Brendan Hines is a singer/songwriter/actor/guitar player who was raised in Baltimore, Md. to a former nun and a former priest who fled God and Brooklyn to marry and teach Philosophy. As an actor, he is primarily known for his work as Eli Loker on the television program ‘Lie To Me’. Three seasons of steady work on this show helped Mr. Hines support his dangerous habit of writing, recording, and performing original songs under the ineffective pseudonym The Brendan Hines.
Hines’ writing is heavily influenced by the two cities he knows best: New York and Los Angeles. But if these towns are primarily known as epicenters of wealth, fame, and escape, the denizens in Hines’ songs meet at street level and are primarily interested in escaping into bottles or beds. The music is folk of a sort. The sort of folk that you require to get you through a bad hangover or a broken heart; or into a binge or an unwise encounter. His songs are cautionary tales, post-love autopsies, wise-ass seductions, and ruminations on bad behavior delivered with candid whimsy, gallows humor and mercilessly satisfying rhymes.
Since 2003, Hines has performed regularly at the Hotel Cafe, the preeminent venue for serious singer/songwriters in Los Angeles. His first album, a jaunty collection of ten original songs entitled Good For You Know Who, was released in 2007. His most popular song, “Miss New York“, was featured in the 2010 Sundance Audience Award-winning independent film “Happythankyoumoreplease“.