Jun
1
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND (SOLD OUT! 16 Aug now on sale)
Jun 1 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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Jun
2
Sun
IRENE VACONDIOS, SOTIRIS PROCOPIOU & FRIENDS present ‘SONGS OF GREEK CINEMA’ @ Django
Jun 2 all-day

Music of Greek Cinema7pm doors, 8pm show

Irene Vacondios and Sotiris Procopiou and Friends present ‘Songs of Greek Cinema’ written by legendary Greek Composers, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Mikis Theodorakis and Mimis Plessas to name a few.

Join us for an evening of song and dance celebrating songs and music of the Greek Silver Screen. Songs performed by some of Greece’s finest vocal artists, including, Marinella, Vicky Mosholiou, Jenny Vanou, Grigoris Bithikotsis and the unforgettable Melina Mercouri and many more!!!

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VIVID SYDNEY: CHAOS & THE NIGHTINGALE feat. ILAN KIDRON and BABY ET LULU
Jun 2 all-day

chaos

7pm doors, 8pm show

Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe” – Lao Tzu

This shining collaboration of multi APRA, ARIA and ASCAP award winning singers, musicians, composers and songwriters is a surrendering embrace to the songs and musical pieces that have steered their ships through the storm.

Billboard #1 songsmith and singer Ilan Kidron and his new band Glass Breakers (Jonathan Zwartz, Oliver Thorpe, Stu Hunter, Evan Mannell and Eddie Bronson) are joined by incandescent Camelot favourites duo Baby et Lulu (Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge) and majestic Cantor George Mordechai as they seek solace in the songs that have accompanied them through the chaos of life, love and loss.

This tribute will feature original material and will also borrow from the rich and vast songbook of French chanson, Ladino, Nigun, pop electronica, folk, and punk rock-cabaret.

As a special production for Vivid Festival, “Chaos and the Nightingale” will also feature artist David Brook as he creates a live projection artwork to “dance” with the music.

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Jun
5
Wed
VIVID SYDNEY: THE IDEA OF NORTH
Jun 5 all-day
TION7pm doors, 8pm show

Multi ARIA Award-winning vocal group The Idea of North returns to Camelot for the first time since 2016 to showcase their most recent and best iteration yet. With the addition of incredible vocal percussionist Kai Kitamura, the group’s repertoire, sound and musical expression has broadened in ways that make your experience of what these five singers can do with only the human voice even more incredible.

You’ll hear songs you know and songs you don’t, you’ll luxuriate in the kaleidoscope of feels this group awakens in its audiences.

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Jun
6
Thu
THE MARRAKESH CLUB + GOODMONSTER @ Django
Jun 6 all-day

MC

7pm doors, 8pm show

Come and enter The Marrakesh Club. A fusion of world music, jazz, soul and everything delicious and contemporary awaits.

Harking influences from Cat Empire, James Brown, Buena Vista Social Club and Sade to name a few and combining with flavours from Egypt, Latin America, Poland and the Gypsy caravans of southern Italy.

Opening the night is Goodmonster!

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VIVID SYDNEY: GREGG ARTHUR with QUARTET QUARTET
Jun 6 all-day

 GA7pm doors, 8pm show

Gregg Arthur is an Australian entertainer who’s career has taken him all around the world. In his new show for Vivid Festival Gregg shares the stage with his jazz quartet and string quartet creating a lush, romantic and yet vibrant concert experience. The 2 hour show features personalised orchestrations written for Gregg by the late Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE, as well as arrangements by Andrew Scott, Craig Scott, Tatyana Lukich and Gregg himself, ranging from popular adult contemporary hits, classic jazz standards, and songs written by Gregg that have become much loved fan favourites.

Joining Gregg on stage is Quartet Quartet,
Andrew Scott (Piano), Craig Scott (Double bass), Tim Geldens (Drums), Michael Avgenicos (Tenor sax), Tatyana Lukich (Violin), Nataliya Lukich (Violin), Marianne Yeomans (Viola) and Sally Schinckel-Brown (Cello).

Produced by Meredith O’Reilly

www.greggarthur.com

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Jun
7
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: LOBSTERMAN @ Django
Jun 7 all-day

sgt lobster7pm doors, 9pm show

Lobsterman is one of the great cult artists of our time. Labouring away in obscurity in Sydney (northern beaches – inner west – northern beaches) since the mid-1980s, Chris Lobb’s finely crafted vignettes reflect upon life’s seeming insignificant elements, to sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant effect. He commands a devoted following in Sydney and, curiously, Tasmania. China Pig Records is collating some of the most intriguing tracks from 100+ releases for the Lobsterman Archives series. The show is to launch Volume 3, which brings us up to the year 2000, give or take.

ThIS showcase for Vivid Sydney on Friday 7 June brings musicians together from around the country to reform Lobster’s 1990s bands Unseen and the original Lobsterman band in a one-off celebration not to be missed. Recommended for fans of Captain Beefheart, The Fall and Laughing Clowns. Join us to celebrate a living legend!

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Jun
9
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: LEE COULTER & DIXIE MAXWELL (USA) @ Django
Jun 9 all-day

lee7pm doors, 9pm show

When you start something new, you don’t expect success at first attempt. But when unsigned singer-songwriters Lee Coulter & Dixie Maxwell teamed up for the first time, their single “We You Me” shot to the top of the itunes singles chart in Australia and New Zealand.

It was no accident. “Overnight success” doesn’t apply when there are decades of paying dues between the two of them. As two seasoned singer songwriters – Coulter originally from Brisbane, Australia and Maxwell from San Diego, CA (with a year stint in the Nashville scene) – they have quietly honed their crafts in the background of cafes, bars and restaurants across the USA.

Together, their sound is exponential. It’s like modern indie-folk meets a classic movie. Encouraged by this fact, the success of their first single and a Kickstarter that reached their goal in just 2 days, they have now teamed up for a full duo album as “Lee Coulter & Dixie Maxwell,” to be released in late May this year, and will be touring Australia to play both solo and duo sets for their new fans down under.

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Jun
12
Wed
VIVID SYDNEY: RENÉE GEYER (MELB) + PAULA PUNCH
Jun 12 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

As part of Vivid Sysney 2019,  Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for 2 magical nights of music!

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

Paula Punch has been In the Sydney indie live music scene for some years, including supports with Ed Kuepper, The Gadflys and Neil Murray. More recently doing her own shows with her band “The Fireflys”.

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Jun
13
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: MIDNIGHT TEA PARTY + ON THE STOOP @ Django
Jun 13 all-day

MTP OTS

7pm doors, 8pm show

To celebrate the last week of Vivid Sydney we have a HUGE double bill featuring two of the craziest  party bands Sydney has to offer.

Midnight Tea Party, is a 5 piece band hailing from Sydney’s Inner West. Gypsy, jazz, reggae and drum n’ bass are all blended together to form the band’s unique sound. Cutting it’s teeth on warehouse parties as well as numerous festivals MTP delivers a high energy live set that is packed with party vibes.

Known for their genre bending compositions, expect deep, sub bass mixed with Balkan inspired horn lines and a hard-rock edge reminiscent of Balkan Beat Box and Gypsy Hill.

Come and see why they have been dubbed “the mad hatters of revelry”!!

On The Stoop are a 8 piece of genre-shifting, subversive, uncompromising, horn-driven, cacophonous harmony. Mariachi, Balkan, New-Orleans swing, Spaghetti-Western, Cabaret, Film Score, Cumbia, Punk-Rock are all represented in this adept ensemble of some of the finest musicians around.

The music careers between Balkan Gypsies, Ennnio Morricone, Nino Rota, jazz, rock, ska and a few other as yet unidentified genres. On The Stoop are making a mark with their own style of original sound and their continually unpredictable original music.

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VIVID SYDNEY: RENÉE GEYER (MELB) + PAULA PUNCH
Jun 13 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

As part of Vivid Sysney 2019,  Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for 2 magical nights of music!

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

Paula Punch has been In the Sydney indie live music scene for some years, including supports with Ed Kuepper, The Gadflys and Neil Murray. More recently doing her own shows with her band “The Fireflys”.

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Jun
14
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: FINNLAND The Music of Neil & Tim Finn @ Django
Jun 14 all-day

FinnLand

7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the Neil and Tim Finn songbook, FinnLand features four of the most respected artists working in Australian jazz today. Conceived by jazz pianist Gerard Masters, FinnLand brings together leading Australian artists to reinterpret these popular classics. Joining Gerard is Dave Kempton (Guitar/Vocals), Zoe Hauptmann (Bass) and Evan Mannell (Drums).

This is FinnLand’s first headline show at Django @ Camelot as part of Vivid Sydney.

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Jun
16
Sun
BROADLAND TRIO + KEJAFI @ Django
Jun 16 all-day

broadland 12b7pm doors, 8pm show

Music lovers will be transported around the world when Broadland Trio perform at Django @ Camelot on June 16.

BroadLand Trio play original music influenced by Celtic Music, South American Folklore, Tango, Rock and Modern Classical Traditions, featuring intricate arrangements and Improvisations.

Pianist Sean Valenzuela, violinist James Gastineau-Hills and guitarist Luke Peterson formed the band while studying jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Valenzuela grew up surrounded by the South American music his Argentinian parents enjoy, and Gastineau-Hills is an experienced performer of Scottish music. The concert will include pieces from their album Airs of Places Passed, a musical tribute to places the trio have visited and cultures that have inspired them.

Inspired by the music from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Kejafi play traditional and original tunes and songs on duelling fiddles and Irish bouzouki.

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Jun
20
Thu
MAGPIE DIARIES (Dashville) + KATIE BRIANA, SUICIDE SWANS (Bris) @ Django
Jun 20 all-day

mp7pm doors, 8pm show

Dashville natives Magpie Diaries will take their eloquently soothing soul country to Sydney in June for a special show at Django. The show is part of a national tour for their highly acclaimed debut album Sanctuary and the latest single Honey.

For this show they will be joined by a few special guests, including the amazing Katie Brianna, road testing songs from her yet to be released follow up album, and Brisbane songwriter Kyle Jenkins from psych country outfit Suicide Swans

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MIKE NOCK QUARTET with HILARY GEDDES
Jun 20 all-day

Micke Nock

MIKE NOCK’s quartet make their CAMELOT LOUNGE debut in what promises to be a night of real musical invention plus lots of surprises. With the combined talents of bassist Brett Hirst, drummer James ‘Pug’ Waples and the sublime tenor saxophone of Karl Laskowski, the Quartet punches way above its weight. The musical camaraderie the group shares from many years of playing together, is clearly evident at all their performances. As an added bonus the Quartet will be joined by one this country’s outstanding young musicians in guitarist Hilary Geddes. Warm up your winter with this night of uplifting cutting edge jazz!

Returning from the USA in 1985, after 25 years of touring and recording with the greats, Mike Nock remains an inspiration to everyone who crosses his path musically. After his 1960 Australian debut with the THREE-OUT, Mike then left for the USA, initially gaining world-wide attention with his jazz-rock group The FOURTH WAY. He returned to Australia in 1985, after 25 years touring and recording with the greats, continues to push the envelope and remains at the leading edge of Australia’s creative music scene. His new group combines Mike’s long established quartet of saxophonist KARL LASKOWSKI, drummer JAMES WAPLES and bassist BRETT HIRST, with guitarist HILARY GEDDES, the “new kid on the block” who brings an element of earthiness and unpredictability to the music.

“Mike Nock is an international treasure…” JAZZ TIMES ( USA ) May 2000

“One of the world’s key jazz pianists for the past 45 years.” John Shand – SMH

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Jun
21
Fri
BRING ON THE NIGHT: Celebrating the Music of STING @ Django
Jun 21 all-day

Dittmar_Sting_3714168533977pm doors, 9pm show

One of the most influential and prolific singer/song writers of his time, Sting has a body of work spanning over 4 decades. From his early days, as front man and bassist for The Police, to his stellar and long standing solo career, Sting has continued to evolve and wow fans with his diversity and raw ability to create everything from medieval madrigals to some of the most iconic pop hits of our time.

Come join us for a night celebrating the musical genius that is, Sting. —–With an all star 6 piece band including—– Glenn Cunningham (George Benson, Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian) Eric Aranda (Damian Leath, Diana Rouvas) Darryl Beaton (Delta Goodrum, Jess Mauboy, Guy Sebastian) Emile Nelson (Glenn Shorrock, Taylor Dayne) Nic Jeffries (James Morrison) Warren Trout (Boy George, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes)

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Jun
23
Sun
LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART (Single Launch) + ALICE PEARL WILLIAMS
Jun 23 all-day

LucieT7pm doors, 8pm show

Wheogo Hill is the first song to be released from Lucie Thorne’s extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. To celebrate the song’s release, Lucie Thorne is playing a select run of intimate shows throughout June, in duet with legendary drummer and her long-time collaborator Hamish Stuart.

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, with Kitty & Frank Thorne has woven an astonishing arc of vignettes to create songs which are at once timeless and utterly modern. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane – Kitty & Frank tells a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

“Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (The Canberra Times)

Originally from Melbourne, Alice Pearl Williams (Early Nights, Liz Stringer’s Australian touring band) is now based in Sydney and is stepping back in to the spotlight to join her long-time friend Lucie Thorne for her upcoming shows. Eclectic, lyrical and wry, Alice’s songwriting recalls the quirkiness of Suzanne Vega and melodic urgency of Kate Bush, all while maintaining a unique storytelling style of her own.

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THE AEGEAN QUARTET: SONGS OF THE SEA
Jun 23 all-day

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

This concert style event is set to sell out and is presented to you at Camelot Lounge due to popular demand following their previous sold out shows!

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Jun
27
Thu
BAD MOON RISING: THE CREEDENCE CLEARWATER SURVIVAL SHOW
Jun 27 all-day

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival7pm doors, 8pm show

Bad Moon Rising produces a full evening of hits featuring CCRs rootsy and rocking style. The 60’s and 70’s saw Creedence write some of the most memorable tunes which have stood the test of time. This show has been a wonderful showcase for the talents involved and makes for one hell of a night of partying. Songs featured on the night include: Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Spell on You, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Fortunate Son, I Heard It through the Grapevine, Bad Moon Rising and many more. This is a songbook for young and old.

Band: Shane Flew – guitar/vocals; Nick Meredith – guitar; Ben Little – guitar/vocals; Lloyd G – drums; Emile Nelson – bass/vocals

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LUKE O’SHEA & LYN BOWTELL @ Django
Jun 27 all-day

bowtel7pm doors, 8pm show

Multi award winning Country music stars Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell are touring Australia in 2019 throughout as part of their ‘Love and Laughter Tour’.

With 16 Golden Guitar Awards between them, singer/songwriters Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell, whose sublime voice turned all four judges chairs on the 2017 series of The Voice, have joined forces to share their passion for music, live performance and touring this magnificent country of ours.

Luke and Lyn will share songs, stories and laughter, as they combine on stage to create a live music event even greater than the sum of its already impressive parts.

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Jun
29
Sat
IRON MAIDEN SHOW: INNOCENT EXILES @ Django
Jun 29 all-day

iron maiden

7pm doors, 9pm show

Since their explosion on the scene in the early eighties IRON MAIDEN have been hailed as one of the UK’s greatest live acts and one of the best Metal bands of all time with their fiery brand of music, spectacle and live performance all of which has excited their fans around the planet for over three decades.

Don’t miss this show  as the Innocent Exiles pay tribute to these legends in this incredible show.

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Jun
30
Sun
MARINELLA & KAZANTZIDI TRIBUTE
Jun 30 all-day

MARINELLA KAZANTZIDI 7pm doors, 8pm show

The Golden Couple of popular Greek Laiko of the 50s and 60s.

Greece’s greatest voices to date. The songs, the love story, the era!

Irene Vacondios, Dimitri Haremis, and Nathan Pylarinos and band will set the platform for a celebration of the popular Greek songs that made the couple and their solo careers unforgettable throughout 7 decades to date.

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Jul
4
Thu
DAN TUFFY AKA SONGS FROM DAN + KING CURLY @ Django
Jul 4 all-day

DT7pm doors, 8pm show

If his last show here a little over 12 months ago is anything to go by, this will certainly be a night to remember. Returning to Django @ Camelot for his only Sydney performance of the year, Dan Tuffy aka Songs from Dan is planning something special. He always does. His most recent album was hailed as a “downright masterpiece” and his reputation as a consummate and engaging performer precedes him. Fans of the legendary 80’s/90’s folk-psychedelia outfit Wild Pumpkins at Midnight will recognise Dan, but more recently his drop-dead beautiful solo shows have long been the talk of the town. Dan Tuffy –more than just a dude with a guitar.

King Curly is the invention of local singer/songwriter Steve Appel – a long time enigma of original Australian music. Over 15 years this chiefly acoustic ensemble has been capturing the hearts of music lovers and some of biggest names in the business while remaining virtually unknown to commercial airwaves.

King Curly has toured by invitation with acts as diverse as k.d Lang, Paul Kelly and The Cat Empire throughout Australia, Europe and the US.

After a long absence from the stage, building alternative-design mud houses, Steve Appel has re-emerged. Appel is a true creative. His songs and his buildings are beautiful and relevant to the times.

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Jul 4 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

Rai is a one of Australia’s most respected musical talents: a highly accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As a songwriter, he has been nominated for APRA Song of The Year. His band Thirsty Merc has sold over 250,000 albums and has been nominated for 5 ARIA awards.

Rai’s composition ‘In The Summertime’ has been the theme song to internationally acclaimed Aussie TV show ‘Bondi Rescue’ for 11 consecutive seasons.

Aside from his work in Rock and Pop, Rai performs as a solo artist, basing his performances around his first instrument – the piano – and his love of Jazz, Soul, and Funk music. He has released 4 solo EPs and has toured extensively in Australia and the U.S. since 2012. Some of his notable collaborations have been with with ARIA award-winning guitarist James Muller, Trumpeter James Morrison, and bassist Christian McBride (Sting, Wynton Marsalis band).

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Jul
5
Fri
4 KINGS @ Django
Jul 5 all-day

4KINGS 20177pm doors, 9pm show

4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django at Camelot.

They will will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with song favourites that will keep you moving and shakin’ all night long!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!”

Make sure you get in early and book your tickets as this band has a habit of selling out fast. Whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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Jul
6
Sat
MY GENERATION @ Django
Jul 6 all-day

Metak7pm doors, 9pm show

MY GENERATION – a journey through the history of rock and roll

From the producers of Long live Rock and Roll – the ultimate vintage rock show, comes a glorious showcase of musical talent and innovation that spans more than half a century and just as many hair styles!

From its blues-inspired beginnings right through to its modern-day sound, My Generation will take a walk through the evolution of Rock and Roll, paying tribute not only to the influence that pioneering artists like Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley had on the world, but all their proteges and the many great acts that followed. Acts like the Rolling Stones, CCR, Deep Purple, Queen, Bon Jovi and Guns’n’Roses are just a few to be given the ultimate homage in the only show where you will ever hear all of their music played live under the one roof!

50’s, 60’s,70’s,80’s and even 90’s classics are covered in this ultimate journey through rock and roll history, where no stone is left unturned, and no band is off limits!

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PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Jul 6 all-day

janis square-sepia-web-tile 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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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Jul
7
Sun
ANNA SALLEH & GUY STRAZZ: Afro Latin Moods @ Django
Jul 7 all-day

annah7pm doors, 8pm show

Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz share a passion for Brazilian music – from bossa nova to Afro-samba. Beyond the classics, their performance also includes virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original songs, such as the APRA-awarded Mandela. Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with deep expression. Anna, who performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians. Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, Matt McMahon and Vince Jones.

This fast-emerging and synergetic duo is not to be missed. Find out more at www.sallehandstrazz.com

“The virtuosity is dazzling” – The Melbourne Age

“Unaffected, Warm-hearted” – Sydney Morning Herald

“To die for … Exquisite, uplifting, enchanting” – Troubadour Club

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FUNDRAISING CONCERT for ODESSA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Jul 7 all-day

odessa 2aa7pm doors, 8pm show

It is that time of the year – time to help and to give. After five hugely successful fundraisers, beloved cello player Anatoli Torjinski and his friends invite you again to join the fight against children’s leukemia in Odessa. So far with your help we have raised enough money to provide ongoing support for six children including flying them from Odessa to Germany, Switzerland and Turkey for treatments and consultations. Their parents are beyond grateful for such generosity and now both staff and patients at the hospital call their Australian helpers “the wonderful wizards of Oz”. And that, indeed, is priceless. But we can certainly do more!

It will be an unforgettable night featuring the most outstanding performers in Australia:

Viktoria Bolonina, Gennadi Dubinsky, Elen Rapoport, Leo Novikov, Anatoli Torjinski, Eddie Bronson, Ilya Bayer, Gennady Savkov, Trio “Nueva”, Lucy Voronov, Mar’yana Sywak, Russian Musical Theatre “Musicon”. With special guest artists GREGG ARTHUR and MARK HARRIS.

All proceeds will be passed on to Odessa Children’s Hospital.

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Jul
11
Thu
MATT DRUERY + OSCAR JOE + NIKKI STANISLAV
Jul 11 all-day

TJ11

7pm doors, 8pm show

Head down to Django for a full evening of acoustic acts! This three-act bill covers soulful crowd pleasers, hook-filled originals, mellow reworking’s of some of your favourite tunes, plus guaranteed top-tier stage banter.

The night opens with the smooth vocals of Nikki Stanislav, who is sure to pull out a long forgotten beloved song to get you feeling right at home. Next up will be a solo set by Oscar Joe, as he moves his way through some new, intimate original works, as well as a few adaptations of some much-loved covers. And closing the evening will be none other than Matt Druery, who will perform stripped back, raw versions of his toe-tapping original material, including his currant single out right now “There 4 U”. What’s sure to be the perfect setting for a few wines, some good company and a lot of great music both old and new, this evening would be a bad one to miss out on!

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Jul
12
Fri
‘ELLAS’ featuring ANGELA ROSERO, CARMEN ALICIA & RACHEL DELGADO @ Django
Jul 12 all-day

Ellas7pm doors, 9pm show

“Ellas #3 is the third concert of a series of Latin American female singer’s encounters. After two sold out concert, “Ellas” returns with an exquisite repertoire to open your senses to a night filled up of romance, passion and flavour.

The night it’s a tribute to Latin American music, showing its soul and roots delivering compositions from authors, some known, and some deliciously discovered. Rachel, Carmen and Angela will bring a mixture of andinean, trova, bolero and contemporary tunes.

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WHOLE LOTTA SOUL
Jul 12 all-day

whole lotta soul7pm doors, 9pm show

Whole Lotta Soul is exactly that brothers and sisters – a whole lotta GOOD TIMES with a whole lotta GREAT TRACKS that make you wanna DANCE and GROOVE and SHAKE IT LOOSE!!  Kick-ass soul covers sprinkled with the best Soul Moving originals

Get down to songs like, Heatwave, Son of a Preacher, Rock Steady, California Soul, Natural Woman from bands like The Temptations, James Brown, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder!!

Join Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack and their Soul Movin’ band with special guests Mr Scott Holmes (from Lee & Nancy) and Miss Monica “California Soul” McMahon for some sultry Soul Steam to make your moves on the Django dance floor to warm up your winter!!

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Jul
14
Sun
CHASING THE MOON @ Django
Jul 14 all-day

CTM Live Paul Sax Kathy Vln

7pm doors, 8pm show

Chasing the Moon celebrate Bastille Day with a feast of French Gypsy Jazz, Musette and Chanson spiced up with a soupçon of swing and Latin flavours. The exuberant and romantic sounds of European Jazz come to life with this engaging sextet.

Led by Kathy Bluff on vocals and violin and Paul Burjan on saxophone and flute, the band envelopes you in a rich sound that combines soulful vocals and swinging jazz violin with shimmering saxophone and flute, and that essential Parisian ambience that comes with the piano accordion of Clare O’Meara. Well known Sydney jazz guitarist, John Blenkhorn provides rhythmic pulse and ‘Djangoesque’ solos. Jessica Dunn (Sirens Big Band) on double bass and Mike Quigley on drums lay down the best of grooves.

The darkly chromatic gypsy jazz sound is counterpointed with the light hearted flair of American swing and the irresistible charm of the Parisian café. Ooh là là, c’est magnifique!

“like walking through a music festival in a European village” Simon Marnie, ABC Radio

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SIMON TEDESCHI presents ‘THE WORLD OF GERSHWIN’
Jul 14 all-day
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7pm doors, 8pm show

After a run of sold out shows, THE WORLD OF GERSHWIN performed by Australia’s renowned virtuoso SIMON TEDESCHI is coming back to Camelot!  And given that it’s Bastille Day, you can expect some French repertoire thrown in for good measure.

Tedeschi captures the Gershwin repertoire perfectly; with passionate, vivacious performances that are bursting with life and romance. Harmonica legend Larry Adler (who performed with Gershwin himself) said of him: ‘I just wish Gershwin were here – [Simon is] the best exponent of his music I have ever seen.’ The concert will feature classic Gershwin compositions such as Summertime, 3 preludes, I got rhythm, as well as a beautiful solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, alongside some less familiar but certain-to-become-favourite numbers revealing Gershwin’s extraordinary versatility and creativity, and his unfailing ability to delight. And…as a very special treat, Simon will also perform a couple of pieces from his new album!!

“A warmness, and at times an irresistible groove, instils it with a playful energy…Tedeschi inhabits each sound world perfectly, and shades the transitions flawlessly and with great sensitivity.” (Limelight Magazine, 2014)

“Tedeschi is eminently suited to mine the rich variety that is the Gershwin heritage…Tedeschi can dive and dive deeply he does, with a pulsating delivery” (The NewYorkCity Jazz Record 2014).

“It’s in the solo works that Tedeschi’s art is best savoured, and nowhere more so than in the solo version of Rhapsody in Blue. Here, Tedeschi…really soars” (Limelight Magazine, 2014)

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Jul
18
Thu
GARDEN QUARTET (MELB) + EISHAN ENSEMBLE
Jul 18 all-day

Garden Quartet

7pm doors, 8pm show

Garden Quartet blends contemporary Persian and Western motifs, creating Iranian-Australian world music in a way not heard before. Emotive and delicate pieces, entwined with subtle pop sensibilities, lift into vibrant and triumphant movements.

Taking inspiration from Iran, Australia and beyond, Garden Quartet creates contemporary music that is steeped in history and dares to explore the dualities of multiculturalism. Delicate Iranian poetry entwines as the Quartet delves into themes of place, home, love, loss and hope in original and cherished works. Led by kamancheh player and vocal virtuoso Gelareh Pour, Garden Quartet’s diverse influences carry wisdom and emotion into music that tugs at your heart.

Eishan Ensemble – 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.

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MATT MCMAHON & CARL DEWHURST ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul 18 all-day

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Matt McMahon and Carl Dewhurst are two musicians who have played together on countless recordings and performances and it’s only fitting that they should combine to record a new duo album “Trapeze For Two Atoms”. Come and hear them perform music from this exciting new album as they play improvisations, original tunes, jazz standards, traditional Irish tunes and lots more!

When two of Australia’s most acclaimed jazz musicians came together for their first dedicated duo performance, in a remote bush location, neither anticipated that it would lead them to a new project based on the pure love of playing. Guitarist Carl Dewhurst and pianist Matt McMahon have played together in countless live performances, projects and recordings for over 20 years –with Band of Five Names, Daorum, Trace Sphere, Phil Slater and Vince Jones to name a few – but they had never collaborated on something of their own.

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Jul
19
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG (SOLD OUT! AUG 31 NOW ON SALE!)
Jul 19 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

Commemorating the 36th birthday of 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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Jul
21
Sun
DAMIAN WRIGHT & BOBBY SINGH @ Django
Jul 21 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm 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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THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jul 21 all-day

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There’s nothing that matches the experience of a 17-piece big band in full flight, and nobody who delivers the experience with the joy and enthusiasm of the The Regent Street Big Band, with wonderfully warm singers Jimmy Zappia and Sara O’Connor.

But this night will be literally life changing, with all proceeds being donated in support of the O’Dowd family, who suffered a life changing event earlier this year (more about their story: https://www.gofundme.com/helping-hands-for-mick-odowd/)

A selection of the most exciting hits from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and many more. Don’t miss the chance to feel the big band’s energy up close, and to make a meaningful difference in a local family’s life.

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Jul
25
Thu
JODI MARTIN @ Django
Jul 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

In an intimate concert, Jodi Martin in concert promises an unforgettable indie-folk experience. You will be grateful for the tears in your eyes and the goosebumps on your skin. Drawing on folk, country and blues, Jodi Martin’s dedication to the road has earned her a loyal following in Australia and beyond. In the words of folk legend Arlo Guthrie, ‘if you like James Taylor or Jack Johnson you’ll love Jodi Martin’.

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KARISE EDEN + PAULA PUNCH (SOLD OUT!)
Jul 25 all-day

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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 night is local legend Paula Punch.

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Jul
26
Fri
MARK OATS AND MATTY ZARB ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jul 26 all-day

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

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

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

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

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MENTAL AS ANYTHING (SOLD OUT!!! Sep 21 Now On Sale!)
Jul 26 all-day
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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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Jul
28
Sun
ARREBATO ENSEMBLE
Jul 28 all-day

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Arrebato Ensemble returns to Camelot Lounge!!

Arrebato Ensemble is contemporary flamenco with edge. Led by acclaimed flamenco guitarist Greg Alfonzetti and Damien de Boos-Smith (cello and guitar), the long-time collaborators are joined by Byron Mark (cajon and percussion), and dancer Chachy Peñalver, founder and director of Sydney Flamenco School. This new line-up creates passionately moving performances combining incisive ensemble playing, masterful solos and the beauty and power of flamenco dance.

The group’s previous albums drew critical acclaim with John Shand describing that their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (SMH).

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THE SYDNEY SACRED MUSIC FUNDRAISER @ Django
Jul 28 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Now in its ninth year, the Sydney Sacred Music Festival brings diverse artists and cultures together to create new work, showcase hidden community treasures, and to present events in dynamic spaces.

Our annual fundraiser will give you a taste of what is in store for this year’s festival with a Ghanaian drumming ceremony by Karifi, Philip Glass-inspired compositions by the 7-piece ensemble SPIRAL, and the thunderous voices of the multilingual choir, Aurora Choralis. The night closes with the musicians coming together in a huge, unforgettable finale!

SPIRAL (Philip Glass-inspired compositions)
Karifi (Ghanaian drumming ceremony)
Aurora Choralis (multi-genre, multi-lingual choral music)
Ngọc-tuấn Hoàng (classical guitar)

Come and be moved by virtuosic performances of the rare, beautiful and astonishing music and colour from around the world, and our local suburbs!


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Aug
1
Thu
THE PUNCH SESSIONS with PAULA PUNCH + ACCA-PONY CHOIR @ Django
Aug 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

A beautiful night of music with the Acca-pony Choir and Paula Punch & the Fireflys . Paula Punch has recently returned from touring the Californian West Coast and Nashville returns to Django @ Camelot!   Her music is hard to define – but indie folk is probably closest.

Acca-pony is principally an acapella choir which performs popular songs in a distinct and fun way. With about 20 members they create a wonderful big sound with loads of personality. Fiona Cook of the Villbillies Band leads this community choir with her fabulous energy and her steady double bass to underpin this feel good group.

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Aug
2
Fri
EXILE ON MAIN ST AND THE BEST OF THE STONES @ Django
Aug 2 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Exile On Main Street is one of the most important albums in rock history and has been celebrated recently on the 40th Anniversary. This is the annual Exile run of shows, especially put together and rehearsed to capture the mood of a great part of music history.

The band have performed this show to packed houses and the band capture all the nuances of the Exile recording. You can expect the hits in the second set from Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Can’t Always Get What You Want, Tumbling Dice and Start Me Up as well as the Blues tracks that started the Stones on their long journey. With guest singers from the Sydney music scene and a band directed by Rex Goh this will be the ultimate show for Stone’s fans…

The night features:Steve Hancock (Vocals), Sarina Jennings (VOCALS), Steve Hancock (Vocals), Gary Fredericks (guitar) Nick Meredith (guitar) David Kirby (drums) Chris Alford (keys) Clive Harrrisn (bass)& more….

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Aug
3
Sat
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Aug 3 all-day

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

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THE MARVELLOUS HEARTS (VIDEO LAUNCH) + SHELLEY’S MURDER BOYS + MARTY B RIGHT + DANNY LIM @ Django
Aug 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate- digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation, followed by a noisy workout that would shake the walls of the garage they might have been in at the time. Hell, then I hear a fragment that reminds me of one particular Paul Kelly song, and another faint echo that had me thinking Goanna. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

Turn off the highway and head into the hills with Shelley’s Murder Boys – a band that brings a new verve to the old timey music of the Appalachians. With a haunting fiddle, a rollicking guitar, and a twanging banjo, Shelley and the boys will take you on a journey to their porch in the backwoods.

Marty Bright who often performs under the name “Howling Heart” is a multi-faceted comedian, poet and MC who will spout lyrical wordsmithery with his funky, psychedelic vibes.

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Aug
4
Sun
COMPOSERS IN EXILE with PETER COLEMAN – WRIGHT & NEXAS QUARTET
Aug 4 all-day

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“My friend Peter Coleman-Write has conquered audiences internationally with his beautiful baritone voice. This brilliant Australian star of Opera has performed at Covent Garden with the Royal Opera for 20 years, The Met with New York City Opera and many roles at home with Opera Australia. The man is an icon. It’s a wonderful exploration into the lives and music of brilliant playwrights & songwriters like Bertolt Brecht & Kurt Weill….It’s an extraordinary show & Peter’s voice is a beautiful gift that can’t be missed.” (Gregg Arthur)

World renowned baritone, Peter Coleman-Wright and the fabulous Nexas Saxophone Quartet, bring their universally acclaimed musical theatre piece, Composers in Exile, back to Camelot Lounge.

The show brings to life the musical journeys of renowned German composers escaping Nazi tyranny with music and songs that capture the spirit of the times.

“…..the five performers, their easy charm and obvious affection and enthusiasm for the material, proved a seductive combination” Advertiser Adelaide

“A musically rich and entertaining step back into the Weimar Era…… Well worth checking out. 4.5 out of 5 stars “ Limelight Magazine

“Words can’t adequately sum up quite how marvellous it sounds …….. Quite magical: I challenge anyone not to be bowled over.”The Arts Desk, UK.

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HENRY LAWSON: THE CITY & THE COUNTRY @ Django
Aug 4 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Henry Lawson – The City and The Country’ is a celebration of some of Lawson’s best-loved works told through stories, original songs and his own inimitable poems. Across 2 richly entertaining sets, a group of talented collaborators deliver a fresh view of one of Australia’s iconic writers, including his connection to the Marrickville area. Performers include Oliver Morley-Sattler, James Roy,and Lowell Tarling.

Enjoy a memorable evening with:

Oliver Morley-Sattler, a songwriter, drummer and instrumentalist who wrote the original songs for this production. He is the frontperson of the Grunge duo Paperhill.

James Roy, a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and writer whose books have won multiple awards, including the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the WA Premier’s Book Prize, and the NSW Premier’s History Prize.

Lowell Tarling, a writer, whose books have been published in the United States and…er…Poland. His biography of Australian Pop Artist Martin Sharp is currently being made into a feature film for Mushroom Pictures, titled Ghost Train.

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Aug
8
Thu
THE MEN WHO SOULED THE WORLD
Aug 8 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

A SOULful new show featuring Shane Peters, who vocally channels 9 revered & seminal artists of rock, country folk, pop & soul: Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Freddie Mercury, & Bowie!

This show is not a impersonation of these singers,However Shane’s vocal prowess is hauntingly like the artists he pays tribute to. This show is presented with musical skill of it’s incredible 4 piece band and with Shane’s warm personality and dynamic performance.
THE MEN WHO SOULED THE WORLD is a truly entertaining music tribute that delivers on every level and once you have seen it, you will be SOULED!
Don’t miss this great unique show celebrating 9 very different artists who are also 9 of the very best in musical history.

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Aug
9
Fri
LONNIE LEE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Aug 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Get Ready to rock your sox off, because the ‘Last man standing’ of the original Australian Rock’n’Roll era is coming your way!!

What we mean by the last man standing is, he is the only star from Australia’s original Rock’n’Roll era to to still be writing, recording and releasing songs, the only one to have his own permanent band, ‘The Leemen’ and the only one performing his own show in the leading venues across Australia.

His show is no tribute show, all the many No 1 hits he sings are his own and they are as popular today as they ever were with both radio and audiences.

He brings back memories to those who were there and creates brand new ones for those who weren’t. Both will remember they have just seen and experienced one of the “last men standing” who can truly deliver. Lonnie’s great unique voice and high energy leaves most wondering just how he does it!! But this is a man who not only loves to sing, but uses many of his songs to tell his own story.

The Leemen, Lonnie’s well known band, have been with him for some time, and their lush harmonies and tight arrangements bring class to an already classy and classic act.

You must see and hear Lonnie Lee to know you have been with a true Living Legend!!

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Aug
10
Sat
BOB EVANS (JEBEDIAH)
Aug 10 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

A note from Bob:

It is with great excitement that I can announce my “Into the Night” solo tour travelling around Australia in August and September of 2019!

Since releasing my compilation album “Full Circle” last year, I have had a wonderful time playing shows in a trio with piano and violin, with a 5 piece band as well as on my lonesome with my acoustic guitar, playing and celebrating something that started 16 years and 5 studio albums ago back in a little suburban sun room in 2003.  It has been important to me to wrap up the past, reflect a little, enjoy it and then move forward on to something new.
But now I feel like it is time for me to disappear for a while.

There will be more music, I can assure you of that.  I am always writing and I am looking forward to road testing some new material over the course of this run of shows.
However, after this little rendezvous I shall, like the shadowy man of mystery I am, be disappearing “in to the night” and you won’t be seeing or hearing from me again until I have something brand new and super exciting to offer.

So I do sincerely hope you can join me for this closing of a chapter, this turning of a page, this step in to the beyond.

I shall be playing songs old and new and taking requests.  I’d love the chance to say thank you and to say to you my most heartfelt, not “bye” but “see you in the future”.

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Aug
15
Thu
LIFE vs SCIENCE: In Situ Science Live
Aug 15 all-day

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist? Do they really wear lab coats? Are they really all timid nerds, like in the movies? All these questions and more will be answered In Situ Science’s annual ‘Life Vs Science’ live podcast recording.

Join us in celebrating the Sydney Science Festival once again at the Django Bar (Camelot Lounge, Marrickville). In an evening of laughs and irreverence, a panel of Sydney’s best and brightest scientists and science communicators will reveal all the wonderful and sometimes ridiculous ways that real life collides with science. This year our stellar lineup features Cameron Webb (NSW Health), Fonti Kar (UNSW), Samuel Banister (USyd), James O’Hanlon (UNE) and more to be announced!

This event will be recorded live and released as an In Situ Science podcast.

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Aug
16
Fri
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND (SOLD OUT! Nov 22 Now On Sale!)
Aug 16 all-day

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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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Aug
17
Sat
THE PRAGMATICS
Aug 17 all-day

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

After three sold-out shows at Django @ Camelot, your favourite raucous’n’real bar band The Pragmatics take you on a whole new experience upstairs to Camelot Lounge for a full-blooded Rock’n’Soul extravaganza.

With an extended 8-piece line-up featuring keys and horns, 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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Aug
18
Sun
BEK-JEAN STEWART & THE SOCIETY FOR THE LOST (ALBUM LAUNCH) + MINDY SOTIRI @ Django
Aug 18 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Bek-Jean Stewart and The Society for the Lost will be releasing her latest solo album, Songs from the North, which showcases the powerful poetry of her lyrics as well as the vibrancy of her composing and arranging. She will be joined by long-time musical collaborator Grant Shanahan on bass guitar. The band also features Matt Galvin on guitars, Johnny Gauci on keys, and Lawrence Pastro on drums.

Like many of the artists who have inspired her, Bek-Jean uses vivid, haunting melodies to tell stories of loss, love and redemption. The spirited and even jubilant style of her music starkly contrasts with the deeply-felt emotions of her lyrics. Often referred to as desolate or raw, her words nonetheless transport listeners to a place inside the song. Stewart’s songwriting style is usually described as Americana, although her music also has elements of country, folk, and rock.

Mindy Sotiri writes songs that are spun from the mess of every day life.  She has developed a reputation for her unique and honest songwriting, as well as making the drunk women of Marrickville weep. She will be playing tunes from her critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Women Smoking’.

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JUST US TANGO
Aug 18 all-day

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Surrender body & soul to the drama & elegance of real Argentine tango music. Tango quintet, “Just Us Tango”, will deliver a night of striding rhythms & luscious melodies. Authenticity is promised. Bring a broken heat or just itchy feet. Hear noir romantic classics like A media luz, the rhythmic miloguero Come il Fault, the remarkable work of the Trojan orchestras, & the saucy lyrics of songs like Te llaman, Malevo, & En Esta Tarde Gris. Rodolfo Caivano is the director of Just Us Tango, & he believes that tango can change the world. Born in Buenos-Aires, he cut his teeth in the orquesta tipicas & milongas of the “city of fury”. He co-founded Melbourne’s first Tango Orchestra, & played in the orchestras from Awesome “La Academia Tango Club. He’s joined by the prodigious musical talents of Daniel Rojas (piano), Diego Neder (bass), Helen Popovich (violin), & Charles Hudson (vocals). Don’t miss this Argentine-Bolivian -‘Strayan band playing real tango music as it was intended to be played.

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Aug
22
Thu
BARRY LEEF
Aug 22 all-day

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Barry Leef returns to Camelot Lounge! After starting out in local bands in his hometown of Blenheim- NZ, Barry moved to Wellington-NZ and formed a band called ‘Simple Image’ which after two years on the road managed to reach #1 on the charts with a song called “Spinning Spinning Spinning”.  Moved to Sydney-Australia working in Clubs, Festivals and touring the country with legendary bands Bakery, Supermarket and eventually formed the Barry Leef Band which became the in-house band at The Sydney Musicians Club. Barry soon became involved in studio work and became one of Sydney’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and Radio advertisements over three decades and during this time represented Australia performing in many song and music festivals around the world. He has performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones George Duke and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter to name a few. Don’t miss this incredible intimate show with one of Sydney and Australia’s most iconic voices.

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SKINNY SILVER & THE SHARK: NICK HENDERSON & EMILY-ROSE SARKOVA @ Django
Aug 22 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Skinny Silver & The Shark AKA Nick Henderson (Arcing Wires) & Emily-Rose Sarkova (Chaika) are going to sing you songs of personally epic proportions. What’s real and what’s not is as clear as a clog in a sunstorm. There will be rubix cube inspired hits, introspective bangers, clever lyrics and sweet chords that make you feel real good. And let’s be honest – we are all in it for the feelings. They will be impressively yet unassumingly moving between their multi-instrumentalist personalities (guitar, bass, piano, keys, synths, accordion and siq vocals). It will be intimate. It will be real. Journeys will be had. There will be very special guests announced in inventive ways on the facebook event. To read more about this inaugural outing, go to musicbyemilyrose.com.au. Then to experience all the great live music feels, buy yourself a ticket and maybe bring some friends.

On the night they will be joined by special guests including guitarist Luke Chapman, vocalist multi instrumentalist Matt Clark, rising jazz star singer songwriter Ofri Einav and vocalist and pianist Chelsea Annie.

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Aug
23
Fri
FRANCISCO Y AMIGOS @ Django
Aug 23 all-day

francisco7 pm doors, 9pm show

Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice. His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer. Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

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Aug
25
Sun
AQUI SIAN BEN presented by JOSE ZARB, JESS CIAMPA & DAMIAN de BOOS-SMITH @ Django
Aug 25 all-day

JJD7pm doors, 8pm show

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.

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.

Damian de Boos-Smith is an acclaimed composer and performer who Camelot audiences would know from the incredible Arrebato Ensemble.

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GREGG ARTHUR & JOHN MORRISON’S SWING CITY present THE MUSIC OF SINATRA & BASIE
Aug 25 all-day

gregg 27pm doors, 8pm show

Gregg Arthur and John Morrison’s Swing City take you live to the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966, celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie big band.
Deemed ”possibly the most exciting engagement of my professional life” by the Chairman of the board himself, the Las Vegas gig was Sinatra’s first live recording and featured songs now considered Sinatra classics: Come Fly With Me, Angel Eyes, My Kind Of Town, Fly Me To The Moon, One For My Baby and so many more. Ring-a-ding-ding!

Gregg Arthur is an Australian singer who has performed internationally, and is critically praised by both the press and his peers.
“…the finest male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones”
-Eric Myers. The Weekend Australian.
“I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase…it’s perfect”
-Tony Bennett

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Aug
28
Wed
DIANA ROUVAS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Aug 28 all-day

Diana Rouvas 2 copy7pm doors, 8pm show

Singer, songwriter, powerhouse vocalist and the WINNER of 2019 The Voice, Diana Rouvas waits for no one, announcing two intimate shows at Camelot Lounge! Diana has blown away audiences and judges alike in the 2019 series of The Voice. Now is the time to see Diana LIVE IN CONCERT! You’ll not only hear some of the songs from The Voice (2012 & 2019) but her amazing original songs as well, such as ‘Wait For No One’ and more.

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Aug
29
Thu
DIANA ROUVAS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Aug 29 all-day

Diana Rouvas 2 copy7pm doors, 8pm show

Singer, songwriter, powerhouse vocalist and the WINNER of 2019 The Voice, Diana Rouvas waits for no one, announcing two intimate shows at Camelot Lounge! Diana has blown away audiences and judges alike in the 2019 series of The Voice. Now is the time to see Diana LIVE IN CONCERT! You’ll not only hear some of the songs from The Voice (2012 & 2019) but her amazing original songs as well, such as ‘Wait For No One’ and more.

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SHAI SHRIKI (Israel/Byron) @ Django
Aug 29 all-day

Shai

7pm doors, 8pm show

Shai Shriki (Israel/Byron) Vocalist, Oud & Guitar player, composer and writer of contemporary music with traditional sounds from the Middle East, Hebrew songs and Spanish guitar.

Shai Shriki is an International artist and world traveller from an Israeli and Moroccan Jewish heritage. His authentic voice accompanied by the melodic sounds of the oud and guitar takes you on a journey between deep emotions and great joy!
Original and traditional music and songs.

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Aug
30
Fri
BONDI CIGARS @ Django
Aug 30 all-day

unnamed (3)7pm door, 9pm show

When the Bondi Cigars were first gigging around Sydney, late 1989, they moved in a blues/R&B circuit which, while robust enough since the 60s, had then been sparked into new life by the ‘blues revival’ of the mid-80’s, spearheaded by Robert Cray, Joe Louis Walker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and similar crusaders. And while many of the Sydney bands from that era have vanished, become historical footnotes or undergone major changes, the Cigars – true survivors – have battled on, without ever compromising their distinctive no nonsense style, to become a leading force in Australian R&B.

Shane Pacey (Guitar/Vocals); Alan Britton (Bass/Vocals), Eben Hale (Guitar/Vocals) and Frank Corby (Drums/Vocals)

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Aug
31
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django
Aug 31 all-day

kavalo7pm doors, 9pm show

KAVALO return to Django with their funky mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Sambarock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. A powerful combination that is guaranteed to pump the dance floor and transport you to the hot nights of Brazil… Dancing shoes are mandatory!!!

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

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Sep
1
Sun
NADIA PIAVE & GINO PENGUE: “Vacanze Romane!” or What I Did On My Holidays @ Django
Sep 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Songs and stories from boats, beaches, bars and a B&B or two… from the Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast, 2019

Canzoni, serenate, tarantelle, fiction by Gino Paoli, Ennio Morricone, Frescobaldi, di Capua, de Andre, Tony Renis, Mina, Radiotelevisione Italiana and more… …

It was a small bus rather than a vespa, and the 40 plus degree heatwave in Europe right now didn’t make for the most comfortable travel conditions. But for the whole of July the Piave-Benvenuti clan took on some of Italy’s coastal glories as well as all the major tourist centres (in the height of Italian summer – what were we thinking!) and endured endless midday reruns of Don Matteo and Mina docos… but they lived, deliciously, to tell the tale. Now Nadia wants to sing it for you – suddenly all those songs from Italian summers of long ago make sense.

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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Sep 1 all-day

mic 2a7pm doors, 8pm show

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! as Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, inspired by the vaudevillians of yester year. Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating and some very funny songs. See Mic Conway, Phil Donnison, Marcus Holden, Cazzbo Johns, and Junkyard Jeremy Cook plus special guest Bruce Glen “The Gentleman Magician”.

Where “everything new will be old again” this show promises to be the most bizarre experience you will have all year.

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Sep
5
Thu
KRISTIN BERARDI & SAM ANNING @ Django
Sep 5 all-day

KB7pm doors, 8pm show

Kristin Berardi and Sam Anning are both highly regarded composers, performers and improvisers. Don’t miss this special evening of music featuring the intimate pairing of just their two instruments – double bass and voice.

Between the two musicians they have won multiple international and national awards but it’s upon hearing them collaborate that you get a sense of their depth of expression, groove and presence. They recently returned from NYC where they recorded a band album, and played at the famous jazz club Birdland. This will be the first concert in their national tour for their debut album as a duo, and is guaranteed to be a special evening.

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MICHELLE LITTLE CELEBRATES PATSY CLINE’S BIRTHDAY
Sep 5 all-day

MLittle-Cover-Shot-web-res 1b7pm doors, 8pm show

Celebrate Patsy Cline’s Birthday with us! “Michelle Little Sings the Songs of Patsy Cline” takes you on an emotional journey through the songs and stories that made the legend. Michelle, who released a live recording of the show in 2014 has been staging her tribute at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the past 10 years. Fans can’t get enough of Michelle’s version of classics like “Crazy” and “I Fall To Pieces”.

Michelle Little has been touring nationally and internationally for more than twenty years. She has performed at festivals from Mildura to Nashville and venues from The Blue Bird Café to the Sydney Opera House. She has released two full albums with both receiving airplay in Australia and overseas. Michelle returns to Camelot Lounge with her heart-wrenching vocals and a band of top country musicians. Join us in celebrating the Birthday of the great country diva, Patsy Cline.

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Sep
6
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
Sep 6 all-day

james taylor 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

A Tapestry of Fire and Rain is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance – the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends (of more than 40 years) and collaborators, prominent Jazz singer Di Bird and Peter O’Regan capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. They are joined in this venture by the master of guitar Steve Brien as Musical Director and Max Alduca on double bass.

Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favourites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must!

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THE MABELS present THE TARANTINO EXPERIENCE @ Django
Sep 6 all-day

QUENTIN-TARANTINO7pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney favourites The Mabels bring you THE TARANTINO EXPERIENCE, songs from and inspired by the movies of Quentin Tarantino.

From Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, the iconic soundtracks of Tarantino have scored a generation of classic films and now the Mabels bring all your favourites (and some others) to the stage in a rollicking night that’ll have you on your feet and dancing like Vincent Vega and Mrs Mia Wallace.

Join The Mabels in the Django (unchained) Bar @ Camelot lounge for a wild night of love, revenge and rock and roll.

It’s guaranteed to the the Quentin-sential Tarantino night. (See what we did there?)

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Sep
7
Sat
MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Sep 7 all-day

Monterey Pop Festival 7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrating the music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s! This show highlights the best and most influential songs from the bands of the era that had the greatest impact on the Festival. The Monterey Pop Festivals was a 3 day concert held on the 16th June to the 18th June in 1967. The 7000 capacity was eclipsed threefold, as the Festival took off and became a huge watershed for the counter culture just like Woodstock that happened 2 years later. The festival is remembered for appearances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Mammas and Pappas, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The festival became known as having sown the seeds of the Summer Of Love which would make a historical mark for more generations.

Featuring: Amanda Easton (vocals); Floyd Vincent (guitar & vocals); Steve Bull (bass); Lloyd G (Drums); Tim Wedde (Keys) and Rex Goh (guitar)

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Sep
8
Sun
ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS (SOLD OUT!)
Sep 8 all-day

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5pm doors, 6pm show

*Please note early show time.

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists! From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia, to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’ and into the 21st century as a solo performer, Wilson has never been out of the limelight. Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson has written hits for Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham and Joe Cocker, and produced smash hit albums for Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Skyhooks and Screaming Jets. Come Back Again to see an absolute solid gold legend of rock and his full band ‘The Peaceniks’ perform all his hits!

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SANDY EVANS TRIO WITH BOBBY SINGH + TONY GORMAN & BOBBY SINGH @ Django
Sep 8 all-day

Bobby Sandy

5pm doors, 6pm show

An uplifting Indian-jazz intercultural project showcasing some of Australia’s leading jazz and Indian musicians. Featuring soulful, melodic improvisations and stunning tabla and drum exchanges, this is music to lift the spirit and nourish the soul. ‘…masterfully performed fusion of jazz and Indian classical musics with a sprinkling of other influences from across the globe’. Cummins, 2015. This group is led by Sandy Evans whose collaboration, Bridge of Dreams, was a highlight of the 2019 Sydney Festival and features Bobby Singh, Brett Hirst and Toby Hall.

Virtuoso musicians Tony Gorman and Bobby Singh will be making a rare appearance in Sydney at this special concert. “If life is largely about how one rises to adversity, then Tony Gorman is a champion of the art.” John Shand

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Sep
12
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris)
Sep 12 all-day

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Ed Kuepper will be hitting the road again this September and doing two intimate solo shows at Camelot. He’ll be debuting a swag of new material which will hopefully see light of day on his planned next solo album plus pulling apart some familiar and some not so familiar tunes from his past catalogue to see what makes it all tick…

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

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HAMED SADEGHI / JEREMY ROSE / LLOYD SWANTON @ Django
Sep 12 all-day

SRS 7pm doors, 8pm show

Rose/Sadeghi/Swanton perform long-form improvisations inspired by the Persian Radif and renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi’s (Eishan Ensemble) music.

Featuring Sadeghi alongside award-winning jazz saxophonist Jeremy Rose (The Vampires, The Strides) and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, the catholics), this is an exciting collaboration driven by an exploration of musical discovery.

With inspiration from Anouar Brahem, Spiritual Jazz, Evan Parker, John Surman, and The Necks, their music draws from many influences and yet sounds uniquely their own.

Hamed Sadeghi – tar
Jeremy Rose – saxophone and bass clarinet
Lloyd Swanton – bass

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Sep
15
Sun
ABBY DOBSON
Sep 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Abby Dobson, formerly of platinum-selling band Leonardo’s Bride and currently of Aria-nominated French ensemble, Baby et Lulu, returns centre-stage at Camelot Lounge on the back of her new album, “It’s Okay, Sweetheart”, for this special show. Performing as a five-piece band of heartbreakers featuring; heavenly harmonies, strings, piano, bass, guitars…and Abby’s sultry, mournful voice, this show will be an intimate paean to the power of the heart….

“Abby Dobson is blessed with one of the most distinctive voices in Australian music — a smoky, intrinsically romantic instrument that she’s used to bewitch audiences over the years” – The Age, Melbourne

“… I swoon as she effortlessly plays with syncopation and phrasing, melody, and the beating hearts of the audience.” – Revolver, Sydney – Live review

“….startlingly beautiful” – Daily News, New York

“Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow release melodies like a body into a scented bath”. – Rolling Stone, Australia

“A mega-watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether” – The Independent, England

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MOULIN ROQUE: DARK WORLD CABARET @ Django
Sep 15 all-day

MR7pm doors, 8pm show

A truly unique musical experience not to be missed, Moulin Roque is a sophisticated cabaret rock show starring Susannah Mirana. It draws upon years of this versatile artist’s experience and ‘genre-hopping’ to deliver a multi-faceted performance via an eclectic mix of alternative rock, new wave and dark wave music, injected with potent shots of theatre and cabaret. A fiery yet delicately balanced cocktail.

Accompanied by a stellar band comprised of multi-instrumentalists – Jess Ciampa (Jeff Duff, Monsieur Camembert) Paul Najar (Wa Wa Nee) and Adrian Petlevanny (Musician/Songwriter/Producer) she delves into the catalogues of artists as diverse as k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Eartha Kitt and Nirvana.

Moulin Roque takes the many strings of a passionate performer and ties them up into one evocative little package. It’s one you’ll want to unwrap again and again.

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Sep
19
Thu
AIRE: FOLCLOR COLOMBIANO @ Django
Sep 19 all-day

 aire crop7pm doors, 8pm show

Come and experience the sounds of Colombia! Aire is a multicultural group guided by Francisco Castillo, a pioneer of Colombian traditional music in Australia – with years of experience performing around the country.

They are influenced by the music of the Pacific region of Colombia, reviving traditional sounds that carry ancestry & roots from the African diaspora. From the Pacific region they bring rhythms like bunde, porro, currulao, using traditional instruments such as Marimba, cununo, guasa, bombo. From the Caribbean they perform cumbia, bullerengue & champeta, and for these rhythms they use tambora, maracas, llamador, alegre & gaitas. These traditional sounds blended with guitar & drums create a modern fusion that is intoxicating & uplifting.

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DON WALKER & BAND + ROY PAYNE (SOLD OUT!)
Sep 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

Roy Payne is opening the night.

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Sep
20
Fri
DON WALKER & BAND + ROY PAYNE (SOLD OUT!)
Sep 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

Roy Payne is opening the night.

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Sep
21
Sat
PHIL WIGGINS (USA) & DOM TURNER ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Sep 21 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The trans-pacific traditional acoustic blues duo, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner, is a collaboration of old friends—America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, 2017 US National Heritage Fellowship award recipient Phil Wiggins, and legendary Australian blues guitarist/vocalist, Dom Turner.

Music critic Bruce Elder aptly describes their music as: “..a reverential homage to those timeless blues masters from 2 blues devotees infused with a real passion that reaches beyond imitation.”

Phil toured the world for the best part of 35 years with the Piedmont Blues duo Cephas & Wiggins. Dom Turner has played and toured for the last 30 years with the acclaimed Australian blues band, Backsliders.

The Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner debut album ‘Owing the Devil a Day’s Work’ was released 27 February 2015 through Rocket Distribution (Australia) and through Itunes and the follow up, ‘Wolf Tickets’ will be released in September 2019.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents a LEONARD COHEN BIRTHDAY BASH @ CITY RECITAL HALL
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

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Please note this show is at CITY RECITAL HALL and NOT at Camelot.

