NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Eight of the best rock bands from top companies across the country have advanced to the finals of the 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands.
The national competition is in search of the best amateur, company-sponsored bands, with the goal of promoting the benefits of making music, which have been shown to increase employee morale and productivity in the workplace.
The eight qualifying bands will take the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 1 – 2, and have the opportunity to earn the title of best corporate band in the U.S.
Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands is collaboration between the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Fortune magazine and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Gibson and Air Products also sponsor the competition, the proceeds of which benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's educational programs.
The eight finalists of the 10th Annual Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands include:
"D7" from Allied World Assurance Company – Farmington, Conn.
"Pete Dale & The Dealmakers" from BTI Systems – Ottawa, ON, Canada
"Shale Play" from Chesapeake Energy – Oklahoma City, Okla.
"DaVita Blues All Stars" from DaVita – Brentwood, Tenn.
"Unrestricted Entity" from Deloitte Consulting – New York, NY
"The Nuisance" from Hinshaw & Culbertson – Chicago, Ill.
"Title 14" from GE Aviation – Hamilton, Ohio
"Underpaid" from iTelligence – Cincinnati, Ohio
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers