11 November 2015

The Kilbey Kennedy Sunday Session

STEVE KILBEY (the church), MARTIN KENNEDY (all india radio) with special guest BARTON PRICE (the models)

Come on down for our Sunday arvo session, 29th November 2015, 2pm – 7pm. Kids welcome! $20 in advance $25 at the door. Coogee Sports Club, 51 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034. For restaurant & Sunday barefoot bowls must book in advance on (02) 9665 5782.

For ticket/event info please email Samantha Mayfair / sam@thetimebeing.com or Grant McNicol / coogeelive@gmail.com. 



coogee live


26 February 2014

Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable – Discover Australia – A Stumble Through Australian Pop History

skrp*NEWSFLASH* Special guest announcement – “Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable – Discover Australia”  are very pleased to announce they have none other than former church drummer RICHARD PLOOG joining them for this ONE OFF special tour. Steve and Mark are honoured and excited to have Richard along for these shows, its been 25 years since SK and RP shared the stage (spoiler alert – setlist includes Choirboys and Church songs). You WON’T want to miss it


Australian popular music is as good if not better than any other popular music in the world. Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Mark Gable (Choirboys) will prove beyond any doubt, that this is the case as they stagger, sing, crash and STUMBLE through every decade of the greatest pop and rock music that helped shape these 2 Aussie icons. Over the years Steve and Mark have created some Aussie music history themselves. So now it’s time for them to embrace, expose and tell the stories of all the local music by other Australian icons who they love. It’s funny, it’s rude, it’s tragic and exciting. Ronnie Burns, The Group, The Easybeats, Daddy Cool, Paul Kelly, The Bee Gees just to name a few that Steve and Mark will drag through the bushes backwards. If you love Australia you will love Discover Australia (A Stumble Through Australian Pop History) Starring Steve Kilbey and Mark Gable.




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.


30 July 2012

Afghan Whigs and Steve Kilbey perform One Day


The Afghan Whigs’ Aus Playlist

Ahead of The Afghan Whigs’ first Australian tour, frontman Greg Dulli tells Mess and Noise about his favourite Australian bands including the church.


The Afghan Whigs then performed the church’s song ‘One Day’ at their Melbourne gig. The following night in Sydney Greg Dulli was joined onstage by Steve Kilbey for a performance of that same song!


13 June 2012

June’s arrived

Steve and Marty did a one-off last minute gig together in Sweden recently. This is them performing Comedown.

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 April 2012

Massive T-Shirt Sale

All church T-Shirts will be reduced by 20% until the end of April so double up and save on postage.

Thank you to our t-shirt models and photo contributors!

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/