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

The Cameramen + Ghyti

The Cameramen are 4 piece progressive pop band featuring guitar, keys, bass, drums and sax. Fronted by the baritone vocals of Richard Sallis, they are playing the Wheatsheaf for the first time to perform songs off their debut album 'Good Things Do Happen', as well as newly written material. Performing with them are Ghyti, who have just returned from touring their 'Race To The Bottom' EP interstate.

https://www.facebook.com/ghytiband/ 

Date: Friday 21 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Cameramen + Ghyti

Imogen Clark (NSW) + Michaela Jenke

When an artist first emerges at a young age, they often have a limited well of knowledge and experience to draw from, yet on her sophomore album Collide, Imogen Clark tackles, with great clarity, the tumultuous process of entering adulthood, the joys and challenges of learning about yourself, those around you, and your place in the world, and the duality of emotion that is the undercurrent of so many of life’s experiences.

Collide was produced by Australian legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and has already become one of the most talked about albums of 2018, charting at #4 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart, only topped by industry giants Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. At the age of 23, Imogen has already realised a wealth of personal goals. From performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, signing with Lost Highway Records/Universal Music Australia (Shane Nicholson, Adam Eckersley Band, Catherine Britt), receiving multiple CMC Award nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Video, and Female Artist of the Year in 2018, and having four consecutive singles reach #1 on the CMC Top 50 chart. That industry acknowledgement and respect from her peers has led to high profile tours/shows with artists such as Diesel, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite, Willie Watson and Shane Nicholson. She has also earned an abundance of songwriting and studio work credits, having co-written two songs on Kasey Chambers’ ARIA Award winning #1 album Dragonfly, and recorded backing vocals on Shane Nicholson’s Golden Guitar award winning Love & Blood record.

The range and conviction within Imogen’s songwriting and live performances will continue to capture the hearts and minds of new fans as the bruised, honest and ultimately optimistic songs of Collide make their way into the world.


Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Imogen Clark (NSW) + Michaela Jenke

The Sea Thieves + Alana Jagt

The sea thieves are a collective helmed by Zac Coligan, a South Australian born musician who has never strayed too far from shore.
The sea thieves make records filled with the dusty tones and vintage sounds like the singing saw, Optigan, toy piano, double bass and violin.

Zac has been involved in Adelaide's rich live music scene for many years, starting his first band "the miltons" in the early 90's. This alt pop outfit gained a strong following and opened up the possibilities that music can offer. After the miltons disbanded, Zac saw out the 90's playing atmospheric & experimental rock in the next outfit "Bergerac". Another project warmly received and surprisingly understood by the good people of SA.

In 2002 Zac and his future wife Naomi Thompson saw a problem with the state of the live music scene in Adelaide and decided to start their own venue "The Jade Monkey". Even though the "monkey" has been dropped and the venue has changed, the Jade is still hosting bands to this day. 


Date: Sunday 23 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Sea Thieves + Alana Jagt

SCALA: Michael Coghlan, Luke Swinburne and Crooked Road

 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 27 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Michael Coghlan, Luke Swinburne and Crooked Road

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 28 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites

UniSA Bachelor of Contemporary Arts - Ceramic/Glass/Jewellery Market Day

On Saturday September 29th, the UniSA Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Market will be held.  It’s an official fundraising event for the 2018 Grad Show (see details above under September 6th exhibition opening). 

Artists will be selling original and one off pieces of ceramics, glass, jewellery and other wall based art works.  It’s a great opportunity to snag yourself some great original art work for your home by hot emerging local artists.  Come on down and support the students in their some of their emerging debuts, where you’ll can get a sneak peak into the skills and artistry that will be exhibited at their end of year grad show. 
 
Remember to bring cash as it is preferred, but there will be a eftpos available! After covering materials used to make the wares all proceeds will go towards the Grad Show FUNDRAISER!
 
1-4pm Tin Shed
 
Date: Saturday 29 September
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
UniSA Bachelor of Contemporary Arts - Ceramic/Glass/Jewellery Market Day

Dreamboogie (VIC)

DREAMBOOGIE – formed early in 2010, and named after vintage American jazz/ blues writer Langston Hughes’ famed poem “Dream Boogie”.

Dreamboogie, an act that is determined to create their own voice in Blues music, brings together musicians Rebecca Davey, Sam Buckley, Connor O’Neill and Robert B. Dillon.

Dreamboogie have twice won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) annual Blues Challenge, which has sent them to Memphis USA to to represent Australia and compete at the International Blues Challenge – in both 2012 and 2016.


Date: Saturday 29 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Dreamboogie (VIC)

The Yearlings "Highway Dancing" - 10th year anniversary show

Over 4 days during the American winter of February 2008 we went over to Brooklyn, New York and recorded our third full length album, live and on-the-fly.
We were lucky enough to make music with the finest players and greatest people we could hope to meet. What they brought to our songs was like finding treasure steeped in American musical heritage.
 
We had a ball.
 
We will be recreating the album in full for one show only at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, with a fabulous band of great musicians and friends.
 
Date: Sunday 30 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings "Highway Dancing" - 10th year anniversary show

NO WAVE POETRY READINGS featuring: STUART COOKE + MIKE LADD + CATH KENNEALLY + BRADEN PALMER

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: dominic.symes@adelaide.edu.au 
 
 
Date: Wednesday 3 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READINGS featuring:  STUART COOKE + MIKE LADD + CATH KENNEALLY + BRADEN PALMER

Ukulele Russ (ALASKA) + L.A. Stripped

Ukulele Russ is a wild man - the dirty underbelly of the ukulele scene. Unable to comprehend how the ukulele could be seen as anything other than stringed testosterone, Russ set out to expand people’s minds.

Believe it or not ukes can rock.

He is playing it fast and loose in a guitarist’s jungle with his show that contains secret historical tales from 49th state, and a true account of Russ’s life in the north, telling the stories of a musician’s survival in the subarctic all set to Alaskan ukulele music.

Russ will do the 1st set by himself playing his originals and a few left field covers.
 
For the second set he will be joined by Adelaide Duo L.A. Stripped,  
Christopher Carr and Jason Kennedy.
 
 
Date: Thursday 4 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ukulele Russ (ALASKA) + L.A. Stripped

Yellow Blue Bus

South Australian 6-piece instrumental global-fusion ensemble Yellow Blue Bus features the beautiful sound of the quintessentially Ukrainian folk instrument, the ‘bandura’, a 65 stringed cousin of the lute, originally the tool of Cossack storytelling minstrels. Layered onto the sound of this unique instrument is accompanying melody on violin, guitar, mandolin and keyboard, with a solid rhythm section. 

Their starting point is Ukrainian folk, and they build it up into something very beguiling … they’re pretty exciting. (Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, Radio National, Jan 2017)

YBB’s repertoire includes both reworked Ukrainian folk tunes as well as original compositions. From contemporary dance music, to rock, to reggae, to neo-classical, to experimental, as well as Eastern European oompah and Cossack dance rhythms,  “This group manages to combine almost every imaginable genre of music with some Ukrainian folk music”  (Barry Lenny, BMW) 

The result is a far cry from traditional folk, yet YBB’s Ukrainian cultural roots remain strong. Principal bandurist Ihor Kushnir has played bandura for over 30 years and is known throughout the Ukrainian-Australian community as Adelaide's soloist and teacher of bandura. He has toured Ukraine with 2 different ensembles, and has extensive knowledge of Ukrainian culture, music and dance. YBB members have a passion for remaining respectful to cultural traditions yet bringing both traditional and original music into contemporary and global contexts.

YBB’s exciting approach to the national instrument of Ukraine has been acknowledged within Ukraine: This band from Australia raises the bandura to new musical peaks in the modern world    (Kozakorium Media Company, Ukraine June 2017)

Yelow Blue Bus might be one of the most unique bands to come out of Adelaide in recent times... they have created an impressive modern legacy for the bandura and Ukranian culture itself. Womadelaide 2018

... The band’s camaraderie and on stage banter was a highlight of their performance and they are definitely worth checking out in Adelaide some timeGLAM Adelaide Review of WOMADelaide Day 3 

With so much collective experience between them across such a variety of genres and mixed influences they pack a huge punch in sound that is really pleasing to the ears (and soul)All Over Adelaide, March 2018

Adelaide’s Yellow Blue Bus (played) an engrossing set ... with a sumptuous array of unusual instrumentsThe Clothesline Review of WOMADelaide Day 3

 

Date: Friday 5 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Yellow Blue Bus

Naomi Keyte + Aaron Thomas

Naomi Keyte is making an interesting blend of folk and alt-pop music that is distinct both sonically and lyrically. Think Julie Byrne, Kate Bush, Sufjan Stevens, and Sharon van Etten. There is an intimacy in Keyte’s voice that is both gentle and powerful, and the band help bring to life her image-rich lyrics. With Thomas Capogreco on viola, Mary Webb on backing vocals, Felicity Freeman on bass, and Rohan Goldsmith on Drums, the sound this collective are creating is simultaneously minimal and generous. They use space and restraint in a way that lends impact to the moments when they choose to give it all.

