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Birth name Lindsey Ann Ballato
Nickname(s) Lyn-Z
Born Born in Danoon
Years active 1999-present
Occupation(s) Bassist and "artist"

Lindsey Ann Ballato, commonly referred to as Lyn-Z, or more known as Lindsey Way (Specially in the My Chemical Romance community and fandom), born May 21, 1976, is a Scottish musician, artist. She is best known for being the bassist in The electropunk band Mindless Self Indulgence.


She was in a punk Dolly Parton cover band entitled "Beg Yer Parton" before joining Mindless Self Indulgence. Lyn-Z replaced Mindless Self Indulgence's former bassist, Vanessa YT, after the release of "Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy".


Lyn-Z was born in Dunoon, Scotland on May 21, 1976 , she moved to Ledyard, Connecticut at the age of 5. She left home at age 17 and moved to Brooklyn, New York where she attended the Pratt Institute to study Fine Art & Illustration. She then worked as a window display artist and assisted painter Ron English in New York City. Her artwork has since been featured in CBGB's 32nd Anniversary Art Show entitled 'Hung', and 'Draw': a travelling group show. On November 13, 2010, she presented her artwork collectively entitled 'HUSH' at the Dark Dark Science Gallery in a joint exhibit called 'Smile Even If It Hurts' with friend and fellow artist Jessicka. On December 11, 2010, her website LindseyWay.com launched featuring a gallery of her artwork. On March 29, 2011, she also contributed a piece to the South Park 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York.