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Wed 4 Mar @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB

uGACedEvery Wednesday night…
A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens at Camelot Lounge (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, coffees. delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!
BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

 



Wed 4 Mar @ Django Bar – THE HUMP COMEDY NIGHT

bryanogorman March 4International import BRYAN O’GORMAN hosts the Hump this week. A staple of the Canadian comedy scene, Bryan is one of the hottest comics in this dimension, with a unique blend of snappy writing, physicality and character work that will leave you leaking fluids you didn’t know you had. Some of his many credits include MTV, National Lampoon Radio, Sirius XM radio, The Comedy Network, and the Toronto Star, who say he is “fresh and funny – a borderless spectacle with a lot of heart.” Don’t miss out – Bryan isn’t in Australia for long!

8.30pm | $15

 

 

 

 



Thu 5 Mar – KIM RICHEY & FRIENDS (USA)

unnamedKim Richey with special guests Felicity Urquhart & Sarah Humphreys

Two-time grammy nominated Kim Richey is returning to Australian in March and April for a handful of very special shows and festival appearances – and she will be joined by two Australian sweat hearts of song for her Sydney show – Felicity Urquhart and Sarah Humphreys.

Over the past two decades Kim has released six critically acclaimed albums, been listed in the ‘Top 10 Albums of 1999’ in Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, plus received 4-stars in Rolling Stone and named ‘Alt- Country Album Of The Year’ in People Magazine for her album Rise. She has written two #1 singles and had four others hit Top 10. Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood and James Morrison, she has sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds.

Most recently, a sublime array of guests feature on Kim’s 2013 release, Thorn In My Heart, including Jason Isbell, Wilco’s Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and, returning the harmony-singing favour, Trisha Yearwood.

An Ohio native, Kim now resides in Nashville. Her songs have been featured in film and TV and she continues to travel the world – never being afraid to go where the inspiration is.

$30 | 7pm, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Thu 5 Mar @ Django Bar – THAT RED HEAD

That Red Head 1Put the dirty blues, laid back rock’n’roll and some honey smooth vocals on top and you have That Red Head.

Alongside of Cam Umbers gritty rock and smoking guitar, Sydney drummer and vocalist Lozz Benson is taking blues to a new level by getting a full sound out of just a single guitar and a 3 piece drum set. With this line-up you are still getting a well-rounded satisfying aural sensation, delivered with complete ease and at volume.

Throughout her professional career spanning the last 6 years, Lozz has been playing in bands such as The JHD Revival Band, Sirens Big Band, Professor, Big Blind Ray and rockabilly sensation Pat Capocci. Last year she had the opportunity to tour nationally supporting Paul Kelly on his ‘Spring and Fall’ tour, drumming for Tim Levinson (Urthboy). Since finishing her studies in Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Lozz has finally found the time to kick start her own project with long-time friend Campbell McLennon Umbers.

After only being together for a couple of months, the duo have just realised their first single, “Wondering”. Influenced by Johnny Winter, The White Stripes and Muddy Waters, the pair will have your heads banging and feet stamping!.

www.thatredhead.com.au | www.facebook.com/thatredheadsydney

$10 pre show, $15 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 6 Mar  – 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, 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 6 Mar @ Django Bar – THE ROCKABILLY WOMEN

rockabilly women updateA Salute to the Trailblazing women of 50’s America, presented by Narelle Evans and her band.

If Elvis caused a scandal in 1955 – imagine what it was like for women who wanted to ROCK!!!

“Narelle Evans had superb strength, a richness of tone not often encountered but once heard can never be forgotten” – Carolyn McDowall, The Culture Concept Circle (critic).

Fun, and a shared passion for Rockabilly and 1950’s Rock’n’roll has recently seen the birth of ‘The Rockabilly Women’ show. When Narelle Evans decided to put on a Rockabilly show, the daunting task of what songs to choose lay before her. It soon became clear most of the rockabilly/rock’n’roll tunes we love are performed by men. “I wanted to put on a show in the spirit of Imelda May using the music of 1950’s female rock’n’rollers but I couldn’t find any 50’s rock’n’roll sung by women” said Narelle, “until I scratched beneath the surface and dug a little deeper”.

What she unearthed was a treasure trove of women who were recorded by Sun records in the 1950’s. Dozens of women were recorded but were never promoted like the men and have largely been forgotten. However, they have left behind some fantastic music. What a discovery. Why weren’t they promoted? Because women singing rock’n’roll were considered outrageous and vulgar.

“These women unknowingly became pioneers of rock’n’roll music. All they wanted to do was rock! They laid the foundations for the cultural and sexual revolutions of the 1960’s. Here was a story we never hear about. It’s an important story. We had our show”

Four women (including Wanda Jackson) who defied convention and rocked in this era were chosen. The show is built around their fascinating stories set against the backdrop of 1950’s mid west America. “Once the songs were chosen, we had a script written and brought in director Robert Jarman to bring the show to life.”

Come and hear the gems these women recorded played live by some fine Sydney music luminaries:

Narelle Evans Vocals: (The Jive Bombers, Bridie King)

Jack Evans Guitar/Vocals: (Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel) Band, The Kites)

Chris Perry Bass/Vocals/Musical director: (The Moods, The Jive Bombers)

Antero Ceschin Drums: (The Mighty Reapers)

$15 pre, $20 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Sat 7 Mar – SONS OF SUN – ELVIS, JERRY LEE, JOHNNY AND ME (THE SAM PHILLIPS STORY)

matt-charleston-as-sam-phillips-in-sons-of-sun-photo-by-dusk-devi-visionSONS OF SUN  is a rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there.

