"Lou, get ready to spin!"
Clarke Willmott’s banking and finance team have celebrated being able to meet in person by ripping into Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' on a canal.
The video of their efforts could have been kept as an internal mood-lifter, or kompromat, but instead it was posted on LinkedIn to buoy the spirits of anyone who saw it, which means it's fair game.
Several team members can hold a tune, although the impression that others were singing against their will isn’t helped by shots of them peering through heavily riveted portholes.
The original with audio is here, but RollOnFriday has used a selection of stills to create a 'safe mode' in which to enjoy Bristol's singing solicitors:
It's the first away day in two years, and that means it doesn't matter if it harms the vocal chords and it doesn't matter if there's a risk of drowning - they're bringing booze.
They are bringing booze.
Playback can be merciless.
When you didn't purchase the option to autotune your colleagues' contributions.
"Can I get a drink yet?"
Altogether now, "You're going to reap just what you sow/You're going to reap just what you sow/You're going to reap just what you sow".
"A double over here, please"
'We're nailing it!"
Quick drink before the next take.
"Hang on, who's that steering? Is it...?"
"Thank you Clarke Willmott banking team for doing my song 'justice'! It's been a 'walk on the wild side', which is one of my other hits."
On LinkedIn, members of Clarke Willmott's comms and HR teams were effusive in their praise ("Brilliant!" "I love it!" "Fantastic!"), although some of the singalong's participants were more humble ("Embarrassing but well worth it!"), and a client preferred their legal advice ("don't give up your day jobs and it's a no from me").
It's a yes from RollOnFriday, and if you've discovered another firm's startling interpretation of a classic, let ROF know.
Lawyers publishing cringe karaoke at the behest of their PR teams: finally, things are getting back to normal.
I don't get it. Do they think Perfect Day is a happy song or is this a cry for help?
I mean seriously, what a bunch of ******* *****
I do feel bizzarely lifted after that
Well, it's not like any of them are going to be doing decent work so they might as well go singing. Why give any time to this bunch of second rate provincial lawyers?
As opposed to the above person who has so much important work, he/she has time to post on RoF during the middle of the working day… seek help (and maybe a hobby) you angry, angry person
Better than another virtual Teams day anyway
I liked it. It probably was fun to do and a great experience.
Looks a good deal more fun than more office bonding efforts.
Who knew Clarke Wilmott had a banking team though?