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

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 + Ben Searcy

 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 + Ben Searcy

Living Earth Sound Sessions (VIC) + Little Grandeur Album Launch + Fistful of Trojans

"Living Earth Sound Sessions are BACK! After a soul searching hiatus with new inspirations from around the world, 

tasty fresh sounds and a recent East Coast tour under their beltsL.E.S.S.'s fired up groovy hip hop beats and ska party vibes are GOING to get you moving!"


Date: Friday 29 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Living Earth Sound Sessions (VIC) + Little Grandeur Album Launch + Fistful of Trojans

Fleur Green and The Keepers - "Nadia" single and film clip launch + Aaron Thomas

Fleur Green is a classically trained pianist, violinist, percussionist and singer/songwriter. A former student of the Godmother of Marimba, Keiko Abe in Tokyo, she has a deep love of story telling that was passed on by her teachers and upbringing. She has her own band, Fleur Green and The Keepers, (Gerard Spalding and Felicity Freeman) who have just recorded their first album “When the Tide Rushes In”. Fleur’s training as a classical percussionist is evident in her unique arrangements and live performance in which she self accompanies her songs with 4-mallet vibraphone technique, as well as piano accompaniments and colourful percussive additions. She is passionate about writing, recording and performing original songs, the multi instrumental life, and writing candid songs that address issues such as mental health, love and loss.  Fleur is also a casual percussionist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, a member of The Adam Page Ensemble and a session musician. She lives in Adelaide, a city that she loves.

Fleur Green and The Keepers are a local Adelaide band who perform original songs by singer/songwriter Fleur Green who accompanies her voice with 4-mallet vibraphone, piano and violin. The inimitable Gerard Spalding (drums and voice) and powerfully energetic Flik Freeman (bass and voice) assist with arranging. Together, the band draws on The Dresden Dolls, Regina Spektor and The Beatles in an alternative cabaret/pop/rock idiom.

 

Date: Saturday 30 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fleur Green and The Keepers - "Nadia" single and film clip launch + Aaron Thomas

Lachlan Ridge (VIC) and Django Rowe Dual Album Launch

Two new, young South Australian jazz composers, Lachlan Ridge and Django Rowe will be hitting the road together for a concurrent album launch tour in October.

Django Rowe is one of a new vanguard of Adelaide Jazz musicians reinventing and remaking the local scene. A guitarist and composer of exceptional talent and skill, Django's music has an element of danger and unadorned darkness to it which keeps you coming back to it again, and again and again and again.

Lachlan Ridge is a mercurial composer and arranger who has played across a myriad of different genres and styles with acts such as the Shaolin Afronauts, The Ross McHenry Future Ensemble, Carla Lippis and the Transatlantics. His record, Polychrest, is a groovy, often joyful mix of garage punk, jazz and classic soul.

$15 on the door


Date: Sunday 1 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Lachlan Ridge (VIC) and Django Rowe Dual Album Launch

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

Stuart Day and The OC's

Stuart Day and the OCs is a new band of old friends. With a fabulous all-original repertoire the OCs play music for the heart, the soul and the mind. Stuart has been writing songs for years – you may remember FAB, Those Kodiaks and the Beggars, or some of the dozens of theatre shows he has scored – and the OCs continue the tradition with new and old songs of life, love and the weather. Mitz Bryant, Kim Webster and Billy Regione are choice musicians full of good humour and fine playing. Great tunes, rockin’ rhythms and thoughtful lyrics make Stuart Day and the OCs a great night out. As a wise punter once said: “Sounds like Paul Kelly singing with the Dingoes produced by Daniel Lanois”. 

Date: Friday 6 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Stuart Day and The OC's

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)

Ukulele Russ (ALASKA/USA) Australian Tour + Savoir plunk

Ukulele Russ

Direct from Subarctic Alaska - Ukulele Russ is a wild man - the dirty underbelly of the ukulele scene. Unable to comprehend how the ukulele could be seen as anything other than stringed testosterone, Russ set out to expand people’s minds.

Believe it or not ukes can rock. Russ is playing it fast and loose in a guitarist’s jungle with his show that contains secret historical tales from 49th state, and a true account of Russ’s life in the north, telling the stories of a musician’s survival in the subarctic all set to Alaskan ukulele music.

 

Savoir Plunk

Meet Adelaide’s Savoir Plunk, the surprise hit quintet at the 2016 Cairns Ukulele Festival! They also played sell out shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2017. Gigs are packed with the sounds of swing, jazz , blues, and BritPop. Savoir Plunk features vocal harmonies, Standup Drumkit, the ukulele range (incl. bass, banjolele, 8 string, resonator).

Multi-instrumentalists teasing a diverse range of percussion (melodica, xylophone, vibraslap etc). Savoir Plunk is a band (not a uke group) covering genres from the 40s and beyond. This is Ukulele for grown ups! An act not to be missed!

Tickets - $18 - Conc. $16

on the door

$20/$18

Date: Sunday 8 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
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Ukulele Russ (ALASKA/USA) Australian Tour + Savoir plunk

COMA: LUKE THOMPSON CD LAUNCH + CHELSEA SMART

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 9 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: LUKE THOMPSON CD LAUNCH + CHELSEA SMART

SCALA: Hans Van Amstel, Dana O'Shea & Friends, Melinda & The Blue Sun

 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 12 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Hans Van Amstel, Dana O'Shea & Friends, Melinda & The Blue Sun

Porchlight Parade with special guests, Emma Woolcock and Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

Porchlight Parade are folk trio Kate Henderson, Tom Kalleske and Pearl Tassell. Born into their 3-piece form in 2016, the Adelaide-based act joined forces to bring to life ’Sidesleeper’, released in January 2017.

From funk-metal to pirate-rock to acoustic alt-folk, the three are no strangers to the local music scene, having played in most of the city’s major haunts over the years.

In her late teens, Henderson gained national recognition with a Triple J Unearthed win and, a decade later, reappeared as a featured artist. She jokes that perhaps the national competition should include an ‘unearthed-reburied-unearthed-reburied-unearthed’ category. Kalleske has also re-materialised with acoustic guitar and banjo in hand following a 15 year stint with funk-metal act, Athletic Teenage Joggers and a mild Nick Drake obsession that remains unmedicated.

The two have no idea how they managed to wrangle the talents of contortion-loving, multi-instrumentalist, Tassel, who traded her electric bass for a giant double and an accordion affectionately named Dion in the name of all things folk.

With an array of notable featured artists joining the 'parade' at various times, Porchlight Parade deliver a fascinating blend of old world charm and contemporary folk.                                        

Date: Friday 13 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Porchlight Parade with special guests, Emma Woolcock and Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

Jessica Wishart EP Launch + John Baker, Nancy Bates & Vonda Last

Jessica Wishart is a young Bidjara woman who writes and performs songs inspired by her love of music, family and culture. She is a storyteller whose songs take elements of country, folk and soul music and weave them into deeply personal tales which capture and express her unique experience. 

In 2017 she recorded her debut EP, working with acclaimed songwriter and performer John Baker and featuring additional vocals by Nancy Bates. The EP was recorded with The Yearlings’ Chris Parkinson. Also in 2017, she has performed at Tandanya’s Survival Day concert and at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and is one of two artists in Nexus Arts’ Creative Pathways development program for ATSI contemporary musicians.

Jessica’s music speaks from deeply held personal beliefs, drawing upon her experiences as an Aboriginal woman, daughter and mother to explore her culture and its place in community. Just as education provides the tools to articulate frustrations and anger, so does Jessica’s music allow for the sharing and discussion of personal issues which resonate in a much wider sphere.

Jessica's EP will be available at the performance (this will be its official release and the first chance to get a hard copy).

$15/10 on the door  

 

 

Date: Saturday 14 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Jessica Wishart EP Launch + John Baker, Nancy Bates & Vonda Last

Rosie Burgess Trio (VIC) + Little Wise

Sometimes it’s hard to fit people into boxes, and the Rosie Burgess Trio are no exception. Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, the trio cross more genres than state borders, giving off "more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker" [Drum Media, Sydney], whilst still maintaining their unmistakable flavour.

And cross borders they do. Living primarily in airports and touring vans, the trio have crisscrossed the world, leaving behind them a trail of lost sunglasses, broken flip-flops and adoring audiences. Hailing from Melbourne, the trio bring their unique brand of folkroots to centre stage in a collection of catchy harmonies and off-beat humour. Often times they are mistaken for brother and sisters, and whilst they're regrettably not (let’s face it, who doesn’t love a family band!), there is no mistaking the joy they share on stage both together and with the audience.

The Rosie Burgess Trio have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some of the world’s finest artists, firmly securing a place for themselves as festival favourites, both in Australia and North America, at festivals such as California World Fest, Calgary Folk Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and more. Sharing their passion for the road and adventure, alongside their love of music, this band has already won themselves a veritable army of loyal fans across the globe.

With the 2017 release of EP Handful, Part Two, and accompanying video clip for the single, Run Through The Fire, gathering huge support, the trio is enjoying some time out of the studio and back in the van as they hit the road once again!

 

Date: Sunday 15 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Rosie Burgess Trio (VIC) + Little Wise

COMA: GABRIELLA SMART + THE CORTEX SHIFT

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 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: GABRIELLA SMART + THE CORTEX SHIFT

Other Worlds: Pedro Mairal & Friends - An evening of literary readings

 

An evening of literary readings featuring acclaimed Argentinian author Pedro Mairal, with special guests Jennifer Liston, Liz Allan & Jaydeep Sarangi.

Pedro Mairal is an Argentinian novelist, travel writer, poet, screenwriter and television presenter whose work has been translated and published across five continents. He has authored a collection of short fiction, three volumes of poetry, a collection of newspaper columns and five novels, including El gran surubi, which is composed entirely of sonnets, and The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra, which was named a 2013 book of the year by The New Republic, along with work by Julian Barnes and George Saunders. In 2007, Bogata39 named him one of the finest Latin American writers of his generation. He is a writer whose work, in the words of American art editor Jed Perl, “moves from the ordinary to the opulent and back again without skipping a beat.”

Mairal’s position as writer in residence and visiting research fellow is sponsored by the ARC Discovery Project “Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature”, a partnership between Western Sydney University and the University of Adelaide.

Free event. All welcome. 

Date: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
Other Worlds: Pedro Mairal & Friends - An evening of literary readings

Aine Tyrell + Koral Chandler

Irish Australian artist ´Aine Tyrrell has taken yet another powerful and creative leap with her latest release – new EP ' Fledging Fall.

Fledging Fall is out now through Brisbane label SugarRush Music and still captures elements of her traditional folk roots. But this striking group of songs captures a new confidence as she finds a new creative voice and a whole new palette of sounds. It is also a record where ´Áine has taken collaboration to new levels – this time working with re-knowned Irish songwriter Glen Hansard whom she met on his 2016 Australian tour.

  “My musical family flew in from all corners of the world to see what they could add to our three days of work. The songs flew back and forth from Australia to Ireland to America and each time I was in awe of the hands that came into help this little EP hatch into the best damn thing it could be. The only thing that interrupted our recordings were the birds. Chickens, magpies, and all the other birds of the forest came and checked in every now and then to see what we were up to. We decided on a name of ‘Fledging Fall’ for the body of work as this piece of work represents the idea of what comes next after the hatching of my first album.” She says.

 The release of Fledging Fall comes as Áine not only works on her sophomore album, but has just completed her first European Tour in over 6 years – which saw her receive rave reviews and added to stations such as RTE and get into the top ten of world music itunes charts in Ireland and Australia simultaneously.

 Australian audiences will get the chance to experience Fledgling Fall live with a major national tour throughout September/October and November 2017 including major festivals and supporting some of her fellow Irish songwriters Wallis Bird and Declan O’Rouke.

Date: Thursday 19 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Aine Tyrell + Koral Chandler

Jed Rowe (VIC) + Paddy McHugh (QLD)

Two of Australia’s finest songwriters join forces for one night only at The Wheatsheaf as they both launch new albums. Melbourne’s Jed Rowe and Brisbane’s Paddy McHugh are both sharp-eyed watchers of Australian life, and both spin their observations into songs that ring true and pack an emotional punch. 

Jed Rowe’s ‘A Foreign Country’ is his 4th album, written in a rented apartment above the street in Northern Germany while Rowe was on tour in 2016, and recorded in Melbourne with ARIA Award Winner Jeff Lang. The album showcases Rowe’s emotive vocals and sublime slide guitar playing. Rolling Stone called it “Heartland alt-country shot through with nostalgia.” 

www.jedrowe.com

Paddy McHugh’s 2nd album ‘City Bound Trains’ is intelligent country, poignant and vivid. McHugh comes from the Paul Kelly school of song writing in that simplicity is key and everyday life makes the best stories. Produced by Brendan Gallagher (Karma County), the album is powerfully raw and real, and showcases this growing songwriter’s talent to a tee. “This is music that’s raw, dusty and authentic.” Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail.

Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
 Jed Rowe (VIC) + Paddy McHugh (QLD)

Tristen Bird Album Launch (VIC) + Sarah Straschko + Courtney Robb

It has been a big few years since Tristen Bird's last release and it is with much excitement that we announce the 2nd album 'Yonder Comes The Sun'.

Officially released on Friday the  20th of October, the album was recorded in Melbourne Australia and in Muscle Shoals Alabama with mixing in both Melbourne & in Memphis Tennessee at the famed Phillips Recording Service with Grammy award winning producer Matt Ross Spang (Jason Isbell/Margot Price/Chris Stapleton).

With songs born out on the road throughout touring and in the studio, 'Yonder Comes The Sun' is now available for pre-order now through iTunes music with the first single 'Anywhere You Wanna Go' also available now at Spotify and iTunes.

Tristen will be hitting the road this October with a national tour including special guests Sarah Straschko, Courtney Robb and Van Walker.

Date: Saturday 21 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tristen Bird Album Launch (VIC) + Sarah Straschko + Courtney Robb

The Bakers Suite Band

"Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Baker is among the Australian music scene’s best-kept secrets. A poet’s eye for lyrics and an educated ear for melody and rhythm, his elegant and understated roots-inflected albums rank alongside those of acclaimed national treasures such as Paul Kelly and Shane Howard".
The Australian 4.5 Stars****


Beautifully crafted art-folk songs delivered with a twist of Parisian jazz.

The Baker Suite are John Baker (guitar/vocals) and Gayle Buckby (accordion, vocals), Julian Ferraretto (violin, mandolin, saw), Lyndon Gray (double bass), and Enrico Mick Morena (drums).  


Date: Sunday 22 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Bakers Suite Band

COMA: KRISTEN BERARDI & JAMES SHERLOCK ALBUM LAUNCH

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 23 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: KRISTEN BERARDI & JAMES SHERLOCK ALBUM LAUNCH

SCALA: Henk Groot, Kylie Brice, Los Mescalitos

 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 26 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Henk Groot, Kylie Brice, Los Mescalitos

The Satellites

One of Australia’s finest exponents of rockabilly and roots music, The Satellites are an enthusiastic bunch of songwriters and musicians dedicated to real rock music.

Listening to the Satellites perform and it’s no wonder why they have sustained such longevity throughout their career.

Belinda’s distinctive vocal style and solid rhythm guitar is one of the driving forces of this act. Weather belting out a wild 50’s flavoured rockabilly tune or delivering a sultry & sweet ballad, you’ll be amazed at how authentic and captivating it is to be part of the show.

Steve M’s solid pounding bass and energetic performance coupled with his gravely vocal tones makes for the perfect complement to a solid line up of performers.

