May
27
Fri
DON WALKER + DAVEY CRADDOCK (VIVID SYDNEY) – SOLD OUT!!!
May 27 @ 9:00 pm

DON-WALKER-JUNE-15a

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Don Walker and his band The Suave Fucks have today announced a return to the stage with dates confirmed for May and June.

They play one of their favourite rooms the Camelot Lounge, Marrickville on Friday May 27.

Don Walker’s songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, a couple of albums with Tex, Don and Charlie, back to his youth as a member of Cold Chisel.

He has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche. Angry women, luck-chasers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there.

They will be joined on the night by Davey Craddock.

“City West is a world class introduction to one of this country’s finest singer-songwriters” The Music

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FADO IN AUSTRALIA @ Django Bar
May 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

A unique Iberian musical melting pot, blending elements from Moorish, African, and Brazilian, Fado in Australia is a group of Portuguese musicians performing traditional Fado styles ranging from the classics to the recent, taking you on a journey of discovery to the neighbourhoods of Lisbon, home to Fado.

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May
28
Sat
SHANE NICHOLSON (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
May 28 @ 9:00 pm

Shane-Nicholson 1a6pm doors, 9pm Show

3 times ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson brings his HELL BREAKS LOOSE tour to Django Bar!!

Hell Breaks Loose is Shane’s first album of original material since the breakdown of his marriage to Kasey Chambers, with whom he recorded two ARIA Award-winning alt-country albums, Rattlin’ Bones (2008) and Wreck & Ruin (2012).

“Nicholson’s is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith’s singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered. Hell Breaks Loose is a candid, immersive portrait of the artist.” Rolling Stone Australia – Best 50 Albums of 2015

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THE PIGS (VIVID SYDNEY)
May 28 @ 9:00 pm

The-Pigs_2016_Promo_Hi_Res 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Unashamed bluegrass sinners, The Pigs, have been spreading their supercharged hillbilly pop around Australia and the world for over 12 years. Their ability to turn hit pop songs into downright foot-stompers is legendary and their kooky original anthems like Macho Moisturiser and Hey Christina are sung from Berlin to Bendigo.

Following three celebrated albums, international tours, Golden Guitar nominations and a trip to the dentist, 2015 saw the release of their iconic Aussie album, ‘The Pigs Home Brew’ and the crazy national tour that ensued, including major festivals, regional theatres and TV appearances – even singing “Ita” to Ita Buttrose (she loved their shiny teeth)! This family, last name ‘Pig’, bring their good looks and hillbilly sounds to Vivid Sydney @ Camelot Lounge in 2016!!!

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May
29
Sun
ALTURAS (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

alturas 1a6.30pm doors, 7.30pm Show

Combine a concert pianist with a strong latin heritage, 3 highly regarded jazz musicians playing accordion, reeds, double bass and guitar, an extraordinary string (violin & viola) chamber musician with a dynamic modern flautist with a passion for Piazzolla, and you have Alturas.

This diverse group of musicians combine influences from their respective musical backgrounds to create something very special, unique and definitely NOT traditional tango.

Expect to hear dark sultry tango/jazz interspersed with rich, lyrical melodies. Whilst Alturas do not play traditional tango dance music, it is not uncommon for dancers to find inspiration in Alturas’ innovative interpretation of tango.

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MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU (VIVID SYDNEY) – SOLD OUT!!!
May 29 @ 7:30 pm

Oh Brother 7_5_15 116.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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 2016 as part of The Vivid Festival. Paying homage to the artists and music from the films now legendary soundtrack, The Morrisons will be joined by an absolutely stellar line of guests including All Our Exes Live In Texas, Luke Escombe, Brian Campeau and Lucky Luke.

