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Steve Kilbey Biography, Book, Children and Albums

Steve Kilbey

Steven John Kilbey is the lead singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for The Church, an Australian rock band. He is also a music producer, poet and painter. As of October 2014, Kilbey had 750 original songs registered with Australian copyright agency Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).

Since arriving in Australia half a century ago, Steve Kilbey has forged a unique and frighteningly individual stream of musical thoughts. A songwriter of many musical tongues, from the sprawling guitar thunderstorms of the church to the opiated dronescapes and psychedelic vision of his solo recordings and paintings, Steve Kilbey has created an all-embracing artistic universe of unearthly beauty.

A dreamer of great sonic spaces and intimate solo performer. Steve has recently appeared as a guest singer with The Triffids and Friends in A Secret In The Shape of a Song concerts in Melbourne and Perth and on tour in the Hunter Valley on the Leonard Cohen tour in 2009. These are some of many collaborations with his peers that include GB3 and Martin Kennedy.

Steve Kilbey continues to evolve through his craft as a vocalist, songwriter, poet, artist, actor, writer and guitarist bringing all his talents together for unique and instinctive performances.

Steve Kilbey Book

In addition to Earthed, Kilbey published a book of poetry in 1998 entitled Nineveh/The Ephemeron. Kilbey later republished a hard copy version that contained both books and a limited number of 50 copies was released.

In August 2013, Uncollected, described as, A deluxe edition of his books – Earthed, The Ephemeron, Nineveh, Fruit Machine and other selected work was released on his own Time Being label. Kilbey’s inaugural autobiography, Something Quite Peculiar was then published by Hardie Grant on 1 November 2014.

Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey

Steve Kilbey Children

Steve Kilbey has three daughters Miranda Kilbey, Scarlett Virginia Kilbey and Elekta Kilbey

Steve Kilbey Albums

  1. The Slow Crack
  2. Garage Sutra
  3. Unearthed
  4. Priest=Aura
  5. The Blurred Crusade
  6. Gold Afternoon Fix
  7. Heyday
  8. Starfish
  9. Of Skins and Heart
  10. A Box of Birds
  11. Seance
  12. Untitled#23
  13. El Momento Siguiente
  14. El Momento Descuidado
  15. Hologram of Baal
  16. Sometimes Anywhere
  17. Uninvited Like the Cloud
  18. Magician Among the Spirits
  19. After Everything Now This


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