The Substitutes

  • $1000 - $3000
  • Styles: Rock Pop
  • Hometown: Melbourne

Short of a time warp, the closest you can get to experiencing the power and shock of ‘60s rock music is to see The Substitutes live in action. We are Melbourne's best '60s band bar none!




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 incredible vocals and superb guitar work of Dennis Millar (ex legendary ‘70s hard rock band Buster Brown), a rhythm section led by leading Melbourne rock drummer Peter Reed (ex New Dream, Gary Young, Phil Manning, Pantha, Lynne Randall, The Tremors, Johnny O’Keefe) supported by Paul Gadsby on bass (ex Paul Kelly & the Dots) plus the punk energy of Peter Summers on guitar and keys (ex 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.

[The careers of all band members are documented in the 5th Edition of the "Who's Who of Australian Rock"].

Setlist

  • Blackbird – The Beatles
  • You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
  • And I Love Her – The Beatles
  • Back in the USSR – The Beatles
  • Birthday – The Beatles
  • We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
  • Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles
  • Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  • Nowhere Man - The Beatles
  • Hold Me Tight – The Beatles
  • Day Tripper – The Beatles
  • I’ll Be Back - The Beatles
  • Lady Madonna – The Beatles
  • Things We Said Today – The Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
  • Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
  • Girl – The Beatles
  • You Can’t Do That – The Beatles
  • Money – The Beatles
  • You Really Got a Hold on Me – The Beatles
  • She’s a Woman – The Beatles
  • Drive My Car – The Beatles
  • It Won’t Be Long – The Beatles
  • Rosalyn – Pretty Things
  • Don’t Bring Me Down – Pretty Things
  • Baby Please Don’t Go – Them
  • Gloria – Them
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • Little Red Rooster – Rolling Stones
  • Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
  • Not Fade Away – Rolling Stones
  • Under My Thumb – Rolling Stones
  • As Tears Go By – Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Walkin’ the Dog – Rolling Stones
  • Carol – Rolling Stones
  • Route 66 – Rolling Stones
  • It’s All Over Now – Rolling Stones
  • Heart of Stone – Rolling Stones
  • Get off My Cloud – Rolling Stones
  • The Last Time – Rolling Stones
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together – Rolling Stones
  • Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
  • Bus Stop - The Hollies
  • Carrie Anne – The Hollies
  • Look Through Any Window – The Hollies
  • Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
  • Bits and Pieces – Dave Clark Five
  • Catch Us if You Can – Dave Clark Five
  • San Franciscan Nights – The Animals
  • Bring it on Home to Me – The Animals
  • It's My Life - The Animals
  • When I Was Young – The Animals
  • We Gotta Get Out of this Place – The Animals
  • Monterey – The Animals
  • Boom Boom – The Animals
  • Help Me Girl – The Animals
  • Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
  • Tin Soldier – Small Faces
  • Sha La La La Lee – Small Faces
  • Lazy Sunday Afternoon – Small Faces
  • Keep on Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • I’m a Man – Spencer Davis Group
  • Somebody Help Me – Spencer Davis Group
  • My Generation – The Who
  • Substitute - The Who
  • I’m a Boy – The Who
  • Pictures of Lily – The Who
  • See Me Feel Me/Pinball Wizard – The Who
  • Happy Jack – The Who
  • Hold Tight – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
  • Fire – Crazy World of Arthur Brown
  • Something in the Air – Thunderclap Newman
  • If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Manfred Mann
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  • Mighty Quinn – Manfred Mann
  • She's Not There - The Zombies
  • I'm A Man - The Yardbirds
  • Shapes of Things – The Yardbirds
  • Tobacco Road – Nashville Teens
  • Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
  • Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • All Day and All of the Night – The Kinks
  • Till the End of the Day – The Kinks
  • Tired of Waiting – The Kinks
  • Picture Book – The Kinks
  • Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  • Black Night – Deep Purple
  • Hold Me – PJ Proby
  • When You Walk in the Room – The Searchers
  • Instant Karma – John Lennon
  • Wild Thing – The Troggs
  • Take a Heart – The Sorrows
  • Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
  • Can’t Find My Way Back Home – Blind Faith
  • She’s So Fine – The Easybeats
  • I’ll Make You Happy – The Easybeats
  • Friday on My Mind – The Easybeats
  • Women – The Easybeats
  • Sorry – The Easybeats
  • Wedding Ring – The Easybeats
  • Needle in a Haystack – The Twilights
  • The Loved One – The Loved Ones
  • Everlovin’ Man – The Loved Ones
  • Sad Dark Eyes – The Loved Ones
  • Fortune Teller – The Throb
  • Little Boy Sad – MPD Ltd
  • Undecided – Masters Apprentices
  • Soothe Me – The Groove
  • Simon Says – The Groove
  • Something About You Baby – The Vibrants
  • Step Back – Johnny Young
  • Hang on Sloopy – The McCoys
  • Lies – The Knickerbockers
  • Light My Fire – The Doors
  • Chicago – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Woodstock – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Carry On – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
  • Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
  • The Times They Are a Changin’
  • All I Really Want to Do – The Byrds
  • Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
  • My Back Pages – The Byrds
  • For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  • Let’s Get Together – The Youngbloods
  • Going Up the Country – Canned Heat
  • On the Road Again – Canned Heat
  • Psychotic Reaction – Count Five
  • Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
  • Last Train to Clarkesville - The Monkees
  • Black Magic Woman – Santana
  • You Keep Me Hangin’ On – Vanilla Fudge
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
  • These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
  • Venus – Shocking Blue
  • Can I Get a Witness – Dusty Springfield
  • The Beat Goes On – Sonny & Cher
  • Creeque Alley – Mamas & Papas
  • I’ll Come Running Over - Lynne Randall

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