News – Archived News

Please find below a listing of all news items that appeared on True Believers from July 2001 to November 2011.

 

28 November 2011 – Hunnas Shirts!

Good news. There will be three different Hunters and Collectors shirt designs available at the V8’s in Sydney on Saturday!

Thanks to Rob Miles, we will gradually be releasing the designs during the week for your enjoyment!

 

27 November 2011 – ARIA Awards

The Best Adult Contemporary Album ARIA award was tonight won by the late Billy Thorpe with his final album Billy Thorpe’s Tangier. Mark Seymour had been one of the five nominees for this award with his latest album Undertow.

 

18 November 2011 – Classic Album Collection 2

Today, a second compact compact Hunters and Collectors 5 CD box set was released titled Classic Album Collection 2. It contains the five studio albums from the Horn of Plenty box set that were missing from the first Classic Album Collection:

 The Jaws of Life (without the Payload EP)
 Human Frailty (without the Living Daylight EP)
 Ghost Nation
 Cut
 Cargo Cult (all EP’s – World of Stone, Payload and Living Daylight)

This looks more the pick of the two Classic Album compilations!

Click here for more information.

 

6 November 2011 – Message from Mark…

Hi There.

I’m listening to the original recording of ‘Talking to a Stranger’ fully cranked.. and I’m wondering what the hell was going on back then in the dark early ’80’s when a lot of people thought the world was coming to an end? Hunters and Collectors were some strange apocalyptic rock band that played with intense passion and overwhelming power. Dec 3, Homebush. ANZ Stadium, Sydney Australia. We’re doing it again.. AAAGGH!

 

3 November 2011 – Mark’s Irish-Folk Album Off the Radar

Mark Seymour has informed us today that unfortunately his Irish-folk themed album is off the radar for now – and unlikely to proceed 🙁

 

18 October 2011 – Mark ARIA Awards Nomination

Mark Seymour’s latest album Undertow is one of five nominees for this years Best Adult Contemporary Album at the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards. This is the same award that Mark was nominated for and won in 2001 for One Eyed Man. The full list of nominees are:

 Billy Thorpe – Billy Thorpe’s Tangier
 Colin Hay – Gathering Mercury
 Damien Leith – Roy
 John Farnham – Jack
 Mark Seymour and the Undertow – Undertow

 

3 October 2011 – Hunters Greatest Hits Package

A new variant of the Natural Selection best of is to be released by Liberation Records on the 21st of October 2011. Greatest Hits is a two disc package featuring the standard Natural Selection CD and the (original non remastered) Natural Selection DVD. Enjoy!

 

2 October 2011 – Spare Parts & Cargo Cult on iTunes

The Hunters and Collectors disks, Spare Parts and Cargo Cult, are now available on iTunes. Previously they were only to be found hidden in the Horn of Plenty box set. The availability of Spare Parts is a particular bonus, as it contains many rare recordings.

iTunes links: Spare Parts, Cargo Cult.

 

25 September 2011 – Full Jack Update

True Believes caught up with Jack Howard in Melbourne recently and caught up on all the latest…

 The Hunters reunion
 Emmy Bryce recording & Northcote gig
 A gig with X at The Espy
 Tracy Harvey comedy score writing
 Pete Murray’s latest album
 Recording with Rob Hirst and The Break
 Elwood Dad’s Band gigs
 Little Red gigs and recording
 Latest solo record plans

Click here to check out the full update from Jack!

 

18 September 2011 – Mark Seymour Brisbane Set List

After hitting the road in regional Queensland from Cairns down to Brisbane, covering 3000km, Mark and Cameron gave a stellar acoustic performance for the final night of the tour at the Bramble Bay Bowls Club.

 1. Sylvia’s in Black
 2. When the River Runs Dry
 3. Cry in the Rain
 4. Legend of the Snowmen
 5. Do You See What I See?
 6. Little Bridges
 7. The Red Lady’s Gone
 8. Castlemaine
 9. Holy Grail
 10. Classrooms and Kitchens
 11. Westgate
 12. Love is a Heavy Load
 13. Say Goodbye
 (Encore Break)
 14. One More Ride
 15. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

25 August 2011 – Hunnas Reunion Info

More information of the Hunnas reunion breaking news today…

 See The Daily Telegraph article.
 See the Bigpond Sport detailed article.
 See V8 Supercars article.
 See Triple M (MMM) article.
 We can reveal that delicate democratic negotiations over the setlist have been in progress over the last two weeks…

 

25 August 2011 – HUNNAS REFORM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

Hunters and Collectors – the full band – will be reforming for their first full gig since 1998 on the 3rd of December 2011! The event is the Telstra 500 V8 Supercars in Sydney. See you there!

 

21 August 2011 – Big News Rumours Part 2…

News may or may not break on Thursday… 🙂

 

28 July 2011 – Back2Back Interview

Click here to grab an mp3 interview of Mark Seymour, Chris Cheney and Carolyn Steel with Jon Faine on the Beatles Back2Back tour.

 

27 July 2011 – Back2Back Interview

Click here to see a video of Mark Seymour playing live at 4BH recently.

 

23 July 2011 – Big News Rumours Part 1…

Murmurs of some big news coming soon… 🙂

 

22 July 2011 – Beatles Back2Back Concert

Mark Seymour is featuring as part of an all star band performing The Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club and Abbey Road albums in their entirety.

The full band includes…

 MARK SEYMOUR (Hunters & Collectors)
 IRWIN THOMAS (Jack Jones)
 JON TOOGOOD (Shihad)
 RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (Thirsty Merc)
 DEAN MCGRATH (Hungry Kids from Hungary)
 TIM MORRISON (Trial Kennedy)

See http://www.markseymour.com.au/ or http://www.beatlesback2back.com/for more information.

 

17 July 2011 – Shadowlands

The name of Jack Howard’s upcoming new solo album is Shadowlands!

Two tracks – Try Again and Just Let Me Sing – can already be found on Jack’sSoundcloud.

 

13 July 2011 – True Believers is Ten Years Old!

This Internet site was launched online ten years ago today 🙂

In perhaps unrelated news, does anyone know an easy way of setting up some forums here? It seems to be the way to go out these days.

– Stuart (stuart.fenech@gmail.com)

 

18 June 2011 – Mark Seymour Gold Coast Set List

An epic effort from Mark and the band in the face of Mark having a nasty case of the flu.

Lonestar Tavern, Mermaid Waters

 1. Sylvia’s in Black
 2. Blind Eye
 3. Legend of the Snowmen
 4. Little Bridges
 5. When the River Runs Dry
 6. Sometimes I Wonder If I Know Too Much About You
 7. Westgate
 8. Everything’s on Fire
 9. Cry in the Rain
 10. Classrooms and Kitchens
 11. Do You See What I See?
 12. Love is a Heavy Load
 13. Say Goodbye
 (Encore Break)
 14. One More Ride
 15. El Dorado
 16. Holy Grail
 (Encore Break)
 17. Castlemaine
 18. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

16 June 2011 – Mark Seymour Brisbane Set List

The first full length band gig in the Brisbane area since 2007 – and one well worth the wait! More than half of the tracks had never been played before in Brisbane, which was warmly welcomed by fans. The band was in top form and Undertow transforms even better than expected to the live environment.

I am not sure this set list is completely accurate – please e-mail any corrections to stuart.fenech@gmail.com! 🙂

Tempo Hotel, Fortitude Valley

 1. Sylvia’s in Black
 2. Cry in the Rain
 3. Blind Eye
 4. Legend of the Snowmen
 5. Castlemaine
 6. Everything’s on Fire
 7. Westgate
 8. Little Bridges
 9. Classrooms and Kitchens
 10. When the River Runs Dry
 11. Sometimes I Wonder If I Know Too Much About You
 12. Do You See What I See?
 13. Love is a Heavy Load
 (Encore Break)
 14. One More Ride
 15. Jerusalem
 16. The Red Lady’s Gone
 17. Say Goodbye
 (Encore Break)
 18. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

13 June 2011 – Media Section Hits 300 Articles

The True Believers media section has now hit 300 articles. Be sure to check it out for the latest additions and please send us any articles that we may be missing – particularly from the 1980’s and 1990’s!

 

7 June 2011 – Mark’s Undertow in Australian Charts

Mark Seymour has achieved his highest solo charting position in the Australian charts this week. Mark’s new album, Undertow, has entered the Australian album chart at #51. It is also at #10 on the Australian release albums chart – making it the tenth biggest selling Australian album for the week.

 

27 May 2011 – Undertow in Stores!

Mark Seymour’s great new album, Undertow, is in Australian stores and on iTunes today. Click here to check out signed copies on JB’s Hi Fi for only $15 (including postage in Australia).

 

26 May 2011 – Undertow Samples

Please find below samples from Mark Seymour’s new album Undertow.

 Castlemaine.
 Classrooms and Kitchens.
 Cry in the Rain.
 Legend of the Snowmen.
 Sirens (from iTunes version).

 

25 May 2011 – New Jack Howard Album!

Jack’s Facebook has given away that he has a new album in the pipeline – almost ready for release!

 

24 May 2011 – Complete Music Chart Data!

After many years of searching, the music chart section now contains full chart positions for Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney from Gavin Ryan’s chart books.

 

13 May 2011 – Signed Copies of Undertow

JB’s Hi Fi are selling signed copies of Mark Seymour’s upcoming albumUndertow. Click here to check it out.

 

12 May 2011 – Cry in the Rain Video Clip

Mark has created a video clip to Cry in the Rain from his new album Undertow! Click here to see the video clip and hear a great new Mark track.

 

7 May 2011 – Classic Album Collection

On the 17th of June, a compact Hunters and Collectors 5 CD box set will be released titled Classic Album Collection. It will contain five studio albums from the repertoire:

 Hunters and Collectors (without World of Stone)
 The Fireman’s Curse
 What’s A Few Men?
 Demon Flower
 Juggernaut

Click here to check out the front cover.

 

6 May 2011 – Greatest Hits Live

The Under One Roof live album is to be reissued on the 3rd of June on iTunes and CD as Greatest Hits Live. The Under One Roof live album will continue to be found in stores – this is part of an album series currently being released by Liberation Records. Click here to check out the front cover.

 

17 April 2011 – Undertow iTunes Bonus Tracks!

A possible exclusive here — the iTunes version of Mark Seymour’s new albumUndertow will include two bonus tracks:

 Listen to the Cold Wind Blow
 Sirens

 

6 April 2011 – Undertow Track Listing!

… and now we have the track listing … courtesy of JB’s Hi Fi, where Undertowcan already be pre-ordered …

01. Castlemaine
02. Sometimes I Wonder If I Know Too Much About You
03. Little Bridges
04. Sylvia
05. The Legend of the Snowmen
06. El Dorado
07. Cry in the Rain
08. Classrooms and Kitchens
09. The Red Lady’s Gone
10. One More Ride
11. The Patsy

 

5 April 2011 – Undertow Release Date!

Tonight we have the release date for Mark Seymour’s upcoming solo albumUndertow… the 27th of May 2011!

 

26 February 2011 – Undertow

Mark Seymour’s upcoming album, now back to the title of Undertow, is planned to be released in May on Liberation Records. We are currently going to guess at the 11th of June 2011 for the actual release date… 🙂

Possible tracks we know include Little Bridges (written with Angie Hart), Legend of the Snowmen and Sirens.

 

25 February 2011 – Mark Albums on iTunes

Mark Seymour’s first two solo albums, King Without a Clue (1997) and One Eyed Man (2001), are now available on iTunes! These albums have not been available on CD for some years.

 

19 February 2011 – Hamilton, New Zealand

Please find below the set list from the 19 February 2011 gig in Hamilton, New Zealand!

 When The River Runs Dry
 Jerusalem
 Do You See What I See
 Little Bridges
 True Tears Of Joy
 Shoulder To Cry On
 Legend Of the Snowman
 Holy Grail
 Mississauga
 Westgate
 Eldorado
 Love is a Heavy Load
 Say Goodbye
 Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

20 December 2010 – Seasons Greetings!

A warm seasons greetings to Hunters and Collectors fans out there on the Internet and beyond! We hope you enjoy a great festive season with friends, family and good music.

By this time next year we should have our hands on a brand new Mark Seymour album, which should be a corker. We also hope to expand our new gigography and perhaps even find a way to celebrate the website’s imminent tenth birthday!

See you in 2011!

~ Stuart ~

 

13 December 2010 – Gigography Launched!

Can it be?

Is it possible!?

Does it really exist?!?

Today we are proud to launch the Hunters and Collectors gigography, painstakingly reconstructed over recent years by none other than Robert Miles, director of live sound and artwork for the mighty band.

It includes Mark Seymour, pre-Hunters and a handful of other gigs Rob has been involved with over the years. There are a very small number of gigs missing as it is an almighty work in progress. Make sure to contact us if see anything missing!

Click here to view the gigography.

 

15 November 2010 – Collected Mark Gossip

The latest from Mark…!

 The next studio album will be released through Liberation Records before the Irish album.

 The next studio album may be on the way closer than we expect – possibly even early next year – with recording time booked over the next couple of months.

 A few amount of new material is likely to appear soon in live shows.

 A new song added recently is “Kitchens and Classrooms”, which Mark wrote about his mother.

 The album (and band!) is currently unnamed… 🙂

 

14 November 2010 – Mark Live @ A Day on the Green

Fresh from today’s A Day on the Green gig at Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton, Queensland. Mark performed a brief seven song set with the full band of Mark, Cam, Maz and John…

 Holy Grail
 Legend of the Snowman
 Do You See What I See?
 Love is a Heavy Load
 Westgate
 Say Goodbye
 Throw Your Arms Around Me

The line-up today must be one of the best Festivals yet. It included Dan Sultan, Tex Perkins, Diesel and Jimmy Barnes as well as Mark!

 

13 November 2010 – City Lights

Jack Howard has put up a new unreleased song City Lights for free download at his Internet site! Click here to check it out, along with a selection of other great Jack tracks.

 

1 November 2010 – A Day on the Green DVD

This Friday, a new 3 CD compilation A Day on the Green – Celebrating Ten Years, will be released. It features a performance by Mark Seymour of When The River Runs Dry. Mark also performed Do You See What I See? on the earlier 2008 3 CD compilation A Day on the Green – The Vintage Years 2001-2008.

 

16 August 2010 – New Jack Video Clip

A video clip has been released for the Jack Howard song If I Were A Bird off his latest album Lost Horizon. Click here to see the video clip.

 

3 July 2010 – Mark Seymour Marysville Recording

Four live Mark Seymour tracks can be found on the ABC Music Deli Internet site now. This was part of a 16th of June 2010 concert for Marysville, which was devastated on the 7th of February 2009 in Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires.Click here.

[Thanks Mark Ryan]

 

2 July 2010 – Mark Melbourne Media

A heads up from Loud and Clear Management…

You may have heard Mark on the Night Show with Andy Grace ( Gold / WSN FM ) on Monday 28th, apparently the spot will be repeated in the Best Of The Night Show on Sunday 4th July.

Mark will also be interviewed by Dennis Walter on Melbourne radio 3AW around 2:15pm on 8th July.

Mark will also be on Triple M Melbourne brekkie show on Monday 12th July ( around 8:30am ) and on Lee Simon’s lunch show on the same station on Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th July…. Usually the Triple M stuff ends up on their website after the fact so you can have a look there later if you’re not Melbourne based or able to webstream the station effectively.

 

6 June 2010 – Mark Update

The latest gossip straight for the source…! 🙂

 Mark has assembled an impressive geographically diverse crew for his Irish styled album.

 There are plans to do the main recording for this album early next year.

 A handful of songs have already been recorded with the band for the next standard studio album, including Legend of the Snowmen.

 While this album is a long way away, Mark is considering putting a song or two on his Internet site to show what he is up to…

 

5 June 2010 – Mark Seymour Brisbane Set Lists

We have been fortunate to have two Mark gigs up in Brisbane this weekend!

Two brand new songs appeared – The Dog Will Rise Again and Moreton Bay – which are Irish flavoured tunes from Mark’s upcoming Irish themed album. Other great new classics that appeared a few months ago – Sirens, Legend of the Snowmen and Little Bridges – also got a run.

Please find below the set lists for the 4th of June at the Troubadour in Fortitude Valley and 5th of June at the Mermaid Waters Hotel on the Gold Coast.

 1. Westgate
 2. Tears of Joy
 3. Little Bridges
 4. The Dog Will Rise Again (new)
 5. Holy Grail
 6. Sirens in a Country Town
 7. Do You See What I See? *
 8. Moreton Bay (new)
 9. Legend of the Snowmen
 10. When the River Runs Dry *
 11. Walk Through Fire
 12. Love is a Heavy Load
 13. Richard Cory
 14. Say Goodbye
 -Set break-
 15. Jerusalem
 16. Master of Spin
 17. Throw Your Arms Around Me
 -Set break-
 18. Parting Glass
* Swapped around for second night

[Thanks John]

 

30 April 2010 – Horn of Plenty At A Steal

The legendary, all inclusive Hunters and Collectors 16 disc box set Horn of Plenty is available for a steal:

 A$49.95 at Liberation Records (A$14.00 delivery in Australia)
 A$48.95 at JB’s Hi-Fi (A$13.53 delivery in Australia)

At A$4 a disc delivered, this is insane value.

 

7 April 2010 – Jack at Spenserslive

A message from Jack!

Hello there, music lovers

The Nightbirds have got a big, and in the scheme of things, an important show, at the fantastic Spenserslive, on Saturday May 1st.

Since the CD launch last year, the band has undergone some personnel changes – Dave Evans in on the bass and Sophia Exiner on the 88’s – and it is better than ever.

We supported Rob Hirst’s new band, The Break on the weekend (Rob, Jim and Martin from Midnight Oil and and Brian Ritchie from The Violent Femmes; and me on surf trumpet!) and it went down very well; and then we backed it up with our best Purepop shop yet.

Anyway, enough with the hard sell. It would be great if you could weave your networking skills and get along to the show and bring a stack of punters with you!

If want to book tickets or direct people, go to www.spenserslive.com.
You can book a table if you phone the venue on 9329 8821. You can get a meal there but it’s not dinner and show.

Cheers, Jack

 

21 March 2010 – Allison Crowe

We have received a friendly e-mail from the management of Allison Crowe to note that two versions of Throw Your Arms Around Me will feature on her upcoming album Spiral. Click here to visit Allison Crowe’s Internet site.

We are also taking the initiative of compiling all known covers of Throw Your Arms Around Me at the Arms song page… please let us know if any are missing!

 

20 March 2010 – Mark Seymour Update

A quick update… we have heard Mark is definitely working on two new albums at the moment. An Irish album and a new studio album.

 

22 December 2009 – Season’s Greetings

It’s been a great 2009 in the world of Hunters and Collectors, with the Hunters reformation for Sound Relief and Jack’s new album Lost Horizon. At this moment in time, 2010 is looking relatively quiet but hopefully will yield us a new Mark Seymour album.

We hope you enjoy the Christmas and New Year period and get a chance to enjoy time with friends, family and fine music.

Regards

Stuart

 

22 December 2009 – Produced by Barry Palmer

Barry Palmer, Hunters and Collectors guitarist, has appeared again – this time producing the debut, self titled album for the Wolfgramm Sisters.

 

19 December 2009 – Jack Howard Gigs

Jack has a couple of gigs coming up around the New Year for our Melbourne followers…

 Wednesday 23 December 2009 at the Elwood RSL. Kieran Jones, who played bass on Jack’s album Lost Horizon, is back from the UK for this gig.

 Saturday 9 January 2009 at the Elwood RSL. This gig is partly a farewell for pianist Jo Schornikow.

Jack how has Dave Evans playing on bass guitar and 2010 promises a new line-up…

 

6 November 2009 – Lost Horizon available in Stores!

Jack Howard’s new album, Lost Horizon, is available new in Australian stores from today!

 

6 November 2009 – Movember Jack Howard Gigs

The latest Jack Howard gigs with the lovely Nightbirds as the mo grows…

 5pm Saturday 7th of November 2009 at Purepop Records, 221 Barkly Street, St Kilda.

 4pm Sunday 8th of November 2009 at Oakleigh Bowling Club, 93 Drummond Street, Oakleigh.

 5pm Sunday 15th of November 2009 at Purepop Records, 221 Barkly Street, St Kilda.

 Friday the 27th of November 2009 at Basement Discs, 24 Block Place, Melbourne.

 Friday the 27th of November 2009 at the St Kilda Bowling Club, Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.

 

3 November 2009 – Lost Horizon Launches

There are now two launches for Jack Howard’s new album, Lost Horizon.

 Thursday the 26th of November 2009 at The Toff in Town. Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
 Friday the 27th of November 2009 at the St Kilda Bowling Club. Fitzroy Street, St Kilda.
2 November 2009 – Jack Howard Radio Special

Melbourne community radio station 3SER 97.7FM will have a special on Jack Howard at 10pm on Tuesday the 3rd of November 2009!

 

1 November 2009 – Lost Horizon on Sale!

Jack Howard’s new album, Lost Horizon, is available already on Jack Howard’s Internet site. Click here to go to Jack’s Internet site.

 

29 October 2009 – Lost Horizon Artwork

We now have full artwork from Jack Howard’s fourth full length studio album,Lost Horizon, due out on the 9th of November. Click here to check it out.

 

27 October 2009 – Lost Horizon Track Listing

Behold! 🙂 We have the track listing for Jack Howard’s upcoming album, Lost Horizon, due out on the 9th of November:

01. Crescent Moon

02. Nightbird

03. If I Were A Bird

04. Lost Horizon

05. Twilight

06. Let the Bird Fly

07. Doesn’t Have to Hurt

08. Such a Charming Man

09. The Morning Sun

 

12 October 2009 – Mark Seymour Album Latest

With 2007’s Westgate album reaching new heights for Mark Seymour’s song writing, many of us have high hopes for Mark’s next studio album.

The good news is that Mark is determined to be happy with the new album, as he was with Westgate. The bad news is that this is likely to take time – meaning that the next studio album is not close. In the short to medium term, Mark plans to keep on writing songs and adding them to set lists.

In the mean time, Mark also appears to be considering creating an Irish album. It is early days yet, but we speculate that the contents would be a combination of covers and originals. Indications of known songs are in for Parting Glass, out for The Patriot Game, out for Lorelei and a maybe for The Eye of the Needle.

 

11 October 2009 – Little Bridges

Mark Seymour has recently been performing a song called Little Bridges, which was written with Angie Hart. For those seeking the song, Angie’s version will appear on her album Eat My Shadow, which is due to be released on the 23rd of October 2009.

 

9 October 2009 – Sound Relief

The 4 DVD set Sound Relief is now in stores – featuring the full seven song set from Hunters and Collectors. It’s a steal at A$35. Click here for more information.

 

9 October 2009 – Mark Southport RSL Set List

Please find below the set list from tonight’s Mark Seymour gig at the Southport RSL on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

01. Dominion Road [new, cover of a song by New Zealand band The Mutton Birds]

02. Ghost of Vain Glory

03. True Tears of Joy

04. Westgate

05. Walk Through Fire

06. Holy Grail

07. Jerusalem

08. Little Bridges [new, written with Angie Hart]

09. Sirens [new, dedicated to Marysville]

10. Do You See What I See?

11. Legend of the Snowmen [new, features in the musical Dust]

12. Love is a Heavy Load

13. Say Goodbye

(encore break)

14. Ready to Go

15. When The River Runs Dry

(encore break)

16. Throw Your Arms Around Me
At the excellent Trabadour gig in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the above set list was played with the addition of Mississauga towards the end of the main set and Parting Glass at the end.

 

26 September 2009 – Horn of Plenty Going Cheap

Liberation Records are selling the 16 disc Horn of Plenty for an incredible $49.95 (plus postage). Click here to go to the Liberation Records Internet site.

I just bought one (my second copy) for $64.10 including postage – that is a crazy $4 per disc.

JB’s Hi-Fi are also selling Horn of Plenty for A$94 (plus postage). Click here to go to the JB’s Hi-Fi Internet site.

 

19 September 2009 – Lost Horizon Launch

A must event for those in the great town of Melbourne – Jack Howard is launching his new album Lost Horizon on Thursday the 26th of November at The Toff in Town. The Toff can be found at Level 2, Curtin House on 252 Swanston Street in the centre of Melbourne.

 

18 September 2009 – Sound Relief Price

Amazingly, the 4 DVD Sound Relief set has a recommended retail price of A$35. At this price, it’s a steal. Many of us would pay that for a Hunters DVD, let along a 4 DVD set including not only the Hunters, but Midnight Oil, Split Enz, Augie March, Wolfmother, Hoodoo Gurus and far more! Click here for more information.

 

17 September 2009 – Lost Horizon Release Date

Jack Howard’s new studio album, Lost Horizon, now has an official release date of the 9th of November 2009. Click here or here for more information.

 

16 September 2009 – 1983 Hunters Photos

Jonathan Ganley has posted online some great 1983 photos of Hunters and Collectors – from the ‘Gluepot’ gig, which was detailed in Mark Seymour’s book Thirteen Tonne Theory. Check them out.

 

15 September 2009 – AFL Grand Final

Mark Seymour, along with Jimmy Barnes, will be headlining this years AFL Grand Final on the 29th of September 2009. Click here or here for more information.

 

10 September 2009 – One Night the Moon

Mark Seymour is performing in the play One Night the Moon, in the role originally played by Paul Kelly. We are told it is a very intense performance and show. Check it out.

 

7 September 2009 – Sound Relief DVD Track Listing

Good news! The Sound Relief four DVD set will include the full Hunters and Collectors performance from the 14th of March 2009. It will also include the full Midnight Oil set, for those also into the Oils. Click here for the last track listing and details.

 

27 August 2009 – Lost Horizon Update

Jack Howard’s fourth studio album, Lost Horizon, is clearly visible on the horizon. The album has been mastered and the final plans for world domination are being secretly hatched. Our estimate is a November 2009 release…

 

25 August 2009 – Models Super Orchestra

Look out for the Models Super Orchestra – Jack Howard is part of the team, along with Mark Ferrie, Sean Kelly and Andrew Duffield from The Models, Billy Miller from The Ferrets and Cal McAlpine from the Large Number 12’s on drums. Everyone’s songs get a run!

 

24 August 2009 – New Jack Howard Tracks

Jack Howard has posted some new songs on his MySpace, many of which should appear on his forthcoming album Lost Horizon.

 If I Were A Bird
 All My Saturdays
 We Three Kings

Check them out!

 

22 August 2009 – From Bondi to Bedlam In Stores!

Mark Seymour’s live album, From Bondi to Bedlam, is now in Australian stores in a two disc – CD and DVD – pack!

 

6 August 2009 – New Mark Tracks

Partial clips of three new Mark Seymour songs – Sirens, Bridges and Snowmen(we think) – can be found on YouTube.

[Thanks Stephen]

 

3 August 2009 – Bondi to Bedlam News

We have good news on the Bondi to Bedlam CD plus DVD release out on the 21st of August… 🙂

 The package is in a standard 2 CD case.
 The price of the package will be similar to a standard CD – initial pricings have it at around A$20.
 Thanks to Liberation Records, we have the artwork (see the front cover andCD disc).

Click here for more information!

 

2 August 2009 – Sound Relief DVD

The Sound Relief concerns from earlier in the year are going to be released in October as a four DVD set. The final track listings have not been released but it promises to be an awesome DVD set.

From our understanding, the DVD will be a selection of highlights from the concert. We hope for an artefact that is as complete as possible and will report details as soon as they become available.

Hunters and Collectors briefly reformed for the Melbourne Sound Relief concert on the 14th of March 2009.

 

29 July 2009 – From Bondi to Bedlam CD+DVD Pack

News today that there will be definitely be a release of Mark Seymour’s From Bondi to Bedlam DVD with a CD included. It is due to be released on the 21st of August 2009 with the following CD track listing…

 1. Year Of The Dog
 2. Mississauga
 3. True Tears Of Joy
 4. Eighteen Again
 5. Do You See What I See?
 6. Jerusalem
 7. Walk Through Fire
 8. Master Of Spin
 9. Westgate
 10. Waratah Street
 11. Love Is A Heavy Load
 12. Parting Glass
 13. Throw Your Arms Around Me
 14. Ghost Of Vainglory
 15. When The River Runs Dry
 16. She’s Not Fooling Around

 

21 June 2009 – Mark Seymour Album Release in Canada

The Mark Seymour album The Closest Living Thing is due to be released in Canada on the 30th of June 2009. Originally released in Scandinavia, The Closest Living Thing is a mix of the Australian Daytime and the Dark and Titaniclive to studio acoustic albums.

 

21 June 2009 – Free Jack Band Gig Saturday

Here’s one for the lucky people of Melbourne. There is a free entry Jack band gig with the The Long Lost Brothers at The Rosstown Hotel in Carnegie this Saturday the 27th of June at 10.00pm. A special version of Don’t Fade Away is in the works, along with a new album titled Lost Horizon…

 

20 June 2009 – Sound Relief DVD

We have confirmed news that a Sound Relief DVD will appear probably towards the end of the year. Sound Relief featured the first Hunters and Collectors gig since their split in 1998.

 

19 June 2009 – Mark in Canada

An important reminder for Canadian fans that Mark Seymour is doing a full tour of Canada over the coming month. Check out Mark’s website for the full gig schedule. Come along and say g’day! 🙂

 

18 June 2009 – New Mark Recording

Mark’s band gig at the Port Fairy Festival in March has been recorded and has appeared on ABC Radio National. We have not heard it yet at True Believers but keep an ear out!

The track listing:

 Jerusalem
 Westgate
 Mississauga
 Sirens (new)
 Do You See What I See?
 Walk Through Fire
 Master of Spin
 Holy Grail
 Love is a Heavy Load
 Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

18 June 2009 – New Mark Songs

We have the names of two new Mark songs, “Sirens” and “Snowmen”. These are on top of three new songs that started being played live last year,  “Alamogordo”, “Nothing but the Wheel” and “Riding in the Rain”.

 

5 May 2009 – Mark Touring Canada

There is great news for Canadian fans at Mark’s Internet site – a massive 11 gigs are scheduled from mid June to mid July. These gigs are in Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Kelowna, Vernon, Calgary and Edmonton. Click herefor full gig details.

Back in Australia, Mark will be in Western Australia in late May, New South Wales in late July to early August and Queensland in October.

 

7 May 2009 – Jack Howard Sample

Click here to enjoy a sample from Jack Howard’s upcoming album, Lost Horizon. It is a reworking of Nightbird, which first appeared on Jack’s Lo Stresso Tempo debut solo EP.

 

3 May 2009 – Sound Relief DVD

Recent media articles have indicated that there will indeed be a Sound Relief DVD at some point in the future.

 

1 May 2009 – My First Gig

Mark Seymour recently appeared on ‘My First Gig’, a television programme hosted by Jimmy Barnes on the Max cable television station. A highlight from the show, aired on the 20th of April, was a duet of “Say Goodbye” performed by Jimmy Barnes and Mark Seymour. Thanks to Gary, this clip is available for all to enjoy on YouTube.

 

28 April 2009 – From Bondi to Bedlam CD

The planned Mark Seymour CD version of From Bondi to Bedlam has been dropped for the time being. The tracks may form part of a release in the future. From Bondi to Bedlam was recorded in late 2007 at the Espy in Melbourne and remains in stores in a comprehensive DVD format.

 

14 April 2009 – Call Girl the Musical Update

Call Girl the Musical is on again – with a new cast and new songs – at Chapel Off Chapel from this Friday the 17th of April to the 2nd of May 2009. Go to www.callgirlthemusical.com to book tickets.

Jack Howard is the musical director for Call Girl the Musical.

 

27 March 2009 – Sound Relief on YouTube

Video clips from Sound Relief have appeared on YouTube…

 When the River Runs Dry
 Do You See What I See
 Blind Eye
 Say Goodbye
 Holy Grail
 Throw Your Arms Around Me
 The Slab

 

14 March 2009 – Sound Relief Comments

What an incredible day for music in Australia – the Sound Relief concerts at Sydney and Melbourne have already been and gone. Besides our beloved Hunters, a spectacular of great artists played today, including the Kings of Leon, Paul Kelly, Coldplay, Hoodoo Gurus, Eskimo Joe, Icehouse, Wolfmother, Split Enz and Midnight Oil.

We could say that this was a great example of Australians coming together in the light of the Victorian fires and Queensland floods, yet people came from all over the world to support these concerts. There was an air of respect for the victims, hope for the survivors, and perhaps even a little of that often spoken but rarely seen phenomena called mateship.

Hunters and Collectors were given the prime 8pm slot immediately following the ‘special announcement’, minute silence and Kylie Minogue appearance in Melbourne. Seven songs were played, including an unexpected rendition of The Slab for the fans.

More than ten years after splitting, the Hunters were in fine form. Doug’s drums and John’s bass drove the show, Barry was clearly enjoying himself on guitar, and Michael, Jeremy and Jack were as great as ever on the horns. Mark was as intense as ever, spoke well and the mood within the band seemed good. As always, the coherence of the overall sound is a credit to Rob.

This concert was too good not to see the light of day on DVD – we hope it is a comprehensive DVD.

 

14 March 2009 – Sound Relief Set List

The mighty Hunters performed seven songs…

 01 Introduction (Assault on Precinct 13)
 02 When the River Runs Dry
 03 Do You See What I See
 04 Blind Eye
 05 Say Goodbye
 06 Holy Grail
 07 Throw Your Arms Around Me
 08 encore break
 09 The Slab

 

13 March 2009 – Hunters and Collectors Play Tomorrow Night

Hunters and Collectors are playing tomorrow night as part of Sound Relief! Here are the latest important bits of information:

 Hunters and Collectors are to play at the Melbourne gig the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 Hunters and Collectors are on stage from 8pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time), followed by Split Enz and Midnight Oil.

 The Melbourne gig will be broadcast live on Channel [V].

 Radio station JJJ will be broadcasting highlights from both the Melbourne and Sydney gigs.

 Radio station JJJ can be listened to on a live Internet stream fromhttp://www.abc.net.au/triplej/ .

 The Herald Sun Internet site will feature an audio stream of the full Melbourne concert at http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/ .

 There was a large sound check today.

[Your webmaster can not make it… please record it and please give us great, detailed reports, fellow fans…!]

 

24 February 2009 – Hunters and Collectors Reformation

Hunters and Collectors are reforming for a one off performance as part of the Sound Relief charity concert on the 14th of March 2009!

There are two concurrent gigs planned in Sydney and Melbourne, with Hunters and Collectors playing for approximately 30 minutes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Proceeds from these gigs will go to the Victorian fire and Queensland flood victims.

Hunters and Collectors played two songs together in July 2005, but had otherwise not reformed since disbanding in March 1998. This is therefore the first gig in over ten years!

The Melbourne gig features a truly incredible line-up, including Kings of Leon, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Split Enz and Wolfmother.

Further information can be found at the official Sound Relief Internet site athttp://www.soundrelief.com.au/

Click here for the full press release.

