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FRAUDSTER Guy Lacombe (BSM) is an evil man & now wanted by the police!



















Who is Guy Lacombe? He appeared on the music scene in late May of 2013. He started posting on numerous Facebook sites about his music promotion company, Backstage Montreal Enr.
This was right around the time we were releasing our CD “Spots”. We saw his posts on numerous sites and even heard him talking about his company and what they have to offer on a popular internet radio show “Inside The Music”, hosted by our label owner. We saw he was working with one of our label mates - and this made us feel pretty good about working with Guy Lacombe. I made contact with him, as we were really looking for someone who could promote our new record and reach and establish new contacts for us. The whole networking portion of the business is extremely time consuming and we thought it would be great if someone could do that for us so that we could concentrate on the performing of the music and the creation of new music. He even said he could help us find a keyboard player, which we were desperately looking for so we could play live. He seemed to be able to do everything we could not. At this time of contact, we already had gotten the ball rolling with the promotion of “Spots” all by oursleves. We had mailed out over 50 press kits. We discussed with Guy our belief that our music would be a good fit in Japan and South America - and guess what? He quickly told us that he agreed and without a doubt he could get our music into the right hands in those countries.
A few days later, Guy sent us a review (a wonderful review), which was posted on Clair and Obscur: http://www.clairetobscur.com/article-unified-past-spots-118660746.html
Guy told us that this writer was his business partner and head of BSM’s France Division - not sure but something tells me that was B.S! In fact, Guy LaCombe took advantage of this writer as well! He said that this review was just the tip of the iceberg for what they could do for us. He said he had a network of thousands of music contacts around the world! “WOW - this is awesome” we thought. He suckered us in with that review and that is where we made our mistake. We signed a deal for 6 months - Guy said he only does deals for a minimum of a year commitment, but I told him we didn’t have the resources nor did we think we could promote Spots for an entire year. So he cut us a “BREAK”. and we signed a deal for 6 months. Over those 6 months we wound up with 1 radio interview and one review courtesy of Guy Lacombe’s “Hard Work”.
After we signed, we sent him a bunch of CD’s and press kits - both “Spots” and “Observations”. He told us he was going to use them for contests as well as for shopping us around. We are aware of 1 contest - a cd giveaway he did on Facebook. He also never sent us back a signed copy of our contactually agreement??? He had us fill out an interview request form - stating it was going to be in “Rock Hard” and two of the other largest music magazines in France. Never happened. Then he was going to start his own magazine that would feature our interview. Never happened.
He told us that the owner of the site “Prog Archives” was a personal friend and that he would get us exposure there. The only thing we saw was a banner ad that we took out ourselves before we signed we Guy.
It was clear early on in the relationship that something was weird. He sent us a message that he was placing an ad on Facebook and I thought - REALLY???? I am already doing that stuff, I don’t need to pay someone else to do that - and it may get you “likes” but it doesn’t sell CD’s. He reposted and retweeted anything we posted. I never saw one thing he did outside of Facebook and twitter - and this was a man with “Thousands” of contacts worldwide.
He told us he was writing us a bio for inclusion on Wikipedia. I just checked - it’s not there.
In late August he told us he was shopping us to the largest distributor in Canada - he never named them but we know he told other bands it was Quebecor. He told us he had a meeting on 9/16/13. He was very interested in our record deal with Melodic Revolution Records. He wanted to claim the distribution fees for himself outside of the United States. When told that MRR needed to be part of the deal, we never really heard from him directly again.
We paid him for October and we paid him for November - and we never had one communication or one piece of anything from him. He wasn’t even reposting our posts at this point. But he kept taking our money.
Unified Past did their part in this relationship and anyone who knows us knows that we can be trusted. We paid Guy as soon as the first of the month came. He never had to chase us for payment. We answered his e-mails (the brief few he sent early on in our relationship) within hours! We answered his Facebook messages instantly. He asked us to make a radio spot, we had it back to him in two hours!
What did Guy do? Very little, and that is being kind of us to put it that way.

As veterans of the music scene, never have we ever been so gullible and so blind. How did we fall for this?
If it is too good to be true, it really is too good to be true.
We have seen where Guy has claimed his reputation was being destroyed by bands of one particular label. Well that’s because he targeted the bands from that label. These bands have all had similar situations.
This is just our story, many bands have a story to tell.
See the complaints board:
http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/backstage-montreal-guy-lacombe-c692160.html#c1419218

So what does Unified Past hope to accomplish by posting this? That any band or artist who is approached by anyone who claims that they want to help them - do your home work! Ask questions, do research. Ask for references and ask for proof.

If you are approached by Guy Lacombe and BSM (Backstage Montreal Enr) - remember this story - and also know that we are only one of quite a few that he did this too. We have all e-mails and facebook messages from Guy in our possesion to prove our claims. Please contact us if you are ever approached by this man - he is not to be trusted.

We cannot thank Colin Tench enough for opening our eyes to what was so obviously in our sight all along.

Artist of the month!

We are so blown away! Carlos Alberto Vaz Ferreira awarded us CD and Artist of the month for September on his fantastic progressive web site. It is an amazing honor and we are so appreciative of the support. The cd has been so well recieved it has truly surpassed our expectations. We truly want to thank all of our friends and fans out there who have been supporting us and helping spread the word. We hope you will check out what Carlos has to say about “Spots”. Please click on the link.
‘Til next time....



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"David,Thanks for the kind words - it means a lot to us."
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"Wow, what great music! I love the odd meter grooves and how it reminds me of older Genesis but being very, very fresh sounding. Great musicianship and arrangements."
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A progressive rock instrumental from "Spots". They're not superheroes but they might be characters! ***Warning - this song contains extreme musical language ...
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Fan of Music, Band, Musician, Song Writer
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Neo-Prog, Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Crossover Prog, Also a fan of other genres of music
Biography
Unified Past is the best kept progressive rock secret in The United States. Featuring a guitarist with a master’s degree in classical guitar performance, a bass player who has toured with numerous bands and musicians for the last thirty years and is currently a member of Joey Belladonna’s Chief Big Way, and a thunderous drummer, with a Drum Corps background, who has also appeared on several independent artist releases, there is most certainly plenty of chops to be found in this band’s music. But as powerful as this band can be, their overall sound focuses more on melody and song composition than it does on technical gymnastics.
Unified Past is set to release their 6th CD in their catalogue, “Spots”, on Melodic Revolution Records (MRR CD 22005) in the winter of 2013 and it will be their most gripping recording yet that promises to connect to all fans of progressive rock.
Blending seventies style progressive rock with modern day progressive influences, Unified Past delivers a unique and identifiable sound all of their own. If you are a dedicated fan of progressive rock music then Unified Past is for you.
Influences or Favorite Bands
Genesis, Yes, Rush, Kansas, Zappa, Savatage
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"From The Beginning"

Posted on April 24, 2011 at 4:56pm 0 Comments

Happy Easter Everyone! Some time ago Nick Katona sent out a “feeler” to bands. He was interested in getting an Emerson, Lake & Palmer tribute CD going and we jumped at the opportunity. As everyone knows, we love 70’s progressive rock and ELP is no exception. Since we presently do not have a keyboard player, although we are looking at this time, it was simply down to two possible songs to do - “Still You Turn Me On” or “From the Beginning”. We chose the latter. The song was a natural for us,… Continue

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At 12:27am on August 25, 2013, David Clark said…

Wow, what great music! I love the odd meter grooves and how it reminds me of older Genesis but being very, very fresh sounding. Great musicianship and arrangements.

At 3:49am on June 3, 2013, KIM SOLI said…

Hello Guys, 

     Your NEW ALBUM will be WORTH THE WAIT.    :-) 

     KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!   :-)    

KIM. :-) 

At 5:39am on August 24, 2012, Ian Hall said…

Ha ha, thanks guys! Just keep making that lovely music :-)

At 9:47am on April 28, 2012, Paddy Gallagher said…
Thanks for the welcome. Sorry for taking so long to reply as there's been a bit of sickness in the family
At 9:12pm on March 31, 2012, Len Rice said…

Thank you, sir! Pleased to have Unified Past as my first Power of Prog friend! Len

At 1:17am on March 6, 2012, Sifu Stephen Doe said…

thank you for the comment! I am enjoying your tunes as well.

At 1:19am on February 25, 2012, pete munday said…

Cheers guys, you have very impressive abilities and songs that are pleasing to the ears.

At 5:13pm on February 11, 2012, Karen said…

Thanks so much guys!! Happy to be in touch with you.  All the best!!

I would like to invite you to visit my band's web site!! I hope you enjoy it! MANTRAM

At 6:28pm on February 5, 2012, Elektryk Bestia said…

Cool tunes guys! Wow, you're from the new york area too!! Awesome!!

At 10:13pm on January 27, 2012, Placid said…

Thanks for the comment! We really appreciate it. Please keep it touch. 

 
 
 

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