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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

Saturday December 16, Private gig

Saturday December 23, 2017
[THIS WILL BE OUR LAST SHOW EVER AT CARNEGIE HALL)

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.

2018

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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