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Epic Brass @ Spotted Mallard, 23 February

Stuart : 2 February 2018 22:30 : News

Jack Howard’s Epic Brass goes Northside – at last! Epic Brass play the great horn hits and hidden gems of Australian rock – from The Saints to H & C, from The Oils to Laughing Clowns and X. Jack played trumpet with The Hunnas and he’s put together an all-star band and horn section with a splendid array of guest singers like Ron Peno, Steve Lucas, Penny Ikinger, Fiona Lee Maynard and Paulie Stewart. Don’t miss out!

Friday, February 23 at 8 PM – 11 PM

The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3056

Tickets from MoshTix.

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25th Anniversary of Cut on iTunes

Stuart : 2 February 2018 22:18 : News

The magnificent 34 track expanded edition of the Cut album, released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of release in late 2017, can now be purchased in digital form at iTunes.

Click here to check it out.

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Cut 25th Anniversary

Stuart : 19 November 2017 18:16 : News

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.

On the 24th of November, two new versions of Cut will surface:

  • Vinyl – 180 gram yellow vinyl of the original album; long out of print in vinyl and extremely hard to find! Mastered from the original tapes.
  • 2 CD (and digital) – expanded version of the original album containing a mammoth 34 tracks from the album itself to unreleased songs and demos.

The vinyl version can be pre-ordered at:

The 2CD version can be pre-ordered at:

Click here to see the full track listings 🙂

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Horns of Contempt Join Midnight Oil

Stuart : 5 November 2017 17:57 : News

Horns at Midnight Oil

Horns at Midnight Oil

It’s true! The full H&C brass section – Jack Howard, Jeremy Smith and Michael Waters – are joining Midnight Oil for the Sydney and Melbourne shows! Fans have enjoyed Jack’s memorable contribution the world over, but three Hunna’s are only for a select few gigs…!

 

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Hit The Road, Jack

Stuart : 1 November 2017 15:36 : News

Breaking News: For the final 2017 Sydney and Melbourne shows, the entire Hunters and Collectors brass section – The Horns of Contempt – will be joining Midnight Oil!

The magnificent Jack Howard – best known here for the Hunters brass we know and love – has been touring the world with Midnight Oil throughout this year.

He’s not just doing occasional trumpet, as he told 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.

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Jack Howard & Epic Brass @ Memo

Stuart : 29 September 2017 09:44 : News

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 … 🙂

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Extensive Music Chart Data

Stuart : 26 September 2017 12:10 : News

Data fans will love the new data we have got our hands on, courtesy of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA)!

We now know the peak chart positions of anything you can imagine that reached the top 250 from the ARIA era – 1989 forward. This includes top 100 peak positions within individual states.

For example, we knew the Back in the Hole single missed the top 100, but now we know it peaked at #105, doing the best in Victoria (#63). There is lots of cool stuff in here!

For the full data, visit the music chart data page. Data has also been included in the extremely detailed formal discography document. The data will also soon be found on individual song and album pages where appropriate 🙂

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Harem Scarem Reform for One Off Show

Stuart : 13 September 2017 18:58 : News

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.

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Human Frailty on Vinyl Out Today!

Stuart : 18 August 2017 20:36 : News

After decades out of print, today Human Frailty is once again available new on vinyl!

Buy at JB’s Hi-Fi.
Buy at Sanity.

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New Tab – Follow Me No More

Stuart : 31 July 2017 17:47 : News

We have a new John Archer full musical tab in midi format of the Jaws/Frailty era b-side, Follow Me No More!

Click here to go to the tabs page.

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Gary Badger’s Trumpet Transcriptions

Stuart : 29 July 2017 09:36 : News

Big H&C fan Gary Badger has been working on trumpet transcriptions — click here to check them out 🙂

 

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Cut 25th Anniversary

Stuart : 20 July 2017 09:46 : News

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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Mark Seymour Set List – 1 July 2017

Stuart : 1 July 2017 23:23 : News

Mark Seymour
Old Museum, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia
1 July 2017

The Undertow hit their groove tonight with a magnificent sold out show in Brisbane!

Set 1:
1. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man
2. Home Free
3. Holy Grail
4. Master of Spin
5. Sylvia’s In Black
6. Say Goodbye
7. Everything’s On Fire
8. Dog
9. Light on the Hill
10. Classrooms and Kitchens
11. Kosciusko
12. Still Hanging ‘Round
13. Castlemaine
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Set 2:
14. Carry Me Home
15. True Tears of Joy
16. Football Train
17. Courtroom 32
18. What’s A Few Men?
19. Tobruk Pin
20. Lucky Land
21. Two Dollar Punter
22. When The River Runs Dry
23. Throw Your Arms Around Me
24. Back in the Hole
25. Westgate
—-
Encore:
26. Beside You
27. Lorelei
28. Do You See What I See?
29. Parting Glass

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Mark Seymour Set List – 30 June 2017

Stuart : 30 June 2017 23:14 : News

Mark Seymour
Old Museum, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia
30 June 2017

Sold out gig full of Hunters and Mark fans with a massive set list to celebrate the release of Roll Back the Stone.

