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.

Friday, February 22, 2013


CCXLVIII - Cambridge St Philip's Church- 26/01/13

Saturday 26th January 2013
St Philip's Church, Cambridge

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Rue Royale



  • There were two massive screens on which we beamed visuals from Cool Hand Luke while we played the appropriate songs.
  • Our buddy Fred from Wisconsin came over just to see it! Although he nearly didn't, arriving 5 mins before stage time.
  • We saw lots of good friends, which was great when you consider that Cambridge isn't exactly central.
So 3-3 in terms of pro's and cons. It felt like a 3-3 gig. Although we probably lost on away goals because we left a camera tripod in Cambridge... idiots.


CCXLVII - Manchester Gorilla - 31/12/12

Monday 31st December 2012
Manchester Gorilla

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
The Retrospective Soundtrack Players

Yeah, playing to a crowd! Whoo! Fun show and Frank was great. Happy 2013!


CCXLVI - Leeds Royal Park Cellars - 01/12/12

Saturday 1st December 2013
Leeds Royal Park Cellars

The Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Charlie Barnes
Red Mercury

A day in Leeds with RSP:

  • Long drive. Leeds is too far away. But it is nice to live in a country where you can do a one-off gig at the other end of the land.
  • Red Mercury were great and Charlie Barnes is just on another planet. Don't ever go on stage after him if you can help it - he's insanely talented. It's not fair.
  • We were plagued by constant sound problems, which but a downer on an otherwise decent gig. Although, oddly, two guys kept yelling for me to take my shirt off. I was going to do it if we got an encore call, but we didn't.
  • Charlie and his friends then took us to a great club were we boogied to classic soul and drank rum for a very long time. We then got in a taxi with a mad Ghanaian guy who had his mate in the passenger seat, abused other cars and drove at 60mph on roads with a 30 limit. If we weren't all drunk we may have objected, but he was pretty cheap.


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