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“I’ve used SteveClayton guitar picks for years, without a doubt a top shelf product and a vital part of the Reverence sound!” – Bryan Holland Guitarist/Reverence

“We’ve tried many different picks over the years but none can compete with Steve Clayton picks, without a doubt the very best!” – Scott Oliva Vocalist/Guitarist/Reverence

“Clayton is the king of guittar pick consistancy and reliability for me every time! I use them picks because they’re quite simply the best picks around. I get the exact material, thickness and shape that works best for me.” – Paul Kleff Guitarist/Reverence

“Using Steve Clayton picks give me that same warm tonality that I get from using my fingers on bass, easily the most finger friendly picks.” – Russell Pzutto Bassist/Reverence

Products used:
1.00 & 1.26mm Clayton Black/White Delrin rounded triangle picks featuring the Reverence logo.
1.00 & 1.26mm Clayton Black/White Celluloid rounded triangle picks featuring the Reverence logo.
1.00mm Clayton Glow in the Dark rounded triangle picks featuring the Reverence logo.

Reverence is Scott Oliva (ex-Wind Wraith, Innerstrength, vocals), Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo Blade, Arrest guitars), Paul Kleff (ex-Metal Church live, guitars), Steve ‘Dr. Killdrums’ Wacholz (ex-Savatage, Crimson Glory, drums) and Russ Pzutto (Twisted Sister live, bass). The band was formed in 2010, hailing from the depths of New York City and Detroit, Michigan.

Reverence’s debut album, ‘When Darkness Calls’ was released on Razar Ice Records on May 3rd, 2012 to roaring reviews. The band headed across the pond for a UK and Europe 2013 tour and back to the USA for an East Coast run. Upon returning, with only a new four song demo they signed a three album deal with Marquee/Avalon Japan and went on to release their second album. ‘Gods Of War’ was released on October 21st, 2015 in Asia through Marquee/Avalon and the rest of the world through Razar Ice Records on November 4th, 2015 to more rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Currently the band has US shows booked and has European 2018 tour dates booked. The band will release a new EP on December 22nd 2017. A new live album, due spring of 2018 and the band is in writing mode for a new full length studio album by summer 2018.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reverencemetal
Website: http://www.reverencemetal.com/home/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reverencemetal
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ReverenceOfficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reverence_metal/

Matt Goodrich

Products Used: .80 mm White Delrin Custom Logo

“I was using Dunlop picks previously and wanted to get my own custom picks made with my name and logo. The cost through Dunlop was very high. I had a couple friends suggest looking into Steve Clayton. I looked over their product offerings and all of the artists they work with and was very impressed. I ended up ordering my first batch of custom picks at a fraction of the cost and they ended up being just as good or better than the picks I had been using! The people there are very friendly and easy to work with as well. I’m very happy to be working with such a good company.”

MATT GOODRICH is an Ohio born Country Music artist with a passion for songwriting. His biggest influences include Cody Jinks, Jason Aldean, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Eric Church and The Eagles among many others. Despite currently working a full time day job as a Chemist, Matt keeps a very active show schedule. He can be found performing around the Ohio area approximately 100-120 shows per year at various concerts, fairs, festivals, bars, and even private parties. He has won or placed in multiple songwriting / performance competitions and has been featured on various radio stations including Coast Country 100.9, 103.7 CKY iHeart Radio, and K96 WKFM. He has also been featured in various publications including local newspapers, country music social media sites, and Cleveland Country Magazine. He has opened for National country acts including Brett Eldredge, Chris Lane, Frankie Ballard, and Rodney Atkins. His musical goals this year include recording a professional demo of some of his new original songs, performing in Nashville, expanding the area in which he plays to include more cities, and opening for one of his idols. When he’s not playing music, Matt enjoys traveling, working out, hunting, fishing, hiking, cars and trucks, reading, watching movies, collecting guitars, and endless other hobbies!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattgoodrichmusic/
Website: https://mgoodric.wixsite.com/mattgoodrich
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattgoodrichmusic/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8hY9lulFBdjFKxdlqrC9JA
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/matt-goodrich-890071533

Red Devil Vortex

Products used:
Gabriel Connor : 1.52 Acetal Rounded Triangle
Pablo Kravicz: 1.0 Acetal Standard

My Clayton picks are savage! They’re unbreakable, good looking and ready to raise hell any time! – Gabriel Connor

Clayton guitar picks allow me to bring the best out of my playing and give me all the grip and punch I need! – Pablo Kravicz

From the shadows of Hollywood, CA comes Red Devil Vortex, a Heavy Rock group brought to life in 2016 by its constant changing nature, pulsing and urging to create a path of its own, bringing its excentricity, sarcasm, love, hate and amusement, all represented in bombastic live performances with heavy, groovy and passionate music.

The band, formed by Gabriel Connor (Lead vocals/bass), Pablo Kravicz (Guitars) and Iago Marcondes (Drums), released it’s first single and music video in October of 2016. Named “The Fallen”, the single is part of the debut EP, “Something Has To Die”, produced by Augustus Cryns (Westfield Massacre, Panic! At The Disco, Butcher Babies).

Red Devil Vortex has been the voice and shelter of those who seek for a new experience full of energy and excitement, living for the moment and enjoying every minute of it.


Official website: www.reddevilvortex.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/reddevilvortex
YouTube: www.youtube.com/reddevilvortex
Facebook: www.facebook.com/reddevilvortex
Twitter: www.twitter.com/reddevilvortex

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Products used: Clayton custom guitar picks

“When I found out Clayton made custom guitar picks I new I had to have some! Not only are they great playing picks but to be able to have my own brand logo and website printed on the picks makes them a great tool for marketing.I am always handing some out at every show!”

Northern California country artist, Mondo, is hoping to have his best year yet as an award winning singer/songwriter. Finishing off 2016 with over 220 shows and opening for major recording artists such as, Clay Walker, Easton Corbin, and Kelly Pickler, This Nashville recording artist is planning on heading back to Music City this spring to finish up his highly anticipated album, “ The Nashville Cuts” which is set to be released this summer. His first single off the album, “Time to Wine” is available now!

