Odds Like These
Brian Pincus was born in 1974 to an artistic New York family. When he reached the age of four his parents relocated the clan to Los Angeles, California, where they founded a music school (The Beverly Hills Guitar Workshop) and began working in the live promotions area of the music industry. Theirs was a musical home with guitars, a piano and a who's who list of musicians filing through their door year-round. With encouragement from his family, at the age of six Brian began learning the guitar. Often his singer/songwriter parents would invite him to observe and contribute to original projects around the house, and there were always professional musicians available to give Brian pointers along the way. As Brian grew older, his repertoire of instruments grew to include piano and bass. It was the CD release of The Beatles' "Sergeant Peppers" in the mid-eighties that cemented Brian's ambition to follow in his parents' footsteps and become a serious musician. He began composing, arranging and recording his own material in the family recording studio. Over time, Brian's musical influences continued to expand to include such artists as Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, The Police/Sting, Jack Johnson, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Taylor, Sly & The Family Stone, Joni Mitchell, The Who, Bill Withers and Bob Marley, among others. He also began to play alongside some of the musicians that his parents worked with. Brian's current musical journey is with his latest band known simply as Pincus. The group includes Brian on rhythm guitar and vocals, Tom Kolb on lead guitar, Chris Haller on bass, Bob Emmet on keyboards and Kenny Altbush on drums. Together they have emerged as a popular live act at such famous Hollywood music venues as The Joint, Genghis Cohen, as well as Molly Malone's, and have been known to fill the house any day of the week. They have been written up in such publications as The Beverly Hills Weekly, and have been enjoying the success of their debut album Odds Like These. The CD is a collection of accounts and personal experiences and was recorded with musicians who have worked with such artists as Prince, David Sanborn, Savage Garden, Belinda Carlisle, and LeAnn Rimes. Tracks from Odds Like These have been on regular rotation on several internet radio stations, have received an Honor Award from The Great American Song Contest, and "Kimberly" ranked #14 of new songs of 2007 by Kick Radio. Brian says of his compositions, "I am a fan of music that is more substantive in both lyric and melody, and I strive to create songs that fit that description." The album features twelve pop-rock songs-eleven originals (four of which were co-written with his brother, Scott Levine) and one cover-and features lyrics that are both refreshing and meaningful, while inviting you to sing along. The Pincus album Odds Like These can be found at CD Baby, Amazon, and on iTunes.