Apr
25
Wed
RENÉE GEYER + PEPPER JANE
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.

Pepper Jane will open the show.  She offers a very personal telling of aches & planes, having spent a lot of time at airports last year touring every Aus state, both coasts of the US, Canada, Europe & England.

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THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Apr 25 all-day

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Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Apr
26
Thu
HAT FITZ & CARA
Apr 26 all-day

Hat Fitz & Cara Promo Image (4)7pm doors, 8pm show

Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are festival favourites throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK and it has been said they pack more energy into one song than most have in an entire career. A unique combination of hill-style Gospel blues with old timey flavourings and stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten.

Hat Fitz and Cara are a striking pair who seldom fail to deliver an electric live performance on stage. Their original compositions are seeped in Folk and Blues with an authentic Gospel sound as if written from a time once forgotten.

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LITTLE GEORGIA @ Django
Apr 26 all-day

Little Georgia Press Shot 17pm doors, 8pm show

Amongst a sea of rhythmic and raw guitar tones collaborators Ashleigh Mannix and Justin Carter deliver both beautiful harmonies and compelling lyrics which reveal the honesty in their music.

The duo are no strangers to touring and have spent the last year on the road performing between Australia and North America including sets at AmericanaFest, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival as well as a national tour support with American Grammy award winning artist Ryan Bingham.

Fresh from the release of their debut album they are hotting the road. Don’t miss this rare Sydney show!

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Apr
27
Fri
KALLIDAD + BEN CATLEY @ 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!

Opening the night is Ben Catley!

Following touring constantly touring Australia and supporting Pierce Brothers, Tijuana Cartel, Ash Grunwald and OKA, Western Australia’s Ben Catley is becoming well known for his high-energy, feel-good roots.

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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
FRANCISCO Y AMIGOS @ Django
Apr 28 all-day

fanciso7pm doors, 9pm show

Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice.

His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer.

Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

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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: SOLD OUT!!!! June 24 Now On Sale!!!
Apr 29 all-day

fn 7pm doors, 8pm show

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
3
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
May 3 all-day

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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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THE FLYING SEAMEN IRISH MUSIC NIGHT @ Django
May 3 all-day

flyingseamenflagbw7pm doors, 8pm show

We are very excited to welcome The Flying Seamen to Django Bar for our first Irish Music night! And it’s free!!!

The Flying Seamen Session at Django is about you bringing your instrument for a play or your friends for a beer and helping to recreate the contagiouse atmosphere of the Irish Pub music scene.

This session while based on trad. instruments and music, will feature music from the likes of The Pogues, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys and many others… a session that is a little more fast paced and upbeat.

Perhaps even and oportunity to showcase your attempt at some Lord Michael Flatley Celtic dancing!!

Come down for a bit of Craic and get some Flying Seamen in your ears.

free entry

 

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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KING TIDE @ Django
May 4 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

Put on your dancing shoes! Sydney’s up-town, jamdown, roots, pop, rocksteady, reggae, gut-soul, sound…. King Tide are coming back to Django. These Aria award nominees  are Australia’s’ premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band! “There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty KingTide take the stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.” -SMH

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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
6
Sun
CHASING THE MOON @ Django
May 6 all-day

Chasing the Moon 2

7pm doors, 8pm show

“like walking through a music festival in an Eastern European village” Simon Marnie, ABC Radio

Chasing the Moon brings alive the exuberant and romantic sounds of Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.

There is a fresh flavour to the way different styles are combined, – a mouth-watering mix of hot club and the blues, a dash of folk, lashings of swing, flirting with Latin rhythms and modern elements too. The joy is infectious. The 6 piece ensemble envelopes you in an almost orchestral sound combining vocals, violin, guitar, double bass, sax, piano accordion and drums. The darkly chromatic gypsy sound is counterpointed with the light hearted flair of American swing and the ambience of the Parisian café is there in the accordion of Garry Steel and the inclusion of songs by Piaf as well as instrumentals in the famous French Musette style. Kathy Bluff – Vocals and Violin Paul Burjan – Saxophones and Flute John Blenkhorn – Guitar Garry Steel – Piano Accordion Jessica Dunn – Double Bass Mike Quigley – Drums

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ORQUESTA LA LUNA
May 6 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Five extraordinary musicians, each with their own performance careers, have committed their talents to delivering uncompromising passionate performances of some of the most loved tango dance repertoire ever conceived. Orquesta La Luna will feature the instrumental and vocal legacy of such icons as D’Arienzo, Tanturi, Pugliese, Piazzolla and Troilo. Dancers and listeners alike can expect to be swept to the Golden Era of tango in the streets of Buenos Aires where bittersweet maladies of love and life are entangled with voluptuous artistry.

