by / March 31st, 2010 /

Colm Lynch – The Village, Dublin

Since the release of his first album ‘A Whisper in a Riot’ in 2006, Colm Lynch has been on a musical mission that has brought him to all four corners of the land and beyond. Born and bred in Dun Laoghaire, Lynch honed his craft playing in the local pubs, clubs and venues from an early age. But it was the, now legendary, Sunday Session at IN, Dalkey that brought his talents to the attention of a wider audience.

The release of the critically acclaimed first album put his vocal and songwriting skills on show to the nation for the first time. It received glowing plaudits from the likes of Dave Fanning, Hotpress, The Irish Times, In Dublin and a host of other people and publications. It was Album of the Week on Larry Gogan’s 2FM Radio show. Singles released from the album got extensive airplay on national and local radio. He also won the Balcony TV Best Male Award in 2007.

His current album, being his second studio album titled: Tickety-Boo, is picking up where he left off. While more polished, it still possesses the same characteristics that made his debut such a winner. Whether in a mellow mood or just plain aggressive, the music always comes from the heart. This is plain to see when witnessed in live performances.

‘TICKETY BOO- is now available Nationwide and on iTunes. Remaining true to his philosophy that -a good song should have a strong melody and meaningful lyrics’, the ten track album features hit singles ‘It’s Coming Down’ (previously playlisted on TODAY FM and 2FM) and the RTE playlisted ‘If I was In Your Shoes’.

Anyone expecting to see a singer-songwriter soulfully whispering into a microphone should think again. This will be a fevered, rock n’ roll affair! After all, there are only two schools of thought on Colm Lynch’s music: those who are confirmed fans and those who haven’t heard him yet!

Whether playing to hundreds of people in venues like Vicar St. Dublin or to a tiny audience somewhere off the beaten track, Lynch always delivers a memorable performance. Resting easy among his musical peers, Lynch has supported acts as diverse as The Blizzards, Julie Feeney, Kate Walsh, Aslan, John Power, Foy Vance and Mundy.