are genuinely the best 60's band in Melbourne!
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had the pleasure of having �The Substitutes� play at our
Melbourne office Christmas function this year and what a great
gig it was! The event
was enjoyed by all that attended, �The Substitutes� played
three sets that party goers danced to the entire time. We
would indeed use �The Substitutes� again for another
function and would recommend them to anyone looking for a
great band that plays great music." email
from Jolene Dawson, 18/12/2014,
PA to the EGM, EBM Insurance Brokers.
Peter, Thank you very much for your efforts last Saturday
night. We had a great time thanks to the band. I'd
appreciate it if you could pass on my thanks to Pete, Robbo
and Neil. It was a great performance. Hope you guys have
a great Christmas and a Happy New Year." email
from Ron Sinha, 9/12/2014.
"Thank you and your band. You were terrific and we thoroughly enjoyed the night. Thank you so much from Anna, Michael and our son Jack" email from
Anna & Michael 28/7/2014.
"Dear Pete, Dennis, Peter and
Paul, we wish to thank you for your generous donation of time
and the help you have provided to the 2012 Karingal Big Night
Out and we look forward to a continued relationship with you
in the future. All reports have said how much you were loved!
The Big Night Out was held on November 23 and was a great
success. We had 585 people attend. The evening was very
enjoyable and we sincerely thank you for your assistance. Warm
regards, Farryn Soldani, Events
& Projects Co-ordinator, Baclinks",
letter received 14/12/12.
""Hi Peter, Just a short email to say thanks for the great evening on Dec 1. Everybody loved it!! Regards,
email from Marelle & Jos"
"Hi Ella, The
Substitutes were Fantastic. Great selection of songs and well
performed. We have only had very positive responses from the
people who attended our Flood Relief Thank You Concert at the
Rex Cinema. I would recommend the band to anyone looking for a
first class 60�s tribute band. Best Regards, Phil
Stafford, Special Projects Coordinator, Charlton
", cc'ed email to Ella at
the Bandshop, 11/11/2012.
Guys - thank you for a most memorable; entertaining and fun
filled show in many years. I know it was your first trip to
- but can assure you it will not be your last. Your spread of
fantastic music from one of the golden era's of music bought
back so many great memories - all from a range of
international artists across the UK, Australia and the US. It
makes you realise just how important it was - at the time - in
developing the Australian music scene to what it is today. You
presentations by each member of the group demonstrated that
you are all talented and have an equal contribution to the
show - e.g. (the multi guitarist) - Small Faces - "It's
All to Beautiful" and Youngbloods - "Let's Get
Together"; (bass guitar) - Beach Boys - Brain Wilson
lives on; (Keyboards & guitar) - Mick Jagger - 'eat your
heart out and (Drummer) - classic in every song - Sandi Nelson
at his best. Keep up the great work - look forward to seeing
in 2012. Will watch your website and even make the trip to the
north, northern suburb of Geelong called - Melbourne - to
enjoy your shows, as I would have no doubt your repertoire
would be very extensive. Could talk for a lot longer - but
from ALL your new found fans in
- keep in touch - have a great Festive break - always remember
- "Don't die with the music in you". Kind
regards and thanks again for a great night - RAWLO. (
from Graham Rawlins 10/12/2011.
Great to see you guys again. It's a very different show now
with Nigel hitting those high notes...we love it!" email
from John Lysaght 12/12/10.
"Hi, just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your DVD . My son Sam filmed it with his mate Michael . I knew all the songs you did! Hope to catch a show one day. Regards Brendan" email from Brendan Mitchell 11/12/10
"Hi guys, I
haven't e-mailed you before but I've just gotta say - Another
excellent gig !!! I was the tall doofus going 'sha-a-ake
it, baby' during your fantastic version of John Lee Hooker /
the Animals' "Boom Boom". Great to hear you do Cathy
Come Home .. Funny to think it was inspired by Ken Loach's
film with the late lamented Carol White. I love that you're
into the Small Faces. Thanks for hearing my comments about
"If You Think You're Groovy" next time you want to
try out a girl singer (P P Arnold/Small Faces). Thanks again
for another top night! David" email
from David Mann 21/06/10.
Peter, I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday night.
thoroughly enjoyed your music and had a great time
dancing and singing along. You and the guys lived up to all
expectations of a very professional unit. Having a live
band created such a vibrant atmosphere compared with a
juke box or CD's. We hope to see you all again around the
traps sometime in the future. Kind Regards" email
from Debra McCowatt 15/02/2010.
"Hello Peter. Everything worked out just fine on NYE with our tickets - such a well organised night. Just wanted to say that we had a simply wonderful night and one we'll remember for a long time - it was just the best! Many thanks"
email from Gillian Olesky 5/1/10.
"Gig Guide is happy to report that The Substitutes, one of his favourite local acts, will be seeing in 2010 with a bang at Khyats Hotel in Brighton together with their brorthers-in-arms Mid Life Crisis and a sepcial guest appearance by the one and only Swanee. For those of you who don't know, The Substitutes specialise in the music of the '60s including the songs that other bands don't dare touch. More than another cover's act, The Substitutes have genuine pedigree and perform with authenticity and conviction that simply cannot be
Frederick, The Age EG, 24/12/09.
