The Dawn Chorus / The Retrospective Soundtrack Players - Blogging all over the World

My name is Kyle. I am a happily failing indie/punk/folk/country/rock musician from Hampshire, UK. I have been singing and songwriting in The Dawn Chorus since 2005, and The Retrospective Soundtrack Players since 2010. I love these two bands like my brother/wife rolled into one. This blog details the shows I have played with both bands, in chronological order.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


L - Southampton Talking Heads - 01/03/07

Thursday 1st March
Southampton Talking Heads

The Dawn Chorus
Philip Barebones

Well these gigs happen. We only played to about 10 people, but then we only brought along 7 or 8 so of course we can't complain. It wasn't particularly unenjoyable, it was just very empty. This was our last gig ever without Paul, so in a way it was nice to draw a line under the old DC with our 50th gig and now we're ready to move onwards and upwards, or possibly sideways. A few points of note:

Ben: What do you do for a job then?

Me: I'm a supply teacher.

Ben: Oh I'm a teacher too. But I don't take any shit.

Me: I have to take lots of shit, it's in the job description. But at least I can go home afterwards and forget about it.

Ben: Yeah you can just go home and have a wank.

This might not seem funny on paper, but the straight faced manner in which it was delivered was brilliant.


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