Report: #1082075

Complaint Review: Island Boys Band / Willy Cruz

  • Submitted: Thu, September 05, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, September 05, 2013
  • Reported By: rajanjn — East Hampton New York
  • Island Boys Band / Willy Cruz
    3395 River Heights Crossing, Marietta, GA
    6383 North Country Rd, New York

Island Boys Band / Willy Cruz Liam O'Shaughnessy, William O'Shaughnessy, Liam Carmelo, Willy Cruz, Liam O'Seachnasaigh, Giovani, G Does not delivery and will never refund; unreliable and dishonest 6383 North Country Rd New York

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Kmarts Shoppers we have a deal ISle 5

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: A Rich Guy in the Hampons ripping Off Musicians

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He goes by Willy Cruz when booking (steel drum / steeldrum) bands. Two years in a row he did not deliver what we had written contracts for and he refused to refund me. The first year I asked for a two peice band with one a steel drummer. Last minute he said the steel drummer got sick so he sent two guitarists. He did not provide a discount for this issue and I wanted to be the bigger guy. The event was a success anyway so I didn't care. 

Year two though I thought I'd play it safe and had the contract specifically list the request for steel drum, 2 peice, and acoustic only. He sent 2 peices with a steel drum but the guitarist brought electric without a generator. We were on the beach so despite telling 'Willy' this and having it written into our contract he sent one musician that couldn't play. 

He avioded my calls to complain and instead wrote me an email suggesting I tell the guitarist to 'bang on a pot' as an alternative. He then agreed to refund 60% of my money, but insisted on charging a $400 service fee. He said he's a broker and broker always get paid even if they fail to deliver. He actually wrote this in an emai. Then as the week after the event went on he went radio silent and never refunded me despite not delivering per the terms of our written contract. 

So i looked into this guy. He goes by several alias to aviod being sued. These names are:

- Willy Cruz

- William O'Shaughnessy

- Liam O'Shaughnessy

- Liam Carmelo

and runs businesses called

- Ciclismo Giovani

- G Carmelo Enterprises LLC

- Island Boys Band

He uses a variety of numbers:

- 917 971 7973

- 877 508 8350

- 352 688 8304

- 678 653 9711

He keeps adresses in NY, GA, and FL. He's very carefull about hiding his entity especially in the band business where he has learned how to rip people off. He charges up front, locks you into a hard to fight credit card debit authorization form, and then could care less if he delivers what you requested because as he sees it, 'he's a broker and gets paid no matter what'. 

Do not use this guy. I used him and regret the experience. Not to mention he adds no value. He's just booking another band. He's not playing your event so just go direct. 

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Kmarts Shoppers we have a deal ISle 5

AUTHOR: Islandboys steelpan calypso band - ()

Yes there are Brides who hem and hawk at every dollar they spend.. so she sated she wanted a Two piece band .steeldrums..

then she states we didnt show up..then states we did show up.. so which is it?? well she failed to mention her budget changed and she callameed us asking for a discount.. a crying game of last minute woes.. so I said for your budget you can get a guitarist,, thats what we sent..

so she did get music.. just because you want the BMW doesnt mean that you show up at the BMW dealer with $5.. expecting to roll out the door with a Beamer.. sorry Bridelooza.. you get the Hyundai..hey its Korean.. they make good Kimchi  so all is not lost...

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

A Rich Guy in the Hampons ripping Off Musicians

AUTHOR: Islandboys steelpan calypso band - ()

OK So we read thru the sreaming acrid comments

Here is our summation of this Corporate raider gone septic:


First of: If we did a s*** job year one , why invite us back?? Uh Duh maybe your name is: Bozo.

actually here is this guy who likes to rip off musicians real info: 

Josef R Najar
Eleven Madison Avenue | 10010-3629 New York | United States
Phone +1 212 538 0797

he states his handle is : rajanjn.. like he;s a iNdian mogul who owns a Curry joint.

the real story is we shoed u at the beach, he was too cheap to rent a generator so we had to play without power .. acoustically.. then when all was said and done.. he clained he forgot his wallet and wanted to give us a promisory note.. well im not sure about you.but we have rent to pay and famiies to feed as well.. so im not sure if a our landlord or grovery store would take a promissory note..

We provided music for the second year.. and for the second year this Guy Josef came up with every excuse in the book to avoid paying us.. he has a full time job with benefits.. we play music as a profession, no benefits, no pension no health insurance..we dont live in East Hampton.. we live in Riverhead.. in a 1 bed apt..

given the fact so many banks and high ranking execs have been caught stealing from honest folk like you and me.. seems to me that the finger is pointed at the victim.. the Band.. when it should be the Coporate suit guy living life large off our sweat..

We all know that someday this Guy Josef and all the Wall streeters and bankers alike will get what they deserve when its time..until that time may there be less a******* like Josef R Najar 917-207 -7777

give him call if you want to learn how to steal from muscians, how to be greedy, how to lie and how to think BIG!!!




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