New Years Eve Party feat. The Substitutes presenting ‘The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary’

Sunday 31 December


w/ special guest vocalists Billy Miller, Steve Lucas, Kelly Auty, Rob Price & Andrea Lees

The ‘Summer of Love’ anniversary show will exclusively comprise of songs from 1967 across THREE HUGE SETS, dance the night away to The Beatles, The Doors, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Small Faces, The Who, The Byrds, Pink Floyd, Janice Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Procol Harum and let’s not forget Australian bands such as The Groop, Masters Apprentices, The Loved Ones, and The Wild Cherries plus more!

Summer of Love Guest Vocalists

Steve Lucas– vocals
he may have a famous punk persona from his seminal ‘‘80s band X but he has a profound love of ‘’60s pop. Those that have seen him perform at our previous shows will attest that he is a dynamic showman and a magnificent singer.

Billy Miller – vocals
Billy Miller is best known as the singer of The Ferrets who had a #1 hit in 1975 with “Don’t Fall in Love”. He has been performing, composing and producing music for over 40 years including 3 years in the cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1972-75) and fronting the Great Blokes and The Spaniards (with Mick Pealing) through the 1980’s. Billy is a regular performer with this band The Love Brothers who had a 12 year residency at The George Public Bar in St. Kilda, and has played thousands of other pub gigs and functions as well.

Rob Price– vocals
Rob began acting at the age of 8, sang in the Melbourne production of Oliver at 12 and has had a successful and varied acting career appearing in Australian TV shows and commercials ever since. At the same time he  fronted a number of successful rock bands through the ‘70s and ‘80s, toured Australia as part of the Australian Crawl band in 1985 and in 1986 helped found Rattling Sabres that featured Australian roots legend Kerryn Tolhurst [The Dingoes].  US Grammy Winner Pat Benatar covered their 1987 song All Fired Up! which became a world-wide hit. More recently Rob has performed and recorded with the Pearly Shells and in 2016 formed the original soul band Flip Your Wig with Jody Bell. Their debut album will soon be released. Rob is a fine song writer, a soulful singer and a dynamic performer.

Kelly Auty – backing vocals
is well known in Melbourne, having released two albums and been performing with her band for many years. Kelly has sung supports for Janis Ian, The Drifters, Jose Feliciano and The Platters and has graced the stage at many festivals throughout Australia. She has produced 9 independent CDs including an album of original songs in 2013. She’s a dynamo, recognised as a great vocalist and inspiring performer.


Andrea Lees – backing vocals
Andrea is the daughter of renowned Australian singer Ron Lees and her singing career spans two decades. She has starred in cabaret, television, musical theatre and much more and supported leading stars such as Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston, Jimmy Barnes and many others.

The Substitutes are:
Neil Scott
Neil Scott grew up in Manchester and learnt to play guitar by listening to records by The Beatles, The Hollies and The Who. His natural ability and a succession of bands lead him to tour Australia as part of the successful British pop band Chalice who elected to stay at the end of the tour. Neil remained with Chalice until they split in 1979 when he went on to play with a number of popular Australian bands, notably Captain Spalding. He is an extraordinary guitarist, a fine lead singer and his Mancunian accent enables him to sing a range of British ‘60s songs with uncanny authenticity.

Peter Reed
Peter Reed is a veteran of Melbourne’s rock scene who began his career as the drummer in pop band the New Dream who had half a dozen top 10 hits in the late ‘60s. Since then he has played and recorded with numerous bands such as Gary Young’s Hot Dog (at Sunbury ’74), Pantha, the Mark Gillespie Band, The Tremors (with Kerryn Tolhurst from the Dingoes), Lynne Randell Band, the Phil Manning Band, the Jane Clifton Band. He has taught drums to budding students for many years (including Daddy Cool’s Gary Young) and is a highly regarded technician.

Pete Robinson
Pete was a founder member of one of Melbourne’s first ‘60s pop bands, The Strangers. This band appeared regularly on TV, had at least a dozen national hits, and featured John Farrar who went on to become a successful songwriter in the US. Pete’s subsequent musical career has included such roles as television musical director, arranger, record producer for the likes of John Farnham, Johnny Young, Russell Morris, Ted Mulry and the Masters Apprentices. Most recently Pete was invited to become Music Director for the Go-Show reunion shows that have toured Australia annually since 2010. Pete is very well known and highly respected within Melbourne musical circles.

Peter Summers
Peter has been obsessed with music in all forms his entire life and played in many different sorts of bands (jazz, country rock, punk) before forming New Wave band Strange Idols in 1979. They recorded a single and album and toured extensively in the early 1980’s. In 1984 Peter retired from music because of family commitments but re-emerged in 2004 after being forced to attend yet another corporate event with a B-grade covers band (involving a laptop computer). He decided to prove that ‘60s music could be played with the fire and originality of the period and hence formed The Substitutes with some first class likeminded musicians. The rest is on youtube.




Tickets from $30+bf
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  • General Admission $30+bf
  • At the Door $35
Doors Open:
New Years Eve Party feat. The Substitutes presenting ‘The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary’: 8.40pm