On this evening edition of Joshua T. Berglan’s Morning Gratitude……
VK Lynne is a prolific BMI songwriter who has worked on a variety of musical projects in a variety of styles, published author of poetry and fiction, actor (represented by Commercial Talent and Esprit Talent ), and alternative model (represented by Alternativ Agency)
VK has written and recorded 3 full-length CD’s of material as a blues rock solo artist: The Key of V, Black Halo, and Whiskey or Water (which was recorded in Denmark with producer James Thomas (Cher, Beth Hart) in 2008). She created the critically acclaimed symphonic metal international recording project ‘Vita Nova’, which featured 13 artists from 6 different countries. Immediately after VN’s release, she joined the progressive metal band ‘stOrk’, which released its ‘Broken Pieces’, sadly, the week of its founder, Shane Gibson’s, death. Upon Shane’s passing, VK went on the front modern rock band ‘The Spider Accomplice‘, which has released 2 awarded EP’s (winner of LA Music Critic Awards’ Best Rock Band, Best Video Series, and Best EP) and toured with metal heavyweights ‘White Empress’ and ‘INSATIA’.
As a personality within the music community, VK is known as one of the founders of Eve’s Apple, a global group of professional female metal singers. The group’s goal was to foster community and cooperation between women, and the group boasted 50 women from approximately 22 nations by the time it closed its doors. Eve’s Apple’s accomplishments included releasing a compilation CD, the proceeds of which were donated entirely to Shropshire Music Foundation, and two historic performances at Belgium’s Metal Female Voices Fest. For the first time, 20 women of different nationalities, bands, and styles performed together as a group and in duos and trios in a show of solidarity and unity.
She is writer and director of the web series ‘Trading on 15’, which won in the webisode category at the 2011 Hollyshorts Film Festival, she produced and appeared in ‘Glittermortis’, an informational web series with Mary Zimmer of ‘White Empress’, and she was a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Jentel Arts Foundation residency award for her work as an author. Her novella ‘Even Solomon’ received 5-star reviews and her poetry volume ‘Crisis’ made Amazon’s Hot Sellers List.
Aside from her writing and singing activities, VK has appeared in several films, such as ‘108 Stitches’, a baseball comedy that received a national release, and ‘Quiet Riot: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back’, a documentary about the legendary seminal metal act, which was screened at Cannes Film Festival. Currently, she also performs with burlesque troupe ‘The Dollface Dames’ as ‘Pinky Dreadful’.
VK’s guitars are provided by Stagg/EMD music, and she has an artist’s arrangement with Sennheiser microphones.