The City descended on legendary music den The 100 Club last night for the second annual Finance Rocks fundraising gig. Four lively bands from the likes of BNY Mellon, Excelian Consulting and Bloomberg all battled it out in front of a panel of judges and a packed audience, but it was Credit Agricole's Trigger Fish that took the top spot in the end, donating the cash pot to Chance UK. Of the other bands, biggest commiserations went to BNY’s drummer Al McMutrie who The Capitalist hears postponed his honeymoon to make the gig. His stellar performance of Seven Nation Army hopefully convinced his wife it was worth it.
Boris Johnson last night shared a stage with legendary band Soul II Soul at the inaugural London Music Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden.
The Mayor talked about his own lack of musical talent at primary school, before adding: “At a primary school in north London which I shared with a young Ed Miliband – although you'll never hear him admit it.”
Run by the Mayor’s Music Fund and supported by UK Music, the bash ended with a stellar performance from Soul II Soul. Boris did manage to prove his street cred though, by recounting lines from the Stones song Honky Tonk Woman.