Monday, August 29, 2011

Icehouse want to play with you (and other people want to play Icehouse songs!)

We have two exciting snippets of Icehouse news today... Firstly, do you play music? Live in Western Sydney? Well, listen up... Iva Davies and Icehouse want to give one lucky band or solo performer from Western Sydney the opportunity to play live on stage at their Penrith show on the 29th September. The only requirements are that one or more band members need to be a local to the area and that your band are shit hot.

“I remember when Icehouse first started performing and how difficult it was to find gigs where there would be a receptive audience," said Davies. "So we'd like to give someone the opportunity to play with us to a crowd in their home area. I'd like to see what Western Sydney has to offer."

For your chance to win an opportunity to perform in front of over 1000 screaming fans, simply visit, click on the left hand tab Play with Icehouse, and fill out your details. Entries will be open until midday 11th September.Terms and conditions at the foot of the post.

Tickets for the gig, at the Evan Theatre at Penrith Panthers on Thursday 29th September, are available from or alternatively on (02) 4720 5555. The Icehouse album White Heat: 30 Hits is on sale now.


Here's exciting Icehouse news part two...

Next month, Melbourne and Sydney will be serenading good old Jack Daniels (he's 161 years old, doncha know?) as part of the inaugural Jacktember festivities. As part of the celebrations, you’ll be seeing (and hearing) some amazing current talent paying homage to classic artists by reinterpreting their music via a series of inspired collaboration projects. From photo shoots to rehearsals and the final live shows The JD Set will bring people together through great music. Join The JD Set at for all the latest news and behind-the-scenes access as the collaborations unfold, plus some extra birthday sur-prizes (geddit?) courtesy of Jack throughout September, including tickets to The JD Set gigs.

First up for The JD Set reinterpretation treatment are Icehouse and at the helm of the project are Australian genre-benders Art vs Science. Joining the lads in a collaborative effort will be angelic voiced minstrel, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Grates' Patience Hodgson and Dappled Cities' vocalist, Tim Derricourt. You can see Art vs Science and buddies re-imagine the songs of Icehouse at Sydney's Beresford on Thursday, 15 September and in Melbourne's Trak the night before. Tickets are on sale now from Get your tickets now. It should be an amazing night. 

The small print for the chance to play with Icehouse comp.
The competition is open to bands as far east as Parramatta and as west as the Blue Mountains.

1. To be eligible, the winning Artist must have at least one or more members that reside in Western Sydney. 2. Winning Artist will be notified via email or phone on September 14th with more details and a worksheet for the show. 3. Winning Artist will be paid $300 + GST(if registered) for the performance. 4. Winning Artist will need to deliver themselves to and from the venue. 5. Winning Artist will need to supply their own front of house sound engineer. 6. Winning Artist will be required to play a 30 - 40 minute set.

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