Our friend and SJC artist, Craig Wright and the rest of the Eric Church outfit took the stage at the CMA’s last night with their latest single, The Outsiders. The performance was explosive and earned Church and the boys a standing ovation from the crowd. It’s been amazing watching this band grow and an absolute pleasure working with Craig to make his dream kits come to life.
Tim Brennan - Dropkick Murphys
Tohm Ifegran - From Indian Lakes
Rick Buhr - Rare Monk
Lee Cohen - Taking Charge
Frank De Santis - One Fell Swoop
Brian Clancy - Northern Downpour
Eddie Manruqiez - OK ROBOT
Pepperell Music Center
CJ - Thirion X
Shepherd Hill High School
The SJC Family Continues to grow.
First up, Louie Scalzo. Louie came on board a little over a month ago as we were looking for a new painter to operate in house. With a stacked history of painting and woodworking, we knew he was the man the for job. It also helps that this guy knows his way around a smoker and cooks up some insane treats from time to time! We’re stoked for Louie to be part of the SJC family.
Next, we have Chris Nikopolous (center). Chris comes to us from DCI Engineering where he was a lead engineering consultant. He has teamed up with our talented manufacturing crew to fine tune the operations, “SJC is currently undergoing an exciting shift in both our business and manufacturing. We are no longer focusing primarily on product innovation, but infusing that innovative culture into our business and manufacturing processes. We have a major focus of increasing our manufacturing capabilities throughout the year, as well as implementing lean manufacturing principles and just-in-time inventory management throughout our facility. What this means for our customers and dealers, is that we will be drastically reducing our turnaround time, while increasing the quality and breadth of our products.”
You may have seen this guy before, managing some of your favorite bands on tour around the world, his name is Mike Finn. Mike joined the team a couple of months ago to help increase our efficiency, level of service and personal attention with our Backline service as it continues to grow. If you ever need a SJC Kit on tour, drop a line ! Backline@sjcdrums.com
Last but not least, Danny Poulin has taken on the role of Brand Manager. Danny will be helping the brand grow into new channels while managing audience engagement and public relations. We hope that you’re all as excited as we are about these positive changes. Keep an eye out over the next year, as we push the boundaries on what a custom drum shop can accomplish.
Don’t miss out on Warped Tour - Europe Edition!
Make sure to tune into the all new Arsenio Hall show! Our man, Robin DiMaggio is killing it as not only the drummer of Arsenio’s Posse but also the Music Director!
The Swellers just released their new record, The Light Under Closed Doors. Such a rad album! Each track is killer
Check out Upstate Mosquito from Polar Bear Club’s latest release, Death Chorus! Follow @SJCDRUMS and @POLARBEARCLUB on Instagram to find out how you can win tickets to a PBC show, Death Chorus on CD, a SJC x PBC printed drumhead & a SJC Custom Drums zip up hoodie!
Check out The Crooks!
Last night in Santa Ana, our friend and new California resident, Mike Dravis came by to hang out and catch up. He happened to snag a bunch of sweet photos too!
The show was great and the crowd had a blast! New Found Glory put on an amazing set and Cyrus’ new kit sounded huge!
This is going to be a really fun tour - keep an eye on our Twitter account as we roll out contests and Meet & Greets in every city!
Eric Church - Creepin’