Steve Kilbey is the lead singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for The Church. He is also a music producer, poet, actor and painter.
Kilbey has released six solo music albums and collaboratively written and/or produced recordings with Stephen Cummings, Kev Carmody and the late Grant McLennan (of The Go-Betweens).
, a book of fiction, was published in 1986, in conjunction with an album of the same name of instrumental electronic music. His book of poetry, Nineveh/The Ephemeron
, was released in 1998 and was later republished.
Kilbey began his professional music career at age 17 when he joined a five piece “cabaret band” called Saga in Canberra. Soon after, he formed The Church along with Peter Koppes, Nick Ward and Marty Willson-Piper. After some success in the early 1980s, Kilbey and The Church went on to international fame when 'Under the Milky Way' (from their 1988 album Starfish
) became a hit.
Steve Kilbey is currently joining John Paul Young in the musical comedy Van Park
at Chapel Off Chapel.
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