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

SCALA'S 31st birthday featuring: Jim Williams + Freya Lani + Robert Childs & The Song Catchers

 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.

Date: Thursday 22 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA'S 31st birthday featuring: Jim Williams + Freya Lani + Robert Childs & The Song Catchers

Folk fundraiser for Hutt St Centre - Featuring: Goldstein + Billy Boils

Join folk stalwarts Goldstein and troubadour Billy Boils for a night of great original storytelling music for a great cause. 
All money raised will go to the Hutt Street Centre in support of its incredible work helping people experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives without judgement.

Goldstein 
Since forming in 2006, Goldstein has played festivals and front bars across the country performing its unique brand of original Australiana folk music. Its single Considerate Driver still holds the title of longest running original ABC traffic report theme! The five piece released its sixth album titled “Message from Home” earlier this year with all proceeds from sales of the release going to the Hutt St Centre. 

Billy Boils
Imagine your feet hanging over the edge of a rustic oak stool, just dangling by the fire. A wine in one hand and a thought provoking hardback in the other. Billy Boils can take you there. Stories from the streets, tales from distant lands and a warm delicate voice woven into meaningful songs. A night with Billy Boils will make you wonder how life must be living as a piece of timber, felled from a majestic gumtree, used as an old row boat that has traversed many a stream and estuary before winding up as a conversation starting dining table.                                               
 
 
Date: Friday 23 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Folk fundraiser for Hutt St Centre - Featuring: Goldstein + Billy Boils

Fund Raiser Concert - Solidarity with Refugees SOLD OUT!

Live at the Wheatsheaf - wonderful women with multi-talent. Funds raised go to Justice for Refugees SA and Circle of Friends. FABULOUS SEMAPHORE GUITAR BAND ; EILEEN DARLEY; JANE TASSIE; CATHERINE FITZGERALD & PAT RIX; HELEN BOCK

SOLD OUT!!!

Date: Saturday 24 November
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
Fund Raiser Concert - Solidarity with Refugees SOLD OUT!

Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats (VIC) - Single launch + Aaron Thomas

Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse is a songwriter lauded for his observational lyricism - a cocktail of wit and grit delivered in a versatile baritone. His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. Tarcutta Shade is the opening track from his second studio album, Golden Boy, is due for release in May 2019.

As a touring musician based out of Central Victoria Stan spends upwards of half the year on the road. His regional tours have taken him to every state and territory in Australia. He has shared bills with artists such as Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.

At the Wheatsheaf Stan will be appearing with long time touring band the Commission Flats.

“Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” - Sydney Morning Herald

$10 + BF pre-sale

$15 on the door

 

Date: Saturday 24 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats (VIC) - Single launch + Aaron Thomas

Cal Williams Jr Blues Band Album Launch + Special Guests

'Luma' is the 10th studio album by the multi-award winning songwriter/guitarist Cal Williams Jr and is a masterpiece of tender fingerpicked folk-blues in a fresh and spacious acoustic musical setting. 'Luma' has subtle flavours of Mississippi John Hurt blended with the British folk-blues sound of Davy Graham, John Martyn and Nick Drake. With the sweet bowing of Cal's long-time musical partner and double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood, 'Luma' combines intricate fingerpicked melodies with driving bass rhythms to create an acoustic album full of exciting movement. Canadian harmonica wizard Will Kallinderis and highly acclaimed country musician Anthony Stewart on mandolin also appear on the album to add sparkle to the guitar and bass interplay.  'Luma' was recorded at Red Brick studio in South Australia in early 2018 and will be released on November 25th at the Wheatsheaf Hotel from 4pm. Limited tix available. 

$20 ON THE DOOR


Date: Sunday 25 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Cal Williams Jr Blues Band Album Launch + Special Guests

COMA: Vardan Ovsepian/Ross McHenry Quartet (USA/ARMENIA)

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 26 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Vardan Ovsepian/Ross McHenry Quartet (USA/ARMENIA)

Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai + Tim Moore

Australian born vagabond Stu Larsen and Japanese harmonica player Natsuki Kurai have announced tour dates to finish a massive year that has taken them from Australia to Japan and on to North America, with a giant European run coming up next month before finally returning to Australia for their final shows of the year.

