I.C.E.HAUS turns a well known hub for community and cultural engagement into a live music venue! The first instalment of I.C.E.HAUS is gonna be huge!
I.C.E.HAUS is a live music initiative, presented by Information + Cultural Exchange in Parramatta. Featuring emerging Western Sydney independent bands and musicians from a range of music genres (DIY, Hardcore, R&B, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Experimental Pop), the program is tailored for the largely ignored young Western Sydney artists and audiences.
First show, Saturday, 6th of July.
Free and All-ages.
Drug and alcohol free.
Time: 2pm – 6pm
I.C.E, 8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta.
In between acts:
DJ Black President
Poster by Serwah Attafuah
Door prizes for each event donated by Guitar Factory.
Clarissa Mei is a 22 year old songwriter and producer, born and raised in Western Sydney, Australia. She began playing gigs in her local community from a young age, her style always sitting predominantly within soul and RnB, her trills and vocal technique soaring beyond her acoustic-based instrumental. Now, Clarissa is excited to continue her own production and new electronic-based sounds.
Clarissa has debuted her new sound at The Plot Festival, Secret Garden Festival and Women in Music Empowerment Day. She has also performed at MCA event GENEXT alongside Kota Banks, Clypso & PRINCI.
Clarissa has been mentored within programs such as the ‘All Girl Electronic’ and ‘GRID series’ programs that run through Western Sydney. Through this mentorship she gained valuable insight from female songwriters, producers, and engineers such as; Ngaiire, Rainbow Chan, Annie Bass, Antonia Gauci and more.
The Western Sydney based artist has a sound influenced by Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop. Like many great artists, Kymie is deeply inspired by the records her parents used to play around the house. She grew up singing in church alongside her mother which provided an outlet to sing from her heart, but slowly she began to branch out from church music and built a presence in her local scene; in small cafes at first, then restaurants and festivals by age 15.
Kymie is now working with a bunch of producers and artists including B-Wise and Milan Ring for Triple Js ‘Like A Version’ as well as Kwame, Domba and Korky Buchek fine-tuning her sound in the studio and finally joining Bodega Collective – host to such acts as Lauren, Raj Mahal and Gibrillah.
Things are going to get heated and you’ll be feeling like you’re getting vigorously seduced and the best part is you’ll love every minute of it. Kymie has what you need and she’s not afraid to let you know in the smoothest and most sensual way possible.
The DM SZN
‘Vocalist, RENNY SYMF was on a plane to LA in 2017, listening to some old tunes he’d worked on with vocalist, Ay-J, and rapper, Ruu. After returning home from the states, the three got together and discussed a collaborative EP. Ruu. introduced female vocal powerhouse, annelise. to Ay-J and RENNY, changing their overall perspective of the EP’s subject matter, brand and sound. The idea of a collaborative EP between four solo artists transformed into one unit representing a single name; THE DM SZN. They’re here to revive Sydney’s taste for R&B and hip hop with their 90’s and early 2000’s writing and styling influences in a modern world.’
Singer songwriter Rosita Vai hails from Wellington, New Zealand – relocating to Sydney, Australia in January 2016.
Rosie released her debut single and video clip “Koko Rice” featuring NZ hip hop artist GiantKilla in 2015. Her gifted vocals have enabled her to work with some of New Zealand’ most talented musicians including Aaradhna, Bella Kalolo, Annie Crummer, Jackie Clarke and producer Dee Letoa from the Pacific Music Award winning Soul duo Cydel.
With a deep sense of pride in her heritage, Rosie combines her Pacific culture with her classical training a fusion of soul, gospel and R&B to create a fresh sound that a diverse audience can appreciate. Rosie reaches deep into her love for lyrics and brings a refreshing sound that echoes one that is unique and her own.
Zeadalais a South-West Sydney based poet and musician from an Iraqi/Thai background who avidly addresses themes of social inequality, politics and self-reflection in her works. The word Eadala itself is an Arabic one for justice- aligning with her desire to uphold fairness and equality and challenge stereotypes through being one voice for women of colour who are underrepresented in Australia’s media and music scene.
Performing since 2014, Zeadala has continued to challenge normative narratives across many stages with her unique style which carries simple yet rhythmic guitar compositions, powerful vocals and hauntingly honest lyrics. With a background in Environmental Change Management, she is dynamic and relevant voice in our current political climate. It is no wonder she has supported international artists like Omar Offendum at his exclusive concert in Sydney and Akala at his artists and community talks as part of Sydney Ideas in 2017.
Having also been mentored by one of Sydney’s most respected female artists MC Trey, Zeadala effortlessly infuses soulful melodies, rhythm and poetry, to create R&B/Hip Hop tracks that having been making waves over the past 2 years. She is currently working on her highly anticipated EP
This event is hosted on the land of the Burramattagal people of the Darug Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.
I.C.E. receives core support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through the Department of Family and Community Services and Create NSW, Crown Resorts Foundation and The Packer Family Foundation.