Author Archives: Martin Davenport

new Anthology Box set out September 6th!

For those who can’t wait for the Snapper boxset in November 2020  – Universal are releasing a really nice  9 CD boxset this September.

Caravan-The Decca Years (An Anthology)  1970-1974

This 9 CD Box Set collects all of Caravan’s Decca/ Deram albums (including bonus material) as well as Fairfield Halls 1974 and ‘The show of our lives’ -Live at the BBC 1970-1975.

It looks like there isn’t anything that hasn’t already been released before when the remasters were done a few years ago. However, it really is a lovely boxset with gatefold sleeves and booklet.

RRP about £66; so good value as well!

You can pre-order your copy here:

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   also


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.





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: .

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




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.


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


Martin Davenport




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 .