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

NO WAVE Xmas PARTY


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: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
 
Date: Wednesday 2 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE Xmas PARTY

SCALA - Maddy Coutts + Josh Kroehn + Spotlight Acts

 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 3 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Maddy Coutts + Josh Kroehn + Spotlight Acts

Bromham Saves Christmas + Eyrie

Bromham are an eclectic 12 piece folk band from Adelaide, Australia that weave their broad range of instruments into one raucous yet harmonious sound. The big band exudes joy with music that emphasises family, community, and equality, and a live show that features soaring group vocals and members roaming the crowd.

Date: Thursday 10 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bromham Saves Christmas + Eyrie

Two Divine Songwriters on One Night Lisa Richards “I Got A Story” CD Release Tour & Special Guest Loren Kate

Lisa Richards Indie Folk Nouveau Chanteuse Lisa Richards has a powerful and endearing sound,  cradling her guitar as she bends the traditions of folk, blues, and jazz, writing songs of longing, love, and hope, while carving out her own musical corner of the world. Sharing songs recorded in NYC late 2019.

"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." Emily Ritchie The Australian

https://www.lisarichardsmusic.com

 

An utterly captivating performer. Loren Kate’s angelic voice, evocative guitar playing and delicate storytelling are delivered with rare humour and grace that is both humbling and inspiring.

Sharing songs from upcoming release, ”One of the most emotionally divine singer-songwriters in the universe, she can crack you open and expose your rawness then wrap you back up so you can leave safe and warm. She, Loren Kate, is a special one." -Phaedra Watts, Nannup Music Festival

https://www.lorenkate.com.au 


Date: Friday 11 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Two Divine Songwriters on One Night  Lisa Richards “I Got A Story” CD Release Tour  &  Special Guest Loren Kate

Craig Atkins "Swimming Up Waterfalls" EP Launch + Lucas & Mads

Award winning Multi-Instrumentalist 'Craig Atkins' is a songwriter and performer in the styles of Roots, Blues & Folk, with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars, Lap Slide, Cigar Box Guitars, Didgeridoos, Foot Percussion, Loop & Effect pedals and Harmonica. 
 
With influences such as Paul Kelly, Joe Purdy, Harry Manx and Xavier Rudd to name but a few, Craig's passionate live performances blend various styles with dynamics ranging from chilled finger-picking folk stories, to delta slide blues, through to rollicking folk foot tappers and stomping jumping roots, with lyrical content covering his aspects of life, love and loss and observations of the world we all live in.
 
 
 
Date: Saturday 12 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Craig Atkins "Swimming Up Waterfalls" EP Launch + Lucas & Mads

Cookie Baker & Nathan May

Cookie Baker 

 

Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, Cookie Baker's trademark sparkling vocals and the poetic grit of her cool wordsmithery paint a portrait of this pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with. 

 

From force-feeding Christmas Day concerts to her family on the front verandah to recording with Tim Rogers (You Am I) and sharing stages with the likes of beloved Australian artists Augie March, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ben Lee, Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything) and The Audreys, Cookie’s 2019 LP, ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, is the perfect introduction to her wide range of influences and the whip-smart character of her writing.  

 

Recorded in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco - co-produced with Michael Carpenter of Sydney's Love Hz Studios - 'This Is Not A Love Song’ is an exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation, swinging the pendulum dramatically from tongue-in-cheek and unapologetic country nursery-rhymes-for-adults, to sweeping indie pop heartbreakers, to introspective and sparsely decorated contemporary folk. 

 

In a world of cheap thrills and quick pleasures, Cookie’s singularity is tantalisingly refreshing. 

 

Nathan May 

 

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Nathan May descends from the Arabana and Yawuru clans.

Nathan writes in memory of his friends and family and as a reminder that there’s always hope. Nathan's style comes out of Country and Folk roots, and puts a nice story telling style to a range of his music. In 2014, Nathan was featured in 'Unearthed', the NITV documentary series focusing on the achievements of young Indigenous Australians around the country. Nathan released his first EP 'Reflections' in early 2016. The EP reflects Nathan life journey so far, and he is currently working on his debut full length album, due for release in 2020.

Formerly a student at the Centre for Aboriginal Music Studies (CASM), Nathan is studying Popular Music at the University of Adelaide Elder Music Conservatorium.
In 2019, Nathan was Awarded South Australia's Governor's Aboriginal Youth Award for the Arts.


Date: Sunday 13 December
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Cookie Baker & Nathan May

Cookie Baker & Nathan May

Cookie Baker 

 

Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, Cookie Baker's trademark sparkling vocals and the poetic grit of her cool wordsmithery paint a portrait of this pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with. 

 

From force-feeding Christmas Day concerts to her family on the front verandah to recording with Tim Rogers (You Am I) and sharing stages with the likes of beloved Australian artists Augie March, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ben Lee, Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything) and The Audreys, Cookie’s 2019 LP, ‘This Is Not A Love Song’, is the perfect introduction to her wide range of influences and the whip-smart character of her writing.  

 

Recorded in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco - co-produced with Michael Carpenter of Sydney's Love Hz Studios - 'This Is Not A Love Song’ is an exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation, swinging the pendulum dramatically from tongue-in-cheek and unapologetic country nursery-rhymes-for-adults, to sweeping indie pop heartbreakers, to introspective and sparsely decorated contemporary folk. 

 

In a world of cheap thrills and quick pleasures, Cookie’s singularity is tantalisingly refreshing. 

 

Nathan May 

 

Multi-talented singer-songwriter Nathan May descends from the Arabana and Yawuru clans.

Nathan writes in memory of his friends and family and as a reminder that there’s always hope. Nathan's style comes out of Country and Folk roots, and puts a nice story telling style to a range of his music. In 2014, Nathan was featured in 'Unearthed', the NITV documentary series focusing on the achievements of young Indigenous Australians around the country. Nathan released his first EP 'Reflections' in early 2016. The EP reflects Nathan life journey so far, and he is currently working on his debut full length album, due for release in 2020.

Formerly a student at the Centre for Aboriginal Music Studies (CASM), Nathan is studying Popular Music at the University of Adelaide Elder Music Conservatorium.
In 2019, Nathan was Awarded South Australia's Governor's Aboriginal Youth Award for the Arts.


Date: Sunday 13 December
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
Cookie Baker & Nathan May

SCALA - Adrienne Lovelock + Robert Childs + Spotlight Acts

 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 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Adrienne Lovelock + Robert Childs +  Spotlight Acts

Sam Brittain + BR Dalton + Tara Coates

Live! Local! Original Music! 

It's time to get the band back together for one last time before the year is out. 

For one night only we are back at one of our favourite venues delving deep into back catalogue, B sides and delivering first insights to new albums from Sam, BR and Tara.      

Strictly limited tickets via Moshtix.  

Don't miss out folks.  This one will sell out! 

Date: Friday 18 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Sam Brittain + BR Dalton + Tara Coates

Adam Page and his MERRY Men Django Rowe, Ben Todd and Paul White play XMAS (and one other non-Xmas related song)!!

Once a year the South Pole lets loose four of Satan's favourite little musical helpers to wreak joy and havoc on an unsuspecting (but also suspecting due to this gig guide listing) audience at The Wheatsheaf Hotel...

Expect TOPSY TURVY Xmas songs and genre splitting (and audience dividing) holiday season classics from these Merry Men, plus a few thoughtful presents thrown towards audience members here and there throughout the two sets  (social distancing measures dictate ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT WITH THE PRESENTS - these shall be collected by the band following the show).

Merry Xmas.

Date: Saturday 19 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adam Page and his MERRY Men Django Rowe, Ben Todd and Paul White play XMAS (and one other non-Xmas related song)!!

The Wheatsheaf Xmas show with The Yearlings & Band

The Yearlings

Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson. 

2 guitars

2 voices 

sometimes with a band, sometimes not.

 

The sound is lonesome and stark, the voices are fragile and quiet, the guitars entwine like lovers on a bridge looking over the edge.

Date: Sunday 20 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Wheatsheaf Xmas show with The Yearlings & Band

The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas! + DJ Johnny Seagull

The Wheaty are happy to announce they’re back! Arguably one of Adelaide’s best Surf Rock, Spaghetti Western, Luchador themed bands, The Young and the Wrestlers will be playing this Xmas Eve. With hits like “Help me Rona”, “Doing the Covid shuffle” and “Where’s me pizza Spanish guy?” they are out for a no holds barred night of fun, cool music and fabulous stuff they probably haven’t even thought of yet.

 As per the great Wheaty Xmas tradition, they will be joined on stage with special guests AND hopefully World Famous DJ Johnny Seagull, all the way from the US of A  pending negative test results for either Covid or Chlamydia, not sure what the Gringo said!

Date: Thursday 24 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas! + DJ Johnny Seagull

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

The Fiddle Chicks & Golonka - No boxing, just music!

The Fiddle Chicks use only their fiddles, bass fiddle, stomp-boxes and vocals to create a unique musical experience for audiences throughout Australia. From their traditional and classical fiddle backgrounds they have developed their own distinctive minimalist style and original songs and tunes, from the melancholy to the joyful!

https://www.facebook.com/fiddlechicks/ 

Golonka - Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death - and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!

Date: Saturday 26 December
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fiddle Chicks & Golonka - No boxing, just music!

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 27 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

The After Party with Modern Folk Featuring: Jen Lush & band + Cookie Baker + Tom Redwood

The Jen Lush band and their special guests Tom Redwood and Cookie Baker will be bringing a bag full of songs, stories and snazzy outfits to wile away the New Years Day. A music fuelled ‘hair of the dog’ to see us into a new year of unbridled shenanigans, wit, cheer and the finest of Wheaty beer! 

Jen Lush and her band of wunderkinds mix stark modern folk and heart spinning melodies with evocative soundscapes and soaring experimental guitars. Think perhaps Eva Cassidy meets Radiohead and they have a quirky little singalong. Currently recording new album due for release in early 2021. 

Cookie Baker

‘Rushing, driven, sublime folk and a great voice make this one impressive debut.’ – Nat Tencic, triple j

‘An undercurrent of angst and an overcurrent of sunshine.’ – Nkechi Anele, triple j

 

Tom Redwood 

‘The songs grab you immediately -not like an earworm. But they seep into you.’ I-94 Bar

‘Tom is the unreal deal. Painting his words in the air.’ -Matt Walker

Date: Friday 1 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The After Party with Modern Folk Featuring: Jen Lush & band + Cookie Baker + Tom Redwood

Green Circles

A guitar, a bass, some drums, a little tambourine and some vocals, Off the Hip Records artistes Green Circles have released four albums of garage/psych pop jangle - Get on the outside of this, Brass knobs, bevelled edges (and in 23 different positions), Tavistock Street  and Mr Cocking’s descent. Early 2006 saw the release Black vinyl heart a UK compilation of 17 songs from the first two Australian albums, and in 2017 No room for squares, a compilation of odds & sods was released by the USA label KoolKat.
They are just putting the finishing touches on a new release.

Photo attached by Dana Eiler

Date: Saturday 2 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Green Circles

PlanB

You can’t keep a good band down - PlanB takes a break from shooting video clips for its latest release 'Never Let A Dance Go By', to return to The Wheaty and start 2021 off with a bold and brassy bang!

Featuring the full eight-piece line up, the band will perform two hours of the irresistible and unforgettable modern classics that have seen them delight and amaze audiences across Australia, Asia and the UK.

Date: Sunday 3 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
PlanB

Taasha Coates (The Audreys) + Dusty Lee (Wanderers)

Due to popular demand following her 2 sold out shows in November -  Taasha Coates returns to the Wheatsheaf Hotel in 2021!

Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys.

 Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band's debut album, she has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She's rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll. 

 With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, "Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts" produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.

 Joined by Dusty Lee (Wanderers) on guitar, Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits.

https://www.abcmusic.com.au/discography/taasha-coates-taasha-coates-her-melancholy-sweethearts

 This House is Gonna Burn OFFICIAL FILMCLIP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRDTotraPQc

On Rockwiz w/ Pete Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjhE5MVoQw

 

 

Date: Sunday 10 January
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Booking Fee
Taasha Coates (The Audreys) + Dusty Lee (Wanderers)

Taasha Coates (The Audreys) + Dusty Lee (Wanderers)

Due to popular demand following her 2 sold out shows in November -  Taasha Coates returns to the Wheatsheaf Hotel in 2021!

Taasha Coates is the voice of multiple ARIA award winners, The Audreys.

 Since launching in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin” from the band's debut album, she has graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than she can count. She's rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned her very heart for rock and roll. 

 With The Audreys she has released five albums and in 2016, Taasha released her debut solo album, "Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts" produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.

 Joined by Dusty Lee (Wanderers) on guitar, Taasha will perform songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits.

https://www.abcmusic.com.au/discography/taasha-coates-taasha-coates-her-melancholy-sweethearts

 This House is Gonna Burn OFFICIAL FILMCLIP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRDTotraPQc

On Rockwiz w/ Pete Murray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjhE5MVoQw

 

 

Date: Sunday 10 January
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $30
Book Online
Booking Fee
Taasha Coates (The Audreys) + Dusty Lee (Wanderers)