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Thu 31 Jul – ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN
bob-dylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan – featuring a line up of up & coming acts playing songs from Dylan’s huge reportoire. Access All Eras presents a handpicked night of classic Dylan material that will remind everyone of what a great song writer Dylan is. This acoustic night of entertainment will feature interesting interpretations of these memorable songs.
Performers include: Tommy Pickett, Mark Bishop, Victoria Young, Tom Williams-Moore, Lisa Richards, Mick Hambly, Dirty Fez, LJ Phillips, Ken Mclean, Veronica Wagner, Sonny Breaks, Lorias James, Russell Neal andStuart Jammin.
$15 presale, $20 on the door | 7pm, 8pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Thu 31 Jul @ Django Bar – TRIO MOKILI + PAPE M’BAYE

triomokTrio Mokili is an African styles combo playing roots and jazz-inflected renditions of music from all over the great continent:  Ethiojazz, Nigerian Afrobeat, Zimbabwean mbira music, Palm Wine, desert blues, and more.  Guitarist Nathaniel Braddock leads the group.  Braddock is recently relocated to Sydney after serving ten years on faculty at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music and leading the internationally touring Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int’l.  He has collaborated extensively with musicians from Mali, Ghana, and Congo.  Braddock is joined by Sydney stalwarts Alon Ilsar (drums) and Nick McClean (upright bass).

Pape was born into the special Griot cast, creative leaders and pioneers who are also the guardians of their culture’s oral history and artistic traditions. From 1976-1999 he was head drummer of the village of Yoff in Senegal, and was a percussionist and dancer with L’Ensemble Traditionelle Sorano, L’Orchestre Nationale du Senegal and Back to Africa. Seven years ago he left Senegal, West Africa, to make a new home in Sydney. He brought the traditions of a great musical culture, which is now fast becoming a major part of Sydney’s own multicultural music scene.

$15 | Bar opens at 6pm, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, Show 8pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 1 Aug @ Django Bar – SPYGLASS GYPSIES

Layout 1Following their highly successful album launch, Spyglass Gypsies return to the Django Bar on August 1 with their unique brand of French-infused gypsy jazz and swing.  The release of their debut album has seen the group achieve national airplay on Triple J and ABC Classic FM, as well as a recently awarded touring grant from the Australian Council for the Arts.

Appearing in signature quintet mode, Spyglass Gypsies will perform music from their self-titled album along with jazz manouche classics from the Hot Club de France for an evening of energetic, swinging tunes with a uniquely Australian (via Paris) feel.

‘Combining traditional French gypsy songs with swinging originals Spyglass Gypsies bring the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present with the lyrical sounds of accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars. Energetic and playful, this group are sure to set feet tapping, legs dancing and smiles to the faces of all those who hear them.’

‘The French phrase ‘joie de vivre’ – literally ‘joy of living’ – is all over this music, infectious and grin-inducing’ – John Hardaker, The Orange Press http://www.orangepress.net

http://www.spyglassgypsies.com

$15 presale or $20 on the door | Bar opens at 6pm, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix! A
ll ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 2 Aug – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN WITH LARA GOODRIDGE, KATE ADAMS AND SPECIAL GUESTS: BIRDS OF THE MOON ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

3153-668_webIt is with much excitement that Miriam launches her new album Birds of the Moon   with Lara and Kate at The Camelot Lounge – Their favourite home venue. The show is the first of a national tour to promote the album.  This is going to be a very special night so be sure to get your tickets soon !

Miriam has been described as “something of a renaissance woman ……Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” (Sydney City News).

Miriam Lieberman is a singer songwriter with a unique perspective. She accompanies her powerful vocals with kora ( 21-stringed African harp) and acoustic guitar, performing as a soloist and with her trio: Kate Adams (Cellist) and Lara Goodridge (Violinist). Despite this unusual mix of pure classical instruments and something made from a large gourd strung with fishing line there is a musical chemistry between these players and their instruments that melds into a soaringly beautiful soundscape.

Miriam’s music blends well-crafted songs with powerful and emotive performance.  Her unique musical style has developed out of long periods of time spent immersed in the distant places and cultures of the music that inspires her and most of all out of a passion for song writing and performance.  In Miriam’s latest album Birds of the Moon these influences are the layers underneath what is Australian contemporary folk music with a somewhat cosmopolitan undertone.

Miriam will be releasing her fourth album, BIRDS OF THE MOON in August 2014.  The album has been produced at Endomusia studios by Josh Schuberth. At the forefront are Miriam’s soulful vocals, 21 string African harp (kora) and percussive styled guitar as well as Kate Adams and Lara Goodridge on cello and violin. Added is the amazing drummer and bass player team -Hamish Stuart and Jonathan Zwartz.  There is a blend of beautiful filmic arrangements as well as stripped back songs of just kora and voice. Prepare for an album that travels in mood from the sinister beauty of the Indian city of Varanasi, A Mexican love story and the bright hope of dawn.

$30/$27 | 7.30pm, Show 9pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 3 Aug (SOLD OUT)  & Thu 7 Aug – KATIE NOONAN: SONGBOOK + LEROY LEE

katie n4 x ARIA award winner Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice make her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. ‘Songbook’ will see Katie exploring material from throughout her career including songs from George, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Elixir and her acclaimed solo albums in an intimate solo setting.
Enchanting songsmith and acoustic guitarist, Leroy Lee creates hypnotic lamp-lit tunes, drawing the listener into his unique world. From driving guitar riffs to intricate finger-picking melodies, Leroy is reminiscent of English folk legends like Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.  His EP “Arcadia“ weaves poetic metaphors around everyday experience.
Tix are $40/$35 |Sun 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm & Thu 7pm, Show 8pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available
Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Wed 6 Aug – The Hump @ Camelot Lounge: ROB HUNTER and SUBBY VALENTINE

rob-hunter-moosecow-e1406619685602Rob is such a great stand-up comic, he was selected by Louis CK to support him on his recent tour of Australia, at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Athenaeum.

He has performed all around Australia and the UK, and written for various radio and TV shows including Spicks And Specks (ABC), Rove (TEN), The Comedy Hour (ABC Radio), You’re Skitting Me (ABC3) and Problems (ABC).
An accomplished festival performer, Rob’s stand-up shows have received critical and popular acclaim at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival resulting in multiple outstanding reviews and award nominations.

Rob also presents a talk and sketch show called ‘Late O’Clock’ – click here to check out his hilarious interview with Wil Anderson.

“A breath of fresh air – A lovely lateral humour. There is no doubt that in over-populated stand up land, he stands tall.” ****
– The Advertiser

“Writing talent to burn, leaving his noisier companions in the dust as far as wit and invention are concerned.”
– Chortle UK

Subby is one of Sydney’s most experienced, versatile and successful comedians. As a writer he was a big contributor to the highly successful ‘Morning Crew’ at 2DAYFM with Wendy Harmer and Greg Fleet. His own career as a presenter has seen him host shows on MIX FM, Triple J, Triple M and 2DAY FM, so that’s a fair whack of radio right there. On the TV side of things he has appeared on and written for too many things to even bother mentioning. He’s just good, ok? Just trust us.

$15 – tickets available on the door, 7pm Doors/ 8pm Show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO


Wed 6 Aug @ Django Bar  – GYPSY ART CLUB Life-drawing Session

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Fans of life-drawing (with live-music) will be delighted to know that…

THE GYPSY ART CLUB is back!!
Life-drawing session with evocative live music – it’s the place to be on WEDNESDAYS in Sydney! And..only $10 admission!! So bring your easels, sketch pads etc for a night of music andart, pizzas and cocktails, in an inspiring and eclectic atmosphere!
Happy Hour in Django bar between 6 and 7pm

Nude model and musician doing 2×45 minute sessions between 8 and 10pm – and only $10 admission!

