Sep
30
Fri
LLOYD GYI & THE AMBASSADORS @ Django Bar
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm

ambassadors

6pm door, 9pm show

In love with Rock ‘n Roll and Roots music, Lloyd G draws his repertoire from the 50s, 60s and current day Robert Plant’s Band of Joy (and Raising Sand)
and JD McPherson.

“I’ve always been interested in the music that shaped monumental bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Then of course I found out that they both loved and played all the 50s stuff, especially Chuck Berry – Led Zeppelin even played a high energy grungy version of ‘C’mon Everybody’ by Eddie Cochran – and yes, that’s the version we play.
I’m honoured and so pleased to have the mighty Mike Gubb (Crowded House) on piano/keys and you’ve just got to hear him play this style – he’s the greatest.”

There’ll be songs from Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and a whole lot more. Not only a listening pleasure but guaranteed to keep you dancing.

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MARSALA – SOLD OUT!! Nov 11 now on sale!
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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Oct
1
Sat
AFRO-BALKAN ALL STARS @ Django Bar
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

afro balkan6pm doors, 9pm show

Afro-Balkan All Stars is a unique world music project initiated by south-eastern European pianist Mirko Golub. It embodies Balkan music traditions with western contemporary influences like Latin and jazz, into a form of music that could only come to life on Australian grounds. Each member of Afro-Balkan All Stars comes from a different background and musical heritage. Repertoire is selected from well researched World music, filled with jazz and RnB to Afro, Latin, Indian and eastern European styles.

 

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IRISH MYTHEN (IRELAND/CANADA) + CASS EAGER
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

Named by Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager’s mix of raw blues, husky soul and lighthearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. In the last year Cass supported Michael Franti & Spearhead, G Love & Special Sauce and JJ Grey & Mofro, performing with Kristy Lee and Irish Mythen on their Bluesfest shows/sideshows. A finalist for Best Group and Best Female Vocalist in the Australian Blues ‘Chain’ Awards and Best Blues/Roots Artist in the MusicOz Awards, Cass’EP ‘Down On My Knees’ was voted ‘Top 10 Album’ of the year in Rhythms Magazine.


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Oct
2
Sun
ABBY DOBSON’S N A S H V I L L E – A – G O – G O! (Public Holiday the next day!)
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm

abby 1a

6pm doors, 7.30pm show

The much loved singer with Leonardo’s Bride & Baby et Lulu has launched a POZIBLE campaign to get her to Nashville to record a long-awaited solo album with a legendary producer!
So…to help bring this BIG dream to life, Camelot Lounge presents an intimate evening of song with Abby, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Pozible campaign! Come and support one of the greatest voices this country has ever produced, & be swept away by the sheer beauty of her singing and songwriting. “I figured it was high time that I contributed some harmony and beauty to the world and that is my intention with this album.  I hope to make a classic album that will move you and grow old with you.”

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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Guests (Public Holiday the next day!)
Oct 2 @ 9:00 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

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

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

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

This Show’s VERY SPECIAL GUESTS are :
~ Rosalita Ole : Spiffy circus juggler
~ Glenn Wood : Tap dancer extraordinaire!

Rosalita Ole is the daughter of the great Ole Circus Family, brings you as much talent as she can fit into one tiny stage. Hold your breath, and let Rosalita hold your heart, as she tickles your sides with bogus fortunes, dazzling hat tricks and daring hula hoop stunts.

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Oct
5
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 5 @ 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

Oct
6
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

caravan

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

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

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

$5 | 6pm doors, 8pm show

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IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO: Nestor Vaz (Uruguay) & Emily-Rose Sarkova
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

Vaz Sarkova7pm doors, 8pm show

Experience an evening of world class Tango music with Bandoneonist Nestor Vaz, and Pianist/Bandoneonist/Singer Emily-Rose Sarkova.

On October 6, a very special guest all the way from Uruguay is coming to Camelot Lounge for rare opportunity to see a true bandoneon master at work! Artistic Director of ever popular tango ensemble Tángalo, Emily-Rose, has put together a program with Nestor Vaz from Uruguay of duo repertoire to delight audiences in an intimate evening. The concert will feature works by Piazzolla especially arranged for the duo, as well as double bandoneon pieces, some beautiful songs and haunting solo pieces. Special guests to be announced!

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Oct
7
Fri
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Oct 7 @ 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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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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CHRIS GUDU @ Django Bar
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm

chris gudu

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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Oct
9
Sun
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE DOUKAS: Greek Music with a hint of Classical @ Django Bar
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm

 6pm doors, 7.30pm showGeorge-Doukas

An Evening with George Doukas: Greek Music with a Classical Twist!

Traditional instruments are replaced by piano and a string quartet for a sound which is as unique in concept as it is in performance.

Come and enjoy a different experience in Greek music featuring:
George Doukas – Guitar, Baglama & Vocals
Peter Psarakis – Piano
String Quartet featuring Carl St Jazques & Dimitri Calligeros

This show sold out in July so get in quick!
Special Guest – Helene Doukas

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THE UMBRELLAS
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm

NINO COVER web 26.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Bravo Nino Rota: Music from the films of Federico Fellini, composed by Nino Rota

Local sextet The Umbrellas began as a semi-classical chamber ensemble in the 1990s, becoming regulars at the old Strawberry Hills Hotel and the Harbourside Brasserie. They also presented their own shows with guest artists such as Sandy Evans and the Sydney String Quartet while releasing three critically acclaimed CDs.

In 2001 they recorded Bravo Nino Rota, a tribute to the celebrated composer of Italian film-maker Federico Fellini’s film music. Recently (2010), this recording was re-issued by the New York-based label Experience Vinyl.

The Umbrellas have a very strong line-up, a unique sound, a highly individual approach to their material and mark their debut at Camelot Lounge by performing Music from the films of Federico Fellini, composed by Nino Rota… Not to be missed!

Peter Dasent – piano, organ, accordion
James Greening – trombone, pocket trumpet, tuba
Andrew Robson – alto sax
Andrew Wilkie – vibes, marimba
Steve Elphick – double bass, tuba
Toby Hall – drums, percussion
with
Michelle Agius-Hall – mezzo-soprano


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Oct
10
Mon
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET perform ANGEL
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm

tawadros7pm doors, 8pm show

Joseph Tawadros Quartet

Joseph Tawadros – Oud

Matt McMahon – Piano

James Tawadros – Percussion

Dimitri Vouros – Clarinet

“When Angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of their wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove, but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”

For this very special concert Joseph joins three of Australia’s finest virtuosos; his prodigiously talented brother James Tawadros on percussion, celebrated jazz pianist Matt McMahon and soulful clarinetist Dimitri Vouros in their much loved ANGEL suite.

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Oct
12
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 12 @ 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

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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JEN MIZE (Bris) & SAM NEWTON DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Oct 13 @ 9:00 pm

JEN & SAM

6pm door, 8pm show

Join Americana/Roots favourites Jen Mize (Brisbane) and Sam Newton (Sydney) as they combine forces to launch their second respective albums in the intimate and inviting Django Bar.

Jen Mize – ‘Warnings & Wisdom’ comes off the back of her stellar debut album ‘Fear, Pride & a few Stubborn Angels’. A 12-track album made with ARIA, APRA and Golden Guitar winning Producer Shane Nicholson, Jen is openly pretty pleased with the results. ‘There is a ‘no fear’ attitude on the record. A kind of ‘shout-it-from-a-mountain-top’ epic-ness about it… One that, I think, fits both where I am in my life and the songs themselves.’

Sam Newton – Singer-songwriter Sam has come together with Blue Mountains based producer Chris Gillespie to produce his second album, ‘Violet Road’. Drawing from personal experience, 10 tracks explore family, love, heartbreak, emotional turmoil and disconnection through narrative trope and raw sincerity. Sam is incredibly proud of what he and Chris have achieved, stating ‘this is the most honest thing that I’ve ever released.’

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

armandito7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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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
15
Sat
LUKE ESCOMBE TRIO: “CONFIDENCE” @ Django Bar
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm

luke 1A6pm doors, 9pm Show

‘Nobody puts music and comedy together like Luke Escombe. Taking the madness of the modern world and setting it to a soundtrack of impossibly catchy tunes that leap from funk to soul to afrobeat, punk, hip-hop, blues, mariachi, spoken word and rock and roll – “Confidence” is like Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and Flight of the Conchords got together, had a wild jam session and made a concept album. Be warned: you’ll be singing these songs to yourself for days

“Luke Escombe is a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter, and is very good at them all…such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“I absolutely LOVED the show – brilliantly witty, clever, adventurous, brutally honest, often hilarious….so many irresistible grooves” – Yaron Hallis, owner of Camelot Lounge

“Burn the name Luke Escombe in your brain. World class musician, world class comedian. Brilliant”
– Talkfringe, Adelaide

Featuring Nick Hoorweg on bass and Ross Harrington on saxes and melodica.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm

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

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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

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Oct
16
Sun
ALESA LAJANA @ Django Bar
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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THE RAT PACK BRATS
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Join two of Sydney’s most endearing entertainers – The Lord of the Lounge and 2 time Aria Award nominee, Mr Frank Bennett, and as Nancy Sinatra herself calls him “the cool swoon of croon”, Mr Grant Galea joining forces to present “THE RAT PACK BRATS”.

Featuring songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis and many more.
This show will be in full swing giving the audience a mixture of music comedy, impressions and so much more.

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Oct
19
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 19 @ 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

Oct
20
Thu
DANIEL WELTLINGER plays the music of LULO REINHARDT
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

World renowned Berlin based violinist Daniel Weltlinger (Lulo Reinhardt, Karsten Troyke, Monsieur Camembert, Nadya’s 101 Candles Orchestra) with a stellar band comprised of Nigel Date and Ben Panucci on guitars, Edouard Bronson on horns, Marcello Maio on accordion, Daniel Pliner on piano, Thomas Wade on bass and Tim Bradley on drums pays tribute to long time musical colleague and Gypsy guitar legend Lulo Reinhardt with whom he has performed regularly with as well as members of the family Reinhardt based in Koblenz, Germany since 2004. Every composition tells a different story about travels and influences from many parts of the world, family members, adventures and mishaps alike with a mix of melancholy and joy that continues to inspire and thrill audiences to this day. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.oliverdownes.com

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

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

bumpcity1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

harry-manx-short 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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Oct
23
Sun
CANTO LATINO present SENTIDO @ Django Bar
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

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

Amanda Handel (voice & percussion), Jane Andino (piano) and Gary Daley (accordion). This well-accomplished trio of musicians weave a sensual and seductive journey through the golden eras of Spanish and other Latin music traditions. Their music ventures into Spain, Portugal and Latin America with stories of old-fashioned passion, life and longing, death and destiny… sung in poetic verse within a rich instrumental fabric. Their programme delivers the power and drama of Argentinean Tango, and plunges into the emotional depths of Portuguese Fado while exuding the lively spices of Ranchera, and a touch of Salsa.

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SIRENS BIG BAND
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

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Known for their exciting and engaging live shows, Sirens melds jazz with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves, creating original big band music from composers within and outside the band. Led by bassist Jessica Dunn, the ensemble also features Ellen Kirkwood (JRMA winner, Mister Ott, Captain Kirkwood, Fat Yahoozah), Loretta Palmeiro (Spyglass Gypsies), Lauren Benson (That Red Head, Drummer Queens) and Milan Ring (Milan, Spit Syndicate).

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Oct
26
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 26 @ 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

Oct
27
Thu
MIRIAM LIEBERMAN ALBUM LAUNCH
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

miriam 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Miriam Lieberman and her trio with Lara Goodridge and Kate Adams invite you to celebrate the launch of their much anticipated new album ‘Full Circle’ which also marks the beginning of their national tour. It all starts right here at The Camelot Lounge.
You’ll be hearing all ten of the new original songs from the album which were recorded after a highly successful crowd funding campaign.
Miriams’ uplifting songs feature her emotive voice and kora – 21 string West African harp, while the beautiful harmonies and luscious string lines on Lara and Kates violin and cello allow the songs to soar.

press Quotes
“Simply brilliant” – 4.5 stars, The Age

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

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YESHE (GERMANY) @ Django Bar
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

Hailed by the Sydney Morning Herald as “Groundbreaking roots musician” and “Sublime ***** ” by the Montreal Metro, it is his new EP, Woven, that has finally pulled back the veil on the story of this internationally celebrated musician. Yeshe has emerged as the exciting new voice of Roots Music.

Yeshe’s story is one of a global search for identity, fuelled by a deep connection to music. He left home at 16 and for the next ten years came of age and survived by busking on the hard streets of Europe’s capitals, an experience that shaped his world view.
During this time, Yeshe had a chance encounter with Mustapha Tettey Addy – a world renowned Ghanaian master drummer and ethnomusicologist – which sparked Yeshe’s musical journey of many years, living and studying Mbira, Kamele Ngoni and percussion in the villages and ghettos of West and Southern Africa. Leaving Africa to return to Europe, Yeshe had a chance meeting en-route with Canada’s Harry Manx. Since that time they have collaborated and toured together globally. Yeshe’s second album, “Roots & Wings”, won a Billboard World Song Contest. More recently, Yeshe recorded and toured globally with one of Australia’s leading Roots artists, Xavier Rudd.

“His voice – imagine Tom Waits crossed with Harry Manx.” (John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald)

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Oct
28
Fri
CLOSE TO FOREVER + DATSUN HUGHES @ Django Bar
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

 

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An exciting and ever evolving project from Dale Caldwell (Voices from the Vacant Lot, Martenitsa) and Ben Fink (The Whitlams, Lior, Christa Hughes, Waiting for Guinness, Voices from the Vacant Lot) Close To Forever share their handcrafted interpretations of songs of love and loss, sorrow and joy, they transport you into a world of lush harmonies, beautiful silences and timeless melodies.

Datson Hughes are a most enchanting duo of high-strung child-like balladeers, playing psychedelic folk with punk abandon. All of the unique and wonderful modal instruments they play in concert have been lovingly crafted by Geoff,  out of silky oak salvaged from the legendary 1974 Brisbane flood.

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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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Oct
29
Sat
HARRY MANX (CANADA)
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

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“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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DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER @ Django Bar
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm

 

Deborah7.30pm door, 9pm show

HARD to imagine but it’s 25 years since Deborah Conway burst in to the Australian rock charts with her smash-hit String of Pearls album. Since then she has gone on to show that, alongside Paul Kelly, she is the most consistent & important singer-songwriter we have….a true original – there’s no mistaking her voice, energy & musical intelligence. (Steve Moffatt) Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier are significant and eloquent contributors to Australian music and have been for over 30 years. Conway’s first band Do Re Mi topped the charts; her first solo album achieved platinum sales and earned her an ARIA award. Conway started working with Willy Zygier in 1991, & have just released their 9th critically acclaimed studio album together.  Everybody’s Begging will be performed as it was written:  a stripped back acoustic duo delivery that reveals all the intricacies, the ecstasy & the intrigues and lays it bare for the listener to fully appreciate this latest piece by one of the great mature songwriting partnerships in the southern hemisphere. All shows this tour are selling out, and capacity is strictly limited for this intimate show, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

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Oct
30
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA + ALTURAS
Oct 30 @ 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.

Combine a concert pianist with a strong latin heritage, 3 highly regarded jazz musicians playing accordion, reeds, double bass and guitar, an extraordinary string (violin & viola) chamber musician with a dynamic modern flautist with a passion for Piazzolla, and you have Alturas.

This diverse group of musicians combine influences from their respective musical backgrounds to create something very special, unique and definitely NOT traditional tango.

 

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THE HAPPENING SING @ Django Bar
Oct 30 @ 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.

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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Nov
2
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Nov 2 @ 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

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

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6pm door, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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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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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!
Nov 4 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Nov
5
Sat
FRED SMITH @ DJANGO BAR
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm

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On the eve of the US presidential elections, Fred Smith leads a musical safari through the main streets and back roads of the America.

Songwriter, traveler, diplomat, raconteur, author and pisstaker, Fred Smith is a national icon. He has struck artistic pay dirt more than once with his remarkable travelogue albums.

Fred will be presenting songs from Texas and a few more he has written since, interspersed with yarns and observations from his inconclusive experiences in the home of the free. He will be accompanied by Liz Frencham on double bass and Carl Pannuzzo on percussion.

It is Fred Smith doing what he does best: harnessing song, story and comedy to convey a nuanced comprehension of complexity – a nourishing journey for those who don’t mind a bit of protein in their music.

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MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Following amazing sell out shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. If you haven’t experienced Mucho Mambo before be prepared for an assault on your senses with some of Australia’s best musicians playing Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero, Conga and more.

Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge. Booking is highly recommended, Mucho Mambo has sold out every time at Camelot.

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

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

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

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

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

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BEN NOIR presents A French Cabaret @ Django Bar
Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 7.30pm show

French chanson in the style of the crooners with the theatrical twist of a unique flute voice extension rivalling the most daring sopranos! Ben has been described as ‘extraordinary and amazing’ for his vocal range. His solo act won best performance at the 2016 Short and Sweet festival. For the release of his recording “BEN NOIR” he will be accompanied superbly by the musicians who played in his cabaret show and on the album.

“A totally unique, stylish and sensual show ..Highly recommended” Paul Capsis
“I loved Ben’s energy during the festival…
Can’t wait to see … his own solo project” Kate Ceberano Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014
“ Ben, an entertaining singer… he should take the stage whenever she is off…” John Shand SMH

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Nov
9
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Nov 9 @ 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

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

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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

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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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Nov
11
Fri
BLUES BANQUET @ Django Bar
Nov 11 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

LIZA OHLBACK, KATE LUSH, special guest MATT ROSS and an all star band present a veritable FEAST of all things Blues. Liza and Kate, both brilliant Singer/Songwriters have won several Australian Blues “Chain” awards as well as topping the National Blues airplay charts in 1st and 2nd positions.

Special Guest Singer/Guitarist Matt Ross is a top artist on the Blues scene, releasing his new CD in 2015 to critical acclaim and worked with many of Oz’stop Blues artists.

Each artist will showcase their own unique style, including lashings of Soul, Gospel style harmonies, Funky Jazz and some mighty swamp stuff, and a Blinding Gospel style finale!!! With Matt Roberts , Greg Ohlback and Tim Wilson and Mick Malouf.

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MARSALA
Nov 11 @ 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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Nov
12
Sat
LONG LIVE ROCK’N’ROLL @ Django Bar
Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm

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Long Live Rock’n’roll – the Ultimate Vintage Rock Show, is proud to bring you a battle-of-the-bands of epic proportions. Classic British rock acts like Deep Purple, Queen and Led Zeppelin will go head to head with Stars and Stripes staple bands like The Eagles, Journey and ZZ Top.
Some of Sydney’s most talented (and toured) musicians will fill out the All-Star, Long Live Rock’n’Roll band, and will leave no stone unturned in a bid to bring the house down once more.

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Nov
13
Sun
BASHKA (MELB)
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

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BASHKA – Dance music from the dirt streets of Turkey….

Drawing their inspiration from the vast ocean of Turkish music, Melbourne based group Bashka are creating a new genre which slips between east and west with natural ease.

Their live performances are energised with a truly new sound combined with the delicacy of traditional Turkish instruments and master players. Live samples and loops merge seamlessly with ancient acoustic and modern western instruments to create music which brings to life old folk songs, gypsy ballads and dance music from the dirt streets of old Turkey.

“Exotic and infectiously danceable” -PBS radio


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Nov
16
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Nov 16 @ 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

Nov
17
Thu
NINA FERRO
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm

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Nina returns to the Camelot Lounge,  fresh from wowing Aussie audiences after appearing on The Voice Australia 2016! Nina is a multi award-winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist whose powerful, evocative voice, stunning vocal range and captivating stage presence have earned her an enviable international reputation.

This show is sure to take you on a breathtaking journey through her own original compositions and craftily chosen covers,. Definitely not to be missed! Who knows…. there may even be a surprise guest joining her!

www.ninaferro.com
“Wow Girl!!……. You can REALLY Sing!” Jumoke Fashole, BBC London Radio
“I don’t think it’s overstating the case here – unsurpassable perfection!!” Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News
“Ferro’s voice is a pleasure to hear… natural, sexy and effortless.” Cadence Magazine, New York.

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Nov
18
Fri
MATANZA: THE BRAZIL PROJECT ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm

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The irresistible grooves of Paul Chenard’s MATANZA are back, this time with a Brazilian recording project that was started a year ago in Sydney and finished mixing in Rio de Janeiro!  It includes world class musicians from Brasil and Australia. After lengthy travels in Brazil, Paul and his team have rearranged some of the beautiful melodies from the Choro and Samba song book and applied them to a more contemporary sound. The result is a fresh and colourful sound and features compelling instrumental performances from the band members.

The kick-ass lineup includes:
Paul Chenard (saxophones), Brendan St Ledger (piano) Tina Harris (bass) Deva Permana (drums), Jess Ciampa (percussion), Mike Raper (trombone) Marty Farrugia (trumpet) Guests will be Marcelo DAvila (voc, guitar), The second set will feature Marcelo DAvila from Sao Paulo Brazil singing a range of up-tempo songs from Carlinhos Brown, Joao Bosco, Seu Gorge, Gilberto Gil and Djavan. It’s the perfect storm for getting everyone off their seats and grooving.


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Nov
20
Sun
LAZY EYE (Adelaide) @ Django Bar
Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 7.30pm show

Lazy Eye “Pocket The Black” Tour
Think Booker T Sharing A Scotch with B.B. King at the crossroads after midnight.
Having clocked up a multitude of miles in their tour van, the 2015 Group Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) has not only developed a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the country but picked up a swag of accolades along the way including Best Blues Album for their debut release Move Me (2013 SA Blues & Roots), Best Blues Artist (2014 SAM Awards) and their brand new offering Pocket The Black has been judged the 2016 Blues Album Of The Year (Adelaide Roots & Blues).
“Guitar licks, picked over tremulous Hammond organ chords and shuffling blues beats  are the core of this retro blues collection, which manages to emit authenticity despite the obvious legacy of its influences.” The Sydney Morning Herald

“It’s a pleasure to see a weather-beaten Hammond fronting a band and even more so when it’s wielded with style. Such is the case with Adelaide blues outfit Lazy Eye” The Australian

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Nov
24
Thu
PHELAN GROOVY (for MOVEMBER) A night of cabaret, laughs, prizes and KURT PHELAN + BOW & ARROW
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm

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After sell-out season’s around Australia and New York City, Kurt Phelan brings his critically acclaimed cabaret to Camelot Lounge, this time for a good cause. “I am a proud ambassador of Movember and I gladly will donate all proceeds raised from this performance to them” More about the show…. A wise man once said “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” That wise man was Kurt Phelan… Kurt has always had a story to tell and a song to sing; it’s just not always easy to find someone to listen… Hopefully after seeing channeling his inner Patrick Swazye onstage in Dirty Dancing, you will.

This is a cabaret of riotous proportions, full of hit songs you thought you knew before… until now. A hilarious night, where you will get a personal tour inside the mind of Australia’s newest leading man. If growing up has taught Kurt one thing, it was to only say 10% of what he thinks, out loud… Well, now, you get that other 90%” So, come and share a night with this North Queensland-gemini’s-rapid-firing mind, and have a bloody good laugh doing so. With special guests, the enigmatic Bow and Arrow and tones of prizes, it’ll be a great night to support an excellent cause.

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JACK DERWIN ALBUM LAUNCH: BENT (with a twist) @ Django Bar
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

On slide, resonator, open tunings, unique vox and rack harp, Jack is a taste of the best in Nu Kool blues. His songwriting brings insight and bite to the Australian experience with sonic expressions over amplified finger styles and stomp box. The Django bar presents a night of dynamic, eclectic original blues and roots; where the blues meets jazz on even ground. Featuring Jack’s new songs from his BENT album released this year and reaching No 2 on the Australian Blues and Roots chart. The night will have its twists and turns with the added brilliance of Gray Read on blues harp and Kim Lawson on saxophone.

www.jackderwin.com

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Nov
26
Sat
EL ORQUESTON
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

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Nov
27
Sun
ANIKA MOA (NZ) + MEL PARSONS (NZ) @ Django Bar
Nov 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 7.30pm show

Two of New Zealand’s favourite singer-songwriters hit Australian shores this Nov/Dec, with an intimate double bill solo tour from east coast to west. Anika Moa & Mel Parsons, both multi award-winning touring artists, will be performing songs new and old with plenty of laughs in between. Anika Moa needs little introduction in her home country – as famous for her hilarious on- stage banter as for her phenomenal voice, Moa, whose seventh album came out this year, is a bona fide kiwi music icon. Mel Parsons is on the road to mark the Australian release of her multi-award winning latest album ‘Drylands’, out on November 4th via MGM. A relentless touring artist, Parsons spends much of her time living out of a suitcase, with recent tours in North America & Germany.

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Dec
3
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Dec 3 @ 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.

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

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

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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

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

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


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

steve poltz darts7pm doors, 8pm show

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

lkq_1mb7pm 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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