Saturday, September 12 - Performance Time is 7:50 p.m.
HELP SEND BAND FROM THE BOARDROOM TO CLEVELAND!
There are two BFTB events taking this week to raise funds for the Cleveland excursion:
Friday, August 21 (8:00pm-11:45pm) at The Roar Room
3645 Foothill Blvd., in La Crescenta
(No Cover; 21 and over)
Saturday, August 22 (8:00pm -9:00pm) at the Arcadia Blues Club
16 E. Huntington Drive, in Arcadia
($5.00 in advance / $10.00 at the door; 21 and over).
More on Band From the Boardroom at https://www.facebook.com/pages/BAND-from-the-Boardroom/.
Band From the Boardroom is a group of musicians from Southern California that wear suits during the week at the businesses they run, and on the weekend, they rock out! They have been selected to compete in the Finals of "The Playoff", a new national competition to find the best company rock band in America, at the venerable Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
The Music Gods have indeed smiled down favorably on Band From The Boardroom. The Southern California-based 'corporate band' representing Sante Fe, California based Swann Communications were selected to compete in the Finals of "The Playoff", a national competition to find America's best company rock band, sponsored by, and taking place at, the venerable Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 E. 9th St., on Saturday, September 12. Doors open at 7 p.m.; Band From The Boardroom performance time is 7:50 p.m. Tickets are $25. (which includes a tour of the museum plus the concert).
Inc. Magazine is also a sponsor of this very special event, which additionally features seven other bands competing that evening.
BAND FROM THE BOARDROOM - BIO
Three years ago, the Swann Security team and had a casting call for all Swann musicians and musician friends that are customers and suppliers. Many people from Swann joined along with their buyer from Amazon.com, their buyer from Microcenter who blows a mean blues harp and several other people from the consumer electronics industry joined in the jam.
The first two years, the jam was at SIR Studios in Las Vegas. When it grew larger they moved it to a new venue this past January at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, also in Las Vegas. They decided to use the jam to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and it was a great success, drawing almost three-hundred people and raising money for charity.
Band members include: Geoff and Jenni on percussion, Richard and Ozzy on guitar, David on bass, Mike on keys, Sandy on vocals and our company president, Keith on drums. Drummer Keith Oldridge says, “What a bloody trip! Band from the Boardroom is taking on a life of its own. To have our little jam band beat out 200 corporate bands that practice and did studio recordings for the submission is nuts!”
Singer Sandy Scott comments, "we really just fell backwards into this… becoming a real band. We all just play music for fun and because we have been livelong musicians, it is in our blood. The band works hard together during the day at the office and we blow off some steam playing music for fun! This is amazing that we would be given the opportunity to play our music for so many people-we are so thankful!”.
As their notoriety has grown, the group has been featured in articles including the Moorpark Acorn, the Los Angeles Beat, and AXS.com, among others.