Caravan – If I  Was To Fly

Following the announcement from Canterbury scene legends Caravan of their new album It’s None Of Your Business, due for release on 8th October, 2021, the band have released the album’s first single “If I was To Fly” accompanied by an animated video courtesy of Matt Entecott. It is viewable here:

Founding member Pye Hastings comments “Back in 1970 we played a 3 day festival in Rotterdam alongside bands including the Byrds, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd plus many more but stuck right in the middle on the third day was Mungo Jerry who played ‘In the Summertime‘- the crowd erupted and they were without doubt the hit of the day!

When I played ‘If I was to Fly’ to the band I said “Think, Jug Band” and because I was so impressed by the power of that simple song at the festival, I wanted to doff my cap to that style of music. The guys in the band are such good musicians that they knew exactly what I was after, and the track was recorded in the first take.”

It’s None Of Your Business , Caravan’s first album since Paradise Filter in 2013, is due to be released on CD & digitally on 8th October 2021 (15th October in USA, Canada, Germany, Austria & France) and as a vinyl LP, on 5th November, on Madfish Music. The release features 10 brand new songs including instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months and was recorded, between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne. Caravan currently are Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals). Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums). Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) has guested as bass player, following the departure of Jim Leverton, while Jimmy Hastings has also guested on flute.

Caravan will also be undertaking a UK tour supporting the release of the new album, in October:

Wednesday 6th October    Basingstoke            The Haymarket

Thursday 7th October        Islington                  The Union Chapel

Friday 8th October            Gloucester              Gloucester Guildhall

Saturday 9th October        Brighton/Hove         The Old Market

Thursday 14th October      Chester                  The Live Rooms

Friday 15th October          Leeds                     The Bridenwell

Saturday 16th October      Bury                       The Met

Sunday 17th October        Wolverhampton       The Robin 2 (Bilston)

Thursday 21st October      Bury St Edmunds    The Apex

Friday 22nd October         Newcastle               The Cluny

Saturday 23rd October      Glasgow                 Òran Mór

Wednesday 27th October  Bristol                     The Fleece

Thursday 28th October      Exeter                    The Phoenix

Friday 29th October          Dover                     The Booking Hall


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