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

CANCELLED - SCALA - Glenn Butcher + Beast Ranger + a Scala Spotlight Act

 Few 34 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 27 January
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
CANCELLED - SCALA - Glenn Butcher + Beast Ranger + a Scala Spotlight Act

CANCELLED - All Aboard for kids with cancer - Featuring: Trainesong

Trainesong was formed primarily to showcase the original music, lyrics and poetic stories of East London born composer, singer, guitarist, Trevor Mark Raines, who has written over 300 pieces over a lifetime performing in London, The united Kingdom, Europe, and Australia.
 
This year Trevor won first place in one of the Voyager International Songwriting and performing Competition Categories as well as also being a semi finalist in several other categories. 
 
The music is topical, edgy, honest, often humourous, uplifting, and memorably personable.
 
The other members of Trainesong, John Lyons (guitar/mandolin/ vocal harmonies etc), Ron Vanderzwan (Drums/vocal harmonies/etc), and Simon Walters (Bass guitar/vocal harmonies/ etc), are all accomplished musicians in their own right and bring their lifetimes of playing, performing and musical knowledge to Trainesong, lifting it into tge tealms of eclectic rock referencing music styles akin to Yes/Genesis/Sting/Doobies/Floyd/Straits etc.
 
John, Ton and Simon have all played in many well known bands during their musical careers and are resoected musicians in their own rights and Trainesong is a co-operative result from all four members.  
 
All Aboard Trainesong!! 
 
It will be free entry with a optional donation to kids with cancer.

Date: Friday 28 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
CANCELLED - All Aboard for kids with cancer - Featuring: Trainesong

POSTPONED - The Streamliners

After their previous sold out show in Oct 2021, The Streamliners return to The Wheatsheaf Hotel for their first show for 2022 with some new material for the year ahead.

$25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 29 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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POSTPONED - The Streamliners

CANCELLED - Lisa Richards 'WTF Tour' + Jen Lush & Band

Celebrating the sharing of songs across borders. A concert featuring 2 powerful women songwriters : Lisa Richards solo and Jen Lush with her band.
Canberra based chanteuse Lisa Richards returns to the Wheaty with Jen Lush and her fabulous band in her back pocket

Lisa Richards 

With a voice described as both ferocious and sweet, and a percussive guitar style, Lisa Richards writes songs of longing, loss, love and hope. Songs steeped in musical expressiveness and lyrical succinctness, borrowing from the traditions of folk, blues and jazz with her feet firmly planted in her own musical corner of the world. Driven by a desire to be seen, to understand the world and the human condition and to share what she sees with others. 
  She has busked acapella in Kings Cross, Sydney, hung out with Debbie Harry at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and played CBGB’s in NYC. She continued to move further and further afield, living in The USA for 22 years, before returning home to Australia many years later.
  Lisa's songs have appeared on compilations, sharing the track list with heavyweights including Adele, Nina Simone and Corinne Bailey Rae. She’s performed at The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Merlefest, SXSW and CMJ. 
  Lisa’s current album “I got a Story’ is her seventh album and was recorded in NYC as Covid-19 was arriving in the world at the end of 2020.  2022 will be the year of finally sharing these new songs as she plans a year of touring this album in Australia, as well as releasing a new album "Waiting to Fly" written and recorded during the vagaries of Lockdown.  


"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." Emily Ritchie The Australian

This is a performer we will support anywhere and everywhere, in the hopes that she will catch on here and all over the world."    Bob Schetter and Marilyn Owen, venue hosts/bookers, Camarillo Cafe, California

Jen Lush www.jenlush.com

Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that hammer on your heart. Straddling the worlds of poetry, art and experimental folk rock soundscapes, Jen is a prolific maker.
  Jen Lush and her extraordinary band - James Brown, Sam Cagney, Paul Angas and Mark Seddon will be filling the room with the sounds of their new album ‘Let Loose The Beating Birds’

“..serious songs musically and lyrically, but far from being burdensome as a result, Let Loose The Beating Birds is an album which more than withstands repeated listens.  In fact, it practically insists on them.” Michael Hunter, Three D radio.

