Monday, August 14, 2006
The Church Shine At Irving Plaza
The greatest band in the universe came to New York and played at Irving Plaza - in front of a seated crowd and acoustic guitars instead of the jingly jangly Rickenbacker and the timeless Fender Strat. It took some getting used to, but a newly inspired, fresh and funny Steve Kilbey made up for everything, singing his best I ever saw him - which is about 15 times by now. With Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper somewhat restricted on solely acoustic guitars, The Church's singer and bass player took the opportunity to really come through with his amazing voice and intonation, displaying an ability to captivate the whole audience, while entertaining and obviously enjoying the center stage position. This picture shows in what kind of shining light Kilbey appeared this last Thursday night! And i'll go next time they are here. I just hope it wont be in a seated environment. Check out the Church's new stuido LP "Univited like the Clouds."