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

Rolling Stones "Goats Head Soup" 40th Anniversary Show - Encore Performance

After such a passionate and magical performance in Dec 2013, the Stones biggest fans and Melbourne’s finest muso’s; NICK BARKER, SHANE O'MARA, ASHLEY DAVIES, BRUCE HAYMES, JUSTIN GARNER & GRANT CUMMERFORD are back at the Caravan for a special encore show. They will be presenting 2 big sets of songs from the much underrated Rolling Stones’ “Goat’s Head Soup” album in its entirety to continue the celebration of its 40th anniversary release. As an added bonus, the band will be also be performing hand picked faves from "Beggars Banquet" (1968) to "Tattoo You" (1981). UNMISSABLE!

Friday 25 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$28 at the door

Grand WaZoo & special guest: JEFF DUFF

After a fantastic sold out show in 2013, The Soul sensation Grand WaZoo combined with the big voice of Jeff Duff will bring back the thrill of the 60s 'n 70s soul classics right here at the Caravan Club once again in 2014.

If you didn’t know that vocalist-entertainer Jeff Duff and Grand WaZoo band leader-trumpet- arranger, John Montesante (formerly known as John Santos) were original founding members of 70′s jazz-rock-fusion band, Kush, you may wonder why they are appearing together on a double bill.

In the Kush years, they gigged, toured, appeared on TV shows, at Sunbury, recorded the Snow White album and had a hit with Easy Street.  In the decades since, they remained friends as Jeff Duff took on the world of song, creating shows and bands and recording his 27th album this year. Jeff remains a unique, lithe, eccentric and outrageously talented singer and showman.

After Kush, John freelanced with other bands and artists, before returning to his jazz roots, then introducing Afro-American Soul Music to Australia in 1981, with his legendary 13 piece Grand WaZoo – now celebrating 33 years of ongoing performance. On Jeff’s rare visits to Melbourne, they link up, and Jeff will appear with Grand WaZoo again at The Caravan Club on July 26th

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Saturday 26 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door

The Clip Clop Club

Melbourne’s answer to Gene Autry and The Sons of The Pioneers bring their fabulous harmonies and outrageous humour to The Caravan Music Club. Their appearances are rare these days so do yourself a favour... Yippee Yi Yay! BOOK EARLY TO GET YOUR SEAT!

“Is there anything more beautiful than a sunset? The Clip Clop Club are a lot like a sunset. They seem to have been around since time began, they’re always the same but somehow always different and they’re always totally awesome! A sunset can give your soul wings. So can The Clip Clop Club.”

They are a 7 man band… The Clip Clop Club are consummate semi professionals who pride themselves on the quality of their performance, their adaptability to different/difficult situations and their ability to entertain people from disparate age groups and backgrounds.

They have played over 2,000 gigs in their 21 year career including pubs, festivals, weddings, corporate functions, parties, radio, film and television (The Midday Show, Countdown, In Melbourne Tonight, Today Tonight, A Current Affair, Steve Vizard’s Tonight Live, Richard Stubbs’ Tonight Live).

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Sunday 27 July
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $20+bf, General Admission- $15+bf
$15 at the door

The Black Sorrows

The unforgettable Black Sorrows are back at the Van for the first time in 2014. Witness first hand two big sets of passion and joy for music that sees Joe Camilleri still touring after nearly fifty years. ALL TIX SOLD OUT!

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. Featuring fifteen new tracks penned with Camilleri’s longtime co-writer, Nick Smith.

Joining Joe on stage will be John McAll (keys), Claude Carranza (guitar), Mark Gray (bass) and Angus Burchall (drums).
Don’t miss the chance to see Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows and get a sneak peak of some new tracks and a good dollop of old classics.

Saturday 02 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door
SOLD OUT !

Harry Manx

Canadian bluesman Harry Manx returns to Australia in August for an intimate show at the Caravan. Joining Harry onstage will be multi-award winning keyboardist Clayton Doley.

Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.

Harry played slide guitar for many years before meeting Bhatt in Rajasthan,in fact he had been living in another part of India for many years already, but he started at the beginning under Bhatt’s tutelage, unlearning most of what he knew about playing a slide instrument. He learned Eastern scales and eventually ragas, deceptively complex and regimented musical patterns that form the basis of Indian composition. Learning the voicings of Indian music is a subtle art that comes with time. Harry spent most of twelve years in India learning that.  It was later on that Harry decided to explore the connection between Indian ragas and blues scales which eventually led to the Indo-blues hybrid that has become his style.

