Jul
20
Fri
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & ZORAN’s 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django
Jul 20 all-day

Nadya and Zoran7pm door, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Jul
21
Sat
ORIENTE TRES @ Django
Jul 21 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 ALBUM LAUNCH: SOLD OUT!!! Oct 6 Now On Sale!!!
Jul 21 all-day

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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7pm doors, 8pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
25
Wed
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jul 25 all-day

melandchris-photo-1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Jul
26
Thu
GIFFEN + NIKKI STEINFELD @ Django
Jul 26 all-day

giffenandnikki7pm 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

Since Nikki’s return from her travels overseas, she has embarked upon some new roads musically. On this night, she brings to the stage new tunes to sweeten your ears. Nikki will tell you tales and sing you love songs; a little folky, a little jazzy, a little blue, with touches of intimacy winding throughout.

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Jul
27
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES present THE SOUL MEN REVUE
Jul 27 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

Prepare to be blown away when the soul sensations Johnny G & The E Types present THE SOUL MEN REVUE on July 27. It is bound to be a foot tapping, hand clapping, raucous occasion with one of the best live acts on the road.

Be prepared to delve beneath the raw-boned surface of their wall-rattling SOUL MEN REVUE, with its deep-gut grooves, snaky guitars, churning Hammond and irresistible horns, this band simply and bravely tells it like it is. Memphis 1967…DiG iT!

This nine-piece band is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest SOUL MEN REVUE showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of the legendary soul men; Al Green, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Soloman Bourke, Rufus Thomas and more.

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STEVE EDMONDS BAND @ Django
Jul 27 all-day

steve7pm doors, 9pm show

Steve Edmonds Band is on fire!

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

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

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

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

perry7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Jul 28 all-day

4_web_orange_28-7_camelot7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jul
29
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR presents CHANSONS D’AMOUR: 120 YEARS OF FRENCH CABARET
Jul 29 all-day

dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

A kaleidoscopic performance that brings to life the passionate Edith Piaf and the Parisian connection. A cutting edge look at Paris with Piaf and her contemporaries.
The show is a tribute to the legendary musical icons of French cabaret, with a selection of Edith Piaf’s evocative and much loved songs, including Mon Dieu, Le Gitan Et La Fille , witty delivery of L’homme A La Motto, and hot Cuban sauce on La Foule… Also, Charles Trenét’s evergreen Quereste’til; Jacque Brel’s heart-wrenching If You Go Away; and Juliétte Greco’s description of naughty Paris, Paris Canaille, garnished with Yves Montand’s sexy delivery of Autumn Leaves, Charles Aznavour like you’ve never heard him before in La Yiddishe Mamma, Michel Legrand’s heartfelt duet, Django Reinhardt’s bluesy Nuages and George Brassens with his naughty Brave Margot…

Dahlia interprets the music of the greats with added stories from her experience, travelling the world for many years, helped by “hot” musicians: Marcello Maio’s great artistry (piano, accordion), Mark Harris’ musicality and ‘joi de vivre’ (bass, vocals), Eddie Bronson’s virtuosity (sax, clarinet, accordion)

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

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7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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


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

ST AND HV7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

Schubert Duo Sonata in A major
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta

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

ASandBB7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

www.aleycesimmonds.com
www.bradbutcher.com

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EMMA PASK
Aug 2 all-day

emma pask new-photo-2016-2a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
3
Fri
WOODSTOCK Anniversary Tribute
Aug 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

Bernie Segedin (vocals), Sarina Jennings (vocals), Floyd Vincent (vocals/guitar), Nick Meredith (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums & vocals) and Steve Bull (bass).

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Aug
4
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Aug 4 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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SATURDAY NIGHT SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO
Aug 4 all-day

Malo Malo7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the suave, urban Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the top salsa dura groups in Sydney. They’ve headlined at the Salsa Palladium for the past four years, are featured this year at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival and have performed in Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche and Hermanos Lebron.

The eight-piece Malo Malo Orquesta is gaining notice around the world with their popular original recordings, “El Robo”, “Tombola” and “Derecho”.Their repertoire also includes classics by Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz and Ray Baretto. A strong jazz influence enriches the various latin rhythms including son, cha cha cha, rumba guaguanco and the occasional bolero.

Malo Malo bandleader and pianist Danny G Felix is also a member of the famous Orquesta Calibre based in Cali, Colombia, “the world capital of Salsa” with which he has written and recorded some of the biggest current international salsa hits.

The Malo Malo sound is equally enjoyable as a listening experience and as dance music. Don’t miss the chance to hear them while Danny G is in Australia.

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

sarah ella and me leisa keen 04162582847pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

lifevssciencetweet6pm doors, 7pm start

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

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

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

Tickets are only $5 online!

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

lo carmen7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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MARSALA
Aug 10 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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Aug
11
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Aug 11 all-day

suzie snakepit motown7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR @ Django
Aug 11 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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Aug
12
Sun
BRIAN CAMPEAU: GET BLIND WITH BRIAN, THE SEQUEL! (Sydney Guitar Festival)
Aug 12 all-day

Brian_02-edit7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

four7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
17
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Aug 17 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppable on the dance floor and with the collective energy of authentic Colombian singers, this orchestra is conquering the local music scene. Put together by Colombian and Australian musicians, the project has the common vision of introducing the purest sounds of traditional Cumbia to the Australian audiences, playing original compositions and the classics that made this genre the most popular rhythm in Latin America during the 80’s, combining elements of Reggae, Ragga and Roots from the Caribbean.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug
18
Sat
Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae & Samba Party with KAVALO @ Django
Aug 18 all-day

kavalo7pm doors, 9pm show

KAVALO return to Django with their funky mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Sambarock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. A powerful combination that is guaranteed to pump the dance floor and transport you to the hot nights of Brazil… Dancing shoes are mandatory!!!

Think positive vibes, happy music and a pumping dance floor!!!

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Aug 18 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

Be quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!

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

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

money shot outside7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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SOUL SANGEET @ Django
Aug 19 all-day

sangeet 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Be prepared for mind bending rhythm and melody!

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

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Aug
24
Fri
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Aug 24 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Aug
25
Sat
MUCHO MAMBO: 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Aug 25 all-day

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

Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra is back to celebrate our 3rd ‘Mardi Gras Mambo’ at Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

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

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

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Aug
26
Sun
ARREBATO ENSEMBLE
Aug 26 all-day

371_CHA_SW-2-768x5127pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Aug
30
Thu
KARISE EDEN @ Django
Aug 30 all-day

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

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

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

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Aug
31
Fri
BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Aug 31 all-day

Barrio Soul Camelot web jpg

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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KARISE EDEN @ Django
Aug 31 all-day

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

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

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

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Sep
1
Sat
FRANCISCO Y AMIGOS @ Django
Sep 1 all-day

fanciso7pm doors, 9pm show

Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice.

His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer.

Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

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THE SONGS AND STORIES OF THE BIG MUMMAS
Sep 1 all-day

rs-236399-Big-Mama-Thornton (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

gregg 27pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER
Sep 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

PRINCE: 1958-FOREVER

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

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

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Sep
8
Sat
BACKSLIDERS
Sep 8 all-day

Backsliders Dom Rob Joe7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

Ephemera Trio

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

PromoShot2 (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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Sep
14
Fri
THE PRAGMATICS DO… the 1970s @ Django
Sep 14 all-day

Prags_Dango_Sept 18_1970s7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Sep 14 all-day

tijuana taxi7pm doors, 9pm show

Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, and Grasshoppers on a mid-sixites summer eve – these were the glory days of Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass.

TIJUANA TAXI is a natty 8 piece ensemble (with real marimba!) that evokes the mood and music of the swinging sixties, faithfully recreating 21 classics of this unique, upbeat, melodic group whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and 70’s and will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s music that spans generations.
With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.

TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!

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Sep
15
Sat
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND
Sep 15 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

There is only one place to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Sydney this Year, and it’s at Camelot Lounge with Victor Valdes’ Real Mariachi Band!

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

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

Fb plain Sonic Thieves Square7pm doors, 9pm show

Ever dreamed of turning back time and jamming with Elvis, Roy, Johnny Cash or even Jerry ‘great balls of fire’ himself at Memphis’ legendary Sun Studios? Or perhaps you would prefer to sing along with The Holy Tabernacle Gospel Choir at Rev. Al Green’s Royal Studios is more your bag? Or… fancy a road trip over to Alabama to get swampy with the legendary hitmakers that worked with a Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart, Bob Seeger and The Rolling Stones at Muscle Shoals Studios then?

The good news is, The Soul Movers have done all the organising and hard work for you. Sit back at your table with a nice glass of whatever you prefer and come on a sonic journey with Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack and The Soul Movers as they show you footage from the recording sessions and play you the songs they wrote for these amazing people and place and recorded there this year.

Sing along, dance, tap your feet but be sure to get on the train early because these tickets are going to sell like hot potatoes!

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Sep
20
Thu
XYLOURIS WHITE (New York)
Sep 20 all-day

Xylouris-White-manolis-mathioudakis 1a

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
STEVE BALBI
Sep 21 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
22
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
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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Sep
23
Sun
VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
Sep 23 all-day

mic 2a 7pm doors, 8pm show

Yes, that whacky mob of rhythmagicians are at it again: by very popular demand, a new edition of “VAUDEVILLIA” will storm the twin stages of CAMELOT LOUNGE.

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! As Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, inspired by the vaudevillians of yesteryear. Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating and some very funny songs.

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

See Mic Conway, Phil Donnison, Marcus Holden, Cazzbo Johns, Junkyard Jeremy Cook, Marjorie Snodgrass, Al Sation, Phileas McBlurt, plus some very special guests!

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Sep
26
Wed
RENÉE GEYER
Sep 26 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

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Sep
27
Thu
RENÉE GEYER
Sep 27 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

After a series of sold out shows last year, Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for two magical nights of music!

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned 4 decades & is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues & soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul & reggae hits spanning the 70s & 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker & Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, & author. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

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Oct
3
Wed
JOSEPH TAWADROS
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

tawdaros-close-up

7pm doors, 8pm show

Back by popular demand after a string of sell out shows and all the way from London! “One of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia…with a dazzling technique dispensing hair-raising tempos… his writing displays a real depth of emotion…revelling in a zest for life & celebration” (The Australian).

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Oct
4
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Oct 4 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Oct
5
Fri
STEPHEN CUMMINGS (THE SPORTS)
Oct 5 all-day

SC new pic7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct
6
Sat
PERRY KEYES ALBUM LAUNCH
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
11
Thu
RICK PRICE: IN CONCERT ‘HEAVEN KNOWS ALBUM COVER TO COVER’ 
Oct 11 all-day

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

 

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

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Oct
12
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party @ Django
Oct 12 all-day

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

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

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THE AUDREYS
Oct 12 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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Oct
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
26
Fri
EL ORQUESTON
Oct 26 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
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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Nov
9
Fri
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
Nov 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The NancySinatra/Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to the Camelot Lounge!

These Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, – the NancySinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamorous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee.

Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience. “The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos” “sassy…sensual, haunting” (Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage)

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Nov
23
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
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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Nov
24
Sat
THE SONGS AND TALES OF ANGRY OLD MEN
Nov 24 all-day

SQuare tile7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
30
Fri
4 KINGS @ Django
Nov 30 all-day

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4 KINGS are set for another amazing gig at Django!

4 KINGS will be playing upbeat sets of Blues Rock Funkin’ goodness with songs from the ‘4 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert, Freddie, BB and Earl), the 4 KINGS with new bass player Mike Taylor and bunch of new songs and favourites will keep you moving and grooving all night long!

Al Britton from the legendary Bondi Cigars says: “4 KINGS, are a must see killer band that keeps the audience awe-struck with their brilliance and always yelling for more!” Make sure you get in soon and book your tickets online as this band has a habit of selling out gigs fast, whatever you do don’t miss this show!

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