Past Tense

We are a Sydney based Retro Covers band playing some of the best music of the Retro era, when music was identifiable & the lyrics made sense. Growing up in Australia listening to these iconic songs helped shape the best years of our lives


I work for a TV production company and from a recommendation from a friend I booked Past Tense band for our end of year Christmas Party. I couldn’t have been happier with them. They played so many great hits and had such amazing energy on stage that the dance floor filled up fast and stayed full for the rest of the night. Pretty unusual to see a bunch of cool TV types going crazy on the dance floor all night so well done Past Tense !



Past Tense has an extensive songlist spanning the decades but the 80's are our thing so think 80's and beyond! We having been playing at pubs, clubs, parties etc all over Sydney for many years & always get a really good crowd & put on a VERY high energy, fun show that has people up dancing usually a few songs into the first set & then the dance floor is always full until the end of the night! We use crazy hats, blow up guitars, feather boas etc etc!!- or we can tone it down too - whatever you require!
Whenever we do a gig the venue & punters ALWAYS want us to come back & play again soon!! We have our own PA & provide posters for upcoming gigs if you need them.
Past Tense performs all the great hits & anthems with talented musicians: Anne Ker lead vocals/keyboard,
Sam Bounader lead guitar/vocals/keyboard,
Pablo Chico bass/ vocals, George Tassios drums/percussion.
Come & dance your socks off to our groovey tunes & Past Tense will give you a night out which you will remember LONG into the future!

Setlist

  • JOEY, Concrete Blond
  • ALL I WANNA DO, Heart
  • WHO KNEW, Pink
  • APRIL SUN IN CUBA, Dragon
  • ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH, Dragon
  • RAIN, Dragon
  • BREAK UP SONG, Greg Kihn Band
  • TURN ME LOOSE, Loverboy
  • HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT, Pat Benatar
  • ALL FIRED UP, Pat Benatar
  • I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU, The Tourists
  • WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU, The Romantics
  • SUMMER OF 69, Bryan Adams
  • I’M A BELIEVER, Smash Mouth
  • YOU MAY BE RIGHT, Billy Joel
  • I’D DIE TO BE WITH YOU, Jimmy Barnes
  • HIGHER & HIGHER, Jimmy Barnes
  • NO SECOND PRIZE, Jimmy Barnes
  • HOT BLOODED, Foreigner
  • URGENT, Foreigner
  • EYE OF THE TIGER, Survivor
  • ONE WORD, Baby Animals
  • ECHO BEACH, Martha & the Muffins
  • ALONE WITH YOU, Sunnyboys
  • I WANT THAT MAN, Deborah Harry
  • WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Eurythmics
  • BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU, Robert Palmer
  • WALKING ON SUNSHINE, Katrina & the Waves
  • YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG, ACDC
  • IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP (IF YOU WANNA ROCK & ROLL), ACDC
  • DON’T CHANGE, INXS
  • STICK TOGETHER, Bryan Ferry
  • MY SHARONA, The Knack
  • JESSIES GIRL, Rick Springfield
  • BOYS IN TOWN, Divinyls
  • KIDS IN AMERICA, Kim Wilde
  • HEY MICKEY, Toni Basil
  • NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS, Tina Turner
  • RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH, Tina Turner
  • SIMPLY THE BEST, Tina Turner
  • WATERLOO, ABBA
  • LIVING ON A PRAYER, Bon Jovi
  • AM I EVER GONNA SEE YOUR FACE AGAIN, The Angels
  • NO SECRETS, The Angels
  • NEW YEARS DAY, U2
  • BRING ME SOME WATER, Melissa Etheridge
  • SURE KNOW SOMETHING, Kiss
  • HOT STUFF, Donna Summer
  • WHITE WEDDING, Billy Idol
  • HOLD THE LINE, Toto
  • FOX ON THE RUN, Sweet
  • FORTUNATE SON, Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • REAL WILD CHILD, Everlife
  • WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND, Loverboy
  • I LOVE ROCK & ROLL, Joan Jett
  • I'M A BELIEVER, Smash Mouth
  • JUMP, Van Halen
  • GO YOUR OWN WAY, Fleetwood Mac
  • BURNING LOVE, Elvis Presley
  • BRASS IN POCKET, Pretenders
  • ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT, Kiss
  • FUNKY TOWN, Pseudo Echo
  • TAKE ON ME, Aha
  • YESTERDAY'S HERO, John Paul Young
  • LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU, Billy Ocean
  • MY BABY, Cold Chisel
  • VIDEO KILLS THE RADIO STAR, Buggles
  • BOW RIVER, Cold Chisel
  • CALL ME, Blondie
  • DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE, Hunters & Collectors
  • WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, Led Zeppelin
  • ROCK AND ROLL, Led Zeppelin
  • SHADOWBOXER, The Angels
  • TAKE A LONG LINE, The Angels
  • COMIN' HOME, The Radiators
  • TURNING JAPANESE, The Vapors
  • GOOD TIMES, Jimmy Barnes & INXS
  • TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP, The Romantics
  • SWEET CHILD OF MINE, Guns and Roses

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I work for a TV production company and from a recommendation from a friend I booked Past Tense band for our end of year Christmas Party. I couldn’t have been happier with them. They played so many great hits and had such amazing energy on stage that the dance floor filled up fast and stayed full for the rest of the night. Pretty unusual to see a bunch of cool TV types going crazy on the dance floor all night so well done Past Tense !
Julia
10/08/2018
We went to see Past Tense play at our local Pub, Berowra Tavern and the night went off! There was no room on the dance floor but we squeezed in and didn’t get off it until the end of the night. I loved all the old hits and memories and the musicians all sounded so good. Whenever Past Tense play at the Tavern now we grab a bunch of friends and head on up as we know it will be a really great night
Kate
10/08/2018

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