Mark Seymour To Bring His Love To The East Kimberley

An interview with Mark as he brings his music to the Kimberleys in West Australia.

Author: Vanessa Mills, ABC Kimberley.

Date: 21 May 2013.

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Famous as the front man from the classic Australian rock band, Hunters and Collectors, Mark Seymour is bringing the theme of love from his latest solo album to the Kimberley Moon Experience Concert in Kununurra.

“Love songs are very difficult to write, and I think that’s why there are so many bad ones.”

He’s taken a collection of his all-time favourite love songs and covered them, sometimes with assistance for a duet. Seventh Heaven Club is Seymour’s ninth album since leaving Hunters and Collectors and features the support vocals from the very experienced such as Lucinda Williams, to his 16 year old daughter, Hannah, who is just starting a musical career.

Although he’s moved on musically, Seymour still plays some of the old Hunters and Collectors classics and recognises the role songs like Throw your arms around me played in his artistic development.

“Once I’d written that song my attitude to music really did change and I started paying a lot more attention to the sort of stuff I’d grown up with.”

Mark Seymour will share a stage with James Reyne, Guy Sebastian, Gurrumul and local and Kimberley acts for the 2013 Full Moon Concert on the banks of the Ord River.

Listen to Mark Seymour talk about his music old and new with Vanessa Mills on Kimberley Mornings.