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: CHELSEA LEE QUARTET + ED HEDDLE GROUP

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 18 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: CHELSEA LEE QUARTET + ED HEDDLE GROUP

Aaron Thomas & The Human Patterns + Kev Walsh (VIC)

Aaron Thomas

Tasmanian born; Sydney bred songwriter who spent the last 10 years in Madrid, Spain where he released 3 albums (Follow the Elephants, Made of Wood and The Blues and Greens) as well as an EP and film soundtrack before relocating to Adelaide, South Australia.

His second album was recorded in Iceland and produced by Valgeir Sigurddson (Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Sam Amidon, Coco Rosie, Feist..) Aaron has performed at international music festivals such as SXSW (Austin), CMJ (New York), Popkomm (Berlin) and Londons Concrete and Glass as well as appearing recently at WOMAdelaide. He and the band recently recorded the EP (Always a Full Moon) at Mixmasters studio in South Australia.

Musical influences include artists such as Bonnie Prince Billy, Father John Misty, Elvis Perkins, Elliot Smith, Angel Olson and Sam Amidon and his songs are a mix of old style folk/country with dark, alternative bends and with melodies that wrap their knuckles around love, loss and despair.

Kev Walsh

Raised on folk and country, with a passion for punk and grunge, Kev Walsh’s take on love and loss is paired with a unique post- country sound

Date: Thursday 21 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Aaron Thomas & The Human Patterns + Kev Walsh (VIC)

Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (VIC)

Hussy Hicks

The Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres - from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80's style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, you can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals. This approach has seen them on stage jamming with everyone from Michael Franti and Edward Sharp (Alex Ebert) to John Butler and the Indigo Girls. Hussy Hicks are perpetually on the move, playing the festival circuit and touring across Australia, Europe and USA whilst continually creating new music, collaborating with other artists and maintaining a genuine excitement for their chosen lifestyle.

 

“Hussy Hicks Rock!” – Michael Franti

"A not to be missed act that are ready for the world." - Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director

 "You won't find a finer female lead guitarist than Julz Parker, who switched from acoustic to electric with ease. As for the voice of Leesa Gentz, it soars and screams yet can be as gentle as a feather tickling your back." - Derrick Cromb, Blues Radio

www.hussyhicks.com

 

Z-Star Trinity

 Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed! This is their 5th tour back from Australia with radio and festival support including Triple J, ABC, 4ZZZ and playing at festivals including Caloundra Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Blenheimfest, The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Jungle Love just to name a few.

 Zee has also played multiple times at Glastonbury and at Radio City Hall in New York.

  "Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game," - The Music 

 “Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration.” - Rhythms Magazine

“One force of nature you should truly experience!" - Indulge Magazine

Date: Friday 22 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (VIC)

Hare of the Dog Fair! TIME TO TEACH THAT DOG NEW TRICKS!!

Enjoy an afternoon of workshops, demonstrations, local talents, and live music, together with cocktails and masterfully curated market stalls!
 
FREE ENTRY TO MARKET 1pm - 5pm 
 
Workshop prices vary - to Book your workshop seats, see below..

 
Date: Saturday 23 June
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
Book Online
Hare of the Dog Fair! TIME TO TEACH THAT DOG NEW TRICKS!!

Dan Tuffy (AUS/NL) & Lucie Thorne (VIC) + The Yearlings

Cool grooves, a sultry sound and a genuinely idiosyncratic approach to creating music with a story to tell forms the finer stuff that seeps through the cracks of Dan Tuffy's majestic songs. Tuffy’s solo debut SONGS FROM DAN is a songwriting triumph. Released in 2017 to high praise and airplay in all corners of the globe, Americana.uk placed it among the best releases of the year and the very critical Euro mag OOR called it “a masterpiece”. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy has been around. Back in Melbourne in the 80s, he was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. Later he would become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low (2002 – 2012) as well as being a founding member of one of the Netherlands most unique world music groups Parne Gadje and owner of independent label Smoked Recordings.

Dan returns to Australia in 2018 to play a selection of shows across the country with label-mate and renowned songwriter/performer Lucie Thorne. 

