Epic Brass

Epic Brass Hits Sydney

Jack Howard’s Epic Brass is a celebration and an exploration of the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian rock – from Hunters and Collectors and the Oils to The Saints, The Laughing Clowns and Wet Taxis, the show features an incredible set list of killer brass tunes.

Jack played trumpet and arranged the iconic horn lines for Hunters and Collectors; and along the way he’s played with The Violent Femmes, Rodriguez, You Am I, The Living End and a host of others.

Throughout 2017, Jack toured the world with Midnight Oil as the band’s trumpeter/keyboard player/percussionist. He’s also the only trumpet player in the ARIA Rock’n’roll Hall of Fame.

The Epic Brass band is sensational and features a mighty four-piece horn section. Jack is joined by a terrific cast of guest singers – Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Paulie Stewart (Painters And Dockers), Steve Lucas from X, Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis) and Melbourne sensation, Fiona Lee Maynard, bring their style and their energy to this uniquely powerful show.

On Saturday June 2nd at the fabulous Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Jack will bring the show to Sydney for the first time.

Saturday 2 June 2018 @ 8:00pm to 11:00pm
The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia

Seated: $42 + Booking Fee
General Admission (GA) Standing: $37.50 + Booking Fee
Bookings: (02) 9550 3666

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Mark on Q&A

Mark Seymour – Encore Tour

Due to demand, Mark Seymour & The Undertow have announced a national Encore tour in 2018!

The band will be touring nationally and performing material across Mark Seymour’s 30 year career including classics from Hunters & Collectors and solo works.

Saturday 27 October – Perth, Astor Theatre
Saturday 3 November – Brisbane, The Tivoli
Saturday 10 November – Melbourne, Athenaeum Theatre
Saturday 24 November – Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Tickets on sale – Monday 16 April 2018
Frontier Members Pre-sale – Wednesday 11 April 2018

Visit frontiertouring.com/markseymour for full tour information.

Mark Your Info

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.

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.

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!