With her background in kitchen design, administration, deaf awareness, software testing and GPO telephony, Lynn Murrell would not appear to be an obvious radio presenter.
She is best known as half of the Almanzora Valley’s Posh & Becks, the external hard drive of Geoff Murrell, a Gold Medal Olympian in synchronized tea-drinking and creator of topical and observational verse.
However, as well as the ideal face for radio, Lynn has a surprising and far reaching love and knowledge of music.
Lynn’s childhood had a soundtrack of light classical music, Elvis Presley and Val Doonican. She discovered Paul Simon, James Taylor and Don Williams via the radio and TV at home. Radio 1 and the independent local radio station provided a solid grounding in mainstream pop music and she broadened her horizons to enjoy Led Zepelin, The Moody Blues, Dire Straits, Ian Dury, Martin Carthy, John Martin, Rainbow and Paul Carrack through a gently mis-spent youth.
The Kinks, Youssou N’Dour, Crowded House, Ella Fitzgerald, Lee Ann Womack and Counting Crows have been added to Lynn’s favorites over the years, and she is always happy to be introduced to new musical experiences.
Being a writer, Lynn loves a good lyric, an all time favorite being “pretty women out walking with gorillas down my street!” She is a closet Gilbert and Sullivan fan and has a soft spot for Toby Keith, Tom Lehrer and Noel Coward. She is also a sucker for a good colliery brass band, hard core flamenco and mariachi music.