The Jim Lynch Band
Ready to Rock?  All righty then!

The Jim Lynch Band is an exciting combo of five rockin’ musicians who shake up the dance floors everywhere they play their dynamic variety of Rock & Roll, Electric Blues, and Funky Soul. They are: Jim Lynch on electric and acoustic guitars and lead vocals; Terry Finneran on keyboards, harmonica, sax, flute, and lead & backing vocals; Mike Shoaf on bass guitar and lead & backing vocals; Brad Hinerman on drums and backing vocals; and John Carson on saxes and flute. 

The Jim Lynch Band is the ideal fit for any occasion because they understand that each event is unique.  They can provide: the perfect CDs or live music for the dinner hour, motivatin’ CDs during their breaks, and full-out, calorie burning, live performances while they are on stage. Their dynamic and professional presentation keeps “Pullin’ ‘em back” — all of ‘em — casual music lovers and notable musicians alike!  The fans just can’t help but come back for more.

At your request, the Jim Lynch Band can bump it up a notch for special events by adding extra horns and vocalists. Just ask about the band’s options, and we will help you determine which is best suited to your event and your budget.

If you are planning a wedding, Jim Lynch takes pride in helping you plan your special day so everything will have a smooth and natural flow.  The Jim Lynch Band has, on staff, a professional make-up artist with years of experience using some of the world’s most prestigious cosmetics companies. Need a Master of Ceremonies to introduce the wedding party and make special announcements?  Jim Lynch is your best man!  You can rest assured that the Jim Lynch Band will have their gear set up and ready to go with time to spare before your guests enter the reception area.

 The Jim Lynch Band is...



Jim Lynch

Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals

 Jim began playing professionally in 1965, and has played with some of Central Ohio’s most popular bands.  He was a founding member and front man for such bands as: the original Gears, the Diplomats, the Lapse of Tyme, Tristram Shandy, the Alligators, the Dick Mackey Band, the Hipnotics, and the Lynch Mob. In 1995 Jim founded the band, the JuJu Bees. As the bandleader, lead guitar player, lead singer — and the only member of the JuJu Bees to have performed at every show from the band’s inception to July 4, 2002 — he named the band for a humorous story in his past.  Jim has also been an integral member of such bands as: the Dave Workman Blues Band, Tyler, Spittin’ Image, and McGuffey Lane, among others.  Jim is the first - and as far as we know, the only - guitar player to perform “Hang On Sloopy” with TBDBITL, the Ohio State University  Marching Band! 

Jim has recorded on major labels, played national concerts, and, while with the National Rock Opera Touring Company of Jesus Christ Superstar, toured the world.

In California in 1983, STAX recording legends Sam & Dave selected Jim as Lead Guitarist and Bandleader for the Sam & Dave Revue, a position originally held by famed STAX blues man, Steve Cropper.  After the death of Dave Prater, Jim remained with The Sam Moore Revue until 1987 as lead guitar player, bandleader, and vocalist.

Jim is privileged to have worked closely with Twyla Tarpe as co-producer, engineer, and guitarist on the recorded soundtrack for the Twyla Tharpe/Mikhail Baryshnikov International Dance Tour  which debuted in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 1993.

Jim also enjoys a long time partnership with his close friend, songwriter Charlie Bleak.  The duo Jim Lynch & Charlie Bleak consistently surprise audiences with their versatility and dynamic delivery of everything from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Ventures, to George Jones and everything in between. Charlie’s fun and haunting originals are frequent requests of everyone who has heard them.  Jim & Charlie have collaborated on numerous original songs and studio recordings.

“(Jim is) a consummate entertainer.  Funny and witty, great singer, smokin’ guitar player...consistently keeps the crowd on their feet!”  “Jim is great!  When he runs out into the crowd or jumps up on the bar during a guitar solo, the crowd goes nuts!”


The Band 

The stellar entertainers of the Jim Lynch Band have performed a wide variety of music throughout their careers at almost every kind of event you can imagine ? nightclubs, weddings, corporate and special events ? even a vocal concert at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City!

They have performed all over the US with groups as diverse as;  Chyld, Strongbow, the Eddie Polina Band, D.C. Papke, Just Another Band, the JuJu Bees (and the JuJu Bees Rhythm Revue) Barry White, Herman's Hermits, the Drifters, and more. They have opened for such acts as: the Coasters, the Four Tops, Kris Kristoferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Delbert McClinton, to name a few.

In addition to their live performance credits, they have worked on countless recordings and jingles, and have taught their crafts to hundreds of students.



  For Booking Entertainment:
  phone      614.358.1888
  toll-free    877.554.1888
  fax           614.358.2041