Hunters & Collectors Reunion

An article on the Hunters and Collectors reunion for the ARIA Icons Hall of Fame.

Author: AAP. We suspect this is a pure press release.

Date: 15 June 2005.

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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.