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musical battle for charity

thursday may 12th, 2022
Where else can you see scientists + charity + rock bands together on one stage.
A n
etworking event truly unlike any other - an evening not to miss that our industry looks forward to every year.


Join us for the 7th annual Battle of the Biotech Bands event!

4 bands will compete, but only (1) can win the title and 50% of the proceeds for their chosen charity.

All other bands split the remainder of the profits, everyone wins!

BoBB is an amazing opportunity for biotech companies and innovators throughout Boston to rock out with their vendor partners from the architecture, design, building, and supplier industries. 


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event emcee

We are thrilled to welcome back Candy O'Terry who will be emceeing the 2020 Battle of the Biotech Bands!

Honored by her peers in 2015 as the Broadcaster of the Year, Candy O spent 25 years on Magic 106.7 connecting with listeners in an authentic, memorable way. She is also an accomplished singer, voice over pro, and master interviewer whose mission is to shine a light on women doing great things with their lives. 

The President and co-founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, host of The Story Behind Her Success podcast series and creator of the Exceptional Women brand, Candy is the recipient of 45 local and national awards for excellence in women’s programming.  She is an Executive Coach and certified Protocol Consultant for Brunner Communications

live music         biotech             network              GIVE back

thursday may 12th, 2022
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

(due to the outbreak of covid-19 and the associated variants, we have elected to move the event to  may 12th, 2022. the health & safety of all band members, guests, and staff has
always been our top priority and we feel this is the best way to ensure that.
we hope you are still able to attend and
rock out with us!)

*all sponsorships and pre-purchased tickets will be honored for thdate. 
*Company Bulk Ticket options are available (10 tickets or more) please contact BoBB co-chairs 

event sponsors:

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Become a Corporate Sponsor today / battleofbiotech@gmail.com

Battle of the Biotech Bands offers an entirely unique opportunity to market your company, network with industry leaders, and give back to important charities.

Support / your biotech clients 
Give back / to important charities 
Showcase / your company to key customer base
Increase / company visibility & corporate philanthropy
Network / with all the right influencers
Enhance / employee morale & have a fun night!
Fundraising efforts come directly from corporate sponsorship & ticket sales, with all proceeds going directly to the charitable organizations affiliated with each biotech bands. There are many levels of support, please inquire for more information!

*Can't make the event but still want to help make a difference for the charities? Visit the Donate Now link!

“Battle of the Biotech Bands” is being fiscally sponsored by Arts and Business Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization.  Contributions in support of this project may be made to “Arts and Business Council, Inc.”, earmarked for “Battle of the Biotech Bands.” Mailing address: 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103 Boston, MA 02210.  All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.


This year the battle will feature (4) outstanding biotech bands.  
All rocking the stage to compete for not only the title, but 50% of the proceeds for their charity.


Representing: Biogen

The Bad Elements first embarked on their musical voyage together as a cohesive rock band in April of 2019 after a few months of rumors that Biogen in Cambridge, MA had a new company band on the rise. Andrew, Tom, Meagan, John, Will, and Dario all worked in different departments at Biogen and - by chance - connected over a love of music that made those rumors a reality. All members have past musical experience spanning rock, jazz, metal, and theater that has played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians. This diverse spread of genre led them to quickly create an infectious synergy of harmonious male and female vocals layered over vibrant, melodic guitar leads and hooks, earth-shaking bass, and all ultimately grounded by high-energy, technically-sound percussion. As The Bad Elements, they have collectively combined their talents, stellar taste in music, and passion to create a fun and unique experience for their audiences. Their sound is heavy, but beautiful and, at times, funky. Their catalog of performed songs can best be described as "eclectic" and is made up of a variety of feel-good rock covers that span more than seven decades!


Chosen Charity Organization:


Representing: Cytiva

Working for a company that supports your passion and embraces your mission is what has kept LifeSize together for the last 10 years.  It all started with a few phone calls and a General Manager that had an idea to bring together musically talented individuals within the organization to form a band to perform at national sales meetings.  Through the years, the band has expanded their mission to include philanthropy through music. 

They were a Finalist in the 2011 Battle of the Corporate Bands sponsored by Fortune Magazine and the Rock Hall of Fame.  They also competed in the 
2017 Battle of the Biotech Bands earning $18,000 for the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Six musicians from 4 different states makes it a bit of a challenge to rehearse, but the band’s hard work, persistence and dedication is a recipe for success. They bring their own musical interpretation and style to the stage, but never lose sight of the reason they exist – to carry out the Cytiva mission of helping support scientific research to improve lives.   We are thrilled to have the opportunity to delight a local Boston audience in our 2nd appearance at the Battle of the Biotech Bands.  Get ready to rock with LifeSize on May 14!!!


Chosen Charity Organization:


Representing: Sanofi Genzyme

Led Zymmelin was formed in 2013 and consists of members from the Commercial Field Force, Case Management, Medical Affairs and Patient Education Services of Sanofi Genzyme.  Led Zymmelin’s first performance was at the Sanofi Genzyme National Kickoff Meeting in Amelia Island, FL in 2014.  Since that performance Led Zymmelin has performed at Sanofi Genzyme Company functions in Boston, Toronto, Las Vegas, San Diego, in Nashville at the Wild Horse Saloon and most recently in Atlanta at the Tabernacle. 

Led Zymmelin won the Battle of the Biotech Bands in 2017 and participated in the Battle of the Biotech Bands in 2018.  Led Zymmelin performs a format of Classic Rock and Contemporary music and specializes in songs that make people want to move and dance


Chosen Charity Organization:


Representing: Voyager Therapeutics
(& VizGen, Recludix Pharma, BlueBird Bio)


Sometimes waiting for just the right timing, circumstances and especially the right people, is well worth the wait.  This is how the story unfolded for ATC, formed in January 2018 after many months of planning.  All coming from bio-pharma industry, although different companies, members of ATC are as passionate about their music as they are of their quest towards scientific breakthroughs and the discovery of new medicines.  ATC has embarked on a mission of becoming a high energy, edgy and, most of all, fun rock & roll band, along with fostering a strong sense of community.  We are determined to be great citizens, bridging our pharmaceutical “day job” with the broader community of charitable organizations and foundations by using our band voice to raise dollars for people in need.


Chosen Charity Organization:

Joseph's Hope Scholarship Fund for Epilepsy Foundation of New England

meet the bands:



Email / battleofbiotech@gmail.com
Event Co-Chairs / Carly BassettSylvia Beaulieu
Event Date / Thursday May 12th 2022. 6:30 PM
Location / Royale Nightclub. 279 Tremont St. Boston, MA