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

Moishe's Bagel7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero & ambassador for Malian culture” (Toumani Diabaté). Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako.

Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene & together with exciting 5-piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues & jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”. Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja & following stand out performances at WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, & irresistible on the dance floor… “Brilliant, Unique, Inspired (Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian)

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NANO STERN (CHILE)
Jan 1 all-day

Nano 7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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ORIGINAL SIN INXS SHOW @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

INXS

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

janis square-sepia-web-tile 1a7pm doors

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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PURPLE DOVES: CELEBRATING PRINCE
Jan 1 all-day

prince

7pm doors

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

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

 Renee-res 1a6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Jan 1 all-day

xtc7pm doors, 9pm show

Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation.

Scarecrow People features members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox and Monsieur Camembert. The band has wowed punters on their last couple of sold-out shows at Camelot and only play infrequently, so book early!

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SIMPLE DREAMS: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

LindaRonstadtListMain crop7pm doors, 9pm show

One of Australia’s finest talents from theatre and cabaret,Angela Ayers stages a tribute to an artist long admired, Linda Ronstadt.

Angela weaves her way through Linda’s many famous songs, linking humorous stories and events with hits such as Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Different Drum, Desperado and the beautiful ballads of the Gershwin great, Someone to Watch Over Me, and the Grammy award-winning song, Somewhere Out There. Her backing band, The Stoned Brumbies, are some of Sydney’s finest musicians.

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SMOOTH SAILING YACHT ROCK PARTY @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Do you like piña coladas? Ever found yourself caught between the moon and New York City?

For one night only, the Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party will take over Django @ Camelot for a celebration of everything yacht. Yacht rock was the music of the late 1970s and early 1980s that was the polar opposite of punk: think gentle singer-songwriter melodies, backed by session musicians playing some slowed-down disco funk. It’s music that, let’s face it, was completely daggy, but which you completely love anyway: think the likes of Michael McDonald, Toto, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs and the Captain & Tennille.

The Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party features an crack 13-piece band, complete with horns and backing vocalists, featuring musicians who’ve played with the likes of Josh Pyke, Lazy Susan, The Lee & Nancy Experience, and Suzy & The Snakepit. Aside from playing some of the songs that got to the top of the Yachtest 100, there’ll be cocktails, a yacht rock-themed photobooth setup, and captains hats galore. And with beats this smooth, you’ll steer your ship to the dancefloor.

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SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

2020 Soul Sangeet6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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THE AUDREYS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

audreys (1)

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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THE BLACK SORROWS
Jan 1 all-day

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

bbking

6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

fallen

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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THE PRAGMATICS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Prag7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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THE RADIATORS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

radiators7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

sandman6pm doors, 7pm show

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

(No flowers please)

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

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

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

“Surprisingly musical and every bit better for it.”

“The show contains a sweetly heartfelt core.”

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

FRINGEWORLD REVIEW – Perth 2020

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THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE
Jan 1 all-day

spookies 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot!

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

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

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

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

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

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

tijuana taxi7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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WOODSTOCK 51st Anniversary Tribute
Jan 1 all-day

woodstock 1a

7pm doors

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate the 51st Anniversary this iconic event, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

This is another show from Access All Eras who have brought other classic album shows to clubs and venues over the last 10 years.The Woodstock show is one of the more interesting shows covering such an eclectic range of artists!

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

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

Bowie Unzipped7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate what would have been David Bowies 73rd birthday and the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowie. Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with an all-star band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust… amongst many other faves. Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jan 10 all-day

metak 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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Jan
12
Sun
THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jan 12 all-day

regent 1a6pm doors, 7pm show

Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Goodman, Basie, Miller and much, much more.

Following many sold out Sundays in recent years, the 17-piece Regent Street Big Band kicks of 2020 with the warmest singers you’re ever likely to see on stage: Sara O’Connor and Scott Shepard. Sara and Scott leave audiences glowing every time they perform – not only great singers, but artists working with the palette of audience emotions. They’re ruthless: they don’t care what mood you turn up in – you’re going to leave feeling great.

Weaving that thread of artistry into the power and kaleidoscope of timbres in a 17-piece big band, you end up with a night of classic swing that you don’t want to miss. The wall of sound that is a big band is an aural and visual feast, every time you experience it.

The band is excited to be kicking off their 2020 programme with this feel-good gig in a room that never, ever fails to turn on the good times.

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Jan
16
Thu
TÉTÉ (France) + LIZ MARTIN @ Django
Jan 16 all-day

tete7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

karise7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

karise7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

cigani weaver 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

carlo7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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Jan
31
Fri
STEVE EDMONDS BAND: HENDRIX & HEROES @ Django
Jan 31 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a heartfelt tribute to the great music and imagery of Jimi Hendrix and a tribute to the greatest guitar songs and bands of the 70’s.

Steve Edmonds is a veteran of the Australian music industry and greater guitar community. His working and recording credits include Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Billy Thorpe, Australian Idol and Renee Geyer to name only a few.

In part one the band pay tribute to Hendrix’s most famous live performances from Woodstock to Monterey Pop, featuring classic hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and many more favourites. Part two is a dedication to the classic rock songs of the 70’s including songs by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, Cream, ZZ Top and many more.

Overall the Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a must for fans of great CLASSIC 70’s style guitar driven rock and Jimi Hendrix devotees. A fun night out for real rock and rollers!

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

Funk mustard copy7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

alaska 1a6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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

mic 2a6pm doors, 7pm show

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! as Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, Yes, that whacky mob of rhythmagicians are at it again: by very popular demand, a new edition of “VAUDEVILLIA” will storm the twin stages of Camelot. Inspired by the vaudevillians of yesteryear, expect music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating & some very funny songs. Where “everything new will be old again” this show promises to be the most bizarre experience you’ll have all year.

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

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

GRegg A7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shanti6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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THE STARS OF THE TEN SOPRANOS
Feb 9 all-day

10 Sops6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

katie & band

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

DW7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

katie & band

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Diesel 7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

Opening the show is Colin Lillie.

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

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Feb
15
Sat
BABY ET LULU (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 15 all-day

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

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Feb 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to Django @ Camelot.

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, – the NancySinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamorous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and Pete Marley on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience. “The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos” “sassy…sensual, haunting” (Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage)

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

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6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alison Forbes

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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EMMA PASK
Feb 20 all-day

Emma Pask7pm doors, 8pm show

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

Nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album, she is super excited to be hitting the road again and sharing her music with you all.

“Two Out” – a chance to catch one of Australia’s finest voices up close and personal alongside Kevin Hunt , in this beautifully intimate duo setting of voice and piano.

Award winning vocalist Emma Pask is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, Emma Pask has firmly established herself one of one of this country’s favourite voices in Jazz.

“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing!” James Morrison

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

Cummings7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

BADLOVES Colour Promo - 17pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

AV6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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MARCIA HOWARD (GOANNA BAND)
Feb 27 all-day

IMG_51877pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

amy7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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DAHLIA DIOR: INTERNATIONAL WORLD CABARET
Mar 1 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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Mar
5
Thu
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Mar 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

‘One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia … with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos … His writing displays a real depth of emotion … reveling in a zest for life and celebration.’ The Australian

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Mar
6
Fri
MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Mar 6 all-day

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

Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra returns to Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge.

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

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

Lenka

6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice.

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

Vince Jones6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

coig7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

armando7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

pour it on 2a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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SIMA presents THE VAMPIRES
Mar 15 all-day

The Vampires6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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

IMG_51177pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

IMG_51177pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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Jul
24
Fri
VAN THE MAN: THE AUSTRALIAN VAN MORRISON SHOW @ Django
Jul 24 all-day

Van The Man

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

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s.
“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites. In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ….. “sound right … oh yes! Van the Man do the business. Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat. Hit or miss? Absolute HIT! “

“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues. With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.

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VICTOR VALDES MARIACHI BAND
Jul 24 all-day

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

In his own right, VICTOR VALDES (harp, vocals) is a truly extraordinary performer, but this is a rare opportunity to experience him in full regalia with his big band Mariachi group, as they play all the Mexican favourites! Trumpets, violins, the works – this will be a tequila-fuelled night to remember! Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a unique sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America. Come and join him at Camelot for a Mexican Party, as he performs with his Mexican Mariachi Band!

A walking encyclopedia of Latin music past and present, Victor has redefined the harp as a solo and lead instrument in a multitude of musical contexts. He’s played with everyone from Angus & Julia Stone and Los Lobos to Jimmy Barnes, and appeared on folk, world music, rock and blues festival stages Australia-wide.

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Jul
25
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jul 25 all-day

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

“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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Jul
26
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Jul 26 all-day

george doukas money-shot-outside 1 thin6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

After a sold out show at the start of the year, George Doukas is back at Camelot Lounge with his band The D Strings for another night of musical mayhem!

If you like some Beethoven with a side of baklava, or Ravel with your Rembetiko, or even Mozart with a slice of moussaka, then join the D Strings at Camelot Lounge for this very special show.

The D Strings is a ten piece ensemble which combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. They perform a mix of original music, traditional Greek, Rembetika and even a taste of Gypsy Jazz (Greek style). And….as indicated above, there is even a journey into the world of well known classical composers.

You can listen or you can dance – the choice is yours. Either way, you can be assured of a memorable evening.

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Jul
29
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Jul 29 all-day

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

6:30pm – 8:15pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Jul
30
Thu
A FANCY EVENING WITH BRENDAN MACLEAN
Jul 30 all-day
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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

The Australian prince of indie-pop broke through with his ukulele anthem ‘Stupid’ in 2013 and debut E.P. ‘funbang1.’ The 2016 release sparked three singles including Tectonic and Free To Love while gathering global controversy for his music video House of Air which the New Yorker quoted, “Should never be viewed in any public setting.”
Likened to a lofi meeting of Robyn and Talking Heads, Brendan released his first LP titled, And The Boyfriends in 2019. The album, his first entry in the ARIA Top 20 Album Charts, saw him exploring more complex lyricism with a newfound subtlety in his vocal performance, built upon his atypically brilliant observational wit and wordplay.

Lovers of cabaret will remember Maclean from his star run in the original production Velvet, featuring Marcia Hines and his performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Praying For Time, a tribute to George Michael. Other notable highlights include his cameo as Klipspringer in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby and more recently his sold out performance at New York’s Club Cumming.

Join Brendan Maclean performing his greatest hits and some other bits, solo on the house baby grand at Camelot Lounge.

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Jul
31
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Jul 31 all-day

Amy Winehouse

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

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

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

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PAT POWELL: THE FUNKY SOUL SESSIONS @ Django
Jul 31 all-day

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

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..

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Aug
1
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Aug 1 all-day

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

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

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

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

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MARSALA
Aug 1 all-day

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

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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Aug
5
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Aug 5 all-day

gac

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

6:30pm – 8:15pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Aug
6
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Aug 6 all-day

rai

6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

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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Aug
7
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Aug 7 all-day

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

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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MALO MALO @ Django
Aug 7 all-day

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

MALO MALO is a highly-potent salsa orchestra based in Australia & Colombia. Musical leader Danny G Felix, a pianist, trumpeter & composer, divides his time between his home in Sydney where he grew up, & Cali, Colombia – the ”capital of Salsa”! For the past 6 years Danny has lived between the two countries & developed a distinct line-up of top-notch players from both. Last year, the combined musicians of MALO MALO released its debut album “AUSTRALEÑO” (including 9 originals and 1 cover). The record is already a firm hit with Salseros all around the world. Several tracks have charted internationally in the top 100 “New Generation Salsa” playlists. It was featured ‘”Album of the week” on Eastside Radio & SBS. The group loves paying homage to the greats, bringing new life to rare-classics; Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe & Grupo Niche. A distinct soulful jazz flavour enriches the catchy afro-latin dance rhythms including guaguanco, mozambique, cha cha, son & songo.

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Aug
8
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Aug 8 all-day

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

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

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THE BEATLES: ALBUM TRACKS, B-SIDES & SELECTED HITS @ Django
Aug 8 all-day

BEatles

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

‘The Album Show’ presents “The Beatles: Album Tracks, B-Sides and Selected Hits”.

Featuring a 4 piece band of some of the most experienced ‘Beatle performers’ in the country, the show will predominately focus on tracks that many would consider ‘second tier’ in the Beatles’ vast catalogue. But these songs are hardly obscure, with some of the most iconic tunes in the Fab Four’s catalogue getting rare live performances, mixed in with a few really obscure tracks, and enough bonafide hits to fill out an informal and complete night of Beatle tunes.

Lead by producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter (The Beatle Boys/Petty Nicks) and featuring John Kater (The Beatle Boys/1927), Rod Auld (The Beatle Boys/Jonah’s Road) and Russell Crawford (The Beatle Boys/Josh Pyke), the night will give these talented musicians an opportunity to explore the catalogue of a band that continues to inspire musicians and music fans alike, in a way never witnessed before in popular music.

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Aug
9
Sun
BUKHU
Aug 9 all-day

Bukhu

6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

Fresh from his recent appearance on The Voice, Bukhu returns to Camelot!

Bukhu Ganburged is a master student of the Music and Dance Conservatory of Ulaanbaatar. Performing the folk musics of Mongolia, and exploring the aural dimensions of sounds generated by traditional instruments and harmonic overtone vocal techniques.

A cultural ambassador of his country. Bukhu combines virtuosic Morin Khuur (Horse Head Fiddle) and Khuumii (Harmonic Overtone Throat Singing) skills to transmit the harmony of Mongolian nomads and Shamanic culture through time and space.

Bukhu’s music brings a contemporary take on the tradition of Mongolian bards of the middle ages and those of ancient times, acting as a national memory bank by working mythologies, historic figures and events into traditional verse form.

Bukhu’s recent live performances explore experimental and electroacoustic sound palettes — using loops and edits created on pedals, portable devices, samplers, synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.

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Aug
12
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Aug 12 all-day

gac

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

6:30pm – 8:15pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Aug
13
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Aug 13 all-day

MEL_AND_CHRIS

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

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams rarely convene for live gigs, so when they do surface, it’s a special event. They will be performing new music from their soon to be released 6th album, as well as tracks from their previous releases, Resisting Calm, Welcome to Violet, Coal, Jerusalem Bay and Blood Oranges. A night not to be missed.

‘Oxley is one of our most underrated vocalist with a distinctive searching range. Similarly, Abrahams’ intuitive ways – best known as part of the spellbinding instrumentalists The Necks – …. a delicate balance of composure and fluidity.’ (Khedoori). Their music gently unfolds before you as classic. Lyrically thoughtful, playful and clever, musically deceptively simple. Abrahams extraordinary talent reveals itself in every facet of every song while Oxley’s voice continues to uplift and beguile. Extraordinary.

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Aug
14
Fri
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django
Aug 14 all-day

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

Back by popular demand…Blues & Soul Extravaganza is a revue style show with two of our finest male Blues/Soul Artists, the legendary Continental Rob Susz( Dynamic Hepnotics, Mighty Reapers) and internationally reknowned Clayton Doley joining Multi award winning Soulful Blues Queens – Liza Ohlback (First Ladies of Soul ) & Kate Lush.

Both these ladies new albums have both hit no 1 on the Australian Blues & Roots charts as well as top 3 in the American Blues charts.

Also joining them is one of the best Engine rooms around, Dave Longo (Doug Parkinson), Greg Ohlback and special Guest Dave Weir (Jessica Malbouy) on Saxophone..

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JUNGLE BOOGIE
Aug 14 all-day

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

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Camelot Lounge!

Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

Enjoy 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!

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Aug
15
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Aug 15 all-day

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

Sydney’s premier soul show! Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee & FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James & more. This explosive 9-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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NADYA’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Aug 15 all-day

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

“A sensational, virtuosic night of Eastern-European & French Chanson with Balkan Rhythms, Edith Piaf, Gypsy Anthems & Dancing Songs, Russian, Polish and Balkan songs – a potent Franco-Euro-Gypsy mixture, guaranteed to uplift your spirits!”

Django @ Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!! Nadya’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure. Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed…” (John Shand, SMH).

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Aug
16
Sun
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET @ Django
Aug 16 all-day

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

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

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

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Aug
21
Fri
LOVE CATS: A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE @ Django
Aug 21 all-day

Love Cats

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

Featuring some of Sydney’s favourite musicians, the Love Cats band chooses some of the Cure’s most loved songs and performs them with likeness to the original recordings.
From the early hits like Boys Don’t Cry and A Forest the band performs the modern hits such as Friday I’m In Love, In Between Days, Close to Me and of course Love Cats.
Capturing the music scene from the eighties to more recent years, Love Cats pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the era. Gothic pop at its best from Head on the Door to Disintegration the band features Sam Joole (vocals); Chris Alford (keys); Dave Kirby (Drums); Jason De Wilde (guitar); Siebe Pogson (bass).

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THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Aug 21 all-day

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

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Aug
28
Fri
JAMES BROWN AND THE GODFATHERS OF SOUL @ Django
Aug 28 all-day

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

Celebrating the music of the original Godfather of Soul and those who he influenced for generations after, The Camelot is about to turn up the heat with some of Sydney’s very best funk musicians performing the greatest soul catalogue LIVE. This will include the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, EWF, Luther Vandros, Ray Charle and more!

Directed by Lombardo Entertainment, who brought you The Purple Doves (PRINCE), The Music of Thriller, The Bruno Mars Experience and Pour It On (80s Funk Live), this event will be impossible to miss. This will be a sell out celebration so be FAST to secure your tickets.

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Aug
29
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Aug 29 all-day

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

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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Sep
11
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Sep 11 all-day
Margaret St Project

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

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

Lolo Lovina’s album Rroma Sapien received a 4 Star review in the London based World Music magazine ‘Songlines’ (June 2016) with Rroma Sapien and RromAntcis both being featured albums on ABC Radio Nationals program, ‘The Daily Planet’

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Oct
30
Fri
NATHAN CAVALERI
Oct 30 all-day

Nathan CavaleriMuch of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

2019 saw Nathan Cavaleri return to the stage after a 5-year struggle with anxiety/depression. His story telling type show captivated audiences around the country including 1000’s at Caloundra Music Festival.

After the breakthrough success of the last tour, Nathan is excited to bring the show back on the road in support of the “Demons” full length album release, featuring a collection of brand new songs amongst fan favourites previously released as singles.

From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John, it’s how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.

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