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Sunday 03 August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $40+bf
$45 at the door
SELLING FAST

REBECCA BARNARD & BILLY MILLER’S SINGALONG + HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT REHEARSAL

If you would like to participate in the choir at the HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT on August 13th at the Palais Theatre backing Tim Rogers, we strongly advise you be a part of the August sing-a-long get together. Last month all Singalong tickets were sold out, so please don't delay if you would like to be a part of it. Casual Singalongers are very much welcome to join in this month as well.

Each singlaong choir member who performs at the HEART OF ST KILDA CONCERT will receive a complementary ticket however any other person who would like to attend can purchase their tickets directly at http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Heart-Of-St-Kilda-tickets/artist/2010317?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module. All proceeds of this action packed night of entertainment go to St Kilda’s Sacred Heart Mission – Helping Feed Those in Need.

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 06 August
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: $15+bf (GA) online,
$15 at the door
Please book dining reservations separately :-)

WAGONS

It's 2 years since WAGONS have performed at the Caravan and we're very pleased to have them back. Unanimously lauded as one of Australia’s great acts and led by the rare charisma of frontman Henry Wagons they offer heavy doses of stomping outlaw country, irresistible crooning and classic pop. With special guests: THE BROADS

Relentlessly lauded as one of Australia’s great bands, Wagons are excited to be hitting the highways and byways near you, battering their heels upon some sorely neglected local stages. Having spent more time touring and honing their craft in North America than on home shores in recent years, the boys now have their sweaty eyebrows solely set on home turf once again.

This will be the first full band Australian national tour in over three years to celebrate the  release of their much-awaited album Acid Rain and Sugar Cane.

Acid Rain and Sugar Cane follows Henry Wagons’ 2013 duets release Expecting Company that featured spectacular couplings with Alison Mosshart, Robert Forster and more. But, this new full band effort is bound to be regarded as Wagons’ most ambitious and broad-reaching album to date. It’s full of guitar electricity and bombastic, bad-ass Vegas production, from sassy horns and Rat Pack strings through to high voice female choirs.

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Friday 08 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door if still available.
SELLING FAST!

"Follow Me To Tennessee" feat. Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes + Dan Waters + The Weeping Willows

Award-winning Melbourne artists Dan Waters and Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes are teaming up with Americana-sweethearts The Weeping Willows for a Southern-style country/roots extravaganza. UNMISSABLE!

Bryan and The Wildes took out the coveted Golden Guitar for Alt-Country Album of the Year at the2014 Country Music Awards of Australia, whilst Waters’ debut La Vita Bella won last year’s The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Country Album amongst a string of other accolades.“Bryan and band have a peculiar talent for engaging with the tropes and mores of the country/Americana tradition while imbuing their songs with pathos, sharp pop sensibilities, and a uniquely Australian outlook” says Gareth Hipwell of Country Update, whilst Denise Hylands ofTwang calls Bryan “a truly gifted talent…who’s songs sit comfortably alongside storytellers John Prineand Townes Van Zandt”.Waters’ unique southern delivery conjures up comparisons to Tod Snider and even Merle Haggard, with Rhythms Magazine editorMartin Jones describing him as a “charming and completely convincing character who’s songs are consistently affecting”.All three acts are headed toNashville for the 2014 Americana Festival and Conference – but in the meantime they’re inviting YOU to “follow me to Tennessee!”

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Saturday 09 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door

Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Debut Recording

Back by popular demand, 'Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis' return to the Caravan Club to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elvis' debut recording at Sun Records. The show will be fronted by Sun Rising's resident story teller and Elvis fanatic David Cosma who pays a wonderfully passionate tribute to his hero, without the aid of jump suits, fake sideburns and wigs.

Coinciding with Elvis’ Anniversary on August 16, The band will perform a special show focusing on Elvis’ Sun recordings, along with a selection of his early RCA hits!

The show will feature the music by Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Howlin’ Wolf and many more!

After performing in 5 different states this year already, Sun Rising, The Songs That Made Memphis promise an unforgettable night as the critically acclaimed ‘Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis’, brilliantly relive the amazing music and classic stories of Sun’s early years, paying homage to both the artists and Sun’s owner/producer, Sam Phillips.

Don’t miss out, as the show, returns to Caravan Club on the 16th of August with this special tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.

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Saturday 16 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$27 at the door

Stax On Soul Revue

Featuring guest singers; KYLIE AULDIST, SUZANNAH ESPIE, IAN COLLARD, STELLA ANGELICO, CHRIS WILSON & SARAH CARROLL and an all star band including MATT GREEN, GRANT CUMMERFORD, BRENDAN MACMAHON, PETER PUNK, DANNY MCKENNA, & THE DYNAMO HORNS. Get your tix, before they all sell out!

The STAX ON SOUL REVUE BAND was born out of the much loved and anticipated annual soul fest that has been held at Yah Yah’s. It came about from the mutual love and respect everyone had for the music and artist’s that have come off the Stax record label. The nights were a huge success as everyone’s aim was to reproduce and give justice to artist’s such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Carla and Rufus Thomas, Linda Lyndell, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Eddie Floyd, Isaac Hayes, Little Milton, Booker T and the MG’s plus many more by inviting the creme of the crop of Melbourne artist’s such as as KYLIE AULDIST (The Bamboo’s), SUZANNAH ESPIE, IAN COLLARD, STELLA ANGELICO, CHRIS WILSON & SARAH CARROLL – all to contributing to their favourite Stax tunes.

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

Declan O'Rourke (IRE)

Declan O’Rourke returns to Australia for the first time in over 5 years this August to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of his critically acclaimed album “Since Kyabram”. With special guest: AINE TYRELL

“There is something so simple but overwhelmingly powerful about the melodies and emotive storytelling. Since Kyabram is an album I will listen to for the rest of my life and will probably never tire of.” – Edith Bowman, BBC Radio

He will play only 5 intimate shows across the country showcasing songs from the double-platinum selling album, as well later hits including songs from his latest offering “Mag PaiZai”.

Such was the critical and commercial success of “Since Kyabram” in Ireland that it opened the doors for him internationally, earning him plaudits from the likes of Paul Weller and Jonathan Ross, each of whom were rapturous in their praise of Declan’s deep-honey voice and astute song writing abilities.

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Sunday 24 August
Doors open: 3.30pm (Showtime 3.45pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $57+bf (Early Bird $51.50+bf), General Admission- $45+bf (Early Bird: $39.50+bf)
$50 at the door

John Waters - Looking Through A Glass Onion

Also featuring brilliant pianist and vocalist Stewart D'arrietta. It's the last chance for Melbourne fans to see this iconic Australian production before it travels to New York for an Off Broadway run... DUE TO A UNPRECEDENTED OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, WE ARE SO PLEASED TO HAVE ANOTHER SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED!

Looking through a glass onion is a unique stage show – part concert, part monologue, using a great combination of both as well as spot-on lighting to evoke some of the key events and thoughts that made the man and phenomenon that was John Lennon, from the time he was a lad through to the emergence of the Beatles, Yoko, the breakup and interspersed with oblique references to the ominous conclusion that we all know is inevitably to come, as it lurks in the darkness throughout the performance.

In 1992, John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta took to the small stage at the Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo, Sydney with their debut production of “Looking Through A Glass Onion”. What was an initially a one week booking quickly sold out and extended into a six week, sell out season. Thus the original seed of “Looking For A Glass Onion” was born.

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Sunday 24 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$48+bf, General Admission-$$35+bf
$40 at the door if available
SELLING EXTREMELY FAST!

John Waters - Looking Through A Glass Onion

Also featuring brilliant pianist and vocalist Stewart D'arrietta. It's the last chance for Melbourne fans to see this iconic Australian production before it travels to New York for an Off Broadway run... SOLD OUT... SUNDAY 24th SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED!

Tuesday 26 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$48+bf, General Admission-$$35+bf
$40 at the door if available

John Waters - Looking Through A Glass Onion

Also featuring brilliant pianist and vocalist Stewart D'arrietta. It's the last chance for Melbourne fans to see this iconic Australian production before it travels to New York for an Off Broadway run... SOLD OUT... SUNDAY 24th SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED!

Wednesday 27 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$48+bf, General Admission-$$35+bf
$40 at the door if available

John Waters - Looking Through A Glass Onion

Also featuring brilliant pianist and vocalist Stewart D'arrietta. It's the last chance for Melbourne fans to see this iconic Australian production before it travels to New York for an Off Broadway run... SOLD OUT... SUNDAY 24th SHOW JUST ANNOUNCED!

Thursday 28 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$48+bf, General Admission-$$35+bf
$40 at the door

The Audreys

Live favourites and triple ARIA award winners The Audreys released their fourth studio album ‘Til My Tears Roll Away’ earlier this year to high praise and mumblings about more awards. A tougher, grittier offering than their earlier records, with electric guitars fuzzing and wailing and Taasha Coates’ stunning vocals at the fore, Rolling Stone called the album “a record of abandon and grace”, and Stack Magazine "another winner.”

The Audreys spent a good few months touring the album around Australia through winter, wowing audience with a new band and sound. As well as Taasha and bandmate Tristan Goodall, the new line-up also features long-time producer and collaborator Shane O’Mara on guitar, ex-Nashville dude Rick Plant on bass and familiar face Ben Wiesner on drums. Of the recent tour, The Newcastle Herald wrote:

“Engaging and relaxed as they present, The Audreys are an intense bit of gear. They don’t tour incessantly, like their lives depend on it. But when they’ve got something to say, like their hot new album, ’Til My Tears Roll Away, they hit the road with felonious intentions to make a serious impression.

A bit of  folk, a pinch of blues and an exquisite layer of  rock’n’roll. It’s an original recipe made by perfectionists and cooked to perfection.”

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Saturday 30 August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+ bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door

The Beatles OZ Tour - 50th Anniversary Encore Show feat. Billy Miller & The Love Brothers

After such a hugely successful show in June, we are very excited to have Melbourne's champion of Beatles music BILLY MILLER (The Ferrets) and his fabulous band 'The Love Brothers' back at the 'Van to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' one and only tour to Australia.

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

Sunday 31 August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $23+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door

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 :-) .

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

STEPHEN CUMMINGS - ALBUM LAUNCH

We are very pleased to have Stephen Cummings launching his new album "Nothing To Be Frightened Of" right here at the Caravan Music Club.

Stephen Cumming is arguably the best vocalist in Australia. He’s written two novels and a memoir. This memoir, ‘Will It Be Funny Tomorrow Billy?’ has recently been made into a feature documentary. Two original albums of his former group The Sports are to be released on Warner’s in 2014 with 40 additional songs. Stephen hasn’t recorded for about three years, the urge came to him – a new record, a new attitude, make it in a day with Shane O’Mara, soul & more soul. Stephen feels it’s his best album for some time. Nothing To Be Frightened Of  will be launched at The CARAVAN CLUB. Shane & Stephen will play a mess of sad songs they’ve  written together over years of playing together & Clare Moore & Bill MacDonald will join for a rocking set of deep soul and the new album, “Nothing To Be Frightened Of”.

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Friday 05 September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

THE SLAUGHTERMEN

Due to popular demand, they're back & they're a great Melbourne cult band featuring THE REV. IAN STEPHEN out the front. UNMISSABLE!

The Slaughtermen began back in 1984 in a beat up bar in Port Melbourne called The Rising Sun Hotel. There were three people and a dog the first night they played. Within a month the place was packed to the rafters with the curious, the hip, those in the know, and those who just wanted to be there to hear the apocalyptic “God’s Not Dead” pounded out on the wooden stage with that Hazel Motes kind of religious fervor that is the Slaughtemen trademark. Within a year the band had become an underground cult sensation, where it largely remains still. Today, the band plays on, with the original members. Mark Ferrie, bass, Andrew Pendlebury, guitar, Terry Doolan, guitar, Des Hefner, drums, and Ian Stephen vocals. To see the Slaughtermen play is to see something special, and rare, since the band has played few live shows in the past twenty years.

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Saturday 06 September
Doors open: 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seat - $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door if available

Into The Mystic – The Songs Of Van Morrison

Due to popular demand Joe Creighton and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) return to the Caravan Club to present Into the Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison. Every show at the Caravan has been an absolute sellout, so you'd better get in quick!

This line-up have been performing to sell out venues for 2yrs and with lead singer Creighton, born and raised in Belfast, he brings a tremendous authenticity to the show.

Creighton grew up in Belfast, at the same time and on the same streets as Morrison and he would often watch Van perform live in the early days of his first band “Them” at the Maritime Club in Belfast.

It is this connection that allows Creighton to bring a raw honesty to his show which results in a palpable world class act not able to be matched.

Legendary Australian singer and bassist Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 1960s under the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest – remarkable times played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them.

