Author(s): Steve Kilbey
Steve Kilbey was born in England in 1954 and came to Australia with his family at the age of 3. Kilbey began his professional music career at the age of 17 and after playing in several bands formed The Church in the late '70s. After some early success Kilbey and The Church went onto international fame when "Under the Milky Way" from the 1988 album, Starfish, achieved success in the top selling charts both in Australia and the US. Kilbey has collaborated with a vast number of other Australian musicians on various projects and has produced a number of solo works as well. Steve is also a painter, poet and music producer. In 2010 The Church was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Steve Kilbey currently lives in Bondi, Sydney.