Above: Conductor, musical director and arranger for this concert version of Steve Kilbey’s new album ‘Sydney Rococo’, George Ellis.
Sydney. Love it or hate it, survive it, run an arts festival on it, be a creative in it; this city is full of elaborate, seemingly ornate challenges. Sydney’s designs on people, its ‘rococo’ forms a contradictory backdrop for ongoing issues of heart, soul and head.
Steve Kilbey, elemental force behind the success of legendary Aussie band The Church. Kilbey’s smooth lyrical and atmospheric creation endures with beautifully challenging musical and poetic moments as a solo artist.
His discussion of the human plight within the textured design of our city is blunt and musically diverse. Even underneath the bright Sydney Festival sun he urges us to look after ourselves and others and not to view our physical or emotional environment through rose coloured glasses. Continue reading SYDNEY FESTIVAL : SYDNEY ROCOCO-STEVE KILBEY AND THE GEORGE ELLIS ORCHESTRA @ CITY RECITAL HALL