Graveyard Train @ The Caravan Music Club

Update 07 August

Hi gals. I say gals, coz as you may have noticed there's no blokes. For crying out loud!! I'm not complaining mind you.

Anyway, the doors at the CMC open at 2000. I will be running short on time so dinner before hand is probably not an option for me and my guest. We may grab something on the way.

As for the rest of you? This how I see it.

Wld be best to meetup outside the venue at 1930. Earlier the better as we'd like to be one of the first in, so as to grab a good pozy. Look for a tall, lanky guy with shoulder length greying hair, wearing a grey shirt with orange stitching under a 3/4 length black jacket. That there will be me.

Those who wish to grab a bite before hand, here's a couple of options for you. They're all in Oakleigh, 5 mins from CMC and have been given a rating and pricing category on UrbanSpoon;

Red Mango Thai  3a Station St [masked] (Thai - 84% / $$)

Eurobites  21 Portman St [masked] (Greek - 88% / $)

Orexi Souvlaki Bar Cafe  3/18 Eaton St (Mediterranean - 90% / $)

Soban  28 Station St  (Korean - 94% / $$)

Ferrari Pizza  41 Atherton Rd  (Italian - 88% / $$)

Silk Road Uighur Cuisine  97 Atherton Rd  (Afghan, Chinese, Turkish - 91% / $)

Well, that's about it. I'm really looking fwd to this gig and catching up with friends and hopefully making some new ones.

Til then, take care.

C&SS

MZ

Update 04 August

Hi all

Just a note to remind you that if you are attending, don't forget that you need to purchase your tik before you rsvp 'Yes'.

Link to purchase your tiks below;

http://www.caravanmusic.com.au

Details of meeting up will be emailed to attendees in the next couple of days.

See you there.

Cheers and stay safe

Marcus

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Original post

Hi all

I haven't as yet had the pleasure of seeing this band live but am familiar with their works. Join me for a show that you'll remember.

Chk out the following links. They show some of their diversity;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okI4efJsQ6c&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O4BnIW6dIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YobD4URj6uc&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehh6rRlWhgk&feature=relmfu

Graveyard Train are a six piece collective from Melbourne Australia. The initial idea was for six men to sing in baritone about Werewolves, Vampires, Ghosts and the like over frenetic foot stomping country music. A wacky idea that worked and instantly collected fans across the globe. In a song writing sense Graveyard Train are storytellers who revel in the dark or macabre. Now, like any virus, Graveyard Train’s music evolved into something much richer, forceful and potent. Banjos, dobros as well as their untraditional hammer and chain have carried the intensity of their notorious live shows through the US, Canada, UK, Europe and of course all over Australia. The legions of the infected fans are growing. They’re instantly at home on any stage and consistently win over incredibly diverse audiences – from the neck tattooed rockabilly in Sydney to the farmer in Tamworth to the derelict punk in Belgium or the hippie in Toronto, everyone ends up singing along. Graveyard Train are not a country band; they are not a folk band; they are not punk band; they are not a vocal harmony band they are not a psychedelic band. They are all of those things and more; genuinely a band like no other that you have seen. 'It’s a creepy foreboding world that Graveyard Train have created, but one that still promotes the virtue of a stiff drink, a sturdy heart and a dancing soul.' JAYMZ CLEMENTS, BEAT MAGAZINE 21/07/10 'Watching them conjures the same kind of kick you might get from hearing ghost stories, but with added visceral grunt… masses have rightfully gone bananas for them.' STEPH HUGHS, TRIPLE J 28/07/10 'I don’t think that I’ve ever gone to a gig hoping that at some point during the evening an angry bearded man would yell ‘you’re all gonna die’ at the crowd, but when I was on my way to see Graveyard Train for a sold out gig at the Spiegeltent on Tuesday night, that was exactly what I was hoping for. And I was not disappointed.' HADASS ORMANDY – NEALE 20/03/11

Cheers and stay safe
Marcus

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great music, although the venue was a bit of a trek and I got a bit lost! Cheap drinks made up for any frustration :p

    August 13, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Mmm. Do you rate your own meetup? Damn straight. Oh, this was a good night. The Band? Awesomely awesome. Did not disappoint. I mean really, red t-shirt man had me frightened and then wishing to have his baby............Did I just think that or say it out loud? Chain and hammer as an instrument? Sorry, what was that you said. "How can you?" Really, it can be done, in fact it was. And it worked quite well with the songs. Innovative I say.And the sliding versus farm door. Well really, who would've thought it warranted a debate. Oh, it did. The venue? First time for me. Mmm, was it the band that made the venue. I'm guessing if the band were......not so good, then it would taint my opinion of the venue. But as it stands, it's the BEST venue in the world!!!! I mean, really. Ages from about 18 to 136 all enjoyed the show. Yes, even the lady in red who shall remain nameless. The company? Well, there were plenty of laughs, so that kinda tells the story. Stay tuned for another event.

    August 12, 2012

  • Jen M

    FANTASTIC!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
    Initially there was hesitation with "red shirt man" - but hesitation morphed to love. There were questions over the demographics of the room, and then hope that we will be them one day. There was laughter over RSL squeaky sliding door verses old farm house squeaky door - RSL sliding door won. Can a chain and a hammer be a musical instrument? Why yes it can - just ask the guy to right of stage. We thought we recognised someone - but we don't think she knew us - so we just made up a story (???). Lastly, there was concern over "white sneaker man" who knew all the words - the concern has not yet left me.
    I look forward to the next installment of fun.

    August 11, 2012

  • Stephanie

    Hey guys, here is the web site I was talking about. More information on the message board about how it works, plus a link to my profile if you want to "friend" me.
    www.pandora.com

    August 11, 2012

  • Stephanie

    Nothing like a creepy country band at an RSL on a Friday night. Thanks for organising!

    August 11, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Steph, Jen, Michelle. I'm here. Call[masked] when you arrive. I'll come and greet you.

    August 10, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hi Steph. So glad you cld join us. Will be a great gig.

    C&SS
    MZ

    August 6, 2012

    • Stephanie

      Thanks for hosting - and thanks to Jen for suggesting I go have a listen. Definitely my cup of tea :) See you Friday!

      1 · August 6, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Where are the blokes?!!

    August 6, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hey Jen. So stoked you can make it. Will advise meeting details shortly.

    C&SS
    MZ Mark Marcus Ziggy

    August 5, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hey Michelle. Glad you can join us. Will post meeting details shortly.

    Mz

    August 5, 2012

  • Jen M

    In!!! See ya there.

    August 5, 2012

  • Jen M

    Hey MZ/ Mark/ Marcus/ Ziggy - have always wanted to see these guys. Will check ticket sit and be in touch. Jen

    August 5, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hey Sian. Spoke to Ness. She will join us as well.
    C&SS
    MZ

    August 3, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hey Cass. Great you can join us. Have you purchased yr tik? Go straight to The Caravan Music Club site.
    C&SS
    MZ

    August 3, 2012

  • Marcus (.

    Hey Sian. So surprised there's only the two of us for this gig. Regardless, I'm so looking fwd to seeing it. Saying that, have you bought yr tik? General admission is $25.00. Reserved seating is sold out which means gen admission soon will sell out soon. So get in quick if you'd still like to join me.
    Cheers and stay safe
    MZ

    August 2, 2012

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