Great news for the many fans of both Midnight Oil and Hunters and Collectors… Jack Howard, trumped and backing vocalist of Hunters and Collectors, will be joining Midnight Oil for their 2017 tour!
The 30th anniversary of the almighty Human Frailty album has not gone unnoticed at Castlemaine Brewery… it may help that one of the owners is Hunters drummer Doug Falconer!
To celebrate, this weekend – the all important Grand Final weekend – the brewery will introduce a new brew, Frailty Pale Ale.
Castlemaine Brewing Company promises us:
Live music Friday night from 7pm: Kestral Knox plays tribute to over 30 years of Hunters & Collectors. DJ Saturday and Sunday evenings.
The Holy Grail of Australian sport – the AFL grand Final – will be broadcast live on the big screen.
Fresh cooked pizza all weekend; American style slow cooked BBQ Saturday & Sunday.
Coming soon from the Castlemaine Brewing Company…
Join Mark and James as they make their way around Australia for the “…And The Rest is History” tour, with dates locked in for state capitals and beyond.
The live relationship between James Reyne and Mark Seymour began back in 2007, when they embarked on a massive 90 date national tour, showcasing an extraordinary catalogue of some of Australia’s most loved songs. The 2016 incarnation will be a limited national run, with Mark and James hitting the stage both together and alone, performing classics from Hunters & Collectors, Australian Crawl and each of their extensive solo works.
In a semi acoustic format, both artists will deliver a set of the uniquely Australian songs we all know and love, and have guaranteed that they’ll throw in a few surprises!
Click here to view the full gig list!
Jack Howard has written a new track, Home Is Where The Heart Is, for the 2016 Melbourne Day celebrations.
Jack tells us the story…
This is a song about Melbourne – written for the official 2016 Melbourne Day celebrations. It’s my story of growing up in the north-western suburbs to my life playing in a rock’n’roll band. Enjoy!
Ashleigh Wilson’s biography of the artist Brett Whiteley has been released as an audiobook – with Mark Seymour doing the reading!
Be sure to check it out 🙂
Mark Seymour & James Reyne
Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
12 August 2016
A large crowd for a quality performance by Mark Seymour and James Reyne in north eastern New South Wales, meters from the Queensland border.
1. Way Out West
4. (Don’t Be So) Reckless
5. Wrapped Around Your Finger [The Police]
6. Motors Too Fast
7. What A Pain In The Arse It Is (To Run Into You Again)
9. Classrooms and Kitchens
10. When The River Runs Dry
11. Courtroom 32
12. What’s A Few Men?
13. Holy Grail
14. Throw Your Arms Around Me
16. Do It Again [Steely Dan]
17. April Sun in Cuba [Dragon]
18. Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town [Mel Tillis; Kenny Rogers]
19. Ship of Fools [World Party]
20. Elenore [The Turtles]
21. Oh No Not You Again
22. Do You See What I See?
23. Woodstock [Joni Mitchell]
24. The Boys Light Up
25. Say Goodbye
26. Helpless [Neil Young]
27. Psycho Killer [Talking Heads]
This week Hunters and Collectors asked the producers of Steve Price’s radio show to cease using ‘Holy Grail’ in its intro segment.
In the ensuing days some wildly inaccurate claims have been made in the media as to why and how we did this.
So let’s set the record straight shall we?
First of all, Steve Price was not ‘forced’ or ‘made’ to stop using the song. No recording artist has control over radio airplay unless the song is used to sell or endorse a product..
Otherwise radio has no legal obligation to seek permission from the artist.
In making the request we acknowledged this fact. There was a clear understanding between the producer and our representative that Steve had to give his consent.
Secondly, the first time the band even became aware that Steve Price was using ‘Holy Grail’ in his show was at the beginning of this week when we received a flood of mail from fans expressing their concern and disappointment that ‘Holy Grail’ was being used in this way.
As to whether or not our fans were responding to Steve’s recent appearance on Q&A was never made clear. As we all well know, Steve travels far and wide. It may have been the central reason but we didn’t respond on that basis.
