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STOP PRESS!! Our new DJANGO BAR is now open!

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Wed 1 Apr @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 

 



Thu 2 Apr – FUNK/SOUL PARTY with 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. BumpCity also opened for and shared the stage with Motown’s legendary stars The Supremes during their only Australian public performance. 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 doors, 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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Thu 2 Apr @ Django Bar – FEEL THE MANOUCHE

feelManouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call Gypsy Jazz.
This fine band has been put together by it’s individual members as an exercise in small group swing.
Feel The Manouche has a world music feel. Through it’s use of double bass, guitar, accordion & fiddle, the band achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy wales, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and ‘Feel the Manouche.

George Washingmachine – violin, ukelele & vocal
Arthur Washington – guitar
Jerry Washington – guitar
Clare O’Meara – accordion, violin & vocal
Stan Valacos – double bass.

$20 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 Apr – NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA

nadya1Nadya 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 doors, 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 4 Apr @ Django Bar – MARTA PACEK (MELB) & THE JESSICA STUART FEW (CANADA) + LEROY LEE

Marta Pacek - low-res (street)Wafting through the Autumn air this March/April will be the sounds of Alt Folk singer-songwriter MARTA PACEK and Canadian Folk/Jazz power trio THE JESSICA STUART FEW, co-headlining their first Australian tour together.

Over the last few years, Melbournian MARTA PACEK has drifted between North America and Australia with her guitar, the “modern day gypsy” delighting audiences with songs from her debut album Rebel Baby, and 2014’s Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms. After beginning her career writing, recording & touring with Mark Seymour, Marta has gone on to win various music awards and secure worldwide TV & film placements. Live, this lady will have you under her spell when she takes to the stage.

“(Pacek’s) fine voice will capture you right away, and she has the songs to match up with the best.”
Bob Mersereau (Veteran Canadian Broadcaster/CBC Music)

IMG_0149If you have never witnessed a Japanese 13-stringed harp (Koto) in action, then let Canada’s award winning Indie Folk/Jazz trio THE JESSICA STUART FEW show you how it’s done. Living in Japan as a child and growing up with a Koto master for a mother, Jessica’s innovative take on the instrument has put traditional Asian sounds next to double bass, drums & three-part harmonies in a compelling contemporary singer-songwriter context. Stuart’s beguiling vocals and signature songwriting (often compared to that of Joni Mitchell), coupled with The JS Few’s upbeat fusion of folk, soul, jazz & rock has seen the trio gain worldwide critical acclaim – garnering rave reviews, international airplay, a Top 40 single (Don’t Ya) in Japan and numerous awards.

“It’s a rare album that comes along that truly sounds unique and independent of the rest. Toronto’s The Jessica Stuart Few gave me one of those WTF moments, stopping me in my tracks for a good, close listen… Stuart has a gorgeous voice, pure and expressive… All that, and the distinctive koto playing, a blend not heard anywhere else.” Bob Mersereau (CBC Music)

From driving guitar riffs to intricate finger-picking melodies, Leroy Lee is reminiscent of English folk legends like Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.
Float along on his melodic tendrils, and be uplifted by his refreshing vocals. This is one performer guaranteed to leave you with a contemplative smile.

$12 pre, $15 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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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Wed 8 Apr @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 

 

 



Thu 9 Apr @ Django Bar – LISA CARUSO: SINGLE LAUNCH + BEN HORDER

Lisa Caruso Press Shots-18Lisa Caruso’s voice and style of songwriting has been compared to the likes of an impassioned Edith Piaf and the dream state of Mazzy Star. Not shy of an honest lyric, she is known for delivering powerful love-lorn vocals that complement heart-on-sleeve lyrics, emoting when words just can’t do the trick. Her debut Ep ‘Take A Walk’, released late 2014, is a wistful collection which skips through Spektor-inspired widescreen pop, Greenwich-Village folk and tunes that could sit comfortably on playlists between the likes of Martha Wainwright and Cat Power. The EP is the perfect entry-point to Caruso’s music, with the whirling instrumentation and tasteful production flourishes never getting in the way of the actual songs themselves.

After the great success of debut single ‘I Will Be’ continuing to gain national radio play, Lisa Caruso is now set to release the second track off the EP titled ‘My Romantic’. This full band show is not to be missed.

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www.lisacaruso.com.au

Ben Horder is the singer and songwriter of Sydney band “The High Ceilings” who has reinvigorated his solo career in recent months as he finds it an easier and more accountable way of writing new material. Ben lists his primary influences for songwriting as Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Augie March, but these influences processed through Ben’s filter become something unique to himself. Ben tries to have new material for every gig he plays, so that gigs change and the process stays interesting for him and hopefully in turn for the audience.

$10 pre, $12 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 Apr – SOUL & BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA with Continental ROBERT SUSZ, LIZA OHLBACK & ALI PENNEY

lizaContinental ROBERT SUSZ, LIZA OHLBACK & ALI PENNEY join together to shake the roof off the Camelot Lounge, with a whole mess o’Soul, Heartfelt Blues, Boogaloo and New Orleans music…doing material from their award winning CD’s as well as tunes from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Earl King, Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Etta James and more The last time these 3 got together sparks flew (in a good way) and it was Magic!!!

Vocalist, Harmonica player Rob Susz ( Dynamic Hepnotics, Mighty Reapers) is a legend in Australian Music History, an award winning songwriter, performer and a Soul/Blues master..simply sensational.

Liza Ohlback won 3 Australian Blues Chain awards for her recent album “Trouble Goin’ Down” a member of the First Ladies of Soul,. Her strong soulful voice has been compared to Aretha Fanklin and Etta James.

Ali Penney “This girl plays piano like an 80 year old black guy – she got a lotta soul “– Freddy King’s right hand man Andrew “Junior boy” Jones . Not just a piano player – she has a husky, smoky voice, and with her band swept the chain awards last year winning 4!!

