What ever happened to David Durant who was the vocalist on the first Mandalaband album as there is no reference to him anywhere - apart from that one album - on the internet?
After he was sacked by the band, and was replaced by Paul Young who transformed us into Sad Cafe, Dave moved to Bristol where he worked as an actor. In the summer of '79 I wen…t to visit him. By then I, too, had left the band and was living "just down the road" in Somerset. I always felt that Dave had been treated shabbily when he was ditched in the name of ambition, and I went to seek absolution for my part in this injustice. As one might expect, of a fine human being with higher aspirations than the world of pop music, he left me knowing he would not look back on his brush with the " biz" with either regret or bitterness. Dave's Swiss girlfriend, Heidi, had been trained in Cinematography and she was obviously a strong influence on their decision to move to Switzerland where Dave planned to finish his novel, the theme of which he would not disclose! Wherever Dave may now be I hope, and assume, that he is leading a rich and rewarding life. Om Mani Padme Hum, Dave. PS. Love is the first part of evolution, spelt backwards. Tony Cresswell (MORE)