Check out these awesome custom picks made for the band Darby O’Gill and the Little People. The band has been performing Traditional Irish, Celtic punk and other various genres in the Las Vegas Pub scene for close to 11 years. Their goal is to make their audience’s drinking experience the best time they can barely remember 🙂 To find out more about them, you can visit their website at www.darbyogillband.com, and they are also on facebook, twitter and myspace.
This pick design first caught my eye because of the name…same as the Disney film from 1959 starring Sean Connery. I think it is a clever name for a band that plays Irish and Celtic punk music! I also really liked the colorful and traditional look of the design itself, which was printed on our acetal material guitar picks.
To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
SOLARSET is an all original quartet driven by mixed influences to make way for a completely new style of “rock”. The band was formed in Watertown, Connecticut, in the fall of 2011 with Alan Johnson on lead guitar, Justin Spry on vocals and rhythm guitar, Dan Krhla on bass, and Jason Hoyt on drums. From their poetic lyrics and melodic tones to their hypnotizing solos and percussive ingenuity, SOLARSET is a juggernaut of creativity and originality with a fresh new sound that is beyond classification. They are currently working on their debut album expected for release in summer of 2013. SOLARSET has live music, photos, and videos posted at www.facebook.com/solarset.
The SOLARSET picks were made using our white acetal guitar pick material, which is semi-transparent and works great with photo designs, such as the the awesome solar eclipse photo shown here. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com!
GodSpeed3 (GS3) is a dynamic band whose variety of songs convey a positive message with an exciting stage presence and a modern rock edge. Over the past five years, the band has played for over 100,000 people and shared the big stage with Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, DecembeRadio, Jeremy Camp, Leeland, RoyalTailor, Audio Adrenaline, 33 Miles, Addison Road, Jonny Diaz, Mike’s Chair, Building 429, Abandon, Todd Agnew, The Letter Black, KJ-52 and Big Daddy Weave. Signed to TMG Records, GodSpeed3 was honored to be included on the official Grammy Nomination list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The band has played from South Mississippi to Ohio, Texas and across the Southeast garnering rave reviews along the way.
With 13 major sponsors already on board and a new partnership with Holt International, GodSpeed3 has hit the ground running, with no sign of slowing, and look forward to spreading the good news with their own style of fun and exciting stage performance. Expect big things from this band.
To learn more about GS3, visit their site at www.GodSpeed3.com!
The GS3 picks were made on our white delrin pick material, which was perfect to support the bright colors of the band logo. The design really stands out! To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for the band Standby Anchors.
The members of Standby Anchors are old enough to know better, but young enough to not care. The band offers amped-up power-pop with a dark side for those about to rock. The current line up of the band is: Mike Devine (lead vocals, guitar), Brent Anderson (drums), Bryan Scrivener (bass), and Phil Anderson (lead guitar, vocals). Standby Anchors is based in Kansas City and plays original songs that are best characterized as modern alternative/indie rock with a definite appreciation for alt rock sounds of the 80s and 90s through the present day. Members of the band have appeared in earlier projects that have toured across the United States and that have released records on indie labels.
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The Standby Anchors picks were made on our white pearl material and we love how clean and professional their solid black logo looks on the marbleized white picks. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today! And don’t forget to be on the lookout for our monthly promotion, coming soon 😉
Featuring a whopping eleven-piece band, its four sizzling female singers put this group way over the top in the best of ways. The band features lead guitarist Joe “Ciid” Birardi, rhythm guitarist Bill Tuohy as well as bassist Wendy Williamson, and third guitarist Kevin Losardo. Add drummer Brian Picardi, percussionist Gerry Mac, and keyboardist Andy Ilyinsky and you have a full stage of rock and roll veterans that put on an unstoppable show.
Birardi’s “big” idea stemmed from watching the same old delivery in club after club where the music was governed by the stereotypical four-piece format. The EOS frontline is impressive indeed. Made up of Theresa Wilson, Dawn Szollar, Danielle Zelenak and Patti Ogletree, the four dynamic beauties spin rock and roll harmony between shifting lead vocal duties while the band holds it down behind them and it’s never a dull moment.
EOS has worked closely with several New Jersey charities including: Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon, The NJ Elks Army of Hope, Operation Jersey Cares, and The Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski II Foundation. Thanks to you, they have been able to raise nearly $20K for these causes to date. All proceeds from their downloaded songs will be donated to our troops via Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon. EOS thanks you for your support! Find out more about EOS at www.eosrocks.com!