I think I'm becoming a
Substitutes stalker. I think I've seen you 4 weeks in
a row and have become a big fan. Wow, you guys are really
fantastic. The other night at Williamstown you played one of
my top 5. I was in heaven. "Let's Get Together".
You did it so well. I don't even remember which of you sang it
as I was off with the fairies on the dance floor. I just
wanted to thank you for adding some joy to my life.
reason we've been coming every week lately is because we've
just discovered you and we know you'll be having a big break
over the hols so we're making hay while the sun shines", email
from Jenny Goldsmith, 2/12/09
�Hi, we went to the Williamstown RSL on Saturday night and thought
you guys were fabulous. We
danced all night and can�t wait to see you again. Will bring
more of our friends next time. Thanks again for a great
night� email from Carmel Coyne
had a look at your rendition of Something in the Air
presumably played in Em, guitar work originally played by a 16
year old Jimmy McCullough who went on to play with Wings at 19
and overdosed in his early 20�s.
BTW Brilliant rendition and keyboards superb", email
from Hugh Corr, 21/10/09
"Hi Peter, Thanks once again for a fantastic performance on Sunday afternoon. Our guests have been raving about you. We will organise a group to go to Carnegie Hall"
email from Kerrie Stevens 18/8/09.
"Great gig guys [Nighthawk Blues
23/5/09]. Coxy is now a fan and you never get him out to see
the local talent anymore" myspace
comment from Matt O'Brien, 26/5/09.
Peter, Just received the DVD. You�ve got a new fan in
France/Europe/World� Please say hello to Joey and Lulu! Many
from Guy Sassolas, 23/5/09.
I was at Nighthawk in Mentone last night.....had a
ball..and the fact that I have virtually no voice today is an
indication of how loud I was singing...I even had a few
dances...that hasn't happened in a long long time.
Will definitely be back to see you guys again�, email
from John Lysaght, 5/4/09
Peter, fabulous w/e of music, conversation and exercise, good
for the mind, body and spirit. I was compelled to write about
[the gig at] ''The Sandbelt'', your sound made the venue come
alive, and the stage set up looked great, the crowd had quite
a few regulars so all was well. Thanks so much for all your
work, dedication and passion for the music, we are very
fortunate to have you bringing so much joy to so many
people�s lives. Sincere Thanks" email
from Anne Houlihan, 23/3/2009.
Guys, saw you blokes at the Maroondah Club at
on Saturday night and thought you were fantastic. Have spoken
to a few people including one of the bar staff and we�ll see
you again.� email
from Dave Myors 16/03/09
"One of Gig Guide's favourite
local bands is back for 2009. Now those who know the writer
socially will know that he doesn't normally suffer cover bands
gladly, but a welcome exception is made with The Substitutes.
Dedicated to playing only the best music of the 1960's, these
guys break out the lesser known but well remembered hits by
bands such as the Count Five and the Crazy World of Arthur
Brown as well as the usual suspects that are guaranteed to get
the dance floor moving. Besides their repertoire The
Substitutes were actually there � featuring former members
of groups such as Buster Brown, The Strangers and The Dream.
The band plays with the authenticity that comes from
experience." from Matthew
Frederick, editor of The Age EG Gig Guide, 30/1/2009.
P's 1, 2 and 3 and Dennis, What can I say, but - thanks a
million for your MAJOR contribution in helping our 60th
party go off with an absolute blast last Saturday night!! It
was great to see even the least likely of Ian's
mates loosen up, smile and bop till they dropped to your
fantastic music and vocals. We set out to have an
upbeat event that people would really enjoy and
remember � and from feedback on the night and since
Saturday, mission completed! Thanks also to all of you, and
your roadie, for not only fitting us in before you were
officially back on the road after the holidays, but for being
accommodating and cheerful when you found you'd need to adjust
your performance and gear to suit a more compact space
than usual. A-1 unique and professional job, guys! Very
best regards and looking forward to seeing you in action again
soon.� email from June Leijon
had the privilege of seeing the band do a gig at a birthday
function last night (21 Nov 2008). I consider
myself to be "60's tragic" and I simply could
not take the smile off my face from the moment I entered
the function to the moment I departed, still singing
songs that the band played in the taxi on the way home.
The Substitutes are simply the best 60's cover band I have
ever seen. No gimmicks, just outstanding interpretation
and delivery of those classic songs I grew up with.
Guy's you are simply fantastic. If ever you have
the opportunity to see and hear this band live, do so.
Like me, I am sure you will be in awe of them. In
particular, their versions of the classic Burdon hit "San
Franciscan Nights" and The Youngbloods hit "Get
Together" were faultless. The only down side
is that I knew virtually every word to every song, now
that really does confirm I am a "60"s tragic".
Cheers Geoff Alway" email
from Geoff Alway 22/11/2008.
Pete great show last night and thanks for making it a rockin
groovy happening Man!", email
Davidson, General Manager
of radio station 2AY, Albury, 25/10/08
"Hi Peter, just wanted to thank
The Substitutes for a fantastic night on Saturday.
Everyone commented on the great music and how much fun
they'd had. It was great to see the 'young ones' joining in
and Dale was very impressed with your skills! I had a
wonderful night and really enjoyed the music. Please pass on
my thanks to the other Peters and Dennis. Kind Regards, Pam",
email from Pam Ross 6/10/2008 in
regard to a combined 50th and 21st birthday party.
there Peter, thanks so much to you and The Substitutes for
such a fantastic night at the Bentleigh Club on September 20.
