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

Kings & Associates + Mick Kidd & Dave Blight

Spanning various genres the neo blues act KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant.
 
On the back of their US showcase in Nashville and semifinals at the 2017 IBC in Memphis the Kings' have just released their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL. Tales was tracked and produced in LA by 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott Scott (Grammys with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Tedeschi Trucks Band), and mixed in Nashville by 4 time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Grammys with Jack White and the White Stripes).
 
Receiving critical acclaim the album hit no.15 on the Roots Radio international album charts and no.1 on the Australian Blues Radio charts, and has gained world wide rotation from JJJ in Australia to the Paul Jones program on BBC2 in the UK. Tales was the only album to receive nominations in every category of the 2018 Australian Blues Awards with the winners to be announced in early Feb 2018. 
2018 sees Kings' already booked to perform at the prestigious Womadelaide Festival, the BlenheimFest, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Echuca Winterblues Festival plus a March New Zealand promotional tour.
 
Date: Saturday 21 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Kings & Associates + Mick Kidd & Dave Blight

Michael Menager (US) + The Baker Suite

MICHAEL MENAGER

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies.

After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis.

Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

THE BAKER SUITE

Art-folk with a twist of Parisian jazz.  Storytelling is at the heart of The Baker Suite, surrounded by rich instrumentation and evocative melodies. Playing in festivals and theatres' across the globe, they take the listener on cinematic journey's from the seaside carnival ground to the central desert.

'Minor masterpieces that blend folk, country, blues and jazz speckled with global allusions sit beside quirky pop songs suggestive of Paul Simon'. The Weekend Australian (4 stars).

Date: Sunday 22 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Michael Menager (US) + The Baker Suite

The Australian Institute presents: A public Forum to discuss the economics of the proposed company tax cut

How Would you Spend $65 Billion Dollars? 
6.30pm Tuesday 24th April
The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Adelaide

The Australia Institute is coming to Adelaide for public forum to discuss the economics of the proposed company tax cut.

Speakers:
+ Ben Oquist, Executive Director of The Australia Institute
+ Dr. Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) at Victoria University
+ Ross Womersley, CEO of the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)

We hope you can join us!

FREE, but bookings essential > http://theaus.in/pip_revenue 

 

Date: Tuesday 24 April
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
The Australian Institute presents: A public Forum to discuss the economics of the proposed company tax cut

Mark Wilkinson (NSW) + Kelly Menhennett

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

 This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On".  What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

 “He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and a richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him.”

— Hazel Buckley, TheMusic.com.au

 It is this connection that has seen Wilkinson sell out shows in over half a dozen countries and propel his music up the charts on two continents.  From busking on the streets of his home town to performing on arena stages alongside enigmatic names like Rodriguez and Brian Wilson, Wilkinson continues to forge his own path and take his music to the world.

 Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

Date: Thursday 26 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Mark Wilkinson (NSW) + Kelly Menhennett

Shaun Kirk (VIC) ' Howlin' at the Moon' Tour + Laura Hill

Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US Record Deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015. Determined to overcome his disappointment and grow from it, Kirk has since spent countless hours soul searching and honing his skills as a writer and musician inside his home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne; prevailing with a fresh new sound and groove to carry him into the next phase of his ever evolving career.

Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

Date: Friday 27 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Shaun Kirk (VIC) ' Howlin' at the Moon' Tour + Laura Hill

Who Cares? We Care! Community event featuring: The Fiddle Chicks + Nancy Bates

Who Cares? We Care! along with our partners at Australian Association of Social Workers, and Safe Pets and Safe families are launching and supporting local Author Jayne Dance with the launch of her children’s book “Dancing with Ruby” which is about children’s resilience through dance and music.

 Our aim is to raise awareness and empower our community to collectively create positive change for our children

 Come along to an unforgettable afternoon featuring the Fiddle Chicks and the incredible Nancy Bates  - 2-5pm - $10 entry -  children free

Date: Saturday 28 April
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Who Cares? We Care! Community event featuring: The Fiddle Chicks + Nancy Bates

AUTUMN BLUES - Featuring: Fiona Boyes (NSW)

Fiona Boyes, an Australian blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been recording and performing for more than 25 years, building a career that has taken her to major festivals and stages around the world.  

A veteran recording artist with 15 releases, Australia’s first lady of the Blues has been honored with 7 USA Blues Music Award nominations in 5 different categories over the years, including 2 nominations in the 2017 USA Blues Music Awards - 'Acoustic Artist of the Year' and 'Acoustic Album of the Year' - for her latest release 'Professin' the Blues'.   The album won 2017 Blues Blast Music Award 'Acoustic Blues Album of the Year' in the US.  She's also received more than 30 Australian music awards, spanning the blues, folk, jazz and Americana scenes.

Fiona’s immersion in the wide musical and historical traditions that make up the Blues and her deep love of the art-form itself lends conviction and authenticity to her playing and songwriting.

Tix - $25 on the door - subject to availability



Date: Saturday 28 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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AUTUMN BLUES - Featuring: Fiona Boyes (NSW)

Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

Nice Verdes
 
Indie world troubadours Nice Verdes, performing and travelling together since 2003. Drawing from the sounds of Cuba, Africa, Colombia and more to bring you their own style of Rootsy Highlife

Rune Billy Rattle

Playing in run down bars, on the top of pool tables and on street corners around the country, Runebilly Rattle are a uniquely Australian folk band, singing songs of the mountains, the seas and the cities.

Ramblin’ swagmen with banjos, guitars and washboards, that live to play and play to live.

 
Date: Sunday 29 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

NO WAVE POETRY READING

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 2 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READING

Adelaide Guitar Festival presents: ABBE MAY ‘FRUIT ON TOUR’ (WA) + THE FAMILY BUSHDANCE BAND + KELLY MENHENNETT

 

After an epic home town launch of her new album “Fruit” in front of over 800 fans, Abbe May is slicing and dicing around the rest of the Australia. Fruit is the culmination of nearly five years writing and recording and the quality of the songs and album as a whole leaves no doubt about the power of this artist. The album and live show is garnering 4 and 5 star reviews across discerning music media. Most importantly, fans have never been happier, with a selection of songs from AMP Shortlisted albums “Design Desire” and “Kiss My Apocalypse” further electrifying her incredible live show. Don’t miss Fruit on Tour! It’s being celebrated as Abbe's finest work yet.

 Presented by Adelaide Guitar Festival

http://www.adelaideguitarfestival.com.au/

http://www.abbemay.com/ 

Date: Thursday 3 May
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
Adelaide Guitar Festival presents: ABBE MAY ‘FRUIT ON TOUR’ (WA) + THE FAMILY BUSHDANCE BAND + KELLY MENHENNETT

Joe Man Murphy Album Launch + Ben Roberts

The "Happy Days" tour will be Joe Man Murphy's biggest yet!! Over 3 months he will be on the road heading around Australia promoting it's release. This album is a collection of songs that share treasured memories of family and adventure. The "Happy Days" tour rolls into Adelaide on Friday May the 4th, at the beloved Wheatsheaf Hotel Thebarton.

Joining him on the night will be Benjamin Roberts of Internationally acclaimed ukulele explosion the "Ukulele Death Squad" for a one night only Intimate Solo Ukulele Show.


Date: Friday 4 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Joe Man Murphy Album Launch + Ben Roberts

Secondhand Book Sale!

The Wheaty's World Famous Secondhand Book Sale!

Loads of books to suit all persuasions; Including Australiana, novels, poetry, military, kids, kitch & more...

Come on in for a book or three, and stay for a beer

12 - 6PM in The Tin Shed

Date: Saturday 5 May
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Secondhand Book Sale!

Stuart Day and The OC's

Somewhere between rock, soul, country, roots and reggae is where you’ll find The OCs. These Old Codgers play funny, incisive original songs by Stuart Day. He sings and plays guitar, ably supported by brilliant veterans Mitz Bryant (bass), Billy Regione (drums).

You may have grooved to these gentlemen over the years in such great groups as Blue Katz, The Beggars, Those Kodiaks, The Radics and many more. Indeed, some of the great songs from these fine original groups get a second life in the OCs.

A wise punter once said they sound like Paul Kelly singing with the Dingoes as produced by Daniel Lanois. And why not. 

Date: Saturday 5 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Stuart Day and The OC's

HOT WINGS (VIC) + HANA BRENECKI & KATE ALEXANDER

Hot Wings

 Hot Wings hailing from Melbourne is the brainchild of stellar guitarist Lizzie Sedman, a guitar goddess that has been hot and wingy for years.

With influences drawing far and wide from Les Paul, to Stevie Ray Vaughan, to The Break, to The Ventures,  Liz has carefully handpicked a band to bring her sounds to life.  With a secret recipe of surf, soul, rockabilly and swinging guitar boogie instrumentals, the four piece masterfully power through various genres tying them all together with an inimitable musical bond drawing you into their melodic hooks and hip shaking rhythms.

