Walk the walk
hear the talk
Walk on the wild side with some of the people who made St Kilda the legendary epicentre of Melbourne's internationally renowned music scene.
St Kilda Music Walking Tours are historical and they're hysterical! The Walk is an edutainment, a series of Rock and Roll watering-holes held together by anecdotes, research and guest appearances by local Rock stars.
60s Rock - the 'Second Wave'
On March 22nd we're planning a very special Walk that will pay homage to the great Australian 60's groups. From our favourite Pop wonders like the incredible Loved Ones, The Groop, the Easybeats, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Russel 'the Real Thing' Morris and John Farnham to underground legends like like the Missing Links, The Wild Cherries, The Creatures and The Throb. We want to talk (and walk) about them all.
So if you're old enough to know these bands, our wise enough to want to know about them, then keep March 22nd free! In fact - why not book now?
I Spit On Your Walk!
The Walk this Saturday the 22nd is a special I Spit On Your Gravy event. The Gravies were the legendary Punk band that closed the George in no small part (in joke) due to our very own Fred Negro.
The Walk coincides with the Brady Bunch Lawnmower Massacre playing the night before in the Public Bar at the POW. So get 2 large doeses of Fred in 24 hours and come to both!
Johnny Crash walk
The last walk was very special with founding members of Models, the Sacred Cowboys and The Slaughtermen raising a glass to our fallen comrade. A lot of great memories, some man-hugs and a few tears. An incredible day.
And here's a quote from a happy Tourette to prove it:
"Hey Fiona this is Angela, I was on the walking tour with my daughter Rachel, Saturday. Just want to say what a fantastic day we both had. We feel so privileged to have met you, Rob, Fred and the other guys! I would put it up there with one of my best ever days! Ash was absolutely adorable and I hope to get to see you guys at one of your gigs soon ... keep up the great work Fiona!"
History to burn
St Kilda's streets are paved with songs and stories. Check out Music History for...ummm...some music history. It will take you from the time the Yalukit-Willam of the Boon Wurrung, the bay-side mob of the mighty Kulin nation, lived in Euroe Yroke (Aboriginal name for St Kilda), and finishes with the fight for Rowland S Howard Lane via numerous Rock myths, legends and bullshit - all true (I swear)!
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SKMWT Historical Poster Campaign
We have commissioned the formidable talents of Fred Negro Esquire (unofficial mayor of St Kilda) for our historic poster campaign. A series of illustrated, elucidated and humorous historical tableaux will tell the story of St Kilda's musical history from year dot to last weekend. Expect sex, drugs, rock and roll, beer and a little football. Here's the first 2:
Here's the first in the series - the incredible early 80s at the Ballroom. Every face might be someone you know so click on it and have a squizz, or better still buy the poster and the T-shirt when you do the tour!
Posters and other SKMWT merchandise can be bought by Tourettes (people who do the tour, AKA you) at the end of the walk from our St Kilda music boutique par excellence - the mighty Pure Pop. Smart Tourettes get their posters and white Ts signed by the special guests so if you do the Walk again bring your poster!
Special Mystery Legends
Everyone involved in SKMWT is a musician, we've all gigged St Kilda since we realised it's the best avenue to a sex life. So we have a bevy of local legends lined up to enthral you with Rock and Roll anecdotes. To tell the truth, you can't walk around St Kilda without running into a great musician, but you pay us the big bucks because we know them!