For a small group of lucky fans back in 2014 Kylie Minogue may remain an unexpected idol. The pop singer, known in her early career as the Madonna from Melbourne joined the darkest man in rock and roll, Nick Cave, to perform their iconic 1996 duet ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ and create a moment in history.
The Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds gig at the Koko in London was being filmed as part of the band’s live film 20,000 Days on Earth and they offered Kylie to chance to make some lucky fans’ dreams come true. The ‘Locomotive’ singer duly obliged and delivered a show-stopping performance.
“During the making of our film 20,000 Days on we asked Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to play an intimate club show at Koko in London, a beautiful old Victorian music hall. We wanted to do something special for the fans, so while we were filming the scenes with Nick and Kylie in Brighton he asked her if she’d like to come and sing their infamous duet. Kylie jumped at the chance, and a few weeks later walked out on stage and performed ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ live with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for the first time in 15 years. This moment was such a highlight for everyone who was there that we wanted to share it with everyone.” Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
The pair, however unlikely a pairing they may seem, have often leaned on each other during trying times and often cite the other as a huge source of inspiration. But despite their chemisty off-stage, the real magic happens on stage and can be seen perfectly in this beautiful moment.