 Lauded for writing "some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" (**** The Age), Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name - including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight - and a prodigious touring schedule, Lucie Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. From spacious gritty rock n roll to dark and delicate folk, Thorne conjures "exquisitely impressionistic... poetry in motion" (**** Rolling Stone Magazine) with an intimacy and warmth for which her live shows have become so renowned. "Atmospheric, innovative... brilliance" (**** Sydney Morning Herald)  “a demonstration of power through grace and subtlety. World Class.” (Roots Down) “Australia’s PJ Harvey… possessing the punch of Cat Power and the wise words of Joni Mitchell” (The Courier Mail)

www.songsfromdan.com 

www.luciethorne.com

www.theyearlings.net

Date: Saturday 23 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $19
Book Online
Booking Fee
Dan Tuffy (AUS/NL) & Lucie Thorne (VIC) + The Yearlings

Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (VIC)

Hussy Hicks

The Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres - from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80's style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, you can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals. This approach has seen them on stage jamming with everyone from Michael Franti and Edward Sharp (Alex Ebert) to John Butler and the Indigo Girls. Hussy Hicks are perpetually on the move, playing the festival circuit and touring across Australia, Europe and USA whilst continually creating new music, collaborating with other artists and maintaining a genuine excitement for their chosen lifestyle.

 

“Hussy Hicks Rock!” – Michael Franti

"A not to be missed act that are ready for the world." - Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director

 "You won't find a finer female lead guitarist than Julz Parker, who switched from acoustic to electric with ease. As for the voice of Leesa Gentz, it soars and screams yet can be as gentle as a feather tickling your back." - Derrick Cromb, Blues Radio

www.hussyhicks.com

 

Z-Star Trinity

 Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed! This is their 5th tour back from Australia with radio and festival support including Triple J, ABC, 4ZZZ and playing at festivals including Caloundra Music Festival, Mullum Music Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Blenheimfest, The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Jungle Love just to name a few.

 Zee has also played multiple times at Glastonbury and at Radio City Hall in New York.

 

 "Gachette carries a near-mythic reputation in the live game," - The Music 

 “Within seconds, it was apparent comparisons between Zee Gachette and Jimi Hendrix, Prince and Nina Simone were no exaggeration.” - Rhythms Magazine

“One force of nature you should truly experience!" - Indulge Magazine

Date: Sunday 24 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Z-Star Trinity (UK) and Hussy Hicks (VIC)

COMA: NICK PENNINGTON (SA/VIC)

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 25 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: NICK PENNINGTON (SA/VIC)

Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Elder Conservatorium of Music present an evening of original music by students of the Popular Music program.  

Featuring 5 bands, come and experience the work of some of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging songwriters.


Date: Wednesday 27 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Speakeasy - Creative Readings

Speakeasy is an events-based community which aims to bring together, promote and celebrate undergraduate creative writers and fans of spoken word at Flinders University.

GOLD COIN DONATION


Date: Thursday 28 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Speakeasy - Creative Readings

Kate Fuller - Tales of Love & Murder + Naomi Keyte

From the Red Right Hand and the Long Black Veil, to Delilah and Miss Otis Regrets, we have told tales of love and murder through song for centuries. 

Returning to The Wheaty with her five-piece band, beloved Adelaide singer and songwriter, Kate Fuller, will take audiences on a spine-tingling journey through the historical, intriguing, absurd and frightening stories behind some of the darkest songs of our time through spoken word and song.

From Nick Cave to Roseanne Cash, Tales of Love and Murder will also feature original music composed by Kate Fuller, including the title track of her recent album, Daffodils or Weeds, which tells the bloody story of Australia's own murderous history.

Date: Friday 29 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
Kate Fuller - Tales of Love & Murder + Naomi Keyte

Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

The Wheaty's Ceramics and Glass Sale is back for special mid-year sale!

The sale features works by some of Adelaide's best makers...

Featuring: 

Jane Burbidge
Elodie Barker
Charmain Hearder
Stephanie James- Manttan
Susan Frost
Honor Freeman

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

Date: Saturday 30 June
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Steve Charles Band + Special Guest

Steve Charles brings the stories behind the songs of 25 years as a songwriter, recording & touring artist and backing vocalist and musician, the highs, the lows and insights to a life on the road and on those left behind.  With his band you travel through a journey of styles from roots, groove, alt folk, acoustic pop, reggae, blues and ballads.  Steve has had shows in the Fringe, Semaphore Music Festival, Feast/Bearstock festivals in Adelaide and many other festivals across Australia, 2 x No.1 radio Hits in Houston and Nashville and has enjoyed reaching top ten in MUSICOZ and ISC International song of the Year Comp in USA. Albums and Singles on iTunes and Spotify.


