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

Brian_02-edit7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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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

Geoff.RGB.300dpi7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
18
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Aug 18 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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

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Aug
19
Sun
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
30
Thu
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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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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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
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 7 Now On Sale!!)
Sep 7 all-day

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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
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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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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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
30
Sun
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
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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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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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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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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Oct
19
Fri
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
CAMELOT’S 8TH BIRTHDAY PARTY with NADYA’S 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django
Oct 20 all-day

nads7pm door, 9pm show

What better  to celebrate our birthday than with a huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!!

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

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. . ” (John Shand, SMH) For this very special show she will be joined by Leonid Beshlei (Accordian); Eddie Bronson (Sax); Jess Ciampa (Percussion);  and Dario Moconja (Bass).

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT: POSTPONED TO NOV 17
Oct 20 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

 

Unfortunately due to family reason’s, Monsieur Camembert has had to postpone this show till nov 17.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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THE SICARIOS: TOM PETTY BIRTHDAY PARTY featuring DAVE WARNER, PERRY KEYES & BRETT MYERS
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
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 BAND PLAYED ON: MUSIC from THE TITANIC with VOV DYLAN & THE PALACE ORCHESTRA
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
27
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Oct 27 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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ANNE MCCUE @ Django
Oct 27 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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Oct
28
Sun
TASH WOLF + CELINE FARKASH + OSCAR JOE @ Django
Oct 28 all-day

tash 7pm doors, 8pm show

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

The incredible Celine Farkash will be playing a rare duo show as she takes us through a journey of interesting covers and some of her own new material.

Sydney based singer/songwriter Oscar Joe is playing 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.

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Oct
31
Wed
HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (CANADA) + HOLLIE COL
Oct 31 all-day

Hawksley7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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Nov
1
Thu
CARAVAN SLAM @ Django
Nov 1 all-day

Caravan Slam

After a 7 month hiatus, Caravan Slam returns to Django for a huge night of poetry and performance.  We are having a traditional CARAVAN SLAM! Yes, 3 minutes, original work, 3 random judges.  If you are poet or you don’t know it, come on down for the best slam in town.

$5 | 7pm

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

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

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

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

zale seck7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Nov
4
Sun
JARON FREEMAN-FOX & SIMON NYBERG (CANADA/SWEDEN) + TINEL DRAGOI & JOSE ZARB @ Django
Nov 4 all-day

Jaron FF and Simon Nyberg 027pm doors, 8pm show

Two mates, 24 strings, 2,000 km, and 25 concerts of Scandinavian explorations, Siberian extrapolations, Balkan exacerbations, and Carnatic interpolations!
Souls bared, secrets shared, and ways fared. (12 string guitar + 12 string horse-head violin.)
Limitlessly creative and playful, Jaron Freeman-Fox’s intricate violin compositions dance a line between the beautiful and the absurd, continually redefining what the violin is capable of, Jaron Freeman-Fox has fused his folk fiddling roots with a study of jazz and Indian classical music. At age 14, he began an apprenticeship with legendary Canadian fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer, which lasted until Shroer’s death in 2008. Jaron has been playing his mentor’s custom 5-string violin since.

Australian festival audiences know Freeman-Fox from his ecstatic live shows here with his band The Opposite of Everything (Blue Mountains Music Festival, Woodford, Cygnet, Illawarra and Fairbridge Folk Festivals). He returns to Australia with his Swedish comrade, Simon Nyberg. Hear this dynamic duo, before they disappear again.

“Willfully eclectic and archly eccentric…. Guaranteed to enrapture.” : fRoots magazine .

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

R127pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R127pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

Also if you want to donate something extra you can do so here: https://supportact.org.au/the-dahlia-dior-appeal/

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PROGETTO BATTISTI: Emozioni, Pensieri e Parole… The life and music of Lucio Battisti @ Django
Nov 11 all-day

lucio

7pm doors, 8pm show

Songs from the soundtrack of an Italian Summer

A retrospective of the life and music of Lucio Battisti – the Italian songwriter you need to know about!

Lucio Battisti was an icon of the Italian popular song – those of us with even just a thread of Italian heritage adore him – his songs made up the soundtracks of our Italian summers and the summers of 60 million other Italians from 1969 to 1994 – the songs were simply a part of our lives – heck, so bright a star was he they even named a planet after him – 9115Battisti!

Progetto Battisti is a group of Sydney musicians who adore the songs of Lucio Battisti – we’ve driven from Rome to Nettuno with the top down on the cinquecento singing Balla Linda at the top of our lungs, we’ve danced a liscio at the discoteca with a new summer love to Perché nó? and Io vorrei, non vorrei, we’ve jumped on the vespa and headed towards the lido with Ancora tu still ringing in our ears, we’ve sat around campfires (yes we have!) under the stars on the night of Ferragosto and sung la Canzone del Sole and 30 years later we’ve cried our eyes out to Amarsi un pó … and in this 20th anniversary year of his way too early passing we invite you to fall, like we all did, for the unashamedly lovely and sweet songs of Battisti. Featuring Danilo Sidari, Emilio Lomonaco, Nadia Piave, Mauro Colombis, JessCiampa and GinoPengue.

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

Luke Escombe7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

“Sharp and extremely funny” – AU Review

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REMEMBERING THE MUSIC OF CHARLES AZNAVOUR with NADYA GOLSKI & MILKO FOUCAULT-LARCH
Nov 15 all-day

aznavour

7pm doors, 8pm show

Known as the ‘French Frank Sinatra’, Charles Aznavour is perhaps the best-known French music hall entertainer, renowned the world over for the bittersweet love songs he has written and sung, which seem to embody the essence of French popular song.

