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

Aine Tyrell + Koral Chandler

Irish Australian artist ´Aine Tyrrell has taken yet another powerful and creative leap with her latest release – new EP ' Fledging Fall.

Fledging Fall is out now through Brisbane label SugarRush Music and still captures elements of her traditional folk roots. But this striking group of songs captures a new confidence as she finds a new creative voice and a whole new palette of sounds. It is also a record where ´Áine has taken collaboration to new levels – this time working with re-knowned Irish songwriter Glen Hansard whom she met on his 2016 Australian tour.

  “My musical family flew in from all corners of the world to see what they could add to our three days of work. The songs flew back and forth from Australia to Ireland to America and each time I was in awe of the hands that came into help this little EP hatch into the best damn thing it could be. The only thing that interrupted our recordings were the birds. Chickens, magpies, and all the other birds of the forest came and checked in every now and then to see what we were up to. We decided on a name of ‘Fledging Fall’ for the body of work as this piece of work represents the idea of what comes next after the hatching of my first album.” She says.

 The release of Fledging Fall comes as Áine not only works on her sophomore album, but has just completed her first European Tour in over 6 years – which saw her receive rave reviews and added to stations such as RTE and get into the top ten of world music itunes charts in Ireland and Australia simultaneously.

 Australian audiences will get the chance to experience Fledgling Fall live with a major national tour throughout September/October and November 2017 including major festivals and supporting some of her fellow Irish songwriters Wallis Bird and Declan O’Rouke.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Aine Tyrell + Koral Chandler

Jed Rowe (VIC) + Paddy McHugh (QLD)

Two of Australia’s finest songwriters join forces for one night only at The Wheatsheaf as they both launch new albums. Melbourne’s Jed Rowe and Brisbane’s Paddy McHugh are both sharp-eyed watchers of Australian life, and both spin their observations into songs that ring true and pack an emotional punch. 

Jed Rowe’s ‘A Foreign Country’ is his 4th album, written in a rented apartment above the street in Northern Germany while Rowe was on tour in 2016, and recorded in Melbourne with ARIA Award Winner Jeff Lang. The album showcases Rowe’s emotive vocals and sublime slide guitar playing. Rolling Stone called it “Heartland alt-country shot through with nostalgia.” 

www.jedrowe.com

Paddy McHugh’s 2nd album ‘City Bound Trains’ is intelligent country, poignant and vivid. McHugh comes from the Paul Kelly school of song writing in that simplicity is key and everyday life makes the best stories. Produced by Brendan Gallagher (Karma County), the album is powerfully raw and real, and showcases this growing songwriter’s talent to a tee. “This is music that’s raw, dusty and authentic.” Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
 Jed Rowe (VIC) + Paddy McHugh (QLD)

Tristen Bird Album Launch (VIC) + Sarah Straschko + Courtney Robb

It has been a big few months since Tristen Bird's first single release with successful showcases at the 2017 Americana Music Festival in Nashville including a sold show at the Bluebird Cafe.

It is with much excitement that we announce the 2nd single from the new record, 'Yonder Comes The Sun'.

Officially released on Friday the 20th of October, 'Yonder Comes The Sun' was recorded in Melbourne Australia and in Muscle Shoals Alabama with mixing in both Melbourne and in Memphis Tennessee at the famed Phillips Recording Service with Grammy award winning producer Matt Ross Spang (Dave Cobb/Jason Isbell/Margot Price/Chris Stapleton).

With songs born out on the road and in the studio, the album of the same title 'Yonder Comes The Sun' is now available for pre-order now through iTunes music with the first single 'Anywhere You Wanna Go' also available now at Spotify and iTunes.

The album release date will be announced shortly with an anticipated release for February 2018.

Tristen will be hitting the road this October with a national tour including special guests Sarah Straschko, Courtney Robb and Van Walker.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tristen Bird Album Launch (VIC) + Sarah Straschko + Courtney Robb

The Baker Suite Band + Nancy Bates

"Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Baker is among the Australian music scene’s best-kept secrets. A poet’s eye for lyrics and an educated ear for melody and rhythm, his elegant and understated roots-inflected albums rank alongside those of acclaimed national treasures such as Paul Kelly and Shane Howard".
The Australian 4.5 Stars****


Beautifully crafted art-folk songs delivered with a twist of Parisian jazz.

The Baker Suite are John Baker (guitar/vocals) and Gayle Buckby (accordion, vocals), Julian Ferraretto (violin, mandolin, saw), Lyndon Gray (double bass), and Enrico Mick Morena (drums).  

$15 ON THE DOOR

Date: Sunday 22 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Baker Suite Band + Nancy Bates

COMA: KRISTEN BERARDI & JAMES SHERLOCK ALBUM LAUNCH

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 23 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: KRISTEN BERARDI & JAMES SHERLOCK ALBUM LAUNCH

SCALA: Henk Groot, Kylie Brice, Los Mescalitos

 Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

Date: Thursday 26 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Henk Groot, Kylie Brice, Los Mescalitos

The Satellites

One of Australia’s finest exponents of rockabilly and roots music, The Satellites are an enthusiastic bunch of songwriters and musicians dedicated to real rock music.

Listening to the Satellites perform and it’s no wonder why they have sustained such longevity throughout their career.

Belinda’s distinctive vocal style and solid rhythm guitar is one of the driving forces of this act. Weather belting out a wild 50’s flavoured rockabilly tune or delivering a sultry & sweet ballad, you’ll be amazed at how authentic and captivating it is to be part of the show.

Steve M’s solid pounding bass and energetic performance coupled with his gravely vocal tones makes for the perfect complement to a solid line up of performers.

Lee keeps the whole thing together with his tight and snappy rhythms on the drums. He’s performed with many great acts and can belt out the coolest of rhythms that would make the likes of Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich proud!

Steve G is the tone that shapes their sound. From screaming guitar solos (ala Brian Setzer style), to his unbelievable cool and mellow sound that you would swear were coming straight out of a 1959 Sho-Bud pedal steel. Steve’s talents are unmistakable and a joy to hear.

Together you have the best line up of The Satellites since their inception way back in 1994.    

Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites

Golonka

Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. 
Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death - and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!


Date: Saturday 28 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka

Matt Katsis (VIC) - As the River Runs Tour w/ Billy The Tree & The Ranger (SA)

Matt Katsis

Blending Blues, Roots and Folk music, Matt Katsis’ raw vocals and command of the acoustic guitar have endeared him to audiences here and overseas. Over the past three years he has played more than 100 in-venue shows as well as numerous street performances and festivals, including Queensland’s Blues on Broadbeach, Victoria’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

 In 2014 -2015 Matt travelled to the US for a string of shows in Oregon and embarking on a search for creative inspiration through Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. Following the release of his blues-inspired EP ‘The Burke & Wills Sessions’ in 2016, coupled with a host of live shows and festival performances, Katsis shows no sign of relaxing the pace in 2017 with a fresh new EP release titled ‘As the River Runs’ alongside tour dates across the country.

 www.mattkatsis.com

 

Billy The Tree & The Ranger

Local indie singer songwriter Billy The Tree released his debut album ‘Last of the Singing Peace Chiefs’ in 2016. The album features warm acoustic melodies, strewn with catchy, bluesy upbeat guitar riffs and powerful harmonica soloing.

This year he has joined creative forces with drummer Brent Lores aka The Ranger. The result is a rockier bluesy Tree with electrified guitar licks and riffs, and The Ranger’s thundering drum solos and rhythms. Presenting new songs and drumified spontaneous jams! 

Date: Sunday 29 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Matt Katsis (VIC) - As the River Runs Tour w/ Billy The Tree & The Ranger (SA)

Mike Festa Band

Mike Festa got his first guitar in 1964 in New York City.  By 1969, he was recording regularly in New York studios. 

