Christopher Cash and the Brilliant Deductions

Christopher Cash and the Brilliant Deductions

 Fallbrook, California, USA
BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

Christopher Cash and The Brilliant Deductions are an original band from Fallbrook, California. We have come together to exercise our creative muscles, have fun, and make some great music together.

Our influences include The Beatles, Tom Petty, Guess Who, Jellyfish, Eric Clapton, Oasis, and much more. If it sparkles, jangles, has a tight arrangement, clever lyrics, good singing and strong hook, we like it. If it has at least one guy in it with an English accent… even better!

Biography

Christopher Cash and The Brilliant Deductions are an original band from Fallbrook, California. We have come together to exercise our creative muscles, have fun, and make some great music together.

Our influences include The Beatles, Tom Petty, Guess Who, Jellyfish, Eric Clapton, Oasis, and much more.  If it sparkles, jangles, has a tight arrangement, clever lyrics, good singing and strong hook, we like it.  If it has at least one guy in it with an English accent… even better!

Christopher Cash has been performing in bands since childhood, as have all of his bandmates.  Since moving to the San Diego area in late Nineties, he has released two albums: Hollywood Mirage in 2005, and Invisible in 2008.  Cash moved to Fallbrook in 2013 and took a brief hiatus from music to build himself a recording studio called Sonic-Rocket.

In 2017, Cash put the finishing touches on the studio and dove head first back into the music scene.  He recruited some of the area’s top musicians from among his closest friends.  First to become a member of the group was Shea Thompson.  Shea, primarily a guitarist and singer/songwriter in his own right agreed to take on Keyboards for the band.  Shea is also principal recording engineer for the band having honed those skills being Chief Engineer at Sonic-Rocket.  Next to join the band was long time pal John Saccoman.  John is a fantastic bassist, and really fun and funny guy. By day he fixes complex medical equipment and by night enjoys wine, and song. Next to become a member was lead guitarist Jan Bugaiski.  Jan is also a fine songwriter who is up for Grammy consideration. He placed an ad on Craigslist as a “classically trained guitarist whose influences were The Beatles, Oasis, etc.” Cash jumped on the opportunity to have him audition for the band.  On the first night, Jan laid down the lead guitar parts for “One Way Ride” which would turn out to be the group’s first Single.  Last to join the party was Dick Winter.  Dick is the perfect drummer for the group.  He has all the style and simplicity of Ringo Starr, and is more than capable of stretching out into more complex rhythms.  Dick can stick to a click-track like glue and always plays exactlywhat the song needs.

Christopher Cash is the principal songwriter, bringing rough material to the group for their approval.  Those that get the thumbs down never see the light of day, those that get the thumbs up get the full attention of the entire group.  Everyone in the band contributes to the arrangements, and together we tweak, twist and tinker with the material until it meets our collective approval.  The guys are brilliant in every way!  They are able to quickly deduce what the song needs to take it to the next level, thus the name:  Brilliant Deductions.


Discography

Cash has just released a second album titled “Invisible”. This time he has teamed up with local San Diego favorite Jeff Berkley to produce the album. Using the same veteran players that have accompanied him in clubs across Southern California since 2005, the result is a sparkling, yet rootsy blend of guitars and classic keyboards providing the foundation for some great stories of metaphorical transparency reminiscent of bands like Counting Crows, and Tom Petty.

Hollywood Mirage (2005)
Invisible (2007)

Set List

Typically Cash performs 45 minute set of all original material. Depending on the venue, this is done as a solo artist with voice and acoustic guitar, or can be done with a full band.