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: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT THREE

 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 17 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT THREE

Exeter Blues + Tony Luke and Friends

EXETER BLUES

Dave O'Leary sings it like it is, laconic and straight to the point with an honesty that gets under your skin Beej Barker combines driving rhythms and grooves to make the sound that is Exeter Blues; it’s raw and raucous, blurring the lines between early Mississippi delta slide guitar, modern punk funk and Cajun country sounds, these are story songs to move you built from a life spent on the road. Drawing on five albums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ Bob Dylan and the Cruel Sea

TONY LUKE AND FRIENDS

Tony Luke Played his first gigs in England in the early sixties supporting bands such as John Mayall the Mojo’s and Gene Vincent. Tony’s style is a mix of blues ‘rock and reggae influenced by the likes of JJ Cale and Tony Joe White He has released a number of recordings and toured extensively though out the Northern territory and Queensland Tony will be joined by Marty Jones on Bass and Colin Jevons on drums .

https://www.facebook.com/TonyLukeBand/ 

 Proudly supporting Oxfam Australia


Date: Friday 18 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Tony Luke and Friends

The Yearlings + Lucie Thorne (VIC)

THE YEARLINGS

Two guitars, two voices.

Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, producing a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana through the filter of distinctly Australian life.

Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson made their first album in 2002 and now have five studio albums in their catalogue, working alongside such greats as Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), and building a reputation for their evocative songwriting, keen harmonies and mesmerizing live performances.

The Yearlings have made numerous festival appearances at home and abroad, most recently playing shows across the USA culminating at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville.

With Parkinson’s signature guitar tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose The Yearlings express the lyrical truth of storylines about real life that poetically tug at the heartstrings.

“There is an almost indescribable musical lexicon that surrounds a Yearlings performance, and it is one that can barely be described, it must be seen and he heard for one’s self.” - FasterLouder

LUCIE THORNE

Lauded for writing “some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear” (****The Age), Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Lucie Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. 

http://luciethorne.com 

Proudly supporting Oxfam Australia


Date: Saturday 19 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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The Yearlings + Lucie Thorne (VIC)

Spiral Dance

Fusing folk-law and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance plays an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with mythical tales that will spirit you into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time – this is music that will rattle your ancestors! 

Proudly supporting Oxfam Australia


Date: Sunday 20 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Spiral Dance

COMA: BOTTLENECK + ZEITGEIST ORCH

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 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: BOTTLENECK + ZEITGEIST ORCH

East of Everything 'Exclusive Album Preview' + Alana Jagt

South Australian based group ‘East of Everything’ was born kicking, screaming and entirely unexpected in 2016. A spontaneous writing session that turned into a weekly ritual giving birth to some the most visceral and captivating material to date from founding members Sam Brittain & Tara Carragher. 

Accomplished recording/touring artists individually, both Carragher & Brittain are both regular contributors to their home town of Adelaide’s thriving original music scene as we as having toured extensively in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe & the U.S. over the past six years releasing 3 EP’s and 6 studio albums between them. 

East of Everything 

are 

Tara Carragher 

Sam Brittain 

Ryan Martin John 

Todd Sibbin 

BJ Barker 

Richard Coates

- $25 on the door


Date: Wednesday 23 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
East of Everything 'Exclusive Album Preview' + Alana Jagt

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FOUR

 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 24 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FOUR

Dreamboogie (VIC)

Dreamboogie. A modern Blues act, Firmly embedded in the Blues, imbued with the original sound that the act works hard to develop...A tight music unit with a reputation for delivering entertaining, engaging, impassioned live performances Drawing upon their individual influences, they are determined to present Blues music that is vital, and attractive to today’s audiences. Since the formation of the group, in early 2010, they have appeared at many festivals, toured Australia, performed live to air on radio, and built a solid following in their home town.