 

23 February 2009 – Strange Murmurs

True Believers may be recommended to keep their ears open tomorrow… 🙂

 

14 February 2009 – New Jack Track

Jack Howard has written a new anthem for the mighty Carlton Football Club titled “They Know We’re Coming”. It can be downloaded for A$5.00 fromwww.jack-howard.com, A$4.00 of which will be going to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

 

12 February 2009 – I.R.S. Hunters Reissues

Capitol/EMI have their hands on the US I.R.S. Records vault. As a result, Human Frailty, Fate and the Living Daylight EP are all due to be re-released in a digital form on the 3rd of March 2009. All releases are to be digital rights management (DRM) free and available from all major digital service providers.

 

27 January 2009 – Mark’s Dry February

Mark is having a month of complete sobriety in February to support young people who suffer from alcohol and drug abuse. You too can sponsor Mark in his quest at Everyday Hero.

 

27 January 2009 – Jack Mention in The Age

In today’s Melbourne Big Day Out review article in The Age, 40,000 Music Fans Can’t Be Wrong, Jack Howard scores a mention…

Melbourne pop troupe Little Red had a triumphant set backed by a horn section led by Jack Howard of Hunters & Collectors.

 

27 December 2008 – Jack Update!

Jack Howard has a couple of interesting Melbourne gigs in the New Year…

 14 January 2009, with X, opening for The Saints, at The Forum.

 26 January 2009, with Little Red, at the Big Day Out.

 

22 December 2008 – Season’s Greetings!

On behalf of all of us here at True Believers, I hope that you have an entertaining, safe and rewarding Christmas and New Year.

2008 has been a big year for Hunters and Collectors, with the ultimate memoir released in the form of the Horn of Plenty box set. Impeccably detailed and stunningly presented, the artwork is a testament to the dedication and artistic skills of Rob Miles.

We have also enjoyed the SBS Great Australian Albums special on Human Frailty, now available in stores on DVD. Mark Seymour’s first book, Thirteen Tonne Theory, was well received, as was Mark’s Scandinavian release The Closest Living Thing.

Given the big 2008, 2009 is currently looking relatively quiet. If we are lucky, we may have a new Jack Howard album by the end of the year, though it may end up being in 2010. 2010 is also the likely release year for Mark Seymour’s next solo album. We may also get a CD version of Mark’s From Bondi to Bedlam, though we are awaiting a definite confirmation.

See you in 2009!

– Stuart Fenech

 

16 December 2008 – Horn of Plenty Reviews

Extremely positive reviews are rolling in for the Hunters and Collectors box setHorn of Plenty…

 The Age on the 5th of December 2008 rated it a full five stars.

 Noel Mengel in The Courier Mail of the 15th of December 2008 declared it the best box set of 2008.

And you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Hunters. You haven’t until you’ve heard this: 14 CDs, two DVDs and unreleased tracks, all presented in an attractive package which could sit in the garage beside your spanners.

 

16 December 2008 – Win Horn of Plenty!

AMG is giving away a copy of the Hunters and Collectors box set Horn of Plenty. Click here for information on how to enter (it is the currently the fourth competition down on the page).

 

3 December 2008 – Dust

Mark Seymour has written and performed the music in a theatre production entitled Dust. Dust follows We Built This City, which was also a collaboration between Mark Seymour and Donna Jackson. Click here to read a recent review from The Australian.

 

3 December 2008 – Upcoming Mark Book

It appears that Mark is working on an upcoming book titled “Tarago Diaries”…

 

22 November 2008 – Horn of Plenty Audio Samples

Four audio samples from Spare Parts, a CD included in the great Hunters and Collectors box set, Horn of Plenty, have been added to the sounds section!

 Run Run Run (live).

 Faraway Man (live).

 Do You See What I See? (live).

 Ghost Nation (live).

 

22 November 2008 – Horn of Plenty In Stores!

The great Hunters and Collectors box set, Horn of Plenty, is now in stores!

 

15 November 2008 – Horn of Plenty One Week Away…

Horn of Plenty, the ultimate Hunters and Collectors box set, is only one week away from being in stores…

True Believers has had a sneak preview…

 The eight drawer box set has quite a visual impact – you will get many questions and comments.
 While convincingly appearing to be made of wood grain, the box set is made of firm cardboard.
 The Natural Selection DVD audio is far better in the new remastered form.
 Spare Parts is a bizarre collection of highly worthwhile recordings.
 The top draw includes a couple of bonus items, including a glossy 24 page booklet with a great essay and remarkable artwork.
 True Believers enjoys the fact that it looks like some booklet information is straight from our Internet site* 🙂
 All is in order for Horn of Plenty to be in stores on the 22nd of November 2008.

Box sets do not come any better than Horn of Plenty!

Horn of Plenty can be pre ordered at JB’s Hi Fi for A$149 – less than A$10 per disc.

 

[* This leads to a question about a listing on the singles page on this Internet site. We attribute the 1984 Throw Your Arms Around Me single to the live album The Way To Go Out. However, the versions are different, even though both are live versions from the same era. Still, an edit of a song would still be regarded as a single from that album, as is the case with Sway and Where Do You Go? (among others). We think it is OK.]

 

15 November 2008 – Marta Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of Marta’s EP All The Good Ones Have Gone. Your CD’s are in the mail!

The winners are (in order of response):
01. James S (Australia)
02. Tammy C (Canada)
03. Bill C (USA)
04. Nathan W (USA)
05. Roger B (USA)
06. Brad J (Australia)
07. Mark H (Australia)
08. Elizabeth B (Australia)
09. Gary B (Australia)
10. Stephen S (Spain)
11. Robert M (Australia)
12. Natalie P (Australia)
13. Yael K (Australia)
14. Lisa N (New Zealand)
15. Torleif D (Sweden)
16. Andre D (Netherlands)
17. Glenn C (Australia)
18. Mark G (Australia)
19. Lesley J (Australia)
20. Luke R (Australia)

I have a couple of spare copies beyond the promised ’20’ available for Australian residents – send us an e-mail at stuart.fenech@gmail.com . Please title the e-mail “MARTA ALL THE GOOD ONES HAVE GONE COMPETITION” and include your full name and postal address.

 

9 November 2008 – Jack Howard Update

The latest from Jack!

 I’ve got one real gig with the whole [Long Lost Brothers] band on Friday December 5th at the Elwood RSL which I’m looking forward to.

 Call Girl ended up selling out for its second week and we’re planning a second run in March next year – 8 shows a week! It was a huge amount of fun doing it.

 I’ll be doing an interview with Neil Rogers on RRR on November 27th about the boxed set if you can tune in.

 I got my [Horn of Plenty] boxed set yesterday and listened to the 3 E.P.’s full crank! Tow Truck, Lumps of Lead and World of Stone were amazing.

 

3 November 2008 – Win Marta’s EP!

Marta’s EP All the Good Ones Have Gone was co written with Mark Seymour and also features Cameron McKenzie. Marta’s debut is full of lush pop sensibilities reminiscent of Mark’s solo work.

The first 20 people to e-mail True Believers at stuart.fenech@gmail.com with the e-mail title “MARTA ALL THE GOOD ONES HAVE GONE COMPETITION”, their full name and postal address will win a copy!

 

2 November 2008 – Spare Parts Art

Click here to view the front cover of Spare Parts, an album to be included in the Horn of Plenty box set.

 

1 November 2008 – Cargo Cult Art

Click here to view the front cover of Cargo Cult, an album to be included in theHorn of Plenty box set.

 

28 October 2008 – Spare Parts Track Listing!

Click here to view the Spare Parts track listing! Spare Parts is a new rarities disc that will be included in the Horn of Plenty box set.

Comments from True Believers:

 9 of the 14 tracks have never been available.

 Of the 5 remaining tracks, one has never been on an official Hunters release and two have only ever been available on vinyl.

 Four early live tracks an awesome inclusion and greatly anticipated.

 A total of six live tracks of songs where a live version has never been released previously.

 Throw Your Arms Around Me 1984 a great piece of musical history.

 Faraway Man is the best pick from the Raw Material EP.

 The CD is likely to run close to the 80 minute capacity.

 

27 October 2008 – Back Catalogue on Sale

Most of the Hunters and Collectors back catalogue is on sale at JB’s Hi-Fi for $13.99. While the value is clearly going to be in the Horn of Plenty box set soon to be out, this may be an opportunity to fill small gaps in the back catalogue. The albums on sale at this price are:

 Hunters and Collectors
 The Fireman’s Curse
 The Jaws of Life
 The Way To Go Out (CD)
 What’s A Few Men?
 Ghost Nation
 Cut
 Demon Flower
 Juggernaut

 

26 October 2008 – Jeremy Smith Interview

Click here to enjoy an extensive interview with former Hunter and Collectors french horn player Jeremy Smith. This interview was originally broadcast on Melbourne’s 3RRR on the 13th of October 2008.

[Thanks Mia]

 

26 October 2008 – Harem Scarem

Before Hunters and Collectors, guitarist Barry Palmer played in a Melbourne band by the name of Harem Scarem. Earlier this year, Aztec Music released a remixed and remastered version of their 1986 album Pilgrim’s Progress on CD with six bonus tracks. John Archer, bass player in Hunters and Collectors, was also engineer and producer of this album. Pilgrim’s Progress can be ordered through Australian record stores, including JB’s Hi Fi. Check it out…

 

25 October 2008 – Mark & Jack Combined

Mark Seymour and Jack Howard will be playing together at The Age EG Hall of Fame evening at St Kilda’s Prince Bandroom on Thursday the 4th of December 2008. Mark Seymour will belt out Say Goodbye with Jack Howard backing up on trumpet. Click here for more information.

[Thanks Kelgura; Mark Seymour forums]

 

22 October 2008 – Great Australian Albums DVD

The Great Australian Albums documentary on Human Frailty, aired on SBS television recently, is now available on DVD in Australian stores. The DVD can be ordered from Australian retailers including JB’s Hi-Fi, Chaos, EzyDVD and Sanity.

 

17 October 2008 – Horn of Plenty Pre-order

Horn of Plenty can now be pre-ordered for $149 at JB’s Hi Fi. The standard Recommended Retail Price is likely to be slightly higher.

 

16 October 2008 – Horn of Plenty News

We can now reveal…

 The DVD of Natural Selection on the Horn of Plenty box set has been remastered.

 The collection of EP’s CD is to be called “Cargo Cult (3 x EPs)”.

 A 24 page colour booklet will be included.

 The Spare Parts CD contains, among other tracks, some tracks from the very first Hunters and Collectors gig in May 1981.

 

15 October 2008 – Horn of Plenty Internet Site!

An Internet site has been created to promote the Horn of Plenty! Click here to view the Horn of Plenty Internet site!

 

11 October 2008 – Call Girl the Musical Update

Jack Howard is the musical director for Call Girl the Musical.

A romantic comedy set in a call centre. It follows Jean Brown, compulsive helper on her first day at We Care Marketing, a customer contact centre run by Samantha, a ruthless man eater. Despite Jean’s own ineptness and direct sabotage from Courtney, an ambitious airhead, Jean hooks a whopper donation, diverts the call centre relocation to India and finds true love with Frank, a super salesman with a heart of gold.

Call Girl was written and created by Tracy Harvey a local comedienne with a rich history in TV, film, radio and theatre, with Doug MacLeod. The show contains 21 original songs, also written by Harvey and arranged by Melbourne music legend Jack Howard.

Click here to view a promo poster.

 

11 October 2008 – Plenty of Horn News

Check this out!

Currently under delicate construction!

Our fearless Hunters and Collectors art leader, Rob Miles, has been working to the grindstone designing this monster.

Eight drawers, each holding two separate CD’s or DVD’s. Each CD in a case, original artwork on the front and information inside.

The mysterious Spare Parts CD, contents mostly unknown, is utilising the snake artwork from the UK “Holy Grail” single.

The EP collection appears to have been titled “Three X E.P.”, from what we can see in the image.

16 discs. 14 CD’s and 2 DVD’s.

More secrets to be revealed…

 

26 September 2008 – Great Australian Albums

The Great Australian Albums documentary on Human Frailty, aired on SBS television on the weekend, will soon be available on DVD. Release dates are being reported as either the 8th of October 2008 or the 22nd of October 2008. Being cynics, we are leaning towards the second release date 🙂

 

22 September 2008 – Favourite Song

Mark’s favourite Australian song of the last 20 years, as published by The Australian…

Treaty � Yothu Yindi

If ever there were a song that blazed a path of hope and commitment to a better future for this country, it would have to be Treaty by Yothu Yindi. Released in 1991 as a dancefloor anthem, it demanded that white Australia remember the promise made by Bob Hawke in 1988 that the Australian government would one day formally recognise at the core of the nation�s constitution, the sovereignty of ownership of this continent by its original inhabitants, the Australian Aborigines. And incredibly, white Australia lapped it up. Treaty roars with anger and pride. It is one of those great Australian songs that appeal to our better nature and resound for decades afterwards.

 

22 September 2008 – Pssst

An interesting recording can be found at The Striped Sunlight Sound.

 

18 September 2008 – Human Frailty Special

The Great Australian Albums feature on the classic Hunters and Collectors album “Human Frailty” is to be aired on SBS this Saturday the 20th of September 2008 at 10pm.

 

8 September 2008 – Horn of Plenty

Details are emerging on the great Hunters and Collectors 16 disc box set, Horn of Plenty, scheduled for release on the 22nd of November (though this may be the 15th of November).

We can now reveal the likely contents to be the nine studio albums, the Mutations rarities disc, Living in Large Room and Lounges (two CD), Under One Roof and The Way To Go Out on one DVD, Natural Selection DVD, an EP collection and Spare Parts.

Spare Parts is a collection of rare material of much curiosity to us obsessed fans. It appears that most of the material on this disc has never been released. One corker of a track that has been released that will allegedly appear is the powerful live version of “Faraway Man” that appears on the US only promo “Live Material”.

Stay tuned…

 

6 September 2008 – Brisbane Writers Festival

The Brisbane Writers Festival (September 17-21) is more than a Festival for writers; it’s for everyone who reads.

This year we are proud to announce the appearance of Mark Seymour in the Festival. Front man and songwriter to rock band Hunters and Collectors for eighteen years, Mark has since released six solo albums and composed for film, television and theatre. His book Thirteen Tonne Theory, which was released in March, will be a point of discussion in this year�s Festival:

Thirteen Tonne Theory (N5)
Friday 19th September, 6:00PM-7:00PM, State Library of QLD
Mark Seymour in conversation with Noel Mengel
Presented by Lach, Stock and Barrel

Mark will also be appearing in:
In Spitting Distance: A Life on the Stage (74)
Sunday 21st September, 10:00AM-11:00AM, State Library of QLD The Marquee
A panel discussion between Kate Fitzpatrick, William McInnes, and Mark Seymour
Chaired by Phil Brown
Free event

For more information about the program and festival, head to our websitewww.brisbanewritersfestival.com.au. Copies of the program can also be found in Brisbane City Council Libraries, selected bookshops and coffee shops. To reserve your tickets call qtix on 136 246 or visit www.qtix.com.au

 

2 September 2008 – Mark Gossip!

From Mark’s recent weekend in Sydney, we can report…

– A compilation CD to support The Buttery, a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre immortalised in the classic Paul Kelly song “To Her Door”, will include Mark’s “Walk Through Fire”. The CD is due in October 2008.

– Mark has began very early work on his fifth studio album, the followup to “Westgate”.

– New songs being played live at the moment are “Road to Alamogordo”, “Nothing but the Wheel” and “Riding in the Rain”.

 

30 August 2008 – Mark Seymour Setlist

30 August 2008, Milton Theatre, Milton (South Coast New South Wales), Australia – excellent venue and audience

01 introduction (from hosts)
02 Road to Alamogordo
03 Jerusalem
04 When the River Runs Dry
05 Walk Through Fire
06 Master of Spin
07 Ballad of the One Eyed Man
08 Westgate
09 Mississauga
10 Nothing but the Wheel
11 intermission
12 Light on the Hill
13 Holy Grail
14 18 Again
15 Love is a Heavy Load
16 Say Goodbye
17 Tobruk Pin
18 Richard Cory
19 Throw Your Arms Around Me
20 Ready to Go
21 encore break
22 True Tears of Joy
23 Parting Glass

 

 

29 August 2008 – Mark Seymour Setlist

29 August 2008, The Vanguard, Newtown (Sydney), Australia

01 Road to Alamogordo
02 Jerusalem
03 When The River Runs Dry
04 Walk Through Fire
05 Master of Spin
06 Ballad of the One Eyed Man
07 Westgate
08 Mississauga
09 Nothing but the Wheel
10 Light on the Hill
11 18 Again
12 Love is a Heavy Load
13 Say Goodbye
14 encore break
15 Tobruk Pin
16 Ready To Go
17 Throw Your Arms Around Me
18 Richard Cory

 

 

28 August 2008 – Mark Seymour Setlist

28 August 2008, The Vanguard, Newtown (Sydney), Australia

01 Road to Alamogordo
02 Jerusalem
03 Walk Through Fire
04 Master of Spin
05 When the River Runs Dry
06 Ballad of the One Eyed Man
07 Westgate
08 Mississauga
09 Nothing But The Wheel
10 Light on the Hill
11 Riding in the Rain
12 Love is a Heavy Load
13 Say Goodbye
14 18 Again
15 Throw Your Arms Around Me
16 (encore break)
17 Tobruk Pin
18 Richard Cory

 

20 August 2008 – Surf

In completely unimportant news, Mark Seymour appears to have sold asurfboard on Ebay, as revealed on the blog of the buyer.

 

8 August 2008 – The Letter

Jack Howard has been busier than ever and delivers this letter to all—

Howdy troops.

It may seem like musical life has been very quiet down here in Elwood but nothing could be further from the truth.

This year, I’ve sung bass in an opera, played at The E.J.Whitten Legends Game, played at the launch of Airway Lanes’ new CD, been writing heaps of new songs with the school bands that I run (Tavish and the Wesley jazz ensembles) and I’ve got a new CD in the can due for release next year (tentatively titled “Lost Horizon”). The Elwood Dads’ Band have also been playing all over the place.

My big news is that I’m the musical director of a brand new Australian musical, “Call Girl”, written by Melbourne actor/comedienne/musician Tracy Harvey. Tracy got me involved earlier this year and we’ve been having a ball. Go to www.callgirlbiz.com for details about the show and how you can buy tickets.

I’ve also got a few shows coming up with The Long Lost Brothers – we’re at The Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy on Fridays Aug.29th and Oct.3rd; we’re at Bar 9T4 in Richmond on Saturdays Sept. 6th and 20th; and we’ll be at Chaucer’s Bottleshop in Malvern on Fri.Oct.10th…..and on October 20th, I turn 50!! If you’re wondering how I maintain my hunky looks, it’s my moisturiser, darlings. I don’t go anywhere without it.

Cheers – see you on the other side.

 

7 August 2008 – Great Australian Albums DVD

The “Great Australian Albums” special on the Hunters and Collectors albumHuman Frailty is due to be released on DVD on the 8th of October 2008.

The special on Powderfinger’s Odyssey #5 album is due to be released on the same day. The specials on Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads and Go Betweens’ 16 Lovers Lane are due to be released on the 17th of September 2008.

 

6 August 2008 – Human Frailty Special

The Great Australian Albums feature on the classic Hunters and Collectors album “Human Frailty” is to be aired on SBS on Saturday the 27th of September 2008.

 

5 August 2008 – Rare Mark Song

A relatively rare Mark Seymour track, Flower in the Dark, can be found on YouTube at the moment.

[Thanks Tammy!]

 

16 July 2008 – Mark Song in World Vision Campaign

A Mark Seymour solo acoustic version of “Do You See What I See?” is being used as a theme for a World Vision campaign in Australia.

 

14 July 2008 – Call Girl the Musical

Announcing “Call Girl the Musical”, a brand new Australian production set in a call centre… featuring 23 songs arranged by Jack Howard and performed by the Elwood Dad’s Band and Friends. Click here for more information.

 

24 June 2008 – Hunters Box Release Date

The Hunters and Collectors box set, “Horn of Plenty”, is planned to be released in November this year. Containing a massive 16 discs, the contents of which are far from finalised, early indications are that this is one massive, ambitious project…

 

23 June 2008 – Hunters Box Set Title

Mysterious details of the planned Hunters and Collectors box set continue to drift our way… The title has now been confirmed “Horn of Plenty – A Cornucopia of Hunters and Collectors.”

 

22 June 2008 – Marta

Mark Seymour and Cameron McKenzie (heavily involved in Mark’s solo career) have been working with a new Australian artist, Mara Pacek. Known as Marta, Mark has cowritten a number of Marta’s songs and Cameron McKenzie has produced her debut EP “All the Good Ones Have Gone”. Find more informationhere.

 

1 June 2008 – The Closest Living Thing

A new Mark Seymour CD has been released in Scandinavia by Promising Records called The Closest Living Thing. This album is a ‘best of’ the Australian Mark Seymour acoustic albums Daytime and the Dark and Titanic. Promising Records have also released a Do You See What I See? acoustic promotional CD to coincide with this release. Click here for more information on The Closest Living Thing.

 

20 May 2008 – Hunters Box Set!

There is a Hunters and Collectors box set on the way! While details are scarce at the moment, we believe it will be comprehensive and are hoping for as manyrarities to appear as possible!

 

17 May 2008 – Mark Seymour Set List

From the Mark Seymour and James Reyne gig tonight at the Coolangatta Hotel on Queensland’s Gold Coast:

01 Slave (Reyne)
02 Any Day Above Ground (Reyne)
03 Hammerhead (Reyne)
04 Jackson (Reyne)
05 Reckless (Reyne)
06 One More River (Reyne)
07 Little Man You’ve Had a Busy Day (Reyne)
08 Downhearted (Reyne)
09 Fall of Rome (Reyne)
10 Errol (Reyne)
11 Talking to a Stranger (Seymour)
12 Westgate (Seymour)
13 Do You See What I See (Seymour)
14 You Stole My Thunder (Seymour)
15 True Tears of Joy (Seymour)
16 Holy Grail (Seymour)
17 Love is a Heavy Load (Seymour)
18 Say Goodbye (Seymour)
19 Ready to Go (Seymour)
20 Throw Your Arms Around Me (Seymour)
21 Rich Girl (Reyne, Seymour)
22 Ship of Fools (Reyne, Seymour)
23 Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Reyne, Seymour)
24 April Sun in Cuba (Reyne, Seymour)
25 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Reyne, Seymour)
26 Psychokiller (Reyne, Seymour)
27 Helpless (Reyne, Seymour)

 

16 May 2008 – Mark Seymour Set List

From the Mark Seymour and James Reyne gig tonight at the Tivoli in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley:

01 Talking to a Stranger (Seymour)
02 Westgate (Seymour)
03 Do You See What I See (Seymour)
04 You Stole My Thunder (Seymour)
05 True Tears of Joy (Seymour)
06 Holy Grail (Seymour)
07 Love is a Heavy Load (Seymour)
08 Say Goodbye (Seymour)
09 Ready to Go (Seymour)
10 When the River Runs Dry (Seymour)
11 Throw Your Arms Around Me (Seymour)
12 Slave (Reyne)
13 Any Day Above Ground (Reyne)
14 Hammerhead (Reyne)
15 Jackson (Reyne)
16 Reckless (Reyne)
17 One More River (Reyne)
18 Little Man You’ve Had a Busy Day (Reyne)
19 Downhearted (Reyne)
20 Fall of Rome (Reyne)
21 Errol (Reyne)
22 Boys Light Up (Reyne)
23 Rich Girl (Reyne, Seymour)
24 Ship of Fools (Reyne, Seymour)
25 Sex and Drug and Rock and Roll (Reyne, Seymour)
26 April Sun in Cuba (Reyne, Seymour)
27 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Reyne, Seymour)
28 Psychokiller (Reyne, Seymour)
29 Helpless (Reyne, Seymour)

 

 

30 April 2008 – Jack Howard Gig Update

A message from Jack to all…

I’ll be playing at Chaucer’s, Burke Rd., Malvern on May 1st and 15th with young Nicky Del Rey on guitar and man of mystery Barry Stockley on the upright bass. We start at 7.00 and finish at 9.00 – civilized hours, I must say.
You can also catch me with The Ambassadors Of Love, John Berto and Barry at Fox In The Box in Martin St., Brighton on Fridays 2nd, 9th and 16th May. The pleasure will be all yours! And ours, of course – we love to play! See you there.

 

9 April 2008 – Strange Jack Howard Gig…

Straight from Jack Howard… 🙂

Sean Kelly, Andrew Duffield and Mark Ferrie from The Models, Jack Howard from The Hunnas, the legendary Billy Miller and Big Cal rock the Oakleigh Bowling Club (Drummond St., Oakleigh) on Fri.Apr.11th. God knows what they’ll be playing but it will be entertaining, full of joie-de-vivre and totally danceable. $15.00 on the door and the cheapest beer in town.

Diarise it now!!!

 

10 March 2008 – Great Australian Albums

The classic Hunters and Collectors album “Human Frailty” is one of four albums that will be featured in the second series of Great Australian Albums on SBS! The other three albums to get a run in this series are “16 Lovers Lane” by the Go-Betweens, Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger.

 

3 March 2008 – Mark Seymour Book In Stores!

Mark Seymour’s new book Thirteen Tonne Theory is now available in book stores across Australia!

 

3 March 2008 – Thirteen Tonne Theory Promotion

A number of ‘in conversation with Mark’ functions are happening to promote his new book “Thirteen Tonne Theory”. Thanks to Loud…

For those who can come out to meet Mark and hear his thoughts on his book / answering audience questions and reading some passages from his book Thirteen Tonne Theory head to:

Tuesday 4th March – SYDNEY
NSW EVENT: In conversation with…..
Bookseller: Better Read than Dead
At: Velvet Lounge, Bank Hotel, 324 King Street, Newtown
Bookings: 02 9557 8700 � Tickets: $10 per head
Evening commences: 6:30pm…… (finishes approximately 7:30pm) Mark also will sign books on the night.

Thursday 6th March – BRISBANE
QLD EVENT: In conversation with…..
Bookseller: Avid Reader
At: In-Store, Avid Reader, Shop 1, 193 Boundary St, West End
Evening commences: 6:30pm…… (finishes approximately 7:30pm) Mark also will sign books on the night.

Friday 14th March – MELBOURNE
VIC EVENT: In Conversation with Mick Thomas
Bookseller: READINGS
At: In-store, 309 Lygon Street, Carlton
Evening commences: 6:00pm…… (finishes approximately 7:00pm) Mark also will sign books on the night.

 

2 March 2008 – Mark’s Book Winners

Thankyou to everyone who entered the competition to win Mark’s new bookThirteen Tonne Theory. We have determined the ten winners, who will each soon be receiving a fresh off the press copy of Mark’s book.

The winners are:
Andrew D (We The People)
Briony H (Back in the Hole)
Dave S (We The People)
Jeremy P (Easy)
John O (Say Goodbye)
Julia B (The One & Only You)
Luke R (Talking to a Stranger)
Nick D (Back on the Breadline)
Ross L (Head Above Water)
Steve P (What’s A Few Men?)

 

9 February 2008 – Win Mark’s Book!

Note: Competition Closed

Thanks to Penguin, True Believers has ten copies of Mark’s new book “Thirteen Tonne Theory” to give away to Australian residents!

Simple e-mail True Believers at stuart.fenech@gmail.com with:

 (1) Your name
 (2) Your postal address
 (3) 25 words or less on your favourite Hunters and Collectors song (beyond Grail and Arms)

The small print:
 Entries close on 1 March 2008.
 Winners notified by e-mail 2 March 2008.
 Book in Australian stores 3 March 2008.

Points for creativity, obscurity and entertainment.

 

1 February 2008 – Mark Book Release Date

Mark Seymour’s book, “Thirteen Tonne Theory”, will be available in Australian book stores from Monday the 3rd of March 2008. As those of us who enjoyed Mark’s writing on his Internet site in 2004 and 2005 (many of which can still be found here) know, this should be a fantastic read.

 

10 January 2008 – Mark Book in March

Mark Seymour’s book about the Hunters and Collectors days, “Thirteen Tonne Theory”, is due to be released in March 2008 by Penguin.

 

2 December 2007 – Bondi to Bedlam Audio Samples

Please click here to enjoy four audio samples from Mark Seymour’s new DVD,From Bondi to Bedlam.

 

1 December 2007 – Mark Seymour DVD In Stores!

Mark Seymour’s new live DVD From Bondi to Bedlam is now in Australian stores! The all region DVD was recorded in Melbourne on the 27th of September 2007. The audio and video quality are fantastic, and better than anything we have enjoyed to date. An extensive, revealing interview is included as bonus material.

 

22 November 2007 – Jack Howard Update

A message from Jack!

“Hi, punters – we have rain! The Elwood Dads’ Band (our Elwood Primary fund-raising band) make a rare public appearance this Sat.Nov.24th at The Rosstown Hotel in Carnegie; and on Fri.Nov.3oth, my good self and the Horns Of Yore will be playing at the EG Awards with The Living End, Joe Camilleri and Steve Lucas. On Sun.Dec.2nd, John Berto and I will be playing at Hickinbotham Winery in Dromana from 1.00-4.00; and On Dec.7th, we’ll be back at The Elwood RSL. It’s nearly all happening – sort of.”

 

2 November 2007 – Mark Seymour DVD Release Date

Mark’s upcoming live DVD “From Bondi to Bedlam” is due for release on Saturday the 1st of December 2007… All involved are working tirelessly to make this in time for Christmas date… 🙂 James Reyne fans may like to note that he also has out a live DVD on the same date, titled “One Night in Melbourne”.

 

2 November 2007 – Mark Seymour DVD Track Listing

We have the track listing for Mark’s upcoming live DVD “From Bondi to Bedlam”! Incredibly, every full song from the Espy gig in September has made the DVD!

01. Richard Cory
02. She’s Not Fooling Around
03. Eighteen Again
04. True Tears Of Joy
05. Year Of the Dog
06. Should To Cry On
07. Mississauga
08. Titanic
09. Do You See What I See?
10. Jerusalem
11. When the River Runs Dry
12. Back In the Hole
13. Westgate
14. Walk Through Fire
15. Ghost of vainglory
16. Master Of Spin
17. Waratah Street
18. Feel the Lord
19. Head Above Water
20. Tobruk Pin
21. Love Is A Heavy Load
22. The Slab
23. Throw Your Arms Around Me
24. Last Ditch Cabaret
25. Parting Glass

 

1 November 2007 – Mark Seymour DVD Title

Mark’s gig recorded for DVD at the Espy on the 27th of September is going to be released with the title of “From Bondi to Bedlam”.

 

15 October 2007 – X “At Home With You” Album

A superb 2 CD remaster of the 1985 X album “At Home With You” is available new in Australia. This album features the Hunters horn section on three tracks, with Jeremy himself on a further track. X were Australian punk pub rock pioneers led by Steve Lucas and the late Ian Rilen.

 

30 September 2007 – True Believers Media

The humble True Believers Media section has surpassed 200 articles. Enjoy!

 

29 September 2007 – Titanic in Stores

Mark Seymour’s new acoustic album Titanic is available in Australian stores today! Titanic can also be purchased online through music stores including JB’s Hi-Fi, Sanity and Chaos.

 

27 September 2007 – Espy Gig DVD Recording

Click here to read webmaster Stuart’s comments on the Mark Seymour live DVD recording on the 27th of September at the Espy in Melbourne, including a set list…

 

25 September 2007 – Jack Howard Freebies!

Jack Howard has a number of freebies available for download on his Internet site, including four unreleased tracks! Click here to enjoy.

 

23 September 2007 – Jack Howard Update

Lots of updates from Jack…!

 Jack is playing the Elwood RSL on the 2nd of November 2007 and 9th of November 2007. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 Hunters horn section is playing with the Living End at The Age’s E.G. Awards at the Price of Wales on Friday November the 30th 2007. Jack might also be playing an X track with Steve Lucas.

 Jack’s trumpet can he heard on Tim Roger’s latest album, “The Luxury of Hysteria”. Jack has also played live with Tim recently.

 

23 September 2007 – Melbourne Gig Fan Meet

Since many of us from across and beyond Australia are gathering in Melbourne for the filming of Mark Seymour’s new gig on Thursday night, there will be an informal fan gathering prior to the show. The plan is to catch dinner and a couple of drinks before the show. Details:

Time/Date: 5pm Thursday 27 September 2007
Location: Front of the Prince of Wales Hotel, 29 Fitzroy St St Kilda VIC 3182.

No need to book or anything, though e-mail me at stuart.fenech@gmail.combefore Thursday if you would like my mobile number. Look for a couple of remarkably uncool six foot 20-something lads on the night 🙂

– Stuart Fenech, True Believers webmaster

 

22 September 2007 – Mark Titanic Samples

In addition to the full length samples from Titanic available on Mark’s MySpace, True Believers has four new short samples available on the Audio page. For a cross section of the album, we have picked Everything’s On Fire, Talking To A Stranger, Titanic and Parting Glass.

 

17 September 2007 – Titanic Artwork

Click here to view the full artwork from Mark’s new acoustic album “Titanic”.

 

17 August 2007 – Titanic Samples

Two full length samples from Mark’s upcoming live acoustic album are available on Mark’s MySpace. Check them out – Say Goodbye and, wait for it, Talking to A Stranger…

 

17 August 2007 – Upcoming Mark & James Tour

Mark Seymour and James Reyne are touring, following their immensely successful 2005 co headlining tour. At the same time that Mark is releasing his new live acoustic album “Titanic”, James Reyne will be releasing his equivalent live acoustic album “Ghost Ships”.

At each gig, Mark and James will have separate 45 minute solo sets, followed by a half hour combined set. The combined set, which was a particular highlight of the last tour, will therefore be longer this time. The dates, venues and ticket lines are:

 Friday 2nd November at the Prince Of Wales, St Kilda, Victoria. Phone (03) 9536 1168.

 Sunday 4th November at the Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre, Victoria. Phone 136 100.

 Friday 9th November at the Rooty Hill RSL Club, New South Wales. Phone (02) 9625 5500.

 Saturday 10th November at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales. Phone 132 849 or 1300 GET TIX.

 Sunday 11th November at the Cronulla Leagues Club, New South Wales. Phone (02) 9523 0222.

 Saturday 17th November at the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, South Australia. Phone (08) 8225 8888.

 Friday 23rd November at the The Tivoli, Brisbane, Queensland. Phone 132 849.

 Saturday 24th November at the Southport RSL, Queensland. Phone (07) 5531 2289.

 Friday 30th November at the Leopold Hotel, West Australia. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 Saturday 1st December at the Mundaring Weir Hotel, West Australia. Phone (08) 9295 1106

 Sunday 2nd December at the Bridgetown Hotel, West Australia. Phone (08) 9761 1034.

 Saturday 8th December at the Peninsula Lounge, Moorooduc, Victoria. Phone (03) 59 788 955.

 

11 August 2007 – Online Jack Howard Interview

Click here to listen to a comprehensive Salty interview with Jack Howard.

