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

DON WALKER & The Suave Fucks

After his hugely successful sold out 'Hully Gully' CD Launch earlier in the year, we are so pleased to have Don back at the Caravan on his 'Perfect Crime' Tour. “...He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters...” – The Music 2013. With special guest: SUZANNAH ESPIE

Tango night, Norton St., Ashfield.  Black tie.  Masque.  In the penultimate tanda of the evening the dancers hang on for the weary pause till the bandoneon comes keening in again.  This is old Sydney.  The ghost of Johnny Garfield haunts the side-stage shadows.  Down in the car-park, under a supermoon, the Suave Fucks are soft on the radio, and Don Walker sings “Baby, We’ll Be, The Perfect Crime.”
Don Walker and his band will return live in October and November showcasing their new single, ‘The Perfect Crime’, and other songs from the acclaimed album Hully Gully.

Walker has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Young girls, angry women, luck-chasers, grader drivers, phone-sex tycoons, identity thieves and switchers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there.

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Saturday 01 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door
Selling Fast

Toni Childs

All the way from the US, Toni Childs who is best known for her songs "Don't Walk Away", "I've Got to Go Now", "Because You're Beautiful" will be landing at the Caravan Club on Cup Eve. You better get your tickets quick for this one, as it's bound to sell out!

It’s been a little over twenty years since singer/songwriter Toni Childs first burst onto the charts in 1988 with her debut single “Don’t Walk Away” from her Grammy-nominated album “Union”, and officially entered the collective pop-rock consciousness.  Now as an independent artist, Toni has been just as successful with her kickstarter and other crowd-funding campaigns, raising a staggering $500,000 + from her loyal fans with some from as far away as Timbuktu, Africa.  Crowd funding has allowed Toni to grow as an artist, and expand her vision for live performances to include 3D mapping, animation and motion graphics. Toni Childs loves immersive theatre, and is breaking new ground by bringing her installation art into theatrical venues.  “I love letting my heart lead me on a musical and visual journey. I’ve got a mad crazy imagination… that I am letting run loose this year!”  Toni’s small tour of selected dates, will showcase what’s new on her musical menu. ‘Entree’ will be a selection  from her new tasty range, of Bjork style Icelandic experimental delights, infused with exotic spice and encapsulating the mood of her upcoming album, “Its All A Beautiful Noise” set for release in mid 2014.   For ‘Mains’ will be Toni’s heart and ability to communicate what’s most vulnerable for us all to communicate. Her purpose is to inspire. “It is time for us to shine and shimmer, and blast the doors off the hinges to our personal cages of limitation!”  And for ‘Desert’ the old classics of apple pie, ice cream and custard. Everything that the magnetic singer is known for. Her unique resonant voice & irrepressible charisma will make quite an impression with several collections of songs distinguished by lush, driving melodies and emotionally honest lyrics. All the while with Toni Childs pushing the envelope with her live performance.

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Monday 03 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$63+bf, General Admission-$45+bf
$50 at the door
Selling Fast

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

STEPHEN PIGRAM & THE MANGO TREE-O

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 the Caravan stage once again but this time performing 2 magical sets with his MANGO TREE-O feat. KERRYN TOLHURST, ALAN PIGRAM & GAVIN PIGRAM. Not To Be Missed!

“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

GRAND OLE OAKLEIGH - A COUNTRY JAMBOREE

The Caravan club will be transformed into the Grand Ole Oakleigh as a posse of Melbourne's finest country musicians join forces for a glorious and authentic salute to the giants of country Music. This Grand Ole Opry style night will be hosted by the brilliant GARY ADAMS (Clip Clop Club) and features the music of Hank Williams, George Jones Patsy Cline, Loretta Lyn, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, the Carter family,The Louvin Brothers, Willie Nelson and more...

The Lineup includes;

Suzannah Espie

“The Baylor Brothers” (Andy Baylor and Peter Baylor)

“The Millers” (Lisa Miller, Loretta Miller and Tracey Miller)

Mikelangelo

Jody Bell

Rick Dempster (Harmonica)

Ed Bates (pedal steel)

Sharkey Ramos (Drums)

Steve Temple (DoubleBass)

Hue Blanes (piano)

SamLeman (Guitar)

These  true disciples of country music will give you their heart and soul and the show is being put together with much love and  attention to detail complete with our caravan artist Lyn Young’s brand new specially created backdrop

Y’all come for a whip cracking Buckin’ good night out.. yeee haa!

Saturday 08 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at the door if still available.

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. ALL SOLD OUT!

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: (ALL TIX SOLD OUT)
ALL TIX SOLD OUT

Vika & Linda

For 25 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape, and we're so pleased to have them back to drive the Caravan in November. UNMISSABLE

Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, John Farnham, Hunters & Collectors, Tim Finn, Kasey Chambers, John Butler and many more.

Saturday 15 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$35 at the door
Selling Fast

The Wilson Pickers

The Wilson Pickers play banjo, fiddle, harmonica and acoustic guitar-based songs that draw on bluegrass, folk, country and lots of other things. The boys last shared the stage at the 2013 Byron Bay Bluesfest. The band have decided the time is right to get back on the Pickers horse. The Wilson Pickers will ride again on November 16 and with HARRY HOOKEY opening the show this is likely to be a whole lot of fun.

The Wilson Pickers are set to reunite to play a special matinee show on November 16 at Caravan Music Club.

Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe, Ben Salter, John Bedggood and Sime Nugent formed one of Australia’s most likeable music collectives in 2009.

Initiated as a side project, the band’s two studio albums “Land of the Powerful Owl” (2009) and “Shake It Down” (2010) both went on to receive ARIA nominations and the boys toured extensively throughout Australia. Their live shows became synonymous with a very, very good time.

In their time away from the Pickers, the band’s members have worked with Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Sweet Jean, The Painted Ladies, Giants of Science, Bernard Fanning, Mick Thomas’s Vandemonian Lags project and under their own names; a testament to their impeccable pedigree and mad networking skills.

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Sunday 16 November
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$22 at the door

Busby Marou

The Queensland Alt Country/Pop duo are stopping at the Caravan Music Club on their Melbourne tour, performing songs from their latest chilled out country pop album "Farewell Fitzroy" and many more. If you're into Pete Murray, or Jack Johnston, this is definitely a show not to be missed ! With special guests: FIONA BEVAN (UK) & ZEEK POWER

Busby Marou is the first signing to Warner Music Australia’s indie imprint – Footstomp Records, and released their debut, self-titled album on 24 June 2011, a record that includes their first single “Biding My Time”.

Mandolins, ukulele and whistles – stories of travels across the globe, and the pull of home. Like catching up with old friends you’ve been hanging out to hear from, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s welcome return, the highly anticipated second album from the Queensland duo. Two years on from their acclaimed self-titled debut, Farewell Fitzroy is 12 tracks of folk-pop and country-tinged song craft, distinctly Australian storytelling, and the gifted musicianship of Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou.

“For the last two years the main question has usually been, ‘So you guys are from Rockhampton?’” laughs laconic singer/songwriter Tom Busby, who kicked off writing these songs in mid 2012 . “But this album isn’t about that. The Fitzroy River runs through Rocky, which is where the title comes from. To me the title means moving on, improving and growing as a person, and musicians. We have other experiences to write about now. If there’s a theme to this album it’s talking about leaving your home – but still being in touch with it.”

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Friday 21 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door
Selling Fast

Hat Fitz & Cara Album Launch

Launching their acclaimed new Gospel blues album "Do Tell" at the Caravan in November - “Together they create the juiciest slice of downhome country blues to come out of Australia” - HIFI + MAGAZINE. With special guest: ALISON FERRIER

Ok, so a big, burly Queenslander and a wee Irish-woman meet in a bar…yep, this could go any which way.

