Battle of the Bands – FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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‘Battle of the Bands’ is an event not just for guitar-playing rockers, but DJs, MCs and solo singers as well, pitting the most talented people from all walks of the media, marketing, digital and creative industries against each other in a gladiatorial match-up.

After a overwhelming response to the call for entries we have chosen five talented finalists.

If you would like to see any of these bands win the  “Battle of the Bands” title, please leave a comment below and share it on social! All VALID commentary will be classified a vote. 

These performers have gone into the final round. The final round has two judging components:

  1. Valid commentary left on this website.
  2. Live performance showcase on Friday 19 July for the judges and audience. The judging panel will then judge based on valid commentary and live performances to crown the winner of ‘Battle of the Bands’.

To see our finalists in action come join us on Friday 19 July at The Rocks from 6pm. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

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Finalist One: STRICTLY SERGEI

Company: Aegis Media
Members : Pierina (Pippa) O\’Brien – vox, Damian (Damo) Guiney lead gtr, Tom (Wheels) Barrow – skins, Matt (Soul Man) Soulsby – bass, Caroline (Cazbah) Schneider – lookin\’ good/tamborine, Robert (Frewy) Frew – horn, harmonica, gtr
Act Type : Band
Instruments : Pip – vocals, Damo – lead guitar, Wheels – drums, Soul Man – bass, Cazbah – lookin\’ good/tamborine, Frewy – trumpet, harmonica & guitar
Describe Your Act : An eclectic mix of indie rock and post modern Venusian surf rock featuring the founding vocalist from Bunny Monroe backed up by a ragged band of dudes who can rock the joint down (and create an awesome communications plan), with influences ranging from Link Wray to The Misfits and The Stones.

 


Finalist Two: THE JOE BROWN EXPERIENCE 

Company: Multi Channel Network
Members: Joe Brown, Tim Bowen, Sylvia Agabi, Cameron Langley, Alvin Ghersi, Alex Connell
Act Type: Band
Instruments: Vocal, Lead, Rhythm, Bass, Drums
Describe Your Act: If you listen close to the Joe Brown Exeperience, you can hear the sound of angels laughing. It’s like a bright spring morning, when the air is thick with impending storm, a sense of violence ringing in every molecule of oxygen and carbon dioxide, rendering the colors hyper-real. The clouds come rolling over the horizon and stretch their shadow across the land like a gangrenous paw. So far away. They seem to be moving in slow motion, yet by the time you realize they are upon you, it’s too late to seek shelter. There is no place to hide. This is the Joe Brown Experience.

 


Finalist Three: HOT LISA

Company: Mindshare
Act Members: Lisa Wiranto
Act Type: Band
Instruments: Vocals – Lisa
Describe Your Act: Hip hop soul

 


Finalist Four: Pat Hammond & The Exchanges

Company: Mindshare
Act Members : Patrick Hammond, Michael Talbot, Ben Burrett, Phil Church
Act Type : Band
Instruments : Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums
Describe Your Act : Vocals. Hammond – Coming from an opera & musical theatre background, has performed on cruise ships (Wild boys Afloat) and starred in many of the Southern Highland Theatre Companies famous productions including; My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof & Joseph and his amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Previous bands include The Raging Clues (drummer) and two of Bowrals\’ loudest Led Zeppelin cover bands, The Underground Peasants Association and The Elaborate Wizards. Guitar / Vocals Burrett – Canberra musical legend, having previously played on a stage once occupied by Kurt Cobain (albeit before a much smaller audience!) at the ANU. The musical genius (or dubious lyricist) behind the band. Just returned from a self discovery tour of South America and the Far East. Previous bands include The Ben Burrett Experience and solo work under the Ben Burrett from Mindshare name. Bass / Backing Vocals Talbot – Raised in the Blue Mountains 3rd largest hippy commune, he was exposed to both elicit drugs and elicit bass lines from a young age. This may be the reason it took 10 years before he realised he was playing the bass upside down. Previous bands include high profile blue grass outfit Uncle Jack and the Foggy Mountain Good Time Boys. Drums Church – Hailing from the UK\’s farming west country, where he learnt to play drums on hay bails and wheat stacks, this new project marks his debut in the Australian music scene. Previous bands include Monster & Door One

 


Finalist Five: THE SUN AND THE SKY

Act Members : Tim Pearce, Sam Pearce, Simon Pearce, Justin Pounsett
Act Type : Band
Instruments : Vocals, Synth, Guitar, Bass, Drums
Description of Act : We’re like The Killers with a dose of Placebo, but less eyeliner (unless we do well in this battle of the bands)! Tim sheds his suit after dark to front the band and imagine what it would be like to be cool (and a mormon) like Brandon Flowers. Sam gets all UX and UI on his guitar. He interfaces with Brian Molko, The Edge and Jimmy Page to make our songs bleed a little. Simon brands the shit out of his drum skins, releasing his design frustrations in a dirty and driving consistent 4 on the floor. Justin writes music for the industry, so he’s just a glutton for punishment, teeing up with 3 crazy brothers. He’s the only legit muso we know and we’re still not sure why he plays with us. 

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Author: Nicole Pusic

  • Beau

    OMG The Joe Brown Experience made my insides turn to silk and elevated me to new dimensions! They are my moon, my stars, and my universe.

  • Clancy

    Whoever that Joe brown is ,what a superstar.

  • Erin

    Joe Brown Experience have my babies please?

  • Guest

    Joe Brown Experience are epic! The guy signing is so dreamy.

  • Mel

    Joe… I’m coming for the experience!

  • Sylvia’s Fan

    Loving the JB Experience! And who’s that chick?? She’s smokin’!

    • Guest

      why that could quite possibly be me!

  • Stace the Ace

    You can experience my Joe Brown!!!

    • Case K

      yes please!

  • Case K

    I had a Joe Brown experience once…. it wasnt nearly as amazing as this BAND 10/10!!

  • Ez

    OH-EM-GEE The Joe Brown Experience is totally hot right now

  • Ez

    Joe Brown Experience – so hot right now

  • Sarah

    Joe brown are no average Joe!!!

  • Ivana

    I am loving the sound of Strictly Sergei!!!!

  • Rachael

    The joe brown experience is a polished and professional act. Her voice is like vanilla and his like chocolate. I was immediately addicted to their sound. Raw, intoxicating and beautiful, one song isn’t enough. Would love to hear their entire album.

  • Aaron Losty Robinson

    THE JOE BROWN EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!! AWWWW YEAAAHHHH

  • Jana

    They are all amazing!!!

  • Fletcher

    JOE BROWN EXPERIENCE BABY! WOOOOOO

  • Sandra

    Joe brown experience equals amazing … Love there sound Sylvia’s voice is incredible couldn’t help but listen to it over and over !!!!!!

  • Ryan

    Joey Brown that was heaps sick!!

  • Clint

    Friday i’m at lunch. AWESOME!!

  • GRACEY

    In love with HOT LISA. The girl is talented. She is off the chain ! Can’t believe she hasn’t been discovered on YouTube already and been signed. She’s so sweet, it’s insane.

  • Claudia Leasa

    HOT LISA IS NUMBER ONE!!!!! IM IN LOVE WITH YOUR VOICE!! MARRRY MEEEEEEE! ILL BE YOUR SUPERMAN LISA!!

  • Dexter

    hot lisa all the way!!! why havn’t i heard your voice before?! its magnificent!!

  • Susan

    wow hot lisa is the bomb diggity!! her voice is out of this world!!!

  • Renee

    HOT LISA you are one talented ladyyyy!!! workkk itttttttttttt girl.

  • Denzel Singleton

    hot lisa goes off

  • Mitch Bergin

    Hot Lisa’s definitely hitting the spot!

  • Maddi Nicotra

    HOT LISA !!!

  • Ron

    the HOT LISA experience is definitely number one without a doubt!!

  • Dicklong

    Hot lisa, she sings quite hot

  • Bob Freeman

    Hot lisa is awesome!

  • [email protected]

    GO LISA TALINA!! WOOT WOOT WOOT! DANG GIRLLLL!
    COLD LISA!!!!!!!!! WOOOOO HOT LISA!!!

  • Hayley Wagstaff

    “I’m looking for a superman, I know that he’ll take my hand. He’ll be my #1 fan.”
    HOT LISA’S #1 FAN RIGHT HURRR!
    But seriously beautiful song, beautiful voice.

  • Katalina Mathie

    HOT LISA IS AMAZZZINGGG

  • Guest

    jj

  • REX

    HOT LISA YOU ROCK MY WORLD ! You are a YOUTUBE SENSATION !

    • Lisa Talina

      hahahaha, thank you.

  • Erika

    HOT LISA –

    Company: Mindshare
    Act Members: Lisa Wiranto
    Act Type: Band
    Instruments: Vocals – Lisa
    Describe Your Act: Hip hop soul

    It should say,

    HOT LISA sings from the soul and connects with her audience in the deepest way possible. I think she truly sings and writes her lyrics from the heart and is the REAL DEAL. She has an amazing voice and I have no idea why we have not ever seen her on the television auditioning for a music talent show. This girl has TALENT. Her sounds on YouTube only get better and better.

  • Cindy Ho Sukemi

    HOT LISA IS NO1
    Vote for amazing voice

  • Brad

    Hot Lisa you are absolutely amazing!!!

  • David Rondo

    Really feeling Hot lisas jam right now

  • Jen

    HOT LISA has my vote for sure!!!!

  • Riz

    HAWT LISA

  • mando

    hot lisa stole the soul from the soul train

  • ZZ

    Joe Brown baby. all the way.

  • Ellie

    I woke up in the middle of the night after dreaming I had a Joe Brown experience.. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

  • Cindy Ho Sukemi

    Hot Lisa awsome ♥♥♥

  • Jacques Turner

    Hot Lisa killin it

  • Jacques Turner

    Pat Hammond & The Exchanges – great rendition !

  • Fillip

    yeah joe brown experience you sick puppies.
    I heard they give out free kisses. Count me in on for 654,000 votes.
    YAY!

  • Luisa Munoz

    JOE BROWN EXPERIENCE YEAH!!!! Love it sick xx

  • Anna Belle

    Is everyone in the Joe Brown Experience called Joe Brown? I want to have their babies. They rock my world!

  • Cath

    Strictly Sergi are sick!!