May
27
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: SOLD OUT!!!
May 27 all-day

Deborah

7pm door, 8pm show

Conway & Willy Zygier are returning to Camelot!

There is not much you can say about the creative output of Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier that hasn’t already been said:

Blessed with an angelic voice, deft at lyrical wordplay and armed with a seemingly inexhaustive melody well, Conway – and partner Zygier – create songs which become best friends for life. 
Daily Telegraph

If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less.’ Courier Mail

‘Some of the most engaging songs I’ve ever heard from Deborah & Willy. Some of the music makes the little hairs on my neck and arms stand at attention. That doesn’t happen often. ‘
Bill Riner, Network, Music Programmer, ABC Local Radio

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MINDY SOTIRI ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
May 27 all-day

mindy7pm doors, 8pm show

“Quirky & real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place” (SMH)

‘Women Smoking’, is Mindy’s fifth solo album. It’s about women smoking. And women. And smoking. It is also about the Sydney lock out laws, unexpected love, unexpected endings, crowded parties, booze & balconies, Newtown in 2015, & the under-appreciated role of the rehearsal girlfriend.

“Heartbreak haunts this record…Her fragile folk-pop vocal sounds real. And that’s what makes this album special” (Stack Magazine)

“Music that reverberates honesty, and real life” (Altmedia)

‘Tender, stark and honest’ (Brag Magazine)

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May
30
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 30 all-day

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
31
Thu
TÁNGALO: Orquesta Tipica
May 31 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Tángalo returns to Camelot in full force with their sextet tango ‘Orquesta Tipica’. One of Australia’s foremost Tango ensembles, Tángalo is a shape shifter on the scene, from duo to full symphony orchestra and everything in between, whatever guise the ensemble chooses, the music of the Argentine Tango is presented with skill, craft, passion, joy and grit. Described by Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand as ‘Chamber Music on Steroids’, this is a Thursday night you don’t want to miss!

With Emily-Rose Sarkova and Owen Salome at the helm on Bandoneons, Susie Bishop bring her soulful violin and voice which is always a favourite. Tango double bass powerhouse Chloe Anne Williamson will be flying in from Queensland, Amy Putt has returned from New Zealand to take her place at the piano and a special guest is joining on the viola.

Bring your dancing shoes and listening ears to a night of truly beautiful music.

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ZORSY SINGLE LAUNCH @ Django
May 31 all-day

zorsy 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Blending the oft-opposed energies of jazz, classical, RnB and progressive rock, Julian Zorsy Sanchez takes inspiration from such diverse sources as Funky Knuckles, Anomaly and jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove. The result is a quirky fusion that maintains a groove despite its odd chords and time signatures.

Performing a fresh set of new works and the release of his single “sweet spot”, Zorsy celebrates 25th birthday with his killer band.

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Jun
1
Fri
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jun 1 all-day

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7pm 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.

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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MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Jun 1 all-day

Mentals-2017-PRINT-AC-ptrait 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Forty years of recording and touring and the show goes on. A fresh new EP release, a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour and a string of sold out shows sees Mentals rocketing into the future.

Greedy and Martin are still trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.
Martin is currently off the road but Greedy and he are still creating new songs with that Mental Flavour.

Greedy: “Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It’s not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine – the way it’s always been and the competition continues.”
The Iconic Band is in high demand performing to fans old and new Nationally and Internationally with their unmistakable unique sound.

The Mentals have chalked up many hits including Live it Up, The Nips are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? and Rock & Roll Music and in 2009 Mental As Anything were inducted into the Australian Record Industry Association’s Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

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Jun
2
Sat
PAUL MCKENNA BAND (Scotland) @ Django
Jun 2 all-day

pk7pm door, 9pm show

“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” The Living Tradition

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” Fatea Magazine

Glasgow’s Paul McKenna sees the world as verses and choruses. For over a decade he has travelled the world as a musician, collecting the stories of everyday and exceptional lives. From there come the songs written and sung by a common man with an exceptional voice. His vibrato is immediately recognisable and when he begins to weave a tale, an audience is stilled.

When asked what he wants from the music industry it’s simply – “nothing…I just want to sing songs”. Be it social injustice, inequality or an homage to the wonder and joy of simple things, he sings for us all. His band mates (Ewan Baird, Conor Markey, Robbie Greig, Conal McDonagh) weave exceptional melodies with traditional instrumentation and their sound has carried them all over the world.

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VIVID SYDNEY: FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET SINGLE LAUNCH
Jun 2 all-day

Fourplay-BOUND 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay, return to the stage with a rocking new single, Bound, and stack of national tour dates to celebrate.

With five studio albums and a double-CD remix under their belts, FourPlay began their career wowing audiences at festivals and sell-out headline shows with radical reinventions of popular songs, covering everyone from Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine to Sufjan Stevens and Leonard Cohen. Their last release (2014’s This Machine) was the first to feature 100% original material composed by the four members: brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge, and Shenzo Gregorio.

Don’t miss FourPlay for this special live appearance! Every ticket purchase includes a free download of Bound. Buy the track from any digital outlet to receive three archival remixes of songs from the band’s Now To The Future album, unreleased to this day.

“Nothing short of magnificent” The Scotsman

“Forget anything you ever thought about string quartets. This is the future” Drum Media

“Just perfect… the rock band of string quartets” Neil Gaiman (author)

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Jun
3
Sun
NADIA PIAVE & GINO PENGUE present… THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS: CELEBRATING ITALIAN NATIONAL DAY @ Django
Jun 3 all-day

nadia7pm doors, 8pm show

The Italian Girl in Algiers!
It’s the day after Italian National Day, and things are strange in Algiers….
A musical tagine where Pepe le Moko meets Casablanca meets Rossini
Nadia Piave – chanteuse
Gino Pengue – guitar
Neapolitan Love songs, French Cafe songs, North African folk songs, Italian pop songs, Exotic Jazz Standards

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GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

2007 R36 George Doukas7pm doors, 8pm show

George Doukas brings his 10 piece ensemble to Camelot Lounge for another evening of musical acrobatics.

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

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

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Jun
6
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 6 all-day

gac

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

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

Jun
7
Thu
ERIC BOGLE + AMI WILLIAMSON
Jun 7 all-day

Eric Bogle 7pm doors, 8pm show

Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I’m Easy, Shelter, My Youngest Son Came Home Today, & If Wishes were Fishes are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.

After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres & clubs has been too strong so he’s hitting the road in May/June for a run-of-shows. “I recommend that if you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list & immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle & his music” (Jon Wolfe Country Music Capital News).

Joining Eric & the band is the wonderful Ami Williamson. Described by the SMH as “forceful, funny, powerful & poetic”, Ami Williamson is an Alt-Folk Singer/Songwriter like no other!

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THE FLYING SEAMEN IRISH MUSIC NIGHT @ Django
Jun 7 all-day

flyingseamenflagbw7pm doors, 8pm show

We are very excited to welcome The Flying Seamen back to Django for another Irish Music night! And it’s free!!!

The Flying Seamen Session at Django is about you bringing your instrument for a play or your friends for a beer and helping to recreate the contagiouse atmosphere of the Irish Pub music scene.

This session while based on trad. instruments and music, will feature music from the likes of The Pogues, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys and many others… a session that is a little more fast paced and upbeat.

Perhaps even and oportunity to showcase your attempt at some Lord Michael Flatley Celtic dancing!!

Come down for a bit of Craic and get some Flying Seamen in your ears.

leprauchaun free entry

Jun
8
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jun 8 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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THE PRAGMATICS PRESENT… the 1980s @ Django
Jun 8 all-day

Prags 80s crop (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Your knockabout bar band heroes, The Pragmatics, kick off 2018 (admittedly a bit late) with a powerhouse show at Django on Friday June 8. While masters of all kind of songs from the last 50 years, this time The Prags hone their skills on that much maligned/loved decade: the 1980s.

But don’t fret, this will be no Cheese Fest. The Pragmatics will sort the wheat from the chaff in bringing you the cream of the crop of songs from the year 1980 all the way up to the year 1989 (a period often known as The 80s), with a show that somehow warrants cliched metaphors involving agricultural produce and redundant definitions of decades.

From Bowie to Tom Waits, The Style Council to Hall & Oates, The Waterboys to Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Simple Minds to Queen and more, The Pragmatics deliver full-blooded barroom renditions of a choice mix of 80s classics and rarities over two juicy sets. Plus a mid-set salute to the Bard of Barking, Billy Bragg, by Simon Pragmatic, our resident Braggologist.

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Jun
9
Sat
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET
Jun 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show,

The Bernie Hayes Quartet is heading back to Django @ Camelot!

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

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LLOYD SPIEGEL ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 9 all-day

LloydSpiegel_Promo2_20187pm doors, 9pm show

Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling acoustic guitar technique to create a unique show and sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

His new album ‘Backroads’ is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date.

Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet.

“The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn’t felt before. I hadn’t really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager…. it felt good.”

www.lloydspiegel.com

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Jun
10
Sun
PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django
Jun 10 all-day

pape 3a7pm doors, 8pm show

Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music, Chosani Afrique is catchy, soulful, energetic and powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional african costumes and irresistibly danceable songs. A captivating live band, Chosani Afrique invite you to one of the best african parties in town!

Pape Mbaye is an multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon and Guitar. His original songs are based upon traditional proverbs and stories. Pape has an undeniable ability to unlock all inhibitions, igniting the senses in his dynamic compositions and powerful delivery.

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THE JEFF DUFF ORCHESTRA perform the music of SCOTT WALKER
Jun 10 all-day

scott walker 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

’Flamboyant, eccentric, charming and with a stunning voice!… Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced’ – Molly Meldrum

The Jeff Duff Orchestra pay homage to the most hauntingly beautiful voice of his generation; the brilliant, enigmatic singer and composer Scott Walker.

Walker’s music is so far ahead of it’s time, it’s akin to creating a completely new musical Universe. Scott has influenced generations of artists including David Bowie (and obviously Duffo….) and delivered some of the finestcontemporary rock songs ever written.

Don’t miss this unique performance as the Jeff Duff Orchestra explore the remarkable songbook of a true musical genius.

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Jun
13
Wed
THE MORRISONS present ‘SMOKE ON A FOGGY HIGHWAY: THE BLUEGRASS ALBUMS OF PAUL KELLY’
Jun 13 all-day

morrisons7pm doors, 8pm show

Join The Morrisons for a night of aching harmonies, driving rhythms, humour, pain, and musical truth, as they play the bluegrass albums of Paul Kelly.

