ICEHOUSE in Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee8th July, 2015
ICEHOUSE HEADS ALL-STAR LINE-UP
With JAMES REYNE, MARK SEYMOUR
MOVING PICTURES AND PSEUDO ECHO
Saturday October 31 – Robert Oatley Vineyards, Mudgee
It may well be the 17th a day on the green since the event began in Mudgee in 2002, but once again promoter Roundhouse Entertainment has another incredible line-up to take the stage for the Saturday October 31 concert.
We’re thrilled to announce that one of Australia’s most iconic bands ICEHOUSE will headline the show in their very first appearance at Robert Oatley Vineyards.
"We played several a day on the green shows in 2012 and each was a pleasure,” front man Iva Davies said. “So we’re looking forward to being involved again in the great atmosphere, the line-up of Australian talent and seeing the audiences under the stars."
With 28 platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums, a place in the ARIA Hall Of Fame and more than thirty Top 40 singles - including the unofficial Aussie national anthem, the seminal Great Southern Land – ICEHOUSE has undoubtedly carved out a special niche in the Australian psyche.
Joining ICEHOUSE will be James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Moving Pictures and Pseudo Echo.
Between them these five artists are responsible for many of our finest home grown hits. ICEHOUSE’s Great Southern Land, Hey Little Girl, Crazy, Electric Blue, Man Of Colours; James Reyne’s The Boys Light Up, Reckless, Beautiful People, Motor’s Too Fast, Downhearted; Mark Seymour’s Throw Your Arms Around Me, Talking To A Stranger, When The River Runs Dry, The Holy Grail; Moving Pictures’ What About Me, Winners and Back To The Streets and Pseudo Echo’s Funky Town and Listening to name just a few.
Robert Oatley Vineyards has been the scene of some sensational crowd sing-a-longs in the past but this year’s may well be the best!
Promoter Michael Newton said: “From go to whoa this year’s show will be hit after hit after hit. But not only have these artists produced some of the greatest Aussie music ever, they are all fantastic live performers, still at the top of their game. They know how to entertain and connect with the audience and that’s what the Mudgee crowds love. I think it’s going to be a really memorable day.”
In a change from previous years and in response to feedback received from patrons, there will be no reserved seats; all tickets are general admission allowing for a dance area at the front of the stage. GA tickets are just $99.90, fantastic value-for-money.
Tickets are on sale at 10.00am Friday July 17 from Ticketmaster.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
After forming as Flowers in 1977 and releasing their debut album ICEHOUSE in 1980, the Iva Davies-led band evolved into ICEHOUSE with their albums including Primitive Man (1982) and Man Of Colours (1987) dominating charts and receiving acclaim all over the world. Not surprisingly the re-emergence of the band into the touring world after a lengthy absence was met with an overwhelming response. Since then fans have been delighted with the release of the three-disc greatest hits set ICEHOUSE: White Heat featuring 30 songs in chronological release order plus a DVD of 32 film clips and special Anniversary editions of Flowers ICEHOUSE, Primitive Man and Man Of Colours. ICEHOUSE performed their first a day on the green shows in 2012, performing with their friends Hall & Oates. To coincide with these shows, fans will have something to look forward to with a new project currently in the works.
JAMES REYNE may have sold more than two million albums and had his songs provide the background to endless Aussie summers, but what excites this evergreen artist the most is that he believes he is continually getting better as a songwriter and a performer. James fronted Australian Crawl for seven years, releasing four memorable albums in the frenetic 80s. He’s been a solo artist for the past 28 years, releasing eight studio albums, two acoustic collections, a covers album and two live albums. He will be playing tracks from both Australian Crawl and his solo career.
MARK SEYMOUR released Mayday, his ninth solo album and third with his band The Undertow on May 29. It’s another wonderful record of songs about Australia, its people, its politics, its concerns and yet again confirms Mark’s status as one of the country’s most important artists. The last time we saw Mark on the a day on the green stage was during the Hunters & Collectors hugely successful reformation tour which included last year’s Mudgee concert. As with the Hunna’s, Mark knows the power of a good band and is looking forward to bringing The Undertow to the vineyard.
MOVING PICTURES’ ground-breaking debut album, Days of Innocence, was released in October 1981 and hit No.1 in February the following year. The anthemic single What About Me held Number 1 position for six weeks and backed up by energetic live shows fronted by charismatic Alex Smith, the band became hugely popular. Constant touring and a second hit album Matinee in 1983 consolidated their position. Although What About Me hit No. 29 on the American Billboard charts and another single Never appearing on two major motion picture soundtracks - Footloose and Hot Rod - the band never broke into the US and by the end of 1987, they disbanded. Although Alex Smith has lived in the UK for the past 20 years, Moving Pictures reunites occasionally and always to a huge response!
PSEUDO ECHO pioneered the 1980s electro sound in Australia through their albums Autumnal Park (Listening, A Beat For You), Love An Adventure (Don’t Go, Living In A Dream) and the 1984 worldwide smash hit remake of the Lipps Inc. song Funkytown which became the unofficial anthem of the 80’s. Along the way Pseudo Echo amassed album sales in excess of one million worldwide, a Top 10 single in the UK and US, a No. 1 single on the US dance charts, a No. 1 single in Australia for 12 consecutive weeks and seven Top 10 singles in Australia, a No. 1 single in Canada, Sweden and Finland and four albums reaching gold and platinum status. Pseudo Echo’s music continues to influence and resonate today with remixes and samples of their songs by renowned DJ’s such Smash/n/Grab, Sly, Quench and Mr. Quick and Funkytown still packs out dance floors to this day. Last year they released their sixth album Ultraviolet.
ABOUT A DAY ON THE GREEN:
This summer season marks the 15th year of a day on the green, which started in January 2001. After more than 360 shows and 2.75 million happy patrons, the a day on the green experience of good food, good wine and great music is firmly established as one of Australia’s most popular concert events.
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. For full event information and FAQ’s, go to adayonthegreen.com.au.
No Reserved Tickets.
All tickets are General Admission (BYO chairs & rugs): $99.90 plus b/fee
Leave the car at home and pre-book on a coach. For ticket and coach travel from surrounding towns, call Ogden’s Coaches on (02) 6372 2489 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (operating from Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Dubbo, Kandos, Lui, Rylstone, Gulgong).
Ogdens will also operate a shuttle bus service from Mudgee accommodation venues and the CBD to the winery, returning after the show.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 17 AT 10.00am
From ticketmaster.com.au & 136 100
and the Mudgee Visitors Centre