“An enchanting, otherworldly experience for listeners.” FORTE magazine

Date: Sunday 30 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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CANCELLED - Lisa Richards 'WTF Tour' + Jen Lush & Band

NO WAVE - POETRY READINGS


NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
$5 ENTRY - 7 for 7.30pm 

Date: Wednesday 2 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE - POETRY READINGS

Hussy Hicks (QLD)

Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills.

Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.

 $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Thursday 3 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Hussy Hicks (QLD)

Lazy Eye

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

Two time Australian Blues Band Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) Lazy Eye are back for an intimate evening of blues at the iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel. 
 
 “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)


Limited capacity show, booking essential!


Date: Friday 4 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
Lazy Eye

Lily & The Drum

Lily and the Drum is a Blues, Roots, Rock & Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals. 
Their live sound is rich and full and this guitar and drums duo are often mistaken for a band but there are no computers or backing tracks working in the background, just real music produced by musicians who care.
They have been described as “Honest, raw and energetic” and “A guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.  
Their shows have wowed festival audiences all over Australia.  
Following the success of their debut album “Nobody Just Like Me” and then the following albums “Welcome Change” and “Buried in Blue” the duo has constantly toured throughout Australia.
Performing countless shows, including numerous Festivals and opening for high profile artists such as The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything and Tex Perkins along with fantastic radio support for their music 
has netted the duo a strong following and solid reputation.
Their recorded performances, including their recent release “This Is Right Now”, have also captured the attention of the radio community resulting in all Four Albums making the Top 25 on the Australian Blues and Roots National Airplay Chart.

 
Date: Saturday 5 February
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Lily & The Drum

Blue Katz

Out of the cradle, endlessly rockin'... once more the venerable Blue Katz swing into action on the starry stage of the Wheatsheaf Hotel. It's a well known fact that roots music and laughter are good for the soul. Get in early as seats are limited - damn the 'Rona! 
with STEVE GOWER, STUART JAMES DAY and BILLY REGIONE

Date: Sunday 6 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Blue Katz

SCALA - Ella & Sienna + Greg Champion + a Scala Spotlight Act

 Few 34 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 10 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Ella & Sienna + Greg Champion + a Scala Spotlight Act

Tim Moore + Axe & The Ivory

Tim Moore
Born in a small town on the southern edge of the world, Tim sings 
the stories of a well-travelled heart. Having toured extensively in 
Australia and New Zealand he is at home in big theatres, small bars and 
intimate house concerts where he joins the tradition of the great 
singer-songwriter troubadours. An artist of rare depth, his shows are 
like a conversation with a good friend who makes you laugh and cry and 
question everything you know. With haunting melodies and a voice like 
cut marble, Tim is a teller of stories worth telling.

Axe & the Ivory

Indie-folk band, Axe & the Ivory, are building a reputation for their intricate guitar melodies, harmonies and song writing skills. They've recently supported artists including the John Flanagan Trio and Raised by Eagles and performed at Chilled Out and Fired Up Festival and the 500 Miles of Music Tour through regional SA. They're currently in the studio recording a new EP due for release in early 2022.


Date: Friday 11 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Tim Moore + Axe & The Ivory

Spiral Dance - Lughnassadh Show

Join Spiral Dance at the wonderful Wheaty for an evening of music and song to celebrate Lughnassadh and a bountiful harvest.
Music to rock your ancestors!

Date: Saturday 12 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance - Lughnassadh Show

Spiral Dance - Lughnassadh Show

Join Spiral Dance at the wonderful Wheaty for an evening of music and song to celebrate Lughnassadh and a bountiful harvest.
Music to rock your ancestors!

