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

Maurice Amour (UK) + BRIE RENE + NATHAN MAY

Maurice Amour (born December 10, 1993) is an English multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter from Newquay, Cornwall (UK). He was part of the indie band Franklin for years, but decided to part ways in 2017 to pursue a solo music career.

In January 2017 Amour released debut single titled "9 17". “A touching track written for his dearly departed brother" according to the online publication ' It's All Indie'. The Single was quickly recognized by the likes of BBC Radio One's DJ Huw Stephens and featured on his weekly playlist, Alongside this it was awarded 'Track of the week' for BBC introducing London. Amour released his Second Single 'Lightning Bolt' April 2017 featuring New York based rapper Young Reno. This song was rumoured to be written in a hotel room whilst Brandon toured the UK with national icons 'The Pigeon Detectives'.

Amours single "Take Me Back", a touching track written about Amours's life experiences, was released in January 2018. The year 2018 was full of singles from Amour; he released no less than 7 singles. Amour recently has reached 32.5 million plays on Spotify consisting of music he has written and released both through with others and individually.


Date: Thursday 20 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Maurice Amour (UK) + BRIE RENE + NATHAN MAY

Thirty Two Twenty + Chris Finnen

Thirty Two Twenty are a three piece band from Adelaide, South Australia, playing their own brand of modern traditional blues. 

Their first album was released in August 2016 and debuted at #11 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart.  Since the album's release, the band have earned international support slots with their seamless blend of classic blues and original material combined with their entertaining stage show.

SPECIAL GUEST - CHRIS FINNEN!

Date: Friday 21 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Thirty Two Twenty + Chris Finnen

Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Purchase hand made glass and ceramic works direct from local professional artists at this twice yearly sale. This mid-year event features: Alison Arnold, Elodie Barker, Kristel Britcher, Jane Burbidge, Jess Fisher, Mel Fraser, Ashlee Hopkins, Emma Klau, Madeline Prowd, Seedleaf Designs & Yo Dan.

Grab a bargain, get a beverage and say g'day from 12 - 3pm in the Tin Shed!

Date: Saturday 22 June
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Saltwater Taffy + Jen Lush & Steve Lennox

“Front porch songs in the tradition Americana, the music that migrated from the British Isles up into the mountains of Appalachia and came back down again.
A salty sweet tang of four part harmony with more than a touch of Old-Timey string band. Saltwater Taffy takes you on a melodic ride across the salty seas to the hills and cotton fields, from civil wars to lost loves. Travel with the Taffies way down that Old Plank Road, along the New Railroad by the Miller’s Pond and up though the North Country with a whisper of old time gospel along the way.


Songs that migrated across the oceans wandered up into the mountains took twists and turns then came back down.…and kept on travellin’.”

Saltwater Taffy is an Adelaide based Americana band. We’ve been around for about 5 years or so playing Fleurieu Folk Festival, Wirinna Bluegrass Festival, various folk clubs and other venues.

$10 on the door.


Date: Saturday 22 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Saltwater Taffy + Jen Lush & Steve Lennox

Two Voices - Featuring: Cathy Dobson (VIC) + Paula Standing

Let these Two Voices Change The Strings On Your Heart, with this musical adventure through life.

 Multi-award winning songwriter, Cathy Dobson has been picking up awards and accolades across the country, including Tamworth, Canberra, the Peninsula and The Australian Songwriters Association. 

 With many awards and short listings already behind her, in 2017 “A Break In The Clouds’ won this Melbourne based musician, the Basin Music Fest Songwriting award as well as the lyrics section of the Songs Alive Aust. Comp. “Jericho Rose” took out first prize at the Hughenden songwriting competition as well as the prestigious Maldon Folk Festival Roddy Read Award. 

 Cathy’s songs are now being covered by other artists, including two time 2019 Golden Guitar winner Andrew Swift, with a version of Cathy’s “Ball and Chain” on his award winning album “Call Out For The Cavalry”.

https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Dobson-199938173352863/ 

Gritty tales of truth, with a spattering of murder ballads, cloaked in an innocent country rock sound. Paula Standing has been spreading her sound in festivals and venues right across Australia. An established favourite amongst the contemporary indie roots scene, where wry humour and warmth are as much a part of the show as her impressive vocal range and guitar combo. 

Date: Sunday 23 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Two Voices - Featuring: Cathy Dobson (VIC) + Paula Standing

Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Elder Conservatorium of Music present an evening of original music by students of the Popular Music program.   Featuring 6 bands, come and experience the work of some of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging songwriters.


