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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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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 September 2, Niddrie Shopping Precinct, 10am-2pm

Saturday September 16, 2017
Giants of '60s Rock Show
featuring RONNIE CHARLES, KELLY AUTY and Andrea Lees
Union Club, Richmond,
22 Gleadell St, 8pm
Bookings: 9836 5785

Saturday October 7, 2017
'60s Double Trouble Show
Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick, 8:00pm
featuring Billy Miller
Tickets available soon.

Sunday October 8, Federation Square, 12pm until 1:30pm, free!

Saturday October 14, 2017
Hampton RSL, 25 Hollyrood St, Hampton, 8pm
Table bookings:
9598 0460

Saturday November 18, 2017
The '60s Girls Rock Show
Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill Hotel, 8:00pm
featuring Kelly Auty with Andrea Lees
Tickets available soon.

Saturday December 16, Private gig

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