Battle of the Bands Brisbane 2019
Performer: Are you ready? Well, it goes like this.
Paula: This event is so important because it celebrates who we are. It celebrates all of our diversity, it celebrates all of our customers, it celebrates all of our staff and all of us just really coming together to imagine what’s possible.
Performer: Words can’t even describe how proud of everyone I am.
Amanda: Yeah, I think this is a really important platform for anyone really, regardless of your ability. To be able to express yourself creatively and sink in to something that you enjoy. I mean, music is a real leveller, it’s something that really brings people together and today is an example of that. To say ‘joy’ would be an understatement I think. I just really think it’s great watching people who have potentially never been on stage or done anything like this before.
Performer: All of youse are the best! I care about all of youse, Chelsea, you’re the best service in the whole world.
Performers: We smashed it! We smashed it!
Performers: We are ready to rumble. Ready to rumble! Ready to rumble!
Performer: We’re going to knock the stage, we’re going to rock!
Paula: Be strong, be brave, be you.
Amanda: I don’t think I was expecting to be as overwhelmed as I was.
Performer: We have a couple of people in our band who aren’t vocal, so we just wanted everyone to be able to accept us as well. The song is called ‘this is me’ so it’s really about accepting people for exactly as they are, no matter how they come. Even people that couldn’t hear can hear can see what we’re signing and can be a part of it as well.
Performer: We wanted all people to be involved.
Performer: You ready for the fame? You ready for the fame life?
Performer: You got this. I was just so proud. Yeah, I was so proud of them, I think they did awesome, they just blew us as staff away, completely. The fact that some of them would get up there, I think it really showed some of them getting out of their shell as well and yeah, it was just really good to see and we are just so proud of the effort that they have put in and everything that they have done and yeah, we’re like, overwhelmed.
Performer: I would like to actually just thank everyone. The whole scene is incredible. It’s for us to be able to celebrate inclusion and diversity and that’s what we’re all about.