Jack Daniel's presents
The JD Set - Art vs Science and friends perform Icehouse Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 15 September, 2011
Upstairs Beresford, NSW
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The JD Set is back for a birthday party like no other with Art vs Science and friends as Jack Daniel turns 161!
This year, for the birthday instalment and beyond, youll be seeing (and hearing) some amazing current talent paying homage to classic artists by reinterpreting their music via a series of inspired collaboration projects. From photo shoots to rehearsals and the final live shows The JD Set will be continuing to bring people together through great music in this case artists and fans alike for some truly unique performances. Join The JD Set at Facebook.com/JackDanielsAustralia for all the latest news and behind-the-scenes access as the collaborations unfold, plus some extra birthday sur-prizes courtesy of Jack throughout September, including tickets to The JD Set gigs.
So, whos first up for The JD Set reinterpretation treatment? None other than iconic, internationally renowned Aussie band ICEHOUSE.
Fronted by celebrated Australian musician, Iva Davies, the band originally called Flowers, were one of the most successful pub bands on the circuit until 1980, when their debut album, Icehouse (the moniker which they later adopted), received critical acclaim and rocketed up the national charts, reaching #5, a feat unprecedented by any other Australian band on debut at the time. The accolades continued for the band with the release of their follow-up album Primitive Man, surpassing the success of their debut, and spawning the top 10 track that has since become a certified true blue anthem Great Southern Land. But it was ICEHOUSEs third album, Man of Colours that truly earned them success on an international scale and cemented their standing as one of our most successful bands, with the singles Crazy and Electric Blue that topped both the US airplay and sales charts. With album sales surpassing 9 million internationally, eight top 10 albums and over thirty top 40 singles, ICEHOUSE have earned their place in Australian music history and were honoured as such with their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006.
With stats like that, the task of recreating some ICEHOUSE repertoire seems like a massive undertaking, but rest assured The JD Set has hand-picked some of the countrys hottest (and coolest) artists, who will no doubt put their own unique spin on these all time favourites.
At the helm of the project are Australian genre-benders Art vs Science. Having established a massive following since their arrival on the scene in 2008, the festival favourites have gone from strength to strength, from the alternative hits Parlez-Vous Francais and Flippers to their debut album The Experiment, released earlier this year, reaching #2 on the ARIA album charts, and also earning a place in Triple Js Hottest 100 Australian Albums of all time (the youngest record on the album to do so). The Sydney trio have no doubt earned their position as one of Australias hottest and most in demand bands, which is why we are honoured to have them on board following their massive successes across the local summer festivals and beyond. They will be hitting The JD Set straight off the back of a US visit so expect a riotous homecoming.
Joining the lads in what is truly a collaborative effort will be angelic voiced minstrel, Kate Miller-Heidke, who has established herself as one of Australias leading ladies of pop topping the charts with her unique and soulful sound. Picking up a slew of award nominations, with notable wins including the grand prize in The International Songwriting competition for the chart favourite Caught in the Crowd, Kate has also achieved platinum sales for her most recent album Curiouser along with the unforgettable single The Last Day on Earth.
Also on deck will be the effervescent front woman of Aussie favourites The Grates, Patience Hodgson. Shes cemented herself as one of Australias best-loved lead vocalists through her abrasive and relentless onstage antics from Bat Girl outfits to gravity-defying stage dives, Patience is one force to be reckoned with. The Grates recent album Secret Rituals has been lauded by Triple J, Rolling Stone and many more, with Miss Hodgson playing cover-girl for several of the countrys leading music mags as a result. Amongst her musical accolades (two top ten ARIA albums plus numerous award nominations, J Awards and The AMP) she was crowned Yens Young Woman Of The Year at their inaugural event.
Rounding out the team will be guitarist and vocalist of critically acclaimed Sydney experimental pop outfit Dappled Cities, Tim Derricourt. Since their inception as a high school band in the late nineties, Dappled Cities have earned a position as favourites on the festival circuit, building a cult following around their incendiary live shows. Tim returns to Australia for the gig from the US, where Dappled Cities have just started recording for their new studio album with Dan The Automator.
Warming things up before Art vs Science and friends take to the stage, and keeping the heat coming after their headline performance, will be your favourite Indie-Dance troubadours the Purple Sneakers DJs.
Jack Daniel's and music - a perfect combination since 1892.