We enjoyed a jolly spiffing day out last Friday for our Form Christmas party.
Soho was experiencing a complete power cut, so Christmas lunch in Kettners in the dark with candles was fun and intimate and the Form Christmas quiz kept us fully occupied between courses and cocktails.
Then the history of the London music scene came alive when we hired a rock expert from London Walks to give us a Rock n Roll tour of the west-end. From Bill Hayley at the Dominion to the original offices of Northern Songs, and the original Swinging 60’s clubs like The Flamingo and the Ad Lib to the “birthplace” of Led Zeppelin c/o the original Marquee club we were suitably wowed.
We went for a drinkette in the Ship (where music roadies used to hang out in the 60s and 70s waiting for music jobs to come up) and weirdly, we bumped into Rick Mayall. Followed by more in the Pheonix Club in Charing Cross Road where the results of the quiz were announced… Congratulations Mr Paul West! (‘fix’ i hear you cry…, but alas, ’tis true).
Then a hop skip and jump to Wembley to see The Saturdays who we have been working with this year. They were pretty darn good and a very entertaining Christmas gig was had by all, followed by a back stage party and a mission to say Hello to all 5 girls from the band and carry on the festivities.
Happy Christmas wherever you are, and whatever you’re up to!
Here’s to a great 2012.