Aug
28
Sun
JAGA BAND @ Django Bar
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

Jaga 1b6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Jaga Band is a Sydney-based Ukrainian / Gypsy ensemble which presents famous virtuosic Eastern European melodies with a focus on Carpathian musical culture. Lead by multi-instrumentalist and singer Mar’yana Sywak, every performance and song acquaints the audience to a wide range of Carpathian traditional music and unique folk instruments such as the bandura, sopilka / recorder, violin, and cymbalom played by Belarus virtuoso Lucy Voronov.

Jaga’s repertoire is very light and catchy and encourages dancing and singing along. Special guest of the concert will be famous Ukrainian singer Laryssa Kovalchuk.

more info [1305200]

THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND Feat. THE STARR SISTERS
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm

starr-sisters-luna-park-cropped2

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Together with the Starr Sisters, the Regent Street Big Band has been able to secure an opportunity for a limited number of people to travel back in time. Back to a time when a telephone call was something to stay home for, when music arrived over the wireless, and when dance bands deployed arcane equipment like saxophones and trumpets.

Musically and visually, this performance evokes the heyday of swing in the 30s and 40s, highlighting tunes made famous by the Andrews Sisters and the swing bands who were their contemporaries.

Secure your ticket, pack your swing dancing shoes and ascend from street level to the time capsule. We’ll transport you with the impeccable vocal harmonies of the Starr Sisters and the inimitable live sound of a full 17 piece big band. We’ll return you energised for the week ahead, ready to marvel again at the modern world with fresh eyes.

more info [1305200]

Sep
1
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

caravan

The Caravan Poetry Slam brings together around 20 local poets, a panel of judges, and a room full of what they hope to be, “open hearts instead of roses, open minds instead of rotten tomatoes.”

Anyone can sign up and sacrifice their three-minute slam to the open space. Each poem will be scored and then the top three poets compete in a finalist round to decide the winner. Interactivity is integral, with other elements of ‘Emergency Art’ integrated into the night in the form of written confessionals and ‘coughed up’ soapbox-style Emergency Slams.

Book a spot in our slam by posting HERE, then show up at 7pm to confirm. This one will book out!

$5 | 6pm doors, 8pm show

more info [1305200]

EMMA PASK
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm

emma pask Cosita-Cover-copy-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

“Two Out” – a chance to catch one of Australia’s finest voices up close and personal, in this beautifully intimate duo setting of voice and piano.

Award winning vocalist Emma Pask is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, Emma Pask has firmly established herself one of one of this country’s favourite voices in Jazz.

“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing!” James Morrison

more info [1305200]

Sep
2
Fri
TEX PERKINS & MURRAY PATTERSON
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

tex-perkins-crop7pm doors, 8pm show

Two of Australia’s most cherished and respected musicians Tex Perkins and Murray Patterson come back to Camelot Lounge. Tickets are limited folks so don’t miss out!

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music, with a career that has taken in everything from the ground breaking experimental punktonica of Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with The Dark Horses. . From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

He is accompanied by long-time collaborator Murray Patterson from The Dark Horses. The chemistry between Tex and Murray will be on display and is a show not to be missed!

more info [1305200]

DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVIEW @ Django Bar
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

danny

6pm doors, 9pm show

A mix of Blues, Swing, phat, filthy Funk, Soul and Reggae, will have you on that dance floor all night long.

Playing a carefully crafted mix of classics, and some rare gems. You’ll hear legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Robben Ford, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, The Commodores, Joss Stone, George Benson, Aretha Franklin and many more.

This is no ordinary band. Led by one of Sydney’s youngest and funkiest keyboard players, Danny Tsun on piano and Hammond organ (Ray Beadle Band, P J O’Brien Band, Johnny Cass Band, Psycho Zydeco, Alan Barnes Band, Robert Susz and more).

A true gentleman, but when in front of a Keyboard, Danny is… the “Tsunami”.

more info [1305200]

Sep
3
Sat
HARRY MANX (CANADA) – SOLD OUT!!! Oct 22 now on sale!!!
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

harry-manx 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player.” Billboard Magazine

Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching fluidly between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. His original music blends East and West ‘creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas’.

A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 13 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike. “Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…….” Bruce Springsteen, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City


more info [1305200]

RUFINO AND THE COCONUTS @ Django Bar
Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm

6pm doors, 9pm show

Rufino Rides Again…

Rufino and the Coconuts are back on the bike with more seductive tropical grooves and tantalising tales of jungle terror. Rufino, renowned for his work as violinist and specialist crooner with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, brings his sensational solo sidestep back to Camelot with a full 8 piece band to shake your very bones. With touches of Voodoo, Rocksteady, 80s post-punk and smooth disco this is the band of your dreams and perhaps your most intriguing nightmare. So catch a ride to the mysterious places Rufino and the Coconuts might lead you. It’s quite the trip that we know you’ll just love!

more info [1305200]

Sep
4
Sun
FUCHSIA @ Django Bar
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

Fuchsia-May.2016a6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Fuchsia, a pioneering British psychedelic-folk band of the late 70s, are currently enjoying an international revival.

Critical recognition can be a long time coming, sometimes even half a lifetime. 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. Tony continues playing with his highly original Fuchsia band in Australia, and Fuchsia continue to entertain and charm Australian audiences.
Hear the timeless & enchanting music of Fuchsia as the story continues…

more info [1305200]

JOANNA WEINBERG: Pandora’s Bag – A designer song (and bag) collection
Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm

joanna 1a

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Cabaret artist , musical writer and songwriter Joanna Weinberg is back with her 13th original show, Pandora’s Bag, a hilarious collection of new songs all inspired by that must have item, the handbag.

A quirky bag model named ‘Chantelle’ will showcase an unusual bag collection and there is a ‘show and tell’ section where audience members are encouraged to tell personal or amusing stories about their bags.

Drummer Nicola Ossher, trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood and Cellist Kate Adams are the outstanding musical and vocal accompanists. A perfect way to celebrate a girl’s night out, ( though boys are very welcome if they have bags ) this experienced and playful performer will ensure you have bags of fun.

“This is a show worth seeing, as indeed is anything presented by Joanna Weinberg. It’s uplifting, musically funky and totally enjoyable. As they say in their program, “The show doesn’t only appeal to women – men have their baggage too”….The show, with its laid back and cool stagecraft and humorous cynicism, is reminiscent of Berlin’s cabarets of the 1920s and Weinberg’s lyrical prowess is as clever as Noel Coward’s.”

Bronwyn Fullerton- Sydney Arts Guide 2016

more info [1305200]

Sep
8
Thu
SYDNEY BLUES CHALLENGE (Solo/Duo Finals) @ Django Bar
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

sydney blues

6pm door, 8pm show

Come and see some Australia’s best Solo and Duo acts compete to ‘Win and Wing Their Way to Memphis’ with a $1,000 (solo) or $2,000 (duo) cash prize to represent the Sydney Blues Society and NSW and ACT at the International Blues Challenge being held January 26-30, 2017, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The acts who have entered the competition this year are simply amazing, and this promises to be a fabulous night of ‘keeping The Blues alive’ in one of the very best blues venues in Australia (which also cooks up some great pizzas)!

more info [1305200]

Sep
9
Fri
FORMIDABLE VEGETABLE SOUND SYSTEM + MAL WEBB (Album Launch) @ Django Bar
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm

FVMal20166pm doors

Touring to 14 countries over the past four years, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has become the world’s most successful experiment in ecological-electro-swing-funk-ukulele with their energetic sweet-potato infused mashups of glitchy bass wobbles, ukulele quirk and hyperactive horns solely aimed at pounding simple solutions for sustainability deep into your consciousness.

Having performed everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to the local farmers market, Formidable Vegetable Sound System brings the funk for party people of all ages and will be launching their brand new, United Nations approved (actually!), family-fun album ‘Grow Do It’ for kids & grown ups of all ages! The band has played alongside everyone from Fat Freddy’s Drop and Thom Yorke to The Rolling Stones.

Mal Webb is a beatboxing, looping, horn-playing, string-picking vocal adventurer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne who’s sound could be described as something along the lines of Bobby McFerrin, Aphex Twin and Cole Porter playing scrabble. He will be launching his fourth album as well as performing in Formidable Veg.

more info [1305200]

AFRO MOSES: SPIRIT OF BOB MARLEY
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm

afrom moses

7.30pm door, 9pm show

Afro Moses presents ‘The Spirit of Bob Marley’ featuring a massive slew of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Lucky Dube sing-a-longs + Afro Moses Originals.

Afro Moses is a multi-award winning, international artist, who was a teenage star in his native country of Ghana, West Africa. He was noticed by one of Bob Marley’s tour managers and taken to Europe. From there he started to tour the world, including a few guest shows with the Wailers. Afro Moses is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Despite having his own original music, it’s essential for Moses to pay tribute to one of his greatest idols, reggae legend, Bob Marley. Expect a colourful, high energy performance with this ten piece band +his dancres “Afrodisiaq”, a lot of dancing and a chance to sing along….how ever, also be prepared for an Afro Moses flavour….afro beats, funk, raga and percussion.

more info [1305200]

Sep
10
Sat
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

Barrio Soul Camelot web jpg

7.30pm 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.

more info [1305200]

SYDNEY BLUES CHALLENGE (Band Finals) @ Django Bar
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm

sydney blues

6pm door, 9pm show

Come down to the finals of the Sydney Blues Challenge to see some of the best blues bands in the country battle it out to ‘Win and Wing Their Way to Memphis’ with a $3,000 (trio) or $4,000 (quartet or more) cash prize to represent the Sydney Blues Society and NSW and ACT at the International Blues Challenge being held January 26-30, 2017, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The bands who have entered the competition this year are simply amazing, and this promises to be a fabulous night of ‘keeping The Blues alive’ in one of the very best blues venues in Australia (which also cooks up some great pizzas)!

more info [1305200]

Sep
11
Sun
JODI MARTIN
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm

Jodi Martin Press Shot Laughter 147KB

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Out of Ceduna’s coastal desert region, travelling singer-songwriter Jodi Martin has been quietly clocking up miles with her suitcase and guitar since she was 17 years old.

Now she’s on the road again, kicking off a three month National ‘Diesel’ Tour in August 2016, showcasing the second single from her new Saltwater extended album, which has been hailed by The Waif’s Josh Cunningham as ‘an Indie Folk masterpiece’. Jodi and her sister Robyn Martin will travel Australia, weaving soulful guitar and bass grooves, poignant and hilarious true stories, and beautiful harmonies as only sisters can.

Jodi Martin has always focused on the coal face: songs and people. In hushed rooms across several continents, Jodi has never stopped sharing her insightful and humorous stories, and honest Indie Folk songs.

‘one of Australia’s most talented singer songwriters’ (The Weekend Australian)

more info [1305200]

GRACIAS A LA VIDA @ Django Bar
Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm

nadiagino

6pm door, 7.30pm show

Gracias a la vida: an evening of songs from the ‘cancionero iberico’..
and remembering Chile, Sept 11, 1973.
Songs of Rodrigo, De Falla, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Almeida, Victor Jara and Violeta Parra
plus poems of Pablo Neruda

Nadia Piave – voice
Tina Marsden – flute
Gino Pengue and Robert Clancy – guitars
Pino Scuro – recitation

An evening of spanish and portuguese art song, and songs from the cancioneros of Violeta Parra and Victor Jara, remembering events of September 11, 1973 in Chile. Canciones of Chilean poet Pablo Nerudo also feature.

more info [1305200]

Sep
15
Thu
PIGEON LAUNDRY (ALBUM LAUNCH) + DIAMOND DUCK @ Django Bar
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

 Pigeon Laundry front6pm doors, 8pm show

“Are all leaf blowers in the same key?” – Anon

Two of Australia’s finest improvisers, violinist Shenzo Gregorio (FourPlay, Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, Darth Vegas) join forces to form Pigeon Laundry.

Julian and Shenzo met at Woodford Folk Festival last millenium, and later played and toured together with the likes of The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon and Monsieur Camembert. Impromptu jam sessions ensued, in band rooms, lounge rooms and festival campsites. Left to soak for quite some time, Pigeon Laundry is now ready to be released to the world.

Largely avoiding their main axes, the debut recording sees the pair drawing from a wide arsenal including cavaquinho (Brazilian ukelele), detuned lap steel, a leaf blower and even the kitchen sink.
The launch band will also include Jess Ciampa, Sam Golding and John Hibbard.

Diamond Duck brings together Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons) and Brian Campeau (Green Mohair Suits, Rescue Ships), through a deep love and affection for The Louvin Brothers, harmony singing, cricket and each other. Featuring mandolins, guitars, 2 part singing and an eclectic range of influences from country to classical and everything in between.

more info [1305200]

RAJKO GYPSY BAND (HUNGARY)
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

rajko7pm doors, 8pm show

After a massive sellout show in 2012, Rajkó Gypsy Band are coming back to Camelot!!!

The world famous Rajkó Gypsy Band offer a unique musical experience. Comprised of young gypsy musicians, this company was established in l952. The youthfulness and prodigiousness of Rajkó is reflected in the fact that all of these gifted players begin their musical training at a very young age. The exceptional artistic standards of the Rajkó ́s are due to a unique schooling that concentrates on preserving and developing their cultural heritage of improvisation, an essential ingredient to their virtuosity.

The Rajkó Gypsy Band perform with many different combinations of instruments. The incredible range of their repertoire covers many genres from classical to folk music, and from operettas to gypsy music and sacred music. The great achievements of the Rajkó Gypsy Band include highly successful tours throughout Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Far East where they have repeatedly excited and thrilled audiences.

more info [1305200]

Sep
16
Fri
LIZ STRINGER (Melb) + LEAH FLANAGAN @ Django Bar
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

LizStringer2016_Photo-credit-Tajette_OHalloranWeb1a6pm doors, 9pm show

Melbourne’s Liz Stringer is launching her stunning new full-length album, “All The Bridges”, with a full band at Django Bar on Friday 16th September.

Liz has garnered a reputation as being one of Australia’s most respected and critically acclaimed songwriters and performers. A passionate advocate of independent music and extensive regional touring, she has become a favourite among punters across Australia for her generous and engaging stage demeanour and her skill as a storyteller. As Mick Thomas puts it, “Her performance is as intense as it is personable, as profane as it is sacred”.

Songwriter, singer and sometime saltwater ukulele whisperer, Leah Flanagan draws deep from a fascinating historical, geographical and cultural mix of Aboriginal, Irish and Venetian. Her incredible journey as an artist is woven with star-studded collaboration with the likes of John Cale, Sinead O’Connor, poet Sam Wagan Watson and France’s Orchestre National de Jazz; a stint in the acclaimed Black Arm Band and duetting with Paul Kelly and Marlon Williams.
The culmination of two years’ work, her latest record Saudades is a suite of songs that capture a full repertoire of the emotions that we carry into our relationships, romantic and otherwise.

more info [1305200]

Sep
17
Sat
4 KINGS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm

DJANGO 4KINGS 17 SEPT

6pm doors, 9pm show

4 KINGS are set for a special party night to launch their album at the Django Bar after selling out the last 3 shows! The theme is 1960s Chicago Blues so all you goodfellas and glamour gals can dress up and make the scene! Everyone will get a free copy of the album and there will be prizes too!
4KINGS will be playing the ‘3 KINGS’ of the BLUES, (Albert, Freddie, BB), and then perform the Blues Rock and Funkin’ Boogie goodness of their debut album ‘BLACK LABEL BLUES’.

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 or get to the gig early, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

more info [1305200]

NADYA GOLSKI & THE GLORIOUS SOUSAPHONICS
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm

nadya sousaphonics 1a

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Nadya Golski, joins forces with Glorious Sousaphonics. The Glorious Sousaphonics unleash a powerhouse of strings, voice brass and percussion. They draw on Balkan Brass, New Orleans second line, jazz and anything else that takes their fancy. Their sound is uplifting and engaging and the combination with Nadya makes for an electric and totally engaging performance. Expect a night of musical fireworks to lift the very roof!

more info [1305200]

Sep
18
Sun
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET (UK)
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm

tawadros-bushranger

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Back by popular demand, all the way from London! “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). Joining the 3x ARIA-winning Oud-player will be sublime pianist Matt McMahon (Gurrumul, Vince Jones), together with Karl Dunnicliff (Double Bass) & James Tawadros (percussion). Forging his own odyssey across cultures, traditions, borders & time, the sage musicality of UK-based Australian oud player/composer Joseph Tawadros is demonstrated with a palette of diverse sounds that he’ll be creating alongside his oud:  cello, charango, trombone, tanbura, tenor sax, Cuban tres, qanun, trumpet, accordion & hulusi flute. His brother, acclaimed percussionist James Tawadros extends Joseph’s compositions with skillful playing across 11 instruments.

more info [1305200]

GADJO GUITARS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm

 gadjos 1b6pm door, 9pm show

Gadjo Guitars bring their unique interpretation of the gypsy jazz sound to Django Bar, Marrickville on Sunday September 18th, showcasing their latest album “Turned On, Tuned In And Dropped Out”. Recorded throughout 2015, the trio crafted and refined their original material combining driving rhythms, joyful melodic sensibilities and dynamic interplay the end result is a vibrant energised collection of songs.

Gadjo Guitars consists of Cameron Jones (guitar), Nigel Date (guitar) and Stan Valecos (bass). As a collective they have been playing together for over 5 years but as individuals their experience in the jazz scene clocks up around 30 years. It is a true delight to witness such experienced musicians in full “gypsy swing” so-to-speak. The improvisation and interplay between the musicians makes for a truly memorable show.

more info [1305200]

Sep
20
Tue
A LEONARD COHEN BIRTHDAY BASH: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT present FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE!
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm

unnamed-2

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will be celebrating Leonard Cohen’s 82nd Birthday over 3 fabulous nights at Camelot Lounge Marrickville!

The incredible lineup will include wonderful guest singers ABBY DOBSON, DIANA ROUVAS, & LEXI CLARK.

Come and enjoy Monsieur Camembert’s unique interpretations of Leonard’s wonderful songs, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

After packing out concert halls nationally and internationally, this is a wonderful opportunity to see this critically acclaimed show in the very intimate surrounds of Camelot Lounge!

A must-see for Cohen fans and non-Cohen fans alike!

  more info [1305200]
Sep
21
Wed
A LEONARD COHEN BIRTHDAY BASH: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT present FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE!
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

unnamed-2

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will be celebrating Leonard Cohen’s 82nd Birthday over 3 fabulous nights at Camelot Lounge Marrickville!

The incredible lineup will include wonderful guest singers ABBY DOBSON, DIANA ROUVAS, & LEXI CLARK.

Come and enjoy Monsieur Camembert’s unique interpretations of Leonard’s wonderful songs, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

After packing out concert halls nationally and internationally, this is a wonderful opportunity to see this critically acclaimed show in the very intimate surrounds of Camelot Lounge!

A must-see for Cohen fans and non-Cohen fans alike!

  more info [1305200]
Sep
22
Thu
A LEONARD COHEN BIRTHDAY BASH: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT present FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE!
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm

unnamed-2

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will be celebrating Leonard Cohen’s 82nd Birthday over 3 fabulous nights at Camelot Lounge Marrickville!

The incredible lineup will include wonderful guest singers ABBY DOBSON, DIANA ROUVAS, & LEXI CLARK.

Come and enjoy Monsieur Camembert’s unique interpretations of Leonard’s wonderful songs, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

After packing out concert halls nationally and internationally, this is a wonderful opportunity to see this critically acclaimed show in the very intimate surrounds of Camelot Lounge!

A must-see for Cohen fans and non-Cohen fans alike!

  more info [1305200]
COPE STREET PARADE @ Django Bar
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

cope

6pm door, 8pm show

Original Australian Swing Music. The Parade blends the hot sounds of gypsy swing with elements of New Orleans traditional jazz to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

“[these] young musicians are students of this music. They love it.” – Australian Jazz

“…Fermino’s songwriting is too personal to be pretence, some of the elements border on farcical yet their heartfelt and impeccable performance carry them easily.” – Lucian McGuiness, Australian Jazz

Justin Fermino – tenor & alto saxophone/voice
Aaron Flower – guitar/voice
Ben Panucci – guitar/voice
Sam Dobson – bass/voice

more info [1305200]

Sep
23
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm

prince

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
A live band tribute and dedication to the music of a legend 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 of PRINCE. Coming off a SOLD OUT show at The Basement, Oscar Kami fronts THE PURPLE DOVES band with 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 one of Sydney’s most iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a birthday celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

Oscar Kami – Vox
Vince Lombardo – Guitar
Paul Cincotta – Synth / Keys
Anthony Weisz – Bass
Phil Lombardo – Drums
Linda Knight – Vox

more info [1305200]

SIMON KINNY-LEWIS (ALBUM LAUNCH) + PJ O’BRIEN @ Django Bar
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm

Simon-Kinny-Lewis-Photo 1a (1)

6pm door, 9pm show

Australian Blues Guitarist and Singer Simon Kinny-Lewis will be launching is highly anticipated new album “Street Blues ” with one exclusive show in Sydney. Simon’s Guitar work is alongside the best in the business. He will be joined by his all star Sydney band, Rick Melick on keys (Joe Bonna-massa, Eric Clapton) Tony Boyd on Drums ( Mal Eastick Band) and Rob Ewan on Bass.

Multiple award-winning Bluesman, PJ O’Brien is a superlative guitarist with signature blistering fretwork that has turned heads from Perth to Memphis, Chicago to Austin and London to Singapore.
“O’Brien is a talent to watch!” Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine USA
“An international blues star on the rise” Al Hensley, Rhythms magazine AUS

more info [1305200]

Sep
24
Sat
EL ORQUESTON
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

ELORQUESTONEl Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi.

Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, this mighty charanga style ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras that feature the heavenly and punchy sound of three trombones, violin and tres cubano, on a bed of latin percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing a Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Havana De Primera, Timbalive, Pupy, Sur Caribe and Dan Den, plus kickass original compositions, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end.

El Orqueston is comprised of a who’s who of Sydney’s top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by Cuban multi-talent, Issac Zorzano sharing centre stage and putting out some serious energy.

El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

more info [1305200]

THE HOLLYWOOD HONEYS & THE COCKTAIL CABINET present THE SPRING SHAKE UP! @ Django Bar
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm

 SpringShakeUpPoster6pm door, 9pm show

One part swing, a dash of jump blues, and a whole lot of vintage cool. 8 piece ensemble, The Cocktail Cabinet will take the stage at Django bar, joined for one night only by Sydney’s red hot vintage vocal group the ‘Hollywood Honeys’ – Miss Pia Andersen, Sara Jeanne and Kitty Van Horne.

This magic mix of ingredients are kept under control by The Senator and his long sliding thing. With his musical direction and souped up vintage vocals the Cabinet is well stocked with the flavourings of Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Keely Smith, Peggy Lee and Ella Mae Morse. Garnished with unique arrangements that are cool as heck and the dynamite rhythms of classic jump blues, you’ll be tappin’ your toes and asking for the recipe.

Neat, on the rocks or straight up, when you add The Honeys to this Cocktail Cabinet you’ll be sure to find a Swingin’ Partini!

more info [1305200]

Sep
25
Sun
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

nancy-lee-again 1a

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, the trippy Some Velvet Morning – the Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamourous, 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”

“Instead of Sydney’s inner west, we might as easily have been in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville or the Bardog Tavern Memphis.”

Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage

more info [1305200]

FRED SMITH @ DJANGO BAR (MATINEE)
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm

fred smith 1a1.30pm doors, 2.30pm show

Fred Smith will be telling stories from his new memoir The Dust of Uruzgan, and playing songs from the acclaimed album of the same name. Described as “a triumph of poetic journalism” and “finely observed snapshots of a harsh, sad and funny reality”, he weaves song and story to offer what 15 years of news reports failed to convey: an understanding of what was going on over there in the dust of Uruzgan.

Fred will be accompanied by Liz Frencham on double bass, Carl Pannuzzo on piano/percussion and projections of some stunning photos from Afghanistan.

more info [1305200]

THE POLKA KINGS @ Django Bar
Sep 25 @ 9:00 pm

 polka 1a6pm door, 7.30pm show

The Polka Kings. Three part vocals, Alpine Dance-House!

The Grand Budapest Hotel comes to Django Bar.

Swiss accordionist-extraordinaire Philippe Wittwer at the helm and the two veteran locals Sam Golding and Pete Neville on brass and percussion.

Anchored in Central Europe, with their hearts in the Alps, this virtuosic trio (with surprise guest) has a passion for mashups and yodels. Freed from their beer hall, The Polka Kings will delightfully reshape your idea of oompah!

Just in case there is any lingering doubt, this gig will put to rest the question of The Polka Kings’ musical significance, cultural impact and artistic achievement.

more info [1305200]

Sep
29
Thu
THE IDEA OF NORTH: Up close and personal
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

TION

​7pm doors, 8pm show

TION is bringing back their very popular, highly improvised ‘Up Close and Personal’ show where you, the audience gets to choose what gets sung, when and how. A vibrant hour of choose-your-own-adventure – request your favourite TION tunes, ask questions directly to the performers and you may even find yourself on stage with them at some point!

more info [1305200]

 

DASHVILLE’S RAMBLIN’ NIGHTS feat. BROTHERS COMATOSE (USA) + DAVEY CRADDOCK & THE SPECTACLES (WA) @ Django Bar
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm

 The-Brothers-Comatose-web (1)6pm door, 8pm show

BROTHERS COMATOSE from San Francisco, California are a five piece folk/bluegrass band led by Brothers Ben & Alex Morrison. These guys are a rowdy string band that might just make you say this is your ‘new favourite band’ with their southwestern-tinge and high- energy performance. This is their first time to Australia and it’s going to be one big party.

DAVEY CRADDOCK & THE SPECTACLES from WA are winners of ‘Best Group’ at WA’s Country Music Awards & this year released their debut album ‘City West’ which has received a lot of attention from radio and press. They combine alt-country, blues and rock with real verve & emotion and Craddock has a gift with story telling matched with classic hooks.

www.thebrotherscomatose.com
www.daveycraddock.com

more info [1305200]

Sep
30
Fri
MARSALA
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm

marsala-2b7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Following a string of sell out shows, Marsala are back at Camelot for another huge party! Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe…

They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs… anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can’t help but dance and fall in love with each other’s traditions.

more info [1305200]

Oct
1
Sat
IRISH MYTHEN (IRELAND/CANADA)
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

Irish-Mythen-by-Kim-Ruder_1a (1)7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Think back to a time in your life when you heard music that was so powerful and beautiful you were instantly engaged. That’s the experience many audiences have on first hearing Irish/Canadian folk artist Irish Mythen – an experience in the joy of everything. Her music is the root of small communities and the strength of a loyal fan base. Irish is a true entertainer who is known for her gripping live performances. She is the storyteller who will grasp your attention and who will bring you on an incredible and emotional journey – as well as the comedian with a joie de vivre who’ll have you laughing from the very beginning until long after she’s left the bandstand.


more info [1305200]

Oct
2
Sun
VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Guests
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm

junkband_parallel7481-promo2014-mid

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

​Back by very popular demand, ​​Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents the third edition of their fabulous new show “Vaudevillia”. Yet again “Everything new will be old again!” with NEW GUESTS, fresh tunes, and some very well-honed one liners and magical happenings.

Based on the old Vaudeville program intermingling segments of music, magic, dance, comedy, sight acts and more, the Junk Band have created a recipe for mirth, mayhem and madness, with SPECIAL GUESTS as stunning and startling additions to the bizarre and prodigious talents exhibited by members of the Junk Band.

It’s a 21st Century recreation of Vaudeville atmosphere and charm, and what better venue than the fabulous Camelot. ​Roll up, Roll up, and discover entertainment as it should be : Vaudevillia.

more info [1305200]

Oct
6
Thu
MYTHRA ENSEMBLE
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Mythra Ensemble7pm doors, 8pm show

Mythra Ensemble’s vision is to foster cultural unity through music, which is drawn from the harmonious collaboration of Iranian, Armenian, Kurdish and Turkish musical roots.
Combining traditional Middle Eastern instruments with modern western instruments gives the members of Mythra an ever-widening search for unity within the bounds of historical and geographical borders; eastern instruments such as the daf, kaval, kemancheh, darboukah and the bendir are combined with western classical instruments such as the piano, violin and double bass.

Mythra’s players consist of:
Mustafa Karami – Voice, Daf and Oud
Metin Yilmaz – Kaval and Voice
Adem Yilmaz – Percussions
Zela Margossian – Piano
Anna McDonald – Violin and Kemancheh

more info [1305200]

Oct
7
Fri
THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm

lachy doley

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

BACK AFTER A MASSIVE SOLD OUT SHOW IN APRIL!!

Internationally renowned Lachy Doley is a player who can pump, pamper and pound unbelievable, intense sounds from his organ. Add his powerful blues vocals and you’ve got one mesmerising unforgettable show pumping with energy and good times.

Their unique Blues/Soul have seen them play 2 nights at BB.King’s in Memphis, a 3 week European tour in Nov 2015, 2 Joe Bonamassa supports, #1 most played album on the OZ Blues/Roots charts, #1 Album on the iTunes Blues Charts. 3 studio albums, 1 DVD and a stack of OZ tours and festivals.

Lachy’s unique setup features his 1957 Hammond C3 organ and his custom-modified Hohner Whammy Clavinet – the only such machine in Australia.

Lachy Doley has also seen the world, touring with Powderfinger, Jimmy Barnes, Mighty Reapers, Glenn Hughes and recorded with Chad Smith, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa to name a few.

more info [1305200]

Oct
8
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm

baby-lulu-2a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Recently ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu return to Camelot for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi! ‘Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France.

Listen to Baby et Lulu @ www.babyetlulu.com.au


more info [1305200]

Oct
13
Thu
DIANA ROUVAS
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

Diana Rouvas_profile photo_option27pm doors, 8pm show

The sublime Diana Rouvas returns to Camelot Lounge on Thursday 13th October. With acoustic accompaniment, you will hear some of Diana’s favourites plus a sneak preview of songs she’s working on for her long awaited new album. A powerhouse vocalist that leaves audiences spellbound as to what they just heard.

In 2012, Rouvas was one of the final eight contestants on the first series of The Voice as part of Keith Urban’s team. While many would argue that her defining moment was a vibrant and charismatic rendition of Love On Top, her depth and nature as an artist wasn’t truly felt until she floored the judges with a raw and incredibly sultry performance of blues standard Stormy Monday that was not only goosebump-inducing, but technically impressive.

more info [1305200]

Oct
14
Fri
CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm

armandito7.30pm doors, 9pm show

This Traditional Latin Band features Cuban Trumpeter, Composer & Arranger Armandito Garcia from Santiago de Cuba. who settled in Australia after 10 years touring internationally with the legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle & Lady Salsa Show.

On stage, the band is characterised by high energy, gifted improvisation, & distinctively Cuban sounds, with an authentic repertoire includes popular & traditional rhythms, ranging from Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo & Rumba, to “Buena Vista Social Club” style of music.

more info [1305200]

JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm

JOHNNY G7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Johnny G & 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.

more info [1305200]

Oct
15
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm

monsieur-camembert-yelena-dyumin-1a7.30pm 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)

 more info [1305200]
Oct
16
Sun
ALESA LAJANA @ Django Bar
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

Alessa is more 1a (1)6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Alesa Lajana is an award winning Australian singer-songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and banjoist. For the last eight years she has travelled the dusty highways of Australia, collecting stories from post European contact history, and setting them to music. Her new album Frontier Lullaby is the collection of songs and stories from this wild and epic adventure, leading listeners on a heartfelt journey through shadowy chapters of Australian history.
The album features collaborations with multi Grammy award winner Bela Fleck, Aria winners Amy Saunders and Julian Curwin, Australian songwriting icon and Order of Australia recipient Shane Howard, and iconic session players Kirk Lorange and Luke Moller.
Alesa Lajana’s debut album, “Celtic Gypsy”, was released with ABC Classics in 2008. She is the winner of a Queensland Music Award for Best World Music Song, and is endorsed by Maton Guitars.

“Alesa Lajana is a storyteller in the highest order” – Rhythms Magazine

“[Frontier Lullaby] displays a restraint, humility and soulfulness found all too rarely in trad folk and roots music” – Rolling Stone

“[An] imposing new work. 4/5” – The Australian

more info [1305200]

Oct
20
Thu
OLIVER DOWNES (ALBUM LAUNCH) + HOLLIE MATTHEW @ Django Bar
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

oliver-downes-by-yana-amur-piano-horiz 1a6pm door, 8pm show

Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes is thrilled to launch his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ with an intimate evening of acoustic song at Django Bar. Created following a hugely successful Pozible campaign, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a lush cut of richly orchestrated indie finesse, offering a sweet blend of dreamy ballads and exhilaratingly kinetic tunes.

Oliver is thrilled to be joined at Django Bar by his sister, Holly Downes (double bass) and Chris Stone (violin) of art-folk trio The String Contingent, as well as metal stalwart (and Chris’ brother) Robin Stone on drums, who also provide the musical bedrock of the album.

Traversing territory charted by artists like Ben Caplan and The Dirty Three, ‘Ultraviolet’ trips the space between instantly familiar chamber pop and the experimental margins of folk, charting a musical passage through the darkness into the light.

‘[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander’ (The Music).

www.oliverdownes.com

Hollie Matthew grew up on honesty, blue collars, and a quarter acre. Since then, she’s been growing up at the inner west traps after putting out her debut EP back in ’09’.   Banjo, harmonica, guitar and an inclination toward Romantic poetry and Modern novels..

more info [1305200]

Oct
21
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

bumpcity1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

They’ll have you groovin’ to the “old school” funk and soul music of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder,  Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown and Blood, Sweat and Tears. BumpCity have been performing since the band’s conception as “What is Hip” in the 1980′s. BumpCity also opened for and shared the stage with Motown’s legendary stars The Supremes during their only Australian public performance

more info [1305200]

PSYCHO ZYDECO @ Django Bar
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm

Stef6pm doors, 9pm show

Psycho Zydeco, or the Psychos as their fans affectionately dub them, have established themselves as the country’s premier roots act specialising in the high-energy, uplifting style of music known as zydeco. This music was originally born in the swamplands and bayou area of Louisiana’s Deep South.

The band’s earthy blend of traditional Cajun, blues, and swamp music produces a heady mix of their brand of Zydeco.  Driving washboard, drums, guitar, saxophone, organ, piano and the odd triangle combine with some amazing accordion playing to create music that will make you move.

more info [1305200]

Oct
22
Sat
HARRY MANX (CANADA)
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm

harry-manx 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player.” Billboard Magazine

Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching fluidly between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. His original music blends East and West ‘creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas’.

A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 13 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike. “Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…….” Bruce Springsteen, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City


more info [1305200]

Oct
23
Sun
CANTO LATINO present SENTIDO @ Django Bar
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

CL-Trio-A-J-Gary- profoundly shit image 1a6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Amanda Handel (voice & percussion), Jane Andino (piano) and Gary Daley (accordion). This well-accomplished trio 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.

more info [1305200]

Oct
28
Fri
RICK PRICE
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

RickPrice 1A

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Rick Price presents a dynamic & emotionally powerful 1-man show. With his soaring voice & soulful story-telling songs, he moves audiences from laughter to tears. Rick combines his greatest hits, works from his latest release (recorded in Nashville where he now resides) & songs from some of the greats that have inspired Ricks’ unique style – Elvis, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke & Sinatra. Ricks’ musical style traverses Rock, Rhythm ‘n Blues, Soul & Gospel….from the modern era back to the old time classics. Rick is the consummate performer, a multi-instrumentalist & world class vocalist who never fails to deliver an experience to remember.

more info [1305200]

Oct
30
Sun
THE HAPPENING SING @ Django Bar
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

happening sing6pm doors, 7.30pm start

The Happening Sing is a kind of ‘open choir’ – more like a meet-up than a traditional choir. It’s all about that unique experience of being in a group of singers belting out a song in harmony, without having to commit to a weekly rehearsal. Starts Sunday August 14 Camelot Lounge Marrickville

You can start the night off with a cocktail or even a pizza, then learn a 3 part version of a pop song, led by Stuart Davis with David Bidwell on guitar, and a crowd of like-minded souls. At then end of the session the song will be filmed and uploaded to youtube.

“Lots and lots of people sing in choirs these days – they already know what a “choirgasm” is, but there are many more who’ve never experienced one. I aim to fix that – to bring the choirgasm to the masses”

Stuart Davis

more info [1305200]

Nov
3
Thu
PAT TIERNEY @ Django Bar
Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm

PatTierney_Aug16_3a (1)

6pm door, 8pm show

Australian roots troubadour Pat Tierney is coming to Django Bar as part of a massive National tour supporting his latest single ‘Spirit Of The Land’.

Never one to put himself in a musical box , Pat Tierney strives to deliver a fresh , eclectic sound wherever he plays.

Influenced by the likes of Harry Manx, Ben Harper and Bob Marley – Pat blends his love of the lap slide guitar with heartfelt story telling, a splash of blues , a drop of folk and a whole lotta love to create a unique and engaging performance.

Over the past two years Pat has toured relentlessly up and down the East Coast Of Australia including with over 200 live shows under his belt including support slots for The Beautiful Girls, Sticky Fingers, Husky, Bonjah and a string of festival performances.

more info [1305200]

Nov
4
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS: A TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm

doors-logo-1-1b6pm doors, 9pm show

Introducing “UNLOCKING THE DOORS” – a new Australian Showcase which is rapidly building a following throughout Sydney and the east coast of NSW. A must see outfit totally dedicated in bringing to you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors.

“UNLOCKING THE DOORS” has wasted no time in establishing a name as a showcase not to be missed.
The band consists of four Wollongong based musicians who have set out to capture the magic of Jim Morrison and band that take audiences back in time to the unique rock act that was The Doors!

more info [1305200]

Nov
6
Sun
ALIN & MELIKE + ROSIE: Flamenco – India
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm

Sun 29 June - ALIN & MELIKE + ROSIE

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

A magical fusion of Flamenco, Indian classical, Mediterranean, Gypsy, Latin, Turkish, Moorish, Sephardic and Oriental sounds with Alin & Melike and Rosie.

Come on an engaging cross cultural musical adventure – travelling from the deep mystical sounds of India through to the fiery flamenco rhythms of Spain. Acclaimed flamenco duo Alin and Melike will be joined by the remarkable India inspired Sitarist & vocalist Rosie for this very special one off night.

The concert will also feature a special guest artists Byron Mark on percussion.

more info [1305200]

Nov
10
Thu
THE FALLING SEEDS feat. Abi Tucker & Julian Curwin + ANDREA KIRWIN @ Django Bar
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

abi-tucker6pm doors, 8pm show

The Falling Seeds is a collaboration between singer/actor Abi Tucker and guitarist Julian Curwin. A chance meeting in an East Sydney pub resulted in a self-recorded album released in 2015. The music traverses a variety of genres, somewhat in a folk/rock vein, though at times cinematic, exotic and carnivalesque. It has been described as an edgy, compelling soundscape with dark, whimsical short stories.

Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast with Australian Fijian roots.   Her music crosses into various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk and soul, however it is her smooth laid-back vocal tones that make each song come alive. Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman and India Arie

more info [1305200]

RENÉE GEYER
Nov 10 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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.

more info [1305200]

Dec
8
Thu
THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL – 5 Year Anniversary Show
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

image002 copy 27pm doors, 8pm show

2016 marks the 5th year anniversary of The First Ladies of Soul show. In 2011 this fabulous show gave it’s debut sell out performance at Lizottes Sydney and since then this show has been wowing Sydney audiences. We’d love to make you a part of our anniversary experience, so don’t miss this special occasion, our shows for 2016 will feature a live horn section to add to our authentic soulful sound!

The First Ladies of Soul show is a tribute to the finest female soul singers of our time. Three of Sydney’s finest vocalists Jo Elms, Liza Ohlback and Amanda Easton will showcase the hits of Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Chaka Khan, The Emotions, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and more!


more info [1305200]

Dec
9
Fri
THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL – 5 Year Anniversary Show
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

image002 copy 27.30pm doors, 9pm show

2016 marks the 5th year anniversary of The First Ladies of Soul show. In 2011 this fabulous show gave it’s debut sell out performance at Lizottes Sydney and since then this show has been wowing Sydney audiences. We’d love to make you a part of our anniversary experience, so don’t miss this special occasion, our shows for 2016 will feature a live horn section to add to our authentic soulful sound!

The First Ladies of Soul show is a tribute to the finest female soul singers of our time. Three of Sydney’s finest vocalists Jo Elms, Liza Ohlback and Amanda Easton will showcase the hits of Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Chaka Khan, The Emotions, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and more!


more info [1305200]

Dec
11
Sun
THE BLACK SORROWS: FAITHFUL SATELLITE – ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm

black sorrows 1a6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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”.


more info [1305200]

Dec
16
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm

lolo lovina 1a

6pm door, 9pm show

‘(Lolo Lovina)…have created an album that swings from traditional to groundbreaking Rroma music, all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun’
Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet ABC Radio National, 2015

‘YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE…THIS IS THE FUTURE OF MUSIC.’ BRIAN ENO

Virtuosic Rromani Gypsy world music fusion band Lolo Lovina draw influences from Balkan Gypsies, Gypsy swing jazz and Tango. The band is fronted by Hungarian Rromani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak & Serbian Rromani-Gypsy guitarist and drummer Nenad Radic. Sarah & Nenad source the best musicians from around the Globe to work on their musical, recording, performance and theatre projects.

more info [1305200]