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

COMA: ST. PREUX ART ENSEMBLE + BERNARD ALEXANDER QUARTET

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.

$30/ $25 MEMBERS

 

Date: Monday 19 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: ST. PREUX ART ENSEMBLE + BERNARD ALEXANDER QUARTET

ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page held a weekly residency to explore and hone his skills in improvising using a looping pedal. Over 1,500 shows later at home and abroad with numerous awards atop his piano, Page returns to this no holds barred approach where no musical rock will be left unturned.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ - This Is Radelaide
★★★★★ - Kryztoff

"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. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

"ASTONISHING!" - Billy Connolly.

BEST MUSIC - 2017 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe. 
BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe.

Presented by:
Wizard Tone Records 

Independent record label based in Adelaide, SA.

TICKETS: ADULT $20 - CONC $15 

60 MINUTE SHOW

 

Date: Wednesday 21 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Thursday 22 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

* SOLD OUT*


Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Friday 23 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

*SOLD OUT*


Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Saturday 24 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE HUSHES PRESENT: LEAD BELLY

Highly acclaimed blues trio The Hushes will journey through the songs and stories of the legendary prison blues singer Huddie Ledbetter better known as 'Lead Belly'.

Blues chanteuse Emily Davis, slide guitar virtuoso Cal Williams Jr and double-bass maestro Kory Horwood bring "warmth, intimacy and delicious harmonies to these timeless songs" Indaily.

TICKETS - $20/18

60 MINUTE SHOW


Date: Sunday 25 February
Time: 3.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
THE HUSHES PRESENT: LEAD BELLY

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

Multi-award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and Canadian harp maestro Will Kallinderis will guide you through the songs and stories of early blues from Spirituals and Work Songs to Prison Ballads and Mississippi Delta Blues. "An exceptional evening of blues.

Stunning musicianship ★★★★★ " - The Clothesline

TICKETS - $25/22 - GROUP OF 6+ $20

75 MINUTE SHOW

Date: Sunday 25 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

COMA: SPECIAL EVENT - MATTHEW SHEENS QUARTET (NY) 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 26 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: SPECIAL EVENT - MATTHEW SHEENS QUARTET (NY) ALBUM LAUNCH

ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page held a weekly residency to explore and hone his skills in improvising using a looping pedal. Over 1,500 shows later at home and abroad with numerous awards atop his piano, Page returns to this no holds barred approach where no musical rock will be left unturned.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ - This Is Radelaide
★★★★★ - Kryztoff

"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. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

"ASTONISHING!" - Billy Connolly.

BEST MUSIC - 2017 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe. 
BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe.

Presented by:
Wizard Tone Records 

Independent record label based in Adelaide, SA.

TICKETS: ADULT $20 - CONC $15

60 MINUTE SHOW

 

Date: Wednesday 28 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Milton Man Gogh + Django Rowe Quartet

Milton Man Gogh (MMG) is an experimental trio, formed as an outlet for the members to play the original compositions that no-one else wanted to play. Having performed and recorded together in various freelance and original settings over the last few years, the boys felt that the combination of shit yarns, shit music, a tortured, self-mutilating artist and a certain domestic beer made perfect sense; they decided to go ahead and give it a Man Gogh.

 The result is an amalgamation of the core influences from each of the members; jazz, prog, contemporary classical and metal. Equally comfortable plundering sounds from Meshuggah and Donny McCaslin to Aphex Twin and Bela Bartok, MMG seeks to explore personal inquiry through composition, ultimately being brought to life in the studio and live performance.

 Milton Man Gogh’s debut album, Stress To Impress, was released October 10th, 2017 through iconic experimental Sydney label, Art As Catharsis to local and international acclaim.

MMG are absolutely thrilled to be performing at The Wheatsheaf, Thursday March 1st as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, alongside local renowned Jazz Guitarist, Django Rowe and his Quartet. 

