Mar
14
Thu
AFENGINN (Denmark)
Mar 14 all-day

afenginn_17pm doors, 8pm show

Inquisitive, playful and imaginative, this acclaimed 6-piece ensemble from Copenhagen (mandolin, violin, cello, keys and drums) have created a unique sound and style: acoustic, innovative and dynamic. Afenginn has built a worldwide reputation for their virtuosity and mesmerising live shows, always fuelled by great joy. Inspired by Scandinavian music, folk and the classical symphony, their music moves effortlessly from wild and exuberant, to epic and cinematic.

Winners of six Danish Music Awards, Afenginn returns to Australia to perform at Port Fairy Folk Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival. Don’t miss this sonic immersion.

“Visionary and timeless.” : Stacja Islandia (PL)

“Matchless masterpiece.” : Musik an Sich (DE)

“A towering force in modern Nordic music.” : fROOTS (UK)

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GABY MORENO (Guatemala)
Mar 14 all-day

Gaby_Moreno_-_Bowery_Ballroom_(1a)

7pm doors, 8pm show

Gaby Moreno is a captivating vocalist and songwriter originally hailing from Guatemala. She is an Emmy nominee and Latin Grammy winner who has released 4 solo records internationally. Her latest album “Ilusión” received a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. She has toured with Tracy Chapman, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Ani DiFranco, Punch Brothers, Milk Carton Kids and Calexico, and has shared stages with the likes of Bono, Andrea Bocelli and Van Dyke Parks.

Gaby has collaborated with Van Dyke Parks to create an orchestral album that will be released this Fall. The album also features Jackson Browne, Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder. Over the past three years, Moreno has toured Australia as part of the Celebrating David Bowie extravaganza, as a featured member of Hugh Laurie’s Copper Bottom Band and as co-lead singer of the critically acclaimed vocal group The SongBirds.

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Mar
15
Fri
STEVE BALBI & VIXEN STRINGS + GIA
Mar 15 all-day

Steve Balbi - Photo by Vincent Stone7pm doors, 9pm show

By popular demand, Steve Balbi strides to the crease and takes guard for the first time in 2019, at Camelot Lounge on Friday 15 March!

The year 2018 was momentous for composer, performer and producer, Steve Balbi, for so many reasons. In April he recorded the single ‘Winners’ with Jessica Irwin, which was a world first release using Psykinetic’s ground breaking eye-control music software, Atmosphere.

Three months later, Balbi composed and produced the new Fox Test Cricket Theme. Orchestrated by George Ellis and recorded with members from the Sydney Symphony, this new theme promises to become profoundly entrenched within the Australian consciousness throughout the 2018/19 summer, just as Channel Nine Test Cricket theme has been an iconic symbol of the Australian summer for the past 40 years.

Of course, on October 26, casting a renewed focus upon the notion humanity, in riff and verse, he released his first single in more than three years, ‘Modern Love’, which debuted at #3 on the iTunes Rock Chart.

Having secured a support spot with Midnight Oil at the Bid Red Bash in Birdsville in July, the tone ‘n’ rhythm has been set for an equally remarkable 2019. Balbi’s last trip to Camelot sold out. So don’t miss out this time ‘round, as the creative chameleon mines a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, transcending rock and pop while coalescing sentimentality and soul at Camelot Lounge on Friday 15 March, 2019.

Born with music flowing through her veins, GIA is a passionate, young emerging artist and multi – instrumentalist from Sydney, Australia.
“I create music that takes you on a journey and bares my soul.” – GIA

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Mar
16
Sat
THE SOUL MOVERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! May 11 Now On Sale!!!)
Mar 16 all-day

soul7pm doors, 9pm show

STOP PRESS: Following the SOUL’D OUT signs going up on The Soul Movers March 16th album launch show at Django we can now announce that due to massive public demand a second date has been added.

Saturday May 11th will see Camelot Lounge shake, rock and soul with the songs that were recorded in some of the most iconic recording studios in soul recording history – they can be found on the Bona Fide album which is released late March – don’t miss this chance to catch The Soul Movers in Sydney before they continue to lap the country on this album launch tour.

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Mar
17
Sun
KAREN LEE ANDREWS + JAY POWER
Mar 17 all-day

KLA7pm doors, 8pm show

Karen Lee Andrews (formerly Ms Murphy) has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a new style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this proud Polynesian woman of soul is back with her own original music and new EP. Her sound is an exceptional blend of American Blues and Soul. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression. This commanding woman of soul is back and the depths of her voice unlimited. She is fast becoming a festival favourite, but on Sun 17th March she will be at the Camelot Lounge with her world class band – Adam Ventoura on bass and Yanya Boston on drums.

“One of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian Entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.”
Paul Sheehan, Sydney Morning Herald

The name ‘Power’ describes her work perfectly. Driven by hip-hop inspired beats, straight up lyrics and a big voice. Rhythm is where Jay is most comfortable, layering melodies over beats your body won’t want to ignore. Her love for lush vocals shows in her arrangements, filled with the harmonies and beauty that comes from an artist who lives to sing. She is joined by experienced RnB guitarist, Mikey Chan. Chan has lent his formidable talent to heavyweights like Grammy award-winning Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes, Roots Manuva and Kimbra.

“Jay Power is just the right blend of sass and soul. She’s definitely got substance.”
The Advertiser

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TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL with JEN MIZE & MARK SHOLTEZ + SMITH & JONES @ Django
Mar 17 all-day

twilight7pm doors, 8pm show

Join award-winning recording artists Mark Sholtez and Jen Mize, along with their all-star band in the intimate surroundings of the Django Bar, as they pay tribute to the great cowboy crooners, including Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Dale Evans.

Twilight on the Trail will lead you on a journey through the dusty canyons, in an evening of iconic cowboy songs from the golden era of American popular music.

Jen Mize grew up in a ranch house in the heart of the Mojave Desert with dreams of being a rodeo queen. A descendant of the Native American Lumbee people, for Jen the stories captured in these old cowboy songs often run parallel to her own story and her childhood experiences exploring the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains.

Sholtez however has a vastly different connection to this music. He came to know the old west through a Hollywood lens, and in the form of the singing cowboy. Ultimately, it was Sholtez’s ongoing fascination with these lonesome cowboy chronicles, underscored by a perfect Hollywood soundtrack that inspired the recording of Twilight on the Trail. The late-night call of the cowboy crooner was not all that different from the sounds emerging from the big city jazz clubs of the time, making it an ideal musical meeting place for this collaboration.

Opening the night is Smith & Jones.

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Mar
20
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Mar 20 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

Mar
21
Thu
RENÉE GEYER (MELB) + KATE WADEY
Mar 21 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for a magical night 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.

Opening the night is Kate Wadey with a little sneak preview ahead of her Album Launch on March 28!!

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TOMATO/TOMATO (CANADA) + THE GREEN MOHAIR SUITS @ Django
Mar 21 all-day

thu7pm doors, 8pm show

Award-winning Canadian duo Tomato/Tomato bring their eclectic mix of folk and country to Django @ Camelot on Thursday 21st March to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album ‘Canary in a Coalmine’. Their live show includes jaw dropping multi-tasking, dynamic guitar arrangements and soaring vocal harmonies. Stitch these elements together with heartfelt songwriting and you have an unforgettable musical experience.

The Green Mohair Suits always entertain with their fun and innovative take on country, folk and bluegrass music. Consisting of expressive songwriters Richie Cuthbert, Jason Mannell and Ben Romalis, the group takes their three-part harmonising seriously. Their inspired musicianship has seen them compile a collection of quality original tunes that are a mix of heartbreak, humour and humility.

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Mar
22
Fri
THE MABELS present THE TARANTINO EXPERIENCE @ Django
Mar 22 all-day

QUENTIN-TARANTINO7pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney favourites The Mabels bring you THE TARANTINO EXPERIENCE, songs from and inspired by the movies of Quentin Tarantino.

From Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, the iconic soundtracks of Tarantino have scored a generation of classic films and now the Mabels bring all your favourites (and some others) to the stage in a rollicking night that’ll have you on your feet and dancing like Vincent Vega and Mrs Mia Wallace.

Join The Mabels in the Django (unchained) Bar @ Camelot lounge for a wild night of love, revenge and rock and roll.

It’s guaranteed to the the Quentin-sential Tarantino night. (See what we did there?)

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Mar
23
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY @ Django
Mar 23 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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Mar
24
Sun
FOUR: A Night of Incredible Jazz and a taste of Nancy Wilson
Mar 24 all-day

four7pm doors, 8pm show

AFTER A SELLOUT CONCERT IN AUGUST 2018 FOUR ARE BACK WITH A COMPLETELY NEW SHOW
A classic Collection Of Jazz Standards remembering the great Nancy Wilson!

Marie Wilson, Sandie White, Joy Yates, Susan-Gai Dowling, Together with Dave MacRae piano Craig Scott bass Laurie Bennett drums “If you asked me I could write a book”…..about the international achievements of these FOUR great singers.
All are accomplished performers of jazz influenced standards and together they 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 over decades of live performances and recordings they have contributed more than many to the history and development of jazz singing in Australia.

