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Bryce Dicus

Products Used: Various Acetal and Duraplex picks.

“Great picks. I am honored to be endorsed by Clayton Guitar Picks.”

25 year old Bryce Dicus grew up in Catoosa, Oklahoma. Bryce fell in love with music at an early age. He started playing at age 13 when his grandfather bought him his first guitar. Bryce started playing in church, and little gigs all the way through his sophomore year in high school. Bryce also has a passion for sports. He was fortunate enough to go to college on a wrestling scholarship, but his pas…sion for music and performing, kept calling him back. Influences including Cody Johnson, James Lann, Merle Haggard, Rhett Akins have helped Bryce develop his own brand of music. Bryce has been busy in the studio and performing at local venues and building his fan base. The young singer/songwriter was recently featured in the new music magazine “No Cover” April issue Bryce is currently in the studio working on his fresh new debut album which will be out later this year. The first single came out on iTunes July 2014. Bryce currently resides in Inola, Oklahoma.

Links:
Website: http://www.brycedicus.com/

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Confirmed

Products Used: 1mm Clayton White Delrin picks with the “Confirmed” logo printed on them that look super clean.

“I’ve been using Clayton pick for at least 17 years. I was introduced to them by a bandmate when I was a kid and I’ve used them ever since…well I have strayed and tried different picks in a pinch but they just didn’t feel like my Claytons! Now I exclusively use Clayton custom picks…forevah!!!”

Confirmed is on a mission with their songs that range from thought provoking beauty to full blown metal to help the lost and the broken see hope in their futures and also to encourage people to have fun and look the way they want to look. You don’t have to look and act conservative to be a Christian!

Confirmed consists of Donna Anast on lead vocals, Michael Anast on guitar and vocals, on drums, Steve Fox Angel on bass and vocals and Robert Sweet of Stryper is guest drumming with Confirmed on 4 songs off their album “Defining the Lens”.

The band incorporates its hard hitting music into their energetic live show opening for national acts such as Thousand Foot Krutch, Love and Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch of KORN), Righteous Vendetta, Stryper, 12 Stones, Trapt, Mushroomhead, The Letter Black, Nine Lashes and many more.

Donna and Michael were previously in the secular metal band “Auralast” and opened for multi-platinum artists such as Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Shinedown, Powerman 5000, F5 w/ Dave Ellefson (Megadeth)…but in June of 2009 Donna was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was given 2 to 6 months to live, then in 2011 Michael died on the operating table during liver transplant surgery and again the next day when his lungs collapsed. The doctors through God’s love brought him back to life.

God saved BOTH of them with inspiring miracles ! Now they live for Him ! The band intends to spread the message to the world that it’s cool to love God.

Confirmed is ready for that mission !

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Chris Wilhelm

Products Used: Custom Black Celluloid Picks

Clayton picks allow me to be creative on and off the stage. Having our artwork beautifully printed on the picks gives us a more professional look, and using such a resilient product during a long guitar solo certainly makes my job easier! I feel confident playing anything knowing I’ve got a Clayton hitting the strings.

Chris Wilhelm, of The Doctors & The Lawyers, has been pushing the boundaries of the musical world since birth. His primary instrument is the guitar, which he first picked up at the age of 10. Chris is also a singer and plays the keyboard, bass, drums, mandolin, banjo, violin and ukulele. He is the lead guitarist for The Doctors and The Lawyers, a band that is currently self-producing its first full-length album.

The Doctors and The Lawyers is an electro/funk/jam band founded in early September of 2011 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Most recently, TDTL performed at the 2014 Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, Arkansas alongside acts such as The String Cheese Incident, The Flaming Lips, Moon Taxi, Papadosio, and others.

The group consists of five members, formed through relationships made by random freshman dorm placement and developed because of each member’s collective musical vision. From The Black Keys to Papadosio, Moon Taxi to Led Zeppelin, the musical influences of the group continue to expand and evolve just as fluidly as the sound of the group’s original material.

With the added surprises improvisational music breaks throughout their shows, The Doctors and The Lawyers never puts on the same performance twice. The group engages its audience by both recognizing and appreciating the diversity of musical preferences that can be present in large crowds. Though the band got its name because the members are currently studying to become doctors, lawyers, and the like, their true passion lies in the collaboration and creation of a truly unique music experience.

Links:
Website: www.thedoctorsandthelawyers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedoctorsandthelawyers
Twitter: www.twitter.com/doctors_lawyers
YouTube: www.youtube.com/doctorslawyers

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Ben Horsley of Nishi

Products Used: Clayton Custom Acetal standard 0.80mm picks and Pro Shine Guitar Polish.

“When it comes to equipment I use, I’m a very fussy man. Constantly altering my picks to suite my playing. But not with Steve Clayton picks, they seemed to be made to suit me.”

Being a lad from Birmingham UK, I was raised to some very varied forms of music. It wasn’t until I decided to dig deeper in the music of Brum that I found bands such as Wizard, Slade and for me, most importantly… Black Sabbath.

I can’t be like the greats without having the right people. With Nishi I can’t get any better! words are only assembled letters when it comes to explaining us, I guess you will just have to listen.

Links:
Blog: http://nishilives.wordpress.com/
Website: http://nishilives.wix.com/nishi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nishi.lives

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Dean Johanesen

Products Used: My first order of custom picks was with the White Derlin .8 gauge picks. I ordered those as a special gift to send out with my Kickstarter rewards packages and the response was great from those. I used the picks myself from that order for a good solid year for playing as well as giving out for promotion.

In 2013 I was accepted for an endorsement from the good folks at Clayton USA and I ordered a new round of celluloid picks in black at the 1.0 gauge with a revamped version of my logo.

I have enjoyed using these picks as well as giving them out to friends and fans. The extra bonus of the custom picks in my Kickstarter rewards packages was very well received too. The picks have held up really well, especially with the amount of shows I am doing which is typically 3-4 nights a week and I plan on trying out more of the materials Clayton offers with different logo designs to keep the look and feel of things moving and changing along with the imagery and sound of my music.

“I have been using the custom picks now since 2012 and have not used any other pick since then. They have been great to use for my promotional items (surprise gifts in my Kickstarter reward packages, hand outs at gigs etc.) and they have held up great and seem to have stuck around longer than any other picks I have owned too. Great job Clayton and thank you for your support.”

Originally from New York, accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Johanesen has made his home in many parts of the US including, Indiana, Nevada, Georgia and now residing in Florida.

Johanesen’s mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to many different artists and kinds of music. Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to musical soundtracks provided the soundtrack to his youth and his diversity of influences had an effect on Johanesen’s interests musically as well as giving him a feel for the road.

After relocating to Florida following a stint of living and performing in Atlanta, Johanesen fronted The Human Condition, a well-regarded acoustic-based rock group that touched on elements of country, Americana, and singer-songwriter influences. The group’s final line up incorporated elements musically that had the band taking part in “jamband” based festivals combining Johanesen’s songwriting instincts with elements of the band’s improvisational strengths.

In 2013, Johanesen released his first solo record with intentions of getting back to the importance of the storyteller songwriting format while a recent passion for gypsy jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt has put Johanesen on a musical path with a focus on new stories of old times. Non fictional characters from the ‘20s and ‘30s, circus performers, the side show, Prohibition, the war of currents all placed in a backdrop of gypsy swing.

Opened For * Robbie Krieger (The Doors / Jam Kitchen) * Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket), Mason Jennings
Donovan Frankenreiter, Howard Jones, Martha Wainwright, Peter Mulvey, John Waite, Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ & Cryin”), Steve Forbert

Festivals * Multiple unofficial showcases at SXSW – 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 * Florida State Fair – 2009 * Suwanee Songwriter Competition Finals – 2006 & 2008 * Orange Blossom Jamboree – 2012 & 2013 * Sarasota Folk Festival – 2012 * St. Petersburg Folk Festival – 2013 (scheduled for 2014) * Mississippi Songwriter Festival – 2013 (scheduled for 2014) * Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival – 2013 (scheduled for 2014) * Groovefest WMNF 88.5FM – 2013 * Back 40 Music Festival – 2013 * Bayfest – 2011, 2012, 2013 * Friday Fest – 2009

Touring – 2013 * MARCH (SXSW) – SW tour through N. FL, LA & TX * APRIL – SE tour through N. FL, NC, SC, TN & GA * JUNE – SE tour through N.FL, GA & AL * SEPTEMBER – SE tour through N. FL, MS, LA, GA, NC, SC &TN * NOVEMBER – SW – Tallahassee, FL, Beaumont, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Panama City, FL & Gainesville, FL

Touring – 2014 * MARCH (SXSW) 2014 – SW tour N.FL, San Antonio-TX, Austin-TX, Houston-TX, * MAY 2014 – Booking small run for Decatur Arts Festival in Decatur GA. * AUGUST 2014 – Tour in support of Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival * SEPTEMBER 2014 – tour in conjunction with MS Songwriter Festival.

Regional tours being planned for 2014 – August, September, November

Links:
Website: – www.deanjohanesen.com
Facebook: – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dean-Johanesen/229941070433735
Twitter: – https://twitter.com/deanjohanesen
Instagram: – http://instagram.com/deanjohanesen
YouTube: – https://www.youtube.com/user/djohanesen/videos
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/deanjohanesen

*Image credits to Max Kelly

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Autumns Eyes

Products Used: Blond Wood, Sheesham Wood, Sleek Bone and Wedge Wood guitar picks.

“Clayton exotic line of guitar picks not only give me the added strength and durability to withstand the heavy music I create, but they also provide such a natural feel almost as if they were hand carved from the woods in my back yard.”

Autumns Eyes is a one man metal band for fans of Halloween and Horror Movies fronted by New England based musician, Daniel Mitchell. He began his journey into sonic therapy in 1999 while recording instrumental songs on a four track recorder. Daniel produced each track by performing drum, bass, keyboard, and guitar parts all on his own, with an instinctive style that would plant the seed for all Autumns Eyes music to come.

After devoting fifteen to Autumns Eyes with nine albums under his belt, Mitchell continues to gain notoriety throughout the heavy metal community. With exciting new ideas on the horizon, the future of Autumns Eyes remains intact. Annual Halloween Costume Contests and a successfully funded Kickstarter Campaign prove Autumns Eyes fan base is not only passionate in their support, but constantly growing as word continues to spread. Now focused and more passionate about music than ever, intense practice, and continued independent production, Autumns Eyes progresses towards a future of immeasurable creative potential.

Links:
Website: http://www.autumnseyes.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/autumnseyes
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/autumnseyes
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AutumnsEyesMusic

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Ashley Taylor

Products Used: Clayton custom printed picks made of White Delrin standard size 1mm gauge and White Pearl Standard size 0.80mm. gauge

“These picks have had my back on stage,in the studio & in the writing room! They are durable,produce a great tone, & over the years have quickly become the only picks I use!”

Ashley Taylor is a Country Rocker straight off the streets of Bakersfield, California: the home of Country Music legends such as Buck Owens & Merle Haggard. Her style of country has been described as traditional with a touch of bling and has received praise from fans and critics alike. Recently, she has found success on the Indie Charts, has had cuts by other artists and has been endorsed by major music companies (Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and Steve Clayton Custom Guitar Picks Inc.) and to think she’s just getting started!

At the age of 17, Ashley picked up the guitar and taught herself how to play and began to write her own songs. At the age of 19, Ashley attended the Bakersfield School of Music and Recording along with WAM (Women’s Audio Mission) where she obtained two certificates in Music and the Recording Arts. In August of 2014, Ashley made the move to Nashville, Tennessee after being recruited by several professional members of the Nashville music scene.

Today you’ll find Ashley out on the streets of Music Row where she is continuing to further her music career. Ashley is actively playing shows, writing songs and making music for her growing and adoring fan base. She is set to release her debut, self-titled EP in 2015.

Outside of music Ashley is also a professional model. She is a big believer in giving back and works for several organizations to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes. Whether on stage, in the studio or in the writing rooms of Nashville. This 23 year old Singer/Songwriter is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyTaylor.Artist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_AshTaylorMusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ashleytaylor_music
Website: http://www.AshleyTaylorMusic.com/

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Chris Crush of Permacrush

Products Used: Clayton Custom Picks – White Pearl 1.0 gauge and White Delrin 1.0 gauge.

“I love Clayton picks. They are durable and don’t crack or break. Its always nice to get a package of custom picks in the mail with the band logo on them. It feels like Christmas morning!”

Every so often, the planets align and Rock and Roll rears its ugly head. That’s what has happened with PERMACRUSH. Counted out and left for dead many times, this band continues to kick ass. Formed in 2005 by frontman/stuntman Chris Crush the band forges ahead with their own brand of Rock leaving their mark on Los Angeles.

With the resurgence of many 80’s Rock bands on the Hollywood scene, PERMACRUSHhas carved out their own place bringing a new energy to a much-loved genre. The band continues to get it done as the social media sites continue to find new fans, friends and followers.

Recently playing a second sold-out show at The World Famous Whisky a Go Go as support for Stephen Pearcy the voice of Ratt, the band is currently riding a high.They have also opened Whisky shows for Faster Pussycat, Don Dokken and Hookers and Blow. Eric Greedy (HURT, BRMC), produced the band’s most successful song, Only Friend, which was downloaded over 430,000 times in the Microsoft Windows 7 Playlist 7 band promotion.

Scoring endorsements with GMP guitars, Quilter Amps, T.Rex effects and Clayton Picks the band is continuing to get well deserved attention. Look for a new album from Permacrush in late 2014.

Links:
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/permacrush
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/permacrushed

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Davey Rocks

Products Used: Custom printed white delrin 0.80mm & pink delrin 0.80mm, Frostbye 53mm

“I tried others but Clayton make great picks that look cool and feel great. I can’t imagine using anything else.”

Davey Rocks is a musician based in Worcester, UK. Davey frequently performs live music solo in bars and clubs around the UK. At 15 Davey was asked to join his guitar teacher’s band One O’ Many, and performed on their 2005 Charity single Educate Every Man released to raise money for the Make Poverty History Campaign. The single gained airplay on BBC Radio worldwide and gained extensive press locally. One O’ Many recorded a self-titled EP which remains unreleased.

Davey started performing live at 15 at various open mics and music nights, writing the songs that would eventually form the demos on Stripped, released in 2012. His live highlight came in 2011 when he shared a stage with Ryan Roxie of Alice Cooper on his 2011 UK tour,on the songs “Dead Flowers, Surrender, Novocaine, and Cooper classic Poison. In 2013 Davey released an acoustic covers CD, Strum it to Death, featuring covers of songs from The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and more.

Davey plays lead guitar and bass for up and coming unsigned artist Natters on her 2013 single Take Him From Me. This will be followed by an EP in early 2014 and more live shows. Future plans include collaborations with Alixandrea Corvyn and Dvae Stanton of Last July, and contributing to Rob “Laney74” Lane’s (bassist for Teenage Casket Company/People on Vacation) next solo album, Straight to Video 2.

Davey ran the Tuesday Night Music Club Open Mic at Bunkers Hill, Nottingham from 2013 – 2014 and now runs the Pheasant Open Mic Sessions at The Pheasant, Worcester. He is also touring a solo acoustic covers show that features rock and pop songs from the 1960s to the present day.

Links:
Website: www.daveyrocks.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/daveyrocks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/daveyrocks

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Disaster Committee

Products Used: Clayton Custom Disaster Committee picks, White Delrin 1.26mm.

“These picks are hardcore. They can handle whatever Disaster we throw at them. Plus they’ve got our logo on them!”

Disaster Committee is a punk rock band from Newark, Delaware formed in 2012. The band started as a three piece, consisting of Pat Higgins on vocals and bass, Lee Tarczynski on vocals and guitar and Chris Fanny on drums. In September 2012, BJ Clements joined the band as a second guitarist. Their sound is a combination of their common influences of punk and hardcore, along with each member’s eclectic taste in other genres of music.

In June of 2012, Disaster Committee released a self titled, four song EP. In the fall of 2013 they self released their first full length record, “Shipwrecked” via a successful Kickstarter campaign. The band has recently been labeled one of “10 Delaware Bands You Should Listen To Now” by Paste Magazine.
Chris Fanny also plays drums in Philadelphia based garage rock band, The Scovilles and Pat also plays bass in Feral Ponies and Raised by Ghosts.

Links:
Website: http://www.disastercommittee.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/disastercommittee
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/disastercommittee

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David Escobar

Products used: Spike Ultem Gold Standard Shape 0.80mm picks, Custom printed colored Delrin picks, Heavy Wall Guitar Slide, Leather Guitar Strap

“Best picks I’ve used, not only do they feel great in your hands, but they also produce great tone, last longer than most picks, and can be custom made with your artwork, what else could you ask for?”

David Escobar picked up the instrument at age 14, after a couple years playing an old nylon string guitar he moved to electric, studying long hours a day for many years, even while attending business school and slowly building a reputation for himself as one of the most proficient and creative guitar players in his home country.

He has a successful YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers and over a million views, and he is currently working on his instrumental project as well as with his band S.T.E where he not only plays guitar, but also sings backing vocals and works as the main songwriter.

In 2013 he coproduced, recorded and mixed his band’s debut “Espirales”, which was mastered in Sterling Sound Studio in New York by UE Nastasi, recognized engineer who has worked with bands like AC/DC, Anthrax and Dream Theater, and solo artists like Eric Clapton, Yngwie Malmsteen and Eric Johnson.

2014 started off as a great year for Escobar, after being endorsed by MTD Kingston Guitars and Mooer Audio he was invited to the NAMM show in the United States and the Musikmesse fair in Germany to perform in two of the most important events in the music products industry. David also started recording his first instrumental album, to be released beginning 2015.

Links:
Website: http://www.davidescobarguitar.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/DavidIEscobar
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DavidEscobarGuitar

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQMxG1Z0Q8s

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Borrowed Blue

Products used: Picks

“I love my Clayton picks! They are great to use and I can throw them at least 15 rows deep!!” – Scottie Morrow

“Clayton makes a great quality pick and that’s what comes first. We wouldn’t use them if the tone and durability wasn’t perfect.” – Jay Gregory

“The fans love them. It’s nice to be able to give them something that looks this awesome to take home.” – Jordan Latham

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 13, 2014)—Kentucky’s ownBorrowed Blue (Red Buck Entertainment) celebrates its recognition as “the one to watch” in the 2014 country music scene. The independent, five-man, country rock band appears in one of country music’s most prestigious industry magazines, CMA-Close UP, in the “Who New To Watch” feature section in good company alongside fellow rising country artists such as American Young (Curb Records), Chase Rice (Sony Red/Thirty Tigers), Cole Swindell (Warner Bros. Nashville), The Brothers Osborne (EMI Nashville) and The Swon Brothers (Arista Nashville).