After eight years of playing professionally, he recorded two worldwide-released albums with the 1970s band he formed called The Rockspurs.  In 1982 while living in London, he became lead guitarist for the top artist Shakin’ Stevens and toured Australia, New Zealand, and all of Europe. 

Mike moved to Austin, Texas ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ in 1984.  There he met his wife and together they moved to Adelaide in 1997.  He is proud to be an Australian citizen and since forming his band in South Australia he has performed hundreds of times in all venues that feature blues. 


Date: Friday 3 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mike Festa Band

Blue Katz

Blue Katz have been rocking Australia for twenty years with their great blend of blues, swing and rock ‘n’ roll.

STEVE GOWER is the hills blues master with a heart full of rock. His intense guitar, harmonica and singing will blow you away.

STU DAY provides the throbbing soul in the caverns of bass and sings like a man possessed.

BILLY REGIONE burns down the rhythm with his kit of drums. A swingin’ shufflin’ shapeshiftin’ tricksterman.

From the classics of the 1950s to their own exciting original material the Katz are sure to knock you out.

 

Date: Saturday 4 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Blue Katz

Pony Face plus Special Guest: Lucie Thorne (VIC)

PONY FACE have well and truly established themselves as one of the most revered & beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Straddling the divide between blissful and brooding, these innovative cult rockers take listeners on a kaleidoscopic aural journey, dazzling with an energy and force that captivates intimate rooms and festival stages alike. 

"Pony Face are pure class. Unhurried sonic explorers looking for light even in the dark, quiet corners of song. Despite their impressive back catalogue, one has the sense their best work is still to come…" Karen Leng - Double J
 
"The first time I ever heard Pony Face I was hypnotized and agitated all at once. I couldn't move until I inhaled every last, achingly beautiful sound, but I also had that impatient need to find out who the f*** they were and where they were from" Fee B Squared RRR

 "Thorne writes some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" **** The Age

 

Date: Sunday 5 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Pony Face plus Special Guest: Lucie Thorne (VIC)

COMA: SAM CAGNEY'S - LITTLE CLOUD + NATHAN BROWN TRIO

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 6 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: SAM CAGNEY'S - LITTLE CLOUD + NATHAN BROWN TRIO

Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Elder Conservatorium of Music present an evening of original music by students of the Popular Music program.  

Featuring 5 bands, come and experience the work of some of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging songwriters.  

7:30pm

Free Admission.


Date: Wednesday 8 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

SCALA: THE GATES + MADDY COUTTS + TAKE 3

 Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

 

Date: Thursday 9 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: THE GATES + MADDY COUTTS + TAKE 3

Mackenzie + Dean Forever

It has been a heady few years for Adelaide indie pop band Mackenzie, after beginning as the lightbulb moment of local singer/songwriter Emily Bettison back in 2014.

The five-piece have been developing their sound into something intriguing and contagious, offering powerfully rhythmic and vocal-driven live performances that will be sure to have you grooving. 

Gearing up to record their second EP at Chapel Lane Studios in late 2017, Mackenzie will have new music for you soon.


Date: Friday 10 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mackenzie + Dean Forever

Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

 Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne.

Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY.

He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound, while "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" won 'Best Video' in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. He has also co-presented a radio show on Melbourne's Triple R community radio station for five years (from 2009) called Banana Lounge Broadcasting aka "BLB".

https://www.facebook.com/davegraneymusic 

$20 + BF @OZTIX - $25 on the door


Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

 Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne.

Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY.

He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound, while "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" won 'Best Video' in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. He has also co-presented a radio show on Melbourne's Triple R community radio station for five years (from 2009) called Banana Lounge Broadcasting aka "BLB".

https://www.facebook.com/davegraneymusic 

$20 + BF @OZTIX - $25 on the door


Date: Sunday 12 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

COMA: TED VINING "BLOW"

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 13 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: TED VINING "BLOW"

SCALA: KEITH PRESTON & PAUL ROBERTS + BOYD WILLIAMS + RIVER LANE BAND

 Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

 

Date: Thursday 16 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: KEITH PRESTON & PAUL ROBERTS + BOYD WILLIAMS + RIVER LANE BAND

Jimmy Meegan & The Shakas of Shakatown Single launch + Delia Obst

The Man, The Myth, the Maverick; Jimmy Meegan returns with his new single "New York." Since his formative years Jimmy Meegan has been the front man of premier party group Jimmy & The Mirrors; touring across the country and leaving a trail of facepaint in every town from Wentworth to whereeveryoudontwanttobe. Then Jimmy "matured" and learnt about streaming and illegal downloading. So Jimmy became the lead singer of Adelaide's most in demand wedding band The Uptown Seeds.
 
Now, Jimmy returns to his bankrupt vagabond roots with his new single "New York." Recorded in Nashville, USA on a roadtrip across the heartland of alternative country; "New York" is Jimmy Meegan's first record since 2012. Asked why the long wait, Jimmy replies "I been busy, alright!?"
 
Jimmy Meegan will be joined on the night by his band, the Shakas of Shakatown and supported by Adelaide's darling Delia Obtst. 
 
Date: Saturday 18 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Jimmy Meegan & The Shakas of Shakatown Single launch + Delia Obst

Cal Williams Jr "Red Leaf" Album Launch

"Beautifully gentle and seeped in virtuoso fingerpicking 'Red Leaf' envelopes the listener in sweeping melodies and breathtaking harmonies. Red Leaf features the sweeter and more musically vulnerable side to Cal Williams Jr's usual blues artistry and introduces you to a musical world of aching sadness and heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting. Stunning."
Multi-award winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr is releasing his latest album 'Red Leaf' featuring double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and highly acclaimed celloist Heather Stratfold. Cal will be showcasing his latest songs through his new band and will feature guest appearances on the night. 
 
 
Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Cal Williams Jr "Red Leaf" Album Launch

COMA: DYLAN MARSHALL + HOT LUNCH

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 20 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: DYLAN MARSHALL + HOT LUNCH

Flinders Speakeasy Creative Readings with special guest reader: Mark Tripodi

Speakeasy is an events-based community which aims to bring together, promote and celebrate undergraduate creative writers and fans of spoken word at Flinders University.


Date: Wednesday 22 November
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Flinders Speakeasy Creative Readings with special guest reader: Mark Tripodi

SCALA'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW FEATURING: ROBERT CHILDS + COURTNEY ROBB + ROBYN HABEL & BAND

 Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

 

Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW FEATURING: ROBERT CHILDS + COURTNEY ROBB + ROBYN HABEL & BAND

Beccy Cole & Marie Wilson (VIC)

Beccy Cole and Marie Wilson team up for the first time for a dynamic and powerful acoustic performance at the Wheaty, Adelaide.  These two strong and talented women have been long time co-writers and friends and take to the stage for an exclusive 'one off' performance at this very intimate venue. 


* SOLD OUT * 


Date: Friday 24 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $35
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Beccy Cole & Marie Wilson (VIC)

Marie Wilson (VIC)

Marie Wilson performs an intimate, yet powerful solo acoustic show and showcases brand new material as well as a huge mix of songs close to her heart.  Marie has always had a soft spot for Adelaide audiences and you only have to step foot into an Adelaide venue where Marie is performing to know that the feeling is mutual.
 
 
 
Date: Saturday 25 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Marie Wilson (VIC)

Matt J Ward & The Rising Sons + Gretta Ziller (VIC) + Andrew Swift (VIC)

The Wheatsheaf Hotel presents a spectacular line up with some of Australia’s finest country troubadours - Gretta Ziller, Andrew Swift & Matt J Ward. 

GRETTA ZILLER

Having just released her stunning debut record “Queen of Boomtown”, Gretta Ziller is touring Australia to deliver a sound which bears the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence far more diverse. If you’ve been foolish enough to nail down the sound of acclaimed songwriter Gretta Ziller, then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. Queen of Boomtown defies categorisation and demands repeated listens. The Melbourne songstress’ roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical, and that eclectic musical upbringing is reflected in the varied tracks on this new collection which was recored with a host of well known Australian musicians and songwriters (including Henry Wagons and Jen Mize). 
www.grettaziller.com

ANDREW SWIFT

Andrew Swift, a 2017 Toyota Star Maker Grand Finalist, has been working to satisfy the desires of his restless heart, clocking up the kilometres with his pint sized caravan in tow. Swift has been taking his show to the people up and down the east coast and beyond including shows with some of the country’s finest including Shane Nicholson, Catherine Britt, Amber Lawrence, Adam Eckersley & Lachlan Bryan to name a few. "A powerful, soulful voice with a seemingly huge range, that sets him apart from his contemporaries" - Lachlan Bryan, Mint Magazine. “Swift really has a great gift for depicting time and place in his lyrics and the emotions that go with them. This is a man with a very positive and exciting musical career ahead of him.” – Neil Evans 

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MATT J WARD & THE RISING SONS

Delivering a soulful blend of Australian Country, Red Dirt and Americana music, Matt J Ward is quickly becoming established as an Australian country & Americana singer songwriter of note. His debut self-titled EP has drawn comparisons with Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Corb Lund and Sturgill Simpson among others. Australian Music Network commented Matt was “a musician of high promise” and “it’s easy to see why he’s receiving high praise”. 2016-2017 was busy year for Matt, playing regular shows across Australia including his first Tamworth Country Music Festival and the launch of the American Association of Australia. In his first show in Adelaide following a successful solo tour of Canada, Tennessee and Texas, Matt returns home to deliver new strengths, new songs and even more drive to deliver powerful and highly entertaining live performances with The Rising Sons.


Date: Sunday 26 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Matt J Ward & The Rising Sons + Gretta Ziller (VIC) + Andrew Swift (VIC)

Throwing Flowers + Banjo Jackson Duo

You’ll never hear them play grunge. Throwing Flowers can however write a great hook. Harry Baulderstone, Jerry Filipinas, Jordan Lennon, Marcus Ryan and Harrison Visintin; five Adelaide musicians, all talented songwriters with skill so at ease, it’s just damn cool. Founded in 2014 and drawing influence from the likes of Vampire Weekend, Oasis and the Beatles, they create indie/ pop rock that is addictive, sophisticated and unforgettable.

With a freshly released EP called ‘Should’ve Known Better’ under their belt, the band are on a mission to capture audiences with their charismatic stage presence, luscious vocal harmonies and memorable live events.

Joining Throwing Flowers at The Wheatsheaf is Adelaide’s Banjo Jackson; the rainbow attracting, soul enriching, guitar yielding, song sculpting and poetical, smiling, sailboat sleeping captain.


Date: Thursday 30 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Throwing Flowers + Banjo Jackson Duo

Lloyd Spiegel (VIC)

Australian Blues master and acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Lloyd Spiegel is delighted to announce the release of his ninth album ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and is headed on an extensive tour to celebrate.

 ‘This Time Tomorrow’ is an album written as Lloyd travelled through Europe, Central and North America and delivers driving rhythms that return Spiegel to his gut bucket blues roots. Shady and colourful characters spread out over continents and decades, through places forgotten and familiar. ‘This Time Tomorrow' is a return in fine form from an artist at the top of his game and lead track ‘Devil On My Shoulder’ sets the mood of the album right from the get go. 

