Sep
14
Sat
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Sep 14 all-day

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Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation.

Scarecrow People features members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox and Monsieur Camembert. The band has wowed punters on their last couple of sold-out shows at Camelot and only play infrequently, so book early!

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Sep
15
Sun
ABBY DOBSON
Sep 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Abby Dobson, formerly of platinum-selling band Leonardo’s Bride and currently of Aria-nominated French ensemble, Baby et Lulu, returns centre-stage at Camelot Lounge on the back of her new album, “It’s Okay, Sweetheart”, for this special show. Performing as a five-piece band of heartbreakers featuring; heavenly harmonies, strings, piano, bass, guitars…and Abby’s sultry, mournful voice, this show will be an intimate paean to the power of the heart….

“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

“….startlingly beautiful” – Daily News, New York

“Abby Dobson’s curiously arousing sulk sinks into slow release melodies like a body into a scented bath”. – Rolling Stone, Australia

“A mega-watt powerful voice which conjures melancholy, romance and sex, seemingly out of the ether” – The Independent, England

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MOULIN ROQUE: DARK WORLD CABARET @ Django
Sep 15 all-day

MR7pm doors, 8pm show

A truly unique musical experience not to be missed, Moulin Roque is a sophisticated cabaret rock show starring Susannah Mirana. It draws upon years of this versatile artist’s experience and ‘genre-hopping’ to deliver a multi-faceted performance via an eclectic mix of alternative rock, new wave and dark wave music, injected with potent shots of theatre and cabaret. A fiery yet delicately balanced cocktail.

Accompanied by a stellar band comprised of multi-instrumentalists – Jess Ciampa (Jeff Duff, Monsieur Camembert) Paul Najar (Wa Wa Nee) and Adrian Petlevanny (Musician/Songwriter/Producer) she delves into the catalogues of artists as diverse as k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Eartha Kitt and Nirvana.

Moulin Roque takes the many strings of a passionate performer and ties them up into one evocative little package. It’s one you’ll want to unwrap again and again.

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Sep
19
Thu
AIRE: FOLCLOR COLOMBIANO @ Django
Sep 19 all-day

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Come and experience the sounds of Colombia! Aire is a multicultural group guided by Francisco Castillo, a pioneer of Colombian traditional music in Australia – with years of experience performing around the country.

They are influenced by the music of the Pacific region of Colombia, reviving traditional sounds that carry ancestry & roots from the African diaspora. From the Pacific region they bring rhythms like bunde, porro, currulao, using traditional instruments such as Marimba, cununo, guasa, bombo. From the Caribbean they perform cumbia, bullerengue & champeta, and for these rhythms they use tambora, maracas, llamador, alegre & gaitas. These traditional sounds blended with guitar & drums create a modern fusion that is intoxicating & uplifting.

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DON WALKER & BAND
Sep 19 all-day

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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

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

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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

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STEVE EDMONDS BAND: HENDRIX & HEROES @ Django
Sep 20 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a heartfelt tribute to the great music and imagery of Jimi Hendrix and a tribute to the greatest guitar songs and bands of the 70’s.

Steve Edmonds is a veteran of the Australian music industry and greater guitar community. His working and recording credits include Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Billy Thorpe, Australian Idol and Renee Geyer to name only a few.

In part one the band pay tribute to Hendrix’s most famous live performances from Woodstock to Monterey Pop, featuring classic hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and many more favourites. Part two is a dedication to the classic rock songs of the 70’s including songs by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, Cream, ZZ Top and many more.

Overall the Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a must for fans of great CLASSIC 70’s style guitar driven rock and Jimi Hendrix devotees. A fun night out for real rock and rollers!

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Sep
21
Sat
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Sep 21 all-day
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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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PHIL WIGGINS (USA) & DOM TURNER ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Sep 21 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The trans-pacific traditional acoustic blues duo, Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner, is a collaboration of old friends—America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, 2017 US National Heritage Fellowship award recipient Phil Wiggins, and legendary Australian blues guitarist/vocalist, Dom Turner.

Music critic Bruce Elder aptly describes their music as: “..a reverential homage to those timeless blues masters from 2 blues devotees infused with a real passion that reaches beyond imitation.”

Phil toured the world for the best part of 35 years with the Piedmont Blues duo Cephas & Wiggins. Dom Turner has played and toured for the last 30 years with the acclaimed Australian blues band, Backsliders.

The Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner debut album ‘Owing the Devil a Day’s Work’ was released 27 February 2015 through Rocket Distribution (Australia) and through Itunes and the follow up, ‘Wolf Tickets’ will be released in September 2019.

