An early and sure-fire candidate for consultancy party of the year emerged last week when Jones Knowles Ritchie went all easy listening in Camden’s Jazz CafÃ©.
Musical man of the moment Mike Flowers brought along his Pops Orchestra and played two hilarious sets of cover songs.
After The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Burt Bacharach underwent the Mike Flowers trilogy treatment. Bjrk experienced more of the same, and The Velvet Underground, Henry Mancini and, of course, Oasis, followed suit. Fantastic.
The JKR lounge lizards and their crooning clients clearly loved it… this is a generation who knows the way to San JosÃ©.
Possibly the best moment was the bewigged Mike’s introduction to the theme from The Godfather. “This is a song about love,” he said. “But remember, it’s also a song about organised crime.”
Full marks and more to JKR, which appears to be the only design group left that knows how to throw a cracker of a party.
And full marks also to the hedonists who packed Soho’s Dog House bar for last week’s Bladdered by Fax piss-up. It was a squeeze, but it was great fun.