The Rockin' Armadillos are one of Europe's most exciting blues-rock attraction. In a world full of so-so blues bands, The Rockin Armadillos' tough-rockin, funky style stands head and shoulders above the run-of-the-mill.
If you love powerful, passionate guitar playing, the Armadillos have it by the spadeful - courtesy of two of the hottest young players in the whole of Europe.
If you enjoy irresistible rhythms that you can't help dancing to, the band's rhythm section will connect directly with your feet.
And if the combination of a gritty male vocal and a sweet, soulful country-tinged female voice is to your liking, you'll find both these here, too - with a generous side-order of wailing harmonica and some down-and-dirty slide guitar thrown in for good measure!
Whether it's sinuous, funky up-tempo numbers, toe-tapping Texas shuffles or soulful, heartfelt slow blues tunes, the Armadillos are THE band...
Formed in 1995 having previously gigged with a slightly different lineup as T-Bird Rhythm.
Tim Aves: vocals/harp/slide guitar
Jane English: vocals
Owen Barry: guitar
Alex Murkin: keyboards
Rob Barry: bass
Paul Lester: drums
In September 2003, Alex Murkin left the band and was replaced by Alex Hall on guitar.
Two CDs to date both on Square One Records:
Texas Cockroach (1998)
Armadillo in the Road (2000)
UK and continental Europe so far, but we'd love to play our blues in the USA
Stevie Ray Vaugan/ Fabulous Thunderbirds/ Bonnie Raitt/ Chris Duarte/ Joe Ely/ Sonny Landreth/ Jeff Beck/ Albert Collins/ BB King/ Stevie Wonder/ Hendrix/ The Hoax
Loads of old tube amps (mostly Fenders and Matchless)MarshallDBS 400 bass amp
Fender, Ibanez and Paul Reeed Smith guitars and basses
Loads of effects pedals!
Hohner and Bushman Harmonicas
Mackie PA equipment
Come and see the band play - you'll have fun!