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MIC CONWAY with ROBBIE LONG @ Django
Mar 24 all-day

MicConawy_RobbieLong_StreetofDreams17pm doors, 8pm show

In a circus of comedy, music and magic, Mic Conway presents an hilarious array of idiosyncratic songs that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split.  Audiences who know this ARIA-award winning entertainer from “Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band” and Circus Oz will be delighted by this incarnation: Mic as storyteller of tall tales and true.  He takes the stage with Robbie Long (multi-instrumentalist and Australian Flat Pick Guitar Champion). There’s magic, juggling, cavorting and that trademark tongue-in-cheek sense of humour. Stripped back, irreverent, and shameless… it’s surreal vaudeville for crooning and swooning.

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Mar
27
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Mar 27 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

Mar
28
Thu
KATE WADEY ALBUM LAUNCH
Mar 28 all-day

Kate Wadey7pm doors, 8pm show

Kate Wadey is back at Camelot after a SOLD OUT performance last year!

Here to release her 2nd album ‘Moon Song.’ An album of beautiful Jazz Standards with unique arrangements.
Kate effortlessly explores and interprets jazz classics with a charm and sophistication that appear to come from another time and place. Kate has a gorgeously rich and warm voice, coupled with a vocal range, sophistication and innate swing that bely her youth. Imbued with emotion, yet technically masterful, these interpretations are destined to hold their own among the greats. The overwhelming response to this release and to Kate’s live appearances are cementing her place among the young musicians to be noticed in Sydney today.

Kate began singing in gospel choirs and jazz vocal ensembles as a 13 year old in Adelaide. She moved to Sydney and immediately made waves in the notoriously difficult to crack Sydney live scene as a backing singer, studio vocalist, pop vocalist, soul and Motown singer.

Recently however, she has found her way back to her jazz roots and she’s making people sit up and take notice. Kate regularly sings live and records with the cream of Australia’s current crop of extraordinary jazz musicians and composers and has rapidly gathered praise and new fans.

Backed by incredible band:

Matthew McMahon: Piano
Peter Koopman: Guitar
Samuel Dobson: Double Bass

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THE PAT POWELL SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND playing MUDDY WATERS @ Django
Mar 28 all-day

hard again7pm doors, 8pm show

With a career that spans over four decades and right across the globe, Pat Powell is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocal talents. From ska to blues. Hip-hop to soul. RnB to reggae, the extraordinary depth of musical versatility is exemplified by the bands he in. These include The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Declan Kelly Presents: Diesel n’Dub, The Protesters, Dancing in the Shadows of Motown, Blues and Soul Extravaganza and Chocolate Jazz: From the blues to bebop to name a few..

For this special one off show, Pat and his all star band are delving deep into the music of blues legend Muddy Waters and in particular the Hard Again album.

Joining Pat for this incredible show is Illya Szwec (Guitar), Continental Rob Susz (Harmonica), Lachy Doley (Keys), Antero Cesyin (Drums) and Mike Rix (Bass).

For lovers of the blues or lovers of great music, this is a night not to be missed.

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Mar
29
Fri
ORIENTE TRES @ Django
Mar 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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PERRY KEYES
Mar 29 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge due to unprecedented demand!

Following three sold out shows in 2018, Perry Keyes and his band return to the Camelot Lounge for 2019 to perform back to back shows on Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30. These are the last Sydney shows before Keyes takes an extended break to record the follow up to his 2018 album ‘Jim Salmon’s Lament’.

Whether it’s the ‘love among the ruins’ approach of his first album, Meter (2005); the portrayal of the disappearing inner-city working class community on The Last Ghost Train Home (2007); the songs of volatile adolescence on Johnny Ray’s Downtown (2010); or characters coming to terms with the geographic dislocation and subsequent social exclusion of Sunnyholt (2015), Keyes’ song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate and detailed storytelling.

It’s a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs and stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Mar
30
Sat
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django
Mar 30 all-day

nads7pm door, 9pm show

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

Nadya’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.

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

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PERRY KEYES
Mar 30 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

Singer-songwriter Perry Keyes is returning to Camelot Lounge due to unprecedented demand!

Following three sold out shows in 2018, Perry Keyes and his band return to the Camelot Lounge for 2019 to perform back to back shows on Friday March 29 and Saturday March 30. These are the last Sydney shows before Keyes takes an extended break to record the follow up to his 2018 album ‘Jim Salmon’s Lament’.

Whether it’s the ‘love among the ruins’ approach of his first album, Meter (2005); the portrayal of the disappearing inner-city working class community on The Last Ghost Train Home (2007); the songs of volatile adolescence on Johnny Ray’s Downtown (2010); or characters coming to terms with the geographic dislocation and subsequent social exclusion of Sunnyholt (2015), Keyes’ song-writing maintains a capacity for cinematic sweep whilst at the same time exhibiting intimate and detailed storytelling.

