Apr
4
Thu
GIFFEN + BONNIESONGS @ Django
Apr 4 all-day

7pm door, 8pm show

With wistful, melodic charm and poetic lyricism, burgeoning new-folk ensemble Giffen return to Django!

Since the band’s formation in 2016 by seasoned singer/songwriter Marie Le Brun and long time musical partner, accordionist Luke Sweeting, Giffen have been winning the affections of folk and country music lovers alike with their nostalgic reflections of youth and family, enhanced by their lush instrumentation which includes rich, multi-layer harmonies, mandolin, double bass and beautifully placed percussion.

“Earnest and vulnerable…an experience that touches the soul” – The Summer Hill Folk Festival
“A standout act!” – The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival

Bonnie’s sweet ethereal vocals sail over the polyrhythmic backgrounds created between her guitar, percussion and vocal loops. Her imaginative lyrics tell stories of treehouses, mice, birds, flying and video games.

Described as “dreamy experimental indie folk” and compared to artists such as Bjork and Joanna Newsom, Bonniesongs is creating a unique sound in the Sydney songwriting scene.

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Apr
5
Fri
MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Apr 5 all-day
Monterey Pop Festival 

7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrating the music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s, Damien Lovelock has put together 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.

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Apr
6
Sat
COPE STREET PARADE ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django Bar
Apr 6 all-day

cope

7pm door, 9pm show

Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

In their 10th year The Cope Street Parade are considered one of Australia’s most established high energy music ensembles. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

The Cope Street Parade are launching their 7th studio album nationally in April 2019.

This is Australian swing music. The hot sounds of gypsy swing mixed with element of New Orleans traditional jazz meld together is a hotpot of cold beers and sunshine to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.

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VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 6 all-day

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 9pm show Saturday, 8pm show Sunday

Everybody’s favourite Russian criminals make their long-awaited return to Australian stages, launching their much-anticipated new album, “The Odessa Job”. The band has amassed an incredibly dedicated fan-base over the last 14 years, but for those who don’t know, VulgarGrad are a seven-piece band that play music by, for, and about Russian criminals – raw, raucous, and rude (particularly if you understand Russian).

Be prepared for a night of gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument you will ever see, the contrabass balalaika.
Experience drunken songs, inebriated waltzes, manic stomps, hot swing from the Cold War days along with punk classics of the Perestroika era.

Wear a striped top and learn to swear in Russian, and you will dance or the trumpeter will shoot you.

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Apr
7
Sun
4 KINGS play tribute to the 3 KINGS @ Django
Apr 7 all-day

4KINGS 20177pm doors, 8pm show

4 KINGS are set for an amazing tribute show featuring the ‘3 KINGS’ of the guitar blues at Django!

4 KINGS will be playing a special tribute to the ‘3 KINGS’ of the BLUES (Albert King, Freddie King, and BB King). 4 KINGS will faithfully recreate the guitar sounds and vibe of these iconic blues players while performing and singing some of their best known hits!

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

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VULGARGRAD (Melb) ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 7 all-day

vulgargrad 1a7pm doors, 9pm show Saturday, 8pm show Sunday

Everybody’s favourite Russian criminals make their long-awaited return to Australian stages, launching their much-anticipated new album, “The Odessa Job”. The band has amassed an incredibly dedicated fan-base over the last 14 years, but for those who don’t know, VulgarGrad are a seven-piece band that play music by, for, and about Russian criminals – raw, raucous, and rude (particularly if you understand Russian).

Be prepared for a night of gun-slinging, vodka-swilling, foul-mouthed disorder, and watch out for the biggest, most triangular instrument you will ever see, the contrabass balalaika.
Experience drunken songs, inebriated waltzes, manic stomps, hot swing from the Cold War days along with punk classics of the Perestroika era.

Wear a striped top and learn to swear in Russian, and you will dance or the trumpeter will shoot you.

more info [1305200]

Apr
10
Wed
THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB)
Apr 10 all-day

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge for 2 nights!

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.

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Apr
11
Thu
MINDY SOTIRI + THE WAYWARD DOVES @ Django
Apr 11 all-day

mindy7pm doors, 8pm show

‘Quirky and real, Sotiri’s honesty will strike you in a tender place’ (SMH)

‘Songs that reverberate honesty and real life’

Singer-songwriter Mindy Sotiri returns to Django along with her stunning band for a night of music, stories and questionable life advice. Mindy writes songs that are spun from the mess of every day life. She has developed a reputation for her unique and honest songwriting, as well as making the drunk women of Marrickville weep. She will be playing tunes from her critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Women Smoking’.

The Wayward Doves sing sad and funny songs for your listening pleasure. The band features songwriter Luke Russell, star of stage and screen Blazey Best, and the velvet voice of Nicole Smede. Big harmonies, small dance steps.

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THE BLACK SORROWS (MELB) SOLD OUT!!! WED SELLING FAST!!!
Apr 11 all-day

JC7pm doors, 8pm show

Due to huge demand the Black Sorrows return to Camelot Lounge for 2 nights!

The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R&B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop. Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same. Camilleri’s mantra is simple “we come to play and leave the audience feeling exhilarated”.

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Apr
12
Fri
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Jeff Duff & The Coney Island Babes present a night of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop
Apr 12 all-day

lou7pm doors, 9pm show

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE the music of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground Including a performance of Lou Reeds album masterpiece ‘TRANSFORMER’

starring: Jeff Duff and a killer band featuring John Encarnacao, Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!

A gutsy and powerful night of very cool music – ground breaking music that evolved from Andy Warhol’s famed Factory in New York during the creative madness of the 60s and 70s.Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground produced the trailblazing sounds that changed the nature of popular music forever.

Jeff Duff and a killer band salute Lou Reed with a performance of the entire ‘Transformer’ album plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed/ Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop classics.

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Apr
13
Sat
BABY ET LULU
Apr 13 all-day

Baby New Photo7pm doors, 9pm show

Baby et Lulu return to Camelot with all your favourite chansons, plus a new song or two.. ARIA-Nominated Baby et Lulu is a French extravaganza seeing Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride, Leonard Cohen shows) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay, Miriam Lieberman) come together with a sterling band to bring you a selection of beautiful chansons, including Gainsbourg, Piaf, Aznavour, Camille and their own originals.

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Apr
14
Sun
EVELYNE WELTLINGER (ALBUM LAUNCH) featuring DANIEL WELTLINGER @ Django
Apr 14 all-day

IMG_21237pm doors, 8pm show

Come and enjoy this evening of beautiful music, as Evelyne regales you with material from her soulful album, “Songs of My Heart”. You will hear a variety of music – melodic Yiddish songs with Evelyne’s lyrics in French and English, evergreen classics in an exotic mix of languages, and her own expressive compositions.

Violinist virtuoso Daniel Weltlinger, visiting from Berlin, happily features in this launch, as he does on Evelyne’ s CD.

The lineup of wonderful musicians also includes –

Marcello Maio – accordion/piano
Cameron Jones – guitar
Mark Harris – bass

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GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY: A TRIBUTE TO APOSTOLOS KALDARAS & STAVROS KOUGIOUMTZIS
Apr 14 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

A tribute to Apostolos Kaldaras and Stavros Kougioumtzi

Presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney and Steki Taverna

Steki Τaverna is bringing some of its talented musicians to celebrate and pay tribute to two of Greece’s finest composers at Camelot Lounge. Musical arrangements, vocals and electric guitar: Nikos Sousamidis. Vocals and guitar: Themis Ioakimidis. Bouzouki: John Zaharis and Serafim Bougiotis. Bass guitar: George Nikolopoulos.

Apostolos Kaldaras is perhaps best known for his big success “Νύχτωσε χωρίς φεγγάρι”, while Stavros Kougioumtzis is one of the most significant Greek music composers of the 20th century and was instrumental in George Dalaras’ early career.

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Apr
18
Thu
KALLIDAD + BEN CATLEY
Apr 18 all-day

Kallidad7pm doors, 8pm show

After a sold out show in 2018, Kallidad return to Camelot Lounge!

Day of the Dead “Flamingo Fiesta” trio Kallidad formed in unlikely circumstances five years ago, and partly by accident. From humble beginnings Kallidad have become a world class headining act.

An all instrumental show, Kallidad do not need to utter one word to create a bond with their audience, combining Spanish guitar styles with Heavy Metal roots to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group visit Europe, Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand.

Kallidad is one of Australia’s hardest working bands, constantly crisscrossing the great southern land, spreading their music and engaging with the land itself. The lineup is simple­ two Spanish guitars and percussion. But don’t let the lightweight set up fool you!

Ben Catley will be opening the show with his high energy performance. With frantic guitar playing, grooving foot-stomping and a huge stage presence, you’ll be sure to be on your feet and grinning.

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RICCARDO TESI & BANDITALIANA (Italy) @ Django
Apr 18 all-day

6027pm doors, 8pm show

Banditaliana celebrates its 25 years anniversary with a new album and a tour of Australia!!

With the scent of the Mediterranean sea, always a source of inspiration for their music, they are hitting with range of new songs and instrumental compositions. Music that has no borders, where tradition and innovation merge and blend together.

The quartet was founded in 1992 by Riccardo Tesi and is now one of the most famous internationally known Italian groups in the world music scene.

Original compositions, instrumental virtuosity, precious rhythmic blends and refined arrangements make up the stylistic element of the group that with its light and cheerful music has enchanted the audiences of the most important folk and world festivals.

Instigator of the rediscovery of the diatonic accordion, Riccardo Tesi revolutionised the image and vocabulary of this popular instrument by forcing the narrow boundaries of ethnic music to be included in the jazz and singer-songwriting field.

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Apr
20
Sat
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK (Sold Out! June 8 Now on Sale)
Apr 20 all-day

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

Due to huge demand after 3 sold out shows, this must see show returns to Camelot Lounge!

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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Apr
24
Wed
ARCHIE ROACH
Apr 24 all-day

Archie7pm doors, 8pm show

Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach emerged in the early ’90s. His ARIA-winning debut album, Charcoal Lane, was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 50 albums of 1992. It centred around Archie’s heartbreaking song, “Took the Children Away”.

Archie’s career has spanned three decades. His work has been recognised locally and internationally. He has shared the stage with some of the world’s most iconic artists, including the late Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Billy Bragg, Paul Simon, Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega and Patti Smith.

Archie will be performing songs from his new 3 CD box set of recent live shows, Into the Bloodstream 2012; Let Love Rule 2016 and Dancing With My Spirit 2018, marking the first time Archie has released recordings of his live concerts.

His music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition. His voice – uniquely Australian and undeniably universal – continues to resonate for us all.

Apr
25
Thu
EDGELARKS: Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin (UK)
Apr 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm

Winners of the BBC Folk Award for “Best Duo”, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin combine hauntingly beautiful vocal harmonies, astonishing instrumental virtuosity with genre-bending material telling tales of myth, history and legend.

Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK’s best dobro and harmonica players. Having immersed himself in the music of the British Isles, America’s deep south and Indian classical music he specialises in lap slide techniques, drawing together these diverse influences to create a unique and captivating voice. His innovative harmonica style combines Country Blues with beat-boxing to jaw-dropping effect.

Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Writing on fiddle, viola and banjo, her songs weave folklore and legends around beautiful melodies and haunting harmonies.

This extraordinary UK duo have performed at Woodford, Cygnet, Illawarra, Fairbridge and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, and Blue Mountains Music Festival to an overwhelmingly warm reception.

“Imaginative dobro, guitar and harmonica work … evocative fiddle and banjo playing and enchanting vocals.”
4.5 stars ★★★★½ ~ Tony Hillier, The Australian

“Combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma… Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original.” – The Guardian

“A modern classic… one of the best duos on the planet.” – BBC

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REECE MASTIN + JAMES VAN COOPER
Apr 25 all-day

reece

7pm doors, 8pm

Reece Mastin’s show is not one you would expect from a 90’s baby. It’s rock ‘n’ roll straight out of a time capsule – and that by no means is an understatement. Call it what you will, reincarnation, spiritual inspiration, naivety or carelessness to what is “main stream” or “cool”, this show and this sound, is cemented in pure love and passion for rock ’n’ roll, and finding true identity through music.

Since separating himself from the large corporate labels, Mastin has produced three powerful rock records, “Rebel and the Reason”, “ Change Colours” and most recently, “Suitcase Of Stories” – and you can see and feel as clear as a cloudless day, that this is what he was born to do.

If you’re looking for some new music and something more than a passing fancy, take a trip down to Reece’s world, and stay along for the ride. We are all sure hoping for a long journey to come.

James Van Cooper has  developed into an Australian Americana/Country Guitar Rock performer, his sound dedicated to the stylings of cool country hipsters Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams. James is also a gifted guitarist – his playing leaves you in smoking ruins and his songwriting is beyond tweet-sized pop nonsense.  When James isn’t doing his own this he is the guitarist for Mi Sex and Glenn Shorrock.

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Apr
26
Fri
NEVER ENDING 80’s
Apr 26 all-day

NE80s

7pm doors, 9pm show

There’s no other decade like the 80’s. It was THE era of BIG HAIR, BIG HITS, BIG FUN and the birth of MTV Unplugged

To celebrate the 30 years since MTV Unplugged graced our TV screens, Australia’s favourite 80s band presents the hits of THE BEST decade ever, Plugged and Unplugged

First Set: Stripped back & raw… the band allows the lyrics and melodies to shine as they take on all the classic 80’s hits like Careless Whisper (George Michael) Cyndi Lauper (True Colors) Take On Me (a-ha) Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi) and Papa Don’t Preach (Madonna) and many more of your favourites in acoustic mode, showcasing just how good the songs of the 80’s really are, and why we love them so much!

Then…

Second Set: All inspired we FLICK THE PARTY SWITCH, plug in and bring the night home big time, in our famous dance party mode.

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THE SICARIOS: The Best of CCR, TOM PETTY and NEIL YOUNG @ Django
Apr 26 all-day

sicarios7pm doors, 9pm show

The best of Creedence, Neil Young, Tom Petty played by The SICARIOS, have earned the reputation for truly nailing these classic songs. Led by the irrepressible Lloyd G on vocals / drums out front, whose love and respect of these artists is evident in his captivating storytelling and intense energetic performance throughout the night. He manages to inject new layers of meaning and significance to the music and his warm, witty stage presence really makes the audience feel part of the show. And that’s not even to say how he perfectly captures the vocal timbres of Fogerty, Petty and Young.

Featuring some of the country’s finest musicians, this band will have you captivated from start to finish, and you truly won’t want the show to end.

Be quick to get your tickets, as this show will sell out.

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Apr
28
Sun
CHAIKA ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr 28 all-day

chaika

7pm doors, 8pm

Described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), Chaika create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Australia’s own stunning landscapes. Their genre-blending sounds have been branded by fans as ‘Nomadic Folk-Jazz’. Employing ethereal harmonies (in several languages), a myriad of instruments and a dynamic ability for discovery, Chaika re- imagine and create their own exuberant music traversing incredible landscapes with jazz-like dexterity.

This April, 2019, they will release their third LP ‘Arrow’ – an almost completely original suite of work injected with the compositional personalities of all 6 members. Chaika comprises musicians who have written for and performed with a truly diverse roster, including Monsieur Camembert, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, The Brandenburg Orchestra, Riley Lee, Mara! & The Martenitsa Choir, and The Song Company to name a few.

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May
2
Thu
THE PUNCH SESSIONS with PAULA PUNCH + ABI TUCKER @ Django
May 2 all-day

Abi and Paula7pm doors, 8pm show

The Punch Sessions was created by Phil Punch of Electric Avenue Studios, and Paula Punch with their music friends, to showcase local singer-songwriters and musicians for an evening of beautiful tunes and entertainment. This session includes:.

Paula Punch who has recently returned from touring the Californian West Coast and Nashville!. The band includes Robin Gist on guitars, and Marko Simec.

Abi Tucker is an actress and singer songwriter, probably best known for her roles on Australian television, ranging from McLeod’s Daughters to Playschool. Join us as she performs a mix of raw, romantic ballads and uptempo love songs, and relays stories that are told by a woman who has managed to maintain an exciting and unique career spanning over three decades within Australias tough show business.

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THE RODRIC WHITE SEPTET present THE BILLIE HOLIDAY SHOW
May 2 all-day

Billie Holiday & Rodric's hands on the piano7pm doors, 8pm show

The Rodric White Septet featuring singer Simone Waddell present an evening of music celebrating the inspiring legacy of Billie Holiday (7th April 1915 – 17th July 1959), American jazz musician and singer / songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.

Nicknamed ‘Lady Day’ by her friend and music partner saxophonist Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Billie pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Her vocal style has strongly inspired generations of jazz singers and instrumentalists.

Rodric‘s Septet features the elegant vocals of Simone Waddell performing such classic Lady Day songs as ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans’, ‘Lover Man’, ‘Don’t Explain’, ‘What A Little Moonlight Can Do’, ‘I Cover The Waterfront’, ‘Fine & Mellow’ & many more.

Simone Waddell (vocals), Rodric White (piano / music arrangements) Ralph Pyl (trumpet), Jason Morphett (tenor saxophone), Danny Carmichael (trombone), Peter Kohlhoff (acoustic bass), Steve Ley (drums).

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May
3
Fri
THE NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE
May 3 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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May
4
Sat
A NIGHT OF CREAM & HENDRIX @ Django
May 4 all-day

cream hendrix7pm doors, 9pm show

Join Drey Rollan and crew for a musical experience that cuts right to the heart of where psychedelic blues-rock guitar began. Life in London was bustling in the swinging 60’s, with the explosion of the British invasion hitting the world over.

Whilst the Beatles were conquering America, there was another sound commanding attention, three dynamic musicians from the London Blues and Jazz scene would form the first power trio called Cream. Featuring Eric Clapton a guitar god, Bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker, this super group would create the Blues Rock genre. Together Cream crafted four incredible albums within a two year a period. Hits such as I feel free, sunshine of your love, White Room and Crossroads.