 

11 August 2007 – Mark Seymour Titanic Track Listing

The track listing for Mark Seymour’s upcoming acoustic live in studio album “Titanic” has appears on the Internet…

01. Say Goodbye

02. True Believers

03. The One and Only You

04. Back in the Hole

05. Blind Eye

06. She’s Not Fooling Around

07. Titanic

08. Everything’s On Fire

09. When You Fall

10. Long Way to the Water

11. Talking to a Stranger

12. Hear No Evil

13. Dog

14. Parting Glass
A strange collection of songs indeed…

 

7 August 2007 – Jack Howard Album Launch Saturday!

Jack and the Long Lost Brothers are launching their “My Lucky Day” album in the centre of Melbourne this Saturday. Join the lads for a night of fine music at The Toff in Town, Level 2, Curtin House, on 252 Swanston Street. Dan Hall is supporting for the evening…

 

3 August 2007 – New Mark Seymour Acoustic Album

Mark Seymour’s Internet site has announced that a new Mark Seymour live in studio acoustic album will be released on the 27th of September this year. Titled “Titanic”, after the song on Hunters and Collectors “Juggernaut” album, the album will be along the lines of “Daytime and the Dark”. Songs from the Mark Seymour and Hunters and Collectors back catalogue are likely to appear on the album.

 

2 August 2007 – Special Mark Seymour Gig

Big fans of Mark Seymour’s solo work may want to visit the forum on Mark Seymour’s Internet site.

 

2 August 2007 – Mark Seymour Gig Update – Including Sweden

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Saturday 18 August 2007 at 9:30pm. See the Vault. The Vault. 53 Fryers St, Shepparton, entry from Maude St driveway opp Aussie bottle shop, Shepparton, Victoria 3630. Phone (03) 5821 0771 or 0409 02 1951.

 Friday 24 August 2007 at 6:30pm. $55 (seated show only) or $95 (dinner and show). New Capers. 124 Burwood Rd (corner Burwood Rd and Power St), Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122. Phone (03) 9819 1797 or visit www.newcapers.com.au.

 Saturday 25 August 2007 at 6:30pm. $55 (seated show only) or $95 (dinner and show). New Capers. 124 Burwood Rd (corner Burwood Rd and Power St), Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122. Phone (03) 9819 1797 or visit www.newcapers.com.au.

 Thursday 30 August 2007 at 7:00pm. Price TBA. Mosebacke Etablissement, Mosebacke torg 3, 116 46 Stockholm, Sweden.

 Saturday 1 September 2007 at 7:00pm. Price TBA. Sticky Fingers. Kaserntorget 7, 411 18 Goteborg, Sweden.

 

1 August 2007 – Jack Howard Famous Blue Raincoat Promo

Jack Howard played trumpet with the late, great Hunters and Collectors and since 2000, he has released four fine CD’s of his own. His latest, “My Lucky Day”, has just hit the airwaves. The CD features Jack and his band, The Long Lost Brothers; but it also includes six beautifully intimate tracks recorded with guitarist John Berto. On Thursday 16th August, Jack and John, along with double bassist, Barry Stockley, will be playing a very special dinner and show at The Famous Blue Raincoat. They’ll be performing Jack’s powerful original songs as well as a selection of some of their favourite covers. This is a rare chance to see Jack up close doing what he does best with a couple of Melbourne’s finest musos. Add to this the fine food and wonderful atmosphere of The Famous Blue Raincoat and you’ve got a show that you really don’t want to miss. Bookings at http://www.famousblueraincoat.com.au .

 

25 July 2007 – Jack Howard Gig and Appearance Update

Jack Howard is keeping busy promoting his new album, “My Lucky Day”:

 Friday 27 July 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Friday 3 August 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Saturday 4 August 2007 at 9:00pm. Bar 9T4, 94 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Wednesday 8 August 2007 at 9:00pm. Radio interview on ABC 774. Jack and Nick.

 Thursday 9 August 2007 at 6:00pm. In store appearance at Readings, 112 Acland St, St Kilda Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9525 3852. Jack, Nick and Barry.

 Thursday 9 August 2007 at 8:15pm. Radio interview on Neil Rogers’ RRR show. Jack.

 Friday 10 August 2007 at 7:00pm. Chaucer’s Bottle Shop, 155 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Victoria 3146. Jack, John and Barry. Phone (03) 9509 7936.

 Saturday 11 August 2007 at 9:00pm. Album launch. Special guest Dan Hall. The Toff In Town. Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Phone (03) 9639 8770. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Thursday 16 August 2007 at 6:00pm. The Famous Blue Raincoat. 25b Vernon Street, South Kingsville, Victoria 3015. Phone (03) 9391 8520. Jack, John and Barry.

 Thursday 23 August 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack, John and Barry.

 Friday 31 August 2007 at 9:00pm. Barwon Club Hotel. 509 Moorabool St, Geelong, Victoria 3220 Phone (03) 5221 4584. Jack, John and Barry.

 Saturday 8 September 2007 at 9:00pm. Mt Dandenong Hotel. 1451 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788. Phone (03) 9751 1202. The Long Lost Brothers.

 

14 July 2007 – New Jack Audio Samples Online

There are four new sound samples from Jack Howard’s “My Lucky Day” album, released today, in the audio section…

 

14 July 2007 – New Jack Howard Album Released!

Jack Howard’s excellent new album, “My Lucky Day”, is now available in Australian music stores. The album is available over the Internet from retailers including JB’s Hi Fi, Sanity and Chaos. Click here to visit Jack’s Internet site.

 

13 July 2007 – Shark Bar Setlist and Comments

Please find below the set list and brief comments from Mark Seymour’s Gold Coast gig of 13 July 2007.

01. 18 Again

02. Year of the Dog

03. Do You See What I See?

04. True Tears of Joy

05. Westgate

06. Master of Spin

07. Ghost of Vainglory

08. A Shoulder To Cry On

09. Walk Through Fire

10. Jerusalem

11. When The River Runs Dry

12. Head Above Water

13. Love is a Heavy Load

14. Hell Broke Free

15. The Slab

(encore break)

16. Tobruk Pin

17. Holy Grail

(encore break)

18. Feel the Lord

19. Throw Your Arms Around Me
Some comments:

 The Shark Bar is located in Burleigh, on the Gold Coast, about 1.5 hours drive from central Brisbane.

 The Shark Bar was close to a beach and had a ‘surfy’ vibe.

 The venue was at around capacity.

 Many dedicated fans in the audience, familiar with the Westgate album.

 Very high level of annoying audience chatter. This harmed more subtle songs.

 Audience chatter partially compensated by higher volume than usual. My ears were ringing afterwards.

 This was the first full length band gig I have been to, and I was impressed by the band.

 Highlights included Love is a Heavy Load, Westgate and, almost from surprise value, Feel the Lord.

 Massive singalong to Holy Grail and Throw Your Arms Around Me.

 Only two songs from Westgate not played (Mississauga and Light on the Hill).

 As with many Mark fans, I would have preferred more Mark solo material and less Hunters and Collectors.

 Audience more drunk than usual. Boys only a couple of years younger than myself passing less than gracefully into adulthood. Self absorption and aggression. Only luck prevented fights breaking out.

 Two encores – it helped that drunk people like chants.

 Gossip from Mark is that Liberation Records are interested in a live DVD.

 Such a live DVD may possibly be recorded in the Gershwin Room at the Espy in Melbourne.

 

12 July 2007 – My Lucky Day Art and Track Listing

Please click here to view the full artwork and track listing for Jack Howard’s new album, “My Lucky Day”, which is to be released this Saturday.

 

27 June 2007 – Media Section

We now have over 180 articles in the Media section, including materials from the briefly functioning Hunters and Collectors fan club (courtesy of fan James). If you have not been to the media section for a little while, we recommendgiving it a visit and checking out the latest additions.

 

22 June 2007 – Jack Howard Album Release Date

Jack Howard’s third full length studio album, “My Lucky Day”, will be in stores from Saturday the 14th of July, 2007.

 

22 June 2007 – A Message From Jack

Jack Howard has a message for all on his new album and upcoming gigs…

“Well, we have a release date now – “My Lucky Day” will be a worldwide phenomenon on Sat.14th July and mankind will never be the same again!

We’ll be doing an instore appearance at Readings in Acland Street in St.Kilda on Thurs. 9th August and we’ll be launching “MLD” (as its known in the trade) on Sat.11th August at The Toff In Town in Curtin House, Swanston St., Melbourne. I’m so excited! I finally took delivery of my new baby the other day and I’m a very proud father!

In other breaking news, keep an ear out for the upcoming Airway Lanes CD and the forthcoming Tim Rogers CD for a royal taste of our happening new brass section – it’s a French horn-led recovery, I tells ya.

For a Midnight Oil/H & C double, come down to the Northcote Social Club on Thursday 12th July. Rob Hirst will be there with his band, The Ghostwriters, supported by yours truly and the Brothers. Our horn section may get up and have a blast with Rob’s team while we’re there.

It’s all good news!”

 

18 June 2007 – Mark Seymour on the Today Show

Click here to view Mark performing “Westgate” on the Today Show in Australia.

[Thanks Tammy]

 

16 June 2007 – Living in Large Rooms Back in Stores

The classic Hunters and Collectors double live album “Living in Large Rooms and Lounges” is now back in stores, thanks to Liberation Records.

 

16 June 2007 – Ghost Nation to be Re-released in USA

The classic 1989 Hunters and Collectors album “Ghost Nation” is going to be re-released in the USA. The Collectors Choice label will place the album back in stores from the 26th of June 2007.

[Thanks Tammy]

 

7 June 2007 – New Mark Seymour Internet Site Launched

Mark Seymour’s Internet site has been completely relaunched to coincide with the release of his new album, “Westgate”. Check it out!

 

2 June 2007 – Westgate In Stores!

Mark Seymour’s excellent new studio album “Westgate” can now be found in Australian music stores. “Westgate” can purchased through stores such as JB’s Hi-Fi and Sanity. A digital version is also available through ITunes, which includes two bonus tracks.

 

1 June 2007 – Jack Howard ‘Secrets and White Lies’

Jack Howard has printed a few copies of his long deleted “Secrets and White Lies” album and is selling them for $22. If you are interested in a copy, please send an e-mail to stuart.fenech@gmail.com and we will hook you up with Jack.

 

1 June 2007 – Westgate Samples

Four samples from Westgate are now featured on True Believers. Click here to access the new samples, which include the new classic “Walk Through Fire” and the Internet sale only “Monday to Friday”.

 

31 May 2007 – Vale Chappo

Andrew Chapman
May 1960 – May 2007

Amid the drudgery of the day-to-day travelling rock’n’roll grind, one bloke always had a smile, a joke, a good word to say about everyone. A bloke who made your day go easier, and could be depended on to do his job just that little bit better than he really needed to. More than a friend, more than a workmate. See you later, Chappo. Bon voyage and thanks.

Hunters.

 

30 May 2007 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard is keeping busy in the lead up to the release of his “My Lucky Day” album:

 Sunday 3 June 2007 at 3:00pm. Belgian Beer Caf� Bluestone. 557 St Kilda Road / Moubray Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3004. Phone (03) 9529 2899.

 Thursday 7 June 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 14 June 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 21 June 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 28 June 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 5 July 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Saturday 7 July 2007. The Rosstown Hotel. Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

 Thursday 12 July 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 19 July 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 26 July 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Saturday 11 August 2007 at 9:00pm. Album launch. The Toff In Town. Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Full band. Phone (03) 9639 8770.

Note: Alternating Thursday night gigs at Plan B and the Elwood RSL to continue beyond the above listed gigs.

 

28 May 2007 – Westgate Lyrics

The lyrics to Mark’s new album “Westgate”, in Australian stores on the 2nd of June, are now online. Click here for more information on “Westgate”.

01. Westgate
02. Tobruk Pin
03. Jerusalem
04. Love Is A Heavy Load
05. Walk Through Fire
06. The Year Of The Dog
07. Hell Broke Free
08. 18 Again
09. Master Of Spin
10. Feel The Lord
11. Mississauga
12. The Light On The Hill

 

27 May 2007 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Friday 15 June 2007 at 8:30pm. $25 + booking fee or $28 (door). Sydney Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Tickets through The Bridge, Moshtix and Ticketek. The Bridge – phone (02) 9810 1260. Moshtix – phone (02) 9209 4614 or visit www.moshtix.com.au . Ticketek – phone 132 849 or visit www.ticketek.com .

 Saturday 16 June 2007 at 8:00pm. $25. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Dee Why RSL Club. Level 3 ‘Auditorium’, 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, New South Wales, 2099. Phone (02) 9454 4000.

 Friday 22 June 2007 at 6pm. $25 (book) or $28 (door). Supported by Jess McAvoy. The Peninsula Lounge. Corner Moorooduc and Eramosa Road, 990 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc, Victoria, 3933. Phone (03) 5978 8955 or visitwww.peninsulalounge.com.au.

 Saturday 23 June 2007 at 8:30pm. $20 + booking fee or $25 (door). Melbourne Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Gershwin Room, The Espy (Esplanade Hotel). 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182. The Espy phone (03) 9534 0211. Tickets through Moshtix – phone (03) 9017 1125 or visit www.moshtix.com.au .

 Thursday 28 June 2007 at 6:30pm. Cost unknown. Solo. Friends Restaurant. 20 Terrace Road, Hyatt Centre, East Perth, Western Australia, 6004. Phone (08) 9221 0885.

 Friday 29 June 2007 at 8:00pm. $28. Leopold Hotel. Band. 326 Canning Highway, Bicton, Western Australia, 6157. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 Saturday 30 June 2007 at 8:30pm. $28 or $30 (door). Band. Civic Hotel. Corner Beaufort Street and Wood Street, Inglewood, Western Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 Sunday 1 July 2007 at 4:30pm. $25. Trio. Supports to be announced. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 Saturday 7 July 2007 at 8:00pm. $25 + booking fee or $28 (door). Adelaide Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8340 0744 or visitwww.thegov.com.au .

 Friday 13 July 2007 at 8:00pm. $25. Band. Brisbane Westgate album launch. The Living Room. 2 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 5577 8999 or Internet. Tickets also from: Skinny’s Music, 85 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3229 2389 and Rockinghorse Records, 245 Albert Street, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3229 5360.

 

26 May 2007 – Good Brisbane Venues

There is a long standing difficulty with Mark touring Brisbane, relating to finding good venues. If you know of any decidedly good venues, from a musicians perspective, could you please e-mail them to Stuart atstuart.fenech@gmail.com .

 

24 May 2007 – Bonus Westgate Tracks

Two tracks from an early mastered copy of Mark’s new album “Westgate” do not appear in the final version. These tracks, “Monday to Friday” and “The Stayer”, will surface with the album some time in the coming weeks. At the moment, it appears that they will be available over the Internet for purchase on ITunes.

 

22 May 2007 – Westgate Art

Click here to check out the artwork for Mark Seymour’s new album, “Westgate”.

 

17 May 2007 – Final Westgate Release Date

Mark Seymour’s fourth studio solo album, “Westgate”, is still on track to be released on the 2nd of June 2007. Stay tuned for more details.

 

16 May 2007 – Living in Large Rooms Reissue

After a lot of speculation, the reissue of the double CD live album “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges” is definitely happening. The album is simply being reissued, not remastered, and is due to arrive in Australian stores on Saturday the 16th of June 2007.

 

14 May 2007 – Order Westgate Signed!

For a limited time, an autographed copy of Mark Seymour’s upcoming studio album “Westgate” can be ordered through JB’s Hi-Fi for the bargain price of $19.99.

 

13 May 2007 – Westgate Track Listing

The track listing for Mark Seymour’s upcoming Westgate album has been released!

01. Westgate
02. Tobruk Pin
03. Jerusalem
04. Love Is A Heavy Load
05. Walk Through Fire
06. The Year Of The Dog
07. Hell Broke Free
08. 18 Again
09. Master Of Spin
10. Feel The Lord
11. Mississauga
12. The Light On The Hill

 

 

1 May 2007 – Love is a Heavy Load

Click here for an exclusive listen to the fourth track from Mark’s upcoming “Westgate” album, “Love Is A Heavy Load”. Mark has been playing this tale of domestic sadness for around one year now. Enjoy!

 

28 April 2007 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard is keeping busy in the lead up to the release of his “My Lucky Day” album:

 Saturday 5 May 2007 at 10pm. Bar 9T4, 94 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Thursday 10 May 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 17 May 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 24 May 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 31 May 2007 at 9:00pm. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Jack and John Berto.

 Thursday 7 June 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Phone (03) 9428 4422. Jack and John Berto.

 Saturday 7 July 2007. The Rosstown Hotel. Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

Note: Alternating Thursday night gigs at Plan B and the Elwood RSL to continue beyond the above listed gigs.

 

26 April 2007 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Friday 15 June 2007 at 8:30pm. $25 + booking fee or $28 (door). Sydney Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Tickets through The Bridge, Moshtix and Ticketek. The Bridge – phone (02) 9810 1260. Moshtix – phone (02) 9209 4614 or visit www.moshtix.com.au . Ticketek – phone 132 849 or visit www.ticketek.com .

 Saturday 16 June 2007 at 8:00pm. $25. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Dee Why RSL Club. Level 3 ‘Auditorium’, 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, New South Wales, 2099. Phone (02) 9454 4000.

 Friday 22 June 2007 at 6pm. $25 (book) or $28 (door). Supported by Jess McAvoy. The Peninsula Lounge. Corner Moorooduc and Eramosa Road, 990 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc, Victoria, 3933. Phone (03) 5978 8955 or visitwww.peninsulalounge.com.au.

 Saturday 23 June 2007 at 8:30pm. $20 + booking fee or $25 (door). Melbourne Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Gershwin Room, The Espy (Esplanade Hotel). 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182. The Espy phone (03) 9534 0211. Tickets through Moshtix – phone (03) 9017 1125 or visit www.moshtix.com.au .

 Saturday 7 July 2007 at 8:00pm. $25 + booking fee or $28 (door). Adelaide Westgate album launch. Supported by Jess McAvoy. Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8340 0744 or visitwww.thegov.com.au .

 

1 April 2007 – Jerusalem

Click here for an exclusive listen to a third track from Mark’s upcoming “Westgate” album, “Jerusalem”. Being a cover of the 2002 track by American alternative country rocker Steve Earle, “Jerusalem” is the first cover song to appear on a Mark Seymour studio album. Enjoy!

 

31 March 2007 – Great Western Setlist

Luke has sent us a track listing and comments on Mark’s performance today…

“Saw Mark perform as part of the “Day On the Green” at Great Western on Saturday. Another great performance from the great man; he performed with a full band… compared to the other times I have seen him perform, he spoke very little during his performance… The large crowd (700-1000) were right into Marks performance, especially the Hunters songs, but also Westgate and Shoulder To Cry On which both were highlights for me… El Dorado and Love Is A Heavy Load … were good songs and if they are indicative of the “Westgate” album then it will be a great album…”

01. When the River Runs Dry

02. True Tears of Joy

03. Do You See What I See?

04. See You Around

05. Ghost of Vainglory

06. A Shoulder to Cry On

07. Westgate

08. Paradise Downunder

09. Holy Grail

10. Jerusalem

11. What’s A Few Men?

12. El Dorado

13. Love Is A Heavy Load

14. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

 

29 March 2007 – My Lucky Day

Jack Howard has filled us in on his latest plans for his third studio album. Titled “My Lucky Day”, the album is now planned to be on a single disc, featuring a full band album followed by 6 or 7 stripped back vocal and electric guitar tracks. “My Lucky Day” is currently being mastered and should be available by August.

 

28 March 2007 – Jack Howard Gig Update

The latest Jack Howard gigs, from the man himself:

 Thursday 12 April 2007 at 9:00pm. Plan B, 274 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Jack and John.

 Friday 20 April 2007 at 7:00pm. Chaucer’s Bottle Shop, 155 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Victoria 3146. Bring your own food. Jack, John and Barry. Phone (03) 9509 7936.

 Saturday 21 April 2007 at 10pm. Bar 9T4, 94 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. The Long Lost Brothers.

 Saturday 5 May 2007 at 10pm. Bar 9T4, 94 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. The Long Lost Brothers.

 

26 March 2007 – Jack Howard Free For All!

Quick! Go to Jack Howard’s website and download a stack of tracks for free! Go the ‘downloads’ section for this strictly limited offer!

 

25 March 2007 – Jack Howard on MySpace

Former Hunters and Collectors trumpet player and backing vocalist Jack Howard is now on MySpace. Jack joins Mark Seymour and Hunters and Collectors in venturing onto MySpace.

 

27 February 2007 – Tobruk Pin

Click here for an exclusive listen to a second track from Mark’s upcoming “Westgate” album, “Tobruk Pin”. To our ears, this is an usual song structure for Mark, delving into a challenging, sensitive issue. Enjoy!

 

25 February 2007 – Westgate Release Date

Mark Seymour’s fourth studio solo album, “Westgate”, is currently planned to be released on the 2nd of June 2007.

 

6 February 2007 – Down By The River

Click here for an exclusive listen to “Westgate”, the title track from Mark Seymour’s upcoming fourth studio album of the same name. “Westgate” is the first of four brand new songs that will appear on Mark’s MySpace over the coming two months. We hope you enjoy it!

 

31 January 2007 – Westgate Online

We have nutted out a plan to get new Mark Seymour songs on the Internet.

Over the next three months, four new, fully mastered tracks will appear on Mark’s MySpace site, allowing you to listen to his new songs in full for free, but not download them.

The first song put online will be the title track “Westgate”, an industrial relations themed rocker. Mark Seymour’s fourth studio album, “Westgate”, is planned for release in 2007.

 

30 January 2007 – Port Fairy Folk Festival

A note has been posted on Mark’s Internet site for those curious about why he does not appear at the Port Fairy Folk Festival:

Unfortunately Mark Seymour was once again knocked back by the organizers of the Port Fairy folk Festival for the eighth year in a row. For those of you who’ve wondered why this keeps happening we have to say that we don’t have a bloody clue! But hey, we’ll keep on trying!

Cheers

M

 

24 January 2007 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Friday 2 March 2007 at 7:00pm. $22. Heritage Hotel, 240 Princess Highway, Buli, New South Wales, 2516. Phone (02) 4284 5884.

 Saturday 3 March 2007 at 7:00pm. $30. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 Saturday 10 March 2007 at 7:30pm.  $30 (afternoon), $15 (evening). Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series. Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Avenue, Parkville, Victoria 3052. Tickets on sale from Ticketek 136 100. More information.

 Saturday 31 March 2007 at 7:30pm. Cost unknown. A Day on the Green; doors open 2:00pm. Seppelt Wines Great Western (near Ararat). Moyston Road, Great Western, Victoria 3377. Phone (03) 5361 2239.

 Thursday 19 April 2007 at 6:30pm. $95 (dinner and gig). Wellers Restaurant. Pitmans Corner, 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone (03) 9712 0266.

 Friday 20 April 2007 at 6:30pm. $89 (dinner and show). Burrinja Cafe (formerly Uncle Neil’s Place). 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone (03) 9754 1177.

 Saturday 21 April 2007 at 6:30pm. $95 (dinner and show). New Capers. 124 Burwood Rd (corner Burwood Rd and Power St), Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122. Phone (03) 9819 1797.

 

 

22 January 2007 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Thursday January 25, 2007 at 7:00pm. $95 (dinner and show). Oceanus Restaurant. 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach, Western Australia, 6015. Phone (08) 9385 7555.

 Friday March 2, 2007 at 7:00pm. $22. Heritage Hotel, 240 Princess Highway, Buli, New South Wales, 2516. Phone (02) 4284 5884.

 Saturday March 3, 2007 at 7:00pm. $30. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 Saturday March 31, 2007 at 7:30pm. Cost unknown. A Day on the Green; doors open 2:00pm. Seppelt Wines Great Western (near Ararat). Moyston Road, Great Western, Victoria 3377. Phone (03) 5361 2239.

 

18 January 2007 – The Great 2007 Hunters Trade (CLOSED)

Friends!

The time has come for a mammoth fan rarities trade. Four DVD’s are in the trade. Every Hunters and Collectors and Mark Seymour rarity. Every Hunters and Collectors and Mark Seymour bootleg in existence. Video clips you never knew existed. Yes, you can indeed have it all!

It is important to True Believers that people in on this trade have all commercially available Hunters and Collectors and Mark Seymour albums and videos. This material is not a substitute for that which is commercially available. This trade is for serious fans only.

The trade will operate as a tree. Three initial branches (copies of the DVD’s) will be distributed in Australia, Europe and Northern America. Each person is to create two copies, to be send to two people further down the tree. We will try to cater for people without DVD burners by placing them at the end of the tree.

Stuart will be organising this trade. To be involved in the trade, e-mail Stuart at stuart.fenech@gmail.com with (1) your name, (2) your preferred e-mail address, (3) your physical mailing address, and (4) whether or not you have a DVD burner. When you receive your DVD’s, contact Stuart so that he can provide you with two names and addresses for the people to which you are to send your DVD copies.

 

23 December 2006 – Season’s Greetings

On behalf of everyone involved in True Believers, I hope that you have a joyous and rewarding Christmas break.

2007 promises to be a great year for True Believers, with new solo albums due from both Mark Seymour and Jack Howard. For an early taste of what we are in for, check out the two new Jack samples in the audio section.

See you in 2007!

– Stuart Fenech

 

13 December 2006 – Extensive Jack Howard Interview

Check out Salty for an extensive new interview with Jack Howard, originally from Hunters and Collectors and now already with an accomplished repertoire of solo work and collaborations.

 

11 December 2006 – Collected Mark Information

A few points of interest, found out from Mark Seymour during the recent Sydney area gigs…

 Mark’s fourth solo studio album is to be titled Westgate.

 Westgate has been recorded and the process of sorting out a record company is underway.

 Mark has been reading the guestbook on his Internet site, and may be posting on the board.

 There is a possibility of a live acoustic album within the next couple of years.

 

9 December 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From tonight’s gig at The Bridge Hotel in Sydney.

01. Westgate

02. True Tears of Joy

03. Do You See What I See?

04. Walk Through Fire

05. The Ghost of Vain Glory

06. Master of Spin

07. Shoulder To Cry On

08. Waratah Street

09. When The River Runs Dry

10. Ready To Go

11. The Slab

12. Love Is A Heavy Load

[Encore Break]

13. The Patriot Game

14. Holy Grail

15. Tobruk Pin

16. Lorelei

17. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man

 

 

7 December 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From tonight’s gig at Lizotte’s at Kincumber, New South Wales.

01. Master of Spin

02. When The River Runs Dry

03. Walk Through Fire

04. True Tears Of Joy

05. Do You See What I See?

06. See You Around

07. The Ghost of Vain Glory

08. Waratah Street

09. Westgate

10. What’s A Few Men?

11. Holy Grail

12. Ready To Go

13. The Slab

14. Love Is A Heavy Load

[Encore Break]

15. The Patriot Game

16. Throw Your Arms Around Me

17. A Shoulder To Cry On

18. Tobruk Pin

 

 

16 November 2006 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard has two upcoming gigs at the Elwood RSL, which will feature a full Hunters and Collectors style horn section of French horn, trombone and trumpet…

 [Long Lost Brothers] Saturday, December 9, 2006 at 9pm. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894. Click herefor the poster.

 [Long Lost Brothers] Friday, December 22, 2006 at 9pm. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 

14 November 2006 – Jack Howard Album Update

Jack is currently planning now to release a double CD instead of two single CD’s previously mentioned. One disc will the intimate guitar and vocal album recorded with John Berto, while the other will be a cracking new band album recorded with the Long Lost Brothers. Release date information and sound samples are coming soon.

 

13 November 2006 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour upcoming gigs.

 Saturday November 18, 2006 at 7:30pm. $85 (dinner and show). Stones of the Yarra Valley. 14 St Hubert’s Road, Coldstream, Victoria, 3770. Phone Katherine Spargo on (03) 9739 0900.

 Friday November 24, 2006 at 7:00pm. Unknown cost. Robe Village Fair. Robe Town Centre, Robe, South Australia, 5276. Phone (08) 8723 8743.

 Thursday December 7, 2006 at 6:30pm. $72.50 (meal and show). $102.50 (dinner and show). Lizottes. Lot 3, Avoca Drive, Kincumber, New South Wales 2251. Phone (02) 4368 2017.

 Friday December 8, 2006 at 6:30pm. Support: Monique Brumby. $50. Rydges Wollongong. 112 Burelli Street, Wollongong, New South Wates 2500. Phone (02) 4220 7800.

 Saturday December 9, 2006 at 8:00pm. $25. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9810 1260.

 Thursday January 25, 2007 at 7:00pm. $95 (dinner and show). Oceanus Restaurant. 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach, Western Australia, 6015. Phone (08) 9385 7555.

 

9 November 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From the gig at the Spiegeltent in Melbourne.

01. Master of Spin

02. Ghost of Vain Glory

03. When The River Runs Dry

04. Love Is A Heavy Load

05. Westgate

06. True Tears of Joy

07. Do You See What I See?

08. 43 In The Shade

09. See You Around

10. A Shoulder To Cry On

11. Waratah Street

12. The Slab

[Encore break]

13. Walk Through Fire

14. Holy Grail

15. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

 

26 October 2006 – EG Music Awards

EG, a Melbourne entertainment guide, is having a 21st birthday party on Friday. Mark Seymour is going to be performing a version of Midnight Oil’s “Short Memory” at this function…

Update: Mark might not be able to make this performance.

 

7 October 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From tonight’s gig at The Living Room, Brisbane, Queensland. From the night before, “On My Way Home” was added and “A Shoulder To Cry On” removed.

01. When The River Runs Dry

02. The Ghost of Vain Glory

03. Westgate

04. See You Around

05. True Tears of Joy

06. Lorelei

07. Master of Spin

08. Holy Grail

09. Love Is A Heavy Load

10. Waratah Stret

11. Jerusalem

12. Do You See What I See?

13. What’s A Few Men?

14. Throw Your Arms Around Me

15. The Slab

[Encore break]

16. Light On the Hill

17. On My Way Home

[Encore break]

18. Parting Glass

 

 

6 October 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From tonight’s gig at The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.

01. When The River Runs Dry

02. Lorelei

03. Master of Spin

04. The Ghost of Vain Glory

05. Do You See What I See?

06. See You Around

07. True Tears of Joy

08. Westgate

09. Light On the Hill

[Break]

10. Love Is A Heavy Load

11. Jerusalem

12. Waratah Stret

13. Holy Grail

14. Shoulder To Cry On

15. What’s A Few Men?

16. Throw Your Arms Around Me

17. The Slab

[Encore break]

18. Parting Glass

 

 

2 September 2006 – Anniversary Human Frailty in Stores

The 20th Anniversary release of the classic Hunters and Collectors album “Human Frailty” is in Australian stores now. This release includes a bonus DVD of a Rock Arena performance and video clips from the album. Click here for more information.

 

26 August 2006 – Mark Seymour Setlist

From tonight’s gig at the Vanguard in Sydney.

01. Westgate

02. When The River Runs Dry

03. Jerusalem

04. The Ghost of Vain Glory

05. True Tears of Joy

06. A Shoulder To Cry On

07. Master of Spin

08. Eye of the Needle

09. Do You See What I See?

10. What’s A Few Men?

11. Holy Grail

12. Ready To Go

13. The Slab

[Encore Break]

14. Love Is A Heavy Load

15. Throw Your Arms Around Me

16. Parting Glass

 

 

25 August 2006 – Mark Seymour Gigs and Appearances

The latest Mark Seymour gig and appearances… including rescheduled Brisbane gigs.

 Friday August 25, 2006 at 6:00pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 Saturday August 26, 2006 at 6:00pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 Saturday September 2, 2006 at 8:00pm. The Age Melbourne Writers Festival. Mark Seymour, Clare Bowditch and Karl Smith are joined in conversation with music writer Andrew Stafford regarding their own song writing, writing in general and their favourite songs. Festival Club, the Malthouse, 117 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006.

 Friday October 6, 2006 at 8:00pm. $30. The Village Theatre. 33 Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212. Phone (07) 5577 8999.

 Saturday October 7, 2006 at 8:00pm. $25. The Living Room. 2 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 5577 8999 orInternet. Tickets also from: Skinny’s Music, 85 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3229 2389 and Rockinghorse Records, 245 Albert Street, Brisbane, Phone (07) 3229 5360.

 Thursday November 9, 2006 at about 7:00pm. $35 (includes booking fee). The Famous Spiegeltent at The Arts Center forecourt. 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. Phone (03) 9281 8350 or Ticketmaster 1300 136 166.

 Saturday November 11, 2006 at 7:00pm (dining), 9:30pm (regular). $27 (show). $57 (dinner and show). The Palais. 111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. Phone (03) 5348 4849 or book through Moshtix.

 Thursday December 7, 2006 at 6:30pm. $72.50 (meal and show). $102.50 (dinner and show). Lizottes. Lot 3, Avoca Drive, Kincumber, New South Wales 2251. Phone (02) 4368 2017.

 Friday December 8, 2006 at 6:30pm. Support: Monique Brumby. $50. Rydges Wollongong. 112 Burelli Street, Wollongong, New South Wates 2500. Phone (02) 4220 7800.

 Saturday December 9, 2006 at 8:00pm. $25. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9810 1260.

 

18 August 2006 – Human Frailty DVD Audio Sample

We have published a audio sample of Red Leather Belt (Honey in the Jar) in thesounds section. This unreleased live version from Rock Arena, featured on the soon to be released 20th anniversary Human Frailty bonus DVD, contains a vocal.

 

16 August 2006 – Human Frailty Release Date

The 20th Anniversary release of Human Frailty is scheduled to be released on the 2nd of September (slightly earlier than expected). This edition comes with a bonus DVD, featuring an unreleased live set from Rock Arena, a Countdown interview with live video and the studio video clips from Human Frailty. The release is a fitting ode to this great album.

 

8 August 2006 – Human Frailty

Along with the standard remastered Human Frailty album, the 20th anniversary edition of Human Frailty will feature a bonus DVD. The DVD includes eight songs performed live on Rock Arena, an interview and song from Countdown and the four promotional video’s from the album. We should see the Human Frailty 20th edition towards the end of September. Please visit the Human Frailty page for full track listings and artwork.

 

7 August 2006 – Welcome Back!

Welcome back to True Believers! Today we relaunch our site, in a redesigned form, at our new address of www.humanfrailty.com.au . Liberation Records were kind enough to pick up this domain for us last week. Enjoy…

 

7 August 2006 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour gig details… Mark may be returning to Brisbane in October.

 Wednesday August 9, 2006. 6:30pm – $80 (dinner and gig). 8:30pm – $35 (gig). Wellers Restaurant. Pitmans Corner, 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone (03) 9712 0266.

 Friday August 11, 2006 at 9:00pm. $27 (prebooked), $28 (at door). Sean Kelly supports. Northcote Social Club. 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 3070. Phone (03) 9486 1677 or visit www.northcotesocialclub.com.

 Saturday August 12, 2006 at 9:00pm. $27 (prebooked), $28 (at door). Sean Kelly supports. Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 3070. Phone (03) 9486 1677 or visit www.northcotesocialclub.com.

 Sunday August 13, 2006 at 2:00pm. $25. Deakin Waterfront Cafe. 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3217. Phone (03) 5225 1200.

 Thursday August 24, 2006 at 6:00pm. $25. Brass Monkey. 115A Cronulla Street, Cronulla, New South Wales, 2230. Phone (02) 9544 3844.

 Friday August 25, 2006 at 6pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 Saturday August 26, 2006 at 6pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 

5 August 2006 – New Mark Tracks

Below is a list of known unreleased new Mark Seymour songs written since his “Embedded” album was released.

