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 26, 2008


XCII - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms - 17/05/08

Saturday 17th May 2008
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

The Strange Death of Liberal England
The Dawn Chorus
Fresh Legs

Our third Strange Death Wedge gig in three years, a little earlier in the year this time round. We went down around midday to drop our stuff off before the FA Cup final, though the less said about that exhibition of classic football the better.

Melodramas - made up of mostly of members of ex Pompey legends Rolling Dog, I thought they were incredibly tight and I preferred their musical direction to where Rolling Dog ended up.

Fresh Legs - quite similar to Be Your Own Pet or Yeah Yeah Yeahs' earlier stuff, I thought that some of the vocal parts were a bit OTT and bordered on becoming irritating, though i did warm to them by the end.

Us - probably the best we've played at the wedge. A little excitable and fast, but that always sems to happen. Our friend Ben Whyntie joined us on trombone for River Song and She's Like an Angel, and he fitted in like he'd always been there. I hope we have the chance to use him again in the future.

Strange Death - lovely chaps and good to hear loads of new stuff. I love their new single Angelou, especially with Pauly B playing trumpet. Lovely stuff all round, really.


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