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The Substitutes

  • Corporate Entertainment in Melbourne, VIC

  • Travels up to 50 km
  • From $1,000 to $1,500
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Melbourne's best '60s tribute band covering an extraordinary variety of British, US and Australian rock music from the period 1963-1970. Always played 'exactly like the record' but with the appropriate iconoclastic '60s spirit.

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"Short of a time warp, the closest you can get to experiencing the power, shock and sheer originality of ‘60s rock music is to see The Substitutes live in action”.

The Substitutes have been around for nearly ten years recreating that ‘60s excitement and rawness that often gets lost with cover bands. Listen to a Dave Davies guitar solo or a Keith Moon drum roll and know that the ‘60s were about experimentation and risk taking, not just good pop melodies.

With the authentic vocals and astonishing guitar work of Neil Scott (ex British ‘70s rock band Chalice), a rhythm section comprising legendary musical director and bassist Peter Robinson (ex The Strangers and ‘80s on the Edge) and leading Melbourne rock drummer Peter Reed (ex New Dream, Gary Young, Phil Manning, Pantha, Lynne Randall, The Tremors, Johnny O’Keefe), plus the punk energy of Peter Summers on guitar and keys (ex Riverina Playboys, Strange Idols), The Substitutes faithfully produce the sounds of the ‘60s, just like the record, but with real spirit, dry humour and a passion that you will remember.

N.B. The careers of all the members of the 'The Substitutes' are documented in the Fifth Edition of 'Who's Who of Australian Rock' published in 2002 by The Five Mile Press.

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Stage: 9m x 5m preferred.
We need 2 hours to set up and perform a sound check before the gig and 1 hour to pack up and load after the gig.


Do it Again-Beach Boys
Poison Ivy-Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs
Paranoid -Black Sabbath
For What It's Worth -Buffalo Springfield
Going Up the Country -Canned Heat
Psychotic Reaction -Count Five
White Room -Cream
Proud Mary-Creedence Clearwater Revival
Chicago-CSNY
Helplessly Hoping-CSNY
Find the Cost of Freedom-CSNY
Ohio -CSNY
I Hear You Knocking-Dave Edmunds
Bits and Pieces -Dave Clark Five
Catch Us if You Can -Dave Clark Five
Glad All Over -Dave Clark Five
Hold Tight -Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick, & Tich
Black Night -Deep Purple
Oh Well (Part 1)-Fleetwood Mac
Natural Born Woman-Humble Pie
Judy in Disguise-John Fred & his Playboys
Lies -The Knickerbockers
Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind-Lovin’ Spoonful
Summer in the City -Lovin' Spoonful
Do Wah Diddy Diddy-Manfred Mann
If You Gotta Go, Go Now -Manfred Mann
Go Now -Moody Blues
Little Boy Sad-MPD Ltd
Tobacco Road -Nashville Teens
Cinnamon Girl -Neil Young
Long May You Run -Neil Young
Rosalyn -Pretty Things
Brown Sugar-Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk Women-Rolling Stones
It's All Over Now -Rolling Stones
Jumpin’ Jack Flash-Rolling Stones
Out of Time-Rolling Stones
Paint It Black -Rolling Stones
Mother’s Little Helper-Rolling Stones
Satisfaction -Rolling Stones
The Last Time -Rolling Stones
Itchycoo Park-Small Faces
Lazy Sunday Afternoon-Small Faces
Sha La La La Lee-Small Faces
Tin Soldier-Small Faces
Keep on Runnin’-Spencer Davis Group
Magic Carpet Ride-Steppenwolf
When I Was Young-The Animals
We Gotta Get Out of this Place-The Animals
Back in the USSR-The Beatles
Birthday-The Beatles
Eight Days a Week-The Beatles
Girl-The Beatles
Hard Day’s Night-The Beatles
Hold Me Tight -The Beatles
I Feel Fine-The Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There-The Beatles
I’ll Be Back Again-The Beatles
I’m Down-The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand-The Beatles
I've Just Seen a Face -The Beatles
Lady Madonna-The Beatles
Norwegian Wood-The Beatles
Nowhere Man-The Beatles
Revolution-The Beatles
She Loves You-The Beatles
Something-The Beatles
Tax Man-The Beatles
Things We Said Today-The Beatles
We Can Work it Out-The Beatles
While My Guitar -The Beatles
You Can’t Do That-The Beatles
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away -The Beatles
Money-The Beatles
All I Really Want to Do -The Byrds
Mr Tambourine Man -The Byrds
I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better-The Byrds
So You Want to be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star -The Byrds
The Times Are a-Changing -The Byrds
Turn Turn Turn -The Byrds
Wheels on Fire -The Byrds
Love Her Madly -The Doors
Light My Fire-The Doors
Good Times-The Easybeats
I’ll Make You Happy-The Easybeats
She’s So Fine -The Easybeats
Sorry -The Easybeats
St Louis -The Easybeats
Women -The Easybeats
Wedding Ring-The Easybeats
Woman You’re Breakin’ Me-The Groop
Race with the Devil -The Gun
Too Young to Be Married-The Hollies
I’m Alive -The Hollies
Jennifer Eccles-The Hollies
Carrie Anne-The Hollies
Bus Stop-The Hollies
Look Through Any Window -The Hollies
A Well Respected Man -The Kinks
All Day & All Night-The Kinks
Apeman -The Kinks
Days -The Kinks
Dedicated Follower of Fashion -The Kinks
Lola -The Kinks
Picture Book-The Kinks
Sunny Afternoon-The Kinks
Till the End of the Day-The Kinks
Tired of Waiting -The Kinks
Waterloo Sunset-The Kinks
You Really Got Me-The Kinks
Hang on Sloopy -The McCoys
Last Train to Clarksville-The Monkees
Blackberry Way-The Move
When You Walk in the Room -The Searchers
Take a Heart -The Sorrows
Happy Together-The Turtles
Wild Thing -The Troggs
Needle in a Haystack -The Twilights
You Got Soul-The Twilights
You Keep Me Hanging On-Vanilla Fudge
Behind Blue Eyes-The Who
Underture-The Who
Happy Jack-The Who
I Can See for Miles-The Who
I Can't Explain-The Who
I'm a Boy-The Who
My Generation -The Who
Pictures of Lily-The Who
Pinball Wizard-The Who
Summertime Blues-The Who
Substitute-The Who
The Kids are Alright-The Who
You Better You Bet-The Who
For Your Love -The Yardbirds
I’m A Man -The Yardbirds
Over Under Sideways Down-The Yardbirds
Shapes of Things-The Yardbirds
Let's Get Together -The Youngbloods
She’s Not There -The Zombies
Gloria-Them
Good Lovin' -Young Rascals


We will require separate room motel accommodation x 4 if asked to play 2 or more hours awayfrom inner Melbourne, plus an evening meal (or ample finger food) and drink.
We can perform MC functions at weddings and parties if required.
We can provide endless appropriate quietish '60s background music between sets if required.


Not applicable.