 Flower In The Dark
 Kapunya
 Love Is A Heavy Load
 Master of Spin
 Salem
 Westgate

Any more?

 

3 August 2006 – Through My Eyes

Mark Seymour wrote around four songs and a further ten instrumentals for the Lindy Chamberlain “Through My Eyes” mini series back in 2004. The people behind the movie are pushing for the soundtrack to be released. If the soundtrack is not released, we will endeavour to get hold of and distribute these tracks.

 

2 August 2006 – Pete Murray

A fourth single, “George’s Helper”, is about to be released from Pete Murray’s current album. Jack Howard plays on this song, and can be spotted in the forthcoming video.

 

31 July 2006 – Jack Gig Update

Jack Howard has sent us through details on his upcoming gigs:

 Friday August 11, 2006. Limelight Lounge, Geelong. Basement, 155-157 Moorabool Street, Geelong, 3220. Phone (03) 5221 2191.

 Saturday August 12, 2006. The Elsternwick Hotel. 259 Brighton Road, Elwood, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 3218.

 Saturday August 26, 2006. The Rosstown Hotel. Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

 

30 July 2006 – Mark Sirromet Setlist

Mark Seymour performed today at Sirromet Winery at Mt Cotton, south of Brisbane. Two brilliant new songs were played, “Love Is A Heavy Load” and “Westgate”. The current arrangement for “Shoulder To Cry On” is particularly rocking. The set list was as follows:

01. When The River Runs Dry

02. The Ghost of Vain Glory

03. See You Around

04. True Tears of Joy

05. Do You See What I See?

06. A Shoulder To Cry On

07. Waratah Street

08. Holy Grail

09. What’s A Few Men?

10. El Dorado

11. Love Is A Heavy Load

12. Westgate

13. Throw Your Arms Around Me

[Encore break; drawing of raffle]

14. The Slab

15. Parting Glass

 

 

29 July 2006 – Mark Brisbane Gigs Cancelled

Mark Seymour’s Brisbane gigs in August have been cancelled. Mark’s manager Michael did this out of concern for making the gigs break even. We are told that is difficult to get a good promoter in Brisbane. If you are or know a good promoter in the Brisbane area, please get in contact.

 

26 July 2006 – Happy Birthday Mark

Today is Mark Seymour’s 50th birthday! Congratulations on behalf of all the True Believers. We hear the birthday bash a couple of weeks ago was fantastic.

 

22 June 2006 – Human Frailty 20th Anniversary Edition

Great news from Liberation Records! There will be a 20th anniversary edition of the “Human Frailty” album released. It will include a bonus DVD of never before commercially released material… more details to follow.

 

20 June 2006 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark is embarking on extensive touring later this year, including visits to New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland!

 Thursday June 29, 2006 at 10:30pm. Free. Esplanade Hotel – Front Bat. 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 0211.

 Thursday July 20, 2006 at 6:00pm. $99 (dinner and show). Oceanus Restaurant. 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach, Western Australia, 6015. Phone (08) 9385 7555.

 Friday July 21, 2006 at 6:00pm. $110 (dinner and show). Friends Restaurant. 20 Terrace Road, Hyatt Centre, East Perth, Western Australia, 6004. Phone (08) 9221 0885.

 Saturday July 22, 2006 at 8:00pm. $25. High Road Tavern. 361 High Road, Riverton, Western Australia, 6148. Phone (08) 9457 0477.

 Sunday July 23, 2006 at 4:30pm. $25. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 Sunday July 30, 2006 at 10:00am. $30. Sirromet Wine and Food Festival. 850-938 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton, Queensland, 4165. Phone (07) 3206 2999 or see Ticketek.

 Wednesday August 9, 2006. 6:30pm – $80 (dinner and gig). 8:30pm – $35 (gig). Wellers Restaurant. Pitmans Corner, 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone (03) 9712 0266.

 Friday August 11, 2006 at 9:00pm. $25. Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 3070. Phone (03) 9486 1677.

 Saturday August 12, 2006 at 9:00pm. $25. Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 3070. Phone (03) 9486 1677.

 Sunday August 13, 2006 at 2:00pm. $25. Deakin Waterfront Cafe. 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3217. Phone (03) 5225 1200.

 Wednesday August 16, 2006 at 7:00pm. $25. Scubar, Surfair Resort. 923 David Low Way, Marcoola Beach, Queensland, 4564. Phone (07) 5457 2555.

 Thursday August 17, 2006 at 7:00pm. $25. The North Hotel. 29 Channon Street, Gympie, Queensland, 4570. Phone (07) 5482 2477.

 Friday August 18, 2006 at 7:00pm. $25. The Swell Bar. Shop 2A, 1166 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland, 4221. Phone (07) 5534 1456.

 Saturday August 19, 2006 at 7:00pm. $25. Hotel LA. 68 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 3368 2560.

 Sunday August 20, 2006 at 6pm. $20. Gilhooley’s Irish Bar and Restaurant. Westfield Shop R102, Gympie Road, Strathpine, Queensland, 4500. Phone (07) 3205 4966. Note: New venue, not open yet.

 Saturday August 26, 2006 at 6pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 

31 May 2006 – Jack Howard News

Jack Howard has been gigging lately with the Living End, along with Michael Waters and Jeremy Smith. Jack reports that it has been a blast. Jack is looking at putting out his new CD recorded with John Berto around November this year. We aim to provide a sample in the near future.

 

9 May 2006 – Mark Seymour Recording Update

Mark is currently writing and recording for his fourth studio album, currently labelled “The Year of the Dog”. Mark is recording with Cameron McKenzie, Tony Floyd and his brother Nick Seymour.

 

8 May 2006 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

News has been a bit slow lately… but the good news is that Mark is recording and venturing out soon to road test new material in low key Melbourne gigs…

 Thursday June 1, 2006 at 10:30pm. Cost – Free. Esplanade Hotel – Front Bat. 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 0211.

 Thursday June 8, 2006 at 10:30pm. Cost – Free. Esplanade Hotel – Front Bat. 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 0211.

 Thursday June 15, 2006 at 10:30pm. Cost – Free. Esplanade Hotel – Front Bat. 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 0211.

 Thursday June 29, 2006 at 10:30pm. Cost – Free. Esplanade Hotel – Front Bat. 11 Upper Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 0211.

 

12 March 2006 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

There is one upcoming Mark Seymour gig listed on his Internet site:

 Sunday April 2, 2005 at 2:30pm (doors open 10:30am). Cost TBA. Penbank School “Between The Boys Festival”. Tyabb Road, Moorooduc, Victoria 3933. Phone (03) 5978 8425.

 

20 February 2006 – Mark Seymour’s Plans for 2006

Mark has posted his extensive plans for 2006 on his Internet site:

2006 is shaping up to be Mark Seymour�s busiest year. He is currently writing for his next studio recording under the working title of �The Year of the Dog�. Recording will start this month and he will be working with his brother Nick on bass guitar.

Simultaneously there is a theatre production in rehearsal entitled �We built this City� which celebrates the history of union labour in Victoria and the 150th anniversary of the Eight Hour Day. There will be a concert and multimedia display at Scienceworks in Newport from April 26 through to May 6 in which Mark will perform songs specifically written to document trade union history. Mark will be accompanied by the �Human Tide�, a thirteen-piece band made up of workers from a broad variety of industries throughout Melbourne.

One song of particular note will be �Westgate� which tells the story of one man�s ordeal who survived the collapse of the Westgate Bridge in 1972. Some of the songs in this project have been written in collaboration with Adelaide poet Geoffrey Goodfellow and at least two of them will appear on Mark�s next recording.

Over the last two years Mark has ventured into soundtrack music in close association with guitarist/producer Cameron Mackenzie. Last year the Telemovie �Through My Eyes� went to air in September. It was a comprehensive re-telling of the Lindy Chamberlain story over two ninety-minute episodes and featured 118 separate pieces of music. Mark�s voice appeared in songs such as �Salem�, �Flower in the Dark� and �Kapunya.� Two new film ventures are planned for 2006.

Due to the success of �Daytime and the Dark�, 2005 was Mark�s biggest year since the retirement of Hunters and Collectors. Plans are underway to release this recording in Canada around May and Mark will be touring there in the latter half of 2006.

Stay tuned for tour dates towards the end of the year as well. In the mean time Mark will make occasional appearances at various clubs around Australia in an informal capacity so he can knock some of his new material into shape. A small solo acoustic residency is planned for a bar somewhere in Melbourne in the not too distant future.

Look out for two new �Rants� which will hit Mark�s web site this week.

 

19 February 2006 – The Living End

The full Hunters and Collectors horn section can be found on the new album “State of Emergency” by Australian band The Living End. Check out the tracks “Black Cat” and, particularly, “One Step Behind”. The horns may even be touring with The Living End in May…

 

23 January 2006 – Jack Howard Recording Plans

Former Hunters and Collectors trumpet player Jack Howard has some big plans for 2006. Jack plans to first record an acoustic CD with John Berto (part time “Long Lost Brother”) on guitar. This album will include some originals, some stripped back versions of older Jack songs, and a couple of covers. Jack is also planning to start work on a a new “Long Lost Brothers” album to follow 2004’s “Let’s Fall In Love”.

Jack Howard’s Internet site (www.jack-howard.com) also now offers a lot of music for downloading. Songs available through Jack’s site include unreleased tracks and now hard to find tracks from his excellent 2002 “Secrets and White Lies” album.

 

21 January 2006 – Horns of Contempt Appearances

Jack Howard and fellow former Hunters brass band mates Jeremy Smith and Michael Waters, have been working together recently. Below is a list of the latest appearances of the members from the Hunters’ ‘horns of contempt’:

 An upcoming album by Australian band The Living End will feature the full Hunter’s horn section.

 Jack Howard has been playing with Australian musician Pete Murray, including at the Falls Festival in Lorne and at The Forum in Melbourne. Michael Waters and Jack Howard both played with Pete Murray for “Live At The Chapel”.

 Jeremy Smith and Jack Howard feature on the Pete Murray song “George’s Helper”, which can be found on the latest Pete Murray album “See The Sun”.

 Jack Howard is featured on an upcoming Mandy Kane single called “Murder in the Daylight”.

 

19 January 2006 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard is now performing regularly around Melbourne as part of the Long Lost Brothers and the Ambassadors of Love. The Brothers are a rock band while the newer Ambassadors are a swinging jazz band. Both are worth checking out.

 [Long Lost Brothers] Friday, January 20, 2006 at 9pm. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 [Ambassadors of Love] Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 3.30pm to 6:30pm. Free. The Point Restaurant at Albert Park Lake. Aquatic Drive, Albert Park, Victoria, 3206. Phone (03) 9682 5566.

 [Long Lost Brothers] Friday, January 27, 2006 at 9pm. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 [Ambassadors of Love] Sunday, January 29, 2006 from 3.30pm to 6:30pm. Free. The Point Restaurant at Albert Park Lake. Aquatic Drive, Albert Park, Victoria, 3206. Phone (03) 9682 5566.

 [Long Lost Brothers] Every following Friday at 9pm. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, Victoria, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 [Ambassadors of Love] Every following Sunday from 3.30pm to 6:30pm. Free. The Point Restaurant at Albert Park Lake. Aquatic Drive, Albert Park, Victoria, 3206. Phone (03) 9682 5566.

 

6 January 2006 – Embedded in Scandinavia

Mark Seymour’s “Embedded” album is going to be released in Scandinavia on the 15th of January, 2006. The track listing is the same but the sleeve will be a digipack. A Scandinavian promotional single was also released to radio recently, which included “Left Alive”, “Try Not To Try” and “In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home”.

[Thanks Niclas]

 

24 December 2005 – Season’s Greetings

True Believers wishes everybody out there the best of joy through the Christmas and New Year period. We hope that you enjoy this opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family.

2006 may be on the quiet side for things Hunters and Collectors. Hopefully there will be a re-mastered re-issue of the two CD live album “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges”. Mark Seymour will probably be recording his fourth solo studio album, which also means new live songs. Jack Howard may also be recording a third studio album. Either way, we hope to keep you up to date.

Cheers.

 

10 December 2005 – Mark Seymour ‘Daytime’ Book

Mark Seymour’s recent acoustic album “Daytime and the Dark” has been released in a book form. The book contains an article sized review of the career of Mark Seymour and Hunters and Collectors by Ed Nimmervoll. The book also containts art, lyrics and comments on songs. Some song comments are from the “Natural Selection” album, while, amusingly, as least one appears to be from our Internet site.

 

21 November 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

There are only a couple of Mark Seymour and James Reyne supporting John Forgerty shows remaining. Some new Mark gigs were released recently, including New Year’s in Townsville, Queensland.

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Tuesday November 22, 2005 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania. Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Thursday November 24, 2005. Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182. Phone (03) 9537 2444; Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Saturday November 26, 2005. adayonthegreen Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, Corner Maroondah Highway and Hill Road, Coldstream, Victoria, 3770.

 Thursday December 8, 2005 at 6:45pm. $33 (plus booking fee). The Famous Spiegeltent at The Arts Center. 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. Phone (03) 9281 8350 or Ticketmaster 1300 136 166.

 Saturday December 10, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. The Palais. 111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. Phone (03) 5348 4849.

 Saturday December 31, 2005 at 7:00pm. Cost TBA. Seaview Hotel. 56 The Strand, Townsville, Queensland, 4810. Phone (07) 4771 5005.

 Friday January 13, 2006 at 7:00pm. $25. Leopold Hotel. 326 Canning Highway, Bicton, Western Australia, 6157. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 Saturday January 14, 2006 at 4:00pm. Brighton. Details to be confirmed.

 Sunday January 15, 2006 at 3:00pm. $25. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 

12 November 2005 – Hunters Ring Tones

Fan Tammy found that Liberation Records are now selling Hunters and Collectors themed ring tones. Click here for Hunters and Collectors or click here for Mark Seymour acoustic tones. Enjoy!

 

24 October 2005 – Greetings From Barry Palmer!

Barry Palmer has contacted True Believers! Barry has been on television recently with The Hit Game, which now has in Internet site (http://www.thehitgame.com/). One of the artists that Bazz has been working with, Deepface, was also recently nominated for an ARIA for best dance release. The track, “Been Good”, was co-written and executive produced by Bazz.

 

14 October 2005 – Mark and James Promotional Single

A Mark Seymour and James Reyne promotional single has been released for their cover of Dragon’s “April Sun In Cuba”. This is a live version that features on the “Best of Acoustic” CD and DVD. The “Best of Acoustic” CD is in stores while the DVD is now scheduled for the 14th of November. The DVD is the pick as it includes more Mark Seymour tracks.

 

23 September 2005 – Barry Palmer Television Show

Fan Luke spotted this news in last weeks Herald-Sun:

“New ABC television series ‘The Hit Game’ is a fascinating insight into the music industry and a must see for budding musicians. The four part series, which starts on September 27 at 8pm, follows a year in the life of independent record producer Barry Palmer, who spent many years on the road playing in Hunters and Collectors. The affable Palmer works with several young acts in the show, all of whom are determined to make the big time. A highlight comes when Palmer hooks up with the Wolfgramm Sisters, a female trio of Pacific Island heritage. After working on several demo songs with Palmer and putting on a showcase gig, the girls are being chased by record companies. The series makes for fascinating viewing.”

 

19 September 2005 – News Snippets

A few random news snippets:

 Mark Seymour and James Reyne will be performing “April Sun In Cuba” on the Footy Show Thursday night (the 22nd of September 2005). The Footy Show is on Channel 9 at 8:30pm.

 Mark Seymour is reported to be acting in an episode of Channel 7’s “Blue Heelers” drama later in the year.

 There were two video camera’s recording Mark’s solo gig at the Northcote Social Club last Friday night. We have no further information (thanks Alison).

 Queensland’s “Courier Mail” on Saturday (in their “BAM lift out”) referred to Pete Murray working with “Hunters and Collectors horn section” on a song “George’s Helper” (thanks John).

 Mark Seymour continues to write his book on Hunters and Collectors.

 

18 September 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark Seymour and James Reyne are supporting the John Forgerty tour in November. These are mostly large concerts that will be fairly expensive. Note that Mark’s Tilley’s Canberra gig has been moved back to the 6th of October.

 [Mark solo] Friday September 23, 2005 at 5pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone (02) 9557 7992, visitwww.thevanguard.com.au, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 [Mark solo] Saturday September 24, 2005 at 5pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone (02) 9557 7992, visit www.thevanguard.com.au, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 www.adayonthegreen.com.au or call Ticketmaster on 136 100.

 [Mark solo] Thursday October 6, 2005 at 6:00pm. $28. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 [Mark solo] Friday October 7, 2005 at 7:30pm. $25. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 [Mark solo] Saturday November 5, 2005 at 6:30pm. A Day On The Green – Coolangatta Estate. 1335 Bolong Road, Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales, 2535. For tickets, visit

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Friday November 11, 2005. Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Queensland. Visit Ticketek outlets, phone Ticketek on 132 849 or visitwww.ticketek.com

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Saturday November 12, 2005. adayonthegreen Bimbadgen Estate, Hunter Valley, 790 McDonald’s Road, Pokolbin, New South Wales, 2320. Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Monday November 14, 2005. Sydney Opera House, New South Wales. Phone (02) 9250 7777 or visit www.sydneyoperahouse.com; Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Thursday November 17, 2005. Adelaide Entertainment Centre, South Australia. Phone Bass on 131 246 or visitwww.bass.net.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Saturday November 19, 2005. adayonthegreen Sandalford Wines, Perth, West Australia. Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Tuesday November 22, 2005 Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania. Phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Thursday November 24, 2005. Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182. Phone (03) 9537 2444; Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.au .

 [Fogerty, Mark & James] Saturday November 26, 2005. adayonthegreen Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, Corner Maroondah Highway and Hill Road, Coldstream, Victoria, 3770.

 

17 September 2005 – Mutations In Stores

The new Hunters and Collectors rarities disc “Mutations” is on sale across Australia. It can be ordered from Internet sites such as HMV and Sanity. The music is varied and far better than normally found on a b-sides collection, while the art is simply stunning. This is an album for the True Believers.

 

17 September 2005 – Mutations Out Monday

The Hunters and Collectors rarities disc “Mutations” is still on track to be released Monday. It can be ordered from Internet sites such as HMV andSanity. Courtesy of the kind people at Liberation Records, we received a copy this week. The music is varied and far better than normally found on a b-sides collection, while the art is simply stunning. This is an album for the True Believers.

 

16 September 2005 – Jack Howard Media Release

Jack Howard has sent us a media release for October!


Jack Howard has had a very big year in 2005. He�s been inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame with his old band, Hunters and Collectors; and his latest CD, �Let�s Fall In Love�, (recorded with his new band, Jack Howard and The Long Lost Brothers), has been feted as �an unexpected treasure� (Rhythms Magazine) and �real music, real songs, fantastic playing � 4 stars� (Sunday Herald Sun).

Along the way, Jack has also played on the forthcoming Pete Murray and The Living End CD�s, and he�s performing with Pete Murray at The Forum in Melbourne on Wednesday the 5th and Thursday the 6th of October.

In May, Jack and the band performed at Telstra Dome for Kevin Sheedy�s Silver Jubilee game and at The E. J. Whitten Cup. Jack has diversified into the writing of some AFL football songs this year and you can download these plus tracks from his three CD�s at www.jack-howard.com.

From September 30th, Jack and the boys will be performing on Friday nights at their old stomping ground, The Elwood RSL.

They will also be at The Limelight Lounge in Geelong on Saturday 1st October; at Grainery Lane in Ballarat on Saturday 8th October; and at The Golden Vine in Bendigo on Saturday the 15th of October.

Get on down and check them out � they�re one helluva band.

 

29 August 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark’s tour with James Reyne (formerly of Australian Crawl) has been expanded and will now continue into the later parts the year…

 [Mark & James] Friday September 2, 2005 at 8:00pm. $35. The Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000. For tickets, phone (02) 9287 2000, visit www.metrotheatre.com.au or contact Ticketek online or on 132 849.

 [Mark & James] Saturday September 3, 2005 at 7:30pm. $35 ($40 at the door). Cardiff Panthers, Corner Pendlebury and Munibung Roads, Cardiff, New South Wales, 2285. Phone (02) 4954 9188.

 [Mark solo] Wednesday September 14, 2005 at 5:00pm. Cost unknown. Weller’s Restaurant. 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road (Pitman Corner), Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 [Mark solo] Thursday September 15, 2005 at 6:00pm. Cost unknown. Ruby’s Love Lounge, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria, 3160. Phone (03) 9754 7445.

 [Mark solo] Friday September 16, 2005 at 9:30pm. $27 ($28 at the door). Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, Victoria, 3070. For tickets, phone (03) 9486 1677 or e-mail info@northcotesocialclub.com.au.

 [Mark solo] Saturday September 17, 2005 at 6:00pm. Cost unknown. Theatre Royal, 30 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, 3450. Phone (03) 5472 1196.

 [Mark solo] Thursday September 22, 2005 at 6:00pm. $28. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 [Mark solo] Friday September 23, 2005 at 5pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone (02) 9557 7992, visitwww.thevanguard.com.au, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 [Mark solo] Saturday September 24, 2005 at 5pm. $25. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. For tickets, phone (02) 9557 7992, visit www.thevanguard.com.au, phone Moshtix on (02) 9209 4614 or visit Moshtix Internet site at www.moshtix.com.au .

 [Mark solo] Wednesday October 5, 2005 at 6:30pm. A Day On The Green – Coolangatta Estate. 1335 Bolong Road, Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales, 2535. For tickets, visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au or call Ticketmaster on 136 100.

 [Mark & James] Friday November 25, 2005 at 8pm. $33. Prince Of Wales. 29 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, 3182. Phone (03) 9536 1166.

 

28 August 2005 – Best of Acoustic CD and DVD

Liberation Records are releasing a live compilation CD and DVD titled “Best of Acoustic Volume 1”. Both contain a decent amount of Mark Seymour live, with the particularly appealing DVD including Mark performing “April Sun In Cuba” and “Psychokiller” with James Reyne. The full track listings are included below. The release date quoted on HMV and Sanity is Monday the 29th of August 2005 (this Monday).

CD
1. April Sun In Cuba – Mark Seymour and James Reyne
2. Hold On To Me – The Black Sorrows
3. Don’t Need Love – Diesel
4. Father’s Day – Mick Thomas
5. Errol – James Reyne
6. The Unguarded Moment – The Church
7. When Love Comes Back To Haunt You – Stephen Cummings
8. Time Bomb – Nick Barker
9. Do You See What I See? – Mark Seymour
10. Harley and Rose – The Black Sorrows
11. Reckless – James Reyne
12. How Come – Stephen Cummings
13. Metropolis – The Church
14. Step In Step Out – Mick Thomas
15. When The River Runs Dry – Mark Seymour
16. Action Jackson – Nick Barker
17. Come Around – Diesel

DVD
1. Time Bomb – Nick Barker
2. The Other House – Nick Barker and Tim Rogers
3. She Set Fire To The House – Stephen Cummings
4. Don’t Throw Stones – Stephen Cummings
5. All Come Together – Diesel
6. Dig – Diesel
7. Close To The Bone – Diesel and Joe Camilleri
8. Poor Boy Blues – Joe Camilleri
9. Harley and Rose – Joe Camilleri
10. Do You See What I See? – Mark Seymour
11. True Tears of Joy – Mark Seymour
12. The Slab – Mark Seymour
13. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Mark Seymour
14. One More River – James Reyne
15. Reckless – James Reyne
16. To Live’s To Fly – James Reyne
17. Oh No Not You Again – James Reyne
18. Psycho Killer -Mark Seymour and James Reyne
19. April Sun In Cuba -Mark Seymour and James Reyne

[Thanks Frances]

 

27 August 2005 – Mutations Release Date Fixed

Good news! The previous release date quoted for the Hunters and Collectors rarities album, Mutations, is going ahead! Mutations shall be in Australian stores on the 19th of September, barring some monumental problem. Sample copies are appearing, information on the album can be found on the Liberation Records Internet site and the album can already be pre-ordered from Sanity.

 

2 August 2005 – Collected Gossip

Fan John, my wife Leanne and I ended up backstage at the Sunday Loganholme Mark Seymour and James Reyne gig. There was plenty of alcohol, the honourary sambuca and some fantastic fruit. Here is the latest news! 🙂

 Hunters and Collectors reunion a “possibility” now rather than simply “no”.
 There is a Canadian record deal and Mark plans to go over there again soon.
 “Left Alive” received some airplay in Sweden.
 Mutations delays are apparently due to the art person at Liberation.
 Mark has been writing songs for a fourth solo studio album but has not started recording.
 Mark is writing a book on Hunters and Collectors.

 

28 July 2005 – Mutations Release Date

The latest from Paul at Liberation Records is that the release date for the Hunters and Collectors rarities disc “Mutations” is now September the 19th 2005. I can not give any guarantees that this will not move backwards, but I am told the art is actually being worked on this week.

Rabid fans, please do not lynch the messenger! 🙂

 

13 July 2005 – Hunters Reunion Update

Mark Seymour’s site now has some words on the Hunters and Collectors reunion:

Hunters & Collectors are re-uniting this week to perform two songs at the Hall Of Fame awards in Melbourne. Hunters & Collectors will perform Say Goodbye and Throw Your Arms Around Me live at the event at which they will receive their award / be inducted by Peter Garrett. There will be 6 inductees to the ARIA Hall Of Fame which will be filmed and shown on Foxtel VH1 (D 810 ) on Sunday July 17th at 9pm.

Meanwhile, Jack Howard e-mailed us about the Hunters rehearsal Monday night:

“We rehearsed for the first time in 7 years last night. It was just like old times – plenty of beer and bad jokes.”

 

12 July 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark’s tour with James Reyne (formerly of Australian Crawl) has been expanded and will now continue into the later parts the year…

 [Mark & James] Thursday July 28, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Pub & Restaurant. Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, Corner Gympie and Hamilton Roads, Chermside, Queensland, 4032. Phone (07) 3630 5322.

 [Mark & James] Friday July 29, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Surfers Paradise, 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217. Phone (07) 5538 9122.

 [Mark & James] Saturday July 30, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. The Surf Club. The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 [Mark & James] Sunday July 31, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Bryants Road, Loganholme, Queensland, 4129. Phone (07) 3209 7188.

 [Mark & James] Friday August 12, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. South Sydney Juniors Rugby Club – Auditorium, 558 Anzac Parade, Kingsford, New South Wales, 2032. Phone (02) 9349 7555.

 [Mark & James] Saturday August 13, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Fairfield RSL Club, 14 Anzac Avenue, Fairfield, New South Wales, 2165. Phone (02) 9727 5000.

 [Mark & James] Sunday August 14, 2005 at 7pm. $33. Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, 20 Canterbury Road, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales, 2193. Phone (02) 9559 0000.

 [Mark solo] Saturday August 27, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Heritage Hotel, 240 Princess Highway, Buli, New South Wales, 2516. Phone (02) 4284 5884.

 [Mark & James] Friday September 2, 2005 at 8:00pm. $35. The Metro Theatre, 624 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000. For tickets, phone (02) 9287 2000, visit www.metrotheatre.com.au or contact Ticketek online or on 132 849.

 [Mark & James] Saturday September 3, 2005 at 7:30pm. $35 ($40 at the door). Cardiff Panthers, Corner Pendlebury and Munibung Roads, Cardiff, New South Wales, 2285. Phone (02) 4954 9188.

 [Mark solo] Thursday September 22, 2005 at 7:00pm. Price To Be Announced. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 

1 July 2005 – Mark Starting Recording…

An article in the Melbourne Herald Sun has reported that Mark Seymour is to start recording his fourth studio album in August…

[Thanks Luke]

 

29 June 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark’s tour with James Reyne (formerly of Australian Crawl) continues through June and July. Note that the Brisbane gigs have been moved to the end of July.

 [Mark & James] Friday July 8, 2005 at 6:00pm. $32. Yallah Roadhouse and Shooters Bar. Lot 21 Princes Highway, Yallah, New South Wales, 2530. Phone (02) 4262 2655.

 [Mark & James] Saturday July 9, 2005 at 8:00pm. $35. Dee Why RSL Club. Level 3 ‘Auditorium’, 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why, New South Wales, 2099. Phone (02) 9454 4000.

 [Mark & James] Thursday July 28, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Pub & Restaurant. Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, Corner Gympie and Hamilton Roads, Chermside, Queensland, 4032. Phone (07) 3630 5322.

 [Mark & James] Friday July 29, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Surfers Paradise, 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217. Phone (07) 5538 9122.

 [Mark & James] Saturday July 30, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. The Surf Club. The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 [Mark & James] Sunday July 31, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Bryants Road, Loganholme, Queensland, 4129. Phone (07) 3209 7188.

 

16 June 2005 – Hunters and Collectors Reunion!

Yes, a reunion, but only temporary and for two songs. From news.com.au:

Iconic Australian band Hunters and Collectors will reunite for one night only when they are inducted into the ARIA Icons Hall of Fame next month.

But former frontman Mark Seymour says the group has no intention of getting back together.

“We have all moved on,” Seymour said today.

“This is pretty incredible really, you wouldn’t get us out otherwise.”

Hunters and Collectors will join country music veteran Smoky Dawson and rockers The Easybeats as inductees to the inaugural ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Icons Hall of Fame event in Melbourne on July 14.

Other inductees previously announced include Split Enz, Renee Geyer and Normie Rowe.

“There has been a fair bit of banter between band members about the concept of actually playing together again,” Seymour said, noting the group would perform two songs, Say Goodbye and Throw Your Arms Around Me.

“This is absolutely a one-off. No doubt about it.”

Hunters and Collectors got together in 1981, breaking up in 1998.

The group’s other hits include Holy Grail and When The River Runs Dry.

The new ARIA event is designed to honour performers, producers and songwriters who have had an impact on Australia’s music industry.

It will be separate from the annual ARIA Music Awards, which have included their own Hall of Fame since they began in 1988.

The ARIA Icons Hall of Fame will be broadcast live on Foxtel channel VH1 on July 17 at 9pm (AEST).

The ARIAs will be held in Sydney in October.

 

 

2 June 2005 – Mutations Release Date

The latest from Paul at Liberation Records is that the release date for the Hunters and Collectors rarities disc “Mutations” is now August the 1st.

 

1 June 2005 – Mark Seymour Video Clips

Fan Brendan Jones has created a Mark Seymour video clips DVD for fan enjoyment. The quality is excellent for a fan made project and includes a form of studio video clip for “The Ballad of the One Eyed Man” (using footage from the Basement). The full track listing of the DVD is below:

  1. Last Ditch Cabaret
  2. The Ghost of Vainglory
  3. Don’t You Know Me?
  4. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man
  5. 43 In The Shade
  6. Should To Cry On
  7. The Ballad of the One Eyed Man live

Stuart will be distributing this DVD in the coming months.

 

24 May 2005 – Mark Seymour Charts

Mark Seymour has hit the Australian top 100 albums chart for the first time since “One Eyed Man” in 2001. Mark’s live acoustic album “Daytime and the Dark” entered at #99 this week, two months after release. This is unusual and a credit to the advertising by Liberation Records and successful tour with James Reyne.

[Thanks Sarch]

 

20 May 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark’s tour with James Reyne (formerly of Australian Crawl) continues through June and July. Note that the Brisbane gigs have been moved to the end of July.

 [Mark & James] Friday May 27, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Corner Hotel. 57 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121. Phone (03) 9427 9198.

 [Mark & James] Saturday May 28, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Corner Hotel. 57 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121. Phone (03) 9427 9198.

 [Mark & James] Sunday May 29, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Corner Hotel. 57 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria, 3121. Phone (03) 9427 9198.

 [Mark & James] Friday June 24, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961.

 [Mark & James] Saturday June 25, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961.

 [Mark & James] Thursday July 28, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Pub & Restaurant. Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, Corner Gympie and Hamilton Roads, Chermside, Queensland, 4032. Phone (07) 3630 5322.

 [Mark & James] Friday July 29, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Surfers Paradise, 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217. Phone (07) 5538 9122.

 [Mark & James] Saturday July 30, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. The Surf Club. The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 [Mark & James] Sunday July 31, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Bryants Road, Loganholme, Queensland, 4129. Phone (07) 3209 7188.

 

17 May 2005 – Mark Seymour Brisbane gigs Postponed

The Mark Seymour and James Reyne concerts in Brisbane this weekend have been postponed!

Rob Miles informs us that James is fairly sick at the moment. John O’Brien informs us that the Logan Gilhooley’s gig has been rescheduled for Sunday the 31st of July, so we anticipate the gigs will probably occur starting on the Thursday before this date.

 

1 May 2005 – Mark Seymour Promo Single

Click here to check out artwork and other details on the Mark Seymour promotional single for “Do You See What I See? / Throw Your Arms Around Me”. These tracks are lifted from Mark’s new solo acoustic album “Daytime and the Dark”.

 

28 April 2005 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard continues to gig around Melbourne with his brilliant band, the Long Lost Brothers. Jack has written a variety of sport songs over the last year and along with his band will be putting them on show at the footy gigs.

 Friday, April 29, 2005. The Rainbow. 27 St David Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065. Phone (03) 9419 4193.

 Friday, May 6, 2005. 7pm in store appearance. Borders Bookstore. Shop 1, 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Victoria 3141. Phone (03) 9824 2299.

 Friday, May 6, 2005. The Rainbow. 27 St David Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065. Phone (03) 9419 4193.

 Saturday, May 7, 2005. Telstra Dome, Docklands, 3008. After the Geelong versus St. Kilda AFL game. Phone (03) 8625 7700.

 Sunday, May 15, 2005. Telstra Dome, Docklands, 3008. After the Essendon versus Fremantle game. Phone (03) 8625 7700.

 Friday, May 27, 2005. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 Saturday, May 28, 2005. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

 Friday, June 3, 2005. Criterion Hotel. 163 Barker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450. Phone (03) 5472 1114.

 Saturday, June 11, 2005. Golden Vine Hotel. 135 King Street, Bendigo, 3550. Phone (03) 5443 6063.

 Saturday, June 18, 2005. Limelight Lounge, Geelong. Basement, 155-157 Moorabool Street, Geelong, 3220. Phone (03) 5221 2191.

 

23 April 2005 – Mutations Release Date

The current planned release date for the Hunters and Collectors rarities disc “Mutations” is June the 27th. I am going to quote July the 11th on the site. This is the first time we have had a date down for the release of Mutations from Paul at Liberation Records. The album will be released!

 

28 March 2005 – Jack Howard on Paul Hester’s Passing

The news of Paul Hester’s unexpected suicide had been in the mainstream news today. Paul Hester lived in a close-knit Melbourne community in the Elwood area that includes former Hunna’s members Mark Seymour and Jack Howard. Kind words from Jack have been amongst those in the news today.

[ABC News]

Jack Howard, from Hunters and Collectors, describes Hester as “Ringo Starrish”.

“[He was] the funny man in there and kind of unsung musical element of the band, I suppose,” he said.

“I mean Ringo’s drumming was such a signature part of The Beatles. I think Paul’s a lot the same as well.

“He’s more known for his comedy and his antics and all of that. He’s a fantastic musician. A three-piece band like that with gun musicians like Neil Finn and Nick Seymour – you can’t afford just to be the funny guy at the back.”

