Dec
1
Tue
DECLAN KELLY @ Django
Dec 1 all-day

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

Declan Kelly is emerging from a what has been a very different year to say the least. Apart from the obvious and lockdown worldwide, this has been an exceptional creative time Declan, taking advantage of the time out from touring and all that goes with being on the go. Join him for this special show to kick off the new year.

Declan Kelly is a versatile musician and well known for his multiple collaborations with loads of Aussie musicians including Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan and Radical Son.

He was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. His mother, Salley, a singer, exposed Kelly to the life of a musician and instruments from an early age and he took to the drums and guitar, singing to come later in his life.

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
5
Sat
BACKSLIDERS ALBUM LAUNCH
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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

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THE ERIC CLAPTON EXPERIENCE @ Django
Dec 5 all-day

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

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

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Dec
6
Sun
JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec 6 all-day

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

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

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Dec
11
Fri
UNLOCKING THE DOORS @ Django
Dec 11 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
13
Sun
JAZZ CHRISTMAS PARTY @ Django
Dec 13 all-day

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

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

 

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Dec
17
Thu
PAULA PUNCH + LIZ MARTIN @ Django
Dec 17 all-day

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

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

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

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

Opening the night is Liz Martin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH) Monsieur Camembert will be getting festive, spicing up their Gypsy-inspired brew with some Klezmorized carols and smatterings of seasonal silliness!!! With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weave Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend. From Russian Gypsy songs, to tango and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, “they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents. The band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH) “Klezmorized carols & other fun and frivolity as this 3x ARIA-winning 6-piece band brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with tango, klezmer, swing, Latin & jazz for the ultimate Christmas/Hanukkah party! Bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age).

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THE ROSLYNS @ Django
Dec 19 all-day

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

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

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Jan
1
Fri
A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54 @ Django
Jan 1 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)

In the heart of New York City, the most famous night club the world has ever seen open its doors to the most glamorous, unique, famous and fabulous.

Experience Studio 54 at Sydney’s famous Camelot Lounge. Expect the city’s best funk musicians performing the most famous 70’s and 80’s dance floor bangers to celebrate what will be the biggest party of the year. Dress as your most glamorous self and come prepared to party.

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ANGELA AYERS SINGS THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm

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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BANDA POLITIKA: FROM PONTOS TO CRETE @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

6:00pm doors, 6:30pm show

Banda Politika will take you on a musical expedition “From Pontos to Crete” in a presentation of musical motifs and songs that have survived and resonate in our hearts as we cross the regions of the Black Sea, Constantinople, Propontis down the coasts of Asia Minor, Ayvali, Smyrne, Erythrea and the Greek islands to Crete.

Through the use of a variety of traditional musical Lyra instruments each adopting its own shape and form based on place of origin e.g. the Cretan Lyra and the Pontian Lyra (kemence), Viololyra, Lyraki, together with other traditional instruments such as the Cretan Lute, Steriano Lute and the more contemporary accordion, mandolin, guitar, bass and percussive accompaniments, Banda Politika set the scene for an unforgettable musical journey along the coasts of Asia Minor and the Greek Islands, from Pontos to Crete…

Taking part for Banda Politika:
Michael Platyrrahos: Cretan Lyra, Viololyra, Lyraki, Cretan Lute, Steriano Lute, Mandolin, Vocals
George Apostolidis: Pontian Lyra, Guitar, Vocals
Angelo Gatsos: Accordion, Bass Guitar
Christina Bacchiella: Percussion

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BARRIO LATIN SOUL
Jan 1 all-day

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

Following fantastic nights at Camelot ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to transport you to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.

Fusing African American R&B and Soul with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno and mainly sung in English, the Latin Soul and Boogaloo movement in the 1960’s had a huge influence on the growing Salsa scene in the 1970’s. The unique funky 11-piece all-star band ‘Barrio Soul’ celebrates the era in style and features members of well-known groups, Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno and will bring some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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BLUES & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm

Blues & Soul Extravaganza is back by popular demand!!!! A revue style show with some of our finest Blues/Soul Artists.
The legendary (Continental) Rob Susz( Dynamic Hepnotics, Mighty Reapers) & internationally reknowned Clayton Doley on Organ/Piano/Vocals join Multi award winning Soulful Blues Queens –Kate Lush and Liza Ohlback (Pearl and First ladies of Soul) plus an all star band with Dave Weir Sax/Vocals, Alex Hewittson and Greg Ohlback.

Get a Soul kind of feeling with each artists popular originals, plus classic Blue & Soul tunes from BB King, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi , Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more… sizzling vocal duets, amazing harmonies and mighty tempting grooves….

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CAMERON JONES TRIO @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

IMG_23646pm doors, 6:30pm show

Cameron Jones is musician who draws inspiration from the driving rhythms and melodic honesty of the acoustic gypsy jazz guitar. He performs regularly with prominent Sydney bands; The Spyglass Gypsies and Gadjo Guitars and vocalist and bassist, Paul Sun. Jones is also the Creative Director of the Brisbane based OzManouche Festival. Australia’s only festival dedicated to gypsy jazz.

Cameron is joined by Jose Zarb (Marsala) and Oscar Peterson (The Djangologists)

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY JAZZ PARTY @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm

It’s Back
Christmas in July Jazz Party. Celebrate a real wintery Christmas with Susan Gai Dowling, Rebekka Neville, Tina Delandre, Helen Fenton.
All your favorite Yuletide songs plus a few surprises. Backed by a Cracker band Carl Dewhurst on guitar, Matt McMahon playing piano, Craig Scott on the bass, and Toby Hall behind the drums.
So ring up and join Santa and his Camel sleigh for a riotous mid year Jazz Christmas Party.

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DAVE WELLS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

Those that have witnessed a Dave Wells performance are privy to the beguiling power of this most rare of musicians. Few songwriters conjure the emotive force of this songwriter, whose command of both voice and guitar captivates to the point of transcendency. On his new seven-track release, due mid-2021, Wells captures the arresting simplicity of his voice and guitar. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Hunter-based songwriter collaborated with world-renowned producer and engineer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Powderfinger), the mutual aim to depart from the robust full-band bells-andwhistles delivery of Wells’ acclaimed debut solo record and strip the songs down to their elemental components.

In February 2021, Wells will embark on his first post-COVID headline tour, taking this mostly unheard set of songs on the road for a series of solo and full-band shows. The first taste of the new material will be single ‘Hey Mate’, a searing tribute to a dear friend, and a song that will perhaps apply to someone in the lives of all that hear it. With a now broader and more stunning songbook, Wells is sure to deliver mesmerising and life-affirming concerts for those lucky enough to attend. Just don’t forget to bring a mate.

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DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: SOLD OUT! AUG 2 NOW ON SALE!
Jan 1 all-day

7pm doors, 9pm show

SONGS FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE IS A REVELATORY CAREER SPANNING CONCERT

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier present Songs From The Book Of Life, a career spanning selection of music and stories. There is unflinching honesty, humour, revelation and a reflexive desire to let it all hang out. And some damn fine tunes.

“Alongside Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway is the most consistent and important singer songwriter we have. She is a true original.” – Steve Moffat Daily Telegraph

“It is a challenge to find any musical work Conway has been involved with that isn’t simply magnificent.” – Sydney Morning Herald

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DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: Songs From The Book of Life
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 7pm show

SECOND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULA DEMAND!

SONGS FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE IS A REVELATORY CAREER SPANNING CONCERT

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier present Songs From The Book Of Life, a career spanning selection of music and stories. There is unflinching honesty, humour, revelation and a reflexive desire to let it all hang out. And some damn fine tunes.

“Alongside Paul Kelly, Deborah Conway is the most consistent and important singer songwriter we have. She is a true original.” – Steve Moffat Daily Telegraph

“It is a challenge to find any musical work Conway has been involved with that isn’t simply magnificent.” – Sydney Morning Herald

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DOG TRUMPET @ Django
Jan 1 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)

Dog Trumpet is spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa who were founding members of iconic Australian band Mental As Anything. Achieving many highlights during their career including ARIA awards and induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

The brothers have created an inventive and original body of work distinguished by an eccentric and offbeat warmth and melodic drive propelled by Reg’s distinctive slide guitar and Peter’s elegant acoustic guitar and mandolin. Their poetic and at times absurdist lyrics are set against a sonic backdrop.

Parallel to their musical careers Reg and Peter are also serious and committed visual artists. Reg is very well known for his idiosyncratic and iconic work for Mambo Graphics and as a fine artist, holding his first exhibition in 1975 at Sydney’s Watters Gallery. Peter too is an established artist/painter represented in Sydney by King Street Gallery on William. For over three decades the brothers have exhibited widely in Australia, NZ, Europe and the USA.

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DREY ROLLAN PRESENTS: LEGENDS OF BLUES
Jan 1 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm 
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm 

Come on a journey as Drey Rollan & co pay tribute to the most influential Electric blues & rock guitarists of all time.

From the early pioneers of blues & rock’n’roll featuring the greats such as Muddy Waters, B.B King,Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin Wolf, Freddie King, Albert King to rock legends Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green & more!
Featuring songs such as Johnny B.Goode, thrill is gone, hideaway, hooch coochie man, spoonful, who do you love, crossroads, redhouse, need your love so bad & many more.

Line up Drey Rollan – lead vocals & Guitar Antero Ceschin – Drums Scott Leishman – Bass Johnny G – Keyboards

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FUNK SOUL PARTY with BUMP CITY
Jan 1 all-day

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Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm

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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GREGG ARTHUR: JAZZ & COCKTAILS
Jan 1 all-day

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

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

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

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

 

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JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

Following some funky good times, ‘Jungle Boogie’ returns by popular demand to Django @ Camelot to set the dance floor alight with some Hard Funk. Get up for the downstroke on the funk rollercoaster with a 10 piece band bustin’ loose with some funky stuff.

Hit the dance floor with some heavy funk tunes from Kool & the Gang, JBs Funky People, The Meters, Parliament, Ohio Players, Average White Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Brass Construction and more! Let the spirit of the boogie take your mind!

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LIVE CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON
Jan 1 all-day

armandoSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm 
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm 

This Traditional Latin Band features Cuban Band Leader, Composer and Arranger Armandito Garcia .

Armandito comes from Santiago de Cuba, also known as the “Cradle of Son”, with its connection with traditional styles of Cuban music. He settled in Australia after ten years touring internationally with the legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle and Lady Salsa Show, performing in Europe, UK, Pacific Island, New Zealand and Australia.

On stage, the band is characterised by a high energy, distinctively Cuban sounds blend with gifted improvisation, with an authentic repertoire includes all the most popular and traditional rhythms of Cuba, ranging from Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba, to “Buena Vista Social Club” style of music.

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LOUIS TILLETT
Jan 1 all-day

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

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

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

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MARSALA
Jan 1 all-day

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

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

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

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MIC CONWAY with ROBBIE LONG @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 6:30pm Show

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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MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION
Jan 1 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)

City’s Calling Me is the brand new album from Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission and nothing is going to stop them getting around the country to play to people who have been hanging out for fine live music all year. Sure the Bluesfest cancellation was a kick in the guts but it only served to make the honest troubadours of this world more resolute there is work to be done and shows to be played.

Squeezebox Wally – check, Brooke Rusty Russell – check, Franz on bass? Folley on the tubs? Check! Check! It’s the full line-up of the Roving Commission and they are raring to go. Time to get Out and About folks!

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MIRIAM LIEBERMAN TRIO: JUST TRANSFORMING ALBUM LAUNCH
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors | 6:30pm show

“Her songs are beautifully melodic, richly textured but can have pointed themes…. Simply brilliant” 4.5 stars, Jeff Glorfeld, The Age

Miriam Lieberman and her trio – Lara Goodridge ( Baby et Lulu / Fourplay ) and Susie Bishop ( (Chaika) will be releasing Miriam’s much anticipated new all originals album Just Transforming at Django Camelot on Sunday 30th May. Written and recorded during the height of the Covid pandemic these are a collection of songs about our incredible, fragile planet, about becoming a mum, about imagination and about our need for each other.

Miriam’s albums are soulful collections of stories, beautifully told through strings – kora ( West African harp) soaring violin arrangements, guitar, lush vocal harmonies and Lieberman’s unmistakable voice. With a world wise flavour the music has a catchiness and contemporary tone that is entirely it’s own.

Albums will be available on the night.

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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT with NADYA present GOLDEN EARRINGS.. A Night of Gypsy Music!
Jan 1 all-day

Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm

”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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MUCHO MAMBO 13 piece LATIN BIG BAND
Jan 1 all-day

Mambo Rumba retro couple web 2 copySession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

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

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

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

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NADYA & ZORAN’S 101 CANDLES BALKAN GYPSY ORKESTRA @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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Session 1: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9pm

Camelot will become “The tavern at the end of the Euroverse” for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party!!! Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure. Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed. . Zoran Todorovic’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills”

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NADYA SINGS PIAF with Leonid Beshlei & Mark Harris @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 7pm show

Nadya Golski, “a contralto of power, range and conviction…has the sort of voice that would light up a room if the power failed…” (John Shand, SMH). “Australia’s Queen of Gypsy Soul” presents a stirring evening of Edith Piaf & other French favourites, featuring her long-time collaborator Russian Saxophonist and accordioniste extraordinaire Leonid Beshlei, as well as special guests from Monsieur Camembert: Eddie Bronson (clarinet) & Mark Harris (contrabass) plus the one and only Stephen Lalor! A must-see for lovers of Piaf and French Chanson!

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NEXAS QUARTET
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 7pm show

The virtuosic Nexas Quartet present an evening with America’s greatest and most iconic composer George Gershwin. The concert showcases such classics as American in Paris, Summertime and his most famed work Rhapsody in Blue guest starring one of Australia’s most beloved pianists Gerard Willems AM.

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PACO LARA IN CONCERT
Jan 1 all-day

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

“Magnificently entertaining. Such musicians are rare in this country.” – City News
The virtuoso Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara, who boasts of a distinguished career in Europe and Australia of more than 30 years, launches his album “THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR“ – featuring some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia.

Fresh from his packed-out concert at the Sydney Opera House, the maestro himself and his amazing ensemble can assure you that this is an experience not to be missed!

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture, and artistry. Expect impressive articulation with musical elegance and imagination.

”the music, beyond being exceptionally well played, is always pretty and eminently approachable – a quality compounded by the choice of repertoire. 8/10 John Shand” (The Sydney Morning Herald).

Featuring:Deya Miranda Giner (flamenco dancer) Byron Mark (percussion & piano) Carlito Akam (second guitar)

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SERAFINA: Bossa Nova and Beyond @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 6:30pm show

Anna Salleh first fell in love with bossa nova as a child, and deepened her understanding of Brazilian music by packing up her guitar and heading to Rio de Janeiro. She has performed internationally and is known for her collaborations with some of Australia’s best world/jazz musicians e.g. in the Afro Latin Moods Quartet (with guitarist Guy Strazz) and the five-piece Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond, with which she produced two albums.

Here Anna (voice/guitar) joins forces with Gino Pengue (guitar), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet, saxophone, flute) and Jess Ciampa (percussion) in a new quartet called SERAFINA, which pays homage to bossa nova and samba classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim to Baden Powell, as well as intricate choro and other styles, including original compositions, drawing on Brazilian and other Latin genres.

“If this isn’t the sound of Summer I don’t know what is” – Sydney Morning Herald

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SIMON TEDESCHI & GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 7pm show

Arguably the only classical pianist who crosses so effortlessly into jazz, Simon Tedeschi teams up with jazz vocalist/violinist George Washingmachine, in a special tribute to the great composer George Gershwin and his lyricist brother, Ira.
Come and be entertained by this dazzling duo as they perform all Gershwin favourites including Summertime, ‘S Wonderful, Embraceable You and of course, Rhapsody in Blue.

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SIMON TEDESCHI & KEVIN HUNT
Jan 1 all-day

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

Two great pianists on two pianos, in a performance where the jazz & the classical duck & weave in a way that feels ‘just right’. Performing together throughout Australia for over a decade to acclaim & standing ovations, Simon Tedeschi & Kevin Hunt return in 2021 with a new program of irresistible classical & jazz works. Alongside music from Bach & Debussy to Ellington, Monk & Oscar Peterson, Tedeschi + Hunt also revisit Gershwin’s much-lauded masterpiece Rhapsody in Blue in a phenomenal arrangement by these 2 maestros of the piano.

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STRATOS DIONISIOU TRIBUTE
Jan 1 all-day

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

Stratos Dionisiou was one of the biggest artists in Greece. His career spanned the 60’s through to 1990. 2020 marks exactly 30 years since he passed away. His songs are not only known to people in Greece, but to all Greeks around the world – both older& younger generations. Stratos had 3 sons who are also famous singers. The MD & Bouzouki player of this 7-piece band, Manolis Michalakis, is one Greece’s leading Bouzouki players. He has worked with Stratos’ 3 sons at live concerts & has also played on Angelos Dionisiou’s albums. The show will feature Lefteris Ganas & Mario Kehagias (vocals), Manolis Michalakis & John Diamantis (Bouzoukia), Sam Christodoulides (Keyboards), Bill Kezelos (drums), & George Ganakas (bass).

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SUPER RATS @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

SuperRats26pm doors, 6:30pm show

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

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

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TANYELI SOUND OF MEDITERRANEAN
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors, 6:30pm show

Tanyeli is a world-renowned belly dancer, singer & composer from Turkey. For the first time she will present her exciting new show, joined by the best Mediterranean performers for a very special night at Camelot.

Experience Music from all Mediterranean countries with guests from Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Africa, Macedonia, and topped off with a Spanish element from the incredible Victor Valdes on Mexican harp. Prepare for an incredible musical voyage, with an explosive combination of sounds, dance and songs. This potent alchemy is a recipe for a most magical night – not to be missed!

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THE ALBUM SHOW PRESENTS: THE TRAVELING WILBURYS
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

THE ALBUM SHOW returns with yet another new show, bringing you classic tracks recorded by the iconic supergroup THE TRAVELLING WILBURYS, as well as performing selection from the songwriting catalogues of Wilbury icons, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty.

Conceived and directed by renowned record producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael Carpenter (The Beatle Boys, Petty Nicks, Shane Nicholson, and countless others) the show brings together a top level lineup of versatile singers and multi-instrumentalists to represent the significant body of work represented by The Wilburys, together and alone.

Joining Carpenter are Andy Pole (The Beatnix, The Beatles Boys), Rod Auld (The Beatle Boys, The Soul Movers, Jon English), Russell Crawford (The Beatle Boys, Josh Pyke, The Album Show), and Paul Andrews (Lazy Susan, Yacht Rock Show Band, Family Fold). This unique collection of singers and multi-instrumentalists (the lineup has 4 drummers, 5 guitarists, 3 bass players and 3 keyboard players to choose from) will see this incredible setlist represented with authentic live representations of the energy and excitement of the original recordings, performed by a group of great voices and seasoned performers.

The repertoire will draw on tracks the Wilburys recorded for their 2 albums, as well as some special bonus tracks recorded during their time together. It will also draw on the solo hits, as well as material from Harrison’s “Beatles Years”, Lynne’s time with ELO and Petty’s catalogue with and without The Heartbreaker, all with the quality we’ve come to expect from THE ALBUM SHOW!!

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THE APRIL FAMILY @ Django
Jan 1 all-day

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

The April Family are returning to the Sydney live arena after a long break for their first full band show at Django this March.

The well respected Alt Country combo, featuring Kylie Whitney, Casey Atkins and Michael Carpenter, released two albums and an EP (including their #2 ARIA Country Chart album “House Of Cards”) before putting things on hold in early 2020. Part pandemic, and partly the need to stop and refocus, 2020 saw the band release the single “Fortune Teller”, but also start to refill their songwriting stocks, writing as a band for the first time. With a new album on the horizon for later in the year, the band is keen to reestablish themselves as a formidable live presence, with their souring harmonies, Whitney’s soulful twang on vocals and Atkins’ soaring guitar work.

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THE BLACK SORROWS
Jan 1 all-day

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

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

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THE VAMPIRES MEET CHRIS ABRAHAMS
Jan 1 all-day

6pm doors | 6:30pm show

The Vampires are excited to be back in oz after a forced hiatus in 2020, with band members split across the world. With their return they bring a new collaboration with renowned pianist Chris Abrahams. No stranger to Camelot audiences, Chris is one-third of the great Australian group, ‘The Necks’. Arguably one of our most influential pianists Chris makes a great match for The Vampires, who recently have taken an expansive approach to their compositions. Not to be missed.

The Vampires have released six albums and toured relentlessly around Australia and Europe. With a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, the band has garnered praise from US Downbeat (“phenomenal”), Guardian UK (“seductive genre hopping creativity”), and All About Jazz (“gold all over”). The Vampires have received nominations for Australia’s ARIA awards, Bell Awards, AIR Awards, and were the first instrumental act to be short-listed for the Australian Music Prize.

“In a head-bopping nod to the obvious, The Vampires play vamps. Yet, these are no ordinary vamps. Written and improvised melodies are beautiful and flawless, and the harmonies between the three voices (woodwinds, brass, bass) ring with pitch-perfect sonority. There is a sublime pacing to each of the tunes here, with strategic shifts in texture, tonality, tonality, rhythm or intensity twisting the narrative of each hypnotic groove into an ever-unfolding and irresistible arc.”

**** Gary Fukushima, Downbeat

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ZORAN & SASA TODOROVIC: A virtuoso father-son Accordion duo
Jan 1 all-day

accoridon norman-rockwell-paintings-norman-rockwell-art 1a (1)6pm doors, 6:30pm show

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – and this will never be more evident than on this night featuring two extraordinary virtuoso accordionists, who are father and son!

Vrtuoso Gypsy accordionist Zoran Todorovic will present thrillingly fiery & fabulously frenetic Balkan & Gypsy accordion favourites with his prodigiously talented son Sasa! ”Zoran’s improvising style is like hearing glass that keeps shattering, so shards of sound fly in multiple directions at armour piercing speed amid mad, fluttering trills.” (John Shand, SMH). This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to hear two of the greatest accordionists in Australia, and witness the special picquant alchemy of their father-son chemistry!

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Jan
21
Thu
KATIE NOONAN
Jan 21 all-day

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

5 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. The 7 x Platinum selling songstress will be exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Vanguard and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate, stripped back setting.

“Katie is like the voice I have in my dreams. Soaring and no note too impossible to reach. She makes something so difficult seem so easy. Her voice is the sound of wonder to me.” – Kate Ceberano

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Jan
22
Fri
DREY ROLLAN: A TRIBUTE TO PETER GREEN & FLEETWOOD MAC @ Django
Jan 22 all-day

IMG-1107Session 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

We invite you to celebrate one the greatest and influential guitar players of all time.

Peter Green was an English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll hall of fame in 1998. Green’s songs, such as “Albatross”, “Black Magic Woman”, Oh Well, “The Green Mahalishi” and “Man Of The World”, appeared on singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.
Green was a major figure in the “second great epoch” of the British blues movement. Eric Clapton praised his guitar playing, and B.B King commented, “He has the sweetest tone I ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats. Green was interested in expressing emotion in his songs, rather than showing off how fast he could play.His trademark sound included string bending, vibrato, and economy of style.

join us on a journey from Peter’s early days with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers to his brilliant work with Fleetwood Mac, plus some of his later solo works this is a night not to miss.

Featuring Drey Rollan on guitar and vocals, Antero Ceschin on drums, Scott Leishman on bass and Mike Gubby on Keyboards

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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
28
Thu
RUSSELL MORRIS
Jan 28 all-day

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

Aria Hall of Fame inductee, #1 selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian Icon!!

A few phrases commonly used when describing Aussie legend Russell Morris.. Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day.

Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as; Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many many more…

Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful “Long Way To The Top” in 2012.

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Feb
4
Thu
VINCE JONES
Feb 4 all-day

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

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

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

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Feb
5
Fri
19-TWENTY @ Django
Feb 5 all-day

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

“Ask for forgiveness not for permission. No rules, no limits. The closest to punk the Blues will ever get. Raucous and manic.”

Bringing their wild festival vibes direct to you in an intimate setting! This manic 3 piece fed of blues and rock rarely play Sydney but when they do.. It’s always a time! Highly entertaining and insanely energetic, Come and see what all the fuss is about.

“The future of Blues & Roots in Australia” – ABC
“Who the hell is this guy? He definitely has the talent!” – Ian Moss
“Definitely a guitarist to watch!” – Australian Guitar Magazine

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Feb
7
Sun
ALMA ORQUESTRA @ Django
Feb 7 all-day

sancha6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Drawing inspiration from Fado and folk tunes of the Iberian Peninsula and navigating the seas to Cape Verde and Brazil, Alma Orquestra will take you on a soulful journey from traditional to modern and original Portuguese song. Beautiful melodies, captivating rhythms, stunning improvisations – Alma’s irresistible music moves listeners to join them in joyful song and dance every time.

Alma Orquestra wowed viewers when they starred in SBS’s Destination Flavour Eurovision with Adam Liaw earlier this year. This spectacular five-piece ensemble features Sydney’s stunning songstress/violinist Mandie Vieira, alongside fellow Portuguese-Australian saxophonist extraordinaire Loretta Palmeiro and a stellar rhythm section in guitarist Jeremy Sawkins, bassist Hannah James and drummer Mike Quigley.

Bringing you the sweetest sounds of Portugal and more, Alma will appease all “saudades”.

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VINCE JONES
Feb 7 all-day

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

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

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

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Feb
11
Thu
MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS with BAND
Feb 11 all-day

MEL_AND_CHRIS

6pm – 8:pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Melanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams rarely convene for live gigs, so when they do surface, it’s a special event. Joining them this evening, will be critically acclaimed bassist, Jonathan Zwartz and the extraordinary Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle) on drums. They will be performing new music from their soon to be released 6th album, as well as tracks from their previous releases, Resisting Calm, Welcome to Violet, Coal, Jerusalem Bay and Blood Oranges. A night not to be missed. ‘Oxley is one of our most underrated vocalist with a distinctive searching range. Similarly, Abrahams’ intuitive ways – best known as part of the spellbinding instrumentalists The Necks – …. a delicate balance of composure and fluidity.’ (Khedoori). Their music gently unfolds before you as classic. Lyrically thoughtful, playful and clever, musically deceptively simple. Abrahams extraordinary talent reveals itself in every facet of every song while Oxley’s voice continues to uplift and beguile. Extraordinary.

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

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

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

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

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STEVE BALBI
Feb 12 all-day

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

Celebrating the digital release of his new record, I Think I Know For Sure, Steve Balbi returns to Camelot, live ‘n’ eclectic, featuring songs from his new record alongside reimagined out-takes, hit picks and favourites from a colourful catalogue of words and music, which includes Noiseworks, Electric Hippies, 1980s new-wavers Mi-Sex, and more.

The COVID takedown has meant many things to many people. For the creative chameleon, Steve Balbi, it was time to peel-back yet another layer of skin to reveal an entirely new pigment – an iridescent sunburst orange, in colour, melody and tone. This new fabric of songs, entitled I Think I Know For Sure, is out now on CD and Limited Edition 12” vinyl. Stream the new single ‘WONDERFUL’ here: https://ffm.to/wonderful and watch the music video here: https://youtu.be/VlBWS9qT26Q

Reflecting upon living in isolation, Balbi concedes, “It allowed me to sit back, slow down and take stock, while it became increasingly clear to me what really matters. Simply, family, friends and creativity are my world. I willingly went back to basics and was inspired to make a body of work that echoes the music that inspired me as a child. It feels as though this record has been waiting for me for years. And it’s the opposite of what seems to be popular right now. Perhaps for that reason alone, I love it even more. I think I know for sure.”

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Feb
13
Sat
AMY & THE GREY ZONE @ Django
Feb 13 all-day

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

Amy & the Grey Zone are coming back to Django!. Combining blues rock and indy classics and contemporary material sprinkled with originals.

Guaranteed to move your feet (in your seat!) These guys have sold out all of their Django shows in recent years, so be quick!

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Feb
14
Sun
DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) @ Django
Feb 14 all-day

6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Valentine’s Day special – Aria nominated flamenco guitarist Damian Wright (Bandaluzia)

After recently receiving ‘Album Of The Week’ in The Sydney Morning Herald, Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT (Bandaluzia) returns to DJANGO BAR in a special SOLO guitar performance presenting some of the best loved classics from the traditional flamenco guitar repertoire by Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlúcar, Gerardo Nuñez, Mario Escudero & more..
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

DAMIAN WRIGHT recently released his debut album “Shifting Sands” (ABC Music) which was The Sydney Morning Heralds ‘Album of the week’ where it was described as “Glorious guitar playing”.

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Feb
18
Thu
DANI EL-RASSI + BEN MALONE @ Django
Feb 18 all-day

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

Off the back of her debut Australian tour, and with a handful of releases and festival appearances under her belt, Dani El-Rassi is thrilled to be bringing her band to Django @ Camelot Lounge! Dani’s voice is known to take you on a journey, with her soulful, folk/country/ballad-pop storytelling keeping you hanging with every lyric and note she sings and every note she plays. After selling out Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory in 2019 for her Debut EP Launch, Dani was thrilled to traverse thousands of kilometres in her car, with her band, to deliver her music to audiences everywhere. Join Dani and her band for a night you don’t want to miss before she takes on the world (when Covid permits!).

Ben Malone is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter hailing from the southern highlands, and has played music for over 15 years. He has performed with many notable Australian musicians, such as Pete Murray, Winterbourne, Icehouse, and overseas acts such as Kodaline (UK). Ben plans to release his debut album in early 2021.

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Feb
25
Thu
MARK WILKINSON
Feb 25 all-day

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

Mark Wilkinson celebrates ‘Hand Picked, Vol. 3’, the newest instalment in his much loved acoustic series. Mark continues the tradition of showcasing his songs laid bare, in their most raw and honest form.

It’s a sentiment fans around the world know well, whether they’ve seen Mark on stage, just a man and his guitar, or if they’ve come to discover him through his first two volumes. The original Hand Picked endeared him to tens of thousands with ‘Middle Ground’ broadcast on television throughout Australia and New Zealand. Volume two’s ‘Everything to Me’ found millions more with regular radio rotation across the US and Canada.

To celebrate the release Mark will be heading to Camelot, crossing open borders after a long absence, sharing songs from the new album along with many other favourites. Numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

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Feb
26
Fri
A TAPESTRY OF FIRE & RAIN: THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR
Feb 26 all-day

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

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

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

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ROB SNARSKI (Blackeyed Susans) + PETER MILTON-WALSH (The Apartments) @ Django
Feb 26 all-day

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

Two of this country’s most respected singers and songwriters , Rob Snarski & Peter Milton Walsh come together to perform two special intimate shows this January 2021 at Django Bar.

Walsh is the near-myth behind The Apartments, the group he named after one of Billy Wilder’s greatest films. His music is of another time: post-punk, certainly, but also of Burt Bacharach and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg, hence his popularity in France.

Snarski brings the songs from his beloved solo works “Sparrow and Swan” and “Wounded Bird”. Known as the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with The Blackeyed Susans, he boasts multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull.

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Feb
27
Sat
ROB SNARSKI (Blackeyed Susans) + PETER MILTON-WALSH (The Apartments) @ Django
Feb 27 all-day

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

Two of this country’s most respected singers and songwriters , Rob Snarski & Peter Milton Walsh come together to perform two special intimate shows this January 2021 at Django Bar.

Walsh is the near-myth behind The Apartments, the group he named after one of Billy Wilder’s greatest films. His music is of another time: post-punk, certainly, but also of Burt Bacharach and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg, hence his popularity in France.

Snarski brings the songs from his beloved solo works “Sparrow and Swan” and “Wounded Bird”. Known as the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with The Blackeyed Susans, he boasts multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Marianne Faithfull.

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THE PRAGMATICS
Feb 27 all-day

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

Arguably Sydney’s most refreshing classic bar band, The Pragmatics will showcase a unique but connected 80 minute set of classics by the Jam, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Queen, David Bowie, Queen AND David Bowie (their version of Under Pressure is towering), Simple Minds, Tears For Fears, The Romantics, Dexy’s, Crowded House, The Cure, Powderfinger and Oasis and… well you get it: an incredible night of raucous rock Classics and Cool Cuts from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Joining the Pragulars – Dan, Pete, Simon and Stevie – will be Tim Byron on Keys and Kathryn Brownhill on violin.

The Prags have been delivering four-part harmonies and dancefloor drenched rock shows to thousands of people since 2014. They have played corporate events, charity gigs, weddings, birthdays, town halls, pubs, bars, theatres, beer festivals, boats, back alleys, carparks and a basketball arena. And the show they present is tight, not slick. Authentic, not a replica. It’s the real deal.

With a repertoire that covers soul, rock, country, pop, indie and loads more across six decades, The Prags are one of the best nights you’ll have. Bank it. As a quartet, quintet (keys), or horn-loaded soul extravaganza, The Pragmatics deliver good times: guaranteed.

These shows routinely sell out, so please get in early to avoid disappointment.

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Mar
4
Thu
JAMIE HUTCHINGS (BLUEBOTTLE KISS)
Mar 4 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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Mar
5
Fri
THE GADFLYS @ Django
Mar 5 all-day

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

2020! What a year! Everybody has a hard luck story. Fire, flood and pestilence! In the music industry we’ve had shows cancelled due to bushfires, months of nothing due to Covid 19 restrictions. “Too much of nothing.., can cause one man to sleep on nails.., cause others to eat fire.” Sometimes,”… it just makes a fella mean!” Some bright folks have worked the internet to their advantage, bringing ‘live streamed’ music directly to your tablet or phone. The Gadflys though, are a band who made their reputation playing in front of ‘live’ audiences. In the Darwinian scheme of things, ‘adapt or perish’, then if Covid was a meteor , and the Gadflys dinosaurs, it’s adios and goodbye to them but …

In the face of logic and rational economic calculations, the legendary pub band who have had crowds dancing their arses off since the1980s, are filling a suitcase with last years CD release, LOVE & DESPAIR, loading the double bass and drums into the car, lubricating the vocal chords and hitting the Hume once again to bring their jungle rhythms and liquorice stick shrieks to a music starved audience.

Be sure to book early.

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Mar
7
Sun
MAYFIELD ST @ Django
Mar 7 all-day

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

Carrie Lakin and Charlie Meadows are old pals who write songs together. They draw on many traditions- folk, jazz, country, pop and soul- but they are most inspired to create songs of beauty, story and vibe.
In Mayfield St. they are joined by a bunch of great muso friends who you’d recognise from some of Sydney’s best bands. While the lads lay down earthy sounds of great subtlety, Carrie’s sublime vocals soar above, weaving mesmerising tales of life and love.
Come join Mayfield St. for a night of soulful acoustic delights.

Carrie Lakin- vocals; Charlie Meadows- guitar, vocals; Nick Hoorweg- double bass, vocals; Nick Southcott- keyboards, vocals; Cameron Reid- drums

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THE HEAVENLY LIGHT QUARTET
Mar 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
11
Thu
LOUIS TILLETT
Mar 11 all-day

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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PANSURI @ Django
Mar 11 all-day

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

Pansuri is a cross cultural trio with influences ranging from Indian, African, Latin and Jazz.
It features the hypnotic, celestial sound of the handpan played by well-known Sydney musician Blair Greenberg.
Blair is also a member of funky African band Keyim Ba as well as being a composer, producer and teacher.
On Sax and flute is Paul Chenard, originally from Canada and a master of his instrument having played with Mucho Mambo, Epizo Bangoura, Pape M’Baye and many others.
On Indian tabla and percussion is Keith Manning, a highly experienced musician having studied with Pandit Nikhil Ghosh in Mumbai.
Improvisation plays a prominent role in Pansuri’s music so no two concerts are the same.

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Mar
12
Fri
JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES
Mar 12 all-day

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

Johnny G & The E Types is Sydney’s premier soul show. Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary STAX recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and FAME recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James & more. This explosive 9-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.

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Mar
13
Sat
CUMBIAMUFFIN
Mar 13 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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Mar
14
Sun
GEORGE DOUKAS & THE D-STRINGS
Mar 14 all-day

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

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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Mar
18
Thu
DAMI IM: Piano, Songs & Stories
Mar 18 all-day

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

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

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Mar
19
Fri
MONTEREY POP FESTIVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE
Mar 19 all-day

Monterey Pop FestivalSession 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 music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s! This show highlights the best and most influential songs from the bands of the era that had the greatest impact on the Festival. The Monterey Pop Festivals was a 3 day concert held on the 16th June to the 18th June in 1967. The 7000 capacity was eclipsed threefold, as the Festival took off and became a huge watershed for the counter culture just like Woodstock that happened 2 years later. The festival is remembered for appearances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Mammas and Pappas, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The festival became known as having sown the seeds of the Summer Of Love which would make a historical mark for more generations.

Featuring: Amanda Easton (vocals); Floyd Vincent (guitar & vocals); Steve Bull (bass); Lloyd G (Drums); Tim Wedde (Keys); and Gary Fredericks (guitar)

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Mar
21
Sun
COUNTRY COOKIN’ @ Django
Mar 21 all-day

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

Who would have thought it. Two of Sydney’s most respected Jazz singers, Helen Fenton and Susan Gai Dowling, will be covering a delicious Country repertoire. Backed by an all star band, come and see these fantastic singers pay homage to the likes of Hank Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis, Helen Reddy and more!

The band features Carl Dewhurst – Guitar; Arne Hanna – Guitar; Ollie Thorpe – Pedal Steel; Mary Rapp – Bass; and Hamish Stuart – Drums

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Mar
25
Thu
EMMA PASK
Mar 25 all-day

_BKS6098_4_8x10Session 1: 6pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask has firmly established herself as one of this countries favourite voices in Jazz.

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired. Emma is sure to delight as she interweaves storytelling through timeless swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and of course some raucous blues.

Emma played support for American music legend George Benson on his Australian tour, and with Latin Superstar Ricky Martin singing her praises, you won’t want to miss her live.

Well known for spending the last 20 years by the side of jazz virtuoso James Morrison, he says of Emma
“Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she is the real thing!”

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TAYLOR B-W + MAARI @ Django
Mar 25 all-day

6:00pm doors, 6:30pm show

Tucked inside a pop shell lies Sydney-born, Kiwi singer-songwriter, Taylor B-W, who blends strong vocals, soul-driven melodies with emotive lyrics that reflect her resilience and quest for peace within herself and the world around her, swiftly moving between the many facets of pop music to show-off the different sides to her artistry.

This Sydney based Alternative Pop duo blur the lines between music for the heart and music for the dance floor. With an unapologetic love of all things magical and melancholy, the duo are a melting pot of darkness and light. Drawing on some extreme juxtapositions from a childhood of Punk Rock, Rnb, Music Theatre and Soul, Kabusii and Bronte Maree wear their heart on their sleeve and build their songs from a feeling upwards.

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Mar
26
Fri
THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK: Celebrating the Life and Music of The Queen Of Soul
Mar 26 all-day

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

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

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

Her voice will rock your world!

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Mar
27
Sat
PURPLE DOVES: CELEBRATING PRINCE
Mar 27 all-day

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

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

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TAASHA COATES (THE AUDREYS) @ Django
Mar 27 all-day

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

Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys.

Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band’s debut album, she has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She’s rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll.

With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, “Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts” produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.

Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits.

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Mar
28
Sun
LUCY BURKE @ Django
Mar 28 all-day

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

Lucy Burke is a singer-songwriter from Sydney, performing in the style of acoustic pop jazz. Drawing influences from Norah Jones, Lana Del Ray and The Beatles, her live performances range from intimate and heartfelt songs to those you can groove and sing along to. Lucy performs a variety of songs from her wide musical catalogue, as well a selection of cover songs adapted to her unique sound.

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Apr
1
Thu
SCARECROW PEOPLE: THE MUSIC OF XTC
Apr 1 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)

Scarecrow People, possibly Australia’s sole translators of the music of the mighty XTC, bravely return to their spiritual home to present the amazing catalogue of Swindon’s finest for your safely distanced pleasure. Featuring members, past and present, of Petulant Frenzy, The Nature Strip, Magic Lunchbox, Smelly Tongues and Bernie Hayes Quartet, the band has become a favourite amongst Camelot’s punters over the past 5 years. Needless to say, this night is shaping up to be very special for all involved. Scarecrow gigs are inevitably played to full houses, so booking early is essential.

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VAN THE MAN: THE AUSTRALIAN VAN MORRISON SHOW
Apr 1 all-day

Van The Man

6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Show

“VAN THE MAN” had its roots in the highly successful Sydney wine bar circuit of the 1970’s.
“Hogan & The Becketts” (the backbone of Van the Man) played all the hits through the 80’s and 90’s, with Van Morrison being one of the favourites. In 1999 “Van the Man” was formed and started its career with a bang, being invited to perform at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

According to Richard Jinman of “The Age” ….. “sound right … oh yes! Van the Man do the business. Hogan has Van’s jazzy vocal phrasing and gruff irish burr down pat. Hit or miss? Absolute HIT! “

“Van the Man” has gone on to perform for State of Origin fixtures, Bledisloe Cup Finals and sold out one of Sydney’s premier live music venues. With exclusive appearances for the Packer family at their country retreat Ellerston, seven highly acclaimed tours of New Zealand and a recent triumphant performance at Norway’s Music Festival in Kjollefjord, “Van the Man” is a must see for all Van Morrison fans, both young and old.

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Apr
6
Tue
TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 6 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr
7
Wed
TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr
8
Thu
SPYGLASS GYPSIES @ Django
Apr 8 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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TIM FREEDMAN
Apr 8 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr
9
Fri
PETER GREEN’S FLEETWOOD MAC & THE B.B KING EXPERIENCE @ Django
Apr 9 all-day

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

B.B King said Peter Green had the sweetest tone he’d ever heard. “He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats.”

Come celebrate as Drey Rollan and company take you on an Journey with the music of Fleetwood Mac & it’s biggest influence. B.B King. Blues music was the dominate featuring in the original Mac, and B.B’s influence on the founder Peter Green was his driving force. Featuring an early set of B.B King’s hits such as thrill is gone, when love comes to town, sweet angel. The Fleetwood Mac component features all there early hits albatross, oh well Black magic woman, man of the world & the green manalishi.

Featured in this lineup Skinny Jr on drums, Scott Leishman on bass, Johnny G keys, and Drey Rollan on vocals & lead guitar.

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Apr
10
Sat
50th ANNIVERSARY of CAROLE KING’S TAPESTRY
Apr 10 all-day

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

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Carole Kings timeless album Tapestry. With songs such as It’s Too Late, Beautiful, Natural Woman & Smackwater Jack to name a few, Tapestry became the theme song of a generation.

To celebrate this event TFR have formulated a special concert featuring the songs from the album, together with songs from her great friend James Taylor, who initially encouraged Carole to step out of the song writers studio and perform her own songs.

Di Bird and Peter O’Regan have themselves been close friends for over 40 years, and take great pleasure in presenting this special performance. If you are a fan of Carole Kings music, together with the classic hits of James Taylor, you won’t want to miss this show.

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THE SOUL MOVERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Apr 10 all-day

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

Need a bit of rockin’ retro soul and groovy pop in your life? – Come join the soul-rock and pop masters for a night of Aussie music legends that you will never forget!

Much-loved Soul Mover Murray Cook (ex-Red Wiggle) and Lizzie Mack are joined by special guests Tony Mitchell (Sherbet) with Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and Denise DeMarchi.

The Soul Movers are back again back again with more Tony Mitchell and more Summer Loving, to launch new album “Evolution” out March 26 (on pre-order now through ABC Music).

Grab your tickets now for an evening of retro-sounding originals spiced with covers from Ike and Tina, Gloria Jones, Dusty Springfield, and even the queen of soul herself that will have you bouncing in your seat!

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Apr
11
Sun
DAHLIA DIOR: SALUTE TO THE WORLD’S GREAT DIVAS
Apr 11 all-day

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

Dahlia Dior is celebrating a lifetime of traveling and performing around the globe with a powerhouse show highlighting Divas like: Billie Holiday, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Edith Piaf… With riveting stories of her adventures and hilarious moments of joy, love and laughter…
Backed by a superb band: Marcello Maio – Piano, Accordion; Eddie Bronson – Saxophones, Clarinet, Flute; Mark Harris – Double Bass, vocals.

“The Gallic tradition of torch songs, cabaret songs, Gypsy songs, opera and jazz is as rich as béchamel sauce, and Dahlia Dior gave us the full gamut… Dior’s special gift is to animate not just her face and the lyrics, but the stage and the whole room. With eyes like rising suns she charmed with demureness one moment, beguiled with raunchiness the next…..this was Dior’s night: as effervescent as champagne”
– John Shand – The Sydney Morning Herald

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Apr
15
Thu
THE MARVELLOUS HEARTS + PAULA PUNCH & FIREFLYS @ Django
Apr 15 all-day

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

“The Marvellous Hearts sound like what happens when you give crate-digging music fanatics instruments and tell them to go make a record. There’s snippets of every record they’ve ever heard swirling around in their sound. One minute you hear The Beatles, then it’s Bob Dylan on rotation. Hell, then I hear a fragment that reminds me of one particular Paul Kelly song, and another faint echo that had me thinking Goanna. And yet out of this melting pot comes something distinct and
un-pigeonholeable. And did I mention that they ooze attitude? I like them. Chances are you will too.” Stuart Coupe

“This is like a sonic time machine that can take you way back to a simpler time, filled with awe and wonder.” Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘N’ All, Triple J

There is a theme of heartache tinged with hope in Paula’s music, with an increasing element of rising empowerment. Her sound is unique and diverse but if asked, she would likely say indie/folk-rock/alt-country. Paula has shared the stage
& or opened for a myriad of local legends & national treasures including
Abi Tucker, Glen Bidmead, Russell Morris & Renee Geyer.

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Apr
16
Fri
DEAD MARINES @ Django
Apr 16 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)

Dead Marines are Bernie Hayes, Bow Campbell & Brendan Gallagher. Their music is informed by the various bands they have piloted over the years – Front End Loader, Karma County, Club Hoy, Shout Bros & more. Between them they share a few ARIA awards, have written a thousand songs, and played every gig in Australia from lounge rooms and country pubs, to the Sydney Opera House.

Friday 16 April they present a special one off show with drummer stalwart Lachy Dengate, and Peter O’Doherty (Mentals, Dog Trumpet) on bass. Lachy & Pete featured on 2020 release Kill Us All, the band’s second album, 15 years on from debut New Day.

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Apr
17
Sat
THE MUSIC OF CROWDED HOUSE
Apr 17 all-day

CHSession 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 returns with another in their series of Legacy Artists concerts, with a fantastic lineup of musicians playing tribute to the music of Crowded House.
Featuring Russell Crawford, Amy Vee, John Kater, Rodney Auld and Michael Carpenter, this accomplished and experienced ensemble will bring to life a show packed with iconic tracks from the Crowded House catalogue. Featuring all the hits you’d expect to hear, and some of the best album tracks, you’ll be amazed by how much the music of this band has become the soundtrack to our lives!

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Apr
18
Sun
BIG MERINO @ Django
Apr 18 all-day

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

Big Merino plays original music that blurs the lines between rock, country, blues, roots, soul and pop. Despite an obvious passion for ‘Americana’ their music somehow manages to sound quintessentially Australian – the words and sounds shaped by our landscape and our own stories.

” a tour de force of rock, funk, soul and pop. It’s the kind of music Jo Camilleri and Van Morrison see as their bailiwick” – Bruce Elder SMH
“ Great songs, great songwriting and full of a real sincerity and commitment.” Michael Smith – Rhythms

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CHUTNEY
Apr 18 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Apr
22
Thu
JACQUI DARK IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN NEWTOWN: The Songs of Jacques Brel
Apr 22 all-day

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

After sold out seasons of her cabaret Take This Longing at Claire’s Kitchen and Darlinghurst Theatre, one of Australia’s finest interpreters of song returns, accompanied by award-winning musical director Daryl Wallis on piano and with direction by Sam Russell, to ride the carousel of emotions from the master of chanson, Jacques Brel.

Brel’s intelligent songs of heartbreak, passion, desperation and amour speak fearlessly, with uncompromising and often sardonic observations of the human spirit.

From the earthy grime of the ports of Amsterdamthrough the devastation of If You Go Away, Brel’s songs brilliantly capture the breadth of what it is to be human, and no soul is left untouched.

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Apr
23
Fri
THE LEGENDS OF 70s COUNTRY @ Django (SOLD OUT! JUNE 4 Now On Sale!)
Apr 23 all-day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr
25
Sun
LENNON & McCARTNEY: CREATIONS
Apr 25 all-day

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

“Lennon & McCartney – Creations” is a refreshing perspective on the most enduring songwriting duo in history. The show offers a mature and entertaining approach to celebrating the music of our heroes with emphasis to the songwriting and discussion on the impact these two artists had on each other while they were together and beyond. From the day they met, they were destined to change the world – and each other.

It’s a 90 minute show, where John Kater takes you on a narrative through the lives and stories of the two greatest pop songwriters ever, Lennon and McCartney. With a 4 piece band, they’ll be playing lots of hits, and travelling through time as we examine the complicated relationship between two geniuses.

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MISTURA @ Django
Apr 25 all-day

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

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

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

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

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Apr
29
Thu
DANIEL ROJAS ALBUM LAUNCH with ENSEMBLE APEX STRING QUARTET
Apr 29 all-day

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

Daniel Rojas, piano/composer with Ensemble Apex string quartet!

Irresistible rhythms and a melting pot of melodies, Chilean-born pianist and composer Daniel Rojas reimagines some of Latin America’s best-loved tunes and tangos in his new album for Da Vinci Classics, ‘BLISS OF HEAVEN: Music of the New World’.

A heavenly alchemy of mambo, salsa and Andean folk music fused with classical sensibilities – supported by the high-energy Ensemble Apex String Quartet featuring violinist Anna da Silva Chen – it’s music you know but as you’ve never heard it before. With Piazzolla’s Libertango, Chucho Valdés’ Mambo Influenciado and the surprising Peruvian title track traced back to the 1600s, Rojas’ long-awaited album of sensitive arrangements and soulful original works is guaranteed to lift your spirits, and leave you wanting more.

Dr Daniel Rojas is an award-winning composer specialising in the rich and vibrant Latin American aesthetic, and Australia’s best Latin and tango pianist, earning acclaim for stunning improvisations at the keyboard. While the album was recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil (pre-COVID) with the Baldini Quartet and bandoneonist Stephen Cuttriss, for this sow, as for Sydney Festival, Rojas performs with Ensemble Apex – Sydney’s creative and charismatic collection of Conservatorium-trained young musicians led by Artistic Director and conductor Sam Weller.

Exclusive signed copies of the new album available on the night.

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JENNY DENNY EP LAUNCH @ Django
Apr 29 all-day

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

Jenny Denny is an upcoming indie-songwriter, embarking on a solo career alongside her work as writer and vocalist for her band ‘Heirs’ . Her debut EP ‘Sad Songs from a Happy Life’ came out in early October 2020, with Jenny and her band re-emerging from lockdown to play a sold out show in support of the new songs. Her latest EP, ‘In a field full of flowers, In a room full of friends’ adds new sounds and textures, while maintaining a focus on the strong vocals and powerful songwriting that characterises Jenny’s music.

Catch Jenny and her band launching the new EP at Django Bar on April 29th.

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Apr
30
Fri
MALO MALO @ Django
Apr 30 all-day

MaloMalo8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

MALO MALO is a highly-potent salsa orchestra based in Australia & Colombia. Musical leader Danny G Felix, a pianist, trumpeter & composer, divides his time between his home in Sydney where he grew up, & Cali, Colombia – the ”capital of Salsa”! For the past 6 years Danny has lived between the two countries & developed a distinct line-up of top-notch players from both. Last year, the combined musicians of MALO MALO released its debut album “AUSTRALEÑO” (including 9 originals and 1 cover). The record is already a firm hit with Salseros all around the world. Several tracks have charted internationally in the top 100 “New Generation Salsa” playlists. It was featured ‘”Album of the week” on Eastside Radio & SBS. The group loves paying homage to the greats, bringing new life to rare-classics; Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Hector Lavoe & Grupo Niche. A distinct soulful jazz flavour enriches the catchy afro-latin dance rhythms including guaguanco, mozambique, cha cha, son & songo.

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May
1
Sat
SPRINGSTEEN: BORN IN THE USA…Remembered, Replayed and Reimagined @ Django
May 1 all-day

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

The Album Show present Springsteen: Born In The USA – Remembered, Replayed and Reimagined

The next instalment of Sydney based group the Album Show’s Classic Artist series sees the performance of the iconic 1984 Bruce Springsteen album ‘Born In The USA’. Lead by Michael Carpenter and featuring a 5 piece band, the ensemble will play the album in it’s entirety, plus selected B sides from the period, (and the odd extra Springsteen hit), in two exclusive shows at Django.

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON: Celebrating Queen Live
May 1 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)

Prepare yourself for a night dedicated to royalty. ‘The Show Must Go On’ promises to be a Queen celebration the die hards have been waiting for. Witness their classic songs, flamboyant performance and musical Genius all come to life on stage. Featuring Carl De Villa (Channel 7’s All Together Now) and some of Australia’s best pop and rock musicians, the music of Queen will finally return to the stage for a must see experience.

Directed by Phil Lombardo, who brought us The Purple Doves Prince Experience, The Music of Thriller, James Brown and 80’s Funk Live- this guarantees to be the Queen celebration we have all been waiting for. This will be a sold out event.

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May
2
Sun
FAY SUSSMAN & THE KLEZMER DIVAS
May 2 all-day

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

It’s woman power on stage at Camelot – Eastern European style! All-gal band The Klezmer Diva is an exciting show from Fay Sussman that highlights the passion and emotion of Klezmer and Yiddish song, while drawing on styles including 30’s swing jazz, Gypsy, tango, and waltz.

Having performed extensively on the Australian festival circuit, in 2013 The Klezmer Divas were invited to perform in Poland in 5 Polish Towns. A feature documentary Pockets of Hope was filmed during this tour, playing at film festivals internationally. A corresponding doco ” Fay’s Journey’ was recorded for ABC’s Compass, screening for 3 consecutive years, & winning Best Short Film at the London Independent Film Festival.
The sound of Fay Sussman’s soulful & emotive singing is reminiscent of the Berlin cabaret of Marlene Dietrich, while in the Polish press (with a rave review of her performance at the Polish embassy), they described her as the “Yiddish Piaf”. Don’t miss this very special Camelot event, as these 5 women join forces to create something magical. The show will feature Fay Sussman (vocals), Emily-Rose Sarkova (vocals, accordion, piano), Susie Bishop (vocals, violin), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet), & Jessica Dunn (double bass).

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May
6
Thu
SIMON TEDESCHI & ROGER BENEDICT
May 6 all-day

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Session: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30

Australia’s best-loved pianist, Simon Tedeschi, returns with violist and conductor Roger Benedict, to present a concert of evocative French music for viola and piano.
With Debussy’s kaleidoscopic cello sonata, Ravel’s rarely played early violin sonata, as well as solo Debussy piano miniatures performed by Simon, the program also features Ravel’s Habanera and brooding Kaddisch, a Jewish prayer.
Join us for an evening of lyrical, whimsical and deeply felt French music, from Simon and Roger’s forthcoming new album to be released later this year, as a follow up to their acclaimed first collaborative album, A Winter’s Tale (ABC Classics).

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May
7
Fri
19-TWENTY
May 7 all-day

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

Back due to popular demand!

“Ask for forgiveness not for permission. No rules, no limits. The closest to punk the Blues will ever get. Raucous and manic.”

Bringing their wild festival vibes direct to you in an intimate setting! This manic 3 piece fed of blues and rock rarely play Sydney but when they do.. It’s always a time! Highly entertaining and insanely energetic, Come and see what all the fuss is about.

“The future of Blues & Roots in Australia” – ABC
“Who the hell is this guy? He definitely has the talent!” – Ian Moss
“Definitely a guitarist to watch!” – Australian Guitar Magazine

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MOUSSA DIAKITE & WASSADO @ Django
May 7 all-day

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

Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako.  This band showcases the diverse styles of Moussa’s playing, from Afro reggae to Afro funk and traditional Wassoulou. Moussa’s driving lead guitar effortlessly navigates throughout, incorporating elements of Congolese, highlife, Afro beat, Cuban, blues, and jazz.

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

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

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

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May
8
Sat
LOLO LOVINA @ Django
May 8 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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May
9
Sun
THE AEGEAN QUARTET: TO OUR MOTHERS WITH LOVE
May 9 all-day

Agean6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)

Aegean Quartet are back at Camelot Lounge with a Mother’s Day special!! A musical dedication to all mothers.

Greece’s rich musical heritage is adorned by songs from every region that are dedicated to mothers, the motherland or Mother Mary. Songs that speak of a mother’s love, the pain of a mother’s separation and many other themes.

The Aegean Quartet plan to bring their own mothers to this event! We hope you too can bring your mum to Camelot Lounge on Mother’s Day for a memorable night.

Aegean Quartet:
Jim Giannisis – Violin
Emmanuel Karantanis – Accordion
George Apostolidis – Guitar, Pontian Lyra
Michael Platyrrahos – Laouto, Cretan Lyra

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May
13
Thu
MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES: POSTPONED
May 13 all-day

Mahalia-BarnesUnfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been postponed until Thu 17 July.

Ticket holders will receive an email about the new date and any refunds required.

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May
14
Fri
A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54: POSTPONED
May 14 all-day

Unfortunately due to the current restrictions on dancing, this show has been postponed until Friday 2nd July.

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TOM BURLINSON: Now We’re Swingin’
May 14 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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May
15
Sat
BRAZILIAN FUNK & SOUL PARTY with KRIOLA COLLECTIVE @ Django
May 15 all-day

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

Unique Sydney based 10 piece band, ‘Kriola Collective’features some of Sydney’s best musicians playing a snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement from Brazil. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats, Funk, Soul and Bossa Jazz from the Carnival capitol of Rio.

‘Kriola Collective’ wow the audience with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and brassy Samba from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

Kriola Collective features some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin, Kavalo, Mr. Sambasoul and performs a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of 1970’s Brazil. They have become a crowd favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Rio Carnival Samba and Olodun.

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May
16
Sun
VICTOR MARTINEZ PARADA @ Django
May 16 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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May
20
Thu
BANDALUZIA @ Django
May 20 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 perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco…Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games….A virtuoso display, rapturously received.” 5 stars.Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide. 2020

Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible artform by some of Australia’s most revered flamenco artists. Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. In 2018 Damian performed in Jerez, SPAIN at La Conferencia de Jose Luis Balao as part of the Jerez International Guitar Festival and was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Also featuring Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas, brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and Opera Australia Orchestra). Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

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RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
May 20 all-day

6:00pm doors | 7pm show

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

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

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

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May
21
Fri
BANDALUZIA @ Django
May 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)

“The perennially popular Bandaluzia is firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern flamenco…Their 2020 fringe show sees them at the top of their games….A virtuoso display, rapturously received.” 5 stars.Peter Burden, The Advertiser, Adelaide. 2020

Acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition. A journey through this unique and incredible artform by some of Australia’s most revered flamenco artists. Bandaluzia are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity that has made Bandaluzia a great success at festivals and theatres across Australia. In 2018 Damian performed in Jerez, SPAIN at La Conferencia de Jose Luis Balao as part of the Jerez International Guitar Festival and was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA as well as The Shanghai Fringe Festival, CHINA. Also featuring Dance Australia Magazine’s “Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013” and co- winner of “Best Dance Show” at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues), including Cafe de Chinitas and Torres Bermejas, brilliant percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and Opera Australia Orchestra). Bandaluzia are also highly revered for their ability to mix elements of other genres into their performances, whether being the rich harmonies of Jazz, the exotic melodies of the Orient or the infectious rhythms of South America. An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

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VICTOR VALDES’ MEXICAN MARIACHI BAND
May 21 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 one and only Victor Valdes returns to Camelot!

Come and join him for a Mexican Party, as he performs with his Mexican Mariachi Band!

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.

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

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May
22
Sat
THE MUSIC OF CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL @ Django
May 22 all-day

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

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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May
23
Sun
MOULIN ROQUE: DARK CABARET @ Django
May 23 all-day

Moulin Roque DjangoSession 1: 6pm – 8pm | Show 6:30pm

Susannah Mirana presents Moulin Roque – Dark Cabaret.
A unique musical exploration of love & loss.

A cleverly dark and twisted approach to live music performance, taking the audience through the ups and downs of intimate relationships. Immerse yourself in a vast array of sound textures and unconventional takes on classic songs illustrating the journey of love and loss.
Featuring the music of artists as diverse as Split Enz, Eartha Kitt, Nick Cave, Billie Eilish and Radiohead.
Susannah’s performance stretches from darkly dramatic to quirky, producing moments of intensity and frivolity.
The all-star band includes Clare O’Meara (John Williamson), Jess Ciampa (Jeff Duff), Paul Najar (Wa Wa Nee) and Eddy Santacreu.

Strap yourselves in for the ride…Moulin Roque is a truly unique musical experience not to be missed.
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unique musical experience not to be missed.

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VISIONS OF NAR – Jeremy Rose, Zela Margossian, Bobby Singh & Hilary Geddes
May 23 all-day

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

Visions of Nar, Hymns of New Hope, is a new project born of many vital elements, sourcing two of the most progressive new voices in Australian jazz today, pianist Zela Margossian and saxophonist Jeremy Rose, with the ancient sounds of renowned tabla player Bobby Singh and the electric soundscapes of guitarist Hilary Geddes. In Armenian mythology, Nar is the goddess of water, sea and rain. A fiery creature that would force the heavens to open with her powers. The music takes this female energy as inspiration in a set of new compositions by Margossian and Rose commissioned by ABC Jazz. The new music offers hope into the world and a celebration of new beginnings.
Jeremy Rose – saxophones & bass clarinet; Zela Margossian – piano; Bobby Singh – tabla; Hilary Geddes – guitar

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May
27
Thu
MONICA TRAPAGA & THE POCKET TRIO
May 27 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

Monica Trapaga is a consummate performer, her warmth and wit instrumental to her success as an entertainer and jazz singer and featuring in major festivals across the world.

She has described her “fairly crazy Latin family” as instrumental in developing her musical tastes and influencing her exploration of a range of contemporary styles performing with jazz, pop and big bands.

A born entertainer, this veteran performer has covered a plethora of musical styles and settings, from lounge to swing and Afro-Cuban big band, delighting audiences.

Her latest venture featuring this high-energy classic piano trio, evokes feel good jazz with tight arrangements and groovy pockets.

Monica Trapaga (vocals) Andrew Scott (piano) Max Alduca (bass) Tim Geldens (drums)

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SHANE NICHOLSON & FRIENDS OF GOONGA @ Django
May 27 all-day

Session 1: 6pm – 8:15pm (SOLD OUT!)
Session 2: 8:30 – 10:45pm (SELLING FAST!)

Featuring Kevin Bennett, Imogen Clark, Andrew Swift, Montgomery Church, Jeremy Edwards, Matt Fell and surprise guests.

Join triple ARIA award winning singer songwriter Shane Nicholson and friends as they celebrate the life of their friend and bandmate Glen Hannah.

“In what had become something of a tradition, every year I played a birthday show at Django to celebrate May 27. But since the passing of the industry’s very dear friend Glen “Goonga” Hannah in 2019, on that very date, I no longer celebrate my birthday on May 27. Instead, it’s become “Goonga Day”.

I felt the annual show should continue, but now in honour of our dearly-missed mate, and celebrated by some of the artists and friends he worked most closely with. A night to remember, honour, and celebrate Goonga. With a very special list of guests, something you won’t see anywhere else, all proceeds are going to the wonderful, and crucial, Support Act”

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May
28
Fri
SMOOTH SAILING YACHT ROCK PARTY
May 28 all-day

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

Do you like piña coladas? Ever found yourself caught between the moon and New York City?

For one night only, the Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party will take over Camelot Lounge for a celebration of everything yacht. Yacht rock was the music of the late 1970s and early 1980s that was the polar opposite of punk: think gentle singer-songwriter melodies, backed by session musicians playing some slowed-down disco funk. It’s music that, let’s face it, was completely daggy, but which you completely love anyway: think the likes of Michael McDonald, Toto, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs and the Captain & Tennille.

The Smooth Sailing Yacht Rock Party features an crack 13-piece band, complete with horns and backing vocalists, featuring musicians who’ve played with the likes of Josh Pyke, Lazy Susan, The Lee & Nancy Experience, and Suzy & The Snakepit. Aside from playing some of the songs that got to the top of the Yachtest 100.

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THE ALBUM SHOW PRESENTS: THE POST BEATLES SOLO HITS SHOW @ Django
May 28 all-day

Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm

The Album Show returns with a celebration of the music of The Beatles, but with a twist.

‘The Post Beatles Solo Hits Show’ sees an experienced and skilful group of singers and musicians, including several well loved ‘Beatle performers’ working through 70 minutes of bonafide, post break up hits. From Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr’s solo tracks, to Wings and the Plastic One band, you’ll be amazed at how many iconic tracks can be squeezed into these two shows at Django.

The band, featuring Album Show leader Michael Carpenter, John Kater and Rod Auld (Beatle Boys), Amy Vee and Stuart Johnston (The Oz Rock Show) will reinvent, rejuvenate and replay this brilliant setlist with the care and quality that the Album Show has proven to provide time and time again!!

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May
29
Sat
ROLLING STONES REVIVAL
May 29 all-day

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

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

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

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

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THE MOST FAMOUS BAND YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: A TRIBUTE TO BIJELO DUGME @ Django
May 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)

More past members than Black Sabbath? A reunion show that sold more tickets than Led Zeppelin’s? Outranking Tina Turner, Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra on the highest-ever-attended concerts list? Who are this band, and why have you never heard of them?

Its 1974, and a group of young punks dodging in and out from behind the iron curtain, play their way out from their base in Sarajevo. Producing their own debut album, they created not only music, but an entire genre that would grow around them. Political pressures forced their breakup on the eve of the war, but their reunion in 2005 saw them sell 220 000 tickets to a single show.

More than just a band, Bijelo Dugme – White Buttons – were a phenomenon rarely seen. Combining the coolest rock’n’roll of the 70’s with traditional folk music is not a task often attempted, and seldom mastered. Bijelo Dugme conquered it in a way nobody ever had, or ever will again. Beyond the glitter jackets, bellbottoms and outrageous moustaches, was music that has stood the test of time.

Tickets are limited to this surefire sellout show, so be quick to get yours!

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May
30
Sun
DARREN PERCIVAL & BILL RISBY
May 30 all-day

 

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

Everyone knows Darren can really sing and Bill just loves the piano so together they play their favourite songs from the Australia rock catalogue, the American songbook, classic soul covers and their own original music in a mesmerising show.

Audiences in venues and music festivals around Australia have been delighted by the duo who let their music slide effortlessly into conversations about work, shopping, fame and friends.

This is a powerful collaboration featuring fresh interpretations of classic songs and new songs written to deal with personal hardship.

Onstage, Bill and Darren talk to each other and the audience is drawn into their unexpected conversations and begin to weave their own stories into the music.

Percival and Risby will intoxicate you without the hangover.

Effortless, authentic and very funny. This is a unique performance by two utterly brilliant musicians.

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MIRIAM LIEBERMAN TRIO: JUST TRANSFORMING ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
May 30 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

“Her songs are beautifully melodic, richly textured but can have pointed themes…. Simply brilliant” 4.5 stars, Jeff Glorfeld, The Age

Miriam Lieberman and her trio – Lara Goodridge ( Baby et Lulu / Fourplay ) and Susie Bishop ( (Chaika) will be releasing Miriam’s much anticipated new all originals album Just Transforming at Django Camelot on Sunday 30th May. Written and recorded during the height of the Covid pandemic these are a collection of songs about our incredible, fragile planet, about becoming a mum, about imagination and about our need for each other.

Miriam’s albums are soulful collections of stories, beautifully told through strings – kora ( West African harp) soaring violin arrangements, guitar, lush vocal harmonies and Lieberman’s unmistakable voice. With a world wise flavour the music has a catchiness and contemporary tone that is entirely it’s own.

Albums will be available on the night.

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Jun
3
Thu
CHUTNEY with ILAN KIDRON
Jun 3 all-day

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

CHUTNEY is joined by Ilan Kidron (lead singer of The Potbelleez, Glassbreakers) for an unforgettable night of passionate music making that will have you swooning in your seats and dancing in your pants!

Drawing on their Eastern European and Middle Eastern heritage, CHUTNEY presents a hot and spicy mix of original tunes and modern twists on traditional bangers. Let Ben Adler (violin), Paul Khodor (keyboard), Ben Samuels (clarinet), Yiss Mill (percussion) and Ralph Marshall (bass) take you on a journey through gypsy jazz to tango, folk to rock, classical to funk, east to west.

Ilan Kidron is a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter and Australian music icon. He has written for Rita Ora, Jessica Mauboy and many more, and his discography has over a billion streams.

With generous helpings of violin schmaltz, blisteringly fast solos, driving rhythms, toe tapping classics and brand new songs, this show will leave you buzzing for weeks!

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NATALIE HENRY @ Django
Jun 3 all-day

6pm doors, 7pm show

‘Weed, Wine and Women’ Full Band Show!
Natalie Henry is coming in hot and heavy, ripping into 2021 with vigour and energy, ready to bring you along for a gritty, brilliant Secret Show. Sydney, this one’s for you.
Old school, dirty and loud, the way shows should be played.
Don’t walk, run.
“Give me weed, wine and women… Oh that’ll do to get me through the night!”

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Jun
4
Fri
THE 60’s EXPERIENCE @ Django
Jun 4 all-day

8:30pm doors, 9pm show

The 1960s was an incredibly creative period culturally where new ideas exploded creating exciting new forms of music. From California Surf Music to British Pop to the British Invasion to the Psychedelic era ending the decade in 1969 At Woodstock.
Music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, and many others performed artfully by an all-star band.

Lana Nesnas (Vocals); Gary Fredericks (guitar and Vocals); Mike Caen (guitar and Vocals); Emile Nelson (bass and Vocals); Sam McNally (keys); Dave Kirby (drums)

Don’t miss this show.

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THE LEGENDS OF 70s COUNTRY @ Django
Jun 4 all-day

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

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

After a sold-out performance in April, The Legends Of 70s Country returns to Camelot Lounge. This amazing concert showcases the phenomenal country classics of Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, John Denver, Charlie Rich, Freddy Fender, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Paycheck and mo’.

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

Johnny G, Drey Rollan, Casey Atkins, Julz Di Sisto, Scott Leishman, Nic Casey and Ged Corben will deliver these boot scootin country classics like it’s Nashville 1970.

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

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Jun
5
Sat
KALLIDAD
Jun 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)

Sydney based Kallidad combines Spanish guitar magic with rock and roll energy to create a once in a lifetime sound that has seen the group tour across Europe, Asia and Oceania. The trio’s notorious white facepaint masks their identities, shifting the focus to a musical style that is alive, intense, emotional and powerful. Kallidad’s music is all instrumental- no lyrics are necessary to feel the energy and passion behind the music. Booming percussion and shredded nylon string guitars weave a deep web of sound that always leaves audiences breathless and begging for more!

The band’s last show at Camelot sold out so make sure to race and grab your tickets before they’re gone!

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Jun
6
Sun
JADE MACRAE
Jun 6 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

With a sound steeped in Jazz, R&B and Soul, multiple ARIA award nominee and APRA award winner Jade MacRae returns to Australia in 2021 set to deliver her acclaimed album “Handle Me With Care” live, supported by her incredible band.

Touted by The Guardian as; “the perfect comeback vehicle, with a subtle 60s-leaning”, Jade’s latest offering pays homage to classic R&B and Soul and deals a full hand of love and survival, opening the door to a new chapter for the much loved Sydney songstress.

Having spent much of the past 4 years on the road with US blues guitar juggernaut Joe Bonamassa, Jade relishes the opportunity to reconnect with home and showcase this album in full for the very first time since it’s release in 2020. Bonamassa heralds Jade as; “one of the most naturally gifted musicians I have ever encountered. Jade is what you would call a singer’s singer and musician’s musician. It is rare to see the combination of soulfulness and technical dexterity meet in such a great way.”

“MacRae doesn’t do things by halves. Having penned a batch of songs buried deep in the R&B tradition, she assembled the absolute A-team of Sydney musicians to help her bring them to life.”
John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald

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LAURA ZARB @ Django
Jun 6 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

Laura Zarb is coming back to Django Bar this June 6th with a band of incredible Sydney musicians and a setlist that is sure to make you swoon and sway.

This special night includes songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Rose Murphy and more! Get your tickets, put on your party clothes, and come to Django @ Camelot for an evening not to be missed.

Laura Zarb has lived a life on the road, taking her music from town to town. She has experienced life from the back of a van, used beachside showers to shave her legs, lived and performed in European mansions, and at times hidden away like a hermit to regroup, reinspire and discover Love.

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Jun
10
Thu
CARPENTER & THE BANKS BROTHERS ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jun 10 all-day

catbb6pm doors | 7pm show

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

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.”

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THE LOUD HAILERS + CHRISTA HUGHES & LEONIE COHEN
Jun 10 all-day

6pm doors | 7pm show

Party Like We’re 99 celebrating the birthday of twin Gemini Twins jivin’ Ivan Jordan n Christa Hughes who together have just turned 99 years old.

Blues/rock trio The LOUD HAILERS (Ben Fink guitar, Ivan drums and Christa vox) will be performing their fiery songs of love, lust, betrayal, revenge, murder and female ejaculation described by audience members last year during one of their streaming performances as “ bloody brilliant, irrepressible and Incendiary, made for spreading, make me wanna go out and have some filthy fun, cheekbone hurt, a hard act to follow, so so so good!, groovy as, such a hoot, fabulous, great, sensational performance, WOW! yyyyyyeeeeeeeeeooooow, wild and wonderful, great stuff, omFgggg! freakin amazing, HOT Loving it! , a wild ride , unbelievable, can’t believe it’s over, more, more, more! ”

Genre-benders Christa (show off/b’day milker) and Leonie Cohen (piano) will get the night started performing some of their favourite songs in their distinct nothing too sacred cabaret style. There will also be a couple of surprise performances during the evening celebrating and saluting our
99 year old twin Gemini twins jivin’ Ivan Jordan and sister Christa “still got it” Hughes. LEGENDS!

Pix courtesy Stuart Spence

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Jun
11
Fri
DREY ROLLAN presents GUITAR HEROES @ Django
Jun 11 all-day

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

Guitar Heroes, join us as Drey takes you on a journey of some of the most soulful and melodic electric guitar plays to ever grace the stage. Featuring Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour and Eric Clapton. From there amazing hit songs to there instrumental work with songs such as Europa , going home, Beck’s Bolero to comfortably numb, Layla, oh well sultans of swing and many more.

Lineup: Antero Ceschin, Scott Leishman, Johnny Gauci, and Drey Rollan plus special Guests.

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THE MUSIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON LIVE
Jun 11 all-day

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

The Music of Michael Jackson will be performed LIVE by some of the countries best musicians. All the hits in their original form, will be presented to you without any gimmicks or impersonators- Instead, an all band fronted by some of the nations best vocalists and dedications of The King of Pop. The dance floor will be opened and the music will set you free. Last six shows were all SOLD OUT so be quick.

Directed by Phil Lombardo, who has already taken musical direction of The Prince Experience, James Brown and The Godfather’s of Soul, Bruno Mars Experience, Queen: The Show Must Go On and so many more sold out concepts.

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