“This is a reverential homage to those timeless blues masters from 2 blues devotees infused with a real passion that reaches beyond imitation.” Bruce Elder, 2015 “

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents a LEONARD COHEN BIRTHDAY BASH @ CITY RECITAL HALL
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

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Please note this show is at CITY RECITAL HALL and NOT at Camelot.

After sold out concerts at City Recital Hall in 2017 & 2018, Triple ARIA-winning ensemble Monsieur Camembert (plus very special guests) return in 2019 to celebrate Leonard Cohen’s 85th birthday! Drawing on Leonard Cohen material that spans some 35 years, Monsieur Camembert’s critically acclaimed show traverses styles rarely if ever associated with Cohen, including Swing, jazz, tango, Latin, klezmer etc. Linking the songs with Cohen’s remarkable poetry and prose, the show also features audio fragments of Cohen himself…

For 13 years, Monsieur Camembert has been touring this ARIA-nominated show, playing capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including headlining the prestigious International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

“Monsieur Camembert simultaneously generates fresh perspectives on Cohen’s astonishing work and exposes deeper truths… a must for Cohen and Camembert fans alike” (John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)

“If you like Leonard Cohen, you ought hear Monsieur Camembert’s Famous Blue Cheese. You more especially ought hear it if you dislike Leonard Cohen: here’s your cure for received notions/ nonsense about Cohen as a byword for gloom! Spirited, musically assured, eclectic and downright fun. They never imitate Cohen, but do right by him, with glee…and sensitivity.” (Doug Spencer, Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National)

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Sep
22
Sun
JEFF LANG
Sep 22 all-day

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With the music industry in a state of flux, artists are constantly on the lookout to find new ways to release music and earn an income, especially since the dawn of streaming and downloads.
Three time ARIA award winning musician, singer/songwriter, guitar virtuoso and balladeer Jeff Lang has chosen an innovative and relatively new approach of releasing new and previously unreleased music directly to fans through his brand new Patreon Archive page.

Patreon is an online platform where people pledge money to artists they like to help them continue to create music and content. After releasing 17 albums the traditional way via various record labels, Jeff decided to see if he could use the site to essentially run like an independent record shop, where fans gain direct access to unreleased music and other amazing material that has been hidden until now.

For the second half of 2019, Jeff is on a rolling tour visiting capital cites, regional centres and intimate shows in far flung halls, with the idea of connecting with his fans via an extended journey through his extraordinary catalogue of songs, and explaining in more detail how he will be releasing music through his Patreon Archive.

Check out the Patreon Archive page HERE

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Sep
25
Wed
JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET
Sep 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Thrilling intensity, spectacular beauty and unnerving emotion.’ The Age

Multi-instrumentalist and virtuosic exponent of the oud Joseph Tawadros has dazzled Australian music-lovers for decades with his intoxicating energy and fluid inventiveness. His joyous style has led to collaborations with Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Neil Finn, Katie Noonan, Richard Tognetti, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Hear Tawadros perform original works fusing Arabic, folk and jazz – even metal and bluegrass elements – in a quartet featuring his brother and prodigious percussionist James Tawadros. The fascinating program is woven together by Joseph’s virtuosity, lyricism and the contemporary musicality of the oud.

‘One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia … with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos … His writing displays a real depth of emotion … reveling in a zest for life and celebration.’ The Australian

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Sep
26
Thu
ED KUEPPER (Bris)
Sep 26 all-day

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Ed Kuepper will be hitting the road again this September and doing two intimate solo shows at Camelot. He’ll be debuting a swag of new material which will hopefully see light of day on his planned next solo album plus pulling apart some familiar and some not so familiar tunes from his past catalogue to see what makes it all tick…

“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.”

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LAURA ZARB: THE SOUL EXPRESS @ Django
Sep 26 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Laura Zarb, as part of Sydney Fringe 2019, presents The Soul Express.

Audience members become passengers on The Soul Express and are taken on a one-hour train journey with Laura Zarb as she regales them with original tales and tunes. With her unique blend of wit, neuroses and charm, she addresses the pressures of perfection, anxiety and life in our modern day, technologically fuelled world.

Laura Zarb has lived a life on the road, taking her music from town to town. She has experienced life from the back of a van, used beachside showers to shave her legs, lived and performed in European mansions, and at times hidden away like a hermit to regroup, reinspire and discover Love. So listen, as her songs tell the tales of life, love and the road.

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Sep
27
Fri
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Sep 27 all-day

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Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Django Bar to set the dancefloor alight with some Hard Funk. Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

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

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Sep 27 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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Sep
28
Sat
MALIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY with MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Sep 28 all-day

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Join us for Malian Independence Day with Moussa Diakité and Wassado!!

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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Sep
29
Sun
CYANO TRIO: TRIBUTE TO GIANNIS SPANOS & GIORGIO HATZINASIOS @ Django
Sep 29 all-day

S7pm doors, 8pm show

In the ‘Piano Bar’ tradition, popular trio Cyano will be presenting the unforgettable classics of Giannis Spanos & Giorgos Hatzinasios, two of Greece’s most celebrated pianists & composers. Nikos Sousamidis (Guitar/Vocals), Anna Papoulia (piano/vocals), & Irene Vacondios (vocals) will present timeless songs from the 60s & beyond, sung by some of Greece’s best vocalists including Parios, Poulopoulos, Mitsias, Kokotas, Marinella, Galani, Alexiou, Kanelidou, & Tsanaklidou.

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Oct
3
Thu
THE THIN WHITE UKES @ Django
Oct 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

The Thin White Ukes perform the songs of David Bowie in lovingly handcrafted arrangements for three precision ukuleles — soprano, tenor, baritone — and lush three-part vocal harmonies. Since 2014, the elegantly attired Melbourne trio has crafted an evolving repertoire of classics spanning six decades, from Space Oddity to ‘Heroes’, Let’s Dance to Blackstar, with intimate instrumentation and maximum heart.
Put on your red shoes. They’ll be floating in a most peculiar way.

“I was singing along like a lovesick teenager”
Kate Ceberano

“A new standard of what to expect from this humble instrument”
Steve Kilbey

“You’ve never heard Bowie quite like this.”
Time Out Melbourne

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Oct
4
Fri
RUMOURS: A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC @ Django
Oct 4 all-day

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Access All Eras presents Sydney’s best Fleetwood Mac show which captures the band’s sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town.

Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don’t Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more…

Line up: Amanda Easton (vocals),Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Rex Goh (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Oct
5
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Oct 5 all-day

DANIG7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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MUDDY WATERS AND HOWLIN WOLF GO PSYCHEDELIC @ Django
Oct 5 all-day

Electric Mud7pm doors, 9pm show

In the late sixties just after Jimi Hendrix was discovered, chess records decided to make Wolf and Muddy more marketable to the new blues rock audiences who were digging the new Hendrix thing.

First came Muddy Waters who produced the now critical and influential album Electric Mud. Wolf was up next producing another great album titled The Howlin Wolf Album.

To provide the psychedelic sound Chess sought for these albums, Marshall Chess assembled “the hottest, most avant garde jazz rock guys in Chicago”:Gene Barge, Pete Cosey, Roland Faulkner, Morris Jennings, Louis Satterfield, Charles Stepney and Phil Upchurch.

Today these two albums are massively influential to all forms of contemporary music, from Modern blues to Hip Hop and Electronica.

For this show, Robert Susz, Drey Rollan, Bobbie Green and Moses York are backed by one of the best rhythm sections town featuring Lozz Benson, Scott Leishman, and Dan Holland. They will play through these two classic albums back to back so get ready for some blues rock Psychedelia Madness!!!

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Oct
6
Sun
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Oct 6 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Oct
10
Thu
DANIEL WELTLINGER & ZOHAR’S NIGUN ALBUM LAUNCH: ‘SZOLNOK’
Oct 10 all-day

Weltlinger 7pm door, 8pm show

‘This is the one he’s been working towards. This is the one where the violin sound flows like thickened cream; where the programmatic ideas and the purely musical ones are in complete accord..’ – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, 26. July 2019

“It is impossible to overstate the charm of this album. In every sense of the word it is a fabulous music journey. The violin sings in the hands of Daniel Weltlinger like no other..” – Peter Winkler, The Music Trust, 28. July 2019

Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger presents his critically acclaimed new album release ‘Szolnok’ along with Zohar’s Nigun (Daniel Pliner – piano, Simon Milman – bass, Robbie Avenaim – drums/percussion). The remarkable true story of Weltlinger’s grandfather’s violin from Szolnok, that was carried around the world from Budapest to Vienna to Marseilles to Casablanca to Sydney to Berlin and beyond.

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Oct
11
Fri
DRAGON
Oct 11 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Dragon are back, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This version of Dragon rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.

Bass player, Todd Hunter has reformed the band after a much needed break of 10 years. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.

The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Todd and Marc Hunter started the band in 1973 and Dragon sold over 2 million records over 30 years.

The current live show evolves from an intimate acoustic beginning to a spirited, electric, crowd rousing finale. Mark Williams sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and sublime vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon manages to reframe 30 years of Australian musical history into one coherent picture and do justice to a great collection of timeless songs.

