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.
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.
A first Professor Karmadillo recording of the new year is now up and available to listen to on our Soundcloud page. In fact, this little number on genetic screening is available as a free download – just use the player below!
The events page and calendar is now up and running on the new look website. Why not check out details for the Return of Karmadillo to the Cambridge Music scene! Free entry at the Elm Tree on Feb 16th 2014.
The Karmadillo merchandising has now been shifted to a third party site – checkout the Karmadillo merchandise page at Big Cartel. This will give you more options for payment and be easier to maintain than the current Paypal system.
You’ve been able to buy the Karmadillo Bard For Life album for a while from many sources – but now it is also available as a postcard with a download code. This means you can enjoy the fantastic artwork (by Miss Roberts of Rude Mechanicals fame) on your wall whilst you are listening to it!!!
Playing Buzz Fest at The Cornerhouse off Newmarket Road in Cambridge tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 3rd August) – onstage 4pm with Free entry!
Here’s the rest of the Saturday line-up!
SJ Mortimer 13:25
Spikey Wild 14:00
Tom Tilbury 14:35
Rob Jackson 15:05
Broken Desperado 15:25
Mark Shepherd 16:35
Paul Gloyne 17:45
Nathan James King 18:20
Edward Alice 19:00
You can watch the video for the Karmadillo contribution. The compilation has a foreword from Peter Tatchell, artwork by Luis Drayton and features music from: Ste McCabe, Ten Tigers, The Lovely Eggs, The Get, Das Wanderlust (last ever recording), Bearsuit, Tumbledryer Babies, Death of the Elephant, Dragchrist, Salty Lips, Pocket Gods, Mary Cigarettes, Karmadillo, Art Gruppe, Stella Zine, Zorras, Lost Harbours and my favourite named artist of the bunch, Toska Wilde.
Where the offbeat South American Charango meets offbeat English songwriting