Aug
23
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 23 @ 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

Aug
24
Thu
BRIAN CAMPEAU: GET BLIND WITH BRIAN (Sydney Guitar Festival) + THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDERED SONORITY @ Django Bar
Aug 24 @ 10:45 pm

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Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is much less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. That’s because some people don’t like his sense of humour, but that’s ok, right? He’s originally from Canada, but he’s been in Australia since 2003, so that pretty much makes him true blue. Though he tends not to like being compared to other artists, he does see some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some would say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others might say he sounds like Mary Schneider, but that would be misleading because he sounds nothing like that.
For the Sydney Guitar Fest, Brian will be arranging music for a unique performance where the audience is to be blindfolded.

Opening the night will be Miles Fraser’s Classical guitar quartet, The Social Construction of Gendered Sonority.

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THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Aug 24 @ 11:45 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Aug
25
Fri
MARSALA: SOLD OUT!!! OCT 28 NOW ON SALE!
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm

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After a little break, Marsala are coming back to 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 welcome the incredible Victor Valdes Fabian Hevia & Aykho Akhrif as special guests for this one off show!

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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A NIGHT OF MOTOWN & SOUL with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT + THE SOUL MOVERS @ Django Bar
Aug 25 @ 11:45 pm

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Suzy and the Snakepit and The Soul Movers bring you a night of Motown and Soul.

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

The Soul Movers music is a blend of soul, original R&B, rocking blues with a few interesting covers making a perfect twist in their musical cocktail. Seasoned musicians from a wide range of well-known and loved local and international bands including Radio Birdman, The Wiggles and The Visitors join forces with some gutsy front women to power out everything from ballads of the heart to 60’s style soul.

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Aug
26
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

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

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

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Aug
27
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: SOLD OUT!!!
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm door, 8pm show

Fresh from the sold out APIA GOOD TIMES TOUR, Conway & Willy Zygier come back to Camelot!

HARD to imagine but it’s 25 years since Deborah Conway burst in to the Australian rock charts with her smash-hit String of Pearls album. Since then she has gone on to show that, alongside Paul Kelly, she is the most consistent & important singer-songwriter we have….a true original – there’s no mistaking her voice, energy & musical intelligence. (Steve Moffatt) Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier are significant and eloquent contributors to Australian music and have been for over 30 years. Conway’s first band Do Re Mi topped the charts; her first solo album achieved platinum sales and earned her an ARIA award. Conway started working with Willy Zygier in 1991, & have just released their 9th critically acclaimed studio album together.  Everybody’s Begging will be performed as it was written:  a stripped back acoustic duo delivery that reveals all the intricacies, the ecstasy & the intrigues and lays it bare for the listener to fully appreciate this latest piece by one of the great mature songwriting partnerships in the southern hemisphere. They will also be playing some classic material from days gone by. All shows this tour are selling out, and capacity is strictly limited for this intimate show, so book quickly to avoid disappointment!

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JULIAN BANKS GROUP ALBUM LAUNCH + SHANTI FIRE @ Django Bar
Aug 27 @ 9:45 pm

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Julian Banks Group features some of Australia’s finest musicians collaborating with stellar Indonesian percussionist Cepi Kusmiadi on the Kendang Sunda. The Kendang Sunda is a set of two-headed drums used by people across many southeast Asian countries.

Kusmiadi’s bubbling magic on this beautiful traditional Indonesian instrument creates the perfect bed for the modern grooves and melodic beauty of Julian Banks Group’s original compositions.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Shanti Fire is the meeting of five seasoned musicians who bring their depth of experience in Indian classical, jazz, soul, kirtan, West African and flamenco to produce music that is unique, hypnotic and passionate.

Ft: Emanuel Lieberfreund (flute/sax/percussion), Rosie Henshaw (Sitar/voice/guitar), Maharshi Raval (Tabla), Rucha Lange (Indian classical voice) & Byron Mark (cajon/keyboards)

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Aug
30
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Aug 30 @ 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

RENÉE GEYER
Aug 30 @ 9:00 pm

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Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

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

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Aug
31
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Aug 31 @ 9:00 pm

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Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

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

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GIFFEN ALBUM LAUNCH + TIMOTHY JAMES BOWEN @ Django Bar
Aug 31 @ 11:45 pm

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With wistful, melodic charm and poetic lyricism, burgeoning new-folk ensemble Giffen bring you their much anticipated debut album ‘Hiding Places’. Since the band’s formation in 2016 by seasoned singer/songwriter Marie Le Brun and long time musical partner, accordionist Luke Sweeting, Giffen have been winning the affections of folk and country music lovers alike with their nostalgic reflections of youth and family, enhanced by their lush instrumentation which includes rich, multi-layer harmonies, mandolin, double bass and beautifully placed percussion.

“Earnest and vulnerable…an experience that touches the soul” – The Summer Hill Folk Festival
“A standout act!” – The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Timothy James Bowen bears an honest mind when he picks up his guitar. His catchy folk melodies and heartfelt lyrics fuse flawlessly to create music with a rawness and intimacy rarely encountered.

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Sep
1
Fri
THE NATURE STRIP (ALBUM LAUNCH) + BERNIE HAYES QUARTET
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm

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The purple patch of Sydney’s premier guitar pop group The Nature Strip continues with third album Beetle Bones. Produced by the group’s two songwriters John Encarnacao (mostly guitar) and Pete Marley (mostly bass), the group is completed by Matt Langley (mostly keyboards) and Jess Ciampa (drums); Ciampa is the well-known and loved Camelot constant who plays with Monsieur Camembert, Jeff Duff’s Bowie Unzipped and umpteen other acts.  Jess and John also play in Camelot faves, XTC tribute band Scarecrow People, and The Nature Strip is recommended for fans of XTC, Talking Heads, Blondie, The Cars and indeed Bowie.

Very, very special guests for this show are the Bernie Hayes Quartet. Bernie is one of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters – covered by The Whitlams, his songs a presence on Radio National, blessed with an exceptional voice and a way with a lyric that strikes at the heart.

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HAMMOND SHOWDOWN @ Django Bar
Sep 1 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Night Beat presents “HAMMOND SHOWDOWN!”, featuring 3 of Australia’s finest organ players – the internationally recognised CLAYTON DOLEY, keys maestro DARREN HEINRICH & soul sensation JOHNNY G, plus special guest vocalist PAT POWELL along with Illya Szwec, (guitar) Jan Bangma (bass) and Evan Mannell (drums).
In the 50’s, Jimmy Smith, the Hammond Organ’s most famous and charismatic exponent, created an indelible link between 1960s soul and jazz that has reverberated through much of 20th Century music. Fast forward to 2017 and this all-star lineup continues to be influenced by the the likes of Smith, Booker T Jones, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, “Groove” Holmes, Doctor Lonnie Smith, and so many others… you get the picture.
Come along on this journey through music history as we explore the hip-shaking tunes and the cool, infectious grooves that would not have been possible without The Hammond and the dramatic, vibrato-laden sound of the rotating Leslie speaker.

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Sep
2
Sat
PEARL – THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

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Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story featuring Cass Eager, is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk. Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable hits like “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”, “ Move Over” and many more.
Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long impression in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
A story interwoven amongst 19 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and rules were broken.

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THE PROTESTERS @ Django Bar
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm

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After a massive sold out show in May, The Protesters are coming back to Django Bar!

THE PROTESTERS are an eight-piece band featuring members from different cultural backgrounds and ages. Their love of reggae has given them a palate create a new sound in this genre. Now with a three-piece horn section, backing vocalists and four-piece rhythm section, lead vocalist, Pat Powell is able to deliver the message with serious conviction.

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Sep
3
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Orquesta La Luna is Sydney’s newest tango arrival. Five extraordinary musicians, each with their own performance careers, have committed their talents to delivering uncompromising passionate performances of some of the most loved tango dance repertoire ever conceived. Orquesta La Luna will feature the instrumental and vocal legacy of such icons as D’Arienzo, Tanturi, Pugliese, Piazzolla and Troilo. Dancers and listeners alike can expect to be swept to the Golden Era of tango in the streets of Buenos Aires where bittersweet maladies of love and life are entangled with voluptuous artistry. Tango dancers will be pleased to know that the repertoire has been curated to augment your dancing experience. Featuring Daniel Wallace-Crabbe (Bandoneón), Maria Lindsay (Violin I), Angela Lindsay (Violin II/Viola), Annabel Cameron (Double Bass), & Daniel Rojas (Piano/Voice)

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MOUSTACHE GRACIAS (France) @ Django Bar
Sep 3 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

 

Moustache Gracias play their own unique style of gypsy and klezmer music. Using traditional songs and creations inspired from their own nomadic existence, these four companions bring a fresh and exciting sound to audiences around the world.