Especially when the Queenslander is the original, 6-foot something, bushy-bearded, imposing, real-deal with a wickedly dry sense of humour, and the Irish-woman is the cutest thing since sliced bread and has her own well developed brand of charm, wit and whimsy.

And especially since combined, the two of them have a way of making you smile – or even laugh out loud, and reminding you that just sometimes, the world produces something a little extra special; even if it was inadvertent.

The couple in question are Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson, now residing in matrimonial and musical harmony in Queensland’s hinterland, after a chance meeting and whirlwind courtship.

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

Russell Morris & Band

We are very excited to have Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS back at the Caravan Club. He will be performing songs from his ARIA award winning album "Sharks Mouth" as well as hits throughout his vast musical career. With special guest: GALLIE

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.” Morris was convinced to leave Somebody’s Image for a solo career. His manager/producer, local music identity Ian Meldrum, spent unprecedented hours and money to create a seven-minute production extravaganza around a song called “The Real Thing.” Once the result was released to shocked radio programmers who had never been asked to play such a long Australian single before, it was up to Morris’ personality, singing, and performing talents to make the record work. It reached Australia’s number one spot in June 1969. Without any promotional support from Morris, “The Real Thing” reached number one in Chicago, Houston, and New York. The second single — “Part Three Into Paper Walls” (“The Real Thing” revisited) and “The Girl That I Love” (a pop ballad more indicative of what was to come) — became a double-sided number one hit, the first time an Australian artist had scored consecutive number ones with their first two singles.

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Sunday 23 November
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+b/f, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door
Selling Fast

DAVE WARNER’S RED LAMINEX TABLE

Bob Dylan nominated Dave Warner as his favourite Australian songwriter and the reason will be on display Friday November 28 at the Caravan Club, Drummond St, Oakleigh. Tony Durant’s legendary British psychedelic band Fuchsia will open the show. UNMISSABLE!

Before Iggy Azalea, before Tim Minchin there was another Australian artist who could weave words into a flying carpet.  Now The Monster Is Back.  Dave Warner returns to the Caravan Club inviting you to join him in an intimate night around his metaphorical Red Laminex Table with musicians Tony Durant and Bill Beare.   

At the Caravan Club’s 2012 Carnival of Suburbia Warner and Durant performed this acoustic style extravaganza of words that features classic Warner material like Half-Time At The Football, Suburban BoyandBicton v Brooklyn; early gems like These Parts and Silver only exposed to the aficionadoswho caught live gigs at the likes of Martini’s, The Tiger Lounge or Bananas; readings from his books;humourous short-short-stories and bravura live performance recitations like Australia 11 and My First Game of Football.

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Friday 28 November
Doors open: 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Juke Joint Jump feat. The Three Kings (CD Launch) & Chris Russell

Already being described as a Melbourne blues super group Three Kings will bring together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists to the Caravan Club with down and dirty, totally inspiring results. In November 2014 Three Kings; Ian Collard (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Benny Peters (vocals and guitar), and Jason Liu Soon (drums), will again take the Caravan stage to launch album number two. So recently recorded that it as yet, has no name. So rare that it's still bleeding, so new born that the doctor is yet to slap it's ass and the fathers are yet to light celebratory cigars. With special guest: CHRIS RUSSELL.

A few days before nominations closed for the EG/Music Victoria awards closed The Three Kings released their now legendary self titled debut on an unsuspecting world.

A richly deserved “Hail Mary’  that came from the clouds to win the ‘Blues Album Of The Year’. Thoroughly earned but so totally unexpected that the band didn’t attend the lavish ceremony to pick up their gong!

Fast forward 12 months to November 29 and the Three Kings will again take the stage of The Caravan to launch album number two. So recently recorded that it as yet, has no name. So rare that it’s still bleeding, so new born that the doctor is yet to slap it’s ass and the fathers are yet to light celebratory cigars.

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Saturday 29 November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door

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 on the 30th of November for the very first time! With special guest: ALEX FORMOSA BAUDO

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

REBECCA BARNARD & BILLY MILLER’S SINGALONG - A Christmas Special

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

JC & The Po' Boys

Fronted by JOE CREIGHTON, this nine piece band delivers a banquet of New Orleans second line funk, soul and R&B from artists such as The Meters, Dr John, Professor Longhair, the funk of Sly & the Family Stone and the Commodores and the soul and R&B of Mavis Staples, The Temptations, The Staple Singers, Ann Peebles and Etta James. UNMISSABLE!

In 1994 Joe Creighton released his first solo album “Hollywell” and toured with his band supporting The Neville Brothers around Australia. That was the start of a great friendship that culminated in a visit to New Orleans where he was hosted around town by The Neville Brother’s drummer, Willie Green.

In new Orleans Joe was introduced to world class musicians that inspired and captivated him and he was privileged to experience gigs at the Heritage Festival with Cyril Neville’s Uptown Allstars and of course The Neville Brothers at the famous Tipitina’s.

Joe quotes being in “hog heaven”. He had been a big fan of The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Dr John, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint and many more since the funky 70’s and he was now living the dream.

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Friday 05 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $27+bf
$30 at the door

The Blackeyed Susans Christmas Show

The Blackeyed Susans return to the Caravan Music Club for a very special Christmas show on Saturday December 6th with special guests Jill Birt and Alsy MacDonald (The Triffids). Amidst the tinsel and the lights, The Susans will play a hand-picked set featuring the best of the their extensive back catalogue and some choice Christmas classics too.

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Over the past twenty odd years they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released countless albums, singles, vinyl and CDs of strange and beautiful music. A retrospective box set entitled ‘Reveal Yourself’ was released in 2009 charting the band’s illustrious history.

Earlier this year, lead singer Rob Snarski released his critically acclaimed solo album ‘Wounded Bird’, playing to sold out shows around the country. The Blackeyed Susans plan to release their next album in 2015.

Come celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style with The Blackeyed Susans this December.

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Saturday 06 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Things Of Stone & Wood

Things of Stone and Wood are touring once again in their original lineup, for the first time since 1997 for a limited run of special shows playing favorites from across their multi-decade career including "Happy Birthday Helen" and many more. With special guest: PHILEMON. Their Melbourne shows have been selling out, so get in quick if you want tix!

Twenty-five years ago a rag-tag bunch of folkies got together and formed a band called Things of Stone & Wood that went on to define Melbourne in the early 90s.

Off the back of their top 10 single ‘Happy Birthday Helen’, the band achieved national success, international tours, a gold album ‘The Yearning’ and even a Late Show parody, kicking off a career that would place them as one of Australia’s most loved Folk-Rock bands.

Described as “Melbourne’s most inspired and
inspiring acoustic band” (Michael Dwyer), their
imaginative use of organic instruments set off an
acoustic/folk movement that paved the way for the likes of John Butler, The Waifs and Angus & Julia Stone.

Their live show has always been full of energy and passion and whilst they’ve won many an industry award, including an ARIA and APRA Songwriter of the Year, it’s on stage that demonstrates why they’re so loved.

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Sunday 07 December
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door
Selling Fast

Glenn Tilbrook (UK)

Squeeze's iconic frontman returns for his first time since 2007 for a December tour of Oz with his brand new studio album, Happy Ending, on limited edition vinyl, CD, and digital bundle."stuffed with ludicrously catchy melodies" — Mojo Magazine * * * * We're so pleased to have him drop in to Oakleigh on the Caravan Stage. NOT TO BE MISSED!

As half of the iconic songwriter team Difford and Tilbrook of beloved pop legends Squeeze, Glenn Tilbrook has written some of the most enduring pop classics of ’80s UK New Wave with such global hits as “Tempted” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).”

