Corporates across Brisbane swapped suits for solos at the BrisBAND3 event on Saturday 24 August, raising more than $40,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Six corporate bands, made up of staff from CS Energy, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, VideoPro, and Uniting Care, took to the stage of The Triffid for an unforgettable night.
The show boasted classic rock, dance and 90s rock hits performed by each band before the grand finale, when the musicians came together to form the 'Super Group' for a show stopping performance.
CS Energy Executive General Manager Revenue Strategy Darren Busine (at left below) strapped on his guitar for The Turbineators. This is the third year in a row Darren has participated in BrisBAND so we talked to him below about his involvement in the event.
how did you get involved in brisband?
“It came about a few years ago during a conversation with Julian Dolby and John Greig from Deloitte.
John is also a part-owner of The Triffid, and we got talking about how we could utilise the venue to not only have some fun, but to raise money for a great cause. From the seeds of an idea, our first BrisBAND event was borne in 2017.
All funds raised on the evening go towards perinatal research being undertaken by Professor Paul Colditz, Director of the Perinatal Research Centre at the University of Queensland.
It’s a real privilege to use the power of music to raise money for such a good cause.”
Tell us about The Turbineators
“The genesis of the band was from my Ergon Energy days. However, CS Energy got the naming rights! Some former Ergon colleagues still play with the band.”