Subscribe to Mondo’s Mainstage Fan Club for upcoming shows and latest happenings @ mondolivemusic.com or follow him @mondo live music on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mondolivemusic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mondolivemusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mondolivemusic/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mondolive1

Rachel Rekkit

Products used: Clayton Orange Duraplex .60 mm picks

Rekkit says- “Clayton Duraplex picks are the best I’ve ever played. I used to carve nicks and grooves into my picks so quickly that I would get caught on them during a solo and have to throw them to the crowd out of necessity because they were useless. Now with Claytons, I toss my picks when I feel like it or see a fan with that look in their eye. Not because I have to get rid of this thing that is slowing my playing down. Clayton Duraplex picks have serious staying power”

After taking the Midwest by storm with their debut album then signing with RadicLea Records and a  new album called “Punks In Amerika” coming out in Fall 2015, Detroit-based Punk-Metal Powerhouse CrashDollz are poised to take over in 2016. Watch for CrashDollz super high-energy shows, unique songs and menacing female punk attitude on tour in 2016!







Products used: Clayton Custom Picks

“Clayton picks rocks! It’s important to feel comfortable with my picks, they’re part of my sound!” – Marko
“Love it! The shape, the feel, the sound‚ simply great!” – Aleks

Pavic are a Rock band from Rome, Italy. The band’s influences range from Classic Rock to Alternative Metal.
Their latest critically acclaimed release Is War The Answer was mixed by producer Rick Beato known for his work with Shinedown, Fozzy among others.
Recently the band opened at the Rock In Idro 2014 festival in Bologna, Italy. Pavic shared the stage with Iron Maiden, Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Opeth among others.
Check out the videos:
Song For The Rain (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsUdibJYCM0
Is War The Answer? (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNk7tHPnsDk
In Your Eyes (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTNPtaNu1mQ

Joe Calabro – vocals
Marko Pavic – guitars
Lorenzo Antonelli – keyboards
Aleks Ferrara – bass
Antonio Aronne – drums

Official: www.pavictheband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pavictheband
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pavictheband
YouTube: www.youtube.com/pavictheband

Mike Goncalves

Products Used: Clayton Custom White Delrin 1.00mm
“If you think it doesn’t matter what kind of pick you use, then you clearly haven’t played with Clayton picks”
Born and raised in New Jersey. Now lives in music city, Nashville TN. Traveled the globe touring with his band HIP KITTY. Huge supporter of our military, with 4 world tours entertaining our troops. In 2012 spent Christmas and New Years touring Afghanistan with Armed Forces Entertainment. Most recently with FUEL on their North American tour in support of the latest release ‘Nothing Left To Burn’.
Website: http://hipkitty.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Goncalves/161590647222323
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikegoncalves09
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mike_hipkitty/ 
iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hip-kitty/id266015802

Jeff Przech

Products used: Clayton Standard Duraplex Picks .88mm

“The first thing that caught my eye about Clayton picks was strictly aesthetic – I thought they just looked cooler than the other picks out there! Once I bought a couple of packs and started using them I noticed the difference immediately. They feel stronger in my fingers, last longer, and, most importantly, they just sound better than the picks I was using. Some might find it hard to believe that something as simple as a guitar pick can have an effect on your sound, but it most definitely can and does. I’m a Clayton convert and I’m not going back.”

“We can sit a while and I’ll sing some songs ’bout where we’re going, not where we’ve been” – Jeff Przech, “Back Again”

The new music from Jeff Przech (“Presh”) is a big musical departure from his 2018 release, “Jeff Przech & The Outfit”… which was a big musical departure from his 2015 debut, “Sounds Like Fresh”. While this might seem like a deliberate reimagining of his sound, Przech disagrees: “I don’t think you can call this a reinvention because I don’t feel I invented anything in the first place. I’ve always done the same thing with my songs and recording – I just chase the sounds I hear in my head.” Przech’s songs deal with struggle and the human condition, topics that are relatable to most. Przech gives his narrators a voice, even if that voice does not necessarily belong to Przech himself.Przech has released two singles in 2019 and is currently writing and preparing to release more music in the near future. He has also recently joined with Connecticut songwriter Kala Farnham to form a musical partnership. The two songwriters come from very different places musically, but they easily meet in the middle to both enhance each other’s songs and create new music.





Rob Jones

Products Used: Clayton Standard Shape, 0.60mm Duraplex Picks and Clayton Inner Lock Straps.

“In order to make it through long sets of singing and playing, having a good pick makes all the difference. Picks that notch and sound dull will kill your show faster than almost anything. That’s why I stick with Steve Clayton so I can focus on doing what I love.”

Rob Jones is the vocalist, guitarist, and co-founder of the American Indie Rock band Beyond Beyond. Known for catchy rhythms on the guitar and dynamic vocal melodies, Rob has always been in love with music, from growing up in a household that appreciated good music, to installing car stereos, then all the way to being an on air DJ and playing and singing every weekend, music has always been around.

Website: http://www.beyondbeyond.us
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/beyondbeyond_
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Rob Jones on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeyondBeyondRob

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Ryland Parrish

Products Used: Clayton Inner Lock Straps and Clayton Custom Standard Shape, 0.56mm Ultem picks.

“When you’re in an indie band, a lot of the times you’re “riding by the seat of your pants” and depending on your gear to help you make the money you need to get to the next venue or back home. Steve Clayton’s products offer the dependability we need for the peace of mind we desire.

My Steve Clayton locking strap is essential to helping me keep my bass on while I lay that bottom-end groove. When we’re recording and I need to play some lead for a track, it’s Steve Clayton Ultem picks that help me get that sound I need to bring the track to life. As a finger-picking bass player, I must say I give all other picks the finger.”

Ryland Parrish  is an American Indie Rock/Pop bass guitarist and co-founder for the band Beyond Beyond. Known for dynamic bass lines that, collectively, scale all of the octaves of his five string Spector®, Brandon brings a lot of attention to the bass by putting a lot of passion and technical skill into his writing. In August 2014, Brandon’s skill was enough to catch the attention of Spector Bass and Steve Clayton, leading to be endorsements by both companies.

Rylands’s exclusive strap choice for his bass is Steve Clayton’s Locking Strap model.
Although Brandon’s style of bass playing exclusively uses finger picking, he prefers Steve Clayton’s standard shaped Ultem picks with a gauge of 0.55mm when laying lead and rhythm guitar tracks on recordings.

Website: http://www.beyondbeyond.us
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/beyondbeyond_
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/beyondbeyondofficial
Ryland Parrish on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SnakeByteBass

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Patricio Stiglich

Products Used: Acetal Guitar picks, HexPicks and Socket Slides.

“After many years of playing I finally found the perfect pick. The acetal is an amazing material, it’s durable, non slip and has the right shape for all speeds of picking, the tone is great, it lasts long enough and it’s practically indestructible!! The triangular shape is perfect for guitar and bass. Now I can’t go back to my previous choice, totally recommended!!”

Patricio was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and his interest in guitar began at age 12; and although his current music influences are marked by the sounds of Megadeth, Metallica, Testament and other bands; It was with some Colombian music and folklore that began its first approach to music.

In 1999 he traveled to Spain to study classical guitar at the School of Albacete, where his influences were migrating to find the sound proposed by Joe Satriani, Vinnie Moore, Eric Johnson, Steve Howe, Yngwie Malmsteen, Frank Gambale, Allan Holsworth, just to mention some.

Patricio is a multi-disciplinary artist, performs different activities all related to music; creates jingles, composed and arranger for other musicians, teaches and works with other bands.

He graduated with the title of Master of Musical Arts from the University Francisco José de Caldas; currently his project: “Patricio Stiglitch Project” has two albums, shared the stage with Megadeth, The Alan Parsons Project, Shadows Fall, and has been in the Rock Al Parque Festival in 2010 and 2012 editions.

Website: http://www.patriciostiglichproject.com

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Rob Hendrikse of Lucky Faces

Products used: Clayton Custom White Pearl 0.80 mm Standard Shape, White Delrin 0.80mm and Acetal 0.80mm Standard Shape.

“By Far the best guitar pick I’ve ever used”

Lucky Faces is started in July 2011 as an acoustic counterpart of the bands Defense and Rough ‘n Ready, where both Rob & Angel also play in.

From that moment on, everything went very quickly resulting in more than 150 shows till present day..and still counting.
A variety of venues, festivals, car/biker meetings and Tattoo Conventions in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany where already a successful stage for Lucky Faces.

Some 2014 highlights were the two shows as support act for Dilana Smith (USA), the two combined shows with Gordon Smith (UK) and the release of their first EP.

The first EP of Lucky Faces ‘Something Old, Something New Pt. 1’ includes 7 tracks and is available at shows and on their website. Lucky Faces brings You acoustic classic rock and pop songs combined with their own work.

Their vision is easy……. Make music and let’s have some fun!!!

Lucky Faces are:

  • Angelica ‘Angel’ Heidenreich (vocals)
  • Rob ‘Fixxxman’ Hendrikse (Guitar & vocals).

Website : http://luckyfaces.nl
Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/LuckyFacesNL
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LuckyFacesNL

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Robby Luckets

Products Used: Clayton Custom Colored Delrin 1.14 Standard Shape and Clayton Custom Ultem 1.2 Standard Shape

“A guitar pick is like a way of life. And I choose Steve Clayton.”

Sandness is the result of a project started in 2008, when two sixteen years old friends Mark Denkley and Metyou ToMeatyou (bass and drums respectively) decided to form a hard rock band, trying to bring back to life the ‘80s with their original tracks. The band’s line-up went through some changes during the years. The only one who seemed to have the same ambitions of the other two members was Robby Luckets, so he joined the band in 2009 and became the new guitarist. After four years spent playing in four, Sandness has lately become a band formed by three musicians. During the last few years the band has achieved a good success in Italy and abroad and they had the chance to open the concerts for famous musicians like Adam Bomb in 2010 and L.A. Guns in 2011. Always in 2011 Sandness went on a short tour in the Latvian capital Riga and in 2012 they played in France for the renowned “Glam Fest”. Their first demo “Return To Decadence” has already been released in 2010, but it’s the second one “Life Without Control” that brought them some success all over the world, also thanks to the sales of their merchandise on the Internet. Sandness spent one year working hard on the songs for their first official album “LIKE AN ADDICTION”, which has been released worldwide on 5th April 2013 by Sleaszy Rider Records. On August 2013 and 2014 Sandness went on European tour and roused a great success, especially in Czech Republic and Belgium. They are now working on the songs for a new album, which is going to be recorded by the end of 2014.

Website: http://www.sandnessofficial.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sandnessband
Official video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIO9bA_bjU
Official video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbBt-hEaNIc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sandness_sleaze

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Mark Denkley

Products Used: Clayton Custom White Delrin 1.26 Standard Shape

“You just can’t get enough of Steve Clayton!”

Sandness is the result of a project started in 2008, when two sixteen years old friends Mark Denkley and Metyou ToMeatyou (bass and drums respectively) decided to form a hard rock band, trying to bring back to life the ‘80s with their original tracks. The band’s line-up went through some changes during the years. The only one who seemed to have the same ambitions of the other two members was Robby Luckets, so he joined the band in 2009 and became the new guitarist. After four years spent playing in four, Sandness has lately become a band formed by three musicians. During the last few years the band has achieved a good success in Italy and abroad and they had the chance to open the concerts for famous musicians like Adam Bomb in 2010 and L.A. Guns in 2011. Always in 2011 Sandness went on a short tour in the Latvian capital Riga and in 2012 they played in France for the renowned “Glam Fest”. Their first demo “Return To Decadence” has already been released in 2010, but it’s the second one “Life Without Control” that brought them some success all over the world, also thanks to the sales of their merchandise on the Internet. Sandness spent one year working hard on the songs for their first official album “LIKE AN ADDICTION”, which has been released worldwide on 5th April 2013 by Sleaszy Rider Records. On August 2013 and 2014 Sandness went on European tour and roused a great success, especially in Czech Republic and Belgium. They are now working on the songs for a new album, which is going to be recorded by the end of 2014.

Website: http://www.sandnessofficial.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sandnessband
Official video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIO9bA_bjU
Official video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbBt-hEaNIc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sandness_sleaze

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Rahul Bharwani

Products used: Exclusively uses the Nutone Extra Heavy picks.

“The Nutone picks really deliver in terms of adaptability and comfort. It feels great to play everything from jazz, metal and everything in between with it.”

Rahul Bharwani is a LA based session guitarist and lead guitarist for the band Godlike In Ruin. Hailing from Indonesia, Rahul decided to travel to the U.S to study at the prestigious Musicians Institute where he was able to learn a plethora of musical styles such as Jazz, Blues, Latin, etc. Musicians Institute is also where he met his bandmates and the rest is history. With 3 years of guitar playing under his belt Rahul is intent on furthering his proficiency on guitar as well as being an established musician in Los Angeles.

Website: www.godlikeinruin.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rahul.bharwani.54
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbtT4F8wcsthfdS8DUZwYg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rahulbharwani
Instagram: http://instagram.com/rahulb93

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Ryan Humphrey

Products Used: Clayton custom printed white acetal .63 picks, Clayton custom printed white Derlin .80 picks

“I love Clayton picks for a few reasons. One being they sound and feel great, while giving me different sound options on various songs. They are also great at making my logo and name look amazing so that I can stand out when I give them to fans!”

Ryan Humphrey is a singer songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. His music is best categorized as Americana with influences from T Bone Burnett, Jason Isbell, Ryan Bingham and Tom Petty. Ryan’s music is currently being played and can be purchased on virtually every platform available today. Most notably on Sirius Xm, iTunes, iTunes Radio, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Beats Music, and Rhapsody. He also is played locally on 106.1 The Corner, 3WV, and Hitkicker 99.7 Central Virginia’s Country Station. Ryan is a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is releasing a new EP entitled ” The Buried Truth” Spring 2014. The album was produced and co-written by good friend Brian Craddock of Daughtry. Mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters.

Website: www.RyanHumphreyMusic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RyanHumphreyMusic
Twitter: www.twitter.com/HumphreyMusic
Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/ryanhumphreymusic

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Pinky Doodle Poodle

Products used: Spike Sharp Standard 0.80mm, Spike Sharp Teardrop 0.80mm and Ultem Rounded Triangle 0.72mm 0.80mm.

“We like to use pick made of Ultem material. After having tired other pick brands out, we like CLAYTON pick best. Spike or Ultem picks seem to generate clear and sharp sound.”

Pinky Doodle Poodle is a high energy, female fronted rock band from Tokyo, Japan formed in 2008. PDP features lead vocalist/bassist/guitarist Yuria, a successful Japanese anime singer often heard in popular video games in Japan as well as on solo records and with her band Honey Bee (2004-2007).

Rounding out the duo on guitar is George, a long haired shredder/composer who brings PDP a musical sound reminiscent of a marriage of the MC5 and Bad Brains swirling under Yuria’s playful Japanese/English lyrics and melodies.

The band has released a handful of EPs in Japan and Europe and have just completed theirfirst full length LP in the US with producer / Goo Goo Dolls member Robby Takac at his GCR Audio Studios in Western New York. Their latest 10 song self-titled album is slated for release in the Spring of 2014.

Having recently done tours of Japan, Myanmar, Europe and a few select dates around the New York area in 2012, PDP is now concentrating their efforts on US markets and fans aroundNorth America and are eager to get the chance to bring their unique brand of rock to the US and Canadian fans.

Website: http://www.pinkydoodlepoodle.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pinkydoodlepoodle
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pdp_jp

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Products used: Custom printed Acetal 1.0mm triangle picks

“Ever since I tried Clayton guitar picks I never looked back. I play very fast and aggressive, and the grip, quality and durability of these picks are outstanding!”

MISCONDUCT was formed in the little Swedish town of Kristinehamn and have through the years developed their sound to a unique form of melodic hardcore punk. Through endless touring the band have managed to build up a very strong and loyal fan-base all around the globe.

The band has toured all over Scandinavia, Europe and North Amercia together with bands like Anti-Flag, Sick Of It All, AFI, Hatebreed, Ignite, Death By Stereo and have managed to built a very strong fan-base all around the globe. They’ve also shared stages with great bands like Turbonegro, Korn, Slipknot etc.

In 2005 they released their now classic album “United As One” and spent the entire year on road. The band’s 2005 release, ”United As One”, propeled them to a whole new level and the videos for the songs ”Side By Side” and ”No Boundaries” even broke on MTV and ZTV. In 2006 the band even received the award for ”Best Swedish Live Act”.


In spring 2010 MISCONDUCT released their album ”One Step Closer”, a must-have for fans of melodic punkrock, which recieved brilliant reviews from the press across the globe. The video and single “Closer” which has been directed by no less than Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Europe, Dimmu Borgir, Hammerfall etc.) have been on high rotation ever since the release as well as the second single “Naya” which features clips from the “One Step Closer” world tour!

The spring/summer 2011 offered a packed schedule for the band! A German tour in January/February together with THE DONOTS, a UK tour in march and in april MISCONDUCT supported the DROPKICK MURPHYs on a sold out arena-tour all across Europe. If this was not enough MISCONDUCT also did no less than nine weeks of Summer tour where they played at several of Europe’s biggest festivals together with band like BRING ME THE HORIZON, PENNYWISE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BAD RELIGION etc!

After an almost 3 months long summer tour all across Europe with bands like RISE AGAINST, BAD RELIGION, PAPA ROACH, H2O, AGNOSTIC FRONT etc. MISCONDUCT did their ”One Step Closer” European tour all over Europe in October together with SICK OF IT ALL and MADBALL. In November and December the “One Step Closer” Tour took over Scandinavia and MISCONDUCT + support SOLD OUT most of the venues on the tour.

In December 2012 MISCONDUCTs own version of the classic Social Distortion song “Don’t Drag Me Down” was featured on the “Respect Your Roots” Album (Strenght Records) together with great bands like Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Agnostic Front etc. The band also recorded a back to the roots video for the song which was premiered by BlankTV.

After endless touring since the release of “One Step Closer” in 2010 until spring 2012 it was now time for the band to begin the pre-production for MISCONDUCTs long awaited upcoming album. During the late summer of 2012 the band entered the Lion Head Studios in Sweden together with demon-producer Marcus Nowak to record the by far best MISCONDUCT album up to date. The first video and single ”Ready To Go” from upcoming album “Blood On Our Hands” was released 13.03.13, second single and video ”Solution” came out 13.05.13 and just now on 13.07.13 the third single ”Never Going Down” was released feat Joshi from German band ZSK. All videos are directed by Max Ljungberg and have already been on high rotation on radio and TV/video channels around Europé and North America. In September MISCONDUCT are heading out on their ”Blood On Our Hands” Release Tour 2013 so… Prepare yourselves!!!

Website: http://www.misconduct.nu
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/misconduct
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/misconductband
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/misconductswe
Twitter: http://twitter.com/misconductswe
Instagram: http://instagram.com/misconductswe

New video for “Stay True (part.II)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oopJ9l5qjQ

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Michael Valenzuela aka MADV

Products used: Clayton Custom Delrin 0.73mm MADV Triangle picks.

“I use and abuse Clayton custom MADV picks , the thickness of the pick withstands the torture I put them through on a daily basis.”

