With a career spanning nearly 40 years, ICEHOUSE is one of Australia’s most iconic bands, transcending age groups with their hit songs, well known and loved by audiences across generations. ICEHOUSE has played to sell-out capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the World.
ICEHOUSE was formed by Iva Davies, the band’s frontman and musical creative force, who lead the band to an amazing 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles.
ICEHOUSE started as a pub rock band called FLOWERS, who scored a record deal with Regular Records and released their first singles, Can’t Help Myself and We Can Get Together. The band’s debut album, ICEHOUSE, was released in the same year to critical acclaim and reached multi platinum status in Australia and New Zealand where they toured for the first time. ICEHOUSE soon became the highest selling debut album by any band in Australia, a record it was to hold well into the 1990s. The iconic cover art for the album, featuring branches intertwined, was created by drummer, John Lloyd, a former art student. After performing their song ICEHOUSE at the Countdown Awards, the band was awarded with the Johnny O’Keefe Award for Best New Talent of 1980.
His songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers.
James Reyne is one of our finest singers and songwriters, responsible for iconic songs such as ‘Reckless’, ‘The Boys Light Up’, ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Lakeside’, ‘Daughters Of The Northern Coast’, ‘Fall Of Rome’, ‘Hammerhead’, ‘Motor’s Too Fast’ and ‘Slave’.
Distinctly Australian – as legendary critic Ed Nimmervoll noted, “His voice is as familiar to us as the taste of Vegemite, as essentially Australian” – James was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1996 and was honoured with the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2014.
James has had 19 Top 40 singles – including six Top 10 hits – and 11 Top 10 albums. And his songs have been covered by a range of artists, including Paul Kelly, John Farnham, Mick Thomas and Angie Hart.
James’ latest album, Toon Town Lullaby, is his 12th solo studio album.
Pete Murray is one of Australia’s most-loved and respected singer songwriters. He has sold out countless national tours and written 5 hit records that have amassed more 1 million album sales to date. The talented musician has also achieved plenty of multi platinum singles with hit singles like 'So Beautiful’, ‘Opportunity’ and crowd favourites ‘Connected’ and ‘Always a Winner’. Murray released his most recent album, ‘Camacho’, in mid 2017 to popular acclaim and is currently working on new music to share with his adoring fan base.
It’s been twenty years since Hooper Siblings Killing Heidi released their disarming folk pop song, ‘Kettle’ on triple j unearthed. The band soon expanded into colourful teenage power pop and burst onto the national and international stage with their breakthrough debut album Reflector, released in March 2000.
Anthemic singles ‘Mascara’ and ‘Weir’ made Reflector a blow-out success and cemented the work as one of Australia’s most loved pop albums. The early naughties belonged to Killing Heidi with Weir placing #2 and Mascara #14 in triple j’s Hottest 100. Reflector went onto to take out four ARIA awards and reach 4 x platinum status.
The Hooper siblings also won the critically-acclaimed APRA songwriters of the year award. A seminal part of the Aus indie music story. Reflector has now been released digitally
It’s 2001, you’re driving home from work, flicking through the radio stations, and Five Star Laundry by Motor Ace is being played on triple j, Triple M and a bunch of other stations in between.
Then, as you walk in the door, the television is blaring and it’s Motor Ace again, with their iconic track Death Defy reaching an even wider audience as the theme song for the beloved Australian television series The Secret Life Of Us. And you probably caught them performing at the ARIAS and across all the various shows on TV at that time too, that was what it was like during the peak of Motor Ace – absolute saturation, and even then people couldn’t get enough….
Within the first month of being on sale, Motor Ace's debut album Five Star Laundry, went gold in Australia – a massive feat when considering what it takes for a record to go gold in 2001, with just 7 Australian albums having been certified gold that year.