Paul Kelly has captured the Australian musical landscape like no other songwriter. His music spans genres, places and people, influencing countless Australian musicians. Amongst his most critically acclaimed work are his two Bluegrass inspired albums: Smoke (1999), in which he teamed up with renowned Australian bluegrass outfit Uncle Bill; and Foggy Highway (2005) a sweeping collection of beautifully crafted songs and expressive playing. Some of the songs from these albums are considered amongst Kelly’s finest, including the Ned Kelly epic ‘Our Sunshine’ and the impossibly beautiful ‘Meet Me in the Middle of the Air’. Smoke was awarded album of the year by the Victorian Country Music Association in 2000 and Foggy Highway was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

To pay homage to this great Australian songwriter, Sydney’s own bluegrass stalwarts The Morrisons will be putting on a very special night of music playing both albums in their entirety.

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Jun
14
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUINTET: ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand! Three time ARIA Award winning Joseph Tawadros returns to Camelot Lounge all the way from the UK to launch his brand new album!

For this very special show to celebrate the release of ‘The Bluebird, The Mystic and The Fool’, Joe will be performing with his quintet featuring James Tawadros, Matt McMahon, Dimitri Vouros and Karl Dunniclif.

“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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SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN & THE RUMOUR MILL + RAE MOODY @ Django
Jun 14 all-day

SALLY ANNE7pm doors, 8pm show

Funky Country at it’s absolute finest. Sally-Anne Whitten & The Rumour Mill have developed a much admired sound of their own- bringing together the best elements of blues and roots country with a rock n’ roll edge that had been winning over fans and critics alike all over the world.
Sally-Anne’s new album BURGUNDY STREET is a testament to her love of all things New Orleans and since it’s release in early 2018 has been a hit on radio all over Australia in both Blues and Country arenas. Her debut single WATCH IT BURN is still burning up the Australian Country charts as we speak at number 15. Her band are killer-and together these guys are known for their grooves, harmonies, musicianship and ability to complement Sally-Anne’s ascerbic wit, soulful vocal and commanding stage presence.

www.sallyannewhitten.com

Special Guest Rae Moody is an award winning songwriter and performer in her own right, and has been a Golden Guitar Finalist, TIARA Winner and highly acclaimed recording and touring artist as part of country music duo “The Harmonators”.

Rae’s captivating stage presence, beautifully crafted songs, and soaring vocals have made her a highly sought after performer- leaving audiences spellbound wherever she goes.

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Jun
15
Fri
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’s 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Jun 15 all-day

Nadya and Zoran7pm door, 9pm show

Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this  huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!!

Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.

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

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THE NATURE STRIP + BUDDY GLASS @ Django
Jun 15 all-day

TheNatureStrip BBphoto small7pm doors, 9pm show

Those who have seen The Nature Strip play recently will know that the band is currently ON FIRE, wowing crowds with their usual “hits” (“Waterfall”, “Break Through”, “Cup of Tea”, “Beautiful Rain”, “Beautiful Brain”, “Inside Voice” . . . the list goes on), a new Models cover, and soon to be new wave standard (a.k.a. brand new song) “Push The Past Away”.

Hear all these and more as the group draws from all three of their albums in their first Inner West show since their triumphant turn in March playing Elvis Costello’s This Year’s Model. And be warned, the band is taking an extended break come the end of August, with just a handful of dates in the diary, so get the pop/rock goodies while you can. Between them, Jess Ciampa (drums/vocals), John Encarnacao (vocals/lead guitar), Matt Langley (keys/guitar/bass) and Peter Marley (vocals/bass/guitar) contribute to such attractions as (are you sitting down?) Jeff Duff’s Bowie Unzipped and Scott Walker shows, Bernie Hayes Quartet, Scarecrow People (XTC show), Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience, Marsala, Monsieur Camembert, Suzy & the Snakepit (Motown show), Fallon Cush and on and on . . .

Supporting will be TNS’s China Pig Records labelmate Buddy Glass in solo mode. Armed with guitars electric and acoustic and a soaring voice, Mr Glass may dip into his stunning self-titled debut album from 2014, but his focus is on the batch of tunes he’s currently turning into album #2. And you never know, you may get a cover of a tune by Billy Bragg or Jonathan Richman.

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Jun
16
Sat
THE CYRIL B. BUNTER BAND @ Django
Jun 16 all-day

CBBB-Django-180616-emedia7pm door, 9pm show

Riding high on the back of their #1 Chart-topping album LOCO•MOTIVE, the comeback kings of the Oz blues-and-roots scene THE CYRIL B. BUNTER BAND are bringing their unique brand of The Real Good Boogie to Django @ Camelot for one big show! And to sweeten the deal, they’ve invited along some very special guests – SHANE PACEY, great blues singer and guitar slinger of Bondi Cigars and Foreday Riders fame, wondrous blues chanteuse SALLY KING and hot sax man DAVE WEIR will be joining The Bunters onstage. Round up your posse and make a date to catch this jam-packed night of houserocking blues and boogie!

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Jun
17
Sun
ANNA SALLEH & GUY STRAZZ: Afro-Brazilian jazz moods @ Django
Jun 17 all-day

Salleh strazz7pm doors, 8pm show

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars).

Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed.

Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians.

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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Jun 17 all-day

mic 2a 7pm doors, 8pm show

Yes, that whacky mob of rhythmagicians are at it again: by very popular demand, a new edition of “VAUDEVILLIA” will storm the twin stages of CAMELOT LOUNGE.

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! As Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, inspired by the vaudevillians of yesteryear. Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating and some very funny songs.

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
20
Wed
PHIL STACK (THISTY MERC): WINTER SOLO TOUR
Jun 20 all-day

PHil7pm doors, 8pm show

As a double-bassist, Phil Stack is one of the country’s best known jazz musicians, as well as an extremely well respected writer, producer and performer. Taking first place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards in 2008, he is a much in demand musician, touring the world many times over in everything from symphony orchestras to live and studio performances with the likes of James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lior and many more. Phil is also a founding member of multi-platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

This show sees Stack in solo mode, handling the vocal, piano and double bass duties to express his intimate, startlingly original set of songs. A world away from all of his other collaborations, his music can be dark, emotive, and uplifting all at once. Often referred to as inimitable, there seems to be a sense of vulnerability in his work that has never been fully realised until now.

Presently, Phil Is working on a follow up to his 2015 EP ‘Lap Around The Sun’.

‘These are skilfully-crafted with seamless changes, and Stack also displays an uncanny instinct for balancing simplicity with sophistication; the wistful with the more primal. (Sydney Morning Herald) ★★★★

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Jun
21
Thu
MARK ISAACS 60th BIRTHDAY CONCERT: JAZZ TRIO REUNION
Jun 21 all-day

Mark Isaacs7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot Lounge warmly welcomes back Mark Isaacs and is delighted to host his 60th Birthday Concert. Mark began to perform publicly in his early teens and so is also celebrating nearly half a century on the stage.

For this concert, Mark has arranged a reunion of his acclaimed jazz trio. It is a rare occasion these days that sees Mark playing with a band, making this celebration even more of a special event.

The Mark Isaacs Trio will work its jazz magic over familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. It will be an occasion to savour some very cool jazz in the intimate atmosphere of Marrickville’s Camelot Lounge.

“Monstrously brilliant….a prodigious group driven by a charismatic genius…. put [Isaacs] in a pair of iridescent orange Converse basketball boots and he becomes a stage demon…. a composer and musician utterly unencumbered by boundaries who has a breathtaking aptitude for making feeling and experience audible” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE

Mark Isaacs: piano Brett Hirst: bass Tim Firth: drums

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Jun
22
Fri
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 22 all-day

MB 7pm doors, 9pm show

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates are returning to the Camelot Lounge on 22 June to celebrate the launch of their new album, Hard Expectations

Mahalia has been in and around music her entire life which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic.

The title track, Hard Expectations, was written by Cold Chisel’s Don Walker and has already been added to national ABC Local Radio playlists, and the album features Mahalias amazing band the Soul Mates, as well as legendary US blues guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa.

On the night, Mahalia will be joined by The Soul Mates Franco Raggatt(guitar), Lachy Doley (keys), Benjamin Rodgers(bass) and David Hibbard (drums) as well as a few special guests!

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Jun 22 all-day

Moussa Press 57pm doors, 9pm show

Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s and ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif KeitaOumou SangareToumani Diabaté and the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene and together with exciting five piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues and jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”.

Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja and following stand out performances at last year’s Mullum Music Festival and this year’s WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, irresistible on the dance floor and not to be missed.

“Brilliant, Unique, Inspired – Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian

“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard” Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage

“Doncomodja is an upbeat and exceptional album” Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture” Toumani Diabaté.

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Jun
23
Sat
IRELAND ROCKS: CIARAN GRIBBIN (INXS) @ Django
Jun 23 all-day

ciaran 17pm doors, 9pm show

Ireland Rocks is an innovative new show fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin. Highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best known artists the show features songs from: The Pogues, U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Undertones, The Script, The Corrs, The Frames, Ash, The Dubliners, The Chieftans, Sinead O’Conner, Snow Patrol, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Damien Rice.

You’ll enjoy an engaging journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today. With an accomplished group of talented musicians, Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jun 23 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

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
24
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jun 24 all-day

fn 7pm doors, 8pm show

Extra show added due to popular demand!

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a 17-piece big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Lana Nesnas on vocals.

Lana and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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LAZARO NUMA (CUBA) & CARIBÉ ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jun 24 all-day

lazaro7pm doors, 8pm show,

Experience Cubanissimo with Cuban trumpeter Lazaro Numa and Caribé! Be transported by some of Sydney’s finest jazz and Latin musicians performing with Sydney-based Cuban dancer Adrian Medina to celebrate the launch of Lazaro Numa’s CD ‘Mi Cuba’ on Sunday June 24th at Camelot. Trumpeter Lázaro Ernest Numa Pompa’s CD Mi Cuba is an eight-tune love letter serenading his musical lineage and the music of Cuba. Romantic from start to finish, these largely instrumental compositions are dedications to “all the great Soneros” of 1940s and 50s Cuba.

Together they push the boundaries of modern Cuban rumba, cha cha chá, Afro-Cuban 6/8, guajira, mambo and more. Latin Jazz Network’s critic Raul de Gama noted that Gai Bryant’s Cuban-based music exudes, “… a wild celebration … a riot of tone colour. Tempos, ensemble and balance – all seem effortless and intuitively right.”

Speacial guest Lazaro Numa-trumpet/vocals, Gai Bryant and Julian Gough saxophones, Lee McIver-trumpet, Danny Carmichael-trombone, Ed Goyer-piano, Duano Martinez-bass, Antonio Marquéz and Giorgio Rojas-percussion with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina.

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Jun
28
Thu
BARRY LEEF ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 28 all-day

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Has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and radio advertisements during 30 years as Sydney’s number one session singer.
He has fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at the Sydney Musicians Club, performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter to name a few.
Barry has been in constant demand performing and headlining his very successful show “CLASSIC & WEST COAST ROCK “ wowing audiences for the almost two decades.

He has recently completed his latest album called “ Rhythmized ”which will be performed live at the CAMELOT LOUNGE featuring the who’s who of Sydney Groove and Feel Masters: Barry Leef – vocals & guitar; Peter Northcote – guitars; Bill Risby – keyboards; Hamish Stuart – drums; Alex Hewetson – bass; Garry Steel – keyboards; Ashleigh Leef – vocals + special guest Kere Buchanan
THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!

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JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH + DYLAN WRIGHT @ Django
Jun 28 all-day

JFT7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts.

Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US.

Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz. With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful.

Dylan Wright is a singer/songwriter brought up on Sydney’s southern beaches. With a unique way of articulating lyrics and creating catchy melodies, Wright’s songs express genuine emotion that leave audiences finding themselves instantly immersed with Dylan’s mellow and awe inspiring tracks at his live shows.

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Jun
29
Fri
WENDY MATTHEWS
Jun 29 all-day

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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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WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN @ Django
Jun 29 all-day

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Come dance the night away with The Whole Lotta Woman Show!

From the groovy girl band songs of the 1960s such as Be My Baby, Nowhere To Run and Son Of A Preacher thru to Proud Mary and River Deep Mountain High/ Soul and Picture This, All The Boys In Town/ Rock with of course a dab of Lady Marmelade/ Funk – We Are Family! – when it comes to music’s truly iconic singers and songs.

For more info visit: https://www.wholelottawoman.com/

 

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Jun
30
Sat
JEFF LANG
Jun 30 all-day

Jeff Lang

7pm doors, 9pm show 

“In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there… He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

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

“Jeff Lang is one of those people who has music dripping from his fingers.” Courier Mail, Australia

“Jeff Lang is, in my humble opinion, a national treasure, a truly gifted songwriter and an outstanding guitarist. He has been inspiration to countless Australian and internationally renowned roots artists and surely has a place in history as one of this generation’s finest. He has really touched me and musically, I had a kind of revelation…”  John Butler, John Butler Trio

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Jul
1
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Jul 1 all-day

jonah7pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney’s hottest community a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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Jul
5
Thu
JACK CARTY & GUS GARDINER: Hospital Hill Tour
Jul 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Two of Australia’s most exciting young composers, award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Carty and former Papa vs. Pretty bassist Gus Gardiner will embark on a much-anticipated Australian tour with string quartet this June-July, in support of their brand new collaborative album HOSPITAL HILL.

Sweeping, intricate, moving and beautiful – recorded live, in complete takes, over two days in a Sydney studio – the ten-song collection, co-written and produced by the duo, is a reflection of their individual and combined skills, magnified throughout by a stellar string quartet that included members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

It’s a coming together of poetry and playfulness, of vulnerability and cinematicity, of intricacy and intimacy. Don’t miss this chance to see Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner perform HOSPITAL HILL live with their string quartet at Camelot Lounge.

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Jul
6
Fri
MARSALA
Jul 6 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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MUDDY WATERS AND HOWLIN WOLF GO PSYCHEDELIC @ Django
Jul 6 all-day

Electric Mud7pm doors, 9pm show

In the late sixties just after Jimi Hendrix was discovered, chess records decided to make Wolf and Muddy more marketable to the new blues rock audiences who were digging the new Hendrix thing.

First came Muddy Waters who produced the now critical and influential album Electric Mud. Wolf was up next producing another great album titled The Howlin Wolf Album.

To provide the psychedelic sound Chess sought for these albums, Marshall Chess assembled “the hottest, most avant garde jazz rock guys in Chicago”:Gene Barge, Pete Cosey, Roland Faulkner, Morris Jennings, Louis Satterfield, Charles Stepney and Phil Upchurch.

Today these two albums are massively influential to all forms of contemporary music, from Modern blues to Hip Hop and Electronica.

For this show, Robert Susz, Drey Rollan, Bobbie Green and Moses York are backed by one of the best rhythm sections town featuring Antero Cechin, Scott Leishman, and Dan Holland. They will play through these two classic albums back to back so get ready for some blues rock Psychedelia Madness!!!

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Jul
7
Sat
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jul 7 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE @ Django
Jul 7 all-day

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Unique Sydney based 10 piece band, ‘Kriola Collective’features some of Sydney’s best musicians playing a snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement from Brazil. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats, Funk, Soul and Bossa Jazz from the Carnival capitol of Rio.

‘Kriola Collective’ will conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and brassy Samba from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

Kriola Collective features some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin, Kavalo, Mr. Sambasoul and performs a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of 1970’s Brazil. They have become a crowd favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Rio Carnival Samba and Olodun.

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Jul
8
Sun
THE BLACK SORROWS
Jul 8 all-day

Black7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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THE MABELS + GLENN BIDMEAD & BILL RISBY @ Django
Jul 8 all-day

mabels 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Amy Maiden joins forces with Jess Ciampa (The Nature Strip, Scarecrow People, SSO, Jeff Duff, Monsieur Camembert) Les Rankin (Petulant Frenzy, Scarecrow People, Matt Finish) and Tom Ruki (Matt Finish) to bring you a rip roaring set of blues, alt country and rock and roll. Featuring hits by Vintage Trouble, Muddy Magnolias, Shoshana Bean, the Dixie Chicks, Beyonce and more.

Opening the night is the brilliant Glenn Bidmead with Bill Risby.

Come clap your hands and stomp your feet as The Mabels blow the roof off the Django at Camelot Lounge!

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Jul
12
Thu
PAT TIERNEY @ Django
Jul 12 all-day

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7pm door, 8pm show

Australian slide guitarist and roots music troubadour Pat Tierney hits the East Coast this June and July for a run of shows to celebrate the release of his new song ‘The Midnight Bloom’ , his first new release since 2016’s award winning track ‘Spirit Of The Land’..

Having supported the likes of The Beautiful Girls, Horrorshow, Bobby Alu and Husky in recent times, Pat will hit the road with a host of new songs and material from previous albums. Bringing together influences from Neil Young to Ben Harper and Paul Simon, the winter tour will see Pat perform intimate shows through QLD, NSW and VIC.

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TINA HARROD: CITY OF LONGING ALBUM LAUNCH ENCORE
Jul 12 all-day

tina harrod7pm doors, 8pm show

“With an edgy and overarching cinematic resonance… they blur the borders between soul, jazz, pop and funk” The Australian Review April 2018

“One of our finest vocalists.” Bernard Zuel SMH

Songwriter and vocalist, Tina Harrod, celebrates her breathtaking new album CITY OF LONGING, with a launch encore concert – as many missed out when The Basement closed, moving the original launch to a smaller venue.

Produced by brilliant composer/arranger/pianist Stu Hunter, Tina’s fifth album takes her songwriting and mind-blowing vocal skills to another plane. City of Longing is an emotionally charged, soul-wrenching set with real musical depth, performed by creative and adventurous musicians.

“Alongside her spearing lyrics, a huge slice of the credit goes to her chief collaborator, Stu Hunter, one of Australia’s most imaginative and ambitious composers… Burning through the dazzling arrangements comes Harrod’s voice, a blowtorch of intensity that can subside to moments of affecting tenderness. “ J Shand Sydney Morning Herald April 2018

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Jul
13
Fri
LEANNE PARIS & LIZA OHLBACK @ Django
Jul 13 all-day

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The soulful and Sultry Leanne Paris is back, and joins forces with Blues powerhouse Liza Ohlback, for one special night. With her undeniable talents on the fender rhodes, and a voice that soothes like a summer cloud then launches into a raspy musical bark, Soul Queen Leanne who toured with Jon Cleary (new Orleans Piano Monster) will lead a tight 6 piece band through some unique Acid Jazz/groove fuelled songs, whilst triple chain award winner Liza, with a voice that ranges between the richness and depth of Etta James to the heights of Aretha Franklin, will deliver her special brand of passionate Soulful Blues Jazz and Gospel .

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MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND
Jul 13 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

Victor Valdes is back again for a REAL Mexican party, replete with an authentic Mariachi band! In his own right, VICTOR VALDES (harp, vocals) is a truly extraordinary performer, but this is a rare opportunity to experience him in full regalia with his big band Mariachi group, as they play all the Mexican favourites! Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a unique sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America. Come and join him at Camelot for a Mexican Party.

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Jul
14
Sat
FRANCISCO Y AMIGOS @ Django
Jul 14 all-day

fanciso7pm doors, 9pm show

Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice.

His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer.

Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

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Jul
15
Sun
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS with BABY ET LULU
Jul 15 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 8pm show

ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu return to Camelot to celebrate Bastille Day!!!

Join us 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.

“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian

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DAN TUFFY & LUCIE THORNE @ Django
Jul 15 all-day

DT and LT7pm doors, 8pm show

Cool grooves, a sultry sound and a genuinely idiosyncratic approach to creating music with a story to tell forms the finer stuff that seeps through the cracks of Dan Tuffy’s majestic songs. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy has been around. Back in Melbourne in the 80s, he was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. Later he would become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low (2002 – 2012) as well as being a founding member of one of the Netherlands most unique world music groups Parne Gadje.

Lauded for writing “some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear” (**** The Age), Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Lucie Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career.

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Jul
16
Mon
KATIE NOONAN
Jul 16 all-day

ktnoonan 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Jul
19
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris) SOLO & BY REQUEST
Jul 19 all-day

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Doors 7pm, Show 9pm

By popular demand Ed Kuepper revisits his Solo & By Request show this June / July performing material from right across his 50+ albums and a career that began in 1977 with The Saints groundbreaking release (I’m) Stranded.

“In an age when most musicians come and go, Kuepper still stands tall as an icon of the Australian independent music scene. Over his extraordinary career, Kuepper has been a Saint, a Laughing Clown and an Aint among other things. This evening Kuepper proved that he’s a national treasure.”

The Saints, Laughing Clowns and solo Kuepper Klassics it’s all up for grabs. Whisper loudly and Herr Kuepper might even drop in solo versions of those great new Aints! classics.

Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You was played on the proviso that the audience joined in, which resulted in a sublime call-and-response chorus singalong that even seemed to leave the great man speechless for a moment. Kuepper then confirmed, with a wry smile, that he’d “never heard it quite like that before”. This was followed up with the dynamic Electric Storm before Kuepper finished up his set with the first request of this evening: The Way I Made You Feel. – The Music Perth review

Don’t miss (Sir) Ed Kuepper Solo & By Request!

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Jul
20
Fri
JESSE YOUNAN 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SHOW
Jul 20 all-day
Singer / Song Writer / Guitarist Jesse Younan. Pic - Callaghan Walsh

7pm doors, 9pm show

Returning to Camelot Lounge for the 4th year in a row, the Jesse Younan Tribute Show is a very special evening when a collection of some of Australia’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 received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing and masterful song writing.

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.

To mark the 10 year anniversary, a special posthumous double-album of Jesse’s incredible demos and home-recordings entitled ‘Fragments’ has been carefully compiled and will be available officially at the Show.

“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)

This show WILL SELL OUT as it does each year. Get in early and DON’T MISS OUT. All proceeds go the Leukaemia Foundation.


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Jul
21
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! Oct 6 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 21 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!!!  He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Jul
22
Sun
THE TALES OF MORGANA: THE DARK SIDE OF OPERA @ Django
Jul 22 all-day

Tales of Morgana7pm doors, 8pm show

A theatrical performance combining words, music, dance and recorded videos on the themes of life and love, based on Ferdinando Manzo’s latest published poetry collection, ‘The Tales of Morgana’ (The Dark Side of the Opera).

It is an insider trip between candle light and shadow, through poems based on Sydney night life, with echoes of the bohemian arts. Bars and coffee shops offer a haven to a solitary writer and other artists.

The narrator of the poems is shown in silhouette as dancers and musicians take to the stage, while characters costumed in black and gold portray the mystery and magic of untrammelled artistry.

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Z-STAR TRINITY (UK) + NICOLE BROPHY
Jul 22 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

After a HUGE show at Camelot with Z-Star Delta in March, she is back with another project!

Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed!

Zee has also played multiple times at Glastonbury and at Radio City Hall in New York.

“Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game,” – The Music

“Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration.” – Rhythms Magazine

“One force of nature you should truly experience!” – Indulge Magazine

Nicole Brophy has a voice and style compared to the likes of PJ Harvey, Lucinda Williams & La Roux. ​Stylistically it fits somewhere between gritty rock, hoedowns and moody, bluesy numbers, all brought together by a raw charismatic rockin’ earthy voice and boundless energy. Nicole has toured recently opening for Kasey Chambers, Tex Perkins, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth & Sarah McLeod. Recent festival performances include Splendour in The Grass, Byron Bay, Meatstock Festival (Sydney Showgrounds), BBQ Blues Fest Port Macquarie, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival & Mitchell Creek Rock & Blues Festival.

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Jul
26
Thu
MARK OATS AND MATTY ZARB @ Django
Jul 26 all-day

matty zarb7pm doors, 8pm show

A Mark Oats and Matty Zarb show is full of dazzling musicianship, laughter and fun.

Mark is, without a doubt, Australia’s most well-loved rapscallion fiddler.  He has been member of the iconic Aussie band the Bushwackers Band for over 23 years, and is a favourite of many, whatever outfit he is playing with.

You could search the world 1000 times over and still not find a better match for Mark and his fiddle than Matty. On guitar and vocals, Matty is a highly accomplished musician and performer who loves to entertain audiences with his songs and yarns. Matty also has a colourful history of picking his way around the world performing with his 23 year old Maton.

Together, these two lads produce a unique sound and vibe that engages, enlivens and entertains audiences. Their sound is an eclectic mix of Celtic, Folk and Bushgrass music with a feel that only they can produce together – it’s a must see and hear!

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Jul
27
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jul 27 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

JohnnyG & 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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STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django
Jul 27 all-day

steve7pm doors, 9pm show

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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Jul
28
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! Oct 6 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 28 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!!! He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Jul 28 all-day

doors-logo-1-1b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jul
29
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR presents CHANSONS D’AMOUR: 120 YEARS OF FRENCH CABARET
Jul 29 all-day

dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

A kaleidoscopic performance that brings to life the passionate Edith Piaf and the Parisian connection. A cutting edge look at Paris 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 Mon Dieu, Le Gitan Et La Fille , witty delivery of L’homme A La Motto, and hot Cuban sauce on La Foule… Also, Charles Trenét’s evergreen Quereste’til; Jacque Brel’s heart-wrenching If You Go Away; and Juliétte Greco’s description of naughty Paris, Paris Canaille, garnished with Yves Montand’s sexy delivery of Autumn Leaves, Charles Aznavour like you’ve never heard him before in La Yiddishe Mamma, Michel Legrand’s heartfelt duet, Django Reinhardt’s bluesy Nuages and George Brassens with his naughty Brave Margot…

Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, travelling 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
3
Fri
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
Aug 3 all-day

woodstock 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate this iconic event, 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!

Bernie Segedin (vocals), Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Nick Meredith (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums & vocals) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Aug
4
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Aug 4 all-day

king-tide 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

Put on your dancing shoes! Sydney’s up-town, jamdown, roots, pop, rocksteady, reggae, gut-soul, sound…. King Tide are coming back to Django. These Aria award nominees  are Australia’s’ premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band! “There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty KingTide take the stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.” -SMH

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Aug
5
Sun
THE AEGEAN QUARTET: SONGS OF THE SEA
Aug 5 all-day

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

The Aegean Quartet returns to Camelot, presenting music from the Greek Islands and the coasts of Asia Minor with songs deriving from the Aegean, Ionian, Mediterranean and Black Seas.

The music will be presented in its authentic form through the use of traditional instruments such as the Accordion, string instruments such as the Violin, Guitar, Cretan Lute, Pontian Lyra, Cretan Lyra, Mandolin and percussive instruments such as the Toumberleki and Daouli.

This concert style event is set to sell out and is presented to you at Camelot Lounge due to popular demand following their show in February!

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Aug
17
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Aug 17 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Aug
19
Sun
SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Aug 19 all-day

sangeet 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Be prepared for mind bending rhythm and melody!

Soul Sangeet will colour your mind with intoxicating melody and rhythm with a depth of knowledge and cultural understanding that has been passed down from generation to generation. “Sangeet is sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound”. Sangeet Mishra is an 8th generation sarangi player from Benares. On the 22 string Crystal slide is Shivam Rath and on Tabla Maharshi Raval from Gudgrat, India. Sangeet Mishra will be performing a traditional raag set to the time of day and season. Each artist will be performing a solo followed by a fusion ensemble. All three artists have been touring nationally and internationally and will take you on an explosive musical journey.

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Aug
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Aug 25 all-day

Mambo Rumba retro couple web 2 copy7pm doors, 9pm show

Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate our 3rd ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Following amazing sellout shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge.

Booking is highly recommended, Mucho Mambo has sold out every time at Camelot.

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Sep
1
Sat
THE SONGS AND STORIES OF THE BIG MUMMAS
Sep 1 all-day

rs-236399-Big-Mama-Thornton (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

The Big Mumma’s is a soulful journey from the women who started it all.
Often going without any acknowledgement, their music was loud, raunchy and big. Many of their songs made famous by men!..

‘You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound dog’… is probably best remembered as an Elvis hit!.. But in actual fact it was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton.

The Mumma’s are a force to be reckoned with and their stories are compelling, triumphant and tragic… however they will never be forgotten!

Starring the very blues, ballsy and brilliant Jade da Silva supported with a backbone of a gospel, soul and funk band like no other. Featuring such artists as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Billie Holiday, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Betty Davis. Sharon Jones, Betty LaVette, Nina Simone and a few more.

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Sep
7
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Sep 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

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

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

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Sep
8
Sat
BACKSLIDERS
Sep 8 all-day

Backsliders Dom Rob Joe7pm doors, 9pm show

Backsliders are back on the road again in 2018. The band has toured the festival and venue circuit for over 30 years releasing a swagger of albums along the way. Vocalist, guitarist and awarded songwriter Dom Turner is the founding member of the group. Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst, an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music has been with Backsliders for the past 18 years. Joining Dom and Rob is young harmonica prodigy, Joe Glover.

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Oct
5
Fri
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS)
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day

SC new pic7pm doors, 9pm show

Stephen Cummings has recorded over 20 studio albums as well as a film soundtrack to ‘Not Quite Hollywood and two novels, in an influential career spanning more than forty years.

He hasn’t been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame because he stood his ground.
He has performed with The Australian Dance Theatre Company and had a newspaper column with the Age Newspaper for several years.
Two years ago, a feature documentary “Don’t Throw Stones” premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival and this will be released in 2018.

Cummings prior to his solo career had a pop group The Sports, who had world record deals with Mushroom, Arista, Stiff and Sire Record labels and released Four albums. After the Sports disbanded in late 1981 Cummings has made about 22 albums for mainstream and Independent labels, one of the few Australian artists to do so.

Stephen aided by Australian music Identity John O’Donnell has arranged with Warren Costello to re-release all of Stephen’s 22 albums along with a new album made with Billy Miller available on Mushroom imprint Bloodlines in February 2018.

To celebrate Stephen Cummings will be performing a number of intimate shows round Australia with Americana guitarist Sam Lemann

 

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Oct
6
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH
Oct 6 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Back for a third show due to unprecedented demand!!!

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!! He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

more info [1305200]

Nov
24
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 24 all-day

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world the best music ever.

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

Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves, fearturing Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar) Matt Ross (Guitar) Wayne Kellett (Bass) Di Solomon (Keys) George Brugmans (Drums).
You will be taken on a trip that has no artificial additions and is drug free! It’s pure, organic and simply great rock and roll. The Rockumentary Series delivers in words, music and imagery, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men.

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