Lynn Olagundoye

Lynn Olagundoye

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"Calgary's Lynn Olagundoye is a flawless, undiscovered and world class singer...Ms. O and her band are pure magic!"-Winnipeg Free Press --- Smokey smooth soul/r&b vocalist with a fresh sound that incorporates elements of funk, jazz, blues, rock, afrobeat, reggae, and pop.

Biography

Lynn is a 26 year-old singer from Calgary with a voice that blends smooth r&b and soul with compelling lyrics and a fresh sound that incorporates funk, jazz, afrobeat, reggae, and old-school pop influences.

Her obvious gift for melody and harmony and her natural ability as a lyricist attracted the attention of Winnipeg-based Absurd Machine Records. She quickly penned a dozen songs and took them in to the studio. The resulting CD 'Africa Violet' was released on Absurd Machine Records in March of 2006 to rave reviews from the media.

'Africa Violet' received steady airplay on CBC, peaked at #1 on CJSW in Calgary, #3 on CIUT in Toronto, #12 on CKUA, and charted in the top 30 on many other campus radio stations across the country during the fall of 2006, including Ottawa, Victoria, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kingston, Montreal, St. John's, Thunderbay and Saskatoon.

Since the release of ‘Africa Violet’ Lynn has performed for audiences all over western Canada and has shared the stage with international recording artists:

The Blind Boys of Alabama
King Sunny Ade
Josh Groban
Bill Bourne
Marcia Griffiths
K'naan
Hayley Sales
Tanya Tagaq
Lagbaja
Mishka
Mikey Dangerous
Steel
and many others.

Lynn is currently back in the studio working on her follow-up CD, which slated for release in summer 2009. For more information, visit her website at www.africaviolet.ca.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:

2009 New Calgary Jazz Festival -- opening for King Sunny Ade
2009 Calgary Lilac Festival
2009 Calgary 'Acoustic Soul' -- headliner (SOLD-OUT)
2008 Calgary Reggae Festival ‘Reggae Summit’ (SOLD-OUT)
2008 JunoFest Showcase (SOLD-OUT)
2007/2008 City of Calgary‘s ‘Bright Night’ New Years Eve
2007 Canada Day (Prince’s Island Park Mainstage)
2007 JazzFest International (Victoria) -- opening for the Blind Boys of Alabama
2007 Mountain Beats Festival (Revelstoke)
2007 New Calgary Jazz Festival (SOLD-OUT)
2007 Big Rock ‘Eddies’ (Calgary)
2007 Alberta Sessions (Calgary)
2006 Western Canadian Music Awards (Winnipeg)
2006 C-JAZZ Festival (Calgary)
2006 Afrikadey! (Calgary)
2006 Komasket Music Festival (Okanagan)
2006 NeXtFest (Edmonton)

Discography

Lynn Olagundoye:

TBA 2009 - untitled Acoustic EP
2006 - Africa Violet (Absurd Machine Records)

with Dragon Fli Empire / Cadence Weapon:

2008 - Outside Inn (Single from the Intermission EP)

with Guerrilla Funk Monster:

2004 - Bomb (Absurd Machine Records)
2002 - Triptophonic (Absurd Machine Records)

Set List

ORIGINALS:

Beautiful
Gotta Move
Sunkissed
How Sweet It Is
It's Funny
Fly With Me
How you gonna Live (Without My Love)
Runnin
Too Bad
Get Down
She Cries
Heaven
Mercy Me
Somethin
Goodbye
I Try
What's a Girl to Do?
Groove Again
Tired of Tryin
The Struggle
Something About You
Please Don't Tell Me
Guilty Pleasure
Flawed Perfection
Tell Me
Feet Don't Fail Me
Blue Mountains
Goodbye
Whatever you want
Free Your Mind
Gonna Be
Now I'm Gone

COVERS:

Erykah Badu - Back in the Day
Erykah Badu - On and On
India Arie - Video
India Arie - The Truth
Lauryn Hill - Jerusalem
P-Funk - Cosmic Slop
P-Funk - All Your Goodies are Gone
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley - Wait In Vain
Bob Marley - Want More
Sly & the Family Stone - If You Want Me to Stay
Sade - The Sweetest Taboo
Maxwell - Ascension
Damian Marley - We're Gonna Make It
Donald Byrd - Think Twice
Ben Harper - Shall Not Walk Alone
Curtis Mayfield - Mo