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

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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
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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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
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
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

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.

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

image0017pm doors, 8pm show

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

WLW stage door pic_edited7pm doors, 9pm show

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

suzie snakepit motown8pm doors

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
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER
Jan 1 all-day

Deborah

7pm door, 9pm show

Conway & Willy Zygier are returning to Camelot!

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

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

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

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

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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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EYSS FUNDRAISER with PETER MORGAN (Bump City)
Jan 1 all-day

Peter1pm doors, 1:30pm show

As part of this fun/d raising , the amazing Peter Morgan ( Bump City ) &  band will perform all the favourites with renowned artist Ken Tucker capturing the evening on canvas while you sing, dance and be thoroughly entertained. The art piece will be auctioned  at the end , plus  3 other Silent Auction items.
Tables seat 8 with a mezza plate included. Drinks from the bar .

For extra fun you can make a bid to sing, play the drums / electric piano or have your choice of song!!
The monies raised can go to ‘ the professional life skills support  for our vulnerable mums & their babes in the Sutherland & St George region’  This is a unique experience, so join with us and bring some extra friends !!
Check us out at www.3bridges.org.au and click on Early Years Support

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

metak 1a

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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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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SOUL ROOTS REVIVAL BAND @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

SRR

7pm doors, 9pm show

Having played with some of the all time greats including BB King, Eric Clapton, Sting & Madness, Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Jason Bruer brings together an all star, hand picked 8 piece band paying homage to the great Soul & Roots Artists of our time.

Celebrating the music of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Jill Scott, Renee Geyer, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind And Fire, Dr John, Taj Mahal, Tower Of Power & Gladys Night among other great artists.

Playing great arrangements of tunes from these Legends and featuring two of Sydney’s hottest young singers, Josue Vilches and Emily Hanks together with an all star band they bring together a freshness and vibrancy that will take your breath Away.

The band, who between them have played with a diverse array of Artists inc Guy Sebastion, Jessica Mouboy, Human Nature, Marcia Hines, Ian Moss, The Beautiful Girls draw on considerable experience to create and exciting and uplifting performance

The Band: Josue Vilches (vocals), Emily Hanks (vocals), Adrian Veale (trumpet), Sam Boyd (keys), Adam Ventoura (bass), Andy Byrnes (drums), Ramsay McInnes (guitar) and Jason Bruer (tenor sax).

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THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Jan 1 all-day

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

Due to huge demand after 5 sold out shows, this must see show returns to Camelot Lounge!

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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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

46061883_10156892229882276_8890334255473754112_o7pm doors, 8pm show

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
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

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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
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
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
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 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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THE CYRIL B. BUNTER BAND + THE DARREN JACK BAND @ Django
Feb 23 all-day

Django bar7pm door, 9pm show

The Cyril B. Bunter Band makes a return to the Django Bar with a Double Header Show with Darren Jack and his Band for a night of Powerhouse Blues and The Real Good Boogie In the 70s and 80s, The Cyril B. Bunter Band was truly a rite of passage for countless Oz Blues fans, and signified Good Times. And now in the 21st Century, they’ve brought back that Real Good Boogie …

Multi- award – winning Blues artist, Darren Jack’s performances have exhilarated audience for twenty years. Original powerhouse Rock`n’ Blues, his signature trademark, Jack took out 5 Australian Blues Music Awards for his album Better Place released in 2011, has won the Sydney Blues Challenge 2012 and 2014.

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Feb
24
Sun
ALMA ORQUESTRA
Feb 24 all-day

sancha7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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ELLA HOOPER (KILLING HEIDI)
Feb 24 all-day

Ella7pm doors, 8pm show

Ella Hooper – singer and multimedia queen at large – is carving out some time to tour her new music in trio mode this March, playing songs from her intense, acclaimed double EP, ‘Venom / New Magic’

‘The most disarming and profound statement of Hooper’s career– Venom/New Magic, A buzzing, creaky tapestry of tunes that veers from punky New Wave bursts to creepy Bad Seeds-esque lurches’ – Rolling Stone

Playing intimate, resonant rooms Ella is packing two thirds of her New Magic band – synthesiser, electric guitar and occasional percussion to dress the combination of warm retro pop and scathing singer-songwriter folk. Topped off with harmonies that chill and swell in unorthodox ways, the small scale set up still packs a punch.

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Feb
27
Wed
VIKA & LINDA (SOLD OUT!!!)
Feb 27 all-day

vikalinda21a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

For 30 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi- platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Rockwiz, C.W. Stoneking, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers and many more. Their invitation to join Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows ushered in that band’s most successful era: Hold Onto Me, Harley and Rose and Better Times were all triple-platinum albums between ’88 and ’92, and the sisters’ prominent vocals captivated massive audiences, here and worldwide.

Don’t miss these rare intimate shows as Vika & Linda make their Camelot Lounge debut!

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Feb
28
Thu
VIKA & LINDA (SOLD OUT!!!)
Feb 28 all-day

vikalinda21a (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

For 30 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi- platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, blues, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.

By turns tender and powerful, their rich solo vocals and instinctive harmonies have spawned eight albums of their own, as well as illuminating studio and concert performances by Paul Kelly, Rockwiz, C.W. Stoneking, Deborah Conway, Kasey Chambers and many more. Their invitation to join Joe Camilleri’s Black Sorrows ushered in that band’s most successful era: Hold Onto Me, Harley and Rose and Better Times were all triple-platinum albums between ’88 and ’92, and the sisters’ prominent vocals captivated massive audiences, here and worldwide.

Don’t miss these rare intimate shows as Vika & Linda make their Camelot Lounge debut!

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Mar
1
Fri
DIESEL SOLO: GIVE ME SATURDAY NIGHT TOUR + IMOGEN CLARK
Mar 1 all-day

Diesel7pm doors, 9pm show

While still in his teens, American born guitarist/singer Mark Lizotte was snatched from his bar band in Perth and launched on to the Australian charts as the leader of Johnny Diesel and the Injectors. A career was born and now some 30 years later Diesel is still rocking Saturday nights around the nation.

Diesel is celebrating 30 years in music with a newly curated collection of songs. The new album Diesel 30 – The Greatest Hits is out now and features 14 Top 40 hits, including Tip Of My Tongue, Come To Me and Soul Revival… plus the new song, Give Me Saturday Night.

Continuing to light up Saturday Nights on this special 30th anniversary tour, Diesel has now added a bunch of solo shows to his Give Me Saturday Night National Tour. Don’t miss Diesel performing a ‘best of’ collection of tracks in solo mode at Camelot Lounge!

Opening the night is Imogen Clark.

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Mar
2
Sat
DREY ROLLAN: TRIBUTE TO WILLIE DIXON @ Django
Mar 2 all-day

 willie7pm doors, 9pm show

Join Drey Rollan and crew for a musical experience that cuts right to the heart of one of the founding fathers of the Chicago blues.

Willie Dixon’s songs have been recorded by countless musicians in many genres as well as by various ensembles in which he participated. A short list of his most famous compositions includes “Hoochie Coochie Man”, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “Little Red Rooster”, “My Babe”, “Spoonful”, and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover”. These songs were written during the peak years of Chess Records, from 1950 to 1965, and were performed by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, and Bo Diddley; they influenced a generation of musicians worldwide.

Dixon was an important link between the blues and rock and roll, working with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley in the late 1950s. His songs have been covered by some of the most successful musicians of the past sixty years including Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Jeff Beck, Cream, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Steppenwolf all featured at least one of his songs on their debut albums, a measure of his influence on rock music.

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MARDI GRAS MAMBO with MUCHO MAMBO!!!
Mar 2 all-day

Mardi Gras Mambo copy

7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras 2019 with Latin Big Band Mucho Mambo. Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate another ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Dig out your Mardi Gras masks, feathers, boas, ruffles and puffy sleeves and mambo all night with a celebration of Cuban Big Bands with a twist from New Orleans. A huge event not to be missed!
Be quick to book as last time this show sold out early!

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Mar
3
Sun
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO (MEXICO/USA) & TIM ROGERS (YOU AM I)
Mar 3 all-day

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO 27pm doors, 8pm show

Recipient of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the Austin Music Award’s TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITER AWARD and NO DEPRESSION magazine’s ARTIST OF THE DECADE, the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter will tour on back of acclaimed new immigration-themed album The Crossing.

Alejandro Escovedo is one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, andCalexico, and he’s shared stages with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to John Prine to REM’s Peter Buck to the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. Legendary Bowie and T.Rex producer Tony Visconti has produced three of his albums.

A troubadour-like figure with an ever-expanding clutch of classic and evocative songs, Alejandro Escovedo first came to attention in Australia as a member of Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, whose Slash Records debut Sundown found a home in many Australian record collections in the early ‘80s cowpunk days.

Joining him on guitar is Australia’s own Tim Rogers!!!

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DAOIRÍ FARRELL (IRELAND) @ Django
Mar 3 all-day

Daoirí Farrell7pm doors, 8pm show

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer, and Best Traditional Track and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured twice to the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. The follow-up to ‘True Born Irishman’ was in spring 2018.

‘An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’ **** Songlines

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ Dónal Lunny

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Mar
4
Mon
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO (MEXICO/USA) & TIM ROGERS (YOU AM I)
Mar 4 all-day

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO 27pm doors, 8pm show

Recipient of the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the Austin Music Award’s TOWNES VAN ZANDT SONGWRITER AWARD and NO DEPRESSION magazine’s ARTIST OF THE DECADE, the legendary Mexican-American singer-songwriter will tour on back of acclaimed new immigration-themed album The Crossing.

Alejandro Escovedo is one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Cowboy Junkies, andCalexico, and he’s shared stages with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to John Prine to REM’s Peter Buck to the Velvet Underground’s John Cale. Legendary Bowie and T.Rex producer Tony Visconti has produced three of his albums.

A troubadour-like figure with an ever-expanding clutch of classic and evocative songs, Alejandro Escovedo first came to attention in Australia as a member of Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, whose Slash Records debut Sundown found a home in many Australian record collections in the early ‘80s cowpunk days.

Joining him on guitar is Australia’s own Tim Rogers!!!

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Mar
6
Wed
SCIENCE MEETS DESIGN: LIVE PODCAST RECORDING
Mar 6 all-day

img_05256pm doors, 7pm start

Can science explain what makes good design? Are designers and scientists really that different? Or are they both just explorers searching for truth in different ways?

Paintbrushes meet pipettes and sewing machines meet slide rules, in a live podcast featuring a panel of of experts that span the intersections of science, design, art and expression. The panel will take us on an irreverent ‘reveal-all’ journey through the pitfalls and passions of life as explorers and innovators.

Following on from the popular ‘Life Vs Science’ event during the Sydney Science Festival, In Situ Science returns to the Camelot Lounge to bring you ‘Science Meets Design’ during the Sydney Design Festival.  Featuring Tom Gordon (University of Sydney), Laura Jade (BrainLight), Chris Reid (Macquarie University), Wendy Davis (University of Sydney) and James O’Hanlon (University of New England), this live podcast will explore the intersections of Design, Science and Art, exploring the shared goals of pure creativity and data driven research.

The event will be recorded live and released as a podcast for In Situ Science. Food and drink will be available at the Camelot Lounge on the night.

Tickets are only $5.50 online!

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SIMON TEDESCHI & ROGER BENEDICT
Mar 6 all-day

 

Simon & Roger7pm doors, 8pm

Australia’s favourite classical pianist, Simon Tedeschi returns to Camelot Lounge with Roger Benedict, in a program of lyrical, Romantic music by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov and Hans Gal, a Jewish composer who fled Vienna in WWII.

Winner of Australia’s Young Performer of the Year, USA’s Creativity Foundation Legacy Award, and the NY Young Jewish Pianist Award, Simon has performed for concert audiences, royalty and world leaders from Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. Roger Benedict is Principal Viola at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, following years in the same position at the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, and is also Artistic Director and Conductor for the SSO Fellowship program.

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THE CAMELART CLUB – MOVED TO THURSDAY FOR ONE WEEK
Mar 6 all-day

gac

For one week only, The Camelart Club will be taking place on Thursday to make room for the Science Meets Design: Live Podcast Recording

 

Mar
7
Thu
BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO: Stewart D’Arrietta performs the music of Tom Waits
Mar 7 all-day

drunken7pm doors, 8pm show

BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO is a passionate, demented and intense rock journey through Tom Waits’ rich catalogue of music, mining some of Waits’ most memorable hits—from Martha and The Piano Has Been Drinking to Big in Japan and Hold On. Drawing on his personal experiences, as well as Wait’s vast musical history, D’Arrietta adds new dimension to the music, as he shares his personal love affair with the Tom Waits’ brilliant songs. Waits’ colourful misfits come to life in this powerful, poignant and innovative show.

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Mar 7 all-day

gac

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

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

Mar
8
Fri
THE LACHY DOLEY GROUP ALBUM LAUNCH
Mar 8 all-day

lachy doley

7pm doors, 9pm show

Launching their 5th Studio Album ‘The Greatest Blues’

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, Lachy Doley is the most celebrated Blues/Soul/Rock Organ player in the world today. Alongside powerhouse drummer Jackie Barnes and Joel Burton on bass, The Lachy Doley Group are an super energetic Soul/Blues force that performs as if their lives depend on it.

The Lachy Doley Group are an Australian band that’s almost entirely build their worldwide following on the reputation of their live show. MESMERISING, PASSIONATE, ENERGETIC, ENGAGING, VIRTUOUS, REMARKABLE.

‘Make’s you feel good the way he play’s that Clavinet’ – BOOTSY COLLINS (Parliament, Funkadelic)

‘Lachy Doley is the greatest living organ player in the world today’ – GLENN HUGHES
(Deep Purple)

‘No one plays like Lachy. He is amazing’ – JIMMY BARNES (Cold Chisel)

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Mar
9
Sat
BABY ET LULU (SOLD OUT!!! April 13 Now On Sale!!!)
Mar 9 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Mar
10
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS
Mar 10 all-day

Klezmer-Divas-featuring-Fay-Sussman 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Klezmer Divas are one of the most creative and exciting  Klezmer bands on the Sydney scene. This intoxicating combination of music is played in a harmonic minor, taking you on a journey through the 1930’s swing era of jazz, Gypsy, tango, waltz, with a Klezmer Yiddish flavour, incorporating beautiful Eastern European melodies.
The sound of Fay Sussman’s soulful and emotive singing, is comparable to the Berlin cabaret of Marlene Dietrich.

The Klezmer Divas are Fay Sussman, Anatoli Torjinski, Eddie Bronson, John Maddox, Philippe Wittwer and Phil Marks.

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SAKO DERMENJIAN & THE GROOVE – CANCELLED
Mar 10 all-day

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been cancelled.

 

Mar
13
Wed
BASIA BULAT (CANADA)
Mar 13 all-day

BASIA-BULAT-2a7pm doors, 8pm show

With an electrifying voice, lyrics like silver arrowheads, Basia Bulat has become one of Canada’s most conspicuous talents. Since releasing her debut in 2007,  Bulat has shared a stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Destroyer, Tune-Yards, Sondre Lerche, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Head and the Heart, Owen Pallett, Andrew Bird and Devotchka. She often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet, two mighty lungs. But her massive talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she’s been tapped for prestigious tributes to Leonard Cohen and The Band.

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

afenginn_17pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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GABY MORENO (Guatemala)
Mar 14 all-day

Gaby_Moreno_-_Bowery_Ballroom_(1a)

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

soul7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

KLA7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

twilight7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

Opening the night is Smith & Jones.

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

thu7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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Mar
23
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY @ Django
Mar 23 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Mar
24
Sun
FOUR: A Night of Incredible Jazz and a taste of Nancy Wilson
Mar 24 all-day

four7pm doors, 8pm show

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

Marie Wilson, Sandie White, Joy Yates, Susan-Gai Dowling, Together with Dave MacRae piano Craig Scott bass Laurie Bennett drums “If you asked me I could write a book”…..about the international achievements of these FOUR great singers.
All are accomplished performers of jazz influenced standards and together they each put their stamp on outstanding compositions drawn from the classic age of American music to the present day. Maturity has not diminished their power, probably increased it – and over decades of live performances and recordings they have contributed more than many to the history and development of jazz singing in Australia.

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

MicConawy_RobbieLong_StreetofDreams17pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Kate Wadey7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

Backed by incredible band:

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

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

oriente tres 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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PERRY KEYES
Mar 29 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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Mar
30
Sat
PERRY KEYES
Mar 30 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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Mar
31
Sun
CANTO LATINO QUARTET @ Django
Mar 31 all-day

Image for 2019 artwork7pm doors, 8pm show

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

Amanda Handel – voice

Jane Andino – piano

Gary Daley – accordion

Matt Handel – saxophones

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Apr
4
Thu
GIFFEN + BONNIESONGS @ Django
Apr 4 all-day

7pm door, 8pm show

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

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

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

Bonnie’s sweet ethereal vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her guitar, percussion and vocal loops. Her imaginative lyrics tell stories of treehouses, mice, birds, flying and video games.

Described as “dreamy experimental indie folk” and compared to artists such as Bjork and Joanna Newsom, Bonniesongs is creating a unique sound in the Sydney songwriting scene.

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Apr
6
Sat
VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 6 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Apr
7
Sun
VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

mindy7pm doors, 8pm show

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

‘Songs that reverberate honesty and real life’

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

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

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

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

IMG_21237pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

The lineup of wonderful musicians also includes –

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm

A tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras and Stavros Kougioumtzi

Presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney and Steki Taverna

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

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

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