Continuing a tradition that began at the Caravan Club’s original location in Oakleigh in 2011 for Bob’s 70th, Leicashow and Caravan are upping the ante to bring their beloved Bob Dylan Birthday bash to St Kilda’s iconic Palais Theatre for the first time on Thursday May 23.
It’s a tradition that has seen some of the biggest and brightest in Australian music – including Vika & Linda, Joe Camilleri, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers – perform songs that are enmeshed in the very fabric of their musical lives and to wish Bob a good one!
Revered vocalists and long-established Dylan fan favourites Ross Wilson, Rebecca Barnard, Mick Thomas, Lisa Miller, Charles Jenkins and Rob Snarski are all on board, and there are other vocalists to be announced. They’ll all be backed as always by the incredible house band, The Luminaries featuring MD Shane O’Mara, Shane Reilly, Adrian Whitehead, Rick Plant and Ben Wiesner, and huge Bob buff Brian Nankervis is MC’ing. As is the case every year, everybody will dig deep and give their very best – for you and for Bob.
None of us are getting any younger, but certain things are apparently ageless. And while Bob Dylan may be turning 83, his vast catalogue of songs – songs written over a period now spanning over 60 years – remains as wondrous, relevant and life-affirming as ever. It is a body of work that has, indeed, remained Forever Young.
Stay tuned for further announcements.