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 7th April 2010
London The Miller
The Dawn Chorus
The B of the Bang
Lines in Sand
The nightmare continues...
- nelly got up at half five to drive ben to leeds station, where he got a train to go to work in london
- i got up at nine and left with dave to drive the galaxy to leeds to get fixed. i took dave because he seemed to know a little about cars, and i know nothing.
- we dropped the galaxy off and went for breakfast at debenhams (porridge again!)
- we then wandered around leeds waiting for a phone call which never came, so walked back to the garage to find that nothing had been done
- we went for another walk and continued to hassle the garage on the phone, though i think our southern accents worked against us
- at 2 we found out that the car wouldn't be fixed til 4. this was bad news but could be worse - we could still make the gig but probably not sound check. we decided to send the van ahead of us again, though this is when we realised that Dave had the van key. So Neil came to pick it up in the hire car and the van went on ahead.
- Dave and I had a lovely baguette and soup for lunch, in fact we had a lovely romantic day together. When the galaxy was finally finished Neil, Wit and Keef got a taxi into Leeds and we set off. I had to storm down the motorway and (possibly) as a result the car began to over-heat again when we reached crawling traffic in London.
- Many, many stops later we arrived at the venue at about half seven, brutally tired.
- Somehow, we managed to pull off a high-energy set and had possibly our best ever collaborative run through of 'Last Day on Earth' with TBOTB:
- they also added four-man extra drums to 'Blast', which Pauly B today played on top of a table.
- somehow stayed awake on drive home and returned the battered and bruised galaxy to ben's parents (we'd since broken the passenger door and a light) with a simple note on the dash which read: 'sorry'