 

 

 

 

 



Thu 7 Aug @ Django Bar – DARREN CROSS EP LAUNCH

DAzcoat promo (1)“From the heady days of chaotic 90s indie/pop with Gerling to the excellent duo Jep and Dep and everything in between Darren Cross has always come across as the real deal. As a songwriter he is now writing and recording under his own name and trading in authentic, alt-country that draws from the masters like Townes van Zandt and Steve Earle. Honesty, stark and raw emotiveness and an innate sense of melody”. Post to Wire.
Darren’s sophomore E.p “No Damage” is stripped back , raw Alt-Country / Americana influenced by Neil Young , Townes Van Zandt and a bit of Dylan and Guy Clark seasoned through the mix.
Written, Recorded and Produced by Darren at his Bernstein Studios and mastered by his old friend and grammy award winner William Bowden (Goyte, Jimmy Little, Tim Finn) “No Damage” is a no nonsense, no bells or whistles, real songs played on real instruments deal-recorded live -in one take -the songs were written mainly on his 5 week , whirlwind trip of Southern U.S.A on a greyhound bus last year.
“No Damage” is also proudly a 100% Independant Release from Darren and his Bernstein Studios.
$12 presale, $15 on the door | 6pm, Show 8.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 8 Aug – BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED  Blues brothers website poster

Ladies and gentlemen, while we still can, let us welcome, from sydney australia, the blues band of Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers Rebooted. BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED… ON A MISSION TO ENTERTAIN YOU….. The “Blues Brothers Rebooted” show is a an exciting, hand clapping, toe tapping new production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 brothers who donned the Black hats ,dark shades and created what is now a musical institution “The Blues Brothers Rebooted”

This High energy, fun and polished presentation firstly features an hour of the finest soul and rhythm and blues classics by such artists as “The Temptations The four tops and Wilson Pickett . The second half get ready to experience the original men in black when Shane Peters(Jake) and Chris Clackson (Elwood) take to the stage and recreate an authentic tribute to the Blues Brothers featuring all the songs, all the moves and all that energy and excitement that you will love and remember from that classic 1980 film which has cemented their music, look and legacy for over 30 years and the demand for this music will not fade anytime soon. Blues Brothers Rebooted are performers that deliver a highly entertaining experience that will satisfy people of all ages and musical tastes.

Tix are $35+bf, 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Friday 8 Aug @ Django Bar – TINA HARROD
TINA HARROD AUG 2013_181_Credit photo Paul Santelmann_HIWith the release of the multi-award winning album ‘Worksongs’ in 2008 Tina Harrod became recognized as one of Australia’s great singers, with her knock-out live shows swelling the ranks of her loyal fan-base. .

This was followed up with the album ‘Temporary People’ in 2010.  An extraordinary work of vulnerability, emotive power and exquisite musicianship ‘Temporary People’ topped the list of many critics for jazz & adult contemporary album of the year and won Tina many accolades.

With her latest album ‘The Revolution is Eternal’ Tina continues to push boundaries and blaze a path of her own. Tina Harrod’s journey of musical discovery, like many great artists, continues to unfold.

The band for this show features Evan Mannell on drums, Alex Hewitson bass, Arne Hanna guitar, Gavin Ahearn keys, Ben Kidson percussion & Virna Sanzone bv’s. We’ll be playing music from my latest album The Revolution is Eternal released late last year and also material from past albums and we’ll visit New Orleans as well.

Here’s what the critics say about The Revolution is Eternal…

“…This album is a miracle. Like Eartha Kitt in a contemporary context, blowing your mind with it’s lyrical content and luscious sonic capability, Harrod’s voice cuts through your day/emotions/love/stress/panic/ennui and gives the gift of musical ascension.”
Arne Sjostedt  –  SMH

“…It is to startling effect, that the layers of aural surprise never distract from the singing and the piercing content of Harrod’s lyrics. This remarkable achievement is easily Harrod’s finest album to date…”
John Shand – SMH

…” What a woman – what an upright, down-home, open mouthed powerhouse of a triple A rated instrument she has at her disposal. It’s the voice of a sinning angel, & in her company we were drawn to a black heaven..”
Craig N. Pearce  –  Drum Media

http://www.tinaharrod.com

$20/$16.50 presale, $25/$20 on the door | 6pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 9 Aug – FADO IN AUSTRALIA

fadoA unique Iberian musical melting pot, blending elements from Moorish, African, and Brazilian, Fado inAustralia is a group of Portuguese musicians performing traditional Fado styles ranging from the classics to the recent, taking you on a journey of discovery to the neighbourhoods of Lisbon, home toFado

The band was formed approximately 15 years ago thanks to the passion of Portuguese immigrants who incredibly missed their native musical roots and who decided to bring it back to the Australian Portuguese community. Several years later Fado in Australia has seen the arrival of emerging young Portuguese artists and has exposed Fado to multi-cultural audiences. Fado in Australia performs traditional Fado styles ranging from the first artists to the latest ones and intends to take you through a journey of discovery of the most typical Lisbon neighborhoods, homes to Fado.

Fado, a national treasure in the eyes of the Portuguese and an official Cultural Heritage according to the UNESCO, is a unique Iberian musical melting pot, blending elements from Moorish, African, and Brazilian Fado is by nature a sad and mournful music. The loose translation of the word is “destiny” or “fate”, and its lyrics focus on melancholy and events regarding loss and longing.

The origins of Fado are uncertain. It may have its roots in the songs of troubadours, the homesickness of seafarers or the Lundum songs sung by the black slaves from Brazil. It began with popular rhythms and lyrics, in Porto and Lisbon, and as the country developed so Fado gradually evolved into something more complex. Today it is considered an important form of world music.

$20 | 7.30pm, Show 9pm
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Sat 9 Aug @ Django Bar – THE COLORS TRIBUTE BAND

colors templateThe Colors Tribute Band do gypsy.
The only known Colors Tribute Band in the world will play a special set focused around the gypsy repertoire of this legendary NY band. The Colors were renowned for mixing styles from around the world, from Serbian punk to Macedonian blues and Balkan funk.

$15/$10 | 6pm, Show 9pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 10 Aug – ISMAEL FADEL “Music Pearls from the Middle East”

Camelot-Ismael Fadel-photo-page-001Since his migration from the land of Tigris and Euphrates (Iraq) to Australia in 2005, ISMAEL FADEL has worked hard to setup a unique musical ensemble that includes talented Arabic musicians.  He has also established himself as a singer of classical and folklore Arabic songs and has conducted several concerts in Sydney and other states, as well as in New Zealand, the Middle East (Dubai and Amman) and Europe (London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Vienna, and Brussels). He was also the first Iraqi singer to be invited to sing in Israel.  This is his first debut at Camelot lounge. He will be singing pop, soul and contemporary songs from Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and North Africa, with ensemble consisting of oud, qanon, nay, darbuka, and violin.

$35 | 6.30 pm, show 7.30 pm
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

 

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Sun 10 Aug @ Django Bar – ATMA BLU

Atma BluCome celebrate Chris’ “New Titanium Hip” with some wonderful original music by ATMA BLU.

ATMA BLU is the newest project by drummer, percussionist and composer, Chris Fields, featuring original compositions and improvisations which explore the traditions of India, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.

Chris is joined by internationally renowned saxophonist and composer, Sandy Evans; jazz guitar virtuoso and composer, Jeremy Sawkins; ARIA award winning bassist and composer, Michael Galeazzi the incomparable James Greening on trombone, & Afghani Tabla Wizard Yama Sarshar on tabla & dholak.

$15/$10 | 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Thu 14 Aug – HARMONY JAMES + PETE DENAHY

harmonyIf you like your country bittersweet, be thankful for the predicament that Harmony James finds herself in. The former jillaroo, who has always preferred to drift in lonely outposts, learned her song-writing craft under wide-open skies. Now, thanks to the phenomenal success of her first two albums, she hasn’t been near a horse for a couple of years.

With a new album ready to go, highly regarded singer-songwriter Harmony James is on the road in June, August and September with multiple Golden Guitar recipient and similarly recognised singer-songwriter Peter Denahy.

Pete Denahy is a comedian and bluegrass musician hailing from Yackandandah in Victoria, Australia. He is a songwriter and singer whose show includes everything from serious ballads to ridiculous stories and songs with a twist.

 

$25 | 7pm , 8pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Thu 14 Aug @ Django Bar – NOT GOOD WITH HORSES

not-good-with-horsesNot Good With Horses is a semi acoustic indie folk/americana 4pc from Sydney, and has been playing locally for almost two years.

Musically they roam the borderlands of genre crossover, where old time country, bluegrass and blues collides with contemporary folk, rock, and the new singer/songwriter tradition. Michael Nesmith and Gram Parsons were early trail blazers here, but the likes of The Cowboy Junkies, Ryan Adams, Paul Kelly, and Gillian Welsh would be considered much more as influences.
Singer Brielle Davis and guitarist Graham Walshe write the bands original material, with the rest of the repertoire a grab-bag of covers and re-interpreted songs by people as diverse as Hank Williams, Nick Cave, Justin Townes Earl, Paul Kelly, and Eddy Cochran.

NGWH have a sound that is at once spare and ‘stripped back’, yet dripping with swing and stagger. The rhythm section of Brendan ‘Porter’ Pace (upright bass) and percussionist Neville Anderson (snare drum, brushes) provides a tight and solid foundation for Walshe’s guitar and banjo stylings, and the sensual husky tone of Brielle Davis’s voice.
Some recording with producer Brendan Gallagher is slated for later this year. NGWH is a band just beginning to find it’s feet… be sure to keep an eye out.

