Fish TACO won the Battle of the Decades

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Six agency bands took to the Kings Arms stage last night in a brilliant display of musical prowess, shady dance moves, and inflated egos.For the first time in Botab’s 10-year history, Flying Fish have taken out the championship title with their band, Fish TACO.

Although the judging panel, Matt Heath & Jeremy Wells (Radio Hauraki) and Matt Headland (NZME), say they were impressed by all of the performances, there could only be one winner.

Fish TACO’s set was tight and their vocals ambitious. They nailed the whole thing and the crowd wanted seconds – their encore performance only confirming their trophy-winning spot.

For their efforts, Fish TACO were awarded:

  • A production run of their own designed ice cream flavour from Much Moore Ice Cream
  • A Music Video recorded by Franklin Rd and produced by Fish&Clips
  • A day’s online post production at MandyVFX
  • A $500 Lunch at Prego
  • A carefully curated gift hamper
  • The coveted Botab trophy

Once again, Saatchi & Saatchi delivered the Best Performer of the night, frontwoman Kristine Green.  Her vocals and stage presence were unparalleled, winning her a travel voucher to the value of $1000 thanks to Fortis Travel.

Botab comms exec Katie Ward thanked all the bands that competed:

  • Fish TACO from Flying Fish
  • Still Serenading Shirley from FCB
  • Kurt Cocaine & the 27 Club from DDB
  • Friends Electric from Barnes, Catmur and Friends Dentsu
  • The Strands from Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Pegasus and The Job Numbers from ColensoBBDO

BOTAB 2017 again saw the support of the New Zealand Music Foundation. Funds raised through collections on the night and the sausage sizzle will go towards helping tens of thousands of Kiwis right across the country every year through music projects that change the lives of people in need.

“Thanks to everyone who gave generously,” Ward said.

The credits
Botab 2017 was proudly brought to you by: Flying Fish & the Commercial Communications Council. And of course Botab wouldn’t be possible without the love and support of sponsors Apex Insurance, Franklin Rd, Fortis Travel, Blunt Umbrellas, Event Cinemas, NW Group, Whittakers, Vodafone, Radio Hauraki, Mandy VFX, SOAR Printing, Monteiths, Fruit Guys, My Food Bag, Prego & Much Moore Ice Cream.

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