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.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


CCLVII - Two Thousand Trees festival, Cheltenham (Camp Turner) - 12/07/13

Friday 12th July 2013
Two Thousand Trees festival, Cheltenham (Camp Turner)

Ben Marwood
The Retrospective Soundtrack Players

Camp Turner was a little campsite ring set up by some VERY enthusiastic and lovely Frank Turner fans. I managed to find it after Frank's set, though I didn't have a guitar and once again I was 2.5, if not three sheets to the wind. After about half an hour of fannying about someone had found a guitar and I played 'In the Aeroplane over the Sea' by Neutral Milk hotel, the title track of the greatest album ever. After I'd finished someone whispered in my ear: "Ben Marwood is here but he's in a rush to leave." So I had the dubious pleasure of having to re-start my set after Ben had played his. It's a good job I love him so much and was a bit pissed.

When I got the guitar back I managed to knock out 'Why Bother?' by Weezer and a few DC and RSP requests before handing the guitar to Kelv when my stupid bastard hands finally gave way to the gin. Good fun all round.

After this my new best buddy 'John who looks like Seth Rogen' and I set off on an (admittedly unfilmed) bromance-comedy to find his sister and my bandmate. We gave up on this pretty quickly and decided to go to the secret stage, where some truly awful acoustic goings-on were taking place, then went to the main arena to dance to the silent disco without headphones. Apparently there is video evidence of this, though I really hope that's just a vicious rumour.

Another excellent Trees festival, and the moral of the story, as always, is: the dog won.

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