Helicopters – Audition for commerical success :)



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This was one of the more ‘commercial’ things that helicopters has been lucky enough to be a part of.
It was a lot of fun, so here’s the back story:

We went to a blind audition, not knowing exactly what we were auditioning for.
It turned out to be ‘The Next Free Credit Score Band’, and so we played a few of our own songs, and they selected us for round 2, out of a nation-wide search. Pretty cool.

This video is round 2. We had to choose two of several song choices that they had written, make it our own, and then play it at the House of Blues Chicago. They were kind enough to make this mini-documentary about it, and then let us share it.

Needless to say, we were not selected as the next Free Credit Score band, but since we were in the top 10, they flew us out to Anaheim to play a few of our songs (and their songs) at the House of Blues Anaheim in Disneyland.

We also did an impromptu version of ‘Emergency’ from Sizing Up the Distance, in a stairwell at Disney with Seth Bradley and the Personnel. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1GJOHZuIpk
Good times!

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