Watch: Kilbey’s Hall Of Fame Speech
News posted Thursday, October 28 2010 at 06:00 PM.
Related: The Church, Steve Kilbey.
“I haven’t got a speech,” said Steve Kilbey as he strode up to the mic at The Church’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Sydney last night (October 27).
Fifteen minutes later, he’d roasted most of the guests including Richard Wilkins and his “schoolboy” quiff; feted the other inductees including Johnny Young and his unique way of handclapping; recited a verse from John Williamson’s ‘Old Man Emu’; and told several amusing anecdotes, one involving former Church manager Michael Chugg and a World War II plane full of gear, and another, a topless Taswegian who’s now a “grandmother”. The whole thing prompted host Julia Zemiro to declare: “Give that man his own show!”
Before it’s cut to bits when the ceremony is broadcast on SBS’ rock quiz/variety show RocKwiz on Saturday night, 9.20pm, here’s the speech in all its unscripted, unedited glory: