posted on October 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

a reasonably full house

an amazing band

the incredible music of glenn bennie

philippa sang beautifully

ricky on 12 string ac

me jumping about loving every minute

we verily n truly doth rock

rock we came for rock we did

wonderful stuff

glenns stuff is like no one elses in this whole world

powerful moody evocative stuff

i sang well ….didnt i

the band played a fucking blinder

these guys are tight n they are on

a great night

please i dont know what else to say

except it was a rare perfect night a dream gig

please put some reviews in here

jasperina ? di n therese ?

tell em how good it was

the wilde chiilde?

go on review it!

love on you all

if youre in melby you better come

much much love on all of ya


35 Responses to “gb3 vanguard sydney”

  1. avatar
    Freddie | 24 October 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Oh yeah! That’s what we like to hear!

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    Shoffy | 24 October 2010 at 10:10 am #

    Its what you do Kilbey, its what you do. Sounds like a great night, wish i was there. Cant wait to see the reviews if your this happy. Shoffy

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    Belfrank | 24 October 2010 at 10:22 am #

    Don’t you dare not take this to the States SK! 😉
    It’s been a long time wish of mine that you’d record an album with Glenn.
    Glad the gig went well – hope my CD comes soon.

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      Donna | 24 October 2010 at 12:16 pm #

      Steve, it sounds great. I’m so envious of all those who get to see you in concert. I’ve been listening to a lot of your music lately, and have never seen you in concert. Wish you were here. Glad you’re so satisfied!

      P.S. – Belfrank – it’s nice to know you’re around! To the others – looking forward to reading some reviews!

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    hellbound heart | 24 October 2010 at 11:07 am #

    mate!!!! bring it up to Byron bay!!!!!

    love always…….

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    Anakki Mayhem | 24 October 2010 at 11:45 am #

    oh, i so wish i could’ve been there! sounds like i missed a fantastic gig…

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 24 October 2010 at 11:59 am #


    Im with BelFrank…sitting on pins and needles waiting for the cd to get here to Chicago. Wow-from all that u have wrote lately, and the enthusiasm running thru your veins and words….I could only hope for a tour of the states. You sound so pumped up. What i would do to be at that show, fuckin time-machine keeps bringing me back to H.S where i behaved VERY badly, maybe i am supposed to make amends- nah…fuck it, i liked being bad 25+ years ago !!! Crazy, Dangerous, PunkBand Guitarist, and ohhhhhh the partying …Chicago in the 80″s was intense (you were here in 84…that was a great F-in show !!!!) !!!!!

    ********************************** GB3 ROCKS ***************************

    Get some rest big guy !!!!

    Darrin K.

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    Ron Bonham | 24 October 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    Glad it went down well, would love to hear some live recordings of these shows someday!

    RB still blessed in Texas!

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    mc | 24 October 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    the best gig i’ve been too in a long time. intimate venue but the music was full and powerful, subtle when it needed to be… how did you fit all those guys on that little stage? wish i went for the dinner ticket for a closer view etc but still it was all good up the top. looking forward to hearing the album (i preordered) so i haven’t got it yet. sk you did sing well but the dancing? well it was entertaining…

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    captain mission | 24 October 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    damm, i was in melbourne else i would have been there, curses.
    it was my first time in melby, wow, what a great city, i love it, really switched on place. i wandered around in my church t shirts and everyone stopped me and said, ‘great band’
    truly and advanced civilisation.

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    Jasperina | 24 October 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Starjumps! and a very lean Steve playing about in the centre of the GB3 universe. Weaving a multitude of auditory and visual spells. Kind of weird seeing you without your bass in tow. A boy without his lass beside him. But in a way lost and free at once. Those fine diamond eyes. Fierce intelligence. Mr Maymi and his tender playing. A timeless boy of alabaster skin. A picture perfect point…you in the middle of two maestro minstrels carving the storm with your voice. Glenn reminded me of..isn’t there a Benny character in the cartoon Top Cat? Comes across as the quiet conducter where its all happenning in the ether somewhere. Philippa and her pearly complexion with a voice like the distant echo of moonbeams. 7 on such a tiny stage & no one bumping into each other? A masterful cosmic melt of souls. The marvellous complexity of fine players. The veiled apparition of Grant’s Actress and Jack Frost. The place of the otherworld very present. I turned midway through the show to look at the faces in the back. Expressions of those gently engaged, effortless attention. We are all cocooned within the ruby walls of the vanguard all the rest of the world slips away

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    Therese | 24 October 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Yes, u thoroughy did rock!! What a band!! (want a repeat performance). Was surprised to c the stage so crowded with some of the most talented musos. Your the voice alright, it is getting better each gig. You’re as fit as a fiddle and the new moves were very entertaining. Glen B is a guitar maistro and a lovely guy. Ricky the polished professional and perfectionist (so good to c him again), he was stage manager making sure everything was perfect. Only bad thing was it ended all too quickly and u said Ricky doesn’t do encores, u could have played without him. Good choice to end with a Jack Frost song, Grant would be smiling. What a treat to c the band, whoever picked the musos had got the mix A1.
    The Lamp, were the perfect support band. Asked them later if they were from Sydley or Melby and surprise, surprise it had to be Melby.
    It was a great nite (helped me to forget feeling sick)better than I hoped it would be, loved all the songs, have the cd all ready to play.
    Good news Marty has shaved his beard off the Church will be the best looking band for the Arias.