 ‘Milton Man Gogh excel at creating a diverse palate of emotions through frequent but deliberate changes in phrasing and playing dynamics. The sludge-ridden double-bass lines and aggressive, percussive insanity juxtapose almost too-perfectly with the many genuinely beautiful moments which catch the listener entirely off-guard, simultaneously becoming aware of the goosebumps running down their arm and the single tear welling in their eye.’ – William France, Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Date: Thursday 1 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Milton Man Gogh + Django Rowe Quartet

Dave Hudson "The Journey" Album Launch with special guests + Ben Ford-Davies

Showcasing his new record The Journey and touring it around Oz with his band The Eclectic Collective, Dave Hudson kicks off with a CD Launch at The Wheatsheaf beginning his ‘Moments’ tour. Dave is excited to be debuting his 10 track album and live show with the 6 piece band behind him. He is currently performing solo around South Australia.

Huddo’s original songs, from the folky ‘Strange Emotion’ to the rock theatrics of ‘guess who’s coming to dinner’, have a raw honesty about them, full of powerful harmonies  built around thoughtful lyrics and a solid backbeat.

 Having secured a support from Ben Ford-Davies, Dave will be playing tracks from The Journey including local favorites “Promenade” and “Distant Ships” plus a few other influential favorites. It’s going to be a special night so be sure to bring ya la-la’s!

TICKETS - $25 ON THE DOOR OR $30 WITH CD

Date: Friday 2 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Dave Hudson "The Journey" Album Launch with special guests + Ben Ford-Davies

Fanny Lumsden (NSW) Album Launch Tour + Melody Moko

In celebration of the release her  brand new record 'Real Class Act', Fanny Lumsden is bringing the 6th annual Country Halls Tour to the Wheatsheaf Hotel in March 2018. 

It will be a night of live music, stories and good times that is an all ages all in community night out. This is an all ages event, and an opportunity to see live music in a concert format. 

Fanny Lumsden has had a huge past few years since the release of her debut record Small Town Big Shot, with an ARIA nomination, a Golden Guitar and a CMC Award for best new Artist, APRA PDA award and  four #1 singles on CMC and a sold out 2016 Country Halls Tour.

Date: Saturday 3 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Fanny Lumsden (NSW) Album Launch Tour + Melody Moko

THE HUSHES PRESENT: LEAD BELLY

Highly acclaimed blues trio The Hushes will journey through the songs and stories of the legendary prison blues singer Huddie Ledbetter better known as 'Lead Belly'.

Blues chanteuse Emily Davis, slide guitar virtuoso Cal Williams Jr and double-bass maestro Kory Horwood bring "warmth, intimacy and delicious harmonies to these timeless songs" Indaily.

TICKETS - $20/18

60 MINUTE SHOW


Date: Sunday 4 March
Time: 3.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
THE HUSHES PRESENT: LEAD BELLY

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

Multi-award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and Canadian harp maestro Will Kallinderis will guide you through the songs and stories of early blues from Spirituals and Work Songs to Prison Ballads and Mississippi Delta Blues. "An exceptional evening of blues.

Stunning musicianship ★★★★★ " - The Clothesline

TICKETS - $25/22 - GROUP OF 6+ $20

75 MINUTE SHOW 


Date: Sunday 4 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

COMA: THOMAS VOSS QUINTET + I HOLD THE LION'S PAW

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 5 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: THOMAS VOSS QUINTET + I HOLD THE LION'S PAW

ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page held a weekly residency to explore and hone his skills in improvising using a looping pedal. Over 1,500 shows later at home and abroad with numerous awards atop his piano, Page returns to this no holds barred approach where no musical rock will be left unturned.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ - This Is Radelaide
★★★★★ - Kryztoff

"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. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

"ASTONISHING!" - Billy Connolly.

BEST MUSIC - 2017 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe. 
BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe.

Presented by:
Wizard Tone Records 

Independent record label based in Adelaide, SA.

TICKETS: ADULT $20 - CONC $15

60 MINUTE SHOW

 

Date: Wednesday 7 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Xavia Nou (NT) + Jen Lush & The Night's Insomnia

Xavia Nou

“The world needs to hear Xavia” — GEORGIA FIELDS

Xavia creates a swooning dreamscape of broad ranging modern-folk, a space where strings, earthy rhythms and soaring melodies take you on a beautiful, ethereal journey through song. 

Live, she has been described as 'one of the most unique live shows on the circuit' (Alasdair MacLean, The Clientele), blending rhythmic cello, looped beats, delicately striking vocals and harmonies and various complementary instruments. This music has been made with love and meaning, a weaving of harmony, rumination and imagery.

Xavia has lived and performed in Nashville, Europe, Malaysia and Adelaide, and is now settled and thriving in the central Australian desert in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Jen Lush

Adelaide singer/songwriter Jen Lush has recently released her first solo album, The Night’s Insomnia, a dark, open and achingly beautiful collection of songs crafted from the words of twelve contemporary Australian poets.
 
Lush together with Chris Parkinson, Tara Carragher, Richard Coates and Mark Seddon, takes hold of the poetry and threads it through with music and soundscapes channelling the poets’ disparate and intimate viewpoints into a singular, heartfelt, musical expression.
 
Stark and spacious, darkly fleeting, bold and beautifully teetering on the edges of folk, alt- country and something entirely it’s own.
 
Date: Friday 9 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Xavia Nou (NT) + Jen Lush & The Night's Insomnia

RIGHTEOUSLY - THE MUSIC OF LUCINDA WILLIAMS

Adelaide based singer/songwriter Tara Carragher makes a long awaited return to this years Adelaide Fringe for 'Righteously - The music of Lucinda Williams'.

As a seasoned and dynamic performer accompanied by a four piece band with an absolute passion for all things alt-country, Carragher is the natural choice to navigate the groundbreaking discography of the prolific americana troubadour.


Williams' career spans almost forty years from her earliest recordings, the self titled debut, to the breakthrough success of 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road', to her latest critically acclaimed work, the 'The Ghosts of Highway 20'. Her weighty contribution to modern popular culture cannot be denied and is a must see for die hard fans and newcomers alike.

TICKETS - $23/18 

90 MINUTE SHOW

Date: Saturday 10 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $23
Book Online
RIGHTEOUSLY - THE MUSIC OF LUCINDA WILLIAMS

RIGHTEOUSLY - THE MUSIC OF LUCINDA WILLIAMS

Adelaide based singer/songwriter Tara Carragher makes a long awaited return to this years Adelaide Fringe for 'Righteously - The music of Lucinda Williams'.

As a seasoned and dynamic performer accompanied by a four piece band with an absolute passion for all things alt-country, Carragher is the natural choice to navigate the groundbreaking discography of the prolific americana troubadour.


Williams' career spans almost forty years from her earliest recordings, the self titled debut, to the breakthrough success of 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road', to her latest critically acclaimed work, the 'The Ghosts of Highway 20'. Her weighty contribution to modern popular culture cannot be denied and is a must see for die hard fans and newcomers alike.

TICKETS - $23/18 

90 MINUTE SHOW


Date: Sunday 11 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $23
Book Online
RIGHTEOUSLY - THE MUSIC OF LUCINDA WILLIAMS

ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

Over a decade ago, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page held a weekly residency to explore and hone his skills in improvising using a looping pedal. Over 1,500 shows later at home and abroad with numerous awards atop his piano, Page returns to this no holds barred approach where no musical rock will be left unturned.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks (Edinburgh)
★★★★★ - This Is Radelaide
★★★★★ - Kryztoff

"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. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

"ASTONISHING!" - Billy Connolly.

BEST MUSIC - 2017 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe. 
BEST SOLO SHOW - 2009 New Zealand Fringe.

