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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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Friday 07 April
Doors open at 8pm(Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $27+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$22 at door if available

Danny Ross plays RADIOHEAD

Having made his Caravan Club debut last November alongside Ben Lee, DANNY ROSS returns to review the Alt-Rock masterworks of RADIOHEAD with the sublime accompaniment of the CAT EMPIRE rhythm section in Ryan Monro and Will Hull-Brown.

The outfit will also play a set of original material from an upcoming Album release. Plus special guests.

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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
SOLD OUT !!

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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Sunday 16 April
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $27+bf
$30 at the door if available

The Ape feat Tex Perkins, Gus Agars, Pat Bourke, & Raul Sanchez

Exiled Spanish crime boss riff legend Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt) on guitar; skin slamming, boy wonder Gus Agars (The Dark Horses) on drums and vocals; style king Pat Bourke on bass and piano; and the Arsehole … sorry, the artist formally known as Tex Perkins on vocals and guitar… The Ape. The Ape is simple, primitive, filthily fun rock 'n' roll. MELBOURNE ONLY SHOW

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Thursday 20 April
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $44+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door if available

Sweet Creeps & Outlaws - Featuring Henry Wagons, Jonny Fritz & Ruby Boots

In April 2017 the Sweet Creeps & Outlaws Tour featuring HENRY WAGONS, JONNY FRITZ & RUBY BOOTS will do a rollicking Americana lap of the Australian East Coast.

Henry Wagons is a true renaissance man, with a unique swagger reminiscent of a day when front men gave back bucket loads of charm and were shrouded in enigmatic mystery. Drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, Henry's show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, post karate kicks, to the sombre, drunken malaise of Lee Hazlewood. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 21 April
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available

Boom Crash Opera

With 2017 marking 30 years since their debut release, BOOM CRASH OPERA return for a very special show at the Caravan. These shows will showcase the talented Andrew De Silva after the departure of Dale Ryder in 2015.

Boom Crash Opera have always had a reputation for exciting live shows that blend boisterous, angular rock with soulful singing and a sense surging of 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. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 22 April
Doors open at 8pm (Music starts 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door

Dave Warner's From The Suburbs

We look forward to DAVE WARNER'S return for an east coast launch of his new album 'When" with Martin Cilia (Atlantics, Mentals) James Gillard (Mentals) Lloyd Gyi (Perry Keayes) Nicole Warner, Tony Durant (Fuchsia) They will play a mix of material from WHEN and old classics. Special Guest JON von GOES

"No artist before or since has so extensively explored the theme of what it was to be Australian..." Dave Warner’s From the Suburbs first official gig was in Perth in October 1976.  Fresh back from London, Warner wove material from his seminal punk band Pus (1973-75) with a host of new songs written in London, some arranged with guitarist Tony Durant.  Within two years Warner was a household name via albums Mugs Game and Free Kicks. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 23 April
Doors open at 7pm (Showtime 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $32+bf, General Admission $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Apodimi Compania

Con Kalamaras and John McAuslan present Apodomi Compania . Originating in Brunswick, in Melbourne and now resident in Athens, Greece for the past 22 years, Apodimi Compania is one of the leading exponents of Rebetika and Greek Folk Song and Dance music.

Apodimi offers its listeners an unparalleled opportunity to experience the musical flowering of rural Greece with its various regional styles of Folk music plus 20th century urban Greek music, which is Rebetika, or as it is more often called, "The Greek Blues". Greek Folk music ranges from the songs and tunes of the Greek mainland to the haunting melodies of the Aegean islands, Crete, the coast of Asia Minor and as far north as the region of Thrace. ... 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
SOLD OUT !!

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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Saturday 29 April
Doors open at 8pm (Show 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $35+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at door if available

Gemma Ray (UK)

Berlin-based, British-born GEMMA RAY and her band will bring their unique torch song psychedelia to The Caravan in support of her latest album The Exodus Suite. Released in mid 2016 – The Exodus Suite has earned Ray international praise, including Paste (“shadowy beauty”), Mother Jones (“Spine-tingling”), American Songwriter (“riveting”), Mojo (“beautiful, as ever”), Uncut (“a moving collision of past and present”), Rolling Stone Australia (“deep and meaningful seduction”), and Rhythms Australia ("Trademark Gemma Ray, all space and luxurious, shimmering and ominous") among others

Her sideways blues is cinematic and brooding, and sit more comfortably in the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/PJ Harvey school, “blowing sugary femme-pop out of the water” (NME). It should come as no surprise that Ray has collaborated with members of the Bad Seeds, as well as the late great Alan Vega of Suicide, Howe Gelb, Sparks, and the Filmorchester Babelsberg, among others.

