Venue: Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166 Phone: (03) 9568 1432

Kevin Borich Express

"He's amazing, he's one of the best guitarists I've heard" (says SANTANA)... and we are very pleased to have KEVIN BORICH EXPRESS back at the Caravan.

With a professional career spanning over 40 years, Kevin Borich has delivered his talents with his band, the Kevin Borich Express to audiences all over the globe. Kevin is well known for his high-energy electric guitar style and his performance is hailed throughout the music industry as world class. A special moment in 1979 saw Kevin jam with Carlos Santana before 80,000 at the Rock Arena mega shows in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Saturday 30 May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

My Friend the Chocolate Cake - Sunday Arvo Matinee

Due to huge success last year, we are very pleased to have MFTCC back at the Caravan as a Sunday Afternoon Family Friendly Show. ALL SOLD OUT

Celebrating almost 25 years at the forefront of Australian music, My Friend the Chocolate Cake are back at Caravan Music Club for a family friendly Sunday matinee show on 31 May. This is the band with the strings, the piano, the big tunes and the plainly daft name. Here’s your chance to experience the imaginative and intensely colourful and new music of My Friend the Chocolate Cake.

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Sunday 31 May
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price:
Sold Out

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the huge growth in popularity of this show, to guarantee a seat, it is essential you book your ticket direct with Caravan Music – via online or via email info@caravanmusic.com.au.  Also, the Bistro is a separate business, and a booking for dinner does not guarantee a booking for Singalong, so please book separately – Thank you :-).

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Wednesday 03 June
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: $15+bf (GA) online,
$15 at the door (if still available)
Please book dining reservations separately :-)

Belmar Records Top 10 Vol.3 CD Launch

Boutique Roots music label Belmar Records is celebrating another big year of ‘after dinner’ recording sessions launching their TOP 10 Vol 3! The night will feature some of Melbourne’s best Jazz Blues and Soul artists with over 20 musicians and singers including CONTINENTAL ROBERT SUSZ, YVETTE JOHANSSON, THE PEARLY SHELLS and many more!

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Friday 05 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)

Anne McCue - Album Launch

It's been way too long... Alas we are so pleased to have the Stunning Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue back at the 'Van - this time launching her 6th studio album - "Blue Sky Thinkin' ".

“I’ve been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I’m very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song for her upcoming album. She wrote the song with John Hadley and the brilliant David Olney. You can’t go wrong with such talent.” -Dave Alvin

“I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence.

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Saturday 06 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (If still available)

Brian Cadd & Band

It's an absolute pleasure to have such an iconic singer/songwriter/keyboardist BRIAN CADD perform with his band at the Caravan for the first time in June. With special guests: THE PARDONERS (Sam See & Glyn Mason). ALL TIX SOLD OUT

 “His songs are timeless and he plays everyone’s favourites and some great new songs. He has the whole audience involved from the start…” Fan Review (Nov 2014).

From 1966 until his departure for America in 1975, singer, songwriter, keyboard player and producer BRIAN CADD was one of the most prominent musicians on the local scene.

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Friday 12 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price:
Sold Out

Raw Brit presents 'Machine Head'

Raw Brit are a hard rockin’ combo and they’ll be hitting the stage once again at the Caravan in June with a very special salute to Deep Purple performing the entire "Machine Head" album in the first set, as well as many other unforgettable classics from British Rock bands including Free, Bad Co, Led Zep, The Who, Slade and Cream & many more in the 2nd set. RAW BRIT have been selling out each show with every one being a full rocking house, so get in quick!

Featuring MICK PEALING (Stars) on vocals, BOB SPENCER (Skyhooks/Angels) on guitar/vocals, JOHN FAVARO (The Badloves) on bass/vocals and PETER MASLEN (Boom Crash Opera) on drums/vocals and special guest, Scott Griffiths on keyboards, there’s no denying that these guys know how to rock.

The group is set to perform Deep Purple’s most successful album in the first set, and what is often labelled as one of the biggest influences in the early development of heavy metal, Machine Head, in its entirety.

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Saturday 13 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$28 at the door (if still available)
Selling Fast

Chris Wilson & Shane O'Mara

Seemingly every two or so years Chris Wilson & Shane O'Mara reunite to revisit Chris's much loved iconic album 'Live At The Continental' & a few other tunes that are rockin' their boats... Come along and hear this unique duo play and provoke, laugh, bicker, prowl and delight in each others company for 2 magical and exclusive Melbourne shows at the Caravan Club. NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Friday 26 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$32+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at the door (If available)

Chris Wilson & Shane O'Mara

Seemingly every two or so years Chris Wilson & Shane O'Mara reunite to revisit Chris's much loved iconic album 'Live At The Continental' & a few other tunes that are rockin' their boats... Come along and hear this unique duo play and provoke, laugh, bicker, prowl and delight in each others company for 2 magical and exclusive Melbourne shows at the Caravan Club. NOT TO BE MISSED!

