Greg Behrendt visits Schecter!
We were excited and prepared for some scathing backhanded compliments the other day when Mr. Greg Behrendt, The King of Nope dropped in with his band mate Mike Eisenstein(Letters To Cleo). We took notice of Greg and his band The Reigning Monarchs' amazingly successful indie a gogo campaign to help them raise funds to record their new album.
With his huge success as a writer/comedian, Greg just seems like the kind of guy that would fit in very well with the staff here at Schecter, ie; sarcasm is our second language...our first being the language of love of course. We are passionate about the instruments we create here and we seek out others who feel likewise about their craft. Granted we do not have a lot of Surf/Ska bands in our roster to date, The Reigning Monarchs have the drive, vision, and do it yourself/damn the torpedoes! attitude that we embrace and encourage in our up and coming indie flock. You can see Greg and the Monarchs playing guitars from our Retro inspired design series, which coincidentally look as good as they sound, especially when paired with a nice sweater!
Check out The Reigning Monarchs Here:
And Here's some of what Greg had to say on his site about the visit:
On Jan 31st Mike and I were invited to Schecter Guitar Research
to check out guitars and the possibility of being sponsored by them to play their guitars exclusively. They knew who we were, so they are in a pretty exclusive club and possibly broken and deranged. But in fact they we're inspired by our story and Indie Go Go campaign. A super heavy hitter in the metal world (Nikki Sixx Avenge Sevenfold) Schecter are looking to branch out in other genres of music and have some new super rad retro inspired guitars that would go great with sweaters. Fuck dude it was like winning a contest. Mike and were met in the parking lot, taken on a tour by Johnny Indovina and Seth Miller and then escorted into a room full of guitars selected just for us n' left alone to play. Who does that for a surf/ska band with 9 fans? Total Willy Wonka deal.