Tango dancers will be pleased to know that the repertoire has been curated to augment your dancing experience. Featuring Daniel Wallace-Crabbe (Bandoneón), Maria Lindsay (Violin I), Angela Lindsay (Violin II/Viola), Annabel Cameron (Double Bass), & Daniel Rojas (Piano/Voice)

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May
8
Tue
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
May 8 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

★★★★½

“For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked Schouw had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, and this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.” John Shand

“In a voice like dark chocolate, she wrapped vulnerability around a core of steel, her performance culminating in the bitterness, resilience and tragedy of the title song.”                                      Sydney Morning Herald

Sixty years after Nina Simone first recorded ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ during a mammoth 13-hour recording session at New York’s Bethlehem records, the acclaimed one-woman show ‘The Other Woman – The Life and Music of Nina Simone’ returns to Sydney’s Camelot Lounge.

Written and performed by former Girl Overboard frontwoman Lisa Schouw, The Other Woman weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs shining a new light on the legendary singer’s celebrated but troubled life. Schouw, together with Musical Director Peter Bailey, lovingly unwraps the layers to reveal Simone’s finest and darkest hours.

Arts critic John Shand wrote of the show that Schouw “immediately establishing that she understood there can be no pretending when conjuring up the spirit of Simone. This had to be about baring the truth, as raw, furious and impassioned as that might be. For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked, however, Schouw also had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, and this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.”

Expect to hear classics such as My Baby Just Cares For Me, House of the Rising Sun, I Loves You Porgy and Four Women. And expect to come away from The Other Woman knowing and feeling things about Simone that you may never have known or felt before.

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May
9
Wed
RULE 34 presents PARTY MONSTER
May 9 all-day

Banner---MAY6pm doors, 7.30pm show

After 11 months of sold out shows at Camelot Lounge, Rule 34 Club are celebrating their 1 year anniversary!

Expect perverted performances, audience participation, prizes, Open Mouth, a charity raffle and of course… cake.
Get your tickets early as Rule 34’s shows sell out quickly. All welcome.18+

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May
10
Thu
DIAMOND DUCK ALBUM LAUNCH + BONNIESONGS @ Django
May 10 all-day

Diamond Duck7pm doors, 8pm show

Featuring a rich tapestry of plucked strings, lush vocal harmonies, original song-writing and a diverse range of influences from The Beach Boys to Bach, Diamond Duck is an exciting new collaboration between Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons) and Brian Campeau (Green Mohair Suits)…

“Evoking the close harmony singing of the Everly Brothers and Simon Garfunkel, Diamond Duck explore an unusual, almost twisted sound in their accompaniment while maintaining a sweetness in their vocal delivery…there is something a little off kilter and it’s absolutely delicious” – Timber & Steel.

Bonniesongs’s unique style ranges from mandolin-based folk songs with sweet melodies to looping grungy polyrhythms created between guitar, vocals and drums. Her delicate vocal style brings a hush to the audience, telling stories of mice, birds, dinosaurs, death and video games. Bonniesongs’s ethereal qualities beguile you into a dreamlike trance in the style of contemporary folk/alternative artists such as Joanna Newsom and Bjork.

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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 Tawadros, 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
11
Fri
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’s 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django
May 11 all-day

Nadya and Zoran7pm door, 9pm show

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

Nadya and Zoran’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. .  Zoran Todorovic’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, The Age)

Joining them is Goce Manche Manasiev, Stephen Lalor, Sam Golding, Dario Moconja,  Leonid Beshle and Saša Todorovic!

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SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
May 11 all-day

xtc7pm doors, 9pm show

Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation.

Scarecrow People features members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox and Monsieur Camembert. The band has wowed punters on their last couple of sold-out shows at Camelot and only play infrequently, so book early!