 

Hana Brenecki & Kate Alexander

Singer-songwriters Hana Brenecki and Kate Alexander meld their distinct voices to form an inimitable sort of beast that at times coos and weaves along delicate lovelorn pop hooks à la the Everley Brothers, and at others soars into hot-blooded guttural soul harmony.  Alexander and Brenecki trade song for song, soldering melodies and words together so finely that the lines blur as to who exactly is singing what.


Date: Sunday 6 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
HOT WINGS (VIC) + HANA BRENECKI & KATE ALEXANDER

COMA: AVIVA ENDEAN (VIC) + DAVID GOODWIN QUINTET

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 7 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: AVIVA ENDEAN (VIC) + DAVID GOODWIN QUINTET

Michael Dunstan 'Partly Cloudy' EP Launch + Jordy Maxwell (WA)

On the back of a successful headline National Tour playing 18 shows over 5 states, upcoming Western Australian folk artist Michael Dunstan is headed back around the country launching the highly anticipated EP 'Partly Cloudy'.

Characterised by warm soulful vocals, intricate fingerpicking, and up-beat foot stomping grooves, Michael’s dynamic live soundscape has stopped audiences in their tracks Australia wide in the last 12 months. The debut EP ‘Solace’ quickly gained traction for the young folk musician, collectively accumulating well over half a million streams in the first 10 months since release, along the journey supporting Ziggy Alberts and performing alongside Riley Pearce.

The second installment ‘Partly Cloudy’ delves deeper, more personal and more diverse. The 5 tracks explore strong feelings of disbelief, the fear of the unknown, gratitude, heartache and the inability to comprehend the depth of our surrounds and everything entailed in day to day life.

 

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Michael Dunstan 'Partly Cloudy' EP Launch + Jordy Maxwell (WA)

Golonka + The Skanky Hoedown - Good Beer Wheaty

Golonka - Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart. 

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!

With special guests – without Quincy and Belinda.

 The Skanky Hoedown – Ska Country Jazz Original – infamous Wheaty regulars last decade - reunited and expanded to support their friends and doppelgangers in Golonka.

Date: Friday 11 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka + The Skanky Hoedown - Good Beer Wheaty

Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

ABOUT DANIEL CHAMPAGNE One reviewer recently wrote –

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” (themusic.com.au)

 

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today.

 

At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco, Jake Shimabukuro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela –all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. His latest release ‘Fault Lines’ is available now.  As one reviewer recently wrote,  “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). 

Date: Saturday 12 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

John Flanagan Trio (VIC) + Loren Kate

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts.

Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US. Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz.

With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful. 


Date: Sunday 13 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
John Flanagan Trio (VIC) + Loren Kate

SCALA: Georgy Rochow + Hannah Yates + Moonta Street

 Few 29 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.

 $15 - members $5 

Date: Thursday 17 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Georgy Rochow + Hannah Yates + Moonta Street

THE ACFIELDS (VIC) + ALANA JAGT

The Acfields have taken their music from their childhood in central Queensland to the world. Their two stunning voices have spent many a childhood car trip together harmonizing together in Australia and overseas. Their blending of folk-pop and alt-country roots has created music that stays with you long after the song ends.  

The brother and sister duo, Hannah and Dan Acfield are multi instrumentalists who have been described as “The ying to each other’s yang"(Scene Magazine). Coming together after releasing five solo EPs between them and touring both nationally and internationally, the two stopped their sibling rivalry to merge their original musical talent.  

Releasing their debut double A-side ‘After You/Sorry I’ve Taken so Long’ in 2012 and their EP ‘Turning the Page in the same year, the duo travelled the country before releasing their first full-length self-titled album ‘The Acfields’ in 2014. Reaction from live audiences around the country saw their storytelling, vocal harmonies, and enduring on-stage sibling banter shine. Noel Mengel from The Courier Mail said “Sometimes two heads are better than one. So it proves for siblings Dan and Hannah Acfield.” 

Since then The Acfields have been heard on national and community radio including a spot in Brisbane’s 4ZzZ hottest 100. In 2016 the siblings were awarded highly commended in the country category at the Queensland Music Awards for their song ‘The Years’. Hardly stopping to catch their breath the two have been supporting the likes of Joan Armatrading, Josh Pyke and Vika and Linda Bull and holding spots in numerous festivals up and down the east-coast.  

2018 will see the brother and sister team release their sophomore album before returning to the road with “an expressive voice that engages you instantly” (Goyte) and harmonies that linger for days.

