Nov
24
Fri
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django Bar
Nov 24 all-day

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6pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
Nov 24 all-day

lachy doley

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

Internationally renowned Lachy Doley is a player who can pump, pamper and pound unbelievable, intense sounds from his organ. Add his powerful blues vocals and you’ve got one mesmerising unforgettable show pumping with energy and good times.

Their unique Blues/Soul have seen them play 2 nights at BB.King’s in Memphis, a 3 week European tour in Nov 2015, 2 Joe Bonamassa supports, #1 most played album on the OZ Blues/Roots charts, #1 Album on the iTunes Blues Charts. 3 studio albums, 1 DVD and a stack of OZ tours and festivals.

Lachy’s unique setup features his 1957 Hammond C3 organ and his custom-modified Hohner Whammy Clavinet – the only such machine in Australia.

Lachy Doley has also seen the world, touring with Powderfinger, Jimmy Barnes, Mighty Reapers, Glenn Hughes and recorded with Chad Smith, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa to name a few.

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Nov
25
Sat
4 KINGS @ Django Bar
Nov 25 all-day

4KINGS 20176pm doors, 9pm show

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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MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Nov 25 all-day

Mambo Rumba retro couple web 2 copy 7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

As a special offer for Camelot customers who have enjoyed Mucho Mambo over the years, every ticket holder receives a free download of the new album!

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Nov
26
Sun
SANDY EVANS, BOBBY SINGH & SOME SIRENS @ Django Bar
Nov 26 all-day

Sandy-Evans-HERO_low-700x5306pm doors, 8pm show

After making their premiere at this year’s Manly Jazz Festival, this exciting ensemble made up of the rhythm section of Sirens Big Band and Sandy Evans (Sandy Evans Trio, the catholics, 10 Part Invention) is looking forward to presenting a night of music with internationally renowned tabla player, Bobby Singh (Circle of Rhythm, Jeff Lang, The Bird) . The band will be presenting new compositions by Evans’ exploring intersections between jazz and Indian music, as well as music composed by the various band members. Expect strong grooves, exciting improvisational exchanges and moments of meditative calm.

“This saxophonist [Sandy Evans] surely ranks as one of the best contemporary composers/musicians anywhere.”All About Jazz
“Bobby Singh simply blew everyone away with his playing…” Revolver
“The Sirens are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures.” AustralianJazz.net

Sandy Evans (saxophones), Bobby Singh (tabla), Ellen Kirkwood (trumpet), Zela Margossian (piano), Jessica Dunn (double bass) and Ali Foster (drum kit)

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TÁNGALO
Nov 26 all-day

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6pm doors, 8pm show

One of Australia’s premiere tango ensembles, Tángalo, are returning to Camelot for their last show of 2017! They have continued to delight both Australian and international audiences with their signature blend of Golden-era and modern tango music. The mix of sultry voices, with the combined forces of violin, piano, double bass and the gritty, awesome power of the enigmatic Argentine ‘bandoneon’, make Tángalo’s sound both instantly recognisable and unlike anything else on the Australian music scene.

Get ready for a night drawing you into the nightclubs and ballrooms of Buenos Aires, with this truly remarkable ensemble. The dance floor will be open and the wine flowing.

“Chamber Music on Steroids” – John Shand Sydney Morning Herald

Tángalo features some of Australia’s most dynamic tango specialists: Emily-Rose Sarkova: Bandoneon, Voice, Artistic director & Arranger;  Owen Salomé: Bandoneon, Artistic director & Arranger; Susie Bishop: Violin, Voice; Carl St Jacques: Viola; Daniel Rojas-Gonzales: Piano; Chloe Anne Williamson: Double Bass

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

gac

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

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

Nov
30
Thu
EMMA PASK
Nov 30 all-day

emma pask new-photo-2016-2a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RENEE JONAS + LUCINDA PETERS @ Django Bar
Nov 30 all-day

6pm doors, 8pm show

Having toured around Australia for over 4 years as a soloist with The Ten Sopranos; Renee Jonas has re-embraced her alt-country/folk roots to combine stunning vocals with heart felt songs.

Having won the 2017 TSA APRA AMCOS New Songwriter of the Year Award, a finalist in the Songsalive Song Comp 2017 and currently a finalist in 5 categories of the 2017 ASA Awards as well as recent Rudy Brandsma nominee; Renee has proven her songs are both entertaining and witty. Recently returned from Nashville; Renee has a fun new solo repertoire and a fresh cheeky Christmas Carol ready to be launched at the Django Bar.

Jazz singer/songwriter, Lucinda Peters, brings more to a performance than a highly expressive voice and her original compositions; she also accompanies herself on acoustic guitar or double bass. Her songs cover a broad range of styles. From her own folk meets jazz originals to Ellington, Jobim as well as some songs of the legendary Australian songwriter, Don Walker.

This intimate performance will be a unique opportunity to experience Lucinda’s distinctive music and superlative voice, first hand in an intimate solo setting.

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Dec
1
Fri
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE: IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
Dec 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band rock and country their way through These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, Up, Up & Away, the trippy Some Velvet Morning and some more obscure gems from the Nancy & Lee catalogue.

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Dec 1 all-day

doors-logo-1-1b6pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Dec
2
Sat
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Dec 2 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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Dec
3
Sun
JAGA BAND @ Django Bar
Dec 3 all-day

Jaga 1b6pm doors, 8pm show

Jaga Band is a Sydney-based Ukrainian / Gypsy ensemble which presents famous virtuosic Eastern European melodies with a focus on Carpathian musical culture. Lead by multi-instrumentalist and singer Mar’yana Sywak, every performance and song acquaints the audience to a wide range of Carpathian traditional music and unique folk instruments such as the bandura, sopilka / recorder, violin, and cymbalom played by Belarus virtuoso Lucy Voronov.

Jaga’s repertoire is very light and catchy and encourages dancing and singing along. Special guest of the concert will be famous Ukrainian singer Laryssa Kovalchuk.

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SAM OUTLAW (USA) + COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS (USA)
Dec 3 all-day

dec 37pm doors, 8pm show

Love Police Touring are delighted to announce the return of Sam Outlaw to Australia along with special guest Courtney Marie Andrews!

Sam Outlaw, who has graced our shores and stages twice before, will this time bring with him a brilliant new album “Tenderheart” which was released in April of this year. The 13-track collection of originals was met with rave reviews including The Australian newspaper who said in it’s 4.5 Star review “On his second album the 34-year-old delivers a gem infused with the musical history of his adopted city, as well as Nashville, Austin and every dance hall and honky tonk in between.” while Rolling Stone Magazine Australia gave it a 4 Star review and called “Tenderheart” “an assured step forward for this rising country star.”

After being embraced and shown the love by audiences in Australia on her tour here earlier this year the amazingly talented Courtney Marie Andrews is coming back. At just 16 years old, Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. Travelling up and down the West Coast of the USA, busking and playing anywhere that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. Her 2016 album “Honest Life”, the follow up to the stellar “On My Page,” has been praised by media universally with the UK’s Daily Telegraph saying “the poetic economy of her lyrics is right up there with such masters of the country vignette as Guy Clark and John Prine…a truly substantial talent.” That’s some big associations right there.

This December the future of Americana will be shown to be in the excellent hands of Sam Outlaw and Courtney Marie Andrews. Do not miss it.

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Dec
4
Mon
SYDNEY BURLESQUE GALA presents NAKED GIRLS EATING @ DJANGO BAR
Dec 4 all-day

NGE 2018 IMAGE6pm doors, 8pm show

Lets talk about sex baby, lets talk about food and me, lets talk about all the good wings and the bad dumplings that we eat!

There are many different ways we interact with food and how it makes us feel.
Does food turn you on?
Are you are vegan?
Do you have a difficult relationship with food?
Have you still not decided how you feel about it?
Corriander or not?

Come hear and see some of Sydney’s favourite women talk about their relationship with food and how it makes them feel.

The panel of naked ladies will be discussing different matters from sex and food, body image and food to food and art!

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Dec
6
Wed
RULE 34 presents MERRY CRASSMAS
Dec 6 all-day

rule 34 xmas 1a6pm doors, 7.30pm show

When you think about Rule 34, do you touch your elf?

Well erect the tree and fist me under the mistletoe! It’s time for Rule 34’s XXXmas show – MERRY CRASSMAS.

Join us on 6 December for a sack full of Christmas-themed scenes that can’t be unseen, featuring a whole heap of performances that will exploit, subvert, pervert and downright ruin the magic of Christmas!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, love Christmas or have Felice Navidaddy issues… let us swaddle you (not recommended for those who are Claus-trophobic) with a not-so-silent night of jingling balls, XXXmas carols and delicious reinbeers. Who knows… you might even get sleigh-ed (while shepherd’s watch)…

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THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm

gac

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

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

Dec
7
Thu
SPYGLASS GYPSIES ALBUM LAUNCH
Dec 7 all-day

7pm doors, 8pm show

The energetic, brilliant and playful Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars.

Spyglass Gypsies launch their second album ‘Voyages’ at Camelot Lounge on December 7. Since their debut self-titled album launch in 2014 the group has made regular appearances at folk and jazz festivals across the country, were awarded a touring grant by the Australian Arts Council and have performed alongside luminaries such as Hank Marvin and Ana Moura.

‘Voyages’ brings together a collection of new and all-original works with influences from European and South American regions. With over 7 years of experience performing together, Spyglass Gypsies have crafted a new album that conveys sensitivity and nuance, innovation and vitality. Featuring contributions from every group member, ‘Voyages’ captures the unique sound and approach that Spyglass Gypsies bring to their music.

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Dec
8
Fri
FRIDAY NIGHT SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO @ Django Bar
Dec 8 all-day

Malo Malo6pm doors, 9pm show

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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PETULANT FRENZY play FRANK ZAPPA: SOLD OUT!!!
Dec 8 all-day

PF_081217_ApostOnite_A3_BASIC7pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney’s oldest living 10-piece Zappa tribute act will, for the first time ever, yield to years of relentless pressure from their adoring public and perform two of Frank’s most revered albums back to back! That’s right, you guessed it..APOSTROPHE and OVERNITE SENSATION

The band is currently assembling a delicious range exotic ingredients in anticipation of the rising of this musical soufflé. They’ll also throw in a bonus musician or two.for extra goodness, and of course they’ll whip out a bunch of bonus FZ tunes from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s in order to deliver their usual marathon show. Having recently become accustomed to the arena-like environment of that place up the road, the band is salivating (even more than usual) at the prospect of their debut up-close and intimate performance at Camelot!  Fun will be had, provided you watch out where the huskies go..

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Dec
9
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 11 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Dec 9 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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Dec
10
Sun
MIRIAM LIEBERMAN
Dec 10 all-day

miriam7pm doors, 8pm show

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

This Sydney based singer songwriter is known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp, known as the kora. Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa.

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice. Playing kora as well as acoustic guitar, Miriam is joined by exceptional string players – violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/ Baby et Lulu) and cellist Kate Adams. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that melds into a soaring beautiful soundscape.

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SALLEH & STRAZZ @ Django Bar
Dec 10 all-day

Salleh strazz6pm doors, 8pm show

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars).

Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed.

Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians.

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Dec
13
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Dec 13 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

 

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THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm

gac

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

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

Dec
14
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Dec 14 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

 

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VOODOO BOOGALOO @ DJANGO BAR
Dec 14 all-day

Boogaloo6pm doors, 8pm show

Ex DIG keyboard master Scott Saunders with Ivan Jordan ON drums and Peter Kohlhoff on bass are digging deep into the 60s psychedelic funky organ trip.

