Feb
18
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND: SOLD OUT!!! Apr 29 Now On Sale!!
Feb 18 all-day

fn 7pm doors, 8pm show

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a 17-piece big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Lana Nesnas on vocals.

Lana and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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FUCHSIA @ Django
Feb 18 all-day

Fuchsia Charles Hotel Perth(crop 2) 2016 Oct29th7pm doors, 8pm show

Fuchsia, pioneers of UK Psych/folk, welcome you to a distinctively different evening of original songs plus some unique musical theatre, as performed at the Perth Fringe Festival last year.

Tony Durant’s Fuchsia, a pioneering British psychedelic-folk band of the late 70s, are currently enjoying an international revival. In February 2017, The Perth Fringe festival hosted Tony’s Mahagonny musical, and we welcome cast members Sam Devenport, Michael McStay, Marie Cole and Tadhg Scanion who will perform several songs from this very entertaining and critically acclaimed show. ..and Fuchsia the band? an Australian Rodriguez story? Maybe.

Their self titled album “Fuchsia” released in 1971, unexpectedly resurfaced 35 years later, as its writer Tony Durant , based in Sydney, followed other musical dreams. Finally recognised in as “a masterpiece of art rock folk stylings .” (Mojo Magazine), the long awaited follow up came in 2013 to universal critical acclaim. In the last 2 years Summer tours of Scandinavia/Europe allowed fans to at last hear this highly original folk based music live. Hear the timeless & enchanting music of Fuchsia as the story continues…

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Feb
21
Wed
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django
Feb 21 all-day

Caravan Slam

Caravan Slam returns in its SEVENTH BIG YEAR in 2018 – all new!
This month’s theme is LOVE in all its glory!

NEW FORMAT – all open mic, no features, no slam (except one a year)
NEW TIME – 8.30 pm sharp until 10.30 pm
NEW DAY – every 3rd Wednesday. First one 21 February
NEW PRICE – $10 entry, poets still free
NEW LOGO – coming!
SAME VENUE – Django at Camelot
SAME POETRY LIMIT – 3 minutes, original work

We’ve listened to our beautiful audience and we’re changing our format to give you what you want.

We will host special feature poets throughout the year, but not every month, so we can expand our open mic. We’ll be the only local poetry event that is all open mic all night all right! The bar will still be open so you can support our lovely venue.

We’re starting later so you can get there after work or uni – but it’s first in best dressed! Our show will be shorter so you’ll have to be quick to get in line!

$10 | 8.30pm

 

Feb
22
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Feb 22 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

Rai is a one of Australia’s most respected musical talents: a highly accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As a songwriter, he has been nominated for APRA Song of The Year. His band Thirsty Merc has sold over 250,000 albums and has been nominated for 5 ARIA awards.

Rai’s composition ‘In The Summertime’ has been the theme song to internationally acclaimed Aussie TV show ‘Bondi Rescue’ for 11 consecutive seasons.

Aside from his work in Rock and Pop, Rai performs as a solo artist, basing his performances around his first instrument – the piano – and his love of Jazz, Soul, and Funk music. He has released 4 solo EPs and has toured extensively in Australia and the U.S. since 2012. Some of his notable collaborations have been with with ARIA award-winning guitarist James Muller, Trumpeter James Morrison, and bassist Christian McBride (Sting, Wynton Marsalis band).

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WELTER @ Django
Feb 22 all-day

Copy of IMG_39057pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney band Welter is the brainchild of singer-songwriter, Elliott Weston and drummer Dave Williams. Their connection and passion has been the driving force behind this unique Australian songwriting duo.

They both come from different musical directions, Elliott busking around the world with acoustic folk and Dave’s edgy hard driving blues/rock. Blending their styles was always going to be a welter, an “uncontrollable mass”.This mix of style’s has created their niche…. ‘Lyrical Acoustic Rock’

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Feb
23
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Feb 23 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor and with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra is conquering the local music scene. Put together by Colombian and Australian musicians, the project has the common vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to the Australian audiences, playing original compositions and the classics that made this genre the most popular rhythm in Latin America during the 80’s, combining elements of Reggae, Ragga and Roots from the Caribbean.

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Feb 23 all-day

doors-logo-1-1b7pm doors, 9pm show

Back after massive sold out shows in 2017!!! Unlocking The Doors has rapidly built up a strong following throughout NSW – a must see outfit totally dedicated to bringing you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors. The band consists of 4 Wollongong-based musicians who have single-mindedly set out to capture the magic of this intoxicating music – taking you back in time with a stunning & unmissable showcase.

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Feb
24
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Feb 24 all-day

mon cam IMG_8556 (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!! With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Triple ARIA Award winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend…from Russian Gypsy songs, to tango and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, “…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

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Feb
25
Sun
RANDEVU: A Musical Journey Around The World @ Django
Feb 25 all-day

ALEXEY ILYUKEVICH 1c7pm doors, 8pm show

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to shake it with Randevu, as Alexey Ilyukevich (bass guitar, vocal), Leon Beshlei (keyboards), Eddie Bronson (saxophone, clarinet) and Jess Ciampa (percussion) will take you on a musical journey around the world!

With new Funky/Jazzy/Latin interpretations of your favourite French/Italian/Gypsy/Russian/Klezmer tunes, it will be a party like no other!

So grab your friends and join us for a great night out, celebrating music, friendship, diversity and good times!

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THE NECKS: SOLD OUT!!! (Feb 26 and 27 Now On Sale)
Feb 25 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 8pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Feb
26
Mon
THE NECKS: Selling Fast!!
Feb 26 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 8pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Feb
27
Tue
THE NECKS: 4th & Final Show!!!
Feb 27 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 8pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Mar
1
Thu
THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND presents RAMBUNCTIOUS!!!
Mar 1 all-day

RSBB

7pm doors, 8pm show

The 17-piece Regent Street Big Band are delighted to be bringing their good time party tunes to Camelot Lounge.

More a soundtrack for you to get loose to than a musical performance, they have one goal for this night: they want to see you up on your feet dancing. Accordingly, they will be bringing hand-picked and time-tested crowd pleasers from Chaka Khan, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Van Halen, Amy Winehouse and lots, lots more.

Fronted by powerhouse singers Lana Nesnas and Jimmy Zappia and hosted by their irrepressible MC Robbie Weaver, they will traverse all kinds of grooves and set the stage for you to have a shamelessly good time.

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TORI FORSYTH + ALEYCE SIMMONDS @ Django
Mar 1 all-day

tori7pm doors, 8pm show

Be apart of the very beginning.

Hunter Valley based artist Tori Forsyth gives Sydney an exclusive look into her highly anticipated forth coming Alt-Country album. Hear LIVE the gritty and angelic sounds Tori so easily bounces between, as if Fleetwood Mac and Melanie Saftka had a song child.

“I want this tour to be special, every show will be different but you’ll still see the whole album. The show includes exclusive merchandise only available at the venues. This is so different to anything I’ve ever done. I’m so excited to put this in front of people.”

Joined by Aleyce Simmonds this is a show you NEED in your 2018 Calendar.

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Mar
2
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT!!!)
Mar 2 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE. THE PURPLE DOVES band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

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THE NATURE STRIP plays THIS YEARS MODEL @ Django
Mar 2 all-day

TheNatureStrip-ThisYearsModel 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

The Nature Strip is riding high with the raves their new album Beetle Bones has attracted from hip blogs like Cool Dad and I Don’t Hear A Single. Sydney’s ace old-school pop combo returns to Django @ Cameot with something a bit different.

For this show they’ll pay tribute to an album that was formative for each of them – This Year’s Model, by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, released (it is difficult to fathom) 40 years ago in March 1978. Chock-full with power pop/new wave standards such as Pump It Up, I Don’t Want to Go To Chelsea and No Action, The Nature Strip will play the album in its entirety, preceded by a set of Nature Strip classics – Break Through, Waterfall, Shoes, Beautiful Rain and more. This promises to be a night of peerless tunage.

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Mar
3
Sat
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django
Mar 3 all-day

james taylor 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

A Tapestry of Fire and Rain is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance – the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends (of more than 40 years) and collaborators, prominent Jazz singer Di Bird and Peter O’Regan capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. They are joined in this venture by the master of guitar Steve Brien as Musical Director and Max Alduca on double bass.

Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favourites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must!

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THE NECKS: SOLD OUT!!! (Feb 26 and 27 Now On Sale)
Mar 3 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 9pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Mar
4
Sun
HEATHER PEACE (UK)
Mar 4 all-day

1003591_0_heather-peace_10247pm doors, 8pm show

After taking a little bit of time out to have twins, Heather Peace is returning to Australia in March!

After the chart and radio success of Heather’s last full release, she is now touring her new EP and it’s her most upbeat and fun record to date. The lead single Lightbulb got top playlist across various commercial radio stations.

An actress for over 20 years, Heather has starred in shows such as London’s Burning, Lip Service, Waterloo Road and Prey.

Heather, a figurehead in the LGBT+ community, is a patron of various charities and has her own very popular weekly radio show on Radio Diva every Tuesday and has a monthly column at Diva Magazine.

After a four year break, Heather’s much anticipated return to Australia will see her in a whole new light, performing old tracks and fresh new material for the very first time. Heather is always a very popular live act so grab a ticket while you can…

You can listen to Lightbulb here:

https://soundcloud.com/heatherpeace/lightbulb/s-uKFeW

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MOCAMBO JAM + JESS CIAMPA & JOSE ZARB @ Django
Mar 4 all-day

mocambo (1a)

7pm doors, 8pm show

Mocambo Jam brings to life the legendary Italian songwriters Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrè, Francesco De Gregori & Vinicio Capossela. Mocambo Jam is the Sydney based trio of passionate musicians Mauro Colombis (classical pianist), Gino Pengue (guitarist) & Danilo Sidari (vocals). Sit back & enjoy the charming music & warmth of Mocambo Jam.

“If you like Italian vintage red wine & dream in black & white, then you can’t afford to miss Mocambo Jam”
Marco Lucchi – SBS Radio

Here is a rare opportunity to get to know these two musicians up close and personal and hear what they can do. Jess is one of Sydneys musical legends. A regular at every serious music venue in Sydney (including Camelot Lounge!). He is an accomplished multi instrumentalist but on his first instrument, percussion, he is really breath taking. Everyone loves working with him and everyone wants to work with him. In this show there is space for Jess to do his thing and you won’t miss a note.

Jose is a case of unrestrained love, joy and passion for the spirit that flows through the music of the world. He lives his professional life on the street ‘gypsy style’ and has sold close to 15,000 copies of his albums.
Jose loves his audiences as much as the music and for him a gig is just time to share the love and energy and connection to each song with you.

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Mar
8
Thu
CLUB HOY (Trio) + CARUS THOMPSON @ Django
Mar 8 all-day

club hoy carus 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Don’t miss this very special double bill from two wonderful acoustic acts:

CLUB HOY (trio)

At the peak of 1990s grunge two girls with guitars blithely flew in the face of fashion and began performing around Sydney’s inner-city pubs as Club Hoy. Their twin vocal sound and sweet melodic folk pop songs soon cut a fresh swathe through the fuzz guitar of the indie music scene.

In 1993, Penny Flanagan and Julia Richardson decided to go their separate ways and pursue individual music careers.

