From Ice Embers
Ice Embers is composed of two guys and a girl, Billy (vocals/guitar), Drew (bass) & Racquel (drums). The band was formed in Ballarat during October 2015 as a garage band between three friends. Drew is friends with both Billy and Racquel 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 have rehearsed throughout 2016 learning and practising together the songs they perform at their live shows. The aim of the band is to play popular songs they grew up with and love. The band's influences include Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Jimi Hendrix, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Oasis, Silverchair, U2, Radiohead, RHCP and others.
Ice Embers is a three-piece group composed of vocals, guitar, bass and drums giving their music a raw uncomplicated quality. 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. This allows them to find and fill their own niche within the local musical landscape. Ice embers attempt to cover songs which other bands don't play and avoid songs which they feel have been performed by every cover band on the planet. 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 three people with individual talents are able to come together in a cohesive way where each person's skill becomes part of the whole.