Presented by:
Wizard Tone Records 

Independent record label based in Adelaide, SA.

TICKETS: ADULT $20 - CONC $15

OR ON THE DOOR (IF NOT SOLD OUT)

 

 

Date: Wednesday 14 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
ADAM PAGE - FRINGE SHOW

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Thursday 15 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Friday 16 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

Here one minute, gone the next..come join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders. With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Uke'll remember us AND these classics!

Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. Get in quick - as the WUC's have sold out every year!!!

2.5 HOUR SHOW


Date: Saturday 17 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE: DO UKE REMEMBER?

THE CAT SWINGS BACK!

Two bands; two different collections and styles of eclectic, acoustic-driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - serving up a range of swampy blues classics interspersed with modern bluesy numbers, all delivered with an electrified acoustic vibe and smooth vocals. From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities - think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

Shake That Thang - from irrepressible percussion, driving guitar and swingin' stand-up bass to hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and energetic vocals, Shake That Thang consistently deliver up-tempo r'n'b and jump swing that you can definitely shake your thang to! Settle back and enjoy the fun!

90 MINUTE SHOW


Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
THE CAT SWINGS BACK!

THE CAT SWINGS BACK!

Two bands; two different collections and styles of eclectic, acoustic-driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - serving up a range of swampy blues classics interspersed with modern bluesy numbers, all delivered with an electrified acoustic vibe and smooth vocals. From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities - think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

Shake That Thang - from irrepressible percussion, driving guitar and swingin' stand-up bass to hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and energetic vocals, Shake That Thang consistently deliver up-tempo r'n'b and jump swing that you can definitely shake your thang to! Settle back and enjoy the fun!

90 MINUTE SHOW


Date: Sunday 18 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
THE CAT SWINGS BACK!

COMA: ANGUS MASON TRIO + THE VAMPIRES

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 19 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ANGUS MASON TRIO + THE VAMPIRES

SCALA: ALEX & EMMA + SCOTT COOK (CAN) + CORIN RAYMOND (CAN)

 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.

 $15 - members $5 

Date: Thursday 22 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
SCALA: ALEX & EMMA + SCOTT COOK (CAN) + CORIN RAYMOND (CAN)

Jeremiah Johnson + Banjo Jackson + Kelly Menhennett

An explosive evening of Folk, Roots and Blues music with three of the super powers in Australia acoustic music. Jeremiah Johnson is touring Australia again over the next twelve months promoting his fourth studio album "Head Towards The Sun" reviewed in Rhythms Magazine Jan/ Feb edition. Whilst Kelly Menhenett is riding the wave of her highly anticipated, award-winning second album "Small Dreams" recorded live in Mr Lemon's studio Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard. Adelaide's own Banjo Jackson is an absolute stand out on every festival he plays and together playing solo sets will be a night not to miss. 

Date: Friday 23 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jeremiah Johnson + Banjo Jackson + Kelly Menhennett

D Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans + Tara Carragher

Based in The United States for the last few years Australian music artist D Henry Fenton will be performing with his band The Elizabethans.
 
The latest album Twice I Fell Down Once recorded in LA received some good regional Australian radio airplay and reviews.
 
'a vocal cross between Tom Petty and Roy Orbison, Fentons tasty guitar would sit well on recordings by either Wilbury' Rhythms Magazine 2017. 
 
He has opened shows for John Mayer, Colbie Caillat, Lissie,The Corrs and Ed Kuepper. Special guest will be Tara Carragher, one of Adelaide's most wonderful singer songwriters
 
Date: Saturday 24 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
D Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans + Tara Carragher

Akoustic Odyssey

Akoustic Odyssey are an Australian, original, instrumental, world fusion musical group. Consisting of guitar, bass, cello, violin, percussion, drums, flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone, this combination creates a rich and truly unique sound. The blend of these original works and the newness of the sound make Akoustic Odyssey true innovators. It has been described that “Akoustic Odyssey are uncatergorisable” (Julia Lester ABC Classic FM) and their music is “crucial evidence of the treasure trove of musical genius we are blessed with in South Australia” (David Jobling, Independent Weekly-2007) They are influenced by so many different musical styles including Rock/Metal, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic that this in turn makes them truly Australian.
 
Founded in 2005 by current band members Joshua Tsounis and Anne Harrington, Akoustic Odyssey quickly grew into it's current format of six members. Their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people's choice award. In the same year they made their first recording, an EP of six tracks. In 2007 , at the same festival they were nominated for the same award. In 2008 the band's first full length album titled 'ILIOS' was released. The recording and marketing was assisted financially by Arts SA and the launch was sponsored by Ceceres Music.
 
Shortly after the CD launch, Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the 2009 WOMADelaide festival. This performance was a great success for the band where they played to a very responsive crowd of over 5000. During the same year the band traveled to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival. The band receives regular support and airplay on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM and SBS radio.
 
Akoustic Odyssey are:
 
Joshua Tsounis - Guitar 
Stephan Richter - Bass/Cello 
Anne Harrington - Percussion 
Emma Luker - Violin 
Tim Nott - Woodwind 
Wade Nixon - Drums
 
Date: Sunday 25 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Akoustic Odyssey

COMA: SPECIAL EVENT - MATTHEW SHEENS QUARTET (NY) 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 26 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: SPECIAL EVENT - MATTHEW SHEENS QUARTET (NY) ALBUM LAUNCH

Z-Star Delta (UK) + Courtney Robb & Snooks la Vie

Z-STAR DELTA (aka ‘the exploration vessel’) is the explosive powerful duo that was born on the road during a Z-STAR Australian tour. The two piece features Zee Gachette on lead vocals and drums, supported by an electric, slide, bass and synth wizard. Fast becoming hot music property in Australia and the UK, being hailed as the highlight of many a festival, thanks to their most legendary and powerful shows at Glastonbury, Mullum Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Mitchell's Creek Rock & Blues Fest, Penguin Pride, The Camden Assembly, The J Theatre, Oxjam and The Basement to name a few.

Zee’s captivating tone and grit have been likened to greats such as Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. But what’s even more striking is that these powerful vocals are being delivered whilst she drums with a compelling, Bo-Diddly inspired, tribal intensity “reminiscent of the White Stripes” according to The Echo.  Their debut single ‘I Put A Spell On You (Z-Star Delta Version)’ will be released in early 2018 to coincide with the announcement of their third headline Australian tour. But what’s so surprising is the amount of radio support the duo have received already for their raw, unpolished live studio recordings from their limited edition 'Face The Iron Ram' tour mixtape; from Triple J, to PBS, 4ZZZ, ABC, Hit FM, Koori, Noosa FM and more.

 ‘Z-Star Delta offer up a smorgasbord of tunes, effects and rhythms. One minute you’re rocking and then you’re in a Sci-Fi movie! Complex and enthralling!’ – Australian Stage

 ‘Nitrous-injected hyper-blues that spiritually hail from the Mississippi Delta…Charismatic, vibrant, original…shockwave of sonic power.” – 100% Rock Magazine

 “Wonderful voice, psychedelic word flow…hypnotic drumming.‘ – Blues in Britain

‘Electrifying…world-class live music.’ – SwampHouse

'Fast rising blues duo.’ – Beat Magazine


Date: Saturday 31 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $12
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Z-Star Delta (UK) + Courtney Robb & Snooks la Vie

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 1 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bluegrass Junction

Blues, Ballads & Beers with Jimmy Bay + Frets Patrick

Join blues-folk vagabond Jimmy Bay and homebody fingerpicker Frets Patrick for an afternoon of blues, ballads and beers at The Wheatsheaf Hotel. Jimmy Bay’s honest storytelling and foot stomping rhythms are the perfect accompaniment to Frets Patrick’s authentic old-timey sound. So if you're looking for a relaxed Sunday afternoon with a few beers and some great folk music, this one's for you.


Date: Sunday 8 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Sean Kemp Album Launch + Bullfight

Sean Kemp, along with brother Drew Kemp and Kirsten Glover,  will launch his debut CD 'FLICKA', which has already gained national airplay on Triple J and community radio. 

Supported by Bullfight

 'FLICKA is an emotional journey which explores love, loss and recovery'

This is RADELAIDE, 2018.

Date: Sunday 15 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sean Kemp Album Launch + Bullfight

Carus Thompson (VIC) + Laura Hill

Globe trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has done it the hard way. Independent, with no commercial radio play, self-managed and funded he’s toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way.

He’s won his loyal fan base through 20 years of hitting the road, one punter, one gig, one tour at a time, always delivering passionate, energetic, folk-rocking shows that entertain and engage. 

 It’s fitting that in support of his new single and video clip “Starved Myself Pretty” - a sharp, succinct and emotive comment on shows like X factor – he’s heading out around the country in solo mode. No tricks, no backing, just one man, a guitar and his songs. The anti-thesis of the commercial, mainstream, corporate and exploitive approach that the reality music shows take. 

This is the third and final tour for his lauded ISLAND album, before he takes a break to start writing for album number seven. Don’t miss one of this countries finest pub-rock acoustic singer-songwriters. 

Very special guest, local roots start Laura Hill opens.

“A wonderful return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen” – FORTE Magazine

“This is quality Songwriting” – Jeff Jenkins, Living in the Land of OZ 

Date: Friday 20 April
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Carus Thompson (VIC) + Laura Hill

Kings & Associates + Mick Kidd

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 from JJJ in Australia to 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 with the winners to be announced in early Feb 2018. 
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: Saturday 21 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Kings & Associates + Mick Kidd

Mark Wilkinson (NSW) + Special guest

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

 This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On".  What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

 “He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and a richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him.”

— Hazel Buckley, TheMusic.com.au

 It is this connection that has seen Wilkinson sell out shows in over half a dozen countries and propel his music up the charts on two continents.  From busking on the streets of his home town to performing on arena stages alongside enigmatic names like Rodriguez and Brian Wilson, Wilkinson continues to forge his own path and take his music to the world.

 Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

Date: Thursday 26 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Mark Wilkinson (NSW) + Special guest

Shaun Kirk (VIC) ' Howlin' at the Moon' Tour + Laura Hill

Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US Record Deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015. Determined to overcome his disappointment and grow from it, Kirk has since spent countless hours soul searching and honing his skills as a writer and musician inside his home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne; prevailing with a fresh new sound and groove to carry him into the next phase of his ever evolving career.

Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

Date: Friday 27 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Shaun Kirk (VIC) ' Howlin' at the Moon' Tour + Laura Hill

Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

ABOUT DANIEL CHAMPAGNE One reviewer recently wrote –

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” (themusic.com.au)

 

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today.

 

At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco, Jake Shimabukuro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela –all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. His latest release ‘Fault Lines’ is available now.  As one reviewer recently wrote,  “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). 

Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

Freya Josephine Hollick with special guest: Jen Lush

Freya Josephine Hollick finished 2017 with a new e.p, new single, 3 Age Music Victoria Award Nominations, a tour with Justin Townes Earle plus festival appearances at Nannup Music Festival, Boogie Festival , Gumball, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Kyneton Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Bluegrass Festival, Out on the Weekend & Queenscliff Music Festival             

In her first full band show in Adelaide, the old-timey country songbird brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia, through wartime romance, the golden era of country music and into a cosmic hootenanny.

 With a voice that floats between Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James, Freya Josephine Hollick is a lady not to be missed.

 

Date: Sunday 10 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $12
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Freya Josephine Hollick with special guest: Jen Lush