Think big John Patton, Jimmy McGriff, Antonioni’s “Blow up”, or the Whiskey Au Go Go, all we need to complete the scene are some go go girls or boys!
Come on down and do the pony in your hot pants and boots, flares and boho threads gladly accepted.

Right On!!

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Dec
15
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Party!!!
Dec 15 all-day

cyndi-lauper7pm doors, 9pm show

POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s classics LIVE at Camelot Lounge. The Midas Touch, Rock Steady, She’s Fresh, Push It and let’s not forget Cindy Lauper, MJ, Whitney, Madonna, EWF and Prince…

An authentic 80s  sound and groove will have you shaking to this unique production of Funk and soul.

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ZALE SECK (SENEGAL) @ Django Bar
Dec 15 all-day

zale seck6pm doors, 9pm show

A rare opportunity to experience a part of Senegalese music history!
Zale Seck was born into a griot family in Senegal. His role in life is historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and musician. Learning singing, percussion and guitar is all part of a griot’s life.
His talent and charisma made him a guru of the senegalese musical scene joining famous groups in the eighties, L’Étoile 2000 de Dakar and the legendary Orchestra Baobab.

His own particular style, mbalax dagou, is inspired from mbalax, the popular music of Sénégal. His success crossed borders over Senegalese borders and he toured extensively throughout Europe as an independent artist.

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Dec
16
Sat
DEAN RAY ALBUM LAUNCH @ DJANGO BAR
Dec 16 all-day

Dean Ray 6pm doors, 9pm show

Dean has worked hard at his craft, writing, touring and honing his talents. He has performed countless headline shows, touring both nationally and internationally since making waves in the public eye back in 2014.  Rolling Stone says of Dean’s new album The Messenger:  “Ray delivers a set that’s steeped in Australiana and affecting story-telling… The down-on-his-luck outlaw rocker motif isn’t new, but Ray’s talent turns it upside down with terrific verve.”

Join us as we celebrate the launch of his brand new album and his Camelot Lounge debut!

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Dec 16 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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Dec
17
Sun
BABY ET LULU
Dec 17 all-day

baby et7pm doors, 8pm show

“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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GUITARRA FLAMENCA feat. PACO LARA (SPAIN) & DAMIAN WRIGHT (AUS) @ Django Bar
Dec 17 all-day

flamenco6pm doors, 8pm show

Acclaimed flamenco guitarist PACO LARA, from Jerez de la frontera, Spain, together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) is presenting a performance of authentic flamenco guitar as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more…the evening will also feature JAMES HAUPTMANN on percussion.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco has toured Internationally alongside Maestro Paco Cepero, one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers. Paco Lara has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio (años 2000 a 2003) y Los Delinqüentes (años 2007 a 2011).

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

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Dec
20
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Dec 20 @ 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

Dec
21
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR: A CHRISTMAS SWING EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
Dec 21 all-day

You With Me. Stills7pm doors, 8pm show

With the PETER LOCKE TRIO featuring Craig Scott (bass)
Plus special guests

A seriously swinging time is to be had this Christmas at Camelot.
Grab your seats for a Swinging Extravaganza including some swing versions of Christmas songs!

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

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

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

“Gregg Arthur is the finest male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones.”  Eric Myers, The Australian

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MINGUS AMONGST US @ DJANGO BAR
Dec 21 all-day

Mingus 16pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney baritone saxophonist Steve Fitzmaurice brings to life the fiery and energetic compositions of Charles Mingus with an all star line up comprising of James Loughnan (tenor sax); Peter Farrah (alto sax); Jamie Cameron (drums); Brendan Clarke (bass); Mike Raper (trombone); Mark Barnsley (trombone); Ray Cassar (trumpet); and Nick Southcott on piano.

‘Mingus Amongst Us’ perfectly captures the raucous, fiery energy that Mingus and his compositions were famous for!

“It’s raucous, just as Mingus would have liked it!”
Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz

“Earthy, passionate and sophisticated, blues and gospel inspired jazz”
Roger Mitchell@Ausjazz.net

“There’s so much energy in Mingus, so much of it is released by this ensemble” Roger Mitchell @Ausjazz.net.au

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Dec
22
Fri
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Dec 22 all-day

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Camelot Lounge will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this special end of year 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)

The band’s propulsive thick pile sound includes Zoran and Sasa Todorovic, father and son on accordions, Dario Moconja on electric bass, Ben Kidson on percussion, Stephen Lalor on mandolin, Leonid Beshle on piano and saxophone, Cakija Čajki and Arne Hanna on guitars!

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WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN @ Django Bar
Dec 22 all-day

x6pm doors, 9pm show

Featuring:   Lizzie Mack (The Soul Movers), Carrie Phillis (Booby Traps) Tiffany Sinton (Glammarays) Murray Cook (Wiggles) Pip Hoyle (Radio Birdman) Stu Wilson (The Loose Pills) Andy Newman (The Visitors)

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

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Dec
23
Sat
TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Dec 23 all-day

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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.

TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!

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CHRIS GUDU & AFRO PAMOJA @ Django Bar
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm

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From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Django Bar. Former lead singer & bass man of Jive Kayana, his up tempo and exuberant music ( Umbaqanga music) originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa. Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more. You can expect a highly charged, high energy and exhilarating performance from Chris Gudu and his band.

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Dec
27
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Dec 27 @ 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

Dec
28
Thu
THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, TOM PETTY and NEIL YOUNG @ Django Bar
Dec 28 all-day

sicarios6pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the goliaths of rock – country, Creedence,Tom Petty , Neil Young – The Sicarios rock you back to a time when “gigs” had nothing to do with computers and everything to do with the crack of snare, twang of a Fender, the sweet liquor of vocal harmony and boot heels bouncing on a packed dance floor.

Led by the irrepressible Lloyd G on drums/vocals (The Atlantics, Dave Warner, Russell Morris, Perry Keyes, etc), his shotgun rider Steven Little on guitar/vocals – the Sicarios are good times distilled into a four-piece with a pedigree of Doc Neeson, Dragon, Swanee, Christine Anu etc, etc, playing music as hot now as it was then – don’t miss them!

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Dec
29
Fri
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django Bar
Dec 29 all-day

POSTER NO WRITING6pm doors, 9pm show

Blues & Soul Extravaganza is back for a special end of year show with Multi award winning Soulful Blues Artists PAT POWELL ( aria winner Melbourne Ska) stunning Soulful Blues queens LIZA OHLBACK , KATE LUSH ( multi award winning artists) plus internationally renowned CLAYTON DOLEY on Organ/Piano/Vocals , DAVE LONGO on Guitar/Bass and GREG OHLBACK on drums/Vocals.

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

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KEYIM BA
Dec 29 all-day

Keyim Ba

7pm doors, 9pm show

This brilliant 8 piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

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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Dec
30
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Dec 30 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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Dec
31
Sun
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba NYE Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Dec 31 all-day

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Roots, Rock, Reggae, Jazzy-Latin-Samba-“That night Bob Marley and Jorge Ben Jor decided to throw a party together…”

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

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NEW YEARS EVE with MARSALA!!!
Dec 31 all-day

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Back by popular demand the ultimate party band MARSALA will again be doing Camelot on NYE!!!
This will be THE most fun way to see in the New Year in Sydney, and its only $60
Don’t miss out – prebookings strongly advised

Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe…

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

Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‘the world’ in music.

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Jan
6
Sat
WAITING FOR GUINNESS
Jan 6 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Variously described as Garage Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, and Gangster Jazz, Waiting for Guinness has been playing the Sydney pub/club scene for years. They may be one of the best dressed too. The band features up to seven pieces including banjo, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, accordion, guitaron (Mexican bass), flute, guitars and drums. In the tradition of artists such as Tom Waits, Calexico and The Pogues, Waiting for Guinness take their nourishment from ‘old music’ and hot-wire the styles of Berlin Cabaret, Mariachi, Vaudeville, Spaghetti Western and Swing-Jazz into their own surreal vision.

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Jan
7
Sun
MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS (USA) @ Django Bar
Jan 7 all-day

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Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US.

Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio.

Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops.

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Jan
11
Thu
JOE FILISKO & ERIC NODEN (USA)
Jan 11 all-day

Joe Filisko Eric Noden 17pm doors, 8pm show

Ultra-rhythmic and highly entertaining, this Chicago blues duo creates a very big sound with just a harmonica, a guitar and vocal harmonies reminiscent of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.

Mining rag time, acoustic blues, old time country, jug band music and early jazz, Filisko and Noden are expert practitioners of styles that defined the blues in its earliest days, channeling the spirit of masters like Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Bill Broonzy, taking their traditions in vibrant new directions. With jaw-dropping virtuosity and hilarious story-telling, Filisko and Noden have a synergy born of many years on the road, taking their toe-tapping music across the world.

They return to Australia in January 2018! Unmissable!.

“Two marvellous musicians who have captured not only the sounds but the emotional spirit of some of the richest bloodlines of American music.” : Kim Field, author of Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers

“Eric and Joe are possessed by the spirits of Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Terry, Robert Johnson, Johnny Woods, Sonny Boy Williamson, Gwen Foster and transported listeners back to the 1920’s Delta..”
 : Mickey Raphael, harmonica player for Willie Nelson

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Jan
13
Sat
EL ORQUESTON
Jan 13 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

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Jan
14
Sun
THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jan 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Caught up in the mayhem of a WW2 bombing on London, the acclaimed Starr Sisters wind up in an air raid shelter turned speakeasy with the 17-piece Regent Street Big Band. While chaos reigns above, there’s nothing for it but to make a party out of the situation.

On the spur of the moment, the famous vocal trio take the stage with the band to entertain the rest of the sheltering audience, who are in the same predicament, and a raucous evening of wartime swing ensues.

Be transported: join us to dance, sing, yell out and become part of the melee. This fully costumed and choreographed show brings to life many hits made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and more. We’d love you to dress up, too, and become part of the event.

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Jan
17
Wed
OI DIPNOI (SICILY) @ Django Bar (After Gypsy Art Club)
Jan 17 all-day

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Oi Dipnoi are returning to Django Bar in January, fresh from Woodford Folk Festival!

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

hitsville6pm doors, 9pm show

Suzy and the Snakepit  bring you a night of Motown.

This supergroup of talented indy music alumni come together to celebrate the music of Hitsville USA! This line-up is all about having a good time, and paying respect to the magic of Motown. Vocalist Suzy G will be leading this great line-up for a fabulous night of hits.

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Jan
21
Sun
THE RAILSPLITTERS (USA) @ DJANGO BAR
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
26
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jan 26 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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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 BAR
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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Feb
8
Thu
THE BEEZ (BERLIN) @ DJANGO BAR
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 now, oh Lordy! They’ve just graduated from their famous “Sitzdisco” (dancing while seated) to “Moshpitzen” (mosh pitting) with the addition of fabulous all- dancing, all-singing drummer Annette Kluge. Hailing from Hamburg, Annette has catapulted those toe tappin Teutons to the dance floor while still retaining The Beez acoustic sound and soaring four-part harmonies.

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
10
Sat
TRICIA & THE GREY ZONE @ DJANGO BAR
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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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
THE NECKS
Mar 3 all-day

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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
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
22
Thu
BREABACH (SCOTLAND) @ DJANGO BAR
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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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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