Sep
22
Fri
NATIVÖSOUL @ Django Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm

Nativosoul6pm doors, 9pm show

Genre-bending Nativösoul perform at Django Bar for one night only, serving a mouth-watering musical menu, playing original works and traditional Peruvian anthems which have influenced their style.

A collision of spicy guitar, Reggae-Jazz bass and contagious Latin beats make the refreshing sound of Nativösoul, a powerhouse that generates an ass-shaking rhythm.

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

victor valdes best pic half-crop (1)7pm 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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Sep
23
Sat
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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THE MYSTERIES OF MAD RIVER: A SWAMP-FOLK OPERETTA @ Django Bar
Sep 23 @ 11:45 pm

keppie 1a6pm doors, 9pm show Sat | 8pm show Sun

One Woman. One Town. Five Children…Gone.

“I know you think it’s wrong, but children are honestly just the worst. And there’s literally billions of them the earth. A few less in Mad River shouldn’t really hurt.”

Award-winning songwriter Keppie Coutts presents ‘The Mysteries of Mad River: A Swamp-Folk Operetta’, an eccentric, Freudian, and sparkling piece of musical theatre, that is one-part cabaret, one-part murder mystery. ‘The Mysteries of Mad River’ is strung around the character of a lovable (but deranged) primary school teacher, singing her way through a town cursed with disappearing children.

Coutts breaks the barriers of conventional songwriter performance, by stepping fully into the dark and riotous world of the characters she has created. The swampy, honky-tonk, blues-folk narratives call on a musical ancestry that includes Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

Having won the praise of peers and fans in the US (including having a song produced by John Mayer), Coutts has joined forces with Anna Jahjah of Theatre Excentrique to bring the stories and characters to life (and death), in this dark comedy debuting at the Sydney Fringe Festival

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Sep
24
Sun
THE MYSTERIES OF MAD RIVER: A SWAMP-FOLK OPERETTA @ Django Bar
Sep 24 @ 11:45 pm

keppie 1a6pm doors, 9pm show Sat | 8pm show Sun

One Woman. One Town. Five Children…Gone.

“I know you think it’s wrong, but children are honestly just the worst. And there’s literally billions of them the earth. A few less in Mad River shouldn’t really hurt.”

Award-winning songwriter Keppie Coutts presents ‘The Mysteries of Mad River: A Swamp-Folk Operetta’, an eccentric, Freudian, and sparkling piece of musical theatre, that is one-part cabaret, one-part murder mystery. ‘The Mysteries of Mad River’ is strung around the character of a lovable (but deranged) primary school teacher, singing her way through a town cursed with disappearing children.

Coutts breaks the barriers of conventional songwriter performance, by stepping fully into the dark and riotous world of the characters she has created. The swampy, honky-tonk, blues-folk narratives call on a musical ancestry that includes Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

Having won the praise of peers and fans in the US (including having a song produced by John Mayer), Coutts has joined forces with Anna Jahjah of Theatre Excentrique to bring the stories and characters to life (and death), in this dark comedy debuting at the Sydney Fringe Festival

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Sep
27
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Sep 27 @ 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

THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Black Sorrows-Apr-2014-17pm doors, 8pm show

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


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Sep
28
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Black Sorrows-Apr-2014-17pm doors, 8pm show

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


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EMILY BARKER (UK) + HUCKLEBERRY HASTINGS @ Django Bar
Sep 28 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

A rare opportunity to catch UK-based, Australian-born singer-songwriter, Emily Barker, as she tours Australia playing songs from her new, critically-acclaimed album, Sweet Kind of Blue.

Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in rich string arrangements and vocal harmonies. Emily’s album with The Red Clay Halo, Dear River, was voted Americana album of the year by readers of the UK’s foremost roots music website, Spiral Earth

“The arrangements are exquisite and the love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity. Heartfelt songwriting, bridging folk, country and Fleetwood Mac.” The Times ★★★★
“Country-Soul with luminous warmth” Mojo ★★★★ ‘It’s a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences. Blues meets country meets gospel.’ Clash

Cherub faced and seemingly sweet Huckleberry Hastings can lull even the hardest of hearts to silence, but do not be fooled, this sweetness comes with a kick. Howling and emotive, his sound explores elements of blues, folk and grit. Vocally distraught and lyrically sharp, his songs read like journals, digging up the parts most people try to hide

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Sep
29
Fri
FIONA BOYES @ Django Bar
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

fiona 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

Fiona Boyes, an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world.  A veteran recording artist with 13 releases, Australia’s first lady of the Blues has 5 USA Blues Music Award nominations in 4 different categories, and more than 30 Australian music awards, spanning the blues, folk, jazz and Americana scenes. Fiona’s immersion in the wide musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues and her deep love of the art-form itself lends conviction and authenticity to her playing and songwriting.


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BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm

Blus-Bros-Rebooted

7pm doors, 9pm show

Ladies and gentlemen, while we still can, let us welcome, from sydney australia, the blues band of Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers Rebooted.

BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED…
ON A MISSION TO ENTERTAIN YOU…..

The “Blues Brothers Rebooted” show is a an exciting, hand clapping, toe tapping new production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 brothers who donned the Black hats ,dark shades and created what is now a musical institution “The Blues Brothers Rebooted”
This High energy, fun and polished presentation firstly features an hour of the finest soul and rhythm and blues classics by such artists as “The Temptations The four tops and Wilson Pickett .

The second half get ready to experience the original men in black when Shane Peters(Jake) and Chris Clackson (Elwood) take to the stage and recreate an authentic tribute to the Blues Brothers featuring all the songs, all the moves and all that energy and excitement that you will love and remember from that classic 1980 film which has cemented their music, look and legacy for over 30 years and the demand for this music will not fade anytime soon.

Blues Brothers Rebooted are performers that deliver a highly entertaining experience that will satisfy people of all ages and musical tastes.

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Sep
30
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 11 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm

kriola 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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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Oct
1
Sun
THE SHANE PACEY TRIO + FRAN LIDDLE & THE HANGED MEN @ Django Bar
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

Shance Pacey6pm doors, 9pm show

The Guitar and Voice of The Bondi Cigars bringing it back home!

In a time when blues is in great danger of being swallowed by the all-encompassing term “roots music,” the very concept of a blues band seems to be almost a quaint idea. SHANE PACEY and BAND are that rare (and becoming rarer!) thing… A dedicated blues band, rather than a solo star with supporting musicians.

Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50’s and 60s.

Fran Liddle bring’s her high energy blues project to Django Bar for the first time! Driving this train is the amazing George Rigatos on Guitar, with the funkiest of funky blues bassmen Serge Cigglione on Bass and the drum virtuoso Ed Rodgrigues keeping it all together. It will get hot and sweaty and sexy all at the same time.

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LOLO LOVINA
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm

lololl7pm door, 9pm show

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring Serbian / Berliner Romani husband Nenad Radic is drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Syd), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Syd), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melb.) and Muharem Sulejman on sax (Melb).

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Oct
3
Tue
AUSTRALIAN TANGO FESTIVAL PRESENTS: THE FESTIVAL CHILLOUT
Oct 3 @ 9:00 pm

Camelot-ATF-chillout-image6.30pm doors, 8pm show

Featuring: The Oblivion Duo, Love Tango class & performance, Jewel Lab Tango Social, Jan Rae drawing the language of dance and Special guests!

The official chillout party of the Australian Tango Festival! The long weekend is host to many incredible events and Camelot is the final stop. The intimate sounds of Daniel Wallace-Crabbe on bandoneon and Daniel Rojas-Gonzales on piano will soothe your soul and move your feet on the dance floor.

Make sure to arrive early for a 7pm beginner tango class with Catrina Bleicher & Nick Young from ‘Love Tango’. The infamous ‘Jewel Lab Tango Practica’ will also be taking place so tango dancers will fill the floor and give a special performance. Artist Jan Rae will use the sounds and movement of tango dance to create a moving artistic work with dancers bodies and you will be delighted throughout the night with more special tango guests! Book your tickets now… sure to be a total sellout!

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Oct
4
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 4 @ 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
5
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Oct 5 all-day

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

 

THE TURNER BROWN BAND
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

turner brown 1a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

‘The Turner Brown Band’, a joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer Dom Turner (of awarded blues act ‘Backsliders’ fame) and Ohio based ‘Sacred Steel’ vocalist and lap-slide guitar sensation Nikki D Brown, return to Australia following the success of the May 2017 tour.

Nikki was born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as ‘Sacred Steel’ and has been described by Guitar World magazine as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”. Renowned blues-artist Dom Turner has spent more than 30 years touring the festival circuit with ‘Backsliders’ as well as various musical collaborations including Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner and Supro.

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Oct
6
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

bump city 1b7pm 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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JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL @ Django Bar
Oct 6 @ 11:45 pm

2J3A91496pm doors, 9pm show

John Kennedy (who Camelot Audiences might remember from Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me ) started his music career in Brisbane in the 1980’s with his first band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. With his new work “JFK and the Midlife Crisis”, John comes full circle, creating a music that relates the story of a mature Inner West musician reflecting on a life lived to an independent music soundtrack.

The band  features original Love Gone Wrong drummer, Peter Timmerman, ex-Wiggle, Murray Cook on guitar and former Pop Mechanics’ leader, Paul Scott on bass. The band will perform some of John’s urban and western hits along with a selection of songs from his new album.

Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khWVsw5WjkM&feature=youtu.be

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Oct
7
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world some of the best songs ever written.

Highlighting the music of Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Morrison, Petty, Segar, Cave, Cash, Mellencamp and so many more. This production will reunite or introduce you to artists and music that will never be forgotten!

Introducing a brand new production from the writer producer of Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story and starring Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar), Matt Ross (Guitar), Wayne Kellett (Bass), Di Solomon (Keys) and George Brugmans (Drums).

Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves!

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THE TALL GRASS (Single Launch) + WIFEY @ Django Bar
Oct 7 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

The Tall Grass make their debut at The Django Bar to launch their latest single Weathervane and its accompanying film clip from their acclaimed album Down the Unmarked Road. For this performance the duo will expand to a four piece via the talents of Jasper Fenton on drums and David Keys on drums.

The Tall Grass is a collaboration between Sydney based singer/songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke). Both members rack up a very impressive and long history in the Australian independent music scene. Peter Fenton is the charismatic frontman for Sydney legends Crow – a band with a formidable underground reputation and a catalogue of four outstanding albums.

Jamie Hutchings was the frontman for the equally iconic Bluebottle Kiss. The group released six albums and cemented themselves as one of Sydney’s great cult acts. He has released a number of solo albums, worked as a producer and currently fronts experimental rock group Infinity Broke.

The duo are a potent and beguiling proposition, taking traditional songwriting forms and twisting them into one -off shapes that both spook and move the listener.

Special guests on the night will be Wifey who themselves have a their debut album available entitled Monsters Rights.

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Oct
8
Sun
MALO MALO: SUNDAY SALSA SESSION @ Django Bar
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm

Malo Malo6pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney-based pianist and producer Danny G Felix and his eight-piece salsa band, Malo Malo, bring the classic live New York (nuyorican) salsa sound to Django Bar for this special Sunday session.  Their music is complex but with raw energy and is great for dancing.

All members of Malo Malo bring many years of experience, great energy, musicality and a real love for salsa which has helped Malo Malo become a favorite among dancers, and music lovers alike. Playing a fiery repertoire of the best and grooviest 70’s Salsa classics, Malo Malo are sure to get you swaying and feeling like you’re at the famous Palladium dance hall in New York.

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MAGGIE FERGUSON & TANGO OZ 2016 in BUENOS AIRES EP LAUNCH
Oct 8 @ 11:45 pm

maggie tango oz IMG_0387A7pm doors, 8pm show

From Sydney to Buenos Aires and back again, join the TangoOz 2016 orchestra one year on, under the direction of Maggie Ferguson, as they reunite for one last tango in the intimate atmosphere of the Camelot Lounge. Some of the most beautiful, nostalgic and seductive music ever composed can be found in Argentine tango. Get ready for a one-off night of live music and dancing as TangoOz 2016 take you on a journey through all of the genre’s most renowned styles and composers in the grandeur of a full ‘orquesta típica’, culminating in the official launch of their first EP, recorded in Buenos Aires in July 2016.

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Oct
11
Wed
RULE 34 presents THE XXXORCIST
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm

images6pm doors, 7.30pm show

Creep into Camelot Lounge for our annual horror show and become victim to a whole host of unfathomably freakish, unusual, creepy and hilarious performances that will make you scream with laughter and no doubt haunt your (wet) dreams for weeks to come.

From perverted Gory Hole games and Evil Head, to severed hand spankings, Rule 34’s multi-stage house of hilarious horrors promises to be a night of Para-abnormal Activity, dishing up an evening of gleefully gross and endearingly nasty shows inspired by classic horror films, the monsters under our bed and the things that go bump in the night.

Always offbeat, erotic, bizarre, unpredictable and wild, this month our humour turns a turn for the dark and delirious . Expect a deeply creepy memorable spectacle!

Don’t snooze on reserving your tickets for our haunted wonderland of weirdness or you’ll miss out.

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Oct
12
Thu
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django Bar
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm

Carole-King-und-James-Tayler6pm doors, 8pm show

A Tapestry of Fire and Rain is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance – the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends (of more than 40 years) and collaborators, prominent Jazz singer Di Bird and Peter O’Regan capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. They are joined in this venture by the master of guitar Steve Brien as Musical Director and Max Alduca on double bass.

Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favourites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must!

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GREGG ARTHUR – LAST CALL
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm

You With Me. Stills7pm doors, 8pm show

With the PETER LOCKE TRIO featuring Craig Scott (bass)
Plus special guests
Eddie Bronson (sax), Jim Pennell (guitar), Anatoli Torjinski (cello)

Gregg Arthur is an Australian singer, songwriter and actor known for his intimate vocal style. Originally from Sydney Australia, Gregg travels all over the world performing the music he loves. His training and education are firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great American Songbook, using his considerable abilities to interpret what he calls the “new standards”, pop and smooth jazz classics.

In Australia and the Asia Pacific Gregg tours and records with the cream of the regions musicians, led by pianist and musical director Peter Locke and renown bassist Craig Scott, drummer Andrew Dickeson, & guitarist Jim Pennell to name only a few.

Gregg Arthur has recorded 8 albums and 7 compilation albums. He has been praised internationally for his original smooth vocal style by Tony Bennett in the United States, Michael Parkinson on the BBC in the UK, and Don Heckman in the LA Times.

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Oct
13
Fri
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django Bar
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm

POSTER NO WRITING6pm doors, 9pm show

Multi award winning soulful blues queens, Liza Ohlback & Kate Lush are joined by Continental Rob Susz (Dynamic Hepnotics) and aria award winning Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra) plus Clayton Doley on Organ/Piano/Vocals, Dave Longo on Guitar/Bass and Greg Ohlback on drums for a Blues & Soul Extravaganza!!!

This is a revue style show with each artist performing their popular originals plus some classic Blue & Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi ,Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more… sizzling vocal duets, gospel harmonies and solid grooves…

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DRAGON: Countdown Oz Chartbusters
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

Iconic band Dragon are back after a raft of sell-out Countdown performances throughout 2016 with round two of the popular tour. Countdown Oz Chartbusters will see Dragon celebrate the best of the Australian chart- toppers, and a swag of the band’s own finest hits. The Countdown Australian Edition is an opportunity for music fans to celebrate an Australian party institution, with a band who know how to put on a celebration.

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Oct
14
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES with OTIS REDDING & FRIENDS CONCERT
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm

otis7pm doors, 9pm show

Come celebrate the hits of one of modern music’s most prolific and soulful entertainers,
Otis Redding…the “King Of Soul”.

This October, some of Sydney’s finest musicians will pay tribute to the sweet soul music of Otis Redding concert at Camelot Lounge. Come and experience his soul classics performed by Sydney’s finest and authentic soul band, Johnny G & the E Types featuring special guest vocalists Julz Di Sisto “Soul Sista #1 ) and Danny “Soul Man” Marx Young plus the E Types horn section.

Just some of the many Otis Redding soul classic hits performed at this series of concerts include Sitting on the dock of the bay, Hard to handle, Mr Pitiful, These Arms of mine, Try a little tenderness, Love Man, Shake, Security, I can’t turn you loose, Pain in my heart, I’ve been loving you too long, Respect…. plus much more soul.
The show will also feature hits by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MGs and mo’.

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Oct
15
Sun
THE DAMIAN WRIGHT (BANDALUZIA) TRIO @ Django Bar
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm

_DSC3447 6pm doors, 8pm show

ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) presents his trio featuring national Jazz awards finalist BEN HAUPTMANN (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc….) on guitars & brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc). Exploring the world of contemporary flamenco music, it’s influences, with unique and personal interpretations of the art form.

In 2014 Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Damian’s ensemble BANDALUZIA was invited last year to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan. Bandaluzia was recently awarded “The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe” at The Sydney Fringe Festival and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney 2014.

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

“I loved the authenticity of this performance, This is blissful music: tabla-fast strums that drench you in tense rhythms; barred left hands with fingered melodies; rock solid beats in rhythms of huge complexity. Just fabulous music and a great eye-opener,” Canberra Jazz.net

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MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm

melandchris-photo-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams are coming back to Camelot! Due to teaching and touring commitments, performances by the duo have become rare events – however both have been active in various other musical guises. Melanie recently arranged and conducted the children’s choir for the last Sydney performance of the Bad Seeds while Chris has been touring and recording with his group The Necks. They will perform a selection from their much-loved five albums, as well as some new unrecorded material.

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Oct
19
Thu
SIMON TEDESCHI presents ‘THE WORLD OF GERSHWIN’
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm
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7pm doors, 8pm show

After 2 sold out shows in August, THE WORLD OF GERSHWIN performed by Australia’s renowned virtuoso SIMON TEDESCHI is coming back to Camelot!

Tedeschi captures the Gershwin repertoire perfectly; with passionate, vivacious performances that are bursting with life and romance. Harmonica legend Larry Adler (who performed with Gershwin himself) said of him: ‘I just wish Gershwin were here – [Simon is] the best exponent of his music I have ever seen.’ The concert will feature classic Gershwin compositions such as Summertime, 3 preludes, I got rhythm, as well as a beautiful solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, alongside some less familiar but certain-to-become-favourite numbers revealing Gershwin’s extraordinary versatility and creativity, and his unfailing ability to delight. And…as a very special treat, Simon will also perform a couple of  his favourite classical pieces!!

“A warmness, and at times an irresistible groove, instils it with a playful energy…Tedeschi inhabits each sound world perfectly, and shades the transitions flawlessly and with great sensitivity.” (Limelight Magazine, 2014)

“Tedeschi is eminently suited to mine the rich variety that is the Gershwin heritage…Tedeschi can dive and dive deeply he does, with a pulsating delivery” (The NewYorkCity Jazz Record 2014).

“It’s in the solo works that Tedeschi’s art is best savoured, and nowhere more so than in the solo version of Rhapsody in Blue. Here, Tedeschi…really soars” (Limelight Magazine, 2014)

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Oct
20
Fri
CASS EAGER & THE VELVET ROPE (Single Launch) @ Django Bar
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

Cass-Eager-2017-web6pm doors, 9pm Show

Cass Eager has a brand new beat and she’s hitting Django Bar with her band this October to send new single ‘Ain’t No Stopping Me’ off into the world.

She plays with her band, or alone, and while both are different magnificent beasts, one thing is constant – her voice. It carries like the wind and slams you right in your gut where you want it to. She could ‘sing the phone book to you and you wouldn’t get bored’, says Diesel.

She also loves a good story and a good laugh, and her shows are just as much about heartwarming and entertaining tales as they are about the music.

Some artists take a hiatus to write, some to travel, and others to re-ignite their creative inspiration. Cass Eager has done something a little more pragmatic with her recent years, and the result is two small children, Hank and Lois. But she’s back – better than ever – and ready to tell the world to step aside with her new single.

www.casseager.com

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PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE. THE PURPLE DOVES band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

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Oct
21
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm

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

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Oct
26
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand after a string of sell out shows and 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).

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AZNAVOUR & FRIENDS with MILKO FOUCAULT – LARCHE @ Django Bar
Oct 26 @ 11:45 pm

milko

6pm door, 8pm show

“ Milko’s first Aznavour show in Australia after his London debut at the iconic Brasserie Zedel – Live at Zedel”

Over the last few years, award winning entertainer Milko Foucault – Larche, has emerged as one of the leading ambassadors of French popular music in Australia.  In 2009, Milko won a prestigious “MO” Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER in Australia with the Aznavour show and in 2013; for the 10 Year Anniversary of the show, Milko brought the music of the Legendary Frenchman to The Sydney Opera House in a revamped version directed by English Actor Barry Quin.

In “ Aznavour & Friends”, Milko combines some famous ingredients to dish out “la crème de la crème” of French Chanson. A slice of Piaf, a dab of Trenet, a pinch of Bécaud and a spoonful of Aznavour!  Et voilà le dîner est servi ( dinner is served)… Bon appétit !… And for good measure, Milko adds some International French songs to an already appealing “Musical Degustation menu”

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Oct
27
Fri
BARRIO LATIN SOUL @ Django Bar
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Following fantastic dance nights at Camelot ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to transport you to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.

Fusing African American R&B and Soul with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno and mainly sung in English, the Latin Soul and Boogaloo movement in the 1960’s had a huge influence on the growing Salsa scene in the 1970’s. The unique funky 11-piece all-star band ‘Barrio Soul’ celebrates the era in style and features members of well-known groups, Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno and will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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LLOYD SPIEGEL
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm

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Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce he is heading back to Sydney and Camelot Lounge!

“Australian blues and roots icon Lloyd Spiegel, in his first Bluesfest appearance, holds his own full house in the palm of his hand, just him and his trusty Cole Clark, a full swag of songs, a full tote of stories told with humour and aplomb, the man able to make his guitar do anything at all as he tells tales both tall and true, his own superbly written material marrying with blues standards in a way few others are able to manage. The man is a mountain, he’ll surely be back.” Sam Fell – Rolling Stone

www.lloydspiegel.com

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Oct
28
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

kavalo6pm doors, 9pm show

Following huge shows this year, KAVALO will be back at Django Bar with their funky mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Sambarock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. A powerful combination that is guaranteed to pump the dance floor and transport you to the hot nights of Brazil… Obs: Dancing shoes are mandatory!!!

Think positive vibes, happy music and a pumping dance floor!!!

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MARSALA
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

“Every groove was somewhere between vibrant and irresistible, and virtually every solo raised the stakes of its host song, whether it was Khusid’s diamond-edged trumpet blazing on Dark Eyes or Stojcevski’s machine-gun alto on Wedding Cocek. For 140 minutes this was music as art and for dancing all at once; music for going a little crazy. And the community that goes crazy together sticks together.” John Shand SMH

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Oct
29
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR: SPAIN AND BEYOND
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

Spain and Beyond will transport you from the exotic sounds of Moorish Spain into the rich musical tapestry of the Mediterranean, including hot-blooded Spanish and Ladino songs La Serena and Angelitos Negros; the evocative allure of Rodrigo’s Aranjuez; the popular Greek folk melodies Yerakina and Misirlou; the passionate Israeli/Arabic song We Brought Peace Upon Us with its dazzling percussive artistry; the rousing desert sounds of Ofra Haza’s Innocent pleading for the fate of refugees; the well known Judeo-Spanish song Adio Querida in tango style with castanet flair; Adamo’s world music classic Inshallah and haunting soundscapes of Brazilian Carnival and love songs…

Dahlia will be accompanied by Versatile and innovative musicians, with Llew Kiek’s Worldsound flair (guitar, oud, bouzouki), Mark Harris’ percussive double Bass and mellow vocals, Eddie Bronson’s “hot” musical interpretations, Marilyn Schock’s artistry on castanets and other percussive instruments.

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Nov
3
Fri
RICK PRICE BROUGHT TO LIFE: A DEAD MAN WALKING TOUR
Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Heaven knows Rick Price has enjoyed the type of enduring success that many struggling young artists will only ever dream of. The 90’s set Rick on a soaring trajectory with smash hits, ‘Heaven Knows’, ‘Not A Day Goes By’, ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘River Of Love’. His broad repertoire of eight albums and music industry awards including the prestigious APRA Song Of The Year award have made Rick a household name. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey at Rick’s live shows, dancing in the aisles and joining him on stage for a sing along, there will be smiles all around the room with this upbeat set. The classics are still there, along with tracks from his current album.

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THE BALKANICS @ Django Bar
Nov 3 @ 11:45 pm

6pm door, 9pm show

The Balkanics play high-energy music from the Balkans (especially Macedonia). The music is energetic, infectious and very danceable. As well as traditional tunes, many of them Gypsy or Roma in origin, their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures. Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will intoxicate you, the hypnotic energy of their improvisations dragging you onto the dance floor. Cast away your worldly woes and be transported to a universe inhabited by extravagant rhythmic variation and catchy melodic invention.

The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak (sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax, flute) & Tunji Beier (drums).

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Nov
4
Sat
BABY ET LULU!!!
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm

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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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Nov
5
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

2007 R36 George Doukas7pm doors, 8pm show

Following another sell out show in June, George Doukas brings his 10 pce ensemble to Camelot Lounge on 5 November for another evening of musical acrobatics.

“Greek music with a classic twist”! The D Strings is an ensemble which combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. Mix that with two vocals, piano and a rhythm section and you have a sound which is truly unique.

The music is a mix of different genres of Greek music including contemporary and rembetiko. You can listen or you can dance – the choice is yours. Either way, you can be assured of a memorable evening.

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Nov
9
Thu
EMMA PASK
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm

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Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask is heading back to Camelot!!!

Recently nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album, she is super excited to be hitting the road again and sharing her music with you all.

“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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Nov
10
Fri
THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, NEIL YOUNG and TOM PETTY @ Django Bar
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

sicarios6pm doors, 9pm 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!

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Nov
17
Fri
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm

xtc7pm doors, 9pm show

Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation. For this show they narrow their focus to the 1980 album Black Sea, arguably their first mature album. It’s full of cracking tunes and musical wizardry, yet still packs the punch and menace of their early work. Scarecrow People will present the album in full in one set, and a rag-and-bone buffet of other choice cuts in another.

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

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THE PROTESTERS @ Django Bar
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm

Protetsers6pm doors, 9pm show

After a run of sold out shows this year, The Protesters are coming back to Django Bar!

THE PROTESTERS are an eight-piece band featuring members from different cultural backgrounds and ages. Their love of reggae has given them a palate create a new sound in this genre. Now with a three-piece horn section, backing vocalists and four-piece rhythm section, lead vocalist, Pat Powell is able to deliver the message with serious conviction.

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Nov
18
Sat
GIRLS ON THE AVENUE @ Django Bar
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm

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Sydney rock band Girls on The Avenue represents a busy intersection of musical histories and preoccupations. Long-time singer-songwriters Tania Bowra and Mel Forbes have performed and collaborated with local notables like Wendy Matthews, Jenny Morris, Jimmy Little, Stiff Gins.. and ‘internationals’ Air Supply, Eddi Reader, Jimmy Webb among others. Drummer Julia Day’s steady hand has galvanised the sounds of many great Australian artists – Robyn Dunn, Geoff Achison, Ursula Yovich among others. Trumpeter Minnie Ryan (Green Hand Band, The Vegas Nerve), and bassist Rachel Aracan in turn make up a sound that’s harmony rich, rhythm replete and makes your heart dance somehow!

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Nov
19
Sun
LINDI ORTEGA (CANADA)
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Lindi7pm doors, 8pm show

On the back of the recently released EP, “Til The Goin’ Gets Gone”, Lindi Ortega has announced her return to Australia with a string of shows including a Sydney show at Camelot Lounge, accompanied by side guitarist whizz, James “Champagne” Robertson and her band.

Ortega’s guitar-playing chops and innate country music instincts put her in an elite group of artists; 
she has earned an unusually inclusive type of success with both indie cred and mainstream country recognition. From supporting Carrie Underwood on the CMA Awards to her opening slot on Chris Stapleton’s recent Canadian arena tour, Ortega is a sought-after and unique personality in Nashville’s music community and beyond.

Don’t miss this show!

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Nov
20
Mon
An Intimate Evening With ACHINOAM NINI (Israel)
Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm

ISR-achinoam-nini7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot Lounge is proud to announce that it will be welcoming famed Israeli singer and peace activist Achinoam Nini, known internationally as ‘Noa’, as part of her debut Australian tour!

Noa is Israel’s leading international concert and recording artist, having shared the stage with superstars such as Sting, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Andrea Bocelli and many more.

Noa’s strongest influences come from the singer-songwriters of the 60s, such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. These musical and lyrical sensibilities, combined with Noa’s Yemenite roots and Gil’s strong background in jazz have created Noa and Gil’s unique sound.

Noa plays percussion, guitar and piano and is both a dynamic performer and an amazing goodwill ambassador. She sings in six languages, has collaborated with Symphony Orchestras around the world, and performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, including the White House, the Vatican, Rome’s Colosseum and Carnegie Hall.

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Nov
23
Thu
DAO of DYLAN (MELB)
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm

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Following a sellout debut tour earlier this year, Monique diMattina and Rebecca Barnard present the Dao of Dylan.  Recently awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Bob Dylan is arguably the most important songwriter of our time.

In this historic collaboration, Monique and Rebecca combine their considerable blues/jazz/rock/roots forces – drawing from Rebecca’s royal jazz heritage and rock stardom as leader of Rebecca’s Empire, and Monique’s unlimited piano skills and songstress powers honed through years treading the boards in New York City – to thrill fans of Dylan and the art of song.

Hear well known chapters from the ‘Book of Bob’ soulfully re-interpreted, while these two celebrated songwriters tell tall and telling tales on the mystic resonance of Dylan’s work in their lives and music.
Hear ‘Don’t Think Twice’ boogie thrashed, ‘The Man in the Long Black Coat’ re-worked to Twin Peaks eeriness and ALL the Dylan songs that start with the line ‘Early in the Morning’.. who stole from who (Dylan? The Beatles? The Stones? Joan Baez?) how to stay Forever Young and much much more!

 

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Nov
24
Fri
THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
Nov 24 @ 11:45 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

BACK AFTER 2 MASSIVE SOLD OUT SHOWS LAST YEAR!!!

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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Nov
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm

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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
26
Sun
FAMOUS BLUE RAINCOAT @ Django Bar
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm

FBR Photo6pm doors, 8pm show

Famous Blue Raincoat: Early Tom Waits meets late Jo Henry while waiting for Leonard Cohen to show.

The Famous Blue Raincoat comprises Vocalist/songwriter/lyricist Wayne Gillespie and drummer/percussionist Rob Grosser and who have conjured up a collection of songs built around Mr Grossers rhythms with lyrics inspired by the songs of Leonard Cohen .

Guest musicians on the recording and on the night include jazz saxophonist Ric Robertson (EON, D.I.G., Baecastuff), Stringed virtuoso from NY/NZ Nigel Gavin (Jews Brothers/Robert Fripp) on Guitar/Banjo and the wonderful Evelyn Duprai on backing vocals. More guests to be announced.

Wayne Gillespie has shared the stage with the likes of Suzanne Vega, Bluesman Chris Whitley, Neil Finn, Dave Dobbyn, Stan Ridgway, Colin Hay, Ed Keupper and Neil Murray to name a few.

And Rob Grosser has worked with some of Australia’s best musicians including the late Pete Wells of Rose Tattoo, Jimmy Barnes, guitarist Tim Gaze and as well as overseas artists such as Bob Margolin (ex- Muddy Waters), and Deep Purple ‘s Jon Lord & Ian Gillian.

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Dec
1
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

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Back after massive sold out shows in May & August! Unlocking The Doors has rapidly built up a strong following throughout NSW – a must see outfit totally dedicated to bringing you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors. The band consists of 4 Wollongong-based musicians who have single-mindedly set out to capture the magic of this intoxicating music – taking you back in time with a stunning & unmissable showcase.

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
Dec 1 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

1966 – It Was A Very Good Year – the song was a huge hit for Frank Sinatra and, a few years later, Lee Hazlewood recorded a somewhat bizarre version on 40, the album that commemorated his fortieth birthday.

Not without irony, this is the theme for our end of year bash at The Camelot Lounge on Friday, December 1.

So if you want to try and blot out, if only for an evening, the massed indignities of 2017 – Trump, the alt-right demonstrations, the same-sex marriage debacle, the Parliamentary dual-citizenship farce, the re-emerging threat of a nuclear war sparked by North Korea or whatever else affronted you during the year – then this is your night to do it.

Or maybe you do have something to celebrate. There’s no better way than to revisit the catalogue of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood one of pop’s weirdest pairings who created some of 60s America’s most iconic pop.

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 rock and country their way through These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, Up, Up & Away, the trippy Some Velvet Morning and some more obscure gems from the Nancy & Lee catalogue.

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Dec
13
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows this year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

 

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Dec
14
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows this year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

 

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