The musical troupe includes a future Clifford Chance trainee
Law grad-backed Oxford University a cappella group Out of the Blue is back. This time jetting Stateside to shoot a cover of Justin Timberlake’s smash hit Can’t stop the feeling!
Raising money for Oxford children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House, the group’s latest musical medley sees the all-male ensemble (including two law grads) perform to audiences as part of a West Coast tour.
Set against the Californian backdrop with panoramic views of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, the video — which has already received over 4,000 views — features plenty of sun, sea, sand and of course, singing. Some pretty sweet dance moves make an appearance too, as the group bop along to the upbeat soundtrack, which includes the lyric “so just dance, dance, dance, come on”.
So who are the squad’s two legally-minded songsters?
Deon Fang — who was voted one of Britain’s most influential law students by Legal Cheek readers in 2016 — graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) this year. According to his LinkedIn, Fang has has a BA in law from Oxford and has completed vacation schemes at Linklaters, Baker McKenzie, Slaughter and May, Skadden and Allen & Gledhill. He is currently working as a research assistant at Oxford and appears to have a training contract lined up with magic circle player Clifford Chance.
Jasper Gold is also a “lawyer in training”, according to his Twitter page and has undertaken a number of mini-pupillage and marshalling placements.
The group first hit headlines back in 2014 after its rendition of Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie gained widespread media coverage. The music video (embedded below) — which was spotted and subsequently shared by Shakira herself — garnered more than seven million views.
The talented Oxford troupe have released a series of viral music videos over the years.
Last Christmas, the singing sensations gave British rock band Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody the Oxbridge treatment. In 2016, the students produced a mash-up of pop star Ariana Grande’s Into You and Greedy and a cover of Eartha Kitt’s 1953 track Santa Baby in 2015.