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.

Monday, May 05, 2008


LXXXIX - Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London - 25/04/08

Friday 25th April 2008
The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon

The Dawn Chorus
'Allo Darlin

Definitely the best london gig we've done so far. After an incredibly stressful drive to the venue, including going through picadilly circus at about 6.30, we eventually got to sound check 2 hours late. 2 Hours! That's terrible. The Betsey Trotwood is an amazing little venue, a tiny little 60 capacity venue underground. After soundcheck it was basically doors, and me and neil encountered that problem of needing to get food just as the friends who you've badgered into coming to the gig show up. Quick Subway on the run and we were back in the venue though.

Bendigo was a huge guy with an incredible voice - not sure about te kazoo solo though. 'Allo Darlin was a very small ukelele playing lady with some very cute songs. Then it was us. It was bloody hot as expected since the place was fairly rammed and the atmosphere was great. Ben played Mandolin with us for 'Fractured City' and 'Summer of 99' and that went incredibly well, especially since he only had one practice with us. All in all, great success. Except i got pulled over by police for the first time ever, although disappointingly - since i hadn't had a drink - not breathalised.

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