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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


CXXVI - Cambridge Corner House - 08/04/09


Wednesday 8th April 2009
The Corner House, Cambridge

The Incredible Flight of Birdman
The Dawn Chorus
The B of the Bang
Cocos Lovers

Woke in Norwich with slightly heavy heads and wounded pride after a calamitous non-gig. We needed a good'un in Cambridge to make up for it and by gosh we had one. We drove there early and half the gang, not including me, went for coffee at the workplace of our old mate Cambridge Steve. My half of the group went to play frisbee and football on a big green which was most fun. We then took a stroll into town, had a bite to eat and eventually met the other group whi informed us that we had another patking ticket. More football followed, which got a bit over-competitive between Matt and Keef and resulted in Keef being rock bottomed. They quickly kissed and made up. We then decided to leave the contact sports for the day and head into town for a look round the awesome buildings, though we spent more time in Fopp, where Wit spent about £70, though I only spent £4 on three Byrds albums that I will probably never listen to. We also attempted to go to the Folk museum, though it was shut. Also worth mentioning that despite the beauty of this city, two complete strangers were incredibly rude to me whilst we were plodding the streets, one even doing so whilst walking a pram.

We had dinner at Nanna Mexico which is amazing - see previous Cambridge blog - though it did open up sinuses I never knew I had. The venue was a cool little place and Cocos Lovers were AMAZING - kind of like a more traditional Johnny Flynn with superb Fleet Foxes-esque harmonies. Or, whisper it, maybe better harmonies than FF. I'd love to play with thme again, they are also smashing people to boot. The B of the Bang weren't too happy with their set, though I thought it was lush as always. After our set Keef said his ribs still hurt so myself and Wit took hime to A+E, where after about 3 hours he was told that he had fractured ribs and given some drugs. Meanwhile, myself and Wit discovered the joys of Khat. To top it all off the other bastards had a lock in at the corner house. And to top that off we couldn't find our sleeping bags when we got back (we were sleeping at the venue), so we had to attempt to sleep without them. Still, somehow this was a most enjoyable day.

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