1 Victor Rd, Bentleigh East VIC 3165

Caravan Music Club are excited to announce that we will be  presenting music at a new venue from April 2018.

We will be located at South Oakleigh Club at 1 Victor Rd, Bentleigh East 3165

Only 4kms down the road overlooking the beautiful Yarra Yarra Golf Course.  Cheers The Caravan Crew

Tickets available Monday 26th Feb at 9am. To be eligible you need to be a Caravan/SOC Member. More details to follow.

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, MICK THOMAS is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring. Along for the ride piano-accordionist SQUEEZEBOX WALLY, drummer to the beat DAVE FOLLEY and mighty bass-player MICHAEL HUBBARD. The night will also feature folk and country songstress AILEEN O'HANLON. Special Guest FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK (Trio)

2017 saw Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life.

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Tue 03rd April
Doors open: 7pm (Showtme 7.30pm)
Price: General Admission- No Charge
Sold out
If you would like to have a meal at the bistro, please contact the SOC on 9579 4855. Meals available from 530pm to 9pm

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

You don’t have to come every month just check in when you need a dose of joy and maybe a glass of wine. Rebecca says “Some of the most memorable, intense, fun and therapeutic moments of my life have been when singing and even better when singing with other voices”. The Singalong Society is for people who want to sing Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones and anything great.

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Wed 04th April
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$20+bf
Sold out

Vika & Linda

For 30 years, the glorious voices of VIKA & LINDA BULL have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Rockwiz, C.W. Stoneking, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers and many more.

Their invitation to join Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows ushered in that band’s most successful era: Hold Onto Me, Harley and Rose and Better Times were all tripleplatinum albums between ’88 and ’92, and the sisters’ prominent vocals captivated massive audiences, here and worldwide.

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Thu 05th April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$40 at door if available
Sold out

Vika & Linda

For 30 years, the glorious voices of VIKA & LINDA BULL have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Rockwiz, C.W. Stoneking, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers and many more.

Their invitation to join Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows ushered in that band’s most successful era: Hold Onto Me, Harley and Rose and Better Times were all tripleplatinum albums between ’88 and ’92, and the sisters’ prominent vocals captivated massive audiences, here and worldwide.

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Fri 06th April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
ON SALE NOW !!

The Good Lovelies (CAN)

JUNO and four-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners, this Canadian ensemble delights with their impeccable and uplifting three-part vocal harmonies, winsome songwriting and comedic banter. Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks are each immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right. Together, their interwoven voices create powerful and pure, organic and inspiring harmonies that elevates THE GOOD LOVELIES from impressive to peerless.

Over the course of more than a decade they have recorded ​eight
albums and charmed audiences across the globe. They return to Australia in March 2018, launching their new album “SHAPESHIFTERS” at Blue Mountains Music Festival, Yackandandah and The National Folk Festival and a very special series of concerts across NSW and Victoria.

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Wed 11th April
Doors open: 8pm(Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door
Selling Fast
GA tickets available

Russell Morris & Band

Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!! A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend RUSSELL MORRIS. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.

In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.
Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as;
Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl
That I Love and many many more.

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Fri 13th April
Doors open: 8pm. Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Cara

CARA tour worldwide with their unique interpretations of Celtic music. Their sound is firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish tradition yet their innovative arrangements even of well-known material sets them apart and make them instantly recognizable. Their own exciting compositions have received wide critical acclaim. Fronted by two female lead singers, a trademark of the band, CARA combine their mastery of vocals, piano, fiddle, flute, guitar, bodhrán, uilleann pipes and accordion with a dry-witted and entertaining stage presence.

2016 marks the thirteenth year since CARA was formed. 2010 and 2014 saw them change their line-up and become a multi-national band with Scottish and German band members.
CARA got presented with two Irish Music Awards, ‘Best New Irish Artist’ in January 2010 and the prestigious award for ‘Top Group’ in January 2011.

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Sun 15th April
Doors open: 3pm(Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf
$35 at door if available
Coming Soon
ON SALE NOW !!

In Oakleigh Tonight with JVG

The Caravan's very own tonight show IOT will return on Thursday April 19th You ask whatever happened to variety entertainment? It's back.

Be there on Thurs April 19th for 7th IOT show. Your host RRR’s JON VON GOES and the IOT house band will be joined by guests TBA

lt’ll be like being at home watching telly when there were 4 channels and everything was live. Singing, dancing, interviews, a desk, a couch, a house band, a house poet, a barrel, a wheel, prizes, mall talk, local legends, big names, small names, dinner, show.

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Thu 19th April
Doors open: 7.30pm (Showtime 8pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$23+bf General Admission $18+bf
$20 at door if available
Selling Fast

Backsliders

BACKSLIDERS return to The Caravan to revisit their Heathen Songbook, an album of driving Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues sounds with original 21st Century new blues anthems with Australian overtones. DOM TURNER, ROB HIRST & IAN COLLARD(along with some very special guests) will play tracks from the new album as well as songs from their 30-year history.

Live Reviews
“A Backsliders show is like no other..” Far from the Mississippi delta, they took us to the water’s edge, ‘til we felt the riverbed beneath our feet” Rhythms Magazine 2015
“It is no wonder that The Backsliders are regarded as Australia’s greatest blues outfit: they consist of four world-class exponents of their respective instruments.

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Fri 20th April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door (if still available)
ON SALE NOW !!

Renee Geyer

Melbourne’s first lady of soul and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee returns with her dynamite live show to the Caravan. With a recording career spanning 30 years, RENEE GEYER is one of the few musicians in Australia to have released music in each decade from the 1970s to now.

She has worked with Chaka Khan, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Sting. She is a singer, songwriter, producer and author, and one of Australia’s most loved live performers.

Expect signature tunes like It’s a Man’s World and unique versions of songs such as Why Can’t We Live Together.

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Sat 21st April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door if avaiable

Kevin Welch (US)

KEVIN WELCH has a career spanning four decades as a recording artist and producer, as well as writing songs for others such as Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen, Solomon Burke, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, and many others. Most recently Grammy-award winner, Chris Stapleton, released a version of Welch’s MILLIONAIRE that went to number #1 on iTunes in its first week of release.

Producing a dozen records over the years, most for Dead Reckoning Records, the label he co- founded in Nashville in the mid 90s, Welch’s music has carried him around the planet, earning him deep respect in the musical community and fans from every walk of life, including the former president of the United States, Barack Obama.

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Sun 22nd April
Doors open: 3pm(Showtime 3.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door

The Wilson Pickers

The Wilson Pickers are a formidable Australian group with an impeccable songwriting and playing pedigree. Started in 2009 as a side project for ANDREW MORRIS, DANNY WIDDICOMBE, SIME NUGENT, BEN SALTER and JOHN BEDGGOOD, the Wilson Pickers have since gone on to receive an ARIA nomination for each of their three albums, play major festivals throughout Australia and build a reputation for the very, very good time that is had by everyone at their live shows. Special guests THE WEEPING WILLOWS.

The Wilson Pickers play original folk and alt. country songs using bluegrass instrumentation. They stand five men across the front of the stage and are renowned for their 5 part harmony singing and jovial attitude. Their shows are raucous, virtuosic, often spell binding and always fun. In 2017 the happy accidental side project that is the Wilson Pickers rolls on.

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Tue 24th April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door if available
ON SALE NOW !!

Jack Howard & The Ambassadors of Love play Bacharach

"Fresh from touring the world with Midnight Oil as their trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist in 2017, Hunter and Collector JACK HOWARD has returned to the Melbourne scene energised and with music to make. On Saturday April 28th, Jack and The Ambassadors Of Love bring their wonderful Bacharach show to the new Caravan Club at the South Oakleigh Community Club.

Featuring the fabulous MICHAEL sisters – HEATHER on flute and vocals, MARJ on violin and vocals; plus JOHN BERTO on guitar and vocals, ROB WALKER on bass, GREG MURRAY on drums, AMY VALENT CURLIS on percussion and JACK on trumpet and vocals, the band is all class and all heart.

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Sat 28th April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available
If you would like to have a meal at the bistro, please contact the SOC on 9579 4855. Meals available from 530pm to 9pm

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

You don’t have to come every month just check in when you need a dose of joy and maybe a glass of wine. Rebecca says “Some of the most memorable, intense, fun and therapeutic moments of my life have been when singing and even better when singing with other voices”. The Singalong Society is for people who want to sing Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones and anything great.

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Wed 02nd May
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$20+bf
Selling Fast

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, ROSS WILSON is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists! Come see a legend of rock and his band ‘THE PEACENIKS’ perform a rockin' show at the Caravan

From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia, to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’ and into the 21st century as a solo performer, Wilson has never been out of the limelight.

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Sat 12th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available

Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds (US)

PRESS PLAY PRESENTS: KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS (USA) After two sell-out Australian tours, legendary voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy bands like The Cramps, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and The Gun Club, Kid Congo Powers returns to Australia in May 2018. Special guests: DAVE GRANEY & THE MistLY

Bringing back a heady mix of fuzz guitar, New Orleans drum beats and bass lines dripping with soul, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds “cast garage-surf-spaghetti-western-retro-futuristic magic”.

Be sure not to miss one of rock n’ roll’s true legends.

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Thu 17th May
Doors open: 8pm(Show 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $32+bf
$35 at the door if available
Selling Fast

Eilen Jewell

Love Police Touring is pleased to announce that superb singer-songwriter EILEN JEWELL and her band will return to Australia in May. Special guest GEORGIA STATE LINE.

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Eilen Jewell is a remarkable singer-songwriter whose honesty, confidence and respect permeate her music dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006.

Since then, she has gone on to record an impressive and classy back bunch of albums with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at it’s core.

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Thu 24th May
Doors open: 8pm(Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $49.50+bf, General Admission- $38.50+bf
$40 at door if available