Floodgates of musical talent in the City open

IN RECENT weeks The Capitalist has been inviting readers to send word of business-related songs that they have come across in the workplace – and it appears that City A.M. has opened a musical floodgate, with Square Mile crooners now shouting to be heard all around town.

Not only did last Friday’s report of Andrew Sentance’s rock-themed Bank of England speeches inspire Credit Suisse crooner Dave Brooks to pen an elegant riff on the fiscal cliff – but now The Capitalist has unearthed yet more City musical talent in the form of duo the Maharaja Blues.

The financial computing pair, comprised of Richard Staines and Satinder Grewal, were united after working together on an IT project at Lehman Brothers, and despite the bank collapsing their musical compatibility stayed strong.

Although now working on computing systems for different firms within the equities and derivative markets, the duo regularly play City gigs and are spreading their wings even further this summer, having been invited to play at the Rhythm Tree World Music Festival on the Isle of Wight.