I write as the founder of Law Rocks! What started out as a slightly silly idea in London, grew so quickly on the back of the enthusiasm of those playing in it that it got a momentum all its own. However, our goal has always remained the same - to raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves, while giving the legal industry the chance to realize their potential as rock stars!
How did it get to the US? Well, Ted and I are long standing good friends of some 10 or more years who met originally through business. Back in the early days I twisted his arm to come to Law Rocks one night at The 100 Club in London, and he loved it. A couple of nights later (the way I recall it anyway), we went out for drinks (again) and got pretty smashed (again), and Ted said “We could do this in the US, easy!”. Fair play to Ted, he has done the most amazing job of it.
How did it get to other places in the world? Well, wherever I spend a lot of time doing business and/or where my network is strongest, people have heard about Law Rocks (I talk about it like it is my sixth child…). The appetite for it is quite amazing and we continue to grow year on year.
By way of example, there has been a Law Rocks gig in the following cities since starting in London in 2009; London, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Tokyo, Vienna, Singapore, Dubai, Austin, and Sydney. Over the remainder of this year and next, we are opening/planning to open in Istanbul, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Cape Town, Limassol, Chicago, Moscow and Hamilton (NZ).
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