On Friday 31st May, for one night only, the office band of solicitors Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace - “Oldplay” - are swopping their suits for denim, dusting off their guitars and warming up their vocal chords to give Aberdeen a night to remember.
The band, who normally only play at the firm’s Christmas parties, is predominantly made up of current and former Partners and staff of the well known Aberdeen legal firm. The band is well named as it features a number of senior lawyers, including vocalist Brian Healy who is the current President of the Society of Advocates in Aberdeen.
This one off gig is to help boost donations for a team at the firm who have signed up for the arduous Caledonian Challenge - a 54 mile walk along the famous West Highland Way which has to be done in less than 24 hours.
Partner, band member and team member, Callum McDonald said, “My time is currently split between work, training for the walk and band practice - luckily I enjoy all three and while its hard work it’s all for a good cause”.
All funds raised by the team members taking part in the Challenge will be donated to Foundation Scotland, a charity committed to strengthening the UK's most isolated communities throughout Scotland. The charity supports a number of worthwhile local organisations, more details can be found on the team’s web-page at www.caledonianchallenge.com/teams/RAEBURNCHRISTIECLARKWALLACE where donations to support the charity can also be made.
Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace is the band’s main sponsor, contributing towards rehearsals and kit for the gig. Keith Allan, Managing Partner said, “I am proud of the efforts of both the walkers and the band members and I think it’s great that not only are we entering the gruelling Caledonian Challenge but we are raising extra cash for the charity with what promises to be a cracking night.”
Music will include classic covers of everything from the Beatles and Stones to Paulo Nutini and from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jessie J. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from reception at Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace, 12/16 Albyn Place - opposite The Albyn - or they can be purchased on the night. Be quick though because they are selling fast!