16 March 2017
The 100 Club rocked out again last night at Law Rocks! 6 Of The Best! Well, 5 Of The Best due to a skiing injury meaning one band had to pull out, but it still rocked! Our friends The Ruggs opened so none of the competing bands had to go first (very kind guys!).
TWM with their band Totally Without Merit were first up - they had won Law Rocks! at the first time of entering which qualified them for 6OTB. They were swiftly followed by AG/DC from Addleshaw Goddard. Jonathan Tattersall in that band played the first ever note at the first ever Law Rocks! back in 2009. IM Beats from Irwin Mitchell swiftly followed them, before Take it to the Bridge from Howard Kennedy and Conflict of Egos from Simons Muirhead & Burton played out the night.
TWM emerged victorious but only 3.5 points separated all the bands (the max score is 30), so our Judges (Matt Byrne of The Lawyer and the Fabulous Byrne Sisters, Anthony Carroll of Keating Chambers and thrash metal band TRC, and Chris Booth of NUIX and many Rocks! events) had a tough one last night.
Another winner last night was Addleshaw Goddard who received the David Batcup Award for the first time. David was sadly killed when he was struck by a car on Monday 13th September 2016. He was 64 years old. He was leaving Law Rocks! Unplugged where he had been supporting a close friends daughter who was the drummer in the Harbottle & Lewis band. He left behind his wife Janet, and his daughter Rebecca.
David had an outstanding career at the Bar, and was held in high esteem by all who worked with him and appeared against him. His chambers said he would be remembered as a “warm, modest, loyal, open and big-hearted family man” and for his “cheerful and optimistic outlook on all things”. David was a keen supporter of Freedom From Torture – a charity working around the world to give torture survivors the support and care they desperately need.
In honour of a life cut so terribly short, we, in conjunction with David’s family, created the Law Rocks! David Batcup Award. This award is given to whoever the founders think performed the best single song a 6 Of The Best. AG/DC won this for their stonking rendition of Florence & The Machine's You've Got The Love - simply brilliant.
The real winners were of course KidsOut - the charity benefiting from this year's 6OTB. Pretty close to £10,000 should be winging its way to them soon.
16 March 2017