releases, 1 video
Staff Songwriter position offered with SONY / ATV Publishing
Represented Canada at the US New Music Seminars, NYC
"New Talent Award" (FACTOR) The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records  
Current - Founded and spearheading “THE COLLABOR8TORS” - A Canadian Songwriting Initiative                                                     Toronto Curator - The Acoustic Guitar Project - A Global Songwriting Initiative
International Songwriting Competition 2014, Semi Finalist “TURN" International Songwriting Competition 2015 Finalist "LOVE LIKE THAT"                                                                                            2016 Songwriters Association of Canada 4x4 Songwriting Challenge : Mentor
Songs recorded by Canadian and International artists

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Johnny Simmen, Producer



The ears and the instinct, Johnny Simmen is our producer and mixer. An invaluable part of our team, he has an intuitive grasp on the dynamics of what is needed in a song, and what is not. Johnny brings a diverse skill set to our projects and leverages more than a decade of experience on both sides of the glass as producer, as well as songwriter / artist / multi-instrumentalist. With a focus on bringing artists vision to life, Johnny's musical instincts guide artists to where it is they want to go.






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WRITING  WITH

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Joan Kennedy
Multiple Award Winning Country Artist

"My writing experience with Rosanne and North was spectacular. Having only worked with major records labels and publishing companies in my career, I had no idea what to expect walking in.  Rosanne & North work extremely well together and put a lot of effort into getting to know their artists. The end result is a finished product which comes from the heart.  I would highly recommend this experience to anyone in the industry”. 

Carlos Morgan
Juno Award Winning R&B Artist

"Rosanne and North are two of the most incredible songwriters I've had the pleasure and honor of writing and working with. They asked questions, listened and created a safe place for me to express my thoughts and feelings - and from that we wrote a beautiful song.. Their own music, voices, and musicianship are impeccable and it touches my heart, soul and spirit. Thank you Rosanne and North, for creating beautiful songs with me. I'm deeply grateful”. 

 

June Garber
International Touring Jazz Artist

“My experience writing with Rosanne and North was illuminating. I tend to write on my own, but the collaborative effort was much more vibrant and intense. They paid great attention to my thoughts and ideas, which made the sessions easy and fun. I am in pre-production meetings for my upcoming CD, and I know that the songs I have written with Rosanne and North will be amazing”.

 

Lyric Dubee
Revolution Rock Recording Artist

"Working with Rosanne and North is always an absolute pleasure. It is a very organic and natural experience that never fails to produce great music! Whether you come into the writing session with half a song or want to start from scratch, they are well-equipped professionals. So far, I’ve recorded, or am in the process of recording every song we’ve written together and I look forward to working with them again, and again!”.

Deanna Ouellette
Country Recording Artist

"Rosanne and North are two very talented and creative songwriters. I very much enjoyed my experience collaborating with them and making great music. It's quite interesting writing with them, as they sometimes come from completely different angles, which makes for great brainstorming and allows the creative juices to flow through the room. Rosanne and North are not just co-writers of mine, I now consider them friends”.

Kelly Heeley
Contemporary Pop Artist

“My experience with Rosanne and North was valuable, knowledgeable and enlightening. The environment they provided was tremendously welcoming and nurturing, and the writing sessions delivered outcomes I would not have been able to reach without their guidance. With their comprehensive experience, I was able to push my boundaries and comprehend what it takes to write a great  song”.

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CAPTURED ON VIDEO


RBT | NE songs performed by artists Rosanne and North are proud to be writing and working with.
Directed and filmed by North Easton.
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LEADING THE WAY TO GREAT SONGS

 

As the principal writers in each of our own recording and performing careers, we've written hundreds of songs and are able to  lead the way to meaningful, memorable, successful songs. We also provide production through to final recorded, mixed and mastered tracks. We nurture emerging artists with mentoring, coaching, in studio instrument accompaniment / vocal coaching and live performance coaching and get artists in front of their audience with strong branding, photography and video.

If you're an artist looking for a great song. We'll help you find it!  :) 

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IMAGES AND MUSIC DANCING TOE TO TOE
With hundreds of songs in their individual and collective catalogues, from "Turn" written by Rosanne and North for Trent Bell's "Reflect: Convicts Letters to their Younger Selves" to North's acronym spilling in his "The Texting Song" from TBS's 'American Dad', Rosanne Baker Thornley and North Easton are songwriters with the depth of experience and emotional aptitude to capture the power of the moment, along with the hearts of the audience.
To hear more of our catalogue, please contact us.
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Mikalyn Hay                         
Lyric Dubee
Lyric Dubee
Joan Kennedy
June Garber
June Garber
Blair Packham
Deanna Ouellette
TBS : American Dad
Turn
Suzie Vinnick
Carlos Morgan
Kelly Heeley
Kelly Heeley
Max Croft
Mia Bee
Tyler Simmens

Me WIthout You : co-write
Anyway : co-write                                       
Fifteen Feet Away : co-write
Carry Me : co-write
Drive Away : co-write
Unbroken : co-write
Under the Jacaranda Tree : co-write
Wise In The Ways of the Heart: co-write
You Don't Say That to a Cowboy: co-write
The Texting Song : sync
Reflections Photography Project
A Million Miles : co-write
Have A Little Faith : co-write
In Over My Head
Get Away : co-write
Lie After Lie : co-write
I Know : co-write
I'm Already Falling : co-write

 

Contact Us

Rosanne Baker Thornley: rbt@rbtsong.com   |   North Easton: northeaston@me.com
Representation:
Stephen Stohn: stephen.stohn@dhxmedia.com

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