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Sun 21 (Sold Out) & Mon 22 Sep – MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents FAMOUS BLUE CHEESE – an evening of LEONARD COHEN featuring special guests ABBY DOBSON, NGAIIRE & ANNALIESE SZOTA

fbcheese2For the first time since 2012, Triple ARIA Winning MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT presents their homage to Leonard Cohen over 2 special nights – celebrating the incredible Canadian poet/songwriter’s 80th birthday!  Monsieur Camembert’s entirely unique interpretations of Cohen’s material traverse styles including Swing, jazz, tango, latin, etc, linking the songs with ‘beat versions’ of Cohen’s remarkable poetry, with special guests Abby Dobson, Ngaiire & Annaliese Szota!

Don’t miss this show, which was part of the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada in 2009, and nominated for an ARIA Award in 2008.

$45 |  Sun 6.30pm , 7.30pm Show | Mon 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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Wed 24 Sep – The Hump @ Camelot Lounge: PETER BERNER

Peter Berner - Sep 24The Host of ‘Backberner’ and ‘Einstein Factor’ PETER BERNER comes to the Hump! Peter Berner is without doubt one of Australia’s most popular and respected media entertainers and stand-up comics, having presented over 300 hours of television, and been a valued, successful and integral member of Triple M’s talent base nationally since 2000.
“There are no platitudes to be found here, nor cheap theatricality or mock introspection. Berner simply calls things as he sees them, says the things other comics tiptoe around … considered, intelligent arguments … jokes which aim higher than average – and hit their targets time and time again.” – Adelaide Advertiser

 

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


Wed 24 Sep @ 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 25 & Fri 26 Sep – LIOR: ‘Scattered Reflections’ 2014 Tour + ODETTE (SOLD OUT)

LIOR - TOUR IMG1-p18q1kf7u54b91tp31ue414241corIn 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
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 25 Sep @ Django Bar – 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)

 



Fri 26 Sep @ Django Bar – DUSTY RAVENS + LAZY COLE & THE LAZY COLTS

Dusty-Ravens-Album-Cover-Described as Johnny Cash meets Tom Waits, with lashings of Mexican mariachi, alt country, & folk, Dusty Ravens formed in 2012 around the singing and guitar playing of Andy Meehan who is joined by the singing, tenor & french horn, & mellophone playing of Maggie Raven. Their music is based around around a mutual obsession with Mexico, a fondness for country and a healthy tolerance of folk.

Sydney-based singer/songwriter Lacey Cole has been quietly building momentum around the bSydney live scene with his underlying pop sensibilities, rumbling beneath a wearied country swagger and driving Springsteen-like grit.

$10 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 9pm Show
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 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!

$30/$25 | 7.30pm, 9pm 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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Sat 27 Sep @ Django Bar – DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVUE

Danny - 2012A mix of Blues, Swing, phat, filthy Funk, Soul and Reggae, will have you on that dance floor all night long.
Playing a carefully crafted mix of classics, and some rare gems. You’ll hear legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, Robben Ford, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, The Commodores, Joss Stone, George Benson, Aretha Franklin and many more.This is no ordinary band. Led by one of Sydney’s youngest and funkiest keyboard players, Danny Tsun on piano and Hammond organ (Ray Beadle Band, P J O’Brien Band, Johnny Cass Band, Psycho Zydeco, Alan Barnes Band, Robert Susz and more).
A true gentleman, but when in front of a Keyboard, Danny is… the “Tsunami”.
His blistering solos and runs on those black and white keys will leave you yelling for more!The Rhythm Revue is a new concept that Danny has put together, stemming from big payoffs from shows of late last year. Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians that he has either had the privilege of working with as sideman over the years, or is inspired to work with in the future.Presenting the kind of show that turns heads from possible international guest drop-ins – which may even lead to an impromptu jam….
The Rhythm Revue – often includes and features high profile players such as:
Rex Goh on Guitar (Air Supply/Tom Jones/Savage Garden/The Temptations/Australian Idol Band/and just about everybody), Franco Raggatt – Guitar (Mahalia Barnes/Jimmy Barnes and more), Eric Rasmussen – Guitar (Marcia Hines/Human Nature/Smokey Robinson and many more), Jacob Cook – Drums (Mental As Anything/Eugene Hideaway Bridges etc), Chris Wilson – Sax (Psycho Zydeco) and other great players.
Special guest appearances have included: Ray Beadle, Robert Susz (Dynamic Hepnotics/Mighty Reapers), Pat Powell (Melbourne Ska Orchestra), Taya Chani, Liza Ohlback.
$15/$10 pre sale, $20/$15 on the door | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 9pm Show
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 28 Sep – PEÑA FLAMENCA + ROSIE HENSHAW

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Sydney’s hottest eight piece flamenco ensemble, Peña Flamenca creates a unique fiesta with their original antipodean blend of Andalucian and Latin traditions. With a mix of musical backgrounds from Latin to funk to jazz, the dynamic group is led by Christopher Duff on flamenco guitar and features singers Zoe Velez and Angela Rosero, dancer Lauren Majarres, Byron Mark on percussion, Tom Brown on bass, Simon Ranglis on violin, Trevor Brown on flute/saxophones and Nicholas Mark on didgeridoo.
From their multiple roots, they have developed a unique sound, with many original compositions and choreography. Peña Flamenca fuse Spanish, Colombian and Australian traditions to create an original, locally-fused interpretation of this powerful art form!

