Carbon 13 Lyn Smith has always written songs. Born in Liverpool, England, she sang in pubs in her home town until she joined a signed band as backup vocalist. 

imageWith them she got to tour the UK and work with some well known producers (Glen Tilbrook/Steve Levine/Wiliam Orbit…) The band split up after wriggling out of an oppressive contract and since then Lyn has chosen to avoid the corporate experience in favour of the equally challenging indie path.

The band split up after wriggling out of an oppressive contract and Lyn began to develop her own music on the London circuit. In 1999 she formed Carbon 13. The original line-up gigged for three years of preparation for a ‘live’ sounding album. 

imageAt the end of 2003 Lyn sold her home and funded the recording of  debut album "Under Your Skin" at Beethoven Street studio in London with ridiculously talented producer Mark Ralph. They finished the album the day before Christmas.

Liverpool DJ Billy Butler was the first DJ to play a track from the album in May 2003. ‘Thieves’ got a great review by the guest panel on "On the Beat".  "Summer" was played 40 times on "Storm pure rock radio" in their Rock Revolution "Best of British Unsigned" campaign. 

The Carbons are hoping to be playing at several festivals this summer.

For more information about the band please contact Lyn Smith:

tel:       01206 751611

mobile:  07798 755347


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Right: photo of Lyn performing live at The cavern Club in Liverpool – 2002