Jan
22
Sun
EXCUSE THE FRENCH
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

Zelie Appel as Brigitte Bardot and Adrienne Wright as the young Serge Gainsbourg

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

“Excuse The French” is a selection of 10 classic French songs linked by small sections of drama – loosely based on fact. Performed by an eclectic group of musicians from the Sydney region, this show plays on the kitsch side of French culture while paying homage to some great music. The musicians in the show have played in just about every band in Australia (and a few in France) – including King Curly, the Lighthouse Keepers, Chris Cody Coalition, Tour de Funk, Red Ochre, Widdershins, the Gadflys, Van Park (the musical) and many, many more. Written by Greg Appel and brought to life a lively ensemble cast, this is a show that transcends the generations.  It is about a Paris full of accordions, Eiffel towers and L’amour.  Perhaps this is an imagined place, but it’s still somewhere worth going.

This performance is accompanied by a Short Film “Paris la ville de le Musique”. An Australian perspective on Parisian musical history. The film partly inspired the show and as someone said “it’s pretty easy to watch”.

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FOURWINDS (Ireland) @ Django Bar
Jan 22 @ 9:00 pm
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Deeply rooted in the tradition, FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. Their influences include Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and even Elvis. This energetic quartet delivers a truly unique musical experience.

The band has just been awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Award, presented by the Celtic Connections festival board in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in Celtic music. FourWinds has also been chosen as one of three finalists in the Rising Stars Competition, held by The Gathering in Killarney, Ireland.

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Jan
25
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jan 25 @ 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

RUSSELL MORRIS + LUKE ESCOMBE
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan
26
Thu
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

bumpcity1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Bump City are Sydney’s very own kings of soul and funk and they’re back at their favourite venue Camelot Lounge. Bump City are the ultimate 10 piece party band with a repertoire of soul hits from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Al Green, Wilson Pickett and many more. The five piece Bump City Horns make these classic songs come alive. With a tight rhythm section and lead singer Peter Morgan’s soaring soul vocals, you will want to party with Bump City all night long.

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FRIDAY ON MY MIND: A Tribute to Vanda & Young @ Django Bar
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm

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Friday on My Mind – A Tribute to Vanda & Young…feat: songs from the EASYBEATS, John Paul Young, Stevie Wright and AC/DC…

Vanda & Young were the brains and brawn behind the Easybeats, John Paul Young, Steve Wright, Flash & the Pan, ACDC and many more. Their influence on the Australian music scene is enormous not to mention their influence on musicians around the world. Not only did this song writing and producing duo make a huge mark on the music industry, they also managed to put some balls back into the pop music scene from the sixties onwards…

The night will feature some iconic numbers as well as some forgotten surprises that will ignite memories in your pop psyche. With a hand-picked band and guest singers, the show will spin some original interpretations on these classics.

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Jan
27
Fri
CODA + VERONIQUE SERRET
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm

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This collective of classically trained musicians consistently transcend musical boundaries with their trademark blend of strings, percussion, world and electronica as they perform their ARIA nominated repertoire for a unique and uplifting musical journey.

In support will be a solo performance violinist Veronique Serret, direct from her Mofo festival ‘a Stolen Satellite’ performance featuring compositions written especially for her six string electric violin, which is run through a guitar amp and electronics.

http://www.undercovermusic.com.au/coda.htm

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LLOYD G & THE AMBASSADORS @ Django Bar
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

In love with Rock ‘n Roll and Roots music, Lloyd G draws his repertoire from the 50s, 60s and current day Robert Plant’s Band of Joy (and Raising Sand)
and JD McPherson.

“I’ve always been interested in the music that shaped monumental bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Then of course I found out that they both loved and played all the 50s stuff, especially Chuck Berry – Led Zeppelin even played a high energy grungy version of ‘C’mon Everybody’ by Eddie Cochran – and yes, that’s the version we play.
I’m honoured and so pleased to have the mighty Mike Gubb (Crowded House) on piano/keys and you’ve just got to hear him play this style – he’s the greatest.”

There’ll be songs from Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and a whole lot more. Not only a listening pleasure but guaranteed to keep you dancing.

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Jan
29
Sun
THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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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NELL GRECO (UK) & GADJO GUITARS @ Django Bar
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm

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What happens when a vintage-obsessed jazz runaway, meets a guitar slinging gypsy jazz trio? The result is “It Happened One Night,” recorded the day after their debut live performance in Sydney in early 2015. The album features the elegant vocal stylings and commanding sensuality of London-based chanteuse, Nell Greco, combined with the swinging acoustic artistry of Sydney trio, Gadjo Guitars. The album captures the high hearted hedonism, the soul stirring heartbreak, the live-in-the-moment atmosphere that was wartime France in a uniquely authentic way. And is a fine opening statement by a group of musicians performing together through the shared language of music and the love and passion for French inspired swing music.

Come and experience the fun and fury as together, they create an exciting atmosphere of incredible, wild and beautiful music in Camelot Lounge’s decedent Django Bar.

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Feb
1
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Feb 1 @ 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

Feb
2
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

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The Caravan Poetry Slam brings together around 20 local poets, a panel of judges, and a room full of what they hope to be, “open hearts instead of roses, open minds instead of rotten tomatoes.”

Anyone can sign up and sacrifice their three-minute slam to the open space. Each poem will be scored and then the top three poets compete in a finalist round to decide the winner. Interactivity is integral, with other elements of ‘Emergency Art’ integrated into the night in the form of written confessionals and ‘coughed up’ soapbox-style Emergency Slams.

Book a spot in our slam by posting HERE, then show up at 7pm to confirm. This one will book out!

$5 | 6pm doors, 8pm show

 

RICK PRICE
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Rick Price presents a dynamic & emotionally powerful 1-man show. With his soaring voice & soulful story-telling songs, he moves audiences from laughter to tears. Rick combines his greatest hits, works from his latest release (recorded in Nashville where he now resides) & songs from some of the greats that have inspired Ricks’ unique style – Elvis, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke & Sinatra. Ricks’ musical style traverses Rock, Rhythm ‘n Blues, Soul & Gospel….from the modern era back to the old time classics. Rick is the consummate performer, a multi-instrumentalist & world class vocalist who never fails to deliver an experience to remember.

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Feb
3
Fri
CASS EAGER & THE VELVET ROPE + JAMES VAN COOPER @ Django Bar
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

Cass-Eager 1a6pm doors, 9pm Show

Named by folk-blog Timber and Steel as ‘Janis Joplin & Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager’s mix of raw blues, husky soul & lighthearted ditties are all punctuated with her unique whisky-soaked vocals. Emotive, slightly raspy, at times tender & at times powerful – Eager’s voice is the driving force of her music. Internationally-renowned but defiantly grassroots,

Cass Eager is one of those rare artists that’s mastered everything from the foot-stomping blues to a sensual slow burner. She’s been called ‘one of the best female singers in Australia’ by Richard Glover (ABC), & Diesel claims she could ‘sing the phone book & you wouldn’t get bored’.

James Van Cooper breathes an air of everyday darkness and intrigue into what some loosely call country music.
It’s actually story songs that invite you on his journey and make you realise you’ve been there yourself.
On stage James wears his rock influences on his sleeve with his feet planted firmly in his cowboy boots.

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TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

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Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, Screw Drivers, and Grasshoppers in the summer of 1965 – these were the glory days of Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass.

TIJUANA TAXI’ is a tribute to the music of The Tijuana Brass and will recreate 14 major classics of this original, upbeat, melodic ensemble whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and early 70’s through film, TV, and trends of all kinds.

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 will evoke the mood, fashion, and art of its day. Performed by a 9 piece band, this show has the capacity to strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as to intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks.

The band is led by bassist Tina Harris (regularly seen performing at Camelot Lounge with her popular Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, as well as with Keyim Ba, Barrio Soul and Mucho Mambo) who also has theatre credits to her name having been musical director for the Helpmann award winning shows ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ and ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’).

This night promises to be as much fun as it is unique and quirky. An entertainment experience not to miss!

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Feb
4
Sat
RAMBLIN’ NIGHTS POST TAMWORTH PARTY!! @ Django Bar
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm

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Tamworth Country Music Festival finishes up at the end of January & everyone is still in party mode, so Ramblin’ Nights decided to keep the festivities going with the best of the alt country/Americana scene show.

Golden Guitar winner LACHLAN BRYAN (Melbourne) has just finished up a Winter Tour of the USA showcasing his album ‘Mountain’. He will be gathering some of the finest guests to join him on stage for this show! JEN MIZE (QLD) & MITCH POWER (Melb) are joining forces to play a duo show for the evening. Sydney’s PEASANT MOON are opening the night with their beautiful blend of late night folk & intimate acoustic alt/country.

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WAITING FOR GUINNESS
Feb 4 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm 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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Feb
5
Sun
ALEX PARKMEN & FRIENDS
Feb 5 @ 9:00 pm

alex6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

After a series of successful performances overseas, Sydney-based pianist Alex Parkmen returns to Camelot Lounge in February to launch his new album ‘IN THE MOOD’.  A graduate of Kiev Conservatorium Alex was trained as both classical and jazz pianist. He always sought to combine the two genres, to experiment, interpret, and improvise. In his original compositions Alex also draws on classical and jazz inspirations. On the night Alex Parkmen will be performing a wide variety of compositions – from classical piano tunes to quirky arrangements where his grand piano will be joined by bass guitar and drums.

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Feb
8
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Feb 8 @ 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

Feb
9
Thu
AN EVENING WITH LIOR and STRING QUARTET
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

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Lior returns to Camelot for one special night on Thursday 9 February. This will be a memorable and intimate performance, featuring Lior and joined by a beautiful string quartet that will traverse through Lior’s rich music catalogue as well as featuring new material from Lior’s upcoming new album to be released later in 2017.

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DREAMBOOGIE + SUGAR BOWL HOKUM @ Django Bar
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm

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Vocalist Rebecca Davey brings elements of her musical idols to her performance – the great female Blues vocalists of the 1920s and 30s. Artists such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Victoria Spivey, Mamie Smith and similar bold women of their time, have influenced Rebecca, both in her vocal delivery and performance. Together as a 4-piece band, Dreamboogie re-imagine and reinterpret the songs of those great trailblazing Blues performers for today’s audiences, using contemporary sounds and fresh arrangements, whilst retaining the essential spirit and attitude of the music. Old Blues with new ‘tude.

Rewinding the musical clock to a time when cocaine and reefer were legal, cultural dynamism was at a peak, modern womanhood was redefined and the first sexual revolution was under way, Sugar Bowl Hokum perform songs that draw on these themes.The music of some very feisty almost forgotten trail blazers makes up a large part of the repertoire. Memphis Minnie, Barrel House Annie and Rosetta Howard songs are performed in different arrangements than the listener may not be used to but always capturing the essence of the song and the times.

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Feb
10
Fri
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage rock show
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm 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.

Through the late 60’s and early 70’s, a plethora of bands appeared on the scene, not to be recognised as legends for many years to come. Their songs were real, raw, and full of emotion. They paved the way for many others, but more importantly, they infected an entire generation with the need to pick up a guitar and turn it up loud.

With this in mind, Long Live Rock and Roll has created an experience in itself. The guitars have yellowed with age, and the amps are not energy-efficient. There are no glossy covers, and no auto-tune; just 5 musicians, a dark stage, and some legendary songs, performed as they should be.

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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MIRIAM LIEBERMAN @ Django Bar
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm

miriam6pm door, 8pm show

Miriam and her trio have been busy touring their latest acclaimed album release ‘Full Circle’ around the country – A work that Rhythms magazine described as “ A thing of intoxicating beauty “

(November 2016 issue ) Having spent long periods of time studying with greats in West Africa, Miriam writes and performs mostly on the kora – her signature 21 stringed West African harp, to which she brings her own contemporary Western- ed pop sensibilities and her powerful, unmistakable voice. With songs reminiscent of the early work of Joni Mitchell infused with rhythms of Africa, the lush vocal harmonies and string parts of violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/Baby et Lulu) and cellist Kate Adams open the songs out to a soaring beautiful soundscape. ’The trio return the Django on Miriam’s birthday to play songs from the new album, some old favourites, share the stage with special guests and share some words of inspiration…

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Feb
11
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm

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Recently 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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Feb
12
Sun
FORRÓ NIGHT with FORALL BAND & SYDNEY FORRÓ DANCE
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm

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Come and join us as Camelot Lounge is transported to the streets of Brazil!!

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

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

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THE HAPPENING SING @ Django Bar
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm

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The Happening Sing is a kind of ‘open choir’ – more like a meet-up than a traditional choir. It’s all about that unique experience of being in a group of singers belting out a song in harmony, without having to commit to a weekly rehearsal.

You can start the night off with a cocktail or even a pizza, then learn a 3 part version of a pop song, led by Stuart Davis with David Bidwell on guitar, and a crowd of like-minded souls. At then end of the session the song will be filmed and uploaded to youtube.

“Lots and lots of people sing in choirs these days – they already know what a “choirgasm” is, but there are many more who’ve never experienced one. I aim to fix that – to bring the choirgasm to the masses”

Stuart Davis

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Feb
15
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Feb 15 @ 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

Feb
16
Thu
MICHELLE LITTLE SINGS THE SONGS OF PATSY CLINE
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm

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“Michelle Little Sings the Songs of Patsy Cline” takes you on an emotional journey through the songs and stories that made the legend. Michelle, who recently released a live recording of the show, has been staging her tribute at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the past nine years to rave reviews. Fans can’t get enough of Michelle’s version of classics like “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces”.

Sydney Conservatorium trained and originally from near Dubbo in regional NSW, Michelle Little has been touring nationally and internationally for more than twenty years. She has performed at festivals from Mildura to Nashville and venues from The Blue Bird Café to the Sydney Opera House. She has released two full albums with both receiving airplay in Australia and overseas. With her heart-wrenching vocals and a band of top musicians, Michelle Little’s tribute to Patsy Cline is like no other.

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Feb
17
Fri
VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Guests
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

​Back by very popular demand, ​​Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents thefirst edition of new Vaudevillia for 2017.  Yet again “Everything new will be old again!” with NEW GUESTS, fresh tunes, and some very well-honed one liners and magical happenings.

Based on the old Vaudeville program intermingling segments of music, magic, dance, comedy, sight acts and more, the Junk Band have created a recipe for mirth, mayhem and madness, with SPECIAL GUESTS as stunning and startling additions to the bizarre and prodigious talents exhibited by members of the Junk Band.

It’s a 21st Century recreation of Vaudeville atmosphere and charm, and what better venue than the fabulous Camelot. ​Roll up, Roll up, and discover entertainment as it should be : Vaudevillia.

 

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Feb
18
Sat
DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVIEW @ Django Bar
Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

A mix of Blues, Swing, phat, filthy Funk, Soul and Reggae, will have you on that dance floor all night long.

Playing a carefully crafted mix of classics, and some rare gems. You’ll hear legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Robben Ford, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, The Commodores, Joss Stone, George Benson, Aretha Franklin and many more.

This is no ordinary band. Led by one of Sydney’s youngest and funkiest keyboard players, Danny Tsun on piano and Hammond organ (Ray Beadle Band, P J O’Brien Band, Johnny Cass Band, Psycho Zydeco, Alan Barnes Band, Robert Susz and more).

A true gentleman, but when in front of a Keyboard, Danny is… the “Tsunami”.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Feb 18 @ 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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Feb
19
Sun
ALI & THE THIEVES present LEONARD COHEN KOANS
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm

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Leonard Cohen. A poet of such enigmas that death was surely just one more puzzle for him to study, come to understand, and then charmingly defy to comply with its demands…

Join ali & the thieves in an act of remembrance and celebration as they present their critically acclaimed distillation of Leonard’s poetry, prose and song. From the mythological love song Suzanne to the prayer like If It Be Your Will, come drink from the well that Leonard built.

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Feb
24
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowiet. 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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Feb
25
Sat
MARDI GRASS MAMBO with MUCHO MAMBO!!!
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras 2017 with Latin Big Band Mucho Mambo. Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate another ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Dig out your Mardi Gras masks, feathers, boas, ruffles and puffy sleeves and mambo all night with a celebration of Cuban Big Bands with a twist from New Orleans. A huge event not to be missed!
Be quick to book as last time this show sold out early!

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PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django Bar
Feb 25 @ 9:00 pm

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The beaming smile of Pape Mbaye 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, and his eight-piece band Chosani Afrique, bring some of the magic of West Africa to their audience – a night of Latin, reggae and jazz, inspired and 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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Feb
26
Sun
JOANNA WEINBERG: THE PIANO DIARIES
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

 JoannaW0013-MED6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

The Piano Diaries is a song cycle based on the true story of South African/Australian songwriter Joanna Weinberg’s inherited rosewood piano. This incredibly intimate and personal show has toured Australia, receiving rave reviews . This will be the 7th time her much loved show has played at Camelot. Accompanying Joanna will be Kate Adams on cello.

‘Joanna Weinberg “ The Piano Diaries” glows with the emotional character of a bright smile. This songwriter/vocalist/actress paints a kaleidoscope of rich imagery in her songs that transcends genres with perfect pitch and flawless intonation. She possesses the rare ability to interpret and personalize her own lyrics through a full range of emotions, imbuing her songs with the experiential conviction of a Joni Mitchell:’

– Jazz Music, CJ Bond.

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Mar
5
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

jonah6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Sydney’s hottest a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Mar
8
Wed
MANU DELAGO (Bjork/Cinematic Orchestra)
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

In between performing with Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra and Anoushka Shankar, the prodigious Hang player and percussionist Manu Delago will be touring Australia in 2017 ‘Handmade Tour’ with his 3 piece multi instrumentalist band. From overachieving teenaged rock bands, through extensive classical training; from his exploits at the cutting edge of art pop as the lynchpin of Björk’s band, to a London Symphony Orchestra
commission which saw him playfully subverting their expectations; this endlessly curious artist has been honing his own style rich in melody, wit and invention. Be prepared to be stunned by this amazing live blend of pop, world and electronic music by one of the world’s most original and influential artists. A non-stop affair of creativity, surprise, beauty, harmony, wit, art, invention, energy and entertainment.

“Amazing percussionist and hang player” – Björk
“Virtuoso” – The Times
“A masterful and sensitive musician” – The Telegraph
“Ridiculously deft electro-acoustic percussionist” – Toronto Star

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Mar
9
Thu
XYLOURIS WHITE (New York)
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Xylouris White (the rarefied duo of Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris) return to Australia this summer for headline shows in Sydney & Melbourne and festival appearances at Woodford and Womadelaide.

The tour follows the release of Black Peak the second long playing offering from Xylouris White and a dynamic follow up to their 2014 debut and Billboard World Music #1 album, Goats.

“This is Cretan folk music played with a rock’n’roll intensity that is truly immersive.” Uncut – 8/10

“These are haunted folk rituals feeling around deep inside the human psyche, grasping for rarely reached zones and nostalgia for submerged memories” The Quietus

“Astounding stuff” Songlines

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Mar
10
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

‘(Lolo Lovina)…have created an album that swings from traditional to groundbreaking Rroma music, all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun’
Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet ABC Radio National, 2015

‘YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE…THIS IS THE FUTURE OF MUSIC.’ BRIAN ENO

Virtuosic Rromani Gypsy world music fusion band Lolo Lovina draw influences from Balkan Gypsies, Gypsy swing jazz and Tango. The band is fronted by Hungarian Rromani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak & Serbian Rromani-Gypsy guitarist and drummer Nenad Radic. Sarah & Nenad source the best musicians from around the Globe to work on their musical, recording, performance and theatre projects.

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!
Mar 10 @ 9:00 pm

victor-5a7.30pm 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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Mar
12
Sun
MAGGIE FERGUSON TANGO & FRIENDS
Mar 12 @ 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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Mar
16
Thu
AFENGINN (Denmark)
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm

 

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Inquisitive, playful and imaginative, this acclaimed Danish 6-piece have been awarded “Best Composer – World Music” and “Best World Music Album of the Year, 2017” at the Danish Music Awards for their brilliant new suite of music, OPUS. In this and previous tours of Australia, Afenginn have held audiences spell-bound at Woodford, Illawarra and Cygnet Folk Festival as well as in venues across the land.

Formed in Copenhagen in 2002, Afenginn has built up a world wide reputation for their virtuosity and dynamic live shows. Mesmerisingly cinematic soundscapes give way to extraordinarily lyrical and picturesque transitions, in a song-cycle suite that will take your breath away.

http://www.afenginn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/afenginn

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Mar
17
Fri
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Mar 17 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm 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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Mar
18
Sat
JORDIE LANE @ Django Bar
Mar 18 @ 9:00 pm

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Widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest young singer-songwriters, Jordie Lane has returned to Australia, with his first full length studio album in 5 years, GLASSELLLAND!

Fresh from a triumphant National Album tour, Jordie Lane has been receiving rave reviews for his thought-provoking ferocious live shows, being named highlights at many of the country’s top festivals including Woodford, Mullumbimby, Queenscliff, and Fremantle in 2016.

It is a voice that has taken him around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of international legends, Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, The Weakerthans, Ruthie Foster, Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Moody Blues.

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Mar
19
Sun
AMBRE HAMMOND & MARCELLO MAIO
Mar 19 @ 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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Mar
23
Thu
THE EAST POINTERS (Canada)
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Tim Chaisson: fiddle, percussion, vocals
Jake Charron: guitar, vocals
Koady Chaisson: banjo, step dance, vocals

Ontario guitarist Jake Charron and 7th generation Prince Edward Island musicians Tim (fiddle) and Koady Chaisson (banjo) make traditional music seem ridiculously hip. An adrenalized, roof-rattling, performance monster, the trio’s excellent debut release Secret Victory, penned mostly in Australia in early 2015, features the beautiful original and traditional songs, free-wheeling, feisty instrumental jigs, stomps and reels and heart-breaking harmonies have made them torchbearers for a new wave in traditional music.

All three artists grew up step-dancing before they could walk, grasping fiddles before they could talk. The Chaissons are from a large family (50-some cousins, no kidding) in Eastern Prince Edward Island, where ceilidhs and kitchen parties on the weekend were as regular as church on Sunday. Jake grew up with fiddle-playing brothers in a family that knew the value of music, and by his mid-twenties found himself on the road accompanying Irish luminaries such as Liz Carroll.

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Mar
26
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS: The Music of Leonard Cohen
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm

cohen6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Klezmer Divas are one of the most creative and exciting new Klezmer bands on the scene. This intoxicating combination of musicians pay homage to music of the recently departed Leonard Cohen.

The sound of Fay Sussman’s soulful and emotive singing, is comparable to the Berlin cabaret of Marlene Dietrich. Fay was reviewed in the Polish press, after her performance at the Polish embassy, comparing her to a “Yiddish Piaf”. Her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah for Harmony day at the town hall was moving and inspirational and was featured on SBS T.V.

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

JOHNNY G7.30pm 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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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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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 7.30pm 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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