Aug
6
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Aug 6 all-day

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6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

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

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

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

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Aug
7
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Aug 7 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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MALO MALO @ Django
Aug 7 all-day

MaloMaloSession 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

The 10-piece MALO MALO bring their own brand of progressive salsa that is heavily inspired by the classic 1970’s Cuban, Puerto Rican & New York dance bands mixed with modern influences such as Soul/Rnb, Contemporary Jazz & Timba. As well as their popular original recordings, they perform classics by the likes of Eddie Palmieri, Grupo Niche, Hector Lavoe, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto (and they are open to requests!) A distinct originality enriches the latin rhythms including guaguanco, son montuno, mozambique, cha cha, son, songo & bolero. They’ve headlined at the Sydney Salsa Palladium for the past 4 years, & have toured multiple times to Colombia with special guests from Grupo Niche, Hermanos Lebron, Calibre & La Mambanegra. Malo Malo’s bandleader & pianist/trumpetist Danny G Felix has lived & worked in Cali, Colombia “the world capital of Salsa” as a member of Orquesta Calibre & Marea Brava both with whom he has recorded some of the biggest current international salsa hits.

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Aug
8
Sat
FUNK/SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Aug 8 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

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

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THE BEATLES: ALBUM TRACKS, B-SIDES & SELECTED HITS @ Django
Aug 8 all-day

BEatles

Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

‘The Album Show’ presents “The Beatles: Album Tracks, B-Sides and Selected Hits”.

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

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

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Aug
9
Sun
BUKHU
Aug 9 all-day

Bukhu

6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

Fresh from his recent appearance on The Voice, Bukhu returns to Camelot!

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

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

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

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

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Aug
12
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Aug 12 all-day

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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!

6:30pm – 8:15pm | BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc. Only $10 admission

Aug
13
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Aug 13 all-day

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6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams rarely convene for live gigs, so when they do surface, it’s a special event. They will be performing new music from their soon to be released 6th album, as well as tracks from their previous releases, Resisting Calm, Welcome to Violet, Coal, Jerusalem Bay and Blood Oranges. A night not to be missed.

‘Oxley is one of our most underrated vocalist with a distinctive searching range. Similarly, Abrahams’ intuitive ways – best known as part of the spellbinding instrumentalists The Necks – …. a delicate balance of composure and fluidity.’ (Khedoori). Their music gently unfolds before you as classic. Lyrically thoughtful, playful and clever, musically deceptively simple. Abrahams extraordinary talent reveals itself in every facet of every song while Oxley’s voice continues to uplift and beguile. Extraordinary.

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Aug
14
Fri
BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django
Aug 14 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

Back by popular demand…Blues & Soul Extravaganza is a revue style show with two of our finest male Blues/Soul Artists, the legendary Continental Rob Susz( Dynamic Hepnotics, Mighty Reapers) and internationally reknowned Clayton Doley joining Multi award winning Soulful Blues Queens – Liza Ohlback (First Ladies of Soul ) & Kate Lush.

Both these ladies new albums have both hit no 1 on the Australian Blues & Roots charts as well as top 3 in the American Blues charts.

Also joining them is one of the best Engine rooms around, Dave Longo (Doug Parkinson), Greg Ohlback and special Guest Dave Weir (Jessica Malbouy) on Saxophone..

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JUNGLE BOOGIE
Aug 14 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Camelot Lounge!

Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

Enjoy 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!

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Aug
15
Sat
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Aug 15 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

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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NADYA’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Aug 15 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

“A sensational, virtuosic night of Eastern-European & French Chanson with Balkan Rhythms, Edith Piaf, Gypsy Anthems & Dancing Songs, Russian, Polish and Balkan songs – a potent Franco-Euro-Gypsy mixture, guaranteed to uplift your spirits!”

Django @ Camelot 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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Aug
16
Sun
BERNIE HAYES QUARTET @ Django
Aug 16 all-day

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6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)

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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Aug
21
Fri
LOVE CATS: A TRIBUTE TO THE CURE @ Django
Aug 21 all-day

Love Cats

Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

Featuring some of Sydney’s favourite musicians, the Love Cats band chooses some of the Cure’s most loved songs and performs them with likeness to the original recordings.
From the early hits like Boys Don’t Cry and A Forest the band performs the modern hits such as Friday I’m In Love, In Between Days, Close to Me and of course Love Cats.
Capturing the music scene from the eighties to more recent years, Love Cats pays tribute to one of the most iconic bands of the era. Gothic pop at its best from Head on the Door to Disintegration the band features Sam Joole (vocals); Chris Alford (keys); Dave Kirby (Drums); Jason De Wilde (guitar); Siebe Pogson (bass).

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THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Aug 21 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Aug
28
Fri
JAMES BROWN AND THE GODFATHERS OF SOUL @ Django
Aug 28 all-day

jamesSession 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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Aug
29
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Aug 29 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

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

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Sep
11
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Sep 11 all-day
Margaret St Project

Session 1: 6pm – 8:30pm | Show 7pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 9pm – 11:30pm | Show 10pm (60-70 mins)

Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

Lolo Lovina’s album Rroma Sapien received a 4 Star review in the London based World Music magazine ‘Songlines’ (June 2016) with Rroma Sapien and RromAntcis both being featured albums on ABC Radio Nationals program, ‘The Daily Planet’

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Oct
30
Fri
NATHAN CAVALERI
Oct 30 all-day

Nathan CavaleriMuch of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he’d toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

2019 saw Nathan Cavaleri return to the stage after a 5-year struggle with anxiety/depression. His story telling type show captivated audiences around the country including 1000’s at Caloundra Music Festival.

After the breakthrough success of the last tour, Nathan is excited to bring the show back on the road in support of the “Demons” full length album release, featuring a collection of brand new songs amongst fan favourites previously released as singles.

From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John, it’s how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.

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