We had the good fortune of connecting with Shane Finch and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Shane, what role has risk played in your life or career?
As the leader of Pinstock, I try to have a risk it all mentality. When I was just out of high school I did not have this mentality, and I look back at that time with some regret. While everything has worked out for me and the universe unfolded as it should, I realize most of the risks I’ve taken worked out as well. I moved across the country with less than a thousand dollars to my name and nowhere to stay, and now I have built a great career as well as an incredible band with an incredible following. Now I try to keep this risk taking mentality, as I do not want to look back with any more regrets!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
We are an Alternative Rock band that blends elements of Pop-Punk & Hip-Hop. I think my very diverse upbringing has led me to creating a band that has so many different influences and styles all at once. I am a firm believer that hard work will eclipse talent, and that once you have both you can be great!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite places in LA include Venice Beach, Getty Villa, and basically all things coastal! As far as food spots, I always take guests to Gigis Café Cubano, as well as any Cactus Taqueria.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out both No Small Children, as well as Drama Dolls. These are two LA based bands that our producer Lisa Pimentel is a part of!

Website: linktr.ee/pinstock

Instagram: instagram.com/pinstockband

Twitter: twitter.com/pinstockband

Facebook: facebook.com/pinstockband

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2G-2WNi4i2mujz7aEjO8AQ

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