SPECIAL GUESTS opening up for the evening will be the amazing ROSIE HENSHAW on sitar/vocals, Maharshi Raval on tabla/percussion and Banel Martinez on guitar. These guys will be performing an intimate set of Indian fusion.
Get your tickets now for this awesome evening of world class world music entertainment!!!

http://www.penaflamencasydney.com
http://www.rosiehenshaw.com

 

$25/$20 | 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)
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

 

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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,
Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, 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 2 Oct – #happiness the Cabaret

IMG_9722#happiness the Cabaret is a new variety show, featuring singers and performers showcasing the music that makes them, well, happy. Come along to hear original music from local musicians, as well as super-talented musical theatre nerds sharing the ballads and show tunes they love best.

The event is hosted by, and features, Veronica Alonza, in an effort to raise awareness for those living with depression. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Black Dog Institute.

About the host
Veronica Alonzo is a musical theatre enthusiast who’s been wielding a mic since the tender age of four. Her theatre credits include: Rent (RMS) ‘Mimi Marquez’ 2009; Jesus Christ Superstar (RMS) ‘Soul Girl’ 2010; A Night on the West End (CMS) featured soloist 2011; Dinkum Assorted (NIDA) ‘Pearl’ 2011; Miss Saigon (CMS) Kim 2012, Seussical in 2013 and Brush with a Body (Guild) Rosita Hernandez (2012). In 2011, she completed The Musical Performer course at NIDA. Veronica has vocal training under the direction of Robert Bertrum.  She is currently writing a book which aims to take the taboo out of mental illness. Veronica’s three favourite things are toum; sponge cake; and decluttering.

$40 | 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 2 Oct @ Django Bar – Girls With Guitars II

shazThe second edition of the Girls With Guitars night out at the intimate and beautiful Django Bar in Marrickville.

Four predominantly female musical acts will present their talent whilst you snack on meze platters, pizzas or ice-cream and enjoy the ambience of exceptional home-grown talent in a cell phone free environment.

The effervescent Black Pearl Trio join us once again with their beautiful 3 way harmonies and clever acoustic stripped down versions of popular songs. Expect some surprises and a guest appearance by pianist Rachel, to bump this normal trio up to a quartet during this opening set. The perfect outfit to kick the evening off in style.

Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Stomp Box for Siskin River , multi-talented Shalane Connors will be joining us on the 4th of September at the Django Bar Girls With Guitars event.

Meet April Smallwood. One of the exciting new up and coming performers at this Girls With Guitars event. Singer, songwriter, storyteller.

$10 pre sale, $15 on the door | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 8pm Show
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 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
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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Fri 3 Oct @ Django Bar – VICTOR VALDES

Victor Valdes ApuntandoVirtuoso Mexican harpist, a walking encyclopedia of Latin music past and present who 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.

Steeped in the folkloric traditions of his native Mexico, he not only played and taught music with the very best, but also Mexican and Latin dance – he was national Folkloric Dance Champion for three years in a row and after re-locating to Australia he taught Latin dance at the Sydney Dance Company for four years.

As a solo harpist Victor has performed in 25 countries worldwide. For 10 years he was a member of Tlen Huicani, the best known and multi-award-winning Mexican folk group which toured the world, playing 20 performances at Sydney Opera House.

He has appeared at Bluesfest (where he was named Director’s Choice), Bellingen Global Carnival, National Folk Festival Canberra, Woodford Folk Festival, Womadelaide, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and on many other major stages. On other big stages he has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Los Lobos (tour support and special guest), Angus & Julia Stone (special guest), and Maya Jupiter and Aloe Blacc (special guest) to name just a few.

$20 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 9pm Show
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 4 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
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 4 Oct @ Django Bar – AMAYA LAUCIRICA (Farewell Show) + THE APARTMENTS

Press3editOver October and November, Amaya Laucirica will embark on her second and final tour of Australia for her third album Sway.

Sway sees Amaya further define her own style of ethereal and hypnotic pop, including uplifting pop songs such as Found Some Secret and Not Been Sleeping.

The tour will be a last chance for locals to witness Amaya perform live for a while as she currently makes plans to relocate and play shows in Europe for 2015.

The tour will take place in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart and Amaya will be joined by special guests The Apartments.

“This is a flawless album from a true artist who has successfully entered the realm of being one of the few modern contributors to the timeless dialogue of beauty, honesty and truth.” – Heavy and Weird

“A well-rounded record that furthers a promising young local artist” – The Music

Playing together as The Apartments for the first time since last year’s French tour, The Apartments are Peter Walsh, Wayne Connolly from Knievel and Amanda Brown from The Go-Betweens.

