A Tribute to the Music of John Cougar Mellencamp since 2001.
We perform the music of John Cougar Mellencamp from the 70's through the early 2000's. Yes, all the rocking and radio hits that made John Cougar a familiar name in the industry. Songs like "Hurts so good", "Pink Houses", "I need a lover", "Small Town" and many more. You'll hear songs from "American Fool", "Uh-Huh", "Scarecrow" and nearly every Album in his catalog.
Price Range: $600-$3000
Gig Length: 60 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
Depending upon the venue, Human Wheels will provide a concert style event that can, and has, run up to 2-1/2 hours. Most shows average 90 minutes and will cover much of John Mellencamp's catalog, primarily the "John Cougar years" through the 70's, 80's and 90's. You will know more John Mellencamp than you think.
Human Wheels prides themselves in being a class act. Everywhere they go you will not meet a more professional group of people. Human Wheels 6 members are responsible, courteous and respectful adults who take care of their gear, know their job and are as helpful as one can imagine. The band is very accommodating and will do their very best to ensure that from the moment the load-in starts to the moment the load-out ends, everyone in attendance will be happy to have worked and been apart of a Human Wheels performance.
HUMAN WHEELS plays more Mellencamp in one night than Mellencamp himself. The core members of this New Jersey-based tribute band have been together since 2001, while the newest members were hand picked to bring you an incredibly high quality group of musicians. Enjoy classics like Pink Houses, Jack & Diane, Hurt So Good, I Need a Lover, Small Town, R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Authority Song, Cherry Bomb, Rain on the Scarecrow, Paper in Fire, Lonely 'Ol Night, and many more!
The music of Mellencamp is often equated with rural life, deeply rooted in Americana and the working class; great rockin' music that is enjoyable and recognizable by listeners of all ages. This makes the band ideal for any event or venue.
Human Wheels is comprised of extremely professional, talented and experienced musicians who together have played such prestigious venues as BB Kings Blues Club in Times Square NYC, Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe PA, Indiana Live Casino near Indianapolis IN, Maryland Live Casino in Hanover MD, Tarara Winery in Leesburg VA, The New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands, Billy Joel's Car and Motorcycle Show in Oyster Bay Long Island and many, many more. The professionalism, consistency, and quality of musicianship will certainly exceed your expectations, as will the raw energy of their high powered live performance.
Contact the band today for booking at your venue or event. Human Wheels can assure that you and your patrons will have a (link hidden)' good time!
Human Wheels can and will perform anywhere, if we can drive, we can fly, we can be there. Distance is not a concern. Human Wheels will travel far beyond 120 miles from our home base.
For more information visit our website at (link hidden). There you can see many pictures of our past performances, hear audio cuts, see video, see our current schedule, band bio's and more.
Additional Booking Notes
Human Wheels will travel beyond the listed 120 miles to do a show. Compensation will have to adjusted accordingly. As an example, the band has done shows in Indiana, Virginia, Maryland and Central New York. So we are not bound to New Jersey only.
1. Human Wheels WILL provide a Stage Plan prior to the day of the performance.
2. Human Wheels WILL provide their own backline (instruments, amps, drums, keyboards). Unless if
the distance of travel requires the band to fly to the destination. In that event, a rider will be
3. Human Wheels WILL provide their own transportation to and from the venue. Unless if flight travel
is required. If that is the case, travel arrangements will have to be made at an additional cost.
4. Human Wheels WILL always use their own gear if possible, however in some cases, if available,
Human Wheels CAN use venue provided backline and would need the following if that were the
Bass guitar and amplifier
Two Fender Deluxe Guitar Amplifiers
Keyboards (may need two sends to mixing board)
Microphones and Mic Stands in some cases.
5. Human Wheels CAN supply sound for small venue/stage sound and in some cases Township
engagements if needed.
6. Human Wheels will need:
5 vocal mics with boom stands
At least 4 monitor mixes (can get by with less IF that's all we can get)
Line for Mandolin
Line for three acoustic guitars/amps
Monitoring for Keyboards and Drums
Direct for Bass
Lighting (if necessary)
7. Human Wheels does NOT supply it's own lighting.
8. Human Wheels does NOT supply concert stage sound
9. Private area or changing rooms (if available)
10. Water on Stage
Past Booked Events
|July 12, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Westampton Amphitheater|
|October 12, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Havana, New Hope, PA|
|September 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Rutgers Pre-Game Show, Piscataway, NJ|
|August 23, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concerts by the Lake, Piscataway, NJ|
|August 14, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Sunset Grill, Ocean City, MD|
|July 17, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Linden Amphitheater, Linden, NJ|
NOTE: Show length will determine song selection
Paper in fire
Key West Intermezzo (I saw you first)
Hand to hold
What if I came knocking
Teardrops will fall
I’m on my way
Ain’t even done the night
Check it out
I Need a Lover
Get a leg up
Love and Happiness
Minutes to Memories
Lonely old night
Jack and Diane
Hurts so good
R.O.C.K in the USA
Rooty Toot Toot
Between a Laugh and Tear
Under the Boardwalk
Your life is now
|Tim Kettler||Guitar, Mandolin, backing Vocals|
|Gladys Bryant||Backing Vocals, Guitar, Percussion|
|Ted Kettler||Lead Vocals, Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
John Cougar Mellencamp.
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