Alice In Chains Bassist Exchanges Nuptials with the Kings of Heavy Metal and Grunge

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Simon Carter rocks out Inez wedding in London Chic.

Michael "Mike" Inez (born May 14, 1966, in San Fernando, California) the Grammy Award winning rock musician best known for his role as the bass guitarist of Alice in Chains takes the plunge and starts a whole new chapter of life; Marriage. At an undisclosed location this legendary bassist will have his nuptials with his bride, Sydney Kelly, on May 8th, 2010.

With over 20 years of working with Heavy Metal, Grunge and Rock performances Inez’s wedding will be a who’s who of head bangers and rockers alike. Having deep roots in Seattle and years of headline tours the wedding guest list will be massively diverse. Rock and Heavy Metal legends like Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne to Ann and Nancy Wilson from of Heart will likely to be in attendance.

Taking only a short break in the Black Gives Way to Blue National Tour; Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney and William DuVall are sure to be toasting the newlyweds. With their first Grammy nominee and studio album in 14 years, 2010 is a year of great highs for the band and Inez. One of these great moments was working directly with Sir Elton John.

Elton John played the piano on their new album’s title track “Black Gives Way to Blue”. The song being a tribute to their late band member Layne was difficult for the band to record. “We equate it to losing a family member for sure. Especially the song Jerry wrote for Layne, and of course Elton John, he got the whole thing and wanted to come and play piano on that track so it wasn’t just the band going through this thing but our peers too.”

In January, Inez and the band Alice In Chains rocked the Grammys Red Carpet in London Chic West End by Simon Carter. The London Chic look was so popular with the band they asked celebrity stylist Cory Savage to reach out to Simon Carter to custom design the wedding party.

Tim Danser, VP of Bagir International, who represents Simon Carter in North America said “We are very proud to have been chosen as the designer of choice for two milestones in Mike’s life and career. We wish him and his new bride a lifetime of happiness.”

Simon Carter a London based apparel brand has been a significant fashion influence in the jet set Hollywood lifestyle. Jason Mraz, Dennis Keene, Josh Sussman and Crispin Glover all have chosen Carter for Red Carpet and posh celebrity events. Celebrity stylist Bahar Shahpar, Phu Styles and Cory Savage have recognized the London Chic Carter as the emerging fashion trend. The stylists continue to get high scores for their insight to trends and international fashions.

About Mike Inez:

Inez began his career in music by playing guitar and saxophone. Since the late 1980s, his career has consisted of the role of bass guitarist in popular hard rock bands. In addition to being a member of Alice In Chains, Inez has worked with other popular musical acts such as Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, and Heart.

About Simon Carter

Simon Carter, the “King of Cufflinks”, is known for excellent quality and great design with a touch of British wit. Simon retains the hallmarks of class and high fashion which are always London chic. West End by Simon Carter is retro cool, fun, and edgy while Simon Carter London is the modern gentleman’s brand. Simon Carter has its flagship store in Covent Garden, London and retail stores of the same name in Toronto, Osaka and Tokyo and is also available globally in stockist such as Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Selfridges, John Lewis, Brown Thomas and David Jones, has crossed the Atlantic and is available in a growing number of specialty stores in the US. Simon Carter London and West End by Simon Carter clothing lines are an exclusive partnership with Bagir International.

About Bagir International

Bagir is an exceptional designer and manufacturer of men’s fashion with innovation and technology. A triad of excellence receiving international awards such as The Queens Award for Innovation, and Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor Award, Bagir is one of Europe’s largest suppliers of commercial men suiting. In addition to Simon Carter and M&S, Bagir provides tailored suits in Europe for fashion giants such as Kenneth Cole, Next, Patrick Cox, Moss Brothers, Hugo Boss, Balmain, Burton, Belissimo and has its sights on the US market. Bagir is a leader and multiple patent holders in textile innovations, and designs. With technology innovation as a building block Bagir continues to be a juggernaught by turning their focus wholeheartedly to fashion and design. With their London Design Center, Bagir continues being the leader of commercial fashion by leveraging their expertise of UK fashion and their collection archives to create fashion forward designs for all their global markets and divisions. Their London Design center was created specifically to assist all divisions’ capacity to produce quick response fashions, as trends forecast youthful fashion changes every three to four months.

To learn more about Bagir and Simon Carter contact:

Tim Danser
VP of Marketing
Bagir International
499 Fashion Ave
New York, NY 10018


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