John Lynch is a musician, songwriter, performer and recording artist.
Having worked away from home for many years as a session musician, John returned to Dublin in 2019 – and began focusing on his solo music career, writing, and performing live. Like countless other artists, however, his efforts were upended by the arrival of the global pandemic.
Undeterred, he continued writing and recording his debut album, City Stars – Released in Autumn 2021. City Stars is a collection of ten tracks about modern life in Ireland and the world, through the genre of Irish folk music.
On February 24th 2022 in support of his 2021 album City Stars. The Hot Press MIX graduate launched the album officially to a sold out show in Dublin's Sugar Club after working with Kila's Colm O' Snodaigh, Peter Eades and Larry Hogan on the project. The trio also played on the album itself. As one of the first live unrestricted post COVID gigs the show also attracted the attention of Dublin born singer songwriter Imelda May and Irish film maker Myles O’Reilly who are followers of John on social media. City Stars was recorded remotely during the March 2020 lockdown using the limited technology available and a bit of innovation.
Following a string of promising singles in 2021, John’s track, 'The Wind at Your Back' – was presented as the Hotpress magazine’s Track of the day.
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“The Wind at Your Back' further establishes John as one of the country's most promising singer-songwriters, ahead of the release of City Stars”.
Combining a contemporary touch with the spirit of the ballads he learned while growing up in Dublin, John guides the audience on an emotional journey bringing tears and laughter to every show.