Following an overwhelming response from agencies, the finalists for the inaugural MAD Week Battle of the Bands have been rubber stamped.
The five talented acts will go head to head on Friday 19 July in Sydney hoping to be crowned the best musical talent in adland.
This year's finalists include: Strictly Sergei (Aegis Media), The Joe Brown Experiences (Multi Channel Network), Hot Lisa (Mindshare), Pat Hammond & the Exchanges (Mindshare), and The Sun and the Sky.
This eclectic cocktail of bands (plus solo artist) straddle numerous genres of music, including indie, classic rock, hip hop, and in the case of The Joe Brown Experience, we’re not quite sure given their bio reads: “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."