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Brian Rill

Products used: Clayton Custom Orange Delrin 0.60mm.

“Clayton is the only guitar pick I use its the only pick I have ever used.”

A born again agent of a future musical melodic revolution. He’s just a regular guy with a million ideas about how to fulfill a harmonic re-evaluation of modern technology. He makes fire with a knife and plays guitar with his fingers. I could tell you more that’s besides the point He is an artist and an immortal soul who just trying to live a life of greatness everyday,or every other day.

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

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Allan Castillo

Products used: Clayton guitar picks

“I love the picks clayton for its versatility to play guitar fast, comfort and quality … The Clayton picks are the best!! …”

Born into a musical family in 1990 , Allan Castillo began his interest in music at 8 years old so his uncles also begin to teach guitar at a young age to play guitar , taking it over in full to the age of 12 , is taking classes until age 16 knows the guitar teacher Carlos Guardia ( weevil ) which is responsible for carrying Allan Castillo to a high level of musical study , the in January 2010 the band creates Mythos which has a great public acceptance achieving Costa Rica Chaos EP recording ( in which the tracks were created by Allan Castillo) and making great concerts around Costa Rica including the 2nd Meeting of metal culture Costa Rica and Planting Festival and Control 2012 , in December 2012 decided to leave the band for personal reasons Allan Castillo is currently in the process of recording his solo EP ( more info soon about that) and is in the band which is starting Unbroken to be known in the to be known in the costarican scene taking several concerts in the coming months and will soon launch their EP …

Allan Castillo material recorded with his last band Mythos: http://mythoscr.bandcamp.com/
A song will come on solo material Allan Castillo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diivv7jD0fg

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Chugger

Products used: Custom Chugger Guitar Picks by Steve Clayton, Steve Clayton Pro Shine

We are Chugger.
Inspired by the decadence of mankind and its aggressive, violent and brutal nature.
We do not fear what lies beneath. Our music has grown a name of its own – locomotive metal.

The initial seed to Chugger started as a brainchild of Robert Bjärmyr in Gothenburg, Sweden, early 2006. Due to various other projects, this urge to bring out the darkest unfiltered feelings onto the metal scene grew in the dark and was delayed until late 2012 – but what a beast it has become.

The music can be described as thrash metal but with a heavier, raw and mutated groove to it and a purpose to act as a vessel for people to unleash their aggravation and anxiety of modern society. In this so called perfect world where pressure is increasingly building up the timing for Chugger could not have been better.
Chugger is a no-nonsense metal machine, fueled by anger and hate.

To listen to the roaring freight train that is Chugger – visit our official homepage!

Links:
Official homepage – www.chugger.se
Facebook – www.facebook.com/chuggerband
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/chugger

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Foreigner Unauthorized

Products used: Clayton Acetal with custom printing (Triangle 1.00 mm and 1.25 mm) and Polish.

“Been using Clayton’s picks for over 25 years and I say… “There is only one way to Rock”… And that’s with CLAYTON USA!! And we LOVE the USA part. Made in America baby!! The most reliable company we have had the pleasure of doing business with, courteous, knowledgeable and very supportive of musicians. Don’t matter what level they support all musicians. Outstanding products well made and durable made it through 1000’s of gigs and Clayton’s products have never let me down.”

  • Michael Nagy (Vocals)
  • Max De Vivo (Guitar Vocals)
  • Rik Willmitch (Guitar, Sax, Synth, vocals)
  • Jim Belt (Bass)
  • Joe LoFreso (Keyboards, Synth, vocals)
  • Scott Nielsen (Drums)

FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED was formed in early 2012 in Fresno California after a chance meeting between guitarist De Vivo and bassist Belt. Since its inception, FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED has quickly created a large, loyal, and growing fan base in the California music scene garnering buzz for their ability to reproduce to perfection the sounds of the phenomenal band Foreigner. Foreigner helped shaped Rock music in the 70’s and 80’s with captivating high-energy live performances.

FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED is one of the top Foreigner tribute bands in the U.S delivering incredible vocals, incredible sound and an incredible show. Each musician is committed to providing as true a sound to the original Foreigner band as possible, and the result is an experience that takes listeners back to times they cherish, while introducing a new generation to music they can love. FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED talents and commitment to perfection delivers music that is technically perfect, soulful and memorable. In the end, what separates good bands from great bands is passion. The six musicians of FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED have always been passionate about music, each took a different path in developing their talents and arriving at where they are today and like great tribute bands are dedicated to the music of the band they are covering. There’s lots of self-reflection and a continual dedication to the music. The work of band in covering the Foreigner songbook is in itself a tribute to the music and a commitment to listeners to have a fantastic experience hearing the group. FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED delivers in music in vocals, showmanship and especially in passion.

A FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED show is filled with energy and soul, whether it’s the driving beat of “Hot Blooded” or the tender ballad “I want to know what love is.” Lots of audience dancing and singing-along is standard fare at any of our shows. The FOREIGNER UNAUTHORIZED experience is excellent for everyone. Those who book us appreciate our professionalism and promptness, and those who attend our concerts savor memories and appreciate the music of Foreigner all over again.

Links:
Website: www.foreignerunauthorized.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foreigner-Unauthorized/386693778104496

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAgBYs79qGY&feature=player_detailpage

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Daddy-O!

Products used: RC uses Ultem picks 0.94mm and a Pork Knuckle, Brenna uses Eco picks 0.8mm, Special K Acetal picks 0.8mm, and Daddy-O! uses: Pro Lemon, Pro Shine, Pro Buff & String Zip

“Steve Clayton picks are the only picks the members of Daddy-O! will use. They help Daddy-O! deliver the sound we want and consistently give us our tone. They last, too! Steve Clayton cleaners & polishes leave our instruments looking great without leaving behind messy residue and protect our guitars & basses as well.”

Since 1999, Daddy-O! has been re-creating the 1950s style era performing in Southern New England, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticutt. Some may call it, “Oldies”… We call it: “HARDCORE FIFTIES” The look, the sound, the feel brings you back to that time when music was fun and made you wanna dance. Re-experience the birth of Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues and even Pop! Check out Daddy-O!, put on your blue suede shoes, comb-in your pomade… RELIVE the FIFTIES and HAVE some FUN!

The current lineup for Daddy-O! is

  • R.C. (Robert Chandler) on guitar & vocals,
  • Special ‘K’ (Bill Kirby) on slap bass and vocals and
  • Teen Rockabilly Singing Sensation, Brenna (Joyce) on guitar and vocals.

Links:
Website: http://www.daddy-o.us
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/daddyorockabilly
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daddy-O/214611918671285
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Swingchief?feature=watch
Tumblr: http://swingchief.tumblr.com/

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Devil’s Radio

Products used: Clayton .80mm white delrin custom printed logo picks

“I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years and for 10 of them I’ve been using Clayton pics. You’re not gonna find better quality, or a better group of people to work with!”

Devil’s Radio formed in July of 2003 in Baltimore, Maryland. The four original members, Dayve Bowles, Damian Nopulos, Sonny Godsey, and Kevin Clark, set out on their quest for world domination with their first album “Black Heart Broken”. After the release of “B.H.B” in Feb. 2005 the band went through “musical differences”. Kevin wanted to go in more of a harder punk direction while the other guys wanted to lean more towards metal. In 2007 Kevin and DR parted ways on good terms. Kevin formed Professional Victim and DR began the search for a new bassist.The band went through 2 more bassists, Roy Ritchie, and Dave “Frogg” Fannon. Dayve left the band in late 2010 but Sonny and Damian pushed on. They began writing new material and secured a bass player named Cody Caldwell, who played on the “Free-P” but could not find a singer to match the music. Enter Dayve again in early 2012. After 2 years away from the band Dayve came back with a new love for music and a extreme want to kick ass. DR did a series of shows and recorded and released their free ep. called “Free-P” and all was good……………….Until Cody left the band in early 2013. The band was crushed. Had they run their course? Was it over? Hell no! DR recruited Dayve’s younger brother Ryan Bowles to own the bass. Their new album “For All and None” will be released in mid August 2013. Be sure to pick it up, its a goodn’! THE END????????????

Links:
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/therealdevilsradio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devils-Radio/216379825171266?ref=stream

Music:
Skin Casket: http://www.reverbnation.com/therealdevilsradio/song/14668624-skin-casket
Mortem Ascendes: http://www.reverbnation.com/therealdevilsradio/song/14668636-mortem-ascendes

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Aidan Brody

Products used: Clayton Custom Picks 1mm White Delrin

“I’ve been using Clayton custom picks for almost as long as I’ve been playing guitar! No other pick I’ve used feels and sounds as good as the 1mm White Delrin. It’s size and shape allow it to be very dynamic and produce an amazing tone! I’ve ordered so many of these picks that they end up everywhere… Everyone who plays one ends up keeping it! My custom Clayton picks are like my signature.”

16 year old Aidan Brody is a guitarist from the Washington, DC area. He has spent the past seven years learning and performing with some of the best musicians in the DC area. In addition to performing locally, Aidan has toured the United States three times with an elite group of the best young musicians from around the country in a group known as the School of Rock AllStars. With the AllStars, Aidan has performed at Lollapalooza, House of Blues, BB Kings Blues Club, Metro and many other legendary venues.

More recently, Aidan has become a member of legendary rock photographer Robert Knight’s group, Brotherhood of the Guitar. In the summer of 2013, Aidan performed as a member of the Brotherhood at the legendary rock club in New York City, The Bitter End. Aidan continues to grow musically and seek out more new and exciting opportunities.

Links:
Website: www.aidanbrody.com/
http://brotherhoodoftheguitar.com/?team=aidan-brody
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidan.brody

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSgZPLwyoqQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ1VsdbpQmw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OObMmGCjDvE

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Anthony Orio

Products used: Custom Guitar Picks. White Pearl, Black Celluloid, and Pink Derlin.

“Clayton Custom Guitar Picks are durable and great keepsakes for fans!”

Anthony Orio has come a long way since bursting onto the Nashville scene as an up and coming singer/songwriter featured by ASCAP’s “Hot On The Row Series.” His unique blend of country mixes the traditional qualities of the genre with progressive contemporary vocals and production creating a fresh new sound. Known for his electrifying live performances and strong ability to connect with the crowds, his talent has led him to perform at The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and become a top draw at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in both Nashville and Panama City Beach, Florida. He’s had the privilege to perform alongside some of the industry greats including Kris Kristofferson, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson and many more. With influences that range from George Strait to The Rolling Stones, Orio’s music is what keeps fans coming back again and again.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, music was instilled in him at a young age by his family. Orio would borrow his great grandmother’s cane to belt out his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” while dancing around the living room. At age 7, his father bought him his first 33” vinyl of George Strait’s “Beyond The Blue Neon,” and he became hooked. Orio received his first guitar for Christmas and he never looked back.
With his parents blessing, Orio made the big move to Nashville at the age of 18. Once he arrived, he knew he needed to focus his time on developing his songwriting craft. He made it a priority to attend writer’s nights all over town to observe and learn from some of the best writers. During this time, he witnessed the talents of Keith Anderson, Chris Wallin and Anthony Smith long before they had any hits. Orio fell in love with their energy and it inspired him as he worked himself up from ‘open mic’ nights to organizing his own writer rounds. After several years of honing his craft and connecting with publishers, Orio began to be recognized for the quality and uniqueness of the music he was creating.

In addition to releasing his first independent project in 2010, Orio has enjoyed success with cuts by Grammy award-winning country comedy legend Ray Stevens as well as former RCA recording artist Andy Griggs. In addition to these tracks that have attracted national radio airplay, Orio’s songs have been published by Sony Music, Universal Music, RPM Music and Major Bob Music.

Orio spends most of his time on the stage, averaging over 200 shows per year. These concerts have taken this road warrior to stages throughout North America, from Georgia to Canada and beyond, playing venues that range from crowd-packed clubs to casino show rooms.
“For me, there is no place I would rather be than on stage, sharing music with an audience,” says Orio. “The energy that comes from a live show is the ultimate high.” A highlight of his year is headlining the Thunder Beach Bike Rally and Spring Break in Panama City Beach, a tradition he’s been proud to be a part of for 3 years.