My friends and I all had a ball, everyone really enjoyed your
music. It was such a great way to celebrate my 40th and
I will treasure my wonderful memories of the night
forever!! If you have a mailing list I would love you to add
my email address!! Looking forward to seeing lots more
of you all in the future. Cheers!!"
email from Dianne Woodhouse 29/09/2008.
we saw you at the Mentone again last Sunday. Grouse show,
smokin' again as expected. Will be looking forward to catching
you next time in our area� Regards, Tony" email
from Tony Stone, 9/9/2008.
"Williamstown, Mentone, Elwood -
You guys are great. I'll keep coming back for more as long as
the music keeps going. Your version of P.J.Proby's "Hold
Me" is better that his version. It can't get better - can
it??????? I'll have to come back to see!!!! The best 60's
entertainment I've ever experienced - Heaven will be like this
- a night or afternoon listening to you and dancing the gig
away." email from Mary-anne
"I stumbled upon you guys on
"You Tube", I was actually lookin' for songs by The
Who, I played all your demo's, and then looked up your
website. I was so impressed that I felt obliged to come watch
you play live. So, with my wife and and another couple
(friends of mine whom I convinced) we came to the Nighthawk
Blues in Mentone last Sat. night 12/7/08. We had a great
night. You blew me away with every cover of the 60's that you
did. We definitely will come watch you again!!!! Keep on
a'rockin' and thanks for entertaining us!!! Regards"
email from Doug Jeffreys 15/07/2008.
Score cards being shown in regard to
our performance at the Williamstown RSL. The four ladies
independently all gave a us 9's! [Click to enlarge the photo]
- Williamstown RSL (28/06/2008).
"The Substitutes, you're such an
excellent band! I love your attention to detail, that fact
that you think about each song you play and do justice to the
original artist and producer. And you do it with a real
passion, a love and an energy that is obvious. But above all
that you provide a great night's entertainment. Keep up
it!" comments from Chris
Manager at the Williamstown RSL, June 28, 2008.
"I think The Substitutes are a
perfect band that you wanna dance to",
email from Matt Henrichmann, 23/5/2008, German DJ.
Peter, Marg and I would like to thank you and the guys for
making her Birthday Party something special, we both thought
the performance from the band was outstanding and contributed
greatly to the success of the night. We have been getting
numerous calls from our friends telling us how great they
thought the party was and how much they enjoyed themselves.
Kind Regards, John & Margaret Smith�,
email from John &
Margaret Smith, 14/4/2008.
"Hi Peter, I just wanted to
mention that you guys really 'rocked' at the Nighthawk last
Saturday night. Even though my friends and I were supposedly
'playing it cool' at the back of the room, we really enjoyed
ourselves. The Nighthawk has an atmosphere that really suits
the vibe of your band and I certainly intend going to see you
there again. Keep up the good work, regards, Jeff." email
from Jeff Wiener of The Quarrelmen 25/03/2008.
Guys, my daughter Ashlee and I had a ball at Jane�s birthday
party on Saturday night. She is only 17 but has grown up with
60�s music and all that came after it and loves it too. You
brought back so many memories and ALL the songs were first
class. I love P.J Proby and keep up to date with him, as I am
a member of Gary Walker�s ( from the Walker Brothers fame)
site, as he is still a great friend of P.J�s. �Hold Me�
was the standout song for me. I believe Pete lives in Melton
as I do so how about some gigs over this side of town? Once
again thanks for the buzz. I wish I could still remember all
the words like I used to be able to". email
from Elaine Clements, 02/3/2008.
"The Substitutes are a wonderful
band in fact they're probably the best '60s band around
because you were all in the '60s..." Sherryn
Love, Channel 31 roving reported for Wrokdown (screens 9pm
Saturdays), January 2008.
"To Peter and the guys, We had a
really great night last night at Eltham RSL! Thank You for the
all the magic of going back to those wonderful songs of the
best years. You have a great sound, with so much energy, and
your kind of music helps us to stay YOUNG AT HEART. Again
thank you and keep up all those great numbers. PS Would love
to hear more of the Animals .......eg
. Regards Dianne" email
from Dianne Mac, 17/02/2008.
I just wanted to put in my 2 bob & thank you for a great
evening. We (& from the feed back I have had) &
everyone loved you guys. Thanks for making it a great
60th" email from Larry Light, 12/2/2008
"Can't wait to
see you. I have found out you are performing at the Eltham R S
L on Feb 16, and I will be there with Bells on. Another Baby Boomer"
- email from Dianne Mac 9/2/2008
"Are you coming to the
? I would love to see your show!" -
, email 29/1/08
"Have seen you at
Nighthawk twice in 07. Am going on 2 Feb. Great sound boys!!!
