Cătălin Davidescu

Merchandise

Cătălin Davidescu

Merchandise

My first contact with music industry was in 98, when I worked for Hard ‘n’ Heavy Café. Here I saw the first live concerts with bands I have never dreamed to see just a few years before.

In close to 5 years I spent there, I organised more than 500 club gigs, with established bands as well as the new wave of alternative and hip hop bands. Basically I have assisted and consider myself contemporary with the birth of the Romanian underground as we know it.

Between 2002 and 2005, I was an event producer at Stage Expert, a great company of that time, where I gained lots of experience.

From January 1st 2006 till January 1st 2016, I was an event producer and eventually Head of Production with Five’s International, where I had my biggest professional satisfaction.

Having in my portfolio a few thousand organised shows – of all sizes and categories – in 2008, driven by my passions fo music, I opened a small booking agency which quickly became one of the main artist suppliers for almost all music tours of the time. Our own productions featuring big international names established us as one of the most respected companies in the business.

Unfortunately, in 2012, after a series of disagreements inside the company, I decided to go on my own, so in 2013 I established a new company – Dark Side Entertainment. This one has 4 departments: Booking, Bike, Ink & Merch, all of them having  as main denominator the passion for music that interconnects them all under the same roof.

Dark Side Entertainment is today a booking agency, concert promoter, tatoo parlor and online official merch shop for many Romanian bands.

The idea behind Dark Side Merch Division platform, is to support and encourage artists, established or up and coming, but also to educate the Romanian public to show their respect for the work of their favorite bands.

Dark Side Merch Division is doing design, production and official merch distribution for over 30 Romanian bands – underground and mainstream – such as Vita de Vie, Coma, Vunk, Suie Paparude, Implant pentru Refuz, etc. The digital albums, college jackets, troursers and t-shirts with bands logos and graphics, are all available on dark-side.ro online platform.