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

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!

$18/15 + BF  PRE-SALE

$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)

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: Tuesday 24 July
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Speakeasy - Creative Readings

Nathan May (NT/SA) + Georgy Rochow

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) + Georgy Rochow

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

The Streamliners

On the back of touring as the backing band for Muddy Waters son, Mud Morganfield at Byron Bay’s BLUESFEST, and with their 7th album “Kickin’ back the Blues” to be released in the next few months, The Streamliners will be featuring some of their new songs at The Wheatsheaf Hotel. Come down and have a sneak preview and also see why after 20 years plus,  The Streamliners are still renown for their incredibly fiery shows and live improvisation musical madness that go way beyond their studio albums. They’re a “must see” live band if you enjoy a mixed bag of soul, blues & roots music with comparisons made to such artists as Albert King, The Allman Brothers  & early Fleetwood Mac.

 $10 entry - $15 with a CD
 
Date: Friday 27 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Streamliners

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
Book Online
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)

NO WAVE POETRY READINGS Featuring: Peter Goldsworthy + David Mortimer + Bille Wallace-Yarrow

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 1 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READINGS Featuring: Peter Goldsworthy + David Mortimer + Bille Wallace-Yarrow

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

Blue Katz

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.

 

Date: Friday 3 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Blue Katz

ADRD - GRAND FINAL - After party - featuring: WIPOD

Adelaide Roller Derby was established in 2007 and is Adelaide’s oldest and largest roller derby league. If there’s one thing we love, it’s talking derby! Our league is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned and operated by the ADRD skaters and officials. We are super-proud of the community we have built for ourselves and are really grateful to all our supportive family and friends who cheer us on from the sidelines! We are also very fortunate to have the support of our sponsors, who have been fantastic at helping us get where we are today :)

 If you’re new to the world of roller derby, never fear. It’s heaps of fun to play and just as much fun to watch. Come along to our next bout and find out for yourself!

 

Date: Saturday 4 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - GRAND FINAL - After party - featuring: WIPOD

Akoustic Odyssey

Akoustic Odyssey are an Adelaide based, original, instrumental group. Their instrumentation is unusual in it's format. Consisting of classical and steel string guitars, bass guitar, cello, violin, percussion, flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone. This combination creates a rich and truly unique sound. The blend of these original works and the newness of the sound make Akoustic Odyssey true innovators. It has been described that “Akoustic Odyssey are uncatergorisable” (Julia Lester ABC Classic FM) and their music is “crucial evidence of the treasure trove of musical genius we are blessed with in South Australia” (David Jobling, Independent Weekly-2007) They are influenced by so many different musical styles including Rock, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic that this in turn makes them truly Australian.

Founded in 2005 by current band members Joshua Tsounis and Anne Harrington. Their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people's choice award.

In 2009 Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the WOMADelaide festival. During the same year the band traveled to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival. This was another highlight for them having performed three concerts and one workshop, all of which were very well received.

The band receives regular support and airplay on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM, SBS radio, Radio Adelaide and 3D.

Akoustic Odyssey are:

Joshua Tsounis - Guitars

Stephan Richter - Bass/Cello

Tim Nott-Woodwinds

Emma Woolcock- Violin

Anne Harrington - Percussion

Wade Nixon-Drums

2008: First full length CD 'Ilios" released.

2009: Akoustic Odyssey record it's second full length CD titled 'The Lotus' which was released in 2010.

2010:Akoustic Odyssey selected by Musica Viva in Schools for a series of performance tours untill 2017

2013: Akoustic Odyssey release 6 track CD which was chosen by QANTAS to be included on its in flight entertainment system on National and International flights.

Date: Sunday 5 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Akoustic Odyssey

COMA: YEAHYEAHABSOLUTELYNOWAY! + ALEX TAYLOR 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 6 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: YEAHYEAHABSOLUTELYNOWAY! + ALEX TAYLOR QUARTET

The Adelaide Reclink Community Cup Annual Pie Night

The Mighty Anchors are excited to announced the third annual Reclink Pie Night on Wednesday the 8th of August at the Wheatsheaf Hotel 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

 Join the Adelaide’s Reclink Cups Anchors and Rockatoo‘s as they battle it out in the most uncontested and unrehearsed debate of the year, as they fight about who knows the least about football and more about raising much need funds for charity.

Not only is the Adelaide Reclink Pie Night a great opportunity to meet you Reclink sporting heros, but we’ll also  raise some much-deserved cash for Reclink Australia through raffles silent auctions and donation opportunities that are held throughout the night.  Reclink Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to enhance the lives of people experiencing disadvantage or facing significant barriers to participation, through providing new and unique sports, specialist recreation and arts programs, and pathways to employment opportunities.

 SO come join us as we  drink fabulous beer from the Wheaty and eat delicious pies while raffling off some goodies generously donated by our community. 

 Join your teammates and friendly foes and bring your family and friends for the best night of the year before the battle begins.

Reclink game day event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244880862937378/ 

Date: Wednesday 8 August
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Adelaide Reclink Community Cup Annual Pie Night

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

SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

Australia's only FREE community musical gear trade and swap meet. Right here in Adelaide. FREE for sellers, FREE for buyers, FREE to everyone. 
Come in, bring some stuff, or just browse what's on offer whilst enjoying Australia's best brewing pub. It's a great afternoon and we keep it SHORT.

1 till 4 is the sweet spot so get on it!


NO RETAILERS ARE PERMITTED TO TRADE AT THESE EVENTS. COMMUNITY ONLY! 

Why pay to sell your stuff? 
Enjoy!!

