Simon Lunche

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Similar Artists: John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, Harry Styles

After being influenced by a solo performance of Eric Clapton’s at age five, Berkeley, California, singer-songwriter Simon Lunche developed a precocious knack for the guitar. At age thirteen he became the youngest ever to be endorsed by Gibson, but his true voice on the instrument was found in later teen years while playing his cherished 1956 Stratocaster. 

Simon Lunche has packed a near lifetime of musical experience into just 21 years. As the creative force behind former Bay Area-based indie act, The Blondies, he wrote and produced the band’s entire catalog and made his name as a captivating live performer. Having spent the last decade as a frontman, Lunche now delivers a solo debut that brings a powerful new depth and dynamic vision to his artistry.

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“Red Delicious”
Release Date: July 13, 2020
Simon Lunche - Red Delicious Single Art

Independent recording artist Simon Lunche announces the release of “Red Delicious” on July 13. It’s the first of two singles preceding the release of his upcoming LP Never Knew The Night due out September 25.  Both a sweet soliloquy to loneliness, and a seductive summer’s eve daydream, “Red Delicious” draws the listener into a ripe world full of longing, romance, and innocence.

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After being influenced by a solo performance of Eric Clapton’s at age five, Berkeley, California, singer-songwriter Simon Lunche developed a precocious knack for the guitar. At age thirteen he became the youngest ever to be endorsed by Gibson, but his true voice on the instrument was found in later teen years while playing his cherished 1956 Stratocaster. 

Simon Lunche has packed a near lifetime of musical experience into just 21 years. As the creative force behind former Bay Area-based indie act, The Blondies, he wrote and produced the band's entire catalog and made his name as a captivating live performer. Having spent the last decade as a frontman, Lunche now delivers a solo debut that brings a powerful new depth and dynamic vision to his artistry.

Formed when Lunche was nine years old, The Blondies released their acclaimed album Just Another Evening in June 2016 and toured the western US right around the time of his high school graduation. While several of the older band members decided to focus on finishing college, Lunche was determined to pursue music full time. Despite fully writing The Blondies four LPs, he quickly found that working as a solo artist added a greater degree of creative freedom and sparked an unexpected evolution in his sound.

Switching from rhythm to lead guitarist on his solo project, Lunche composed a song and subsequent guitar melody that inspired multi-Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Reitzas (Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, The Weeknd) to quickly join his creative company. While mixing with Reitzas, Lunche met Sean Hurley (John Mayer bassist) who also became a trusted partner in the production of his upcoming album. Lunche's seductive vocals and emotive guitar playing propel the music forward into a budding world of passion and romance. Rounding it out is Sean Hurley (bass), drums from Aaron Sterling (Harry Styles, Maren Morris, John Mayer),  backing vocals from Tiffany Palmer (John Mayer), Brandon Winbush (Tori Kelly, Justin Bieber) and Briana Lee (Elvis Costello) effectively sealing the deal on a brand of music that Lunche acknowledges as "soul-pop.”

Lunche’s passion, dedication, and drive culminate into an uncanny ability to access the authentic human struggle for feeling, connection, love, and loss. Simon Lunche will release his upcoming album, Never Knew the Night, on August 21. 

PopMatters

"Soulful singer-songwriter Simon Lunche's 'Cherry Wine' is a sweet and sumptuous jazz tinged single...with guitar skills far beyond his age"

Jonathan Frahm, PopMatters

"Voice baked between a rich stack of guitar, a neck nuzzle of intimacy, skin soft and flaky, flows down the eardrums replenishing the well of romance. He's a dazling crooner, bringing his listeners to their knees, with a penchant for stinging guitars"

Jason Scott, B-Sides & Badlands

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