This week’s Women in Entertainment series focuses on VK Lynne, singer, scribe, alternative model and occasional actor. Lynne is one of those indie artists that truly personifies that title, as she listens to the beat of a different drum in following her creative passions. If she were a juggler, she would have a bowling ball, an egg, an orange and a chainsaw in the air, as her multitude of talents takes her in totally different directions.
VK Lynne has been a staple in a myriad of different musical genres for many years in Los Angeles, including singer-songwriter, country, metal, goth and alternative music. Besides her solo activities and as the lead singer for her own band, she was involved in the prog-metal band stOrk, the international symphonic metal recording project Vita Nova as well as her current project The Spider Accomplice. She was also a founding member of Eve’s Apple, a collective of professional female rock, metal, and gothic singers
In addition to her singing and musicianship, she is the writer and director for the award-winning web series, Trading on 15, and runs a boutique PR company, Little Bear Social, which specializes in helping new bands. She is also a contributing author to Image Curve literary magazine and IshTalk.com.
Lynne’s life motto is a quote from a book entitled Julie of the Wolves. It’s an old Eskimo proverb which goes: “When fear seizes, change what you are doing. Something is wrong.” “It’s easy to get into a rut and not take chances. I’ve always found it scarier to stagnate than to change,” added Lynne.
Her other favorite quote is from an executive coach named Jason Jaggard: “You’re frustrated, because you’re going 80 mph, and you know you’re a Ferrari.” Lynne says “it’s from a talk he gave in which he described the internal conundrum of overachievers who never feel self-satisfied, because they know they could be doing more. What both of these quotes remind me is that the best thing you can do is keep moving. My husband always says, ‘When in doubt, DO.’ And he’s right; I am prone to depression and self-loathing (as are many artists), but when I focus and get productive, I can weather the storm much better.”
Lynne truly personifies the quote “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Despite her many “balls in the air,” Lynne finds time to help others, including supporting her husband’s creative ventures. For more information on this amazing woman, check out her Facebook page (and the pages linked above), follow her on Twitter and Pinterest and subscribe to her YouTube channel. If you’re in need of a great publicist who truly understands musicians, or want to groove to a decidely different beat, definitely check her out.