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Two Hobart traditions come together at Shippies’ every New Year’s Day: the Quiet Little Drink and The Kravats, Hobart’s favourite band.

The Quiet Little Drink attracts crews from the Sydney-Hobart yacht race looking for a chance to rinse down the salt water with a cool drink or three to the music of maestro Barry Woodruff and the mighty Kravats.

They’ve been part of Hobart life for more than 50 years — but they haven’t slowed down a bit. The Kravats can rock along with the best of them and they’ve been at it for longer than the Rolling Stones.

Specialising in favourites of the 60s and 70s, the band will be joined this year by Hobart bluesman Jimmy Roussos.

They’re the only Tasmanian band that outsold the Beatles with their hit single ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’. Have a look and a listen and enjoy a trip back to more cheerful times.