Lee keeps the whole thing together with his tight and snappy rhythms on the drums. He’s performed with many great acts and can belt out the coolest of rhythms that would make the likes of Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich proud!

Steve G is the tone that shapes their sound. From screaming guitar solos (ala Brian Setzer style), to his unbelievable cool and mellow sound that you would swear were coming straight out of a 1959 Sho-Bud pedal steel. Steve’s talents are unmistakable and a joy to hear.

Together you have the best line up of The Satellites since their inception way back in 1994.    

Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites

Matt Katsis (VIC) - As the River Runs Tour w/ Billy The Tree & The Ranger (SA)

Matt Katsis

Blending Blues, Roots and Folk music, Matt Katsis’ raw vocals and command of the acoustic guitar have endeared him to audiences here and overseas. Over the past three years he has played more than 100 in-venue shows as well as numerous street performances and festivals, including Queensland’s Blues on Broadbeach, Victoria’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

 In 2014 -2015 Matt travelled to the US for a string of shows in Oregon and embarking on a search for creative inspiration through Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. Following the release of his blues-inspired EP ‘The Burke & Wills Sessions’ in 2016, coupled with a host of live shows and festival performances, Katsis shows no sign of relaxing the pace in 2017 with a fresh new EP release titled ‘As the River Runs’ alongside tour dates across the country.

 www.mattkatsis.com

 

Billy The Tree & The Ranger

Local indie singer songwriter Billy The Tree released his debut album ‘Last of the Singing Peace Chiefs’ in 2016. The album features warm acoustic melodies, strewn with catchy, bluesy upbeat guitar riffs and powerful harmonica soloing.

This year he has joined creative forces with drummer Brent Lores aka The Ranger. The result is a rockier bluesy Tree with electrified guitar licks and riffs, and The Ranger’s thundering drum solos and rhythms. Presenting new songs and drumified spontaneous jams! 

Date: Sunday 29 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Matt Katsis (VIC) - As the River Runs Tour w/ Billy The Tree & The Ranger (SA)

Pony Face plus Special Guest: Lucie Thorne (VIC)

PONY FACE have well and truly established themselves as one of the most revered & beloved bands in the Melbourne music scene. Straddling the divide between blissful and brooding, these innovative cult rockers take listeners on a kaleidoscopic aural journey, dazzling with an energy and force that captivates intimate rooms and festival stages alike. 

"Pony Face are pure class. Unhurried sonic explorers looking for light even in the dark, quiet corners of song. Despite their impressive back catalogue, one has the sense their best work is still to come…" Karen Leng - Double J
 
"The first time I ever heard Pony Face I was hypnotized and agitated all at once. I couldn't move until I inhaled every last, achingly beautiful sound, but I also had that impatient need to find out who the f*** they were and where they were from" Fee B Squared RRR

 "Thorne writes some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" **** The Age

 

Date: Sunday 5 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Pony Face plus Special Guest: Lucie Thorne (VIC)

Mackenzie + Dean Forever

It has been a heady few years for Adelaide indie pop band Mackenzie, after beginning as the lightbulb moment of local singer/songwriter Emily Bettison back in 2014.

The five-piece have been developing their sound into something intriguing and contagious, offering powerfully rhythmic and vocal-driven live performances that will be sure to have you grooving. 

Gearing up to record their second EP at Chapel Lane Studios in late 2017, Mackenzie will have new music for you soon.


Date: Friday 10 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mackenzie + Dean Forever

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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Booking Fee
Dave Graney & The MistLY (VIC)

Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing”

Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’ a pile of You Am I touring, the release his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bindle and play a series of solo shows in Nov to cap the year off.


Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $50
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Booking Fee
Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing”

Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing” + Special Guest

Following the LP release of 'An Actor Repairs’ a pile of You Am I touring, the release his first book ‘Detours’ to critical acclaim; Tim Rogers will wrap it all up, drop it in this bindle and play a series of solo shows in Nov to cap the year off.


Date: Saturday 2 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $50
Book Online
Booking Fee
Tim Rogers - "Detour-ing” + Special Guest