The EOS picks were made on our white pearl material, using the full bleed option that allows their design to fill the pick to the edge. We love the detail of their design, and the pearl is a great material to support the variety of warm color tones. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for Darbi Shaun, an up-and-coming Texas Singer/Songwriter. “There are some voices that just cause people to stop and take notice. Darbi Shaun’s unique tone, texture, and emotion does just that. When you experience her music, you immediately know she is doing what she was created to do. At just 17, Darbi Shaun has been honored to open for names such as Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band, Roger Creager, and Walt Wilkins. She just released her second EP titled “Austin” and is currently performing acoustic sets of original music and covers. You can hear her music at www.darbishaun.com Thank you for your interest and support!”
Darbi’s picks were made on our acetal guitar pick material, which is perfect to support her classy black-and-white photo design. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today! Just two days left to take advantage of our Valentine’s Day sale!!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Captain Ivory; a Detroit-based, high energy rock band, that is putting their own spin on Motor City Rock N’ Roll. The group pulls inspiration from many different rock artists, including Led Zeppelin, the Kings of Leon, and fellow Detroiter Jack White. The combination of many different styles and genres makes their live show something to behold, and the band is quickly gaining traction in the Midwest. They just completed a live album recorded all in one take at Groovebox Studios, Detroit. The songs, along with videos and other information can be found on their website: http://captainivory.com
The Captain Ivory guitar picks were made on our white delrin pick material, and we appreciated the high level of detail and artistic quality in their logo. To order your own custom printed guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
PS, be on the lookout for our next sale…we will be posting a blog with the discount code soon!
Danny Lee is an accomplished performer, writer, composer and instructor. With over 40 years of musical background, Danny’s influences are diverse and quite eclectic. His own musical style, though rock-oriented, displays this diversity in his own playing and compositions. Adept on a multitude of instruments, Danny favors the guitar as it satiates his musical style with its rhythmic, percussive, electronic, and dynamic capabilities … enabling him to put his particular and vast musical taste on a palette with all the colors of his choosing. Though still in demand as a performer, Danny has focused his attention on instruction of late, all the while still creating his own unique blend of recordings. Chief among Danny’s influences include artists such as: Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page just to mention a few. Danny currently resides in Dallas, Texas and still records in his home studio. If you are looking for a hired gun on guitar, or interested in guitar, bass, keyboard or drum lessons you can contact Danny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danny’s custom design was printed on our acetal guitar picks. We love the bold look of the silhouette against the warm flame colors. On the back of the picks is a full flame background with Danny’s signature, which also is very eye-catching. For the design, the full bleed print option was utilized…meaning that the design goes all the way to the edge of the picks instead of having a small border around the edge of the art.
To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
“At a Frogs Gone Fishinʼ show, fans are treated to heavy-hitting rock with the Frogʼs signature improvisational twist. In an age of auto-tuned vocals and laptop superstars, itʼs great to find a band who relies on harmonies, strong melody, and dynamic rhythms to keep their fans coming back. On any given night, the Frogs cut across genres and material from their two albums and never, ever, play the same set-list twice. This diversity in song choice and explosive improvisational energy has earned the band enthusiastic and devoted fans from places as far apart as Denver and New Orleans, Chicago and Austin, New York and San Francisco.”
To learn more about this fun group, visit their site at http://frogsgonefishin.com/
The Frogs picks were made on our acetal guitar pick material, and we love the bold color and style of their logo. To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Next September, a new rock/alternative band out of Chicago. They were formed and work almost exclusively over the internet from their homes. But that hasn’t stopped them from gaining attention around the world as promising up-and-comers. Their song “Your Time To Shine” has been featured on ESPN Friday Night Fights as well as many other outlets, and, with the help of Pruemedia, they will be the Featured Artist on Season 1 of Million Dollar Push!! You can check them out at http://www.nextseptember.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/
Next September would like to offer a free pick(made by Steve Clayton) and a free digital download of their debut album to the first 5 people who mention Steve Clayton Picks on their Facebook page!!
The Next September custom guitar picks were made on our carbonate pick material, which is a glossy finish white pick. We loved how visually appealing their logo is and the high level of detail turned out very well. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for musician Aidan Brody. Aidan is a 15 year old guitarist from the Washington, DC area. He has been playing guitar for about 5 or 6 years, and he has been using only custom Clayton picks for the last several years! Aidan performs regularly with local blues artists and has toured with an elite group of the best young musicians in the country, the School of Rock AllStars. He is currently writing and recording music, and hopes to release it in the near future. Aidan says that he has been heavily influenced by blues, rock, jazz, fusion, and soul music, and he combines all of these styles to create his own unique sound.
Find out more about Aidan’s work on the web: http://www.aidanbrody.
