The Forgiving were a Palmerston North pop acoustic duo consisting of twin brothers Paul and Gary Hunt. They released one single in 1971 with the addition of Grant Bridger called "Shadow People"/"School House" before producing an album by themselves in 1972 called "Mouse In A Teapot".
That wasn't the end of the brothers, they formed another group in June 1975 called the Stroll Band in Palmerston North. Additional members of this group were Brian Brighting on guitar, and Phillip Scott on keyboards. By 1977, Kevin Thomas had replaced Paul on drums. This group was predominately a pub band.
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