Snap Scene: Icehouse, Zoo Twilights, Melbourne 25th January 2020

Great southern band Icehouse peformed the first of two sold-out concerts at Melbourne Zoo on Saturday 25 January 2020 in front of 3,000 fans during the Australia Day long weekend. Beginning as Flowers in 1977, the Sydney pub-rock band took on the name of their successful album Icehouse (that became the highest selling debut album in Australia) in 1981 and achieved more mainstream success with a synthpop new-wave style.

Led by their creative heart and driving force, founding singer-songwriter Iva Davies, Icehouse is also currently Paul Wheeler on drums, Paul Gildea on guitar, Steve Bull on bass, Glenn Reither on keyboards & sax, and Michael Paynter on keyboards & guitar. As one of the most successful Australian bands of the ’80s and ’90s, Icehouse was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. They have had eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top-ten hits in Europe and North America and album sales of over 28 times Platinum in Australasia alone. This evening’s audience loved hearing this iconic Australian band’s hits like Hey Little Girl, Crazy, Electric Blue, and their most popular song Great Southern Land . All proceeds from the event help Zoos Victoria save the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy-possum from extinction.

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Paul Miles is a rock photographer specializing in live music photography, who captures the true spirit of rock’n’roll in action by many of the world’s greatest performers. Over the years, he has shot a vast array of rock music photography: from gigs in world-famous clubs like the Apollo in Harlem and the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, to iconic arenas like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Australia’s MCG, as well as in retail stores Barnes & Noble, Apple, and John Varvatos CBGBs.

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  1. Went to the Australia Day one it was absolutely beyond amazing. Great location to have a concert. Icehouse are still a huge powerhouse of Australian music. Iva Davies is totally captivating and I found him incredibly mesmorising. He had the crowd right in the palm of his hand throughout the whole night. The crowd just loved it. The music was incredible the sound was brilliant and I for one could have watched ( Iva) and listened to this incredible band of amazing musicians all night. Thanks for an absolutely fabulous night. Loved it.

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