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

Shovels & Rope w/ Shakey Graves (USA)

SHOVELS & ROPE and SHAKEY GRAVES are the 'hottest' in country music - both performers have sold-out shows in the biggest venues across Nashville and Texas, the Caravan Club is honoured to have these two 'greats' grace the Caravan stage in March... TICKETS ARE BURNING, SO GET IN QUICK!

About Shovels & Rope

Mississippi-born, Nashville-bred Cary Ann Hearst and Texas-born, Colorado-raised Michael Trent forged singular paths as solo artists before connecting – both musically and personally – in Charleston, South Carolina. While they’d both had burgeoning solo careers (Cary Ann earned kudos for her 2006 album Dust and Bones, Michael with his band, The Films, as well as his own solo outings), they quickly found that both their voices – which entwine with eerie beauty in their haunting harmonies – and philosophies matched up perfectly, and a beautiful partnership was born.

“Consciously or not, we’ve always insulated ourselves from outside influences,” says Cary Ann. “The key, for us, is to be authentic to ourselves – and, sometimes to a fault, we’ve managed to do that. I don’t think we’d be able to keep doing this if we backed off from what we were doing when we started.”

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Tuesday 03 March
Doors open: 7.30pm (Showtime 8pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $59.50+bf, General Admission- $49.50+bf
$52 at the door (If still available)

Ruth Moody

Although best known for her work with The Wailin Jennys, Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism, and insightful songwriting and we're so pleased to have her perform at the Caravan. "I can't take her off my jukebox." --Mark Knopfler. With special guests: THE MAE TRIO

Ruth Moody is an Australian born, two-time Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. Founding and current member of the internationally-renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys, she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the popular American radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. 2013 saw Ruth embark on a world tour in support of her sophomore solo album, These Wilder Things, which included 12 European shows opening for Mark Knopfler.

This is Ruth’s first time touring Australia with her own band, and her first appearance back in the country since 2006 when she was here with The Wailin’ Jennys.

“A voice as lovely as springtime’s freshest daisy” –Huffington Post

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Thursday 05 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35+bf, General Admission-$28+bf
$30 at the door (if available)

Kevin Bennett (The Flood)

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Australia’s great singer-songwriters performing at the Caravan Music Club. Better known as the voice and front man for legendary Sydney roots band The Flood, Kevin Bennett will be performing songs from all corners of his acclaimed career. Joining KB for this very special night are one of Melbourne's best alt-country and blues acts THE DISTANCE

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of Australia’s great singer-songwriters performing at the Caravan Music Club. Better known as the voice and front man for legendary Sydney roots band The Flood, CMAA Gold Guitar winner in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group) and 2011 (with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration) also Aria Nominee for 2006, KB writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock and Country – telling stories of where he’s from and where he might be going. He sings his life.

Having served his apprenticeship in rock bands – Moving Pictures, The Honeymoon and Chasin The Train, KB began The Flood as a vehicle for his own songs. Kevin Bennett ploughs the same fields as Don Walker, The Dingoes and Paul Kelly with an ‘Australian-ness’ that flows naturally through the songs.

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Friday 06 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $26+bf
$28 at the door (if still available)

Wayne 'The Train' Hancock (USA) - Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been cancelled. All ticket holders have been refunded, and will be notified shortly. Wayne's management and the Caravan Music Club truely apologise for this inconvenience.

Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock has been the undisputed king of Juke Joint Swing–that alchemist’s dream of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band.  You won’t even notice that he doesn’t have a drummer. And when Wayne steps on stage, he owns it.  All the way from the USA, we are absolutely delighted to have Wayne (trio) right here at the Caravan Club. With special guests: THE RECHORDS

Always an anomaly among his country music peers, Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is in fact what defines him: steeped in traditional but never “retro;” bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing. Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer 45 jukebox, Wayne is the embodiment of genuine, house rocking, hillbilly boogie.

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Saturday 07 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$47+bf, General Admission-$40+bf
$40 at the door if still available
Cancelled

DAVE WARNER’S BIG SUNDAY BBQ - A SUBURBAN CELEBRATION

Bob Dylan nominated Dave Warner as his favourite Australian songwriter and we are super excited to have Dave with his remarkable band that includes Martin Cilia (Atlantics) and Greg Macainsh (Skyhooks). All ticket holders receive a "FREE" sizzling sausage. With very special guests: PAUL MADIGAN with ROSS HANNAFORD & JEX SAARELAHT (trio) - it's all TOO GOOD TO MISS!

