Veteran singer Gary Lynn gets Frank about his music career


Tapping singer Gary Lynn. Picture: Martin Kennealey d451660
Veteran singer Gary Lynn gets Frank about his music career
Tapping singer Gary Lynn. Picture: Martin Kennealey d451660

The Tapping resident regularly performs around Perth and recently shared his musical history with Community News.

“I started my career in 1960 in a small swing dance group,” he said.

“After a few years I joined a rock band, the Wanders, and performed at Hops, Stomps and various other rock ‘n’ roll dances around Perth.

“In 1964 I moved on and joined the Andre Demoller Trio, which at the time was one of the top bands in Perth and later changed the name to the Blue Dogs.

“We travelled to Sydney and recorded a single record for EMI – Wack on boy/Help me, which rose in the local charts to number 12.

“We played at various gigs around Sydney, mainly Kings Cross, and appeared on a few television shows, including The Don Lane Show.

“Eventually the group broke up in Sydney and I came back to Perth and joined a number of other bands, including the Night Beats.

“By the end of the ‘60s I thought I was too old to be in bands and left music altogether.”

Lynn met his wife Margaret in the early ‘80s and together they joined a local church choir.

“From there we were asked to join the Triune Music Society where we did Gilbert and Sullivan and other musical shows as well as doing choir work with the Perth Christian Choir,” he said.

“My wife finished her musical career after this, but I went on to appear in many big productions around Perth of famous musicals.”

In about 2000, Lynn joined the Joondalup Encore Theatre Society and Bullseye Productions, doing many musical shows around Joondalup and Wanneroo, mainly for charitable causes.

“In 2008 I started my own show, Frank Sinatra and Friends,” he said, adding that his The Swinging Years Show followed in 2011 and then he added The Musicals Show to his repertoire in 2013.

“I have done many shows since 2008 and appear in anything from an aged care facility to the Crown Casino, including cafes, restaurants, clubs, taverns, shopping centres, corporate functions, private shows, retirement homes and seniors clubs.”

Frank Sinatra and Friends tribute shows

Who: singer Gary Lynn

April 8: Dome Café, Kingsley 6-8.30pm on April 8

Table bookings: call 9309 5754

May 8: Karrinyup Shopping Centre food court, 11am-2pm

More: garylynn.net or email garylynn@live.com.au or call 0437 052 629