 Says Spiegel of the new songs,

“I’ve never written at home. I find it hard to be creative in my lounge room looking at bills and checking footy scores and find that the inspiration to write comes from those few quiet hours in a hotel room on tour, the airport transit lounge or the long bus ride is where I can reflect and put those experiences into lyric. I've travelled most of my life so really, they're like letters home."

 It’s been a while since Spiegel’s last studio album - 2010’s Tangled Brew – but he’s been far from idle in that time. He's toured the world relentlessly, launched his own signature model guitars and cemented his position as a bona fide festival headliner in Australia, with his recent performance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay the cherry on top. 

 In Australia, Spiegel is approaching icon status among guitar lovers and his 2015 double live album ‘Double Live Set’ won a swag of Australian blues ‘chain awards’, peaking at number 7 in the APRA independent charts. 

 With European and North American tours under his belt, along with recent showcases at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, the ECMAs in Canada and AMW in Sydney, Spiegel has many years on the road ahead of him. 

 ‘This Time Tomorrow’ is available in stores July 3 through Only Blues Music.

 “Australian blues and roots icon Lloyd Spiegel, in his first Bluesfest appearance, holds his own full house in the palm of his hand, just him and his trusty Cole Clark, a full swag of songs, a full tote of stories told with humour and aplomb, the man able to make his guitar do anything at all as he tells tales both tall and true, his own superbly written material marrying with blues standards in a way few others are able to manage. The man is a mountain, he’ll surely be back.” Sam Fell – Rolling Stone

Live Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJWQDBGLZfs 

$25 on the door

Date: Friday 1 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Lloyd Spiegel (VIC)

Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing”

Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’ a pile of You Am I touring, the release his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bindle and play a series of solo shows in Nov to cap the year off.


Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $50
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Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing”

Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing” + Special Guest

Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’ a pile of You Am I touring, the release his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bindle and play a series of solo shows in Nov to cap the year off.


Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $50
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Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing” + Special Guest

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission + Kate Alexander & Hana Brenecki

Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission - 13 Days of Christmas

These Are the Days, These Are the Songs…and this is the Christmas run.

After a year that saw the release of his first book and a stunning compilation record documenting the past 25 years of releases - not to mention an extensive national tour and a quick jaunt to Europe - Mick hits the road for his annual Christmas shows. 

The tour features the full Roving Commission line-up which includes Mick’s long time WPA cohort Squeezebox Wally as well as Ayleen O'Hanlon on banjo, guitar and shared lead vocals. 

Date: Friday 8 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission + Kate Alexander & Hana Brenecki

James Hickey Album Launch + Tennyson King (CAN) + Old Married Couple (VIC)

The first official release as James Hickey has finally arrived. The 8 track album is a blues-infused documentation of the last few years of hanging out in dive bars and looking for love in all the wrong places. It includes the single 'Last Sucker in Town' released in 2016 and a live recording of 'Bad Moon Rising', lifted from the performance with Pearl Tassell at the Garden of Unearthly Delights (2017). 

Last Sucker in Town Film Clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEUxNlIs_bM&t=123s

Live Version of 'Bad Moon Rising'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMV0sl81Bss

The album has Craig Kelly on double bass, Benjamin John Lindsay on drums, Kat Phyn on backing vocals, Oscar E Villagrana on trumpet and Adelaide's prodigal son, Adrian Whitehead on keys. Recorded at Crosstown Studios, Preston, Victoria under Josh Whitehead's steady hand and mastered at Mixmaster Studios in Adelaide by Mick Wordley.


Canada's Tennyson King will be kicking the night off with his brooding deep country blues. 
https://www.facebook.com/tennysonkingmusic
 

The Old Married Couple will venture from the outskirts of Melbourne to lend a hand with poppy-go-lucky alt-vauldville tunes.
https://www.facebook.com/theoldmarriedcouple/ 
 
$15 on the door
 
Date: Saturday 9 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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James Hickey Album Launch + Tennyson King (CAN) + Old Married Couple (VIC)