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Great Southern Nights, in association with Triplespeak, Music in the Mountains and Gallery One88, present an intimate and exclusive evening with Steve Kilbey, for Songs & Stories at Pigeon Lane on Friday the 20th of November.

With very special guests Sonori.

Doors 6pm // Sonori 7:00pm // Steve Kilbey 8:00pm

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal // Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO alcohol. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer and spirits, including our locally brewed Mountain Culture.

Please read the event information at the bottom of this page very carefully, as you are required to select a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal option when purchasing your tickets.

Steve Kilbey has created a fine new album for 2020. His first solo release for an astoundingly creative year reveals a dazzling array of songs brimming with ideas, personality & effervescence. The collection is at once whimsical yet personal, and in a masterful sleight of hand Kilbey’s Eleven Women are not quite as one might expect.

Steve Kilbey was born in England a long time ago and arrived in Australia as a ten-pound pom with his parents in 1957. In 1980 he formed The Church who have gone on to have many hit singles including ‘Unguarded Moment’, ‘Almost with You’ and the international best-seller, ‘Under The Milky Way’. Their 1988 album Starfish sold over one million copies in America alone. Kilbey has released many solo albums and collaborations making him one of the most prolific songwriters in the world. He acts, paints, writes books, and juggles dangerous objects. He lives in Coogee Beach NSW and is hoping to one day own a Daschund.

His new album, Eleven Women, leads us through a shimmering whirlwind of encounters. After the disarming love song Baby Poe we are plunged headlong into the dark world of Doris McAllister, an evil witch who takes us ‘by the bells’. We are regaled by the Celtic wistfulness of Josephine as she forbearingly awaits her ‘wine & roses’ while Birdeen, a greedy lorikeet with a sweet tooth, beguiles us with infectious bounce & colour.

Eleven Women is full of melodic invention & lyrical surprises. Singling out tracks for special mention is frankly impossible since this album consists entirely of highlights. Amongst these bijous however the timelessly beautiful Think of You shines brightly. This song has the unmistakeable stamp of eternity & evokes a sense of having existed since music began. From the album’s opening salvo it is clear we are in the most capable of hands. Steve Kilbey is a veteran song writer at the very height of his creative powers.

Sonori are Lulu Levins-Skehill (Vocals, Bass), Andre Matkovic (Guitar, Keys) Me-Lee Hay (Electric Cello), and Jasper Russell (303, 808, 909, TRON, other drum machines, electronics & lights).

Sonori extend a cinematic, post-electro, dream-rock experience in which both thinkers and dancers can find their haven. Mechanised rhythms, vintage synths, sweet soaring vocals, effected cello and post-rock guitars converge in a cerebral union of melody and guts. The word Sonori is Latin for ‘many sounds’. How appropriate! Born of the Blue Mountains NSW, four eclectic boffins gather with their toys to create delicious, uninhibited music that bridges the genre gap.

The release of the group’s debut self-titled EP in 2017 saw them gain traction in the media including a front-page feature in The Haze magazine and multiple appearances on community radio. Their lush live sound and innovative conception has led them to diverse supports including Latin dance titans “Tijuana Cartel”, gypsy punk legends “The Crooked Fiddle Band” and post rock giants “We Lost the Sea”. Remarkable performances at Katoomba’s Vivid-esque light-art festival “Culturescape” and renowned dance-festival “Psyfari” just serve to highlight their innate originality. 


Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88 is a COVID-safe venue. For this reason, tickets must be purchased in tables for 2, to ensure that social distancing requirements are upheld, in the interest of public safety. At the time of this announcement, tickets are limited to just 10 patrons per night.

However, if you find that the ticket allocation for your selected event is exhausted, please place your name/s on the waitlist. Restrictions are likely be lifted and the capacity marginally increased closer to the event. In any event, in an ideal world, tickets are limited to 32 patrons. This is to ensure the exclusivity and intimacy of the event is respected.

Songs & Stories is an exclusive dinner and show event, which includes a set 3-course meal with a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option, so please be sure to select your dietary preference at the time of purchasing your tickets. Accordingly, you will be seated in pairs.


Victor Peralta is both a celebrated artist and executive cook, who will be curating a dining experience like no other. Featuring 3 majestic courses and fine-dining experience, meals will be delivered to your table by alternative drop between sets.


For these events, Pigeon Lane is BYO only, with an array of non-alcoholic refreshments and themed mocktails available for your experience.


Dates: Friday 20 November, 2020.

Venue: Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88, 186-188 Katoomba St. Katoomba

Doors Open: 6:00pm

First Course Served: 6:15pm

Second Course Served: 6:45pm

First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm

Dessert Served: 7:45pm

Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm

Doors Close: 10:00pm

Tickets: $85 plus booking fee (per person), although all tickets are sold in pairs and include a 3-course meal, which are valued at $170 plus booking fee ($174.90).

Ticketing & Seating:

  1. All tickets are sold in groups of two (2).
  2. Reserved seating will be allocated – first-in, first-served.
  3. Seating is limited to 10 patrons at the time of this announcement. However, additional tickets may be made available (not exceeding 20pax) should the NSW Department of Health relax COVID-capacity restrictions ahead of the show day. Accordingly, please add your name/s to the ‘waitlist’ if the allocation is exhausted for your selected event.
  4. All ticket will be sold in advance, as walk-ins are not permitted.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Tickets are non-refundable except as specified in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  2. Tickets are non-refundable unless restrictions are imposed by the NSW Department of Health, which forces the closure of the venue due to COVID-19.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable unless the headline musicians are unable to perform due to feeling unwell.

Refund Policy

No refund, Tickets are non-refundable except as specified in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.

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