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Friday 12 September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door if available
SELLING FAST

Ray Beadle

Ray Beadle is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and gifted guitarists, possessing a voice resplendent with soul and rich with life experience and we're so pleased to have him back to perform 2 rockin' (solo & band) sets at the Caravan once again!

Picking up a guitar at the age of nine and with a career spanning more than 14 years, Ray Beadle is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and gifted guitarists, possessing a voice resplendent with soul and rich with life experience.

On his impressive resume – a three month residency at BB Kings Club, Memphis, winner of the 2007 Sydney Blues Challenge, Sydney representative in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, three Australian Blues Music Awards, awards for Best Male Vocalist, Best Album (Loaded), Best Song (Somebody Let Me Down), a showcase at the 2012 East Coat Music Awards, and a performance at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto.

Most recently, Ray headlined the Blues Caravan Tour (May 2012) with Matt Andersen (Canada) and Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges (USA) and joined Henry Wagons as the Australian participants in this years AUSCAN program at the 2012 APRA Song Summit.

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Saturday 13 September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Harry Manx (Can)

Due do an overwhelming response to his show in August, Canadian bluesman Harry Manx returns to the Caravan to perform a second intimate show in September. Joining Harry onstage will be multi-award winning keyboardist Clayton Doley. UNMISSABLE!

Harry forged his distinctive style by studying at the feet of the masters, first as a sound man in the blues clubs of Toronto during his formative years and then under a rigorous tutelage with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt in India. Bhatt is the inventor of the 20-stringed Mohan Veena, which has become Harry’s signature instrument.

Harry played slide guitar for many years before meeting Bhatt in Rajasthan,in fact he had been living in another part of India for many years already, but he started at the beginning under Bhatt’s tutelage, unlearning most of what he knew about playing a slide instrument. He learned Eastern scales and eventually ragas, deceptively complex and regimented musical patterns that form the basis of Indian composition. Learning the voicings of Indian music is a subtle art that comes with time. Harry spent most of twelve years in India learning that.  It was later on that Harry decided to explore the connection between Indian ragas and blues scales which eventually led to the Indo-blues hybrid that has become his style.

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Sunday 14 September
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $40+bf
$45 at the door
SELLING FAST

JVG's GRANDFINAL-EVE PIE NIGHT 2014

Featuring JON VON GOES, BILLY MILLER, REBECCA BARNARD,and a host of other Melbourne football fanatics TBA

The 7th Annual Grand Final Eve Pie Night is a night for footy fans and it’s a night for those who tend to wander in and out of the TV room on grand final day. It’s about the hoopla more than the game itself. It’s more than a gig. It’s theatre and cabaret. It’s a pie night. It’s an occasion. It’s CULTURE!!

Grand final weekend is a high point on Melbourne’s cultural calendar. Whether you like footy or not you can’t escape it so you may as well embrace it. Not necessarily the game itself but the carnival feel of the weekend.

On grand final day you’ll inevitably end up at someone’s house. A BBQ will be sssssizzling, the telly will be on and the talk will be equal parts football and bullshit. Even if you don’t know anything about footy you’ll be compelled to pontificate.

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Friday 26 September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35, General Admission- $25
$30 at the door

Mark Seymour & the Undertow

We are excited to have Mark Seymour with his rockin band The Undertow grace the Caravan Stage once again to perform Mark's good old classics we've all known to love and much much more!

Acclaimed singer / songwriter MARK SEYMOUR has followed up his successful 18 years with Hunters & Collectors with a vibrant solo recording career. Mark’s song – writing ever evolves, he continually produces songs that resonate and permeate one’s consciousness. This evolution is due in part to the diversity of his activities, which include composition of film scores, writing and performing music for theatrical productions and acting. Internationally regarded as one of Australia’s best singer / songwriters, Mark continues to draw audiences with his intense, passionate vocals delivered with a measure of wry humour. Currently, Mark is touring his 7th solo album, titled ‘The Seventh Heaven Club’.

At the Caravan Club, Mark Seymour & the Undertow will be performing songs from his new album “Seventh Heaven Club” (a collection of songs Mark has performed at his shows written by other artists over the years) as well as performing his classic hits such as “Throw Your Arms Around Me” and “Say Goodbye” & more!

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Saturday 04 October
Doors open: 8pm (Show starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door

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 such classics as “Look After Yourself”, “Last Of The Riverboats”, “Mighty Rock” and “Quick On The Draw”.

Get in early for this one as it is bound to be sell out!!

Friday 17 October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35, General Admission-$27
$30 at the door

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 in October...

