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Icehouse

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.

10cc

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.

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Midge Ure

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’.

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The Mockers

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 Parsons

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.

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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.

Little River Band

Headline act Little River Band is known for a string of hits including “Reminiscing,”  “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,”  “Take It Easy On Me,”  “Help Is on Its Way,”  “Happy Anniversary,”   “We Two,”  “Man On Your Mind,”  “The Other Guy,”  and “It’s A Long Way There.”

Their worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and they’ve also set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years – the very first band to ever achieve that remarkable status. Probably not surprising then that Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.”

Leo Sayer

Leo has performed everywhere from Moscow to New York’s Central Park and London’s Royal Albert Hall in his 40-year career. He has had over 20 top ten singles and five top ten albums, as well as writing hits for many major international performers.

His numerous hits include such classics as “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, “Just a Boy”, “When I Need You”, “Thunder in My Heart”, “Show Must Go On”, “One Man Band”, “Orchard Road”, “Have You Ever Been in Love” and “Moonlighting”.

Leo lives for entertaining and still spends much of the year touring and performing

Jon Stevens

 

Since his record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecurtive NZ number one singles (“Jezebel” and “Montego Bay”), Jon Stevens has gone from strength to strength, and is recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians ever to emerge from this part of the world.

He has combined a stellar solo career with stints fronting two huge bands. As lead singer of Noiseworks from 1986 – 1992 he helted out such hits as ‎”Take Me Back”, ‎”Welcome to the World”, “Love Somebody” and “Touch”. In 2004 he become lead singer of INXS following the death of his friend Michael Hutchence, playing to sold out audiences in huge stadiums throughout the world.

Ross Wilson

Ross has had a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and is one of Australian rock music’s most enduring and lauded talents.

He initially fronted the hugely successful Aussie band Daddy Cool, then formed the equally successful Mondo Rock, which was a stalwart of the Australian music scene from the mid 70s to the late 80s.

Twice inducted in to the ARIA Hall of Fame (1989 solo and 2006 with Daddy Cool), he continues to win acclaim both as a solo artist and as songwriter of popular classics such as “Eagle Rock”, “Cool World” and “A Touch of Paradise”.

The Golden Kiwis

The Golden Kiwis are New Zealand music icons who will be playing their own hits plus other kiwi classics.The line up reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of the New Zealand music scene with artists from six of the best kiwi bands, including Harry Lyon (Hello Sailor), Rikki Morris (Crocodiles), Cherie Mathieson (Sola Rosa), Mark Steven (Ardijah), Rick Ball (Hello Sailor) and Tony Waine (Narcs).Their hits include such Kiwi classics as “Blue Lady”, “Gutter Black”, “Tears”, “Low and Behold”, “Heart and Soul”, “Bliss” and “Walking in the Light”. This will be a memorable extended set, with Peter Urlich joining the stage for the latter part of the act to belt out some Dudes classics.

Peter Urlich

Peter  joined forces with Ian Morris and Dave Dobbyn to form ‘Th’ Dudes’ – one of New Zealand’s most popular bands – touring the country many times, recording two albums and helping to change the face of kiwi music forever.

Since the band’s split in 1980, Peter has continued to entertain crowds with his eclectic mix of music, which covers genres from electronic to jazz.

Midge Marsden

MIdge is an R&B guitarist, harmonica-player, and singer with a musical career spanning four decades. During that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues.

He was voted New Zealand Entertainer of the Year in 1990, and his recording career includes the Gold 1991 album Burning Rain.

 

Automatic 80s

Automatic 80s feature the very best of early to mid-Eighties New Romantic and New Wave hits, performed live, loud and pumping.

This authentic live Eighties Music experience showcases the smash hits of this unforgettable and exciting musical era, with hits from bands like Human League, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Blondie, Culture Club through to artists like Kate Bush and Robert Palmer.