Lynas and the Riviera Swing release new single ‘Rhythm in My Shoes’



Lynas and the Riviera Swing have released their most recent official single, “Rhythm in My Shoes.” The track has been published concurrently with a B-side in keeping with the vinyl album tradition, this second single being titled, “Cinderella Maybe?” The two singles have a combined playing time of eight minutes and represent a round and impressive introduction to Ireland’s premier swing/jazz performers.


“Three years ago I developed a real love of the old classic swing hits of the 20th century,” writes John Lynas, “and currently play with some of the best musicians Ireland has to offer, performing these songs to eager audiences. Last year I decided to compose and record music in this old swing-jazz style using old recording techniques, trying recreate the old-school sound from that era.”


Lynas and the Riviera Swing are from County Down in Northern Ireland, though their unmistakable sound hails from elsewhere. While swing revival groups such as Royal Crown Revue and the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been playing music that hearkens back to the 1930s and ’40s, Lynas and the Riviera Swing perform the jazzier, polished tone of the ’50s and ’60s. Their name is related to the classic Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, where Chairman of the Board Frank Sinatra once led his Rat Pack to fortune and infamy.


“Lynas and the Riveria Swing” are a seven-piece crew, including drums, double bass, piano, trumpet, saxophone, trombone and guitar, all of which support the classy, stylish vocals of John Lynas, himself. Their regular trumpeter is Linley Hamilton of BBC Radio Ulster.


John Lynas, who is often billed under his stage name of Johnny Bravo, has been playing music for over 25 years. He cites as main artistic influences Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, and Frank Sinatra. He has performed in many international hotspots from Finland to Spain, Portugal to the U.S.A.


“Rhythm in My Shoes” by Lynas and the Riviera Swing is available online worldwide. Get in early.


-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer





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