VIC FIRTH ARTIST
AARON MCVEIGH

Aaron McVeigh has played for bands such as Thought Crime (2001-2004), Sleep in Fame (2004-2006), Farewell Graceland (2006-2007), Karate High School (2007-2009), and most recently, Foxy Shazam.

Foxy's first album, The Flamingo Trigger is seen as a post-hardcore album, with some slight classical influences. Their second release, Introducing, the band embrased a wider number of genres, giving them a truly unique sound. Their latest release, Foxy Shazam, has influences ranging from Gospel, Soul, and Glam Metal. The band continues to surprise fans by keeping themselves original. Lead singer, Eric Sean Nally had this to say about the band's sound and musical direction:

"When I listen to a Foxy Shazam record I think of Evel Knievel, Bruce Springsteen, my childhood, Van Morrison, my old friends from high school I don't talk to anymore, Elton John, the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond, Iggy Pop and my first kiss. One of my favorite things to do when listening to my music is to close my eyes and picture a crowd of six million people all chanting "Foxy! Foxy! Foxy!" The lights go out and my band walks on stage. It gives me goose bumps. It all makes sense to me.When you listen to our record, think of your favorite things and it'll make sense to you as well. Foxy Shazam is not concerned with what category it falls into. We want to stand for our generation. We want to be the biggest band in the world. We are the Michael Jordan of Rock N' Roll."

Many media outlets compare the band to Queen and Meat Loaf because of their use of theatrics and over-the-tops lyrics. The band themselves have noted the similarities but believe that they are just all influenced by the same things.

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Aaron's stick of choice:
American Classic® 5BN
Tear drop tip. Ideal for rock‚ band and practice.
L = 16" | Dia. = .595"
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Visit Foxy Shazam online:
www.foxyshazam.com



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