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Seeker Lover Keeper

In August 2010, Seeker Lover Keeper was formed by Australian solo artists Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby. Each has a separate solo career as a singer-songwriter. They recorded material in New York and issued the self-titled album on 3 June 2011, which peaked at number three on the ARIA Albums Chart. The group issued three singles, each with an accompanying music video, that featured each individual as the lead singer, “Light All My Lights” (Blasko), “Even Though I’m a Woman” (Throsby) and “On My Own” (Seltmann). The video for “Light All My Lights” starred Australian actor Barry Otto.

Seeker Lover Keeper undertook two major tours in support of the album. The first was undertaken across July and August 2011; and featured Dirty Three’s Jim White on drums and David Symes (now of Boy & Bear) on bass. Support on the tour came from Youth Group’s Toby Martin. The second tour was from late November into early December, primarily undertaken in churches and cathedrals as a part of the Heavenly Sounds tour. Although Symes returned for this tour, White was replaced by drummer and percussionist Bree van Reyk; Throsby’s then-partner who also co-wrote the Seeker Lover Keeper song “Rely On Me.” The tour concluded with an appearance at the Homebake music festival in Sydney.

In November, Seltmann, Blasko and Throsby each provided a cover version of songs by Neil Finn and Tim Finn on the They Will Have Their Way Tour (see They Will Have Their Way) with various artists including Clare Bowditch, Lior, Paul Dempsey and Alexander Gow (of Oh Mercy) also appearing. Seltmann accompanied herself on a piano for her rendition of “Four Seasons in One Day”, later Seeker Lover Keeper performed “Sinner” from Neil’s 1998 album Try Whistling This. By year’s end each had returned to their respective solo careers.

In 2016, Blasko was the artist in residence on Double J digital radio. With Seltmann and Throsby as guests on one of her sessions, Blasko floated the idea of making a second Seeker Lover Keeper record. Both Seltmann and Throsby agreed, and later confirmed that they were writing toward a new record. No further details have been released at this point.

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Members Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko
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