Recently the band went to Memphis USA. (February 2016) 

Competed and were semi finalists in the International Blues Challenge

Date: Friday 25 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Dreamboogie (VIC)

Seasonal womens’ event— performances by women for women - Hosted by Circle of Friends 115

Enjoy an afternoon of music in the relaxed atmosphere of the Wheaty’s outdoor covered space on Saturday August 26 2pm—5pm.

Adrienne Lovelock sings a mix of traditional songs, classic folk, and original material which draws on an eclectic mix of influences from British ballads to blues.

Charlie Drew is a new kid on the block.  

Women with Latitude is a 30 strong community choir that sings contemporary and traditional songs for fun and fulfillment and to support causes close to their heart. 

Alison Coppe is a singer-songwriter landing somewhere between k.d lang and Nick Cave, with a pinch of Lucinda Williams and Martha Wainwright's distilled poetics.

Ruby Moon (Nikkie Nicholson, Bron Lloyd and Adrienne Piggott) perform songs that weave together traditional Celtic and Gaelic music, Americana and English folk and contemporary Australian songs with a mix of acapella, guitar, mandolin and bódhran.

Hosted by Circle of Friends 115; all money raised goes to assist refugees with visa applications for family reunions and protection.

Entry fee $10; ALL children under 18 free.

Date: Saturday 26 August
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Seasonal womens’ event— performances by women for women - Hosted by Circle of Friends 115

Vincent's Chair

Vincent's Chair is a contemporary Australian acoustic group. The brainchild of singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, the group also features Karen De Nardi on viola and Sam Leske on guitars. To date they have recorded four CD recordings, and embarked on five European tours. 


Date: Saturday 26 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Vincent's Chair

Sarah King EP Launch + Fleur Green & The Keepers

Sarah King is an English born and Australian made musician, refined, emotive and versatile. A romantic dreamer delivering an intimate collection of genre-blurring tunes on her debut EP.  Taking hints of jazz, folk and pop to create a warm vintage sound clearly rooted in her classical style featuring lush arrangements and swooping melodies tugging heartstrings and captivating listeners with her serene vocals.

An organic and perhaps inevitable transition from her musical experiences as a Violinist Sarah has moved unobtrusively into writing, arranging and performing introspective songs draped with dreamy strings and melodic horns. Reflective, intangible, delicate and earthy. She muses about connection.

Proudly supporting Oxfam Australia

Date: Sunday 27 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sarah King EP Launch + Fleur Green & The Keepers

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FIVE

 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 31 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - HEAT FIVE

Mobius X

MobiusX play a rock | jazz amalgam, laying gorgeous, catchy melodies and virtuoso guitar over complex beds of jazz-inflected rhythms. 

With lyrics that speak sharply of love, life and politics, this sextet turns on a dime to deliver pop smarts wrapped in a rock sensibility. 

Think of a sound that blends Steely Dan, Santana and Jethro Tull and you're well inside the ballpark. 

The band builds on the repertoire of Adelaide quintet Mobiustrips, which played sold-out shows at the Wheaty at the end of the noughties. 

MobiusX plans to record an album of all-new material later in 2017. Join them for two sets drawn from their extensive playlist.

Date: Friday 1 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mobius X

The Good Questions + The Tangerines

The Good Questions
The Good Questions observe the wonder of life, the universe and everything, and transform their musings into song. From emotionally introspective soundscapes to some good ol' rock and roll and everything in between, the Good Questions will take you on a journey to the centre of the earthling. It all boils down to hydrogen, gravity and time.
 
The Tangerines
The Tangerines enjoy the exploration of alternate timings and melodic discordance.  Their delicate sound is known to peak to emotionally intense moments that pushes the boundary of comfortable. Influenced by the unpredictability of jazz and the richness of soul, The Tangerines can be gleeful one moment and dark and edgy the next.
 
Date: Saturday 2 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Good Questions + The Tangerines

Cal Williams Jr Blues Band and The Hushes - Double Bill

A spectacular double bill of Adelaide's most dynamic folk/blues bands.

Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines
the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide
Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast
Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under
his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this
masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high
tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke
the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”.