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

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

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

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

$35 | 7.30pm, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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 7 Mar @ Django Bar – THE BLUES PREACHERS: YOU GONNA NEED SOMEBODY ON YOUR BOND TOUR + KIERAN MORRIS

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Bounce up off your Lounges !

Stop Watching The News & Come To Celebrate Life With The Blues Preachers

Sing along with The Blues Preachers as they celebrate and pay homage to the gospel blues sounds of the legendary REVEREND BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON
Featuring special guest Amie Joy Zar on Mohan Veena and support act Kieran Morris.

The Blues Preachers will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940. Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. The Blues Preachers perform a fusion of good old blues, rags, gospel and hillbilly folk. The powerful simplicity of driving finger-style and slide-guitar combined with the sounds of tasteful harmonica and old-school vocal harmonies create a traditional and untarnished sound that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Kieran is a developed songwriter and performer that writes songs that delve deep into the heart of bittersweet and melancholy, love and loss, birth and destruction. One moment he’ll take you deep into that dark place you thought you’d never go and next to where the light invites you to move closer to it.

His voice, his strings and melodies create a unique experience and a special sound and performance. Expect big vocals, rhythmic and melodic finger style picking. He plays a six stringed acoustic electric guitar and this some what simple foundation has been the perfect building ground to build a sound of his own.

$20 pre sale, $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 8 Mar – FADO IN AUSTRALIA

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

$20 | 6.30pm, 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 8 Mar @ Django Bar – GUYY & FRIENDS + JACK MILLAR

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Guyy was a new face to hit the music scene in 2013 and in a short space of time has developed a reputation as an excellent performer and brilliant songwriter in the alt folk genre.

Guyy blends a love of Pink Floyd ingenuity with a later found taste for Australian roots, folk and blues. He has crafted his own unique sound and style, and has won or been nominated for several awards including 2 ARIA nominations, Australian National Busking Champion 2014 and 2014 and the ACT Best Blues, Roots & World artist award 2013. He incorporates an arsenal of effects pedals with his acoustic guitars, being able to switch from soothing acoustic melodies to overdriven tones – merging different elements and styles to create a unique and refreshing sound. He has a passion for connecting with people, pushing the envelope and sharing that journey with everyone.

Jack Millar

Growing up by the Hawkesbury River, Jack Millar locked himself in his room for most of his teenage years after discovering the guitar and rock/roots music. In between gigs and school, Jack spent hours sinking his teeth into anything from Nirvana to Wes Montgomery, from the White Stripes to Django Rheinhardt as he tried to replicate those sounds on guitar while gaining a love for improvisation and creating his own music. Now at the age of 20 he has evolved as a solo artist with a live show that sways frantically from raw, powerful intensity to moments of intimate, vulnerable fragility and anywhere in between.

Jack’s performance style thrives on the unexpected. The show may start with an intimate original acoustic number like “Leave Today” that begins mellow and builds throughout the song before reaching a peak of intensity and resolution. As the set goes on, more up-beat and blues- influenced songs surface like “Body Blood Soul,” with its driving rhythm that gains momentum until it rolls into a slow tempo change that seems to induce uncontrollable whistles and hoots upon audience members, only to throw itself back into to the fast driving rhythm as Jack puts all his energy into making that last burst of the song as impactful as possible.

$10 presale and $15 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 11 Mar @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB

uGACedEvery Wednesday night…
A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens at Camelot Lounge (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, coffees. delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!
BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

 



Thu 12 Mar – SIRENS BIG BAND with SANDY EVANS

Sirens2015_press_RGB-for-webFollowing up from their sold-out show at Camelot last year, 17-piece super-collective, Sirens Big Band, return with long time collaborator and mentor, Sandy Evans.

Known 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.

This is the first time Sirens will share the stage with legendary Australian saxophonist, Sandy Evans. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Evans reinterpret the Sirens repertoire.

“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

Saxophones – Sandy Evans (guest soloist), Loretta Palmeiro (lead), Rebecca Grubb, Ruth Wells, Harrison Harding, Melissa Mony
Trombones – Rose Foster (lead), Emma Riley (trombone/congas), Rosie Woods, Rosie Marks-Smith (bass)
Trumpets – Claire Hollander (lead), Ellen Kirkwood, Lisa Gori, Heather Prowse
Rhythm Section – Jessica Dunn (double bass), Milan Ring (guitar/vocals), Emma-Grace Stephenson (piano), Lauren Benson (drums/vocals)

$20/$15 | 7pm, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Thu 12 Mar @ Django Bar – DAVE WARNER: Suburban Boy

DW 852013.0136 (Poster)The man Bob Dylan nominated as his favourite Australian songwriter and who formed what was probably Australia’s first punk band (Pus) is bringing his word wizardry to the intimate confines of the Django Bar.  Dave Warner invites you to join him and guitarists Tony Durant and Bill Beare as they deliver lashings of classic Warner material like Half-Time At The Football, Suburban Boy and Bicton v Brooklyn, humourous short-short-stories and bravura live performance recitations such as Australia 11 and My First Game of Football.  If you have seen Warner perform you will know you are in for one of the most original and entertaining nights on your annual entertainment calendar, if you have not, then it is time to expose yourself to the Howard Arkley of the sung and spoken word.
www.davewarner.com.au

 

$25 pre show, $30 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 13 Mar – MARU TARANG ALBUM LAUNCH – ONLY SYDNEY SHOW!

Maru Tarang by Kavi BhansaliMaru Tarang:
Jeff Lang: Guitars & Vocals
Asin Langa: Sindhi Sarangi & Vocals
Bobby Singh: Tabla
Bhungar Manganiyar: Khartal

Deep in the deserts of Rajasthan, Australian artists Jeff Lang & Bobby Singh met Asin Langa & Bhungar Manganiyar. Spanning continents and genres, a remarkable collaboration commenced – Maru Tarang. A virtuosic repertoire including ancient Rajasthani songs refreshed by Australian roots; seminal blues by Robert Johnson enriched by Indian flavours; soulful expressions through deep, original and fiery improvisations and compositions…

These artists have developed their music to be all they need to converse, sans a common language… and the conversation is stunningly eloquent.
Maru Tarang has performed in India (Jodhpur RIFF), Scotland (Celtic Connections) and Australia (Parramasala).

Check this clip taken of the group at the Rajasthani International Folk Festival:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue5yPW5Y_18

$35 pre, $40 on the door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Fri 13 Mar @ Django Bar – SPYGLASS GYPSIES

Layout 1Following some huge shows in 2014, Spyglass Gypsies return to the Django Bar on March 13 with their unique brand of French-infused gypsy jazz and swing. The release of their debut album has seen the group achieve national airplay on Triple J and ABC Classic FM, as well as a recently awarded touring grant from the Australian Council for the Arts.

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

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

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

www.spyglassgypsies.com

$15 pre, $20 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Sat 14 Mar – BRAZILIAN SAMBA FUNK PARTY with KRIOLA COLLECTIVE

Kriola web graphic 2A snapshot of the 1970’s Black Rio Samba, Soul and Funk movement in Brazil. FEATURING 10 PIECE ALLSTAR BAND + special guest vocalist Miriam Waks.

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.

Stemming from the well known ‘I like it like that Orchestra’, Kriola Collective features some of Sydney’s best Funk, Soul and Brazilian players from groups such as Banda Black Rio, Burn the Floor, Oba Oba, Mucho Mambo, Jackie Orzasky, Cumbiamuffin and Sambasoul and perform a sizzling, seductive, and syncopated snapshot of the 1970’s in Brazil.
After huge performances at the Basement, Bluesfest, Darling Harbour Fiesta and Sydney Festival Becks Bar they have become a Camelot favourite with their fusion of Brazilian Soul, Funk, Capoeira, Olodun and Rio Carnival Samba.

The Black Rio movement began in the late ’60s and ’70s, the funk and soul music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and many other African American superstars sparked a cultural awakening of black pride around the world. In Brazil that awakening expressed itself in the music of young people of colour from Rio to São Paulo, who ‘Brazilianised’ those North American styles into their own groove thang. The result was a musical movement called Samba Soul. The genre emphasized snappy backbeats, deep and funky bass lines, and jazz horn sections with tinges of salsa and homegrown samba.

James Brown was an inspirational figure for young black Brazilians and his sound sowed the seeds for the Brazilian style ‘Baile Funk’. Along with soul music, ‘traditional’ funk was picked up and taken to the hearts of kids in the major cities of Brazil in the 1970s as an entirely new and thrilling sound inaccessible via the predominantly white, middle class-controlled media. Unusually in a city of such rich live musical history, the pioneering Banda Black Rio were one of the few domestic purveyors of the 70s funk sound taking the city by storm, a group assembled by Soul Grand Prix from the best musicians around to capitalize on the popularity of the music. Other famous artists of Brazilian Soul and Funk were Jorge Ben, Tim Maia, Di Melo, Bebeto and Dom Salvador.

A celebration of Soul, Funk and Samba 1970’s Brazilian style!

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

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Sat 14 Mar @ Django Bar – AFRICAN JAM NIGHT for YACOU M’BAYE’S BIRTHDAY

LC5A7920 (1)Expect funky rhythms and a busy dance floor as Django bar prepares for an African Jam Night to celebrate renowned Senegalese percussionist Yacou Mbaye’s birthday featuring many of his musician friends, including members of Chosani Afrique and Keyim Ba namely Sibo Bangoura, Pape Mbaye, Thiass Mbaye, Fode Mane, Blair Greenberg to name just a few.

$10 | 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 15 Mar – THE GEORGE DOUKAS ENSEMBLE presents REMBETICA

doukasThe George Doukas Ensemble once again presents the Rembetika at Camelot Lounge. This show will explore the ties between what is now known as Rembetika (or Greek Blues) with the music and sounds of Asia Minor (Smyrnaika) in the early 20th century. Come on a journey with the ensemble and discover the music and sounds which helped define Greek culture in the 20th century.

The ensemble is George Doukas (Vocal, Guitar, Tzoura), Irene Vacondios (Vocal, percussion), Jim Gianissis (violin. Vocal), George Xenikis (Guitar), Nathan Pylarinos (Bouzouki, Tzoura), & Christina Bacchiella (Percussion)

$22 pre, $25 door | 6.30pm, 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 15 Mar @ Django Bar – QUEEN PORTER STOMP + BONNIE STEWART

Barreca Band Photos-22-EQueen Porter Stomp will be bringing their quirky brand of swing to Django Bar. This exciting Sydney six-piece are reviving the Roaring 20s with their thrilling swing music. They play authentic New Orleans Jazz and distinctive gypsy originals that create an atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone era.

Queen Porter Stomp guarantee to satisfy your daily requirements of reckless dancing and other forms of vigorous physical movements.

They be joined by the captivating Bonnie Stewart, and her one woman dreamy folk band. She sings, plays mandolin, drums and loops all at the same time.

$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 18 Mar @ Django Bar – THE GYPSY ART CLUB

uGACedEvery Wednesday night…
A sketch-club – a life-drawing session – happens at Camelot Lounge (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, coffees. delicious red wines etc available, as are delicious pizzas!
BYO all your own art supplies – pads, pencils etc.

Only $10 | 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

 



Thu 19 Mar – KEVIN WELCH + DUSTIN WELCH (USA)

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Many of you may know Kevin Welch from his frequent visits to Australia, whether solo, or with his old partners Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin, (Kane Welch Kaplin). Over the years Kevin has written songs for Waylon Jennings (one of which was covered by the Highwaymen), Roger Miller, the great Solomon Burke, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Don Williams, Linda Ronstadt, Tim O’Brian, etc. Considered by many to be one of the founding forces behind the alt.country and Americana movements, Welch now resides in the Hill Country outside of Austin Texas and continues to record, produce, write, and tour the world as a performer.

Dustin Welch grew up in Nashville, surrounded by writers, singers, pickers, and artists of all kinds. His formed his first kid band with the Welch’s neighbour, Cary Ann Hearst, who grew up and became half of the acclaimed Shovels and Rope. His next kid band was with other Music Row offspring including Justin Townes Earle and Cory Younts (who now plays with Old Crow Medicine Show as well as with Jack White). Soon after, Dustin joined the West Coast Celtic punk rock band Scotch Greens playing banjo, and toured all over the world, before settling in Austin to start his solo career.

Writing for Music Connection, journalist Dan Kimpel said: In the hands of Dustin Welch a banjo possesses the ferocious firepower to confront abrasive electric guitars and hard- hitting staccato snares. “It can do a lot more than the three-finger bluegrass type stuff,” says Welch. “It can have a pretty evil sound if you want it to.” A consumate slide player as well, and an intensely literate songwriter, his first two solo records, Whisky Priest and Tijuana Bible put him into the upper realm of Austin rockers. Now the Welch boys have joined forces, and this collaboration, the result of years of hard work and dreams, is on the road and coming to your beautiful country.

$35 pre show, $39.50 on the door |7pm, Show 8pm
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 19 Mar @ Django Bar – JOHN FLANAGAN (MELBOURNE) + DIREWOLF

JJF-colour-1“John Flanagan has a gentle gravity in his voice and words, the kind that makes you stop and listen” – Wally De Backer (gotye)

John Flanagan embarks on an epic National Single Launch Tour during Feb, March and April taking in VIC, SA, TAS, NSW, QLD & WA to celebrate the release of ‘The Last of the Cassette Men’ – the single he wrote after meeting the great singer/songwriter Paul Kelly. John recorded ‘The Last of the Cassette Men’ with Nashville based session musicians as part of the major prize package for winning the prestigious Gympie Music Muster Talent Search. John’s only Sydney show for the tour will be the single launch at Django bar with support from Direwolf.

Combining 70s folk singer/songwriter influences with Appalachian, claw-hammer banjo, John creates an Americana/folk sound that is both familiar and new. John has won over fans at major folk festivals around Australia and he has recently returned from Nashville where he has been working on his next record with producer Viktor Krauss, the brother of Alison Krauss and a world-class producer/bass player in his own right.

The Last of the Cassette Men (single) will be available through iTunes on February 5th 2015.

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Drawing inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Tallest Man on Earth …24 year old Matt Dewar (aka “Direwolf”) is a stout product of the undiscovered indie/folk movement. “His name is true to his music, tragic and wolf like. Full of howls and a lingering sadness” – Sofar Sounds, Sydney

After dusting off some formidable gigs at some of Sydney’s best alternative and mainstream venues, Direwolf plans to tour the east coast of Australia on the back of his most recent release.

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$12 pre show, $15 on the door| Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 20 Mar – STEVE POLTZ (CANADA): IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH

steve poltzDo believe the Hype!

Could it be your last time you get to see Steve Poltz LIVE… or is that alive??  Ok, so last year, he got a little disoriented, his vision went all fuzzy and blacked out on stage, as it turns out Steve Poltz had two mini sub-acute strokes.

So he took some time off, (see cancelled show blog here: http://poltz.com/words/2014/10/25/cancelled-shows) rested up, just so he could jump back on the tour wagon and get back to his most favourite place in the world…..
The Stage, – you thought I was going to say Australia. I think that’s his 2nd favourite place – He heads here in March.

If for some strange reason you have never ever ever heard of Steve Joseph Joshua Poltz – then I am speechless, I have no speech. He co-wrote Jewel’s greatest Hit and number 1 Billboard smash “You were meant for me” He was that guy in the Jewel film clip.

With politically incorrect tales of love, war, murder, divorce, Johnny Cash, transvestites, sewing machines, Heroism, death, Cancer – actually you name a topic – Steve Poltz has probably written a song about it – he takes you on a journey. Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation, highly regarded and has collaborated with the industries best. He has one very impressive resume working with the likes of Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon and Poltz has enjoyed plenty of success including long stretched in the Billboard Top Ten.

That’s how good he is, he can make you feel every emotion, and have you leaving his show, blissfully confused and wanting more. Steve Poltz is unstoppable and a life-force all of his own.  Like I said… he is your friend, through good times and in bad, sickness and in health.

$35 pre sale, $40 on the door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Sat 21 Mar – CUBAN PARTY NIGHT WITH EL ORQUESTON 

el-orqueston-logo-vers-1El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and Changüi. Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, whose credits include being Musical Director for Helpmann award winning show Smoke and Mirrors, this mighty ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras… that feature the sound of three trombones, violin and tres Cubano, on a bed of percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing an all Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Pupy, and Havana De Primera, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end. El Orqueston is comprised of a who’s who of Sydney’s top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by the charismatic Carlos Velazquez, sharing vocal duties and putting out some serious musical energy. Supported by solid harmonies, mellifluous and punchy trombone lines, fiery timbales, congas and bongo, El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.
$17/$22 pre sale, $20/$25 on the door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Sat 21 Mar @ Django Bar – Township-jive party with CHRIS GUDU & AFRO PAMOJA

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From Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja bring the irresistible township jive rhythms to Django Bar is part of their 2015 national tour.

The band has the musical and spiritual grooves from Chris Gudu’s homeland where he grew up not only playing musical instruments and singing with his family, but actually making the instruments, namely guitars and drums.

Chris Gudu was the co-founder of Matonto, alongside his brother Calvin Gudu, and he is the former leader, bass man and lead singer of the group Jive Kayana, which during its days sold out concerts and created big waves at festivals. His up tempo and exuberant music is what is often referred to as “Township Jive Music” and is better known in Southern Africa as Umbaqanga music which sometimes presents a touch of Afro jazz. Umbaqanga music originates from the streets and shebeens of Southern Africa.

Chris Gudu was born into a musical family where he was exposed to a musical environment from a tender age, playing the African drum, singing in church choirs directed by his mother as well as featuring in school choirs and a lot of talent shows from primary to high school. He continues to leap from strength to strength as his music gets more and more attention from media and the fans at large. There is always the unmistakable and unique magic when Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja takes to the stage. Their unparalleled performance has the richness of that unique and powerful soothing yet exuberant, exhilarating and ‘get up and dance’ kind of rhythms. Afro Pamoja comprises some of well respected and sought after talented and well trained musicians who always leave the audience wanting more and more. If you have seen this fine band on stage before you know for sure that you are bracing yourself for another awesome treat. “Completely and utterly out of this world” – The Chronicle

“The Chris Gudu performance is worth experiencing, not just once but over and over again” – The ABC.

As well as enjoying the success of his own concerts Chris Gudu & Afro Pamoja have toured and shared the stage with some of Africa’s greatest legends such as Hugh Masekela, Angelique Kidjo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo and more.

Definitely a dance night not to be missed!

$20 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
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Sun 22 Mar – THE LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET (UK)

LKQ7 - Copy (640x424)The London Klezmer Quartet takes you on a musical odyssey with the whirling, irresistible energy of klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive. The subtleties of the original tradition combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party played on clarinet, fiddle, accordion and double bass. Celebration and soul in a musical fusion that sparkles with life.

“The real deal, to these ears” (Doug Spencer, ABC RN).

$30/$25 | 6.30pm, 7.30pm show
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Sun 22 & 29 Mar @ Django Bar – IF LOVE WERE THE MOON

LisaSchouwNEW01After TWO SOLD OUT nights at Django Bar in 2014, long-time collaborators Lisa Schouw, Penelope Wells, Peter Bailey and Robin Gist return with their new show IF LOVE WERE THE MOON – an absorbing and eclectic mix of original songs by Gist/Bailey/Schouw and some of the 20th Century’s finest songwriters.

Schouw, an ARIA nominated Australian singer/songwriter, interprets an intoxicating blend of songs from the distant past and the near future that speak of the tender borderlands that lie between lovers meeting for the first or last time. This collection of intimate, unadorned songs puts her “richly deep as molasses and sweet as honey” voice front and centre (Drum Media).

Moving effortlessly from pop to jazz to folk and beyond Schouw leaves her audience wondering, “where the hell that voice was coming from. There was a quality to it that was sublime” (Ella James, 2UE).

Along with her partner and record producer Robin Gist (guitars) and multi-instrumentalist Peter Bailey (piano, banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Schouw has created a haunting and powerful music experience. Sometimes delicate, pared-down acoustic guitars are all that accompany her dark and soulful voice – at other times the angular tones of piano and electric guitar or the otherworldly sound of the banjo create an evocative soundscape. “Love and loss exist simultaneously, so we wanted to place the songs at the heart of the work, to give them space to breath,” Schouw says.

For this new show the “luminous and illuminating” Penelope Wells will once again own “the space where melancholy lives” as she brings to the stage songs without artifice. “She sings as if she has known every bruise of every song” (Marie-Louise Herman, Writer/Film Producer).

If Love Were The Moon is an intimate, emotional roller coaster of a night – far from the madding crowds in the inner city heartland of fine music and exquisite melody.

Lisa Schouw, Robin Gist and Peter Bailey will launch their new 6 Track EP IF LOVE WERE THE MOON on SUNDAY 29thMarch at Django Bar. All ticket holders will receive FREE access to a Limited Edition website for download.

$22 pre, $25 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Thu 26 Mar – CARAVAN SLAM

clickThe Caravan Poetry Slam brings together around 20 local poets, a panel of judges, and a room full of what they hope to be, “open hearts instead of roses, open minds instead of rotten tomatoes.” Anyone can sign up and sacrifice their three-minute slam to the open space. Each poem will be scored and then the top three poets compete in a finalist round to decide the winner. Interactivity is integral, with other elements of ‘Emergency Art’ integrated into the night in the form of written confessionals and ‘coughed up’ soapbox-style Emergency Slams.

Admission is just $5, Tickets available at the door | Doors 7pm, starts 8pm

 



Thu 26 Mar @ Django Bar – THE BOMBADILS (CANADA)

Bombadils-low-res-2The Bombadils are a four piece folk ensemble that first connected in Montreal, QC, at McGill University over a shared curiosity surrounding the Celtic and bluegrass traditions. Fiddler Sarah Frank, guitarist and mandolinist Luke Fraser, bassist Alan Mackie, and flutist Anh Phung were raised Canada-wide and trained in classical performance and modern improvisation. Endearingly described by those closest to them as “chamber folk”, The Bombadils have been bringing music and high spirits to festivals, folk clubs, and forests since 2009, allowing diverse influences to flow naturally through their compositions, arrangements and improvisations.

“The Bombadils have all the elements of a great band – a high level of musical proficiency, deep respect for the traditional roots of their material and an engaging repertoire which holds the attention of the listener from beginning to end.”
-Amy Gajadhar, Canadian Folk Music magazine

“This was the band the came out of nowhere and slayed the audience, offering a richer experience for everyone.”
-Liz Scott, artistic director, Eaglewood Folk Festival, Pefferlaw, Ontario

$25 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 27 Mar  – LLOYD SPIEGEL (MELBOURNE)

dff996dd-bd6c-4a79-af23-7fcfa620a526_1920_1920_MaxPlaying his first shows at age 11, quite literally growing up in the music scene and touring the world while most kids were at school has resulted in a unique story and a life-long connection to the blues. A veteran in his early 30s, Lloyd is one of the most influential blues artists and most respected guitarists in the country.

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

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

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

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

$20 | 7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 27 Mar @ Django Bar – JORDIE LANE (MELBOURNE) + ROWENA WISE

JordieLaneLive“…one of the country’s contemporary legends…this gets filed under K, for Keeper” Sydney Morning Herald

Jordie Lane returns to Australia for his first national tour in 18-months, playing songs from his latest EP Not Built To Last and acclaimed records Blood Thinner and Sleeping Patterns.

Lane will be performing in Australia as a duo with Clare Reynolds, who featured on Not Built To Last and has become a regular part of Lane’s live show over the past two years. The pair first performed together in 2012, when starring in the theatre show ‘Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons’.

Jordie Lane’s music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.

It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues.

“He’s got a style that transports your mind back to simpler times and a mind-blowing ability to sing finger-picked woes of lost lovers that echo the stories of your very soul.” Rip It Up Magazine

“Take pieces of of Jeff Tweedy, Ron Sexsmith and Jackson Browne, melt them down in a beautiful crucible of music and you end up with Jordie Lane: a truly diverse folk musician” FBI Radio

$23 pre, $30 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sat 28 Mar – 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, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Sun 29 Mar – THE LAST WALTZ REVIVAL

Last Waltz Revival ShowAt last a group of high calibre Sydney musicians are recreating one of the most famous concerts in rock history.

‘THE LAST WALTZ’ was a concert by Canadian rock group ‘THE BAND’ and was the title of Martin Scorcese’s film that captured their final live performance. This concert became one of the most legendary nights in rock history.

But it wasn’t just ‘THE BAND’ that made the event unforgettable. In the words of The Band’s Robbie Robertson ”We invited a few friends to help us take it home”.

Those friends included Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton Emmy Lou Harris, and many more. These artists were some of the greatest musical influences of their time and many generations to follow.

‘THE LAST WALTZ REVIVAL’ is a re-creation of that evening featuring an 11 piece band performing The Band’s most enduring songs and the music of their many legendary guests.

$25 pre, $30 door | 6.30pm, 7.30pm show
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Thu 2 Apr – THE DAMIAN WRIGHT TRIO

DWright1Damian 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 recently performed as a soloist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, INDIA .

Featuring Damian Wright (Flamenco Guitar), Freedman fellowship winner and National Jazz Awards finalist Ben Hauptmann (Katie Noonan, Gurrumul, Lior etc….) on Mandolin/Guitar & brilliant percussionist James Hauptmann (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice…etc).

“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. 22/02/11

“Wright imbues every piece with the rich, rhythmic structure so characteristic of flamenco. …..A piece like Khyal, by Wright, has haunting harmonics and an evocative Moorish flavour. It’s an imaginative journey: like travelling, without moving your feet”. – Loyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage Online 11/09/08

“Wright is an accomplished flamenco player and composer, who readily accommodates the expansion into wider musical pastures.” – John Shand , Sydney Morning Herald 20/06/09

“I loved the authenticity of this performance, This is blissful music: tabla-fast strums that drench you in tense rhythms; barred left hands with fingered melodies; rock solid beats in rhythms of huge complexity. Just fabulous music and a great eye-opener,” Canberra Jazz.net

$25 | 7pm, 8pm show
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Thu 2 Apr @ Django Bar – FEEL THE MANOUCHE

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

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

$20 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 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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Sat 4 Apr – NADYA & THE 101 CANDLES ORKESTRA

nadya1Nadya Golski, that queen of gypsy soul and her spirited band of virtuoso musicians, The 101 Candles Orkestra, is world music at its best. It has all the verve and style. An alchemical mix of picquant melodies and spellbinding rhythms, styles ranging from Slavic melancholia and Manouche inspired French Chanson embracing Piaf, to romantic waltzes, tangos and boleros, alternating fast rhythms, toes tapping, hands clapping, dancers on their feet, characterises a night with The Candles.

Nadya Golski the central personality and lead singer is renowned for her intense vitality and extraordinary vocal delivery, good humour, unpredictability and charm. She is a warm and humorous entertainer. It is an interesting story which lies behind her performance. Following teenage life in a remote highland village in PNG, Nadya became a sort of super-star in her twenties, singing in pidgin and local dialect, being toured around PNG and the Pacific, and this is where she learned a lot of her extraordinary musicality and ability for harmonies…Since then, years in Paris, working with famous gypsy musicians Nadya has acquired gypsy vocal techniques which enrich her current performance, giving it curvaceous magnitude.The Candles have been performing in and around Europe, across Australia, at Montreux, Edinburgh, Womadelaide, Cziget, Woodford and MONA. Don’t miss them!

$30/$25 | 7.30pm, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Sat 4 Apr @ Django Bar – MARTA PACEK (MELB) & THE JESSICA STUART FEW (CANADA)

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

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

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

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

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

$12 pre, $15 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 10 Apr – SOUL & BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA with Continental ROBERT SUSZ, LIZA OHLBACK & ALI PENNEY

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

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

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

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

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

$22 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Fri 10 Apr @ Django Bar – ROLAND K SMITH + M.E. BAIRD (DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH)

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

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

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

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

$15 pre, $20 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

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Sat 11 Apr – BARRIO LATIN SOUL – Soul & Disco meets Cuban Mambo

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

Following a fantastic debut night at Camelot in November ‘Barrio Latin Soul’ returns to take you back to the barrios of New York for some smooth Soul, funky Latin and groovy Disco celebrating 1960s and 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco and Boogaloo.
This funky 10 piece all star band featuring members of Mucho Mambo, Watussi, El Orqueston, Johnny G and the E types, Hi-Tops Brass Band, Cumbiamuffin and Son Veneno will set the dance floor alight with some serious Soul, Latin and Disco grooves from artists such as Mongo Santamaria, Joe Bataan, Joe Cuba, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto and Pete Rodriguez.

Latin Soul, Boogaloo and Latinised R&B developed in the 1960s in New York and grew out of Latinos expanding the reach of their music beyond the local Latin community and into the wider mainstream American society. Latin soul was a fusion of popular African American R&B and Soul, with Mambo and Cuban Son Montuno, placing a heavy emphasis on its Afro-Cuban rhythms and with songs sung in English. The Latin Soul movement had a great influence on the growing Salsa scene which dominated the New York Latin music scene in the 1970s.

 

$20 | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Sat 11 Apr @ Django Bar – SPARROW-FOLK: suBIRDia

unnamed (1)Award-winning duo Sparrow-Folk are bringing sexy back to suburban Australia in a musical-comedy smash-hit. Thermomix-ing together hysterical songs, the deceivingly sweet pair are jaw-droppingly naughty – it’s Kath & Kim on citric-acid. Terrifyingly sexy…it’s ‘I Love Lucy’ meets ‘Sex in The City.’
‘Not to be missed” ★★★★★ – The Advertiser’Gut-bustingly hilarious’ ★★★★★ -AdelaideTheatreGuide
$18 or $15 for groups of 6+ pre, $25 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sun 12 Apr – ‘FLORIN’ CODOBA with THE TRANSYLVANIACS (ROMANIA)

63930002The Transylvaniacs present and evening of Hungarian, Rom and Romanian music featuring violinist ‘Florin’ Codoba, a living treasure from the village of Palatka in Transylvania, Romania.

From soul wrenching violin, to an adrenaline induced virtuosity, Florin is a living master of the music of his region. Born into a dynasty of musicians, he played his first wedding at the age of 11. After absorbing a music slowly enriched over hundreds of years of tradition, he is now the musician we all strive be!

“Once I was playing in Palatka with my father and uncles. They started to play melodies from their childhood and they started to cry. And I cried with them. But I didn’t know why they were crying. I was a child. When I grew up I realised what it was, when I knew the tunes myself, I understood. That this music, this beautiful thing, is the most beautiful thing in the world.”

Martin ‘Florin’ Codoba 2006.

Accompanied by The Transylvaniacs this is your one chance to catch Florin in Sydney 2015!

$25/$20 | 6.30pm, 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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Thu 16 Apr – JOE FILISKO & ERIC NODEN (USA) with Special Guest JIM CONWAY!

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

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

Their 2015 album “On the Move” is a new collection of material drawing on 1920s-40s American styles of blues, folk and ragtime. Just a few of the duo’s influences include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Bill Broonzy. Joe and Eric’s captivating performances continue to delights audiences at major festivals in the US and Europe. April 2015 will be their second appearance in Australia, following their involvement in Playmakers Workshop (WA) in 2011.

