Author Archives: Martin Davenport

Cropredy Here we Come!

The band are very excited to announce that they been asked to perform at Fairport’s Cropedy Convention  (Formerly Cropredy Festival) next year.

The festival , in Oxfordshire, England , attracts up  to 20,000 people each year.

The dates are Thursday 8th -Saturday 10th August  2019

Caravan are playing  at 5.00 PM on Friday 9th August .

more info can be found on Fairport’s website

www.fairportconvention.com   also efestivals.co.uk

 

tickets go on sale from Monday 3rd December .

The Band have never played at this festival and are, not surprisingly, delighted to be playing at this one next year.

 

 

 

YOUR BAND NEEDS YOU!

Dear fan , It is with great pleasure to announce that  we are working on a career defining Boxset which will be released in 2020

It will be a limited edition

As  part of this  set there will be a number of Live recordings  .We  are looking to hear from anyone who has any unofficial  ‘Live’ recordings over the last fifty years that they are willing to share  . We especially need  soundboard / good audience  recordings from the 1970’s.

all recordings will get a full personal  credit in the boxset .

Please in the first instance please  email Martin Davenport:   alfdavenport@yahoo.co.uk .

we are really hoping that a sound engineer may have a recording in their archives that can be used .

many thanks for your continued support . We look forward to playing to you on our UK tour which kicks off in a couple of weeks

regards

Caravan

 

50th Anniversary UK Tour November 2018

the Band are pleased to announce  a 7 date UK Tour  this November . Following their fantastic performance at the New Day Festival in Canterbury at the beginning of August  the band are on the road  again in November . They start off at The Norwich Arts centre on the 8th , then play at Herne Bay Kings Hall, Kent  on the 9th.

on the Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th They are delighted to return to.  the wonderful Trading Boundaries in East Sussex .They then play in Southampton on the 14th, Brighton on the 15th and finish at the ULU in London on Friday 16th November

please come along and support this amazing band .

Dave Sinclair . New solo Cd ‘Out of Sinc’

Dave’s new Cd is a stunner ! .Featuring present members of Caravan and Andy Latimer ,  among  others . The recording includes a seventeen minute track  ‘Home again’.

There is also the Kevin Ayers tribute ‘Rings Around the Moon’ and ‘If I Run ‘ which dates back to 1971 when Sinclair was working with Robert Wyatt in Matching Mole.

the  CD is available shortly through Burning Shed.

https://www.burningshed.com

 

please feel free to send me any reviews and I will post them on the website .

regards

Martin Davenport

 

 

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Happy 80th Jimmy Hastings!

A very happy Birthday to you Jimmy . A ‘sleeping’ member of Caravan over the last 50 years .You are an amazing musician  Sax, Flute , clarinet. a master of your art .You have provided  a large number of memorable solos to Caravan’s studio and live work . together with your contributions to  brother Pye’s Cd and  very recently Dave Sinclair’s  new Cd.

Have a great day Jimmy, from your many fans all over the world .

 

Happy Birthday Pye !

A very happy birthday to our leader and founder Pye Hastings
Have a great day , from your friends and fans throughout the world .
we are very much looking forward to seeing the band in 2018 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary of their first Gig .
please see this website for announcement of four dates confirmed already this year . with more to come.
The band is a strong as ever and their live show is amazing .regards
Martin Davenport