The Substitutes present ‘The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary’

Saturday 05 August


w/ special guest vocalists Billy Miller, Nikki Nicholls, Ronnie Charles, Dan Robinson & Andrea Lees

The night will exclusively comprise of songs from 1967 across TWO 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!

Guest Vocalists

Ronnie Charles – vocals
Ronnie is widely regarded as one of the very best Australian male rock vocalists from the ‘60s. He was the voice of chart-topping Melbourne ‘60s band The Groop that first burst onto the scene with hits such as “Woman You’re a Breakin’ Me” and “Such a Lovely Way”. Enjoying both sales and critical success it took them straight to London and the heady days of rock and pop music’s electric birth. Fast forward to today and Ronnie’s still going strong with his power-house vocals commanding full attention from centre stage behind the mic.

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.

Nikki Nicholls – vocals
Nikki is well known now as the sassy featured vocalist for the acclaimed Jam the Funk band but has toured (and recorded) as a backing vocalist with John Farnham and with artists such as Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder. She is right at home with ’60s music and especially the harmonies of the Mamas & Papas.

Dan Robinson – vocals
Dan formed the Wild Cherries in 1967 with guitarist Lobby Loyde and sang on all of their hit songs. He went on to study musical composition and play in a succession of successful bands in the ‘70s and ‘80s, notably country rock band Hit & Run.

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.