The show will feature Church and solo songs by Kilbey as well as eclectic interpretations of other songwriters, plus storytelling from their combined 70 years of touring the world.
Steve Kilbey is the lead singer, bass guitarist and principal songwriter of Australian band The Church, who have been together 38 years, released 26 albums and sold 2 million records worldwide. Their 1988 album Starfish went Gold in the US and featured the hit Under the Milky Way which featured in Donnie Darko. Steve has released numerous solo albums and collaborations including Isidore, Speed of the Stars, Jack Frost (with Grant McLennan), Kilbey Kennedy and more. He has written and published over 1,000 songs. Steve is also the subject of a recent art house film ‘Something Quite Peculiar
Keyboardist Amanda Kramer's first band Information Society, also had a Gold record in 1988, with their debut album. She has been the keyboardist in the Psychedelic Furs for the last 15 years and also played with The Golden Palominos, 10,000 Maniacs, Siouxsie Sioux and more.
Kilbey and Kramer met when The Church and Furs toured together in 2015, bonding over their mutual love of Dylan, Reed, Bowie and Bacharach.
Don't miss this intimate and rare performance of two iconic musicians doing what they love to do best: entertain people with great music.
Please be aware tickets usually sell fast and normally sell out well in advance.
The Chapel is a short walk from the mainline train station with a regular service to Cambridge and Kings Cross. During the interval there is time to visit the neighbouring pub or enjoy tea and cake in the venue. Please note that the Chapel is an alcohol-free venue. There is plenty of free on-street parking close to the venue. The venue address is Waterbeach Baptist Church, Chapel St, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9HR. There are also guest houses in the village.
About the Beach Sessions
For over 7 years Beach Sessions has put on many of the UK’s leading songwriters and bands including John Bramwell (I am Kloot) Boo Hewerdine, The Slow Show, MG Boulter, Rue Royale and Blue Rose Code. Waterbeach Baptist Chapel has excellent acoustics and ambience and is small enough to experience really intimate sessions where the artist is only a few feet away. Find out more at: facebook.com/thebeachsessions
“In a Victorian chapel lit with gorgeous pink lights and fed with homemade cake, Waterbeach has clearly been holding out on us. From start to finish, the whole thing was exceedingly beautiful – proof that you don’t need to venture into the city to get high quality music.” - Slate the Disco