Bio

Based in beautiful Escanaba, Michigan, Phil Lynch has been writing and performing positive, piano-based "intelligent pop" for over 30 years. With a songwriting style similar to Billy Joel and a voice often compared to Randy Newman,  Phil is known for his happy onstage vibe and -- in the words of a festival organizer -- "Songs that hit your heart!  You'll find meaning in his lyrics, which are related to everyday things we all experience."

Once he and his wife Jane took up residence in Escanaba, a focus on faith and family led to a period of writing contemporary Christian songs and performing in churches throughout Michigan and in the Chicago area. 

The past 10 years have seen Phil branch out into "non-sacred" settings. He has performed both as a solo act and as leader of his jazz quartet in settings ranging from formal concerts at the Calumet Theatre to numerous clubs, festivals, receptions, even libraries. A breakthrough appearance in spring 2018 performing only his originals acted as an epiphany of sorts, that Phil should really focus on performing his own songs. Realizing that outdoor audiences need more to carry them than one guy at a piano, he assembled his backing group, the Red House Revelation, which debuted to a very positive response at the Lake Shore Live festival.

Phil loves to perform his songs and would really like to work with you and your venue to create an event especially tailored to your audience. Depending on your needs he is ready and willing to mix in some standards (Sinatra-era tunes), in which he is very well-versed, as well as newer classics like the Beatles and well-known Disney tunes.