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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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October 8-12, Regional Victoria Tour

The Giants of '60s Rock Show

October 8, Boort Memorial Hall, 1pm

October 10
Stawell Town Hall, 2pm
October 11
Broadford Hall, Murchison St, 2pm
October 12,
Castlemaine, Castlemaine Town Hall, 2pm


Saturday October 13, Wonthaggi Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
16 McBride Ave, Wonthaggi. Bookings available soon.


Saturday October 20, Spotted Mallard, 8pm

the '60s Girls Rock & Pop Show featuring The Rebelles, Kelly Auty and Andrea Lees
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
. Tix available here.


Saturday October 27, Hampton RSL, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
25 Holyrood St, Hampton
Table bookings:  9598 0460

Saturday November 3, the Pearl, 8pm

Rock 'n' Brass '60s Show featuring Rob Price & Brass Attack
95-97 Drummond St, Oakleigh
. Tix available soon.


Saturday November 17, Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party, 8pm

Green Gully Soccer Club, Keilor
Bookings (Rhonda):
0418 132 532


Saturday November 24, Darebin RSL, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
402 Bell St, Preston


Saturday December 8, The Pearl, 8pm

ROCK 'N' BRASS SHOW featuring BARRY SMITH & Brass Attack
95-97 Drummond St, Oakleigh
. Tix available soon.


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