Jan
19
Fri
HELLO TUT TUT (Melb) + BELLE JAR @ Django
Jan 19 all-day

hello tut tut 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

Hello Tut Tut are returning to Sydney on Friday the 19th of January with their high energy show, crammed full of Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy and Eastern European inspired party music.

Featuring the Clarinet, Violin, Accordion, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Percussion, Hello Tut Tut are fun, dynamic and daring when it comes to creating and performing original world music. By tapping into their European roots they offer a fresh take on traditional music, blending in elements of contemporary dance music culture into their performances. This seven-piece outfit brings a high energy show guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

Having just released their third single in anticipation of their debut album, Hello Tut Tut are now touring the East Coast and are thrilled to be stopping off in Sydney to throw another party.
“Dynamic and loads of fun, this band is the hottest new group on the world music scene in Australia, paving new directions in original Eastern European inspired party music! ” — Tania Bosak (Open Studio)

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

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Jan 19 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm 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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Jan
20
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT @ Django
Jan 20 all-day

hitsville6pm doors, 9pm show

Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock & roll – Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.

Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jan 20 all-day

mon cam IMG_8556 (1)7pm 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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Jan
21
Sun
MARK ISAACS: SOLO PIANO “EXTEMPORE”
Jan 21 all-day

Mark7pm doors, 8pm show

Following the rousing reception received at his November debut at Camelot Lounge, playing his bold solo piano show, Mark Isaacs returns on Jan 21!

Camelot Lounge proprietor and triple ARIA Award winning artist Yaron Hallis says about the last show:

“Each piece that Mark created was a moment in time, never to be repeated. He was creating the most exquisite pieces of music on the spot – and the audience was completely and utterly mesmerised.

These were pieces of music that many other musicians would dream of composing over weeks and months, yet he was doing it in the moment – moment after moment of sublime and sophisticated musicianship and intense emotional connection.

His strong sense of melody and creating of satisfying forms completely spontaneously was nothing short of breathtaking.

This is why – like The Necks – every Mark Isaacs show is nothing less than an event – and an opportunity to be part of something very, very special that can never, and will never, ever be repeated…”

Mark Isaacs’s solo piano extemporisations draw on classical, jazz, grooves, and folkloric traditions, all masterfully shaped by the fertile creative mind of one of Australia’s most acclaimed composers and jazz musicians.

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THE RAILSPLITTERS (USA) @ Django
Jan 21 all-day

Rails_Land 1a 6pm doors, 8pm show

Charging down from the Rocky Mountain front range in Boulder, Colorado, award-winning five piece The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.

Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense.

The Railsplitters spend their time on the road appealing to audiences all across the US and Europe. Their line-up features Lauren Stovall and her ‘Emmylou-esque’ vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider’s melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe’s Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D’Esposito’s New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass.

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Jan
24
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jan 24 all-day

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

Jan
25
Thu
ORIENTE TRES @ Django
Jan 25 all-day

oriente tres6pm doors, 9pm show

Oriente Tres, the most compact salsa band in town. Just three pieces (hence the name) this trio packs a lot of sound into such a small unit. Meaning East Three, they are a multi-tasking, dynamic combo from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, playing both popular latin standards and Cuban style salsa.

The natty trio consists of lead singer Peruvian Richard Valdez, accompanying himself on piano and/or guitar, Tina Harris on Baby Bass and vocals, and Cuban Issac Zorzano playing his unique Cuban style bongo/percussion kit, complete with bells, blocks and guiro, as well as lending his voice and irrepressible energy. Seen rarely in the public domain, don’t miss this exciting show from this dynamic trio.

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THE BLACK SORROWS
Jan 25 all-day

Black Sorrows-Apr-2014-17pm doors, 9pm 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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Jan
26
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jan 26 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things 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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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Jan 26 all-day

Moussa Diakite 6pm doors, 9pm show

He has toured the world as lead guitarist for Salif Keita, Toumani Diabate, Oumou Sangare, The Super Rail Band de Bamako and now Moussa Diakite and Wassado look forward to returning to the Django Bar. Following stand out performances at the recent Mullum Music Festival they have also been invited to perform at the 2018 WOMADelaide Festival.

