Ever since 1995 I’ve wanted to submit an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. One of the rules they have is a three minute time limit on the song, which my love of prog rock seems to have prevented me from writing! Anyway last year I did actually come up with an idea for a song, partly inspired by Shakespeare anniversary and partly by political events – Romeo and Juliet as a metaphor for Brexit.
I had great fun recording the song with Cherry Morello – alas it didn’t get selected (and from the Song For Europe show it seemed the UK song selectors were determined to go for a tepid ballad number). See what you think!
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.
OK, this will be the biggest stage appearance for Karmadillo as of yet, at the world/urban music festival at the Cambridge Corn Exchange happening tomorrow. I’ve decided to soup up the stage act as well – playing this solo means in a big hall means the audience at the back probably won’t even be able to see the charango, so I’ve decided to try integrating some dance moves!
Anyway – will see how it goes!
Where the offbeat South American Charango meets offbeat English songwriting