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Saturday 27 June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$32+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at the door (If available)

Mojo Juju Album Launch

In celebration of the brand new album ‘Seeing Red / Feeling Blue’, Mojo Juju is hitting the road this June to give these songs their debut live performance. With special guests: KIDDO, (aka Loretta Miller & band)

Already making waves with the first two singles – ‘A heart is not a Yo-yo’ and ‘They Come & They Go’ – Mojo has made it clear that there is a distinct change of feel on this new album, exploring pop & soul sensibilities, with a slight electronic flavor in the mix. With a fresh sound comes a fresh band.

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Saturday 04 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at the door

Black Sorrows

The unforgettable Black Sorrows are back at the Van in July. Witness first hand an afternoon of two big sets of passion and joy for music that sees Joe Camilleri still touring after nearly fifty years. UNMISSABLE!

Joe Camilleri is one of Australia’s most adored musicians. His chart-topping band, The Black Sorrows, are about to release their seventeenth album, Certified Blue.

In classic Camilleri style, the album travels the full breadth of Joe’s musical tastes as it explores rock, country, blues and jazz.

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Sunday 05 July
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door (if still available)

Ian Moss

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul... and we're very much looking performing at the Caravan in July for the very first time in 2015! With special guest: CRAIG HEATH - ALL TIX SOLD OUT

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of unusual tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

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Saturday 11 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price:
Sold Out

50 Years of BILLY MILLER 'Beatles' Magic

By popular demand, after two sellout Caravan Beatles shows last year, on July 12th Melbourne's champion of Beatles music Billy Miller (Ferrets) and the Love Brothers will commemorate and celebrate 51 years of Beatle Bliss. Unmissable.

In July 1965 Billy’s mum bought him his first guitar, and a week later he had the chords to 50 Beatles songs under his belt. Until then, singing along with the Fab Four in front of the mirror, using a broom for a mike stand, was the order of the day.

The afternoon will kick off with a Beatles “Singalong” and after that, the band will step up where you can dance the afternoon away.

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Sunday 12 July
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door

A tribute to Vassilis Tsitsanis

Bringing together a collection of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians; ACHILLES YIANGOULLI, CON KALAMARAS, DEAN GEORGALAS, NICK KOUTSALIOTIS & STAVRINA DIMITRIOU, this concert aims to play tribute to the iconic Vassilis Tsitsanis, focusing on some of his most memorable and celebrated works from the 1940’s and 1950s.

The concert will to follow the amazing career in chronological order and also weaving within the story historical circumstances

Born in Trikala, Tsitsanis was interested in music and learnt to play the bouzouki, violin and the mandolin which were the mainstay of so many of his songs.

In 1936 he left for Athens to study Law, and by 1937, had made his first musical recording.

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Saturday 18 July
Doors open: 8pn (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats $25+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

Daryl Braithwaite

It's been over a year since DARYL BRAITHWAITE has set foot on the Caravan stage, and we very pleased to have him back with his rockin' band in July 2015.

Daryl Braithwaite’s initial success as a singer came with Sherbet, a band which forever remains in the history books of Australian music. Throughout the 70’s, Sherbet produced 20 national Top 40 singles and were the first Australian band to top the one million dollar mark in album sales in the country with a total of 15 albums and 30 singles to the credit with songs like “Summer Love” becoming the highest selling single of 1975.

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Friday 24 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $39.50+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door (if available)
On Sale Now

MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION

After 2 years, acclaimed songwriter Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties & Anything) makes a return to the Caravan Music Club with his band "The Roving Commission", to perform his huge back catalog of songs throughout his musical career. With special guests: JEMMA & THE CLIFTON HILLBILLIES

“Mick Thomas has some secret magic to his writing… he surely can write great songs that make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?” but of course we never do. He writes about mates, ratbags, races, places, weddings, parties, funny stuff – anything – but they are really good stories and great songs.

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Saturday 25 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35+bf, General Admission-$25+bf
$27 at the door

Rob Snarski w/ Shane O'Mara

It is an honour to have the haunting voice of ROB SNARSKI with stellar guitarist SHANE O'MARA perform everything from Nina Simone to Pulp, Edwyn collins to Glen Campbell along with chosen tracks from Rob's acclaimed album released last year 'Wounded Bird'. With special guest: JESS RIBEIRO

Rob Snarski – one of Australia’s great romantic singers.

“Low Fidelity (Songs By Request Volume 1)” is a collection of songs requested by lovers of Rob Snarski’s voice.  Everything from Nina Simone to Pulp, Edwyn Collins to Glen Campbell; from classic songs to the more obscure.  Recorded in the hills of Tecoma on an iPhone and embellished by guitarist/producer Shane O’Mara, it’s an intimate and raw recording, unpolished but made with care.

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Friday 31 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

Mental As Anything

We are very excited to have MENTAL AS ANYTHING perform at the Caravan Club for the very first time in August. We'll get to hear their hits such as "Too Many Times", "Mr Natural", "Live it up" and lots more! With special guest: GREG CHAMPION.

Still as brilliant ever award winning Mental as Anything are going strong with sell out performances.  Their entertaining and timeless music will have you enjoying songs such as the classics The Nips are Getting Bigger Too Many Times, Mr Natural & Live it Up, to name a few.

