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

The Guitar Academy End Of Year Student Concert

The Guitar Academy is Adelaide's premier guitar school and is proud to showcase their amazing students at the End-of-Year Student Concert.

This night will feature the teachers and students of the school and give a window into the fantastic musical progress each student has made over the full year. All of The Guitar Academy teachers are professional musicians and include master teacher and owner Cal Williams Jr, Ukulele Death Squad's Benjamin Roberts, The Yearling's Chris Parkinson, Ollie 'King Bee' Kabbani, Toby Brandenburg, Barnabas Bosisto, Damian Rainer and Laura Carrion.

Some of these teachers will even perform on the night! So come along and hear the next generation of young Aussie performers as they build their confidence on the live stage.

Tickets $10 (Kids and Performers Free).


Date: Thursday 12 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Guitar Academy End Of Year Student Concert

Charm of Finches (VIC) Album Tour + Loren Kate

Award-winning Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches launch their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Your Company’.

A genre-defying album born of turbulence and grief, the sisters' songwriting explore themes of love and loss, a melancholia made sublimely beautiful by the duo’s compellingly ethereal vocal harmonies and spacious string arrangements.

Chamber folk at it’s most intimate, Charm of Finches are touring across the country to celebrate this stunning album.

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” The Music


Loren Kate 

An utterly captivating performer. Loren Kate’s angelic voice, evocative guitar playing and delicate storytelling are delivered with rare humour and grace that is both humbling and inspiring. 

"One of the most emotionally divine singer-songwriters in the universe, she can crack you open and expose your rawness then wrap you back up so you can leave safe and warm. She, Loren Kate, is a special one." Phaedra Watts, Nannup Music Festival

Date: Friday 13 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Charm of Finches (VIC) Album Tour + Loren Kate

Give Us A Song - A Gig for Friends In Need

When you get very sick, or need surgery, and you're an artist who works for yourself, life can get very tough. Our much-loved musician friends Dee and Kate are two such artists. Kate has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and Dee is currently waiting on crucial corrective eye surgery.
Let's get together on December 14th at the Wheaty to raise money to help two of our friends get back on their feet. Featuring Soursob Bob, Pete Wilson, Luker & Woolcock, Tristan Louth-Robins, Kitchen Witch (acoustic) and Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes. 
A great arvo of acoustic music for a great cause.

2-5PM 

Tickets $15/$12 Concession ON THE DOOR

Kids Free.



Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Give Us A Song - A Gig for Friends In Need

Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

Nick Pennington is a New York City-based guitarist and composer, hailing from Adelaide, South Australia. Starting his career as a professional musician in 2012, Nick soon became a fixture on the Adelaide jazz scene, performing regularly as a sideman at several venues with varying groups. During this time, Nick completed an Honours degree in Jazz Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, graduating with first class Honours in 2016 under the mentorship of renowned Australian jazz guitarist, James Muller. For his achievements in his studies, Nick was awarded several coveted awards, notably the ‘Tommy Norman Jazz Guitar Award’ in 2014 and the award for ‘Most Outstanding Graduate’ in 2015. Nick was the recipient of the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship in 2015, which helped to fund his debut album, As It Was, recorded in 2016. In 2017, Nick relocated to New York City to complete a Master's degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music (conferred in May 2019). A co-recipient of Helpmann Academy’s Fellowship Award in 2018, Nick engaged in a mentorship with Dutch guitarist and composer Reinier Baas and presented a collaborative compositional work for a large ensemble. As a performer Nick has shared the stage with several jazz luminaries such as Ted Piltzecker, James Muller, John Beasely, Billy Childs. He currently performs Jazz and improvised music in the NYC area, all the while composing original music for his own groups and projects.

 

Hailing from Adelaide, William Jack is a London cellist/guitarist/composer who explores multiple genres and styles of performing. As a crossover cellist, he has toured Malaysia and performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House and Australia Day Circular Quay. As a chamber musician, he has worked with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and was selected by the Sydney Conservatorium to attend ESTIVO in Italy. William studied abroad in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. As an orchestral player, he was a member of the Webern Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Vienna Kozerthaus, ORF RadioKulturhaus and the Musikverein Golden Hall. William performed twice as a jazz soloist and guest with orchestra at the International Cello Festival in Rutesheim. He studied in the class of Maria Sellner, Georg Pedersen and Janis Laurs plus received guidance from Giovanni Sollima, David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Stephan Braun, Wen-Sinn Yang and Natalie Clein. William performs on a German 'Schnabl' cello.

 

Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry (NSW)

Woman Enough is a show that celebrates the achievements of women in the Australian music industry, an intimate and up close soirée featuring some of the countries best songwriting talents.

Touring around Australia this year, the Adelaide show is bigger and better than anything Woman Enough has bought you yet, its going ELECTRIC! Featuring Melody Moko, Natalie Henry, and one of Australias biggest names in Americana music, Catherine Britt.

$20 on the door

Date: Sunday 15 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry  (NSW)

COMA - 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 16 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Coma Benefit Night!

This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Award winning pop rock duo, This Way North and their best mates, Tuck Shop Ladies, takeoff in search of a good vegan, gluten free chico roll. This tour will be like the Tour De France, but better because there's no bicycles, it's not just for men and there will be lots of bloody great music.

https://www.facebook.com/tuckshopladies/ 


Date: Friday 20 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Recipe For a Healthy Planet by: Musicians for Climate (M4C)

Since its inception in November this year, M4C has spread across boarders and continents. Musicians passionate about healing the climate through music-based action will bring you a delicious December degustation of Folk, Jazz, Indi, Classical and beyond.

Recipe for a healthy Planet is as all-ages event, featuring music from Adelaide's finest.

Gold coin donation entry.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/559287244805249/ 

Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Recipe For a Healthy Planet by: Musicians for Climate (M4C)

Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

As is expected, given it’s Xmas, Adam Page, given it’s Xmas, has pulled together a band of merry musicians, given it’s Xmas, to put on a Xmas show, given it’s Xmas, featuring Xmas carols, given it’s Xmas, as you’ve never heard them.

Given it’s Xmas, you’ll be filled with cheer and joy at the very Xmasness, given it’s Xmas, of the gratuitous use of sleigh bells, given it’s Xmas, and  Egg Noggy undertones, given it’s Xmas, of the selected ‘Holiday Repertoire’, given, after all, it’s Xmas. 

Featuring:

Adam Page - saxes
Paul White - organ
Django Rowe - guitar
Craig Lauritsen - drums and sleigh bells
 
Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

"The Yearlings were coming up to the top of their set in the gloaming chill and they sounded very different.

Rob Chalklen had let the steeltrap precision of the old Martin dreadnought go to return to the softer wood and honeyed sweetness of a big old Gibson, whilst in the US tour Parks found a vintage Gibson archtop with voodoo wiring that replaces the old honey fuzz of the Danelectro with pure golden syrup. Parks is wallowing! Shit it's sweeeet. They're so sweet. The Yearlings just changed gear. I wonder who their new songs will be? Can't wait.

And I must reiterate: I reckon Rob's as good as rhythm guitarists get anywhere on Earth. She plays like a geological epoch. Masterly. Not even going near that haunting voice. Which only haunts when we need haunting. Love youse." - Philip White
 
Date: Sunday 22 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

You know by now The Young and the Wrestlers like nothing more than banging out some phat tunes and mixing it up with no holds barred grappling action, but did you also know they LOVE Xmas.

Some say one gets more joy from giving than receiving, well they don’t so to make you joyous come along and shower them with gifts! You can keep your Myrrh but, that stuff stinks! Some fantastic Merch available for you last minute Xmas shoppers.


Date: Tuesday 24 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwacxSnc4tI 

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

BOXING DAY Special Event - Ray Smith + Kerryn Schofield + The Fiddle Chicks + Lucca Beclu Deeprose Presents: VESH


Vesh is a five piece ensemble, consisting of:

Ray Smith: an acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from Cumbria.


Kerryn Schofield: a multi instrumentalist and classically trained flute player, who has performed in a variety of classical, gypsy, world and folk-rock groups playing in Australia, UK and the USA.

 The Fiddle Chicks: an original duo, Dee Trewartha and Emma Luker, who perform using their fiddles, voices and stomp boxes to create their unique sound.

Lucca Beclu Deeprose: a gifted young Australian singer songwriter who has burst upon the scene in the last three years.

Her songs can be quirky, emotional, jazzy, fresh and beautifully crafted.

Playing a very special show on Boxing Day 4-7pm

Date: Thursday 26 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
BOXING DAY Special Event - Ray Smith + Kerryn Schofield + The Fiddle Chicks + Lucca Beclu Deeprose Presents: VESH

Diamond Skies + Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends

Diamond Skies are a six-piece folk pop band from Adelaide consisting of Lucas Sly, Lauren Koopowitz, Erin Moller, Caspar Hawksley, Lenny Regione and Miles Sly. 

With a sound influenced across myriad genres, from folk to R&B, Diamond Skies are underlined by a shared love of harmonies, and an energetic and lively rhythmic bed. Telling stories of longing and love, of growing through experiences, treasuring friendships and travelling through life’s journey, Diamond Skies’ songs are personal and yet relatable.

On December 27 Diamond Skies will take to The Wheatsheaf Hotel's stage, with support act Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends , to showcase their eclectic sound.

Date: Friday 27 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Diamond Skies + Isaac Thomas & His Best Friends

Katie Pomery + Ella Ion + Alexander Black

Soothe your post-Christmas/pre-New Year ails with a night of enthralling singer-songwriters at the Wheatsheaf hotel on Saturday December 28th. Featuring stripped back sets from dreamy pop darling Katie Pomery, haunting folk songstress Ella Ion, and salient storyteller Alexander Black, this night will ensure you’re well prepared for the fortunes that await you in 2020.

Katie Pomery is an Adelaide based singer/songwriter influenced by alt pop, rock and jazz. She entwines a soft indie sound with heartfelt lyrics depicting inner struggles of life, love and mental illness.

https://www.facebook.com/katiepomerymusic/  

Ella Ion - Creating honest art that touches its audience is a rare gift; a skill that generally takes decades to hone, but with her debut EP at age 19, Ella Ion has proven she’s early to the game. Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Ion has spent the majority of her life writing music and playing live in an array of local bands.

https://www.facebook.com/ellaionmusic/  

 

Alexander Black, twenty-four year old 2017 SCALA award winning folk/singer-songwriter. His debut EP ‘If Only For Words’ was released in 2018 and his EP ‘City of Churches’ was released in August 2019. He considers himself to be a musical expeditionary, on a journey of artistic enlightenment.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderBlackMusicOfficial/ 

Date: Saturday 28 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Katie Pomery + Ella Ion + Alexander Black

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 29 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

Dust off your sequins, iron your electric blue rayon shirts and get ready to ring in the new year with a live disco extravaganza the likes of which you've never seen.

Max Savage and the band & The She-Gees will bring home 2019 with music for dancing, big hair and long nails.

FREE ENTRY! 8pm - 1am



Date: Tuesday 31 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

New Year's Day lazy afternoon with: Jen Lush & Steve Lennox + Dr DeSoto Acoustic & Special Guests

Local singer songwriters Jen Lush and Steve Lennox come together as a charismatic duo swapping songs and bringing their influences together in evocative, darkly folk, alt country songs drenched in harmonies and storytelling. Lush and Lennox each have been following their own rich musical paths and have recently collaborated on a Lighthouse song cycle based on the lighthouse keeping history of Steve’s family. Jen is also working on a new album that takes the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs. Together, think Calexico meets Simon and Garfunkel.

Doctor DeSoto on the Down-Low. Fronted by Mikey Green (ex The Audreys), Doctor DeSoto specialises in treating ailments of the heart. it’s a no-fuss songwriting outfit with a flair for roots-pop, equally at ease on festival stages or in front bars. Start the year right, and see your ‘Doctor’ - in stripped back semi-acoustic mode.

4-7pm in the front bar


Date: Wednesday 1 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Year's Day lazy afternoon with: Jen Lush & Steve Lennox + Dr DeSoto Acoustic & Special Guests

The Fiddle Chicks + Gallowglass

The Fiddle Chicks are an original duo from Adelaide, South Australia, who perform using only fiddles, voices and stomp boxes to create their unique sound. Dee Trewartha (The Cow Patsys) and Emma Luker (Eric Bogle Band) combine their songwriting and tune writing efforts to take audiences on a journey through history, across the seas and into the quirks of everyday life, with quiet reflection and fierce energy.

They have performed throughout Australia at festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival and Fairbridge Festival. After six albums and nearly twenty years on the music scene they still have a passion for performing!

Gallowglass : a five piece folk band who came together in early 2017 and who are focused on high energy instrumental music and song.

They use fiddle, mandolin, tin whistles, bodhrán drum, guitar, bouzouki, fretless bass and voice. Their repertoire is predominantly Celtic intrumentals, but also incorporates English, Australian, Italian and original compositions. They strive to be innovative with our arrangements, while aiming for a traditional sound. 


