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: Mirabel + The Affinity Quintet

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 24 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Mirabel + The Affinity Quintet

This Way North (VIC) + Koral + The Winter Gypsy

Releasing their second track for 2017 This Way North aren’t mucking around giving us some serious eargasims. Following up from February’s summer sizzler ‘Head Above Water’ the pair drop their latest single ‘Pressure’. A track that takes a very different turn from their previous releases. Sounding like an 80’s teenage movie anthem this pop gem drips with lush guitar tracks and tight synth-like drumming. This Way North continue in a direction that even both of them couldn’t have predicted, giving birth to the alt-pop sound that you hear on this track. 

Date: Thursday 27 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $13
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This Way North (VIC) + Koral + The Winter Gypsy

Little Miss + Billy The Tree

Little Miss are an original, pop acoustic trio from Adelaide, South Australia. The band is a gentle wall of sound, built firmly from grounded vocals, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Miranda Mazurek, Tash Neame and Mat Youels are the band.

Little Miss offers to you a cheeky live performance which is a showcase of pure songwriting and enjoyment of music. The focus is on melody and hook, intertwined with pop folk nostalgic instrumentals and percussion. Expect connection, feel emotion and experience the dulcet husky tones as they set the stage of life.

The band has settled into their musical genre following years of experience with other projects and has played venues across both Adelaide and interstate. The audiences of Little Miss are people of all walks of life and the stories the band create resonate with most. 


Date: Friday 28 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Little Miss + Billy The Tree

The Streamliners

The Streamliners consists of some of the cream of Roots/Blues/Rock players in SA. Having won countless awards over the years & backed up many international artist (Buddy Guy, Junior Wells etc), they are hailed as masters of improvisation & put on incredibly fiery shows that go way beyond their 6 albums. They’re a “must see” live band if you enjoy a mixed bag of incredible soul, blues & roots music with comparisons made to such artists as Allman Brothers, Van Morrison & early Fleetwood Mac.

$10 ON THE DOOR ENTRY - $15 WITH A CD!

Date: Saturday 29 April
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Streamliners

Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

Nice Verdes
 
Indie world troubadours Nice Verdes, performing and travelling together since 2003. Drawing from the sounds of Cuba, Africa, Colombia and more to bring you their own style of Rootsy Highlife

Rune Billy Rattle

Playing in run down bars, on the top of pool tables and on street corners around the country, Runebilly Rattle are a uniquely Australian folk band, singing songs of the mountains, the seas and the cities.

Ramblin’ swagmen with banjos, guitars and washboards, that live to play and play to live.

 
Date: Sunday 30 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

COMA: VoiceROM VIDEO EXTRAVAGANZA + MAX GRYNCHUK

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

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

Date: Monday 1 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: VoiceROM VIDEO EXTRAVAGANZA + MAX GRYNCHUK

SCALA: A CLEARING + CARAMIGO + CATHERINE BLANCH (BOY) BAND

 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 4 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: A CLEARING + CARAMIGO + CATHERINE BLANCH (BOY) BAND

Riflebirds (VIC)

Riflebirds are a Melbourne five-piece indie-rock band breaking out from the pub scene into festivals this year.

They have recorded and released two full-length albums in as many years - 'World Feels Wide' in July 2016 and 'Detours & Collisions' from 2015.

Pub shows at Melbourne's best-known live music establishments led to a support with Australian rock legend Ron Peno (Died Pretty) & The Superstitions and it's been all up from there.

Tours along the Australian east coast ensued and radio play on PBS and RRR in Melbourne led to a wider audience. In October 2016, Riflebirds played the Spring Fling Festival in Melbourne and are now lining up for the Ballarat Beer Festival.

Search for 'Riflebirds' on Spotify, iTunes or Bandcamp to hear the music.

"Cracks the whip from the get-go" Bel Ryan, Beat Magazine.

"This is the perfect music to accompany a boozy Sunday session – which is perhaps why Riflebirds have made a name for themselves at some of Melbourne's most popular venues. Be sure to check it out." Chris Bright, Beat Magazine

Riflebirds is Rowan Roebig (vocals/guitar), John Kenyon (guitar/vocals), Rod Collins (bass/vocals), Bon Krunic (drums) and Damien Toussaint (keyboards).

 

Date: Friday 5 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Riflebirds (VIC)

The Echo Chamber 21st Anniversary Spectacular + Frets Patrick

 21 years ago the Echo Chamber met in one of Adelaide’s hottest saunas…  Now emerging like a butterfly or a newly bloomed flower – fresh but slightly wrinkled – to celebrate their auspicious anniversary.

The Echo Chamber.  A six piece.  Added one at a time.  Guitar drums vocals bass saxophone and keyboard.  Now with two bass players, but not simultaneously.  So, a seven piece then, depending how you look at it… and when.  A baker’s half-dozen, if you will.

The average member of the Echo Chamber weighs not very much but is reasonably wide and quite long.  A bit like a brace of courgettes or aubergines… but not in terms of sound.

Speaking of fruits…  For 2017 the Echo Chamber has gently simmered down the fruits of their 21-year-long labours – combined with the vegetables, meats, cheeses and other tasty home grown ingredients – in other words over 70 original groove funk indy pop punk tunes – to create a delicious rich reduction that will surely delight the taste buds of your ears and feet… if you know what I mean.  And I think you do.

The Echo Chamber is the place you go to hear exactly what you want to hear.  You will leave feeling validated, and happy, and hopeful, and reassured.

Just to clarify though: the Echo Chamber doesn’t play requests.  Let them do your thinking for you.  You just have to sit back, listen, tap your feet, enjoy the music… and count the metaphors.  Musically speaking.

 

Date: Saturday 6 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Echo Chamber 21st Anniversary Spectacular + Frets Patrick

Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Crackle & Pop Records will be setting up shop in the front bar the first Saturday of every month - come on in, grab a beer, and get your wax fix!

 

Date: Sunday 7 May
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

Mario's is one of Adelaide's oldest Barbershops, and he will be popping up in the front bar of the Wheaty the first Sunday of every month - Men's and Women's haircuts, manscaping, beard trimming, the works!  Hair products available including Suavetico, American Crew, Uppercut, Muk and more.

$25 HAIR CUTS $15 MANSCAPING

Date: Sunday 7 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

Sugar Fed Leopards (VIC) + Special guests

Sugar Fed Leopards (SFL) are a blazing sextet, conceived at the nexus of classic pop and disco. With smoking hot costumes, sweet harmonies, tight dance routines and a cranking rhythm section, Sugar Fed Leopards have been breaking a disco-sweat for four years.
 
In January 2015, SFL launched their debut album ‘Sweet Spots’ to a sell out crowd of hysterical fans at Howler in Brunswick, Victoria. The band has gone on to perform with artists such as C.W. Stoneking and Sampa The Great, and toured internationally and nationally, including festival spots at Boogie, Woodford and Falls.
 
In 2016 SFL worked hard on their core strength, emerging with new moves, new fashions and a new album 'Take You Out Tonight' – launching at Howler on April 8, 2017.
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Sugar Breath (Steph Brett) – lead vox
Lemona Squeeze (Louise Terry) – back-up vox
Coco Caramelle (Carrie Webster) – back-up vox
Gum Ball Gray (Gray Taylor) – drums
Davide Dolce (David Bramble) – guitar
Kitty Katerini (Kat Karvess) – bass
 
 
Date: Sunday 7 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Sugar Fed Leopards (VIC) + Special guests

COMA: JERI FOREMAN + CHRISTINA GUALA SAXOPHONE QUARTET

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

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

Date: Monday 8 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: JERI FOREMAN + CHRISTINA GUALA SAXOPHONE QUARTET

GOOD BEER WHEATY WEEK - Golonka

Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death - and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!


Date: Friday 12 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
GOOD BEER WHEATY WEEK - Golonka

Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

Daniel Champagne is good. Very very good. You may already know this but if not it’s time to get on board with this astonishing talent. The Australian born, Nashville based singer/songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso is about to release his first studio album in three years and perform an extensive list of Australian dates on what seems to be beginning to rival Bob Dylan in the never ending world tour stakes.

‘Fault Lines’ will be released worldwide on March 20 through his own label Nightingale Records’. Its unveiling will come on the eve of a North American tour that will play out before Daniel returns to his homeland for what will be his most extensive tour yet – forty shows from April to July taking him to all corners of Australia and surely confirming him as a leading light in acoustic music with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

 ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

Date: Saturday 13 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

Jo Jo Smith, Lucie Thorne & Hamish

JO JO SMITH celebrates her 50th year as a performing musician! with very special guests LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART 
 
JO JO SMITH is one of Australia's greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul-singing, groove-driving tour de force and 2017 marks her 50th year in the biz. To celebrate this extraordinary, generous life of music-making, Jo Jo is hitting the road with her dear friends and musical comrades LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART, playing dozens of their favourite intimate venues across the land, including the Wheaty on Sunday 14th May.  
 
A radical exponent of the power of love and music - and certainly under-known given all the heavyweights from across the decades and genres whom she’s worked with and influenced - Jo Jo Smith has a somewhat cult status, deeply revered by fans and peers alike. As Thorne puts it, “I sure don’t know any half-arsed Jo Jo fans. You’ve either experienced the joy and wonder that is being in the same room as this woman singing and playing, or…you haven’t heard her yet!”
 
