Nov
4
Wed
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: THE BLACK SORROWS UNPLUGGED (MELB)
Nov 4 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)

Great Southern Nights in association with the Camelot Lounge is pleased to present a special musical evening with “living legend” Joe Camilleri and Claude Carranza from The Black Sorrows and special guest Jonathan Zwartz on double bass.

Expect to hear songs from The Black Sorrows’ enormous back catalogue in a stripped back, semi-acoustic format. You will also enjoy Joe’s unique arrangements of songs by artists who have influenced his astonishing 50+ year career in Australian music.

Joe Camilleri has been at the forefront of Australian music for decades as leader of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons and The Black Sorrows and as writer of radio anthems, ‘Chained To The Wheel’, ‘Harley and Rose’ & ‘Never Let Me Go’ Joe is an ARIA Hall of Famer and one of the most committed and successful musicians this country has produced.

Claude Carranza, an original member of Kids In The Kitchen, has been at Joe’s side for over 30 years. Claude is recognised amongst peers as one of Australia’s finest guitarists.

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THE CAMELART CLUB – POSTPONED
Nov 4 all-day

Camelart postponed

The Camelart Club is taking a one week break this week.  See you next week!

Nov
5
Thu
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: THE BLACK SORROWS UNPLUGGED (MELB)
Nov 5 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)

Great Southern Nights in association with the Camelot Lounge is pleased to present a special musical evening with “living legend” Joe Camilleri and Claude Carranza from The Black Sorrows and special guest Jonathan Zwartz on double bass.

Expect to hear songs from The Black Sorrows’ enormous back catalogue in a stripped back, semi-acoustic format. You will also enjoy Joe’s unique arrangements of songs by artists who have influenced his astonishing 50+ year career in Australian music.

Joe Camilleri has been at the forefront of Australian music for decades as leader of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons and The Black Sorrows and as writer of radio anthems, ‘Chained To The Wheel’, ‘Harley and Rose’ & ‘Never Let Me Go’ Joe is an ARIA Hall of Famer and one of the most committed and successful musicians this country has produced.

Claude Carranza, an original member of Kids In The Kitchen, has been at Joe’s side for over 30 years. Claude is recognised amongst peers as one of Australia’s finest guitarists.

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Nov
6
Fri
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: THE BLACK SORROWS UNPLUGGED (MELB) @ Django
Nov 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)

Great Southern Nights in association with the Camelot Lounge is pleased to present a special musical evening with “living legend” Joe Camilleri and Claude Carranza from The Black Sorrows and special guest Jonathan Zwartz on double bass.

Expect to hear songs from The Black Sorrows’ enormous back catalogue in a stripped back, semi-acoustic format. You will also enjoy Joe’s unique arrangements of songs by artists who have influenced his astonishing 50+ year career in Australian music.

Joe Camilleri has been at the forefront of Australian music for decades as leader of Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons and The Black Sorrows and as writer of radio anthems, ‘Chained To The Wheel’, ‘Harley and Rose’ & ‘Never Let Me Go’ Joe is an ARIA Hall of Famer and one of the most committed and successful musicians this country has produced.

Claude Carranza, an original member of Kids In The Kitchen, has been at Joe’s side for over 30 years. Claude is recognised amongst peers as one of Australia’s finest guitarists.

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Nov
7
Sat
CHOIRBOYS
Nov 7 all-day

IMG_7774Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

New South Wales, it’s been too long and now CHOIRBOYS are hitting the road with a handful of exclusive and intimate dates for their Good Times, No Bullshit tour.
Fans can expect an all-acoustic set from Choirboys featuring songs from Australian 60’s rockers The Easybeats, plus Choirboy’s own staple of hits. Australian rock ‘n’ roll in all its gritty glory.

Celebrating over 40 years together, CHOIRBOYS are one of Australia’s most authentic pub rock icons, having released a swag of enduring rock anthems including Run To Paradise, Boys Will Be Boys, Never Gonna Die and many more.

Having signed their first recording deal with Alberts, the CHOIRBOYS are undoubtedly a staple of Australia’s rock and roll history and watch them as they set out to bring pub rock to a whole new generation!

For the past 18 months the band have been recording a series of songs by influential artists. Starting with a 6 pack of Credence Clearwater Revival moving through Tom Petty and now the band are on the trail to a music revelation. A reinterpretation of some classic songs into the Australian pub rock format. Possibly the way they should always have been done.

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Nov
8
Sun
BANDA POLITIKA @ Django
Nov 8 all-day

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

Banda Politika will present traditional folk tunes from the regions of Constantinople, Smyrne, Pontos, Cappadocia, Cyprus and Crete. Crafted through improvisation and folk creativity, this music has been passed on through oral tradition and from the early twentieth century through recordings from generation to generation of musicians. The pieces that you will hear embody the interaction of cultures that occupied a region that is the crossroads between east-west and north-south. The use of traditional string musical instrumentation such as the lyra (kemence), oud, lute, boulgari, as well as the more recent mandolin, guitar and percussive accompaniments sets the scene for an unforgettable musical journey along the coasts of Asia Minor the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean.

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SIMON TEDESCHI & SALLY WALKER
Nov 8 all-day

Session: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30

Australia’s favourite classical pianist, Simon Tedeschi returns to Camelot Lounge with Sally Walker!

Winner of Australia’s Young Performer of the Year, USA’s Creativity Foundation Legacy Award, and the NY Young Jewish Pianist Award, Simon has performed for concert audiences, royalty and world leaders from Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall.

Sally Walker is Lecturer in Classical Woodwind at the Australian National University, regular Guest Principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Principal Flautist with the Omega Ensemble. She performs on modern flutes and piccolo as well as historical flutes and recorders and has appeared in the London Proms, Salzburg, Lucerne, Tanglewood and Edinburgh Festivals.

She was Grand-finalist in the Leonardo de Lorenzo International Flute Competition (Italy), won 2nd Prize in the Friedrich Kuhlau International Flute Competition (Germany) and was awarded scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange for postgraduate study in Germany), Ian Potter Cultural Fund and the Queen’s Trust

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Nov
11
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Nov 11 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

No prebookings, just come on down…
(all attendees must sign in upon arrival, as per Covid-19 regulations)
BYO all your own art supplies

The Camelart Club is Camelot’s sketch-club: a life-drawing session with a difference! Featuring evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 630pm & 830pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, beer on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

Nov
12
Thu
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: MR PERCIVAL
Nov 12 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)

With his soulful voice and unique vocal looping, Mr Percival (aka the celebrated singer Darren Percival) takes his listeners on a magical musical ride.

Weaving material from his albums with spontaneous vocalisation, his performances regular inspire the audience to join him in the sheer joy of singing.

“Using only his voice, Mr Percival can sound as cavernous and rich as a Brooklyn gospel choir or as thoroughly danceable as your favourite hip-hop DJ.” Sydney Morning Herald

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Nov
14
Sat
RUFINO & THE COCONUTS: Back On The Bike!
Nov 14 all-day

3938_Rufino_FB_headSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

It’s time to get Back on the Bike – and who better to do it with than the wild superstars of tropical goodtime, boneshaking, voodoo groove Rufino and the Coconuts. Having released their much-praised debut album Centroturist at the end of last year – and hardly having had a chance to play it – the Coconuts are yearning to make musical love to your ears (at a safe distance of course!). This is tropical Kabaret with heart, soul, humour and mind-bending artistic vision that will transport you to the wild island holiday you can’t have right now! So, time to dust off the tropical attire, get on the bike and take in the exotic sights of joy and terror with Rufino and the Coconuts.

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Nov
15
Sun
A TRIBUTE TO THE ROMANTIC MANOS HATZIDAKIS
Nov 15 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)

Celebrating the abundance of spring by singing songs of one of the greatest Greek Composer the Romantic Manos Hatzidakis.

“The street of dreams”

…. Here in this street, they are born and ended, the dreams of so many children, until the moment their breath unites with the spring breeze of the Epitaph and are lost, but in the night they cannot sleep and when they don’t dream – they sing.

Anna Papoulia piano/vocals; Nikos Sousamidis guitar/vocals; Sotiris Prokopiou bouzouki/vocals; George Nikolopoulos bass; Dimitri Vouros flutes, are putting their talents together for an nostalgic journey.

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KIM SANDERS’ FRIENDS @ Django
Nov 15 all-day

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

After raising the roof launching “Kim Sanders’ Music” book last year at Camelot, this ensemble is very excited to play his music again in what has become an annual homage and celebration. The stunning line-up of Stuart Vandegraaff (saxes, ney), Llew Kiek (guitars, lutes), Sam Golding (brass), Mark Szeto (bass), Ivaylo Karamanliev (kaval), with Chris Fields (percussion) showcases the huge range of Kim’s compositions: highly influenced by Bulgarian, African & Turkish traditions infused with jazz. Come to hear floating kaval improvisations, mysterious or raging grooves, and storming horns underpinned by a superb rhythm section. Uplifting!

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Nov
18
Wed
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: TEX PERKINS & JEZ MEAD
Nov 18 all-day

Tex-and-Jez crop8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Although they have known each other for about 25 years it was not until recently, and more specifically, the Covid-19 pandemic that Tex and Jez formed their current musical working partnership.

Tex Perkins has been around for a while now (The Beasts, The Cruel Sea, The Dark Horses, The Man in Black, T’n’T to name a few) and has built his reputation on a restless sense of adventure, an ability to evolve and adapt, a dark sense of humour and a knack for teaming up with uniquely talented players who help get the best out of him.

Jez Mead is one such player. An artist in his own right, (solo albums include Beard of Bees and Pickles Hinder Slumber) this singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist makes a great sideman for Perkins as they explore Perkins back catalogue and rich history from a new angle.

This fresh approach sees Perkins revisiting and reinventing classic material and placing them in a contemporary context, often resulting in a commentary on the mood of the times. It has also been said to be both deeply moving and a lot of fun.

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Nov
19
Thu
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: TEX PERKINS & JEZ MEAD
Nov 19 all-day

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

Although they have known each other for about 25 years it was not until recently, and more specifically, the Covid-19 pandemic that Tex and Jez formed their current musical working partnership.

Tex Perkins has been around for a while now (The Beasts, The Cruel Sea, The Dark Horses, The Man in Black, T’n’T to name a few) and has built his reputation on a restless sense of adventure, an ability to evolve and adapt, a dark sense of humour and a knack for teaming up with uniquely talented players who help get the best out of him.

Jez Mead is one such player. An artist in his own right, (solo albums include Beard of Bees and Pickles Hinder Slumber) this singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist makes a great sideman for Perkins as they explore Perkins back catalogue and rich history from a new angle.

This fresh approach sees Perkins revisiting and reinventing classic material and placing them in a contemporary context, often resulting in a commentary on the mood of the times. It has also been said to be both deeply moving and a lot of fun.

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THE FALLEN ROBINS EP LAUNCH @ Django
Nov 19 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 mins)

To mark the release of their debut EP, Stupid Little Girls, folk festival darlings The Fallen Robins are bringing their blend of big country harmonies and folk storytelling to the Django Bar stage for a night of post-lockdown music-making. The trio of Sydney-born sisters have left open mouths in their wake, from brimming festival marquees to sold-out pub shows, charming with their candour and sibling chemistry. Join singer/songwriter Charlotte, hype-woman and tambourine extraordinaire Jess, and multi-instrumentalist Sarah for their return to the stage, and keep an eye on them – they’re set to soar.

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Nov
24
Tue
TIM FREEDMAN
Nov 24 all-day

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

Tim Freedman brings one of his rare solo tours to the Camelot Lounge to launch The Whitlams’ new single “Ballad of Bertie Kidd”, a six minute crime caper that describes a little known escapade in the long career of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals.

Tim will settle in with his piano to tell tales, reinvent classics like “Blow Up the Pokies” and “No Aphrodisiac” and play some tracks from The Whitlams’ forthcoming album due for release in 2021.

The Whitlams’ “Gaffage and Clink Tour” with Ben Lee and Alex Lloyd sold out multiple dates around the country soon after being announced, but has now been rescheduled to August and September 2021. For now, this is your only chance to reacquaint yourself with the iconic repertoire of one of Australia’s most-loved bands.

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Nov
26
Thu
TIM FREEDMAN
Nov 26 all-day

Tim FreedmanSession 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 brings one of his rare solo tours to the Camelot Lounge to launch The Whitlams’ new single “Ballad of Bertie Kidd”, a six minute crime caper that describes a little known escapade in the long career of one of Australia’s most notorious criminals.

Tim will settle in with his piano to tell tales, reinvent classics like “Blow Up the Pokies” and “No Aphrodisiac” and play some tracks from The Whitlams’ forthcoming album due for release in 2021.

The Whitlams’ “Gaffage and Clink Tour” with Ben Lee and Alex Lloyd sold out multiple dates around the country soon after being announced, but has now been rescheduled to August and September 2021. For now, this is your only chance to reacquaint yourself with the iconic repertoire of one of Australia’s most-loved bands.

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Nov
27
Fri
TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
Nov 27 all-day

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

TIJUANA TAXI brings to life the glorious sound of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, the unique, upbeat, and melodic sensation of the swinging Sixties. This stylish 8-piece ensemble evokes the sound and mood of the time, delivering a killer set of 21 classic tunes, faithfully recreated with joy, humour and heart.

Hits such as ‘Spanish Flea’, ‘Tijuana Taxi’, ‘A Taste of Honey’, ‘Zorba The Greek’, ‘The Lonely Bull’, ‘Casino Royale’, and ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’, are just the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.

TIJUANA TAXI, led by bassist Tina Harris, and comprised of Sydney’s finest musicians, is two trumpets, trombone, marimba/percussion, bass, drums, guitar and keyboards. They have been delighting packed houses at Camelot since its launch in 2015.

The music of The Tijuana Brass will strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as intrigue and delight the next generations of kitsch-loving younger gen folks. It’s a sublime, kooky and especially joyful night out.

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Nov
28
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES: WOMEN OF SOUL REVUE
Nov 28 all-day

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

With a special salute to the undeniable Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin – you do not want to miss this celebratory tribute to some of the most powerful Women of Soul to ever grace the stage. Johnny G & The E Types will honour some of the greatest female voices with tributes to Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Laura Lee, Linda Lyndell, Jean Knight, Sugar Pie De Santo and mo’.

On November 28, two of Sydney’s female soul vocals, “Soul Sista # 1” Julz Di Sisto and the sensational Sarina Jennings, will showcase soul classics including Respect, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, Chain Of Fools, Rock Steady, Say A Little Prayer, Mr Big Stuff, What A Man, Son Of A Preacher Man, I’d Rather Go Blind, Tell Mama, Baby I Love You, I Can’t Stand The Rain. Do Right Man Do Right Woman, I Ain’t Never Loved A Man and mo’.

Johnny G & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show and this nine piece band will have you grooving all night like it’s Memphis 1967. DiG iT!

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Dec
1
Tue
DECLAN KELLY @ Django
Dec 1 all-day

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

Declan Kelly is emerging from a what has been a very different year to say the least. Apart from the obvious and lockdown worldwide, this has been an exceptional creative time Declan, taking advantage of the time out from touring and all that goes with being on the go. Join him for this special show to kick off the new year.

Declan Kelly is a versatile musician and well known for his multiple collaborations with loads of Aussie musicians including Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan and Radical Son.

He was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. His mother, Salley, a singer, exposed Kelly to the life of a musician and instruments from an early age and he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life.

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Dec
3
Thu
NICKY KURTA PRESENTS: Music from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Dec 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)

Performing your favourite songs from the Emmy Award-winning television series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, join singer-songwriter Nicky Kurta in this one-night event at Camelot Lounge.

Featuring popular numbers from Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London, The Barry Sisters, Barbra Streisand and more, step back in time as Kurta’s incredible voice recalls the buzz of New York in the late 1950s.

Supported by an all-star band, you won’t want to miss The Marvelous Miss Kurta!

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Dec
5
Sat
BACKSLIDERS ALBUM LAUNCH
Dec 5 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)

Multi-award winning blues act, Backsliders return to Camelot to launch ‘Bonecrunch’, their 15th and most varied album to date. Backsliders are renowned for energetic and captivating live shows and this promises to be just that. Celebrated slide guitarist and vocalist, Dom Turner, and drum and percussion virtuoso Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) joined by young harmonica master, Joe Glover are set to take you on an eclectic blues-music journey.

“A Backsliders show is like no other..Far from the Mississippi delta, they took us to the water’s edge, ‘til we felt the riverbed beneath our feet” Rhythms Magazine

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THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Dec 5 all-day

ericclapton_001-2Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

We invite you to celebrate one the most important and influential guitar players of our time.
Prior to Eric Clapton the idea of the guitar hero didn’t exist in rock’n’roll.
Clapton was the inventor of rock guitar playing, taking the powerful blues licks of B.B king and buddy guy and blending it with a Marshall amp turned up to 11 and a Gibson Les Paul to create the first blues rock landscape. Influencing everyone from Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen. Don’t miss out on this magnificent night, as Drey Rollan and company take you on a journey through this guitar legends great body of work. Expect to be transported back to Eric’s days in Cream, Blind Faith , Derek & the Dominos and onwards to his hugely successful solo career. Playing songs such as crossroads, sunshine of your love, white room, Layla , Cocaine , wonderful tonight and many, many more. Featuring in this lineup will be Johnny G on keys , Lozz Benson on drums & vocals, and Scott Leishman on bass.

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Dec
6
Sun
JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec 6 all-day

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

Swing into Christmas & celebrate the Happy Season with your friends. Join four of Sydney’s finest vocalist singing Jazz -Blues – Country – Pop & Christmas classics. Helen Fenton, Susan Gai Dowling, Tina Delandre, & Rebekka Neville will joined by a Cracker Band of Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Matt McMahon (piano), Craig Scott (bass), & Toby Hall (Drums).

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Dec
11
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 11 all-day

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

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

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Dec
12
Sat
A SENSATIONAL CHRISTMAS WITH BRENDAN MACLEAN
Dec 12 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)

The Australian prince of indie-pop broke through with his ukulele anthem ‘Stupid’ in 2013 and debut E.P. ‘funbang1.’ The 2016 release sparked three singles including Tectonic and Free To Love while gathering global controversy for his music video House of Air which the New Yorker quoted, “Should never be viewed in any public setting.”
Likened to a lofi meeting of Robyn and Talking Heads, Brendan released his first LP titled, And The Boyfriends in 2019. The album, his first entry in the ARIA Top 20 Album Charts, saw him exploring more complex lyricism with a newfound subtlety in his vocal performance, built upon his atypically brilliant observational wit and wordplay.

Lovers of cabaret will remember Maclean from his star run in the original production Velvet, featuring Marcia Hines and his performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Praying For Time, a tribute to George Michael. Other notable highlights include his cameo as Klipspringer in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby and more recently his sold out performance at New York’s Club Cumming.

Join Brendan Maclean performing his greatest hits and some other bits, solo on the house baby grand at Camelot Lounge.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT’S LEONARD COHEN SHOW @ Sydney Opera House
Dec 12 all-day

Camelot Lounge is thrilled to present our first show at the Sydney Opera House!!!
After sold out concerts at City Recital Hall in 2017, 2018 & 2019, Triple ARIA-winning Monsieur Camembert (plus very special guests) will appear at the SOH in 2020 to celebrate Leonard Cohen’s extraordinary legacy!

Traversing styles rarely associated with Cohen, including Swing, jazz, tango, Latin, etc, the songs are linked by Cohen’s remarkable poetry and prose.
For 14 years, Monsieur Camembert has been touring this ARIA-nominated show, including headlining the prestigious International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

“Monsieur Camembert simultaneously generates fresh perspectives on Cohen’s astonishing work and exposes deeper truths… a must for Cohen and Camembert fans alike” (John Shand, SMH)
“Here’s your cure for received notions/nonsense about Cohen as a byword for gloom! Spirited, musically assured, eclectic and downright fun. They never imitate Cohen, but do right by him, with glee…and sensitivity.” (Doug Spencer, ABC Radio National)

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STEVE EDMONDS BAND: HENDRIX & HEROES @ Django
Dec 12 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 Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a heartfelt tribute to the great music and imagery of Jimi Hendrix and a tribute to the greatest guitar songs and bands of the 70’s.

Steve Edmonds is a veteran of the Australian music industry and greater guitar community. His working and recording credits include Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem, Billy Thorpe, Australian Idol and Renee Geyer to name only a few.

In part one the band pay tribute to Hendrix’s most famous live performances from Woodstock to Monterey Pop, featuring classic hits including Voodoo Chile, Foxy Lady, Purple Haze, Little Wing and many more favourites. Part two is a dedication to the classic rock songs of the 70’s including songs by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Thin Lizzy, Cream, ZZ Top and many more.

Overall the Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a must for fans of great CLASSIC 70’s style guitar driven rock and Jimi Hendrix devotees. A fun night out for real rock and rollers!

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Dec
13
Sun
JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

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

Swing into Christmas & celebrate the Happy Season with your friends. Join four of Sydney’s finest vocalist singing Jazz -Blues – Country – Pop & Christmas classics. Helen Fenton, Susan Gai Dowling, Tina Delandre, & Rebekka Neville will joined by a Cracker Band of Carl Dewhurst (guitar), Matt McMahon (piano), Craig Scott (bass), & Toby Hall (Drums).

 

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Dec
17
Thu
PAULA PUNCH + LIZ MARTIN @ Django
Dec 17 all-day

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

Singer-Songwriter Paula Punch has been consistently playing live in Sydney with her band The Fireflys at the Django at Camelot usually creating a local showcase for singer-songwriters called The Punch Sessions. Special guests have included Abi Tucker, Tania Bowra, Glenn Bidmead, Dan Mullins, Lisa Schouw, and Tania Sparke. In 2019 she also opened for Russell Morris, Karise Eden and Renee Geyer at Camelot Lounge to appreciative audiences.

Her upcoming album Song to the Tree, will be her first studio album recorded at Electric Avenue
Studios by Philip Punch, Robin Gist and Jem Hoppe-Smith, and with her fabulous band featuring Robin Gist on Electric guitar (ex Girl Overboard), Marko Simec on Keyboards & Accordion (Waiting for Guinness, Soul Movers, Rufino and the Coconuts), Mike Rix on bass (Jason Walker), Reuben Alexander on percussion/drums (Liz Martin band and William Crichton). Andy Newman has joined the band and will play bass at this show.

Paula is releasing the first single Fire in the Hull from the upcoming album at this show. The Album is planned for launched early 2021 and will be released on digital platforms, and CD and Vinyl Albums will be available via paulapunch.com.

Opening the night is Liz Martin.

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Dec
18
Fri
THE BEATLES: ALBUM TRACKS, B-SIDES & SELECTED HITS @ Django
Dec 18 all-day

BEatles

Session 1: 6pm – 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 Beatles: Album Tracks, B-Sides and Selected Hits”.

Featuring a 4 piece band of some of the most experienced ‘Beatle performers’ in the country, the show will predominately focus on tracks that many would consider ‘second tier’ in the Beatles’ vast catalogue. But these songs are hardly obscure, with some of the most iconic tunes in the Fab Four’s catalogue getting rare live performances, mixed in with a few really obscure tracks, and enough bonafide hits to fill out an informal and complete night of Beatle tunes.

Lead by producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter (The Beatle Boys/Petty Nicks) and featuring John Kater (The Beatle Boys/1927), Rod Auld (The Beatle Boys/Jonah’s Road) and Russell Crawford (The Beatle Boys/Josh Pyke), the night will give these talented musicians an opportunity to explore the catalogue of a band that continues to inspire musicians and music fans alike, in a way never witnessed before in popular music.

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Dec
19
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HANUKKAH CELEBRATION!
Dec 19 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 mins)

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH) Monsieur Camembert will be getting festive, spicing up their Gypsy-inspired brew with some Klezmorized carols and smatterings of seasonal silliness!!! With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weave 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) “Klezmorized carols & other fun and frivolity as this 3x ARIA-winning 6-piece band brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with tango, klezmer, swing, Latin & jazz for the ultimate Christmas/Hanukkah party! Bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age).

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THE ROSLYNS @ Django
Dec 19 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 Roslyns are delighted to bring their spine tingling new show to Django! This is their finest work in full swing, so be quick as their shows always sell out fast! The Roslyns is the Brainchild of Alanna Cherote, who searched to find her perfect soul mates, & drifted into in crooner heaven, when she heard the voices of Courtney Josh & Ayla Yuile. Meet 3 amazing artists with a sentimental connection to the Vintage Era, having grown up listening to the timeless classics. Witness charming arrangements that harp back to the days of boogie-woogie, jump blues & close harmony, from The Andrews Sisters, Sam Cooke & The Ronnettes, to modern icons like Jolie Holland and Adele. Accompanied by some of Australia’s finest musicians, and featuring a guest burleque perfomer, immerse yourself in the Roslyn’s captivating timeless performance – as they take you on an enchanting trip down memory lane to a bygone era.

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Dec
28
Mon
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Dec 28 all-day

The-Rolling-Stones-1967Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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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Jan
1
Fri
BRITISH ROCK: A Tribute to The Golden Era of British Music @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

Celebrating the Golden Years of British Rock/Pop Music in all its glory. Come and be part of the sounds, tones and sights of the greatest, most creative music eras of our times.

Get set for an explosive performance at Django. Enjoy the night away with all your favourites from The Beatles, Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Bowie, The Kinks, The Police, Sex Pistols, Status Quo, Eurhythmics and many many more!!

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DAVE WELLS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

Those that have witnessed a Dave Wells performance are privy to the beguiling power of this most rare of musicians. Few songwriters conjure the emotive force of this songwriter, whose command of both voice and guitar captivates to the point of transcendency. On his new seven-track release, due mid-2021, Wells captures the arresting simplicity of his voice and guitar. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Hunter-based songwriter collaborated with world-renowned producer and engineer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Powderfinger), the mutual aim to depart from the robust full-band bells-andwhistles delivery of Wells’ acclaimed debut solo record and strip the songs down to their elemental components.

In February 2021, Wells will embark on his first post-COVID headline tour, taking this mostly unheard set of songs on the road for a series of solo and full-band shows. The first taste of the new material will be single ‘Hey Mate’, a searing tribute to a dear friend, and a song that will perhaps apply to someone in the lives of all that hear it. With a now broader and more stunning songbook, Wells is sure to deliver mesmerising and life-affirming concerts for those lucky enough to attend. Just don’t forget to bring a mate.

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GREGG ARTHUR: JAZZ & COCKTAILS
Jan 1 all-day

GreggA6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Due to huge demand, Australia’s own Gregg Arthur is returning to Camelot. Come and experience Gregg on stage as he sips a martini and sings some of the smoothest and most loved tunes from The Great American Songbook in his own unique way. Classic Jazz standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
Featuring Tim Fisher on piano, Craig Scott on bass and the one and only Cameron Reid on drums, with special guest Charlie Meadows on guitar.

Gregg Arthur is an Australian singer and songwriter, critically acclaimed by both the press and his peers. Originally from Sydney, Gregg has travelled all over the world performing the music he loves, keeping the flame alive for the classic standards he has been singing all his life. His training and education are firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great American Songbook, using his considerable abilities to interpret pop and smooth jazz classics, but most of all Gregg is the only Australian singer to be given the highest praise possible; having Tony Bennett as a fan.

“You have a fan in the way you sing, I think it’s perfect”
– Tony Bennett

 

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LOUIS TILLETT
Jan 1 all-day

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

You may remember Louis from his dozen “solo” albums and pioneering improv ensembles like Paris Green, or his thunderous big bands, such as The Aspersion Caste. He has also been a featured pianist on recordings of such legendary Australian acts as Died Pretty, Beasts of Bourbon, Laughing Clowns, and Tex, Don & Charlie, and many others. In International circuits he is billed as the Rockpoet of The Night, and he is held in the same high esteem and written and filmed in the same publications and TV specials as his peers John Cale, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. UK Rolling Stone called him The Dark Giant.

He rarely plays in Australia, preferring to “ride on the tide and the wings of the wind”, as so much of his music alludes to, him being a full time sailor. After more than 3 years since The Art of Darkness last played, which filled The Factory Theatre in 2017 and 2015, this night will present a rare opportunity to catch Louis in an intimate and dynamic environment. Louis Tillett, as a musician and a bandleader is synonymous with the Sydney Live and Underground music of the 80s, 90s and 00s. Come and find out why he is often touted as a National Living Treasure.

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SIMON TEDESCHI & KEVIN HUNT
Jan 1 all-day

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

Two great pianists on two pianos, in a performance where the jazz & the classical duck & weave in a way that feels ‘just right’. Performing together throughout Australia for over a decade to acclaim & standing ovations, Simon Tedeschi & Kevin Hunt return in 2021 with a new program of irresistible classical & jazz works. Alongside music from Bach & Debussy to Ellington, Monk & Oscar Peterson, Tedeschi + Hunt also revisit Gershwin’s much-lauded masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue in a phenomenal arrangement by these 2 maestros of the piano.

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STRATOS DIONISIOU TRIBUTE
Jan 1 all-day

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

Stratos Dionisiou was one of the biggest artists in Greece. His career spanned the 60’s through to 1990. 2020 marks exactly 30 years since he passed away. His songs are not only known to people in Greece, but to all Greeks around the world – both older& younger generations. Stratos had 3 sons who are also famous singers. The MD & Bouzouki player of this 7-piece band, Manolis Michalakis, is one Greece’s leading Bouzouki players. He has worked with Stratos’ 3 sons at live concerts & has also played on Angelos Dionisiou’s albums. The show will feature Lefteris Ganas & Mario Kehagias (vocals), Manolis Michalakis & John Diamantis (Bouzoukia), Sam Christodoulides (Keyboards), Bill Kezelos (drums), & George Ganakas (bass).

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THE APRIL FAMILY @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

The April Family are returning to the Sydney live arena after a long break for their first full band show at Django this March.

The well respected Alt Country combo, featuring Kylie Whitney, Casey Atkins and Michael Carpenter, released two albums and an EP (including their #2 ARIA Country Chart album “House Of Cards”) before putting things on hold in early 2020. Part pandemic, and partly the need to stop and refocus, 2020 saw the band release the single “Fortune Teller”, but also start to refill their songwriting stocks, writing as a band for the first time. With a new album on the horizon for later in the year, the band is keen to reestablish themselves as a formidable live presence, with their souring harmonies, Whitney’s soulful twang on vocals and Atkins’ soaring guitar work.

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Jan
21
Thu
KATIE NOONAN
Jan 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)

5 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. The 7 x Platinum selling songstress will be exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Vanguard and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate, stripped back setting.

“Katie is like the voice I have in my dreams. Soaring and no note too impossible to reach. She makes something so difficult seem so easy. Her voice is the sound of wonder to me.” – Kate Ceberano

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Jan
22
Fri
DREY ROLLAN: A TRIBUTE TO PETER GREEN & FLEETWOOD MAC @ Django
Jan 22 all-day

IMG-1107Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

We invite you to celebrate one the greatest and influential guitar players of all time.

Peter Green was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll hall of fame in 1998. Green’s songs, such as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, Oh Well, “The Green Mahalishi” and “Man Of The World”, appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.
Green was a major figure in the “second great epoch” of the British blues movement. Eric Clapton praised his guitar playing, and B.B King commented, “He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats. Green was interested in expressing emotion in his songs, rather than showing off how fast he could play.His trademark sound included string bending, vibrato, and economy of style.

join us on a journey from Peter’s early days with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to his brilliant work with Fleetwood Mac, plus some of his later solo works this is a night not to miss.

Featuring Drey Rollan on guitar and vocals, Antero Ceschin on drums, Scott Leishman on bass and Mike Gubby on Keyboards

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Jan
24
Sun
GREGG ARTHUR: JAZZ & COCKTAILS
Jan 24 all-day

GreggA6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Due to huge demand, Australia’s own Gregg Arthur is returning to Camelot. Come and experience Gregg on stage as he sips a martini and sings some of the smoothest and most loved tunes from The Great American Songbook in his own unique way. Classic Jazz standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
Featuring Tim Fisher on piano, Craig Scott on bass and the one and only John Morrison on drums, with special guest Charlie Meadows on guitar.

Gregg Arthur is an Australian singer and songwriter, critically acclaimed by both the press and his peers. Originally from Sydney, Gregg has travelled all over the world performing the music he loves, keeping the flame alive for the classic standards he has been singing all his life. His training and education are firmly based in the tradition of jazz vocals and the great American Songbook, using his considerable abilities to interpret pop and smooth jazz classics, but most of all Gregg is the only Australian singer to be given the highest praise possible; having Tony Bennett as a fan.

“You have a fan in the way you sing, I think it’s perfect”
– Tony Bennett

 

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

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

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

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Jan
28
Thu
RUSSELL MORRIS
Jan 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)

Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!!

A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris.. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.

Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as; Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many many more…

Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful “Long Way To The Top” in 2012.

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Feb
4
Thu
VINCE JONES
Feb 4 all-day

Vince Jones6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers since his emergence in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 70s and early 80s. His 20 album, international career has never hesitated in its musical evolution – a career played in the moment. He is that rare genre-defying artist who creates music without borders. From Iris DeMent’s folk “Our Town” to his original piano heavy, new age “Wonderworld”, he comments, sometimes uncomfortably, about the world we live in, from an unashamedly idealistic perspective.

His intuitive readings of the Great American Songbook are sensitively true to composer and artist. He is a wonderful trumpet player as his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety. He plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in early days. A brief solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion. Particular about the musical company he keeps, he continues to enjoy playing with the best jazz musicians the country has to offer. He is, quite simply, a national treasure.

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Feb
5
Fri
19-TWENTY @ Django
Feb 5 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)

“Ask for forgiveness not for permission. No rules, no limits. The closest to punk the Blues will ever get. Raucous and manic.”

Bringing their wild festival vibes direct to you in an intimate setting! This manic 3 piece fed of blues and rock rarely play Sydney but when they do.. It’s always a time! Highly entertaining and insanely energetic, Come and see what all the fuss is about.

“The future of Blues & Roots in Australia” – ABC
“Who the hell is this guy? He definitely has the talent!” – Ian Moss
“Definitely a guitarist to watch!” – Australian Guitar Magazine

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Feb
7
Sun
ALMA ORQUESTRA @ Django
Feb 7 all-day

sancha6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

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

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

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

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VINCE JONES
Feb 7 all-day

Vince Jones6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Vince Jones has set the benchmark for Australian Jazz singers since his emergence in the jazz clubs of Melbourne in the late 70s and early 80s. His 20 album, international career has never hesitated in its musical evolution – a career played in the moment. He is that rare genre-defying artist who creates music without borders. From Iris DeMent’s folk “Our Town” to his original piano heavy, new age “Wonderworld”, he comments, sometimes uncomfortably, about the world we live in, from an unashamedly idealistic perspective.

His intuitive readings of the Great American Songbook are sensitively true to composer and artist. He is a wonderful trumpet player as his style has developed a distinctive reserve and subtlety. He plays a little less and draws a good deal more from it than he did in early days. A brief solo from Vince is worth a hundred notes played with less discretion. Particular about the musical company he keeps, he continues to enjoy playing with the best jazz musicians the country has to offer. He is, quite simply, a national treasure.

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Feb
11
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS with BAND
Feb 11 all-day

MEL_AND_CHRIS

6pm – 8:pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams rarely convene for live gigs, so when they do surface, it’s a special event. Joining them this evening, will be critically acclaimed bassist, Jonathan Zwartz and the extraordinary Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle) on drums. They will be performing new music from their soon to be released 6th album, as well as tracks from their previous releases, Resisting Calm, Welcome to Violet, Coal, Jerusalem Bay and Blood Oranges. A night not to be missed. ‘Oxley is one of our most underrated vocalist with a distinctive searching range. Similarly, Abrahams’ intuitive ways – best known as part of the spellbinding instrumentalists The Necks – …. a delicate balance of composure and fluidity.’ (Khedoori). Their music 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.

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Feb
12
Fri
BONDI CIGARS @ Django
Feb 12 all-day

unnamed (3)Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

When the Bondi Cigars were first gigging around Sydney, late 1989, they moved in a blues/R&B circuit which, while robust enough since the 60s, had then been sparked into new life by the ‘blues revival’ of the mid-80’s, spearheaded by Robert Cray, Joe Louis Walker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and similar crusaders. And while many of the Sydney bands from that era have vanished, become historical footnotes or undergone major changes, the Cigars – true survivors – have battled on, without ever compromising their distinctive no nonsense style, to become a leading force in Australian R&B.

Shane Pacey (Guitar/Vocals); Alan Britton (Bass/Vocals), Eben Hale (Guitar/Vocals) and Frank Corby (Drums/Vocals)

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STEVE BALBI
Feb 12 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)

Celebrating the digital release of his new record, I Think I Know For Sure, Steve Balbi returns to Camelot, live ‘n’ eclectic, featuring songs from his new record alongside reimagined out-takes, hit picks and favourites from a colourful catalogue of words and music, which includes Noiseworks, Electric Hippies, 1980s new-wavers Mi-Sex, and more.

The COVID takedown has meant many things to many people. For the creative chameleon, Steve Balbi, it was time to peel-back yet another layer of skin to reveal an entirely new pigment – an iridescent sunburst orange, in colour, melody and tone. This new fabric of songs, entitled I Think I Know For Sure, is out now on CD and Limited Edition 12” vinyl. Stream the new single ‘WONDERFUL’ here: https://ffm.to/wonderful and watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/VlBWS9qT26Q

Reflecting upon living in isolation, Balbi concedes, “It allowed me to sit back, slow down and take stock, while it became increasingly clear to me what really matters. Simply, family, friends and creativity are my world. I willingly went back to basics and was inspired to make a body of work that echoes the music that inspired me as a child. It feels as though this record has been waiting for me for years. And it’s the opposite of what seems to be popular right now. Perhaps for that reason alone, I love it even more. I think I know for sure.”

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Feb
13
Sat
AMY & THE GREY ZONE @ Django
Feb 13 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)

Amy & the Grey Zone are coming back to Django!. Combining blues rock and indy classics and contemporary material sprinkled with originals.

Guaranteed to move your feet (in your seat!) These guys have sold out all of their Django shows in recent years, so be quick!

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Feb
14
Sun
DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) @ Django
Feb 14 all-day

6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Valentine’s Day special – Aria nominated flamenco guitarist Damian Wright (Bandaluzia)

After recently receiving ‘Album Of The Week’ in The Sydney Morning Herald, Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) returns to DJANGO BAR in a special SOLO guitar performance presenting some of the best loved classics from the traditional flamenco guitar repertoire by Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlúcar, Gerardo Nuñez, Mario Escudero & more..
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

DAMIAN WRIGHT recently released his debut album “Shifting Sands” (ABC Music) which was The Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Album of the week’ where it was described as “Glorious guitar playing”.

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FRANK & ELLA with THE REGENT STREET BIG BAND
Feb 14 all-day

fn 6pm doors, 6:30pm show

Hearing the classic hits of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald live, with a big band, is a rare treat. A faithful reproduction of the original big band arrangements supports a playful and energetic performance of these timeless tunes by Jim Zappia and Meera Belle on vocals.

Meera and Jim will be dressed to the nines, and the entire evening will be imbued by the infectious enthusiasm of The Regent Street Big Band, and the band’s trademark warm engagement with the audience.

Join us for what will undoubtedly be a memorable evening of big band swing and exciting vocals.

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Feb
18
Thu
DANI EL-RASSI + BEN MALONE @ Django
Feb 18 all-day

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

Off the back of her debut Australian tour, and with a handful of releases and festival appearances under her belt, Dani El-Rassi is thrilled to be bringing her band to Django @ Camelot Lounge! Dani’s voice is known to take you on a journey, with her soulful, folk/country/ballad-pop storytelling keeping you hanging with every lyric and note she sings and every note she plays. After selling out Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in 2019 for her Debut EP Launch, Dani was thrilled to traverse thousands of kilometres in her car, with her band, to deliver her music to audiences everywhere. Join Dani and her band for a night you don’t want to miss before she takes on the world (when Covid permits!).

Ben Malone is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter hailing from the southern highlands, and has played music for over 15 years. He has performed with many notable Australian musicians, such as Pete Murray, Winterbourne, Icehouse, and overseas acts such as Kodaline (UK). Ben plans to release his debut album in early 2021.

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Feb
19
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Feb 19 all-day

Amy Winehouse

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

Back to Black comes to Camelot for an evocative and powerful evening. Paying tribute to the great tunes from Amy Winehouse from her pop and jazz repertoires.

Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians and vocalists, the High Rollers Big Band crew bring you the sublime vocals of Sharnielle Hartley and Adem Ozbakan, David Allen on keys, Stefano Careleo (drums), Lyal Loughnan (bass), Michael Sheridan (guitar), John Pennings (trumpet), Ari Palandjian (Musical Director & saxophones) plus some special guests. Proudly brought to you by www.highrollersbigband.com

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Feb
20
Sat
JAMES BROWN AND THE GODFATHERS OF SOUL @ Django
Feb 20 all-day

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

Celebrating the music of the original Godfather of Soul and those who he influenced for generations after, The Camelot is about to turn up the heat with some of Sydney’s very best funk musicians performing the greatest soul catalogue LIVE. This will include the music of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, EWF, Luther Vandros, Ray Charle and more!

Directed by Lombardo Entertainment, who brought you The Purple Doves (PRINCE), The Music of Thriller, The Bruno Mars Experience and Pour It On (80s Funk Live), this event will be impossible to miss. This will be a sell out celebration so be FAST to secure your tickets.

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Feb
25
Thu
CARPENTER & THE BANKS BROTHERS @ Django
Feb 25 all-day

catbb6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Recently nominated for a Golden Guitar Award, Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers are a new collaboration between Carpenter, a well respected producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jy-Perry Banks – one of the country’s most in demand pedal steel players (also, dobro and guitar) and Zane Banks – a purist in the art of electric country picking, (also banjo and flat picked acoustic guitar). Based in Sydney, the trio have been gathering at Carpenter’s Love Hz Studios to work on a new collaboration.

These three men have bonded over their shared love of old school country records. When you talk about Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Marty Stuart, The Flying Burrito Brothers, George Jones, Mike Nesmith, Johnny Paycheck and Junior Brown, this is where the boys are heading. Carpenter says, “We want to tread the line between making a record that has the weight, courage and guts of a modern record, whilst still being respectful of the traditional country heritage that inspires us.”

The first single ‘Honky Tonker’ was released last month to unanimous acclaim, and immediate high rotation on ABC Country.

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MARK WILKINSON
Feb 25 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)

Mark Wilkinson celebrates ‘Hand Picked, Vol. 3’, the newest instalment in his much loved acoustic series. Mark continues the tradition of showcasing his songs laid bare, in their most raw and honest form.

It’s a sentiment fans around the world know well, whether they’ve seen Mark on stage, just a man and his guitar, or if they’ve come to discover him through his first two volumes. The original Hand Picked endeared him to tens of thousands with ‘Middle Ground’ broadcast on television throughout Australia and New Zealand. Volume two’s ‘Everything to Me’ found millions more with regular radio rotation across the US and Canada.

To celebrate the release Mark will be heading to Camelot, crossing open borders after a long absence, sharing songs from the new album along with many other favourites. Numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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Feb
26
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
Feb 26 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 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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ROB SNARSKI (Blackeyed Susans) + PETER MILTON-WALSH (The Apartments) @ Django
Feb 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)

Two of this country’s most respected singers and songwriters , Rob Snarski & Peter Milton Walsh come together to perform two special intimate shows this January 2021 at Django Bar.

Walsh is the near-myth behind The Apartments, the group he named after one of Billy Wilder’s greatest films. His music is of another time: post-punk, certainly, but also of Burt Bacharach and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg, hence his popularity in France.

Snarski brings the songs from his beloved solo works “Sparrow and Swan” and “Wounded Bird”. Known as the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with The Blackeyed Susans, he boasts multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull.

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Feb
27
Sat
ROB SNARSKI (Blackeyed Susans) + PETER MILTON-WALSH (The Apartments) @ Django
Feb 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)

Two of this country’s most respected singers and songwriters , Rob Snarski & Peter Milton Walsh come together to perform two special intimate shows this January 2021 at Django Bar.

Walsh is the near-myth behind The Apartments, the group he named after one of Billy Wilder’s greatest films. His music is of another time: post-punk, certainly, but also of Burt Bacharach and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg, hence his popularity in France.

Snarski brings the songs from his beloved solo works “Sparrow and Swan” and “Wounded Bird”. Known as the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with The Blackeyed Susans, he boasts multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull.

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THE PRAGMATICS
Feb 27 all-day

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

Arguably Sydney’s most refreshing classic bar band, The Pragmatics will showcase a unique but connected 80 minute set of classics by the Jam, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Queen, David Bowie, Queen AND David Bowie (their version of Under Pressure is towering), Simple Minds, Tears For Fears, The Romantics, Dexy’s, Crowded House, The Cure, Powderfinger and Oasis and… well you get it: an incredible night of raucous rock Classics and Cool Cuts from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Joining the Pragulars – Dan, Pete, Simon and Stevie – will be Tim Byron on Keys and Kathryn Brownhill on violin.

The Prags have been delivering four-part harmonies and dancefloor drenched rock shows to thousands of people since 2014. They have played corporate events, charity gigs, weddings, birthdays, town halls, pubs, bars, theatres, beer festivals, boats, back alleys, carparks and a basketball arena. And the show they present is tight, not slick. Authentic, not a replica. It’s the real deal.

With a repertoire that covers soul, rock, country, pop, indie and loads more across six decades, The Prags are one of the best nights you’ll have. Bank it. As a quartet, quintet (keys), or horn-loaded soul extravaganza, The Pragmatics deliver good times: guaranteed.

These shows routinely sell out, so please get in early to avoid disappointment.

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Feb
28
Sun
BUKHU @ Django
Feb 28 all-day

Bukhu

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

Bukhu returns to Camelot!

Bukhu Ganburged is a master student of the Music and Dance Conservatory of Ulaanbaatar. Performing the folk musics of Mongolia, and exploring the aural dimensions of sounds generated by traditional instruments and harmonic overtone vocal techniques.

A cultural ambassador of his country. Bukhu combines virtuosic Morin Khuur (Horse Head Fiddle) and Khuumii (Harmonic Overtone Throat Singing) skills to transmit the harmony of Mongolian nomads and Shamanic culture through time and space.

Bukhu’s music brings a contemporary take on the tradition of Mongolian bards of the middle ages and those of ancient times, acting as a national memory bank by working mythologies, historic figures and events into traditional verse form.

Bukhu’s recent live performances explore experimental and electroacoustic sound palettes — using loops and edits created on pedals, portable devices, samplers, synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.

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Mar
4
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS (BLUEBOTTLE KISS)
Mar 4 all-day

Jamie Hutchings6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Jamie Hutchings is known for his solo work as well as acts such as Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and more.

“Hutchings has played in several bands of note, to reasonable success – the fierce and flexible Blue Bottle Kiss, Infinity Broke (with Wills, brother Scott Hutchings and BBK member Jared Harrison), The Tall Grass (with Peter Fen-ton, of Crow) – but to my mind he is at his best in solo mode, and has rarely been better than here.’”

-Bernard Zuel, Bernardzuel.net (Apr 24, 2018)

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Mar
5
Fri
THE GADFLYS @ Django
Mar 5 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)

2020! What a year! Everybody has a hard luck story. Fire, flood and pestilence! In the music industry we’ve had shows cancelled due to bushfires, months of nothing due to Covid 19 restrictions. “Too much of nothing.., can cause one man to sleep on nails.., cause others to eat fire.” Sometimes,”… it just makes a fella mean!” Some bright folks have worked the internet to their advantage, bringing ‘live streamed’ music directly to your tablet or phone. The Gadflys though, are a band who made their reputation playing in front of ‘live’ audiences. In the Darwinian scheme of things, ‘adapt or perish’, then if Covid was a meteor , and the Gadflys dinosaurs, it’s adios and goodbye to them but …

In the face of logic and rational economic calculations, the legendary pub band who have had crowds dancing their arses off since the1980s, are filling a suitcase with last years CD release, LOVE & DESPAIR, loading the double bass and drums into the car, lubricating the vocal chords and hitting the Hume once again to bring their jungle rhythms and liquorice stick shrieks to a music starved audience.

Be sure to book early.

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Mar
7
Sun
MAYFIELD ST @ Django
Mar 7 all-day

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

Carrie Lakin and Charlie Meadows are old pals who write songs together. They draw on many traditions- folk, jazz, country, pop and soul- but they are most inspired to create songs of beauty, story and vibe.
In Mayfield St. they are joined by a bunch of great muso friends who you’d recognise from some of Sydney’s best bands. While the lads lay down earthy sounds of great subtlety, Carrie’s sublime vocals soar above, weaving mesmerising tales of life and love.
Come join Mayfield St. for a night of soulful acoustic delights.

Carrie Lakin- vocals; Charlie Meadows- guitar, vocals; Nick Hoorweg- double bass, vocals; Nick Southcott- keyboards, vocals; Cameron Reid- drums

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THE HEAVENLY LIGHT QUARTET
Mar 7 all-day

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

The Heavenly Light Quartet is dedicated to digging up the roots of Soul and RnB music, reviving in detail and in spirit the Black Gospel acappella music of the male gospel quartet during the so-called ‘Golden Age of Gospel’ (1940-1960).

Back in 1996 Tony Backhouse formed the group to explore the intricate, rhythmic and fiery songs by the classic great Gospel Quartet groups – the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Swan Silvertones, the Spirit of Memphis Quartet, the Soul Stirrers, the Golden Gate Quartet and others. Since then they have performed at loads of major Arts, Music, Jazz, Blues, Folk, World Music, Sacred Music and Acappella events in Australia, Spain and France and recorded with Renee Geyer, Tim Finn and Harry Manx.

The line up is unchanged since 1996 : Tony Backhouse, Ron Maxwell Jones, William Selwyn ans Stuart Davis.

“glorious harmonies, passionate leads and bring-down-the-house rhythms”
Rhythms Magazine

“brilliantly and passionately executed … tenors who can blast like trumpets
and float up into a heavenly falsetto”
The Sydney Morning Herald

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Mar
11
Thu
LOUIS TILLETT
Mar 11 all-day

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

You may remember Louis from his dozen “solo” albums and pioneering improv ensembles like Paris Green, or his thunderous big bands, such as The Aspersion Caste. He has also been a featured pianist on recordings of such legendary Australian acts as Died Pretty, Beasts of Bourbon, Laughing Clowns, and Tex, Don & Charlie, and many others. In International circuits he is billed as the Rockpoet of The Night, and he is held in the same high esteem and written and filmed in the same publications and TV specials as his peers John Cale, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits. UK Rolling Stone called him The Dark Giant.

He rarely plays in Australia, preferring to “ride on the tide and the wings of the wind”, as so much of his music alludes to, him being a full time sailor. After more than 3 years since The Art of Darkness last played, which filled The Factory Theatre in 2017 and 2015, this night will present a rare opportunity to catch Louis in an intimate and dynamic environment. Louis Tillett, as a musician and a bandleader is synonymous with the Sydney Live and Underground music of the 80s, 90s and 00s. Come and find out why he is often touted as a National Living Treasure.

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PANSURI @ Django
Mar 11 all-day

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

Pansuri is a cross cultural trio with influences ranging from Indian, African, Latin and Jazz.
It features the hypnotic, celestial sound of the handpan played by well-known Sydney musician Blair Greenberg.
Blair is also a member of funky African band Keyim Ba as well as being a composer, producer and teacher.
On Sax and flute is Paul Chenard, originally from Canada and a master of his instrument having played with Mucho Mambo, Epizo Bangoura, Pape M’Baye and many others.
On Indian tabla and percussion is Keith Manning, a highly experienced musician having studied with Pandit Nikhil Ghosh in Mumbai.
Improvisation plays a prominent role in Pansuri’s music so no two concerts are the same.

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Mar
12
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Mar 12 all-day

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

Johnny G & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest Soul 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 Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James & more. This explosive 9-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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Mar
13
Sat
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Mar 13 all-day

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

Cumbiamuffin’s wall of sound is unstoppabl, 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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POUR IT ON: A Tribute to 80’s Funk @ Django
Mar 13 all-day

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

POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s funk classics LIVE at Camelot. 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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Mar
14
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Mar 14 all-day

george doukas money-shot-outside 1 thin6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm

George Doukas is back at Camelot Lounge with his band The D Strings for another night of musical mayhem!

If you like some Beethoven with a side of baklava, or Ravel with your Rembetiko, or even Mozart with a slice of moussaka, then join the D Strings at Camelot Lounge for this very special show.

The D Strings is a ten piece ensemble which combines the velvet sound of the string quartet with the edgy tones of bouzouki and baglama. They perform a mix of original music, traditional Greek, Rembetika and even a taste of Gypsy Jazz (Greek style). And….as indicated above, there is even a journey into the world of well known classical composers.

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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Mar
18
Thu
DAMI IM: Piano, Songs & Stories
Mar 18 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)

Dami Im brings her first ever SOLO TOUR for a special and intimate evening of piano, songs and stories. Beginning her musical journey as a virtuoso pianist, Dami is renowned for her emotive and powerful vocals since capturing our hearts in 2013 when she won The X Factor Australia. She has released chart topping albums and singles such as ‘Alive’, ‘Super Love’ and ‘Gladiator’ and has recently released her uplifting and powerful new single ‘Paper Dragon’. She went onto become ‘Eurovision Royalty’ in 2016 when she earned the highest score ever achieved by an Australian entry with her global chart-topping song ‘Sound of Silence’.
These shows will be a unique opportunity to experience Dami perform her hits and favourites at her piano as well as the rare songs and untold stories behind these songs.

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Mar
19
Fri
MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Mar 19 all-day

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

Celebrating the music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s! This show highlights the best and most influential songs from the bands of the era that had the greatest impact on the Festival. The Monterey Pop Festivals was a 3 day concert held on the 16th June to the 18th June in 1967. The 7000 capacity was eclipsed threefold, as the Festival took off and became a huge watershed for the counter culture just like Woodstock that happened 2 years later. The festival is remembered for appearances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Mammas and Pappas, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The festival became known as having sown the seeds of the Summer Of Love which would make a historical mark for more generations.

Featuring: Amanda Easton (vocals); Floyd Vincent (guitar & vocals); Steve Bull (bass); Lloyd G (Drums); Tim Wedde (Keys); and Gary Fredericks (guitar)

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THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE @ Django
Mar 19 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 Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience returns to Django @ Camelot.

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 with new bassman Pete Marley joining the Nancy boys, 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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Mar
20
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Mar 20 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 9pm (60-70 mins)

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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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT with NADYA present GOLDEN EARRINGS.. A Nights of Gypsy Music!
Mar 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)

”Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Triple ARIA Award winning Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! And now…Monsieur Camembert will be joined by ‘the Australian Queen of Gypsy Soul’ Nadya Golski to present Golden Earrings – a show that celebrates everything that is wonderful about Gypsy music… fiery passion, intense virtuosity, extraordinary energy, heart-melting tenderness, and a celebration and lust for life! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences” (The Age). “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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Mar
21
Sun
COUNTRY COOKIN’ @ Django
Mar 21 all-day

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

Who would have thought it. Two of Sydney’s most respected Jazz singers, Helen Fenton and Susan Gai Dowling, will be covering a delicious Country repertoire. Backed by an all star band, come and see these fantastic singers pay homage to the likes of Hank Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis, Helen Reddy and more!

The band features Carl Dewhurst – Guitar; Arne Hanna – Guitar; Ollie Thorpe – Pedal Steel; Mary Rapp – Bass; and Hamish Stuart – Drums

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Mar
25
Thu
EMMA PASK
Mar 25 all-day

_BKS6098_4_8x10Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of this countries favourite voices in Jazz.

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired. Emma is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Emma played support for American music legend George Benson on his Australian tour, and with Latin Superstar Ricky Martin singing her praises, you won’t want to miss her live.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, he says of Emma
“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she is the real thing!”

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TAYLOR B-W + MAARI @ Django
Mar 25 all-day

6:00pm doors, 6:30pm show

Tucked inside a pop shell lies Sydney-born, Kiwi singer-songwriter, Taylor B-W, who blends strong vocals, soul-driven melodies with emotive lyrics that reflect her resilience and quest for peace within herself and the world around her, swiftly moving between the many facets of pop music to show-off the different sides to her artistry.

This Sydney based Alternative Pop duo blur the lines between music for the heart and music for the dance floor. With an unapologetic love of all things magical and melancholy, the duo are a melting pot of darkness and light. Drawing on some extreme juxtapositions from a childhood of Punk Rock, Rnb, Music Theatre and Soul, Kabusii and Bronte Maree wear their heart on their sleeve and build their songs from a feeling upwards.

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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: 6:00pm – 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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VAN THE MAN: THE AUSTRALIAN VAN MORRISON SHOW
Apr 1 all-day

Van The Man

6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s.
“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites. In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ….. “sound right … oh yes! Van the Man do the business. Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat. Hit or miss? Absolute HIT! “

“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues. With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.

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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 April 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 April 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 April 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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PETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC & THE B.B KING EXPERIENCE @ Django
Apr 9 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)

B.B King said Peter Green had the sweetest tone he’d ever heard. “He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.”

Come celebrate as Drey Rollan and company take you on an Journey with the music of Fleetwood Mac & it’s biggest influence. B.B King. Blues music was the dominate featuring in the original Mac, and B.B’s influence on the founder Peter Green was his driving force. Featuring an early set of B.B King’s hits such as thrill is gone, when love comes to town, sweet angel. The Fleetwood Mac component features all there early hits albatross, oh well Black magic woman, man of the world & the green manalishi.

Featured in this lineup Skinny Jr on drums, Scott Leishman on bass, Johnny G keys, and Drey Rollan on vocals & lead guitar.

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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)

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
14
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 14 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

No prebookings, just come on down…
(all attendees must sign in upon arrival, as per Covid-19 regulations)
BYO all your own art supplies

The Camelart Club is Camelot’s sketch-club: a life-drawing session with a difference! Featuring evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 630pm & 830pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, beer on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

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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THE MARVELLOUS HEARTS + PAULA PUNCH & FIREFLYS @ Django
Apr 15 all-day

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

“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate-digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation. Hell, then I hear a fragment that reminds me of one particular Paul Kelly song, and another faint echo that had me thinking Goanna. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and
un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

“This is like a sonic time machine that can take you way back to a simpler time, filled with awe and wonder.” Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘N’ All, Triple J

There is a theme of heartache tinged with hope in Paula’s music, with an increasing element of rising empowerment. Her sound is unique and diverse but if asked, she would likely say indie/folk-rock/alt-country. Paula has shared the stage
& or opened for a myriad of local legends & national treasures including
Abi Tucker, Glen Bidmead, Russell Morris & Renee Geyer.

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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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DEAD MARINES @ Django
Apr 16 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)

Dead Marines are Bernie Hayes, Bow Campbell & Brendan Gallagher. Their music is informed by the various bands they have piloted over the years – Front End Loader, Karma County, Club Hoy, Shout Bros & more. Between them they share a few ARIA awards, have written a thousand songs, and played every gig in Australia from lounge rooms and country pubs, to the Sydney Opera House.

Friday 16 April they present a special one off show with drummer stalwart Lachy Dengate, and Peter O’Doherty (Mentals, Dog Trumpet) on bass. Lachy & Pete featured on 2020 release Kill Us All, the band’s second album, 15 years on from debut New Day.

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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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THE MUSIC OF CROWDED HOUSE
Apr 17 all-day

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

The Album Show returns with another in their series of Legacy Artists concerts, with a fantastic lineup of musicians playing tribute to the music of Crowded House.
Featuring Russell Crawford, Amy Vee, John Kater, Rodney Auld and Michael Carpenter, this accomplished and experienced ensemble will bring to life a show packed with iconic tracks from the Crowded House catalogue. Featuring all the hits you’d expect to hear, and some of the best album tracks, you’ll be amazed by how much the music of this band has become the soundtrack to our lives!

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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)

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
21
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 21 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

No prebookings, just come on down…
(all attendees must sign in upon arrival, as per Covid-19 regulations)
BYO all your own art supplies

The Camelart Club is Camelot’s sketch-club: a life-drawing session with a difference! Featuring evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 630pm & 830pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, beer on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

Apr
22
Thu
JACQUI DARK IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN NEWTOWN: The Songs of Jacques Brel
Apr 22 all-day

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

After sold out seasons of her cabaret Take This Longing at Claire’s Kitchen and Darlinghurst Theatre, one of Australia’s finest interpreters of song returns, accompanied by award-winning musical director Daryl Wallis on piano and with direction by Sam Russell, to ride the carousel of emotions from the master of chanson, Jacques Brel.

Brel’s intelligent songs of heartbreak, passion, desperation and amour speak fearlessly, with uncompromising and often sardonic observations of the human spirit.

From the earthy grime of the ports of Amsterdamthrough the devastation of If You Go Away, Brel’s songs brilliantly capture the breadth of what it is to be human, and no soul is left untouched.

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THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
Apr 22 all-day

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

Sophie Jones (Smith & Jones) has teamed up with Sydney based producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter to present a show of the best of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty. Covering an incredible range of bona fide hit territory, including Nicks’ solo career as well as her Fleetwood Mac classics, plus Petty’s work as a solo artist, with The Heartbreakers and with the Travelling Wilburys, this promises to be a memorable night of incredible songs by two distinct voices.

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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 (SOLD OUT! JUNE 4 Now On Sale!)
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
24
Sat
DOG TRUMPET @ Django
Apr 24 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)

Dog Trumpet is spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa who were founding members of iconic Australian band Mental As Anything. Achieving many highlights during their career including ARIA awards and induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The brothers have created an inventive and original body of work distinguished by an eccentric and offbeat warmth and melodic drive propelled by Reg’s distinctive slide guitar and Peter’s elegant acoustic guitar and mandolin. Their poetic and at times absurdist lyrics are set against a sonic backdrop.

Parallel to their musical careers Reg and Peter are also serious and committed visual artists. Reg is very well known for his idiosyncratic and iconic work for Mambo Graphics and as a fine artist, holding his first exhibition in 1975 at Sydney’s Watters Gallery. Peter too is an established artist/painter represented in Sydney by King Street Gallery on William. For over three decades the brothers have exhibited widely in Australia, NZ, Europe and the USA.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Apr 24 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_MaxSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences – bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age). 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 & 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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Apr
25
Sun
LENNON & McCARTNEY: CREATIONS
Apr 25 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)

“Lennon & McCartney – Creations” is a refreshing perspective on the most enduring songwriting duo in history. The show offers a mature and entertaining approach to celebrating the music of our heroes with emphasis to the songwriting and discussion on the impact these two artists had on each other while they were together and beyond. From the day they met, they were destined to change the world – and each other.

It’s a 90 minute show, where John Kater takes you on a narrative through the lives and stories of the two greatest pop songwriters ever, Lennon and McCartney. With a 4 piece band, they’ll be playing lots of hits, and travelling through time as we examine the complicated relationship between two geniuses.

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MISTURA @ Django
Apr 25 all-day

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

MISTURA is the Portuguese word for “mix”. A Mix is exactly what they are as a band. They represent a sound that focuses on genres and styles from around the globe. Their worldly sound is mostly filled with jazz, latin, RnB and soul rhythms.

MISTURA aims to stand out with its unique choice of songs. They bring our audience a selection of classic songs they expect to hear either in original form or with interesting twists as well as new sounds and original music.

They love to cut across genres (Samba, Bossa Nova, Jazz, RnB, Soul, Pop, Latin) and sing in multiple languages. The band is comprised of a unique mix of cultures each drawing from their cultural roots, training and popular music.

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Apr
28
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 28 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

No prebookings, just come on down…
(all attendees must sign in upon arrival, as per Covid-19 regulations)
BYO all your own art supplies

The Camelart Club is Camelot’s sketch-club: a life-drawing session with a difference! Featuring evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 630pm & 830pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, beer on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

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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JENNY DENNY EP LAUNCH @ Django
Apr 29 all-day

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

Jenny Denny is an upcoming indie-songwriter, embarking on a solo career alongside her work as writer and vocalist for her band ‘Heirs’ . Her debut EP ‘Sad Songs from a Happy Life’ came out in early October 2020, with Jenny and her band re-emerging from lockdown to play a sold out show in support of the new songs. Her latest EP, ‘In a field full of flowers, In a room full of friends’ adds new sounds and textures, while maintaining a focus on the strong vocals and powerful songwriting that characterises Jenny’s music.

Catch Jenny and her band launching the new EP at Django Bar on April 29th.

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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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MALO MALO @ Django
Apr 30 all-day

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

MALO MALO is a highly-potent salsa orchestra based in Australia & Colombia. Musical leader Danny G Felix, a pianist, trumpeter & composer, divides his time between his home in Sydney where he grew up, & Cali, Colombia – the ”capital of Salsa”! For the past 6 years Danny has lived between the two countries & developed a distinct line-up of top-notch players from both. Last year, the combined musicians of MALO MALO released its debut album “AUSTRALEÑO” (including 9 originals and 1 cover). The record is already a firm hit with Salseros all around the world. Several tracks have charted internationally in the top 100 “New Generation Salsa” playlists. It was featured ‘”Album of the week” on Eastside Radio & SBS. The group loves paying homage to the greats, bringing new life to rare-classics; Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe & Grupo Niche. A distinct soulful jazz flavour enriches the catchy afro-latin dance rhythms including guaguanco, mozambique, cha cha, son & songo.

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May
1
Sat
SPRINGSTEEN: BORN IN THE USA…Remembered, Replayed and Reimagined @ Django
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)

The Album Show present Springsteen: Born In The USA – Remembered, Replayed and Reimagined

The next instalment of Sydney based group the Album Show’s Classic Artist series sees the performance of the iconic 1984 Bruce Springsteen album ‘Born In The USA’. Lead by Michael Carpenter and featuring a 5 piece band, the ensemble will play the album in it’s entirety, plus selected B sides from the period, (and the odd extra Springsteen hit), in two exclusive shows at Django.

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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
2
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS
May 2 all-day

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

It’s woman power on stage at Camelot – Eastern European style! All-gal band The Klezmer Diva is an exciting show from Fay Sussman that highlights the passion and emotion of Klezmer and Yiddish song, while drawing on styles including 30’s swing jazz, Gypsy, tango, and waltz.

Having performed extensively on the Australian festival circuit, in 2013 The Klezmer Divas were invited to perform in Poland in 5 Polish Towns. A feature documentary Pockets of Hope was filmed during this tour, playing at film festivals internationally. A corresponding doco ” Fay’s Journey’ was recorded for ABC’s Compass, screening for 3 consecutive years, & winning Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival.
The sound of Fay Sussman’s soulful & emotive singing is reminiscent of the Berlin cabaret of Marlene Dietrich, while in the Polish press (with a rave review of her performance at the Polish embassy), they described her as the “Yiddish Piaf”. Don’t miss this very special Camelot event, as these 5 women join forces to create something magical. The show will feature Fay Sussman (vocals), Emily-Rose Sarkova (vocals, accordion, piano), Susie Bishop (vocals, violin), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet), & Jessica Dunn (double bass).

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May
6
Thu
NADYA SINGS PIAF with Leonid Beshlei & Mark Harris @ Django
May 6 all-day

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

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed…” (John Shand, SMH). “Australia’s Queen of Gypsy Soul” presents a stirring evening of Edith Piaf & other French favourites, featuring her long-time collaborator Russian Saxophonist and accordioniste extraordinaire Leonid Beshlei, as well as special guests from Monsieur Camembert: Eddie Bronson (clarinet) & Mark Harris (contrabass) plus the one and only Stephen Lalor! A must-see for lovers of Piaf and French Chanson!

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SIMON TEDESCHI & ROGER BENEDICT
May 6 all-day

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Session: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30

Australia’s best-loved pianist, Simon Tedeschi, returns with violist and conductor Roger Benedict, to present a concert of evocative French music for viola and piano.
With Debussy’s kaleidoscopic cello sonata, Ravel’s rarely played early violin sonata, as well as solo Debussy piano miniatures performed by Simon, the program also features Ravel’s Habanera and brooding Kaddisch, a Jewish prayer.
Join us for an evening of lyrical, whimsical and deeply felt French music, from Simon and Roger’s forthcoming new album to be released later this year, as a follow up to their acclaimed first collaborative album, A Winter’s Tale (ABC Classics).

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May
7
Fri
19-TWENTY
May 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)

Back due to popular demand!

“Ask for forgiveness not for permission. No rules, no limits. The closest to punk the Blues will ever get. Raucous and manic.”

Bringing their wild festival vibes direct to you in an intimate setting! This manic 3 piece fed of blues and rock rarely play Sydney but when they do.. It’s always a time! Highly entertaining and insanely energetic, Come and see what all the fuss is about.

“The future of Blues & Roots in Australia” – ABC
“Who the hell is this guy? He definitely has the talent!” – Ian Moss
“Definitely a guitarist to watch!” – Australian Guitar Magazine

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
May 7 all-day

Moussa-Press-5aSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako.  This band showcases the diverse styles of Moussa’s playing, from Afro reggae to Afro funk and traditional Wassoulou. Moussa’s driving lead guitar effortlessly navigates throughout, incorporating elements of Congolese, highlife, Afro beat, Cuban, blues, and jazz.

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

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

“One of the finest guitarists I’ve ever heard.” (Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage)

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May
8
Sat
LIVE CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON
May 8 all-day

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

This Traditional Latin Band features Cuban Band Leader, Composer and Arranger Armandito Garcia .

Armandito comes from Santiago de Cuba, also known as the “Cradle of Son”, with its connection with traditional styles of Cuban music. He settled in Australia after ten years touring internationally with the legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle and Lady Salsa Show, performing in Europe, UK, Pacific Island, New Zealand and Australia.

On stage, the band is characterised by a high energy, distinctively Cuban sounds blend with gifted improvisation, with an authentic repertoire includes all the most popular and traditional rhythms of Cuba, ranging from Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba, to “Buena Vista Social Club” style of music.

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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
9
Sun
THE AEGEAN QUARTET: TO OUR MOTHERS WITH LOVE
May 9 all-day

Agean6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Aegean Quartet are back at Camelot Lounge with a Mother’s Day special!! A musical dedication to all mothers.

Greece’s rich musical heritage is adorned by songs from every region that are dedicated to mothers, the motherland or Mother Mary. Songs that speak of a mother’s love, the pain of a mother’s separation and many other themes.

The Aegean Quartet plan to bring their own mothers to this event! We hope you too can bring your mum to Camelot Lounge on Mother’s Day for a memorable night.

Aegean Quartet:
Jim Giannisis – Violin
Emmanuel Karantanis – Accordion
George Apostolidis – Guitar, Pontian Lyra
Michael Platyrrahos – Laouto, Cretan Lyra

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May
13
Thu
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
May 13 all-day

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

Mahalia Barnes has been in and around music her entire life which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic.  Don’t expect a quiet, polite, restrained gig, or a gimmicky soul show with costumes & scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw & exciting. Great players, great singing & so much feeling. Says Mahalia “The soul mates and I are heading back to our favourite Marrickville spot for another huge night of soul music.. The last few shows have sold out, so grab your tickets now!

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May
14
Fri
TOM BURLINSON: Now We’re Swingin’
May 14 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)

Presenting Australian star of screen and stage, Tom Burlinson, in his latest musical production, NOW WE’RE SWINGIN’ – a sensational, swinging salute to the masters of the genre.

Hot on the heels of the acclaimed theatrical production ‘Frank – A Life in Song’, which played highly successful seasons at premier venues around Australia, Tom has delved even deeper into the Great American Song Book to create Now We’re Swingin’.

This dazzling, energetic show presents a montage of swing classics by Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to the songs made famous by supercool swingers of the current era – Harry Connick Jr, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams.

Accompanying Tom on stage will be a eight piece band, including some of Australia’s best jazz musicians.

“Tom Burlinson is sensational! His delivery makes one feel he is talking and singing directly to you”
The Adelaide Advertiser

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May
15
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with KRIOLA COLLECTIVE @ Django
May 15 all-day

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

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

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

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

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SUPERSTITION: CELEBRATING STEVIE WONDER ON HIS BIRTHDAY
May 15 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)

Celebrating multi-platinum selling artist Stevie Wonder through a live band performance that will reproduce all the hits with soul authenticity. With twenty number one R&B hit songs, there will not b a single composition you wouldn’t have heard, and be prepared to hear it live with all the funk and soul the music demands. Featuring a hand picked team of some of Australia’s best soul musicians and vocalists, this will be an event impossible to miss.

Directed by Phil Lombardo who brought us The Purple Doves Prince Experience, 80s Funk Live, James Brown and The Music of Thriller Live, we are guaranteed to experience an unforgettable show. This will be a sell out event.

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May
16
Sun
BABY ET LULU
May 16 all-day

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

Join us for a night of French song, witty banter, magnifique music and sheer joie de vivre as Baby et Lulu return to their favourite venue!

Baby et Lulu, the Australian, ARIA-nominated, the “just plain irresistible” (The Music) faux-French sensations that are Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay), are thrilled to return to Camelot Lounge to present to you a night of French song right in your very living rooms! Along with their magnifique band of exquisite musicians who you know and love, they have been seducing audiences with their femme fatale glamour and très witty stage banter and making much loved albums of classic French chansons, as well as their own compositions, since 2009

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VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA @ Django
May 16 all-day

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

Victor Martinez Parada is arguably one of the greatest avant garde guitarists ever.

Victor Martinez Parada is one of the world’s most prominent solo guitarists, recognized as one of the finest avant-garde guitarists ever to come from his native country of Chile. He is an accomplished composer, teacher and performer specializing in Flamenco, Jazz, and Latin folk music. After a professional music career spanning more than 50 years audiences cherish his performances. A performance by Victor Martinez Parada will not only make you understand the way he has shaped music, but how music has shaped him. He is a musician’s musician who plays from the heart.

After nurturing the musical careers of his family for many years with the band Martinez Akustica, Victor Martinez Parada is now returning to his roots and taking his unique talent back on the road as a solo artist.

Martinez Akustica had an interesting approach to jazz and pop, highly energetic jazz laced with flamenco flair and modern improvisation by three great guitarists. – George Benson

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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.

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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.

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VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND
May 21 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 one and only Victor Valdes returns to Camelot!

Come and join him for a Mexican Party, as he performs with his Mexican 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.

A walking encyclopaedia of Latin music past and present, Victor has redefined the harp as a solo and lead instrument in a multitude of musical contexts. He’s played with everyone from Angus & Julia Stone and Los Lobos to Jimmy Barnes, and appeared on folk, world music, rock and blues festival stages Australia-wide.

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May
23
Sun
VISIONS OF NAR – Jeremy Rose, Zela Margossian, Bobby Singh & Hilary Geddes
May 23 all-day

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

Visions of Nar, Hymns of New Hope, is a new project born of many vital elements, sourcing two of the most progressive new voices in Australian jazz today, pianist Zela Margossian and saxophonist Jeremy Rose, with the ancient sounds of renowned tabla player Bobby Singh and the electric soundscapes of guitarist Hilary Geddes. In Armenian mythology, Nar is the goddess of water, sea and rain. A fiery creature that would force the heavens to open with her powers. The music takes this female energy as inspiration in a set of new compositions by Margossian and Rose commissioned by ABC Jazz. The new music offers hope into the world and a celebration of new beginnings.
Jeremy Rose – saxophones & bass clarinet; Zela Margossian – piano; Bobby Singh – tabla; Hilary Geddes – guitar

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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.

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Jun
4
Fri
THE LEGENDS OF 70s COUNTRY @ Django
Jun 4 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.

After a sold-out performance in April, The Legends Of 70s Country returns to Camelot Lounge. 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, Charlie Rich, 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, Casey Atkins, Julz Di Sisto, Scott Leishman, Nic Casey and Ged Corben 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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Jul
24
Sat
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Jul 24 all-day

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

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Django @ Camelot to set the dance floor alight with some Hard Funk. Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

Hit the dance floor with some heavy funk tunes from Kool & the Gang, JBs Funky People, The Meters, Parliament, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Brass Construction and more! Let the spirit of the boogie take your mind!

more info [1305200]