Upcoming Gigs

 



 

Sat 1 Aug – BABY ET LULU – SOLD OUT!!!

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Baby et Lulu return to Camelot for what is sure to be another sell out show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi! ‘Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing talents in an explosion of French chic. The Jazzy, French chanson will have you feeling like you’re sitting in a Parisian café, even if you’ve never been to France.

“Just plain irresistible” 4 Stars, The Music

“Très charismatic pairing of sexy songstresses” The Australian

Listen to Baby et Lulu @ 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
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 1 Aug @ Django Bar – LOLO LOVINA

loloVirtuosic Gypsy world music fusion band Lolo Lovina draw influences from Balkan Gypsies, Gypsy swing jazz and Tango. The band is fronted by Australian born and bred Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak & Australian based Serbian Romani-Gypsy guitarist and drummer Nenad Radic. Sarah & Nenad source the best musicians from around the Globe to work on their musical, recording, performance and theatre projects. Featuring master Macedonian Piano Accordionist Marjan Nedeski, Sydney’s favourite Sousaphone and trumpet player Sam Golding, Ukrainian maestro button / Piano Accordionist, Pianist and Saxophonist Leonid Beshlei and Folk fusion virtuoso David Carr on Banjo & Guitar.

‘(Lolo Lovina)…have created an album (Rroma Sapien) that swings from traditional to groundbreaking Rroma music, all imbued with a tremendous sense of fun’
Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet ABC Radio National, 2015

$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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Sun 2 Aug – GONZALO PORTA

gonzalopGonzalo Porta was born in Australia and moved to his family´s homeland of Uruguay at a young age. His remarkable ability established his music career from the age of 13 and lead to massive success in Uruguay and throughout South America. This success lead him to have number 1 hits with groups like Monterrojo, La 424, Karibitos con K, Zanatta y L´Autentica and widespread notoriety and fame.

Due to his young age when he started out, he was affectionately known as Gonzalito (little Gonzalo) in the Uruguayan music scene, an name that has stuck to this day. Now with eight gold records to his name, this acclaimed international singer/songwriter has returned to Australia to continue his successful music career.

$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…
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 2 Aug @ Django Bar – GETTING IN EARLY: CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST WITH WELL DONE SEXY BAND + JESS RANDALL BAND

unnamed (1)Well Done Sexy Band is giving the people what the people want: pop covers on acoustic instruments. And the really, really ridiculous sexiness of Mary Rapp on double bass, Ian Watson on violin and Wyatt Moss-Wellington on guitar and vocals.

On this super special Sunday evening at the top of August, the Well Done Sexies will be celebrating an early wintry Xmas and smashing out some of your favourite carols. Expect severe virtuosic acoustic massacre, and a turn from Jess Randall on the theme of “breakneck gypsy/bluegrass.” They might even play that song from Frozen that all the kids like, cause, you know, girl power.
See you there, Xmas elves!

$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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Wed 5 Aug @ 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 6 Aug – CABARET MAGENTA

Elsen PriceWarm up in midwinter with Cabaret Magenta! Edgy, eclectic, provocative, contemporary –  Cabaret Magenta showcases the hottest new Sydney talent in music and performance.  The Vegan Dominatrix, MC Lou Steer (Caravan Slam) will introduce to Camelot a range of exciting performers  including Beautiful Losers acoustic trio, Elsen Price double bass soloist, Martin Charles vocalist, Taras Jones electric harpist and Felicity Martin, contortionist/acrobat.

$10 | 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)


Thu 6 Aug @ Django Bar – ANTHONIE TONNON (NZ) ALBUM LAUNCH + MELODIE NELSON + THE SINGING SKIES

Anthonie Tonnon - Credit Ashley Heydon (Landscape)New Zealand songwriter Anthonie Tonnon is releasing his new album, Successor, on Darren Hanlon’s Flippin Yeah Industries, after charming crowds as the support for Hanlon’s Christmas tour of Australia last year.

Tonnon’s documentary-like narratives take influence from long-form journalism, as well as songwriters like Lou Reed and John Darnielle, while his elegant, unique melodies have been compared to Jens Lekman and Rufus Wainwright. Tonnon’s arresting, theatrical show has seen him open for Okkervil River, Paul Kelly and alt-folk heroes Beirut in New Zealand. Successor has had five-star reviews in New Zealand, and Tonnon was recently named a “New Zealand act you need to know about” by Billboard.com.

Tonnon will be joined by Lynchian dream pop singer Melodie Nelson, and Sydney folk band The Singing Skies.

$15 pre, $20 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 7 Aug – 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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Fri 7 Aug – THE BLUES PREACHERS with DOM TURNER (The Backsliders)

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The Caretakers …
The Keepers of the flame … Dom turner (The Backsliders) and The Blues Preachers Brother John and Captain Bluetongue present a history of the real acoustic blues from 1920 to 1965.

The Blues Preachers
“Last year, with the release of their second record, Dry Long So, the Sydney based Blues Preachers in my opinion, put out one of the best blues records of the decade”.
Samuel Fell / Rhythms Magazine.