Earlier this year, the duo released their second EP together, aptly titled Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai II (via Nettwerk Records). The 4-song EP includes two original tracks - "My Poor Father" and "Hajimari" - but, also two reinterpretations of tracks from Larsen's last album Resolute - "Chicago Song" and "Going Back To Bowenville." Natsuki adds a swagger and energy to Stu's observations on life from his travels.

Nearly eight years ago, Natsuki and Larsen met in the middle of Tokyo and quickly connected with each other. "I spoke no Japanese and Natsuki didn't speak English so we found we had to communicate in other ways. We both agree that this allowed us to form a deeper connection, without the use of words," says Larsen. Since then, they've continued traveling back and forth from Australia to Japan, playing shows and festivals along the way.

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Date: Thursday 29 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai + Tim Moore

Kings & Associates + Lily & the Drum

**INTRODUCING KINGS & ASSOCIATES**

3 time winners and 6 nominations at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards.

 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 on networks such as JJJ in Australia, National Radio NZ101 in New Zealand and 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 ultimately winning 3 gongs...Best Band, Best New Artist, and Best Producer for Jim Scott. 

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: Friday 30 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Kings & Associates + Lily & the Drum

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

Hall of Famers + The Beggars

Two musical legends, Dave blight (cold chisel's harmonica player) and bluegrass legend Trev Warner team up with Dave Small and the AMC combo for a special evening of folk/ bluegrass/ blues and country music with special guests... 

Australian songbook trio - The Beggars.

$12 on the door

Date: Saturday 1 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Hall of Famers + The Beggars

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: Sunday 2 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka

COMA: SOUND ALLIANCE + HILARY KLEINIG & FRIENDS

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 3 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: SOUND ALLIANCE + HILARY KLEINIG & FRIENDS

NO WAVE: XMAS PARTY featuring Little Windows Chapbook Launch and Jessica Alice


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 5 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
NO WAVE: XMAS PARTY featuring Little Windows Chapbook Launch and Jessica Alice

SCALA: Tom West, Kylie Brice, Andy & Marta

 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.

Date: Thursday 6 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Tom West, Kylie Brice, Andy & Marta

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 saw Mick release his new album “These Are The Songs”, a ‘Best Of’ focusing on his solo career; as well as his autobiography, “These Are the Days”, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now. 

In 2018 the band took off to Memphis to record a new album with Kevin Houston and the sons of Jim Dickinson in the studio built by their father Jim who recorded Wedding’s Parties Anything’s “The Big Don’t Argue” 30 years ago. 

With a release date set for early 2019, Mick and band take to the road this Christmas with a teaser in the form of a new E.P all ready for your Christmas stocking.

https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic 

$25 + BF - $30 on the door

Date: Friday 7 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

The Annual Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

The Wheaty's annual Ceramics and Glass Sale is back!

Perfect for your Chrissie shopping needs, the sale features works by some of Adelaide's best makers...

Featuring: Alison Arnold, Andrew Baldwin, Elodie Barker, Kristel Britcher, Jane Burbidge, James Edwards, Andrea Fiebig, Mel Fraser, Susan Frost, Erin Harrald, Charmain Hearder, Emma Klau, Jaan Poldass, Madeline Prowd and Agela Walford.

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

Date: Saturday 8 December
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Annual Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Alana Jagt & The Monotremes

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 saw Mick release his new album “These Are The Songs”, a ‘Best Of’ focusing on his solo career; as well as his autobiography, “These Are the Days”, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now. 

In 2018 the band took off to Memphis to record a new album with Kevin Houston and the sons of Jim Dickinson in the studio built by their father Jim who recorded Wedding’s Parties Anything’s “The Big Don’t Argue” 30 years ago. 

With a release date set for early 2019, Mick and band take to the road this Christmas with a teaser in the form of a new E.P all ready for your Christmas stocking.

https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic 

$25 + BF - $30 on the door

Date: Saturday 8 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Alana Jagt & The Monotremes

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Amarillo (VIC)

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His band The Roving Commission features Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion and a rotating schedule of talented performers to keep the party alive with Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country.

Mick’s ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer defines a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

2017 saw Mick release his new album “These Are The Songs”, a ‘Best Of’ focusing on his solo career; as well as his autobiography, “These Are the Days”, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now. 

In 2018 the band took off to Memphis to record a new album with Kevin Houston and the sons of Jim Dickinson in the studio built by their father Jim who recorded Wedding’s Parties Anything’s “The Big Don’t Argue” 30 years ago. 

With a release date set for early 2019, Mick and band take to the road this Christmas with a teaser in the form of a new E.P all ready for your Christmas stocking.

https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic 

$25 + BF - $30 on the door

Date: Sunday 9 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission - 'Boxing Day Drive' Tour + Amarillo (VIC)

Oh Pep! (VIC) + Jackson Phelan (VIC)

Since breaking through the hemispherical sound barrier, Australia’s Oh Pep! have become many things to many people. The duo’s kinship is palpable not just in the way they relate virtuosically, but in the stories they conjure together and the ways they emote them to the audience.

Oh Pep!— who are releasing their second full-length, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You...(Oct 26 on ATO/People Speak Records)— have always been as driven as they have been wildly creative. The duo met almost a decade ago, and it was fateful. While attending a performing arts high school in Melbourne, Australia, Pepita Emmerichs happened to walk down a hallway past guitarist Olivia Hally. The latter was about to sing a song and asked if Pepi would join her on stage. “When we started hanging out,” Olivia recalls, “we immediately started making music together.” Adds Pepita. “We both loved musicians like John Prine and Lucinda Williams, who hit you really hard with their incredibly honest work. Studying music, we both understood the importance in instruments and arrangement, but we were also really drawn to lyricists.”

After graduating, they booked their own tours—mainly clubs or folk festivals—and just never stopped. Finally, in 2015, they entered a contest which won them a slot at the Folk Alliance International festival in America. A few years later, they played another FAI event, where they met Billy Bragg. He invited them to play a show with him in Adelaide. “We walked off-stage at this show, and he was like, ‘What are you doing in June?’ Do you want to play my stage at Glastonbury?”

They wrapped up over a year of touring their debut album ‘Stadium Cake’ at Glastonbury in 2017. Over that year they had shared stages not only with one of their heroes in Billy Bragg (although it was Billy Bragg who said to Pepi “I’m not your hero, I’m your peer”), but also Lake Street Dive, Martha Wainwright, Valerie June and The Mountain Goats. All artists they had admired for many years.  NPR enthused that they were “thoughtful, deep, funny, and poetic.” The New York Times marveled at how adept they were at “sharing a melody that’s both angular and affectionate.” And Paste magazine opined about their “stomping, earthy energy.”

Date: Friday 14 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Oh Pep! (VIC) + Jackson Phelan (VIC)

Adelaide Accordion Orchestra

The Adelaide Accordion Orchestra (formerly known as the Elite Accordion Group) is a fun bunch of accordion enthusiasts who just love to squeeze out the music!  Their repertoire includes everything from polkas and beer drinking songs to international classic hits and popular music.  If you've never heard ten accordions playing all at once then this is the feel good event for you - grab a beer and get ready to sing along!


Date: Sunday 16 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adelaide Accordion Orchestra

COMA BENEFIT NIGHT!

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

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

 

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

SCALA: People's Choice Song Competitio

 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.

Date: Thursday 20 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA: People's Choice Song Competitio

The Sax Pack

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

The Sax Pack

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

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

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

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

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


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

CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

Ahhhh......Christmas. One of the only days your favourite local bartenders get to take off work, eat too much food, and drink copious amounts of the booze they've spent all year serving.

Happy turkey day everyone - see you at the bar on Boxing Day!

If you need something to to while away the hours before the pub opens again, here's some Chrissy Classics for ya:

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

Rob Edwards + Famous Will (VIC)

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

 

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

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

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


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

Crump Cake Orchestra

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

Crump Cake Orchestra

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

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

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

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

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

New Years Eve Shindig! Featuring: Max Savage & Friends + Ryan Martin John

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

New Year, New You! With Aaron Thomas & Friends

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

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


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

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

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


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