|DESTINY CREW consists of:|
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David Pollack - owner, booker and problem shooter
Sylvia - booking and fixing problems
Kies - accounting
Benjamin - booking / assistant
Jacho - label manager
"Destiny" was founded in 1983 by David Pollack. We first started as a record - label and put out a couple of EPs and compilation albums of punk and hardcore bands from Berlin like: Porno Patrol, The Rest, Sick Pleasure, No Allegiance etc... some of which David sang in.
During this time (early / mid 80s) we also did shows most in Berlin for the lack of interest of venues wanting to work with punk bands, which quickly changed again.
Later the 80s we released more full length studio and live-albums of The Rest, No Allegiance, MDC, Rich Kids On LSD, Squandered Message, Combat Not Conform, No Pigs, Vellocet, Nickanuke, Verbal Abuse etc...
To promote the releases better we began to organize European wide tours for our bands. Till the end of the 80s our office was still based in Davids bedroom.´
At this time the record label wasn´t doing very well, and the fact live touring seemed much more fun and real, WAY MORE direct contact with people, so we decided to put most of our interest in booking European tours for melodic punk and hardcore bands from California.
(Again something that seemed to be lack of interest in from agents and labels at the time and again this changed of course with time)
Destiny - International - Tourbooking and Soundfabrik was born.
We don´t know exactly where the "Soundfabrik" thing came from. It probably was a mistake made by the company who made our very first business - stamps (we thought it sounded funny and ran with it.)
1988 we moved into our first real but very little office rooms in Oranienstrasse (Berlin-Kreuzberg). For 3 years we booked out of this very small office tours for bands like:
Bad Religion, Mind over Four, Pennywise, The Obsessed, Celebrity Skin, NOFX, SNFU, Lag Wagon, Rich Kids on LSD, Verbal Abuse, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, Youth Brigade, GWAR, etc...
The "Punk Boom" came and we had to work our arses off and definitely needed help. We had to move again....
The new office was big, there was more bands to book, more employees to feed, more bills to pay, more work, more talk.
The bands we have worked with is a big who is who – list of punk rock and hardcore... many have now gone, many are trying to make it still, and many are famous.
Destiny is split into two sections.
The other one is the label.
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