Sunday 08 March
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

REBECCA & BILLY'S SINGALONG - A SPECIAL 'OAKLEIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL' EVENT

It's an Oakleigh Music Festival extra Singalong Society and it's 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 11 March
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: $15+bf (GA) online,
$15 at the door (if still available)
Please book dining reservations separately :-)

Depedro (CALEXICO)

Touring guitarist from CALEXICO aka. DEPEDRO will perform his own show at the Caravan Music Club for the very first time with his hot band. DEPEDRO's Incredible song-writing and guitar-playing are infused with the sounds of the street, extraordinary landscapes, 60s Cuban sounds, flamenco, American spirituals and cumbia. NOT TO BE MISSED

Spanish singer/songwriter/guitarist Jairo Zavala formed Depedro as a solo project after years spent performing with Calexico, Vacazul and 3000 Hombres. Reflecting the Madrid native’s love of Latin folk, flamenco, Afro-beat and rock, Depedro’s third album features input from seminal afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, Joey Burns and John Convertino from Calexico and Australia’s Bernard Fanning.

Depedro is the artistic name of Spanish musician Jairo Zavala and also the title of Zavala’s debut album. Zavala developed a lengthy career as a singer and guitar player, including many years as a session musician and founding rock band Vacazul, with 5 albums released, and soul band 3000 Hombres, with 4 albums released.

The album Depedro was recorded in Tucson, Arizona from October 27th to November 15th 2007 with the legendary American border roots band Calexico as a backing band. Jairo had already recorded and performed live with Calexico in the past. The track “Don’t Leave Me Now” featured in Depedro was written by Jairo and Amparo Sánchez (Amparanoia), was recorded together with Calexico and Amparanoia in Brussels, and it was released on albums by both artists. Jairo works regularly with Amparanoia both in the studio and live.

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Thursday 12 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at the door (if still available)

Nick Waterhouse (USA)

We are very pleased to have 60s soul / RnB revivalist from California - NICK WATERHOUSE with his 7 piece band perform at the Caravan Club for the very first time on his Australiasian Summer Tour.

Nick Waterhouse’s art springs from a simple idea: everybody wants to be somebody else. One of his heroes, Van Morrison, got his start covering Bobby Bland, whose own musical idol was Nat “King” Cole. In Waterhouse’s view, emulation is a journey; you never truly succeed, but as the singer, guitarist and songwriter puts it, “You become something on the way there.”

Nick was born in 1986 and grew up in Huntington Beach, a place known predominantly for its tanning salons, commercial surf culture, and UFC fighters. In his early teens, he established his musical sensibilities in the midst of the burgeoning Southern California DIY scene (Burger Records, Ty Segall, McHugh’s Distillery studio), through which he refined his own idiosyncratic perspective on the spirit of American Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll.

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Saturday 14 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $49.50+bf, General Admission- $37+bf
$40 at the door (if still available)

Diesel

A man with over 25 years in the industry, over 35 singles, 13 albums and 6 ARIA awards is coming to make his mark performing his remarkable solo show at the Caravan. With a sax-playing electronic technician father, Diesel clearly has blues music in his DNA and has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals. Presenting the songs he's best known for, as well as new tunes from his latest album "Let It Fly", come along and give this diverse musician the warm welcome to Oakleigh he deserves. With special guest: DYLAN WRIGHT.

World, meet Diesel.

After 25 years in rock n roll, the artist otherwise known as Mark Lizotte has delivered an album that melds together all the varied sides of his musical personality (and reveals a few new ones).

World, meet Let It Fly.

“It’s all of my life’s work so far brought to fruition, in many ways. It’s pretty encompassing,” says Diesel. “There’s a lot of stuff I’ve never tried before either – like, there are folk elements that are quite different for me … I guess when you start using mandolin and fiddle, it’s gonna happen!”

Let It Fly is his eleventh album, give or take, and his first studio set of originals since 2008. The album “started out as a bit of a hodge-podge”–

“I thought, while I’ve got a bit of a flow happening, just get back in there quick and put a few things down. For some of the songs, it’s been two years since we recorded them – they were put in the back of the bottom drawer. It was quite a different process, but we got there in the end.”

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Sunday 15 March
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$40 at the door (if still available)

Heartstring Quartet feat. Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey (IRE)

It is such a privilage to have two of the most important names in Irish music perform at the Caravan Music Club. The quartet features legendary guitarist ARTY MC GLYNN and virtuoso fiddler NOLLAIG CASEY – who between them have played with every major Irish artist of the last thirty years. With special guest FREDDIE WHITE.

Their award-winning CD Heartstring Sessions is “Inspired… A contender for album of the year“ fRoots“Traditional music at its very best”  The Irish Times“Magnificent…  Virtuosic…  Outstanding”  The Scotsman  “world-class”  Irish Music Magazine  “two of the mightiest pairings in current folk combine to give a tour- de- force of breathtaking order.  Classic.”  The Living Tradition  “Attention- chef d’oeuvre Bravo!!!”  Trad Magazine (France)

MÁIRE is Ireland’s most influential harper.  As a teenager in Co Cork in the early 1970’s she invented an entirely new style that quickly became the norm amongst both her contemporaries and the younger generation of harpers.  A multiple All-Ireland and Pan-Celtic winner, in 1985 she recorded the very first harp album to concentrate on traditional Irish dance music, The New-Strung Harp –  “A mile-stone in Irish harp music” (The Irish Examiner).  In 2001 she received Irish music’s most prestigious award, that of Traditional Musician of the Year – GradamCheoilTG4 – “for the excellence and pioneering force of her music, the remarkable growth she has brought to the music of the harp and for the positive influence she has had on the younger generation of harpers.”

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Friday 20 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $49.50+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$40 at the door (If still available)

"Leave Your Hat On" - Songs of Joe Cocker

'Leave Your Hat On' presents 33 1/3 seminal Joe Cocker classics as performed by a 12 piece show band featuring acclaimed guitarist and showman BOB SPENCER, Musical Director and champion keyboardist AnNDY BURNS, a blazing horn section and backing vocals by the fabulous DELTA LADIES. Unmissable!

When producer Craig Wilkins heard of Cocker’s passing on December 22nd he cracked a beer and cranked ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ at top volume for a full 24 hours before formulating a plan to pull the cream of Melbourne musos together to pay tribute to his high school idol.  The band began rehearing on 7 January and are now ready to bring their powerhouse production to the Caravan Club on Saturday March 21!

Playing all the hits over 3 sets plus encores and covering all the iconic Cocker songs and more – everything from Whiter Shade Of Pale and Feelin’ Alright to Come Together, Unchain My Heart and all points in between.

Saturday 21 March
Doors open: 8pm (showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$35 at the door (if still available)

PHIL WIGGINS & DOM TURNER Album Launch

Arguably America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins, first met, shared stages and became friends with Dom Turner in the late 1980’s on the first ‘Cephas & Wiggins’ Australian tour and have had a mutual musical appreciation ever since. Guitarist / Vocalist, Dom Turner is well-known for his almost 3 decades of work with one of Australia’s leading blues acts, Backsliders. Together they are launching their new acclaimed album at the Caravan Club in March. UNMISSABLE

The duo performed a series of East Coast USA concerts in June 2014, and featured at the Great Southern Blues Festival in Narooma, Australia, their first formal collaborations and included set-lists packed with Piedmont, Delta, & Hill Country blues from artists such as Skip James, Robert Johnson and Lead Belly as well as original songs.

Phil Wiggins born in Washington, D.C., and began his musical career with some of Washington’s leading blues artists, including the locally noted slide guitarist and gospel singer Flora Molton. Phil is most well-known for his partnership with legendary guitarist & vocalist John Cephas. The WC Handy award winning duo toured the world as ‘Cephas & Wiggins’ playing every continent except Antarctica for over 30 years. Aside from his masterful harmonica playing, Phil is also a gifted songwriter and teacher and has managed and presented workshops across the US and internationally.

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Friday 27 March
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

KEVIN WELCH

Kevin Welch returns to The Caravan with very special company,his son DUSTIN WELCH

