Author Archives: Martin Davenport

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

UK Tour November 2017 – Thanks!

The band have just finished a wonderful 8 date whistle-stop tour of the UK
thanks to all those who came to see us .
we look forward to seeing you all next year – our 50th Anniversary!
we are fortunate to have a great set of fans and we are so pleased to get the opportunity to play our music to you
see you in 2018!
regards
Pye, Geoff, Jan, Jim ,Mark

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.