Fake Rock Star
By Stephanie Jorgl
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He became a published writer and poet by 18, and he scored a recording contract at
21. He went on to further ingest knowlege by working alongside Sir
George Martin in recording studios in Liverpool, while attending lectures by Brian Eno.
My album comes with an included DVD, so it is an audio album as well as a visual album. I made the DVD 100% on my Mac. All graphics, all the videos, all the audio I made everything in the comfort of my home studio, says Lynch.
Lynch produced local Liverpool bands while in England, and worked with writer/producer John Parish (best known for work with PJ Harvey). But he also acted in television commercials, and had been featured in three BBC documentaries and publications around the world before finally deciding to mastermind the MTV hit series, The Sifl & Olly Show.
Whatever An Accidental Hit
Between the first and second season of the Sifl & Olly Show, Lynch recorded a solo album called Fake Songs. During the second season of the show, which featured two original songs per daily episode, we came up short a couple of songs, explains Lynch. So I used two songs from my solo album to fill the gaps. Of all the songs from the Sifl & Olly episodes, I noticed that people reacted to United States of Whatever the most.
When the Sifl & Olly Show went off of the air, Lynch put the song onto a CD sampler. But before he knew it, his My United States of Whatever song had topped the British charts. Lynch promptly licensed the song as a single in the UK on the label Global Warming.
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