Thursday 23 November
Doors open at 8pm(Show 830pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $37+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available
Selling Fast

Frazey Ford

Following her stunning 2016 Australian live debut, where she mesmerised crowds at The Caravan with her boldly sincere self-possession and full-throated ebullience that puts flesh to musical bones, FRAZEY FORD announces a return to Australia this November. The East Vancouver-based singer songwriter will debut in Auckland (New Zealand), Western Australia and Brisbane, along with a headline performance at Mullum Music Festival on 19 November. Special guest GARRETT KATO & LITTLE WISE

Exuding equal parts Americana, alt-country, and soul, Frazey Ford (Be-Good Tanyas) has bloomed as a solo artist, the soulful, honey-dipped restraint in her vocals and lyrical intimacies finding a growing Australian following in recent years. Frazey will bring audience favourites September Fields and Done down under alongside her upcoming single release, a lush reinterpretation of D’Angelos’ When We Get By, due for release on Monday, October 20 via Caroline Australia. ... Continue Reading

Friday 24 November
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$38+bf, General Admission-$29.50+bf
$32 at door if available
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Lindi Ortega (Can)

When LINDI ORTEGA went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn’t heard in some time – her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it’s precisely this voice – a combination of Ortega’s fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano – that grips your attention on a brand new EP, Til The Goin’ Gets Gone. Special guest BROOKE RUSSELL

A dogged resilience permeates this unadorned collection – three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Waiting ‘Round To Die.” The songs are the hard-won spoils of an internal war with words that struck after an extended stretch of touring, addressed in the EP’s title track about the detours and ditches that a traveling musician faces. “What A Girl’s Gotta Do,” a song that is the silver lining of an otherwise dreadful date, explores the gritty pragmatism of making ends meet. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 25 November
Doors open at 8pm Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $47+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
SOLD OUT !!

My Friend The Chocolate Cake

MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE have hit the road on the back of the release of their newest album, The Revival Meeting. Three shows in and they have already enjoyed full houses across the board, including a huge 800+ crowd in their hometown of Melbourne at the Recital Centre. The band have just announced an additional two performances to be staged in Melbourne at the Caravan.

To celebrate, the band have released an official video for single Jeffrey Smart (Silver City). In this track, a Wurlitzer and a spacious groove underpin the tale about seeking to find the edge, the natural textural beauty and surreal light in the urban ordinary in the way that the expatriate Australian painter Jeffrey Smart did. David Bridie says: “Illuminating modern urban alienation, post-industrial landscapes. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 26 November
Doors open at 3pm Showtime 3.30pm
Price: Reserved Seats-Adult $47+bf,Child $20+bf, GA-Adult $30+bf,Child $12+bf
SOLD OUT !!

My Friend The Chocolate Cake (Sun Matinee)

MY FRIEND THE CHOCOLATE CAKE have hit the road on the back of the release of their newest album, The Revival Meeting. Three shows in and they have already enjoyed full houses across the board, including a huge 800+ crowd in their hometown of Melbourne at the Recital Centre. The band have just announced an additional two performances to be staged in Melbourne at The Caravan.

To celebrate, the band have released an official video for single Jeffrey Smart (Silver City). In this track, a Wurlitzer and a spacious groove underpin the tale about seeking to find the edge, the natural textural beauty and surreal light in the urban ordinary in the way that the expatriate Australian painter Jeffrey Smart did. David Bridie says: “Illuminating modern urban alienation, post-industrial landscapes. ... Continue Reading

Thursday 30 November
Doors open at 8pm(Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $27+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$22 at door if available

The East Pointers (Can)

Woodfordia presents THE EAST POINTERS ‘What We Leave Behind’ Australian National Tour. Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, the JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, are Prince Edward Island fiddler TIM CHAISSON, banjoist KOADY CHAISSON and Ontario guitarist JAKE CHARRON

Their second album ‘What We Leave Behind’, released in September 2017, continues to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and songs, The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory. ... Continue Reading

Friday 01 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: General Admission- $44+bf
$45 at door if available

The Celibate Rifles with Violetine

The 1980s were the golden age of rock’n’roll in the Australian music scene and the CELIBATE RIFLES were in it up to their eye balls. Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, also home to Midnight Oil and INXS, the Rifles hit the ground running and haven’t stopped since. Special Guest VIOLETINE

“The early 80s was an amazing time in Australian music, particular Sydney,” recalls singer Damien Lovelock. “It seemed like every pub had live music three or four nights a week and there still weren’t enough venues to go around.” Establishing themselves through their distinctive sound and high energy performance, the Celibate Rifles quickly came to the forefront of the vibrant alternative music scene. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 02 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available
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Legends of Laiko 1960 - 1970

Con Kalamaras presents: Legends of Laiko 1960-1970

Continuing on from the special tribute journey, this concert will pay homage to the legends of Laiko Music. This musical experiences will take the audience on a nostalgic journey into Greece; and this ensemble will share their passion that you will never forget. Covering such artists as Hiotis, Kaldaras, Zambetas and more! One Show only!

Sunday 03 December
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available
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Into The Mystic

We welcome back JOE CREIGHTON and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) to present INTO THE MYSTIC celebrating The Music of Van Morrison.

This line-up have been performing to sell out venues for 2yrs and with lead singer Creighton, born and raised in Belfast, he brings a tremendous authenticity to the show. Creighton grew up in Belfast, at the same time and on the same streets as Morrison and he would often watch Van perform live in the early days of his first band “Them” at the Maritime Club in Belfast. It is this connection that allows Creighton to bring a raw honesty to his show which results in a palpable world class act not able to be matched. ... Continue Reading

Wednesday 06 December
Doors open at 8pm(Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $29.50+bf
$32 at door if available

Sam Outlaw with Courtney Marie Andrews

Love Police Touring are delighted to announce the return of SAM OUTLAW to Australia who along with special guest COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS will play a handful of exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne this December.

Sam Outlaw, who has graced our shores and stages twice before, will this time bring with him a brilliant new album “Tenderheart” which was released in April of this year. The 13-track collection of originals was met with rave reviews including The Australian newspaper who said in it’s 4.5 Star review "On his second album the 34-year-old delivers a gem infused with the musical history of his adopted city, as well as Nashville, Austin and every dance hall and honky tonk in between. ... Continue Reading

Thursday 07 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door if avaiable

RENEE GEYER

Melbourne’s first lady of soul and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee returns for one last time with her dynamite live show to the Caravan. With a recording career spanning 30 years, RENEE GEYER is one of the few musicians in Australia to have released music in each decade from the 1970s to now.

She has worked with Chaka Khan, Joe Cocker, Neil Diamond, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Sting. She is a singer, songwriter, producer and author, and one of Australia’s most loved live performers. Expect signature tunes like It’s a Man’s World and unique versions of songs such as Why Can’t We Live Together. Don’t miss this chance to see the incredible Renee Geyer perform her mix of jazz, soul and blues. ... Continue Reading

Friday 08 December
Doors open at 8pm (Show 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available

The Orbweavers

THE ORBWEAVERS return to the beloved Caravan Club for one last time to launch their long awaited new album, Deep Leads.

Deep Leads is about buried and hidden things. Mining the land, the body and mind. Old rivers of feeling. Poison/panacea. Extraction/preservation. Escapism/courage. Cycles of decay and return. Deep Leads is the underlying layer to their previous album Loom. Where Loom explored the basalt bed of the Merri Creek, Deep Leads heads underground and within, exploring industrial, agricultural and personal histories (Blue Lake, The Dry, Invertebrate City), heavy and precious metals (Radium Girls, Mine), internal realms of escape and quest (Poison Garden, Cyclamen, Nitrates). ... Continue Reading

Saturday 09 December
Doors open at 8pm Showtime 8.30pm
Price: General Admission (Standing) $39.50+bf
$40 at door if available
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Models

When they formed, MODELS were hailed as one of the most innovative and imaginative Australian bands. Nearly four decades later, nothing has changed. Well, that’s not quite right – a lot of things have changed, but not the band’s approach to making music. The Models are SEAN KELLY, ANDREW DUFFIELD, MARK FERRIE & ASH DAVIES.

  They have always done things their own way. As the authors of The 100 Best Australian Albums (which featured Models’ The Pleasure Of Your Company) stated: “Melbourne electronic outfit Models followed a distinctly perverse and disjointed course from the outset.” The band actually had a “no singles” policy when they started – which annoyed Molly Meldrum. In 1980, Molly stopped his car on busy Chapel Street in Melbourne when he spotted a couple of Models. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 10 December
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at the door if available
Selling Fast

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and showing no signs of slowing, ROSS WILSON is one of Australia’s most respected and well known artists. Come see a legend of rock and his band ‘THE PEACENIKS’ perform a rockin' show at the Caravan

From the time Ross Wilson, the future Daddy of Cool began to Mondo Rock out of suburban Hampton with the 1960's outfit The Pink Finks, he was intrinsically aware of the heritage of growing up on the fringes of a major city. When he performed in 1966 at The Onion Patch, home of the Red Onions Jazz Band, little did he know he would be returning 48 years later to the very same stage, now The Caravan Club, to perform a homage to the streets of his youth. ... Continue Reading

Wednesday 13 December
Doors open at 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $20+bf

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing.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. 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. ... Continue Reading

Thursday 14 December
Doors open at 7.30pm (Showtime 8pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$23+bf General Admission $18+bf
$20 at door if available

In Oakleigh Tonight with JVG

The Caravan's very own tonight show IOT will return on Thursday December 14th. You ask whatever happened to variety entertainment? It's back.

Be there on Thurs December 14th  for the 6th IOT show. Your host RRR's JON VON GOES and the IOT house band will be joined guests TBA lt'll be like being at home watching telly when there were 4 channels and everything was live. Singing, dancing, interviews, a desk, a couch, a house band, a house poet, a barrel, a wheel, prizes, mall talk, local legends, big names, small names, dinner, show. ... Continue Reading

Friday 15 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available
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The Blackeyed Susans Xmas Show

THE BLACKEYED SUSANS play their annual Christmas show at the Caravan on Friday 15th December. This will be the 9th year The Susans have dusted off the tinsel and fired up the Christmas lights, for what has now become a Melbourne tradition. As usual they’ll be a smorgasbord of Christmas related songs, including choice cuts from their latest album and the best of their extensive back catalogue.

2017 has been a big year for The Blackeyed Susans, with the new album ‘Close Your Eyes and See’ getting rave reviews from fans and critics alike and their live shows selling out across the country. So, come help The Susans celebrate the birth of little baby Jesus in style this Christmas. Special guests to be announced. The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 16 December
Doors open at 8pm(Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$37+bf, General Admission-$25+bf
$28 at door if available
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Mia Dyson

Award-winning Australian singer-songwriter MIA DYSON is thrilled to unveil her new single, Gambling and announce an Australian headline tour in support of the new track with a string of dates around the country throughout November and December. Gambling is the first taste of her brand new album, due out early 2018.

"The thought of choosing to be vulnerable is scary before I act on it. And, being vulnerable is the most fulfilling way I have found to live. 'Gambling' is a reminder that this moment is the chance to either live life on life’s terms; or to let the chance for an experience slip away in positive or negative fantasy."  Says Dyson of the new single. In January of 2017, Mia headed to legendary music mecca Muscle Shoals, AL to record a new album with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, St Paul & The Broken Bones) behind the controls. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 17 December
Doors open at 12.30pm(Show 2pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Brian's Big Christmas BBQ

BRIAN’S BIG CHRISTMAS BBQ is on again with Jo Camilleri, Nick Barker, Tracy McNeill, Charles Jenkins, Jac Tonks and Wisey’s Dream Set all star ensemble –more to be announced soon.

Brian Wise and his much-loved program ‘Off The Record’ are an integral part of the Melbourne music scene. A wonderful community of musicians and music fans has organically evolved out of the program and we see this as an opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the past year.

Friday 22 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: TBA

HULLABALOO feat JAZZ PARTY

Featuring JAZZ PARTY .....more to be announced soon...

     

Saturday 23 December
Doors open at 8pm(Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $36+bf, General Admission- $28+bf,
$30 at door if available

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Xmas Tour

After a year that saw the release of his first book and a stunning compilation record documenting the past 25 years of releases - not to mention an extensive national tour and a quick jaunt to Europe - MICK THOMAS hits the road for his annual Christmas shows.

These Are the Days, These Are the Songs…and this is the Christmas run. The tour features the full Roving Commission line-up which includes Mick’s long time WPA cohort Squeezebox Wally as well as Ayleen O'Hanlon on banjo, guitar and shared lead vocals. These Are the Days (book) out through Melbourne Books These Are the Songs (double CD) out through Liberation Music www.mickthomas.com https://www. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 24 December
Doors open at 2.30pm(Showtime 3pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-Adult $36+bf,Child $25+bf, GA-Adult $28+bf,Child $15+bf
Adult $30, Child $20 at door if available

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Xmas Tour - 2nd & Final Show

Being Christmas Eve it is going to be a family friendly affair - Mick’s old friends The Killjoys will kick off the show at 3.00, Mick, Wally, Ayleen and company will be on stage and rocking at 4.00 and you’ll all be home wrapping the presents by 7.00. Oakleigh favourite JON VON GOES will be the Christmas compere.

After a year that saw the release of his first book and a stunning compilation record documenting the past 25 years of releases - not to mention an extensive national tour and a quick jaunt to Europe These Are the Days, These Are the Songs…and this is the Christmas run. These Are the Days (book) out through Melbourne Books These Are the Songs (double CD) out through Liberation Music