Date: Sunday 3 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Cal Williams Jr Blues Band and The Hushes - Double Bill

COMA: Eliza Dickson and She Descends the Stairs

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 4 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Eliza Dickson and She Descends the Stairs

The Heggarties + Skyscraper Stan (VIC)

The Heggarties

It's been a massive year for The Heggarties. After playing Americana Fest in Nashville in 2016 they got down to the business of recording their debut album at Mixmasters studio with legendary producer, Mick Wordly. The result is an elevan track album that debuted on the iTunes country chart at number 3 and has spent six straight weeks in Three D radio's top twenty + 1. 

The band played a jam packed album launch in Adelaide, then band backed that up with another packed out album launch at the Retreat Hotel in Melbourne. As part of their bigger plan to get their music heard as far and wide as possible, they will be heading to Tamworth in January 2018 where they hope to make a big impression on the back of a whole lot of high rotation radio play they've been receiving on Americana and country music programs around Australia, including doing “the House Concert” on Australia’s biggest country music program, Saturday Night Country on the ABC with Felicity Urquart.

‘Skyscraper’ Stan Woodhouse 

Playing upwards of 120 gigs a year Stan is as comfortable on stage as he is behind the wheel of the bombed out Mazda that takes him up and down Australia’s east coast like a smoke-spewing yo yo. He calls his music Troubadour Rock ‘n’ Roll; dynamic, disparate and lyrically intricate. The Sydney Morning Herald dubbed him a revelation.

A gaunt 6’6”, Stan cuts an ominous figure on stage and has developed a loyal national following through his charismatic live performance, both solo;

"In half an hour, Skyscraper Stan stole the evening, his songs complex and engaging"- 13th Floor.

And with his band the “Commission Flats”;"A towering and compelling figure with an allure that could rival Nick Cave" – Something You Said.

Date: Friday 8 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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The Heggarties + Skyscraper Stan (VIC)

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

Live Music Arvo-Prostate Cancer Fundraiser - Featuring: SourSob Bob + Snooks La Vie & Courtney Robb

Our music afternoon at the Wheatsheaf is not only a fundraiser to support the employment of another Prostate specialist nurse in SA; but it is a show case of 3 amazing talented musicians who come together with passion.

Soursob Bob

"Soursob Bob is another kettle of fish.  His songs and views vary from hilarious to deeply meaningful, often at the same time, and his presentation encompasses singing and spoken word....  It’s amazing material presented by a truly Australian classic character in a laid-back, infectious style." - Steve Horne - In Daily

Snooks La Vie

‘Snooks has become a highly respected musician within the music fraternity both locally and nationally, establishing himself as one of Australia’s elite blues/soul/country vocalist and harmonica players. An astute interpreter of roots-based music, Snooks performs with an electrifying energy and maturity that belies his relative youthfulness for this genre of music’ (as per FB page) 

Courtney Robb

‘Adelaide songstress, Courtney Robb is teetering on the edge of folk, country & blues to share her stories of love, belonging, heartache & failure’.  Her husky, but undoubtedly Australian vocals are woven with purposefully delicate guitar in a style teetering on the edges of folk, country and blues. Courtney is not afraid to bare her soul, to share stories of love, belonging, heartache and failure; songs you feel were written just for you (as per FB page)

Tickets can be purchased on Event Brite for $20 plus a fee or $25 at the door.

Date: Saturday 9 September
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Live Music Arvo-Prostate Cancer Fundraiser - Featuring: SourSob Bob + Snooks La Vie & Courtney Robb

Garrett Kato + Special guest

Garrett Kato is a Canadian Born musician and songwriter. He lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales with his Australian partner and daughter.

In 2015 Kato released his second LP, That Low and Lonesome Sound, to much critical acclaim. “A gentile gem rich with songwriting nous and emotion leaking from every pore.”  - Rolling Stone Magazine.Prior to the release of the LP Kato signed a three album publishing deal with Sony ATV.

Kato has toured extensively throughout Australia including a 33 date sold out support slots for Pete Murray, Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, upcoming tours with Andy Grammer (USA) and Frazey Ford (CAN) along with multiple sold out headline Australian tours.

At times, That Low and Lonesome Sound evokes subtle images of a younger darker Springsteen with the moments of lush beautiful instrumentation from the likes of Bon Iver and The War on Drugs. The LP was recorded over two years at Kato’s homer studio in Byron Bay with the help of engineer Anthony Lycenko . Kato had been living in Australia four years Once the record was finished, the dramatic life event was a detailed in centre piece of the LP.

“Sweet Jane” was recently featured in the Hollywood Motion Picture“Bad Moms” and racked up over 200,000 Spotify plays in three weeks.

Kato is about to embark on run of solo dates throughout November. Particularly intimate venues have been selected to create the most beautiful atmosphere possible with limited runs of tickets.

$25 ON THE DOOR


Date: Saturday 9 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Garrett Kato + Special guest

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS

 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 14 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS

Lazy Eye + Nikko & Snooks

Think B.B. King sharing a scotch with Booker T at the Crossroads After Midnight.
 
Behind The 8-Ball showcases two of Australia's most loved blues acts, Lazy Eye with special guests Nikko & Snooks. Join us in celebrating Blue Tongue lizards, Voodoo and trains in the shadow of Black Hill, wrapped up in one of Adelaide's best live music settings, this show will be recorded so don't miss out on being a part of history!
 
Tickets $20 pre-booked or $25 if available at the door.
 
Date: Friday 15 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Lazy Eye + Nikko & Snooks

Nigel Wearne (VIC) + Tim Moore

NIGEL WEARNE


Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel Wearne melds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Wearne’s latest album Drawing Circles is a solo record that's raw, compelling and reflective. With songs born of shadows and lucid reveries, the 14-song double album explores the dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with frayed poetic edges and "the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly" - Beat Magazine. "One of Australia's emerging songwriters" - Tone Deaf. "Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits" 4 Stars - Rolling Stone Australia. 

 TIM MOORE

Hailing from a small town in the Adelaide Hills, Tim’s is a voice of untempered honesty and rare insight, carried in the songs and stories of an old soul. His shows are like a good conversation with an old friend who makes you laugh and cry and question everything you know. “Very occasionally you come across a songwriter who stops you in your tracks and forces you to listen. This is the hidden treasure we’re all searching for as musicians and Tim Moore has it in spades” – Tim Hart  (Boy & Bear).

www.timmooremusic.com 

Date: Saturday 16 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Nigel Wearne (VIC) + Tim Moore

Zephyr Quartet

Zephyr Quartet are Australia’s leading genre-defying explorers of dynamic cross-artform music focussed collaborations, an award winning string quartet whose musicians also compose, arrange and improvise. This unique skill set together with Zephyr's open-minded approach allows them to skilfully traverse musical worlds and gives the quartet its own distinct voice.

As well being passionate champions of Australian artists since their inception in 1999, Zephyr works with renowned artists from across the world, sharing the stage with musicians such as luminary Jóhann Jóhannson, minimalist cult act Stars of the Lid and collaborating with indie artmusic polymaths such as JG Thirwell and Jherek Bischoff.

A firm believer in the power of the string quartet as a medium to communicate and explore complex relationships between society and art, Zephyr has achieved an enviable reputation for artistic excellence, innovation and audience development as well as for being ‘Arguably Australia’s most lateral thinking and inventive ensemble’ (Music Australia).                                
 
                                                                                                                                                            
Date: Sunday 17 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Zephyr Quartet

COMA: Er@ser Description and the Josh Baldwin 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 18 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Er@ser Description and the Josh Baldwin Quartet

GT Stringer

GT Stringer have been producing their own brand of spaced out, surf a-go-go instrumental music for close to fifteen years now. Their sound encapsulates all styles from the underground oceanic depths of Oceania to the far reaches of outer-space and back to the burning rubber of a drag-strip. The band delves deeper into any unexplored, electronic-music territory while retaining their ever-present sense of humour. 