“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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Jun
1
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 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

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

caravan

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

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

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

$5 | 6pm doors, 8pm show

CHRISTA HUGHES: LIFE IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM AND I LOVE A … (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

christa 3a7pm doors, 8pm show

CHRISTA HUGHES, VIVID FESTIVAL and The CAMELOT LOUNGE present

LIFE IS A CABARET OL’ CHUM AND I LOVE A …

Songs from the heart delivered with brash truth and mischievous beauty.
Middle aged prodigy Christa Hughes (Machine Gun Fellatio, Circus Oz,
Dick & Christa Hughes, Beer Drinking Woman, Sleepless Beauty, Neurotic Ladyland, Temptation, Oz Rockin’ The Ladies Lounge, Frank & Ethyl Bennett, Six Quick Chicks, Vagabond Vamp, Missus Sippy Delta, Go-Go Burlesco, La Soirre, Mongrel, Club Swizzle, Eternity Man, How To Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints, Temptation, Germaine Greer’s Private Function Singer, Barry Humphries’ Phone Sex Operator, The Honky Tonk Shonks, guest singer with THE HOLMES BROTHERS in Glasgow I kid you not and R.I.P. Popsie and Wendell Holmes while we’re at it and yes the list goes on…)
and Leonie Cohen (ivories) are going to sing and play their hearts out on Prince’s birthday.

We salute those who have influenced and inspired us to be the artists we have become and yes we will perform one, just one, Prince song. Life is short, escape reality TV and join us for a night of celebration.

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Jun
3
Fri
ARCHIE ROACH (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Archie Roach comes to Camelot Lounge as part of the Vivid Festival this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of his iconic debut album Charcoal Lane.

Charcoal Lane was co-produced by Steve Connolly and Paul Kelly and rocketed Roach into the national consciousness. The album won Roach two ARIA awards, achieved gold sales, and, unprecedentedly, an international ‘Human Rights Achievement Award’ for the song ‘Took The Children Away’.

This is a rare opportunity to see Archie in the beautifully intimate surrounds of Camelot Lounge and hear the stories that inspired these iconic songs over two very special nights.

‘Powerful, emotional and ultimately triumphant.’ The Age, Green Guide

‘Archie Roach is the most important Australian songwriter of our era.’ Adelaide Advertiser.

‘Archie Roach is easing the pain of his people… with songs that will break your heart.’ HQ

Nancy Bates, a Barkindji woman from Far Western NSW, will open the show each night.

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ODYSSEY – The Live Recording Project featuring DARREN PERCIVAL & BILL RISBY (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm

darren6pm doors, 9pm Show

This special Vivid event over two nights is part of a Live Concert Recording Project featuring two of Australia’s most respected musicians. Darren Percival is an incredible singer and mesmerising entertainer. Add Bill Risby on the piano and they form a dynamic duo poised to rival any Marvel heroes. ‘Abundant sonic bliss’ is how one reviewer referred to a recent performance. There are elements of spontaneous creation and a heartfelt dose of familiar songs from various genres.

At this special event the audience will enjoy the added excitement of being involved with the project on a live recording to be released digitally after the concert.
Sounds like a night not to be missed.

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Jun
4
Sat
ARCHIE ROACH (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

archie cropped

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Archie Roach comes to Camelot Lounge as part of the Vivid Festival this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of his iconic debut album Charcoal Lane.

Charcoal Lane was co-produced by Steve Connolly and Paul Kelly and rocketed Roach into the national consciousness. The album won Roach two ARIA awards, achieved gold sales, and, unprecedentedly, an international ‘Human Rights Achievement Award’ for the song ‘Took The Children Away’.

This is a rare opportunity to see Archie in the beautifully intimate surrounds of Camelot Lounge and hear the stories that inspired these iconic songs over two very special nights.

‘Powerful, emotional and ultimately triumphant.’ The Age, Green Guide

‘Archie Roach is the most important Australian songwriter of our era.’ Adelaide Advertiser.

‘Archie Roach is easing the pain of his people… with songs that will break your heart.’ HQ

Nancy Bates, a Barkindji woman from Far Western NSW, will open the show each night.

more info [1305200]

ODYSSEY – The Live Recording Project featuring DARREN PERCIVAL & BILL RISBY (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm

darren6pm doors, 9pm Show

This special Vivid event over two nights is part of a Live Concert Recording Project featuring two of Australia’s most respected musicians. Darren Percival is an incredible singer and mesmerising entertainer. Add Bill Risby on the piano and they form a dynamic duo poised to rival any Marvel heroes. ‘Abundant sonic bliss’ is how one reviewer referred to a recent performance. There are elements of spontaneous creation and a heartfelt dose of familiar songs from various genres.

At this special event the audience will enjoy the added excitement of being involved with the project on a live recording to be released digitally after the concert.
Sounds like a night not to be missed.

more info [1305200]

Jun
5
Sun
LEONARDO’S BRIDE + DAVID LANE (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

leonardo's bride 1a (1)6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Before there was Leonardo’s Bride, before the pandemonium of chart topping success, before there was even internet, Abby Dobson & Dean Manning were just two crazy kids with a dream. Camelot Lounge is proud to present a rare night of music for Vivid Festival, as the founders of Leonardo’s Bride dip into their rich catalogue of songs.

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NADYA GOLSKI, ZORAN TODOROVIC & FRIENDS @ Django Bar
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

zornads6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Queen of gypsy soul Nadya Golski &  accordion-maestro Zoran Todorovic , play an alchemical mix of picquant melodies & spellbinding Balkan rhythms – Slavic romances & melancholia, Gypsy-inspired French Chanson embracing Piaf etc. Nadya is renowned for her charisma & extraordinary vocal delivery, good humour, unpredictability & charm. Ajde, Mesdames et Messieurs venez. A night not to be missed in Django Bar!

 more info [1305200]

Jun
8
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 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

Jun
9
Thu
BENNETT, BOWTELL & URQUHART (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm

bennet

6pm doors, 8pm show

Country luminaries Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett have joined forces to present ‘Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart’
‘Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart’ comprises three of Australian Country’s finest singer/songwriters drawn together by their mutual love for earthy, authentic Roots Country Music and a passion for singing and the craft of songwriting.

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart have had a superb year so far with the release of their debut self-titled Album at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival in January.
The highly acclaimed performance at their Album Launch followed by a spellbinding live version of Kasey Chambers’ ‘I Still Pray’ at the 44th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards made them the talk of Tamworth, shooting them straight into the ARIA Country Charts and straight to the top of the list of future ‘must-see’ shows.
Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart’s live performance is a beautiful thing to witness, acoustic instruments, three part vocal harmonies, a deep respect for each other and an almost spiritual quality that will lift your spirits and enrich your soul.
Their first single release ‘I Hear Them All’ clearly heralds the beginnings of an extremely exciting musical journey for this ‘must hear, must see’ Aussie Supergroup.

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THE IDEA OF NORTH LIVE IN CONCERT (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm

TION

​7pm doors, 8pm show

A remarkable quartet of musicians: Their instrumentation: voice (soprano), voice (alto), voice (tenor) and voice (bass), with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy – exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe. Expect the unexpected!

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Jun
10
Fri
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm

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The Bernie Hayes Quartet is back at Camelot as part of Vivid 2016. Bernie, John, Jess and Bill will pick and choose tracks from across the four-album catalogue, trading duties on guitar, drums, vibraphone and brass as they go. The BHQ will be playing all night, providing them the time and space to delve into the furthest corners of that library of musical treasures, penned by Bernie.

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LUKE ESCOMBE + MICK STUART (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm

luke 1A6pm doors, 9pm Show

‘Luke Escombe is a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter, and is very good at them all. His commanding voice carries echoes of Dr John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave and Jim Morrison’ – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

‘not only great fat rock’n’boogie but smart, funny and – virtually alone in the roots genre – original and literate’ – John Hardaker, Orangepress

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. In 2011 his career path took an intriguing tangent from its blues and funk roots when he took a one-man show called “Chronic” to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Proving that he could not only do stand-up but illuminate the murky world of male health, the show earned him a nomination for a Green Room Award and a successful new role as a public speaker and charity ambassador.

He comes to Django Bar for Vivid Festival armed with his electric guitar and two super-talented sidemen in bassist Nick Hoorweg and sax player Ross Harrington. Expect funny, outrageous, smart and funky songs delivered with swagger, groove and soul.  Don’t miss this rare treat!

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Jun
11
Sat
JEFF LANG VINYL LAUNCH (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 11 @ 9:00 pm

Jeff Lang

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 15 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

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RAMBLIN’ NIGHTS @ Django Bar (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 11 @ 9:00 pm

ramblin nights A,J & ARJ6pm doors, 9pm Show

RAMBLIN’ NIGHTS is proud to host a rocking night of Alt/Country as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival with 3 of the finest acts currently on everyone’s radar.

Adam Young has spent several years in indie rock acts The Daisygrinders & Big Heavy Stuff, but it is his solo work with which Adam will truly leave his mark. His album ‘Elementary Carnival Blues’ has been receiving great attention from press. It the real deal Alt Country that easily stands beside the works of Wilco & Ryan Adams.

James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims have had a busy year touring the country promoting the highly acclaimed album ‘Cold Moon’. Audiences and reviewers rightly single out the influences of Neil Young & Dylan. Part traditionalist, part renegade these influences fit naturally alongside the diverse & less obvious ones.

Amber Rae Slade & The Mighty Big Noise sounds like a band rather than a duo. Slade possesses one hell of a voice & together with Matt Fell the sound they are creating is dense, rhythmic & unique through the use of baritone guitars, banjos and an array of percussion & drums.

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Jun
12
Sun
CUMBIAMUFFIN (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 12 @ 9:00 pm

cumbia 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jun
15
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 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

TEX PERKINS & MURRAY PATTERSON (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm

tex-perkins-crop7pm doors, 8pm show

Two of Australia’s most cherished and respected musicians Tex Perkins and Murray Patterson will team up to perform two intimate shows at Camelot Lounge. Tickets are limited folks so don’t miss out!

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music, with a career that has taken in everything from the ground breaking experimental punktonica of Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with The Dark Horses. . From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

He is accompanied by long-time collaborator Murray Patterson from The Dark Horses. The chemistry between Tex and Murray will be on display and is a show not to be missed!

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Jun
16
Thu
TEX PERKINS & MURRAY PATTERSON (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

tex-perkins-crop7pm doors, 8pm show

Two of Australia’s most cherished and respected musicians Tex Perkins and Murray Patterson will team up to perform two intimate shows at Camelot Lounge. Tickets are limited folks so don’t miss out!

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music, with a career that has taken in everything from the ground breaking experimental punktonica of Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with The Dark Horses. . From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea, whose extraordinary 1991 single ‘This Is Not The Way Home’ placed Perkins’ world-weary growl in a new musical context and heralded the emergence of an entirely original yet archetypically Australian sound.

He is accompanied by long-time collaborator Murray Patterson from The Dark Horses. The chemistry between Tex and Murray will be on display and is a show not to be missed!

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MICHAEL FIX & DARREN COGGAN (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

Michael FIX 1a

6pm doors, 8pm show

Multi-Golden Guitar winners Michael Fix and Darren Coggan join forces for ‘Together Alone’, a special series of intimate acoustic concerts. Darren, best known for his  sellout tribute to Cat Stevens, Peace Train:  The Cat Stevens Story, is an acclaimed singer-songwriter in his own right, while Michael has been entertaining audiences worldwide with his wonderful finger-style acoustic guitar technique.
These two highly skilled performers promise to take audiences on a journey through some of the most emotional and powerful songs in popular music. Their interpretations of popular covers have a fresh individuality about them, while their own compositions draw on diverse influences

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Jun
17
Fri
CODA ALBUM LAUNCH (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

coda 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

CODA make a long awaited return to the stage to celebrate the release of their new Album ‘Golden Times’ .

This collective of classically trained musicians has consistently transcended musical boundaries with their trademark blend of strings, percussion, world and electronica.

‘Golden Times’ marks a departure from CODA’s instrumental focus with the addition of a number of guest vocalists to compliment their cinematic sound.

