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Record 492
Name: Donell Morgan
Referred by: Browsing about Icehouse!
From: Torrance CA
Time: 3/3/2016 1:24:19 AM
Comments: I've moved this band since I first played their albums when I worked as Radio DJ in Wyoming. After moving to Los Angeles, I met his manager & received a signed photo of Iva but lost touch with everyone. I wish I had heard of this wonderful site long ago. Always a fan forever! Great job girls! I hope to meet you some day! ~Donell

Record 491
Name: pathoc
Website: http://pathoc.net
Referred by: a fan and its passion (and google)
From: Germania
Time: 1/22/2016 5:46:28 AM
Comments: Hi folx!
Hi Iva!
Hii Teeam :)

I'm Patric, 37, from Black Forest, Germany - moved 2001 Vienna, Austria.
Never got the luck to meet up Icehouse - so I just want to say some words as a passionate listener - and quasi my "theme-related" biography...

First of all - thx here to my father Erich, who was about 30 when he got the "live" influence of your music - the days of "Street Cafe" was a "gala-day" in my memories. Ok - for the sake of fairness - the next record was the single "B.I. Eyes without a face" a.s.o. But my father was the initial, so... :)
I grow up with a huge library of knowledge from 10cc to zztop.
The beginning was Street Café and Hey Little Girl - of course, played thru 80ies and 90ies - more and less. Then about 2006 it started again, when I was 28 (- the interrupt because of moving to Vienna, my father too).
Any day in 2006 my father played a larger list of MP3-songs of different Icehouse albums. Yesterday I picked up this list while programming (aside I'm web-developer) and enjoyed it all the day.
There are enough reasons to write a long letter, because of different times I was listening and emotionally influenced, while listening with a girl-friend and so on.
Your generations of musically work is a multi-coloured, from powerful to velvet, explosively, effectful, fascinating stuff :o)
Thumb up, you're my rolling stone! Fan and fanatic ;)
Yours pathoc

Record 490
Name: Janine
Referred by: Google search
Time: 8/9/2015 10:49:28 PM
Comments: Looking forward to the show at the Palais Melbourne

Record 489
Name: Gilles
Referred by: Google
From: Saumur, France
Time: 4/25/2015 4:24:18 PM
Comments: My words for the best band ever. Thanks for the emotions, Iva you are on my heart for ever.

Record 488
Name: Joanne Hancock
Referred by: web search
From: Whyalla, South Australia
Time: 3/21/2015 1:18:34 AM
Comments: To the fabulous ICEHOUSE band, I have been a fan of yours since you were Flowers, I went to your concert at the Thebarton theater many years ago. My husband just bought me the CD, White Heat, I LOVE IT . I play all your albums constantly, really loud in my car when I am driving, and you would be surprised at all the waves I get from young people, when I park at the shops, the all ask, who is that?? and I tell them, my favorite band, well I must get one they all say. I hope they do.
Thank you for the new one.
All the best from number 1 fan,

Record 487
Name: Tony Pegel
Referred by: browser
From: United States
Time: 1/5/2015 9:24:49 PM
Comments: My 2 favorite bands have always been The Cars and Icehouse. I know I drove my girlfriend in the 80's crazy playing their albums over and over. So I shocked and when bought me tickets to see The Cars in Atlanta on my 26th birthday in 1987.

It was a 5 hours drive to the show and we played The Cars over and over the whole way, interspersed with some of the new Icehouse album, Man of Colour. Being that this was the 80's, we had no idea who the opening band was but as we got in radio range we tuned to the Atlanta rock station to try and find out. And who was being interviewed but IVA DAVIES! I almost drove off the road when I heard Iva's voice and found out Icehouse was opening for the Cars (on my birthday, no less.) The show was incredible and since Icehouse was the opening band I got to go up to the stage and see them up close. Amazing! I have been to maybe 1000 shows in my life and this still ranks up their with the best.

Icehouse and The Cars still dominates my I-pod and my wife just rolls her eyes when I play them yet again. I drove 10 hours to see the Cars when they came back in 2010 but do not have the money to fly to AU and see Icehouse again. But I still find myself searching travel sites for cheap flights and almost buying tickets to shows I know I can't make just because I cannot forget the great show I saw 27 years ago, on the day I turned 26.

Thanks Iva and Icehouse for being a passive participant in my life. Your music has been a huge part of the soundtrack of my life. You've been with me sunning on the beaches of Florida, kayaking the seasides of Maine, hiking the deserts of New Mexico and camping the mountains of Tennessee. You've made all these beautiful places much more enjoyable.

Record 486
Name: Xavier Gouault
Referred by: Via Spellbound/Icehouse Face Book
From: Bendigo, Victoria.
Time: 7/9/2014 7:32:01 AM
Comments: Great fan site. Always will this music live.

Record 485
Name: Karen
Referred by: By accident!
From: Wandi, WA
Time: 4/13/2014 5:53:12 AM
Comments: Has taken a couple of weeks to write this about the Icehouse concert on Rottnest Island in March but the memory of this fantastic event is still very much fresh in my mind! Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME is the only way to describe it. Slight breeze, twilight, whiter than white beach sand, stage on the water's edge, sound amazing..... It was perfect. As usual, Iva's vocals were outstanding and his enthusiasm for his music and performing never wanes. Such a wonderful mix of true classics, possibly the best I've seen from the band. Michael Paynter just gets better looking every time he steps out on stage and that little bass guitar player is just the cutest, would have loved to take him home in my ferry baggage.....

Had VIP tickets, worth every cent to be able to do the meet and greet with Iva and get pic with him. I truly will treasure that and have it as wallpaper on my iPad. Thanks to the very talented young local photographer Sam Riseborough for capturing the moment. Food was very nice, drinks plentiful BUT the view from the VIP area was atrocious - high wire fence completely obscuring the view to the stage and miles away from it anyway. Desperate to get closer to the action, I hurdled the low fence around the VIP area, raced across the sand and pushed myself through to the very first row. There I found a number of short people like myself that no-one begrudged being there and we totally lapped up the opportunity to be only a couple of metres from our idol. I found it interesting the number of much more youthful fans rocking it out right down the front with we mid-forty something's, good to see that the clean cut style and honest lyrics of Icehouse are still able to resonate with the younger generation of today.

I'm still not sure what I think of the reggae influence, especially when one of my all time faves Heartbreak Kid was done in this style as an encore. I just think the original song showcases Iva's vocals so beautifully.... But this was only a small factor in what was otherwise a fantastic day. Good on you Icehouse for still making the time and effort to perform in out-of-the-way places to smaller audiences, it's more than appreciated by your many loyal fans!

Record 484
Name: Karen Watson
Referred by: Can't remember!
From: Perth, WA
Time: 4/13/2014 5:35:33 AM
Comments: Have sent comments in separate email

Record 483
Name: karen
Referred by: google
From: perth
Time: 1/23/2014 3:26:42 AM
Comments: Saw Icehouse at Crown last week, awesome except (sorry Iva) hate that reggae stuff especially as an encore! Cmon, you guys are better than that, give me the original stuff any day. Have VIP tickets for rotto in March, don't disappoint me.... Ps. Really enjoy Michael Paynters music, as my sister pointed out, he must think he has died and gone to heaven cos he's been able to work alongside such legends of Australian music. Good on you Iva for giving him the opportunity.