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

Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry (NSW)

Woman Enough is a show that celebrates the achievements of women in the Australian music industry, an intimate and up close soirée featuring some of the countries best songwriting talents.

Touring around Australia this year, the Adelaide show is bigger and better than anything Woman Enough has bought you yet, its going ELECTRIC! Featuring Melody Moko, Natalie Henry, and one of Australias biggest names in Americana music, Catherine Britt.

$20 on the door

Date: Sunday 15 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry  (NSW)

COMA - Coma Benefit Night!

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 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Coma Benefit Night!

This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Award winning pop rock duo, This Way North and their best mates, Tuck Shop Ladies, takeoff in search of a good vegan, gluten free chico roll. This tour will be like the Tour De France, but better because there's no bicycles, it's not just for men and there will be lots of bloody great music.

https://www.facebook.com/tuckshopladies/ 


Date: Friday 20 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Recipe For a Healthy Planet by: Musicians for Climate (M4C)

Since its inception in November this year, M4C has spread across boarders and continents. Musicians passionate about healing the climate through music-based action will bring you a delicious December degustation of Folk, Jazz, Indi, Classical and beyond.

Recipe for a healthy Planet is as all-ages event, featuring music from Adelaide's finest.

Gold coin donation entry.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/559287244805249/ 

Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Recipe For a Healthy Planet by: Musicians for Climate (M4C)

Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

As is expected, given it’s Xmas, Adam Page, given it’s Xmas, has pulled together a band of merry musicians, given it’s Xmas, to put on a Xmas show, given it’s Xmas, featuring Xmas carols, given it’s Xmas, as you’ve never heard them.

Given it’s Xmas, you’ll be filled with cheer and joy at the very Xmasness, given it’s Xmas, of the gratuitous use of sleigh bells, given it’s Xmas, and  Egg Noggy undertones, given it’s Xmas, of the selected ‘Holiday Repertoire’, given, after all, it’s Xmas. 

Featuring:

Adam Page - saxes
Paul White - organ
Django Rowe - guitar
Craig Lauritsen - drums and sleigh bells
 
Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

"The Yearlings were coming up to the top of their set in the gloaming chill and they sounded very different.

Rob Chalklen had let the steeltrap precision of the old Martin dreadnought go to return to the softer wood and honeyed sweetness of a big old Gibson, whilst in the US tour Parks found a vintage Gibson archtop with voodoo wiring that replaces the old honey fuzz of the Danelectro with pure golden syrup. Parks is wallowing! Shit it's sweeeet. They're so sweet. The Yearlings just changed gear. I wonder who their new songs will be? Can't wait.

And I must reiterate: I reckon Rob's as good as rhythm guitarists get anywhere on Earth. She plays like a geological epoch. Masterly. Not even going near that haunting voice. Which only haunts when we need haunting. Love youse." - Philip White
 
Date: Sunday 22 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

You know by now The Young and the Wrestlers like nothing more than banging out some phat tunes and mixing it up with no holds barred grappling action, but did you also know they LOVE Xmas.

Some say one gets more joy from giving than receiving, well they don’t so to make you joyous come along and shower them with gifts! You can keep your Myrrh but, that stuff stinks! Some fantastic Merch available for you last minute Xmas shoppers.


Date: Tuesday 24 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

Ahhhh......Christmas. One of the only days your favourite local bartenders get to take off work, eat too much food, and drink copious amounts of the booze they've spent all year serving.

Happy turkey day everyone - see you at the bar on Boxing Day!

If you need something to to while away the hours before the pub opens again, here's some Chrissy Classics for ya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwacxSnc4tI 

Date: Wednesday 25 December
Time: 9.00 AM
Cost: $0
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

BOXING DAY Special Event - Ray Smith + Kerryn Schofield + The Fiddle Chicks + Lucca Beclu Deeprose Presents: VESH


Vesh is a five piece ensemble, consisting of:

Ray Smith: an acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from Cumbria.


Kerryn Schofield: a multi instrumentalist and classically trained flute player, who has performed in a variety of classical, gypsy, world and folk-rock groups playing in Australia, UK and the USA.

 The Fiddle Chicks: an original duo, Dee Trewartha and Emma Luker, who perform using their fiddles, voices and stomp boxes to create their unique sound.

Lucca Beclu Deeprose: a gifted young Australian singer songwriter who has burst upon the scene in the last three years.

Her songs can be quirky, emotional, jazzy, fresh and beautifully crafted.

Playing a very special show on Boxing Day 4-7pm

Date: Thursday 26 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
BOXING DAY Special Event - Ray Smith + Kerryn Schofield + The Fiddle Chicks + Lucca Beclu Deeprose Presents: VESH

Diamond Skies + Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends

Diamond Skies are a six-piece folk pop band from Adelaide consisting of Lucas Sly, Lauren Koopowitz, Erin Moller, Caspar Hawksley, Lenny Regione and Miles Sly. 

With a sound influenced across myriad genres, from folk to R&B, Diamond Skies are underlined by a shared love of harmonies, and an energetic and lively rhythmic bed. Telling stories of longing and love, of growing through experiences, treasuring friendships and travelling through life’s journey, Diamond Skies’ songs are personal and yet relatable.

On December 27 Diamond Skies will take to The Wheatsheaf Hotel's stage, with support act Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends , to showcase their eclectic sound.

Date: Friday 27 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Diamond Skies + Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends

Katie Pomery + Ella Ion + Alexander Black

Soothe your post-Christmas/pre-New Year ails with a night of enthralling singer-songwriters at the Wheatsheaf hotel on Saturday December 28th. Featuring stripped back sets from dreamy pop darling Katie Pomery, haunting folk songstress Ella Ion, and salient storyteller Alexander Black, this night will ensure you’re well prepared for the fortunes that await you in 2020.

Katie Pomery is an Adelaide based singer/songwriter influenced by alt pop, rock and jazz. She entwines a soft indie sound with heartfelt lyrics depicting inner struggles of life, love and mental illness.

https://www.facebook.com/katiepomerymusic/  

Ella Ion - Creating honest art that touches its audience is a rare gift; a skill that generally takes decades to hone, but with her debut EP at age 19, Ella Ion has proven she’s early to the game. Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Ion has spent the majority of her life writing music and playing live in an array of local bands.

https://www.facebook.com/ellaionmusic/  

 

Alexander Black, twenty-four year old 2017 SCALA award winning folk/singer-songwriter. His debut EP ‘If Only For Words’ was released in 2018 and his EP ‘City of Churches’ was released in August 2019. He considers himself to be a musical expeditionary, on a journey of artistic enlightenment.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderBlackMusicOfficial/ 

Date: Saturday 28 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Katie Pomery + Ella Ion + Alexander Black

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Adelaide based musical legend Don Morrison has been playing for 40 years and done gigs From Perth to Penrith, Bridgetown to Byron Bay and from Sydney to San Antonio.  He’s released fifteen albums of his own original songs and even written a book about it!

Now he has teamed up with his two amazingly talented sons, Eddie and Jake Morrison. Jake on guitar and Eddie on double bass and, together with Andy Przygonski on drums to form Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst. This combination brings a unique blend of original, entertaining and insightful songs with superb musicianship and a tightness that only family bands can achieve.

Date: Sunday 29 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

Dust off your sequins, iron your electric blue rayon shirts and get ready to ring in the new year with a live disco extravaganza the likes of which you've never seen.

Max Savage and the band & The She-Gees will bring home 2019 with music for dancing, big hair and long nails.

FREE ENTRY! 8pm - 1am



Date: Tuesday 31 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

New Year's Day lazy afternoon with: Jen Lush & Steve Lennox + Dr DeSoto Acoustic & Special Guests

Local singer songwriters Jen Lush and Steve Lennox come together as a charismatic duo swapping songs and bringing their influences together in evocative, darkly folk, alt country songs drenched in harmonies and storytelling. Lush and Lennox each have been following their own rich musical paths and have recently collaborated on a Lighthouse song cycle based on the lighthouse keeping history of Steve’s family. Jen is also working on a new album that takes the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs. Together, think Calexico meets Simon and Garfunkel.

