Bob had some songs and a cool place to rehearse. The songs might not
have been great, but they started well and after a lot of rehearsals,
some of them now have great endings as well. That's all people ever
remember; the beginning and the end. They don't need to be good all the
way through. Bob can also cook, and has a certificate from Glasgow
College of Food Technology to prove it. This is a man who knows which fork to use, if not which scale.
Emily .. well, she was a girl and as a bonus, she could also play; she was actually musical. This often doesn't matter, but crucially, she played the piano and the violin, both of which look excellent in promo shots, even if your photographer turns out to be a hack. You can't muck up a shiny black piano with a girl sitting in front of it. Also, Emily has an amazing collection of dresses and shoes and like Princess Diana, she hasn't yet worn the same combination twice.
Then there's Rob,
who has three piece suits and a double bass. All musicians know that a
suit and a double bass increases the fee you can charge, because it all
means people will take you seriously; they think you're a jazz group,
and therefore might know what you're doing. When you turn up, in suits,
and you've got a girl in a dress, and a double bass, and then don't
actually play jazz, they're grateful, sometimes enough to book you
again. When the others found out that Rob had a yellow Fender PB from
the 70s, and secretly played John Mayer riffs on it, the others finally
began to respect him, and now look on him as an inspiration. He the
Rob is also rumoured to be the new Dr Who.