Who we are?

Who are The InSurGentZ?

They hail from Tamworth, England - home of the Tamworth pig, Reliant Robin, the ancient capital of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia and in 2013 named the most overweight town in the UK.

Edward ian Armchair

Edward ian Armchair

Raised by pygmies in the Amazonian rain forests, Edward began writing as a distraction to the ever-present odour of roasting capybara. He travelled to England in the early 1970's on Kon-Tiki, the famous raft made of reeds. It was during this long, thirsty trip that he acquired his taste for blood. Arriving at Aberystwyth, washed up on the seashore with just a ships biscuit for company he caught the train to the nearest large city, Birmingham. Hearing about the small market town of Tamworth, just a few miles to the north and the indigenous Tamworth pig that roamed wild in the area, he quickly caught the X74 bus to the town. It was during his formative years in the town that he became known locally as Armchair and quickly became a local celebrity renowned for performing magic tricks and fire eating.

Rufus Merriweather

Rufus Merriweather

A member of the aristocracy, illegitimate son of Fanny Craddock the T.V. chef and well known as a trick cyclist, Merriweather began his musical career playing the penny whistle on the lesser-known follow-up to "Free Nelson Mandela" called: "Free Terry Waite". Although not a smash hit here in the U.K., the single was No. 1 in Lichtenstein. A master musician, Rufus can often be seen and heard playing bag pipes at dawn as he slowly roams the cobbled streets of his adoptive home town of Ashby de la Zouch. Merriweather is also a familiar face in Tamworth where he regularly takes part in the local sport of midget tickling, played on the third Wednesday of each month on the market square. Local midgets are gathered in pairs, their hands and feet bound and locals then encouraged to take it in turn to tickle them with the tail feather of the rare and elusive great crested tit, a pair of which nest each year in the grounds of Tamworth Castle.