May
17
Thu
GREGG ARTHUR: IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
May 17 all-day

GA_Seated_Smiling7pm doors, 8pm show

Celebrated Australian vocalist Gregg Arthur and the Peter Locke Quartet are excited to be returning to Camelot for their last Sydney gig before opening the 2018 Melbourne International Jazz Festival with Branford Marsalis.

Book early to experience a special night with Gregg Arthur and hear new arrangements of songs by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern plus songs written by Gregg Arthur and Peter Locke from their soon to be released album “In A Sentimental Mood” featuring the masterful Craig Scott on bass and young newcomers Tim Geldens on drums and Michael Avgenicos on tenor sax.

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May
18
Fri
KARISE EDEN + LANE SINCLAIR @ Django: SOLD OUT!!! Thursday Show Selling Fast!
May 18 all-day

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

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

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

Opening the night is Voice contestant, Lane Sinclair!  Born in Canada and raised in heartland NSW, she got her start in music on the streets of Tamworth, often busking and performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Now living in Sydney to pursue her music, Lane is still a country girl at heart. Vocally Jeff Buckley, Hiatus Kaiyote, Eva Cassidy and Janis Joplin inspire her.

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May
20
Sun
FLAMENCO NIGHT: Adios y Buen Viaje Show @ Django
May 20 all-day

IMG-20160817-WA00007pm doors, 8pm show

An international line- up, direct from Spain!!!

Join Marina Tamayo, Aitor Hernandez, Jesus Olmedo, Rut Santamaria, and Johnathon Abatte on an ‘Adios Buen Viaje’ evening. We gather to celebrate friendships and flamenco and to say ‘Adios y Buen Viaje’ before a few of us head off to Europe. Please join us for an intimate upfront flamenco experience you will never forget. These Spaniards will immerse you in their tradition and culture throughout the evening. We will be dancing at your feet, and stealing your hearts, just like flamenco should.

Be prepared to get involved.

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THE STARR SISTERS with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
May 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Caught up in the mayhem of a WW2 bombing on London, the acclaimed Starr Sisters wind up in an air raid shelter turned speakeasy with the 17-piece Regent Street Big Band. While chaos reigns above, there’s nothing for it but to make a party out of the situation.

On the spur of the moment, the famous vocal trio take the stage with the band to entertain the rest of the sheltering audience, who are in the same predicament, and a raucous evening of wartime swing ensues.

Be transported: join us to dance, sing, yell out and become part of the melee. This fully costumed and choreographed show brings to life many hits made famous by The Andrews Sisters, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald and more. We’d love you to dress up, too, and become part of the event.

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May
23
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 23 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. 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

May
24
Thu
LUCY WISE + EMPIRE STATE ELEVATORS (DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH) @ Django
May 24 all-day

Lucy ESE Pic7pm doors, 8pm show

Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia and internationally with her soulful voice, masterful storytelling, and intricate ukulele and guitar playing. Hailing from Margaret River in Australia’s South West, she grew up performing with ‘The Wise Family Band’ until moving to Melbourne in 2009.

Lucys’ songwriting weaves together traditional folk and pop influences with a strong focus on storytelling which is evident in the release of her two albums and two EPs in the last eight years. A seasoned performer, she has played to packed venues both overseas and at home.

“A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” – Doug Spencer, ABC Radio National.

www.lucywise.com.au

Empire State Elevators’ beautiful folk melodies imbued with jazz harmony prompt soaring improvisations, taking the listener on a curious journey through an inter-dimensional fantasy.

Carl Pannuzzo began writing music for piano and oboe that could be at once melodic and tangential, inviting the expressive voice and improvisational talents of JJessica Foot and subsequently adding kaleidoscopic double bassist Holly Downes (The String Contingent).

Launching their sonically superb debut ‘the rise and fall of…, the Empire State Elevators are redefining the possibilities of ‘uplifting’ music and it’s well worth stepping in for the ride.

www.empirestateelevators.com

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THIRD CULTURE: JANE RUTTER, JOHN HUIE & FRIENDS
May 24 all-day

rutter7pm doors, 8pm show

Original Australian World Music fused with traditional pieces from different cultures, created and performed by Flutist Jane Rutter, & Composer/Jazz Guitarist John Huie & friends.

Live Line Up: Jane Rutter, John Huie, Hugh Fraser (Double Bass), Sally Schinckel (cello) & Maharshi Raval (Tabla & Indian Percussion)

Thrilling Indian-influenced & Arabic-influenced pieces; Traditional Chinese ‘Red Grass’ music;  Best-loved melodies from different cultures; and the classical and jazz-inspired funky chamber-fusion of John Huie’s & Jane Rutter’s original music.

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May
25
Fri
DOG TRUMPET @ Django
May 25 all-day

Dog Trumpet7pm doors, 9pm show

Dog Trumpet is a family affair spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, former founding members of iconic Australian Aria award winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. The Mentals having had over 20 top 40 hits in Australia, Including, In 1985 their song ‘Live It Up’ reached number 1 in Scandinavia No. 2 in Germany and No. 3 in the UK. ‘You’re So Strong’ peaked at no. 21 on the US dance chart in 1985 and ‘Too Many Times’ was also a top 20 hit for the Mentals in Canada in 1981.

Over the last twenty years as Dog Trumpet they have released five albums: Two Heads One Brain, Suitcase, Dog Trumpet, Antisocial Tendencies and River of Flowers. They continue their sonic alchemy of roots based, folk, pop, country and semi-abstract blues with their sixth and best release, a double album, Medicated Spirits.

.After their triumphant Bluesfest appearances Dog Trumpet with newest member Jim Elliott (Cruel Sea), Dog Trumpet head to Django @ Camelot for this very special show!

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VIVID SYDNEY: RUFINO AND THE COCONUTS SINGLE LAUNCH @ Camelot Lounge
May 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Come diving Into the Deep with Rufino and the Coconuts as they return to Camelot for VIVID SYDNEY on FRIDAY 25 MAY!

Rufino, crooner and violinist, renowned for his work with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, presents his new show of tropical-noir with a full 8-piece band to stir your very bones. The Coconuts tell tales of jungle journeys, aquatic misadventures, Caribbean dentists, and near-death-love-encounters all delivered with a soul rattling backbeat.

This show will be the launch of Rufino and the Coconuts single THE CRAY.

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May
26
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER + CLUB HOY (DUO): SOLD OUT!!!
May 26 all-day

Deb Hoy 7pm door, 9pm show

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

At the peak of 1990s grunge two girls with guitars blithely flew in the face of fashion and began performing around Sydney’s inner-city pubs as CLUB HOY. Their twin vocal sound & sweet melodic folk pop songs soon cut a fresh swathe through the fuzz guitar of the indie music scene.

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May
27
Sun
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: SOLD OUT!!!
May 27 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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MINDY SOTIRI ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
May 27 all-day

mindy7pm doors, 8pm show

“Quirky & real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place” (SMH)

‘Women Smoking’, is Mindy’s fifth solo album. It’s about women smoking. And women. And smoking. It is also about the Sydney lock out laws, unexpected love, unexpected endings, crowded parties, booze & balconies, Newtown in 2015, & the under-appreciated role of the rehearsal girlfriend.

“Heartbreak haunts this record…Her fragile folk-pop vocal sounds real. And that’s what makes this album special” (Stack Magazine)

“Music that reverberates honesty, and real life” (Altmedia)

‘Tender, stark and honest’ (Brag Magazine)

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May
30
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
May 30 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. 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

May
31
Thu
TÁNGALO: Orquesta Tipica
May 31 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

Tángalo returns to Camelot in full force with their sextet tango ‘Orquesta Tipica’. One of Australia’s foremost Tango ensembles, Tángalo is a shape shifter on the scene, from duo to full symphony orchestra and everything in between, whatever guise the ensemble chooses, the music of the Argentine Tango is presented with skill, craft, passion, joy and grit. Described by Sydney Morning Herald’s John Shand as ‘Chamber Music on Steroids’, this is a Thursday night you don’t want to miss!

With Emily-Rose Sarkova and Owen Salome at the helm on Bandoneons, Susie Bishop bring her soulful violin and voice which is always a favourite. Tango double bass powerhouse Chloe Anne Williamson will be flying in from Queensland, Amy Putt has returned from New Zealand to take her place at the piano and a special guest is joining on the viola.

Bring your dancing shoes and listening ears to a night of truly beautiful music.

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ZORSY SINGLE LAUNCH + NISH MANJUNATH AND THE STINGING ROGERS @ Django
May 31 all-day

zorsy 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Blending the oft-opposed energies of jazz, classical, RnB and progressive rock, Julian Zorsy Sanchez takes inspiration from such diverse sources as Funky Knuckles, Anomaly and jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove. The result is a quirky fusion that maintains a groove despite its odd chords and time signatures.

Performing a fresh set of new works and the release of his single “sweet spot”, Zorsy celebrates 25th birthday with his killer band.

Opening the night is NISH MANJUNATH AND THE STINGING ROGERS!!!

Some you may know and other’s you won’t. McDougall and Adura are providing the heavy pocket. Okuda bringing the fireworks. Garbo weaving spells. It’s going to make history!!! Don’t miss it. Yutaro Okuda (guitar), Carlos Adura (drums), Jake McDougall (electric bass) and Freyja Garbett (keys/synths).

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Jun
1
Fri
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jun 1 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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Jun
2
Sat
PAUL MCKENNA BAND (Scotland) @ Django
Jun 2 all-day

pk7pm door, 9pm show

“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years” New York Times

“The best band of their generation” The Living Tradition

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” Fatea Magazine

Glasgow’s Paul McKenna sees the world as verses and choruses. For over a decade he has travelled the world as a musician, collecting the stories of everyday and exceptional lives. From there come the songs written and sung by a common man with an exceptional voice. His vibrato is immediately recognisable and when he begins to weave a tale, an audience is stilled.

When asked what he wants from the music industry it’s simply – “nothing…I just want to sing songs”. Be it social injustice, inequality or an homage to the wonder and joy of simple things, he sings for us all. His band mates (Ewan Baird, Conor Markey, Robbie Greig, Conal McDonagh) weave exceptional melodies with traditional instrumentation and their sound has carried them all over the world.

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VIVID SYDNEY: FOURPLAY STRING QUARTET SINGLE LAUNCH
Jun 2 all-day

Fourplay-BOUND 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Australia’s favourite electric string quartet, FourPlay, return to the stage with a rocking new single, Bound, and stack of national tour dates to celebrate.

With five studio albums and a double-CD remix under their belts, FourPlay began their career wowing audiences at festivals and sell-out headline shows with radical reinventions of popular songs, covering everyone from Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine to Sufjan Stevens and Leonard Cohen. Their last release (2014’s This Machine) was the first to feature 100% original material composed by the four members: brothers Peter and Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge, and Shenzo Gregorio.

Don’t miss FourPlay for this special live appearance! Every ticket purchase includes a free download of Bound. Buy the track from any digital outlet to receive three archival remixes of songs from the band’s Now To The Future album, unreleased to this day.

“Nothing short of magnificent” The Scotsman

“Forget anything you ever thought about string quartets. This is the future” Drum Media

“Just perfect… the rock band of string quartets” Neil Gaiman (author)

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Jun
6
Wed
THE GYPSY ART CLUB
Jun 6 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. 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

Jun
7
Thu
ERIC BOGLE + AMI WILLIAMSON: SOLD OUT!!!
Jun 7 all-day

Eric Bogle 7pm doors, 8pm show

Eric Bogle is probably best known for his song ‘The Band Played Waltzing Matilda’, which confirmed its iconic status by appearing as a question in the Australian version of Trivial Pursuit! But he is far from being a one-hit wonder. Some of his other songs: No Man’s Land (The Green Fields of France), Leaving Nancy, Now I’m Easy, Shelter, My Youngest Son Came Home Today, & If Wishes were Fishes are now beginning to rival ‘Matilda’ in the icon stakes.

After taking a break from touring, Eric has decided that the lure of getting out into theatres & clubs has been too strong so he’s hitting the road in May/June for a run-of-shows. “I recommend that if you haven’t seen him live, put it on your to-do list & immerse yourself in the majesty of Eric Bogle & his music” (Jon Wolfe Country Music Capital News).

Joining Eric & the band is the wonderful Ami Williamson. Described by the SMH as “forceful, funny, powerful & poetic”, Ami Williamson is an Alt-Folk Singer/Songwriter like no other!

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THE FLYING SEAMEN IRISH MUSIC NIGHT @ Django
Jun 7 all-day

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We are very excited to welcome The Flying Seamen back to Django for another Irish Music night! And it’s free!!!

The Flying Seamen Session at Django is about you bringing your instrument for a play or your friends for a beer and helping to recreate the contagious atmosphere of the Irish Pub music scene.

This session while based on trad. instruments and music, will feature music from the likes of The Pogues, Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dropkick Murphys and many others… a session that is a little more fast paced and upbeat.

Perhaps even an opportunity to showcase your attempt at some Lord Michael Flatley Celtic dancing!!

Come down for a bit of Craic and get some Flying Seamen in your ears.

leprauchaun free entry

Jun
9
Sat
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET
Jun 9 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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LLOYD SPIEGEL ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 9 all-day

LloydSpiegel_Promo2_20187pm doors, 9pm show

Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling acoustic guitar technique to create a unique show and sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

His new album ‘Backroads’ is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel’s life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date.

Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet.

“The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn’t felt before. I hadn’t really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager…. it felt good.”

www.lloydspiegel.com

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Jun
10
Sun
PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django
Jun 10 all-day

pape 3a7pm doors, 8pm 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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THE JEFF DUFF ORCHESTRA perform the music of SCOTT WALKER
Jun 10 all-day

scott walker 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

’Flamboyant, eccentric, charming and with a stunning voice!… Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced’ – Molly Meldrum

The Jeff Duff Orchestra pay homage to the most hauntingly beautiful voice of his generation; the brilliant, enigmatic singer and composer Scott Walker.

Walker’s music is so far ahead of it’s time, it’s akin to creating a completely new musical Universe. Scott has influenced generations of artists including David Bowie (and obviously Duffo….) and delivered some of the finestcontemporary rock songs ever written.

Don’t miss this unique performance as the Jeff Duff Orchestra explore the remarkable songbook of a true musical genius.

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Jun
13
Wed
THE MORRISONS present ‘SMOKE ON A FOGGY HIGHWAY: THE BLUEGRASS ALBUMS OF PAUL KELLY’ (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jun 13 all-day

morrisons7pm doors, 8pm show

Join The Morrisons for a night of aching harmonies, driving rhythms, humour, pain, and musical truth, as they play the bluegrass albums of Paul Kelly.

Paul Kelly has captured the Australian musical landscape like no other songwriter. His music spans genres, places and people, influencing countless Australian musicians. Amongst his most critically acclaimed work are his two Bluegrass inspired albums: Smoke (1999), in which he teamed up with renowned Australian bluegrass outfit Uncle Bill; and Foggy Highway (2005) a sweeping collection of beautifully crafted songs and expressive playing. Some of the songs from these albums are considered amongst Kelly’s finest, including the Ned Kelly epic ‘Our Sunshine’ and the impossibly beautiful ‘Meet Me in the Middle of the Air’. Smoke was awarded album of the year by the Victorian Country Music Association in 2000 and Foggy Highway was listed in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

To pay homage to this great Australian songwriter, Sydney’s own bluegrass stalwarts The Morrisons will be putting on a very special night of music playing both albums in their entirety.

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Jun
14
Thu
SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN & THE RUMOUR MILL + RAE MOODY @ Django
Jun 14 all-day

SALLY ANNE7pm doors, 8pm show

Funky Country at it’s absolute finest. Sally-Anne Whitten & The Rumour Mill have developed a much admired sound of their own- bringing together the best elements of blues and roots country with a rock n’ roll edge that had been winning over fans and critics alike all over the world.
Sally-Anne’s new album BURGUNDY STREET is a testament to her love of all things New Orleans and since it’s release in early 2018 has been a hit on radio all over Australia in both Blues and Country arenas. Her debut single WATCH IT BURN is still burning up the Australian Country charts as we speak at number 15. Her band are killer-and together these guys are known for their grooves, harmonies, musicianship and ability to complement Sally-Anne’s ascerbic wit, soulful vocal and commanding stage presence.

www.sallyannewhitten.com

Special Guest Rae Moody is an award winning songwriter and performer in her own right, and has been a Golden Guitar Finalist, TIARA Winner and highly acclaimed recording and touring artist as part of country music duo “The Harmonators”.

Rae’s captivating stage presence, beautifully crafted songs, and soaring vocals have made her a highly sought after performer- leaving audiences spellbound wherever she goes.

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Jun
16
Sat
THE CYRIL B. BUNTER BAND @ Django
Jun 16 all-day

bunters7pm door, 9pm show

Riding high on the back of their #1 Chart-topping album LOCO•MOTIVE, the comeback kings of the Oz blues-and-roots scene THE CYRIL B. BUNTER BAND are bringing their unique brand of The Real Good Boogie to Django @ Camelot for one big show! And to sweeten the deal, they’ve invited along some very special guests – wondrous blues chanteuse SALLY KING & hot sax man DAVE WEIR will be joining The Bunters onstage.

And stop press!!! STOP PRESS!!! Just announced… also featuring the mighty ROSS WARD! Round up your posse & make a date to catch this jam-packed night of houserocking blues & boogie!

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Jun
17
Sun
ANNA SALLEH & GUY STRAZZ: Afro-Brazilian jazz moods @ Django
Jun 17 all-day

Salleh strazz7pm doors, 8pm show

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars).

Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed.

Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians.

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Jun
20
Wed
PHIL STACK (THISTY MERC): WINTER SOLO TOUR + HANNAH MATYSEK
Jun 20 all-day

PHil7pm doors, 8pm show

As a double-bassist, Phil Stack is one of the country’s best known jazz musicians, as well as an extremely well respected writer, producer and performer. Taking first place in the prestigious National Jazz Awards in 2008, he is a much in demand musician, touring the world many times over in everything from symphony orchestras to live and studio performances with the likes of James Morrison, Katie Noonan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lior and many more. Phil is also a founding member of multi-platinum selling band Thirsty Merc.

This show sees Stack in solo mode, handling the vocal, piano and double bass duties to express his intimate, startlingly original set of songs. A world away from all of his other collaborations, his music can be dark, emotive, and uplifting all at once. Often referred to as inimitable, there seems to be a sense of vulnerability in his work that has never been fully realised until now.

Presently, Phil Is working on a follow up to his 2015 EP ‘Lap Around The Sun’.

‘These are skilfully-crafted with seamless changes, and Stack also displays an uncanny instinct for balancing simplicity with sophistication; the wistful with the more primal. (Sydney Morning Herald) ★★★★

A story teller with strings, Hannah Matysek charms audiences with rich vocals, smooth guitar, and songs that make you feel right at home. Hannah welcomes audiences into her world with simple sentiments about family, friends, life and love, and connects with crowds of all shapes and sizes. Hannah’s performance is nothing short of wholehearted and is bound to leave you smiling from ear to ear, humming a catchy tune.

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Jun
21
Thu
CYGAN GROOVE + THE DJANGOLOGISTS @ Django
Jun 21 all-day

Untitled7pm doors, 8pm show,

Cygan Groove are a melange of consummate musicians whose combined experience traverses jazz, classical, contemporary and world music styles. Fronted by the invigorating Pana Watson on guitar and Anthea Wikstrom on violin, this frenetic four-piece is sure to baffle and delight. Allow yourself to be transported back to the old-world glamour of the 1940’s whilst still enjoying the contemporary flair of the modern world and be astounded by their versatility as they present an engaging choice of atmospheric colours, perfect for easy listening through to jaw dropping show pieces that will leave you wanting more!

The Djangologists were formed in 2014 by Chris Higgins (clarinet/saxophone) and Hamish Reid (guitar). They are a quintet that performs music inspired by Django Reinhardt while adding their own twist! You’ll hear blistering fast tunes to velvety ballads and everything in between. They are always having fun on stage and aim to get the audience on their feet!

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MARK ISAACS 60th BIRTHDAY CONCERT: JAZZ TRIO REUNION
Jun 21 all-day

Mark Isaacs7pm doors, 8pm show

Camelot Lounge warmly welcomes back Mark Isaacs and is delighted to host his 60th Birthday Concert. Mark began to perform publicly in his early teens and so is also celebrating nearly half a century on the stage.

For this concert, Mark has arranged a reunion of his acclaimed jazz trio. It is a rare occasion these days that sees Mark playing with a band, making this celebration even more of a special event.

The Mark Isaacs Trio will work its jazz magic over familiar and not-so-familiar tunes. It will be an occasion to savour some very cool jazz in the intimate atmosphere of Marrickville’s Camelot Lounge.