In 2016 Naomi won the National Live Music Award for ‘Best Live Voice SA’ and in 2017 was nominated for three South Australian Music awards; ‘Best Release’, ‘Best Folk’, and ‘Best Female Artist’.

After the 2017 release of their debut album ‘Melaleuca’, the band have played a series of Parlour shows and a handful of festivals including Here’s to Now and WOMADelaide (2018).  

The group recently returned to the recording studio of Nick Huggins and, in collaboration with acclaimed producer Anna Laverty, recorded their new single ‘Travelling Woman’ which will be released this Spring.

Date: Saturday 6 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Naomi Keyte + Aaron Thomas

Bluegrass Junction

Bluegrass Junction is South Australia's premier bluegrass band, made up of musicians who share a lifetime's passion for old-fashioned hard-core three-chord bluegrass - exciting instrumental skills and strong traditional harmony.

The band comprises Trev Warner, Nick Cawthorne and the Bridgland brothers, Geoff and John, and Stephen Loss. Trev is a Hall of Fame inductee and three times Australian bluegrass banjo champion, and these days he drives the band as an outstanding bluegrass fiddler. Nick, one of Australia's finest bluegrass guitarists, powers the rhythm on a vintage DeGruchy guitar, complemented by Geoff on banjo and John on mandolin. It's all held tightly together by Stephen’s enthusiastic and expert bass playing.

Trev, Nick and Stephen share lead vocals, and every member of the band sings harmony. Bluegrass Junction plays a big variety of the classic songs, all with that 'high, lonesome sound'.

Bluegrass Junction was formed in 1997, but the band's roots go back decades earlier. Trev, Nick, Geoff and John have all played bluegrass in various Adelaide band configurations for over 40 years. Often these four shared places in each other’s groups before the creation of Bluegrass Junction. And, the band has gained an outstanding artist with Stephen Loss joining us to play bass and lend us his great voice.

The result is an almost intuitive understanding of each other’s approach to playing and singing, and is what gives Bluegrass Junction the 'special edge' to do the great bluegrass standards of the ‘50s and ‘60s from the masters of the genre: Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs; Jimmy Martin, and the Stanley Brothers. Bluegrass Junction also has a fondness for the tunes of Monroe's long-time fiddler, Kenny Baker, and is the only band in Australia regularly featuring old-time twin-fiddle instrumental numbers, and featuring a focus on the traditional country music that pre-dated bluegrass music.

Date: Sunday 7 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bluegrass Junction

COMA: JAZZ FLIP! MG BIG BAND + ER@SER DESCRIPTION

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.

 Tix - $15 - members $8

 

Date: Monday 8 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: JAZZ FLIP! MG BIG BAND + ER@SER DESCRIPTION

SCALA: MEENA DE SILVA + ROBYN HABEL + PABLO'S WAY

 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 11 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: MEENA DE SILVA + ROBYN HABEL + PABLO'S WAY

Exeter Blues With Special Guest: Mikey Green

Dave O'Leary sings it like it is, laconic and straight to the point with an honesty that gets under your skin Beej Barker combines driving rhythms and grooves to make the sound that is Exeter Blues; it’s raw and raucous, blurring the lines between early Mississippi delta slide guitar, modern punk funk and Cajun country sounds, these are story songs to move you built from a life spent on the road.

Drawing on five albums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ Bob Dylan and the Cruel Sea.

Date: Friday 12 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues With Special Guest: Mikey Green

Garrett Kato (NSW)

After a breakout 2017, touring Australia more than 5 times and debuting in America, singer-songwriter & producer, Garrett Kato, is set to hit the road again this Spring. Following sold out performances at 2000 capacity theatres just 12 months ago, this September and October you have the chance to catch Garrett in the most intimate rooms in Australia, and New Zealand.

 A native of greater Vancouver, Canada, his most recent single release, “Take it Slowly” has achieved viral success with over 7.5 millions Spotify streams, and reaching over half a million monthly listeners. He has toured with the likes of Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, Andy Grammer, and performed on stages at Byron’s Splendour in the Grass, and UK’s Bestival.

 His Spring tour kicks off on September 15in Brisbane, and will take him to regional centres of Australia, along with a debut headline show in Auckland.

Date: Saturday 13 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Garrett Kato (NSW)

Stephen Cummings + Special Guest

Stephen Cummings is one of Australia's most revered rock 'n' roll icons. Rising to fame as front man of ‘70s legends The Sports, he has spent more than 40 years at the forefront of the local music scene, forging a reputation both as one of Australian rock's greatest lyrical storytellers.

The Sports came to prominence with a number of hits in the late 70s including the classic Who Listens to the Radio? The band released 4 hit albums and toured Australia, Europe and America until the early 80s.

Stephen’s first solo album Senso charted impressively due to the top 5 success of the single Gymnasium. With his third album, Lovetown, Cummings hit his creative stride - critical praise was showered on the album, and it is now revered as a classic amongst his fans and followers of the Australian music scene.

His fourth album, A New Kind of Blue, won an ARIA award for Best Adult Contemporary Album (1996's Escapist was also nominated in the same category) and his eighth album, Falling Swinger, was included in Australian Rolling Stone's list of “100 essential Australian albums".

A prolific songwriter Cummings has released fifteen studio albums, two 'best of' compilations, a live disc, an album of acoustic re-workings of his songs and a rarities collection all to critical acclaim. He has also written three novels and many articles for The Age.

A documentary film Don't Throw Stones based on his witty memoir Will It Be Funny Tomorrow Billy? premiered as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2014. He is currently working on his new album Prisoner of Love.

“Alongside Nick Cave and Tim Rogers, I would nominate Stephen Cummings. as easily one of our great storytellers, capable of creating lives in miniature.”

— Bernard Zuel, The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Date: Sunday 14 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Stephen Cummings + Special Guest

COMA: JONSON, DREYER, LOCKETT TRIO (NY/NZ) + ZEITGEIST ORCHESTRA

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.

 Tix - $15 - members $8

 

Date: Monday 15 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: JONSON, DREYER, LOCKETT TRIO (NY/NZ) + ZEITGEIST ORCHESTRA

Jay Power

Jay Power is Electro pop with RnB vibes.

 The name ‘Power’ describes her work perfectly. Driven hip-hop inspired beats, straight up lyrics and a big voice generated directly from the heart. 

Rhythm is where Jay is most comfortable, layering her point of view and earworm melodies over beats your body won’t want to ignore. Her love for lush vocals shows in her arrangements, filled with the harmonies and beauty that comes from an artist who lives to sing. 

Her partner is in soul is the unbelievable RnB guitarist, Mikey Chan. Chan has lent his formidable talent to heavyweights like Grammy award-winning Hip-Hop producer M-Phazes, Roots Manuva and Kimbra. 

 Together, they sound like hip-hop, pop, neo soul, jazz – you won’t be sure, but your feet will move and if Jay has her way, so will your heart.

Date: Saturday 20 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jay Power

Rob Snarski - Up Close and Personal

Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.

He's also a part-time hired gun. Rob has toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and with The Go-Betweens at the Sydney Festival in January.  

Last year The Blackeyed Susans toured nationally to sell-out shows with the release of “Close Your Eyes and See” - their seventh album and first in over a decade. Their recent performance - with strings - at Melbourne’s Recital Centre will be fondly remembered as one of the most sublime shows in that fabulous venue. 

In 2017, Snarski published his whimsical collection of vignettes “You’re Not Rob Snarski - Crumbs From The Cake” with book launches throughout the country.

Expect an intimate evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive - from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter or two from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids ... or The Go-Betweens. 

In short ... expect the past, the present and the future.

Rob plays two sets solo in Adelaide's best intimate venue - not to be missed. 

"Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls." (Steve Bell / The Music)

Event photo by David Harris

$25 on the door

Date: Sunday 21 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Rob Snarski - Up Close and Personal

SCALA: DR D + LENIN MARRON + RICHTER

 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 25 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: DR D + LENIN MARRON + RICHTER

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes (VIC) + Matt Ward & The Rising Sons

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have built their reputation on storytelling. Over the past eight years they have released four records, toured Europe and the USA multiple times, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards, including the Golden Guitar for ‘alt country album of the year’. Lachlan and his band are currently touring their most recent and aptly named album "Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music".

www.lachlanbryanandthewildes.com

 Delivering a soulful blend of Australian Country and Americana music, Matt Ward’s journey as an artist has been different from most. Working for years across outback South Australia, Ward has an intimate knowledge of the land and its people. Time on the road, his connection to the country, emotions experienced along the way - it is the lifeblood of country music and Matt has it in spades. Recently Matt released Annabelle - the first single off his debut album, which hit #5 on the iTunes country charts and #3 on regional music charts.

