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 - David Rogers + Gorgijas Son + Lily and the Drum

 Few 31 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

Date: Thursday 27 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - David Rogers + Gorgijas Son + Lily and the Drum

Ryan Oliver (VIC) EP Launch + Katie Pomery

Country past, city present. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Oliver combines travel, working class experience and Australian influence to create songs that have one foot inside and out of conventional genres. Melbourne Covered In Snow was penned after Ryan moved from inner city Melbourne to regional Victoria to become isolated and focus on creativity. Following the single release of indie-pop offering ‘Not Having You’ his debut EP ‘Melbourne Is Covered In Snow’ will be available world wide on June 1 2019 accompanied by an Australian tour. 

$20 on the door

Date: Friday 28 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $12
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Ryan Oliver (VIC) EP Launch + Katie Pomery

Blue Katz - 20 Years of the Red Album

Blue Katz have been rocking Australia for twenty years with their great blend of blues, swing and rock ‘n’ roll. 

STEVE GOWER is the hills blues master with a heart full of rock. His intense guitar, harmonica and singing will blow you away.

STU DAY provides the throbbing soul in the caverns of bass and sings like a man possessed.

BILLY REGIONE burns down the rhythm with his kit of drums. A swingin’ shufflin’ wise guy.

From the classics of the 1950s to their own exciting original material the Katz are sure to knock you out.

$10 on the door


Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Blue Katz - 20 Years of the Red Album

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Adelaide based musical legend Don Morrison has been playing for 40 years and done gigs From Perth to Penrith, Bridgetown to Byron Bay and from Sydney to San Antonio.  He’s released fifteen albums of his own original songs and even written a book about it!


Now he has teamed up with his two amazingly talented sons, Eddie and Jake Morrison. Jake on guitar and Eddie on double bass and, together with Andy Przygonski on drums to form Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst. This combination brings a unique blend of original, entertaining and insightful songs with superb musicianship and a tightness that only family bands can achieve.


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

COMA - Thomas Voss Big Band + Lament for the Reef

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 1 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Thomas Voss Big Band + Lament for the Reef

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES - Featuring: Alison Flett + Jelena Dinic + Juan Garrido-Salgado + Tash McCammon

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 3 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES - Featuring: Alison Flett + Jelena Dinic + Juan Garrido-Salgado + Tash McCammon

W.M.N + Aries Music + Nancy Bates

Adelaide based band W.M.N (pronounced 'woman') is made up of four members, Dayé Jung, Lucie Vano, Wallis Prophet and Ella Moeck.
 
With their distinct and unique sound, they've created their own genre through the collaboration of electronic beats, spoken word poetry and heart felt harmonies, you can expect to be moved by the heart breaking stories that W.M.N have to share.
 
W.M.N, which stands for ‘we model normality’, set out to do just that, not only making a difference with their music and lyrics but also by representing minorities in the community, as an all queer female and non-binary band. With the four members existing proudly within the LGBTQI+ community, they challenge and question sexuality and gender roles, they allow room for others to open up conversation and strive to give another perspective.

$15 on the door


Date: Thursday 4 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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W.M.N + Aries Music + Nancy Bates

Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

Adelaide originals FritzDolly return once again to shake the stage of the Wheatsheaf hotel .

With their capitivating live take on rock and roll tunes tempered and conceived in the Rock Cave of Torrens Rd .... of course this all could not be done without assistance from local troubadour SourSob Bob .. this will pack out so be early..  

Date: Friday 5 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

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

The Guitar Academy Mid-Year Concert

The Guitar Academy is South Australia’s premier guitar school based in Gilbert St, City that focuses on guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, slide guitar and songwriting tuition with a specialist team of professional guitar teachers who are all highly acclaimed and internationally touring performing artists.

The Mid-Year Concert is a showcase of The Guitar Academy students who have been trained in stage craft and performance techniques to deliver a high quality show of originals and established popular songs. Each student will perform with their teacher to help build up familiarity with live performance. Having the safety of the support teacher will guaran-tee that the students will experience a relaxed and enjoyable stage initiation.

Everyone is wel-come to come and listen to the next generation of SA musicians in the relaxed and cosy setting of Adelaide’s finest music venue, The Wheatsheaf. Guest teacher performances by Ben Roberts (Ukulele Death Squad/The Timbers) and multi-award winning blues musician Cal Williams Jr.

