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

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

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

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

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

PPMSG7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Plus more guests to be announced.

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

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm doors, 9pm show

Unlocking The Doors has rapidly built up a strong following throughout NSW – a must see outfit totally dedicated to bringing you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors. The band consists of 4 Wollongong-based musicians who have single-mindedly set out to capture the magic of this intoxicating music – taking you back in time with a stunning & unmissable showcase.

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Dec
14
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES: SUPER SOUL CHRISTMAS
Dec 14 all-day

Soul Xmas 20197pm doors, 9pm show

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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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 14 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm doors, 9pm show

Unlocking The Doors has rapidly built up a strong following throughout NSW – a must see outfit totally dedicated to bringing you the true sound of Jim Morrison and the powerhouse performances of The Doors. The band consists of 4 Wollongong-based musicians who have single-mindedly set out to capture the magic of this intoxicating music – taking you back in time with a stunning & unmissable showcase.

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Dec
15
Sun
DANGEROUS SONG and BUKHU @ Django
Dec 15 all-day

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

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

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

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

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DIRT MUSIC ORCHESTRA presents RADIOHEAD EXPANDED
Dec 15 all-day

option-16pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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Dec
18
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Dec 18 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!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

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

GAS7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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Dec
20
Fri
RUSSELL MORRIS @ Django (SOLD OUT!)
Dec 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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WOODSTOCK 50th Anniversary Tribute
Dec 20 all-day

woodstock 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate the 50th 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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Dec
21
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Dec 21 all-day

king-tide 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

Put on your dancing shoes! Sydney’s up-town, jamdown, roots, pop, rocksteady, reggae, gut-soul, sound…. King Tide are coming back to Django. These Aria award nominees  are Australia’s’ premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band! “There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty KingTide take the stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.” -SMH

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Dec 21 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences – bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age). With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Triple ARIA Award winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend. From Russian Gypsy songs, to tango & klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, “…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

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Dec
22
Sun
IRENE VACONDIOS: GREEK BOHEMIAN BOUZOUKI VIBES
Dec 22 all-day

996pm doors, 7pm show

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

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Dec
27
Fri
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django
Dec 27 all-day

POSTER NO WRITING7pm doors, 9pm show

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..

Featuring each artists popular originals, plus classic Blues & Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi , Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and more… sizzling vocal duets, gospel harmonies and mighty tempting grooves….A real Soul kind of Feeling!!

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VICTOR VALDES MARIACHI BAND
Dec 27 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

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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Dec
28
Sat
NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Dec 28 all-day

Nadz7pm door, 9pm show

Django @ Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!!

Nadya and Zoran’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. . Zoran Todorovic’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills”
(John Shand, SMH).

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ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Dec 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Dec
29
Sun
LIVE CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON SONORA
Dec 29 all-day

armando6pm doors, 7pm 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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RHYTHMS OF ZIMBABWE with CHRIS GUDU, SIMBA MUSHETE & MORE @ Django
Dec 29 all-day

chirs6pm doors, 7pm show

When the rhythms of Zimbabwe come to town the nation starts to smile, and the dance is inevitable. Come and celebrate the rich heritage of the music of Zimbabwe, from authentic traditional to old hits and contemporary lively township jive. Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe). Chris Gudu was born to a musical family and has always known music to be his life. There is always the unmistakable and unique magic when Chris Gudu takes to the stage.

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

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Dec
30
Mon
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Dec 30 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 8pm show

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
Dec 30 all-day

BEatles7pm doors, 8pm show

‘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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Dec
31
Tue
NEW YEARS EVE with MARSALA
Dec 31 all-day

MAR8pm doors

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

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

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

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

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THE PRAGMATICS: A VERY PRAGMATIC NEW YEARS EVE @ Django
Dec 31 all-day

Pragmatics8pm doors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get in early to avoid disappointment.

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Jan
10
Fri
DAVID BOWIE BIRTHDAY BASH with BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jan 10 all-day

Bowie Unzipped7pm doors, 9pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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Jan
11
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Jan 11 all-day

DANIG7pm doors, 9pm show

Known in legend as “the sound of young America” Motown had more hits than The Beatles, The Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis combined.

The All Star band features a bevy of Australia’s most accomplished singers and musicians playing classic Motown hits from The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha and The Vandellas, Four Tops, Jackson Five, Edwin Star and many more.

Groove and sing along to classic hits including: Reach Out, Heatwave, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Dancing in The Streets, Uptight, You keep Me Hanging On, WAR, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Standing On Shakey Ground, papa was a Rolling Stone and My Girl as well as some more obscure dance groove tracks such as Shotgun, Cloud Nine and The Flick.

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Jan 11 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s and ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif KeitaOumou SangareToumani Diabaté and the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene and together with exciting five piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues and jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”.

Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja and following stand out performances at recent Mullum Music Festival, and WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, irresistible on the dance floor and not to be missed.

“Brilliant, Unique, Inspired – Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian

“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard” Lloyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage

“Doncomodja is an upbeat and exceptional album” Richard Giles, Nexus Magazine

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero and ambassador for Malian culture” Toumani Diabaté.

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Jan
12
Sun
SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Jan 12 all-day

sangeet 1a6pm 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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Jan
15
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB)
Jan 15 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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Jan
16
Thu
TÉTÉ (France) @ 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.

“If you like pop sensibilities with lyrical depth, Tété should definitely be on your radar.” Soultrain

“Tété ought to be crowned France’s folk king.” Paste Magazine

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THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB)
Jan 16 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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Jan
17
Fri
KARISE EDEN
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.

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LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Jan 17 all-day
Margaret St Project

7pm door, 9pm show

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.

Sarah Bedak-Vox; Nenad Radic-drums; Nathan Gatt-Bass; Noa Lidd-guitar; Matt Ottignon-sax and Marjan Nedeski-Accordion.

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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Jan
18
Sat
KARISE EDEN
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.

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LOVE CATS: A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE @ Django
Jan 18 all-day

Love Cats7pm doors, 9pm show

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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Jan
19
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Jan 19 all-day

george doukas money-shot-outside 1 thin6pm doors, 7pm show

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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Jan
23
Thu
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
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
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
30
Thu
BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO: Stewart D’Arrietta performs the music of Tom Waits
Jan 30 all-day

drunken7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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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
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Jan 31 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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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
7
Fri
SIMPLE DREAMS: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT @ Django
Feb 7 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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Feb
8
Sat
THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Feb 8 all-day

ericclapton_001-27pm doors, 9pm show

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

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TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Feb 8 all-day

tijuana taxi7pm doors, 9pm show

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!

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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 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
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
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!

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SMOOTH SAILING YACHT ROCK PARTY @ Django
Feb 14 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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Feb
15
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Feb 15 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE @ Django
Feb 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The NancySinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to the 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 even former red Wiggle Murray Cook 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
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Feb 16 all-day

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6pm doors, 7pm 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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Feb
20
Thu
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
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
22
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Feb 22 all-day

kriola 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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’ will conquer the dance floor 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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Feb
28
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Feb 28 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Feb
29
Sat
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Feb 29 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Mar
1
Sun
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
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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VAN THE MAN: THE AUSTRALIAN VAN MORRISON SHOW @ Django
Mar 6 all-day

Van The Man7pm doors, 9pm show

“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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Mar
15
Sun
SIMA presents THE VAMPIRES
Mar 15 all-day

The Vampires6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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

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

IMG_51177pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

IMG_51177pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

more info [1305200]

Mar
27
Fri
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Mar 27 all-day

Barrio Soul Camelot web jpg

7pm doors, 9pm show

Following fantastic dance nights at Camelot ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to transport you to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.

Fusing African American R&B and Soul with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno and mainly sung in English, the Latin Soul and Boogaloo movement in the 1960’s had a huge influence on the growing Salsa scene in the 1970’s. The unique funky 11-piece all-star band ‘Barrio Soul’ celebrates the era in style and features members of well-known groups, Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno and will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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Apr
4
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Apr 4 all-day

suzie snakepit motown7pm doors, 9pm show

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!

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May
30
Sat
THE MUSIC OF THRILLER
May 30 all-day

thriller7pm doors, 9pm show

The Music of THRILLER presents the worlds BIGGEST selling album of all time live! This tribute to “The King of Pop” will be a unique experience without any gimmicks or impersonators, leaving you up close and personal with the legendary music itself. Performed by an all star Sydney / USA small orchestra, every single piece from THRILLER will be presented live! PLUS a greatest hits collection to celebrate the music and spirit of Michael Jackson!

You have never heard the music this close, this personal or this real. Prepare for the ultimate Michael Jackson experience you have been waiting for- Featuring the impeccable voices of Joseph Gatehau, Naisa Lasalosi and Linda Knight backed by Vincent Lombardo (Guitar), Kevin Camrass (Sax), William Endycott (Trumpet) Phil Lombardo (Drums), Daniel Sing (Bass).

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