Sydney Festival Presents: Sydney Rococo
The prolific Steve Kilbey, frontman of alt-rock icons The Church, performs his new solo album in full for one night only, accompanied by the George Ellis String Orchestra and his world-class recording band.
Sydney Rococo is Kilbey’s homage to his adopted home, the Harbour City; a collection of “songs for a banker or for a tramp, songs about seediness and the sea…the summers, the dreams, the vegetation – always pushing skywards… filtered through lush orchestras and sighing voices.”
With a 45-year musical oeuvre spanning 30 albums with The Church and 21 solo records, Kilbey is a poet laureate of the Australian underground. Sydney Rococo pairs his gift for evocative, wistful storytelling with finely crafted composition, a team of exceptional musicians, and lyrics that speak to anyone in a co-dependent, love-hate relationship with the city.
Running Time: 75 minutes - no interval
A lockout period applies, latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in performance.
Presented by Sydney Festival 2020 at City Recital Hall