Saturday 22 July
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$28+bf, General Admission-$20+bf
$22 at door if available

The Very Round Robin feat Tracy McNeil, Gallie & Roesy

After a huge success last year The Caravan Music Club is again proud to host The Very Round Robin this July. This year we will feature TRACY MCNEIL, GALLIE & ROESY, each with their own style, sensibilities and approach to songwriting and storytelling. If sitting around a campfire listening to stories and songs is your thing then this is the warmth you are looking for, book your tickets today.

The concept behind The Very Round Robin as simple as it is endearing is by no stretch a new idea. It is as old as the idea of a music show itself. We bring together three wonderful artists on stage to share their stories and songs. The honest and stripped back nature of the show gives the audience a personal insight into the background of each songsmith’s creation.

Friday 28 July
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $25+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at the door if available

Belmar Records Top 10 vol 5

Melbourne's dedicated Roots music Label, Belmar Records are pleased to launch their latest compilation with a huge roots music jamboree at the Caravan club on Friday 28th July!

Belmar Records Top 10 vol 5 features 12 hot new tracks from 12 of Melbourne’s best Blues, Jazz, Soul and RnB performers including Belmar regulars Kerri Simpson, Andy Swann, The Pearly Shells,  Kimba Griffith and Monique Shelford. Also performing are 3 great  bands  Midnight Creep, Boof and Flip your Wig as well as newbies to the Belmar label, the legendary  Barb Waters, Blues man Matt Dwyer and Boogie woogie piano queen Danni Smith! All on stage with the fabulous Belmar House Band for one night only …. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 29 July
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Jeff Lang 'Alone in Bad Company'

It is a dellight to welcome back JEFF LANG for a South Side of the River Launch of his new album 'Alone in Bad Company'.

In a twenty-five year career with at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is JEFF LANG'S momentous new album. It is the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies, it shows Lang is nothing if not a lover of song. Lang’s hard-won style is unmistakable– fluid but with an edge-of-the-seat recklessness. Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos, mandolins and blue-eyed soul singing drop into place like puzzle pieces in a portrait. ... Continue Reading

Wednesday 02 August
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

Friday 04 August
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$32+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)

Shane Nicholson

Shane has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, through his first solo albums It’s A Movie, Faith & Science and Familiar Ghosts, his hugely successful collaborations with then-wife Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, to his more recent works Bad Machines, live album Pitch Roll & Yaw, and his latest offering, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning Hell Breaks Loose.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field, not only in his native Australia where he is the current CMAA Alternative Album of the Year recipient, but also in the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. Now also working as an in-demand producer for other recording artists and as talent scout for Lost Highway Australia, Shane continues to proudly nurture the Australian country/roots/folk scene. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 06 August
Doors open at 3pm(Show 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $23+bf, General Admission- $18+bf
$20 at door if available

Tomato Tomato (Can)

The pride of New Brunswick, Canada TOMATO TOMATO are LISA & JOHN MCLAGGAN. The duo use an old washboard; rigged up with tin cans and a cymbal, while bass and snare drums are foot powered. Harmonies, old-timey guitar, contagious songs and up-cycled percussion create an unmistakable sound, endearing them to not just Atlantic Canada but the folk world at large.

The Winnipeg, Stan Rogers and Lunenburg Folk Festivals and Australia Music Week were 2016 highlights. This year they performed at Folk Alliance and are heading back to Australia for The Broadbeach Country Music Festival, touring the UK for two weeks in the fall, with appearances at The Regina and Vancouver Folk Festivals and much more. You just can’t keep a good washboard down! “Husband and wife team combine their talents and voices to create a sound that’s one part Old Crow Medicine Show and some part Some Velvet Evening. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 12 August
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door (if still available)
Selling Fast

Sun Rising - Killer, Cash, King

Critically acclaimed production, Sun Rising - The Songs That Made Memphis, pays tribute to both the artists and music from Sun Records in a spectacular cabaret show that has sold out across Australia and now, this rock 'n' roll ride of incredible music and amazing stories about Memphis royalty brings you a show celebrating three of music's biggest names!

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Sunday 13 August
Doors open at 3pm(Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $37+bf, General Admission- $27+bf
$30 at door if available
Selling Fast

Stephen Cummings 'Rollercoaster'

STEPHEN CUMMINGS at Caravan Music Club ..It's R&B, done with considerable love and joie de vivre. CRUISING IN THE CITROEN, DON'T YOU LIE TO ME, UBANGI STOMP, FLYING SAUCERS ROCK N' ROLL, CHAIN OF FOOLS plus songs from my album FIRECRACKER. SHANE O’MARA with his Gibson guitar, bassist, BILL MCDONALD, Screamer/drummer STEVE PINKERTON, of Dallas Crane fame.

Two sets of ROCK! ONE SHOW ONLY

Friday 18 August
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $42+bf, General Admission- $32+bf
$35 at door if available
Selling Fast

The Black Sorrows

For those who missed out on New Years Eve kick start your weekend with The Black Sorrows . . Witness first hand two big sets of passion and joy for music that sees Joe Camilleri still touring after nearly fifty years.

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well- crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 19 August
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats - $35+bf, General Admission - $27+bf
$30 at the door

Petulant Frenzy Play Zappa

The 20 legged beast that is Petulant Frenzy rides again, spreading far and wide the religion that is Frank Zappa. Experience the exquisite joy of 10 terrific musicians paying tribute to one of the world’s most enigmatic and polarising composers.

Witness the complexity, the mind melting dexterity and the utter silliness of Petulant Frenzy as they attack Zappa’s work with their unique and often contradictory blend of dignity, sweat, irreverence and panache.. The Frenzy have made some changes to their personnel and, as always, added to the track list and are looking forward to presenting a new show for you. Well-worn favourites and new arrangements of lesser-known material are being slaved over at this very moment, in readiness for plating and ingesting by willing diners. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 20 August
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Reimagining Burt Bacharach

Award-winning jazz vocalist NICOLA WATSON, with award-winning pianist NATHAN LIOW lead an all star six-piece band to tackle the legendary music of Bacharach, channeling voices from an era that was home to Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and the Walker Brothers. Watson and Liow reimagine the music of Bacharach with recent Berklee alumnus TOM JOVANOVIC on trumpet, PERON LAM on guitar, ISAAC BARTER on bass and drummer JUSTIN OLSSON

The timeless compositions of Burt Bacharach are well-known and well-loved for their inventive melodies, unusual phrasing and complex harmony. From the early sixties, Bacharach’s unique musicality coupled with the moving lyricism of Hal David to create a prolific songwriting force, producing countless memorable hits for decades, such as ‘The Look of Love’, ‘Always Something There to Remind Me’ and ‘Make it Easy on Yourself’. ... Continue Reading

Friday 25 August
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$30 at the door if available

Kylie Auldist

KYLIE AULDIST is the soulful voice behind the massive 250 million + views 2016 summer hit This Girl by Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners and recently dropped a new single Ride of Your Life, a collaboration with Boy George’s long-time UK based producer Marc Vedo which has just clocked 5 million views. Described by The Music Magazine “Melbourne’s high priestess of soul”, Kylie’s latest release and fourth solo album Family Tree presents a new direction for the soul star, combining her love of contemporary Electronic Dance Music with influences from the hedonistic, golden age of Disco, Funk and Boogie.

Kylie will play an intimate show live at The Caravan . Catch her for two sets, beginning with an acoustic soul style nod to her earlier solo albums co-produced and recorded with members of Australian act The Bamboos. Watch her then raise the roof with an up-tempo electro-soul set including tracks from the new album plus dance hits ‘This Girl’ and ‘Ride of Your Life’. Already praised by the world's soul and R&B community as an extraordinary talent, Kylie shot to stratospheric prominence when her sublime vocals on ‘This Girl’ reached #1 in France, Germany and Portugal and #2 on the UK where it sat for 9 weeks. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 26 August
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $32+bf, General Admissison-$23+bf
$25 at door if available

I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive - The Songs of Hank Williams

THE SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS performed by ANDY BAYLOR and his Jambalaya Boys featuring PETER BAYLOR on vocals and guitar, SAM LEMANN, guitars, STEVE TEMPLE on double bass, BEN FRANZ from the Waifs on steel guitar SPECIAL GUESTS: THE DUSTY MILLERS & FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK.

