in 2001, THICK received a production deal from Attack records from Toronto Canada. Producer Mark Berry wanted to put THICK into the studio for the next record. Tom contacted local Music Attorney Paul Rapp, and together, Tom and Paul negotiated the production deal into a full Record release deal with Attack records. (If no other label picked up the next THICK record, Attack Records would release it AND THICK would also retain the masters.) All it required was $2500 from each member of THICK to put up the cash for the studio time.
Unfortunately, THICK was unable to agree to the deal. Singer John Grignon left. While Eric, Bob and Tom searched for a singer, they continued to perform. Recording spontaneous jam ideas became the songwriting process, and those ideas are heard here on “THICK – Live at Valentines”.