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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. 

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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]


Saturday October 28, 2017
Giants of '60s Rock Show

German Club Tivoli, 291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor, 8pm, $15
Table bookings: 9529 5211

Friday November 10 2017, Ariette's Concert Lounge
Last Public Solo Gig for 2017
Croydon Bowling Club, 212 Mount Dandenong Rd, Croydon
Table Bookings: 0418 131 489

Friday November 24, 2017, Casa D'Abuzzo
The '60s Girls Rock Show
55 O'Hearns Rd Epping. Bookings ring: 9401 4552
featuring Kelly Auty & Andrea Lees

Saturday November 18, 2017
The '60s Girls Rock Show
Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill Hotel, 8:00pm
featuring Kelly Auty with Andrea Lees
Tickets available soon.

Saturday November 25, 2017, Union Club @ Richmond Bowls
Giants of '60s Rock Show
2 Gleadell St, Richmond, 8pm
featuring STEVE LUCAS, Kelly Auty and Andrea Lees

Saturday December 16, Private gig

Giants of '60s Rock Show

Carnegie Hall, 60 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie, 8pm
featuring BARRY SMITH!!!
For table bookings ring Kevin on 0418 395 343.

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