Rob Berends
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Position: Booking Agent/ Promoter/ Festival Programmer
Company: Paperclip Agency/ Conincx Pop Festival - Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Rob Berends started bringing international bands to The Netherlands in 1981. A little later Rob founded the company Paperclip Agency. The Feelies from New Jersey were the first band for whom Paperclip Agency booked a full European tour. Labels like SST, SubPop, TwinTone, Nettwerk and Amphetamine Reptile were quick to discover the ‘new way to tour Europe,’ and bands like Nirvana, Helmet, Hole, Screaming Trees, Lemonheads, Soul Asylum, Walkabouts, Doughboys, Mudhoney and many others picked Paperclip Agency as their European agent. Currently bands and artists like Gore Gore Girls, Sass Jordan, The Nomads, Jill Barber, The Cliks, I Muvrini, ECHLO (Chloe Charles), Blind Idiot God, 24-7 Spyz, Live Skull and others are represented by Paperclip Agency. The agency is also a dedicated, hands-on, Dutch promoter for acts such as 10cc, Afrika Bambaataa, And The Golden Choir, Goran Bregović, Crash Test Dummies, Yael Deckelbaum, Delinquent Habits, Heavy Trash, Huun Huur Tu, Nexø, Pussy Riot, and Sultans of String.

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