Mar
29
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm

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Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Mar
30
Thu
GLENN SKUTHORPE & BAND ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

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With four highly-regarded albums to his name and music featured in documentaries such as John Pilger’s Utopia (No More Whispering), Glenn Skuthorpe and Band will roll into town on the ‘Taking It Home Tour’ to launch self-produced fifth independent album ‘See My World’.

The new album is evocative of the wide-open road with its folk-rock sound infused with country and blues and undertones of mid-sixties and early seventies dirty melodic rock. It demands the listener lean in closer, get on their feet and come along for the ride.

‘Pulsing, thought-provoking contemporary roots music from a man who clearly cares deeply about his country and his craft.’ Michael Park, The International Americana Music Show (USA)

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MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Mar
31
Fri
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC @ Camelot Lounge
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm

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Come, be stupidly happy! Senses working overtime, burn with optimism’s flames – with Scarecrow People!

From the industrial town of Swindon, England arose a colourful band called XTC. Cutting their teeth on psychedelia, glam and progressive rock, they were attracted by the wiry energy of punk and became one of the most important groups to emerge from the new wave era. Playful, melodic and innovative, XTC laid one of the most persuasive claims to inheriting the magic of the Beatles, riding it roughshod through a catalogue that spanned the years 1977-2000. XTC last performed in concert in 1982.

Scarecrow People bring the challenging and compelling songbook of Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding to life. Their pedigree speaks volumes of their capacity to bring both the arrangements and spirit of XTC to the stage, numbering members of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Monsieur Camembert, Magic Lunchbox and Shaggin’ Wagon.

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ZIMBABWEAN VIBES with SIMBA MUSHETE + CHENJERAI + ZAMBEZI SOUNDS (CANBERRA) @ Django Bar
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm

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Simba Mushete & Echoes of African Music play the oldest and sweetest melodious tunes all the way from Zimbabwe. Playing unique beautiful music using Zim traditional instruments like the Mbira and Marimba the Echoes’ music is irresistibly danceable!

Chenjerai’s relationship with music began very early, under the influence of his father and older brother who played mbira. At the age of seven, he joined his first band. He grew up listening to Thomas Mapfumo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Lira and ZamaJobe, who have, either directly or indirectly, inspired his own compositions.

Zambezi Sounds is a 5 piece Canberra based band playing a vibrant mix of contemporary and traditional African music. The band is fronted by Zimbabwean musicians Ben Mutandadzi (bass guitar and vocals) and Felix Machiridza (mbira, African drums, and vocals).

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Apr
1
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm

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ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu return to Camelot for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi! ‘Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France.

Listen to Baby et Lulu @ www.babyetlulu.com.au


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ARCHER (7 Inch Launch) + SWEET JELLY ROLLS + SIMONE EAST @ Django Bar
Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm

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Archer returns to Australia after his sold out tour of Canada including an acclaimed support of Martha Wainwright.

In celebration of the launch of his new 7 inch “My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart” Archer is putting on his boots and heading out to walk the riverbanks and ranges, highways and backlanes of his beloved home country for a series of intimate shows. Don’t miss your chance to hear this rare deep and true voice, the king of the galleys, singer of the great open sky, heartbreaker, kangaroo whisperer and tale teller.

Old Time Americana With A Cheeky Punk Attitude. The Sweet Jelly Rolls blend a glorious mixture of old time country, blues & folk with a contemporary twist on old performance styles like vaudeville & medicine shows.

Simone East is a Sydney based songwriter. Her songs of heartache and thwarted dreams are paean’s to those with little left to lose. Blending shimmering Country–Soul with a 70’s cosmic groove, East is joined by electric guitarist Daniel Babekuhl (The Maladies) who weaves an interstellar haze around East’s voice of heartbroken resignation.

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Apr
2
Sun
ART AS CATHARSIS SHOWCASE with ZEITGEBER (Album Launch) + WARTIME SWEETHEARTS + BRIAN CAMPEAU @ Django Bar
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

ArtAs6pm doors, 8pm show

Zeitgeber launch their new album Heteronomy at this very special show.

The album is an exploration psychedelic, ambient, world and electronic music. You’ll hear hints of Balkan and African rhythms, washes of reverb-soaked textures, and instrumentation as eclectic as ‘caisa’ handpan, clarinet, didgeridoo, ‘sansula’ thumb piano, melodica, guitar and viola.

Wartime Sweethearts are a Sydney experimental pop group who draw influence from Bjork and St. Vincent in their fusion of electronic beats with lush textures and beautiful harmonies.

Brian Campeau is a progressive singer/songwriter loosely comparable to Sufjan Stevens, Thom Yorke and Jose Gonzalez. He combines virtuosic guitar work with soaring, moving vocals, and incredibly skilled composition.

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AMBRE HAMMOND & MARCELLO MAIO
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm

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Ambre and Marcello reunite for ‘Into Oblivion’ – A captivating show built around the vibrant, haunting and very sexy music of South American composer Astor Piazzolla- known for revolutionising the Tango. Also included in their unique and exciting program is the music of Piazzolla’s contemporaries and even a dash of Debussy reworked! Ambre Hammond (Piano) and Marcello Maio (Accordion) engage you into their conversation as the romantic intensity of their musical program draws you into a world of heightened energy and tension as they go between the excitement of a frenzied Tango such as ‘Jealousy’ and the ethereal beauty of a timeless composition like ‘Oblivion’.
Ambre and Marcello will also explore the music of another much loved South American composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Be guaranteed a night of extreme passion and technical prowess from these two consummate musicians.

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Apr
5
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm

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

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Apr
6
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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
7
Fri
THE KITES: STEELY DAN & THE BEST OF THE WEST COAST @ Django Bar
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

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Steely Dan are without doubt one of the seminal bands of the 70’s and 80’s.
The music of Steely Dan crosses many musical boundaries. From their jazzy horn lines and smooth vocals, to rock guitar licks and funky grooves, their appeal is wide ranging. With an array of classic songs that ease you into your seat, and upbeat tunes that get you dancing, Steely Dan’s repertoire has an impact on everyone.

The Kites formed in the late 70’s and with their 10 year residency at the Grand National In Paddington became known principally for their interpretation of Steely Dan songs. Now in 2016 the Kites are back presenting a night of the songs of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen covering material from all the Steely Dan albums plus their solo projects.

For lovers of Steely Dan this show is a must!


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JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm

JOHNNY G7pm 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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Apr
8
Sat
NADYA & ZORAN’ S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django Bar
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

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After their HUGE sellout show in January, this sensational group returns for a night of Gypsy Jazz, French Chanson with Balkan Rhythms, Edith Piaf, Gypsy Anthems & Dancing Songs! Think Eastern European, Russian, Polish & Songs from the Balkans – a Franco Euro Gypsy Mixture – recalling old timeless Europe!

Featuring the charismatic Nadya Golski on vocals & Gypsy virtuoso Zoran Todorovic on accordion, they’ll be joined by Goce Manche Manasieu (guitar/vocals), Stephen Lalor (mandolin), Dario Moconja (bass), Sam Golding (trumpet), & Arne Hanna (guitar).

Come on a real musical adventure as a brilliant group of musicians take you on a whirlwind, genre hopping journey through a dazzling variety of musical styles. The ‘Candles’ have performed in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, & Woodford. Don’t miss them!


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SENEGALESE INDEPENDENCE PARTY with PAPE MBAYE!!!
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm

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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
9
Sun
DANIEL WELTLINGER ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

World renowned Berlin based violinist Daniel Weltlinger (Lulo Reinhardt, Karsten Troyke, Monsieur Camembert, Nadya’s 101 Candles Orchestra) returns to Camelot to launch his new album ‘Samoreau’.

This album concludes his trilogy of recordings celebrating the musical legacy of the influential Belgian-born, French Gypsy guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt.

Featuring a stellar lineup comprised of Aaron Flower and Cameron Jones on guitars, Edouard Bronson on horns, Marcello Maio on accordion, Daniel Pliner on piano and Stan Valacos on bass this will be Daniel’s only Sydney performance.

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JUST A SWEET OLD SONG… with NADIA PIAVE @ Django Bar
Apr 9 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

Nadia Piave sings ‘standards’ – sweet, sad and sassy!
With Gino Pengue (Marsala) on guitar, Nadia takes you on a journey that features songs by Henry Mancini, Hoagy Carmichael, Charles Trenet, Domenico Modugno, Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, Gino Paoli, Sidney Bechet, Rodgers and Hart to name a few!

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Apr
13
Thu
ZULYA & THE CHILDREN OF THE UNDERGROUND @ Django Bar
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

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ARIA award winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground will perform a rare Sydney show. They play exquisite original music inspired by Zulya’s unique Tatar, Russian and Australian identity. The music defies easy categorisation, but has been described as “Kurt Weillish, Euro-Cabaret jazz colliding with lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.” It is transformative concert music that is nuanced and theatrical, with Zulya’s smouldering vocals supported and enriched by accordion, piano, clarinets, guitar, drum and double bass.

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BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Apr 13 @ 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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Apr
15
Sat
FIONA BOYES @ Django Bar
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

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


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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm

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Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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

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Apr
19
Wed
OI DIPNOI (SICILY) @ Django Bar (After Gypsy Art Club)
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

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Hailing from Sicily, this charming trio draws deeply from the wells of tradition while creating a new sound full of personality.  Born from an encounter between tradition and innovation, Oi Dipnoi’s music is rooted in traditional melodies of the region, where new themes are developed and sustained by the diatonic accordion, supported by the Nakaira rhythmic section, with percussion and bass.

Master dancer Francesca Campione will be accompanying the band on this their first sojourn to Australia, enthralling you with Tarantella (traditional southern Italian folk dances).

The “dipnoi” is a metaphor for  the current music scene in Sicily:  prehistoric fish/living fossils that have adapted for survival.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this sensational Sicilian ensemble.

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Apr
20
Thu
LIZ STRINGER (Melb) @ Django Bar
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm

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Highly respected songwriter, singer and guitarist Liz Stringer returns to Django with her band, fresh off the back of eight solid months touring her 2016 full-length release, ‘All The Bridges’, including two stints in Canada and the US and extensive Aussie venue and festival dates. The last year has seen Stringer reinforce her growing reputation for the highest quality musicianship, creative autonomy and blistering live shows.

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THE OTHER WOMAN – THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm

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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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Apr
21
Fri
FEEL THE MANOUCHE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm

6pm doors, 9pm show

Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call Gypsy Jazz.

Feel The Manouche has a world music feel. Through it’s use of double bass, guitar, accordion & fiddle, the band achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy wales, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and ‘Feel the Manouche.

After performing at The Havana International Jazz Festival in December 2015, this new offering, “La Sesiòn De Cuba” is inspired by that trip.

Featuring George Washingmachine, his sons Arthur & Jerry Washington, Clare O’Meara, Matt Lamb & guests.

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MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Apr 21 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Apr
22
Sat
BORTIER OKOE (GHANA) @ Django Bar
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm

Bortier 16pm doors, 9pm show

From Ghana, West Africa, Bortier Okoe is revered as one of the most electrifying talents in African music! His unique and irresistible music blends traditional instruments with guitar, horns, and vocals, creating a new musical force. (Ga Roots music)

Bortier recently toured and launched his latest Dzeng Sane (World Matters) album in Africa and Australia and was a highlight of last years WOMADelaide festival. You don’t want to miss out Bortier Okoe and his incredible band.

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BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 11 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm

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Following many amazing nights at Camelot, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement.

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

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Apr
23
Sun
EMAD YOUNAN (EP LAUNCH)
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

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Emad Younan returns to the Camelot Lounge for the launch of his debut EP, ‘Because Everything Changes’.
Following his finals appearance on The Voice 2016, Emad has emerged from the studio working with multi-talented producer Sean Carey (ex-Thirsty Merc) with a collection of emotive and melodic folk/pop songs chronicling his life experiences over the past decade.

Emad will be joined on stage by a full band including the brilliant violinist Jess Randall (Crooked Fiddle Band and Devil on the Rooftop), Dave ‘the Wolfman’ Clancy (bass) and Andy ‘the shweet honk’ Jessimer (drums).
The evening promises to be a special event with Emad also paying tribute to his late brother singer/songwriter Jesse Younan, by performing a collection of Jesse’s timeless and beautiful songs.

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SANDY EVANS INDIAN PROJECT with special guest GREG SHEEHAN @ Django Bar
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm

6pm doors, 8pm show

In this special concert one of Australia’s leading Indian musicians, tabla player Bobby Singh, joins Sandy Evans, Brett Hirst and special guest drummer Greg Sheehan in a thrilling musical dialogue.

‘…a masterfully performed fusion of jazz and Indian classical musics’ Joseph Cummins, 1 June 2015 www.musictrust.com.au.

‘bluesy and Indian elements seamlessly intermingling…a significant breakthrough in her work.’ John Shand, SMH, March 29, 2015

Their soulful melodies, breathtaking improvisations, hypnotic grooves and stunning percussion solos celebrate the fusion of jazz and Indian music in a unique and sublime way. They have played to rave reviews at the Bellingen Jazz Festival, OzAsia Festival, Parramasala Festival, Live At The Village, SIMA, Camelot and Sunday Live for the ABC.

Greg Sheehan is an Australian musical legend renowned for his rhythmic mastery, energy, inventiveness and humour. Don’t miss this rare chance to see him live in Sydney in a night that promises to be full of passion and beauty.

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Apr
27
Thu
RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD + HANA & JESSIE-LEE DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

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Ramblin’ Nights presents a huge evening of music with a double album launch from 2 of the finest folk & alt/country acts in the Australian ‘Americana’ scene.

Melbourne’s Rich Davies & The Low Road (featuring Ayleen O’Hanlon on Banjo) have just released their album “Ghosts’ and have been flat out supporting Mick Thomas with his National Tour. Now they’re hitting the road on their own to celebrate this fine album of tender ballads to upbeat foot-stompers. Expect a show that takes you on the highs and lows of a raucous Rich Davies Rollercoaster.

Hana and Jessie-Lee are a country-honky tonk, whisky drinkin, cowboy boot wearing duo from Adelaide. They are all set to release their debut album ‘Southlands’ on their Bad Habits Tour. The ladies live shows have been receiving rave reviews and we are very excited to have them show their wares for Ramblin’ Nights.

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JOSEPH TAWADROS TRIO (UK)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand, all the way from London! “One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia…with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… his writing displays a real depth of emotion…revelling in a zest for life & celebration” (The Australian). Joining the 3x ARIA-winning Oud-player will be sublime pianist Matt McMahon (Gurrumul, Vince Jones) & James Tawadros (percussion).

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Apr
28
Fri
THE SAUERKRAUTS (BERLIN) @ Django Bar
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Deta and Rob Rayner from The Beez present: The Sauerkrauts!

A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion,vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of our Bavarian Boombox. You’ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you’ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena’s 99 Red Balloons; you’ll swoon to Marlene Dietrich´s Lili Marlene but, most of all, you’ll be entertained-and that’s an order!

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KEYIM BA
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

SIBO

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Djembe powerhouse, Sibo Bangoura (Guinea), is joined by celebrated Senegalese percussionist Yacou MBaye (Senegal) on Doun Doun, Talking Drum, Sabar & Congas; Jon Pease (Dereb the Ambassador) on lead guitar and Tina Harris on bass. Joined also by well known Sydney musician Blair Greenberg on guitar, Calvin Welsh on drum kit and the captivating vocals of powerful soul singer Paula Baxter (Ghana) with Rachel Bangoura on the dancefloor completing the picture.

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Apr
30
Sun
RASA DUENDE @ Django Bar
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

Rasa26pm doors, 8pm show

Rasa Duende is a collaboration between internationally acclaimed musicians Bobby Singh (Tabla) Adrian McNeil (Sarod) and Damian Wright (Flamenco Guitar). Flamenco music was created by what began as an extensive journey by the original Gypsies from northern India through the Middle East, North Africa and finally arriving in Andalusia in the south of Spain.

Rasa Duende express a meeting of the two distant points of this journey through a deep understanding of Indian classical and the folk music of India, as well as the songs, dances and rhythms of Flamenco. This particular collaboration succeeds in finding melodies and rhythms that are similar to both musics, and works to create a sound that is both fresh and unique but deeply rooted in the history of these two cultures. A true musical journey from the rich, vibrant tapestry of India to the rolling olive groves and old world taverns of southern Spain.

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THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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May
4
Thu
AFRICA ENTSHA (SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA)
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Their name means “new AFRICA” in Zulu.
Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance, making for a diverse set which draws on the vibrancy of 1950s doo-wop, the all-singing, all-dancing presentation of the 1960s soul groups and the more saccharine tendencies of the modern R&B outfits as much as the soft, healing invocations and exhilarating spirit of their own tribal cultures.
When they perform a gumboots dance, it is minus the boots – these gents are all kitted out in sober grey suits and crisp white shirts.

At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit. From the moment Africa Entsha take the stage they completely captivating and by the end of the show the audiences are left elevated and often deeply moved.

All the way from South Africa, this five-piece a cappella group exude such joy that it’s impossible not to get swept up in their energy. ★★★★ (In Daily, Adelaide Fringe)

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May
5
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS: A TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS @ Django Bar
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

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Introducing “UNLOCKING THE DOORS” – a new Australian Showcase which is rapidly building a following throughout Sydney and the east coast of NSW. A must see outfit totally dedicated in bringing to you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors.

“UNLOCKING THE DOORS” has wasted no time in establishing a name as a showcase not to be missed.
The band consists of four Wollongong based musicians who have set out to capture the magic of Jim Morrison and band that take audiences back in time to the unique rock act that was The Doors!

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BOB EVANS (JEBEDIAH)
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

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Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell is coming back to Camelot and he’ll be treating anyone who pre purchases a ticket,  to a complimentary six track EP, Zeroes To Heroes, of unreleased material for all tickets purchased for this show!

Gracing the Australian music scene for more than two decades, Mitchell is a self-confessed romantic who has written some of the country’s most beloved songs. Under the alias of Bob Evans, Mitchell has released five albums, all of which showcase the versatility and skill of this talented songsmith. Gentle, acoustic melodies prevail, enveloping the classic folk storytelling and strong emotional pull that characterises Mitchells’ substantial body of work.

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May
6
Sat
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
May 6 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. On its 48th anniversary, 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, thoughtfully presented by Damien Lovelock.

Damien Lovelock – vocals
Danny Marx-Young – vocals
Tania Murray – vocals
Bernie Segedin – vocals
Gary Fredericks – guitar
Tim Wedde – keys
Dave Kirby – drums
Clive Harrison – bass

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May
7
Sun
ABBY DOBSON
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Fresh from her trip to Nashville to record her new album, Abby Dobson returns to Django Bar!

Much loved singer from Leonardo’s Bride, whose chart-topping song, “Even When Im Sleeping” was voted 1 of the ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’. Invited to sing with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Mark Seymour, Leo Sayer etc etc,Abby’s also a Camelot regular with her delicious French side-project Baby et Lulu!

“her vocals croon, float, gristle, belt and i swoon as she effortlessly plays with syncopation and phrasing, melody, and the beating hearts of the audience.” – Revolver – live review

JOANNA WEINBERG ALBUM LAUNCH: Pandora’s Bag – A designer song (and bag) collection
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Cabaret artist , musical writer and songwriter Joanna Weinberg is back to launch her new album!!!

A quirky bag model named ‘Chantelle’ will showcase an unusual bag collection and there is a ‘show and tell’ section where audience members are encouraged to tell personal or amusing stories about their bags.

Drummer Nicola Ossher, trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood and Cellist Kate Adams are the outstanding musical and vocal accompanists. A perfect way to celebrate a girl’s night out, ( though boys are very welcome if they have bags ) this experienced and playful performer will ensure you have bags of fun.

“This is a show worth seeing, as indeed is anything presented by Joanna Weinberg. It’s uplifting, musically funky and totally enjoyable. As they say in their program, “The show doesn’t only appeal to women – men have their baggage too”….The show, with its laid back and cool stagecraft and humorous cynicism, is reminiscent of Berlin’s cabarets of the 1920s and Weinberg’s lyrical prowess is as clever as Noel Coward’s.”

Bronwyn Fullerton- Sydney Arts Guide 2016

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May
11
Thu
NAOMI CRAIN + JAMES DONNELLY (DOUBLE EP LAUNCH) @ Django Bar
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

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After a ten year hiatus, Naomi Crain has returned to the studio and brings her second studio release out into the light in this combined EP release event. Her raw and vulnerable truth-telling wears Ani Difranco’s boots, Bono’s leathers and Patty Griffin’s dresses as she walks with her audience through songs for thinking minds and feeling hearts.
Joining Naomi, to release his debut EP, is her long-time co-writer, colleague and friend, James Donnelly. James delivers a powerful acoustic presence and emotive performance. At his core, James is a songwriter who loves the craft of conveying an emotional story to his audience.

naomicrainmusic.com

james-donnelly.com

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May
12
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

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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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May
18
Thu
MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

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After selling out multiple shows, The Morrisons spectacular show ‘Man of constant sorrow; A tribute to the music from O Brother Where Art Thou’ returns to Camelot Lounge in 2017!! Paying homage to the artists and music from the films now legendary soundtrack, The Morrisons will be joined by an absolutely stellar line up of guest!!

“Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best that I have attended this year” – Au Review, 2015.

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May
19
Fri
MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

Oh Brother 7_5_15 11Thu 7pm doors, 8pm show I Fri 7pm doors, 9pm show

After selling out multiple shows, The Morrisons spectacular show ‘Man of constant sorrow; A tribute to the music from O Brother Where Art Thou’ returns to Camelot Lounge in 2017!! Paying homage to the artists and music from the films now legendary soundtrack, The Morrisons will be joined by an absolutely stellar line up of guest!!

“Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best that I have attended this year” – Au Review, 2015.

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May
21
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
May 21 @ 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.

Bandoneón – Daniel Wallace-Crabbe
Violin I – Maria Lindsay
Violin II/Viola – Angela Lindsay
Double Bass – Annabel Cameron
Piano/Voice – Daniel Rojas

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THE LOUNGE QUINTET @ Django Bar
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

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The Lounge Quintet is a unique beast – the love-child of Stuart Davis (best known as a choir director and Gospel singer with longtime colleague Tony Backhouse) and Guy Curd’s cool string quartet. Guy’s quartet is the go-to group these days – everyone from Michael Buble to Peking Duck have used them lately.

The Lounge Quintet will be joined by special guests Rob Maxwell-Jones (sax) and Alice Papademetriou (vocals) for a few numbers.

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May
27
Sat
THE PROTESTERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
May 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Brand new album from Sydney’s most distinct reggae band, The Protesters ‘Postcolonial World’ is the second album release for THE PROTESTERS since ‘Soul of the Nation’ in 2014.

A party to celebrate the album launch will be @ Django Bar on Saturday 27th May, also marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum giving Aboriginal Australians the right to be citizens. This will be a celebration of reggae music and protest song.

ARIA winning Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra) lends his soulful voice to songs of indigenous rights and social justice. Using the quintessential reggae sound to carry its message forward, this new album, ‘Postcolonial World is a rich musical tapestry, weaving classy horn arrangements with a heavy roots reggae rhythm. This release also has four extra dub versions of the original tracks giving them another perspective in this sub genre.

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Jun
1
Thu
EMMA PASK
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm

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

Recently nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album of the year and on the back of sell out shows nationally and internationally throughout 2016, she is super excited to be hitting the road again and sharing her music with you all.

“Two Out” – a chance to catch one of Australia’s finest voices up close and personal, in this beautifully intimate duo setting of voice and piano.

Award winning vocalist Emma Pask is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, Emma Pask has firmly established herself one of one of this country’s favourite voices in Jazz.

“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing!” James Morrison

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Jun
24
Sat
TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm

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Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, and Grasshoppers on a mid-sixites summer eve – these were the glory days of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.

TIJUANA TAXI is a natty 8 piece ensemble (with real marimba!) that evokes the mood and music of the swinging sixties, faithfully recreating 21 classics of this unique, upbeat, melodic group whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and 70’s and will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s music that spans generations.
With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.
The band itself is a who’s who of Sydney’s great musicians, and is led by bassist Tina Harris who also leads her 12 piece Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, a popular Camelot Lounge act, as well as playing for several other multicultural music outfits such as West African funk band, Keyim Ba, Brazilian Jazz project Matanza, 15 piece Cumbia band Cumbiamuffin and latin soul outfit Barrio Soul. Straddling musical worlds, she also pops up in the pit band for various productions at The Hayes Theatre, currently Cabaret The Musical, and previously Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and Sweet Charity.

TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!

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

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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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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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