LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Irish-born entrepreneur Vince Power made a reputation for himself as an aggressive businessman, turning a fortune made from used furniture sales into the Mean Fiddler empire. Now, two years after selling Mean Fiddler to Live Nation, Power is looking to get back into saddle.
The primary obstacle his to his ambitions is a non-compete clause which stems from the sale of Mean Fiddler to LN-Gaiety, fortunately for Power, that is set to expire in 2008.
Power hasn't been standing still during the lull however. His latest venture has been a series of small venues around London, fashioned on American-style supper clubs like the Bloomsbury Ballroom where, in a tableau from a bygone era, diners are serenaded by Louis Hoover and a 17 piece band. In exchange for about $200, patrons get "a sumptuous meal" and then "dance ’n’ smooch till the early hours," according to the PR while Hoover channels Sinatra. Is it a money-maker? "Yeah" Power told the Sunday Times "But its a lot of hard work."
Power's not all retro. The Sunday Times also reported that Power has his eye on the festival world as well. He's kept his hand in by purchasing an interest in the Spanish festival Benicassim and he is reportedly working on a new rock festival, to be held in the south of London as early as next year.
With a new biography, penned by former Loaded editor James Brown, also in the works for next year, 2008 is shaping up to be a big year for Vince Power. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers