Indiepay founder John Finn can now add "award-winning band frontman" to his resume.

The CEO of the entertainment payroll company led his band "Esquela" to the championship at Inc.'s company battle of the bands on Saturday. The competition, called The PlayOff, and held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, featured eight company bands from around the U.S.

Washington D.C.-based Excella Consulting, a six-time Inc. 5000 company, took home the third place prize for its band "Detached Retina."

Here are the other companies that walked away with musical accolades.

  • 1st place: Indiepay's "Esquela"
  • 2nd place: Erie Insurance Group's "Above All In Volume"
  • 3rd place: Excella Consulting's "Detached Retina"
  • Best guitarist: Patrick Rasche, Excella Consulting's "Detached Retina"
  • Best drummer: Jonathan Bruskin, Excella Consulting's "Detached Retina"
  • Best bass player: Chris Roy, Mattel's "The Toys"
  • Best vocalist: Crystal Waters, Erie Insurance Group's "Above All In Volume"
  • Best horns: Tony Yocco, GE Aviation's "Title 14"
  • Best keyboardist:  Steve Cooper, Excella Consulting's "Detached Retina"
Published on: Sep 14, 2015