Doctor DeSoto on the Down-Low. Fronted by Mikey Green (ex The Audreys), Doctor DeSoto specialises in treating ailments of the heart. it’s a no-fuss songwriting outfit with a flair for roots-pop, equally at ease on festival stages or in front bars. Start the year right, and see your ‘Doctor’ - in stripped back semi-acoustic mode.

4-7pm in the front bar


Date: Wednesday 1 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Year's Day lazy afternoon with: Jen Lush & Steve Lennox + Dr DeSoto Acoustic & Special Guests

The Fiddle Chicks + Gallowglass

The Fiddle Chicks are an original duo from Adelaide, South Australia, who perform using only fiddles, voices and stomp boxes to create their unique sound. Dee Trewartha (The Cow Patsys) and Emma Luker (Eric Bogle Band) combine their songwriting and tune writing efforts to take audiences on a journey through history, across the seas and into the quirks of everyday life, with quiet reflection and fierce energy.

They have performed throughout Australia at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival and Fairbridge Festival. After six albums and nearly twenty years on the music scene they still have a passion for performing!

Gallowglass : a five piece folk band who came together in early 2017 and who are focused on high energy instrumental music and song.

They use fiddle, mandolin, tin whistles, bodhrán drum, guitar, bouzouki, fretless bass and voice. Their repertoire is predominantly Celtic intrumentals, but also incorporates English, Australian, Italian and original compositions. They strive to be innovative with our arrangements, while aiming for a traditional sound. 


Date: Friday 3 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fiddle Chicks + Gallowglass

Exeter Blues + Mikey Green and Monz O'eet

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 Six 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: Saturday 4 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Mikey Green and Monz O'eet

The Man Himself single launch w/ Alexander Black and Diamond Skies.

The Man Himself is starting the new decade with brand new music, launching the single 'Off Your Radar' at the Wheatsheaf Hotel with his first ever full band gig - featuring a lineup of intimidatingly good-looking musicians drawn from some of Adelaide's best bands, past and present (Dean Forever, The Honey Pies, Alana Jagt & the Monotremes).

Also getting you in the summer mood will be enigmatic storyteller Alexander Black with his full band, and the unforgettable dream folk chill of Diamond Skies.

What better way to kick off your '20s?

Date: Sunday 5 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Man Himself single launch w/ Alexander Black and Diamond Skies.

COMA - Ellis Frawley (BER) + The Luke White Sextet

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 6 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Ellis Frawley (BER) + The Luke White Sextet

Soursob Bob + The Public Servants

Soursob Bob returns to the Wheaty to showcase some new songs, and some old favourites, and some middle aged songs. Getting together a new group to record some of the aforementioned new songs, with a brand spanking new second hand guitar (to replace the one stolen after a gig in Alice Springs) Soursob returns with intent, with meaning, with experience, and considering himself to be serving the public, for the last 20 years, for now, and this show in particular, and acknowledging he will do so in the future, with bountiful servings of folk, pop, and lyrical offerings.

 

Adelaide’s favourite original public servant novelty theme band The Public Servants’ Wheaty debut will include such classics as ‘Flexitime Sexytime’, ‘Every Day is a Cardigan Day in Canberra’, and ‘Paper Cut’ in soft and sexy mode – as well as new tracks prepared for this show including ‘Living the Dream on the old Pension Scheme’. The Public Servants will be joined for this show by special guests including Heavenly Harmonies with Ruby, Grace and Ruby, and an extra special appearance by Captain Jaques Mesjmemberg on lap steel guitar.

Date: Friday 10 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Soursob Bob + The Public Servants

Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena

Adelaide Reclink Championship Cricket was an idea founded by Sean Kemp, head coach of the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup for the past five years.After never missing a training, game or event it was time to hang the boots up and pick up a cricket ball!

Sean loves raising money for Reclink Australia and this new event will assist Reclink programmes to improve lives and well being to those doing it tough. 

Match : first ever SA Reclink cricket match 
 
Sealions v Seagulls 
 
Adelaide Lutheran North East Oval
 
Time : 12pm - 5pm 
 
Date: Saturday 11 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena

Naomi Keyte with special guests Jacob Whitelock + Harvey Lee Parke

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 Kneebone on guitar, Felicity Freeman on bass and Tyson Baird 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’. Naomi has performed at Here’s To Now, Latitude (UK) and WOMADdeliade and has supported the likes of Paul Kelly, Aldous Harding and Dyson Stringer Cloher.

$10 on the door

Date: Sunday 12 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Naomi Keyte with special guests Jacob Whitelock + Harvey Lee Parke

Lazy Eye Whisky & Gin Blues Club - With Horns

Think Booker T sharing a scotch with B.B. King at the Crossroads after midnight.  Join the 2019 Group Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) as they transform the iconic Wheaty band room into a back ally blues club. 
 
 
$25 ON THE DOOR
 
Date: Saturday 18 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Lazy Eye Whisky & Gin Blues Club - With Horns

COMA - Richard Pavlidis - 'Without Within' Album launch (VIC/ADL) + Trio Kleine Ahnung (BER, MEL, NY)

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 20 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Richard Pavlidis - 'Without Within' Album launch (VIC/ADL) + Trio Kleine Ahnung (BER, MEL, NY)

SCALA - Martin Bellamy + Dangerman + Special Spotlight Acts

 Few 31 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 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Martin Bellamy + Dangerman + Special Spotlight Acts

ARBA PRESENTS: Summer Blues with - Bossin' the Blues - Celebrating Women in Blues

Join us in this celebration of women in the blues. Australia’s ”Blues Sweetie”,  Ali Penny (Canberra), singer & pianist with Ali Penney & The Money Makers, will be joined by a stelar local line up featuring Erica Graf (guitar), Flik Freeman (Bass) & Kyrie Anderson (drums). Don't miss this intimate show as the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association presents some of Australia's finest!

$30 on the door

Date: Saturday 25 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA PRESENTS: Summer Blues with - Bossin' the Blues - Celebrating Women in Blues

Doctor DeSoto + Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Doctor DeSoto

 South Australia’s Doctor DeSoto specialises in treating your ills. Fronted by Mikey Green (ex The Audreys), it’s a songwriting outfit with a knack for roots-pop, equally at ease on festival stages or in front bars. The Go-Betweens, Elvis Costello, Little Feat, Paul Weller – Doctor DeSoto’s songs pick up on this tradition of honed melodies and angular storytelling. From dusty roads to urban noir - "their music explores a range of contemporary styles, yet there is this pervading sense of nostalgia … this is a band that has the ability to encompass all the good things about the sounds of another era in rock and roll …. with instant likeability" - Wirra Creek Music

Launched in 2019, ‘The Street Below’ is Doctor DeSoto’s first full length album. Available now at live shows, and in digital form via the usual portals.

 

Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Jen Lush writes evocative, starkly modern folk songs spun from the heart. Her recent album ‘The Night’s Insomnia,’ a collection of Australian poetry crafted into songs has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. Currently recording her new album for release in 2020, Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs, mining simple joys and everyday frailties. 

Joined by folk-alt Country artist Tara Coates (nee Carragher) for an acoustic duo performance melding influences, stories and songs laced with harmonies and gin. 

 

Date: Sunday 26 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto + Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Emily Barker (UK) + Elli Belle

Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC's hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Originally from Bridgetown, Western Australia, she has lived most of her adult life in the UK where she has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen. In 2018 she was crowned UK Americana Artist of the Year. 

 As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner as she is with American multi-Grammy-winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 Tix $20 on the door

Date: Friday 31 January
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Emily Barker (UK) + Elli Belle

THEBARTONIA! 2020

The Wheatsheaf Hotel and the City of West Torrens are happy to announce that THEBARTONIA STREET PARTY is back for 2020! The smash hit of Summer Festival 2019, Thebartonia! is returning to the Wheatsheaf Hotel and Albert Street with three music stages, curios and food trucks in an expanded event area. The performance line up is stellar and this is a street party not to miss.