Lucie Thorne & Jo Jo Smith first met nearly a decade ago, and became fast friends and huge fans of each other’s work. Lucie has been recording and touring in a sensational duo collaboration with legendary drummer Hamish Stuart for nearly a decade too, quietly carving out their singularly poetic spacious sound. Jo Jo and Hamish have worked together numerous times throughout the past 30 years.  The undeniable creative camaraderie and chemistry between all three artists will underpin the live format of the tour featuring Smith, Thorne and Stuart in various combinations. This tour brings together three  of our country's finest talents for a series of unmissable, powerful, joyful, intimate concerts that are bound to be the stuff of more legendary stories in Jo Jo Smith’s full musical life.
 
"Jo Jo Smith drops jaws and melts hearts with every performance" Colin Thompson, Bendigo Blues Festival Director
 
“I've been lucky enough to grow up with Jo Jo's music. But I do remember a specific moment at an intimate show when it hit me how brilliant she was. There was this deft capturing of the crowd with her rich vocals, they flowed over us almost visibly (like amber, like honey, like the love light she sings about!) Then prickles of joy. I realised I was in the presence of a master. And boy did it feel good” Ella Hooper
 
“Jo Jo has been an inspiration to myself and many other musicians in Australia for many years" Renee Geyer
 
“Jo Jo Smith is a true soul singer. She sings soul music. She sings with and through her soul. Smith has a mighty weapon in her voice, she reserves its power striking only when necessary” Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine 
 
"Thorne writes some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" **** The Age
 
 



Date: Sunday 14 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $17
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Jo Jo Smith, Lucie Thorne & Hamish

SCALA: BRYAN FOLEY + TAYLOR PFIEFFER + SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY

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 18 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA:  BRYAN FOLEY + TAYLOR PFIEFFER + SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Slim Dime + The Cherry Pickers

Slim Dime are an acoustic folk duo. Their music is contemporary and urban, but woven through with the simplicity and space of old time mountain music. Listen close: you can hear fog soaked valleys, mountain ash forests and the grit of gravel road.

Travelogue, their second album, was recorded by Matt Walker and Rowan Matthews at Stovepipe Studios, produced by Matt Walker and mastered at Deluxe Mastering by Adam Dempsey. All 13 songs were recorded live by a collection of beautiful vintage microphones.

Travelogue journeys through a country and folk music landscape of mountain shadows and careworn folks and beauty found in unlikely places. There is coming home and there is leaving. The material is original songs and traditional songs made new, mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with emotional range. The production is understated and warm and real. It’s music that makes you lean in and listen. These songs are new but they’ve always existed somewhere on a mountaintop.

Using minimal arrangements – acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, banjo and vocals, they make a sound that is all bare bones and emotional complexity.  Jen Land’s voice tells stories with nuance and emotion. Chris Taylor’s playing is intelligent and idiosyncratic. The songs talk of lives lived and lessons learned, of sorrows and of loss, but there is redemption too, and even joy.

 

Date: Friday 19 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Slim Dime + The Cherry Pickers

The Yearlings + Corey Theatre

Two guitars, two voices.

Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, producing a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana through the filter of distinctly Australian life.

Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson made their first album in 2002 and now have five studio albums in their catalogue, working alongside such greats as Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), and building a reputation for their evocative songwriting, keen harmonies and mesmerizing live performances.

The Yearlings have made numerous festival appearances at home and abroad, most recently playing shows across the USA culminating at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville.

With Parkinson’s signature guitar tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose The Yearlings express the lyrical truth of storylines about real life that poetically tug at the heartstrings.

“There is an almost indescribable musical lexicon that surrounds a Yearlings performance, and it is one that can barely be described, it must be seen and he heard for one’s self.” - FasterLouder


Date: Saturday 20 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings + Corey Theatre

Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits- Southlands Album Launch With Special Guests: Small Town Romance (VIC)

Hana and Jessie-Lee

Hana and Jessie-Lee are a powerhouse two-piece out of Adelaide, South Australia, who do alt-country with a rock’n’roll swagger. Their music is raw, rich and seductive, it’s all twang and clamour one moment and warm and familiar the next. The melodic hooks, reverberating guitars and skilled song craft feature the soulful vocals of Hana Brenecki blended with the judicious smoky drawl of Jessie-Lee’s telecaster creating something unique and exciting.

Rising from the ashes of seven piece honky tonk outfit, The Sloe Ruin, Hana and Jessie-Lee formed a desire to continue making music together under this new guise as a duo. Their commitment to honest live performance has seem them pack out bars both at home and interstate, delighting audiences with unaffected on-stage chemistry and fiercely original music. They have earned support slots with the likes of Sam Outlaw (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Henry Wagons, Ruby Boots and Grammy winner Jason Isbell (USA).

With a two track A-side release under their belt, Hana and Jessie-Lee are pushing even harder on the strength of their new full length album set for release in April 2017 with and east coast album launch tour to take place through April and May.

The impending ten track album Southlands was recorded in Melbourne with Paul Maybury at Secret Location Sound Recorders, produced by Graveyard Train front man Nick Finch.  Hana and Finch co-wrote the album over the space of six months between Adelaide and Melbourne, collaborating ideas, and creating the sound with Jessie-Lee in the rehearsal space, along with some of Melbourne’s finest musicians, forming the full band Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits.


Small Town Romance

Like Country Music pied pipers Small town Romance continue to collect fans of the real-deal country music wherever they go. Fronted by Jim Arneman and Flora Smith who share songwriting duties, Jim a lover of narrative and Flora a lover of melody together they bring about a perfect harmony. Their recently released debut album is a self-described 'love letter to country music' that shifts seamlessly from Americana to Australiana, outlaw country to tex-mex, from country soul to rock n roll.  Since it's release Small Town Romance has been tearing up stages across the country including a string of support dates for Americana sweetheart Eilen Jewel and a run of festivals over summer.

 They will be appearing in a stripped back line up to support Hana & Jessie-Lee but you can still expect to be marvelling at their songcraft one minute and dragging your partner up to two-step the next!

 'Live Small Town Romance serve up a uniquely engrossing brand of country poeticism and hook-laden charm... Flora's preternatural ear for melody and Jim's innate lyricism make for an intoxicating formula.' Gareth Hipwell - County Update Magazine

 

Date: Sunday 21 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits- Southlands Album Launch With Special Guests: Small Town Romance (VIC)

COMA: LUKE MINNESS (WA) - DEBUT 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 22 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA: LUKE MINNESS (WA) - DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH

Wheatsheaf Hotel's 14th Birthday Bash, FEATURING: The Hushes + Aaron Thomas -

THE HUSHES

The Hushes combine the talents of blues maestro Cal Williams Jr, sultry chanteuse Emily Davis and acclaimed jazz double bassist Kory Horwood. The Hushes revive and reinterpret the enduring sounds of the Appalachian mountains, bluegrass, gospel, and folk music as they perform original songs inspired by the dark, the divine and the disturbed.

AARON THOMAS

Tasmanian-born, Sydney-bred songwriter Aaron Thomas sings about love and pain. A decade of travels took him to Spain and around the world, recording solo albums and movie soundtracks, before settling in Adelaide to produce Always a Full Moon, a beautiful collection of rich harmonies and melodies that ring with truth and purpose.

COME HELP US CELEBRATE 14 YEARS OF WHEATY GOODNESS!!


FREE ENTRY!!



 
Date: Friday 26 May
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Wheatsheaf Hotel's 14th Birthday Bash, FEATURING: The Hushes + Aaron Thomas -

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Raised By Eagles

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

 2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

 

 The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. From the wry and laconic observations of ‘The Lonely Goth’ to the wit and whimsy of ‘You Remind Me’, the soaring growl of ‘Hard Currency’ to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of ‘Sleep on Your Floor’ and ‘The Last of the Tourists’, this is a classic set of tunes performed by a loose but lovingly selected bunch of players. The album is the companion to Mick’s new book These Are the Days, a joyous autobiographical tale of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force.

 

The Book titled ‘These Are The Days’: is a book of stories that all starts with the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played. And its about the people – in the various line ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audience at the countless shows. And its about when Weddings, Parties, Anything first called it a day back in 1998 when Mick quickly realised there was no good night to go into. The book follows the stories of 31 songs, each including stories and a song chart.

 https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

 

Date: Saturday 27 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Raised By Eagles

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Raised By Eagles

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

 2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

 

 The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. From the wry and laconic observations of ‘The Lonely Goth’ to the wit and whimsy of ‘You Remind Me’, the soaring growl of ‘Hard Currency’ to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of ‘Sleep on Your Floor’ and ‘The Last of the Tourists’, this is a classic set of tunes performed by a loose but lovingly selected bunch of players. The album is the companion to Mick’s new book These Are the Days, a joyous autobiographical tale of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force.

 

The Book titled ‘These Are The Days’: is a book of stories that all starts with the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played. And its about the people – in the various line ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audience at the countless shows. And its about when Weddings, Parties, Anything first called it a day back in 1998 when Mick quickly realised there was no good night to go into. The book follows the stories of 31 songs, each including stories and a song chart.

 https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

 

Date: Sunday 28 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Raised By Eagles

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)

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

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

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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Booking Fee
The Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

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. 

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

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 

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