Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge for 2 nights!
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”.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE the music of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground Including a performance of Lou Reeds album masterpiece ‘TRANSFORMER’
starring: Jeff Duff and a killer band featuring John Encarnacao, Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!
A gutsy and powerful night of very cool music – ground breaking music that evolved from Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York during the creative madness of the 60s and 70s.Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground produced the trailblazing sounds that changed the nature of popular music forever.
Jeff Duff and a killer band salute Lou Reed with a performance of the entire ‘Transformer’ album plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed/ Velvet Underground classics.
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.
Come and enjoy this evening of beautiful music, as Evelyne regales you with material from her soulful album, “Songs of My Heart”. You will hear a variety of music – melodic Yiddish songs with Evelyne’s lyrics in French and English, evergreen classics in an exotic mix of languages, and her own expressive compositions.
Violinist virtuoso Daniel Weltlinger, visiting from Berlin, happily features in this launch, as he does on Evelyne’ s CD.
The lineup of wonderful musicians also includes –
Marcello Maio – accordion/piano
Cameron Jones – guitar
Mark Harris – bass
Banditaliana celebrates its 25 years anniversary with a new album and a tour of Australia!!
With the scent of the Mediterranean sea, always a source of inspiration for their music, they are hitting with range of new songs and instrumental compositions. Music that has no borders, where tradition and innovation merge and blend together.
The quartet was founded in 1992 by Riccardo Tesi and is now one of the most famous internationally known Italian groups in the world music scene.
Original compositions, instrumental virtuosity, precious rhythmic blends and refined arrangements make up the stylistic element of the group that with its light and cheerful music has enchanted the audiences of the most important folk and world festivals.
Instigator of the rediscovery of the diatonic accordion, Riccardo Tesi revolutionised the image and vocabulary of this popular instrument by forcing the narrow boundaries of ethnic music to be included in the jazz and singer-songwriting field.
Due to huge demand after 3 sold out shows, this must see show returns to Camelot Lounge!
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!
7pm doors, 8pm
Winners of the BBC Folk Award for “Best Duo”, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin combine hauntingly beautiful vocal harmonies, astonishing instrumental virtuosity with genre-bending material telling tales of myth, history and legend.
Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK’s best dobro and harmonica players. Having immersed himself in the music of the British Isles, America’s deep south and Indian classical music he specialises in lap slide techniques, drawing together these diverse influences to create a unique and captivating voice. His innovative harmonica style combines Country Blues with beat-boxing to jaw-dropping effect.
Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing on fiddle, viola and banjo, her songs weave folklore and legends around beautiful melodies and haunting harmonies.
This extraordinary UK duo have performed at Woodford, Cygnet, Illawarra, Fairbridge and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, and Blue Mountains Music Festival to an overwhelmingly warm reception.
“Imaginative dobro, guitar and harmonica work … evocative fiddle and banjo playing and enchanting vocals.”
4.5 stars ★★★★½ ~ Tony Hillier, The Australian
“Combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma… Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original.” – The Guardian
“A modern classic… one of the best duos on the planet.” – BBC
7pm doors, 9pm show
There’s no other decade like the 80’s. It was THE era of BIG HAIR, BIG HITS, BIG FUN and the birth of MTV Unplugged
To celebrate the 30 years since MTV Unplugged graced our TV screens, Australia’s favourite 80s band presents the hits of THE BEST decade ever, Plugged and Unplugged
First Set: Stripped back & raw… the band allows the lyrics and melodies to shine as they take on all the classic 80’s hits like Careless Whisper (George Michael) Cyndi Lauper (True Colors) Take On Me (a-ha) Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi) and Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna) and many more of your favourites in acoustic mode, showcasing just how good the songs of the 80’s really are, and why we love them so much!
Second Set: All inspired we FLICK THE PARTY SWITCH, plug in and bring the night home big time, in our famous dance party mode.
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.
Since the release of Snarski’s acclaimed debut solo album “Wounded Bird” there’s been an album of cover songs (by request | recorded on an iphone)~ “Low Fidelity”, then the return to his beloved band The Blackeyed Susans for the album “Close Your Eyes and See” …and in-between a set of short whimsical, music and family related tales within his sweet memoir “You’re Not Rob Snarski ~ Crumbs from the Cake”.
So it makes perfect sense “Sparrow & Swan” (his second solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes ~ there are stories here from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki …and the weather ~ there’s always the weather, the extremities ~ the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice …and birds, what’s with the birds?
The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki ~ think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.
Tickets go on sale 9am, Wed 13 Feb.
Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, and Grasshoppers on a mid-sixites summer eve – these were the glory days of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.
TIJUANA TAXI is a natty 8 piece ensemble (with real marimba!) that evokes the mood and music of the swinging sixties, faithfully recreating 21 classics of this unique, upbeat, melodic group whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and 70’s and will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s music that spans generations.
With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.
TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!
Rick Price returns to Django @ Camelot for a rare intimate show.
“Price’s voice is beautifully melodic. The years since his hits ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Not A Day Goes By’, have given his tone greater maturity and lushness while retaining a soaring boyishness. He offers these songs with a fresh touch, they lilt and drift through the audience like saccharine kisses.” – The Music
“When I think of the very best that the Australian music industry has to offer, Rick Price and his debut album are always at the top of my list. While it has been over 25 years since I was first exposed to this exceptional album, I can say with complete honesty that it feels as fresh as the day it was released.” Mark Greentree Subject Sounds
“Whether you’re a seasoned Rick Price attendee or seeing him for the first time, Rick’s honest banter and engaging stage presence has you leaving his gig feeling like you’ve’ know him for years. When it comes to Australian male vocalists and songwriters, Rick Price deserves to be regarded among the very best.” – The Rockpit
5 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. Katie will be exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Elixir, Vanguard and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate, stripped back setting.
A Tapestry of Fire and Rain is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance – the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends (of more than 40 years) and collaborators, prominent Jazz singer Di Bird and Peter O’Regan capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. They are joined in this venture by the master of guitar Steve Brien as Musical Director and Max Alduca on double bass.
Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favourites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must!
7pm doors, 8pm
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