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HUMANKiNDNESS - Original Rock & Soul Music

Friday 24th November 2017

Challenging, packed with hooklines and infectious grooves, it’s easy to enjoy yet hard to pin down.

Playing the songs of writer and singer Steve Mitchell, the music is warm and welcoming but bristling with power and adventure.

The new single Heading North is a bittersweet slice of gritty alt-country rock, driven by it’s infectious, spiralling chorus and follows on from the debut album Humankindness.

Humankindness have a fast-growing reputation as a formidable live band.

Lead guitarist Glynn Olsen’s explosive jazz & blues style is the perfect counterpoint to Mitchell’s soulful electric slide and abstract breaks. The fluid, inventive drums and bass of Bruce McGregor and Danny Sugar are the band’s powerplant beating heart. Keyboard player Paul Jeffries weaves through the sound with extra textures, melodies and vocals.

The songs set incisive lyrics to a unique and instinctive blend of rock, soul, blues, funk and singer-songwriter styles to create music that hooks you straight in.

HUMANKiNDNESS: Paul Jeffries, keyboards, vocals; Bruce McGregor, drums; Steve Mitchell, vocals, slide guitar, guitar; Glynn Olsen, lead guitar, guitar, Robert Sissons, sound; Danny Sugar, bass, graphic & web design. Special guest singers: Trudi Wilson, Hannah Gibson.


November 24, 2017


Live music from 8pm


Nelson & suburbs


The Boathouse
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson
The Boathouse welcomes all members of the public for waterfront dining from 10.30am-2pm Wednesday-Friday. The doors open again at 5pm on a Friday evening for casual dining, full bar service and live entertainment from 8pm.

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

$10 door sales


Additional Info

Official Website


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