THE WELCH BOYS
Many of you may know Kevin Welch from his frequent visits to Australia, whether solo, or with his old partners Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin, (Kane Welch Kaplin).
Over the years Kevin has written songs for Waylon Jennings (one of which was covered by the Highwaymen), Roger Miller, the great Solomon Burke, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Don Williams, Linda Ronstadt, TimO’Brien, etc.
Considered by many to be one of the founding forces behind the alt.country and Americana movements,Welch now resides in the Hill Country outside of Austin Texas and continues to record, produce, write, and tour the world as a performer.
Dustin Welch grew up in Nashville, surrounded by writers, singers, pickers, and artists of all kinds. His formed his first kid band with the Welch’s neighbor, Cary Ann Hearst, who grew up and became half of the acclaimed Shovels and Rope. His next kid band was with other Music Row offspring including Justin Townes Earle and Cory Younts (who now plays with Old
Crow Medicine Show as well as with Jack White). Soon after, Dustin joined the West Coast Celtic punk rock band Scotch Greens playing banjo, and toured all over the world, before settling in Austin to start his solo career.
Writing for Music Connection, journalist Dan Kimpel said: In the hands of Dustin Welch a banjo possesses the ferocious firepower to confront abrasive electric guitars and hardhitting staccato snares. “It can do a lot more than the three-finger bluegrass type stuff,” says Welch. “It can have a pretty evil sound if you want it to.” A consumate slide player as well, and an intensely literate songwriter, his first two solo records, Whisky Priest and Tijuana Bible put him into the upper realm of Austin rockers.
Now the Welch boys have joined forces, and this collaboration, the result of years of hard work and dreams, is on the road and coming to The Caravan.

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Saturday 28 March
Doors open: 8 pm
Price: Reserved Seats $36 plus bf General Admission $30 plus bf
$32 at The Door If Available

Jon Stevens

ARIA chart-topping successful front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, Jon Stevens will showcase his musical journey throughout his 30 year music career. With special guest: IAN RICKARD

Sunday 29 March
Doors open: 3 pm (Show Starts 3.30 pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at the door (if still available)

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

Pokey Lafarge

Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing. After signing with Jack White’s Third Man Records to release his fifth full-length album (Pokey LaFarge) in 2013, he performed as a musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show on Ireland’s RTÉ One network. Pokey’s rendition of “Lovesick Blues” with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, featured on an episode of Boardwalk Empire, was selected for inclusion on the series’ official soundtrack (Vol. 2). Additionally, Pokey appeared in Disney’s The Lone Ranger (both on screen and on the original score), was featured on A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s World Cafe, and recorded a song for ATO Records’ Divided & United: Songs of the Civil War, produced by Randall Poster.

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Wednesday 08 April
Doors open: 8pm (showtime 8.30)
Price: All Tickets - $49.90+bf

A Night Of Lucinda Williams feat. The Album 'Essence'

With collection of Melbourne's finest singers and musicians including LISA MILLER, REBECCA BARNARD, TRACY McNEIL, SHANE O'MARA & more paying homage to the great American Singer/Songwriter - Lucinda Williams with a focus on her 2001 release "Essence".

Friday 10 April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Canyon - 'Westcoast Sound'

Signature four part harmonies, classic songs about deserts, forests, raging water, open highways and broken hearts… cue Canyon! For the coolest acoustic-driven, harmony fuelled music this side of the West Coast! Performing the songs of Eagles, America, Linda Ronstadt, The Band, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Doobie Brothers, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joni Mitchell and more; spanning America’s rich West to East coast tradition, this acoustic band will take you on a musical road trip like no other. Unmissable!

Canyon features the vocally formidable Peter Chapman and Louise Dempsey (yes, Paul’s sister), as well as Robert James Kirk (RJK & The Sisters of Sin) and Bruce Packard (Coolgrass, Concordia Mandolin Orchestra). Together, Canyon blends harmony and instruments including guitars, mandolin and bass.  Canyon transports the audience to a time and place alive and rich in synchronicity and steeped in the best acoustic traditions.  Canyon sings some of the greatest songs ever written creating a potent mix combining the elements, history and the weathering over time of musical storms…

Sunday 12 April
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seating- $25+bf General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)

Bustamento

Nicky Bomba's BUSTAMENTO closed out 2014 with a bang, launching the brand new album 'Intercontinental Journal' through Nicky's label Transmitter Records at the AWME Festival closing party with a mind-blowing performance! The shaking seven-piece will take their infectious vibes to to the Caravan Club in April.

Bustamento pays homage to the upbeat rhythms of the Caribbean, covering the Calypso, Mento, Early Reggae and Ska styles, all with an international flavour. Check out the lead single ‘BACK AGAIN’, which has a real Motown base with that signature calypso sound.

After spending the last 2 years performing around the globe, BUSTAMENTO have returned to musical shores with a great collection of songs capturing the international flavour of their intrepid travels. An exciting departure from the Carribbean based style of their ARIA-Nominated first album (Intrepid Adventures to the Lost Riddim Islands), the new release shows the band flexing its creative muscle.

A collection of eleven original songs penned by the band and co-produced by Robin Mai (John Butler, Augie March, Blue King Brown) ‘Intercontinental Journal’ is a musical mission on a round-the-world adventure of fun and games.

