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.
The Old Oyster House, Portsmouth
Saturday 22nd November 2008
The Dawn Chorus
We were going to try to get the Marvellous Mechanical Band and B of the Bang in on this show but they both pulled out late on - losers. However, the OH does pay handsomely, which may or may not be the main reason why we did this show. Let's just say it paid for the hostel we shared with a scared portugese man in Plymouth which we still hadn't paid for (see below) and then some. In honesty I don't think any of us had a whale of a time but after the interval (!) it did get more enjoyable and it was nice to do a 16-song set, including 'Ringof Fire', which hasn't seen the light of day for quite some time. Big thanks again go to Big Al who put in a sterling effort setting up the PA and being soundman. Only a couple more shows now before a bit of a break and then maybe another tour in February. One month til Christmas, my favouritest time of the year.