DIARY: The beat goes on as TCG work in total harmony

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.

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

keyboards respectively.



The lads say they are open as to the gender of their future bassist and

singer.



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

success.



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

says, knowingly.



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