Aidan’s custom guitar picks were made on our white delrin material, and we really love the intricacy and detail in the artwork. The opposite side of the pick lists Aidan’s name and his website, along with the Clayton logo since he is one of our endorsed artists!
To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
Tiger is a Music Composition major with a focus on song writing at New York University, where she was honored to be the 2013 recipient of the Carol Bayer Sager Songwriting Scholarship.
Prior to making the move to NYC, she was a music major at the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. Austin raised, Tiger is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and cellist who appears regularly as a headlining performer at theaters, nightclubs, special events, and private parties nationally and internationally.
An accomplished singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Tiger has had the honor of opening for many artists including The Eagles, Edie Brickell, Erykah Badu, Loudon Wainwright, Zoe Keating, and Michelle Shocked.
Tiger has been nominated as Best Female Vocalist and Best Solo Act by the Dallas Observer Music Awards. She was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriter’s Competition, and won Downbeat Awards for Engineering in 2010, and 2011. Her work as a composer has also been featured in the Robert Rodriguez film, Machete, and in a host of short films. Tiger has appeared on magazine covers, been featured in numerous publications, and has appeared in more than a dozen films.
Tiger’s albums, You Know Who You Are (self-released), and HELLO (foreverything records) were released in 2011. She is currently at work on her next album.
Fun fact: Tiger appears as Snow White in the AVByte Disney Princess videos which, within days of release, went viral. The first video, Hipster Disney Princess: THE MUSICAL garnered 2.5 million hits within a week of release. The second, Disney Princess Leia saw 2.5 million hits within days of its release.
To learn more about Tiger, visit her sites at:
Tiger’s custom picks were designed and ordered for her as a Christmas gift by her sister, Kitty. Shown below is a photo of the sisters together. Tiger’s picks were done on our acetal material, which are the best for photo designs. We love the creativity and color of the photo! To order your own custom printed picks for yourself or as a gift, visit www.claytoncustom.com!
.bipolar. is a four piece metal band based out of Las Vegas, NV. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, having originally formed in 2003 in Sacramento, CA. They also just released a brand new EP (their sixth) entitled Amor Fati in November which is available via their website at www.bipolarmetal.com .
Guitarist Rob Bauer and Bassist Chris Kmit both use these Clayton picks.
Shown below is a photo that the band used to promote their custom Clayton picks!
The .bipolar. picks were made on our white delrin pick material, with a full color print and a full bleed (which allows the design to bleed all the way out to the edge of the pick). To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com.
“Inspired by masters of the craft like Joni Mitchell (lyrics), Bonnie Raitt (guitar), Sarah McLachlan (voice) and Shawn Colvin (performance), Megan has pursued perfection—listening and practicing with every available moment and attending Berklee College of Music in Boston to fully immerse herself in the techniques.
She graduated an accomplished guitarist and vocalist and took off in search of stories to tell. Megan explored South America, Africa and Asia soaking in the cultures and listening to the stories of people the world over. She wanted to learn the blues so she moved to Mississippi to let her soul experience its roots. She was chasing the dream, seeking inspiration and honing her craft.
Life, however, had its own plan for Megan. Her time in the South was derailed by life-threatening illness and her recovery inspired existential discovery and brought her home to Colorado. With a clean bill of health and an energizing gratitude for the journey, Megan Burtt put pen to paper for her debut record. Capturing over two decades of listening, learning, traveling and playing yielded an astonishing amount of songs—she had to choose how to make her first recorded impression. She partnered with Producer/Engineer Eddie Jackson (James Taylor, Vienna Teng, Guster) in a vintage studio in upstate New York with her band, The Cure For Love which features Louis Cato, Adam Tressler, and James Williams. The goal for the debut was to reach as many listeners as possible. They wanted to push the boundaries of Megan’s melodic musicianship and powerful vocals, so they focused the record around a topic that everyone can relate to: love (or the lack thereof). The result was 2010’s “It Ain’t Love”—and it accomplished the mission exactly: “This record is poppy enough to be easily accessible, yet contains some incredible originality.” (The Ruckus)
Megan’s picks were made on our white acetal guitar pick material, with a full bleed design (the design goes all the way to the edge of the pick for full coverage. We love how the cover of her album and the overall design theme of her site is incorporated into her pick design.
To order your own custom guitar picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
“Emerging from the ashes of recently passed Ever Divine, the band has come back with a new line up and a whole new set. With Garrin Beaudoin and Michael Martin on guitar, Jeremy Novakowski on bass, Phil Del Vecchio on drums, and Justin Chard on vocals, the band, formed in 2011, is tearing up Arizona’s metal scene.”
