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

One More Mile CD Launch

One More Mile makes a return to local stages in March 2021 to launch their new CD "Forbidden Fruit". 
 
After a very quiet 2020 and only performing twice due to COVID-19 restrictions. One More Mile have taken full advantage of the downtime and recorded a new CD of all original material. This new CD saw One More Mile augment the lineup by adding Chris Soule on saxophone. He is a featured guest across the whole of the new CD. 
 
So don't miss One More Mile the Wheatsheaf Hotel to launch their latest offering "Forbidden Fruit". Be sure to get in early and book tickets. This show will sell out.
Date: Friday 16 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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One More Mile CD Launch

A History of British Blues

Travel back to the early sixties blues clubs of London with this multi-award winning blues band featuring Cal Williams Jr. 

Experience the iconic blues songs by Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Alexis Korner, Duster Bennett, John Renbourne, Nick Drake and more as you discover the sounds and stories of this vibrant British blues era.

★★★★★ "Exceptional Musicianship" Clothesline Magazine 
★★★★★ RIU

“As well as being a fine musician, and gathering equally fine ones around him, Williams knows how to talk to an audience, introducing songs with interesting facts and stories. These gigs are a musical delight, and quirkily educational. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore.”-GLAMAdelaide 4.5/5 


Date: Saturday 17 April
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $20
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A History of British Blues

A History of Mississippi Blues

Explore the birthplace of the blues with this multi-award winning blues band as they perform the songs of Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt and more and listen to the stories of these iconic blues pioneers.

★★★★★ "Music at it's best. These guys are the real deal and the show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.

“The danceable rhythm of Willie Brown’s ‘Ragged and Dirty’ was a great way for Cal Williams Jr’s trio to usher in a delightful performance of Mississippi blues songs. They hooked the full audience right there and kept them hooked.★★★★★”-Indaily


Date: Saturday 17 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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A History of Mississippi Blues

Road Wings Single Launch + Los Palms + Ollie Kabbani

Road Wings are back at The Wheaty with their first full band show in over a year to support their brand new single "She Don't Like You That Way". To help celebrate this occasion are local Jangle-Rock local's Los Palms, and delta blues guitarist and singer Olliver Kabbani. 


Date: Saturday 17 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Road Wings Single Launch + Los Palms + Ollie Kabbani

Matt Ward & The Rising Sons + Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers (NSW) + Dave Favours and The Roadside Ashes (NSW)

 

Join Matt Ward & The Rising Sons, Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers (NSW) and Dave Favours and The Roadside Ashes (NSW) for for a brilliant afternoon of Australian country & alt country music . Matt is launching his epic new single  - “Lost & Found” whilst Sydney favourites Harvey Russell and Dave Favours are both touring new albums.  

Matt Ward

Matt Ward is forging his own space within the Australian music scene with an energetic and soulful blend of Australian and Americana country music. His 2019 album "Heartland" reached #1 on the ARIA Australian Country charts and his four single releases have been highly successful releases receiving hundreds of thousands of downloads worldwide. Rhythms Magazine described Heartland as "world class" and the album “testament to Ward's ability to blend popular and alt country elements to produce convincingly heartfelt songs”. Ward recently showcased at Nashville’s Americanafest, backed it up with an Australian Music Week performance, played some of Tamworth’s best venues and was recently announced in the first line-up of artists for one of the biggest festivals on the Australian country and Americana circuit, Groundwater Country Music Festival. 2021 sees Ward build towards the release of his second album, currently being recorded in Texas at the famous Yellow Dog Studios (Kasey Musgraves, Colter Wall, Mike & The Moonpies).

 

Harvey Russell

Harvey Russell first began treading the boards of Sydney’s pubs and bars as frontman for Harvey Swagger Band in the late 2000’s. From the rock and alt-country music in that band to the project that followed, the more acoustic-based country-folk duo Peasant Moon, it became clear that Harvey’s songwriting was acquiring new and different layers. In recent years, Harvey’s music has received attention both in Australia and overseas. He has achieved international recognition with performances at Canadian Music Week (2016) and touring throughout the US in 2017. Harvey is now touring his debut album “Liquid Damage”, a compelling country album capturing songs of heartbreak, loss, addiction and late night honky-tonkin.

 

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes

Dave Favours is a music fan. You know the type, one of those lonely souls who can be found digging through bins in record stores every weekend. And when he’s not spending all his hard-earned on it, he’s talking about it, reading about it, watching it live, writing it, playing it or releasing it. Now after a couple of solo releases and one with the raucous folk duo, the Saloon Daddies, Favours is once again fronting a full-time group. There’s definite influences from the Drive-By Truckers, Old 97’s and Lucero. Throw into the mix some Exile-era Stones, Steve Earle at his most hard-edged and old school punk and indie stalwarts like The Replacements, The Clash, Husker Du, The Johnnys and The Saints and you’ll get an idea of where they’re coming from. 