Heavily influenced by the traditional Wassoulou styles of Southwestern Mali, their music fuses tradition with blues, jazz, Cuban and Afro-rock creating a dynamic high energy mix that is mesmerising, sophisticated and irresistible.

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Jan
27
Sat
LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Jan 27 all-day

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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PROJECT COLLECTIVE SKA play the music of THE SKATALITES
Jan 27 all-day

project ska 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Project Collective Ska are an all-instrumental 10-piece, specialising in old-school Jamaican party music from the 50s & 60s (or “first-wave ska”). They put on unforgettable live shows that never fail to get people up jumping & skanking. For this special one-night only gig Project Collective Ska will be playing a set solely featuring the music of The Skatalites.

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Jan
28
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Jan 28 all-day

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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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QUARTETTO SEVERINI @ Django
Jan 28 all-day

6pm doors, 8pm show

Fronted by Melbourne born chanteuse and pianist Courtney Severini, this quirky quartet is dedicated to retro italian jazz, pop and cinema from the era La Dolce Vita.  Kitsch grooves and classic tunes, Quartetto Severini celebrates songs and stories from vintage Rome, bringing to life the music of Nino Rota, Sophia Loren and Rosemary Clooney.

Featuring Jess Ciampa on percussion, Nathan Gatt on double bass and James Loughnan on Saxophone.

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Jan
31
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jan 31 all-day

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

Feb
1
Thu
JANE RUTTER: FRENCH CLASSICAL CABARET
Feb 1 all-day

7pm doors, 8pm show

Back due to popular demand!

Camelot Lounge becomes a “Cabaret Parisien” with flutiste extraordinaire, Jane Rutter performing French Cabaret, Chansons & Classical Favourites on November 12.

The soiree features tributes to the French Baroque, Josephine Baker, and pieces by Piaf, Aznavour, Faure, Poulenc, Ravel, Claude Bolling, Michel Legrand, and Cole Porter. Accompanied by virtuoso accordionist Marcello Maio, and pianist John Martin, Jane performs on five different flutes in this ‘up-close and personal’ evening of great French Music.

Jane is a Renaissance woman, a fearless classical trailblazer who pioneered the trend of taking fine classical music to the people.  Dubbed ‘Madame Flute’ by the French! Don’t miss the legendary Jane Rutter in this special one-off evening.

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RENEE JONAS + LUKE ESCOMBE @ Django
Feb 1 all-day
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6pm doors, 8pm show

Having toured Australia for over four years as a soloist with The Ten Sopranos and having sung in prestigious venues all over Australia, Renee has developed both her vocals and her performance skills to become a consummate professional.

Renee has recently recaptured her country roots as a soloist; combining stunning vocals with heart felt songs.

Renee’s recent Christmas release ‘My Man in Red’ was a smash hit getting over 62,000 views on Facebook and being played on CMC; and she is ready to follow that up with a fresh country tune for the start of 2018; ‘Don’t Say it if you don’t mean it’.

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

Be warned: you’ll be singing these songs to yourself for days “Luke Escombe is a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian & songwriter, & is very good at them all… such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him” (John Shand, SMH)

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

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

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Feb
2
Fri
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Feb 2 all-day

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Camelot Lounge will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this  huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!!

Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.

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)

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FRIDAY NIGHT SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO @ Django
Feb 2 all-day

Malo Malo6pm doors, 9pm show

After a huge sold out show in December, Malo Malo are coming back to Django Bar!

Inspired by the suave, urban Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the top salsa dura groups in Sydney. They’ve headlined at the Salsa Palladium for the past four years, are featured this year at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival and have performed in Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche and Hermanos Lebron.

The eight-piece Malo Malo Orquesta is gaining notice around the world with their popular original recordings, “El Robo”, “Tombola” and “Derecho”.Their repertoire also includes classics by Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and Ray Baretto. A strong jazz influence enriches the various latin rhythms including son, cha cha cha, rumba guaguanco and the occasional bolero.

Malo Malo bandleader and pianist Danny G Felix is also a member of the famous Orquesta Calibre based in Cali, Colombia, “the world capital of Salsa” with which he has written and recorded some of the biggest current international salsa hits.

The Malo Malo sound is equally enjoyable as a listening experience and as dance music. Don’t miss the chance to hear them while Danny G is in Australia.

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Feb
3
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 11 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Feb 3 all-day

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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Feb
4
Sun
SANCHA & THE BLUE GYPSIES @ Django
Feb 4 all-day

sancha6pm doors, 8pm show

Doris Day meets Django Reinhardt in the sweet swinging outfit Sancha and the Blue Gypsies.
With a refreshing take on traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and gospel tunes and a lifetime of performance experience between them, this joyous collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed your way. From Leonard Cohen to Alison Krauss with a hint of Chick Corea, you’ll be enthralled by this swinging quartet!

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THE AEGEAN QUARTET: SONGS OF THE SEA
Feb 4 all-day

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

The Aegean Quartet comes to Camelot with an exciting event, presenting music from the Greek Islands and the coasts of Asia Minor with songs deriving from the Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean and Black Seas.

The music will be presented in its authentic form through the use of traditional instruments such as the Accordion, string instruments such as the Violin, Guitar, Cretan Lute, Pontian Lyra, Cretan Lyra, Mandolin and percussive instruments such as the Toumberleki and Daouli.

This concert style event is set to sell out and is presented to you at Camelot Lounge due to popular demand following the huge success experienced at last year’s Greek Festival Of Sydney.

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Feb
7
Wed
I LOVE RULE 34
Feb 7 all-day

Rule 346pm doors, 7.30pm show

Following on from the massive year that Rule 34 had in 2017 (their last 7 shows sold out), comes our first show of 2018. I LOVE RULE 34 – a show that is a testament to all of the unconventional, strange, hilarious, bizarre and WTF/WHY things that us humans love, lust, desire and get our thrills from. Filthy, funny and always unexpected. Table seating. ALL welcome. R18.

PERFORMANCES BY:
Legs 11.11, Bella Louche, Percy Peacock, Nexxi, Emmeline Spankhurts, Chris Elena, Miss Surely Knot, The Atoms, Ana Seethe, The Twins, Amie Wee and more.

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THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Feb 7 all-day

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

Feb
8
Thu
7th AVE (USA)
Feb 8 all-day

7th ave6pm VIP Meet & Greet, 7pm General Admission Doors, 8pm Show

From the mind of Chris Rupp, founder of the internationally acclaimed country cappella group Home Free, comes an all new vocal project from the U.S. called 7th Ave! Featuring 4 world class vocalists and intricate harmonies, 7th Ave re-imagines songs both old and new in their own unique style, using a combination of instruments and a cappella to create a musical experience that is second to none.  Featuring songs from their first album “Debut” as well as tracks from their YouTube channel, 7th takes their own unique approach to songs you will recognise from both the past and present.

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THE BEEZ (BERLIN) @ Django
Feb 8 all-day

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6pm doors, 8pm show

The Beez – that cabaret band from Berlin – have become festival favorites in Australia these last ten years and they are heading back to Django Bar as part of their next Australian tour!

Once purveyors of excentric cover versions of songs from the Balkans to the Baltic-“ The originals can only be considered second best to The Beez wonderfully unique interpretations” (Berliner Morgenpost), The Beez now cover their own compositions as well, creating a bittersweet and truly diverse potpourri of genres, their trademark cabaret sensibilities never far from the surface.

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Feb
9
Fri
KING TIDE @ Django
Feb 9 all-day

6pm doors, 9pm show

Put on your dancing shoes! Sydney’s up-town, jamdown, roots, pop, rocksteady, reggae, gut-soul, sound…. King Tide are coming to Django. These Aria award nominees  are Australia’s’ premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band! “There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty KingTide take the stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.” -SMH

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WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
Feb 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate this iconic event, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

This is another show from Access All Eras who have brought other classic album shows to clubs and venues over the last 10 years.The Woodstock show is one of the more interesting shows covering such an eclectic range of artists!

Bernie Segedin (vocals), Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Nick Meredith (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums & vocals) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Feb
10
Sat
“MARDI GRAS MAMBO” with MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Feb 10 all-day

 Mardi Gras Mambo copy7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras 2018 with Latin Big Band Mucho Mambo. Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate our 3rd ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Dig out your Mardi Gras masks, feathers, boas, ruffles and puffy sleeves and mambo all night with a celebration of Cuban Big Bands with a twist from New Orleans. A huge event not to be missed!

Be quick to book as last time this show sold out early.

The Mucho Mambo experience is one of a kind in the music world, a truly authentic and timeless Latin Big Band. The orchestra’s dynamic and unique sound and classic orchestrations blending bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion, will take you back to the swinging 1950’s and 1960’s of Havana.

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TRICIA & THE GREY ZONE @ Django
Feb 10 all-day

Tricia 6pm doors, 9pm show

Hailing from Glasgow but with Motown infusing her huge soul voice, Tricia returns to Django Bar, backed by the Grey Zone’s punchy sound. Expect a whip-tight mix of covers and original music. Everything from blues, psychedelia to retro classics and back again. Bring your dancing shoes.

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Feb
11
Sun
ALEX PARKMEN & FRIENDS: In The Mood For Love
Feb 11 all-day

Alex Parkmen for Sticky Tickets7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of successful performances overseas, Sydney-based pianist Alex Parkmen returns to Camelot Lounge with a very special Valentine’s Day show ‘In The Mood For Love’. On the night Alex will be performing a wide variety of compositions – from classical romantic piano tunes to quirky jazz arrangements of French love songs and, of course, his own melodic originals.

Joining Alex on stage will be Gavin Beardsmore on bass guitar and Nicolas Hoodman on drums as well as two special guest performers – Leo Novikov on violin and Stas Radzievskiy on saxophone. And with such outstanding musicians it will be a very romantic night indeed.

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Feb
14
Wed
GREGG ARTHUR: UNFORGETTABLE, ON VALENTINES DAY
Feb 14 all-day

gregg7pm doors, 8pm show

Gregg Arthur with the Peter Locke Trio

Let Gregg Arthur take you and your special one on a romantic journey this Valentines Day. There’ll be lots of superb music and romance on offer.

Well known to Camelot audiences Gregg Arthur is an extraordinary singer.

“… the finest male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones” Eric Myers, The Weekend Australian, October 2017

​”​Some people got it, some people don’t. Gregg Arthur is one of the ones who does” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, December 2017 ​

Back home in Sydney after many years living and performing in the USA, Gregg captivates audiences all over the world performing the music they love.  His voice is intimate, his style is relaxed and charming and he has a winning air of nonchalance.  Iconic musicians say he is “simply one of the best singers I have ever heard”, is “unmatched as a singer and performer”, and “he belongs among the ranks of Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Buddy Rich, Anita O’Day and Frank Sinatra.”

Book Early!!

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THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Feb 14 all-day

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

Feb
15
Thu
SIMON TEDESCHI presents ‘THE WORLD OF GERSHWIN’
Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm
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7pm doors, 8pm show

After a run of sold out shows last year, 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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Feb
16
Fri
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Feb 16 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates are coming back to Camelot Lounge!

A must see live show, as that is really where this band are at their finest. Don’t expect a quiet, polite, restrained gig, or a gimmicky soul show with costumes and scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw and exciting. Great players, great singing and so much feeling.

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Feb
17
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Feb 17 all-day

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“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Full bodied second LP… is substantial and satisfying” 3 1/2 Stars, Rolling Stone

“It is impossible not to be charmed by the hypnotic voices of Baby and Lulu” Arts Hub

Have a truly magnifique evening with French-language duo Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) as they tour Australia with their prodigiously talented band performing songs from ARIA Nominated ‘Album Deux’. See Baby et Lulu bring a passionate tour-de-force of French music, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary songs including tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy, as well as their original French compositions.

They were the stand-out at Queensland Cabaret Festival, Mullum Music Fest, WOMADelaide, Woodford, Adelaide Cabaret Fest and more, and are not to be missed!


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Feb
18
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Feb 18 all-day

fn 7pm doors, 8pm show

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a 17-piece big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Lana Nesnas on vocals.

Lana and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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FUCHSIA @ Django
Feb 18 all-day

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Fuchsia, a pioneering British psychedelic-folk band of the late 70s, are currently enjoying an international revival.

Critical recognition can be a long time coming, sometimes even half a lifetime. Their self titled album “Fuchsia” released in 1971, unexpectedly resurfaced 35 years later, as its writer Tony Durant , based in Sydney, followed other musical dreams. Finally recognised in as “a masterpiece of art rock folk stylings .” (Mojo Magazine), the long awaited follow up came in 2013 to universal critical acclaim. In the last few years Summer tours of Scandinavia/Europe allowed fans to at last hear this highly original folk based music live. Tony continues playing with his highly original Fuchsia band in Australia, and Fuchsia continue to entertain and charm Australian audiences.
Hear the timeless & enchanting music of Fuchsia as the story continues…

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Feb
22
Thu
WELTER @ Django
Feb 22 all-day

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Sydney band Welter is the brainchild of singer-songwriter, Elliott Weston and drummer Dave Williams. Their connection and passion has been the driving force behind this unique Australian songwriting duo.

They both come from different musical directions, Elliott busking around the world with acoustic folk and Dave’s edgy hard driving blues/rock. Blending their styles was always going to be a welter, an “uncontrollable mass”.This mix of style’s has created their niche…. ‘Lyrical Acoustic Rock’

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Feb
23
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Feb 23 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor and with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra is conquering the local music scene. Put together by Colombian and Australian musicians, the project has the common vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to the Australian audiences, playing original compositions and the classics that made this genre the most popular rhythm in Latin America during the 80’s, combining elements of Reggae, Ragga and Roots from the Caribbean.

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Feb 23 all-day

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Back after massive sold out shows in 2017!!! 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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Feb
25
Sun
THE NECKS
Feb 25 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 8pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Mar
1
Thu
TORI FORSYTH + ALEYCE SIMMONDS @ Django
Mar 1 all-day

tori6pm doors, 8pm show

Be apart of the very beginning.

Hunter Valley based artist Tori Forsyth gives Sydney an exclusive look into her highly anticipated forth coming Alt-Country album. Hear LIVE the gritty and angelic sounds Tori so easily bounces between, as if Fleetwood Mac and Melanie Saftka had a song child.

“I want this tour to be special, every show will be different but you’ll still see the whole album. The show includes exclusive merchandise only available at the venues. This is so different to anything I’ve ever done. I’m so excited to put this in front of people.”

Joined by Aleyce Simmonds this is a show you NEED in your 2018 Calendar.

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Mar
2
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Mar 2 all-day

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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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Mar
3
Sat
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django
Mar 3 all-day

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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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THE NECKS: SOLD OUT!!! (Feb 25 Now On Sale)
Mar 3 all-day

The Necks close up7pm doors, 9pm show

After one of their busiest years yet in 2017 – which featured the release of their acclaimed double LP Unfold, opening for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on their Australian tour, a successful tour of the US, three European tours, and a huge feature article in the New York Times – The Necks, Australia’s legendary artists-in-resonance, return in February to perform a run of east coast dates and mix their new album which will be released later in the year.

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Mar
4
Sun
HEATHER PEACE (UK)
Mar 4 all-day

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After taking a little bit of time out to have twins, Heather Peace is returning to Australia in March!

After the chart and radio success of Heather’s last full release, she is now touring her new EP and it’s her most upbeat and fun record to date. The lead single Lightbulb got top playlist across various commercial radio stations.

An actress for over 20 years, Heather has starred in shows such as London’s Burning, Lip Service, Waterloo Road and Prey.

Heather, a figurehead in the LGBT+ community, is a patron of various charities and has her own very popular weekly radio show on Radio Diva every Tuesday and has a monthly column at Diva Magazine.

After a four year break, Heather’s much anticipated return to Australia will see her in a whole new light, performing old tracks and fresh new material for the very first time. Heather is always a very popular live act so grab a ticket while you can…

You can listen to Lightbulb here:

https://soundcloud.com/heatherpeace/lightbulb/s-uKFeW

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MOCAMBO JAM + JESS CIAMPA & JOSE ZARB @ Django
Mar 4 all-day

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Mocambo Jam brings to life the legendary Italian songwriters Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrè, Francesco De Gregori & Vinicio Capossela. Mocambo Jam is the Sydney based trio of passionate musicians Mauro Colombis (classical pianist), Gino Pengue (guitarist) & Danilo Sidari (vocals). Sit back & enjoy the charming music & warmth of Mocambo Jam.

“If you like Italian vintage red wine & dream in black & white, then you can’t afford to miss Mocambo Jam”
Marco Lucchi – SBS Radio

Here is a rare opportunity to get to know these two musicians up close and personal and hear what they can do. Jess is one of Sydneys musical legends. A regular at every serious music venue in Sydney (including Camelot Lounge!). He is an accomplished multi instrumentalist but on his first instrument, percussion, he is really breath taking. Everyone loves working with him and everyone wants to work with him. In this show there is space for Jess to do his thing and you won’t miss a note.

Jose is a case of unrestrained love, joy and passion for the spirit that flows through the music of the world. He lives his professional life on the street ‘gypsy style’ and has sold close to 15,000 copies of his albums.
Jose loves his audiences as much as the music and for him a gig is just time to share the love and energy and connection to each song with you.

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Mar
8
Thu
LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET (UK)
Mar 8 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
9
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Mar 9 all-day

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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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KARISE EDEN @ Django
Mar 9 all-day

Karise6pm doors, 9pm show

Karise Eden returns for a very exclusive up close and personal show at at Django Bar!.

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

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Mar
11
Sun
A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK – a night of virtuoso father-son Accordion duos!
Mar 11 all-day

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This show has been rescheduled from Feb 1 to Mar 11.

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – and this will never be more evident than on this night featuring two extraordinary virtuoso accordionists, together with their virtuoso accordionist sons!!!

Italian accordion maestro Ross Maio, will be joined by his son Marcello (Monsieur Camembert, Baby et Lulu) to present a swoon-worthy intercontinental repertoire of accordion favourites!

And…virtuoso Gypsy accordionist Zoran Todorovic will present thrillingly fiery & fabulously frenetic Balkan & Gypsy accordion favourites with his prodigiously talented son Sasa! ”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 trills.” (John Shand, SMH). This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to hear 4 of the greatest accordionists in Australia, and witness the special picquant alchemy of their father-son chemistry!

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Mar
15
Thu
MY BUBBA (Sweden/Iceland)
Mar 15 all-day

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Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba make soft, soulful music that is as playful as it is powerful. Together, My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir have toured with Damien Rice, co-written music with Matthew E. White, recorded with Noah Georgeson and stepped on Bryan Adams’ toes. Literally.

My Bubba first met by chance while living in Copenhagen. Icelander Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir (also known as Bubba) and Swede My Larsdotter decided to combine their wayfaring ways, and began recording and performing together across Europe and the U.S.

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Mar
17
Sat
MARK SNARSKI (BLACK EYED SUSANS) @ Django
Mar 17 all-day

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Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.

He’s also a part-time hired gun  having toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and more recently performing with The Go-Betweens this year at Sydney’s Grand State Theatre as part of the Sydney Festival.

Last year The Blackeyed Susans toured nationally to sell-out shows with the release of “Close Your Eyes and See” – their seventh album and first in over a decade.

Snarski also became a published author with the release of his whimsical collection of vignettes “You’re Not Rob Snarski – Crumbs From The Cake” with book launches throughout the country.

Expect an intimate evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive – from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter or two from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids … or The Go-Betweens.

In short … expect the past, the present and the future.

“Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls” (Steve Bell / The Music)

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Mar
22
Thu
BREABACH (SCOTLAND) @ Django
Mar 22 all-day

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Breabach began 2017 in exciting fashion as receivers of the Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Folk Band of the Year’ for the second time and ‘Album of the Year’ for their fifth studio album ‘Astar’. A special Celtic Connections show to celebrate the album was held in February in Glasgow’s City Halls and was received with a sell out crowd and 5 star review in the Scotsman.

The momentum continued with nominations for ‘Best Band’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for ‘European Album of the Year’ in the Songlines Music Awards. This was underpinned by a packed live performance schedule including tours of the UK, Sweden and Canada and an exciting, energetic festival season across Europe.

Delivering an increasingly mature repertoire and live performance whilst continuing to build their reputation at the forefront of the UK’s world and roots music scene, this is a band at the very top of their game and one not to be missed.

“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman *****

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STEVE POLTZ (USA)
Mar 22 all-day

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Steve Poltz returns to Australia for his, what must be 25th Australian tour.

As good as his albums are, Steve Poltz positively owns a crowd when he’s on stage. His shows are the stuff of legend. He can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room.

As much as we try, it’s difficult to accurately describe the feeling in a room Steve Poltz is playing in so don’t miss out on your chance to be part of the experience.

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Mar
23
Fri
GORDIE MACKEEMAN & HIS RHYTHM BOYS (CANADA) @ Django
Mar 23 all-day

gordie6pm doors, 9pm show

Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step-dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force.

That potent combination has made the group highly sought-after performers on the international roots music circuit, thrilling audiences from Adelaide, Australia, to Edinburgh, Scotland. They return to Australia for a national tour including festival appearances at Nannup, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and National Folk Festival.

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Z-STAR DELTA (UK)
Mar 23 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Z-STAR DELTA is an explosive duo fronted by international artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Zee Gachette (Z-STAR, SLOWTRAINSOUL), based in the UK. Fast becoming hot music property in Australia, being hailed as the highlight of many a festival, thanks to their most legendary live performances. The duo have an impressively huge sound that travels through an intoxicating and modern mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock. Musically speaking, it’s no surprise that Zee’s captivating tone and grit have been likened to greats such as Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. But what’s even more striking is that these powerful vocals are being delivered whilst she drums with a compelling, Bo Diddly-inspired, tribal intensity “reminiscent of the White Stripes” (The Echo).

A true musician’s artist, Zee has inspired standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page, Roger Daltrey and Amy Winehouse to name a few. As well as selling in excess of 3m in combined album sales,  with music featured in TV/Film/Adverts globally and live performances from Radio City Music Hall (NYC) to Glastonbury. This world class act is a must see!!

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Mar
25
Sun
JOANNA WEINBERG: Pandora’s Bag – A designer song (and bag) collection
Mar 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Pandora’s Bag is a hugely entertaining show by songwriter and cabaret performer Joanna Weinberg. On March 25th, Joanna will be accompanied by her son Jonah Primo , trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood and drummer Nicola Ossher. Sarah Tari plays the bag model, ‘Chantelle.’ The show is inspired by bags and the women who wear them and the audience are encouraged to show and tell their own bag stories for a chance to win a prize.

‘Take one-part genius, mix it with a brilliant sense of humor and waggishness, and what do you have? Well, Joanna Weinberg of course. This vivid playwright, composer, vocalist, author and soothsayer is at it again with a brilliant offering entitled Pandora’s Bag. “ Illiam Sebitz – 5 finger review. 2017

‘I left with a huge smile having had a thoroughly entertaining night that I would thoroughly recommend. Gabby Patterson, What’s On , Sydney. 2016

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Mar
31
Sat
4 KINGS @ Django
Mar 31 all-day

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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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Apr
6
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Apr 6 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

JohnnyG & 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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Apr
7
Sat
JORDIE LANE @ Django
Apr 7 all-day

Jordie Lane6pm door, 9pm show

Jordie Lane is as much celebrated amongst his musical peers as with fans of the great art of story telling through song. With a body of work now spanning 8 releases, this show will be a chance to see Jordie strip the songs bare, re-imagine tracks from his back catalog.

From tours with the likes of Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Moody Blues, & The Waifs, to his own sold out tours across the country, Lane has become one of Australia’s most loved live performers.

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Apr
12
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Apr 12 all-day

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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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Apr
13
Fri
THE EAGLES SHOW: THE HEART OF THE MATTER @ Django
Apr 13 all-day

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The heart of the matter is a brilliant show featuring five of Australia’s most accomplished singers and musicians paying tribute to this classic band along with a special tribute to the “voice of Hotel California”, Don Henley

“The heart of the matter” is all about recreating those beautiful, “sun kissed” vocal harmonies and unforgettable musical moments that were responsible for the Eagles becoming the musical giants they are.
To paraphrase the Eagles…this show will make you realise that “you can check out anytime you like…but you will never want to leave”.

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Apr
14
Sat
SENEGALESE INDEPENDENCE PARTY with PAPE MBAYE!!!
Apr 14 all-day

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Celebrate Senegalese Independence Day with Pape Mbaye!
Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music – catchy, soulful, energetic & powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional African costumes & irresistibly danceable songs. The evening will be hosted by Pape Mbaye – the acclaimed multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon & Guitar. His beaming smile is as well loved as his wide musical talents. It’s an infectious smile that seems to go hand-in-hand with the West African rhythms that lie at the root of his music.

Pape Mbaye will bring the the magic of West Africa to his audience – infused with Latin, reggae and jazz, inspired & led by this uncontainable master percussionist. Captivating and hypnotic, these are the sounds of a culture steeped in magic, ritual and a strong spirituality. They’re the sounds that bring people together, that celebrate, commemorate and rejoice a world of music from jazz to R’n’B to pop. And they’re the sounds that Pape has made since childhood.

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Apr
15
Sun
CANTO LATINO @ Django
Apr 15 all-day

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Amanda Handel (voice & percussion), Jane Andino (piano), Matt Handel (Sax) and Gary Daley (accordion). This well-accomplished quartet of musicians weave a sensual and seductive journey through the golden eras of Spanish and other Latin music traditions.

Their music ventures into Spain, Portugal and Latin America with stories of old-fashioned passion, life and longing, death and destiny… sung in poetic verse within a rich instrumental fabric. Their programme delivers the power and drama of Argentinean Tango, and plunges into the emotional depths of Portuguese Fado while exuding the lively spices of Ranchera, and a touch of Salsa.

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Apr
19
Thu
DON WALKER & BAND: Blacktop 2018 Tour
Apr 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

To celebrate the release of the Catfish and Don Walker’s entire recording catalogue being released on vinyl along with the vinyl box set titled Blacktop, Don and his band The Suave Fucks will once again hit the road in April 2018. Performing songs that transcend across his solo work with one of the best band lineups ever assembled it is a performance not to be missed.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

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Apr
22
Sun
THE APARTMENTS + JEP & DEP @ Django
Apr 22 all-day

The Aprtments6pm doors, 8pm show

For one night only in the intimate setting of the Django Bar, The Apartments will play a rare show as a trio.

The Apartments Eliot Fish will be on guitar and vocals with, fresh from their triumphant 16 Lovers Lane performance at State Theatre, Amanda Brown on oboe, violin, vocals and percussion and Peter Milton Walsh on acoustic guitar and vocals.

The Apartments emerged from Brisbane in 1978, their first EP released by The Go-Betweens on the Able Label in 1979. Singer/songwriter Peter Milton Walsh then left Australia for New York, relocating to England after being signed by legendary English record label Rough Trade for The Apartments first album, the evening visits…

For this unique show, The Apartments will create a special set from their melodic, lyrically rich songbook including tracks from No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal.

Jep and Dep are an underground Folk-Noir Duo from Sydney, their music is often compared to Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra meets Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue.  Beautifully dark, Dramatic and Romantic.  “…like folk-noir variations on Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue’s classic Where the Wild Roses Grow, ballads with the right balance of creeping menace and painful regret” 4 Stars Jeff Apter SMH

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Apr
24
Tue
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 24 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last 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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Apr
25
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 25 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last 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.

more info [1305200]

Apr
27
Fri
KALLIDAD @ Django
Apr 27 all-day

Kallidad6pm doors, 8pm show

Day of the Dead “Flamingo Fiesta” trio Kallidad formed in unlikely circumstances five years ago, and partly by accident. From humble beginnings Kallidad have become a world class headining act.

An all instrumental show, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group visit Europe, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Kallidad is one of Australia’s hardest working bands, constantly crisscrossing the great southern land, spreading their music and engaging with the land itself. The lineup is simple­ two Spanish guitars and percussion. But don’t let the lightweight set up fool you!

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May
10
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUINTET: ALBUM LAUNCH
May 10 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Three time ARIA Award winning Joseph Tawadros returns to Camelot Lounge all the way from the UK to launch his brand new album!

For this very special show to celebrate the release of ‘The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool’, Joe will be performing with his quintet featuring James Tawdros, Matt McMahon, Dimitri Vouros and Karl Dunniclif.

“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).

more info [1305200]