Bruce Lynch

Bruce Lynch, (born 1948, New Zealand), is an electric and acoustic bassist, producer and arranger.

Music career

Arriving in the UK in the mid-1970s, Lynch became a commercially successful and session musician touring extensively with Cat Stevens, including Stevens’s 1976 Earth Tour as a sideman that was recorded as the album/DVD, Majikat, released in 2004; as well he appeared on six albums. His wife Suzanne Lynch sang backing vocals for much of this time. He also recorded on two albums for Richard Thompson, and an album with Rick Wakeman, as well as on Kate Bush’s debut album. While in the UK, he was also an early member of British jazz fusion band Morrissey–Mullen, together with fellow New Zealand session musician Frank Gibson, Jr. on drums.

Returning to New Zealand in 1981, he started arranging and orchestrating for New Zealand television and jazz ensembles. He later became a record producer, producing, amongst others, Kiri te Kanawa’s Maori album, and receiving two New Zealand Music Awards: in 1981 as Producer of the Year for Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos, and in 1986 as Best Producer, for Peking Man.

Bruce’s son, Andy Lynch, is also a well known guitarist. He has played with Sting and was formerly the lead guitarist for the band, Zed. He currently plays with the New Zealand band, Atlas. He also created the theme song for Power Rangers Mystic Force.

Discography

With Cat Stevens

(All albums with Cat Stevens were released by Island/A&M unless otherwise noted

  • Buddha and the Chocolate Box (1974)
  • Saturnight (Live in Tokyo) (1974) Released only in Japan)
  • Numbers (1975)
  • Majikat – Earth Tour (1976) Eagle
  • Izitso (1977)
  • Back to Earth (1978)

With others

  • The Kick Inside (1978) – Kate Bush EMI
  • Rhapsodies (1979) – Rick Wakeman A&M
  • Across a Crowded Room (1985) – Richard Thompson Polydor
  • Watching the Dark – The History of Richard Thompson (1993) – Richard Thompson
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