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Sunday 09 August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at the door (If still available)
Selling Fast

Russell Morris & Band

We are glad to have Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS back at the Caravan with his rockin' band, performing songs from his ARIA award winning album "Sharks Mouth" as well as hits throughout his vast musical career. With special guest: MIA WRAY.

Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late ’60s, he went on to become one of the country’s first singer/songwriters. Both ends of his career feature predominantly in the soundtrack to the movie The Dish.

Morris’ career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image, which rose to prominence with a local hit version of the Joe South song “Hush.

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Friday 14 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$42+bf, General Admission-$30+bf
$33 at the door (if still available)

Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis

Since their first show only 3 years ago, Melbourne's very own Sun Rising Band have quickly become Australia's premier tribute to the timeless music of Sun Records, selling out across the country, headlining Rock 'n' Roll festivals, and even receiving an endorsement from the son of Sun records founder, Sam Phillips! Now, the band return to the Caravan Club to pay their respects to the King of Rock 'n' Roll!

2015 marks what would have been Elvis’ 80th year on earth and while we can’t imagine Elvis with a walking frame, dentures or grey hair, we can remember a man who will always be known as, the King of Rock n Roll.

And so, after last years sell out Elvis Anniversary Show at The Caravan Club, Sun Rising return by popular demand on August 15th to celebrate both Elvis’ 80th Birthday and the 38th Anniversary of his passing.

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Saturday 15 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

Spoonful w/ JVG Guitar Method

Every now and then a double act comes along. A double act that was meant to be. Spoonful and the Guitar Method both pack out inner city and out of town pubs in a similar sorta way. They both play gigs that go off. Just imagine the potency of a Spoonful / Guitar Method double act. These two bands entertain like no others in this town.

The JVG Guitar Method will open the show –

The Guitar Method is the product of JVG from RRR, Mark Ferrie from the RocKwizOrkestra, Ash Davies from drum heaven and Dale Lindrea from bass hell.

Ever heard about the Caravan Music Club’s Winnebago Lounge? It is still spoken about in hushed and revered tones around the halls of the OakleighRSL.

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Saturday 22 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Lennard Promotions proudly presents multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter on her 2015 Acoustic World Tour, with very special guest, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter TIFT MERRITT.

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will return to Australia for the first time in over 10 years for on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances as part of her 2015 Acoustic World Tour. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014.

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Saturday 05 September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats-$99+bf, General Admission-89+bf
$95 at the door (if available)
Selling Fast

Steve Poltz (USA)

With standing ovations and 'Artist Of The Festival' for 2015 Port Fairy Folk Festival we are so pleased to have brilliant STEVE POLTZ drive the Caravan Stage for two big sets in October. Steve's shows were total sell outs when he toured Melbourne earlier this year, so if you want tix, you'll need to be quick!

About Steve Poltz:

– He co-wrote Jewel’s hit “You Were Meant For Me” and yes, he’s the ‘that’ guy in the video clip!

– He ‘Trick or Treated’ at Liborace’s place as a child

– He met Elvis Presley where Elvis hugged Steve’s sister for a just little too long

– He’s the most unbelieveable story teller you will get to see.

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Friday 09 October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (If available)

Mick Pealing Band - The Songs Of Andy Durant & Stars

Mick and his five piece band return to the “Van” to celebrate the music of Stars and Andy Durant. From the 70’s albums Paradise, Land of Fortune, 1157 and the magnificent Andy Durant Memorial Concert. You’ll hear 2 big sets of classics including “Look After Yourself”, “Last Of The Riverboats”, “Mighty Rock” and “Quick On The Draw” and much more!. Get in quick before tickets sell out!

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Saturday 10 October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35, General Admission-$27
$30 at the door
ON SALE SOON

Becky Cole - 'Sweet Rebecca' Tour

Multiple ARIA Top 10 Country award winning songstress Beccy Cole will be touring Melbourne with her rockin' band & stopping by the 'Van to perform songs from her new acclaimed album 'Sweet Rebecca' as well as a selection of highlights throughout her 20 year musical career. This show is not to be missed!

Country songstress Beccy Cole has delighted Australian listeners and concert goers for more than twenty years.

The Adelaide-born star’s glowing warmth, honeyed voice, bawdy sense of humour and perpetual smile have helped make Beccy one of the nation’s best-loved and most celebrated artists. With her stunning tenth release Sweet Rebecca, Beccy colours these winning qualities with bittersweet remembrance and reflection on her life thus far – both onstage and off.

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Friday 06 November
Doors open: 8pn (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$27 at the door (if still available)

Backsliders

Music festival favourites, the 'Backsliders' band is fast approaching their 4th decade, with no sign of slowing down. DOM TURNER, ROB HIRST & IAN COLLARD need no introduction, playing driving Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues sounds with original 21st Century new blues anthems. It's their ONLY MELBOURNE SHOW.

“Australian blues that goes well beyond the 12-bar…” – The Music.com.au

“…acoustic blues with punch… refreshingly energetic” – Rhythms Magazine

2011 ARIA Blues and Roots nominees and I-Tunes Australian Blues and Roots album of the year winners, Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for over 30 years.

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Friday 20 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door (if still available)