Jun
28
Wed
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

lisa schouw The Other Woman 1b

7pm doors, 8pm show

“It’s hard to imagine anyone doing this better.” John Shand, SMH

“The bottom end of Schouw’s contralto was as opulent as some 300 year old cello.” John Shand, SMH 2017

After a recent SOLD OUT show Lisa Schouw and Peter Bailey return to the Camelot Lounge on Wed 28 and Thu 29 (Sold Out) June.

Lisa Schouw shares the life and songs of legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist Nina Simone, leader of a generation of musicians, in the acclaimed show, The Other Woman: The Life & Music of Nina Simone. Along with Musical Director Peter Bailey, Schouw weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs and shines a new light on her finest and darkest hours.

The Other Woman explores the artist behind classic songs such as My Baby Just Cares for Me, House of the Rising Sun, Four Women, and I Loves You Porgy, as Simone’s troubled life is gently and lovingly revealed.

“Fans of Nina Simone – and everyone else – should let Lisa Schouw put her spell on them. The songs and stories are lovingly and seamlessly integrated, and, just as Simone herself will not soon be forgotten, nor will Schouw’s sumptuously-rich voice.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Jun
29
Thu
An Evenng of Inter-Continental Bohemia with BELLE JAR + MY SAUCE GOOD! @ Django Bar
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

Alan KIncade Fun-In-The-Street-belle jar on the stoop6pm doors, 8pm show

POP, SWING & FRENCH CHANSON WITH GYPSY RHYTHMS! Belle Jar’s infectious energy has spread from venue to venue, festival to festival over the last few years. Their genuine interaction with people and their passion for what they do has led audiences to “not want to see any other band for a while.” Established in 2011 in the Blue Mountains of Australia, Belle Jar plays an original blend of gypsy, Klezmer, swing and pop styles, with English and French lyrics. They tell stories of urban disenchantment and breaking out of the ordinary with wild rhythms and melodies that get audiences up and dancing. My Sauce Good plays creative original music with the added MSG flavour.  French-English-Italian-Spanish songs raw and tasty just like you need. Sexy Bohemian and Stark. Female Vocals, Male Guitar, a Drum Machine of indeterminate gender, and a grooving live percussionist. Influenced by 1960s Guitar Rock, Afro Grooves, New Wave, World Music, Ballads, and Lo-fi quirky beats.

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THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

lisa schouw The Other Woman 1b

7pm doors, 8pm show

“It’s hard to imagine anyone doing this better.” John Shand, SMH

“The bottom end of Schouw’s contralto was as opulent as some 300 year old cello.” John Shand, SMH 2017

After a recent SOLD OUT show Lisa Schouw and Peter Bailey return to the Camelot Lounge on Wed 28 and Thu 29 (Sold Out) June.

Lisa Schouw shares the life and songs of legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist Nina Simone, leader of a generation of musicians, in the acclaimed show, The Other Woman: The Life & Music of Nina Simone. Along with Musical Director Peter Bailey, Schouw weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs and shines a new light on her finest and darkest hours.

The Other Woman explores the artist behind classic songs such as My Baby Just Cares for Me, House of the Rising Sun, Four Women, and I Loves You Porgy, as Simone’s troubled life is gently and lovingly revealed.

“Fans of Nina Simone – and everyone else – should let Lisa Schouw put her spell on them. The songs and stories are lovingly and seamlessly integrated, and, just as Simone herself will not soon be forgotten, nor will Schouw’s sumptuously-rich voice.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Jun
30
Fri
DUSTY RAVENS (Single Launch) + LOW DOWN RIDERS@ Django Bar
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Dusty Ravens May17

6pm doors, 9pm show

Your favourite Mariachi-infused, outlaw country inspired band, Dusty Ravens, are back to launch their single ‘Low Down Jimmy’ from forthcoming album of the same name.

Join the trail and listen in to songs about salvation, heartbreak and love, tragedy, hard times, and damnation, with heroes and villains all set through the deserts of Mexico and Arizona, and wrapped up in a horn driven Mexican whirlwind, and baked solid by the sun and the heat.

Part Morricone, part Mackenna’s Gold, Dusty Ravens new flavour of Mariachi-country sees the buzzards circle and the vultures eye a dry and unforgiving land, where trouble and redemption go hand in hand.

There is no one quite like Dusty Ravens and they’ll be joined by the incomparable Low Down Riders and their six piece band inspired by the musical gumbo that is New Orleans street music.

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MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm

Mental-as-anything 1A7pm doors, 9pm show

Perennial Australian favourites Mental As Anything come back to Camelot Lounge!

The pop-rock band has been recording and touring for 40 years after forming in Sydney in 1976 and having 25 top 40 hits in Australia. The band has also put together about 20 albums.

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

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Jul
1
Sat
NADYA & ZORAN’ S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

Nadya at Forge7pm doors, 9pm show

This Saturday night Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will turn Camelot Lounge into “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse”. “Balkan Gypsy Firecrackers will rub shoulders with French chanson,”with some tango, and Italian classics in between.

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. Zoran’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound..fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trils.”(John Shand, SMH, The Age)

The band’s propulsive thick pile sound includes Zoran and Sasa Todorovic, father and son on accordions, Dario Moconja on electric bass, James Tawardos on tambourine and cahon percussion, Stepfen Lalor on mandolin, Samuel Golding on trumpet, and Leonid Beshle on piano and saxophone and Arne Hanna on guitar. This Saturday night will guarantee audences a fun night of dancing and passion.


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JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL @ Django Bar
Jul 1 @ 10:00 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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Jul
2
Sun
FORRÓ NIGHT with FORALL BAND & SYDNEY FORRÓ DANCE @ Django Bar
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

forall 1a6pm doors, 8pm show

Come and join us as Django Baris transported to the streets of Brazil!!

Forró is a style Brazilian music that originated in Northeastern Brazil. It encompasses various dance styles as well as a number of different Brazilian rhythms.

In 2013 ForAll Band was born in Madrid as an idea, becoming a reality and spreading the Forró culture in Sydney since 2014.

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THE SYDNEY SACRED MUSIC FUNDRAISER
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

Sacred Music Festival Fundraiser pic no heading

7pm doors, 8pm show

Come and be moved by virtuosic performances of the rare, beautiful and astonishing music and colour from around the world and our suburbs. Music from temples, festivals and hidden traditions.

A night to build our community of Festival supporters and promises to change your internal chemistry by showcasing several sacred traditions and by having lots of interactive fun led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Derkyi and featuring some of Sydney’s best world music artists.


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Jul
5
Wed
RULE 34: SCIENCE FRICTION
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm

rule 34 IMG_85806pm doors, 7pm show

Rule 34’s theme for July is SCIENCE FRICTION.

RULE 34 – meaning if it exists or can be imagined, there is porn of it. No exceptions!

Erotic, absurd, filthy, fearless, funny and always unexpected – RULE 34 is a part-performance, part-storytelling event held monthly that pokes at the boundaries of controversy, while celebrating local underground performance talent.

No 2 shows are the same!

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Jul
6
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Jul 6 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

 

ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS (MONDO ROCK/DADDY COOL)
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

Ross-Wilson2

7pm doors, 8pm show

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist to songwriter, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most respected and well-known artists! From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering hits such as ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come said The Boy’ before Ross left to pursue a solo career. Come see a legend of rock and his band ‘The Peaceniks’ perform their debut Camelot show!

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Jul
7
Fri
LIZA OHLBACK & JAZZMANIA ALBUM LAUNCH + BEK JENSEN @ Django Bar
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm

Jazz cover chequered6pm doors, 9pm show

Blues /Jazz songstress Liza Ohlback joins legendary Keyboard/Bass player Sam McNally (John Farnham, Stylus) and Greg Ohlback to launch their new CD Jazzmania. (Jazz but not as we know it) The CD titled “Whole Lotta …” is a collection of Jazz/Blues/Latin styled tunes plus some whacky versions of tunes like “Whole lotta Love” and “That’s Alright Mama” and was launched recently at Thredbo Jazz festival. A unique band with a BIG sound and a Jazz fuelled twist on some classic songs. Liza is well known as a chain award winning Blues artist , a very versatile singer she was one of the female singers to sing at the Opera House for the Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, a member of First Ladies of soul and the star of Pearl – the Janis Joplin story.

Opening the night is Sydney musician Bek Jensen, a cheeky, soulful, electro pop songstress who aims to make the heart sing.

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FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jul 7 @ 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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Jul
8
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Jul 8 @ 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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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm

moncam.jpg7pm 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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Jul
9
Sun
BACI DA FELLINI
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

baci7pm doors, 8pm show

Two cheeky Italian beauties front this quirky jazz combo dedicated to 60’s Italian swing, cinema and the era of La Dolce Vita.

After a sold out first show in April, this will be Baci da Fellini Camelot Lounge debut… Stupenda!!

Featuring music of Sophia Loren, Quartetto Cetra, Nino Rota and Mina, it will be fabulous night of music and fun.

Carlotta Centanni – Vocals
Courtney Severini – Piano/Vocals
Jess Ciampa – Percussion/Vocals
Brett Hirst – Double Bass
Mark Eliott – Sax

www.bacidaFellini.com

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ON THE STOOP + DR. KONG & THE STEM CELLS @ Django Bar
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

on the kong6pm doors, 8pm show

On The Stoop bounce between infectious Eastern-European, Tango, Balkan and Spaghetti-Western all with a punk zeal. Love, chickens, trains, television, birds, snakes, war, the neighbours and naturalism are only some of the themes they address. A 6-piece band of fine musicians means On The Stoop has all that is required to bring romance, anguish, exuberance and insanity to their music – with roots in vaudeville, theatre, the blues and Balkan music.

Born in an underground test lab, Dr.Kong & the Stem Cells have traveled back in time to bring you the language of the future – music! So let’s get together and communicate through this wonderful energy called ‘Funk’. Remember…. you can’t spell ‘Funk’ with out the ‘Fun’.

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Jul
13
Thu
MICHAEL FIX (BRIS) @ Django Bar
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

Michael FIX 1a

6pm doors, 8pm show

Brisbane-based, three times Golden Guitar winner Michael Fix is known as a leading exponent of contemporary acoustic guitar, and a consummate performer. His fretboard skills, unique style, story-telling and good-natured humour have earned him an international reputation as a concert drawcard.

Over the past two decades,Michael has been touring widely throughout the world and has released 15 albums. His latest release is the evocative Bending Air, which features a collection of exquisite new original pieces, together with unique arrangements of some of the songs that have inspired him over the years.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch Michael in concert, in his only Sydney show for 2017.

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CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

 The-Necks-Chris-Abrahams7pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney pianist Chris Abrahams has been a member of the Benders, Laughing Clowns, and The Necks to name a few. He has recorded several solo albums, as well as collaborations with Melanie Oxley from the Sparklers and as a session musician with the likes artists such as The Church, The Whitlams, Midnight Oil, Wendy Matthews, Skunkhour and Silverchair.

Join us for a rare intimate night as Chris presents some of his incredible solo material.

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Jul
14
Fri
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION with BABY ET LULU!!!
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

baby et7pm doors, 9pm show

Come and celebrate Bastille Day at Camelot Lounge with Baby et Lulu!!!

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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HELLO TUT TUT (Melb) + BALTIC BAR MITZVAH @ Django Bar
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

hello tut tut 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

High energy performances of original and traditional world music with an Eastern European flair.

Melbourne based 7-piece Hello Tut Tut descend on Sydney with the release of their new single Samba Tanz, which, as the name suggests unites their Eastern European sounds with Latin rhythms and grooves. Hello Tut Tut uniquely and seamlessly tie together threads of old with youthful enthusiasm, and their arrangements of traditional tunes lead you through momentous times of dance and celebration.

Self described as providers of “adequate fun” and “proper happiness”, Hello Tut Tut play an eclectic mix of Klezmer classics, Balkan bangers and Eastern European party pieces and are sure to bring a “smile to the feet” and a “tap to the face”.

Release your inner gypsy, shake your booty and stomp your feet. Come celebrate and fill the night air with the sound of ‘Baltic Bar Mitzvah’. Largely improvised fusion of European Folk, Tango, Jazz Standards, Originals and Contemporary Grooves. Great music for people to both sit back and listen, or to get up and Dance.

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Jul
16
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS: Fundraiser for Jewish House Crisis Center
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

Klezmer-Divas-featuring-Fay-Sussman 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Fay Sussman the Klezmer Divas are hosting a fundraising concert for support for Jewish House. A Community Crisis Centre.

The funds raised will be used to buy a truck for the centre which they need to pick up donations of furniture ,clothing, and all kind of house hold items that they will distribute to those who need it most.

The artists involved are Fay Sussman, Ilan Kidron, Leonie Cohen, Eddie Bronson ,Anatoli Torjinski and John Maddox!! The Music will be Jazz, Klezmer, contemporary and fun .

Jewish House provides 24/7 Crisis Support to all who seek their services.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/it-is-a-jewish-house-but-there-will-still-be-christmas-celebrations-20151216-glp2gj.html

If you can’t make it and/or would still like to make a donation to this desperately needed cause please do so at https://www.gofundme.com/transport-for-jewish-house-clients and mention “Van Fundraiser” in the comments. Thank you!

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SWING NIGHT with GREG POPPLETON @ Django Bar
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm

1920s+jazz+trio6pm doors, 9pm show

Come down for a night of Swing Music and Dance as Greg Poppleton & Band transport you to a 1920’s dancehall.

“Greg has captured the 1920s vocal style to perfection,” Kevin Jones, former jazz critic for The Australian

“Captures the essence of the 1930s swing years with uncanny accuracy,” eJazzNews.com (USA)

“We must say, Greg Poppleton’s music always hits the spot – so authentic sounding!” Women’s Vintage Radio (USA)

Greg Poppleton has loved 1920s jazz and 1930s swing since the age of 3 when he saw Louis Armstrong solo cornet on TV. Since then, Greg has spread the word about this golden age of dance music, when bands played live nightly on the radio and singers sang brilliantly constructed lyrics that were both personal and universal in their meaning.

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Jul
19
Wed
JOSEPH TAWADROS & JAMES TAWADROS: LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD CD LAUNCH (UK)
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Tawadros Brothers

7pm doors, 8pm show

Joseph Tawadros – Oud
James Tawadros – Percussion
with special guest Matt McMahon on Piano

Three time ARIA Award winning Tawadros brothers aren’t afraid to try new things. Challenging traditional musical forms and pushing boundaries, they bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage.

Together they perform the original music of Joseph Tawadros. Josephs Middle Eastern flavoured compositions constantly push the boundaries of melody and metre and are a rare combination of highly emotional music intertwined with boundless energy. True musicianship of the highest degree.

See them in an intimate and rare concert celebrating their new CD ‘Live at Abbey Road’ which they recorded at the iconic studio in London earlier this year.

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Jul
20
Thu
THE AHERN BROTHERS ALBUM LAUNCH feat. JOSH RENNIE-HYNES & STEVE GRADY @ Django Bar
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

ab6pm doors, 8pm show

Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016.

Immediate comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel or The Everly Brothers in terms of storytelling and harmonies are to be expected. The singing and performances are world class, but freedom and playfulness are what make The Ahern Brothers incredibly refreshing. Organic, cohesive, pure and spacious, these are two incredibly talented young Songwriters who joined their skills to create the best songs they possibly could.

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Jul
21
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm

jg7pm 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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LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage rock show @ Django Bar
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm

metak 1a

6pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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Jul
22
Sat
JESSE YOUNAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm

Jesse Younan

7pm doors, 9pm show

This is a special evening when a collection of some of Sydney’s finest singer/songwriters pay tribute to Jesse Younan’s masterful song writing by performing a collection of his songs.

Sydney singer/songwriter Jesse Younan passed away on 22 July, 2008 after a short battle with leukaemia after just finishing his fourth studio album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’. The album has received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing and masterful songwriting.

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

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


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PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django Bar
Jul 22 @ 10:00 pm

pape 3a6pm doors, 9pm show

Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music, Chosani Afrique is catchy, soulful, energetic and powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional african costumes and irresistibly danceable songs. A captivating live band, Chosani Afrique invite you to one of the best african parties in town!

Pape Mbaye is an multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon and Guitar. His original songs are based upon traditional proverbs and stories. Pape has an undeniable ability to unlock all inhibitions, igniting the senses in his dynamic compositions and powerful delivery.

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Jul
23
Sun
TIMBRE FLAWS + URBAN VOICES: AN ACAPPELLA BIG NIGHT IN
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm

urban voices7pm doors, 8pm show

Two of Sydney’s best choirs doing what they do best – vocal versions of immortal pop classics by Dusty Springfield, U2, Aretha Franklin, Fleet Foxes, Patti Smith, Ed Shearan, The Go-Betweens, Missy Higgins, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Lior and lots more.

Urban Voices came within a whisker of winning the Australian Choral Championships recently, under director Alez Pringle. They are in superb form, and have been described as ‘A Capella Alchemists’ who will make you sigh, cry, smile or tap your feet.

Timbre Flaws is freshly inspired by their second amazing trip to the villages of Vanuatu, and will showcase its extraordinary cast of soloists.

Acappella purists should note that some musical instruments may be used (but not harmed) in this concert.

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Jul
27
Thu
SHANE NICHOLSON ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

Shane-Nicholson 1a7pm doors, 8pm Show

3 times ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson returns to Camelot to launch his new album!

Shane has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, through his first solo albums It’s A Movie, Faith & Science and Familiar Ghosts, his hugely successful collaborations with then-wife Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, to his more recent works Bad Machines, live album Pitch Roll & Yaw, and his latest offering, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning Hell Breaks Loose.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field, not only in his native Australia where he is the current CMAA Alternative Album of the Year recipient, but also in the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.

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Jul
28
Fri
Peruvian National Day Party with SARAMBE!!!
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Sarambe 27pm doors, 8pm show

SARAMBE is an 8 piece Afro Peruvian band powered by typical afro peruvian percussion; cajon, congas, bongo, cowbell, chekere and quijada (donkey’s jawbone!) and brought to harmonic life with flamenco and jazz influenced guitar, bass and violin, plus passionate lead vocals and beautiful harmonies. The music evolved from rhythms of Africa brought to Peru with the early slave trade, then fused with harmony of Spanish and later jazz influences. A combination of the high energy, joyous festejo with the groovy, dark and sensuous lando, the romantic and emotional vals peruano, as well as other rhythms, gives range and variety to the textures and tempos of the repertoire. For dancers and listeners alike.


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Jul
29
Sat
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE presents YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

nancy

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of You Only Live Twice with their return to the Camelot Lounge for the first time in 2017.

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl,  – the Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamorous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience.

“The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos”

“sassy…sensual, haunting”

Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage

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Jul
30
Sun
CHARLIE McMAHON (GONDWANALAND) @ Django Bar
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm

charlie6pm doors, 8pm show

Australian legend Charlie McMahon is making his debut at Django Bar!

After losing his arm at the age 16, Charlie soon mastered his prosthetic ‘hook’ arm ,and his desire to experiment led him to invent new concepts of playing didjeridu such as the pitch change didjeribone that has enhanced the potential for didjeridu in contemporary music.

Founder of the award winning Gondwanaland, Charlie has performed on the film sound tracks of Mad Max and Priscilla Queen of the Desert while his live collaborations include a diverse palette including Ted Egan, Carlos Peron, Jane’s Addiction, Bart Willoughby, and Midnight Oil to name a few.

Come and join for a night of stories and music as Charlie talks about his life and plays some of the music that has made him the iconic Australian that he is. Don’t miss this rare Sydney show!

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CHRIS GUDU & THE JAZZ CHAPTER @ Django Bar
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Typical of the Southern African afro-jazz, the Jazz Chapter is a blend of soothing yet energising rhythms and melodies.
Chris Gudu is well known in the Sydney music scene for his unmistakable township jive grooves going back to the days of Jive Kayana to the present day of the Afro Pamoja and Chris Gudu Band. Over the years the batarist Gudu has been known as a singer-bass player. Being a non-conventional musician he found a way of playing his four string passion in a different sort of way and came up with what he calls the batar. His brand new project is the brain child of the batar, a bass with guitar strings. The Jazz Chapter launches its debut album Power of Love at the Django Bar with the full band of six, comprising the horn section, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums.

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FLAMENCO DEL MAR
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Flamenco Diva, Marina Tamayo is bringing to Sydney the musical stylings celebrated in Madrid’s famous tapas bars with her acclaimed company, Flamenco Del Mar.

Fusing traditional Flamenco with its heavy Gypsy influence with modern Hispanic, this night will be a passionate journey in innovative music and dance.

A traditional cultural immersion, a night of Spanish music, song and dance. Featuring: Rut Santamaria de Madrid, El Cepero, Aitor Hernandez, Marina Tamayo, Juan Carlos Matta. Crowd participation encouraged – crowd sevillanas mandatory…

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Aug
4
Fri
I AM WOMAN @ Django Bar
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm

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Featuring: Morgana (Nitocris) Carrie Phillis (The Boobytraps) Lizzie Mack (The Soul Movers) Murray Cook (Wiggles) Pip Hoyle (Radio Birdman) Stu Wilson (The Loose Pills) Andy Newman (The Visitors, Rolf Knudsen, The Volcanoes)

I am Woman showcases songs chronologically: from the late 30’s Jazz era, by singers like Julie London and Ella Fitzgerald and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, to 60s girl groups like The Ronettes and The Shirelles to 70s and 80’s rock and soul singers such as Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith then into Blondie, both the Chrissies (Amphlett and Hines) and many more.

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DRAGON: Countdown Oz Chartbusters
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

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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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Aug
6
Sun
MAGGIE FERGUSON TANGO & FRIENDS
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

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MFT & Friends present an evening of exceptional tango beauty. Be introduced to the sultry beauty of the tangos of the golden age (1940s) to the brilliance of Tango Nuevo (post 1955), including the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, played by the quintet line up for which he wrote them.

MFT & Friends are: Maggie Ferguson, bandoneon and violin, Francis Carreon, piano, Isabella Brown double bass, Andrew Baker violin and Murilo Tanouye electric guitar. We will be joined by tango flute virtuoso, Paulina Fain from Buenos Aires and guest tango dancers Kseniya and Craig Petersen, 2016 Australian Latin Dance champions.

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Aug
11
Fri
THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, NEIL YOUNG and TOM PETTY @ Django Bar
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

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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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THE SOUL KINDA FEELING REVUE
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm

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Back by Popular Demand, The SOUL KINDA FEELING REVUE!!!

Playing all the hits:

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

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

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

 

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Aug
12
Sat
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

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Back after a massive sold out show in May, “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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Aug
13
Sun
EDITH PIAF & FRIENDS with DAHLIA DIOR
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

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A kaleidoscopic performance that brings to life the passionate Edith Piaf and the Parisian connection. A cutting edge look at Paris 30s – 60s. With Piaf and her contemporaries.

The show is a tribute to the legendary musical icons of French cabaret, with a selection of Edith Piaf’s evocative and much loved songs, including La Vie En Rose, Mon Dieu, Le Gitan, and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien; also, Charles Trenét’s evergreen Quereste’til and Jacque Brel’s heart-wrenching If You Go Away to name a few.

Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, traveling the world for many years, helped by “hot” musicians: Marcello Maio’s great artistry (piano, accordion), Mark Harris’ musicality and ‘joi de vivre’ (bass, vocals), Eddie Bronson’s virtuosity (sax, clarinet, accordion).

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Aug
18
Fri
GRACE KNIGHT
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Grace Knight is one of the most enduring talents in Australian music. With ARIA awards and nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, her career spans 40 years.

Acclaimed for her live performances, Grace is one of the finest interpreters of popular music in Australia today. Knight’s spell binding performances touch the soul and lift the heart. Her magical presence connects with audiences of all ages like few others can. She blew audiences away throughout the eighties as lead singer of internationally successful band Eurogliders, and as a solo artist she has transformed herself from Pop Princess to Queen of Cool.

Don’t miss this exciting show as Grace Knight makes her Camelot Lounge debut.

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MUSICA LINDA ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

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Come down and party with Musica Linda to celebrate the launch of their new album “City Lights”. Their energetic mix of original acoustic Cuban dance music with a twist of Mediterranean spice will transport you to warm exotic places.

Beautiful songs in Arabic and French, original songs in Spanish and English and Cuban classics are woven together with great skill and sensitivity. The winning “charanga” formula of violin, flute and guitar with a tight Latin rhythm section and rich vocal harmonies layered over the top is pure bliss.

Get a free CD with every ticket!

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Aug
19
Sat
EL ORQUESTON
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm 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 for listeners and dancers alike.

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Aug
20
Sun
ETHNODELICA + THE RADUGA TRIO @ Django Bar
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

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Enjoy this musical feast of delicious world music flavours – from Russian, Balkan & Klezmer to Gypsy Jazz,Breton and Tango; original compositions abound!

Russian-Australian musical project Ethnodelica will season it with a fabulous fusion of ethno motifs, meditative, rock, neo-classical and psychedelic electronic music.

The Raduga Trio will spice it up with exciting acoustic retro sounds, tap dancing and kazoo playing. Have you ever heard duclar, vargan or overtone flute? Come and listen to our musicians share the beauty of their sound with you in the first joint gig of Ethnodelica & the Raduga Trio. Bring your family and friends to the Django Bar to dance, dream, and laugh together!

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Aug
25
Fri
MARSALA
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm

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After a little break, Marsala are coming back to 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 welcome the incredible Victor Valdes as special guest for this one off show !

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

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Aug
26
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Aug 26 @ 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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Aug
27
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm door, 8pm show

Fresh from the sold out APIA GOOD TIMES TOUR, Conway & Willy Zygier come back to Camelot!

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. They will also be playing some classic material from days gone by. 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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JULIAN BANKS GROUP ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Aug 27 @ 9:45 pm

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Julian Banks Group features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with stellar Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi on the Kendang Sunda. The Kendang Sunda is a set of two-headed drums used by people across many southeast Asian countries.

Kusmiadi’s bubbling magic on this beautiful traditional Indonesian instrument creates the perfect bed for the modern grooves and melodic beauty of Julian Banks Group’s original compositions.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Aug
30
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Aug
31
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Sep
2
Sat
PEARL – THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

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Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story featuring Cass Eager, is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk. Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable hits like “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”, “ Move Over” and many more.
Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long impression in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
A story interwoven amongst 19 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and rules were broken.

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THE PROTESTERS @ Django Bar
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

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After a massive sold out show in May, 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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Sep
3
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm 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. Featuring Daniel Wallace-Crabbe (Bandoneón), Maria Lindsay (Violin I), Angela Lindsay (Violin II/Viola), Annabel Cameron (Double Bass), & Daniel Rojas (Piano/Voice)

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Sep
8
Fri
4 KINGS @ Django Bar
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

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4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django Bar!

4 KINGS will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), the 4 KINGS with new bass player Mike Taylor and bunch of new songs and favourites will keep you moving and grooving all night long!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online as this band has a habit of selling out gigs fast, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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Sep
9
Sat
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Sep
10
Sun
RUSSELL MORRIS
Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!!

A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris.. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.

Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as; Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many many more…

Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful “Long Way To The Top” in 2012.

Soaked in the spirit of the old bluesmen but with a lyrical style born of the internet age, Luke Escombe’s music is raw, earthy, funny and funky. Armed with just electric guitar and stomp, he creates a super-charged musical narrative, transforming from storyteller to comedian, teacher to preacher, sinner to saviour.

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Sep
21
Thu
LYN BOWTELL @ Django Bar
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

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“She has one of the most amazing voices in this country, I love this beautiful woman and her talent” – Kasey Chambers

Lyn Bowtell is one of Australia’s finest Singer/Songwriters, possessing a powerful, emotional and evocative voice recognised by her peers as one of the best in the business. Six time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell first came to prominence as songwriter and singer for multi award winning Country Pop trio Bella, since then she has released two critically acclaimed solo album. An innovative and creative songwriter Lyn defies musical constraint and easy classification.
Join Lyn for an evening of stunning, heartfelt vocals and beautifully crafted songs in this entrancing acoustic show. www.lynbowtell.com 

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Sep
22
Fri
STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django Bar
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm

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Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

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

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

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

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Sep 22 @ 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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Sep
27
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 27 @ 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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Sep
28
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 28 @ 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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Oct
1
Sun
LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm

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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
5
Thu
THE TURNER BROWN BAND
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

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

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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!

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

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7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

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

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

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

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

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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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