Indubitable Equivalents

Indubitable Equivalents


Formed in 2004, the “Indubitable Equivalents,” are the world’s only rock-and-roll band made entirely of Bankruptcy professionals. IE performs at ABI conferences and Insolvency events across the United States, and advanced to the 2006 Corporate Battle of the Bands regionals.


The name "Indubitable Equivalents" comes from the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (Section 361 to be exact) - a little inside joke.

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The ABI Membership is a fertile ground for accomplished musicians, and past performances have featured guest performers from it's ranks.

Family runs deep: IE is occasionally augmented by family members of the band: Eleni Kelakos, Ann Arbor, MI, T.J. Salerno, (Phoenix, AZ), Joe Richman (Georgetown University, Washington, DC), Brian Caine, Manhattan Beach, CA, and Joel Esher, Boston, MA,

Come see a show and experience the phenomenon of IE!


To date, the band has produced three Demo recordings, recently compiled into a "Best of IE" CD.

Streaming from

Soul Man
I Know a Little
Gimme Some Lovin'
Bad Case of Lovin' You
The Letter
The House is 'Rockin
Mustang Sally
Gimme Three Steps
Mitch Ryder Medley
10th Avenue Freezout

Set List

Example set List from "Martinis, Music & More" performance for the Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, LLP, after-party at National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 12, 2007, in Orlando, Florida.

Mustang Sally C
Born to Be Wild Em
Fortunate Son/Taking Care of Business C
Long Train Running Em
Mony Mony/Devil With a Blue Dress C-Eb-C
Traveling Band D
Honky Tonk Woman A
Satisfaction E
Brown-Eyed Girl G
Running on Empty A
What I Like About You E
I Know a Little A
I Saw Her Standing There A
Back in the USSR D
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window A
The Weight
Feelin Alright C7
Sweet Home Alabama D-C-G
Slow Turning A
Old Time Rock and Roll D
The Letter Am
Vehicle Em
House is a Rockin A
Tenth Avenue Freezeout E
China Grove D
Call me the Breeze A
Gimme Three Steps D
Freebird G D Em F Am Dsus


Johnny B Good A
Good Lovin C

We perform both showcase and dance performance sets. Depending on what the gig calls for, sets