posted on December 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm

the chrunch hit melby
one night at corner electric
one night in fitzroy acoustic
gee electric nite sold out
like many of gigs on this tour
the zoo
the 2 perth gigs
the 3 lizotte gigs on central coast n newk
(hi my good mate davey run-dell)
my mums coming to 1st lizotte gig too
so if you sit next to my mum
be nice to her…please…..or else….
she still wields a mean wooden spoon
the corner hotel was a great night
we rocked baby we verily rocked
usual caper
lotsa sweating n shaking n singing dem debils words
i pluck my bass
i emote my lear-icks
i send em all home
i put the whole thing to bed
tim pounds
marty n pete strum n roar
craigie wilson on keys does a sterling job
his band streetlight song are AMAZING!
3 guys making a lotta sound
didja realize sammy bright on guitar is tims son
in a family explosion we also have petes daughters in the kicks
who played down mean lean n dirty rock too
we were pretty good ourselves
not 100% but about 85
we often ” choke” a little in syd or melb or new york …
we choked just a little little
3 encores
i was dripping wet with sweat
my cold was pounding me
but rock got me thru
fitzroy gig another thing
we loose n funny
acoustic fun
lotsa jokey jokes
lovely audience
a few different songs
a few the same
we still manage to “rawk”
many men calling out that they loved me
i mean…isnt that sposed to happen in sydney…?
we did 2 encores
pete a great night on piano
blah blah blah
terrible news before we go on
that a good friends sister had passed away
dampened things a little

now to fly home
with jorden brebach the 5th member of the church
see scarlet kilbey n the gang in n bondi
if you came…thanks for coming
if you didnt…..thanks for nothing
if you couldnt…too bad
next 3 nights at lizottes
central coast n nuke-arse-l
better be quick
lotsa love etc etc etc

the killer in me

26 Responses to “melby X 2”

  1. avatar
    princey | 6 December 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    Hi sk, agree 100% about Melby, The Church rocked and just keep getting better n better n better!!!! Thanks so much for 2 nights of heaven in a pub, I've said it before but nothing comes close to "The Church Experience"!
    All the best for the shows coming up, I know your mum will be proud…….ok, now to take my separation anxiety pills….oooh it's a killer:(

    Take care and pleeeeeeez come back soon,
    Love Amanda

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    cazziem | 6 December 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    Sounds as though all went well, which is fantastic. But isn't about time you fellas brought the Church back to Europe, and particular England?? Make it middle England, (or the Midlands as we call it,) and whilst you'll need to use that brilliant imagination of yours to conjure up beautiful beaches, I know for sure you won't have to suffer the 40 degrees heat indoors that you did in Brizzy, and I reckon the hotels/motels locally would definitely be better than 'sweaty palms'. Hell, you can even come stay with me and write your ttb blog from my pc!

    Hope things continue to stay good, and your cold realizes it's not gonna take hold of you cos a cold is just a virus, whereas the church is an addiction!!!

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    Danger Bird | 6 December 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    Never grow tired of you guys performing and the stories told!

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    Also Ran | 6 December 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Good to see The Church are doing the right kind of selling out.

    I didn't notice the 15% drop-off from perfection. When you decided to rock, boy did you rock. Tim is a monster back there.

    You looked very healthy and young under the lights. I liked the way you came out punching for one of those encores. Thanks for the jam after Hotel Womb!

    At THE place to be after a gig (the urinal), a stranger next to me was just shaking his head and saying 'Amazing. Don't ya think?' All I caould say was 'Yeah'. I couldn't think of anything else to add.

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    melissa | 6 December 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    I feel so sorry for people that DON'T come along to Church shows.. how much are they missin' out on?!?!

    Both Melby shows oustanding, but last night definately a favourite, absolutely love love love every second….. thank you soooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!! We love you guys!

    So excited now about heading up to Syd on Wednesday … hope I don't get lost in Newcastle on Thursday night!!

    many thanks and love xxxxx

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    Jasperina | 6 December 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    Being a Monday morning here my first thought when I woke up was …what am I doing this week? aah yes seeing the Crunch play on Saturday night here in Sydney!WOW Delighted to hear about the Melby shows sterling performances from the divine minstrels.

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    Anonymous | 7 December 2009 at 12:34 am #

    Hey Steve,

    That was awesome Sat night, you all doth verily ROCKED! I've seen you guys many, many times and that was one of the best bass playing performances i reckon i've seen…right from the start you could tell you were 'on'…truly, just magic to watch the musicianship of all four of you in action…thankyou.

    U23# songs have really fleshed out now live…Both Operetta and Angel Street especially were Gold!


    Jon from Geelong.

    P.s. Would've loved to have talked more after the show but we really had to get going…hopefully next time…

    p.p.s. "Doug Wade" eh? You had me 'flumoxed' there…What about…um, "Polly Farmer"?? or "Billy Goggin"???…anyway, right back at ya! Haha:)

  8. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 7 December 2009 at 1:30 am #

    A cold is an altered state and the indefatigable Steve Kilbey can function at a high level in any state including New York.

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    simonlawlor | 7 December 2009 at 2:55 am #

    one of the best weekends of my life, and two of the best gigs i'll ever see
    and thanks for the photo before the corner gig!

    ps – fuck adelaide 🙂

  10. avatar
    Freddie | 7 December 2009 at 3:43 am #

    I live on the wrong side of the planet right now.
    Does it make you feel a lil' strange
    having your mum in the audience? 🙂
    That's really great that she comes.

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 December 2009 at 3:59 am #

    Hey SK had a great night in Melby – loved every minute. Didn't have the stamina to do Sunday too but it sounds like it was even better and more personal. Get better soon,
    Big smiles,


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    Hellbound Heart | 7 December 2009 at 4:51 am #

    that's right buddy, sweat out the illness and you'll feel better…..when ya coming up to byron again?????

    also ran……i thought blokes didn't talk to each other in the urinal!

    love always……

  13. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 7 December 2009 at 7:39 am #

    the killer in you is the killer in me…

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    lily was here | 7 December 2009 at 8:07 am #

    You are in your own element onstage, lucky lucky punters. So sorry to hear about your friends sister. I took one of those sad calls in Byron Bay -your music really helped me keep it together that night.

    Im counting down the sleeps til sydney. I hope your mum has the best seat in the house for Lizottes!

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    phil in Canbagerra | 7 December 2009 at 8:30 am #

    Holy Bejesus! Hail the Church at the Corner Hotel. It blew my hair back! Like a fantastic storm front. I mean let's get some perspective. This band was absolutely reduced to almost nothing in 1994. Broke. Only two lads left. Bad deals. Flopped singles albums etc etc.

    The Phoneix Rises. The resurrection is now complete. Hard to find words.

    The intensity of Tim's drumming. The roudning out of the sound with GREAT keyboards. Marty gyrating. Endless procession of the biggest collection of guitars I've ever seen. Peter matching it all invisibly. And… and the sound guy got it right. No need for ear plugs. No sonic boom crushing the melodies and subtleties.

    Highlights: Marty morphing into a professor (wearing specs) to pluck madly on The Theatre and It's Double. On Angel Street was just a powerful punch to the heart. Steve's moves on Operatta the right amount of pathos.

    And Space Saviour was take off time.

    No. Not 85% 99.9! All this for $33??? Worship at a venue near you now or miss out on a bargain!

    God I love this music and the vibe! There is no comparison.


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    linjo | 7 December 2009 at 8:59 am #

    Hi Steve, I looked at the photos from the Adelaide gig, yeah you really do look so healthy, almost luminous and I love the way you keep your beard.
    Congratulations again on all the wonderful reviews The Church!

  17. avatar
    fantasticandy | 7 December 2009 at 10:56 am #

    cazzie's right steve…..
    so many fans in the uk midlands.
    …are you ever coming our way again?
    if only love could pay the bills.

  18. avatar
    lily was here | 7 December 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    And Philster, Steve so awesome on the bass

  19. avatar
    davem | 7 December 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    I so wish that I could be there….

  20. avatar
    veleska1970 | 7 December 2009 at 5:25 pm #

    sorry about your friend's sister.

    i'm happy to hear your shows went so well. wish i coulda been there.

    lotza love…..

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    Ellen | 7 December 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    Ahhh, sounds like rock is healing your awful cold quite nicely.

    So GOOD to hear you guys are having a blast and rockin' the house. Believe me, I would be there but for the massive amount of miles (and money!) between LA and Down Under.

    Hope your cold is all gone by now.

    P.S. I'd be honored to sit next to your mom and yes I would DEFINITELY be nice to her!

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    Anonymous | 8 December 2009 at 2:36 am #

    Hey Steve,
    Melbourne at the corner..The opening with Tantalised was awesome – set the tone, starting before the curtain opened with the bass joining in is super cool with that electonica looping along… and away it went. The crowd loved the night and so did I. Standing near the sound desk meant I heard it the front of house sound perfect.

    the Church are stronger than ever folks. It proves that evolving is better than greatest hits tours- The tickets sold out but the Church never did! Thank you

    Steve Draper

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    MAC from Melby | 8 December 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Gotta agree with princey -heaven indeed!! Corner rocked, tho' hafta say, not quite up there with EastBrunswickClub early09 (prime Church 120% at least, one of my fave gigs ever!!), somewhere btwn 95-99.9% -defo not 85!

    Loved Sunday, so intimate & the interaction between us -band/audience- was so fun & relaxed. Looked like you enjoyed it every bit as much as us. 🙂

    After that dude -beside me (total fun, loved him!)- declared love for you SK, I was the one who shouted out love for MWP. But, you know we love you all!! 🙂

    Funniest part for me was your footy reference & FitzroyFC -safe b/c it's gone… I'm actually an old supporter so had a good giggle and got in a "Go 'Roys" shout in there! (I still miss them, sob.)

    So sorry to hear of the loss beforehand, what pro's to get out there and perform like that! I hoped we helped in our way.

    PS You look GREAT Killer, so fit & healthy!! I trust all is well.
    And hello to mum, enjoy the show!

  24. avatar
    excellor8 | 8 December 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    PPS, I admit, I too mucked up 'The Unguarded Moment' lyrics!!!! Still can't believe you played it!
    – Love again MAC.

  25. avatar
    melissa | 9 December 2009 at 4:23 am #

    You're a good man, Mr Killer 😉

  26. avatar
    Mary | 9 December 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi Steve, im so sorry about the loss of your friends sister, i wish i could see you guys, that would be a dream come true, i live in dallas so i would love for u guys to one day come here, i wish it was sooner than later since its been a rough couple of months for me, between my MS, the stress of 3 of my friends betrayal, so to help me i have been listening to the church albums, ALL OF THEM, it just keeps my head up i guess, i love your music, and hope to listen to more and see you in the future

    love Mary

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