The Substitutes

With a repertoire full of iconic tracks that'll keep you jumping all night long, The Substitutes perform classic pop, rock, Britpop, some classic soul/R&B, indie, plus a generous helping of good old party tunes!

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Set List / Repertoire

Set 1
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Valerie – Amy Whinehouse
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Place your hands – Reef
Roll With it – Oasis
I’m a believer – The Monkees
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morisson
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
You really got me – The Kinks
I'm Still Standin' – Elton John
Does your Mother Know? – Abba
Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Set 2
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Johnny be Goode – Chuck Berry
I'll be there for you - The Rembrandts
Rockin' All over the world - Status Quo
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Simply the Best – Tina Turner
I feel Good – James Brown
Dakota - Stereophonics
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Parklife - Blur
500 Miles - Proclaimers
9-5 – Dolly Parton
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Back Catalogue
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Country Roads – John Denver
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Play that Funky music – Wild Cherry
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Keep on Runnin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis Group
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Use somebody – Kings of Leon

Merry Xmas – Slade
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues

Full Biography

The Substitutes; playing all your favourite songs, and playing them like they mean it!

This band deliver their live sets with energy, spirit, commitment and with the emphasis firmly on a good time to be had by all.

Every song The Substitutes play is an iconic track that everyone will know the words to; songs that'll keep the atmosphere jumping all night.

A 4-piece line up with 2 guitars, bass and drums lends itself to covering more guitar based music, so the song list leans towards popular classic pop, pop/rock, Britpop, some classic soul/R&B, indie, plus a good helping of good old party tunes too.

The band's 'typical' set consists of 2 x 45min sets, however of course we will always consult with you to create the best schedule for your bespoke event.

Give your guests, or clients, a great night out. Book The Substitutes for your party, wedding, corporate event or festival.


Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Lead singer and Guitar, Lead Guitarist and Backing vox, Bass guitarist and Backing vox and Drums.

Please note that due to international touring / session commitments, this artist does not use a fixed line up of members. Whilst the majority of members featured in the promotional materials should match those who perform at your event, this cannot be guaranteed. All members used by the band are of equal quality and changes in members should in no way effect the standard or content of the performance.

Performance Times

2 x 45 minute sets

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Price from £653 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • East Midlands From £653
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  • South West From £784
  • East of England From £981
  • North West From £981
  • South East From £1,046
  • Wales From £1,176
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,438
  • Republic of Ireland From £1,806
  • Northern Ireland From £1,808
  • Scotland From £1,833
  • North East From £1,960

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4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Made my birthday!

5 stars - The Substitutes are Highly Recommended
booked The Substitutes for their event

“I recently booked The Substitutes for my 40th birthday and they were incredible! I was able to select the songs I wanted from their extensive play list which included many classic crowd pleasers. They had the whole room up dancing for the whole set and made the night for me. Set up and communication before the party was faultless and they disassembled their equipment quickly and without issue, not impacting on the DJ that followed them. Can’t thank the band enough for making my birthday so memorable xx”

Definitely recommend to anyone!

5 stars - The Substitutes are Highly Recommended
booked The Substitutes for their Wedding

“The Substitutes played our wedding this summer... amazing band - kept the floor full all night! Played 4 en-cores for us too. Definitely recommend them if we have an event in future!”

Blew us away!

5 stars - The Substitutes are Highly Recommended
booked The Substitutes for their event

“This band just blew us away with their professionalism. Song list was just hit after hit after hit. No rubbish fillers like some bands i've heard.”

Made the night!

5 stars - The Substitutes are Highly Recommended
booked The Substitutes for their event

“Our Xmas do was amazing anyway, these guys just made it better! The DJ was great, and the band were fantastic.”

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