Brent began playing electric bass guitar when he was a teenager living in Indianapolis, Indiana. An alum of University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music, Olds spent the early part of the ‘90 as a member of the ska, funk, party band Johnny Socko, and performing with the legendary Bloomington mod trio Steve Kowalski’s Army.
Later that decade, Olds toured with Poi Dog Pondering supporting the Pomegranate album. He spent the next years gigging in and around the Chicagoland area, playing in various rock, jazz and funk bands.
In 2007 He joined ISWHAT?! and began touring Europe.
Relocating to Cincinnati, Brent currently collaborates and plays with various groups including The Cliftones, ISWHAT?!, and Shannon Garcia & The Taken, and of course, Brass Owl. He is also a recording engineer and seeks out opportunities for collaboration.