Tomorrow’s Square Mile battle of the bands City’s got Talent (20 June 2014), billed by the organisers as “a mini Glastonbury”, has relocated from Guildhall Yard to the spiritual home of Law Rocks, the 100 Club.
The Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf had spearheaded the launch of the music event as part of the Lord Mayor’s Giving Day and it had also been backed by the founders of Law Rocks (30 May 2014), including Navigant’s Nick Child, CMS Cameron McKenna CSR manager Robert Powell and Damian Hickman, managing director of the IDRC.
Ultimately the tight time frame to launch and market such an ambitious event in the Square Mile is thought to have proved too difficult, but rather than pull the plug Child instead pulled out all the stops to keep the event alive.
Tickets for the 350-capacity Oxford Street venue are still on sale although Child believes as with similar Law Rocks events, tomorrow’s show will be a sell out.
“We’re over the moon that we’re still on, and even happier that we are at the 100 Club,” said Child.
Friday’s battle of the bands will feature 11 bands from the legal, financial services, pension and expertise industries battling it out for the right to be called the best band in the City.
Musical lawyers from Camerons, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Mishcon de Reya, DLA Piper, Mills & Reeve, Wragge Lawrence Graham, Ashurst, Fieldfisher, Kilburn & Strode and, in a first, The Lawyer will take to one of London’s most famous stages.
An All-Stars band featuring specially invited musical talent will close the show.
Anyone who bought tickets for the original Guildhall Yard event and who would rather have a ticket for The 100 Club rather than a refund, can ‘transfer’ their ticket to the 100 Club event simply by emailing Dionne Thompson (Dionne@thelordmayorsappeal.org).