MAD Week Loves The Early Bird
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your early bird tickets for MAD Week. They are available now up until June 28th … so be quick!
The Inside Series is two half-day session aimed at different sections of adland, intended to get you thinking differently about your work. Those interested in media, digital and mobile are invited to the morning session, while those with a creative & marketing bent to the afternoon.
Named one of the 10 Modern Day Mad Men alongside Sir Martin Sorrell by Fast Company, his blog Talent Imitates, Genius Steals is one of Mashable’s top 10 to follow, and he was named in the top 53 Creatives in the world at the Clio Awards 2012.
Act Name : Pat Hammond & The Exchanges
Act Members : Patrick Hammond, Michael Talbot, Ben Burrett, Phil Church
Description of Band:
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.
If you would like to see Pat Hammond & The Exchanges play at MAD Week’s “Battle of the Bands”, please leave a comment below and share it on social!