The Strangers are experienced, professional Canberra musicians. Ideal entertainment for any event.

Canberra, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Who are the Strangers?

If you want an experienced band with a great live show to light up your venue, function or party then Identical Strangers are the way to go.

An energetic and charismatic vocalist backed by some smooth harmonies, a driving rhythm section, some wailing guitars and rich, lush keyboards enable us to lay down the soundtrack of your life with a versatile list of songs that range from easy listening, through 60’s rock and roll, 70’s/80’s/90’s retro to the best and most recent rock and indie radio tracks.

With songs from artists such as Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Prince, U2 and REM to Aussie favourites like Australian Crawl, INXS and The Church to more recent hits from bands including Outkast, Black Keys, Maroon 5, The Killers and Daft Punk, our shows are guaranteed to include something for everyone.

If you want an experienced, reliable band with a great live show to light up your reception, corporate function or special event then Identical Strangers are the way to go. We have been playing a wide variety of venues and functions around Canberra for over ten years, and have a client list including the Hellenic Club, the Southern Cross Club, the Vikings Club, King O’Malleys, various government departments and a range of private sector corporations.

Performance History

We have been playing a wide variety of venues and functions around Canberra since 2005 including:

  • The Hellenic Club (including New Years Eve 2012)
  • The Holy Grail,
  • The Mawson Club,
  • The Vikings Club,
  • King O’Malleys &
  • Suburban

We have also provided entertainment for numerous balls & formal functions including:

  • The Department of Finance & Deregulation Ball (3 consecutive years),
  • The Department of the Treasury Ball,
  • The Australian Command and Staff College Winter Ball,
  • The Australian Bureau of Statistics Ball (2 consecutive years),
  • AAT Alliance Christmas Party,
  • ACTEW/AGL Christmas Party,
  • "In The Bin" Film Festival Yass,
  • FAW Building and Rural Supplies Christmas Party,
  • Comcare Christmas Party (2 consecutive years) &
  • Joyelle Calisthenics Club's 40th Anniversary Gala Ball.

We also receive regular requests for the Strangers to perform at weddings & birthdays & we take pride in having an opportunity to make these milestone events truly significant & memorable occasions.


Here’s what a few of our clients have had to say:

  • “Identical Strangers is one of the very best Canberra bands I have had play at my venue in the last 14 years. The band is spot on with its song selections and readily able to adapt the mood on any night.”

Ian Meldrum, Holy Grail Restaurant and Bar Kingston, ACT

  • “If you need a band for any event, these are your guys!! I could not have chosen a better band for our function. Everyone (200 staff) loved them. They were so organised and really accommodating, they had no idea what they were letting themselves in for playing outside at the Yacht Club, but their experience and professionalism made every bit of difference. Oh yeah, they sound pretty good too!”

Clare, Comcare Australia

  • “Thank you so much, it was a fantastic night and everyone loved you guys. My boss appreciated the fact that you were a decent bunch. So thank you. And you played marvelously!”

Melissa FAW Building and Rural Supplies


Recent Releases

  • Take Your Mamma – Scissor Sisters
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
  • Gold on the Ceiling – Black Keys
  • Lonely Boy – Black Keys
  • Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Don’t Hold Back – Potbelleez
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • Bohemian Like You – Dandy Warhols
  • Common People – Pulp
  • Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People
  • I Don’t Wanna Be – Gavin de Graw
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Every Body Talks – Neon Trees
  • Hey Yah – Outkast
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • Song 2 – Blur
  • Mr Brightside – Killers
  • All the Small Things – Blink 182

Easy Listening

  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Black and Gold – Sam Sparrow
  • Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
  • Up To Our Necks In It – Skunkhour
  • Feeler – Pete Murray
  • Better be Home Soon – Crowded house
  • Green Limousine – The Badloves
  • Diamonds On The Inside – Ben Harper
  • Island in the Sun - Weezer
  • Under The Milky Way – The Church
  • Wish You Well – Bernard Fanning
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
  • Losing My Religion – REM


  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis
  • Brown-eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Heard it through the Grapevine – CCR
  • I’m A Believer – The Monkees
  • Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Summer in the City – Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Twist and Shout – The Beatles
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson 

Classic Rock

  • Gold – Spandau Ballet
  • Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles
  • Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker
  • Solid Rock – Goanna
  • Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
  • Holy Grail – Hunters and Collectors
  • In Between Days – The Cure
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  • Rock This Town – Stray Cats
  • Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
  • Something So Strong – Crowded House
  • Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
  • Boys Light Up – Australian Crawl
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  • To Her Door – Paul Kelly
  • Rush – Big Audio Dynamite
  • Jessies Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • What I Like About You – Romantics
  • April Sun – Dragon
  • Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
  • Don’t Change – INXS


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