Date: Saturday 12 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Spiral Dance - Lughnassadh Show

Crooked Road + Apocalyptic Breakdown

Award winning original music, hot picking and a Crooked Road twist on a few tunes you'll recognize. 

Crooked Road are masters of bluegrass, folk, country, gospel and four part harmony. Between them and in various bands they've made 32 albums and toured Europe and Australasia. 

They're joined by Apocalyptic Breakdown with their original witty offbeat politico-folk/pop satire. Seriously funny.

Date: Sunday 13 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crooked Road + Apocalyptic Breakdown

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 18TH - MARCH 20TH

 

Date: Friday 18 February
Time: 7.00 PM
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ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022

Jacques and Madeleine

Our hapless character Jacques has proved to be his own Department of Lost and Found Love. Crossing the French speaking world on either side of the Atlantic, Jacques has taken us on an emotional journey, rendered with a palette of some of the most exquisite French songs written.

But what has Jacques learnt of love and life over 2 SOLD OUT Fringe seasons?  Will he finally find that Sally for his Harry, Edith for his Marcel? We will find out in this final installment of the Jacques Trilogy, which features more beautiful French, Quebecois and Cajun songs than you can point a baguette at.

Featuring the fabulous 6 piece Les Flâneurs Volants.

★★★★★ "Energetic, Funny, Expressive, Talented" weekendnotes.com

★★★★ "a fun, light-hearted evening of French chanson" Matilda Marseillaise

FULL - $35 - CONC/CHILD - $30 

ON THE DOOR - $40/35

Date: Friday 18 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
Book Online
Booking Fee
Jacques and Madeleine

Jacques and Madeleine

Our hapless character Jacques has proved to be his own Department of Lost and Found Love. Crossing the French speaking world on either side of the Atlantic, Jacques has taken us on an emotional journey, rendered with a palette of some of the most exquisite French songs written.

But what has Jacques learnt of love and life over 2 SOLD OUT Fringe seasons?  Will he finally find that Sally for his Harry, Edith for his Marcel? We will find out in this final installment of the Jacques Trilogy, which features more beautiful French, Quebecois and Cajun songs than you can point a baguette at.

Featuring the fabulous 6 piece Les Flâneurs Volants.

★★★★★ "Energetic, Funny, Expressive, Talented" weekendnotes.com

★★★★ "a fun, light-hearted evening of French chanson" Matilda Marseillaise

FULL - $35 - CONC/CHILD - $30 

ON THE DOOR - $40/35

Date: Saturday 19 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $35
Book Online
Booking Fee
Jacques and Madeleine

Jacques and Madeleine

Our hapless character Jacques has proved to be his own Department of Lost and Found Love. Crossing the French speaking world on either side of the Atlantic, Jacques has taken us on an emotional journey, rendered with a palette of some of the most exquisite French songs written.

But what has Jacques learnt of love and life over 2 SOLD OUT Fringe seasons?  Will he finally find that Sally for his Harry, Edith for his Marcel? We will find out in this final installment of the Jacques Trilogy, which features more beautiful French, Quebecois and Cajun songs than you can point a baguette at.

Featuring the fabulous 6 piece Les Flâneurs Volants.

★★★★★ "Energetic, Funny, Expressive, Talented" weekendnotes.com

★★★★ "a fun, light-hearted evening of French chanson" Matilda Marseillaise

FULL - $35 - CONC/CHILD - $30 

ON THE DOOR - $40/35

Date: Saturday 19 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
Book Online
Booking Fee
Jacques and Madeleine

A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Texas and Carolina with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Texas blues guitarists such as Leadbelly, Blind Willie Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin' Hopkins and Carolina blues guitarists including Reverend Gary Davis, Elizabeth Cotton, Blind Boy Fuller, Scrapper Blackwell, Clara Smith and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 20 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Mississippi and Georgia with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Mississippi blues guitarists such as Tommy McLennan, JB Lenoir, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie and Georgia blues guitarists including BBQ Bob, Blind Willie McTell, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, Kokomo Arnold, Ma Rainey and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide 

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 20 February
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

COMA - Unarmed Ensemble + Bonnie Aue' 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.

 Tix - $20 - members $12

 

Date: Monday 21 February
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Unarmed Ensemble + Bonnie Aue' Quartet

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Thursday 24 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Friday 25 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Saturday 26 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Texas and Carolina with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Texas blues guitarists such as Leadbelly, Blind Willie Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin' Hopkins and Carolina blues guitarists including Reverend Gary Davis, Elizabeth Cotton, Blind Boy Fuller, Scrapper Blackwell, Clara Smith and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 27 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Mississippi and Georgia with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Mississippi blues guitarists such as Tommy McLennan, JB Lenoir, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie and Georgia blues guitarists including BBQ Bob, Blind Willie McTell, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, Kokomo Arnold, Ma Rainey and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide 

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 27 February
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

NO WAVE - POETRY READINGS


NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
$5 ENTRY - 7 for 7.30pm 

Date: Wednesday 2 March
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE - POETRY READINGS

The Backyarders + Soursob Bob

The Backyarders are back after two sold out Fringe seasons!

The musical equivalent of a sausage on bread at your local hardware store, The Backyarders' high-energy folk/rock meets Soursob Bob’s laconic urban poetry and The Public Servants' punk attitude to produce two very special shows as Aussie as Vegemite.

The Backyarders will entertain you for two consecutive evenings.

Thursday they are joined by Soursob Bob presenting: The Soursob Bob Tribute Show Experience! Even better than the real thing! 

Friday they share the stage with The Public Servants: Adelaide's premier public servant-themed novelty band with equal measures of humour, harmonies and happiness. 

Be prepared for camels, hills hoists, flexitime, fairy bread, and burnouts in a government car!

Get your tix before they sell out!

FULL - $25 - CONC - $20 

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Thursday 3 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Backyarders + Soursob Bob

The Backyarders + The Public Servants!

The Backyarders are back after two sold out Fringe seasons!

The musical equivalent of a sausage on bread at your local hardware store, The Backyarders' high-energy folk/rock meets Soursob Bob’s laconic urban poetry and The Public Servants' punk attitude to produce two very special shows as Aussie as Vegemite.

The Backyarders will entertain you for two consecutive evenings.

Thursday they are joined by Soursob Bob presenting: The Soursob Bob Tribute Show Experience! Even better than the real thing! 

Friday they share the stage with The Public Servants: Adelaide's premier public servant-themed novelty band with equal measures of humour, harmonies and happiness. 

Be prepared for camels, hills hoists, flexitime, fairy bread, and burnouts in a government car!

Get your tix before they sell out!

FULL - $25 - CONC - $20 

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Friday 4 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Backyarders + The Public Servants!

Take Me To The River with Kings & Associates, Nick Kipridis & Snooks La Vie

K&A's, 3 x Aust BMA winners, have been touring internationally for 5 years. Regulars at festivals such as Broadbeach, Womadelaide, Wangaratta, the Kings’ breakout year came in 2019 performing at a series of major US festivals with artists such as Buddy Guy, Kingfish, and Trombone Shorty.

Nikko & Snooks are an institution having been performing as a duo for 10 years. The combination of 2 extraordinary vocalists has created a truly unique sound that has captivated audiences across the globe. 

Together, these 2 amazing acts perform on stage together singing some of the most iconic gospel blues tunes of the ages. Featuring artists such as Blind Willie Johnson, Mavis Staples, and Skip James, along with tunes of their own , it is an inspired performance of ‘religious experience’!!

 FULL - $27.50 + BF
 
ON THE DOOR - $35
 
Date: Saturday 5 March
Time: 3.30 PM
Cost: $27
Book Online
Booking Fee
Take Me To The River with Kings & Associates, Nick Kipridis & Snooks La Vie

Take Me To The River with Kings & Associates, Nick Kipridis & Snooks La Vie

K&A's, 3 x Aust BMA winners, have been touring internationally for 5 years. Regulars at festivals such as Broadbeach, Womadelaide, Wangaratta, the Kings’ breakout year came in 2019 performing at a series of major US festivals with artists such as Buddy Guy, Kingfish, and Trombone Shorty.

Nikko & Snooks are an institution having been performing as a duo for 10 years. The combination of 2 extraordinary vocalists has created a truly unique sound that has captivated audiences across the globe. 

Together, these 2 amazing acts perform on stage together singing some of the most iconic gospel blues tunes of the ages. Featuring artists such as Blind Willie Johnson, Mavis Staples, and Skip James, along with tunes of their own , it is an inspired performance of ‘religious experience’!!

 FULL - $27.50 + BF
 
ON THE DOOR - $35
 
Date: Saturday 5 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $27
Book Online
Booking Fee
Take Me To The River with Kings & Associates, Nick Kipridis & Snooks La Vie

A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Texas and Carolina with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Texas blues guitarists such as Leadbelly, Blind Willie Johnson, Mance Lipscomb, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lightnin' Hopkins and Carolina blues guitarists including Reverend Gary Davis, Elizabeth Cotton, Blind Boy Fuller, Scrapper Blackwell, Clara Smith and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 6 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Texas and Carolina Blues

A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

Travel back to the early blues years of Mississippi and Georgia with this multi-award winning blues trio featuring Cal Williams Jr (vocals/guitar), Kory Horwood (double-bass/vocals) and Mary Trees (percussion/vocals). Explore the music of Mississippi blues guitarists such as Tommy McLennan, JB Lenoir, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Memphis Minnie and Georgia blues guitarists including BBQ Bob, Blind Willie McTell, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee, Kokomo Arnold, Ma Rainey and more.

★★★★★ InDaily

★★★★★ "Exceptional musicianship" Clothesline"

★★★★½ "A smooth and assured performance" Radio Adelaide

"Cal Williams Jr is an excellent performer and this is a top show" 5MBS

★★★★½ "These gigs are a musical delight. Passion and knowledge ooze out of every pore" GlamAdelaide 

FULL - $25 - CONC - $22

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Sunday 6 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Mississippi and Georgia Blues

COMA - Stephen Neville Quintet + Alex Taylor 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.

 Tix - $20 - members $12

 

Date: Monday 7 March
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
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COMA - Stephen Neville Quintet + Alex Taylor Quintet

Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

From Brisbane to taking a chance in London, record deals, lineup changes and breakups, The Go-Betweens gave us some of the most creative songs of the 80's. Cattle and Cane and Streets of Your Town have become part of Australian folklore. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed a friendship at University, started a band and took on the world, with the exceptional Lindy Morrison on drums, and later Amanda Brown on violin. The Go-Betweens story unfolded.

Following their sellout ★★★★ Triffids Tribute show at last years Fringe, a stellar group of local musicians have carefully recreated songs and researched stories to continue the Australian theme with The Music of the Go-Betweens.

FULL - $25 - CONC - $20

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Wednesday 9 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

From Brisbane to taking a chance in London, record deals, lineup changes and breakups, The Go-Betweens gave us some of the most creative songs of the 80's. Cattle and Cane and Streets of Your Town have become part of Australian folklore. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed a friendship at University, started a band and took on the world, with the exceptional Lindy Morrison on drums, and later Amanda Brown on violin. The Go-Betweens story unfolded.

Following their sellout ★★★★ Triffids Tribute show at last years Fringe, a stellar group of local musicians have carefully recreated songs and researched stories to continue the Australian theme with The Music of the Go-Betweens.