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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

Unique Sydney based 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 Brazil. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats, Funk, Soul and Bossa Jazz from the Carnival capitol of Rio.

‘Kriola Collective’ will conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and brassy Samba from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

Kriola Collective features some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin, Kavalo, Mr. Sambasoul and performs a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of 1970’s Brazil. They have become a crowd favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Rio Carnival Samba and Olodun.

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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
MOTHERS DAY with THE YOUNG WOMANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA feat. SHANNON BARNETT
May 13 all-day

Shan YWJO 27pm doors, 8pm show

On Mother’s Day, we present a celebration of women in jazz featuring international trombone star Shannon Barnett and local youth talent, the Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra (YWJO).

YWJO is made up of talented young women aged 16 to 22, and is Sirens Big Band’s youth development program, directed by trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood. Playing fresh and exciting repertoire with a focus on Australian composers, this energetic 17 piece group will be presenting 2 colourful sets including swing, ska, Afro-Cuban and contemporary jazz.

YWJO’s extra special guest tonight will be trombonist/composer extraordinaire Shannon Barnett. She has played with such international jazz luminaries as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Paquito d’Rivera, Darcy James Argue, and Jon Faddis, and has been a member of the WDR Big Band (GER) and Birdland Big Band (NYC) amongst many others. She was 2007 Young Australian Jazz Artist of the year, and her albums “Country” and “Hype” have received nominations for prestigious AIR, Bell and Limelight awards. Shannon is a Melbourne ex-pat currently living in Cologne, Germany and YWJO is ecstatic for this opportunity to play with her.

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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
16
Wed
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS (USA) + MATT JOE GOW
May 16 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Over an extensive career Grant-Lee Phillips has earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter – an artist who can deliver lyrical observations with a dry and evocative sense of time and place.

His gift for reconciling classic touchstones with an adventurous sensibility has distinguished his work since he first emerged as the front-man of the acclaimed trio Grant Lee Buffalo in the early ‘90s. At once cinematic in scope and disarmingly intimate, his captivating solo career has explored a variety of modes. Whether it be the electronic inventiveness of Mobilize, acoustic interplay of Virginia Creeper, chamber-pop of Little Moon, meditative solemnity of Walking in the Green Corn, Nashville inspired The Narrows or his latest and most urgent work, Widdershins – Phillips is not one to rest on the accolades of the past. He’s a riveting live performer who thrives onstage. Nevertheless, a new generation have discovered Phillips through his role as the town troubadour on the cult television hit The Gilmore Girls (both in its original run and the 2016 reunion.)

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May
17
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR: IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
May 17 all-day

GA_Seated_Smiling7pm doors, 8pm show

Celebrated Australian vocalist Gregg Arthur and the Peter Locke Quartet are excited to be returning to Camelot for their last Sydney gig before opening the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival with Branford Marsalis.

Book early to experience a special night with Gregg Arthur and hear new arrangements of songs by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern plus songs written by Gregg Arthur and Peter Locke from their soon to be released album “In A Sentimental Mood” featuring the masterful Craig Scott on bass and young newcomers Tim Geldens on drums and Michael Avgenicos on tenor sax.

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KARISE EDEN @ Django
May 17 all-day

Karise7pm doors, Thu 8pm show, Fri 9pm show

After a sellout show in March, Karise Eden returns to Django for two very exclusive up close and personal shows!

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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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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KARISE EDEN @ Django
May 18 all-day

Karise7pm doors, Thu 8pm show, Fri 9pm show

After a sellout show in March, Karise Eden returns to Django for two very exclusive up close and personal shows!

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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May
19
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
May 19 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm 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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May
20
Sun
FLAMENCO NIGHT: Adios y Buen Viaje Show @ Django
May 20 all-day

IMG-20160817-WA00007pm doors, 8pm show

An international line- up, direct from Spain!!!

Join Marina Tamayo, Aitor Hernandez, Jesus Olmedo, Rut Santamaria, and Johnathon Abatte on an ‘Adios Buen Viaje’ evening. We gather to celebrate friendships and flamenco and to say ‘Adios y Buen Viaje’ before a few of us head off to Europe. Please join us for an intimate upfront flamenco experience you will never forget. These Spaniards will immerse you in their tradition and culture throughout the evening. We will be dancing at your feet, and stealing your hearts, just like flamenco should.

Be prepared to get involved.

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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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May
24
Thu
LUCY WISE + EMPIRE STATE ELEVATORS (DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH) @ Django
May 24 all-day

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Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia and internationally with her soulful voice, masterful storytelling, and intricate ukulele and guitar playing. Hailing from Margaret River in Australia’s South West, she grew up performing with ‘The Wise Family Band’ until moving to Melbourne in 2009.

Lucys’ songwriting weaves together traditional folk and pop influences with a strong focus on storytelling which is evident in the release of her two albums and two EPs in the last eight years. A seasoned performer, she has played to packed venues both overseas and at home.

“A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” – Doug Spencer, ABC Radio National.

Empire State Elevators’ beautiful folk melodies imbued with jazz harmony prompt soaring improvisations, taking the listener on a curious journey through an inter-dimensional fantasy.

Carl Pannuzzo began writing music for piano and oboe that could be at once melodic and tangential, inviting the expressive voice and improvisational talents of JJessica Foot and subsequently adding kaleidoscopic double bassist Holly Downes (The String Contingent).

Launching their sonically superb debut ‘the rise and fall of…, the Empire State Elevators are redefining the possibilities of ‘uplifting’ music and it’s well worth stepping in for the ride.

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THIRD CULTURE: JANE RUTTER, JOHN HUIE & FRIENDS
May 24 all-day

rutter7pm doors, 8pm show

Original Australian World Music fused with traditional pieces from different cultures, created and performed by Flutist Jane Rutter, & Composer/Jazz Guitarist John Huie & friends.

Live Line Up: Jane Rutter, John Huie, Hugh Fraser (Double Bass), Sally Schinckel (cello) & Maharshi Raval (Tabla & Indian Percussion)

Thrilling Indian-influenced & Arabic-influenced pieces; Traditional Chinese ‘Red Grass’ music;  Best-loved melodies from different cultures; and the classical and jazz-inspired funky chamber-fusion of John Huie’s & Jane Rutter’s original music.

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May
25
Fri
RUFINO AND THE COCONUTS (Single Launch) @ Camelot Lounge
May 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Come diving Into the Deep with Rufino and the Coconuts as they return to Camelot FRIDAY 25 MAY as part of Vivid Live! Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, presents his new show of tropical-noir with a full 8-piece band to stir your very bones. The Coconuts tell tales of jungle journeys, aquatic misadventures, Caribbean dentists, and near-death-love-encounters all delivered with a soul rattling backbeat.

This show will be the launch of Rufino and the Coconuts single THE CRAY.

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May
26
Sat
THE COTTON CLUB
May 26 all-day

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A Pop-Vintage Fusion performed by one of Sydney’s most popular bands.

The CottonClub Orchestra’s formula is simple; Take a modern chart-topping song, add some vintage rhythms, grooves and original arrangements, shake it all up in a time machine and presto! A hip-shaking, feet-tapping, soul-moving night of music to be remembered.
Tunes from Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, Ariana Grandé to Pharrell Williams and much more, Sydney’s CottonClub Orchestra bring together 12 of the coolest Cats in town to transport you back to a modern day CottonClub Party.
Imagine going back to the dangerous and exciting times of the 1920’s, when alcohol and gambling were prohibited, where swing and jazz music ruled the underground scene. Now mix that with a blend of RnB, Motown, Soul and Pop and you’ve got an amazing show that you can’t help but sing-a-long to.
Tunes include: Smooth Criminal, Drink to That, I’m Spinning Around, Focus, Young & Beautiful, A Little Party Never Killed nobody, Crazy in Love, Happy, Man in Mirror, Sign Sealed Delivered, Sing Sing Sing, Locked Out of Heaven, Bang Bang, Rolling in the Deep, Waterfall and many more hits, revamped with original arrangements in the Cottonclub Orchestra’s Vintage Style.
A celebration of music suitable for every music fan, you’d be crazy to miss out!

Here’s a sneakpeak

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May
27
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: SOLD OUT!!!
May 27 all-day

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7pm door, 8pm show

Conway & Willy Zygier are returning to Camelot!

There is not much you can say about the creative output of Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier that hasn’t already been said:

Blessed with an angelic voice, deft at lyrical wordplay and armed with a seemingly inexhaustive melody well, Conway – and partner Zygier – create songs which become best friends for life. 
Daily Telegraph

If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less.’ Courier Mail

‘Some of the most engaging songs I’ve ever heard from Deborah & Willy. Some of the music makes the little hairs on my neck and arms stand at attention. That doesn’t happen often. ‘
Bill Riner, Network, Music Programmer, ABC Local Radio

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MINDY SOTIRI ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
May 27 all-day

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“Quirky & real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place” (SMH)

‘Women Smoking’, is Mindy’s fifth solo album. It’s about women smoking. And women. And smoking. It is also about the Sydney lock out laws, unexpected love, unexpected endings, crowded parties, booze & balconies, Newtown in 2015, & the under-appreciated role of the rehearsal girlfriend.

“Heartbreak haunts this record…Her fragile folk-pop vocal sounds real. And that’s what makes this album special” (Stack Magazine)

“Music that reverberates honesty, and real life” (Altmedia)

‘Tender, stark and honest’ (Brag Magazine)

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Jun
1
Fri
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jun 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Classic is a word too often applied to the mediocre. Too easily posted alongside the drab and dreary. It is a phrase too readily conjured for older rock, regardless of its standing.

But It is a dirty word no more.

Long Live Rock and Roll is a show concocted by journeymen of the genre, through decades of blood, sweat and tears on the road. It is more than a tribute to the Gods of rock’n’roll, it is a flashback to a time when the music was simple, but the songs were great.

Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Toto, The Cult, Chuck Berry and Queen are just a few of the great acts to get reborn in this must-watch show. We’ll say no more, and let the music do the talking.

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MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Jun 1 all-day

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Forty years of recording and touring and the show goes on. A fresh new EP release, a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour and a string of sold out shows sees Mentals rocketing into the future.

Greedy and Martin are still trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.
Martin is currently off the road but Greedy and he are still creating new songs with that Mental Flavour.

Greedy: “Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It’s not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine – the way it’s always been and the competition continues.”
The Iconic Band is in high demand performing to fans old and new Nationally and Internationally with their unmistakable unique sound.

The Mentals have chalked up many hits including Live it Up, The Nips are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? and Rock & Roll Music and in 2009 Mental As Anything were inducted into the Australian Record Industry Association’s Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

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Jun
2
Sat
PAUL MCKENNA BAND (Scotland) @ Django
Jun 2 all-day

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“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” The Living Tradition

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” Fatea Magazine

Glasgow’s Paul McKenna sees the world as verses and choruses. For over a decade he has travelled the world as a musician, collecting the stories of everyday and exceptional lives. From there come the songs written and sung by a common man with an exceptional voice. His vibrato is immediately recognisable and when he begins to weave a tale, an audience is stilled.

When asked what he wants from the music industry it’s simply – “nothing…I just want to sing songs”. Be it social injustice, inequality or an homage to the wonder and joy of simple things, he sings for us all. His band mates (Ewan Baird, Conor Markey, Robbie Greig, Conal McDonagh) weave exceptional melodies with traditional instrumentation and their sound has carried them all over the world.

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Jun
7
Thu
ERIC BOGLE + AMI WILLIAMSON
Jun 7 all-day

Eric Bogle 7pm doors, 8pm show

Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I’m Easy, Shelter, My Youngest Son Came Home Today, & If Wishes were Fishes are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.

After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres & clubs has been too strong so he’s hitting the road in May/June for a run-of-shows. “I recommend that if you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list & immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle & his music” (Jon Wolfe Country Music Capital News).

Joining Eric & the band is the wonderful Ami Williamson. Described by the SMH as “forceful, funny, powerful & poetic”, Ami Williamson is an Alt-Folk Singer/Songwriter like no other!

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Jun
8
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jun 8 all-day

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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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Jun
9
Sat
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET
Jun 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show,

The Bernie Hayes Quartet is heading back to Django @ Camelot!

Bernie, John, Jess and Bill will pick and choose tracks from across the four-album catalogue, trading duties on guitar, drums, vibraphone and brass as they go. The BHQ will be playing all night, providing them the time and space to delve into the furthest corners of that library of musical treasures, penned by Bernie.

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LLOYD SPIEGEL ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 9 all-day

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Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling acoustic guitar technique to create a unique show and sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

His new album ‘Backroads’ is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date.

Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet.

“The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn’t felt before. I hadn’t really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager…. it felt good.”

www.lloydspiegel.com

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Jun
13
Wed
THE MORRISONS present ‘SMOKE ON A FOGGY HIGHWAY: THE BLUEGRASS ALBUMS OF PAUL KELLY’
Jun 13 all-day

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Join The Morrisons for a night of aching harmonies, driving rhythms, humour, pain, and musical truth, as they play the bluegrass albums of Paul Kelly.

Paul Kelly has captured the Australian musical landscape like no other songwriter. His music spans genres, places and people, influencing countless Australian musicians. Amongst his most critically acclaimed work are his two Bluegrass inspired albums: Smoke (1999), in which he teamed up with renowned Australian bluegrass outfit Uncle Bill; and Foggy Highway (2005) a sweeping collection of beautifully crafted songs and expressive playing. Some of the songs from these albums are considered amongst Kelly’s finest, including the Ned Kelly epic ‘Our Sunshine’ and the impossibly beautiful ‘Meet Me in the Middle of the Air’. Smoke was awarded album of the year by the Victorian Country Music Association in 2000 and Foggy Highway was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

To pay homage to this great Australian songwriter, Sydney’s own bluegrass stalwarts The Morrisons will be putting on a very special night of music playing both albums in their entirety.

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

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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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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Jun 17 all-day

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Yes, that whacky mob of rhythmagicians are at it again: by very popular demand, a new edition of “VAUDEVILLIA” will storm the twin stages of CAMELOT LOUNGE.

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! As Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, inspired by the vaudevillians of yesteryear. Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating and some very funny songs.

Where “everything new will be old again” this show promises to be the most bizarre experience you will have all year.

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Jun
20
Wed
PHIL STACK (THISTY MERC): WINTER SOLO TOUR
Jun 20 all-day

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As a double-bassist, Phil Stack is one of the country’s best known jazz musicians, as well as an extremely well respected writer, producer and performer. Taking first place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards in 2008, he is a much in demand musician, touring the world many times over in everything from symphony orchestras to live and studio performances with the likes of James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lior and many more. Phil is also a founding member of multi-platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

This show sees Stack in solo mode, handling the vocal, piano and double bass duties to express his intimate, startlingly original set of songs. A world away from all of his other collaborations, his music can be dark, emotive, and uplifting all at once. Often referred to as inimitable, there seems to be a sense of vulnerability in his work that has never been fully realised until now.

Presently, Phil Is working on a follow up to his 2015 EP ‘Lap Around The Sun’.

‘These are skilfully-crafted with seamless changes, and Stack also displays an uncanny instinct for balancing simplicity with sophistication; the wistful with the more primal. (Sydney Morning Herald) ★★★★

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Jun
21
Thu
MARK ISAACS 60th BIRTHDAY CONCERT: JAZZ TRIO REUNION
Jun 21 all-day

Mark Isaacs7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot Lounge warmly welcomes back Mark Isaacs and is delighted to host his 60th Birthday Concert. Mark began to perform publicly in his early teens and so is also celebrating nearly half a century on the stage.

For this concert, Mark has arranged a reunion of his acclaimed jazz trio. It is a rare occasion these days that sees Mark playing with a band, making this celebration even more of a special event.

The Mark Isaacs Trio will work its jazz magic over familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. It will be an occasion to savour some very cool jazz in the intimate atmosphere of Marrickville’s Camelot Lounge.

“Monstrously brilliant….a prodigious group driven by a charismatic genius…. put [Isaacs] in a pair of iridescent orange Converse basketball boots and he becomes a stage demon…. a composer and musician utterly unencumbered by boundaries who has a breathtaking aptitude for making feeling and experience audible” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE

Mark Isaacs: piano Brett Hirst: bass Tim Firth: drums

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Jun
22
Fri
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Jun 22 all-day

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Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s and ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif KeitaOumou SangareToumani Diabaté and the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene and together with exciting five piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues and jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”.

Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja and following stand out performances at last year’s Mullum Music Festival and this year’s WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, irresistible on the dance floor and not to be missed.

“Brilliant, Unique, Inspired – Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian

“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard” Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage

“Doncomodja is an upbeat and exceptional album” Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture” Toumani Diabaté.

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Jun
23
Sat
IRELAND ROCKS: CIARAN GRIBBIN (INXS) @ Django
Jun 23 all-day

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Ireland Rocks is an innovative new show fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin. Highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best known artists the show features songs from: The Pogues, U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Undertones, The Script, The Corrs, The Frames, Ash, The Dubliners, The Chieftans, Sinead O’Conner, Snow Patrol, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Damien Rice.

You’ll enjoy an engaging journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today. With an accomplished group of talented musicians, Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums.

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Jun
24
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jun 24 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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Jun
28
Thu
BARRY LEEF ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 28 all-day

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Has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and radio advertisements during 30 years as Sydney’s number one session singer.
He has fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at the Sydney Musicians Club, performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter to name a few.
Barry has been in constant demand performing and headlining his very successful show “CLASSIC & WEST COAST ROCK “ wowing audiences for the almost two decades.

He has recently completed his latest album called “ Rhythmized ”which will be performed live at the CAMELOT LOUNGE featuring the who’s who of Sydney Groove and Feel Masters: Barry Leef – vocals & guitar; Peter Northcote – guitars; Bill Risby – keyboards; Hamish Stuart – drums; Alex Hewetson – bass; Garry Steel – keyboards; Ashleigh Leef – vocals + special guest Kere Buchanan
THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!

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JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH + DYLAN WRIGHT @ Django
Jun 28 all-day

JFT7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts.

Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US.

Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz. With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful.

Dylan Wright is a singer/songwriter brought up on Sydney’s southern beaches. With a unique way of articulating lyrics and creating catchy melodies, Wright’s songs express genuine emotion that leave audiences finding themselves instantly immersed with Dylan’s mellow and awe inspiring tracks at his live shows.

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Jul
1
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Jul 1 all-day

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Sydney’s hottest community a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Jul
5
Thu
JACK CARTY & GUS GARDINER: Hospital Hill Tour
Jul 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Two of Australia’s most exciting young composers, award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Carty and former Papa vs. Pretty bassist Gus Gardiner will embark on a much-anticipated Australian tour with string quartet this June-July, in support of their brand new collaborative album HOSPITAL HILL.

Sweeping, intricate, moving and beautiful – recorded live, in complete takes, over two days in a Sydney studio – the ten-song collection, co-written and produced by the duo, is a reflection of their individual and combined skills, magnified throughout by a stellar string quartet that included members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

It’s a coming together of poetry and playfulness, of vulnerability and cinematicity, of intricacy and intimacy. Don’t miss this chance to see Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner perform HOSPITAL HILL live with their string quartet at Camelot Lounge.

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Jul
6
Fri
MARSALA
Jul 6 all-day

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A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, The Balkans, 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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MUDDY WATERS AND HOWLIN WOLF GO PSYCHEDELIC @ Django
Jul 6 all-day

Electric Mud7pm doors, 9pm show

In the late sixties just after Jimi Hendrix was discovered, chess records decided to make Wolf and Muddy more marketable to the new blues rock audiences who were digging the new Hendrix thing.

First came Muddy Waters who produced the now critical and influential album Electric Mud. Wolf was up next producing another great album titled The Howlin Wolf Album.

To provide the psychedelic sound Chess sought for these albums, Marshall Chess assembled “the hottest, most avant garde jazz rock guys in Chicago”:Gene Barge, Pete Cosey, Roland Faulkner, Morris Jennings, Louis Satterfield, Charles Stepney and Phil Upchurch.

Today these two albums are massively influential to all forms of contemporary music, from Modern blues to Hip Hop and Electronica.

For this show, Robert Susz, Drey Rollan, Bobbie Green and Moses York are backed by one of the best rhythm sections town featuring Antero Cechin, Scott Leishman, and Dan Holland. They will play through these two classic albums back to back so get ready for some blues rock Psychedelia Madness!!!

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Jul
7
Sat
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jul 7 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowie. Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with an all-star band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust… amongst many other faves. Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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Jul
13
Fri
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Jul 13 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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Jul
15
Sun
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS with BABY ET LULU
Jul 15 all-day

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ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu return to Camelot to celebrate Bastille Day!!!

Join us 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.

“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian

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Jul
20
Fri
JESSE YOUNAN 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SHOW
Jul 20 all-day
Singer / Song Writer / Guitarist Jesse Younan. Pic - Callaghan Walsh

7pm doors, 9pm show

Returning to Camelot Lounge for the 4th year in a row, the Jesse Younan Tribute Show is a very special evening when a collection of some of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters pay tribute to Jesse Younan’s masterful song writing by performing a collection of his songs.

Sydney singer/songwriter Jesse Younan passed away on 22 July 2008 after a short battle with leukaemia after just finishing his fourth studio album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’.

The album received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing and masterful song writing.

The night promises to be a moving and powerful celebration of a exceptionally talented musician who used the magic of words and music to cope with life’s struggles.

To mark the 10 year anniversary, a special posthumous double-album of Jesse’s incredible demos and home-recordings entitled ‘Fragments’ has been carefully compiled and will be available officially at the Show.

“There is no softness in a Jesse Younan song but there is much tenderness. By that I mean that he doesn’t avert his eyes, or yours, from harshness lived or observed … Astonishingly good.” – Bernard Zuel (SMH)

This show WILL SELL OUT as it does each year. Get in early and DON’T MISS OUT. All proceeds go the Leukaemia Foundation.


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Jul
21
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! July 28 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 21 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over two incredible nights, over two weekends!!! He will debuting this tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Jul
22
Sun
Z-STAR TRINITY (UK) + NICOLE BROPHY
Jul 22 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

After a HUGE show at Camelot with Z-Star Delta in March, she is back with another project!

Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed!

Zee has also played multiple times at Glastonbury and at Radio City Hall in New York.

“Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game,” – The Music

“Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration.” – Rhythms Magazine

“One force of nature you should truly experience!” – Indulge Magazine

Nicole Brophy has a voice and style compared to the likes of PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams & La Roux. ​Stylistically it fits somewhere between gritty rock, hoedowns and moody, bluesy numbers, all brought together by a raw charismatic rockin’ earthy voice and boundless energy. Nicole has toured recently opening for Kasey Chambers, Tex Perkins, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth & Sarah McLeod. Recent festival performances include Splendour in The Grass, Byron Bay, Meatstock Festival (Sydney Showgrounds), BBQ Blues Fest Port Macquarie, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival & Mitchell Creek Rock & Blues Festival.

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Jul
27
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jul 27 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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STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django
Jul 27 all-day

steve7pm doors, 9pm show

Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

A juicy stew of Blues, Funk, Jazz & Rock styles provide a platform for Steve to paint pretty pictures with his age old Sratocaster. Steve Plays an eclectic mix of Original tunes and pays humble homage his heroes.(Jimi, Stevie, Wes, Rev Billy G, Beatles, Zeppelin, Eric C ..you get the drift.)

Edmonds’ many years as guitarist to some of Australia’s finest recording artists (Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodrem, Margaret Urlich, Chain, Hippo’s, Matt Finish and Shannon Noll to name a few) has earned him a quality reputation as sideman to the stars and guitarist extraordinaire.

The Steve Edmonds Band offers a great night of groove, guts & glory in one of their rare Sydney performances. Do not miss out!!

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Jul
28
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul 28 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Get in quick – tickets for the first show sold out in 48hrs!

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over two incredible nights, over two weekends!!! He will debuting this tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Jul 28 all-day

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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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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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Sep
1
Sat
THE SONGS AND STORIES OF THE BIG MUMMAS
Sep 1 all-day

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The Big Mumma’s is a soulful journey from the women who started it all.
Often going without any acknowledgement, their music was loud, raunchy and big. Many of their songs made famous by men!..

‘You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound dog’… is probably best remembered as an Elvis hit!.. But in actual fact it was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton.

The Mumma’s are a force to be reckoned with and their stories are compelling, triumphant and tragic… however they will never be forgotten!

Starring the very blues, ballsy and brilliant Jade da Silva supported with a backbone of a gospel, soul and funk band like no other. Featuring such artists as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Billie Holiday, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Betty Davis. Sharon Jones, Betty LaVette, Nina Simone and a few more.

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Sep
7
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Sep 7 all-day

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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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Nov
24
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 24 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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