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, April 27, 2011


CLXXXIX - Liverpool MOJO - 11/04/2011

Monday 11th April 2011
Liverpool MOJO

Evelyn Burke
The Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Charlie Barnes

Today the rain came but we were a bit burnt anyway so we didn't mind. We got to Liverpool around midday and went to the Cavern but it looked shit these days although I liked that the logo to the Hard Day's Night hotel was the chord shape for that unique chord that starts the song. You know, that chord that goes 'DANG!.... It's been a hard day's night..."

We'd been told that The Grapes was a good place for food but it was pretty average actually. Fried Breakfast with chips though, can't really argue with Fried Breakfast and Chips. We had a stroll around town and went to the apple shop like little chavs, then bought actual apples like country gentlemen.

Most of the boys went to Chinatown for a buffet Chinese but me and Joel went to an awesome Irish pub called (brilliantly) Pogue Mahone's, and had fucking awesome burgers.

This was one of those sad gigs when, as me and Kelv walked in at about half 8, the first band were playing to literally 4 people in a quite large room. Heartbreaking. Even worse than that, Charlie Barnes, who is an incredibly talented guy and whose path we've crossed several times, played next to not many more people. Somehow by the time we played some people had turned up, and we dragged them towards the stage by doing Plastic Jesus all up in their grills at the start of the set. Somehow it took me until today's gig to realise that in our matching white shirts and with songs about Jesus, we do look a little bit like fundamentalist-christian-rock. Although if you listen closely (or just listen a bit), you'll find that all RSP songs which mention religion, even the covers, are about religious doubt. We are the doubting thomases of christian rock.

Another great fun show, followed by that inevitable feeling of wanting it all to go on for longer.

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