With five independent original releases, together with numerous tracks used on independent films, GTS is considered an institution in Australia surf/avant-garde instrumental music.


These six men of undefined and boundless sound-scaping, have no known limits….the sound must go on to deeper reaches of “human” pleasurable enjoyment.

Entry: $10 - $15 with CD - $25 with 2 CD's


Date: Friday 22 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
GT Stringer

Johnny McIntyre returns to South Australia from the deep south of Australia + Pat Ramm

Johnny McIntyre is a prolific songwriter producing albums with some of Australias leading industry names, including multi-ARIA award-winning producer Paul McKercher and Sony Music executive Wayne Ringrow.

His music speaks to the Australian landscape. From the country-influenced Prison Tree, telling the tale of the Bunuba resistance in the southern Kimberly, Through the plaintive rock sounds of Cold Winds, heart-broken in Tasmania, towards the slow dark reggae from the title track of his latest album Gypsy Walking.

These disparate styles unified by poetic lyricism create a dirty country sound that characterizes Johnny McIntyre’s music.

With influences such as Neil Young, Wilco and Paul Kelly and performances along side Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan and Angus & Julia Stone, this South Australian come Tasmanian has returned back home inviting you to share the images, stories and music of the country, this country, our country.

Date: Saturday 23 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Johnny McIntyre returns to South Australia from the deep south of Australia + Pat Ramm

Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo (VIC): John Lee Hooker's World Today + Michael Plater (VIC)

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory. Recorded in a single, continuous day and night live session at the Berlin studio of Einsturzende Neubauten engineer Boris Wilsdorf, this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth. 

$15 + BF @OZTIX - $20 on the door


Date: Sunday 24 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo (VIC): John Lee Hooker's World Today + Michael Plater (VIC)

COMA: The Brenton Foster 6tet

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

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

 

Date: Monday 25 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: The Brenton Foster 6tet

SCALA: KATHY GIBBINGS + CROOKED ROAD + TELENN TRI

 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 28 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: KATHY GIBBINGS + CROOKED ROAD + TELENN TRI

Declan O'Rourke (IRELAND) + Elli Belle

This extraordinary spinner of song weaves his soulful melodies through half-remembered moments and dreams long-treasured.   Larrikin and poet, his songs are infused with wit, the yearning of history and the patience of mortality; the balm of tenderness and the breath of hope.  Live in concert, O'Rourke moves seamlessly from hilarious spontaneity to transporting beauty. 

O'Rourke returns to Australia (27 September - 5 October 2017) for a very special series of concerts in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide, plus Dashville Skyline festival.  

Born in Dublin, now living on the wild windswept west coast of Ireland, O'Rourke spent eight years of his youth in Australia. At 13, a priest in Kyabram (regional VIC) gave him his first guitar. His debut album, "Since Kyabram" was nominated for three Meteor Awards, including "Best Male Artist", "Best New Album", and "Best Folk/Trad Artist", and achieved double Platinum. In 2016 he released his fifth studio album "In Full Colour", recorded with a full 50-piece orchestra.  A prolific writer and story-teller, his latest song-cycle entitled "Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine" will be launched in Ireland in November of this year.  

Glen Hansard calls him "a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defenses and gets to the heart of the matter". His songs have been admired by James Taylor and John Sheahan (The Dubliners); by Eddi Reader, John Prine and and Paul Weller. BBC Radio notes, “There is something so simple but overwhelmingly powerful about the melodies and emotive storytelling." He has toured and worked with Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil), Eric Bogle and Leah Flanagan, and with Paul Kelly and Shane Howard as part of the acclaimed show "Exile: Songs & Tales of Irish Australia".  

Constantly on tour across UK, Europe and North America, he has performed at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Oxygen, Longitude, Celtic Connections, Merlefest (USA), The Oscar Wildes (pre-Oscars party in Los Angeles), Amnesty International's Electric Burma Concert, staged a seven night residency at New York City’s Donaghy Arts Theatre, and sung for three Irish presidents. 

