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Rising Stars: Meet LynZ Wells

Today we’d like to introduce you to LynZ Wells.

Hi LynZ, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Hi everyone! Thank you Voyage LA for this opportunity. It all began in a church in Austin TX when I was four years old. I was in the kid’s choir and given a solo one Sunday. The pastor’s kid was this cute red-headed boy that I had a crush on so honestly I wanted to sing the best I could to impress him. It worked! I sang my heart out so well that the choir teacher also noticed and went up to my mom after church and said “your daughter has a gift. You should get her in vocal lessons.” So at the age of seven my mom did just that. Thru my first vocal teacher, I started singing all around Austin. I grew up singing in musical theatre productions, sing at prominent music venues & for professional and semi-professional sporting events all around TX. In High School, I starting writing songs and performing at a studio there. I worked with one producer that knew a vocal coach named Kim Wood Sandusky who has coached many celebrities. He got me an audition and I started taking vocal lessons from her my Junior year of HS. She recommended me to go to Belmont University where I got a Music Business Degree. The four years, I sang all around Nashville and grew in my writing skills by writing with some amazing songwriters. After school, I moved back to TX, formed an eight-piece band and kept performing all over Austin. I had the opportunity to record in the studio with some of Pat Greens band and musicians, as well as other amazing and talented musicians during my time in Austin. To take my career further, I moved to LA where I have been writing, recording, performing & living the dream the past few years.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think the road is what you make it! Sometimes it’s smooth and sometimes, especially in LA, there’s some potholes;). Some of the struggles are just staying motivated, not getting frustrated and finding your tribe. All of this takes time, patience and communication. As simple as it seems, it can be challenging at times but I’ve definitely overcome these things and find when you stay calm and positive and set your mind on the things you want, everything works out as it should and you attract the people and opportunities that are meant for you.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a singer/songwriter/rapper. I specialize in singing bluesy, soulful songs. I am most proud of the gift God gave me to sing and be musically inclined. It’s life-giving. What sets me apart from others is I have sparkly hair, an energetic personality and along with singing, I rap. That’s a little twist that’s fun and people don’t expect.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Oh my gosh! Honestly, I feel like there’s too many people here to mention. Of course, my parents. I mean they have been my #1 supporters and mentors and are absolutely the best. I’ve worked with so many people over the years it’s hard to mention them all bc I truly have learned so much from so many people. John Alexander for encouraging me to write songs and record in his studio in Austin. Kim Wood Sandusky, my vocal coach, was instrumental in my career in Nashville. Ray Steward an Artist Consultant who helped me with a lot in my career when I was in Austin. Tricia Battani, PK Degeddingseze and Josh Blanaru, my co-writers for a rap group named GEMMA!, have been huge cheerleaders in the industry here in LA as well as some of the most fun I’ve had collaborating on a project with. Also, my best friend Andre Cotman, the first friend I met in LA, who is an amazing saxophonist and artist that let me sing with his band around LA. Tommy Jackson, Tim Jackson, Carol and Scott Stine, Shannon Boggus, my grandparents and so so many more, I’m so grateful to all the people that have helped me along the way!

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