In a career spanning over 60 years, over 100 million record sales, 1200 songs, 80 movies, 294 albums and thousands of concerts around the world, Charles Aznavour performed and recorded in seven languages. Until recently he was the longest standing “A list” star in the world.

To celebrate the life and music of this iconic legend, Nadya Golski & Milko Foucault-Larche have brought together an all star cast of Sydney’s best musicians for this very special show.  Nadya Golski (Vocals); Milko Foucault-Larche (Vocals); Daniel Pliner (Piano); Leonid Beshlei (Saxophone); John Maddox (Bass); Jess Ciampa (Percussion).

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Nov
18
Sun
PARTIDES: Tribute to Mary Linda & Manolis Hiotis
Nov 18 all-day

Screenshot_20181012-083627_17pm doors, 8pm show

Irene Vacondios (vocals) and Nathan Pylarinos (bouzouki) and band present the songs, the music, the era!
The revolutionary master virtuoso of the 4 stringed bouzouki, the ‘noble rebeti’ as he has been dubbed by all lovers of Rebetika and his wife with her smooth velvety vocals and ‘samba like’ dance moves introduced the bouzouki to the upper-class musical lounges of the 50s and 60s in Greece, Europe and the United States. Their audiences included Princess Grace, Aristotle Onassis, Jimmy Hendrix and President Johnson.

‘They got married in 1959 but before and after that their artistic cooperation produced hit after hit, many of them influenced by Latin tempos and light world music, clearly different from other composers of popular music. We can say that they were the royal couple of Greek music in those days.’

Their songs also provided, not only the soundtrack for many Greek films of the era, but their performances as a duo, on most occasions backed by ‘big bands’, provided the backdrop scenes in the movies of the typical Greek night spots coined ‘bouzoukia’.

Irene, Nathan and the band will revisit the era and provide the ideal dance setting for all fans of the dynamic duo and their hits -still loved by all today almost 2 and a half generations after the musical revolution.

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THE VOLATINSKY QUARTET: Live Score of Russian Sci-fi Silent Film ‘Aelita’ @ Django
Nov 18 all-day

Aelita Project Photo Shoot7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Nov
20
Tue
MICK FLANNERY (IRELAND)
Nov 20 all-day

M Flann-11747pm doors, 8pm show

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years.

An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows around the world.

Don’t miss this rare Australian show!

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

Gregg7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
22
Thu
OCTAVE INC @ Django
Nov 22 all-day

octave inc7pm doors, 8pm show

Octave Inc brings alive a fusion of jazz, pop and folk. Catchy riffs and big,sweeping jams will have you grooving all night. The tunes never sound the same way twice as the band plays an organic, engaging show. Full of energy and passion Octave Inc is reminiscent of 70’s Miles Davis, The Yellowjackets and Weather Report. Mix in modern sounds and electronics and you have the Octave Inc vibe.

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THE HAMILTONS (UK)
Nov 22 all-day

IMG_33197pm doors, 8pm show

“Irresistibly Dancey” – The Independant UK

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

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

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

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Nov
23
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF (SOLD OUT!!! Jan 10 Now On Sale!!!)
Nov 23 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django (SOLD OUT!!! Dec 27 Now On Sale!!)
Nov 23 all-day

image37pm doors, 9pm show

Third show added due to popular demand!

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

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

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

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

mara 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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Nov
27
Tue
JOSEPH & JAMES TAWADROS present TELEPATHY
Nov 27 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

” The brothers’ rapport allows abundant music to bloom from the merest kernel of an idea.”
– SMH

After two sold out shows at Camelot with the quintet, this special event will be quite different. This is like a night at home with Joseph and James Tawadros.

The brothers will play an all-improvised session with an intimate yet casual atmosphere. The ambiance will evoke a cosy night in – playing music, swapping stories and banter – in the living room with Joseph and James.

This is the final night of Joseph’s Australian winter tour, he won’t be back until November.

“… the interplay between the two brothers displays extraordinary empathy.” Songlines Magazine U.K.

“The telepathic musical rapport shared by the brothers is evident in every duet.” The Australian

“Its cello-like range reaches from sumptuous bass to arcing treble and its fretless nature allows for sighs and cries in the movement between notes. His brother’s playing had charm and imagination, soloing on req, achieving an improbable range of sonic possibilities.” SMH

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Nov
29
Thu
BONNIESONGS ALBUM LAUNCH + JULIA JOHNSON @ Django
Nov 29 all-day

bonnie7pm doors, 8pm show

Art As Catharsis presents the launch of Bonniesongs’ Strings, a colourful four-track journey from the mind of Sydney based art-folk virtuoso Bonnie Stewart.

Backed by collaborators Freya Schack-Arnott on Cello and Sascha Bota on Viola, Stewart’s composition dances between conventional and uninhibited. Through challenging modern conventions the Australian folk scene is often beholden to, Strings in its entirety offers refreshing bursts of complexity and wonder. Stewart’s voice calls as clearly and distinctly as birdsong, while every instrument wonderfully accentuates its surroundings.

Supporting is Julia Johnson, a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has crafted a sonic world in which antique folk instruments get swept up in to modern beats. Critics have likened her to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens.

