Word reaches me that three enterprising, young(ish) consultants
from The Communication Group are desperately seeking a singer and a bass
guitarist to complete their newly formed ’rock’ band.
The populist beat combo bears the somewhat anorakish name of EDM - after
the parliamentary procedure known as an Early Day Motion.
While TCG director John Arnold delivers his searing licks on lead
guitar, consultants Jake Turnbull and David Beamer play drums and
The lads say they are open as to the gender of their future bassist and
EDM’s talents are such that their repertoire spans the 1970s, 1980s and
1990s, although Arnold admits to a penchant for New Romantic tunes. He
tells me they will do parties and weddings - although they did not
mention bar mitzvahs.
Despite being short of two musicians, EDM is already a runaway
The group is booked to play at two weddings, including that of TCG
consultant Jo Nove and agriculture ministry special adviser Kieran
Simpson next August bank holiday.
Arnold tells me EDM have been practising at Beamer’s home, in the sleepy
Surrey town of Yately. ’Jamming is what we call it in the business,’ he