Gig Announcement – Legendary bassist CRAIG CALHOUN to play SOUL OF SYDNEY on Sun Oct 22 2017.


★ ★  SOUL OF SYDNEY feat. CRAIG CALHOUN & The Brothers of Oz (Live)
Sun Oct 22 2017 – 2pm ★ ★  

After a well-earned rest over winter, we are so excited to welcome legendary FUNK Bassist ★ CRAIG CALHOUN as your special guests for the SOUL OF SYDNEY jam on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.

★ Limited Tickets from $10 at;

An afternoon of FEEL-GOOD FUNK & OLD SCHOOL party jams & beyond.

Hosted by Sydney Live Soul Funk Powerhouse
★ CRAIG CALHOUN & the Brothers of OZ (Live) ★

plus DJ Support from;
★ SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends.
+ more tba.

★ Soul Patrol dancers & friends.

★ Limited Tickets from $10 at;

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18+ Venue | Strictly for the LOVE | Limited capacity




SOUL OF SYDNEY: Doing it strictly for the LOVE | Dancing in the KEY OF LIFE | Feel-Good Funk & Old School Party Jams | Sydney’s Friendliest Dance-floor



Woolloomoolivin’ Free Kid Friendly Block Party on This Saturday at Woolloomooloo | Hip Hop, Funk

Woolloomoolivin’ – Annual Festival Of Urban Arts And Culture​ : Free Kid Friendly Community Block Party.

On This Saturday at Wooloomooloo​ basket ball courts hosted by our good friends Rosano Snooze​ & Maya Sheridan-Martinez​ of Oceanic Kingz & Queenz​.

Free – DJ Sets – Dance Showcases & Cypher – Live Graffiti Showcases – Basket Ball Comp & more.

Check out their event page for all info

A celebration of our inner city YOUTH & HIP HOP MUSIC & CULTURE featuring

Music : Hip Hop, R’N’B, Soul, Funk, Reggae, Dancehall; a nostalgic journey through the evolution of modern music and dance forms; from its foundations to the present day.


OKQ Summerslam 2017 All Styles Competition hosted by Destructive Steps​ DSDA Inc. with Dj Naiki​

Live Graffiti showcase hosted by Matthew Mistery​ & Mikey Freedom​

Along with local love and support from community service providers: Youth and Family Connect​, PCYC City of Sydney​, C3 Cares​, BaptistCare​, HopeStreet​, CatholicCare Sydney​, Save the Children Australia​, Bounce​, Artspace Sydney​, the Art Gallery of New South Wales​, Firstdraft​. Hosted by Youth and Family Connect and PCYC City of Sydney​.

LOCATION – Corner of Pring St and Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011


LISTEN | A Tribute to Australian Soul Queen RENEE GEYER Tribute.


As a little warm-up for her upcoming Sydney shows this month we put together a homage to the Legendary Australian Soul Jazz Queen RENEE GEYER.

Catch a piece of Australian Soul history as RENEE GEYER performs two rare club shows at Camelot Lounge in a few weeks.

Wed Dec 13 2017 – 7pm at Camelot Lounge 
Thurs Dec 14 2017 – 7pm at Camelot Lounge 



$40 | 7pm doors, 8pm show
Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO
Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)

Renée Geyer’s past is Australian music history. Her career has spanned four decades and is still going strong. A precocious jazz, blues and soul singer in her late teens; Countdown royalty in her 20s; a string of pop, soul and reggae hits spanning the 70s and 80s; her LA years in the studio with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Chaka Kahn; her 90s renaissance with Paul Kelly. She is a singer, a songwriter, producer, and author.

Her career began around 1971 in Sydney, when a girlfriend took her along to the rehearsal of friends who were forming a band. From there, things began to snowball. Her reputation found its way to America and led to an invitation to record an album in Los Angeles with famed Mowtown producer Frank Wilson. While the Movin’ Along album provided another hit at home, in America ‘Heading in the Right Direction’ created confusion. R&B stations loved the record, but didn’t know what to do when they discovered Geyer was a white Jewish girl from Australia.

For the next few years, Geyer bounced between Australia and America and released albums, which include So Lucky, Difficult Woman and Sweet Life. Her career has never stalled. At the end of 1999, Geyer released her frank life story; Confessions of a Difficult Woman through Harper Collins, and 2003 saw her release the Gold selling (and self produced) album Tenderland.

In 2004 Renée hooked up with Brisbane producer Magoo to co-produce her 21st album Tonight, which has received stunning reviews and was nominated for an ARIA award. And in 2005 Renée was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame; a proud occasion in which she joined the ranks of Australia’s most respected and accomplished musicians.

2007 was to be a busy one for Renée, with work on her 22nd album “…Dedicated” released on EMI in early September and a plethora of select appearances around the country, she remains one of our most enduring and endearing artists.

In 2010 Renée released The Ultimate Collection – covering 4 decades of Soul. Whether in the studio or on stage, this is where Renée Geyer is home and continues to wow audiences with her remarkable voice.

Renée Geyer had started out a sensual blues belter. Now she has evolved into a bona fide music icon – someone to look up to for never having let go of her dreams. This consummate entertainer with a proud body of work still transfixes a room with the power of her song.

FILM & MUSIC – Afrobeat Celebration on today – Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit & Zombie | Classic Album Sundays


FILM + MUSIC – On Today our good friends Classic Album Sundays AU are hosting a very special Fela Kuti Full Album Listening Experience & party with the good people at @Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem.


In November, Classic Album Sundays Sydney teams up with Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem to bring you a vinyl listening experience featuring two epic albums from the late master of Afrobeat, Fela Ransome Kuti, and his legendary band, Afrika ’70.

Fela’s incendiary sound, with its never-matched fusion of African polyrhythms, funk and jazz, and its rebellious, anticolonial political themes, continues to inspire and captivate millions of fans and new listeners around the world to this day. These two phenomenal albums, from 1976 and 1975 respectively, on high-quality vinyl courtesy of Knitting Factory Records and played on our hi-fi system, are sure to light up the intimate Bordello at The World Bar.

But that’s far from all: before and after the playback of the albums, the funkmeisters from Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem will keep the dancefloor hot with their deep crates of Afro, samba, funk and all manner of global groove. It’s going to be a powerhouse evening of beats and soul in tribute to the motherland!

Tickets are $15 in advance from Resident Advisor:

Tickets will also be available on the door during the afterparty.

Hosts: J.P. Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)

Audio menu:

– Turntable: Rega RP6
– Cartridge: Rega Exact
– Amp: Accuphase E-202
– Speakers: Klipsch Heresy + Klipsch R10SW subwoofer

About Classic Album Sundays:

Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things in the music that they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favourite recordings.

CAS currently holds regular classic-album listening sessions in London, New York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Oslo and many more cities. As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st century, CAS has received amazing coverage in BBC Breakfast TV, The Guardian, Elle Magazine, NME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.

Check out the wonderful article about CAS Sydney by Kate Hennessy in the Guardian:…/in-full-on-vinyl-no-chatter-h…

Classic Album Sundays was founded by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. Murphy is a radio host (having hosted shows since 1982 and having produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA); an international audiophile DJ (protegé of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London’s Lucky Cloud Sound System); music producer and remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas of Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame); independent label owner (Bitches Brew); and a music journalist. In her younger years, Murphy worked for a number of well-known record shops, where she amassed far too many records.

For much more about Classic Album Sundays, visit the homepage:

About Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem:

Afrobrasiliana is a collective of DJs and record collectors focusing on tropical dance floor sounds from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond.

Starting out as a party founded by El Chino and Tom Studdy, it’s now akin to a family with Astronafrica, @Walking Fish, @DJ JöN and Paris Groovescooter joining the crew after a string of successful sessions.

Specialising in old and new tropical sounds from many of our favourite musical hot spots we play host to regular sessions where we explore these vibes and rhythms through music, dance and good times.

TONIGHT – 73 Till’Infinity Club Night at Ching A Lings | Free Funk, Disco, Boogie & Beyond.


On tonight! Soul of Sydney’s favourite Son, local DJ, Producer & Beat-Maker EDSEVEN will be hosting his dope “73’TILL INFINITY” club night.

As with everything EDSEVEN puts his name to the music style is very eclectic with a heavy focus on dance-floor sensibility, pushing everything from Garage, Hip Hop, Funk & World Music with a heavy dose of Soul.

After holding it down for over 3 years at PLAY BAR (RIP), ramming the joint pushing the finest in underground sounds from all around the world. This is defiantly one we recommend, it is free entry & some of the finest selectors & dancefloors in Sydney.

We are honoured to be part of the new journey tonight, to kick off in style EDSEVEN has invited family and friends, tastemakers and music makers from Soul Of Sydney, Midnight Swim and Behind The Front…

Expect Afrobeat, Cosmic Disco, Hip Hop, Boogie, Broken Beat, Future Soul and beyond…

Phil Toke (Soul Of Sydney)
Krystel Diola (Behind The Front / Low Key Source)
Tom Studdy (Midnight Swim)
Edseven (Lioness Presents / Midnight Swim)

Friday 10th November
Level 1 / 133 Oxford St Darlinghurst

Free entry!



ON TONIGHT: AFRO EXPERIMENTS club night at Tatler Sydney proudly presented by some of this cities finest Afro-Latin musicians, Producers & DJ’s.

Join the movement tonight as the dig deep into the TROPICAL DANCE-FLOOR RHYTHMS pushing the finest in AFRO BEAT, NYORCIAN SOUL, CUMBIA & just about anything else they are feeling.



Free Entry | Tonight from 9pm


Oyobi (LIVE)

QVLN – Quetzal Guerrero(LIVE)

Diego Ruiz

Sunshine Zerda (USA)

Vincent Sebastian

#afrobeat #nuyoricansoul #boogie #breakbeat #afrojams #latinjams #latinbeat #highlife #tonyallen #felakuti

GIG News : SOUL OF SYDNEY Family at LIGHT THE CITY Night Ride at Sydney Rides Festival | Sat 28 Oct 2017


Catch Soul of Sydney Family holding it down as part of Sydney Festival Festival 2017’s "Light The City" Night Ride.

The events is happening this Saturday night down at The Domain.

Come say hello. We will be dropping a few hours of open-air DISCO, FUNK & BOOGIE warmness under the glitter ball light feature.

DJ : DJ Danny De Sousa

Check out their event for more information

Immerse yourself in a night of light and entertainment. Light the City promises to dazzle and delight.

For one night only, Mrs Macquaries Road will be closed to cars and open for people to walk or ride past lights and special effects.

Dance by the water at the silent disco, challenge a friend on the roller racing stage, capture your shots at the Instagram printer or grab a bite in the outdoor lounge.

Arrive anytime from 6pm to 11pm.



Light the City promises to dazzle and delight.

For one night only, Mrs Macquaries Road will be closed to cars and open for people to walk or ride past lights and special effects.

Discover the rainbow path, fairy light canopy, under-lit trees and more along the 2.5km loop.

Soak up the ambience at the harbour-side outdoor lounge where you’ll find:

Halloween silent disco
Grab a set of headphones and dance by the water. Presented by KIIS FM.

Roller racing
Challenge a friend (or stranger) and vie for the fastest time.

Instagram printer
Tag your photos with #sydneyrides or #lightthecity to appear on the big screen or print out.

Glitter ball arena
Join the Soul of Sydney crew for jump rope, soul train and limbo dancing surrounded by spectacular illuminations.

Watch scenes from last year’s Light the City.

STREET ART & MUSIC | Secret Walls


Monorex, Supply & Mr Glasses Agency presents…Secret Walls the world’s largest live art event. 

Sponsored by 47Brand

Starring artists: Its a Secret


Badged as the “Fight Club” of the art scene, artists will battle head-to-head over 90 minutes on a giant blank white wall using only black markers and black paint to create their piece.

1st stop Melbourne at THE VIC in Abbotsford on Monday 6th Nov then heading up to Sydney for the 3 story climb to the STANDARD BOWL in Darlinghurst on Thursday 9th Nov

What is Secret Walls?
Secret Walls (formerly Secret Wars) is the World’s premier live art event. Artists or teams go head to head in a freestyle knockout illustration battle over 90min with the audience deciding the final winner. Inspired by Marvel comics, illustration and graffiti, Secret Walls is a fixture in the global art community for over 12 years and has featured the likes of Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Lauren YS, Buff Monster, Greg Mike, Nychos to name but
a few. What was created in a small bar in East London, has since spawned throughout major cities including NYC, Toronto, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Copenhagen, LA, and Amsterdam. Years of hard work, dedication, and a strong following has meant Secret Walls has pushed the boundaries and raised the bar for artists on an international stage. Whilst constantly supporting and expanding its network for creatives ; one that nurtures and encourages raw talent and provides a creative platform to showcase their work.
The cool simplicity of a monochrome palette mixed with the invigorating effects of time
constraint has proven to be an award-winning concept.

Today, over two thousand shows have been witnessed by the masses in almost every
continent. SW continues to grow and conquer new countries and cities. The dream is to
slowly paint the world black and white.

• 90 minutes on the battle clock
• Only black SW special markers and black acrylic paint can be used as battle weapons
• No pencils / sketches should be on stage or used as reference
• Battles are judged by 2 nominated and neutral guest judges + crowd vote (3 point
system) (using a decibel reader)
• Painted on giant white walls
Tickets are on sale now
Starting at $10 early birds available for all those cash poor arts students and smashed avo on
toasted eaters out there.

$10-$20 + BF


See clips and images from their competitions on their INSTAGRAM profile here:
Secret Walls poster (1)