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Mike Frost & the Icemen

Logan City singer/ guitarist Mike Frost and his band stake out a musical claim that stretches through the middle of the 20th Century. Formed in 1999, the band quickly hit a rich seam in the golden era of American blues.

 

Following the trail of pioneers with colourful names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor, Mike Frost & the Icemen have refined the original blues of Memphis, Chicago, Houston and L.A.

 

The result is a dynamic blend of new and old. Original tunes and old favourites, played and sung with respect for the past, but with the drive and enthusiasm needed to entertain a contemporary audience.

 

As well as playing many of SE Queensland’s major blues festivals, Mike Frost & the Icemen have found a dedicated audience in New Zealand, with two extensive regional tours followed by six appearances at the annual Queenstown Jazz and Blues festival.

 

Mike has recorded two albums Coming Home and Blue Street which continue to sell well throughout Australia and New Zealand.

 

Some people say blues is just a formula: three chords, 12 bars - but when you hear the real blues, you know it is the personal expression of true soul, and real emotion. Mike Frost & the Icemen play the REAL blues.

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