Date: Saturday 6 July
Time: 1.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Guitar Academy Mid-Year Concert

Kelly's Wayke

Kelly’s Wayke was actually born at an Irish wake for Mick Murphy, brother of band member Brian Murphy and family friend of the Kelly‘s, So when the Kellys‘ and the Murphys got together for Micks wake, all the old irish songs our parents had taught us when we were growing up were played to celebrate Micks life.
 
We were playing for 6 to 7 hours at the back room of the pub, when the publican came into the room, we thought he was going to kick us out for making too much noise, but he said “no, we turned off the jukeboxes hours ago, we’ve been listening to you guys all night”. A quick phone call from Damien to Brian and Paddy the next day and Kelly’s Wayke was born, and we celebrate life.
 
$15 ON THE DOOR
 
Date: Saturday 6 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Kelly's Wayke

WHEATY BREWING CORPS 5TH BIRTHDAY!

Here's to Beers brewed in our own Backyard!

To celebrate what has been an extraordinary five years in the life of our Brewery, we're turning over our Taps to the Wheaty Brewing Corps and Friends, including the launch of Deschutes/Lervig 'Da Big Lerv' & The Bruery 'Quandong Saison' & Small World Bakery 'Kvass' Collabs.

We’ll be Foodtrucking Smokin' Bones out front from 2pm, gunning our Schlook Raffle 3-8pm & letting David Blumberg & The Maraby Band loose in the Tin Shed from 4pm...

Kegs tapped from 3pm July 7th, on for as long as they last.

 

Wheaty Brewing Corps - Make Beer Not War!

Date: Sunday 7 July
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
WHEATY BREWING CORPS 5TH BIRTHDAY!

David Blumberg & The Maraby Band

The Maraby Band are an ensemble of underground rock and roll itinerants, headed up by veteran Adelaide multi-instrumentalist and songwriter David Blumberg.

In 2017 the band released a full length LP, "Gertrude" (currently in its second pressing), a uniquely South Australian song cycle recorded in the Flinders Ranges.

The band toured the record across WA, SA, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania in October and November of 2017 culminating in a performance on the lawns at MONA. February of this year saw the band taking "Gertrude" on an epic journey from FNQ down to Wollongong covering thousands of kilometres and gaining fans in the regional centres and cities visited.

The album sways between psychedelic folk and hard riffage, but the live performance forgoes all acoustic instruments for a 100% long-hard-tour-tight rock and roll juggernaut that has to be seen to be believed. No other Australian band today can lay claim to be bringing a fully conceived and realised rock opus to the stage!

Date: Sunday 7 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
David Blumberg & The Maraby Band

SCALA - Maisie B + Ziggy + Katie Pomery Band

 Few 31 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

Date: Thursday 11 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Maisie B + Ziggy + Katie Pomery Band

The Streamliners

With their new album "Kicking back the Blues" on the release, the band will be featuring songs from the album and also be promoting it's electronic release for the month of July.

As part of their touring dates for July, they'll kick off with a show in Whyalla, do the only show in Adelaide at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, before heading off to Victoria for the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues festival and other interstate events.

If you enjoy a mixed bag of soul, blues & roots music, they are a "must see' band who are renown for their incredibly fiery shows and live improvisation musical madness that go way beyond their studio albums.

$15 on the door - $25 with CD


Date: Friday 12 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $12
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The Streamliners

Isaac Thomas + JimmyBay + Elli Belle

Adelaide’s Isaac Thomas creates emotive, guitar driven soul songs.

Born into a musical family he began learning the guitar at age 6 with the guidance of idols Jimi Hendrix, John Frusciante and John Mayer. In 2015 he moved from Adelaide to Tennant Creek, a little town in the heart of the NT. It was here where he began backing local bands, doing session work for recording artists, running music workshops and coming to the realisation that music was just about the only thing he was good at.

After playing a slew of shows under his own name, he was given an opportunity to record at the Winanjjikari music center… Three years later his debut EP ‘The Art of Procrastination’ was released and he moved back to Adelaide in the hope to find more work and reach a larger audience.


Date: Saturday 13 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Isaac Thomas + JimmyBay + Elli Belle

BASTILLEMAINIA with Louise Blackwell and the French Set

Celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday 14 July with Bastillemania at the Wheatsheaf Hotel when Adelaide chanteuse Louise Blackwell and the French Set perform a wonderful selection of songs by artists of the great French chanson tradition. With a stellar band including Mark Ferguson on piano, Julian Ferraretto on violin, John Aué on double bass and Josh Baldwin on drums, come get your French on as they pay hommage to Fréhel, Lucienne Boyer, Edith Piaf, Jean Sablon, Léo Ferré, Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, Yves Montand, Barbara, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Constantin, Charles Aznavour and more! A formidable French variety show with great Parisian atmosphere that is sure to delight!
“…a chanteuse of inimitable style and full of joie de vivre…” BROADWAY WORLD

TIX - $20/15 

If you’re wondering the streets or home watching TV

Feeling bored, undecided, full of melancholy

Grab your coat, get your hat, turn that sadness to glee

Come and join our French party at the mighty Wheaty

You won’t hear a bar of Lennon or McCartney

But your hearts will be filled with a French melody

We will step back in history, remembering things past

All things French should I say, as it is Bastille Day

When the French all rose up, kicked the crown, let him down

Wasn’t fun for King Louis, but we’ll have a blast!

Date: Sunday 14 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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BASTILLEMAINIA with Louise Blackwell and the French Set

COMA - Ben Fuller Sextet + The Frisell Experiment

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 15 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Ben Fuller Sextet + The Frisell Experiment

Joe Man Murphy "Old pine tree" Single launch + Ben Timbers

Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk/Roots artist that now calls Australia home.

A true singer/songwriter and storyteller, Joe Man draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in his must-see stage shows. He has recently released his third album ‘Happy Days’ with a national tour in 2018.

A multi-instrumentalist, Joe Man has captured the hearts of audiences through his warmth, honesty and stories from a life well lived. He has performed at National Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Tablelands Festival and Majors Creek Festival to name a few.

Date: Thursday 18 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Joe Man Murphy "Old pine tree" Single launch + Ben Timbers

Magpie Diaries (NSW) + Jason Walker (NSW) + Kelly Menhennett

Dashville (NSW) natives Magpie Diaries will take their eloquently soothing soul country to Adelaide this July. The show is part of a national tour for their highly acclaimed debut album Sanctuary and the latest single Honey. 


For this special show they will be fresh from a leisurely roll down the Stuart Highway, playing shows in Darwin and Alice Springs. For this show they’ll be joined by special guest, songwriter, author and pedal steel statesman Jason Walker. 

The band title and songs within Sanctuary centre on the mind of singer-songwriter and Dashville founder Matt “Magpie” Johnston. Sanctuary is a journey through the past and into the future, where one can still roam with wild exuberance. Where the desire to perform is matched with the desire to escape and unravel inside the music. Sanctuary is Magpie’s happy place.

'There’s a warm and communal feel right across the album, its woolly and homespun vibe come off like The Band but they colour the music with some beautiful saxophone playing that combines perfectly with cosmic Americana pedal steel sounds and plenty of country twang and strum in the guitars.' (Post To Wire)

 

$15 on the door

 

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Magpie Diaries (NSW) + Jason Walker (NSW) + Kelly Menhennett

The Wheaty Guitar Expo - Special performance by: Cal Williams Jr & Friends

The Wheaty is the perfect venue to celebrate the diverse range of high quality hand-made guitars, ukuleles, music books and musical accesssories that are created here in South Australia. 

From the rustic and raw resonator guitars and ukuleles of Don Morrison’s ‘Donmo’ guitar brand and Native Valley’s reclaimed timber cigarbox guitars to the more traditional acoustic guitars and ukuleles of Snowden guitars, The Wheaty Guitar Expo will bring together alternative guitar makers like AliKat aluminium electric guitars and the new bottleneck slide company Moosejaw Slides that are made from recycled whiskey and gin bottles.

In addition to these outstanding luthiers, The Wheaty Guitar Expo will also be the launch party for The Guitar Toolbox series of ten books that are written by award-winning and internationally published (Mel Bay USA) local muso Cal Williams Jr. The Expo will also include The Guitar Amnesty project where donated guitars are collected to help disadvantaged people through community music programs.

Per-forming on the day is multi-award winning blues musician Cal Williams Jr.

Donated guitars are gladly accepted for The Guitar Amnesty and guaran-tee free entry into this event.

Date: Saturday 20 July
Time: 1.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Wheaty Guitar Expo - Special performance by: Cal Williams Jr & Friends

ADRD - After party - featuring: DJ Shep

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

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

 PRIVATE SHOW

Date: Saturday 20 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - After party - featuring: DJ Shep

The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

Will Kallinderis and Matt Colyer of The Young Sequoias celebrate the music of the Mississippi Delta featuring songs by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside and other greats. 

The Mississippi Delta blues sound is characterised by an emphasis on vamps and droning single chord rhythms usually accompanied with harmonica and drums. The Young Sequoias will get you moving to these infectious rhythms along with their raw and gritty original boogie woogie, finger picking and bottleneck slide that’s bound to bring the Tin Shed down at the Wheaty!!

Tickets - $20/18 + BF @trybooking (+ early bird tix up until the 14th of June - $3 off)

$22/20 on the door

 


Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar 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 22 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar Quartet

SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

 Few 31 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

Date: Thursday 25 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

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 sixalbums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ 

MONA LIA

Mona Lia, a vocal ukulele duo. 

These two are the kind of musicians who enjoy a broad range of music genres. They love messing Around with their harmonies and trying out different sounds; thrashing it out in the funky fun genres of jazz, pop, R&B and folk. Monique and Lia enjoy exploring new songs and singing them to engage the audience.


Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence

Dust off your gowns and straighten out your ties - It's time again for The Wheaty's annual Midwinter Ball!

"Yacht Rock" is the theme, 8pm is the time, $25 is the deal. The night includes: a photobooth for frivolous fun, and hours of musical entertainment from DJ Captain Florence and Lucifer's Lounge!!

Tickets are limited and available NOW from OZTIX ($25 + BF) or from the front bar!

$30 on the door


We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence

A History of Early Blues Part 1 & 2

A History of Early Blues is the highly acclaimed sell-out Fringe show featuring multi-award winning blues guitarist and ‘one of the darlings of the Australian blues scene’ Cal Williams Jr, double-bass maestro Kory Horwood and blues percussionist Dom Smith.

This show will lead the audience through the early days of the Mississippi Delta blues travelling through the music of Son House, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Leadbelly, Charley Patton and more. In Part 1 of the show the trio will cover the pre-1930s Great Depression blues artists and Part 2 will explore post-Depression blues performed on a variety of old-time and modern instruments from cigarbox guitar, tea chest bass, ukulele, resonator and electric guitar.

Catch this show before it’s sell-out 2020 Fringe season!

“The effortless musicanship of this trio was in evidence from the get-go. Here are three World class musicians, all with strong stage presence, delivering a tight but free-flowing night of the most seminal music of our time. This is music at it’s best in one of the cosiest and most atmospheric venues in Adelaide. These guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem.*****” - Glam Adelaide

Date: Sunday 28 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
A History of Early Blues Part 1 & 2

ADRD - GRAND FINAL - After party - featuring: Bad Jelly DJ's

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

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

 

Date: Saturday 3 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - GRAND FINAL - After party - featuring: Bad Jelly DJ's

Doctor DeSoto album launch + The Massey Ferguson Duo

Doctor DeSoto proudly unveils their new album ‘The Street Below’ – capturing the band’s much loved roots-pop and edge-of-town sound.

August 4 also marks six years to-the-day that Doctor DeSoto’s debut EP ‘Chills No More’ was launched at The Wheatsheaf! That’s double the reason to celebrate at this free entry show.

 A mainstay of the original music circuit since 2012, Doctor DeSoto unites song-writers Mikey Green (ARIA Award winners The Audreys), David Pagano (Gone To Earth), Mark Lockwood (The Milk), and Mel Horsman (Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts, Highway 31).

"The music explores a range of contemporary styles, yet there is this pervading sense of nostalgia … this is a band that has the ability to encompass all the good things about the sounds of another era in rock and roll …. with instant likeability" - Wirra Creek Music

  The Massey Ferguson Duo features singer song-writer Rich Coldwell (Linus, Sun Theory) and Anthony Scott (Fruit, Sun Theory). Rich’s songs have been described as “worldly, wise narratives drawing you into these lives”, capturing an Americana/folk cosmos better than many born into it. Massey Ferguson recently released their self-titled album.

Date: Sunday 4 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto album launch + The Massey Ferguson Duo

ARBA Presents - Winter Blues with Pete Cornelius Band + Steve Gower

One off Adelaide show!

Pete Cornelius has been a working musician since the age of 13. He continues to expand his repertoire and impress his audience with his toneful guitar and soulful vocals. Pete’s style is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones. His authentic sound and original song writing is unique to Pete and does not disappoint. He is quite simply one of Australia's finest guitarists.

Pete and his band are a world class act!

http://www.petecornelius.com 

$30 ON THE DOOR IF AVAILABLE 

Date: Friday 16 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA Presents - Winter Blues with Pete Cornelius Band + Steve Gower

Nathan Cavaleri (NSW) + Dusty Lee

Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he'd toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

In 2010, Nathan's battle with insomnia and anxiety was witnesses by thousands when he blacked out on a festival stage. Struggling to regain his confidence and drive he stepped away from his art with the expectation of never returning. Whilst the performing came to a halt, his song writing developed a far deeper level of expression with a diverse range of influences. This love of music offered him a similar type of therapy it had when he battled leukaemia as a child. Motivated by his passion to play and write, he stared down the fear of live performance and determined that it was time to make a record.

His upcoming EP 'Demons' stretches beyond the traditional rock, blues and roots that Cavaleri is known for. The release of the first single 'Demons' marked his 6 year rise above mental health challenges and return to the stage. 'Rising Sun' is a track in which he pays tribute to the man that landed him his first record deal and tour at age 10, Jimmy Barnes, and is an emotive step from the profoundly beautiful title track.

This will be Nathan’s first solo release since he was signed to Michael Jackson’s label in 1994 and features songs that are a culmination of the diverse life Nathan has lived. B.B.King calling Nathan “the future of blues” is definitely an appropriate quote for how he has expanded beyond his roots.

“This time around, I wanted to express more than blues would allow. Each track throughout the writing and production process conformed to no specific genre and called upon an array of my favourite artists from J.J.Cale and B.B. King to Bowie, Lana Del Ray, and Mos Def.”

Cavaleri returns after playing sell out gigs up and down the East Coast in 2018, seeing him connect intimately with new and lifetime fans through both story and song. From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John. However, it's how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.

$25 on the door


Date: Saturday 17 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Nathan Cavaleri (NSW) + Dusty Lee

Hugo Race (VIC) - FATALISTS - “TAKEN BY THE DREAM” ALBUM LAUNCH

Hugo Race, ex- Bad Seed and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his  “Fatalists” project.

 Never one to sit still, Race, follows his recent excursions into world electronica (Dirtmusic’s ‘Bu Bir Ruya’ and ‘Gemini 4’), 21st century blues (‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’) with  a selection of modern folk songs on his latest album, “Taken by a Dream”.

 The album is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace. Recorded in Sicily, Taken by The Dream is an album with a dark, nocturnal mood, characterised by pieces where the melodies, always tinged with a certain melancholic fatalism, float in textural and musical scores, crossing hypnotic rhythms with guitars of all kinds, sounds in reverse, organ, piano, keyboards and violins. 

 “(This is) a profound and intimate journey, accompanied by an experienced guide who investigates every dark corner of the human soul, an author who should not be missing in any respectable discography.” (Paolo Dordi, Rockerilla, Italy) 

 “Race puts into play his deep timbre, Sacri Cuori throw down their sure card of desert folk from another era and from the sowing of these arid lands are born ballads suspended in time.” (Luca Minutolo, Rumore, Italy) 

 “’24 Hours from Nowhere’ is darker than the darkest Walkabouts song, it’s a scorched earth vision... The songs sound magnificent, the instruments like blocks of grey tones, beautifully picked out, with plenty of room between them... Overall this is a dark Gothic piece that skillfully calls on Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone to create a suite of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic.” (David Cowling, Americana UK) 

 “In Australia, Hugo Race is present not only with his music which speaks for itself, but also with a book he has recently published, "Road Series", an autobiographical Road Novel. In it, he processes his travel experiences of the past 30 years - a mixture of Bruce Chatwin and Jack Kerouac. But despite the unexpected literary success, Hugo Race continues to make music. He needs songwriting as the air we breathe, he says.” (Carsten Beyer, Deutschlandradio Kultur)

 ‘Hugo Race’s ‘ Fatalists’. An atmosphere combining a David Lynch film with a Cormac McCarthy novel...’ (- Lost Highways, Italy) 

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Date: Sunday 18 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Hugo Race (VIC) - FATALISTS - “TAKEN BY THE DREAM” ALBUM LAUNCH