MASTERMIND ~ live dates archive
    Dates and places of past live shows. Upcoming shows are here.
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    2010 activity:

  • Feb. 19. 2010 - MASTERMIND "Insomnia" Mastermind's eighth studio album released by Lion Music without live support.
    The Berends Brothers play vintage Mastermind trio material on occasion in their live sets. Work on new music continues sporadically.


    2007 last live show:

  • Bill & Rich Berends regroup as The Berends Brothers Band, performing classic rock and occasionally some Mastermind material.
  • Jan. 13, 2007 - MASTERMIND, Pirates Den benefit, Whiskey Dix, Phila, PA -- Laura quits / last Mastermind live show to date.


    2006 live shows:

  • Dec. 30, 2006 - Cafe Oasis - Baldwin, NY FAREWELL 2006 PARTY
  • Dec. 22, 2006 - Berends/Wilson Trio, Whiskey Dix - Phila, PA - 1st gig
  • Dec. 16, 2006 - Sweeny's, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov. 30, 2006 - Hollywood Bistro, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov. 10, 2006 - The Dublin Pub, New Hyde Park, NY
  • Nov. 04, 2006 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • Oct. 28, 2006 - T-Bone's Boneyard - Huntington Station, NY
  • Oct. 27, 2006 - The Arena Bar, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 06, 2006 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • Sept. 30, 2006 - Cafe Oasis - Baldwin, NY HM DAVE'S 40th BD BASH
  • Sept. 23, 2006 - The Haunt & WVBR 93.5FM live - Ithaca NY
  • Sept. 16, 2006 - Hiesters - Reading, PA
  • July 22, 2006 - Cafe Oasis - Baldwin (Long Island), NY
  • July 22, 2006 - Jerry & Louise Show, CATV video taping, Shirley NY
  • July 15, 2006 - Bottoms Up - Flushing (Queens), NY
  • July 07, 2006 - Wild Spirits - Manhattan, NYC
  • July 06, 2006 - The 5 Spot - Philadelphia, PA
  • June 30, 2006 - The Rendevous - Perryville, MD
  • June 24, 2006 - The Haunt & WVBR 93.5FM live - Ithaca NY
  • June 17, 2006 - Finnigan's - East Windsor, NJ
  • June 10, 2006 - Max's Shot Club - Buffalo, NY
  • June 09, 2006 - Max's Shot Club - Buffalo, NY
  • June 03, 2006 - T-Bone's Boneyard - Huntington Station, NY
  • May 19, 2006 - Hollywood Bistro - Philadelphia, PA
  • May 13, 2006 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills, NJ
  • May 06, 2006 - Gene-O's Tavern - Waterford Works, NJ
  • April 22, 2006 - Cafe Oasis - Baldwin (Long Island), NY (pix)
  • April 21, 2006 - Finnigan's - East Windsor, NJ
  • April 08, 2006 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • April 01, 2006 - The Penalty Box - Philadelphia, PA
  • Mar. 26, 2006 - Mr. Beery's - Bethpage (Long Island), NY
  • Mar. 04, 2006 - Cafe Oasis - Baldwin (Long Island), NY
  • Feb. 25, 2006 - The Penalty Box - Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb. 16, 2006 - Whiskey Dix Saloon - Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb. 09, 2006 - Abilene's - Philadelphia, PA
  • Feb. 02, 2006 - Whiskey Dix Saloon - Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan. 14, 2006 - Funky Munky Lounge - Oceanside, NY
  • Jan. 05, 2006 - Whiskey Dix Saloon - Philadelphia, PA


    2005 live shows:

  • Dec. 24 - WBZC 88.9FM The Gagliarchives - Burlington, NJ
  • Dec. 15 - Broken EP disc released.
  • Dec. 17 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • Dec. 10 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills, NJ
  • Dec. 03 - Camelot Nightclub - Levittown, PA
  • Nov. 18 - Hollywood Bistro - Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov. 12 - Max's Shot Club - Buffalo, NY
  • Nov. 11 - Max's Shot Club - Buffalo, NY
  • Nov. 09 - The 5 Spot - Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 29 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • Oct. 25 - Cream reunion aftershow, Wild Spirits - NYC
  • Oct. 22 - private party - Warminster, PA
  • Oct. 15 - Camelot Nightclub - Levittown, PA
  • Oct. 14 - The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct. 08 - McDonnell's Bar - Blackwood, NJ
  • Oct. 01 - R.I.P. Bob Eckman
  • Sep. 29 - The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sep. 24 - Goth Stock, Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
  • Sep. 23 - Emerald City - Philadelphia, PA
  • Sep. 17 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills, NJ
  • Sep. 03 - Fem Gods Fest, Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
  • Aug. 20 - Pussycat Lounge - Manhattan, NYC
  • July 29 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ
  • July 23 - The Compound - Fitchburg, MA
  • July 15 - Wild Spirits - Manhattan, NYC
  • June 15 - Grape Street - Phila, PA -- welcome Laura Johnson (bass)
  • Apr. 30 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills, NJ -- goodbye Mike
  • Apr. 08 - American Legion Hall - Greenwood Lake, NY
  • Apr. 01 - The Pirates Den - Gloucester, NJ   (photos)
  • Mar. 05 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills, NJ -- Mike Fillius (bass temp)


    2004 live shows:

  • Hiatus, recording, & more fruitless bass player auditions.
  • July 24 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills NJ -- goodbye Greg
  • July 23 - McDonnell's Bar - Lindenwold NJ
  • July 02 - Otter's Pub - Pemberton NJ
  • June 26 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills NJ
  • June 18 - Walsh's Tavern - Warminster PA
  • June 05 - McDonnell's Bar - Lindenwold NJ
  • May  29 - Valexis Private Party - Stockton NJ
  • May  28 - Otter's Pub - Pemberton NJ
  • May  01 - Walsh's Tavern - Warminster PA
  • Apr.  09 - Nippers Pub - Franklinville NJ
  • Apr.  03 - McDonnell's Bar -Lindenwold NJ
  • Mar. 27 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills NJ
  • Mar. 13 - Frank's Tavern - Browns Mills NJ
  • Feb. 28 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills NJ
  • Jan. 31 - Country Lakes Pub - Browns Mills NL
  • Jan. 17 - McDonnell's Bar - Lindenwold NJ


    2003 live shows:

  • Aug. 23, 2003 - Jokes & Jams (Howard Stern fan club), Paradise Lake - Hammonton, NJ
  • Taking a break and revamping studio to all digital. Some recording for new studio album.

    Jokes & Jams, Aug 23, 2003


    2002 live shows:

  • Nov. 12 - The Conduit - Trenton, NJ
  • Nov. 02 - Never On Sundays - Cincinnati, OH
  • Nov. 01 - Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
  • Oct. 31 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI -- welcome Greg Hagen (bass)
  • June 29 - NEARfest 2002 Aftershow - Mill Hill Saloon, Trenton NJ -- Marty Desantis (bass temp)

    Elbo Room Chicago, Nov 01, 2002

  • Pretty much wasted a year auditioning bass players. Some recording.


    2001 live shows:

  • June 2001 - Prog, Fusion, Metal, Leather & Sweat live album released.
  • Jan. 27 - Heavy Metal Sound - Plainfield, NJ with Symphony-X -- goodbye Tim
  • Jan. 20 - The Beehive Theatre - Pittsburgh, PA with Symphony-X


    2000 live shows:

  • Oct. 28 - Sheehan's Pub - Gloucester, NJ
  • Oct. 27 - Reggies Cafe - Blackwood, NJ -- welcome Tracy McShane (vocal) & Tim Spillane (bass)
  • Aug. 19 - POWERMAD 2000 - Baltimore, MD -- goodbye Lisa & Bob
  • June 24 - The 9:30 Club - Washington, DC with TransAtlantic
  • June 20 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA with TransAtlantic
  • May 27 - Merry-Go-Round, Trenton, NJ - full 2 hour show
  • Apr. 1 - Sheehan's Pub, Gloucester, NJ
  • Feb 2000 - Angels of the Apocalypse album now released worldwide.

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    1999 live shows ... check out the LIVE album

  • 1999 dates with special guest Mickey Simmonds on keyboards:
  • June 26 - NEARfest 1999, Allentown, PA - review & photos here.
  • June 25 - The Vault - New Brunswick, NJ with Ice Age
  • June 24 - Upstairs At Nicks - Phila. PA
  • June 22 - Phantasmagoria - Wheaton, MD
  • June 19 - American Legion Hall -Lansdale, PA
  • June 18 - Merry-Go-Round - Trenton, NJ -- hello Mickey Simmonds (keyboard)
  • June 12 - Theater of the Living Arts - Phila. PA w/ GONG With guest Scott McGill 2nd guitar.
  • Writing & recording for the "Angels of the Apocalypse" album during this time.

    Prog, Fusion, Metal, Leather, and Sweat - LIVE!


    1998 live shows: POWERMAD II Festival
  • Dec. 11 - City Gardens - Trenton, NJ
  • Nov ?? - Excelsior! album released in Japan. Later in USA & Europe.
  • Oct. 30 - Orion Showcase - Baltimore, MD with Ars Nova
  • Oct. 29 - Merry-Go-Round - Trenton, NJ with Ars Nova
  • Sep. 11 - Merry-Go-Round - Trenton, NJ with The Pär Lindh Project
  • Aug. 22 - POWERMAD 1998 - Tall Cedars Hall, Baltimore, MD
  • July 11 - Merry-Go-Round - Trenton, NJ -- welcome Lisa Bouchelle (vocal)
  • Mar. 27 - Merry-Go-Round - Trenton, NJ -- welcome back Bob Eckman (bass) -- the last trio show.
  • Recording for Excelsior! with Jens Johansson during this time. A new beginning!


    1997 live shows:

  • This marked the end of Mastermind version 1, the power trio.
  • Nov 14 - Merry Go Round - Trenton, NJ -- farewell Phil
  • Nov 01 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD
  • Aug 25 - Club Kaos - Fremont, CA
  • Aug 24 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
  • Aug 22 - The Fenix - Seattle, WA
  • Aug 21 - Starfish Room - Vancouver, BC Canada
  • Aug 18 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
  • Aug 15 - Park West - Chicago, IL
  • Aug 14 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
  • Aug 12 - Ludlows - Columbus, OH
  • Aug 11 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Aug 10 - The Odeon - Cleveland, OH
  • Aug 08 - 7th House - Pontiac, MI
  • Aug 07 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY
  • Jul 28 - The Paradise - Boston, MA
  • Jul 27 - The Strand - Providence, RI
  • Jul 25 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Jul 24 - Tuxedo Junction - Danbury, CT
  • Jul 20 - The Bayou - Washington, DC
  • Jul 19 - Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
  • Jul 18 - Graffiti - Pittsbugh, PA (and all following with Fish)
  • Jun 22 - Sony E-Center (Tweeter Center) - Camden, NJ with Rush
  • Jun 08 - Jugendhaus - Leonberg-Höfingen, Germany
  • Jun 07 - Planet Pul Fest - Uden, Netherlands
  • Jun 06 - The Orange - London, UK
  • Jun 02 - The Royal Standard - London, UK
  • May 31 - Classic Rock Society - Rotherham, UK
  • May 30 - Wheatsheaf - Stoke-on-Trent, UK
  • May 24 - The El'n'Gee - New London, CT
  • May 01 - Live in Tokyo album released.
  • Jan 27 - Messe Hall - Sapporo, JAPAN
  • Jan 25 - Eggman - Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Jan 23 - On Air West - Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Jan 18 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD
  • Jan 17 - Middle East - Philadelphia, PA
  • Around the world in 3,650 days (tour stories).


    1996 live shows:

  • Dec. 20 - Boomerangs - Bristol, PA
  • Sep. 28 - New Rosdale Inn - Baltimore, MD
  • Sep. 07 - Orion Showcase - Baltimore, MD
  • Sep. 06 - The Middle East - Philadelphia PA
  • Sep. 04 - The Rock'n'Roll Cafe - NYC
  • Sep. 01 - PROGDAY '96 Festival - Chapel Hill, NC
  • July 20 - The Middle East - Philadelphia PA
  • July 12 - The Further Fest - Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ
  • July 07 - Shooters - Levittown, PA
  • June 25 - Until Eternity album released in Japan. Later in USA & UK.
  • June 28 - The New Ritz - Baltimore?, MD
  • June 13 - The Coda Club - New Castle, DE
  • June 01 - Orion Showcase - Baltimore, MD
  • Apr. 13 - The Electric Factory - Phila, PA (w/ Joe Satriani)
  • Feb. 03 - WBZC The Gagliarchives
  • Jan. 20 - Orion Showcase - Baltimore, MD


    1995 live shows:

  • Nov. 04 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Oct. 11 - The TLA Phila. PA - unplugged show w/ John Wetton
  • Oct. 08 - The Bottom Line - NYC - unplugged show w/ John Wetton
  • Sep. 16 - venue?? - Nashua, NH - 1st unplugged show!
  • Sep. 03 - PROGDAY '95 Festival - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Aug. 11 - The Middle east - Philadelphia, PA
  • June 24 - The Sidebar - NYC
  • Much of '95 was spent recording "Until Eternity" but more dates were possible.


    1994 live shows:

  • Nov. 20 - PROGSCAPE '94 - Towson, MD -- welcome back Phil (bass)
  • Nov. 09 - Tragic Symphony released in Japan. Later in USA & UK.
  • Most of '94 was spent recording, info is very sketchy for this year.


    1993 live shows:

  • Mar. 17 - begin recording MM III
  • Mar. 06 - The Fiesta Club - Willow Grove, PA -- goodbye Bob
  • Feb. 25 - Whispers - Browns Mills, NJ
  • Feb. 20 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • Feb. 13 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Jan. 09 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Jan. 30 - Winstons - Ewing, NJ
  • Jan. 23 - The Cell Block - Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan. 16 - New Heights Inn - Hightstown, NJ
  • Jan. 14 - Whispers - Browns Mills, NJ
  • Jan. 09 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ


    1992 live shows:

  • Dec. 12 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Dec. 11 - Good Times - Riverton, NJ
  • Dec. 05 - Winstons - Ewing, NJ
  • Nov. 21 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Nov. 14 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Nov. 13 - Good Times - Riverton, NJ
  • Oct. 10 - Good Times - Riverton, NJ
  • Oct. 03 - Good Times - Riverton, NJ -- welcome Bob Eckman (bass)
  • July 12 - The Cell Block - Philadelphia, PA -- goodbye Mark
  • July 11 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • June 20 - The Cell Block - Philadelphia, PA
  • June 14 - Whispers - Browns Mills, NJ
  • June 05 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • May 17 - Whispers - Browns Mills, NJ
  • April 29 - Whispers - Browns Mills, NJ
  • Mar. 21 - McGuire AFB Officer Club, NJ
  • Feb. 02 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Jan. 1992 - Mastermind Volume Two CD released by ZNR.


    1991 live shows:

  • Recording & possible gigs, info is very sketchy for this time.
  • May 25 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Apr. 19 - Stevie T's - Trenton, NJ
  • Mar. 08 - City Gardens - Trenton, NJ


    1990 live shows:

  • Dec. 1990 - Mastermind Volume One CD released by ZNR.
  • Oct. 24 - sign ZNR Record contract
  • June 21 - split with Magna Carta
  • Feb. 24 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • Jan. 25 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ


    1989 live shows:

  • Second half of '89 spent recording & mixing MM Vol.2 tracks.
  • Nov. 30 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ -- Mark Stavola (bass)
  • Aug. 21 - sign contract with Magna Carta Records
  • Most of 1989 was spent recording Brainstorm tracks


    1988 live shows:

  • Nov. 18 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ -- goodbye Phil
  • Sep. 13 - Ardmore Cabaret - Ardmore PA
  • Sep. 07 - Japsers - Bristol, PA?
  • Sep. 03 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • Aug. 25 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • Aug. 18 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • July 16 - Sweeny's Tavern - Philadelphia, PA
  • July 08 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • July 07 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • July 04 - private party - Levittown, PA
  • July 03 - John & Peters - New Hope, PA
  • June 30 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • June 23 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • June 18 - The Country Tavern - somewhere?, NJ
  • June 17 - The Country Tavern - somewhere?, NJ
  • June 16 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • June 09 - Club Caprice - Levittown, PA
  • June 02 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ


    1987 live shows:

  • Recording & more gigs, but info is very sketchy for this time.
  • July 04 - Easy Street - Hopewell, NJ
  • June 27 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ
  • April '87 - Mastermind Volume One cassette demo released.
  • Feb. 04 - The Empire - Philadelphia, PA -- the first Mastermind gig!


    1986 live shows:

  • Dec. '86 - recording tracks which will become MM Vol.1
  • October 30 - The Empire - Philadelphia, PA -- Bill, Rich, & Phil as "Voyager One"


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