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Escapology and urban sport to feature in third Beat the Brief heat

Escapology and urban sport to feature in third Beat the Brief heat

The final six contestants competing in the third heat of corporate entertainment competition Beat the Brief have been announced.

 

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The final six acts taking part in the third heat of Beat the Brief, taking place at London's Café...

The Acts

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Chris Cross

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Chris Cross

Escapologist and magician Chris Cross, is known best for his close-up magic, street performances and stunts. He is one of six acts competing in heat three of Beat the Brief 2014.

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: SBX

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: SBX

SBX, dubbed the urban sports experience, has landed a place in the third heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Graffiti Classics

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Graffiti Classics

This is not your ordinary string quartet. Graffiti Classics, a Beat the Brief heat three contestant, is a group of musicians that put a comedy spin on their peformance.

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Mikey Bharj

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Mikey Bharj

The man of many voices, Mikey Bharj is a stand-up comedian with the ability to do impressions of more than 100 people. He will be competing in the third round of heats for Beat the Brief 2014.

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: ToneAcity

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: ToneAcity

ToneAcity is a 12-strong group of performances, all hailing from London's West End, born following the phenomenon of hit US TV show Glee. They will be competing in the third round of heats for Beat the Brief 2014.

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Yulia Pykhtina

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Yulia Pykhtina

Hula-hooping extraordinaire Yulia Pykhtina transforms the simple hoop into a show-stopping act. She will be competing in the third and final heat of this year's Beat the Brief competition.

 

More acts

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Alan Hudson

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Alan Hudson

Comedian and magician Alan Hudson has appeared on ITV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us. You can see him compete in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014 this month.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: BeatVox

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: BeatVox

Vocal group BeatVox combine beatboxing and acappella to create performances for corporate audiences. They will be taking part in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Box 9 Drumline

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Box 9 Drumline

Box 9 Drumline is an energetic percussion group combining dancing with stick tricks. The group is competing in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014 this month.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Chris Turner

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Chris Turner

Chris Turner, who will be at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is known for his improvised hip-hop performances based on audience suggestions. See him compete in the second heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Darren Walsh

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Darren Walsh

Competing in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014 is Darren Walsh, a UK pun champion who combines sound effects, one-liners and silly drawings.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: D'Votion

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: D'Votion

D'Votion from Wolverhampton is a gospel and soul music act with previous talent competition experience, having reached the bootcamp stage of The X Factor. They will be competing in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Michael Jordan

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Michael Jordan

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Jordan has made appearances on Channel 4 shows Hollyoaks and Shameless as a magician and illusionist. He will be competing in the second heat of Beat the Brief.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Sid Bowfin

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Sid Bowfin

Part violinist, part comedian, Sid Bowfin will be competing in the second heat of this year's Beat the Brief competition at Brooklyn Bowl London.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Spark Fire Dance

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Spark Fire Dance

Showcasing a mix of fire skills with acrobatics, Spark Fire Dance has entered this year's Beat the Brief competition.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Syndicate Circus

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: Syndicate Circus

Mixing circus skills with acrobatics, Syndicate Circus is a performing duo that will be one of six acts taking to the stage in heat two of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: The Majorettes

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: The Majorettes

This 1950s-inspired hula-hooping act has already worked with Nike, The Roundhouse and The London 2012 Olympics. The Majorettes will be competing in the first heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: The Showstoppers

Beat the Brief 2014 contestant: The Showstoppers

Their show is dubbed the improvised musical, which has become a hit with audiences on stage and radio. The Showstoppers will be competing in the second heat of Beat the Brief 2014.

 
 
 

The judges

Meet the judge: Adam Sternberg Adam Sternberg, director of events entertainment company Sternberg Clarke, talked to Event about what he's expecting from this year's Beat the Brief contestants.

Meet the judge: Andrew Birnie Andrew Birnie, events and sales director at Cafe de Paris, the venue which is hosting the first heat of Beat the Brief, talked to Event about why acts should be flexible and adaptable for corporate events.

Meet the judge: Ben Lloyd-Evans Ben Lloyd-Evans from Sternberg Clarke will be one of the judges for the second heat of this year's Beat the Brief competition. He revealed to Event why hard work and captivating an audience should be of the highest priority for corporate entertainmen...

Meet the judge: Samantha Edwards Samantha Edwards, news editor at industry magazine Event, partner for this year's Beat the Brief competition, explained why flatline performances are a no go area.

Beat the Brief TV

Beat the Brief blog

Five ways in which brands use talents to advertise themselves

Five ways in which brands use talents to advertise themselves

To kick off Beat the Brief, the brand new talent competition run by Sternberg Clarke in conjunction with Event magazine, Adam Sternberg shares some ideas brands have used to show off how entertainment showcases their products and create memorable and...

 
 
The history of the modern talent show - who remembers Popstars?

The history of the modern talent show - who remembers Popstars?

TV talent shows - staple of the prime-time slot. To many they represent the potential of dreams, riches, and new opportunities. To others they fare as light entertainment, filling their evening with pleasant family-friendly ambience.

 
 
Five ways that adverts use entertainment to sell a product

Five ways that adverts use entertainment to sell a product

What can corporate entertainment acts learn about TV advertising in order to capture the attention of its audience? Adam Sternberg highlights a few examples from recent years.

 
 
Five things an act should know about corporate audiences

Five things an act should know about corporate audiences

In our latest Beat the Brief blog installment, Adam Sternberg reveals how audiences at corporate events can differ from your traditional crowd.

 
 
Rejected heat ideas for Beat the Brief

Rejected heat ideas for Beat the Brief

Want to know how the Beat the Brief team might imagine some rather unusual tasks for a corporate entertainment talent competition? Sternberg Clarke's Adam Sternberg shares the slightly off-the-wall ideas.

 
 
Beat the Brief: the judging criteria

Beat the Brief: the judging criteria

Our second Beat the Brief blog post from Adam Sternberg highlights what the competition's expert judging panel will be looking for in entrants.

 
 
Why Beat The Brief?

Why Beat The Brief?

In the first installment of Beat the Brief's dedicated entertainment blog, Adam Sternberg, director at Sternberg Clarke, reveals what the corporate entertainment competition is all about and how it surpasses TV talent show formats.

 
 
 

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