“Monstrously brilliant….a prodigious group driven by a charismatic genius…. put [Isaacs] in a pair of iridescent orange Converse basketball boots and he becomes a stage demon…. a composer and musician utterly unencumbered by boundaries who has a breathtaking aptitude for making feeling and experience audible” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE

Mark Isaacs: piano Brett Hirst: bass Tim Firth: drums

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Jun
22
Fri
THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP (MAHALIA BARNES POSTPONED)
Jun 22 all-day

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*We are really sorry to inform you that due to illness Mahalia Barnes and the Soul Mates will not be able to perform this Friday evening. However, the incredible Lachy Doley Group have agreed to fill in! We are working on a rescheduled date for Mahalia’s show. Anyone who has already purchased tickets can attend this Friday’s show AND the rescheduled date’ (tba). 

Internationally renowned Lachy Doley is a player who can pump, pamper and pound unbelievable, intense sounds from his organ. Add his powerful blues vocals and you’ve got one mesmerising unforgettable show pumping with energy and good times.

Lachy’s unique setup features his 1957 Hammond C3 organ and his custom-modified Hohner Whammy Clavinet – the only such machine in Australia.

Lachy Doley has also seen the world, touring with Powderfinger, Jimmy Barnes, Mighty Reapers, Glenn Hughes and recorded with Chad Smith, Steve Vai, Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa to name a few.

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Jun
23
Sat
IRELAND ROCKS: CIARAN GRIBBIN (INXS) @ Django
Jun 23 all-day

ireland7pm doors, 9pm show

Ireland Rocks is an innovative new show fronted by former INXS singer and Grammy nominated songwriter, Ciaran Gribbin. Highlighting the legendary songs from some of Ireland’s best known artists the show features songs from: The Pogues, U2, The Cranberries, Van Morrison, The Undertones, The Script, The Corrs, The Frames, Ash, The Dubliners, The Chieftans, Sinead O’Conner, Snow Patrol, Christy Moore, Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Damien Rice.

You’ll enjoy an engaging journey from the haunting songs and traditional melodies of old Ireland through to the modern pop and rock era of today. With an accomplished group of talented musicians, Ireland Rocks is a spectacular high energy show with unique song arrangements achieved by blending traditional Irish instruments such as the Bohdran, Accordion and Fiddle with loud rock Guitars, Bass and Drums.

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Jun
24
Sun
FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Jun 24 all-day

fn 7pm doors, 8pm show

Extra show added due to popular demand!

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a 17-piece big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Lana Nesnas on vocals.

Lana and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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LAZARO NUMA (CUBA) & CARIBÉ ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jun 24 all-day

lazaro7pm doors, 8pm show,

Experience Cubanissimo with Cuban trumpeter Lazaro Numa and Caribé! Be transported by some of Sydney’s finest jazz and Latin musicians performing with Sydney-based Cuban dancer Adrian Medina to celebrate the launch of Lazaro Numa’s CD ‘Mi Cuba’ on Sunday June 24th at Camelot. Trumpeter Lázaro Ernest Numa Pompa’s CD Mi Cuba is an eight-tune love letter serenading his musical lineage and the music of Cuba. Romantic from start to finish, these largely instrumental compositions are dedications to “all the great Soneros” of 1940s and 50s Cuba.

Together they push the boundaries of modern Cuban rumba, cha cha chá, Afro-Cuban 6/8, guajira, mambo and more. Latin Jazz Network’s critic Raul de Gama noted that Gai Bryant’s Cuban-based music exudes, “… a wild celebration … a riot of tone colour. Tempos, ensemble and balance – all seem effortless and intuitively right.”

Speacial guest Lazaro Numa-trumpet/vocals, Gai Bryant and Julian Gough saxophones, Lee McIver-trumpet, Danny Carmichael-trombone, Ed Goyer-piano, Duano Martinez-bass, Antonio Marquéz and Giorgio Rojas-percussion with Cuban dancer Adrian Medina.

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Jun
26
Tue
JOSEPH & JAMES TAWADROS present TELEPATHY
Jun 26 all-day

Joseph-_-James-Tawadros-Image-1-17pm doors, 8pm show

The Tawadros Brothers as you’ve never heard them before!

3x ARIA Award winning Tawadros brothers arent afraid to try new things. Challenging traditional musical forms & pushing boundaries, they bring an exciting performing dynamic to the stage. The Tawadros brothers are from a musical family & were brought up in environment which encouraged music & individuality.

They are recognized worldwide & have performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues with celebrated artists such as Roy Ayers, Bela Fleck, Richard Bona, Zakir Hussain, John Abercrombie, John Patitucci, Jack DeJohnette, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Joey DeFrancesco, Richard Tognetti & the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sultan Khan, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra & Camerata Salzburg to name a few.

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Jun
28
Thu
BARRY LEEF ALBUM LAUNCH
Jun 28 all-day

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Barry Leef has one of Australia’s best known voices, having been featured on hundreds of TV and radio advertisements during 30 years as Sydney’s number one session singer.
He has fronted legendary Aussie bands Bakery and Supermarket, led the in-house band at the Sydney Musicians Club, performed with Frank Zappa, Elvin Bishop, Tom Jones and Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter to name a few.
Barry has been in constant demand performing and headlining his very successful show “CLASSIC & WEST COAST ROCK “ wowing audiences for the almost two decades.

He has recently completed his latest album called “ Rhythmized ”which will be performed live at the CAMELOT LOUNGE featuring the who’s who of Sydney Groove and Feel Masters: Barry Leef – vocals & guitar; Peter Northcote – guitars; Bill Risby – keyboards; Hamish Stuart – drums; Alex Hewetson – bass; Garry Steel – keyboards; Ashleigh Leef – vocals + special guest Kere Buchanan
THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!!

