Monday, 31 January 2011


Here are some more flicks from the Grand National Roadster Show over the weekend that our friends Jae and Stephanie Bueno took..

Friday, 28 January 2011


Its Day 1 of the Grand National Roadster Show... This is just a preview of what you have to look forward to if you are coming out this weekend.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Its that time of year again and we are getting ready for the show! Get your tickets and come out and support the Kustom Culture..

Monday, 24 January 2011


Check out this sleeve on a client who came in and wanted to add to the portrait he already had.

Sunday, 23 January 2011


Brenton Wood (born Alfred Jesse Smith, July 26, 1941, Shreveport, Louisiana)[1] is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his two 1967 hit singles: "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign".

When Wood was a child his family moved west to San Pedro in Los Angeles, California. He attended San Pedro High School for part of his freshman year before moving toCompton. In his high school years his family relocated to nearby Compton, where Brenton became a member of the Compton High School track team and received several awards for his athletic achievements.

Following his high school graduation, Wood enrolled in East Los Angeles College; soon after, he took the stage name Brenton Wood, possibly inspired by the wealthy Los Angeles enclave of Brentwood (some sources state that the name is in honor of his "home county"). During this period, his musical interests began to manifest themselves. He was inspired by Jesse Belvin and Sam Cooke, and he began cultivating his songwriting skills, also becoming a competent pianist.[1]

Early singles for Brent Records and Wand Records failed to chart. After signing with Double Shot Records, Wood had a hit with "The Oogum Boogum Song" in the spring of 1967. It reached number 19 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 34 on the corresponding Billboard Hot 100 pop listing. Locally in Southern California, "The Oogum Boogum Song" hit the top 10 on both KHJ, Los Angeles, and on KGB in San Diego. His biggest hit came in September of the same year, as "Gimme Little Sign" hit #9 on the pop chart and #19 on the R&B charts. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.[1] In the song, "Gimme Little Sign" is not sung, instead the chorus repeats "Give Me Some Kind of Sign". In late 1967, Brenton charted a third single, "Baby You Got It", again seeing top 30 success on pop radio in Southern California.

Wood continued to perform, even recording a duet with Shirley Goodman. He reached the charts again in 1977, when "Come Softly to Me" registered in the lower reaches of the listings. Following its release, Wood became part of the oldies soul circuit. In 2001, he returned with an album of new material, This Love Is for Real. Among his later appearances was a 2006 appearance on the Los Angeles public access program Thee Mr. Duran Show, where Wood and his band performed several of his hit singles [1].

Wood does not own the rights to any of his songs. They are all owned by the Los Angeles disc jockey, Art Laboe.[citation needed]


Thursday, 20 January 2011


Here is something new for Throwback Thursdays. Every now and then we are going to be breaking down samples that are used in new records...
Today we are showing you the sample from Empire State of Mind.
The Sample was used on Alicia Keys piano solo from The Moments "Love on a two way Street"
piano solo.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Here is a piece on a client who came in to add his girls names to tie in the warrior he got a while back..

Monday, 17 January 2011


Matt Barnes came thru the other day to get a Memorial piece of his Mother..

Friday, 14 January 2011


Here is a piece on a client who came down to ger her Husbands name down her ribs.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Here is one of Michael "The ArcAngel" for all of you walking through the shadow of death...

Friday, 7 January 2011


Here is a piece dedicated to the new addition to our friend Kurt Hoffmans family..

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Here is a recent piece on a client who wanted to get some of that custom one of a kind L.A. imagery to add to his collection.

Monday, 3 January 2011


Here is one from last year when we went out to Thailand.. Can't wait to go back!