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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.

 

     

 


'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 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
 

Friday December 31, Carnegie Hall, Doors open 7:00pm

NEW YEAR'S EVE The '60s SNAP, CRACKLE & BOOM Show

With Special Guests BARRY SMITH, KELLY AUTY with ANDREA LEES


A wild mixture of Pop, Rock & Soul Hits
!
60 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie. CVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $55 (incl. finger food) here.

 

Saturday February 19, Oakleigh RSL, Doors open 8:00pm

TRUST US. WE ROCK.

Featuring the music of Manfred Mann, The Animals,The Beatles & The Who


A wild mixture of Pop, Rock & Soul Hits
!
95 Drummond St, Oakleigh. COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $25
TBA
 

Saturday March 5, Hampton RSL, Doors open 8:00pm

Beatles vs Stones Show

The Beatles hits vs the Rolling Stones hits
25 Holyrood St, Hampton. COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $20. Tickets available soon.

Sunday March 13, Sorrento RSL, Doors open 2:00pm

Beatles vs Stones Show

The Beatles hits vs the Rolling Stones hits
1-3 Hurley St, Sorrento. COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $30. Tickets available soon.

Saturday March 19, Bentleigh Club, Doors open 8:00pm

TRUST US. WE ROCK. Featuring Barry Smith.

Yawla St, Bentleigh. COVID-19 restrictions apply.
N.B. This is a LIFES-A-BALL event.
Tickets $25 available from Mez on 0417 376 330
 

Saturday March 26, Anglesea SLSC, Doors open 8:00pm

GREATEST HITS OF THE SIXTIES SHOW

The Beatles,  Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Who, The Hollies, Manfred Mann et al.
100 Great Ocean Rd, Anglesea. COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $20 available from trybooking.com soon.
 

Saturday April 2, Wickers Club Doors open 8:00pm

KINKSIZE HITS SHOW

Featuring the music of The Kinks, The Hollies, The Who and The Animals
Elsternwick Park Sports Club, 170 Glenhuntley Rd, Elsternwick
 COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets $25 available from trybooking.com here soon.
 

Saturday April 23, Arco Bar Show starts 8:00pm

Chilled Hits of the Sixties Show

Featuring the quiet music of The Beatles The Kinks, The Hollies, The Animals et al
8 Arco Lane, Heatherton, Dinner & Show or Show only
 COVID-19 restrictions apply.
Tickets TBA available from trybooking.com here soon.

 

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