May
24
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 24 @ 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

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

Alma 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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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AMI WILLIAMSON @ Django Bar
May 25 @ 9:00 pm

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Forceful, funny, powerful and poetic, Ami Williamson is Indie Folk with a dash of cabaret for flavour.
Ami is one of those rare female singers. While her roots are firmly in the tradition of singer/songwriter, her richly diverse upbringing had Ami taking the stage not only in opera and classical, but also touring with her father, legendary country music artist John Williamson.

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

Victor-Valdes (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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May
27
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: BABY ET LULU
May 27 @ 7:30 pm

baby et7pm doors, 9pm show

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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May
28
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
May 28 @ 7:30 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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VIVID SYDNEY: A NIGHT OF KLEZMER MUSIC with BALTIC BAR MITZVAH + THE KLEZMER VALLEY GIRLS @ Django Bar
May 28 @ 8:00 pm

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Join us for a special night of Klezmer Music at Django Bar as part of Vivid Sydney!

Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. In the UsS however it fused with a bit of Southern jazz to give us the sound we know as Klezmer Today.

Come celebrate life with the sound of ‘Baltic Bar Mitzvah’. Largely improvised fusion of European Folk, Tango, Jazz Standards, Originals & Contemporary Grooves. Great music for people to both sit back and listen, or to get up and Dance.

The Klezmer Valley Girls are a group of skilled musicians who have joined forces on a journey through Jewish celebratory music. Featuring two accordions, flute, double bass and banjo, the Klezmer Valley Girls bring together an eclectic array of musical talents and experience in this recently formed band. The Klezmer Valley Girls explore new ways that their unusual combination of instruments can evoke the spirited sounds of vital and exotic klezmer music..

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Jun
1
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: CARAVAN SLAM @ Django Bar
Jun 1 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.”

TARAS JONES will play harp for us from 7.15 pm

ROBERT GRAY THE WINTER POET and DENITA NAIR are our two gorgeous feature poets. Both started with Caravan Slam. Robert is an accomplished actor and poet. Denita is multiple winner of our Caravan Slam and performed at Pachamamma Latin American Festival 2016.

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

 

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
2
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: JAMIE MACDOWELL & TOM THUM @ Django Bar
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth.

Beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra, Tom Thum – best known for the most watched TEDx talk of all time: Beatbox Brilliance – joins bohemian singer-songwriter, Jamie MacDowell, to form an award-winning partnership that is ‘redefining musical parameters’ NOUSE.

‘The perfect combination of sexy and swagger’ ***** RIP IT UP

From Glastonbury in the UK, to Park Acoustics in South Africa, Zermatt Festival in Switzerland, Falls Festival, Darwin Festival, and Underbelly Hong Kong; Jamie and Tom have taken their unique sound across the globe.

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VIVID SYDNEY: WENDY MATTHEWS
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm

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As an artist Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace, In an age where uber-production techniques are thought to be hip and cynicism an attribute, Wendy has proven that commitment to beauty is still not only valid but applauded by the public ear.

This is exemplified by the reality that Wendy’s music is now in more than 1 million homes in Australia and all her albums to date have multi-platinum status.

Wendy has an immense talent and capacity to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her music. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her own; from jazz to blues, from rock to gospel, from soul to outright infectious pop and then, of course, there are the beautiful ballads.

 

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Jun
3
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: NADYA & ZORAN’ S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

Nadya at Forge7pm doors, 9pm show

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!

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!

“Nadya Golski has the sort of voice that would still light up a room if the power failed…..a contralto of power, range and conviction.”

Zoran’s improvising is “phenomenal..like hearing glass that kept shattering, so shards of sound merge, flying in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills.”

“Balkan and Gypsy firecrackers rub shoulders with French chanson,” (John Shand, SMH, The Age)


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VIVID SYDNEY: JAMIE MACDOWELL & TOM THUM @ Django Bar
Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm door, 9pm show

One is good with his fingers, the other is good with his mouth.

Beatbox sensation and one-man orchestra, Tom Thum – best known for the most watched TEDx talk of all time: Beatbox Brilliance – joins bohemian singer-songwriter, Jamie MacDowell, to form an award-winning partnership that is ‘redefining musical parameters’ NOUSE.

