The Mentalist Collective comprises five songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Together they create unique music using a variety of instruments including guitars, ukuleles, dulcimers, and dobro/lapsteel, with full 5 piece vocal harmonies, harmonicas, percussion and pretty much anything else they can get their hands on!

With Influences spanning everything from traditional celtic music through to modern folk artists like Mumford & Sons and even to surf rock and 60s R&B, the Mentalist Collective will take you on a sonic journey that will have your toes tapping, and will flood your ears with catchy melodies that will stay with you for weeks afterwards. Their new single 'Need A Little Time Away' has been voted #2 in the Radio One Dunedin Top 11 for several weeks straight.

Workshop

Crossing Sounds
Crossing Sounds is an experimental performance that combines completely acoustic instrumentation with blindfolds. Prepare yourself for a unique musical experience; depriving you of your primary sense to heighten the others. Audience members are blindfolded and seated in a room and a performance of original, acoustic folk-rock music filled with a wide range of instrumentation and vocal harmony will surround and move about you.

 

Appearances

Concert
12:30pm, Wednesday 2nd

Workshop
1:30pm, Monday 31st