May
31
Sun
DAOIRÍ FARRELL (IRELAND) @ Django
May 31 all-day

D6pm doors, 7pm show

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

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

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

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Jun
6
Sat
DRAGON
Jun 6 all-day

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

Dragon are back, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams. This version of Dragon rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.

Bass player, Todd Hunter has reformed the band after a much needed break of 10 years. Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.

The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men. Todd and Marc Hunter started the band in 1973 and Dragon sold over 2 million records over 30 years.

The current live show evolves from an intimate acoustic beginning to a spirited, electric, crowd rousing finale. Mark Williams sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and sublime vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band. Dragon manages to reframe 30 years of Australian musical history into one coherent picture and do justice to a great collection of timeless songs.

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Jun
11
Thu
DAVE WARNER’S FROM THE SUBURBS: MUGS GAME ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Jun 11 all-day

David parker Suburbs 1978 001 (2) 7pm doors, 8pm show

Released at the end of 1978, Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs album Mugs Game was the definitive Australian album of the era, striking such a chord with the ignored kids of Australia’s suburbs, that it rocketed up the charts and went gold within three months.

Around this time on his Rolling Thunder Tour, Bob Dylan declared Dave Warner, along with Richard Clapton, as his favourite Australian artist. But a year and one album later, tired of life on the road and looking for new challenges, that Suburbs line-up split.

Now, with the exception of Johnny who died in 2005, all the members of the band who recorded Mugs Game are heading back on the road for a short reunion tour. There will also be a vinyl re-issue of the original album with an extra album of early, unreleased material from 1976 and 1977.

After all, forty years on not that much has changed – it is still … a Mugs Game.

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Jun
12
Fri
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Jun 12 all-day

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

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Jun
13
Sat
PURPLE DOVES present 1999: PRINCE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Jun 13 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate the birthday of Prince with the Purple Doves!

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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Jul
5
Sun
THE SANDMAN & FLACCO TRIBUTE SHOW (ALL ORIGINAL CAST!)
Jul 5 all-day

sandman6pm doors, 7pm show

You are cordially invited to celebrate the lives of two fictional characters – The Sandman & Flacco 1994 – 2011, late of Triple J, Good News Week and SBS. Words cannot express their loss of life, laughter and basic income. They left no offspring, no will and no forwarding address. Together we can all suck the remaining life out of their tepid corpses. The characters are survived by the skin of their teeth, elevated toilet seats and the aged pension.

(No flowers please)

Steve “The Sandman” Abbott & Paul “Flacco” Livingston are back from the nether regions. In 2020 having waited a decade for a fitting tribute to appear, Steve and Paul are forced to exhume their own characters in this touching tribute to themselves. Don’t miss this rare chance to pay your respects before the scattered remains of The Sandman and Flacco.
Note: Please be gentle with the performers – no one wants to die at their own funeral…

“These two are comedy legends for a reason. Their art stands the test of time and remains just as brilliantly dry and absurd as it always was.”

“Flacco and Sandman are dead. Long live Flacco and Sandman.”

“Surprisingly musical and every bit better for it.”

“The show contains a sweetly heartfelt core.”

“Lot’s of laughs, nostalgia, and a couple of sad parts.”

FRINGEWORLD REVIEW – Perth 2020

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Aug
8
Sat
JESSE DAYTON (USA) @ Django
Aug 8 all-day

 

jessedayton7pm doors, 9pm show

Austin Texas guitar-slinger/songwriter Jesse Dayton is heading down under for his 1st tour of Australia. Dayton, whose recorded and played guitar with everyone from Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson to The Supersuckers, Duff McKagan (of Guns & Roses fame) and the iconic punk rock band, X.

Dayton has always wanted to tour Oz, “Some of my fav rock acts are Aussies like, The Saints, AC/DC and Rose Tattoo. I mean let’s face it, Texas and Australia are both outlaw music territories.”.

Dayton’s last 3 solo records have been hailed by critics and live music fans alike all over N. America and Europe. Dayton says, “It’s time to get in some venues with a bunch of working class Aussies and watch the sparks fly!”. And indeed they will… The all original member Jesse Dayton Texas band hits Australia in August on 2020!

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