A chance meeting at a Sofar Sounds concert in 2020 brought 5 piece indie folk band, The Mentalist Collective, and upcoming Americana folk duo, Tall Folk, together. Friendship and mutual respect followed and after some plotting and scheming during the Whare Flat Folk Festival the 2 groups, along with Jo Little (Little Smith Band), hatched a plan to work together in the future.
A busy few months followed as the groups focused on writing and arranging new material and recording. With an E.P. under each groups' respective belt they now approach the time for a follow up: The Mentalist Collective with a new single and E.P., and Tall Folk with a full album, all due for release at the end of the year.
As the groups approach their concert at the much loved Port Chalmers Town Hall, they bring the Folk Club members a special selection of songs, and the stories behind the songs, in stripped back sets of acoustic solo performances from Brendan Christie, Danie Erickson, Robert Milne and Lara Robertson.