Advertising agency Leo Burnett scoop Grand Prix Award for Good at Cannes Lions 2011. ‘See the person, not the disability’, is not just Scope’s tag line, it’s their belief. We chose local Melbourne band Rudely Interrupted, in which five of the six members live with physical and intellectual disability, to become a living, breathing demonstration of this mantra.
One of the most energetic and genuine band’s to emerge from Australian rock ‘n’ roll in recent times, Rudely Interrupted have enthralled worldwide audiences with infectious indie pop since 2007. With a sound like The Killers having a Gary Numan party while eating pitch perfect cookies, The Rudies have captured the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere from New York to Toronto and London to Sydney. In their short but eventful career they’ve played alongside some of the biggest names on the indie pop scene including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Feist, and been the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary film, Cannes winning film clip, Close My Eyes', top 20 hit, Luxembourg, 13 international tours, the list continues..