Former Hunters and Collectors band member, Jack Howard, says the two of them would catch up every few months for a coffee or a play.

“The times I caught up with him, he was incredibly supportive,” he said.

“In the first solo recordings I embarked on myself were at his studio, he was the most encouraging of everybody at the time.

“He kind of wished me well for all of that. Other times when you’re going through a lot of crap, he would be a really good person to talk to.”

Howard says he never took rock ‘n’ roll stardom too seriously.

“There was a time when I was having a bite to eat with him one day and he said ‘I wish I could share all these things I’ve done with other people and wish I could give you some and my other friend here some and let everyone get in on it. I want that for my fans’,” he said.

 

27 March 2005 – Paul Hester Dead

Paul Hester, of Split Enz and Crowded House fame, took his own life in Elwood (near Melbourne) on Easter Saturday. Paul was an entertaining character, often the life of the Crowded House party. Paul was only recently playing in a band called Tarmac Adam, which included Mark Seymour’s brother Nick. Our strongest sympathies to Paul’s friends and family.

For more information, see news.com.au or Undercover.

 

15 March 2005 – Mark Playing In Stockholm Tomorrow!

Mark is playing a live gig at “Mondo” in Stockholm, Sweden tomorrow, on the 16th of March 2005. Doors open at 7pm and tickets can be bought at the door.

[Thanks Stefan]

 

14 March 2005 – Mark’s Daytime and the Dark Released

Mark’s great new solo acoustic album “Daytime and the Dark” is in Australian stores now! Check out www.hmv.com.au or www.sanity.com.au to purchase the album overseas. Click here for more information on the album.

 

1 March 2005 – Extensive Mark Seymour Gig Information

Mark will be in Sweden from the 12th to the 21st of March for promotion. There is now an extensive tour with James Reyne (formerly of Australian Crawl) in April and May. All this gigging suggests that Mark did not go back to high school teaching as planned.

 Friday, March 4, 2005 at 9:00pm. The Reverb. 651 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ben Lee also performs.

 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 8:00pm. $10. Horseshoe Tavern. 368 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 Thursday March 24, 2005 at 6:00pm. Cost unknown. Weller’s Restaurant. 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road (Pitman Corner), Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 Sunday March 27, 2005 at midday. $16 (adult), $8 child, $40 family, $12 concession. Churchill Island Working Horse Festival. Phillip Island, Victoria. Phone 03 5951 2823 or visit www.penguins.org.au .

 [Mark & James] Tuesday April 5, 2005 at 7:30pm. $33. The Basement. 29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay, New South Wales, 2000. Phone (02) 9251 2797.

 [Mark & James] Wednesday April 6, 2005 at 7:30pm. $33. The Basement. 29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay, New South Wales, 2000. Phone (02) 9251 2797.

 [Mark & James] Friday April 8, 2005 at 7:00pm. $33. Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8225 8888.

 [Mark & James] Saturday April 9, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Governor Hindmarsh Hotel. 59 Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8225 8888.

 [Mark & James] Friday April 15, 2005 at 5:30pm. $33. The Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8383.

 [Mark & James] Saturday April 16, 2005 at 7:30pm. $33. The Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria, 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8383.

 [Mark & James] Thursday April 21, 2005 at 7:00pm. $33. Hellenic Club, Corner Callam and Matilda Streets, Woden, Australian Capital Territory, 2606. Phone (02) 6281 0899.

 [Mark & James] Friday April 22, 2005 at 5:30pm. $33. Revesby Workers Club. 2B Brett Street, Revesby, New South Wales, 2212. Tickets through the venue on (02) 9772 2100 or Ticketek.

 [Mark & James] Saturday April 23, 2005 at 8:00pm. $33. Doyalson RSL. Pacific Hwy, Doyalson, New South Wales, 2262. Phone (02) 4390 9041.

 [Mark & James] Sunday April 24, 2005 at 5:00pm. $33. Rooty Hill RSL. 55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill, New South Wales, 2766. Phone (02) 9625 5500.

 [Mark & James] Thursday May 5, 2005 at 8:00pm. $36. Civic Hotel. Corner Beaufort Street and Wood Street, Inglewood, Western Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 [Mark & James] Friday May 6, 2005 at 8:00pm. $36. Leopold Hotel. 326 Canning Highway, Bicton, Western Australia, 6157. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 [Mark & James] Saturday May 7, 2005 at 7:30pm. $36. Pemberton Recreational Hall. Club Road, Pemberton, Western Australia, 6260. Phone the Pemberton Visitors Centre on 1800 671 133.

 [Mark & James] Sunday May 8, 2005 at 8:00pm. $35. Mandurah Players Bar. Shop 6/ 25 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210. Phone (08) 9582 8333.

 [Mark & James] Thursday May 19, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Pub & Restaurant. Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre, Corner Gympie and Hamilton Roads, Chermside, Queensland, 4032. Phone (07) 3630 5322.

 [Mark & James] Friday May 20, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Surfers Paradise, 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 4217. Phone (07) 5538 9122.

 [Mark & James] Saturday May 21, 2005 at 7:00pm. $25. The Surf Club. The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, 4557. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 [Mark & James] Sunday May 22, 2005 at 6:00pm. $25. Gilhooleys Irish Bar & Restaurant. Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Bryants Road, Loganholme, Queensland, 4129. Phone (07) 3209 7188.

 

28 February 2005 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard continues to gig around Melbourne with his immensely talented band, the Long Lost Brothers…

 Friday March 4, 2005. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 4894.

 Saturday, March 5, 2005. Phil’s Cafe. 49 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227. Phone (03) 5254 1477.

 Saturday March 19, 2005. The Elsternwick Hotel. 259 Brighton Road, Elwood, 3184. Phone (03) 9531 3218.

 [Every Friday from] Friday, April 15, 2005. The Rainbow. 27 St David Street, Fitzroy, 3065. Phone (03) 9419 4193.

 

18 February 2005 – New Sound Samples

Click here to go to the sounds section, where we have new samples from Mark Seymour’s upcoming “Daytime and the Dark” live acoustic album, along with last year’s Jack Howard album “Let’s Fall In Love”.

 

22 February 2005 – Mark In Sweden

We got word today from Michael Roberts that Mark Seymour will be doing a promo tour of Sweden after the visit to Canada. This means around March the 10th to the 17th some time. We will post more as we get details.

 

21 February 2005 – Mark Seymour In Canada: Confirmed Details

Thanks to Michael Roberts (Mark’s manager) and Keith Smout (who is helping in the hunt for a Canadian record deal), we have final information on Mark’s Canadian gigs. There will be two gigs as part of Canadian Music Week, as follows:

 Friday, March 4, 2005 at 9:00pm. The Reverb. 651 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ben Lee also performs.

 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 8:00pm. $10. Horseshoe Tavern. 368 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

20 February 2005 – Mark Seymour Gigging In Canada

Fan e-mails are suggesting there may be up to three gigs in Canada early in March. The only gig listed officially on Mark’s Internet site is at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30pm ($10). Chris R. and Tammy found a reference on the Canadian Music Week site to a show at Healey’s at 11pm on Saturday the 5th of March – but this may have changed because Healey’s now lists another artist at this day and time. Keith e-mailed us to report that Mark will be doing a gig with Ben Lee at the Reverb on Friday, March 4 at 9pm.

Please e-mail Stuart at stu@humanfrailty.com if you have any information. Thankyou!

 

17 February 2005 – Canadian Gig! Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark Seymour’s Internet site is listing three upcoming gigs, including one in Canada:

 Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 8:00pm. $10. Horseshoe Tavern. 368 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mark on stage at 9:30pm as part of the Canadian Music Week.

 Thursday March 24, 2005 at 6:00pm. Cost unknown. Weller’s Restaurant. 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road (Pitman Corner), Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 Sunday March 27, 2005 at midday. $16 (adult), $8 child, $40 family, $12 concession. Churchill Island Working Horse Festival. Phillip Island, Victoria. Call 03 5951 2823 or visit www.penguins.org.au .

“… and I always thought Toronto was the Lone Rangers horse”, to quote Mark Seymour stirring at a gig in Toronto back in 1986.

Click here for the latest on Mark Seymour’s “Daytime and the Dark”, including a detailed promotional review from Liberation Records.

 

6 February 2005 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark Seymour’s Internet site is listing a couple of new gigs in Victoria:

 Thursday March 24, 2005 at 6:00pm. Cost unknown. 150 Elthan-Yarra Glen Road (Pitman Corner), Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 Sunday March 27, 2005 at midday. $16 (adult), $8 child, $40 family, $12 concession. Churchill Island Working Horse Festival. Phillip Island, Victoria. Call 03 5951 2823 or visit www.penguins.org.au .

By the way – click here for the latest on Mark Seymour’s “Daytime and the Dark”, including a detailed promotional review from Liberation Records.

 

25 January 2005 – Mark Seymour’s New Acoustic Album

We have a final release date for Mark Seymour’s new acoustic album “Daytime and The Dark” – March the 14th. Click here for the final track listing and artwork!

 

20 January 2005 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Catch Jack Howard and his impressive band around Melbourne:

 Friday, 28 January 2005 at 7:30pm. The Fitzroy Gardens. Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002. Phone (03) 9417 2544.

 Saturday, 12 February 2005. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

 Saturday, 5 March 2005. Phil’s Cafe, Barwon Heads, 49 Hitchcock Avenue, Victoria 3227. Phone (03) 5254 1477.

 

11 January 2005 – New Releases Update

Mark Seymour’s new solo acoustic album “Daytime and the Dark” is to be released on Monday, February 21, 2005. This date seems fairly fixed so expect to see the album around this time.

The Hunters and Collectors rarities album “Mutations” is closer to production with Mark’s cover notes done, but still is not quite there. The “Living In Large Room and Lounges” re-release will still happen but not in the immediate future.

[Thanks Paul and Liberation Records]

 

18 December 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Only one gig on the radar at the moment. It is likely we will see more around this time as Mark’s solo acoustic album is released (see below).

 Wednesday, 19 January 2005. $76 (two course dinner and show). Doors 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Support 6:00pm, Mark 8:30pm. The Sands Torquay. 2 Sands Boulevard, Torquay, Victoria 3228. Phone: (03) 5264 8801 Fax: (03) 5264 3300.

 

17 December 2004 – Mark Seymour Acoustic Album

Mark Seymour has released details on his website on his new acoustic album, which we list as likely to be released in March 2005. Titled “Daytime and the Dark”, we now have an unordered list of tracks. Two previously unreleased tracks are included, “Good Old Boys Stuff” and “The Dream You Had Last Night”. We have lobbied Mark to include “Lorelei” but it is not on the current track listing. Please click here for all the latest on “Daytime and the Dark”.

 

16 December 2004 – MMM Attempting To Reform Hunna’s

MMM radio in Sydney are attempting to reform a number of pub rock bands, including Hunters and Collectors. Success remains unlikely but a possibility if the numbers add up.

 

11 December 2004 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard continues to promote his excellent new studio album “Let’s Fall In Love” around Melbourne:

 Friday 10, 17 and 31 December 2004. St Kilda Army and Navy Club (SKAANC), 88 Acland Street, St. Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 2348.

 Thursday 23 December 2004. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322.

 

18 November 2004 – Jack on DIG Internet Radio

Jack Howard’s new solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”, is currently the feature album on the ABC’s DIG Internet radio! http://www.abc.net.au/dig/

 

13 November 2004 – Article Flood

Dedicated fan Mark Hawling sent us a stack of old Hunters and Collectors articles recently. We have now added them all to the articles section. Most date back to the mid 1980’s. Thanks Mark!

 

10 November 2004 – Collected Mark Gossip

Mark has finished recording the “Through My Eyes” soundtrack, on the Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton story, which should be in stores soon. We hope to soon report more details, including Mark’s exact contribution to the album.

Mark has an acoustic album due for release in February next year (we estimate April). This acoustic album will have Mark, acoustic guitar and a little bit of a shaker or tambourine in parts. It will give a good flavour of the live performances we have been enjoying over the last few years. It will include acoustic renditions of “The Slab” and “Head Above Water”. The unreleased “Good Old Boys Stuff” may be included, though “Lorelei” is unconfirmed.

Mark is likely to return to full time high school English teaching in 2005. Mark will continue his music and performing. This change is a reflection of Mark’s need to keep busy.

 

9 November 2004 – Collected Rod Gossip

We caught up with Rod Davies before and after a recent Mark Seymour gig. Rod is working on his second studio album, “Turn The TV On”, which is going to have less layering of guitars and a generally more direct feel than his first album “Beautiful Scars”. Vocals will be the last component to add to the album, after he has got a feel for how the songs function live. Rod is working on the European market with his debut album, and is looking for support gigs. Rod and Mark practice less for gigs that it appears. Click here to view Rod’s website.

 

8 November 2004 – Collected Hunters Gossip

There was an attempt to reform Hunters and Collectors that had nothing to do with the band itself or anyone through this Internet site. It is unlikely to be successful, but there seems to have been a softening on the reunion possibility over the last few years. Any reunion would have to be financially viable. True Believers do not and will not press the issue as the band get hounded enough about it already.

 

7 November 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark continues to trot around Australia promoting his great third solo albumEmbedded. Mark particularly recommends Tilley’s in Canberra.

 Sunday November 14, 2004 at 11am. A Day In The Green – Sway Valley. Sandalford Caversham Estate, 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham, Western Australia. Includes Paul Kelly, George, Vicka and Linda and Blanche Dubois. Phone (08) 9374 9300.

 Friday November 19, 2004 at 6:30pm. Markets By Moonlight – The Rocks Stage. George Street, New South Wales, 2000. Zinc supports. Acoustic from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, band from 8pm to 9pm. Phone (02) 9240 8717.

 Saturday November 20, 2004 at 7pm. $45 (dinner and show). Uncle Neil’s Place. 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone (03) 9754 1177.

 Monday November 22, 2004 at 6:45pm. $25. The Famous Spiegeltent at The Arts Center. 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. Phone (03) 9281 8350.

 Thursday November 25, 2004 at 8pm. $20. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 Friday November 26, 2004 at 8pm. $2. The Heritage Hotel. 240 Princess Highway, Bulli, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4284 5884. Support at 8:30pm, Mark at 10pm.

 Saturday November 27, 2004 at 7:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 

27 October 2004 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard has a great new studio album “Let’s Fall In Love” out and is promoting it around Melbourne. Here are the details on the latest upcoming gigs:

 Saturday 30 October 2004. Ruby’s Love Lounge, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160. Phone (03) 9754 7445.

 Friday 5 November 2004. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood. Phone 03 9531 4894.

 Saturday 13 November 2004. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

By the way – Jack tips us off that Hunters and Collectors had a ‘lovely lunch’ at Liberation Records today where they receives their latest Gold sales accreditations. No, they are not reforming!! 🙂

 

20 October 2004 – Mark Seymour Live Album?

Mark Seymour mentioned during a recent gig at Anglesea that he will be recording a live acoustic album soon, which will include both his solo and Hunters and Collectors songs.

[Thanks Luke]

 

19 October 2004 – Rod Davies Update

Rod Davies second album is nearly finished and is to be called “Turn The TV On”. Before we see this album, we are likely to see a new live album. Both albums have had some delay as Rod’s debut album “Beautiful Scars” is to be soon released in Europe by Ulftone Music. Rod will also be touring Europe in 2005. Please go to www.roddavies.com for more information.

 

16 October 2004 – Call For Interest: Fan Rarities Trade

Six discs. Four Hunters and Collectors. Two Mark Seymour. Every officially released rarity around that is not available in stores on CD (or on the upcoming Mutations release). Superb vinyl rips courtesy of Brendan Jones.

Sound good?

The plan is a primitive trade as follows. A number of people express their interest and a list is created. Each person:
1. Receives discs
2. Makes a copy of the discs for themselves, and
3. Sends the disc on to the next person

You will need a CD burner. It is important that you process and send on the discs as quickly as possible.

If you are interested, please contact me (Stuart) privately ( stu@humanfrailty.com ) with your name, e-mail address and mailing address. Your details will only appear in private e-mail to at most five people (also in the chain).

 

12 October 2004 – Jack Howard’s Let’s Fall In Love Released

Jack Howard’s great second solo album “Let’s Fall In Love” is now available new in Australia. It should be able to be ordered into stores that do not have it in stock. The album can also easily be ordered from the Internet via sites like HMV (http://www.hmv.com.au/). Click here for more information on “Let’s Fall In Love”.

 

11 October 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Lots of gigs around the place as Mark continues to plug his great third solo album Embedded. About five gigs added, including new Brisbane area dates!

 Friday October 15, 2004 at 8pm. $20. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Support at 9pm, Mark at 10:30pm.

 Saturday October 16, 2004 at 7pm. $22. Ettalong Live, 211 Memorial Avenue, Ettalong Beach, Ettalong, New South Wales, 2247. Phone (02) 4341 1166. Support at 8:15pm, Mark at 9:15pm.

 Wednesday October 20, 2004 at 8pm. $2. Carine Glades Tavern, 493 Beach Road, Carine, Western Australia, 6020. Phone (08) 9447 7400.

 Thursday October 21, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Exit Nightclub, 43 Victoria Street, Bunbury, Western Australia. Phone (08) 9791 6522. Mark at 8pm.

 Friday October 22, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Civic Hotel. 981 Beaufort St, Inglewood, Western Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 Saturday October 23, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Leopold Hotel. Canning Highway, Bicton, Western Australia. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 Sunday October 24, 2004 at 4:30pm. $25. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 Friday October 29, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Saturday October 30, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 8:00pm. $18. Downtown Gilhooleys. Corner Elizabeth and Creek Streets, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 3221 8566.

 Friday, November 5, 2004 at 8:00pm. $15. Brannigans Tavern. Ground Floor Niecon Tower, Broadbeach Mall and Level 2 Niecon Tower, Broadbeach Mall, Broadbeach, 4218, Queensland. Phone (07) 5527 5377.

 Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 8:00pm. $20 ($15 for members). The Surf Club, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 Sunday November 14, 2004 at 11am. A Day In The Green – Sway Valley. Sandalford Caversham Estate, 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham, Western Australia. Includes Paul Kelly, George, Vicka and Linda and Blanche Dubois. Phone (08) 9374 9300.

 Saturday November 20, 2004 at 7pm. $45 (dinner and show). Uncle Neil’s Place. 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone (03) 9754 1177.

 Thursday November 25, 2004 at 8pm. $20. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 Friday November 26, 2004 at 8pm. $2. The Heritage Hotel. 240 Princess Highway, Bulli, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4284 5884. Support at 8:30pm, Mark at 10pm.

 Saturday November 27, 2004 at 7:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 

23 September 2004 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Former Hunters and Collectors trumpet player Jack Howard’s new album “Let’s Fall In Love” is still on track to be officially released on the 11th of October 2004. Jack has a few upcoming gigs to launch his great new album.

 Friday 22 October 2004. This is the official album launch. St Kilda Army and Navy Club (SKAANC), 88 Acland Street, St. Kilda, Victoria 3182. Phone (03) 9534 2348.

 Saturday 30 October 2004. Ruby’s Love Lounge, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160. Phone (03) 9754 7445.

 Sunday 13 November 2004. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and 1084 Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria 3163. Phone (03) 9571 1033.

 

21 September 2004 – Rod Davies Recording Second Studio Album

Rod Davies, commonly seen with Mark Seymour performing live, is in the final phases of recording his second studio album. Rod describes his new album as having a folk flavour, more interesting lyrics, more honesty and a sound that is less lush and more raw.

 

5 September 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Lots of gigs around the place as Mark continues to plug his great third solo album Embedded.

 Friday October 8, 2004. Doors 7:30pm, dinner 8pm, support 8:30pm, Mark 10pm. $58.50 (includes three course dinner). Eagle On The Hill. Mount Barker Road, Leawood Gardens, South Australia. Phone (08) 8339 2211.

 Saturday October 9, 2004. Doors 7:30pm, dinner 8pm, support 8:30pm, Mark 10pm. $58.50 (includes three course dinner). Eagle On The Hill. Mount Barker Road, Leawood Gardens, South Australia. Phone (08) 8339 2211.

 Friday October 15, 2004 at 8pm. $20. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Support at 9pm, Mark at 10:30pm.

 Saturday October 16, 2004 at 7pm. $22. Ettalong Live, 211 Memorial Avenue, Ettalong Beach, Ettalong, New South Wales, 2247. Phone (02) 4341 1166. Support at 8:15pm, Mark at 9:15pm.

 Wednesday October 20, 2004 at 8pm. $2. Carine Glades Tavern, 493 Beach Road, Carine, Western Australia, 6020. Phone (08) 9447 7400.

 Thursday October 21, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Exit Nightclub, 43 Victoria Street, Bunbury, Western Australia. Phone (08) 9791 6522. Mark at 8pm.

 Friday October 22, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Civic Hotel. 981 Beaufort St, Inglewood, Western Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 Saturday October 23, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Leopold Hotel. Canning Highway, Bicton, Western Australia. Phone (08) 9339 1100.

 Sunday October 24, 2004 at 4:30pm. $25. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 Friday October 29, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Saturday October 30, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Thursday November 25, 2004 at 8pm. $20. Milton Theatre. 69 Princes Highway, Milton, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4455 3056. E-mailtickets@miltontheatre.com.au .

 Friday November 26, 2004 at 8pm. $2. The Heritage Hotel. 240 Princess Highway, Bulli, New South Wales. Phone (02) 4284 5884. Support at 8:30pm, Mark at 10pm.

 Saturday November 27, 2004 at 7:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 

26 August 2004: Jack Howard Update

If you would like to get your hands on Jack Howard’s new studio album “Let’s Fall In Love”, e-mail Jack himself at jack@humanfrailty.com

After two years, Jack’s Friday night gigs at the Elwood RSL are NO LONGER.

 

30 August 2004 – Remastered The Way To Go Out CD Released

The Liberation Records CD remaster of the raw 1985 “The Way To Go Out” live album is now available in Australian stores. The mastering on the new CD is noticeably better than on the original CD, as is the case with the new “Hunters and Collectors” and “The Jaws Of Life” album releases. A DVD of “The Way To Go Out” was released for the first time back in June. Click here for more details.

 

25 August 2004: Under One Roof DVD Gold

The “Under One Roof” DVD has been certified gold for sales of over 7,500 in Australia.

 

11 August 2004: Mark’s ‘A Shoulder To Cry On’ Promo Single

Mark Seymour’s “A Shoulder To Cry On” promotional single shall find itself to radio stations over the coming few days. Thanks to Paul at Liberation, we have the artwork available here.

 

4 August 2004: Jack Howard CD Launch and More

Jack Howard is holding a ‘pre-emptive’ CD launch for his new studio album “Let’s Fall In Love” on Saturday the 21st of August at 9pm. The gig is at The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322. The cost is $10 at the door or $40 for dinner and show. Dan Hall is the support for the evening. You will be able to purchase the album here before it’s official release date of the 11th of October.

I recently had the pleasure of being in Melbourne and attending one of the weekly Jack Howard gigs at the Elwood RSL. I came way extremely impressed with the high quality musicianship of Jack and his band the Long Lost Brothers. Playing “Sail Upon Our Smile” for us travel worn Queenslanders was a particularly fine moment. Those in Melbourne not only have the best food I have ever eaten, but you have this fantastic weekly gig for free. Forget ‘Elwoods best kept music secret’, this may well be Australia’s best kept music secret!

Jack’s upcoming gigs:

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Saturday 21 August 2004. $10 at door, $40 with dinner. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322.

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Saturday 4 September 2004. Ruby’s Love Lounge, 1648 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, Victoria 3160. Phone (03) 9754 7445.

You can visit Jack’s Internet site at www.jack-howard.com

 

3 August 2004: Release Date Schedule

Below are the latest planned release dates, courtesy of Paul at Liberation Records and Jack Howard.

 Mark Seymour radio only “Shoulder To Cry On”. 16 August 2004. The video clip has been made and promotion will start soon.

 H&C “Way To Go Out” re-release CD. 30 August 2004. We are not sure why the delay, but this date should be close.

 Jack Howard’s “Let’s Fall In Love” album. 11 October 2004. This date is fixed.

 H&C “Mutations” rarities CD. November 2004. Paul is working on this, it seems to be a little difficult to get everything together.

 H&C “Living In Large Rooms” re-release. 17 January 2005. The decision has been made that this will happen.

 

2 August 2004: Natural Selection Certified Gold

The new Hunters and Collectors ‘Natural Selection’ album has been certified Gold for sales of 35,000 in Australia! By our records, this is the 12th Hunters and Collectors album to reach this level of sales certification.

 

27 July 2004: Mark Posting On His Guestbook

From www.markseymour.com.au

Name: Mark Seymour
Date: Tue Jul 27 8:51:56 2004
Comments:
To all who attended the Harbord Diggers Show July 23

My humble apologies if I offended anybody, (and I did) for not returning to the stage for an encore. I waited backstage and listened to the crowd response and made the judgement that there was only a luke warm response. I have received a letter from an angry punter who has accused me of being unprofessional and simply ‘walking off without any explanation’. As far as I can recall, I played the 14 odd songs on the setlist, thanked the crowd, said ‘goodnight’ and left the stage. I also thanked the crowd for’making the effort’ to come mid-way through the show as well, although the use of this phrase appears to have caused offence as well.

In summary, all I can say is that on virtually every occasion I play on when prompted, but I ALWAYS size up the level of response and decide beforehand if an encore is warranted, as any self respecting artist should. Encores are not a given and the last thing I want to do is overstay my welcome.

 

26 July 2004: Happy Birthday Mark!

Happy birthday Mark, from all the True Believers!

 

25 July 2004: AWOL Way To Go Out CD

The remastered “The Way To Go Out” CD is meant to be in stores, but it can not be found and few stores (eg. Chaos Music) seem to believe it exists. We are chasing this one up.

 

7 July 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Hello chums. I will be away – road tripping around this great country of Australia (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Dubbo, Charleville, Roma, back home to Brisbane) and stirring up locals and fellow bogans, wherever they may be – from July 7 to 25. The latest hints are that Mutations has been delayed again, but The Way To Go Out re-mastered CD should be in stores by the time I return.

The latest Mark gigs are below…

 Friday July 23, 2004 at 8:00pm. $20. Harbord Diggers. Evans St, Harbord, New South Wales, 2096. Phone (02) 9938 1444.

 Saturday July 24, 2004 at 8:00pm. $20. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961.

 Sunday July 25, 2004 at 8:00pm. $20. Brass Monkey. 115A Cronulla Street, Cronulla, New South Wales, 2230. Phone (02) 9544 3844.

 Saturday August 21, 2004 at 8:00pm. Cost unknown. Crystal Creek Resort. Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain, Victoria, 3898. Phone (03) 5159 6422.

 Friday September 3, 2004 at 8:00pm. $22. The Palais. 111 Main Rd., Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. Phone (03) 5348 4849.

 Saturday September 4, 2004 at 8:00pm. $30. The Surfing Albatross Cafe and Bar. 87-89 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea, Victoria, 3230. Phone (03) 5263 1010.

 Friday October 8, 2004. Doors 7:00pm, support 8:30pm, Mark 10pm. $58.50 (includes three course dinner). Eagle On The Hill. Mount Barker Road, Leawood Gardens, South Australia. Phone (08) 8339 2211.

 Saturday October 9, 2004. Doors 7:00pm, support 8:30pm, Mark 10pm. $58.50 (includes three course dinner). Eagle On The Hill. Mount Barker Road, Leawood Gardens, South Australia. Phone (08) 8339 2211.

 Friday October 29, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Saturday October 30, 2004 at 8:00pm. $25. Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. 25 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne, Victoria. Phone (03) 9663 2856.

 Saturday November 27, 2004 at 7:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 

28 June 2004 – The Way To Go Out DVD Released

The great raw 1985 “The Way To Go Out” video is now available in Australian stores as an all region DVD! Click here for more details. The remastered CD version release has been put back until the 19th of July.

 

11 June 2004 – Jack Howard “Let’s Fall In Love” Update

Jack Howard’s second solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”, is very close to release, with distribution finalised. Jack mentions that he passed the album to Rob Hirst, of Midnight Oil fame, who loves it.

 

10 June 2004 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack has been in contact! Here are the latest gig details!

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Every Friday night. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood. Phone 03 9531 4894.

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Sunday 3 July 2004. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria.

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Saturday 21 August 2004. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322.

 

9 June 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

One added for the poor Melbourne crowd, who I head have not seen Mark for a whole six months! 😛

 Friday June 11, 2004 at 8pm. Sandringham Hotel. $20. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 Saturday June 12 at 8pm. $20. Sandringham Hotel. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 Sunday June 13 at 6pm. $20. Sandringham Hotel. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 Thursday July 1, 2004. 6:30pm – $70 (three course dinner and gig). 8:30pm – $28 (finger food and gig). Wellers Restaurant. Pitman Corner, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 

7 June 2004 – Release Date Schedule Update

Below are the latest planned release dates, courtesy of Paul at Liberation Records.

 H&C “Way To Go Out” re-release CD and DVD. 28 June 2004.

 H&C “Mutations” rarities CD. 26 July 2004.

 Mark Seymour radio only “Shoulder To Cry On”. August 2004.

 Jack Howard’s “Let’s Fall In Love” album. 13 September 2004.

 H&C “Living In Large Rooms” re-release. 22 November 2004.

 

7 June 2004 – Fan Mark Seymour Interview

Click here to read an extensive interview between True Believers webmaster Stuart Fenech and Mark Seymour!

 

31 May 2004 – Mark’s Brisbane Gigs

Click here for set lists and comments on Mark’s recent Brisbane gigs!

 

25 May 2004 – Brass Monkey May 23 Gig Comments

Sydney fan Linda e-mailed us some interesting details about Mark’s gig last Sunday:

Just wanted to let you know that I saw Mark on Sunday night at The Brass Monkey in Cronulla, and I have to say after watching him live for about 17-18 years, that was one of the best shows I’ve seen! He did a lot of stuff off the new CD, some off the first 2, the usual Throw your arms, Holy Grail and What’s a Few Men?, but also some old H&C dinosaurs – When the River Runs Dry and one of my favourites, True Tears of Joy. It was amazing, and he was in fine form too. If you have any contact with his management people, please urge them to use the Brass Monkey again – it was small and intimate, non smoking (yeah), and the acoustics were really great, not to mention that it’s close to home too!

 

25 May 2004 – Vanguard May 21 Gig Set List

Courtesy of one of the most devoted Hunna’s fans in the world, Dave Skinner, comes this set list and comments on Mark’s recent gig at the Vanguard:

The Ballad Of The One Eyed man
Sad Songs
When the River Runs Dry
Try Not To Try
Made Man
Holy Grail
Throw Your Arms Around Me
Waratah Street
Ghost Of Vainglory
Home Again
Lorelei
Paradise down Under
Eye Of The Needle
43 in the shade
Long Way Down
Ready to Go
(Break – Encore)
Last Ditch Cabaret
Parting Glass

Mark was on fire, great show. Small but intimate venue. Had the pleasure of catching up with Rob Miles, Mark Seymour and Michael Roberts backstage after the show. Had some short but interesting conversation and am looking forward to attending one of the three shows at Newtown’s Sandringham in a few weeks…

 

20 May 2004 – Mutations Front Cover

Click here to check out the Hunters and Collectors “Mutations” rarities set cover, recently created by Rob Miles. It will make you look twice!

 

2 May 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update: Lots ‘O’ Gigs

Here is the full, comprehensive list of all Mark Seymour gigs booked at the moment.

 Thursday May 13, 2004 at 6pm (onstage 9:30pm). $95 (dinner and show). Oceanus Restaurant. 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach, Western Australia, 6015. Phone (08) 9385 7555.

 Friday May 14, 2004 at 8pm. $25. Civic Hotel. 981 Beaufort St, Inglewood, Western Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 Saturday May 15, 2004 at 6pm (onstage 9:30pm). $95 (dinner and show). Driftwood Winery Restaurant. 13 Caves Rd, Yallingup (Margaret River region), Western Australia, 6282. Phone (08) 9755 6338.

 Sunday May 16, 2004 at 4:30pm. Cost unknown. Oxford Hotel. 368 Oxford St, Leederville, Western Australia, 6007. Phone (08) 9444 2193.

 Friday May 21, 2004 at 5pm. $20. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 7992.

 Saturday May 22, 2004 at 6:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 Sunday May 23, 2004 at 5pm. $20. Brass Monkey. 115A Cronulla Street, Cronulla, New South Wales, 2230. Phone (02) 9544 3844.

 Thursday May 27, 2004 at 10pm. $18. Downtown Gilhooleys. Corner Elizabeth and Creek Streets, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 3221 8566.

 Friday May 28, 2004 at 10pm (doors 8pm, support 9pm). $20. Four Mile Creek Hotel, 262 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Queensland, 4500. Phone (07) 3205 2344.

 Saturday May 29, 2004 at 10pm (doors 8pm, support 9pm). $20 ($15 for members). The Surf Club, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 Sunday May 30, 2004 at 10pm. $15. Gilhooleys Surfers. 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Phone (07) 5538 9122. Nick Waters supports from 5pm to 9pm.

 Friday June 11, 2004. Sandringham Hotel. Cost unknown. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 Saturday June 12, 2004. Cost unknown. Sandringham Hotel. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 Sunday June 13, 2004. Cost unknown. Sandringham Hotel. 387 King St., Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 1254.

 

1 May 2004 – Release Date Schedule Update

Below are the latest planned release dates, courtesy of Paul at Liberation Records.

 28 June 2004. Jack Howard – Let’s Fall In Love album.

 5 July 2004. Hunters and Collectors – The Way To Go Out remastered CD and DVD.

 19 July 2004. Hunters and Collectors – Mutations album (rarities).

 11 October 2004. Hunters and Collectors – Living In Large Rooms remastered CD album.

 

30 April 2004 – Embedded Chart Performance

Mark’s excellent “Embedded” album debuted at #159 in Australia this week. It performed best in Victoria/Tasmania (#105), then Queensland (#168), then Western Australia (#184), then New South Wales/ACT (#203) and South Australia/Northern Territory (#232). Promotion is taking off this week and next week, so it would be extremely surprising if sales do not improve.

[Thanks Sarch]

 

19 April 2004 – Mark’s Embedded Released In Stores

Mark Seymour’s excellent third solo album, “Embedded”, has been released and is now available in stores. An assortment of Australian stores have the album well stocked while others should be able to order the album. “Embedded” includes the radio single “43 In The Shade” and “Try Not To Try”.

Click here for more information on “Embedded”. Click here for reviews. Click here for Mark Seymour’s official website (http://www.markseymour.com.au). Enjoy!

 

12 April 2004 – Mark Embedded News

Mark’s “Embedded” album is only one week away and is hence now available for pre-ordering at most music stores. Online stores selling Embedded, from the most recommended, include:

 Chaos Music – Direct Link To Embedded
 HMV – Direct Link To Embedded
 Sanity – Direct Link To Embedded

Reviews of “Embedded” are starting to appear. We have already added two to the Articles section. Please send us (stu@humanfrailty.com) any reviews you happen to come across.

Mark will be doing a quick promotional tour (no performances) in Queensland from the 27th to the 30th of April. Four Queensland gigs will occur one month later (see the latest Mark gig update on this page for more details).

