Wandering Hands, Neb and Dino Perform at RIBA's Spring Showcase

April 26, 2012


 Say what you want about architects, they know how to make buildings... and nowhere is that more evident than the home of the Royal Institute of British Architects (or RIBA) which was host to the event industry's best and brightest for their 'Spring Showcase' Event. The stunning Art Deco venue opened its doors to guests with the promise of drinks, entertainment and guided tours of the building to welcome in the spring and showcase the venue as an events space for corporate and private functions.

Magician Neb wanders, uses his hands and isn't against joining Wandering Hands for a Sing-along if the occasion calls for it. On hand to entertain guests were strolling magician Neb and cocktail pianist Dino who was there to greet partygoers as they came up the venue's grand staircase. Guests were treated to a fantastic array of canapés from in house caterering team Ampersand with floral arrangements from Hayford and Rhodes.

Pianist Dino particularly enjoys the influence of Greco-Roman Classicism in Art Deco Architecture. He also likes big square windows.  Anyone who's followed our blog or twitter feed for the last week or so might have spotted that we'd been offering guests the chance to win £100 in iTunes vouchers by picking the perfect Summer Setlist. As if that weren't enough, the winner's songs would form part of Wandering Hands' setlist for the evening and forever take their place alongside Wandering Hands classics like "Forget You", "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Need a Dollar".

It's OK Wandering Hands, Adam's speeches have us scratching our heads too... We received plenty of brilliant suggestions following the announcement of the competition but in the end it was Rebecca Hannawin who won out with her trio of Summery Suggestions which went a little something like this;

Two Door Cinema ClubSomething Good Can Work
Cornershop Brimful of Asha
Don HenleyBoys of Summer

See the adoration in their eyes? That's what makes the job worthwhile... that and getting to see magicians in the middle of the day. Following a suspenseful envelope opening from Adam "Mr Entertainment" Sternberg, Wandering Hands launched into a Rebecca's song choices, quickly gathering a crowd of admiring fans who weren't shy about joining in on vocals.

Wandering Hands' Rhys tries to dislodge a misplaced canape from his instrument with the sheer force of Sax For more information on any of the acts featured in this post, you can get in touch through our contact page. Also, be sure to keep an eye on our twitter feed for more news and competitions.