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, October 27, 2010


CLXXIV - Southsea Fest - Kings Theatre - 18/09/10

Southsea Fest @ King's Theatre, Southsea
Saturday 18th September 2010

The Strange Death of Liberal England
The B of the Bang
The Dawn Chorus

Yet another glorious, glorious day for a Southsea Fest. Check back through these blogs if you need to, it is always sunny, without fail.

Everyone was running around like crazy at the Kings trying to make riders for all the big stars playing elsewhere - Pulled Apart by Horses, The Xcerts, Goldheart Assembly, Rustic Pony. We got 24 beers between all the band members, which works out at exactly one beer each, if you don't include Strange Death's orchestra.

We were very worried about playing to a perfectly empty theatre since the doors weren't opened until 5 minutes before our stage time. But... it was pretty good in the end. We played well and the audience swelled nicely through the set. They were also incredibly attentive, it was a pleasure to play.

Revere sounded as grand as the venue required, and Botb played lots of new stuff which I really enjoyed, though they had some sound problems and were pretty down about things afterwards. I loved their new stuff though.

Strange Death played most of their very, very good new album and even had a mass DC/Botb/Revere love-in to finish the set. After this I buggered off to go baby-sitting (rock and/or roll) but the rest of the boys had a very, very messy night. Another lovely SSF, bring on the next.

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