A rock group made up of lawyers from Harrison Drury has won the right to play at London’s legendary 100 Club after winning ‘best band’ in a regional competition.
‘Harrison Fury’ triumphed in the inaugural Law Rocks Manchester event at the city’s iconic Deaf Institute, an event which raised money in aid of the Forever Manchester charity.
The Harrison Fury line-up includes family lawyer John Osborne on lead guitar and vocals, executive chairman John Chesworth on guitar, solicitor Jacob Walker on bass, and head of corporate David Filmer on drums.
Richard Unwin, of Backbone IT Group, supported the group on saxophone and harmonica as the band’s permitted ‘guest ringer’.
They came up against stiff competition from TLT’s band TiLT, Addleshaw Goddard’s AG/DC and Exchange Chambers’ ‘Red Corner’.
Harrison Fury’s John Osborne said: “It was a special night and we came up against some good bands and great people from the North West legal community. It was amazing to play such a well-known Manchester venue, especially knowing we were raising money for a great cause.
“We’re looking forward to playing in London next year against the other regional winners. We’ve been told that each band that plays the 100 Club gets a framed picture put up there, so at least Harrison Fury will go down in history.”
Harrison Fury played a 30-minute set of classic rock and blues covers to win the competition. The band’s set list included REM’s The One I Love, Long Training Runnin’ by the Doobie Brothers, and Live Forever by Oasis.
Law Rocks is a global charity that promotes music education for underprivileged young people. It also raises money for non-profit organisations by combining the power of music and generosity of the global legal community.
Forever Manchester is a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.