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SONGS OF THE SIXTIES @ Django
Oct 11 all-day

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Some of Sydney’s best musicians come together in a show overflowing with hits and memories. Songs of the Sixties features classics from The Kinks, Hendrix, Santana, Mamma’s & Pappas, the cream of the British invasion and many many more.

Come down to Django @ Camelot and enjoy a new show featuring the best tracks for the 60’s. The show will include Australian, British and American songs that changed the history of music forever. This salute to the Best of the 60’s will be performed some of Sydney’s best musicians! 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 Amanda Easton (vocals), Gary Fredericks (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Emile Nelson (bass).

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Oct
12
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Oct 12 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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THE SICARIOS: TOM PETTY BIRTHDAY PARTY featuring DAVE WARNER, PERRY KEYES & BRETT MYERS
Oct 12 all-day

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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
13
Sun
SUPER RATS @ Django
Oct 13 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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Oct
16
Wed
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Oct 16 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

★★★★½
“In a voice like dark chocolate, she wrapped vulnerability around a core of steel” (SMH). 60 years after Nina Simone first recorded ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ during a mammoth 13-hour recording session, this acclaimed one-woman show returns to Camelot! Written & performed by former Girl Overboard frontwoman Lisa Schouw,

The Other Woman weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs shining a new light on the legendary singer’s celebrated but troubled life. Schouw, together with Musical Director Peter Bailey, lovingly unwraps the layers to reveal Simone’s finest & darkest hours. Arts critic John Shand wrote of the show that Schouw “immediately establishing that she understood there can be no pretending when conjuring up the spirit of Simone. This had to be about baring the truth, as raw, furious & impassioned as that might be. For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked, however, Schouw also had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, & this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.”

Expect to hear classics such as My Baby Just Cares For Me, House of the Rising Sun, I Loves You Porgy & Four Women. And expect to come away from The Other Woman knowing & feeling things about Simone that you may never have known or felt before.

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Oct
17
Thu
LUCIE THORNE launches KITTY & FRANK
Oct 17 all-day

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Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for the Sydney show she’ll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) and Alice Williams (bass & harmonies).

“Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (Canberra Times)
http://www.luciethorne.com

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Oct
18
Fri
ICONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC: JOHNNY CLEGG & MIRIAM MAKEBA @ Django
Oct 18 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo & more. For this very special night, The Chris Gudu Band will be joined by special guests Khaliphani & Tarisai Vushe to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg & Miriam Makeba. Providing the backing vocals will be a trio of Ngaire, Thandi & Nazra. The show will be jam packed with irresistible umbaqanga / township jive music & lots of dancing as they celebrate these 2 legends & their legacy.

To say South Africa has a rich heritage of music is an understatement, producing countless international icons such as Mahotela Queens, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Soul Brother, Soweto Gospel Choir, to name but a few. In recent times many of us have been left broken-hearted at the passing of one such legend – a true ambassador of township jive & kwela music straight from the streets of Soweto. Johnny Clegg, a much celebrated pioneer & an unparalleled exponent of South African rhythms sadly passed away on 16 July 2019 after a long illness. He has left the world a priceless gift of his music well documented on his recordings.

Long before the legendary Johnny Clegg made his presence felt in the music scene internationally the township jive & kwela (umbaqanga) music of South Africa was already well known, celebrated, danced to & sung along to across all the four corners of the globe. It is the true heroes of the music from that part of the continent who paved the way for superstars like Clegg & many others ahead of their time. Among those heroes was none other than Miriam Makeba, the mother of African Music, better known to her fans as Mama Africa. She passed away on 9 November 2008 leaving a musical vacuum that only she could fill.

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Oct
19
Sat
ICONS OF SOUTH AFRICAN MUSIC: JOHNNY CLEGG & MIRIAM MAKEBA @ Django
Oct 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo & more. For this very special night, The Chris Gudu Band will be joined by special guests Khaliphani & Tarisai Vushe to pay tribute to Johnny Clegg & Miriam Makeba. Providing the backing vocals will be a trio of Ngaire, Thandi & Nazra. The show will be jam packed with irresistible umbaqanga / township jive music & lots of dancing as they celebrate these 2 legends & their legacy.

To say South Africa has a rich heritage of music is an understatement, producing countless international icons such as Mahotela Queens, Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, Soul Brother, Soweto Gospel Choir, to name but a few. In recent times many of us have been left broken-hearted at the passing of one such legend – a true ambassador of township jive & kwela music straight from the streets of Soweto. Johnny Clegg, a much celebrated pioneer & an unparalleled exponent of South African rhythms sadly passed away on 16 July 2019 after a long illness. He has left the world a priceless gift of his music well documented on his recordings.

Long before the legendary Johnny Clegg made his presence felt in the music scene internationally the township jive & kwela (umbaqanga) music of South Africa was already well known, celebrated, danced to & sung along to across all the four corners of the globe. It is the true heroes of the music from that part of the continent who paved the way for superstars like Clegg & many others ahead of their time. Among those heroes was none other than Miriam Makeba, the mother of African Music, better known to her fans as Mama Africa. She passed away on 9 November 2008 leaving a musical vacuum that only she could fill.

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Oct
20
Sun
SIMPLE DREAMS: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT @ Django
Oct 20 all-day

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One of Australia’s finest talents from theatre and cabaret,Angela Ayers stages a tribute to an artist long admired, Linda Ronstadt.

Angela weaves her way through Linda’s many famous songs, linking humorous stories and events with hits such as Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Different Drum, Desperado and the beautiful ballads of the Gershwin great, Someone to Watch Over Me, and the Grammy award-winning song, Somewhere Out There. Her backing band, The Stoned Brumbies, are some of Sydney’s finest musicians.

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Oct
23
Wed
CHAIKA + MONIQUE CLARE & JOE D’ESPOSITO
Oct 23 all-day

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Monique Clare and Joe D’Esposito

A wonder-filled evening with some of Australia’s trailblazers in original folk music as well as a special international guest and two artists Ingrid Bartkowiak and Shay Tobin, creating live art alongside the music. There will be pencils and paper available for audience member who might feel inspired to join in too!

Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes.

Chaika

Melding the earthiness of folk, dexterity of jazz and the craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending music that transcends labels. Described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), the Sydney-based sextet create a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of sounds – a true culmination of compositional, arranging and improvising prowess, performed with stunning attention to detail. At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from roots and folk festivals to the world-class environs of recital halls – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as “enchanting.”

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Oct
24
Thu
THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB)
Oct 24 all-day

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Oct
25
Fri
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET @ Django
Oct 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The Bernie Hayes Quartet is heading back to Django @ Camelot!

Bernie, John, Jess and Bill will pick and choose tracks from across the four-album catalogue, trading duties on guitar, drums, vibraphone and brass as they go. The BHQ will be playing all night, providing them the time and space to delve into the furthest corners of that library of musical treasures, penned by Bernie.

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JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Oct 25 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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Oct
26
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Oct 26 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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Oct
27
Sun
Sun 27 Oct – KIM SANDERS MUSIC BOOK LAUNCH with SANDY EVANS, CHRIS FIELD, GAMES GREENING, LLEW KIEK, & many others!
Oct 27 all-day

kim-aard-black7pm doors, 8pm show

A rare night of music!! “This is going to blow the roof off Camelot” says Sandy Evans

The long awaited launch of the book of Kim’s compositions is finally coming.

Members of legendary world jazz ensembles Brassov and Kim Sanders & Friends will join together for one night to play Kim’s wild and haunting music and celebrate launching this book.

The stellar line-up will feature original members of both ensembles including jazz and world music luminaries Sandy Evans, Llew Kiek, Boyd, Mark Szeto, Peter Kennard, Chris Field and James Greening as well as special guest Ivailo Karamanliev on kaval. And other surprises.

“Kim’s book is absolutely amazing. So beautifully, lovingly and carefully presented…and such an amazing resource and tribute.” Sandy Evans

“On the one hand his composing is a celebration of disparate cultures and their sounds, but it is also a celebration of our commonality.” John Shand

“Those familiar with Kim Sanders know that he … immersed himself first-hand in the cultures he [drew] from, living, travelling and making music in all these places.” Bradfield Dumpleton

“Strip all else away and Kim Sanders’ sinuous compositions are timeless and ebullient cries of elation at what it is to be human.” John Shand “Sanders [was] a relentless champion of world music.” Jaslyn Hall

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Oct
31
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS ALBUM LAUNCH + MARK MOLDRE
Oct 31 all-day

JJ7pm door, 8pm show

Jamie Hutchings is known for his solo work as well as acts such as Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and more. Catch Hutchings as he returns to cosy stages across Australia to launch his new limited edition live solo LP King Hits And Goldfish Memories.

Recorded in one night at The Camelot Lounge in Sydney, his new album ‘King Hits And Goldfish Memories’ sees over two decades of Hutchings songs stripped of all accoutrements and presented in their barest form. Some radically reshaped, some faithfully restored.

Special guest on the night is Mark Moldre who is launching his acclaimed third album Fever Dreams. Produced by Jamie Hutchings, Fever Dreams contains some genre-hopping sonic bedlam, fractured Americana-hued bal-lads, jazz-tinged standards, old-school Jungle Book style reggae and ram-shackle/rollicking noir blues.

Both Hutchings and Moldre will be accompanied by double bassist Reuben Wills.

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Nov
1
Fri
Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)
Nov 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

“Exhilarating to watch!”
– Indulge Magazine

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

www.zstarmusic.com

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Nov
2
Sat
COPE STREET PARADE + KATE WADEY @ Django
Nov 2 all-day

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Sydney born & 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 & swing. With tender ballads & rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit & warmth of early music styles & successfully blur the lines between the contemporary & the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty & Leadbelly. 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 & sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new & old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

Kate Wadey is quickly becoming a voice in Australian jazz to be reckoned with. With effortless charm & sophistication, Kate Wadey is winning the hearts of jazz fans around the country. Warmly embraced by a band of excellent & celebrated accompanying musicians, Wadey sings standards without fuss or bravado but with pure assurance. She navigates emotions & melody with equal skill; a brilliant young artist displaying a level of craft beyond her years, & producing fine, characterful & swinging jazz fare for the ears.

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DUSTYESKY ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 2 all-day

Dusty 7pm door, 9pm show

‘Cult act? Definitely. Womad must-see? Indubitably’
-Andrew P Street, The Guardian

To celebrate 5 years on the road in a custom-built Lada, join our leading genuine fake Russian choir to launch their debut album: ‘The Very Best of Dustyesky’.
These 28 men from Mullum make your heart soar. You will smile and cry. For sure. Festival favourites from Woodford to Womad, Falls to the Melba Spiegel Tent, Dustyesky is a must see.
Best served with gherkin liqueur.

“As rough as a sawmiller’s beard as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal…” – Anton Chekov

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Nov
3
Sun
DUSTYESKY ALBUM LAUNCH (SUNDAY MATINÉE)
Nov 3 all-day

Dusty 1pm door, 2pm show

‘Cult act? Definitely. Womad must-see? Indubitably’
-Andrew P Street, The Guardian

To celebrate 5 years on the road in a custom-built Lada, join our leading genuine fake Russian choir to launch their debut album: ‘The Very Best of Dustyesky’.
These 28 men from Mullum make your heart soar. You will smile and cry. For sure. Festival favourites from Woodford to Womad, Falls to the Melba Spiegel Tent, Dustyesky is a must see.
Best served with gherkin liqueur.

“As rough as a sawmiller’s beard as gentle as his touch, Dustyesky is elusive yet eternal…” – Anton Chekov

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FABER LIVES: THE MUSIC OF FABRIZIO DE ANDRÈ
Nov 3 all-day

Fabrizio_De_Andre crop7pm door, 8pm show

A poet, a chansonnier, a troubadour, a storyteller Fabrizio De Andrè, Faber to friends, with passion, sarcasm, joy or sadness, gave voice to the marginalised, the outcast and the
rebellious.

Blessed is the day he swapped law studies for music probably making more impact on Italian
popular culture with his songs than in the courtroom. Twenty years after his departure his impact continues, proving his astuteness of mind and
one of the brightest Italian intellectuals of the 20th Century.

This show features Nadia Piave, Danilo Sidari, Mauro Colombis, Gino Pengue, Emilio Lomonaco and Jess Ciampa.

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PACO LARA IN CONCERT: THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR @ Django
Nov 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

After a HUGE sellout show in August at Camelot, “the Andalusian guitar” of Paco Lara returns with Carlito Akam (second guitar), & flamenco dancer Deya Miranda. Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture & artistry.

Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) & (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla, (Spain) Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) & the Internacional Guitar Festival Jerez (Spain) (2017).

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Nov
7
Thu
THE CLAPTON UNPLUGGED SHOW
Nov 7 all-day

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Relive the most popular Unplugged Concert of all time. 26 million copies sold. 6 Grammy Awards.

Immerse yourself in Inspired guitar playing, soulful vocals, stories & Outstanding Musicianship.

Eric Clapton’s career has spanned over 6 decades. Lauded as being the greatest guitarist of all time, his roots are firmly embedded in the blues tradition of which he remains both a student & visionary. In his unforgettable ‘Unplugged’ Concert, the music was minimalist, alternating between reworked major hits such as ‘Layla’, the traditional blues of Robert Johnson & Bo Diddley, and new songs , including ‘Tears in Heaven’, that were an outpouring & expression of a very difficult period of his life.

It was honest, real, fun, at times raw, & very very special!

Like many guitarists the world over, Mark Shelley was inspired by Eric Clapton . “the way he makes that guitar speak from his heart & soul, ….as a young man, well it just blew me away & I wanted so badly to be able to do the same. I enjoy playing this show so much, it is such a privilege to do so”

Mark is joined by his band – Australia’s finest musicians whose credits include – Tommy Emmanuel, Moving Pictures, Dragon, and Marcia Hines to name a few.

