Scene News: Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission add a Christmas Eve Show at The Caravan Music Club!!!

Last Show of the Tour, Last Show at the Venue…. Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission add a Christmas Eve Show at The Caravan Music Club!

Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission add a Christmas Eve Show at The Caravan Music Club!!!

With Saturday Dec 23 at The Caravan SOLD OUT almost before the tour was officially announced it seemed only fitting and fair that Christmas Eve could become a dignified swan song for the much loved and soon to be lamented Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh.

Being Christmas Eve it is going to be a family friendly affair – Mick’s old friends The Killjoys will kick off the show at 3.00, Mick, Wally, Ayleen and company will be on stage and rocking at 4.00 and you’ll all be home wrapping the presents by 7.00. Oakleigh favourite Jon Von Goes will be the Christmas compere. Tickets at:

After a year that saw the release of his first book and a stunning compilation record documenting the past 25 years of releases – not to mention an extensive national tour and a quick jaunt to Europe – Mick hits the road for his annual Christmas shows.

The tour features the full Roving Commission line-up which includes Mick’s long time WPA cohort Squeezebox Wally as well as Ayleen O’Hanlon on banjo, guitar and shared lead vocals.

Tickets are on sale now and full tour info is below.


1/12/17 Saints and Sailors (Vic) + Ayleen O’Hanlon ** TICKETS (

2/12/17 Caledonian Hotel (Vic) + Ayleen O’Hanlon ** TICKETS (

8/12/17 Wheatsheaf (SA) + Kate Alexander and Hana Brenecki ** TICKETS (

9/12/17 Odd Fellow (WA) + Belle Harvey ** TICKETS (

10/12/17 Oxford (WA) + Belle Harvey ** TICKETS (

14/12/17 Smith’s Alternative (ACT) (early and late) ** TICKETS (

15/12/17 Leadbelly (NSW) James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims ** TICKETS (

16/12/17 Milk Factory (QLD) (early and late) + Dana Gehrman ** TICKETS (

17/12/17 Bison Bar (QLD) + Dana Gehrman ** TICKETS (

22/12/17 Spotted Mallard (Vic) + Ayleen O’Hanlon + Small Town Romance ** TICKETS (

23/12/17 Caravan Club (Vic) + Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds ** TICKETS (


24/12/17 Caravan Club (Vic) + The Killjoys + compere Jon Von Goes MATINEE ** TICKETS (

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Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission
I’ll Remember (acoustic – complete version)

“Thomas has always been the one singer/strummer who can cut straight to the weighty stuff. Such snapshots as ‘The Lonely Goth’ and ‘Forgot She Was Beautiful’ poke around in the world that Thomas knows best: everyday folks trying to make sense of the world.” – Jeff Apter, Rolling Stone

“The angelic vocals of Ayleen O’Hanlon are a fabulous addition to the Roving Commission and her duet with Thomas in ‘Most Of The Time’ is another highlight of the night. Squeezebox Wally chimes in beautifully like the welcome neighbour who drops over for a beer each night.” – Glen Anderson, Forte


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