Borrowed Blue made its presence known as a contender in Fall 2012 with its debut Nashville recording and single release entitled “Porch People” (written and produced by guitar slinger/recording artist Eric Heatherly) from its self-titled album (produced by Ira Dean/Trick Pony). The group recently filmed and released the music video “Back That Truck Up,” a proven fan favorite, which can be viewed via the Borrowed Blue official web page and YouTube.

Reigning from the Lake Cumberland region, Borrowed Blue is made up of a band of brothers—Kentucky-grown childhood friends Matt Cooper (lead vocals), Brandon Davis (drummer) and Jordan Latham (rhythm guitar) joined by Jay Gregory on lead electric guitar and Scottie Morrow on bass. A staple on Nashville stages and across the country, Borrowed Blue has shared the spotlight with award winning acts (Blackberry Smoke/Tyler Farr/Jamie Johnson/Kentucky Headhunters/John Michael Montgomery/ Montgomery Gentry/Kellie Pickler) in prime country music locales and festivals including Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar, Hard Rock Café Nashville, Listening Room Cafe, Silver Dollar Saloon, Lawrenceburg Fall Festival, Foothills Festival and CMA Music Festival.

In preparation for their upcoming sophomore CD release, the boys of Borrowed Blue have been co-writing with some of Music City’s most respected song crafters including Phillip Douglas (“Kiss This,” “My Blue Angel,”/Aaron Tippin and “The Choice”/Billy Gilman), Bernie Nelson (“Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind”/Confederate Railroad,“Damn Baby”/ Montgomery Gentry and “Betty’s Got A Bass Boat”/Pam Tillis), Jeff Silvey (“Oh What A Perfect Day”/George Strait) “and Kim Tribble (who has cuts by Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, David Lee Murphy and more). Borrowed Blue will appear once again at the CMA Music Festival in 2014.

Links:
Website: http://www.borrowedbluemusic.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/borrowedbluemusic

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Custom

Products used:
Corey uses Custom Colored Delrin picks, standard .73
Paul uses Custom Colored Delrin picks, rounded triangle .88 and White Delrin picks – Standard, 0.8mm

“Been using Clayton exclusively for years. The ONLY pick that I will use” – Paul

Hailing from Seattle, WA. CUSTOM has been bringing their own brand of guitar driven hard rock to audiences throughout the region for more than a decade.

Known for their high energy live performances, CUSTOM has played hundreds of shows with many local legends as well as with National touring acts such as Michael Schenker Group, Y&T, Pat Travers Band, Fates Warning, Frank Hannon of Tesla and many more.

CUSTOM is Jacque Hartless – Vocals. Corey Petro – Guitar. John Norton – Guitar. Paul Yarnold – Bass. Brandon Wilsey – drums.

What others are saying:

“Great stuff you guys got. High quality high octane Rock!! That is exactly what the world and my ears need more of.” – TheSixtyOne.com

“A cohesive rock band, worthy of the big arena” – Little Queen Music.

“The best I have seen.” – Joe Black – CEO Blackstar Productions.

“If you’re looking for more straight ahead kick ass rock and roll, along the lines of a garage Buckcherry, look for a band from Seattle called CUSTOM because they absolutely rocked it.” The Jammin Dude Show

Links:
Website: www.RaunchAndRoll.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CustomSeattle

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Dimidium

Products used: Clayton Custom Colored Delrin and Acetal.

“A main tool any guitarist needs is a good guitar pick…we don’t think twice when we reach for our custom picks, we know Clayton always has our back!”

Dimidium is a melodic metal band that is carving it’s way through the scene with a passion. Formed in Morgan Hill in 2005, Dimidium has played and packed numerous venues all over California. including the world famous Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood, to The Ace of Spades in Sacramento. Comprised of five members, each with their own musical styles and past band experiences, the amalgamation of aggression and soul has forged them a unique sound. With musicianship and technicality to match their unrivaled energy and emotion on stage, the band is primed for the mainstream. Mixing aspects from genres like hard rock, jazz, funk, blues and metal, their signature style has permeated to fans of most every type of music.

Dimidium has released two LPs to date: Passive Aggression, released in 2007, and Beneath The Surface released in 2011. Both albums have been well received by fans, and have drawn attention from local and college radio stations, newspapers and magazines. They most recently released a six song EP titled “Disillusioned” in September of 2013, and will be following it with another EP in mid 2014, along with a small tour of the Northwest. With an already established presence online, and a strong fan base throughout California, Dimidium will stop at nothing until their brand of metal has been brought to the masses!

Clayton promotional video made by Dimidium!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PKSlkkr87E&feature=share&list=UUtxwlIxnja4QooxqxLhUhSA&i…

Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dimidium
YouTube: www.youtube.com/dimidium
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/dimidium
Twitter: @DimidiumBand
Instagram: @Dimidium_band

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Aurin

Products used: Clayton Custom 1mm picks for every single guitar he plays (which is a custom-shop Gibson baritone Les Paul, a PRS Custom 22, and a vintage S. Yairi acoustic). Clayton lever-lock capos.

“Andrew Wayne of Aurin is honored to be endorsed by Steve Clayton. He has been using their products now for years, and is proud to say that he is a part of the Steve Clayton family!! The quality of Steve Clayton’s guitar picks, especially that of our Aurin custom “Acetal Pick,” are the best in the industry. Make sure you check them out and pick up an Aurin pick at a show! The picks last forever, feel great in your hand (giving maximum control), and allow you to attain that EXACT sound you need!”