JIM CONWAY will be a special guest for this one-night-only show at CAMELOT. So, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see him on stage again in his favourite venue. ​

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

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

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

$20 full/$15 conc. /$10 kids under 15  |7pm, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Fri 17 Apr – CAFÉ OF THE GATE OF SALVATION: SINGING FOR FREEDOM

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

$25/$15/$10 pre, $30/$20/$15 on the door  |7pm, 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 17 Apr @ Django Bar – BLUE EYES CRY ALBUM LAUNCH (MELB) + PJ O’BRIEN & BAND

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

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

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

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

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

www.blueeyescry.com

www.facebook.com/BLUEEYESCRYBAND

$12.50 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sun 19 Apr – BAKA BEYOND (UK/AFRICA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$12 pre, $15 door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 7.30pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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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, 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 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
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Sat 25 Apr – Memphis Soul Party with JOHNNY G & THE E-TYPES 

1334902461_stax1-e_types_2Johnny G & The E Types are Sydney’s premier soul show and deliver this sensational catalogue of STAX record label classics in the high energy Soul Show while projecting classic vintage soul footage on the big screen.Between 1959 and 1975, the now legendary Stax Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, released international chart-topping hits such as “Soul Man,” “Sitting On The Dock of the Bay,” “Green Onions,” “Midnight Hour,” “Mustang Sally”, “Hard To Handle”, “Knock On Wood”, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”, “Mr Big Stuff”, “These Arms Of Mine” and “Respect Yourself “.  STAX’s trail-blazing artists included the ‘King and Queen of Soul’ Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, ‘Sultans of Sweat’ Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Staple Singers, Booker T and The MGs, and many more.Johnny G & the E Types have gained notoriety for their sell out Memphis Soul Revue concerts. Much like the legendary Booker T & The MGs and the Memphis Horns, Johnny G & The E Types have been wooing audiences as the sharp dressed backing band for Sydney’s finest soul vocalists delivering these STAX soul classics in their raw and original form. This is the southern soul that inspired films including The Sapphires, The Blues Brothers and The Commitments – with the credibility and raw energy that comes from Memphis 1967. Dig it!As well as performing the soul classics of Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, The Staple Family, Eddie Floyd and Wilson Picket, Johnny G & The E Types will perform the sensational hits of Sam & Dave at Camelot Lounge. Sam & Dave were know as “Double Dynamite”, “The Sultans of Sweat”, and “The Dynamic Duo” for their gritty, gospel-infused performances.Sam & Dave were one of the greatest live acts of the 1960s. They were an influence on many future musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Elvis Costello, The Jam, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Joel and Steve Winwood.

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

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

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

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

$25 | 7.30pm, 9pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
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Sat 25 Apr @ Django Bar – LAURA JEAN & BAND (MELB) + ALDOUS HARDING (NZ)

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

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

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

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

$15 pre, $20 on the door | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 9pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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Sun 26 Apr – FELICITY FOX: THE CURLING VINE ALBUM LAUNCH

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

$35/$25 | 6.30pm, 7.30pm show
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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, 8pm show
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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
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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, 7.30pm show
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Sat 9 May – MIRIAM LIEBERMAN

trio_backdrop_smMiriam Lieberman is a singer songwriter with a unique perspective. She accompanies her powerful vocals with kora ( 21-stringed African harp) and acoustic guitar, performing as a soloist and with her trio: Kate Adams (Cellist) and Lara Goodridge (Violinist). Despite this unusual mix of pure classical instruments and something made from a large gourd strung with fishing line there is a musical chemistry between these players and their instruments that melds into a soaringly beautiful soundscape. Miriam’s music blends well-crafted songs with powerful and emotive performance.  Her unique musical style has developed out of long periods of time spent immersed in the distant places and cultures of the music that inspires her and most of all out of a passion for song writing and performance.

$25 | 7.30pm, 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 14 May @ Django Bar – STORMCELLAR

StormcellarCult Roots act Stormcellar promise a night of randomness and marvels as they present ‘Everywhere feels Like Home’, a live music and multimedia celebration of songs from their recent US tours.

Stormcellar is one of Australia’s most successful under-the-radar exports and in full creative frenzy ahead of their 7th release and 3rd US tour in September. Impossible to pigeon hole, made from mutant parts, Stormcellar will be celebrating their weird with joy and guests.

“Absolutely electrifying performance, I was mesmerized from start to finish. You can’t help but dance.” Love Sydney Life Jan ’15

• 6 albums and over 400 shows.
• 27 Months on the Australian Blues and Roots Charts and counting
• 2 # 1 Albums
• Top 50 on the US National Blues Charts
• Back from a highly successful US tour with a 3rd trip already secured.
• Additional international touring under negotiation.

Stormcellar is one of Australia’s most idiosyncratic voices. A unique blend of Urban Roots, Electric Blues, Folk and Country.

$30 | Happy Hour from 6-7pm, 8pm show
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Fri 15 May – PURPLE DOVES – The music of PRINCE

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

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

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

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

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

 

$20 pre, $25 on the door | 7.30pm, 9pm show
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Sun 17 May – PEÑA FLAMENCA

penaflamenca_a9a39301Sydney’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, 7.30pm show
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Thu 21 May – CHARLIE PARR (USA)

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

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

$27 pre show, $30 on the door | 7pm, 8pm show
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All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)
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Fri 22 May – KEYIM BA

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

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

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

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

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

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

$20 pre, $25 door | 7.30pm, 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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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, 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  | 6.30pm, 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, 9pm show
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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, 8pm show
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And…if you’re looking for a party destination…why yes! What a fabulous idea! Camelot Lounge does indeed book private functions (weddings, birthdays, barmitzvahs, book launches etc!) Just email info@qirkz.com and we can have a chat! Or…are you celebrating your birthday at one of our shows???
At Camelot Lounge, the Birthday girl/boy (assuming they are 18+) gets a complementary bottle of wine!!!
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