Apr
4
Sat
A NIGHT OF MOTOWN with SUZY & THE SNAKEPIT
Apr 4 all-day

suzie snakepit motown7pm doors, 9pm show

Suzy And the Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street. In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock & roll – Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.

Suzy And The Snakepit play a set that revolves around the best of Hitsville USA, from the effervescent hits that you’d have to be a grouch not to love, like Stevie Wonder’s ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ or The Temptations’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’ but also includes some treasured deep cuts from the era. Based around the soulful vocals of Suzy G, and featuring a crack backing band including musicians who’ve played with Sydney indie bands like Pel Mel, Perry Keyes, Fallon Cush, Lazy Susan, and Eva Trout, Suzy And The Snakepit will play hit after hit that will keep you ready for a brand new beat. Bring your dancing shoes!

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VICTOR VALDES MARIACHI BAND
Apr 4 all-day

Victor V DSC_8629 crop7pm 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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Apr
5
Sun
DANIEL WELTLINGER (BERLIN)
Apr 5 all-day

Weltlinger6pm doors, 7pm show

‘If you can make sound tell a story it becomes music, and were Daniel Weltlinger not a musician, he would still be a story-teller…he uses notes the way a supremely elegant writer – say, Austen or Orwell – uses words, so the sounds, rhythms and sentence constructions dovetail with the meaning so perfectly that the reader’s eye dances effortlessly along each line.’ John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald

Born in Sydney, Australia in 1977 and of French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background, the critically acclaimed Berlin-based violinist and composer- producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been renowned worldwide for his distinctive warm sound and innovations within the genres of Gypsy-swing, jazz, Yiddish-klezmer and experimental/free-improvised music.

Don’t miss this rare Sydney show while Daniel is back in town.

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Apr
8
Wed
MOISHE’S BAGEL: Scottish World/Klezmer Band
Apr 8 all-day

Moishe's Bagel7pm doors, 8pm show

Thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and world music. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of Scotland’s best instrumentalists (Grit Orchestra, Salsa Celtica, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), the band will draw you in, turn you inside out, and leave you smiling uncontrollably – all in the space of one tune.
“This fearless 5-piece emphatically puts the ‘class’ into ‘unclassifiable’” (Scotsman)

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Apr
11
Sat
MARSALA
Apr 11 all-day

marsalaaa 1b7pm 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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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
Apr 11 all-day

Moussa-Press-5a7pm doors, 9pm show

“Diakité re-emerges as a humble torchbearer, unsung hero & ambassador for Malian culture” (Toumani Diabaté). Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako.

Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene & together with exciting 5-piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues & jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”. Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja & following stand out performances at WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, & irresistible on the dance floor… “Brilliant, Unique, Inspired (Four Stars!” Tony Hillier, The Australian)

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Apr
17
Fri
A BIT OF BRIT @ Django
Apr 17 all-day

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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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DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Apr 17 all-day

motown 1a7pm 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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Apr
18
Sat
RENÉE GEYER: UP CLOSE & INTIMATE @ Django
Apr 18 @ 9:00 pm

 Renee-res 1a7pm doors, 9pm show

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. Don’t miss this rare show in the intimate surrounds of Django @ Camelot.

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Apr
24
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Apr 24 all-day

Amy Winehouse

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION @ Django
Apr 24 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Come back to the Summer of Love, a musical trip, experience free love and above all, peace with one another.

Featuring 2 x ARIA winner Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Dancing in the Shadows of Motown), accompanied by a line up of amazing musicians guaranteed to captivate any audience, just try and stay off the dance floor.

Featuring classics such as San Francisco, Mr. Tambourine Man, The Beat Goes On, California Dreaming, Dizzy, Age Of Aquarius, Spirit In The Sky, I Got You Babe.

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Apr
25
Sat
THE AUDREYS @ Django
Apr 25 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Three time Aria Award Winning, Blues & Roots sensations The Audreys are returning to Django!  The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll.

http://www.theaudreys.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/theaudreys
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAudreysMusic

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May
2
Sat
GLENN SHORROCK
May 2 all-day

A Sharper Image7pm doors, 9pm show

With a career spanning over 40 years, Glenn Shorrock is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business.

Born in England, Glenn migrated at the age of 10 to Adelaide in the mid-1950s. A self-confessed child of rock n roll, he began singing in 1962 with a vocal group called the Twilights.

Axiom with Brian Cadd followed shortly thereafter, with hits including Arkansas Grass and Little Ray of Sunshine. Axiom disbanded soon after with Glenn moving to London in 1970.

Late 1974, Glenn returned to Melbourne to help form Little River Band as lead singer. Managed by long time friend, Glenn Wheatley, Little River Band cracked the lucrative United States market in 1976, and began a string of eight Top Ten Hits in the U.S.A. and around the world. The band has sold in excess of 25 million albums, often being credited for opening the door for many Australian acts on the international circuit.

Glenn’s credentials extend to all fields of show business, notably in theatre and cabaret where he starred in Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, One for the Money, Go Cat Go and Two Up.

As a testament to his enduring talent he has been twice inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame first in 1991 in his own right and again with The Little River Band in 2004.

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May
3
Sun
GREEK FESTIVAL OF SYDNEY: CATS & THE CANARY
May 3 all-day

Cats and the Canary- 2 (1)6pm doors, 7pm show

Songs from Classic Greek Films

Cats and the Canary, the Melbourne-based Greek swing band in Australia, are back in Sydney for a special performance.

They’ve worked meticulously over the last six months to find and perfect classic songs made famous by Greek films. These classics have been rearranged by the band, using contemporary sounds and rhythms and feature electric guitar, trumpet, electric bass, keys and drums.

You’ll hear classics from Manolis Hiotis, Aliki Vougiouklaki, Rena Vlahopoulou, and many more.

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May
8
Fri
KALLIDAD
May 8 all-day

Kallidad7pm doors, 9pm show

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!

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SIMPLE DREAMS: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT @ Django
May 8 all-day

LindaRonstadtListMain crop7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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May
9
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
May 9 all-day

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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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May
10
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
May 10 all-day

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After a sold out show at the start of the year, George Doukas is back at Camelot Lounge with his band The D Strings for another night of musical mayhem!

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

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

You can listen or you can dance – the choice is yours. Either way, you can be assured of a memorable evening.

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May
16
Sat
JOHNNY CASH UNCHAINED @ Django
May 16 all-day

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Twenty-five years ago, country music icon, Johnny Cash recorded his masterpiece album UNCHAINED. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Johnny G & The E Types and Drey Rollins are proud to perform this ground-breaking, Grammy award winning album in its entirety. They will then perform additional hits from the Johnny Cash catalogue.

UNCHAINED is the legendary album produced by Rick Rubin and backed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. This is the record that won the Grammy for Best Country Album and featured performances by Marty Stuart, Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac).

Hits from this amazing album include Rusty Cage, Rowboat, Sea Of Heartbreak, Southern Accents, Country Boy, I’ve Been Everywhere and Unchained.

This special show will also feature other hits from the American Recording series including Hurt, One, The Mercy Seat, I Won’t Back Down plus classics including Folsom Prison, I Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire and a whole lot mo”.

This is a rare one-off show that must not be missed. Book Now!

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

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

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

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

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Jun
6
Sat
DRAGON
Jun 6 all-day

DRAGON 24A

7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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

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7pm doors, 9pm show

Celebrate the birthday of Prince with the Purple Doves!

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

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

 

jessedayton7pm doors, 9pm show

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

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

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

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