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BY THE C presents ICEHOUSE – First Torquay show announced!

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Following the enormous success of the By The C concert series across Australia over past summer seasons, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to announce the next season of By The C concert events around Australia in 2022.

For the first time, By The C will head to a brand new location in Torquay, Victoria.  By The C presents ICEHOUSE – Great Southern Land 2022 – The Concert Series and music lovers are set for a stellar line-up of artists with special guests featuring MISSY HIGGINS, BIRDS OF TOYKO & PETE MURRAY.

Since its inception, By The C has continued to deliver legends of the music world to some of the most scenic locations around the country.  This beachside festival event is set to be a great day out with live music and a vibrant setting.  It’s the perfect place to bask in the sun and ocean breeze while kicking back or dancing the day & night away to some of Australia’s best live music.  Homegrown talent, beachside location, pop-up bars, food trucks, and a selection of refreshing beverages perfect for a day in the sunshine against a beautiful backdrop that makes you glad and proud to be an Aussie.

ICEHOUSE’s unofficial Australian anthem, Great Southern Land, is turning 40 years young in 2022 and it’s the song that’s been the soundtrack to everything from discussions about Mabo and the impassioned theme to the Australian cricket team walking on the field, to having a plane named after it. 

Great Southern Land was first released in August 1982 as the lead single from ICEHOUSE’s multi-platinum second studio album, Primitive Man. The song debuted at #5 on the Australian Singles Chart and made its debut on triple j (2JJJ as it was known then).

Great Southern Land has been a part of almost every Australian’s summer soundtrack for the past 40 years and in 2014, it was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry.  It’s also been remixed a number of times, most notably Bill Laswell’s The Great Southern Mix,  clocking in at almost 16 minutes, and the Byrralku Dhangudha remix from 1994 which features Indigenous musicians playing and singing the chorus in their own language.  Its message is as current and relevant today as it was when it first appeared.

Missy Higgins is one of our most beloved singer/songwriters and her acclaimed studio albums, The Sound of White, On a Clear Night, The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, Oz and Solastalgia have sold more than two million copies. Classic songs like “Scar”, “The Special Two”, “Steer”, “Everyone’s Waiting” and “Futon Couch”, plus her unforgettable live shows, have made Missy an authentic household name.

She has won nine ARIA awards and multiple APRA Awards. Missy received a Screen Music Award for Best Original Song composed for the Screen for Australian Film “Don’t Tell” and contributed songs for powerful ABCTV drama “Total Control”. She began 2020 by releasing single ‘Carry You’ written by Tim Minchin for his TV show ‘Upright’ and capped off the year with the release of “When The Machine Starts” a song focussing on positives that might be drawn from the year’s lockdown experiences. The stories Missy shares through songwriting come to life on stage as enjoyed by thousands of fans at her summer shows.

Missy currently features on a track by NIMA nominated rapper, Birdz and unveiled a single of her own called “Edge Of Something” (released on 15th October).  The song was produced with Brendon Love of The Teskey Brothers and will feature prominently in the new series of ABC TV’s acclaimed program, “Total Control”.  Missy was deeply involved in the show’s soundtrack so “Edge Of Something” will be the first of several new works to be showcased in the prime time TV drama.

Birds of Tokyo formed in Perth in 2004 and have grown from independent roots to become one of Australia’s most popular contemporary rock bands. Songs like “Plans”, “Lanterns”, “This Fire”, “Anchor” and “I’d Go With You Anywhere” have all been top 10 airplay hits and have led to appearances at every major festival in this country including Falls, Splendour In The Grass and Groovin’ The Moo, as well as headlining slots at the AFL Grand Final and NRL’s flagship State of Origin game.

Subsequent records have helped the band carve a singular career for more than a decade, including 2012’s March Fires, which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and produced triple-platinum radio hit “Lanterns”, gold-certified EP Anchor (2015) and 2016’s top #3-peaking album BRACE.

More than 70 Birds of Tokyo songs have featured on triple j, making them one of the station’s three most played artists of this millennium. The band are also the only artist in history to win “Rock Work of the Year” on five separate occasions at the prestigious APRA Awards.

Multi-platinum selling Pete Murray has released 7 albums over an impressive career and is one of only a few Australian artists with over 1 million album sales under his belt. He has received 17 ARIA nominations throughout his career. Pete’s first three albums all reached #1 on the Australian music charts and his first album FEELER reached number 1 and remained in the Top 100 for two and a half years.

Pete Murray’s music is part of the Australian soundtrack with his tracks well-known and loved around the country. Pete won an APRA Award for ‘Most Performed Australian Work for his single ‘So Beautiful’. Single ‘Better Days’ has been nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the APRA Awards, while ‘Opportunity’ has received a nomination for ‘Most Performed Australian Work’.

Pete Murray is back with brand new music in the shape of ‘Hold Me Steady’ and he wishes people take from this song a happy memory or time in their life – as well as for it to make them not be able to resist wanting to sing it very loud every time they hear it!

So, jump on board, folks and join us as By The C delivers you the best live music again!

Tickets on sale Saturday 13th November at 10.00am

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