For a while I’ve been entertaining the concept of all the science songs being put into a dedicated stage show. This is now becoming a reality. Expect the show to hit the stage in the second half of this year, but to read more about it visit the new website and sign up on the Facebook page.
Well another Geek Pop Festival is upon us bringing a mixture of science, music and comedy. You’ll find Karmadillo contributions on The Tesla Stage at the Festival website.
As part of Geek Pop 2011 there is a ‘Geek Like Me’ mini album being launched. I am glad to be part of this with the Karmadillo track ‘Radio Gagarin’ – celebrating 50 years since the first manned space flight.
So I finally applied for the Cambridge Band Competition this year and have made it through to the heats! The gig is on March 17th at The Portland Arms. I’m feeling so nervous about this gig that straight after writing this I ‘m going to have to use the loo. It will be the first full gig I will be doing since the knee operation so just being able to stand up for the duration of the set counts as a victory for me!
Any support would be really appreciated for this – there is an audience vote as well as the judges decision which can influence getting into the finals – so if you are free this St Patricks Day – please come along!
So I’m sitting at home recovering from the knee operation I had last week. Its still a bit swollen but I’ve started the exercise regime and we’ll see how it all goes. I think it will be three or four more weeks before I’ll be gigging again – am now arranging things for future gigs so the calendar is getting fuller!
Unfortunately the anesthetic and the pain killers left me in a dazed state and I regressed back to my teenage years where I dreamed I was Jimmy Page.
It persisted right up until the point I left.
Now I have stopped air guitaring I can finally update the blog. Many thanks to the lovely Katya for looking after me!
Hope to be gigging soon.
Rishi will be talking about the Bard For Life album in a Monday night interview for an online show going out live from 8pm on Monday. Just go to http://www.reprezent.org.uk and click ‘live stream’.
We are proud to announce that the first Karmadillo album with UkeyLove Records is now available on iTunes! ‘Bard For Life’ features 11 Karmadillo tracks, available for the first time online.
Places to Buy The Album
- Noone Else (drums)
- Why Must I Be A Teenage Zombie In Love
- Facebook Makes This Bit Easy
- Noone Else Oboe Mashup (original)
- Rent Boy
- Woman In Red
- Mars and Venus
The album is in part a retrospective of Karmadillo work in the naughties, and features contributions from many Cambridge musicians including Jon Craven from Liquid Sky, accordian maestro Karl Sandeman and Tom Barden, drummer from the Pony Collaboration.
The album cover was designed by Miss Roberts of the Rude Mechanicals.