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

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

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

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Nov
15
Sun
A TRIBUTE TO THE ROMANTIC MANOS HATZIDAKIS
Nov 15 all-day

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

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

“The street of dreams”

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

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

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KIM SANDERS’ FRIENDS @ Django
Nov 15 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE CAMELART CLUB
Nov 18 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE FALLEN ROBINS EP LAUNCH @ Django
Nov 19 all-day

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

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

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Nov
20
Fri
THE SOUL MOVERS @ Django
Nov 20 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 80pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 mins)

The Soul Movers are back at the ‘Bar and excited to be sharing the very first track and clip from their upcoming, and third ABC Music album, “Evolution” (written and recorded with Garth Porter and Tony Mitchell from Sherbet) with their mighty, Inner-West musical family.

Beloved local, guitar-wielding ex-Red Wiggle Murray Cook, his partner-in-soul Lizzie Mack, and their magical ‘Movers promise a night of swooning and crooning over the sensational sounds of the 1960’s and ’70s.

Be transported across a sonic-spectrum of original soul, pop, and groovy retro-rock with a smattering of spell-binding covers from Aretha and Dusty; Ike & Tina.

Come laugh at the dad jokes, swoon at the soul-moving sensations and cry when it’s time to part at the end of the evening.

It’s been a while between drinks for The Soul Movers at Django, so swoop in and grab your tickets fast – this is going to be a popular show- and guaranteed to sell out quickly!

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Nov
21
Sat
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT with NADYA present GOLDEN EARRINGS.. A Nights of Gypsy Music!
Nov 21 all-day

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

”Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Triple ARIA Award winning Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! And now…Monsieur Camembert will be joined by ‘the Australian Queen of Gypsy Soul’ Nadya Golski to present Golden Earrings – a show that celebrates everything that is wonderful about Gypsy music… fiery passion, intense virtuosity, extraordinary energy, heart-melting tenderness, and a celebration and lust for life! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences” (The Age). “They pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

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POUR IT ON: A Tribute to 80’s Funk @ Django
Nov 21 all-day

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

POUR IT ON will present to you all your favourite 80s funk classics LIVE at Camelot. The Midas Touch, Rock Steady, She’s Fresh, Push It and let’s not forget MJ, Whitney, Madonna, EWF and Prince…

An authentic 80s  sound and groove will have you shaking to this unique production of Funk and soul.

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Nov
22
Sun
GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS: LOUIS TILLETT
Nov 22 all-day

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

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

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

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SPYGLASS GYPSIES @ Django
Nov 22 all-day

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

The energetic, brilliant and playful Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars.

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Nov
24
Tue
TIM FREEDMAN
Nov 24 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Nov
25
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Nov 25 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

Nov
26
Thu
THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
Nov 26 all-day

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

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

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TIM FREEDMAN
Nov 26 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Nov
27
Fri
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
Nov 27 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Nov 28 all-day

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

Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako. This November he is launching his new Album Kanafo, a collection of new compositions featuring his band Wassado and collaborations with acclaimed Malian and Australian musicians. The songs on Kanafo are inspired by the stories and folklore of First Nations people in Australia and the people of Africa. Kanafo represents Moussa’s best work to date and showcases the diverse styles of Moussa’s playing, from Afro reggae to Afro funk and traditional Wassoulou. Moussa’s driving lead guitar effortlessly navigates throughout, incorporating elements of Congolese, highlife, Afro beat, Cuban, blues, and jazz.

Kanafo is being released Nov 13 on Big Village Reocrds and Wassa Records

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

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

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

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Nov
29
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Nov 29 all-day

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

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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VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA @ Django
Nov 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec
2
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Dec 2 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

Dec
3
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS (BLUEBOTTLE KISS) @ Django
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

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NICKY KURTA PRESENTS: Music from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Dec 3 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Dec
4
Fri
CARPENTER & THE BANKS BROTHERS @ Django
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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

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

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PURPLE DOVES: CELEBRATING PRINCE
Dec 4 all-day

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

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

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Dec
5
Sat
BACKSLIDERS ALBUM LAUNCH
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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Dec
6
Sun
JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec 6 all-day

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

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

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THE HEAVENLY LIGHT QUARTET ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Dec 6 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
10
Thu
HAYLEY JENSEN SINGLE LAUNCH @ Django
Dec 10 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Dec 10 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Dec
11
Fri
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Dec 11 all-day

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

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 11 all-day

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

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

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Dec
12
Sat
A SENSATIONAL CHRISTMAS WITH BRENDAN MACLEAN
Dec 12 all-day
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Session 1: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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STEVE EDMONDS BAND: HENDRIX & HEROES @ Django
Dec 12 all-day

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

The Steve Edmonds Band Jimi Hendrix Tribute Show is a heartfelt tribute to the great music and imagery of Jimi Hendrix and a tribute to the greatest guitar songs and bands of the 70’s.

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

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

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

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Dec
13
Sun
BABY ET LULU
Dec 13 all-day

baby et lulu_29294Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

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

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

 

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Dec
17
Thu
PAULA PUNCH @ Django
Dec 17 all-day

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

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

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

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

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TOM BURLINSON: Now We’re Swingin’
Dec 17 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
18
Fri
AMY WINEHOUSE REMEMBERED IN SONG
Dec 18 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
19
Sat
MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HANUKKAH CELEBRATION!
Dec 19 all-day

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

Monsieur Camembert will = be getting festive, spicing up their Gypsy-inspired brew with Klezmorized carols and smatterings of seasonal silliness!!!

“With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Triple ARIA-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)

“Klezmorized carols & other fun and frivolity as this 3x ARIA-winning 6-piece band brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with tango, klezmer, swing, Latin & jazz for the ultimate Christmas/Hanukkah party! Bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age).

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THE ROSLYNS @ Django
Dec 19 all-day

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

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

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Dec
20
Sun
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
Dec 20 all-day

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

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

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MIC CONWAY with ROBBIE LONG @ Django
Dec 20 all-day

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

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

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Dec
27
Sun
NADYA’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA
Dec 27 all-day

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

“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!”

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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Dec
28
Mon
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
Dec 28 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Dec
29
Tue
BRITISH ROCK: A Tribute to The Golden Era of British Music @ Django
Dec 29 all-day

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

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

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

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VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND
Dec 29 all-day

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

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

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

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Dec
30
Wed
BUMP CITY
Dec 30 all-day

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

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

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Jan
7
Thu
MISTURA @ Django
Jan 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Jan
8
Fri
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Jan 8 all-day

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

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

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Jan
9
Sat
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Jan 9 all-day

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

Known in legend as “the sound of young America” Motown had more hits than The Beatles, The Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis combined.

The All Star band features a bevy of Australia’s most accomplished singers and musicians playing classic Motown hits from The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Martha and The Vandellas, Four Tops, Jackson Five, Edwin Star and many more.

Enjoy classic hits including: Reach Out, Heatwave, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Dancing in The Streets, Uptight, You keep Me Hanging On, WAR, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Standing On Shakey Ground, papa was a Rolling Stone and My Girl as well as some more obscure dance groove tracks such as Shotgun, Cloud Nine and The Flick.

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Jan
15
Fri
THE MUSIC OF CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL @ Django
Jan 15 all-day

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

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

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

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Jan
16
Sat
KING TIDE @ Django
Jan 16 all-day

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

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

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Jan
17
Sun
STRATOS DIONISIOU TRIBUTE
Jan 17 all-day

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

Stratos Dionisiou was one of the biggest artists in Greece.

2020 marks 30 years since his death. His Career started in the 60s and went until 1990 when he passed away. His songs are not only known to the people in in Greece, but to all Greeks around the world. His songs are very well known amongst both the older generation and younger generations.

Stratos has 3 Sons who are also singers and are very well known. The MD and Bouzouki player of our 7piece band, Manolis Michalakis, is one Greece’s Leading Bouzouki players. He has worked with Stratos’ 3 sons at live concerts and has also played on Angelos Dionisiou’s Albums.

Vocals – Lefteris Ganas and Mario Kehagias; Bouzoukia – Manolis Michalakis and John Diamantis; Keyboards – Sam christodoulides; Drums – Bill Kezelos; Bass – George Ganakas

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Jan
30
Sat
DAMI IM: Piano, Songs & Stories
Jan 30 all-day

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

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

Tickets go on sale 11am, 18 Nov 2020.

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Feb
7
Sun
VINCE JONES
Feb 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

more info [1305200]