Aurin began as a vision of guitarist Andrew Wayne in 2002. Andrew’s goal was to write music that appealed to the mind, heart, soul, and emotions of the listener by combining beautiful harmonies with an in-your-face heavy type of style. In 2009, he was joined by drummer Linda Medina who in college
previously studied under Professional International Jazz Drummer, Karl Latham. In October 2010, Sarah Anderson was informed that the band had been looking for a lead vocalist. Excited about the opportunity, and Aurin’s captivating, eclectic, and powerful sound, Sarah immediately auditioned and became a perfect fit. Growing up, the members of Aurin have all been effected by challenges such as mental illness, poverty, and bullying. Music was the one channel that provided answers, and allowed the members to connect with one another. It is our goal to continue using music as a creative outlet and to keep writing songs that our fans can relate to , says vocalist Sarah Anderson. The band’s Pavement debut is slated for release on October 14th

Aurin is:

  • Sarah Anderson – Vocals
  • Andrew Wayne – Guitar/Vocals
  • Linda Medina – Drums
  • Joe Palamara – Bass

Links:
Website: http://www.aurinband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aurinband
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/aurinband
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/AurinTV
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/aurinband
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/aurin

Video:
“Holding On” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1oQqMHdEfI

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ARay

Products Used: Custom White Delrin 1mm, PickTac Pick Adhesive Dots.

“I use Clayton custom Delrin 1mm picks excusively because they have the feel I look for to maintain clean picking technique and a strong percussive feel while playing.”

Taking the world stage with a punchy mix of Rock and Blues with the highly anticipated instrumental track ‘Adrenaline Rain’ included, a blend of your favorite Stevie Ray style songs with extreme power grooves and unforgettable guitar solos.

ARay’s style in his music is a colorful breed of down and dirty music formed with a mix of Southern Rock and Classic Blues but there’s twist to this story. ARay’s solo’s on his recordings are a mix of the “modern guitar greats” and ARay himself all rolled up into one big explosion of style made all his own.

East Coast Maryland to West Coast San Diego and alot of time in Texas…Singer / Songwriter, producer, performer currently in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Currently holds a 200+Song Catalog of self written and performed songs to which ARay himself holds exclusive ownership.

ARay takes the feel of your favorite Rock n Blues songs to the next level with the familiarity of powerful grooves but with a twist of extreme virtuoso style guitar work. Punchy, gritty and fresh his CD is bound for big things.

This CLAYTON USA artist is on the fast-track to success with upcoming NAMM events and ARay’s video work for upcoming product video’s shown to thousands of people.

Links:
Website: http://araymaddy.com
CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/araymaddy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aray.maddy
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/arayguitar
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WyldeMagiK

Video:
ADRENALINE RAIN video (using CLAYTON USA “PickTac Dots”): http://youtu.be/UP8Fz9xdxbk
ARay’s AVALANCHE video link: http://youtu.be/PCPmEDRHkIk
2014 CD Release link: http://youtu.be/MlHChFUusX8
FIREBALL video link: http://youtu.be/M-8KrFfiKcg

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Dru DeCaro

Products Used: Custom White Acetal 0.80mm picks.

“I don’t use any other pick besides Clayton Customs, they are durable, vibrant, full of tone, and best of all they are awesome to work with. I go through hundreds of picks on tour, and a new set of Clayton Customs always arrives on time, to my exact specs. Couldn’t ask for more…”

Grammy-nominated producer, artist, songwriter and guitarist Dru DeCaro lives and operates a studio in Los Angeles, CA, For 5+ years he has traveled the world to perform for thousands of crowds, small and large, intimate to epic. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Dru credits his unique guitar tone and eclectic taste to equal parts east coast rock n roll style and hip hop attitude, and west coast soul, dance, and DJ culture. Dru has performed and recorded with many of the top names in Pop, Hip Hop and R&B. His credits include Miguel, Snoop Dogg, Will.I.Am, John Legend, Erykah Badu, Faith Hill, Lil Jon, Ice Cube, JoJo, DJ Skee and Game feat. Lil Wayne.

Dru’s original projects, indie RnB band Monomaniac and electro dance duo Smashtronauts, feature Dru writing, singing, and producing a bulk of the material. When asked about the new music he says, “…just finally getting these Mono and Smashtro records out of my head. After doing so much touring and recording and living and creating with them [other artists], I had to find time to come home and make the sounds and the looks I wanted to make…”

You can hear him weekly on the ‘Drug Free Podcast’ with Monomaniac, and on his YouTube series ‘Drutorials’ where Dru teaches viewers how to play songs he’s become famous for playing while sharing tips and stories from the road. Also see him live in and around LA with Monomaniac and Smashtronauts and on tour with Miguel and Bruno Mars through Spring/Summer ’14.

Links:
drudecaro.com
soundcloud.com/monomaniacmusic
soundcloud.com/smashtronauts
soundcloud.com/dru-decaro
instagram.com/drudecaro

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhPXdbjGLTc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7w0-KgZMdY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkhYLC2lgpU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_mWKznZb3M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taA4xBcHwic

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Cole of In Layman Terms

Products Used: Cole loves his custom picks. His favorite is the full-color Acetal with a medium gauge.

“I love my custom Clayton guitar picks! My band’s name and website are printed on them. I use them instead of business cards and throw them into the crowd or hand them out when I meet people. I found out that some of the girls at my school, and kids that come to our concerts collect all of my different designs. I talk to young kids learning to play guitar and they always ask where I get my cool picks from. That is an awesome feeling!”

Cole just finished his freshman year at Berklee College of Music, and looks forward to his sophomore year this fall where he intends on majoring in Music Therapy. He is passionate about the blues, but has diverse musical tastes. His influences include but are not limited to: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks, Steve Vai, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few. Cole and his sister Logan make up the duo/band, “In Layman Terms,” and have grown up making music together. They are both multi-instrumentalists and love writing original songs. Their unique and diverse sound ranges from gritty, foot-stomping acoustic work, to an electrified big-band sound. There are Americana undertones, and a hint of modern flair in their music. They perform nationally as a duo, as a trio with their mother on washboard and drums, or as a full band which includes trumpet and keys. Cole is a proud inductee into The Brotherhood of the Guitar, an elite group of young guitarists from all over the world, and also appeared in a 2014 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. In Layman Terms released their first full-length CD, Tangled, in 2016, which has been getting national and international airplay since its release. To find out more about In Layman Terms, visit their website at: www.3inlaymanterms.com. 



Links:
Website: www.3inlaymanterms.com
Twitter: @3inlaymanterms
Facebook: www.facebook.com/3InLaymanTerms
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/inlaymanterms
Instagram: 3inlaymanterms
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/DCLaymans4

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Christopher Fulmer

Products used: For promotional picks for fans and for some songs I use the “Black Celluiod, Standard, 0.50 with our band logo”. I will be ordering more pick types for full time playing with our logo now, probably “Acetal, standard, 0.80 with our band logo and Steve Clayton logo.

“Why I use Steve Clayton…because the picks are designed beautifully with our logo and colors, and look great for the fans. Plus they play and sound wonderful and can take a licking when playing hard like I do. Not many picks can do that.”

Christopher Fulmer is the founding member of Stays In Vegas and the vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.

Christopher has been playing guitar and songwriting since he was 14. Music has always been in and around his life, beginning with his grandfather who was a country/bluegrass guitarist and musician. Christopher eventually picked up the guitar on a bet from a friend to see who could learn the fastest, and he never put it down.

Christopher has played guitar and also some vocals in earlier bands that included Frontal Exposure, Friction, GRIP and short stint in Two Dogs & One Bone and recorded a 3 song solo EP as well. He went on a musical hiatus for a number of years until in 2011 when a friend suggested that they start up a cover band, which became Stays In Vegas. Throughout the years, Christopher has always written songs and poems. His songs range from pure punk rock, to grunge and rock to even acoustic ballads and country/folk numbers. His home has always been with Alternative Rock and Punk.

Stays In Vegas is an Alternative/Indie Rock band from Cabot, AR. Their sound is a mixture of gritty indie-rock, grunge, acoustic rock ballads and some psychedelic flair thrown in as well. They have been related to a mixture of The Black Keys, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and The Strokes. Their first album, Faces For The Moment, is a 10 song LP that illustrates the dynamic flow of genres that the band loves. Their second studio album, Revelations, shows how the band have progressed their sound and become more dynamic across genres through a 15 song LP.

Links:
Website: www.staysinvegasofficial.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/staysinvegas
Instagram: – www.instagram.com/cfulmermusic

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Await The Desolation

Products Used: Clayton Custom Picks, Clayton Acetal .80mm, Clayton Celluloid .80mm & Clayton Delrin .73mm.

“I’ve been using these picks for the last 4 years and they are by far the best I’ve ever used. They feel so natural and work with the playing style I’ve grown accustom to. When I was searching for the perfect pick in guitar center I stumbled upon Clayton to try out and instantly fell in love. When the opportunity arose to be endorsed I gladly accepted” – Travis

“One day we were in the studio recording and Travis handed me one of his custom clayton picks. When he told me about how easy and how much variety the company had I got excited that I could finally make my own custom pick to my specifications”

Await The Desolation is a Deathcore band from Houston Texas. Formed in 2012 after the dissolution of Travis and Beef’s former bands they were apart of. So far the band has released one EP in 2013 entitled “Crush The World With Your Imagination” and has plans to release a new EP in 2014.

Links:
Website: http://awaitthedesolation.com/
Music/Merch Store: http://awaitthedesolation.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwaitTheDesolation
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcVxkikuxFw

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Brother Grey

Products used: Mike, Devin and Chuck use Acetal picks, guages .50 .63, 1.52

Mike Buffa lead guitar for Brother Grey says “Clayton USA picks are great! They come in tons of cool colors and give us the clarity our music demands!”

Brother Grey is an alternative/hard rock band from Atlanta Georgia that is now into its 3rd year and ending on a high note with the band signing a 3 year deal with Atlanta based Madison Records .

The band has seen the changing of a few members along the way resulting in a very special line up. The additions of Chuck Shaffer (Bass) and Mike Buffa (Lead Gtr) have broadened the sound and caused a chain reaction of new intensity. The band has returned to the studio cutting tracks with Engineer Andy Reilly and co-producer Tanner Hendon and are working on capturing some of their most evolved material to date. “These new songs are amazingly dynamic and futuristic”, Pierson says.”I cant wait for everyone to hear them!!”

The band also filmed a music video for their next single “If it Kills” in August and is slated for release soon. The video was produced by Director White Buffalo (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis) and set in the tone of the Walking Dead. Playboy playmate Cassandra Marie was hired to play the female lead in the story based video.

BG will be planning a tour to support all the new music and releasing new videos. As always, stay tuned for further developments. This is an ever changing journey!

Links:
Website: http://www.brothergrey.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrotherGrey
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrotherGreyMusic
MySpace: https://myspace.com/brothergreymusic
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo-mF9lsgIk

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Erick Thomas

Products used: Clayton Custom standard .73mm guitar picks, chrome socket slide.

“I love the sound I get with the socket slide and heavy gain. It’s that old dirty blues sound that people spend years trying to find. The picks are great also, the .733 are my old faithful’s, and I keep a couple in my pocket at all times because you never know when you’re going to need them.”

Erick Thomas was one of the founding members of the independent rock group Harlen Simple. Since 2001 Thomas has been the primary guitar in the band placing his unique stamp on the group playing everything from fierce blues and rock licks to subtle reggae rhythms behind singer Travis Williams’ driving whisky throat. Thomas also wrote and co-produced the bands 2 EP’s (Rule No. 1, and Pay Up Charlie), 1 acoustic (One for Donna), and 3 full band albums (Free Watson, The Bastard Sons of the Beltway, and The Incident).

Harlen Simple

Founding members of Harlen Simple, guitar player Erick Thomas, and front man, Travis Williams started out small playing open mic nights at local bars in Manassas, Virginia during the summer of 2001. Performing primarily covers of songs mainly from the 60’s to the 90’s the band honed their sound and started to develop a strong following in the Manassas bar scene.

Veteran bassist Kenny Morrow started sitting in with them at these open mic nights, officially joining Erick and Travis in 2003. With the addition of Kenny Morrow the band’s sound really gelled with hints of rock, funk and reggae influences. Drummer Ricky Coleman filled in for a show with the band in 2007 and Harlen Simple never let go.

Citing a wide range of influences Harlen Simple draws their inspiration from classic artists and bands such as the Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Bill Withers and Freddie King. The diversity of their influences and being that they are there to entertain and play music lends to some of the most electric live shows in local music.

The fact they never write set lists and Erick improvises all of his solos in both their originals and the covers they still perform means that no two Harlen Simple shows are ever the same. Audiences in 100+ different venues up and down the East Coast have been able to witness the singular time a Harlen Simple show was performed the way that audience experienced it.

Harlen Simple has played in venues as little known as Foolio’s in Woodbridge, VA, to as large as RFK Stadium, to as historic as the iconic 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. No venue is too small, or too big for them to play as long as they, in the words of guitarist Erick Thomas, “Drink beer and have fun.”

In October of 2012 the band signed with Potomac Records.

Links:
Website: www.harlensimpleband.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/harlensimple
Facebook: www.facebook.com/harlensimpleband
MySpace: www.myspace.com/harlensimple
YouTube: www.youtube.com/harlensimple

Codeine & Cognac by Harlen Simple http://youtu.be/qUxXY_gxthc

Devil Don’t Care by Harlen Simple http://youtu.be/Hy9STaGi9mo

Zona by Harlen Simple http://youtu.be/COb_y7U8oSY

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Bootless

Products used: Standard Acetal 0.8mm and 1.0mm picks; Brass slide, size large; Carnauba Wax; Pro Shine polish; Pro Buff and String Zip

“After trying all of the pick brands out there, I’ve determined that nothing surpasses the consistency, tone, and durability of Clayton picks.”

Bootless is an original Southern country/rock band based in Charleston, South Carolina. The band was formed in 2012 by experienced rock musicians who were too happy to perform typical “angry” rock songs. Thus began Bootless, a successful blend of unmistakable country lyrics, with rock-and-roll swagger.

Their original music ranges from pure country (as per their song Hell On Firewater) to straight up southern rock and roll (heard in the song Rain). Most of their songs are a harmonious mix of the two greatest genres in music today: Country AND Western. Just kidding – but fair warning: lyrical subject matter may include one or more of the following: beer (and not that high-falutin’ craft stuff either!), whiskey, beaches, lifted trucks, boots (or lack thereof), mud slingin’, neck ringin’ and shotgun blasts. You know, real country stuff.

The musicians of Bootless are:

  • Curtis Craven – Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Jeremy Cone – Drums, Background Vocals
  • Joel Evans – Bass, just Bass
  • Mario Valenta – Lead Guitar, Background Vocals

Links:
Website: http://www.bootlessband.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BootlessBand
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BootlessBandSC
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/bootlessband
Instagram: http://instagram.com/bootlessband
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bootless
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/bootlessband
Wordpress blog: http://bootlessband.wordpress.com/

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkIwmx2W0Aw

Sound Clips:
https://soundcloud.com/bootlessband/rain
https://soundcloud.com/bootlessband/hell-on-firewater
https://soundcloud.com/bootlessband/salted-sea

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Dave Rowley

Products used: Custom Print Black Celluloid 0.5mm, Custom Print Delrin 0.5mm, Custom Print Acetal 0.5mm

“Clayton picks have the versatility I need… They look great, feel great and sound great. Pure rock ‘n’ roll genius.”

Dave Rowley established a career fronting numerous hard rock bands in parallel to becoming a respected singer songwriter on the solo circuit.

Dave performs as a solo artist as well as with the band Black Country and has performed recently at various venues all across the United Kingdom, from the O2 Academy in Leeds to the Railway in Bolton. With a wide range of influences bridging across various styles under the rock ‘n’ roll banner, references to his musical heroes can be heard throughout his songs. Dave Rowley is a unique and passionate performer with a style and delivery that is very much his own.

Links:
Website: http://www.daverowley.co.uk/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Rowley-Music/105217866223303?ref=hl
Twitter: http://twitter.com/daverowleymusic

Sound Clip:
http://www.reverbnation.com/daverowleysblackcountry/song/15266823-dont-be-a-stranger

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Bill Cooper

Products Used: Clayton White Delrin picks – Standard shape, 0.80 gauge.

“Clayton guitar picks not only look great, they provide unsurpassed quality. The staff at Clayton USA are very knowledgable and always provide fantastic customer service.”

Bill Cooper is a singer from San Antonio Texas with a growing international fan base.

“My first love has always been music. The urge to perform started when I was 4 years old. It was 1973 and my family was gathered around the TV to watch CBS broadcast Elvis Aloha From Hawaii. I was drawn like a magnet. I grabbed my plastic guitar and stood on the coffee table during the entire show…shaking my leg, etc. I was mesmerized and Elvis’ music was instantly burned into my brain. Not a day went by that I didn’t seek out to listen to one of his songs. Elvis inspired me to sing and his story of growing up poor and rising to the top gave me hope as a child who also grew up in very modest surroundings.

I started singing publicly in high school when some friends of mine started a little 50’s band called “Danny and the Memories.” We listened to every song from the 50’s and 60’s when others were into Culture Club.

Singing followed me to college where I sang in every performing ensemble while attending school so I could qualify for a music scholarship (I paid my own way through school). I was in heaven soaking up soaking up Puccini to Tito Puente like a sponge. Music was therapeutic, it helped me get through tough times. After graduating, I went into the working world and didn’t sing again publicly for 15 years.

The spark that rekindled my drive to sing again was when Lisa Marie Presley released her first CD in 2003, “To Whom It May Concern.” It was inspirational to see someone my age (Lisa and I were both born in ’68) taking that musical leap of faith. I started practicing and visualizing the dream once again.

After years of planning, I finally made it happen. In 2012, I recorded a song called “Wrong Reputation” and released it on iTunes October 2. A second song, “Love Will Leave You Lonely” was released in 2013. The songs, available on most online music outlets, are the first in a series of recordings that will ultimately make up an album.

It’s never too late to pursue your passion.” – Bill Cooper

Links:
Website: www.billcooperonline.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/billcooperonline
Twitter: www.twitter.com/billcooper
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/billcooperonline

Videos:
Wrong Reputation Official Lyric Video: http://vimeo.com/61239145
Love Will Leave You Lonely Promo Video: http://vimeo.com/69671102

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Brian Grilli

Products used: Custom Ultem and Colored Delrin Picks

“Brian Grilli uses Steve Clayton picks because they are the best and most durable picks on the market and the company stands by their products and their consumers!”

For rising star Brian Grilli, recording and producing a album of songs to showcase his songwriting and musicianship, is a dream come true. Brian’s
song “Letters From An Outlaw” is to be featured on Season 7 of “Sons of Anarchy” and is on Brian’s solo debut album, “Damn Good Day”. Brian who was formerly in Regional Act The Trailerhood, is venturing out into virgin territory as a solo act!

“When I think of all my influences first trying to make it as new artists, they were willing to take risks and try anything and I admire that.” The risks that Brian is willing to take are reflected in the albums eclectic offering. Taking country music even further into the rock arena by busting genres, his tracks have tremendous crossover potential. The album was recorded at Clay Garden Studio in Norfolk, VA with the help of Brad Rosenberg at the helm of the console and mastered by Richard Dodd. It features 11 tracks that have Brian playing all guitars, mandolin, banjo and lap steel. In Brian’s words are “Some of the best songs I’ve written to date.”

Brian describes his own music as fun and youthful while at the same time signifying deep meaning. “Music is about stories. Some of those stories can
be meaningful and still be fun. I never write a song that I think myself or other folks can’t relate to in some way, shape, or form. My music will always reflect who I am.”

A Wounded Veteran, Brian hopes that his music will provide a new means for him to give back to his community. “I would like to give back to other
Wounded Warriors for protecting this country and our freedoms.”

Brian has had the opportunity to perform across the US, from his hometown in Virginia Beach, VA to The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Brian has has
shared bigger stages with Cheap Trick, Sarah Darling, Smithereens, Lucero and Iggy Pop just to name a few. Following his upcoming hometown
performances to perform songs from his new album, Brian will be promoting “Damn Good Day” nationwide with his band The Southern Prophets. Brian
also knows that, with the support of family and friends on his side, anything is possible for him to achieve his goals. “Everyone has dreams…” he states. “I am just going for mine now and giving it my best shot!”

Links:
Website: www.briangrillimusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/briangrillimusic
Twitter: @BGrillsMusic
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/briangrilli

CMT: www.cmt.com/artists/brian-grilli/

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Cask Thomson

Guitarist Cask Thomson is a maverick in the doom rock world. He defines any easy pigeon-hole. By turns, he picks an electric guitar to accompany his ballad, sings a witty song about modern life, plays an eccentric bluesy guitar solo, belts an angry tune and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world.

As a producer and enthusiast who has worked with several artists in Australia, he has spent many long hours mastering and mixing records as well as providing the graphics designs and artworks for dozens of international bands.

He’s one of the few producers who focuses on 5.1 mixing and giving his recordings a true ‘surround’ feel.

Cask J. Thomson is a multitalented individual who, outside of music, founded an online news editorial ‘WordMean’ as well as a publishing company through which he himself has written and published several works based on his qualifications and experience as a computer scientist.

Links:
http://smarturl.it/cursed
twitter.com/cask_thomson
youtube.com/CursedLegacyVEVO

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Cheech

Products used: Clayton Acetal Rounded Triangle Guitar picks gauge 0.63 & 0.80

“CHEECH has been shredding with Clayton guitar picks for years. Clayton’s Acetal rounded triangle guitar picks fit perfectly in hand for fast licks, chugging rhythms, even heavy bass playing. Claytons stand up to CHEECH’s constant string abuse.” – Joshua Bottomley, guitarist of CHEECH

At the bottom of Boston Harbor amidst the toxic medical refuse and rotting corpses left to decay in the depths, a creature stirs from its slumber. CHEECH, the best-kept secret in Beantown has returned to lay waste to society’s standards.

CHEECH’s debut LP A Day Late and A Dollar Short (2003) was a punk band with a very large chip on its shoulder. Subsequent releases, Keep Your Pimp Hand Strong (2004) and Ante Up (2008), saw the group stumbling further into heavy metal and rock ‘n’ roll territories while still clinging to their disheveled roots. Newest release, Beast From The East (2013) is CHEECH fully immersed in all of its influences, bridging the gap between old school hardcore, d-beat infused thrash metal, and even classic rock.

While many bands in similar genres prefer to don permanent frowns, CHEECH continues to take a more sideways trajectory, covering serious topics as economic upheaval, revenge fantasies, and paranoia with a cynical slang-laden sarcasm rarely seen in such circles.

Don’t let the sense of humor fool you, CHEECH’s Molotov medley is ugly and explosive. Underground aggressive music fans who prefer to dive deep beneath the glossy surface of today’s primped up poster boys, Beast From The East is here to drag you under.

Links:
Website: http://www.cheechboston.com/
Band Camp: http://cheech.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/617cheech
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cheechboston

Music Links:
http://cheech.bandcamp.com/track/living-proof
http://cheech.bandcamp.com/track/old-glory
http://cheech.bandcamp.com/track/say-youre-sorry

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Ed Mandevil

Products used: Clayton Acetal rounded triangle picks in .63mm and 1.00mm.

“Clayton was the first picks I have ever picked up, and I haven’t put them down since, they’re just that good!”

Ed Mandevil is the bass and backing vocals of Switchblade Serenade, consisting of Austin Jaser on lead vocals and lead guitar and Luke Barone on drums and backing vocals.Together they have dominated stages such as Vans Warped Tour, Mohegan Sun and many more stages in the north east. Ed’s playing can be heard on Switchblade Serenade’s new album “Alive At Night”.

Video: http://youtu.be/gxRqnFymJyw

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Chris Bandusky

Products used: Clayton USA S126 Standard 1.26mm Acetal/Polymer Guitar Picks

“When playing electric guitar all I use is Clayton 1.26mm gauge picks. These picks just have it, they get the job done and actually add to the tone of my playing. Once you try these picks the search is over! After years of demoing different products these are the quality I have long searched for in a professional guitar pick.”

Chris Bandusky is the lead guitarist for RCA Records recording artist Trik Turner. With much success throughout the United States and Japan, and having a single hit the top 5 of the Billboard charts the band went on to sell over 800,000 albums world wide. Chris has had the privilege to share the stage with artists such as: Joan Jett, Muse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Buck Cherry, Avenged Sevenfold, Evans Blue and many more. Chris has also played guitar for multiple country acts in Nashville TN and has had the privilege to open up for artists such as: Eric Church, Phil Vassar, and Jaime O’neal. Having much success in the music industry and holding a Bachelors Degree in Business and Music, Chris has never forgotten his roots for playing in worship bands. Having performed in worship bands in Nashville TN, Phoenix AZ and San Diego CA this has really continued to strengthen his resume. Music to this day is his passion along with his profession, and he continues to perform professionally in a variety of musical genres.

Links:
Website: http://www.chrisbandusky.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.bandusky
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBrockin85

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