Michael Valenzuela was no stranger to music growing up in a very musically inclined family. He spent the majority of his younger years in Washington state. His father was a musician playing in several well known bands, a road manager, and owns his own studio. His siblings play instruments, as well. When this family gets together, the Valenzuelas can’t resist the urge to make music together. It’s no surprise Michael fell in love with music at a young age and caught the fever for creativity.

Valenzuela is a purely multi-talented musician, doing everything from playing guitar and keyboards to recording and mixing. He composes music of many different genres including hip hop, contemporary, Latin rock, neo-classical, rock and heavy metal. Valenzuela is also quickly making himself known for shooting and editing video footage.

A guitarist first, Valenzuela has a great passion for playing. He is a virtuoso of guitar. His instrumental compositions are both moving and many times complex. These works are definitely a treasure to the ear and when watching him play, to the eye. His intricate fingering styles using string bending techniques make it evident that his pinch harmonics and hammer ons can keep up with the most superlative guitarists of the 80’s. Though very experimentational, it is clear this man has studied some of the most prevalent guitarists of our time, to form his own style. The flow and melody of these instrumentals gives a great number of them a very neo-classical sound, full of deep emotion.

– Queen Eilene.

Website: http://www.madvmuzic.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/madvmusic2015
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/madvmusic
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/mikevalenzuela2007

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Marcela Campos

Products used: Clayton custom printed Black Celluloid 1.0 picks

“Over the years I’ve tried picks from all sorts of shapes, materials and places around the world. My search finally ended when I came across Clayton Picks, they are definitely the best! They feel great and allow me to get the tone I love plus they are customized, it’s just awesome!”

Native from Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Marcela Campos started her first notes on guitar at age 16. After taking private lessons with the renown brazilian guitar player Roger Franco for a while, she started playing on the scene of her city, and giving guitar lessons as well. Since 2008 she is engaged with the EXPOMUSIC (the biggest music product trade show from Latin America), where she has been performing for GNI Pedals.

Marcela came to the US to sharpen her skills at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM), under the instruction of great players as Tariqh Akoni (Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone), Jody Fisher (Mike Stern, Joe Diorio, George Benson), Art Renshaw (Joe Pass, Frank Gambale), Philip Bynoe ( Steve Vai).

After one year and a half of intense studies, she graduated from LACM and will be soon starting to record her first album.

Website: www.marcellacampos.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/marcelacamposg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marcela-Campos/294322440607454
MySpace: www.myspace.com/marcelacamposg
YouTube: www.youtube.com/marcelacamposg

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Peter Aves

Products used: Acetal Teardrops & Standards; Ultem Gold Teardrops

“Music has always played a huge part in creating special moments throughout my career; one of the first, of which I will always remember, is my Dad opening his Gibson SG case when I was 4, the teardrop pick between the strings; the Steve Clayton emblem has been engraved into my mind ever since. Using Clayton products today always project me back to that particular childhood piece of history.”

Peter Aves is a young, advanced guitarist aiming to continue to pursue his career in the music industry. This year has allowed him to extensively tour Italy, delivering music workshops, lectures and seminars to various age groups until early June, before returning to the UK to work for himself, dipping his fingers in as many pies as possible.

His previous experience mainly consists of live performances with various function & party bands, covering masses of songs, spanning many styles, decades and genres, including Ska, Reggae, Funk, Blues, Rock, Pop, Mod, Country… In addition to his cover work, Peter works with Shoot the Poet, a local, similar aged band from his hometown of Hartlepool, in the North East of England; who have their aims and visions set high for their own music, after rubbing shoulders with such artists as Kodaline, Primal Scream, the Proclaimers, Wheatus, King Charles, Dexy’s and many more. Pete has also involved himself with other performance areas such as working in the pits for musicals; and soothing, lounge music due to his reading ability.

Peter’s initial influence for playing guitar came from hearing the Argos advert as a child, with Status Quo’s ‘Whatever You Want’ gaining his interest. As an experienced guitarist and a huge Quo fan, his Dad stepped in, introducing him to the world of playing music, digging out his very first guitar which cost him a years earnings of paper-boy money! From then on, he was hooked. He grew up listening and playing songs by various rock and blues type artists (where his heart will always be), before exploring and training in Classical, Jazz and other electric styles.

Peter’s heroes now include: Toto, Thin Lizzy, Asia, Steely Dan, Gary Moore, Europe, Steve Lukather, of course Status Quo, and one ‘It Bites’, from whom he received a signed guitar from their front-man John Mitchell. It Bites played a great part in introducing Peter to Cort Guitars, of which he is also endorsed by, making use of both G series and M series models.

The family support that has been given to Peter could not have been more overwhelming, for which he sincerely sends his thanks to all who have driven him forward; in particular his parents Graeme and Sue, whom have given their time, their thoughts and their total devotion to Pete, allowing him to progress and making them 2 very proud individuals.

Shoot the Poet Website: http://shootthepoet.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/peteravesmusic
Facebook: http://facebook.com/peteravesmusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/peddeth

Gary Moore’s Redhouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0BT5pWatj8

Steve Howe’s Mood For A Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIpikII5Zuc

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Ronny Morris

Products Used: Clayton Custom Eco (White) 0.80mm.

“Steve Clayton has always been my number one choice when it comes to guitar picks. Maybe because it was the first guitar pick I bought when I first picked up the guitar. Wanting to develop a Eco friendly guitar pick reducing the Co2 and waste from any plast material and ink used in the production, it was natural for me to reach out to Steve Clayton, who wanted to collaborate with me. I’m super excited about our collaborate effort creating a guitar pick, which in my mind is one of the best ever, but also leaves a smaller carbon footprint in todays world.”

If you don’t want to put anything good out there, then don’t do it, urges Ronny Morris. And as if for good measure, he adds: “And that’s my opinion about everything. Get it? Got it.”

Growing up in a little town just outside Copenhagen, a young Ronny Morris got his first glimpse of the unique, intimate magic that music can bring to a person’s life in his own childhood living room. ‘When I was little, the prize possession in our home was my stepdad’s state-of-the-art stereo and his vinyl collection,’ Ronny remembers. ‘He would sit there, his legs crossed, his cigarette in the ashtray, sipping his coffee, and he would listen to the new album he had brought home that day.’ Ronny was already a nascent musician – as a small boy, he and his dad would play ‘rock band’ – but this was his first experience watching a loved one listen to music alone, in a moment of stillness, and get lost in that beautiful inner world music can create.

This may explain why Ronny’s taken time over his first album – as in, five years’ worth of time. But it’s been well worth the wait.

“Don’t build a house if you don’t want to build a great house, he reflects. “Don’t make wine if you don’t want to create a fantastic, delicious wine… Wow, he adds, “what a world this would be if people created stuff that way.„

Such a process is never going to be easy. But since hitting a low in his life (“it all seemed to go wrong at the same time, he recalls without self-pity), Ronny made a choice: to travel light and sharpen his focus. So he sold a heap of recording equipment and instruments he’d accumulated, and kept only a guitar, a Wurlitzer, a pencil and notebook and a coffee mug…

One stripped back demo later – recorded in his bedroom, as all the best demos are – he was licensing his songs to major US television series One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters, and The Ghost Whisperer.

“It was amazing. I sent out 500 copies and suddenly people were calling me. Result. Ronny Morris: as heard on TV, and soon to be seen.

To his delight and surprise, last year he picked up a Hollywood Music Award, for best original song, in the shape of ‘Every Time It Gets Real’ (played on The Ghost Whisperer). It was a track that had not even been released…

Until now, that is. For once he was on track, he knew he simply had to record the album that was emerging from within, even if going for broke meant, er, going broke in the process.

Ronny now reflects on the whole journey with a mixture of bewilderment and wonderment. “Sometimes I had no idea where I was going, but it always, somehow, felt like the right direction – from Stockholm to Prague to New York to Toronto…

“Man, he sighs, “I even had to see a hypnotist as I was terrified of flying.

At time, he had to pinch himself. “I remember sitting in the producer’s studio outside Stockholm, snow falling magically outside, thinking, ‘How did I get here?’.

And at others, he had to kick himself up the backside. “I knew the album required more before it would fully reveal itself to me, he recalls. This meant stepping out of his comfort zone, searching out, and sweet-talking, some of the best in the business to help – “praying that they would answer my call and that I could find the money to finish the work I had started.

He, they, something, somehow, made it happen. Call it fate. Or sheer bloody-mindedness. Or both.

But now, to Ronny’s uncompromising ear, it is finished. And he’s made the kind of record he believes people can stop to savour. People like his step-dad, who taught him the art of listening, back in the day. Lessons burned into the musical psyche of a little boy.

Today, in our down-load, fast-forward and shuffle-off culture, we’re in danger of missing the point, he believes: that a note emerges from the silence, and returns there, having entered our head and heart in the process, and touched us, moved us, nudged us towards some place better.

Towards Sweet Silence.

“Everything sounds better from within it, after all,„ he says. Like the Czech National Orchestra, who have scored their sound deep into the grooves of Ronny’s original songs. Like the production values of Adam Kviman and Steve Thompson, who know a good tune when they hear one. Like the killer hooks in this debut collection.

Love is brutal, they seem to chime; yet life is beautiful.

“I’m reaching out to whatever’s good in you, Ronny sings, in ‘Hey’. “It’s all that I can do. And sometimes it is. That’s what music does for you, after all. The pain may rule, the wounds may not heal, and for some reason, few of us “know how to feel free. Gazing at the world through windows: “It’s not all right… sings Ronny. It’s not all right.

And yet. Sinners don’t always disbelieve, for a start. You’d better believe it. All is not lost, necessarily; you and me included. “We can grow/Like a drop in the ocean we can multiply, and bring hope.„ Maybe it is all right, after all. This life is so young, and so near:

“My life is here. Hush now. A man in a suit lowers himself to the side-walk and puts his ear to the ground. Listening, for something. For anything. For everything.

Sweet Silence offers mystery at its heart. There are no answers here; but hints of awakening, musical and spiritual clarity, minor and major epiphany, inspiration: to listen harder for the sound of an unfolding story, and to rediscover something we might have given up as lost.

Ronny Morris is “looking at a world stopped dreaming… But fear not: “The first thing that comes to mind,„ as he sings, “is that I am alive.

Website: http://www.ronny-morris.com/
Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/RONNY-MORRIS/35397330048
YouTube: http://fr.youtube.com/user/ronnymorris

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Products used: Clayton Custom White Pearl 1mm, Polish: Pro lemon, Pro shine

“Finally a Pick that produces a Great Tone with an amazing Custom Print… Kudos Clayton..!!!!!!”

Redrum is a melodic Hard Rock Band based in Thessaloniki (Greece).

Athan ‘Lyssa’ Kazakis and Panos Baxevanis started the project in September of 2003 and a year later they recorded 12 songs in a local studio. After getting in touch with the well known German Vocalist Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart), they΄d sent the material to Duisburg, where Michael recorded all the vocal parts and co-wrote a couple of the songs.

Panos, Athan and Michael finally completed “No turning back”.

“No turning back” album was released at September 2007 from Sleazy Rider Records which took the best critics around the world.

In the first four years of excistence, besides their headliner shows, Redrum supported also a lot of well known bands like Bonfire, Tyketto, Krokus, Danger Danger, House Of Lords, Adlers Apetite, Blue Tears, Europe, Robert Plant and Glenn Hughes. They appeared on festivals like “Firefest” and “Rockwave” in Athens.

“No Turning Back” was the first Redrum Song released, included in V3 the third compilation CD of Melodicrock.com by Andrew McNiece in 2006.
In 2012 Redrum headlined “Rosewood Festival II” in Thessaloniki and also played at “Z Rock Festival” in UK.

For their 2nd album Redrum decided, to write and record together at RMB-Studios in Duisburg, Germany with Michael Bormann at the helm. In about fourteen days, 12 killer songs were written and the basics were recorded.

“You Can’t Buy No Hero (exclusive mix)” was the first Redrum song from their “Victims Of Our Circumstances” album released, included in V9 “15 Years Later” the ninth compilation CD of Melodicrock.com by Andrew McNiece in 2012.

These incredible songs are now ready to rock you on their new CD titled “Redrum ~ Victims Of Our Circumstances” worldwide released at April 26th 2013 through RMB Records along with a tour to support their latest greatest masterpiece loaded full of pure hard rock heaven.

Website: http://redrum-rocks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedrumOfficialGR
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RedrumOfficial1
MySpace: https://myspace.com/redrumgr
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperRedrumMurder


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Products used: Clayton Custom Duraplex 0.88mm and 1.00mm.

“I love using Steve Clayton custom picks because they are indestructible. Life of the road, multiple gigs, washing machines..Nothing diminishes their durability and feel.“ Jason Kay – Prehab

Like the mythical bird that rose from the ashes, Phoenix based Prehab enjoys a story of resurrection all its own. The Arizona foursome spent the mid 1990’s playing as the Bedspins along Tempe Arizona’s Mill Ave, and the Southwest. For almost five years between 1993 and 1998, the band logged more than 500 live shows preforming energizing sets of mostly original songs.

