Dec
3
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS (BLUEBOTTLE KISS) @ Django
Dec 3 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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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
10
Thu
HAYLEY JENSEN SINGLE LAUNCH @ Django
Dec 10 all-day

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

Award winning singer-songwriter, Hayley Jensen is hitting the road this December for a stripped back tour to celebrate the release of her brand new single ‘Fireworks’!

The ‘Australian Idol’ finalist & ‘The Voice’ alumnus was described as ‘the whole package’ by coach Kylie Minogue, with her voice labeled ‘flawless’ and ‘fantabulous!’ by Will.I.Am. Hayley has since performed on stages across the globe – from Canada & the USA, to UK, Europe & the Middle East.

2019 was full of highlights for Jensen, as she toured her ARIA #3 Australian Country album ‘Turning Up The Dial’ across much of Australia and Canada. Performing at the Calgary Stampede & Dauphin’s CountryFest, the only Australian to feature on both line-ups.

Hayley is now working on a new album to be released via Social Family Records in mid 2021. The ‘Fireworks Tour’ will feature her latest singles, hit songs from past albums, plus showcase brand new, unreleased material! A consummate performer and storyteller – this is a show not to be missed!

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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

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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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THE PRAGMATICS’ COMEBACK SPECIAL @ Django
Dec 28 all-day

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

Like a perfectly timed newborn, The Pragmatics will play their only show for 2020 exactly nine months after their March show was cancelled.
The sense of fate is only enhanced when the date in question is December 28, elegantly poised between the day of eggnog and the night of hollow promises and Beaujolais tears. Think of this moment as your chance to recalibrate from Christmas and prepare for the New Year, in the comforting bosom of your rock’n’roll mates, The Pragmatics.
Although their social media has been quiet since that fateful announcement in March, the Prags have not been completely idle, exploring new decades, new artists, new grand hits and deep cuts that will make you smile.
You know what to expect: raucous takes on your favourites – those you’ve heard before and those you won’t see coming. Queen? Yep. Bowie? Sure. Fleetwood Mac? You know this. Simple Minds? INXS? The Jam? Yes, yes, yes. But how about some wild cards like Blur, Oasis, Black Crowes, World Party, REM and more.
Enough talk, more rock. Sydney’s Classic Bar Band is back.

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Dec
29
Tue
BRITISH ROCK: A Tribute to The Golden Era of British Music @ Django
Dec 29 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 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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VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND
Dec 29 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)

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

A walking encyclopedia 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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Dec
30
Wed
SPRINGSTEEN: BORN IN THE USA…Remembered, Replayed and Reimagined @ Django
Dec 30 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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Jan
1
Fri
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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KING TIDE @ Django
Jan 1 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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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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MARSALA
Jan 1 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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NADYA SINGS PIAF with Leonid Beshlei, Eddie Bronson, & Mark Harris @ Django
Jan 1 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). A must-see for lovers of Piaf and French Chanson!

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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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Jan
20
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Jan 20 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!

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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LOUIS TILLETT
Jan 22 all-day

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

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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Jan
23
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jan 23 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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THE SOUL MOVERS @ Django
Jan 23 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 to launch the clip and track of a real dance floor banger: “Hot Sauce” (out on ABC Music/ UMA).

Having launched “Strange Love” at Django to two sell-out shows, they are back in a fresh year to finish the job with another killer new release, the third track off their next album, “Evolution” – produced by Garth Porter and featuring the playing of Tony Mitchell (Sherbet) at Rancom St Studios in Sydney.

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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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
27
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Jan 27 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!

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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Jan
29
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Jan 29 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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SMOOTH SAILING YACHT ROCK PARTY
Jan 29 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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Jan
30
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Jan 30 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 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL @ Django
Jan 30 all-day

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

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

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

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Jan
31
Sun
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Jan 31 all-day

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

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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PANSURI @ Django
Jan 31 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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Feb
3
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Feb 3 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!

Feb
4
Thu
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
Feb 4 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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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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BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Feb 5 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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Feb
6
Sat
BUMP CITY
Feb 6 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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NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Feb 6 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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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.

more info [1305200]

Feb
11
Thu
DAVE WELLS @ Django
Feb 11 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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MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS with BAND
Feb 11 all-day

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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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BABY ET LULU
Feb 13 all-day

baby et lulu_29294Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
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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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

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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 Kym Parrish on vocals.

Kym 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 @ 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!).

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Feb 18 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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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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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Feb 19 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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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
21
Sun
MISTURA @ Django
Feb 21 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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SIMON TEDESCHI & KEVIN HUNT
Feb 21 all-day

Simon-Tedeschi-Kevin-Hunt-5bSession 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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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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Mar
5
Fri
TOM BURLINSON: Now We’re Swingin’
Mar 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)

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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Mar
7
Sun
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
9
Tue
TIM FREEDMAN
Mar 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)

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

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

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

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

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Mar
10
Wed
TIM FREEDMAN
Mar 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)

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

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

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

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

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Mar
11
Thu
TIM FREEDMAN
Mar 11 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
12
Fri
19-TWENTY @ Django
Mar 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)

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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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
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
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
26
Fri
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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Apr
18
Sun
CHUTNEY
Apr 18 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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