If lawyer Richard Cox is spotted leaning on a lampost at the corner of the street these days it’s in a good cause.
Richard, of Needham & James Solicitors, is brushing up on his George Formby repertoire in readiness for the firm’s sponsorship of a ukulele concert at the Stratford Music Festival.
The firm, which has offices in Birmingham Stratford and the Cotswolds, has long been a supporter of the 10-day-long festival (October 10–19) and this year sees them sponsoring a concert by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Sunday, October 12.
The group has enjoyed sell-out tours throughout the world as well as appearing on national radio, the BBC’s electric Proms as special guests of the Kaiser Chiefs, Jools Holland’s Hootenanny and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Richard Cox, head of commercial property at Needham & James, said: “Having sponsored the opening classical concert for many years, we’re delighted to be supporting such a different live music event this year.
“Although more often associated with George Formby, the ukulele seems to be enjoying somewhat of resurgence and I understand the concert will involve interpretations of all genres of music including rock’n’roll, punk, jazz and classical music. Their versions of Kate Bush songs are legendary.”