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

Emma Luker's Tune Book Launch- with The Fiddle Chicks & Soursob Bob

Emma Luker is a fiddle player-about-town and has just released a book of tunes and stories from her life so far.
 
Emma will be performing with her friend Dee as The Fiddle Chicks, who are an energetic original folk duo who create songs and tunes with only fiddles and stomp-boxes. 
 
Also joining Emma on the night is the original Adelaide singer-songwriter Soursob Bob.
 
Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
Emma Luker's Tune Book Launch- with The Fiddle Chicks & Soursob Bob

Sofia Menguita "Growing Pains" EP Launch + Bonnie & The Walnuts

Launching her sophomore EP, "Growing Pains", Sofia Menguita has delicately crafted her own sound universe that fuses pop, rock, and dusty folk, with deeply-felt writing. This new creation reflects on love and desire rooted in her adolescence.
 
Supporting her is 'Bonnie & The Walnuts' - a passion project headed by multi-instrumentalist and Adelaide local boy Troy Bonnie Anderson.
 
Date: Friday 14 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sofia Menguita "Growing Pains" EP Launch + Bonnie & The Walnuts

63 Deluxe

63 Deluxe are an original blues infused funk rock trio with soulful grooves hailing from Adelaide SA. If you haven't caught these boys live, now's your chance Crafted music and thoughtful lyrics with room for improvisation! That’s exactly what you can expect to hear at a 63 Deluxe live show. The Deluxe boys will light up the Wheaty stage yet again for a groove filled night.



Date: Saturday 15 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
 63 Deluxe

Stirling Silver + Gallowglass

Stirling Silver was formed to perform at a birthday party in Stirling in July 2021. Based on the Adelaide Hills village, the band’s name is, obviously, a pun on the hallmark alloy, sterling silver. Stirling Silver was initially formed to play Johnny Cash songs, along with similar country material.

The band has since been joined by Lizzie Hughes (Hurting Curtis, the Charm Offensive) and more recently in mid 2023 by Billy Bob Rankine, thus extending its repertoire in a more eclectic direction.
 
 
 
Gallowglass: a five piece Celtic-inspired instrumental folk band who include original songs in their repertoire.
 
TIX - $15 ON THE DOOR
 
 
Date: Sunday 16 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Stirling Silver + Gallowglass

COMA - DEFACTO BROTHERS + OMENS

 

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

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

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $12


Date: Monday 17 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - DEFACTO BROTHERS + OMENS

Almost Evelyn

Almost Evelyn return to the Wheaty with their three-part harmonies and beautiful and poignant original songs. 
 
The band has been in the studio recording a “long list” of songs for their first album, and will be playing them all.
 
Help them decide which ones should make the cut!
Date: Friday 21 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Almost Evelyn

Holly 'Cookie' Baker + Charles Jenkins (VIC) + Jen Lush + Vile Bloom

Four uniquely accomplished songwriters play two sets 'song for song' on a winter's evening; sharing the stage, passing the baton and sharing the stories behind the music. A place for friends, poetry and songs, old and new. Curated and hosted by Holly 'Cookie' Baker. 

TIX - $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 22 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Holly 'Cookie' Baker + Charles Jenkins (VIC) + Jen Lush + Vile Bloom

Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Concert

Fusing folklore and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional English/Celtic folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes that are influenced by the myths and legends from the lands of their ancestors and the land that they live upon today. Ever evolving, Spiral Dance welcomes you to this year's Winter Solstice celebration with a new lineup.

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Sunday 23 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Concert

Down Under to Edinburgh: An Aussie Music Quiz Night Fundraiser

'Down Under: The Songs that Shaped Australia' (formerly Mixtape Australia) is heading to Edinburgh in August after winning the House of Oz Purse Prize at the 2024 Adelaide Fringe. The prize includes return flights and accommodation for 4 members of our 6 piece band as well as some PR assistance and venue hire. We are fundraising to cover flights and accommodation for our other two band members and anything extra will go towards livings costs for the band - it's pretty expensive to live in Edinburgh for a month!

Musical director and co-writer, Aaron Nash, has put together an Aussie Music Quiz Night where you'll have the opportunity to win great prizes, test your knowledge and enjoy some good old fashioned competition with a room of fellow Aussie Music lovers. With live music performed by the original Mixtape Australia band, including multi-award-winning performer Michelle Pearson, this is where RocKwiz meets the Great Aussie Songbook! 

Details:

Thursday 27 June, 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We expect to be finished by 9:30pm.