This sound became iconic when the most talked about guitarist of all time Jimi Hendrix came on to the scene taking the sound to supernatural heights. The American landed in London formed the Jimi Hendrix experience with bassist Noel Redding and Drummer Mitch Mitchell. This would be a power group with another short career due to Jimi’s tragic death in 1970. In the space of two years this power trio created three massive albums, with monster hits like Hey Joe, purple Haze, Foxy Lady and Voodoo Child.

The Cream and Hendrix Tribute show has melded together some of the Cream and Hendrix classics, to transport you back to where music became colours that lit up the room.

Featuring: Drey Rollan on Guitar; Scott Leishman on Bass; Craig Whitaker on Drums; and special vocalists Akira Alvarez, Bobbie Green & Moses York!

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MARSALA (SOLD OUT: 5 July now on sale)
May 4 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, The Balkans, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

“Every groove was somewhere between vibrant and irresistible, and virtually every solo raised the stakes of its host song, whether it was Khusid’s diamond-edged trumpet blazing on Dark Eyes or Stojcevski’s machine-gun alto on Wedding Cocek. For 140 minutes this was music as art and for dancing all at once; music for going a little crazy. And the community that goes crazy together sticks together.” John Shand SMH

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May
5
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR & COURTNEY SEVERINI present CAFÉ CONTINENTALE
May 5 all-day

court and dahlia7pm doors, 8pm show

Café Continentale – A luscious Latin Music Celebration.

A feast of Italian/Neapolitan Golden oldies with a contemporary kink, Spanish evergreens with a peek into 15th Century Sephardic Andalusia, heartfelt Brazilian joyous/melancholic love lores and a sprinkling of French and English hot garnish…

Dahlia Dior and Courtney Severini combined their vocal/instrumental talents and passion to create this magical show. They are joined by the mercurial Mark Harris on double bass and Jess Ciampa’s rousing percussion.
Café Continental – A night of bewitching melodies, tantalising
harmonies, rousing rhythms and stimulating stories.

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GUITARRA FLAMENCA feat. PACO LARA (Spain) & DAMIAN WRIGHT (Aus) @ Django
May 5 all-day

Damian-Paco-photo-crop7pm doors, 8pm show

ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT presenting a performance of spectacular flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Joaquin Rodrigo & more.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry.

“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.

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May
9
Thu
EVAN YAKO’S MIDNIGHT MUSICIANS + PACO GARCIA (Mexico)
May 9 all-day

 

image17pm doors, 8pm show

Evan Yako’s Midnight Musicians is an eclectic mix of music featuring tunes from around the globe. These performances will give you an insight of the magical music featuring the best of Latin, Fusion and Jazz from all corners of the world.

Evan Yako’s Midnight Musicians will feature Jennifer Park/vocalist, Carlito Akam/guitarist and Lucho Valverde/pianist

Francisco ‘Paco’ Garcia brings a unique blend of musical influences to the shores of Australia – performing works of classical guitar, jazz, gypsy jazz, Latin and Spanish guitar. Paco’s musical journey comes all the way from a prestigious pathway of guitar refinement tutelage from world renowned maestros in Mexico. His passion for interpreting from Spanish and Mexican composers is a true pleasure to witness and his adoration for jazz is equally exhilarating for audiences far and wide.

Upon gracing the lands of Australia, he has been supported by the Embassy of Mexico in Australia to deliver his continuing his Australian tour.

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May
10
Fri
ROB SNARSKI ALBUM LAUNCH (THE BLACKEYED SUSANS) w/SHANE O’MARA + AMANDA BROWN
May 10 all-day

ROB 20197pm doors, 9pm show

Since the release of Snarski’s acclaimed debut solo album “Wounded Bird” there’s been an album of cover songs (by request | recorded on an iphone)~ “Low Fidelity”, then the return to his beloved band The Blackeyed Susans for the album “Close Your Eyes and See” …and in-between a set of short whimsical, music and family related tales within his sweet memoir “You’re Not Rob Snarski ~ Crumbs from the Cake”.

So it makes perfect sense “Sparrow & Swan” (his second solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes ~ there are stories here from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki …and the weather ~ there’s always the weather, the extremities ~ the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice …and birds, what’s with the birds?

The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki ~ think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.

Amanda Brown [soundtrack composer, violinist, singer and Go-Between] will be opening the show.

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THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
May 10 all-day

petty nicks7pm doors, 9pm show

Sophie Jones (Smith & Jones) has teamed up with Sydney based producer/singer-songwriter Michael Carpenter to present a 2 set 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.

more info [1305200]

May
11
Sat
MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
May 11 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE SOUL MOVERS (SOLD OUT! June 15 Now On Sale!)
May 11 all-day

soul7pm doors, 9pm show

STOP PRESS: Following the SOUL’D OUT signs going up on The Soul Movers March 16th album launch show at Django we can now announce that due to massive public demand a second date has been added.

Saturday May 11th will see Camelot Lounge shake, rock and soul with the songs that were recorded in some of the most iconic recording studios in soul recording history – they can be found on the Bona Fide album which is released late March – don’t miss this chance to catch The Soul Movers in Sydney before they continue to lap the country on this album launch tour.

more info [1305200]

May
12
Sun
MOTHERS DAY with THE YOUNG WOMANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
May 12 all-day

ywjo7pm doors, 8pm show

On Mother’s Day, we present a celebration of women in jazz featuring the Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra (YWJO).

YWJO is made up of talented young women aged 16 to 22, and is Sirens Big Band’s youth development program, directed by trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood. Playing fresh and exciting repertoire with a focus on Australian composers, this energetic 17 piece group will be presenting 2 colourful sets including swing, ska, Afro-Cuban and contemporary jazz.

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THE PAT POWELL SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND @ Django
May 12 all-day

Pat Powell7pm doors, 8pm show

With a career that spans over four decades and right across the globe, Pat Powell is one of Australia’s most accomplished vocal talents. From ska to blues. Hip-hop to soul. RnB to reggae, the extraordinary depth of musical versatility is exemplified by the bands he in. These include The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Declan Kelly Presents: Diesel n’Dub, The Protesters, Dancing in the Shadows of Motown, Blues and Soul Extravaganza and Chocolate Jazz: From the blues to bebop to name a few..

For this special one off show, Pat and his all star band are delving deep into the music of blues legends, plus a few of their own originals.

Joining Pat for this incredible show is Illya Szwec (Guitar), Continental Rob Susz (Harmonica), Lachy Doley (Keys), Antero Cesyin (Drums) and Mike Rix (Bass).

For lovers of the blues or lovers of great music, this is a night not to be missed.

more info [1305200]

May
15
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
May 15 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django @ Camelot. With 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 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

May
16
Thu
A Night Of Gypsy Swing with TINEL DRAGOI & JOSEPH ZARB + THE CAMERON JONES TRIO @ Django
May 16 all-day

unnamed (2)7pm doors, 8pm show

Get set for a night of Gypsy and Gypsy Swing music at Django @ Camelot. A concert full of l’amour de la vie and musical virtuosity featuring Joseph  Zarb (Marsala) performing in a stunning duo setting with master of authentic gypsy violin Tinel Dragoi, plus the Cameron Jones Trio.

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LIZA OHLBACK (Album Launch) + MATT ROSS
May 16 all-day

Liza7pm doors, 8pm show

Winner of 3 Australian Chain Awards, Soulful Blues Songstress Liza Ohlback is launching her new CD “MERCY TRAIN with a big allstar band doing her unique mix of Soulful Blues/New Orleans Jazz/funk served with a Gospel Spirit, This stunning album has Already reached no #1 on the Australian Blues Charts in Dec and charted at 28 in the UK on debut. Liza also was in the First Ladies of Soul, Pearl-the Janis Joplin Story and sang at the Opera House in 2016-2017 for the 100 year anniversary shows of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald She has played venues and festivals all over Australia and her last 3 albums saw her receive many awards and chart successes.

Joining her on the night is world renowned Organ/piano/vocalist Clayton Doley who co wrote some of the songs and played on the album, Eric Rasmussen (Heatwave, Doug Williams), Mick Malouf ( Glenn Cardier, Melinda Scneider) Greg Ohlback (Julian Lennon) and Brass players Dave Weir (Jessica Malbouy, Weird assembly) Daniel “Ducky” Moore ( Hot Potato Band) Stay tuned for special guests!!

Opening this great night will be Matt Ross – one of the stars of the “Songs & Tales of Angry old men “ who will whip up an accoustic storm of Gospel, Country and Americana , stories of heartache, Justice and freedom and delivered with his unique Rich, voice and gutsy/Rootsy guitar.

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May
17
Fri
MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES MARIACHI BAND
May 17 all-day

VICTOR 5A7pm doors, 9pm show

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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May
18
Sat
BALKAN GYPSY PARTY with NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA @ Django
May 18 all-day

nads7pm door, 9pm show

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

Nadya’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. . ”

(John Shand, SMH)

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TIJUANA TAXI: A TRIBUTE TO THE TIJUANA BRASS
May 18 all-day

tijuana taxi7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

TIJUANA TAXI is an entertainment experience not to miss!

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May
19
Sun
JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS
May 19 all-day

jonah7pm doors, 8pm show

Sydney’s hottest community a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night! Book early to avoid disappointment!

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SANGEET MISHRA (India) @ Django
May 19 all-day

sangeet7pm doors, 8pm show

Sangeet will colour your mind with intoxicating melody and rhythm with a depth of knowledge and cultural understanding that has been passed down from generation to generation. “Sangeet is sound or music in Sanksrit and follows a deep belief of spirit in sound”. Sangeet Mishra is an 8th generation sarangi player from Benares.  On Tabla Maharshi Raval from Gudgrat, India. They will be performing a traditional raag set to the time of day and season. Both artists have been touring nationally and internationally and will take you on an explosive musical journey.

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May
22
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
May 22 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django @ Camelot. With 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 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

May
23
Thu
AMBRE HAMMOND & MARCELLO MAIO
May 23 all-day

ambremarcello7pm doors, 8pm show

The ever popular duo of Ambre Hammond and Marcello Maio reunite for another sultry evening of music by South American composers Astor Piazzolla (Argentina) and Antônio Carlos Jobim (Brazil).

Classical pianist Ambre and Accordion virtuoso Marcello combine forces as they orchestrate their instruments bringing passion and fire to their own exquisite arrangements of some of Piazzolla’s most beloved Tangos from their popular 2012 album release – ‘Oblivion’.

And now they also bring the music of Jobim to the mix as they prepare to release their 2nd collaborative album playing arrangements of lesser known yet very beautiful works by this magnificent classical Brazilian composer.

A guaranteed evening of fun banter and heated musical passion from two of Sydney’s most fiery musicians – A fun and magical night guaranteed.

“Being such an admirer of Ambre Hammond and a lover of Piazzolla, this music went straight to my heart. Add the passion of Marcello Maio and you have an experience that transcends genre and does what great music can sometimes do – it elevates the listener’s consciousness.”
James Morrison

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RICK PRICE @ Django
May 23 all-day

Rick-Price 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

Rick Price returns to Django @ Camelot for a rare intimate show.

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

“When I think of the very best that the Australian music industry has to offer, Rick Price and his debut album are always at the top of my list. While it has been over 25 years since I was first exposed to this exceptional album, I can say with complete honesty that it feels as fresh as the day it was released.” Mark Greentree Subject Sounds

“Whether you’re a seasoned Rick Price attendee or seeing him for the first time, Rick’s honest banter and engaging stage presence has you leaving his gig feeling like you’ve’ know him for years. When it comes to Australian male vocalists and songwriters, Rick Price deserves to be regarded among the very best.” – The Rockpit

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May
24
Fri
VIVID SYDNEY: KATIE NOONAN ‘BY REQUEST’ + JACK CARTY (SOLD OUT)
May 24 all-day

ktnoonan 7pm doors, 9pm show

Don’t miss the chance to see 5 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery as she performs a ‘by request’ show, performing your favourite tracks. Katie will be taking requests for songs via her facebook page and performing them in the intimate, stripped back setting of Camelot Lounge for a very special show.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Jack Carty will be opening the show. He has had a massive few years. 4 critically acclaimed full-length albums; international touring; festivals; a number 1 independent album; a top 40 debut; sold out shows from Lismore to London; an APRA Professional Development Award; relocating to write, record and tour from a base in the UK; and now, a brand-new album for guitar, vocal and string quartet, written with long-time collaborator and former Papa vs. Pretty bassist Gus Gardiner.

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VIVID SYDNEY: MIRIAM LIEBERMAN TRIO @ Django
May 24 all-day

miriam7pm doors, 8pm show

“Something of a renaissance woman… Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” – Sydney City News

This Sydney based singer songwriter is known not only for her unmistakable voice and songwriting, but for playing the 21 string West African harp, known as the kora. Miriam draws her influences from far and wide – having most notably spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa.

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice. Playing kora as well as acoustic guitar, Miriam is joined by exceptional string players – violinist Carl St Jacques and Susie Bishop. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that melds into a soaring beautiful soundscape.

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May
25
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
May 25 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

“Gloriously melodramatic, extraordinary musical prowess and breathless panache…ensemble playing at it’s finest” (The Drum).

With sensitivity, virtuosity, & astonishing energy, Triple ARIA Award-winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original, irresistibly potent blend. Or as The Age put it, “a brazen and intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences. Monsieur Camembert has received standing ovations around the globe, with acclaimed performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the International Leonard Cohen Festival to name just a couple of highlights.

“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. Simply the best Gypsy band in the land! ” (John Shand, SMH).

 more info [1305200]
VIVID SYDNEY: SHANE NICHOLSON @ Django
May 25 all-day

SN7pm doors, 9pm show

From his early days with Brisbane’s Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as Australia’s leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry.

He has won 3 ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and his hugely successful collaborations with Kasey Chambers Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin, 10 Golden Guitar Awards – including 2018 Male Artist Of The Year – and an APRA award.

Shane is widely regarded as a major player in the Alternative Country field in Australia and the USA, having been nominated multiple times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.

more info [1305200]

May
26
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: SUPER RATS @ Django
May 26 all-day

SuperRats27pm doors, 8pm show

Classic Romanian music, from Canberra. At last something sweet from the Capital!
Super Rats play lautari music, from the gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.

After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats to present virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Cine știe cunoaște!

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VIVID SYDNEY: VAUDEVILLIA by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band!
May 26 all-day

mic 2a 7pm doors, 8pm show

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! as Mic Conway’s National Junk Band presents their own version of comedy-cabaret mayhem, inspired by the vaudevillians of yester year for VIVID Sydney. Music, magic, comedy, sight gags, fire-eating and some very funny songs. See Mic Conway, Phil Donnison, Marcus Holden, Cazzbo Johns, and Junkyard Jeremy Cook.

PLUS CAMEOS from: Mr Withaspoon, Marjorie Snodgrass, Phileas McBlurt, and this month’s special guest is the amazing Frank Ozo as guest magician and juggler extraordinaire!

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

more info [1305200]

May
29
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
May 29 all-day

gac

Every Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django @ Camelot. With 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 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!

630pm – 815pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

VIVID SYDNEY: TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER (SOLD OUT!)
May 29 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.

From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea.. Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long over due) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers! “Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited rock’n’roll bands.

more info [1305200]

May
30
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: MINGUS AMONGST US @ DJANGO
May 30 all-day

Mingus 17pm doors, 8pm show

Steve Fitzmaurice (baritone sax) brings to life the fiery, energetic compositions of Charles Mingus with an all-star line up including Chris O’dea (tenor sax), Peter Farrah (alto sax), Jamie Cameron (drums), Marty Holoubek (bass), Rose Foster (trombone), Mark Barnsley (trombone), Ray Cassar (trumpet), & Tim Fisher (piano).

‘Mingus Amongst Us’ perfectly captures the raucous, fiery energy that Mingus and his compositions were famous for!

“It’s raucous, just as Mingus would have liked it!”
Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz

“Earthy, passionate and sophisticated, blues and gospel inspired jazz”
Roger Mitchell@Ausjazz.net

“There’s so much energy in Mingus, so much of it is released by this ensemble” Roger Mitchell @Ausjazz.net.au

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VIVID SYDNEY: TEX PERKINS & MATT WALKER (SOLD OUT!)
May 30 all-day
©Martin Philbey Tex Perkins - The Beasts of Bourbon 15th February 2007 Melbourne - Australia All Rights Reserved

7pm doors, 8pm show

Tex Perkins has played a key role in Australian music It’s understandably difficult to pull together a coherent picture of a man whose career has taken in everything from the groundbreaking experimental punktonica of Sydney mid-80s noiseniks Thug to the lilting, dark country of his recent material with the Dark Horses.

From the hard edged pub rock of the Beasts Of Bourbon’s, a snarling slice of filthy pub rock to the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea.. Then there’s the Tex, Don & Charlie albums, which saw Perkins joining forces with the legendary Don Walker, Cold Chisel’s pianist and master songwriter and son of the Clarence Valley, and Charlie Owen, previously Australia’s best kept musical secret.

Now is Tex’s exciting new (and long over due) collaboration with Matt Walker (a great artist in his own right) for duo shows. It’s a blues swamp-groove kinda thing that’s a little reminiscent of some of the things in Tex’s back catalogue. Many new originals inhabit the setlist, but see them now while they still have to flesh out the set with a few Cruel Sea covers! “Tex has the swagger, presence and indomitable attitude that comes from years of fronting some of Australia’s most intense and spirited rock’n’roll bands.

more info [1305200]

May
31
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
May 31 all-day

james taylor 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

A Tapestry of Fire and Rain is a genuinely moving, nostalgic concert performance – the music and legacy of Carole King and James Taylor. Two long-time friends (of more than 40 years) and collaborators, prominent Jazz singer Di Bird and Peter O’Regan capture the essence of friendship through music with their dynamic performances. They are joined in this venture by the master of guitar Steve Brien as Musical Director and Max Alduca on double bass.

Both artists have frequently been stylistically compared to Carole King and James Taylor. Now, with the same amazing onstage chemistry as those superstars, they take their audiences back in time with favourites like “How Sweet It Is,” “Carolina in My Mind,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and of course, the incomparable, “You’ve Got a Friend.” For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must!

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VIVID SYDNEY: KINGDOM BROTHERS (USA) + DARREN JACK BAND @ Django
May 31 all-day

KB DJ Band7pm door, 9pm show

Hailing from Saint Louis, the city that launched the careers of Albert King, Chuck Berry, Grant Green, Henry Townsend, Johnnie Johnson, Fontella Bass, Ike and Tina Turner, Little Milton, Miles Davis, Oliver Sain, comes Kingdom Brothers. A contemporary Blues band drawing from their city’s musical roots.

Kingdom Brothers are featured artists in The National Blues Museum in America. The title cut “Times Hard” is featured in the Spike Lee produced movie, “Cronies.”

Multiple award-winning Blues artist Darren Jack has been electrifying audiences with his signature powerhouse Rock ‘n’ Blues and original music for the last twenty years. Jack has taken out 5 Australian Blues Music Awards and has won the Sydney Blues Challenge an unprecedented two times. His music will take you from blistering, gut wrenching blues to smooth melodies that will soothe your soul. Jack’s honesty and commitment are the real deal.

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Jun
1
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Jun 1 all-day

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

Following amazing sell out shows over the years at Camelot, the 13 piece Mucho Mambo orchestra returns to Camelot Lounge, with two big sets of Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero and New Orleans grooves.

Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s and moves through to the great Big Band Salsa sounds of today, always reinventing them with a funky new edge.

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

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VIVID SYDNEY: PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE @ Django
Jun 1 all-day

pape 3a7pm doors, 9pm show

Serving up a heavenly cocktail of African music, Chosani Afrique is catchy, soulful, energetic and powerful. This live show is a feast for the senses – bright traditional african costumes and irresistibly danceable songs. A captivating live band, Chosani Afrique invite you to one of the best african parties in town!

Pape Mbaye is an multi-instrumental percussionist, playing Djembe, Sabar, Balafon and Guitar. His original songs are based upon traditional proverbs and stories. Pape has an undeniable ability to unlock all inhibitions, igniting the senses in his dynamic compositions and powerful delivery.

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Jun
2
Sun
IRENE VACONDIOS, SOTIRIS PROCOPIOU & FRIENDS present ‘SONGS OF GREEK CINEMA’ @ Django
Jun 2 all-day

Music of Greek Cinema7pm doors, 8pm show

Irene Vacondios and Sotiris Procopiou and Friends present ‘Songs of Greek Cinema’ written by legendary Greek Composers, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarhakos, Mikis Theodorakis and Mimis Plessas to name a few.

Join us for an evening of song and dance celebrating songs and music of the Greek Silver Screen. Songs performed by some of Greece’s finest vocal artists, including, Marinella, Vicky Mosholiou, Jenny Vanou, Grigoris Bithikotsis and the unforgettable Melina Mercouri and many more!!!

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VIVID SYDNEY: CHAOS & THE NIGHTINGALE feat. ILAN KIDRON and BABY ET LULU
Jun 2 all-day

chaos

7pm doors, 8pm show

Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe” – Lao Tzu

This shining collaboration of multi APRA, ARIA and ASCAP award winning singers, musicians, composers and songwriters is a surrendering embrace to the songs and musical pieces that have steered their ships through the storm.

Billboard #1 songsmith and singer Ilan Kidron and his new band Glass Breakers (Jonathan Zwartz, Oliver Thorpe, Stu Hunter, Evan Mannell and Eddie Bronson) are joined by incandescent Camelot favourites duo Baby et Lulu (Abby Dobson and Lara Goodridge) and majestic Cantor George Mordechai as they seek solace in the songs that have accompanied them through the chaos of life, love and loss.

This tribute will feature original material and will also borrow from the rich and vast songbook of French chanson, Ladino, Nigun, pop electronica, folk, and punk rock-cabaret.

As a special production for Vivid Festival, “Chaos and the Nightingale” will also feature artist David Brook as he creates a live projection artwork to “dance” with the music.

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Jun
5
Wed
VIVID SYDNEY: THE IDEA OF NORTH
Jun 5 all-day
TION7pm doors, 8pm show

Multi ARIA Award-winning vocal group The Idea of North returns to Camelot for the first time since 2016 to showcase their most recent and best iteration yet. With the addition of incredible vocal percussionist Kai Kitamura, the group’s repertoire, sound and musical expression has broadened in ways that make your experience of what these five singers can do with only the human voice even more incredible.

You’ll hear songs you know and songs you don’t, you’ll luxuriate in the kaleidoscope of feels this group awakens in its audiences.

more info [1305200]

 

Jun
6
Thu
THE MARRAKESH CLUB @ Django
Jun 6 all-day

MC

7pm doors, 8pm show

Come and enter The Marrakesh Club. A fusion of world music, jazz, soul and everything delicious and contemporary awaits.

Harking influences from Cat Empire, James Brown, Buena Vista Social Club and Sade to name a few and combining with flavours from Egypt, Latin America, Poland and the Gypsy caravans of southern Italy.

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VIVID SYDNEY: GREGG ARTHUR with QUARTET QUARTET
Jun 6 all-day

 GA7pm doors, 8pm show

Gregg Arthur is an Australian entertainer who’s career has taken him all around the world. In his new show for Vivid Festival Gregg shares the stage with his jazz quartet and string quartet creating a lush, romantic and yet vibrant concert experience. The 2 hour show features personalised orchestrations written for Gregg by the late Maestro Tommy Tycho AM MBE, as well as arrangements by Andrew Scott, Craig Scott, Tatyana Lukich and Gregg himself, ranging from popular adult contemporary hits, classic jazz standards, and songs written by Gregg that have become much loved fan favourites.

Joining Gregg on stage is Quartet Quartet,
Andrew Scott (Piano), Craig Scott (Double bass), Tim Geldens (Drums), Michael Avgenicos (Tenor sax), Tatyana Lukich (Violin), Nataliya Lukich (Violin), Marianne Yeomans (Viola) and Sally Schinckel-Brown (Cello).

Produced by Meredith O’Reilly

www.greggarthur.com

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Jun
7
Fri
PURPLE DOVES present PRINCE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
Jun 7 all-day

prince

7pm doors, 9pm show

The Purple Doves return after their last 9 SOLD OUT shows at Camelot Lounge to celebrate PRINCE on his birthday weekend. 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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VIVID SYDNEY: LOBSTERMAN @ Django
Jun 7 all-day

sgt lobster7pm doors, 9pm show

Lobsterman is one of the great cult artists of our time. Labouring away in obscurity in Sydney (northern beaches – inner west – northern beaches) since the mid-1980s, Chris Lobb’s finely crafted vignettes reflect upon life’s seeming insignificant elements, to sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant effect. He commands a devoted following in Sydney and, curiously, Tasmania. China Pig Records is collating some of the most intriguing tracks from 100+ releases for the Lobsterman Archives series. The show is to launch Volume 3, which brings us up to the year 2000, give or take.

ThIS showcase for Vivid Sydney on Friday 7 June brings musicians together from around the country to reform Lobster’s 1990s bands Unseen and the original Lobsterman band in a one-off celebration not to be missed. Recommended for fans of Captain Beefheart, The Fall and Laughing Clowns. Join us to celebrate a living legend!

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Jun
8
Sat
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Jun 8 all-day

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

Due to huge demand after 4 sold out shows, this must see show returns to Camelot Lounge!

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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VIVID SYDNEY: BONDI CIGARS @ Django
Jun 8 all-day

unnamed (3)7pm door, 9pm show

Bondi Cigars are making their Django at Camelot debut this June as part of Vivid Sydney!

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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Jun
9
Sun
VIVID SYDNEY: LEE COULTER & DIXIE MAXWELL (USA) @ Django
Jun 9 all-day

lee7pm doors, 9pm show

When you start something new, you don’t expect success at first attempt. But when unsigned singer-songwriters Lee Coulter & Dixie Maxwell teamed up for the first time, their single “We You Me” shot to the top of the itunes singles chart in Australia and New Zealand.

It was no accident. “Overnight success” doesn’t apply when there are decades of paying dues between the two of them. As two seasoned singer songwriters – Coulter originally from Brisbane, Australia and Maxwell from San Diego, CA (with a year stint in the Nashville scene) – they have quietly honed their crafts in the background of cafes, bars and restaurants across the USA.

Together, their sound is exponential. It’s like modern indie-folk meets a classic movie. Encouraged by this fact, the success of their first single and a Kickstarter that reached their goal in just 2 days, they have now teamed up for a full duo album as “Lee Coulter & Dixie Maxwell,” to be released in late May this year, and will be touring Australia to play both solo and duo sets for their new fans down under.

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VIVID SYDNEY: MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Jun 9 all-day

mahalia 2a (1)7pm doors, 9pm show

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 and scripted banter. This band covers the full range of the soul music spectrum, the show is dynamic, organic, raw and exciting. Great players, great singing and so much feeling.

On the night, Mahalia will be joined by The Soul Mates Franco Raggatt(guitar),Clayton Doley(keys),Benjamin Rodgers(bass) and David Hibbard (drums) as well as a few special guests!

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Jun
12
Wed
VIVID SYDNEY: RENÉE GEYER (MELB) + PAULA PUNCH
Jun 12 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

As part of Vivid Sysney 2019,  Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for 2 magical nights of music!

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

Paula Punch has been In the Sydney indie live music scene for some years, including supports with Ed Kuepper, The Gadflys and Neil Murray. More recently doing her own shows with her band “The Fireflys”.

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Jun
13
Thu
VIVID SYDNEY: RENÉE GEYER (MELB) + PAULA PUNCH
Jun 13 all-day

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 8pm show

As part of Vivid Sysney 2019,  Renée Geyer returns to Camelot for 2 magical nights of music!

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

Paula Punch has been In the Sydney indie live music scene for some years, including supports with Ed Kuepper, The Gadflys and Neil Murray. More recently doing her own shows with her band “The Fireflys”.

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Jun
14
Fri
FINNLAND: The Music of Neil & Tim Finn @ Django
Jun 14 all-day

FinnLand

7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the Neil and Tim Finn songbook, FinnLand features four of the most respected artists working in Australian jazz today. Conceived by jazz pianist Gerard Masters, FinnLand brings together leading Australian artists to reinterpret these popular classics. Joining Gerard is Dave Kempton (Guitar/Vocals), Zoe Hauptmann (Bass) and Evan Mannell (Drums).

This is FinnLand’s first headline show at Django @ Camelot as part of Vivid Sydney.

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VIVID SYDNEY: SALSA SESSION with MALO MALO
Jun 14 all-day

Malo Malo7pm doors, 9pm show

Inspired by the suave, urban Nuyorican and Cuban dance bands of the 70’s, Malo Malo is one of the leading original up and coming salsa bands around the globe. They’ve headlined at the Sydney Salsa Palladium for the past four years, were featured at Melbourne’s Johnson Street Festival last year and have toured multiple times to Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche and Hermanos Lebron.

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

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

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

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Jun
15
Sat
VIVID SYDNEY: KING TIDE @ Django
Jun 15 all-day

king-tide 1a

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jun
16
Sun
BROADLAND TRIO @ Django
Jun 16 all-day

broadland 12b7pm doors, 8pm show

Music lovers will be transported around the world when Broadland Trio perform at Django @ Camelot on June 16.

BroadLand Trio play original music influenced by Celtic Music, South American Folklore, Tango, Rock and Modern Classical Traditions, featuring intricate arrangements and Improvisations.

Pianist Sean Valenzuela, violinist James Gastineau-Hills and guitarist Luke Peterson formed the band while studying jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Valenzuela grew up surrounded by the South American music his Argentinian parents enjoy, and Gastineau-Hills is an experienced performer of Scottish music. The concert will include pieces from their album Airs of Places Passed, a musical tribute to places the trio have visited and cultures that have inspired them.

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Z-STAR TRINITY (UK)
Jun 16 all-day

zstar 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

Intense and powerful vocals, driving beats, phenomenal musicality, strength and spirit wrapped up in whiskey swiggin’ wild shenanigans from the next dimension!!

The Z-STAR TRINITY trio comprise of Voice & Gtrs, Bass and Drums. Zee’s Australian line-up features Beck Flatt on Drums (The Red Paintings, Hussy Hicks, Blues Arcadia) and Jez Klysz on Bass (Blue Arcadia, Sunset Junkies). They’ve just taken Australia by storm with a 50-date debut tour including headline festival and venue performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Townsville, as well as inland shows reaching regional and Aboriginal communities. Setting stages alight with their high-octane energy and raw passion, the trio have been touted as the highlight of many a festival this winter. From the Sydney Guitar Festival, to Palm Creek Folk Festival and Bello Winter Music Festival, “Z-Star Trinity blew minds with their high energy driving rock” – Regional Arts NSW.

 

“Exhilarating to watch!”
– Indulge Magazine

“Z-STAR TRINITY thunder into action with power and force…I could feel the beat through the floorboards, lifting me up out of my seat and onto the dance floor.”
– Australian Stage

www.zstarmusic.com

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Jun
20
Thu
MAGPIE DIARIES (Dashville) + SUICIDE SWANS (Bris) @ Django
Jun 20 all-day

mp7pm doors, 8pm show

Magpie Johnston is a unique fella. Born and bred to be the Dashville man, he grew up on the same rural property where he now hosts some of the best weekend outdoor parties Australia has to offer. Generally consumed by festival creation and the “running of the project”, it was the desire to play music that started it all.

Originally Magpie Diaries was a performance concept where Magpie set out to compile and perform all his random writings amongst various books and scrap paper. The songs are old soul, unique and somewhat timeless, some are new, some are about 18 years old. One thing is for sure though, a catalogue of music has begun that will appeal to anyone who enjoys laid back music from the heart.

Open the gates & stand clear Suicide Swans are heading to town. Through constant live shows they display the ragged glory and swagger of rock, laid back country & dashes of pop that has seen the band grow into the live force they term cosmic country. Their live sound includes waves of keys, textures & a new found penchant for experimentation, tossing in a mix of country, rock and a hint of pop.

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Jun
21
Fri
BRING ON THE NIGHT: Celebrating the Music of STING @ Django
Jun 21 all-day

Dittmar_Sting_3714168533977pm doors, 9pm show

One of the most influential and prolific singer/song writers of his time, Sting has a body of work spanning over 4 decades. From his early days, as front man and bassist for The Police, to his stellar and long standing solo career, Sting has continued to evolve and wow fans with his diversity and raw ability to create everything from medieval madrigals to some of the most iconic pop hits of our time.

Come join us for a night celebrating the musical genius that is, Sting. —–With an all star 6 piece band including—– Glenn Cunningham (George Benson, Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian) Eric Aranda (Damian Leath, Diana Rouvas) Darryl Beaton (Delta Goodrum, Jess Mauboy, Guy Sebastian) Emile Nelson (Glenn Shorrock, Taylor Dayne) Nic Jeffries (James Morrison) Warren Trout (Boy George, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Barnes)

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JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES: SOUTHERN SOUL REVUE
Jun 21 all-day

Camelot  June 217pm doors, 9pm show

Sydney’s premier soul show! Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee & 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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Jun
22
Sat
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Jun 22 all-day

lololl7pm door, 9pm show

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.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring husband Nenad Radic as drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Syd), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Syd), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melb.) and Muharem Sulejman on sax (Melb).

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ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Jun 22 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Jun
23
Sun
LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART (Single Launch)
Jun 23 all-day

LucieT7pm doors, 8pm show

Wheogo Hill is the first song to be released from Lucie Thorne’s extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. To celebrate the song’s release, Lucie Thorne is playing a select run of intimate shows throughout June, in duet with legendary drummer and her long-time collaborator Hamish Stuart.

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, with Kitty & Frank Thorne has woven an astonishing arc of vignettes to create songs which are at once timeless and utterly modern. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane – Kitty & Frank tells a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

“Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (The Canberra Times)

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THE AEGEAN QUARTET: SONGS OF THE SEA
Jun 23 all-day

Agean

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

This concert style event is set to sell out and is presented to you at Camelot Lounge due to popular demand following their previous sold out shows!

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Jun
27
Thu
BAD MOON RISING: THE CREEDENCE CLEARWATER SURVIVAL SHOW
Jun 27 all-day

Creedence_Clearwater_Revival7pm doors, 8pm show

Bad Moon Rising produces a full evening of hits featuring CCRs rootsy and rocking style. The 60’s and 70’s saw Creedence write some of the most memorable tunes which have stood the test of time. This show has been a wonderful showcase for the talents involved and makes for one hell of a night of partying. Songs featured on the night include: Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Spell on You, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Fortunate Son, I Heard It through the Grapevine, Bad Moon Rising and many more. This is a songbook for young and old.

Band: Shane Flew – guitar/vocals; Nick Meredith – guitar; Ben Little – guitar/vocals; Lloyd G – drums; Emile Nelson – bass/vocals

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LUKE O’SHEA & LYN BOWTELL @ Django
Jun 27 all-day

bowtel7pm doors, 8pm show

Multi award winning Country music stars Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell are touring Australia in 2019 throughout as part of their ‘Love and Laughter Tour’.

With 16 Golden Guitar Awards between them, singer/songwriters Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell, whose sublime voice turned all four judges chairs on the 2017 series of The Voice, have joined forces to share their passion for music, live performance and touring this magnificent country of ours.

Luke and Lyn will share songs, stories and laughter, as they combine on stage to create a live music event even greater than the sum of its already impressive parts.

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Jun
28
Fri
FRANCISCO Y AMIGOS @ Django
Jun 28 all-day

francisco7 pm doors, 9pm show

Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice. His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer. Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

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FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jun 28 all-day

bump city 1b7pm doors, 9pm show

Bump City are Sydney’s very own kings of soul and funk and they’re back at their favourite venue Camelot Lounge. Bump City are the ultimate 10 piece party band with a repertoire of soul hits from Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Al Green, Wilson Pickett and many more. The five piece Bump City Horns make these classic songs come alive. With a tight rhythm section and lead singer Peter Morgan’s soaring soul vocals, you will want to party with Bump City all night long.

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Jun
29
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Jun 29 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_Max7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Jul
4
Thu
DAN TUFFY AKA SONGS FROM DAN @ Django
Jul 4 all-day

DT7pm doors, 8pm show

If his last show here a little over 12 months ago is anything to go by, this will certainly be a night to remember. Returning to Django @ Camelot for his only Sydney performance of the year, Dan Tuffy aka Songs from Dan is planning something special. He always does. His most recent album was hailed as a “downright masterpiece” and his reputation as a consummate and engaging performer precedes him. Fans of the legendary 80’s/90’s folk-psychedelia outfit Wild Pumpkins at Midnight will recognise Dan, but more recently his drop-dead beautiful solo shows have long been the talk of the town. Dan Tuffy –more than just a dude with a guitar.

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Jul 4 all-day

Rai 1a

7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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Jul
5
Fri
MARSALA
Jul 5 all-day

marsala-2b7pm doors, 9pm show

A party like no other with dance music from Africa, Cuba, The Balkans, Russia, Spain, France, Italy, with styles ranging from wild Eastern European Gypsy music to Cuban Salsa and Zimbabwe township tunes.

“For two decades Marsala has been turning music from all around the world into one repertoire, and people from around the world into one audience.”

“Every groove was somewhere between vibrant and irresistible, and virtually every solo raised the stakes of its host song, whether it was Khusid’s diamond-edged trumpet blazing on Dark Eyes or Stojcevski’s machine-gun alto on Wedding Cocek. For 140 minutes this was music as art and for dancing all at once; music for going a little crazy. And the community that goes crazy together sticks together.” John Shand SMH

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SOUL ROOTS REVIVAL BAND @ Django
Jul 5 all-day

SRR

7pm doors, 9pm show

Having played with some of the all time greats including BB King, Eric Clapton, Sting & Madness, Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Jason Bruer brings together an all star, hand picked 8 piece band paying homage to the great Soul & Roots Artists of our time.

Celebrating the music of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Jill Scott, Renee Geyer, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind And Fire, Dr John, Taj Mahal, Tower Of Power & Gladys Night among other great artists.

Playing great arrangements of tunes from these Legends and featuring two of Sydney’s hottest young singers, Josue Vilches and Emily Hanks together with an all star band they bring together a freshness and vibrancy that will take your breath Away.

The band, who between them have played with a diverse array of Artists inc Guy Sebastion, Jessica Mouboy, Human Nature, Marcia Hines, Ian Moss, The Beautiful Girls draw on considerable experience to create and exciting and uplifting performance

The Band: Josue Vilches (vocals), Emily Hanks (vocals), Adrian Veale (trumpet), Sam Boyd (keys), Adam Ventoura (bass), Andy Byrnes (drums), Ramsay McInnes (guitar) and Jason Bruer (tenor sax).

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Jul
6
Sat
PEARL: THE JANIS JOPLIN STORY featuring CASS EAGER
Jul 6 all-day

janis square-sepia-web-tile 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story featuring Cass Eager, is a jazz, blues, bohemian rock interpretational musical presentation, celebrating a woman who exploded onto the music scene and quickly became the queen of rock ‘n’ roll and mother of thrift shop vintage funk. Joplin continually left audiences speechless with unforgettable hits like “Cry Baby” and “Me and Bobby McGee.”, “ Move Over” and many more.
Paying homage to the legacy of a captivating woman who stunned fans with her extraordinary performances and simultaneously shattered stereotypes, leaving a life-long impression in the rock ‘n’ roll world.
A story interwoven amongst 19 hit songs that shaped an era where love was fearless and rules were broken.

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Jul
7
Sun
ANNA SALLEH & GUY STRAZZ: Afro Latin Moods @ Django
Jul 7 all-day

annah7pm doors, 8pm show

Anna Salleh & Guy Strazz share a passion for Brazilian music – from bossa nova to Afro-samba. Beyond the classics, their performance also includes virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original songs, such as the APRA-awarded Mandela. Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with deep expression. Anna, who performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians. Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, Matt McMahon and Vince Jones.

This fast-emerging and synergetic duo is not to be missed. Find out more at www.sallehandstrazz.com

“The virtuosity is dazzling” – The Melbourne Age

“Unaffected, Warm-hearted” – Sydney Morning Herald

“To die for … Exquisite, uplifting, enchanting” – Troubadour Club

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FUNDRAISING CONCERT for ODESSA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Jul 7 all-day

Odessa Fundraiser (1)7pm doors, 8pm show

It is that time of the year – time to help and to give. After five hugely successful fundraisers, beloved cello player Anatoli Torjinski and his friends invite you again to join the fight against children’s leukemia in Odessa. So far with your help we have raised enough money to provide ongoing support for six children including flying them from Odessa to Germany, Switzerland and Turkey for treatments and consultations. Their parents are beyond grateful for such generosity and now both staff and patients at the hospital call their Australian helpers “the wonderful wizards of Oz”. And that, indeed, is priceless. But we can certainly do more!

It will be an unforgettable night featuring the most outstanding performers in Australia:

Viktoria Bolonina, Gennadi Dubinsky, Elen Rapoport, Leo Novikov, Anatoli Torjinski, Eddie Bronson, Ilya Bayer, Gennady Savkov, Trio “Nueva”, Lucy Voronov, Mar’yana Sywak, Russian Musical Theatre “Musicon”. With special guest artists GREGG ARTHUR and MARK HARRIS.

All proceeds will be passed on to Odessa Children’s Hospital.

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Jul
11
Thu
EMMA PASK
Jul 11 all-day

Emma Pask7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
12
Fri
WHOLE LOTTA SOUL
Jul 12 all-day

whole lotta soul7pm doors, 9pm show

Whole Lotta Soul is exactly that brothers and sisters – a whole lotta GOOD TIMES with a whole lotta GREAT TRACKS that make you wanna DANCE and GROOVE and SHAKE IT LOOSE!!  Kick-ass soul covers sprinkled with the best Soul Moving originals

Get down to songs like, Heatwave, Son of a Preacher, Rock Steady, California Soul, Natural Woman from bands like The Temptations, James Brown, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder!!

Join Murray Cook, Lizzie Mack and their Soul Movin’ band with special guests Mr Scott Holmes (from Lee & Nancy) and Miss Monica “California Soul” McMahon for some sultry Soul Steam to make your moves on the Django dance floor to warm up your winter!!

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Jul
13
Sat
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Jul 13 all-day

Jeff Duff 7pm doors, 9pm show

The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowie. Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with an all-star band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust… amongst many other faves. Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Jul 13 all-day

Funk mustard copy7pm doors, 9pm show

Following a funky good time at our first show ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Django Bar to set the dancefloor 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!

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Jul
18
Thu
GARDEN QUARTET (MELB) + EISHAN ENSEMBLE
Jul 18 all-day

Garden Quartet

7pm doors, 8pm show

Garden Quartet blends contemporary Persian and Western motifs, creating Iranian-Australian world music in a way not heard before. Emotive and delicate pieces, entwined with subtle pop sensibilities, lift into vibrant and triumphant movements.

Taking inspiration from Iran, Australia and beyond, Garden Quartet creates contemporary music that is steeped in history and dares to explore the dualities of multiculturalism. Delicate Iranian poetry entwines as the Quartet delves into themes of place, home, love, loss and hope in original and cherished works. Led by kamancheh player and vocal virtuoso Gelareh Pour, Garden Quartet’s diverse influences carry wisdom and emotion into music that tugs at your heart.

Eishan Ensemble – a dreamy eastern and jazz fusion with layered soundscapes driven by tar, guitar, clarinet, double bass and more. As brainchild of Iranian composer and world music specialist Hamed Sadeghi, Eishan’s debut offers a taste of music not often seen in the west, drawing influence from world musicians such as Anouar Brahem, Keyhan Kalhour, Le Trio Joubran and Ravi Sankhar.

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

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

Commemorating the 36th birthday of songstress Amy Winehouse. 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 Sera Rose and Adem Ozbakan, Sean Velazquez on keys, Stefano Careleo (drums), Lyal Loughnan (bass), Michael Sheridan (guitar), Tim Long (trombone), John Pennings (trumpet), Ari Palandjian (Musical Director & saxophones) plus some special guests. Proudly brought to you by www.highrollersbigband.com

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Jul
20
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Jul 20 all-day

DANIG7pm doors, 9pm show

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.

Groove and sing along to 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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Jul
25
Thu
KARISE EDEN
Jul 25 all-day

karise7pm doors, 8pm show

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

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Jul
26
Fri
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Jul 26 all-day
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7pm doors, 9pm show

Formed at art school in 1976 Mental As Anything are now commemorating the 40th anniversary of their first 1978 record Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party.

The present line-up of the band features original singer keyboardist Greedy Smith; ex Atlantics guitarist Martin Cilia; drummer Jacob Cook; guitarist vocalist Craig Gordon and bassist vocalist Peter Gray.

Greedy is keen to show off this latest version of the Mentals to display their reverence for the original recordings and turning out fine new original material.

“The response we’ve been getting over the past twelve months from punters all over the country has told me that now is the time to show off this set with this line-up.”

“People have been very concerned and understanding about Martin pulling out due to cancer and I’ve felt a responsibility to bring the band as close as I can back to the original recordings to protect the legacy.”

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Jul
27
Sat
THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Jul 27 all-day

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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 , Antero Ceschin on drums , Scott leishman on bass and Bobbie green on vocals & percussion.

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Aug
2
Fri
POUR IT ON: The 80’s Funk Party
Aug 2 all-day

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POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s funk classics LIVE at Django. 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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Aug
3
Sat
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Aug 3 all-day

cumbia 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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Aug
9
Fri
WOODSTOCK 50th Anniversary Tribute
Aug 9 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state in 1969. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary this iconic event, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

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

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Aug
10
Sat
BOB EVANS (JEBEDIAH)
Aug 10 all-day

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Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell is coming back to Camelot! Gracing the Australian music scene for more than two decades, Mitchell is a self-confessed romantic who has written some of the country’s most beloved songs. Under the alias of Bob Evans, Mitchell has released five albums, all of which showcase the versatility and skill of this talented songsmith. Gentle, acoustic melodies prevail, enveloping the classic folk storytelling and strong emotional pull that characterises Mitchells’ substantial body of work.

A note from Bob:

It is with great excitement that I can announce my “Into the Night” solo tour travelling around Australia in August and September of 2019! 

Since releasing my compilation album “Full Circle” last year, I have had a wonderful time playing shows in a trio with piano and violin, with a 5 piece band as well as on my lonesome with my acoustic guitar, playing and celebrating something that started 16 years and 5 studio albums ago back in a little suburban sun room in 2003.  It has been important to me to wrap up the past, reflect a little, enjoy it and then move forward on to something new.
But now I feel like it is time for me to disappear for a while.  

There will be more music, I can assure you of that.  I am always writing and I am looking forward to road testing some new material over the course of this run of shows.
However, after this little rendezvous I shall, like the shadowy man of mystery I am, be disappearing “in to the night” and you won’t be seeing or hearing from me again until I have something brand new and super exciting to offer. 

So I do sincerely hope you can join me for this closing of a chapter, this turning of a page, this step in to the beyond.  

I shall be playing songs old and new and taking requests.  I’d love the chance to say thank you and to say to you my most heartfelt, not “bye” but “see you in the future”.

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Aug
11
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Aug 11 all-day

george doukas money-shot-outside 1 thin7pm doors, 8pm show

George Doukas brings his 9 piece ensemble to Camelot Lounge!

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

They will be performing a mix of original music, traditional Greek, Rembetika and even a taste of Gypsy Jazz (Greek style). 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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Aug
16
Fri
A BIT OF BRIT @ Django
Aug 16 all-day

BitofBrit

7pm doors, 9pm show

Drawing on their collective love of British pop and rock, the guys from The Winstons have teamed up with good friends from the Inner West music community to join them and celebrate the truly remarkable music from the UK in the past 50 years, ranging from the ground-breaking rock of the 1960s to the punk and new wave of the 1970s and 80s, to the heyday of Britpop in the 1990s right up to the 2000s.

Artists covered on the night include • Blur • The Clash • The Cure • Dave Edmunds • Echo and the Bunnymen • Elvis Costello • Eurythmics • Joy Division • New Order • Pretenders • Radiohead • The Smiths • Verve • XTC and more! Artists performing on the night include: Zoe Carides (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience), Suzy Goodwin (Suzy and the Snakepit, Fallon Cush) Steve Starr (Doppelgangers, Di Levi & the Levitations) Scott Holmes (Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience, Whole Lotta Soul) and The Winstons frontman Peter Long. Don’t miss this fantastic show!

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Aug
31
Sat
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Aug 31 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

Second show added due to popular demand!

Commemorating the 36th birthday of songstress Amy Winehouse. 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 Sera Rose and Adem Ozbakan, Sean Velazquez on keys, Stefano Careleo (drums), Lyal Loughnan (bass), Michael Sheridan (guitar), Tim Long (trombone), John Pennings (trumpet), Ari Palandjian (Musical Director & saxophones) plus some special guests. Proudly brought to you by www.highrollersbigband.com

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Sep
8
Sun
ROSS WILSON & THE PEACENIKS (MONDO ROCK/DADDY COOL)
Sep 8 all-day

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5pm doors, 6pm show

*Please note early show time.

From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock and as a solo artist with no less than 26 ARIA Top 40 hits to his credit as a singer, songwriter and producer, Ross Wilson is one of Australia’s most awarded, respected and well-known artists! From the legendary band Daddy Cool whose number one anthem Eagle Rock smashed all previous sales records in Australia, to the 1977 formation of Mondo Rock, delivering 80’s hits ‘Cool World’, ‘State of The Heart’, ‘Chemistry’, ‘No Time’, and ‘Come Said The Boy’ and into the 21st century as a solo performer, Wilson has never been out of the limelight. Twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Wilson has written hits for Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham and Joe Cocker, and produced smash hit albums for Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Skyhooks and Screaming Jets. Come Back Again to see an absolute solid gold legend of rock and his full band ‘The Peaceniks’ perform all his hits!

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SANDY EVANS TRIO WITH BOBBY SINGH + TONY GORMAN & BOBBY SINGH @ Django
Sep 8 all-day

Bobby Sandy

5pm doors, 6pm show

An uplifting Indian-jazz intercultural project showcasing some of Australia’s leading jazz and Indian musicians. Featuring soulful, melodic improvisations and stunning tabla and drum exchanges, this is music to lift the spirit and nourish the soul. ‘…masterfully performed fusion of jazz and Indian classical musics with a sprinkling of other influences from across the globe’. Cummins, 2015. This group is led by Sandy Evans whose collaboration, Bridge of Dreams, was a highlight of the 2019 Sydney Festival and features Bobby Singh, Brett Hirst and Toby Hall.

Virtuoso musicians Tony Gorman and Bobby Singh will be making a rare appearance in Sydney at this special concert. “If life is largely about how one rises to adversity, then Tony Gorman is a champion of the art.” John Shand

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Sep
14
Sat
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Sep 14 all-day

xtc7pm doors, 8pm show

Scarecrow People, a dedicated assembly of seven enthusiasts based in Sydney, present the amazing catalogue of XTC for your delectation.

Scarecrow People features members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox and Monsieur Camembert. The band has wowed punters on their last couple of sold-out shows at Camelot and only play infrequently, so book early!

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Sep
15
Sun
MOULIN ROQUE: DARK WORLD CABARET @ Django
Sep 15 all-day

MR7pm doors, 8pm show

A truly unique musical experience not to be missed, Moulin Roque is a sophisticated cabaret rock show starring Susannah Mirana. It draws upon years of this versatile artist’s experience and ‘genre-hopping’ to deliver a multi-faceted performance via an eclectic mix of alternative rock, new wave and dark wave music, injected with potent shots of theatre and cabaret. A fiery yet delicately balanced cocktail.

Moulin Roque takes the many strings of a passionate performer and ties them up into one evocative little package. It’s one you’ll want to unwrap again and again.

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Sep
19
Thu
DON WALKER & BAND
Sep 19 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

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Sep
20
Fri
DON WALKER & BAND
Sep 20 all-day

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7pm doors, 8pm show Thu/9pm show Fri

Don Walker is regarded as one of Australia’s best songwriters and his songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than thirty years, through solo albums and shows, with Catfish, three acclaimed albums with Tex, Don and Charlie and of course with one of this countries finest ever bands Cold Chisel.

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.”The Music 2013

“The Cold Chisel songwriter should be doing soundtracks for Tarantino films.” SMH

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Oct
11
Fri
DRAGON
Oct 11 all-day

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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SONGS OF THE SIXTIES @ Django
Oct 11 all-day

Songs_of_the_60s_(1)7pm doors, 9pm show

On May 17, Sydney’s best musicians combine in a show overflowing with hits and memories. Songs of the Sixties features classics from The Kinks, Hendrix, Santana, Mamma’s & Pappas, the cream of the British invasion and many many more.

Come down to Django @ Camelot and enjoy a new show featuring the best tracks for the 60’s. The show will include Australian, British and American songs that changed the history of music forever. This salute to the Best of the 60’s will be performed some of Sydney’s best musicians directed by Damien Lovelock! The show featured at the Twilight Taronga series and takes a historical perspective on the era that really defined what soon became popular music.

Musicians include Damien Lovelock (vocals), Amanda Easton (vocals), Gary Fredericks (guitar), Tim Wedde (keys), Lloyd G (drums) and Emile Nelson (bass).

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Oct
25
Fri
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET @ Django
Oct 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

The Bernie Hayes Quartet is heading back to Django @ Camelot!

Bernie, John, Jess and Bill will pick and choose tracks from across the four-album catalogue, trading duties on guitar, drums, vibraphone and brass as they go. The BHQ will be playing all night, providing them the time and space to delve into the furthest corners of that library of musical treasures, penned by Bernie.

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