BOTAB 2017 Winners - Fish TACO

Posted 1 September 2017.

​​For the first time in BOTAB’s 10-year history, Flying Fish have taken out the championship title with their band, Fish TACO.

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Although the judging panel, Matt Heath, Jeremy Wells (Radio Hauraki) and Matt Headland (NZME), 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.

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.

Thanks to 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 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 our 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.

Kristine Green - Best Performer

Kristine Green - Best Performer
Fish TACO - Winning Band
Fish TACO - Winning Band

Judges Jeremy Wells, Matt Heath, and Matt Headland
Judges Jeremy Wells, Matt Heath, and Matt Headland