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

COMA: KAVITA SHAH (US) + STEVE NEWCOMB (QLD)

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 29 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: KAVITA SHAH (US) + STEVE NEWCOMB (QLD)

Treva + Sean Kemp + Courtney Robb

TREVA - Putting the funk back into country!

The 4-piece transmogrified to its current potent posse of international braggadocio in April 2017. Performing a broad stylistic range of catchy, heartfelt, melodic originals the mob expands on the broad life experiences of front man Benedict Sweeney. TREVA transcends definition, with an international mélange of players including Rodney Bolton (drums – UK), Paul Walker (bass – N. Ireland) and Ben McCall (keys – Sth Australia) crafting a unique musical chemistry, both uplifting and moving.

 Musical influences draw from a diversity of composers and musicians from Monteverdi to Bob Wills, Joni Mitchell to The Blue Nile and of course spinning endless LP’s of Lennon/McCartney, Brian Wilson, Bowie and Beethoven as a child. Touching on simple raw emotions such as love, loss, hope, revenge and regret the band maintains a distinct feel of humored sophistication in their energetic live performances. Reticent to be pigeonholed, TREVA’s “Bluecrop” style is a contemporary meld of blues, country, rock, pop, punk, funk and soul - with a touch of greasy bordello to boot!
 
Date: Friday 2 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Treva + Sean Kemp + Courtney Robb

Justin Bernasconi + Cat Canteri (VIC)

Justin Bernasconi is considered a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes, are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing. 

Described by Australian Guitar Mag as ​"One of this country's most interesting acoustic guitar talents", Justin will be launching his second album Barefoot Wonderland at The Wheatsheaf.

$15 on the door

Date: Saturday 3 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Justin Bernasconi + Cat Canteri (VIC)

Bluegrass Junction

Bluegrass Junction is South Australia's premier bluegrass band.

Adelaide-based 'Junction' comprises musicians who share a lifetime's passion for old-fashioned hard-core three-chord bluegrass music - great instrumental skills and strong harmonies driven by the power of a bass fiddle.

The band comprises Trevor Warner, Nick Cawthorne and the Bridgland brothers, Geoff and John, with power-bassist Stephen Loss. Trevor is a Hall of Fame inductee and three times Australian bluegrass banjo champion, and now he fronts the band as a superb bluegrass fiddler. Nick, one of South Australia's best bluegrass guitarists, drives the rhythm on guitar, complemented by Geoff on banjo and John on mandolin. It's all held tightly together by Stephen on bull-bass.

Trevor and Nick share lead vocals, providing a refreshing variety of songs, and John adds tenor harmony to get that 'high, lonesome sound' that characterises traditional bluegrass.

Bluegrass Junction was formed in 1997. However, the band's roots go back decades earlier. One reason for its extensive song repertoire and tight sound is the fact that Trevor, Nick and Geoff and John all have played bluegrass in various Adelaide band configurations for more than 30 years. Often these four shared places in each other’s groups before formally creating BJ in ‘97. The result, an almost intuitive understanding of each other’s approach to playing and singing, is what gives Bluegrass Junction that 'special edge' for the great bluegrass standards written in the 1950s and 1960s by the masters of the genre: Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs; Jimmy Martin, and Ralph Stanley whose devotion to his ‘mountain music’ has lasted more than 50 years. Bluegrass Junction also has a special fondness for the tunes of Monroe's long-time fiddler, Kenny Baker, whose many instrumentals created musical landmarks as Monroe’s bluegrass reached its style pinnacle in the 1960s and 1970s.

Date: Sunday 4 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bluegrass Junction

COMA: ECOSONO (US) + CLOCKED OUT (QLD)

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 5 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ECOSONO (US) + CLOCKED OUT (QLD)

The Bean Project (VIC) + Georgy Roshow

In January Melbourne’s premier French-horn clad quintet The Bean Project recorded their debut album ‘Naked Trees’. After 3 months of touring the country, playing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and showcasing in Kansas City at Folk Alliance International, the 2016 FAA Artist of the Year are set to release the first single from the album on 18th May supported by a national tour and a show at The Wheaty on Saturday 10th June with support from Georgy Rochow.

‘Naked Trees’ is like a good whisky - strong, woody and rich, and after a while you can’t help your booty from shaking. The album sways from enthusiastic groovy numbers such as ‘Gaps’ to tear-jerking singer-songwriter songs such as ‘Never Been More Alone.’ Inspired by the naked trees it is named after, the production took a no frills, no gimmicks, straight forward approach, using great microphones to record great performances. Described as ‘the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire,’ The Bean Project’s premier record carves its own path in a highly saturated sonic landscape, and will be available on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp from 22nd June.