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. Santana praised Kevin, saying “He’s amazing! He sounds so much like Jimi Hendrix yet has an individual style. He presents his music honestly and is one of the best guitarists I’ve heard.”

Youtube LinksLive Clips of ‘Heart Starter’ HERE ‘Hellbound Train’ (Blues Rock Funk Set) HERE

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Saturday 18 October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

The Selecter (UK)

Calling all Rude boys and girls! 2-Tone Legends THE SELECTOR will return to Australia in October on their 'Too Much Pressure' 35th Anniversary Tour!

One of the most vital, visceral and important ska / 2-Tone acts ever, The Selecter are fronted by the female icon of the 2-Tone era, Pauline Black (cited as a prime influence by No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani) and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, The Selecter reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide that still rings true today.

The Selecter burst onto the ska scene in March 1979 with the self titled song on the flipside of The Specials Gangsters (the debut release on 2-Tone Records). They followed that in October with their own single, the skankin’classic On My Radio. And in February 1980 they released their classic debut album “Too Much Pressure” which spawned the timeless – ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’ and of course ‘Too Much Pressure’. It will be played IN FULL along with a special encore of all your favourites from their extensive back catalogue!

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Sunday 19 October
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $65+bf, General Admission- $55+bf
$60 at the door if available
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Stephen Pigram

After launching his first solo album "Wanderer" with a hauntingly beautiful show at the Caravan Club in 2013, we are very excited to have Broome's favourite musical Son - Stephen Pigram drive Caravan stage once again.

“Songs are out there somewhere – sometimes so close you can’t focus on ‘em, sometimes so far you gotta go hunting for ‘em- as long you don’t make too much racket that you scare ‘em away. Maybe you snare a piece of song and the other bit gets away – handy then to have a little holding cell for limbo songs that may complete themselves one day…”  Stephen Pigram

At last, enlisting the aid of old friend and producer Kerryn Tolhurst (who produced the “JIIR” album for Broome’s Pigram Brothers) ten new songs comprise Stephen’s first solo venture, the “WANDERER” CD.  In addition to Stephen’s vocals, guitar and ukelele performances, this bluesy/folk album features cameos by guest musicians including Jim Conway, Alan Pigram, Lucky Oceans, Broderick Smith and Kerryn Tolhurst.

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Friday 07 November
Doors open: 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$27 at the door

ON THE PROWL - FRANKIE J HOLDEN & WILBUR WILDE

Take two legends of Australian Rock and Roll who also just happen to be legends of television shows like IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT, UNDERBELLY and HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY, put them on stage with a cracking five piece band, and you have the recipe for superb, crowd pleasing entertainment.

Back doing what they do best, Frankie and Wilbur will have you dancing and singing along to the hit songs of OL’55, the multi-platinum band that launched them onto Australian show business and into the hearts of Australian audiences,  and a whole lot more.

Songs like ON THE PROWL, LOOKING FOR AN ECHO, DIANA, THE WANDERER, GET A JOB, THIS LITTLE GIRL, TWISTIN’ THE NIGHT AWAY and much more great Rock and Roll, presented in a energetic and hugely entertaining stage show that can best be described as “controlled mayhem”.

Frankie J. and Wilbur have enjoyed careers that have traversed the entire spectrum of show business- film, television, stage, theatre and radio, but now they are returning to where it all began, live on stage playing great rock and roll.

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Friday 14 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$42+bf, General Admission-$30+bf
$35 at the door if still available

Normie Rowe & The Playboys

Australia’s biggest pop star of the sixties is back at the Caravan by popular demand. He will be performing is greatest hits including “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “I Who Have Nothing”, “Que Sera Sera”, “Shakin’ All Over” and much more. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Normie & The Playboys have never sounded better and they’ve never had more fun. In December 1964 they were playing dances in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, experimenting with sounds and songs. Within months they were appearing on the GO!! Show and Normie was about to become the most successful Pop artist in Australian music history. An extra-ordinary run of hit singles followed – “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Que Sera Sera”, “I Who Have Nothing” and “Shakin’ All Over” were the monsters but then there was “Pride & Joy”, “Stubborn Kinda Guy”, and on…on it went to England and “It’s Not Easy” and “Ooh La La”. Last year they got back together for shows at The Caravan and Flying Saucer Clubs and had a ball. The audiences were terrific and they couldn’t wait to get back!

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Saturday 13 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door if available.