Behind the name: Ella Kaye is a character in the book “The Great Gatsby”. Dan Cody’s last will gave Jay Gatsby a 25,000 inheritance, but Ella Kaye manages to use the court system against Jay to the win the money for herself. Because of this, Jay sees Ella as a gold digger.
Find out more about Ella Kaye at http://www.facebook.com/EllaKayeAZ
The Ella Kaye picks were made on our white delrin pick material, and we really like the intricacy and detail of the design that the band created! Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
“Crush Junkies members came together with one intention; ‘rawk the dance clubs.’ Since the inception of Crush Junkies, support for the band has been overwhelming and clubs throughout the region have booked the band solid well into and through 2013.
What can you expect from a Crush Junkies show? A solid rock show of music from bands like Shinedown, Foo Fighters, Seether, Papa Roach, The Black Keys and other more modern rock bands as well as select classic cuts from Queen, U2, The Cult and others.
Crush Junkies is a 5 piece, 2 guitar rock band with strong vocals from all members. Previously, all the members have been gigging in clubs and festivals across the region in bands that included The Slangs, Cactus Hill, Saucy Jackson, The Distractions and Superholics to name just a few.”
Learn more about Crush Junkies on their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CrushJunkies?ref=hl!
The Crush Junkies picks were made on our acetal pick material. Acetal is known for being a grainy, not slip material, and the picks are great for imprinting with a variety of light-to-dark shades as shown with the colorful Crush Junkies artwork. They also took advantage of the full bleed option for their design, which allows for the artwork to go all the way to the edge of the guitar pick for full coverage. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
“From the glitz and glamour of performing 6 years professionally in Las Vegas to the wide open spaces of Southern Idaho, Jason Lugo, Southern Idaho Living’s co-owner and publisher, is making a full circle in the music world. After a 16-year absence from the stage, Lugo and his self-titled band bring to Idaho a fusion of modern country and rock music that is in demand.
Playing in clubs and restaurants and for special events throughout the Magic Valley with upcoming dates as opening acts for country artists including Montgomery Gentry & David Nail, the Jason Lugo Band is quickly drawing an ever-growing fan base.
After playing at Canyon Crest in Twin Falls for only a matter of months, the band packed its lounge so consistently that they were moved to the main restaurant on a bigger stage with more room for expanding crowds.
The Jason Lugo Band is scheduled to play monthly at Canyon Crest in Twin Falls. If you plan on seeing them, be sure to call and reserve a table. Tables are often reserved up to two days prior to performances.
Jason writes about his use of Clayton custom guitar picks:
“I’ve been using Clayton picks since I first started performing/gigging 18 years ago in Las Vegas. I still have my ‘lucky pick’ for all the opening acts I’ve done way back when.. it’s over 16 years old. I’m a graphic artist and built the logo and design on my picks… and I build lots of logos for other bands and artists.” Visit Jason’s art site at www.lugographics.com!
The Jason Lugo Band picks were made on our acetal pick material. Acetal is known for being a grainy, not slip material, and they are great for imprinting with a variety of light-to-dark colors as shown with the awesome Jason Lugo Band logo, created by Jason himself. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Brothers N Arms. “Brothers N Arms is a Texas power trio that is tearing up the regional rock scene. Started in 2010 from a simple online ad, they have blown up to be one of Texas’ up-and-coming rock bands. Daniel and Jesse are the two members of the band who ‘wield these great custom made picks by Clayton USA.'”
“Brothers N Arms was conceived in central Texas when the Vines brothers got together to jam with bassist, Jesse James. The three realized from that first day that they had enough common ground musically to start a new project. As the weeks passed, the trio placed the framework for a powerful project that became known as Brothers N Arms. The sound of the group is a blend of influences that range from Metallica to POD, from Nirvana to Zeppelin.”
To learn more about Brothers N Arms, visit their site at: http://www.brothersnarms.net/!!
The Brothers N Arms picks were made on our white delrin pick material, and we love how it makes their intricate red and black logo really stand out! Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
Playing guitar since 1964, Woody discovered his love for musical performance at a very young age. So far, he has played with a variety of groups within several genres of music, but has more recently stuck to Gospel. Since the fall of 2001, Woody has enjoyed occasionally touring with the Gaither Homecoming Concert crew. He says that it is such a joy to see the large arenas full of Gospel fans from coast to coast, and on other coasts! “The Homecoming Cruises have been phenomenal, and the London/Ireland trip was a blast.”
Woody writes about his current performances:
“From my first note of Will the Circle Be Unbroken at the Atlanta Homecoming to singing Because He Lives at the empty tomb in Jerusalem to hearing the fans in Johanesburg, South Africa call us all by our first names, being a Homecoming Friend has been an honor and a rare blessing. Plus, all the ladies in my Mother’s Sunday School class get to say ‘Betty, I saw Woody on TV last night!'”
To learn more about Woody’s extensive musical journey, visit his site at www.woodywright.net.
Woody’s picks were made on our ultem pick material. Ultem picks are known for producing a sound quality closest to a true tortoiseshell pick. Ultem picks can be printed with brown, black or red ink, and Woody made excellent use of all colors in his custom design. Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
With the urge to play fierce and powerful horrorpunk they set their goal to conquer, scare and entertain the citizens of this planet. With a plan to fright, bite and fight their way to the top they create music with a lot of attitude, horror and large sense of humour making it a great combination of what any ear should expose itself to.
But beware, some people say their songs are so awesome they kill you while you sleep. So remember, only a headshot kills a zombie.”
This week’s Pick of the Week is for artist Lisa Matassa. Operatically trained as a child, and with a resonantly powerful pop voice, Lisa recorded two top-10 dance singles before she was 20. The songs were huge hits in the U.S. and abroad, earning her performing slots in concerts with such acts as Taylor Dayne, Brenda K. Starr and TKA. Born on Long Island, but raised in south Florida, Lisa had always loved singing along to records by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, and she realized more and more that country music was where her heart was. Capitalizing on country’s contemporary rock-tinged arrangements, Lisa found she could blend the natural heartfelt soul of country with her own stylized brand of New York edginess. She is now considered Long Island’s first bona fide country artist and has opened shows for Dierks Bentley, Leann Rimes, Thompson Square, Eric Church and, most recently, Ronnie Dunn at a “Vets Rock” concert at Brookhaven Amphitheatre in Farmingville, NY. Recently, Lisa was asked to sing the U.S. and Canadian anthems during the Delaware Ohio County Fair as part of the event’s prestigious Little Brown Jug harness racing event, which draws thousands of fans annually. As Lisa’s career gains momentum, and her new-release album Somebody’s Baby continues gathering national attention through digital downloads, streaming and radio programming, it’s a sure bet Long Island won’t be the only place where the name Lisa Matassa generates real excitement in country music.
To find out more about Lisa, visit her sites:
Lisa Matassa’s custom guitar picks were made on our white pearl material. The white pearl is perfect for the gradient quality of her red-orang-yellow logo, and gives the graphic a 3-D appearence.
To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com!
The Strip the Stars picks were made on our white delrin guitar pick material, using a full bleed (meaning that the design goes all the way to the edge of the picks instead of having a border). We loved the colors and detail of their design! To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Electric Circus. Electric Circus was formed out of Austin, Texas, and they perform everyone’s Top 40 dance/hip-hop/electronica hits! Electric Circus performs in venues, casinos, and bars all around Texas and Louisiana. Julz, the musician who ordered custom picks from Clayton, is the guitar player for Electric Circus and has been using Steve Clayton Guitar picks from the start!
Check out Electric Circus at www.facebook.com/
Catch them in your city And give them a like!
The Electric Circus picks were made on our white delrin pick material, with a full bleed design (meaning that the art goes all the way to the edge of the picks). On the back of the picks is the same circus tent graphic, with Julz’s signature. We love the creativity of the design and how it reflects the band name! Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band “Corrina, Corrina,” from Red Bank, New Jersey. They are a local Alt/indie/punk band with influences like Bruce Springsteen, Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie and, most importantly, The Gaslight Anthem. The members of the band include Brian McKenna, Matthew Kessig, Deaglan Howlett and Mike O’Connor. Find out more about Corrina Corrina on their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/corrinacorrinanj.
The Corrina Corrina picks were made on our green delrin, .88mm gauge pick material. We love the detail and intricacy of the band’s logo. The design for the picks was created by Colleen Kinslow.
To order your own custom guitar picks, visit our site today at www.claytoncustom.com!
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for the band Way Cool Jr., an 80’s rock tribute act that is based in Southern California. They have performed alongside many great bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses, Blue Oyster Cult, Steppenwolf, Bad Company, etc. They replicate the energy and look of the 80’s in its most decadent form! The member of the band who ordered the guitar picks from Clayton is Phi Nguyen. He was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States during a time of strife in his home country. He was given his 1st guitar at the age of 13 after his father passed away and he never stopped playing from that day on. He idolized Kiss and emulated them. You can find out more about Way Cool Jr. on YouTube…or through their site at www.waycooljr.net.
The Way Cool Jr. picks were made on our white delrin guitar pick material, which makes the bright colors in their design really pop! Order your own custom picks today at www.claytoncustom.com!