You could say that Gabriel Lynch is a modern embodiment of the traditional singer-songwriter; his songs possess a great deal of sincerity and are, at times, deeply reflective. Although he is frequently armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and his own earnest baritone, Lynch – his music and his unique approach to performance – resides in a genre of his own that is far too sophisticated to be clumsily labeled as ‘folk’. Even at its most challenging, however, his songwriting nevertheless remains accessible and heartfelt with Australia’s BEAT Magazine describing it as “really lovely, really honest music with a buoyant heart” – BEAT Magazine (July, 2011). Reviewers at music blog, The Grapevine, concur and summarise his sound as “sweet, darling, sensitive and emotionally charged” – www.thegrapevinemusic.com (July, 2011).
Lynch first made waves in 2009 when he was invited to support Australian musical legends, The Whitlams, as part of their national tour. He has since has gone on to sell out his own headlining shows in cities across the globe, including Melbourne’s The Toff in Town, London’s Dublin Castle, Reykjavik’s Cafe Rosenberg, and most recently, Singapore’s Esplanade Theatres on the Bay where he enjoyed a three night commitment on the glorious outdoor amphitheatre stage.
His live shows are explosive and, often, cathartic – at times you’ll see him inviting his audiences to participate in singalongs, and at others reducing them to an otherworldly silence. After witnessing him in action, hardened music critic, Clem Bastow, plainly stated: “…a million sales await” (Inpress, April 2009).
The next twelve months see Lynch’s calendar brimming with international tour dates and festivals; all in the wake of the release of his hotly anticipated debut LP, Passerby Chorale. The album, boasting of some of Lynch’s most startling and dynamic material to date, is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2012.