We are sorry to report that unfortunately the Cambridge Rock Festival has been. Cancelled this year .
The band who have a long affiliation to this great festival were looking forward to playing on the Saturday night . Licensing difficulties is the reason cited for the lat minute cancellation. We wish Dave Roberts and his team our best . -hopefully the festival will be back on again in 2024
The band are sad to announce the death of Maurice ‘The Hat’Haylett after a short battle with cancer,
Maurice was an integral part of the Caravan family since 1970 .He was their sound engineer , tour manager , driver , and friend .The band wrote a song about him in 1970 titled “A day in the life of Maurice Haylett.” . ‘The little man who rang/And danced while he sang’
Maurice was a very special person and we are thinking of his family during this time.
The ultimate tribute to the legendary Canterbury band
Who Do You Think We Are? is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums – studio and live recordings among them – are joined by eleven discs of previously unreleased live performances. A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson’s 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 – 1981 (London Marquee, German TV’s ‘Swing In’, Bataclan , Paris & French TV show Pop 2).
The lavish packaging of the set reflects the band’s stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press articles from across the band’s career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye Hastings. Every copy of the box includes individually signed photo by the three surviving members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a specially commissioned Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters.
Put together with the band’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:
14 NEWLY REMASTERED STUDIO ALBUMS & 4 OFFICIAL LIVE ALBUMS
11 DISCS OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT RECORDINGS
ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME 48/24 STEREO & 5.1 MIX BY STEVEN WILSON OF IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK
DVD INCLUDING RARE FOOTAGE FROM THE MARQUEE 1971, ROCK EN STOCK 1972, BATACLAN 1973 & FRENCH TV PERFORMANCE 1981
INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTO BY THE THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS PYE HASTINGS, DAVE SINCLAIR, & RICHARD SINCLAIR
The band are very excited to be on the road again later this month. Following the postponement of the last three dates of their successful October tour, these three dates have been rescheduled together with three extra dates .
the dates are :
Sun 20th March . Dover
Mon 21st Bristol
Tues 22nd Leamington Spa
Wed 23rd Southampton
Fri 25th Exeter
Sat 26th Hampton, Middx
Ticket details can be found under the gigs section on the website
Sadly , due to two members of the band testing positive for Covid the band have been forced to pull out of the last three gigs . The Gigs at Bristol on Wednesday 27, , Exeter on Thursday28th , and Dover on Friday 29th are all postponed .
It is envisaged that the gigs will be rescheduled for early next year.
The band apologise to those that have already bought tickets and they are really disappointed having to postpone these last three dates .
many thanks for your phenomenal support on the tour which the band have really enjoyed playing live again .
Also many thanks to those who have bout the new CD . The Vinyl version will be released in November .