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date: Sun 03 Jan 2010 [07:54:54]
name: Inge Schaap
homepage:
location: IJmuiden/Alkmaar
comment:
Hey Frans, ben aan het zoeken geweest op het net naar je. En ja hoor kom ik je hier tegen en dat na ongeveer 25 jaar.Weet je nog wie ik ben? Inge Schaap.Does IJmuiden ring a bell? Lijkt me leuk om eens een mailtje te sturen, de contact info hier op de site werkt niet meer, dus ik hoop dat je dit leest. Mijn alias mail= sheepinblack@gmail.com

 
date: Fri 09 Jan 2009 [22:16:34]
name: laura
homepage:
location: liverpool uk
comment:
hello guys!
get in touch

 
date: Fri 07 Nov 2008 [18:56:42]
name: Bennie
homepage:
location:
comment:
when do you have an kick at Poortugaal ?

 
date: Tue 12 Jun 2007 [19:42:19]
name: De broer van Henk de Vries
homepage: debroervanhenkdevries.nl
location:
comment:
Wat een koele site zeg....

 
date: Tue 16 Nov 2004 [12:34:38]
name: Guido van Tienen
homepage:
location: Vlaardingen
comment:
Cool, visited a few concerts a very few years ago (pandamonium-Vlaardingen and somewere in Naaldwijk) and these concerts really were special!!!! Great music!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still trying to get some music from this great band, but it is hard to find!!!!!

 
date: Wed 03 Dec 2003 [06:27:21]
name: Patrick
homepage: http://www.desperadoagency.com
location: Amsterdam (City Of Sin)
comment:
Hé Peter,
How are you? Hope you are fine. Enjoyed our meeting in Amsterdam a couple of months ago. All the best with Red Boots .. Keep on rocking!

Best regards

Patrick

 
date: Tue 01 Apr 2003 [06:29:24]
name: Jo
homepage: gloucester
location:
comment:
Hey peter,
Website looking good now with the new pics on..
Bet u never thought i'd leave you a post! (Jon will never believe me!)

 
date: Fri 20 Dec 2002 [08:02:42]
name: piet
homepage:
location:
comment:
leuke site en toffen muziek

 
date: Mon 25 Nov 2002 [12:23:40]
name:
homepage:
location: OVERVIEW
comment:
He`s a savvy record producer that strokes your ego. He pushes all the right buttons, he talks the talk, and has all the right moves. His pitch is smoother than a fat babies ass. He gets his foot in your door -- then empties your wallet. How does he do it? Simple. He’s the guy who makes that o-so important call every striving artist waits a lifetime to receive, "Hi -- I'm a big record producer, I heard your material and I love it! Lets get the ball rolling!"

Ever so slowly everything changes. He deflates your ego -- insults you – threatens you -- then he tells you, "Give me your fucking money, sign this, or you'll go nowhere!"

This is the Mark Berry I encountered. And why is everyone in the Toronto music scene still stroking this guy? That is the topic of this report.

His resume (according to www.markberry.com),
”Mark`s multi-platinum award winning mixing credits include some of the biggest names in the music industry such as David Bowie, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Boy George, The Killjoys, I Mother Earth, Kool & the Gang, Yes, The Headstones, Voivod, Burton Cummings, Talk Talk and many, many more. Mark, in collaboration with his New York based manager Steve Scharf of Steven Scharf Entertainment has been responsible for over $4,000,000 US worth of international production and publishing advances to the Canadian artists that they have been directly involved with… In Canada, Mark as a producer/mixer has sold in excess of 500,000 units generating $5,000,000 in revenue for the Canadian record companies he has been involved with.”

Impressive (?)

It appears that Mark Berry, originally from New York City, gone Toronto, has left the recording industry behind. His newest pursuit is the bait-and-switch con game where he has everyone’s attention – including the FBI. Berry has taken on the full time pursuit of ripping off cold cash from would-be rock n’ rollers with stars in their eyes. But it appears that at least on this occasion he pulls the Devil card.

Strategy,
Berry uses all the tactics of a classic fraudster: convoluted talk, misspelled communications and "garunteed" results. He bullies his victims, threatens them with violence, uses buy pressure, contractual strangle-holds, slanders you and other companies (NOW Magazine), and falsifies his own business references. He also rides his "partnership" with the reputable Cherry Lane Publishing like a cheap whore.

Rubbing elbows with the big guy,
About a month ago I put out a CD for my band THE RULING CLASS. I did the usual send 100 or so CD's to Major and a few Indy labels; plus lots of college radio. On that list was Attack Records and Mark Berry. I was approached by a "Pat Desmond" from New Jersey who identified himself as Attack`s "A&R" guy. “Wow” I thought, “today`s my luck day.” He told me he loves my material so, "lets do something."

And something we did.

During my Due Diligence on Attack Records and Mark Berry, I discovered Scott Andersons article in NOW Toronto (http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/19/10/News/feature.html). After reading it, I decided that rather than back off, I would go head on with this guy and discover for myself the full extent of Berry's fraud operation.

I got him to spill his guts,
The following report includes 32 emails, a recorded phone message, and 4 word.doc ("Contract") that describe Berry's current bait-and-switch, churn-and-burn operation -- from start to finish.

It appears that back in the 1990's Berry would use mostly a "joint-venture" scam to rip people off (see NOW Toronto article). Now he just goes for an out-and-out swindle of between $15,000 and $20,000 (US) -- without providing a thing in return. He starts with a $5,000 initial "fee," then bumps it up by telling the victim to send more money and more product (CD’s) to "make things happen.”

 
date: Fri 25 Oct 2002 [05:49:42]
name: michel van hoof
homepage: www.blackroses.be
location: Belgium
comment:
I wish the guys all the luck !
Take care and till we meet "on the road" guys
take care
Michael( bassplayer) Black Roses

 
date: Tue 03 Sep 2002 [12:13:10]
name: willem
homepage: between (atos radio)
location: holland
comment:
hee beste mensen het was weer hartstikke leuk om jullie eindelijk eens te zien op treden heel erg tof
groetjes willem

 
date: Mon 19 Aug 2002 [16:50:49]
name: Frank Lay
homepage: Sunrise2sunset4u
location: Bracknell UK
comment:
Hi Guys
You don't know me but I love the music. I'm Pete's brother so hear all about you. Keep the music coming, it's great...

 
date: Mon 24 Jun 2002 [05:14:54]
name: Noud Schoenmakers
homepage:
location: Delft
comment:
Ben nog steeds benieuwd wanneer de CD nou daadwerkelijk uitkomt... April staat op de site...

En maaar wachten ;)

Gaan er nog dingen in NL happenen?

 
date: Thu 13 Jun 2002 [20:06:58]
name: Ali Ripcage
homepage: Ripcage
location: Glasgow, Scotland
comment:
How are things going guys? Any luck with the album release from Attack?

We are still waiting on ours.

 
date: Wed 08 May 2002 [13:19:25]
name: Michelle Vella
homepage:
location: California
comment:
I love ur song breathe. It is a good song.

 
date: Tue 11 Dec 2001 [05:38:46]
name: Hilde
homepage:
location: Ambacht
comment:
coole site hebben jullie. Wanneer treden jullie weer eens in de buurt van Rotterdam op, dan kom ik zeker weer een keer naar een concert.Hilde

 
date: Thu 08 Nov 2001 [13:19:51]
name: Steven Meijer
homepage: SIDEKICK
location: Amsterdam
comment:
Hallo JE, (spreek "J.E." eens kakkerig uit, doet me denken aan een kakker die Jan Evert heet)

Hebben jullie nog optredens in Amsterdam? Want nu ik in Amsterdam woon zit ik natuurlijk dichter bij jullie in de buurt, dus ik hoop jullie een keer te zien optreden.

Mzzl,
Steven

 
date: Tue 06 Nov 2001 [03:52:18]
name: True fan of Frans
homepage:
location:
comment:
Man, Frans Rocks!!

 
date: Mon 05 Nov 2001 [18:06:39]
name: huppelkutje
homepage:
location: india
comment:
wwar zijn nou die leuke fot's met die gekke figuurtjes? kan zuh nie finduh

 
date: Wed 17 Oct 2001 [16:36:01]
name: Jeroen
homepage:
location:
comment:
Coole site...probeer in de Amuse erbij te zijn....toertje samen met YAM...?(da's dan weer mijn bandje..)

 
date: Wed 10 Oct 2001 [14:52:29]
name: Sam
homepage:
location:
comment:
JE at Monkey Club rocked! The most fun I've had in Wales on a Sunday night.
PS. I think someone's pelvic x-ray has accidentally got stuck on JE homepage (blue image at bottom) Whoever's it is, they might need it back.

 
date: Mon 08 Oct 2001 [09:28:27]
name: Chris
homepage:
location:
comment:
Duurt wel lang hoor.. dat wachten

 
date: Mon 03 Sep 2001 [17:04:44]
name: Sian
homepage:
location: Ponty
comment:
Top band... hope to catch them again soon!

 
date: Wed 15 Aug 2001 [08:24:29]
name: Brendan
homepage:
location: The Valleys
comment:
We aint goin out like that

 
date: Fri 04 May 2001 [17:23:38]
name: Catherine Johnson
homepage:
location: Gloucester at home
comment:
Hi Pete its Cat just had a look at the website 'COOL'.And the cd is great have a nice weekend and good luck to all the bands c u Tuesday .Cat XxX

 
date: Sun 04 Mar 2001 [19:28:22]
name: Frank
homepage: Sunrise2sunset4u
location: Bracknell UK
comment:
Hi Pete
New version looks good. Just spent about half an hour browsing through it. Good luck to all the bands. See ya soon
Frank

 
date: Fri 17 Nov 2000 [12:51:45]
name: Hits Are Here
homepage: HIts Are Here
location: Belgium
comment:
If your interested in FREE advertising and Promotions in Belgium and Europe visit my site (www.hitsarehere.bizland.com) or email me at: hitsarehere@GetResponse.com
Where we can do some FREE promotions for your band.

 
date: Thu 31 Aug 2000 [00:02:34]
name: Jon
homepage: Locoz Records
location: Kent, England
comment:
Nice Site, Recently had a call from a friend 'Bob' who has just seen you at a festival, He spoke with Chris, Said you may be interested in being selling your CD on our web site.
If your interested please check it out....Keep all copyright's and pay nothing upfront. Growing daily.

 
date: Thu 06 Jul 2000 [16:34:20]
name: Jason Sanger
homepage:
location: From my igloo in Kazabazua...where else!!!!
comment:
Wassssup YOOOOOO!!!
HEHEHEHEHEH!!! Litter Litter!!
Good thing these recording sessions weren't scheduled in January, otherwise they would have really
seriously earned the GREAT CANADIAN ADVENTURE title!!
Anyways, Congrats on signing the deal with ATTACK!!!
Make it Work!!!!!
Hey cool pics, nice web site!!!
CHEERS
Jason Sanger

 
date: Tue 27 Jun 2000 [11:20:16]
name: SAM
homepage:
location: Earth - TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER
comment:
ROCK ON!!!
Congrats on the whole Canada bit. When can I buy the album? When?!! When?!!!
Best of luck with everything.
PS. Say 'hi' to ...... Bob.......BEALE!!!!!!

 
date: Thu 25 May 2000 [20:35:43]
name: inge eb martijn
homepage:
location: nl
comment:
hallo veel succes in de studio en maak er wat van!!!!!

 
date: Sat 13 May 2000 [14:12:38]
name: anji
homepage:
location: Staffordshire
comment:
give them hell in canada!

 
date: Sat 06 May 2000 [17:35:58]
name: Frank
homepage: Sunrise To Sunset
location: Bracknell UK
comment:
Hi Pete - Yep like it. Got all the stuff youy want to put over. I still can't play the music but that's down to me. Love to all the family. Good luck in Canada. Go and show em' how its down. Yeah - how about looking at my site...

 
date: Tue 21 Mar 2000 [19:12:42]
name: Marianne sister of Frans Bruens
homepage:
location: The Netherlands
comment:
I actually found you via Frans who is also looking to this page. Good luck in Canada. I wish the band all the fortune in the world.

 
date: Sat 26 Feb 2000 [16:24:21]
name: Abra
homepage:
location: UK
comment:
Is this a private chat or can anybody join in?

 
date: Fri 25 Feb 2000 [10:48:42]
name: Rik
homepage:
location: Rotterdam
comment:
Hi Shooli, No, we didn't talk, I was with someone else, but I noticed you and a friend told me your name. I.ve sent a picture to your email address

 
date: Thu 24 Feb 2000 [11:33:20]
name: Shooli
homepage:
location: London
comment:
Bye the bye - yes that was me, my hair has grown a bit now - but its still red - and I still wear that skirt sometimes

 
date: Thu 24 Feb 2000 [11:28:36]
name: Shooli
homepage:
location: UK
comment:
Sorry Rik I don't remember you - did we talk - But send me an E-Mail and a picture and who knows

 
date: Mon 21 Feb 2000 [11:35:33]
name: rik
homepage:
location: Rotterdam
comment:
Hey Shooli, I think I remember you from villa musica,
have you got short red hair and you wer wearing a red tarten skirt?
I had short spiky blond hair, was wearing a brown leather jacket.
maybe you coudl mail me. rik

 
date: Thu 17 Feb 2000 [15:32:53]
name: Ray
homepage:
location: USA
comment:
I've got a couple of your tracks - gnome & skull - on a cassette of dutch music,
somebody recorded for me a few years ago.
Can't remember who it was tho'
Having just got access to a computer, I looked you up. Couldn't find anything under "Journey's End"
apart from millions of hotels etc. But when I searched "skull" I found a connection to the LMP site,
which rerouted me to www.redbootsman.com - amazing
I like the soundclips and will be sending a cheque for the "you".
Do you have any plans to come to the states?
bye - RAY