Lynx is a trans-identified Toronto based performer who goes by the stage name – Random Order. From reciting books of the bible in a cult to headlining pride festivals, he now tours the world advocating a sense of belonging and a “be who you are” attitude. His signature sound evolved through many late nights of watching Twin Peaks, James Bond and Tarantino films injecting more than a hint of subversiveness into the sexy soundscapes of dangerous spy movies.
Name: Lynx – Random Order
Genre: electro, surf, pop
Founded: solo: 2016
# of Albums: 3
Latest Release: Feb 25th 2019
Latest Single: Shame Shame Shame
Latest Video: Black Lipstick Kiss [ Lov3mix ]
Favourite band as a teenager:
The Beatles – they taught me and Dave Grohl how to sing & play guitar 😉 It wasn’t easy. I think I may have even had the same “Beatles Complete Chord Songbook” as Dave.
Favourite band now:
Prince, I will always admire him. I await someone to step up to that plate. The versatility, the incredibly huge catalog of music, playing with gender norms and his badass attitude. Janelle Monae is a close second.
Guilty Pleasure Song:
Shake It Off. Taylor Swift is the master of taking trashy magazine blurb rumors about herself and putting them into a great relatable song.
Live Show Ritual:
I like to keep the day of a show free. Relaxed, focused and thankful that I have this opportunity to connect with people. I never rehearse the day of a show.
Favourite local artist:
Suzanne Nuttall. Her song Trophy Wife (Your Body Doesn’t Lie) will always give me the chills.
Sneaky Dee’s nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?
Queen or College St?
Ah that’s a tough one they’re both so different. I’d say Queen because I’ve played a lot of clubs there, however Sneaky Dee’s just sayin’.
Trinity Bellwoods or High Park, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?
EP or LP?
I’m going for singles now and a virtual 45 inch record.
Early bird or night owl?
Both I stay up late and wake up early and sometimes I go in early and wake up late.
Road or studio?
I absolutely love the studio because of the clarity and possibility of perfection. I’m very self-critical in the studio. Nothing beats performing though. That’s when I’m truly connected with the audience and it’s the only time I’m completely in the moment. Absolutely present. I also really love to travel. I’ve on occasion performed at music festivals based on a location I’ve always wanted to go to.
Swiss Chalet or Roti?
Roti… mmmm curry.
Where can we follow you?
Any shows or albums coming up?
May 17th I’ll be performing at Kings & Classics drag show at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. 10:30pm Tix @ the box office – 12 Alexander St.