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Steve Kilbey (The Church)

In 2016, Retro Rehash employed The Church’s frontman Steve Kilbey to mentor a select group of Blue Mountains musicians. This occurred after Willem recruited a backing band for Steve that featured some of our finest local talent. As Steve Kilbey & The Mountaineers, the assembled group headlined at a sold out event at Katoomba’s Hotel Gearin.

“I played at Willem Hendriksen’s event Happy Hippy Hoedown in Katoomba on August 26th, 2017, [which was] a fundraiser for Radio Blue Mountains. It was a great show! I had a ball, and I was looked after very well. Retro Rehash really are trying to get young acts on the map, so I support those who support young talent. I was the headliner in combination with local and aspiring bands. It was packed. I used some [young musicians] as my backing band; they were a great breath of fresh air. I have no hesitation in recommending Willem as he really believes in what he’s doing. Great communicator, bright future.”

~ John ‘Swanee’ Swan OAM