21 September 2012

Steve Kilbey rarities

Steve Kilbey rarities are now available on pre-order for two separate releases – Addenda One and Addenda Two.  Visit his website to get your hands on these gems http://thetimebeing.com/shop/product-category/music/ or go to Bandcamp http://stevekilbey.bandcamp.com/ for a digital download.

Also available soon at thetimebeing.com will be some special t-shirts including the Jesus In Bondi t-shirt incorporating an image from one of Steve’s early paintings. http://thetimebeing.com/news/tshirts-2/

SK’s latest art exhibition ‘Gods & Myths’ will commence 28th September 2012 at  6-8pm at Futura Lifestyle, 282 Bondi Road, Bondi Beach. Steve will be there to meet, greet and sign anything you’d like to purchase as well as any collected merch you may have.


13 June 2012

Steve Kilbey news

Steve appears in film in the short film Comeback produced by Bernadette Keys. Join their Facebook page to find out more of what it’s all about! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comeback-film/230149870436092

“One time teen idol Bobby Birdhouse has been living in obscurity since Funbury ’72 where he was booed off the stage in the midst of a crippling bout of stage fright. Many flashbacks later he is invited to headline at ‘Woodrock’ festival. Will Bobby get back in the game?”


17 March 2012

Win free tix to Steve Kilbey in Van Park play for 1 April 2012 and the opportunity to meet him!

The popular play Van Park will be performed for a limited time, in Melbourne, at Chapel on Chapel. Get your tickets soon!  Wed 21st March to Sun 1st April. Full details here  .


Place an order by midnight 31st of March 2012 via the church online store to go into the draw to watch Steve Kilbey perform with John Paul Young in the play VAN PARK at The Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran in Melbourne, Victoria. The tickets will be for the finale on April 1st and winners will get to meet Steve after the show. This entertaining play is currently on every night until the 1st of April and tickets can be purchased here.

VAN PARK – a musical comedy

Starring John Paul Young and Steve Kilbey

                   Writer/Director Greg Appel l Music King Curly

Win two tickets for the closing shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (finale show) and the chance to meet with cast of the play!

A huge hit at the inaugural Sydney Fringe festival – “Van Park” starring John Paul Young, Steve Kilbey and many more –  will play for two weeks at Chapel Off Chapel theatre in Prahran during March, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

This musical farce is about a group of washed up rockers who wind up in a Caravan Park. Amongst these battle hardened creatures a sensitive young boy come of age.  Enter the love interest and let the music begin.  It’s theatre you might actually enjoy!

Just as his 1975 chart-topping song Yesterday’s Hero lamented a star’s fall into obscurity, JPY’s character in Van Park faces a similar fate – albeit one with a few more vices gleaned from the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle.

Van Park also stars another legend of the Australian rock scene – The Church’s singer, lyricist and bass guitarist Steve Kilbey, who’s character, interestingly, spends much of the show with a (cough) unusual phallic enhancement.

Van Park is written and produced by Greg Appel (Spontaneous) – who was one of the directors behind the very successful ABC documentaries Long Way to the Top and Bombora – the story of Australian surfing both were made with Paul Clarke who also collaborated on early stages of this musical. Van Park also features a live-on-stage soundtrack via King Curly, known among fans for their quirky and highly original sound.

Van Park is many things rolled into one. It is as much a touching story of an unconventional childhood as a critique on the excesses of hard living. But, ultimately, it’s a rollicking musical full of larrikin humour that’s plugged into an amp with the volume set to high.

“some genuinely entertaining elements in this show. JPY is a real trouper and in strong vocal form, Kilbey’s energy and presence light up the stage and Webb’s smoky, achy voice is to die for. There are a couple of very cool new songs – I Was Born in Shadow Land and Family Man – and some sterling renditions of classics – Yesterday’s Hero and Am I Ever Going to See Your Face Again?”

 The Age, 27.3.12

i love this play

i love the songs…..


sk (Steve Kilbey)


Venue: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St Prahran
Dates: 21st March – 1st April (not Mondays or Tuesdays), Preview 21st March
Tickets: $ 45.00 Full, $ 39 Conc
Times: Wednesday to Saturday 8.00 pm, Matinees Saturday 4.00pm,
Sunday 6.00 pm
Bookings: Chapel off Chapel.com.au (03) 8290 7000

24 February 2012

Isidore album streaming now

The new ISIDORE album (Jeffery Cain and Steve Kilbey) called Life Somewhere Else is streaming now via their website

This long awaited release is due out at the end of February and will be available from the churchmerch store.

19 February 2012

Steve Kilbey in Van Park production

VAN PARK play – John Paul Young and Steve Kilbey plus a very talented cast of eclectic performers appear in this hilarious comedy from 21st March to April 1st in Melbourne Victoria AU. Dates: Preview 21 March
Opening 22 March – 1 April Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 8pm Saturday @ 4pm & 8pm Sunday @ 6pm

Tickets: Preview – All tickets $35. $45 Full, $39 Concession + transaction fee

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel
Info here http://chapeloffchapel.com.au/melbourne-comedy-theatre-art/melbourne-events/melbourne-comedy/van-park-a-musical-comedy-21-march-1-april/


24 October 2011

Hammock- featuring Steve Kilbey and TimEbandit Powles

timEbandit Powles, Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson of Hammock talk about a new collaboration “Asleep in the Downlights” in the lead up to the 25th Oct release of a new Hammock gem.

Listen to the interview  www.hammockmusic.com/asleep then pre-order the music on vinyl or cd OR download it right there, right now.

‘Asleep in the Downlights’ is a four track EP, two of them with cameo vocals and songs written and sung by Kilbey and Powles, both mixed by the timEbandit, and also including two new Hammock songs “Sinking Inside Yourself”, a driving towering piece feat. a first-ever vocal from Andrew Thompson,  and the gorgeous “Parkers Chapel”, sung  by Marc Byrd. Four songs, four voices.

Asleep In The Downlights











This is essential listening for fans of either the church or Hammock and is a work of beauty, openness and wonder something our world needs right now.”

Tracks:1 No Agenda (Hammock feat. Steve Kilbey) 2 Sinking Inside Yourself (Hammock) Verse for Forgiveness (Hammock feat. timEbandit Powles* 4 Parkers Chapel (Hammock)
* these vocal versions of the “Chasing…”outtakes have also been remixed, or in the words of timEbandit, “demixed, deduced, massaged, reduced and enlarged”.

28 August 2011

Steve Kilbey & Ricky Maymi – Canberra Casino 2nd Sept 2011

On the same bill as Shane Howard (Goanna) for the same ticket price of just $35
Casino Canberra and Songland present:

Steve Kilbey (the church) & Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre)
who will be playing a selection of songs covering a
cross section of the careers of both artists.

Venue : Deja Vu Canberra Casino 21 Binara St.
Time 8PM
Tickets : $35 + bf through Ticketek
Dead Cool recommendation
18 August 2011

Steve Kilbey : Dueting It For The Kids, State Theatre Sydney Aug 22nd


Steve Kilbey will be performing a duet with Wendy Matthews.

Stars of the Australian music industry to shine in aid of The Australian Children’s Music Foundation  

Dueting it for the Kids is a unique concert unlike anything else staged in Australia. This event brings together the cream of the recording and concert industry – both legends and newcomers – in a concert of duets with proceeds going to The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).

The concert is being held at the State Theatre on Monday 22nd August.  The line-up is phenomenal with performances from artists including Marina Prior, John Waters, Caroline O’Connor, Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, Diesel, Antoinette Halloran, Catherine Britt, Danielle Spencer, Dave Faulkner, Debra Byrne, Doug Parkinson, Leo Sayer, Murray Cook, Peter Northcote, Ross Wilson, Steve Balbi, Don Spencer, Steve Kilbey, Tim Freedman, Wendy Matthews, Glenn Shorrock and more to be announced. The MC’s for this extravaganza will be Adam Spencer and James Valentine from 702 ABC Sydney.

All funds raised at this event go towards music programs that the ACMF run for disadvantaged and Indigenous youth across Australia.  The Foundation was established in 2002 by Don Spencer OAM in response to the fact that over 75% of public schools in Australia no longer have a specialty music teacher.  “Each week, our incredible teachers provide music education for children who, in many cases, have suffered severe physical and emotional abuse almost impossible to comprehend.  Through music we bring joy, enhance imagination and creativity and give these children the chance to dream”.

Tickets are $120 A reserve/$99 B reserve (transaction fees may apply).  To book tickets, please go to www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100.

For more information about the ACMF, please visit www.acmf.com.au

15 November 2010

Rickenbacker Electric 12-String The Story Of The Guitars, The Music, And The Great Players by Tony Bacon

“Marty Willson-Piper features in this book in a full 2-page spread with photos and article.This book tells the story of those heady days in the ’60s, of the competitors who tried and failed to match the sound, and of the instrument’s continuing production by Rickenbacker and use by many modern guitarists. Complete with high-quality photos and exclusive interviews with many of the 12-string’s leading players, this is the best guide yet to the history of the sound of jingle-jangle.” Available in good book stores around the world and Amazon.com online.


5 August 2010

Tim Powles News

Tim PowlesTimEbandit blog can be found on MySpace with recent news and updates on his projects.