 

9 April 2004 – Mark’s Embedded Interview, News

True Believers is likely to gain an interview in a few weeks time with Mark Seymour to talk about his third solo album, “Embedded”. We have no idea how we are to do this, but will work something out. The important matter is… what questions should we ask? We need some good questions! 🙂 Please send Stuart questions at stu@humanfrailty.com .

“Embedded” is released on the 19th of April 2004. Sound samples are available on Mark’s site (http://www.markseymour.com.au/) and the first review of Embedded has been published on the Internet (http://www.undercover.com.au/reviews/urmarkseymourembedded.html).

 

8 April 2004 – Final Mutations Track Listing and Details

There has been a lot of action being the scenes over the last month with the Hunters and Collectors “Mutations” rarities collection. We are now very close to the end of the game, with the track listing and art work more or less complete.

Click here to go to the Mutations page and view the final track listing.

Click here to go to our article on The Making Of Mutations where we review the debates and decisions made on this album.

 

6 April 2004 – Mark Appearing On “Stingers” (Update)

Episode 165 of “Stingers”, on Tuesday the 27th of April 2004 at 9-30pm, will feature Mark Seymour. Mark is to play a drug dealer or a general bad guy of similar ilk.

[Thanks Miriam and Jenelle]

 

4 April 2004 – New Mark Seymour Site Launched

Mark Seymour’s site has been completely relaunched athttp://www.markseymour.com.au

The site has received a well needed freshening up and contains some new sections. Sound samples, lyrics and other information is provided on the Embedded tracks. Seymour Rants contains a classic story of touring in Northern America and John Archer’s driving. The site is loading slowly at the moment which is not a good sign, but is hopefully because of increased traffic.

 

3 April 2004 – Natural Selection 1 CD Version In Stores

The one CD version of the Hunters and Collectors “Natural Selection” album is already available in stores, despite an official release date of April 19!

 

2 April 2004 – Call For Interest: Fan H&C Bootleg Trade

A list of the bootlegs (unofficial live recordings) that we have managed to get hold of through True Believers are listed on this page:

http://www.humanfrailty.com/albums/bootlegs.htm

Would you like to have a copy of all of these bootlegs?

The plan is a primitive trade as follows. A number of people express their interest and a list is created. Each person:
1. Receives discs
2. Makes a copy of the discs for themselves, and
3. Sends the disc on to the next person

You will need a CD burner. It is important that you process and send on the discs as quickly as possible. The band does not have an official position on bootlegs. Bootlegs ARE NOT a substitute for the three live albums available new.

If you are interested, please contact me (Stuart) privately ( stu@humanfrailty.com ) with your name, e-mail address and mailing address. I will be in contact from there.

 

1 April 2004 – Mark Seymour Gig Update: Four Brisbane Gigs

Mark’s new album “Embedded” is not far away now, and the gigs are lining up.

This latest update includes the full four Brisbane gigs. Your webmaster Stuart is hoping to make every one of them and hopes to see you there.

 Saturday April 10, 2004 at 7pm. $20. The Peninsula Lounge. Corner Moorooduc and Eramosa Road, 990 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc, Victoria, 3933. Phone (03) 5978 8717.

 Wednesday April 21, 2004 at 8pm. Radio competition winners only – 96FM No Dough Show. Civic Hotel. Corner Beaufort St and Wood St, 981 Beaufort St, Inglewood, West Australia, 6052. Phone (08) 9272 1011.

 Friday May 21, 2004 at 5pm. $20. The Vanguard. 42 King St, Newtown, New South Wales, 2042. Phone (02) 9557 7992.

 Saturday May 22, 2004 at 6:30pm. $25. Tilley’s Devine Cafe. Corner Wattle and Brigalow St, Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory, 2602. Phone (02) 6247 7753.

 Sunday May 23, 2004 at 5pm. $20. Brass Monkey. 115A Cronulla Street, Cronulla, New South Wales, 2230. Phone (02) 9544 3844.

 Thursday May 27, 2004 at 10pm. $18. Downtown Gilhooleys. Corner Elizabeth and Creek Streets, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. Phone (07) 3221 8566.

 Friday May 28, 2004 at 10pm (doors 8pm, support 9pm). $20. Four Mile Creek Hotel, 262 Gympie Road, Strathpine, Queensland. Phone (07) 3205 2344.

 Saturday May 29, 2004 at 10pm (doors 8pm, support 9pm). $20 ($15 for members). The Surf Club, The Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland. Phone (07) 5444 1300.

 Sunday May 30, 2004 at 10pm. $15. Gilhooleys Surfers. 39 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Phone (07) 5538 9122. Nick Waters supports from 5pm to 9pm.

 

31 March 2004 – Do Not Bid On This E-Bay Item

At True Believers, we do not like it when people attempt to take advantage of loyal fans for great financial gain and electronic auction site E-bay is often the local of such evil deeds..

An advance or promotional copy of Mark Seymour’s third solo album, Embedded, has been put up on E-bay three weeks ahead of release (19 April). This is not the idea of promotional copies and is simply exploiting fan love for great financial gain.

DO NOT BID ON IT. The bidding ends in about a week, by the time everything is sorted out you will
only get the CD a couple of days before the actual release anyway.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4004879727&category=307

 

27 March 2004 – Mark Appearing On “Stingers”

Mark Seymour is to appear in the Australia television drama “Stingers” in the coming month. Mark is going to play a drug dealer or a general bad guy of similar ilk. Stingers is on Channel 9 on Tuesday nights at 9:30pm.

[Thanks Jenelle]

 

19 March 2004 – Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers on TV

Cable channel 31’s “Chartbusting 80’s” show shall feature Jack Howard and his band the Long Lost Brothers on Thursday the 27th of March at 9pm. The plan is to be shown playing one original song and two well chosen 80’s covers.

 

15 March 2004 – More on “43 In The Shade”

Thanks to Paul Costello at Liberation Records, we have our hands on the radio only “43 In The Shade” Mark Seymour promotional single. Of note to the more obsessed of us is that the version on this single is a “single edit” of length 3 minutes and 38 seconds, which is 36 seconds shorter than the album version. The difference appears to be accounted for by the complete removal of the 34 second introduction at the start of the album version. The mix does not appear to be different between the two versions.

With “43 In The Shade” released to radio today, we can pester radio stations in our spare time to get the song played. If you hear or get the song on the radio, we would really like to know about it (and shout you a beer). Please e-mail Stuart.

 

10 March 2004 – World Premier Of Mark Seymour’s New Single

We have snatched the world premier of Mark Seymour’s new radio only single “43 In The Shade”. Due for release to radio next Monday, “43 In The Shade” is the first radio single from Mark Seymour’s “Embedded” album, due on the 19th of April. We hope you enjoy the sample provided.

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 43 In The Shade sample

 

3 March 2004 – Jack Howard Internet Site Launched

There is now a website dedicated to the Jack Howard cause, put together by Dave Rosen. Currently in a basic guise, http://www.jack-howard.com is going to be added to over the coming months.

 

2 March 2004 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Below are the latest Jack Howard gig details, straight from the man himself:

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Friday 5 March 2004. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood. Phone 03 9531 4894.

 Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers. Sunday 7 March 2004. The Heritage Tavern, Balnarring (on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula).

 The Elwood Dad’s Band. Saturday 13 March 2004. Free. The Elwood RSL. 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood. Phone 03 9531 4894.

The Long Lost Brothers is Jack’s band that has appeared in an earlier guise on the “Secrets and White Lies” album. The Elwood Dad’s Band is a legendary local Elwood band formed by parents of Elwood State Primary School parents. Jack is proudly a founding member of this renowned conglomeration.

 

1 March 2004 – “The Way To Go Out” CD and DVD

“The Way To Go Out” is going to be released on DVD as part of a CD and DVD set. This pack is planned for release around the 31st of May this year. The CD shall be remastered and this is the first appearance “The Way To Go Out” has made on DVD. “The Way To Go Out” shall be the third Hunters and Collectors DVD release, following last year’s “Under One Roof” and studio video compilation “Natural Selection”.

 

27 February 2004 – Mark “Embedded” Details

It is full steam ahead for the third Mark Seymour album, “Embedded”. It is now more or less fixed that the album will be in stores from April 19, with the “43 In The Shade” promotional single released to radio on Match 15.

Click here to go to the “Embedded” page, which now includes the front cover artwork and links to song pages containing full lyrics.

 

15 February 2004 – Mark Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour gigs direct from Mark’s site and Michael Roberts:

 Sunday February 29, 2004. Cost not given – may be free? Outdoor Lawn Stage, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Summertime Grooves 2004 featuring The Tulips, Stiletto Sisters and Mark Seymour. See below.

 Thursday March 11, 2004 at 6:30pm. $49.90. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8208 2222. “The Write Stuff” gig combining The Whitlams, George and Mark Seymour. It is almost enough to make you wish you lived in Adelaide 😉

A press release from Mark Seymour on the February 29 gig:

The acoustic music that is played in the smaller clubs and bars of Melbourne, is enjoyed by an audience that is both wide ranging in its age and cultural background. I have attempted to bring together a musical program that reflects this broad array of style and mood by bringing together artists whose emotional language would appear on the surface to be unrelated.

The day begins with a set from Caroline Kennedy. Caroline is a master of delicate melancholic pop that resonates with yearning and laconic wit. She has been writing and performing for over fifteen years. Although she is best known for fronting “Deadstar,” her artistic legacy is far richer than that. Her latest project “The Tulips”, displays all the hallmarks of an artist who is maturing and exploring emotion with an new and invigorated subtlety.

Next on the bill is a short set from Hope Csutoros and Judy Gunson, who together, form the core of the “Stiletto Sisters’, who’s renditions of traditional gypsy music will hopefully drive home the complex cultural heritage that post-war migration has brought to Melbourne.
Hope and Judy will re-introduce themselves in my closing set. My material is frequently presented in a variety of forms, form solo acoustic to full-blown rock, and I have recently crossed paths with Hope in the performance of the Loenard Cohen song, “Dance me to the End of Love” for Channel 10’s production of ‘Crash Burn’.

By integrating this broad variety of musical talent on one bill my aim is to show how easily a seemingly disparate array of style and genre can entertain by introducing the element of surprise, when in it is presented in an unpretentious acoustic environment.

 

12 February 2004 – Mark’s ’43 In The Shade’ Promotional Single

“43 In The Shade” is to be the first promotional single from Mark Seymour’s upcoming “Embedded” album. This song will be released to radio and is the track to ring and pester radio stations to play, if you are that way inclined! No exact details on when this promotional only single will be sent to radio just yet.

 

1 February 2004 – Release Schedule Update

Below are the latest expected release dates on all upcoming releases…

 March 2004. Mark Seymour – promotional CD single for radio only. Likely to be “43 In The Shade” or “Shoulder To Cry On”.

 19 April 2004. Mark Seymour – Embedded album.

 May 2004. Hunters and Collectors – The Way To Go Out remastered CD album and probably DVD.

 June 2004. Hunters and Collectors – Mutations album (rarities).

 June 2004. Jack Howard – Let’s Fall In Love album.

 August 2004. Hunters and Collectors – Living In Large Rooms remastered CD album.

These estimates are based on the progress with each project. This is information provided by Paul Costello at Liberation Records (thanks again, Paul!).

 

31 January 2004 – Jack Back At The Elwood RSL

Jack Howard’s weekly gigs at the Elwood RSL are back! Next weekend the gig will be on the Saturday night (the 7th of February) before returning to the usual Friday night spot. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (phone 03 9531 4894).

 

26 January 2004 – Mark Gig Update

The latest Mark Seymour gigs, including a unique opportunity for a fine evening of music in Adelaide, direct from Mark’s site:

 Saturday January 31, 2004 at 3pm. Cost not given – may be free? All Saints Estate. All Saints Road, Wahgunyah, Victoria. Performing with Vika and Linda, James Reyne (ex-Australian Crawl) and Renee Gayer.

 Thursday March 11, 2004 at 6:30pm. $49.90. Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Port Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia, 5007. Phone (08) 8208 2222. “The Write Stuff” gig combining The Whitlams, George and Mark Seymour. It is almost enough to make you wish you lived in Adelaide 😉

 

10 January 2004 – Jack Howard’s New Album

Jack Howard’s second solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”, is likely to be released around May this year. Initially we expected February, but Jack is no longer signed to Laughing Outlaw records in what was a “mutual parting of ways”. Options on the release are being considered right now and the album itself is mixed and ready to go.

 

1 January 2004 – New Year’s Mark News

Welcome to 2004!

To greet the new year, we have published the track listing to Mark’s new solo album “Embedded”. Click here to go to the “Embedded” page and view the final track listing of the new album, due for release on March 15, 2004.

 

24 December 2003 – Season’s Greetings

True Believers wishes everybody out there the best of joy through the Christmas and New Year period. We hope that, irrespective of religion, you enjoy this opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family.

In the world of the Hunna’s, in 2004 we can look forward to a number of new releases. Mark’s third solo album, “Embedded”, is planned for March and Jack Howard’s second solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”, will hopefully appear around the same time. The remaining Hunters and Collectors live albums should be re-released, and we may see a “The Way To Go Out” DVD.

 

11 December 2003 – Two Recent Mark Seymour Set Lists

Thanks to Miriam and Rob, here are two recent Mark Seymour set lists:

Friday December 5, 2003, The Palais. Full band, including Hope from My Friend The Chocolate Cake.

  1. When The River Runs Dry
  2. Lorelei
  3. Waratah Street
  4. The Ghost Of Vainglory
  5. In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home
  6. Last Ditch Cabaret
  7. Made Man
  8. Try Not To Try
  9. Shoulder To Cry On
  10. Ready To Go
  11. Throw Your Arms Around Me
  12. Is There Anybody Left Alive?
  13. Out Of This World
  14. The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man
  15. Sad Songs
  16. Long Way Down
  17. On My Way Home
  18. [Encore break] Ashes To Ashes (Steve Earl cover)
  19. The Eye Of The Needle
  20. Richard Cory
  21. Parting Glass

 

Friday November 7, 2003, The Bridge Hotel (with Diesel – shorter gig). Acoustic.

  1. When The River Runs Dry
  2. Lorelei
  3. The Ghost Of Vainglory
  4. Long Way Down
  5. In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home
  6. Sad Songs
  7. Holy Grail
  8. Waratah Street
  9. Shoulder To Cry On
  10. Made Man
  11. 43 In The Shade
  12. Last Ditch Cabaret
  13. Eye Of The Needle
  14. On My Way Home
  15. [Encore break] Paradise Downunder
  16. Throw Your Arms Around Me

 

8 December 2003 – Mark Seymour Gig Update; Including New Zealand!

Below is the latest Mark Seymour gig update, fresh from Mark’s site:

 Friday December 5, 2003 at 8pm. $22 show, $49 show and dinner. The Palais. 111 Main Rd., Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. Phone (03) 5348 4849.

 Saturday December 6, 2003 at 8pm. $20. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322. Shannon Lyon from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada is supporting.

 Sunday December 7, 2003 at 4pm. $25. Deakin Waterfront Cafe. Geelong, Victoria.

 Wednesday December 31, 2003 at 8pm. $50. Anglers Tavern, 2 Raleigh Road, Maribymong, Victoria, 3032. Phone (03) 9318 2811.

 Sunday January 18, 2004 at 8pm. $25. The Kings Arms Tavern, Frances St, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand. Phone 9373 8240. Supports: Damien Binder. Presented by Radio Hauraki.

 

24 November 2003 – Hunters and Collectors DVD’s Available

Two Hunters and Collectors DVD’s were released today – the studio video compilation “Natural Selection” and the 1998 live classic “Under One Roof”. Below are some notes about these releases:

 These are the first Hunters and Collectors DVD’s released.

 Both DVD’s are all region in the PAL video format.

 The 18 track “Under One Roof” is remixed in Dolby surround sound. Click here for more details.

 The 25 track “Natural Selection” is a comprehensive collection of Hunters and Collectors promotional video clips. Click here for more details.

 All DVD’s can be ordered online through Chaos Music, Whammo, HMV and others. If you have a local JB’s Hi-Fi, we recommend purchasing the DVD’s there, as they should be under A$30.

 

23 November 2003 – Pearl Jam DVD with Mark

The Pearl Jam DVD “Live At The Garden” is now available in most places around the world. This DVD contains the performance of “Throw Your Arms Around Me” with Eddie Vedder (lead singer of Pearl Jam) and Mark Seymour. This performance is from a gig earlier in the year in Perth, Australia.

 

21 November 2003 – Mark On Liberation, Album In March

It is official – Mark has signed with Liberation Records (the same group currently releasing the Hunters and Collectors material) and his third solo album, “Embedded”, is scheduled to be released in March 2004.

 

18 November 2003 – Natural Selection Cracks The Top 50

Hunters and Collectors new ‘best of’, “Natural Selection”, has risen to #40 on it’s fifth week in the ARIA Australian albums chart. This makes “Selection” their tenth top 50 album.

 

12 November 2003 – Under One Roof DVD in 5.1 Audio

The “Under One Roof” DVD has been fully remixed in the Dolby Surround Sound 5.1 audio format. The DVD, due for release on the 24th of November, will also contain a standard stereo audio track for those of us with less impressive audio facilities.

 

8 November 2003 – Natural Selection DVD Track Listing

Click here to view the full track listing for the forthcoming “Natural Selection” DVD (due for release on the 24th of November). The main items to note are:

 The DVD is a complete collection of promotional studio video clips.

 25 video clips in total. Only one of these (“Carry Me”) is live.

 Both video clips for “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (1986 and 1990) are included.

 “The Slab” studio video clip has emerged from the deep recesses of history.

 The audio has been greatly improved but not remastered.

 This DVD will be all region and encoded in the PAL video format.

 True Believers and the fans visiting this site had an impact on the format and contents of this DVD. Cheers to Brendan Jones (fan) and Paul Costello (Liberation Records).

 

6 November 2003 – Love Is In The Air

The Australian ABC series “Love Is In The Air” is likely to feature Hunters and Collectors this Sunday. We suspect that interviews with Mark Seymour will be prominent in this feature. “Love Is In The Air” is a five part series on Australian pop music, shown on the ABC at 7:30pm on Sunday nights.

[Source: Miriam/Stuart/ABC advertising]

 

5 November 2003 – Natural Selection At #52

The new Hunters and Collectors “Natural Selection” compilation climbed to #52 in it’s third week on the Australian albums chart. This rise was mainly powered by the state of Victoria, where the album rose 11 places to #39. Below are the full chart positions (numbers in brackets are last weeks positions):

 52 (56) Australia

 38 (46) Western Australia
 39 (50) Victoria (includes Tasmania)
 54 (55) South Australia (includes Northern Territory)
 51 (58) Queensland
 68 (71) New South Wales

The album is likely to rise soon, as television advertising is planned.

[Thanks Sarch!]

 

2 November 2003 – New Jack Howard Sound Samples

Click here to go to the sounds section and listen to new Jack Howard mp3 sound samples from his second solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”. Jack sent us rough mix samples of three songs – “I Just Don’t Understand”, the rocker “Losin’ My Mind” and the mellow “Let’s Fall In Love”.

 

31 October 2003 – New Jack Howard Album Artwork

Click here to view the artwork for Jack Howard’s forthcoming new album, “Let’s Fall In Love”. We do not have a fixed release date yet, but estimate a February 2004 release.

 

29 October 2003 – Track Listing For New Jack Howard Album

Click here to view the track listing and art work for Jack Howard’s second solo album, “Let’s Fall In Love”.

 

28 October 2003 – Updated Liberation Records Release Schedule

Below are the latest and greatest planned release dates for the forthcoming Liberation Records Hunters and Collectors releases:

 “Under One Roof” re-release on CD and DVD: 24 November 2003. [Note: first time on DVD]

 “Natural Selection” DVD (contains studio video clips): 24 November 2003.

 “Natural Selection” one CD version: February 2004 [limited edition 2 CD already available]

 “Mutations” album: March 2004.

 “The Way To Go Out” re-release on CD and probably DVD: June 2004. [Note: first time on DVD]

 “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges” re-release on CD: June 2004.

[Thanks Paul]

 

27 October 2003 – Full Liner Notes From Natural Selection

True Believers has published online the entire liner notes from the two CD “Natural Selection” compilation album. These were written by Mark Seymour and include commentary on every song included on the album. The liner notes are quite entertaining and a must read for Hunters fans. Click here to read the full liner notes.

 

27 October 2003 – Natural Selection Climbs On Charts

In it’s second week on the Australian chart, the new Hunters and Collectors best of, “Natural Selection”, has risen to #56. Below are the full charting details, courtesy of Sarch (numbers in brackets are last weeks positions):

 56 (64) Australia

 46 (40) Western Australia
 50 (64) Victoria (includes Tasmania)
 55 (64) South Australia (includes Northern Territory)
 58 (60) Queensland
 71 (82) New South Wales

 

23 October 2003 – “Debris” Video Clip Created

A video clip has been created for “Debris”, a Ronnie Lane cover that first appeared on the 1994 “Drop In The Ocean” single and can now be found on the two CD “Natural Selection” retrospective. This new video will feature on the “Natural Selection” DVD, planned for release on November the 27th 2003. “Debris” has also been sent to radio stations as a promotional single (there will be no commercial single release).

 

20 October 2003 – Natural Selection Debuts In Australian Charts

Hunters and Collectors new ‘best of’ compilation, “Natural Selection”, has debuted at #64 on the Australian albums chart. We have also been blessed with chart positions for every state of Australia, and the winner is… Western Australia!

 64 Australia

 40 Western Australia
 60 Queensland
 64 South Australia (includes Northern Territory)
 64 Victoria (includes Tasmania)
 82 New South Wales

[Thanks Sarch!]

 

19 October 2003 – Mark To Be On Pearl Jam DVD

On the 17th of November 2003, a new Pearl Jam DVD called “Pearl Jam Live At The Garden” will be released. The main part of the DVD will be the July 8, 2003 gig performed at Madison Square Garden in America. The performance of “Throw Your Arms Around Me” by Mark Seymour and (Pearl Jam lead singer) Eddie Vedder from Perth will feature in the bonus material of this DVD. Also coming soon from Pearl Jam is a two CD rarities set called “Lost Dogs”.

 

18 October 2003 – Mark Signing Very Soon…

Rumour has it that Mark is very close to signing a record deal with Liberation Blue. This would allow Mark’s third solo album, “Embedded”, to be released some time around March 2004.

 

16 October 2003 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Below is the latest list of upcoming [former Hunters and Collectors lead singer] Mark Seymour gigs from his site.

 Friday October 31, 2003 at 8pm. $19.40. BMWedge at Federation Square. Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

 Friday November 7, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Mark at 9pm, Diesel at 10:45pm.

 Saturday November 8, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Diesel at 9:30pm, Mark at 10:45pm.

 Friday December 5, 2003 at 8pm. Price not given. The Palais. 111 Main Rd., Hepburn Springs, Victoria, 3461. Phone (03) 5348 4849.

 Saturday December 6, 2003 at 8pm. $20. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322. Shannon Lyon from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada is supporting.

 Sunday December 7, 2003 at 4pm. Price not given ($20 likely). Deakin Waterfront Cafe. Geelong, Victoria.

 

13 October 2003 – Natural Selection CD Released!

The new Hunters and Collectors best of, “Natural Selection”, is in stores across Australia now. The current version available is a limited edition two CD set including 31 remastered Hunters and Collectors classics. This new compilation is the perfect introduction to the music of Hunters and Collectors. Click here for more details, including the track listing and artwork.

 

12 October 2003 – Full Natural Selection Artwork

Click here to view full, high quality artwork for the new Hunters and Collectors best of, “Natural Selection”.

 

11 October 2003 – Natural Selection Tracks

Thanks to Paul at Liberation Records, True Believers has got hold of the finer details of the new Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’. The limited edition two CD set available in stores Monday contains two live recordings – “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (from “Under One Roof”) and “Little Chalkie” (from “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges”). All other songs are in their full original studio form, including “Talking To A Stranger” (which was included in cut down form on the old “Collected Works” compilation. Click here for the full track listing.

 

6 October 2003 – Jack’s Birthday Bash

To celebrate Jack’s 45th birthday, there shall be a birthday gig on Saturday the 18th of October 2003 at the Elwood RSL. All are welcome to come along for a drink, Dan Hall will be supporting and Jack’s band (The Long Lost Brothers) will be playing from 9pm.

This ‘celebration’ will replace the normal Elwood RSL Friday night gig for this week only. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (phone 03 9531 4894).

 

4 October 2003 – Natural Selection DVD Details

Work is in progress for the Natural Selection DVD, now scheduled for release on the 27th of November 2003. We are extremely pleased to report that current plans are to make this a comprehensive collection of all Hunters and Collectors studio video clips. The DVD promises to be an awesome collection in the exact format that most fans desired. We will post a track listing closer to the release date.

[Thanks to Paul at Liberation Records]

 

1 October 2003 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Below is the latest list of upcoming Mark Seymour gigs (from Mark’s site):

 Friday October 31, 2003 at 8pm. $19.40. BMWedge at Federation Square. Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000.

 Friday November 7, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Mark at 9pm, Diesel at 10:45pm.

 Saturday November 8, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Diesel at 9:30pm, Mark at 10:45pm.

 

30 September 2003 – Mark Seymour Interview In New Book

A new book titled “Stories Of Australian Pop Music” by Toby Creswell contains numerous excepts from an interview with Hunters and Collectors lead singer Mark Seymour in it’s final chapter. This strikingly horrid looking pink book also contains interviews with Mark’s brother Nick Seymour, Paul Kelly, and a few other artists loved by True Believers. Below is a sample of the (useless?) trivia that can be found within:

 Paul Kelly toured a lot with Hunters and Collectors around 1985 to 1987, and has played “Throw Your Arms Around Me”.

 Crowded House attempted to record “Throw Your Arms Around Me” in the studio three times but could not get it to sound right. Neil Finn is still eying off this song.

 Australian singer Kate Ceberano had the ‘biggest crush’ on Mark Seymour as a kid.

 At Mark Seymour’s wedding, the ‘walk down the aisle’ song was “Do You Love Me?” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (how awesome is that!?).

 

23 September 2003 – Natural Selection Front Cover and Blurb

Click here to see the front cover for the upcoming Hunters and Collectors “Natural Selection” best of set, along with a blurb from Liberation Records. “Natural Selection” is due for release on Monday the 13th of October. Note that the DVD version is likely to be delayed and therefore not released on the 20th of October as previously reported.

 

21 September 2003 – Try Not To Try Sample

Right mouse click and ‘save link as’ or ‘save target as’ here to download a sound sample of Mark Seymour’s new promotional single, “Try Not To Try”, from the Crashburn soundtrack.

The True Believers sounds section features a variety of audio samples, including full length Mark Seymour mp3’s and a completely updated selection of remastered Hunters and Collectors studio samples.

 

19 September 2003 – Mark Promo Single Released

Liberation Records has released a Mark Seymour promotional single containing “Try Not To Try” and “Dance Me To The End Of Love”. This single has been distributed to radio but there are no known plans for a commercial release. Technically, this single is lifted from the soundtrack to the Australian television series “Crashburn”, though “Try Not To Try” is almost certain to also appear on Mark’s third solo album, “Embedded”.

[Thanks Sarch]

 

17 September 2003 – Mark In Sydney

Mark is playing two nights at the Bridge Hotel in October, accompanied by fellow Australian singer songwriter Diesel (Mark Lizotte).

 Friday November 7, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Mark at 9pm, Diesel at 10:45pm.

 Saturday November 8, 2003 at 9:30pm. $30. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Diesel at 9:30pm, Mark at 10:45pm.

Check out Diesel’s Internet site at http://www.marklizotte.com/ .

[Source: Mark’s site]

 

8 September 2003 – Original Demo Of ‘On My Way Home’

The website of Mark Lizotte (Diesel) has posted a full length mp3 demo on “On My Way Home”, which appeared on Mark Seymour’s excellent 2001 solo album “One Eyed Man”. The demo was originally recorded in a Mushroom Music Workshop from around 1995/1996. Click here to go to Mark Lizotte’s website and download the mp3.

[Thankyou Harlan]

 

7 September 2003 – Crash Burn Soundtrack Out Soon

The soundtrack to Australian television drama “Crash Burn” is out on September 15 through Liberation Records. This album contains two Mark Seymour recordings – “Try Not To Try” and a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End Of Love”.

In the mean time, click here to check out the lyrics for “Try Not To Try”, which is likely to also be included on Mark’s third solo album, “Embedded”.

 

21 August 2003 – Natural Selection Release Dates

The all inclusive Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’, “Natural Selection”, is set to be released on October 13 in two CD format (delayed from the original September 15) and on October 20 in all region DVD format. The DVD version contents have not yet been finalised, but things are looking good for the DVD to include all studio video clips (excellent!). Click here for more information on the “Natural Selection” releases.

[Thanks to Paul at Liberation Records]

 

20 August 2003 – Under One Roof Release Date

The classic 1998 Hunters and Collectors live album, “Under One Roof”, is planned to be released by Liberation Records on CD and DVD on November 17, 2003. The DVD shall be an all region disc encoded in the PAL video format.

 

17 August 2003 – Rod Davies Single For September

A Rod Davies CD single, “Treading Water”, is being released in September from his great debut album “Beautiful Scars”. The CD contains a single edit of “Treading Water”, a single edit of the award winning “Alia Nation” and a b-side only track “The Beach”. Click here to go to Rod’s site (www.roddavies.com),click here for more information on the “Treading Water” single or click here form more information on his “Beautiful Scars” debut album. Many fans of Mark Seymour are familiar with Rod due to his frequent touring with Mark. Rod is currently touring the east coast of Australia and will be touring again through September and October.

 

16 August 2003 – Embedded Delay

Mark’s third solo album, “Embedded”, is not likely to be out before the new year, we believe. We will keep you posted on any more details as they come to hand.

 

14 August 2003 – Mark On Crashburn Soundtrack

Liberation Records has published online the track listing for the soundtrack to the new Australian TV drama “Crashburn” (which starts at 8:30pm August 18 on Channel 10). It contains two new tracks by Mark – “Dance Me To The End Of Love”, a Leonard Cohen cover being used as the shows theme music, and “Try Not To Try”. No release date is quoted at this moment in time.

 

11 August 2003 – All Studio Remasters Available

All nine Hunters and Collectors studio album remasters are now available in Australian stores and subsequently around the world via the Internet. The new albums are easily distinguished by their “Liberation Blue” themed artwork on the rear tray. Here is the important information for fans:

 After ten years, the “What’s A Few Men?” album is once again available new, in a form that includes all of the extra songs included on “Fate” but not “What’s A Few Men?” originally. The classic “What’s A Few Men?”-only songs “Still Hanging ‘Round” and “Give Me A Reason” are again available new for all to enjoy.

 The remastered “The Jaws Of Life” and “Hunters and Collectors” albums are noticeably stronger and ‘fuller’ than the old Mushroom Records CD’s. If you are a big fan of these albums, we recommend shelling out the A$20 (or less) for these albums. The other albums contain minor improvements while “Juggernaut” has not been touched.

 All albums can be ordered online through Chaos Music, Whammo, HMV and others. If you have a local JB’s Hi-Fi, we recommend purchasing the albums there, as most of the remasters are only A$15 (in Brisbane, anyway).

 

9 August 2003 – Mark Gig Update

Mark’s site (http://www.markseymour.com.au/) has posted an upcoming gig at Uncle Neil’s Place in Victoria:

 Saturday September 6, 2003 at 7pm. $45 (dinner and show). Uncle Neil’s Place. 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone (03) 9754 1177.

 

8 August 2003 – Mark and Crashburn

News on Mark Seymour’s site (http://www.markseymour.com.au/) from Michael Roberts:

Mark had done a cover version of the Leonard Cohen track “Dance Me To The End Of Love” which is to be used as the theme music for a new Channel 10 TV series called “Crashburn”. The series goes to air on the 18th August at 8:30pm in the same slot as “Secret Life Of Us”. One of Mark’s new recordings, “Try Not To Try”, is also to be used as part of the shows radio and television promotion and will be included in the first series soundtrack release.

Note: We believe that the “Crashburn” soundtrack will be on Liberation Records but have no other details. “Try Not To Try” is 95% likely to be on Mark’s third solo album “Embedded”, which we do not have a release date for yet. We are unsure of whether or not “Dance Me To The End Of Love” will be on “Embedded”.

 

2 August 2003 – Updated ‘Best Of’ Track Listing

Click here to access the web page for the new Hunters and Collectors “Selection” ‘best of’ releases. The track listing on this pages is now more or less final and unlikely to change before the scheduled release date of the 15th of September.

 

1 August 2003 – Fans Unite! Mutations Track Listing!

The track listing the more obsessed of us have been salivating in anticipation of has arrived! Click here to go to the Mutations albums page and view the track listing for the forthcoming Hunters and Collectors rarities album. We currently have no word on an official release date.

 

29 June 2003 – Hunters DVD’s: All Region

For those fans outside of Australia, we have some good news! While likely to only be in the PAL format, all forthcoming Hunters and Collectors DVD’s (“Under One Roof”, a ‘best of’ and later probably “The Way To Go Out”) are going to be all region discs (region ‘0’). This means that as long as you can play PAL format video, you will be able to play these DVD’s.

 

26 June 2003 – Hunters Release Dates

Below are approximate release dates for the mass of Hunters and Collectors releases that will surface in 2003 and 2004 from Liberation Records:

 Studio album re-releases (Hunters and Collectors, The Fireman’s Curse, The Jaws Of Life, Human Frailty, What’s A Few Men?, Ghost Nation, Cut, Demon Flower and Juggernaut): August 2003.

 “Under One Roof” re-release on CD and DVD: November 2003. [Note: first time on DVD]

 New ‘best of’ collection in one CD, two CD and DVD formats: November 2003.

 “The Way To Go Out” re-release on CD and probably DVD: June 2004. [Note: first time on DVD]

 “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges” re-release on CD: June 2004.

[Thanks Paul]

 

23 July 2003 – Release Date Update

The remaining Hunters and Collectors remasters (Hunters and Collectors, Fireman’s Curse, Jaws Of Life, What’s A Few Men?, Demon Flower and Juggernaut) will be released on August 11. The date was pushed back a week because “What’s A Few Men?” took a little longer than expected. The “What’s A Few Men?” release will be the original album (unavailable new since the early 1990’s) with the additional tracks from “Fate” attached on the end.

The ‘best of’, Natural Selection, is planned for a September 15 release in two CD and DVD formats. The one CD format is planned to be introduced some stage later, and the two CD version discontinued. The track listing is still not finalised.

[Thanks Paul]

 

18 July 2003 – Release Date For Remasters Part 2

Online music stores (Chaos Music, HMV, Sanity) are all claiming that the Hunters and Collectors studio album re-releases will be out on Monday the 11th of August rather than the 4th of August. We are currently uncertain as to which date is correct.

 

17 July 2003 – Release Date For More Remasters

The remaining Hunters and Collectors studio albums will be released by Liberation Records in remastered form on Monday the 4th of August. On this date “Hunters and Collectors”, “The Fireman’s Curse”, “The Jaws Of Life”, “What’s A Few Men?”, “Demon Flower” and “Juggernaut” will be released. “Human Frailty”, “Ghost Nation” and “Cut” have already been released in remastered format.

The “What’s A Few Men?” release will be the original album (unavailable new since the early 1990’s) with the additional tracks from “Fate” attached on the end. This means that for the first time in around ten years, “Still Hanging ‘Round” and “Give Me A Reason” will be available new on compact disc. Beyond this good news, the remastered “Hunters and Collectors” and “Jaws Of Life” albums are noticeably better sounding than the original CD releases.

[Thanks Paul]

 

15 July 2003 – Mutations, Anyone?

Good news for fans! There shall be a single CD Hunters and Collectors rarities album released in the new year. This album is most likely to contain a complete collection of studio b-sides (there are 18 songs in total). This is the release where fan opinions from this site have had a significant impact on the album’s nature. The rarities album will be titled “Mutations”, along the lines of the “Natural Selection” and “Unnatural Selection” labels for the new ‘best of’. Click here to find out more about Mutations.

 

14 July 2003 – Three Remasters Already Available!

Surprise! Three remastered Hunters and Collectors re-releases are already available. Liberation records released “Human Frailty”, “Cut” and “Ghost Nation” at a recommended retail price of A$22 on the 7th of July 2003. These remasters have improved sound but are not as significantly improved as the forthcoming self titled, Jaws Of Life and The Way To Go Out re-releases. The remasters are distinguishable by the “Liberation Blue” artwork on the back of the CD case.

These new releases can be purchased from stores in Australia (you may have to order them in) or bought online from Chaos Music, Whammo, HMV and others.

 

13 July 2003 – True Believers Is Two Years Old

This little old site is two years old day and still kicking strong…

 

12 July 2003 – Value Approximations Added

Approximate values of all Hunters and Collectors related releases available have been added throughout the site. Every single and album page now contains a range of prices that you should expect to pay for that release. The range in prices (eg. $5-$25) indicates you would expect to pay the lower value ($5) for a barely alive but playable copy and the top price ($25) for an excellent ‘as new’ condition copy.

These approximate valuations have been added mainly to combat situations where people are ripped off by irresponsible sellers (eg. “Ghost Nation! Rare! A$40!”). Please do not hesitate to contact Stuart if you feel that a valuation in unrealistic.

 

11 July 2003 – Jack Howard’s Second Solo Album

Jack Howard’s second solo album, the follow-up to last years brilliant “Secrets and White Lies” debut, is likely to be released around November this year. Tentatively titled “Let’s Fall In Love”, the album is currently being recorded with Jack hoping to have it finished by September.

Jack continues to play at The Elwood RSL every Friday night with his band The Long Lost Brothers. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (phone 03 9531 4894).

 

10 July 2003 – Latest On The ‘Best Of’ Releases

Click here to access the web page for the new Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’ releases, which shall be released later this year by Liberation Records. This page is the location to find details on these releases, including the latest planned release dates and track listings.

The ‘best of’ is to be released in one CD and two CD formats. The one CD format disc and the first disc of the two CD format is tentatively titled “natural selection”, while the second disc of the two CD set is to be “unnatural selection”.

 

10 July 2003 – Know Your Product

Behind the scenes at Liberation Records and in the back yards of certain former members of Hunters and Collectors, track listings are circulating for the one and two CD versions of the Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’. This is a big exercise in ‘know your product’. The new release must be easy on the ears of a new fan, satisfying and representative to the band and fans, while not replicating the old “Collected Works” album. Early ‘best of’ track listings have already been modified on the basis of fan recommendations and views (see the fan survey results). Below are the current proposed track listings:

CD 1

01. Talking To A Stranger
02. Carry Me
03. The Slab
04. Say Goodbye
05. Is There Anybody In There?
06. Back on The Breadline
07. Do You See What I See ?
08. When The River Runs Dry
09. Blind Eye
10. True Tears of Joy
11. Where Do You Go?
12. Still Hanging Around
13. Back in the Hole
14. Holy Grail
15. Throw Your Arms Around Me (live)

Limited Edition CD 2

01. The Finger
02. Alligator Engine
03. Chalkie
04. I Couldn’t Give it to You
05. What’s A Few Men?
06. Stuck on you
07. Relief
08. Dog
09. January Rain
10. The One and Only U (live)
11. Hear No Evil
12. Debris
13. Wasted in the Sun
14. True Believers

Comments and feedback are welcome to Stuart Fenech. Please remember, though, that Hunters and Collectors taste is incredible subjective. We believe that these set listings are very good given the nature of the release. Below is an overview of the more ‘contentious issues’:

 No song off “Juggernaut” on the main ‘best of’ disc. This is a reflection on this era not being the best time for the band (it would appear). We suggested “Suit Your Style” but this is not likely to appear because it was co-written with Paul Kelly and has little meaning to the band.

 No song off “The Fireman’s Curse” anywhere. We did try, but no one will touch this album with a 500 foot pole.

 “Back On The Breadline” being on the main ‘best of’. While this is not the favourite Hunna’s song for many, it was top 40 in Australia and is possibly the best known song by Hunters and Collectors in America. Furthermore, it was not on “Collected Works”.

 No “Under The Sun” / “Imaginary Girl” / beloved song of choice. We encouraged songs that were clear fan favourites and were able to get “Hear No Evil” on the second disc (among others). Some songs, though, have met with less luck.

 

3 July 2003 – Hunters Albums Remasters

The Hunters and Collectors back catalogue of studio albums (except 1998’s “Juggernaut”) is being remastered for the Liberation Records re-releases around August this year. The most significant improvements will be heard on the 1980’s albums. Martin Pullen and Robert Miles have been working on the remastering for a while and have only one album to go. Rob is particularly pleased with the ‘wider and more muscular’ classic 1984 “Jaws Of Life” album.

 

23 June 2003 – Upcoming ‘Best Of’ Format

More details have arisen on the Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’ to be released later this year. The limited edition two CD version will be a comprehensive (approximately 36 track) collection of studio recordings. A comparatively compressed one CD collection will be the ongoing version of the ‘best of’ available into the foreseeable future.

[Thanks Paul]

 

22 June 2003 – The Way To Go Out and Living Re-Releases

Although not mentioned by Liberation records, the popular Hunters and Collectors live albums “The Way To Go Out” and “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges” shall be re-released. These releases are likely to be some time in 2004, following the re-release of the standard studio albums (along with “Under One Roof” and a ‘best of’) later this year. Furthermore, the release of “The Way To Go Out” on DVD is ‘probable’.

[Thanks Paul]

 

21 June 2003 – Big H&C News From Liberation

Liberation records has released details on the forthcoming Hunters and Collectors re-releases. The below points are of note for fans (but subject to change, of course):

 All nine standard studio albums are to be released (“Hunters and Collectors”, “The Fireman’s Curse”, “The Jaws Of Life”, “Human Frailty”, “What’s A Few Men?”, “Ghost Nation”, “Cut”, “Demon Flower” and “Juggernaut”).

 “What’s A Few Men?” is to be released rather than “Fate”. The additional tracks on “Fate” are likely to be included as bonus tracks on “What’s A Few Men?”.

 “Collected Works” is discontinued, to be replaced by a completely new Hunters and Collectors ‘best of’.

 The new studio ‘best of’ shall cover the entire Hunters and Collectors back catalogue and is planned for a November release. The new ‘best of’ will come in a limited edition two CD set. A DVD version shall also be released.

 “Under One Roof” is to be released on CD and DVD. There is no mention of “The Way To Go Out”, however.

The original Liberation news item can be viewed here. True Believers is in contact with Liberation Records and shall report any news in relation to the re-releases as soon as it comes to hand. True Believers, briefly, strongly advocates the following (from fan consultation):

 The release of “What’s A Few Men?” with bonus tracks from “Fate”, rather than another release of “Fate”.

 The release of “The Way To Go Out” on CD and DVD, and “Living” on CD.

 The ‘best of’ DVD including every single studio Hunters and Collectors video clip in existence.

 

17 June 2003 – Mark Seymour Third Solo Album Update

For all anticipating Mark’s third solo album “Embedded”, we have some news! The album is complete, the track listing has been determined and it is currently being mixed. The release date remains likely to be in September or October of this year. Mark’s site contains the following news:

“3rd Solo Album in the Wings! Mark is currently putting the finishing touches on his third solo album, ‘Embedded’, which is a remarkable collection of soulful ballads and pop rock. Produced by Cameron McKenzie, this record is easily his best. Release details to be announced soon……..”

Cameron McKenzie, formerly of Horsehead, has played guitar in Mark’s “Human Tide” band in recent years. The claim of “Embedded” being Mark’s best record to date is bold, given the brilliance of his second solo album, “One Eyed Man”. If it can live up to this claim, “Embedded” is sure to be the album of 2003 for many.

 

3 June 2003 – Mark Seymour Acting Appearances

Mark Seymour is acting in the play “Matilda Goes Down” at the Mechanics Institute on the 4th, 6th and 7th June 2003. Each night the cost is $15 and the doors open at 8-15pm. The Mechanics Institute is located at the corner of Sydney Road and Glenlyon Road in Brunswick, Victoria. Mark also has an upcoming gig in Adelaide on the 28th of June (see the April 23, 2003 news below). Source: Mark’s site.

 

2 June 2003 – Rod Davies Brisbane Update

There are now three Rod Davies gigs in the Brisbane area over the next week:

 Wednesday June 4, 2003 at 9-30pm and 11-30pm. Free 30 minute sets. The Indie Temple. 210 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland. Phone (07) 3852 2851.

 Thursday June 5, 2003 at 9pm. $5. The Alley Bar, 2 Frew Street, Milton, Queensland. Phone (07) 3852 2851.

 Friday June 6, 2003 at 9-30pm and 11-30pm. Free 30 minute sets. The Indie Temple. 210 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland. Phone (07) 3852 2851.

 

23 May 2003 – Rod Davies In Brisbane

Rodney Davies, best known as ‘that young fella who plays guitar, keyboard and backing vocals with Mark’, is hanging around Brisbane at the moment. Rod is in town as the musician for the play “Kissing Frogs” and to promote his impressive debut solo album, “Beautiful Scars”. Rod’s main gig is to take place on Thursday June the 5th at the Alley Sports Bar (2 Frew St, Milton, Qld, 4064, phone (07) 3367 2267). Look out for Rod in local music media in the coming weeks. See you there!

 

5 May 2003 – Mark’s Bridge Hotel (May 2 2003) Gig

Below is the set list and links to three photo’s from Mark’s May 2, 2003 gig at the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle (all courtesy of Miriam).

 The Ghost Of Vainglory
 Lorelei
 Waratah Street
 43 In The Shade
 Made Man
 Last Ditch Cabaret
 The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man
 Is There Anybody Left Alive?
 Throw Your Arms Around Me
 Shoulder To Cry On
 In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home
 Sad Songs
 What’s A Few Men?
 On My Way Home
 Eye Of The Needle
 Long Way Down
 Parting Glass

[Note: “Holy Grail” was also played]

Photo’s:
 Eye. Andrew Carswell, Mark Seymour and Chris Bekker playing “Eye Of The Needle”.
 Grail. Mark Seymour and Chris Bekker playing “Holy Grail”.
 What?. Long time married Mark Seymour explaining to the audience that he is… not gay (!?).

 

4 May 2003 – Mark’s Third Solo Album “Embedded”

Mark Seymour’s eagerly anticipated third solo album title is tentatively titled “Embedded” and could be out before September this year (we estimate October). Below is the latest listing of songs known to have been recorded for the album:

 43 In The Shade
 In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home
 Is There Anybody Left Alive?
 Made Man
 Out Of The World
 Paradise Downunder
 Shoulder To Cry On
 Show Me Love
 Try Not To Try

The album is predominantly acoustic, with the notable exception of the electric rocker “Show Me Love”. We will post more details as we get hold of them…

[Thankyou Miriam]

 

3 May 2003 – Hunna’s Deal Signed

Hunters and Collectors have signed a new record deal for their extensive back catalogue. Signing with Liberation Records (www.liberation.com.au), the Hunna’s music is again under the direction of Michael Gudinski (former renowned head of Mushroom Records). Although the back catalogue shall not instantly reappear on shelves, this is promising for re-releases and DVD’s towards the end of 2003 and during 2004.

 

2 May 2003 – Two More Songs For Mark’s Album

It was recently decided to record two more songs for Mark’s third solo album. This means that while the album is not fully recorded, it is very close!

 

24 April 2003 – Jack Howard Launch

Over the following few weeks Jack Howard is launching a single “Frankenstein” and re-launching his great debut album “Secrets and White Lies”. The first event finds Jack performing on 774 ABC’s evening show with Derek Guille on Tuesday the 6th of May.

The main event is on Friday the 9th of May at 9:30pm at the Elwood RSL. The brilliant Dan Hall (ex-Taxiride) is to be the special guest for this fine evening. So come along, enjoy a meal in the bistro (the chicken parmigiana comes highly recommended) and acquaint yourself with the coldest, cheapest beer in the city of Melbourne.

Jack can also be caught at a ‘meet and greet’ at Cosmos Books in Aceland St., St. Kilda on Saturday the 10th May at around 2pm.

While all of this is going on, Jack’s gigs shall still continue every Friday night at the Elwood RSL. Sharky Ramos, the new drummer for Jack’s “Long Lost Brothers” band, has melded in well and these evenings remain one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (phone 03 9531 4894).

 

23 April 2003 – A New Jack Howard Project

Former Hunters and Collectors trumpet and backing vocalist Jack Howard has been busy. While continuing with the rocking “Long Lost Brothers” band, Jack has formed a jazz trio on the side called “The Ambassador’s Of Love”. The trio also features Barry Stockley (Long Lost Brothers) on bass and John Berto on guitar.

 

23 April 2003 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs

Mark has been a little quieter than usual lately as he gears up for his third solo album. Mark is now back on the road, though, with four gigs in the next two months (source: Mark’s site).

 Friday May 2, 2003 at 8pm. $22. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961.

 Saturday May 3, 2003 at 5pm. $20. Randwick Race Course. Alison Road, Randwick, New South Wales, 2031. Phone (02) 9663 8400.

 Sunday June 1, 2003 at 4pm. $20. Deakin Waterfront Cafe. Geelong, Victoria.

 Saturday June 28, 2003 at 8pm. $25. Sky City Casino. North Tce, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000. Phone (08) 8212 2811.

 

22 April 2003 – Pearl Jam Perth Gig At #34

The Pearl Jam Perth gig that contains the “Throw Your Arms Around Me” performance by Mark Seymour and Eddie Vedder has debuted in the Australian ARIA album chart at #34.

 

22 April 2003 – Jack Howard “Frankenstein” Single

A promotional single is being released from Jack Howard’s “Secrets and White Lies” solo debut album. The chosen single, “Frankenstein”, dates back to Jack’s “Lo Stresso Tempo” EP back in 2000. Originally written by Gary Burgess with an arrangement by Vince Bell, Jack’s take on “Frankenstein” is a dark, moody twist on the classic tale. Also included on the single are two choice cuts from “Secrets”, “Sail Upon Her Smile” and “Heard You Cry”.

 

21 April 2003 – MMM Brisbane Top 1000 Rock Songs

Another ‘top 1000 rock songs’ list from Triple M in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and another set of placing’s for Hunters and Collectors songs. Hunters and Collectors performed noticeably better than in previous Triple M Brisbane surveys, with three songs lodged in the top 100. Good work Brisbane :-).

Below is a list of the songs that made the top 1000. The numbers in brackets indicate placing in the last countdown (which was in August 2002).

 33 (59) Holy Grail
 44 (101) Throw Your Arms Around Me
 86 (541) When The River Runs Dry
 203 (353) Do You See What I See?
 457 (692) True Tears Of Joy
 534 (239) Blind Eye
 625 (870) Say Goodbye
 [Not In] (726) Where Do You Go?

Click here for the complete listing.

 

14 April 2003 – H&C Survey Results Collated

In December 2002, True Believers posted three surveys so that fans could have input into future Hunters and Collectors releases. The survey results have now been collated and are all available by clicking here. You can still participate in the original surveys by clicking here. The results from these surveys are known to Hunters and Collectors management and selected band members and shall be taken into account in the planning of future releases.

 

14 April 2003 – Perth Pearl Jam Concert In Stores

Today Sony released the Pearl Jam concert that features Eddie Vedder and Mark Seymour performing “Throw Your Arms Around Me”. Unlike the other nine Australian Pearl Jam bootlegs that are only available though Pearl Jam Bootlegs, the two CD Perth gig is now available in stores across Australia (if not in stock, it can be ordered). The gig was recorded at the Burswood Dome in Perth, Western Australia on the 23rd of February 2003.

The full track listing is: 1. The Long Road. 2. Save You. 3. God’s Dice. 4. Corduroy. 5. Given To Fly. 6. Even Flow. 7. Get Right. 8. Cropduster. 9. Jeremy. 10. Elderly Woman. 11. I Am Mine. 12. Love Boat Captain. 13. MFC. 14. Improv. 15. Habit. 16. You Are. 17. Wishlist. 18. Half Full. 19. Insignificance. 20. Go. 21. Encore break. 22. Do The Evolution. 23. Better Man. 24. Daughter. 25. Crazy Mary. 26. Encore break. 27. Throw Your Arms Around Me. 28. Alive. 29. Fortunate Son.

 

12 April 2003 – Mark’s Third Solo Album Recorded

Mark Seymour’s upcoming third solo album is now completely recorded!

 

3 April 2003 – Rod Davies Solo Album Available

Those who have had the good fortune to see Mark Seymour live are likely to also be familiar with Rod Davies. Rod plays keyboard and acoustic guitar in Mark’s “Human Tide” band and has accompanied Mark on many gigs over the last few years. Rod recently recorded and released his first solo album, “Beautiful Scars”, which can now be ordered from his website. Notably, Rod’s website also includes two full length mp3’s so that you can ‘try before you buy’. Below is the full track listing:

  1. Favourite Songs
  2. Hey You
  3. Treading Water
  4. Better Day
  5. Close Enough
  6. Out Of My Head
  7. Glorious
  8. Alia Nation
  9. Beautiful
  10. Memory Lane
  11. Last Drinks

 

1 April 2003 – H&C Back Catalogue Deleted

The existing Festival Mushroom Records contract for the Hunters and Collectors back catalogue has expired. In effect, this means that Hunters and Collectors albums are no longer being manufactured. All albums are still currently available new in certain stores, but this is from existing stock as no new copies are being made.

It is likely that at some point in the near future there will be a new contract for the manufacture and distribution of the Hunters and Collectors back catalogue. However, there may be some time where Hunters and Collectors albums are not available new.

 

31 March 2003 – Cheap H&C Albums

JB’s Hi-Fi in Brisbane (Australia) are selling ALL Hunters and Collectors albums brand new for under A$10. It may be worth checking out your local records stores to see if they are offering a similar deal. JB’s Hi-Fi are able to offer these prices because they purchased remaining stock from Festival Mushroom Records at a ‘bargain’ price.

 

25 March 2003 – Mark Plays For East Timor

Mark Seymour will be playing in an East Timor benefit concert at the Collingwood Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, on Wednesday, April the 2nd 2003 at 7pm. The night will also include performances by Paul Kelly, Dili Allstars and Jason Honrado and will be hosted by Sydney comedian Jimbo. First Lady of East Timor H. E. Kirsty Sword Gusmao is the guest speaker. The ticket price of $50 also includes beer, wine, drinks and finger food. Call 0401 515144 or email gos@smart.net.au for more information.

[Source: Mark’s website]

 

27 February 2003 – Pictures From Perth

Click here to go to the photography section and see photo’s of Mark Seymour and Eddie Veddie performing at the Pearl Jam concert at Perth (23 February 2003). Thankyou to Rob Miles for providing these photos!

The two actual Mark Seymour gigs in Perth over the last weekend are reported to have been great. We hope that you all enjoyed it as much as the musicians.

 

24 February 2003 – Mark Seymour Joined Pearl Jam In Perth!

Excellent news for fans of Mark Seymour and Pearl Jam! Mark Seymour joined Eddie Vedder at the Perth Pearl Jam concert for a rendition of “Throw Your Arms Around Me”. Thanks to the (awesome) Pearl Jam official bootleg series, you can purchase this performance by buying the Perth (23 February 2003) gig from Pearl Jam Bootlegs. Below is a quote from X-Press Magazine on the duet:

“…What happened next was one of those great, unforgettable rock moments: Vedder invited ex-Hunters And Collectors frontman Mark Seymour on stage to join him in a duet of Seymour’s classic Throw Your Arms Around Me – a song Vedder declared he’s sung at every campfire he’s ever sat around. The word is Vedder was playing the song in sound check when he was informed Seymour was in town – the hunt was on.”

 

20 February 2003 – For The Pearl Jam Fans…

A performance of the Hunna’s classic “Throw Your Arms Around Me” was played in the Melbourne, Wednesday 19 February 2003 gig in Australia. The performance involves simply Ed’s vocals and an electric guitar. The good news is that since Pearl Jam are continuing the (awesome) official bootleg releases, the gig containing this song can already be ordered over the Internet. Browse over to Pearl Jam Bootlegs if you are interested in purchasing this gig (it will not be stocked in stores).

 

17 February 2003 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs

There is an upcoming Mark Seymour gig on Sunday the 2nd of March 2003 in Olinda, Victoria (Australia). Mark will be performing at 12pm as part of the Ranges Folk Festival at the National Rhododendron Gardens. Phone (03) 9754 1408 for more details.

Note: There are also two free gigs in Western Australia this coming weekend (22nd and 23rd of February 2003).

 

16 February 2003 – Anti-War in Iraq Protests

While the governments in America, Great Britain and Australia continue to impose a war on Iraq upon their citizens, public opinion remains divided. Here in Australia, some of the largest protests since the Vietnam war have taken place. Former Hunters and Collectors lead singer Mark Seymour was involved in one of the first protests of the last few days. On Valentines day, Friday the 14th of February 2003, more than 120,000 people marched through the streets of Melbourne rallying for peace. Mark Seymour joined Peter Garrett and ministers of parliament including Natasha Stott Despoja and Bob Brown in speaking out against the war. Exclusive to True Believers, Mark Seymour’s speech is reproduced below.

I’d just like to say a few words, before we play, about why we are here today in such overwhelming numbers.

United though we are in our opposition to this war, there are some basic facts we need to confront if we are serious about changing the direction our country is going in…

Not only is John Howard ignoring us but, sadly, he is also firmly convinced that he is right.

And despite all of his rhetoric about national obligation and duty, there are other simple truths you can guarantee.

If this war starts: There WILL BE massive loss of life. There WILL BE unbridled carnage. There WILL BE unimaginable suffering on the ground, and for the global community, the repercussions will be devastating. Terrorism will flourish.

So when John Howard tells us that we have a moral obligation to wage war on Saddam, we must ask John Howard, do we therefore have an obligation to slaughter hundreds and thousands of innocent Iraqi’s, men, women and children alike? Is this part of the war on Terror?

Of course it isn’t. Tell John Howard that we Australians are morally opposed to this war. And not only do WE have the courage of our convictions, but above all, WE know we are right!

We will fight tooth and nail to turn the political tide against John Howard. We will win the hearts and minds of our fellow Australians, and bring this government to its senses, or bring it to its knees!

 

14 February 2003 – Jack Howard Update

Jack Howard’s Friday night gigs are continuing at the Elwood RSL (2 Pine Avenue, Elwood, 03 9531 4894). Jack will also be appearing at the Rosstown Hotel in Carnegie (Corner of Koornang and Dandenong Road) on Saturday the 1st of March.

The ABC Internet based radio station dig has been giving Jack a fair bit of support. Jack’s debut solo album “Secrets and White Lies” was the feature album for a week back in October. Dig are going to release a compilation album which includes “Great White Way” some time in the future. The compilation album shall feature many prominent artists including Kasey Chambers and Elvis Costello.

 

1 February 2003 – Mark Seymour Third Album Song Titles

Scoop! Below is a list of songs recorded so far for Mark Seymour’s third solo album:

 43 In The Shade
 In The Kitchen Of A Perfect Home
 Is There Anybody Left Alive?
 Made Man
 Paradise Downunder
 Shoulder To Cry On
 Show Me Love
 Try Not To Try

 

30 January 2003 – Hunters and Collectors on MusicMax

The ‘good times’ special on Hunters and Collectors is being aired again. You can catch it at 11am on Saturday the 1st of February on MusicMax (AusStar cable television).

[Thankyou Kerryn]

 

24 January 2003 – That “Holy Grail” Ring Tone

For those who are interested, in 2002 Mark Seymour got some publicity when his mobile phone rang to the tune of “Holy Grail” during a press conference. Mark made this ring tone using ‘composer’ that comes with some Nokia phones. Thanks to Martin and Miriam, here is the code to program “Holy Grail” into Nokia phones with composer:

8c1 8f1 8c2 8#a1 8a1 4g1 4f1 4f1 16f1 2g1 8c1 8f1
8c2 8#a1 8a1 8g1 8f1 4a1 4f1 2g1 (repeat)

Note: Set to 100 beats per minute.

 

18 January 2003 – Hunters and Collectors Song on DVD

A DVD video version of the five CD “Australia’s Ultimate Songs” collection has appeared. This compilation was put together in the year 1999 and broadcast on the Channel 7 network on New Years Eve, 1999. The single disc collection includes what may be the first appearance of Hunters and Collectors on DVD – “Throw Your Arms Around Me”. Other artists included on the DVD include Midnight Oil and Crowded House.

 

17 January 2003 – Jack Howard @ The Elwood RSL

Jack Howard’s Elwood RSL gigs recommenced every Friday from the 17th of January. The guests over the next few weeks are:

 17th January – Megan Bowman, from Montreal.
 24th January – Rob Griffiths from Little Murders.
 31st January – Anna Burley from The Killjoys.

The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (near Melbourne, Australia) and can be contacted on (03) 9531 4894.

 

14 January 2003 – Mark Acting in Spumante Romantica

Mark Seymour is performing in “Spumante Romantica” again, the play he first appeared in during August 2002. The show starts from 8pm and is at a costs $17. From Michael Roberts (Mark’s manager):

Mark is performing the lead role in a play at “Chapel Off Chapel” from the 21st to the 26th January. He plays a gay character who contracts a disease, not necessarily AIDS and the story follows the man’s slow decline and eventual death.

Chapel Off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St
Prahran
Victoria
Australia
Phone: (03) 8290 7000

 

24 December 2002 – Seasons Greetings

From us here at True Believers, we wish everyone a fun, exciting and safe Christmas and New Year.

2003 promises to be a great year in the way of Hunters and Collectors; with re-releases, DVD’s, best of’s, along with new Mark Seymour and Jack Howard albums all likely to appear. We’ll be seeing you around… 🙂

 

5 December 2002 – Help Determine Future H&C Releases!

True Believers has a unique opportunity to offer – you can help decide the contents of future Hunters and Collectors releases! On our surveys page, you can give your view on the contents of a rarities album, a ‘best of’ CD album and a ‘best of’ DVD album. Click here to go to the surveys page and have your say now! Survey results will be viewed and considered by the people making the decisions 🙂

 

4 December 2002 – New Mark Seymour Song Names

Mark Seymour has started to play some more new songs. “Is There Anyone Left Alive?” and “Shoulder To Cry On” are the latest to find their way onto Mark’s set lists (thanks Miriam!).

 

3 December 2002 – Midnight Oil Splits!

True Believers are shocked tonight as legendary Australian band Midnight Oil have parted ways. The well known tall bald lead singer, Peter Garret, decided to leave the band and in turn Midnight Oil are no longer (though the other band members plan to play together at some stage in the future). The dissolving comes within one year of the excellent “Capricornia” album, which was regarded by many (True Believers included) to be a great return to form. See the news at Whammo or Midnight Oil’s website for more information.

 

29 November 2002 – Mark Seymour Third Solo Album Update

Things have been very quiet lately about Mark Seymour and his third solo album, the follow-up to the exceptional “One Eyed Man”. The good news is that Mark and friends are continuing to work on the album, with nine songs now recorded.

 

13 November 2002 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs in Victoria, Western Australia

On top of the upcoming Mark Seymour gigs this month in South Australia and New South Wales (see the September 23, 2002 news), a number of Mark gigs have now been announced for Victoria and Western Australia in the coming months. Mark’s site reports:

 Tuesday December 17, 2002 at 8pm. $22. The Loft, Level 2, 117 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. Tickets through Ticketek: Phone 132 849. The Loft – phone 9650 3388.

 Thursday December 19, 2002 at 8pm. $25. Wellers Restaurant, Pitman Corner, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 Friday December 20, 2002 at 8pm. $15. Commercial Hotel, 238 Whitehall St., Yarraville, Victoria, 3013. Phone 9689 9354.

 Saturday December 21, 2002 at 8pm. $15. Commercial Hotel, 238 Whitehall St., Yarraville, Victoria, 3013. Phone 9689 9354.

 Saturday February 22, 2003 at 7pm. Free. Jacaranda Amphitheatre, 23 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo, Western Australia. Acoustic.

 Sunday February 23, 2003 at 7pm. Free. McCallum Park, Corner Taylor and Garland Streets, Victoria, Western Australia. Acoustic.

 

12 November 2002 – Jack Howard Victorian Gigs Update

If you are in Melbourne on a Friday night and are looking for a great free gig, Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers at the Elwood RSL remains a must. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (near Melbourne, Australia) and can be contacted on (03) 9531 4894. Below are the guests for the next few weeks (gigs continue every Friday night beyond these dates):

 November 15: Sean Kelly (ex-Models).

 November 22: Splurge (fellow Laughing Outlaw label-mates).

Jack and the Long Lost Brothers will also be performing at the Five Flags Hotel near Castlemaine on Saturday the 30th of November from 9pm (free). The Five Flags pub is located on the main road at Campbells Creek, near Castlemaine in Central Victoria. Phone 5472 1010. The Five Flags Hotel is Doug Falconer’s pub (Doug was the bass guitar player from Hunters and Collectors).

 

8 November 2002 – Mark in 2003 Melbourne Music and Blues Festival

Mark Seymour will be performing at the 2003 Melbourne International Music and Blues Festival at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Center. Held from the 7th to the 9th of February 2003, Mark will be performing on Saturday the 8th. Performing artists include Dave Graney, Chris Wilson, Vika and Linda, Ross Wilson’s “Country and Wilson”, Joe Camilleri and the Revelators, Deborah Conway, Billy Thorpe, The Waifs and more. Tickets range in price from expensive ($82.50) to insane ($233.30) and are on sale now through TicketMaster7.

 

8 November 2002 – Hunters & Collectors, Mark Seymour on Home & Away

Mushroom Music publishing has placed records online of music played during episodes of Australian soapie “Home and Away”. The records contain many mentions of Mark Seymour and Hunters and Collectors songs. Notably, some Mark songs (“Strange Little Town” and “Ready To Go”, for example) have been played on the program but are not included in this list. From July 1997 to August 2002 the following Mark Seymour and Hunters and Collectors songs are listed as having been played:

 “Do You See What I See?” (17 times). Album track (and single) from “Fate” and “What’s A Few Men?”.
 “Easy” (2 times). Album track (and single) from “Demon Flower”.
 “Good Man Down” (22 times). Album track from “Juggernaut”.
 “Mother Hubbard” (4 times). Album track from “Juggernaut”.
 “Suit Your Style” (12 times). Album track (and single) from “Juggernaut”.
 “This Morning” (2 times). Album track from “Human Frailty”.
 “Throw Your Arms Around Me” (2 times). Album track (and single) from “Human Frailty”.
 “Wasted In The Sun” (31 times). Album track from “Juggernaut”.
 “When You Fall” (14 times). Album track from “Juggernaut”.
 Mark’s “Angel Of Wasted Time” (44 times). A b-side from the “Ghost Of Vainglory” single.
 Mark’s “Blue Morning” (4 times). Album track from “One Eyed Man”.
 Mark’s “Cry Wolf” (29 times). Album track from “King Without A Clue”.
 Mark’s “King Without A Clue” (1 time). Album track from “King Without A Clue”.
 Mark’s “Last Ditch Cabaret” (76 times). Album track (and single) from “King Without A Clue”.
 Mark’s “Long Way Down” (1 time). Album track from “One Eyed Man”.
 Mark’s “Look What She’s Done To You” (30 times). Album and single track from “King Without A Clue”.
 Mark’s “Lost In Your Illusion” (1 time). Album track from “One Eyed Man”.
 Mark’s “See You Around” (1 time). Album track from “One Eyed Man”.
 Mark’s “Until They Die” (25 times). Album track from “King Without A Clue”.
 Mark’s “You Don’t Have To Cry Anymore” (1 time). Album and single track from “King Without A Clue”.

 

29 October 2002 – Mark on Cold Live At The Chapel DVD

A “Live at the Chapel” DVD was released by Sony on the 18th of October 2002 and includes Mark Seymour performing “Don’t You Know Me?” (acoustic). Other artists that feature on this DVD include Midnight Oil, Neil Finn, Something For Kate, Jimmy Barnes, James Reyne, Jebediah and the Living End.

 

20 October 2002 – Mark Seymour on ‘Australians Unite’

Mark Seymour and Rod Davies played “Throw Your Arms Around Me” on television tonight as part of the ‘Australians Unite’ special on the seven network. It was a national Red Cross appeal in relation to the Bali tragedy – donations can be made on 1800 339 888.

 

10 October 2002 – Jack Howard Gig Update

The great Friday night Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers gigs continue at the Elwood RSL. Jack has been playing every Friday night at the Elwood RSL since around March. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (near Melbourne, Australia) and can be contacted on (03) 9531 4894. Below are the guests for the next few weeks:

 October 11: Dan Hall (ex-Taxiride).
 October 18: Ros Girvan (lovely country-tinged pop).
 October 25: Kelly Malone (fantastic young talent who has worked wtih Paul Kelly)
 November 1: Monique Brumby
 November 8: Rosie Westbrook and Josie Jason

The following upcoming album launches for Jack Howard’s solo debut album “Secrets and White Lies” are still on.

 Saturday 19 October, 2002. The Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria 3056.
 Saturday 26 October, 2002. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria.

Jack Howard will also be appearing on 774ABC’s evening show on Monday the 4th of November, doing a live-to-air broadcast.

 

9 October 2002 – Jack Howard UK Release

Jack Howard’s solo debut album “Secrets and White Lies” was released in the UK this week! The official release date was Monday the 7th of October 2002.

 

7 October 2002 – Regarding The Holy Grail Ring Tone

A couple of weeks ago there was some obscure publicity for Mark Seymour and company. Ella Hooper of Killing Heidi announced on popular Australia general affairs comedy talk show “The Panel” that “Holy Grail” is Mark’s ring tone.

So how did this happen? Robert Miles (sound, art) called Mark one day while Mark happened to be in a briefing for the artists performing at the AFL Grand Final. That is was singing out “Holy Grail” did not go unnoticed, even finding it’s way to Christie Eliezer’s (excellent) music and media business news at The Music. Ella Hooper was, of course, at this briefing as Killing Heidi also performed at the AFL Grand Final.

So can we get the ring tone? We are still working on this but currently it is not simply available. The ring tone was made by Mark Seymour and Robert Miles by programming it in to Nokia mobile phones using the ‘composer’ function. Unfortunately, it seems that more recent Nokia software has ditched the ‘composer’ functionality. The ring tone was used by Mark, Rob Miles, Michael Roberts (Mark’s manager) and probably a number of other people in the know last year.

