Mar
26
Fri
PACEY KING & DOLEY @ Django
Mar 26 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Three Legendary Australian Artists – Rolled into one!

SHANE PACEY: Blues/Funk Legend in Australia spanning a stellar 4-decade career, with The Bondi Cigars, The Foreday Riders and The Shane Pacey Trio and now Pacey King & Doley.  One of our country’s very finest all-round performers.

SALLY KING: Sydney blues royalty. Blessed with an irresistibly authentic voice that settles into the groove from the first note. Front person for her own bands Mona and the Wail, The Champions, Sally King Band & The Mustangs. Guest artist appearances with overseas blues acts such as Jimmy McGriff, Big Jay McNeally, High Tide Harris and local legends The Foreday Riders, Jacky Orzarsky, Dynamic Hepnotics, Cyril B Bunter Band and the Bondi Cigars. The fabulous Miss King is the real deal.

CLAYTON DOLEY: Clayton is a true legend of the Australian Blues Scene. Master musician, killer boogie woogie piano player, super funky Hammond player and a remarkable Singer/Songwriter! He has played with almost every Australian act you can think of including Jimmy Barnes, The Divinyls, Ian Moss, and Silverchair.  He has lived and toured overseas with. international artists, including Harry Manx, Steve Cropper, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, and Joe Bonamassa, to name a few.

They are backed by a killer rhythm section: David Green: Bass/ Vocals and Davo Fester on Drums.

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THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Mar 26 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9pm (60-70 min)

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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Mar
27
Sat
PURPLE DOVES: CELEBRATING PRINCE
Mar 27 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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

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TAASHA COATES (THE AUDREYS) @ Django
Mar 27 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys.

Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band’s debut album, she has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She’s rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll.

With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, “Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts” produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.

Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits.

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Mar
28
Sun
ABOVE THE CLOUDS: Πάνω άπ’τα σύννεφα
Mar 28 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Nikos Sousamidis and Anna Papoulia are putting together a musical journey to the Golden Era of Greek Alternative, Pop, Rock music scene.

Along with the beautiful Songs of the 80s, 90s, and 00s that will take you back to Greek summer concerts under the stars at the Lycabettus Theater.

The music of some of the greatest as Katsimihas, Mahairitsas, Papakonstantinou ,Portokaloglou and many more, that will make you jump off your seats and sing along the whole night!

Featuring the talented musicians and performers: Nikos Sousamidis; Anna Papoulia; George Nikolopoulos; Mike Paras; Themis Ioakimidis; Michael Napoli; Panagiotis Psarakis

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LUCY BURKE @ Django
Mar 28 all-day

6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Lucy Burke is a singer-songwriter from Sydney, performing in the style of acoustic pop jazz. Drawing influences from Norah Jones, Lana Del Ray and The Beatles, her live performances range from intimate and heartfelt songs to those you can groove and sing along to. Lucy performs a variety of songs from her wide musical catalogue, as well a selection of cover songs adapted to her unique sound.

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Apr
1
Thu
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Apr 1 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Scarecrow People, possibly Australia’s sole translators of the music of the mighty XTC, bravely return to their spiritual home to present the amazing catalogue of Swindon’s finest for your safely distanced pleasure. Featuring members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox, Smelly Tongues and Bernie Hayes Quartet, the band has become a favourite amongst Camelot’s punters over the past 5 years. Needless to say, this night is shaping up to be very special for all involved. Scarecrow gigs are inevitably played to full houses, so booking early is essential.

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Apr
3
Sat
NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Apr 3 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9pm (60-70 mins)

Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!! Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure. Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. . Zoran Todorovic’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills”

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THE MUSIC OF THE BEE GEES
Apr 3 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

The Album Show presents The Music of the Bee Gees (in semi acoustic mode)

The music of the Bee Gees transcends most other song catalogues for not only its enduring and diverse material, but also the longevity and versatility of their songs. From their original British Pop influences, through to their second chapter encompassing disco and funk, their timeless ballads and even dalliances with authentic country and soul music, you would be hard pressed to find writers who achieved so much over such a long period.

The Album Show will be presenting a purpose built selection of iconic songs from the Gibb Brothers’ catalogue in a night of stripped back simplicity, where the songs will be pushed to the fore. Featuring the incredible voices of Anthony Snape and Peta Caswell, with Paul Hakim and Album Show leader Michael Carpenter, this show promises to be an unforgettable night of soaring vocals, and engaging harmonies framed by a subtle but engaging accompaniment, adding another chapter to the evolving catalogue of Album Show shows.

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Apr
6
Tue
TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 6 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Tim Freedman will re-emerge in March with a brand new solo show “Hot Autumn Nights 2021”.

After a sold out 35 date tour in November and December, this snappy run through the country will preview three more songs from The Whitlams’ forthcoming album “Gaffage and Clink”, and also premiere reworkings of some of his favourite tracks from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Randy Newman.

Performing to limited capacities, and bringing a grand piano to most of the venues, Freedman will once again mix cabaret and rock in his own sardonic style.

The Daily Telegraph wrote of his November show at the City Recital Hall, “The tall and gangly front man charmed and cajoled his 400-strong “spaced out” audience with all the debonair flair of a Bryan Ferry….The stripped back accompaniment of the piano highlighted just how cleverly constructed his lyrics are – they sound so uncontrived, which is hellish difficult to do as any would-be songwriter will tell you.” (Steve Moffatt)

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Apr
7
Wed
TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 7 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Tim Freedman will re-emerge in March with a brand new solo show “Hot Autumn Nights 2021”.

After a sold out 35 date tour in November and December, this snappy run through the country will preview three more songs from The Whitlams’ forthcoming album “Gaffage and Clink”, and also premiere reworkings of some of his favourite tracks from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Randy Newman.

Performing to limited capacities, and bringing a grand piano to most of the venues, Freedman will once again mix cabaret and rock in his own sardonic style.

The Daily Telegraph wrote of his November show at the City Recital Hall, “The tall and gangly front man charmed and cajoled his 400-strong “spaced out” audience with all the debonair flair of a Bryan Ferry….The stripped back accompaniment of the piano highlighted just how cleverly constructed his lyrics are – they sound so uncontrived, which is hellish difficult to do as any would-be songwriter will tell you.” (Steve Moffatt)

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Apr
8
Thu
SPYGLASS GYPSIES @ Django
Apr 8 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

The energetic, brilliant and playful Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars.

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TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 8 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Tim Freedman will re-emerge in March with a brand new solo show “Hot Autumn Nights 2021”.

After a sold out 35 date tour in November and December, this snappy run through the country will preview three more songs from The Whitlams’ forthcoming album “Gaffage and Clink”, and also premiere reworkings of some of his favourite tracks from Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Randy Newman.

Performing to limited capacities, and bringing a grand piano to most of the venues, Freedman will once again mix cabaret and rock in his own sardonic style.

The Daily Telegraph wrote of his November show at the City Recital Hall, “The tall and gangly front man charmed and cajoled his 400-strong “spaced out” audience with all the debonair flair of a Bryan Ferry….The stripped back accompaniment of the piano highlighted just how cleverly constructed his lyrics are – they sound so uncontrived, which is hellish difficult to do as any would-be songwriter will tell you.” (Steve Moffatt)

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Apr
9
Fri
MARSALA
Apr 9 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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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Apr
10
Sat
50th ANNIVERSARY of CAROLE KING’S TAPESTRY
Apr 10 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole Kings timeless album Tapestry. With songs such as It’s Too Late, Beautiful, Natural Woman & Smackwater Jack to name a few, Tapestry became the theme song of a generation.

To celebrate this event TFR have formulated a special concert featuring the songs from the album, together with songs from her great friend James Taylor, who initially encouraged Carole to step out of the song writers studio and perform her own songs.

Di Bird and Peter O’Regan have themselves been close friends for over 40 years, and take great pleasure in presenting this special performance. If you are a fan of Carole Kings music, together with the classic hits of James Taylor, you won’t want to miss this show.

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THE SOUL MOVERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Apr 10 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 80pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 mins)

Need a bit of rockin’ retro soul and groovy pop in your life? – Come join the soul-rock and pop masters for a night of Aussie music legends that you will never forget!

Much-loved Soul Mover Murray Cook (ex-Red Wiggle) and Lizzie Mack are joined by special guests Tony Mitchell (Sherbet) with Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and Denise DeMarchi.

The Soul Movers are back again back again with more Tony Mitchell and more Summer Loving, to launch new album “Evolution” out March 26 (on pre-order now through ABC Music).

Grab your tickets now for an evening of retro-sounding originals spiced with covers from Ike and Tina, Gloria Jones, Dusty Springfield, and even the queen of soul herself that will have you bouncing in your seat!

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Apr
11
Sun
ANGELA AYERS SINGS THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK @ Django
Apr 11 all-day

LindaRonstadtListMain cropSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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DAHLIA DIOR: SALUTE TO THE WORLD’S GREAT DIVAS
Apr 11 all-day

 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Dahlia Dior is celebrating a lifetime of traveling and performing around the globe with a powerhouse show highlighting Divas like: Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf… With riveting stories of her adventures and hilarious moments of joy, love and laughter…
Backed by a superb band: Marcello Maio – Piano, Accordion; Eddie Bronson – Saxophones, Clarinet, Flute; Mark Harris – Double Bass, vocals.

“The Gallic tradition of torch songs, cabaret songs, Gypsy songs, opera and jazz is as rich as béchamel sauce, and Dahlia Dior gave us the full gamut… Dior’s special gift is to animate not just her face and the lyrics, but the stage and the whole room. With eyes like rising suns she charmed with demureness one moment, beguiled with raunchiness the next…..this was Dior’s night: as effervescent as champagne”
– John Shand – The Sydney Morning Herald

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Apr
15
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Apr 15 all-day

6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

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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Apr
16
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Apr 16 all-day

jeff duffo 1bSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate David Bowies and 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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Apr
17
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Apr 17 all-day

motown 1aSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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

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Apr
18
Sun
BIG MERINO @ Django
Apr 18 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Big Merino plays original music that blurs the lines between rock, country, blues, roots, soul and pop. Despite an obvious passion for ‘Americana’ their music somehow manages to sound quintessentially Australian – the words and sounds shaped by our landscape and our own stories.

” a tour de force of rock, funk, soul and pop. It’s the kind of music Jo Camilleri and Van Morrison see as their bailiwick” – Bruce Elder SMH
“ Great songs, great songwriting and full of a real sincerity and commitment.” Michael Smith – Rhythms

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CHUTNEY
Apr 18 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | (Show 9:00pm (60-70 mins)

Following a string of sell-out shows, CHUTNEY is back!

CHUTNEY is a klezmer band with a twist. Drawing on their Eastern European and Middle Eastern heritage, they present a hot, spicy, high-energy mix of original compositions plus modern arrangements of traditional dance tunes. Comprising well-known Sydney musicians Ben Adler (violin), Paul Khodor (keyboard), Ben Samuels (clarinet), Oscar Gross (bass) and Yiss Mill (percussion), the musicians’ on-stage chemistry is undeniable, traversing styles from gypsy jazz to tango, folk to rock, classical to funk, east to west.

With generous helpings of violin schmaltz, blisteringly fast solos, driving rhythms and toe tapping classics, expect to dance in your pants and sway in your seat till your shoulders hurt!

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Apr
23
Fri
SPINNING WHEEL: The Music of Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago featuring JEFF DUFF
Apr 23 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

The ground-breaking music of two of the greatest bands on the planet…in one unforgettable show!

You’ll hear the Grammy award winning songs of ‘BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS’ and ‘CHICAGO’ in one hell of a show!

From BS&T’s worldwide hits, including ‘Spinning Wheel’, ‘You made me so very happy’, ‘God bless the child’…
To ‘CHICAGO’s jazz-rock fusion of ‘Does anybody really know what time is’, Make me smile’ and ‘I’m a man’…

Rock audiences from all over the world have been blown away by the sheer power of both of these horn-driven bands for many years.

Now you can hear the music from these two legendary bands performed by Jeff and the hottest musicians in Australia

“Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye and now Duffo” – Andy Warhol

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THE LEGENDS OF 70s COUNTRY @ Django
Apr 23 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 mins)

Dust off your cowboy boots, button up your fanciest western shirt, put on your Stetson hat and grab your boot scootin’ baby as we celebrate the legends of 1970s country music.

This amazing concert showcases the phenomenal country classics of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, John Denver, Charley Pride, Freddy Fender, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck and mo’.

The Legends Of 70s Country show will feature massive hits including Jolene, The Gambler, On The Road Again, Rhinestone Cowboy, Take This Job and Shove It, Love Hurts, Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and Thank God I’m a Country Boy plus many other classics.

Johnny G, Drey Rollan, Lozz Benson, Casey Atkins, Scott Leishman and Jy-Perry Banks will deliver these boot scootin country classics like it’s Nashville 1970.

If you love hoedowns, honky tonks and wild western nights, this is the show for you!

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Apr
29
Thu
DANIEL ROJAS ALBUM LAUNCH with ENSEMBLE APEX STRING QUARTET
Apr 29 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Daniel Rojas, piano/composer with Ensemble Apex string quartet!

Irresistible rhythms and a melting pot of melodies, Chilean-born pianist and composer Daniel Rojas reimagines some of Latin America’s best-loved tunes and tangos in his new album for Da Vinci Classics, ‘BLISS OF HEAVEN: Music of the New World’.

A heavenly alchemy of mambo, salsa and Andean folk music fused with classical sensibilities – supported by the high-energy Ensemble Apex String Quartet featuring violinist Anna da Silva Chen – it’s music you know but as you’ve never heard it before. With Piazzolla’s Libertango, Chucho Valdés’ Mambo Influenciado and the surprising Peruvian title track traced back to the 1600s, Rojas’ long-awaited album of sensitive arrangements and soulful original works is guaranteed to lift your spirits, and leave you wanting more.

Dr Daniel Rojas is an award-winning composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American aesthetic, and Australia’s best Latin and tango pianist, earning acclaim for stunning improvisations at the keyboard. While the album was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil (pre-COVID) with the Baldini Quartet and bandoneonist Stephen Cuttriss, for this sow, as for Sydney Festival, Rojas performs with Ensemble Apex – Sydney’s creative and charismatic collection of Conservatorium-trained young musicians led by Artistic Director and conductor Sam Weller.

Exclusive signed copies of the new album available on the night.

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Apr
30
Fri
BUMP CITY
Apr 30 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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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May
1
Sat
THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Celebrating Queen Live
May 1 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Prepare yourself for a night dedicated to royalty. ‘The Show Must Go On’ promises to be a Queen celebration the die hards have been waiting for. Witness their classic songs, flamboyant performance and musical Genius all come to life on stage. Featuring Carl De Villa (Channel 7’s All Together Now) and some of Australia’s best pop and rock musicians, the music of Queen will finally return to the stage for a must see experience.

Directed by Phil Lombardo, who brought us The Purple Doves Prince Experience, The Music of Thriller, James Brown and 80’s Funk Live- this guarantees to be the Queen celebration we have all been waiting for. This will be a sold out event.

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May
8
Sat
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
May 8 all-day

lolollSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

Lolo Lovina’s album Rroma Sapien received a 4 Star review in the London based World Music magazine ‘Songlines’ (June 2016) with Rroma Sapien and RromAntcis both being featured albums on ABC Radio Nationals program, ‘The Daily Planet’

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May
20
Thu
BANDALUZIA @ Django
May 20 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

“The perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco…Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games….A virtuoso display, rapturously received.” 5 stars.Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide. 2020

Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible artform by some of Australia’s most revered flamenco artists. Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. In 2018 Damian performed in Jerez, SPAIN at La Conferencia de Jose Luis Balao as part of the Jerez International Guitar Festival and was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Also featuring Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas, brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and Opera Australia Orchestra). Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

more info [1305200]

May
21
Fri
BANDALUZIA @ Django
May 21 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

“The perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco…Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games….A virtuoso display, rapturously received.” 5 stars.Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide. 2020

Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible artform by some of Australia’s most revered flamenco artists. Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. In 2018 Damian performed in Jerez, SPAIN at La Conferencia de Jose Luis Balao as part of the Jerez International Guitar Festival and was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Also featuring Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas, brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and Opera Australia Orchestra). Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

more info [1305200]

May
22
Sat
THE MUSIC OF CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL @ Django
May 22 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival holds a unique place in pop/rock history. The band had an almost unparalleled string of bona fide, genre defining hits in the late 60’s and early 70’s, at a time when popular music was evolving at an alarming rate. Their catalogue remains a statement of a unique and distinct mix of swampy country, rock, blues and pop.

To pay tribute to this iconic body of work, The Album Show has put together a killer band to play all the hits, featuring James Van Cooper on guitar and vocals, and Sophie Jones on guitar and vocals, with Sydney based Charlie Lee on bass, and Michael Carpenter on drums and vocals, live from Django @ Camelot.

more info [1305200]

May
28
Fri
SMOOTH SAILING YACHT ROCK PARTY
May 28 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Do you like piña coladas? Ever found yourself caught between the moon and New York City?

For one night only, the Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party will take over Camelot Lounge for a celebration of everything yacht. Yacht rock was the music of the late 1970s and early 1980s that was the polar opposite of punk: think gentle singer-songwriter melodies, backed by session musicians playing some slowed-down disco funk. It’s music that, let’s face it, was completely daggy, but which you completely love anyway: think the likes of Michael McDonald, Toto, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs and the Captain & Tennille.

The Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party features an crack 13-piece band, complete with horns and backing vocalists, featuring musicians who’ve played with the likes of Josh Pyke, Lazy Susan, The Lee & Nancy Experience, and Suzy & The Snakepit. Aside from playing some of the songs that got to the top of the Yachtest 100.

more info [1305200]