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Jack Howard & Epic Brass @ Memo

Fresh from an incredible year of touring the world with Midnight Oil, JACK HOWARD returns to MEMO (St Kilda) with his mighty EPIC BRASS show on Friday the 8th of December 2017.

Together with his epic band (Ash Davies, Steve Hadley, Nicky Del Rey and Jason Kain), five piece horn section and a stellar cast of guests, Jack will be performing the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian Rock.

The set list is to die for – the big horn songs of The Saints, The Oils, H & C, Laughing Clowns and many more; and with guests like Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Steve Lucas (X), Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis), Evil Dick (Hits), Paul Stewart (Painters and Dockers) and Fiona Lee Maynard, the show is one helluva spectacle.

EPIC BRASS was launched to a capacity crowd at MEMO in July 2016 and it was an unforgettable night. For many punters, it was the gig of the year. Here’s a typical reaction:

Often when you’re expecting something to be great, it doesn’t meet expectations. Last night, Jack Howard’s Epic Brass show high-jumped over expectations, then did a triple somersault with a perfect landing. Congratulations, Jack and everyone involved! Still buzzing about it today.

This is a unique show full of POWER and PASSION – and HORNS! DON’T MISS OUT!

Click here for tickets!

… and click here for a taste … 🙂

Harem Scarem

Harem Scarem Reform for One Off Show

Before Hunters and Collectors, Barry Palmer was guitarist for the hard rocking Melbourne outfit Harem Scarem. The good news this week is that Harem Scarem are reforming for one night only at The Gasometer Hotel on the 9th of November 2017!

Charlie Marshall reports:

The four front men of the classic 80s blues punk lineup are getting together for the first time since 1990 – my brother, howling frontman Chris Marshall, razor sharp lead guitarist Barry Palmer, Chris Wilson with his mighty blues harp, and myself as chief groovemeister.

We’ll be helped out by a deadly rhythm section of Ash Davies of Crown of Thorns, Models, etc, etc and Kim Volkman, fresh from the X reunion tour. Support will be from Sand Pebbles and James McCann & the New Vindictives. Gonna be a great night!

Tickets on sale now at Oztix.

Human Frailty vinyl

Human Frailty Vinyl Re-Issue

You have asked… and asked… and asked… and here it is!

Originally released in 1986, ‘Human Frailty’ was the commercial breakthrough that Hunters & Collectors had promised for a few years finally coming to fruition.

Spearheaded by the explosive single “Say Goodbye,” the albums place in Australian musical history was cemented with the release of “Throw Your Arms Around Me,” an Australian classic if ever there was one.

Decades out of print, ‘Human Frailty’ is now reissued on premium quality vinyl.

Buy at JB’s Hi-Fi.
Buy at Sanity.

Cut 25th

Cut 25th Anniversary

The news is out… a 25th Anniversary edition of 1992’s Cut album is on the way… in CD, digital and vinyl formats.

Featuring a massive six top 100 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.

Rob Miles (Hunters and Collectors art and sound) has been digging up era artwork and we know there have been interesting discussions on contents… 🙂

Look out for a release date around November. Updates will be published here as we get them!

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Hit The Road, Jack

A reminder for rock fans everywhere that the magnificent Jack Howard – best known here for the Hunters brass we know and love – is touring the world with Midnight Oil this year.

He’s not just doing occasional trumpet, as he tells us:

…as the days and weeks roll on and the immense scope of the song list becomes apparent, I am given a myriad of cowbell, keyboard, backing vocal, flugel horn, trumpet and lemon shaker roles to fulfill. I even get to provide comic relief during the shows eventually – playing Rob’s drums (Simmons pads in Generals Talk) when he ventures front of stage to play the cocktail kit and sing.

Jack has plenty more to share on Facebook!

Midnight Oil and Hunters and Collectors have a long standing relationship over the last thirty years – remembered fondly by many international fans for the 1990 tour where Hunters supported the Oils.

Check out the full Midnight Oil tour dates here.

[Cheers to Allison Lockwood Hansen for the photo from Oakland, 27 May 2017]

Bakehouse Live

Roll Back The Stone Out Now!

Mark Seymour and The Undertow are back with Roll Back The Stone, a double album retrospective recorded recently in front of fans at the Bakehouse in Melbourne.

There are twenty four songs here, gleaned from thirty years of writing. Chosen for their structure and storytelling power, these are the ones that have stood up, beginning in 1985 to the current album ‘Mayday’ which was released last year… It is also a way to introduce the band, the ‘Undertow’ who have an uncanny knack of sounding big when there are only four on stage.

– Mark Seymour

Fans may notice that a massive 12 featured tracks have never appeared in a live format before, including the underrated Hunters classic Still Hanging ‘Round and six tracks from Mark’s best and most recent solo album, Mayday.

Click here to purchase a 2 CD copy from JB’s Hi-Fi.

Click here to purchase a digital copy from iTunes.

 

Hunters Live

Welcome

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.

Hunters Equipment

John’s Tabs

*** 21 November 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Jaws of Life album are now available! ***

*** 15 June 2015 Update – Tabs for the full Human Frailty album are now available! ***

Play the electric guitar? keyboards? trumpet? bass guitar? drums? gas cylinder?

Hunters and Collectors bass player John Archer has been creating complete tabs for many of our favourite Hunters tracks for True Believers!

The tabs are presented as MIDI files, which, using free software, you can see every note in every song for every instrument.

Click here for the tabs!

Merch

Online Hunna’s Merch Tent!

The 2014 tour may be over but you can still get hold of the coolest merch around…

All Hunters and Collectors 2014 Tour Merchandise can be purchased online from Band T-Shirts. There are t-shirts in classic and tour designs, an array of AFL scarves, caps, tea towels, posters, stickers and our personal favourites – stubbie holders and drink coaster sets!

There has not been array of cool merch like this from the band in a generation!

Click here for Hunna’s Merch!