Joining them will be Dave Longo on Guitar, Geoff Rosenberg on bass and Greg Ohlback on drums.

$22 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 10 Apr @ Django Bar – ROLAND K SMITH + M.E. BAIRD (DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH)

matt and rolandAlt/Country, Gothic/Folk, singer-songwriters M.E. Baird and Roland K Smith are hitting the road together through April to introduce to you their brand new albums.

For this one very special performance Roland K Smith and his band will headline the show for his hometown audience to celebrate the launch of his new album ‘Sailing By The Stars’
Smith has recorded albums with bands Smitty & B. Goode, Roland K Smith & the Sinners and Walrus but this is the first album with only his name.

M.E.Baird (Mathew Ede Baird) has decided to drop his former name/moniker of Lional Lee’s Curse in favour of recording and performing under his own name. For M.E.Baird it is about reinvention and a new beginning. The release of his new album ‘Fall’ has made it official. The settings of these tales range from haunting landscapes and frenetic city bars to sublime worlds of the imagination.

Together these two Gentlemen will treat the audience to tales of dark and light with songs of love, devotion, loss and despair in the stylistic surroundings of the Django Bar.

$15 pre, $20 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 11 Apr – BARRIO LATIN SOUL – Soul & Disco meets Cuban Mambo

Boogaloo single web template1960s & 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo with 10 piece band & special guests!

Following a fantastic debut night at Camelot in November ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to 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.
This funky 10 piece all star band featuring members of Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

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 doors, 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 11 Apr @ Django Bar – SPARROW-FOLK: suBIRDia

unnamed (1)Award-winning duo Sparrow-Folk are bringing sexy back to suburban Australia in a musical-comedy smash-hit. Thermomix-ing together hysterical songs, the deceivingly sweet pair are jaw-droppingly naughty – it’s Kath & Kim on citric-acid. Terrifyingly sexy…it’s ‘I Love Lucy’ meets ‘Sex in The City.’
‘Not to be missed” ★★★★★ – The Advertiser’Gut-bustingly hilarious’ ★★★★★ -AdelaideTheatreGuide
$18 or $15 for groups of 6+ pre, $25 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 12 Apr – THE TRANSYLVANIACS

63930002The Transylvaniacs officially formed in 1993 while on tour in Germany. The name (originally blurted out as a joke) represents the group’s focus on the more ancient styles of Hungarian dance music that exist still in Transylvania (or Erdély in Hungarian) which is now within Romanian borders. However, the group also plays music from regions that exist in present-day Hungary as well as traditional Romanian & Romani (gypsy) music.

Unfortunately Florin Codoba has cancelled his Australian tour will not be able to join The Transylvaniacs at this concert.

We all wish him well and will be sending the profits from tickets sales at this concert to him in Transylvania.

$25/$20 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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 12 Apr @ Django Bar – THE SQUEEZEBOX TRIO EP LAUNCH

squeezeRumbling out of the Sydney’s West comes gypsy swing band, The Squeezebox Trio. Armed with a thirty year old accordion, a left handed violin and acoustic gitane the group will get you up and swinging with their energetic performances. Continuing the gypsy swing tradition of the 1930’s forged by the remaining two fingers of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, the boys bring in a unique flavour with their own arrangements of Balkan tunes, Russian war songs, Jazz Standards and the occasional Disney film classic.

$10 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm 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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Wed 15 Apr @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 



Thu 16 Apr – JOE FILISKO & ERIC NODEN (USA) 

Joe-Filisko_Eric-Noden_press_PROMO2015American Roots and Blues artists Joe Filisko and Eric Noden are currently touring in support of their fourth album “On the Move”.

Based in Chicago, their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon. Being high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers, when playing together, their live shows and recordings are charged and dramatic; powerful and sophisticatedly subtle.

Their 2015 album “On the Move” is a new collection of material drawing on 1920s-40s American styles of blues, folk and ragtime. Just a few of the duo’s influences include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Bill Broonzy.

“Two marvellous musicians who have captured not only the sounds but the emotional spirit of some of the richest bloodlines of American music.”
: Kim Field, author of Harmonicas, Harps, and Heavy Breathers

“Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make a thoroughly convincing case that this music is the real deal and their spirited performances make it sound both fresh and contemporary.” : Dirty Linen

“Eric and Joe are possessed by the spirits of Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Terry, Robert Johnson, Johnny Woods, Sonny Boy Williamson, Gwen Foster and transported listeners back to the 1920’s Delta..”
: Mickey Raphael, harmonica player for Willie Nelson

$20 full/$15 conc. /$10 kids under 15  |7pm doors, 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 16 Apr @ Django Bar – THE TANGO SALOON: ‘SUSPICION’ featuring ELANA STONE

suspThe Tango Saloon makes its Django Bar debut, part of a series of shows launching new album ‘Suspicion’ featuring vocalist Elana Stone.

This is the band’s fourth album, following on from the self-titled debut released on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings in 2006, Transylvania (2008) and Shadows & Fog (2012). While these 3 albums were a largely instrumental blend of experimental tango and spaghetti western scores (and everything in between), the new album is more song-based, featuring Stone on 9 out of its 14 tracks.

The lineup features some of the finest musicians in Australia, including members from Mr. Bungle, Darth Vegas, Baby et Lulu, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Monsieur Camembert.

$15 pre, $20 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 17 Apr – CAFÉ OF THE GATE OF SALVATION: SINGING FOR FREEDOM

Cafe Promo SmallJoin Sydney’s premier gospel choir, Café of the Gate of Salvation as we take you on a unique musical and visual journey, “Singing for Freedom” exploring the stories of despair, endurance, protest, hope and joy behind the songs which informed and supported the struggle for freedom for African-Americans and others. We use the uplifting power of song, along with inspirational visuals, spoken word and film to tell the story of the historical struggle for civil rights around the world.

$25/$15/$10 pre, $30/$20/$15 on the door  |7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 17 Apr @ Django Bar – BLUE EYES CRY ALBUM LAUNCH (MELB) + PJ O’BRIEN & BAND

gallery_blueeyescry_05‘Blue Eyes Cry are playing blues from the soul, one of the best live acts I’ve seen this year’ – Ryan Howard, Coast FM”

Blue Eyes Cry are a four piece modern blues/funk outfit from Melbourne that perform at premier music festivals and venues throughout Australia.

Fronted by a brilliant voice in Iseula Hingano backed by a cooking band led by her partner (guitarist) Nathan Brett, other band members are Cameron Smith (Drums) and Stuart Prendergast (Bass)

Winner of two *Chain Awards (Nation-wide blues music award) 2014, *Female Artist of the Year VIC/TAS Blues Music Awards 2013. *2013 Finalist in the ‘International Songwriting Competition’ (Nashville TN).
Debut Album ‘Sleepin’ Alone’ released in May 2013 went to number #1 on the Australian Blues and roots Radio Air Charts for the months of June and July.

Blue Eyes Cry will be launching their new album ‘Pull Me In’ with special guests featuring Sydney’s Blues guitarist Pj O’Brien and Band, as well as Sydney’s Award winning Jazz/Blues vocalist Liza Ohlback. A night sure to be a celebration of blues, soul and funk!

www.blueeyescry.com

www.facebook.com/BLUEEYESCRYBAND

$12.50 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 18 Apr – MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT

camelot_lounge_140x190cmBe 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)

$38 pre, $40 on the door | 7.30pm doors, 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 18 Apr @ Django Bar – ALEX BOWEN SINGLE LAUNCH

PREFERRED PHOTO Alex Bowen - Guitar Shot(Low-res)Following his successful independent debut release in early 2013, Alex Bowen has been bunkered away in the hills of Byron Bay for 12 months to write and record his NEW SINGLE ‘THE BOOK OF LIFE and album to follow. The new upbeat record briefly continues the blues/country feel though it unveils a real pop/rock sensibility, with Alex once again proving his place internationally as a truly gifted singer/songwriter.

“With just his voice and an acoustic guitar this young man delivers his howling blue-eyed soul with a sincere passion that is to be respected and admired.” – TONE DEAF”
Alex Bowen is one hell of a musician” – DRUM MEDIA
“Truly Captivating” – THE ROCK OWL

www.alexbowen.net

$12 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 19 Apr – BAKA BEYOND (UK/AFRICA)

photo (8)Baka Beyond is the original afro-celt fusion band. The rhythm and theme of the band is inspired by the music of the Baka People of Cameroon Rainforest but the point in favour of Baka Beyond is the exuberant enjoyment generated by the band, the experience of a live show, the vocals and the dancing.

Since these early beginnings when the term “world music” barely existed, Baka Beyond has evolved into a multicultural, dynamic live stage show with worldwide album sales. Band members have hailed from Brittany, Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Congo, Uganda and Ghana as well as Britain. Each musician brings their own influence and talent to the music creating a unique spectacle and honouring a lesson learned from the Baka people, “everyone is to be listened to”.   The current touring unit are bringing the Spirit of the Forest to festivals in UK, Australia and USA. Martin Cradick (guitar), Su Hart (vocals) and Clyde Kramer (drums) have all spent time living and playing music with the Baka Pygmies in their rainforest home. Ayodele Scott (percussion) brings the rhythms and colour of his native Sierra Leone into the mix, while all these elements are grounded by the solid Congolese grooves of Kibisingo (bass).

“. . . if you are not dancing, maybe you should have someone check your pulse.”
“The party atmosphere was irrepressible” Evening Standard
“A guaranteed good night out” Bristol Rocks

$30/$25 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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 19 Apr @ Django Bar – IONIA + ROMAN HOLIDAY

IONIA - Django (1)With a long eclectic history in original Australian music, bassist and composer Valerios Calocerinos brings an impressive line up to his latest project IONIA. Inspired by stories of his ancestors, folklore and accounts of pirate attacks on the Ionian Island of Kythera, IONIA transcends traditional classification with elements of world, classical, gypsy and alternative, creating uniquely original music.

IONIA’S songs and music have been performed in Sydney, Melbourne, and Athens. Collectively the members of IONIA have extensive live experience in venues across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

IONIA invite you to join us on our journey in the wonderful surrounds of The Django Bar.

Van Louis – Vocals / Bouzouki
Pedro Courtelis – Guitar
Wendy Imlach – Violin
Valerios Calocerinos – Double Bass

“La Grande Canzone Italiana”, the Great Italian Song. Something beautiful and unique, shaped by folk songs, operas, popular music and many more influences. Brought to you by Roman Holiday.
Tasty melodies in a swing sauce, Italian style!

$12 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm 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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Wed 22 Apr @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 

 

 



Thu 23 Apr – THE STRING CONTINGENT ALBUM LAUNCH (SCOTLAND/AUSTRALIA) + CHAIKA

TSC Promo Shot smallRenowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent are touring in support of their fourth album, Facets. Australians Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) have reached ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer…with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass…they are incredibly skilled…’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira).

Their new album, Facets, features some of Australia’s most revered musicians, including Sandy Evans, Genevieve Lacey, Julian Thompson, Linsey Pollak, Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, and showcases the stylistic flexibility of The String Contingent as they shift through baroque, classical, jazz, Indian, Celtic and Balkan elements to create a truly contemporary sound.

6-piece ensemble Chaika create a beguiling & original sound-world, blending 4 part female voices with clarinet, violin, piano, accordion, double-bass, guitar & percussion. Chaika draws influence from folk traditions, jazz & classical music. Described as ‘cinematic, deeply touching and meditative’, as well as ‘exuberant, virtuosic & uplifting’, Chaika’s strength is the elusiveness of their style, gently wandering through foreign lands, through storms & through stories, emerging rich with experience & an enchanting tale to tell.

