We all wish you a very happy 70th Birthday Pye
From the band and all your many friends and fans from all over the world.
You are a true Legend , and you have inspired musicians and music lovers throughout your 50 years in the business.
It’s a great testament to the man that this band is still going strong after some 49 years .
Pye , you ARE Caravan .
you are not just the singing voice of Caravan , you are a superb Rhythm(and Lead ) guitarist .
You have written most of the songs in a catalogue of about 20 albums . You have written most of the lyrics .
On top of it all -you are a lovely man . very modest and a true professional. . An Inspiration to us all.
Here’s to the next ten years .
The Band are delighted to announce the following dates for 2017:
23 May VERVIERS(Belgium) Spirit of 66
24th May Tilburg ( Holland ) Paradox
25 May Dortmund (Germany) Piano Club
26 May Amstelveen(Holland) P 60
27th May Zoetermeer( Holland) Boerderij
Links to the sites and ticket info will follow shortly .
HAPPY NEW YEAR To YOU ALL and thanks for your incredible support in 2016
Jan has written and made his new Cd and with your help through Pledge this will be released in the new year .
the musicians involved , so far include
Doug Boyle – Lead Guitar
Neil ford – rhythm and slide guitar
Jimmy Hastings – Sax and Flute
Pye Hastings – Rhythm guitar and backing vocals
Andy Latimer- Lead Guitar
There are various options open for example:
New Album -signed Cd
New Album on Signed CD and your name in the credits
Signed Cd, Download , and executive Producer Credit
Personal Keyboard Masterclass
Yamaha P80 Stage Keyboard
with your help Jan will be able release this fantastic recording
click on the link for more info and a snippet off the album
It’s rather good!
The Band will be joined by the following special guests to their line-up for this Gig only .
Jimmy Hastings- Sax and Flute
John Etheridge ( Soft Machine)- Guitar
in addition , sharing the bill are the wonderful ‘Pendragon’
It promises to be a special night..
all your fans wish you a very happy Birthday Geoffrey .
We are looking forward to seeing the band again on home soil at Mount Ephrain , nr Canterbury for the New Day Festival on Saturday 6th August .
We have just received this statement from the Italian promoter. As a result we will not be playing in Italy this month, and our promoters are looking to reschedule for early next year!
“With deep regret we have to announce that for reasons entirely due to the local promoter, that has been in fault of its contractual obligations agreements, there are no more the conditions to proceed with the production of the Festival.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, for reasons that are beyond our control, first of all to the artists who gave us their wide availability, to the local companies and organizations on the territory that had given us their cooperation; and to our media partners and journalists that were working on side-events that would have enriched the festival; but above all, we apologize to all those who bought the tickets and made plans to attend the first edition of the festival.
We will request the local promoter to have the instructions for tickets refund public as soon as this is possible.”
The band played two gigs last month with Jimmy replacing Geoffrey as he was committed elsewhere .
Geoffrey will be back with the band for the Italy date in July .
Some of the arrangements were different with a Jazzier feel to some of the songs. The band haven’t played a group version of ‘ Love Song With Flute’
They also played an extra encore ‘Memory Lain Hugh’
This will be a special show as part of the Maidstone Fringe Festival. Tickets are still available for this special Gig
CARAVAN play the Music Room / Pizza Express Maidstone on Saturday 30th April as part of this years Maidstone Fringe Festival. This will be a standing show, with some seating on the venues balcony. Tickets are priced at £25. To book call 20174394962
Click on the link to read a fine review with photos by David Solomons for FREQ.
Union Chapel Gig Review