The Idiot Sin brothers grew up in Santa Barbara, California in a musical family. Idiot Sin began during the high school years in the early 1980's with Nick playing his sisters piano while Pat would play his drums and try to sing along. It wasn't until the late 1990's when both brothers found themselves back it town again that they decided to record at Nick's rental house on Milpas street in Santa Barbara. From 1999 until 2003, the brothers wrote songs and recorded 3 albums (ORIGINAL SIN, HOAX, AND III). Since Idiot Sin's final recording in 2003, both brothers have gone on to work in other projects. Nick recording solo piano and synthesizer albums. And Pat playing drums around Portland Oregon with The Spokes, and recording a solo keyboard jazz/rock fusion album (MARATHON ON MARS), and a solo guitar jazz/rock fusion album (FIREBALL) under the band name O'Malley Mars Mission. He also recorded a solo guitar Jazz/Rock fusion album under the band name FREED WILLY titled TWENTY SIX MINUTES. He most recently collaborated with old friend, Charlie Lloyd on LLOYD O'MALLEY PROJECT where he wrote lyrics, sang, played drums and keyboards.
Steely Dan, Pat Metheney, Joni Mitchell, Chic Corea, Cat Stevens, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Return to Forever, Weather Report, Morrissey, Sound Garden, Indigo Girls, Genesis (1969-1974), Michael Hedges, , Dio, Iron Maiden,
Keyboards, guitars, drum machines.
Idiot Sin has released 3 albums to date:
(Original Sin - 1999),
(Hoax - 2001),
(Idiot Sin III - 2003)