Eclectic original from Cult accordion ensembles, string quartets & Jazz-ska to alt-country, nu-folk, roots & rockabilly.

Want to play a gig at the Wheaty? Email us at: bands@wheatsheafhotel.com.au

PS: no cover bands or ultra-loud combos please

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat One

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 22 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat One

Fiona Boys (NSW) + Julian James (VIC)

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter. International reviewers reviewers have described her as a ‘musical anomaly’ and ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’!  

 A distinctive finger-picking and slide guitarist, Fiona’s soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecedented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, she has toured widely, performing at acoustic, guitar, jazz, and blues festivals, clubs and cultural centers in more than 20 countries. 

 Fiona’s new release ‘Voodoo in the Shadows’ follows two previous award-winning albums, ‘Box and Dice’ and ‘Professin’ the Blues’which, between them garnered 2015 & 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards for Best Blues Album, the 2017 USA Blues Blast Award for Best Acoustic Album, and final four nominations in the USA Blues Music Awards for Best Album, Best Female Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Female Artist).  Fiona is the only Australian ever to be nominated for these awards, which are considered to be the Grammies of the Blues. 

 

Date: Friday 23 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fiona Boys (NSW) + Julian James (VIC)

Spiral Dance + Jen Lush & Steve Lennox

Fusing folk-law and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance plays an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with mythical tales that will spirit you into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time – this is music that will rattle your ancestors!

Tickets - $10 on the door

Date: Saturday 24 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Spiral Dance + Jen Lush & Steve Lennox

Chris Finnen Electric Guitar Speak Band

For over 4 decades Chris finnen has travelled as a troubadour jounrney man and has earnt the reputation as a ‘guitarist’s ’ guitarist”. Chris brings a wry twist to his original blues music, adding a sly humour to lyrics, focussing in the musing of everyday experiences and embracing a strong sense of community. His restless musical curiosity embraces a tapestry of cultural influences into his live set. He has shared the stage with some of the worlds finest blues musicians including Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Mavis Staples and Roy Buchanan.  Finnen is one of Australia’s most innovative guitarists that will take you on an explorative journey from Delta blues to Chicago to Northern Australia via India and Africa. The final word is ELECTRIFYING. 


Date: Sunday 25 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Chris Finnen Electric Guitar Speak Band

COMA - Phoebe Green - ITI KE MI + Orphan of Kos

The legendary C.O.M.A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005.

C.O.M.A is a musician-led, musician-focused, member based not-for-profit association. It presents a unique opportunity for the creative development and artistic endeavour of a broad range of Australian composers and performers. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia.

 $15 ENTRY - MEMBERS $8


Date: Monday 26 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Phoebe Green - ITI KE MI + Orphan of Kos

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Two

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 29 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Two

Haystacks Calhoon + The High Beamers

Haystacks Calhoon, known as ‘The World’s Strongest Band’, are a ramshackle, barn-stormin’ bar band who know how to get an audience on their feet and stomping along. They play a unique roots concoction they call ‘swampabilly’, inspired by rockabilly, power pop and garage punk. The kind of concoction you swig out of a jug with four X’s on it.

The High Beamers combine rock'n'roll, three-part harmonies and musicianship with a uniquely laid-back Australian sound. The perfect soundtrack for that drive across the Hay Plains, just when white-line fever is starting to set in and you need something to kick-start the heart to bring it home.


Date: Friday 30 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Haystacks Calhoon + The High Beamers

The Reverend and Mrs Rowdy + Nobody's Sweethearts

Matching up two righteous local purveyors of swinging Americana to get the Wheaty jumping the last night of winter.

 The Rowdies – too folk for country, too rockabilly for jazz, too swingy for folk – plus the mighty pedal steel and fiddle Western Swing stomp of Nobody's Sweethearts.

 Taking the wheel of Hank Williams blue cadillac, bringing succour to tired sinners, reviving flagging spirits with classic honky tonk sounds, tasty harmonies, and a swingin’ gospel of drinkin’ dancin’ good-times.

www.facebook.com/nobodysweethearts 

Date: Saturday 31 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Reverend and Mrs Rowdy + Nobody's Sweethearts

Four Lions (VIC) + Sean Kemp

VICTORIAN roots rockers Four Lions started as a solo vehicle for Bendigo-based singer-songwriter Shann Lions in December 2014, after he emerged from an eight-year musical hiatus. 

He was joined by future members, guitarist Keith MacQueen and bassist Greg Perry, for the 2015 debut album Charing Cross, released on the band's own label Verse Chorus Verse.

The songs, chiefly written by Lions, channel his myriad musical heroes - from Wilco to Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty - to conjure up his own intoxicating cocktail of roots, rock, and alt-country, blended with the spirit of a kid who grew up in the Australian bush.

For 2016's follow-up Vahland, drummer/percussionist Gavan Moncrieff and keyboardist Stephen Briggs joined, completing the permanent line-up. New bassist Bradley Bradford came on board in early 2019.

 Four Lions set about cementing their position as one of central Victoria's most prolific and hardest-working bands, extensively touring in the region and releasing a swathe of singles and EPs.

Their third album, 2017's Golden Triangle, was written and recorded in the space of a weekend.

Four Lions released their fourth album, Hard Days, on May 1, 2019. It was Melbourne Herald Sun’s Album of the Week.


Date: Sunday 1 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Four Lions (VIC) + Sean Kemp

COMA - Big Wigs Trio + Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway!

The legendary C.O.M.A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005.

C.O.M.A is a musician-led, musician-focused, member based not-for-profit association. It presents a unique opportunity for the creative development and artistic endeavour of a broad range of Australian composers and performers. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia.

 

Date: Monday 2 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Big Wigs Trio + Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway!

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Three

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 5 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Three

The Fed Peasants + Porchlight Parade

The Fed Peasants first began back in 2014, when Tom and Adriana were cycling around Europe on their honeymoon. The trip was funded partly by busking, and singing to crowds in medieval towns and cities, such as Carcassonne and Cordes sur Ciel, began to rub off on them.

After a few months they went back up to Edinburgh, Scotland, and teamed up with Sax player, Graeme Anthony, Bass player, Oliver Sentance and Djembe player, Aga Banach to start a full band.

The band busked and gigged all over Edinburgh, including many performances at the Edinburgh fringe. And at the end of 2015 they teamed up with producer, Jason Lim, and recorded their first album up in the Scottish highlands.

A few months into 2016 Tom and Adriana moved to Spain which brought an end to the Edinburgh portion of The Fed Peasants’ story. And the project sat idle until 2018 when they had moved to Adelaide, Australia.

Acquainted by a common love of conservation and nostalgia, they teamed up with Pianist, Shivani Preston, Violinist, Simon Despoja, and Percussionist, Solomon Kumar, to get the project going again.

The Fed Peasants are now back performing new and original music in and around Adelaide, with a brand new album recently released.


Date: Friday 6 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fed Peasants + Porchlight Parade

Tara Cotes + Courtney Robb & Snooks

It's the first gig back after having a baby for established singer/songwriter Tara Coates (nee Carragher). 

 A dynamic and seasoned performer with a love of alt country, folk and roots music, she has toured and recorded in both Australia and the USA. 

Tara will be joined by Courntey and Snooks who move between the lines of alt-country-infused folk and blues. Robb’s charged vocal delivery demands something of her listener together with Snooks La Vie's soaring harmonica they create a unique and compelling sound.        


Date: Saturday 7 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tara Cotes + Courtney Robb & Snooks

Wren & The Restless Few - Official Band Launch + Panacea

Description; After months of secret rehearsals, Wren & The Restless Few are gearing up to officially launch their band into the universe and beyond! Join them as they release a set of fresh original work never previously performed and a new and unique sound reminiscent of Soul Country Americana. Supporting them is the ever wonderful PANACEA. Come and celebrate new life and adventure!

Date: Sunday 8 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Wren & The Restless Few - Official Band Launch + Panacea

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Four

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 12 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Four

Sympathy Orchestra

SO formed in 1999 and have recorded two albums—”Rest In Pieces” and “Sword Machine”. They have performed at the Adelaide Festival Of Arts and The Fringe, played a season of West Side Story with the Centre For Performing Arts and members were involved in the soundtrack to Rolf De Heer’s film “Tracker”.

Members are:-
Julian Barnett: SAMIA award winning guitarist, composer, producer.

John Appleby: Veteran percussionist with Chris Finnen, Safari Set.

Istvan Nemeth: Six And four string jazz trained bassist.

Lyndon Gordon: Guitar 


Date: Friday 13 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra

Khristian Mizzi (VIC) + My Cherie

Victoria’s Khristian Mizzi returns from over the border for a string of tour dates in support of his latest offering, “Some Other Morning” (SOM). 2 years since his last release, SOM boasts 10 new cruisey folk tracks backed by strings and designed for a perfect EVERY morning listen.

Drawing inspiration from Leonard Cohen, James Taylor, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and John Martyn, Khristian Mizzi elegantly articulates many contemporary issues faced by Australia and the world today.

His solid and seamless live performances, his love of words and clever use of the English lan- guage underpin a polished song craft and vocal style influenced from the pinnacle of these best 70s singer songwriters. And Mizzi measures up.

Fast becoming one of Australia’s premiere young folkies, Mizzi is selected for most of Australia’s highest profile festivals like Pt Fairy, Illawarra and Melany. In 2017 he was awarded the 'Trou- badour Artist' of the year award at the prestigious VIC ‘The Newstead Live! Folk Festival’.

Khristian Mizzi’s latest and long-anticipated full length album, “Some Other Morning”, drops for his Sept 13-15th SA tour which precede his feature performances in this year’s Fleurieu Folk Festival, Oct 2019.

“Some Other Morning” won’t do. This is actually a daily job. A great blend of humanity, politics and musicality. Available online and via website. 

Date: Saturday 14 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Khristian Mizzi (VIC) + My Cherie

Alison Coppe & The Janes + Naomi Keyte + Georgy & Delilah

Alison Coppe & The Janes
 
Alison Coppe has been playing with her Janes for the last two years in all kinds of corners of all your favourite Adelaide venues. After a short break to conclude a pesky PhD, Alison and The Janes return to The Wheaty to play and celebrate with their signature brand of contemporary Australian rock, soulful and ready to entertain. 
 
'Put your money down for any show where you see the name Alison Coppe...' – The Clothesline

“All that remains is to watch her star continue to rise.” – Glam Adelaide 

“Coppe is charming, humorous and, in every sense, what a musician should be.” – Glam Adelaide

“Alison Coppe is nothing short of outstanding.” In Daily

 
 Naomi Keyte
 
Naomi Keyte gives voice to voiceless things: trees, colours, water, the very air we breathe. Musically there is a delicate meeting of electronic pulses and rhythms, and physical vibration: nylon guitars, violins and pianos. Keyte and her band write and perform minimalist alt-folk pop music that sings to the heart and human experience. Their music resounds with the restraint and warmth of artists like Joni Mitchell, Julia Holter, Sharon Van Etten and Sufjan Stevens. Keyte’s words are ‘beautifully simplistic and are drawn together to tell fascinating stories which she accompanies with vividly painted images’ (June Murtagh, The AU Review). Thoughtfully produced, the group’s music has a narrative in every string plucked and bowed, and a message conveyed in every beat struck and muted. 

Georgy & Delilah

Not afraid to lay her heart out on the table for the world to see, this firey songstress balances ethereal vocals with raw honesty, captivating the audience and pulling them into her world. Hailing from the South Coast of Adelaide, Georgy grew up with her toes in the sand and the fondness of her hometown shines through in her songwriting. The best way way to enjoy this artist is to close your eyes, connect to the warm guitar tones and let you thoughts run away with the lyrics.

Date: Sunday 15 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Alison Coppe & The Janes + Naomi Keyte + Georgy & Delilah

COMA - Zephyr Quartet + Origami (MEL)

The legendary C.O.M.A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005.

C.O.M.A is a musician-led, musician-focused, member based not-for-profit association. It presents a unique opportunity for the creative development and artistic endeavour of a broad range of Australian composers and performers. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia.

 

Date: Monday 16 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Zephyr Quartet + Origami (MEL)

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Five

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 19 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - Heat Five

Steve Eales & Friends (VIC)

A familiar name at Festivals and Clubs, Steve brings his professionalism to each instrument and character. Yet the most common catch cry from his fans is...“That amazing voice!” 

With 8 original studio albums to his name, plus 300 songs written by his own pen for his own career and other artists.

Over 800 venues throughout the world have enjoyed the entertainment brilliance of Steve Eales

Male Vocalist Award, Instrumentalist Awards, Songwriters Award...World Championship of Performing Arts in L.A. California

Male Vocalist Award, Band of the Year Award, Album of the Year Award...Victorian Music Awards Australia

Multiple Vocalist, Albums, Songs and Band awards... Tamworth NSW 

 

Date: Friday 20 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Steve Eales & Friends (VIC)

Gordon Koang (South Sudan/AUS) + Naomi Keyte

Following sold out shows in support of his first single, Stand Up (Clap Your Hands), Gordon Koang returns with a song offering a personal message.


'Asylum Seeker' is his tribute to asylum seekers in Australia - praising their courage and asking them to have patience in the long wait for permanent residency status. In a message published with the release of this new single, Gordon expresses confidence in the Australian government to help asylum seekers by granting their residency. We hope his message will be heard. 

