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Friday 20 January
Doors open at 8pm. Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door ( if available)

Russell Morris & Band

Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS heads 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. Special guest RUSTY BROWN (Electric Mary)

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. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 21 January
Doors open at 8pm (Music starts 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA)

For fans of American old time mountain music (and roots music lovers alike), THE WHITETOP MOUNTAINEERS from the hills of Virginia are the genuine article. Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham return to Australia by popular demand.

On their previous 5 visits the duo stunned and delighted audiences across the country with their contemporary and traditional performance of American mountain music, song & dance – they are the ‘real deal’.  Both are skilled multi-instrumentalists – Jackson on guitar, mandolin & claw hammer banjo, and Martha on fiddle, guitar & banjo. They are both strong vocal performers and their close harmonies are indicative of the old time and bluegrass traditions from which they draw their repertoire. ... Continue Reading

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

Hat Fitz & Cara Album Launch

The Dynamic Blues Couple HAT FITZ & CARA launch their fourth album 'After The Rain'. It has a unique vintage sound that these two have created themselves yet it is packed with a modern punch that cannot be denied once seen live. Hat Fitz & Cara are known for their fun personalities on stage as well as their uplifting music that will make it a show to remember.

SPECIAL GUESTS (2 choirs) IF YOU SEE HER SAY HELLO & WRITTEN IN STONE. The Tour started off with a few extra voices joining us on stage and since word has got out we have ended up bringing a few choirs together on the night, which is so exciting as they have never met or sang before. These original compositions really lend themselves to a gritty bitter and sweet entirety of harmonious voices. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 27 January
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available

Kim Churchill

At just 26, KIM CHURCHILL has already achieved some incredible things in his short time as a professional musician. He’s recognised as much internationally as he is in Australia, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the planet, including Glastonbury Billy Bragg, Falls Festival, Nahko and the Medicine People, Montreal Jazz, Telluride Blues, and a plethora of others.

Known for his magnetic, dynamic stage presence, Kim unites lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect,  using his guitar to create landscapes, which animate his lyrics. Drawing inspiration from his time in Europe and sojourns to Sri Lanka and Canada,  Kim has just finished his follow up record to Silence/Win. To celebrate, Kim will take the new songs to some of his favourite regional Australian towns and cities, places where he has spent time in his formative years travelling and busking, surfing and sleeping in the back of a van. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 29 January
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $48+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door (if still available)

Karise Eden

After her captivating sold out show at the Caravan in February this year we warmly welcome back KARISE EDEN to the Caravan. 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!

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. In 2015 Karise released her sophomore album ‘Things I’ve Done’ aptly named as she wrote 11 of the 12 songs about her own life experiences – a turbulent life that in October 2014 the ABC’s Australian Story covered in an exclusive TV special called ‘Vanishing Act’ that pulled an audience of 1. ... Continue Reading

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Wednesday 01 February
Doors open at 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

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

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Friday 03 February
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$35 at door if available

Sara Storer

Australian Country Music Queen and multi golden guitar winner SARA STORER debuts at the Caravan.

Although multi-award winning songstress, Sara Storer, has been relatively quiet in terms of her public profile over the past 3 years, she has not been idle. In 2014 she took out 3 major Golden Guitar awards at the Country Music Awards of Australia in Tamworth and early in 2015, gave birth to her 4th boy. Yes , 4 boys! During this time Sara and her family also relocated from Darwin to the NSW border city of Albury so they could be closer to family. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 04 February
Doors open at 8pm (showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $39.50+BF, General Admission- $30+BF
$35 at the door (if still available)

"Leave Your Hat On" - Songs of Joe Cocker

'Leave Your Hat On' presents Joe Cocker classics as performed by a 12 piece show band featuring on lead vocals NICCO GAZZANA acclaimed guitarist and showman BOB SPENCER, Musical Director and champion keyboardist ANDY BURNS, a blazing horn section and backing vocals by the fabulous DELTA LADIES. Unmissable!

  Leave Your Hat On' returns to the Caravan Music Club for another huge show in February. This fabulous show pays homage to that reggae-loving working class soul man from Sheffield who could growl it, croon it, or scream it with the very best, Mr Joe Cocker. The show will feature the incredible Nicco Gazzana out front backed up by a hard rocking 12 piece band made up of some of Australia’s finest musicians as well as the stunning Delta Ladies and those crazy Mad Dog Horns. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 05 February
Doors open at 3pm (Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$22 at door if available

Miriam Lieberman Trio

Singer songwriter MIRIAM LIEBERMAN launches her new album 'Full Circle'. Miriam knows how to tell a story with her soulful vocals, kora (21 string African harp) and percussive styled guitar, her music is both lyrical and uplifting. Added is the cello, violin and rich vocal harmonies of KATE ADAMS & LARA GOODRIDGE.

You’ll be hearing all ten original songs from the new album 'Full Circle' which were recorded after a highly successful crowd funding campaign. Kate is an adept and versatile traditionally trained cellist who played alongside Miriam in the duo Naked Without My Cello. Lara is not only singer/violinist of Baby et Lulu and FourPlay, she is an established session player, having performed with such luminaries as Glen Hansard, Brian Wilson and more. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 10 February
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Dave Graney & The MistLY with Victoriana Gaye

Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author DAVE GRANEY & The MistLY. SpecIal guest VICTORIANA GAYE.

Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, Dave Graney and the MistLY. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 11 February
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $22+bf, General Admission- $17+bf
$20 at door if available

ALEYCE SIMMONDS Album Launch

Aleyce Simmonds Album Launch - Supported by exceptional singer/songwriter, Tori Forsyth, this is a must see show!

At just 29, Australian Independent Artist of the Year, ALEYCE SIMMONDS is already a ten-year veteran of the industry. Her debut single Mighty Mighty Love became the most played country song on Australian Commercial radio and her two full-length albums have received popular and critical acclaim, reaching the Top 10 of the official Australian Record Industry Association Charts. Throughout her career so far, Aleyce has drawn comparisons with artists as diverse as Linda Ronstadt, Shania Twain and, most commonly, Emmy-Lou Harris. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 12 February
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$35 at the door

Shane Howard Trio

It has been 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 album 'Deeper South' as well as a selection of songs throughout his musical career.

Deeper South is Shane Howard's journey across the wine-dark sea. He takes to the ocean in imagery and philosophy, meditating on life and love in the pitch and roar of the waves, the depth of the currents, the surface tensions of the seemingly becalmed. For there's something of a constant battle on the captain's deck between despairing realism and the power of love. It's an all-acoustic, wooden instruments, affair that marries folk and Celtic genres. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 17 February
Doors open at 6pm on Fri 17th Feb
Price: Three Day: $169 Friday 17th: $49 Saturday 18th: $79 Sunday 19th: $69
Tickets at Door Three Day: $190 Friday 17th: $55 Saturday 18th: $90 Sunday 19th: $80

Holler Roots Music Festival

HOLLER!!! YES FOLKS, you'll be hollering, foot stomping and what ever else you goddam please over 3 BIG days and nights in FEB when the inaugural HOLLER ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off!

www.hollerrootsfest.com.au It's with great pleasure we announce that Caravan Music will join forces with Salty Dog Blues and Roots to celebrate the vibrant Melbourne roots music scene on Feb 17,18 and 19th. An incredible array of local and international talent will come together across two stages at the much loved Caravan Club and as the name of the festival suggests there will be TRUCKLOADS of noise, excitement and rudely LOUD roots music, guaranteed to get your body shakin’ and feet flailing like there's no tomorrow! Powerhouse Alligator Records Trio MORELAND & ARBUCKLE (USA) will make their Australian debut and blow the joint down! Killer New Orleans bass player CHARLIE WOOTON will feature with the JAMES SOUTHWELL BAND as will local legend CHRIS WILSON on harmonica. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 24 February
Doors open at 8 pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available

BEN WATERS (UK)

Ben is recognised as one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players and has had a remarkable apprenticeship, having worked and recorded with many of the legendary greats of the rock ‘n roll world – The Rolling Stones. Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin’ Stevens, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Procul Harum, Mick Hucknall,, and many others.

Ben recorded his album “Boogie for Stu” at Jools Hollands studio (which Jools donated freely) – it is a commemorative album in honour of the late Ian Stewart, family friend and founder of The Rolling Stones , all of whom, along with Jools and P-J Harvey are featured in the CD. It has topped blues and rock ‘n roll charts world wide with proceeds from sales and Ben’s advance going to the British Heart Foundation in Stu’s memory. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 25 February
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Reimagining Nina Simone

Acclaimed folk/jazz singer Nicola Watson and award winning pianist Nathan Liow are joined by National Jazz Awards finalist 2015 Adam Spiegl (bass) and Justin Olsson (drums) to reimagine the music of the late, great Nina Simone.

One of the most arresting and commanding artists of modern musical times, Nina Simone offered her voice and songs to the civil rights movement as well as advancing the legacy of jazz, blues and soul music. A formidably talented classical pianist, Simone brought glistening textures from her classical training to a world of music rooted in struggle, soul and beauty. In this new project, Nicola Watson and Nathan Liow take on the intimidating task of paying both tribute and respects to one of the greatest creative forces of the 20th Century. ... Continue Reading

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Wednesday 01 March
Doors open at 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

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

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Friday 03 March
Doors open at 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 will return to the Caravan Music Club after sell-out shows in 2016. Chain rekindles the spirit of the sixties and seventies plus bring a thoroughly modern approach with the tight sound they are known for.

Having formed 49 years ago, Chain went on to have a number of hits in the early 70's -'Black 'n Blue', Judgment' and Matt Taylor's 'I Remember When I Was Young' Their double gold album 'Toward the Blues' is a landmark recording in Australian music history and has influenced the direction of blues and roots performers in this country since. Renowned for their onstage chemistry and their unique blues/rock style of music, Chain is a great musical experience and non-stop entertainment. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 04 March
Doors open at 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 will return to the Caravan Music Club after sell-out shows in 2016. Chain rekindles the spirit of the sixties and seventies plus bring a thoroughly modern approach with the tight sound they are known for.

Having formed 49 years ago, Chain went on to have a number of hits in the early 70's -'Black 'n Blue', Judgment' and Matt Taylor's 'I Remember When I Was Young' Their double gold album 'Toward the Blues' is a landmark recording in Australian music history and has influenced the direction of blues and roots performers in this country since. Renowned for their onstage chemistry and their unique blues/rock style of music, Chain is a great musical experience and non-stop entertainment. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 05 March
Doors open at 7pm (Showtime 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $40+bf General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available

Ross Daly

Many years before what we call "World Music" appeared on the scene, certain individuals had already understood the enormous value and vast variety of the world's various musical traditions and had dedicated their lives to their study. One such person is ROSS DALY.

Although of Irish descent, Ross Daly does not really fit into any particular ethnic stereotype given that his life has been spend in many different parts of the world and his home for the last 35 years is the island of Crete in Greece. Ross Daly, at a very early age, discovered that music was, in his own words, "the language of my dialogue with that which I perceive to be sacred". This dialogue eventually led him to the great modal traditions of the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent where he finally found the musical archetypes that he had been searching for all his life. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 10 March
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: $25 General Admission (Standing Room Only)
$27 at door if available

Hollie Smith (NZ)

Following on from her successful acoustic shows in 2016, legendary soul diva & multi-platinum selling artist HOLLIE SMITH returns to Australia this time with her full band to perform at the Caravan before her appearance at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Victoria.

The release of Hollie Smith’s latest album “Water Or Gold” in 2016 had her at #1 in New Zealand charts and received rave reviews in Australia. Her band features the likes of Darren Mathiassen on drums who also is a member of NZ drum & bass outfit Shapeshifter, renown session keyboardist Daniel Hayles, and the enigmatic & multi-talented Marika Hodgson on bass – a powerhouse lineup and a show not to miss! “…a dominant force. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 11 March
Doors open at 8pm, Show (8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf

Stelios Kazantzidis - A Live Tribute

Stelios Kazantzidis is widely considered the most prolific Greek singer of all time.

In his musical career, he recorded more than 1,500 songs. He was recognized as the voice of the working class, since many of his songs talked about their problems and complaints. Using his expressive vocal interpretations to capture the joys as well as the melancholy longings of Greeks everywhere, especially those in the working class and emigrants in the Greek diaspora.

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Wednesday 15 March
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $37+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available

Dori Freeman (US)

Breakout Americana artist DORI FREEMAN will make her debut at the Caravan. Dori Freeman has a perfect country voice: languid and pure-toned but with a little Appalachian dust on it. Freeman’s storytelling soaks up the wisdom of more decades than the 25-year-old has been around. Her songs hit you like a train. They are stunningly gorgeous, lyrically rich and so thoughtfully executed. Her lilting vocals shine – at times reminiscent of Emmylou Harris – and are delivered with such an aching, melancholic sincerity that her reflections on love, loss and heartbreak wind up buried deep under your skin.

Dori Freeman has its own unique sound while also drawing from many different genres.  Freeman says the distinct sound of the record, produced by acclaimed singer/musician Teddy Thompson, came about organically.  “We just wanted it to sound genuine,” she says.  “To be current and sincere.” That sincerity is palpable on the album, made up of songs full of longing, wit, and haunting vocals from Freeman, who sings in a seemingly-effortless but layered, sensual way, causing each word—and note—to take flight. ... Continue Reading

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Thursday 16 March
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $35+bf
$40 at the door if avaialable

Mundy (IRE)

MUNDY is back doing what he does best: writing ridiculously infectious pop-rock songs that lodge in your cranium like squatters in a vacant house. Celebrating two decades since his breakthrough classic ‘To You I Bestow’, Mundy’s performances are both powerful and melodically dynamic. With the self-titled album ‘Mundy” the popular artist gives us his infectious sixth studio album, which was released in April 2015.

Mundy teamed up with Youth, who produced his debut album, the critically acclaimed Jellylegs in 1996. Jellylegs yielded such hit songs ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’ ‘Life’s A Cinch’ and cc which featured on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’ s Romeo & Juliet. Following Jellylegs, Mundy went on to release the multi-platinum record 24 Star Hotel, with hit tracks ‘July’ and ‘Mexico’ becoming firm favourites. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 17 March
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $27+bf
$30 at the door if available

Into The Mystic – St Patrick's Day Party

We welcome back JOE CREIGHTON and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) to present INTO THE MYSTIC - St Patricks Day Party 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

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Sunday 19 March
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at door if available

Martha Tilston (UK)

BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, six critically claimed internationally released albums, MARTHA TILSTON returns to Australia with her latest record - a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

She delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals, with the support of an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians. http://www.marthatilston.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/user/squigglyrecords https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2BVN91wW28&feature=youtu.be

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Sunday 02 April
Doors open at 3pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door (if still available)

Nick Barker & The Monkey Men celebrate 1976 Rolling Stones Tour

NICK BARKER & THE MONKEY MEN (Nick Barker , Shane O’Mara , Ash Davies ,Grant Cummerford and Justin Garner) is a rare collection of local Melbourne talent brought together specifically to celebrate the music of The Rolling Stones and on this occasion they will focus on the Rolling Stones 1976 European Tour

This infamous Spring 1976 Tour saw The Rolling Stones at perhaps their wildest ever. Featuring the classic line-up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman with help from Billy Preston, Ollie Brown and Ian Stewart. The tour saw shows in Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia, Austria and even included a headline spot at Knebworth Fair in England. ... Continue Reading

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Wednesday 05 April
Doors open at 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller's Singalong

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.

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

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Saturday 08 April
Doors open at 8pm (Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $35+bf, General Admission $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Dylanesque - The Bob Dylan Story

Bob Dylan changed music forever when he burst onto the scene in the 60s in Greenwich Village. DYLANesque pays tribute to his extraordinary life, times and music, as singer JEFF JENKINS cleverly intersperses stories of key moments from Bob’s life, with a spellbinding performance of more than 30 of Dylan’s finest songs. Together with his electrifying 4-piece band they are stunning audiences with their authentic, powerful homage to one of the 20th Century’s greatest songwriters.

Jeff Jenkins, lead singer, (and writer / producer) opens the show with the tale of how a young 19 yr old Bob Dylan hitch-hiked his way from Duluth Minnesota to New York City with a guitar and $10 in his pocket - and went on to become one of the world’s most successful songwriters of all time. Starting from his humble beginnings busking in cafes, ‘DYLANesque - The Bob Dylan Story’ is a 2-hour narrated rock show that leads you through the songs and events that shaped Dylan; his relationships and breakups, religious conversions, the dramatic scenes when Bob ‘went electric’ at Newport Folk Festival in 1965, how he went from playing solo to playing with The Band, through all his incarnations including the much loved Travelling Wilbury's. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 16 April
Doors open at 3pm (Show 3.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$49.50+bf, General Admission-$35+bf
$40 at door if available

TONY JOE WHITE (US)

The Swamp Fox, TONY JOE WHITE, is to put it simply a bona legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better. So it with great pleasure Love Police are pleased to announce his return to Australia in April 2017. Special guest LEAH FLANAGAN.

Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.

Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning. ... Continue Reading

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Monday 24 April
Doors open at 7.30pm (Show 8pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$49.50+bf, General Admission-$35+bf
$40 at door if available

TONY JOE WHITE (US)

The Swamp Fox, TONY JOE WHITE, is to put it simply a bona legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better. So it with great pleasure Love Police are pleased to announce his return to Australia in April 2017.

Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.

Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 28 April
Doors open at 8pm (Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available

Spaniards

SPANIARDS formed in 1983 after a suggestion by keyboard player Mark Mannock who had worked with Mick Pealing's Ideals and Billy Miller's Great Blokes that the two front men get together and see what happens.

The yin and yang combination worked and with the addition of future "Electric Mary" frontman Russell Brown on bass and legendary drummer John Annas,  a formidable team of singers, musicians and songwriters took to the stage with a vengeance. The band were together for 3 years releasing the charting singles "God Is Shield" produced by Molly Meldrum, "What Can I Do For You" and "Angel" With numerous appearances on Countdown and sellout residencies at infamous venues like The Prospect Hill Hotel and The Venue in St Kilda  Spaniards also supported Tina Turner on her Private Dancer tour plus Katrina and the Waves on their Walking On Sunshine tour. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 26 May
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Nikki D & The Browns with Dom Turner

Recently described by Guitar World as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”, NIKKI BROWN is an electric lap steel guitar phenomenon. Nikki’s sister Gloria (rhythm guitar and vocals) and cousin Tomika (drums and vocals) share the same deep musical heritage and love of infectious gospel-soul funk- blues music, Joining Nikki and the Browns is legendary Australian guitarist DOM TURNER, of the awarded Australian blues act, Backsliders. This is the official Melbourne launch of their debut album.

Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Nikki was born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as Sacred Steel. To add, Nikki, is a powerful singer and performer with a distinctive approach developed over a lifetime of gospel singing. DOM TURNER  Legendary Australian slide guitarist and music producer, of the awarded Australian blues act, Backsliders travelled to Toledo, Ohio in August 2016 to collaborate with Nikki on what is a series of slide guitar infused, gospel- soul, funk-blues tunes that demonstrate the kind of magic that happens when two like minded slide guitar tone freaks get together in one place. ... Continue Reading