The Blues Preachers will take you somewhere between 1920 & 1940 with a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel & hillbilly folk. The powerful simplicity of driving finger-style & slide-guitar combined with the sounds of tasteful harmonica & old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional untarnished sound that will have you on the edge of your seats.

1501205_10205579332993030_7025364827482097901_oDom Turner
“Turner is a phenomenal guitarist – slide and otherwise – and brilliant songwriter with trademark vocals” Rhythms Magazine 2015
“The man is a phenomenal blues player.” BWW Reviews 2015
Dom Turner is best known as guitarist/ vocalist, founding member and key songwriter of the iconic Australian blues group, Backsliders. Dom’s influences are many and varied – a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia. He is a highly regarded speaker on blues music and has guested on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio programs (including guest presenting Radio National’s ‘Music Deli’) and presented music workshops at festivals and in universities (both nationally and internationally). In 2013 Dom appeared on ABC radio on a number of occasions, including contributing to the ‘Encounter’ program with ethnomusicologist Peter Lowery

$20 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 8 Aug – EL ORQUESTON

el-orqueston-logo-vers-1El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi.

Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, whose credits include being Musical Director for Helpmann award winning show Smoke and Mirrors, this mighty ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras… that feature the sound of three trombones, violin and tres Cubano, on a bed of percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing an all Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Pupy, and Havana De Primera, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end.

El Orqueston is comprised of a who’s who of Sydney’s top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by the charismatic Carlos Velazquez, sharing vocal duties and putting out some serious musical energy.

Supported by solid harmonies, mellifluous and punchy trombone lines, fiery timbales, congas and bongo, El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.

$22/$17 pre, $25/$20 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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Sun 9 Aug – THE TUNDRA ENSEMBLE

tundraThe Tundra Ensemble is the vehicle for a unique cycle of compositions by drummer/conductor Jason Isaac. Over a 4 year period, Jason was a participant in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program, where he studied many of the masterworks of the orchestral literature whilst continuing to perform and record Jazz and Contemporary music. The inevitable cross-pollination resulted in an eclectic cycle of compositions with serious formal consideration that also give the ensemble room to mould and create in real-time through improvisation.

Drums – Jason Isaac
Piano – Greg Coffin
Bass – Peter Kolhoff
Trumpets – Simon Ferenci & Matthew Collins
French Horn – Michael Wray
Saxophones – Murray Jackson, James Loughnan & Nick Bowd
Trombones – Alex Silver & Mark Barnsley

$17 pre, $20 door, $10 concession | 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 9 Aug @ Django Bar – ON THE STOOP + NAPOLEONIC

on-the-stoop-2aOn The Stoop bounce between infectious Eastern-European, Tango, Balkan and Spaghetti-Western all with a punk zeal. Love, chickens, trains, television, birds, snakes, war, the neighbours and naturalism are only some of the themes they address. A 6-piece band of fine musicians means On The Stoop has all that is required to bring romance, anguish, exuberance and insanity to their music – with roots in vaudeville, theatre, the blues and Balkan music.

The Napoleonic gang have it one way and that is lets make it happen because there’s no turning back on this one. Forget about what happened yesterday it’s time to get down with the gang, groove your butts off until its over because we like it like that.

$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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Wed 12 Aug @ 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 13 Aug – VICTOR VALDES & HIS LATIN FUNK BAND

victor 37aCome spend an intimate night with Victor Valdes outside of his Mariachi traditional show. This time he will make us vibrate with the fusion of Latin-American rhythms together with his Harp and Latin Funk Band. This different face of Victor Valdes has rarely been seen and only great stages including The Sydney Festival 2011 and Blues and Roots Festival (Byron Bay 2011). This extraordinary virtuoso Mexican harpist is a walking encyclopaedia of Latin music past and present, and 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 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
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 13 Aug @ Django Bar – GADJO GUITARS

IMG_3090Gadjo Guitars is a guitar slinging, sophisticated, powerhouse trio from Sydney.

The musicians are guitarists Nigel Date and Cameron Jones and double bassist Stan Valacos. The three come from diverse backgrounds but their shared love of swinging guitar brought them together.

These three create an exciting atmosphere of incredible, wild and beautiful music. They have forged their own interpretation of the traditional gypsy jazz sound over thousands of hours of playing as a trio. Combining driving rhythms, breath taking tempos, vibrant energy and dynamic interplay to create musical moods from bright and joyful to dark and spooky.

“Gadjo Guitars can really swing and are masterfully representing Django’s music down under”
Robin Nolan

FREE CD FOR ANYONE THAT PRE BOOKS THEIR TICKET!!

$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 14 Aug – A TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK

woodstock_slider_new3The world famous Woodstock music festival took place in New York state from 15 – 17 Aug 1969. On its 46th anniversary, some of Sydneys best singers and musicians will come together to celebrate songs performed by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Canned Heat and The Band.

This is another show from Access All Eras who have brought other classic album shows to clubs and venues over the last 10 years.The Woodstock show is one of the more interesting shows covering such an eclectic range of artists, thoughtfully presented by Damien Lovelock.

