SEEKINGLead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.
Americana Rock / Irish Trad flair
Seeking new band members to do my material, yours if it's a fit, write new together..
London based Vinnie's TV is the vehicle for American singer songwriter Wade Lynch. Wade’s journey from Carteret, New Jersey has brought him to the UK and France, settling in Ireland. for a very productive 7 years and now back in London. His family background meant that a career in music was always on the cards. Older siblings played in bands and provided record collections for inspiration. By the time he started writing and performing himself, his knowledge of the music of artists such as Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan and Nick Drake was already in place.
The first Vinnie's TV EP ‘St Ouen’ really showcased the Americana influences that Wade had absorbed growing up. Songs such as ’Good Place Now’ and ’Idly By’ would not sound out of place on albums by the likes of Lucinda Williams.
The Grapes and Ghosts album is the sound of someone stripping away the polish of a Nashville style country sound, and finding a richer, more diverse heart that serves up the melting pot of influences that Wade has come across over the years. Cellos that echo Nick Drake, fluid electric guitar reminiscent of The Grateful Dead and wheezing accordions that bring to mind The Band, are just a few examples of these musical references. These are woven into arrangements that blend Americana rock with an Irish traditional flair. The influence of Steinbeck is there as well, with songs that tell stories of love, loss, displacement and heartache. It is a dense, multifaceted album that showcases a songwriter really hitting his stride.
Featuring a large cast of musicians from Ireland and France, half of Grapes and Ghosts was recorded in Blackwater Studios Cork and the rest in Studio Rigoles Road in Paris (second home to Vinnie's TV), during short three day bursts. Mixing and overdubbing was done at Blackwater Studios in Cork and the album was produced by BLOfish (Wade Lynch, Vinnie's TV guitarist Jacques Belghit and Duncan Ó Cleirigh from Blackwater Studios).
- Screen name:
- Wade Lynch
- Member since:
- May 15 2017
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
Gram Parsons, Allman Brothers, Dylan, Gil Scott Heron, The Band, Lucinda Williams, Joan Armatrading, Curtis Mayfield, The Allman Brothers, Manassas, Nick Drake, Harry Chapin, almost anything from the 70's, many more.....
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
2006 Amer Tele, 1975 Martin D28, 1986 Yamaha Acoustic, 1976 Fender Twin
These Walls Year: 2015 Album: Grapes & Ghosts Genre: Alternative
Americana from the full length self-release album Grapes & Ghosts Recorded in Cork
500 Miles Year: 2015 Album: Grapes & Ghosts Genre: Alternative
Americana from the grapes & Ghosts album. Lasting forever memory capturing a duet with my daughter Alex Lynch 1930 Hedy West song
The Ocean Year: 2016 Album: Photograph EP Genre: Alternative
Americana rock The Ocean with the Gil Scott Heron meets dirty guitar vibe Recorded in Cork
Good Place Now
Good Place Now Year: 2005 Album: St Ouen EP Genre: Alternative
Americana St Ouen EP recorded in Paris Original Vinnie's TV lineup. Song about getting away from America and the positive realities i faced when in Paris for the first time. Written there
State Pen Hangman
State Pen Hangman Year: 2005 Album: St Ouen EP Genre: Alternative
Americana I grew up 2 miles from Rahway State Prison where Ruben'Hurricane' Carter was visited by Dylan when i was a kid before he was transferred to Trenton State. They never had the death penalty In nJ since i can remember but alot of people I knew worked in the prison. song is a fictional musical screenplay about a death row guard who has to pull the switch on an inmate. Describes vivid details the life in a prison town..
Dead Man's Shoes
Dead Man's Shoes Year: 2015 Album: Grapes & Ghsts Genre: Alternative
Americana Grapes & Ghosts album. recorded in Cork Blackwater Studios. Song about a friend who killed himself in Paris by Drinking a bottle of whisky, bottle of anti depressants.That wasn't enough.. he filled a backpack with rocks and jumped in la Seine in freezing February. Still miss you Hermann . gros biz