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Saturday 18 April
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at the door

Baby Et Lulu - CD Launch

Join us and be swept away by these sultry songbirds and their prodigious band in a celebration of la vie française. Tickets won’t last so secure yours rapidement!

Baby et Lulu, Australia’s seductive French-language duo, are set to release their sensational new CD, ‘Album Deux’.

A truly magnetic musical partnership, much loved artistes Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) perform a selection of new self-penned compositions as well as classic and contemporary chansons written by some of the greatest French songwriters.

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses’” The AU Review

“Dobson & Goodridge’s vocals entwine; two lovesick songbirds in a melancholic pas de deux. Superb… ” Australian Stage

“There’s a joie de vivre… C’est tres bon.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Saturday 02 May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats $42+bf, General Admissison-$30+bf

CHARLIE PARR

“Charlie Parr is one of the greatest musicians and human beings I know. So many country-blues artists are crippled with retro-ism and purism, but he has brought wonder and excitement to this music. Even Charlie’s foot coming down on the floor boards screams with more soul and life than most anything – past or future” Alan Sparhawk (Low)

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Inspired by greats such as Charley Patton, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Reverend Gary Davis, Woody Guthrie and  Leadbelly Charlie Parr is one of the most authentic American blues artists produced in recent times. With  sparks flying off his National resonator, 12-string guitar and banjo Parr’s spellbinding finger picking and slide  techniques place him among the worlds foremost string-benders. His lovingly executed East Coast Blues style  comes across as authentic, organic and honed from a deep-rooted love of the music, which has invited  collaborations from the likes of Mimi Parker & Alan Sparhawk from indie darlings Low and progressive  bluegrass outfit Trampled By Turtles.

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Saturday 16 May
Doors open: 8 pm
Price: $35 + bf Reserved Seating $28 + bf General Admission
$30 At Door If Available

Introduction to 'Oz blues' feat. Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor will take us through an epic solo journey that tells the very personal story of his career and the evolution of the blues in Australia. This is something that no blues aficionado, or anyone who has any interest in Australian Music history at all should miss!

On Saturday May 23rd, Matt Taylor will take the Caravan stage in an epic solo journey that tells the very personal story of his career and the evolution of the blues in Australia.  “I will be telling my life story, which is pretty much the story of blues in Australia” says Matt.

Matt Taylor has been wowing audiences for over 40 years with his brand of Australian rhythm and blues and it is time his fascinating story was told.

The format of the two-and-a-half-hour show is part storytelling and part music.  This is something that no blues aficionado, or indeed anyone who has any interest in Australian Music history at all should miss.  “It is a story that needs to be told and there are not many old enough to tell it” Says Matt.  “It is about my experiences.  True blues is Your experience, but it’s useless me singing about cotton fields as I have never seen one!  The blues hasn’t stopped evolving and it hasn’t evolved in isolation.  For it to work, it has to be what you are feeling and thinking now.  Apart from that, it is just a fun little story really”.

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Saturday 23 May
Doors open: 8pm (Music Starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$28 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.

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 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.

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. Singer/songwriter and pianist David Bridie, alongside the glorious strings of Helen Mountfort’s cello and Hope Csutoros’ violin are high in the curious collision of elements that have made MFTCC a failsafe concert draw, triple ARIA winners and a vivid presence on countless film and TV soundtracks. Their eight-album history, including 2014 release ‘Best Cake In Show’ is a multi-dimensional mural of modern Australia that illustrates its geography, its political mores and its predominantly suburban identity — all by the kind of stealth that makes the most haunting, exhilarating and enduring music… Prepare for a head-on collision with the quiet achievers of Australian pop.

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Sunday 31 May
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: ADULT SEAT- $40, CHILD SEAT- $20. ADULT GA- $30, CHILD GA- $12 (plus b/f)
ADULT- $33 at the door CHILD- $15 at the door
Kid Friendly Show

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 forward to him driving The Caravan in July for the very first time in 2015!

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.

Born and raised in Alice Springs, Mossy started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window in 1973, joining the band that was to become a legend in Australia – Cold Chisel. After Moss joined organist and principal songwriter Don Walker and drummer Steve Prestwich, the group took shape with singer Jimmy Barnes and eventually bass player Phil Small, starting the hard grind of playing gigs on the back of flatbed trucks and in suburban hotels. Barnes remembered young Mossy as “a boy from the bush who didn’t wear shoes but played fantastic”. They hit the road and paid their dues, playing countless one-night stands across the country.

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Saturday 11 July
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door if still available