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JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH + DYLAN WRIGHT @ Django
Jun 28 all-day

JFT7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts.

Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US.

Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz. With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful.

Dylan Wright is a singer/songwriter brought up on Sydney’s southern beaches. With a unique way of articulating lyrics and creating catchy melodies, Wright’s songs express genuine emotion that leave audiences finding themselves instantly immersed with Dylan’s mellow and awe inspiring tracks at his live shows.

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Jun
29
Fri
WENDY MATTHEWS
Jun 29 all-day

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As an artist Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious energy and simple grace, In an age where uber-production techniques are thought to be hip and cynicism an attribute, Wendy has proven that commitment to beauty is still not only valid but applauded by the public ear.

This is exemplified by the reality that Wendy’s music is now in more than 1 million homes in Australia and all her albums to date have multi-platinum status.

Wendy has an immense talent and capacity to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her music. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her own; from jazz to blues, from rock to gospel, from soul to outright infectious pop and then, of course, there are the beautiful ballads.

 

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Jun
30
Sat
JEFF LANG
Jun 30 all-day

Jeff Lang

7pm doors, 9pm show 

“In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there… He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

“Jeff Lang is one of those people who has music dripping from his fingers.” Courier Mail, Australia

“Jeff Lang is, in my humble opinion, a national treasure, a truly gifted songwriter and an outstanding guitarist. He has been inspiration to countless Australian and internationally renowned roots artists and surely has a place in history as one of this generation’s finest. He has really touched me and musically, I had a kind of revelation…”  John Butler, John Butler Trio

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Jul
1
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
Jul 1 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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THE VOLATINSKY TRIO + TINEL DRAGOI ROMANI GYPSY with JOSEPH ZARB @ Django
Jul 1 all-day

volatinel7pm doors, 8pm show

Lucy Voronov, from Minsk (Belorus), plays the cimbalom (tsimbali), an instrument of the dulcimer family, with 76 strings that are struck with wooden hammers or plucked. A spectacular and charismatic performer, Lucy is the winner of International Competitions for Folk Instruments, and one of the world’s leading exponents of the cimbalom. Cellist Anatoli Torjinski, from Odessa, is one of the most in-demand players on the Sydney World Music scene, a master of haunting sounds & brilliant jazz/world-style improvisations. Guitarist & Domra-player Stephen Lalor grew up playing mandolin with local and later Russian groups. He furthered his skills on domra (Russian mandolin) in Kiev (Ukraine). He has performed at major Australian & European Festivals, and as a mandolin specialist performs regularly with Australian and overseas orchestras.

For Gypsies music is religion and music comes from their religion. Music comes from the soul and so whether we are in Paris or Bucharest or playing Swing or Bolero, the soul of the music tastes the same. Tinel Dragoi is from Romania; Rom Gypsy Father, Romanian Jewish Mother. Violin was his only option in life. Jose lives his professional life on the streets of Sydney, Gypsy Style, playing on every street corner. The combination is like an electrical storm in the Bohemian mountains

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Jul
5
Thu
EISHAN ENSEMBLE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jul 5 all-day

Eishan7pm doors, 8pm show

Eishan Ensemble launch their debut album ‘Nim Dong’ – a dreamy eastern and jazz fusion with layered soundscapes driven by tar, guitar, clarinet, double bass and more.

As brainchild of Iranian composer and world music specialist Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan’s debut offers a taste of music not often seen in the west, drawing influence from world musicians such as Anouar Brahem, Keyhan Kalhour, Le Trio Joubran and Ravi Sankhar.

Hamed has been touring and performing Persian classical music and fusion world music for many years, having performed alongside well-known Iranian Kurdish singer Shahrokh Aziz in 2015, and world class singer Maestro Shahram Nazeri in 2017. With this album release, Eishan Ensemble are preparing to perform in Taiwan, Phillipines, Middle East and across Europe in 2018 and 2019.

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JACK CARTY & GUS GARDINER: Hospital Hill Tour + LEROY LEE
Jul 5 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Two of Australia’s most exciting young composers, award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Carty and former Papa vs. Pretty bassist Gus Gardiner will embark on a much-anticipated Australian tour with string quartet this June-July, in support of their brand new collaborative album HOSPITAL HILL.

Sweeping, intricate, moving and beautiful – recorded live, in complete takes, over two days in a Sydney studio – the ten-song collection, co-written and produced by the duo, is a reflection of their individual and combined skills, magnified throughout by a stellar string quartet that included members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

It’s a coming together of poetry and playfulness, of vulnerability and cinematicity, of intricacy and intimacy. Don’t miss this chance to see Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner perform HOSPITAL HILL live with their string quartet at Camelot Lounge.

Opening the night is Sydney’s own Leroy Lee. Enchanting songsmith and acoustic guitarist, Leroy Lee creates hypnotic lamp-lit tunes, drawing the listener into his unique world. From driving guitar riffs to intricate finger-picking melodies, Leroy is reminiscent of English folk legends like Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.

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Jul
6
Fri
MARSALA (SOLD OUT!!! Aug 10 Now On Sale!)
Jul 6 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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MUDDY WATERS AND HOWLIN WOLF GO PSYCHEDELIC @ Django
Jul 6 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 Antero Cechin, 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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Jul
7
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE @ Django
Jul 7 all-day

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Unique Sydney based 10 piece band, ‘Kriola Collective’features some of Sydney’s best musicians playing a snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement from Brazil. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats, Funk, Soul and Bossa Jazz from the Carnival capitol of Rio.

