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Biography

Simon Lynge (born on 22 January 1980) is a Danish-Greenlandic singer, who was born in Holstebro, Denmark, but raised in Qaqortoq, Greenland.

His father was a theatrical performer and an accordionist who played with the Greenlandic musician Rasmus Lyberth. Lynge has said that he had no formal schooling as a child, but worked as a shepherd and hunter, living in a village of fewer than 40 residents that was an hour's boat ride from the nearest town.

As a teenager, Lynge worked as a delivery boy for a supermarket in Qaqortoq. Shortly afterwards he moved back to Denmark, where he enrolled in the Holstebro Music School to study opera, piano, drums and music theory. While in Denmark, he became part of the young Copenhagen music scene, performing his own compositions as a singer and guitarist at a range of venues. Around this time he also travelled to London, Nashville and Los Angeles to perform and write his own music.

In 2008, Lynge played a concert in the Hollywood music venue Highland Grounds and impressed the producer Matt Forger, who suggested recording his songs. Shortly afterwards, Lynge began an intensive series of recording sessions at Bright Orange Studios in Los Angeles, resulting in his debut album, The Future, which was released on the independent London-based label Lo-Max Records in 2010.

Lynge usually performs live with the multi-instrumentalist Richard Lobb, with whom he wrote the song "London Town" on his debut album. Lynge's larger concerts have also seen him accompanied by a full string section.

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