With more recent performances in the States on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live from the Artist’s Den, Squeeze has proven itself to be relevant and enduring as new generations of fans discover the band’s incredible songbook.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Tilbrook is back — ducking and diving, bobbing and weaving — with his fifth non-Squeeze album, Happy Ending, available now digitally and as a limited edition vinyl through www.glenntilbrook.com,  iTunes and Amazon.

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Friday 12 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door if 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.

THE SKATALITES

THE SKATALITES are heralding their return to Australia with the celebration of their 50th anniversary. It’s rare that a band can boast of this milestone achievement but THE SKATALITES are more than a band; they are an institution, made up of a collective of some of Jamaica’s finest musicians who not only defined the sound of ska in the 50’s and 60’s but influenced and inspired a number of generations and bands both on their own turf and around the world. UNMISSABLE

“They played for the mods and the ska-heads. They played for rockers and the raggamuffins. They played for the old and young. They played for the ages.” – Vinyl District

“The Skatalites are pure energy: hot like fire, with a scorching, skanking rhythm and big-band bravado.”  – Reggae Reviews.com

THE SKATALITES are heralding their return to Australia with the celebration of their 50th anniversary. It’s rare that a band can boast of this milestone achievement but THE SKATALITES are more than a band; they are an institution, made up of a collective of some of Jamaica’s finest musicians who not only defined the sound of ska in the 50’s and 60’s but influenced and inspired a number of generations and bands both on their own turf and around the world.

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Wednesday 17 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $69+bf, General Admission- $59+bf
$64 at the door
Selling Fast

JEFF DUFF - BOWIE UNZIPPED

Aussie Rock legend Jeff Duff and killer band will take you on a musical journey onto planet Bowie... Performing David Bowies revolutionary music and breathing new life into the thin white duke's iconic songs.

The legendary Jeff Duff, often referred to as Australia’s answer to David Bowie, will perform the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs in a much anticipated new show called ‘BOWIE-Unzipped’. Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with a killer band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust… amongst many other faves. 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.

“Duffo started big! with Starman, followed by CHina Girl, which sounded better than Bowie or Iggy Pop!  If you closed your eyes, you could believe it was Bowie on stage, Jeff Duff is a legend!”.  Faster Louder Magazine

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Friday 19 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door
2nd Show Just Announced!

JEFF DUFF - BOWIE UNZIPPED

Due to popular demand, we're pleased to announce a 2nd show, where Aussie Rock legend Jeff Duff and killer band will take you on a musical journey onto planet Bowie... Performing David Bowies revolutionary music and breathing new life into the thin white duke's iconic songs.

The legendary Jeff Duff, often referred to as Australia’s answer to David Bowie, will perform the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs in a much anticipated new show called ‘BOWIE-Unzipped’. Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with a killer band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust… amongst many other faves. 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.

“Duffo started big! with Starman, followed by CHina Girl, which sounded better than Bowie or Iggy Pop!  If you closed your eyes, you could believe it was Bowie on stage, Jeff Duff is a legend!”.  Faster Louder Magazine

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Saturday 20 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door
2nd Show Just Announced!

Electric Mary

Award winning Melbourne Rock Band - ELECTRIC MARY will be rockin' the Caravan stage for the very first time on Boxing Day 2014. So finish up your Christmas pudding, let down your hair, and come along to the Caravan and see for yourself why Music Oz nominated them for "Best Rock Band'.

Electric Mary are Australia’s last great hope for the title of ‘Killer Blues-ish Hard Rock Band’. They carry on a lineage which began with the melding of blues structures to rock energy in the late ’60s and early ’70s and which has continued through artists like Whitesnake, Badlands, Mr. Big and Richie Kotzen. Soulful vocals, monster grooves that the dudes can headbang to and the chicks can dance to (or vice versa, really), and killer guitar work.

