Human Wheels - Playing The Hits Of John Mellencamp

Human Wheels - Playing The Hits Of John Mellencamp

 Cranford, New Jersey, USA

Playing the Classic Hits of John "Cougar" Mellencamp


Established in early 2001, Human Wheels has become the best Mellencamp Tribute band in the country.  This 6-piece group features Ted Kettler on lead vocals and guitar; Tim Kettler on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Joel Caplan on bass and vocals; Gladys Bryant on vocals, guitar and percussion; Dennis Nanton on keyboards and vocals; and Dan Donovan on drums and percussion.  Human Wheels proudly brings a high quality of musicianship to the stage.  Whether it’s a one hour showcase or a three hour concert, they are known to always deliver an exceptionally powerful performance.

Human Wheels performs more Mellencamp in one night than Mellencamp himself!  Check them out and enjoy classics like Pink Houses, Authority Song, Cherry Bomb, Small Town, Rain on the Scarecrow, Jack and Diane, Hurt So Good, I Need a Lover, Paper in Fire, Lonely Ol’ Night, R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. and much, much more.


Go to to hear audio and see video of our performances, most notably, our recent appearance to a sold out show at B.B. Kings in New York.

Set List

Concert length will vary from as little as 60 minutes to as long as 135 minutes.  Our typical concert will include the following songs but not in the following order.

Hurts so goodPink Houses
Small Town
Authority Song
Paper in Fire
Wild Nights
Minutes to Memories
Rain on the ScarecrowPlay GuitarLonely Old Night
Crumblin Down
ROCK in the USA
What if I came Knockin
Get a leg up
Human Wheels
Peaceful World
Ain't even done with the night
Your live is now
Love and Happiness
Key West Intermezzo (I saw you first)
I need a lover
Jack and Diane
Hotdogs and Hamburgers
Hand to hold
I'm on my way (I'm not running anymore)
Check it out
Cherry Bomb
Rooty Toot Toot
Under the Boardwalk
Weakest Moments
Between a laugh and a tear