MISSING U – A Doctor Who themed video

The theme for this video is inspired by the Doctor Who story Shada, and recreates The Fourth Doctor (the Tom Baker one!) being chased around Cambridge on a bicycle by a giant white blob. Special effects meant we could get the giant white blob chasing though we couldn’t quite manage the barbershop quartet in a doorway! A ludicrously long scarf as well as the charango was too impratical but there is a McCoy era tank top and a Davidson era celery stick!

Without further ado … the music video to the song MISSING U by Karmadillo.

Many thanks to Rob Kemp, who directed the video early on a Sunday morning and figured out the locations for the original scenes from Shada – Thanks!

First gigs on 2015

There has been a bit of a hiatus but now the winter is over, Avarice the charango has crawled out of her hidey hole and once she’s had a couple of whiskeys will be ready to hit the road again.

some gig dates for 2015 are starting to fall into place. The first Cambridge one is at Relevant Records on April 2nd, but before that the first London one is at The Bohemia Hackney on March 14th!

More will come – See the EVENTS PAGE for full details.

MISSING U at the Corn Exchange

Here’s a live video of Karmadillo performing MISSING U at the Cambridge Corn Exchange last month. It feels like the backing track was a bit quieter than I’d have liked but the audience reaction was nice and warm. Need to work on getting those scissor kicks higher – I’m sure I used to get more air!

Otway Support Reviews ;-)

There were a couple of reviews made of the John Otway show last week in Cambridge, and a couple of nice Karmadillo mentions in some of them ;-) I had a great time, and really enjoyed Otways show.

From Cambridge Local Secrets:

It’s just as well that Otway is so good because support act Karmadillo was a hard one to follow. He plays a charango, which is a small guitar originally designed to be made out of an armadillo, although his one is made out of mere wood: ‘Anything hairier than my legs shouldn’t be a musical instrument’. He performs witty, often tender songs, of a kind that would go down well as an interlude in a Radio 4 chat show.

And from Slate The Disco:

Also deserving of a mention is support act Rishi, aka Karmadillo who performed songs on topics ranging from zombies to ageing porn stars on a mini guitar called a charango traditionally made from an armadillo shell. His gentile eccentricity and sense of humour made him the perfect warmup for Otway’s comedy rock and roll show.

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Where the offbeat South American Charango meets offbeat English songwriting