It seems that ever since I picked up my first guitar, I’ve been hearing the name of Hank Williams. His songs are everywhere and he’s influenced just about everybody. Whatever style of popular music you’re into- country, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock, pop, folk and gospel, somewhere in the back of it all sits Hank Williams with his crackling’ voice, his smart, heartfelt lyrics and his guitar a’ strummin’. ... Continue Reading

Friday 01 September
Doors open at 8pm(Show 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $38+bf, General Admission- $29+bf
$33 at door if available

A DUFF ODYSSEY- From London To The Moon

Wild and permissive London in the late 1970s! What was it like to not only live there but be an integral part of its explosive punk and new wave scene. Many who experienced that madness are no longer here to recall the excitement and the excesses - but Sydney's JEFF DUFF has survived (amazingly!) to tell the tale and sing the songs! That's just what he will be doing at Caravan as part of his own unique and engaging 'Duff-Odyssey', a ripping musical retrospective of life in very swinging London.

In 1978, London's Fleet Street press, and the UK's music press weren't prepared for Duffo's all out attack on the media. Not to mention audiences who didn't know what had hit them when Duffo arrived in the 'old dart' dressed only in cling film, taking on the hard core punks and singing songs for 'outsiders'. Jeff quickly established himself in the UK and became the darling of London's new wave movement during the eighties. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 02 September
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $25+bf, General Admission $18+bf
$20 at Door if available

THE DUSTY MILLERS

THE DUSTY MILLERS, three unique voices blended into perfect three part harmonies, perform a Southern launch of their new CD ' The Dusty Millers'. Special guest The Collingwood Casanovas feat LUCKY OCEANS..

  THE DUSTY MILLERS are the combination of three very different and interesting Melbourne musicians, all with their own names and musical history. They happen to be from the same family and have finally come together to share their gift. Lisa Miller has what every singer strives for - a voice of her own. She does more than just deliver words and a tuneful melody, she gives the songs she sing a colour and a pathos that is utterly distinctive. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 09 September
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
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

Saturday 16 September
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats $30+bf, General Admissison-$23+bf
$25 at door if available

Raised by Eagles

”With their new album I MUST BE SOMEWHERE receiving unanimous widespread acclaim, and the completion of a run of shows supporting Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission, the time has finally come for RAISED BY EAGLES to announce their own long-awaited run of headline dates, presented by Rhythms Magazine, The Music - and in Melbourne - PBS FM with special guest CHARLES JENKINS.

It’s hard to believe it’s barely been four years since Raised By Eagles played their first live show. With two acclaimed albums already under their belt – their eponymous 2013 debut and 2015’s Diamonds in the Bloodstream – the Melbourne band have recently released their third album, I Must Be Somewhere, - once again to unanimous rave reviews. Still, it’s not so much what this band has achieved in such a short time – a Best Country Album nomination at The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2013 for their first album, winning the same award along with Best Emerging Artist for Diamonds two years later, major festival slots including two Americana Festivals in Nashville – but how they’ve done it. ... Continue Reading

Thursday 28 September
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $49+bf, General Admission- $39.50+bf
$40 at door if available

Declan O'Rourke (IRE)

Extraordinary spinner of song DECLAN O'ROURKE weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured. Larrikin and poet, his songs are infused with wit, the yearning of history and the patience of mortality; the balm of tenderness and the breath of hope. Live in concert, O'Rourke moves seamlessly from hilarious spontaneity to transporting beauty.

Glen Hansard calls him "a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defenses and gets to the heart of the matter".  Born in Dublin, now living on the wild windswept west coast of Ireland, O'Rourke spent eight years of his youth in Australia. At 13, a priest in Kyabram (regional VIC) gave him his first guitar. His debut album, "Since Kyabram" was nominated for three Meteor Awards, including "Best Male Artist", "Best New Album", and "Best Folk/Trad Artist", and achieved double Platinum. ... Continue Reading

Friday 06 October
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

The Turner Brown Band feat Nikki D Brown & Dom Turner

‘The Turner Brown Band’, a joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer DOM TURNER (of awarded blues act ‘Backsliders’ fame) and Ohio based ‘Sacred Steel’ vocalist and lap-slide guitar sensation NIKKI D BROWN, return to Australia following the success of the May 2017 tour.

