505 Club

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    280 Cleveland St
    Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW 2010
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505 is an artist run performance space which focuses on quality performance, engaging and nurturing community, and supporting original artists. Having run as an 'underground' space between 2004-2009, in 2010 we move out from the shadows and initiated an exciting new project on the Sydney landscape. Our music venue at 280 Cleveland St Surry Hills is music orientated and 100% performance focused. A space from which to support the local community of inner-city artists/musicians/performers, non-profit groups and audiences. It is our hope that this venue will become a stable home for not only 505 but a number of small arts organisations who have long been displaced into theatres, townhalls, churches and pubs. At the beginning of 2011 we launched our new theatre space at 505/342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, offering independent theatre practitioners a space to develop and present new work.


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Moussa Diakite at 505 Club

24th October

Moussa Diakite was part of Mali's generation of pioneering musicians in the 1970s and ‘80s. Composing and performing music heavily influenced by the...

$15

Johnny Nicol Supper Club at 505 Club

23rd October

Johnny Nicol and Lynn were house hold names here in Australia for a few decades back when your Ma and Pa use to go out dancing and drinking and painting...

$15

Alex Stuart at 505 Club

22nd October

Alex Stuart returns from Paris to Australia, accompanied by four great Australian jazz musicians, to launch his new album Place to Be. His Australian tour...

$15

Old School Funk and Groove Night

21st October

TBA

Soundgun Album Launch Feat

18th October

Soundgun use contemporary compositions from an array of genres as a platform from which to create fine, piano trio music. The results are focused,...

$15

Grant Arthur Cautionary Tales Album Launch

17th October

A young man of singular style, Grant Arthur is perhaps best known as the characterful and inventive musician behind that most outlandish kind of debut...

$15

Abuka at 505 Club

16th October

Brazilian soul-jazz project Abuka is known for its consistent rhythms and corrupted beats. Blending sounds of distant places, from the deep roots of...

$5

Old School Funk and Groove Night

14th October

TBA

Chris Coleman at 505 Club

13th October

Chris Coleman is one of the most in demand drummers in the world today. Having toured the globe and recorded with artist such as Prince, Chaka Kahn,...

TBA

Mr Percival at 505 Club

11th October

Mr.Percival creates spontaneous vocal loops using the human voice, an open heart and over two decades of musical inspiration and experience. The live...

$20

Marsala at 505 Club

10th October

This week we welcome back with open minds and very excited hearts one of Sydney’s musical institutions Marsala. Marsala covers some of the best music from...

$20

Micheline Van Hautem ‘Sings Brel’

8th October

Even though he lived quite a few years ago, and he's a man, and he sings in French, I feel such a very strong connection with Brel's music". And so does...

$30

Old School Funk and Groove Night

7th October

TBA

Soul Jazz Remix

4th October

There’s a whole lot of energy building up to Sydney’s first ever Soul Festival this spring and in the spirit we’ve got this extra special session....

$15

Dontae Winslow at 505 Club

3rd October

If you’re not familiar with Dontae Winslow, now might be a good time to get acquainted. Well known for his contributions for D’Angelo, Queen Latifah,...

$25

Beaten Bodies at 505 Club

2nd October

$15

Steve Magnusson at 505 Club

1st October

Three of the mightiest sounds in contemporary Jazz music collaborate on there national tour to celebrate the release of the debut album ‘Paper Tiger’....

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

30th September

Free

Fraudsters at 505 Club

29th September

TBA

Bandaluzia Flamenco at 505 Club

27th September

BANDALUZIA is an acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA nominated virtuoso guitarist Damian Wright. Bandaluzia was awarded “Best Dance...

$25

Bandaluzia Flamenco at 505 Club

26th September

BANDALUZIA is an acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA nominated virtuoso guitarist Damian Wright. Bandaluzia was awarded “Best Dance...

$25

Adam Page at 505 Club

25th September

Looping vocals, beatboxing and an array of instruments... including his beard, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page makes every audience member feel a part of...

$15

Billie McCarthy at 505 Club

24th September

Billie McCarthy is a country girl who took the jazz bus to the city and had a dirty love affair in a back lane with neo soul. A smoky brew of jazz diva ,...