“For a peck of audiences in Australia over the past couple of years, Bonnie Stewart has been one of those subtly transcendent artists. Her lilting vocals float over gentle peaks of acoustic and electronic instruments, layered ethereally into what may be a moderately enchanted loop pedal.” – Caramel Animals

“(Strings) carries itself with the experimental, otherworldly demeanor of artists like Björk or Joanna Newsom, while keeping the genre’s roots in honest, earthy sounds alive and intact.” – Everything Is Noise

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MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION + HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

Opening the night is Handsome Young Strangers! HYS perform a blazing blend of colonial, bush punk/rock that is uniquely Australian – tunes about bushrangers, shearing, droving, convict hardship, sports heroes, war veterans and other iconic Australians …. and all delivered with an arsenal of musical weaponry including banjos, mandolins, mandolas, dulcimers, lagerphones & fiddles to name a few.

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Nov
30
Fri
MICK THOMAS & THE ROVING COMMISSION: + AMARILLO (SOLD OUT!!! Thursday Selling Fast)
Nov 30 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amarillo is the project of vocalist Jac Tonks and guitarist Nick O’Mara (Raised By Eagles, The Butcherbirds). Formed in 2014 as a vehicle for their song writing, Amarillo’s music is a blend of alt-folk, pop and country.

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Dec
2
Sun
BIG MERINO (SINGLE & VIDEO LAUNCH) @ Django
Dec 2 all-day

big merino7pm doors, 8pm show

Big Merino is a genre-blending, vocal harmony-driven band featuring Stuart Davis (lead vocals/guitar), Alex Craig (lead guitar), Peter Richardson (bass) and Colin Sevitt (drums).

Their songs blur the lines between rock, country, blues, soul and funk – occasionally making forays into lesser known styles such as New Orleans 2nd Line and Rumba.

Lead singer Stuart Davis cut his teeth singing Trad Black Gospel with Tony Backhouse in The Heavenly Light Quartet, and brings that soulful feel to everything he does.

Citing some of their influences as Glen Hansard, Jackson Browne and The Rolling Stones, co-songwriters Craig and Davis write socially and politically-charged songs, often in a specifically Australian context, that are sometimes gentle and nostalgic and at other times nothing less than a fierce cry for revolution.

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Dec
6
Thu
NADIA PIAVE’S END OF YEAR CONCERT @ Django
Dec 6 all-day

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Nadia Piave is a teacher and independent performer in Sydney. She teaches students from a range of music backgrounds and performs music from the renaissance through to ‘world’ cabaret and Jazz standards.

Join us for her end of year concert featuring students of her singing studio and her choir, Fortissimo!

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THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE (POSTPONED TO FEB 7)
Dec 6 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show

This show has been postponed due to illness.

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Dec
12
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS (SOLD OUT!!! Jan 24 On Sale!!)
Dec 12 all-day

Black7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Dec
13
Thu
LITTLE SHOES ALBUM LAUNCH + IAN BURNS + COPPERLINE @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

little shoes7pm doors, 8pm show

Little Shoes is a folk-rock group comprised of Becky Bennison and Rick Turnock. No stranger to the Sydney live scene, songwriter and lyricist Becky Bennison returns to the stage with songs both old and new, painting stories of whimsy, chaotic love, and the inertia of life.  Rick Turnock crafts sounds of contemporary folk/pop with this new album, reminiscent of early Lucinda Williams, Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams.  The group are returning to the live scene with a brand-new album of folk/pop tales, and a tinge of country. Little Shoes will be launching their new album White Sound supported by some good friends including country/folk artsist Ian Burns, and Alt Country troubadours Copperline .

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THE BLACK SORROWS (SOLD OUT!!! Jan 24 On Sale!!)
Dec 13 all-day

Black7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Dec
16
Sun
BABY ET LULU (SOLD OUT!!! March 9 Now On Sale!!)
Dec 16 all-day

BABY_ET_LULU__018xmas7pm doors, 8pm show

Baby et Lulu LOVE celebrating Christmas at Camelot Lounge and singing Christmas carols in French! And this year will be no exception. Please come and cap off a wonderful year with Baby et Lulu, with all your favorite chansons, plus a new song or two and some delicious carols en Français. ARIA-Nominated Baby et Lulu is a French extravaganza seeing Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride, Leonard Cohen shows) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay, Miriam Lieberman) come together with a sterling band to bring you a selection of beautiful chansons, including Gainsbourg, Piaf, Aznavour, Camille and their own originals. Don’t miss their last show for 2018! They are joined by Marcello Maio, Matt Ottignon, Julian Curwin and Michael Walder.

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THE MABELS + BREE de ROME @ Django
Dec 16 all-day

mabels 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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.

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

Bree De Rome knows her way around a heart on your sleeve standard. The indie pop sweetheart’s style has been described as ‘effortlessly cool country’.

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Dec
19
Wed
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE: A VERY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Dec 19 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
20
Thu
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE: A VERY SPOOKY CHRISTMAS (SOLD OUT!!!)
Dec 20 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
21
Fri
THE BRUNO MARS EXPERIENCE @ Django
Dec 21 all-day

bruno 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Dec
22
Sat
WHOLE LOTTA WOMAN @ Django
Dec 22 all-day

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Whole Lotta Woman will send off a fabulous year of music making with their favourite fans at Django @ Camelot!!

They will blow the roof off with their usual manic musical hijinks (around all things wonderful and womanly) backed by their incredible band!

So whether it’s the hit songs of Ronnie, Karen, Linda, Patti, Dolly or any of the Chrissie’s – the have all the best women’s tunes covered – and then some.

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Dec
23
Sun
LEGENDS OF BLUES @ Django
Dec 23 all-day

legends7pm doors, 8pm show

Take a trip with Drey Rollan and Co for a night of Blues power. Travel from the 1940’s, through to the late 80’s where the forefathers of electric Blues guitar T- Bone Walker, B.B King, Earl Hooker and Buddy Guy shaped the British invasion to come.

Seeing artists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix taking blues guitar to its peak. Influencing generation after generation from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to Metallica and the White Stripes. Guitar would never be the same without the Blues, for without the Blues there is no Guitar Hero.

Featuring an amazing line up of Antero Ceschin on drums, Scott Leishman on Bass, Clayton Doley on Keyboards, Louis Klaussen on Sax, Akira Alvarez on harp and Vocals and Moses York on Vocals.

Take a journey from Juke Joint Blues to classic Rock.

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Dec
28
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 28 all-day

unlocking the doors7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Dec
30
Sun
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django
Dec 30 all-day

POSTER NO WRITING7pm doors, 9pm show

Blues & Soul Extravaganza is back for a special end of year show with Multi award winning Soulful Blues Artists Cont ROBERT SUSZ (Dynamic Hepnotics) PAT POWELL ( Aria winner Melbourne Ska) stunning Soulful Blues queens LIZA OHLBACK , KATE LUSH ( multi award winning artists) plus internationally renowned CLAYTON DOLEY on Organ/Piano/Vocals , MATT ROBERTS on Guitar/Vocals , CHRISTIAN YOUNG on Bass and GREG OHLBACK on Drums/Vocals

This is a revue style show with each artists popular originals, plus some classic Blue & Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Susan Tedeschi , Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more… sizzling vocal duets, gospel harmonies and mighty tempting grooves….

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Dec
31
Mon
NEW YEARS EVE MOTOWN PARTY with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT @ DJANGO (SOLD OUT!!!)
Dec 31 all-day

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Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street in what will be one of the best New Years Eve Parties in town!

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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NEW YEARS EVE with MARSALA (SOLD OUT!!!)
Dec 31 all-day

MAR8pm doors

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

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

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

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

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Jan
1
Tue
ELLA-JANE SHARPE @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Ella

7pm doors, 8pm show

Ella-Jane Sharpe is a Sydney born, Britsh-Australian jazz vocalist in pianist living in Boston, Massachusetts whilst studying at the Berklee College of Music. With an array of original music and arrangements, Ella-Jane is a diverse artist with a passion for performance and sharing her music with others. Accompanied by some of Sydney’s top musicians, Ella-Jane will be performing a mix of originals songs and arrangements of jazz standards, R&B classics and more.

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LUKE HEGGIE: HAVE THAT @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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1st show 6pm doors, 7pm show | 2nd show 8:15pm doors, 8:45pm show

Luke Heggie threatened to quit stand up comedy, but after everyone he told of his plans cried inconsolably and clung to his ankles as he walked away, he decided that the world needs laughter. So he’s back with another harsh but fair show about dickheads.

If you own a circular beach towel and/or a set of square dinner plates, you do the reach-around at buffets to get an empty plate before you’re in front of the food, you’re one of those deluded losers who’s friends with all his ex-girlfriends, you wear a t-shirt with the word “finisher” on it, you were the one responsible for hot nuts not being available in pubs anymore, you’re neither a mechanic nor a toddler and yet you wear overalls, then this is not the show for you.

This show will be filmed but will largely be the backs of your heads. It’s not about you. However, there may be fleeting shots of the crowd coming in or leaving or whatever. If you are on the run for some dodgy shit, wear a disguise or move to Darwin. That is all.

No lowbreeds please.

WINNER Comedians Choice Award, Melbourne Int. Comedy Festival 2017

WINNER Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe 2017

‘Deadpan genius… one of the funniest standups around.’ Sydney Morning Herald

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MAGGIE FERGUSON TANGO & FRIENDS
Jan 1 all-day

_MG_97507pm doors, 8pm show

‘Tango Inferno’
Join Maggie FergusonTango & Friends in an evening of the most exciting tangos of the 20th century including Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and tangos of his contemporaries.

Line up:
Maggie Ferguson-bandoneon/violin
Francis Carreon-piano
Isabella Brown-double bass
Murilo Tanouye-electric guitar
With special guests
Irene Ju-violin
Paula Tennent-bandoneon
Kseniya & Craig Petersen-tango dance champions

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

A show flavoured with cultural and historical anecdotes, Tango Inferno will be an unmissable evening. Book now!

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PRINNIE STEVENS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Prinnie7pm doors, 8pm show

Prinnie is best known for her time on The Voice season1 where she successfully battled her best friend Mahalia Barnes, made the top 4 in Team Joel and hasn’t look back since.

She joined the cast of Celebrity Apprentice shortly after, went on to become the Co-host on The Voice Kids season1 where she was able to mentor young Australians with their passion for singing. Recently, Prinnie made her return to musical theatre and her London West End Debut in the hit show Thriller Live staring the music of Michael Jackson. She went on to wow audiences all over Australia, New Zealand & Malaysia with Rave reviews.

In 2017, Prinnie stared in the hit musical The bodyguard w rave reviews as Nikki Marron.

Prinnie continues to be one of Australias true triple threats, juggling between tv, musicals and a recording career.

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THE SOUL MOVERS
Jan 1 all-day

soul7pm doors, 9pm show

STOP PRESS: Following the SOUL’D OUT signs going up on The Soul Movers March 16th album launch show at Django and May 11 show at Camelot, we can now announce that due to massive public demand a third date has been added!

Saturday June 15th will see Camelot Lounge shake, rock and soul with the songs that were recorded in some of the most iconic recording studios in soul recording history – they can be found on the Bona Fide album which is released late March – don’t miss this chance to catch The Soul Movers in Sydney before they continue to lap the country on this album launch tour.

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VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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YOHAI COHEN QUINTET
Jan 1 all-day

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Internationally renowned oud player, vocalist and percussionist, Yohai Cohen returns to Australia to perform at the 2019 WOMADelaide (and Camelot!!!). He performs Moroccan Andalusian and cha’abi (popular) music in Hebrew and Arabic.

In June 2017, Yohai Cohen officially launched his new Quintet, a Moroccan Jewish music project with sold out concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, captivating crowds with an exciting range of energising, foot-stomping songs of celebration, melancholy hymns and outstanding musicianship. Improvisation plays a key part in their animated and vivid performance.

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Jan
10
Thu
TINEL DRAGOI ROMANI GYPSY with JOSEPH ZARB + GUITARRAS GITANAS @ Django
Jan 10 all-day

tinel-jose-gitarras7pm doors, 8pm show

Join this incredible duo as they return to Django. For Gypsies music is religion, & music comes from their religion. Music comes from the soul & 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.

Blake Keep & Matthew Gough are two musicians driven by a playful energy that’s intoxicatingly entertaining. With a play list ranging from soulful popular music ballads & haunting folk tunes, jazz manouche to Spanish & Latin. Blake and Matthew have toured with artists such as Lulo Reinhardt & Diesel, & while both incredible guitarists, they have recently integrated other musical elements such as vocals, sax, bass, & stomp box into their performances creating new musical ideas, arrangements & repertoire.  For this show they will be joined by special guest percussionist Chris Fields.

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Jan
11
Fri
CLAYTON DOLEY’S BAYOU BILLABONG feat. DAVE BREWER
Jan 11 all-day

CLAYTON-DOLEY7pm doors, 9pm show

The most unique and sophisticated voice in contemporary retro soul today, Clayton Doley is a giant of the Australian Blues Scene, cutting his teeth with legendary Sydney band, The Mighty Reapers and going on to form his own bands The Hands and The Organ Donors. Over the last fifteen years Clayton has played with a who’s who of international artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington, Harry Manx, Steve Cropper & Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (Booker T & the M.G.’s, Blues Brothers), David Garibaldi (Tower Of Power), Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, The Dead Daisies, Hubert Sumlin, Mojo Buford, Louisiana Red, Guitar Shorty, Renee Geyer, The Mighty Reapers, Eugene Hideaway Bridges and Jackie Orszaczky – to name a few.

His current project Clayton Doley’s Bayou Billabong captures the essence of the New Orleans Blues piano tradition while fusing contemporary Australiana and Americana with all the might and power of a 10 piece band. Featuring a powerful 4-piece horn section, the ‘Hi-Fi-Doley-T Horns’, and the ferociously sweet vocals of the fabulous ‘Clay-tones’.

“Clayton Doley understands the groove to a T – Booker T., that is”. Steve Leggett – All Music (USA)

“Doley matches his rock-solid chops with sophisticated songwriting and wraps a class-act production around it”. Duane Verth – Roots Music Report (USA)

Clayton Doley- Piano, Organ & Vocals; Bec Jensen & Virna Sanzone – Vocals; Dave Brewer – Guitar & Vocals; Franco Raggatt – Guitar; Evan Mannell – Drums; Jan Bangma – Bass; Matt Keegan – Tenor Sax; Ray Cassar – Trumpet; Stephen Schafer – Baritone Sax; James Greening – Trombone

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Jan
12
Sat
LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL: The ultimate vintage hard rock show @ Django
Jan 12 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

But It is a dirty word no more.

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

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

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Jan
16
Wed
RENÉE GEYER (CANCELLED)
Jan 16 all-day

We regret to inform you that due to illness, Renee Geyer has had to cancel her upcoming shows at Camelot Lounge on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of January.

All tickets to these shows will now be transferred to the new Mahalia Barnes show on THURSDAY 17th JANUARY. If however you would prefer a refund please let us know

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Info on Mahalia Barnes is below. She will even be doing a few Renee Geyer tunes in her show for all her fans.

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

She will be joined on Thursday 17 January by her all star band.

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Jan
17
Thu
THE FRETLESS (CANADA) @ Django
Jan 17 all-day

the_fretless_resized7pm doors, 8pm show

Winners of the 2017 JUNO for Instrumental Album of Year, The Fretless is a new approach to folk music. They may look like a string quartet, but with their unique balance of fiddle, viola, cello, rhythm and melody, they shatter all expectations. The fiddle tradition runs deep and their roots are based in Celtic and Canadian fiddle styles. Taking traditional music to a new level, The Fretless transform fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy and innovative arrangements. Progressive chamber trad at its best!

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Jan
18
Fri
THE MUSIC OF THRILLER
Jan 18 all-day

thriller7pm doors, 9pm show

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

Brought to you by Lombardo Entertainment who directed PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER, this tribute has been carefully constructed by one of Sydney’s biggest Michael Jackson followers who has been creating this dedication to the King of Pop for over a decade.

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

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YAKUMAMA + TEYUNA COLLECTIVE @ Django
Jan 18 all-day

yakumama27pm doors, 9pm show

YAKUMAMA play Afro, Andean and Chicha a rhythm from Peru made popular in the 1960’s. The music can be described as etheric yet grounded, both healing and evocative drawing on a strong ancestral connection.

TEYUNA COLLECTIVE is a musical project formed by it’s Director Pato Lara. Independent Songwriter and Musical Producer. The Teyuna Collective project has come to live out the heart of natures Rhythms.

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Jan
19
Sat
AFRO MOSES presents THE SPIRIT OF NELSON MANDELA @ Django
Jan 19 all-day

moses 7pm door, 9pm show

Afro Moses presents ‘The Spirit of Nelson Mandela’ featuring a 9 piece all star band!

Afro Moses is a multi-award winning, international artist, who was a teenage star in his native country of Ghana, West Africa. He was noticed by one of Bob Marley’s tour managers and taken to Europe. From there he started to tour the world, including a few guest shows with the Wailers. Afro Moses is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Despite having his own original music, it’s essential for Moses to pay tribute to one of his greatest idols, reggae legend, Bob Marley. Expect a colourful, high energy performance wit his band and his dancers “Afrodisiaq”, a lot of dancing and a chance to sing along….how ever, also be prepared for an Afro Moses flavour….afro beats, funk, raga and percussion.

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Jan
20
Sun
EMILY-ROSE & THE WILD THINGS
Jan 20 all-day

ER Wild Things 1

7pm doors, 8pm

Songtress and pianist Emily-Rose Sarkova launches her new wild and lusciously jazz inspired quintet at Camelot Lounge. Bringing in the New Year with new sounds of original songs, improvisations and tangled takes on some of her favourite standards.

One of Sydney’s most dynamic multi-instrumentalists, Emily-Rose glides between jazz, classical, folk and tango styles with groups such as Chaika, Tangalo, Monsieur Camembert, Marais Project, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Klezmer Divas. Emily-Rose and the Wild Things is a return to her first love of the piano and intricacies of song writing. Inspired by the likes of Avishai Cohen, Punch Brothers, Esperanza Spalding and Hiromi, this new quintet will be the launch into a wild world of beautiful sound.

Joining Emily-Rose’s frenetic fingers on the keys and vivacious vocals are: Luke Chapman – guitar; Nick Henderson – double bass; Carl St Jacques – viola; James Harris – drums

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TANYA SPARKE + STRAWBERRY THIEVES @ Django
Jan 20 all-day

sun 267pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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Jan
24
Thu
JESS SPAHR + DYLAN WRIGHT @ Django
Jan 24 all-day

jessanddyl7pm doors, 8pm show

A sonic seduction of ethereal vocals, meditative piano and laid-back reverb, Jess Spahr creates a definitive contrast with lyrics that dance on darker themes of betrayal and deception. Likened to Morcheeba, London Grammar and Evanescence, Jess inspires confidence with her contemporary dreamy pop music and a show that engages, uplifts and entertains with her band and disarming banter.

Dylan Wright is a singer/songwriter brought up on Sydney’s southern beaches. Still only in his early 20’s, Wright’s lyrics and vocals deliver a uniqueness and maturity well beyond his years. 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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THE BLACK SORROWS (SOLD OUT!!! April 11 Now On Sale!)
Jan 24 all-day

Black7pm doors, 8pm show

Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge!

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

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Jan
25
Fri
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with 10 piece band KRIOLA COLLECTIVE
Jan 25 all-day

kriola 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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Jan
27
Sun
THE MUSIC OF ANNA VISSI @ Django (SOLD OUT!!!)
Jan 27 all-day

Screenshot_20181224-0200387pm doors, 8pm show

From her humble beginnings in 1973 where she moved to Athens from Cyprus with her family, she won the Annual Song Contest in 1977 in Thessaloniki to then begin collaborating with the likes of George Dalaras and Haris Alexiou singing songs composed by Stavros Kouyioumtzis. In the 80s she began collaborating with Nikos Karvelas whom she married in 83. Dubbed Greek Rock Royalty by Patricia Fields, stylist to the cast of Sex and the City, Anna and Niko produced hit after hit from the 80s through to the new millennium where Anna developed her career further as singer/songwriter to TV presenter, stage performer in many musicals and rock operas before becoming an international sensation in 1997.

She represented both Cyprus and Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest only to gain further success worldwide and a loyal fan base. Her vocal abilities know no limits having recorded over 15 successful albums in the popular Greek Laiko, pop, rock and dance genres spanning over four and a half decades. A celebrated international vocalist and performer Anna Vissi is still producing successful sellout shows worldwide at age 61 today. Irene Vacondios and the band will be performing Anna’s hits from her early days to today hinting at setting a dance vibe for lovers of Anna’s Cuban flavoured ‘Lambo’ to her ‘rock opera’ power ballads and traditional popular Greek bouzouki favourites!

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Jan
31
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Jan 31 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Feb
1
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
Feb 1 all-day

james taylor 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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Feb
7
Thu
THE OTHER WOMAN: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE
Feb 7 all-day

lisa schouw The Other Woman 1b

7pm doors, 8pm show

★★★★½

“For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked Schouw had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, and this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.” John Shand

“In a voice like dark chocolate, she wrapped vulnerability around a core of steel, her performance culminating in the bitterness, resilience and tragedy of the title song.”                                      Sydney Morning Herald

Sixty years after Nina Simone first recorded ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ during a mammoth 13-hour recording session at New York’s Bethlehem records, the acclaimed one-woman show ‘The Other Woman – The Life and Music of Nina Simone’ returns to Sydney’s Camelot Lounge.

Written and performed by former Girl Overboard frontwoman Lisa Schouw, The Other Woman weaves together Simone’s best-loved songs shining a new light on the legendary singer’s celebrated but troubled life. Schouw, together with Musical Director Peter Bailey, lovingly unwraps the layers to reveal Simone’s finest and darkest hours.

Arts critic John Shand wrote of the show that Schouw “immediately establishing that she understood there can be no pretending when conjuring up the spirit of Simone. This had to be about baring the truth, as raw, furious and impassioned as that might be. For the full power of Simone’s material to be unlocked, however, Schouw also had to fleck those more feverish emotions with a profound sense of vulnerability, and this she did with such conviction that you felt it in your very marrow.”

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

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Feb
9
Sat
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Feb 9 all-day

Barrio Soul Camelot web jpg

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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TRICIA & THE GREY ZONE @ Django
Feb 9 all-day

Tricia 7pm doors, 9pm show

They’re back! After a sell out show for their last Django appearance, Tricia & the Grey Zone return with their usual eclectic mix of tunes and some new covers.

Hailing from Glasgow but with Motown infusing her huge soul voice, Tricia is backed by the Grey Zone’s punchy sound. Expect everything from blues, psychedelia to retro classics and back again. See you on the dance floor!

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Feb
10
Sun
CALLUM WYLIE EP LAUNCH + JACK RAYNE @ Django
Feb 10 all-day

callum7pm doors, 8pm show

Callum Wylie has spent the last couple of years playing shows across Sydney and up and down the East coast of Australia. After a successful tour supporting the critically acclaimed Ahern Brothers, he buckled down and returned to some previously recorded songs to finish them for his second release. Working on the Central Coast with Andrew Beck at Riversong Studios, Callum Wylie was able to craft a four track EP, that is a step up from his debut Tomorrows Sun. In an effort to capture the warmth of his Americana sound, the EP was simply produced with a focus on live takes and acoustic guitar sounds with minimal intervention. The result is an honest depiction of the songs recorded, showing growth between releases. He will be launching his new EP Listen at Django Bar on February 10th.

With shades of yesteryear, and passion only a 6 foot tall ginger can possess, storyteller Jack Rayne depicts the mountainous highs and heartbreaking lows of the day by day in the most beautiful of ways. Boasting one of the most captivating voices on the Australian east coast, the Sydney-sider has graced audiences nation wide with his authentically raw live show. Rayne combines the traditional rustic nature of roots/Americana music with a unique vocal flair, creating a sound that is all his own.

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JANE SIBERRY (CANADA)
Feb 10 all-day

Jane7pm doors, 8pm show

Iconic and enigmatic, Jane Siberry is one of music’s most unique and gifted singer-songwriters. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, she has released 14 studio albums, including her well-loved signature song Calling All Angels.

Jane’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, including k.d. lang with her stunning renditions of Love is Everything and the 23rd Psalm-inspired The Valley. She is recognized as a forward-thinking artist, using her creativity both in song and in how she operates in the music business. She was one of the first to set up ‘self-determined transactions’ (pwyw). She continues to explore ways to live healthily as an artist creating an online style-store, webinars, ‘Jane- takes’ (feedback for artists) and passive income streams in order to ‘keep the joy up’ and to remain aware that ‘it is a privilege to be a musician’.

She is on tour for 7 months from November 2018 until June 2019 in her home country Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA performing with equal enthusiasm at Carnegie Hall and living rooms around the world. janesiberry.com

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Feb
14
Thu
ABBY DOBSON
Feb 14 all-day

abby

7pm doors, 8pm show

Abby Dobson, formerly of platinum-selling band Leonardo’s Bride and currently of Aria-nominated French ensemble, Baby et Lulu, returns centre-stage at Camelot Lounge for this Valentines Day Show. Performing with a five-piece band of heartbreakers featuring; heavenly harmonies, strings, piano, bass, guitars…and Abby’s sultry, mournful voice, this show will leave your heart pounding….

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

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

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

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

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

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GREGG ARTHUR: MY FUNNY VALENTINE @ Django
Feb 14 all-day

gregg valentines7pm doors, 8pm show

GREGG ARTHUR My Funny Valentine,
Featuring Jim Pennell, Craig Scott & Michael Avgenicos.

An intimate evening with singer Gregg Arthur and master guitarist Jim Pennell performing the worlds most romantic songs.

Gregg Arthur is an international recording artist and live performer, critically acclaimed by both the press and his peers.

I love the way you sing. You have a fan in the way you phrase…it’s perfect” -Tony Bennett

“…the finest male jazz singer Australia has produced since Vince Jones” -Eric Myers. The Weekend Australian.

“Some people got it, and some people don’t. Gregg Arthur is one of the ones who does.

It’s the devilish art of being a jazz singer.” -John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“In my opinion he is the ultimate crooner” – Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE

Gregg Arthur and Camelot Lounge exclusively use Rode Microphones Australia.

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Feb
15
Fri
THE PIGS ALBUM LAUNCH
Feb 15 all-day

Presspic7pm doors, 9pm show

The Pigs – Unashamedly hillbilly, Outrageously entertaining

“The musical outrage that is The Pigs!” – Richard Glover (ABC Sydney)

THE family that plays together, stays together and bluegrass band, The Pigs, are living proof as they prepare to unleash their first all original album on the world. Having played music together in the hillbilly mountains of Australia for many years, some say hundreds of years, The Pigs decided in 2004 to come from the remotest corners of the outback to form the band in Sydney. Once the word got around that the family band had gone public with their brand of bluegrass, they were unstoppable and the fans came trotting in.

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THE PRAGMATICS PRESENT…The 80s vs 70s!
Feb 15 all-day

Pragmatics Django at Camelot 70s 80s 197pm doors, 9pm show

The Ultimate Showdown: All Killer, No Filler

Two powerhouse sets featuring the best of each decade in the Ultimate Showdown? No Filler – All Killer! Which decade will win?

It’s like that time when you’re hanging out at the Thredbo disco with your teachers who happened to be at the snow at the same time. Who ruled?!

ABBA or INXS? Toto or Tears For Fears? AC/DC or Dexy’s Midnight Runners? The Jam or the Style Council? ’70s Fleetwood Mac or ’80s Fleetwood Mac?

You get the picture. Add in Sex Pistols, Simple Minds, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Springsteen and many more and it’s a hitfest deluxe, delivered in The Pragmatics’ blood, sweat and tears*, ya-yas out, five-part-harmonied chaos.

Come for Thin Lizzy, stay for the J. Geils Band and Make your mid-February Friday the finest showdown of the summer.

*No songs by Blood, Sweat & Tears will be played. Fair Warning.

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Feb
16
Sat
IRELAND ROCKS: CIARAN GRIBBIN @ Django
Feb 16 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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Feb
17
Sun
MUSIC OUT OF THE FRAME @ Django
Feb 17 all-day

music out7pm doors, 8pm show

Come an imerse yourself in a colourful mix of musical genres including traditional Ukrainian folk, contemporary classics, medieval ballads, ethno-fusion, motives influenced by Irish, Latin American and Russian music and more. If you want to listen to unusual and exotic musical instruments such as bandura, futujara, vargan and dukllar we welcome you to the “Music out the frame” concert featuring Australian-Russian band VGmates and Larissa Kovalchuk.

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Feb
19
Tue
AMIRA MEDUNJANIN & ANTE GELO
Feb 19 all-day

Amira

7pm doors, 8pm

Amira Medunjanin is a renowned performer of “Sevdalinke”, which is the name for Bosnian love songs. This year she is touring Australia alongside guitarist Ante Gelo and will be showcasing their unique style.

The sevdalinke (sevdah songs) she learned from her mother were the most beautiful of songs. Her fascination with the oral tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina led her to devote herself to creating a unique voice within sevdah to explore its expressive capacity to the full. She had spent years searching in vain for to find people who shared her ideas about sevdah, and for the best way to present it.

Dubbed “Bosnia’s Billie Holiday” by music journalist and author Garth Cartwright, the comparison reflects the way in which Amira turns sevdah inside out, finding new contexts and forms within a tradition that is hundreds of years old.

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Feb
20
Wed
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Feb 20 all-day

melandchris-photo-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Feb
21
Thu
BEN WALSH presents NA MOIA + MICK STUART @ Django
Feb 21 all-day

Ben Walsh7pm doors, 8pm show

Unfortunately, due to illness, Shenzo Gregorio is unable to travel to Sydney to perform with Soundtrak on Thursday 21 February.
The show will go ahead with two sets from Ben Walsh’s amazing psychedelic afrobeat inspired project Na Moja and special guest Mick Stuart also appearing.

It’s been a long time since Benjamin Walsh (The Bird, Tom Tom Crew, Circle Of Rhythm, Crusty Suitcase Band) has been back to his home town of Sydney to play a show…This Thursday he & special guests will present a nights of great music Django at Camelot.

Also performing is his long time collaborator and friend Matt Ottignon (Mister Ott)
Who has played for many years with Ben in the “Crusty Suitcase band” and “The Orkestra Of The Underground”
Just recently they released a collaboration titled “Na Moja”.
This project is radically electronic and Dubwise, bringing psychedelic FX frenzied Afro-Jazz flavor to the dance-floor.

https://bwalsh.bandcamp.com/album/na-moja

Another special guest musician added – Mick Stuart will join the madness on his very own instrument the “Polymba”. This multi pronged layout of hand crafted Kalmimba’s alows Mick to make an incredibly rhythmic and melodic instrument that sounds like nothing you have heard.  Mick and Ben have collaborated on many projects over the years and is a rare treat to see them share the stage.

Na Moja and Mick Stuart will play Django in Marrickville after the March to keep Live Music alive in NSW! This unofficial after party will be a great spot to land afterwards and enjoy some of Sydney’s most innovative musical exports.

Ben has been touring the world for the last ten years and is treating this week as a great homecoming you are invited!

With all these player in the mix it will be a great night of music, so come along and see what happens when all these great minds meet.
to listen check out Ben’s online Label Groovelands

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Feb
22
Fri
THE AUDREYS
Feb 22 all-day

audreys (1)

7pm doors, 9pm show

At the end of 2018, live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys completed a sell-out national tour . They are now coming back ti Camelot Lounge in February 2019 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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THE ZARB BROTHERS @ Django
Feb 22 all-day

zarbros7pm doors, 9pm show

Brother duo Matt and Pauly Zarb have a fantastic story.
The brothers grew up west of Sydney where they both honed their crafts to become the singing, songwriting multi instrumentalists that they are today.

After winning folk album of the year way back then they just hit the road and landed themselves in Kentucky USA where they both lived toured and recorded for 6 years straight.

Since then Pauly moved to the UK where he lives and performs from and is returning to Australia
to play a string of gigs with his brother Matt. This is a show not to miss as they will take you on a very musical entertaining ride that spans a lifetime from being kids playing music to men that have so much music to share with anyone who is lucky enough be there.

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Feb
23
Sat
MARSALA
Feb 23 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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