With a career spanning over 30 years, ICEHOUSE has continued to delight millions with their music, well-known and loved by audiences across generations. ICEHOUSE has played to sellout audiences in Australia and has toured extensively. Icehouse began in 1977 as a Sydney-based pub rock band called Flowers, who were the highest paid unsigned act in Australia at the time.
ICEHOUSE has sold over three million albums locally and over nine million internationally. They have had 28 platinum records in Australasia alone, eight top-10 albums and over thirty top-40 singles. ICEHOUSE continues to prosper. In recent times Iva Davies and Icehouse have maintained a presence in the Australian media as well as establishing their global online footprint with their popular Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media pages and sites. In 2011 and through the first half of 2012 ICEHOUSE headlined a number of major music festivals and events around Australia and New Zealand for large and enthusiastic crowds, which also brought a rush of mainstream media appearances for the band.
In 2001 Iva was honoured as an official Australia Day Ambassador, and in January 2012 he was named a Friend of Australia as part of the “G’Day Australia” campaign in the US. In June 2012 the newly revamped, comprehensive official Icehouse website went live, much to the deep appreciation of fans around the world.
Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.
10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band’s longevity is testament to their timeless songs and reflecting Graham Gouldman status as one of the world’s leading songwriters, he was inducted into America’s Songwriter’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York in June.
The band continues to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa, Latvia and Japan, as well as across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US. With four decades of song-writing excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him Gouldman confidently promises, “This is as near as you’re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It’s relentless. We show no mercy.”
I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock, Rubber Bullets, Donna, Art For Art’s Sake, Good Morning Judge, The Things We Do For Love, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Dean And I and The Wall Street Shuffle.
Scottish New-Wave artist and the voice of Ultravox Midge Ure is bringing the sound of 1980, down under in 2020.
Midge Ure brings to Selwyn Sounds his full band, a huge sound and a brand new tour focusing on iconic hits from acclaimed album ‘Vienna’.
Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in nearly 40 years that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety in New Zealand.
It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live by the man who was one of the creative forces behind the project.
Don’t miss this rare chance to witness live Midge Ure’s back catalogue, which includes gems like ‘Fade To Grey’, ‘Vienna’ and ‘Dancing With Tears in My Eyes’.
Returning to Selwyn Sounds Kiwi legends The Mockers reform their classic line-up for a very special set at Selwyn Sounds in March 2020.
The Mockers are promising a “hit-packed” performance featuring their classics like Forever Tuesday Morning, Swear It’s True, One Black Friday, and My Girl Thinks She’s Cleopatra.
Reuniting from all corners of the globe are Andrew Fagan (vocals), Brett Adams (guitar), plus Geoff Hayden (bass) – travelling from London, and keyboard maestro – Australian-based Tim Wedde, with guest drummer Chris O’Connor back on the kit.
The Mockers enjoyed three Top 10 albums and six hit singles and played to huge crowds across the country throughout the 1980s, riding a wave of New Wave pop success with the likes of the Dance Exponents and DD Smash.
After a 30-year hiatus – they have returned with a bang, undertaking two national tours since 2017 and releasing the acclaimed Mockers Live at The Powerstation CD/DVD set, which catapulted them back into the NZ Top 10.
Says Fagan: “To come back and sound great after so long apart has been such a joy for the band, and we can’t wait to again share our Mockers songs live with fans at Selwyn Sounds.”
Jed has come a long way since he graced our stage at the local Lincoln High School production of Joseph and his Dreamcoat.
Parsons’ sound is a culmination of his rich and varied background as a touring musician, which has taken him around the world and into the studio with the likes of Nomad, Pacific Heights and Mel Parsons.
His music balances eccentricity and energy with intimacy and musical sensitivity, maintaining a focus on catchy hooks and lyrical prowess.
“If you’re a fan of upbeat indie-pop, then you might already be aware of Kiwi muso Jed Parsons. But if not, he’s undoubtedly about to become one of your new favourite artists…” – Tone Deaf, Australia
The release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Midnight Feast’ (IMNZ Debut Release of The Year finalist), and over 1.2 million streams down the track, indie-pop sensation Jed Parsons has settled into the dizzying heights of people saying “oh yeah, I think I’ve heard him before”.
He’s not complacent, however. Having already graced the stages of Auckland City Limits, Electric Avenue, Nostalgia Festival and North West Festival in his short career, Parsons is trucking on, having spent the last 6 months selling out shows on countless tours, and beginning work on his sophomore album.
The Automatic 80’s
Returning to Selwyn Sounds by popular demand and playing a little later in the day the LIVE Show features the very best of early to mid-Eighties New Romantic and New Wave hits, performed live, loud and pumping. The hundreds of hours of pre-production, musicianship and attention to vocal detail create an authentic live Eighties Music experience that leaves enthralled audiences exhausted and voiceless from dancing and singing. Be propelled back to the age of Synthplicity.
AutoMatic 80s delivers the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era. From bands like Human League, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Blondie, Culture Club through to artists like Kate Bush and Robert Palmer, AutoMatic 80s performances will transport you back to those heady, youthful times and leave you wanting more.
The band and production crew are dedicated to bringing audiences the ultimate Eighties concert experience – quality sound, great lighting and electric atmosphere.