Thanks to Sponsors of Expertise Rocks!

On 28th November 2018 Expertise Rocks! returns at a brand new venue. Join us at The Water Rats for an exciting battle of the bands all in aid of charity.

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The next Expertise Rocks! is on Wednesday 28th November 2018…

Following in the footsteps of such events as Law Rocks, Expertise Rocks takes place at The Water Rats. Bands formed of experts in their various fields will battle it out again in November, demonstrating their excellence on the stage to a panel of illustrious judges, and a sell-out audience.

Doors open at 6.45pm followed by the battle from 7.15pm. Each band plays a set of their choosing, usually covers. Bands are judged on performance, musicianship, entertainment, and all the skills that go to make up a good band. At the end of the night the winner is decided, and takes home the title of Expertise Rocks! Band of 2018!

This year, the main charity we will be raising money for is The London Legal Support Trust. The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support.

Don’t forget to check the raffle page for all the prizes which will be on offer.


2018 Judging Panel…

  • Anthony Carroll – Front man for one of the leading NuMetal groups in the UK, Anthony’s an old hand at this. His band have even been reviewed by John McDonnell for the Guardian (we don’t think it’s *that* John McDonnell).
  • Nikki Link & Katie Stephenson – the two halves of the Irwin Mitchell band, Nikki and Katie have won our big brother competition, ‘Law Rocks’ on several occasions.
  • Oliver Goldsmith – Keating Chambers answer to the muppets ‘animal’, Oli is a clerk by day and master rhythm keeper by night…

So much talent all under one roof on 28th November at The Water Rats – you’d be mad to miss it!


Tickets cost £15 and can be purchased through Eventbrite here. Hurry though, they are selling fast!

This year for the first time we have corporate packages available. For more information get in touch.


The Hefty Eyes…

Back again for another bite at the cherry, the FTI Consulting‘s ‘Hefty Eyes’ are without doubt a contender for the crown this year. Thanks to Alastair Farr and the team for getting involved.


Just one word – a bold name choice! The team from Consilio guarantee some unbelievable vocal talents from Dr J. Close contenders in past years, will this lot win in 2018?


Peter and the Land Securities team took the prize last time (was it 2016? We can’t quite remember!) – so will they keep the trophy this year? Will they even find the trophy after their office move… A band so pro they even have their own twitter account @CabinFever_UK.


We still have no idea what it means. But JOB are a wildcard entrant… Formed of three likely lads from the East of London, technically they shouldn’t be part of the gig as they’re not even working yet – but we’re nice and it’s all for charity, so we let them in!


The Prizes

The Candlelight Club

An award-winning secret 1920s speakeasy that pops up once or twice a month, There are period cocktails plus the options to have dinner or reserve a table with Champagne. The location, lit entirely by candles, is a secret, revealed to ticket holders two days before the event. So pull on your flapper dress and get ready to Charleston…

“The closest you’ll find to an authentic Jazz Age experience in central London. Its unique ambience, fuelled by hundreds of candles, is truly a scene to behold.” —Time Out



The Backyard Comedy Club

We’ve got ten tickets to give away.

‘The Backyard in Bethnal Green… if there’s a better comedy club in the world, I don’t know where it is. It’s amazing.‘  – Russell Howard


Lasham Gliding

Come fly high above the Hampshire countryside with almost potentially unlimited views. On a good day you can see as far north as Didcot, as far east as the City of London, as far west as Winchester and to the south you’ll get a great view of the Isle of Wight surrounded by the glistening shimmer of the English Channel.


£100 John Lewis Voucher – TWENTY3CONSULTING

The ultimate Rock n Roll gift from 23 Consulting


£100 Amazon Voucher – CONSILIO

Almost as Rock n Roll as John Lewis from Consilio



Thanks to our generous sponsors this year…


Sense Studio

Many thanks to sense studio, not only wristband sponsors, but raffle prize of a glider experience! Thank you. Check out the team at


Second to the party – the leading set of construction barristers and old friends of Expertise Rocks! Thanks to Amanda and team… Check them out at

Base Quantum

Thanks to Chris, Duncan and the team at Base for their kind support. Leading quantum experts and dispute resolvers. You’ll find them at 


The lovely people at HKA are also sponsoring a VIP package – say hello if you see them! Take a look at their website which you’ll find at

Lindford Consulting

Lindford Consulting – – one of the leading teams of Expert Quantum firms, based in St Albans, Lindford are kindly sponsoring our judges’ table this year.