|Born||1956 (age 56–57)
Benalla, Victoria, Australia
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, author|
|Labels||Hunters & Collectors|
|Website||Mark Seymour's personal website|
Mark Seymour (born 1956) is an Australian musician and vocalist best known for his work as the frontman and songwriter of rock band Hunters & Collectors. Seymour has successfully pursued a solo career, releasing a number of albums of his own, gaining fame as a nominee for two ARIA Awards.
Born in Benalla, Victoria in 1956, Seymour moved to Melbourne with his family in 1972 and has spent many years in the St Kilda area. He is the brother of Crowded House bass player Nick Seymour. He has two sisters, Hilary and Helen.
In 1997, whilst still officially part of Hunters & Collectors he released his debut solo album King Without a Clue, which earned him a nomination in the ARIA Awards for Best Male Artist, as well as Best Debut Single with Last Ditch Cabaret. In 1998, Hunters & Collectors officially split up.
Seymour continues to tour, focusing on mostly small acoustic performances. In 2008, Thirteen Tonne Theory, a memoir detailing his experiences with Hunters and Collectors, was published by Penguin Books.
He wrote the anthem "Holy Grail", which although not intended to be about sport, became synonymous with the AFL Grand Final and adopted by Network Ten for broadcasts of AFL matches, and also with Queensland's first Sheffield Shield cricket win in 1995. Seymour has performed at several AFL Grand Finals.
- 1997 – King Without a Clue
- 2001 – One Eyed Man
- 2001 – Ballad of the One Eyed Man - Live at The Basement
- 2004 – Embedded
- 2005 – Daytime and the Dark
- 2007 – Westgate
- 2007 – Titanic
- 2007 – From Bondi To Bedlam - Live at the Gershwin Room
Mark Seymour & the Undertow
Mark Seymour lives with his wife Jo and their two daughters Eva and Hannah in Melbourne.