 

2 October 2002 – True Believers Guestbook

True Believers now has a guestbook where you can have your say about Hunters and Collectors, this site or perhaps life in general. The guestbook is provided free of charge by Lycos, for which we have to suffer a bit of advertising for the privilege. We hope you enjoy this new section.

 

23 September 2002 – Mark Seymour On His Way To Sydney…

Two more upcoming gigs for Mark Seymour, this time in Sydney again. The listing below is a complete listing of known upcoming gigs (the first three have already been posted on this site on September 8). From Mark Seymour’s site…

 Saturday October 26, 2002 at 8pm. $20 (show) or $45 (dinner and show). Uncle Neil’s Place. 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone 9754 1177.

 Friday November 15, 2002 at 8pm. $22. Music House. Corner of North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Acoustic. Abbie Cardwell support.

 Saturday November 16, 2002 at 8pm. $22. Exeter Hotel Semaphore. 152 Semaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia. Acoustic. Abbie and Jeb Cardwell support.

 Friday November 29, 2002 at 8pm. $20. Old Manly Boatshed. 40 The Corso, Manly, New South Wales, 2095. Acoustic.

 Saturday November 30, 2002 at 8pm. $22. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone 9555 1961. Acoustic.

 

22 September 2002 – Cornish Arms Jack Howard CD Launch

Jack Howard is on the self promotion trail… and urges you to come along and bring ten friends! 🙂 Here are the details:

Jack Howard & The Long Lost Brothers CD Launch, “Secrets And White Lies”.
Saturday 19th October 2002.
Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Bookings on (03) 9380 8322.
Show only $10.
Dinner and show available from 7.30pm, $37 per head.

Special Guest – Andre Warhurst (brilliant young singer/songwriter from Dashboard, who have just headlined at The Hi-Fi Bar and supported The Vines there; he also fronts Spoonful, long time residents at The Clifton Hill Hotel). 9.30pm – 10.00pm.

Jack Howard & The Long Lost Brothers. 10.15pm – 11.30pm.

 

8 September 2002 – Mark Seymour Gig Update

Mark Seymour is making the voyage to Adelaide for the first time in a while… from Mark Seymour’s site…

 Saturday October 26, 2002 at 8pm. $20 (show) or $45 (dinner and show). Uncle Neil’s Place. 351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Victoria, 3158. Phone 9754 1177.

 Friday November 15, 2002 at 8pm. $22. Music House. Corner of North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

 Saturday November 16, 2002 at 8pm. $22. Exeter Hotel Semaphore. 152 Semaphore Road, Exeter, South Australia.

 

3 September 2002 – Jack Howard Album Launches

Below are upcoming album launches for Jack Howard’s solo debut album “Secrets and White Lies”, including a gig in Sydney.

 Saturday 14 September, 2002 at 9.15pm. The Vic On The Park. Corner Addison and Enmore Roads, Marrickville (near Sydney). Other acts on the night starting from 8pm will include Post, Hazelwoods (ex Starlings), Michael Carpenter, Nutloaf and DJKatz.

 Saturday 19 October, 2002. The Cornish Arms, 163A Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria 3056.

 Saturday 26 October, 2002. The Rosstown Hotel, Corner of Koornang and Dandenong Road, Carnegie, Victoria.

The Elwood RSL gigs continue on Friday nights. The Elwood RSL is located at 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (near Melbourne, Australia) and can be contacted on (03) 9531 4894.

 

1 September 2002 – MMM Brisbane Top 1000 Rock Songs

From August 19 to 30 2002 modern rock station MMM in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia has been playing the top 1000 rock songs of all time as voted by Brisbane. The eight Hunters and Collectors songs deeply loved by Brisbane radio all made the top 1000. The number in brackets indicates how the songs went in the top 500 MMM Brisbane count down in October 2001.

 59 (56). Holy Grail
 101 (242). Throw Your Arms Around Me
 239 (Not in). Blind Eye
 353 (497). Do You See What I See?
 541 (420). When The River Runs Dry
 692 (472). True Tears Of Joy
 726 (384). Where Do You Go?
 870 (327). Say Goodbye

 

30 August 2002 – Mark At The Footy

Rod Davies website informs us today about a couple of upcoming Mark Seymour performances. Mark Seymour and Rod Davies will be performing at this years AFL Brownlow Medal count at Colonial Stadium on 23rd of September. Mark and the Human Tide will be performing at the AFL grand final at the MCG on the 28th of September.

 

25 August 2002 – Mark Seymour: Actor!

Mark Seymour has been doing some acting in his ‘spare time’. A full article from today’s Herald Sun has been placed in the media section.

The below brief information is from the Herald Sun newspaper on Saturday the 24th of August 2002:

JOY RAGE & OTHER MISDEMEANOURS

A series of short plays, Joy/Rage… this week features an unlikely actor. “Spumante Romantica”, the story of a man who spends his final hours dreaming of Venice, stars Oz rocker Mark Seymour. The former Huinters and Collectors frontman will perform the play at 6.30pm tonight and 7.30pm on Thursday. After two successful solo albums, acting is Seymour’s next challenge.

Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran (Victoria).
Until Aug 31. Today-tomorrow from 5pm. $8 – $25.

Thankyou to Jenelle Cleary and Miriam Norman for the news!

 

18 August 2002 – Full Length Mark Seymour Mp3’s

We are proud to announce that five full length Mark Seymour mp3’s are available for download in the sounds section. Provided with support from Mark and his management, this is an ideal way to sample what the former lead singer of the Hunna’s is up to. The songs provided are “Last Ditch Cabaret”, “The Ghost Of Vainglory”, “Don’t You Know Me?”, “The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man” and “Paradise Down Under (live)”.

 

8 August 2002 – ‘Secrets’ Lyrics, Sound Samples Online

Lyrics to all songs on Jack Howard’s solo debut Secrets and White Lies are now available from the Secrets and White Lies page.

Furthermore, sound samples from four tracks that appear for the first time on Secrets and White Lies are ready for download in the sounds section.

 

1 August 2002 – Jack Howard Gig Update

Jack Howard is continuing to play at the Elwood RSL with his band “The Long Lost Brothers” on Friday evenings for the time being.

Last week guests were Nicky Del Rey from Intoxika with Scott from The Living End on bass and Emilie from Luxedo on violin. The great guests are continuing to join Jack over the next month:

 August 2: Paul Hester (ex-Crowded House).
 August 9: Dan Hall (ex-Taxiride).
 August 16: Alex Burns, one of Melbourne’s finest blues musicians.
 August 23: Carolyn Kennedy (ex-Deadstar).
 August 30: Kathy Green (X).

Jack will also be playing at “The Rosstown Hotel” in Carnegie on Saturday the 12th of October.

Listen out for CD launches in Melbourne and Sydney in the near future…

 

29 July 2002 – Jack Howard Album Released!

This one came up rather suddenly in the end – Jack Howard’s first full length solo album “Secrets and White Lies” is available right NOW!

Click here to go to the “Secrets and White Lies” page for more information (track listing, etc).

Jack Howard’s album can be ordered online directly from Laughing Outlaw Records.

 

23 July 2002 – Cheek Over “Holy Grail”

Below is a good summary article on the recent use of the Hunters and Collectors classic “Holy Grail” by the Tasmanian Liberals from TheMusic:

Mark Seymour was spitting chips when the Tasmanian Liberals used Hunters & Collectors’ “Holy Grail” as part of the party’s election launch at the Derwent Entertainment Centre. Thundered Seymour, “We are disgusted by the appropriation of our much loved anthem by a political party that we utterly despise.” He said the song had been performed without permission. It is reported that Joe Camilleri was not overly impressed that Black Sorrows’ “Better Times Ahead” was also played at the rally. The musicians had the last laugh: the Liberals got a good kicking by the voters.

 

17 July 2002 – Michael Roberts Selling Home

TheMusic reports that long time Hunters and Collectors and Mark Seymour manager Michael Roberts is selling up:

“… in Melbourne, Mark Seymour’s manager Michael Roberts is selling his Tuscan-style two-bedroom apartment in the CDB for close to $400,000.”

 

30 June 2002 – Jack Howard’s Album: About A Month

Jack Howard’s debut full length album “Secrets and White Lies” should be out in about a month, as the artwork is in the final phases at the moment. Jack continues to play the Elwood RSL on Friday nights for those in the Melbourne area.

 

22 June 2002 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs

Straight from Mark Seymour’s site, here are details on upcoming gigs in Victoria:

 Tuesday July 23, 2002 at 7pm. $40. Dinner and show, only 90 tickets (this may be nice). Armadillos Restaurant. 114 Nepean Highway, Mentone, Victoria, 3194. Phone 9583 8511.

 Thursday July 25, 2002 at 6pm. $39. Wellers Restaurant. Pitman Corner, Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, 3097. Phone 9712 0266.

 Friday July 26, 2002 at 8pm. $15. Davey’s Hotel. 510 Nepean Highway, Frankston, Victoria, 3199. Phone 9783 7255.

 Saturday July 27, 2002 at 8pm. $16. Dan O’Connell Hotel. 225 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria, 3054. Phone 9347 1502.

 

19 July 2002 – Liberals: The Holy Grail of Australian Politics?

The Tasmanian Liberal Party came under fire for using the Hunters and Collectors classic “Holy Grail” during their campaign launch. The members and management of Hunters and Collectors had no knowledge of the use of the song until an e-mail was sent from a fan. Copyright clearance would have been required if the song was used in a visual presentation, but since the song was just played clearance was not required.

The members of Hunters and Collectors are overwhelmingly anti-Liberal and therefore the use of the song struck a chord, so to speak. Mark Seymour (former lead singer) wrote a passionate letter to Tasmania’s “The Mercury” newspaper after the tip-off. Surprisingly, Mark’s letter became the subject of a massive front page article in “The Mercury” around the 10th of July 2002.

[Thankyou Michael Roberts, Miriam Norman]

 

20 June 2002 – Songs Mark Recorded Recently

It has been confirmed that Mark Seymour recorded four songs recently in a ‘rough mix’ form. These are “Paradise Down Under”, “Made Man”, “Try Not To Try” and “Show Me Love”.

 

18 June 2002 – Check This Out: Rod Davies Website

Rodney Davies, seen frequently performing with Mark Seymour, has a great personal website at http://www.roddavies.com . It includes solo sound samples, photo’s and other interesting stuff. Well worth checking out.

 

6 June 2002 – See You In Sydney, New Mark Articles

Thanks to some well aimed convincing and support from Miriam, I (Stuart, webmaster) will be attending two of the Mark Seymour gigs in Sydney (Manly, Friday June 14 and Rozelle, Saturday June 15). We may catch you there… 🙂

For those unaware, there are three Sydney gigs next week. Please refer to Mark Seymour’s site or the April 27 2002 news below for more details.

In the mean time, a review of Mark Seymour’s recent Cairns gig has surfaced. Please browse to the media section for the full text.

 

11 May 2002 – Hunna’s Fans: Good News For 2003

Hunters and Collectors existing contract with Festival-Mushroom Records expires in early 2003. As at this time, there are a realm of possibilities for the extensive back catalogue: you name it and it is probably a possibility. Stay tuned for details…

 

5 May 2002 – Welcome To humanfrailty.com !

True Believers has taken a move towards bigger and greater things by securing our own domain name… we are the proud owners of www.humanfrailty.com :-). A number of changes have gone on behind the scenes to make this be, but little will seem that different on appearance. The Human Frailty address, of course, is taken from the classic 1986 Hunters and Collectors album of that name.

Thankyou to Toby Harnisch of Savage Garden net for the technical advise, MyDomain.com for the free domain services and Myacen Network for the great domain registration deal.

 

30 April 2002 – Jack Howard Update

Every Friday night Jack Howard and the Long Lost Brothers can still be found playing at the Elwood RSL, 2 Pine Avenue, Elwood (near Melbourne, Australia). It seems fairly safe to assume this will continue for some time, though calling the RSL on (03) 9531 4894 may be recommended.

Guests for the next two performances are Monique Brumby (May 3rd) and former Crowded House member Paul Hester (May 10th).

 

27 April 2002 – Mark Seymour Gigs In Coming Months

Mark Seymour’s official site has posted some gig dates:

 Court House Hotel, Cairns, Queensland. Sunday May 5, 6-30pm.
 Trisellies Restaurant and Nightclub, NSW. Thursday June 13, 8-30pm.
 Manly Boatshed, Manly, NSW. Friday June 14, 8-30pm.
 The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, NSW. Saturday June 15, 8-30pm.

 

24 April 2002 – Upcoming Gig In… Cairns

For those people in Cairns, Queensland, Australia: there is an acoustic (Mark and Rod) gig planned for the near future. Stay tuned for details.

 

7 April 2002 – Hunna’s DVD… ‘About 12 Months’

[Sidenote: Higher sources indicate H&C DVD(s) for the second half of 2003 or 2004 – April 2003 seems too early]

Work is underway on a Hunters and Collectors anthology DVD, for release in around one years time. The only planned version currently is a DVD.

No Hunters and Collectors material is currently available on DVD.

I’m excited 🙂

(Source: Festival Mushroom Records).

 

6 April 2002 – Under One Roof Sales

It turns out that 1998 Hunters and Collectors final live cut, “Under One Roof”, has been selling rather well. It is already past 150,000 sales in Australia, which qualifies it as double platinum. This puts “Under One Roof” up there in Australian sales terms with “Human Frailty”, “Ghost Nation” and “Cut” (the top selling Hunna’s albums).

Those who are particularly alert may note that “Under One Roof” never entered the Australian top 100 albums chart – leading to the question of how it could have possibly sold 150,000 copies. The reason for this ‘inconsistency’ is chart rules used by the Australian chart authority ARIA (the Australian Record Industry Association). “Under One Roof:” had a RRP (recommended retail price) of A$20, which was well below the ‘normal’ RRP of around A$31. ARIA does not allow albums with RRP’s that low to enter the album chart.

 

2 April 2002 – Album Voting Results

NOTE: These results are continually updated in the albums section (only) as new data comes in. You can still HAVE YOUR SAY.

In February True Believers began a survey of fan perspectives on albums. The results have now been collated and are on display at the albums section.

At this moment in time the albums that are doing the best were “Cut” (9.5), Mark’s “One Eyed Man” (9.5), “Under One Roof” (album 9.5, video 8.5), “Collected Works” (Aus album and video, 9), “Human Frailty” (8.5), “What’s A Few Men?” (8.5), “Living In Large Rooms and Lounges” (8.5) and Mark’s “King Without A Clue” (8.5).

 

31 March 2002 – Barry Palmer in Lash Album: Out Today

Former Hunters and Collectors guitarist Barry Palmer (also of Deadstar fame) has co-written and co-produced the debut album for the Australian rock band Lash. Titled “The Beautiful and Damned”, the album is out in Australian stores as of Sunday, the 31st of March 2002.

Lash have already had two top 40 hits off this album: “Take Me Away” (#33) and “Beauty Queen” (#31). The current single, “Don’t Ever Make My Mind Up” has so far failed to reach higher than #86.

Click here to go to the official Lash website.

 

13 March 2002 – Great Mark Seymour Gig Last Sunday!

By all reports the Sunday March 10 gig went very well: with punters, Mark, Rod and Rob all extremely pleased with the acoustic performance. Mark and Rod were in fine form and the audience were keen, even spilling out to the footpath passed the edge of the lawn outside the Arts Centre. [Thanks Rob].

There was also a private band show for the Jaguar Racing Team two weeks ago on a Wednesday…

 

1 March 2002 – Jack Howard and… Long Lost Brothers

Today we have some detailed information on the upcoming Jack Howard Friday evening Elwood RSL (Melbourne) gigs. Jack will be playing solo from 9.15 to 10pm and again from 11 to 11:45pm with his band “The Long Lost Brothers”. The supporting acts over the coming weeks are:

 8 March: Nicky Del Rey (from Intoxica) and the Moonee Valley Drifters.
 15 March: Rob Griffiths (from Little Murders).
 22 March: Sean Kelly (from The Models).

The Friday evening Elwood RSL gigs are going to continue beyond the 22nd of March.

 

22 February 2002 – True Believers Survey on H&C Albums

When you have a spare five minutes or so, could you please fill out this form and e-mail it to Stuart ( stu@humanfrailty.com ). We are after ratings out of 10 for all Hunters and Collectors related albums, and your favourite tracks off each. We list all albums and their track listings for you in the form. We are after this to improve the albums section of the website, that currently holds Stuart’s ratings and recommendations. It will also be very interesting to see how other fans sit on particular albums and tracks. Even if you only have a few albums, please give it a go. You can view the form here. This is not urgent but would be of great value if you could flick through it at some stage.

[I am still collecting data from this survey! Your say counts! Please do it… for us 😉 ]

 

21 February 2002 – More Mark Basement Sound Samples

Along with the five ‘Ballad Of The One Eyed Man Live At The Basement’ sound samples on True Believers, Mark Seymour’s site now has six average quality mp3 sound samples in the “recordings” section (CD version). Incredibly, no songs are on both this site and Mark’s site (I suspect this may be more than coincidence).

 

19 February 2002 – Upcoming Jack Howard Gigs

From March onwards, former Hunna’s member Jack Howard will be playing at The Elwood RSL (Melbourne area) every Friday night with special guests each week – all sorts of interesting people doing their solo thing. The focus of these performances will be Jack’s eagerly anticipated (well, by us at least!) “Secrets and White Lies” debut album. Two mp3 audio samples (“Heard You Cry” and “You Will Find”) from this to-be-released album can be found in the sound samples section.

 

18 February 2002 – Update: Home & Away Loves Mark

A while ago we posted that Australian soapie “Home and Away” regularly plays Mark Seymour. This is an update, after they played most of “You Don’t Have To Cry Anymore” fairly prominently tonight.

The current collective Mark Seymour that have been played as background music on Home and Away includes “Strange Little Town” (at least twice), “Long Way Down” (at least twice), “Look What She’s Done To You” (twice), “You Don’t Have To Cry Anymore”, “See You Around”, “Supagirl”, “Blue Morning”, “Last Ditch Cabaret” and “Ready To Go”.

Although I guess most people do not watch “Home and Away” for the music, thankyou Mike P. for your continual support. The dedication shown by “Home and Away” to local artists and talents puts Australian commercial radio to utter shame.

 

16 February 2002 – Latest On Jack Howard Album

Jack Howard’s first solo album “Secrets and White Lies” is planned to be released around April/May this year through Sydney based independent label Laughing Outlaw Records.

 

15 February 2002 – Mark Rumour…

A couple of ‘sources’ suggest that Mark Seymour is back in the recording studio :-).

 

4 February 2002 – New Mark CD In Stores!

The new Mark Seymour live CD, The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man Live At The Basement, is now available in music stores across Australia.

 

4 February 2002 – New Mark CD In Stores!

The new Mark Seymour live CD, The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man Live At The Basement, is now available in music stores across Australia. The CD is already available for the slightly discounted price of $25.99 at JB’s Hi-Fi in Brisbane for those in the area. First impressions of the distribution of the album are good, as was the case with the Basement DVD in November.

The December 10 news below (and the sound section) contain some audio samples from the DVD/CD that may be of interest 🙂

 

24 January 2002 – Track Listing For New Mark CD

Click here to go the ‘Ballad Of The One Eyed Man Live At The Basement’ page and check out the track listing for the upcoming CD version release.

 

22 January 2002 – Mark’s New Live CD Title, Pre-ordering

Mark Seymour’s new live CD is to be titled exactly as per the DVD, “The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man: Live At The Basement”.

The CD is now appearing at various sites for pre-ordering by the keen. HMV have it down for $24.95 and Sanity for $25.95. It seems like it is to be released on a “Basement” label of sorts, as the record company and catalogue number are listed as BASEMENT and BASE002 respectively at HMV. As per previous reports, the CD is out on the 4th of February 2002.

 

15 January 2002 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs

There are three separate gigs involved in the “A Day On The Green” winery series. These are all ages gigs that include Mark Seymour along with Paul Kelly, Renee Gayer and other great musical artists.

 Mt Martha, Victoria. At The Briars Park, Nepean Highway. Australia Day, Saturday 26 January 2002. $63.80. Mark plays at 3pm. Tickets from Ticketmaster on 136 100 or click here for their website.

 McLaren Vale, South Australia. At the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre. Sunday 27 January 2002. Click here to try to win double passes to this gig. $66.10. Mark plays at 5-30pm.

 Pokolbin, Hunter Valley, New South Wales. At Bimbadgen Estate. Saturday 2nd February 2002. $69.40. Mark plays at 5-30pm. Ticketek are selling tickets for this one.

There will also be a Melbourne show called “On The Lawn” at the Victorian Arts Centre on the 10th of March 2002.

 

14 January 2002 – Mark Seymour Live CD Release Date!

We have a release date for the Mark Seymour Live CD (recorded at the Basement gig) thanks to Michael Roberts. Expect to see the album in stores on Monday the 4th of February 2002. On a similar note, new copies of “One Eyed Man” carry an “ARIA Award Winner” sticker (this has probably been the case for a while but I only just saw one).

 

13 January 2002 – Sydney Mark Fans: Congratulations

On all accounts the fan turnout and support at the recent Mark Seymour Bridge concert in Sydney was exceptional. This was great to hear – good work Sydney (this coming from a Brisbane-ite is rare ;P ). Click here for a fan review of the night from Miriam Norman.

 

10 December 2001 – Mark Seymour Basement CD/DVD Sound Samples

So… interested in the Mark Seymour CD/DVD but not quite sure what you would be getting yourself in for? Well here are five 25-30 second mp3 samples to sway your opinion. REMEMBER to RIGHT CLICK and SAVE LINK AS (or SAVE AS depending on your browser):

 Sad Songs – first appearing on the One Eyed Man album, this live version is heavy, atmospheric and highly recommended.
 El Dorado – one of the more rocking new songs performed, El Dorado is about gold lust.
 Long Way Down – a great live version that rolls along here with two prominent acoustic guitars. First featured on “One Eyed Man”.
 Waratah Street – a devastatingly sad but beautiful new song.

Please refer to this page for more information on the CD/DVD.

I personally had some difficulty deciding what tracks to feature from the CD/DVD! If you are interested in sound samples from other tracks, Stuart can make them on request (it is a fairly quick process).

 

7 December 2001 – Distribution of Mark Seymour’s DVD: Good Work

I would like to offer my congratulations to Warner Vision and, in particular, the people behind the distribution of Mark Seymour’s “Basement” DVD. The DVD could be found throughout Brisbane on the week of release (in many places on the day of release). For those in the Brisbane (Australia) area, you may be interested to know that JB’s Hi-Fi in the city has Mark’s DVD (about 7 copies) going for a respectable A$31.50 (or thereabouts). That is a full A$7-$8 off the normal ‘recommended retail price’.

 

28 November 2001 – Upcoming Mark Seymour Gigs

Mark Seymour’s official site has posted some gig dates:

 Thursday December 27, 2001 at 8pm. The Cornish Arms. 163A Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Victoria, 3056. Phone (03) 9380 8322. Band performance.

 Friday December 28, 2001 at 8pm. Prince Of Wales. 2B Acland Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Phone (03) 9536 1111. Acoustic. With Ken Stringfellow and Mick Hart.

 Saturday December 29, 2001 at 8pm. $22. The Bridge Hotel. 135 Victoria Road, Rozelle, New South Wales, 2041. Phone (02) 9555 1961. Acoustic. Jackie Bristow supports.

 

27 November 2001 – Hunna’s in MMM Top 500 Rock Songs

Recently (October/November at some stage) the MMM Brisbane radio station had one of those standard ‘top 500 rock songs of all time’ things where you ring and vote for songs, etc. Hunters and Collectors did respectably out of this, with seven songs making the top 500:

 497 Do You See What I See?
 472 True Tears Of Joy
 420 When The River Runs Dry
 384 Where Do You Go?
 327 Say Goodbye
 242 Throw Your Arms Around Me
 56 Holy Grail

A recent Sydney MMM 500 countdown had eight Hunters and Collectors songs – the seven above and also “Blind Eye”. A recent Melbourne 500 MMM countdown had six Hunters and Collectors songs, including “Talking To A Stranger”. The latest from Adelaide’s MMM had only three songs.

 

26 November 2001 – Mark’s DVD In Stores!

Mark Seymour’s “The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man – Live At The Basement” was released today and is in stores NOW! I have my copy sitting here already. Be sure to check it out! 🙂 Click here for more information on the DVD.

 

25 November 2001 – Basement Gig on ABC TV

Miriam Norman had some great news waiting in my e-mail today:

ABC-TV is broadcasting a 10 part live music programme of Basement gigs. The “Live at the Basement” series will be hosted by Doug Mulray and the first will feature Mark Seymour on Thursday 29th November at 11pm.

This gig has previously been shown on cable TV but this is the first free-to-air viewing.

Check out this page for more information from ABC-TV on the one hour program.

 

20 November 2001 – Overseas Mark Fans: It’s All Good!

Good news today as it is confirmed that the Mark Seymour Basement/One Eyed Man DVD is to be an ALL REGION DVD. It will still be encoded in PAL (I believe) so American/Canadian stand-alone DVD players only set up for the NTSC video/TV format may still have issues. So if you have a computer DVD player OR a PAL compatible stand-alone DVD player, Mark’s DVD will play fine.

Courtesy of Michael Roberts, here is the word from Warner Vision:

“All the DVDs that we are releasing have an ‘ALL REGIONS’ code. It was decided that this is the best way to go and it is all o.k. rather than them being restricted in some areas. “

 

16 November 2001 – Jack Howard Sound Samples!

Some good news today! Here are two samples from Jack Howard’s forthcoming solo album “Secrets and White Lies”. While we do not have any idea when exactly this album will be released, True Believers has been lucky enough to be supplied with two full length (almost) CD quality recordings already. So without further ado, here are a couple of samples!

Remember to RIGHT CLICK ON THESE LINKS and SAVE TARGET/LINK AS:

Heard You Cry
You Will Find

 

14 November 2001 – Mark On Rove Live Album

Mark Seymour and band performed “Don’t You Know Me?” on Rove Live earlier this year. This recording is now to be included on a Rove Live CD album called “…Some Music” as track 11. This album shall be released this coming Monday (19th of November 2001) and will be available in most Australian music stores.

 

10 November 2001 – Australian Election Day… Mark Supports Labor

At the time of writing the Australian Liberal Party is confirmed to have it’s third term in office.

An article dated the 9th of November 2001 has appeared. It gives details on a promotional CD called “Solid Rock” to be mailed to certain parts of Australia promoting the policies relating to the Australian Music Industry from the Australian Labor Party. The CD was put together under the backing of Michael Gudinski, founder and long running leader of the (formerly great) Mushroom records. It features Hunters and Collectors, Paul Kelly, some lesser known upcoming Australian artists. As to exact tracks, I am unsure at this moment in time (please e-mail me if you know):

From the article:

Yesterday, Mark Seymour said Labor’s policies on music would provide protection for the local industry.

“We are trying to draw the attention of young people to the idea that Australian culture has to be protected and nurtured,” Seymour said.

 

1 November 2001 – Look Out For Callie Gray

Former Hunter and Collectors member Jack Howard has written and produced demo’s for Callie Gray, a new young Australian singer. The music is described as “big pop material with Bacharach horn lines”. Callie has appeared on a number of Australian television programs, including “The Secret Life Of Us” and “Blue Heelers”. At the moment they are looking at record companies, so watch out for this new Australian talent.

 

23 October 2001 – Mark Seymour “Ballad Of The One Eyed Man” DVD

Mark Seymour’s official website today informs that the Mark Seymour Live DVD mentioned in previous news will be released on Monday the 19th of November 2001 and titled “The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man”.

This will be through Warner Vision as anticipated and contain material from the recorded Live At The Basement performance. Earlier news items give a track listing of this performance for those who are particularly keen. Can not wait for this release…

There are also three more gigs between Christmas and New Year. Two are near Victoria while the other is in New South Wales area.

 

22 October 2001 – Mark Seymour On “Cold Live At The Chapel” CD

Perhaps this news should have appeared a while ago, but I just realised that Mark Seymour appears on the “Cold Live At The Chapel” CD volume two out in Australia. The tracks that can be found on this CD are “Holy Grail” and “Don’t You Know Me?”.

 

14 October 2001 – Jack Howard: New album “Secrets and White Lies”

Jack Howard has finished work on his new album to be titled “Secrets and White Lies”. No record label is fixed in yet so release is not in the near future. The album is ‘bigger and stronger’ than his “Lo Stresso Tempo” debut EP and features the following new line-up:

 Nicky Del Ray (guitar).
 Mal McBeath (bass).
 Greg Hynes (drums).
 Ollie McGill (rhodes piano).

Jack also has some upcoming gigs in the Melbourne area:

 Rosstown Hotel, Carnegie on Saturday 13 October 2001.
 Elwood RSL on Friday 19 October 2001.
 Elwood Lounge on Thursday 15/22/29 November 2001.
 Summertime Rocks at The Victorian Arts Centre on Sunday 9 December 2001 with The Black-Eyed Susans.

If you can catch them, we would be very interested to know how they are.

 

13 October 2001 – Seymour DVD For November Release!

Great news today as Mark Seymour will be releasing his Live At The Basement recording on DVD (the first for a Hunna’s related release) hopefully during November 2001. It is to be released through Warner Vision/Basement.

It is also planned to release a live CD version on wea (Warner) in January 2002.

 

12 October 2001 – Mark Seymour Departs FMR

Mark Seymour and company have departed ways with Festival Mushroom Records. This follows a number of other artists that have split with Festival Mushroom Records in recent years including Paul Kelly and Deadstar (before they split). Hunters and Collectors were on Mushroom Records from their formation in 1981.

 

7 October 2001 – Mark Seymour On ARIA CD

This is actually a few weeks old but that happens. Mark Seymour appears on the “2001 Aria Nominations” 2 CD set with “Don’t You Know Me?”.

 

27 September 2001 – Mark Seymour Aria News Reports

News of Mark Seymour’s win at the pre-ARIA’s is circulating around the Internet now. Here are some quotes:

From the Killing Heidi Realm:

But the most surprised winner was Mark Seymour who received the silver pyramid in the adult contemporary category for his album One Eyed Man. It was the first ARIA for the former Hunter & Collectors singer in a career spanning two decades. “I’m shocked, totally lost for words,” Seymour later said.
– 12 September 2001

From Mark Seymour’s official website, www.markseymour.com.au:

Former Hunters & Collectors leader now solo performer Mark Seymour picked the coveted best Adult Contemporary Album category with his highly acclaimed “One Eyed Man”.
The Drum Media – September 2001

Mark Seymour’s work as a solo singer-songwriter was rightly acknowledged by the best Adult Contemporary Album award.
The Age EG – September 2001.

From Mushroom Records website, www.mushroom.com.au:

Congratulations to Mark Seymour for winning the 2001 ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album with One Eyed Man. Just another affirmation that this album truly is an exceptional piece of work!

 

14 September 2001 – Mark Seymour Wins Aria!

Congratulations to Mark Seymour as he won the 2001 ARIA award ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album’ for “One Eyed Man”.

This award was regarded as a “pre-aria” and the full ARIA nominations have now been announced. Mark is not on the short list for any more ARIA’s unfortunately.

So who are ARIA anyway? ARIA is the Australian Record Industry Association, and they publish the Australian music charts from sales around the country. They give certifications to singles, albums, etc (Gold, Platinum) and hold a big awards ceremony every year called the ARIA awards. The variety of awards on offer are only available to Australian recording artists. They release nominations (five for each category) a few weeks before the ‘big night’ and all releases from the last year are eligible. Hunters and Collectors got a few ARIA nominations back in 1990 for Ghost Nation, but only actually won the one for artwork (well, Rob Miles artwork is spectacular, you have to admit). The whole ARIA awards thing is given a lot of publicity and is often then used by record companies as an advertising tool and so on.

 

28 August 2001 – Pre-ARIA Nominations

Mark Seymour has been nominated for one “Pre-ARIA”. These are ARIA awards that happen to be presented before the actual ARIA night. The nomination is for Best Adult Contemporary Album:

 Jodi Philis – In Dreams I Live
 John Farnham – 33 1/3
 Mark Seymour – One Eyed Man
 Stella One Eleven – In Your Hands
 Wendy Matthews – Beautiful View

John Farnham’s sold the most out of the above but was disappointing overall (sorry Johnny).

 

30 July 2001 – Site Rename: True Believers

Caelie suggested “True Believers” as a better name for the site and now it has been changed. “Hunna’s Nation” was always a slightly cheesy name =)

 

30 July 2001 – Jack Howard News

Jack Howard has finished work on a new album which he hopes to have out by the end of 2001.

He has also been regularly gigging at places including the Rosstown in Carnegie, The Elwood RSL and the Commercial in Yarraville. These places are around Melbourne.

 

14 July 2001 – Second Mark Seymour Basement Gig

Good news for Mark Seymour’s ‘popularity’ – from www.markseymour.com.au (his official website):

BY SPECTACULAR DEMAND A 2nd (LATE) SHOW FRIDAY, 20TH JULY, 2001 

Due to the unprecedented number of calls to The Basement (and what looked like being a legion of disappointed fans) Mark Seymour plays a 2nd (late) show on Friday, 20th July. 

Here�s what we said earlier. We see no reason why the late show should be any different. Kick back on Friday, July 20 for what looks set to be one of those �all time great gigs�. 

CALL THE BASEMENT AND BOOK NOW ON 02-9251 2797. 

FRIDAY 20TH MARK SEYMOUR www.markseymour com.au $22 Mark Seymour hits town to promote his critically acclaimed album One Eyed Man. This is the first time Mark will perform live with a full band since the days of Hunters & Collectors with a set featuring the single �Don�t You Know Me?�, a couple of H&C favourites and the new focus track from the album, The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man. 

THIS 2nd SHOW WILL SELL OUT. BOOK NOW! 

 

12 July 2001 – Mark Seymour Live Webcast July 20 2001

Michael Roberts sent this around the Mark Seymour mailing list. Sounds great 🙂

Most of you are probably already aware that Mark will be playing at The Basement Nightclub in Sydney on Friday July 20th, but the even better news is that the gig will be webcast live on the internet!

www.thebasement.com.au is a 24 hour a day internet radio station with audio and vision. It also happens to be the new broadcast home of radio legend Doug Mulray. They’ve got a full camera crew all set to go, a 24 track audio mixing desk, and they’ll be broadcasting the show from 9.15pm AEST. To get the best results, you’ll need Windows Media Player 7 or Apple Quicktime. If you don’t have them, you can download them free from the “Go Live” page at www.thebasement.com.au If you can’t get to the gig, this is a fantastic way to see Mark from the comfort of your own home.

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 

9:30pm – 10:15pm
Mark Seymour solo acoustic 

10:45pm – 11:45pm
Mark Seymour & Band

 

13 July 2001 – Site Online

This site was launched online on this date.

 

10 July 2001 – Current Mark Seymour Single

“The Ballad Of The One Eyed Man” is the current Mark Seymour ‘single’ from the “One Eyed Man” album though it is not planned as a commercial single.

 

10 July 2001 – News Page Created

News page created.