Keep it up for many moons to come." email
from Kev Arthurson 25/1/08
"Pete, another great show last night at Bentleigh" -
"I popped over to The
Substitutes' Peter Summers' place in Canterbury last night and
we spent a very pleasant couple of hours chatting about this,
that and the other. Peter had some footage from the Ormond
Hall Reunion gig on Saturday night, including the song he
provoked me into revisiting, But That's All Right,
which he was happy to share with this site. The band gets a
glimpse of Hugh McSpedden's lightshow at last!! You should
check out The Subs' site, and if you're a '60s British music
fan, I'd recommend that you go and check out a Subs live gig
somewhere soon..." - Mike
Rudd, October 10, 2007
"hi Peter. Good
Show Sat Nite! [Ormond Hall]" - email
from Hugh McSpeddon, October 8 2007, father of psychedelic lighting shows in the 1970's.
"Hi Peter, We had an absolute
BALL! [at Ormond Hall] Your band is great. The adventure
kept going after we left. Tried for ages to get a taxi and
eventually went out the front to see if I could grab one
coming by. One pulled up and two women were just arriving,
they were soo disappointed that they had missed�not
spectrum�the substitutes!". Sheryl
Vivian, email October 8, 2007.
personally like to boot up the computer, find your site, put
on one of your youtube offerings rooly, rooly loud,
grab the mouse and move it about rooly fast while I stare
vacantly at the screen and pretend I'm still in the Thumpin'
Tum and it's 1967.
I am gravely disappointed
however that you don't do "Snoopy vs The Red
Baron" or "Yummy Yummy Yummy I've got love in my
tummy". Personally I consider them both to be pivotal
see you at the Willy RSL". Neville
Bunbolger, email July 26, 2007 [I
suspect this email is bogus - Editor].
"Dear Peter, Peter, Peter and
Dennis, What can I
say...... You guys were sensational, absolutely everyone
thought you were brilliant, but most of all I did.
When you played one of my most
favourite songs first up I was smitten ( San Fransiscan
Nights/San Fransisco ) The sound level was perfect and
your expertise was unquestionable.
Really hope to have you at another function in the future, all
of you take care, Fond Regards, Rosie,
party at Kallista". Rosie
Tweedley, July 24, 2007.
a little note to thank you guys for putting on a great show
for me and my guests at the Beaumaris Yacht Club last Saturday
night. The subsequent comments about the band were very
complimentary � so once again thanks for helping me
celebrating the BIG ONE in style. Cheers
and best regards, Beth". Beth
MacGregor, June 23, 2007.
"Gig Guide normally makes it a
rule not to get too excited about cover bands but we're
prepared to make an exception in the case of The Substitutes.
These guys perform the classic beat music, psychedelia and
garage rock of the 60's with an authenticity that only true
veterans of the era can bring. Now that Billy and Lobby have
joined the choir celestial, these guys are as close as you can
get to the real thing - so break out your Beatle boots and
striped cardigans and catch The Substitutes this Saturday
night at the Elwood RSL." Matthew
Frederick, The Age EG Gig Guide, May 19, 2007.
"Hi guys, just a note to
thank you again for a fantastic night's entertainment on
Friday. We all had a blast and heaps of the guests
commented on what a great band you were - not to mention the
friendly "neighbour" who turned up at the front door
begging to come in and meet you all. He was so
desperate, I let a complete stranger into the house. Well
done. The trivia was an added bonus. If you're still
around in a few years when I turn 50, we may have to do it all
over again! Cheers" Jo
McCoy, April 15, 2007
"I've saw a hell of a lot of
bands playing music in the 60's but your band is as good as
the best of them. It was just great hearing all those songs
again and 'Everlovin Man' was just sensational. Thanks" David
Flint former owner and
manager of the Thumpin' Tum (well
known and highly regarded 60's dance club), March 17, 2007.
See him at our NYE 2007 gig here.
guys! I happened to "discover" you while I was
googling for another video. I have been in a '60s
mode recently on my MySpace page and was looking through
Google Video and YouTube for Thunderclap Newman's old song and
there you were! I really like your version of that song.
I really like your band and was looking for more information
about you and found your website. Actually, I was
looking to see if you have a MySpace page, but couldn't find
one? Do you have a MySpace Page? Gosh, there are
quite a few other bands out there in the world with your same
name. But certainly not like yours! Good Luck and
Wishes to You!" Nancy,
Phoenix, Arizona, US, February 2, 2007
"You won me over with the first
song. I never thought I'd hear anyone play 'San Franciscan
Nights' [by Eric Burdon and the Animals] let alone do it so
well. You really are a great 60's band" Lucas
Gillard [age 25?], January 13, 2007
"I've worked at so many weddings
but I've never seen a band as good as you guys. You are the
Gow, professional still photographer,
January 13, 2007
"hi peter i just wanted to
thankyou and all the guys from the band for helping make
our wedding day perfect. we really appreciated the effort
you went to in helping us put together a collection of songs that
everyone at the wedding would love and for being so helpful during
the lead up to the big day. when my wife and i were deciding on
music for the wedding we knew we wanted a band of great
musicians who didn't need a backing track so when we
found you guys we were really excited. As it turned out
our decision was perfect, all day we were getting people
asking us where we found you guys and how great they
thought the music was. thanks and keep on rockin"
Andrew Sirianni, February 13,
"You are the absolute dog's
Mann (ex Rhodesia and
London East End), professional still photographer, January 13, 2007
[this is a very high compliment! - check the link]
"I have to say that I just loved
how you played. I didn't expect you to be so good. My friend
hates 60's music but loved you anyway!" Bianca,
[age 25?], January 13, 2007
"The New Dream started life as
The Dream and all I know about them is that their drummer can
now be found in all-star
[!!!] british invasion cover act The Substitutes." from Captain
Straightman's on line blog, October 15, 2006.
"What a way to spend a Saturday
night. You guys sound exactly like the records.
Can't wait to see you at Williamstown RSL again. Who
said the 60's are dead!!" Email
from Cool Rockin' Ronnie McIntosh, October 19, 2006.
"If you still have an aching for
the songs you grew up with but find the revival circuit is
getting you down, then you can't do better then The
Substitutes. Check out their website and have a gander at
their pedigree - these guys are more than just a covers band!
Heck, they've got a better old-school lineup than most 'orignal
bands that are still touring." From
Matthew Frederick, Age EG Gig Guide September 8 2006.
"I meant to drop a line to say
that Saturday night at Williamstown was just so fab. I was
with a table of eight friends. I had been to Williamstown for
the last gig but missed the first set. So it was suggested
that I should be 'on time' as the first set was not to be
missed. A really special night...perfect in fact. Just a
privilege to be there. A night like Saturday just makes it all
worthwhile. And then it is back to work.......Regards Di".
From Di Cameron, email received Monday,
24 July 2006 23:22.
"I have to say the band was
simply terrific. I used to watch The Strangers at uni in the
60's and you've every bit as good as them. Thanks very much -
everyone loved the music and the band". From
Singer, Professor of
Bio-Ethics at Princeton University, June 3, 2006.
"Peter, the band was just
fantastic. We had no idea how good you were - everyone knew
the music, we all danced, it was a great night. Rae had a
wonderful birthday party". From
Stuart Spurrell, husband of Rae Bernaldo, May 20, 2006.
"Hi Peter, just a line to thank
you and the rest of the band for giving all of us a fantastic
night on Saturday, Ken and I loved every minute of your
playing. We have had so many notes from our friends, all
mentioning the beaut music. Many thanks once again."
From Robyn Allison and Ken
Allison, Hartwoods Real
Estate, email May 4, 2006.
"Your band was great and you
certainly added a real buzz to the party. I had everyone
asking me "Where'd you find the band?' That speaks for
Ling, East Malvern, art
director and film producer, March 18, 2006.
"The Substitutes play the
Paramount Cinema Club in East Brunswick this Saturday and
next, for parts one and two of a three part series featuring
footage from the Ed Sullivan Show. Not often Gig Guide will
mention "cover" bands but catch them yourself and
you�ll discover they ain�t no slouches.
All four members were in bands as
early as the 60�s so they play "the best of the 60�s"
with more conviction than a 20-somethings outfit ever will.
They�ve also played with anyone from Angry Anderson to AC/DC
members as well as local musicians like Nick Charles".
Gregson, Age EG Gig Guide
March 3 2006.
"You guys are fantastic. I've
been searching to find a 60's band that sounds authentic and
you guys play with real spirit. It takes me back to the days
of the Thumpin Tum, Berties, The Catcher and so on".
From Jack Schwartz, Ormond, former
Melbourne music promoter of such early 80's venues as Bananas,
the London Tavern, the Tiger Lounge and the Paradise Club -
March 4 2006.
"I didn't realise your guys were
so accomplished and I loved the guitar behind the head trick.
Thanks for making my birthday party truly memorable."
From Peter Dale, Surrey Hills, July 15 2005.
"Peter thanks very much for
making my birthday party such a wonderful night. Everyone
absolutely loved the band - it was a great 60's night".
From Judy Bridges, Hawthorn, May 14, 2005.
"That night at the Paramount in
Coburg was one of the best nights we've ever had. You guys
played really well, it was a big crowd and they danced all the
time. You have to be the best 60's band around at the moment".
From Peter Xeni
(manager and promoter of the Paramount Cinema Club).
"hi peter, just wanted to send
you a note of thanks for saturday night....everyone thought
you were fantastic! also peter, thanks to you and the band for
being so flexible and easy to work with, i really appreciate
it. kind regards dannielle".
From Dannielle De Marco, IMG Event
Manager, 2003 Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series" June 26, 2003.
Comments from youtube.com
The following comments come from
viewers of our video clips on the public domain video
repository youtube.com. [You can view these clips on the Samples
page]. These are real people from around the
world who are clearly impressed with what we do. Does this
make us an international act? The person making the comment
can be verified by following the link at the end of the
"Great job boys. Classic." youtube comment re
Itchycoo Park from ferrier66
"Great Cover" youtube comment re Hold
Me Tight from gatorlost
"solid, nice vox" youtube comment re Woodstock
Jenny...you do great justice to a great song" youtube
comment re These Boots are Made For Walking from zebraman6285
"Great job on a
stupid song" youtube comment re I'm a Boy
"hey, you guys do a lot of stuff from my psychedelic collection, and with enjoyable authenticity. I wonder if you do matchstick men, or substitute? Thanks, alo" youtube comment
re Friday on My Mind from alo12340 20/3/11.
good...but look like substitute teachers. :-)" youtube
comment re My Back Pages from dannylim63
"Excellent loved that, thought the drummer really enjoyed himself" youtube comment
re Hold Me from gatorlost
"awesome-among the inspiration for the band's name?" youtube comment
re Substitute from alo12340
"Well done Subs!"
youtube comment re San Franciscan Nights from tonyrio
"well done." youtube comment re Rosalyn
youtibe comment re Let's Spend the Night Together from LlamasOnAcid
amazing. good on you guys" youtube comment re Needle
in a Haystack from 0Natashaizere
"These guys do
justice to this great song , really well done" youtube
comment re The Loved One from janschro
"Blast, the bass
player sings the high notes? Well done you all! Great song.
Rock on!" youtube comment re Look Through Any Window
was excellent! Great version of a cool 60s song!" youtube
ocmment re I'll Come Running Over from GarageRockRadio
version of one Australia's greatest songs from the 1960's!"
youtibe comment re Sad Dark Eyes from OzzInter
youtube comment re Let's Get Together from hansbriel
guys!! I'd forgotten all about this song! Keep up the great
work!!" youtibe comment re Take a Heart from peterjameswilliams
"i dont know
where all the comments are, but guys, i think you did a super
tribute to this song. vocals are just fine. guitar work is
really well done. some people think you have to sound exactly
like the recording. uhhhh, not so......your having a great
time, thats what its about, and entertaining, which you most
certainly are. all the best!" youtube comment re Tell
Her No from 6wireheaven
youtube comment re Something in the Air from stuguy
"So good to see
a band help keep the greatest music of all time alive, ie: the
sixties, and done well too! Thanks for posting" youtube
comment re I'll Be Back from vampyros1
"Re you guys
gigging in the UK? You're well bloody good. Id love to have
you for our scooter rally." youtube comment re Substitute
thats the sound that only seasoned musicians and veterans can
produce... Thank you so much for that. Singing is fair
impressive and the music is ace." youtube comment re Tin
Soldier from blackpoolrok
"Good to see the
Bass player singing lead. Did well guys. Not the easiest song
to play on bass. cheers." youtibe comment re Step Back
sound the same as footage from the 60's, impressive. Next time
post the whole thing, I really missed hearing the ending. You
don't have to be in a club to record...off to the basement you
go!" youtube comment re It's My Life from DGWpg
good." youtube comment re Undecided from bucketofwater
"You guys are
GREAT!!!!!!" youtube comment re Just a Little from
"this song was
COVERED by the outsiders at the same time eric burdon released
it originally !!! eric burdon got higher in the charts than
the outsiders anyway both versions good but erics version
takes it away !! the substitutes are a real good hardworking
team and they did real good with their cover however u guys
are comparing them to the originals give em a break the
substitutes deserve it !!!' youtube comment re Help Me Girl
"nice job, great
song" youtube comment re Sha La La La Lee
"Great to hear
some Purple music played, and of in all places the Willy RSL .
Seen heaps on great blues acts there on sundays but never a
heavy rock cover, ,just a hint guys, Deep Purple where never a
heavy metal band they always said ,that they where and still
are today a rock band, but besides that, looked over a few
60`s covers you do and you do them justice, Love the early
aussie music" youtube comment re Black Night from gazzzza
guys!!! I felt my hair going dark again just watching!!"
youtube comment re My Generation from peterjameswilliams
touring in Adelaide? you dudes do the old rockers really
well" youtube comment re Psychotic Reaction from wannarotz
"A great tribute
to Australia's greatest band EVER!" youtube comment re Soothe
Me from Apollogranforte
guys! Well done! Cheers, Pete!" youtube comment re Something
in the Air from peterjameswilliams
"Not bad at
all!" youtube comment re All I Really Want to Do
youtube comment re Little Boy Sad from SunshineValentine
once again I'm very impressed." youtube comment re Monterey
Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats:
- "Great! Remember the good
times!" - BeatReloaded
- "we need more closeups of the
go-go dancers!" - thozzman
Going up the Country - Canned
- "Very good version of a
classic song. Sounded great. Cheers, Chris." - deltachris
The Loved One - The Loved Ones:
- "What a great version. I saw
you guys last night at bentleigh and you were great. Where
are you on next????????" - glugsy
from the past" - Bolt52
Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown:
- "Arthurs voice is superb,,,
great effort there - sounds really good" - stonedinsect
Rosalyn - Pretty Things:
- "Keep the flame burning
guys,Nice one! Love from The Pretty Things xx" - ThePrettyThings
- "Outstanding!" - barbh1
- "Hi Guys. Still sounds great!
I saw The Pretty Things on Tues Nov 20th in London's 100
Club doing a semiacoustic set (no drums)- still playing a
storm. When are you gonna do 'Come see me' or 'Midnight to
Six Man'? Keep the antipodean r n'b flag flying!" - discdon
Tin Soldier - Small Faces:
- "Ha!! Come on children!! SO much better than I was
expecting!! Drumming and telecaster guitar particularly
impressive - fair play to the lot of you, from a devout
Marriott and Small Faces fan xx :D" - Caff68
- "Good on them. Actually, I would LOVE to play in this
band!" - tjs001
shit an australian band that covers Small Faces? That's
already awesome but you guys took it one step further with a
version that equals the original...that was one of the best
Small Faces covers i've ever heard...You guys are
great...Marriott would be proud" - thesonicreducers
- "oh man! this is awesome! too
bad you guys are like 4000 kms away or I'd love to sit in
with you guys!" - jeffkahl
- "impressive - i was going to
turn it off after 30 seconds but you guys did a great
job" - gabblerachett
- "Excellent cover of this
song, what's needed is a soundboard recording. There is
also a version of this song by the Guess Who that was
nearly as good as the original. Thanks for the vid!"
