Where We’ve Been

While making a living, making a life with music

“The original mission of PSB Records was to identify, produce and record local independent artists and songwriters who were equally notable for their day jobs and careers as well as being talented musicians.”
Nick Binkley
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Stephen Baird

Professor of Clinical Pathology at UCSD’s School of Medicine.

Steve Baird www.scientific.gosepel.com, was one of the first local artists signed to PSB in 1998. He was introduced to Nick Binkley by Francis Crick (of “Double Helix” fame – discovered DNA with James Watson) at Crick’s home one evening during a dinner party. Apparently, Baird would write his lessons in lyrics accompanied by famous pop songs. Crick asked Baird to sing one of his songs acapella for the group sitting around the table.

Baird sang a particularly salacious rendition of “That’s Amore” with new lyrics all rendered in their Latin medical terms. Binkley signed Baird the next day.“Hallelujah! Evolution” was recorded and released by PSB in 1998 and was an instant hit among students at UCSD and throughout the scientific community. George Varga, music critic at the San Diego Union Tribune, quipped that Baird had invented a new pop music genre, “Scientific Gospel.”

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Tim Flannery

Major League Baseball Player

For 11 years Tim Flannery www.timflannery.com, played infield for the San Diego Padres and during his childhood sang and played guitar with other family members. While coaching third base for the Padres, he signed with PSB Records in 1999 and released to critical acclaim his first singer- songwriter album, “Pieces of the Past.” He would take his guitar with him on the road while playing for the Padres. Wherever the team played, local Americana radio stations would interview him.

Tim went on to be hired by the SF Giants in 2007 as their third base coach, winning three World Series titles with coach Bruce Bochy and continued his singer-songwriting career after retiring in 2014.

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Calman Hart and Jeff Berkley

IT Director

Artists Calman Hart and Jeff Berkley of the folk group, Berkley Hart www.berkleyhart.com.  Calman and Jeff are two of San Diego’s finest songwriters. Calman is also the IT Director at a prestigious San Diego Law Firm.  Jeff Berkley doubles as member of Tim Flannery’s band, “The Lunatic Fringe.” Berkley Hart signed with PSB Records in 2000 and recorded and released two albums, “Wreck ’N Sow” and “12” to critical acclaim

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