Come & and enjoy our colourful, inclusive community event and all the festivities on offer!

This year will feature:

The Shaolin AfronautsAh Hum! • Thomas Voss Big Band • Alison Coppe & The Janes • Seabass • Orphan Of Kos • Aaron Thomas & The Human Patterns • The Various Nefarious • SCALA - Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association corner • Face Painters Ink • Food trucks • Workshops.

A fun night out...for everyone!

5pm till midnight

Part of the City of West Torrens free Summer Festival series. Get social with #CWTsummer

More info at westtorrens.sa.gov.au/summer 

Date: Saturday 1 February
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $0
THEBARTONIA! 2020

Twice "Music from the Motion Picture Once"

A tribute to the 2007 Oscar winning Irish musical 'Once'.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova took the world by storm in 2007 with the movie that won hearts worldwide.
Gypsy Rumble have built a reputation for their live shows Australia wide. Join them for two special shows celebrating the music of Once.

Heralded as "Australia's quirkiest and possibly first Ukulele, Celtic/Folk, Reggae, Bluegrass band" the Gypsy Rumble has its roots in Celtic, world and bush dance fun. The band's enthralling, highly energetic performances carry audiences back in time as the Gypsy Rumble blends showmanship, artistry and tradition.

This is a band that knows how to entertain. "If you can find the time to catch your breath from dancing these guys are just as fun to watch".

TIX $20/15


Date: Friday 14 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Twice "Music from the Motion Picture Once"

Twice "Music from the Motion Picture Once"

A tribute to the 2007 Oscar winning Irish musical 'Once'.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova took the world by storm in 2007 with the movie that won hearts worldwide.
Gypsy Rumble have built a reputation for their live shows Australia wide. Join them for two special shows celebrating the music of Once.

Heralded as "Australia's quirkiest and possibly first Ukulele, Celtic/Folk, Reggae, Bluegrass band" the Gypsy Rumble has its roots in Celtic, world and bush dance fun. The band's enthralling, highly energetic performances carry audiences back in time as the Gypsy Rumble blends showmanship, artistry and tradition.

This is a band that knows how to entertain. "If you can find the time to catch your breath from dancing these guys are just as fun to watch".

TIX - $20/15


Date: Saturday 15 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Twice "Music from the Motion Picture Once"

A History of Early Blues Part 1

Travel back to the pre-Depression blues era and discover pioneer blues musicians Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and more and join this multi-award winning blues trio as they pay homage to the early blues. A must-see show!

★★★★★ "These three guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.
★★★★★ "Sensational" RIU.

A History of Early Blues is an amazing performance that is equal parts music and blues history that is ably told by award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith. This show has sold-out the last five years of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so book early to get your ticket!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Sunday 16 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Early Blues Part 1

A History of Early Blues Part 2

Explore the songs and stories that make up the post-Depression blues era with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Blues Trio and discover the raw energy of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis and more in this five-star dynamic and interactive show.

"Exceptional Musicianship" Kryzstoff Raw.
"Music at it's best" GlamAdelaide.

Part music performance, part history lesson, 'A History of Early Blues' is the sell-out fringe sensation that has won five-stars in each of the five years it has been running. Join award-winning blues guitarist and songwriter Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith and they journey through the early delta blues! Book early as this show will sell-out!

Tix - $25/23

Date: Sunday 16 February
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Early Blues Part 2

The Backyarders - Jiggin' and Swiggin'

The Backyarders are an all-star band of Adelaide multi-instrumentalists united by their love of folking, rocking, jigging, and swigging. 
With backgrounds stemming from classical to heavy and folk to funk, a melting pot of musical taste and style produces succulent, foot-stomping, knee-slapping tunes for your universal listening, grooving and body-moving satisfaction.

Jig the night away to shanties that stoke you to dance 'til you croak and rock that's bespoke for whisky soaked folk.


*Chickens may or may not be included in the show.

TIX - $15/12 CHILD $9


Date: Wednesday 19 February
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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The Backyarders - Jiggin' and Swiggin'

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Thursday 20 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Friday 21 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Saturday 22 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

A History of Early Blues Part 1

Travel back to the pre-Depression blues era and discover pioneer blues musicians Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and more and join this multi-award winning blues trio as they pay homage to the early blues. A must-see show!

★★★★★ "These three guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.
★★★★★ "Sensational" RIU.

A History of Early Blues is an amazing performance that is equal parts music and blues history that is ably told by award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith. This show has sold-out the last five years of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so book early to get your ticket!

 

TIX - $25/23

Date: Sunday 23 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Early Blues Part 1

A History of Early Blues Part 2

Explore the songs and stories that make up the post-Depression blues era with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Blues Trio and discover the raw energy of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis and more in this five-star dynamic and interactive show.

"Exceptional Musicianship" Kryzstoff Raw.
"Music at it's best" GlamAdelaide.

Part music performance, part history lesson, 'A History of Early Blues' is the sell-out fringe sensation that has won five-stars in each of the five years it has been running. Join award-winning blues guitarist and songwriter Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith and they journey through the early delta blues! Book early as this show will sell-out!

Tix - $25/23

Date: Sunday 23 February
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Early Blues Part 2

Adam Page - SOLO

With 2020 marking 15 years of Fringe shows from Adelaide to Edinburgh, Adam Page returns to his roots to perform 2 completely improvised shows using fancy looping pedals and more instruments than you can poke a tax return at. The past winner of 6 Fringe Awards, Page will delight with his unique symphonies of himself and uncontrollable silliness!

★★★★★ "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe).

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away". Tim Minchin.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Tuesday 25 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Adam Page - SOLO

Adam Page - SOLO

With 2020 marking 15 years of Fringe shows from Adelaide to Edinburgh, Adam Page returns to his roots to perform 2 completely improvised shows using fancy looping pedals and more instruments than you can poke a tax return at. The past winner of 6 Fringe Awards, Page will delight with his unique symphonies of himself and uncontrollable silliness!

★★★★★ "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe).

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away". Tim Minchin.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Wednesday 26 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Adam Page - SOLO

Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

'Happy Sad' is a musical homage to one of America's greatest songwriters as performed by the highly acclaimed quartet of Michael Kirkham, Cal Williams Jr, Andy Pill and Dom Smith. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and emotive songs and stories of Tim Buckley including Song to the Siren, Buzzin' Fly, Dolphins and more. A must-see show!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Thursday 27 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Multi award winning musician Adam Page embarks on yet another ground-breaking show with an exploration in sound using, as the title suggests, 4 saxophones and a beat machine. Stepping away from the usual improvised performance Page is renowned for, this new show comprises largely of composed pieces for one man, the saxophone family... and a beat machine!

Winner of BEST MUSIC at the 2017 & 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe and BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2016 and 2017 South Australian Music Awards, this is a must see show for music lovers of all ages.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness" Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Thursday 27 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

'Happy Sad' is a musical homage to one of America's greatest songwriters as performed by the highly acclaimed quartet of Michael Kirkham, Cal Williams Jr, Andy Pill and Dom Smith. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and emotive songs and stories of Tim Buckley including Song to the Siren, Buzzin' Fly, Dolphins and more. A must-see show!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Friday 28 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Multi award winning musician Adam Page embarks on yet another ground-breaking show with an exploration in sound using, as the title suggests, 4 saxophones and a beat machine. Stepping away from the usual improvised performance Page is renowned for, this new show comprises largely of composed pieces for one man, the saxophone family... and a beat machine!

Winner of BEST MUSIC at the 2017 & 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe and BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2016 and 2017 South Australian Music Awards, this is a must see show for music lovers of all ages.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness" Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Friday 28 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

Blowing raspberries, snorting, singing in languages not yet discovered - all of these sounds and MUCH MORE can be used to create the most amazingest and incrediblent symphonies of sound YOU'VE EVER HEARD! Join award winning looping artist Adam Page on a whirlwind exploration of music created by recording sounds from himself AND the audience!

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away". - Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks, Edinburgh.


TIX - $15/12 CHILD $10 


Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

'Happy Sad' is a musical homage to one of America's greatest songwriters as performed by the highly acclaimed quartet of Michael Kirkham, Cal Williams Jr, Andy Pill and Dom Smith. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and emotive songs and stories of Tim Buckley including Song to the Siren, Buzzin' Fly, Dolphins and more. A must-see show!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Multi award winning musician Adam Page embarks on yet another ground-breaking show with an exploration in sound using, as the title suggests, 4 saxophones and a beat machine. Stepping away from the usual improvised performance Page is renowned for, this new show comprises largely of composed pieces for one man, the saxophone family... and a beat machine!

Winner of BEST MUSIC at the 2017 & 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe and BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2016 and 2017 South Australian Music Awards, this is a must see show for music lovers of all ages.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness" Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

A History of Early Blues Part 1

Travel back to the pre-Depression blues era and discover pioneer blues musicians Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and more and join this multi-award winning blues trio as they pay homage to the early blues. A must-see show!

★★★★★ "These three guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.
★★★★★ "Sensational" RIU.

A History of Early Blues is an amazing performance that is equal parts music and blues history that is ably told by award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith. This show has sold-out the last five years of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so book early to get your ticket!

 

TIX $25/23

Date: Sunday 1 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues Part 1

A History of Early Blues Part 2

Explore the songs and stories that make up the post-Depression blues era with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Blues Trio and discover the raw energy of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis and more in this five-star dynamic and interactive show.

"Exceptional Musicianship" Kryzstoff Raw.
"Music at it's best" GlamAdelaide.

Part music performance, part history lesson, 'A History of Early Blues' is the sell-out fringe sensation that has won five-stars in each of the five years it has been running. Join award-winning blues guitarist and songwriter Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith and they journey through the early delta blues! Book early as this show will sell-out!

Tix - $25/23

Date: Sunday 1 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues Part 2

Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Tarantino is the creepy uncle that Mike, Dave and Dave never had. When our own basic parents were trying to get us into cheesy pop, Tarantino put us on the straight and narrow with an eclectic mix of A-grade B-sides. We will explore the director's cracker music taste with covers from Dusty Springfield, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale and many more.

TIX - $18


Date: Wednesday 4 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
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Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Sun Songs

Two great singers Louis King (Melbourne) and Pat Powell (Sydney) backed by an all-star blues band celebrate the music of legendary Memphis label Sun Records whose founder Sam Phillips recorded black artists when no-one else would.


 The Jamaican and the Scot will alternate presenting the black and white of Sun Records, performing fiery, toe-tapping renditions of the best of Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, B B King, Elvis Presley, Little Walter and more including Mystery Train, Walk The Line, Rocket 88 and Great Balls of Fire.


★★★★1/2  "Exciting, electric, exhilarating, energetic, but most of all entertaining." Fringefeed - Perth Fringe 2019

TIX - $25/20/17.50

Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Sun Songs

Caledonian Castaways

Members of bands like Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and Louis King make up this supergroup of Melburnian ex-pat Scots blues/roots musicians, performing original music about their journeys from Scotland to Australia.

Channel your inner Scot, come along and shout “Goooaallll!” as the lads sing 'Archie,' while grainy footage of a 1978 World Cup Scottish wonder-goal plays onscreen.

Ska, funk, blues and country grooves. Tunes like "Bonnie Koori Girl” the story of Scots lad and Aboriginal girl, set to a rocksteady groove or “Caledonian Castaways” a country lament about the huge journey made by Scots to reach Australia. Great musicians, great patter.