The Wheatsheaf Hotel - 39 George Street, Thebarton. 

You can bring your own supper or you can enjoy food from the visiting food truck. Drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Teams of 4 to 6 participants - If you want to attend but don’t have a group of 4 to 6 people please get in touch as we can possibly add you to a group. 

All funds raised at the quiz night go directly to our Edinburgh project. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity. Stay tuned for more information on prizes!

For information and further questions please contact Michelle Pearson on info@werallycreative.com 

TIX - $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Thursday 27 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Down Under to Edinburgh: An Aussie Music Quiz Night Fundraiser

Whitebulb + Perfect 50

The sensational four-piece band, Whitebulb, humbling bring you some astonishing melodies in their set with Perfect 50, drawing inspiration from the likes of prodigies like The Beatles and Queen, while offering their own flavours with storytelling and natural talent.

Their young, irresistible charm draws you in and leaves you with an unforgettable night of enjoying lovingly cultivated music and lyrics- that you’ve probably written in your journal yourself.

Playing alongside the folk rock band Perfect 50, with their whimsical and dreamy sound.

Their inventive and creative performances will leave you longing to come again- to have fun and experience their remarkable talent with all of your senses. 

Date: Friday 28 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Whitebulb + Perfect 50

Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

The Wheatsheaf Ceramics and Glass Sale is coming up on Saturday 29th of June from 2pm to 5pm.  

A highlight on the calendar, this twice-yearly event is run by ceramic and glass artists selling direct to the public.  

Come meet the artists and expect to find treasures ranging from small cups and every day vessels to special exhibition pieces and sculptures. 


Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Crackle & Pop Records will be setting up shop in the front bar - come on in, grab a beer, and get your wax fix!

2-5pm

Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Kathie Renner & The Search Party with Special Guests Laurel

Singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, returns to the Wheatsheaf Hotel with her band The Search Party and special guests, Laurel. Kathie will showcase songs from her catalogue. Joining her onstage are Steve Todd (drums), Shaun Duncan (bass) and Tyler Venter (guitar).
 
Kathie's special guests are the fabulous vocal trio, Laurel, who write, arrange and perform songs from their ever growing repertoire.
 
TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
 
Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Kathie Renner & The Search Party with Special Guests Laurel

A History of Mississippi Country Blues - The Cal Williams Jr trio

Journey through the Mississippi Delta to discover the roots of the Country Blues sound with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Trio.

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 30 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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A History of Mississippi Country Blues - The Cal Williams Jr trio

COMA - The Bowerbird Collective + Ollie Cox Solo (MEL)

 

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

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

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $12


Date: Monday 1 July
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $35
Tickets at the door
COMA - The Bowerbird Collective + Ollie Cox Solo (MEL)

5 SIDED CUBE 'Gilgamesh' Single Launch + Live Slug Reaction: Jazz Grooves

On Friday the 5th of July, SA Music Award winners 5 SIDED CUBE will be joined by Adelaide’s most dank jazz-grooves experience, Live Slug Reaction, to delve deep into the collective unconscious and launch their latest single, Gilgamesh.  Gilgamesh is the hero of the oldest written story in human history; The Epic of Gilgamesh.  Found and translated from 12 fragmented clay tablets dating back to over 1000 BC, the story tells of Gilgamesh the king, half human, half god, and the tyrannical leader of Uruk, the greatest city in ancient Mesopotamia.  Unrivalled and unmatched, the gods became unhappy with his ways, and so created his equal, Enkidu; half beast, half man, who roamed the forest and drank the milk of the wild cow.  Enkidu faced Gilgamesh in an epic battle and showed him the error of his ways, until they would eventually unite and become brothers to rule over and protect the city together! 

 Witness 5 SIDED CUBE and Live Slug Reaction, two of the most original jazz-grooves bands in SA unite as brothers to protect the kingdom of Adelaide, and journey on valiant quests across the lands in search of the most magical, most fabled sonic experiences known to human kind. 

TIX - $20 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Friday 5 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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5 SIDED CUBE 'Gilgamesh' Single Launch + Live Slug Reaction: Jazz Grooves

Stuart Day & The Red Motor CD Launch

Are you sick of the same old covers? Sick of relentless 12 bar blues?  Do you crave songs that tell a story, paint a picture, make you laugh and dance and think? Rev your engines and buckle up for some high-octane country rock with The Red Motor! 

The songs celebrate Australian life, love, and the weather. Some are old, from groups like FAB (Happy People!), Those Kodiaks, the Beggars, and Blue Katz. Some are brand new. It's all original, and drawn from 40 years of writing, playing, and pushing shit uphill.

Writer / singer Stuart Day is a well-known figure on Australian stages, and is ably supported by Billy Regione, Chris Woods, and Mike Jones.

"Nothing beats two guitars, bass, drum." - Lou Reed

Date: Friday 12 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Stuart Day & The Red Motor CD Launch

Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps + Cal Williams Jr

In the heart of the deep South, where the sweet tea flows and the twang of country music runs through the veins of every soul, there's a band that's stirring up a storm. Meet Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps, the country rock powerhouse that's making waves and turning every honky-tonk they play into a rowdy good time.
 
Hailing from the sun-soaked plains of the deep South, this talented group of musicians brings a refreshing blend of country and rock that'll have you stomping your boots and raising your glass. Their music is the soundtrack to life in the South, touching on themes of love, heartbreak, and the joy of living in a place where good times are just a two-step away.
 
Fronted by the charismatic and ever-energetic Brad Chicken, whose gravelly vocals are as Southern as pecan pie, the band delivers lyrics that hit you right in the heart. Whether they're singing about the highs of love or the lows of heartbreak, Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps lay it all out on the line with a raw honesty that's as authentic as a Southern drawl. 
 
With a rapidly growing fan base and a reputation for electrifying live shows, Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps are the embodiment of the Southern spirit. So, grab your cowboy hat, lace up your boots, and get ready to join the party with Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps. They're here to remind you that life's too short not to have a good time, and they've got the tunes to prove it. Y'all ready for some Southern rockin' country? The Bootstraps are waiting for you!
 
TIX - $20 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
 
 
 
Date: Saturday 13 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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 Brad Chicken & The Bootstraps + Cal Williams Jr

Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

Meanwhile Back At The Ranch… is an Adelaide based swing band with a difference.

The band takes on the traditions of the Western Swing genre which features a rich stew of music styles and was a precursor to rock and roll, reaching its zenith with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Predominantly 1930s/40s string band jazz played with fiddles, guitars double bass and drums, in it you can you can hear Hillbilly Boogie, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, early rockabilly and blues.  

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch’s mission is to swing the classics from every genre whether 100 years ago or 10 and with wit and energy.  It’s a very entertaining mix.


Date: Sunday 14 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

David Bridie (VIC)

David Bridie enjoys a distinguished career as a songwriter, composer & producer.

From the global impact of his early groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake to his ongoing work as a solo artist and soundtrack composer David is renowned as an innovator and a collaborator. His contribution was recognised by The Australia Council’s Don Banks Award in 2019, joining a long list of accolades David has collected across three decades of commitment to his craft and his community.

As a producer Bridie has worked with Christine Anu on her debut album “Stylin Up”; Archie Roach on his acclaimed “Jamu Dreaming” record; as well as projects with Frank Yamma, George Telek, Emily Wurramara and many others.

As a screen composer David has scored numerous international and Australian films, television series and documentaries earning multiple AFI/AACTA and Screen Music awards. 

David has been deeply immersed in Melanesian music since 1990 when Not Drowning Waving collaborated with George Telek and the musicians of Rabaul to create the seminal album Tabaran, marking the beginning of David & George’s long friendship and a collaboration that was documented in the film "Abebe Butterfly Song" which featured at the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival.

David released his sixth solo album in 2023, a collaborative spoken word record featuring 14 writers, and which has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize.  

TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
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David Bridie (VIC)

Sympathy Orchestra

Sympathy orchestra are a group of respected muscians playing original music, encompassing Rock, Jazz, Folk & Blues. SO have released four albums and have played significant concerts as part of the Festival Of Arts and The Fringe and were involved in the soundtrack to the motion picture ‘Tracker’.

Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra

Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch

Dave Graney and Clare Moore have in recent years been swinging between song focused studio albums (like this one) and more band focused rock albums, (like their previous set In A Mistly).


(strangely)(emotional) is so carefully titled because that’s the age we live in. A person has to be sure and careful of their words. It’s a sensitive area, the world, in 2024. Even though it is also brutal , viral and violent all at once. (The ground we walk upon is contested and just holding together with surface tension). So the words are quarantined from each other, in parentheses so as not to be qualifying or commenting on the other.


The words are rich, playful and very personal.


The album comes after a year where Graney and Moore toured the country to joy and acclaim with their 90s band Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes. This album was cooking away in the background all the while. Join them for this special Adelaider performance to launch the album!

TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
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Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch