After being influenced by a solo performance of Eric Clapton's at age 5, 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 22 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 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 September 25th.