Icehouse were formed in 1977 as Flowers by Iva Davies (born Ivor Arthur Davies, on 22 May 1955, in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia), who was the main creative force, and a classically trained musician; and bass player, Keith Welsh. for a number of years they also obtained the services of Bob Kretschmer, until he was replaced by young guitarist Paul Gildea. Since 1980 Icehouse has released seven albums, several compilations, and music from collaborations with other artists including dance companies. The 1987 album Man of Colours was released at the apex of their fame and international success.
The original band's first album was called Icehouse. When it discovered that a band in the US had a similar name they changed from Flowers to Icehouse. Iva Davies has a long and distinguished musical career in Australia behind him, including the iconic Great Southern Land, a song about this country.
Can't Help Myself
Love In Motion
Great Southern Land