The AhmaDilloes were born in June 1997.
Shahzad, Siva and johnnie were medical students who shared a house in Sheffield.
johnnie was in a band and owned some instruments and recording gear.
Siva and Shahzad were not in a band and did not have any instruments or recording gear.
Shahzad, Siva and johnnie decided to record an album.
Siva picked up a bass and played it. He didn't need to practice. He only ever played the bass when the AhmaDilloes were writing or recording.
Shahzad tried, but was not a natural musician. He became the lead singer.
johnnie played guitar and programmed the drum machine.
Siva, johnnie and Shahzad all contributed backing vocals, percussion and a variety of non-specific vocal sounds.
The AhmaDilloes wrote and recorded very intermittently over a period of six months and the result of their efforts was the album "the AhmaDilloes are for life, not just for xmas" and a handful of other tracks. With only a couple of exceptions each song was recorded as it was written and never played again. The album was unleashed on the public on the 18th of December 1997 at a xmas party with turkey and all the trimmings cooked by the band for ten people.