FULL - $25 - CONC - $20

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Thursday 10 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

From Brisbane to taking a chance in London, record deals, lineup changes and breakups, The Go-Betweens gave us some of the most creative songs of the 80's. Cattle and Cane and Streets of Your Town have become part of Australian folklore. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan formed a friendship at University, started a band and took on the world, with the exceptional Lindy Morrison on drums, and later Amanda Brown on violin. The Go-Betweens story unfolded.

Following their sellout ★★★★ Triffids Tribute show at last years Fringe, a stellar group of local musicians have carefully recreated songs and researched stories to continue the Australian theme with The Music of the Go-Betweens.

FULL - $25 - CONC - $20

ON THE DOOR - $30/25

Date: Friday 11 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Streets of Your Town - Music of the Go-Betweens

The Dark Seeds

A band of Adelaide musicians, playing the music of Nick Cave, including The Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party and Grinderman. Their very own versions featuring the power and feeling of Australia's master songwriter.

FULL - $21 - CONC - $16 + BF

ON THE DOOR - $25/20


Date: Saturday 12 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $22
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The Dark Seeds

Penelope: New Work by Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker

During the height of Summer 2021/2022, two of South Australia's celebrated contemporary folk songwriters slip away to complete two weeks of intensive reflection and collaboration, unsure of the level of magic that would arise, yet certain that it would. Come witness the exquisitely powerful results. This is Penelope. 

Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker weave their individually distinctive voices and characterful, expansive songwriting with inflections of folk, pop and alt-country through this new collaborative project to both hold their listeners close and transport them to new worlds.

FULL - $25

ON THE DOOR - $30

Date: Sunday 13 March
Time: 2.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Penelope: New Work by Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker

Penelope: New Work by Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker

During the height of Summer 2021/2022, two of South Australia's celebrated contemporary folk songwriters slip away to complete two weeks of intensive reflection and collaboration, unsure of the level of magic that would arise, yet certain that it would. Come witness the exquisitely powerful results. This is Penelope. 

Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker weave their individually distinctive voices and characterful, expansive songwriting with inflections of folk, pop and alt-country through this new collaborative project to both hold their listeners close and transport them to new worlds.

FULL - $25

ON THE DOOR - $30

Date: Sunday 13 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Penelope: New Work by Naomi Keyte and Cookie Baker

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Thursday 17 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Friday 18 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

After 11 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back with a whole new show! As always, they'll be busting out their ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion & some big-ass bass. This year's theme is 'The Alphabet' - all songs have been chosen from numerous artists or bands listed from A-Z. Abc's - Next time won't uke sing with me?
 
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!


Date: Saturday 19 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Alphabet Uke

BlueSunday

Round out your Fringe with a cruisy bluesy Sunday with a blast from two of Adelaide's blues-and-roots oriented bands. Featuring smooth & swampy groovesters The Furball Express, and the toe tappin' sounds of Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend.

2 bands – 2 different collections of eclectic stompin’ blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - acoustic-driven blues from across the decades. From traditional scratchy lo-fi with a swampy groove – think Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, and Tom Waits. 

Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend – foot stompin', boogie blues music, played on guitars made from cigar boxes, hubcaps and other repurposed stuff. 

Settle back and enjoy the fun.....

FULL - $35 - CONC - $25

ON THE DOOR - $40/30

Date: Sunday 20 March
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $35
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BlueSunday

BlueSunday

Round out your Fringe with a cruisy bluesy Sunday with a blast from two of Adelaide's blues-and-roots oriented bands. Featuring smooth & swampy groovesters The Furball Express, and the toe tappin' sounds of Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend.

2 bands – 2 different collections of eclectic stompin’ blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - acoustic-driven blues from across the decades. From traditional scratchy lo-fi with a swampy groove – think Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, and Tom Waits. 

Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend – foot stompin', boogie blues music, played on guitars made from cigar boxes, hubcaps and other repurposed stuff. 

Settle back and enjoy the fun.....

FULL - $35 - CONC - $25

ON THE DOOR - $40/30

Date: Sunday 20 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $35
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BlueSunday