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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.

 

     

 


'60s music attracts a diverse range of people but the majority are in the 45+ age group. This group is looking for:

  • a clean and well presented venue that has good food

  • a large dance floor and great live music for dancing 

  • the opportunity to have fun and meet people. 

Check out pix of the Friends of The Substitutes here!

Check out our FACEBOOK page here

The Substitutes are Melbourne's best '60s band bar none and we actively encourage dancing - we love dancers!


Help us recreate the atmosphere from the Thumpin' Tum, Berties, The Catcher, Opus, etc. 
So if you enjoy '60s music and would like to see it played by a seriously good band, and you'd like to meet people of similar age and interests, and you like dancing, please come along. 
See below for the dates. 

"It will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song, but for the sake of your own peace of mind" [from the song "San Franciscan Nights recorded by Eric Burdon & the Animals in 1967]

Gigs

 

NEW VENUE GRAND OPENING

Saturday February 24, The Pearl @ Oakleigh

The Resurrection Shuffle '60s Show featuring BARRY SMITH, KELLY AUTY, ANDREA LEES

8:30pm, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh, Ticket available here.

 

Friday March 2, Ariette's Concert Lounge

Explosive Hits of the '60s featuring STEVE LUCAS
8:00pm, 212 Mount Dandenong Rd,Croydon (Croydon Bowling Club)
Book online here or ring
0418 131 489.

 

Friday March 9, Curlewis Golf Club

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY and ANDREA LEES
1345 Portarlington Rd Curlewis. Dinner and show bookings
; 5251 1111

 

Saturday March 24, Eddie's Band Room

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY and ANDREA LEES
8:30pm, 168 Chesterville Rd Moorabbin, Table bookings:
9532 2775

 

Saturday April 14, Burvale Hotel

Explosive Hits of the '60s featuring STEVE LUCAS
PLUS
The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY and ANDREA LEES

8:00pm, Cnr Springvale Rd & Burwood Hwy, Vermont South,
 

Saturday April 28, Hampton Hotel

Giants of '60s Rock Show
8:00pm, 25 Holyrood St Hampton. Table bookings: 9598 0460

 

Saturday May 12, German Club Tivoli

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY
8pm, 291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor. Table bookings:
9529 5211

 

Saturday June 30, Eddie's Band Room

Giants of '60s Rock Show
8:30pm, 168 Chesterville Rd Moorabbin, Table bookings:
9532 2775

 

Tuesday June 26, Colac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY and ANDREA LEES
11am,
95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac. Online bookings here.
 

Sunday July 15, Essendon Bowls Club, 3pm-6pm

Giants of '60s Rock Show
50 Raleigh St Essendon. Table bookings:
9375 2522


October 8, 9, 10

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY and ANDREA LEES
Castlemaine, Bendigo, Daylesford - details TBA.

 

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