The Humanitarians
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The Humanitarians

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The Humanitarians @ St James

Bath, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Bath, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

The Humanitarians @ Dolphin

Torquay, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Torquay, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

The Humanitarians @ The Dolphin,Torquay

Torquay,Devon, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Torquay,Devon, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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Alternative folk rock band The Humanitarians have experienced several setbacks over the years in managing to deliver debut album. Managed by Chris & Ste from Torquay based music business Movementinsound. Chris says " John was involved in a very serious car accident a few years back, but fortunately focused on his music as his theapy and defied odds by continuing to perform several times while recovering. Thankfully everyone is together now and slowly John is getting stronger all the time." On Saturday 26th of August The Humanitarians are hosting and playing in the Rock Club in aid of UNICEF. - Herald Express

A Charity night in aid of Cystic Fibtrosis Trust & Express Heart appeal held in Pavilion in Torquay. A live music event drew crowds of over 200 who all chipped in for charity. - Herald Express

Torquay music company held a evening on Thursday highlighting talents of singer / songwriter John Mathew of The Humanitarains who has a very promising future. DJ support from Karmatic Soul playing chilled beats. The evening will be fortnighly with Humanitarians appearing monthly. - South West England

Local band The Humanitarians are creating a stir on the live music scene.
The Humanitarians are a five piece original band taking influence and inspiration from numerous genres. They have been playing, recording and gigging for sevearl years. Making for a exciting tight live set.
There debut album in due late 2008. - Herald Express

Chris & Ste have been nurturing a very exciting live band called The Humanitarians. This profect is very different, made up of five musicians, skillfully fusing together influences from folk, blues, roc & indie to bring a truly original sound. The Humanitarians are creating a buzz and are performing for free in June to raise money for the Bobby Wright Apeal. Playing three gigs around the south west. - Kiks Mag

The Humanitarians performed at Torquay Town Hall yesterday in aid of Oxjam, bringing there commerical sounding soulfull pop to a captivated crowd. - South West Publishers


The Humanitarians debut album "Born" in words.

1.To The Top.....An energetic "folk rock blast"from the thunderous opening drums and squelching analog synth,a song about the adrenalin of a great night out.
2.Second Sight...A song about visualising the future in a positive way,with sleazy stones'ey guitar, hooky vocals and deep bass from Geoff.

3.Hard time to be free...A funky number with twisted lyrics reflecting the big brother state, organised religion, putting big business before human welfare, a political song with power and punch

4.Here and Now...This song is schizhophrenic, complex madness with a chilled trip hop intro spinning into powererful rock/dance with a spanish influence Pink Floyd meets Tricky in a dark alley with the Foo Fighters.

5.Thought you were gone...This has a heavy irish influence with sparkly acoustic guitars and mandolin.Quite light lyrics remanant af early Beatles, about breaking up with someone but not being able to get them out of your head.

6.Bleed...Incredibly Deep and Heavy,exiting dynamics and dark lyrics....Radioheadesque

7.Synchronize...A Beautiful Ballad,perfect sunday morning song,melts the senses.

8.One Day at a time...An Acoustic delight, laid back lou reedish talked lryrics into a soaring chorus all about taking a step back from the pace of modern life into the moment and realizing thats all that matters.

9.End of the world on tv....An uptempo Rocker with Clash style guitars. A Rant at "THE MAN" and warmongers everywhere , also a dig at consumerism along the way. Political ...YES.

10.Rainbow vision...The same sentiment as "Imagine" by John Lennon, a big build up ,epic, sing along anthem for peace and love in the 21st century.

11.Clouds...Acoustic ballad influenced by Beth Orton and John Martyn about a mans cynical views getting in the way of his partners love.

The Humanitarians LIVE Seven track mini album. Track listing 1. Untie my Tongue, 2. Bye Bye Johnny, 3. Dead lucky, 4.Bleed, 5. Here and Now, 6. Second sight. 7. To The Top.......The Humanitarians full STUDIO album is due for independant release early 2009.....



The Humanitarians are concerned with the study of mankind and Human affairs and the reduction of suffering....However we are just a rock n roll band here to entertain you not to preach to you....
The Humanitarians are a 4 piece alternative rock/folk band, taking inspiration from numerous genres, infuences including David Bowie, Beck, Bob Dylan, Super Furry Animals, Beth Orton, The Verve, The Clash.....Roots music, Blues and soul reggae and folk.
We respect and admire true artists who go there own way with spirit and soul.
Led by singer/songwriter,guitarist John Mathew with friends including Matt Woffindale on lead guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals, Geoff Dali on Bass Guitar and Dave Penna on drums and percussion. Also guesting on studio tracks Beth phillips on piano.
All songs are written and played from the heart including intelligent lyrics people can relate to, clever arrangements and solid grooves, jiggy but chilled.
Delivering an energetic, captivating performance they are a MUST SEE live band whose songs take the listener on an emotional journey combining hard edged rock and roll and soulful acoustic tracks.

The Humanitarians have been playing, recording and gigging together for several years. Towards the end of 2007 The Humanitarians recorded three tracks at Chapel Studios with producer Nigel Stonier [Thea Gilmore, Martha Wainwright, Fairport Convention] and have recorded a further nine songs at The Mill [Malcolm Tofts studio] which completes debut album. Five more tracks are in the process of being mixed and mastering to be done shortly. The album is due for independant release sometime in 2009. The Humanitarians have a distinctive yet evolving sound that they manage to make their own with quality songs and musicianship to stand the test of time. The Humanitarians are actively seeking booking for 2009.