Rather, we were prompted by the deep respect we have for the feelings of all in the Hunters family so any concerns they might have as to how our music is used are taken very seriously indeed.
On balance, we came to the conclusion that our fans’ concerns were deeply felt and demanded a response.
Consequently we asked Steve Price politely would he consider changing the intro music to his show on the basis that we were uncomfortable with its use..
Steve Price agreed in good faith to our request and took ‘Holy Grail’ out of the show.
Lastly, the only direct comment we are prepared to make as to any underlying reason for making the request is that as a band, we simply do not agree with the political views Steve airs on his show. We acknowledge he has every right to express them as he sees fit but we still regard the use of ‘Holy Grail’ as a tacit endorsement of those views.
No further comment will be made..
Jack Howard & Epic Brass
Memo Music Hall, 2 Albert Street, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
9 July 2016
A number of rare Hunters songs included – even the unreleased Rendering Room from 1981!
Includes guest appearances by Barry Palmer, Doug Falconer and John Archer.
Swing For the Crime (The Saints)
Sometimes (Laughing Clowns)
I Couldn’t Give It To You (Hunters & Collectors)
Sailor’s Dream (Wet Taxis)
Nick the Stripper (The Birthday Party) – vocals Penny Ikinger
The Feel (X) – vocals Steve Lucas
Don’t Cry No Tears (X) – vocals Steve Lucas
Cold Cold Change (Midnight Oil)
Preacher From the Black Lagoon (Models) – vocals Sean Kelly
Talking to a Stranger (Hunters & Collectors) – vocals Sean Kelly
Blind Eye (Hunters & Collectors)
Best of Both Worlds (Midnight Oil)
Who’s Watching Who (Jackson Code) – vocals Jack & Fiona Lee Maynard
Say Goodbye (Hunters & Collectors) – vocals Fiona Lee Maynard
Losing My Mind (Jack Howard)
Eternally Yours (Laughing Clowns) – vocals Ron Peno
D.C. (Died Pretty) – vocals Ron Peno
Tow Truck (Hunters & Collectors)
The Power and the Passion (Midnight Oil) – vocals Jack and Fiona Lee Maynard
Die Yuppie Die (Painters & Dockers) – vocals Paul Stewart
Know Your Product (The Saints) – vocals Paul Stewart
Beds Are Burning (Midnight Oil) – vocals Jack & Fiona Lee Maynard
Rendering Room (Hunters & Collectors)
Holy Grail (Hunters & Collectors)
(Thanks to Brucey at The Fall online forum for linking the songs to the artists!)
Mark Seymour & The Undertow
Scrap Museum, Bakehouse Studios, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
25 June 2016
This was the second night of live recording for Mark’s upcoming live album, Roll Back the Stone. On the first night, the list was similar but Sylvia’s in Black was not played.
1. Home free
2. Courtroom 32
3. Holy Grail
4. Light on the Hill
5. Back in the Hole
7. Classrooms and Kitchens
8. Everything’s On Fire
9. Master Of Spin
10. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man
11. True Tears of Joy
12. Still Hanging ‘Round
13. When The River Runs Dry
14. What’s A Few Men?
15. Football Train
16. Say Goodbye
17. Two Dollar Punter
20. Throw Your Arms Around Me
22. The Ghost of Vainglory
23. Walk Through Fire
24. Holy Grail
25. Back In The Hole
26. Sylvia’s In Black
27. The Slab
Jack Howard, the man behind the distinctive Hunters and Collectors Horns of Contempt, presents Epic Brass!
With his new show, Jack will be performing the great horn hits and hidden gems from the golden age of Australian Rock.
The Epic Brass Band is truly epic and features Sean Kelly (The Models), Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Steve Lucas (X), Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis) and Fiona Lee Maynard.
Jack will be joined by some of Melbourne’s finest to present these classic songs.
Don’t miss this unique and sensational show!
