Mister Diplomat

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After an incredible opening weekend hosting guests from out-of-town and Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, Mister Diplomat was proud to rock its second weekend with John Gillespie, a fixture of the Chapel Hill music scene since 1987. John met Elaine Tola in a Comparative Literature class at UNC-Chapel Hill and they formed Nikki Meets the Hibachi. The band was hugely popular in Chapel Hill, and earned airplay across the country, evenutally charting on the CMJ Top 100 College chart. Nikki Meets the Hibachi is still active today, and is currently re-mastering their 1992 album The Bluest Sky for re-release. John has been teaching English at East Chapel Hill High School for the last ten years, and is also a veteran of other local bands such as Kickball and Two Fish Blue. Thanks for the Bojangles!