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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]


Friday July 28, Private Gig

Friday August 4, 2017
Ariette's Concert Lounge (Croydon Bowls Club),
212 Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon
Giants of '60s Rock Show
Tickets available here.

Saturday August 5, 2017
Summer of Love 50th Anniversay Show
Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Rd, Elstermwick, 8:00pm
featuring Billy Miller, Nikki Nicholls, Ronnie Charles, Dan Robinson with Andrea Lees
Tickets available here.

Saturday September 2, Niddrie Shopping Precinct, 10am-2pm

Saturday September 16, 2017
Union Club, Richmond,
22 Gleadell St, 8pm

Saturday October 7, 2017
'60s Double Trouble Show
Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick, 8:00pm
featuring Billy Miller
Tickets available soon.

Sunday October 8, Federation Square, 12pm until 1:30pm, free!

Saturday October 14, 2017
Hampton RSL, 25 Hollyrood St, Hampton, 8pm
Table bookings:
9598 0460

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 December 16, Private gig

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