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Thu, 27 August 2015

Suzannah Espie Album Launch

Suzannah Espie Album Launch
We are very excited to have SUZANNAH ESPIE launch her brand new album ‘Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today’.

Suzannah Espie’s sound is an intoxicating mix of country, folk, blues, and soul. A gentle, sweet trill that can move grown men to tears one moment, or an Aretha-esque hellcat belt that can raise the roof the next.
Fri 30th October
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$33+bf, General Admission-$23+bf
$25 at door (if still available) Caravan Music Oakleigh

The Californian Honeydrops USA

Filed under: bluegrass music, blues music, Tours — site admin @ 2:52 pm

The California Honeydrops (USA)
The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. The California Honeydrops will be bringing the party to Australia on their first ever headline tour in November 2015.

“…There’s a band out of the Bay Area where I live called the California Honeydrops… they’re getting a lot of play on my turntable lately.” – BONNIE RAITT

They’ve taken the party all over the world: on 9 European tours, featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and recent performances supporting B.

Wed 25th November
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.30)
Price: Reserved Seats- $60+bf, General Admission- $49+bf
$50 at door (if still available) Caravan Music Oakleigh

Into The Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison

Filed under: acoustic music, blues music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 2:48 pm

Into The Mystic – The Music Of Van Morrison
Due to popular demand Joe Creighton and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) return to the Caravan Club for TWO SHOWS to present Into the Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison. Every single show at the Caravan has been an absolute sellout, so you’d better get in quick if you don’t want to miss out!

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.

Legendary Australian singer and bassist Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 1960s under the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest – remarkable times played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them.

From the boutiques and coffee shops of Belfast’s Royal Avenue, the anthemnic chorus of G.L.O.R.I.A boomed, cementing a style of music thatCreightonhas carried with him through a career that has seen him tour with John Farnham, Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John.

Into the Mystic sees Creighton effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady days and releases the essence of the music that was so integral. He takes the audience on a journey that begins in the 1960s and moves through the decades encompassing Van’s worldwide hits with a sprinkling of some of the more mystical poetic songs from Astral Weeks.

“Joe Creighton gives one of the best readings of a Van Morrison song that I have heard”- Brian Wise, Triple R

Friday 23rd & Saturday 24 October
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $33+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at the door Caravan Music Oakleigh

Mick Pealing Band - The Songs Of Andy Durant & Stars

Filed under: rock music, folk music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 2:44 pm

Mick Pealing Band - The Songs Of Andy Durant & Stars
The honey voice of Mick Pealing and his five piece band return to the ‘Van to celebrate the music of Stars and Andy Durant. From the 70’s albums Paradise, Land of Fortune, 1157 and the magnificent Andy Durant Memorial Concert. You’ll hear 2 big sets of classics including “Look After Yourself”, “Last Of The Riverboats”, “Mighty Rock” and “Quick On The Draw” and much more!. Get in quick before tickets sell out!

Saturday 10 October
Doors open at 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats-$35, General Admission-$27
$30 at the door. Caravan Music Oakleigh

Loretta Miller Sings Patsy Cline

Filed under: acoustic music, country music, Gigs — site admin @ 2:40 pm

‘Have You Ever Been Lonely?’ - Loretta Miller Sings Patsy Cline
Life-time fan - LORETTA MILLER and her six piece band will pay homage to the legendary Nashville singer PATSY CLINE. With special guest: MITCH BROWN.
Patsy Cline is country music royalty and is one of the greatest singers of the 20th century. Her sound is equally at home in a Dive Bar or a Church, a Hay Ride or a Tarantino Film.

“Have You Ever Been Lonely?” see’s Patsy’s sweetest and most haunting music reimagined by the very talented Loretta, who first remembers hearing at Patsy three years old and has been loving her and singing along ever since.

Sat 19th September
Doors open: 8pm (Showtime 8.40)
Price: Reserved Seats- $30+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available
Caravan Music
The Caravan Music Club (The Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL)
95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh Victoria 3166

Midge Ure Intl Tour dates

Filed under: pop music, rock music, CD Launches, Gigs, General — site admin @ 2:25 pm

For all those dedicated Midge Ure fans, if are heading overseas below are the dates you can see Midge Perform in the 80’s show line-up. (Pity they don’t tour here.)
The 80’s are back! The 80’s Invasion tour features the cream of music from some of the most popular artists – Big Country, Midge Ure, Nick Heyward & Curiosity Killed The Cat, and will be touring throughout March 2016.

The acts will perform their biggest hits – with record sales of over 20 million, 200 gold, platinum
& silver discs and numerous awards between them this is THE 80’s show
not to be missed! The tour takes in 15 dates starting at Southsea’s Kings
Theatre on1st March and culminating at Edinburgh’s The Playhouse
Theatre on 20th March

MARCH 2016

Wednesday 2nd
SOUTHSEA Kings Theatre
Box office: 02392 828282

Thursday 3rd
BRADFORD St Georges Hall
Box office: 01274 432 000

Friday 4th
Box Office: 01604 624811

Saturday 5th
LONDON indigo at The 02
Box office: 0844 856 0202

Sunday 6th
LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Box office: 0151 709 3789

Wednesday 9th
WATFORD Colosseum
Box office: 0845 075 3993

Thursday 10th
POOLE Lighthouse
Box office: 0844 406 8666

Friday 11th
LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Box office: 0116 233 3111

Saturday 12th
Box office: 01256 844244

Sunday 13th
CHATHAM The Central Theatre
Box office: 00634 338 338

Monday 14th
Box office: 0844 871 3018

Wednesday 16th
PORT TALBOT Princess Royal Theatre
Box office: 01639 763 214

Friday 18th
Box Office: 0121 345 0600

Saturday 19th
Box office: 0191 277 8030

Sunday 20th
Box office: 0844 871 3014

Hugh Jackman Broadway to OZ

Filed under: performance art, cabaret, Theatre, Festivals & Major Events, Tours, Gigs, General — site admin @ 2:19 pm

Hugh Jackman,is bringing his high-octane, multi-million dollar arena show to Australia. As a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, for four days only, you have exclusive access to tickets before they are released to the general public on 31 August 2015*.

BROADWAY TO OZ is based on the smash hit, sold-out Broadway show, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. The show played to critical acclaim, with The New York Times summing him up as “Impossibly talented, impossibly energetic…this dream date delivers!”

Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
Tour Dates: 24 and 25 Nov 2015
Pre-sale starts: 27 Aug 2pm

Sydney - Qantas Credit Union Arena
Tour Dates: 30 Nov and 1 Dec 2015
Pre-sale starts: 27 Aug 3pm

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Tour Dates: 5 and 6 Dec 2015
Pre-sale starts: 27 Aug 4pm

Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tour Dates: 10 Dec 2015
Pre-sale starts: 27 Aug 4pm

Perth Arena
Tour Dates: 15 Dec 2015
Pre-sale starts: 27 Aug 3pm

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