Featured vocalists Jane Tyrrel (Elefant Traks) and Jessica O’Donoghue will join CODA for this special one off performance. CODA will also perform their favourite ARIA nominated instrumental repertoire for a unique and uplifting musical journey.

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

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PSYCHO ZYDECO (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

psycho zydeco 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

Psycho Zydeco, or the Psychos as their fans affectionately dub them, have established themselves as the country’s premier roots act specialising in the high-energy, uplifting style of music known as zydeco. This music was originally born in the swamplands and bayou area of Louisiana’s Deep South.

The band’s earthy blend of traditional Cajun, blues, and swamp music produces a heady mix of their brand of Zydeco.  Driving washboard, drums, guitar, saxophone, organ, piano and the odd triangle combine with some amazing accordion playing to create music that will make you move.

CD giveaways for the first 10 double passes sold!!!

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Jun
18
Sat
LEANNE PARIS (VIVID SYDNEY) @ Django Bar
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm

paris6pm doors, 9pm Show

Sassy, sultry and smooth with an unrivalled groove, Leanne Paris is one of Sydney’s premium soul singers. Singer/songwriter Leanne Paris is also known for her funky New Orleans styled piano playing – this is a rare opportunity to see her perform on a real grand piano. Leanne is backed by some of Sydney’s finest musicians.

Leading the charge through a thrilling range of styles from smoky, emotional ballads and gritty blues to upbeat soul and captivating funk workouts. Leannes innate sense of melody and world-class delivery have led to her selling out Sydney’s premier music venues over the years, as well as securing her supports with a range of high profile Australian and international artists such as Savage Garden, Jon Cleary (New Orleans piano monster) and Ian Moss (Cold Chisel).

Leanne’s connection with her audience springs from a deep well of emotion, spanning the entire spectrum from feel-good and uplifting to passionately heart-melting. However, at the core of this individually gifted and creative soul lies a simmering turbulence that can only be calmed through the creative process of making music.

www.leanneparis.com

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT (VIVID SYDNEY)
Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm

monsieur-camembert-yelena-dyumin-1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

The best night out in Sydney!!! 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, Monsieur Camembert is at the forefront of Australia’s GYPROCK Scene! “

“…they pick you up and carry you on a wave of energy, excitement and poignancy that never relents…” (John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)

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Jun
19
Sun
ALIN & MELIKE + ROSIE: Flamenco – India
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

Sun 29 June - ALIN & MELIKE + ROSIE

6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

A Musical Journey from India to Andalusia!

A magical fusion of Flamenco, Indian classical, Mediterranean, Gypsy, Latin, Turkish, Moorish, Sephardic and Oriental sounds with Alin & Melike and Rosie

Come on an engaging cross cultural musical adventure – travelling from the deep mystical sounds of India through to the fiery flamenco rhythms of Spain. Acclaimed flamenco duo Alin and Melike will be joined by the remarkable India inspired Sitarist & vocalist Rosie for this very special one off night.

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SANGEET MISHRA & BOBBY SINGH with special guests SANDY EVANS & CHRIS FIELDS @ Django Bar
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm

Sangeet Mishra & Bobby Singh small6pm doors, 7.30pm show

 

Direct from Mumbai, young Sarangi Maestro , Sangeet Mishra, will be performing an evening of Hindustani Classical Music accompanied by renowned Australian Tabla player, Bobby Singh.

Young Maestro Sangeet Mishra has learnt music from his father Pandit Santosh Mishra and represents the 8th generation of sarangi masters in his renowned musical family. He has also received advanced training from his paternal and maternal grandfathers Maestro Bhagwan Das and Maestro Narayan Das Mishra respectively. Sangeet has performed on several music platforms in India and overseas. Sangeet is a talented musician and a capable exponent of the Benaras tradition.

For the second half of the show Sangeet & Bobby will be joined by long time collaborators Sandy Evans on Saxaphone & Chris Fields on Percussion.

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Jun
22
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 22 @ 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

Jun
23
Thu
JOE MUNGOVAN @ Django Bar
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

joe mungovan

Songsalive ‘2014 Folk Singer Songwriter of the year’ Joe Mungovan is a musician with a Folk/indie style which blend together to produce his unique style. With attention to articulate lyrics, catchy melodies and rhythmic detail, Joe’s songs express his genuine emotion. His authenticity and passion is conveyed in his intimate live show, and is an experience not worth missing. At just 21 years of age, Joe has already shared stages with some of Australia’s most well known acts including The Preatures, Ian Moss and played at numerous venues across Australia including The Forum Theatre and The Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Joe released his latest single ‘My Jumper’ in September and has already scored airplay on Triple J and the song has been added to rotation on Triple J Unearthed. The film clip has also racked up over 12K plays two weeks from its release.

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FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

bumpcity1a7pm doors, 8pm show

They’ll have you groovin’ to the “old school” funk and soul music of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder,  Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown and Blood, Sweat and Tears. BumpCity have been performing since the band’s conception as “What is Hip” in the 1980′s. BumpCity also opened for and shared the stage with Motown’s legendary stars The Supremes during their only Australian public performance

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Jun
24
Fri
VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Guests
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm

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7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Returning with the second edition of their fabulous new show “Vaudevillia”, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band promises that “Everything new will be old again!”

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. So don’t be a fool, come on down and discover entertainment as it should be : Vaudevillia.

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Jun
25
Sat
LLOYD SPIEGEL (MELB)
Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm

LloydSpiegel 1A7.30pm doors, 9pm show

“Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.”
-Australian Guitar Magazine

Lloyd Spiegel is an artist on the cutting edge of the blues scene in Australia. Australian Guitar Magazine recently named him as one of the 50 top Australian guitarists of all time and he won every prize he was eligible for at the 2016 Australian Blues Awards.
He’s been playing professionally since the age of 12 and has released 8 albums – with the most recent ‘Double Live Set’ debuting at #1 on the Australian blues airplay chart and #14 on the ARIA Independent Charts.

Spiegel’s unique experience, command of his instrument, storytelling, and powerful stage persona has put him at the forefront of acoustic blues, re-inventing the style while maintaining a close relationship with it’s foundations and traditions.

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Jun
26
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm

jonah6.30pm doors, 7.30xpm 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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Jun
29
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 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

Jul
1
Fri
CHRIS GUDU @ Django Bar
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm

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From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Camelot. 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 ChrisGudu and his band.

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MARSALA
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm

marsala-2b7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Following a string of sell out shows, Marsala are back at Camelot for another huge party! Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe…

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

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Jul
2
Sat
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!
Jul 2 @ 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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Jul
3
Sun
THE SYDNEY SACRED MUSIC FUNDRAISER
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Come and be lifted up by the best in Sydney’s World Music scene as they play with the sacred spirits of their culture, and dance to the grooves of DJ Coco Varma’s sacred south Asian beats. A night of the authentic, the fusion and the future in world music! All proceeds go to the Sydney Sacred Music Festival 2016, 2-18 September throughout Sydney!!

A night of fun, the sacred and community. Featuring:Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra, Victor Valdes Trio, Karifi and the African Union Dancers, Shohrat Tursun and DJ Coco Varma!


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Jul
6
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jul 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

Jul
8
Fri
CASS EAGER @ Django Bar
Jul 8 @ 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’.

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Jul
10
Sun
ALI & THE THIEVES present LEONARD COHEN KOANS
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

ali 1a6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Look to any reputable list of the world’s greatest songwriters and Leonard Cohen’s name will surely be there. From the mythological love song Suzanne to the prayer-like If it be your will, his is a body of work of undeniable beauty, accessible to anyone willing to feel, and provocative to those yet closed.

From Noosa to New York, ali & the thieves have excited and seduced audiences with their critically acclaimed exploration of the work of his poetry, prose and song; the skilful arrangements of Green Room Award winning musical director, Daryl Wallis, and the soulful delivery of songstress, ali hughes, capturing the hearts and popping the minds of the most diehard Cohen fans and newcomers alike.

After a 3½ year hiatus which saw ali touring and recording through the USA and Canada with jane siberry, sharing stages with kd lang, Suzanne Vega and Rufus Wainwright in the process, ali & the thieves are together again in Sydney.

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Jul
13
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jul 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

Jul
20
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jul 20 @ 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

Jul
23
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jul 23 @ 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 and more.

Between 1959 and 1975, the now legendary STAX Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, released international chart-topping hits such as “Soul Man,” “Sitting On The Dock of the Bay,” “Green Onions,” “Midnight Hour,” “Mustang Sally”, “Hard To Handle”, “Knock On Wood”, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”, “Mr Big Stuff”, “These Arms Of Mine” and “Respect Yourself. The internationally renowned FAME recording studio was established in Muscle Shoals, Alabama producing a phenomenal number of soul classics with artists including Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Etta James and Percy Sledge. This explosive nine-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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Jul
24
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN: FROM YIDDISH TO JAZZ!!
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

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6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

This new show from Fay Sussman (Klezmer Divas) will take you on a musical journey With a theatrical flavour! Colour, costume Changes, storytelling and audio visual interaction come together as a feast for the senses.

Fay will delight you with heartfelt love songs from some of the great jazz composers and singers throughout history and across the globe. Her passion for performance along with her voice will mesmerize and intoxicate you.

Fay will be accompanied by Phil Marks, an outstanding Jazz pianist! Fay’s musical friendship and partnership with Phil goes back to 30 years.

Fay has also recently been the star of a new documentary. ‘Pockets Of Hope’ has been screened to full houses in both the Melbourne and Sydney International Film Festivals, and is about to tour to more festivals around the world!


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Jul
27
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jul 27 @ 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

Jul
28
Thu
GYAN
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Gyan - Binoculars7pm doors, 8pm show

Gyan hits the road after a hiatus from touring with her incandescently gorgeous album ‘This Girl’s InLove’. This perfectly crafted collection features classic and less-familiar love songs plucked from the songbooks of great composers from Burt Bacharach and Henry Mancini to John Lennon and Tom Waits.

She has been compared her to Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens. Live, Gyan’s poetic vocal style is complemented by a minimalist approach, rich in subtle textures.


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Jul
29
Fri
PERRY KEYES
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm

perry7.30pm doors, 9pm show

With the release of four highly acclaimed and award-winning albums over the past decade, Sydney singer-songwriter Perry Keyes makes his Camelot Lounge debut on Friday, July 29th.

Keyes will be playing in stripped back solo mode – debuting songs from his upcoming fifth release as well as songs from all four albums.

Whether it’s the ‘love among the ruins’ approach of his first album, Meter (2005); the portrayal of the disappearing inner-city working class community on The Last Ghost Train Home (2007); the songs of volatile adolescence on Johnny Ray’s Downtown (2010); or characters coming to terms with the geographic dislocation and subsequent social exclusion of Sunnyholt (2015), Keyes’ song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate and detailed storytelling.

It’s a rare chance to witness a bare bones approach to presenting his compelling songs and stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Aug
3
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 3 @ 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

Aug
6
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

baby-lulu-2a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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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Sep
3
Sat
HARRY MANX (CANADA)
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

harry manx7.30pm doors, 9pm show

“Canada’s most versatile and expressive blues player.” Billboard Magazine

Harry Manx has spent decades fusing eastern musical traditions with the blues, switching fluidly between conventional acoustic and electric guitars, banjo and the Mohan Veena, created by Harry’s Indian mentor Vishwa Mohan Bhatt. His original music blends East and West ‘creating musical short stories that wed the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas’.

A worldwide festival favorite, Harry’s 13 albums and ceaseless touring have seen him earn a slew of Maple Leaf, Juno and Canadian Folk Awards, nominations, and accolades from musicians and fans alike. “Watching Harry play tonight I feel like I learned something new…….” Bruce Springsteen, @ the International Guitar Festival, New York City


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