Lynch, Bruce

Born in 1948 in New Zealand, Bruce Lynch arrived in the UK in the mid-1970's. He became a commercially successful and session musician, touring extensively with Cat Stevens. He also appeared on six of his albums. His wife Suzanne Lynch sang backing vocals for much of this time. He also recorded on two albums for Richard Thompson, and an album with Rick Wakeman.

In 1975, he was recruited as a session player for Kate's demos paid for by David Gilmour. He played bass on Kate's Saxophone Song.

Returning to New Zealand in 1981, he started arranging and orchestrating for New Zealand television and jazz ensembles. He later became a record producer, producing, amongst others, Kiri te Kanawa's Maori album, and receiving two New Zealand Music Awards: in 1981 as Producer of the Year for Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos, and in 1986 as Best Producer, for 'Peking Man'.