An old-school singer-songwriter, Mark Lucas explores the storied soul at roots music’s heart, backed by the Dead Setters, a versatile group of players who move seemingly Latest offering, EP “Sin City Blues” succinctly reflects the times we live in and ranges across some gritty subject matter, from love to war and back again, with the title track and current single a wistful treatise on love lost and found, to a backdrop of sighing fiddle & crying steel guitar.

$10 | 6pm, Show 8pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 15 Aug – WOODSTOCK 45TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

woodstock_slider_new3The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state from 15 – 17 Aug 1969. On its 45th anniversary, some of Sydney’s best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs  performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker,  Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

WOODSTOCK LINEUP INCLUDES:
Rex Goh (Air Supply)- MD & guitar
Damien Lovelock (Celebate Rifles) – vocals
Floyd Vincent (Childbrides)- vocals & guitar
Tania Murray – vocals
Danny Marx Young – vocals
Shane Flew  (Percussion, Acoustic guitar & vocals)
Steve Bull (Icehouse)(bass)
Lloyd G (drums & vocals)
* Special Guests to be announced…

$30/$27 | 7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 15 Aug @ Django Bar – DOGGN IT + ISAIAH B. BRUNT

profile_l_8lv95AVEbw04Doggn it and Isaiah B Brunt come together in one night to delight you with world class acoustic Blues, with a traditional approach to Blues and fresh Australian themes..
Isaiah has a style born on the Mississippi Delta, in Illinois they said of Isaiah.. “what would happen if Ry Cooder produced Mississippi John Hurt and Leon Redbone sat in?”.. Isaiah.
Doggn it bring traditional acoustic blues to life playing original songs about Australian Rivers, Drought, Whaling, Timber getting and Australian life both contemporary and historic.
Isaiah and Doggn it have both represented NSW in Memphis at the IBC of world Blues, and to see them together for the first time will be breathtaking!

$10 | 6pm, Show 9pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 16 Aug – MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT

 camembert_smallBe quick coz Camembert at Camelot always sells out!!
The best night out in Sydney!!! 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 and klezmer, from Gypsy swing to Latin grooves, Monsieur Camembert is at the forefront of Australia’s GYPROCK Scene! “
“…they pick you up and carry you on a wave of energy, excitement and poignancy that never relents…” (John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald)
$35 +bf, 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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 Sun 17  Aug – RUSSIAN-GYPSY EXTRAVAGANZA

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Special guests include –  Rita Kagan- unique, beautiful, soulful voice  full of passion and emotions!
And
Gennadi Dubinsky- an exceptionally powerful, flexible and warm bass voice. Gannadi will perform Russian romances, Gypsy songs as well as many well known themes from popular musicals.

Plus a fabulous line up of some of the most notorious Eastern European musicians in Sydney!

Volatinsky Trio – WOMADelaide 2013 programme describes the trio thus: “The sound of Russia and the Balkans reach out and embrace the world in the capable hands of the Volatinsky Trio.  Fuelled by an exotic combination of instruments
Lucy Voronov from Minsk is one of the great players of cimbalom having won major folk instrument competitions in Russia and former USSR.
Anatoli Torjinski is an ARIA-award winning musician, renowned for his brilliant jazz/world-style cello playing and improvisations in groups including Double T, Urban Gypsies, Monsieur Camembert and the Eddie Bronson Trio.
Stephen Lalor is Kiev-trained in Russian domra and guitar. When he is not playing with world music groups based in Sydney, Stephen works with Australian and overseas symphony orchestras as a mandolin specialist, appearing at major festivals as a mandolin/domra soloist. – these masterful performers have recently become the darlings of the international festival circuit.”

Eddie Bronson Trio
Eddie Bronson (saxophone, accordione) – a legend in the Australian music scene- has for four decades played with brilliant Australian and international musicians, including triple ARIA award winning Monsieur Camembert Band.
Leonid Beshlei (saxophone, accordione) – highly talented and versatile musician, multi-instrumentalist
Anatoli Torjinski- combining a classical level of cello technique with brilliant jazz/world-style improvisations, Anatoli is one of the most in-demand Cello players on the Sydney World Music scene.

The Trio performs an eclectic mix of original, klezmer, jazz standards, tango and Latin, as well as French-musette, Italian and renaissance music.

Leo Novikov- an acclaimed Russian violinist, ex-member of the one of the world’s finest symphony orchestras – the Moscow Philharmonic.
Thousands of people applauded to Leo in the role of the Fiddler in the Russian production of “The Fiddler on the Roof”.
His credentials also include solo performances on the live TV-link broadcast to 14 countries, at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney Recital Hall, the Parliament House of NSW, on the Chanel 9.
Leo released 2 solo CDs: “Golden Dreams” and “Leo’s Violin Magic”. In 2003 he became a 3rd prize winner at the International Competition held in Germany.

Larisa Kovalchuk- whose beautiful soprano voice combined with Ukranian bandura playing has thrilled audiences in Europe and now in Australia.

Sing with us, Dance with us & Enjoy of your favourite Gypsy, Jazz, Jewish-Klezmer songs and tunes!

$30 | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

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 Sun 17  Aug @ Django Bar – BLAIR GREENBERG

Blair EyesBlair is best known playing with such bands as Keyim Ba, Miriam Lieberman, Joanna Weinberg, Pape M’Baye , Afro Moses, Kim Sanders and many others.
For this show he dons his singer/songwriter hat to sing quirky original songs with humour and passion. Informed by his musical travels around the world, he takes us on a journey filled with clever word play and rhythmic intricacy.
He also delves into the wonderful world of mouth percussion – his own unique form of rhythmic expression that stuns audiences when they realise he is making all the sounds live.
A rare treat not to be missed.

$12 | 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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ll ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Thu 21 Aug – CHRISTA HUGHES: NEUROTIC LADYLAND

photoCabaret Cweeeeen Christa Hughes presents a night of deluded divas, sloshed sirens and neurotic nudists. Featuring the “who’s who” and “what’s THAT!?” of Sin City. Special guest star is New York’s vaginal artist Fanny Warhol!
“She is inventive, exciting, enthralling and best of of all, She kind of gives vulgarity a good name” Barry Humphries

$20 | 7pm , 8pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
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Thu 21 Aug @ Django Bar – THE GAPPproject FUSION JAZZ -Celebrating the New CD: Covergence

gappThe Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney’s finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney’s premier fusion bands.The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.
Tix are $10 +bf, Django Bar opens at 6pm, Show 7.30pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 22 Aug – BUMP CITY

BumpCityThey’ll have you groovin’ to the “old school” funk and soul music of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder,  Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
BumpCity have been performing since the band’s conception as “What is Hip” in the 1980′s. 2005 saw the very successful release of their first CD “On Top Down Under”. BumpCity opened for “Fiji” America’s highest selling Polynesian funk and hip hop artist on his inaugural Australian tour and have appeared on Australia’s Channel 9 “Mornings with Kerri-Anne”. BumpCity also opened for and shared the stage with Motown’s legendary stars The Supremes during their only Australian public performance.
In past performances BumpCity have been joined by special guests Tom Politzer from Tower of Power, New Zealand’s legendary Soul band Adijah’s Betty-Anne and “Captain Fonk” Ryan Monga, Sydney’s Jeni Love, Bernie Segedin and Evelyn Duprai.
BumpCity presents Brothers of Soul – they’ll be performing the “old school” soul and funk music from Marvin Gaye, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles and James Brown. BumpCity’s performance is a must see so book early.

 

$25 | 7.30pm, show 9pm
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

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Fri 22 Aug @ Django Bar – QUASIMODO BLUES BAND

DSC_0425-3Don’t let their good looks fool you. Quasimodo Blues Band (QBB) are a serious blues band. They’ve been around for quite a while and honed their skills to a point where they’re quite sharp. (Hence the reference to an edge.) They get fan mail from places like Korea and Denmark.
You’ll be hearing some classic blues and a fair amount of bloody good original material. Some of it is soft and jazzy, some is seriously crunchy and some is damned depressing. (It’s blues after all.)
Guitars, keyboards, blues harp, lots of singing. It gets pretty emotional at times.
The sound is a mix of Chicago and Delta blues tempered by an ingredient that makes it Oz blues.
You can sing along to ‘One Two Baby Blue’, add up the cliches in ‘Soul To Sell’, shed a tear in ‘Findin’ My Way In The Blues’, click your fingers to ‘Believer’, stomp you feet to ‘About You and go right off with ‘Chaser.’ There’s heaps more.
There’ll be classics too, like Hoochie Coochie Man, Drop Down Mama, Dust My Broom and Got My Mojo Workin’.
Don’t hesitate, reserve your tickets now.
Bring yourself, friends, relatives and forgiven enemies.

 

$15 | Bar opens at 6pm, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

 

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Sat 23 Aug – CUBAN PARTY NIGHT WITH EL ORQUESTON! 

el-orqueston-logo-vers-1El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi. Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, whose credits include being Musical Director for Helpmann award winning show Smoke and Mirrors, this mighty ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras… that feature the sound of three trombones, violin and tres Cubano, on a bed of percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing an all Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Pupy, and Havana De Primera, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end. El Orqueston is comprised of a who’s who of Sydney’s top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by the charismatic Carlos Velazquez, sharing vocal duties and putting out some serious musical energy. Supported by solid harmonies, mellifluous and punchy trombone lines, fiery timbales, congas and bongo, El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.
Tix are $17/$22 (+bf)  Pre sale and $20/$25 on the door, 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 23 Aug @ Django Bar – LOLO LOVINA

Lolo LovinaLolo Lovina draw influences from Balkan Gypsies, Gypsy swing  jazz and Tango.  The band is fronted by Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak & Serbian Gypsy guitarist and drummer Nenad Radic.  Sarah & Nenad source the best musicians from around the Globe to work on their musical, recording, performance and theatre projects. Lolo play up-close, acoustic & intimate at the Django Bar, featuring Aria Award winning trumpet player Vladamir Khusid, dynamite saxophonist and piano player Leonid Beshlei, the best Serbian Gypsy rhythm guitarist in this hemisphere Nenad Radic and the sultry, authentic Gypsy vocals of front woman Sarah Bedak.

 

$20 | Bar opens at 6pm, Happy Hour from 6-7pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 24 Aug – JONAH & THE WAILERS + THE ELEMENTALS

wailersSydney’s hottest  a cappella choirs in the African American Gospel tradition, JONAH & THE WAILERS, and THE ELEMENTALS, fresh from a sellout show at The Basement in Sydney, return to Camelot with what we can promise will be a great night!  Book early to avoid disappointment!

 

$20 presale, $25 on the door | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

 

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Sun 24 Aug @ Django Bar – CORRIDORS

corridorsCorridors showcases cross generational blues. Songs that capture contemporary voices, with backstories that could belong to any age. Folk and blues traditions with a sprinkling of Celtic and Gypsy together with today’s textures, rhythms and grooves.

Their music is fun, energetic and playful. They contrast penetrating insights into human behaviour and the foibles of pomposity or arrogance, with the bitter sweet sadness of love, friendship, the joy of revenge, the joy of the blues and an inability to understand instruction manuals.

Geoff Jones – guitars, vocals, harmonica, flute
David Haack – guitars, vocals, keyboards,
Graeme Robbins – bass, vocals

 

$15 | 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
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Thu 28 Aug – CARAVAN SLAM

IMG_0242Slam. It’s a fairly violent verb. But when teamed with the flowery noun poetry, it takes on a whole new meaning.
The Caravan Poetry Slam brings together around 20 local poets, a panel of judges, and a room full of what they hope to be, “open hearts instead of roses, open minds instead of rotten tomatoes.” Anyone can sign up and sacrifice their three-minute slam to the open space. Each poem will be scored and then the top three poets compete in a finalist round to decide the winner. Interactivity is integral, with other elements of ‘Emergency Art’ integrated into the night in the form of written confessionals and ‘coughed up’ soapbox-style Emergency Slams.

Admission is just $5, Tickets available at the door | Doors 7pm, starts 8pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

 



Thu 28 Aug @ Django Bar – GUYY & THE FOX
Guyy&TheFox_Django_poster August 14“Guitar and violin virtuosos Guyy and the Fox is an experience which needs to be seen to be believed. In his short career Guyy has been nominated for 2 ARIA awards which includes Best Independent Release and Best Blues and Roots Album, he has won the ACT Best Blues and Roots award and was crowned the Australian National Busking Champion. Amelia aka The Fox is a violin prodigy who has been mastering her craft since the tender age of 3. Together they create an immersive and unforgettable performance of technical mastery mixed with an unrelenting passion. Be prepared for a soundscape which incorporates the timelessness of Floyd’s early ingenuity combined with a love for Australian roots and folk, and some creative recreations of timeless classics from masters such as John Butler, Tea Party, Dylan and Hendrix.

$10 presale and $15 on the door | 6.00pm, Show 8.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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all ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 29 Aug – ARREBATO ENSEMBLE

unnam1edLed by acclaimed flamenco guitarist, Greg Alfonzetti, an exceptionally talented group of musicians complete an instrumental line up that includes cello, double bass, oud, saxophone, harmonica and percussion – creating expressive, melodic and exotic original music. The talented virtuosos of the Arrebato Ensemble have established themselves as a refreshing and exciting group, drawing together an incredibly diverse set of styles and sounds, at the heart of which lies fiery flamenco.
Their debut CD was awarded four and a half stars by The Sydney Morning Herald and earned them the Best World Music Artist at the MusicOz Awards and across two sets, the ensemble will play music from this and the new CD.

Greg Alfonzetti / flamenco guitar
Damian de Boos- Smith/ guitar,cello,oud
Dave Ellis/ double bass
Andrew Poniris/ saxophones,harmonica
Stuart Henderson/ drums/percussion

$25/$20 | 7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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Fri 29 Aug @ Django Bar – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIRD – A CELEBRATION OF CHARLIE PARKER charlie Lombardo Entertainment Presents: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIRD – A CELEBRATION OF CHARLIE PARKER Charlie Parker – ‘Bird’, innovated a whole new approach to the way jazz music was played, not only on the Saxophone, but all jazz instruments. His approach to improvisation provided ‘freedom’ from the pop culture of swing music as Bird represented musicians for the first time as intellectual artists rather than entertainers. An all star Bebop Quintet line up playing all your favourite collaborations and compositions that changed swing forever – including ‘Billies Bounce,’ ‘Ornithology,’ ‘Now’s The Time’ and more..

Featuring: Stas Radzievskiy –  Alto Sax Daren Sirbough – Piano Hamish Gullick – Double Bass Will Endicott – Trumpet Philip Lombardo – Drums

Tix are $20 +bf, Django Bar opens at 6pm, Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, Show 9pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Sat 30 Aug – SONS OF SUN – ELVIS, JERRY LEE, JOHNNY AND ME (THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY)

Matt Charleston as Sam Phillips in Sons of Sun - Photo by Dusk Devi VisionELVIS, JERRY LEE, JOHNNY AND ME (THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY) is a rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there.  After a sell out show in May, Sons of Sun returns to the Camelot Lounge.

Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this Australian show features a three piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. The tenacious Sam Phillips is played by Sydney actor, Matt Charleston, with co-stars Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine taking on multiple roles from Sam’s assistant Marion Keisker to Howlin’ Wolf.

Sydney’s weekly The Music magazine described the show as, “An impressive troupe of professionals developing a rarely heard narrative with enthusiasm and simple creativity.”
The show seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock’n’roll theatre.

Sydney musician John Kennedy, of Love Gone Wrong fame began developing the Sons of Sun idea in 2011 with the release of his Sons of Sun Vol 1 CD. Award winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (The Giraffe’s Uncle, 3XY OR I DIE!) has written an accompanying script to Kennedy’s beautiful renditions.

Written by Kieran Carroll from an original idea by John Kennedy
Starring Matthew Charleston, Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine
Music performed by John Kennedy, Steve Broughton and Murray Cook

$30 | 7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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Sun 31 Aug @ Django Bar – CHAIKA

Chaika Mountains Tour photo hi resBased in Sydney, the six-piece ensemble Chaika take their name from the Bulgarian word for ‘seagull’. They create a beguiling and original sound-world, blending 4 female voices with clarinet, violin, piano, accordion, double-bass, guitar and percussion.

Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz and classical music. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style. Like their namesake, Chaika gently wander through foreign lands, through storms and through stories, emerging rich with experience and an enchanting tale to tell.

Their two independent album releases, ‘I Monti’ (2014) & ‘Chaika’ (2012) explore a rich collection of both traditional and original compositions, which have taken them to many major folk festivals and venues across Australia.