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Wednesday 03 May
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 06 May
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available

Travelling Companions - Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes with The Weeping Willows

Golden Guitar Winning alt-Country band LACHLAN BRYAN & THE WILDES and four times Golden Guitar nominated country-folk duo THE WEEPING WILLOWS are teaming up for a series of shows in small theatre-style venues around the country. Special guest FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

With a full scale band in tow and special guests in each state, these will be unique shows filled with tales of the road, songs from each artist’s catalogue and a collection of the classic songs that inspired both Lachlan and The Weeping Willows to pursue life on the road as touring artists. About the artists: Lachlan Bryan, with his band The Wildes, won the 2014 Golden Guitar for Best Alt Country Album and the 2014 Music Victoria Award for Best Country Album. ... Continue Reading

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Sunday 21 May
Doors open at 3pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

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. ... 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

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Saturday 27 May
Doors open at 8 pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $39.50+bf, General Admission- $29.50+bf
$33 at door if available

The Celibate Rifles

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 SHE'S THE DRIVER

“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

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Sunday 11 June
Doors open at 3pm (Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available

The Habibis & Saray Iluminado

The HABIBIS perform exquisite traditional music from Greece, Anatolia, Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean..The haBiBis are Irine Vela (Laouto, bouzouki, guitar) Pascal Latra (vocals, baglama,percussion) Mulaim Vela (guitar). SARAY IIUMINADO plays new interpretations of Sevdah from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jewish Sephardic music from the Balkans.

The haBiBis perform music with passion and intelligence, which can move a listener of whatever ancestry". Doug Spencer ABC radio. ARIA Award winners for Best World Music Album,“The haBiBis weave the guitar, oud and bouzouki with consummate ease, in wide chiming choruses"” Rolling Stone. "The vocals of Pascal Latra are as sweet as nectar, as intoxicating as tsipouro, a spirit much stronger than ouzo”. ... Continue Reading

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Friday 16 June
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Kirk Fletcher (US)

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, KIRK FLETCHER has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works.

Kirk first picked up a guitar at age eight, playing alongside his older brother Walter in their father’s church. It wasn’t just a gospel influence that Walter shared with Kirk, but an appreciation of many musical styles from Jimi Hendrix to Steely Dan. One of the most important lessons Kirk received from his brother was about having great guitar tone, something Kirk is known for today. That early experience guided Kirk through high school as a member of the jazz band, and by graduation he was collaborating with friends and taking off on road trip tours around Southern California. ... Continue Reading

Mikc Thomas 2017
Saturday 17 June
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $36+bf, General Admission- $28+bf
$30 at door if available

Mick Thomas

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, MICK THOMAS is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now. The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 24 June
Doors open at 8 pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $45+bf, General Admission- $33+bf
$35 at door if avaiable
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RENEE GEYER

Melbourne’s first lady of soul and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee returns 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

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

The Meltdown with The Teskey Brothers

Melbourne’s purveyors of the finest country soul THE MELTDOWN, are delighted to be performing at the Caravan to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album on HopeStreet Recordings. Blending country, gospel and 60s soul, the result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. Special Guests THE TESKEY BROTHERS

The Meltdown With influences ranging from Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Alabama Shakes built above a steady foundation of southern soul music, this collection of stellar players have created a mesh of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition. Making the song the focus, The Meltdown stay true to the common goal of the story and keep your attention on the honey soaked tones of Simon Burke's incredible voice. ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 09 September
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available

Legends of Rebetika 1950 - 1960

Con Kalamaras presents : Legends of Rebetika 1950-1960

Join us for this special tribute to the Legends of Rebetika. Bringing together some of Melbourne’s best Greek Musicians . This special live concert will celebrate the cultural contribution these artists have made to the Greek musical landscape and also the world! This program covers the songs that propelled Rebetika to all parts of the globe.  This would include songs from the following artists Tstitsanis , Vamvakaris , Mitsakis , Bellou, Ninou , Hadzichristos ,  Hiotis ,  Georgakopoulou , and more ! . ... Continue Reading

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Saturday 02 December
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $28+bf, General Admission- $20+bf
$25 at door if available

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!