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Nov
8
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Nov 8 all-day

Bowie Unzipped7pm 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.

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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Nov
9
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 9 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
13
Wed
TIM FREEDMAN (THE WHITLAMS)
Nov 13 all-day

Tim F crop7pm door, 8pm show

Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known at home as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an Australian Recording Industry Group of the Year with a trio of platinum albums. His songs of well-crafted charming cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.

Tim’s solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano. The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of the songs, so it was no surprise when demand rocketed for the performances where the songs were presented without their rock adornments.

In the past couple of years, The Whitlams have been in Orchestra mode and have played with Australia’s best Symphony Orchestras, including the ASO, SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO & WASO, playing to three consecutive sold out tours all around the country. Join us as he returns to solo mode in the beautiful surrounds of Camelot.

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Nov
14
Thu
TIM FREEDMAN (THE WHITLAMS)
Nov 14 all-day

Tim F crop7pm door, 8pm show

Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known at home as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an Australian Recording Industry Group of the Year with a trio of platinum albums. His songs of well-crafted charming cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House.

Tim’s solo performances in Australia are renowned for a mixture of caustic wit and delicate piano. The Whitlams’ success has always been about the emotional clout of the songs, so it was no surprise when demand rocketed for the performances where the songs were presented without their rock adornments.

In the past couple of years, The Whitlams have been in Orchestra mode and have played with Australia’s best Symphony Orchestras, including the ASO, SSO, MSO, TSO, QSO & WASO, playing to three consecutive sold out tours all around the country. Join us as he returns to solo mode in the beautiful surrounds of Camelot.

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Nov
15
Fri
THE AUDREYS @ Django
Nov 15 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Three time Aria Award Winning, Blues & Roots sensations The Audreys are returning to Camelot!  The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned 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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Nov
16
Sat
LLOYD SPIEGEL ALBUM LAUNCH
Nov 16 all-day

Lloyd7pm doors, 9pm show

Acoustic Blues master Lloyd Spiegel is proud to announce the release of his 10th album ‘Cut and Run’ and is headed to Sydney to launch the album at Camelot and to get people acquainted with the new tracks, and is not a show to miss for those who love incredible guitar playing, great songs and the odd tall tale.

As Lloyd celebrates his 30th year on tour in 2019, he can’t recall a time before playing guitar. Picking up the instrument at age four, Lloyd played his first professional show at age ten and was touring the east coast of Australia at 12. By 16 he was on tour in the United States, cutting his teeth as a true travelling blues man. Lloyd’s travels not only honed his craft, earned him a swag of awards and brought him to take counsel with the founding fathers of modern blues – it taught him the most important part of being a blues musician: connecting with everyday people.

Lloyd has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan, viewing himself as a social worker more than anything else – someone to help people forget about their worries for a few hours and put a smile on their face.

Tickets go on sale 10am, Aug 6.

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Nov
17
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER
Nov 17 all-day

Deborah

7pm door, 8pm show

Conway & Willy Zygier are returning to Camelot!

There is not much you can say about the creative output of Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier that hasn’t already been said:

Blessed with an angelic voice, deft at lyrical wordplay and armed with a seemingly inexhaustive melody well, Conway – and partner Zygier – create songs which become best friends for life. 
Daily Telegraph

If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous. Conway and Zygier deserve no less.’ Courier Mail

‘Some of the most engaging songs I’ve ever heard from Deborah & Willy. Some of the music makes the little hairs on my neck and arms stand at attention. That doesn’t happen often. ‘
Bill Riner, Network, Music Programmer, ABC Local Radio

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Nov
21
Thu
LOLLO MEIER (NETHERLANDS)
Nov 21 all-day

Lollo (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

Raised on Gypsy Swing from an early age, Lollo Meier is a master guitarist, composer, bandleader and arranger; Lollo comes from an elite family of Gypsy musicians and is cousin to two of the greatest guitarists of the genre; Fapy Lafertin and Stochelo Rosenberg. His goal: to carry on the music of Django Reinhardt, with a style and technique that’s traditional, melodious, lyrical, sensitive and joyful. His mellifluous compositions have a refreshing authentic Django flavour and are played with extraordinary talent, unique style and amazing suppleness that clearly reflects that he makes music he loves. His Quartet is sought after around the globe and is famous for playing the lesser-known Reinhardt tunes and his own compositions. A man of style, grace and humour, Lollo’s pure melodious playing touches his audiences and makes Django’s music as fresh today as it was 80 years ago.

