Unplugged in St Kilda
Episode Ten – Phill Calvert
Season 1, Ep. 10
Phill Calvert, drummer from The Boys Next Door/The Birthday Party was the special guest for our interactive Q&A session, held at the St Kilda Army & Navy Club. The audience asked Phill questions about what it was like to live in St Kilda as a young musician. Quoted as being the best drummer in Melbourne, it was fantastic to hear first-hand from one of the pioneers of the Australian post-punk scene.
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Episode 11 - Genevieve McGuckin
Season 1, Ep. 11
When Genevieve McGuckin moved here from Brisbane as a young woman, she quickly immersed herself in St Kilda's musical and creative culture. Meeting lifelong friends to collaborate with, she started the post-punk band These Immortal Souls, along with her musical and life partner, Rowland S Howard and has also contributed to many other bands and artists' work. Now a long-term resident, Genevieve hasn't stopped doing what we all love doing here - looking up at St Kilda's buildings and wondering about their stories. It was lovely to have Gen in the studio to share her St Kilda moments with us!
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Episode Nine - Paulie Stewart
Season 1, Ep. 9
Paulie Stewart OAM visited the studio and had a heart-to-heart with us about one of his favourite things - St Kilda. Having grown up here, Paulie has a true appreciation of all things related to the area, especially music. Along with sharing lots of stories from his many (continuing) years as lead singer-songwriter of the Painters & Dockers band, Paulie also reflected on having such deep family connections to the suburb and how the special place it holds in his heart led him to win the Essence of St Kilda essay prize.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Episode Eight - Matt Doll Thomas
Season 1, Ep. 8
Matt Doll Thomas from The Mavis's had a chat with us about what drew him to St Kilda once he had moved from Ballarat and called Melbourne home - from the 24-hour party vibe through to the opportunity to meet other creatives and write with them. Matt also reflected on playing at the beautiful Palais Theatre when The Mavis’s toured with Kylie Minogue.