Middle-aged bad boys take Uranus to the Cavern

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 April, 2010, 12:00am

No matter how much of a big shot you are at work, everyone wants to be a rock star. A local 'all-star' band, comprising four media moguls and a TV VJ, rocked out on Friday at the Skylark Lounge in Wyndham Street. The quintet - obviously with their tongues firmly Spinal-Tapped in cheek - is called Uranus. It consists of (from left) Jasper Donat (head of marketing consultancy Branded and former head of Channel V), vocalist William Pfeiffer (CEO of Tiger Gate Entertainment), guitarist Ed Bean (founder of Siren Films), lead guitarist Craig Leeson (documentary filmmaker and boss of Ocean Vista Films) and Channel V's Dominic Lau (not seen) on drums. The five middle-age bad boys shed their corporate suits to pummel through a respectable set, matching their younger contemporaries on the bill.

It wasn't just a one-off gig. The group appears on The Underground's third CD compilation, to be released on Saturday. Uranus will play at the release party at the Cavern. A HK$150 cover charge gets you an Asahi beer, a lucky-draw ticket and a copy of the double-set compilation. Oh, here's how the group is described by the presenter: 'An explosive, rocking journey with a guaranteed climactic performance. Welcome to Uranus. This won't hurt a bit!' Fire in the hole, indeed.