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.
Sunday 31st March 2013
Lexapalooza @ Boston Arms Music Room, London
Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun
The Retrospective Soundtrack Players
Amongst the Pigeons
El Mariachi Pinche Gringo
Carlos and the Jackal
A wonderful day/night for a brilliant cause
. I saw a huge amount of brilliant people and artists, bought a Springsteen 5-record live set for a bloody tenner - which went to charity anyway! - and played a supremely enjoyable set.
These were the acts I saw:
Carlos and the Jackal - quality folky singalongs from our good chum Addis & co.
El Marichi Pinche Gringo - insane mariachi adaptations of all your favourite pop hits. 99% enthusiasm, 1% competence. 100% enjoyable (sorry, unlike professional football managers I don't go past 100%. I'm a mathematician.)
Ben Marwood - a reverential reception for the Bard of Berkshire. Is Reading in Berkshire? I hope so.
Amongst the Pigeons - making the big dark room feel less like North London at 3pm and more like some cool club or something at a later/earlier time. Basically it was not a band of blokes or a folk singer.
Us - we had a ruddy whale of a time. I danced a jig with the audience during 'Send me the hell back home' and my glasses fell off.
Sadly I had to leave after this as my parents were heading home and offered me a lift, which I gladly took having harboured a slowly growing hangover from the previous night's festivities. Cheers folks!