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.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


CCXXV - Victorious Vintage Festival, Portsmouth - 02/06/12

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Victorious Vintage Festival, Acoustic Stage, Portsmouth

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Matt Jarvis
Matt McGowan
Remedy Sounds
Ash and Serena
Sound of the Sirens
Abigail Scott
Pete Christie
Beth Oliver Band
The Day of the Rabblement
Katie and Alan
England Road
Smiley Campbell and Liam Robins
Ben Brookes
Hot Betty
White Wolf Wandering
Andy Matheson
Race Car Hearts

That's a lot of bands.

Well, this was typical. When I woke on this day in Brighton (my wife and I had watched Cursive the previous night and stayed over) it was a glorious day. Pauly sent me some photos from the festival and it was  packed out to the rafters, hundreds of people in the sun. We were on the 2nd stage but it was still heaving. That was until around 6pm when the heavens opened, for around four hours, up to and including our set time. We were on at the same time as the big headliner Dodgy, and it was pissing with rain. I'm chuffed to say that probably 30 hardy souls braved the rain to see us play, which was awesome and avoided a car-crash scenario. Brilliantly, as I played my last song solo (The Kinks' 'Victoria'), the stage literally burst open and began leaking in about 8 places. Madness.

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