Date: Saturday the 9th of July 2016.
Time: Doors 7:30pm; show from around 8:40pm to 11pm with intermission.
Venue: The Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda (enter via Albert Street).
Tickets:$35 for reserved; $28 general admission from Memo Music.
*** 28 May 2016 Update *** Tickets to the recordings are now sold out – but you can still support the project by pre-ordering the live double album!
*** 21 May 2016 Update *** Saturday night is sold out – and only 22 tickets remain for Friday night!
Punters are invited to join an exclusive recording experience for an upcoming Mark Seymour and The Undertow live album, Roll Back The Stone.
Only 75 tickets are being sold for each of two concerts, to be held on Friday the 24th of June and Saturday the 25th of June 2016. The venue is the Bakehouse, which is located at 27-29 Hoddle Street in Richmond (Melbourne), Australia. On both nights, doors open at 7pm with the concert starting at 8pm.
For supporting Roll Back The Stone with a A$100 ticket, you will also received CD and digital copies of the album on release, along with your name in the ‘thank you’ section of the CD. Digital copies of Roll Back The Stone may also be purchased separately for A$15, while CD copies which include a digital copy are available for A$30.
Click here to visit PledgeMusic for more information and to make your pledge!
Barry Palmer has been working with Melbourne musician Josh Simons to create an app called Vampr, which claims to be “the muso’s equivalent of the Tinder dating app.” It aims to link like minded musicians together for playing in bands while on the road.
Check out the Sydney Morning Herald article.
It’s been a long time between beverages for Mark Seymour and James Reyne, who will be touring later in the year for the first time since 2007.
Here is the full list of dates!
July 29, Melbourne, Palms At Crown
August 4, Thirroul, Anita’s Theatre
August 5, Penrith, Panthers
August 6, Sydney, Metro
August 12, Tweed Heads, Twin Towns
August 19, Hobart, Wrest Point
August 20, Launceston, Country Club
August 26, Adelaide, The Gov
September 2, Perth, The Charles Hotel
September 9, Castle Hill, Castle Hill Tavern
September 10, Wentworthville, Wenty Leagues Club
September 16, Brisbane, The Triffid
A certain Hunters and Collectors song, which got a very limited run live at the time, has appeared! 🙂
Saturday 5 March 2016
Harrigan’s Tavern, Jacobs Well, Queensland
Do You See What I See?
Two Dollar Punter
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Still Hanging ‘Round
Sunday 6 March 2016
Sandstone Point Hotel, Sandstone Point, Queensland
Do You See What I See?
Two Dollar Punter
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Still Hanging ‘Round
Be sure to check out Jack Howard’s new video from his upcoming EP, A Foggy Night, to be released on the 22nd of February. We can pre-order in digital and or CD at bandcamp (http://jackhoward.bandcamp.com/).
Good news punters!
Jack has a new EP, The Passing Parade, featuring six songs, due for release on the 22nd of February!
Here’s the front cover… 🙂
Music journo Jeff Jenkins has given Mark Seymour and the Undertow’s Mayday album a nod as the best album of 2015 over at Stack Magazine!
“This is the story of modern Australia, where it’s ‘one rule for the filthy rich, another one for the weak’, the nation is filled with ‘celebrities and sycophants’, desperate people seek asylum, shock jocks are ‘screamin’, and musicians are searching for meaning. The Undertow might lack numbers, but they’re capable of delivering both power and poignancy… Mayday is deeply moving.” (Liberation/Universal)
I’ve just been informed that ‘Reclaim Australia’ are using ‘Holy Grail’ at their rallies.
Let me be clear. ‘Reclaim Australia’ is a racist organisation.
We stand together with refugees and asylum seekers the world over.
We are opposed to bigotry, race hate and fascism.
‘Reclaim Australia’ has no place in Australian Society.
With the tabbing of I Couldn’t Give It To You, Hunter’s bassist John Archer has now tabbed every instrument in every song of the Jaws of Life album! What a legend!
Check out the tabs page.