Date: Friday 3 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fiddle Chicks + Gallowglass

COMA - Ellis Frawley (BER) + The Luke White Sextet

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.

 $15 entry - Members $8

 

Date: Monday 6 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Ellis Frawley (BER) + The Luke White Sextet

Soursob Bob + The Public Servants

Soursob Bob returns to the Wheaty to showcase some new songs, and some old favourites, and some middle aged songs. Getting together a new group to record some of the aforementioned new songs, with a brand spanking new second hand guitar (to replace the one stolen after a gig in Alice Springs) Soursob returns with intent, with meaning, with experience, and considering himself to be serving the public, for the last 20 years, for now, and this show in particular, and acknowledging he will do so in the future, with bountiful servings of folk, pop, and lyrical offerings.

 

Adelaide’s favourite original public servant novelty theme band The Public Servants’ Wheaty debut will include such classics as ‘Flexitime Sexytime’, ‘Every Day is a Cardigan Day in Canberra’, and ‘Paper Cut’ in soft and sexy mode – as well as new tracks prepared for this show including ‘Living the Dream on the old Pension Scheme’. The Public Servants will be joined for this show by special guests including Heavenly Harmonies with Ruby, Grace and Ruby, and an extra special appearance by Captain Jaques Mesjmemberg on lap steel guitar.

Date: Friday 10 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Soursob Bob + The Public Servants

Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena

Adelaide Reclink Championship Cricket was an idea founded by Sean Kemp, head coach of the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup for the past five years.After never missing a training, game or event it was time to hang the boots up and pick up a cricket ball!

Sean loves raising money for Reclink Australia and this new event will assist Reclink programmes to improve lives and well being to those doing it tough. 

Match : first ever SA Reclink cricket match 
 
Sealions v Seagulls 
 
Adelaide Lutheran North East Oval
 
Time : 12pm - 5pm 
 
Date: Saturday 11 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena

COMA - Richard Pavlidis - 'Without Within' Album launch (VIC/ADL) + Trio Kleine Ahnung (BER, MEL, NY)

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.

 $15 entry - Members $8

 

Date: Monday 20 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Richard Pavlidis - 'Without Within' Album launch (VIC/ADL) + Trio Kleine Ahnung (BER, MEL, NY)

SCALA - Martin Bellamy + Dangerman + Special Spotlight Acts

 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 23 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Martin Bellamy + Dangerman + Special Spotlight Acts

Doctor DeSoto + Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Doctor DeSoto

 South Australia’s Doctor DeSoto specialises in treating your ills. Fronted by Mikey Green (ex The Audreys), it’s a songwriting outfit with a knack for roots-pop, equally at ease on festival stages or in front bars. The Go-Betweens, Elvis Costello, Little Feat, Paul Weller – Doctor DeSoto’s songs pick up on this tradition of honed melodies and angular storytelling. From dusty roads to urban noir - "their 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

Launched in 2019, ‘The Street Below’ is Doctor DeSoto’s first full length album. Available now at live shows, and in digital form via the usual portals.

 

Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Jen Lush writes evocative, starkly modern folk songs spun from the heart. Her recent album ‘The Night’s Insomnia,’ a collection of Australian poetry crafted into songs has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. Currently recording her new album for release in 2020, Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of her life in the suburbs, mining simple joys and everyday frailties. 

Joined by folk-alt Country artist Tara Coates (nee Carragher) for an acoustic duo performance melding influences, stories and songs laced with harmonies and gin. 

 

Date: Sunday 26 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto + Jen Lush Duo (with Tara Coates)

Emily Barker (UK) + Elli Belle

Emily Barker is an award-winning singer-songwriter, best known as the writer and performer of the theme to the BBC's hugely successful crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Originally from Bridgetown, Western Australia, she has lived most of her adult life in the UK where she has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed “flawless” by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing the soundtrack for Jake Gavin’s lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen. In 2018 she was crowned UK Americana Artist of the Year. 

 As a performer, Barker is captivating and accomplished, with an adept understanding of audiences that finds her equally at home touring with punk troubadour Frank Turner as she is with American multi-Grammy-winning musician Mary Chapin Carpenter.

 Tix $20 on the door

Date: Friday 31 January
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Emily Barker (UK) + Elli Belle