Date: Sunday 4 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes (VIC) + Matt Ward & The Rising Sons

NO WAVE POETRY READINGS featuring: VIRGINIA BARRATT + FRANCESCA DA RIMINI + ALISON COPPE + MARK CAYANAN

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: dominic.symes@adelaide.edu.au 
 
 
Date: Wednesday 7 November
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READINGS featuring: VIRGINIA BARRATT + FRANCESCA DA RIMINI + ALISON COPPE + MARK CAYANAN

GREG ARNOLD (Things Of Stone & Wood) “Against The Wheel” Album Launch Tour w/ special guests JUNIOR

Greg Arnold is the award winning singer-songwriter behind Australian folk-rock institution Things of Stone and Wood. 

He wrote the top ten hit "Happy Birthday Helen", the top four radio played song "Wildflowers" and the two top ten albums "The Yearning" and "Junk Theatre".  The band won an ARIA and Greg was named Australian Songwriter of the Year by APRA in 1993. 

He is also a producer, academic and published author. 

Across a thirty year recording career he has established a catalogue of melodic, harmonic and lyrically meaningful "horse power" pop. 

This November sees him return to Australia to launch his solo release "Against the Wheel" - an acoustic album recorded in his new home Geneva, Switzerland

With one song in French, a rhythm section of knee slapping and two songs with the Red Cross and Red Crescent choir he is clearly enjoying his time as a bit of a Swissie. 

 Also, in addition to performing the new record, as part of these intimate and special shows Greg will of course revisit some TOSAW classics. 

 Always happy to accommodate an obscure back catalogue request, he also promises to share at least one moderately amusing anecdote from an occasionally bizarre life in folk-rock. 

Local legend JUNIOR will open. 

 

LINKS:

Youtube – New Clip Papillon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb9aqruEYAU

Youtube – Happy Birthday Helen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a96RZURNtII 

Date: Sunday 18 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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GREG ARNOLD (Things Of Stone & Wood)  “Against The Wheel” Album Launch Tour  w/ special guests JUNIOR

Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai + Special guests

Australian born vagabond Stu Larsen and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced tour dates to finish a massive year that has taken them from Australia to Japan and on to North America, with a giant European run coming up next month before finally returning to Australia for their final shows of the year.

Earlier this year, the duo released their second EP together, aptly titled Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai II (via Nettwerk Records). The 4-song EP includes two original tracks - "My Poor Father" and "Hajimari" - but, also two reinterpretations of tracks from Larsen's last album Resolute - "Chicago Song" and "Going Back To Bowenville." Natsuki adds a swagger and energy to Stu's observations on life from his travels.

Nearly eight years ago, Natsuki and Larsen met in the middle of Tokyo and quickly connected with each other. "I spoke no Japanese and Natsuki didn't speak English so we found we had to communicate in other ways. We both agree that this allowed us to form a deeper connection, without the use of words," says Larsen. Since then, they've continued traveling back and forth from Australia to Japan, playing shows and festivals along the way.

https://natsukikurai.tumblr.com 

Date: Thursday 29 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai + Special guests

Kings & Associates + Lily & the Drum

**INTRODUCING KINGS & ASSOCIATES**

3 time winners and 6 nominations at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards.

 Spanning various genres the neo blues act KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant. On the back of their US showcase in Nashville and semifinals at the 2017 IBC in Memphis the Kings' have just released their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL. Tales was tracked and produced in LA by 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott Scott (Grammys with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Tedeschi Trucks Band), and mixed in Nashville by 4 time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Grammys with Jack White and the White Stripes). Receiving critical acclaim the album hit no.15 on the Roots Radio international album charts and no.1 on the Australian Blues Radio charts, and has gained world wide rotation on networks such as JJJ in Australia, National Radio NZ101 in New Zealand and the Paul Jones program on BBC2 in the UK. Tales was the only album to receive nominations in every category of the 2018 Australian Blues Awards ultimately winning 3 gongs...Best Band, Best New Artist, and Best Producer for Jim Scott. 

2018 sees Kings' already booked to perform at the prestigious Womadelaide Festival, the BlenheimFest, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Echuca Winterblues Festival plus a March New Zealand promotional tour.

 

Date: Friday 30 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Kings & Associates + Lily & the Drum