Set 1:
1. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man
2. Dog
3. Holy Grail
4. Master of Spin
5. Home Free
6. Sylvia’s In Black
7. Say Goodbye
8. Everything’s On Fire
9. Light on the Hill
10. Classrooms and Kitchens
11. Kosciusko
12. Still Hanging ‘Round
13. Castlemaine
—-
Set 2:
14. Carry Me Home
15. True Tears of Joy
16. Football Train
17. Courtroom 32
18. What’s A Few Men?
19. Tobruk Pin
20. Lucky Land
21. Two Dollar Punter
22. When The River Runs Dry
23. Throw Your Arms Around Me
24. Back in the Hole
25. Westgate
—-
Encore:
26. Beside You
27. Lorelei
28. Do You See What I See?
29. Parting Glass

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Mark Seymour Set List – 24 June 2017

Stuart : 24 June 2017 22:17 : News

Mark Seymour
Theatre Royal, Hobart, Australia
24 June 2017

Roll Back The Stone starts with a cracking gig in Tassie!

Set 1:
1. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man
2. Holy Grail
3. Master of Spin
4. Home Free
5. Sylvia’s In Black
6. Say Goodbye
7. Everything’s On Fire
8. Dog
9. Light on the Hill
10. Classrooms and Kitchens
11. Kosciusko
12. Still Hanging ‘Round
13. Castlemaine
—-
Set 2:
14. Carry My Home
15. True Tears of Joy
16. Football Train
17. Courtroom 32
18. What’s A Few Men?
19. Tobruk Pin
20. Lucky Land
21. Two Dollar Punter
22. When The River Runs Dry
23. Throw Your Arms Around Me
24. Back in the Hole
25. Westgate
—-
Encore:
26. Jerusalem
27. Lorelei
28. Do You See What I See?
29. Parting Glass

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Doug Touring With X

Stuart : 2 June 2017 19:27 : News

Our favourite drummer, Doug Falconer, is back on the road… with seminal Sydney punk rock band X for their 40th anniversary Australian tour.

Over three studio albums (with a fourth of early demos issued in 2011), three live albums and a handful of singles, X left a blistering impression of aggressive bass driven punk.

Long after the passing of legendary bassist Ian Rilen, guitarist Steve Lucas is keeping the X dream alive. For the 2017 tour, Lucas has called upon Kim Volkman (Love Addicts), and Doug Falconer to join him to deliver the best of X. Not just the music – not just the songs, but the intent!

List of tour dates:

X with Doug

X with Doug (left)

Friday JULY 14 – Prince of Wales – Melbourne
Friday JULY 21 – Factory Theatre – Sydney
Saturday JULY 22 – Transit Bar – Canberra
Saturday JULY 29 – The Triffid – Brisbane
Thursday AUGUST 3 – Mojo’s – Fremantle
Friday AUGUST 4 – Rosemount Hotel – Perth
Saturday AUGUST 5 – The Gov – Adelaide

Click here for more information and links to tickets!

X albums can be purchased at Aztec Records, who do a great job keeping original, rare Australian music available to us all.

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New Mark Interview

Stuart : 7 May 2017 18:30 : News

Check out a new interview with Mark Seymour from Kate Rae in Melbourne, traversing new ground… 🙂

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H&C Live at The Palais 2014

Stuart : 21 April 2017 17:43 : News

Good news – the full 24 song Live at The Palais recording is now available for digital download and listening through streaming services!

Click here to view/purchase on itunes.

Click here to view/purchase on Google Music.

Click here to listen on SoundCloud.

Click here to listen on Spotify.

The 2014 recordings, from the only tour since 1998, are arguably the most authentic H&C recordings available!

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Mark Interviews & Videos

Stuart : 10 April 2017 14:51 : News

Mark Seymour has been active in the last couple of weeks with the release of Roll Back the Stone… here are some interviews and appearances that you may enjoy 🙂

Gold 104.3 FM Melbourne (3 April)

693 4KQ Brisbane (5 April)

96FM Perth (5 April)

ABC Radio Perth (6 April)

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Roll Back the Stone at #55

Stuart : 5 April 2017 12:21 : News

Congratulations to Mark Seymour and The Undertow on reaching the albums chart with Roll Back the Stone, which debuted at #55 on the Australian ARIA chart this week!

Additional data – #54 on the physical albums chart; #50 on the digital albums chart; #42 in the state of Victoria 🙂

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