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Diary of a 60's Cover Band (Blog)

The latest astonishing song we've added is "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.

We've also recently added "Everlovin' Man" by The Loved Ones to our repertoire 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.

So for a no obligation quotation, please address your email to:

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 February 2, 2019, Hampton RSL, 8pm

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

Saturday February 16, 2019, Latrobe Golf Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
Farm Rd , Alphington
Bookings: TBA

Friday February 22, 2019, Ariette's Concert Lounge, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show WITH BRASS ATTACK
Croydon Bowling Club, 212 Mt Dandenong Rd,
0418 131 489

Sunday March 24, 2019, Essendon Bowls Club, 3pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
50 Raleigh St,

Saturday March 30, 2019, Kingston City Hall, 8pm

The '60s Girls Pop & Rock Show
featuring Kelly Auty, Andrea Lees and THE REBELLES
979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin

  Saturday April 6, 2019, Private Function


Saturday April 13, 2019, Bentleigh Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
Yawla St,

This is a Life's a Ball gig. For bookings contact Mez on: 0417 376 330

Friday May 10, 2019, Kastoria Club, 8pm

219 Elizabeth St,
Coburg North .


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