December 16, 2010
You'd kind of hope that a magazine for the events industry would know how to throw a Christmas party. They did. All is right with the world. I suppose we'd have to take some of the credit for supplying them with some of our finest xmas party entertainment in the form of Next Big thing winner Mickey Fordola and the udderly fabulous Cash Cows... I feel like I've made that 'udderly' joke about the Cash Cows on here before - though I am certain that I am the only person who has ever thought of it.
Guests at swanky famous people's club Movida were greeted at the door by Cash Cows playing outside the entrance (just like old times) the unlikely corporate band made the queue that little bit easier to bear on a cold December night with skifflicious covers of Beyoncé, Oasis and gleefully silly version of Eye of the Tiger. Later on they came inside to perform another warmly received set as attendees chased trays of minuscule mince pies and enjoyed cocktails from the bar.
A belly dance from Aleksandra Savina later and it was time for the Next Big Thing himself, Mickey Fordola. Mickey's twist on the Rat back tribute act won Adam's heart at the Next Big Thing competition this year and part of his duty as the winner was to entertain the guests of Event Magazine for their Christmas Bash. Mickey repaid Adam's faith in him with a riveting performance that will no doubt have the various event planners in attendance clamouring for Mickey to play at their upcoming corporate hospitality events. Cast in a blue glow from the flashing dance floor, Mickey turned Wonderwall into a Vegas-worthy croon-along and looked like a man with the confidence of knowing that all of his friends are involved with organised crime. (NONE OF MICKEY FORDOLA'S FRIENDS ARE INVOLVED WITH ORGANISED CRIME)
The big announcements for the evening came in the form of the Top 20 Event Venues and a quick recap of the Top Ten Most Influential People in the Event Industry from the Event 100. Thankfully, they decided not to read out the hotly contested Number 49 spot for fear of making the Top 10 jealous.
Head over to Event Magazine's website for all the latest pictures and news from what event professionals are already calling "The Adam Sternberg Of Christmas Parties"