WOODSTOCK LINEUP INCLUDES:
Damien Lovelock (Celebate Rifles) – vocals
Floyd Vincent- vocals & guitar
Tania Murray – vocals
Danny Marx Young – vocals
Shane Flew (Percussion, Acoustic guitar & vocals)
Steve Bull (Icehouse)(bass)
Nick Meredith (guitar)
Lloyd G (drums & vocals)

$30/$27 | 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 14 Aug @ Django Bar – ELECTRO ALLEY

_DSC0054Electro Alley may as well be the first Electro Swing band in Sydney! Their love for 1920’s Swing, Gypsy Jazz and Electro dance music have compelled the group into combining the intricacies of electronically produced music with live band arrangements for a truly entertaining and festive stage production. 
You only have to listen to their contemporaries like Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace or Caro Emerald to understand what these guys are about.
Known to attract troupes of dancers showcasing their infectious style of contemporary swing dancing or raving dance styles fresh from a future music festival. Electro Alley truly is one of a kind here in Sydney and one of very few in Australia.

$10 pre, $15 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9 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 15 Aug – MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT

monsieur-camembert-yelena-dyumin 1ABe 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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Sun 16 Aug – MELANIE OXLEY & CHRIS ABRAHAMS

melandchris-photo 1aMelanie Oxley and Chris Abrahams will play their first show in almost three years. Due to teaching and touring commitments, performances by the duo have become rare events – however both have been active in various other musical guises. Melanie recently arranged and conducted the children’s choir for the last Sydney performance of the Bad Seeds while Chris has been touring and recording with his group The Necks.
They will perform a selection from their much-loved five albums, as well as some new unrecorded material.

$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…
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 16 Aug @ Django Bar – THE LOUNGE QUINTET

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The Lounge Quintet is a unique beast – the love-child of Stuart Davis (best known as a choir director and Gospel singer with longtime colleague Tony Backhouse) and Guy Curd’s cool string quartet. Guy’s quartet is the go-to group these days – everyone from Michael Buble to Peking Duck have used them lately.

Together they perform anything that meets the criteria of lush chords, soaring melodies and from-the-heart lyrics – Rufus Wainwright and David Bowie are long-time staples.
New jazz sensation Gregory Porter is the latest addition.

There are a few original tunes along with songs by Amy Winehouse, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown, Bill Withers, Elvis Costello and others.

The Lounge Quintet will be joined by special guests Rob Maxwell-Jones (sax) and Alice Papademetriou (vocals) for a few numbers.

$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 19 Aug @ 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 20 Aug – LET’S MISBEHAVE: A Cole Porter Soirée with MARK NADLER (USA)

mark nadler at-piano-1aInternationally acclaimed, award-winning entertainer, Mark Nadler, explores the wit, the romance and the life of arguably the greatest of American songwriters: Cole Porter. Songs include such timeless hits as “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)”, “Night And Day” and “You’re The Top” as well as many lesser known gems. Nadler is a long time staple in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and will be making his Sydney debut August 20, 2015 at Camelot Lounge.

Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comedian. His recent off-Broadway hit, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The show was presented at The Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia, where it was nominated for the prestigious Helpmann Award. Additionally, Mark Nadler’s Broadway Hootenanny has become a staple of the Adelaide Festival, where Mark has performed an unprecedented six times.

Mr. Nadler has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestraand has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, National Arts Centre Symphony in Ottawa and others. At Philadelphia’s 14,000 seat Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Mark did a solo two-act evening with the New York Pops, as well as Three Singular Sensations with Marvin Hamlisch and Martin Short.

$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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Thu 20 Aug @ Django Bar – EDDIE BRONSON QUARTET

EBBlondConsidered one of the greatest Tenor Sax plays this country has ever seen! Considered one of the great Klezmer musicians this country has ever seen!

Beloved elder statesman of Monsieur Camembert, his Russian vocals and sax/clarinet/flute/accordion playing are what legends are made of and now Eddie Bronson is playing his utterly charming original compositions, singing and playing with a rare Joi de vivres that makes him loved by young and old alike!

The virtuosity of his playing is just the beginning: it the soulful, spiritual, romantic, utter connectedness and sincerity of Eddie in concert that makes it the most uplifting of concert experiences.

Eddie always assembles a killer band comprising the most amazing of improvising musicians and this show is no exception, featuring Jim Panell, Mark Harris and Marcello Maio.

This is a night to sweep you away to another time, another place – with a rose in your teeth, and a romantic song in your heart!

$20  | 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 21 Aug – 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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Fri 21 Aug @ Django Bar – GERVAIS KOFFI and THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

gervaisBorn in Ivory Coast, West Africa Gervais Koffi has travelled the world performing and recording with world-class musicians and producers. After a very successful musical career in Johannesburg he decided to move to Audtalia in 1998.

On stage Gervais Koffi and his African Diaspora steam through a carefully crafted mixture of originals and African classics. They get down and get funky to make you dance, jump and sing along to their infectious grooves and melodies. You can expect to be entertained with French-Caribbean ZOUK, exotic African grooves, Latin rhythms and Reggae tunes.

The Night will also feature 15 year-old Afro-Australian multi-instrumentalist sensations Yannick Koffi.

$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 22 Aug – BARRIO LATIN SOUL – Soul & Disco meets Cuban Mambo

barrio1960s & 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco & Boogaloo with funky 10 piece band & special guests! Following a sold-out debut at Camelot in Nov, they’ll take you back to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin & groovy Disco! Featuring members of Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G & the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin & Son Veneno, they’ll set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin & Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.  Cuban mambo meets Soul and Disco – oooh yeah!

$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 22 Aug @ Django Bar – FRANK BENNETT

JUDY,FRANK & DEANMulti-ARIA nominee Frank Bennett has sold over 40,000 albums, featuring lush orchestral & swinging big band renditions of contemporary pop classics.His unmistakable talent, personality & panache have led him to become one of the most popular & sought after entertainers in Australia today.

Frank’s uncanny ability to recapture the magic of Sinatra in concert is cleverly balanced by his penchant for performing contemporary pop hits a la big band. In short, Frank has over twenty years experience in show business and possesses a charismatic and seductive stage presence. He lays claim to a myriad of accolades and awards but what that all gets down to is the simple fact that Frank Bennett has one incredible voice!

Don’t miss this chance to see Frank in an intimate setting performing in Django Bar!

$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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Sun 23 Aug – MUSES of 20th Century GREEK MUSIC & LAIKO

vacondios 1aIn the tradition of The Rebetiko Ensemble and Les Eclectiques, Irene Vacondios and George Doukas along with an array of musical talents and Guests present MUSES of 20th Century GREEK MUSIC & LAIKO. Even in the afterlife, the names Roza Eskenazi, Sofia Vembo, Sotiria Bellou, Poly Panou, Vicky Mosholiou, and Tzeni Vanou to name a few, serve as an inspiration to artists with a profound respect for the roots of the coined ‘Laiko Tragoudi’. Irene and the band present Greek songs and Music which marked an ERA. Delving as far back as the Asia Minor Catastrophie of 1922 where popular songs of the region travelled with the refugees to Greece to inspire REBETIKO, and slowly transform, over the decades to LAIKO. Irene and the Band will explore popular favourites created by Tsitsanis, Papaioannou, Hiotis, Mpithikotsis, Zampetas, Hatzidakis & many more.  This night will be a celebration of the unique voices of their MUSES! And yes there will be ample opportunity to DANCE!

$22 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…
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 23 Aug @ Django Bar – THE DAMIAN WRIGHT (BANDALUZIA) TRIO

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

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

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Thu 27 Aug – JAMIE HUTCHINGS + SOPHIE HUTCHINGS

jamie-hutchings_1aAfter a very successful run of shows as part of his ‘Careering Through The Wilderness 1995 – 2015’ tour (which culminated in a full house for his Sydney show), Jamie Hutchings returns to The Camelot Lounge in solo mode.
For long-term fans of the Australian independent music scene, Hutchings has been a constant high quality fixture. He fronted Sydney group Bluebottle Kiss throughout the ‘90’s and ‘00’s, his acclaimed solo work has been both stark and adventurous, whilst in recent times, his new group Infinity Broke have blended hypnotic, pummelling rhythms with barbed wire guitar and have proven to be a sonic feast for lovers of raw experimental rock.

Joing Jamie as special guest is none other than his younger sister – pianist/composer Sophie Hutchings. This marks the first show the siblings have played together in a number of years. Joining her will be cellist Peter Hollo (Fourplay, Raven) for a stirring set of compositions both old and new.

Hutchings has prompted much critical praise worldwide, with MOJO Magazine declaring her work as “stirring, vigorous,[and] grandly melodic”.

$18 pre, $25 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show
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Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Thu 23 Aug @ Django Bar – 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 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show



Fri 28 Aug – JEFF LANG

Jeff Walking small“In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there… He paints pictures in sound.” Beat Magazine

Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 15 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world.

It’s been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas – rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation.

www.jefflang.com.au

“Jeff Lang is one of those people who has music dripping from his fingers.”
Courier Mail, Australia

$22 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Fri 28 Aug @ Django Bar – THE MARVELLOUS MIZ DEMEANOURS (CANBERRA)
miz 1aThe Marvellous Miz Demeanours dare you to embrace the misdemeanour within. Presenting their own brand of mischievous jazz and blues cabaret, the Marvellous Miz Demeanours captivate audiences with their wicked harmonies, scandalous jazz and blues and tongue-in-cheek original songs and quirky pop.

Picture ‘The Rat Pack’ in boas and sequins – The Marvellous Miz Demeanours captivate audiences with their effortless repartee and exciting harmonies. “We love coming up with original, playful arrangements covering a wide range of artists from Bette Midler and the mighty Duke Ellington to Liza and Clooney,” Karen Strahan said.

“There is no barrier between performer and audience.” Canberra Critics Circle
“Jazz, soul, blues….splendid voices!” Sydney Telegraph
“Five stars the Marvellous Miz Demeanours.” Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club

www.mizdemeanours.com

$25  | 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 29 Aug – NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA

Candles Collage 2Queen of gypsy soul Nadya Golski & her spirited band of virtuosos, play an alchemical mix of picquant melodies & spellbinding Balkan rhythms – Slavic romances & melancholia, Gypsy-inspired French Chanson embracing Piaf etc. Nadya is renowned for her charisma & extraordinary vocal delivery, good humour, unpredictability & charm.

$30/$25 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 29 Aug @ Django Bar – DUSTY RAVENS + ROLAND KAY-SMITH

dusty ravens 2Dusty Ravens will be returning to Django bar in August supported by Triple J Unearthed winner Roland Kay-Smith. 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 Willie Nelson meets Tom Waits, but throw in Calexico and you’re not far from the mark of their desert plains Mexicali sound. Roland released his debut album ‘Sailing by the Stars’, which has been described as “introspective Dylan mixed with Ryan Adams” attracted airplay on triple j, FBi 94.5, 2SER and community radio stations across the country.

Get in quick for this one – Dusty Ravens shows regularly sell out at Django and this is likely to be their last show for the year, as they take a break to record a new album.

$12 pre, $15 door  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sun 30 Aug – A night of Tango Argentino with TANGUEROS and FUEGO BLANCO

11749404_966744773377242_378221928_nTangueros, The Argentine Tango Co. have been presenting tango performances and shows nationally and internationally since 1995. Principal dancers Amy Georgina Teuchert and Jairo Sanchez Rivera capture audiences with their sensual connection, complexity, stage presence and the ability to share a private moment with their audience.

Fuego Blanco is a unique ensemble. It offers a rare insight into the passionate rhythms of the South American continent. Their love for tango grew from their exploration of musical styles and genres beyond their classical roots; above all others it was this style of music that they found the most challenging and beautiful.

$25 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show
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Thu 3 Sep @ Django Bar – THE CONSOULS

Looking up heights2The Consouls are a young, Sydney based ensemble that combine their two loves of jazz and video games to create a distinct sound that’s sure to satisfy musicians and gamers alike.

Their quirky jazz arrangements of video game tunes is certainly a niche genre, but the sextet are well accustomed to playing traditional jazz music, funky grooves and hip hop inspired tracks.

Drawing upon their love of the jazz tradition and applying it to a songbook that doesn’t often cross into the genre, their unique sound is sure to provide a treat unlike any other.

$15  | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 4 Sep – OTIS REDDING BIRTHDAY BASH with JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES

reddingIn September, music lovers around the world will celebrate the 74th birthday of one of modern music’s most prolific and soulful entertainers, “King Of Soul” Otis Redding.

Come and experience his soul classics performed by Sydney’s finest and authentic soul band, Johnny G & the E Types featuring special guest vocalists Sam “Soul Man” Bennett, “The Reverend” Carl Fidler, ‘Soul Sista # 1” Julz Di Sisto and the E Types horn section. Dance like it’s Memphis 1967.

$25 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Fri 4 Sep @ Django Bar – PAPE MBAYE & CHOSANI AFRIQUE

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.

$20/$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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Sat 5 Sep @ Django Bar – SPYGLASS GYPSIES

SPYGLASSGFresh off the plane after an action packed and well received tour of the NT and WA – the energetic, brilliant and playful Spyglass Gypsies present a modern take on the traditional gypsy jazz style. Combining French gypsy songs with swinging originals the ensemble brings the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present day with the lyrical sounds of the accordion, clarinet and the percussive ‘la pompe’ of gypsy guitars. Don’t miss this evening of stunning music where this exceptional ensemble will take you on a journey to the dance halls of Bohemian Paris and the gypsy camps of Europe.

‘Technically excellent, the performers were tight and expressive’ The West Australian

‘Joie de vivre’ – literally ‘joy of living’ – is all over this music, infectious and grin-inducing’ The Orange Press

$15 pre, $20 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 6 Sep – ISMAEL FADEL

ismael-fadel-sept-6aIn his third appearance at Camelot Lounge in the last 12 months, ISMAEL FADEL continues his efforts in familiarizing Australians with Middle Eastern Arabic music and pop culture. Come and join Ismael in clapping hands, singing and dancing. Ismael will be accompanied by his musical ensemble playing exotic instruments like the oud, darbouka and the qanon.

$35 | 6.30pm doors, 7.30pm show
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Fri 11 Sep – TIJUANA TAXI: A Tribute to THE TIJUANA BRASS

TIJUANA-TAXI-LOGO-001-smaller (1)Sipping Whisky Sours, Martinis, Screw Drivers, and Grasshoppers in the summer of 1965 – these were the glory days of Herb Albert’s Tijuana Brass.
‘TIJUANA TAXI’ is a tribute to the music of The Tijuana Brass and will recreate 14 major classics of this original, upbeat, melodic ensemble whose tunes became the backdrop for the 60’s and early 70’s through film, TV, and trends of all kinds.
With hits such as “Spanish Flea”, “Tijuana Taxi”, “The Lonely Bull” and “A Taste of Honey”, this is the tip of the iceberg of the great body of work put out by Herb and his band.
Tijuana Taxi will evoke the mood, fashion, and art of its day. Performed by a 9 piece band, this show has the capacity to strike chords of deep nostalgia for baby boomers as well as to intrigue and delight the next generation of kitsch-loving younger gen folks.
The band is led by bassist Tina Harris (regularly seen performing at Camelot Lounge with her popular Cuban salsa orchestra, El Orqueston, as well as with Keyim Ba, Barrio Soul and Mucho Mambo) who also has theatre credits to her name having been musical director for the Helpmann award winning shows ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ and ‘Hedwig and The Angry Inch’).

This night promises to be as much fun as it is unique and quirky. An entertainment experience not to miss!

$22/$17 pre, $25/$20 on the door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Fri 11 Sep @ Django Bar – GLENN CARDIER AND THE SIDESHOW

image002”Glenn Cardier has been writing and performing moving, insightful powerful and important songs for more than 30 years. With captivating presence, a commanding vocal style and a gloriously perverse point of view that produces songs which take firm hold and linger long, he comes dangerously close to being certified as a national treasure…”
Glenn A Baker (Author & Rock Historian) Cardier will feature songs from his latest releases & surprise all with a couple well selected covers!

Backed up by the thump and sparkle of his exemplary band The (mighty) Sideshow featuring…
Glenn Cardier: Vocals, Slide and Guitars
Rex Goh: Guitars
Phil Grove: Keys, Piano Accordion
Mick Malouf: Bass, Vocals
Dave Fester: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

$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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Sat 12 Sep – TELEK (Papua New Guinea)

telek still 4 SMALLTelek is a band, a man and, in some parts of the world, a legend.

George Mamua Telek, or Telek as he is known to his legion of fans in Papua New Guinea, has long been at the forefront of the PNG music scene. His voice traverses many musical styles and perfectly captures the spirit of the proud cultural heritage of the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea. His 1997 album Telek won an ARIA for Best World Music Albums, leading to an invitation from Peter Gabriel to record his second album Serious Tam at Gabriel’s Real World Studios.

Telek has received international recognition with his ARIA award and significant back catalogue, and counts David Byrne, Yossou N’Dour and Peter Gabriel amongst his fans.

Join Telek and bandmates David Bridie, John Warbat and Ben Hakalitz as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of PNG Independence and perform songs spanning Telek’s illustrious career in music.

“Telek’s voice on its own is a thing of rare beauty” – Sunday Times, London

$20 pre, $25 on the door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Thu 17 Sep – DANIEL WELTLINGER

daniel3a2aWorld renowned Berlin based violinist Daniel Weltlinger (Lulo Reinhardt, Karsten Troyke, Monsieur Camembert, Nadya’s 101 Candles Orkestra) returns to Camelot Lounge performing the music from his Souvenirs and Koblenz albums with a stellar lineup comprised of Nigel Date and Ben Panucci on guitars, Edouard Bronson on horns, Marcello Maio on accordion, Daniel Pliner on piano and Thomas Wade on bass. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the world’s great exponents of Gypsy-jazz perform the music of both albums live !

‘The music of Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli has spawned countless imitators and revivalists the world over, but where others have used the Gypsy swing idiom as a vehicle for virtuosity Weltlinger brings a refreshing sense of innocence to bear. The violinist imbues the melodies and his sound with a lightness and joyousness that can coexist with any sadness or pensiveness implicit in a given piece.’ John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald, January 4, 2015

$30 pre, $35 door | 7pm doors, 8pm show
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Fri 18 Sep – KEYIM BA

DSCF6858This 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.

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

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

$20 pre, $25 on the door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Fri 18 Sep @ 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
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Fri 25 Sep – SOL NATION (MELB) + TRAVELAZ

solnation1-1aMelbourne seven piece Sol Nation are excited to be hitting the road to promote their debut album Melting Pot around various parts of Australia late Winter into early Spring. The band have created one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting stage shows in Australia. With a charismatic, high energy, infectious live show, and a strong global conscience, Sol Nation is a must-see musical experience. They guarantee a performance to remember via their own unique fusion of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music and are a great reflection of their multicultural hometown of Melbourne.

Travelaz – an original musical project created from different influences such as Reggae, Trip Hop, Dub, Latin, and Electronic Sounds. Travelaz is a group of musicians from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, exploring different music genres and travelling through the reggae beats. The aim is to provide an experience of joy and entertainment interconnecting people and sounds.

$15 | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Fri 25 Sep @ Django Bar – GENEVIEVE CHADWICK and the STONES’ THROW

genevieve aImagine if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together; musically, this girl would be the offspring of that union. She looks like an angel… roars like a lion… and plays guitar like a demon.

The husky & impressive Genevieve Chadwick touches the very soul of an audience with her original brand of blues & roots, exuding raw energy by the bucket load.

She has been described as “Raucous, untamed and exceptionally talented”, “Australia’s answer to Melissa Etheridge”, likened to the great Janis Joplin, ‘a female John Butler’, but Genevieve is making her music, on her terms in her own unique way.

On stage, she inevitably lives up to her reputation for giving her all. Offstage, her talent is equaled only by her humility. There’s no doubt she’s already made her mark, but that mark is about to get a whole lot bigger with “Genevieve Chadwick and The Stones’ Throw”.

$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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Thu 1 Oct – THE IDEA OF NORTH: A Cappella À la Carte

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Come and join fellow consumers of delicious vocal harmony in a banquet for the ears where you choose the direction the degustation will take – make your selections for the evening from the song menu provided, and get to know the “chefs” a bit better in this intimate and wonderfully interactive show.

Presales: $37 full, $30 concession and groups of 6 $174 | On the door: $40 full, $35 concession| 7pm doors, 8pm show
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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 4 Oct @ Django Bar – THE 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 door  | 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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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, AMANDA EASTON & 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
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Sat 10 Oct – MEXICAN PARTY WITH VICTOR VALDES & THE REAL MEXICO MARIACHI BAND!

VICTOR 5AVictor 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 door | 7.30pm doors, 9pm show
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Sun 11 Oct – ABBY DOBSON

ABBY DOBSONMuch loved singer from Leonardo’s Bride, whose chart-topping song, “Even When Im Sleeping” was voted 1 of the ‘Top 20 Australian Songs of All Time’. Invited to sing with Neil Finn, Daniel Johns, Alex Lloyd, Mark Seymour, Leo Sayer etc etc,Abby’s also a Camelot regular with her delicious French side-project Baby et Lulu!

“her vocals croon, float, gristle, belt and i swoon as she effortlessly plays with syncopation and phrasing, melody, and the beating hearts of the audience.” – Revolver – live review

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

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Thu 15 & Fri 16 Oct – STEVE POLTZ (CANADA)

steve poltzTo suggest that Steve Poltz isn’t normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy.

For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing.
His live shows have captivated audiences far and wide with a mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and the occasional spoken word rants which have been known to incite riots. He can take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of the same song. Steve Poltz transcends the word “talented.” He is unforgettable in all the right ways.

$35 pre, $40 on the door | Thu 7pm doors, 8pm show | Fri 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 18 Oct – BEAUTIFULLY MAD

beautifully madBeautifully Mad are back at Camelot Lounge with their wonderful band.  A breathtaking ride that recalls the beauty of James Taylor, some honey from Melody Gardot, a lyrical spice of Cohen washed down with some Waits-like humour. A musical flame that licks at the heels of Folk and Jazz. Expect goose-bumps from the hauntingly beautiful to the wild Hendrix spiked guitar and dirty New Orleans exhilaration of a band possessed. Tony has a reputation for setting fire to a 12 string with his solos, while Nina melts hearts with her rich, mellifluous voice and nylon string guitar.

$20 pre, $25 on the 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 25 Oct @ Django Bar – THE VOLATINSKY TRIO

VolatinskyTriowebLucy Voronov, from Minsk (Belorus), plays the cimbalom (tsimbali), an instrument of the dulcimer family, with 76 strings that are struck with wooden hammers or plucked. A spectacular and charismatic performer, Lucy is the winner of International Competitions for Folk Instruments, and one of the world’s leading exponents of the cimbalom.

Cellist Anatoli Torjinski, from Odessa, is one of the most in-demand players on the Sydney World Music scene, a master of haunting sounds & brilliant jazz/world-style improvisations.

Guitarist & Domra-player Stephen Lalor grew up playing mandolin with local and later Russian groups. He furthered his skills on domra (Russian mandolin) in Kiev (Ukraine). He has performed at major Australian & European Festivals, and as a mandolin specialist performs regularly with Australian and overseas orchestras.

As The Volatinsky Trio, these three virtuosi present a unique combination of exotic instruments, playing exciting music laced with the flavours of Russia & the Balkans.

$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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Thu 29 Oct – SIRENS BIG BAND

Sirens2015_press_RGB-for-webKnown for their exciting and engaging live shows, Sirens melds jazz with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves, creating original big band music from composers within and outside the band. Led by bassist Jessica Dunn, the ensemble also features Ellen Kirkwood (JRMA winner, Mister Ott, Captain Kirkwood, Fat Yahoozah), Loretta Palmeiro (Spyglass Gypsies), Lauren Benson (That Red Head, Drummer Queens) and Milan Ring (Milan, Spit Syndicate).

Sirens have performed at many major festival across Australia including Sydney Festival (2011, 2012), Brisbane Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival with Jeff Duff, Canberra’s Capital Jazz Project and SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival with US saxophonist, Claire Daly.

“The Sirens are… all-funky and all-embracing in their influences… It is a combination you won’t get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures” John Hardaker – AustralianJazz.net

$20 | 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 29 Oct @ Django Bar – DAVE WARNER: Suburban Boy

DW 852013.0136 (Poster)The man Bob Dylan nominated as his favourite Australian songwriter & who formed Australia’s first punk band (Pus), invites you to join him and guitarists Tony Durant & Bill Beare as they deliver lashings of classic Warner material like Half-Time At The Football, Suburban Boy & Bicton v Brooklyn, humourous short-short-stories & bravura live performance recitations such as Australia 11 & My First Game of Football.   One of the most original & entertaining nights of the sung and spoken word.

$25 pre, $30 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 30 Oct @ Django Bar – CHICH & THE SOUL MESSENGERS

Simon Morel High Res 14Soul revivalists Chich and The Soul Messengers are bringing their bluesy-soul revue, showcasing their critically acclaimed tunes alongside soul classics, to Django Bar on October 30.

Genuine live performers, the band keep true to their influences: 70s artists Withers, Hathaway, Mayfield et al and record their albums live, capturing the moment and the feel straight to tape.

2015 has been a great year so far for the band, with their latest EP “Dirty Soul” hitting number 14 on the Australian Blues and Roots chart; regular live radio performances on Eastside FM and others across the community radio network and packed shows at music venues across Sydney.

So come check out Chich and The Soul Messengers brand of bluesy-soul. Each ticket sold comes with a free download of their live EP!!

$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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Fri 6 Nov @ Django Bar – AMI WILLIAMSON

ami-williamson-4Forceful, funny, powerful and poetic, Ami Williamson is Indie Folk with a dash of cabaret for flavour – the Pina Bausch of singer/songwriting.
Ami is one of those rare female singers. While her roots are firmly in the tradition of singer/songwriter, her richly diverse upbringing had Ami taking the stage not only in opera and classical, but also touring with her father, legendary country music artist John Williamson.

“Indie Folk artist Ami Williamson sings like an angel, she plays piano, drums, dulcimer, guitar, performing her own poignant songs. This girl will impress!”
- The Australian

“Ami Williamson is a genius, she’s just so musical and my favorite act at the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival” – International folk icon Judy Collins

$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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Fri 13 Nov @ Django Bar – ARMANDITO & TROVASON

Armandito 1This Traditional Latin Band features Cuban Trumpeter, Composer and Arranger Armandito Garcia .
Armandito comes from Santiago de Cuba, also known as the “Cradle of Son”, with its connection with traditional styles of Cuban music. He settled in Australia after ten years touring internationally with the legendary Cuban band Sonora la Calle and Lady Salsa Show, performing in Europe, UK, Pacific Island, New Zealand and Australia.
On stage, the band is characterised by a high energy, distinctively Cuban sounds blend with gifted improvisation, with an authentic repertoire includes all the most popular and traditional rhythms of Cuba, ranging from Son, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Rumba, to “Buena Vista Social Club” style of music.
They spontaneously adapt the music to the audience which makes it impossible not be become involved.

$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 14 Nov @ Django Bar – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN

miriamLieberman 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. “Somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.”

$22 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 29 Nov – ALIN & MELIKE: El Espiritu Del Flamenco

alin smallThe dynamic combination of Alin Bahram (Flamenco Guitar) and Melike Bayram (Vocals) present: El Espiritu Del Flamenco, a unique and passionate night of music and rhythms  imbued with the fire of Spain and combining a magical fusion of Flamenco music with Mediterranean, Gypsy, Latin, Turkish, Moorish, Sephardic and Oriental sounds. After a series of sold out shows, Alin and Melike bring their acclaimed combination to the stage of the Camelot Lounge for this very special night.

Alin draws on many years of musical studies in the Middle East and Australia. Not surprisingly he has brought a distinct Arabic flavour to his music. His outstanding guitar artistry is the perfect compliment to Melike’s dramatic vocals. Flamenco and oriental music have played a major role in Melike’s musical life. Blessed with a unique singing talent from a very early age she received both vocal and guitar training from several acclaimed teachers. www.AlinandMelike.com

The concert will also feature guest artists Byron Mark on percussion and Keyna Wilkins on flute.

Byron Mark is a professional percussionist, pianist and composer based in Sydney with a strong passion for African and Flamenco drumming. Byron has travelled to both Spain and Africa to study the rhythmic roots of the Cajon and Djembe, and regularly performs on these instruments along with various artists. www.byronmark.com

Keyna Wilkins is a versatile flautist with international classical training (UK, Germany, Sydney Conservatorium). Kenya has branched into flamenco, jazz, live theatre, and free improvisation. She is also a pianist and published composer. www.keynawilkins.com

$20 pre, $25 on the 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 29 Nov @ Django Bar – LUCY WISE TRIO (MELB) EP LAUNCH: A Painting Of The Universe

Lucy-Wise-Promo-Square-cont.2 - smallHailing from the far South Western corner of Australia, singer-songwriter Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice.

She joins forces with Chris Stone (violin), Holly Downes (double bass) to form her trio. Together, they bring to life the characters of near and faraway places, traversing the landscapes of memory, travel, and human relationships to place.

Lucy’s third release, A Painting of the Universe (2015) comprises five songs, each telling a different story about life in Australia, and all inspired by winning poems of The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, a national poetry competition for people aged 6 – 18.

“Wise is a natural storyteller, infusing songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings.” – The Brag

$17.30 pre, $25 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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Sat 12 Dec – THE COPE STREET PARADE

unnamedThe Cope Street Parade are releasing their 5th album this December. Fresh of heels of a national tour, they are ready to fire for one night only at Camelot Lounge. Sparks are set to fly for this the final show of the year for the band.

The Parade are four young dynamic musicians who combine their love of traditional jazz with the energy and virtuosity of the 21st century. With a broad repertoire of jazz classics, in addition to original compositions, The Cope Street Parade can melt your heart with a tender ballad before launching into gypsy-swing that is guaranteed to bring dancers to their feet.

Capturing the spirit and warmth of early jazz styles, the band successfully blurs the line between the contemporary and the classic. Embracing influences such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Louis Prima and Django Reinhardt, The Cope Street Parade create their own unique style of Australian swing music.

“The Parade blends the hot sounds of gypsy swing with elements of New Orleans traditional jazz to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian. Think if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good old country pub.” – Adrian Jackson

$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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