Lynn Fanelli

Lynn Fanelli

Vocal Performance

Lynn Fanelli was born in Manhattan, New York but moved to Los Angeles at the age of eight. She made her stage debut at five years old when her father, Vince Fanelli, asked her to sit in with his band. In that same year, at the ripe old age of five, she was heard on her father’s record release. She has been singing ever since.

Lynn has recorded and/or appeared with Kenny Loggins (Footloose), Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now), Connie Stevens (television and movie actress and singer), Pat Boone (Ain’t That a Shame), Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Delaney Bramlett (Only You Know and I Know), Heatwave (Boogie Nights), The Manhattans (Kiss and Say Goodbye), Spencer Davis (Gimme Some Lovin’), Deniece Williams (Let’s Hear It For the Boy), Blue Oyster Cult (Don’t Fear the Reaper), Oasis (Dig Out Your Soul), Jon Bon Jovi (You Give Love a Bad Name), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly and Blues Image), Bobby Kimball (Toto), and Malo (Suavecito), to name just a few.

Lynn was a staff singer with record producer Ray Ruff’s Oak Records, recording and arranging background vocals for all of their country artists. While working for Ray, she sang background vocals and created vocal arrangements for Pat Boone’s CD, Ready to Rock, among others. She has recorded with many renowned producers, among them Jim Steinman (Meatloaf), Giorgio Moroder (Blondie, Donna Summer) Jonathan Wolff (Seinfeld, Will and Grace) and David Briggs (Neil Young). Lynn’s voice has been heard on national jingles and television and movie soundtracks, such as Nickelodeon, Melrose Place, Days of Our Lives, Michelob, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Radio Disney Hit Factory, among others.

Lynn has sung at the Governor’s Ball for the Academy Awards. She was in the house band for Art Laboe’s Love Jam for a decade and a half, where she sang background vocals for many well known R&B artists. The Love Jam concerts were held all over the west coast, where they packed them in at large venues, such as The Honda Center, The Forum, Universal Amphitheater, Sports Arena, San Manuel Arena, etc. Lynn was a staple at the NAMM show for a decade, where she sang background vocals every year for the Legends of Rock concerts. Lynn performed with Jackie DeShannon for her induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of fame and was included in her recorded performance for the Grammy archives.

Lynn is currently a Vocal Instructor at Los Angeles College of Music, where she teaches Rock Ensemble, Background Vocals, Vocals for Producers and Private Lessons. She continues to do session work and live gigs concurrently.