Moustache Gracias was formed in 2009 in Albi, France, by friends inspired by traditional repertoires : Gypsy Jazz, Klezmer music, Traditional Balkan tunes, Irish songs, French songs… The enthusiasm of the audience combined to the complicity of the musicians led them to take part in festivals around Europe and the world! Today, Moustache Gracias have a strong will to keep their creativity alive by travelling to different countries and sharing their music!

Check them out here:

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Sep
6
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Sep 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

RULE 34 presents POP CULTURE PERVERSIONS
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm

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RULE 34 – meaning if it exists or can be imagined, there is porn of it. No exceptions! Erotic, absurd, filthy, fearless, funny and always unexpected – RULE 34 is a part-performance, part-storytelling event held monthly that pokes at the boundaries of controversy, while celebrating local underground performance talent. No 2 shows are the same! This time around, we are PERVERTING POP CULTURE.

Pop culture is everywhere! From the moment we open our eyes we are barraged with notifications, loves, likes, shares & memes. So, we figured, why not take the movies, music, video games, celebrities & brands we collectively know, love & loathe, & give them the Rule 34 treatment? Think… when Harry Met Sally, Game of Moans, Britney Queers, Gremlins gone wild, Beliebers, My Little Porny, Janet Jackson’s boob gone rogue, Smurf porn, the anal obsession, the real reason Rose didn’t let Frozen Jack on the door even though she said she’d “never let go, Jack”, &…who knows what our cast of pop culture perverts will draw upon. Performances by: Lucie Bee, The 3 Musky Queers, Rosie Rivette, Marlena Dali, B1 & B2, Valentina Silk, Siren Vandoll, Joy Ryde, Fi Bonacci, Adam Apple, Harley Quim, Amie Wee, & more to be announced!

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Sep
7
Thu
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS) & SHANE O’MARA
Sep 7 @ 11:45 pm

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You never know! Stephen Cummings may play one song from every one of whose twenty albums he has made. Cummings steers the act through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix his well-worn ingredients of soul, R&B and country. People are either obsessed with Stephen Cummings or they know nothing about him. If you know him, you love him. Cummings performs with considerable love and joie de vivre. This is where it all started for CUMMINGS and still takes up a significant space in his head along with his glorious grin and magnificent bone structure. Shane O’Mara will be strutting about the stage with his Gibson guitars like a warrior-swapping conspirator looks. Shane has worked with Tim Rodgers and Paul Kelly and he reckons Cummings impulsive and emotionally driven concerts are the best.

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Sep
8
Fri
BABY ET LULU!!!
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm

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

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


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4 KINGS @ Django Bar
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

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4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django Bar!

4 KINGS will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), the 4 KINGS with new bass player Mike Taylor and bunch of new songs and favourites will keep you moving and grooving all night long!

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

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Sep
9
Sat
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Following fantastic dance nights at Camelot ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to transport you to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.

Fusing African American R&B and Soul with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno and mainly sung in English, the Latin Soul and Boogaloo movement in the 1960’s had a huge influence on the growing Salsa scene in the 1970’s. The unique funky 11-piece all-star band ‘Barrio Soul’ celebrates the era in style and features members of well-known groups, Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno and will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django Bar
Sep 9 @ 9:00 pm

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Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will turn Django Bar into “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse”. “Balkan Gypsy Firecrackers will rub shoulders with French chanson,”with some tango, and Italian classics in between.

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. Zoran’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound..fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trils.”(John Shand, SMH, The Age)

This  night will guarantee the audience a fun night of dancing and passion.

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Sep
10
Sun
RUSSELL MORRIS
Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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NADIA PIAVE & GINO PENGUE (MARSALA) present CANCIONERO IBERICO @ Django Bar
Sep 10 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

Una nueva cancion! A new song! Remembering Chile, September 11, 1973

Nadia Piave sings Victor Jara, Violetta Parra and Horacio Salinas featuring Gino Pengue (guitar), Robert Clancy (guitar),Tina Marsden (flute), Pino Scuro recitante and special guest Daniel Rojas.

Nadia Piave is a Sydney performer, teacher, choral and workshop leader and concert organiser. Her voice is a musical paint box that brings to life all the colours and textures of repertoire from renaissance and baroque madrigals to neapolitan serenades, from chansons and melodies of the Parisian musette and salon to tango songs and songs from French and Italian cinema of the 40s through to 80s. Nadia performs with her own trio Caffe d’Amore, with Mosaic art ensemble and with ensemble Tango Paradiso. This concert is her first foray into the music of the South American nueva cancion.

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Sep
13
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Sep 13 @ 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

SIMON TEDESCHI & KEVIN HUNT: THE PAINTED PIANO
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

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Two great pianists on two pianos, in a performance where the jazz and the classical duck and weave in a way that feels ‘just right’. Performing together throughout Australia for over a decade to acclaim and standing ovations, Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt return in 2017 with a new program of irresistible classical and jazz works, centred around Hunt’s own Painted Piano Suite.

Alongside music from Bach and Debussy to Ellington, Monk and Oscar Peterson, Tedeschi + Hunt also revisit Gershwin’s much-lauded masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue in a phenomenal arrangement by these two maestros of the piano.

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Sep
14
Thu
SANCHA & THE BLUE GYPSIES + GADJO GUITARS @ Django Bar
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm

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Doris Day meets Django Reinhardt in the sweet swinging outfit Sancha and the Blue Gypsies.
With a refreshing take on traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and gospel tunes and a lifetime of performance experience between them, this joyous collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed your way. From Leonard Cohen to Alison Krauss with a hint of Chick Corea, you’ll be enthralled by this swinging quartet!

Gadjo Guitars consists of Cameron Jones (guitar), Nigel Date (guitar) and Stan Valecos (bass). As a collective they have been playing together for over 5 years but as individuals their experience in the jazz scene clocks up around 30 years. It is a true delight to witness such experienced musicians in full “gypsy swing” so-to-speak. The improvisation and interplay between the musicians makes for a truly memorable show.

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KATIE NOONAN + MAPLES
Sep 14 @ 11:45 pm

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4 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. Katie and guitarist PJ Koopman will be exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Elixir, Vanguard and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate, stripped back setting.

Sydney-based songstress Gabby Huber is well known to Australia’s larger music community for her previous endeavours as a band member, touring and playing abroad as a keyboardist and vocalist. Now, after spending several years quietly and carefully crafting her solo sound, she is stepping into the world as Maples.

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Sep
15
Fri
STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django Bar
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

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Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

A juicy stew of Blues, Funk, Jazz & Rock styles provide a platform for Steve to paint pretty pictures with his age old Sratocaster. Steve Plays an eclectic mix of Original tunes and pays humble homage his heroes.(Jimi, Stevie, Wes, Rev Billy G, Beatles, Zeppelin, Eric C ..you get the drift.)

Edmonds’ many years as guitarist to some of Australia’s finest recording artists (Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodrem, Margaret Urlich, Chain, Hippo’s, Matt Finish and Shannon Noll to name a few) has earned him a quality reputation as sideman to the stars and guitarist extraordinaire.

The Steve Edmonds Band offers a great night of groove, guts & glory in one of their rare Sydney performances. Do not miss out!!

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm

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

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Sep
16
Sat
BEATNIX – THE BEATLES SHOW
Sep 16 @ 11:45 pm
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7pm doors, 9pm show

Beatnix – The Beatles show is making it’s Camelot Lounge debut!!

Don’t miss this incredible show that takes you on a journey through rock n roll history as the band celebrate the entire career of one of the world’s most loved bands.

The first half of the show, The Beatnix capture the excitement and atmosphere of The Beatles early concerts. Featuring all the classic instruments and the typical 60’s period outfits showcasing songs such as Twist and Shout, I Want to Hold Your Hand, A Hard Days Night, I Feel Fine and She Loves You.

The second half of the show sees an impressive change of colour and mood set by the legendary Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band costumes and includes songs from the most significant album in Rock History. The trip continues along Penny Lane to include songs from all the later albums.

Everybody sings along all night!

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Sep
17
Sun
ALEX PARKMEN & FRIENDS
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm

Alex-Parkmen-Trio_1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of successful performances overseas, Sydney-based pianist Alex Parkmen returns to Camelot Lounge in September with his new program ‘IN THE MOOD’. A graduate of Kiev Conservatorium Alex was trained as both classical and jazz pianist. He always sought to combine the two genres, to experiment, interpret, and improvise. In his original compositions Alex also draws on classical and jazz inspirations. On the night he will be performing a wide variety of compositions – from classical piano tunes to quirky arrangements. Joining Alex on stage will be two outstanding musicians – Gavin Beardsmore on bass guitar and Nicolas Hoodman on drums.

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Sep
20
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Sep 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

Sep
21
Thu
LYN BOWTELL @ Django Bar
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

Lynn B-Promo-1-copy-26pm doors, 8pm show

“She has one of the most amazing voices in this country, I love this beautiful woman and her talent” – Kasey Chambers

Lyn Bowtell is one of Australia’s finest Singer/Songwriters, possessing a powerful, emotional and evocative voice recognised by her peers as one of the best in the business. Six time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell first came to prominence as songwriter and singer for multi award winning Country Pop trio Bella, since then she has released two critically acclaimed solo album. An innovative and creative songwriter Lyn defies musical constraint and easy classification.
Join Lyn for an evening of stunning, heartfelt vocals and beautifully crafted songs in this entrancing acoustic show. www.lynbowtell.com 

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Sep
22
Fri
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

victor valdes best pic half-crop (1)7pm 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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Sep
23
Sat
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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THE MYSTERIES OF MAD RIVER: A SWAMP-FOLK OPERETTA @ Django Bar
Sep 23 @ 11:45 pm

keppie 1a6pm doors, 9pm show Sat | 8pm show Sun

One Woman. One Town. Five Children…Gone.

“I know you think it’s wrong, but children are honestly just the worst. And there’s literally billions of them the earth. A few less in Mad River shouldn’t really hurt.”

Award-winning songwriter Keppie Coutts presents ‘The Mysteries of Mad River: A Swamp-Folk Operetta’, an eccentric, Freudian, and sparkling piece of musical theatre, that is one-part cabaret, one-part murder mystery. ‘The Mysteries of Mad River’ is strung around the character of a lovable (but deranged) primary school teacher, singing her way through a town cursed with disappearing children.

Coutts breaks the barriers of conventional songwriter performance, by stepping fully into the dark and riotous world of the characters she has created. The swampy, honky-tonk, blues-folk narratives call on a musical ancestry that includes Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

Having won the praise of peers and fans in the US (including having a song produced by John Mayer), Coutts has joined forces with Anna Jahjah of Theatre Excentrique to bring the stories and characters to life (and death), in this dark comedy debuting at the Sydney Fringe Festival

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Sep
24
Sun
THE MYSTERIES OF MAD RIVER: A SWAMP-FOLK OPERETTA @ Django Bar
Sep 24 @ 11:45 pm

keppie 1a6pm doors, 9pm show Sat | 8pm show Sun

One Woman. One Town. Five Children…Gone.

“I know you think it’s wrong, but children are honestly just the worst. And there’s literally billions of them the earth. A few less in Mad River shouldn’t really hurt.”

Award-winning songwriter Keppie Coutts presents ‘The Mysteries of Mad River: A Swamp-Folk Operetta’, an eccentric, Freudian, and sparkling piece of musical theatre, that is one-part cabaret, one-part murder mystery. ‘The Mysteries of Mad River’ is strung around the character of a lovable (but deranged) primary school teacher, singing her way through a town cursed with disappearing children.

Coutts breaks the barriers of conventional songwriter performance, by stepping fully into the dark and riotous world of the characters she has created. The swampy, honky-tonk, blues-folk narratives call on a musical ancestry that includes Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Leonard Cohen.

Having won the praise of peers and fans in the US (including having a song produced by John Mayer), Coutts has joined forces with Anna Jahjah of Theatre Excentrique to bring the stories and characters to life (and death), in this dark comedy debuting at the Sydney Fringe Festival

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Sep
27
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Sep 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

THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Black Sorrows-Apr-2014-17pm doors, 8pm show

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.


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Sep
28
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Black Sorrows-Apr-2014-17pm doors, 8pm show

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.


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EMILY BARKER (UK) + HUCKLEBERRY HASTINGS @ Django Bar
Sep 28 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 8pm show

A rare opportunity to catch UK-based, Australian-born singer-songwriter, Emily Barker, as she tours Australia playing songs from her new, critically-acclaimed album, Sweet Kind of Blue.

Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in rich string arrangements and vocal harmonies. Emily’s album with The Red Clay Halo, Dear River, was voted Americana album of the year by readers of the UK’s foremost roots music website, Spiral Earth

“The arrangements are exquisite and the love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity. Heartfelt songwriting, bridging folk, country and Fleetwood Mac.” The Times ★★★★
“Country-Soul with luminous warmth” Mojo ★★★★ ‘It’s a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences. Blues meets country meets gospel.’ Clash

Cherub faced and seemingly sweet Huckleberry Hastings can lull even the hardest of hearts to silence, but do not be fooled, this sweetness comes with a kick. Howling and emotive, his sound explores elements of blues, folk and grit. Vocally distraught and lyrically sharp, his songs read like journals, digging up the parts most people try to hide

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Sep
29
Fri
FIONA BOYES @ Django Bar
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

fiona 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

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


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Oct
1
Sun
LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm

lololl6pm door, 9pm show

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring Serbian / Berliner Romani husband Nenad Radic is drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Syd), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Syd), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melb.) and Muharem Sulejman on sax (Melb).

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Oct
4
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
5
Thu
THE TURNER BROWN BAND
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

turner brown 1a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

‘The Turner Brown Band’, a joint Australia/USA musical collaboration between Australian slide guitarist and music producer Dom Turner (of awarded blues act ‘Backsliders’ fame) and Ohio based ‘Sacred Steel’ vocalist and lap-slide guitar sensation Nikki D Brown, return to Australia following the success of the May 2017 tour.

Nikki was born into a Church-based slide guitar tradition known as ‘Sacred Steel’ and has been described by Guitar World magazine as the “Jimi Hendrix of Sacred Steel”. Renowned blues-artist Dom Turner has spent more than 30 years touring the festival circuit with ‘Backsliders’ as well as various musical collaborations including Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner and Supro.

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Oct
6
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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JOHN KENNEDY’S 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL @ Django Bar
Oct 6 @ 11:45 pm

2J3A91496pm doors, 9pm show

John Kennedy (who Camelot Audiences might remember from Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me ) started his music career in Brisbane in the 1980’s with his first band JFK and the Cuban Crisis. With his new work “JFK and the Midlife Crisis”, John comes full circle, creating a music that relates the story of a mature Inner West musician reflecting on a life lived to an independent music soundtrack.

The band  features original Love Gone Wrong drummer, Peter Timmerman, ex-Wiggle, Murray Cook on guitar and former Pop Mechanics’ leader, Paul Scott on bass. The band will perform some of John’s urban and western hits along with a selection of songs from his new album.

Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khWVsw5WjkM&feature=youtu.be

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Oct
7
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world some of the best songs ever written.

Highlighting the music of Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Morrison, Petty, Segar, Cave, Cash, Mellencamp and so many more. This production will reunite or introduce you to artists and music that will never be forgotten!

Introducing a brand new production from the writer producer of Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story and starring Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar), Matt Ross (Guitar), Wayne Kellett (Bass), Di Solomon (Keys) and George Brugmans (Drums).

Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves!

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THE TALL GRASS (Single Launch) + WIFEY @ Django Bar
Oct 7 @ 11:45 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

The Tall Grass make their debut at The Django Bar to launch their latest single Weathervane and its accompanying film clip from their acclaimed album Down the Unmarked Road. For this performance the duo will expand to a four piece via the talents of Jasper Fenton on drums and David Keys on drums.

The Tall Grass is a collaboration between Sydney based singer/songwriters Peter Fenton (Crow) and Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke). Both members rack up a very impressive and long history in the Australian independent music scene. Peter Fenton is the charismatic frontman for Sydney legends Crow – a band with a formidable underground reputation and a catalogue of four outstanding albums.

Jamie Hutchings was the frontman for the equally iconic Bluebottle Kiss. The group released six albums and cemented themselves as one of Sydney’s great cult acts. He has released a number of solo albums, worked as a producer and currently fronts experimental rock group Infinity Broke.

The duo are a potent and beguiling proposition, taking traditional songwriting forms and twisting them into one -off shapes that both spook and move the listener.

Special guests on the night will be Wifey who themselves have a their debut album available entitled Monsters Rights.

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Oct
8
Sun
MAGGIE FERGUSON & TANGO OZ 2016 in BUENOS AIRES EP LAUNCH
Oct 8 @ 11:45 pm

maggie tango oz IMG_0387A7pm doors, 8pm show

From Sydney to Buenos Aires and back again, join the TangoOz 2016 orchestra one year on, under the direction of Maggie Ferguson, as they reunite for one last tango in the intimate atmosphere of the Camelot Lounge. Some of the most beautiful, nostalgic and seductive music ever composed can be found in Argentine tango. Get ready for a one-off night of live music and dancing as TangoOz 2016 take you on a journey through all of the genre’s most renowned styles and composers in the grandeur of a full ‘orquesta típica’, culminating in the official launch of their first EP, recorded in Buenos Aires in July 2016.

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Oct
13
Fri
DRAGON: Countdown Oz Chartbusters
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

Iconic band Dragon are back after a raft of sell-out Countdown performances throughout 2016 with round two of the popular tour. Countdown Oz Chartbusters will see Dragon celebrate the best of the Australian chart- toppers, and a swag of the band’s own finest hits. The Countdown Australian Edition is an opportunity for music fans to celebrate an Australian party institution, with a band who know how to put on a celebration.

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Oct
14
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm

jg7pm doors, 9pm show

Johnny G & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James & more. This explosive 9-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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Oct
20
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE. THE PURPLE DOVES band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

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Oct
26
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand after a string of sell out shows and all the way from London! “One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia…with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… his writing displays a real depth of emotion…revelling in a zest for life & celebration” (The Australian).

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AZNAVOUR & FRIENDS with MILKO FOUCAULT – LARCHE @ Django Bar
Oct 26 @ 11:45 pm

milko

6pm door, 8pm show

“ Milko’s first Aznavour show in Australia after his London debut at the iconic Brasserie Zedel – Live at Zedel”

Over the last few years, award winning entertainer Milko Foucault – Larche, has emerged as one of the leading ambassadors of French popular music in Australia.  In 2009, Milko won a prestigious “MO” Award for BEST INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER in Australia with the Aznavour show and in 2013; for the 10 Year Anniversary of the show, Milko brought the music of the Legendary Frenchman to The Sydney Opera House in a revamped version directed by English Actor Barry Quin.

In “ Aznavour & Friends”, Milko combines some famous ingredients to dish out “la crème de la crème” of French Chanson. A slice of Piaf, a dab of Trenet, a pinch of Bécaud and a spoonful of Aznavour!  Et voilà le dîner est servi ( dinner is served)… Bon appétit !… And for good measure, Milko adds some International French songs to an already appealing “Musical Degustation menu”

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Oct
27
Fri
LLOYD SPIEGEL
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm

Lloyd_Spiegel_Promo2017_27pm doors, 9pm show

Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce he is heading back to Sydney and Camelot Lounge!

“Australian blues and roots icon Lloyd Spiegel, in his first Bluesfest appearance, holds his own full house in the palm of his hand, just him and his trusty Cole Clark, a full swag of songs, a full tote of stories told with humour and aplomb, the man able to make his guitar do anything at all as he tells tales both tall and true, his own superbly written material marrying with blues standards in a way few others are able to manage. The man is a mountain, he’ll surely be back.” Sam Fell – Rolling Stone

www.lloydspiegel.com

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Oct
28
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

samba6pm doors, 9pm show

“That night Bob Marley and Jorge Ben Jor decided to throw a party together…” Following huge shows this year, KAVALO will be back at Django Bar with their funky mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Sambarock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. A powerful combination that is guaranteed to pump the dance floor and transport you to the hot nights of Brazil… Obs: Dancing shoes are mandatory!!!

Think positive vibes, happy music and a pumping dance floor!!!

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MARSALA
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, Yugoslavia, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

“Every groove was somewhere between vibrant and irresistible, and virtually every solo raised the stakes of its host song, whether it was Khusid’s diamond-edged trumpet blazing on Dark Eyes or Stojcevski’s machine-gun alto on Wedding Cocek. For 140 minutes this was music as art and for dancing all at once; music for going a little crazy. And the community that goes crazy together sticks together.” John Shand SMH

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Nov
3
Fri
RICK PRICE: BROUGHT TO LIFE – A DEAD MAN WALKING TOUR
Nov 3 @ 9:00 pm

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Heaven knows Rick Price has enjoyed the type of enduring success that many struggling young artists will only ever dream of. The 90’s set Rick on a soaring trajectory with smash hits, ‘Heaven Knows’, ‘Not A Day Goes By’, ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘River Of Love’. His broad repertoire of eight albums and music industry awards including the prestigious APRA Song Of The Year award have made Rick a household name. Audiences will be taken on a musical journey at Rick’s live shows, dancing in the aisles and joining him on stage for a sing along, there will be smiles all around the room with this upbeat set. The classics are still there, along with tracks from his current album.

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THE BALKANICS @ Django Bar
Nov 3 @ 11:45 pm

6pm door, 9pm show

The Balkanics play high-energy music from the Balkans (especially Macedonia). The music is energetic, infectious and very danceable. As well as traditional tunes, many of them Gypsy or Roma in origin, their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures. Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will intoxicate you, the hypnotic energy of their improvisations dragging you onto the dance floor. Cast away your worldly woes and be transported to a universe inhabited by extravagant rhythmic variation and catchy melodic invention.

The Balkanics include Anthony Pizzica (rezouki, tambura), Linsey Pollak (sax, gaida, clarini), Philip Griffin (electric bass, tambura), Ric Halstead (sax, flute) & Tunji Beier (drums).

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Nov
5
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

2007 R36 George Doukas7pm doors, 8pm show

Following another sell out show in June, George Doukas brings his 10 pce ensemble to Camelot Lounge on 5 November for another evening of musical acrobatics.

“Greek music with a classic twist”! The D Strings is an ensemble which combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. Mix that with two vocals, piano and a rhythm section and you have a sound which is truly unique.

The music is a mix of different genres of Greek music including contemporary and rembetiko. You can listen or you can dance – the choice is yours. Either way, you can be assured of a memorable evening.

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Nov
9
Thu
EMMA PASK
Nov 9 @ 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
10
Fri
THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, NEIL YOUNG and TOM PETTY @ Django Bar
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm

sicarios 1a6pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Nov
12
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS: When Klezmer meets Tango (In Yiddish!)
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

Klezmer-Divas-featuring-Fay-Sussman 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Performing music straight from the European cabaret venues and dance halls of 1930’s , The Klezmer Divas present their new show, When Klezmer meets Tango (In Yiddish!).

Tango, Klezmer and Gypsy jazz were all very much part the popular culture during that era in Germany and Poland and this show will take you back on a sonic journey to that time and place.

The Klezmer Divas are Fay Sussman, Anatoli Torjinski, Eddie Bronson, John Maddox, and Marcello Maio.

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Nov
17
Fri
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Nov 17 @ 9:00 pm

xtc7pm doors, 9pm show

Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation. For this show they narrow their focus to the 1980 album Black Sea, arguably their first mature album. It’s full of cracking tunes and musical wizardry, yet still packs the punch and menace of their early work. Scarecrow People will present the album in full in one set, and a rag-and-bone buffet of other choice cuts in another.

Scarecrow People features members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox and Monsieur Camembert. The band has wowed punters on their last couple of sold-out shows at Camelot and only play infrequently, so book early!

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Nov
18
Sat
GIRLS ON THE AVENUE @ Django Bar
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm

girls on ave 2a6pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney rock band Girls on The Avenue represents a busy intersection of musical histories and preoccupations. Long-time singer-songwriters Tania Bowra and Mel Forbes have performed and collaborated with local notables like Wendy Matthews, Jenny Morris, Jimmy Little, Stiff Gins.. and ‘internationals’ Air Supply, Eddi Reader, Jimmy Webb among others. Drummer Julia Day’s steady hand has galvanised the sounds of many great Australian artists – Robyn Dunn, Geoff Achison, Ursula Yovich among others. Trumpeter Minnie Ryan (Green Hand Band, The Vegas Nerve), and bassist Rachel Aracan in turn make up a sound that’s harmony rich, rhythm replete and makes your heart dance somehow!

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Nov
24
Fri
THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP
Nov 24 @ 11:45 pm

lachy doley

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
1
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

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

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

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