Oct
23
Wed
CHAIKA + MONIQUE CLARE & JOE D’ESPOSITO
Oct 23 all-day

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Monique Clare and Joe D’Esposito

A wonder-filled evening with some of Australia’s trailblazers in original folk music as well as a special international guest and two artists Ingrid Bartkowiak and Shay Tobin, creating live art alongside the music. There will be pencils and paper available for audience member who might feel inspired to join in too!

Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes.

Chaika

Melding the earthiness of folk, dexterity of jazz and the craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending music that transcends labels. Described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), the Sydney-based sextet create a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of sounds – a true culmination of compositional, arranging and improvising prowess, performed with stunning attention to detail. At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from roots and folk festivals to the world-class environs of recital halls – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as “enchanting.”

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Oct
24
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS (SOLD OUT!!! JAN 15 & 16 Now On Sale!)
Oct 24 all-day

JC7pm 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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Oct
26
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Oct 26 all-day

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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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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Oct 26 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences – bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age). 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 & 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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Oct
27
Sun
LOS PIBES @ Django
Oct 27 all-day

LOS PIBES6pm doors, 7pm show

Featuring some of Australia’s most respected and renown Latin musicians, this dynamic trio/quartet performs a variety of authentic styles ranging from Son, salsa, rumba, samba, bossa nova, cumbia, bolero, cha cha cha, mariachi, Andean, funk, reggae, rnb and much more…

These ulti-instrumentalists combine intense rhythms and delicate harmonies with tight and exciting arrangements, performed at a world class standard… including over 10 string, wind and percussion instruments in each performance. Enrique Berbis: Lead vocal, guitar, zampona; Cesar Marin: Bass, quena, charango, vocal; Juan Mulet: Drums, cajon, congas, bass, vocal; Eric Aranda: Guitar, vocal

With over 20 years international experience, these Aria nominated musicians have been an integral part of the Australian-Latin music scene.

Playing all the favourite ‘classics’ plus contemporary hits, get ready to dance your socks off or just sit back and listen to the magic that is Latin American music, played and performed at its finest…

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Sun 27 Oct – KIM SANDERS MUSIC BOOK LAUNCH with SANDY EVANS, CHRIS FIELD, JAMES GREENING, LLEW KIEK, & many others!
Oct 27 all-day

kim-aard-black6pm doors, 7pm show

A rare night of music!! “This is going to blow the roof off Camelot” says Sandy Evans

The long awaited launch of the book of Kim’s compositions is finally coming.

Members of legendary world jazz ensembles Brassov and Kim Sanders & Friends will join together for one night to play Kim’s wild and haunting music and celebrate launching this book.

The stellar line-up will feature original members of both ensembles including jazz and world music luminaries Sandy Evans, Llew Kiek, Boyd, Mark Szeto, Peter Kennard, Chris Field and James Greening as well as special guest Ivailo Karamanliev on kaval. And other surprises.

“Kim’s book is absolutely amazing. So beautifully, lovingly and carefully presented…and such an amazing resource and tribute.” Sandy Evans

“On the one hand his composing is a celebration of disparate cultures and their sounds, but it is also a celebration of our commonality.” John Shand

“Those familiar with Kim Sanders know that he … immersed himself first-hand in the cultures he [drew] from, living, travelling and making music in all these places.” Bradfield Dumpleton

“Strip all else away and Kim Sanders’ sinuous compositions are timeless and ebullient cries of elation at what it is to be human.” John Shand “Sanders [was] a relentless champion of world music.” Jaslyn Hall

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Oct
30
Wed
LEONIE COHEN’S THREE+THREE QUINTET with special guest Daniel Weltinger
Oct 30 all-day

THREE+THREE QUINTET painted by Matilda Michell - Live@Johnston St Jazz 2019 (Leonie Cohen)7pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney jazz pianist Leonie Cohen leads a genre bending ensemble that dives into, immerses itself in and celebrates a fusion of jazz, classical and klezmer. Debuting with record crowd and standing ovation earlier this year at Johnston St Jazz, THREE+THREE QUINTET is thrilled to have on board Berlin based violinist Daniel Weltlinger for the Camelot gig. “….the interplay of Weltinger’s violin and Cohen’s piano was outstanding…the ensemble’s performance impassioned, moving and sublime.” Amy McCabe, SBS 2019 Leonie Cohen – piano Daniel Weltinger – violin Anatoli Torjinski – cello Hugh Fraser – d.bass Nic Cecire – drums http://leoniecohen.com/

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Oct
31
Thu
A Night Of Gypsy Swing with TINEL DRAGOI & JOSEPH ZARB + THE CAMERON JONES TRIO feat. ASAHI TAKAHASHI @ Django
Oct 31 all-day

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Join us for a night of Gypsy and Gypsy Swing music at Django At Camelot. A concert full of l’amour de la vie and musical virtuosity featuring Joseph Zarb (Marsala) performing in a stunning duo setting with master of authentic gypsy violin Tinel Dragoi, plus the Cameron Jones Trio.

For Gypsies, music is religion and music comes from faith and from the soul. So whether we are in Paris or Bucharest, playing Swing or Bolero. The soul of the music tastes the same. Tinel Dragoi is from Romania; Rom Gypsy Father, Romanian Jewish Mother. Violin was his only option in life. Jose lives his professional life on the streets of Sydney, Gypsy Style, playing on every street corner. The combination is like an electrical storm in the Bohemian Mountains.

Cameron Jones (Spyglass Gypsies, Gadjo Guitars) is musician who draws inspiration from the driving rhythms and melodic honesty of the acoustic gypsy jazz guitar. In 2018 Jones recorded The Waterfall Way, his first album under his name, an album that draws repertoire and inspiration from his travels to France and The Netherlands. Journeys to the very heart and soul of the gypsy jazz music.

“It was several years ago when I first saw and heard Cameron Jones play guitar with the superb Gypsy Swing group ‘Spyglass Gypsies”. I remember being most impressed with his understanding and execution of the Gypsy Swing style. Since then I’ve not only had the pleasure of watching him grow in stature both as a player and composer, but also of jamming with him at the OzManouche Festival.” Hank B Marvin

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JAMIE HUTCHINGS ALBUM LAUNCH
Oct 31 all-day

Jamie Hutchings7pm door, 8pm show

Jamie Hutchings is known for his solo work as well as acts such as Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and more. Catch Hutchings as he returns to cosy stages across Australia to launch his new limited edition live solo LP King Hits And Goldfish Memories.

Recorded in one night at The Camelot Lounge in Sydney, his new album ‘King Hits And Goldfish Memories’ sees over two decades of Hutchings songs stripped of all accoutrements and presented in their barest form. Some radically reshaped, some faithfully restored.

Hutchings will be accompanied by double bassist Reuben Wills.

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Nov
1
Fri
MINISTRY OF ROCK: AUSSIE ROCK SHOWCASE @ Django
Nov 1 all-day

MOR Cropped7pm doors, 9pm show

Ministry of Rock make their Django debut with this high energy Rock show that is not to be missed!

They play your favourite Aussie classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. Hit the dance floor and sing along to all the hits from Australian Crawl, AC/DC, The Angels, INXS, Hoodoo Gurus… plus plenty more!

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Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)
Nov 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Intense and powerful vocals, driving beats, phenomenal musicality, strength and spirit wrapped up in whiskey swiggin’ wild shenanigans from the next dimension!!

The Z-STAR TRINITY trio comprise of Voice & Gtrs, Bass and Drums. Zee’s Australian line-up features Beck Flatt on Drums (The Red Paintings, Hussy Hicks, Blues Arcadia) and Jez Klysz on Bass (Blue Arcadia, Sunset Junkies). They’ve just taken Australia by storm with a 50-date debut tour including headline festival and venue performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Townsville, as well as inland shows reaching regional and Aboriginal communities. Setting stages alight with their high-octane energy and raw passion, the trio have been touted as the highlight of many a festival this winter. From the Sydney Guitar Festival, to Palm Creek Folk Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival, “Z-Star Trinity blew minds with their high energy driving rock” – Regional Arts NSW.

“Exhilarating to watch!”
– Indulge Magazine

“Z-STAR TRINITY thunder into action with power and force…I could feel the beat through the floorboards, lifting me up out of my seat and onto the dance floor.”
– Australian Stage

www.zstarmusic.com

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Nov
2
Sat
COPE STREET PARADE + KATE WADEY @ Django
Nov 2 all-day

cope st Press+katew7pm door, 9pm show

Sydney born & bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can. In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy & swing. With tender ballads & rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit & warmth of early music styles & successfully blur the lines between the contemporary & the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty & Leadbelly. This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers & sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new & old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice in Australian jazz to be reckoned with. With effortless charm & sophistication, Kate Wadey is winning the hearts of jazz fans around the country. Warmly embraced by a band of excellent & celebrated accompanying musicians, Wadey sings standards without fuss or bravado but with pure assurance. She navigates emotions & melody with equal skill; a brilliant young artist displaying a level of craft beyond her years, & producing fine, characterful & swinging jazz fare for the ears.

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DUSTYESKY ALBUM LAUNCH (SOLD OUT!!!)
Nov 2 all-day

Dusty 7pm door, 9pm show

‘Cult act? Definitely. Womad must-see? Indubitably’
-Andrew P Street, The Guardian

To celebrate 5 years on the road in a custom-built Lada, join our leading genuine fake Russian choir to launch their debut album: ‘The Very Best of Dustyesky’.
These 28 men from Mullum make your heart soar. You will smile and cry. For sure. Festival favourites from Woodford to Womad, Falls to the Melba Spiegel Tent, Dustyesky is a must see.
Best served with gherkin liqueur.

“As rough as a sawmiller’s beard as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal…” – Anton Chekov

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Nov
3
Sun
DUSTYESKY ALBUM LAUNCH: SUNDAY MATINÉE (SOLD OUT!!!)
Nov 3 all-day

Dusty 1pm door, 2pm show

‘Cult act? Definitely. Womad must-see? Indubitably’
-Andrew P Street, The Guardian

To celebrate 5 years on the road in a custom-built Lada, join our leading genuine fake Russian choir to launch their debut album: ‘The Very Best of Dustyesky’.
These 28 men from Mullum make your heart soar. You will smile and cry. For sure. Festival favourites from Woodford to Womad, Falls to the Melba Spiegel Tent, Dustyesky is a must see.
Best served with gherkin liqueur.

“As rough as a sawmiller’s beard as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal…” – Anton Chekov

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FABER LIVES: THE MUSIC OF FABRIZIO DE ANDRÈ
Nov 3 all-day

Fabrizio_De_Andre crop6pm door, 7pm show

A poet, a chansonnier, a troubadour, a storyteller Fabrizio De Andrè, Faber to friends, with passion, sarcasm, joy or sadness, gave voice to the marginalised, the outcast and the
rebellious.

Blessed is the day he swapped law studies for music probably making more impact on Italian
popular culture with his songs than in the courtroom. Twenty years after his departure his impact continues, proving his astuteness of mind and
one of the brightest Italian intellectuals of the 20th Century.

This show features Nadia Piave, Danilo Sidari, Mauro Colombis, Gino Pengue, Emilio Lomonaco and Jess Ciampa.

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PACO LARA IN CONCERT: THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR @ Django
Nov 3 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

After a HUGE sellout show in August at Camelot, “the Andalusian guitar” of Paco Lara returns with Carlito Akam (second guitar), & percussionist James Hauptmann. Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture & artistry.

Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) & (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla, (Spain) Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) & the Internacional Guitar Festival Jerez (Spain) (2017).

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Nov
6
Wed
SIMON TEDESCHI & HETTY KATE
Nov 6 all-day

HT7pm doors, 8pm show

Fresh from the City of Light and Sydney Opera House, Camelot welcomes Paris-based vocalist, HETTY KATE with Australia’s best-loved pianist, SIMON TEDESCHI for a night of jazz favourites and more. Gracing stages from New Zealand to New York, Hetty is one of the most sought-after jazz singers by audiences and musicians alike, including James Morrison. Described by critics as “the real deal” and “one of the world’s leading swing vocalists”, Hetty brings songs from her long-awaited new album, “Under Paris Skies” to this tantalising tête-à-tête with Simon Tedeschi.
Don’t miss this irresistible duo with their impeccable musicality and infectious sense of fun, performing classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Nat King Cole.

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Nov
7
Thu
THE CLAPTON UNPLUGGED SHOW
Nov 7 all-day

Eric.jpg7pm door, 8pm show

Relive the most popular Unplugged Concert of all time. 26 million copies sold. 6 Grammy Awards.

Immerse yourself in Inspired guitar playing, soulful vocals, stories & Outstanding Musicianship.

Eric Clapton’s career has spanned over 6 decades. Lauded as being the greatest guitarist of all time, his roots are firmly embedded in the blues tradition of which he remains both a student & visionary. In his unforgettable ‘Unplugged’ Concert, the music was minimalist, alternating between reworked major hits such as ‘Layla’, the traditional blues of Robert Johnson & Bo Diddley, and new songs , including ‘Tears in Heaven’, that were an outpouring & expression of a very difficult period of his life.

It was honest, real, fun, at times raw, & very very special!

Like many guitarists the world over, Mark Shelley was inspired by Eric Clapton . “the way he makes that guitar speak from his heart & soul, ….as a young man, well it just blew me away & I wanted so badly to be able to do the same. I enjoy playing this show so much, it is such a privilege to do so”

Mark is joined by his band – Australia’s finest musicians whose credits include – Tommy Emmanuel, Moving Pictures, Dragon, and Marcia Hines to name a few.

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WARMER + BREE DE ROME @ Django
Nov 7 all-day

John E by Ryszard D.7pm doors, 8pm show

Warmer is the project of singer-songwriter John Encarnacao, known to Camelot/Django regulars for The Nature Strip, XTC tribute Scarecrow People, the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience, and other delights. As Warmer, John has released three albums: A Prayer For Soft Honey (2002), The Cat’s Miaow (2005) and Spider and Lamb (2011). Aside from a one-off show celebrating label Half a Cow’s 25th anniversary, this is the first Warmer show for 8 years.

After this long hiatus, John returns with a new line-up ahead of a new album in early 2020: Susie Bishop on violin (Chaika, Monsieur Camembert’s Leonard Cohen Show), Tim Byron on keyboards (Suzy and the Snakepit, Fallon Cush), Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The catholics) and long-time collaborator Jess Ciampa on drums (Camembert, Marsala, Scarecrow People etc).

Expect folk rock with a sense of panache, big melodies, and a lot of heart. Recommended for fans of Elliott Smith, Laura Marling, and Bob Dylan’s Desire period.

Opening the night will be Bree DeRome. “De Rome manages to effortlessly intertwine her vintage influences into songs with a strong pop sensibility and an engaging and mature approach to songcraft” – The Music.

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Nov
9
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 9 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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Nov
10
Sun
CARLOTTA CENTANNI AND BAND PRESENT ROMAMORE: KISSES FROM ITALY @ Django
Nov 10 all-day

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Join Carlotta Centanni and her band for an evening of Italian musical romance which celebrates, and is inspired by “La Dolce Vita” – the artistry of Fellini, the beauty of Sophia Loren and the voice of Mina; from Italian classic songs to original music, Carlotta takes you on a nostalgic tour of Italy.

Carlotta Centanni (known to her friends as Charlie) is an accomplished singer, songwriter and recording artist from Rome. She began her music career in 2001 and quickly became a popular fixture on the Rome jazz scene, with highly acclaimed shows at the famous La Palma Jazz amongst many others across Italy and Europe.

Carlotta is the authentic voice of Italy in Australia; with a wealth of live shows and two successful albums (Respiro and Rome to the Land of Australia) she is also the granddaughter of Armandino Zingone who performed with the legendary Renato Carosone during the golden age of Italian music.
In 2008 Carlotta migrated to Australia to pursue her passion for working with children in need through the power of music. She lives in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and continues to write, record and perform live music in venues across Australia.

Carlotta possesses an sophisticated and powerful voice described as “smoother than silk” and has been compared with that of iconic Italian Superstar, Mina Mazzini. Her style glides from the elegance of jazz and bossanova to the energy of pop.

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TRIBUTE TO HARIS ALEXIOU
Nov 10 all-day

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Haris Alexiou, Greece’s most versatile female artist, loved globally by generations of music lovers. With the highest number of successfull record sales for female artist, this is a celebration of the timeless songs that forged her spectacular career since the 70s. Songs written by Spanos, Kouyioumtzi, Loizos, Rasouli, Kaldaras, Nikolopoulos, Vardis, Mikroutsikos to name but a few, but also the gems that Haroula wrote herself.

Presented by CYANO; Irene Vacondios, Nikos  Sousamidis, Anna Papoulia and special guest Sotiris Procopiou!

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Nov
13
Wed
TIM FREEDMAN (SOLD OUT!!!)
Nov 13 all-day

Tim F crop7pm door, 8pm show

Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known at home as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an Australian Recording Industry Group of the Year with a trio of platinum albums. His songs of well-crafted charming cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.

Tim’s solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano. The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of the songs, so it was no surprise when demand rocketed for the performances where the songs were presented without their rock adornments.

In the past couple of years, The Whitlams have been in Orchestra mode and have played with Australia’s best Symphony Orchestras, including the ASO, SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO & WASO, playing to three consecutive sold out tours all around the country. Join us as he returns to solo mode in the beautiful surrounds of Camelot.

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Nov
14
Thu
CARUS THOMPSON: Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch @ Django
Nov 14 all-day

Carus Cropped 7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns with his 7th studio album Shakespeare Avenue and a national launch tour.

A genuine troubadour, Thompson is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, touring the world as an independent artist with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio and two live albums. And with 2017’s Island, the critical plaudits flowed – a WAM Song of the Year, a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and high rotation on Double J.

A renowned live performer, Thompson will deliver these new songs as well as old over a special two set show, all with the energy and passion that has made him one of Australia’s favourite acoustic artists. www.carusthompson.com

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TIM FREEDMAN (SOLD OUT!!!)
Nov 14 all-day

Tim F crop7pm door, 8pm show

Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known at home as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an Australian Recording Industry Group of the Year with a trio of platinum albums. His songs of well-crafted charming cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.

Tim’s solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano. The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of the songs, so it was no surprise when demand rocketed for the performances where the songs were presented without their rock adornments.

In the past couple of years, The Whitlams have been in Orchestra mode and have played with Australia’s best Symphony Orchestras, including the ASO, SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO & WASO, playing to three consecutive sold out tours all around the country. Join us as he returns to solo mode in the beautiful surrounds of Camelot.

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Nov
15
Fri
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Nov 15 all-day
Mental As Anything_Hillsdale Studio 1st Oct 2018

7pm doors, 9pm show

Formed at art school in 1976 Mental As Anything are now commemorating the 40th anniversary of their first 1978 record Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party.

The present line-up of the band features original singer keyboardist Greedy Smith; ex Atlantics guitarist Martin Cilia; drummer Jacob Cook; guitarist vocalist Craig Gordon and bassist vocalist Peter Gray.

Greedy is keen to show off this latest version of the Mentals to display their reverence for the original recordings and turning out fine new original material.

“The response we’ve been getting over the past twelve months from punters all over the country has told me that now is the time to show off this set with this line-up. People have been very concerned and understanding about Martin pulling out due to cancer and I’ve felt a responsibility to bring the band as close as I can back to the original recordings to protect the legacy.”

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Nov
16
Sat
LLOYD SPIEGEL ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 16 all-day

Lloyd7pm doors, 9pm show

Acoustic Blues master Lloyd Spiegel is proud to announce the release of his 10th album ‘Cut and Run’ and is headed to Sydney to launch the album at Camelot and to get people acquainted with the new tracks, and is not a show to miss for those who love incredible guitar playing, great songs and the odd tall tale.

As Lloyd celebrates his 30th year on tour in 2019, he can’t recall a time before playing guitar. Picking up the instrument at age four, Lloyd played his first professional show at age ten and was touring the east coast of Australia at 12. By 16 he was on tour in the United States, cutting his teeth as a true travelling blues man. Lloyd’s travels not only honed his craft, earned him a swag of awards and brought him to take counsel with the founding fathers of modern blues – it taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with everyday people.

Lloyd has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, viewing himself as a social worker more than anything else – someone to help people forget about their worries for a few hours and put a smile on their face.

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Nov
17
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER (SOLD OUT!)
Nov 17 all-day

Deborah

6pm door, 7pm 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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FLAMENCO INTIMO @ Django
Nov 17 all-day

FL6pm doors, 7pm show

Sydney’s newly acclaimed, rising Professional Flamenco dancer Lauren Majarrés is coming back to the Sydney performance scene with her latest show ‘Flamenco Intimo’.

Having been a part of the flamenco scene here in Sydney for over 15 years and surrounded by her Spanish roots, Lauren brings ‘Duende’ (soul) and ‘Arte’ (art) to the performance scene. Known for her impressive footwork and deep connection to the music, conveyed throughout her performances.
‘Flamenco Intimo’ is definitely a show not to be missed and it is sure to live up to the expectations; fierce, powerful, intricate and high-speed footwork and a deep connection to the dance, demonstrated through delicate but powerful body movements.

Accompanying Lauren are three highly regarded and renowned musicians here in the Sydney Flamenco community. On guitar will be Paco Lara (Jerez, Spain), Percussion will be played by Byron Mark (Sydney) and Zoe Velez on vocals (Sydney) as well as a special guest appearance from the incredible Flamenco dancer, Deya Miranda Giner.

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Nov
20
Wed
ALEXANDRE DA COSTA & JEAN-PHILIPPE SYLVESTRE (QUEBEC)
Nov 20 all-day

AlexandreDaCosta w JPSylvestre_mai2018-6058_HR sml7pm doors, 8pm show

Canadian violinist, Alexandre Da Costa is currently one of the top and most sought-after violinists in the world: recipient of a JUNO award, the Virginia-Parker Prize (one of Canada’s highest cultural distinctions), the Sylva Gelber Foundation Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and first prize in the International Violin Competition Pablo Sarasate. Playing a Stradivarius from 1701 he has just released two new albums, including his new project ‘Stradivarius BaROCK’.

He’s appeared as guest soloist in more than 2000 concerts across 30 countries in four continents, in the world’s most prestigious venues, with the most renowned orchestras and conductors – most recently the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (Spain), Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra (Colmbia) and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra (USA). Now Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil (OSDL), in Montréal, and Artistic Director of the Festival International Hautes-Laurentides (Québec), on this tour he performs with fellow Quebecois, pianist Jean-Philippe Sylvestre.

Presenting music from around the world – including Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody no.6, John Williams’ theme from Schindler’s List, and a sonata by Brahms – join these two spectacular musicians in this intimate show at Camelot Lounge as part of Alex’s 2019 Australian tour.

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Nov
21
Thu
LOLLO MEIER (NETHERLANDS)
Nov 21 all-day

Lollo (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Raised on Gypsy Swing from an early age, Lollo Meier is a master guitarist, composer, bandleader and arranger; Lollo comes from an elite family of Gypsy musicians and is cousin to two of the greatest guitarists of the genre; Fapy Lafertin and Stochelo Rosenberg. His goal: to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt, with a style and technique that’s traditional, melodious, lyrical, sensitive and joyful. His mellifluous compositions have a refreshing authentic Django flavour and are played with extraordinary talent, unique style and amazing suppleness that clearly reflects that he makes music he loves. His Quartet is sought after around the globe and is famous for playing the lesser-known Reinhardt tunes and his own compositions. A man of style, grace and humour, Lollo’s pure melodious playing touches his audiences and makes Django’s music as fresh today as it was 80 years ago.

“It felt like the legendary Django Reinhardt was performing again” Zutphen Paper

“We lit a candle and were given grace, so much beauty, so much harmony and so much variation and so much of Lollo”. Pedro Ramacher Dutchnews.nl

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PAT TIERNEY ALBUM LAUNCH + CAMERON JAMES HENDERSON @ Django
Nov 21 all-day

PT7pm doors, 8pm show

Slide – guitar slinging troubadour Pat Tierney will be hitting the road this October and November around the country to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Red Moon’.

Recorded high on a mountain top amongst the beautiful hinterland of The Sunshine Coast, the new album dives deeply into the earthy folk tones of Bob Dylan and Neil Young whilst shining a brighter light on Pat’s signature slide guitar sound and unique voice.

It follows a big 12 months for Pat, who recently embarked on his debut shows in The United States, supported the likes of Aussie rock legend Russell Morris, roots-reggae lords The Beautiful Girls and released the first two singles from the upcoming album to great success with features on Double J, Triple J and the 2019 Surfline film ‘The Art Of Scoring’.

Audiences will be treated to a host of fresh songs including brand new folk-soul number ‘My Sweet Love’ and an array of tunes from the past 7 years including some unique covers.

Cameron James Henderson is a Sydney based songwriter, composer and session guitarist. He has worked as a guitar player internationally including major venues, festivals, radio and television appearances across the U.S.A, U.K. and Australia with indie rock band ‘Middle Kids’. He also writes and performs his own material and has played at venues and festivals around Australia and also internationally.

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Nov
22
Fri
PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django
Nov 22 all-day

pape 3a7pm doors, 9pm 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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Nov
24
Sun
BALTIC BAR MITZVAH @ Django
Nov 24 all-day

BBM6pm doors, 7pm show

Baltic Bar Mitzvah are a formidable acoustic powerhouse bringing all the best Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer Fusion beats from the streets and to the stage.

With the combination of wind, brass and percussion, the ensemble has forged a reputation as party favourites, known for their improvisational Jazz approach exploring the vibrant music of celebration from cultures around the globe.

Embracing the New Orleans Street Band tradition, variations of the troupe can also be spotted roving amongst the crowds bringing their Cobblestone Cabaret to festivals and markets, providing emotional and comic relief to unsuspecting passers-by as the European Minstrels once did.

Baltic Bar Mitzvah’s first studio album ‘Barely Kosher’ presents a fresh take of Traditional tunes in the ensemble’s distinct style, fusing contemporary groves from around the globe with some carefully selected Klezmer favourites. Sharing the spirit and stories behind these iconic standards, Barely Kosher is an album you can’t Passover.

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MARA! BAND AND MARTENITSA CHOIR
Nov 24 all-day

Camelot Web image 241119 FINAL6pm doors, 7pm show

Legendary Australian World/Jazz ensemble Mara! celebrate their 35th Anniversary, together with long-time associates the Martenitsa Choir, in a concert featuring gems from their treasury of inspiring, inventive and virtuosic music, spanning a remarkable career of international touring and recording since 1984.

This exceptional ensemble, which features jazz and world music royalty – Sandy Evans on saxophones, Paul Cutlan on clarinets and saxophones, Lloyd Swanton on double bass, Llew Kiek on plucked strings with the inimitable Mara Kiek’s voice and percussion – will perform highlights from their classic albums including 2 ARIA winners and 2 ARIA nominees, featuring their unique signature sound distilled over three and a half decades.

Martenitsa Choir with Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva, will join Mara! to perform excerpts from their ground-breaking collaborative albums Sezoni and Tra Parole e Silenzio. Mara! remain in the vanguard of musical creativity in Australia, forging new directions in world music.

“….different sound-worlds kept opening up like fresh vistas on a maritime journey…ultimately it is the collective imaginative responses to its influences that makes Mara! such a bright jewel in Australia’s world-music crown.” SMH (Sydney) 2016 …

“The Dom Perignon of Australia’s World Music Bands” – SMH (Sydney) 2005 …

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Nov
28
Thu
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Jeff Duff & The Coney Island Babes present a night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
Nov 28 all-day

lou7pm doors, 8pm show

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE the music of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground Including a performance of Lou Reeds album masterpiece ‘TRANSFORMER’

starring: Jeff Duff and a killer band featuring John Encarnacao, Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!

A gutsy and powerful night of very cool music – ground breaking music that evolved from Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York during the creative madness of the 60s and 70s.Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground produced the trailblazing sounds that changed the nature of popular music forever.

Jeff Duff and a killer band salute Lou Reed with a performance of the entire ‘Transformer’ album plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed/ Velvet Underground classics.

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Nov
29
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT! Feb 29 Now On Sale)
Nov 29 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Purple Doves return after their last 10 SOLD OUT shows at Camelot Lounge to celebrate PRINCE. Be ready to party to all the hits and your favourite B sides LIVE with the country’s no 1 PRINCE tribute band. 80s synth and falsetto vocal will have you partying like it’s…. Yeh, party to hits such as 1999, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Cream and so much more Minneapolis FUNK. Be quick to secure your tickets!

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THE FLASHY DASH-BACKS featuring CLAYTON DOLEY & ELANA STONE @ Django
Nov 29 all-day

CE7pm doors, 9pm show

The Flashy Dash-backs, an epic new Hammond B3 Organ Trio project from the mind of Clayton Doley. This time collaborating with the amazing Elana Stone (All Our Exes Live In Texas, John Butler Trio) on Vocals and Accordion.

Both Doley and Stone have spent the last year touring the world playing music separately and now they come together for one night only right here in Sydney for a special performance at Django!

Inspired by the 60’s Soul-Jazz Boogaloo movement, The Flashy Dash-Backs will have you groovin’ in your chair or up and dancing to their soulful organic sounds as they dazzle you with their renditions of Blues, Folk and Jazz standards, as well as their original music prepared for the occasion.
Not to be missed.

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Nov
30
Sat
STARS + KEVIN BENNETT
Nov 30 all-day

Starts 7pm door, 9pm show

Iconic Aussie country rock band STARS are back again reunited after 40 years with the original line-up of Mick Pealing, Mal Eastick, Glyn Dowding and Roger McLachlan. Catch Stars with Nick Charles on guitar.  Special guest KEVIN BENNETT will also be opening the night.

Originally from Adelaide Stars moved to Melbourne after being discovered by Beeb Birtles of Little River Band. By this stage the Andy Durant joined the band and began writing some of the most notable Australian songs before his untimely death at the age of 25.

STARS supported The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker and toured extensively to sell out gigs Australia wide. Many have said their country rock blend coupled with Durant’s lyrics were well ahead of their time and are often referred as Australia’s Eagles.

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Dec
1
Sun
BABY ET LULU
Dec 1 all-day

Baby New Photo6pm doors, 7pm show

Baby et Lulu return to Camelot with all your favourite chansons, plus a new song or two.. ARIA-Nominated Baby et Lulu is a French extravaganza seeing Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride, Leonard Cohen shows) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay, Miriam Lieberman) come together with a sterling band to bring you a selection of beautiful chansons, including Gainsbourg, Piaf, Aznavour, Camille and their own originals.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY with DI BIRD, VIRGINIA LOWE, HELEN FENTON and SUSAN GAI DOWLING @ Django
Dec 1 all-day

Susuan6pm doors, 7pm show

Swing into Christmas with Di Bird, Virginia Lowe, Helen Fenton and Susan Gai Dowling!   This legendary lineup will sing you into the festive season with a night of rollicking fun.  A Christmas stocking full of Jazz, Blues, Latin and Pop and maybe a carol or two.  They will be joined by with: Craig Scott (bass), Carl Dewhurst (drums), Michael Bartolomei (keyboard) and Ilmar Fred Olbrei (violin).

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Dec
5
Thu
MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION + AERIAL MAPS
Dec 5 all-day

MT7pm doors, 8pm show

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas….

Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU – possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album’s iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

Opening the show is Aerial Maps.

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WELTER @ Django
Dec 5 all-day

BAND10 (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

From the Mountains of Tasmania to the coastal surf of NSW Welter are producing outstanding “Music For The Good Life” Fan’s from all over the world describe their songwriting as being conscious, aware of the world and the community around them, uplifting and engaging their audience, almost connected to them.

Welter is Elliott Weston: Acoustic Guitar/Vocals, Dave Williams: Drums & Jacob Parker: Bass. Coming from different style’s of Folk music through to hard rock/groove, their diverse musical influences are drawn from the US, Canada, England and Ireland, then blended in the Australian Landscape.

They are creating something very special in their style and sound, to produce Music That Matters in our lives. Their music will live long after they’ve moved on. Welter is a truly unique band, being they all work in the wine industry, as well as being very gifted musicians. They have an incredible amount of wine industry knowledge between them, this also plays a big part in who they are. “Music for the good life.” Songs about things that matter, family, friendship, love and loss. Life events are always better with good company, delicious food, great wine and the power of Welter’s music, Just Listen.

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Dec
6
Fri
MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION + ALANA JAGT (SOLD OUT! THURSDAY SELLING FAST!)
Dec 6 all-day

MT7pm doors, 9pm show

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas….

Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU – possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album’s iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

Opening the show is fast rising Adelaide singer songwriter Alana Jagt.

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Dec
7
Sat
ROB SNARSKI @ Django
Dec 7 all-day

ROB 20197pm doors, 9pm show

Rob Snarski, the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans returns to Sydney for one show only at Django Bar.

After 25 years as the honey-voiced singer of the Blackeyed Susans who boast multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Wilco, Rob Snarski released his 2nd solo album this year, “Sparrow & Swan”.

Following his national tour earlier this year in support of the album, Snarski will perform songs from his latest offering plus gems from his previous solo albums, a cover or two and even maybe a reading from his book, “You’re Not Rob Snarski – Crumbs From The Cake”.

Expect an intimate evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive..

http://www.robsnarski.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RobSnarski

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Dec
12
Thu
STEVE POLTZ (SOLD OUT!)
Dec 12 all-day

Steve Poltz Press_3 [credit Laura Partain]7pm doors, 8pm show

In 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, Steve Poltz blessed the world’s ears with thirteen solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently, Shine On in 2019. NPR summed it up best, “Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.”

Evoking themes of “hope, love, contemplation, celebration of Wednesday, pharmacists, and the fact that windows are not inanimate objects and they sometimes have conversations with each other,” Shine On represents Steve at his most inspired and insightful. The opener and title track pairs a delicate vocal with lithely plucked acoustic strings as he urges everyone to, “Shine on, shine on.”

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THE PUNCH XMAS SESSIONS: PAULA PUNCH & THE FIREFLYS + MY SAUCE GOOD @ Django
Dec 12 all-day

PPMSG7pm doors, 8pm show

Join Paula Punch & The Fireflys for this end of year Christmas Show!
The band includes Robin Gist on guitars, Mike Rix (Jason Walker) on Bass, and Reuben Alexander (Michael Crighton & Liz Martin Band) on percussion, and Marko Simec ( Waiting for Guinness & Soul Movers) on keys. Singer-songwriter Paula Punch’s music is hard to define – but indie folk is probably closest.

My Sauce Good plays creative original music with the added MSG flavour. French-English-Italian-Spanish songs raw and tasty just like you need. Sexy Bohemian and Stark. Female Vocals, Male Guitar, a Drum Machine of indeterminate gender, and a grooving live percussionist. Influenced by 1960s Guitar Rock, Afro Grooves, New Wave, World Music, Ballads, and Lo-fi quirky beats.

Plus more guests to be announced.

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Dec
13
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG (SOLD OUT! Feb 28 Now On Sale!)
Dec 13 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

Commemorating the songstress Amy Winehouse. Back to Black comes to Camelot for an evocative and powerful evening. Paying tribute to the great tunes from Amy Winehouse from her pop and jazz repertoires.

Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians and vocalists, the High Rollers Big Band crew bring you the sublime vocals of Sera Rose and Adem Ozbakan, Sean Velazquez on keys, Stefano Careleo (drums), Lyal Loughnan (bass), Michael Sheridan (guitar), Tim Long (trombone), John Pennings (trumpet), Ari Palandjian (Musical Director & saxophones) plus some special guests. Proudly brought to you by www.highrollersbigband.com

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm 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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Dec
14
Sat
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 14 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm 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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Dec
15
Sun
DIRT MUSIC ORCHESTRA presents RADIOHEAD EXPANDED
Dec 15 all-day

option-16pm doors, 7pm show

Have you ever heard Radiohead’s music like this? Gorgeous arrangements for a modern 18-piece big band expand Radiohead’s music into a stunning and fresh tonal palette.

Radiohead’s music has lent itself – almost uniquely – to painting on varied sonic canvasses, from solo piano, to jazz quartet, to chamber orchestra. This event sheds new light on the songs, using the incredible dynamic range and varied timbral colours of a contemporary big band.

Similarly, the big band has proven itself a versatile musical vehicle. If you’re unfamiliar with the format, come prepared to be blown away by a 13-piece horn section. Either way, come prepared to have your expectations expanded with these sublimely beautiful re-imaginings of Radiohead’s music.

The sounds from this evening will stay with you for days, months and years to come – a new soundscape to carry with you wherever you go.

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Dec
19
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR & JOHN MORRISON’S SWING CITY BIG BAND presents A VERY SWINGING CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 all-day

GAS7pm doors, 8pm show

A Very Swinging Christmas
Swing your way to Christmas cheer with Gregg Arthur and John Morrison’s Swing City Big Band!
Fly Me To The Moon (in a sleigh) Come Fly With Me (to the North Pole) The Best Is Yet To Come (down a chimney)
All your Swing favourites with a couple of Christmas classics thrown in for good reindeer.
Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Count Basie and John Morrison in a Santa hat. Ho Ho Ho!

For this show they will joined by very special guest trumpet player Billy Burton, just back from a national tour with the Glen Miller Orchestra.

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PAT POWELL: A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS @ Django
Dec 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Pat Powell is one of Sydney’s most versatile singers, and once again he is collaborating with some of the finest musicians around to create a spellbinding night if sweet soul and pulsating funk.

Pat has supported James Brown, Queen, The Eurythmics, Boy George, Crowded House, Horace Andy and Luciano, Tina Arena and George Benson to mention a few.

He has toured extensively throughout Australia, Asia & Europe the USA and Canada, there must be a reason for this come and find out while you groove to some classics..

For this magical night Pat is collaborating with some of the finest musicians to bring you a night of soulful Christmas sounds.

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Dec
20
Fri
RUSSELL MORRIS + PAULA PUNCH
Dec 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

Opening the night is Paula Punch.

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Dec
21
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HANUKKAH PARTY!
Dec 21 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Klezmorized carols & other fun and frivolity as this 3x ARIA-winning 6-piece band brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with tango, klezmer, swing, Latin & jazz for the ultimate Christmas/Hanukkah party! “Bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance (The Age).” With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, “…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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Dec
22
Sun
IRENE VACONDIOS: GREEK BOHEMIAN BOUZOUKI VIBES
Dec 22 all-day

996pm doors, 7pm show

Christmas Party anyone? Inspired by the Bohemian soul Marika Ninou who, not only sang some of Manolis Hiotis’ best written songs, but also most of Tsitsanis’, Irene Vacondios, vocals, Sotiris Procopiou bouzouki, vocals, Dimitri Haremis bouzouki, vocals, and Angelo Gatsos grand piano, accordion are ending 2019 with the Greek Bohemian Bouzouki Vibes of an eclectic selection of songs from the tributes of the last year, but also some of the songs that should have, but didn’t quite make the final playlist. Think Zabetas, Hristakis, Eftihia Papagiannopoulou, more songs from Kazantzidis, Marinela, Hiotis, Greek Cinema and more. Make it an unforgettable Christmas Party.

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Dec
28
Sat
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Dec 28 all-day

The-Rolling-Stones-19677pm doors, 9pm show

Rolling Stones Revival have been paying their respects to the greatest rock and roll band in the world since 2012. The band pay tribute to all eras of The Rolling Stones long and successful career that spans 29 studio albums and 250 million records sold. With 12 number one hit singles and 14 songs featured on Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Top 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time”, to this day the Rolling Stones remain one of the most enduring and popular music acts on the planet.

Rolling Stones Revival recreates the classic visuals and sounds of a real Stones concert, totally live on stage! With over 300 plus performances the show has been honed into the most musically and visually authentic Rolling Stones tribute in Australia.

The show has evolved into a concert style experience delivering a performance akin to the touring behemoth the Rolling Stones themselves. Depth of experience, passion, enthusiasm and abundant musical quality are the key ingredients that make this one of the most authentic Rolling Stones shows around.

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Dec
29
Sun
RHYTHMS OF ZIMBABWE with SIMBA MUSHETE & ECHOES OF AFRICAN MUSIC @ Django
Dec 29 all-day

Simba6pm doors, 7pm show

When the rhythms of Zimbabwe come to town the nation starts to smile, and the dance is inevitable. Come and celebrate the rich heritage of the music of Zimbabwe, from authentic traditional to old hits and contemporary lively township jive.

Simba Mushete and Echoes of African Music (Kwekwe, Zimbabwe) is a unique band devoted to resurrecting the old sweet melodies from Zimbabwe. There may be a lot of people out there who do not realise the richness and the awesome power of the rhythms of Zimbabwe. Simba and his band do just the job of bringing it all back to life, live and direct in a magnificent fashion that will undoubtedly put a smile on your face and get you onto the dance floor in an instant. Those old Zimbabwe hits from the 60’s all through to the recent times are all packed in to one fine package as the band pounds away some irresistible rhythms and grooves from Zimbabwe. Who better to do it for you that the one and only Simba Mushete, a songwriter and composer who has worked at various levels with the legendary Zimbabwean icon Oliver Mutukudzi.

Please note:  Chris Gudu is no longer able to perform for this show.

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Dec
31
Tue
NEW YEARS EVE with MARSALA (SOLD OUT!)
Dec 31 all-day

MAR8pm doors

Back by popular demand the ultimate party band MARSALA will again be doing Camelot on NYE!!!
This will be THE most fun way to see in the New Year in Sydney, and its only $60
Don’t miss out – prebookings strongly advised

Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe…

They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs… anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can’t help but dance and fall in love with each other’s traditions.

Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‘the world’ in music.

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THE PRAGMATICS: A VERY PRAGMATIC NEW YEARS EVE @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Dec 31 all-day

Pragmatics8pm doors

Rounding out their fifth year of raucous classic rock, soul and delicious surprises, The Pragmatics invite you to share with them that holiest of party nights, NYE, at the intimate and magnificent Django Bar, in sun-soaked Marrickville.

Joined by a selection of special guests, including The Brassmatics horn section, The Prags will deliver three swinging sets of ragged glory, til well past midnight.

The Prags have sold out every Camelot show (!) to a devoted throng who are on their feet with hands in the air thanks to a unique selection of shout-out-loud anthems and deep cut discoveries. Here’s why…

Imagine a band that grooves through Motown: The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. Then, like a Queenslander on Bundy, gets punchy with Bowie, Queen, Accadacca, The Jam and Thin Lizzy. Or, with morning-after regret, sings harmony-laden tracks from The Band, Bee Gees, Beatles, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac and Rod Stewart. And then, with a fresh application of lippy and a scrunchy, combines 80s classics from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, INXS, Simple Minds, Style Council, Tears for Fears, Johnny Cougar, Bryan Adams, Billy Bragg and more! With horns!

You’re right, it doesn’t make sense! Where is the logic? The through-line! The principles!

Whatever. This is Pragmatic. We’re gonna have a party.

Get in early to avoid disappointment.

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Jan
1
Wed
A BIT OF BRIT @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

P.S. Productions and Django @ Camelot are proud to present A Bit of Brit Revisited – a tribute to the cream of British Rock and Pop from the 1960s to now.

Drawing on their love of British pop and rock, the guys from The Winstons have teamed up with good friends from the Inner West music community to celebrate the remarkable sounds emanating from the UK over the past 50 years. Ranging from ground-breaking rock and pop of the 1960s to the punk and new wave of the 1970s and 80s, to the heyday of Britpop in the 1990s right up to the 2000s, artists covered on the night will include • David Bowie • Petula Clark • Ian Drury & the Blockheads • Eurythmics • Joy Division • Lulu • Massive Attack • Gary Numan • New Order • Ride • Roxy Music • Supertramp • T-Rex and many more!
Artists performing on the night include: Robyne Dunn, Zoe Carides and Scott Holmes (Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience, Whole Lotta Soul), Peter Long and The Winstons.

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BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Jan 1 all-day

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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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BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO: Stewart D’Arrietta performs the music of Tom Waits
Jan 1 all-day

drunken7pm doors, 8pm show

BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO is a passionate, demented and intense rock journey through Tom Waits’ rich catalogue of music, mining some of Waits’ most memorable hits—from Martha and The Piano Has Been Drinking to Big in Japan and Hold On. Drawing on his personal experiences, as well as Wait’s vast musical history, D’Arrietta adds new dimension to the music, as he shares his personal love affair with the Tom Waits’ brilliant songs. Waits’ colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.

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CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Come back to the Summer of Love, a musical trip, experience free love and above all, peace with one another.

Featuring 2 x ARIA winner Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Dancing in the Shadows of Motown), accompanied by a line up of amazing musicians guaranteed to captivate any audience, just try and stay off the dance floor.

Featuring classics such as San Francisco, Mr. Tambourine Man, The Beat Goes On, California Dreaming, Dizzy, Age Of Aquarius, Spirit In The Sky, I Got You Babe.

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CURTIS ELLER’S AMERICAN CIRCUS + CHAIKA
Jan 1 all-day

Curtis7pm doors, 8pm show

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and an extensive catalog of curious phonographic recordings.

Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who’s banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The band is thrilled to announce the release of their latest and most ambitious full-length album, A Poison Melody, on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and a graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller’s historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.

Melding the earthiness of folk, dexterity of jazz and the craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending music that transcends labels. “Like a gust of wind ushering in a new season of possibilities … Arrow, as the title suggests, offered listeners a new direction in Australian Folk music, an innovative blend of beautifully crafted pieces.” (What’s on Sydney)

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DAMIAN WRIGHT & BOBBY SINGH @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

AWARD WINNING FLAMENCO GUITAR & TABLA
ARIA award winning Tabla player BOBBY SINGH in duet with Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT in a special concert celebrating their mutual love of Flamenco and Hindustani Classical music. Featuring spectacular improvisations based on traditional flamenco forms as well as beautiful music by John Mclaughlin, Anouar Brahem, Paco de lucia and original compositions.

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DANGEROUS SONG and BUKHU @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Bukhu with Lizzie and Lins 16pm doors, 7pm show

The incredible Mongolian overtone throat singing of Bukhchuluun Ganburged. Looped sounds of endangered species played on a digital wind instrument by Linsey Pollak and the extraordinary voice of Lizzie O’Keefe.

‘Dangerous Song’ is Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe. Linsey plays endangered animal calls using a digital wind instrument. He ‘live loops’ layers of music using those animal sounds. Lizzie O’Keefe is an incredibly versatile singer with an unbelievable range and an absolutely beautiful voice.

In this project they are joined by Bukhchuluun Ganburged (Bukhu) who is a master musician performing the folk music of Mongolia, and exploring the aural dimensions of sounds generated by traditional instruments and harmonic overtone vocal techniques. Bukhu combines virtuosic Morin Khuur (Horse Head Fiddle) and Khuumii (Harmonic Overtone Throat Singing). Bukhu’s music has a contemporary take on the tradition of Mongolian bards of ancient times.

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DANIEL WELTLINGER (BERLIN)
Jan 1 all-day

Weltlinger6pm doors, 7pm show

‘If you can make sound tell a story it becomes music, and were Daniel Weltlinger not a musician, he would still be a story-teller…he uses notes the way a supremely elegant writer – say, Austen or Orwell – uses words, so the sounds, rhythms and sentence constructions dovetail with the meaning so perfectly that the reader’s eye dances effortlessly along each line.’ John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1977 and of French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background, the critically acclaimed Berlin-based violinist and composer- producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been renowned worldwide for his distinctive warm sound and innovations within the genres of Gypsy-swing, jazz, Yiddish-klezmer and experimental/free-improvised music.

Don’t miss this rare Sydney show while Daniel is back in town.

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DAOIRÍ FARRELL (IRELAND) @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, and Best Traditional Track and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured twice to the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. The follow-up to ‘True Born Irishman’ was in spring 2018.

‘An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’ **** Songlines

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’
Dónal Lunny

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DARLINGHURST + KORA NAUGHTON @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Darlinghurst is a band of individuals who bring their experience in music together to create a contemporary Country Music sound that has a unique finger print. Whatever and wherever they perform, Darlinghurst are creating a buzz and garnering a positive reaction, nowhere more so than at CMC and all major country radio networks who’ve helped keep Sorry … at #1 on The Music Network Country Music airplay charts for an incredible five weeks.

Opening the night is Kora Noughton.

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DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS: MUGS GAME ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Jan 1 all-day

David parker Suburbs 1978 001 (2) 7pm doors, 8pm show

Released at the end of 1978, Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs album Mugs Game was the definitive Australian album of the era, striking such a chord with the ignored kids of Australia’s suburbs, that it rocketed up the charts and went gold within three months.

Around this time on his Rolling Thunder Tour, Bob Dylan declared Dave Warner, along with Richard Clapton, as his favourite Australian artist. But a year and one album later, tired of life on the road and looking for new challenges, that Suburbs line-up split.

Now, with the exception of Johnny who died in 2005, all the members of the band who recorded Mugs Game are heading back on the road for a short reunion tour. There will also be a vinyl re-issue of the original album with an extra album of early, unreleased material from 1976 and 1977.

After all, forty years on not that much has changed – it is still … a Mugs Game.

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DRAGON
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Dragon are back, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This version of Dragon rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.

Bass player, Todd Hunter has reformed the band after a much needed break of 10 years. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.

The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Todd and Marc Hunter started the band in 1973 and Dragon sold over 2 million records over 30 years.

The current live show evolves from an intimate acoustic beginning to a spirited, electric, crowd rousing finale. Mark Williams sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and sublime vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon manages to reframe 30 years of Australian musical history into one coherent picture and do justice to a great collection of timeless songs.

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DREY ROLLAN & FRIENDS presents BRITISH GUITAR HEROES OF THE 60’S
Jan 1 all-day

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We invite you to celebrate one of the most important and influential periods in the history of rock music.

British blues is a form of music derived from American blues that originated in the late 50’s and reached it’s heights of mainstream popularity in the 1960’s. In Britain it developed a distinctive and influential style dominated by electric guitars and international stars of several proponents of the genre including The Rolling Stones, Cream , Fleetwood mac , Jimi Hendrix , the Beatles and Led Zeppelin.

Don’t miss out on this magnificent night as Drey Rollan and co take you on a journey through the mid to late sixties covering guitar icons such as Eric Clapton , Peter Green (Fleetwood mac) , Jeff Beck & Jimmy Page (yardbirds), George Harrison (TheBeatles ) and the American who landed in the U.K Jimi Hendrix. Playing songs such as sunshine of your love , Black magic woman , something , purple haze and many more.

Featuring in the line up will be Johnny G keys, Antero Ceschin drums, Scott Leishman bass
and Bobbie Green vocals.

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EISHAN ENSEMBLE
Jan 1 all-day

Eishan6pm doors, 7pm show

Eishan Ensemble returns to Camelot.  A dreamy eastern and jazz fusion with layered soundscapes driven by tar, guitar, clarinet, double bass and more.

As brainchild of Iranian composer and world music specialist Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan’s debut offers a taste of music not often seen in the west, drawing influence from world musicians such as Anouar Brahem, Keyhan Kalhour, Le Trio Joubran and Ravi Sankhar.

Hamed has been touring and performing Persian classical music and fusion world music for many years, having performed alongside well-known Iranian Kurdish singer Shahrokh Aziz in 2015, and world class singer Maestro Shahram Nazeri in 2017. With this album release, Eishan Ensemble are preparing to perform in Taiwan, Phillipines, Middle East and across Europe in 2018 and 2019.

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FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jan 1 all-day

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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 Kym Parrish on vocals.

Kym 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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GELAREH POUR’S GARDEN (MELB) @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Returning to Django at Camelot, Gelareh Pour’s Garden promise an intimate night of unique Iranian-Australian music. Virtuoso kamancheh player and vocalist Gelareh Pour brings her contemporary blend of old and new music, ancient Persian melodic lines fuse with modern sensibilities to create music that explores the duality of multiculturalism and the connection of sound regardless of place.
Gelareh Pour’s Garden will be performing 2 sets, with an introduction from Sydney’s own Hamed Sadeghi on Tar.

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GIFFEN play the music of PAUL SIMON @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Folk-pop band GIFFEN perform a tribute to the master song-writer Paul Simon!

Two sets of soul inspiring folk: Paul Simon Tribute and Giffen Songs! PAUL SIMON TRIBUTE Five piece nu-folk band Giffen celebrate the music of Paul Simon with their lush instrumentation, five-part multi-layered vocal textures and intricate song arrangements.

With wistful, melodic charm and poetic lyricism, burgeoning Nu Folk ensemble Giffen have been exciting ears and touching hearts since the band’s formation in 2016 by seasoned singer/songwriter Marie Le Brun and long time musical partner, accordionist Luke Sweeting. Giffen win the affections of folk and country music lovers alike with their nostalgic reflections of youth and family, enhanced by their lush instrumentation which includes rich Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies and multi-layered vocal textures, intricate song arrangements and beautifully placed percussion.

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

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GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY: CATS & THE CANARY
Jan 1 all-day

Cats and the Canary- 2 (1)6pm doors, 7pm show

Songs from Classic Greek Films

Cats and the Canary, the Melbourne-based Greek swing band in Australia, are back in Sydney for a special performance.

They’ve worked meticulously over the last six months to find and perfect classic songs made famous by Greek films. These classics have been rearranged by the band, using contemporary sounds and rhythms and feature electric guitar, trumpet, electric bass, keys and drums.

You’ll hear classics from Manolis Hiotis, Aliki Vougiouklaki, Rena Vlahopoulou, and many more.

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GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY: WOMEN OF REBETIKA
Jan 1 all-day

WoR-1-1a6pm doors, 7pm show

Women of Rembetika is a tribute concert to the iconic divas by Australia’s own Rebetissa, Paskalia Latra.

Take K.D.Langs sultry voice, add Patti Smith’s androgynous punk attitude and fuse it with the power and charisma of Janis Joplin and you get something close to Paskalia.

She’ll transport you to the Cafe Amans of Istanbul and walk you thru the back alleys of Athens serenading you with the songs of Rita Abatzi, Roza Eskenazi, Marika Papagika, Sotiria Bellou, Stella Haskil, just to name a few. Joining her is Apollonia Xylouris and Byron Triandafilides.

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JESS CIAMPA & JOSE ZARB + LAURA ZARB @ Django Bar
Jan 1 – Jan 2 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

Here is a rare opportunity to get to know these two musicians up close and personal and hear what they can do.
Jess is one of Sydneys musical legends. A regular at every serious music venue in Sydney (including Camelot Lounge!).  He is an accomplished multi instrumentalist but on his first instrument, percussion, he is really breath taking. Everyone loves working with him and everyone wants to work with him. In this show there is space for Jess to do his thing and you won’t miss a note.
Jose is a case of unrestrained love, joy and passion for the spirit that flows through the music of the world. He lives his professional life on the street ‘gypsy style’ and has sold close to 15,000 copies of his albums.
Jose loves his audiences as much as the music and for him a gig is just time to share the love and energy and connection to each song with you.

After a sold out show last year, Laura Zarb returns to Django!

Laura Zarb has lived a life on the road, taking her music from town to town. She has experienced life from the back of a van, used beachside showers to shave her legs, lived and performed in European mansions, and at times hidden away like a hermit to regroup, reinspire and discover Love. So listen, as her songs tell the tales of life, love and the road.

With her art for words and an open, and at times awkward, honesty Laura’s song writing will make you laugh, smile, and maybe even cry.

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JESSE DAYTON (USA) @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

 

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Austin Texas guitar-slinger/songwriter Jesse Dayton is heading down under for his 1st tour of Australia. Dayton, whose recorded and played guitar with everyone from Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson to The Supersuckers, Duff McKagan (of Guns & Roses fame) and the iconic punk rock band, X.

Dayton has always wanted to tour Oz, “Some of my fav rock acts are Aussies like, The Saints, AC/DC and Rose Tattoo. I mean let’s face it, Texas and Australia are both outlaw music territories.”.

Dayton’s last 3 solo records have been hailed by critics and live music fans alike all over N. America and Europe. Dayton says, “It’s time to get in some venues with a bunch of working class Aussies and watch the sparks fly!”. And indeed they will… The all original member Jesse Dayton Texas band hits Australia in August on 2020!

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JOHNNY CASH UNCHAINED @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Twenty-five years ago, country music icon, Johnny Cash recorded his masterpiece album UNCHAINED. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Johnny G & The E Types and Drey Rollins are proud to perform this ground-breaking, Grammy award winning album in its entirety. They will then perform additional hits from the Johnny Cash catalogue.

UNCHAINED is the legendary album produced by Rick Rubin and backed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This is the record that won the Grammy for Best Country Album and featured performances by Marty Stuart, Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac).

Hits from this amazing album include Rusty Cage, Rowboat, Sea Of Heartbreak, Southern Accents, Country Boy, I’ve Been Everywhere and Unchained.

This special show will also feature other hits from the American Recording series including Hurt, One, The Mercy Seat, I Won’t Back Down plus classics including Folsom Prison, I Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire and a whole lot mo”.

This is a rare one-off show that must not be missed. Book Now!

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JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Jan 1 all-day

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4 times ARIA Award winning musician Joseph Tawadros brings ‘Angel’ to Camelot Lounge.

“When Angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of their wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove, but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”

For this very special concert Joseph joins three of Australia’s finest virtuosos; his prodigiously talented brother James Tawadros on percussion, celebrated jazz pianist Matt McMahon and soulful clarinetist Dimitri Vouros in their much loved ANGEL suite.

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KALLIDAD
Jan 1 all-day

Kallidad7pm doors, 9pm show

Kallidad return to Camelot Lounge!

Day of the Dead “Flamingo Fiesta” trio Kallidad formed in unlikely circumstances five years ago, and partly by accident. From humble beginnings Kallidad have become a world class headining act.

An all instrumental show, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group visit Europe, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Kallidad is one of Australia’s hardest working bands, constantly crisscrossing the great southern land, spreading their music and engaging with the land itself. The lineup is simple­ two Spanish guitars and percussion. But don’t let the lightweight set up fool you!

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MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Jan 1 all-day

Mahalia-Barnes7pm doors, 8pm show

Mahalia Barnes 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.  Don’t expect a quiet, polite, restrained gig, or a gimmicky soul show with costumes & scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw & exciting. Great players, great singing & so much feeling. Says Mahalia “The soul mates and I are heading back to our favourite Marrickville spot for another huge night of soul music.. The last few shows have sold out, so grab your tickets now!

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MOISHE’S BAGEL: Scottish World/Klezmer Band
Jan 1 all-day

Moishe's Bagel7pm doors, 8pm show

Thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and world music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of Scotland’s best instrumentalists (Grit Orchestra, Salsa Celtica, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), the band will draw you in, turn you inside out, and leave you smiling uncontrollably – all in the space of one tune.
“This fearless 5-piece emphatically puts the ‘class’ into ‘unclassifiable’” (Scotsman)

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NANO STERN (CHILE)
Jan 1 all-day

Nano 7pm doors, 9pm show

Nano Stern is a contemporary Latin American roots artist, riding the crest of the new wave of Chilean Song, with a devoted following that stretches out from Chile, into Latin America, north to Mexico, Canada and the USA, over to Europe and down into Australia. He has embarked on a life-long quest to re imagine the tradition and “fill old bottles with new wine”.

Nano’s musical virtuosity, mesmerising and charismatic live performances and his passionate and poetic advocacy for social justice result in a true and honest universal message, delivered with intense energy and a high level of musicality, dwelling deeply into tradition whilst being contemporary with the passion of youth.

Nano’s solo shows are an intense expedition through stories and song that usually have his audiences in tears, laughing and dancing, all within a single performance. Not to be underrated is the power and emotion that emanates from his vocal prowess and his intimate and rousing connection to his audiences, at home in Chile and across the world.

His contagious personal energy and his fluency in multiple languages allows Nano to warmly include his international audiences in the stories of his Spanish songs.

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ORIGINAL SIN INXS SHOW @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Original Sin – Australia’s premier INXS tribute show, paying homage to one of our country’s most popular & successful bands, INXS!

The show covers songs spanning all 3 decades, from their debut self titled INXS, through to Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves, KICK, X, and Elegantly Wasted albums.
Original Sin has been touring for over 12 years and have established themselves as the most authentic, true representation of the band that was, INXS. With over 650 shows to date, Original Sin is the most sought after INXS tribute show in Australia.

With the advent of INXS’ recently retirement, Original Sin will continue the legend that is, bringing you all the Michael Hutchence era hits of years gone by – Classic songs like Never Tear Us Apart, Don’t Change, What You Need, Kiss The Dirt, Just Keep Walking, New Sensation, Need You Tonight, Original Sin, I Send A Message & Burn For You, along with a plethora of other classic INXS tunes.

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PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Jan 1 all-day

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

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RENÉE GEYER: UP CLOSE & INTIMATE @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice. Don’t miss this rare show in the intimate surrounds of Django @ Camelot.

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SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

2020 Soul Sangeet6pm doors, 7pm show

Witness a live duo unlike any other with the incredible 22 string fusion sitar/ guitar and sensational rhythms of one of the worlds most expressive drums tabla as the Soul Sangeet tour returns to sydney for its 3rd running year! Soul Sangeet is a unique blend of music based on the Indian Classical system and philosophy to sound combined with various World Music styles. Sangeet means sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound; hence the name Soul Sangeet.

This music has a tendency to elevate the atmosphere and listener to new levels of depth and tone with its dynamic contrast of slow to fast speeds, unique rhythmical patterns and improvisational complexity bringing a natural high of intoxicating melody and rhythm with an unparalleled depth of knowledge and cultural understanding from generations upon generations.

Shivam Rath and his signature ‘crystalslide’ is joined for the first time by international tabla wizard Satpak Sharma from New Delhi India who has been playing tabla since the age of four and studying with the world famous tabla mestro Akram Khan since the last 15 years.

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THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Jan 1 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

Celebrating the life and music of The Queen Of Soul in the best possible way, with Shauna Jensen and an 8 piece all star band playing classics from Aretha Franklin’s amazing catalogue. Remember the songs from her early jazz-blues numbers through to her soul-dance hits such as Respect, Chain Of Fools, Think, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves and Freeway of Love.

Shauna Jensen has always been the biggest ever fan of Aretha Franklin and has been blessed with the ability to respectfully sing Aretha’s songs with her soulful and powerful voice. She has toured and recorded with Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton Powderfinger, Noiseworks. Shauna performed in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar..

Her voice will rock your world!

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THE AUDREYS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Three time Aria Award Winning, Blues & Roots sensations The Audreys are returning to Django!  The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll.

http://www.theaudreys.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/theaudreys
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAudreysMusic

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THE BLACK SORROWS
Jan 1 all-day

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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 BLUES NIGHT feat. WALKING CANE + BLUE PLIMSOUL @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

The Blues Night with Walking Cane and Blue Plimsoul!
Join us for a night celebrating the music of BB King, Freddie King, Albert King, Elmore James, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Slim Harpo, The Allman Brothers, Willie Dixon, ZZ Top, The Grateful Dead, Bo Didley, The Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and more.

Well respected blues bands Walking Cane and Blue Plimsoul featuring a Classic Blues line up of Guitar, Slide Guitar, Resonator guitar, Sax, Hammond, Bass and Drums, this will be a great show.

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THE FALLEN ROBINS EP LAUNCH + ABIGAIL WIGHTON @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

To mark the release of their debut EP, Stupid Little Girls, folk festival darlings The Fallen Robins are bringing their delightful blend of uplifting country harmonies and folk storytelling to the Django Bar stage for a night of joyful music-making. This emerging trio of Sydney-born sisters have left open mouths in their wake in recent years, collecting an impressive slew of accomplishments in a short time including being chosen as Illawarra Folk Festival Youth Artists 2020. Meet singer/songwriter Charlotte, hypewoman and tambourine extraordinaire Jess, and multi-instrumentalist Sarah, and keep an eye on them – they’re set to soar.

Abigail Wighton is a singer-songwriter based in Sydney. She approaches her song writing with unpretentious honesty telling stories of life, love and loss to deliver a genuine and relational performance. She disarmingly blends her gentle finger-style guitar playing with her beautiful, sweet, warm vocals to provide a memorable experience.

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THE PRAGMATICS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Prag7pm doors, 9pm show

The Pragmatics Present ROCK’n’SOUL & a whole lot mo’! Raucous Good Times from the 60s, 70s and 80s!

The Prags will deliver two massive, harmony-soaked sets bursting with hits from 60s Motown, British Invasion and Woodstock, 70s mod&rock classics and shout-your-lungs-out 80s anthems. Check it: Let’s start with a little soul food: Think faves by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Shoot, add in the Beatles, Spencer Davis Group and Joe Cocker, whydontcha? Then let’s some saucy 70s with Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence, Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, ABBA and ACCADACCA.

Then, for dessert, the 1980s come alive: Bowie, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Simple Minds, INXS, Johnny Cougar, The Boss, Style Council and more, more, more. Rock, soul and mod anthems with a slap of punk and a dash of disco, delivered in The Pragmatics’ trademark all-or-nothing style, this is the all-killer/no-filler good times deluxe. Get in early as this will likely sell out.

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THE RADIATORS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

radiators7pm doors, 9pm show

The rock ‘n’ roll road to stardom is a dangerous road indeed littered with the corpses of starry eyed hopefuls, wannabes, one hit wonders and jaded “if onlys”…while many bands self-implode before they even leave the garage, victims of classic clashing egos and personalities. Few survive.
One of these survivors is Australian band the RADIATORS who in 2013 celebrated 35 years together since their very first show.

The RADIATORS still tour extensively playing an average of 100 shows per year and the band’s fans young and old, still flock to grab a slice of living Aussie rock history and dance the night away to the great catchy songs and classic hits that make the RADIATORS a household name in Australia.

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THE SANDMAN & FLACCO TRIBUTE SHOW (ALL ORIGINAL CAST!)
Jan 1 all-day

sandman6pm doors, 7pm show

You are cordially invited to celebrate the lives of two fictional characters – The Sandman & Flacco 1994 – 2011, late of Triple J, Good News Week and SBS. Words cannot express their loss of life, laughter and basic income. They left no offspring, no will and no forwarding address. Together we can all suck the remaining life out of their tepid corpses. The characters are survived by the skin of their teeth, elevated toilet seats and the aged pension.

(No flowers please)

Steve “The Sandman” Abbott & Paul “Flacco” Livingston are back from the nether regions. In 2020 having waited a decade for a fitting tribute to appear, Steve and Paul are forced to exhume their own characters in this touching tribute to themselves. Don’t miss this rare chance to pay your respects before the scattered remains of The Sandman and Flacco.
Note: Please be gentle with the performers – no one wants to die at their own funeral…

“These two are comedy legends for a reason. Their art stands the test of time and remains just as brilliantly dry and absurd as it always was.”

“Flacco and Sandman are dead. Long live Flacco and Sandman.”

“Surprisingly musical and every bit better for it.”

“The show contains a sweetly heartfelt core.”

“Lot’s of laughs, nostalgia, and a couple of sad parts.”

FRINGEWORLD REVIEW – Perth 2020

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THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE
Jan 1 all-day

spookies 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot!

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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TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Jan 1 all-day

tijuana taxi7pm doors, 9pm show

TIJUANA TAXI brings to life the glorious sound of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, the unique, upbeat, and melodic sensation of the swinging Sixties. This stylish 8-piece ensemble evokes the sound and mood of the time, delivering a killer set of 21 classic tunes, faithfully recreated with joy, humour and heart.

Hits such as ‘Spanish Flea’, ‘Tijuana Taxi’, ‘A Taste of Honey’, ‘Zorba The Greek’, ‘The Lonely Bull’, ‘Casino Royale’, and ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’, are just the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.

TIJUANA TAXI, led by bassist Tina Harris, and comprised of Sydney’s finest musicians, is two trumpets, trombone, marimba/percussion, bass, drums, guitar and keyboards. They have been delighting packed houses at Camelot since its launch in 2015.

The music of The Tijuana Brass will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generations of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s a sublime, kooky and especially joyful night out.

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WOODSTOCK 51st Anniversary Tribute
Jan 1 all-day

woodstock 1a

7pm doors

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate the 51st Anniversary 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!

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RENÉE GEYER: UP CLOSE & INTIMATE @ Django
Jan 1 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice. Don’t miss this rare show in the intimate surrounds of Django @ Camelot.

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Jan
10
Fri
DAVID BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH with BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jan 10 all-day

Bowie Unzipped7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate what would have been David Bowies 73rd birthday and 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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LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jan 10 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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Jan
16
Thu
TÉTÉ (France) + LIZ MARTIN @ Django
Jan 16 all-day

tete7pm doors, 8pm show

French pop folk superstar Tété is returning to Australia for the first time in 7 years to celebrate the release of his seventh, and latest album ‘Fauthentique’. Be it fake news, conspiracy theories or lies from public figures, the news keeps reminding us that these distortions of reality are now part of our daily life.

Tété’s new album comes as a reverse question to this unforeseen present: “How can one be sure about one’s perception?” Hence the “Fauthentique” concept, the expression being French for “falsely authentic”. The recording comes across as a sort of melodic make-believe odyssey, built upon organic programming. Falsely naive. Falsely acoustic. Fauthentique.

Tété is very excited to be returning to Australia to share these 12 new songs from “Fauthentique”, along with classic tunes from across his career.

Atmospheric, passionate, brooding, melodic, at times downright swaggeringly cool, and full of a mesmerising and captivating musical and lyrical diversity, Liz Martin is a powerful and distinctive Australian music talent. ‘Evocative, alluring and strangely comforting’ – Tim Ritchie, ABC RN ‘From play one, I felt an instant connection and obviously I was not alone. Every spin on FBi provoked listener response, which I can assure is not the norm’ – Stephen Ferris FBi

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Jan
17
Fri
KARISE EDEN + ALEXI KAYE
Jan 17 all-day

karise7pm doors, 9pm show

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

Opening the show is Alexi Kaye. Born into a music loving family and the musically rich place of South Africa her influences are vast. A true music lover influenced greatly by her mothers varied taste she could expect to hear anything from Oulm Khasoulm or Juluka to Boys to Men; John Coltrane, Desert Blues to Italian Opera.

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Jan
18
Sat
KARISE EDEN + ALEXI KAYE
Jan 18 all-day

karise7pm doors, 9pm show

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

Opening the show is Alexi Kaye. Born into a music loving family and the musically rich place of South Africa her influences are vast. A true music lover influenced greatly by her mothers varied taste she could expect to hear anything from Oulm Khasoulm or Juluka to Boys to Men; John Coltrane, Desert Blues to Italian Opera.

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Jan
23
Thu
CIGÁNY WEAVER (BRIS) @ Django
Jan 23 all-day

cigani weaver 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership between Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli, ‘Cigány Weaver’ is one of Australia’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around the country. Their sound is reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, interwoven with compelling originals and the band’s reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. Through virtuosic and energetic live performances, ‘Cigány Weaver’ invoke everything from subtle toe-tapping to exuberant dance floor foot-stomping.

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TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER
Jan 23 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.

From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea.. Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long over due) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers! “Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited rock’n’roll bands.

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Jan
24
Fri
TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER (SOLD OUT!)
Jan 24 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 9pm show

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.

From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea.. Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long over due) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers! “Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited rock’n’roll bands.

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THE SICARIOS: The Best of CCR, TOM PETTY and NEIL YOUNG @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Jan 24 all-day

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

The best of Creedence, Neil Young, Tom Petty played by The SICARIOS, have earned the reputation for truly nailing these classic songs. Led by the irrepressible Lloyd G on vocals / drums out front, whose love and respect of these artists is evident in his captivating storytelling and intense energetic performance throughout the night. He manages to inject new layers of meaning and significance to the music and his warm, witty stage presence really makes the audience feel part of the show. And that’s not even to say how he perfectly captures the vocal timbres of Fogerty, Petty and Young.

Featuring some of the country’s finest musicians, this band will have you captivated from start to finish, and you truly won’t want the show to end.

Be quick to get your tickets, as this show will sell out.

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Jan
25
Sat
Pre Carnival Party Brazilian Style with KAVALO @ Django
Jan 25 all-day

64B5BBD5-EE04-4FE8-B07E-B212D0C9D47F7pm doors, 9pm show

As the month of February approaches, in Brazil, the Carnival parties are  popping up everywhere!

Kavalo are back to Django @ Camelot  to celebrate it in style and get you warmed up for the happiest party on the planet! Come and share your best moves and be transported to the hot nights of Brazil with classic Samba-rock tunes and the most famous “Marchinhas” (Brazilian Carnival anthems). A night not to be missed!!!

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

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Jan
30
Thu
CARLO AONZO TRIO (ITALY) @ Django
Jan 30 all-day

carlo7pm doors, 8pm show

A musical journey from the Italian tradition to jazz, from classical music to bluegrass: from Europe to America and back…

A voyage through European and American music, revisiting songs chosen from among the international evergreens. The music, which can be offered in different combinations, encompasses a variety of musical genres, from bluegrass to folk dances, from soundtracks to jazz and Brazilian music, from Italian melody to a review of the classical repertoire. A “Mandolin journey” to discover, in the company of this amazing instrument, the common roots of music.

Carlo Aonzo is a worldwide known Italian mandolin performer, native of Savona – Italy – where he grew up immersed in music, since his home itself hosted the music school of the “Circolo Mandolinistico G. Verdi”.

Graduating with honors from the conservatory in Padua (1993), he has played for several prestigious institutions like the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan (Italy), the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (USA), the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal (Canada), the Philharmonia of San Petersburg (Russia), the Minsk Chamber Soloist (Belarus), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany).

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this world class band in the intimate surrounds of Django @ Camelot.

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Feb
1
Sat
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Feb 1 all-day

Funk mustard copy7pm doors, 9pm show

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Django @ Camelot to set the dance floor alight with some Hard Funk. Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

Hit the dance floor with some heavy funk tunes from Kool & the Gang, JBs Funky People, The Meters, Parliament, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Brass Construction and more! Let the spirit of the boogie take your mind!

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Feb
2
Sun
ALASKA STRING BAND @ Django
Feb 2 all-day

alaska 1a6pm doors, 7pm show

The Alaska String Band brings the best of Americana. Winners of the Fame Awards – Bluegrass Band of the Year, this group is polished and riveting harmonies are totally off the charts. Groove along while this captivating four member family band offers up American roots favorites … swing, jazz, rock, original, pop, folk and Bluegrass.

Hailing from Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, is the subject of much curiosity and inspiration to millions around the globe.

As gifted multi-instrumentalists the family often swap symphonic tools throughout a performance with an impressive collection of acoustic guitar, violin-fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, percussion and penny whistle.

“Completely floored by their performance; exceptional from beginning to end; the Alaska String Band are applauded, cheered and awarded with a duly deserved standing ovation.” The Age, AU

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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Feb 2 all-day

mic 2a6pm doors, 7pm show

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! as Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, 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. Inspired by the vaudevillians of yesteryear, expect music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating & some very funny songs. Where “everything new will be old again” this show promises to be the most bizarre experience you’ll have all year.

Old favourites join circus & comedy special guest, Jerry Hatricks The Magnificent, to lift your spirits.

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Feb
6
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR: The Tony Bennett Songbook
Feb 6 all-day

GRegg A7pm doors, 8pm show

“I love the way you sing. You’re yourself which makes you an original singer. Your phrasing is perfection”
– Tony Bennett

Australia’s own Gregg Arthur sings The Tony Bennett Songbook, with Tim Fisher on piano, Craig Scott on bass and the one and only John Morrison on drums.

Tony Bennett has connected in unprecedented fashion with all generations of audiences with some of the most popular songs ever written. No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. In the last ten years alone he has sold ten million records.
Gregg Arthur aims for that same level of excellence in his work and unique approach to singing. His originality and style is praised by both critics and his peers, but most of all Gregg is the only Australian singer to be given the highest praise possible, having Tony Bennett as a fan.

“You have a fan in the way you sing, I think it’s perfect”
– Tony Bennett

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Feb
8
Sat
THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Feb 8 all-day

ericclapton_001-27pm doors, 9pm show

We invite you to celebrate one the most important and influential guitar players of our time.
Prior to Eric Clapton the idea of the guitar hero didn’t exist in rock’n’roll.
Clapton was the inventor of rock guitar playing, taking the powerful blues licks of B.B king and buddy guy and blending it with a Marshall amp turned up to 11 and a Gibson Les Paul to create the first blues rock landscape. Influencing everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. Don’t miss out on this magnificent night, as Drey Rollan and company take you on a journey through this guitar legends great body of work. Expect to be transported back to Eric’s days in Cream, Blind Faith , Derek & the Dominos and onwards to his hugely successful solo career. Playing songs such as crossroads, sunshine of your love, white room, Layla , Cocaine , wonderful tonight and many, many more. Featuring in this lineup will be Johnny G on keys , Antero Ceschin on drums , Scott leishman on bass and Bobbie green on vocals & percussion.

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Feb
9
Sun
SHANTI FIRE @ Django
Feb 9 all-day

Shanti6pm doors, 7pm show

‘East meets west: Indian classical infused with soul, jazz & flamenco inspired sounds’.

SHANTI FIRE is the meeting of 5 seasoned musicians who bring their depth of experience in Indian classical, jazz, soul, kirtan, West African, Jewish folk and flamenco to produce music that is unique, hypnotic and passionate.

Rosie Henshaw leads the band with her soulful voice, Sitar playing and heart opening songs. Emanuel Lieberfreund explores his Jewish roots through his classical & jazz training on flute and saxophone. Byron Mark exhibits his Flamenco flair on Spanish cajon, coupled with his classical/jazz training on piano – and plays both instruments simultaneously! Rucha Lange hailing from Gujrat, offers exquisite renditions of Indian classical ragas, ghazals and devotional music through her stunning Indian classically trained voice. Maharshi Raval, one of Australia’s most skilful and versatile Tabla players, adds a spicy fire to the mix. Together they form SHANTI FIRE: World music fusion at its most exciting and most vibrant.

With band leader Rosie having relocated to Amsterdam, don’t miss this chance to experience SHANTI FIRE on one of their rare reunion concerts.

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THE STARS OF THE TEN SOPRANOS
Feb 9 all-day

10 Sops6pm doors, 7pm show

Nirvana, Dreamgirls, ABBA, The Beatles, Queen, Puccini, Beethoven & more…

With 300 shows across 80 theatres in Australia, The Ten Sopranos have curated a world class performance. They are a combination of classical and contemporary singers who deliver a repertoire of favourites and well-chosen popular songs, in a spine-tingling fashion… Underpinned by the meticulous detail spent on every note sung, audiences have been so moved by the performances that some have left theatres in tears, others have left exhilarated, and others just loiter around the venue to savour the moment, a little longer.

The songs are performed with a vocal delivery at once engaging, and uniquely fascinating.

From Puccini to The Beatles, the songs are handled with perfection, and augmented with subtle new harmonies and deliver a haunting and emotional experience through the sensitive vocal treatments.

Critically acclaimed Award-winning Artistic Director and lead vocalist, Penny Pavlakis has aced major singing competitions in the world in both classical and contemporary music and is referred to by her peers as “The Singers’ Singer”. With a working history that includes Baz Luhrman, Tommy Tycho, Secret Garden, Dame Joan Sutherland and Grammy & Brit award winning conductors and song writers, and over 1000 performances across the world, she brings to the stage star power few can match.

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Feb
12
Wed
KATIE NOONAN: THE SWEETEST TABOO (Album Preview Shows)
Feb 12 all-day

katie & band

7pm doors, 8pm show

Katie and her world class Jazz ensemble of Sam Keevers, Zac Hurren, Evan Mannell and Phil Stack preview material from the upcoming album.
This special preview show see’s Katie and her band road testing material days before entering the recording studio.
With a repertoire based on some of Katie’s formative inspirations, the show will see a reinvention of some 80’s classics brought tastefully into the Jazz world.

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Feb
13
Thu
DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS + NICOLE WARNER @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 13 all-day

DW7pm doors, 8pm show

The Suburbs set will feature some classics plus a fair bit of spoken word. `Poetry and the spoken word monologues work well in the intimate space of the Django, but don’t worry if you’re a har-core Suburbs fan, Girls Wank and many other rock tracks will be on the set-list too,’

Nicole Warner has many times sung back-up for husband, Dave “Suburban Boy” Warner, and has several times opened the show with a few numbers of her own but for this show she will be sharing the bill. The gig marks the release of her second single `Forever and a Day’ the title track of her debut album due out end of March.

Even though his own material can be anarchic and in-your-face, the thirteen songs Dave and collaborator Martin wrote for Nicole’s album are mainly country and country-pop. Dave and Nicole will also perform a couple of duets in Nicole’s set. `Hopefully we’ll be channelling Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra,’ said Nicole, `but hey, if it turns out more like Sonny and Cher, that’ll still be fun.’ Martin Cilia, Bill Beare, Janette Buckingham and Lloyd Gyi will be in the Nicole band, with Tony Durant joining for Dave’s set.

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KATIE NOONAN: THE SWEETEST TABOO (Album Preview Shows)
Feb 13 all-day

katie & band

7pm doors, 8pm show

Katie and her world class Jazz ensemble of Sam Keevers, Zac Hurren, Evan Mannell and Phil Stack preview material from the upcoming album.
This special preview show see’s Katie and her band road testing material days before entering the recording studio.
With a repertoire based on some of Katie’s formative inspirations, the show will see a reinvention of some 80’s classics brought tastefully into the Jazz world.

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Feb
14
Fri
DIESEL: SUNSET SUBURBIA & HITS + COLIN LILLIE
Feb 14 all-day

Diesel 7pm doors, 9pm show

Australian hit machine Diesel has expanded his Sunset Suburbia & Hits Tour, adding new solo shows around the country. Having announced the release of 3 separate EP’s leading to an album Sunset Suburbia, Diesel will hit the road in 2020 to showcase new songs from the EP along with playing all his classic hits spanning a multi-platinum career.

The ‘SUNSET SUBURBIA &HITS’ -SOLO TOUR is coming to Camelot Lounge be sure to catch the evolution of Diesel as an artist as he rolls out Sunset Suburbia and performs a ‘best of’ collection of tracks in solo mode across the country!

Opening the show is Colin Lillie.

“Colin Lillie has a voice that immediately grabs your attention and makes you sit up”
– Rhythms Magazine

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Feb
16
Sun
NADYA GOLSKI TRIO @ Django
Feb 16 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

“A contralto of power, range and conviction…Nadya has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed…” (John Shand, SMH).

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience “Australia’s Queen of Gypsy Soul” Nadya Golski (Nadya’s 101 Candles Orkestra) in a rare trio setting with two giants of Australia’s Gypsy music  scene! Nadya will be joined by Russian/Romanian accordion virtuoso Leonid Beshlei (Lolo Lovina) and beloved Russian Jewish sax player Edouard Bronson (Monsieur Camembert). Edouard is a national treasure, or as John Shand from SMH puts it: “Australia’s finest saxophonist…a sound to melt chocolate, hearts or steel with equal ease…were it played near a cemetery there would be widespread resurrection!”

From French & Italian tunes to Balkan Gypsy tunes to tango, this will be a most uplifting evening of joyous, passionate music, played the way it SHOULD be played. No artifices, no gimmicks – just 3 wonderful musicians playing their heart out, transporting you to faraway lands, bordellos and underground Gypsy speakeasies!

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Feb
19
Wed
AMIRA MEDUNJANIN (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 19 all-day

Amira_Medunjanin_Banner_540x6307pm doors, 8pm show

Amira Medunjanin is a renowned performer of “Sevdalinke”, Bosnian love songs. This year, Amira has been invited to tour New Zealand and Australia and to once again perform at the 2020 National Multicultural Festival held in Canberra. Amira’s vocals will be backed by the guitar and bass sounds of Ante Gelo and Zvonimir Sestak who are also eager to showcase their unique styles to audiences in New Zealand and Australia. This style of music is very popular within the former Yugoslav communities with large venues consistently being sold out, throughout Europe. The songs of this concert are performed in Croatian and Bosnian languages with stories in between songs told in English.

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Feb
20
Thu
ALLISON FORBES ALBUM LAUNCH + BRANDON DODD + THE APRIL FAMILY @ Django
Feb 20 all-day

Alison Forbes

7pm doors, 8pm show

Fresh from shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival, Alison Forbes is heading to Django at Camelot to launch her brand new album. Expressing warm but edgy vocals thrown on a classic country pillow with a dash of bluegrass on the side. Heartfelt, emotive lyrics in a unique country folk style. Allison Forbes has well and truly found her calling – to change the face of Country Music.

Sydney Alternative Country combo The April Family will be showcasing their unique blend of classic country stylings, with a little blues mixed with 70’s West Coast country rock and their tight 3 part harmonies, the show will feature vocalist Kylie Whitney, lead guitarist Casey Atkins and guitarist Michael Carpenter!

From a simple upbringing in a little Australian beach town in NSW to travelling the world on stage after joining Kasey Chambers band at just 19 years old as her guitar player, Brandon Dodd, now 24, has already experienced more than most musicians dream of in a lifetime. Join him for this rare Sydney show.

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Feb
21
Fri
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS)
Feb 21 all-day

Cummings7pm doors, 9pm show

Iconic performer, songwriter & Performer Stephen Cummings – took his bow to Australian audiences during his farewell tour at the start of 2019. Cummings was supposed to have retired after he finished touring his albums, ‘Prisoner of Love’, and 50 song collection, but he grew bored of the down time and decided to perform a limited number of acoustic shows from February to May 2020.  There would be no more talk of stepping down! A new album of self-penned country blues would follow at the end of 2020. Cummings insists, “You will see me at the height of my powers, taking you on a wonderful spiritual journey you’ll never forget with my guitarist Sam Lemann.

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THE BADLOVES @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 21 all-day

BADLOVES Colour Promo - 17pm doors, 9pm show

Throughout the 90’s they enjoyed hits with “Green Limousine”, “Lost”, “Caroline”, “Slave”, “Barefoot Bride” “Memphis” and the Top 5 hit “The Weight” with Jimmy Barnes. That is the history.

Currently Michael Spiby is keeping The Badloves legacy alive and relevant with new music for today.

The moment you first hear their new single ‘Soulbrothertruckinsong’ you are immediately taken back to their trademark sound from 1993 featuring Hammond organ and Spiby’s rich soulful vocals.

The Badloves now has exactly the same authenticity Michael Spiby established in the ‘90s. Once again, welcome aboard.

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Feb
23
Sun
AKIS PANOU & VICKI MOSHOLIOU TRIBUTE
Feb 23 all-day

AV6pm doors, 7pm show

An All Star Event featuring Vicki Mosholiou’s bouzouki player of 16 years, Manolis Michalakis. Singing Akis Panou classics, special guest Kostas Giannakaros from Sydney Gyradiko, and Irene Vacondios, Sotiris Procopiou vocals and guitar, along with Angelo Gatsos, piano, John Diamond, bouzouki, Yannis Bardas, bass and Bill Kazellos percussions.
Akis Panou, Greek lyricist and composer, wrote songs that undoubtedly contributed to the successful musical careers of Greece’s finest; Stelios Kazantzidis, Stratos Dionysiou, Giorgos Dalaras, Marinella, Giota Lydia and Vicki Mosholiou; Greece’s most powerful female vocalist, who matured professionally over 4 and a half decades singing Giorgos Zabetas, Xarhakos, Apostolos Kaldaras, Giannis Spanos and more. The highlight of Manolis Michalakis’ professional career in Greece was leading her band for the last 16 years of her life.
A tribute not to be missed!

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CAMERON JONES TRIO + DAMIAN WRIGHT @ Django
Feb 23 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

Join us for a night of Gypsy Swing and Flamenco guitar music at Django At Camelot on Sunday, February 23rd. A concert that journeys from Paris to Spain featuring acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Damien Wright (Bandaluzia) performing in a stunning duo setting with percussionist James Hauptman (Vince Jones, James Morrison) plus gypsy swing guitarist, Cameron Jones performing in trio format with Joseph Zarb (Marsala) on guitar and bassist Oscar Peterson (The Djangologists)

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

CAMERON JONES is a musician who draws inspiration from the driving rhythms and melodic honesty of the acoustic gypsy jazz guitar.
“I am most impressed with his understanding and execution of the Gypsy Swing style.”
Hank B Marvin

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Feb
27
Thu
É.T.É (QUÉBEC) @ Django
Feb 27 all-day

ETE 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

Élisabeth Moquin, Thierry Clouette and Élisabeth Giroux united their creative and artistic forces to offer a very dynamic and modern vision of Québec traditional music.

The musical arrangements of É.T.É are shaded with influences of folk, progressive rock and classical music interpreted on fiddle, Irish bouzouki and cello. Élisabeth Moquin adds special colour to the group through her masterful step dancing.

The musical vision of the three performers is presented in their original compositions and unusual arrangements of traditional tunes. With rich vocal harmonies, musical drive, instrumental virtuosity and remarkable on-stage complicity, É.T.É transforms the traditional kitchen party into an unforgettably entertaining and lively performance.

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MARCIA HOWARD (GOANNA BAND)
Feb 27 all-day

IMG_51877pm doors, 8pm show

Join award winning singer-songwriter Marcia Howard for a uniquely crafted show celebrating her intriguing musical life. House of Song opens up the treasure trove of memories in a theatre-style performance encompassing stories, photos and songs. Marcia warmly shares her experiences as a member of the iconic award-winning Goanna band and it’s ground-breaking song Solid Rock, written by her brother Shane Howard.

From growing up in her south-west Victorian musical family through to the 1980’s and her years on the road, life, love, identity, loss, and redemption are all relatable parts of Marcia’s journey through song. The audience is encouraged to sing along throughout the show.

“My mother, Teresa Madden was a singer and pianist. I grew up in a house of song and it was full of music, stories, laughter and harmonies! Every time I perform the show I hope to create that house of song with the audience”, she says.

From Mary Black to Bob Dylan, James Taylor, The Chieftains and back home to Archie Roach, her voice has been described as “one of the finest” (The Voice, Season 5) and her songs recorded in Ireland, Nashville, and Australia reflect her Celtic and folk-rock influences.

Don’t miss this rare, intimate show at Camelot Lounge.

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Feb
28
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG (SOLD OUT! APR 24 Now On Sale!)
Feb 28 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

Back to Black comes to Camelot for an evocative and powerful evening. Paying tribute to the great tunes from Amy Winehouse from her pop and jazz repertoires.

Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians and vocalists, the High Rollers Big Band crew bring you the sublime vocals of Sharnielle Hartley and Adem Ozbakan, David Allen on keys, Stefano Careleo (drums), Lyal Loughnan (bass), Michael Sheridan (guitar), John Pennings (trumpet), Ari Palandjian (Musical Director & saxophones) plus some special guests. Proudly brought to you by www.highrollersbigband.com

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Feb
29
Sat
AMY & THE GREY ZONE @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 29 all-day

amy7pm doors, 9pm show

They’re back! After a sell out show for their last Django appearance, The Grey Zone return with their usual eclectic mix of tunes, some new covers and a new singer!

Join them as the welcome Amy to the fold.  Expect everything from blues, psychedelia to retro classics and back again. See you on the dance floor!

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PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT! JUNE 13 Now On Sale!)
Feb 29 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Purple Doves return after a huge run of SOLD OUT shows at Camelot Lounge to celebrate PRINCE. Be ready to party to all the hits and your favourite B sides LIVE with the country’s no 1 PRINCE tribute band. 80s synth and falsetto vocal will have you partying like it’s…. Yeh, party to hits such as 1999, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Cream and so much more Minneapolis FUNK. Be quick to secure your tickets!

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Mar
1
Sun
20 Years of ‘CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD’: A Tribute To The Music Of LUCINDA WILLIAMS @ Django
Mar 1 all-day

rs-214806-lucindsa6pm doors, 7pm show

Lucinda Williams’s “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” was released 20 years ago, at a time when the new “alternative country” movement was taking shape and refining its style and purpose. This breakthrough album, by an artist that didn’t fit into the standard mould of what it was to be a ‘country artist’ despite being acknowledged within the country community as a significant songwriting and performing talent, became an important ‘ground zero’ marker point for the “Americana” scene and continues to inspire artists and define what it takes to BE an artist in that genre.

“20 years of Car Wheels” is a celebration of that album, and some of Lucinda Williams’s enviable catalogue. Led by one of Australia’s best Alt.Country voices, Katie Brianna, and producer/multi instrumentalist Michael Carpenter, and featuring vocalists Brielle Davis (Not Good With Horses) and Peta Caswell, and a house band featuring Carpenter, Casey Atkins, Mike Rix and Russell Crawford, the show is a celebration of not only an important artist and album but also a genre that continues to grow in Sydney and Australia.

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DAHLIA DIOR: INTERNATIONAL WORLD CABARET
Mar 1 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

“Dahlia Dior is a singer of enormous vitality and energy, and her unique vocal talents have gained her international acclaim. Dahlia can authentically sing and interpret songs from all over the world, and is indeed one of the most versatile vocalists, singing in many different styles and languages…”

The show: International World Cabaret, is a passionate presentation of rhythmically throbbing and tuneful songs, combined with spoken, often dramatic insights into multicultural history with delicious, saucy and hilarious stories…

Musically, the concert explores Middle Eastern, European, South American and English styles with emphasis on peace and reconciliation, shared history and beliefs, cultural cross fertilisation and conviviality…

Backed by superb musicians: Marcello Maio(piano/accordion), Eddie Bronson(flute, clarinet, saxophone, accordion, euphonium), Mark Harris(double bass/vocals), Jess Ciampa(drums/percussion).

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Mar
5
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Mar 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Thrilling intensity, spectacular beauty and unnerving emotion.’ The Age

Multi-instrumentalist and virtuosic exponent of the oud Joseph Tawadros has dazzled Australian music-lovers for decades with his intoxicating energy and fluid inventiveness. His joyous style has led to collaborations with Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Neil Finn, Katie Noonan, Richard Tognetti, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Hear Tawadros perform original works fusing Arabic, folk and jazz – even metal and bluegrass elements – in a quartet featuring his brother and prodigious percussionist James Tawadros, Matt McMahon on piano and Karl Dunnicliff on bass. The fascinating program is woven together by Joseph’s virtuosity, lyricism and the contemporary musicality of the oud.

‘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 … reveling in a zest for life and celebration.’ The Australian

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Mar
6
Fri
MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Mar 6 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 returns to Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

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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Mar
8
Sun
LENKA + MIRIAM LIEBERMAN@ Django
Mar 8 all-day

Lenka

6pm doors, 7pm show

Don’t miss Lenka on her Australian tour to support her forthcoming twin EP Recover/Discover!

Lenka is an Australian singer/songwriter, formerly of the critically acclaimed band Decoder Ring, who has been releasing solo albums and touring worldwide for the last decade. She is best know for her songs The Show, Trouble Is A Friend and Everything At Once, which have all had wide international success, especially in the world of film and TV placements. For this show Lenka and band will be revisiting her early work as well as playing new songs and covers from the twin EPs.’

“Lenka’s gentle tone wraps snugly around folk electronic minimalism and flirts with far grander, sweeping pop… Blue skied optimism, fragments of world beat fun, all bouncy and up-beat, glossy and positive.” Jonny Nail, Rolling Stone, 2017.

Miriam Lieberman is known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp, known as the kora. Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa.

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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VINCE JONES (SOLD OUT!)
Mar 8 all-day

Vince Jones6pm doors, 7pm show

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers since his emergence in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 70s and early 80s. His 20 album, international career has never hesitated in its musical evolution – a career played in the moment. He is that rare genre-defying artist who creates music without borders. From Iris DeMent’s folk “Our Town” to his original piano heavy, new age “Wonderworld”, he comments, sometimes uncomfortably, about the world we live in, from an unashamedly idealistic perspective.

His intuitive readings of the Great American Songbook are sensitively true to composer and artist. He is a wonderful trumpet player as his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety. He plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in early days. A brief solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion. Particular about the musical company he keeps, he continues to enjoy playing with the best jazz musicians the country has to offer. He is, quite simply, a national treasure.

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Mar
12
Thu
CÒIG (CANADA)
Mar 12 all-day

coig7pm doors, 8pm show

Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the bands range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.

“…every number is convincing and compellingly delivered. This group’s ability to back songs on piano, fiddles, cello, guitars and more gives them enormous scope, and keeps the surprises coming.” – Alex Monaghan, FolkWorld

The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.

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Mar
14
Sat
LIVE CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON
Mar 14 all-day

armando7pm doors, 9pm show

This Traditional Latin Band features Cuban Band Leader, Composer and Arranger Armandito Garcia .

Armandito comes from Santiago de Cuba, also known as the “Cradle of Son”, with its connection with traditional styles of Cuban music. He settled in Australia after ten years touring internationally with the legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle and Lady Salsa Show, performing in Europe, UK, Pacific Island, New Zealand and Australia.

On stage, the band is characterised by a high energy, distinctively Cuban sounds blend with gifted improvisation, with an authentic repertoire includes all the most popular and traditional rhythms of Cuba, ranging from Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba, to “Buena Vista Social Club” style of music.

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POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django
Mar 14 all-day

pour it on 2a7pm doors, 9pm show

POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s funk classics LIVE at Camelot. The Midas Touch, Rock Steady, She’s Fresh, Push It and let’s not forget MJ, Whitney, Madonna, EWF and Prince…

An authentic 80s  sound and groove will have you shaking to this unique production of Funk and soul.

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Mar
15
Sun
NADIA PIAVE presents CINECITTA @ Django
Mar 15 all-day

glam sulky puss

6pm doors, 7pm show

Cinecittá, Rome’s Hollywood-on-the-Tiber, became synonymous with the films of Federico Fellini and the dolce vita. Nadia Piave and pianist Mauro Colombis take you to the back lot with the back story of Italy’s most celebrated film studio and the songs from the films that made it famous.

Music by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovajoli….

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SIMA presents THE VAMPIRES
Mar 15 all-day

The Vampires6pm doors, 7pm show

Fresh from their European tour, The Vampires are back in Australia with 12 shows along the east coast, promoting their sixth release Pacifica.

The Vampires are trailblazers for a generation of creative talent from Sydney, having gained critical attention worldwide in the jazz community and beyond.

Combining influences from around the world, the band has developed an original sound that has been compared to such diverse sources as Mulatu Astatke, Blue-Note Jazz, Electric Miles Davis, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Bob Marley and Henri Texier’s cinematic music, yet has something of their own. Having developed their music through the band’s 14 years of touring, travelling, and recording together, the band has found a recognisable sound that is as much the sum of the individuals in the group as it is a part of Australian jazz.

Jeremy Rose, saxophone. Nick Garbett, trumpet. Noel Mason, double bass. Alex Masso, drums.

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Mar
19
Thu
LOUIS TILLETT & THE LT3
Mar 19 all-day

IMG_51177pm doors, 8pm show

Louis brings the core of his band The Art of Darkness to light in a new and exciting combo, as we premiere the LT3, and it’s combined experience of 100 years of live playing, right here in Marrickville. This is something you are unlikely to see on a regular basis.

Louis, with his trademark baritone vocals and blues/rock piano style, combines with John Maddox’ unique virtuosity on Bass and Colin Watson’s thoroughbred Guitar expertise and feel, to bring Louis’ repertoire into a dangerous new place. You may remember Louis from his dozen “solo” albums and pioneering improv ensembles like Paris Green, or his thunderous big bands, such as The Aspersion Caste. He has also been a featured pianist on recordings of such legendary Australian acts as Died Pretty, Beasts of Bourbon, Laughing Clowns, and Tex, Don & Charlie, and many others. In International circuits he is billed as the Rockpoet of The Night, and he is held in the same high esteem and written and filmed in the same publications and TV specials as his peers John Cale, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. UK Rolling Stone called him The Dark Giant.

He rarely plays in Australia, preferring to “ride on the tide and the wings of the wind”, as so much of his music alludes to, him being a full time sailor. After more than 2 years since The Art of Darkness last played, which filled The Factory Theatre in 2017 and 2015, this night will present a rare opportunity to catch Louis in an intimate and dynamic environment, where, keeping the band small and tight, each performance takes on it’s own life and direction, leaving all three players to leave the script, to allow them to take the music where it needs to go at that particular time. Louis Tillett, as a musician and a bandleader is synonymous with the Sydney Live and Underground music of the 80s, 90s and 00s. Come and find out why he is often touted as a National Living Treasure.

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Mar
20
Fri
LOUIS TILLETT & THE LT3
Mar 20 all-day

IMG_51177pm doors, 9pm show

Louis brings the core of his band The Art of Darkness to light in a new and exciting combo, as we premiere the LT3, and it’s combined experience of 100 years of live playing, right here in Marrickville. This is something you are unlikely to see on a regular basis.

Louis, with his trademark baritone vocals and blues/rock piano style, combines with John Maddox’ unique virtuosity on Bass and Colin Watson’s thoroughbred Guitar expertise and feel, to bring Louis’ repertoire into a dangerous new place. You may remember Louis from his dozen “solo” albums and pioneering improv ensembles like Paris Green, or his thunderous big bands, such as The Aspersion Caste. He has also been a featured pianist on recordings of such legendary Australian acts as Died Pretty, Beasts of Bourbon, Laughing Clowns, and Tex, Don & Charlie, and many others. In International circuits he is billed as the Rockpoet of The Night, and he is held in the same high esteem and written and filmed in the same publications and TV specials as his peers John Cale, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. UK Rolling Stone called him The Dark Giant.

He rarely plays in Australia, preferring to “ride on the tide and the wings of the wind”, as so much of his music alludes to, him being a full time sailor. After more than 2 years since The Art of Darkness last played, which filled The Factory Theatre in 2017 and 2015, this night will present a rare opportunity to catch Louis in an intimate and dynamic environment, where, keeping the band small and tight, each performance takes on it’s own life and direction, leaving all three players to leave the script, to allow them to take the music where it needs to go at that particular time. Louis Tillett, as a musician and a bandleader is synonymous with the Sydney Live and Underground music of the 80s, 90s and 00s. Come and find out why he is often touted as a National Living Treasure.

more info [1305200]