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The Brilliant Mistakes formed in 1994 in New York City when singer-songwriter-keyboardist Alan Walker met songwriter-bassist Erik Philbrook met while they were both working in book publishing at Penguin USA. Walker, raised in New York City, and Philbrook, a transplant from Bangor, Maine, were two book lovers who also shared a yen for classic pop songwriting, and bonded over an appreciation of such artists as Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Nick Lowe, Joe Jackson, Squeeze and Crowded House. Read more on