This Australian rock band was formed as Flowers in the late 70s by classically trained songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies (Ivor Davies, 22 May 1955). Influenced by Roxy Music and David Bowie, Flowers other members included Keith Welsh (bass), John Lloyd (drums), and Michael Hoste (keyboards). The first single, Cant Help Myself was a Top 10 hit in 1980. The following year the band signed to Chrysalis Records, touring the UK and North America. Its name was changed to Icehouse (the title of the debut album) to avoid confusion with a US outfit called Flowers. Despite further Australian success with Love In Motion and Great Southern Land, Davies disbanded the group in 1982 to concentrate on the solo Primitive Man. However, he was persuaded to re-form Icehouse the next year with British musicians Andy Qunta (keyboards) and ex-Killing Joke member Guy Pratt (b. 3 January 1962, London, England; guitar). The new...
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