The Battle of the Bands … sort of
Brisband: corporates rocking it out for charity
31 August 2017: The big four professional services firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – along with CS Energy and VideoPro are facing off at The Triffid this Saturday night (2 September) in the battle of the corporate bands.
Who’s the baddest of them all? As the normally suited accountants, consultants and lawyers get out their tatts, their sneakers and peepers to get down and dirty to see who can raise the most money for their charities of choice.
John Greig, Managing Partner Queensland Deloitte said: “We normally slug it out at rugby or netball, but my counterparts and I thought maybe this time we could change the game and have a bit of fun with a serious intent. Our idea is to curate a corporate ‘Battle of The Bands’ type event and raise as much as we can through ticket sales for charities – especially those charities close to the hearts of our respective organisations.
“In Deloitte’s case we are supporting the Children’s Hospital Foundation, Perinatal Research Centre led by Professor Paul Colditz to help it in its work to improve the outcomes for pre-term babies and their families.”
The bands don’t often get the chance to play at a professional live music venue such as The Triffid and let their ‘badass’ out and be a rock star for a night. And with a rocking songlist of 30 hits you’ll find the music ain’t half bad either!
Kris Isles, PwC Queensland Consulting lead partner said "When the challenge was put to us to pull a band together we jumped at it, with some outstanding creative talent being discovered and unleashed to bring together the newly formed PwC band Pitch with Class. As we head into National Stroke Week next week, we could think of no more appropriate cause than the Queensland Brain Institute."
Greig said: “While the intent is not to be competitive, but raise some money for charity, there may well be prizes for the best spandex outfits or stage acts on the day to make it a bit more fun.
“Our hope is that the public, our work mates, as well as family and friends of the band members will turn out in force to support the event and snap up the 700 plus tickets now on sale. Tickets are selling fast but there is always room to make sure we all have an awesome night for a great cause.
The proceeds from ticket sales go to the five charities nominated below by the bands who are hoping to raise at least $25K in the first year from ticket sales, silent auctions, raffles etc. and so build on this to grow the event in future years.
- The supporting bands and their charities are:
- Deloitte Unintended Consequences – Children’s Hospital Foundation
- PwC Pitch with Class - Qld Brain Institute
- KPMG Making Up The Numbers - RBWH Foundation
- EY Buick Six - YoungCare
- CS Energy The Turbineators - Leukaemia Foundation
- VideoPro The Noise Enthusiasts -YoungCare