 

 
Date: Sunday 18 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Matt Ward & The Rising Sons + Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers (NSW) + Dave Favours and The Roadside Ashes (NSW)

COMA - Jesse Budel + T.M.C (Too Many Consonants)

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 19 April
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Jesse Budel + T.M.C (Too Many Consonants)

SCALA - People's Choice Song Competition

 Few 31 Plus 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.

$20 Entry - members $10

Date: Thursday 22 April
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
SCALA - People's Choice Song Competition

Legends of Myth

Legends of Myth are an Australian alternative Rock/Pop band based in Adelaide. The band were formed in 2016 by Antony Hubmayer. Their long-awaited debut album 'Greatest Hits Volume One' was released on Jan 1st 2018 and their eagerly awaited second studio album 'Greatest Hits Volume Two' was released in June 2020. Performances and recordings feature a range of musicians. The music is contemporary alternative Rock/Pop featuring catchy melodies, strong harmonies and rich musical textures.

Date: Friday 23 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Legends of Myth

Tom Redwood + Ricky Albeck

Tom Redwood

Since 2013 Tom Redwood has released four albums and an EP on Walking Bird Records. His songs have been praised as ‘brilliant’ by Charles Jenkins and ‘lyrical genius’ by Music SA. In 2020 Tom released The Glue, produced by Aria winner Matt Walker (Tex Perkins, Lost Ragas). Aldora Britain Records wrote of The Glue, ‘This is a fantastic contemporary record… The songwriting prowess of Redwood is undeniable.’ Now living in Adelaide, Tom is at work on a new album of songs. He was recently privileged to perform and record in Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). 

‘Tom is the unreal deal. Painting his words in the air.’ -Matt Walker 

 

Ricky Albeck

Ricky Albeck is a folk songwriter from Adelaide. He has been fronting Ricky Albeck & the Belair Line for 3 years. With his band Ricky's like a mid-sixties electric Dylan with a dash of Australian punk -loud and raucous. As a solo artist he’s more quiet & tender -revealing a depth of songwriting well beyond his years. He’s an artist to follow, that is for sure. 

Date: Saturday 24 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tom Redwood + Ricky Albeck

Wren & The Restless Few "Back under the Wheaty Lights" Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

After laying low for several months while recording the beginnings of their debut album, Wren & The Restless Few are back  to bring their catchy Americana tunes to little ol' Thebby.
Joining them under the famous Wheaty lights are Adelaide's beloved Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes.
Special guests and everything!! 

Date: Sunday 25 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Wren & The Restless Few  "Back under the Wheaty Lights"  Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

Coda Chroma (VIC) + Aaron Thomas and The Human Patterns

Melbourne’s Coda Chroma is the alias of Kate Lucas, and is a vehicle for her preoccupation with writing songs. Kate’s restless muse covers everything from doom folk to psych pop, with flavours of surf rock, jazz, trip hop and folktronica.
Coda Chroma’s songs are drawn from personal dreamscapes and real life encounters, delivering poetic honesty, with a nostalgia for the unknown. She works very closely with NZ born producer Damien Charles on this cinematic indie folk project, creating otherworldly arrangements and expansive musical landscapes

“Stunning work…one of the best albums I’ve heard in a while” - Firas Massouh, PBS Music Coordinator

“Immersion is the best - the only sensible - approach for complete satisfaction and proper understanding.” - Bernard Zuel, Music Journalist

“This is incredible…. I just want to keep listening!” - Paul Gough, Pimpod


Date: Friday 30 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Coda Chroma (VIC) + Aaron Thomas and The Human Patterns

Lazy Eye + J.J Fields

Think B.B. King sharing a scotch with Booker T at the crossroads after midnight. 

With more awards than you can poke a mojo hand at, what started as a hair-brained idea between friends medicating their way through jazz school over a bottle of red, has taken them on an adventure that spans the globe. A multitude of gongs suggests Lazy Eye deliver some of the best original blues Australia has to offer. 

 “Powerfully fuelled by the soaring sound of Whetter’s B3, Graf’s fretwork is neatly crafted, pushing through the roaring organ sound when needed. Vocals are mostly shared between the members and show a clear grasp of the fundamentals of gritty, gripping delivery and soulful blues demands. This is a band that has quality and purpose at its core.” 
- Elmore Magazine (USA)

 “That these funky greens are being produced by the Australian band Lazy Eye somewhere in the southern Australian climes is just the international gravy made by the music” 
- All About Jazz (USA)

 “It’s a pleasure to see a weather-beaten Hammond fronting a band and even more so when it’s wielded with style. 
Such is the case with Adelaide blues outfit Lazy Eye” 
- The Australian

 
JJ Fields:
 

JJ Fields (Sav) has been active in the Australian blues music scene since 1989 in award winning bands such as The Streamliners and Blind Dog Taylor and The Heat. JJ has appeared on the same bill with artists like Junior Wells, Canned Heat, Eric Burdon, Little Charlie and the Nightcats and has shared stage with Big Jay McNeely, Carie Bell and many more. 

His solo work reproduces authentic blues styles with an original touch and a refreshing approach. His work has also appeared on Boogie with Canned Heat documentary.


Date: Saturday 1 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Lazy Eye + J.J Fields

Naomi Keyte with special guests Siberian Tiger

Timeless and confessional, Adelaide's Naomi Keyte continues making waves with her distinctive blend of folk and alt-pop music. With a voice that is both gentle and powerful, and an exceptional band helping bring to life her image-rich lyrics, the sound this collective are creating is simultaneously minimal, generous and striking. 

 In 2020, Keyte released her latest single ‘Travelling Woman’ and won Best Folk (People's Choice) at the 2020 South Australian Music Awards. This follows the 2017 release of her debut album ‘Melaleuca’, a long string of awards and nominations, and performances at WOMADelaide, OzAsia, Here’s to Now and The Basket Range Festival.

 

Siberian Tiger is the project of partners in music and life, Bree Tranter (The Middle East, Matt Corby) and Chris Panousakis (Timberwolf).

During time off together between tours, they bring you their first collaborative expression of experiences with tradition, ritual, loss and devotion from their home and studio on the South Australian coastline.

Date: Sunday 2 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Naomi Keyte with special guests Siberian Tiger

COMA - The Hawksely-Mueller Big Band Little Cloud

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

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

 

Date: Monday 3 May
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - The Hawksely-Mueller Big Band Little Cloud

SCALA - Liz Lane + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs + Scala Spotlight Acts

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

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

Date: Thursday 6 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Liz Lane + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs + Scala Spotlight Acts

Anna Smyrk (VIC) + Georgy Rochow

Anna Smyrk plays folk-pop songs about far-flung placeslong-distance love and trying to figure out what it means to be a human. Joined by her trio, she comes to the Wheaty to share tunes from an upcoming EP, recently recorded with Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe, Oh Pep)and set for release this year. Building from her previous folk-driven sound, the new record is an indie bombshell, equally satisfying for word nerds as it is for pop junkies.

 Expect tunes in several languages, plenty of feels and the kind of songwriting that the AU Review described as ‘glorious musical storytelling.”


Date: Friday 7 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Anna Smyrk (VIC) + Georgy Rochow

Monsoon June

Phil Banytis (guitar)

Phil has been playing professionally for the past 30 years both locally and interstate. And has written and recorded many compositions.

Alex McLeod (tenor saxophone)

Alex, although a multi-instrumentalist, is predominantly a tenor saxophonist specializing in Jazz improvisation. Has been playing professionally for the past 30 years.

Spiro Kolovos (double bass)

Since completing his Bachelor's degree in jazz studies in 2019 he has played in a number of bands across multiple genres 

Zed Crawford (drums)

Since completing his Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies in 2019 he has played in a number of bands across multiple genres.

Date: Saturday 8 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Monsoon June

Slime Dime (VIC) + The Cherry Pickers

Join South Australia's best bluegrass band The Cherry Pickers and Victoria's best bluegrass duo Slim Dime for an afternoon at The Wheaty and experience bluegrass and old time music at its very finest.

 Back from Victoria by popular demand, Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’. They make music that sounds as though it’s always existed somewhere on a mountaintop. Slim Dime captures their audience with mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with a broad emotional range. It’s music that makes you lean in and listen.

 https://slimdime.com 

The Cherry Pickers are back with your favourite tunes from today and back in the day. Always on the search to “uncover” some hidden bluegrass in any song, their tasty arrangements are reverent to Bluegrass tradition. Coupled with their love of traditional tunes and their original songs, The Cherry Pickers make for an exciting and refreshing bluegrass experience.

 

What a wonderful way to celebrate Mother's Day!

No Seating allocation so get in early!!

Doors open at 4pm Start Time: 4:30PM

Date: Sunday 9 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Slime Dime (VIC) + The Cherry Pickers

Strings Reimagined - Concrete Lions + William Jack

The duo Concrete Lions is a brand new project from long time collaborators DJ Zooma (Anthony Leppa) and jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto. Their new project, “Morricone Reimagined,” is an improvised set where the duo dismantles and reassembles the iconic sound worlds of Ennio Morricone’s scores. Spaghetti westerns, cult thrillers, horror and epic historical dramas are sliced, looped, and handballed back and forth in a thrilling music conversation.

