7pm doors, 9pm show
Dragon are back, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This version of Dragon rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.
Bass player, Todd Hunter has reformed the band after a much needed break of 10 years. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.
The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Todd and Marc Hunter started the band in 1973 and Dragon sold over 2 million records over 30 years.
The current live show evolves from an intimate acoustic beginning to a spirited, electric, crowd rousing finale. Mark Williams sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and sublime vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon manages to reframe 30 years of Australian musical history into one coherent picture and do justice to a great collection of timeless songs.
Some of Sydney’s best musicians come together in a show overflowing with hits and memories. Songs of the Sixties features classics from The Kinks, Hendrix, Santana, Mamma’s & Pappas, the cream of the British invasion and many many more.
Come down to Django @ Camelot and enjoy a new show featuring the best tracks for the 60’s. The show will include Australian, British and American songs that changed the history of music forever. This salute to the Best of the 60’s will be performed some of Sydney’s best musicians directed by Damien Lovelock! The show featured at the Twilight Taronga series and takes a historical perspective on the era that really defined what soon became popular music.
Musicians include Damien Lovelock (vocals), Amanda Easton (vocals), Gary Fredericks (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Emile Nelson (bass).
Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock & roll – Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.
Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!
Classic Romanian music, from Canberra. At last something sweet from the Capital!
Super Rats play lautari music, from the gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.
After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats to present virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Cine știe cunoaște!
Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.
Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for the Sydney show she’ll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) and Alice Williams (bass & harmonies).
“Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (Canberra Times)
7pm doors, 9pm show
Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo & more. For this very special night, The Chris Gudu Band will be joined by special guests Khaliphani & Tarisai Vushe to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg & Miriam Makeba. Providing the backing vocals will be a trio of Ngaire, Thandi & Nazra. The show will be jam packed with irresistible umbaqanga / township jive music & lots of dancing as they celebrate these 2 legends & their legacy.
To say South Africa has a rich heritage of music is an understatement, producing countless international icons such as Mahotela Queens, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Soul Brother, Soweto Gospel Choir, to name but a few. In recent times many of us have been left broken-hearted at the passing of one such legend – a true ambassador of township jive & kwela music straight from the streets of Soweto. Johnny Clegg, a much celebrated pioneer & an unparalleled exponent of South African rhythms sadly passed away on 16 July 2019 after a long illness. He has left the world a priceless gift of his music well documented on his recordings.
Long before the legendary Johnny Clegg made his presence felt in the music scene internationally the township jive & kwela (umbaqanga) music of South Africa was already well known, celebrated, danced to & sung along to across all the four corners of the globe. It is the true heroes of the music from that part of the continent who paved the way for superstars like Clegg & many others ahead of their time. Among those heroes was none other than Miriam Makeba, the mother of African Music, better known to her fans as Mama Africa. She passed away on 9 November 2008 leaving a musical vacuum that only she could fill.
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.
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”.
7pm doors, 9pm show
The Bernie Hayes Quartet is heading back to Django @ Camelot!
Bernie, John, Jess and Bill will pick and choose tracks from across the four-album catalogue, trading duties on guitar, drums, vibraphone and brass as they go. The BHQ will be playing all night, providing them the time and space to delve into the furthest corners of that library of musical treasures, penned by Bernie.
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.
Jamie Hutchings is known for his solo work as well as acts such as Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and more. Catch Hutchings as he returns to cosy stages across Australia to launch his new limited edition live solo LP King Hits And Goldfish Memories.
Recorded in one night at The Camelot Lounge in Sydney, his new album ‘King Hits And Goldfish Memories’ sees over two decades of Hutchings songs stripped of all accoutrements and presented in their barest form. Some radically reshaped, some faithfully restored.
Special guest on the night is Mark Moldre who is launching his acclaimed third album Fever Dreams. Produced by Jamie Hutchings, Fever Dreams contains some genre-hopping sonic bedlam, fractured Americana-hued bal-lads, jazz-tinged standards, old-school Jungle Book style reggae and ram-shackle/rollicking noir blues.
Both Hutchings and Moldre will be accompanied by double bassist Reuben Wills.
7pm doors, 9pm show
Intense and powerful vocals, driving beats, phenomenal musicality, strength and spirit wrapped up in whiskey swiggin’ wild shenanigans from the next dimension!!
The Z-STAR TRINITY trio comprise of Voice & Gtrs, Bass and Drums. Zee’s Australian line-up features Beck Flatt on Drums (The Red Paintings, Hussy Hicks, Blues Arcadia) and Jez Klysz on Bass (Blue Arcadia, Sunset Junkies). They’ve just taken Australia by storm with a 50-date debut tour including headline festival and venue performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Townsville, as well as inland shows reaching regional and Aboriginal communities. Setting stages alight with their high-octane energy and raw passion, the trio have been touted as the highlight of many a festival this winter. From the Sydney Guitar Festival, to Palm Creek Folk Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival, “Z-Star Trinity blew minds with their high energy driving rock” – Regional Arts NSW.
“Exhilarating to watch!”
– Indulge Magazine
“Z-STAR TRINITY thunder into action with power and force…I could feel the beat through the floorboards, lifting me up out of my seat and onto the dance floor.”
– Australian Stage
The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world the best music ever.
Highlighting the music of Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Morrison, Petty, Segar, Cave, Cash, Mellencamp and so many more. This production will reunite or introduce you to artists and music that will never be forgotten!
Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves, fearturing Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar) Matt Ross (Guitar) Wayne Kellett (Bass) Di Solomon (Keys) George Brugmans (Drums).
You will be taken on a trip that has no artificial additions and is drug free! It’s pure, organic and simply great rock and roll. The Rockumentary Series delivers in words, music and imagery, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men.
Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known at home as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an Australian Recording Industry Group of the Year with a trio of platinum albums. His songs of well-crafted charming cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.
Tim’s solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano. The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of the songs, so it was no surprise when demand rocketed for the performances where the songs were presented without their rock adornments.
In the past couple of years, The Whitlams have been in Orchestra mode and have played with Australia’s best Symphony Orchestras, including the ASO, SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO & WASO, playing to three consecutive sold out tours all around the country. Join us as he returns to solo mode in the beautiful surrounds of Camelot.
7pm door, 8pm show
Conway & Willy Zygier are returning to Camelot!
There is not much you can say about the creative output of Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier that hasn’t already been said:
Blessed with an angelic voice, deft at lyrical wordplay and armed with a seemingly inexhaustive melody well, Conway – and partner Zygier – create songs which become best friends for life. Daily Telegraph
If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less.’ Courier Mail
‘Some of the most engaging songs I’ve ever heard from Deborah & Willy. Some of the music makes the little hairs on my neck and arms stand at attention. That doesn’t happen often. ‘ Bill Riner, Network, Music Programmer, ABC Local Radio
Iconic Aussie country rock band STARS are back again reunited after 40 years with the original line-up of Mick Pealing, Mal Eastick, Glyn Dowding and Roger McLachlan. Catch Stars with Nick Charles on guitar. Special guest KEVIN BENNETT.
Originally from Adelaide Stars moved to Melbourne after being discovered by Beeb Birtles of Little River Band. By this stage the Andy Durant joined the band and began writing some of the most notable Australian songs before his untimely death at the age of 25.
STARS supported The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker and toured extensively to sell out gigs Australia wide. Many have said their country rock blend coupled with Durant’s lyrics were well ahead of their time and are often referred as Australia’s Eagles.