$12 pre, $15 on the door | 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!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 5 Oct – PENNY FLANAGAN & THE MEN IN SUITS + NOT GOOD WITH HORSES

PF B&W shotReturning as always to her acoustic roots, singer-songwriter Penny Flanagan will be doing a special show with her acoustic trio: The Men in Suits. Support will be the wonderfully melodic and polished, Not Good With Horses who have been making a name for themselves in venues all across Sydney, making it an ideal way to spend a relaxed Sunday evening, A great night of classy acoustic pop not to be missed.

You may have heard Penny’s hit single, “Lap It Up” on JJJ way back in 1994. Penny was one-half of the songwriting core of Club Hoy and went on to forge a career of her own after Club Hoy’s untimely demise. She toured extensively as a headliner and as a support to such luminaries as Margaret Urlich, Things of Stone and Wood, Kate Ceberano, Sophie B Hawkins and Wendy Matthews. In 1994, her debut single, “Lap It Up” made it into the JJJ Hottest 100 at a respectable no. 58. Most recently you may have seen her on stage with her sister, comedian Kitty Flanagan. But now after 10 years away from music proper, Penny has been easing back into live shows around the city.

Not Good With Horses are a rollicking country-blues band with a rockabilly edge and a cruisey sweet-voiced girl up front. If you like girl singers and you like your pop acoustic with a little bit of a rootsy bite, come along to this fantastic double bill on Sunday 15th June. You won’t be disappointed.

$20 | 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)
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

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Thu 9 Oct @ Django Bar – AFRO-BALKAN ALL STARS

10637696_10152292430826361_80397169_nAfro-Balkan All Stars is a unique world music project initiated by south-eastern European pianist Mirko Golub and Australia’s well renowned drummer and percussionist Chris Fields. It embodies traditions and musical influences from each band member into a form of music that could only come to life on Sydney Australia grounds, with each member carrying different background origin and musical heritage. As most of the members are teachers and graduates at Sydney’s Australian Institute of Music, they have the luxury of choosing from some well researched world class genre material while shaping the music and recording the album (that is work in progress now), from jazz and RnB to Afro, Latin, Indian and eastern European styles.

Band members include some of the finest Sydney’s musicians: Chris Fields, Victor Rounds, Mirko Golub,  Michael Armaos, Beba Ibisevic, Magdalena Mira, Zoran Stefanoski and Sean Coffin.

$20 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 8pm Show
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 10 Oct – ROB SNARSKI + J.P. SHILO

JP and Rob 1After 25 years as the honey-voiced singer of The Blackeyed Susans, Rob Snarski recently released his debut solo album, “Wounded Bird” to rave reviews.

Produced by Rob and longtime bandmate and collaborator Dan Luscombe with Yikesville studio boss Shane O’Mara, “Wounded Bird” foregoes the lush arrangements of The Blackeyed Susans for a stripped-back and intimate sound palette.

Think Ricky Nelson meets Mazzy Star or the Everly Brothers if they’d been raised on a diet of Big Star’s Third.  The result is a beautifully sparse album, which finds joy in the spaces in between.  “Wounded Bird” may be as pure an expression of Rob Snarski’s oeuvre as we are yet to hear. His first solo album may have been a long time coming, but it is worth the wait.

Rob Snarski plays the songs from “Wounded Bird” with special guest J.P. Shilo.

 

$25 pre and $32 on the door | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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 10 Oct @ Django Bar – FAT YAHOOZA

fatyaho2ozaFat Yahoozah’s bombastic horns and grooving rhythm section leave you little choice but to bop your body. Led by trumpeter and composer Ellen Kirkwood, this band meshes a bunch of styles from around the world; from afrobeat to mariachi, to gypsy and disco. With members from Sirens Big Band, The Bakery and Watussi, influences include Goran Bregovic, Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, Mariachi El Bronx, the Crusty Suitcase Band. Kirkwood is also a seasoned jazz musician, and winner of the 2012 Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in jazz.

$15/$10 | 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!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 11 Oct – 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 | 7.30pm, 9pm 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 11 Oct @ Django Bar – PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE

PAPEThe beaming smile of Pape Mbaye is as well loved as his wide musical talents. It’s an infectious smile that seems to go hand-in-hand with the West African rhythms that lie at the root of his music. Pape Mbaye, and his eight-piece band Chosani Afrique, bring some of the magic of West Africa to their audience – a night of Latin, reggae and jazz, inspired and led by this uncontainable master percussionist. Captivating and hypnotic, these are the sounds of a culture steeped in magic, ritual and a strong spirituality. They’re the sounds that bring people together, that celebrate, commemorate and rejoice a world of music from jazz to R’n’B to pop. And they’re the sounds that Pape has made since childhood.

$20 | 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 12 Oct – ALTURAS + CORO AUSTRAL + TRIO MATIZ: Latin Encounters of a Different Kind

imageCome and hear three diverse groups give a different and exciting take on Latin American music.  Alturas, Coro Austral and Trio Matiz present Latin Encounters of a different kind…… – an evening of latin art music far removed from the stereotypical! ! !
This concert sets the scene for you to discover that there is so much more to Latin American music than Salsa!!
Inspired by the music of Argentina, Alturas combines influences from classical, latin and tango to create a unique blend of haunting melodies with jazz-inspired solos. ‘Alturas’ have been performing as a group since 2009 with its five members playing flute/bandoneon, violin/viola, saxophones/clarinets, piano and double bass.!
Since its formation in 2010 by Artistic Director Margot McLaughlin Coro Austral has gained an excellent reputation as a choral ensemble specialising in the authentic presentation of Spanish and Latin American choral music to a very high standard. Their performance is inspired by the extraordinary wealth of music from Cuba.!
Trio Matiz consists of highly-regarded Chilean musicians Hernan Flores and Janis Carter with cellist Imogen Granwal. The trio gives new and stimulating interpretations of traditional, contemporary and original Latin American songs for guitar, voice, cello and percussion.

$25/$20 | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
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Sun 12 Oct @ Django Bar – SOULFOOD on SUNDAY Presents LINEAGES with BOBBY SINGH and SANDY EVANS

large_Bobby-Singh-01A very rare and special concert by two of Australia’s leading musicians Bobby Singh and Sandy Evans.In this concert you well get a chance to really hear the traditions of music both these artists belong too.Bobby will present a Tabla solo with Harmonium accompaniment and pay respect to his lineage and Tabla master the great Aneesh Pradhan.
Sandy will honour two lineages important to her in her music practice through performances of John Coltrane and South Indian classical music repertoire!
This is a concert not to be missed!

$25/20 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm , 7.30pm Show
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Thu 16 Oct – BETH PATTERSON (USA) + PUGSLEY BUZZARD (MELB)

BETH_PUGSLEY2Two – 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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Fri 17 Oct - JEFF DUFF & THE DUFFMEN: ALBUM LAUNCH

jeff - album coverJeff Duff launches his 26th album Walking On Eggshells with a truly magical night at Camelot during which Jeff & The Duffmen will perform the entire album amidst an atmosphere of illusion, slight of hand and other strange phenomena. Walking on Eggshells has already received rave reviews from musicians and music industry heavyweights. Comprising ten new original songs written by Jeff and producer Steve Bull, the album is as diverse as it is adventurous. The Icehouse rhythm section give the album a solid, rock foundation for Jeff’s sophisticated melodies and soulful vocals.

$30 | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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Sat 18 Oct - BIG BAND SALSA Celebration with 15 piece Latin Big Band MUCHO MAMBO..plus free CD giveaway!

retro rumba-page-001Following amazing sellout shows MUCHO MAMBO returns to Camelot for a high energy night of Big Band Salsa and funky Mambo with the world class Mucho Mambo Latin Big Band.
To help celebrate the night there will be a Mucho Mambo CD giveaway on entrance.

Featuring Australia’s best Latin and Jazz musicians, Mucho Mambo has been blowing audiences away since 2002 with their tight arrangements, brilliant musicianship and unique visual elements.
The Mucho Mambo experience is one of a kind in the music world, a truly authentic and timeless Latin Big Band. The orchestra’s dynamic and distinctive sound and world class big band arrangements will definitely fill the dance floor and make Camelot shake like never before.

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

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

$30 | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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Sat 18 Oct @ Django Bar – Township-jive party with CHRIS GUDU

guduFrom Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Camelot. The Chris Gudu Band has the musical and spiritual grooves from his homeland where he grew up not only playing musical instruments and singing with his family, but actually making the instruments, namely guitars and drums.Chris Gudu was the co-founder of Matonto, alongside his brother Calvin Gudu, and he is the former leader, bass man and lead singer of the group Jive Kayana, which during its days sold out concerts and created big waves at festivals.

His up tempo and exuberant music is what is often referred to as “Township Jive Music” and is better known in Southern Africa as Umbaqanga music which sometimes presents a touch of Afro jazz. Umbaqanga music originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa.Chris Gudu was born into a musical family where he was exposed to a musical environment from a tender age, playing the African drum, singing in church choirs directed by his mother as well as featuring in school choirs and a lot of talent shows from primary to high school.As well as enjoying the success of his own concerts Chris Gudu has toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more.You can expect a highly charged, high energy and exhilarating performance from Chris Gudu and his band.

$20  | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, 9pm Show
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Sun 19 – RUSSIAN-GYPSY EXTRAVAGANZA

Russian Extravaganza Poster newRussian-Gypsy Extravaganza – Back to Camelot by popular demand!
Fabulous line up of some of the most notorious Eastern European musicians in Sydney!

The amazing NADYA GOLSKI-GIGA. Back from France where she sings with the greatest Gypsy bands in the world, the Australian Queen of Balkan & Gypsy Soul. Nadya have been performing in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, Cziget, Woodford, MONA and in Sydney at the Camelot Lounge. Nadya Golski embraces Poland, Russia, France, Spain and even South Pacific Island cultures with surprising twists of jazz and blues in English, woven magically into the vital and mysterious tapestry of a wonderful performance.

Johnny O’han: What do you get when you combine Jazz, Swing, Cabaret and Classical? The answer is Johnny O’han. professionally trained, tenor classical singer, with astonishing vocal skills.
There is something in his voice that opens your heart, and you feel the power of nature! See it to believe it!

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.”

Viktoria Bolonina- singer/songwriter has previously appeared on the national television series: The Voice in 2012. Her quirky performances and original takes on the greatest classics of Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana can be remembered and respected by many around the country. Since then she has been working hard on her original music with many performances with her pop/funk 6 piece band around Sydney at the best music venues, selling out her last show at The Vanguard!

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

Jaga Band – Australian fresh minded multicultural ensemble – presents famous virtuosic Eastern European melodies with a focus on Carpartian melodies from Ukraine, but also include Hungarian, Jewish, Slovak and Romanian songs and dances.

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

$30 | 6.30pm, show 7.30pm
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Sun 19 & Sun 26 Oct @ Django Bar – SO WE MEET AGAIN MY HEARTACHE.. featuring Lisa Schouw, Penelope Wells, Peter Bailey and Robin Gist with special guests Catherine O’Connor and more….

Heartache Poster 1Over two wintry Sunday nights in October, four friends meet to talk and play music about heartache, longing, life and love.  As they share their stories from the past and the future, they discover that “to feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life”  (Pablo Neruda).Join twice Aria award nominees Lisa Schouw and Robin Gist (Girl Overboard), their friends Penelope Wells, Catherine O’Connor, and musical director Peter Bailey at the Django Bar for a night of song, laughter, tears, and stories.  Music from songwriters Melody Gardot, Arlen and Mercer, Harry Nilsson, Joni Mitchell and Tim Finn, along with new original songs by Gist and Schouw, will warm you up from inside and ease your aching hearts.“ … in a voice like dark chocolate, Schouw wrapped vulnerability around a core of steel.”  John Shand, Sydney Morning HeraldThank you so much for such a magical performance last night.  I was transported to a wonderful place!  Lisa, sometimes I looked at you and wondered where the hell that voice was coming from.  There was a quality to it that was sublime and Peter, you are just a wonderful performer….touching the chords of the heart at the same time as the black and white keys. – Ella James 2UE LIFE, LIVE IT UP! TV Presenter“so I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.”Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
$20  | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, 7.30pm Show
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Fri 24 Oct @ BAKOOMBA

Bakoomba promo poster for FB“BAKOOMBA” – 10 piece Afro-fusion band –  Hot Afrobeats, Skanking Reggae, Bass-Slapping Funk, Cool Jazz and Raw Percussion that create a fusion of intoxicating,
dance-inducing and utterly infectious music – all lead by the dynamic Fode Mane from Senegal.

Bakoomba consists of a driving rhythm section, slick horns, sassy female vocals and some traditional African percussion – feel the fire of Bakoomba – guaranteed to ignite any dance
floor – vibrant, infectious and energetic…….

“Bakoomba opened for King Tide at The Small Ball Room in Newcastle and lit the room up with a powerful, vitally dynamic sound. The fusion and mix of genre was
achieved with grace and respect to the diverse mix of styles that the band dips into. All this was achieved with finesse and consummate
musicianship – giving their all and by doing so, creating an engrossing and entertaining show but above all they were a pleasure to have opened for us being a truly
professional outfit.”

Tony Hughes – King Tide.

“Bakoomba is VA VA VA VOOMBA !!!! An energetic, colourful and culturally spectacular show that had our audience moving ,grooving and
smiling through the whole show!!”

Brian Lizotte – Lizottes

“Bakoomba turned The Great Northern Hotel into THE party venue! Along with their vibrant and energetic stage show they brought in an amazing crowd who
couldn’t help but smile and dance throughout the night. I can highly recommend Bakoomba as an Afro-fusion force that will lift
the roof off any venue and get the party cooking.”
The Great Northern Hotel

$20 | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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Sat 25 Oct – DON WALKER

DON WALKER - IMG 1Tango night, Norton St., Ashfield.  Black tie.  Masque.  In the penultimate tanda of the evening the dancers hang on for the weary pause till the bandoneon comes keening in again.  This is old Sydney.  The ghost of Johnny Garfield haunts the side-stage shadows.  Down in the car-park, under a supermoon, the Suave Fucks are soft on the radio, and Don Walker sings “Baby, We’ll Be, The Perfect Crime.”
Don Walker and his band will return live in October and November showcasing their new single, ‘The Perfect Crime’, and other songs from the acclaimed album Hully Gully.

Walker has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Young girls, angry women, luck-chasers, grader drivers, phone-sex tycoons, identity thieves and switchers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there.

“I’ve gone on record as proclaiming Walker’s previous two solo albums, We’re All Gunna Die and Cutting Back, as classics. Hully Gully makes it a trifecta.” – Rhythms Magazine 2013

“It’s a delight…Everything here is a gem.” – The Australian 2013

“The songs on this record are amongst his finest and this is a continually rewarding collection, unified and confident in its worth.” – addictedtonoise.com.au 2013

“He is among the best – the most Australian – of songwriters.” – The Music 2013

$25 pre, $30 on the door | 7.30pm, show 9.00pm
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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 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, show 9pm
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Sunday 26 Oct – FRIENDS OF KIM SANDERS

kim sanders camelot loungeFriends 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.

$24/$20 | 6.30pm, 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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Sat 1 Nov – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN

3153-668_webMiriam 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.

 

$30/$25 | 7.30pm, Show 9pm
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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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Thu 6 – Sun 9 Nov @ Django Bar – LITTLE EGYPT’S SPEAKEASY

Little Egypt's BurlesqueThe cast of Little Egypt’s Burlesque return in Little Egypt’s Speakeasy to tell the thrilling, hip-grinding, whiskey soaked tale of exotic dancer Little Egypt’s club in Pheonix, Arizona, USA, 1949.

“absolutely world class.” – Australian Stage

With a cast of Sydney’s sexiest musicians, a bump ‘n’ grind of burlesque beauties, and a scorching soundtrack straight from the west coast of 1950s USA, Little Egypt’s Speakeasy is the place to truly let your hair down. The cast of characters and one smooth narrator will induct you into the hippest club in any town.

Our audiences get a serve of everything: there’s killer laugh-out-loud script, there’s dance lessons, and rip-roaring vocal performances – all made larger than life by live burlesque, and a cast of the most characterful performers in town.

Starring: Brian Campeau, Kelly-Ann Doll, Luke Escombe, Danica Lee, Katie Reeve, Damien Slingsby and Elana Stone.

Produced and directed by Lucian McGuiness

“Slick, sexy and funny.” – Sydney Arts Guide

“The script is clever, the performers are brilliant. This is almost a whole new genre of musical theatre.” – Australian Stage

“Dirt dancing, debauchery, and some real good soul.” – orangepress.net

$35 | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, show times – Thu 8pm, Fri 9pm, Sat 9pm, Sun 7.30pm
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Fri 7 Nov – 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
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Sat 8 Nov – WAITING FOR GUINNESS

guinnessVariously described as Garage Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, and Gangster Jazz, Waiting for Guinness has been playing the Sydney pub/club scene for years. They may be one of the best dressed too. The band features up to seven pieces including banjo, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, accordion, guitaron (Mexican bass), flute, guitars and drums.

In the tradition of artists such as Tom Waits, Calexico and The Pogues, Waiting for Guinness take their nourishment from ‘old music’ and hot-wire the styles of Berlin Cabaret, Mariachi, Vaudeville, Spaghetti Western and Swing-Jazz into their own surreal vision.

In concert, Waiting for Guinness’ spontaneous and anarchic performances are truly engaging. The theatrical element is as strong as ever, harking back to their busking origins. A fan once said “WFG make old music sound new somehow,” and they may have a point. The band are not traditionalists trying to re-create the past, but write contemporary and original music influenced by the styles they love.

$20 pre, $25 on the door |  7.30pm , 9.00pm Show
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Sun 9 Nov – THE ROYAL SWAZI SPA featuring MARCUS WYATT (South Africa)

CD_6page‘African Jazz: fresh, triumphant and very much alive, the new anthem for a free South Africa’

“Marcus Wyatt is a shining star in the sky of contemporary South African Jazz. Aware of the important legacy upon which he adds his fresh melodies, he nonetheless strives towards the definition of a novel sound, one which is consciously abandoning characteristically South African patterns, opening up for creativity beyond the accepted norms. His sound is subtle yet steamy, and the freshness and honesty of his lyrical approach is one of the reasons why this country can boast about a certain vitality in their jazz scene.” – Henri M Yere – North Sea Jazz Festival (Cape Town)

THE ROYAL SWAZI SPA perform South African original, traditional and standard repertoire including well known works by Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) and Miriam Makeba. The band has performed in Australia with South African luminaries Barney Rachabane and Hugh Masekela. This music is fresh, triumphant and very much alive as the new anthem for a free South Africa.

Featuring legendary trumpeter Marcus Wyatt for the first time in Australia …

Marcus Wyatt trumpet: star of the contemporary South African music scene. As bandleader he has released albums under his own name as well as with Language 12, Voice, and Heavy Spirits. He has recorded and performed with Winston Mankunku, Vusi Mahlasela, Jimmy Dludlu, Paul Hanmer, Sibongile Khumalo, Zim Nqawana, Judith Sephuma, Miriam Makeba, McCoy Mrubata and many more.

Howard Belling piano and voice: veteran of the jazz scene in Melbourne, Soweto and Johannesburg. He has shared the stage with Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Hugh Masekela, Barney Rachabane (Paul Simon’s Graceland) and elite of the South African Jazz fraternity.

Fem Belling vocals and violin: from South Africa she has performed with many of Africa’s music luminaries. Recently returned from London where she was playing lead roles on the West End, Fem is making a name for herself as a jazz artist, recently in the role of Blossom Dearie in the one-woman show ‘Blossom’ and is currently promoting her debut jazz album FAMILY.

Dave Marama guitar and voice: from Malawi, winner of the Paris Guitar Grand Prix has worked with the great afro funk group Tatunani in Tanzania, Musiki Manjaro and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra in Melbourne.

Zvi Belling acoustic bass: has worked with with PJ Powers (1994 ANC election song), Juluka, The Afro Kubists, Rita Marley, The Inflatables, Zim Nqawana, Musiki Manjaro, Tumi, The Afrobiotics, Disasterware, Gregory Porter, Kash Killion and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra.

Brian Abrahams drumkit: has worked in jazz worldwide including Abdullah Ibrahim [Dollar Brand], Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Johnny Diyani, Don Cherry, Courtney Pine, Nancy Wilson, The Grand Union Orchestra and his own band District Six.

Nick Lester saxophones: Grand Wazoo, Max Merritt and the Meteors, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Barney Rachabane [Graceland], The Afrobiotics, Gregory Porter, The Bombay Royale and the James Morrison Big Band.

$25 |6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
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Fri 14 Nov – BARRIO LATIN SOUL – Soul & Disco meets Cuban Mambo!

Barrio Latin Soul websiteFor the first time at Camelot, a 9 piece all star band will take you back to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.
With music from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente and Pete Rodriguez a funky 9 piece all star band will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves.
Latin Soul, Boogaloo and Latinised R&B developed in the 1960s in New York and grew out of Latinos expanding the reach of their music beyond the local Latin community and into the wider mainstream American society. Latin soul was a fusion of popular African American R&B and Soul, with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno, placing a heavy emphasis on its Afro-Cuban rhythms and with songs sung in English. The Latin Soul movement had a great influence on the growing Salsa scene which dominated the New York Latin music scene in the 1970s.

$20 | 7.30pm, 9.00pm Show
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 16 Nov – 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 Stage
$38 |6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
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Thu 20 Nov @ THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE

spooky-menEverybody’s favourite choir – in fact hands down the most entertaining choir Australia has ever seen! Hilarious, moving, a truly incredible experience!
All around Australia, excitement is mounting: society women are slightly breathless, small children and dogs are yapping at nothing, and real estate salesmen are vaguely anxious. Supplies of grandiose hatwear, beard grooming equipment and pigfat are running low.

Inspired by the great Georgian male choirs, The Spooky Men were formed in the Blue Mountains in 2001 by Christchurch-born deerstalker-topped impresario Stephen Taberner, and have single-handedly redefined men’s singing in the interim. Unafraid to juxtapose pindrop perfect ballads with hilarious, elephantine renditions of pop classics (“Dancing Qveen”) and their own repertoire of foolish man anthems (“Don’t Stand Between a Man and his Tool”), they have lovingly hammered gleeful Australian, NZ and UK audiences with a bankable series of classics.

The Spookies’ sound – warm and grainy as a slab of teak – and their humorous style – deadpan, sly, and always unexpected – find new and wonderful avenues of expression on “TheSpooky Man in History”.

“A skilful mix of faultless vocal expertise and maverick abandon … Compelling, ‘bespook’ serious fun, and totally irresistible to boot …” Froots magazine

“High camp, epic folly – probably the best programming choice of the entire summer festival circuit” – The Irish Times

“This is surely the best a capella act in the land” John Shand, SMH

“While superficially a comedy act, the SpookyMen are also fine close harmony singers, their tuning, timing and dynamics impeccable.” The Independent (London)

$30/$25 | 7pm, 8pm Show
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Fri 28 Nov @ Django Bar – THE BLUES PREACHERS + JESSE MORRIS

!cid_83376247-C776-41D3-9297-ADA00F134530 (1)The Blues Preachers Dead Catz Can Bounce
Bounce up off your Lounges !
Stop Watching The News & Come To Celebrate Life With The Blues Preachers

The Blues Preachers will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. The Blues Preachers perform a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. The powerful simplicity of driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with the sounds of tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional and untarnished sound that will have you on the edge of your seats.
Their latest release ‘Dead Catz Can Bounce’ goes one step further. It contains many award winning original songs about the big issues of today: the global financial crisis, greed, relationships, global warming, materialism, life and death and the search for truth and meaning in the great age of misinformation.
The Blues Preachers were 5th. overall in the Australian Songwriting Awards 2009 for “Divine Justice Coming Down” which also received a top 5 nomination in the Sing Out For Social Action category of The Independent Music Awards 2009.

“Divine Justice Coming Down” was chosen by Yoko Ono as runner-up in the John Lennon 70th. birthday anniversary song contest.

They received a top 5 nomination in the Acoustic category of The Independent Music Awards 2011 for “The Free Train Agreement”.
which was also selected to be on a Canadian compilation released in May 2011 called “Protest Songs For A Better World”.

Conscious acoustic roots & reggae troubadour, Jesse Morris, has returned to Australian shores after a soul searching pilgrimage through Cambodian jungles, Himalayan mountains and far eastern shores. Jesse has returned with a new set of conscious songs, a worthy fundraising cause for children in Cambodia & a strong message about the earth, change & growth.

$20 presale, $25 on the door | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm, 9pm Show
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 29 Nov – 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.
$17/$22 pre sale, $20/$25 on the door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Sun 30 Nov – LULO REINHARDT LATIN SWING PROJECT

Lulo Reinhardt_press photoLulo Reinhardt is one of the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voices in Gypsy music today, he is from a long line of musicians; the great-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt and also the nephew of the gypsy violin master Shnuckenack Reinhardt. Lulo comes from a lineage peppered throughout with highly talented musicians. He first showed an interest during his formative years. By the age of five Lulo was already being handed down the guitar tradition through his father Bawo Reinhardt and has devoted his life to music ever since.

By the time he was 12, he was performing with his cousins in the Koblenz-based Mike Reinhardt sextet. Over the years, Lulo expanded his musical horizons as he delved into the music of other cultures.
Today, Lulo continues to explore and perform a fusion of styles, including flamenco, Latin, and Brazilian jazz. He combines these with his own artistic stamp, and always with a nod to his Gypsy influences.

After traveling all over the world and playing with musicians from Brazil, Spain, Africa, he defined his own style of playing which he called Latin Swing – it is not traditional gypsy jazz because the band has a drummer and a piano player. More and more gypsy jazz guitarists today are incorporating this style of music which Lulo founded. His name and style have achieved international acclaim. Critics and fans agree that it is not solely because Lulo is the great-nephew of world-famous musician extraordinaire Django Reinhardt, it’s about Lulo’s unique musical genius, and his ability to make it appear so utterly effortless. “The audience sometimes expects me to play exclusively in the style of Django Reinhardt, but I have found a style of my own, and I am happy and grateful that the people love it” states Lulo.

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has an extensive international touring history. In addition to touring in Australia since 2008, they have played in China, Japan, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scotland, the Czech Republic, Bucharest, Morocco and in and around their home base in Germany. Lulo also performed as a soloist with the International Guitar Night quartet in 2009 and 2011, traveling to the UK, United States and Canada. In 2012 The Latin Swing Project headlined the inaugural USA tour titled In The Footsteps of Django, a multi-artist Gypsy Jazz show.

In April 2013, Lulo performed as a soloist for the first International Roma Day conference and private reception held at Harvard University. Later in 2013, Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project completed a highly successful release tour throughout Germany, England and Scotland for their new CD titled BAWO. The new CD – BAWO is dedicated to his late father Bawo Reinhardt and it produced eleven new songs that were recorded in two days. The CD clearly highlights Lulo’s musical mastery, the blending of cultural influences and that of his illustrious, richly cultured career teamed up with a world class band. BAWO, takes the listener on a magical journey of history and exploration of worlds far away as interpreted by this master guitarist and composer. The launch of Lulo’s online shop and the release of his family’s documentary Newo Ziro were also some of the highlights of the year. Bringing in 2014, the Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project just completed a successful Pacific Northwest Tour. For later in 2014, tours are also scheduled for Morocco, England, Scotland and Australia.

$35 |6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
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Thu 4 Dec – DAVE GRANEY and the MISTLY

DSCN4468Dave Graney and the mistLY aka Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Stu Thomas have rolled all the way up the East Coast of Australia from July to September and also taken the show to Darwin and New Zealand. The Australian shows mostly taking place in off the grid venues  where people have organized their own scenes. Dave Graney and Clare Moore are in Europe in October playing as a part of Harry Howard and the NDE and also doing select shows of their own.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album they are playing a lot of music from, as well as many selections from one of the longest running and most ambitious songbooks – their own.

The tour was dubbed “in concert” as that was the attitude they took on wherever they played- fancy pants theatre, yacht club, chicken shop, skate ramp or bookshop. It was always “in cconcert”.

Upon returning from Europe, Dave Graney and the mistLY will be returning to NSW for a series of shows in early December. Expect artistry, showmanship, skills, wit, sensation and more. Sly boogies, ballads like no others and blue eyed grooves.

As Max Miller was wont to say “there’ll never be another!”

$30/$25 | 7pm, 8pm Show
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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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Fri 12 Dec @ Django Bar – IAN COLLARD + JOHNNY CASS

IMG_0039As part of Aria award winning Blues trio Collard Greens and Gravy, singer and Harmonica player Ian Collard has established himself as one of Australia’s leading blues artists. Attracted to the harmonica at an early age Ian found himself drawn to the music of Harmonica greats such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Sonny Terry and to the world of the Blues that inspired him to pursue a life in music.
In recent years Ian has been performing solo, handling singing , guitar and harmonica duties all at once in the style of some of his heroes like Dr Ross and Jimmy Reed and producing the authentic down-home blues sound that can be heard on his 2014 release”Swamp Stomp and Boogie”.
Currently as well as his work with Collard Greens and Gravy and Three Kings, Ian also performs with another of Australia’s leading blues bands, the Backsliders. His harmonica playing can also be heard on albums by Australian artists Claire Bowditch, Jeff Lang and Ash Grunwald, and was featured on the Baz Luhrmann international hit ”Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen”

$15 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, Show 9.00pm
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Sat 20 Dec – JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES 

1334902461_stax1-e_types_2Johnny 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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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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