Category: blog

  • Happy 35th Birthday Red Dwarf!

    A 35th anniversary tribute to Red Dwarf. Actually recorded for the 30th anniversary tribute 5 years ago, but I never blogged it on the site, so some justification for putting it up today! As a show, it was a real game changer for me, alongside Star Trek The Next Generation, providing different ways in which […]

  • Cyco Vision – Suicidal Tendencies Cover

    I’m really chuffed to announce that the first volume in the “Phony Hawks Faux Skater” series has been released, and features Karmadillo take on Cyco Vision by Suicidal Tendencies. This is a short punk song I tried my best to turn into a prog rock extravaganza, but despite nearly doubling it’s length it still comes […]

  • Graffiti Themed Photo Shoot!

    Photos of Rishi Karmadillo in front of some graffiti!

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  • The Busy-ness Explained!

    Been a bit busy over the first half of the year with non-music stuff – this photo after my first music performance of the year explains why! I’m so glad to be with the wonderful Nevie, and us and our two children are really happy with the journey so far, and are looking to our […]

  • Fundraiser for ex-Karmadillo Kate

    One of the most fantastic musicians it has been my pleasure to work with as Karmadillo has been Kate Aria, who is currently holder of the ‘furthest distance between myself and Rishi after having been in a band with him’ award by heading off to Australia a decade ago. She has been identified as having […]

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  • The Bare Minim!

    About 15 years ago I used to to host on the Cambridge community radio station, 209radio. I’m not really someone with a classical background so it was a way of educating myself on the genre. The show was called the “The Bare Minim” to reflect the level knowledge I had. I used to pick pieces […]

  • Fete de la Musique 2021!

    After a bit of a hiatus (COVID/family life) I’ve been rehearsing for that first live gig in years, the Saffron Walden Fete de la Musique on Sunday June 20th 2021. There’s a mixture of old and new, and some updates. I’ve also just applied for the Cambridge Buskers & Street Performers Festival 2021 next month. […]

  • Professor Karmadillo is now Singing Science!

    Singing Science musical stave, with scientific concepts for notes.

    A while ago I started a side project to turn some ideas I had for songs from the world of science into musical form. This saw the light of day as Professor Karmadillo, and resulted in the album Giant Leaps. I have now decided to turn this into a more full time project, which sees […]

  • A First Twitch gig with The British IBM

    This is my first gig of 2021, and my first gig on Twitch! Aidy from The British IBM has been entertaining with his Friday night gigs throughout this lockdown period. And he has kindily invited me along to do a Karmadillo set. The gig will be split across two URLs. Friday, 5th February 2021 8pm […]

  • COVID-19 Portland Arms Virtual Fundraiser

    As a performer I have greatly enjoyed playing there in my last century rock band, and current century Karmadillo and Singing Science phases, and has a gig goer have enjoyed performances, food, the company of dear friends, (and yes soooo much alcohol!). Since Hayley and Steve took over running the place it has gone from […]