Jul
28
Thu
GARY DALEY’S BUNGARRIBEE @ Django Bar
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

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“An amazing performance…some of the most interesting combinations of composed & improvised music that I’ve heard in Australia” (Philip Johnston). Lead by composer, accordionist, pianist Gary Daley, this mesmerising form of chamber music creates fresh improvisations on classical gems. From originals to Debussy to Bartok & Ligeti filtered through worlds as diverse as folk, jazz, balkan & carnatic rhythms. Together with Paul Cutlan (reeds), Ollie Miller (cello), & Tunji Beier (percussion), Bungarribee will take you on an intriguing journey through diverse musical terrain – a unique & exotic mix of instruments & musical personalities. “Evocative lilting dialogues firstly between piano & cello & then cello & bass clarinet rode on Beier’s relaxed groove…a welter of cries & moans” (John Shand, SMH)

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GYAN
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

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Gyan hits the road after a hiatus from touring with her incandescently gorgeous album ‘This Girl’s In Love’, featuring classic & less-familiar love songs plucked from the songbooks of great composers from Burt Bacharach & Henry Mancini to John Lennon & Tom Waits. Live, Gyan’s poetic vocal style is complemented by a minimalist approach, rich in subtle textures, & has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell & Sufjan Stevens.


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Jul
29
Fri
PERRY KEYES
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

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Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes will debut songs from his upcoming 5th release as well as 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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QUEEN PORTER STOMP + THE DUSTY RAVENS + BONNIE KAY & THE PLAN B BAND @ Django Bar
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Here is a unique sort of soulful and sassy package of blues and roots: Open it! Bonnie Kay, a contemporary American singer/songwriter from Philly who landed in Australia via Tokyo, uses acoustic, finger-picking, slide-guitar techniques, plus a voice reminiscent of blues icon Bonnie Raitt’s, to deliver her own red-hot, sexy sound.

Mexican Mariarchi, desert plains country, & snippets of flamenco, Dusty Ravens desert plains sound has been described as Willie Nelson meets Tom Waits.

QPS will once again bring their dirty swamp magic to shirk those blues, with horns that scream straight into your soul, a rhythm section borne of cut-throat jazz swagger, a banjo that can exorcise demons on the wrong side of midnight & the seduction of a ukulele songstress upfront.

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Jul
30
Sat
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django Bar
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

A high energy 5 piece African band led by the esteemed Malian guitarist Moussa Diakite. The music is steeped in Moussa’s African roots with a contemporary funky jazz edge that’s irresistible on the dance floor. Moussa was part of Mali’s generation of pioneering musicians in the 1970s and ‘80s. He joined the ‘Super Rail Band de Bamako’ as it’s lead guitarist in 1979. He also played with the legendary Toumani Diabate in his ‘Yanga Orchestre’, and eventually joined world music star Salif Keita from 1987-1992. Since moving to Sydney in 1992, Moussa has inspired the Australian African music scene.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Jul
31
Sun
THE MANGO BALLOON feat. MATT MCMAHON @ Django Bar
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

mango-balloon 1a6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Essentially a stripped-back chamber version of The Tango Saloon, Julian Curwin’s Mango Balloon adds  lounge, exotica & jazz to the larger band’s tango/western blend. The show & new album feature Matt McMahon (Gurrumul, James Tawadros, Vince Jones) – one of Australia’s finest pianists. This will be the debut performance of this collaboration, & the first chance to hear these new pieces (alongside all your Mango favourites).

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DAHLIA DIOR: Blues, Jazz & Razzamatazz
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

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A kaleidoscopic show that opens a window to a colourful, magical, musical adventure, and as in Alice in Wonderland, absolutely anything goes.The Bluesy, raunchy soundscapes of Nina Simone, the mastery and art of Billie Holiday, the iconic mindful delivery of Ella Fitzgerald, the heart wrenching Chansons of Edith Piaf, all suitably cooked and garnished with the witty, charming and sometimes saucy songs and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Michel Legrand, Jack Brel, Django Reinhardt, Blossom Dearie…And the Razzamatazz? indeed, a feast of hot Brazilian dance tunes, Sephardic & Spanish tangos, French Java & waltz…Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, traveling the world for many years, helped by “hot” musicians: Marcello Maio (piano,accordion), Mark Harris (bass), Nic Cecire (drums), Ross Harrington (sax, clarinet)

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Aug
3
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm

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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

Aug
4
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

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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

MAXINE KAUTER BAND + ECHO DEER
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm

MKB Promo7pm doors, 8pm show

If you like the Pretenders, the Motels, Joan As Policewoman…. you’ll love this band. Maxine Kauter Band play infectious soulful music that stays with you. This award winning band returns to Camelot for the first time this year and will be bringing with them a lush set, new music and the captivating live show for which they have become known.

Their album “Ghost in Love” is a gorgeous ode to love and has received extensive radio play around the country. Kauter is an enthralling presence on stage. The refined and focused energy of her songs is beautifully brought to the stage by an excellent band of local heroes: Aria nominated, Peter Holz on guitar, the inventive and widely adored Beck Clarke on drums and the incredibly talented Stefano Cosentino on bass. Kauter herself is a force of nature on stage, restrained and brimming with intense energy. If you love live performance and classic songwriting, you must not miss this show. This is live performance at its best.

Echo Deer sing songs about love, drinking, death and desire. Their sound moves from folk ballads to country bawlers, blues and bluegrass, all supported by sweet harmonies.

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Aug
5
Fri
GODFREY UKE & HIS ORCHESTRA presents ‘TIN PAN ALLEY’ @ Django Bar
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

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Godfrey Uke and his Orchestra are rumoured to have formed in Sydney, Australia, exactly one century after they probably should have been born somewhere else. While some of the songs they perform are nearly one hundred years old, they’re still in fantastic condition! Godfrey Uke’s ‘Tinpan Alley’ Show is an immersive theatrical throwback to the music and showmanship of the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by a troupe of seven superbly talented performers.

Featuring an energetic live soundtrack of popular songs from the Roaring Twenties, ‘Tinpan Alley’ is the comic tale of Godfrey, a hapless ukulele-wielding song-and-dance man plotting his rise to stardom from the gritty regimen of the vaudeville stage.

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BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs over what will be an incredibly emotional and uplifting night. 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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Aug
6
Sat
BABY ET LULU – SOLD OUT!! Oct 8 now on sale!!!
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

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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


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TAASHA COATES (THE AUDREYS) + CALLUM WYLIE @ Django Bar
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm

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Taasha Coates, the sultry songstress from multi ARIA winning folk duo The Audreys, is set to release her debut solo album later this year. Working with fellow singer-songwriter and producer Shane Nicholson, the well loved front woman has found a new voice through her solo material. Don’t miss this chance to hear the new tunes in intimate mode ahead of the record’s release in early September.

Strongly driven by a passion for storytelling and songwriting Callum Wylie draws influence from a diverse range of artists. From the Nashville greats like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt to the modern folk of The Tallest Man on Earth and Fleet Foxes, Callum absorbs all he can from his heroes as he begins to make his mark on the folk scene.

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Aug
7
Sun
Italian night with MOCAMBO JAM @ Django Bar
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 7.30pm show

With their formative years immersed in the sounds of legendary Italian songwriters such as Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrè, Francesco De Gregori & Vinicio Capossela, Mocambo Jam is the Sydney-based trio of Italian-born musicians Mauro Colombis (piano), Carlo Grana (guitar), & Danilo Sidari (vocals). Sit back & enjoy the charming music & warmth of Mocambo Jam. “If you like Italian vintage red wine & dream in black & white, then you can’t afford to miss Mocambo Jam” (Marco Lucchi, SBS Radio) Marco Lucchi – SBS Radio

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ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Orquesta La Luna is Sydney’s newest tango arrival. 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.

Bandoneón – Daniel Wallace-Crabbe

Violin I – Maria Lindsay

Violin II/Viola – Angela Lindsay

Double Bass – Annabel Cameron

Piano/Voice – Daniel Rojas

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Aug
10
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm

gac

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

Aug
11
Thu
BALTIC BAR MITZVAH @ Django Bar
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

 Baltic-Bar-Mitzvah-Promo-Shot-1a6pm doors, 8pm show

A combination of the most eclectic & raucous musicians in the village: a ruthless fusion of musical genres! Release your inner gypsy, shake your booty & stomp your feet. Filling the night air with their largely improvised fusion of European Folk, Tango, Jazz Standards, Originals &Contemporary Grooves, this is great music for people to both sit back & listen, or to get up & dance!

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ALFREDO MALABELLO + JUSTINE ELTAKCHI
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm

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Alfredo Malabello is Australia’s very own Italian son of song, and he’s harboured a burning passion for music as far back as he can remember. Born to immigrant Italian parents, Sydney-based Alfredo is a true citizen of the world, and his colourful career has transported him to many places across the globe. With over 30 years experience on stages around the world, Alfredo has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most remarkable live artists. Even though he’s a damaged rogue, Alfredo proudly admits he wears his heart on his sleeve. And as Alfredo promises, “When it’s just me and my piano, you get to the real heart of who I am.”

Justine Eltakchi is a Sydney-based singer song-writer known for her rich vocal quality and soulful story-telling. A dynamic and versatile sound – Jazzy grooves, soulful vocals and folk influences give her a sound that transcends any particular genre.  Drawing inspiration from her favourite song-writers – Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder & John Mayer, Justine has a captivating performance style with her honest and vulnerable lyrics and melodies.

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Aug
12
Fri
BLUES COLLECTIVE @ Django Bar
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

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Blues Collective – Chris Martin Murphy, Martyn Potter, Martin Skipper & Ian Chisholm – launched in June 2015, having played together in various blues bands over the years. Their repertoire includes blues written and performed by Muddy Waters, BB King, JJ Cale, Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke, and others. With the help of special guests at many of their performances, they are building a reputation as one of Sydney’s best and most entertaining Blues Bands.

Chris has played blues in UK, USA, France (The Electrons) & Australia (Bluesmasters, Blues Heritage, Code Blue, & The Blues Revue with Martyn); Martin in UK (Mick Clarke Band, Limmie & Family Cooking) & Australia (Brad Carr, Stormcellar & Finn); Ian in HK (Chimera) & Australia (Lost Property, Blues Newz & TCO); and Martyn in UK (Blueshouse, Roachford, Paul Young) & Australia (The Blues Revue with Chris).

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SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC @ Camelot Lounge
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm

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Come, be stupidly happy! Senses working overtime, burn with optimism’s flames – with Scarecrow People!

From the industrial town of Swindon, England arose a colourful band called XTC. Cutting their teeth on psychedelia, glam and progressive rock, they were attracted by the wiry energy of punk and became one of the most important groups to emerge from the new wave era. Playful, melodic and innovative, XTC laid one of the most persuasive claims to inheriting the magic of the Beatles, riding it roughshod through a catalogue that spanned the years 1977-2000. XTC last performed in concert in 1982.

Scarecrow People bring the challenging and compelling songbook of Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding to life. Their pedigree speaks volumes of their capacity to bring both the arrangements and spirit of XTC to the stage, numbering members of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Monsieur Camembert, Magic Lunchbox and Shaggin’ Wagon.

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Aug
13
Sat
PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django Bar
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm

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The beaming smile of Pape Mbaye is as well loved as his wide musical talents. It’s an infectious smile that seems to go hand-in-hand with the West African rhythms that lie at the root of his music. Pape Mbaye, and his eight-piece band Chosani Afrique, bring some of the magic of West Africa to their audience – a night of Latin, reggae and jazz, inspired and led by this uncontainable master percussionist. Captivating and hypnotic, these are the sounds of a culture steeped in magic, ritual and a strong spirituality. They’re the sounds that bring people together, that celebrate, commemorate and rejoice a world of music from jazz to R’n’B to pop. And they’re the sounds that Pape has made since childhood.

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Aug
14
Sun
PENA FLAMENCA
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Sydney’s hottest 7-piece flamenco ensemble, Peña Flamenca creates a unique fiesta with their original antipodean blend of Andalucian and Latin traditions. With a mix of musical backgrounds from Latin to funk to jazz, the dynamic group is led by Christopher Duff on flamenco guitar and features flamenco singer Zoe Velez , Byron Mark on percussion, Tom Brown on bass, and Simon Ranglis on violin. Special guests on this performance is amazing flamenco dancer Ana Interiano, and Nicholas Mark on didgeridoo.

From their multiple roots, they have developed a unique sound, with many original compositions and choreography. Peña Flamenca fuse Spanish, Latin and Australian traditions to create an original, locally-fused interpretation of this powerful art form!

https://www.facebook.com/penaflamencasydney/

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THE HAPPENING SING @ Django Bar
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm

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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

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Aug
17
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm

gac

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

Aug
18
Thu
KATIE BRIANNA ALBUM LAUNCH + ADAM YOUNG @ Django Bar
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

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Singer-songwriter Katie Brianna will launch her breathtaking new album, Victim of the Heroine, in the intimate surrounds of the Django Bar. This magical occasion will mark the acclaimed artist’s first full performance with a live band.

It seems a lifetime ago that Brianna released her debut EP in 2005, and was swiftly plucked from obscurity by the legendary Paul Kelly to record vocals on the track ‘Jindabyne Fair’, which appeared on his soundtrack to the critically acclaimed Australian film Jindabyne. Since then Brianna has released 2013’s debut album, Dark Side of the Morning, and forged a reputation as a captivating performer, tempered by 2013 and 2014 shows in Nashville.

The distance Brianna has travelled, personally and creatively, is evident in the nuanced adult tension of sophomore release Victim or the Heroine. Mature and restrained, the new album is elegant and serene, and was produced by award-winning musician Shane Nicholson.

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THE OLLIE MCGILL TRIO (THE CAT EMPIRE, THE GENIE & JACKSON JACKSON)
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

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After years of mucking around on synthesisers and sound toys, crafting weird and wonderful sounds, Ollie has decided to go back to the organic sound of the piano trio. But the stench of electronics still wafts throughout the resulting music. He will be joined by James Hauptmann and Jonathan Zwartz.

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Aug
19
Fri
DARRYL BEATON & THE D1 CARTEL @ Django Bar
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

Dynamic & deliciously diverse, infectious & addictive, Darryl Beaton and the D1 Cartel is more than just a band, they’re an aural adventure! A fusion of intense musical genius & powerful poetry, this troupe delivers an eclectic sound, unsurpassed in artistry & musicianship – with buckets of soul. It’s a transcendental experience which has seen them become one of the most sought after live acts in Australia. Musical genres blur & yet seamlessly entwine blending funk, soul, jazz, gospel, reggae, Latin & rock to create their unique ‘Universal Soul’ sound.

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MARSALA
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm

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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.

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Aug
20
Sat
THE SPIRIT OF ZIMBABWE, with Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja, Simba Mushete & Echoes of Africa, + Felix Simba Machiridza @ Django Bar
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Come celebrate the rich heritage of the music of Zimbabwe, from authentic traditional to old hits & contemporary lively township jive. There is an unmistakable unique magic when Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) take to the stage – which explains why their shows sell out every time they play at Django Bar! Simba Mushete & Echoes of African Music (Kwekwe, Zimbabwe) resurrect the old sweet melodies from Zimbabwe – their irresistibly danceable music undoubtedly putting a smile on your face & coaxing you onto the dance floor in an instant. Felix Simba Machiridza (Harare, Zimbabwe) is the front man of the Zambezi Sounds, a 6-piece band that performs traditional Zimbabwean music. On this night, experience warm traditional ‘thumb piano’ sounds from the master of the traditional Zimbabwean instrument ‘mbira’. A performance not to be missed!

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Aug
21
Sun
FADO IN AUSTRALIA
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

A unique Iberian musical melting pot, blending elements from Moorish, African, and Brazilian, Fado in Australia is a group of Portuguese musicians performing traditional Fado styles ranging from the classics to the recent, taking you on a journey of discovery to the neighbourhoods of Lisbon, home to Fado.

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Aug
25
Thu
MICHELLE LITTLE SINGS THE SONGS OF PATSY CLINE
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm

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“Michelle Little Sings the Songs of Patsy Cline” takes you on an emotional journey through the songs and stories that made the legend. Michelle, who recently released a live recording of the show, has been staging her tribute at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the past nine years to rave reviews. Fans can’t get enough of Michelle’s version of classics like “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces”.

Sydney Conservatorium trained and originally from near Dubbo in regional NSW, Michelle Little has been touring nationally and internationally for more than twenty years. She has performed at festivals from Mildura to Nashville and venues from The Blue Bird Café to the Sydney Opera House. She has released two full albums with both receiving airplay in Australia and overseas. With her heart-wrenching vocals and a band of top musicians, Michelle Little’s tribute to Patsy Cline is like no other.

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Aug
26
Fri
THE PROTESTERS @ Django Bar
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Featuring members of Watussi, King Tide & Melbourne Ska Orchestra, who bring their mix of cultures, meeting on common ground with their love of reggae & a firm belief in social justice.

The Protesters communicate heart felt messages of social and environmental justice with deep roots reggae rhythms, offset with a horn section and Pat Powell’s unmistakable, soulful delivery.

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TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

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Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, Screw Drivers, and Grasshoppers in the summer of 1965 – these were the glory days of Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass.

TIJUANA TAXI’ is a tribute to the music of The Tijuana Brass and will recreate 14 major classics of this original, upbeat, melodic ensemble whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and early 70’s through film, TV, and trends of all kinds.

With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.

Tijuana Taxi will evoke the mood, fashion, and art of its day. Performed by a 9 piece band, this show has the capacity to strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as to intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks.

The band is led by bassist Tina Harris (regularly seen performing at Camelot Lounge with her popular Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, as well as with Keyim Ba, Barrio Soul and Mucho Mambo) who also has theatre credits to her name having been musical director for the Helpmann award winning shows ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ and ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’).

This night promises to be as much fun as it is unique and quirky. An entertainment experience not to miss!

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Aug
27
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE and special guest vocalist MERENIA MARIN
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

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Following many amazing nights at Camelot, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement. Joining the band for this performance is well known vocalist Merenia Marin.

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

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Sep
1
Thu
EMMA PASK
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm

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“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

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Sep
2
Fri
NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Camelot Lounge
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm

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A sensational night of Gypsy Jazz, French Chanson with Balkan Rhythms, Edith Piaf, Gypsy Anthems & Dancing Songs, with Eastern European, Russian, Polish and Songs from the Balkans – a Franco Euro Gypsy Mixture, recalling old timeless Europe!

featuring:
NADYA GOLSKI – vocals
ZORAN TODOROVIC – accordion
STEPHEN LALOR – mandolin
JESS CIAMPA – bass
SAM GOLDING – trumpet
BEN KIDSON – percussion

Come on a real musical adventure, all in the space of one uplifting night, as Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candlelight Orkestra, take you on a whirlwind, genre hopping jourmey through a dazzling variety of musical styles. Back by popular demand after a remarkable show on ‘election night’ in July, celebrate the beginning of Spring with a night guaranteed to elevate you to a new level of excitement and passion!


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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”.

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Sep
3
Sat
HARRY MANX (CANADA)
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


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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!

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Sep
4
Sun
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

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

fvss6pm doors, 9pm show

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.

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Sep
14
Wed
RAJKO GYPSY BAND (HUNGARY)
Sep 14 @ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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

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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.

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Sep
29
Thu
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

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Oct
2
Sun
JANET SEIDEL @ Django Bar
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

janet6pm doors, 7.30pm show

A rare Sydney appearance by Janet and her classy group. Sold out seasons in the last year or so include Melbourne Recital Centre, Ronnie Scotts jazz club in London, Dizzys Melbourne, Shanghai HiFi Show, and more!
The music is cool – old fashioned but a little modern too. With Janet’s peerless vocals always to the fore, and romance and wit, ever present in the great American songbook, the musicians will add their own style to every number.

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MIMI GILBERT @ Django Bar
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

mimi-photo-TKRab6pm doors, 7.30pm show

From Ojai, California, Mimi found the courage to sing publicly when she discovered busking on the city streets of California and Sydney. Now living and performing as a touring artist in America, she continues to make music around the world ‘creating layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply bursts with life, travels and experience,’ Mimi feels most herself when behind any instrument at all, sharing the understanding that comes from music. Recently having released her Indie Folk Debut album “Strangers Won’t Exist,” Mimi is excited to perform again in Sydney with a new collection of songs and stories. This is her only public performance in Australia this time around and a rare opportunity to hear a fantastic singer, songwriter and storyteller.

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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.

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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


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

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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.

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Oct
14
Fri
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.

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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!


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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!


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

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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.

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