Dec
14
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Dec 14 @ 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

JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET (UK)
Dec 14 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm 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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Dec
15
Thu
STEVE POLTZ (USA)
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

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It seems as though Steve Poltz had only just left the shores of Australia – and the truth is – He did!! Poltzy (as his Australian Fans call him) was here in March 2016 and had every audience on their feet in standing ovations – including at the Festivals he played. He was voted best artist at Port Fairy Folk Festival and crowned the King of Tasmania.  Steve Poltz is a truly unique individual who doesn’t fit into the usually boxes. He has worked with some of the world’s best musicians and is a highly respected songwriter amongst his peers.

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CHASING THE MOON @ Django Bar
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm

CTM Garry, Paul, Kathy 2

6pm doors, 8pm show

Chasing the Moon brings alive the exuberant and romantic sounds of Gypsy Jazz as created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in their famous “Quintette du Hot Club de France.” The band performs with an energy and passion that’s reminiscent of the great jazz of days gone by, mixing hot club with the blues, folk and Latin rhythms, lashings of swing and modern elements too.

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Dec
16
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES presents SOUL CHRISTMAS
Dec 16 @ 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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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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Dec
17
Sat
CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO Y Su TROVASON @ Django Bar
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm

armandito7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm

monsieur-camembert-yelena-dyumin-1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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

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Dec
18
Sun
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE presents: O’ Camelot all ye Faithful – A Nancy and Lee Christmas TV Special
Dec 18 @ 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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ALL THE BELLS… with NADIA PIAVE @ Django Bar
Dec 18 @ 9:00 pm

nadiagino

6pm door, 7.30pm show

All the Bells….
songs and carols for Christmas
featuring
Nadia Piave voice
Gino Pengue guitar and cittern
Jess Ciampa percussion and tinkles
(and some very special Guests…)

Come and celebrate, remember and dream about Christmases past, recent and soon to be, with beautiful music.

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Dec
19
Mon
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE – Celebrating the life of LEONARD COHEN
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will perform their Leonard Cohen show at Camelot Lounge Marrickville on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th  & Wednesday 21st December.

For more than 10 years Monsieur Camembert has been celebrating Leonard Cohen’s birthday in Sydney with their loving tribute: Famous Blue Cheese. This show has also played capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including a headlining performance at the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

Now for the first time since Leonard Cohen’s passing, Monsieur Camembert will perform this show in what will undoubtedly be three intensely emotional nights for both band and audience.

Featuring:
Yaron Hallis – Vocals, Guitar
Edouard Bronson – Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Accordion
Marcello Maio – Piano, Accordion
Anatoli Torjinski – Cello
Susie Bishop – Violin, Vocals
Abby Dobson – Vocals
Jim Pennell – Guitar
+ others to be announced…

Come and celebrate the life and music/words of Leonard Cohen, with Monsieur Camembert’s unique & original interpretations, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

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Dec
20
Tue
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE – Celebrating the life of LEONARD COHEN
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will perform their Leonard Cohen show at Camelot Lounge Marrickville on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th  & Wednesday 21st December.

For more than 10 years Monsieur Camembert has been celebrating Leonard Cohen’s birthday in Sydney with their loving tribute: Famous Blue Cheese. This show has also played capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including a headlining performance at the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

Now for the first time since Leonard Cohen’s passing, Monsieur Camembert will perform this show in what will undoubtedly be three intensely emotional nights for both band and audience.

Featuring:
Yaron Hallis – Vocals, Guitar
Edouard Bronson – Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Accordion
Marcello Maio – Piano, Accordion
Anatoli Torjinski – Cello
Susie Bishop – Violin, Vocals
Abby Dobson – Vocals
Jim Pennell – Guitar
+ others to be announced…

Come and celebrate the life and music/words of Leonard Cohen, with Monsieur Camembert’s unique & original interpretations, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

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Dec
21
Wed
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE – Celebrating the life of LEONARD COHEN – SOLD OUT!!!!
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Triple ARIA-winning band MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT will perform their Leonard Cohen show at Camelot Lounge Marrickville on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th  & Wednesday 21st December.

For more than 10 years Monsieur Camembert has been celebrating Leonard Cohen’s birthday in Sydney with their loving tribute: Famous Blue Cheese. This show has also played capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including a headlining performance at the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

Now for the first time since Leonard Cohen’s passing, Monsieur Camembert will perform this show in what will undoubtedly be three intensely emotional nights for both band and audience.

Featuring:
Yaron Hallis – Vocals, Guitar
Edouard Bronson – Sax, Clarinet, Flute, Accordion
Marcello Maio – Piano, Accordion
Anatoli Torjinski – Cello
Susie Bishop – Violin, Vocals
Abby Dobson – Vocals
Jim Pennell – Guitar
+ others to be announced…

Come and celebrate the life and music/words of Leonard Cohen, with Monsieur Camembert’s unique & original interpretations, as featured on their ARIA-nominated album Famous Blue Cheese – The Leonard Cohen Show.

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GREGORY PAGE (USA) @ Django Bar
Dec 21 @ 9:00 pm

greg 1a6pm door, 8pm show

Firmly rooted in yesteryear, evoking the innocence, romance and joy of a bygone era, Page’s music is nostalgic; his warbling and instrumentation sound like a phonograph. He transplants us to a Great Gatsby-like setting where everyone dresses for cocktail hour.

www.gregorypage.com

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Dec
22
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris) SOLO & BY REQUEST
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Ed Kuepper continues his year of activity celebrating four decades since the release of The Saints iconic (I’m) Stranded, with an all new set of Solo and By Request shows.

Last performed in 2014, the By Request shows proved hugely popular, with Kuepper gladly accepting the invitation to tackle material from The Saints, The Aints and Laughing Clowns, alongside various covers versions and material from Ed’s 40 albums strong solo career.

“There was so much happening at this gig: the familial relationship between audience and musician – a room full of devotees who have been keenly following his career for years, if not decades – and the tales of broken bands, ex-collaborators and shitty Countdown experiences all simmered under the surface. I’ve never seen an audience so intimately engaged with a performer; it was honestly amazing. Kuepper, you have my heart.” – The Brag March 17, 2016

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Nine to the Bar @ Django Bar
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm

9tothebar6pm door, 8pm show

“Nine to the Bar”
Lisa Schouw with Paula Punch, Meagan Caratti & Brendan Gill, Debra Bryan, Navleen Prasad, Gabby Ibrahim, and Mr Robin Gist & Mr Peter Bailey share the Django Bar stage.

All your shopping is done and you’ve survived the office parties! Now come trip the light fantastic across the musical genres – folk to pop, music theatre to jazz. Share in a little end of the year magic at the Django Bar on Thursday December 22nd. Kick back before the final rush and share some fine wine, women, & song with friends along with just a dash of Xmas spirit.

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Dec
23
Fri
CHRIS GUDU & AFRO PAMOJA @ Django Bar
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Camelot. Former lead singer & bass man of Jive Kayana, his up tempo and exuberant music ( Umbaqanga music) originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa. Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more. You can expect a highly charged, high energy and exhilarating performance from ChrisGudu and his band.

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ED KUEPPER (Bris) SOLO & BY REQUEST
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm

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Doors 7.30pm, Show 9pm

Ed Kuepper continues his year of activity celebrating four decades since the release of The Saints iconic (I’m) Stranded, with an all new set of Solo and By Request shows.

Last performed in 2014, the By Request shows proved hugely popular, with Kuepper gladly accepting the invitation to tackle material from The Saints, The Aints and Laughing Clowns, alongside various covers versions and material from Ed’s 40 albums strong solo career.

“There was so much happening at this gig: the familial relationship between audience and musician – a room full of devotees who have been keenly following his career for years, if not decades – and the tales of broken bands, ex-collaborators and shitty Countdown experiences all simmered under the surface. I’ve never seen an audience so intimately engaged with a performer; it was honestly amazing. Kuepper, you have my heart.” – The Brag March 17, 2016

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Dec
28
Wed
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!
Dec 28 @ 9:00 pm

victor-5a7.30pm 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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Dec
29
Thu
NADYA & ZORAN’ S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm

nadya golski 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

When Nadya and Zoran and the 101 Candles Orkestra play the Camelot Lounge, it’s more than just another highly enjoyable gig. It’s an event – and a real challenge to audience members to embrace a remarkable mix of gypsy jazz and anthems, French Chanson with Balkan rhythms, Edith Piaf and dancing songs, together with Eastern European, Russian, Polish and songs from the Balkans. With the charismatic Nadya Golski on vocals and the dynamic Zoran Todorovic on accordion, this is a night of real musical passion. Come on a real musical adventure as a brilliant group of musicians take you on a whirlwind, genre hopping journey through a dazzling variety of musical styles. The ‘Candles’ have performed in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, Cziget, Woodford and MONA. Don’t miss them!


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THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, NEIL YOUNG and TOM PETTY @ Django Bar
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm

sicarios 1a6pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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Dec
30
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

bumpcity1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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LIBELLE LATIN @ Django Bar
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm

libelleDoors 6pm, Show 9pm

Libelle Latin is a high-energy band whose vibrant infectious tunes traverse themes of social justice & sustainable conscience, love, music & having plenty of fun! With influences such as Ozomatli, Carlos Vives, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Selena & Gloria Estefan, they won a City of Sydney matching grant to launch their debut singles “Emigro” and “El Beso” currently receiving airplay in Germany, Spain & Chile.

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Dec
31
Sat
NEW YEARS EVE with MARSALA!!!
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm

MAR8pm doors

Back by popular demand the ultimate party band MARSALA will again be doing Camelot on NYE!!!
This will be THE most fun way to see in the New Year in Sydney, and its only $55
Don’t miss out – prebookings strongly advised

“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. Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‘the world’ in music.”

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NYE BLUES PARTY with 4 KINGS @ Django Bar
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm

DJANGO-4KINGS-1a8pm doors

4 KINGS are set for a special party night to bring in the New Year at Django Bar!

4 KINGS will be playing 3 upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), and other blues legends like Shuggie Otis and Luther Allison. These classic tunes and songs from the band’s album ‘BLACK LABEL BLUES’ will keep you moving and grooving to the midnight hour!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awestruck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online as NYE always sells out, whatever you do, don’t miss out!

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Jan
5
Thu
THE OUTSIDE TRACK (Ireland)
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

The Outside Track, a forward-thinking traditional band, was formed in 2006 at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Ireland. The Outside Track is now one of Ireland’s leading traditional acts, and their marriage of traditional music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. Its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre.

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Jan
6
Fri
HARRY BRUS BAND feat. MITCH ANDERSON + CHORIZA SLIM & THE BOOGIE BLUES BAND @ Django Bar
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

A night of Blues , soul , funk and boogie woogie!!

Harry Brus is an Australian bass player and guitarist, best known for his work with Matt Finish, Kevin Borich, Renée Geyer, Australian Crawl, Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson and Billy Thorpe.

Thredbo Blues Festival describes Harry Brus as “a unique stylist” and he is widely recognized as “a powerful and sensitive player” with “tons of credibility”.

Mitch Anderson is simply one of the greatest white soul singers of our time! He recently won the hearts of millions in various emotion charged television performances of songs included in his current live shows. A singer’s singer , Mitch’s is a non-stop musical powerhouse of Soul, Funk and Blues who plays with the hottest players in the country, guaranteed to get you grooving – up close and personal.

Chorizo Slim and the Boogie Blues Band are lead by the mad doctor Tito Espinosa on guitar and vocals. Originally from New York, Tito now resides in Sydney and brings a wealth of talent and knowledge of the blues and boogie woogie music.

With his boogie blues band made up of members from Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides (Wayne rigby Sax / flute) and Sugar Bowl Hokum (Drums Tim O’Driscoll and Double Bass Pk)

These guys will get you groovin’!

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THE SOUL KINDA FEELING REVUE ALBUM LAUNCH!
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm

robbie going nutz

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Back By Popular Demand!

The SOUL KINDA FEELING REVUE III

Playing the Dynamic Hepnotics songbook and launching the brand new 21 track special edition album ‘HEPNOBEST’ (http://dynamichepnotics.com)

Featuring Bruce Allen and the Hepno-Horns with:

CONTINENTAL ROBERT SUSZ – vocals and harmonica
BRUCE ALLEN – saxophone
VITO “MR SHOWBIZ” PORTOLESI – bass
ANTERO “SKINNY JR” CESCHIN – drums
ILLYA “THE COSSACK” ZWEC – guitar
CLAYTON DOLEY – keyboards

playing all the hits:

“Soul Kind Of Feeling” – “Gotta Be Wrong” – “Hepnobeat”

“Ting A Ling” – “Funky Turban” plus many, many more!

During the summer of 1984 the Dynamic Hepnotics’ Soul Kind Of Feeling was a song you could not ignore. It was everywhere – on radio, on Walkmans, on TV and in clubs and pubs across the country. In fact it was the most played record on Australian radio that year and won the appropriate APRA award. Written by charismatic Hepnotics front man and singer Continental Robert Susz, the song has become an Australian rock’n’soul classic, even covered by high school bands and is still played regularly on radio and in selected Coles Supermarkets. Now by popular demand, the Soul Kinda Feeling revue returns to Camelot for another history breaking night as Continental Robert unites with the original saxophone player from the band Bruce Allen and a riffing horn section.

The night will also see the official launch of the special edition, superbly packaged, 21 track ‘Hepnobest’ CD containing classic and rare and previously inissued tracks from The Dynamic Hepnotics. Check at all details at: http://dynamichepnotics.com/

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Jan
12
Thu
LITTLE EGYPT’S SPEAKEASY
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm

little egypt 1aThursday 7pm doors, 8pm show| Friday 7.30pm doors, 9pm show

The little cabaret-burlesque-opera with a big beat. Hotter than hell, heaven to your ears, and more hip-grinding than an orthopedic surgery room.
The Music (NSW)★★★★
“Artists seem to stream from the back room all night, every brilliant song and dance routine the better for it”

Dance the night away with rhythm and blues, burlesque, comedy and movement at Little Egypt’s Speakeasy. For TWO NIGHTS ONLY join the cast of Little Egypt’s Speakeasy inspired by the thrilling and whiskey-soaked legends of eponymous exotic dancer Little Egypt and her ’50’s Rhythm & Blues club. The immersive theatre experience tells the story of a fictional R&B club under threat, using song, dance, narration, comedy and audience interaction.

With a cast of Sydney’s hottest performers – including Brian Campeau, Luke Escombe, Elana Stone, burlesque star Danica Lee -and special guest acts to be announced, Little Egypt’s Speakeasy is the place to kick up your heels and really let your hair down. The Camelot Lounge will be transformed into smokin’ speakeasy… It’s not compulsory to dress the part, but it helps.


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Jan
13
Fri
LITTLE EGYPT’S SPEAKEASY
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm

little egypt 1aThursday 7pm doors, 8pm show| Friday 7.30pm doors, 9pm show

The little cabaret-burlesque-opera with a big beat. Hotter than hell, heaven to your ears, and more hip-grinding than an orthopedic surgery room.
The Music (NSW)★★★★
“Artists seem to stream from the back room all night, every brilliant song and dance routine the better for it”

Dance the night away with rhythm and blues, burlesque, comedy and movement at Little Egypt’s Speakeasy. For TWO NIGHTS ONLY join the cast of Little Egypt’s Speakeasy inspired by the thrilling and whiskey-soaked legends of eponymous exotic dancer Little Egypt and her ’50’s Rhythm & Blues club. The immersive theatre experience tells the story of a fictional R&B club under threat, using song, dance, narration, comedy and audience interaction.

With a cast of Sydney’s hottest performers – including Brian Campeau, Luke Escombe, Elana Stone, burlesque star Danica Lee -and special guest acts to be announced, Little Egypt’s Speakeasy is the place to kick up your heels and really let your hair down. The Camelot Lounge will be transformed into smokin’ speakeasy… It’s not compulsory to dress the part, but it helps.


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Jan
14
Sat
PEARL – THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY
Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm

square7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story 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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Jan
15
Sun
AZZBAND (Spain)
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm

azzband

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Based in Valladolid, Spain, Azzband unites musicians from Italy, Venezuela, Australia, Germany and Spain!

From jazz to tarantella, tango to fanfare, Uruguayan Candombe to Argentine Murga, AzzBand distinctly interprets and mixes the music of the world, presenting songs that speak of dreams, journeys and union in what, for most of its members, is a foreign land.

The ensemble uses the improvisation of jazz, attempting to stimulate the imagination of their audiences while allowing a freedom of execution, to avoid anchoring itself any particular musical genre.

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Jan
19
Thu
LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET (UK)
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan
21
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

samba6pm doors, 9pm show

Roots, Rock, Reggae, Jazzy-Latin-Samba-Funk!!! Who would’ve thought that Bob Marley and Jorge Ben Jor would sound so groovy sharing the same stage? Following a sell-out show in June this year KAVALO will be back at Django Bar with their  mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Samba-rock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. Presenting they’re full line up with Marcelo d’Avila (vocals/guitar), Luis Reyes (lead guitar/vocals), Gabriel Figueroa (bass/vocals), Tiago Passos (percussion/ vocals), Nando Pellegrini (drums/vocals), and Martin Taylor (trombone/vocals) this will be an unmissable night of positive vibes, good live music and a crowded dance floor!!!

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Jan
22
Sun
EXCUSE THE FRENCH
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

Zelie Appel as Brigitte Bardot and Adrienne Wright as the young Serge Gainsbourg

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

“Excuse The French” is a selection of 10 classic French songs linked by small sections of drama – loosely based on fact. Performed by an eclectic group of musicians from the Sydney region, this show plays on the kitsch side of French culture while paying homage to some great music. The musicians in the show have played in just about every band in Australia (and a few in France) – including King Curly, the Lighthouse Keepers, Chris Cody Coalition, Tour de Funk, Red Ochre, Widdershins, the Gadflys, Van Park (the musical) and many, many more. Written by Greg Appel and brought to life a lively ensemble cast, this is a show that transcends the generations.  It is about a Paris full of accordions, Eiffel towers and L’amour.  Perhaps this is an imagined place, but it’s still somewhere worth going.

This performance is accompanied by a Short Film “Paris la ville de le Musique”. An Australian perspective on Parisian musical history. The film partly inspired the show and as someone said “it’s pretty easy to watch”.

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FOURWINDS (Ireland) @ Django Bar
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm
fourwinds6pm door, 7.30pm show

Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and even Elvis. This energetic quartet delivers a truly unique musical experience.

The band has just been awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Award, presented by the Celtic Connections festival board in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in Celtic music. FourWinds has also been chosen as one of three finalists in the Rising Stars Competition, held by The Gathering in Killarney, Ireland.

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Jan
29
Sun
THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

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

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

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

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Feb
2
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Feb 2 @ 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

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Feb
3
Fri
TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Feb 3 @ 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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Feb
9
Thu
AN EVENING WITH LIOR and STRING QUARTET
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

lior 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Lior returns to Camelot for one special night on Thursday 9 February. This will be a memorable and intimate performance, featuring Lior and joined by a beautiful string quartet that will traverse through Lior’s rich music catalogue as well as featuring new material from Lior’s upcoming new album to be released later in 2017.

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Feb
24
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Feb 24 @ 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 at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowiet. 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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Feb
25
Sat
MARDI GRASS MAMBO with MUCHO MAMBO!!!
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017 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 another ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Dig out your Mardi Gras masks, feathers, boas, ruffles and puffy sleeves and mambo all night with a celebration of Cuban Big Bands with a twist from New Orleans. A huge event not to be missed!
Be quick to book as last time this show sold out early!

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Mar
5
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

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Sydney’s hottest 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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Mar
8
Wed
MANU DELAGO (Bjork/Cinematic Orchestra)
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

In between performing with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, the prodigious Hang player and percussionist Manu Delago will be touring Australia in 2017 ‘Handmade Tour’ with his 3 piece multi instrumentalist band. From overachieving teenaged rock bands, through extensive classical training; from his exploits at the cutting edge of art pop as the lynchpin of Björk’s band, to a London Symphony Orchestra
commission which saw him playfully subverting their expectations; this endlessly curious artist has been honing his own style rich in melody, wit and invention. Be prepared to be stunned by this amazing live blend of pop, world and electronic music by one of the world’s most original and influential artists. A non-stop affair of creativity, surprise, beauty, harmony, wit, art, invention, energy and entertainment.

“Amazing percussionist and hang player” – Björk
“Virtuoso” – The Times
“A masterful and sensitive musician” – The Telegraph
“Ridiculously deft electro-acoustic percussionist” – Toronto Star

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Mar
23
Thu
THE EAST POINTERS (Canada)
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Tim Chaisson: fiddle, percussion, vocals
Jake Charron: guitar, vocals
Koady Chaisson: banjo, step dance, vocals

Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and 7th generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) make traditional music seem ridiculously hip. An adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster, the trio’s excellent debut release Secret Victory, penned mostly in Australia in early 2015, features the beautiful original and traditional songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies have made them torchbearers for a new wave in traditional music.

All three artists grew up step-dancing before they could walk, grasping fiddles before they could talk. The Chaissons are from a large family (50-some cousins, no kidding) in Eastern Prince Edward Island, where ceilidhs and kitchen parties on the weekend were as regular as church on Sunday. Jake grew up with fiddle-playing brothers in a family that knew the value of music, and by his mid-twenties found himself on the road accompanying Irish luminaries such as Liz Carroll.

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