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Law grad-backed Oxford University a cappella group jet to the US to shoot new Justin Timberlake cover track

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The musical troupe includes a future Clifford Chance trainee

Out of the Blue — Deon Fang (front row second from the left) and Jasper Gold (middle row third from the right)

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.

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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.

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30 Comments

Anonymous

You’re parodying yourselves at this point, surely?

londonerlaw

Back row. Third from the left. He’s pretty hot.

A trust fund with a trust fund

I actually rather like 2nd from left

Anonymous

You know he’s 15, right?

A trust fund with a trust fund

So maximum of 12 months to go?

Criminal Barrister

The Lucy Faithful Foundation is awaiting your call.

A trust fund with a trust fund

He is very likely straight, but if he wants to see me when he’s 16, he’s very welcome.

So, what’s this about children? No children here

Anonymous

If you wanna ask about uncovnential living arrangements, why is that approaching 50 ponce Alex aldridge forcing his senile mumsy to pimp herself out on the soho graveyard shift scene to pay the bills?

Anonymous

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THEN

You need to invite Katie King back to pen…

AN EPIC FEATURE-LENGTH ARTICLE…

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ADD TO THAT…

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Thoughts?

Anonymous

Thoughts? You need to find a hobby to fill your evenings mate.

citylawsenior

Why would someone with a First in Law from Oxford (and a BCL to boot) go to somewhere like Clifford Chance? Most of the trainees at CCs have 2.1s from Sheffield/Queen Mary etc.

CC NQ

You wish you worked at CC you little cockstain

s&m1989

Congrats on qualifying at the shi**iest MC firm. Clifford Chance’s ‘CV blind’ recruitment in action.

Anonymous

Rofl what are you on about you gimp?

Anonymous

Bottom middle – is that ChrisMD?

Anonymous

who dat

Anonymous

You old bro. Get on YouTube.

Anonymous

Imagine going through Slaughters and Skadden only to end up at CC

Poor guy

F

Anonymous

They deleted my comment, it stated that Oxford gets 500 million a year of taxpayers money whilst cuts are made to the NHS

Clifford Chance has a professorship position there named after the firm. Hard to believe them when they say we operate CV blind. Hardly any black people there to, not surprised with its colonial history

Anonymous

When I say chip

You say shoulder

Anonymous

Chip on shoulder? I never applied to the place for obvious reasons. Had a girl turn down Oxford for Brunel as the kids were arrogant and low on emotional intelligence, a bit like the ex prime minister and ex foreign secretary.

Alex’s mumsy

im very high on emotional intelligence, that’s why I let my boss pay me below the London living wage!!

TFG

And current PM and Foreign Sec…
?

Anonymous

For charity. That’s good.

But this story is: ‘law grad goes with some mates to America to sing in a choir’.

That’s it.

Pathetic.

Anonymous

WTF happened to that old cnut Not Amused?

Alleged solicitor, Helen Tse

He sucking my dog after I fried and fucked it!

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