It’s a rare chance to witness Perry and his band presenting his compelling songs and stories from the heart of the inner-city.

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Mar
31
Sun
ARREBATO ENSEMBLE
Mar 31 all-day

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

Arrebato Ensemble returns to Camelot Lounge!!

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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CANTO LATINO QUARTET @ Django
Mar 31 all-day

Image for 2019 artwork7pm doors, 8pm show

The dynamics of slinky tango and heart-wrenching fado, with happy dashes of spicy Mexican and Latin music … all embellished in fabulous tales from the golden eras of faraway lands …

Amanda Handel – voice

Jane Andino – piano

Gary Daley – accordion

Matt Handel – saxophones

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Apr
4
Thu
GIFFEN @ Django
Apr 4 all-day
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7pm 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

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Apr 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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Apr
5
Fri
KING TIDE @ Django
Apr 5 all-day

king-tide 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Apr 5 all-day
Monterey Pop Festival 

7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrating the music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s, Damien Lovelock has put together the best and most influential songs from the bands of the era that had the greatest impact on the Festival. The Monterey Pop Festivals was a 3 day concert held on the 16th June to the 18th June in 1967. The 7000 capacity was eclipsed threefold, as the Festival took off and became a huge watershed for the counter culture just like Woodstock that happened 2 years later. The festival is remembered for appearances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Mammas and Pappas, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The festival became known as having sown the seeds of the Summer Of Love which would make a historical mark for more generations.

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Apr
6
Sat
COPE STREET PARADE @ Django Bar
Apr 6 all-day

cope

7pm door, 9pm show

Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

The Cope Street Parade are launching their 7th studio album nationally in April 2019.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

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VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 6 all-day

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 9pm show Saturday, 8pm show Sunday

Everybody’s favourite Russian criminals make their long-awaited return to Australian stages, launching their much-anticipated new album, “The Odessa Job”. The band has amassed an incredibly dedicated fan-base over the last 14 years, but for those who don’t know, VulgarGrad are a seven-piece band that play music by, for, and about Russian criminals – raw, raucous, and rude (particularly if you understand Russian).

Be prepared for a night of gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument you will ever see, the contrabass balalaika.
Experience drunken songs, inebriated waltzes, manic stomps, hot swing from the Cold War days along with punk classics of the Perestroika era.

Wear a striped top and learn to swear in Russian, and you will dance or the trumpeter will shoot you.

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Apr
7
Sun
4 KINGS play tribute to the 3 KINGS @ Django
Apr 7 all-day

4KINGS 20177pm doors, 8pm show

4 KINGS are set for an amazing tribute show featuring the ‘3 KINGS’ of the guitar blues at Django!

4 KINGS will be playing a special tribute to the ‘3 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert King, Freddie King, and BB King). 4 KINGS will faithfully recreate the guitar sounds and vibe of these iconic blues players while performing and singing some of their best known hits!

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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VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 7 all-day

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 9pm show Saturday, 8pm show Sunday

Everybody’s favourite Russian criminals make their long-awaited return to Australian stages, launching their much-anticipated new album, “The Odessa Job”. The band has amassed an incredibly dedicated fan-base over the last 14 years, but for those who don’t know, VulgarGrad are a seven-piece band that play music by, for, and about Russian criminals – raw, raucous, and rude (particularly if you understand Russian).

Be prepared for a night of gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument you will ever see, the contrabass balalaika.
Experience drunken songs, inebriated waltzes, manic stomps, hot swing from the Cold War days along with punk classics of the Perestroika era.

Wear a striped top and learn to swear in Russian, and you will dance or the trumpeter will shoot you.

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Apr
10
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB)
Apr 10 all-day

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge for 2 nights!

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.

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Apr
11
Thu
MINDY SOTIRI + THE WAYWARD DOVES @ Django
Apr 11 all-day

mindy7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Quirky and real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place’ (SMH)

‘Songs that reverberate honesty and real life’

Singer-songwriter Mindy Sotiri returns to Django along with her stunning band for a night of music, stories and questionable life advice. Mindy writes songs that are spun from the mess of every day life. She has developed a reputation for her unique and honest songwriting, as well as making the drunk women of Marrickville weep. She will be playing tunes from her critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Women Smoking’.

The Wayward Doves sing sad and funny songs for your listening pleasure. The band features songwriter Luke Russell, star of stage and screen Blazey Best, and the velvet voice of Nicole Smede. Big harmonies, small dance steps.

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THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB) SOLD OUT!!! WED SELLING FAST!!!
Apr 11 all-day

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge for 2 nights!

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.

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Apr
12
Fri
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Jeff Duff & The Coney Island Babes present a night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
Apr 12 all-day

lou7pm doors, 9pm show

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE the music of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground Including a performance of Lou Reeds album masterpiece ‘TRANSFORMER’

starring: Jeff Duff and a killer band featuring John Encarnacao, Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!

A gutsy and powerful night of very cool music – ground breaking music that evolved from Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York during the creative madness of the 60s and 70s.Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground produced the trailblazing sounds that changed the nature of popular music forever.

Jeff Duff and a killer band salute Lou Reed with a performance of the entire ‘Transformer’ album plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed/ Velvet Underground classics.

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Apr
13
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Apr 13 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Apr
14
Sun
EVELYNE WELTLINGER (ALBUM LAUNCH) featuring DANIEL WELTLINGER @ Django
Apr 14 all-day

IMG_21237pm doors, 8pm show

Come and enjoy this evening of beautiful music, as Evelyne regales you with material from her soulful album, “Songs of My Heart”. You will hear a variety of music – melodic Yiddish songs with Evelyne’s lyrics in French and English, evergreen classics in an exotic mix of languages, and her own expressive compositions.

Violinist virtuoso Daniel Weltlinger, visiting from Berlin, happily features in this launch, as he does on Evelyne’ s CD.

The lineup of wonderful musicians also includes –

Marcello Maio – accordion/piano
Cameron Jones – guitar
Mark Harris – bass

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GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY: A TRIBUTE TO APOSTOLOS KALDARAS & STAVROS KOUGIOUMTZIS
Apr 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

A tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras and Stavros Kougioumtzi

Presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney and Steki Taverna

Steki Τaverna is bringing some of its talented musicians to celebrate and pay tribute to two of Greece’s finest composers at Camelot Lounge. Musical arrangements, vocals and electric guitar: Nikos Sousamidis. Vocals and guitar: Themis Ioakimidis. Bouzouki: John Zaharis and Serafim Bougiotis. Bass guitar: George Nikolopoulos.

Apostolos Kaldaras is perhaps best known for his big success “Νύχτωσε χωρίς φεγγάρι”, while Stavros Kougioumtzis is one of the most significant Greek music composers of the 20th century and was instrumental in George Dalaras’ early career.

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Apr
18
Thu
KALLIDAD @ Django
Apr 18 all-day

Kallidad7pm doors, 8pm show

After a sold out show in 2018, Kallidad return to Camelot Lounge!

Day of the Dead “Flamingo Fiesta” trio Kallidad formed in unlikely circumstances five years ago, and partly by accident. From humble beginnings Kallidad have become a world class headining act.

An all instrumental show, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group visit Europe, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Kallidad is one of Australia’s hardest working bands, constantly crisscrossing the great southern land, spreading their music and engaging with the land itself. The lineup is simple­ two Spanish guitars and percussion. But don’t let the lightweight set up fool you!

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RICCARDO TESI & BANDITALIANA (ITALY)
Apr 18 all-day

6027pm doors, 8pm show

Banditaliana celebrates its 25 years anniversary with a new album and a tour of Australia!!

With the scent of the Mediterranean sea, always a source of inspiration for their music, they are hitting with range of new songs and instrumental compositions. Music that has no borders, where tradition and innovation merge and blend together.

The quartet was founded in 1992 by Riccardo Tesi and is now one of the most famous internationally known Italian groups in the world music scene.

Original compositions, instrumental virtuosity, precious rhythmic blends and refined arrangements make up the stylistic element of the group that with its light and cheerful music has enchanted the audiences of the most important folk and world festivals.

Instigator of the rediscovery of the diatonic accordion, Riccardo Tesi revolutionised the image and vocabulary of this popular instrument by forcing the narrow boundaries of ethnic music to be included in the jazz and singer-songwriting field.

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Apr
20
Sat
SATURDAY NIGHT SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO @ Django
Apr 20 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 ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Apr 20 all-day

aretha-franklin-lead (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Due to huge demand after 3 sold out shows, this must see show returns to Camelot Lounge!

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Apr
24
Wed
ARCHIE ROACH
Apr 24 all-day

Archie live7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach emerged in the early ’90s. His ARIA-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane, was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 albums of 1992. It centred around Archie’s heartbreaking song, “Took the Children Away”.

Archie’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been recognised locally and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including the late Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega and Patti Smith.

Archie will be performing songs from his new 3 CD box set of recent live shows, Into the Bloodstream 2012; Let Love Rule 2016 and Dancing With My Spirit 2018, marking the first time Archie has released recordings of his live concerts.

His music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice – uniquely Australian and undeniably universal – continues to resonate for us all.

Apr
25
Thu
EDGELARKS: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (UK)
Apr 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Winners of the BBC Folk Award for “Best Duo”, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin combine hauntingly beautiful vocal harmonies, astonishing instrumental virtuosity with genre-bending material telling tales of myth, history and legend.

Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK’s best dobro and harmonica players. Having immersed himself in the music of the British Isles, America’s deep south and Indian classical music he specialises in lap slide techniques, drawing together these diverse influences to create a unique and captivating voice. His innovative harmonica style combines Country Blues with beat-boxing to jaw-dropping effect.

Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing on fiddle, viola and banjo, her songs weave folklore and legends around beautiful melodies and haunting harmonies.

This extraordinary UK duo have performed at Woodford, Cygnet, Illawarra, Fairbridge and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, and Blue Mountains Music Festival to an overwhelmingly warm reception.

“Imaginative dobro, guitar and harmonica work … evocative fiddle and banjo playing and enchanting vocals.”
4.5 stars ★★★★½ ~ Tony Hillier, The Australian

“Combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma… Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original.” – The Guardian

“A modern classic… one of the best duos on the planet.” – BBC

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REECE MASTIN
Apr 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Reece Mastin is loved all over the countryside and with a career kicking off in the 2000’s after winning X Factor Australia in 2011 as a 16 year old and achieving so much at such a young age including 2x Platinum #1 albums, Three Consecutive chart topping Singles, Aria Chart #1,2 and #1 Singles respectively.

Reece now 24 years of age released his first fully independent EP “Suitcase of Stories” in April 2018 debuting at #1 on Itunes Rock Charts and followed that with a National Tour and a Sold Out show in his childhood hometown in the UK.

Rock n Roll born and bred, guitars are loud and proud, Reece’s show is full of energy and fun, you can see it written on his face alongside his amazingly tight band. Leaving behind the pop sound he once had, to play what runs through his veins and pours out of him in his new music, this is now the sound he was made to bring to the world. Reece has a whole heap of new material and he’s bloody keen to perform alongside the classics of 2011/12. Forget all you think you know about this young singer and go introduce yourself to Reece’s new sound at a show not to be missed.

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Apr
26
Fri
NEVER ENDING 80’s
Apr 26 all-day

NE80s

7pm doors, 9pm show

There’s no other decade like the 80’s. It was THE era of BIG HAIR, BIG HITS, BIG FUN and the birth of MTV Unplugged

To celebrate the 30 years since MTV Unplugged graced our TV screens, Australia’s favourite 80s band presents the hits of THE BEST decade ever, Plugged and Unplugged

First Set: Stripped back & raw… the band allows the lyrics and melodies to shine as they take on all the classic 80’s hits like Careless Whisper (George Michael) Cyndi Lauper (True Colors) Take On Me (a-ha) Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi) and Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna) and many more of your favourites in acoustic mode, showcasing just how good the songs of the 80’s really are, and why we love them so much!

Then…

Second Set: All inspired we FLICK THE PARTY SWITCH, plug in and bring the night home big time, in our famous dance party mode.

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THE SICARIOS: The Best of CCR, TOM PETTY and NEIL YOUNG @ Django
Apr 26 all-day

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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Apr
27
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Apr 27 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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Apr
28
Sun
CHAIKA ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 28 all-day

chaika

7pm doors, 8pm

Described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), Chaika create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Australia’s own stunning landscapes. Their genre-blending sounds have been branded by fans as ‘Nomadic Folk-Jazz’. Employing ethereal harmonies (in several languages), a myriad of instruments and a dynamic ability for discovery, Chaika re- imagine and create their own exuberant music traversing incredible landscapes with jazz-like dexterity.

This April, 2019, they will release their third LP ‘Arrow’ – an almost completely original suite of work injected with the compositional personalities of all 6 members. Chaika comprises musicians who have written for and performed with a truly diverse roster, including Monsieur Camembert, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, The Brandenburg Orchestra, Riley Lee, Mara! & The Martenitsa Choir, and The Song Company to name a few.

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May
3
Fri
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
May 3 all-day

jungle boogie camelot jpg (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

For the first their first time at Django, get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

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

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
May 3 all-day

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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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May
4
Sat
A NIGHT OF CREAM & HENDRIX @ Django
May 4 all-day

cream hendrix7pm doors, 9pm show

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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MARSALA
May 4 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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May
5
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR & COURTNEY SEVERINI present CAFÉ CONTINENTALE
May 5 all-day

court and dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

Café Continentale – A luscious Latin Music Celebration.

A feast of Italian/Neapolitan Golden oldies with a contemporary kink, Spanish evergreens with a peek into 15th Century Sephardic Andalusia, heartfelt Brazilian joyous/melancholic love lores and a sprinkling of French and English hot garnish…

Dahlia Dior and Courtney Severini combined their vocal/instrumental talents and passion to create this magical show. They are joined by the mercurial Mark Harris on double bass and Jess Ciampa’s rousing percussion.
Café Continental – A night of bewitching melodies, tantalising
harmonies, rousing rhythms and stimulating stories.

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GUITARRA FLAMENCA feat. PACO LARA (Spain) & DAMIAN WRIGHT (Aus) @ Django
May 5 all-day

PACO & DAMIAN lo res7pm doors, 8pm show

ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT presenting a performance of spectacular flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo & more.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry.

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

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May
10
Fri
ROB SNARSKI ALBUM LAUNCH (THE BLACKEYED SUSANS)
May 10 all-day

ROB 20197pm doors, 9pm show

Since the release of Snarski’s acclaimed debut solo album “Wounded Bird” there’s been an album of cover songs (by request | recorded on an iphone)~ “Low Fidelity”, then the return to his beloved band The Blackeyed Susans for the album “Close Your Eyes and See” …and in-between a set of short whimsical, music and family related tales within his sweet memoir “You’re Not Rob Snarski ~ Crumbs from the Cake”.

So it makes perfect sense “Sparrow & Swan” (his second solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes ~ there are stories here from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki …and the weather ~ there’s always the weather, the extremities ~ the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice …and birds, what’s with the birds?

The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki ~ think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.

Tickets go on sale 9am, Wed 13 Feb.

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THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
May 10 all-day

petty nicks7pm doors, 9pm show

Sophie Jones (Smith & Jones) has teamed up with Sydney based producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter to present a 2 set show of the best of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty. Covering an incredible range of bona fide hit territory, including Nicks’ solo career as well as her Fleetwood Mac classics, plus Petty’s work as a solo artist, with The Heartbreakers and with the Travelling Wilburys, this promises to be a memorable night of incredible songs by two distinct voices.

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May
11
Sat
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
May 11 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE SOUL MOVERS ENCORE ALBUM LAUNCH
May 11 all-day

soul7pm doors, 9pm show

STOP PRESS: Following the SOUL’D OUT signs going up on The Soul Movers March 16th album launch show at Django we can now announce that due to massive public demand a second date has been added.

Saturday May 11th will see Camelot Lounge shake, rock and soul with the songs that were recorded in some of the most iconic recording studios in soul recording history – they can be found on the Bona Fide album which is released late March – don’t miss this chance to catch The Soul Movers in Sydney before they continue to lap the country on this album launch tour.

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May
17
Fri
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES MARIACHI BAND
May 17 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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SONGS OF THE SIXTIES @ Django
May 17 all-day

Songs_of_the_60s_(1)7pm doors, 9pm show

On May 17, 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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May
18
Sat
TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
May 18 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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May
19
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
May 19 all-day

jonah7pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney’s hottest community a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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May
23
Thu
RICK PRICE @ Django
May 23 all-day

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Rick Price returns to Django @ Camelot for a rare intimate show.

“Price’s voice is beautifully melodic. The years since his hits ‘Heaven Knows’ and ‘Not A Day Goes By’, have given his tone greater maturity and lushness while retaining a soaring boyishness. He offers these songs with a fresh touch, they lilt and drift through the audience like saccharine kisses.” – The Music

“When I think of the very best that the Australian music industry has to offer, Rick Price and his debut album are always at the top of my list. While it has been over 25 years since I was first exposed to this exceptional album, I can say with complete honesty that it feels as fresh as the day it was released.” Mark Greentree Subject Sounds

“Whether you’re a seasoned Rick Price attendee or seeing him for the first time, Rick’s honest banter and engaging stage presence has you leaving his gig feeling like you’ve’ know him for years. When it comes to Australian male vocalists and songwriters, Rick Price deserves to be regarded among the very best.” – The Rockpit

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May
24
Fri
KATIE NOONAN
May 24 all-day

ktnoonan 7pm doors, 9pm 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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May
26
Sun
SUPER RATS @ Django
May 26 all-day

SuperRats27pm doors, 8pm show

Classic Romanian music, from Canberra. At last something sweet from the Capital!
Super Rats play lautari music, from the gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.

After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats to present virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Cine știe cunoaște!

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May
29
Wed
TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER @ Django
May 29 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

Tickets go on sale 9am Thu 7 March.

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May
30
Thu
TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER @ Django
May 30 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

Tickets go on sale 9am Thu 7 March.

more info [1305200]

May
31
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
May 31 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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Jun
1
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Jun 1 all-day

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

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

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

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

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PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django
Jun 1 all-day

pape 3a7pm doors, 9pm show

Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music, Chosani Afrique is catchy, soulful, energetic and powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional african costumes and irresistibly danceable songs. A captivating live band, Chosani Afrique invite you to one of the best african parties in town!

Pape Mbaye is an multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon and Guitar. His original songs are based upon traditional proverbs and stories. Pape has an undeniable ability to unlock all inhibitions, igniting the senses in his dynamic compositions and powerful delivery.

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Jun
7
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Jun 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Purple Doves return after their last 9 SOLD OUT shows at Camelot Lounge to celebrate PRINCE on his birthday weekend. Be ready to party to all the hits and your favourite B sides LIVE with the country’s no 1 PRINCE tribute band. 80s synth and falsetto vocal will have you partying like it’s…. Yeh, party to hits such as 1999, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Cream and so much more Minneapolis FUNK. Be quick to secure your tickets!

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Jun
9
Sun
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Jun 9 all-day

mahalia 2a (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

Mahalia Barnes 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.  Don’t expect a quiet, polite, restrained gig, or a gimmicky soul show with costumes and scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw and exciting. Great players, great singing and so much feeling.

On the night, Mahalia will be joined by The Soul Mates Franco Raggatt(guitar),Clayton Doley(keys),Benjamin Rodgers(bass) and David Hibbard (drums) as well as a few special guests!

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Jun
16
Sun
Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)
Jun 16 all-day

zstar 1a

7pm doors, 8pm

Intense and powerful vocals, driving beats, phenomenal musicality, strength and spirit wrapped up in whiskey swiggin’ wild shenanigans from the next dimension!!

The Z-STAR TRINITY trio comprise of Voice & Gtrs, Bass and Drums. Zee’s Australian line-up features Beck Flatt on Drums (The Red Paintings, Hussy Hicks, Blues Arcadia) and Jez Klysz on Bass (Blue Arcadia, Sunset Junkies). They’ve just taken Australia by storm with a 50-date debut tour including headline festival and venue performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Townsville, as well as inland shows reaching regional and Aboriginal communities. Setting stages alight with their high-octane energy and raw passion, the trio have been touted as the highlight of many a festival this winter. From the Sydney Guitar Festival, to Palm Creek Folk Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival, “Z-Star Trinity blew minds with their high energy driving rock” – Regional Arts NSW.

 

“Exhilarating to watch!”
– Indulge Magazine

“Z-STAR TRINITY thunder into action with power and force…I could feel the beat through the floorboards, lifting me up out of my seat and onto the dance floor.”
– Australian Stage

www.zstarmusic.com

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Jun
21
Fri
BRING ON THE NIGHT: Celebrating the Music of STING @ Django
Jun 21 all-day

Dittmar_Sting_3714168533977pm doors, 8pm show

One of the most influential and prolific singer/song writers of his time, Sting has a body of work spanning over 4 decades. From his early days, as front man and bassist for The Police, to his stellar and long standing solo career, Sting has continued to evolve and wow fans with his diversity and raw ability to create everything from medieval madrigals to some of the most iconic pop hits of our time.

Come join us for a night celebrating the musical genius that is, Sting. —–With an all star 6 piece band including—– Glenn Cunningham (George Benson, Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian) Eric Aranda (Damian Leath, Diana Rouvas) Darryl Beaton (Delta Goodrum, Jess Mauboy, Guy Sebastian) Emile Nelson (Glenn Shorrock, Taylor Dayne) Nic Jeffries (James Morrison) Warren Trout (Boy George, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes)

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JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Jun 21 all-day

jg7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jun
22
Sat
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Jun 22 all-day

The-Rolling-Stones-19677pm doors, 8pm 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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Jun
28
Fri
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jun 28 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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Jul
26
Fri
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Jul 26 all-day
Mental As Anything_Hillsdale Studio 1st Oct 2018

7pm doors, 9pm show

Formed at art school in 1976 Mental As Anything are now commemorating the 40th anniversary of their first 1978 record Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party.

The present line-up of the band features original singer keyboardist Greedy Smith; ex Atlantics guitarist Martin Cilia; drummer Jacob Cook; guitarist vocalist Craig Gordon and bassist vocalist Peter Gray.

Greedy is keen to show off this latest version of the Mentals to display their reverence for the original recordings and turning out fine new original material.

“The response we’ve been getting over the past twelve months from punters all over the country has told me that now is the time to show off this set with this line-up.”

“People have been very concerned and understanding about Martin pulling out due to cancer and I’ve felt a responsibility to bring the band as close as I can back to the original recordings to protect the legacy.”

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Aug
2
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party
Aug 2 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s funk classics LIVE at Django. 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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Sep
19
Thu
DON WALKER & BAND
Sep 19 all-day

DON WALKER BLACK TOP IMG

7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

Tickets on sale 10am Wed 27 March.

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Sep
20
Fri
DON WALKER & BAND
Sep 20 all-day

DON WALKER BLACK TOP IMG

7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

Tickets on sale 10am Wed 27 March.

more info [1305200]