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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, delivering the sensational catalogue of STAX record label classics in their high energy Soul review! STAX’s trail-blazing artists included Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Booker T & The MGs, etc etc. This is the southern soul that inspired films including The Sapphires, The Blues Brothers & The Commitments – with the credibility & raw energy that comes from Memphis 1967.  Dig it!

$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)

jean-lauraMelbourne 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
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 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). Ewan Foster-viola, (Aust Opera /Ballet Orchestra), Jazz accordion Gary Daley ( The Catholics) plus Rachel Hannan & Helen Pitcher on backing vocals.. 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
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 26 Apr @ Django Bar – THE DAMIAN WRIGHT (BANDALUZIA) TRIO

Bandaluzia Flamenco29122013_0285_1Featuring Damian Wright (Flamenco Guitar), Virtuoso Jazz bassist Steve Hunter (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Dale Barlow etc…) & brilliant percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc).

Damian Wright is an ARIA nominated guitarist based in Australia. Damian’s flamenco ensemble BANDALUZIA won the Sydney Fringe Festival “Pick of the Festival” award and was recently invited to perform at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to a sold out audience as part of Tedx 2014 as well as performing at The Sydney Festival amongst many others. BANDALUZIA is also currently featured on Musica Vivas’s Country Wide Touring Program Australia.

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.

$25 | 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 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
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 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
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 1 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
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 1 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
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 @ Django Bar – BUDDY GLASS & THE WISE CHILDS + LISA CARUSO

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.

Lisa 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.

$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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Sun 3 May @ Django Bar – NANCY SINATRA LEE HAZLEWOOD EXPERIENCE

poster N&L_webresThese Boots are Made for Walking, Jackson, Summer Wine, You Only Live Twice, Sugar Town, Lightning’s Girl, Something Stupid, Bang Bang, the trippy Some Velvet Morning – the Nancy Sinatra Lee Hazlewood Experience play them all and are exactly what their name suggests – a glamourous, entertaining re-imagining of the Sixties through the eyes of the iconic and culty Nancy & Lee. Fronted by renowned stage, film and television actor Zoe Carides as Nancy, Scott Holmes as Lee and even former red Wiggle Murray Cook on bass, the band have already carved out a steady following among the Sydney Inner West audience.

“The quintessential sound of the late 60’s……. but sporting the twenty-first century finesse of a group of seasoned musos”
“sassy…sensual, haunting”
“Instead of Sydney’s inner west, we might as easily have been in Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Nashville or the Bardog Tavern Memphis.”
Lloyd Bradford Syke – Australian Stage

$15 pre, $20 on the 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 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

 

 

 



Thu 7 May – BLUES SHOWCASE with SHANE PACEY TRIO, BLUE GROOVE & DOGGN IT

shanceShane Pacey Trio (Bondi Cigars)
“The Guitar and Voice of The Bondi Cigars bringing it back home”
In a time when blues is in great danger of being swallowed by the all-encompassing term “roots music,” the very concept of a blues band seems to be almost a quaint idea. The Shane Pacey Trio are that rare (and becoming rarer!) thing…  A dedicated blues band.

Blue Groove
With styles ranging from swamp to swing, Latin to country, the band presents an exciting and unique take on the blues. Frontman Lou Lungo’s driving harp and a classic blues howl is straight out of the Mississippi Delta. Lou’s stage presence and showmanship guarantee an unforgettable blues experience.

Doggn It
Doggn It is a blues Duo with players Graeme Druce on Guitar and John Cupit Blues harp. Graeme plays a style of Blues guitar which seems to blend the great past masters of Piedmont blues like John Cephus, with contemporary masters of Blues guitar Eric Bibb, and Keb Mo and his own home spun Australian sound.  John plays a deep hollow sounding blues, which will move you with its rich tone, and sustained bends and vibrato. Influenced by Jim Conway his mentor, John compliments Graeme’s unique sound with an equally unique tone.

$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 7 May @ Django Bar – AFRO-BALKAN ALL STARS

11049640_10155321586070125_4755165227741759709_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.

$15 | 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 8 May – 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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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
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 9 May – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN: FILM CLIP LAUNCH FOR GARDEN IN YOUR HEART

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Following the very successful launch of her new album Birds of the Moon late last year, Miriam and her band will be returning to The Camelot Lounge to celebrate the completion and launch of the first film clip of the album for the song Garden in Your Heart on Saturday 9th March in Marrickville. The Video features body art and animation by film maker Bamdad Erfanian and pays homage to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Aside from a film clip screening, the night will feature powerhouse violinist Lara Goodridge (Fourplay/Baby et Lulu ) and cellist Kate Adams on soaring strings and vocal harmonies. Also playing on the night will be guests Mark Harris ( Monsieur Camembert ) on bass and Ben Kidson drums.

Miriam’s music seamlessly blends African influences with blues and folk infused melodies. Her songs are a collection of stories beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her unmistakable voice.

$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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Sun 10 May – ‘KAPTURE’ ALBUM LAUNCH: SANDY EVANS TRIO with BOBBY SINGH & SARANGAN SRIRANGANATHAN

sandy.jpg‘Kapture’ is a profound and special project. The long-awaited debut release by one of Australia’s foremost Indian-jazz ensembles is a moving tribute to South African freedom fighter, Ahmed Kathrada (Nelson Mandela’s cell mate, and a beautiful collaboration of dance and music featuring renowned choreographer/dancer Liz Lea.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event where you can hear legendary tabla maestro Bobby Singh, transcendent vocalist Sarangan Sriranganathan, passionate saxophonist Sandy Evans, and the lively, imaginative and compelling rhythm section of Brett Hirst and Toby Hall while you watch the evocative dance of Liz Lea.

SPECIAL MOTHER DAY OFFER: BUY A CD AND GET ANOTHER FREE!

$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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Sun 10 May @ Django Bar – BRIAN CAMPEAU: DON’T OVERTHINK IT, OVERTHINK, OVERTHINKING – SECOND ALBUM LAUNCH

brian-campeau-482x298It’s been six years and countless collaborations since Brian Campeau released an album under his own name, and the breadth of his experiences have sharpened an artist many already consider the most confounding and creative working in Australia. Campeau’s new solo release is hands down his finest work yet.

Like prior releases Two Faces (2007) and Mostly Winter, Sometimes Spring (2009), Campeau has again bound himself to a set of strict rules to ensure he delivers a record that is both unique and consistent from start to finish. The results are very human and very moving. Don’t overthink…. neatly resolves any tension between Campeau’s skills as a virtuoso guitarist and vocalist, his prowess with the sampler as a producer, and his mastery of song-craft.

$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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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.

$10 | 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 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
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 15 May @ Django Bar  – THE FURBELOWS (MELB) – I SING ON THE CAKE ALBUM LAUNCH

furbelowsQuenching Melbourne’s desperate need for a 1930s party band, The Furbelows formed in early 2012 during of a bout of casual jams and campfire sessions. A combination of three-part close-harmony vocals and the hot swinging acoustic guitars of wartime Paris, they quickly developed a strong following based on their joyful, exuberant, and rollicking live performances.

The group takes inspiration from many sources, but the leading lights that initially drew them to one another were the intricate vocal bands of the 1930s such as The Mills Brothers, The Andrews and Boswell Sisters, and the fiery guitar work of the French gypsy virtuoso Django Reinhardt. These divergent styles share a common heritage in the turbulent years of the mid 20th Century, lifting audiences above their troubles and allowing them to escape into a world of bohemian decadence and highbrow sophistication. The Furbelows breathe new life into this music, with a vibrant, modern take that appeals to a broad, eclectic audience of all ages and backgrounds.

The Furbelows now launch their highly anticipated debut album I Sing On The Cake at Django Bar, as a part of their Australian east coast tour. Bring your loved ones, young and old! This show is not to be missed!

The Furbelows are:
Kelsey James – Voice
Lisa Salvo – Voice
Georgie Darvidis – Voice
Sam O’Halloran – Guitar
Jon Delaney – Guitar
Mark Elton – Double Bass

$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)


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
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 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
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sun 17 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
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Thu 21 May – CARAVAN SLAM

caravanThe 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.

$5 at the door, $30 on the door | 7pm doors, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)


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
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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
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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
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Thu 28 May – AMBRE HAMMOND & MARCELLO MAIO

eqpp7z9kJust back from a series of spectacular cliff top concerts at the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival, Ambre and Marcello reunite for ‘Into Oblivion’ – A captivating show built around the vibrant, haunting and very sexy music of South American composer Astor Piazzolla- known for revolutionising the Tango. Also included in their unique and exciting program is the music of Piazzolla’s contemporaries and even a dash of Debussy reworked! Ambre Hammond (Piano) and Marcello Maio (Accordion) engage you into their conversation as the romantic intensity of their musical program draws you into a world of heightened energy and tension as they go between the excitement of a frenzied Tango such as ‘Jealousy’ and the ethereal beauty of a timeless composition like ‘Oblivion’.
Ambre and Marcello will also explore the music of another much loved South American composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Be guaranteed a night of extreme passion and technical prowess from these two consummate musicians.

$25/$20 | 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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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Thu 28 May @ Django Bar  – MamaMazing STAND-UP

Lou PollardMamapalooza Comedy is back! With a stunning all female line up:

Lou Pollard MC, Christina Van Look, Allison Flanagan
Amanda Gray, Dolores Lorette, Frida Deguise, Dana Maray

Lou Pollard (MC) is a hilarious comedian who works as a Clown Doctor and speaks on behalf of The Humour Foundation charity. She’s wowed audiences at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival & Adelaide Fringe as well as supporting Arj Barker & appearing on TV shows including Playschool and the Today Show; Lou is also a regular on 702 ABC radio with Dom Knight (The Chaser).

Mamapalooza – mother art and performance around the world. http://www.mamapalooza.com

$20/$15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show
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Fri 29 May – 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
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Fri 29 May @ Django Bar  – dave graney and the mistLY (MELB) + TAXI VS PIGEON

davegraneydave graney and the mistLY . (Moodists- Coral Snakes – mistLY). Imagine a band with a singer-songwriter and drummer who have played music together for three decades and been involved in approximately 30 album releases. Thats punk – post punk, through the age of vinyl and cassettes pre youth broadcasting , hip hop and pre Nirvana and post digital ages. Then add a young guitarist (stuart Perera) as a teen back in 1998 and a gun bass player -singer (Stu Thomas ) in 2004. All the skirmishes, firefights, street battles, campaigns, triumphant victories , long drives, flights and marches they have been through together. Then they walk on to the stage and play.
Thats what dave graney and the mistLY bring to the stage when they play.
Their latest album, “play mistLY for me” is digital only and is the first of two releases planned for 2015.

$20 pre, $25 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sat 30 May – NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA

NadyaNadya 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! .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.&  years in Paris, working with famous gypsy musicians Nadya has acquired gypsy vocal techniques which enrich her current performance, giving it curvaceous magnitude.

$30/$25 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Sat 30 May @ Django Bar  – THE WHAT DOUBLE J SHOULD SOUND LIKE PARTY

wdsslTo celebrate a whole year of What Double J Should Sound Like™ cloud-casts, DJ’s Jay Katz, Campbell Drummond and Maynard are taking carefully chosen portions of their massive record collections and truckloads of their unquestionably eclectic musical taste into the live arena! Dust off your party threads and favourite sneakers and get ready to hit the rug as this ragged band of DJ’s recreates the cutting edge sound of the original 2JJ and beyond!

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

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Sun 31 May @ Django Bar  – ETHNODELICA + THE RADUGA TRIO

Raduga.Ethnodelica.Image (1)Enjoy this musical feast of delicious world music flavours – from Russian, Balkan & Klezmer to Gypsy Jazz,Breton and Tango; original compositions abound!

Russian-Australian musical project Ethnodelica will season it with a fabulous fusion of ethno motifs, meditative, rock, neo-classical and psychedelic electronic music.

The Raduga Trio will spice it up with exciting acoustic retro sounds, tap dancing and kazoo playing. Have you ever heard duclar, vargan or overtone flute? Come and listen to our musicians share the beauty of their sound with you in the first joint gig of Ethnodelica & the Raduga Trio. Bring your family and friends to the Django Bar to dance, dream, and laugh together!

$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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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…
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Fri 5 Jun @ Django Bar – Township-jive party with CHRIS GUDU & AFRO PAMOJA

guduFrom Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu and his band bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Camelot. Former lead singer & bass man of Jive Kayana, his up tempo and exuberant music ( Umbaqanga music) originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa. 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 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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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
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 12 Jun @ Django Bar – QUASIMODO BLUES BAND

q2Don’t let their good looks fool you. Quasimodo Blues Band (QBB) are a serious blues band. They get fan mail from places like Korea and Denmark. You’ll be hearing some classic blues and a fair amount of bloody good original material. Some of it is soft & jazzy, some is seriously crunchy & some is damned depressing (tt’s blues after all…) Guitars, keyboards, blues harp, lots of singing. The sound is a mix of Chicago & Delta blues tempered by an ingredient that makes it Oz blues.

$15| 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 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
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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
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Sat 20 Jun @ Django Bar – MICHAEL FIX (BRIS)

MI_MFX-037Michael Fix’s entertaining and amazing fretboard wizardry has seen him earn a place amongst the world’s top acoustic guitar players, regularly touring Australia, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

Inspired by everyday experiences, he is known for creating passionate and evocative instrumental music that illuminates and underscores a whole range of emotions, while his interpretations of popular covers have a fresh individuality about them. He will be joined on percussion by his son Adrian Fix.

Guitarist Australia writer Steve Henderson writes: “His fingerpicking is flawless, his sense of rhythm is completely controlled.”

A consumate entertainer, Michael engages audiences with stories, songs, plenty of good-natured humour – and of course, sensational picking!

$12 pre, $15 door  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
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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
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 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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Fri 3 Jul – “Captain Matchbox & Beyond – The Music and Mayhem of Mic and Jim Conway” BOOK LAUNCH & SHOW

MIC-CONWAY-promo-megaphone2013“Captain Matchbox & Beyond – The Music and Mayhem of Mic and Jim Conway” is a new publication from Melbourne Books; a ripper tale of the life and times of the Conway brothers,
penned by Catherine Fleming and John Tait.

Mic Conway has created a new stage show to mark the occasion, to be premiered at the Melbourne and Sydney launches.  Some of Mic and Jim’s favourite songs from across their careers with Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, The Conway Brothers, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, The Backsliders and Jim Conway’s Big Wheel will be performed live by Mic, accompanied by the irrepressible Don Hopkins on keyboard and vocals.

Audiences can expect to hear live versions of Wangaratta Wahine, My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes, Blues My Naughty Sweetie, That Cat is High,  Australia, Out in the Suburbs, Puttin’ On The Ritz, Deckchairs On The Titanic, Better Make the Most of It and more, illustrated by projected images and interspersed by tales, tall and true.

$25 full, $20 concession, $55 show & book | 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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Sat 4 Jul – LLOYD SPIEGEL (MELB) DOUBLE LIVE SET ALBUM LAUNCH

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2015 sees acoustic blues phenomenon Lloyd Spiegel celebrate 25 years on the bandstand with the release of a new double live album and national tour.

Spending a quarter century touring as an independent musician is no small feat for any artist, but for 35-year-old Lloyd Spiegel, it’s a milestone that celebrates a unique story in Australian music. Welcomed into Melbourne’s thriving blues community while still in primary school, Spiegel has gone on from child prodigy to become one of Australia’s big guns of the guitar with a contemporary style that maintains tradition and authenticity without sacrificing originality.

Recorded over two sold out shows at The Wonderland Spiegeltent this past March, the new “Double Live Set” is a 28? track anthology featuring Lloyd Spiegel at his absolute best, and highlights his huge voice, blazing finger-style and the personality-fuelled songwriting that has seen him wow audiences around Australia and the world over the past two-and-a-half decades.

www.lloydspiegel.com

$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
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 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…
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 9 Oct – THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL

soul ladiesThe 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

$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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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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