Slow Dawn Rises

Mark Seymour reflects on stories from the past while they form our present and future in his new album, Slow Dawn.

LIMITED EDITION VINYL in stores now – Slow Dawn is also Mark Seymour’s first solo vinyl release!

Check out the videos for Night Driving, The Whole World Is Dreaming and Kliptown Mud!

Eleven new classics ready to rock your life:

  1. Night Driving
  2. Kliptown Mud
  3. Against My Will
  4. Applewood Road
  5. The Demon Rum
  6. The Ones Who Got Away
  7. How the West Was Won
  8. Slow Dawn
  9. The Dogs of Williamstown
  10. Joanna
  11. The Whole World Is Dreaming


Check out digital Slow Dawn at:

CD copies are not in ‘conventional’ stores. CD copies are also being provided free with certain concert ticket purchases (see the details of the Never Again tour with James Reyne) and should be available for sale at gigs.

Dog Songs

Dog Songs & Small Moments of Glory Arrive!

Jack Howard is back with a cracking new Long Lost Brothers album, Dog Songs, and his book of reflections on life and music, Small Moments of Glory.

From the man himself:

Dog Songs is a “best of” our Dogs Bar St. Kilda residency (now into its fourth year). We play there once a month on a Sunday and it has really led to the re-generation of The Brothers (and a Sister) and of my own music. It’s a dancing crowd but also a listening one and the punters love the originals as much as the cheesy covers that we occasionally break into.

All tracks were recorded late 2019/early 2020 at Hothouse Audio with Craig Harnath and Gez Giddings. Craig also mixed and mastered them.

The band has grown from strength to strength over this time. Cal McAlpine plays drums, Rob Walker plays bass, Ed Bates plays pedal steel, Nicky Del Rey plays guitars, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Sharp-Dressed Man; and Fiona Lee Maynard plays percussion, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Red Rose and Coz I Love You. Amy Valent Curlis, our unofficial second sister, plays congas, hubcaps, castanets and various bits of metal. I sing and play trumpet and flugel horn.

Some of these songs are brand new. Some are old favourites going right back to the first steps I took into a solo career post-H & C. I wrote all of them except for Frankenstein (Gary Burgess), Coz I Love You (Noddy Holder and Jim Lea from Slade), Who Is He (Bill Withers) and Sharp-Dressed Man (ZZ Top).

Both Dog Songs and Small Moments of Glory can be picked up at Bandcamp.

National Portrait Gallery

Pub Rock @ National Portrait Gallery

For those in the area or visiting Canberra in the coming months, Hunters and Collectors are among artists to feature in the new National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Pub Rock!

Pub Rock is your backstage pass to 70s and 80s sounds and scenes. Showing daily from Saturday 5 September 2020 until Sunday 14 February 2021.

The Gallery details:

Celebrate the people, places and sounds of Australian pub rock and its enduring impact on our nation’s identity.

Get in amongst the staged portraits, publicity shots and grungy energy of live performance as pioneering acts like The Easybeats, Little Pattie and Johnny O’Keefe share the stage with global players and local favourites. The line-up includes AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, INXS, Nick Cave, The Bee Gees, Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Yothu Yindi, Marcia Hines and many more.

This vibrant (sometimes sweaty) exhibition of homegrown rock ‘n’ roll, punk and pop features works from the NPG collection alongside images by leading Australian music photographers.

Click here for free bookings and more information from the National Portrait Gallery.

Mark and James

Never Again – Mark & James Tour 2021

Note: New updated post isolation dates!

Mark is excited to bring you all a new album in 2020, and a tour with James Reyne!

The “Never Again 2020” show format will see James and Mark perform alone, showcasing a veritable song book of the finest Australian tracks from across their stellar careers, then joining forces for a combined set in what will make up a rare three part performance.

In a first for fans, when they purchase a ticket to the tour* they will automatically receive a copy of James’s new album TOON TOWN LULLABY and Mark’s new long player, SLOW DAWN.

Get your tickets from markseymour.com.au & jamesreyne.com.au

Full tour dates:
Jun 18, 2021 – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane, Australia
Jun 19, 2021 – Southport RSL, Southport, Australia *
Jun 25, 2021 – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, Australia
Jun 26, 2021 – Ballarat Civic Hall, Ballarat Central, Australia
Jul 9, 2021 – The Gov, Adelaide, Australia *
Jul 10, 2021 – The Gov, Adelaide, Australia *
Aug 13, 2021 – Regal Theatre, Subiaco, Australia
Aug 14, 2021 – Regal Theatre, Subiaco, Australia
Aug 20, 2021 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Aug 21, 2021 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
Sep 10, 2020 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia (Sold Out)
Sep 11, 2020 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia (Sold Out)

* Ticket bundle not applicable to Southport & Adelaide.


Online Hunna’s Merch Tent!

All Hunters and Collectors 2020 Red Hot Summer Tour Merchandise can now be purchased online from Band T-Shirts. Limited stocks may also be found from the classic 2014 tour.

There are shirts in classic and tour designs, hats, stubble holders, drink coasters, tea towels, posters, stickers and our new favourite, the drink bottle!

Click here for Hunna’s Merch.


Red Hot Summer Tour 2020

The Latest: Coronavirus played havoc with the tour. Three gigs have been postponed until 2022.


You’ve asked. And it’s HUGE! The biggest H&C tour since 1998!

The Red Hot Summer Tour celebrates 10 years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 and in true style, organisers have put together an incredible all Australian line-up for a massive four-month series of dates. In an incredible coup for music-fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.

Most shows are sold out – we recommend getting your tickets now and also strongly advise against ticket re-sellers!



MAR 05 2022 > Kiama Showground – Kiama NSW (sold out) – was 14 Mar 2020
MAR 12 2022 > Seppeltsfield Barossa – Seppeltsfield (Barossa) SA – was 29 Mar 2020
MAR 19 2022 > North Gardens – Ballarat VIC – was 28 Mar 2020



JAN 04 2020 > Bendigo Jockey Club – Ascot (Bendigo) VIC (was sold out)
JAN 05 2020 > Old Mount Gambier Gaol – Mount Gambier SA (was sold out)
JAN 11 2020 > Mary Ann Reserve – Mannum SA (was sold out)
JAN 12 2020 > Sandalford Winery – Caversham (Swan Valley) WA (was sold out)
JAN 18 2020 > Mornington Racecourse – Mornington VIC (was sold out)
JAN 25 2020 > Royal Hobart Botanic Gardens – Hobart TAS (was sold out)
JAN 26 2020 > Country Club Tasmania – Prospect Vale (Launceston) TAS (was sold out)
FEB 01 2020 > Port Macquarie – Westport Park – Port Macquarie NSW (was sold out)
FEB 15 2020 > Roche Estate – Pokolbin (Hunter Valley) NSW (was sold out)
FEB 16 2020 > Bella Vista Farm – Bella Vista (Baulkham Hills) NSW (was sold out)
FEB 22 2020 > Sandstone Point Hotel – Sandstone Point (Brisbane) QLD (was sold out)
FEB 23 2020 > Toowoomba – Queens Park – Toowoomba QLD
FEB 29 2020 > Sandstone Point Hotel – Sandstone Point (Brisbane) QLD (was sold out)
MAR 01 2020 > Harrigans Drift Inn – Jacobs Well (Gold Coast) QLD (was sold out)
MAR 07 2020 > Mackay Park – Batemans Bay NSW (was sold out)



JAN 19 2020 > Mornington Racecourse – Mornington VIC (was sold out) – Cancelled due to weather (wind)
FEB 08 2020 > Cockatoo Island – Sydney NSW (was sold out) – Cancelled due to weather (rain)
FEB 09 2020 > Cockatoo Island – Sydney NSW – Cancelled due to weather (rain)
MAR 14 2020 > Kiama Showground – Kiama NSW (was sold out) – Postponed due to weather (wind)
MAR 21 2020 > Gateway Lakes – Wodonga VIC – Cancelled due to coronavirus
MAR 28 2020 > North Gardens – Ballarat VIC (was sold out) – Postponed due to coronavirus
MAR 29 2020 > Seppeltsfield Barossa – Seppeltsfield (Barossa) SA (was sold out) – Postponed due to coronavirus
APR 04 2020 > Lazy River Estate – Dubbo NSW – Cancelled due to coronavirus
APR 05 2020 > Bella Vista Farm – Bella Vista (Baulkham Hills) NSW – Cancelled due to organisational reasons
APR 11 2020 > The Amphitheatre, Darwin – Darwin NT – Cancelled due to coronavirus
APR 18 2020 > Cairns – Barlow Park – Cairns QLD – Cancelled due to coronavirus
APR 25 2020 > Mornington Racecourse – Mornington VIC (was sold out) – Cancelled due to coronavirus
APR 26 2020 > Noosa & District Sports Complex – Tewantin (Sunshine Coast) QLD – Cancelled due to coronavirus


Click here for more information about the Red Hot Summer Tour and click here for tickets from TicketMaster.





Rock Out in 2020!

2020 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years in Hunters and Collectors history!

Here is a sample of the highlights coming our way:

– Hunters and Collectors commence their biggest tour since 1998 – the Red Hot Summer Tour – in January. Special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera. As at the end of 2019, tickets are still available for 10 gigs (16 are sold out).

–  From July, Mark Seymour hits the road with James Reyne for the Never Again 2020 tour. Buy tickets to most gigs and you can get early copies of their next solo albums!

– Mark Seymour’s anticipated new solo album, Slow Dawn, is on the way. Bound by the human experience and the first to include new Undertow member Dorian West, we are likely to see an official release around August.

– Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers (pictured) have a new album on the way due around September. Titled Dog Songs, it is inspired by their residency at the Dogs Bar and includes new songs, favourites and a couple of covers.

… and there shall certainly also be a few surprises along the way… be there… 🙂

Hunters Live


Over 1200 gigs. Over 1,000,000 albums sold. 19 hit singles and 16 hit albums.

Welcome to True Believers – the comprehensive fan managed official website for the great Australian rock band Hunters and Collectors.

Formed in Melbourne in 1981, the Hunna’s became central to Australian culture through their distinctive brass rock sound and rigorous touring of the pub circuit. Disbanding in 1998, they left behind great memories and an impressive back catalogue.

We have something for everyone:

Mark Seymour (vocals, lyrics) and Jack Howard (trumpet, backing vocals) have comprehensive solo careers that we follow here at True Believers.

Jack Howard - Lightheavyweight

World Tour Inspires Lightheavyweight

Independent vinyl and digital release – out NOW!

In 2017, Jack Howard toured the world with Midnight Oil as their trumpeter/multiinstrumentalist. In the long hours of down time along the way, Jack wrote a series of instrumental travelogues and blogs – a kind of musical correspondence from far-flung corners of the globe. When the tour was over, Jack continued to develop the music in his home studio, The Bungalow, and Lightheavyweight was born.

Inspired by the trumpet/soundscapes of artists like John Hassell and Japan’s Toshinori Kondo, Lightheavyweight features Jack’s lyrical trumpet lines and arrangements layered over pulsing beats and a rich sonic palette of squelching synths, slide guitar and heavy bass. Think Gorillaz with brass. Words where it suits. Sometimes driving, sometimes haunted, enigmatic, noir-ish.

Jack has been releasing his own music independently for the last twenty years. He has mostly been a man of bands – from Hunters & Collectors and The Oils to his own outfits, The Long Lost Brothers and Epic Brass. Lightheavyweight marks the beginning of another ambitious musical chapter for a performer described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music.”

Have a listen and purchase here:

Cut 25th Out Now

Cut 25th Anniversary Out Now!

The classic 1992 album Cut is in stores in vinyl and expanded 2 CD and digital 25th anniversary versions! Featuring a massive six hit singles, the double platinum certified Cut continues to reward listeners 25 years after release. Hits include Where Do You Go?, True Tears of Joy and Holy Grail.

The vinyl release of the original album appears on stunning 180 gram yellow vinyl. Looks and sounds like vinyl should: so good that no picture or clip can do it justice. Cut was originally released on vinyl back in 1992, but with CD already the dominant format, finding a copy has been near impossible for years.

The 2 CD and digital release gives a view never seen before into a Hunters and Collectors album. Through the addition of 6 unreleased tracks, 12 demos and 5 era b-sides to the original album, a deep insight is provided into the creation of one of the greatest Australian albums of all time.

We would like to credit those that made the releases possible. Firstly, Rob Miles, Jack Howard and John Archer for joining with fans to digitise and document their private collections of Hunters recordings. Next up are the fans from around the world who contributed to the vision. Then finally there was Liberation Records who made it all happen!

The 2CD version can be purchased from:

As at March 2018, we believe the vinyl version to be sold out (!). If you find one, buy it!

Click here to see the full track listings 🙂

True Believers is forever deeply thankful to have been a part of this enduring document of Australian rock.