- "superb version best I've seen on
here - steve & ronnie would be real proud of that.
well done lads" - jamfan81
- "made my day guys, brilliant!! and
to look at you blokes, completely unassuming. nice to hear
a version that's honest to the original" - 1000chairs
- "these geezers can still rock. long
live rock it stays in the blood" -
- "Excellent!!!!You guys are
good. That's not an easy song to play and you kept it
tight and very close to the original. Steve & Ronnie
are smiling up there." - thepsychadelicrider
- "All right!!!I dig it. Steve
& Ronnie are up there smiling." -
- "Excellent lead vocals. Good
version and no mistake. Respect due. Phil" -
Itchycoo Park - Small Faces:
- "A special Thank You to The
Substitutes. You did a wonderful job in playing this song.
It was one of my favorites when it first came out and is
still popular in some of the London
nightclubs." - SeattleSunshineLady
- "Best cover of the song Ive
heard" - JDLK2005
- "dis isda best man ty" -
- "A very respectable cover.
Nice, lasting job" -
- "Nice job, gents!"
- "This band brings a smile to
my face every time. The sixties won't die as long as these
guys rock on!" - halfround5s
- "another good cover guys. btw
are you from Melbourne? I gotta see you play." - 1000chairs
- "You guys are a very good
covers band." - beatlebug333
- "Very good guys---I was
rocking in my seat. I first heard that song in the ninth
grade and it has been imbedded in my brain since!" - thibsteven
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The
- "Absolutely great! But what's
with the audience - a couple behind a table, and one gets
up, puts his coat on and leaves halfway through the song.
"Nice cover guys" - beatlebug333
"Shit acoustics or not, still a shit hot version guys!
BTW I am furiously saving to book you guys for my 48th
(scary that)...lol" - 1000chairs
"even with almost no audience (RIP - rehearsal in public)
it must be a great feeling to play all these old hits quite
close to the orginal. you have a good selection of songs and
perform them nicely. If I did not live (and have a band -
check out our videos on google and youtube, serach for WiP
Work in Progress) in Mexico City, I'd come and see you play.
I'd love it, I know." - gregorheinrich
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks:
"Great, you rock !" - Micrem
- "You guys are pretty friggin
good. Thanx for keeping the real music alive &
well." - MRGXX64
- "The thing that works for me
watching you guys is that to look at the way you present
yourselves is that you got the 'daggy white shirts and
ties, look like another cabaret/wedding band' sort of
thing going on and BANG! These friggin awsome Small Faces
Kinks songs come out!" - 1000chairs
Little Red Rooster - Rolling
"this is awesome, I wish I knew how to play this version
of the classic howlin wolf song so bad, you guys do it
great" - discdon
in the Air - Thunderclap Newman:
nice :D" - xunsxu
- "Great cover, thanks for
posting" - TheSanityInspector
- "Love the piano bit, jingle
bells" - DavidMcMenamin
- "nice cover!" - alt1962
- "AHHH....... the good ole
days of music from The AM stations. Before the FM stereo
stations took over." - MRGXX64
- "I like this live version,
well done guys keep it up" - TENRECORDS
- "Is the guy singing the same
one from the record? He looks and sounds like the same
guy." - ricoh53
Bring it on Home to Me - The
"Kudos!!! Great job of Sam Cooke's song! YAH BABY!"
Let's Get Together - The
"nice job. better version than all those folky covers and
even the original artists trying to redo it without a band.
you guys actually rock."
- "Thank you for doing this
beautiful song. I just went to the 40th anniversary of
Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park, and this was the
closing song. I always cry because it's so lovely and it
could be so true." barbh1
- "Keep the '60s vibe alive,
brother!" - GodivaAddict
- "These guys sound good...
Damn they sound good." - Bluestorm3
- "Old "Hippie
anthem" thank you very much!" - motorhippie
Picture Book - The Kinks:
"One of my favorite Kinks songs. This is a very good
version. Good band!"
