25 August 2008

The return of Ice Cream Headache

| johnboy
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Former giants of the Canberra music scene, Ice Cream Headache, are getting the band back together for a one-off show at the Pot Belly (Weedon Close, Belconnen) on Saturday night.

For those unaware of the history here’s the official bio:


    Ice Cream Headache played over 200 shows in their time together including performing with such bands as Pollyanna, Sidewinder, Eva Trout, 78 Saab, John Reed Club, and Webster. They were also the first artist to perform through the multi-million dollar system at Bruce Stadium, beating John Farnham to the punch.

    The Creamies were an integral part of the Indie Pop movement of the Canberra Scene alongside the likes of New Wave Failures, Sweater (later Dollhouse), Lilyak, Grover, Special Gueststar, Trouser Trouser, and Penguin. They released one self-titled album, affectionately known as “The Cow Album”, and one 4 song cd for the Canberra Cosmos Supporters Anthem and chants.

    Where have they been?

    Bek Hall continues to performed as both solo performer, in a duo (bek and Adi), and until recently a band (Newcomer Jenny). She has recorded a number of demos and performed at festivals and on bills alongside Pete Murray, Monique Brumby, Diana Anaid to name a few. Bek has also made a name for herself outside music, becoming a State Rep for womens’ AFL and being nominated for All Australian.

    Dave Cole joined ACT band “Griffin”, performing in the US at the prestigious NEMO conference in Boston. As well as persuing a career in journalism, Dave continues to play music in a duo (Dave and Jo), has also written 2 critically acclaimed stage plays: “The Ballad of Maryanne Brownlow” and “Windfall”. He is in the process of writing a screenplay.

    Davo Price joined Juggernaught 101 (now Night-Train) and toured extensively, being signed to a US based label and supporting the likes of Jimmy Barnes and Screaming Jets. Davo has most recently been involved in a number of bands and duos with his schoolmate and wonderful musician Nathan Dunn.

    Pete Bayliss hung up the bass and moved into the business side of music, managing artists including Big Heavy Stuff, Dave McCormack (Custard), Genevieve Maynard, as well as booking tours for national and international artist and running the odd festival. He was also on the Board of the Music Managers Forum Australia, now content to musically noodle at home. He has started writing a sitcom & 2 novels.

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Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot3:37 pm 25 Aug 08

I didn’t mind these guys but I thought they had the dumbest name in the history of music 😉

Personally, I found their music to be pretty dumb too.

I want to know what happened to all those guys in BOCK. Well, at least the ones who didn’t join Christian cults and give up music.

Fookin Unrool!
I’ll be there!
Now, if only we could get greats like Trouser, Dollhouse, Cuss, New Wave Failure and of course Crumpet back on stage, Canberra’s music scene could revive properly!

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