$15

Old School Funk and Groove Night

23rd September

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

22nd September

Free

Darryl Beaton and the D1 Cartel

20th September

Since releasing their sophomore album From The Ground Up Australian “World Funk” band Darryl Beaton & the D1 Cartel have exhilarated audiences across the...

$15

Sirens Big Band at 505 Club

19th September

Sirens Big Band, Sydney's 17-piece super-collective, is raring to hit the stage and reveal the new tunes they’ve been writing over the last six-months....

$20

Sun Rai with Ben Vanderwal

18th September

Sun Rai is Rai Thistlethwayte’s Jazz/Soul/Pop solo project - as featured on L.A. blog 'Filter Magazine.' After selling out shows at Sydney's 505 and...

$15

Sun Rai with Ben Vanderwal

17th September

Sun Rai is Rai Thistlethwayte’s Jazz/Soul/Pop solo project - as featured on L.A. blog 'Filter Magazine.' After selling out shows at Sydney's 505 and...

$15

Old School Funk and Groove Night

16th September

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

15th September

Free

Sonido at 505 Club

13th September

One of there most enchanting and heart warming live musical experiences we’ve ever had at the club. 'Sonido de los Andes' was formed in 1977 by a group of...

TBA

Jimmy Rigg at 505 Club

12th September

Jimmy Rigg is a rum swillin', womanisin', sonovabitch, with a band of the loosest, hottest cats in the country, and a voice as deep as the mighty...

$20

Free The Beats

11th September

Free The Beats is your Local collective of Beat nerds and Electronic Musicians that embrace technology to push the boundaries of performance and sound....

Free

Greg Coffin Trio at 505 Club

10th September

Having performed together for well over a decade and on the back of having just recorded their long awaited second album the Greg Coffin Trio are excited...

TBA

Old School Funk and Groove Night

9th September

Free

Roger Manins ‘Hip Flask’ Album Launch

8th September

Whoooahh! Hip Flask has finally released another CD! Damn! The original, classic album " Hip Flask" was recorded by Neil Sandbach way back in 2000 AD, but...

TBA

The Strides at 505 Club

6th September

Hailing from Sydney, THE STRIDES have become a new force for Urban Roots music. Fronted by Reggae master Ras Roni from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC...

TBA

Feel Good Friday Fringe Festival Jazz Session

5th September

Occasionally on a Friday night we throw a party to show you all what being a Jazz bar is about. This one is extra special because its the Feel Good Friday...

Free

Ursula Yovich at 505 Club

4th September

Recently listed as one of the Top 21 most iconic Women of the Australian Stage, Page and Screen by The Age, five time Helpmann nominee URSULA YOVICH has...

TBA

Slowpoke Rodriguez at 505 Club

3rd September

Slowpoke Rodriguez is a unique line up that play a mix of styles unlike any other. The music takes you on a journey to a global village nirvana where the...

TBA

Old School Funk and Groove Night

2nd September

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

1st September

Free

Rosie Henshaw and Billie McCarthy

30th August

She draws an audience into an intimate space with her quiet presence and charms them along the journey of her songs, with her creative energy & musical...

$15

Lionel Cole at at 505 Club

29th August

Having already lived half a life of incredible music making and with fans all over the globe, Australians are catching up with the obscenely talented...

$15

Tiny Hearts Album Launch

28th August

Tiny Hearts is a collaborative ensemble founded by Eamon Dilworth & Paul Derricott, two of the most exciting voices in contemporary Jazz. The music draws...

$10

Mary Rapp Sextet

27th August

Mary Rapp's music is the culmination of far too many frustrated years studying music, years of experimentation with new sounds and techniques, and years...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

26th August

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

25th August

Free

Jo Lawry at 505 Club

23rd August

Australian-born vocalist Jo Lawry’s debut album I Want to Be Happy was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the “Best CDs of the Decade” in...

$20

Will Vinson Quartet with James Muller

22nd August

For a second night we are treated to one of the great saxophonists of our time with dare we say it one of the most jaw dropping guitarists on the planet...

$20

Will Vinson Quartet with James Muller

21st August

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to hear on of the great saxophonists of our time performing live with no less than our own great James Muller in...

$20

Alice Terry Quartet

20th August

Alice Terry is raw and rootsy with the soul of her country upbringing, yet the shades of Jazz, Pop/Rock that colour her tunes are distinctively urban and...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

19th August

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

18th August

Free

Jeremy Costa Album Launch

16th August

A kaleidoscope of sounds and styles, Motown grooves and rock guitar, classic melody and 21st century determination, ‘Love Love Love’ is Jeremy Costa at...

TBA

Phil Slater ‘Sun Songbook’

15th August

The Sun Songbook plays music inspired by the compositions of Peter Sculthorpe. Both Slater and McMahon studied composition with this Australian...

TBA

Free The Beats

14th August

Freethebeats, Australia's largest collective of forward thinking electronica producers has come a long way since its inception in 2009. Electronica, jazz...

Free

Hammerhead ‘Mosaic’ Album Launch

13th August

Hard Swinging sextet Hammerhead return to the club after an absence of over a year to feature tunes from their highly anticipate debut CD ‘Mozaic’ ....

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

12th August

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

11th August

Free

The Catholics at 505 Club

9th August

The catholics are one of Australia's most distinctive contemporary groups. Leader, composer and bassist, Lloyd Swanton, is known for his work with...

$15

The Nuyorica Orchestra and Latin Jam

8th August

The Nuyorica Orchestra is a band comprising of some of Sydney's most prominent Latin musicians. The word Nuyorica describes an era in the 70's when New...

$15

New Bermuda Circus

7th August

New Bermuda Circus come together to make warm, fuzzy sounds with spontaneity and attention to groove. No journey is ever the same. Comprised of members...

TBA

On The Stoop 9 Piece Band

6th August

On The Stoop come together with a cacophony of infectious Cumbia, Eastern-European, Spaghetti-Western, Tango, Balkan, punk sensibility. Fresh off the back...

TBA

Old School Funk and Groove Night

5th August

Free

Jazz Jam Session and Games Night

4th August

Free

Gang Of Brothers at 505 Club

2nd August

Music that crosses over genres, deeply funky and seriously Phat. Their culturally diverse and influential style digs deeper and deeper in the pocket of...

$15

Feel Good Friday Jazz Session

1st August

For the second year running 505 has been named in the prestigious DOWN BEAT magazine as one of the Best Jazz Clubs in the World! And for the second year...

Free

Mietta at 505 Club

31st July

TBA

Karl Laskowski Quartet at 505 Club

30th July

After a long tenure as the tenor saxophone along side the great Mike Nock. Laskowski brings us his own Quartet offering. A bold warm sound and intelligent...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

29th July

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Jazz Jam and Games Night

28th July

We’re expanding our Mondays into a weekly Jazz Jam Session with some great local players and special guests. Roll that into our fun games night and it’s...

Free

Gang Of Brothers at 505 Club

26th July

Music that crosses over genres, deeply funky and seriously Phat. Their culturally diverse and influential style digs deeper and deeper in the pocket of...

$15

Mister Ott at 505 Club

25th July

After a sell out show earlier this year ‘The Dog’ are back with there Jazzified Afro and Broke Beat Funk. There studio album ‘Mad Stream’ was described as...

$15

Joseph Tawadros Quartet at 505 Club

23rd July

Double ARIA Award winning Joseph Tawadros is back for another amazing night of totally new and exciting original music. His recent album launch was a sell...

$30

Old School Funk and Groove Night

22nd July

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Jazz Jam and Games Night

21st July

We’re expanding our Mondays into a weekly Jazz Jam Session with some great local players and special guests. Roll that into our fun games night and it’s...

TBA

Martha Marlow at 505 Club

19th July

Martha is a third generation musician in a respected musical family and writes with wisdom beyond her years. Growing up with Nick Drake’s Riverman as your...

$15

Kristin Berardi Band at 505 Club

18th July

One of the most highly revered and remarkable vocal artists returns to the 505 stage. Berardi is unquestionably one of the finest talents around and a...

$15

Chuparosa at 505 Club

17th July

An ever expanding conglomerate of reggae, groove, dub, ska, dubstep, upbeat funk, party madness…. Good time, let your hair down, Reggae fans will be out...

$15

Casey Golden Trio Album Launch

16th July

One of our regular favourites at the club this inspiring and forward thinking contemporary piano trio. After a busy few weeks playing around the East...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

15th July

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Jazz Jam and Games Night

14th July

We’re expanding our Mondays into a weekly Jazz Jam Session with some great local players and special guests. Roll that into our fun games night and it’s...

Free

Emma Pask at 505 Club

12th July

One of the great ladies of song "Emma Pask" This performance will sell out, so be sure and book your tickets in advance. Emma and her swinging trio have...

$20

Waiting For Guinness at 505 Club

11th July

The darlings or the bastards of Sydney subversive culture, masters of dance floor mayhem. and troubadours of our troubled times. From the Opera House to a...

$15

Free The Beats

10th July

Free

Amy Rose at 505 Club

9th July

TBA

Old School Funk and Groove Night

8th July

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Jazz Jam and Games Night

7th July

We’re expanding our Mondays into a weekly Jazz Jam Session with some great local players and special guests. Roll that into our fun games night and it’s...

Free

The James Muller Trio at 505 Club

5th July

One of the greatest guitar trios on the planet for two nights! After relocating back to his home town of Adelaide this remarkable guitar virtuoso and...

$20

The James Muller Trio at 505 Club

4th July

One of the greatest guitar trios on the planet for two nights! After relocating back to his home town of Adelaide this remarkable guitar virtuoso and...

$20

Steve Balbi at 505 Club

3rd July

Virtuoso musician, songwriter and performer, Steve Balbi has walked the line… experience his story being told in Balbi’s own way – through music. The...

$25

Guy Strazz Quartet at 505 Club

2nd July

Eastern Blues and Things' is the life work of guitarist Guy Strazz. The Quartet features some scintillating musicianship and compositions best titled...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

1st July

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Mr Ott at 505 Club

28th June

Inspired by Ethiopian artist Mulatu Astatke and from touring to Ethiopia with Dereb the Ambassador, saxophonist Matthew Ottignon has assembled Ellen...

$15

Paul Greene Album Launch

27th June

Singer-songwriter extraordinaire Paul Greene has been working at the coal face of Australian music for more than a decade, touring relentlessly,...

$15

Greg Coffin Trio at 505 Club

25th June

Exquisite contemporary Jazz pianist Greg Coffin and his trio have made a name for themselves creating sublime original music for the last decade. One of...

$10

Old School Funk And Groove Night

24th June

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night With Live Jazz

23rd June

Free

Carl Dewhurst Trio at 505 Club

21st June

Two cutting edge guitar trios take the stage for a night of great contemporary Jazz along with some genre bending, forward thinking play. Carl Dewhurst is...

$15

Feel Good Friday Jazz Session

20th June

Free

Dr Kong And The Stemcells

19th June

This 8 piece funk outfit has somehow been subjected to temporal experimentation. Hailing form some unknown future they journey with there 70’s funk...

$10

Steve Hunter Album Launch

18th June

This four piece made there debut on our stage a year ago and just happened to record the experience. It was one of the most blindingly ecstatic this...

$15

Old School Funk And Groove Night

17th June

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night With Live Jazz

16th June

Monday, it’s the new Sunday! Come down and enjoy some live Jazz and play Giant Jenga, Mario Kart, Pictionary, Scrabble, Backgammon, Chess, Battleship, UNO...

Free

Arrebato Ensemble at 505 Club

14th June

Arrebato Ensemble is a diverse group of talented musicians who have worked together to develop original music with contemporary flamenco as the...

$15

Baz 'Laa" Single Launch

13th June

One of the highlights of the Jazzgroove Summer Festival in this year BAZ take the stage once more. These live shows are rare as hens teeth and with the...

$10

Lionel Cole at 505 Club

11th June

Having already lived half a life of incredible music making and with fans all over the globe, Australians are catching up with the obscenely talented...

$20

Old School Funk And Groove Night

10th June

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Dawn Of Midi With The Alister Spence Trio

7th June

Courtesy of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival we are proud to present one of the highlights of the year. The unprecedented and revolutionary Dawn...

$25

Java Quartet Album Launch

6th June

The Java Quartet celebrate 20 years with the release of their seventh album and a June tour. The appropriately named new album, Together, returns to the...

$15

The Tango Saloon 'Don't Close Your Eyes' Launch

5th June

Romero Records is very happy to announce the brand new single for The Tango Saloon, 'Don't Close Your Eyes' featuring vocalist Elana Stone. Since the...

$15

Mike Nock Trio at 505 Club

4th June

Undoubtedly two of the finest Jazz pianists that we may boast as Sydney’s own. Mike Nock’s pedigree is nothing short of royalty having performed with...

$15

Caitlin Park 'The Sleeper' Album Launch

1st May

TBA

Jonathan Crayford

30th April

Jonathan Crayford is perhaps New Zealand’s most exciting export to the world of music. This prolific composer, performer and pianist spent 20 years honing...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

29th April

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night with Live Jazz

28th April

Free

Sonido

26th April

Sonido de los Andes' was formed in 1977 by a group of young musicians after emigrating from Latin America inspired by the music made from there...

$15

Bandaluzia with Johnny Tedesco

25th April

After two sell out performances earlier this year the remarkable and show stopping dancer Johnny Tedesco, from Melbourne's Arte Kanela, returns with the...

$25

Malo Malo

24th April

Exciting new 8-piece orquesta Malo Malo will seduce you onto the dance floor with classic live salsa from 1970's Bronx via Cuba and Puerto Rico. Featuring...

$10

Sun Rai and Ben Vanderwal

23rd April

LA blog 'Filter Magazine' said about one of Sun Rai’s new tunes: 'A jam hasn't made us feel this inexplicably giddy and unstoppable—like we could walk on...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

22nd April

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

The Vampires

17th April

These two like-minded quartets are like kindred spirits, making this one-off double bill a night of rare music . The World According to James is a well...

$15

Alex Gibson

16th April

Alex Gibson is a unique song writing talent based in Sydney, Australia. Alex has recently emerged into the public eye having been featured as a finalist...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

15th April

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night with Live Jazz

14th April

Free

Slowpoke Rodriguez

12th April

A night of contemporary groove music with two fabulous bands creating fresh sounds and grooves influenced by Jazz, Afro-Beat, Funk, Popular and Latin...

$15

Free The Beats

10th April

Freethebeats, Australia's largest collective of forward thinking electronica producers has come a long way since its inception in 2009. True to their...

Free

Joseph Tawadros Trio

9th April

One of the worlds greatest musicians returns to 505 for a one night only performance. After recently recording what is sure to be another ground breaking...

$25

Old School Funk and Groove Night

8th April

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night with Live Jazz

7th April

Free

Julien Wilson Trio Album Launch

5th April

One of the truly outstanding contemporary music groups to have emerged form Australia. They have performed sold out concerts at festivals in Berlin,...

$15

Lachy Doley Group DVD launch

4th April

Recorded live at 303 in Melbourne as part of their S.O.S. album tour 2013 This new DVD captures The Lachy Doley Group at their absolute best. Lachy...

$20

Casey Golden Trio

2nd April

For their first gig of year, the Casey Golden Trio returns to 505 for another piano trio double bill. With a national tour over the coming months and a...

$10

Old School Funk and Groove Night

1st April

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free

Happy Monday Games Night

31st March

Free

Miriam Lieberman at 505 Club

29th March

Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman ……somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the...

$15

Kriola Collective with DJ Elchino

28th March

Following a packed night in August, 10 piece Brazilian Soul and Funk band ‘Kriola Collective’ will return to 505 to fill the dancefloor with a snapshot of...

$20

Leah Flannagan Single Launch

27th March

Leah Flanagan’s new single depicts a tender enigmatic devotion housed in an exquisite soul ballad. "Everything" soars from its gentle rhythmic poise into...

$17.50

Adrian Cunningham Quartet

26th March

"Adrian Cunningham is more proof there's a lot going on in Australia's Jazz scene." Album Review, Cadence magazine, New York "Adrian Cunningham's...

$15

Old School Funk and Groove Night

25th March

Playing the tunes that shaped modern Funk, Jazz and Soul music. A fast favourite at the club the Old School sessions have a party atmosphere and attract...

Free