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  • Karmadillo Eurovision Song Contest Entry

    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…

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  • Strawberry Fair – Love Music Hate Racism 2017

    Once again, congratulations to Rosey REPEAT for another superbly organised Love Music/Hate Racism stage at this years Strawberry Fair! Kudos to you for all the work you do for the cause in Cambridge. It is always an honour to play to support the work. It was also great to see so a stage given to…

  • Oxjam Takeover 2016

    The Oxjam Cambridge 2016 gig happened on Saturday. A mass takeover of 10 Cambridge venues, to raise money for Oxfam. I played two sets – one at 2468 and other other at The Snug Bar in Cambridge. The former I’d last been into when it was the vaults, the latter I’d not been into since…

  • This Old House

    The song I was most nervous about showing my fellow band members was Rent Boy, a song about house prices in the UK. It has a lot of changing sections, and the outro was a parody of a song I first heard performed in the early 80s by a chap called Shakin’ Stevens. He was…

  • Lavender & Lullabies – The Video

    In mid 2015 I got together with some students from Long Road Sixth Form College who were putting together music videos as part of their media course. Here is the fantastic outcome of that project. There were many members of the group – led by Hannah Gautrey – so good luck with going onwards!

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  • Great Poster for the 1st October Gig!

    Remember this cheeky chappie driving around on the moon?! Well now he’s putting on a show in Cambridge – 1st October at The Cornerhouse! See full details for the gig here!

  • Strawberry Fair 2015

    One of the best Strawberry Fairs I think! Lovely sunny day, a warm relaxed atmosphere and great music from so many local artists made for a blinder! Thanks to Rosie Repeat for inviting Karmadillo to perform on the Love Music/Hate Racism stage! Photos thanks to Jason Hill.

  • Karmadillo at Bling Ya Ting

    Rishi on stage at the Corn Exchange

    Another Karmadillo performance at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, courtesy of the Bling Ya Ting talent show. I had a great time entertaining again, and it’s lovely to be on the Corn Exchange stage with a full house! So much young talent on the stage was great to witness and be part of Here are some…

  • MISSING U – A Doctor Who themed video

    Rishi foreshadowing the 2023 Master outfit

    The theme for this video is inspired by the Doctor Who story Shada, and recreates The Fourth Doctor (the Tom Baker one!) being chased around Cambridge on a bicycle by a giant white blob. Special effects meant we could get the giant white blob chasing though we couldn’t quite manage the barbershop quartet in a…

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  • First gigs on 2015

    There has been a bit of a hiatus but now the winter is over, Avarice the charango has crawled out of her hidey hole and once she’s had a couple of whiskeys will be ready to hit the road again. some gig dates for 2015 are starting to fall into place. The first Cambridge one…