Date: Friday 18 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
THE ACFIELDS (VIC) + ALANA JAGT

Winter Witches + Lauren Abineri

It's the Witches - and it's almost winter! One of their first shows since their summer tour around Australia in January and their debut show at the Wheaty!

 Performing their signature 'melancholy-wave' sound, they bring you softly intense tales of queerness and nature. They make music from the heart of darkness and city of light.

 Their most recent singles 'Train/Water' and 'Unspeakable Clothes' have received airplay on Double J, Three D Radio and Edge Radio and garnered accolades from around the world:

"Compelling from the word go..." (Mix It Up)

"Genuine derivations of medieval, orchestral music and experimental electronica" (Cloudberry Mornings)

"Brimming with fiery precision, a meaningful design, grace and charm." (Ghettoblaster Magazine).

"Their music has a darkness which drapes like a soft, purple, velvet-robe around the listener." (Emerging Indie Bands)

 Joining them will be their special guest and music comrade, Lauren Abineri.

Date: Sunday 20 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Winter Witches + Lauren Abineri

COMA: ROSS MCHENRY TRIO + LUKE WHITE 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 21 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ROSS MCHENRY TRIO + LUKE WHITE QUARTET

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

COMA: SAM ANNING SEXTET ALBUM LAUNCH (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.

 Tix - $25 - members $20

 

Date: Monday 28 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: SAM ANNING SEXTET ALBUM LAUNCH (VIC)

SCALA: 'The Con Night' featuring students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music Lineup: My Chérie + Hey Harriett + Alexander Black

 Few 29 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.

 $15 - members $5 

Date: Thursday 31 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
SCALA: 'The Con Night' featuring students from the Elder Conservatorium of Music Lineup: My Chérie + Hey Harriett + Alexander Black

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont (NSW) + Brad Cox (NSW)

Adam Eckersley has won 2 Golden Guitar Awards; the first in 2015 for New Talent of the Year and then in 2016 for Group or Duo of the Year for his group the Adam Eckersley Band. Their debut album ‘The First Album’ debuted Top 5 on ARIA Country Chart with ‘The Second Album’ debuting #7 on the ARIA Country Chart. Adam was also recognized for his songwriting winning the APRA Award for Country Work of the Year for “Give Her the World” in 2015 and first place in the Country section of the International Songwriting Competition in 2014.

 

Brooke McClymont is one third of top-selling, multi-award winning trio The McClymonts. With over 200k album sales, 2 x ARIA Awards, 13 x Golden Guitar Awards, 1 x CMA (USA) Award, 1 x APRA Award and 4 x #1 ARIA Country Albums, the McClymonts have firmly established themselves as Australia’s #1 Country group. They have released twenty singles over the last decade including #1 hits such as “House”, “Don’t Wish It All Away”, “Forever Begins Tonight”, “Here’s To You & I”, “Wrapped Up Good”, “Kick It Up”, “Two Worlds Collide” and “My Life Again”.

Date: Friday 1 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont (NSW) + Brad Cox (NSW)

Courtney Robb Album Launch + Tom Redwood

Moving between the lines of country-infused folk and blues, Courtney Robb’s charged live delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves. 

Robb has been a mainstay on the Australian folk scene for many years. This show sees her joined by a full band to unleash her fourth studio album, You Are Not Alone. The album was recorded live over two days in the Adelaide Hills by Mick Wordley and is a leap forward creatively and professionally. Robb and her band; Chris Parkinson, BJ Barker, Snooks La Vie, Mark Seddon, Emma Woolcock, Ashley Turner and Marta Bayly; have captured something honest and stirring.

It has been nearly 4 years since Robb’s last studio album, and it is clear she has used the time well. This new album sees a more confident and mature artist emerge, with stellar performances of finely crafted songs. At times gutsy and confronting and other times intimate and delicate. One Adelaide show only, not to be missed.

Date: Sunday 3 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Courtney Robb Album Launch + Tom Redwood

Freya Josephine Hollick with special guest: Jen Lush

Freya Josephine Hollick finished 2017 with a new e.p, new single, 3 Age Music Victoria Award Nominations, a tour with Justin Townes Earle plus festival appearances at Nannup Music Festival, Boogie Festival , Gumball, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Kyneton Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Bluegrass Festival, Out on the Weekend & Queenscliff Music Festival             

In her first full band show in Adelaide, the old-timey country songbird brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia, through wartime romance, the golden era of country music and into a cosmic hootenanny.

 With a voice that floats between Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James, Freya Josephine Hollick is a lady not to be missed.

 

Date: Sunday 10 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $12
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Freya Josephine Hollick with special guest: Jen Lush

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