Tourism Australia announces GREAT SOUTHERN LAND songwriter IVA DAVIES as ‘FRIEND OF AUSTRALIA’.
Coincidentally the announcement is in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the track "Great Southern Land" written by Davies when overcome by a bout of homesickness whilst travelling.
Iva Davies will travel to Los Angeles for G’day LA Week joining past ambassadors such as Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Newton John in promoting Australia during the annual US showcase.
2011 saw Iva’s return to the music scene with the release of Flowers Icehouse 30th Anniversary Edition and more recently the album White Heat: 30 Hits which went Gold after only two weeks, proving just how timeless the music of ICEHOUSE is. As a result the band will hit the road in 2012 with friends Hall & Oates for a series of gigs across New Zealand and Australia, John Oates having been the co-writer of one of ICEHOUSE song Electric Blue.