Nick Seymour (born Nicholas More Seymour, 9 December 1958 in Benalla, Victoria, Australia) is a musician, painter, and record producer. He is best known for being the bass guitarist in the Australasian rock group Crowded House and brother to Mark Seymour of another successful group, Hunters and Collectors.
Born in Benalla, Victoria, Australia, Seymour studied Visual Arts in Melbourne, and taught himself how to play the bass. As a young boy he and his family used to travel around country Victoria as the Seymour Family Singers. In his spare time, he played in local bands, including Plays With Marionettes, Bang, and The Horla, and worked on the set of films like The Leonski Incident and the TV series Carson's Law. At the end of 1984, he became the bass player for what was to become Crowded House. He stayed with the band until its demise in 1996. Seymour also produced all of the artwork for the band, including album covers, costumes and stage sets.
He worked on various projects since 1996, among them, playing in the band Deadstar and producing the debut album for Irish band Bell X1. He moved to Dublin, Ireland where he built a recording studio and was responsible for developing Irish bands Juno Falls and Vesta Varro as well as recording popular rock band, The Walls who later would join the re-formed Crowded House on their Australian come-back tour of 2007. In 2003, he had re-teamed with old Crowded House bandmate Paul Hester to form a band called Tarmac Adam.
Following the 2005 death of Crowded House drummer Paul Hester, Seymour reconnected with Finn and followed by performing on his third studio album. Through time, this project converted from a solo project into the fifth Crowded House album. In 2007, Neil Finn, Mark Hart and Nick Seymour reformed Crowded House, adding Matt Sherrod as drummer. The album Time on Earth was released in June 2007 and the group started a world tour in support of it.
Seymour composed the score for the 2012 documentary The Summit.
In 2013 he guested, along with Pete Roudolo, Steven Mogerly, Conor Murray and Hot House Flower Liam Ó Maonlaí on Rónán Ó Snodaigh's album of songs in Irish, Sos. The band was called The Occasionals.
Nick currently lives in Dublin, Ireland with his partner and their daughter (born 2008).
- Bourke, Chris, Something So Strong, Macmillan Australia, 1997, ISBN 0-7329-0886-8
- Twomey, Chris & Doole, Kerry, Crowded House: Private Universe, Omnibus Pr, 1998, ISBN 0-7119-4816-X
- Dix, John, Stranded in Paradise: New Zealand Rock and Roll, 1955 to the Modern Era, Penguin Books, 2005, ISBN 0-14-301953-8
|Neil Finn · Nick Seymour · Mark Hart · Matt Sherrod|
|Former: Paul Hester · Tim Finn · Eddie Rayner · Peter Jones · Craig Hooper|
|Studio albums: Crowded House · Temple of Low Men · Woodface · Together Alone · Time on Earth|
|Compilations: Recurring Dream · Afterglow|
|Live albums: Farewell to the World|
|Videos and DVDs: I Like to Watch · Dreaming: The Videos · Farewell to the World|
|Singles: "Mean to Me" · "World Where You Live" · "Now We're Getting Somewhere" · "Don't Dream It's Over" · "Something So Strong" · "Better Be Home Soon" · "Sister Madly" · "When You Come" · "Into Temptation" · "I Feel Possessed" · "Chocolate Cake" · "Fall at Your Feet" · "Weather With You" · "Four Seasons In One Day" · "It's Only Natural" · "Distant Sun" · "Nails In My Feet" · "Locked Out" · "Fingers of Love" · "Pineapple Head" · "Private Universe" · "Everything Is Good For You" · "Instinct" · "Not the Girl You Think You Are" · "Don't Stop Now"|
|Split Enz · The Mullanes · Tarmac Adam · The Finn Brothers · Peter Green · "Silent House" · She Will Have Her Way|