Business consultant and former Scottish solicitor, Philip Rodney will take to the stage this Thursday, to introduce a stellar line up of legal rock bands in his latest role as Lexfactor Master of Ceremonies.

Philip practised as a lawyer for more than 40 years and is a Fellow of the Law Society of Scotland, but as Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a current columnist for the Times, he has the perfect combination of journalistic and musical talents to interview, the first (in alphabetical order only) Lexfactor band.

Philip Rodney, Lexfactor Master of Ceremonies, introduces Argyll Cycle.

Philip Rodney: Who are The Argyll Cycle?

Argyll Cycle: The Argyll Cycle is a band made up of friends from across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Skelmorlie, East Kilbride, and Stranraer. With musically diverse backgrounds, we have a shared love of country and bluegrass music and are influenced by the likes of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Hank Williams, Chris Stapleton, and Old Crow Medicine Show. The band is made up of lead vocalist Gregor Feeney, rhythm guitarist David Murdie, lead guitarist and violinist Jim Ward, mandolinist Ryan Macready, bassist Scott Runciman, and drummer Steven Ross. Although the members had played together in different variations, The Argyll Cycle was created for the Lexfactor and we are delighted that it has brought us together. We hope it will be the start of a wonderful musical journey.

Philip Rodney: How are you feeling about the big night?

Argyll Cycle: Can’t bloody wait.

Philip Rodney: Why do you deserve to win the inaugural Lexfactor trophy?

Argyll Cycle: We don’t. We are just delighted to have the opportunity to play our music for our friends, colleagues, and peers and hope that they enjoy it as much as we will.

Philip Rodney: Do you have a rider and can you share the details?

Argyll Cycle: Two litres of Jack Daniels and two litres of hand sanitizer (the COVID19 cocktail), diclofenac (we’re all getting old), five copies of the Law Society of Scotland Journal and one copy of the Beano (for Dave).


"Lexfactor is such a tremendous idea and a great way to showcase the musical talents of the Scottish legal profession, entertain the crowds and raise money for an excellent cause all at the same time. The Lawscot Foundation is doing outstanding work to support equal access to the profession for inspirational young people from less advantaged backgrounds and I am thrilled to be part of it all. Rock and roll on Thursday night!"

Philip Rodney, master of ceremonies


On Thursday 12 March, aspiring rock stars from across the Scottish legal profession will take to the stage and rock the mic in a bid to outperform their competition and colleagues, entertain the crowds and raise funds for the Lawscot Foundation. You can't afford to miss out on an event to remember.