Nikki was born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as ‘Sacred Steel’ and has been described by Guitar World magazine as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”.  Renowned blues-artist Dom Turner has spent more than 30 years touring the festival circuit with ‘Backsliders’ as well as various musical collaborations including Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner and Supro. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 07 October
Doors open at 8pm
Price: General Admission(Standing) $35+bf
$37 at door if available

Purple Revolution - A Tribute to Prince

ANDREW DE SILVA from 90’s R&B sensation CDB and winner of Australia’s Got Talent, along with with some of Australia’s finest touring stars lead a Purple Revolution. Celebrate life with music in loving memory of our Purple Prince.

Featuring guitar virtuoso SIMON HOSSFORD (Men At Work, Tommy Emmanuel), PAOLO CECCHINELLI (Kate Ceberano, Vanessa Amorosi), ROD BUSTOS (Kate Ceberano, Vanessa Amorosi) and 'skin specialist' JOHNNY SALERNO (Belinda Carlisle, Jon Stevens). Whether you know him as the Winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2012, or from the Multi Platinum ARIA Award-Winning band CDB, or simply heard him sing with his acoustic guitar, well respected Producer/Artist Andrew is the “real deal”. ... Continue Reading

Sunday 08 October
Doors open at 3pm
Price: General Admission(Standing) $30+bf
$33 at door if avialable

Bachelors from Prague

Having reformed for two sold out shows in Melbourne last September, the Bachelors are back with a special Sunday afternoon session at Caravan Music Club. Bachelors from Prague are HENRY MAAS (lead vocal), ANDREW PHILIPP (saxophone), JEFF RAGLUS (trumpet, vocals), BRUCE HAYMES (keyboards), TOM ROBERTS (guitar), GEORGE FRIML (bass), RUSSELL COOK (drums) & JUSTIN STAMFORD (percussion)

The eight-man group Bachelors From Prague formed in 1984 and fast became recognised as the flagship of a movement supporting new jazz in Australia. More than simply a musical foray, the Bachelors rise was an exercise in style. Having developed in the early years from a select bohemian interest into a passion for the youthful night club fraternity, Bachelors from Prague was super cool and in great demand. ... Continue Reading

Thursday 19 October
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

Foghorn Stringband (US)

The FOGHORN STRINGBAND is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead.

American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity. The Foghorn Stringband is comprised four master performers and historians: -Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) - From Orcas Island, Washington -Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) - From rural Farmer, Washington -Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) - From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec -Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) - From Minneapolis, Minnesota Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures. ... Continue Reading

Friday 17 November
Doors open at 8pm (Show 8.40pm)
Price: General Admission (Standing) $57+bf
Selling Fast

The Aints Play the Saints ('73-'78)

On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album ‘(I’m) Stranded’, founding member, guitarist and songwriter ED KUEPPER will revisit the material performed by that seminal band from an era when a suburban Brisbane band took their sound to the world.

Alongside bassist PETER OXLEY (Sunnyboys), drummer PAUL LARSEN (The Celibate Rifles), keyboardist ALISTER SPENCE and a guest brass section ‘The Aints’ will perform the songs that spanned The Saints first three ground-breaking albums: the  proto-punk classic ‘(I’m) Stranded’ (1977), the hugely influential ‘Eternally Yours’ (1978), and the genre-defying ‘Prehistoric Sounds’ (1978). ... Continue Reading

Saturday 18 November
Doors open at 8pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $25+bf
$27 at door if available

An Evening with Neil Murray

One of the country’s finest song men and founding member of the Warumpi Band, NEIL MURRAY is the man behind such classic songs as “My Island Home”, “Blackfella Whitefella”, and “Good light in Broome”. Performing for one night only for 2 sets Neil will be accompanied by renowned guitarist DAMIEN NEIL.

With more than three decades performing and recording behind him Neil Murray has delivered a string of remarkable albums that have contributed handsomely to the nations contemporary music heritage.  His live shows are a captivating journey deep into Australian lands of rich stillness. An APRA song of the year recipient in 1995, Neil Murray’s songs have also been recorded by Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Missy Higgins, Christine Anu, Peter Denahy, Adam Brand, Amy Saunders, Powderfinger, Tiddas, Ursula Yovich, Emma Donavan, Yirrmal Marika and Peter Brandy. ... Continue Reading

Saturday 25 November
Doors open at 8pm Showtime 8.40pm
Price: Reserved Seats- $47+bf, General Admission- $30+bf
$33 at door if available

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
Adult $33, Child $15 at door if available

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

Saturday 02 December
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.30pm)
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!