Scene News: Mark Seymour & The Undertow – Two Exclusive Melbourne Shows at MEMO Music Hall

Mark Seymour & The Undertow – Two Exclusive Melbourne Shows at MEMO
MEMO Music Hall St Kilda 9 & 10 August 2019

As the frontman for one of Australia’s most seminal bands, the mighty Hunters & Collectors, Mark Seymour is one of Australia’s most gifted and respected musicians. He delivered rock classics that immediately etched their way into our national consciousness, including ‘Holy Grail’, ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, ‘Do You See What I See?’, ‘Say Goodbye’ and many, many more.

Mark and his band The Undertow have released three albums together and in their two exclusive shows at MEMO on 9 and 10 August 2019 will play songs from their repertoire and across Mark’s career in two one-hour sets with an interval. A huge night of the songs created by one of the legends of Australian music, Mark Seymour with The Undertow who are Cameron McKenzie (guitars), Peter Maslen (drums) and John Favaro (bass).

Tickets go on sale on 1 May at 9am at

Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August

Doors Open 7.30pm, Showtime 8.40pm (with intermission)
TICKETS: General Admission-$38+bf, A-Res Seats-$55+bf, Premium Seats-$65+bf, GA at Door (if available)-$40

MEMO Music Hall: 88 Acland Street St Kilda


Mark Seymour formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980, with a bunch of Uni friends. The band became famous for its rhythmic power and very quickly became touted as the “next big thing”. The Album “Human Frailty“ was recorded in Melbourne in 1985.

This record has proven to be one of the most important and enduring records of the eighties and Hunters and Collectors were still playing a large part of this cut in 1998 when they retired. With “Human Frailty“ Mark discovered, love, loss, and pop melody. His solo records are directly connected to this era and bear the same stamp of raw honesty and emotional power.

Hunters and Collectors went on to record some of this country’s most successful rock albums, including multi-platinum releases “Ghost Nation” and “Cut”, and became a huge touring operation.

By 1998, Mark felt that he had done all that he could as the front man of Hunters and Collectors. After eighteen years of touring with what became one of Australia’s most successful and deeply loved rock bands, he found himself alone on stage with just an acoustic guitar.

As a solo artist, Mark continues to search for the emotional truth in a song. Mark Seymour’s strength as a performer remains undiminished despite the ever-present shadow of the band he used to be in.

As well as 13 Hunters & Collectors albums, Mark has released seven solo albums and three with his current band, The Undertow. Throughout it all, he has shown he is one of our finest songwriters, capturing our stories of love, loss, human courage and achievement.

Mark is currently working on new material for a 2020 album release.

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