Oakleigh RSL, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166

A Tribute To Yiannis Papaioannou

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

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)
Just announced SUZANNAH ESPIE

'Mums The Word' - A Mothers Day Celebration

Come along for a magic Mothers Day afternoon at the Caravan featuring the enchanting SUZANNAH ESPIE the musicians voice JULIE O'HARA, singing supremos LORETTA & TRACEY MILLER, the guitar man SAM LEMANN and multi talented PETER BAYLOR singing and performing two sets of sublime harmonious original music as well as the old favourites.

Four albums into her solo career, Suzannah Espie continues to mine the soulful and personal side of folk and country music. That she does so with such honesty and directness whilst still blending subtlety and beautiful melodies reinforces her standing as one of this country’s finest singer/songwriters.

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Sun 08th May
Doors open: 3pm
Price: Reserved Seating- $20+bf General Admission- $15+bf
$15 at door if available
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Tex Perkins & Charlie Owen

Teaming up with Tex for this intimate show will be none other than his good friend Charlie Owen. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a night not to be missed. Special Guest LIAM GERNER

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music, with a career that has taken in everything from the ground breaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with The Dark Horses, from the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, Tex has heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

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Fri 13th May
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $29.50+bf
$33 at the door if available

Brewster Brothers - Brothers, Angels & Demons

The story of the Angels ...Four generations strong presented by two of the key players Rick and John Brewster the show offers a multimedia experience describing one of Australia's most enduring rock outfits.

Presented by the sons and fathers of the Brewster family these on-stage performances are an insight into just how tight a band can be when the entire membership is connected by the bond of blood. The depth in this show displays a pedigree borne from four generations of musical heritage.“Brothers, Angels & Demons” is an exciting music theatre show built around the kind of story you couldn’t invent even if you tried… this is definitely a case of truth is better than fiction!

This special show ‘Brothers Angels and Demons” takes audiences on a wild ride.

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Sat 14th May
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door (if still available)
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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 BUSY KINGDOM.

For over 30 years, Jon Stevens remarkable career as a singer, songwriter and performer has seen him achieve so much. This includes ARIA chart-topping success as the front man of legendary Australian bands Noiseworks and INXS, and now, with another band on the rise, The Dead Daisies.

Jon’s musical journey started off with success in his birthplace New Zealand, where he released his number one debut album, with two of the singles also hitting the top spot.

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Sun 15th May
Doors open: 3pm (Show Starts 3.30 pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $48(incl b/f), General Admission- $37.50(incl b/f)
$38 at the door (if still available)
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Pony Face presents Nebraska

Pony Face present their visionary re-imagining of Sprinsteens's classic album 'Nebraska'. Pony Face and their musical collaborators from the album, include Shane O'Mara, Matt Walker, Biddy Connor, and Ladie Dee.

To the uninitiated Pony Face can appear unconventional, but who better to take on Bruce Springsteen’s bleak and affected 1982 Tascam-recorded demo album, Nebraska? Pony Face were initially commissioned to perform Nebraska live as part of (former) St. Kilda institution Pure Pop Records’ classic album series.

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Fri 20th May
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available
 

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Petulant Frenzy Play Frank Zappa

PETULANT FRENZY is a group of Sydney musicians who share a love of the music of Frank Zappa, which is lucky, really, as that's all they play. They also share the outrageous fearlessness required to tackle FZ's spectacular oeuvre. Special Guests TWO PLOOKED OUT

Not concentrating on any particular era, album or form allows them to careen wildly between the many FZ genres and put shows together that are less about wearing the moustache and SG, but more about performing it the way Frank would hopefully have enjoyed hearing it – an eyebrow-wiggling blend of total respect and utter irreverence.

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Sat 21st May
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats - $35+bf, General Admission - $27+bf
$30 at the door

Baby Et Lulu

We are so pleased to have this gorgeous duo with their elegant ensemble back at the Caravan Music Club. Alt Media Group says "Lara Goodridge and Abby Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France! ...”

Baby et Lulu, Australia’s seductive French-language duo.

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.

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Sun 29th May
Doors open: 3pm (Showtime 3.40)
Price: Reserved Seats $42+bf, General Admissison-$33+bf
$35 at door if available
Please book dinner reservations separately!

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.

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 01st June
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door if available
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Bellarine Blues Explosion- featuring Chris Wilson & Band

Australian Blues Legend CHRIS WILSON will perform a rockin set with special guest MOJO CORNER.

CHRIS WILSON has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.

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Fri 03rd June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$25+bf, General Admission-$18+bf
$20 at the door (If still available)
GA Tickets left !!

DON WALKER & The Suave Fucks

After his hugely successful sold out 'Hully Gully' CD Launch and his 'Perfect Crime' Tour last year we are thrilled to have Don back at the Caravan. Special guest LIZ STRINGER

As a member of and main songwriter for Cold Chisel between 1973 and 1983 he wrote “Saturday Night”, “Cheap Wine”, “Standing on the Outside”, “Four Walls” and “Khe Sahn” along with many others, and co-wrote “Flame Trees”.

In 1989, after a break from music spent traveling, he released “Unlimited Address” under the band name Catfish.

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Sat 04th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at the door
Dont miss this show !!

Mike Rudd

MIKE RUDD presents a retrospective show covering Spectrum, The Indelible Murtceps, and Ariel. Featuring Ariel's GLYN MASON.

Michael David Rudd was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His first major group was the Chants R&B. The group came to Australia and settled in Melbourne in 1966 but broke up soon afterwards. Rudd then joined The Party Machine led by Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford, who later formed Daddy Cool.

After Party Machine split up in late 1969, Rudd formed his own group, Spectrum, one of Australia’s first progressive rock groups.

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Sun 05th June
Doors open: 3pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available
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John McSherry & Donal O'Connor

We warmly welcome renown Irish Uilleann piper JOHN McSHERRY and gifted Irish fiddle player DONAL O'CONNOR for a special mid week show at the Caravan. John and Donal will be joined on stage by local guitarist ROB HILLMAN.

JOHN McSHERRY is hailed as one of the finest exponents of the art of Uilleann Piping in the world today – “a true master” (Irish Music Magazine).
John has toured the world as both a solo performer and member of several outstanding bands. He was a founding member of top trad bands Tamalin, Lúnasa, At First Light and The Olllam as well as lead instrumentalist with Dónal Lunny’s ground-breaking supergroup ‘Coolfin’.

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Tue 14th June
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats-$33+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at door if available
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Alex Gow & Dan Kelly - Australian Dreamers Tour

Two of Australia’s great singers, songwriters and dreamers are teaming up for a double national headline tour.

Neither artist is a stranger to the road, having both toured relentlessly with their respective bands over the years, however, this is the first time they will be both touring solo together. The shows will feature tracks both old and new, plenty of the stories they are known for, and perhaps a few surprises along the way.

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Fri 17th June
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission-$20
$22 at door
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The Very Round Robin

AINE TYRRELL, GALLIE & ROESY The concept is 3 Irish singer-songwriters in the round on stage as simple as it is endearing. An ‘in the round’ style like an old style music show sharing music and stories, harmonies and talents, each artist playing their own songs and each others and giving the audience the unique opportunity to see an intimate display of talents and experiences between musical peers on stage.

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Sat 18th June
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats-$28+bf, General Admission-$20+bf
$22 at door if available

Mick Pealing & Mal Eastick play The Songs of Andy Durant & Stars

After a long 35 years, Mick Pealing and Mal Eastick once again join forces and return to the stage together for a debut performance at the Caravan Music Club to play the songs of Andy Durant and Stars

The brilliant guitar playing of Nick Charles coupled with glorious backing vocals by Tracy Kingman will have you enchanted as you hear all those much adored Stars hits. The afternoon will feature tracks from Stars’ two legendary albums, Paradise and Land of Fortune, plus music from the live album 1157 and the unforgettable Andrew Durant Memorial Concert.

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Sun 26th June
Doors open: 3pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available
A show not to be missed !!

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, delivers in words and music her tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock who got a little dirty!

The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin.
For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages.
2015 would have marked her 72nd year (Born 19 January 1943); unfortunately she would only reach those numbers in reverse and join the infamous 27 club.

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Fri 01st July
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available
Please book dinner reservations separately !

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.

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 06th July
Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)
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Willie Watson & Josh Hedley

It is with delight that we announce Willie Watson (USA) and Josh Hedley (USA) performing a debut show at the Caravan. Two great singers, two great musicians. One incredible show. Don’t miss it!

Willie Watson, who captured fans on his recent trip down under as part of the Dave Rawlings Machine, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and banjo player who hails from Watkins Glen in upstate New York and was a founding member of the most respected bands within the realm of modern Americana, Old Crow Medicine Show.

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Fri 15th July
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $29.50+bf
$33 at door if available

LEONARDO"S BRIDE

ABBY DOBSON & DEAN MANNING will come together as Leonardo's Bride for only the second time in 15 years for a special Melbourne exclusive at The Caravan Club

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Fri 22nd July
Doors open: 8 pm
Price: Reserved Seating $39.50 General Admission $30.00
$33 at Door If Available

Boom Crash Opera

With 2017 marking 30 years since their debut release, Boom Crash Opera announce a very special show at the Caravan.

Boom Crash Opera have always had a reputation for exciting live shows that blend boisterous, angular rock with soulful singing and a sense of surging joy and camaraderie.  They have a classic repertoire of hit songs – Onionskin, Great Wall, The Best Thing and Hands Up In The Air  to name a few.
BCO songs are woven into 80s and 90s pop culture, featuring in films such as The Big Steal and Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead to name a couple.

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Sat 23rd July
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available
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Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart

The Caravan warmly welcomes Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell, and Felicity Urquhart for an authentic Roots and Country music afternoon treat.

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart have had a superb 2016 with the release of their debut self-titled Album at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. The much acclaimed performance at their Album Launch followed by a spellbinding live version of Kasey Chambers’ ‘I Still Pray’ at the 44th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards made them the talk of Tamworth, shooting them straight into the ARIA Country Charts and straight to the top of the list of future ‘must-see’ shows.

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Sun 24th July
Doors open: 3pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available.
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Sun Rising - Elvis vs Jerry Lee Lewis

Caravan Club regulars, Sun Rising, present the two biggest names in Rock n Roll- Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis in a foot stomping new show, THE KILLER VS THE KING. That's, Elvis vs Jerry Lee, ego for ego and punch for punch!

Consisting of a set of classic Sun Record hits from artists including Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, BB King, Howlin’ Wolf and followed by a set of Rock and Roll greatness, featuring the sounds from Elvis and Jerry Lee, song for song with hilarious anecdotes a plenty pertaining to the iconic relationship between two of entertainments biggest names.

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Fri 05th August
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)
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Corey Harris (USA)

American reggae and blues musician Corey Harris debuts at the Caravan. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Corey Harris has earned substantial critical acclaim as one of the few contemporary bluesmen able to channel the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta blues without coming off as an authenticity-obsessed historian. Along with Keb’ Mo’ and Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, he raised the flag of acoustic guitar blues in the mid-1990s.

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Fri 19th August
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$40 at door if available
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Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

Two days of live Rebetika coupled with dancing, food and festivities. This festival will focus on the early music of Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Giorgos Batis, Rita Abadzi, Kostas Skarvelis, Panagiotis Toundas, Giorgos Mitsakis and many more.

Con Kalamaras and Kon Karamountzos are proud to announce the
Inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

Bringing together the Melbourne Musical Rebetiko community, this live festival is situated in the heart of Oakleigh and will celebrate the musical and cultural legacy of Rebetika and its impact on Greece and the world at large.

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Sat 20th August
Doors open: 4pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available
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Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

Two days of live Rebetika coupled with dancing, food and festivities. This festival will focus on the early music of Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Giorgos Batis, Rita Abadzi, Kostas Skarvelis, Panagiotis Toundas, Giorgos Mitsakis and many more.

Con Kalamaras and Kon Karamountzos are proud to announce the
Inaugural Melbourne Rebetiko Festival

Bringing together the Melbourne Musical Rebetiko community, this live festival is situated in the heart of Oakleigh and will celebrate the musical and cultural legacy of Rebetika and its impact on Greece and the world at large.

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Sun 21st August
Doors open: 4pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available
Special RSL members Price

The Soldiers Wife

Powerful, passionate and deeply personal, The Soldiers Wife is a unique theatrical music project designed to document through song the untold, emotional stories-behind-the-stories of the sacrifice of women and families behind Australia’s pastime in war.

The artists involved represent a mix of vast songwriting experience and emerging talent. They are: one time Australian Music Prize nominee and vocal powerhouse Jackie Marshall; North Queensland based Roz Pappalardo (best known as one half of Women in Docs, Emma Bosworth, country blues artist Kristy Apps, regional artist, Melinda Wells, recent Cairns based Queensland Music Awards winner Leanne Tennant, project coordinator Deb Suckling (Lucy Star Satellite) and very special guests.

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Sat 22nd October
Doors open: 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available