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Lane Productions a total ripoff

Dave Spiggle of Lane Productions entered into written contract with Wayne Birkhimer to book the band Tease 5 shows in a period of 90 days. Only 1 booking took place. A request for the $500 deposit was made on July 4th when the 90 days expired and agreed upon by both parties. No refund was given. Many attempt have been made to get a refund and all attempts have failed. Mr. Spiggle was given 2 months to satisfy this debt or be sued. After many broken promises to pay Mr. Spiggle was sued in Franklin County Civil Court on 09-10-09 and lost. Civil case # 2009 CVI 039574 on website He has made no attempt to satisfy the court order.
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he owes me 500$ from the same in Europe and the Civil Courts wouldnt help i will get him another way that he will never forget!this time he has picked on the wrong Family.


This guy is single handedly ruining the business for everyone he comes in contact with. Avoid his business at all costs


leave this guy alone, never do business with him hes a liar and a crook


He did the same to me on a Pretty Boy Floyd date. Band canceled and he NEVER returned $350.00 deposit.


Lane Productions claims to be a booking agency based in Ohio, but it's a hoax. It's all the scam of one man who calls himself Dave Spiggle. He will charge your band $500 or more as a "booking fee" and he will not book one show for you. He will pocket the money and not return your calls or emails. He will tell you that the venues have turned your band down or some other lie. It's all a scam to take your money.

Dave Spiggle has zero connections with any clubs or venues. Everyone knows he is a criminal who is hard-up for cash and has to take advantage of hard-working musicians in order to (try to) pay his bills. We've been in touch with SIX bands who have the same complaints about Dave Spiggle and his fake company, Lane Productions. We've also been in touch with lawyers and collection agencies and have found that this man has outstanding debt in three different states!

Trust us! Lane Productions is a scam. We created this page to save other hard-working musicians from wasting their time and money on this loser.

The best advice we can give you is to record a demo and shop it to clubs and venues yourself. We've seen plenty of bands book great shows and book great tours without the help of a booking agent.

Don't waste your time with crooks like this guy, David Spiggle.

REAL booking agents are companies like Agency Group, Paradigm, etc. and they mostly only deal with signed bands. But don't give up just because you are unsigned! In the new DIY world of indie music, if you put the time and work in and start small you will get there. Just don't give up! And don't get scammed!


We're considering enterting into an arrangement with Mr. Spiggle; he gave me three references to call.

1 was disconnected, but the other two were supportive - both bands in OH, and both said they were happy with his performance and number of shows he was booking.

We'll probably go with one of the agencies that's contacted us that doesn't charge $500.00 out of the gate, but Mr. Spiggle did offer to enter into our agreement that he'd refund $250.00 of our $500.00 if we weren't satisfied.


well here's another scam by mr. spiggle, aka dave lane!!

said he was 39% owner of a local club, took cash, never paid back!! not to mention, he's not even allowed in the place, scammed them also!! the guy is totall ***, a liar and theif!! to all those who have a choice, STAY AWAY!!

or GET AWAY!! and tell your friends, and favorite clubs to do the same!!


I had a similar situation with Dave Spiggle of Lane Productions. He is a liar and thief.

He has no conscience about it.

I never got my money back. I recently learned there are MANY who were ripped off by him.


On January 13Th. Mr.

Spiggle was contacted by the Ohio Attorney General Of Ohio regarding the outstanding civil judgment against him in this matter. He was told to send payment thru the Consumer Protection Section of the Ohio Attorney General's office. I received notification on January 20th that full payment had been receiver in that office and would be mailed to me via certified mail. I would like to personally thank Mrs.

Davis, Consumer Protection Specialist for her help in this matter and am glad to have it resolved. Wayne Birkhimer


On 12-10-09 Mr. Spiggle agreed to send payment, no payment has been received.

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Lane Productions is a theatre production company based in Ireland. The company was started in 1998 and now it works on domestic and international scenes. Its founder Pat Moylan is an experienced theatre producer and artistic director who is also an appointed Chairman of the Arts Council.
Lane Productions has produced about thirty plays, mostly in Andrews lane Theatre. They also were performed in many venues throughout the Unighted Kingdom, as well as Canada, the United States and Australia. The company is known for its production of Alone It Stands, the play by John Breen which has been in constant production for over twelve years, captivating audiences in many countries where it was shown. Another Lane Productions’ successful work is a musical Keano, launched in 2004.

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