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.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


LXXXIII - Eastney Cellars, Portsmouth - 16/12/07

Sunday 12th December 2007
Eastney Cellars, Portsmouth

The Dawn Chorus
The Stations
The Dirty 38s
Luke Ferre

This is the last gig we're going to do for ages while we finish the album properly, and it went fucking well. We love playing at the Cellars, it sounds amazing and just makes you want to play an awesome set.

Luke Ferre was pretty good for a youngster, in fact he was pretty good full-stop, and when he drops a few of the ironic cover versions he'll be better.

I really wanted to see the Dirty 38s. They're half of The Deads, who we used to play with quite a lot, and they play a sort of rootsy Blues/Bluegrass hybrid. That's what i'd call it anyway. They were really refreshing to watch and the crowd were well into it, though they did overrun by quite a bit.

I love The Stations and I have said it many times. Tonight they whipped out a heartbreaking cover of Wham's classic Last Christmas, complete with a guitar solo that was a cross between Kurt Cobain and Les Dawson.

Next time we play it will most likely be a full set of new material, or almost a full set. Can't wait. In case anyone is interested these are the songs that will appear on the album (though some will be dropped):

I can be anything / The Hope will kill us / Fractured City / Not Having fun / Song for Antoinette / Come on Home / She's Like an Angel / Summer of '99 / River Song / The Big ADventure Parts 1&2 / A Blast from the present / We could have it all / First name terms

Have a nice Christmas
The DC

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