The whisk(e)y is being gargled, the leather vests are being shined and powerstances are being perfected. Which can mean only one thing: preparations are underway for The Battle of the Ad Bands. Seven agency bands have put up their hands to rock your world this year. So here are the contenders gunning for rock godhood, along with the classic movie songs they've been given to perform.
THE CHASED – OMD
Highway to the Dangerzone (Kenny Loggins) – Top Gun
PEGASUS - DRAFT FCB
Don’t You Forget About Me – (Simple Minds) – Breakfast Club
BURNING SENSATIONS – FLYING FISH
Eye of the Tiger - (Survivor) – Rocky III
THE HATHAWAYS – OGILVY
Bright Eyes (Art Garfunkel) – Watership Down
Dr O - BCG2 / MEDIACOM
People are Strange (The Doors / performed by Echo & the Bunnymen) – Lost Boys
FRIENDS ELECTRIC – BARNES, CATMUR & FRIENDS
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Tina Turner) – Mad Max - Beyond Thunder Dome
DDBB - DDB
Suicide is Painless – (Mandel/Altman) M*A*S*H
Along with their allocated movie song, the bands will also be playing one cover and one original. Tickets are available here.
And the judges and MC will be announced soon.