- "phantastic Kinks-song; this
version is a little bit too slow; but anyway, thanks for
this" - Kramnik6
- "Great Kinks song off of the
Village Green Preservation Society album. Fine job,
gentlemen!" - SunnBurn
- "Very good!" -
- "Not many bands would even
know about this song much less have the good taste to
cover it. Nice job." - yourtubesteak
Can I Get a Witness - Rolling
"great stuff, subs. this was the favourite song of Sydney
speed freaks in the 60s. we called it 'can i get a whippin'"
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash &
- "You're very good
- can't book you 'cos I'm in the UK" - secretstrummer
- "Good version of a classic
song. RIP the students at KENT STATE UNIVERSITY' - PZK12
Substitute - The Who:
- "1 nice performance but
sadly without the guitar syncopes in the refrain." - Jazzman1985
- "Great! Every song they do is
a gem. Brilliant! Do they need a marracas/tambourine
player? How about doing 'Come See Me' by The Pretty Things
or 'Little Girl' by The Syndicate of Sound. When are they
going to come over and play in my front room in East
Sussex England!??" - apn777
She's Not There - The Zombies:
- "great!" - rafael28
- "Great 60's song and you guys
do it really well" - 5micky2
- "yeah not bad at all!! one of
the better cover versions of this I've heard of this where
the singer wasn't screaming like a banshee in the
chorus" - jeffkahl
- "No too shabby, lads! Very
nice cover. Kudos from Canada." -
- "bravi,bravi,bravi.the best
song history of beat++++++" - DJARE50
- "good show" -
Tell Her No - The Zombies:
- "You guys sound great!" - uncoveredmoose
- "The of song I wanted to hear
before turning in (12.30am UK)." - apn777
- "good job, wrong lyrics at
different parts though" - AndrewF21
- "Yeah, the lyrics are changed
a little, but still sound great!" - missohio83
Everlovin' Man - The Loved Ones:
- "Could almost swear Gerry
Humphreys had come back to life! Good!" - 5micky2
- "i was expecting this to be
crap. But it is awesome. The Loved Ones were great. Shame
they recorded so little." - scraperTSB
- "One of the greatest songs
ever" - foxnaif
Nowhere Man - The Beatles:
- "excellent....very good
version by very competent musicians....flawless...." - ss1765
- "Way 2 good" - bdrich
Oh Well (Part 1) - Fleetwood Mac:
- "effing awesome tribute for
wrinklies...peter green eh, what a guitarist?" - jmpmcd
- "Very cool and authentic
sound you guys have! Come on, put up the whole clip..."
- "Very nice live version -
sounds great!" - skyjen
- "Wow, you guys are good.I
like the sound of the acoustic in this song.Amazing"
- "Excellent!" - Emmett006
Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
- "Really good cover. A 12
string Ricky would help the sound. You can't imitate the
sound with pedals or a board" - BarneyFife00
- "Well done guys" - fpetrozz
I'm A Man - Spencer David Group
- "Good job!! Never ever too
old to rock 'em down guys!!! Keep the licks coming and the
beat right on down!" - jakerandall123
- "Hey, real nice work. I'm
just now bringing this song into my band. You guys do a
great version." - Slimster22
- "More cowbell! :) Seriously,
you guys are doing the same thing that we are here in the
States- playing some great rock music from the sixties,
and diggin' the hell out of it. Check us out sometime-
we're The Wheezetones. Rock on, mates!" - Mooseboy
I'm A Man - The Yardbirds
- "Alright now, goddamnit!"
San Franciscan Nights - The
Black Magic Woman - Santana
- "great cover! -c�sar from
brazil" - cbimbi
- "not bad for a load of old
fellas:-) proper old santana tone, nice." - georgegleek
- "Australia should be proud,
not bad!" - Jenscool
- "i like the bass line!!" -
- "good" - renzocinder
- "great song" - rbot100
- "Very nice cover of this
beautiful song ! Quite close to the original Santana
sound, especially the keyboards have that typical sound of
Gregg Rolie's organ, 35 years back. Just like oiseaudor
says, the bass line is beautiful. As a matter of fact I'm
a (very) amateur bass player myself and I always loved
I loved that song way back as a teenager and I still do.
Well done fellas ! Greetings from Belgium." - kenyar0
- "Nice work! Keep going on ;-)
Greeting from Holland" - jungleboy040
- "You Guys Are Really
Good!" - 2007JDC
- "Peter Green actually wrote
this song. Nice cover." - olean01
- "These guys are fantastic, oh
yeah keep rock alive" - ncast54
- "Great playing and great
guys!" - dysfunctionadc
Summer in the City - Lovin'
She's So Fine - The Easybeats
Sorry - The Easybeats
- "damn dude this song is awesome
but damn i need to see the real easybeats playing the song
but awesome" - itachi1713
- "wow great job guys. I am a
big fan of the easybeats and this is a teriffic rendition."
Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown
- "Pretty entertaining. Did you
guys play in any OZ bands in the sixties?" - regusted
It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones
- "Hey, you OG's sound great !!
Nice guitar solo, why did you cut it off ??" -
- "Great vid guys. You would
love our club nights at "Vintage Sixties Live"
in the UK. Google search for our website." -
- "Tight rendition!! These guys
rock! Great guitar solo! It really brings me back to the
days I remember hanging out in clubs in the 60's!" - halfround5s
- "Another great choice by The
Substitutes (along with 'When I was young') How about
doing 'Little Girl' by The Syndicate of Sound? ..... and
when are you going to come and play in my front room - or
at least do some gigs in central London (ie The
Borderline/The 100 Club)" - discdon
- "It's a bobby Womack' song.
This verson is close to "original" version by
the stones & far better than was they are doing these
days. Keith first solo was an absolute murder, & I
appreciate the substitute guitarist for his fidel/personnal
work. thanks" - quundar
Bus Stop - The Hollies
- "Not quite the Hollies,but a
pretty good job" -
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
- "Great, you rock !" -
- "You guys are pretty friggin
good. Thanx for keeping the real music alive & well."
- "The thing that works for me
watching you guys is that to look at the way you present
yourselves is that you got the 'daggy white shirts and
ties, look like another cabaret/wedding band' sort of
thing going on and BANG! These friggin awsome Small Faces
Kinks songs come out!" - 1000chairs
- "Superb!!!" - 589353346