Here are some recent examples of The Ice Haloes in action. Enjoy!
Atheists Don't Have No Songs
(Steve Martin)
Try a Little Tenderness, with Platinum Quartet (Campbell, Connelly, Woods)
God Give Me Strength (Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach)
Our YouTube channel also contains lots more live videos filmed over the years.

singingMust see. Must book. What a talent. Fantastic people to work with. “With A Little Help From My Friends” sealed the evening. Hope the chance arises to work together again. Thank you all. — Maria McCarthy, private function

With The Ice Haloes performing at our company’s 25 year anniversary they have provided SMS Management & Technology with excellent entertainment that managed to keep in with our light-hearted theme. Their professionalism was outstanding and I highly recommend you indulge your ears with their smooth sound! — Dianne Mariuz, SMS Management & Technology

I can’t speak highly enough of this foursome — Artshub review

Novel arrangements of the music bring interest and a wonderful sense of fun, for a great night out — Groggy Squirrel review

Hi! The Ice Haloes can be contacted in a variety of ways. You can befriend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or email us at icehaloes@icehaloes.com.

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The Ice Haloes

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The Ice Haloes are not your average a capella group. More a band without instruments, their act is a combination of stunning voices and unconventional arrangements.

The Ice Haloes formed in 2007 when Adam Fleet (Tenor) and Maurice Bursztynski (Bass) lit upon the idea of forming an a capella quartet that made cool pop/rock tunes their own. The search for like-minded souls ensued, and upon finding Peggy Hooper (original Soprano) and Jane Kelson (original Alto), it was time for business.

Ice Halo highlights have since been many:

The Ice Haloes released their debut E.P. Cover Stories in 2015, produced by Kavisha Mazella. It shows their sense of fun and musicianship, and can be purchased from their website. In the words of the Arts Hub reviewer for Zombie Songs: “Novel arrangements of the music bring interest and a wonderful sense of fun, for a great night out”.

The Ice Haloes send their love and thanks to previous Haloes, Peggy, Kat & Jane.

Alex Halo – Soprano

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Hailing originally from the sunny coal coast of NSW, Alex Hardy’s passion for music began at an early age with choral singing. A childhood soundtrack of Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hill and Eric Clapton along with a daily dose of ABC Classic FM formed the foundation of her interests. She began training in classical singing repertoire from age 13, moving into opera, recital and musical theatre before studying Creative Arts Performance at University of Wollongong.

Moving to Sydney an interest in jazz, soul and blues blossomed and she spent the next 5 years performing at numerous venues, private functions and corporate events with some of Sydney’s best young jazz musicians. Moving to Melbourne in 2015, Alex is working on her original music and enjoys singing with the Haloes as harmony is food for her soul.

Alex has been with The Ice Haloes since late 2015.

Belinda Halo – Alto

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Belinda Glass’s love affair with music began at birth – with an opera singer as a great-great aunt, and a grandmother who was a pianist and flautist, it’s no surprise she found herself drawn to music at an early age. Regular performances and recitals were held in her parents’ lounge room, kitchen, or wherever else she could find an audience!

Her school years saw her performing key roles with the Whitehorse Musical Theatre Company in productions such as the Sound of Music, as well as at numerous Eisteddfods and composition recitals as both a singer and pianist. Her thirst for musical opportunities continued through high school and university, seeing her singing, leading and performing in numerous choirs, madrigal groups, a capella ensembles, and stage productions.

Belinda was a founding member of the Yarra Valley-based women’s vocal group Gaia Gita and also directed Musique Unique (choir of Diamond Valley Learning Centre) for 4 years until 2012.

When she’s not singing with the Haloes, Belinda can be found leading and singing with one of her two vibrant community choirs (Phoenix Park Singers and Box Hill Community Arts Centre choir), or teaching piano/keyboard to anyone who is willing to learn! In her spare time (!) she occasionally gets caught up in the delicate task of raising her two active young boys!

Belinda has been with The Ice Haloes since late 2012.

Adam Halo – Tenor

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Singer/songwriter Adam Fleet has played in musical outfits for almost thirty years. Ever partial to turning up his guitar really loud, he sweated it out in inner city pubs in fondly remembered independent and original power-pop bands such as Bodie and The Shambles, who both graced the stage at The Esplanade Hotel.

Over the years, he has also been able to express his (ahem) sensitive side as a violinist in the Maroondah Symphony Orchestra.

Thanks to his appetite for new and interesting sounds, Adam has always been drawn to idiosyncratic melodies, chords and rhythms, which he now gives full rein in his arrangements for the Ice Haloes.

Adam is a founding member of The Ice Haloes.

Maurice Halo – Bass

head-mauriceAs a child, Maurice Bursztynski discovered he liked making loud noise – first by hitting drums, then by warbling along with his father’s operatic records. Since his childhood days, he’s found people who  appreciate his efforts (back then, his neighbours were not an example).

In the late 80s and early 90s, he played with university student revue bands. In 1995, he performed in the TRAC Players’ production of Godspell and was a finalist on television’s New Faces.

Group singing became a fascination, so he joined Joseph Jordania’s choir “Why Not” singing a mixture of traditional Georgian tree-cutting songs, and Beatles songs with Georgian harmonies. The itch to play rock, however, became overwhelming so he joined up with Adam Halo and Handsome Steve Oakes to form power-pop trio The Shambles, with a firm emphasis on three-part harmonies.

Maurice (with characteristic tongue-in-cheek self-deprecation) refers to himself as “just the oompah-man”. His rock-solid bass lines are the foundations for the architectural splendor that is The Ice Haloes.

Maurice is a founding member of The Ice Haloes and is passionate about performing with them.

Photo Credits: @c.mccubbin_photography

13/08/2017 - 10th Anniversary Show, with Vic Halo

Who would have thought that when Adam and Maurice Halo’s last band disintegrated, that Adam’s joking suggestion that they should form a barbershop quartet that did Nirvana covers would have evolved into this?

Ten years later, The Ice Haloes are excited to be performing two sets of favourites from their career. This will also be the debut performance of our new soprano, Victoria Halo, who has slotted in just fine.

Come along to The Boite on Saturday 2nd September for what will be a wonderful celebration of song and friendship

For more details – visit The Boite’s web site.

02/10/2016 - Upcoming Shows

The Haloes are BACK, baby!Hi everyone, we’re more than a little excited to advise that there’s a bunch of shows we’re playing through the months of October and November. It would be great to see you at one!

 

 Tempting Fete – Saturday, October 22nd – 2:20 PM

Spensley St Primary School, Clifton Hill

https://www.facebook.com/events/328337680851300/

 

Phoenix Park Festival – Wednesday, October 26 – 7:00 PM

Phoenix Park Festival

Phoenix Park Community Centre, Malvern

 

Surrey Hills Music Festival – Friday, November 18 – 7:00 PM

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood centre, Surrey Hills

http://www.surreyhillsmusicfestival.com/events.html

https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=218727

07/08/2016 - Meet Alex Halo @ The Boite

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Friends of ours on Facebook will know that earlier in the year, we were joined by Alex Halo (read all about her in the About section of our site). Alex is our new soprano, who has more than capably filled the daunting Peggy-sized shoes left behind. We have been really slack announcing it here, though! Sorry Alex!

Whilst we had a sneaky trial run a few months ago supporting some marvelous choirs, we’re really keen to introduce you to Alex this September at the Boite, where we shall be performing with the wonderful Songrise a capella quartet.

So come along to The Boite – 1 Mark Street North Fitzroy, at 8PM on Saturday 10th September. We’ll be doing some of the tunes that are on our CD, and we have prepared a whole bunch of new songs, too!

11/11/2015 - Ice Haloes interviewed on the Malt Shop Hop

The Ice Haloes had a fantastic time on Peter Merrett’s Malt Shop Hop show on 3PBS 106.7 FM. You can listen to it here. Thanks to Peter for having us on. We’re on at the 39 minute mark, but don’t skip over all the cool doo-wop beforehand!

Also, our recent hour-long live-to-air at Southern FM has been posted on their website.

19/10/2015 - The Ice Haloes are Tempting Fete

No, that’s not a typo. The Ice Haloes are gracing the stage at Spensley Street Primary School’s Tempting Fete.
This Fete is one of Melbourne’s premier school fetes, the parents put such a lot of work into making a marvelous family day. And we are very pleased to be singing a few tunes for the cause from about 3PM.

Come on down, buy a cake, books, clothing, craft, bid at the auction, whatever takes your fancy. Or do what we do. Park ourselves in front of the stage and just enjoy a day of fine music, wine and food.

09/10/2015 - Ice Haloes are Appearing on Southern FM’s Sunday Sessions

Hey everyone – a quick heads up about the fact that we are going to be LIVE on the radio this Sunday October 11.

The Ice Haloes will be the featured guests on Melbourne’s 88.3 Southern FM during the weekly program “Sunday Sessions”. From 4 PM (or soon after), we’ll be performing songs live from our new CD Cover Stories and chatting with the host, Mark Missen.

Even if you don’t live in Melbourne, you can listen in to the show live on the interwebs (do the arithmetic if you live in a different time zone) from the website:
http://www.southernfm.com.au/tag/live-sunday-sessions/

Bringing Acapella to the airwaves!

EDIT: Audio of the interview and performance is on the Southern FM web site.

03/09/2015 - The Date for the Official Launch is announced!

Hot off the press from the Ice Haloes News Room, the Cover Stories EP Launch is set to take off on Saturday November 21st. Save the date, and prepare to sashay up to the beautiful Arbour room at Box Hill Community Arts centre.

Family friendly. Children free.