1-4pm


Date: Saturday 11 August
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

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 11 August
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
Mel's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

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

COMA: EVAN HARRIS "SKYLINES" ALBUM LAUNCH (NY/NSW))

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 13 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: EVAN HARRIS "SKYLINES" ALBUM LAUNCH (NY/NSW))

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

Green Circles + The Sunday Reeds

Green Circles

A guitar, a bass, some drums, and some vocals, Green Circles are garage, psych pop. They have released four albums in Australia, had two career spanning compilations released in the UK and USA, and have appeared on many comps released around the globe. Neat, sweet, and above all, beat, they deliver live too!

The Sunday Reeds

Originally from Melbourne and now Adelaide based, the Sunday Reeds are a blend of rock 'n' roll, blues/and swamp punk. Described as ‘Like Marianne Faithfull fronting The Gun Club’.

Date: Friday 17 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Green Circles + The Sunday Reeds

Kathie Renner & The Search Party + Special Guests

Showcasing new material, singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, returns to the Wheaty with a new line-up featuring Shaun Duncan on bass and Steve Todd on percussion.
 
Founding member of the now retired band, Vincent's Chair, Kathie has been busy writing new material for a solo cd project. She will be joined on stage by some special guests.
Date: Sunday 19 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Kathie Renner & The Search Party + Special Guests

COMA: COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2018

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 20 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2018

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

River Lane + Brendan Ryan + Dylan Smith

It's not too often you come across a tradie channeling Fleetwood Mac. A new folk/rock artist, River Lane, impresses audiences with her commercial but down to earth, girl next door approach.

$10 on the door



Date: Friday 24 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
River Lane + Brendan Ryan + Dylan Smith

Dirtbird (VIC) Album launch + Waywardbreed (VIC)

Hawkmoth Records are pleased to announce the release of Dirtbird's new record Spirit Kings.

Dirtbird are based in the Central Goldfields of Victoria and play slow, sad, mysterious songs about death, dreams, and the end of the world.

Dirtbird are a 3-piece acoustic band made up of David M. Lewis (ex-Bedridden), Lisa Marmur and Glendon Blazely. Their songs are written from cut-up poetry and feature beautiful 3-part harmonies.

Spirit Kings is their 6th album, and was co-produced by Dirtbird and Andrew Watson. It features all-acoustic instruments, including guitar, dobro, banjo, double bass, strings, horns, percussion and a saw.

Dirtbird will be launching their album (on record and CD) at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on August the 25th with Melbourne alt. country legends waywardbreed. It is also available through their facebook page.

Spooky slow and dark stuff. Mystery music.” – Beat Magazine, Melbourne.

The subtle weaving of guitar, cello, and male and female vocals, not to mention the almost biblical themes, haunted me for a number of months…if you like music that is thoughtful, slow, sparse, emotive and open and you don’t mind waking in the middle of the night with a haunting line or lyric playing itself interminably inside your head then you will appreciate and come to love Dirtbird’s music as much as I do.” – T. K. Bollinger, wordpress.com.

A very unique sound on the Australian music scene…a classic roots-rock sound. Nice.” – Dan Buhaqiar, JJJ.

Date: Saturday 25 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Dirtbird (VIC) Album launch + Waywardbreed (VIC)

Emily Davis & Band + Dearly Departed (NSW)

Emily Davis is an insightful songwriter, whose music walks the line between folk and rock. Her cinematic lyrics create a luscious world for the listener, as each song explores human connection, the universal truths we all know but are often too afraid to admit and her enduring belief in the transformative power of love. She follows in the tradition of the strong women of her art form. Her sound is reminiscent of songstresses Brandi Carlile, Emmy-Lou Harris, Jolie Holland and Chrissie Hinde. Her latest release ‘You, Me & the Velvet Sea’, launch in April 2018 has won her critical acclaim as well as festival appearances and international touring and publishing opportunities. Put simply she knows how to turn a room. 

Davis has a reputation for ‘utterly absorbing’ (DB Magazine) and ‘breath-taking’ (Rip It Up) live performances. Armed with her full band, including Tori Phillips (Fiddle), Annie Siegmann (Bass), Emily A Smith (Electric Guitars) and Stephen Neville (Drums) she returns to the Wheatsheaf for a homecoming celebration fresh from her debut European tour of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 “…a finely tuned ebb and flow of evocative folk, sea shanty storytelling and richer, bolder rock ‘n’ roll vibes.” - Daniela Frangos The Adelaide Review 

 Dearly Departed

 Breaking down the shackles of Americana’s typical direction, two tainted yet sweet country girls weave their way through the high notes. These two women with country in their hearts and 90’s girl rock leaves falling from their eve- growing tree of songs makes for an engaging show.  Every sweet sound follows a story of sorrow, heartbreak and leaving home. Emily A Smith leads the girls with her palatial electric playing, while Nat sings with such sentiment, like Shepard’s dragging all your emotions to the surface. These two strong women follow no trend or particular style rather just let the magic happen naturally on an unpaved road to discovering what comes next.

 "Natalie Henry’s music straddles that ragged fence between country and folky/blues! Real life stories! Combine Nat’s unique voice with Emily’s harmonies, superb guitar playing, and you have a powerful duo!" - Bill Chambers

Date: Sunday 26 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Emily Davis & Band + Dearly Departed (NSW)

Sympathy Orchestra

Adelaide based sympathy orchestra formed in 1999 and have released two albums during that time. Always an electric band, SO have recently developed an acoustic set giving a totally new

dimension to their original music. Renowned for their high calibre of musicianship, SO have played the Adelaide Festival Of Arts, Major Concerts and Venues around SA and were involved in the music to Rolf de Heers film -Tracker”. 

Julian Barnett - Guitars/Composer John Appleby - Drums/Percussion Lyndon Gordon - Guitars Istvan Nemeth -Basses 

Date: Friday 31 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy 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 the Netherlands!) 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 2 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst