A ROCK group made up of lawyers from Kendal law firm Harrison Drury has won the right to play at London’s legendary 100 Club after winning ‘best band’ in a regional competition.

‘Harrison Fury’ triumphed in the inaugural Law Rocks Manchester event at the city’s iconic Deaf Institute, an event which raised money in aid of the Forever Manchester charity.

The Harrison Fury line-up includes family lawyer John Osborne on lead guitar and vocals, executive chairman John Chesworth on guitar, solicitor Jacob Walker on bass, and head of corporate David Filmer on drums.

Richard Unwin, of Backbone IT Group, supported the group on saxophone and harmonica as the band’s permitted ‘guest ringer’.

They came up against stiff competition from TLT’s band TiLT, Addleshaw Goddard’s AG/DC and Exchange Chambers’ ‘Red Corner’.

Harrison Fury’s John Osborne said: “It was a special night and we came up against some good bands and great people from the North West legal community. It was amazing to play such a well-known Manchester venue, especially knowing we were raising money for a great cause.

“We’re looking forward to playing in London next year against the other regional winners. We’ve been told that each band that plays the 100 Club gets a framed picture put up there, so at least Harrison Fury will go down in history.”

Harrison Fury played a 30-minute set of classic rock and blues covers to win the competition. The band’s set list included REM’s ‘The One I Love’, ‘Long Training Runnin’’ by the Doobie Brothers, and ‘Live Forever’ by Oasis.

Law Rocks is a global charity that promotes music education for underprivileged young people. It also raises money for non-profit organisations by combining the power of music and generosity of the global legal community.

Forever Manchester is a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

The 100 Club is a music venue located at 100 Oxford Street in London.

The club attained legendary status in modern British music, having played host to live music since October 24, 1942.

It gained an association with punk rock music in the 1970s, when it played host to the first international punk festival.

Several live albums have been recorded at the club, including ones by the Sex Pistols and The Damned.

In September 2010, it was announced that the 100 Club would close at the end of 2010.A successful campaign was launched to keep the venue open.