Recently grooving through packed out out shows across the country, Gordon returns to venues in September to showcase this new release. 



Date: Saturday 21 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Gordon Koang (South Sudan/AUS) + Naomi Keyte

Jodi Martin

Jodi Martin’s 2019 National Tour sees her return to the intimate space of the Wheaty’s backroom with a swag of new songs and stories. Jodi (ABC TV Backroads) is touring on the back of her latest music video Did Mother Nature Become a Criminal, the cheeky eco-single co-written with folk legend Arlo Guthrie on a songwriting roadtrip that the pair embarked on together from New Orleans to New York State. Jodi’s rootsy folk style is influenced by country, blues and more, and her heartfelt honesty will have you laughing from your belly one moment and finding tears in your eyes and goosebumps on your skin the next.

$25 on the door


Date: Sunday 22 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Jodi Martin

SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - GRAND FINAL!

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019

Door Fee for All Heats:

$10 entry for non-SCALA members - FREE for SCALA members.

 Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019

 Door Fee for GF:

$15 entry for non-SCALA members

$8 for SCALA members

The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 
Date: Thursday 26 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song Competition - GRAND FINAL!

"The Big Girls Fly" featuring Jenn Barrett and The Night Shift + Meena de Silva and Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Over the footy hype?

Then give the AFL a miss and join us at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton on Sat Sept 28th from 2-5pm when that theatrical, polished and sharp headliner JENN BARRETT AND THE NIGHT SHIFT give a display stage skill, talent and perfor- mance that definitely needs no guernsey. 

The best alternative to the AFL grand final you’ll get this year. Original SA artists: kicking goals!

More info: Mgt 0413 450 521

https://www.jennbarrett.com/ 
https://www.courtneyrobbmusic.com/
https://meenadesilvamusic.wordpress.com/about/  

Date: Saturday 28 September
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
"The Big Girls Fly" featuring Jenn Barrett and The Night Shift + Meena de Silva and Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Jen Lush + The Yearlings

The Yearlings and Jen Lush with her band come together to play a double bill at this favourite city venue. Songs full of sweet longing, words that skip your heart, this is live original music that is both vulnerable and stunningly accomplished.

Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings) combine warm two part harmonies, acoustic guitar and rich electric tremolo landscapes to create a sound that is aged. Old, just the right amount of haunting.
They straddle old and new, bitter and sweet, darkness and transcendence – modern day porch music.
“Skeins of tattered faith from the Never-Never … windblown plains and the quiet roar of the giant Aussie sky … bleak headlights drilling dust and drizzle … driven by a rhythm from somewhere between the windscreen wipers’ pulse and the exhausted, determined heart.” Philip White

Jen Lush writes evocative, starkly modern folk songs spun from the heart. From her diverse artistic background in dance, theatre and electronica music in Europe and the UK, to the folk-tinged music of her recent work, Jen’s love of lyrical interplay coalesce on her 2017 album The Night’s Insomnia. This beautiful collection of Australian poetry crafted into songs has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues in South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
Currently working on her new solo album Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs, mining for simple joys and everyday frailties in acoustic songs which teeter on the edges of folk, alt-country and something entirely it’s own.

Bring the kids, let's celebrate Spring Sunday music afternoons!

$15 on the door


Date: Sunday 29 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Book Online
Booking Fee
Jen Lush + The Yearlings

COMA - Ross McHenry Nothing Remains Unchanged Album Launch19

The legendary C.O.M.A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005.

C.O.M.A is a musician-led, musician-focused, member based not-for-profit association. It presents a unique opportunity for the creative development and artistic endeavour of a broad range of Australian composers and performers. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia.

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $15

 

Date: Monday 30 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Ross McHenry Nothing Remains Unchanged Album Launch19

Kings & Associates + Special guest

On the back of their break through 2019 US summer tour Australian neo blues band Kings & Associates will perform 2 shows in Adelaide and Melbourne this October and November. Since winning 3 of 6 Chain Awards at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards the band has continued their meteoric rise performing with some of music’s biggest names in front of huge crowds in the USA in July, August and September. Their 8 state tour included dates at Mammoth Lakes Bluespalooza appearing with the likes of Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty and Jimmy Vaughn, a co-headline slot with LRB at the Grapefest in Texas, and a live performance on Chicago’s WGN-TV morning show going into 60 mil homes through the USA. While in the US the band tracked their follow up album to the highly successful Tales of a Rich Girl again with 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott. 

$25 on the door


Date: Saturday 5 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
Booking Fee
Kings & Associates + Special guest