Rhino Caravan was a Long Island based band that formed in 1997 originally with just Ed Ryan and Tom Cavanagh. It started out as Ryan and Cavanagh. The duo played local bars and pubs and began writing together. Ed Ryan had previously been in the very successful bands The Underdogs and Wide Awake and Cavanagh was in Wardance at the time who were actually gigging with Wide Awake. The two found they shared an immense love for the same bands and had a vision for the kind of music they wanted to make and the kind of band they wanted to play in. In late 1997 they went into Sapone Productions Studio and recorded a few songs. They also recorded two older Ed Ryan originals and their co written song Walking in circles at another studio a few weeks later.
Soon they recruited drum master Dave Hermantin who really aided in the bands sound and direction. This move prompted Cavanagh to permanently move to lead bass! Now the duo was ready to gig and the spent the next two years playing several nights a week and blowing the minds of the local music scene and it's fans on Long Island and New York City.
The band recorded two full length albums (Self Titled and The Flask Incident) which sold a record number of copies and released a full Irish cd and two Christmas cds as well. In 1999 and again in 2000 the band released some rare tracks and live radio show cds. All the cds were more than well received by fans and critics.
Fans continue to hope for a Rhino Caravan reunion but none seems to be likely.
You can order the first 2 albums here and soon we will post the Irish cd and others if we have any left in stock. Once they are gone we will not be making more.
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Thomas Cavanagh News
Thomas Cavanagh was on the show DCITY LIVE with Walking the Line March 5th. A Replay of the show is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOsXNwBPXe4&t=1s
The debut self titled Emerald Rising Album is available on Vinyl! Limited EMERALD GREEN vinyl. Order yours today at http://www.emeraldrisingband.com its also available on CD and for download on iTunes and many other download platforms.
Check out the new Emerald Rising video for the song Going Under here
Check out https://badanimalstribute.com has lots of new updates and 2021 show dates.
Walkingthelinetribute.com has been updated. New dates and new pictures added. Much more coming.
Bad Animals appeared on the debut episode of DCITY LIVE. CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITqmwGzU1XQ&t=448s
The new Jones Crusher album Weird and Strange was produced by Thomas Michael Cavanagh and he even appears as a guest vocalist and slide whistle player. This is an awesome album. Check back for availability.
The Knottie Boys released a new video for the song Do it again which is from their debut album Modern Day Vampire which was produced by Thomas Michael Cavanagh. Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjDNOFcqr0w
The Emerald Rising new video for FAR AWAY can be viewed herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZWha04wybA
Thomas Cavanagh W/Bad Animals @ Daryl’s House
Daryl’s House Date: February 19, 2022 Time:08:00 Location: Pawling, NY Venue: Daryl's House – 130 Route 22, Pawling, NY 12564 PURCHASE TICKETS DARYL’S HOUSE
Sat February 19th, 2022 8:00 PM Doors Open: 5:00 PM For More Info Please Visit https://www.ticketweb.com/event/bad-animals-the-daryls-house-tickets/11229975?pl=daryl Founded in 2001, this artistic tribute to Heart is performed by Bad Animals, who are the next best thing to the real thing! For over four decades, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, who were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, have created some of the most diverse music in rock and roll. Bad Animals, an international tribute act based in New York, recreates this incredible authentic Heart experience. This talented group, having received rave reviews, shared their story with the Wilson sisters. Ann told lead vocalist Daena D, “Have fun with it!” Following Ann’s advice, they are having a whole lotta fun playing Heart’s most memorable tunes.Since Heart has such a large catalog of well-known songs, Bad Animals decided to highlight Heart’s biggest hits into a few different show specialties. Their live production shows include a powerful headlining core performance, an 80’s and a 70’s review featuring specific hits from each decade with inspired (by Ann and Nancy) period clothing.Don’t miss your chance to see Bad Animals LIVE !