Seymour Lead Act: Sandhills

Information: An article about Mark’s upcoming headlining gig at the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival.

Author: Gabrielle McLeod, Sunraysia Daily.

Date: 23 December 2011.

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Australian music icon Mark Seymour has been announced as the headline act for the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival concert at the Perry Sandhills in 2012.

The popular singer and songwriter will play with his band The Undertow as well as his two nieces, local girls Claire and Madeline Theile.

Seymour is best known for his work as frontman and songwriter for Australian rock band, Hunters and Collectors.

Seymour told Sunraysia Daily he was looking forward to performing in such a beautiful location.

“I’ve performed in Mildura many times, even done a performance at the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival a few years ago,” he said.

“It is a great spot to perform at and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Seymour is just coming down after an action packed year touring.

“We released our last album in May and have since been full on touring all over the country,” he said.

“We have been performing songs from the last two albums and will do that at the Perry Sandhills concert along with some old stuff.

“The new album has been doing well, we are very pleased with the way it has been received.”

Claire and Madeline Theile will perform on their own as well as a duet with their uncle.

“They are really good singers,” Seymour said.

“I will be arranging to do a duet with one of them for one of the songs on the album which has another vocalist.

“We have done a few shows with the girls in Melbourne so they won’t be strangers to our performances.

“I have done many performances in Mildura over the years as well as many festivals like this.

“It will be a lot of fun to be back there to play again.

“I had been playing with the band The Undertow for quite a few years but it has only been in the last year or so where we have actually consolidated into one musical effort.”

Seymour said times had changed since the days of the kind of music he used to produce but one of his songs will never grow old.

“The Holy Grail has definitely stood the test of time,” Seymour said.

“Most Australians relate it to the AFL grand final whenever they hear it but it was originally made as a folk song.

“The era in which it was recorded had a lot of bells and whistles and back then music was much more melodic.

“But for me that has changed a lot over the years and now I am doing a lot more of the folk songs.”

The concert will be held on March 10. Early bird tickets to Music Under the Stars with Mark Seymour are available online now at – a fantastic Christmas present.

This article appeared in Friday’s Sunraysia Daily 23-12-2011.