Rumour has it that up-andcoming designer Patrick Lynch, one of the AJ 40 Under 40 famed for his private house in east London, was in the running to design a stage set for the forthcoming world tour of mild-mannered rockers Keane.
Unfortunately, the architect was narrowly pipped at the post to win the work by a team thought to be led by the designer behind Peter Gabriel's iconic '80s Sledgehammer video.
A narrow escape for Lynch though. Not the kind of band any self-respecting macho architect need associate themselves with. Unlike Status Quo for example.