Mark Seymour was born in Benalla and grew up in country Victoria. Paula, his mother, encouraged all her children to sing and play musical instruments. Mark formed Hunters and Collectors in 1980, with a bunch of uni friends. Hunters and Collectors went on to record five more albums, 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. In that year he plunged into the unknown. After 18 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.
Mark appears on the 2012 Face The Music session: