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

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

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

Jun
30
Thu
ADAM PRINGLE: Album Pre-release Party @ Django Bar
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

adam6pm doors, 8pm show

Drawing from a wide spectrum of genres & influences, Adam Pringle has one goal, & one only: to make great music. Some of his strongest influences include The Meters, Albert King, Freddie King, Ernest Ranglin & Bonnie Raitt. Adam has been performing live since age 14 – a “trial by fire & brimstone” approach to learning that has given him the strong, rich & unique guitar tone he is know for. He has also been the consummate sideman for Corinna Steel, Kara Grainger, The Hiptones, & The Bondi Cigars etc. Come to this special one-off night at Django Bar: a pre-release party of his long-awaited new album. Advance copies of the new release will be available!

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TRIPTYCH – FLAMENCO FUSION FUNK
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

triptych 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Do not miss this show! Master flamenco guitarist Carlito Akam comes back to Camelot Lounge with his new Flamenco Fusion Funk project.

A triptych is an artwork in three parts, each combining to tell a story. This band is no different, three parts playing as one.

Carlito Akam’s guitar work is virtuosic, brilliant in conception and execution. Evan Yako’s drumming is the definition of precise, with every beat planned and placed with the skill of a surgeon. Philip Nakad’s bass playing keeps the whole band grooving with his tasteful use of space.

Together, these three parts make one stunning picture, combining sounds from around the world with a soul bred in Sydney.


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

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6pm doors, 9pm show

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 – SOLD OUT!!! Aug 19 Now On Sale!!
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
NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Camelot Lounge
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

nadya golski 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

Come join us to sing & celebrate & experience a night of French chanson, Gypsy jazz and Eastern European songs at Camelot . At times you will want to dance ever so slowly and make the moment last forever, and then you may feel like tearing off your shirt and smashing your Vodka glass! That’s what Gypsy music is all about. You can expect slow and fast Gypsy music, tango feels, and Edith Piaf songs reinterpreted through Gypsy colours. Queen of gypsy soul Nadya Golski & her spirited band of virtuosos, 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. She’ll be joined by an all-star band lead by Gypsy accordion virtuoso Zoran Todorovic! Ajde, Mesdames et Messieurs venez..xxx


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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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TIMBRE FLAWS + STAY TUNED: AN ACAPPELLA BIG NIGHT IN @ Django Bar
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

 Timbreflaws-116pm doors, 7.30pm show

Two big acappella choirs from the SingUp! stable for one night only, led by Stuart Davis and Suze Pratten.

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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
7
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Jul 7 @ 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

TAKE ME AS I AM: A night with JONI MITCHELL
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

Joni-guitar 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Rainee Lyleson’s one-woman show about Joni Mitchell has been taking Australian audiences by storm.  Rainee has toured nationally both in her own right and in the shoes of the famed Canadian songbird. Take Me As I Am is an intimate concert exploring some of Joni Mitchells most memorable songs and the stories that inspired their creation, from the perspective of none other than the artist herself.

“Rainee plays the role with total commitment to truth: down to the guitar tuning and dulcimer playing. She has a soaring, angelic voice that does Joni Mitchell justice. I almost forgot where I was!” Lauren Lucille, The Music.com

Audiences are transported back to 1976 and hear of Mitchell’s lost loves , such as James Taylor and Graham Nash, her story of not quite making it to Woodstock and the heartbreaking recount of her baby’s adoption. Coupled with incredible musicianship on classic songs like California, Both Sides Now and A Case of You. This is a show for Mitchell fans and music lovers of any age. “An awe inspiring tribute.” – Joy Yates, Singer.

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Jul
8
Fri
CASS EAGER + RORY ELLIS (EP Launch) @ 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’.

An underground hero in alt-country and Americana circles, Ellis has released seven independent albums to date and is a veteran of the hard road of tough trails across Australia, The UK and Europe. ‘Rah Rah’ is classic Rory Ellis and brings magically crafted lyrics, taking the listener to places of sensuality, life awakenings and the dark side.

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VINCE JONES
Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm

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If there was one voice in Australian jazz more recognized than any other, it would be that of Vince Jones.
Our leading vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer has entertained and informed us for decades with his ever-evolving elite group of musicians.

Don’t miss out on Vince’s much anticipated return!!

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Jul
9
Sat
LONG LIVE ROCK’N’ROLL @ Django Bar
Jul 9 @ 9:00 pm

Resized_Group_16pm doors, 9pm Show

Long Live Rock’n’roll – the Ultimate Vintage Rock Show, is proud to bring you a battle-of-the-bands of epic proportions. Classic British rock acts like Deep Purple, Queen and Led Zeppelin will go head to head with Stars and Stripes staple bands like The Eagles, Journey and ZZ Top.
Some of Sydney’s most talented (and toured) musicians will fill out the All-Star, Long Live Rock’n’Roll band, and will leave no stone unturned in a bid to bring the house down once more.

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!
Jul 9 @ 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
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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UZUNSTEIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA @ Django Bar
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

 uzunstein-chamber-orchestra 1aGet set to immerse yourself into the rich sounds of Eastern European music!!

Under the directorship of the renowned Giga Jeleskovic, the Uzunstein Chamber Orchestra fuses the classical with a haunting Slavic melody and sensual Balkan rhythms – all of which are original compositions penned and performed by Giga and his orchestra.

The orchestra consists of a string quintet ensemble of cello, two violins, mandolin and guitar. Giga has an impressive 30 year career as a composer and performer in Australia and overseas including the opening ceremony for the 2000 Australian Olympics, Stonesleeper for the Sydney Festival 2004 and finalist in the 2005 Austrian Prize for World Music with Jazzwa.

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Jul
14
Thu
RIOGH @ Django Bar
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

riogh1a6pm doors, 8pm show

Riogh is one of Australia’s most dynamic Celtic-Australian bands – their performance is steeped in the lively musical traditions of Ireland. They play straight from the heart. Their music is passionate, transcendent, physical and sublime with exquisitely beautiful vocal harmonies and intricate, layered musical arrangements. Not surprisingly wherever they perform, audiences are swept along on an undercurrent of energy; a vocal and musical powerhouse which is joyful and compelling, seductive, subtle, and original.

Riogh has moved audiences at festivals & gigs throughout Australian and New Zealand, including Port Fairy, the National Folk Festival, Major’s Creek, Cobargo, & St Albans Festivals, and recently played to packed houses at the Illawarra Folk Festival. Whether it is a classical Irish ballad, a traditional jig, a lyric by Henry Lawson, or a contemporary pop song, the band gives it the Riogh treatment.

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MADISON MCKOY in DREAM IT! DO IT! LIVE IT! + KIRSTY BOLTON
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

madison m 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Always a purveyor of positivity, Madison McKoy grew up in rural North Carolina, the youngest of 10 children. This soul and rnb singer will infect you with his eclectic lyrics, catchy hooks and killer smile. Like many music lovers of his generation, Madison has a passion for the emotional and uplifting songwriting styles of great artists such as Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Phil Collins, Sade, Janet Jackson, Seal and of course, Stevie Wonder. These influences are reflected in Madison’s original compositions; some of which are included in his album releases — 10th Child and Deep Within.

Mad, as his friends call him, has been performing around the traps for many moons and the value of this experience becomes evident through the energy that oozes from this charismatic showman. So do yourself a favour and check out the vibe of Madison’s new show, with full band in tow! Dream it! Do it! Live it!


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Jul
15
Fri
RAMBLIN’ NIGHTS @ Django Bar
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

Ramblin Nights6pm doors, 9pm show

Ramblin’ Nights is back for another round of Alt Country, Folk & Blues artists showcasing their tunes in the intimate setting of The Django Bar. This round of Ramblers includes three equally unique & engaging acts..

M.E Baird is Northern Rivers very own Gothic Cowboy, touring his stunning & haunting album ‘FALL’ .

Belle Harvey will be showcasing her 1st single ‘Bridges Burn’ from her upcoming album. Harvey is known for playing bass for Ruby Boots but is earning quite a name for herself with her own style of songwriting & enchanting voice.

Andy Golledge is much more than just another alt-country singer. This Sydney troubadour begs us to sing along & move our feet. He’s a wild man, a gentle soul and at times all of these at once.

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KEYIM BA
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm

SIBO

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jul
16
Sat
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm

 

woodstock 1a7.30pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. On its 46th anniversary, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

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

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Jul
17
Sun
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE DOUKAS: Greek Music with a hint of Classical @ Django Bar
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

 6pm doors, 7.30pm showGeorge-Doukas

An Evening with George Doukas: Greek Music with a Classical Twist

Traditional instruments are replaced by piano and a string quartet for a sound which is as unique in concept as it is in performance.

Come and enjoy a different experience in Greek music featuring:
George Doukas – Guitar, Baglama & Vocals
Peter Psarakis – Piano
String Quartet featuring Carl St Jazques & Dimitri Calligeros
Special Guest – Helene Doukas

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EMAD YOUNAN
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

Emad_Younan6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show

Following on from the sold out Jesse Younan Tribute show ,a second chance to catch a true craftsman at his art has been announced.

Hot off his hugely successful finals appearance on “ The Voice “ , Sydney’s very own Emad Younan brings to life the hauntings sounds of his masterful song writing
brother Jesse on the stage of the Camelot lounge . Along with accomplished violinist , Jess Randall , the pair will also perform some of Emad’s own masterpieces over 2 moving and powerful sets.
For a night where classic violin meets contemporary guitar mixed with the poetry of a song writer taken in his prime , this promises to be a night of unforgettable musical pleasure.

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Jul
21
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams are coming back to Camelot after a fantastic show last year. Due to teaching and touring commitments, performances by the duo have become rare events – however both have been active in various other musical guises. Melanie recently arranged and conducted the children’s choir for the last Sydney performance of the Bad Seeds while Chris has been touring and recording with his group The Necks.

They will perform a selection from their much-loved five albums, as well as some new unrecorded material.

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Jul
22
Fri
THE NATURE STRIP (ALBUM LAUNCH) @ Django Bar
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

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The Nature Strip launch their second album Presents through China Pig Records. The Nature Strip’s musical forebears are turn-of-the-1980s artists that combined inspired songwriting with a freewheeling sense of adventure such as Talking Heads, XTC, Elvis Costello and Blondie.

The Nature Strip debuted in 2012 having grown from a songwriting and recording collaboration between bassist Peter Marley and guitarist John Encarnacao. The other half of the group is made up of John’s long-term musical foil drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Jess Ciampa, (the pair also play together in the Bernie Hayes Quartet and XTC tribute Scarecrow People), and multi-instrumentalist Matt Langley, whom Pete played with in blues merchants the Grind Kings.

Joining TNS on stage will be cellist Anthea Cottee of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Pinchgut Opera to provide special flavours to songs such as ‘Beautiful Brain’, ‘Hero’ and ‘What a Life’. The support act is stellar too – Trish Young, ex-The Clouds, who has not stopped writing brilliant songs in the years since.

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JESSE YOUNAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm

Jesse Younan

7.30pm doors, 9pm show

This year’s show will sell out early at The Camelot Lounge, like it has almost every year !!

This is a special evening when a collection of some of Sydney’s finest singer/songwriters pay tribute to Jesse Younan’s masterful song writing by performing a collection of his songs.

Sydney singer/songwriter Jesse Younan passed away on 22 July, 2008 after a short battle with leukaemia after just finishing his fourth studio album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’. The album has received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing and masterful songwriting.

The night promises to be a moving and powerful celebration of a exceptionally talented musician who used the magic of words and music to cope with life’s struggles.

Jesse left behind a rich catalogue of beautiful and haunting music available through Vitamin Records and iTunes. His music has featured on ‘Packed to the Rafters’ (Channel 7) and ‘East of Everything’ (ABC).

“There is no softness in a Jesse Younan song but there is much tenderness. By that I mean that he doesn’t avert his eyes, or yours, from harshness lived or observed … Astonishingly good.” – Bernard Zuel (SMH)


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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
BOBBY SINGH & FRIENDS @ Django Bar
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

bobby6pm doors, 7.30pm show

“This night of beautiful music will feature two sets of music with different friends of mine.
First set will be a duet between myself and multiple ARIA award winner clarinetist Tony Gorman..we have been playing together for many years and its always very special to play with him. Tony’s infinitely nuanced clarinet playing is pensive and full of soul, this duo was described by SMH as ‘intimate, like music being whispered in your ear, or like a confession from a best friend’.
And the second set features Flamenco Guitar maestro Damian Wright and the beautiful singing of Sarah J Hyland.
Three friends from three different musical backgrounds take to the stage and create a collaboration of beautiful music through their traditions of Flamenco, Hindustani classical and Jazz.
With a genuine love and respect for all three genres they intertwine and play with rhythm and melody to merge their individual voices into a unique soulful sound.
This will a be avery special night of music and we look forward to sharing this with all of you.”

Bobby

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

 

faye 1a6.30pm 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
GYORGY LAKATOS (HUNGARY/USA)
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

lakatos7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot Lounge is thrilled and delighted to be part of the sold-out “BACK TO THE ROOTS” tour – from Europe to USA…and now to Australia! Hungarian-born guitar virtuoso Gyorgy Lakatos, now living in Florida, left everything behind & flew back to his roots: Budapest, Hungary. There he revisited his past – the Jewish school where he was taught, and the streets and home of his beloved grandmother who was a Holocaust survivor. The Back To The Roots concert tour explores the rich musical strands of Eastern European Jewish Music. These handpicked melodies are lovingly resurrected, reflecting the essence of the traditions and ancestry of Jewish roots.  Gyorgy is accompanied by Greg Nogradi, the 2015 No. 1 Cantorial Voice of Europe.  They embark on this beautiful journey together as they take this amazing concert around the world. An utterly unmissable international concert experience!


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Jul
28
Thu
GARY DALEY’S BUNGARRIBEE @ Django Bar
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

 gary daley 1a6pm doors, 8pm show

“An amazing performance …….some of the most interesting combinations of composed and improvised music that I’ve heard in Australia”- Philip Johnston

Composer , accordionist and pianist Gary Daley performs in some of Australia’s most iconic jazz and world music bands such as The catholics. As leader of Bungarribee, Daley has brought together several of the finest contemporary musicians in the land. A unique and exotic mix of instruments and musical personalities.

Bungarribee performs a mesmerising form of chamber music creating fresh improvisations on gems from the classical repertoire. You will hear original works as well as music by Debussy, Bartok and Ligeti filtered through worlds as diverse as folk, jazz, balkan and carnatic rhythms. Bungarribee is the meeting place of four renowned musicians who will take you on an intriguing journey through diverse musical terrain.

“Evocative……. lilting dialogues firstly between piano and cello and then cello and bass clarinet rode on Beier’s relaxed groove……… a welter of cries an moans”

– John Shand SMH

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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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Jul
30
Sat
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django Bar
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

A high energy 5 piece African band led by the esteemed Malian guitarist Moussa Diakite. The music is steeped in Moussa’s African roots with a contemporary funky jazz edge that’s irresistible on the dance floor.
Moussa was part of Mali’s generation of pioneering musicians in the 1970s and ‘80s. He joined the ‘Super Rail Band de Bamako’ as it’s lead guitarist in 1979. He also played with the legendary Toumani Diabate in his ‘Yanga Orchestre’, and eventually joined world music star Salif Keita from 1987-1992. Since moving to Sydney in 1992, Moussa has inspired the Australian African music scene. Join us for a special performance of Moussa’s 100% dance guitar band.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jul 30 @ 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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Jul
31
Sun
THE MANGO BALOON feat. MATT MCMAHON @ Django Bar
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm

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Julian Curwin’s The Mango Balloon is currently recording its fourth album (imaginatively titled ‘Volume 4’), which will feature Matt McMahon. One of Australia’s finest pianists, Matt is known for playing a wide range of music with the likes of Vince Jones, Phil Slater and Joseph Tawadros, as well as his own ensembles. This will be the debut performance of this collaboration, and your first chance to hear these new pieces (alongside all your Mango favourites).

The Mango Balloon is essentially a stripped-back chamber version of The Tango Saloon, with a lighter sound adding lounge, exotica and jazz to the larger band’s tango/western blend. Aside from members of The Tango Saloon, the recordings feature special guests, bringing their own flavour to the music – previous volumes have included Eddie Bronson (Monsieur Camembert), Brian Campeau (Green Mohair Suits) and Shenzo Gregorio (FourPlay).

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DAHLIA DIOR: Blues, Jazz & Razzamatazz
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

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A kaleidoscopic show that opens a window to a colourful, magical, musical adventure, and as in Alice in Wonderland, absolutely anything goes.

The Bluesy, raunchy soundscapes of Nina Simone, the mastery and art of Billie Holiday, the iconic mindful delivery of Ella Fitzgerald, the heart wrenching Chansons of Edith Piaf, all suitably cooked and garnished with the witty, charming and sometimes saucy songs and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Michel Legrand, Jack Brel, Django Reinhardt, Blossom Dearie…

And the Razzamatazz? indeed, a feast for mind, body and soul, with hot Brazilian dance tunes, Sephardic and Spanish tangos, French Java and waltz…

Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, traveling the world for many years, helped by “hot” musicians: Marcello Maio (piano,accordion), Mark Harris (bass), Nic Cecire (drums), Ross Harrington (sax, clarinet)


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Aug
5
Fri
GODFREY UKE & HIS ORCHESTRA presents ‘TIN PAN ALLEY’ @ Django Bar
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm

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Godfrey Uke and his Orchestra are rumoured to have formed in Sydney, Australia, exactly one century after they probably should have been born somewhere else. While some of the songs they perform are nearly one hundred years old, they’re still in fantastic condition! Godfrey Uke’s ‘Tinpan Alley’ Show is an immersive theatrical throwback to the music and showmanship of the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by a troupe of seven superbly talented performers.

Featuring an energetic live soundtrack of popular songs from the Roaring Twenties, ‘Tinpan Alley’ is the comic tale of Godfrey, a hapless ukulele-wielding song-and-dance man plotting his rise to stardom from the gritty regimen of the vaudeville stage.

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BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Aug 5 @ 9:00 pm

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The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs over what will be an incredibly emotional and uplifting night. 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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Aug
6
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Aug 6 @ 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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TAASHA COATES (THE AUDREYS) @ Django Bar
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm

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Taasha Coates, the sultry songstress from multi ARIA winning folk duo The Audreys, is set to release her debut solo album later this year. Working with fellow singer-songwriter and producer Shane Nicholson, the well loved front woman has found a new voice through her solo material. Don’t miss this chance to hear the new tunes in intimate mode ahead of the record’s release in early September.

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Aug
7
Sun
MOCAMBO JAM @ Django Bar
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

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With their formative years immersed in the sounds of legendary Italian songwriters such as Paolo Conte, Fabrizio De Andrè, Francesco De Gregori & Vinicio Capossela, Mocambo Jam is the Sydney-based trio of Italian-born musicians Mauro Colombis (piano), Carlo Grana (guitar), & Danilo Sidari (vocals). Sit back & enjoy the charming music & warmth of Mocambo Jam. “If you like Italian vintage red wine & dream in black & white, then you can’t afford to miss Mocambo Jam” (Marco Lucchi, SBS Radio) Marco Lucchi – SBS Radio

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Aug
12
Fri
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC @ Camelot Lounge
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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Aug
13
Sat
PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django Bar
Aug 13 @ 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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Aug
18
Thu
KATIE BRIANNA ALBUM LAUNCH + ADAM YOUNG @ Django Bar
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm

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Singer-songwriter Katie Brianna will launch her breathtaking new album, Victim of the Heroine, in the intimate surrounds of the Django Bar. This magical occasion will mark the acclaimed artist’s first full performance with a live band.

It seems a lifetime ago that Brianna released her debut EP in 2005, and was swiftly plucked from obscurity by the legendary Paul Kelly to record vocals on the track ‘Jindabyne Fair’, which appeared on his soundtrack to the critically acclaimed Australian film Jindabyne. Since then Brianna has released 2013’s debut album, Dark Side of the Morning, and forged a reputation as a captivating performer, tempered by 2013 and 2014 shows in Nashville.

The distance Brianna has travelled, personally and creatively, is evident in the nuanced adult tension of sophomore release Victim or the Heroine. Mature and restrained, the new album is elegant and serene, and was produced by award-winning musician Shane Nicholson.

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Aug
19
Fri
MARSALA
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Aug
26
Fri
THE PROTESTERS @ Django Bar
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Featuring members of Watussi, King Tide & Melbourne Ska Orchestra, who bring their mix of cultures, meeting on common ground with their love of reggae & a firm belief in social justice.

The Protesters communicate heart felt messages of social and environmental justice with deep roots reggae rhythms, offset with a horn section and Pat Powell’s unmistakable, soulful delivery.

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TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Aug 26 @ 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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Aug
27
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE and special guest vocalist MERENIA MARIN
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

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Following many amazing nights at Camelot, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement. Joining the band for this performance is well known vocalist Merenia Marin.

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

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

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“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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Sep
16
Fri
LIZ STRINGER (Melb) @ Django Bar
Sep 16 @ 7:00 pm

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Melbourne’s Liz Stringer is launching her stunning new full-length album, “All The Bridges”, with a full band at Django Bar on Friday 16th September.

Liz has garnered a reputation as being one of Australia’s most respected and critically acclaimed songwriters and performers. A passionate advocate of independent music and extensive regional touring, she has become a favourite among punters across Australia for her generous and engaging stage demeanour and her skill as a storyteller. As Mick Thomas puts it, “Her performance is as intense as it is personable, as profane as it is sacred”.

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Sep
17
Sat
4 KINGS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm

 

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4 KINGS are set for a special party night to launch their album at the Django Bar after selling out the last 3 shows! The theme is 1960s Chicago Blues so all you goodfellas and glamour gals can dress up and make the scene! Everyone will get a free copy of the album and there will be prizes too!
4KINGS will be playing the ‘3 KINGS’ of the BLUES, (Albert, Freddie, BB), and then perform the Blues Rock and Funkin’ Boogie goodness of their debut album ‘BLACK LABEL BLUES’.

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online or get to the gig early, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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Sep
25
Sun
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

 

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These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, the trippy Some Velvet Morning – the Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamourous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience.

“The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos”

“sassy…sensual, haunting”

“Instead of Sydney’s inner west, we might as easily have been in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville or the Bardog Tavern Memphis.”

Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage

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Nov
10
Thu
THE FALLING SEEDS feat. Abi Tucker & Julian Curwin + ANDREA KIRWIN @ Django Bar
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

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The Falling Seeds is a collaboration between singer/actor Abi Tucker and guitarist Julian Curwin. A chance meeting in an East Sydney pub resulted in a self-recorded album released in 2015. The music traverses a variety of genres, somewhat in a folk/rock vein, though at times cinematic, exotic and carnivalesque. It has been described as an edgy, compelling soundscape with dark, whimsical short stories.

Andrea Kirwin is a singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast with Australian Fijian roots.   Her music crosses into various contemporary genres including hip-hop, folk, funk and soul, however it is her smooth laid-back vocal tones that make each song come alive. Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman and India Arie

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Dec
9
Fri
THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL – 5 Year Anniversary Show
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

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2016 marks the 5th year anniversary of The First Ladies of Soul show. In 2011 this fabulous show gave it’s debut sell out performance at Lizottes Sydney and since then this show has been wowing Sydney audiences. We’d love to make you a part of our anniversary experience, so don’t miss this special occasion, our shows for 2016 will feature a live horn section to add to our authentic soulful sound!

The First Ladies of Soul show is a tribute to the finest female soul singers of our time. Three of Sydney’s finest vocalists Jo Elms, Liza Ohlback and Amanda Easton will showcase the hits of Randy Crawford, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Chaka Khan, The Emotions, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield and more!


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