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 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 17 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA BENEFIT NIGHT!

SCALA: People's Choice Song Competition

 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 20 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA: People's Choice Song Competition

Jodi Martin + Jen Lush

Jodi Martin’s live show is full of heart. Stunning songs and humorous anecdotes make her a festival favourite and have seen her tour with mentors such as Bruce Cockburn, Glen Hansard and Arlo Guthrie, as well as headline her own tours around Australia, Canada and the UK. Jodi recently featured on the ABC TV Series Backroads and her upcoming release tips it’s hat to her remote coastal desert hometown of Ceduna. Jodi’s Wheaty show will preview some of these new songs, and kicks off a run of festival dates around the country. Supported by the beautiful Jen Lush, this is a show not to be missed. Songs that will deepen your own connection with your heart.


Date: Friday 21 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Jodi Martin + Jen Lush

The Adelaide Sax Pack - Matinee Show

The Sax Pack is BACK! Adelaide’s beloved ‘The Adelaide Sax Pack’ have reunited with special guest Jason McMahon on Tenor Saxophone to present an unforgettable concert of Xmas mashups and Sax Pack classics. Fun for the whole family - Gratuitous saxophone cheese - Songs that have died and live again through the SAX…. that’s The Adelaide Sax Pack! 
 
Adam Page - Soprano Saxophone
Tom Pulford - Alto Saxophone
Jason McMahon - Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hunt - Baritone Saxophone
 
Two shows!! 3pm matinee, 8pm night time. 
 
WHAT A GREAT XMAS PRESENT A TICKET WOULD BE! 
 
$10 + BF @ Oztix - $15 on the door (if not sold out)
 
Date: Saturday 22 December
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Adelaide Sax Pack - Matinee Show

The Adelaide Sax Pack - Evening Show

The Sax Pack is BACK! Adelaide’s beloved ‘The Adelaide Sax Pack’ have reunited with special guest Jason McMahon on Tenor Saxophone to present an unforgettable concert of Xmas mashups and Sax Pack classics. Fun for the whole family - Gratuitous saxophone cheese - Songs that have died and live again through the SAX…. that’s The Adelaide Sax Pack! 
 
Adam Page - Soprano Saxophone
Tom Pulford - Alto Saxophone
Jason McMahon - Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hunt - Baritone Saxophone
 
Two shows!! 3pm matinee, 8pm night time. 
 
WHAT A GREAT XMAS PRESENT A TICKET WOULD BE! 
 
$10 + BF @ Oztix - $15 on the door (if not sold out)
 
Date: Saturday 22 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Adelaide Sax Pack - Evening Show

XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring: The Yearlings + The Young & the Wrestlers + special guests

The Wheatsheaf Christmas Extravaganza is back again with Wheaty darlings The Yearlings and introducing- The Young & The Wrestlers to the show!! Together, they will be bringing us an afternoon of soothing and exciting tunes to see out the year.

 And of course there will be the usual special guest or two but you’ll have to come see who.
 
THE YEARLINGS
Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings) combine warm two part harmonies, acoustic guitar and rich electric tremolo landscapes to create a sound that is aged. Old, just the right amount of haunting.

THE YOUNG & THE WRESTLERS
The Young and the Wrestlers" are Adelaide’s very own Men of Mystery. Disguised behind their Lucha Libre masks and alter egos, the “Wrestlers” (B. Je’sus, Juan Tufreego and Che Kitbaby)  are rumoured to be neither Young nor Wrestlers, though no one really knows. Appearing in new outfits each time they perform, they've been known to whip an unsuspecting crowd into a debauched frenzy with their irresistible blend of burlesque, surf and spaghetti western styled instrumental tunes. Frequently joined on stage by the sassy “Spaghettes” and the fetching  El Lung on Trumpet, the groovy-beated twist-provoking mayhem is not to be missed..


Date: Sunday 23 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring: The Yearlings + The Young & the Wrestlers + special guests

Emily Davis & Friends Xmas Extravaganza

After 11 long and wonderful years Emily Davis bids a fond farewell to the Wheaty Xmas Eve show.
Promising to take no prisoners, Davis guarantees to Christmas Ham it up like never before.
Joining her will be a delectable handpicked selection of talented singer-songwriters and special guests for a veritable Christmas-sized feast for the ears and hearts.
Bring your singing voices, Christmas cheer and tissues.

 

$15 on the door

 

Date: Monday 24 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Emily Davis & Friends Xmas Extravaganza

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:

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

play / pause / play - Heaps Good 50 Countdown Listening Party + live performances from: Jess Johns & Jason Katsaras [Dead Roo] + Dean Forever



Adelaide’s own internet radio station, play / pause / play, was launched in July after a successful crowdfunding campaign with 334 supporters. The station celebrates Adelaide’s live music scene by playing 100% Australian music, with a big focus on artists based in Adelaide and artists touring here soon.

On December 26, play / pause / play counts down the Top 50 South Australian artists for this year, in the Heaps Good 50.
 
With more than 1000 votes cast, it’s a great way to celebrate an incredible year of local music and discover new artists.
 
Join us at The Wheaty from 1pm for the official Listening Party, followed by live performances from acts that we reckon you should keep an eye on in 2019.
 
LISTENING PARTY - 1-5PM
LIVE MUSIC - 5-7PM
 
Date: Wednesday 26 December
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
play / pause / play - Heaps Good 50 Countdown Listening Party + live performances from: Jess Johns & Jason Katsaras [Dead Roo] + Dean Forever

Rob Edwards + Famous Will (VIC)

Traveling soul man, Rob Edwards, is always ready to pour his heart out in the fine form of song. A multi instrument live loop artist, Rob’s recipe of blues and Soul blends together like one of grandmas famous cakes. Whether it’s his technical guitar work or his powerful searing voice, there is no mistaking his unique sound.

 

Rob loves to share his passion of blending his Aboriginal culture with the power of music and with musical influences from Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, to John Mayer and Leon Bridges, be ready for something new.

With the move from Adelaide to the paradise of Byron Bay in 2017, Rob has used the advantage of Van life to tour the East Coast multiple times and most recently finishing a tour of regional Western Australia.

With new music on the way and a national tour with Melbourne based Wolf and Willow, 2019 is going to a great ride.


Date: Thursday 27 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Rob Edwards + Famous Will (VIC)

Haystacks Calhoon and Alison Coppe and the Janes

Haystacks Calhoon and Alison Coppe and the Janes: Non-Denominational End-Of-Year Celebration Period Extravaganza.
 
Whatever you do in the final week of 2018, however you celebrate (or don't), wrap things up in style with two of Adelaide's finest bands.

Haystacks Calhoon, known as ‘The World’s Strongest Band’, are a ramshackle, barn-stormin’ bar band who play a unique roots concoction they call ‘swampabilly’, inspired by rockabilly, power pop and garage punk. The kind of concoction you swig out of a jug with four X’s on it. They also make a mean chilli, but the recipe is a jealously guarded secret.

Alison Coppe is a poet and singer, an identical twin who loves the beach and grew up in the suburbs of South Australia. She spends her days writing poetry, singing along to k.d lang, and taking photos of her chihuahua Patti. She will be performing with her all-star band, The Janes.

Date: Friday 28 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Haystacks Calhoon and Alison Coppe and the Janes

Crump Cake Orchestra

19 piece Funk/ Soul inspired Crump Cake Orchestra present 2 sets of music to help nod your head through the awkward week between Christmas and New Years. Expect a barrage of horns, a super tight rhythm section and some of the best musicians in South Australia. 

Crump Cake Orchestra

Conceived from a love of Big Band Orchestration, and funk/ hip-hop samples, Evan Bassani ventured to create music that would attract new audiences while keeping traditional arranging and composing techniques. The result was Crump Cake Orchestra (CCO), a 18-piece soul and funk inspired Big Band that debuted to outstanding receptions and reviews as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012. 
Influenced by music from Duke Ellington, all the way to Robert Glasper and beyond, CCO creates music that is about respecting the old whilst paving the way for the future and attracting audiences both young and old with its unique arrangements and compositions. 

Date: Saturday 29 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crump Cake Orchestra

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Don Morrison, dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, is a world renown (recent Spotify statistics show a hot spot for his music in Norway and Sweden!) songwriter, singer, guitarist, author, story teller and guitar maker.  He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s playing, singing and writing songs better than ever.  He’s done shows all over, from Bridgetown to Brunswick, Sydney to San Antonio, and Perth to Penrith and has just released his 16th album, It’s A Long Drive”.  In Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, Don is joined by the amazingly talented Morrison brothers, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar. Long time ally, Andy Przygonski joins in on drums and together they perform original, roots, blues and alt - country based Australian songs that tell OUR story with a cohesion and harmony unique to family bands.

Date: Sunday 30 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

New Years Eve Shindig! Featuring: Max Savage + Katie Pomery & Friends

There’s really only one place to be to ring in the New Year and that’s with your feet planted on the floor of the Wheaty’s tin shed.

Dust off ya frocks, time to pull that battered pair of dancing shoes off the shelf and limber up for the last (or first) hip swaying, toe tapping good time of the year.

Max Savage and Katie Pomery know how to bring a rock solid Rumba and, for one night only, they'll be setting up the party of the year in a one night extravaganza of blues, rock, pop and soul. Casting off the shackles of their skinny black jeans and cool dude haircuts they'll bring you party hits, late night bangers and music that has been scientifically tailor made to put you in a good mood and keep you swinging into 2019.

So don’t be shy, front up, frock up, rock up and book your tickets to the party of the year (either year.)

 

Tix - $10 + BF @ OZTIX - $15 from the bar or on the door.

Date: Monday 31 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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New Years Eve Shindig! Featuring: Max Savage + Katie Pomery & Friends

New Year, New You! With Aaron Thomas & Friends

New Year, New You! Brought to you by The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Aaron Thomas and friends are going to help you usher in 2019 till the shakes stop.

The front bar will be awash with sweet acoustic music, lush harmonies and killer banter from 3PM until 7PM on New Year’s day. Aaron Thomas, along with members of his band The Human Patterns will be joined by some of Adelaide’s best singer songwriters to help you shake off the year that was and say hello to the year that will be. Come get some!


Aaron is an Adelaide based singer songwriter whose music switches between the literal and the impressionistic. Formerly based in Spain, he has released 3 studio albums and 2 Eps, as well as providing music for both feature length and short films.

His songs speak of love, pain and life’s mistakes and are framed by a voice that rises and falls along the lines drawn by the telling of each song. Sometimes dark, sometimes joyous, the energy of his live show is big, raw and emotional.

Joining him will be the queen of New Year’s day, Emily Davis. With her winning combination of charm, wonderful lyrics and beautiful melodies, you won’t stand a chance.


Date: Tuesday 1 January
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Year, New You! With Aaron Thomas & Friends

PlanB + John McCall

PlanB's exciting, colourful and multi-layered sound harks back to the days when bands cut their teeth on live shows for real people.

Playing well-crafted songs that form from a rich and varied wellspring of inspiration, this exciting eight-piece brassy ensemble will have audiences on their feet from the get-go. 

Hailing from Adelaide and reforming in 2010 after a lengthy hiatus, the band has regularly toured internationally ever since. Recent tours have placed the boys in locations such as: Glasgow, Siem Reap, London, Ulaanbaatar, Jakarta and Beijing, and has seen them appear on the same festival bills as Chris Farlowe, Primal Scream, Cliff Bennett, Focus and Newton Faulkner.

The band has released two well-received studio albums as well as a live album, and is currently recording its third studio offering.

Date: Sunday 6 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
PlanB + John McCall

SCALA: Lucy Zola, Stuart Day, Flames Trio

 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 17 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Lucy Zola, Stuart Day, Flames Trio

Askya & Ryan Edmond (WA)

ASKYA

Producer/singer/songwriter ASKYA blends Folk x Electronic with airy vocals meeting electronic textures. ASKYA locked himself away the past year to write and teach himself production, whether in a Swiss mountain cabin or Australian beach shack. Moving between Zurich, Switzerland and the surf town of Margaret River in Western Australia, ASKYA writes songs with a sense of vulnerability that reflect experiences far beyond his years. His first two singles garnered immediate traction, being placed in multiple top-tier Spotify playlists worldwide.  ASKYA now has a fresh perspective and is an emerging artist to watch.

 

Ryan Edmond

Ryan Edmond was taught cornet from a young age by his grandfather. It was only over the past few years living in Sweden he began singing/songwriting and recording.
Now being back home in Western Australia he is focusing on finishing his first album, inspired by the contrasts of living in the two different countries. The first single of the album will be released in the coming months.

$15 on the door

Date: Friday 25 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Askya & Ryan Edmond (WA)

SCALA: Jessica Rae, Paula Standing, The Good Questions

 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 31 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Jessica Rae, Paula Standing, The Good Questions