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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 pix of the Friends of The Substitutes here!

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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]

Gigs


Saturday February 29, 2020, Hampton RSL, 8pm

The '60s Brass Rock Show featuring BRASS ATTACK with PAUL WILLIAMSON
25 Holyrood St, Hampton, $20, table bookings:
9598 0460
 


Saturday March 14, 2020, Carnegie Hall, 8pm

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY & Andrea Lees
Dutch Abel Tasman Club, 60 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie
Bookings through Sid on 0409 699 311.
Reserved seating $22 or $20 for G/A
 

Saturday March 21, 2020, Bentleigh Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show featuring BARRY SMITH
Yawla St, Bentleigh. $20.
Songs by The Town Criers will be featured.
This show is run in conjunction with Life's-a-Ball. Bookings SMS Mez on 0417 376 330
 


Saturday April 4, 2020, Eddies Band Room, 9pm

The '60s British Invasion Package Show
featuring ONLY the music of The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who and The Hollies

168 Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin, $15, Bookings:
9532 2775
 

Saturday April 18, 2020, Triumph Car Owners Celebration

Ballarat


Saturday April 25, 2020, British Classic Motor Cycle Celebration

Newstead
 

Saturday May 9, 2020, Rochford Concert Lounge, 8pm

The '60s Girls Rock Show featuring KELLY AUTY & Andrea Lees
878 Maroondah Hwy Coldstream. Tickets available shortly.

 

Saturday May 16, 2020, Oakleigh Lounge, 8:30pm

The House of the Rising Sun Show
featuring the music of Eric Burdon & The Animals, Manfred Mann & The Yardbirds
featuring ROB PRICE

95 Drummond st,Oakleigh. Ticket bookings HERE.


 

Saturday May 23, 2020, Bentleigh Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show featuring RONNIE CHARLES
Yawla St, Bentleigh. $20.
Songs by The Groop and The Loved Ones will be featured.
This show is run in conjunction with Life's-a-Ball. Bookings SMS Mez on 0417 376 330
 

[JUNE: MID WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK]
 

Friday July 3, 2020, The Concert Lounge, 8pm

The '60s British Invasion Package Show
featuring ONLY the music of The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who and The Hollies

212
Mt Dandenong Rd, Croydon (Croydon Bowls Club), Bookings:
0418 131 489

 

Saturday July 18, 2020, Hampton RSL, 8pm

Show TBA
25 Holyrood St, Hampton, table bookings:
9598 0460
 

Saturday August 1, 2020, Oakleigh Lounge, 8:30pm

The '60s Brass Rock Show featuring BRASS ATTACK with PAUL WILLIAMSON
95 Drummond st, Oakleigh. Ticket bookings soon.

 

Saturday August 15, 2020, Carnegie Hall, 8:30pm

Rolling Stones vs The Beatles Show
60 Rosstown Rd, Carnegie. Bookings: TBA

 

Saturday August 29, 2020, German Club Tivoli, 8pm

The 1967 Summer of Love Show featuring TANYA KAY and ANDREA LEES
291 Dandenong Rd, Windsor, Bookings: 0499 188 826.

 

Saturday September 12, 2020, Eddies Band Room, 8:30pm

The House of the Rising Sun Show
featuring the music of Eric Burdon & The Animals, Manfred Mann & The Yardbirds
featuring ROB PRICE

168 Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin. $20. Ticket bookings:
9532 2775

 

Saturday September 19, 2020, Bentleigh Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
Yawla St, Bentleigh. $20.
This show is run in conjunction with Life's-a-Ball. Bookings SMS Mez on 0417 376 330

 

Sunday October 11, 2020, Essendon RSL (TBC), 3-6pm

Show TBA
25 Holyrood St, Hampton, table bookings:
9598 0460, Doors open at 2pm.


 

Saturday October 17, 2020, Hampton RSL, 8pm

Show TBA
25 Holyrood St, Hampton, table bookings:
9598 0460
 

 

Saturday November 7, 2020, Eddies Band Room, 8:30pm

Show TBA
168 Chesterville Rd, Moorabbin. $20. Ticket bookings:
9532 2775

 

Saturday November 21, 2020, Bentleigh Club, 8pm

Greatest Hits of the '60s Show
Yawla St, Bentleigh. $20.
This show is run in conjunction with Life's-a-Ball. Bookings SMS Mez on 0417 376 330

 

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