TIX - $25/20 CHILD $17.50 


Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
Caledonian Castaways

Sun Songs

Two great singers Louis King (Melbourne) and Pat Powell (Sydney) backed by an all-star blues band celebrate the music of legendary Memphis label Sun Records whose founder Sam Phillips recorded black artists when no-one else would.


 The Jamaican and the Scot will alternate presenting the black and white of Sun Records, performing fiery, toe-tapping renditions of the best of Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, B B King, Elvis Presley, Little Walter and more including Mystery Train, Walk The Line, Rocket 88 and Great Balls of Fire.


★★★★1/2  "Exciting, electric, exhilarating, energetic, but most of all entertaining." Fringefeed - Perth Fringe 2019

TIX - $25/20/17.50

Date: Friday 6 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Sun Songs

Caledonian Castaways

Members of bands like Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and Louis King make up this supergroup of Melburnian ex-pat Scots blues/roots musicians, performing original music about their journeys from Scotland to Australia.

Channel your inner Scot, come along and shout “Goooaallll!” as the lads sing 'Archie,' while grainy footage of a 1978 World Cup Scottish wonder-goal plays onscreen.

Ska, funk, blues and country grooves. Tunes like "Bonnie Koori Girl” the story of Scots lad and Aboriginal girl, set to a rocksteady groove or “Caledonian Castaways” a country lament about the huge journey made by Scots to reach Australia. Great musicians, great patter.

TIX - $25/20 CHILD $17.50 


Date: Friday 6 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
Caledonian Castaways

Hit Ze Road Jacques

Fly with us on a musical journey through France, Quebec and Louisiana. Enjoy French songs from around the world.... some you'll know well, some you'll discover! From Edith Piaf's Paris to Zachary Richard's Lafayette via Robert Charlebois' Montreal, the Flaneurs will take you there.
Voila ! Joie de vivre garantie !

TIX - $25/20 


Date: Saturday 7 March
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
Hit Ze Road Jacques

Hit Ze Road Jacques

Fly with us on a musical journey through France, Quebec and Louisiana. Enjoy French songs from around the world.... some you'll know well, some you'll discover! From Edith Piaf's Paris to Zachary Richard's Lafayette via Robert Charlebois' Montreal, the Flaneurs will take you there.
Voila ! Joie de vivre garantie !

TIX - $25/20 


Date: Saturday 7 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Hit Ze Road Jacques

ELECTRIC DELTA: Blues Hits Big Town

From raw and gritty Mississippi to the refined urban sounds of Chicago, featuring popular classics by such artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter... who took to the city with amplified versions of their once acoustic songs.

The Young Sequoias follow the evolution of the blues in an era where popular music exploded into the heart of a sixties revolution. Music that inspired bands of the British invasion (Rolling Stones, Animals, Yardbirds...). Featuring the music of Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and Paul Butterfield... as well as the stripped back blues of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough who received late recognition.

Kick back and enjoy a mighty Blues celebration as Will and Matt pay homage to the pioneering artists of yesteryear.

TIX - $25/22


Date: Sunday 8 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ELECTRIC DELTA: Blues Hits Big Town

Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Tarantino is the creepy uncle that Mike, Dave and Dave never had. When our own basic parents were trying to get us into cheesy pop, Tarantino put us on the straight and narrow with an eclectic mix of A-grade B-sides. We will explore the director's cracker music taste with covers from Dusty Springfield, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale and many more.

TIX - $18


Date: Wednesday 11 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
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Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Friday 13 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Saturday 14 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

Join Adelaide-based blues band The Furball Express as they tramp through the swampy side of blues music delivered in their unique style of scratchy, swampy and smooth lo-fi vibe. From plantation work chants, through dusty juke joints, to steamy swamps and city laneways -- think Howlin' Wolf, Tony Joe White, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

TIX - $20/15


Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

Join Adelaide-based blues band The Furball Express as they tramp through the swampy side of blues music delivered in their unique style of scratchy, swampy and smooth lo-fi vibe. From plantation work chants, through dusty juke joints, to steamy swamps and city laneways -- think Howlin' Wolf, Tony Joe White, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

TIX - $20/15


Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues