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Cambridge Science Festival/Bright Club appearance

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Coming out of sabbatical with a gig tonight at Cambridge’s Bright Club Re:generation event during the Cambridge Science Festival. Bright Club is an event where scientists present their data – with a comedy angle!

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

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Interview posted on Singing With Science

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I was approached quite a few months ago by Greg Crowther from Sing About Science to do an interview. After very patiently waiting for my response (between the baby and the house move last month things were a wee bit busy!) to the questions I managed to reply and sent my response on to him. Which he very promptly placed online here!

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Curiosity Kills?

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Mars Curiosity is due to land Monday 6th May 2012 around 6.30am BST. There is a seven minute window when NASA has no contact with the lander – here’s my reckoning of what will actually happen at the landing….
Curiosity kills the Martian

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ConCERNing Higgs – Free!!!!

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To celebrate the fact a big announcement is being made by CERN today we are giving away the Professor Karmadillo track ‘ConCERNing Higgs’ away for free today! We’ve made the hunt for the track a bit easier than the search for a Higgs Boson – you just need to use the link below!

Professor Karmadillo – Giant Leaps – 07 ConCERNing Higgs

Don’t forget, if you like this songs there’s a whole host of science songs on the Giant Leaps album! Get it off one of the stores below!
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A live performance is captured here!

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Collaborators – Jon Craven

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Jon Craven is responsible for the amazing guitar solo work on Catalyst and Graphene. I met him studying at Cambridge where we dressed up in DJs and played metal versions of James Bond theme songs in the band Bond. His normal band now is Manchester based goth metal combo, Liquid Sky. Check out his words on science, music and collaborating together below!

Jon Craven - Guitarist

My name is Jon Craven. No, no relation to him off ‘Newsround’ and ‘Country File’ – just to get that out of the way for starters!
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!(Science Showoff) In Cambridge – The Photo Gallery

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This was originally billed as a Science Showoff night during the Cambridge Science Festival, but was turned into a Geek Cabaret. I managed to do a 4 song set – not long after the baby was born, and the last … Continue reading

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Collaborators – Rob Kemp

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Rob Kemp is the animator whose crazy MS Paint inspired videos made me think he’d be ideal for the GFP song. Below he describes his animation technique, his love of science, and working on the GFP video. Check out his other films on the Rob Kemp Films Youtube channel

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Collaborators – Ben Garnett aka The Organ Grinders Monkey

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My main musical collaborator for the Professor Karmadillo project and the Giant Leaps album has been Ben Garnett, who I first met whilst he was playing in Cambridge as part of Colonel Bastard. He’s now based in Brighton where he is The Organ Grinders Monkey. I feel we really had great chemistry when working together. As the guy who cystallised a lot of the ideas into solid recordings, his contribution was pivotal to how good the music turned out – and his work was invaluable! Here’s his account of working together on Professor Karmadillo. Thanks a lot for all your efforts dude!

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Geek Cabaret (was Science Showoff) In Cambridge

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So the Science Showoff event is not happening as it was, but nerdy entertainment is still happening courtesy of Geek Cabaret! Plan to be there doing an acoustic set of songs!

Tickets £5 from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/160477

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Science Showoff In Cambridge!

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This is something I’ve been to performing at regularly down in London before and I had put on the list of vices to give up with the baby due in a couple of weeks. But now the dealer has turned up on the doorstep – yes, as part of Cambridge Science Festival, Science Showoff is in Cambridge!

Basically it’s nine minute slots of people presenting science stuff in an entertaining/comedic manner ranging from talks, group experiments and (as I will be there doing) song. Performance slots are still available, so if you have some science to showoff, why not book a slot?! See you there.

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In the meantime, check out part of one of my previous showoff performances!

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