Author Archives: Martin Davenport

45th Anniversary of Geoff’s first Gig with the Band

On behalf of the band and fans worldwide we congratulate Geoffrey on the 40th Anniversary of his first gig with the band in Berne Switzerland on September 9th 1972.
The line up at that time was: Pye Hastings Richard Coughlan Geoffrey Richardson Stuart Evans and Derek Austin.
If you look under the “media” section and “videos” on the website or visit the official Caravan YouTube channel there is TV footage from one of his earliest gigs with the band in France (playing a new arrangement of ‘The Love In Your Eye’).
We thank you for your superb playing over the years and your crucial contribution to the Caravan sound that is still very much in force today.

We look forward to catching the band on their eagerly awaited UK tour in November 2017
Next year is the 50th Anniversary of the band!
thanks Geoffrey!
Martin Davenport
23 September 2017

London and Norwich dates added to November UK Tour

The band are delighted to announce another two dates to their November 2017 UK Tour
they are as follows:
Monday 20th November . Norwich Arts Centre
Wednesday 22 November Nell’s Jazz and Blues ,West Kensington London W14
tickets are already available on the Norwich Arts Centre Website
The London Tickets will be available shortly from the Nell’s Jazz and Blues website

Jim Leverton New Solo CD

Well, It’s like a London Bus . You wait for ages and then three turn up at once!
Hot on the Heels of Jan’s new Cd , and the imminent Release of Pye’s debut release Jim Leverton is releasing his own .solo Cd
Jim Is Caravan’s Bass player and singer
His new Cd is called ” Leverton Live at the Duke”
It was recorded at the Duke Of Cumberland in Whitstable, Kent on September 21st Last Year .
The Gig features Jim on Guitars and Voice , Geoffrey Richardson on Viola etc. and Martin Elliott on upright Bass .
The limited edition CD of 100 copies will only be available only be sold at Caravan’s gigs .
If you need any further info please email Jim at jimleverton@rocketmail.com.

Happy 70th Birthday Pye Hastings

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 .
Cheers

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European Dates Announced for May 2017!

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 Schelhaas: New Album ‘Living on a Little Blue Dot’ Order from Pledge Music

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:
Download
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!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/janschelhaas