Following the enormous success of the By The C concert series across Australia over past summer seasons, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to continue to announce the next season of concert events around Australia in 2022.
For the first time, By The C will head to Hobart and will present ICEHOUSE – Great Southern Land 2022 – The Concert Series and music lovers are set for a stellar line-up of artists with special guests JAMES REYNE & KILLING HEIDI.
Since its inception, By The C has continued to deliver legends of the music world to some of the most scenic locations around the country. This festival event is set to be a great day out with live music and a vibrant setting. It’s the perfect place to bask in the sun and fresh breeze while kicking back or dancing the day & night away to some of Australia’s best live music. Homegrown talent, lush lawns, food trucks, pop-up bars, and a selection of refreshing beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine against a beautiful backdrop that makes you glad and proud to be an Aussie.
ICEHOUSE’s unofficial Australian anthem, Great Southern Land, is turning 40 years young in 2022 and it’s the song that’s been the soundtrack to everything from discussions about Mabo and the impassioned theme to the Australian cricket team walking on the field, to having a plane named after it.
Great Southern Land was first released in August 1982 as the lead single from ICEHOUSE’s multi-platinum second studio album, Primitive Man. The song debuted at #5 on the Australian Singles Chart and made its debut on triple j (2JJJ as it was known then).
Great Southern Land has been a part of almost every Australian’s summer soundtrack for the past 40 years and in 2014, it was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry. It’s also been remixed a number of times, most notably Bill Laswell’s The Great Southern Mix, clocking in at almost 16 minutes, and the Byrralku Dhangudha remix from 1994 which features Indigenous musicians playing and singing the chorus in their own language. Its message is as current and relevant today as it was when it first appeared.
James Reyne has a celebrated history, with 19 top-40 hits throughout his career – nine solo, seven with Australian Crawl, and three with Company Of Strangers. In 1996, James Reyne was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, honouring his prestigious 40+ year career. Four decades after the release of his first album, James Reyne remains as indomitable as ever. In July he released his 12th studio album, Toon Town Lullaby, his wry observations and wordplay razor-sharp across the 10 tracks, reaffirming his status as one of Australia’s finest lyricists.
The hits have been flowing for James Reyne for more than 40 years. Toon Town Lullaby coincides with the 40th anniversary of Australian Crawl’s debut album, The Boys Light Up. As the late-great critic Ed Nimmervoll observed, James’ voice is “as familiar to us as the taste of Vegemite, as essentially Australian”. James is not afraid to revisit the past every now and then and share some personal memories. Toon Town Lullaby includes a heartfelt tribute to his best mate Brad Robinson, ‘The Tallest Man I Ever Knew’. James and Brad went to school together and went on to form Australian Crawl. “It’s a very personal song,” James says. “There are a few in-jokes in there that only Brad would get.”
Killing Heidi are officially forever. Twenty years ago, when the disarming folk-pop of Kettle launched Ella and Jesse Hooper into high radio rotation, it was something neither expected. But tour after tour, the Violet Town siblings are finding their explosive power pop more entrenched in the Oz rock pantheon.
There’s a whole generation that doesn’t need reminding that the early ’00s belonged to Killing Heidi. Weir hit #2 and Mascara #14 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Debut album Reflector won four major ARIA awards and sold 4 times platinum as Ella and Jesse took out the prestigious APRA Songwriters of the Year award in 2001.
After a fruitful decade of diverse solo and duo pursuits, the pair reignited the flame for the 20th anniversary of Queenscliff Music Festival in 2016: a perfect reflection of their first teenaged performances under the Killing Heidi banner. Blown away by the warm welcome and electric energy of a capacity crowd, they went on to meet snowballing demand at Zoo Twilight concert series, a SOLD OUT capital cities tour and a run of regional shows, a co-headlining national tour with 90’s rock icons Baby Animal, and in Summer 2020 touring Australia with the Red Hot Summer Tour.
So, jump on board and join us as By The C delivers you the best live music again!
BY THE C
ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS, HOBART
Friday 4th February 2022
Tickets on sale Saturday 20th November at 10.00am
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