Chrystal Lynch

Chrystal Lynch

BandR&BSoul

We are true to music. Whether it's a driving blues, a subtle earthy string piece with haunting vocals or a fun gypsie dance track, we live for creating real and interesting melodies harmonies arrangements and the cohesiveness of the bands sound reflects this unified goal to make really awesome music

Biography

Recently relocated to the Gold Coast after doing time in Northern NSW
and Melbourne, Chrystal Lynch is already making waves on the GC music
scene to which she brings an old-school stack of style and class this
city has been thirsty for...

Chrystal is a prolific songwriter and an accomplished vocalist,
guitarist, pianist and an incredible arranger of her own music.
Inspired by many jazz and soul greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha
Franklin, Michael J, this woman writes music that
harks all the way back to Motown and will take you on a journey
through decades of funk soul and reggae and leave you in the present
with a hope that all that is pure and true of music is not yet lost.

A woman of great soul and strength and a spiritual quester, Chrystal
is true to her name, and her soul and spirit channel her amazing
music.... Chrystal has an astounding vocal range and control, and a
jazz timbre which could melt himalayan peaks, lyrics that touch you in
the deepest places, and a talent for groove which gives her music feet
and wings. She is a perfectionist arranger and composer of
multi-layered harmonies, horn sections, keys, guitars, bass and drums
with a James Brown edge for leading a band.

Chrystal's debut album encompassing many years of work is set for
release early next year and fans across Australia await with bated
breath to hear the musical love child of this amazing mama and the
many amazing musicians from the Gold Coast to Melbourne who have
touched it with their own musical magic.

Lyrics

BLUES FOR BEN WHATEVER

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

I saw you,you’d already seen me
I loved you at first sight boy
You said this girls killing me
And you offered me a cup of organic black tea
And you went fishing

Didn’t catch a thing out there
You’d already pulled me
Got your hook caught in my hair
Didn’t even have to fool me
And I spent the night with you and I was so happy to be with Ben Whatever

But it’s all over now cause you’re letting me walk I couldn’t believe it
You just said “I’m goin now”

And you said it’s only fair, I won’t love you elsewhere outside this holiday romance
But you were so wrong I can’t breathe
I want you hear with me and to say “stay another forever”

I wished you well, didn’t think I’d see you again
But little did we know
A spell was cast and we walked right under it
But you don’t believe I could love you so we can never be
No matter what magic is worked around us you refuse to see

And you said it’s only fair
I won’t love you elsewhere outside this holiday romance
But you just didn’t have a clue you let me slip right by
And now I’m just like…wha’eva

GOODBYE AND I LOVE YOU

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

Maybe I won’t come forward
Cause maybe I don’t want this anymore
Maybe I’m not ready to let go of it
Cause maybe I’m still processing most of it

And it’s all about leaving it’s all about freedom
It’s all about saying I love you and goodbye in the same breathing

I wish you were here now cause I’m feeling strong in my word
And you would see it in my eyes and not even try to change my mind
But when you say what you see I see it too
But this is not sustainable even though I still love you

And it’s all about freedom it’s all about leaving
It’s all about saying I love you and Goodbye in the same breathing

But how am I supposed to feel free when I’m still saving my love for someone who doesn’t need to be?

And it’s Winter in here
It’s Winter in here

WHY CAN'T I TELL YOU

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

WHY CAN’T I TELL YOU? – Chrystal

Why can’t I tell you how I feel?
I see you and I just fall weak at the knees I love you
Ooo I love you I do boy
But it’s the strangest thing it’s never been this way
Been always able to tell them straight away but not you

And what’s with that look in your eyes?
You see right through me I couldn’t hide if I tried I love you
Ooo I love you I do boy
But it’s the strangest thing it’s never been this way
Been always able to tell them straight away but not you

Why can’t I tell you?
Why can’t I tell you?
Why can’t I tell you?

It seems like it just isn’t right maybe
And I can’t proceed until I get all the signs
Oh I love you I do boy
But it’s the strangest thing it’s never been this way don’t even want anybody in the bed in the meantime while I’m waiting for you
I’ll just wait for you
Oh it’s the strangest thing it’s never been this way don’t even want anybody in the bed in the meantime while I’m waiting for you
I’ll just wait for you

I’ll wait for you
I’m waiting for you boy,
I’ll wait for you
I’m waiting for you boy
I’ll wait for you
I’m waiting for you boy

Why can’t I tell you?

YOU DESERVE MY RESPECT I DESERVE YOUR LOVE

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

You deserve my respect and I deserve your love
And that is something I sometimes forget and fuck does that make life hard
And I'm sorry for my sins and I can't imagine how hard it's been
Living with a girl so insecure and loving the woman inside for sure
And you take it all and just give more you that strong man of mine

You deserve my highest bet and I deserve your love
And you do so many things I just don't expect that make our life much easier
And I don't intend to go back there back to that place of fear and loathing over there
Yeah it's fading but I can still see it's tracks
And you walk me so proudly away from it's grasp you that strong man of mine.
You are so strong inside.

YOU'RE BEHIND MY EYES

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

I love you you support me you adore me
You make me look as though I’ve just been in a salon for 6 hours
My eyes are shining my lips are full I haven’t even had a shower
And I’m floating above it all
People come up to me they’re wide eyed big smiled
My reflections are as clear as a bell

You take time when you talk to me and I never feel rushed cause you listen to me
And you’re all that I’ve ever wanted to be with
Don’t you change your style for me cause it’s sweet
And you take me by surprise each time

And you’re behind my eyes
You’re behind my eyes
You’re behind my eyes

I miss you when you go away but I can’t go away with you because it’s not right for me
No it’s not right for me
I have to stay here in the city and play in my own dreams

But how will I know how to go about it?
How will I know how to go about it?
Is it the way it appears in my sleep?

You’re behind my eyes, you’re behind my eyes
You’re behind my eyes, you’re behind my eyes

MOON IN PISCES

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

10 days gone and I’m sweet
Expectations left me
Still wanting but not waiting
Season’s changed and it’s Spring

Overnight I became better than what I’d arranged
Simple pleasures have my attention again
So relieved of the games

My life’s so beautiful and I can feel it all
No longer sad faces rule, nothing to prove

Basking in that big bright star
Talk of shadow way out far
8pm marks an orange moon
Full in Pisces we are, full in Pisces we are

Oh my life’s so beautiful and I can feel it all
No longer sad faces rule, nothing to lose

Full moon, all I wanted to see was the full moon eclipse
But I was in yoga, yeah I I I I I was in yoga
Full moon all I wanted to see was the full moon eclipse
But I was in yoga yeah I I I I I was in yoga

I LEFT THE HOUSE TODAY

Written By: CHRYSTAL LYNCH

I left the house today,
It was hard to drag myself away from the things that remind me of us
You only left last night I can still taste the dust
Haven’t been barred since I was 16 so I guess I had it coming
I remember that pain like it was this morning,
My muscle memory never fails me

It’s not a waste I have to trust this
I have to believe it’s a necessary process of change and welcoming the new
I just wish that I could have it all and still have you
I loved the time we spent together we were so easy light as feathers
And I thought this time I could invest
And not run from you like I’ve run from all the rest

But you said “I can’t do it I am too scared and haven’t dealt yet with my past regrets
It sad yes but I have to go
No I can’t do it I am too scared and I don’t like this feeling one little bit,
It is sad yes but I have to go
I hope that we can find a new flow

Oh it feels just like the end
We’re winding it up just like you said
And one day gone and it feels like it’s never been
That last kiss didn’t cut it
Can’t believe I’m not to hold you again and again and again
Feel your feet on mine, feel your arms round me

Bye bye bye my baby, baby bye bye
Bye bye bye my baby, baby bye bye
Bye, bye bye bye my baby
Bye bye my baby, c’est la vie
C’est la vie, c’est la vie

Discography

One song taken from Triple J Unearthed - Starry Starry Night - triple j 2009
Various community radio stations around Australia play my demos waiting patiently for our debut album to be released in March 2010!! YehooOO!!!

Set List

40 minute sets. About 8 songs/set.
95% original
Great covers (usually pre - 1980) 5%