Nikki and the Human Element is an exciting original indie/rock band, starting a revolution for music, fun, community and wide world change. Never in history has a band covered such an interesting and diverse set of messages and musical styles. Our original, provocative and catchy rock/pop songs cover many real-life themes including medicine, motherhood, marriage, menopause and social change.
We pack our local club every other month, usually starting BEFORE 9 pm: Our fans will be home to relieve their babysitters and get a good nights' sleep or be ready to go out and party all night long. We do a fundraiser at each gig and have collected over 4,000 pairs of socks for the homeless thwarting numerous cases of frost-bite from my homeless clients. Our recently released album, Elemental is an eclectic collection of musical styles and themes. The band has been likened to Heart, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin
Nikki Neretin, MD (lead singer, guitarist and creator) is the Director of Homeless Services for the Institute for Family Health a large not for profit in NYC. A professional singer, she works as a doctor because of her love of people and to pay the bills.
Nikki has fronted numerous bands including the popular Pretenders tribute band "Nikki and the Tatooed Love Boys" and her previous original rock band "Dysorderlies"
Her work with street homeless clients for the last 20 years has helped to create the meaningful backdrop of this influential and important music. Nikki uses her vast experiences with medicine, music, motherhood and marriage, with commitment to social activism towards a compassionate and sustainable world. She can talk on many subjects including fronting bands, nutrition and medicine, parenthood, music, aging women rockers, veganism, animal liberation, sustainability, and many more. She has done numerous radio and blog interviews Nikki is available for all interviews and for radio airplay.