“It felt like the legendary Django Reinhardt was performing again” Zutphen Paper

“We lit a candle and were given grace, so much beauty, so much harmony and so much variation and so much of Lollo”. Pedro Ramacher Dutchnews.nl

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Nov
22
Fri
MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Nov 22 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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Nov
23
Sat
A BIT OF BRIT @ Django
Nov 23 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Drawing on their collective love of British pop and rock, the guys from The Winstons have teamed up with good friends from the Inner West music community to join them and celebrate the truly remarkable music from the UK in the past 50 years, ranging from the ground-breaking rock of the 1960s to the punk and new wave of the 1970s and 80s, to the heyday of Britpop in the 1990s right up to the 2000s.

Artists covered on the night include • Blur • The Clash • The Cure • Dave Edmunds • Echo and the Bunnymen • Elvis Costello • Eurythmics • Joy Division • New Order • Pretenders • Radiohead • The Smiths • Verve • XTC and more! Artists performing on the night include: Zoe Carides (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience), Suzy Goodwin (Suzy and the Snakepit, Fallon Cush) Steve Starr (Doppelgangers, Di Levi & the Levitations) Scott Holmes (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience, Whole Lotta Soul) and The Winstons frontman Peter Long. Don’t miss this fantastic show!

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Nov
24
Sun
MARA! BAND AND MARTENITSA CHOIR
Nov 24 all-day

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Legendary Australian World/Jazz ensemble Mara! celebrate their 35th Anniversary, together with long-time associates the Martenitsa Choir, in a concert featuring gems from their treasury of inspiring, inventive and virtuosic music, spanning a remarkable career of international touring and recording since 1984.

This exceptional ensemble, which features jazz and world music royalty – Sandy Evans on saxophones, Paul Cutlan on clarinets and saxophones, Lloyd Swanton on double bass, Llew Kiek on plucked strings with the inimitable Mara Kiek’s voice and percussion – will perform highlights from their classic albums including 2 ARIA winners and 2 ARIA nominees, featuring their unique signature sound distilled over three and a half decades.

Martenitsa Choir with Bulgarian soloist Silvia Entcheva, will join Mara! to perform excerpts from their ground-breaking collaborative albums Sezoni and Tra Parole e Silenzio. Mara! remain in the vanguard of musical creativity in Australia, forging new directions in world music.

“….different sound-worlds kept opening up like fresh vistas on a maritime journey…ultimately it is the collective imaginative responses to its influences that makes Mara! such a bright jewel in Australia’s world-music crown.” SMH (Sydney) 2016 …

“The Dom Perignon of Australia’s World Music Bands” – SMH (Sydney) 2005 …

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Nov
28
Thu
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Jeff Duff & The Coney Island Babes present a night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground
Nov 28 all-day

lou7pm doors, 8pm 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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Nov
29
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Nov 29 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Purple Doves return after their last 10 SOLD OUT shows at Camelot Lounge to celebrate PRINCE. Be ready to party to all the hits and your favourite B sides LIVE with the country’s no 1 PRINCE tribute band. 80s synth and falsetto vocal will have you partying like it’s…. Yeh, party to hits such as 1999, Kiss, When Doves Cry, Little Red Corvette, Cream and so much more Minneapolis FUNK. Be quick to secure your tickets!

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Nov
30
Sat
STARS
Nov 30 all-day

Starts 7pm door, 9pm show

Iconic Aussie country rock band STARS are back again reunited after 40 years with the original line-up of Mick Pealing, Mal Eastick, Glyn Dowding and Roger McLachlan. Catch Stars with Nick Charles on guitar. Special guest KEVIN BENNETT.

Originally from Adelaide Stars moved to Melbourne after being discovered by Beeb Birtles of Little River Band. By this stage the Andy Durant joined the band and began writing some of the most notable Australian songs before his untimely death at the age of 25.

STARS supported The Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt, and Joe Cocker and toured extensively to sell out gigs Australia wide. Many have said their country rock blend coupled with Durant’s lyrics were well ahead of their time and are often referred as Australia’s Eagles.

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Dec
8
Sun
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Dec 8 all-day

mahalia 2a (1)7pm doors, pm 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.

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Dec
12
Thu
STEVE POLTZ (USA)
Dec 12 all-day

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

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

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

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Dec
13
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Dec
14
Sat
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 14 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Dec
20
Fri
RUSSELL MORRIS @ Django
Dec 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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WOODSTOCK 50th Anniversary Tribute
Dec 20 all-day

woodstock 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary this iconic event, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

This is another show from Access All Eras who have brought other classic album shows to clubs and venues over the last 10 years.The Woodstock show is one of the more interesting shows covering such an eclectic range of artists!

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Dec
28
Sat
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Dec 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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