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Last night the now-traditional end-of-year curtain closer on legal market battle of the bands Law Rocks, the Six of the Best competition featuring previous winners, rolled its rowdy rock ‘n’ roll show into London’s 100 Club.
And the musical talent on show didn’t disappoint. Last week’s winners of the inaugural Law Rocks Unplugged (8 November 2013), the female duo from Mills & Reeve named ‘No’, reprised their set while the heaviest group of the evening, Practical Law Company’s Big Ghost, emerged as the outright winners, bursting ear drums with songs from Muse, Lenny Kravitz and Rage Against The Machine.
After a surprise guest spot from The Ruggs, fronted by Totum Partners’ Tim ‘Jagger’ Skipper, the harmony-drenched band from HowardKennedyFsi kicked off the competition proper with Bon Jovi.
Stalwarts Real State from Berwin Leighton Paisner ratcheted up the pressure with a slinky set featuring Robbie Williams’ Let Me Entertain You, Squire Sanders’ Earth Wind & Squires kept the crowd jumping with Get Lucky and Harbottle & Lewis wrapped up the night by taking to the stage dressed as farmers. And why not?
Actress Jenny Agutter lent some Hollywood star wattage to the night by putting in an appearance on stage to remind the 400-strong crowd of the point of Law Rocks. Other than to give lawyers a chance to play at being a rock star for an evening, it is, said Agutter, to raise money for charity, something it manages spectacularly well.
Last night’s event was in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. As Law Rocks founder Nick Child pointed out, over the past four years the event has raised £215,000, “all from beer and song, and all for good causes”.