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Diary of a 60's Cover Band (Blog)

We have now added an incredible new song to our repertoire from one of the most influential US psychedelic bands of the 60's, Vanilla Fudge. It's their 1967 upside down version of the hit by the Supremes "You Keep Me Hanging On". Check it out!

Last year we added the astonishing song "Something in the Air", recorded in 1969 by the one hit wonder band Thunderclap Newman. They were put together by Pete Townsend around a drug addled drummer (Speedy Keene) and an eccentric jazz pianist (Thunderclap Newman). The song has a killer middle instrumental section.

Our most requested song is "Everlovin' Man" by The Loved Ones. We added this song in 2006 in honour of the late great Gerry Humphries. Dennis does the most astonishing version you've heard bar the original. See him in action here. 

Remember the 60's?

The 60's were an exciting, revolutionary, turbulent time of great social and technological change: assassination, unforgettable fashion, new musical styles, Camelot, civil rights, women's liberation, a controversial and divisive war in Vietnam, the first manned landing on the moon, peace marches, World's Fairs, flower power, great TV and film and sexual freedom.

Please note:
The Substitutes are based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


We are genuinely the best '60s band in Melbourne. We are the real deal. You will not be disappointed.

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or phone Peter on 0419 306 454 anytime.

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Performance fees are negotiable relative to the venue's distance from Melbourne, the nature of the performance and the duration of the gig.
We play 3 x 45 or 5 x 30 minute sets but this is also negotiable.
Interstate bookings can be arranged.
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Saturday December 16, Private gig

Saturday December 23, 2017

Giants of '60s Rock Show

Carnegie Hall, 60 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie, 8pm
featuring BARRY SMITH!!!
For table bookings ring Kevin on 0418 395 343.

New Year's Eve, Sunday December 31, 2017

1967 Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Party!
Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill Hotel, 8:00pm
featuring Steve Lucas, Billy Miller, Kelly Auty, Andrea Lees & TBC
Tickets available here.


Saturday February 10, Hampton RSL

Friday March 2, Ariette's Concert Lounge

Saturday March 24, Eddie'sBand Room

Saturday April 14, Burvale Hotel

Saturday April 28, Hampton Hotel

Saturday June 30, Eddie'sBand Room

Tuesday July 3, Colac Civic Centre

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