1. avatar legitmik
    Recorded an act last June called Tapasia.
    http://www.myspace.com/tapasia
    Many of you will know who the two main fellas in that band were.
    Still waiting to get paid.
    700 owing and despite many, many promises, the payment never appeared.
    Made arrangements for them to pay it back in installments. Still nothing.

    Has now got to a stage where the debt is being passed on to a collection agency.

    They have formed a new band called 'A Northern Light'
    http://www.facebook.com/anorthernlight?ref=ts

    If they approach you to record, my advice is to get the money upfront. All of it.
    The two fellas in question appear to have no qualms about not paying.

    Mik O'Connell
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  2. avatar DavidHill
    WTF Why do so many Drummers want to look and play like Travis Barker. Get a life and pay your studio bills.

    PLEB!
  3. avatar Rosshunter
    Quite a lot of people have been approaching me about this as I used to be in the band, and I appear a couple of times in the related topics at the bottom as I have probably posted everything to do with this band on here.

    I would just like to to make it clear that this matter is nothing to do with me as I parted ways with the band in March 2009. Hopefully the situation gets sorted as in the past I found it a joy to work with Mik.

    Ross
  4. avatar legitmik
    Sorry bout the hassle Ross.
    Yer a gent and I can't apologise enough for the unintended association.

    There was a different fella, Gareth was it?, was playing bass in that incarnation of the band. From what I could tell, he was depping until they found someone permanent.

    I have received plenty of support for my publicising of this and thank you all very much.

    http://www.facebook.com/legitmik?v=wall&story_fbid=125311287482060
  5. avatar MULLAN Extraordinaire
    2 low lives with no shame whatsoever. Beware.
  6. avatar shutyerbake
    My first post!
    Fuckin' magic post!

    Had a few run in's with these two over the years.

    They deserve to be completely blacklisted from the entire scene. Good fer nattin!

    This warnin was well needed to be publicised. They are brilliant at chattin shite too. They'll convince you they are the soundest pair in the world but they aren't good for their word in the slightest. Don't believe a word that comes from their bakes. They've talked their way into everything they've ever got and just used people with that magnificently well practiced bullshittery.

    Karma makes it all come back round in the end tho! from playing regularly in the belfast scene I've spoke to a shitload of people who've had bad experiences with the pair of them. The usual stories of coming across as pure sound only to be complete dodgers!

    Don't give up Mik! I know how ya feel buddy!
  7. avatar legitmik
    Cheers shutyerbake.
    Real shame the way things have turned out as I also thought they were sound lads.
    I have a few people get in contact who have had similar dealings with the two of them. Sharing a practice room and leaving without paying their share, that sorta thing.

    This as actually the second session I've done with them. A similar situation occurred during the mastering of the first EP, but Darren got in contact to record more tracks, (after they had eventually paid up) we mended the fences and despite assurances that they had all the money this time round, I find myself 700 out of pocket. Should've known better I suppose, but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

    I'm thinking of starting a support group...:D
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  8. avatar Leif Bodnarchuk
    Making their way in life with a "world owes me something" attitude is a terrible way to live, good on ya for outing them.

    Shame on 'em, they should pay their dues.
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    Making your way in the world today, takes everything you got,
    taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot, wouldn't you like to get away.
    Sometimes you gotta go where everybody knows your name,
    and they all think you're a robbing cock-ranger
  10. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    [quote:c459daad94="Rosshunter"]Quite a lot of people have been approaching me about this as I used to be in the band, and I appear a couple of times in the related topics at the bottom as I have probably posted everything to do with this band on here.

    I would just like to to make it clear that this matter is nothing to do with me as I parted ways with the band in March 2009. Hopefully the situation gets sorted as in the past I found it a joy to work with Mik.

    Ross[/quote:c459daad94]

    From what its worth all my dealings with Ross have been been positive.
  11. avatar MULLAN Extraordinaire
    Yeah, Ross has given me multiple orgasms too.