from Tunapuna in east Trinidad, Lynch was always influenced
by the soothing sound of the steel pan, and began playing at
the tender age of 9, when his appreciation for the beautiful
art form took root. His first experience with calypso
music came when he played steel pan with ‘Tunapuna
Klondikes,’ staying with the band for three years before
moving on to “Delphoniks.”
In 1977 Lynch’s good friend Elmuse took him to play with
Witco Desperados Steel Orchestra, which was to be
the musical experience of his life. At the time
Desperadoes was led by the late Rudolph Charles with the
late great arranger Clive Bradley.
It was August 1991 when Lynch left Trinidad to ‘spread his
horizon’ in the United States, and eventually connected with New York’s ADLIB Steel Orchestra.
meeting arranger, George “G-Money” Culmer, Lynch’s musical
knowledge broadened, growing to include different genres of
music from R&B to Jazz. He put out two CDs - “Look At
Life” and “This One Is It” - inspired by his childhood, his
new-found understanding for music, and most importantly his
lovely wife Vern, who always stood by his side.
Edited by WST