Date: Saturday 10 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Bean Project (VIC) + Georgy Roshow

TROTTFEST

We come together to celebrate a wonderful friend, workmate, partner, boss, legend gone too soon.

Emily Trott - vale

Jam starts around 3pm 

Date: Monday 12 June
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
TROTTFEST

COMA: JAMES MULLER FEATURING: WILL VINSON (US) SPECIAL TUESDAY EVENT

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: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: JAMES MULLER FEATURING: WILL VINSON (US) SPECIAL TUESDAY EVENT

Larissa Tandy (CAN/AUS) + Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds (VIC) + The Hushes

Larissa Tandy, currently in the midst of a 22 date tour in her new home of Canada, is heading back to Oz for a run of launch gigs in support of her debut album The Grip. Touring to Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with further dates soon to be announced across June and July, Larissa enlists the support of Melbourne's Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds on the road for the duration of the tour, and will be joined by local legends in each city. It will be a fleeting visit for Australian audiences before Larissa heads back to Northern hemisphere for a US tour before her move to Music City, Nashville as the recipient of The Australia Council’s prestigious Nashville Songwriter Residency.The tour lands at the Wheaty in Adelaide on Friday, 16th June, where they join Adelaide's The Hushes for their official return from hiatus.


Date: Friday 16 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Larissa Tandy (CAN/AUS) + Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds (VIC) + The Hushes

Doctor DeSoto + Courtney Robb w/ Snooks La vie

DOCTOR DESOTO
 
'Doctor DeSoto' unites experienced songwriters Mikey Green (multiple ARIA Award winners 'The Audreys'), Dave Pagano ('Gone To Earth'), Mark Lockwood ('The Milk'), and Mel Horsman ('The Martial Hearts', 'Highway 31').
Tumbleweed tunes from the edge of town, alongside Polaroid pop with infectious vintage beats. 
Call it what you will -
"The music explores a range of contemporary styles, yet there is this pervading sense of nostalgia – you feel that 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
 

COURTNEY ROBB

When you are watching Adelaide songstress, Courtney Robb, the first thing that hits you is a rare honesty and sense of self that pulls you along with her on an emotional roller coaster. Her husky, but undoubtedly Australian vocals are woven with purposefully delicate guitar in a style teetering on the edges of folk, country and blues. Courtney is not afraid to bare her soul, to share stories of love, belonging, heartache and failure; songs you feel were written just for you.


Date: Saturday 17 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto + Courtney Robb w/ Snooks La vie

Jen Lush - The Night's Insomnia Cd Launch + Mary Webb

JEN LUSH

A dark, open and achingly beautiful album that crafts songs from the words of twelve contemporary Australian poets.

 Adelaide singer/songwriter Jen Lush with Chris Parkinson and Robyn Chalklen (The Yearlings) Tara Carragher, Richard Coates and Mark Seddon, take hold of the poetry and thread it through with music and soundscapes leaving words and emotions front and centre, channelling the poets’ disparate and intimate viewpoints into a singular, heartfelt, musical expression.

 Stark and spacious, darkly fleeting, bold and beautifully teetering on the edges of folk, alt-country and something entirely it’s own. 

 Each poem is as varied as the poets themselves and the country they tread. Some carry political and environmental weight to them, others touch on the internal complexities inside our relationships or the tangle and tease of our inner thoughts, evoking the feelings and space around things that might keep us awake in the small hours

 “Parkinson's  delicately picked guitar reflects the ‘clear rain’, and Lush's spacious vocal gives weight to the potent imagery. ’It means letting the soft words of a hundred birds fly into you.’ Wonderful stuff.”

John Baker , The Baker Suite

MARY WEBB

Captivating vocals, catchy, offbeat guitar picking and a swig of poetry, you can see why Mary Webb has been described as "a shining light" in Adelaide's Folk scene. 

 A strong background in classical and choral music has her in good stead, though her music now also suggests Jazz and Folk have been powerful influencesMary’s songs are thoughtful yet frank, exploring relationships between people and their lovers, friends, family, and themselves, and what it is to be human.  

 Mary is currently working on her second studio album, ‘Love Like Planets’, which was recorded in the USA in January and is due for release later in the year. 

"Mary Webb's music is all-acoustic, often poetic, and convincingly heartfelt, and her songs are likely to provide you with a calm respite from the chaos that life can bring." -Music SA


Date: Sunday 18 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Jen Lush - The Night's Insomnia Cd Launch + Mary Webb

COMA: ANGUS MASON (VIC/SA) 'FLATLANDS' 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 19 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ANGUS MASON (VIC/SA) 'FLATLANDS' ALBUM LAUNCH

William Crighton (NSW) 'Hope Recovery' Tour + The Bitter Darlings + Cosmo Thundercat

After what can only be termed as a breakout year in 2016, Crighton has launched into 2017 with a flurry of amazing festival performances at WOMADelaide, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Skyfields Tasmania and Riverboats Echuca earlier last month. So far in 2017, he’s played alongside great names such as Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, The Beach Boys and The Temptations.

"Uniquely penetrating storytelling.” Gareth Hipwell -Rolling Stone

 Hope Recovery sees the Riverina native collaborate once again with producer and drummer Matt Sherrod of Crowded House. The music on this latest release was recorded throughout rural locations of East Coast NSW.

To coincide with this new release, the acclaimed songwriter will perform a string of dates along the East Coast of Australia, throughout May and June.

William Crighton’s vision behind the Hope Recovery live performances is anticipated to be a musical feast for those that attend.Crighton explains, ‘I don’t want to give too much away… Expect a host of special guests and a mixture of unplugged and electric sounds, but essentially it’ll be unlike anything else we’ve ever done.’


Date: Friday 23 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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William Crighton (NSW) 'Hope Recovery' Tour + The Bitter Darlings + Cosmo Thundercat

Sun Theory

SUN THEORY fuses the simplicity and honesty of folk and Alt country with the bracing fury of rootsy alternative rock and this music hybrid style accentuates the power of these musical forms. SUN THEORY has the ability to be scorching and searing, sweet and aching and could blast, blaze and blow the roof off of a room, then turn around and be quietly acoustic, having you weep into your beer.


Date: Saturday 24 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sun Theory

Sara Tindley (NSW) Album launch + The Yearlings

Sara Tindley presents Wild And Unknown, an astonishingly frank and fearless new album produced by Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Powderfinger, Pearl Jam). Sparkling with the resilience and artistry we’ve come to expect from a songwriter of Tindley’s calibre, Wild and Unknown sings away the bruises of her recent brush with mortality.

Written in a beach shack at Iluka on NSW’s north coast, the songs capture the healing virtues of sand, sunlight and sea. You can hear the cane shimmering in the summer heat, feel wonder and joy through the voice of a grateful survivor.

From the gasp of undiluted elation in the opening title track – “I feel like I’ve landed on the moon”, to the deep roots vibe of Lowlands, where she shrugs off her recent affliction; “singin hard times no more, got the devil in his hole”.

Summoning Tom Waits in her defiance of Jack the Dancer – ‘ready or not here I am’ to the gorgeous ballad ‘Cities’, which comes off like a lost Joni Mitchell masterpiece, there’s a luminous quality to these songs that’s only granted to someone who’s glimpsed the lands beyond the veil – and lived to tell the tale.

Tindley is touring the album as it was recorded, a duo with Michael Turner, a veteran artist who knows plenty about turning emotion and experience into music. Their collaboration with Nick DiDia transformed Sara’s countrified ballads into paeans infused with light and space, reminiscent of The Triffids’ limpid invocation of Australian landscapes.

With her daughter Lily chiming harmonies, it’s an album rooted in family, in the simple pleasures of an unadorned life, in the joy of song and sunlight.

Date: Sunday 25 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Sara Tindley (NSW) Album launch + The Yearlings

COMA: VIVIAN SESSOMS (US)

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 26 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: VIVIAN SESSOMS (US)

Hall of Famers - Dave Blight (Cold CHisel) + Chris Finnen (Guitar legend) + Trev Warner (Folk Legend) + the AMC combo

 
 
3 SA hall of fame legends combine for a night of sublime music with the AMC all star combo....Enrico Morena...Quinton Dunne and Stuart Day
hear the  in bluegrass.....country....blues....shuffles.....ballads....and virtuosity 
 
These legends and the AMC combo collectively have over 270 years of playing experience....all on one stage on one night!!
 
Date: Friday 30 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Hall of Famers - Dave Blight (Cold CHisel) + Chris Finnen (Guitar legend) + Trev Warner (Folk Legend) + the AMC combo

Ray Smith & Friends + Chris Finnen

Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from his native Cumbria.

