The Dawn Chorus

The Dawn Chorus


An intensely melodic, lyrically astute six-piece indiefolkcountrypopetc collective from Hampshire England.


The Dawn Chorus are an indie/folk collective comprising of six lifelong friends from Fareham, Hampshire. Having self-released three locally acclaimed Eps, in 2008 the band released their début album 'The Big Adventure' on Portsmouth's Jellymaid Music. Loosely based on J.M Barrie's Peter Pan, the album tackles life, love and loss head-on. Intensely melodic and driven by guitars, mandolin and brass, the band take the sound popularised in the US by acts such as Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes and The Shins and give it a uniquely British twist. The band have played tour dates with Frank Turner, The Veils, Luke Haines and The Strange Death of Liberal England.

Praise for 'The Big Adventure':
"Intelligent, honest and beautiful" - REPEAT
"Beautifully melancholic songwriting" - Clash
"Utterly Gorgeous" - Planet Sound
"A country-pop classic waiting to happen" – RockSound
Ranked number 7 in Planet Sound's albums of 2008

Discography the eraly hours EP (2005, self released)
Something's Changed EP (2006, self released)
Town/City EP (2007, Jellymaid Music)
The Big Adventure (2008, album, Jellymaid Music)

Set List

Typical set is 40 minutes but can play up to a 90 minute set.