Tickets can be pre-purchased at TryBooking: http://www.trybooking.com/IYLA

 

23/08/2015 - Videos from the CD Launch Preview show

Hey – if you missed the preview show, or just want to live it all over again, Maurice Halo has uploaded some videos to our YouTube Channel All Things Icy and Haloey.

 

The Ice Haloes in full flight

The Ice Haloes in full flight

The videos include our new numbers:

Plus a splendid rendition of Try a Little Tenderness with Maurice killing it out front, and with help from The Platinum Quartet.

08/08/2015 - The Ice Haloes played on 774 Melbourne

First official radio play of a track off Cover Stories, played in Jeff Jenkins’ new music segment on Lindy Burns’ show, 774 ABC Melbourne. Thanks Jeff. It was wonderful to hear I Got You beaming out all over Victoria.

For a limited time, you can hear it on the ABC hosted web site – we kick in around 1:13 mark.

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programitem/pe403WaVqL?play=true

 

23/07/2015 - The Ice Haloes proudly announce…

We’re so excited to announce the release of our E.P. Cover Stories.

It’s awesome. We are so proud of it. It was recorded with our amazing friend Kavisha Mazella wearing the Producer’s beret, and Harry Williamson (Spring Studio) pulling all the levers.

Cover Stories

Cover Stories

We are planning a big CD launch later in the year, but for now, we have a CD preview show coming up:

Come join us, we’ll be doing most of the songs from the E.P, plus a few new ones. Plus, we’ll have CDs for sale.

How to buy…

We are very close to sorting out our on-line shopping site, with which you’ll be able to buy physical copies of the CD or audio downloads.

In the meantime, if you’re keen, drop us a line at icehaloes@icehaloes.com with your postal address and we can arrange to ship you a copy once the bank transfer is sorted ($13 including postage and handling).

Or, if you like to hang out in record shops (and who doesn’t?) you can pick up a copy of the E.P. at one of the following fine purveyors of audio excellence:

27/04/2014 - Next Gig is May 10th: The Ice Haloes and The Vocal Agents

The Ice Haloes and The Vocal Agents

The Ice Haloes and The Vocal Agents

It’s been a long time coming, and we’re happy to announce that we are finally sharing a stage with The Vocal Agents!

In the beautiful atmosphere of the Northcote Uniting Church, we’ll be showcasing a set each of fun, intelligent acapella.

Join The Vocal Agents and The Ice Haloes for an evening of cool pop and jazz songs done without the aid of drums, guitars, pianos, or ukeleles.

Adults $15
Concession $10
Families $40

Northcote Uniting Church
251 High Street, Northcote

8PM on Saturday 10th May, 2014

Event details on Facebook

10/03/2014 - The Ice Haloes in Melbourne Creative

Update 2015: The Melbourne Creative site is no longer live, but Stacey is hosting her articles here: monashgirltalks.

Maurice Halo was recently interviewed by Stacey Fischer from the cool web site Melbourne Creative. The resulting article nicely articulates the reason we do this acapella thing. Read and enjoy.

14/12/2012 - Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes…

One certainty in life is that things change, and it’s time to announce that the Ice Haloes have had a bit of a shakeup in recent months.

After several years together of great fun and success, thanks to the ever increasing demands of family life and the wonderful success of her burgeoning private vocal tuition business, Kat Halo has had to make the call that some simplification was in order, and something had to go.

The Ice Haloes will miss Kat like crazy – her humour, her honesty, and of course, her amazing singing. Thanks Kat, for everything you’ve given us in the years that we’ve been singing together. We’ve had fetes, festivals, benefits, recordings and births. It’s been a lot of fun.

<Cliche>But behind every cloud…</Cliche>

We are thrilled to announce our new alto, Belinda Halo! She’s awesome! Lovely voice, sight-reader extraordinaire, and (unless she’s being polite) she seems to get Maurice’s jokes. This summer will be spent getting back up to speed, and then lookout 2013, the Haloes will be out in force.

Very excited about the new chapter in Halo-land.

06/06/2012 - New Playlist On The Ice Haloes’ YouTube Channel

Here’s a bit of fun. Ever liked a song that we do, but not familiar with the original?

Well now you can edumacate yourself by dipping into our “Songs We Do” playlist and see why we love the songs so much, we went to the effort to arrange them.

It’s all here for your edification: Songs We Do

25/04/2012 - Last gig for a while!!!

Ice Haloes & D'Caf @ The Boite

Ice Haloes & D’Caf @ The Boite

During term three this year, Adam Halo and family will be off on a long dreamt about driving holiday through the wilds of outback Australia and Far North Queensland.

This means that the next gig will be last one for a while, so you don’t want to miss it. Especially as we are teaming up again with our great friends D’Caf. Their repertoire is a wonderful mix of seriousness and silliness. Sung well, natch. Not too dissimilar to ours, really.

Where? Why it’s at The Boite, Nth Fitzroy, on Saturday 2nd June, from 8PM. More details here on the book with more than 200 solemn faces

- That's all folks!

That's the end of the line, no more news for now.