Iva Davies

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Date of Birth May 22, 1955
Place of Birth Australia
Age 65 years old
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Iva Davies

Ivor Arthur Davies, AM, known professionally as Iva Davies, is an Australian singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is known for his distinctive singing voice, which was influenced by contemporary glam rock singers. Davies' music career spans more than 40 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as co-founder and lead singer of rock band Icehouse, becoming one of Australia's top rock stars of that decade. He is the only member who has been with Icehouse throughout its entire history. In addition to his work with Icehouse, Davies has made music for television series and films, most notably as the composer for the film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. He has also had a solo career which included work on the soundtrack album The Berlin Tapes with Icehouse.

Birth name: Ivor Arthur Davies
Born: May 22, 1955, Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia
Genres: Rock, new wave, synth-pop
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, music programmer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, oboe, keyboards, synthesizer, cor anglais
Years active: 1971–present
Labels: Regular, Diva
Associated acts: Icehouse, Sydney Youth Orchestra, David Bowie
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About Iva Davies

Known best as the lead singer of the new wave and synthopop band Icehouse, this Australian vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer also performed with such notable musicians as Elvis Costello, David Bowie, and Brian Eno.

Before Fame

During his teenage years, he was a member of a group called the Lucy Fields Jug Band and was also an oboist with the Sydney Youth Orchestra. He later studied composition and oboe at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music.

Achievement

In the 1980s, he wrote and performed the score for a Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Opera House production of the ballet Boxes.

Family Life

Before divorcing in 2010 after twenty years of marriage, he and his wife Tonia Kelly welcomed children named Brynn (born in 1993) and Evan (born in 1996).

Associations

He, Christopher Gordon, and Richard Tognetti composed the score of director Peter Weir's 2013 film Master and Commander, winning a 2004 APRA/AGSC Screen Music Award for their work.

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Latest information about Iva Davies updated on October 21, 2020.

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