Date: Saturday 30 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Steve Charles Band + Special Guest

Tom Redwood + Emily Davis

Tom Redwood Band

Since emerging from the punk rock underground a few years ago, Tom Redwood has established himself as a prolific songwriter of unusual lyrical depth, sincerity and originality. Over his four albums and one EP Tom's poetic songs touch on all sorts of things, like relationships, addiction, cosmic travel, fishing and his love of Mexican food. His band is led by Vic Conrad (of the First Third, Garden Path and Dust Collection) and includes some of most experienced players in Adelaide. They certainly cook up a storm -and you should come and see how! Having toured extensively across Australia last year Tom is back in Adelaide for this special Sunday afternoon at the Wheaty.

"The songs grab you immediately - not like an earworm. But they seep into you. And Redwood is so damn eloquent and enigmatic with his lyrics that the mental places he conjures will have you moved...Who on earth can write like that and then sing in such a place and make it sound so real, so much a part of yourself as you listen?" -Robert Brokenmouth, i-94 Bar

"Tom is the unreal deal." -Ben Salter 

Emily Davis

Fresh off her national tour for the new Album "You, Me & the Velvet Sea" Adelaide favourite Emily Davis performs at the Wheaty. Emily Davis' performances have been described as "captivating" while her releases have been critically lauded. Davis has achieved national airplay on ABC, Nova, and Triple J; toured regional and capital cities in Australia, and has performed at festivals including WOMADelaide, PeatsRidge, the Fleurieu Folk Festival and The Semaphore Music Festival. She has supported artists Kate Miller-Heidke, The Audreys, The Wilson Pickers, CW Stoneking and Clare Bowditch.

https://emilydavis.com.au 


Date: Sunday 1 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tom Redwood + Emily Davis

NO WAVE POETRY READINGS

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 4 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READINGS

Tara Carragher, Alison Coppe & The Janes with Brendan J. Williams

Tara Carragher combines her love of alt-country and her folk roots as a dynamic and seasoned performer, having toured and recorded in both Australia and the USA. Raw, honest, captivating and skillfully executed, her music features collaborations with American artists, the award winning New Mexican musician CW Ayon, and highly respected guitarist CR Humphrey from the Mississippi blues duo Old Gray Mule.  

“Adelaide singer-songwriter Tara Carragher is one of our finest folk artists” - Rip it Up

Date: Friday 6 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Tara Carragher, Alison Coppe & The Janes with Brendan J. Williams

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

The Wheatsheaf Hotel Mid-Winter Fairy-Tale Ball

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

"Fairy Tale" is the theme, 8pm is the time, $25 + BF @ OZTIX is the deal. The night includes special finger food, a photobooth for frivolous fun and hours of musical entertainment from Lucifer's Lounge and DJ Paul Gurry! 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Saturday 7 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Hotel Mid-Winter Fairy-Tale Ball

WHEATY BREWING CORPS 4TH BIRTHDAY!

Here's to Beers brewed in our own Backyard!

To celebrate what has been an extraordinary four years in the life of our Brewery, we're turning over our Taps to the Wheaty Brewing Corps and Friends, including the launch of our two Good Beer Wheaty Collaborations: Whey Puft (with Tiny Rebel/Doctor's Orders) and 'Brut IIPA' (with Three Weavers and Buxton).

We’ll be Foodtrucking Soza's Sri Lankan and El Diablo out front from 2pm, gunning our Schlook Raffle 2-8pm & letting Shirazz Trad Jazz & Dixieland loose in the Tin Shed from 4pm...

Kegs tapped from 2pm July 8th, on for as long as they last.

 

Wheaty Brewing Corps - Make Beer Not War!

Date: Sunday 8 July
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
WHEATY BREWING CORPS 4TH BIRTHDAY!

Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

Swingin' dixieland jazz from Melbourne's Shirazz Jazz Band, returning to the Wheatsheaf after sell-out shows in 2016 and 2017.
 
Touring their new album (self-titled), and hot off the heels of their sell-out appearances at the New Zealand national jazz festival, Shirazz brings their New Orleans-inspired hot traditional jazz to Adelaide with one show only at the Wheatsheaf. Catch one of Melbourne's most sought after bands as they play material from their new album and plenty of old favourites.
 
Praise for their latest album:
 
"It shows off the band at its best, with a combination of covers and originals to keep you entertained throughout." - David Moyle JOY 94.9
 
"It's the band's best CD yet... the band is tighter and the solos terrific. A great collection of tunes... what’s not to like!?" - Ian Coots 94.7 The Pulse
 
 
Date: Sunday 8 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

COMA: A NIGHT OF BRINKMANSHIP

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 9 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA:  A NIGHT OF BRINKMANSHIP

Tori Forsyth (NSW) Album Launch + Carl The Bartender

It may be a little more than two years between writing her first proper song and the release of her debut album.

The success of her early singles, including hitting #1 with more than 2 million streams on the Spotify most viral chart with New Walls, and her continuing work with award-winning producer Shane Nicholson, is exciting. 

Tori Has just released her debut record 'Dawn Of The Dark' through Lost Highway/Universal Music Australia.  Join her at a show to see the sweet melodies, the gritty vocals and the melancholy lyrics that everyone is talking about. 



Date: Thursday 12 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tori Forsyth (NSW) Album Launch + Carl The Bartender

Fergus Maximus - 'Restless soles' Album Launch + Alison Coppe

Engaging Adelaide singer/storyteller Fergus Maximus is finally releasing his long-awaited debut album 'Restless Soles'. With two live EPs under his belt and performances at festivals across Australia (including a sell out Adelaide Fringe show featuring cabaret versions of his songs) Ferg reckons it's about time everyone else gets to hear the songs the way they sound in his head.

Recorded at Wizard Tone Studios and featuring an array of incredible Adelaide musicians, 'Restless Soles' is a collection of melodic stories about people with itchy feet; about love, loss and memory and the things we hold on to. The album is being launched at The Wheaty with a full band show in association with Umbrella Festival and Guitars in Bars 2018. 

Wonderful singer/songwriter/poet Alison Coppe (The Janes) will kick off the night with her poignant, passionate songs exploring the vagaries of the human heart and the sights and sounds of Adelaide’s western suburbs. 

Come and be part of a fantastic night of fun, music and stories.

$25/17 ON THE DOOR


Date: Friday 13 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Fergus Maximus - 'Restless soles' Album Launch + Alison Coppe

The Guitar Amnesty

Music heals souls and changes lives. The Guitar Amnesty is an Adelaide based charity that brings music to disadvantaged people through the donation of musical instruments and equipment to people in need. So far, The Guitar Amnesty has helped the Western Domestic Violence Centre and mental health charity MIFSA through donations to their music program. Come along and donate any unplayed or unwanted musical instrument to The Guitar Amnesty and bring joy to people's lives!  The Guitar Amnesty will also feature a performance by multi-award winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr.

1-2PM


Date: Saturday 14 July
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Guitar Amnesty

The Guitar Academy Mid-Year Concert

Adelaide's premier guitar school, The Guitar Academy will be showcasing their students for the 2018 mid-year school concert. Students will be joined by Academy teachers Cal Williams Jr, Ben Roberts (Ukulele Death Squad/Timbers), Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings), Damian Rainer and Toby Brandenburg (Skeleton Club) for an afternoon of great music and fun. Come along and listen to the next generation of Adelaide musicians as they learn the art of live performance at Adelaide's most iconic music venue, The Wheaty! 

2:30-4:30 PM


Date: Saturday 14 July
Time: 2.30 PM
Cost: $12
Tickets at the door
The Guitar Academy Mid-Year Concert

Mel's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

Owner operater of 'Barber on Rundle' street, Kent Town for 6 years.

Good, Simple & Fast cuts.

$20

Date: Saturday 14 July
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
Mel's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

A History of Early Blues

Journey back to the Mississippi Delta where music was born with the award-winning blues trio featuring slide guitar virtuoso Cal Williams Jr, acclaimed double-bassist Kory Horwood and Canadian harp maestro Lightnin' Will. With songs by Son House, Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson, A History of Early Blues tells the story of the blues through the music and wild tales of its most influential musicians. A History of Early Blues recently received multiple 5 star reviews for its sell out season at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe and has returned for two exclusive performances for the 2018 Guitars in Bars Festival. 

$20 on the door


Date: Sunday 15 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues

COMA: SAX PAX + SHE GAVE HIM OLEANDER

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

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

 

Date: Monday 16 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA:  SAX PAX + SHE GAVE HIM OLEANDER

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT ONE

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 19 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT ONE

Two Chics & A Boom Featuring: Paula Standing and Emily A Smith

Arm yourself for an evening of retribution with tales of the underbelly to launch the single 'Chic Chic Boom' to radio. Starting with a semi-acoustic set, the final set will be with a full band lineup presenting both old and new tracks from Paula Standing Singer Songwriter and Emily A Smith of Dearly Departed.

Prepare for a trip through the unchartered terrain of the human psyche where the streets are littered with the crusty embers of battles won and lost. These gals are gonna take your hearts on a ride you won't forget, from a tiny backyard to Kings Cross via a broken brothel and a street full of dashed aspirations.

Just think, 50 shades of dark with a spattering of gleaming desires. Get your theme on!

Featuring original music from Paula Standing (SA) and Emily A Smith (NSW). One date only for this show, so do not miss out. Tickets $15 online or $20 at the door. Merchandise on sale.

Date: Friday 20 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
Two Chics & A Boom Featuring: Paula Standing and Emily A Smith

Lloyd Spiegel ‘Back Roads’ Tour

Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with storytelling and dazzling acoustic guitar technique to create a unique show and sound that is launching him onto festival and theatre stages around the globe as a true master of his craft.

His new album ‘Backroads’ is a hard-edged, brutally honest account of Spiegel's life outside of music and reinvents his sound for new audiences, delivering more punch in his most powerful studio performance to date. 

Along with Cole Clark guitars, Lloyd designed guitars specifically for the recording and a new duo show with drummer Tim Burnham promises to deliver his biggest stage sound yet. 

Says Spiegel of the new album "So much of what I've written in the past is focussed on where I'm going. Both literally and figuratively. I'm a driven person and never really paused to think about the sacrifices, what I've left behind till I sat for a moment and started writing."

"The plan to step outside of what people might expect from me, sound fresh and push harder made it feel like I had no boundaries placed on me and I had a sense of creative freedom with this one that I hadn't felt before. I hadn't really let loose with an electric guitar on record since I was a teenager.... it felt good." 

The Backroads Australian Tour kicks off in June and takes in most parts of Australia.

The Album ‘Backroads’ is available for presale from April 16, and in store from May 15 through Only Blues Music.

Date: Saturday 21 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Lloyd Spiegel ‘Back Roads’ Tour

Red Hot Blues

With a repertoire of gutsy, fingerstyle blues, these guys are keeping the Delta flame alive. Featuring Cal Williams Jr’s flawless smokin’ acoustic bottleneck style and Lightnin' Will Kallinderis’s blues infused acoustic and electric guitar with wailing harmonica. Presenting interpretations of Chicago and country blues classics along with original blues and an all-out intuitive mojo finale that’ll have you spellbound!

$20/18 on the door

www.facebook.com/willkallinderismusic 


Date: Sunday 22 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
Booking Fee
Red Hot Blues

COMA: CLOHESY/HOLOUBEK'S CACTUS - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (VIC/SA)

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 23 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA:  CLOHESY/HOLOUBEK'S CACTUS - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (VIC/SA)

Nathan May (NT/SA)

Nathan is a country influenced singer songwriter hailing from Darwin, and is a descendant of the Arabana (SA), Yawuru (WA) and Marridjabin (NT) clans.

Nathan and his band will be performing songs from his EP ‘Reflections’ as well as new songs to be released on his forthcoming debut album. Enjoy Nathan’s beautiful voice on the Wheatsheaf stage, and witness his distinct connection to his community and culture, and to the human experience at large. 

Date: Wednesday 25 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Nathan May (NT/SA)

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT TWO

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 26 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT TWO

Shoot the Noose 'Kanyaka' album launch + Rhys Howlett + Brenton Manser and Friends

Adelaide's own Oz-Folk-Country band Shoot the Noose are proud to present their first full length album 'Kanyaka' (derived from an aboriginal word meaning “place of stone”) inspired by the people and places of this great land. Supported by Rhys Howlett and Brenton Manser and Friends this free event is a celebration of South Australian folk and country music.