$25 pre, $30 door  |7pm doors, 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 23 Apr @ Django Bar – Laughing Outlaw Records presents: DUSTY RAVENS + DE’MAY

Dusty Ravens photoDusty Ravens, whose last two shows sold out at Django, will be returning in April supported by enchanting young folk songstress from the steel city streets of Newcastle. Dusty Raven’s debut album ‘Stories of Love and Death’ gives a nod to a few things orbiting close to, and south of the border: Mexican Mariarchi, desert plains country, and snippets of flamenco. They’ve been described as Johnny Cash meets Tom Waits, but throw in Calexico and you’re not far from the mark of their desert plains Mexicali sound. The De’May debut album ‘If We Don’t Leave Now’ was recorded by the serene Hawksbury River in NSW and has had a string of nationwide reviews with the Sydney Morning Herald describing her as having “a whole lot more to offer than standard singer-songwriter fare” as she weaves her way through the tenderness of folk and dirty-grit of blues with ease and a “delightful quirkiness”. This Laughing Outlaw night should not be missed.

$12 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm 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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Fri 24 Apr – THE JANIS JOPLIN EXPERIENCE featuring DEBBIE NEWSOME

Bu-9O2LIcAAbZR8An inspiring show that takes you back to the heady days of psychedelia, flower children, free love and, of course, Woodstock – the most notorious music festival in the history of rock & roll!

During the course of the evening, you’ll hear the unmistakable hits of Janis Joplin, beautifully portrayed & sung by one of Australia’s most popular TV personalities Debbie Newsome.

Who can forget the proud cry of “Take Another Little Piece of My Heart”, the cheeky “Oh Lord, Won’t You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz”, the pleading of “Cry Baby”, the haunting “Me & Bobby McGee” or the heart-stopping “Ball & Chain”. There’s so many hits in this show that you & your friends will go home debating which one was the best performed or best remembered of the night.

To ramp up the entertainment value even more, the band add special performances of songs from the Woodstock concert including hits from Jimi Hendrix & Joe Cocker!

The Janis Joplin Experience is exactly what the name implies – an experience that will stay with you for years to come – a must see for anyone who appreciates expert musicianship, professional sound & lighting & a feel-good vibe from performers who will take you back – waaaay back – to when music had meaning & fun!

$35 | 7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 24 Apr @ Django Bar – MZAZA (BRISBANE) + FAT YAHOOZA

Mzaza (Brisbane)

Mzaza_by_JacquesMaudy_hi_resExploring themes of migrations and the spirits of ancestors left behind, ​Ghosts​ is inspired by the stories of Mzaza’s families, and of people around the world whose families once migrated, voluntarily or not.

Influenced by vocalis Pauline Maudy’s French and Spanish Sephardic roots, Mzaza’s writers and musicians skilfully create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of richly woven influences from France, the Balkans, the Middle East and Sephardic Spain. The songs trace Maudy’s ancestors’ journeys through Algeria, Morocco, Spain and France, and also the family journey of percussionist Jordan Stamos from Turkey to Greece.

Ultimately, through the tales of persecution and trial, a joy of freedom and celebration for life has pervaded the music of Mzaza.

It is the timelessness of the music and story that fuels an intense live show, deftly realised on accordion, violin, darabuka, cajon, double bass and Flamenco guitar. Mzaza have enraptured audiences at MONA FOMA, Queensland Music Festival, Cygnet, National and Woodford Folk Festivals.

Fat Yahoozah

lazybones jess fTheir motive is to make you move, and Fat 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 of talented, seasoned and versatile musicians from popular groups such as Sirens Big Band, On The Stoop, The Bakery and Watussi, mesh a bunch of styles from around the world; from afrobeat to klezmer, to mariachi and middle eastern, and some beats less easily defined.
$20 pre, $25 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 25 Apr – Memphis Soul Party with 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); 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.

$25 | 7.30pm doors, 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 25 Apr @ Django Bar – LAURA JEAN & BAND (MELB) + ALDOUS HARDING (NZ)

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Melbourne folk auteur Laura Jean heads out on a rare Australian headline tour in April, joined by NZ’s Aldous Harding.

It has been a big 12 months for Laura, starting with recording in the UK with famed producer John Parish (PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius) at the beginning of last year. Her hushed, intimate fourth album Laura Jean was released in August, and lodged itself near the top of innumerable end of year best-of lists.

Dreamy single First Love Song made it into US public radio giant NPR’s Heavy Rotation list, and was nominated for an Age Music Victoria Award for Best Song (Laura herself was nominated for Best Female Artist). The Monthly ran an in-depth feature, and to top it all off, Laura Jean the album was short-listed for the 2014 Australian Music Prize.

Laura is joined by rising New Zealand songwriter Aldous Harding, fresh from touring Australia with Perfume Genius. As heard on her self-titled debut album of last year, Aldous Harding’s combination of haunting melody and disarming charm makes her a perfect tour buddy for Laura Jean.

$15 pre, $20 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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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Sun 26 Apr – FELICITY FOX: THE CURLING VINE ALBUM LAUNCH

felicityfoxFelicity Fox, best known as a composer of moody soundtracks for film and TV, is launching her first solo album. In the spirit of her other work, The Curling Vine is a darkly beautiful record of spacious ballads steeped in soul, featuring Fox on piano and lead vocals, bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics), drummer and percussionist Jess Ciampa (Monsieur Camembert, Tango Saloon), and guitarist John Encarnacao (The Nature Strip, Warmer). Fox has harnessed her impressive compositional skills to create intricate arrangements that layer strings, flugal horn, accordion and voices, with performers from the ACO, Opera Ballet Orchestra, and Brandenburg Orchestra.

$35/$25 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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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Wed 29 Apr @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 



Thu 30 Apr – TARA TIBA (Iran/Australia)

tara tiba SMALLFurther to performances at WOMADelaide Festival and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tara Tiba and her band are touring Australia, performing at the Camelot Lounge in Sydney for one night only.

Praised as one of Iran’s most unique new voices, Tara mesmerises her audience with a soulful voice and an extraordinary vocal technique.

Classically trained in the Persian ‘Radif’ music system,Tara’s performances feature improvisations of classical Persian poetry by Rumi (13th century) and Hafez (14th century). Traditional tunes are given new life with original arrangements, combining shades of jazz with a Persian twist.

Tara is accompanied by a talented band of classical Persian instrumentalists, Reza Mirzaei (Saz-long neck middle eastern lute/Guitar) and Saeed Danesh (Daf/Tonbak) and some of Western Australia’s finest young jazz musicians – Laura Corney (Saxophone), Kate Pass (Double Bass) and Alex Reid (Drums).

For more information please visit http://www.taratiba.com

$40 | 7pm doors, 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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Thu 30 Apr @ Django Bar – THE FEVER PITCH

The Fever Pitch (clean)Local band The Fever Pitch are finally here to bring back the Blues and pound out the Rhythm that has for so long been missing from your lives.

An 8-piece band with 3 singers, horns and a pumping rhythm section, The Fever Pitch knows that feet should be stomped, heartstrings should be pulled and backbones should be slipped at each and every show. Entertainment is the key and dynamite soul is how The Fever Pitch unlocks the hearts and minds of each and every person in the room.

Ladies and gentlemen, turn it up until it’s at The Fever Pitch!!!

$15 pre, $20 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm 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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Fri 1 May – PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE ALBUM LAUNCH

2011 Pape Mbaye_heroThe 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. Come and help celebrate the launch of his new album. A night not to be missed at Camelot!

$22/$20 pre, $25/$20 door | 7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 1 May @ Django Bar – BEK-JEAN STEWART ALBUM LAUNCH + JAMES THOMPSON

IMG_8303Bek-Jean Stewart returns to her hometown to launch her long awaited album, Amos v Ann. This, her third solo album, is being lauded as her magnum opus. Amos tells a love story from beginning to end, and with tragic consequences, poetically recalls the human condition.

Bek-Jean’s songwriting and musical aptitude is in finest form on this record, and has joined the long list of acclaimed solo albums that have won the hearts of many reviewers and fans alike.

She will be joined by her long time musical collaborator and friend, Grant Shanahan on bass and vocals, and Queensland piano player Jacinta Foale. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to share a night with one of Australia’s most profound songwriters.

“Bek-Jean Stewart is a real songwriter, a songwriter who demands to be listened to”- Melbourne Age.

“This woman is a hidden gem. She is poetic, full of heart and has the amazing gift to move people with her astonishing songwriting” – Jim Cain (Urban Wire).

“Bek-Jean’s words are stark and desolate, whilst being utterly rich and heartfelt and transports one to the place inside the song”- Q Music.

$15 pre, $20 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 2 May – MARSALA

marsalaFollowing 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.

$25 | 7.30pm doors, 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 2 May @ Django Bar – BUDDY GLASS & THE WISE CHILDS

buddy-glass-900x506Buddy Glass is the solo guise for Peabody frontman, Bruno Brayovic. This alter-ego was born in France in 2012 where his debut album was written, road-tested in the bars of Lyon and Paris and then subsequently recorded in industrial Marrickville. Lyrically heavy, (but not earnest) Buddy Glass largely deals with the question “what the hell are we doing here?”, “what happens when we’re not here anymore?” and “how can we make any of this more bearable?”. With songs inspired by the likes of J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck and Ovid, prepare your hearts and minds to be regaled, romanced and gently shouted at when Buddy Glass and his illustrious band, The Wise Childs grace the stage of Django Bar. Buddy Glass is an Aries who likes animals and dislikes rudeness and war. His debut album is out now through China Pig Records.

 

$12 pre, $15 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 3 May – ARABICANA with ISMAEL FADEL

info-camelot-2015B-A-smallerThere is virtually no artist in Australia who can sing old and new Arabic songs in the different dialects of the Middle East, such as the Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, Egyptian and Tunisian dialects to name a few. The exception to this is the Iraqi singer ISMAEL FADEL.

“I’m lucky that I can do this. When I grew up in Baghdad, my hobby was to memorise the lyrics of songs of famous Arabic singers like Om Kalthoum, Mohammed Abdul Wahab,Fairouz, Wadi Al-Safi, Abdul Halim Hafidh and Farid Al-Atrash, in addition to those of folklore and contemporary Iraqi singers”.

Ismael performed at Camelot Lounge last August and amazingly the crowd constantly joined in to chant with him, and danced non-stop all night. He’ll be accompanied by his musical ensemble playing exotic instruments like the oud (a cousin of the lute), darbouka (aka goblet drum) and the qanon (a box zither).

$25 pre, $30 door | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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 6 May @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB (6.3pm – 8.30pm)

gacEvery Wednesday night…A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens in the Django Bar. With evocative live music from a bevy of outstanding musicians – one week it may be jazz piano, the next week Gypsy guitar, the next French Accordion etc etc…A nude model will take to the stage for 2 sets between 6.30pm & 8.15pm, with the musician/s underscoring the session. Cocktails, Young Henry’s on tap, delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas! BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 admission

 

 



Fri 8  May @ Django Bar – AZADOOTA SINGLE LAUNCH

logoFamous for bringing Assyrian culture out of the museum and onto the dance floor, Azadoota will bring their 7-piece extravaganza of contemporary Assyrian dance-rock worldbeat to DJANGO BAR for the launch of their new single and video clip for “Lishana”.

Iraqi-born songwriter Robin Zirwanda sings in his native Assyrian neo-Aramaic language, once the common tongue of the civilised world but now considered to be in danger of extinction. To the mysterious sound of this ancient language he adds the familiarity of pop-rock and the spicy heat of Latin rhythms. It’s a dance concoction deliberately pitched at mainstream audiences, which has made Azadoota one of Australia’s most popular world music acts.

Join them for a huge night of celebration and they’ll show you how to party like it’s the 9th century BC.

$20 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 9 May – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN

trio_backdrop_smMiriam 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.

$25 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Thu 14 May @ Django Bar – STORMCELLAR: EVERYWHERE FEELS LIKE HOME

StormcellarThe Everywhere Feels Like Home Project is a multi-sensory presentation of light, sound and image, exploring the connection of a series of songs to the environments in which they were created – from the Australian Bush to the streets of Kansas City, Kansas.

Guided by a series of variations of a short instrumental piece, ‘Everywhere feels like home’, the project encompasses an album’s worth of songs, performed in the order in which they were written and with the visual cues and sights of their environments.

With original Australian music performed by a truly international cast including Geoffrey Gartner, Cellist, Bukhchuluun Ganburged on Horse fiddle & Traditional Mongolian Singing, plus Sydney’s own international festival touring Roots act ‘Stormcellar’, this presentation will include spoken word and dramatic theatrical moments, video montages, projections and lighting and other surprise elements.

From Australian Folk to Kansas Blues, featuring Cello, Double Bass, Harmonica, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Horse fiddle, traditional Mongolian Singing and live action, the Everywhere Feels Like Home project brings together some of the most amazing talent Sydney has to offer to create a truly uplifting and unforgettable experience.

$30 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm 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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Fri 15 May – PURPLE DOVES – The music of PRINCE

imagesSydney’s elite 7 piece band of pop, dark funk and rock performs for you the legendary hits of Prince live.

Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of our time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as Puple Doves present to you The Music of Prince.Alessandro Gaudiosi fronts this killer band with all the attitude the Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999. We are very happy to welcome back Purple Doves to the Camelot Lounge, it’s certainly going to be a party!

$20 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Sat 16 May – VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND

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

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

 

$20 pre, $25 on the door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Sat 16 May @ Django Bar – THE PROTESTERS

The protesters 2 colourWhat happens when members of Watussi, King Tide and Melbourne Ska Orchestra come together to create new music? These musicians bring their mix of cultures, meeting on common ground with their love of reggae and a firm belief in social justice. Enter The Protesters. The Protesters are a product of their environment reacting against a new wave of social conservatism. Their set is a powerful collection of originals that reflect the political tensions in our society. The aim of the music is to heal with a dose of reggae music in all it’s forms. Getting people to dance together and make them believe ‘there is a change comin..’Vocalist, Pat Powell delivers the lyrics with urban reality, complemented by funky bass lines and vintage horns, accompanied by a well fat skank! The Protesters give the audience roots reggae music and positive vibrations all round!

$15/$12.50 pre, $20/$15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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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Sun 17 May – PEÑA FLAMENCA

penaSydney’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!

http://www.penaflamencasydney.com

$20 pre, $25 door | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show
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Thu 21 May – CHARLIE PARR (USA)

holbanner2(1)Inspired by greats such as Charley Patton, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Reverend Gary Davis, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly Charlie Parr is one of the most authentic American blues artists produced in recent times. With sparks flying off his National resonator, 12-string guitar and banjo Parr’s spellbinding finger picking and slide techniques place him among the worlds foremost string-benders. His lovingly executed East Coast Blues style comes across as authentic, organic and honed from a deep-rooted love of the music, which has invited collaborations from the likes of Mimi Parker & Alan Sparhawk from indie darlings Low and progressive bluegrass outfit Trampled By Turtles.

“Parr may not know it, or he may not believe it, but when it comes to real folk music, he sweeps the category. ‘Barnswallow’ might be Parr’s strongest record yet, and it’s certainly his most triumphant” City pages (USA)

$27 pre show, $30 on the door | 7pm doors, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Fri 22 May – KEYIM BA

DSCF6858“AUSTRALIA has a new West African band capable of holding its own on the world stage….”
– Tony Hillier, The Australian

With a rhythm section born in West Africa, this brilliant 8 piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

KEYIM BA brings together several of Australia’s best West African musicians, taking audiences on an exciting musical journey, celebrating a vibrant and colourful culture.

Just returned from Woodford Folk Festival 2014/15 with a fresh new funky lineup, Keyim Ba continues to wow audiences all around the country.

“Keyim Ba is sensational…an Afro-Australian treasure.”
– Lloyd Bradford Syke

The Djembe powerhouse, Sibo Bangoura (Guinea), is joined by celebrated Senegalese percussionist Yacou MBaye (Senegal) on Doun Doun, Talking Drum, Sabar & Congas; Jon Pease (Dereb the Ambassador) on lead guitar and Tina Harris on bass. Joined also by well known Sydney musician Blair Greenberg on guitar, Calvin Welsh on drum kit and the captivating vocals of powerful soul singer Paula Baxter (Ghana) with Rachel Bangoura on the dancefloor completing the picture.

$20 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 22 May @ Django Bar – DANNY SUN’S RHYTHM REVUE

danny-2012A mix of Blues, Swing, Funk, Soul & 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). His blistering solos & runs on those black n white keys will leave you yelling for more! The Rhythm Revue is a new concept that Danny has put together, 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!

 

$15/$10 pre, $20/$15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 24 May – JOANNA WEINBERG: BARONESS BIANKA’S BLOODSONGS

Bianka-12Award winning songwriter Joanna Weinberg brings you her critically acclaimed theatre sensation, Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs.

“Four stars, Superb”, John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

“The best bloody ticket in town” Diva knows best.

“Had the audience howling with laughter” Diana Streak, Canberra Times,

Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs is an outrageously compelling tale of a noble addict, battling one of the weirdest addictions in town. Back by popular demand and accompanied by accomplished Sydney musicians, the Baroness will entrance you with her outstanding stage presence and unique brand of quirky songwriting. This show sold out last year at Django Bar two nights ion a row!  Joanna was last seen at Camelot with the critically acclaimed show ‘the Piano Diaries ‘ and is well known for her body of original musicals and cabarets, including the feature film Goddess and the winner of the Sydney Fringe 2013, Lifeforce. Dress up if you dare, in your Reddest Reds. Blood donations optional. Please note this is an Adults Only show.

 

$30/$25 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm 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 24 May @ Django Bar – COMEDY with KERNOW KING (UK)

KK Edward RoweCornish comic the Kernow King lands on the golden sands of Sydney for a night of laughter at Django Bar this May.

After a brief stint in Adelaide where he’s headlining the Cornish Festival Kernewk Lowender, KK as he’s affectionately known by his legions of fans will be making the short journey to Sydney to visit and indeed perform for the first time on the 24th May.

The King told us, “It feels like everyone know I know has visited Australia at some point in their lives- mum, dad, brother, sister, mum, dad,friends…. All come back with tales of stunning weather, great surf and lovely people, and I am thrilled to finally be able to visit.”

For all Cornish expats and comedy fans, this is a must not miss opportunity! KK’s comedy affectionately observes what it’s like to be a Cornishman in a modern world, and this outlook on life has seen him sell out shows in London, all over the South West and South Wales. Highlights of 2014 was Glastonbury which sees him retun in 2015, various other festivals and a debut season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

KK continued, “it’s a fair old poke over to Sydney, and I can’t wait to experience Australian life. As it’s quite a hike, I can’t wait to take the best bits of my three shows and perform them in Australia- it’s going to be like a one off greatest hits night”.

$15  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm 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 31 May – ALTURAS + VOICES FROM THE VACANT LOT + TRIO MATIZ: Latin Encounters of a Different Kind

Latin Encounters 2015 jpgCome and hear three diverse groups give a different and exciting take on Latin American music. Alturas, Voices from the Vacant Lot 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.

Voices from the Vacant is a Sydney based 15-voice mix choir with a diverse and powerful repertoire sourced from a wide range of cultures, their vibrant and powerful live shows have been part of the music scene for more than 25 years. In this performance they travel from Cuba to Bahia and back with joyous songs to lift your heart and spirit.

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 doors, 7.30pm 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 5 Jun – WES CARR: HERE COMES THE SUN

WC‘Here Comes The Sun’ showcases much loved Australian singer songwriter Wes Carr interpreting George Harrison’s songbook – taking on such chart topping classics as ‘My Sweet Lord’ and ‘What is Life’, and The Beatles classic ’Something’, a song which Frank Sinatra deemed ‘the greatest love song ever written’.

‘Here Comes The Sun’ will see Wes share intimate tales and anecdotes from George Harrison himself, not only showcasing the depth of George’s music but looking ‘within and without’ on a spiritual journey, recounting conversations George started many years ago. Storytelling is what Wes does best, and this is a truly unique story, celebrating the essence of an incredible artist from a musician’s perspective.

$22.30 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm doors, 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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Thu 11 Jun @ Django Bar – ANNE MCCUE ALBUM LAUNCH

Anne_McCue_31Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals, living for a year in Vietnam. She has most recently been based in East Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River’s left bank.

This album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed ‘Roll’ album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin’ Wolf, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Bessie Smith, Django Reinhardt, Memphis Minnie…

“Listeners will delight in her slide guitar prowess, as well as her pointed and powerful lyrics.” –Seattle Post Intelligencer

“Anne McCue is the virtual definition of “triple threat.” A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist, she completely comes into her own on this new project.” — Billboard

$20 pre, $25 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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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Sun 14 Jun @ Django Bar – CANTO LATINO ALBUM LAUNCH

Celebrity_photographers_sydney_glamour_nudes_art_photography_SeductiveCanto Latino – Amanda Handel: (vocal/percussion) & Jane Andino: (piano/keyboard), present a program of intense Argentinean Tango, with a mix of lighter traditional music gathered from Latin America and Spain, plus a dash of salsa and bossa. With the distinctive rhythms of Tango, Ranchera, Bolero, Salsa and Folklórico played by Jane at the piano, Amanda delivers powerful stories of love, passion, destiny and death sung in poetic Spanish verse with sprinklings of Italian and Portuguese.

$20  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm 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 20 Jun – BABY ET LULU ALBUM LAUNCH

BABY_ET_LULU__052_square_webBaby et Lulu, Australia’s seductive French-language duo, are set to release their sensational new CD, ‘Album Deux’.

A truly magnetic musical partnership, much loved artistes Abby Dobson (Leonardo’s Bride) and Lara Goodridge (FourPlay) perform a selection of new self-penned compositions as well as classic and contemporary chansons written by some of the greatest French songwriters.

Join us and be swept away by these sultry songbirds and their prodigious band in a celebration of la vie française. Tickets won’t last so secure yours rapidement!

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses’” The AU Review

“Dobson & Goodridge’s vocals entwine; two lovesick songbirds in a melancholic pas de deux. Superb… ” Australian Stage

“There’s a joie de vivre… C’est tres bon.” Sydney Morning Herald

Listen to Baby et Lulu @ http://www.babyetlulu.com.au

$42/$30 | 7.30pm doors, 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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Thu 25 Jun – COUNTRY, HEART & SOUL – FELICITY URQUHART, LYN BOWTELL & KEVIN BENNETT

PostCountry luminaries Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Kevin Bennett join forces to present ‘Country, Heart & Soul’ . ‘Country, Heart & Soul’ comprises three of Australian Country’s finest singer/songwriters drawn together by their mutual love for earthy, authentic contemporary Country Music.

Felicity Urquhart is one of the finest and hardest-working artists in the industry. A superb singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice filled with raw emotion and sincerity, Felicity is one of Australian music’s most sophisticated and well loved artists and entertainers. Felicity has written songs with some of Australia’s leading writers, including James Blundell, Mark Seymour,Mark Thomas and Nick Barker. She has supported John Mellencamp, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and toured with music icon Kenny Rogers.Felicity is a five time Golden Guitar winner, three time CMAA Independent Entertainer Of The Year, three time Mo Award winner, two time ACE Award winner and a three time winner of the Australian Country Music People’s Choice Award.
www.felicityurquhart.com

Lyn Bowtell is a singer/songwriter regarded by her peers as one of the best in the business. With a powerful, passionate and heartfelt voice Lyn weaves her way between tenderness and rage, through despair to joy, and leaves you breathless for the experience. Lyn has recently released her critically acclaimed new album ‘Heart of Sorrow’ which debuted at #5 in the ARIA Country Charts in its first week of release. Lyn has co written with Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffries, Janis Ian and recorded with Troy Cassar-Daley and Jimmy Barnes. She has toured with Beccy Cole and James Blundell. Lyn is a 2013 APRA Song of The Year finalist, two-time Golden Guitar winner (with her band ‘Bella’), Mo Award winner, Toyota Star Maker winner, and was nominated for two Golden Guitars in the 2013 Country Music Awards for Best Female Artist and Best Alternative Album of the year. Lyn recently won her third Golden Guitar at the CMAA Awards at Tamworth CMF 2015.
www.lynbowtell.com

Kevin Bennett is a highly respected singer/songwriter, with a uniquely profound and soulful voice in Australian Country. Well known for his work with ‘The Flood’, KB writes relevant, contempo-rary and meaningful Australian music containing elements of blues, rock and country..for which he has received two Golden Guitars and an ARIA nomination. KB is a highly sought after co-writer having written songs with Kasey Chambers,Troy Cassar-Daley, Broderick Smith, Kim Cheshire and Felicity Urquhart. His songs “Paul Kelly’s Blues” and “2003” were nominated for APRA Song of the Year and Song of the Year at the CMAA Golden Guitar Awards.
www.theflood.com.au

With ‘Country Heart and Soul’, Felicity, Lyn and KB combine their guitars, voices and talents, in three part harmony…paying homage to their love of Country, revealing the heart of their song-writing and together exploring their own unique, original and soulful songs.Country, Heart & Soul is an honest and engaging insight into authentic contemporary Country music from three of Australia’s finest talents. www.facebook.com/CountryHeartandSoul3

$30 | 7pm doors, 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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Fri 3 Jul @ Django Bar – SHANE PETERS: A MAN WITH STANDARDS

A3 Shane's poster.inddA Man with Standards is an entertaining new Production show Produced by popular Sydney Entertainer / Actor Shane Peters performing many of the greatest songs from the big band era that gave us such once in a lifetime entertainers such as “Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bobby Darin, Charlie Chaplin as well as songs that were written by the greatest composers of the 20th century such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin. With the resurgence of this style of music in modern times you will hear songs by more contemporary artists such as “Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jnr and K.D Lang to name a few, You will also hear a few rock standards of the 80’s and 90’s getting that big band swinging makeover.

$20  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 4 Jul – LLOYD SPIEGEL (MELB) ALBUM LAUNCH

LloydSpiegelAJS_2832-LPlaying his first shows at age 11, quite literally growing up in the music scene and touring the world while most kids were at school has resulted in a unique story and a life-long connection to the blues. A veteran in his early 30s, Lloyd is one of the most influential blues artists and most respected guitarists in the country.

WINNER – Producer of the year, Solo / Duo act of the year and Male Artist of the year. – Victoria / Tasmania Blues awards 2010

“Spiegel has stamped himself as one of the best songwriters in the country, regardless of genre, of history, of ANYTHING. It’s a powerhouse of brutal honestly.”- Rhythms magazine

“This record, with effortless cool and style, heralds the arrival of a true star. Spiegel has been toiling for 20yrs. This is his statement, and indeed, the high watermark. Ignore it at your peril!!” – Inpress magazine, Melbourne

“Tangled Brew is set to launch Lloyd from the trenches of continuous touring for no reward to the stratospheric heights of god given, past due recognition. Spiegel has always been known, over a career spanning almost two decades as a guitarist almost without peer but here in the hallowed confines of this record he truly shows why. Spiegel deconstructs how the blues guitar is supposed to operate, makes sweet love to it, then kicks it out the back door.” -Australian Guitar Magazine

$25 | 7.30pm doors, 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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Fri 17 Jul @ Django Bar – 4 KINGS

4KINGS BAND PHOTO4 KINGS are set to play their return gig at the Django Bar after packing out their last show! The band are creating a big buzz in the Sydney blues scene with exceptional players who give a ‘royal performance’ combining energy, humour and Blues-Rock Funkin’ goodness!
4 KINGS love the ‘3 KINGS’ of the BLUES, (Albert, Freddie, BB), and dig playing songs of these BLUES GUITAR LEGENDS as well as other classic Blues-Rock and Funky Blues artists.

$18 pre, $25 door  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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 25 Jul – KRIOLA COLLECTIVE

Kriola web graphic 2A snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement in Brazil.

Following many amazing nights at Camelot, 10 piece Brazilian Big Band Kriola Collective celebrate the end of Summer by returning to conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Brazilian infused Soul, Funk and Brassy Samba from the Black Rio movement.

A unique 10 piece band, ‘Kriola Collective’ features some of Sydney’s best musicians playing a snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement from the Carnival capitol of Rio. The band’s repertoire includes a classic mix of groovy Brazilian beats from well known Brazilian artists such as Jorge Ben, Seu Jorge, Banda Black Rio, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Joao Donato.

$20 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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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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