Road to Byron Part 8

Brief notes on Mark attending Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

Author:  Robdickens101.

Date: 9 February 2013.

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What can Bluesfest punters expect from this iconic Australian? Seventeen years as front man of Hunters and Collectors, landmark songs “Holy Grail”, “When the River Runs Dry” and “Throw Your Arms Around Me”, eight albums released since and author of Thirteen Tonne Theory, he has a lot of material from which to choose.

Well now there’s more. Mark Seymour and The Undertow will release Seventh Heaven Club on Friday March 1 through Liberation Music. The Undertow are Cameron McKenzie on guitars, John Favaro on bass and Peter Maslen on drums.

On Seventh Heaven Club you will hear twelve love songs as written and recorded by other artists that Mark has collected and performed live over the last fourteen years as a solo artist or with The Undertow.

‘All the tunes on Seventh Heaven Club have been pins on a map for me. They have served a purpose at one time or another, a way forward in the singing of them to a place where I could locate my own feeling in new material. They are about yearning, loss, loyalty and joy, the debris of love strewn through to reveal a simplicity and truth that I’ve come to recognize as greatness.’ – Mark Seymour February 2013.

The album also features special guest appearances from Lucinda Williams, Abby Dobson and introduces new singer Hannah Seymour, Mark’s daughter.

Mark Seymour and The Undertow will take their ‘Seventh Heaven Club’ tour to the following venues:

Feb 10 The Lui Bar (Rialto Building) Melbourne VIC
Feb 15 Terrey Hills Tavern NSW
Feb 16 Taren Point Hotel NSW
Feb 23 Claire Valley SA
Mar 2 All Saints Estate Rutherglen (Neil Finn/Paul Kelly)
Mar 9 Peterson’s Winery Armidale (Neil Finn/Paul Kelly)
Mar 10 Moomba Festival Melbourne VIC
Mar 22 THe Yarraville Club Yarraville VIC
Mar 23 The Thornbury Theatre Thornbury VIC
Mar 24 The Flying Saucer Club Elsternwick VIC
Mar 30 Byron Bay Bluesfest Tyagarah NSW
Apr 6 Hard Rock Rocks The Beach Surfers Paradise Beach QLD
Apr 18/19 The Brass Monkey Cronulla NSW
Apr 26 The Caravan Club Oakleigh VIC
May 18 The Sphinx Hotel Geelong VIC
May 25 The Kimberley Moon Experience Kununurra WA