20 years on, the girls have come together again with the purest objective: to play old songs and enjoy each others company. No record business, no pressure, just the joy of music and shared memories. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them perform in trio mode.

CARUS THOMPSON 

Globe trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has done it the hard way. Independent, with no commercial radio play, self-managed and funded he’s toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way.

He’s won his loyal fan base through 20 years of hitting the road, one punter, one gig, one tour at a time, always delivering passionate, energetic, folk-rocking shows that entertain and engage.

This is the third and final tour for his lauded ISLAND album, before he takes a break to start writing for album number seven. Don’t miss one of this countries finest pub-rock acoustic singer-songwriters. 

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LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET (UK)
Mar 8 all-day

London -klezmer-quartet 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

LKQ’s old and new melodies on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and colourful stories about musicians’ lives and times, take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond, delving deep into the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe.

As well as bringing fresh life to an almost-lost instrumental folk tradition through a huge repertoire of dance tunes and lyrical melodies – some self-composed – LKQ features the irresistibly sonorous vocals of Indra Buraczewska in traditional laments, a Warsaw Yiddish theatre hit with a hint of jazz (‘Goodbye New York’) and even a song about beetroot soup. Prepare to be engaged in foot-tapping and backing vocals – if not all-out dancing! – as you join the LKQ party.

“Dizzyingly dynamic playing… a band at the forefront of the European klezmer revival” (fROOTS)

“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” (Songlines Magazine)

“With artistry like this, the music doesn’t have to be reinvented.” (London Evening Standard)

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Mar
9
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Mar 9 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

Bump City are Sydney’s very own kings of soul and funk and they’re back at their favourite venue Camelot Lounge. Bump City are the ultimate 10 piece party band with a repertoire of soul hits from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Al Green, Wilson Pickett and many more. The five piece Bump City Horns make these classic songs come alive. With a tight rhythm section and lead singer Peter Morgan’s soaring soul vocals, you will want to party with Bump City all night long.

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KARISE EDEN @ Django (SOLD OUT!!!)
Mar 9 all-day

Karise7pm doors, 9pm show

Karise Eden returns for a very exclusive up close and personal show at at Django Bar!.

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

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Mar
10
Sat
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Mar 10 all-day

nads7pm door, 9pm show

Django @ Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this  huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!!

Nadya’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. .”(John Shand, SMH, The Age)

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LATIN KAOS @ Django
Mar 10 all-day

latin kaos 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

This classy outfit will keep you moving with their salsa rhythms and strong Cuban grooves!
LATIN KAOS will take you to NYC, Cuba and South America all in one special night. Alongside some of the best musicians in the business, director & percussionist Eddie Caceres (CHILE) has joined forces with Musical Director, Jose Antonio Marquez our Musical (CHILE) to put together the machine that is LATIN KAOS!

Over the past 10 years LATIN KAOS have been packing out dance floors around the country. Don’t miss their first show in Django @ Camelot.

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Mar
11
Sun
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK – a night of virtuoso father-son Accordion duos!
Mar 11 all-day

accoridon norman-rockwell-paintings-norman-rockwell-art 1a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

This show has been rescheduled from Feb 1 to Mar 11.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – and this will never be more evident than on this night featuring two extraordinary virtuoso accordionists, together with their virtuoso accordionist sons!!!

Italian accordion maestro Ross Maio, will be joined by his son Marcello (Monsieur Camembert, Baby et Lulu) to present a swoon-worthy intercontinental repertoire of accordion favourites!

And…virtuoso Gypsy accordionist Zoran Todorovic will present thrillingly fiery & fabulously frenetic Balkan & Gypsy accordion favourites with his prodigiously talented son Sasa! ”Zoran’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills.” (John Shand, SMH). This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to hear 4 of the greatest accordionists in Australia, and witness the special picquant alchemy of their father-son chemistry!

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FELICITY FOX & FRIENDS @ Django
Mar 11 all-day

ff7pm doors, 8pm show

Felicity Fox (Wilcox) is known for her moody soundtracks for many award-winning films and television shows, for which she has received multiple AFI, ARIA and APRA/AGSC awards and nominations. She also composes songs, electro-acoustic works and chamber music, with recent commissions for some of Australia’s finest ensembles including The Australia Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, Halcyon, Sydney Art Quartet, Charisma, and the Australia Piano Quartet.

This double set of original tunes by Felicity draws from two of her albums of songs, The Curling Vine (2015), and Rise from the Ocean (2003), along with a few tunes by legendary US singer-songwriter Elliott Smith thrown in for good measure. In the spirit of her other work, this darkly beautiful collection of spacious ballads steeped in soul features Felicity on keys and vocals, bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics), drummer and percussionist Jess Ciampa (Monsieur Camembert, Tango Saloon), guitarist John Encarnacao (The Nature Strip, Warmer), sought-after vocalist Christine Wheeler, as well as star instrumentalists Ewan Foster (Australian Opera/Ballet Orchestra), and Tim Crow.
“There’s an openness of spirit at the heart of The Curling Vine…comfortably emotional…hints of Nina Simone.” Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald.

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Mar
15
Thu
MY BUBBA (Sweden/Iceland)
Mar 15 all-day

myBubba_byTerriLoewenthal_small[2]7pm doors, 8pm show

Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba make soft, soulful music that is as playful as it is powerful. Together, My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir have toured with Damien Rice, co-written music with Matthew E. White, recorded with Noah Georgeson and stepped on Bryan Adams’ toes. Literally.

My Bubba first met by chance while living in Copenhagen. Icelander Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (also known as Bubba) and Swede My Larsdotter decided to combine their wayfaring ways, and began recording and performing together across Europe and the U.S.

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Mar
16
Fri
THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, TOM PETTY and NEIL YOUNG @ Django
Mar 16 all-day

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the goliaths of rock – country, Creedence,Tom Petty , Neil Young – The Sicarios rock you back to a time when “gigs” had nothing to do with computers and everything to do with the crack of snare, twang of a Fender, the sweet liquor of vocal harmony and boot heels bouncing on a packed dance floor.

Led by the irrepressible Lloyd G on drums/vocals (The Atlantics, Dave Warner, Russell Morris, Perry Keyes, etc), his shotgun rider Steven Little on guitar/vocals – the Sicarios are good times distilled into a four-piece with a pedigree of Doc Neeson, Dragon, Swanee, Christine Anu etc, etc, playing music as hot now as it was then – don’t miss them!

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Mar
17
Sat
ROB SNARSKI (BLACK EYED SUSANS) @ Django
Mar 17 all-day

ROB-SNARSKI-smiling-web 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.

He’s also a part-time hired gun  having toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and more recently performing with The Go-Betweens this year at Sydney’s Grand State Theatre as part of the Sydney Festival.

Last year The Blackeyed Susans toured nationally to sell-out shows with the release of “Close Your Eyes and See” – their seventh album and first in over a decade.

Snarski also became a published author with the release of his whimsical collection of vignettes “You’re Not Rob Snarski – Crumbs From The Cake” with book launches throughout the country.

Expect an intimate evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive – from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter or two from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids … or The Go-Betweens.

In short … expect the past, the present and the future.

“Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls” (Steve Bell / The Music)

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Mar
18
Sun
MARINA TAMAYO presents FLAMENCO FIESTA
Mar 18 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

An evening of passion and intoxicating music, experience Spanish music, and flamenco at Camelot Lounge. Entertained by an internationally renowned flamenco group of artists, including involvement from local students you’ll discover why this traditional art form of Andalusia engages everyone.

There are three parts to the show. In a community celebratory ambiance, students will perform some selected works throughout the evening. Sydney’s authentic popular Spanish band Flamenco del Mar will serenade you with traditional songs and Flamenco dancers will perform traditional original choreographies.

The flamenco show reveals the variety of music, singing, and dancing incorporated in this passionate art form. Improvisation is a key element of flamenco, with each artist individually interpreting the rhythm and communicating the beat to the other players. Communication between the artists and audience is also an important part of the performance. There will be plenty of opportunities to join in on the dancing, so bring your shoes and your best moves – see you out on the dance floor amigos. Vamooooooooos.

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MIRIAM LIEBERMAN @ Django
Mar 18 all-day

miriam7pm doors, 8pm show

“Something of a renaissance woman… Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” – Sydney City News

This Sydney based singer songwriter is known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp, known as the kora. Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa.

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice. Playing kora as well as acoustic guitar, Miriam is joined by exceptional string players – violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/ Baby et Lulu) and cellist Kate Adams. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that melds into a soaring beautiful soundscape.

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Mar
22
Thu
BREABACH (SCOTLAND) @ Django
Mar 22 all-day

Breabach 2016 7pm doors, 8pm show

Breabach began 2017 in exciting fashion as receivers of the Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band of the Year’ for the second time and ‘Album of the Year’ for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’. A special Celtic Connections show to celebrate the album was held in February in Glasgow’s City Halls and was received with a sell out crowd and 5 star review in the Scotsman.

The momentum continued with nominations for ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards. This was underpinned by a packed live performance schedule including tours of the UK, Sweden and Canada and an exciting, energetic festival season across Europe.

Delivering an increasingly mature repertoire and live performance whilst continuing to build their reputation at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene, this is a band at the very top of their game and one not to be missed.

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****

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STEVE POLTZ (USA)
Mar 22 all-day

steve poltz darts7pm doors, 8pm show

Steve Poltz returns to Australia for his, what must be 25th Australian tour.

As good as his albums are, Steve Poltz positively owns a crowd when he’s on stage. His shows are the stuff of legend. He can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room.

As much as we try, it’s difficult to accurately describe the feeling in a room Steve Poltz is playing in so don’t miss out on your chance to be part of the experience.

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Mar
23
Fri
GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS (CANADA) @ Django
Mar 23 all-day

gordie7pm doors, 9pm show

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step-dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force.

That potent combination has made the group highly sought-after performers on the international roots music circuit, thrilling audiences from Adelaide, Australia, to Edinburgh, Scotland. They return to Australia for a national tour including festival appearances at Nannup, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and National Folk Festival.

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Z-STAR DELTA (UK) + DECLAN KELLY
Mar 23 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Z-STAR DELTA is an explosive duo fronted by international artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Zee Gachette (Z-STAR, SLOWTRAINSOUL), based in the UK. Fast becoming hot music property in Australia, being hailed as the highlight of many a festival, thanks to their most legendary live performances. The duo have an impressively huge sound that travels through an intoxicating and modern mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock. Musically speaking, it’s no surprise that Zee’s captivating tone and grit have been likened to greats such as Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. But what’s even more striking is that these powerful vocals are being delivered whilst she drums with a compelling, Bo Diddly-inspired, tribal intensity “reminiscent of the White Stripes” (The Echo).

A true musician’s artist, Zee has inspired standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page, Roger Daltrey and Amy Winehouse to name a few. As well as selling in excess of 3m in combined album sales,  with music featured in TV/Film/Adverts globally and live performances from Radio City Music Hall (NYC) to Glastonbury. This world class act is a must see!!

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Mar
24
Sat
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Mar 24 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

Victor Valdes is back again for a REAL Mexican party, replete with an authentic Mariachi band! In his own right, VICTOR VALDES (harp, vocals) is a truly extraordinary performer, but this is a rare opportunity to experience him in full regalia with his big band Mariachi group, as they play all the Mexican favourites! Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a unique sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America. Come and join him at Camelot for a Mexican Party.

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SETH LAKEMAN (UK) @ Django
Mar 24 all-day

seth 27pm doors, 8pm show

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman is coming to Django at Camelot!

Seth has been touring in the UK with Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, playing as part of Robert’s band and also opening the shows with his own set. Seth will be joining Robert and the band in the US and Australia, plus at a number of other dates in 2018. As part of his Australian tour with Robert Plant, Seth is playing just two select and intimate headlines show of his own – Sydney and Fremantle.

Seth has performed everywhere from Libya to Texas, as well as featuring on just about every major festival bill across the UK. In addition, Seth has toured extensively around Europe too where he’s also performed with Tori Amos and Clannad and has toured with other artists including Jools Holland, Runrig and Billy Bragg.

www.sethlakeman.co.uk

KITTY JAY – https://youtu.be/ZLrOR6swYPI

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Mar
25
Sun
FRANKIE ARMSTRONG (UK) sings BRECHT + THE SHWA @ Django
Mar 25 all-day

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Frankie Armstrong – legendary British folksinger, “Godmother of the Natural Voice Movement” and workshop leader par excellence presents her take on some of the most powerful and theatrical songs of the 20th Century. Bertolt Brecht wrote such classics as Surabaya Johnny, Mack the Knife, Pirate Jenny and Alabama Song with composers Kurt Weill and Hans Eisler. Hear Frankie, at the height of her interpretive powers, bring these all-too-relevant masterpieces to life for the first time in Australia.

Supported by vocal trio The Shwa: sparkling vocal harmonies and musical globe-trotting. Jess Ciampa, Christina Mimmocchi and Lisa Cartwright.

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JOANNA WEINBERG: Pandora’s Bag – A designer song (and bag) collection
Mar 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Pandora’s Bag is a hugely entertaining show by songwriter and cabaret performer Joanna Weinberg. On March 25th, Joanna will be accompanied by her son Jonah Primo , trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood and drummer Nicola Ossher. Sarah Tari plays the bag model, ‘Chantelle.’ The show is inspired by bags and the women who wear them and the audience are encouraged to show and tell their own bag stories for a chance to win a prize.

‘Take one-part genius, mix it with a brilliant sense of humor and waggishness, and what do you have? Well, Joanna Weinberg of course. This vivid playwright, composer, vocalist, author and soothsayer is at it again with a brilliant offering entitled Pandora’s Bag. “ Illiam Sebitz – 5 finger review. 2017

‘I left with a huge smile having had a thoroughly entertaining night that I would thoroughly recommend. Gabby Patterson, What’s On , Sydney. 2016

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Mar
29
Thu
DUSTY RAVENS presents MEXICANA MURDER SONG REVIEW @ Django
Mar 29 all-day

dusty7pm doors, 8pm show

Playing murder songs by Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Marty Robbins, Nick Cave and others, in Dusty Ravens’ inimitable Mexicana style.

Featuring guest singers Alannah Russack (Humingbirds), and Peter Fenton (Crow), along with new member of Dusty Ravens – Jason Walker on Pedal Steel guitar.

Dusty Ravens will open the night playing their recently released and acclaimed album ‘Low Down Jimmy’ in album order.

Colonel Dubya P Flawstane will spin some murderous tunes on the gramophone between sets.

“Imagine Johnny Cash collaborating with Ennio Morricone and some mad Mexican brass players, and you have Sydney’s Dusty Ravens.”

“…crafts exceptional songs that are cleverly arranged, superbly played and recorded, and topped by his own compelling voice.”

“This, the band’s second album, deserves to be a hit.” John Shand, SMH

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Mar
31
Sat
4 KINGS @ Django
Mar 31 all-day

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4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django Bar!

4 KINGS will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), the 4 KINGS with new bass player Mike Taylor and bunch of new songs and favourites will keep you moving and grooving all night long!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online as this band has a habit of selling out gigs fast, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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Apr
4
Wed
THE YOUNG FOLK (Ireland) ENCORE TOUR BY DEMAND
Apr 4 all-day

Young-Folk-merrigoroundmusic-1024x855a7pm doors, 8pm show

Following an amazing introduction to Australia in 2017, Ireland’s hot contemporary / indie group, The Young Folk return for the release of their newest album in 2018.

With a rash of International tours in 2017 including the USA and Europe the A1 harmonies and musicality of The Young Folk return to envelop Australian audiences in their unmistakable Irish heritage translated by contemporary influences.

Consisting of a creative triangle with Anthony Furey at its apex joined by Paul Butler and Tony McLoughlin who are singer/songwriters of exceptional talent in their own right the trio are joined by musical all rounder, Alex Borwick enabling The Young Folk to fully flex their musical muscle.

Anthony’s cracking set of vocal pipes sit at the helm of The Young Folk, effortlessly guiding the listener through each musical story. Veteran’s of the Irish Festival scene, The Young Folk have built on their homeland success and rate not only with Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins (as most notable fan) but with a legion of homeland and International music lovers.

‘They are quite simply one of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades.’ Simon Redley, Maverick, UK

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Apr
5
Thu
KATE WADEY ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Apr 5 all-day
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7pm doors, 8pm show

Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice in Australian jazz to be reckoned with. Her upcoming album A Hundred Years From Today is the perfect introduction to Kate’s effortless charm and sophistication that so many jazz fans are becoming familiar.

Warmly embraced by a band of excellent and celebrated accompanying musicians, Wadey sings standards selected for their particularly fine character with a sweet, sure and rich voice. Without fuss or bravado but with pure assurance, she navigates the emotions and melody with equal skill; a brilliant young artist displaying a level of craft beyond her years, and producing fine, characterful and swinging jazz fare for the ears.

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ZOE CARIDES (ALBUM LAUNCH) + ANNI & THE ELECTRIC FINS
Apr 5 all-day

ZC7pm doors, 8pm show

For the past five years, Zoë Carides has been selling out venues in the lead role of Camelot faves the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience. Best known for her stage and screen work, singing has always been part of Zoë’s performing life, from being backing vocalist for Chris Bailey of The Saints and co-fronting M Squared band The Same to singing jazz standards with Peter Head.

When I Was Little is her first album of original material, songs written over the years either on nylon string guitar or piano, fleshed out for this one-off concert with backing by The Nature Strip (John Encarnacao produced the album). This evening presents a unique opportunity to share Zoë’s inner world, where her innate talent as a performer meets folk and chamber pop settings of her deepest thoughts. For fans of Joni Mitchell, Cat Power and Laura Marling, this is one for the diary.

Opening the evening, Anni Finsterer sings sparse, dark and downright funky songs of love, desire and indifference – slow, deep, raw, folk blues ballads accompanied by her crack group The Electric Fins. With lots of jazz tunes and theatre shows under this lady’s belt, you get Nick Cave and Blondie rolled into one.

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Apr
6
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Apr 6 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

JohnnyG & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James & more. This explosive 9-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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Apr
7
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Apr 7 all-day

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“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Full bodied second LP… is substantial and satisfying” 3 1/2 Stars, Rolling Stone

“It is impossible not to be charmed by the hypnotic voices of Baby and Lulu” Arts Hub

Have a truly magnifique evening with French-language duo Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) as they tour Australia with their prodigiously talented band performing songs from ARIA Nominated ‘Album Deux’. See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions.

They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Fest and more, and are not to be missed!


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JORDIE LANE @ Django
Apr 7 all-day

Jordie Lane7pm door, 9pm show

Jordie Lane is as much celebrated amongst his musical peers as with fans of the great art of story telling through song. With a body of work now spanning 8 releases, this show will be a chance to see Jordie strip the songs bare, re-imagine tracks from his back catalog.

From tours with the likes of Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Moody Blues, & The Waifs, to his own sold out tours across the country, Lane has become one of Australia’s most loved live performers.

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Apr
11
Wed
RULE 34
Apr 11 all-day

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RULE 34 – a show that is a testament to all of the unconventional, strange, hilarious, bizarre and WTF/WHY things that us humans love, lust, desire and get our thrills from. Filthy, funny and always unexpected. Table seating. ALL welcome. R18.

FILTHY, FEARLESS AND FUNNY!

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Apr
12
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Apr 12 all-day

Black7pm doors, 8pm show

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.

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Apr
13
Fri
MARSALA
Apr 13 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

“Every groove was somewhere between vibrant and irresistible, and virtually every solo raised the stakes of its host song, whether it was Khusid’s diamond-edged trumpet blazing on Dark Eyes or Stojcevski’s machine-gun alto on Wedding Cocek. For 140 minutes this was music as art and for dancing all at once; music for going a little crazy. And the community that goes crazy together sticks together.” John Shand SMH

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THE EAGLES SHOW: THE HEART OF THE MATTER @ Django
Apr 13 all-day

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The heart of the matter is a brilliant show featuring five of Australia’s most accomplished singers and musicians paying tribute to this classic band along with a special tribute to the “voice of Hotel California”, Don Henley

“The heart of the matter” is all about recreating those beautiful, “sun kissed” vocal harmonies and unforgettable musical moments that were responsible for the Eagles becoming the musical giants they are.
To paraphrase the Eagles…this show will make you realise that “you can check out anytime you like…but you will never want to leave”.

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Apr
14
Sat
SENEGALESE INDEPENDENCE PARTY with PAPE MBAYE!!!
Apr 14 all-day

Chosani-Afrique-1d7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate Senegalese Independence Day with Pape Mbaye!
Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music – catchy, soulful, energetic & powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional African costumes & irresistibly danceable songs. The evening will be hosted by Pape Mbaye – the acclaimed multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon & Guitar. His beaming smile is as well loved as his wide musical talents. It’s an infectious smile that seems to go hand-in-hand with the West African rhythms that lie at the root of his music.

Pape Mbaye will bring the the magic of West Africa to his audience – infused with Latin, reggae and jazz, inspired & led by this uncontainable master percussionist. Captivating and hypnotic, these are the sounds of a culture steeped in magic, ritual and a strong spirituality. They’re the sounds that bring people together, that celebrate, commemorate and rejoice a world of music from jazz to R’n’B to pop. And they’re the sounds that Pape has made since childhood.

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Apr
15
Sun
CANTO LATINO @ Django
Apr 15 all-day

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Amanda Handel (voice & percussion), Jane Andino (piano), Matt Handel (Sax) and Gary Daley (accordion). This well-accomplished quartet of musicians weave a sensual and seductive journey through the golden eras of Spanish and other Latin music traditions.

Their music ventures into Spain, Portugal and Latin America with stories of old-fashioned passion, life and longing, death and destiny… sung in poetic verse within a rich instrumental fabric. Their programme delivers the power and drama of Argentinean Tango, and plunges into the emotional depths of Portuguese Fado while exuding the lively spices of Ranchera, and a touch of Salsa.

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DANIEL WELTLINGER (BERLIN)
Apr 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

World renowned Berlin based violinist and composer/producer Daniel Weltlinger (Lulo Reinhardt, Karsten Troyke, Monsieur Camembert, Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles Orchestra) returns to Camelot Lounge to present a night of music celebrating the musical legacy of the influential Belgian-born, French Gypsy guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt featuring a classic ‘hot club’ lineup comprised of Aaron Flower, Nigel Date and Cameron Jones on guitars, Stan Valacos on bass and Edouard Bronson on horns and accordion.

