Gabriel Lynch

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Gabriel Lynch



“Gabriel Lynch.”

Define your genre in five words or less:

“Cerebral, acoustic, lyrical, melodious.”

How long have you been gigging and writing?

“I wrote my first song when I was eight years old (a few days after I mastered the E Major chord). My first gig was a couple of years later at The Espy Front Bar… I’m 24 now, so I guess it’s been a while!”

What has been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?

“It’s hard to choose, but a highlight was a little show I did at Cafe Rosenberg in Iceland. The Icelandic people are so enthusiastic about their music, and they made me feel so welcome. It was just incredible.”

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?

“It’s not so much about the music, but I’d love to have a shouting competition with Angus and Julia Stone.”

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

“My own experiences are usually the basis for the songs I write; travelling, meeting new people, having a drink with old friends, falling in love. I try to keep it simple when I write music, and a lot the time that means keeping it close to home.”

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?

The Way I See is the first single from my new album. It will be available online via iTunes, Spotify and a handful of other retailers from June 25(with the launch show taking place at The Australian Centre of Performing Arts here in Melbourne on July 1).”

Why should everyone come and see your band?

“I think my songs make people feel good about themselves; they’re honest, accessible and at the same time, quite different to what you hear at a typical Melbourne pub. Forget electric guitars and drumkits; think acoustic instruments, strings and percussion. Lush, rich and a little bit quirky.”