They have supported artists including Whitesnake, Judas Priest,  Alice Cooper, Glenn Hughes, Deep Purple and performed along side legendary music greats such as Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy.

Friday 26 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Black Sorrows - NYE Party

The very last night of 2014 will be an unforgettable night of fun, passion, music and hopefully lots and lots of dancing. It's the hottest ticket in town and SEATS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED, so there's no time to hesitate!

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.

Wednesday 31 December
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $75+bf, General Admission- $52+bf
$55 at the door
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Bob 'Bongo' Starkie presents "MILLION DOLLAR RIFF"

Forty years ago, The Skyhooks literally changed the face of rock’n’roll in the 1970’s with numerous Number One and Top Ten singles to their credit as well as two of the biggest selling albums ever – “Living In The Seventies” and “Ego Is Not A Dirty Word”. BOB 'BONGO' STARKIE- Guitarist from the engine room of the Legendary ‘SKYHOOKS’ heads up a band at the Caravan for a Sunday afternoon performing all the hits featuring singer‘ LAURA DAVIDSON’ who sounds amazingly similar to Shirl. UNMISSABLE!

ALL STAR LINE-UP INCLUDES:

BOB ‘OL SILVER’ STARKIE – GUITAR VOCALS AND HUMILITY

LAURA DAVIDSON – EXTREMELY HIGH VOCALS

STEVE WILLIAMS – SAX,HARP VOCALS & JOKES

STUART FRASER – SPECTACULAR GUITAR

KIM MAY – BASS & PIERCINGS

SEAN MCLEOD – DRUMS & X-FACTOR

Sunday 11 January
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door if available

KINKY FRIEDMAN (USA) - A JOURNEY IN TIME

Musician, author, politician, entrepreneur, animal saviour... Kinky Friedman has worn many hats over his long career that began in 1966 with the almost obligatory obscure, one-off single with his university band, King Arthur & The Carrots. We are so pleased to have Kinky back to perform another 2 shows at the 'Van. UNMISSABLE!

Austin – Kinky Friedman may have been returned to the private sector by his fellow Texas Democrats in the State Ag Commissioner political run off, but he isn’t bitter about it.  For Kinky, each path tested is just another small part of his amazing journey through life on planet Earth.  One can only imagine the tales Kinky can tell.

Or….one can attend a performance of Kinky Friedman – A Journey In Time and not leave it to the imagination.  For Kinky is telling the tales, both hilarious and poignant.  He’s talking about how he introduced the Frisbee to the natives of Borneo while in the peace corps; how he offended all equally with the Texas Jewboys in the seventies; how he counts former President Bill Clinton and the late Nelson Mandela among the millions of fans of his music and books.  Kinky is telling the truths about life as he knows them.

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Friday 23 January
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $40+bf
$45 at the door

KINKY FRIEDMAN (USA) - A JOURNEY IN TIME

Musician, author, politician, entrepreneur, animal saviour... Kinky Friedman has worn many hats over his long career that began in 1966 with the almost obligatory obscure, one-off single with his university band, King Arthur & The Carrots. We are so pleased to have Kinky back to perform another 2 shows at the 'Van. UNMISSABLE!

Austin – Kinky Friedman may have been returned to the private sector by his fellow Texas Democrats in the State Ag Commissioner political run off, but he isn’t bitter about it.  For Kinky, each path tested is just another small part of his amazing journey through life on planet Earth.  One can only imagine the tales Kinky can tell.

Or….one can attend a performance of Kinky Friedman – A Journey In Time and not leave it to the imagination.  For Kinky is telling the tales, both hilarious and poignant.  He’s talking about how he introduced the Frisbee to the natives of Borneo while in the peace corps; how he offended all equally with the Texas Jewboys in the seventies; how he counts former President Bill Clinton and the late Nelson Mandela among the millions of fans of his music and books.  Kinky is telling the truths about life as he knows them.

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Saturday 24 January
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $52+bf, General Admission- $40+bf
$45 at the door