    Peace & love

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 25 October 2010 at 12:31 am #

      Hurray !!!!!! Marty shaved off that forest but now i fear for the little boy, his family and of course-his dog that has been living in it for all this time. Please be on the lookout-they may show up at the award show and ask Marty if he found any of their personal effects when he clipped, clipped, clipped….

      Darrin K.

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      lily was here | 29 October 2010 at 7:53 pm #

      They were Therese, they were (the best looking band by far)

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    Lady Di | 24 October 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi sk. My computer is in one of its grumpy moods, otherwise I’d have been on here earlier to RAVE RAVE RAVE! I’m playing the cd now as I type this. You all verily and truly did rock alright. It was an absolute blinder!
    Yes sk you did sing really well and your stage prescence was hypnotic. It was a memorable night I’ll never forget.
    The whole of Sydney should have come to witness such brilliance.
    A huge thank you to sk and every other member of the band. I’ve got goosebumps just thinking about it.

    Much love

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    Wiild Chiild | 24 October 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Every word of it true sk
    and yes, you looked and sounded better than ever!
    Those of us who braved the weather were richly rewarded
    Looking around it was obvious that those present knew they were in for something out of the ordinary
    It was far more than just a showcase of the breathtaking new album ‘Damaged/Controlled’ and a couple of tracks from ‘Emptiness is our Business’
    Even up the back nobody spoke, we were all spellbound
    by such an incredible amount of talent on such a tiny stage
    The mesmerising vocals of our very own sk and Philippa Nihill
    Glenn Bennie Ricky Maymi and the band all adding their dimensions to the mix
    I felt like a bird, escaping the world for a while
    soaring above the clouds on an esoteric journey
    It was a sublime set, absolutely flawless
    “No encores” we were told, “that’s way too showbiz!”
    I’m not gonna spoil it for the rest but we didn’t leave disappointed…
    What a divine way to spend an evening
    Melbourne you have something to look forward to, if I could I’d be there in a heartbeat
    Oh and if you haven’t already ordered the album, make sure you take some extra cash and buy one at the venue 🙂

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    davem | 24 October 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    I so wish I could have seen it/heard it.

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    Dutchpierre | 24 October 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Well quite a suprise – like going to a a gig not really knowing what to expect & thinking fuck these guys could really go places – ha
    The band played great upbeat & melodic songs with energy probably more apt for a larger stand up style venue & they looked onto it.
    Kilbey in particular looked 25 up there – I kid you not – these guys are true professionals with a twist.
    8.5 outa 10

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    st. agnes | 24 October 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    GB3 @ The Van’

    yea heavy, young gunners, no question.

    suffering the post twilight of a sunburnt a.m, a rain soaked arvo spent serenely deep in th’ woods in a shotgun shack with eternal comrades notwithstanding, i knew it ‘cause i felt it.

    killer played dual role of exorcist & left wing aerobics instructor, invoking previous lives, lost faces &, misunderstood places into th’ room, picking up on accents diverse as yogic standings to first person misunder’s & fused ‘em beautifully.

    with the projection awash with edie sedgwick’s eyes, guitar swelling, samples dwelling, out came “Famished”…….& the night synthesized, i perused a blinding light, an aural eclipse, assuming it would temporarily blind me & i would become introspective before th’ minute was out, yet the swells sounding ‘round only drew one in for just one more toke of that stage, transcendence, ascention, you can’t buy that one branson.

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    cazziem | 25 October 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Come to the UK sire, there are many of us that would love to enjoy the live experience of an evening with SK. Some of us who have never been to one of your shows. Hell the nearest we get is when some kind soul records it an put it on youtube!

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    Melissa | 25 October 2010 at 7:39 am #

    thank you for all the wonderful reveiews! So looking forward to Friday night now! 🙂


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    Starflower | 25 October 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Damaged and controlled. Steve, Pumping Hot vocals and boundless energy, waking up The Minds, Bodies and Spirits present and past, Rocking The Vanguard. Fabulous collaboration with GB3 and Philippa. You had us all in the palm of your hands. Love and Light to the God of the Night. Oh how I love thee.

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    BigSmilesKate | 25 October 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Hey SK,

    It sound like a fantastic evening. I have my ticket and will see you this Friday – woo hoo!

    Big Smiles,

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    Steven Krut | 25 October 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m so glad you had such a great gig! Wish I wasn’t in f***ing Georgia sometimes.

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      bionicanna | 25 October 2010 at 10:19 pm #

      ditto. atlanta could use some of that.

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    Karen | 25 October 2010 at 4:44 pm #

    Woo HOO just checked the tour dates your coming to Berra on the 4/12 bout time I put my money were my mouth is… be there with bells on!
    well maybe not bells…

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    nic | 25 October 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    sounds fabulous SK! looking forward to the 8th December (a much anticipated birthday treat!) xxxx

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    Brenda | 26 October 2010 at 5:12 am #

    You really have a beautiful website. It looks like you completely rennovated it. I love your art work; they’re so beautiful. Wow, you have so much talent. Your IQ must be at least 200. xoxo, Brenda

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    Brenda | 26 October 2010 at 5:15 am #

    Can I upload my nude getting out of the shower picture here? lol.

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    neptune | 27 October 2010 at 5:33 am #

    stolen from your website — for this blog … that show — and for tonite, it just fit so well, so am reposting it here:

    “every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.” — hermann hess

  27. avatar
    lily was here | 29 October 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    GB3 in my mailbox but I’m not home yet … sad

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