Date: Wednesday 26 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

SCALA - David Rogers + Gorgijas Son + Lily and the Drum

 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 27 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - David Rogers + Gorgijas Son + Lily and the Drum

Ryan Oliver (VIC) EP Launch + Katie Pomery

Country past, city present. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Oliver combines travel, working class experience and Australian influence to create songs that have one foot inside and out of conventional genres. Melbourne Covered In Snow was penned after Ryan moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria to become isolated and focus on creativity. Following the single release of indie-pop offering ‘Not Having You’ his debut EP ‘Melbourne Is Covered In Snow’ will be available world wide on June 1 2019 accompanied by an Australian tour. 

$20 on the door

Date: Friday 28 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $12
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Ryan Oliver (VIC) EP Launch + Katie Pomery

Blue Katz - 20 Years of the Red Album

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

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

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

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

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

$10 on the door


Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Blue Katz - 20 Years of the Red Album

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 30 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

COMA - Thomas Voss Big Band + Lament for the Reef

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 1 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Thomas Voss Big Band + Lament for the Reef

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES - Featuring: Alison Flett + Jelena Dinic + Juan Garrido-Salgado + Tash McCammon

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

W.M.N + Aries Music + Nancy Bates

Adelaide based band W.M.N (pronounced 'woman') is made up of four members, Dayé Jung, Lucie Vano, Wallis Prophet and Ella Moeck.
 
With their distinct and unique sound, they've created their own genre through the collaboration of electronic beats, spoken word poetry and heart felt harmonies, you can expect to be moved by the heart breaking stories that W.M.N have to share.
 
W.M.N, which stands for ‘we model normality’, set out to do just that, not only making a difference with their music and lyrics but also by representing minorities in the community, as an all queer female and non-binary band. With the four members existing proudly within the LGBTQI+ community, they challenge and question sexuality and gender roles, they allow room for others to open up conversation and strive to give another perspective.

$15 on the door


Date: Thursday 4 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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W.M.N + Aries Music + Nancy Bates

Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

Adelaide originals FritzDolly return once again to shake the stage of the Wheatsheaf hotel .

With their capitivating live take on rock and roll tunes tempered and conceived in the Rock Cave of Torrens Rd .... of course this all could not be done without assistance from local troubadour SourSob Bob .. this will pack out so be early..  

Date: Friday 5 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

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

Date: Saturday 6 July
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Kelly's Wayke

Kelly’s Wayke was actually born at an Irish wake for Mick Murphy, brother of band member Brian Murphy and family friend of the Kelly‘s, So when the Kellys‘ and the Murphys got together for Micks wake, all the old irish songs our parents had taught us when we were growing up were played to celebrate Micks life.
 
We were playing for 6 to 7 hours at the back room of the pub, when the publican came into the room, we thought he was going to kick us out for making too much noise, but he said “no, we turned off the jukeboxes hours ago, we’ve been listening to you guys all night”. A quick phone call from Damien to Brian and Paddy the next day and Kelly’s Wayke was born, and we celebrate life.
 
Date: Saturday 6 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Kelly's Wayke

David Blumberg & The Maraby Band

The Maraby Band are an ensemble of underground rock and roll itinerants, headed up by veteran Adelaide multi-instrumentalist and songwriter David Blumberg.

In 2017 the band released a full length LP, "Gertrude" (currently in its second pressing), a uniquely South Australian song cycle recorded in the Flinders Ranges.

The band toured the record across WA, SA, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania in October and November of 2017 culminating in a performance on the lawns at MONA. February of this year saw the band taking "Gertrude" on an epic journey from FNQ down to Wollongong covering thousands of kilometres and gaining fans in the regional centres and cities visited.

The album sways between psychedelic folk and hard riffage, but the live performance forgoes all acoustic instruments for a 100% long-hard-tour-tight rock and roll juggernaut that has to be seen to be believed. No other Australian band today can lay claim to be bringing a fully conceived and realised rock opus to the stage!

Date: Sunday 7 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
David Blumberg & The Maraby Band

SCALA - Maisie B + Ziggy + Katie Pomery Band

 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 11 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Maisie B + Ziggy + Katie Pomery Band

Isaac Thomas & The Chungi + Jimmy Bay + Elli Belle

Adelaide’s Isaac Thomas creates emotive, guitar driven soul songs.

Born into a musical family he began learning the guitar at age 6 with the guidance of idols Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante and John Mayer. In 2015 he moved from Adelaide to Tennant Creek, a little town in the heart of the NT. It was here where he began backing local bands, doing session work for recording artists, running music workshops and coming to the realisation that music was just about the only thing he was good at.

After playing a slew of shows under his own name, he was given an opportunity to record at the Winanjjikari music center… Three years later his debut EP ‘The Art of Procrastination’ was released and he moved back to Adelaide in the hope to find more work and reach a larger audience.


Date: Saturday 13 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Isaac Thomas & The Chungi + Jimmy Bay + Elli Belle

BASTILLEMAINIA with Louise Blackwell and the French Set

Celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday 14 July with Bastillemania at the Wheatsheaf Hotel when Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and the French Set perform a wonderful selection of songs by artists of the great French chanson tradition. With a stellar band including Mark Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Josh Baldwin on drums, come get your French on as they pay hommage to Fréhel, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Jean Sablon, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Constantin, Charles Aznavour and more! A formidable French variety show with great Parisian atmosphere that is sure to delight!
“…a chanteuse of inimitable style and full of joie de vivre…” BROADWAY WORLD

TIX - $20/15 

If you’re wondering the streets or home watching TV

Feeling bored, undecided, full of melancholy

Grab your coat, get your hat, turn that sadness to glee

Come and join our French party at the mighty Wheaty

You won’t hear a bar of Lennon or McCartney

But your hearts will be filled with a French melody

We will step back in history, remembering things past

All things French should I say, as it is Bastille Day

When the French all rose up, kicked the crown, let him down

Wasn’t fun for King Louis, but we’ll have a blast!

Date: Sunday 14 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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BASTILLEMAINIA with Louise Blackwell and the French Set

COMA - Ben Fuller Sextet + The Frisell Experiment

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 15 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Ben Fuller Sextet + The Frisell Experiment

Joe Man Murphy "Old pine tree" Single launch + Ben Timbers

Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk/Roots artist that now calls Australia home.

A true singer/songwriter and storyteller, Joe Man draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in his must-see stage shows. He has recently released his third album ‘Happy Days’ with a national tour in 2018.

A multi-instrumentalist, Joe Man has captured the hearts of audiences through his warmth, honesty and stories from a life well lived. He has performed at National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Tablelands Festival and Majors Creek Festival to name a few.

Date: Thursday 18 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Joe Man Murphy "Old pine tree" Single launch + Ben Timbers

Magpie Diaries (NSW) + Jason Walker + Kelly Menhennett

Dashville (NSW) natives Magpie Diaries will take their eloquently soothing soul country to Adelaide this July. The show is part of a national tour for their highly acclaimed debut album Sanctuary and the latest single Honey. 


For this special show they will be fresh from a leisurely roll down the Stuart Highway, playing shows in Darwin and Alice Springs. For this show they’ll be joined by special guest, songwriter, author and pedal steel statesman Jason Walker. 

The band title and songs within Sanctuary centre on the mind of singer-songwriter and Dashville founder Matt “Magpie” Johnston. Sanctuary is a journey through the past and into the future, where one can still roam with wild exuberance. Where the desire to perform is matched with the desire to escape and unravel inside the music. Sanctuary is Magpie’s happy place.

'There’s a warm and communal feel right across the album, its woolly and homespun vibe come off like The Band but they colour the music with some beautiful saxophone playing that combines perfectly with cosmic Americana pedal steel sounds and plenty of country twang and strum in the guitars.' (Post To Wire)

 

$15 on the door

 

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Magpie Diaries (NSW) + Jason Walker + Kelly Menhennett

The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

Will Kallinderis and Matt Colyer of The Young Sequoias celebrate the music of the Mississippi Delta featuring songs by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside and other greats. 

The Mississippi Delta blues sound is characterised by an emphasis on vamps and droning single chord rhythms usually accompanied with harmonica and drums. The Young Sequoias will get you moving to these infectious rhythms along with their raw and gritty original boogie woogie, finger picking and bottleneck slide that’s bound to bring the Tin Shed down at the Wheaty!!

Tickets - $20/18 + BF @trybooking (+ early bird tix up until the 14th of June - $3 off)

$22/20 on the door

 


Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar 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.

 

Date: Monday 22 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar Quartet

SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

 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 25 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

EXETER BLUES

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 sixalbums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ 

MONA LIA

Mona Lia, a vocal ukulele duo. 

These two are the kind of musicians who enjoy a broad range of music genres. They love messing Around with their harmonies and trying out different sounds; thrashing it out in the funky fun genres of jazz, pop, R&B and folk. Monique and Lia enjoy exploring new songs and singing them to engage the audience.


Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence

Dust off your gowns and straighten out your ties - It's time again for The Wheaty's annual Midwinter Ball!

"Yacht Rock" is the theme, 8pm is the time, $25 is the deal. The night includes: a photobooth for frivolous fun, and hours of musical entertainment from DJ Captain Florence and Lucifer's Lounge!!

Tickets are limited and available NOW from OZTIX ($25 + BF) or from the front bar!

$30 on the door


We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence