Apr
26
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Apr 26 @ 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

Apr
27
Thu
RICH DAVIES & THE LOW ROAD + HANA & JESSIE-LEE DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

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Ramblin’ Nights presents a huge evening of music with a double album launch from 2 of the finest folk & alt/country acts in the Australian ‘Americana’ scene.

Melbourne’s Rich Davies & The Low Road (featuring Ayleen O’Hanlon on Banjo) have just released their album “Ghosts’ and have been flat out supporting Mick Thomas with his National Tour. Now they’re hitting the road on their own to celebrate this fine album of tender ballads to upbeat foot-stompers. Expect a show that takes you on the highs and lows of a raucous Rich Davies Rollercoaster.

Hana and Jessie-Lee are a country-honky tonk, whisky drinkin, cowboy boot wearing duo from Adelaide. They are all set to release their debut album ‘Southlands’ on their Bad Habits Tour. The ladies live shows have been receiving rave reviews and we are very excited to have them show their wares for Ramblin’ Nights.

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JOSEPH TAWADROS TRIO (UK): SOLD OUT!!! May 10 Now On Sale!!
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand, 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). Joining the 3x ARIA-winning Oud-player will be sublime pianist Matt McMahon (Gurrumul, Vince Jones) & James Tawadros (percussion).

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Apr
28
Fri
THE SAUERKRAUTS (BERLIN) @ Django Bar
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

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Deta and Rob Rayner from The Beez present: The Sauerkrauts!

A yodellin´, thigh slappin’, lederhosen wettin´ fest of German music from Deta (accordion,vocals) and Rob (guitar, vocals) and featuring the Beatific Beats of our Bavarian Boombox. You’ll thrill to comic classics from the likes of Rammstein and Kraftwerk; you’ll tear off that dirndl and shake a Teutonic Tailfeather when you catch a glimpse of Nena’s 99 Red Balloons; you’ll swoon to Marlene Dietrich´s Lili Marlene but, most of all, you’ll be entertained-and that’s an order!

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KEYIM BA
Apr 28 @ 9:00 pm

Keyim Ba

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Apr
30
Sun
THE HAPPENING SING @ Django Bar
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

happening sing6pm doors, 8pm start

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

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

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

Stuart Davis

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THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Together with the Regent Street Big Band, the Starr Sisters have been able to secure an opportunity for a limited number of people to travel back in time. Back to a time when a telephone call was something to stay home for, when music arrived over the wireless, and when dance bands deployed arcane equipment like saxophones and trumpets.

Musically and visually, this performance evokes the heyday of swing in the 30s and 40s, highlighting tunes made famous by the Andrews Sisters and the swing bands who were their contemporaries.

Secure your ticket, pack your swing dancing shoes and ascend from street level to the time capsule. We’ll transport you with the impeccable vocal harmonies of the Starr Sisters and the inimitable live sound of a full 17 piece big band. We’ll return you energised for the week ahead, ready to marvel again at the modern world with fresh eyes.

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May
3
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 3 @ 6:30 pm

gac

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

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

RULE 34: SIZE QUEENS
May 3 @ 7:30 pm

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Introducing RULE 34.

RULE 34 – meaning if it exists or can be imagined, there is porn of it. No exceptions!

This month it’s all about…SIZE QUEENS!

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. RULE 34 runs the first Wednesday of every month at Camelot Lounge, Marrickville.

SIZE QUEENS is bound to be a giant night of fun and filth. Go big or go home!

more info [1305200]

May
4
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
May 4 all-day

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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

 

AFRICA ENTSHA (SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA)
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Their name means “new AFRICA” in Zulu.
Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance, making for a diverse set which draws on the vibrancy of 1950s doo-wop, the all-singing, all-dancing presentation of the 1960s soul groups and the more saccharine tendencies of the modern R&B outfits as much as the soft, healing invocations and exhilarating spirit of their own tribal cultures.
When they perform a gumboots dance, it is minus the boots – these gents are all kitted out in sober grey suits and crisp white shirts.

At the very heart of their shows are zulu songs, full of rhythm, style and spirit. From the moment Africa Entsha take the stage they completely captivating and by the end of the show the audiences are left elevated and often deeply moved.

All the way from South Africa, this five-piece a cappella group exude such joy that it’s impossible not to get swept up in their energy. ★★★★ (In Daily, Adelaide Fringe)

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May
5
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS: A TRIBUTE TO THE DOORS @ Django Bar
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

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Introducing “UNLOCKING THE DOORS” – a new Australian Showcase which is rapidly building a following throughout Sydney and the east coast of NSW. A must see outfit totally dedicated in bringing to you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors.

“UNLOCKING THE DOORS” has wasted no time in establishing a name as a showcase not to be missed.
The band consists of four Wollongong based musicians who have set out to capture the magic of Jim Morrison and band that take audiences back in time to the unique rock act that was The Doors!

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BOB EVANS (JEBEDIAH)
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

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Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell is coming back to Camelot and he’ll be treating anyone who pre purchases a ticket,  to a complimentary six track EP, Zeroes To Heroes, of unreleased material for all tickets purchased for this show!

Gracing the Australian music scene for more than two decades, Mitchell is a self-confessed romantic who has written some of the country’s most beloved songs. Under the alias of Bob Evans, Mitchell has released five albums, all of which showcase the versatility and skill of this talented songsmith. Gentle, acoustic melodies prevail, enveloping the classic folk storytelling and strong emotional pull that characterises Mitchells’ substantial body of work.

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May
6
Sat
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
May 6 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. On its 48th 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.

Damien Lovelock – vocals
​Danny Marx-Young – vocals
​Tania Murray – vocals
​Shane Flew– vocals/guitar
​Floyd Vincent – vocals/guitar
​Nick Meredith – guitar
​Tim Wedde – keys
​Lloyd G – drums
​Steve Bull – bass

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May
7
Sun
ABBY DOBSON
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Fresh from her trip to Nashville to record her new album, Abby Dobson returns to Django Bar!

Much loved singer from Leonardo’s Bride, whose chart-topping song, “Even When Im Sleeping” was voted 1 of the ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’. Invited to sing with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Mark Seymour, Leo Sayer etc etc,Abby’s also a Camelot regular with her delicious French side-project Baby et Lulu!

“her vocals croon, float, gristle, belt and i swoon as she effortlessly plays with syncopation and phrasing, melody, and the beating hearts of the audience.” – Revolver – live review

JOANNA WEINBERG ALBUM LAUNCH: Pandora’s Bag – A designer song (and bag) collection
May 7 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Cabaret artist , musical writer and songwriter Joanna Weinberg is back to launch her new album!!!

A quirky bag model named ‘Chantelle’ will showcase an unusual bag collection and there is a ‘show and tell’ section where audience members are encouraged to tell personal or amusing stories about their bags.

Drummer Nicola Ossher, trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood and Cellist Kate Adams are the outstanding musical and vocal accompanists. A perfect way to celebrate a girl’s night out, ( though boys are very welcome if they have bags ) this experienced and playful performer will ensure you have bags of fun.

“This is a show worth seeing, as indeed is anything presented by Joanna Weinberg. It’s uplifting, musically funky and totally enjoyable. As they say in their program, “The show doesn’t only appeal to women – men have their baggage too”….The show, with its laid back and cool stagecraft and humorous cynicism, is reminiscent of Berlin’s cabarets of the 1920s and Weinberg’s lyrical prowess is as clever as Noel Coward’s.”

Bronwyn Fullerton- Sydney Arts Guide 2016

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May
10
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 10 @ 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

JOSEPH TAWADROS (UK)
May 10 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

3x ARIA-winning Oud-player Joseph Tawadros is back by popular demand, 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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May
11
Thu
NAOMI CRAIN + JAMES DONNELLY (DOUBLE EP LAUNCH) @ Django Bar
May 11 @ 7:00 pm

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After a ten year hiatus, Naomi Crain has returned to the studio and brings her second studio release out into the light in this combined EP release event. Her raw and vulnerable truth-telling wears Ani Difranco’s boots, Bono’s leathers and Patty Griffin’s dresses as she walks with her audience through songs for thinking minds and feeling hearts.
Joining Naomi, to release his debut EP, is her long-time co-writer, colleague and friend, James Donnelly. James delivers a powerful acoustic presence and emotive performance. At his core, James is a songwriter who loves the craft of conveying an emotional story to his audience.

naomicrainmusic.com

james-donnelly.com

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ALL HAIL CHUCK BERRY!!!
May 11 @ 9:00 pm

7pm doors, 8pm show

Chuck Berry took the blues, blended it with country music and attached lyrics that perfectly captured the trials and tribulations of growing up in the USA during the 1950’s. His stunning sound was a major influence on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and his potent musical mixture had an enormous effect on 20th Century popular music, and continues to this very day.
Camelot Lounge presents a stellar lineup of quality musicians, all Berry devotees, in this truly special tribute to Chuck Berry – The King of Rock and Roll!
Jeremy Edwards – guitar/vocals
George Brugmans – drums (Ray Beadle)
Adam Pringle – guitar
Benny Edwards – bass (Ray Beadle)
Rob Wolfe – keys

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May
12
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

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

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THE SICARIOS – The Best of CCR, NEIL YOUNG and TOM PETTY @ Django Bar
May 12 @ 8:00 pm

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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, they’re heading your way.

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May
13
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
May 13 @ 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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May
14
Sun
ALI & THE THIEVES present LEONARD COHEN KOANS
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

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

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

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May
17
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 17 @ 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

May
18
Thu
MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
May 18 @ 7:30 pm

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After selling out multiple shows, The Morrisons spectacular show ‘Man of constant sorrow; A tribute to the music from O Brother Where Art Thou’ returns to Camelot Lounge in 2017!! Paying homage to the artists and music from the films now legendary soundtrack, The Morrisons will be joined by an absolutely stellar line up of guest!!

“Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best that I have attended this year” – Au Review, 2015.

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THE APRIL FAMILY ALBUM LAUNCH + NOT GOOD WITH HORSES @ Django Bar
May 18 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney Alternative Country combo The April Family release their debut album “What We Know Now” with a full band show! Showcasing their unique blend of classic country stylings, with a little blues mixed with 70’s West Coast country rock and their tight 3 part harmonies, the show will feature vocalist Kylie Whitney, lead guitarist Casey Atkins and guitarist Michael Carpenter!

Joining the band on the bill will be local legends Not Good With Horses. Fronted by Brielle Davis.

more info [1305200]

May
19
Fri
MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

Oh Brother 7_5_15 11Thu 7pm doors, 8pm show I Fri 7pm doors, 9pm show

After selling out multiple shows, The Morrisons spectacular show ‘Man of constant sorrow; A tribute to the music from O Brother Where Art Thou’ returns to Camelot Lounge in 2017!! Paying homage to the artists and music from the films now legendary soundtrack, The Morrisons will be joined by an absolutely stellar line up of guest!!

“Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best that I have attended this year” – Au Review, 2015.

more info [1305200]

STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django Bar
May 19 @ 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.

Fresh from highlighting 2017 Thredbo Blues Fest ,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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May
21
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
May 21 @ 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.

Bandoneón – Daniel Wallace-Crabbe
Violin I – Maria Lindsay
Violin II/Viola – Angela Lindsay
Double Bass – Annabel Cameron
Piano/Voice – Daniel Rojas

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THE LOUNGE QUINTET @ Django Bar
May 21 @ 7:30 pm

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The Lounge Quintet is a unique beast – the love-child of Stuart Davis (best known as a choir director and Gospel singer with longtime colleague Tony Backhouse) and Guy Curd’s cool string quartet. Guy’s quartet is the go-to group these days – everyone from Michael Buble to Peking Duck have used them lately.

The Lounge Quintet will be joined by special guests Rob Maxwell-Jones (sax) and Alice Papademetriou (vocals) for a few numbers.

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May
24
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 24 @ 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

May
25
Thu
ALMA ORQUESTRA
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

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Beautiful melodies, captivating beats, stunning improvisations – Alma’s irresistible music will move listeners to join them in joyful song and dance. Drawing inspiration from Fado and folk tunes of the Iberian Peninsula, then navigating the seas to Cape Verde, Principe, Sao Tome, Angola and Brazil, Alma will take you on a soulful journey from traditional to modern and original Portuguese song.

This spectacular five-piece ensemble features Sydney’s renowned and stunning songstress and violinist Mandie Vieira alongside fellow Portuguese-Australian Loretta Palmeiro (saxophone/clarinet/flute) and a stellar rhythm section in guitarist Richard Ashby, bassist Brendan Clarke and drummer Mike Quigley. Bringing you the sweetest sounds of Portugal and beyond, come along and Alma will appease your saudades.

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May
26
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
May 26 @ 9:00 pm

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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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May
27
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: BABY ET LULU
May 27 @ 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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VIVID SYDNEY: THE PROTESTERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
May 27 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney’s most loved reggae band launch their brand new album Postcolonial World!

This party night will not only celebrate the album launch, but will also mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum giving Aboriginal Australians the right to be citizens. This will be a celebration of reggae music & protest song. ARIA winning Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra) lends his soulful voice to songs of indigenous rights & social justice. Using the quintessential reggae sound to carry its message forward, their rich musical tapestry weaves classy horn arrangements with a heavy roots reggae rhythm.

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Jun
1
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: EMMA PASK
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm

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

Recently nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album of the year and on the back of sell out shows nationally and internationally throughout 2016, 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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Jun
3
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: NADYA & ZORAN’ S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

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This sensational group returns for a night of Gypsy Jazz, French Chanson with Balkan Rhythms, Edith Piaf, Gypsy Anthems & Dancing Songs! Think Eastern European, Russian, Polish & Songs from the Balkans – a Franco Euro Gypsy Mixture – recalling old timeless Europe!

Featuring the charismatic Nadya Golski on vocals, together with father/son Gypsy accordion virtuosos Zoran & Saša Todorovic, they’ll be joined by Goce Manche Manasieu (guitar/vocals), Stephen Lalor (mandolin), Dario Moconja (bass), Arne Hanna (guitar), Ben Kidson (percussion) + very special guest from Berlin – virtuoso violinist Daniel Weltlinger!

Come on a real musical adventure as a brilliant group of musicians take you on a whirlwind, genre hopping journey through a dazzling variety of musical styles. The ‘Candles’ have performed in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, & Woodford. Don’t miss them!


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Jun
4
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Azo Bell!
Jun 4 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

ROLL UP! ROLL UP!   Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents the new edition of “VAUDEVILLIA” at CAMELOT LOUNGE, with very special guests, ukulele maestro Azo Bell and lots of clowning around with Jean Paul Bell.  Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating, mayhem and some very funny songs.  Vaudeville style, where “everything new will be old again” this show promises to be the most bizarre experience you will have all year.

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Jun
9
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: LOLO LOVINA @ Django Bar
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

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

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

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

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VIVID SYDNEY: MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Powerhouse singer Mahalia Barnes, one of the most impressive female vocalists to come out of Australia, and her band The Soul Mates are coming to Camelot Lounge for the first time as part of VIVID SYDNEY!!

A must see live show, as that is really where this band are at their finest. Don’t expect a quiet, polite, restrained gig, or a gimmicky soul show with costumes and scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw and exciting. Great players, great singing and so much feeling.

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Jun
14
Wed
VIVID SYDNEY: THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

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Over two massive nights, Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot as part of Vivid Sydney!

Everybody’s favourite choir – in fact hands down the most entertaining choir Australia has ever seen! Hilarious, moving, a truly incredible experience!

All around Australia, excitement is mounting: society women are slightly breathless, small children and dogs are yapping at nothing, and real estate salesmen are vaguely anxious. Supplies of grandiose hatwear, beard grooming equipment and pigfat are running low.

The Spookies’ sound – warm and grainy as a slab of teak – and their humorous style – deadpan, sly, and always unexpected – find new and wonderful avenues of expression on “The Spooky Man in History”.

“This is surely the best a capella act in the land” John Shand, SMH

“While superficially a comedy act, the Spooky Men are also fine close harmony singers, their tuning, timing and dynamics impeccable.” The Independent (London)

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Jun
15
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

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Over two massive nights, Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot as part of Vivid Sydney!

Everybody’s favourite choir – in fact hands down the most entertaining choir Australia has ever seen! Hilarious, moving, a truly incredible experience!

All around Australia, excitement is mounting: society women are slightly breathless, small children and dogs are yapping at nothing, and real estate salesmen are vaguely anxious. Supplies of grandiose hatwear, beard grooming equipment and pigfat are running low.

The Spookies’ sound – warm and grainy as a slab of teak – and their humorous style – deadpan, sly, and always unexpected – find new and wonderful avenues of expression on “The Spooky Man in History”.

“This is surely the best a capella act in the land” John Shand, SMH

“While superficially a comedy act, the Spooky Men are also fine close harmony singers, their tuning, timing and dynamics impeccable.” The Independent (London)

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Jun
16
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: ROCKABILLY PARTY with WES PUDSEY & THE SONIC ACES @ Django Bar
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

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This is a night not to be missed as Django Bar becomes a 1950’s dinner, complete with swing dancers, DJ’s and one of Australia’s hottest Rockabilly bands, Wes Pudsey and The Sonic Aces.

In a career spanning two decades, world-acclaimed songwriter Wes Pudsey has penned and performed some of the most memorable anthems to emerge from Australia’s independent music scene. Songs now considered modern Rockabilly classics – My Baby Looks Like Betty Page, Maybe, There’s Gonna Be A Rumble, Hepster Daddy-o and many others have taken the Sydney-based rocker around the world several times, backed by his frenetic trio of roots-rock adepts The Sonic Aces. Headlining at music festivals including the Hemsby Weekender in the UK and America’s Viva Las Vegas, Wes has shared the stage with fellow roots-rock luminaries Southern Culture On The Skids, members of the legendary Rockabilly group The Stray Cats, and American swing-jump blues legends Royal Crown Revue, to name but a few.

Limpin Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten will be DJing on the night too!

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VIVID SYDNEY – LLOYD SPIEGEL (MELB) ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm

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Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his ninth album ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and is headed VIVID SYDNEY at Camelot Lounge to celebrate!!

“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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Jun
23
Fri
PIANO POUNDIN’ POPPAS: PUGSLEY BUZZARD & DON HOPKINS @ Django Bar
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

An evening of boogie, blues and barrelhouse with two of Australia’s finest singer/piano players.

Prepare to be booglarized … Pugsley Buzzard, international touring and recording artist, singer, songwriter and pianist, has delighted audiences from Berlin to New Orleans with his unique and characteristic blend of jazz, blues, r&b and soul.

Second place winners at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, 2012, Dr. Don`s Double Dose are piano player and vocalist Don Hopkins and drummer Rob Grosser. They play blues, boogies, spirituals, rags, ballads and original songs with classic and rarer blues songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, oozing with the good -time, barrelhouse and boogie woogie fun of a blues party night they are guaranteed to get the joint jumpin`.

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Jun
24
Sat
TIJUANA TAXI – A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm

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Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, and Grasshoppers on a mid-sixites summer eve – these were the glory days of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.

TIJUANA TAXI is a natty 8 piece ensemble (with real marimba!) that evokes the mood and music of the swinging sixties, faithfully recreating 21 classics of this unique, upbeat, melodic group whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and 70’s and will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s music that spans generations.
With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.
The band itself is a who’s who of Sydney’s great musicians, and is led by bassist Tina Harris who also leads her 12 piece Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, a popular Camelot Lounge act, as well as playing for several other multicultural music outfits such as West African funk band, Keyim Ba, Brazilian Jazz project Matanza, 15 piece Cumbia band Cumbiamuffin and latin soul outfit Barrio Soul. Straddling musical worlds, she also pops up in the pit band for various productions at The Hayes Theatre, currently Cabaret The Musical, and previously Little Shop of Horrors, Rent and Sweet Charity.

TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!

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Jun
29
Thu
THE OTHER WOMAN – THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

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Back by popular demand!!!

Lisa Schouw shares the life and songs of legendary singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist Nina Simone, leader of a generation of musicians, in the acclaimed show, The Other Woman: The Life & Music of Nina Simone. Along with Musical Director Peter Bailey, Schouw weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs and shines a new light on her finest and darkest hours.

The Other Woman explores the artist behind classic songs such as My Baby Just Cares for Me, House of the Rising Sun, Four Women, and I Loves You Porgy, as Simone’s troubled life is gently and lovingly revealed.

“Fans of Nina Simone – and everyone else – should let Lisa Schouw put her spell on them. The songs and stories are lovingly and seamlessly integrated, and, just as Simone herself will not soon be forgotten, nor will Schouw’s sumptuously-rich voice.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Jul
6
Thu
ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS (MONDO ROCK/DADDY COOL)
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist to songwriter, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most respected and well-known artists! From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering hits such as ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come said The Boy’ before Ross left to pursue a solo career. Come see a legend of rock and his band ‘The Peaceniks’ perform their debut Camelot show!

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Jul
8
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django Bar
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm

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Roots, Rock, Reggae, Jazzy-Latin-Samba-Funk!!! Who would’ve thought that Bob Marley and Jorge Ben Jor would sound so groovy sharing the same stage? Following a sell-out show in June this year KAVALO will be back at Django Bar with their  mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Samba-rock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. Presenting they’re full line up with Marcelo d’Avila (vocals/guitar), Luis Reyes (lead guitar/vocals), Gabriel Figueroa (bass/vocals), Tiago Passos (percussion/ vocals), Nando Pellegrini (drums/vocals), and Martin Taylor (trombone/vocals) this will be an unmissable night of positive vibes, good live music and a crowded dance floor!!!

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Jul
13
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams are coming back to Camelot after a fantastic sold out show in March. 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
21
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm

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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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Jul
29
Sat
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE presents YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of You Only Live Twice with their return to the Camelot Lounge for the first time in 2017.

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl,  – the Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamorous, 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”

Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage

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Aug
6
Sun
MAGGIE FERGUSON TANGO & FRIENDS
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm

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MFT & Friends present an evening of exceptional tango beauty. Be introduced to the sultry beauty of the tangos of the golden age (1940s) to the brilliance of Tango Nuevo (post 1955), including the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla, played by the quintet line up for which he wrote them.

MFT & Friends are: Maggie Ferguson, bandoneon and violin, Francis Carreon, piano, Isabella Brown double bass, Andrew Baker violin and Murilo Tanouye electric guitar. We will be joined by tango flute virtuoso, Paulina Fain from Buenos Aires and guest tango dancers Kseniya and Craig Petersen, 2016 Australian Latin Dance champions.

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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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