Check out these custom picks made for the band Nest of Snakes!
The design is a simple black artwork, and it was made on our yellow delrin pick material. Even thought the colors are basic, we liked the intricacy of the design and how it fits really well into the pick shape…they just look cool!
To design and order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com today!
“Nest of Snakes is a trophy case of local talent. It consists of Jason Boten formerly of Superchief, who plays guitar and sings, Larry Enos who also plays with Sons of Walter on bass, Tom Brighton who splits his time with September on guitar and vox, and drummer Derek Deutramont who was formerly with the Albino Spiders.
Their sound is heavy but not all-encompassing. It’s composed of a variety of different influences from all over the rock and roll map. The two tracks I heard brought to mind such classic acts as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, but I also heard glimpses of early Soundgarden and Motorhead. Despite having a heavy foundation, the music is also rich with melodies, a trait that sometimes gets lost in the Des Moines metal scene.”
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This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Boss Fight.
Boss Fight is a 4-piece (Kevin, Steve, John and Mikee) band from Chicago that plays pop punk.
Boss Fight formed only about 9 months ago, and they played their first show on January 13th of this year (at the Subterranean in Chicago).
According to band member Mikee, the Boss Fight music tastes contrast pretty strongly, so in the end they have an interesting blend of explosive pop punk riffs and more ambient bridge/breakdown segments. Mostly, they say it’s just a blast to play and they hope that the crowds of future shows enjoy listening to it as much as they love to play it.
The pick design is one that Mikee essentially cropped from the event poster for the show. Mikee says that “the artist, the lovely and talented Marina Kozak, did a damn good job on the original. Her portfolio is here: www.marinakozak.carbonmade.com. She’s not actually in the band, but she’s decided to be our artist anyway!”
To learn more about Boss Fight, visit:
We love the variety of color and graphic appeal of the Boss Fight design that was used for their custom picks. The material chosen for this order was our Clayton white carbonate pick type, which is a glossy finish bright white pick. To order your own custom picks, visit www.claytoncustom.com
This week’s Pick of the Week was made for musical artist Heitor Crespo.
Heitor Crespo is a guitarist from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has played the guitar since he was 7 years old, and he specializes in Elvis Presley music. Since he was 11 years old, he shared the stage with Elvis Impersonators in Brazil, and in 2009 he got the chance to play in the USA. He played with the Fever Band during this time, one of the best Elvis Tribute bands known.
In 2012 he got the chance to share the stage with Shawn Klush (the first Ultimate Tribute Artist by Elvis Presley Enterprises), Justin Shandor (winner of the Ultimate Tribute Artist 2010) and The Fabulous Ambassadors on his tour in Chile. They played for a sold-out Movistar Arena in Santiago and in the casino Enjoy Vina del Mar. The original Elvis female backing vocals performed on this tour too (The Sweet Inspirations).
During the past year, after another sucessful tour in Chile (Santiago, Rinconada, Coquimbo and Vina del Mar), Heitor had the chance to play at the famous Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, at the Heart of the King Festival with Shawn Klush, The Fabulous Ambassadors, The Sweet Inspirations and The Blackwood Quartet.
Upcoming Concert Dates:
June 22nd – Jacksonville, Florida.
July 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th – Las Vegas Heart Of the King
Shown above is a shot from Heitor’s last Chile tour, in Santiago.
To learn more about Heitor and his exciting career, visit:
We loved the classic rock style of Heitor’s red and black custom guitar pick design, which turned out wonderfully on our acetal material guitar picks. We think it is a design that is reminiscent of the Elvis style, and a perfect fit for Heitor.
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.
You can find Standby Anchors …
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Standby-Anchors/397864393614782
On Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/standbyanchors
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
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band EOS:
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 email@example.com.
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!
This week’s Pick of the Week is for the band Frogs Gone Fishin’:
“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 Ella Kaye.
“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!