Liam Lynch wears many hats in the entertainment industry. He was the creator, co-writer, musician, actor, and executive producer of Mtv's Sifl and Olly Show. The daily show ran three seasons and was ranked among Mtv's top ten shows at the time.
Lynch was one of 40 musicians chosen from around the world to study at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Lynch was not only in the Institute's first graduating class, but one of five musicians handpicked by the ex-Beatle to work on a one-on-one basis.
Lynch started young. He wrote, recorded, and produced his first album of original songs at age 15, mowing lawns to make money for studio time. By age 18, he was a published writer and poet. By the age of 21, Lynch was professionally touring, working in music publishing, and had landed recording deals with large studios in Nashville, TN. At 26 Lynch found himself working in recording studios in Liverpool with Sir George Martin and attending lectures with Brian Eno.
Lynch also works as a consultant to leading software designers in the development and testing of new technologies, from video compression to robots. Lynch worked with The Jim Henson company Creature Shop and helped develop ideas for their new motion-capture digital puppeting system.
Liam has been directing and co-writing many projects with long time friends, Tenacious D (Jack Black, Kyle Gass). Lynch won the Music Week 2002 CADS award for best International Video for his video "Tribute" which he wrote and directed. From short films, DVD sets (Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks. 5x platinum sales), documentaries, commercials, to co-writing and directing their feature length movie for New Line, "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny." Lynch has directed dozens of videos for Tenacious D including several videos that were a part of their live shows. In 2012 he directed videos for their album “Rize of The Fenix.” Besides online ads, he made videos for “Rock Is Dead,” and “Low Hanging Fruit.” Later in the year, Lynch made a video and the album art for their single “Simply Jazz.” In 2013, he collaborated on writing, directing, shooting and editing their online ads and television commercials on IFC for the bands comedy/music festival, “Festival Supreme.”
Lynch’s knack for music and comedy also led him to work with Sarah Silverman. Silverman and Lynch developed her feature film, “Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic.” Besides developing and directing the film, Lynch co-wrote songs with Silverman and performed, engineered and produced her soundtrack album. The film led Silverman to get her own Comedy Central show, “The Sarah Silverman Program.” Lynch directed an episode of the second season entitled, “Face Wars” which was the highest-ranking episode of the program to date. Lynch directed a Christmas music video for Silverman's song, "Give the Jew Girl Toys" which featured Silverman and Zach Galifianakis. Lynch and Silverman also collaborated in 2013. Lynch directed Silverman’s HBO comedy special, “We Are Miracles” which went on to win an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special" in 2014. Lynch also directed two music videos for Silverman in 2013, “Perfect Night” and “Diva.”
Lynch also writes music for television and film (Clone High, The School of Rock, Blue Mountain State, Off The Air), and has been releasing his own albums and DVDs on his own “111 Productions” label. Lynch currently has ten self released albums available on iTunes and Amazon.
Lynch scored his own radio hit in 2004 for his song, "United States of Whatever.” This led him to work with his second Beatle, Ringo Starr, who plays drums for Lynch on his album, "Fake Songs." The album went top ten in both the U.K. and Australia. Liam's homemade music video for the song was a regular on British Television and was nominated for several awards. The song, “United States of Whatever” was not just a gold record, but also a WORLD record. The song landed Lynch in the Guinness Book of World Records for the shortest song to go top ten. (One minute and twenty-six seconds.)
Since then, Lynch has worked with artists like the Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Marilyn Manson, Weird Al, Tenacious D, Fred Armisen, and Zach Galifianakis. He created a surreal documentary on the band "The Eagles of Death Metal", (on DVD, “DVD by Sexy”). He continues working with long time collaborators Queens of the Stone Age, creating videos (Burn the Witch, Sick Sick Sick, Battery Acid, I’m Designer) as well as online comedy content for the band.
Lynch did all the album art for Them Crooked Vultures (John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme) as well as all their online videos. He also spent three months in the studio with the band and shot a documentary of the three musicians writing and recording the album. Though the documentary wasn’t released, a clip of it went viral on youtube. “Fresh Pots” is a scene Lynch created of Dave Grohl’s hyperactive coffee addiction. The video has received millions of views.
Liam Lynch’s personal work, outside of his professional collaborations with other artists, has gained him notoriety as well. His homemade, DIY, home movies have also become viral hits on YouTube. Lynch made one of the first video podcasts on iTunes and has been podcasting since 2005. His podcast, “Lynchland” has spawned viral hits like “Drinking Out Of Cups”, (which has received over 30,000,000 views) and “Wilkinson’s Family Restaurant” which has aired on television as well as on all Virgin America Flights. Many of his home made videos have been aired on television and continue to gain new fans and viewers. Among his homebrewed creations are his alter-ego, sci fi, android rock group, “The Sweet Electric.” Lynch is all members of the band and has released two full albums as them on iTunes and Amazon. Lynch is now focused on his YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/heyliam) and partnered his adspace with Machinima. Lynch is also producing episodes of “The Adventures of The Sweet Electric” for The Nerdist Channel (www.youtube.com/Nerdist). Lynch has produced several brand new episodes of Sifl and Olly for both The Nerdist Channel as well as Machinima. Lynch’s YouTube video “Tiger Train” was selected by YouTube and Dreamworks to be highlighted as an example of “the best of YouTube” on their new network, “YouTube Nation.”
Lynch has froliced in the gray area between television and the internet for over ten years and as the two are now merging, the demand for his experience has multiplied. He’s proven he can have success in both.
Although he's a nerdy insomniac that rarely leaves his home studio and five cats, he's been featured in magazines from Time, Wired, Spin, NME, to Rolling Stone.