James Irvin: One Of The Youngest “Classic Drummers” Out There!

We just saw the nice article written about SilverFox artist James Irvin in the most recent Classic Drummer Magazine for his work with blues great Microwave Dave and the Nukes. Microwave Dave has received rave reviews on his albums going back two decades and from all around the world. Since most of their performances are in the southern United States (Alabama specifically), I would strongly suggest visiting their show listings, find the closest show and have some fun!

James is also a multi-instrumentalist, who has been seen playing guitar, bass, vocals, and more! He even released a solo record a couple years ago where he played all of the parts!

Check out his website for more detailed information! http://www.jamesirvinmusic.com

James likes to swing with the SilverFox 5A and Sweet Pea models (two of my favorites too!)

Photo Credit: 5th Monday Studios http://www.5thmonday.com/

LA Drummer Nicole Marcus – Factory Visit

SilverFox endorser Nicole Marcus stopped by the factory last week to not only check out our operation, but, to fill up her stick bag! She was in town preparing for a gig with her new project, The Furies, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. The Furies’ “front woman”, Lee Moretti, performs regularly with the band Third Eye Blind. Both Nicole & Lee took the factory tour and were impressed by our total “hands-on” operation. After show the ladies how we make SFX sticks, Nicole decided to show off her talents on one of our Grover Pro Custom kits.

Nicole’s choice is the SilverFox 5A for her “any gig-any time-,anywhere” stick, but she also keeps our ClawStix, Swiskas, BODs, and FoxTails on hand for situations that require something a little different!

You can find out more about Nicole Marcus on her websites:

More Great Artists On Board With The ‘Fox!

We are very pleased to announce that Chris Hood, drummer for the award-winning Hip-Hop/Rock outfit REHAB, has signed an endorsement deal with SilverFox Drumsticks! Chris has toured the world many times over and played alongside some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and Rock. Chris is currently promoting REHAB’s new album, “Welcome Home” around the United States.

Norm Leggio, of the bands Cage and Psychotic Waltz, has also signed on with us! Norm got his new batch of sticks just before leaving for the Power of Metal Tour and mentioned that he’s still using the same pair of sticks after 5 loud, heavy gigs into the tour!

Some other new and welcome additions to our roster are Trent Davenport (As Hell Retreats), Luke Hendershott (Before There Was Rosalyn), Kenny Howard (Independent), and Stephen Taylor (Lovers and Liars, Independent).

Chris is playing the SilverFox 5B, Norm is playing the SilverFox Fat Boy, Trent plays the SilverFox 5B, Luke plays our SilverFox HR, Kenny is using the SilverFox 585 and Stephen plays our SilverFox 5A and Rock Steady models.

Here is Kenny Howard performing a tune he recorded with the Jimmy Whip Project:

And The Winner Is…

The winner of our 2011 Facebook Challenge is Seth McCombs from East Rochester, New York! Be sure to visit our Facebook page and see all the different responses. Seth will be receiving a FREE brick of SilverFox drumsticks (he chose our 5A model) and one of our new t-shirts. Congratulations Seth! Keep checking our websites for more contests in the future.

In artist news, SilverFox endorser Kanky Lora and Straight Line Stitch have been confirmed for this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Another SilverFox endorser Alex Dontre and Psychostick are putting together a new album and will also be heading out on the road soon! When asked about his sticks, Alex said “One pair of Boston Bashers lasted me 11 straight days in rehearsals and in the studio. THAT NEVER HAPPENS!” Yes it does, Alex. Yes it does.

Kanky Lora plays the SilverFox 5A. Alex Dontre plays the SilverFox Boston Bashers.

Check out this awesome video from Psychostick.

Some Metal News For Ya…

So we just found out that SilverFox endorser Juan “Kanky” Lora, drummer for the band Straight Line Stitch, will be heading out on a tour with KillSwitch Engage starting on January 20th. They are doing a full U.S. tour (stopping in Boston February 27th…sweet!) and have a lot more tours and festivals on the horizon

(official news coming soon!). Kanky is also well-known for producing and engineering bands as well. Visit his website and see the nearly endless list of artists with whom he’s worked and/or played.

Visit Straight Line Stitch online:

Mr. Lora enjoys hitting drums with his trusty SilverFox 5As.

The New Year Shall Bring Great News!

Hard-hitting drummer and SilverFox endorser Jeff McCormack is quite excited about the new year coming up. His current band, Fifth Angel, is about to unleash a new website, some band news, some new press, and much more on January 1, 2011! Be sure to keep checking the Fifth Angel website for details.

This band is only one of Jeff’s many endeavors through the years. He has been

featured on more than 60 albums released worldwide, toured the world several times over, was inducted into the Christian Drummer Hall of Fame in 2009 (look for another SilverFox endorser Charles Shelton Jr. too!), and he also teaches a very successful youth ensemble called “Metal Shop” in Washington State.

Jeff likes to rock the SilverFox 5A-N.

Check out Jeff performing with his band Fifth Angel.