Ice Embers is a rock cover band formed in Ballarat, Australia during October 2015 as a garage band between three friends. Drew is friends with both Billy and Racquel (who has now left the band) and arranged for the three to jam together. After several months in the garage and not content with just playing to themselves, it was decided to branch out into public performances. The band rehearsed throughout 2016 learning and practicing together the songs they perform at their live shows.
The band have continued to grow from these humble beginnings adding another guitar and keyboards to their sound giving the band’s music a full and rich quality. Their shows are small intimate affairs that feel like an afternoon with friends, which allows them to have a more social interaction with their audience.
The aim of the band is to play popular songs they grew up with and love. The genres they play are classic rock, alternative rock, indie rock from the 70s to the present. The band play a unique mixture of songs and deliberately avoid the usual cliché cover band material allowing them to carve their own niche in the local musical landscape. The band’s influences include Deep Purple, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Oasis, Silverchair, Radiohead, RHCP and others.
Keeping it simple is one of their core beliefs through which they strive to create good music by relying on their musicianship and not anything else. They think that rock music should be about having fun and that is what they try to do and convey to their audience. A rock music show should be about letting go and feeling free to express yourself.
The band members enjoy living in Ballarat and particularly at a time when there is such diversity and originality within the Ballarat live music scene. As individual musicians they are each continually learning and trying out new things and challenging themselves. Playing music is a journey which seems to have no end, there is always something new to learn and master or some new discovery to be made. Ice Embers is a medium or vehicle through which five people with individual talents are able to come together in a cohesive way where each person’s skill becomes part of the whole.
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