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The Substitutes

Rank #247 AU Melbourne, VIC, AU Rock


Sounds Like: The Easybeats, The Pretty Things, Small Faces, The Byrds, The Who

Bio: "Short of a time warp, the closest you can get to experiencing the power, shock and sheer originality of ‘60s rock music is to see The Substitutes live in action".

The Substitutes have been around for over six years recreating that ‘60s excitement and rawness that often gets lost with cover band... See Full Bio

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We are Melbourne's best '60s band. Bar none.

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May 28, 2013
See our double classic album show on June 8 @ the Flying Saucer Club. The Substi... [more]
ATTENTION: Small Faces Fans
Feb 22, 2013
This is you once off opportunity to hear the Ogden's Nutgone Flake album played ... [more]
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  • 2013

    Jul 6

    Fawkner, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Fawkner, VIC, AU
    Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:00pm


    The Substitutes will play the best of the '60s British Mod movement featuring the music of The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks, The Easybeats, Spencer Davis Group etc.

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    Jun 30

    Northcote, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Northcote, VIC, AU
    Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:00pm


    Two classic albums: legendary front man from punk band X presents the Small Faces "Ogden's Nutgone Flake" (1968) album supported Melbourne's best '60s band, The Substitutes, performing "The Best of The Easybeats + Pretty Girl" (1969).

  • 2013

    Jun 8

    Elsternwick, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Elsternwick, VIC, AU
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:00pm


    The Substitutes play 'THE BEST OF THE EASYBEATS + PRETTY GIRL''

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    May 18

    Carnegie, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Carnegie, VIC, AU
    Sat May 18, 2013 8:00pm


    THE SUBSTITUTES play Carnegie Hall with Special Guest ROBERT PRICE who will join us for a selection of material from the Rolling Stones very first album (1964).

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    Mar 23

    MELBOURNE, VIC, AU | 8:00pm

    Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:00pm


    STEVE LUCAS & THE SMALL FAKERS present the “Ogdens Nut Gone Flake” Album (1968). With special guests: THE SUBSTITUTES performing ‘The Rolling Stones - England’s Newest Hit Makers’ (The Rolling Stones 1st album, 1964 - US Version). A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED

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    This is you once off opportunity to hear the Ogden's Nutgone Flake album played track by track by Steve Lucas & the Small Fakers (featuring members of X, The Substitutes & ...
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    Bid in the new year with a wild trip back to the '60s as retro rockers Billy Miller & the Love Brothers and The Substitutes windmill us into 2013 on Monday December 31 ...
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