Originally an all girl quartet, last year their dynamic was taken to a new level with the addition of Gosford based musician Rendra Freestone and Swedish double bassist Johan Delin. Rendra’s sensitive and creative use of a wide range of percussion instruments injects a contagious energy into all of Chaika’s live performances, while Johan, who now calls Sydney home, moves with ease through genres of jazz, tango and folk and brings to Chaika both a playful humor and dedicated seriousness. Laura Bishop, who introduced Rendra to the band through her guest performances with his taiko group The Rhythm Hunters, brings much of the Balkan element to Chaika’s sound from her extensive performance experience with Bulgarian women’s choir Martenitsa, as well as sweeping cinematic soundscapes inspired by her past as a film score orchestrator and work with Australian film composers such as Nigel Westlake and David Hirschfelder. Laura’s sister, Susie Bishop, is one of the most in demand vocalists of both the classical and contemporary folk scenes of Australia, singing with highly esteemed groups such as The Song Company, The Parsons Affayre and The Renaissance Players. Her superb violin playing is an intimately spellbinding aspect of Chaika’s sound. Classically trained pianist, Emily-Rose Sarkova, has fast become one of the most popular piano accordion players of Sydney, playing with big names such as ARIA award winning Monsieur Camembert and tango quintet Tángalo. Her compositional skills and virtuosity at both keyboards are integral to Chaika’s magic. Laura Altman’s understated and hauntingly beautiful clarinet is often admired for it’s unique timbre, and her heavy involvement in the free improvised music scene creates a space and unique gossamer texture to the music.

Fresh from touring their second album, ‘I Monti’, and having previously graced the stage of Camelot, tonight they will be descending downstairs to the luxury of the Django Bar. Join them, pull up a couch, and enjoy this rare opportunity to hear an evening of their unique music.
‘It is easy to be enchanted by the beauty of their four-part harmony vocals’
– Tony Hillier, The Australian

‘Beautiful! I love the way your pieces often abruptly shift gears, and how the textures change – how we’re bopping along with an instrumental when suddenly we’re into four-part female vocals… Most of all I love the soul with which you imbue your pieces’
– Martin Wesley-Smith (Australian composer)

‘Clarinet, accordion, violin & double bass all intertwine diversely & at times unpredictably giving Chaika a rich depth. … such a young & talented group of musicians’ – Eastside Radio, Sydney

Chaika are:

Emily-Rose Sarkova: Accordion, Piano, Vocals
Laura Bishop: Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Accordion
Susie Bishop: Violin, Vocals, Guitar
Laura Altman: Clarinet, Vocals
Johan Delin: Double Bass, Vocals
Rendra Freestone: Percussion, Vocals, Guitar.

http://www.chaikaband.com

$15/$10 presale, $20/$15 on the door | 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 5 Sep – HUGO RACE

Hugo_Race_LioHugo Race is a prolific and visionary performer. A founding member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and the seminal Australian 80s cult band The Wreckery, Hugo has released 20 albums and collaborated with artists from Sao Paolo to Rome, Berlin, London, Tucson, Brussels, Warsaw, Mali, Africa and beyond. Born in Melbourne, Hugo has spent most of the last 25 years living in Italy, France, Germany, UK and the USA.

Hugo Race performs in many guises. His  latest Fatalists offering, We Never Had Control, is a raw and lyrically driven album centred around Hugo’s deep, soulful vocals often compared to artists like Mark Lanegan and Leonard Cohen.
With his international True Spirit collective he has produced 14 Hugo Race & True Spirit albums. Various collaborations span another ten or more albums, spread over several continents including his USA project Dirtmusic (their ‘BKO’ album, recorded in Bamako, Africa, a cross-cultural collaboration with the Malian Tuareg group Tamikrest, cited as one of the best albums of 2010), the French-American band Lilium, the Brazilian project Moses Complex, the London-based Pantaleimon, the Berlin-based Rogall’s Electric Circus Sideshow, the Sicilian band Sepiatone, the European ‘supergroup’ Songs With Other Strangers with PJ Harvey, producer John Parish, and the Italian multimedia project Merola Matrix.

Hugo returns to Sydney in solo mode for an intimate show at Camelot Lounge performing songs from his entire career.
with special guests.

Tix are $15 (+bf)  Pre sale and $20 on the door, 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Fri 5 Sep @ DJANGO BAR – DOC WHITE

doc-whiteAcoustic blues fans will be delighted by Melbourne’s Doc White, as he plays selections from & inspired by his favourite era – the 20s through to the early 40s: when acoustic blues and ragtime fingerpickers, slide players & the like were in their hey-day. Great songs, with lyrical ambiguities & quirky humour, are delivered on all manner of guitars, both resophonic & standard as well as mandolin, mandocello, ukulele and banjo!

Doc was found abandoned in house in Adelaide, South Australia by African-American Mormon missionaries. Spirited back to the US in a steamer trunk and raised on a peculiar musical diet of pre-war acoustic blues and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Doc rejected the Lord in favour of the devil’s music. He picked up a coveted 1935 D42 Martin guitar in a pawnshop by swapping it for a first edition of the Book of Mormon signed by Joseph Smith that came into his possession by dubious and unspecified means. Returning to Australia as a young man after a very public stoush with the Mormon church in Utah, he took up professional long distance swimming and still holds the record for the Glenelg to Somerton ocean swim he set in 1971. Although professional long distance swimming paid better than music, the siren call of the blues was too hard to ignore. 40 years later Doc is still wanted for questioning in Salt Lake City and still playing the blues.

Doc’s music has been played on ABC Radio and he has been featured on The Planet and in Rhythms Magazine.
Doc’s tune Cropduster Blues was voted Song of the Year at the 2004 VicTas Blues Awards

$25 | 6pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sat 6 Sep – BABY ET LULU 

BabyetLulu_0107wBaby et Lulu return to Camelot for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi!
“Dobson and Goodridge had the seated audience eating out of the palms of their hands… and pranced off stage to the sounds of a standing ovation” – Drum Media
‘Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France. After hearing some of their tunes it is hard not to appreciate the talent that is Baby et Lulu.” Alt Media
“There’s a joie de vivre… C’est tres bon.” Sydney Morning Herald
‘With blithe spirit, old material is made new, yet again” The Australian, CD Review
“Dobson & Goodridge’s vocals entwine; two lovesick songbirds in a melancholic pas de deux. Superb… Dobson’s husky, yet delicate, quivering vocals put one immediately in mind of berets, checkerboard cafe chairs and long-legged passers-by. Goodridge’s assertive, ever-adaptable and versatile violin playing has a clarity that matches her singing.” Australian StageTix are $38 +bf, 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Sun 7 Sep – NUEVO FLAMENCO WITH ALIN AND MELIKE

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Live at Camelot for one night only, this show will be a magical evening featuring world music fusion between Turkish, Spanish melodies grooved through musical modernisation of flamenco Guitar.

 

Alin & Melike brings the fire from Spain with characteristic Moorish vocals, Turkish lyrics and acoustic flamenco guitar. This show will present a passionate musical journey inspired by the Gypsy rhythms from south of Spain through Alin & Melike’s deeply emotive music. Most of the programme consists of original compositions with additional new arrangements.

 

Alin and Melike joined as a Duo group in 2009, having a unique style combining Flamenco forms with Alin’s great skills on the guitar and Melike’s Turkish folk singing experience. The duo performed in various venues around Sydney also outer Sydney, including Lizottes (Sydney), Halala music festival (Newcastle), Peacock theatre (Hobart, 2013), Blue beat,Camelot lounge, and The Founders Room (Hobart, 2014).

 

This show will include guest artist displaying vibrant passionate dynamic rhythms with Byron Mark on percussion.

 

The signed album ‘Seasons’ will be on sale for $20.

http://www.alinandmelike.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/AlinandMelike

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alin-Melike-Duo/147597778637733

$15 presale, $20 on the door | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
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Fri 12 Sep – JEFF DUFF PRESENTS: BOWIE UNZIPPED

DSC_0183-1The legendary Jeff Duff, often referred to as Australia’s answer to David Bowie, will perform the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs in a much anticipated new show called ‘BOWIE-Unzipped’. Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with a killer 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.

$25 Presale and $30 on the door |  7.30pm , 9pm Show
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Fri 12 Sep @ Django Bar – SWEET LIL RIDER 

jimjohnlake1Sweet Lil Rider (Johnny Cass and Jim Hilbun) infuse Delta Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Sweet harmonies and crunchy steel guitar.
Jim Hilbun has contributed to some great Australian music, playing bass, guitar and saxophone. A long-serving member of the The Angels, he also worked with Divinyls, Diesel, Pete Wells, Angry Anderson, Jimmy Barnes, among many others.
From 2010-2011 Johnny Cass played lead guitar with Australian Band, The Widowbirds. He played on the first 2 releases then decided to go it alone.
In August 2013 Johnny released his debut album “Tombstone Bullets”. It reached number 9 on the Australian Blues and Roots airplay charts to some great reviews.
Johnny Cass has played opening spots for the likes of Paul Weller, Tony Joe White, Jeff Lang, The Backsliders, Wendy Matthews, Chris Wilson.
Jimmy and Johnny are currently having a ball in their joint venture, writing songs for an upcoming recording, and have enticed the talented percussionist Mick Skelton (Baby Animals) to join them whenever possible.

$12 | 6pm, Show 9.00pm
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Thu 18 Sep – JOSEPH TAWADROS QUARTET: ANGEL Suite in Concert in Memory of Nabil Tawadros (1944 – 2013)

menuJoseph Tawadros – Oud
Matt McMahon – Piano
James Tawadros – Percussion
Dimitri Vouros – Clarinet

“When Angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of their wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove, but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”
For this very special concert Joseph joins three of Australia’s finest virtuosos; his prodigiously talented brother James Tawadros on percussion, celebrated jazz pianist Matt McMahon and soulful clarinetist Dimitri Vouros in their much loved ANGEL suite.

“Joseph Tawadros has a gift for infusing sadness with beauty and vice versa. He writes fragile melodies in which notes hang in the air long enough to ache as well as beguile. His instrument, the oud, is tailor-made for milking the anguish from a tune. Its cello-like range reaches from sumptuous bass to arcing treble and its fretless nature allows for sighs and cries in the movement between notes. Here he revisited two suites, Angel suite in D andHand in Hand suite in C; these suites contain some of Tawadros’s most reflective music, which the players realised with almost self-conscious restraint. That convergence of sadness, beauty and introspection comes easily to McMahon. He generated some rapturous solos and thoughtfully harmonised pieces that are essentially linear. Vouros was the very model of restraint, to the point where one yearned for a hint of ardour. He held this back to the closing Guardian, then proffered some of the zest for which his instrument is renowned in Arabic and Turkish music. Any fireworks were primarily the Tawadros brothers’ domain. Joseph loves to sizzle his way to an anguished climactic note via a barrage of fast ones. Occasionally this could seem routine-like but usually the labyrinthine journeys were enthralling and the pay-off more than worthy. His brothers playing had charm and imagination, soloing on req, achieving an improbable range of sonic possibilities.”
– J Shand, Sydney Morning Herald review of Angel Feb, 2012.

Tell all your friends and family and bring them along to enjoy the magical music of Oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros. Not to be missed!

$35/$30 |  7pm , 8pm Show
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Thu 18 Sep – @ Django Bar – DALLAS JAMES + LIONEL COLE

DallasJamesMusic“Dallas could captivate a venue of 50 or 50,000, just him and his guitar” – Will.I.Am

Dallas has played along side acts such as Ash Grunwald, Grinspoon, Spiderbait & Wolfmother amongst others, with his previous band ‘The Grains’ which he fronted. But since stepping into a new lead role as a father, Dallas has returned to his roots as a solo artist, filling venues across Australia and impressing coaches on Australia’s highest rating TV show – The Voice. Dallas has been able to establish a solid fan base, reaching towards 5000 followers on his facebook fan page, over 200,000 youtube views and earned a spot on the line up at Splendour in The Grass in 2014.

Comparisons? Think Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Angus Stone or Damien Rice – although with his own unique sound and story. Dallas’ mellow, acoustic tunes tell heart felt stories of struggle, love, loss and hope. His sound is melodic and simplistic, featuring beautifully reverb-laden vocals and poetic lyricism over the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar. When fitting, Dallas is also able to effortlessly mix in an array of popular covers and rock a venue with heavier blues, rock, reggae and eclectic mix of other styles.

$25 pre sale, $30 on the door | 7pm , 8pm Show
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Fri 19 Sep – KRIOLA COLLECTIVE

kriola-screen-shot-2-orig1BRAZIL RETURNS TO CAMELOT! A snapshot of the 1970′s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement in Brazil.

FEATURING 10 PIECE ALLSTAR BAND. Following amazing string of sell out shows, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective return to Camelot to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement. Stemming from the well known ‘I like it like that Orchestra’, Kriola Collective is an unique 10 piece band featuring some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Burn the Floor, Oba Oba, Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin and Sambasoul who perform a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of the 1970’s in Brazil. After huge performances at the Basement, Bluesfest, Darling Harbour Fiesta and Sydney Festival Becks Bar they have become a Camelot favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Capoeira, Olodun and Rio Carnival Samba.

The Black Rio movement began in the late ’60s and ’70s, the funk and soul music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and many other African American superstars sparked a cultural awakening of black pride around the world. In Brazil that awakening expressed itself in the music of young people of colour from Rio to So Paulo, who ‘Brazilianised’ those North American styles into their own groove thang. The result was a musical movement called Samba Soul. The genre emphasized snappy backbeats, deep and funky bass lines, and jazz horn sections with tinges of salsa and homegrown samba. James Brown was an inspirational figure for young black Brazilians and his sound sowed the seeds for the Brazilian style ‘Baile Funk’. Along with soul music, ‘traditional’ funk was picked up and taken to the hearts of kids in the major cities of Brazil in the 1970s as an entirely new and thrilling sound inaccessible via the predominantly white, middle class-controlled media. Unusually in a city of such rich live musical history, the pioneering Banda Black Rio were one of the few domestic purveyors of the 70s funk sound taking the city by storm, a group assembled by Soul Grand Prix from the best musicians around to capitalize on the popularity of the music. Other famous artists of Brazilian Soul and Funk were Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Dom Salvador. A celebration of Soul, Funk and Samba 1970’s Brazilian style!

$20 Presale and $25 on the door |  7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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Sat 20 Sep – JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES 

johnnyJohnny G & The E Types are Sydney’s premier soul show and deliver this sensational catalogue of STAX record label classics in the high energy Soul Show while projecting classic vintage soul footage on the big screen.Between 1959 and 1975, the now legendary Stax Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, released international chart-topping hits such as “Soul Man,” “Sitting On The Dock of the Bay,” “Green Onions,” “Midnight Hour,” “Mustang Sally”, “Hard To Handle”, “Knock On Wood”, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”, “Mr Big Stuff”, “These Arms Of Mine” and “Respect Yourself “.  STAX’s trail-blazing artists included the ‘King and Queen of Soul’ Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, ‘Sultans of Sweat’ Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Booker T and The MGs, and many more.Johnny G & the E Types have gained notoriety for their sell out Memphis Soul Revue concerts. Much like the legendary Booker T & The MGs and the Memphis Horns, Johnny G & The E Types have been wooing audiences as the sharp dressed backing band for Sydney’s finest soul vocalists delivering these STAX soul classics in their raw and original form. This is the southern soul that inspired films including The Sapphires, The Blues Brothers and The Commitments – with the credibility and raw energy that comes from Memphis 1967. Dig it!As well as performing the soul classics of Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, The Staple Family, Eddie Floyd and Wilson Picket, Johnny G & The E Types will perform the sensational hits of Sam & Dave at Camelot Lounge. Sam & Dave were know as “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances.Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood.

The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of “Soul Man”, and their act and stage show had many similarities to the duo.

Johnny G & The E Types eight piece band will perform Sam & Dave classics including Soul Man, Hold On I’m Coming, Soothe Me, Soul Sister Brown Sugar, You Don’t Know Like I know as well as the hits of Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd and Booker T & The M.G.’s and stacks mo’ STAX.

We’d like to introduce you to one of the finest soul shows Australia has to offer -

Legendary keyboardist Johnny (G) Gauci on Hammond and Piano (Ed Kuepper, Leonardo’s Bride, Perry Keyes, Dom Turner & Supro); front men “The Reverend” Carl Fidler; Sam “Soul Man” Bennett (The Super Heavyweights); “Soul Queen” Milena Barrett (Mal Eastik Band); Nick Meredith (Cotton Keyes & Morris, Tim Finn, C, Matt Finish) on guitar; drums from Antero Ceschin (Continental Blues Party, The Mighty Reapers); Dave ‘Hitman” Harding (Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges, Red Rivers, The Foreday Riders) on bass; Murray Jackson on saxophone (Jersey Boys, The Mothership Orchestra); and Simon Ferenci on trumpet (King John Cleary, Watussi.

Tix are $25 +bf, 7.30pm Doors/ 9pm Show
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Thu 25 & Fri 26 Sep – LIOR: ‘Scattered Reflections’ 2014 Tour + ODETTE – Friday sold out and Thursday selling fast!

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In September, Lior will be returning to perform tracks from his highly acclaimed fourth studio album ‘Scattered Reflections’. Camelot provides the perfect intimate environment and has become a strong favourite with Lior fans. This year, Lior will be reuniting with his string quartet. These shows will also be supported by one of Sydney’s brightest new and up and coming artists Odette.
Odette is a singer, songwriter and self-taught pianist hailing from inner-west Sydney. With Zulu heritage on her mother’s side, and a long line of English jazz pianists on her father’s side  – Odette was born with music in her soul. At just 16 years old, her voice and lyrics hit hard and bely her age.
$35 Presale and $40 on the door, | Thu 7pm, 8pm Show | Fri 7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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Sat 27 Sep – NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA   Nadya

Nadya Golski, that queen of gypsy soul and her spirited band of virtuoso musicians, The 101 Candles Orkestra, is world music at its best. It has all the verve and style.An alchemical mix of picquant melodies and spellbinding rhythms, styles ranging from Slavic melancholia and Manouche inspired French Chanson embracing Piaf, to romantic waltzes, tangos and boleros, alternating fast rhythms, toes tapping,  hands clapping, dancers on their feet, characterises a night with The Candles. Nadya Golski the central personality and lead singer is renowned for her intense vitality and extraordinary vocal delivery, good humour, unpredictability and charm. She is a warm and humorous entertainer.

It is an interesting story which lies behind her performance. Following teenage life in a remote highland village in PNG, Nadya became a sort of super-star in her twenties, singing in pidgin and local dialect, being toured around PNG and the Pacific, and this is where she learned a lot of her extraordinary musicality and ability for harmonies…

Since then, years in Paris, working with famous gypsy musicians Nadya has acquired gypsy vocal techniques which enrich her current performance, giving it curvaceous magnitude.The Candles have been performing in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, Cziget, Woodford and MONA. Don’t miss them!

Tix are $30 +bf / $25 +bf concession 7.30pm Doors/ 9.00pm Show
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Sun 28 Sep @ Django Bar – THE BAKER SUITE and LISA RICHARDS  

suntourposter3 Two internationally acclaimed songwriters on stage performing songs from their recent releases. Both artists released critically acclaimed CD’s last year ‘Your Dreaming Self’ (The Baker Suite) and ‘Beating of the Sun’ (Lisa Richards) The Baker Suite (John Baker  guitar and vocals and Gayle Buckby piano accordion and vocals) have been around the world in the last year, from their main stage 2014 Womadelaide performance to their tour dates in Russia and Germany. Lisa Richards, on the other hand, is embarking on her first series of Australian tour dates after basing herself in NYC and Austin Texas for the past 22 years, and touring everywhere except Australia.
The Baker Suite  “Art-folk-pop, french-cafe and cabaret romantica . . . storytelling, built around a warm combination of acoustic guitar and parisian-esque accordion.” The Baker Suite has opened for Elton John, Kate Ceberano, Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter, Vika and Linda Bull, Francoiz Breut (Fr) and Mary Gauthier (USA). ‘Minor masterpieces that blend folk, country, blues and jazz speckled with global allusions sit beside quirky pop songs suggestive of Paul Simon’ – The Australian ‘Like a Hemingway novel…full of romance and stories that contain truth, beauty and intrigue in equal measure’ – Kate Ceberano  Baker Suite Festival appearances include WOMADelaide (AU 2014), Bohemia Jazz Festival (CZ, 2012), Okayama Cultural Festival (JP, 2010), Nelson Arts Festival (NZ, 2010), International Guitar Festival (AU, 2009), Adelaide Festival of Arts (AU), Adelaide Cabaret Festival (AU), Lorch Am Rhein Cultural Festival (DE), and The Australian National Folk Festival. The Baker Suite has opened for Elton John, Kate Ceberano, Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter, Vika and Linda Bull, Francoiz Breut (Fr) and Mary Gauthier (USA).
Lisa Richards  Folk Nouveau chanteuse writing songs that explore the inner and outer world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. Lisa recently moved home to Australia after a very extended stint in the USA. Appearances in the USA include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Kerrville Food and Wine Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Merlefest, SXSW, College Music Festival (CMJ). Her songs have appeared on CD’s alongside Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae as well as being heard in film and television. She has shared the stage with a number of artists including Michelle Shocked, Paul Kelly, Chris Whitley and Toni Childs. **** (4 stars)…..a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing. A strikingly original and beautiful album.” David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail ‘Breathtakingly beautiful, the album is a joy to listen to, and Richards a pleasure to journey with.’ – Hannah Teape Davis tone-deaf.com.au
Tix are $15 +bf presale or $20 on the door,
Django Bar opens at 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
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Fri 3 Oct – Balkan/Gypsy/World party with MARSALA!

marsala_vladFollowing a string of sell out shows, Marsala are back at Camelot for another huge party! Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe…They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs… anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can’t help but dance and fall in love with each other’s traditions.Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‘the world’ in music.
Some of the incredible featured musicians in Marsala include…
Vladimir Khusid (pictured) grew up in Azerbaijan and studied trumpet under the rigors of communism. He worked as a trumpet player for all of his early life. He left the USSR during the cold war and the price he paid for taking his family to the west was to have his trumpet, [his lively hood] confiscated at the airport as they were leaving. He worked in a bread shop in Sydney until he could buy an instrument, learned English and is now one of Sydney’s most respected and well rounded trumpet players. His maturity, wisdom and astonishing playing brings worlds of experience in classical, jazz and traditional Eastern European musical traditions.

$25 | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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Sat 4th Oct – FRED SMITH ALBUM LAUNCH

Fred and Hat and Sky credit Geoffrey DunnFred Smith and band will be launching his brand-new CD, Home.

Since 1998, he has released eight albums. Interestingly, they are all good. As Sydney morning Herald critic Bruce elder wrote:

“It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith.  This remarkable singer-songwriter – who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen – keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums… He is also very funny.”

But it was not until his 2011 release Dust of Uruzgan that Australia did finally catch up with Fred Smith.  Written while working for 18 months in southern Afghanistan, the album earned him critical acclaim and comparisons with the great Australian songwriters Eric Bogle, Don Walker and John Schumann.

Fred went back to Afghanistan for six months in May last year and returned in November to finish the aptly named Home.  Home was recorded in the backyard studio of Shane O’Mara in Yarraville Melbourne. The renowned guitarist and side man of choice to artists like Chris Wilson and Tim Rogers, O’Mara has brought to the fore the delicate fingerpicking chops that has long been the backbone of Fred’s writing, and added some of his own sublime licks.

Said Fred: “it’s an album about coming home and calming down. Compared to Dust of Uruzgan I would say: ‘more personal, less war and death’”.

$26 pre and $30 on the door | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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Thu 16 Oct @ Django Bar – BETH PATTERSON (USA) + PUGSLEY BUZZARD (MELB)

452356Two – stepping Carnival Stomp featuring Beth Patterson and Pugsley Buzzard.

Prepare yourselves for the hippeningest, happeningest New Orleans style show this side of the French Quarter when Beth Patterson, the grand mistress of the bouzouki, direct from New Orleans and the legendary Pugsley Buzzard, join forces for a sensational night of musical delights.

Beth Patterson is a dynamic, multi instrumentalist who plays the bouzouki and her music style can be described SWAP … Songwriter/ World/Acoustic/Progressive.
Combining traditional Irish, Celtic and folk ballads with Cajun, world-beat and progressive rock influences, her own creative songwriting and a unique sense of humor, Patterson’s wit, charm, and beauty are as memorable as her powerful music.
http://www.bethpattersonmusic.com

Pugsley Buzzard continues to dazzle audiences far and wide with his deep funky grooves, rollicking boogie, blazing stride and dark hoodoo blues. Pugsley has just returned from a hugely successful Summer Festival Tour in Europe and USA promoting his latest album Chasin’ Aces that was recorded in the Crescent City last year.

$25 pre and $30 on the door | 7pm, show 8pm
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Sat 25 Oct @ Django Bar – SPECTRUM + HEY GRINGO

MDR Spectrum B&W lg 300dpiFor some unfathomable reason Spectrum hasn’t played in Sydney for an awfully long time, to the point that some of our audience might not be aware that Spectrum still exists. Mind you, Facebook fairly exploded when Bill Putt, my musical buddy for forty-four years,  died suddenly in August of last year and a crowd of 1500 from all points round Australia turned up to his memorial, so clearly a lot of people still remember Spectrum with some fondness.
Despite not playing in Sydney of late, Spectrum has been constantly treading the musical highways and by-ways round Oz and further afield since I’ll Be Gone (Someday I’ll have money) reached the No. 1 position on the charts back in 1971. (Remember charts?) Along the way there’ve been personnel and name changes, but we’ve been called Spectrum again since the late nineties and I’m comfortable with that.
So, what does the Spectrum of today look, and perhaps more importantly, sound like in 2014? Well, today’s Spectrum still sounds like a band, mostly because, apart from newbie Broc O’Connor who took over Bill’s role on bass, drummer Peter ‘Robbo’ Robertson and keyboardist Daryl Roberts have been playing with me since the nineties, so on-stage the band can anticipate and adjust empathetically just like the Spectrum of old.
And, of course, we still play vintage Spectrum songs like I’ll Be Gone, Going Home, Launching Place Part 2, Make Your Stash, and Fly Without its Wings, plus Indelible Murtceps’ songs like We Are Indelible and Some Good Advice as well as Ariel songs like Jamaican Farewell, Red Hot Momma and Hard Way To Go.
Apart from the ‘70s repertoire we also play a selection of more contemporary Mike Rudd songs written in the intervening thirty or so years – and when the mood takes us we’ll play some blues tunes in our Spectrum Plays the Blues alter ego.

Spectrum’s keyboardist Daryl Roberts has a band of his own called Hey Gringo and they’re touring NSW simultaneously to Spectrum, so it’s a natural pairing to have the Gringos playing a support role for Spectrum’s one-off Sydney show. Alongside Daryl are Dean Haitani on guitar and drummer Ivan Frost. You can look forward to boogie piano, hot sax, steamy harmonica and quirky guitar over a layer of irresistible rockin’ roots and rhythm.

$20 | 7.30pm, show 9pm
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Sunday 26 Oct – FRIENDS OF KIM SANDERS

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Friends of Kim Sanders Band (FoKS), are joining together on October 26, 11 months from his death, to play Kim’s compositions, and an old favourite or two. Kim’s compositions fuse elements from Balkan, West African, and Middle-Eastern folk musics, jazz, and Indian and Turkish Classical, creating a new music that has its own voice. Then the musicians spin a hypnotic web of exotic sounds and collective improvisation. Sandy Evans and Llew Kiek will lead you into this night of bent grooves, trancin’ and wild honking. Percussionist Peter Kennard and bassist Steve Elphick will drive the compelling and sometimes convoluted rhythms. Special extras will include Boyd of the large vulgar saxophones.

Tix are $24 +bf / $20 +bf, 6.30pm Doors/7.30pm Show
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Thu 30 Oct – PAULINE MURRAY (UK) + PEL MEL – ALMOST UNPLUGGED

paulinemurrayFrom north-east England, Pauline Murray is much loved in her home country for powerful, crystal-clear vocals and an impeccable songwriting repertoire stretching back 37 years. Murray’s early influences were David Bowie, New York Dolls and Sex Pistols yet Wikipedia also cites synthpop, ambient and electronic among her genres. A truly intriguing artist, this will be Murray’s first-ever Australian performance.
Pel Mel started out in Newcastle in 1979, making their own post-punk fun at the Grand Hotel in reaction against the town’s plethora of tired 1970s cover bands. The band soon moved to Sydney, where it became part of the post-punk inner-city music scene centred around venues such as the Rock Garden and the Trade Union Club. pel mel appeared with bands such as The Reels, Mental as Anything and The Birthday Party, as well as international acts such as Elvis Costello, New Order and The Fall. The band’s first single was ‘No Word from China’, a slice of dark but danceable post-punk pop featuring haunting vocals that became a JJJ hit. Other releases included singles ‘Head Above Water’ and ‘Pandemonium’ and albums Out of Reason and Persuasion.
Pel Mel – Almost Unplugged is three key original members – singer-guitarist Graeme Dunne, and McGee sisters Jane (guitar) and Jude (vocals, synth and sax) – performing a selection of the bands distinctive, edgy post-punk pop, including some early rough-hewn gems, most of which never made it onto vinyl.

$35 | 7pm, 8pm Show
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Sun 2 Nov – DAHLIA DIOR: EDITH PIAF and FRIENDS

dahlia_dior300res_for_print2Dahlia Dior has re-invented herself yet again by injecting theatrical flair into her Cabaret performance, utilising her story telling and acting experience, coupled with her vocal and language skills. The result is a one woman show by a narrator/actor/singer who will transport her audience back in time to a Bohemian Paris of long ago, with its steamy garrets, starving artists, and French chanson.

Dahlia’s styles vary from Jazz, blues, chansons poemes (poetic songs), chansons réalistes (realistic songs), and torch songs (love ballads), to the pulsating French Java and tango of the music halls.

Edith Piaf and Friends is a tribute to the legendary musical icons of French cabaret, with a selection of Edith Piaf’s evocative and much loved songs, including La Foule, Mon Dieu, Le Gitan et La Fille, and Je Ne Regrette Rien; George Moustaki’s popular Milord; Charles Aznavour’s romantic La Bohéme; Charles Trenét’s evergreen La Mer; Django Reinhardt’s evocative blues ballad Nuages; Juliétte Greco’s description of naughty Paris, Paris Cannaille; and Jacques Brel’s piece de resistance, Ne Me Quite Pas.

Dahlia, born in Jerusalem, commenced singing at a very early age, and quickly established herself as one of the most popular performing artists in Israel, climaxing with her starring role in the highly successful and much loved Israeli musical – Kazablan (Israeli version of West Side Story), which ran for 2 years. She is a singer of enormous vitality and energy, and her styles include jazz, blues, torch, gypsy, World Music, and sometime she burst into wild cabaret. Dahlia can authentically sing and interpret songs from all over the world, and is indeed one of the most versatile vocalists, singing in over 20 languages. She began her international career in London’s prominent West End clubs such as the Astor Club and George Raft’s Colony Club on Berkley Square, and also Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila and Bangkok. In Australia Dahlia has performed on the same bill with legends such as Ray Charles, Matt Monro, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tiny Tim, Lulo Reinhardt, and the famous Metropolitan Opera tenor, Jan Peerce.

What the critics say: The Gallic tradition of torch songs, cabaret songs, Gypsy songs, opera and jazz is as rich as bechamel sauce, and Dahlia Dior gave us the full gamut… She sang tunes made famous by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, and Michel Legrand… 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

“There’s nothing quite as inspiring as French song when it’s done right. Dahlia Dior does it just right and doesn’t restrict herself to Piaf, but ranges over the best work by the likes of Aznavour, Montand, Chevalier, and more when she presents “Chansons d’Amour”, a tribute to 100 years of French Cabaret… The Drum Media

I’ve waited way too long to see Dahlia Dior, and as I discover, Dahlia’s versatility across, jazz, cabaret, chanson, torch songs and much more, knows virtually no bounds. Famous and not-so-famous songs are worn together with biographical excerpts: it’s as if that little bird has confided a few secrets. Dior’s fragrant recreation of the mood and disposition of France’s ‘national popular singer’ is spellbinding ….and one is transported back to her heroic beginnings. Dahlia is a consummate performer; an astonishing singer, with a commanding theatrical presence. This show alone is one which should be seen in Paris and all over the world. Wherever La Mome Piaf is known and loved. It brings her back to life. ‘Padam, padam, padam!’ go the heartstrings. Showbiz critic Brad Syke

The show Edith Piaf and Friends, was a sell-out at Double Bay’s Blue Beat…The chanteuse Dahlia Dior, her voice beautifully accented, rich, smooth, and well rounded, reverberating like a true French Chanson… Dahlia told the tale of the starving artist and his lover/model/muse in ‘La Bohème’ and then wonderfully singing Edith’s ‘La Vie en Rose’. Love and Paris go together in a city that is the embodiment of our romantic fantasies, along with Edith Piaf and the songs of her era. Dahlia, echoing the longing love can evoke, and the desperation of holding on to a lover, begins Jacques Brel’s ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ beautifully in French, evoking the sentiments of Brel, who seemed to perform the words with tears running down his face… The spectre of the singer’s voice, the cabaret, the carnival, the gypsy camp, all unfold… When performing the iconic song of the quintessential Edith Piaf ‘Non Je Ne Regrette Rien’ Dahlia’s voice roars and soars to heaven, the audience joining at times, then spontaneously applauding and exploding with this much loved song delivered with full length and breadth without limits, like the delightful range of the singer’s voice. The show ends with the song ‘Hymn a L’amour’ (Hymn to Love), summing up the sentiments of the event…. Fayrose Lutta Eastside Radio

$30 presale, $35 on the door | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
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Fri 5 Dec – THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL

flosThe First Ladies of Soul show is a spectacular showcase that features the music of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Etta James, Freda Payne, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, The Emotions & many more.Sassy Soul, Deep Funk & Raunchy Blues- Grove and sing along to a program of the finest soul Classics!If you love The First Ladies of Soul, you will LOVE this show!Sensational Sydney singers, JO ELMS, KIM HART & LIZA OHLBACK, will be backed by a super band of some of Sydney’s finest musicians including: Eric Rasmussen– guitar (Human Nature), Victor Rounds-bass (Marcia Hines), Brendan St.Ledger – keys (Wendy Matthews), Kimi Tupaea – drums (Barry Leef Band), Jay Stewart (Marcia Hines)– second keys.
Or visit our website for all the show & cast information:http://www.firstladiesofsoul.com/
$25 |  7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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And…if you’re looking for a party destination…why yes! What a fabulous idea! Camelot Lounge does indeed book private functions (weddings, birthdays, barmitzvahs, book launches etc!) Just email info@qirkz.com and we can have a chat! Or…are you celebrating your birthday at one of our shows???
At Camelot Lounge, the Birthday girl/boy (assuming they are 18+) gets a complementary bottle of wine!!!
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