Buzz Fest!!!

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
Karmadillo 16:00
Mark Shepherd 16:35
Romy 17:10
Paul Gloyne 17:45
Nathan James King 18:20
Edward Alice 19:00

Copenhagen, here we come!!!

I haven’t really been gigging much, but when invited to play in Denmark I got caught up in their post-Eurovision winning glow and am now proud to be playing the Start the summer holidays with a POP! event….in Copenhagen!!!

2013-summer with pop banner

It’s a jangletastic night of indie and pop played by bands from Copenhagen and Cambridge at Metronomen.

The Centimes (UK)
Glow Cats (DK)
Karmadillo (UK)
Roadside Poppies (UK/DK)
Younolovebunny (DK)

Nerd themed gig alert!!!

Theres a nerdy themed gig going on Friday April 26, 2013. More details from the Facebook Page. I guess I’ll just have to throw some science stuff into the mix won’t I? 😉

In particular, it’ll be a pleasure to support RANDOM aka Mega Ran a forefather of the whole nerdcore hip-hop movement and it’s safe to say that without him artists like MC Frontalot, MC Chris and MC Lars wouldn’t even exist. His music is hip-hop but his love of video games and nerd culture take centre stage, especially in his Mega Man-themed series of albums (which are even officially sanctioned by Mega Man’s creators Capcom!). Also supporting is MC iPOD.

Doors at 8ish. Starts around half 8. All at the Corner House, Newmarket Road, Cambridge. An even fiver on the door, or save a quid and buy a ticket from

flyer for Random, Karmadillo and MC iPod
flyer for Random, Karmadillo and MC iPod

Gosh, it’s been awhile!

I’ll be coming out of sabbatical with a gig tonight at Cambridge’s Bright Club Re:generation event during the Cambridge Science Festival. I’ll be unveiling two new Professor Karmadillo songs to the public – one on the Mars Curiosity Rover, and t’other on one of the freakiest looking creatures that also aids cancer research – the naked mole rat.

Cambridge Bright Club Regeneration flyer

It also looks like some bits need tweaking with the website and I’ll be changing mailing list provider, so I’ll soon be back to updating you regularly with Karmadillo and Professor Karmadillo shenanigans!

Take Care


Performers & Pints 11: 2nd Anniversary Bash!

I had planned on not gigging until the end of the summer given the birth of my daughter but the invite to support Will Makower on his album launch party on the second anniversary of the Performers & Pints night in Potton was something I had enjoyed and thought I would like to give it a go. The album isn’t going to be ready in time, but the event is still going ahead.

Karmadillo will be on 2nd – around 9pm I think. I may be a bit ropey as I haven’t had much of a chance to practise much over the past few months, but there is a great set of acts playing also including Alex Holmes & Della Lupa.

The Red Lion, 1 Station Road, Potton SG19 2PZ
Friday 29th June
Doors 8 for an 8.30 p.m. start
Free entry (donations welcome for artist travel exps)

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10 Years of The Charango & Nee Health Service Fundraiser

It will be 10 Years since I wondered into a shop somewhere in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. To celebrate this momentous moment I thought I would have a gig. It will also be the last Karmadillo gig for a while due to imminent baby arrival – plus the last time I drink as after this I will be on emergency labour transport alert. It’s going to be a party!

To say a big thank you to the staff at the NHS who have given knee operations and physiotherapy this will be a fundraiser for Chesterton Hospital Physiotherapy Section and the Osteopath Clinic at Addenbrookes. I put my faith in them, they gave me hop, and now I repay with charity.

Also a big thank you to the following peeps for supporting me in this endeavour. Check out their websites and music!
Karmadillo 10.15-11.00
Jacqui & Geoff 9.40-10.05 – Acoustic songwriting brilliance feature Tom from The Pony Collaboration on drums
Jana Tyrell/Happy Hunting 9.05-9.30 – – great vocalist and pianist coming up from London
Tom Conway 8.45-9 – Scottish blues and acoustic mellowness
David Young who was scheduled to play can’t make it any more.

Portland Arms, near Staples in Cambridge. 8pm start £6/£3 NHS staff

Fundraising for Addenrookes/Chesterton gig flyer
Fundraising for Addenrookes/Chesterton gig flyer