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
MARSALA
Apr 9 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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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
ANGELA AYERS SINGS THE LINDA RONSTADT SONGBOOK @ Django
Apr 11 all-day

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

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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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
14
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 14 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

Apr
15
Thu
RAI THISTLETHWAYTE (THIRSTY MERC)
Apr 15 all-day

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

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

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

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

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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
BOWIE UNZIPPED with JEFF DUFF
Apr 16 all-day

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

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

www.bowieunzipped.com.au

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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
DANCING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN
Apr 17 all-day

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

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

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

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

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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
21
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 21 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

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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THE MUSIC OF STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY @ Django
Apr 22 all-day

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

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

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Apr
23
Fri
SPINNING WHEEL: The Music of Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago featuring JEFF DUFF
Apr 23 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 ground-breaking music of two of the greatest bands on the planet…in one unforgettable show!

You’ll hear the Grammy award winning songs of ‘BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS’ and ‘CHICAGO’ in one hell of a show!

From BS&T’s worldwide hits, including ‘Spinning Wheel’, ‘You made me so very happy’, ‘God bless the child’…
To ‘CHICAGO’s jazz-rock fusion of ‘Does anybody really know what time is’, Make me smile’ and ‘I’m a man’…

Rock audiences from all over the world have been blown away by the sheer power of both of these horn-driven bands for many years.

Now you can hear the music from these two legendary bands performed by Jeff and the hottest musicians in Australia

“Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye and now Duffo” – Andy Warhol

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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
24
Sat
DOG TRUMPET @ Django
Apr 24 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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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
Apr 24 all-day

TBN-_DQS6U2sBcmA1W8KMg_500_500_MaxSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 10:30pm | Show 9:00pm (60-70 min)

“Simply the best Gypsy band in the land!” (SMH). Monsieur Camembert have received standing ovations around the globe, from the Montreux Jazz Festival to the International Leonard Cohen Festival! “A brazen & intoxicating blend of jazz, Gypsy Swing, Latin & East European influences – bring your Cossack boots & prepare to dance” (The Age). With sensitivity, virtuosity, & extraordinary energy, Triple ARIA Award winning band Monsieur Camembert brilliantly weaves Gypsy music with other World Music styles, to create a truly original and intoxicating blend. From Russian Gypsy songs, to tango & klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, “…they pick you up & carry you on a wave of energy, excitement & poignancy that never relents…the band play with such cohesion, energy & abandon that I experienced an emotion so foreign I barely recognised it: elation.” (John Shand, SMH)

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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
28
Wed
THE CAMELART CLUB
Apr 28 all-day

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630pm – 830pm | Only $15 admission

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

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

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
BUMP CITY
Apr 30 all-day

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

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

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MALO MALO @ Django
Apr 30 all-day

MaloMaloSession 1: 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Session 2: 8:30pm – 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
NADYA SINGS PIAF with Leonid Beshlei & Mark Harris @ Django
May 6 all-day

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

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

Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 70s & ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté & the Super Rail Band de Bamako.  This 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
LIVE CUBAN MUSIC with ARMANDITO & TROVASON
May 8 all-day

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

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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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
BRING ON THE NIGHT: Celebrating the Music of STING @ Django
May 9 all-day

Dittmar_Sting_3714168533976pm doors | 6:30pm show

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

Come join us for a night celebrating the musical genius that is, Sting. —–With an all star 6 piece band including—– Glenn Cunningham – Vocals ; Eric Aranda – Guitar; Cesar Marin – Bass; Glenn Wilson – Drums; Bill Risby – Keys; Andrew O – Sax.

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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
CAMERON JONES TRIO @ Django
May 13 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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MAHALIA BARNES & THE SOUL MATES
May 13 all-day

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

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

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May
14
Fri
A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54 @ Django
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)

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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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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SUPERSTITION: CELEBRATING STEVIE WONDER ON HIS BIRTHDAY
May 15 all-day

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

Celebrating multi-platinum selling artist Stevie Wonder through a live band performance that will reproduce all the hits with soul authenticity. With twenty number one R&B hit songs, there will not b a single composition you wouldn’t have heard, and be prepared to hear it live with all the funk and soul the music demands. Featuring a hand picked team of some of Australia’s best soul musicians and vocalists, this will be an event impossible to miss.

Directed by Phil Lombardo who brought us The Purple Doves Prince Experience, 80s Funk Live, James Brown and The Music of Thriller Live, we are guaranteed to experience an unforgettable show. This will be a sell out event.

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May
16
Sun
BABY ET LULU
May 16 all-day

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

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

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

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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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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
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
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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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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Jun
4
Fri
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
18
Fri
BOB EVANS
Jun 18 all-day

Show 9:00pm

Bob Evans, the ARIA winning alter ego of Jebediah frontman Kevin Mitchell, has graced the Australian music scene for more than two decades and has written some of the country’s most beloved songs.

Under the alias of Bob Evans, Mitchell has released five studio albums, all of which showcase the versatility and skill of this talented songsmith. Gentle, acoustic melodies prevail, enveloping the classic folk storytelling and strong emotional pull that characterises Mitchells’ substantial body of work.

The ‘Tomorrowland’ national tour is in celebration of Bob Evans’ sixth studio album of the same name. Tomorrowland was spawned during one of the worst times for anyone, anywhere: the covid-cursed 2020, a period when initial recording was completed one day after all his gigs were cancelled, and two weeks before Kevin and everyone else in Victoria went into an agonisingly long lockdown. But the result is euphoric, sparkling – a luminescent rock record from an unstoppable songsmith.

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Jul
2
Fri
MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION
Jul 2 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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Jul
3
Sat
MICK THOMAS’ ROVING COMMISSION
Jul 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)

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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Jul
24
Sat
JUNGLE BOOGIE: 70’s Funk Celebration @ Django
Jul 24 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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Jul
29
Thu
HAYLEY JENSEN ALBUM LAUNCH @ Django
Jul 29 all-day

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

Hayley Jensen has wowed millions of fans for over a decade. From when she shot to fame and became a household name as top finalist on ‘Idol’, to her electrifying return to the small screen in 2014 on ‘The Voice’ where she was described by her coach Kylie Minogue as ‘the whole package’. Beyond the hype of television, Hayley has continued to build a successful career in her own right as an award winning country-pop songstress and entertainer.

Hayley has worked with a Grammy Award winning producer in Nashville, and performed on festival stages across Australia, the UK and Canada at Calgary Stampede & Dauphin’s CountryFest – the only Australian artist to feature in both official line ups. She also performed for Coalition forces in the Middle East alongside country star, Beccy Cole.

With a growing number of hit albums, #1 songs’, awards, and over a decade releasing music, Hayley Jensen continues to reinforce her place as a leading act in the Australian music landscape. Best known for her powerhouse vocals, stellar songwriting, authenticity and unforgettable live performances – this is a show not to miss!

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Jul
30
Fri
DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER: Songs From The Book of Life
Jul 30 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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Aug
20
Fri
THE PIGS
Aug 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 family that plays together, stays together.. and in the nutty world of The Pigs, family (and beer, and bluegrass) is all that matters.. and did I mention… you’re family too.
T-Bone, Stretch, Cousin Shamus, Cousin Bert & Cousin Montz (who plays Banjo of course), last name PIG, like to have fun and their music speaks to that… but also pokes much deeper.. life, love, heartache, Robot Goats even. Expect to be shocked by their dress & hear their many hits – even that one about Moisturiser.
Not sure yet? Ask a friend or look ‘em up.

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