All Mankind

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All Mankind
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Indie Rock, Rock
Years active 2007-present
  • Richard Beeston (vocals, rhythm guitar & keyboard)
  • David Beeston (drums)
  • Daniel Mayes AKA Dorny (guitar)
  • Gavin Perkins (bass)

All Mankind are an Australian rock/indie rock band from Eastwood in Sydney, Australia. The group consists of Richard Beeston (vocals, rhythm guitar & keyboard), David Beeston (drums), Daniel Mayes AKA Dorny (guitar) and Gavin Perkins (bass) [1]


The band originally formed with Richard and Dave Beeston and Perkins who used to perform as an acoustic act called the Richard Beeston Band, where they mostly played their own music for high schools and university groups. In 2008 Dorny joined the band as they were looking for a bigger rock-orientated sound.[2] All Mankind took their name from the lyric from Pearl Jam’s song, “Mankind”, sung by Stone Gossard, in the album No Code.

All Mankind's sound has been compared to the sound-scapes of bands such as U2, Coldplay, Muse, Keane, Snow Patrol, The Killers and fellow Australian rock band Powderfinger.

Early career[edit]

In 2008 All Mankind went into the studio to record their first album ‘Puzzles’ with David Nicholas and Peter Mayes. It was released in May 2008.[3] They later released a digital EP of the same name. The resulting EP was supported by Indie 103.1 FM LA, WRXP New York, Motor FM Germany, KNRK- FM Portland and ABC Australia. The album included songs that are now part of All Mankind's repertoire, "I've Been Looking For This" and "Can You Hear Me".

All Mankind's single "Break The Spell" has received hundreds of spins on radio worldwide including Absolute Radio (UK), ABC Radio (Australia), MotorFM (Germany), KNRK Portland,, KCMP Minneapolis, WXPN Philadelphia as well as, other stations in Canada, France, Indonesia, Greece, Indonesia, Berlin, Portugal and more.[4]

Music in Other Sources[edit]

All Mankind’s tracks have recently been used throughout prime time US TV shows and advertising campaigns. The song "Open Your Eyes" was chosen to promote the ABC series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. This promotional campaign was aired during network television during the 2010 Oscars ceremony.

The debut single "Break The Spell" is featured in the EA Sports video game FIFA 12, released 27 September 2011,[5] as well as in the Gossip Girl episode "The End of the Affair".

The track “Hollywood Tonight” has been featured numerous times in the MTV show The Hills.[6] “I’ve Been Looking For This” and “Open your Eyes” were both used on ESPN’s coverage of the Australian Tennis Open in 2010.

The single “Can You Hear Me” was featured in the Australian drama series Winners & Losers.

Australian online radio station Triple J Unearthed have added two of All Mankind's songs, "Simple Desire" from the album of the same name and "Losing Myself", to their list.[7]


Year Album Notes
2008 Puzzles
2011 Simple Desire The album was produced and mixed by Mike Crossey, (Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, The Kooks) at The Motor Museum studios in Liverpool, England. The album was mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24_96 Mastering in Germany.
2013 AMK Limited edition EP only available at their live shows.[8]
Year Title Album Notes
2011 Break the Spell Simple Desire Featured on FIFA 12[9]
2011 Can You Hear Me? Simple Desire
2013 Losing Myself AMK[8]


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