There are two things the HomeAway Austin team loves - competitions and live music. And we've found a way get the best of both worlds by competing in the Health Alliance for Austin Musician's Corporate Battle of the Bands! Last year, HomeAway's band, The Slakes, took the title of Austin's best corporate band. However, unfortunately they're unable to compete this year due to some health issues, so on April 11 we hosted our second annual internal battle of the bands to find a new group to help keep our winning streak alive!
Nearly 200 people - employees, friends, family and fans - flooded the rooftop deck of our world headquarters to hear the seven employee bands rock out for charity. Musical stylings ranged from blues to country to classic rock and each band something unique to the table.
After an audience vote by ballot, the band known as "Foot Traffic", featuring Quality Assurance Engineer, Ryan Lewison and SEO Analyst, Tom Harris, earned the right to represent HomeAway at HAAM's event in May. The band brought equal parts charisma and talent, playing a three-song set of totally original music.
** UPDATE: Foot Traffic competed in HAAM's Corporate Battle of the Bands on May 9, 2014 at Moody Theater. While they didn't take home the trophy, the guys loved performing on such an iconic stage.