Boyzone’s Shane Lynch selling Skype calls for £50 to fund new solo album

The singer is also offering the chance to attend a 'day at the races' with the star for £200

Boyzone member Shane Lynch has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for his next solo album release.

The singer, whose band last released an album in 2013 in the form of ‘BZ20’, has taken to PledgeMusic, offering a number of exclusive products and incentives for fans to financially back the project.

The items on offer include a signed CD for £18, a personalised video message for £45, a fifteen minute-long Skype chat with the star for £50, the chance to hang out with Lynch in the studio for £150 and a ‘day at the races’ with Lynch in return for £200 pledged. Meanwhile, signed guitars are up for grabs at £1,500 and £7,000 will pay for Lynch to perform a private set at a fan’s house.


A source recently told The Sun that the boy band’s label Warner have refused to fund Lynch’s LP: “Boyzone have a four-album deal but the label’s support does not extend to Shane’s album.”

Meanwhile, Boyzone singer Ronan Keating was recently involved in an altercation with The Charlatans after the band’s guitarist allegedly heckled him during one of his live performances. Keating was performing live at a private music industry event, where the indie band were also in attendance.

Guitarist Mark Collins is said to have offended Keating by shouting ‘you’re shit’ during his set. The pair later “squared up to each other”, with a source adding: “It was all a bit embarrassing. Mark thought he was having a laugh but Ronan went and spoke to him. It looked like they were really angry. Luckily in the morning they could see the funny side of it.”

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess seemed to confirm the story via Twitter, posting the caption: “Sometimes it’s best, when you say nothing at all ; )”.