Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - Family Friendly Show

Due to popular demand for their show on Jul 25 we are pleased to announce Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission are back to perform a 2ND concert. It's a special 'family friendly matinee' filled with Mick's huge back catalogue of songs throughout his musical career. With special guests SHOTGUN WEDDING.

“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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Sun 02nd August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats: ADULT $30+bf, CHILD $20, General Admission: ADULT $23, CHILD $13 (plus b/f)
At The Door: ADULT $28, CHILD $18 (if available)
Please book dining reservations separately

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Sing-A-Long

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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Wed 05th August
Doors open: 7pm (Singing 7.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)

Bill Jackson's 'The Wayside Ballads Vol 1' Album Launch

Backed by a team of renowned and resepected Melbourne Musicians including SHANNON BOURNE, PETE FIDLER, DEAN ADDISON & ROGER BERGODAZ, Bill Jackson will be proudly launching his fifth studio album 'The Wayside Ballads Vol 1' (produced by Shannon Bourne) at the Caravan Club in August.

Bill Jackson has firmly established himself over the past few years as one of Australia’s finest Singer/Songwriters. His last record ‘Jerilderie’ was enthusiastically received in the marketplace, so much so that the song ‘Something in Blue’ was covered and released on legendary Americana songwriter David Olney’s most recent album ‘When the Deal Goes Down’

The songs making up The Wayside Ballads Vol 1 were handed over to Melbourne musician and producer, Shannon Bourne early in 2014 with a view to making a record that was more electric, eclectic and rocking than Bill Jackson’s previous outings.

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Fri 07th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)

Shane Nicholson - 'Hell Breaks Loose' Album Launch

Highly regarded by his peers and by true country music aficionados, we are very honoured to have SHANE NICHOLSON launch his fifth studio album 'Hell Breaks Loose' with a 'surprise guest' at the Caravan Club. Special guests opening the show are THE WEEPING WILLOWS.

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Shane began his career as lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for Pretty Violet Stain in the late 1990’s. After two EP’s and the debut album ‘Parachutes and Gravity’ on Warner in 2000, Shane then moved onto a solo project that culminated in 2003’s ‘It’s A Movie’.

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Sat 08th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
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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Sun 09th August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Standing - $33+bf
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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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Fri 14th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
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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Sat 15th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

'Annexe Arts' Sunday Session No. 2 feat. Co-cheòl

Annexe Arts presents a community and family event of great local Music. The afternoon includes a sausage sizzle.

Multi-award winning Co-cheòl  are four lasses with a rich and beautiful sound that will challenge  your idea of a girl group! Recent winners of the Peter J Daly Memorial Award for Best Up and Coming Celtic Act at the Australian National Folk Festival 2015, they will take you on a journey to the lands of the Celts and beyond.

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Sun 16th August
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats $12+bf (Kids u/12 Free)
$15 at door (if still available)

Kylie Auldist

Kylie will preview her new single ‘Sensational’ (out this November) at Caravan Music Club on Friday 21 August with the big band sounds of her 7 piece funk soul orchestra.

Kylie Auldist is at centre stage of the funk, soul and disco scene in Australia. The genre is enjoying a new moment in the spotlight, with a wave of local bands becoming prominent both at home and internationally, as Europe in particular setting new trends in disco appreciation.

Renowned as the leading lady of ARIA nominated band The Bamboos, Kylie’s remarkable voice has drawn comparisons to Diana Ross and Sharon Jones, and her energy on stage is absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power, providing an absolute dance experience enjoyed by crowds all over the world.

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Fri 21st August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $27+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$22 at the door
Please book dining reservations separately

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Sing-A-Long

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 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 September
Doors open: 7pm (Singing 7.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at the door (if still available)
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Karise Eden

Karise Eden won The Voice in 2012, broke ARIA chart records, and had the biggest selling album for a local artist in Australia that year. She returns with her new album Things I’ve Done. Don’t miss one of the world’s most promising young female singer-songwriters, live in concert! With special guest: ABBEY STONE

Karise Eden first captured the nation’s attention in 2012 when she won the television series ‘The Voice’ at the age of 19 with a uniquely soulful yet powerful vocal style. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart (previously held by The Beatles) and went on to have the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year.

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Fri 04th September
Doors open: 8pn (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $48+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door (if still available)
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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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Sat 05th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$99+bf, General Admission-$89+bf
$95 at the door (if available)
More Info Coming Soon...

'Annexe Arts' Sunday Session No. 3

Annexe Arts presents a community and family event of great local Music. The afternoon includes a sausage sizzle.

Enquiries Steve Carr 0408 541 054 / Kev Bolt 0418 395 343

Come along and enjoy great local music  at one of the best venues in town .

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Sun 06th September
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats $12+bf (Kids u/12 Free)
$15 at door (if still available)

SHANE HOWARD

It has been two years too long since Shane Howard (Goanna) has performed his own show here at the Caravan. We are very pleased to have him back performing songs from his most recent album 'Deeper South' as well as a selection of songs throughout his musical career.

About the album ‘Deeper South’:

Just like the sky and waters of the Great Southern Ocean, where Shane Howard was raised and resides, his 13th (and most recent) solo album, ‘Deeper South’, features songs full of music and poetry that are deep and dark yet illuminated by great shafts of light.

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Sat 12th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$35 at the door
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Thirsty Merc

It’s been 12 years since Thirsty Merc burst onto the Australian music landscape delivering a swag of classic, radio staples including '20 Good Reasons', 'Someday Someday', 'Mousetrap Heart' 'In The Summertime', 'Along The Way', and for the first time, we are pleased to have them perform at the Caravan Club in September.

Fast forward to 2015 and Thirsty Merc are still excited to be making music, but all things must change and after selling over 200,000 records with Warner Music, this time around the band are tackling the recording and release of their fourth studio album, and first new material in five years, independently, and very differently.

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Mon 14th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seating-$40 + bf, General Admission- $30 +bf
$35 at door (if still available)

The Rolling Stones 'Some Girls' Revival

We are very excited to have NICK BARKER, ASH DAVIES, SHANE O'MARA, BRUCE HAYMES, JUSTIN GARNER & GRANT CUMMERFORD - celebrate The Rolling Stones' 'Some Girls' (1978) record performed live in full with an acoustic opening set of Stones' gems.

There’s a lot of lame Stones cover bands out there but these guys are truly the real deal. Nick barker and his illustrious company; ASH DAVIES, SHANE O’MARA, BRUCE HAYMES, JUSTIN GARNER & GRANT CUMMERFORD are not only highly regarded musicians, they are Stones tragics who embody the spirit of the Stones and bring an undeniable authenticity to the stage.

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Fri 18th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35+bf, General Admission-$28+bf
$30 at the door (If still available)

'Have You Ever Been Lonely?' - Loretta Miller Sings Patsy Cline

Life-time fan - LORETTA MILLER and her six piece band will pay homage to the legendary Nashville singer PATSY CLINE. With special guest: MITCH BROWN.

Patsy Cline is country music royalty and is one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Her sound is equally at home in a Dive Bar or a Church, a Hay Ride or a Tarantino Film.

“Have You Ever Been Lonely?” see’s Patsy’s sweetest and most haunting music reimagined by the very talented Loretta, who first remembers hearing at Patsy three years old and has been loving her and singing along ever since.

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Sat 19th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Billy Miller "Australia" Album Launch

On Sunday 20th September, come to the Caravan to celebrate "Australia" - Billy Miller's first original Album that he has launched in fifteen years! The afternoon will feature special guests who performed on his album including REBECCA BARNARD, PAUL KELLY, ANDREW DUFFIELD, EDDIE MILLER, JAMES BLACK and many more soon to be announced. Get in quick to secure your spot!

This cd was supposed to be released in 2000 – third in a line of Billy solo cds that began with ‘Yarraville’ (1983) then ‘Victoria’ (1998). Events conspired against the 2000 release, but ‘Australia’ is now set for release, with only one of the original songs (‘Amnesia’) left, the other eight songs are new recordings of (mostly) new songs.

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Sun 20th September
Doors open: 3pm (showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$25+bf, General Admission-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)
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John Waters - 'Lennon Through A Glass Onion'

After four sold out shows last year we are very excited to have the very talented JOHN WATERS and STEWART D'ARRIETTA back at the 'Van to perform their theatrical interpretation of the John Lennon story. The show features 31 songs including 'A Day in the Life', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Revolution', 'Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds', 'Woman', 'Jealous Guy', 'Imagine' and more, Get in quick if you don't want to miss out!

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.

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Fri 25th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$49.50+bf, General Admission-$$38+bf
$40 at door if still available
Selling Fast

John Waters - 'Lennon Through A Glass Onion'

After four sold out shows last year we are very excited to have the very talented JOHN WATERS and STEWART D'ARRIETTA back at the 'Van to perform their theatrical interpretation of the John Lennon story. The show features 31 songs including 'A Day in the Life', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Revolution', 'Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds', 'Woman', 'Jealous Guy', 'Imagine' and more, Get in quick if you don't want to miss out!

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.

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Sat 26th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats-$49.50+bf, General Admission-$$38+bf
$40 at door if still 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: CRAIG HEATH.

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Sun 27th September
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$37 at the door (if still available)

JVG's Grand Final Eve Pie Night 2015

It’s the 6th Annual Grand Final Eve Pie Night. It's 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!!

Featuring JON VON GOES, BILLY MILLER, REBECCA BARNARD,IAN BLAND, AFL Football Legend SIMON MADDEN (& yes, he CAN sing!), PAULIE STEWART (Painters & Dockers), along with the JVG ALL-STAR BAND.

Buy a meat pie and enjoy the show. Not to be missed!

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Fri 02nd October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission-$28+bf
$30 at door (if still available)
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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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Fri 09th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (If available)
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Mick Pealing Band - The Songs Of Andy Durant & Stars

The honey voice of Mick Pealing 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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Sat 10th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35, General Admission-$27
$30 at the door

Colleen Hewett - 'Black & White' Tour

We are pleased to welcome Colleen Hewett to the Caravan Club for the very first time as she celebrates her new long awaited album 'Black and White'. Performing her hits including; 'Day By Day', 'Carry that Weight', 'Wind Beneath My Wings' 'Blues is my business' & more, as well as tracks from her new album, this is a show not to be missed.

“This is Colleen’s best album ever. She is fantastic and I love her…” says Molly Meldrum

15 years after her last album, Colleen Hewett (Wind Beneath My Wings, Day By Day, Dreaming My Dreams With You) has finally returned to the studio, to create the album she has wanted to make for a LONG time! ‘Black & White’ sees Colleen set her stirring vocal ability free with genres ranging from emotional ballads, to country and soulful blues tracks, as she takes the listener on a journey that traces her family history, including previously unknown details about her ancestry and experience with domestic violence.

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Fri 16th October
Doors open: 8pm

Showtime: 8.40pm

Price:

Reserved Seats: $48+bf, General Admission: $34+bf

$37 at the door

(if still available)

The Hornets - 20th Anniversary Best Of

"It was 20 years ago today that The Hornets began to play… their unique band of the blues...” Yep, the legendary Melbourne blues and roots band – “The Hornets” will celebrate two decades together with a special one off, “Best of The Hornets Show” at the Caravan Club. Not to be missed!

The Show will feature, Jeff Burstin on guitar, Wayne Duncan bass, Bruce Haymes and Andrew Ogburn on keys, Chris Tabone on drums, singer songwriter Craig Horne and a host of special guests.

On a wintery Sunday afternoon in 1995 one of Australia’s greatest guitar players and collaborators Jeff Burstin, sat in on singer, songwriter Craig Horne’s lunchtime residency at the Flowerdale Hotel.

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Sat 17th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $27+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available
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Into The Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison

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

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.

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Fri 23rd October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door
Selling Fast

Into The Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison

Due to popular demand Joe Creighton and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) return to the Caravan Club for TWO SHOWS to present Into the Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison. Every single show at the Caravan has been an absolute sellout, so you'd better get in quick if you don't want to miss out!

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.

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Sat 24th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Suzannah Espie Album Launch

We are very excited to have SUZANNAH ESPIE launch her brand new album ‘Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today’.

Suzannah Espie’s sound is an intoxicating mix of country, folk, blues, and soul. A gentle, sweet trill that can move grown men to tears one moment, or an Aretha-esque hellcat belt that can raise the roof the next.

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Fri 30th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$33+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at door (if still available)
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Black Sorrows - Cup Eve Show

Due to their sold out show in July, popular demand has brought the unforgettable Black Sorrows back to the Van on Cup Eve. Witness first hand two big sets of passion and joy for music that sees Joe Camilleri still touring after nearly fifty years.

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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Mon 02nd November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission - $32+bf
$35 at door (if still available)
Selling Fast

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

Mojo Juju

After such a fantastic and well received CD Launch in early July, we are pleased to announce the cool and charismatic Mojo Juju will be coming back to the 'Van for another show. Book, early to avoid disappointment!

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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Sat 14th November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at the door

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

The California Honeydrops (USA)

The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. The California Honeydrops will be bringing the party to Australia on their first ever headline tour in November 2015.

“…There’s a band out of the Bay Area where I live called the California Honeydrops… they’re getting a lot of play on my turntable lately.” – BONNIE RAITT

They’ve taken the party all over the world: on 9 European tours, featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and recent performances supporting B.

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Wed 25th November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $60+bf, General Admission- $49+bf
$50 at door (if still available)

Ron Sexsmith

The opportunity to see Ron Sexsmith and his band perform in such an intimate setting will be relished by long-time fans and tickets are sure to go quickly. Don’t miss seeing one of the highlight performances of 2015.

Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith will be touring Australia with his band this November, for the first time in 6 years. Having released his 14th studio album Carousel Oneto rave reviews in March, Ron’s shows will be eagerly anticipated by fans of dynamic performance and spine chilling vocals as he showcases two decades worth of classic song craftsmanship.

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Fri 27th November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$60+bf, General Admission-$49+bf
$55 at door (if still available)

Jeff Duff presents 'Bowie Unzipped'

It's the show that has been packing venues all over town as Jeff Duff presents his unique interpretation of the songs of the '70s & 80s pop legend David Bowie.

So much more than just a tribute show Jeff’s unique and powerful take on the David Bowie songbook has fans returning night after night. Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer-percussionist Jess Ciampa.

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Fri 11th December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $39.50+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if still available

A Tribute To Giorgos Mitsakis

Bringing together some of Melbourne’s finest Greek Musicians - Achilles Yiangoulli, Con Kalamaras, Dean Georgalas, Nick Koutsaliotis ,Stavrina Dimitriou & Ilias Gilos, this show will focus on the musical legacy of Greece’s legendary musical icon.

Born in Istanbul in 1921. Giorgos Mitsakis started his career as a bouzouki player in 1937. Mitsakis career, both as a songwriter and a composer, took off after the Second World War. He was known for his versatility, covering the entire spectrum of Rebetiko music and taking it to the world .

He died in Athens on November 17, 1993.

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Sat 13th February
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door (if still available)

Chain

The originators of ‘Oz Blues’, CHAIN, have reached a milestone in 2016 as they celebrate 48 years since first forming in 1968. With four decades of albums & performances under their belt, it doesn’t get any better than this!

As the only blues band to have a number one on Australian charts (Black’n’Blue) as well as a number two (Judgement), they also have the distinction of having possibly the longest permanently released album in Australian rock history.

‘Toward the Blues’ has been released since 1971 and has attained double gold album status

Although ‘I Remember When I Was Young’ was a Matt Taylor single it was Chain who played on it.

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Fri 26th February
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door (if still available)

Chain

The originators of ‘Oz Blues’, CHAIN, have reached a milestone in 2016 as they celebrate 48 years since first forming in 1968. With four decades of albums & performances under their belt, it doesn’t get any better than this! Due to popular demand, they will be be performing two shows at the Caravan.

As the only blues band to have a number one on Australian charts (Black’n’Blue) as well as a number two (Judgement), they also have the distinction of having possibly the longest permanently released album in Australian rock history.

‘Toward the Blues’ has been released since 1971 and has attained double gold album status

Although ‘I Remember When I Was Young’ was a Matt Taylor single it was Chain who played on it.

Cont...
Sat 27th February
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door (if still available)

A Tribute To Yiannis Papaioannou

Continuing on from the successful Rebetiko Masteres series, this concert will once again bring together the cream of Melbourne’s Greek Musicians - Achilles Yiangoulli, Con Kalamaras, Dean Georgalas, Nick Koutsaliotis, Stavrina Dimitriou & Ilias Gilos.

Born in Kios, Ottoman Empire  Yiannis Papaioannou was most active in the 1940s, he wrote many songs, some of which are today considered classics of the rebetiko folk music style. These include: Pente Ellines Ston Adi, Kapetan Andreas Zeppo, Modistroula, Prin To Charama Monachos, and Fovamai Mi Se Chaso.

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Sat 07th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission - $20+bf
$25 at door (if still available)