‘This album is often so swollen with beauty it is like time-lapse photography of tulips blooming’ – ‘Samoreau’ review by John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)

‘music transcends boundaries’ – ‘Koblenz’, Downbeat Best Albums of 2015

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Apr
19
Thu
DON WALKER & BAND: Blacktop 2018 Tour
Apr 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

To celebrate the release of the Catfish and Don Walker’s entire recording catalogue being released on vinyl along with the vinyl box set titled Blacktop, Don and his band The Suave Fucks will once again hit the road in April 2018. Performing songs that transcend across his solo work with one of the best band lineups ever assembled it is a performance not to be missed.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

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Apr
20
Fri
THE GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE (BELIZE) @ Django
Apr 20 all-day

The_Garifuna_Collective_Photo_by_Peter_Rakossy7pm door, 9pm show

The Garifuna culture has been shaped over centuries by their mixed ethnicity and location, their music an intoxicating mixture of African rhythm and Latin American grooves.

This band consists of the best musicians in the fertile Garifuna music scene of Belize. They bring together the deep cultural roots of Garifuna music, mixed with modern grooves, arrangements, and instruments. Unique hand drums, turtle shells and jawbones, guitars and bass are all used. The musicians create a powerful energy on stage, building hypnotising rhythms that form the backbone for the haunting melodies and powerful vocals that characterise the project.

“This troupe of extraordinary singers has fashioned a unique and wonderful world; once you enter, you will never want to leave.” Charlie Gillett, The Guardian (UK)

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THE MUSIC OF THRILLER
Apr 20 all-day

thriller7pm doors, 9pm show

The Music of THRILLER presents the worlds BIGGEST selling album of all time live! This tribute to “The King of Pop” will be a unique experience without any gimmicks or impersonators, leaving you up close and personal with the legendary music itself. Performed by an all star Sydney / USA small orchestra, every single piece from THRILLER will be presented live! PLUS a greatest hits collection to celebrate the music and spirit of Michael Jackson!

Brought to you by Lombardo Entertainment who directed PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER, this tribute has been carefully constructed by one of Sydney’s biggest Michael Jackson followers who has been creating this dedication to the King of Pop for over a decade.

You have never heard the music this close, this personal or this real. Prepare for the ultimate Michael Jackson experience you have been waiting for- Featuring the impeccable voices of Joseph Gatehau, Naisa Lasalosi and Linda Knight backed by Vincent Lombardo (Guitar), Kevin Camrass (Sax), William Endycott (Trumpet) Phil Lombardo (Drums), Daniel Sing (Bass).

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Apr
21
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT @ Django
Apr 21 all-day

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Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock & roll – Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.

Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Apr
22
Sun
THE APARTMENTS + JEP & DEP @ Django
Apr 22 all-day

The Aprtments7pm doors, 8pm show

For one night only in the intimate setting of the Django Bar, The Apartments will play a rare show as a trio.

The Apartments Eliot Fish will be on guitar and vocals with, fresh from their triumphant 16 Lovers Lane performance at State Theatre, Amanda Brown on oboe, violin, vocals and percussion and Peter Milton Walsh on acoustic guitar and vocals.

The Apartments emerged from Brisbane in 1978, their first EP released by The Go-Betweens on the Able Label in 1979. Singer/songwriter Peter Milton Walsh then left Australia for New York, relocating to England after being signed by legendary English record label Rough Trade for The Apartments first album, the evening visits…

For this unique show, The Apartments will create a special set from their melodic, lyrically rich songbook including tracks from No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal.

Jep and Dep are an underground Folk-Noir Duo from Sydney, their music is often compared to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra meets Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue.  Beautifully dark, Dramatic and Romantic.  “…like folk-noir variations on Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue’s classic Where the Wild Roses Grow, ballads with the right balance of creeping menace and painful regret” 4 Stars Jeff Apter SMH

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Apr
24
Tue
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 24 all-day

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After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

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Apr
25
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 25 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

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Apr
27
Fri
KALLIDAD @ Django
Apr 27 all-day

Kallidad7pm doors, 9pm show

Day of the Dead “Flamingo Fiesta” trio Kallidad formed in unlikely circumstances five years ago, and partly by accident. From humble beginnings Kallidad have become a world class headining act.

An all instrumental show, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group visit Europe, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Kallidad is one of Australia’s hardest working bands, constantly crisscrossing the great southern land, spreading their music and engaging with the land itself. The lineup is simple­ two Spanish guitars and percussion. But don’t let the lightweight set up fool you!

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KEYIM BA
Apr 27 all-day

Keyim Ba

7pm doors, 9pm show

This brilliant 8 piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

The Djembe powerhouse, Sibo Bangoura (Guinea), is joined by celebrated Senegalese percussionist Yacou MBaye (Senegal) on Doun Doun, Talking Drum, Sabar & Congas; Jon Pease (Dereb the Ambassador) on lead guitar and Tina Harris on bass. Joined also by well known Sydney musician Blair Greenberg on guitar, Calvin Welsh on drum kit and the captivating vocals of powerful soul singer Paula Baxter (Ghana) with Rachel Bangoura on the dancefloor completing the picture.

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Apr
28
Sat
PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Apr 28 all-day

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Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story featuring Cass Eager, is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk. Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable hits like “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”, “ Move Over” and many more.
Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long impression in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
A story interwoven amongst 19 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and rules were broken.

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Apr
29
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Apr 29 all-day

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Extra show added due to popular demand!

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a 17-piece big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Lana Nesnas on vocals.

Lana and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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GUITARRA FLAMENCA feat. PACO LARA (SPAIN) & DAMIAN WRIGHT (AUS) @ Django
Apr 29 all-day

flamenco7pm doors, 8pm show

Acclaimed flamenco guitarist PACO LARA, from Jerez de la frontera, Spain, together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) is presenting a performance of authentic flamenco guitar as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more…the evening will also feature JAMES HAUPTMANN on percussion.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. Paco Lara has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio (años 2000 a 2003) y Los Delinqüentes (años 2007 a 2011).

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

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May
4
Fri
DRAGON + TAYLOR BEADLE-WILLIAMS
May 4 all-day

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

Dragon are back, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This version of Dragon rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.

Bass player, Todd Hunter has reformed the band after a much needed break of 10 years. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.

The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Todd and Marc Hunter started the band in 1973 and Dragon sold over 2 million records over 30 years.

The current live show evolves from an intimate acoustic beginning to a spirited, electric, crowd rousing finale. Mark Williams sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and sublime vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon manages to reframe 30 years of Australian musical history into one coherent picture and do justice to a great collection of timeless songs.

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May
5
Sat
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
May 5 all-day

lololl7pm door, 9pm show

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring Serbian / Berliner Romani husband Nenad Radic is drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Syd), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Syd), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melb.) and Muharem Sulejman on sax (Melb).

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
May 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The NancySinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to the Camelot Lounge for the first time in 2018.

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, – the NancySinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamorous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience. “The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos” “sassy…sensual, haunting” (Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage)

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May
10
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUINTET: ALBUM LAUNCH
May 10 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Three time ARIA Award winning Joseph Tawadros returns to Camelot Lounge all the way from the UK to launch his brand new album!

For this very special show to celebrate the release of ‘The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool’, Joe will be performing with his quintet featuring James Tawdros, Matt McMahon, Dimitri Vouros and Karl Dunniclif.

“One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia…with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… his writing displays a real depth of emotion…revelling in a zest for life & celebration” (The Australian).

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May
12
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
May 12 all-day

kriola 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Following many amazing nights at Camelot, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement.

A unique 10 piece band, ‘Kriola Collective’ features some of Sydney’s best musicians playing a snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement from the Carnival capital of Rio. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

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FOR EVA: The Story and Music of the beautiful Eva Cassidy @ Django
May 12 all-day

Eva Cassidy7pm doors, 9pm show

With a talented group of musicians, Lauren Dawes features in this special show, “For Eva: An Eva Cassidy Story” performing some of the great original & cover interpretations left behind by this beautiful, influential artist! An American Singer & Guitarist, Eva Marie Cassidy was well known for her interpretations of Jazz, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Country & Pop classics.

This show, “For Eva: an Eva Cassidy story” pays tribute to this wonderful artist and her beautiful interpretations of classic songs. Featuring “Fields of Gold”, “Songbird”, “Over The Rainbow”, “People Get Ready”, “Wade In The Water”, “Stormy Monday” + many, many more performed by the beautiful Lauren Dawes & band, this is a show not to be missed!

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May
13
Sun
QUARTETTO SEVERINI @ Django
May 13 all-day

severini 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Fronted by Melbourne born chanteuse and pianist Courtney Severini, this quirky quartet is dedicated to retro italian jazz, pop and cinema from the era La Dolce Vita.  Kitsch grooves and classic tunes, Quartetto Severini celebrates songs and stories from vintage Rome, bringing to life the music of Nino Rota, Sophia Loren and Rosemary Clooney.

Featuring Jess Ciampa on percussion, Nathan Gatt on double bass and James Loughnan on Saxophone.

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May
18
Fri
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
May 18 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Following fantastic dance nights at Camelot ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to transport you to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.

Fusing African American R&B and Soul with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno and mainly sung in English, the Latin Soul and Boogaloo movement in the 1960’s had a huge influence on the growing Salsa scene in the 1970’s. The unique funky 11-piece all-star band ‘Barrio Soul’ celebrates the era in style and features members of well-known groups, Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno and will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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May
20
Sun
THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
May 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Caught up in the mayhem of a WW2 bombing on London, the acclaimed Starr Sisters wind up in an air raid shelter turned speakeasy with the 17-piece Regent Street Big Band. While chaos reigns above, there’s nothing for it but to make a party out of the situation.

On the spur of the moment, the famous vocal trio take the stage with the band to entertain the rest of the sheltering audience, who are in the same predicament, and a raucous evening of wartime swing ensues.

Be transported: join us to dance, sing, yell out and become part of the melee. This fully costumed and choreographed show brings to life many hits made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and more. We’d love you to dress up, too, and become part of the event.

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Jun
17
Sun
ANNA SALLEH & GUY STRAZZ: Afro-Brazilian jazz moods @ Django
Jun 17 all-day

Salleh strazz7pm doors, 8pm show

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars).

Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed.

Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians.

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Jun
23
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Jun 23 all-day

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world the best music ever.

Highlighting the music of Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Morrison, Petty, Segar, Cave, Cash, Mellencamp and so many more. This production will reunite or introduce you to artists and music that will never be forgotten!

Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves, fearturing Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar) Matt Ross (Guitar) Wayne Kellett (Bass) Di Solomon (Keys) George Brugmans (Drums).
You will be taken on a trip that has no artificial additions and is drug free! It’s pure, organic and simply great rock and roll. The Rockumentary Series delivers in words, music and imagery, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men.

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Aug
11
Sat
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
Aug 11 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate this iconic event, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

This is another show from Access All Eras who have brought other classic album shows to clubs and venues over the last 10 years.The Woodstock show is one of the more interesting shows covering such an eclectic range of artists!

Bernie Segedin (vocals), Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Nick Meredith (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums & vocals) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Aug
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Aug 25 all-day

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Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras 2018 with Latin Big Band Mucho Mambo. Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate our 3rd ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Following amazing sellout shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge.

Booking is highly recommended, Mucho Mambo has sold out every time at Camelot.

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