‘The perfect combination of sexy and swagger’ ***** RIP IT UP

From Glastonbury in the UK, to Park Acoustics in South Africa, Zermatt Festival in Switzerland, Falls Festival, Darwin Festival, and Underbelly Hong Kong; Jamie and Tom have taken their unique sound across the globe.

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Jun
4
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: BEN GOLDSTEIN @ Django Bar
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm

Ben-Goldstein46pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter, Ben Goldstein hails from Sydney’s Bondi Beach amidst the sounds of artists such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, The John Butler Trio and Katchafire. Growing up in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world exposed Ben to a broad range of multicultural music styles which would later play an important role in shaping his own unique musical style.

In 2012 Ben made his way through the biggest cities in europe busking to get by, meeting people and gathering musical ideas along the way. On his return home to Australia, Ben shot to national acclaim while competing on Australia’s The Voice Season 2, where he placed as finalist.

Don’t miss this show as Ben makes is Django Bar debut as part of VIVID SYDNEY!

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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
7
Wed
RULE 34: HOT MESS
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

Rule 346pm doors, 7pm show

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

This month it’s all about…HOT MESS!

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.

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Jun
8
Thu
FACEMEAT: QUESTIONS FOR MEN @ Django Bar
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

On the back of their third successful run at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney act Facemeat return home to Django Bar with a sneak peek of their new material ahead of the release of their second album for Art As Catharsis Records. Building on their Rock Opera the band seamlessly blends a vast spoken word narrative with diegetic and non-diegetic music.

Across two sets of contrasting tones the journey examines the awful secrets of an old family home and traces their ripple effect down the generations. Musically the show traverses everything from rock through blues, motown, afrobeat to cha-cha-cha, while the text deals in tones elegiac, wry, reflective and absurd.

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VIVID SYDNEY: MICHELLE LITTLE SINGS THE SONGS OF PATSY CLINE
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm

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

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

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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
10
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: CHRIS GUDU & AFRO PAMOJA @ Django Bar
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm

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From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Django Bar for VIVID SYDNEY. Former lead singer & bass man of Jive Kayana, his up tempo and exuberant music ( Umbaqanga music) originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa. Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more. You can expect a highly charged, high energy and exhilarating performance from Chris Gudu and his band.

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VIVID SYDNEY: VULGARGRAD (Melb)
Jun 10 @ 9:00 pm

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VulgarGrad are coming to Camelot Lounge for two special shows as part of VIVID SYDNEY!

VulgarGrad arose in Melbourne in late 2004 out of a collaboration between some of Australia’s best musicians in underground ethnic styles and the incredible vocal talents of one Australia’s most formidable stage and screen actors, Jacek Koman. (Children of Men, Moulin Rouge, Romulus My Father, Australia)

Throughout the twentieth century, criminal culture always played a strong, if unofficial part in Russian cultural life, and this was never more highly developed than in the thieves’ songs, or blatnye pesni – performed by, for, and about criminals in the prisons, gulags and seedy bars of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.

VulgarGrad bring their own inimitable sound, producing something that transcends the language barrier by aiming straight for your convict heritage and your dancing feet. Since inception, they have caused a sensation on Australia’s live music and festival scene, proving that what Australian audiences really seem to need is a wild night of old-fashioned Russian criminality. After all, if Russia and Australia have anything in common, it’s convicts.

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Jun
11
Sun
RUMOURS: A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC @ Django Bar
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

fleety6pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney’s best Fleetwood Mac show captures the band’s sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town. Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don’t Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhianon and more…

Line up:

Garry Fredericks- guitar
Tim Wedde – keys & vocals
Duncan Brown- bass
Lloyd Bowden- drums
Amanda Easton – vocals
Sarina Jennings – vocals
Danny Marx Young- vocals

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VIVID SYDNEY: VULGARGRAD (Melb)
Jun 11 @ 9:00 pm

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

VulgarGrad are coming to Camelot Lounge for two special shows as part of VIVID SYDNEY!

VulgarGrad arose in Melbourne in late 2004 out of a collaboration between some of Australia’s best musicians in underground ethnic styles and the incredible vocal talents of one Australia’s most formidable stage and screen actors, Jacek Koman. (Children of Men, Moulin Rouge, Romulus My Father, Australia)

Throughout the twentieth century, criminal culture always played a strong, if unofficial part in Russian cultural life, and this was never more highly developed than in the thieves’ songs, or blatnye pesni – performed by, for, and about criminals in the prisons, gulags and seedy bars of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.

VulgarGrad bring their own inimitable sound, producing something that transcends the language barrier by aiming straight for your convict heritage and your dancing feet. Since inception, they have caused a sensation on Australia’s live music and festival scene, proving that what Australian audiences really seem to need is a wild night of old-fashioned Russian criminality. After all, if Russia and Australia have anything in common, it’s convicts.

more info [1305200]

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

spookies 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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: DAVE WARNER… Suburban Boy @ Django Bar
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

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The man Bob Dylan nominated as his favourite Australian songwriter & who formed Australia’s first punk band (Pus), invites you to join him and guitarists Tony Durant & Bill Beare as they deliver lashings of classic Warner material like Half-Time At The Football, Suburban Boy & Bicton v Brooklyn, humourous short-short-stories & bravura live performance recitations such as Australia 11 & My First Game of Football.   One of the most original & entertaining nights of the sung and spoken word.

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

spookies 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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)

more info [1305200]

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 diner, 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
17
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: MIRIAM LIEBERMAN @ Django Bar
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

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Miriam Lieberman returns to The Django for VIVID SYDNEY alongside violinist Susie Bishop (Chaika/ Hinterland) and viola player Carl St. Jacques ( Miami Symphony) fresh from their WA tour.

This singer songwriter has an unmistakable voice and is known for her own unique style on the kora – West African harp / guitar as well as her songwriting, Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate.
Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice.

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VIVID SYDNEY: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jun 17 @ 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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Jun
18
Sun
GEORGE MICHAEL RELIVED
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

George Michael 20127pm doors, 8pm show

“George Michael Relived” is an electrically charged show, which covers all of the great George Michael eras taking you on a journey from the early years of Wham through to today.

Enjoy the songs we all know and love such as: Faith, Careless Whisper, Fast Love, Outside, Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, I’m Your Man, Freedom and Everything She Wants, to name just a few.

A fantastic musical experience.. this show celebrates the best of George Michael from the 80s through to now. George’s music is iconic and his songs are recognised all over the world.

So get ready to dance and sing along to all your favourites as we pay tribute to George Michael.

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JANET SEIDEL @ Django Bar
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

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A rare Sydney appearance by Janet and her classy group. Sold out seasons in the last year or so include Melbourne Recital Centre, Ronnie Scotts jazz club in London, Dizzys Melbourne, Shanghai HiFi Show, and more!
The music is cool – old fashioned but a little modern too. With Janet’s peerless vocals always to the fore, and romance and wit, ever present in the great American songbook, the musicians will add their own style to every number.

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Jun
22
Thu
GIRLS ON THE AVENUE + BIG SKY MOUNTAIN @ Django Bar
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

M&T B&W (1)6pm doors, 8pm 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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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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WAITING FOR GUINNESS
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Variously described as Garage Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, and Gangster Jazz, Waiting for Guinness has been playing the Sydney pub/club scene for years. They may be one of the best dressed too. The band features up to seven pieces including banjo, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, accordion, guitaron (Mexican bass), flute, guitars and drums. In the tradition of artists such as Tom Waits, Calexico and The Pogues, Waiting for Guinness take their nourishment from ‘old music’ and hot-wire the styles of Berlin Cabaret, Mariachi, Vaudeville, Spaghetti Western and Swing-Jazz into their own surreal vision.

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Jun
24
Sat
QUEEN PORTER STOMP (ALBUM LAUNCH) + GIFFEN @ Django Bar
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm

QPS6pm doors, 9pm show

Queen Porter Stomp use their dirty swamp magic to shirk those blues. They pack a punch with blazing horns that scream straight to your soul, a banjo that exorcises demons on the wrong side of midnight and a ukulele songstress that seduces like a warm summers day. Blending folk, jazz and world music they cross over scenes, taking their caravan up, down and through the smoke and mud of the festival circuits (like Woodford, Manly Jazz Festival and Falls Festival). Shine those shoes and undo that top button – if you’re just tapping those toes, then you’re in the wrong bar. This is Queen Porter’s joint.

Weaving meaningful poetry into memorable sound and story, Giffen sing wistful songs of family, unrequited love and folk music.

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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
25
Sun
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE DOUKAS: Rembetico with Strings
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

 7pm doors, 8pm showGeorge-Doukas

Following the success of the String Quartet show, George Doukas will be presenting highlights of this plus highlights of his Rembetiko Ensemble in the one performance.

Two completely different styles of music with a 10 pce ensemble featuring
• George Doukas – Vocals, Guitar
• Helene Ioakimidis – Vocals
• George Vavasis – Piano
• Nathan Pylarinos – Bouzouki
• George Xenikis – Bass
• Christina Bacchiella – Percussion
• String Quartet feat. Dimitri Calligeros

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Jun
28
Wed
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

“It’s hard to imagine anyone doing this better.” John Shand, SMH

“The bottom end of Schouw’s contralto was as opulent as some 300 year old cello.” John Shand, SMH 2017

After a recent SOLD OUT show Lisa Schouw and Peter Bailey return to the Camelot Lounge on Wed 28 and Thu 29 (Sold Out) June.

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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Jun
29
Thu
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

“It’s hard to imagine anyone doing this better.” John Shand, SMH

“The bottom end of Schouw’s contralto was as opulent as some 300 year old cello.” John Shand, SMH 2017

After a recent SOLD OUT show Lisa Schouw and Peter Bailey return to the Camelot Lounge on Wed 28 and Thu 29 (Sold Out) June.

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
1
Sat
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage rock show @ Django Bar
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm

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6pm doors, 9pm show

Classic is a word too often applied to the mediocre. Too easily posted alongside the drab and dreary. It is a phrase too readily conjured for older rock, regardless of its standing.

But It is a dirty word no more.

Long Live Rock and Roll is a show concocted by journeymen of the genre, through decades of blood, sweat and tears on the road. It is more than a tribute to the Gods of rock’n’roll, it is a flashback to a time when the music was simple, but the songs were great.

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

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

Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Toto, The Cult, Chuck Berry and Queen are just a few of the great acts to get reborn in this must-watch show. We’ll say no more, and let the music do the talking.

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Jul
2
Sun
THE SYDNEY SACRED MUSIC FUNDRAISER
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Come and be moved by virtuosic performances of the rare, beautiful and astonishing music and colour from around the world and our suburbs. Music from temples, festivals and hidden traditions.

A night to build our community of Festival supporters and promises to change your internal chemistry by showcasing several sacred traditions and by having lots of interactive fun led by Ghanaian master drummer Yaw Derkyi and featuring some of Sydney’s best world music artists.


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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
7
Fri
LIZA OHLBACK ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm

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Blues /Jazz songstress Liza Ohlback joins legendary Keyboard/Bass player Sam McNally (John Farnham, Stylus) and Greg Ohlback to launch their new CD Jazzmania. (Jazz but not as we know it) The CD titled “Whole Lotta …” is a collection of Jazz/Blues/Latin styled tunes plus some whacky versions of tunes like “Whole lotta Love” and “That’s Alright Mama” and was launched recently at Thredbo Jazz festival. A unique band with a BIG sound and a Jazz fuelled twist on some classic songs. Liza is well known as a chain award winning Blues artist , a very versatile singer she was one of the female singers to sing at the Opera House for the Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, a member of First Ladies of soul and the star of Pearl – the Janis Joplin story.

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FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jul 7 @ 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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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
MICHAEL FIX (BRIS) @ Django Bar
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

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6pm doors, 8pm show

Brisbane-based, three times Golden Guitar winner Michael Fix is known as a leading exponent of contemporary acoustic guitar, and a consummate performer. His fretboard skills, unique style, story-telling and good-natured humour have earned him an international reputation as a concert drawcard.

Over the past two decades,Michael has been touring widely throughout the world and has released 15 albums. His latest release is the evocative Bending Air, which features a collection of exquisite new original pieces, together with unique arrangements of some of the songs that have inspired him over the years.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch Michael in concert, in his only Sydney show for 2017.

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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
19
Wed
JOSEPH TAWADROS & JAMES TAWADROS: LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD CD LAUNCH (UK)
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Tawadros Brothers

7pm doors, 8pm show

Joseph Tawadros – Oud
James Tawadros – Percussion
with special guest Matt McMahon on Piano

Three time ARIA Award winning Tawadros brothers aren’t afraid to try new things. Challenging traditional musical forms and pushing boundaries, they bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage.

Together they perform the original music of Joseph Tawadros. Josephs Middle Eastern flavoured compositions constantly push the boundaries of melody and metre and are a rare combination of highly emotional music intertwined with boundless energy. True musicianship of the highest degree.

See them in an intimate and rare concert celebrating their new CD ‘Live at Abbey Road’ which they recorded at the iconic studio in London earlier this year.

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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
22
Sat
JESSE YOUNAN TRIBUTE CONCERT
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm

Jesse Younan

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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


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Jul
27
Thu
SHANE NICHOLSON ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm

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3 times ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson returns to Camelot to launch his new album!

Shane has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry, currently celebrating 20 years as a recording artist. From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain, through his first solo albums It’s A Movie, Faith & Science and Familiar Ghosts, his hugely successful collaborations with then-wife Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, to his more recent works Bad Machines, live album Pitch Roll & Yaw, and his latest offering, ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning Hell Breaks Loose.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field, not only in his native Australia where he is the current CMAA Alternative Album of the Year recipient, but also in the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.

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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
4
Fri
DRAGON: Countdown Oz Chartbusters
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

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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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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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Aug
12
Sat
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django Bar
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm

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Back after a massive sold out show in May, “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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Aug
13
Sun
EDITH PIAF & FRIENDS with DAHLIA DIOR
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm

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A kaleidoscopic performance that brings to life the passionate Edith Piaf and the Parisian connection. A cutting edge look at Paris 30s – 60s. With Piaf and her contemporaries.

The show is a tribute to the legendary musical icons of French cabaret, with a selection of Edith Piaf’s evocative and much loved songs, including La Vie En Rose, Mon Dieu, Le Gitan, and Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien; also, Charles Trenét’s evergreen Quereste’til and Jacque Brel’s heart-wrenching If You Go Away to name a few.

Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, traveling the world for many years, helped by “hot” musicians: Marcello Maio’s great artistry (piano, accordion), Mark Harris’ musicality and ‘joi de vivre’ (bass, vocals), Eddie Bronson’s virtuosity (sax, clarinet, accordion).

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Aug
18
Fri
GRACE KNIGHT
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Grace Knight is one of the most enduring talents in Australian music. With ARIA awards and nominations and chart topping recordings in each of the past three decades, her career spans 40 years.

Acclaimed for her live performances, Grace is one of the finest interpreters of popular music in Australia today. Knight’s spell binding performances touch the soul and lift the heart. Her magical presence connects with audiences of all ages like few others can. She blew audiences away throughout the eighties as lead singer of internationally successful band Eurogliders, and as a solo artist she has transformed herself from Pop Princess to Queen of Cool.

Don’t miss this exciting show as Grace Knight makes her Camelot Lounge debut.

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Aug
20
Sun
ETHNODELICA + THE RADUGA TRIO @ Django Bar
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm

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Enjoy this musical feast of delicious world music flavours – from Russian, Balkan & Klezmer to Gypsy Jazz,Breton and Tango; original compositions abound!

Russian-Australian musical project Ethnodelica will season it with a fabulous fusion of ethno motifs, meditative, rock, neo-classical and psychedelic electronic music.

The Raduga Trio will spice it up with exciting acoustic retro sounds, tap dancing and kazoo playing. Have you ever heard duclar, vargan or overtone flute? Come and listen to our musicians share the beauty of their sound with you in the first joint gig of Ethnodelica & the Raduga Trio. Bring your family and friends to the Django Bar to dance, dream, and laugh together!

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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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Sep
22
Fri
STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django Bar
Sep 22 @ 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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