The Odds are a five-piece rock band from Arkansas playing original music with a mix of cover songs.
The band won Album of the Year and Artist of the Year at the 2005 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards.
Winners of The 2005 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase title of “Best Original Music Band in Arkansas”.
They have completed their first CD, Stick It In Your Pocket, which won “Best Album” at the 2004 Ozark Music Awards. They also won “Best New Band,” “Best Album Cover,” “Best Original Song,” and the coveted “Artist of the Year.”
The band advanced to the finals of the nationwide “Take A Shot At Cabo” contest, on the merits of their CD and two band contest victories at the Memphis Hard Rock Café, and have had members featured nationally on GuitarPlayer.com.
The Odds are Derek Van Lynn on keyboards and vocals, Matt Perrine on guitar, Keith Hollingshead on drums, Kevin Grimwood on bass and vocals, and Rick Erke on percussion and vocals.
The Odds have performed with Jimmie Vaughan and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, among others, and have been a returning feature at Fayetteville’s Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Festival. The band opened for Robert Randolph at Riverfest in Little Rock. They contributed a song to Band Together, a benefit CD for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.
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