Wed 6 Mar 2013 to Sat 16 Mar 2013

Staged in 2 Venues over 11 Days 6-16 March 2013

Carnival of Suburbia features eleven days of live music, from 6¬16 March, at the Caravan Music Club (Voted Rhythms Readers Poll Best Venue, 2013) and the Oakleigh Mechanics Hall.

The world-class program of events includes legendary US swamp rock guitarist Tony Joe White on Thu 7 Mar, performing his blues classics like “Rainy Night in Georgia” and “Polk Salad Annie”, later made famous by the likes of Elvis, Tom Jones and more; stunning American singer and clawhammer banjo wizz Abigail Washburn, fresh from gracing Olympics stages, TED talks to the New Orleans Jazz festival and Bonnaroo, plays Thu 7 March alongside Nashville’s Kai Welch; Sat 16 March hosts a night of musical tribute with “The After Dinner Moose Review – The Songs of Peter Lillie”. The night will honour the cult Carlton artist, former Pelaco Bros. member and cartoonist who passed last September and will feature a stellar line up of special guests (to be announced) backed by Peter’s band The Leisuremasters.

On the lighter side, homegrown laughs come Thu 14 March via “Hanging Off The Hills Hoist”, with stand-ups Dave O’Neill, Glen Robbins and Matt Hardy sharing tales from a childhood in the ‘burbs; Greg Appel’s Sydney Fringe hit Van Park, a musical comic farce starring John Paul Young and The Church’s Steve Kilbey where a group of washed up, beer-swillin’ rockers wind up in the caravan park, plays at the Oakleigh Mechanics Hall Fri 15 and Sat 16 March.


Caravan Music Club
Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL
95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller’s Singalong Society
Wednesday 6 March, 7pm

Tony Joe White (USA) + Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk
Thursday 7 March, 8pm

Graveyard Train + Howlin’ Steam Train
Friday 8 March, 8pm

Stopping All Stations except East Richmond feat. Jon von Goes, Greg Champion, Greg Macainsh, Bob Starkie, Billy Miller, Ian Bland, The Orbweavers, John Kennedy, Paul Stewart, Peter “Dr Pump” Lawler, Monique di Mattina & The Harrington Brothers
Saturday 9 March, 8pm

Big Gospel Breakfast featuring Tracey Miller and The Sinnerman with special guests The Trailer Trash Choir
Sunday 10 March, 9.30am

Ross Wilson & The RWQ
Sunday 10 March, 3pm

“Sons Of Sun – The Sam Phillips Story”
Sunday 10 March, 8pm

Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch (USA)
Wednesday 13 March, 8pm

“Hanging Off The Hills Hoist” – featuring Dave O’Neil, Glenn Robbins & Matt Hardy
Thursday 14 March, 8pm

The Orbweavers + Sailor Days
Friday, 15 March, 8pm

“The After Dinner Moose Revue – The Songs of Peter Lillie “
feat. The Leisuremasters ( Mark Ferrie, Ashley Davies, Jon Von Goes, Rick Dempster, James Black) and guests Sean Kelly, Andrew Duffield, Mick Thomas, Jane Clifton, Johnny Topper, Paul Madigan, Gary Adams, Fred Negro, Lisa Miller, Suzannah Espie, Lesley Avril, Simon Bailey, Dan Warner, Robert Price, Brian Nankervis, Angie Hart, Spencer P Jones + more TBC
Saturday 16 March, 8pm

Oakleigh Mechanics Hall
142-144 Drummond Street

Van Park – A Musical Comedy starring John Paul Young & Steve Kilbey
Friday 15 March & Saturday 16 March, 8pm

Carnival of Suburbia
Caravan Music Club, 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh, VIC
Oakleigh Mechanics Hall, 142-144 Drummond Street, Oakleigh, VIC


The Carnival of Suburbia is a central and defining component of the Oakleigh Music Festival which is a community event celebrating the City of Monash and its music, food and culture.