Appears on: Dancing in the Streets
American Idol Michael Lynche is a new breed of soul singer with completely classic influences. Traces of Donny Hathaway, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Sam Cooke, and James Brown all seem to flash in this uniquely talented performer. “Big Mike” – as he was known while winning over the hearts of a nation during his stint on American Idol – has talent so versatile he’s played intimate jazz & blues clubs, 20,000 seat arenas, and opera halls with 100-piece orchestras backing him. Through it all Big Mike has always had one singular goal: to spread a message of love wherever he goes.
A New York City resident for the last 10 years, this Florida native rose from obscurity as a finalist on season 9 of the hit phenomenon, American Idol. After wowing millions of fans with his comforting and powerful voice and performing throughout the United States as part of the American Idol LIVE! tour, Big Mike has released two studio albums and toured as an opening act for Boyz II Men, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, and Lyfe Jennings.
Since 2012, Big Mike has been a frequent featured guest vocalist with Maestro Jeff Tyzik. Tyzik has been an incredible mentor for Michael over the years, recognizing a passion and drive in the big man that has made his own career successful. The two have spent the last two-and-a-half years collaborating on a new, sensational soul revue entitled R&B Legends. Truly a lifetime in the making, R&B Legends follows Big Mike’s journey and coming of age through soul music with songs of some of the most iconic R&B and soul singers of all time.