Lawyers jamming in Oxford Street’s trendy 100 Club might not be considered a natural habitat for solicitors, but it certainly suited Surrey’s TWM Solicitors, who on Thursday 6 October won 2016 Law Rocks, the UK legal battle of the bands competition.
The TWM band “Totally Without Merit” beat off competition from five other law firms to be crowned top legal rockers! On lead vocals was TWM trainee Charlotte Donald with the rest of the band including James Acres (guitar and vocals), Will Macauley (bass guitar), Sarah Marchant and Fiona Buckland (backing vocals), Dave Rowlands (drums) and Sam Fisher (keyboard).
Their 25 minute set included songs from Alannah Myles, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera and Heart.
The other winners on the evening were the Law Rocks beneficiary charities. In promoting music education for under-privileged children through a network of charities since 2009, almost £1 million has been raised.
said: “We honestly didn’t expect to win, and it was a close call. Only half a point between first, second and third. I think it helped that we were shrewd in our choice of set list – a little bit for everyone. I did notice during Alone by Heart that the lead singer of another competing band was right at the front singing his heart out, and I thought this bodes well!”
Law Rocks is a global event, with concerts taking place not just in London but also LA, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore and New York. The winners of all the concerts during 2016 will be invited to the Global legal law rocks some time next year.
For more details about Law Rocks, the concerts and its charitable activities, visit: www.lawrocks.org