‘Kriola Collective’ will conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and brassy Samba from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

Kriola Collective features some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin, Kavalo, Mr. Sambasoul and performs a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of 1970’s Brazil. They have become a crowd favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Rio Carnival Samba and Olodun.

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Jul
8
Sun
THE MABELS + GLENN BIDMEAD & BILL RISBY @ Django
Jul 8 all-day

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Amy Maiden joins forces with Jess Ciampa (The Nature Strip, Scarecrow People, SSO, Jeff Duff, Monsieur Camembert) Les Rankin (Petulant Frenzy, Scarecrow People, Matt Finish) and Tom Ruki (Matt Finish) to bring you a rip roaring set of blues, alt country and rock and roll. Featuring hits by Vintage Trouble, Muddy Magnolias, Shoshana Bean, the Dixie Chicks, Beyonce and more.

Opening the night is the brilliant Glenn Bidmead with Bill Risby.

Come clap your hands and stomp your feet as The Mabels blow the roof off the Django at Camelot Lounge!

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Jul
12
Thu
PAT TIERNEY @ Django
Jul 12 all-day

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7pm door, 8pm show

Australian slide guitarist and roots music troubadour Pat Tierney hits the East Coast this June and July for a run of shows to celebrate the release of his new song ‘The Midnight Bloom’ , his first new release since 2016’s award winning track ‘Spirit Of The Land’..

Having supported the likes of The Beautiful Girls, Horrorshow, Bobby Alu and Husky in recent times, Pat will hit the road with a host of new songs and material from previous albums. Bringing together influences from Neil Young to Ben Harper and Paul Simon, the winter tour will see Pat perform intimate shows through QLD, NSW and VIC.

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TINA HARROD: CITY OF LONGING ALBUM LAUNCH ENCORE + ELLA KEYSALL
Jul 12 all-day

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“With an edgy and overarching cinematic resonance… they blur the borders between soul, jazz, pop and funk” The Australian Review April 2018

“One of our finest vocalists.” Bernard Zuel SMH

Songwriter and vocalist, Tina Harrod, celebrates her breathtaking new album CITY OF LONGING, with a launch encore concert – as many missed out when The Basement closed, moving the original launch to a smaller venue.

Produced by brilliant composer/arranger/pianist Stu Hunter, Tina’s fifth album takes her songwriting and mind-blowing vocal skills to another plane. City of Longing is an emotionally charged, soul-wrenching set with real musical depth, performed by creative and adventurous musicians.

“Alongside her spearing lyrics, a huge slice of the credit goes to her chief collaborator, Stu Hunter, one of Australia’s most imaginative and ambitious composers… Burning through the dazzling arrangements comes Harrod’s voice, a blowtorch of intensity that can subside to moments of affecting tenderness. “ J Shand Sydney Morning Herald April 2018

Ella Keysall will be opening the night so get in early.

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

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

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

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

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian

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

DT and LT7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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MINGUS AMONGST US @ DJANGO
Jul 19 all-day

Mingus 17pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

steve7pm doors, 9pm show

Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

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

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

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

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

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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


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

ST AND HV7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Schubert Duo Sonata in A major
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

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

ASandBB7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

Opening the night is Zac Roddy & George Goodfellow.

www.aleycesimmonds.com
www.bradbutcher.com

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EMMA PASK
Aug 2 all-day

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Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask is heading back to Camelot!!!

Nominated for an ARIA award for Best Jazz Album, she is super excited to be hitting the road again and sharing her music with you all.

“Two Out” – a chance to catch one of Australia’s finest voices up close and personal alongside Kevin Hunt , in this beautifully intimate duo setting of voice and piano.

Award winning vocalist Emma Pask is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, Emma Pask has firmly established herself one of one of this country’s favourite voices in Jazz.

“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing!” James Morrison

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

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

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

lifevssciencetweet6pm doors, 7pm start

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

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

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

Tickets are only $5 online!

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

lo carmen7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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Aug
11
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT (SOLD OUT!!! Oct 27 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 11 all-day

suzie snakepit motown7pm doors, 9pm show

Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock & roll – Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.

Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!

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A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django (SOLD OUT!!!)
Aug 11 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

four7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

sancha courtney7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
18
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Aug 18 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Triple ARIA Award winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend…from Russian Gypsy songs, to tango and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, “…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

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

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

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

The music is a mix of different genres of Greek music including contemporary and rembetiko. You can listen or you can dance – the choice is yours. Either way, you can be assured of a memorable evening.

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SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Aug 19 all-day

sangeet 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Be prepared for mind bending rhythm and melody!

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

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

vit8pm doors, 8.30pm show

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

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

Project27pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Aug
24
Fri
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 27 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 24 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Aug
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND (SOLD OUT!!! Nov 16 Now On Sale!!)
Aug 25 all-day

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

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

Following amazing sellout shows over many years, the world class MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band returns to Camelot for a night of high energy Big Band Salsa, Cha Cha Cha and funky Mambo. Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge.

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

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Aug
26
Sun
ARREBATO ENSEMBLE
Aug 26 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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KARISE EDEN @ Django
Aug 30 all-day

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

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

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

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

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

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

Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation! In 2012 she won The Voice with her uniquely soulful renditions of classic songs. She broke records for the most number of singles in the national sales chart and she had the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year. She followed it up in 2014 with the Gold selling album Things I’ve Done. This summer, Karise Eden steps out of a fresh spell of songwriting to perform her best known songs and a few surprises. This will be a rare show with stripped back, minimal production by arguably Australia’s best female soul vocalist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

gregg 27pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

sako7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

Oscar Joe7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
7
Fri
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Sep 7 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 7 Now On Sale!!)
Sep 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

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

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

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Sep
8
Sat
BACKSLIDERS
Sep 8 all-day

Backsliders Dom Rob Joe7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

Ephemera Trio

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

nadia7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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

PromoShot2 (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prags_Dango_Sept 18_1970s7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

Fb plain Sonic Thieves Square7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

zohar Live-8a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

Mark S. Tucker – FAME review

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

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

IMG_23647pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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XYLOURIS WHITE (New York)
Sep 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

“Astounding stuff” Songlines

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

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

Due to overwhelming demand, we have added an encore Mexican party night to continue the Mexican Independence Day celebrations!!
In his own right, VICTOR VALDES (harp, vocals) is a truly extraordinary performer, but this is a rare opportunity to experience him in full regalia with his Mariachi band, as they play all the Mexican favourites! This will be a tequila-fuelled night to remember! Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a unique sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America. Come and join him in the intimacy of Django at Camelot for a Mexican Party like no other, as he performs with Australia’s favourite Mexican Mariachi Band!

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STEVE BALBI + SPECTRE TAPES
Sep 21 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

Bump City are Sydney’s very own kings of soul and funk and they’re back at their favourite venue Camelot Lounge. Bump City are the ultimate 10 piece party band with a repertoire of soul hits from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Al Green, Wilson Pickett and many more. The five piece Bump City Horns make these classic songs come alive. With a tight rhythm section and lead singer Peter Morgan’s soaring soul vocals, you will want to party with Bump City all night long.

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THE REGIME @ Django
Sep 22 all-day

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

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

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

Vardos trio by Melisa Savickas7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

mic 2a 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

SPECIAL GUEST – PETER WILLEY!

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

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

jane julian christa ben 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
28
Fri
DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVUE with special guest LIZA OHLBACK @ Django
Sep 28 all-day

danny

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Sep
29
Sat
ORIENTE TRES @ Django
Sep 29 all-day

oriente tres 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

Ellas 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

maggie f 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

This will be an unmissable evening.

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Oct
2
Tue
EL ORQUESTON
Oct 2 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

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Oct
3
Wed
LACHY DOLEY + KAREN LEE ANDREWS (Ms MURPHY)
Oct 3 all-day

lkla7pm doors, 8pm show

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

The name perhaps unfamiliar, but the celebrated voice of Karen Lee Andrews is unmistakable. Formerly known by the name Ms Murphy, the change comes with a distinctively new style. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid expression. This unique sound carries the mood and tones expressed in rich, warm vocals style of Karen Lee Andrews.

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

franpato7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Oct 4 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Oct
5
Fri
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Oct 5 all-day

SC new pic7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Oct
6
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH (SOLD OUT!!!)
Oct 6 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

inCollage_20180912_1231167967pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

www.manolismichalakis.gr

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

Big Band

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
10
Wed
#SOULCABARET
Oct 10 all-day

soulcabaret7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Oct
11
Thu
#SOULCABARET
Oct 11 all-day

soulcabaret7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

 

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

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Oct
12
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 27 Now On Sale!!!)
Oct 12 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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THE AUDREYS
Oct 12 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

nads7pm door, 9pm show

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

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

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. . Zoran Todorovic’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound..fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills.”
(John Shand, SMH)

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Oct
14
Sun
ORQUESTA LA LUNA
Oct 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

The Punch Sessions at Django Bar 14th October 2018 Updated7pm doors, 8pm show

A real mix of musical genres with Paula Punch, Lisa Schouw, and Bleeding Gums Murphy.

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

Paula Punch who has recently returned from touring the Californian West Coast and Nashville with fellow singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow, and has just released her first album produced by Robin Gist (Girl Overboard). The band includes Robin Gist on guitars, Catherine Golden (Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides & The Honey Bogans) on Double Bass, and Tim O’Driscoll on percussion.. Her music is hard to define – but indie folk is probably closest.

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

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

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Oct
17
Wed
TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER @ Django
Oct 17 all-day
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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Oct 17 all-day

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

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

Oct
18
Thu
MAMA KIN SPENDER + JACOB DIAMOND
Oct 18 all-day

mama-kin-spender 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

“Understated, slick and soulful” Double J

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

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

Alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond sings bold songs about love and death. He pens intricate, genre-bent bangers taking all the best bits from a box of 60’s compilation CDs, memories of a crowded Catholic childhood, Les Miserables and one reckless detour into jazz-study.

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TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER @ Django
Oct 18 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

Evening of Respect7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 27 Now On Sale!!!)
Oct 19 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

Second show added due to popular demand!

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

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

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Oct
20
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Oct 20 all-day

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

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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Oct
21
Sun
KATIE NOONAN
Oct 21 all-day

ktnoonan 7pm doors, 8pm show

5 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. Katie will be exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Elixir, Vanguard and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate, stripped back setting.

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ZOË CARIDES + SMITH & JONES
Oct 21 all-day

ZC7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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Oct
24
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Oct 24 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

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

vov THE_BAND_PLAYED_ON-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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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