Human Instinct
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Where do you start with the Human Instinct?
The band was born in the late ‘60s and bred in the glory days of underground rock.

Their current show still features the sensational Maurice Greer standing behind his modified stand-up drum kit, flailing his arms and belting out vocals. It’s grandiose rock at its finest.

The Human Instinct's brand of high-powered Rock is a testimony to the band's pedigree, diversity and professionalism revealing a raw energy and creativity which captivates the audience in a spectactular way.

They have toured the world, playing to capacity crowds in Australia, Singapore, Britain and Tahiti. Members have played with the Rolling Stones and in Britain in the 1960s Human Instinct were support act for the Jeff Beck Band, Small Faces, Moody Blues, Roy Orbison, Spencer Davis Group and Cat Stevens.

Acknowledged globally as a unique influence on rock there have been world wide re-issues of their recordings of singles and albums.


* The Human Instinct is one of NZs longest lasting bands and among the first to foot it alongside the giants of the British Rock scene in the mid 60s.

* The Human Instinct was second billing on the ROLLING STONES 1966 NZ Tour.

* While the Human Instinct was in England (1966-1969) they performed at the Tiles Club, The Marquee and Hugh Heffners Playboy Club. They also toured as support band for:

Small Faces, Cat Stevens, The Moody Blues, Roy Orbison, Jeff Beck Band, Spooky Tooth, The Troggs, Spencer Davis Group

* In England the Human Instinct recorded 10 singles on the Deram/Decca Label some of which were produced by Mike Hurst.

* The Human Instinct have toured New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, England, Scotland, Wales and Tahiti.

* The Human Instinct has released 6 Albums and 24 singles.

* The Human Instinct albums were re-issued on CD and LP worldwide in 1998 AND 2002.

* The Human Instinct also appears on Great British Psychedelic Trip Vol 1 and Vol 2 and various other compilations.

*Human Instinct's song "Black Sally" appears on the Neil Finn Rain Movie Soundtrack.

* Original Human Instinct albums are much sought after and fetch one of the highest prices for collectible albums on the international market.

* On the chart for Top British Psychedelia Artists the Human Instinct appear at No. 29 and on the Top Psychedelic Rock Artists the Human Instinct appear at No. 18 (Pink Floyd are No. 1 and Rolling Stones appear at No. 19!).

* On the NZs All Time Top 100 Albums chart the Human Instinct appear at No 14 with Burning Up Years and No. 44 with Stoned Guitar.

* The Human Instinct resurfaced in 2002 for live performances.

* The Human Instinct perform at Pentaport Rock Festival in Korea.

* The Human Instinct perform at special and corporate events.

* The Human Instinct are currently working on co-ordinating a tour to coincide with the release of a new Human Instinct album.

  • Members:
    Maurice Greer, Phil Pritchard, Joel Haines, Tony Baird
  • Sounds Like:
    With shades of Pink Floyd and hints of Jimi Hendrix, this NZ band fuses the elements of Psychedelic Rock with the soul and feel of Blues Rock defining a rock sound unique to the Human Instinct.
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    01/15/21 10:25:05

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