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.
Saturday 20th February 2010
Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
The Dawn Chorus
The B of the Bang
All the Shapes
Our first proper
wedge headliner, and things went off pretty damn well. In fact things went bloody spiffingly. It was All the Shapes' first ever gig, though 3/5 of them used to play in Seven Days at Knifepoint and Solrun with our guitarist and organisational generalissimo Nelly. They were great.
We'd just done a couple of dates with Revere, and it was good to see them on a proper stage. Though, perversely, a part of me preferred them in the bowling alley in Bristol. Perhaps it's the part of me that always backs the underdog.
The B of the Bang started their set with 'Last Night on Earth' in the middle of the crowd, which they often do, and it was amazing - a proper 'moment'. The crowd gradually got on board and were in raptures by the end. TBOTB had a few technical issues and I know Wit wasn't feeling great about things afterwards, but everyone I spoke to loved them.
We played most of the new album with a few slight oldies thrown in for good measure. Everything seemed to hold together pretty damn well. I had to really make myself look out and enjoy the moment - we nearly filled the wedge. I had wanted to headline the wedge since I saw JJ72 there at 16, and now we've done it. So thanks to everyone who came, I hope we were nearly as good as JJ72 x