THE ARMADILLOS - JULY 2008



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THE ARMADILLOS - JULY 2008

Postby JohnC » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:16 pm

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Artist / Band Of The Month
July 2008


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<center> Probably The Best Rhythm Experience You Can Get With Your Clothes On </center>


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The Armadillos

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The Armadillos Play What We Call Texas Swing. Around The Northwest Of England. Come Feel and Hear The Music In ''Roots'y Dill 'O' rama-sound'' ''You Just Got To Hop On Board, Swing That Thing, Shake It To Your Maker''. Please Check Out Our Web Site www.thearmadillos.co.uk And join The Redneck Crowd. the way to encourage audience participation and to create a visual impact on stage.

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Andy Levey
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Andy Levey: ‘Doghouse’ Bass; Electric Bass; Ukulele. Andy’s musical career began in Punk Rock with his band ‘The Electric Vicars’, then he moved to Rock‘n’Roll playing with Yeti the drummer from ‘The Cowboy Owtfit’, then on to join Greg in the ‘Herbert’s’ blues band, and then oon to Country with The Armadillo’s. Amongst Andy’s influences are Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Andy works in the motor parts industry and lives in Urmston, Manchester.
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Ian Gibbon
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Ian Gibbon: Drums; Percussion; Acoustic Guitar; Vocals. Ian’s musical career started with his Dad’s Dance combo covering on drums while the regular drummer got the spot prizes sorted out! Ian was a founder member of the country band ‘Southern Pride’ in the early seventies, and then later went on to play with Tony in ‘Nashville Fever’. Ian’s influences started at an early age with his Uncle’s Hank Williams 78’s and moved to Johnny Cash when his brother swapped ‘SgtPeppers’ for ‘Live at Folsom Prison’. Ian lives in Urmston, Manchester and sells consumables to the motor and motorcycle industry.
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Greg Walker
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Greg Walker: Guitars; Lap Steel Guitar; Mandolin; Dobro Greg’s’ musical career started at school when he was influenced by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Greg ended up playing a concert for fellow pupils (Ian was in the audience!). He then formed a couple of local rock bands, but influenced by T-Bone Walker and Howling Wolf Greg wanted to play blues. With former Winchesters and now Cowboy Owtfit bass player Horace Dodgson (no it isn’t his real name, eh Geoff!) Greg formed the Herbert’s blues band. With his interest turning to Western Swing music, from being turned on to this genre by the likes of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Greg went on to play lap steel and form one of Manchester’s best exponents of this style the Winchesters. After quite a few years gap Greg and Ian met up again, over a beer this time, and the idea for the Armadillo’s was formed. Greg lives in Darwen, Lancs. and works as a Maths teacher at a local College, teaching disaffected teenagers.

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Tony Callaghan
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Tony Callaghan; Guitars; Keyboards; 5 string Banjo; Vocals
Tony’s musical inspiration started at an early age listening to his Mum and Dad singing in harmony at the family home in Wales. Tony was bought a guitar when he was 8 and when the Family moved to Manchester Tony’s playing moved from the sitting room to the stage. Tony’s musical influences come from jazz greats such as Charlie Christian and Glenn Miller. Tony played with local rock bands Black Sedan and Microwave before being spotted by Nashville Fever front man Des Logan. Tony joined the band as the bass player but it only was a matter of time before Tony would become the lead guitar player (although he still does occasionally play bass today) infact it was when the original Nashville Fever guitar player (an American to boot!) couldn’t play the lick to Merle Haggards’ ‘Silver Wings’ actually! Tony lives in Partington, Manchester and when he’s not gigging he spends his time as a decorator, gardener and general handy man.

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There’s something about this band that makes the ladies want to dance. A good time is always on offer when the Armadillos are at your venue. Come and get a taste of Texas and Louisiana and feel the passion that spills from the driving rhythm. The enjoyment that these fellas generate from their performance will make you want to climb aboard and let your hair down to the rhythmic swing of the music. Styles of music that they cover include: Country Western Swing TexMex Cajun Blues and Rock & Roll in varying degrees, but most of the time… All mixed together.

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Contact Details:-

Tel: Greg; 01254 774010 Mobile: 7899988308

E-mail thearmadillos@hotmail.co.uk

Web http://www.thearmadillos.co.uk


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<center> The Armadillos are the featured band on BCMI Radio for July 2008

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Postby CaroleC » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:22 am

Hey they look and sound really good, when they gonna come across to the other side of the pennines??

Love the album cover

Pity they feel that way bout harmonica players
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Postby armadillo 1 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:48 pm

:D Hiya,
Idid'nt think we'd had a go at harmonica players(alhough those guys in blues bands who just make train noises do get on my wick a bit!)
I thought it was flute players in folk bands we had a poke at !, only funnin' now all you traditionalists out there.
We love the likes of Charlie Mc Coy anyway!And we would love to get onto the other side of the Pennines (we've been to Wakefield-twice!-Sheffield -Barnoldswick-is it in Yorkshire stillBradford -again twice-and we lived to tell the tail.Seriously though please get in touch , we need the work!
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Postby kev » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:09 pm

Nice! Do you ever make it as far south as Norfolk?
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Postby armadillo 1 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:55 pm

Hi,
Thanks for your interest .The Armadillo's would love to come to Norfolk.If you have a club or Festival or anything within reason (we have done the odd wedding , 21st ,40th , 60th and Barmiztpha!-is that spelt right John!).
It would have to be a Saturday/Sunday with 2 gigs though but we would make the trip.

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Postby JohnC » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:47 pm

Barmiztpha!-is that spelt right John!).


How would I know....

I'm THICK.... :oops: :nutso:
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Postby AIDEN » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:53 pm

TRUE JOHN VERY TRUE :roll:
Cheers for now THE KARAOKE COWBOY
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Postby JohnC » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:02 am

TRUE JOHN VERY TRUE

At least I do admit it....

Is it spelt right???
Do YOU know ????
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