After sold out concerts at City Recital Hall in 2017 & 2018, Triple ARIA-winning ensemble Monsieur Camembert (plus very special guests) return in 2019 to celebrate Leonard Cohen’s 85th birthday! Drawing on Leonard Cohen material that spans some 35 years, Monsieur Camembert’s critically acclaimed show traverses styles rarely if ever associated with Cohen, including Swing, jazz, tango, Latin, klezmer etc. Linking the songs with Cohen’s remarkable poetry and prose, the show also features audio fragments of Cohen himself…

For 13 years, Monsieur Camembert has been touring this ARIA-nominated show, playing capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including headlining the prestigious International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

“Monsieur Camembert simultaneously generates fresh perspectives on Cohen’s astonishing work and exposes deeper truths… a must for Cohen and Camembert fans alike” (John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)

“If you like Leonard Cohen, you ought hear Monsieur Camembert’s Famous Blue Cheese. You more especially ought hear it if you dislike Leonard Cohen: here’s your cure for received notions/ nonsense about Cohen as a byword for gloom! Spirited, musically assured, eclectic and downright fun. They never imitate Cohen, but do right by him, with glee…and sensitivity.” (Doug Spencer, Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National)

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Sep
22
Sun
JEFF LANG: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Sep 22 all-day
Sep
26
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris)
Sep 26 all-day

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Ed Kuepper will be hitting the road again this September and doing two intimate solo shows at Camelot. He’ll be debuting a swag of new material which will hopefully see light of day on his planned next solo album plus pulling apart some familiar and some not so familiar tunes from his past catalogue to see what makes it all tick…

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

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LAURA ZARB: THE SOUL EXPRESS @ Django
Sep 26 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Laura Zarb, as part of Sydney Fringe 2019, presents The Soul Express.

Audience members become passengers on The Soul Express and are taken on a one-hour train journey with Laura Zarb as she regales them with original tales and tunes. With her unique blend of wit, neuroses and charm, she addresses the pressures of perfection, anxiety and life in our modern day, technologically fuelled world.

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.

Opening the show is Shalane. Shalane is a multi-disciplinary performing artist spanning film, theatre, & music. As a musician, she has released 3 studio albums and toured nationally with her recent project ‘Siskin River’ performing at numerous events around Australia including Falls Festival, National Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff & Fairbridge.

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Sep
27
Fri
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration
Sep 27 all-day

Funk mustard copy7pm doors, 9pm show

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Camelot Lounge to set the dancefloor 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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Sep
29
Sun
CYANO TRIO: TRIBUTE TO GIANNIS SPANOS & GIORGIO HATZINASIOS
Sep 29 all-day

S7pm doors, 8pm show

In the ‘Piano Bar’ tradition, popular trio Cyano will be presenting the unforgettable classics of Giannis Spanos & Giorgos Hatzinasios, two of Greece’s most celebrated pianists & composers. Nikos Sousamidis (Guitar/Vocals), Anna Papoulia (piano/vocals), & Irene Vacondios (vocals) will present timeless songs from the 60s & beyond, sung by some of Greece’s best vocalists including Parios, Poulopoulos, Mitsias, Kokotas, Marinella, Galani, Alexiou, Kanelidou, & Tsanaklidou.

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HUGO LEAL & FRIENDS @ Django
Sep 29 all-day

Hugo

7pm doors, 8pm show

Award winning Chilean-born singer/songwriter Hugo Leal formed part of the New Song Movement in Chile from 1975 – 1982 and has twice been the winner of the Latin American Song Festival – International Song category for his original compositions.

For this very special intimate night of Latin Music in Django at Camelot, Hugo performs his original compositions , as well as covers of Victor Jara and Silvio Rodriguez.

Loved and revered in the Latin American community, Hugo has been performing in Australia for over 30 years. He will perform this show with some very special guests in what promises to be an amazing night.

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Oct
3
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR: NOBODY DOES IT BETTER
Oct 3 all-day

Gregg7pm doors, 8pm show

Gregg Arthur is an Australian singer, songwriter and actor known for his intimate vocal style.

Gregg Arthur is singing some soul groves and old school R&B on October 3rd at Camelot Lounge, with an extraordinary band: Charlie Meadows on guitar, Mark Harris on bass, Daniel Pliner on keyboards and piano, and Cameron Reid on drums.

Songs include Gregg’s spin on tunes by Ray Charles, Sting, Roberta Flack, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and Carly Simon

Some people got it, and some people don’t. Gregg Arthur is one of the ones who does.
It’s the devilish art of being a jazz singer.”  – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

www.greggarthur.com

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THE THIN WHITE UKES @ Django
Oct 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie in lovingly handcrafted arrangements for three precision ukuleles — soprano, tenor, baritone — and lush three-part vocal harmonies. Since 2014, the elegantly attired Melbourne trio has crafted an evolving repertoire of classics spanning six decades, from Space Oddity to ‘Heroes’, Let’s Dance to Blackstar, with intimate instrumentation and maximum heart.
Put on your red shoes. They’ll be floating in a most peculiar way.

“I was singing along like a lovesick teenager”
Kate Ceberano

“A new standard of what to expect from this humble instrument”
Steve Kilbey

“You’ve never heard Bowie quite like this.”
Time Out Melbourne

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Oct
4
Fri
RUMOURS: A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC @ Django
Oct 4 all-day

rm7pm doors, 9pm show

Access All Eras presents Sydney’s best Fleetwood Mac show which captures the band’s sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town.

Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don’t Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more…

Line up: Amanda Easton (vocals),Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Rex Goh (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Oct
5
Sat
MUDDY WATERS AND HOWLIN WOLF GO PSYCHEDELIC @ Django
Oct 5 all-day

howlin7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

For this show, Drey Rollan, Howlin Alvarez, Bobbie Green and Moses York are backed by one of the best rhythm sections town featuring Lozz Benson, Scott Leishman and Johnny G. They will play through these two classic albums back to back so get ready for some blues rock Psychedelia Madness!!!

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Oct
6
Sun
SIMON KINNY-LEWIS & IAN HOLLISTER present LEGENDS OF BLUES @ Django
Oct 6 all-day

SKL6pm doors, 7pm show

” Simon Kinny-Lewis ( SKL ) is the full package. His guitar playing is up there with the best guitarists of today ” – BluesRockReview 2019

He has performed/ recorded with the cream of the crop of Blues, Chris Cain, Nate Ginsberg
( Herbie Hancock ), Christian Howes ( Robben Ford ), Simeon Cain ( Henry Rollins Band ) and many more.

Simon’s band is one of Australia’s most respected and finest rhythm sections, Tony Boyd – Drums ( Josh Smith, Eric Steckles, Kate Lush ) and Rob Ewan ( Josh Smith, Eric Steckles, Karen Lee Andrews and more ) They are joined for this special show with Ian Hollister on Blues and Chromatic Harp as the pay tribute to some of the legends of blues including Elmore James, Robert Johnson, BB King, Freddie King and more!

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Oct
9
Wed
JOSEPH TAWADROS BIRTHDAY BASH
Oct 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Join the Joseph Tawadros Quartet as they return to Camelot Lounge to celebrate Joe’s Birthday and play a selection of favourites for you.

Joseph Tawadros – Oud,James Tawadros – Egyptian percussion, Matt McMahon – Piano, Karl Dunnicliff – Double bass

‘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.

‘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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Oct
10
Thu
DANIEL WELTLINGER & ZOHAR’S NIGUN ALBUM LAUNCH: ‘SZOLNOK’
Oct 10 all-day

Weltlinger 7pm door, 8pm show

‘This is the one he’s been working towards. This is the one where the violin sound flows like thickened cream; where the programmatic ideas and the purely musical ones are in complete accord..’ – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, 26. July 2019

“It is impossible to overstate the charm of this album. In every sense of the word it is a fabulous music journey. The violin sings in the hands of Daniel Weltlinger like no other..” – Peter Winkler, The Music Trust, 28. July 2019

Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger presents his critically acclaimed new album release ‘Szolnok’ along with Zohar’s Nigun (Daniel Pliner – piano, Simon Milman – bass, Robbie Avenaim – drums/percussion). The remarkable true story of Weltlinger’s grandfather’s violin from Szolnok, that was carried around the world from Budapest to Vienna to Marseilles to Casablanca to Sydney to Berlin and beyond.

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Oct
11
Fri
DRAGON (SOLD OUT!!!)
Oct 11 all-day

DRAGON 24A

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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SONGS OF THE SIXTIES @ Django
Oct 11 all-day

Songs_of_the_60s_(1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Some of Sydney’s best musicians come together in a show overflowing with hits and memories. Songs of the Sixties features classics from The Kinks, Hendrix, Santana, Mamma’s & Pappas, the cream of the British invasion and many many more.

Come down to Django @ Camelot and enjoy a new show featuring the best tracks for the 60’s. The show will include Australian, British and American songs that changed the history of music forever. This salute to the Best of the 60’s will be performed some of Sydney’s best musicians! The show featured at the Twilight Taronga series and takes a historical perspective on the era that really defined what soon became popular music.

Musicians include Amanda Easton (vocals), Gary Fredericks (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Emile Nelson (bass).

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Oct
12
Sat
THE SICARIOS: TOM PETTY BIRTHDAY PARTY feat DAVE WARNER, MARTIN CILIA & NICOLE WARNER
Oct 12 all-day

The Sicarios (Poster) (With FB Link + Celebrating Tom Petty) (FINAL) copy7pm doors, 9pm show

The SICARIOS will be focusing on the late Tom Petty’s music, with special guests  Dave Warner, Martin Cilia (Mentals, The Atlantics) and Nicole Warner!

“The SICARIOS excel at something that few other bands have been able to truly nail. They take classics from three heavyweights and not only do they honour the music completely – which they do with rich harmonies, steely guitar riffs and rhythms, and total cohesion – drummer and frontman Lloyd G, manages to inject entirely new layers of meaning and significance to the music.

By sharing his relationship to these seminal tunes, Lloyd’s reverence and respect for the music that shaped him as an inquisitive young man from Burma growing up in Australia, further elevates the music. And that’s not even to say how he perfectly captures the vocal timbres of Fogerty, Petty and Young.

Don’t be fooled into thinking The SICARIOS are just another run of the mill tribute show. This band will have you captivated from start to finish, and you truly won’t want the show to end!

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Oct
13
Sun
JOANNA WEINBERG: Pandora’s Bag, A designer song (and bag) collection
Oct 13 all-day

unnamed (1)6pm doors, 7pm show

Superlative storyteller and songwriter Joanna Weinberg returns to Camelot with her internationally acclaimed cabaret act about bags , baggage and the fabulousness of women – Pandora’s Bag . This show has been a critical and audience hit and has played everywhere from Camelot to Cape Town.

Hilarious subject matter includes Old Bags, Tea Bags Garbage Bags, Laundry Bags , Doctor’s Bags , Green bags, Bag Porn and the ethics ( or lack of ) the international handbag industry. The audience are encouraged to show and tell personal ‘bag stories’ to win a prize. Although the show is inspired by women, men love it too – as men have their own baggage.

Joanna Weinberg has just completed a sold out run of ONCE the musical at the Darlinghurst Theatre where she played accordion and the role of Barushka. She won the Sydney Fringe in 2013 with her original musical Lifeforce and won hearts in 2018 with her new musical starring Genevieve Lemon, The Secret Singer. In 2019 Joanna had a new play ‘Minky Opens a Gallery’ on the Sydney Fringe. She was the songwriter and co screenplay writer on Goddess the movie starring Magda Szubanski, Ronan Keating and Laura Michelle Kelly for which she was nominated for a Critics Circle award for best music. Joanna has played at Camelot many times with her autobiographical show ‘The Piano Diaries,’ as well as ’ Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs ‘and ‘Pandora’s Bag.’ She is an acclaimed and award winning playwright, songwriter , director , storyteller and actor and is not to be missed under any circumstances.

‘Nailed her subject matter , highly recommended,’ Lisa Thatcher
‘Thoroughly entertaining , ‘ Gabby Patterson -What’s on Sydney
‘Genius, Brilliant offering ,’ Illiam Sebitz -5 finger review
‘Clever as Noel Coward ,’ Bronwen Fullerton -Sydney Arts Guide
‘Essentially a feminist love song ,’ Emma Castle -Sydney Scoop

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SUPER RATS @ Django
Oct 13 all-day

SuperRats26pm doors, 7pm show

Classic Romanian music, from Canberra. At last something sweet from the Capital!
Super Rats play lautari music, from the gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.

After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats to present virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Cine știe cunoaște!

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Oct
16
Wed
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Oct 16 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

★★★★½
“In a voice like dark chocolate, she wrapped vulnerability around a core of steel” (SMH). 60 years after Nina Simone first recorded ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ during a mammoth 13-hour recording session, this acclaimed one-woman show returns to Camelot! Written & performed by former Girl Overboard frontwoman Lisa Schouw,

The Other Woman weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs shining a new light on the legendary singer’s celebrated but troubled life. Schouw, together with Musical Director Peter Bailey, lovingly unwraps the layers to reveal Simone’s finest & darkest hours. Arts critic John Shand wrote of the show that Schouw “immediately establishing that she understood there can be no pretending when conjuring up the spirit of Simone. This had to be about baring the truth, as raw, furious & impassioned as that might be. For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked, however, Schouw also had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, & this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.”

Expect to hear classics such as My Baby Just Cares For Me, House of the Rising Sun, I Loves You Porgy & Four Women. And expect to come away from The Other Woman knowing & feeling things about Simone that you may never have known or felt before.

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Oct
17
Thu
LUCIE THORNE launches KITTY & FRANK
Oct 17 all-day

lucie a0708505068_10 crop7pm door, 8pm show

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for the Sydney show she’ll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums), Matt McMahon (keys) and Alice Williams (bass & harmonies).
“Vast and often breathtaking… these songs glow in the smoke of Thorne’s incredibly expressive voice” (Michael Dwyer, The Age)

 

http://www.luciethorne.com

http://www.luciethorne.com

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NATASHA STUART @ Django
Oct 17 all-day

NS7pm doors, 8pm show

Natasha was an absolute stand out on this year’s season of “The Voice” with her incredible story but more importantly, her consistent delivery of amazing performances. She’s toured with the who’s who the music industry including Aussie icons Tina Arena, Richard Clapton, & Cold Chisel as well as international greats Michael Bolton and Boy George. You may have even seen her performing at any number of venues all around Sydney with her own band. For this special show at Django, Natasha will be sharing an intimate night of acoustic music performed with guitarist, Joseph Calderazzo.

You’ll be treated to great songs and more than a few stories along the way. She’ll be performing her own original music as well as favourites from other breast cancer survivors including artists: Anastacia, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton John and Carly Simon. This will be an uplifting, inspiring and fun show!

“Beautiful, beautiful performance” – Boy George
“Your voice just then brought everyone together, brought this room together. I just loved what I saw, it was beautiful” – Guy Sebastian

“You made us all feel something and you gave me chills all over my body… I’m just so proud of you, you just absolutely nailed that performance” – Kelly Rowland

“I love where you sang that song from. That’s the part when I went “wow” this is what happens just after you go through what you’ve just gone through, and you’re a fighter and you’re a survivor. This is the part where you sing like that.” – Delta Goodrem

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Oct
18
Fri
ICONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC: JOHNNY CLEGG & MIRIAM MAKEBA
Oct 18 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo & more. For this very special night, The Chris Gudu Band will be joined by special guests Khaliphani & Tarisai Vushe to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg & Miriam Makeba. Providing the backing vocals will be a trio of Ngaire, Thandi & Nazra. The show will be jam packed with irresistible umbaqanga / township jive music & lots of dancing as they celebrate these 2 legends & their legacy.

To say South Africa has a rich heritage of music is an understatement, producing countless international icons such as Mahotela Queens, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Soul Brother, Soweto Gospel Choir, to name but a few. In recent times many of us have been left broken-hearted at the passing of one such legend – a true ambassador of township jive & kwela music straight from the streets of Soweto. Johnny Clegg, a much celebrated pioneer & an unparalleled exponent of South African rhythms sadly passed away on 16 July 2019 after a long illness. He has left the world a priceless gift of his music well documented on his recordings.

Long before the legendary Johnny Clegg made his presence felt in the music scene internationally the township jive & kwela (umbaqanga) music of South Africa was already well known, celebrated, danced to & sung along to across all the four corners of the globe. It is the true heroes of the music from that part of the continent who paved the way for superstars like Clegg & many others ahead of their time. Among those heroes was none other than Miriam Makeba, the mother of African Music, better known to her fans as Mama Africa. She passed away on 9 November 2008 leaving a musical vacuum that only she could fill.

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Oct
19
Sat
ICONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC: JOHNNY CLEGG & MIRIAM MAKEBA
Oct 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo & more. For this very special night, The Chris Gudu Band will be joined by special guests Khaliphani & Tarisai Vushe to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg & Miriam Makeba. Providing the backing vocals will be a trio of Ngaire, Thandi & Nazra. The show will be jam packed with irresistible umbaqanga / township jive music & lots of dancing as they celebrate these 2 legends & their legacy.

To say South Africa has a rich heritage of music is an understatement, producing countless international icons such as Mahotela Queens, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Soul Brother, Soweto Gospel Choir, to name but a few. In recent times many of us have been left broken-hearted at the passing of one such legend – a true ambassador of township jive & kwela music straight from the streets of Soweto. Johnny Clegg, a much celebrated pioneer & an unparalleled exponent of South African rhythms sadly passed away on 16 July 2019 after a long illness. He has left the world a priceless gift of his music well documented on his recordings.

Long before the legendary Johnny Clegg made his presence felt in the music scene internationally the township jive & kwela (umbaqanga) music of South Africa was already well known, celebrated, danced to & sung along to across all the four corners of the globe. It is the true heroes of the music from that part of the continent who paved the way for superstars like Clegg & many others ahead of their time. Among those heroes was none other than Miriam Makeba, the mother of African Music, better known to her fans as Mama Africa. She passed away on 9 November 2008 leaving a musical vacuum that only she could fill.

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MARSALA @ Django
Oct 19 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

chaika 1466_image_68418742_2371817012873751_1981861174966222848_o7pm doors, 8pm show

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
20 Years of ‘CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD’: A Tribute To The Music Of LUCINDA WILLIAMS @ Django
Oct 24 all-day

rs-214806-lucindsa7pm doors, 8pm 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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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
8
Fri
PAT POWELL: THE FUNKY SOUL SESSIONS @ Django
Nov 8 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm 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..

Joining Pat is Ray Cassar – Trumpet; Justin Di Leo; Bass; Bob Donaldson – Drums; Dev Gopalasamy; Bill Risby – Keys; Ed Shots – Sax.

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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

19-11-10_carlotta-centanni_live-shows_romamore-django-26pm doors, 7pm show

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

20190805_1002046pm doors, 7pm show

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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THE AUDREYS @ Django
Nov 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Three time Aria Award Winning, Blues & Roots sensations The Audreys are returning to Camelot!  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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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

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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
23
Sat
A BIT OF BRIT @ Django
Nov 23 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Drawing on their collective love of British pop and rock, the guys from The Winstons have teamed up with good friends from the Inner West music community to join them and celebrate the truly remarkable music from the UK in the past 50 years, ranging from the ground-breaking rock 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 include • Blur • The Clash • The Cure • Dave Edmunds • Echo and the Bunnymen • Elvis Costello • Eurythmics • Joy Division • New Order • Pretenders • Radiohead • The Smiths • Verve • XTC and more! Artists performing on the night include: Zoe Carides (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience), Suzy Goodwin (Suzy and the Snakepit, Fallon Cush) Steve Starr (Doppelgangers, Di Levi & the Levitations) Scott Holmes (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience, Whole Lotta Soul) and The Winstons frontman Peter Long. Don’t miss this fantastic show!

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Nov 23 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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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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