He is one of the creative forces behind several successful Australian groups playing medieval acoustic to progressive rock including; Dancing Brat, Scafell Pike, Smiffy's Glass Eye, Digital Dreaming, the Magellan Project, Sympathy Orchestra and Vesh.

Equally at home with a rack of electronic keyboards or a hurdy gurdy, his autobiographical songs tell the story of his life with integrity and honesty.
“If he doesn't bring a tear to your eye you haven't been listening.”

Date: Friday 7 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ray Smith & Friends + Chris Finnen

Wheaty Brewing Corps 3rd Birthday Party!!

After pouring everyone elses' excellent beers over the last eleven years, we figured it was time to start brewing our own - time to install our own stainless and start walking the walk. So in early 2014 that's what we did; in the form of a Premier Stainless 600L Brewhouse with three single batch fermentors. Just the right size to play; enabling us to brew whatever, however and whenever we want. Light-footed, nimble brewing with the freedom of Contract and the stability of Stainless. From time to time we might even be lucky enough to collaborate with some of those excellent Brewers whose beers we've poured, and will continue to pour, over the years...

COME HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 3RD BIRTHDAY!!


Date: Sunday 9 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Wheaty Brewing Corps 3rd Birthday Party!!

The Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

Swingin' dixieland jazz from Melbourne's Shirazz Jazz Band, returning to the Wheatsheaf after their sell-out performance last year.

Shirazz brings New Orleans-inspired hot traditional jazz to life in their lively and rambunctious performance. Shirazz mixes classic trad material, reimagined pop hits and the odd cheeky original to deliver their famous infectious live sound.

Since 2009 Shirazz has been playing to packed houses Australia wide. With tours and festivals across the country, a string of albums, and a bunch of great local shows, Shirazz has an arresting live sound that continues to win popular and critical acclaim.

Join Shirazz at the Wheatsheaf for an afternoon of the hottest trad jazz this side of New Orleans
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$18 + BF @OZTIX - $20 ON THE DOOR


Date: Sunday 9 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
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The Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (VIC) Album Launch + Workhorse

Melbourne singer, songwriter and science teacher Charlie Marshall launches the new album ‘Sublime’ – a unique fusion of music, science, philosophy and politics extolling the wonders of our universe.

Try imagining a Pet Sounds era Brian Wilson collaborating with the BBC’s ‘rock star’ scientist Brian Cox and you’ll get some idea what to expect. With the masterful assistance of former Avalanches virtuoso Darren Seltmann on the mixing desk, and a bevy of talented musicians, Sublime contains a dazzling array of sounds that highlight distinctive, intelligent lyrics.

 Formerly of much-loved Melbourne bands Harem Scarem and The Body Electric, Charlie is joined by new line-up The Curious Minds featuring Clare Moore (Dave Graney 'n the Coral Snakes), Bryan Colechin (The Body Electric, Hugo Race True Spirit) and Tim Deane (Ron Peno & the Superstitions) to launch the album in Adelaide on July 28 at The Wheatsheaf Hotel with special guests Workhorse. 

Date: Friday 28 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Charlie Marshall & The Curious Minds (VIC) Album Launch + Workhorse

The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch + The Yearlings

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.

 

Close Your Eyes and See is their first album of new material in over a decade, the release finds the group near the height of their powers, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date, masterfully arranged and performed by a band with over 25 years experience together. Led by chief songwriter Phil Kakulas and producer Dan LuscombeClose Your Eyes and See combines the honeyed vocals of singer Rob Snarski with long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The result is a meticulously crafted album of dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and atmospheric rockers that sounds both classic and contemporary.

 

Lush, beautiful and mysterious, Close Your Eyes and See is a response to the wonderful and woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, the answers may just lie within. 

facebook.com/theblackeyedsusans
youtube.com/theblackeyedsusans 

$30 on the door

Date: Saturday 29 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch + The Yearlings

The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.

 

Close Your Eyes and See is their first album of new material in over a decade, the release finds the group near the height of their powers, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date, masterfully arranged and performed by a band with over 25 years experience together. Led by chief songwriter Phil Kakulas and producer Dan LuscombeClose Your Eyes and See combines the honeyed vocals of singer Rob Snarski with long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The result is a meticulously crafted album of dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and atmospheric rockers that sounds both classic and contemporary.

 

Lush, beautiful and mysterious, Close Your Eyes and See is a response to the wonderful and woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, the answers may just lie within. 

facebook.com/theblackeyedsusans
youtube.com/theblackeyedsusans 

$30 on the door

Date: Sunday 30 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch