Founder of San Diego’s PSB Records, Binkley has been a professional singer/songwriter for more than 40 years. His friendship and collaboration with Soviet rock stars – whose first wave hit the U.S. in 1975– led to the release of two successful albums Pin Stripe Brain and Let The Boy Jam along with two tours of Russia by Nick Binkley & The Street Dogs. They performed live and on Russian TV & Radio with pop-rock star Vyacheslav Malezhik with whom Binkley co-wrote the popular “Novi Mir”. In 2007, they performed in concert for a Russian TV Special from the Kremlin Palace Concert Hall, followed by a performance at the Stas Namin Centre in Moscow with the original Moscow pioneers of rock music. A lifelong love of music, international relations and Russia led Binkley to producing the documentary FREE 2 ROCK (to be released in 2014). He studied songwriting (1975-1977) at the Guitar Study Center in Manhattan with Eddie Simon and Barry Kornfeld.A former Vice-Chairman/Board member of both Bank of America and Security Pacific Corporations, Binkley is co-founder and General Partner of the Southern California venture capital and private equity firm, Forrest Binkley & Brown. Binkley is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a member of the Advisory Council of John Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (“SAIS”), Washington, DC (2003-2008) and for 20 years was a member of the International Advisory Board (“IAB”) of the University of California San Diego’s Graduate School for International Relations and Pacific Studies, where he served as its first Chairman. A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia, Binkley received an MA in International Relations from John Hopkins’ SAIS and a BA in Political Science from Colorado College, with additional studies at l’Université d’Aix-Marseille in France. Binkley is also President of the Diana Foundation, www.dianafoundation.com, the beneficiary of net proceeds from PSB Records, Inc.For more information, download the Nick Binkley Extended Bio.
Nicholas B. Binkley