 Shoot the Noose formed in 2011 with Nick Burt (lead vocals and guitar), Dennis Gonzalez (bass and backing vocals) and Aaron Farrant (drums and percussion). The band has since released 3 EPs, Rogue (2011), Strangeface (2013) and Stalheim (2015). The launch of the Kanyaka album presents a distinct Australian folk-country music sound. Shoot the Noose will be joined on stage by special guest Hannah Tunstill whose vocals and Hammond featured on the Kanyaka album.

https://shootthenoose.bandcamp.com/

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOOXm3SuQbY

  

Date: Saturday 28 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Shoot the Noose 'Kanyaka' album launch + Rhys Howlett + Brenton Manser and Friends

A History of Early Blues

Journey back to the Mississippi Delta where music was born with the award-winning blues trio featuring slide guitar virtuoso Cal Williams Jr, acclaimed double-bassist Kory Horwood and Canadian harp maestro Lightnin' Will. With songs by Son House, Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson, A History of Early Blues tells the story of the blues through the music and wild tales of its most influential musicians. A History of Early Blues recently received multiple 5 star reviews for its sell out season at the 2018 Adelaide Fringe and has returned for two exclusive performances for the 2018 Guitars in Bars Festival. 

$20 on the door


Date: Sunday 29 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
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Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues

COMA: EAMON DILWORTH'S VIATA (NSW/SA)

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 30 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA:  EAMON DILWORTH'S VIATA (NSW/SA)

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT THREE

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 2 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT THREE

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FOUR

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 9 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FOUR

DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

Playing material from a  30 album / 3 decade songbook with their band the mistLY. Dave Graney and the mistLY. 

2017 album , LETS GET TIGHT

2017 memoir WORKSHY

"the Serge Gainsbourg/Lee Hazelwood/Jim Morrison/Scott Walker/Skip Spence/Ern Malley/Lenny Bruce of Australian music.

A genius songwriter with effortless presence and command, and yet also an invisible chameleon, a reflecting surface, an anonymous conduit.

Anyone who saw his and Clare Moore’s ATP sets last year will not want to miss these.

Dave is one of the all time greats. I learned much of what I know from him. Rock and Roll is where he hides”. Stewart Lee

Date: Friday 10 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

Playing material from a  30 album / 3 decade songbook with their band the mistLY. Dave Graney and the mistLY. 

2017 album , LETS GET TIGHT

2017 memoir WORKSHY

"the Serge Gainsbourg/Lee Hazelwood/Jim Morrison/Scott Walker/Skip Spence/Ern Malley/Lenny Bruce of Australian music.

A genius songwriter with effortless presence and command, and yet also an invisible chameleon, a reflecting surface, an anonymous conduit.

Anyone who saw his and Clare Moore’s ATP sets last year will not want to miss these.

Dave is one of the all time greats. I learned much of what I know from him. Rock and Roll is where he hides”. Stewart Lee

Date: Saturday 11 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

Playing material from a  30 album / 3 decade songbook with their band the mistLY. Dave Graney and the mistLY. 

2017 album , LETS GET TIGHT

2017 memoir WORKSHY

"the Serge Gainsbourg/Lee Hazelwood/Jim Morrison/Scott Walker/Skip Spence/Ern Malley/Lenny Bruce of Australian music.

A genius songwriter with effortless presence and command, and yet also an invisible chameleon, a reflecting surface, an anonymous conduit.

Anyone who saw his and Clare Moore’s ATP sets last year will not want to miss these.

Dave is one of the all time greats. I learned much of what I know from him. Rock and Roll is where he hides”. Stewart Lee

Date: Sunday 12 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
DAVE GRANEY & THE MISTLY

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FIVE

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 16 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FIVE

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS

Songwriters give your songs wings and a winning chance! The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads, entries open 4 June 2018 via www.scala.org.au

Punters: Come along, vote and support sixteen songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists selected by judges and audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 23 August 2018. Lots of prizes to be won!

LIVE HEATS: $10 door entry | SCALA members free, GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 23 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS