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.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


LXXI - Woolfire Festival & LXXII - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms - 14/07/07

Saturday 14th July 2007
Woolfire Festival, Woodmancott


Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

The Strange Death of Liberal England
Thomas Tantrum
The Dawn Chorus

I was feeling pretty queasy at the start of the day because at about midday I bought a flat. Once I had pulled myself together and stopped feeling sick we managed to get ourself towards the Woolfire festival. Would have liked to have stayed for longer but still had fun. Saw a folk band with a live bagpipe player. Very good musicianship. Then we all had roughly the same meal but in different shapes:

Keith had Quesadilla - grilled tortilla with cheese and jalapenos inside and salsa and sour cream on the side.
Me and Matt had Burritos - Tortilla with refried beans and cheese inside and nachos, salsa and sour cream on the side.
Neil had Nachos - Nachos with cheese, salsa, sour cream and jalapenos on top and refried beans underneath.
Paul had a £5 homemade burger - very pink on the inside and still slightly moving; likely to cause stomach problems later in the day.

Our set had a few sound problems, but for a festival it went very smoothly. We played at 3.45 so the atmosphere was very chilled, and we moved onwards to Portsmouth...

There was a very decent crowd at the Wedge to see returning heroes Strange Death, and they didn't disappoint. The whole night was great, the type of bill it's a joy to be a part of. We played pretty well, didn't get too carried away (like we did a year ago to the day) and play at 300mph, and it really felt like we'd come on a long way. We're now taking a long break from playing other than a few little festivals and a London date, but when we return there will be a brand new Single and Album to promote, and we can't wait. Until then...


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