Ryan Marshall is the lead guitarist and singer of the internationally-acclaimed band "Walk off the Earth". They won the Canadian Music Award - the Juno - for Group of the Year 2016. Marshall first learned about StayBack Hats from his good friend and songwriter, Jay Duwyn. Jay, and his sister Ann-Marie (the founder of StayBack) were backstage catching up with Marshall before a show. Marshall was wearing a grey stingy-brimmed fedora for the show that night. Ann-Marie commented on the fact that his hat was similar to the one in a video she had made and had planned to use when launching her hat brand, StayBack Hats. She showed him the video of Trevor, doing parkour flips and stunts while wearing a StayBack Hat. As soon as he saw the video, Marshall excitedly asked to be involved.
And maybe it was fate that later that night, while onstage, Marshall's own hat (which was not a StayBack Hat) actually fell off during the show. It was the ultimate sign... He knew that many musicians and dancers would be interested in StayBack Hats because they looked fantastic and would not be a distraction during performances. He wouldn't need to worry about losing a hat during a show again. You can see Marshall wearing a number of StayBack Hats throughout our LookBook.
Andrew recently toured as Steven Tyler's lead guitarist. Andrew has mad guitar skills and has recorded with many Rock and Country artists. He is currently playing in "The Loving Mary Band".
As a recording artist and performing musician, Andrew wears a lot of hats. (pun intended). He was recently walking with a fellow musician when it started to become windy. Andrew immediately put his hand on top of his head and held onto his hat. He turned and watched as his friend, in a matter of seconds, took off his own cool-looking fedora, flipped something out of the crown and put his hat back on. The other musician then continued walking in the wind, without having to give his hat another thought. Andrew, on the other hand, had to continue to hold onto his hat to keep it from blowing away.
Andrew now has a cool woven raffia fedora by StayBack Hats. If he is recording indoors, he will usually keep the fitting system tucked up in the crown. But if he heads outside, he can easily flip down the system and continue what he's doing without having to "hold onto his hat".