Hailing from Adelaide, William Jack is a crossover cellist/guitarist based in London. He has performed across Europe and Australia in a mix of styles, from orchestral music at Vienna Konzerthaus to folk sessions with Galway's finest. William performed twice as a jazz cello soloist at the International Cello Festival in Rutesheim and has received awards from notable artists such as Thomas Demenga. As a songwriter, William's recordings have generated support from Universal Music's upcoming artist scheme. He has accompanied and worked with various UK artists including Tom Rosenthal and Laure Chan. William is passionate about expanding the cello's capabilities and breaking boundaries between genres and cultures. 

Date: Thursday 13 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
Strings Reimagined - Concrete Lions + William Jack

The Streamliners

Premier "Roots & Blues" jam band THE STREAMLINERS, will be hosting a full 2 set show with some new tunes @ the Wheatsheaf Hotel. 
Doors at 7pm / Band from 7.30 till 10pm
Merch available on the night.

Date: Saturday 15 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Streamliners

COMA - JAZZ FLIP! MG Big Band:Er@ser Description Vol. 2

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 17 May
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - JAZZ FLIP! MG Big Band:Er@ser Description Vol. 2

SCALA - Songwriters int he Round - Featuring: Corey Stewart + Adrian Miller + Simon Betts + Scala Spotlight Acts

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

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

Date: Thursday 20 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Songwriters int he Round - Featuring: Corey Stewart + Adrian Miller + Simon Betts + Scala Spotlight Acts

Lucas Day 'Lost' Single Launch + Isaac Thomas

Punctuating the latest chapter of his life with the new single ‘Lost’, Adelaide’s Lucas Day resumes his expedition through his unique flavour of acoustic folk/rock. Guided by introspective lyrics, dynamic vocals and riff driven guitar, ‘Lost’ is a cathartic anthem for those who wander, and a welcome signpost for those who wonder. 
After taking away the 2020 SCALA FOOM award for his track ‘End of the Day’ Lucas has been eagerly waiting to return to The Wheaty stage for a showcase of his own.

Date: Saturday 22 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Lucas Day 'Lost' Single Launch + Isaac Thomas

Rob Snarski (VIC)

Rob Snarski returns to The Wheaty to launch his new double album Song Gifts.

Snarski the velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans, originally formed as a holiday band for one of this country’s greatest exports The Triffids. The Susans boast multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Paul Kelly and Wilco.

Snarski launched his debut solo album, “Wounded Bird” in 2014 winning the listeners Album Of The Year on 3RRRs Off The Record. In 2015 he followed up with  “Low Fidelity”~ a selection of covers recorded in the hills of Tecoma on his iPhone and in 2019 returned to the studio with Shane O’Mara or the exquisite and fuller musical soundscape of “Sparrow & Swan”.

Throughout the Victorian lockdowns, Snarski was kept busy honing his craft ~ writing and recording over 100 songs as gifts for fans and friends ~ “Song Gifts” has just been released as a best of two disc, double album.
  
Expect songs from the past and present with Rob dipping into the back catalogue but with a focus on these new and curious Song Gifts. 
 
“Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls” (Steve Bell / The Music)


Date: Sunday 23 May
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Rob Snarski (VIC)

COMA - Meatshell (MEL) + Dylan Paul Quartet (ADL, MEL))

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.

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $15


Date: Monday 24 May
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Meatshell (MEL) + Dylan Paul Quartet (ADL, MEL))

Tim Moore & Band + Lucinda R. (QLD)

With a voice like cut marble and a heart full of stories worth telling, Tim Moore's shows are like a conversation with a good friend who makes you laugh and cry and question everything you know.

Bringing together some of Adelaide's best musicians to join him on stage at the iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel, this will be Tim's last show in his hometown of Adelaide for 2021.

Opening the show will be the wonderful Lucinda R. (QLD). Lucinda R. is believable. The listener walks into and away with earnest tales. Poetry. And the delivery is inviting and beautiful.

Date: Saturday 29 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Tim Moore & Band + Lucinda R. (QLD)

Wheatsheaf Hotel's 18th Birthday Bash!! FEATURING: The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective + Adam Page

THE WHEATSHEAF UKULELE COLLECTIVE

Since creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits to sell out audiences. The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele.

ADAM PAGE

Adam Page is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and record producer based in Adelaide, South Australia. Known widely for his critically acclaimed solo multi-instrumental looping performances, Page has carved his path internationally as a composer. He has written major works for the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Zephyr Quartet and co-composed on numerous occasions with celebrated Kiwi composer John Psathas.

 

FROM 2PM

MUSIC STARTING FROM 4:30PM

4:30pm - 5:30pm - ADAM PAGE

6pm - 7pm - WUC

FREE ENTRY!!

 

Date: Sunday 30 May
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $0
Wheatsheaf Hotel's 18th Birthday Bash!! FEATURING: The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective + Adam Page