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Wanted: Musicians to band together with headteacher


A


headteacher who lives in Abbots Langley wants to start a band and is looking for


members. John Dibdin, head of Mount Pleasant School in


Bricket Wood, left the last band he was in 2001. He revealed: ―We were called The Plant and


played originals that were in the indie mould — we were reviewed several times in local papers —always positively. ―I had previously played in a band at college


that was a mixture of Ska and R&B with some covers and some originals.‖ John cites his musical inspirations as


Desmond Dekker — he supported him while at college — Elvis Costello, Jimmy Cliff, Aretha Franklin and The Specials among others. John, who plays the bass guitar, said he


decided to set up a band because he recently picked up the bass again and has been enjoying it.


He said: ―My band does not yet exist — but I would like to go back to playing ska and R&B


music as it is great fun and almost guaranteed to get anyone on their feet and dancing. ―Being in a band is a tremendous buzz —there


is great camaraderie within the band itself, but also a real kick from seeing people dancing and enjoying themselves when you‘re playing.‖ As well as playing bass in the new band – he


will be trying to convince the other members he should sing backing vocals. He commented: ―Undoubtedly the rest of the


band will feel that I should stick to the bass. ―I am also happy to do some organising and


share the general management of the band. Apart from world domination and millions of pounds in a tax-free Cayman Island account, I'‘d really like to have fun, play at a few local functions and not take it too seriously.‖ If you are interested in joining the band, contact johndibdin@googlemail.com.


John Dibdin


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