The Bedspins became a songwriting machine working under producer Andy Barrett of Gin Blossoms and Stevie Nicks fame. They almost never played the same set twice because they were always adding new songs, sometimes on a per-gig basis.

Some show highlights range from playing a taco stand in Benson, to playing Cricket Pavilion w/ Def Leppard (side stage), and Celebrity Theatre with Violent Femmes and Bloodhound Gang. In 1998, after five years of pounding the pavement, they decided to take a sabbatical exploring other interests.

In 2007 two dramatic events occurred to pull the former band-mates back together. First, a close childhood friend of the band, drummer Brent Steffey, died suddenly from a brain hemorrhage at the age of 36 years old. The funeral was the first time in many years that all the band-mates were in the same room together. Seeing each other again brought back miles of memories, and they all parted ways promising to stay in touch.

The second event occurred with a band member losing his battle with prescription drug addiction. He landed in Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre Antigua. Though-out his process on the path to sobriety he re-discovered his love for Music. This inspired him to pull vocalist Chris Kay out of hiding, and they started to assemble songs with the goal of landing a publishing deal. What started as a song catalog project, soon evolved into the reunion and a band that everyone was proud to be a part of: Prehab

This initial spark ignited the recording of One Is Too Many (A Thousand Is Never Enough). Released by Aahshaw records in January 09, the record was well-received and reviewed locally landing the band gigs and drawing enthusiastic crowds. Soon the band was back rehearsing and writing new material. After a short time there were 10 new songs and the search for an experienced producer began.

Many names were considered and soon it was obvious that John Hampton was the perfect man for the job. John has had an amazing career racking up several Grammys and participating in numerous Platinum and Gold records. Having recorded bands like The White Stripes, The Replacements, and Gin Blossoms it was a great honor that he decided to work with the band. The band flew to Memphis to record with John at the legendary Ardent Studios. The hallowed halls of Ardent have hosted thousands of artists ranging from BB King to ZZ Top. The vibe and history at Ardent inspired the band to track 10 songs in just 4 days.

After arriving back in Phoenix Prehab began working on the mixes with HB Abels who was instrumental in engineering and recording the first Prehab release. After months of additional recording and mixing, multiple Grammy winner Adam Ayan ( Nirvana, Foo Fighters, NIN, Keith Urban) mastered the record at Gateway sound. The result of everyone’s collective efforts is the new Aahshaw Records EP “ I Haven’t Been Completely Honest” (2013)

Shortly after completing the record long time drummer Jeff Bourne left the group to explore other opportunities. After several weeks of auditions the band welcomed Phillip Rhodes ( Gin Blossoms) to the fold. Phil brings years of experience as a platinum selling artist , performer and songwriter to band as well as a sense of humor that is a perfect fit.

The first single “ Not Coming Home” was heavily requested then added to 93.9 KWSS in August 2013. The band shot a full production video for “ Not Coming Home” which will be released in the fall of 2013. More singles and videos will follow into 2014.


  • Chris Kay: Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Jason Kay: Lead Guitar, Vocals, Songwriter
  • Chris Cantu: Bass, Songwriter
  • Phillip Rhodes: Drums, Songwriter

Website: http://www.prehabmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prehab/169463326442544
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrehabMusic
Instagram: http://instagram.com/prehabmusic#
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/prehabmusic/

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

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Pablo Sanchez

Products used: Clayton custom picks

“Clayton means more than guitar picks for me it means a dream come true an a solid base on my sound, they fit perfectly with my playing technique, super comfy and probably the most friendly guitar picks i’ve ever played” – Pablo Sanchez

Straight up From the tropical Costa Rica to the world, Pablo Sanchez guitar player, musician, producer and recording engineer also former member of BILLY THE KID band formed on 2008, Billy The Kid get worldwide notice for their particular way to blend hardcore and HipHop, Pablo is a main key on the particular sound of the band, he start playing drums but there was no guitar players that can create or shape the type of sound he was chasing, therefore he start playing guitar and he discover a real love and connection between his instrument and the idea and sound he was looking for, growing faster as musician he start creating and developing new sounds, which in formula BILLY THE KID come as a result.

Pablo is currently working overseas recording and producing new rising stars on Europe and all around the globe. he designate patient, determination, discipline and Straight Edge as the key of his success, he is currently touring around 8months a year with BTK therefore CLAYTON walk side by side with him along all his crossings.from such small country Pablo and his band are a vivid example of how if you persevere and work hard you can make dreams come true. More is yet to come.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BTK506

Also check his newest side project : http://www.facebook.com/crimewavescvlt

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Products used: Picks, straps, polish, slides

“We have always played and used Clayton products. They are simply some of the best in the business, and we will continue to use Clayton”.

Pump5 is a band playing So-Cal Rock and are music majors from the school of hard-knocks. Pump5 has been a road-worthy song-writing machine since it began.

With Andre Bonter (formerly of The Poor Boys) on the drums, hitting has a new definition when it comes to the attack as he puts a beat down on the rhythm! Speaking of rhythm, Andrew Cates sets the bass-lines only a true pro that has professional experience can! Johnny Fortune on guitar is one of the most under-rated “whittlers” to wield an axe and can shred with the best. Steven Todd Barnett (formerly of Ask Alice and She-Died) is an accomplished singer/song writer who has had numerous songs placed on TV , movies, and more.

This band is a crowd favorite wherever PUMP5 plays.

Reverbnation: reverbnation.com/pump5
Facebook: facebook.com/pump5
Website: www.pump5band.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/pump5band

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

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Radio Friendly

Products used: Clayton Custom Colored Delrin 1.14mm picks.

“We Love Steve Clayton picks because of the way they feel in the fingers and the way they talk to the strings lol! Best guitar picks in the industry. Hofman is the pickiest guitar player ever when it comes to playing with a product and he Loves his 1.14 Delrin Purple Love Is Alive picks. We also love the support this company provides as well True Family.”

There’s no denying that the power of music impacts lives. The members Of Radio Friendly have seen that truth become evident over and over Again and they testify to that power on their latest Record The Archives of Radio Friendly.

Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce on the band’s 10th album,
A simmering collection of potent rock anthems infused with the
Substantive, life-affirming lyrics that have always been the bedrock of
The band’s music. Following the success of their last album Love Is Alive
, Radio Friendly has been hard at work in the studio to bring their
Fans more of what they love. This newest addition to The Bands catalog will take you back
To the musical era of the 80’s, with sonic influences from The Ramones
To today’s edgy alternative-pop bands. Having shared the stage with
Bands and artists like DecembeRadio ,  Kutless , Building 429, Big Daddy
Weave, Matthew West, Stryper and many more, the band continues grow
And spread the rock-n-roll gospel all over the world. Brad Barth (Audio
Voyage) and Ty Tabor (Kings X) have masterfully produced and
Mastered songs like Give To God , and Love Is Alive”, written about God’s love that lives
In us daily and how we should thank Him for the constant light He
Provides. To songs like Go and Changed are songs that expresses how we become a “new
Creation” the moment we accept the payment that Jesus Christ made for
us on the cross. Their latest addition has a wide array of material. From over the 17 years they have

Been writing and recording songs as well as touring all over California and the west coast.

In support of the record The Band will be touring and making television and radio appearances.
Visit The Band @ radiofriendlyonline.com
For Booking Information, contact: Sanctified Management USA   209 996-6795
TSM Management twosidemoon.promo@ntlworld.com UK


Website: http://www.radiofriendlyonline.com/

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Products used: Clayton custom guitar picks.

“Clayton offers durability, eye catching aesthetics, and awesome customizability without breaking the bank!”

Sometimes things fall apart so better things can come together. This is the mindset of Chicago’s hottest female-fronted pop rock band “Phosphene”. Vocalist Jeni (of Persistence Of Memory), Drummer Andrew (of Beautiful Nightmare), Guitarist Joey (of The Tragic Loss Of Veronica Lake), Bassist Michael (of The Last Petal), and Guitarist Dan ( of Epiphany Dawns) quickly fell together after parting ways with their previous bands.

Keeping their spirits resilient in the face of overwhelming odds, Phosphene is known for being the hardest working band in Chicago. Relying on their talent, their message, and their unconditional love for Rock n’ Roll, Phosphene took off into the music industry with a running start and continue to make their presence known as they embark on their 2nd year together.

Working as a highly driven quintet, the band finished their first full length album, Any Last Words, which they released January 5th 2014 headlining the House Of Blues in Chicago. Prior to that show, Phosphene marked their debut as a band while headlining the official Lollapalooza after party at the Hard Rock Café in Chicago. Soon after their debut, Phosphene released their first music video on You Tube of their single, Let You Go.

On January 1st, 2014 the band hit 20,000 fans on their Facebook page making an extraordinary entrance into the New Year. They are leading the Illinois rock market with over 75,000 fans. Phosphene’s singles have been aired on different radio stations including 105.5FM THE KAT and 103.9FM THE FOX. They have been featured on TV on “The Mancow Show” with a special acoustic performance, They were also featured on ESPN “Friday Night Fights” with host Mike Tyson, and on FOX NEWS with reporter Eames Yates in a human interest piece.

The band has also done many interviews for different magazines, podcasts, and online radio stations that air all over the world.

Phosphene was the recommended artist on Reverbnation and the continue to hold strong in the #1 spot on the Illinois Rock Charts. They have shared the stage with many national acts including the Pretty Reckless, Lacuna Coil, Sick Puppies,Eyes Set To Kill, Cilver, Straightline Stitch, Adrenaline Mob, Bobaflex, Kill Devil Hill and Tantric.

Recently the band was nominated by the Chicago Independent Music Awards for the “Best Rock Band Of The Year”. Phosphene is currently touring the US and creating national buzz. They kicked off their tour on the east coast showcasing at the Millennium Music Conference (MMC) in Pennsylvania and then headed to Indiana where they opened up for Revolver Magazine’s Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour.They will continue to tour throughout March and April hitting accredited venues in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, Kansas,Colorado, Missouri, and Texas where they will be playing a showcase for “South By Southwest”.

Touring, Interviewing, and writing new music along the way, Phosphene is ready to take their journey in the music scene to the next level as musicians, songwriters, artists, performers, and friends. Jeni the lead singer of Phosphene states “We put our blood, sweat, and tears into this project and spent many sleepless nights perfecting and analyzing our music so it would not only reach the hearts but shake the souls of all our listeners.” and that’s exactly the emotional ride they are taking their fans on.

Get ready music lovers because Phosphene is ready to take the show and steal your heart!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Phosphene.Chicago
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/Phospheneband?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Phospheneband
Website: http://www.rubyoureyes.com/
Music Video (Youtube): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_wFd33XY6Q

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Mike Defendant

Products Used: Clayton Custom White Delrin Standard 1.00mm.

“I love to use Clayton’s “White Derlin” Custom guitar picks. Its a great way for bands and musicians to promote the word of their projects in style. the only pics in my collection when i tour are CLAYTON USA!”

Mike Defendant (Recently signed to Profane Existence) is a driving force in the Dayton, Ohio local music scene! Since the young age of 15 Mike has played hundreds of shows and has been on 3 national tours with his acoustic mix of FOLK and PUNK! you can find his music on many different sites all over the web by simply Google searching “Mike Defendant”.


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Patrick DeCoste

Products used: Clayton Custom Acetal Picks (Small Teardrop)

“After 20 years of playing, I finally found the right pick for me: Clayton’s custom acetal small teardrop picks. These picks are a triple threat: built to endure rock gigs, subtle enough for acoustic gigs and a great promo tool for music fans. I prefer the lighter gauges which sound awesome right out of the bag eventually molding itself based on your grip. I can’t recommend these pics enough.”

“Like U2 but with Van Halen-esque solos”: That’s how the media has described the instrumental rock of guitarist Patrick DeCoste (pronounced De-Coast). In the great tradition of Joe Satriani and Stevie Ray Vaughan, DeCoste combines virtuoso skills with rock and roll attitude to create his own unique sound. He’s got the chops to play in the orchestra pit for the Grammy-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, and the swagger to play his own original interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner at Shea Stadium for over 50,000 people. His 2 independent full-length releases have garnered internal acclaim, landed him opening slots for Billboard artists around New England and even scored him an Artist of the Year nomination.

Aside from playing some of the nation’s most storied venues, DeCoste’s “Office Drone By Day, Rock Star By Night” workshops have been featured at some of the most prestigious organizations in the northeast focusing on the art of juggling a day job while pursuing a career in music. He is also an “Instructor-In-Residence” at Bentley University and teaches privately.

Website: http://www.PatrickDeCoste.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PatrickDeCosteMusic
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PatrickDeCoste

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