Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles is cited by everyone from Beck to Regina Spektor as a major inspiration. His open mic nights in New York became legendary and he continues them in his new home of Edinburgh, where he has also performed acclaimed comedy shows as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has released six albums over 20 years.
Praise for Lach
"Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow,stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution." - New York Times
"Lach is incredibly bright, he's influential, he's funny, he's smart, and he's got his own, sort of, counter-culture charm. A very intelligent songwriter, funny, poetic. He became part of New York folklore." - Suzanne Vega
"The roots of modern songwriting: Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The New York Dolls, Nick Drake and Lach!" - Timeout London
"He's a street-corner ambassador. Lach is beat. He's a ringmaster. He's a poet's poet." - Michelle Shocked