O'Rourke returns to Australia for seven concerts only ~ 27 September - 5 October ~ before heading to festivals in New Zealand.  (His last solo concerts here were in 2014.)  
See him before he disappears again!                                                                                    
 
                                                                                                                                               
Date: Wednesday 4 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $40
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Declan O'Rourke (IRELAND) + Elli Belle

Kaurna Cronin & Band + Jacob Diamond (WA) + Loren Kate

Multi-award winning folkster Kaurna Cronin is heralded as one of Australia’s most entertaining young performers, an internationally acclaimed songwriter and an emotive and hilarious storyteller. Renowned for his relentless touring schedule and his ability to capture audiences for a thrilling musical and poetical journey.

Accompanied by his merry band of country, bluegrass and gypsy inspired folk rockers Tom Kneebone, Kiah Gossner and Kyrie Anderson, Cronin’s unique folk blend and multi award winning performances have been captured and are now to be released at The Wheatsheaf as a special ‘Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness’ Vinyl Release.

Joining Kaurna and the band is one of Western Australia’s newest and greatest exports Jacob Diamond plus the warm, wonderful and always incredibly enchanting Loren Kate with her beautiful blend of stories and songs.

$12 + BF @ OZtiX -  $20 on the door

Date: Thursday 5 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $12
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Kaurna Cronin & Band + Jacob Diamond (WA) + Loren Kate

Neil Murray & Damien Neil (VIC)

One of the country’s finest song men - Neil Murray- a founding member of the Warumpi Band and the man behind such classic songs as “My Island Home”, “Blackfella Whitefella”, and “Good light in Broome” will perform at the Wheatsheaf on Saturday October 7th accompanied by renowned guitarist Damien Neil.

With more than three decades performing and recording behind him Neil Murray was made the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the year. He has delivered a string of remarkable albums that have both garnered critical acclaim and contributed handsomely to the nations contemporary music heritage. His live shows are a captivating journey deep into Australian lands of rich stillness.

His most recent release is Hindsight” - a 2CD set of 32 selected tracks from his back catalogue.

Here is a link to one of his film clips - “Whispering Casuarina” http://youtu.be/etiA4IsaAD0

Neil Murray was an APRA song of the year recipient in 1995.

His songs have also been recorded by Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Missy Higgins, Christine Anu, Peter Denahy, Adam Brand, Amy Saunders, Powderfinger, Tiddas, Ursula Yovich and Peter Brandy.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Neil-Murray/86831692419

youtube.com/neilmurraymusic 

Date: Saturday 7 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Neil Murray & Damien Neil (VIC)

Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

 Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne.

Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY.

He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound, while "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" won 'Best Video' in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. He has also co-presented a radio show on Melbourne's Triple R community radio station for five years (from 2009) called Banana Lounge Broadcasting aka "BLB".

https://www.facebook.com/davegraneymusic 

$20 + BF @OZTIX - $25 on the door


Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

 Dave Graney is an Australian rock musician, singer-songwriter and author from Melbourne.

Since 1978, Graney is generally accompanied by drummer, Clare Moore. The pair have fronted numerous bands including The Moodists (1980 to 1987), The White Buffaloes (1989 to 1990), Coral Snakes (1987 to 1989, 1991 to 1997), The Dave Graney Show (1998 to 2003) , Dave Graney and Clare Moore featuring the Lurid Yellow Mist or Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist (2004 to 2011) and currently, dave graney and the mistLY.

He was awarded 'Best Male Vocalist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1996 for his work on The Soft 'n' Sexy Sound, while "Feelin' Kinda Sporty" won 'Best Video' in 1997 and he has received seven other ARIA Award nominations. He has also co-presented a radio show on Melbourne's Triple R community radio station for five years (from 2009) called Banana Lounge Broadcasting aka "BLB".

https://www.facebook.com/davegraneymusic 

$20 + BF @OZTIX - $25 on the door



Date: Sunday 12 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)