The past year has proven to be an exciting one for this gifted singer-songwriter with a steadily growing social media fan base and nearly 1 Million website hits. Orio and his band, The Goodfellers, were recognized by the community with the honor of best local band in The Tenneesean’s 2012 and 2013 Toast Of Music City. This annual event, now in its 5th year, celebrates the best of the best in Nashville and calls upon readers from across Middle Tennessee to vote and honor who they believe is top notch in town. The Tennessean declared: “Orio may not wear a cowboy hat, but he’s still country. His voice is strong, clear and controlled.”

The year also brought upon a slew of television appearances nationwide. Highlights include: WSMV NBC Nashville (Top 30 Market), WMBB ABC Panama City Beach, WLTZ NBC’s The Dee Armstrong Show, ABC’s CT Style and Fox Connecticut.

Continuing the momentum, Orio’s self-released sophomore album, “Between Home & The Bright Lights,” has been met with rave reviews by press and fans alike. The album was selected by editors of Roughstock as one of the Top 40 Albums of 2012 in addition to landing in the #2 slot of their fan voted Best Albums of 2012 list.

Roughstock declares “There’s just something about Between Home & The Bright Lights that just hits me…this is a record made to be an extension of Orio’s successful live shows. It also showcases that an artist can be successful without having big ole radio hits (or any radio hits for that matter).Between Home & The Bright Lights showcases an artist with all the talent and moxie of the big labels and the production on this record is equally as strong. Orio’s voice recalls Keith Urban at times and could probably be a good comparison for overall artistic presentation but don’t think of Orio as a copycat as he’s clearly his own artist with downright strong mid-tempo tracks.”

Links:
Website: www.anthonyorio.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnthonyOrio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyOrioMusic
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/anthonyorioandthegoodfellers

Video: http://youtu.be/DJp_kUC0dFc

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Daybreak Embrace

Products used: White Delrin Custom Guitar picks

“Clayton custom picks are first class in sound, durability and print quality. That’s why we exclusively use them for recording and live shows.”

Formed in 2009, South Florida based band Daybreak Embrace aims to become more than a genre. Though their foundation is firm on energetic Rock, D/E members take pride in being true admirers of all music. Listening you may find they pull influence from many different directions such as Electronic, Alternative, R&B, Progressive, Metal, and more. In 2010, D/E released their first EP, “Tomorrow Awaits”, under the direction of Producer Paul Trust, who also produced “Mercury”, their second EP released in 2013. After two semi-national tours and global sales under the independent label, Capsule Music, D/E has begun to establish themselves as a mainstay in the coming generation of innovative music.

Links:
Home Page: www.DaybreakEmbrace.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/DaybreakEmbrace
Twitter: www.twitter.com/DaybreakEmbrace
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DaybreakEmbrace
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/DaybreakEmbrace

Video:
Faded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6mGSUtCi2E
Suffocate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgIFOXc-b0I

Severed: http://youtu.be/YEHXWmvIuHA

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Chuy Michel

Products used: Clayton Custom Delrin guitar picks

“I absolutely love my Steve Clayton Custom Delrin guitar picks! I’ve been using them for years! They feel so comfortable and extremely durable. There the only guitar picks I use on stage and in the studio! “

Jesus “Chuy” Michel is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer, producer who is currently the lead guitarist for the Latin Alternative group Pastilla (Sony/BMG). He has also worked with some of Latin Americas top artist such as Carlos Baute (Warner), Vampiro (Sony/BMG), and Serralde (Universal). He has done countless national / international tours and played on various albums. Chuy is considered one of the top guitarist in the Latin Alternative/Pop community. Chuy was born June 29 !984 in Los Angeles California to Mexican immigrant parents. He is the oldest of three brothers (his younger brother Ivann is the drummer for Pastilla). His musical journey began at the tender age of 5 when his grandmother brought him an acoustic guitar from vacationing in Mexico. He quickly picked it up and continued to play vigorously. There was always music in the Michel household. Chuy grew up listening to music his parents where fond of such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Rod Stewart, and The Byrds. At the age of 16 Chuy started to perform with various groups throughout the Los Angeles music scene and quickly became recognized as one of the top guitarist in Los Angeles. Eventually he was invited to play with Pastilla(Sony/BMG). With Pastilla, Chuy has played countless concerts throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe. And has headlined some of Latin Americas most important music festivals such as Vive Latino in Mexico City, Mexico, and The Coors Light Indie Music Fest in Aguadilla Puerto Rico. Chuys participation with Pastilla has resulted in some of the most commercially successful work group has produced including the hit album Amarte. While still a active member of Pastilla, Chuy has collaborated with several national and international touring acts such as Grammy Award winning artist Carlos Baute (Warner), Serralde (Universal), LILO (Universal), Mexican guitar hero and Jaguares/Mana guitarist Vampiro (Sony/BMG) just to name a few.

Links:
Website: www.ChuyMichel.com

Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP66KzJU36U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFRrWbzqNWA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfk4zdEI6ik
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Reau52H0Wls

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Carl Verheyen of Supertramp

Products used: Clayton white acetal picks

“I’ve used this style of Clayton pick for acoustic guitar recording and live playing ever since the day they came out. Nothing sounds better!”

In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Carl has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He is a critically-acclaimed, Grammy®- nominated musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and educator with 11 CDs and two live DVDs released worldwide. Carl is commonly regarded as a guitar virtuoso capable of playing any style of music with remarkable mastery and conviction. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows. Verheyen has graced the pages of countless industry publications and been the subject of numerous articles chronicling his rise to the forefront of the modern day guitar scene. Carl has won numerous polls and musical honors in the US, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.

A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres.

A much sought after studio musician, Carl plays on other artists’ CDs whenever his busy schedule permits. He has recorded and played with a virtual who’s who of the music industry. His vast collection of movie soundtrack and television credits is enviable. Carl was heard by 67, 000,000 people as a featured soloist at the 2009 Academy Awards. He will also be heavily featured in the forthcoming film documentary about the electric guitar, Turn It Up!, premiering early 2013.

On the educational front, Carl has produced two instructional videos called Intervallic Rock Guitar and Forward Motion as well as various on-line lessons. He also has a book/CD detailing his unique “intervallic” style called Improvising without Scales. Another book entitled Studio City is a compilation of all the columns Carl wrote for Guitar Magazine between 1996 and 1999. He has written a monthly column for Chitarre, Italy’s #1 guitar publication as well as Guitar World and Guitar Jam Daily, a website devoted to serious guitarists. He currently writes a monthly column for Guitar Player magazine, contributes to other guitar publications and blogs regularly for GuitarPlayer.com and his own site. Carl also lectures and teaches at clinics regularly when not on the road.

Working closely with Dean Markley, Carl developed a line of signature strings for the electric guitar that perfectly balance the tremolo bridge of the Fender Stratocaster®, the Carl Verheyen “Balanced Bridge” HelixTM string set. They also developed a top-of-the-line guitar lubrication together. As if that weren’t enough, Carl proudly helped design the LsL Instruments “CV Special” and “CV Studio” signature guitars in addition to his numerous existing endorsements.

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

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Bret Michaels

As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he’s a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison frontman, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes.

Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. As one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock ‘n’ roll scene. Since the band’s beginning, Poison has achieved massive success- releasing eight studio albums, four live albums, and selling over 30 million records worldwide and 16.5 million records in the U.S. alone.

Bret Michaels’ solo career has been equally successful: his most recent solo album, “Custom Built,” released in July of 2010, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. His current solo tour, “Get Your Rock On” is selling out arenas across the country and his forthcoming solo album of the same name will be released this summer.

Michaels has achieved stunning success in the realm of reality TV as well. His “Rock of Love” television series is one of the most successful in VH1’s history. VH1 and Bret Michaels teamed up again for his family-oriented 2010 docu-series “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.” He went head to head with some of the brightest minds in business on Donald Trump’s NBC hit, “Celebrity Apprentice” and went on to “Trump” the competition with his Trop-A-Rocka Snapple drink.

Philanthropy remains an important facet of Michaels’ career. A lifelong diabetic, he partnered with the American Diabetes Association in 2010, acting as a spokesperson and sponsor. Beyond his role as spokesperson Michaels has gone on to help Ford raise an additional $400,000 for diabetes research at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction this past February as well as donating numerous items for auction for Diabetes related events.

Michaels’ charitable outreach extends far beyond diabetes, however.  Rocking out and giving back go hand in hand for Michaels, who supports a diverse array of charities and causes. In March 2011, he performed at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night in support of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, which gives to those suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Michaels was so touched by the event and the cause that he donated $20,000 of his own money to the Muhammad Ali Foundation to help heal those afflicted by Parkinson’s. Michaels took on the role of fundraiser as well, raising more than $200,000 for the Barrow Brain Tumor Foundation, with a star-studded dinner in his own home. He is also a supporter of the Camelot Therapeutic ranch and sponsors a horse with his family. The ranch provides services at no charge to adults and children with disabilities.

Michaels continues to stretch himself and challenge himself to take on new projects in music, business, and beyond. He recently partnered with legendary guitar company, Dean Guitars, to design his first ever signature Bret Michaels series. Michaels calls Dean Guitars “the only guitars that can keep up with me, holding up tour after tour.” He is also actively involved in the world of extreme sports. He recently created (and awarded on May 7, 2011) the first annual Bret Michaels Rock Hard, Ride Hard Award  for supercross- a cash prize for the toughest and most tenacious supercross rider of the season.

Michaels will be capping of his year on a high note with November 2011’s “Bret Michaels Rock Your World Super Cruise.” Fans will be able to rock out and party hard right along with Michaels on the four day concert cruise extravaganza and it is sure to be an event to remember. And with his “Get Your Rock On” solo tour underway, the Poison 25th Anniversary Tour and Motley Crue/ Poison Summer Tour launching this May, Michaels will be rocking right through 2011.

Bret Michaels may have been in spotlight for decades, but he is certainly showing no signs of slowing down.

Links:
http://www.bretmichaels.com

http://www.facebook.com/BretMichaels

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Eric Church

Products used: White Delrin .80mm, White Pearl Rounded Triangle

“I like Clayton picks for 2 reasons: 1. from a technical stand point, I like the way they attack the strings. And 2., from a person stand point, Clayton picks are the only picks I have ever played. Even when I first started out just playing bars, I always used a Clayton pick. I’d feel naked without them.”

Eric Church is a growing country artist who signed with Capitol Records in 2006. In 2006 Church released his debut album Sinners Like Me. The album brought him four chart singles on the Billboard country charts, including the Top 20 hits with “How Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines” and “Guys Like Me.” His new album Carolina was released in 2009 with two single hits, “Love Your Love the Most,” and a top ten hit “Hell on the Heart.”

Links:
www.ericchurch.com

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Colin Hay

Products used: Ultem Standard 0.80mm and Ultem Rounded Triangle 0.94mm.

While Colin Hay’s voice and visage are familiar to millions as front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under”, “Overkill”, “Who Can it Be Now?”), the past ten years have found him re-introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film—including hit shows such as Scrubs (on which he has made several cameo appearances) and Army Wives, the hit sound track to the film Garden State and the recently released Morning Glory—has proven the timeless appeal of his songs: quizzical, curious, cynical yet open-hearted. GATHERING MERCURY is a portrait of Colin Hay the performer, songwriter, and recording artist and—perhaps most importantly—the man behind the persona. The lyrics reveal the emotional peaks and valleys of the past year during which time Hay lost his father, but Hay stands the test of a true artist and demonstrates his ability to marry immediacy and depth without being maudlin or sacrificing the pop accessibility for which he is known.

Links:
www.colinhay.com
www.facebook.com/ColinHayMusic

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Danny Miranda of Queen

Products used: Acetal Rounded Triangle 0.80mm & 1.00mm

“I’ve been using Clayton picks since the mid- 1990’s, and I haven’t used another pick since! Perfect balance, tone, and feel. The best sounding and feeling pick I’ve ever played! “

Danny Miranda cut his musical teeth in the burgeoning Long Island club scene of the 1980s. In a place known for brutally unforgiving audiences, Danny immediately distinguished himself as a cat with some serious chops – a player who could lay you out with some of the heaviest funk going, and without missing a beat, drop into a slick jazz groove or a thundering rock bass line. Simply stated, Danny made his name as a guy who could play it all – with ease.

Coming up through the ranks in New York, Danny played with some of best and brightest the area had to offer. The list of people he’s played with reads like a Who’s Who of the New York music set. Early gigs saw him playing with Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and John Miceli (Meat Loaf), as well as a host of others. Paying his dues on the gritty, down and dirty Long Island club circuit, Danny crafted a stage presence and style uniquely his own – and the word got out. This was a guy you had to see live, as he prowled the stage, laying down some of the most wicked grooves ever.

1995 would be a turning point in Danny’s career, as he got the call from Eric Bloom and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser offering him the gig with the amazing Blue Öyster Cult. As a child of the 70s, and a Long Island native, playing bass in one of the biggest acts to ever come out of New York was almost too good to be true. Danny played continuously with Blue Öyster Cult from late 1995 until September, 2004, cutting two records (Heaven Forbid, 1998; Curse Of The Hidden Mirror, 2001), and putting out a smoking live DVD (A Long Day’s Night) from their 2002 Summer Solstice show in Chicago. Touring with BÖC, playing 100-125 nights each and every year, put Danny in front of thousands of soon-to-be-converted fans. Danny’s run with BÖC cranked on until late in 2004, when things would suddenly change.

September, 2004. . . Danny’s cell phone rings, and it’s John Miceli, asking if Danny would be interested in auditioning for the bass chair in the Las Vegas production of “We Will Rock You.” Several phone calls, a few airplane trips between Long Island and Las Vegas, meetings with Brian May and Roger Taylor, and in a matter of days, Danny relocated to Las Vegas to be reunited with John and get to work in WWRY. Things were going well for Danny, and then. . . “The” phone call came in January, 2005. In one of those moments, where you just have to pinch yourself to be certain you’re not dreaming, Danny got a call from Brian May asking if Danny would like to play bass on the upcoming Queen + Paul Rodgers tour. Another round of phone calls, a quick relocation to the UK, and Danny is now living the dream of his youth – playing bass with Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Paul Rodgers. Seems things are turning out well for this young guy from the Island. . .

Danny has been the touring bassist for Queen + Paul Rodgers since 2005, and they have toured Europe, Japan, North America, Russia, Dubai, and almost every other place imaginable!

While QPR is on hiatus , Danny has been playing with Meat Loaf since 2010 . He recently completed recording Meat Loaf ‘s new record, called “ Hell In A Handbasket “ , to be released in early 2012.

…… Stay tuned for further developments, including a solo album that’s still in the works….

Links:
www.myspace.com/dannymirandamusic

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Bleu

Products used: Acetal, Rounded Triangle 1.00mm

“I need a big pick that won’t slip out of my grubby little fingers, and Clayton provides exactly the size and firm grip that I need. When I found the Clayton pick, I knew it was the one for me.”

Bleu is a pop artist, professional songwriter and producer. He has written songs for artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Boys Like Girls, Kate Veogele, Selena Gomez and more. Bleu has toured widely, sharing stages of late with Rooney, The Posies, Katie Herzig, Graham Colton, Creed Bratton of The Office, John Doe, Mike Viola, Derek Webb and Drake Bell, and most recently joining Tracy Bonham and Jim Bianco in 2010, as well as performing intimate shows on his own – usually with just his acoustic guitar. He released his fourth album “Four” on his own record label in the US on November 2nd 2010 thanks to the overwhelming support of his fans who helped him raise $40,000 on Kickstarter. “Four” is also available on the UK label Lojinx. To listen to Bleu’s music and find out more about him visit his website below.

Links:
www.bleutopia.com

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BooBoo Stewart

Products used: Green Delrin Standard

“Clayton guitar picks just plain ROCK!! They make great souveniers for my fans. They’ve made bracelets, necklaces, and rings out of them, super cool and creative!”

BooBoo Stewart is an avid guitar player and drummer currently in the Twilight Sagas playing the role of Seth Clearwater. At the age of 12 he was signed to Walt Disney Records with the T Squad, he toured with the Jonas Bros, Miley Cyrus, and recently Demi Lovato. He is now touring with sister Fivel. In 2002 and 2003 he was the Martial Arts World Champion and was inducted into the Martial Arts Junior Hall of Fame in 2004. For more about BooBoo you can visit his website.

Links:
www.boobooandfivel.com

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Bo Garrett

Products used: White Pearl Celluloid picks in 0.80mm gauge

“I love the attention to detail and feel of my Clayton Custom Picks. And they’re a big hit with Montgomery Gentry fans.” – Bo Garrett

Bo Garrett has been playing lead guitar for Montgomery Gentry since the duo’s inception in 1999. They have made appearances on The Tonight Show, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Show, multiple Fox News Channel appearances, Good Morning America, and many more… MG has had four platinum albums and several number one songs. Along with the brand new album ‘Rebels On The Run’, featuring the top ten single ‘Where I Come From’.

Links:
http://www.montgomerygentry.com/

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Einar Pedersen of Kelly Clarkson

Products used: Clayton custom picks

“I’ve been using Clayton picks for years. I’ve always liked the feel, and they don’t get shredded by big bass strings. Throw in the custom editor, and it’s a no-brainer. Definitely the best full color printing I’ve seen, and they made the editor really easy to use.”

A New Orleans native and naturalized Texan, Einar spent years in the Texas scene with bands like 90’s Houston prog-rock trio The Awful Truth; singer / songwriters like Kacy Crowley and Jeff Klein; and Austin’s psychedelic power pop group Goudie. Relocating to Los Angeles, Einar spent time with artists like Everything is Energy, Feersum Ennjin, Secretary Bird, The Dan Band, Alissa Moreno, Rob Giles, and his primary gig of the last 6 years….. Kelly Clarkson.

Now with home being back in Austin, Einar splits time with the likes of Pat Green, Skyrocket, Stone Wheels, and others when he’s not on the road with Kelly.

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Animesika

Products used: Flex Ultem and Ultem

“Clayton picks give a nice full tone without losing the high ends that we love. They have that incredible “bite”, like if they had teeth. And they last forever!” – Animesika

In 2005, friends Jaren and Dani met when Jaren started his solo career. After playing many concerts together, the band decides to go their separate ways.

Jaren moves to Miami, Fl to study vocal techniques, music business and Audio Engineering at SAE Institute, giving him the capability to express his ideas and participate in the creative process in a more personal level for future projects.

Dani moves to Germany to study music at the International Music College Freiburg, specializing in electric guitar and keyboards. In both Germany and Switzerland he makes a name for himself because of his talent as a multi-instrumentalist.

Three years later, Jaren returns to Peru and starts to experiment and fuse the music influences that had always inspired him. In the middle of the process of composition, under the guidance of the well known producer Kike Robles, Jaren finds out that Dani

had returned from Germany. They got together and seeing the immediate chemistry decides to form a band. Together they finish recording an album filled with strong guitar riffs, punk melodies and vocal harmonies.

They named their first album “The League of Psychedelic Heroes” beginning with that the birth of ANIMESIKA.

Links:
www.animesika.com
www.facebook.com/Animesika

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David Leikam

Products used: Clayton USA custom Acetal picks

“I use Clayton USA custom acetal picks on my NS Design CR6 electric cello and Ibanez electric bass for the perfect action and feel while giving a full timbre to my sonic landscapes.”
— David Leikam, DA5/zBug
“diG your music. Eclectic ain’t the word. Film noir multiverse ethnic blade runner desert world. Love it!”
— Nivek Ogre, ohGr/Skinny Puppy
David Leikam is a San Francisco-based composer-performer and bandleader of the electro-jazz quintet DA5 and industrial jazz unit zBug. Being born with cerebral palsy has affected his body and speech, giving him a distinct view into his creative arts/music process and being largely a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. Since 1988, when he recorded his first solo piano piece while a member/producer of the San Francisco Bay Area improvisational music-based arts collective Friday Night Music (est. 1978, member 1986-1994 and 2000-06); David has carved out a unique largely improvisational sonic voice combining the elements of traditional music theory, audio engineering techniques, and visual architectural design.
Links:
Audio Clips:
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Artifas

Products used: Custom Guitar and Bass picks

“Clayton picks are the best and get us through show after show on the road.”

Artifas is a modern rock band from Memphis, TN. It is comprised of Scottie Somerville, Cody Criswell, Ben Walsh, Chris Dildine, and TJ Burgess. Artifas is about the music. The members of this band came from numerous backgrounds from metal to classic rock. They used these influences to create their own sound, and plan to make their mark in the industry. Starting as the band New Skin, they began recording demos in their own studio, based in their hometown of Martin, TN. After months of bouncing around from city to city and making attempts at recording with once famous artists, the band finally decided on Blake Allison of Egypt Central as producer of the debut release. The debut record will feature the concept of the balance of Good and Evil that is within every one of us. The selection of songs set for the record vary from easy listening, melodic tunes, to the more high energy “in your face” sound that the band is known for. Soon after starting on this album the band decided it best to get a new name. After extensive searching, we ran across Artifas. This is a direct reference to the balance of good and evil. With an exciting stage show and powerful music, Artifas plans to reach out to the music lovers around the world.

Links:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Artifas
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/Artifas
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ArtifasRock
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Artifas

Video:
Suffocate – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-pa-5tN15E
Enemy Inside Live – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSqdd4o5E9U

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Cosmin Lupu

Products used:
Branded acetal, tear or normal shaped 1-2 mm picks

“Upon discovering the Steve Clayton picks, the branded acetal, tear or normal shaped 1-2 mm picks became the weapons of choice due to the fact that they are sturdy and great for riffing. The material does not let the pick slip through the fingers during a hot evening onstage when hands are sweaty and chances are you will lose an ordinary pick.”

Guitarist, vocalist, guitar instructor and coach, Cosmin started his music career in 2004 playing with his first band, Evo. In 2009 Evo disbanded and while performing with various philharmonic orchestras in the ‘Mozart Rocks!’ project (starting with 2008) Cosmin joined progressive/ alternative rock band Stripsearch. In 2010, after leaving Stripsearch, he started his own band called Aria, in which he also performs lead vocals and started teaching guitar at the well known online guitar community, www.guitarmasterclass.net. In 2011, he joined the dancehall metal oriented group called Voodoo, these being his current projects to this day. In time, alongside his projects, Cosmin has shared the stage with acclaimed international artists such as The Prodigy, Therapy?, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Papa Roach, Mike and the Mechanics, Sabaton, Dimmu Borgir, Motorhead, Megadeth, Manowar, Arch Enemy, Tim Thompson, Hed PE or Motley Crue.

As a musician, Cosmin is fond of metal, rock, funk, smooth jazz, acoustic and traditional music from all around the world, his playing style being an eclectic mix of influences gathered from all these directions. Gear wise, he is using various PRS and Ibanez guitars, AMT, Suhr, MXR, Hardwire, ISP and Korg effects, Crate amplification and SKB Pedalboards.

Personal:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CosminLupuMusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CosminLupuBaritone
Guitarmasterclass Instructor Profile: http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/instructor/Cosmin-Lupu/
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/cosmin-lupu

Aria:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARIATHEBAND
Website: http://www.ariaofficial.com/
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ARIAOFFICIALTV
Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/ARIAReverbnation

Voodoo:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vo0do0.band
Website: www.voodooband.ro
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/VOODOOTelevision
Mozart Rocks: http://www.mozartrocks.ro/

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Anger Within

Products used: Clayton custom .88 gauge standard Delrin picks.

“I like my custom ANGER WITHIN Clayton Delrin picks, because they’re tough, durable, & they don’t slip out of my fingers, during a performance! My Clayton picks take a good thrashin’, & still hold up…Clayton hella rocks!”

ANGER WITHIN

  • Wulf Morris – Vocals/Guitar
  • Bob Vine – Drums
  • Rich Montelongo – Bass/Backup Vocals
  • Patrick Foote – Lead Guitar

ANGER WITHIN, (based in Atlanta GA, USA) fuses metal, hardcore punk, and militant, death-like vocals to create a brutal, non-compromising form of heavy thrash, guaranteed to excite open-minded audiences everywhere. Ignited both by a passion for thrash, and an anger at injustice, ANGER WITHIN introduced itself onto the scene in the ’90’s, and was founded by members Wulf, (Vocals/Guitar,) Oz, (Guitar,) and John, (Bass.) Establishing various rhythm sections throughout the next couple of years, the band headed to Frozen Sound Studios and recorded three demo tapes, produced by Kim Monday, that laid the ground work, for intense, dynamic innovations to come.

ANGER WITHIN broke into the “underground” tape trading scene with these demos. Each new tape emphasized a heavier sound and aggressively focused on themes few death metal bands dare to touch – world oppression, gang violence, environmental distress, loss of friendship – along with brutally outspoken lyrics challenging man’s inhumanity to man. Over the years, many people have described their sound as thought provoking, heavy, straight to the point…and ultimately, original metal/hardcore music, with political and socially concerned lyrics.

The live experience of ANGER WITHIN, has been compared to the energy of a SEPULTURA, NAPALM DEATH, or early-METALLICA show. The band has played at quite a few festivals & venues, in several states. Cities include, Pittsburgh PA, Uniontown PA, Charlottesville VA, Washington D.C., Martins Ferry OH, Fairmont WV, Grafton WV, Bridgeport WV, Clarksburg WV, Parkersburg WV, Huntington WV, Wheeling WV, Clemson SC, and of course their hometown of Atlanta GA. The band has also performed with national touring acts such as, EXCRUCIATING PAIN, KARMA TO BURN, TWO MAN ADVANTAGE, BYZANTINE, THY WILL BE DONE, ORIGIN, SWORN ENEMY, DYING FETUS, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SOILENT GREEN, MADBALL, PRIMER 55, D.R.I., MALEVOLENT CREATION, & THE VANS WARPED TOUR, (ATLANTA,) just to name a few! THIS JUST IN: THE BAND WILL BE PLAYING THE ATLANTA STOP OF THE VAN’S WAPRED TOUR 2012!

With the three cassette demos and two full length CDs, (both produced by Josh Swiger and recorded at Blues Alley Studios,) under their belts…the band has received mail, and support from all over the world such as, Russia, England, Japan, France, Mexico, and of course the United States. The band has played or been featured on Brutal Existence Radio, WCLG, U92, and has even been on the airwaves in France.

2012, brings a new era, a new chapter for the band! The band plans to reinvent itself, into a better, heavier, uncompromising, steamrolling unit! Wulf states: “Anger Within has been overlooked & underrated for way too long. I’m sick of seeing all these bands, who claim to be “metal,” or “hardcore,” but yet, they have no heaviness, no heart, & no soul to their music! I take metal & hardcore, very seriously…it’s more than just a hobby to me…it’s a lifestyle! With two killer 4 song E.P.’s finally recorded, (“26” by Brian Neely @ Ultragod Studios, & “Fiction To Reality by Ronnie Winstead @ Virtual Adrenaline Studios,) both being released by New Zealand based company, Satanica Records…Anger Within’s fight for world domination, rages on! ANGER WITHIN – THRASH ‘TIL DEATH!

Links:
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/angerwithin
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/angerwithin
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/angerwithin
Twitter: http://twitter.com/angerwithin
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/angerwithin72

Video:
“Rise From The Violence,”: http://youtu.be/zczFW8AfxTs
“Your Failure/What I See,”: http://youtu.be/mnfOtdkaI1o

Audio:
“Fiction To Reality” http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_5512057?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook
“Explain Yourself” http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_4150541?utm_campaign=opengraph&utm_content=song&utm_medium=link&utm_source=facebook

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Deadly Dive

Products used: acetal white standard 1.26, white pearl standard 1.00

“Rock and Roll music need badass picks; Bret Michaels and Tenacious D use Steve Clayton Custom picks, nuff said!!”

Deadly Dive is a four-pieces hard rock band from Lugano, Switzerland. The band started in summer 2009 and after few months Brigu joined Deadly Dive. They recorded a promo cd in September 2010. They played lots of shows in 2010 in Ticino/North Italy area and in may 2010 they played in front of 2000 people in the biggest square of Lugano. Their influences are bands like Airbourne, Britny Fox, Van halen and Zakk Wylde.

In February 2011 Deadly DIve made a deal with Jetglow Records to record their first album in august, which will be out in winter 2011.

In October 2011 the first DD videoclips out: Mark of the wild! They played with Vains of Jenna (usa/se) for the video premiere!

2012 – our first lp “Snakebite” is out!

Links:
Website: www.deadlydive.ch
Label: Jetglow records (http://www.jetglowrecordings.it/ )
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deadly-Dive/108929472459524
MySpace: www.myspace.com/deadlydive
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DeadlyDiveHardRock
Email: deadlydive@hotmail.it

Video:
Mark of the Wild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VUMs4Z3As
Snakebite ( Live video clip ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0c7i1G_FU&feature=related

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Fist to the Sky

Products used: 1mm Custom designed Derlin guitar picks

“Steve Clayton Guitar Picks give Fist to the Sky the tone and longevity they are looking for out of a quality guitar pick!”

Windy City rockers FIST TO THE SKY are a four piece melodic metal band. They pride themselves on their ability to fuse great melodies into their heavy sound. The young quartet formed in the fall of 2008. Lead vocals are fronted by Mickey Murder on bass and Flipp on lead guitar. Rhythm guitarist Hollywood and drummer JD handle the backing vocals. The band was founded by brothers Flipp, Mick and cousin Hollywood.

“Nothing to lose, something to prove, it’s the fuel to the fire that is this band.” says Flipp.

Back in 2009 the band was focused on writing material for their nine song self-recorded album “Light the World Up.” It was released in May of 2010 and was recorded with a previous drummer. The release would later prove to be a success for FTTS, going on to independently sell over one thousand copies and counting.

FIST TO THE SKY have become known to play at some of the best venues in the Chicago-land area including The House of Blues – Chicago, Durty Nellies, The Elbo Room, Lakeshore Theater, Penny Road Pub, Shark City, and numerous local bars, clubs and venues around the city and suburbs. They have opened for national acts such as Cavo, The Veer Union, and Rains with other well known bands such as Heart-Set Self Destruct, Underride and 3 Pill Morning. FIST TO THE SKY have taken 1st place in three out of four “Battle of the Band” competitions within the Chicago area in recent years.

Talent, dedication and desire have this band creating a buzz. They currently hold endorsements with Beaver Bottoms and Clayton Guitar Picks. The band has also caught the attention of Chicago’s Rock Magazine editor Mario Salazar.

“FTTS is a young group of rockers with fire in their eyes. They are a heavy rock band with somewhat of an alternative twist to their sound.” – Mario Salazar, www.ChicagosRock.com

In the summer of 2011 the band set out to find a drummer. They found their perfect match in the addition of JD. Just months later, on December 6, 2011 the band released a two song single disc titled “Down Into Hell – Single.” The disc and mp3 downloads can be purchased at a FTTS show, on iTunes, AmazonMP3, CDBaby, and all other major digital retailers. The “Down Into Hell – Single” was recorded at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL with mixer and producer Scott Creekmore (Dirge Within).

In April 2012, the band was awarded “Best Original Band” by SuburbaNites Magazine for the year 2011. Currently the band is on a long run of shows, promoting “Down Into Hell,” while writing new material for an upcoming release.

Links:
Website: www.fisttothesky.com
Facebook: facebook.com/fisttothesky
Twitter: twitter.com/fisttothesky
YouTube: youtube.com/fisttotheskyband
Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/1fisttothesky
MySpace: myspace.com/1fisttothesky

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Darville Duo

Products used: Clayton custom picks

“Steve Clayton provides the best picks ever! The feel, quality and durability of our custom picks are outstanding and second to none. Steve Clayton custom picks make us play better!”

Formed in 2008 by Jacques Darville and Henrik Schwiecker, this original Danish/American duo have created a brand of music that is uniquely their own. The band is influenced by traditional blues, classic rock and a wide variety of musical genres. The music is indeed very eclectic making their sound accessible to music lovers everywhere.Musically, Jacques and Henrik sound great together and their individual styles compliment each other extremely well. This is evident both live and on their studio recording.!

“Perseverance”, the band’s debut CD, is a melodic musical journey, and each song has its own personality and feel. With seven tracks of original songs, Darville Duo crosses, folk, pop and rock, yet maintaining a bluesy feel throughout. Opening with a smooth and catchy tune that demands attention, Henrik’s warm vocals sweep through a story of finding someone to believe in you despite facing hard times, a memorable hooky bluegrass tune about attraction, a latin inspired love anthem, and other stories about love and relationships.On some tracks, the band’s lyrics, melodies and vocals, touch on powerful human emotions. Yet other tracks are filled with humor and fun which creates a sweet harmonic balance on the album.

With the help of fellow Copenhagen musicians Laust Nielsen (bass) and Marco Diallo (drums) and percussion virtuoso Ayi Solomon on congas, Darville Duo have created a unique and original album. “Perseverance” is sweet with a bluesy twist that will leave their listeners wanting more.

Links:
Website: http://www.darvilleduo.net/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQCRKSIwIjY&feature=plcp

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Anthony Edwinds

Products used: Medium (Orange) Duroplex Standard

“I use Clayton Guitar Picks exclusively, there the best picks in the business durable and last forever. The printing last the longest and there easier to grip and hold on to when your rocking and working up a sweat on stage. Clayton Picks Rock!”

“Where Classic Rock Meets Crossover” Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer and Audio Engineer. Anthony Edwinds was self taught to play guitar at the age of 7. It wasn’t long before he started singing and writing his own songs.

Anthony Edwinds formed a few great Boston rock bands through the years – (Destroyer , Catch 22, Sudden Impact) to name a few. Winning the Battle of the Bands 5 yrs in a row and an appearance on the Jerry Lewis Telethon TV & Local Radio shows put him on the map. Some of his classic rock original songs could be heard on the Best of Boston Bands. (Bay State Rock).

After playing for over 12 years he decided to take a small hiatus from performing to break for family. Never putting down his love for writing music and recording he wrote over 120 songs during this time.

In 2007, he hooked up with singer and songwriter Lone Wolf James. Anthony helped produce and carve out some of the great classic rock sound for some of the LWJ originals while opening shows for nationals such as the Southern Rock All Stars, Members of Molly Hatchet & Blackfoot, Eddie Money, James Montgomery, Larry Hoppen -Orleans, Jefferson Starship and the list goes on.

In 2008, Anthony Edwinds was invited to be one of the New England’s Judges for the Guitar Centers BB King’s, King of the Blues Contest to help hand pick the winner. While spending a lot of hours in his private studio working on new stuff, Anthony decided it was time to record and Release his own Debut CD. he started laying down tracks in his studio for his upcoming Debut CD.

While doing this he was also laying down tracks for Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee’s Upcoming CD Contest, Methods Of Mayham, Anthony recorded on two songs for Tommy Lee with both songs placing in the contest, one placing first and the other placing third. Leaving the band Lone Wolf James to devote all his time on his Debut CD, (Scheduled to be released in 2011).

He continues to work hard on his Debut CD and plans to release his new music with videos as well and Re- grouped his new band for some new shows in the near future. Keep On The Look Out For Him and his band!

Links:
Website: http://www.anthonyedwinds.com
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/anthonyedwinds
Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Anthony+Edwinds?1=0
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/loving-like-friends-single/id433220262
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_srch_drd_B004X8AF8C?ie=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=digital-music&field-keywords=Anthony%20Edwinds

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Brazen

Products used: Clayton custom picks

“GuyPaul Thibault only uses Steve Clayton custom printed picks. Picks get left behind onstage by accident all the time. With custom printed picks, we can literally throw them out to the audience as a conscious part of our marketing strategy.”

More than a combined century of stage experience and all veterans of the Halifax club scene, Lisa “Lungs” Comeau, Jim Powers, David Muis, and GP Thibault bring an energetic ROCK show everywhere they go.

Brazen’s debut CD (nicknamed “$10 Whore”) was written, recorded and released in 40 days from start to completion. It’s been described as “Complex and passionate, yet very accessible, (it) provides a rich and satisfying musical experience.”

They held the #1 spot on the Halifax Rock Charts on Reverb Nation for almost 9 months straight, also hitting #1 on the Halifax Indie Charts and #15 on the Canadian Indie Charts.

They’re currently writing and recording their second CD for a summer release.

Links:
For tunes and info: http://www.reverbnation.com/brazenrocks
For the brief version of the BRAZEN devil girl: http://twitter.com/#!/BRAZEN_ROCKS
For an all-out chat with the devil girl herself: https://www.facebook.com/brazen.halifax

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CHUKSiNGH

Products used:“I like to use Steve Clayton products because the products are high quality, and my dealings with the company has always been a pleasure.”

CHUKSiNGH is a Guitarist originally from Sydney, Australia, but now based in Los Angeles. He has performed for years as a session Guitarist and Composer in Australia with several Artists and Bands in a variety of styles ranging from the latest Pop, RnB and Rock thru to Funk, Jazz and Reggae. His compositions have featured in television and radio, and has toured extensively around Australasia.

CHUKSiNGH is working as a freelance session Guitarist with various Artists and Bands in Los Angeles.

Links:
Website: www.chuksingh.com

Video: http://www.youtube.com/chuksing

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