We stumbled upon "Boy From the Crowd" a solid hard-rocking duo from East London back in mid 2015. We're always on the prowl for new bands laying down raw and ripping tracks so we kicked off some back and forth with singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinny Piana. Needless to say we all talk the same language and share a common affinity for quality tone. It wasn't long before we had him test drive a set of our Fandangos! Tribute Series pickups in his favoured Tele.
It's been hectic around the shop with the holidays and all so we missed Vinny's original message telling us that he'd squeezed in a Lust for Tone product mention during a recent interview featured in The Huffington Post. Aside from being chuffed about getting a wee hat tip, we were more stoked that Vinny and Vegas are getting some much deserved media attention. Nice job gents!
Here's a quick excerpt from the article:
"What kind of guitar do you play? And why?
"Telecasters mostly. I'm nuts about them. To me they are the sound of Rock 'n' Roll. It's the Twang thing. Nothing does it like a Tele. I have a few, but I'm always planning my next one. One of the good things that happened recently, thanks to our little increase in popularity, is that we came to the attention of a great custom guitar pickups manufacturer in the USA called Lust for Tone. They love the band and they sent me some pickups to try and see how I like them. They are absolutely amazing and they have given a new lease of life to my Teles. It's like I've fallen in love again with the guitars I wasn't playing so much lately. I like other types of guitars too, like my Gretsch and my SG. But when it really comes down to it, I am a Tele guy. It's the sound I hear in my head and the guitar that delivers it best."
Click here for the full HuffPost interview with Boy From the Crowd.