Greg : Vocals; Guitars; Lap Steel Guitar; Mandolin & Dobro
Greg's musical career started at school when he was influenced by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. Greg played 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 the blues.
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. After quite a few years Greg and Ian met up again, over a beer this time, and the idea for The Armadillos was formed.
Ian : Drums; Percussion; Vocals; Acoustic Guitar
Ianís musical career started with his Dadís 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.
Ianís influences started at an early age
with his Uncle's Hank Williams 78ís and moved to Johnny Cash when his
brother swapped 'Sgt Peppers' for 'Live at Folsom Prison', with John
Fogerty and the likes of Waylon & Willie & Flatt n Scruggs added to the
Andy : Doghouse Bass; Fender Electric Bass; Ukulele
Andy's musical career began in Punk & Rock music with The Electric Vicars, then he moved to RockĎníRoll with Yetty in Suzy & The Spitfires
Then on to join Greg in the
Herbert's blues band, and
then to The Armadillos. Andyís influences are Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash,
Unknown Hinson, Dale Watson, Webb Wilder and Los Straightjackets.
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