River Lynch and The Spiritmakers / Bio

"Life's too short baby take a shot" words River Lynch wrote, sings and lives by.

After dropping out of college, singer-songwriter River Lynch got to work on his career as a solo act. Playing shows in and around upstate New York for the last several years. "They can't teach songwriting in school" states River, "You must be blessed with the ability to write and disciplined enough to see it through". After impressing audiences with his outstanding songwriting and powerful acoustic performances, River decided it was finally time to go electric. In 2015, he joined together with some local Rochesterian friends that shared the same energetic love for rock & roll.

Introducing...River Lynch & The Spiritmakers. Tim Leverett, drums, and Schuyler Skuse, bass, brought the rhythm section that would drive River's original songs to their explosive potential.​ The band have found a timeless sound that incorporates their vintage influences while remaining fresh for the modern world. With the help of Doug Zogby, guitar/audio engineer, the songs were injected with vibrancy and brought to life. A tasteful mix of the rock & roll vibes of Tom Petty, with a modern edge comparable at times, to the sounds of Jack White and the Alabama Shakes. Wonderfully rich, bluesy, hook filled rock n' roll. The attention of even the most casual listener can be sparked by the refreshing truth that River's lyrics possess.

Following the release of River Lynch's first official EP, There Goes The Heart, the band have been impressing audiences in their hometown of Rochester NY as well as in NYC. A highlight for the band was on River's birthday (Oct. 13th) when they performed at the acclaimed music venue Rockwood Music Hall. A buzz continues to build as they grow a dedicated following. The band have been expanding their exposure nationally and worldwide with song placements on podcasts, popular music blogs and independent radio stations.

In October 2016, River's original song "All This Time" was named "Best Song Of The Month" by SongwriterUniverse.com

"I've been dreaming of the day that my songs are performed with a true rock & roll band. That day has finally come. Life just became much louder" says River Lynch.

General Info

Band Members
River Lynch - Vocals, Tim Leverett - Drums, Schuyler Skuse - Bass
Artist Name
River Lynch and The Spiritmakers
Profile Page
Other / Rock N' Roll / Singer-Songwriter

Contact Info

Rochester, NY

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