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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


CLII - Bristol The Lanes - 16/02/10

Tuesday 16th February 2010
Bristol The Lanes

The Dawn Chorus
Mercy Alexander

Woke in Sheffield early to put more time on the car and van and then went for a stroll to get a paper. Read that and some Betjeman and the lazy bastards still weren't up, so I woke up Ben to have a fry up with me, on the house because The Harley are awesome.

We were all rather worse for wear after Corporation so we made slow progress towards Bristol. We eventually got there too late to visit Fopp, which was slightly heartbreaking for me, though probably for the best since I'm skint. The Lanes was exactly that, a bowling alley:

We were playing right next to that, so it wasn't really a gig to play the quiet songs at. I had a really nice burger at the venue with my sister, her husband and friends, but by this point I was getting rather worried that I had a bad sore throat that really wasn't getting any better. It may have been due to not taking a coat on tour during near sub-zero temperatures at times.
Today's soundman was called James and he was a legend.
Mercy Alexander were great and Revere were absolutely incredible, as they always are. I can't wait til they support us at the Wedge later this week. My voice was completely dead, as was Ben's mandolin, but I think we played well, and it was a free show after all. I think singing was actually good for my knackered voice, since it pushed through a lot of the grizzly phlegmy bits.
All in all a good tour so far

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