Jul
13
Fri
LEANNE PARIS & LIZA OHLBACK @ Django
Jul 13 all-day

leanne and liza 2 (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

The soulful and Sultry Leanne Paris is back, and joins forces with Blues powerhouse Liza Ohlback, for one special night. With her undeniable talents on the fender rhodes, and a voice that soothes like a summer cloud then launches into a raspy musical bark, Soul Queen Leanne who toured with Jon Cleary (new Orleans Piano Monster) will lead a tight 6 piece band through some unique Acid Jazz/groove fuelled songs, whilst triple chain award winner Liza, with a voice that ranges between the richness and depth of Etta James to the heights of Aretha Franklin, will deliver her special brand of passionate Soulful Blues Jazz and Gospel .

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Jul
15
Sun
BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS with BABY ET LULU + special guest ILAN KIDRON (Potbeleez)
Jul 15 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 8pm show

ARIA nominated Baby et Lulu return to Camelot to celebrate Bastille Day!!!

Join us for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi! ‘Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France.

The will be joined by special guest Ilan Kidron (Potbeleez)!

“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian

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DAN TUFFY & LUCIE THORNE @ Django
Jul 15 all-day

DT and LT7pm doors, 8pm show

Cool grooves, a sultry sound and a genuinely idiosyncratic approach to creating music with a story to tell forms the finer stuff that seeps through the cracks of Dan Tuffy’s majestic songs. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy has been around. Back in Melbourne in the 80s, he was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. Later he would become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low (2002 – 2012) as well as being a founding member of one of the Netherlands most unique world music groups Parne Gadje.

Lauded for writing “some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear” (**** The Age), Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Lucie Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career.

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Jul
16
Mon
KATIE NOONAN: SOLD OUT!!!
Jul 16 all-day

ktnoonan 7pm doors, 8pm show

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.

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Jul
19
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris) SOLO & BY REQUEST (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jul 19 all-day

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

By popular demand Ed Kuepper revisits his Solo & By Request show this June / July performing material from right across his 50+ albums and a career that began in 1977 with The Saints groundbreaking release (I’m) Stranded.

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

The Saints, Laughing Clowns and solo Kuepper Klassics it’s all up for grabs. Whisper loudly and Herr Kuepper might even drop in solo versions of those great new Aints! classics.

Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You was played on the proviso that the audience joined in, which resulted in a sublime call-and-response chorus singalong that even seemed to leave the great man speechless for a moment. Kuepper then confirmed, with a wry smile, that he’d “never heard it quite like that before”. This was followed up with the dynamic Electric Storm before Kuepper finished up his set with the first request of this evening: The Way I Made You Feel. – The Music Perth review

Don’t miss (Sir) Ed Kuepper Solo & By Request!

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MINGUS AMONGST US @ DJANGO
Jul 19 all-day

Mingus 17pm doors, 8pm show

Steve Fitzmaurice (baritone sax) brings to life the fiery, energetic compositions of Charles Mingus with an all-star line up including Chris O’dea (tenor sax), Peter Farrah (alto sax), Jamie Cameron (drums), Marty Holoubek (bass), Rose Foster (trombone), Mark Barnsley (trombone), Ray Cassar (trumpet), & Tim Fisher (piano).

‘Mingus Amongst Us’ perfectly captures the raucous, fiery energy that Mingus and his compositions were famous for!

“It’s raucous, just as Mingus would have liked it!”
Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz

“Earthy, passionate and sophisticated, blues and gospel inspired jazz”
Roger Mitchell@Ausjazz.net

“There’s so much energy in Mingus, so much of it is released by this ensemble” Roger Mitchell @Ausjazz.net.au

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Jul
20
Fri
JESSE YOUNAN 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE SHOW
Jul 20 all-day
Singer / Song Writer / Guitarist Jesse Younan. Pic - Callaghan Walsh

7pm doors, 9pm show

Returning to Camelot Lounge for the 4th year in a row, the Jesse Younan Tribute Show is a very special evening when a collection of some of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters pay tribute to Jesse Younan’s masterful song writing by performing a collection of his songs.

This year’s line up is the biggest yet, featuring Abby Dobson (Leonado’s Bride/Baby et Lulu); Mike Elrington (VIC); ​Lyn Bowtell (The Voice 2017); Brendan Gallagher (ex Karma County); Lexi Clark (The Voice 2016); Emad Younan (The Voice 2016); Keith Armitage; Khristian Mizzi (VIC); Maxine Kauter; Joe Kelly (ACT); Chris Neto; Adam Pendergast and James Gurney!

Sydney singer/songwriter Jesse Younan passed away on 22 July 2008 after a short battle with leukaemia after just finishing his fourth studio album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’.

The album received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by Jesse’s unique, beautiful singing and masterful song writing.

The night promises to be a moving and powerful celebration of a exceptionally talented musician who used the magic of words and music to cope with life’s struggles.

To mark the 10 year anniversary, a special posthumous double-album of Jesse’s incredible demos and home-recordings entitled ‘Fragments’ has been carefully compiled and will be available officially at the Show.

“There is no softness in a Jesse Younan song but there is much tenderness. By that I mean that he doesn’t avert his eyes, or yours, from harshness lived or observed … Astonishingly good.” – Bernard Zuel (SMH)

This show WILL SELL OUT as it does each year. Get in early and DON’T MISS OUT. All proceeds go the Leukaemia Foundation.


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Jul
21
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! Oct 6 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 21 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!!!  He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Jul
22
Sun
Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)
Jul 22 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

After a HUGE show at Camelot with Z-Star Delta in March, she is back with another project!

Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed!

Zee has also played multiple times at Glastonbury and at Radio City Hall in New York.

“Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game,” – The Music

“Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration.” – Rhythms Magazine

“One force of nature you should truly experience!” – Indulge Magazine

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Jul
25
Wed
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jul 25 all-day

melandchris-photo-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

The music of Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams gently unfolds before you as classic. Lyrically thoughtful, playful and clever, musically deceptively simple. Abrahams extraordinary talent reveals itself in every facet of every song while Oxley’s voice continues to uplift and beguile. Extraordinary. Mel and Chris are currently working on a new album to be recorded in the latter part of this year….so be ready for lots of new music from these two amazing musicians.

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Jul
26
Thu
GIFFEN + NIKKI STEINFELD @ Django
Jul 26 all-day

giffenandnikki7pm door, 8pm show

With wistful, melodic charm and poetic lyricism, burgeoning new-folk ensemble Giffen return to Django!

Since the band’s formation in 2016 by seasoned singer/songwriter Marie Le Brun and long time musical partner, accordionist Luke Sweeting, Giffen have been winning the affections of folk and country music lovers alike with their nostalgic reflections of youth and family, enhanced by their lush instrumentation which includes rich, multi-layer harmonies, mandolin, double bass and beautifully placed percussion.

“Earnest and vulnerable…an experience that touches the soul” – The Summer Hill Folk Festival
“A standout act!” – The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Since Nikki’s return from her travels overseas, she has embarked upon some new roads musically. On this night, she brings to the stage new tunes to sweeten your ears. Nikki will tell you tales and sing you love songs; a little folky, a little jazzy, a little blue, with touches of intimacy winding throughout.

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Jul
27
Fri
STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django
Jul 27 all-day

steve7pm doors, 9pm show

Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

A juicy stew of Blues, Funk, Jazz & Rock styles provide a platform for Steve to paint pretty pictures with his age old Sratocaster. Steve Plays an eclectic mix of Original tunes and pays humble homage his heroes.(Jimi, Stevie, Wes, Rev Billy G, Beatles, Zeppelin, Eric C ..you get the drift.)

Edmonds’ many years as guitarist to some of Australia’s finest recording artists (Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodrem, Margaret Urlich, Chain, Hippo’s, Matt Finish and Shannon Noll to name a few) has earned him a quality reputation as sideman to the stars and guitarist extraordinaire.

The Steve Edmonds Band offers a great night of groove, guts & glory in one of their rare Sydney performances. Do not miss out!!

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Jul
28
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! Oct 6 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 28 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!!! He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Jul
29
Sun
THE SYDNEY SACRED MUSIC FUNDRAISER @ Django
Jul 29 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

The night will give you a taste of what is coming up in this year’s Festival in September with performances by of Sacred music from East Turkistan, China, the Balkans and contemporary Australia.

A night of the sacred, fun and community, featuring: Muqam Rak – Shohrat Tursun, The Love of a Mystic -Sacred, Rituals from the Balkans, Woman’s Gathering -Reflections on the Sacred andSacred Music from China.

A night to build our community and promises to change your internal chemistry.


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Aug
1
Wed
SIMON TEDESCHI with special guest ANDREW HAVERON
Aug 1 all-day

ST AND HV7pm doors, 8pm show

Brilliant pianist Simon Tedeschi returns to Camelot with a new duo program with violinist Andrew Haveron, concertmaster for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Presenting works famously performed by the legendary duo of Fritz Kreisler and Sergei Rachmaninov, together they will perform some of the best-loved works for violin, and piano. Virtuosic, moving and dramatic sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert, two of the great Romantic composers; Grieg’s violin sonata is nothing short of spectacular and Kreisler’s Fantasietta spirits you directly into the dance halls of Vienna.
Two leading classical artists in a daring duo show for Camelot – classical music at is most exciting. Not to be missed.

Program:
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.8 in G op.30 no.3
Grieg Violin Sonata no.3 in C minor

Schubert Duo Sonata in A major
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

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Aug
2
Thu
ALEYCE SIMMONDS + BRAD BUTCHER @ Django
Aug 2 all-day

ASandBB7pm doors, 8pm show

2018 Golden Guitar Winners, Aleyce Simmonds and Brad Butcher, combine to tour the A + B = Country in your town tour, this July onwards.
Highly Respected for their songwriting prowess and musicianship, both artists have been award finalists and winners many times over.

Aleyce Simmonds is the 2018 Golden Guitar Winner for Female Artist of the Year, the 2017 APRA Award Winner for Country Work of the Year and 2017 Independent Artist Of The Year.
Having spent the past 12 years in the Industry, travelling the world creating and recording music, this Tamworth Country Music Capital local lives on and for the road, sharing her life and experiences through song.

Brad Butcher is the 2018 Golden Guitar Winner for New Talent Of The Year.

He has toured Australia and the United States of America multiple times over, including a performance at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe.
Brad’s most recent, Golden Guitar Winning Album, From The Bottom Of A Well encompasses Butcher’s take on Americana music, a great blending of genres, to create a sound that is uniquely his. It also showcases the further development and outstanding quality of Butchers songwriting and vocal skill..

Opening the night is Zac Roddy & George Goodfellow.

www.aleycesimmonds.com
www.bradbutcher.com

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EMMA PASK
Aug 2 all-day

emma pask new-photo-2016-2a7pm 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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Aug
3
Fri
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute (SOLD OUT!!!)
Aug 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate 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!

Bernie Segedin (vocals), Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Nick Meredith (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums & vocals) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Aug
5
Sun
LEISA KEEN presents ‘SARAH, ELLA and ME’ @ Django
Aug 5 all-day

sarah ella and me leisa keen 04162582847pm doors, 8pm show

Experience the power-house vocals and sensitive lyricism of Leisa Keen, as she presents the popular hits of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and some of her own personal favourites in an evening of swinging jazz and soulful standards. Songs include- ‘Lover Man’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Perdido’, ‘How High the Moon’, ‘Misty’, and many more of your classic favourites.

Featuring the phenomenal finger wizardry of John Mackey on Sax, the sublime tone and dexterity of Miroslav Bukovsky on Trumpet, the dramatic brilliance of Darren Ormsby on Trombone and the sensational ‘Rhythm King’, Hamish Stuart on Drums- these musicians re-create some of the magic of the 50’s and 60’s band arrangements, as well as their own stylish new creations.

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THE AEGEAN QUARTET: SONGS OF THE SEA
Aug 5 all-day

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

This concert style event is set to sell out and is presented to you at Camelot Lounge due to popular demand following their show in February!

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Aug
9
Thu
LIFE VS SCIENCE: LIVE PODCAST RECORDING
Aug 9 all-day

lifevssciencetweet6pm doors, 7pm start

It is the searing agony you feel when you find inaccuracies in science fiction movies. It is checking your pedometer hourly, not because you have to, but because you want to. Being a scientist is not just a profession, it is a way of life. In Situ Science returns to the Camelot Lounge in 2018 to celebrate the Sydney Science Festival with a live podcast recording.

A panel of Sydney scientists will take us on a comedic journey through the passions and pitfalls of a life in science. Dr James O’Hanlon from In Situ Science and the University of New England will introduce a panel of Sydney’s best scientists and science communicators, to discuss the way that science and life collides. Our panel featuring Deiter Hochuli (USyd), Sophie Calabretto (MQ), Naomi Koh Belic (UTS) and Mike Kasumivoc (UNSW) will discuss important topics including the imminent uprising of introverts, whether the glass ceiling is really just a walk-through aquarium, and why you shouldn’t refer to your first born as a ‘pilot study’ in public.

The event will be recorded live and released as an audio and video podcast via In Situ Science. Food and drinks can be purchased at the Camelot Lounge on the night.

Tickets are only $5 online!

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Aug
10
Fri
LO CARMEN ‘LOVERS DREAMERS FIGHTERS’ ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Aug 10 all-day

lo carmen7pm doors, 9pm show

“Sultry vintage soul and cosmic country sounds …Carmen is simultaneously reflective and a storyteller” Glide Magazine

Lo Carmen’s evocative way with words, her gilded vocals and poetic candor possess a timeless radiance, a sense of wanderlust, of restlessness, a singularly defining romantic vision of the world and her place in it. To launch Lovers Dreamers Fighters, her sixth solo album to date, Carmen will perform her unique brand of atmospheric Americana with a full band – featuring musicians from The Cruel Sea,The Mess Hall and the Holy Soul along with her father, piano man Peter Head.

Clash Magazine described Lovers Dreamers Fighters as “divine… a real charmer… soaked in experience, in the kind of poetry that only comes from a life lived”

“Lo Carmen reaches the parts other songwriters can’t touch…. I put her on the same pedestal as Kris Kristofferson, Tom T., or Merle Haggard.” Something You Said

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Aug
11
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT (SOLD OUT!!! Oct 27 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 11 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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A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django (SOLD OUT!!!)
Aug 11 all-day

james taylor 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Aug
12
Sun
BRIAN CAMPEAU: GET BLIND WITH BRIAN, THE SEQUEL! (Sydney Guitar Festival) + BUNGARRIBEE
Aug 12 all-day

Brian_02-edit7pm doors, 8pm show

For the Sydney Guitar Festival, Brian will be arranging music for a unique performance where the audience is to be blindfolded.

After receiving rave reviews from his SOLD OUT SGF 2017 performance, Brian returns for his victory lap with ‘Get Blind with Brian! The Sequel.’
Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is much less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. That’s because some people don’t like his sense of humour, but that’s ok, right?

He’s originally from Canada, but he’s been in Australia since 2003, so that pretty much makes him true blue.
Though he tends not to like being compared to other artists, he does see some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some would say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others might say he sounds like Mary Schneider, but that would be misleading because he sounds nothing like that.

“An amazing performance…some of the most interesting combinations of composed & improvised music that I’ve heard in Australia” (Philip Johnston). Lead by composer, accordionist, pianist Gary Daley, this mesmerising form of chamber music creates fresh improvisations on classical gems. From originals to Debussy to Bartok & Ligeti filtered through worlds as diverse as folk, jazz, balkan & carnatic rhythms. Together with Paul Cutlan (reeds), Ollie Miller (cello), & Tunji Beier (percussion), Bungarribee will take you on an intriguing journey through diverse musical terrain – a unique & exotic mix of instruments & musical personalities. “Evocative lilting dialogues firstly between piano & cello & then cello & bass clarinet rode on Beier’s relaxed groove…a welter of cries & moans” (John Shand, SMH)

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FOUR: A Night of Incredible Jazz @ Django
Aug 12 all-day

four7pm doors, 8pm show

“If you asked me I could write a book”…about the international achievements of these FOUR great singers.

Susan Gai-Dowling, Sandie White, Marie Wilson and Joy Yates are all accomplished performers of jazz influenced standards and together for the first time they will each put their stamp on outstanding compositions drawn from the classic age of American music to the present day.

Maturity has not diminished their power, probably increased it and this intimate concert is an opportunity not to be missed in the Django Bar especially when ably accompanied by the highly esteemed musicians, Dave MacRae piano, Craig Scott bass and Laurie Bennett drums. Its going to be a beauty.

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Aug
16
Thu
REGGAE LOVE: CRICKET CHARITY FUNDRAISER
Aug 16 all-day
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7pm doors, 8pm show

REGGAE LOVE – CRICKET CHARITY FUNDRAISER
presented by Caribbean Children’s Cricket Charity

Groove the night away and support an epic mission of kindness to place bats and balls into the hands of cricket loving kids who could never afford cricket gear.
Multi-awarding winning long-time musical collaborators, Pat Powell, Rob Woolf, Illya Szwec, Winston Stephenson and Carlos Adura come together on stage for one incredible night of reggae!
All profits raised help send cricket equipment to economically disadvantaged communities who need a helping hand. Head to www.cricketcharity.org to learn more about how Caribbean Children’s Cricket Charity is making the world a happier place for underprivileged children in developing Caribbean nations, and in Australia.

The Band
Pat Powell www.patpowell.com.au Jamaican born Pat Powell is a multi-awarding vocalist with a career spanning four decades across the globe. He is a singer with serious street cred and has fronted many successful bands including The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Sly-Tone, TenWedge, Neptune Street.
Rob Woolf Acclaimed musician, Rob Woolf, keys & vocals has been an instrumental member of some of Australia’s best reggae bands including King Tide and The Strides.
Illya Szwec www.illyaswec.com Illya Szwec – guitar, on-call for Australia’s blues & roots icons! Some of the cats who require Illya’s funky guitar services include; ‘Continental’ Robert Zusz, Wendy Saddington, and The Wolverines.
Carlos Adura Drums
Winston Stephenson Bass

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SANCHA & THE BLUE GYPSIES + COURTNEY SEVERINI & THE BACI TRIO @ Django
Aug 16 all-day

sancha courtney7pm doors, 8pm show

Doris Day meets Django Reinhardt in the sweet swinging outfit Sancha and the Blue Gypsies.
With a refreshing take on traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and gospel tunes and a lifetime of performance experience between them, this joyous collaboration of some of Sydney’s most respected musicians are headed your way. From Leonard Cohen to Alison Krauss with a hint of Chick Corea, you’ll be enthralled by this swinging quartet!

Fronted by Melbourne born chanteuse and pianist Courtney Severini, this quirky quartet is dedicated to retro italian jazz, pop and cinema from the era La Dolce Vita.  Kitsch grooves and classic tunes, Quartetto Severini celebrates songs and stories from vintage Rome, bringing to life the music of Nino Rota, Sophia Loren and Rosemary Clooney.

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Aug
17
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Aug 17 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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GEOFF ACHISON (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Aug 17 all-day

Geoff.RGB.300dpi7pm doors, 9pm show

From Melbourne to Memphis, Aussie blues/roots artist Geoff Achison has thrilled audiences around the world with his dynamic blues playing and gutsy solo arrangements.

Geoff first arrived on the scene in the late 1980’s playing lead guitar with enigmatic Australian blues performer Dutch Tilders. After several years with Dutch, Geoff took his music overseas competing at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA where he won the ‘Albert King Award’ and was offered an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars.

A highly regarded guitarist, singer and songwriter, Geoff is equally adept at acoustic and electric styles.  Whilst regarded as a Guitarists Guitarist, Geoff is also an all-round performer who delights in entertaining the audience with his wry sense of humor. His music is firmly steeped in the blues, but he injects funk, soul, jazz and even classical styles into the mix.

“Part New Orleans funk, hard blues and soul – they are all done impeccably.” Rob Dickens, Listening Through the Lens AU

“Achison has been hailed as one of the finest blues players in Australia.”
Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop AU

“Never, ever miss an opportunity to see Geoff Achison perform live!” – Hittin’ The Note, USA

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Aug
18
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Aug 18 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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 and 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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Aug
19
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Aug 19 all-day

george doukas money-shot-outside 1 thin7pm doors, 8pm show

George Doukas brings his 9 piece ensemble to Camelot Lounge for another evening of musical acrobatics.

“Greek music with a classic twist”! The D Strings is an ensemble which combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. Mix that with two vocals, piano and a rhythm section and you have a sound which is truly unique.

The music is a mix of different genres of Greek music including contemporary and rembetiko. 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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SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Aug 19 all-day

sangeet 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Be prepared for mind bending rhythm and melody!

Soul Sangeet will colour your mind with intoxicating melody and rhythm with a depth of knowledge and cultural understanding that has been passed down from generation to generation. “Sangeet is sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound”. Sangeet Mishra is an 8th generation sarangi player from Benares. On the 22 string Crystal slide is Shivam Rath and on Tabla Maharshi Raval from Gudgrat, India. Sangeet Mishra will be performing a traditional raag set to the time of day and season. Each artist will be performing a solo followed by a fusion ensemble. All three artists have been touring nationally and internationally and will take you on an explosive musical journey.

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Aug
22
Wed
SANTIAGO MALDONADO REYNA (USA) + VICTOR VALDES @ Django
Aug 22 all-day

vit8pm doors, 8.30pm show

An unmissable opportunity to  hear this legendary Mariachi musician from L.A. before he returns home! In a celebration of friendship and the glorious music of Mexico, join these two master musicians for a  most uplifting and intimate night of Mexican music! Swapping between Mexican harp, guitar and vocals, together the chemistry and musicianship of these virtuoso musicians will have you utterly spellbound!

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Aug
23
Thu
SOLID AIR: THE MUSIC OF NICK DRAKE @ Django
Aug 23 all-day

Project27pm doors, 8pm show

The night features some of Sydney’s best sing songwriters paying tribute to the Nick Drake Catalogue, including Emad Younan, Leroy Lee, Julia Johnson, Matt Tonks, Michael Azzopardi, Matt Ralph, Andy Gordon, Lauren Carlson, Nat James, Chris Neto, Rosie McDonald and Charli Rainford!

During his short lifetime, he was a tortured musical genius. Yet in death, Nick Drake has found an avid cult following.

Before dying from an overdose of anti-depressants at just 26, Drake released a trio of hauntingly beautiful albums: Five Leaves Left (1969), Bryter Layter (1970) and Pink Moon (1972). None sold more than a few thousand copies – and Drake’s reluctance to perform live certainly didn’t help sales during his lifetime.

Yet it was a rare live performance in Cambridge that led to Drake teaming up with producer Joe Boyd – a member of Fairport Convention caught the appearance and told Boyd about it. Boyd, who produced Fairport Convention and The Incredible String Band, was so impressed that he promptly offered the 20-year-old a recording contract in 1968.

Drake’s music – he left behind just three full-length albums and a handful of other songs recorded shortly before his death – has influenced countless other contemporary artists.

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STEVE KILBEY: SONGS, STORIES & SPELLS
Aug 23 all-day

LEASKDSC_02202861000-camelotpromo4-2spells

7pm doors, 8pm show

In this one off special performance, Steve Kilbey will be joined by Chilean guitarist and vocalist Rodrigo Bustos and New Zealand drummer Barton Price, as he trawls through 40 years of melodies, memories and malarkey.

Dusting off some old ‘never played before’ numbers, as well as brand new songs, plus a smattering of other people’s tunes, this is an evening of deep cuts and revelation.

Steve Kilbey is Australian contemporary music royalty. A prolific artist who’s written, performed, produced 21 solo albums, 30 with rock legends The Church, and frequently collaborates with notable artists worldwide. His creative oeuvre spans 45 years, includes 3 books, 750 songs, lyrics of biblical proportions, plenteous poetry and hundreds of paintings.

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Aug
24
Fri
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 27 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 24 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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Aug
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND (SOLD OUT!!! Nov 16 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 25 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 Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Following amazing sellout shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. 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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SONGS OF THE SIXTIES @ Django
Aug 25 all-day

Songs_of_the_60s_(1)7pm doors, 9pm show

On the 25th August, Sydney’s best musicians combine 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 Steve Bull (bass).

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Aug
26
Sun
ARREBATO ENSEMBLE
Aug 26 all-day

arrebatto 371_CHA_SW-2-768x512a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

To celebrate the release of a much anticipated third album, Arrebato Ensemble returns to Camelot Lounge after a long hiatus!

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

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

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TANYA SPARKE + STRAWBERRY THIEVES @ Django
Aug 26 all-day

sun 267pm doors, 8pm show

Tanya is a singer, songwriter and composer whose work has been recognised internationally (in Jane Campion’s seminal film “Sweetie”), nationally (in Sandy Evans’ Charlie Parker tribute “Testimony”) and locally in the numerous choirs and vocal ensemble she directs.

Strawberry Thieves is Sydney’s newest vocal harmony group comprising Christina Mimmocchi (Blindman’s Holiday), Jess Ciampa (Monsieur Camembert, Marsala, etc) and Lisa Cartwright. With their joyful sparkling harmonies, these well-travelled musicians join forces to present a trove of songs, old and new, local and from out there.

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Aug
30
Thu
BAD MOON RISING: THE CREEDENCE CLEARWATER SURVIVAL SHOW
Aug 30 all-day

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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KARISE EDEN @ Django
Aug 30 all-day

Karise7pm doors, Thu 8pm show, Fri 9pm show

After a sellout show in March, Karise Eden returns to Django for two very exclusive up close and personal shows!

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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Aug
31
Fri
KARISE EDEN @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Thursday selling fast!!!)
Aug 31 all-day

Karise7pm doors, Thu 8pm show, Fri 9pm show

After a sellout show in March, Karise Eden returns to Django for two very exclusive up close and personal shows!

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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Sep
1
Sat
THE SONGS AND STORIES OF THE BIG MUMMAS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Sep 1 all-day

Big-Mama-Thornton-1a (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

The Big Mumma’s is a soulful journey from the women who started it all.
Often going without any acknowledgement, their music was loud, raunchy and big. Many of their songs made famous by men!..

‘You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound dog’… is probably best remembered as an Elvis hit!.. But in actual fact it was first recorded by Big Mama Thornton.

The Mumma’s are a force to be reckoned with and their stories are compelling, triumphant and tragic… however they will never be forgotten!

Starring the very blues, ballsy and brilliant Jade da Silva supported with a backbone of a gospel, soul and funk band like no other. Featuring such artists as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Billie Holiday, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Etta James, Betty Davis. Sharon Jones, Betty LaVette, Nina Simone and a few more.

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Sep
2
Sun
GREGG ARTHUR & JOHN MORRISON’S SWING CITY present SINATRA AT THE SANDS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Sep 2 all-day

gregg 27pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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SAKO DERMENJIAN presents EGYPSY + THE GROOVE @ Django
Sep 2 all-day

sako7pm doors, 8pm show

When the essence of two cultures meet and create a unique fusion and a creative blend of music; meet the “Egypsy”s. Nad from Egypt on the ancient bamboo flutes aka The Nay and Sako from Armenia with an amazing guitar talent, have created a music style that attracts the ear from a distance. With its Middle-Eastern European mix of tones, both musicians will showcase their skills in a brand new duet that is guaranteed to entertain, amaze and amuse their audience.

The Groove is a new fusion of old sounds, an amorphous shifting blend of flamenco, classical & acoustic guitar vibes with driving worldly percussion.

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Sep
6
Thu
MATT DRUERY & THE MIDNIGHT FLYERS + OSCAR JOE + PAPER STRANGER @ Django
Sep 6 all-day

Oscar Joe7pm doors, 8pm show

Matt Druery & The Midnight Flyers are set to unleash their relentless rock’n’soul attitude and take you on a flight aboard their jetliner of freedom and fearless funk.  Witness the Midnight Flyers in the flesh as they play some old favourites, never-before-performed new material from Matt’s upcoming debut release, and perhaps some cheeky party classics sprinkled in – who knows? Don’t Miss It!

Sydney based singer/songwriter Oscar Joe is debuting chosen works from his upcoming album at his largest originals show to date.  Moving through feel-good pop, to alt-rock, to a swing jazz number, and back to some more pop, there is bound to be something for everybody to dance to.

Paper Stranger is the pop band you’ve all been waiting for. From upbeat bangers to spacey ballads, they are gearing up to take on the pop scene armed with a passion for song writing and production. Now with Ollie Quirk on drums and Oscar Joe on keys/guitar, front woman Alana Patmore is set to create an unforgettable experience that can’t be missed.

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MICHELLE LITTLE CELEBRATES PATSY CLINE’S BIRTHDAY!
Sep 6 all-day

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

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

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

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Sep
7
Fri
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Sep 7 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 last year’s Mullum Music Festival and this year’s 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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PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 7 Now On Sale!!)
Sep 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE. THE PURPLE DOVES band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

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Sep
8
Sat
BACKSLIDERS
Sep 8 all-day

Backsliders Dom Rob Joe7pm doors, 9pm show

Backsliders are back on the road again in 2018. The band has toured the festival and venue circuit for over 30 years releasing a swagger of albums along the way. Vocalist, guitarist and awarded songwriter Dom Turner is the founding member of the group. Drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst, an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music has been with Backsliders for the past 18 years. Joining Dom and Rob is young harmonica prodigy, Joe Glover.

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Sep
9
Sun
ELYSIAN FIELDS + EPHEMERA
Sep 9 all-day

Ephemera Trio

7pm doors, 8pm show

Join us in the intimate setting of Camelot Lounge for SPACE JAZZ meets BAROQUE JAZZ double bill as featured in Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival 2017!

“Arresting, genre-blurring..Disquieting music with massive breadth and high drama.” Sydney Morning Herald

Ephemera: a musical exploration of celestial landscapes such as pulsars, craters, planetary atmospheres, stars, sun and void. Merging the sound worlds of jazz and contemporary classical, and set to real space sounds, it is a unique sonic experience. The ensemble is led by Keyna Wilkins (piano/flute/compositions) with Elsen Price (double bass/loop pedal), Will Gilbert (trumpet) and special guest Carl St Jacques (viola) and includes freely improvised pieces. NASA recordings of electromagnetic waves from planets and stars is the backdrop soundtrack and has been complied by astronomer Professor Paul Francis with projections of space probe footage.

Since their first performance three years ago, Elysian Fields, Australia’s only electric viola da gamba band, has carved out a growing reputation for performances that blur the boundaries between jazz, chamber music and world music. Drawing largely on the compositional and arranging skills of its multitalented members, the six-piece band’s charts shift effortlessly from stately, baroque-like solemnity to multilayered improvisations and driving, pulsating rhythms. And then there is the unique sound of the electric viola da gamba!  Led by Jenny Eriksson, the band comprises Matt Mahon (piano), Matt Keegan (saxophones), Siebe Pogson (bass guitar), Susie Bishop (voice/violin) and Finn Ryan (drums).

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NADIA PIAVE & GINO PENGUE present… CANCIONERO IBERICO 2018 PEÑA
Sep 9 all-day

nadia7pm doors, 8pm show

A celebration of Victor Jara, Violetta Para, Horacio Salinas and Pablo Neruda

In this concert of poetry and song on the eve of the anniversary of September 11, Chile, 1973,
Sydney singer Nadia Piave presents her annual Cancionero concert, remembering the life and songs of the great Victor Jara and his circle. This year’s audience is treated to readings from Neruda’s most evocative love poetry and the Canto General, and is once again accompanied by an ensemble of fans of the nueva cancion.
NADIA PIAVE – Voice
GINO PENGUE – Guitars
​ROBERT CLANCY – guitar
​TARA HASHAMBHOY – viola
​TINA MARSDEN – flute
​LUKE ROBINSON – percussion
​PINO SCURO – recitador

It is a wonderful truth that things we want most in life-a sense of purpose, happiness and hope-are most easily attained by giving them to others. – Isabel Allende

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Sep
12
Wed
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK (SOLD OUT!!! Oct 28 Now On Sale)
Sep 12 all-day

aretha-franklin-lead (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Sep
13
Thu
IVONA ROSE ALBUM LAUNCH + ANDREW BARNUM @ Django
Sep 13 all-day

PromoShot2 (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Ivona Rose is an Australian Independent Singer, Songwriter & multi instrumentalist. Accompanying her rich, dreamy vocals on piano keyboard with the influences of legend’s such as Tori Amos & Elton John, she switches effortlessly to Autoharp, allowing for the subtler & folk driven palette, of her unique sound scape.

Ivona makes her Camelot debut to celebrate the release of her debut album “So Modern” which she produced with Brian Campeau at “The Plex” recording studio. The show will feature Zoe Hauptmann on Bass (Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly), Evan Mannell on Drums (Sarah Belkner, Danaïdes), Emily Palethorpe on Cello (Sarah Blasko). These outstanding musicians accompany her daring songs on the recording & for this special launch event, with the welcome addition of Aaron Flower (BAZ, Danaïdess) on Guitar.

She is proud to release & share a body of work that has laboured & loved over, & to bring it to the stage in full band mode with what she calls “the beyond-my-wildest-dream-team”.

Andrew Barnum s a singer-songwriter, whose musical style is a genre-bending combination of Aus alt-folk and homefolktronic rock.  He’ll be playing tracks from his 2018 album release ‘Little Phoenix // The City // Country’. He’ll be joined by Michael Galeazzi (Bass), Michael Quigley (Drums), Ben Romalis (Slide) and Vocals from Lissa & Cayenne Barnum. For more info and links to songs and videos please visit andrewbarnum.com

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MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES ALBUM LAUNCH
Sep 13 all-day

mahalia 2a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates are returning to Camelot Lounge on 13 September to celebrate the launch of their new album, Hard Expectation

Mahalia has been in and around music her entire life which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic.

The title track, Hard Expectations, was written by Cold Chisel’s Don Walker and has already been added to national ABC Local Radio playlists, and the album features Mahalias amazing band the Soul Mates, as well as legendary US blues guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa.

On the night, Mahalia will be joined by special guests Jade MacRae, Prinnie Sanders and Joy Yates as well as her incredible band – Clayton Doley, Lachy Doley, Franco Raggatt, Dave Hibbard and Ben Rodgers.

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Sep
14
Fri
THE PRAGMATICS DO… the 1970s @ Django (SOLD OUT!!!)
Sep 14 all-day

Prags_Dango_Sept 18_1970s7pm doors, 9pm show

After a smashing sold-out show celebrating the sensational 1980s, your favourite raucous’n’real bar band The Pragmatics return to Django @ Camelot on Friday September 14th to take you on a two-fisted tour through that flariest decade, the 1970s.

Specialising in sets that feature eclectic song choices by diverse artists, The Pragmatics deliver full-bloodied, harmony-soaked renditions of some of the finest songs of the decade.

So, when we are talking ‘eclectic’ and ‘diverse’, what do we mean exactly? Think songs by Queen, David Bowie and Billy Ocean. Think Derek & The Dominos and ABBA. Think Creedence and Toto! Not eclectic enough? How about T-Rex and Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder and Thin Lizzy, or The Jackson Five following Jackson Browne (sung by drummer Steve Jackson!). And more, over two storming sets, with special guests throughout. Rock, soul and mod anthems with a slap of punk and a dash of disco, delivered in The Pragmatics’ trademark all-or-nothing style, this is the 1970s made extra-large. Get in early as this will likely sell out.

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TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Sep 14 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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Sep
15
Sat
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES (SOLD OUT!!!! ENCORE SHOW ON SALE – SEP 21!!)
Sep 15 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

There is only one place to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Sydney this Year, and it’s at Camelot Lounge with Victor Valdes’ Real Mariachi Band!

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!

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THE SOUL MOVERS present SOUND THIEVES @ Django
Sep 15 all-day

Fb plain Sonic Thieves Square7pm doors, 9pm show

Elvis, Buddy Holly, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash – the list is way too long! – all recorded at these legendary studios. Music buffs and lovers of Soul music will be overjoyed to hear and see The Soul Movers retrace these great artists musical steps having just returned from their recording odyssey across these same legendary studios of the Southern States of America – capturing the magic in their music and recording experiences.

Footage of the band and legendary guest artists recording at Sun Studios, Rick Hall’s Fame studios and with legends David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Milton Sledge even Little Richard’s guitarist Kelvin Holly, give insights into their incredible careers and they help The Soul Movers build their killer new Soul, R&B, and bluesy-pop album.

Hear the new songs played live, see the very first film footage and most importantly dance the night away as Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack, Andy, (whom you might know from their sold out Whole Lotta Woman Django shows) with soul men Marko and Calvin, deliver some rockin’ tunes to move your mind, soul and body!

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Sep
16
Sun
A NIGHT OF NEW JEWISH MUSIC presented by DANIEL WELTLINGER & ZOHAR’S NIGUN
Sep 16 all-day

zohar Live-8a7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Zohar’s Nigun is composed of four gents who not only ply their instruments in a rather unique exposition of traditional and modern modes but who also explore the ethnic and cultural wherewithal which, in this case, generated the Jewish /Yiddish tradition. The Four Questons is in fact the most progressive application of distinctly Yiddish style I’ve ever heard, yet, while spinning the ancient mode out to its farthest reaches, they also manage to preserve its essence and, in doing so, pay lavish tribute to the genius underlying.’

Mark S. Tucker – FAME review

Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger on his bi annual visit to Sydney returns to Camelot Lounge to present a night of New Jewish Music presented by Zohar’s Nigun featuring guest singers Nadya Golski, Evelyne Weltlinger and more.

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Sep
20
Thu
CAMERON JONES ALBUM LAUNCH + THE DJANGOLOGISTS @ Django
Sep 20 all-day

IMG_23647pm doors, 8pm show

Cameron Jones is musician who draws inspiration from the driving rhythms and melodic honesty of the acoustic gypsy jazz guitar. He performs regularly with prominent Sydney bands; The Spyglass Gypsies and Gadjo Guitars and vocalist and bassist, Paul Sun. Jones is also the Creative Director of the Brisbane based OzManouche Festival. Australia’s only festival dedicated to gypsy jazz.

The Waterfall Way is Jones’s first album under his own name and draws repertoire and inspiration from his travels to France and The Netherlands over a period of 5 years where he was able to discover the very source and origins of the music.

Cameron Jones (guitar), Jose Zarb (rhythm guitar), Merv Sequeria (double bass)

The Djangologists were formed in 2014 by Chris Higgins (clarinet/saxophone) and Hamish Reid (guitar). We’re a quintet that plays the music of Django Reinhardt while adding our own twist.

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XYLOURIS WHITE (New York)
Sep 20 all-day

Xylouris-White-manolis-mathioudakis 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

Xylouris White (the rarefied duo of Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris) return to Camelot Lounge!

“This is Cretan folk music played with a rock’n’roll intensity that is truly immersive.” Uncut – 8/10

“These are haunted folk rituals feeling around deep inside the human psyche, grasping for rarely reached zones and nostalgia for submerged memories” The Quietus

“Astounding stuff” Songlines

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Sep
21
Fri
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND ENCORE @ Django
Sep 21 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

Due to overwhelming demand, we have added an encore Mexican party night to continue the Mexican Independence Day celebrations!!
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 Mariachi band, as they play all the Mexican favourites! 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 in the intimacy of Django at Camelot for a Mexican Party like no other, as he performs with Australia’s favourite Mexican Mariachi Band!

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STEVE BALBI + SPECTRE TAPES
Sep 21 all-day

Steve Balbi _ Modern Love [web image]7pm doors, 9pm show

The eclecticism of singer, composer and producer, Steve Balbi, mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, navigating a wistful path from melancholy through madness,

Exclusive to the Camelot Lounge, Balbi performs new songs from his forthcoming studio album, Humans, alongside reimagined and revealing reworks with a band featuring Jak Housden, Mick Skelton, Ian Tilley, and Beau Golden.

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, Balbi’s greatly anticipated follow-up to Black Rainbow sets an entirely new course for his enigmatic artistry.

Transcending rock and pop as he coalesces sentimentality and soul, the first single, Modern Love, bespeaks riff and verse, meanwhile exploring heterogeneity, refinement and dirty rotten groove.

“It’s good to be alive.” – Steve Balbi

Exclusive to the Camelot Lounge, Richie Cirillo and Dario Bortolin (INXS, Dragon, Baby Animals) will present their aural pandemic of multi-layered, elemental rock, for the very first time, raw and acoustic. Recorded and produced by Steve Balbi, with all strings tuned to ‘E’, the Spectre Tapes trilogy of EPs reflect a profoundly passionate interrogation of the tri-part notion of soul.

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Sep
22
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY (SOLD OUT!!! NOV 3 NOW ON SALE!!!)
Sep 22 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm 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 REGIME @ Django
Sep 22 all-day

Regime 1a (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Inner west Sydney based FUNK collective ‘The Regime’ is swiftly and surely becoming a name that has people running to the dance floor!! In joyous cries of funky-buoyant exuberance & fun loving elation, this 12 piece outfit oozes out brilliance on the stage. They consistently deliver an intimate, high energy performance that leaves the crowd calling for more. Don’t miss their Django debut!!

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Sep
23
Sun
VARDOS: 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW @ Django
Sep 23 all-day

Vardos trio by Melisa Savickas7pm doors, 8pm show

Driven by violinist Alana, chased by Kirri (double bass) and Sofia (accordion), Vardos play folk and Romany music learnt from Roma (Gypsy) musicians during their Eastern European travels. Formed late last century, Vardos have played in every state of Australia, toured to Europe, Britain, New Zealand, New Caledonia and the U.S. and appeared in film and television.

‘With stagecraft that is equal parts formation dancing, martial arts and Keystone Cops, the violin-accordion-double bass trio play with formidable panache, spinning the tunes into a dizzying procession of crescendos and false stops. Vardos don´t hold back. They give the tumbling, compound-time dances and slow airs- so sad they can´t bring themselves to sing the words- both barrels and not a few of Hunt´s bow hairs.’ **** Rob Adams, The Herald, Edinburgh

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VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Sep 23 all-day

mic 2a 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

PLUS CAMEOS from: Mr Withaspoon, Marjorie Snodgrass, Phileas McBlurt, and NEW SPECIAL GUESTS and more!

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

SPECIAL GUEST – PETER WILLEY!

With a name like Peter Willey, what else could he be but a comedian? Peter is a seasoned stand-up and accomplished singer / guitarist with an arsenal of sharp tongued stories, jokes, \ impressions, poems, original songs and irreverent reworking of famous tunes. He has performed at countless folk and comedy clubs, and too many clubs and pubs. Hilarious!

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Sep
26
Wed
RENÉE GEYER + CASS EAGER
Sep 26 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

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

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Sep 26 all-day

gac

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

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

Sep
27
Thu
JULIAN CURWIN & JANE SHELDON ‘CROSSING’ + THE LOUD HAILERS (CHRISTA HUGHES & BEN FINK) @ Django
Sep 27 all-day

jane julian christa ben 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Romero Records is excited to announce ‘Crossing’, the new collaboration between classical soprano Jane Sheldon (Pinchgut Opera, The Song Company, Elena Kats-Chernin, John Zorn) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon, Cannibal Spiders, Monsieur Camembert).

The pair first joined forces in experimental electronic pop band Gauche in the early 2000s (whose back-catalogue has just been re-released by Art As Catharsis). Now, more than a decade later, they bring together all of their intervening musical experiences for ‘Crossing’.

Though difficult to neatly categorise, a shared love for western film scores, folk song and early music may give some clues. ‘Crossing’ is music that evokes other lands, sometimes real, often imaginary.

“The music, gently bathing in the prevailing medieval ethos without descending to pastiche, is performed with an artistic rigour worthy of Jordi Savall. I know no higher praise.” 5 Stars John Shand SMH

Love, lust, revenge and murder never sounded so sweet and low down.
The Loud Hailers, AKA Christa Hughes and Ben Fink, first got together sharing a deep passion for early blues music and the extraordinary artists that produced it.

After jamming on the veranda a couple of times they started to write their own songs and now can’t keep quiet in their loud hailing glow.
Ben’s stunning guitar playing and Christa’s powerful voice make a dynamic duo indeed.

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RENÉE GEYER + CASS EAGER
Sep 27 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

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

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Sep
28
Fri
DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVUE @ Django
Sep 28 all-day

danny

7pm doors, 9pm show

Led by one of Sydney’s youngest and funkiest, Piano and Hammond organ players, with its unique Leslie speaker, one of the definitive sounds of the 50s, 60s & 70s. Born legally-blind, his passion for recreating the classics runs deep, with emotive, soulful vocals and flamboyant Keyboard. A humble gentleman off stage, but when in front of a Keyboard, Danny is… the “Tsunami”.

The Rhythm Revue showcases a rotating guest lineup of Danny’s respected musical colleagues, paying homage to his idols past and present, that are from his vast play list! No two shows and set lists are exactly the same. You’ll hear; Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Jon Cleary, Harry Connick Jr, Robben Ford, Aretha Franklin and much more.

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MARSALA
Sep 28 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

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

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Sep
29
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Sep 29 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

“Gloriously melodramatic, extraordinary musical prowess and breathless panache…ensemble playing at it’s finest” (The Drum).

With sensitivity, virtuosity, & astonishing energy, Triple ARIA Award-winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original, irresistibly potent blend. Or as The Age put it, “a brazen and intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences. Monsieur Camembert has received standing ovations around the globe, with acclaimed performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the International Leonard Cohen Festival to name just a couple of highlights.

“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. Simply the best Gypsy band in the land! ” (John Shand, SMH).

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ORIENTE TRES @ Django
Sep 29 all-day

oriente tres 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Oriente Tres, the most compact salsa band in town. Just three pieces (hence the name) this trio packs a lot of sound into such a small unit. Meaning East Three, they are a multi-tasking, dynamic combo from Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, playing both popular latin standards and Cuban style salsa.

The natty trio consists of lead singer Peruvian Richard Valdez, accompanying himself on piano and/or guitar, Tina Harris on Baby Bass and vocals, and Cuban Issac Zorzano playing his unique Cuban style bongo/percussion kit, complete with bells, blocks and guiro, as well as lending his voice and irrepressible energy. Seen rarely in the public domain, don’t miss this exciting show from this dynamic trio.

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Sep
30
Sun
‘ELLAS’ featuring ANGELA ROSERO, PAMELA RODRIGUEZ & GABRIELA SOARES @ Django
Sep 30 all-day

Ellas 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

“Ellas is the first concert of a series of Latin American singer’s encounters.
The night will be a tribute to Latin American music, showing its soul and roots through music. This time “Ellas” will bring a mixture of Colombian, Chilean and Brazilian soulful voices with Angela, Pamela and Gabriela

Angela Rosero is a Colombian artist known by her talents of acting and singing. Lead singer of the well loved Sydney dance band CUMBIAMUFFIN, along with collaborations with PENA FLAMENCA, ARREBATO ENSAMBLE and ART OF CADENCIA latest group project evolved for sacred music festival. With a mix between jazz, bolero, flamenco and trova son, Angela takes audiences to a magical journey, engaging her followers with her romanticism, sensuality and talent.

Pamela Rodriguez is a Chilean singer known for promoting spaces for cultural exchange through art. She is a part of Teyuna Collective, Tradition Band and is the founder of Maroubra Caves. Singer and guitarist has participated in several stages and Festivals in Chile, Catalonia and Australia, both independently and accompanying various artists. Her voice emerges from the soul and share the joy of living.

Brazilian Sydney-based singer Gabriela Soares brings with her smooth and soulful voice, the authentic Brazilian rhythms to Australia. She invites you to a musical journey from the smooth Bossa nova to Samba and many other Brazilian rhythms.

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MAGGIE FERGUSON & TANGO OZ: ‘A Decade of Tango’
Sep 30 all-day

maggie f 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Join Maggie Ferguson and TangoOz in an evening of the most exciting tangos of the 20th century.

TangoOz is Australia’s longest reigning tango orchestra and play from celebrated Argentine composers’ original arrangements.

We will thrill you, inspire you and make you weep with the beauty of this celebrated art, inscribed in 2009 on the list of ‘Intangible cultural heritage of humanity’ by UNESCO.

This will be an unmissable evening.

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Oct
3
Wed
LACHY DOLEY + TASH WOLF
Oct 3 all-day

Untitled7pm doors, 8pm show

In the last 3 years, Lachy Doley has burst out of the Australian Blues scene to become an international blues hit. Now regularly playing the biggest music festivals in the world including Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada, Bospop in The Netherlands, Peer Blues in Belgium and the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada with his incredibly unique style of keyboard playing, singing and songwriting to which is impossible to turn away.
Stripped back for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Lachy will be exposing all his deepest, rawest emotions through only a Piano and a Microphone. Select stories and songs from 4 albums including some very personal cover tunes. Expect all the dynamics, highs, lows and intensity of a his 3 piece show just all out of one lonely piano and one wild vocal.

Sydney’s Tash Wolf is a singer songwriter guitarist who has made an international name for herself, racking up tens of thousands of loyal Instagram and Facebook followers by posting short musical clips of her musical passion. Exploring the sound combination of blues, funk and jazz, her unique and pulsing live solo show will leave you amazed and wanting more.

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Oct 3 all-day

gac

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

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

Oct
4
Thu
FRANCISCO Y PATO’S CUBAN SOCIAL CLUB @ Django
Oct 4 all-day

franpato7pm doors, 8pm show

Francisco Toledo is well known for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, a voice as rich and smooth as olive oil and his large welcoming presence. His Boleros are romantic and elegant, his soñ/salsa, fiery and rhythmic. even for people who feel awkward dancing with a partner to salsa, who will find yourself up close to a total stranger, beautiful or handsome, and you will forget your life as you are locked in the dance by the music.
Pato Lara is a Chilean singer/songwriter and a wonderfull guitarist, Gaining popularity in the Latin scene. His touch is sensitive and delicate.

This is a unique collaboration of two great friends; Francisco whose style and sound is very similar to “Buena Vista Social Club”, and Pato Lara, whose approach is modern and polished.
Expect to listen, feel and dance. A show not to be missed!

They will also be joined by special guests Daniel Weltlinger and Gavin Ahearn!

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Oct 4 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Oct
5
Fri
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS)
Oct 5 all-day

SC new pic7pm doors, 9pm show

Stephen Cummings has recorded over 20 studio albums as well as a film soundtrack to ‘Not Quite Hollywood and two novels, in an influential career spanning more than forty years.

He hasn’t been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame because he stood his ground.
He has performed with The Australian Dance Theatre Company and had a newspaper column with the Age Newspaper for several years.
Two years ago, a feature documentary “Don’t Throw Stones” premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival and this will be released in 2018.

Cummings prior to his solo career had a pop group The Sports, who had world record deals with Mushroom, Arista, Stiff and Sire Record labels and released Four albums. After the Sports disbanded in late 1981 Cummings has made about 22 albums for mainstream and Independent labels, one of the few Australian artists to do so.

Stephen aided by Australian music Identity John O’Donnell has arranged with Warren Costello to re-release all of Stephen’s 22 albums along with a new album made with Billy Miller available on Mushroom imprint Bloodlines in February 2018.

To celebrate Stephen Cummings will be performing a number of intimate shows round Australia with Americana guitarist Sam Lemann

 

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THE NATURE STRIP: PAST PACIFIC EP LAUNCH (and last show for a while…) @ Django
Oct 5 all-day

The Nature Strip yellow wall 1 small7pm doors, 9pm show

It has been a prolific 6 years since The Nature Strip played their first show in 2012, with the release of 3 albums and now 2 EPs. At the end of 2018 they’ll be taking a break – the Past Pacific EP is a parting gift to those who love what we do – pure pop music with big melodies and big guitars. It will feature our cover of Models’ “Atlantic Romantic” as well as a handful of new original songs. John Encarnacao has his mostly-acoustic singer-songwriter album just about ready to go, and Peter Marley is planning to release some songs and experiments from his home studio.

So while that will be the focus for the next while, the band (also including, of course, Jess Ciampa and Matt Langley) will go out with a blast playing two sets to fit in all your faves – “Supermoon”, “Three-Foot High Sissy Bar”, “Cup of Tea”, “Break Through”, “Shoes”, “Waterfall” and the list goes on. Don’t miss this one, it might be a while between drinks

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Oct
6
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH
Oct 6 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Back for a third show due to unprecedented demand!!!

Singer-songwriter  Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge to launch his brand new album over three incredible nights!! He will debuting these tunes as well as playing songs from his highly acclaimed, award-winning back catalog. His song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate & detailed storytelling. This is a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs & stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Oct
7
Sun
MANOLIS MICHALAKIS (Greece) & FRIENDS @ Django
Oct 7 all-day

inCollage_20180912_1231167967pm doors, 8pm show

Taking you on a musical journey to Greece, Manolis Michalakis (bouzouki), and local Sydney artists, Irene Vacondios (vocals), John Diamantis (bouzouki), Thomas Papadimitriou (piano), and Angelo Gatsos (keys/accordion) will present Greek music of the great composers from Asia Minor, Rebetika, Post War Greece through to today.

Manolis’ career in Greece marks a 30 year collaboration with Greece’s finest artists and composers, his longest being with Greece’s most respected female vocal artist & muse of the great Zambetas, Vicky Mosholiou.

Moving to Greece several years after studying in Sydney, he broadened his knowledge in jazz and improvisation. All these styles are evident in his unique delivery on the bouzouki rendering him as one of the finest international virtuosos on bouzouki today..

An event not to be missed! Manolis and friends will take you on a nostalgic musical journey honouring the songs, artists and composers that mark Greece’s distinct musical history.

www.manolismichalakis.gr

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THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND with GREGG ARTHUR, ALMA ZYGIER, PAIGE DELANCEY & KATE WADEY
Oct 7 all-day

Big Band

7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot favourites, The 17 Piece Regent Street Big Band are back for a night of Swing, Jazz and Big Band hits featuring Gregg Arthur, Alma Zygier (Melb), Paige Delaney, and Kate Wadey!!

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

Alma Zygier has been fascinated by the pre war era of Jazz; the singers, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Memphis Minnie, & the Broadway composers who largely provided the repertoire, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers. She has a voice from another era & brings an emotional maturity to her performance that belies her years.

Inspired by the great jazz and big band singers, Paige Delancey is an accomplished Sydney vocalist specialising in Jazz, Blues and Soul. Paige has played with some of Australia’s finest musicians including: Col Nolan (Galapagos Duck), triple ARIA Award winners Monsieur Camembert, Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire), Tim Rollinson (d.i.g.), Calvin Welch (Arabesk), Ian Date (guitar), James Valentine and The Vegetable Plot!

Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice in Australian jazz to be reckoned with. Wadey sings standards selected for their particularly fine character with a sweet, sure and rich voice.

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Oct
10
Wed
#SOULCABARET
Oct 10 all-day

soulcabaret7pm doors, 8pm show

Who’s a clever actor then?! Yes, you’ve seen them on the theatrical stage before. Katrina Retallick (The Wharf Revue, South Pacific, Big Fish), Teresa Tate Britten (Jatinga, The Memorandum, The Sideshow), Madison McKoy (The View Upstairs, Big River, Miss Saigon), Damon Grebert-Wade {piano} (Gypsy, Rent, Hair) and Byron Mark {cajón} (Petulant Frenzy, Arrebato Ensemble).

Tonight, these artists are stepping out on the soul side of town to deliver some of the world’s best known soul and rnb tunes right to your front door. Well, Camelot’s front door actually — minus the usual musical theatre drama. :-) Check them out in #SoulCabaret getting down with the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, TLC, The Doobie Bros, Sister Sledge, Corinne Bailey Rae and Stevie Wonder, of course — Plus many more… You don’t want to miss it!!!

Grab a group of friends and come get your… soul on!

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Oct 10 all-day

gac

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

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

Oct
11
Thu
#SOULCABARET
Oct 11 all-day

soulcabaret7pm doors, 8pm show

Who’s a clever actor then?! Yes, you’ve seen them on the theatrical stage before. Katrina Retallick (The Wharf Revue, South Pacific, Big Fish), Teresa Tate Britten (Jatinga, The Memorandum, The Sideshow), Madison McKoy (The View Upstairs, Big River, Miss Saigon), Damon Grebert-Wade {piano} (Gypsy, Rent, Hair) and Byron Mark {cajón} (Petulant Frenzy, Arrebato Ensemble).

Tonight, these artists are stepping out on the soul side of town to deliver some of the world’s best known soul and rnb tunes right to your front door. Well, Camelot’s front door actually — minus the usual musical theatre drama. :-) Check them out in #SoulCabaret getting down with the sounds of Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, TLC, The Doobie Bros, Sister Sledge, Corinne Bailey Rae and Stevie Wonder, of course — Plus many more… You don’t want to miss it!!!

Grab a group of friends and come get your… soul on!

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RICK PRICE: IN CONCERT ‘HEAVEN KNOWS ALBUM COVER TO COVER’  @ Django
Oct 11 all-day

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Heaven Knows was first released through Sony Music in July 1992 and spawned five singles, ‘What’s Wrong With That Girl’, ‘Not A Day Goes By’, ‘A House Divided’, ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘Heaven Knows’. The Album peaked at #3 in Australia and spent 23 weeks in the ARIA Top 40 charts. The second single and title track ‘Heaven Knows’ charted across Europe and Asia and won the APRA ‘Song Of The Year’ Award.

Now, Rick returns to Australia, from Nashville, to tour ‘Heaven Knows’ in solo acoustic mode, where he will perform the album ‘Cover to Cover’. Rick has never performed the album in its’ entirety before on stage, so these shows are sure to delight the avid fan!

 

“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 

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Oct
12
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Nov 23 Now On Sale!!!)
Oct 12 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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THE AUDREYS
Oct 12 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

At the end of 2017, live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys completed a sell-out national tour performing their award winning debut album “Between Last Night & Us” to celebrate 11 years since its release. So well received it was, that they decided to go back out on the road adding the rest of their illustrious repertoire to the show earlier in 2018 as part of a special Spiegeltent tour.

They are now back again in your town for the 2nd half of 2018 pawning their very hearts for rock and roll.

http://www.theaudreys.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/theaudreys

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAudreysMusic

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Oct
13
Sat
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA
Oct 13 all-day

nads7pm door, 9pm show

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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Oct
14
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Oct 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Five extraordinary musicians, each with their own performance careers, have committed their talents to delivering uncompromising passionate performances of some of the most loved tango dance repertoire ever conceived. Orquesta La Luna will feature the instrumental and vocal legacy of such icons as D’Arienzo, Tanturi, Pugliese, Piazzolla and Troilo. Dancers and listeners alike can expect to be swept to the Golden Era of tango in the streets of Buenos Aires where bittersweet maladies of love and life are entangled with voluptuous artistry.

Tango dancers will be pleased to know that the repertoire has been curated to augment your dancing experience. Featuring Daniel Wallace-Crabbe (Bandoneón), Maria Lindsay (Violin I), Angela Lindsay (Violin II/Viola), Annabel Cameron (Double Bass), & Daniel Rojas (Piano/Voice)

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THE PUNCH SESSIONS with PAULA PUNCH, JASON WALKER, LISA SCHOUW & BLEEDING GUMS MURPHY @ Django
Oct 14 all-day

punch7pm doors, 8pm show

The Punch Sessions was created by Phil Punch of Electric Avenue Studios, and Paula Punch with their music friends, to showcase local singer-songwriters and musicians for an evening of beautiful tunes and entertainment. This session includes:

Paula Punch has recently returned from touring the Californian West Coast and Nashville! The band includes Robin Gist on guitars, and Marko Simec ( Waiting for Guiness, Soul Movers and Rufino and the Coconuts) on keyboards plus other friends. Her music is hard to define – but indie folk is probably closest.

Jason Walker is well known in the live alt-country music scene with his deep and distinctive voice, and his strikingly beautiful pedal steel guitar and mandolin.

Lisa Schouw, an ARIA nominated Australian singer/songwriter, interprets an intoxicating blend of songs from the distant past and the near future that speak of the tender borderlands that lie between lovers meeting for the first or last time.  Moving effortlessly from pop to jazz to folk and beyond Schouw leaves her audience wondering, “where the hell that voice was coming from. There was a quality to it that was sublime” (Ella James, 2UE).

Bleeding Gums Murphy like mashing up songs and sticking them back together, paper-mache style! This duo, with Reuben Ryan and Elliot Peck, have been entertaining local audiences with their unique fun style of music.

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Oct
17
Wed
TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER
Oct 17 all-day
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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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Oct
18
Thu
MAMA KIN SPENDER
Oct 18 all-day

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Mama Kin Spender have been flat chat since the release of their album ‘Golden Magnetic’ in February 2018, cramming in a national album launch run amidst shows at Perth Festival, WOMADelaide, Summersalt, Nannup Festival, Fairbridge Festival, SOTA, and Woodford Planting Festival. Fresh off the back of their USA, Canadian and Irish tours, Mama Kin Spender will be returning to Camelot Lounge and this time with a 16 piece choir!!!

“Understated, slick and soulful” Double J

“Mama Kin and Spender bring fresh ideas to an old school sound” The West Australian

“A rich, textural, at times raucous and at times gentle but stirring collection of stories and fables.” The Music.com.au

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TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER
Oct 18 all-day
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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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Oct
19
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES: An Evening Of R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Oct 19 all-day

Evening of Respect7pm doors, 9pm show

Johnny G & The E Types are honoured to present An Evening of Respect: celebrating the soul classics of “The Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, “The King Of Soul” Otis Redding and their friends.

Aretha Franklin is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. She is the reigning and undisputed “Queen of Soul”.

2018 also marks the 50 years of the Otis Redding classic “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”. Dance all evening to the Otis hits including Hard To Handle, Love Man, Mr Pitiful, I Can’t Turn You Lose, Shake, Security as well as other soul classics including In The Midnight Hour, Knock On Wood, Soul Man and Hold On I’m Coming.

It is bound to be a foot tapping, hand clapping, raucous occasion with one of the best live acts on the road.

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POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Nov 23 Now On Sale!!!)
Oct 19 all-day

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Second show added due to popular demand!

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

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

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Oct
20
Sat
THE SICARIOS: TOM PETTY BIRTHDAY PARTY featuring DAVE WARNER, PERRY KEYES & BRETT MYERS @ Django
Oct 20 all-day

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

The SICARIOS will be focusing on the late Tom Petty’s music, with special guests:
DAVE WARNER (Just a Suburban Boy)
PERRY KEYES (One of the country’s greatest songwriters)
BRETT MYERS (guitarist Died Pretty)

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

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

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

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Oct
21
Sun
ALMA ORQUESTRA
Oct 21 all-day

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Drawing inspiration from Fado and folk tunes of the Iberian Peninsula and navigating the seas to Cape Verde and Brazil, Alma Orquestra will take you on a soulful journey from traditional to modern and original Portuguese song. Beautiful melodies, captivating rhythms, stunning improvisations – Alma’s irresistible music moves listeners to join them in joyful song and dance every time.

Alma Orquestra wowed viewers when they starred in SBS’s Destination Flavour Eurovision with Adam Liaw earlier this year. This spectacular five-piece ensemble features Sydney’s stunning songstress/violinist Mandie Vieira, alongside fellow Portuguese-Australian saxophonist extraordinaire Loretta Palmeiro and a stellar rhythm section in guitarist Jeremy Sawkins, bassist Hannah James and drummer Mike Quigley.

Bringing you the sweetest sounds of Portugal and more, Alma will appease all “saudades”.

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ZOË CARIDES + SMITH & JONES
Oct 21 all-day

ZC7pm doors, 8pm show

Zoë Carides returns to Django to perform her original material on Sunday 21 October. Heads were turned in April when Zoë, best known for her acting and portrayal of Nancy Sinatra in the Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience, revealed she has been a songwriter all along. When I Was Little mixes folk, rock, classical, even a bit of country in her personal and observational songwriting. This show will feature some new material and a couple of covers, including her mesmerising ambient version of Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane” and a cameo from the deep tones of the man who plays Lee to her Nancy, Scott Holmes. The four members of The Nature Strip comprise her backing band for this show, which is Zoë’s first headline since her album launch in April. You can watch the brand-new video for album opener “Sunday” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQit8KfK_U

Opening the night will be Central West duo Smith and Jones. Keyboardist/singer Abby Smith and guitarist/singer Sophie Jones are the real thing, a country rock duo with harmonies to die for. Influences include Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles and Tom Petty, but the duo have a genuine stage presence all their own.

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Oct
24
Wed
VOV DYLAN & THE PALACE ORCHESTRA: THE BAND PLAYED ON
Oct 24 all-day

vov THE_BAND_PLAYED_ON-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

World renowned violinist Vov Dylan and the Palace Orchestra (cello, double bass and piano) performing the hits from Palm Court era England and Europe plus some of the ‘new music’ of Ragtime from America.

Performed in uniform from that era, the band will lead you through the songs you would have heard on board the Titanic and you will be surprised and amazed by some of the historical and unusual facts and anecdotes from that fateful unforgettable voyage.

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Oct
25
Thu
CAROLE KINGS TAPESTRY: THE CONCERT
Oct 25 all-day

carole king 1a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Tapestry is the second album recorded by American singer-songwriter Carole King. It was released in 1971 and is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide; it received four Grammy Awards in 1972, including Album of the Year.

The first double sided single from the album, “It’s Too Late b/w I Feel the Earth Move”, spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In 2003, Tapestry was ranked number 36 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (in 1960). Carole King’s Tapestry The Concert performs this quintessential Carole King album LIVE in a sophisticated, “true to the original sound” format.

King also wrote numerous hits for other artists, hits such as: The Loco-Motion (Little Eva/Kylie Minogue), I’m Into Something Good (Herman’s Hermits/Marianne Faithful), Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees) and You’ve Got A Friend (James Taylor). As a lead up to the performance of Tapestry, the album, these songs plus others are presented in a 45 minute set performed live by The Fabulous Nickettes.

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THE BEEZ (BERLIN) @ Django
Oct 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

The Beez – that cabaret band from Berlin – have become festival favorites in Australia these last ten years and they are heading back to Django as part of their next Australian tour!

Once purveyors of excentric cover versions of songs from the Balkans to the Baltic-“ The originals can only be considered second best to The Beez wonderfully unique interpretations” (Berliner Morgenpost), The Beez now cover their own compositions as well, creating a bittersweet and truly diverse potpourri of genres, their trademark cabaret sensibilities never far from the surface.

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Oct
26
Fri
A NIGHT OF CREAM & HENDRIX @ Django
Oct 26 all-day

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Join Drey Rollan and crew for a musical experience that cuts right to the heart of where psychedelic blues-rock guitar began. Life in London was bustling in the swinging 60’s, with the explosion of the British invasion hitting the world over.

Whilst the Beatles were conquering America, there was another sound commanding attention, three dynamic musicians from the London Blues and Jazz scene would form the first power trio called Cream. Featuring Eric Clapton a guitar god, Bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, this super group would create the Blues Rock genre. Together Cream crafted four incredible albums within a two year a period. Hits such as I feel free, sunshine of your love, White Room and Crossroads.

This sound became iconic when the most talked about guitarist of all time Jimi Hendrix came on to the scene taking the sound to supernatural heights. The American landed in London formed the Jimi Hendrix experience with bassist Noel Redding and Drummer Mitch Mitchell. This would be a power group with another short career due to Jimi’s tragic death in 1970. In the space of two years this power trio created three massive albums, with monster hits like Hey Joe, purple Haze, Foxy Lady and Voodoo Child.

The Cream and Hendrix Tribute show has melded together some of the Cream and Hendrix classics, to transport you back to where music became colours that lit up the room.

Featuring: Drey Rollan on Guitar; Scott Leishman on Bass; Antero Ceschin on Drums; and special vocalists Bobbie Green & Moses York!

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EL ORQUESTON
Oct 26 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi.

Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, this mighty charanga style ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras that feature the heavenly and punchy sound of three trombones, violin and tres cubano, on a bed of latin percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing a Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Havana De Primera, Timbalive, Pupy, Sur Caribe and Dan Den, plus kickass original compositions, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end.

El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

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Oct
27
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Oct 27 all-day

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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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ANNE MCCUE @ Django
Oct 27 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Anne McCue is coming back to Django @ Camelot! Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals.

Billboard heralded her as the “virtual definition of ‘triple threat.’ A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist.” Her albums showcase her rocking sensibility and six-string virtuosity.

These days, she spends a great deal of time in Nashville, honing her distinctive hybrid style of grassroots rock, blues, and folk. Americana icon Lucinda Williams has said of McCue: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!”

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Oct
28
Sun
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Oct 28 all-day

aretha-franklin-lead (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Oct
30
Tue
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Oct 30 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand! Three time ARIA Award winning Joseph Tawadros returns to Camelot Lounge all the way from the UK!

“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…revelling in a zest for life & celebration” (The Australian).

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Oct
31
Wed
HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (CANADA)
Oct 31 all-day

Hawksley7pm doors, 8pm show

Hawksley Workman is a Two-time JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A staple of the Canadian music and arts scene for over 20 years, Workman boasts a catalogue of 16 releases, showcasing his now signature blend of anthemic folk and show-stopping vocals. Hawksley’s touring career has seen him play over a thousand shows worldwide. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, and opened for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.

Hawksley Workman is many things to many people in many places, but primarily, he’s a student of the human psyche; an artist in the purest sense of the word, constantly finding fresh and interesting ways to frame and share the world – the people we are and the things we encounter. It’s a virtually bottomless well of ideas for a man with virtually endless imagination and creative outlets.

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Nov
1
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS: CAREERING THROUGH THE BEDSIT
Nov 1 all-day
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7pm doors, 8pm show

Following the release of his critically acclaimed fourth solo album Bedsit, Jamie Hutchings returns to the live arena with three shows across three states in late October/early November.

Jamie Hutchings is a singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties. Careering Through The Bedsit will see Hutchings perform two sets – the first will consist of older by request material (punters can offer their suggestions via Jamie’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/JamieHutchingsMusic or his website http://www.jamiehutchings.com) the second set will feature highlights from Bedsit and beyond. To celebrate the run Hutchings is releasing a digital EP entitled Other Rooms.

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Nov
2
Fri
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Nov 2 all-day

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Forty years of recording and touring and the show goes on. A fresh new EP release, a prime slot on the national Apia Good Times Tour and a string of sold out shows sees Mentals rocketing into the future.

Greedy and Martin are still trading songs in their time-honoured tradition.
Martin is currently off the road but Greedy and he are still creating new songs with that Mental Flavour.

Greedy: “Martin and I have spent our lives competing with songs. It’s not stopping. He does his things his way and I do mine – the way it’s always been and the competition continues.”
The Iconic Band is in high demand performing to fans old and new Nationally and Internationally with their unmistakable unique sound.

The Mentals have chalked up many hits including Live it Up, The Nips are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too? and Rock & Roll Music and in 2009 Mental As Anything were inducted into the Australian Record Industry Association’s Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

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ZALE SECK (SENEGAL) @ Django
Nov 2 all-day

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A rare opportunity to experience a part of Senegalese music history!
Zale Seck was born into a griot family in Senegal. His role in life is historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and musician. Learning singing, percussion and guitar is all part of a griot’s life.
His talent and charisma made him a guru of the senegalese musical scene joining famous groups in the eighties, L’Étoile 2000 de Dakar and the legendary Orchestra Baobab.

His own particular style, mbalax dagou, is inspired from mbalax, the popular music of Sénégal. His success crossed borders over Senegalese borders and he toured extensively throughout Europe as an independent artist.

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Nov
3
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Nov 3 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm 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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KING TIDE @ Django
Nov 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Nov
4
Sun
ABBY DOBSON ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 4 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

‘It’s okay, Sweetheart’ is the title of Abby Dobson’s new solo album. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with Brad Jones (Melody Pool, Josh Rouse) and in Sydney with Josh Schuberth, this album is a collection of bittersweet songs by one of Australia’s most loved and recognised singers and songwriters.

Abby Dobson, formerly of platinum-selling band Leonardo’s Bride and currently of Aria-nominated French ensemble, Baby et Lulu, returns centre-stage to showcase ‘It’s okay, Sweetheart’. Performing with a five-piece band of heartbreakers featuring; heavenly harmonies, strings, piano, bass, guitars…and Abby’s sultry, mournful voice, these shows will leave your heart pounding….

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

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

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BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE SHOW @ Django
Nov 4 all-day

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Bob Dylan a pioneering artist complex yet fascinating and bound to test the conventions, and let consequences be as they may. When Hawk Met Sparrow and Friends will take you back to where it all began, with the early Dylan of the sixties.

The Bob Dylan Tribute Show will be covering a selection of acoustic songs from self titled album Bob Dylan 1962, The Free Wheelin’ 1963 & The Times They Are A-Changing 1964.

Featuring: Drey Rollan, Bobbie Green, Moses York, Dean Ray, Akira Alvarez & more

Bonus Feature: Supplied by Holy Grail Guitars – A display of vintage acoustic Guitars..a collection from the 1920’s & 30’s.

Join us for a night of acoustic magic were melody & words move, shake, inspire, infuriate, delight … the list goes on.

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Nov
9
Fri
RUFINO & THE COCONUTS @ Django
Nov 9 all-day

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Rufino and the Coconuts, unchallenged as the world’s foremost proponents of Voodoo rocksteady new-wave jungle-disco exotica-cabaret, are BACK at Camelot!

This time they’re preparing to steam up the floorboards of the Django over 2 NIGHTS – unleashing their distinctive, take on the HOT HOT tropics with the release a NEW NEW single – in fact two NEW NEW singles! With their ‘double A-sided’ offering on the ‘Double-Sided’ tour.

Mark NOVEMBER 9 and 10 in your diary NOW Coconuts fans and Coconuts fans in waiting.

The ‘Double-Sided’ shows will feature songs from the Coconuts forthcoming debut long-player record with the new ‘double A-sided’ single available for the first time at the show!

Yes – you read that right. Be ahead of every game in town and own a copy weeks, possibly months, before absolutely anyone else. OK …. pretty soon after these shows the digital versions will be available, but this is the super-duper special chance to get your hands on the limited edition, highly collectable, it-really-exists-in-your-hands physical copy.

And before you ask “Rufino, tell us the names of the songs”, it is our absolute pleasure to tell you that the A side is the voodoo rock stomping Coco Macaque and its AA flip side is the instant-classic tropical singalong Evening Star.

Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, presents his acclaimed show of ‘tropical noir’ with a full 8-piece band to stir your very bones.

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Nov 9 all-day

poster N&L_webres

7pm doors, 9pm show

The NancySinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to the Camelot Lounge!

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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Nov
10
Sat
RUFINO & THE COCONUTS @ Django
Nov 10 all-day

R127pm doors, 9pm show

Rufino and the Coconuts, unchallenged as the world’s foremost proponents of Voodoo rocksteady new-wave jungle-disco exotica-cabaret, are BACK at Camelot!

This time they’re preparing to steam up the floorboards of the Django over 2 NIGHTS – unleashing their distinctive, take on the HOT HOT tropics with the release a NEW NEW single – in fact two NEW NEW singles! With their ‘double A-sided’ offering on the ‘Double-Sided’ tour.

Mark NOVEMBER 9 and 10 in your diary NOW Coconuts fans and Coconuts fans in waiting.

The ‘Double-Sided’ shows will feature songs from the Coconuts forthcoming debut long-player record with the new ‘double A-sided’ single available for the first time at the show!

Yes – you read that right. Be ahead of every game in town and own a copy weeks, possibly months, before absolutely anyone else. OK …. pretty soon after these shows the digital versions will be available, but this is the super-duper special chance to get your hands on the limited edition, highly collectable, it-really-exists-in-your-hands physical copy.

And before you ask “Rufino, tell us the names of the songs”, it is our absolute pleasure to tell you that the A side is the voodoo rock stomping Coco Macaque and its AA flip side is the instant-classic tropical singalong Evening Star.

Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, presents his acclaimed show of ‘tropical noir’ with a full 8-piece band to stir your very bones.

more info [1305200]

Nov
11
Sun
NOT A LEG TO STAND ON: A FUNDRAISER FOR DAHLIA DIOR
Nov 11 all-day

dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

Dahlia has been performing in Australia for the last 45 years. She sang in every major venue in Australia including Melbourne’s National Theatre and Sydney Opera House. Many of her shows, over the years, being charities and fundraisers.

Loving friends and colleagues of Dahlia are participating in this awesome variety event: A fundraising show with the support of Camelot lounge, fellow musicians and guest artists, to help finance a much needed operation, after she was in a horrific car accident.

Produced and compared by Dahlia’s dear friend Fay Sussman, the night will feature Sydney’s top musicians and performers on the night including: Joanna Weinberg(singer/songwriter/director), Gregg Arthur(Jazz singer/performer), Alex Parkmen (actor, singer, composer, pianist), Dahlia Dior (International Cabaret & Jazz singer/story teller), Marcello Maio(pianist extraordinaire), Mark Harris (double bass wizard, vocals), Eddie Bronson (Sax, clarinet), Leo Novikov (violin), Anatoli Torjinski (cello), Courtney Severini (piano, vocals). Please open your hearts and save this rare flower! You wont regret it

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Nov
15
Thu
LUKE ESCOMBE: KIMONO DRAGON.. A new musical comedy show @ Django
Nov 15 all-day

Luke Escombe7pm doors, 8pm show

Award-winning children’s songwriter, internationally acclaimed health advocate and respectable Northern Beaches father Luke Escombe doesn’t believe in priests, has no concept of discretion, and can’t afford a therapist. Every few years the silly and puerile thoughts that make him snicker into his pillow at night gang up on him and form into songs he probably shouldn’t play to anyone.

In his brand new show “Kimono Dragon”, he is joined onstage by bassist Nick Hoorweg and percussionist Jess Ciampa to release the latest batch of them into the world. Together, these playful musicians explore a vibrant, surreal, and relentlessly hilarious landscape peopled by vampires, pimps, and other secret beasts of the middle-class male psyche. Be warned: you’ll be singing these songs in your head for weeks afterwards!

“Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“Sharp and extremely funny” – AU Review

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Nov
16
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Nov 16 all-day

lololl7pm 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.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring Serbian / Berliner Romani husband Nenad Radic is drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Syd), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Syd), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melb.) and Muharem Sulejman on sax (Melb).

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MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Nov 16 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.

Following amazing sellout shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. 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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Nov
18
Sun
THE VOLATINSKY QUARTET: Live Score of Russian Sci-fi Silent Film ‘Aelita’ @ Django
Nov 18 all-day

Aelita Project Photo Shoot7pm doors, 8pm show

Aelita (1924) is one of the greatest sci-fi films of world cinema. This imaginative, visually-striking 1924 Soviet space epic will be performed with an innovative new score & reinterpretation by the renowned Volatinsky Quartet. The stunning design & tragi-comic tale tell of a journey to Mars to escape from a crime of passion set against the backdrop of the fledgling Soviet Russian State.

This is the story of Aelita, Queen of Mars. She is bored with her dull – and chaste – life among Martian aristocrats, and wishes to learn earthly passions. The Red Planet is ripe for revolution.

The Volatinsky Quartet is Lucy Voronov,- Cimbalom, Anatoli Torjinski – Cello, Stephen Lalor – Guitar & Domra & Jess Ciampa – Percussion.

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Nov
21
Wed
GREG ARNOLD (Things Of Stone & Wood) ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 21 all-day

Gregg7pm doors, 8pm show

Greg Arnold is the award winning singer-songwriter behind Australian folk-rock institution Things of Stone and Wood.

He wrote the top ten hit “Happy Birthday Helen”, the top four radio played song “Wildflowers” and the two top ten albums “The Yearning” and “Junk Theatre”. The band won an ARIA and Greg was named Australian Songwriter of the Year by APRA in 1993.

This November sees him return to Australia to launch his solo release “Against the Wheel” – an acoustic album recorded in his new home Geneva, Switzerland

In addition to performing the new record, as part of these intimate and special shows Greg will of course revisit some TOSAW classics.

Always happy to accommodate an obscure back catalogue request, he also promises to share at least one moderately amusing anecdote from an occasionally bizarre life in folk-rock.

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Nov
22
Thu
THE HAMILTONS (UK)
Nov 22 all-day

IMG_33197pm doors, 8pm show

“Irresistibly Dancey” – The Independant UK

Brother and sister duo The Hamiltons, are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Born to a musician father and a French mother, the pair grew up in Sydney Australia on tour with their fathers folk band before relocating to the UK with a one way ticket in 2015. This international pair travel the world performing their unique blend of jazz, pop, blues and cajun music to astounded audiences, impressed with their musicality as they both effortlessly glide from piano, drums, bass, accordion and vocals.

Sister Emma’s jazzy smooth vocals passionately evoke another era with her authentic interpretation of Edith Piaf to Charles Trenet classics which can only be mastered by a native speaker. Brother Tom is a piano virtuoso whose self taught approach is like no other. Together, they have released albums on ABC/Universal which Van Dyke Parks (The Beach Boys) claimed to be “a total triumph on so many levels”. Based in London, The Hamiltons have sold out their shows across the country, and have a residency in the West End which sees them perform most nights of the week.

On stage, the siblings’ show is electrifying. They perform with an instinct and intuition that only siblings with their rare talent can achieve. The Hamiltons are back in Sydney for a one-off show, their first in Australia since 2014. This will be a random night that will leave you on a high for days!

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Nov
23
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Nov 23 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate 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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POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django
Nov 23 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

Third show added due to popular demand!

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

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

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Nov
24
Sat
SATURDAY NIGHT SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO @ Django
Nov 24 all-day

Malo Malo7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the suave, urban Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the leading original up and coming salsa bands around the globe. They’ve headlined at the Sydney Salsa Palladium for the past four years, were featured at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival last year and have toured multiple times to Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche and Hermanos Lebron.

The eight-piece Malo Malo Orquesta is gaining notice around the world with their popular original recordings, “El Robo”, “Tombola” “Derecho,” “Ritmo Caliente,” “Acuarela,” and “Charanguita” Their repertoire also includes classics by Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and Ray Baretto. A strong jazz influence enriches the various latin rhythms including son, cha cha cha, rumba guaguanco and the occasional bolero.

Malo Malo bandleader and pianist Danny G Felix is also a member of the famous Orquesta Calibre based in Cali, Colombia, “the world capital of Salsa” with which he has recorded and co-written some of the biggest current international salsa hits.

The Malo Malo sound is equally enjoyable as a listening experience and as dance music. Don’t miss the chance to hear them while Danny G is in Australia.

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THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 24 all-day

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

The music that defined moments and gave those baby boomers and the world the best music ever.

Highlighting the music of Dylan, Cohen, Waits, Morrison, Petty, Segar, Cave, Cash, Mellencamp and so many more. This production will reunite or introduce you to artists and music that will never be forgotten!

Delivering the music and tales is a cast of contented talented and happy musicians who have had thousands of hours of experience with a variety of national and international productions under their sometimes angry old selves, fearturing Jeremy Edwards (MD and Guitar) Matt Ross (Guitar) Wayne Kellett (Bass) Di Solomon (Keys) George Brugmans (Drums).
You will be taken on a trip that has no artificial additions and is drug free! It’s pure, organic and simply great rock and roll. The Rockumentary Series delivers in words, music and imagery, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men.

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Nov
25
Sun
MARA! BAND AND MARTENITSA CHOIR
Nov 25 all-day

mara 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Mara! and Martenitsa will join forces for a feast of original music penned especially for this uniquely Australian World/Jazz/Roots ensemble, featuring jazz legends Sandy Evans and Paul Cutlan on woodwinds and Lloyd Swanton on double bass, world music icons Mara Kiek (voice & percussion) and Llew Kiek (plucked strings) along with the magnificent sound of Martenitsa Choir, featuring Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva.

Those familiar with this award-winning ensemble’s magnificent collaborative albums ‘Sezoni’(ARIA final nominee) and ‘Tra Parole e Silenzio’ will line up to preview the creative fruits of these remarkable musicians in this new collection of original works (working title ‘Za vas, ot nas’), due for release on CD early next year.

Bathe in the exquisite sound of the Martenitsa choir crowned with the angel voice of Silvia Entcheva and paired with the vivid imagination, virtuosity and raw energy of the Mara! band… and luxuriate in a sonic spa of rich and evocative new Australian music.

“A fine and seamless dialogue between cultural time frames…a richly variable sound. A deeply structured set which allows for free playing… (with) stark, pastel sequences and exuberant rhythms.” Sezoni Rolling Stone ”

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MIRIAM LIEBERMAN @ Django
Nov 25 all-day

miriam7pm doors, 8pm show

“Something of a renaissance woman… Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” – Sydney City News

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

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice. Playing kora as well as acoustic guitar, Miriam is joined by exceptional string players – violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/ Baby et Lulu) and Susie Bishop. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that melds into a soaring beautiful soundscape.

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Nov
29
Thu
MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION: “BOXING DAY DRIVE” TOUR
Nov 29 all-day

Mick Thomas live 2017 37a7pm doors, 8pm show Thursday, 9pm show Friday

Tickets On Sale 10am Friday 7 September

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 saw Mick release his new album “These Are The Songs”, a ‘Best Of’ focusing on his solo career; as well as his autobiography, “These Are the Days”, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

In 2018 the band took off to Memphis to record a new album with Kevin Houston and the sons of Jim Dickinson in the studio built by their father Jim who recorded Wedding’s Parties Anything’s “The Big Don’t Argue” 30 years ago.

With a release date set for early 2019, Mick and band take to the road this Christmas with a teaser in the form of a new E.P all ready for your Christmas stocking.

www.mickthomas.com
​https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

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Nov
30
Fri
4 KINGS @ Django
Nov 30 all-day

4KINGS 20177pm doors, 9pm show

4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django!

4 KINGS will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), the 4 KINGS with new bass player Mike Taylor and bunch of new songs and favourites will keep you moving and grooving all night long!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online as this band has a habit of selling out gigs fast, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION: “BOXING DAY DRIVE” TOUR
Nov 30 all-day

Mick Thomas live 2017 37a7pm doors, 8pm show Thursday, 9pm show Friday

Tickets On Sale 10am Friday 7 September

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 saw Mick release his new album “These Are The Songs”, a ‘Best Of’ focusing on his solo career; as well as his autobiography, “These Are the Days”, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

In 2018 the band took off to Memphis to record a new album with Kevin Houston and the sons of Jim Dickinson in the studio built by their father Jim who recorded Wedding’s Parties Anything’s “The Big Don’t Argue” 30 years ago.

With a release date set for early 2019, Mick and band take to the road this Christmas with a teaser in the form of a new E.P all ready for your Christmas stocking.

www.mickthomas.com
​https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

more info [1305200]

Dec
1
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django
Dec 1 all-day

kavalo7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Dec
7
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Dec 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary PRINCE with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits LIVE.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as THE PURPLE DOVES celebrate the music and spirit of PRINCE. THE PURPLE DOVES band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode – it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.

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Dec
12
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS
Dec 12 all-day

Black7pm 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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Dec
13
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS
Dec 13 all-day

Black7pm 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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Dec
19
Wed
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE: A VERY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS
Dec 19 all-day

Spooky-Men-2017a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Over two massive nights, Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot for A Very Spooky Christmas!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
20
Thu
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE: A VERY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS
Dec 20 all-day

Spooky-Men-2017a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Over two massive nights, Spooky Men’s Chorale come back to Camelot for A Very Spooky Christmas!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
21
Fri
JEFF DUFF presents WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Dec 21 all-day

WOTWS-18-poster-17pm doors, 9pm show

Jeff Duff & his killer band perform Lou Reed’s Landmark Album Transformer in its entirety plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed’s and Velvet Underground’s classics!  Joining Jeff is John Encarnacao,Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!

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THE BRUNO MARS EXPERIENCE @ Django
Dec 21 all-day

bruno 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Presented to you by Lombardo Entertainment, who brought you THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE & THE MUSIC OF THRILLER, here is another 5 star show that is not to be missed. Witness the biggest hits of today that throws back to the classic funk sound of yesterday with hits including Uptown Funk, 24k Magic, Versace on the Floor, Treasure & many more. Featuring some of Sydney’s most elite line up of FUNK musicians & singers, prepare to shake it to the funkiest songs of the modern generation.

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