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

David Bridie (VIC)

David Bridie enjoys a distinguished career as a songwriter, composer & producer.

From the global impact of his early groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake to his ongoing work as a solo artist and soundtrack composer David is renowned as an innovator and a collaborator. His contribution was recognised by The Australia Council’s Don Banks Award in 2019, joining a long list of accolades David has collected across three decades of commitment to his craft and his community.

As a producer Bridie has worked with Christine Anu on her debut album “Stylin Up”; Archie Roach on his acclaimed “Jamu Dreaming” record; as well as projects with Frank Yamma, George Telek, Emily Wurramara and many others.

As a screen composer David has scored numerous international and Australian films, television series and documentaries earning multiple AFI/AACTA and Screen Music awards. 

David has been deeply immersed in Melanesian music since 1990 when Not Drowning Waving collaborated with George Telek and the musicians of Rabaul to create the seminal album Tabaran, marking the beginning of David & George’s long friendship and a collaboration that was documented in the film "Abebe Butterfly Song" which featured at the 2023 Melbourne International Film Festival.

David released his sixth solo album in 2023, a collaborative spoken word record featuring 14 writers, and which has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize.  

TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Friday 19 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
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David Bridie (VIC)

ARBA Presents Winter Blues "Harp Attack!"

The latest in our acclaimed "seasonal" shows at the iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel. The show will feature an all-star line-up of musicians that do not normally play together. The latest in our acclaimed "seasonal" shows at the iconic Wheatsheaf Hotel. The show will feature an all-star line-up of musicians that do not normally play together.

Featuring three top notch blues harmonica players backed by a rhythm section made up of three of Adelaide’s best, this showcase gig will be a cracker!

This will be a one-off, never-to-be-repeated show! 

 

HARP ATTACK! 

 Line-up:

Vocals and harp:

Amin Slee

Bobby Blues

Mark Winston

Guitar: Michael Hutton

Bass: Jack Mouhalos

Drums: Enrico Morena

 

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

 

Date: Saturday 20 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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ARBA Presents Winter Blues "Harp Attack!"

A Night of Original Songwriting featuring - Aaron Thomas Trio + Tom West + Erin Mairead

Aaron Thomas is a Tasmanian born; Sydney bred songwriter who spent 10 years in Madrid, Spain where he released 3 albums (Follow the Elephants, Made of Wood and The Blues and Greens) as well as an EP (Splinter EP) and film soundtrack (Viaje a Surtsey) before relocating to Adelaide, South Australia in 2016. His second album, Made of Wood, was recorded in Iceland and produced by Valgeir Sigurddson (Bjork, Bonnie Prince Billy, Sam Amidon, Coco Rosie, Feist..) Aaron has performed at international music festivals such as SXSW (Austin), CMJ (New York), Popkomm (Berlin), London’s Concrete and Glass as well as appearing at WOMAdelaide in 2017. He and the band recorded the EP (Always a Full Moon) at Mixmasters studio in South Australia in 2017. Aaron has recently released his fourth full length studio album 'Human Patterns' which has been getting Radio play all over the world as well as receiving great reviews from music press such as Americana UK, B Side Guys, Aus Music Scene, Up to Hear music, Aipate and many more . Musical influences include Bonnie Prince Billy, Feist, Roy Orbison, Andy Shauf, Father John Misty, Elvis Perkins, Andrew Bird. Big Thief.

Tom West is a singer, guitarist & songwriter performing with a distinctive, androgynous vocal style, finger-picked guitars, stories intricately woven into music for immersive shows.

Erin Baby Mo is an Adelaide-based solo artist who has written and performed music for several years. In addition to the first release of her songs last December, Erin has been writing and working in collaboration with other local artists. Her style is inspired by modern sounds of Lana Del Rey and The Marias, and she hopes to create a musical style reminiscent of 1970’s love ballads meets acoustic pop.

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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A Night of Original Songwriting featuring - Aaron Thomas Trio + Tom West + Erin Mairead

Sympathy Orchestra

Sympathy orchestra are a group of respected muscians playing original music, encompassing Rock, Jazz, Folk & Blues. SO have released four albums and have played significant concerts as part of the Festival Of Arts and The Fringe and were involved in the soundtrack to the motion picture ‘Tracker’.

Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra

Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch (ARVO SHOW)

Dave Graney and Clare Moore have in recent years been swinging between song focused studio albums (like this one) and more band focused rock albums, (like their previous set In A Mistly). (strangely)(emotional) is so carefully titled because that’s the age we live in. A person has to be sure and careful of their words. It’s a sensitive area, the world, in 2024. Even though it is also brutal , viral and violent all at once. (The ground we walk upon is contested and just holding together with surface tension). So the words are quarantined from each other, in parentheses so as not to be qualifying or commenting on the other.


The words are rich, playful and very personal.


The album comes after a year where Graney and Moore toured the country to joy and acclaim with their 90s band Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes. This album was cooking away in the background all the while. Join them for this special Adelaide performance to launch the album!

TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $35
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Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch (ARVO SHOW)

Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch

Dave Graney and Clare Moore have in recent years been swinging between song focused studio albums (like this one) and more band focused rock albums, (like their previous set In A Mistly). (strangely)(emotional) is so carefully titled because that’s the age we live in. A person has to be sure and careful of their words. It’s a sensitive area, the world, in 2024. Even though it is also brutal , viral and violent all at once. (The ground we walk upon is contested and just holding together with surface tension). So the words are quarantined from each other, in parentheses so as not to be qualifying or commenting on the other.


The words are rich, playful and very personal.


The album comes after a year where Graney and Moore toured the country to joy and acclaim with their 90s band Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes. This album was cooking away in the background all the while. Join them for this special Adelaide performance to launch the album!

TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $35
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Dave Graney & Clare Moore Album Launch

The Yearlings & The Stable Hands Revisit Their 2010 'Sweet Runaway' Album

Recreating their 2010 album, Sweet Runaway in full, with BJ Barker on Drums and Mark Seddon on Bass Guitar.

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

The couple have an undeniable connection, the chemistry evident in their performance makes it feel like magic. There is an intangible quality to their set that draws you in completely.


Their current album ‘Luck’, mixed by Chris Shaw in Austin TX (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow) and produced by Lucie Thorne, took out the 2023 Roots Album of the Year (Adelaide Blues & Roots Association). Their music is intimate, raw and powerful, producing a new strain of acoustic music, siting somewhere between folk, blues, and country. 

This is a simplistic comparison however, Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson have their own distinct identity - their songs speak directly to an Australian experience and despite their performances being completely stripped back to voice and  guitars, they have a distinct hypnotic groove that is irresistible.

TIX - $20 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 28 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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The Yearlings & The Stable Hands Revisit Their 2010 'Sweet Runaway' Album

Surf Records Presents: Third Person Disguise + Kim Orchard

Showcasing Surf Records fresh talent featuring Third Person Disguise and Kim Orchard.
 
With Third Person Disguise's unique blend of genres stitched with serious songwriting chops and Kim Orchard's soulful and moving performances, this is one you won't want to miss.
 
Mark your calendars and bring your friends for a night of amazing live music with Surf Records.. and the best beers on tap this side of town!
 
Third Person Disguise - Pseudo-psychedelic indie rock 
Kim Orchard - Blues/folk/rock
Date: Friday 2 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Surf Records Presents: Third Person Disguise + Kim Orchard

The Get Down Revolution

At The Get Down Revolution, our mission is clear: we exist to make you move to the rhythm of the funk.

Our infectious beats and dynamic performances are designed to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor. When you step into our world of funk, soul, and groove, expect an unforgettable musical journey that’ll have you dancing like nobody’s watching.

So, put on your dancing shoes, and let the rhythm take control. Join us for a night of fun on the dance floor – because we’re here to make you dance!


Date: Saturday 3 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Get Down Revolution

fOUR (NYC) + STAC (QLD)

The Grammy Nominated multi-instrumentalist has created a project that is a truly ambitious take on going solo. Wood is playing everything — analog synths, drums, bass, guitar and vocals —at the same time! As well, he’s recording every song in one pass with no overdubs, click track or pre-recorded backing tracks.

“That’s why it’s called fOUR, because it’s me with four limbs playing four instruments at once.” fOUR veers from complex, space-y prog rock to electronic-tinged instrumentals.

TIX - $45 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 4 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $40
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fOUR (NYC) + STAC (QLD)

COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2024!

 

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

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

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $12


Date: Monday 5 August
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2024!

SA Poetry Month Showcase: Emergence

From budding talents to seasoned wordsmiths, join us for the return of our annual Poetry Month event where we showcase the captivating storytellers shaping the poetry landscape in SA. Immerse yourself in live performances as the writers deliver their unique interpretation of the theme of 'emergence'.

Hosted by Dominic Guerrera and Gemma Parker, featuring Arantza Garcia, Tikari Rigney, Jelena Dinić and Wallis Prophet.

Presented by Red Room Poetry in partnership with Writers SA, supported by No Wave Poetry.'

FREE ENTRY

Date: Wednesday 7 August
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
SA Poetry Month Showcase: Emergence

Soulbird + Ms Chipeta

Soulbird are a dynamic, four-piece band comprising members with their own distinctive, unique sound. Focusing on soulful melodies and funky rhythms, Soulbird draw inspiration from the human experience and authenticity.

Lilli Collins, singer and guitarist, delivers raw and powerful vocals drawing inspiration from the early Blues and Soul era along with ethereal guitar melodies. Stew Jnr, guitarist and singer, drives the rhythm section using haunting, ambient sounds grounded in Psychedelia from his electric and lap steel slide guitar. John Blunk, bass, brings a wealth of experience as a world-travelled musician and has explored many genres ranging from Scandinavian Folk to Contemporary Rock. James Owen, drummer, whether it’s slow and steady or hard-hitting, delivers his own signature style which continually steers Soulbird’s sound to an energetic level.

Soulbird aim to push their boundaries and carve their own path so that they remain true to their sound without being pigeon-holed.


Date: Friday 9 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Soulbird + Ms Chipeta

Telling Stories - An Evening with Jen Lush, Jemma Nicole & Rosie Roberts

Jen Lush:

Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her dynamic, intimate and adventurous new music. With influences ranging from Feist, Iron & Wine, Anais Mitchell, these are tender folk songs flung into evocative, experimental rock infused soundscapes with storytelling at the centre taking Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW, WA and Tasmania.

After a decade with folk band Cat Dog Bird, and her debut solo album of poem songs 'The Night’s Insomnia', Jen and her band-folk (James Brown, Paul Angas, Sam Cagney and Mark Seddon) released ‘Let Loose The Beating Birds’ (2021) and brand new album ‘Hum of the mettle’ in August this year.

 
Jemma Nicole:

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole’s gritty country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine Nick Cave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glenn Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. You’re getting close. She’s a bluegrass balladeer an Appalachian angel whose song writing is a storytelling that is completely mesmerising.
Jemma creates music with a force of thought rarely heard in today's music world, her songwriting captures the forlorn and broken while insight-fully cataloguing the determined and hopeful, it's a true examination of the soul.
 
Rosie Roberts:
 
Rosie is one fifth of local indie-folk band Axe & the Ivory. She recently toured with the band to Woodford Folk Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival and is excited to road test a few new songs at this gig, accompanied by her talented friend, Ben Lovell.


Date: Saturday 10 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Telling Stories - An Evening with Jen Lush, Jemma Nicole & Rosie Roberts

Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

In Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, singer, songwriter, guitarist and guitar maker from Adelaide, Australia, Don Morrison teams up with his two sons, Eddie on the double bass, and Jake on lead guitar. They’ve taught  him some new chords and brought him into the 21st century. Along with long time comrade Andy Przygonski on drums, this quartet makes up Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, one of the finest original bands this country has heard for quite a while.

"I'm convinced that Don Morrison really is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced."  Stuart Coupe

Date: Sunday 11 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

Secondhand Book Sale!

The Wheaty's World Famous Secondhand Book Sale!

Loads of books to suit all persuasions; Including Australiana, novels, poetry, military, kids, kitch & more...

Come on in for a book or three, and stay for a beer

2 - 6PM in The Tin Shed

Date: Saturday 17 August
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Secondhand Book Sale!

Sturt Avenue + Katie Pomery + Maisie B

Sturt Avenue is an indie folk family band led by SCALA award-winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden. Hailing from the Adelaide hills, Bryn has been crafting heartfelt indie folk songs that explore themes of love, loss, and a peculiar nostalgia for days that may never have truly existed. Supporting Bryn in this musical journey are his father, John, and dear friends Bryce Lehmann on drums and Dave Thompson on keys and accordion.

Katie Pomery is a singer songwriter on Kaurna land who places the small things in the bigger picture. Having supported the likes of Hatchie (BNE), Haley Mary (MELB) and Jack Davies (PER), Katie is excited for more people around Australia to hear her music.

Maisie B is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist who weaves together the favourite elements of folk, jazz and indie pop into songs that are texturally rich and emotionally charged. Maisie has an expansive musical resume; she has been performing her original music in Adelaide since 2017, initially as a soloist, and has supported many notable local acts. The 7 piece Maisie B band is set to release a brand new EP in 2024, a project supported by the Helpmann Academy that exists in the centre of the Venn diagram of First Aid Kit, Fleetwood Mac and Yebba.

Date: Saturday 17 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sturt Avenue + Katie Pomery + Maisie B

Green Circles + Bridget Fahey & The Bone Rattlers

Green Circles are back on the starry stage to feature their garage/psych songs from their forthcoming fifth album due for release later in the year. They will also be revisiting material from their early albums.
 
Joining them will be Bridget Fahey and the Bone Rattlers with their tales of beer, sweat & tears.
 
Date: Sunday 18 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Green Circles + Bridget Fahey & The Bone Rattlers

COMA - Lachlan McGargills Beyond Band + Test Pressing

 

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

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

 $20 ENTRY - MEMBERS $12


Date: Monday 19 August
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Lachlan McGargills Beyond Band + Test Pressing

Day for Caroline + Gilly & Bede

Day for Caroline are a five-piece Alternative folk rock band hailing from Adelaide, South Australia. Formed in the basements of Adelaide University, Jack Willsmore, William Joyner, Solomon Young and Jack Barton began playing and writing together during their first year of studies.Early in 2024, they expanded their lineup to include Lily Appelt which in turn meant that the group could now include keyboard as part of their sound.

Treading paths laid by influential Rock names such as Velvet Underground and Wilco, the band’s sound combines folk melodies with hearty rock grooves and abstract storytelling. They released their self-produced debut EP, “You won’t feel this way tomorrow” in November 2023.

 

Date: Friday 23 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Day for Caroline + Gilly & Bede

Dallas Frasca 'Force of Nature' Album Tour + Fazz & Mannix

A fierce and authentic collection of songs from the dazzling mind of Melbourne roots rock icon Dallas Frasca, the upcoming new solo album Force of Nature (out July 19) is set to truly be a genuine sonic force to be reckoned with, journeying between towering highs and glossy reprieves with unbridled power and passion. And if the confirmation of a solo Dallas Frasca album today isn’t enough, a horde of live shows to come, starting this August. 
 
Garnering praise with a career spanning close to two decades, Dallas Frasca has been named everything from “the most powerful female voice in Australian rock” (RockPit) through to “one of the best frontwomen in the business” (Upside Down News), and also scored the seal of approval from Guns N’ Roses’ very own Slash along the way. Renowned for her electrifying onstage presence and guitar-slinging prowess, the new era for Dallas Frasca as a solo artist has only heightened her sonic might, now also arming her with both electric and acoustic guitars, a live loop pedal and staggering vulnerability and authenticity that flows throughout her brand of roots/rock. Whether placing in the top three of the International Songwriting Competition, snagging a theme song and worldwide sync on the popular TV series Bondi Ink, collaborating with Ugly Kid Joe or charting internationally, Dallas Frasca has also enamoured onstage at the likes of Bluesfest, Falls Festival, Woodford, was invited to fill in the shoes of Peter Garrett and fronted Midnight Oil for an Amnesty International event and also wowed at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in front of 1.5 billion viewers in 2018. And while critical and fan acclaim has followed Dallas Frasca throughout her career, it’s in 2024 that this talented creative has leant into the unknown and emerged triumphant, armed with the aptly titled Force of Nature. “Growing my wings as a solo artist has been the most challenging, vulnerable, raw, and empowering endeavour I have embarked on to date,” shares Dallas. “Hats off to all the solo artists out there. It’s given me an unwavering purpose and direction. This new body of work is by far the proudest achievement of my life thus far, I’m so excited to share it with everyone. There is so much to come and I look forward to revealing a showcase of my growth as an artist and songwriter.” 
 
Fans can catch Dallas Frasca on the road later this year following the release of Force of Nature, kicking off on Friday August 2 in Scarborough, Western Australia, with tour dates spanning across the country well into November. Force of Nature is due out on Friday July 19. Pre-order here: Merch | Dallas Frasca (bandcamp.com) 
 
TIX - $40 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
 
Date: Sunday 25 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Dallas Frasca 'Force of Nature' Album Tour + Fazz & Mannix

Down Under - The Songs That Shaped Australia

The multi award-winning live music sensation, Down Under - The Songs That Shaped Australia, is heading to Edinburgh in August but we don’t want our special Adelaide audiences to miss out on the music so we’re putting on a very special Father’s Day performance at The Wheaty on Sunday 1 September. Strictly limited tickets!

This is a celebration of Aussie hit-makers and songs that spurred change throughout history. Australian music is vast and varied. It captures the beauty and brutality of the land with storytelling at the forefront. With powerhouse vocals by acclaimed songstress Michelle Pearson with Jessica Bigg and an incredible five-piece band featuring Sam Millar, Luke Ciaramella, Michael Ciaramella, Brendan Williams and led by co-writer and musical director Aaron Nash. Don’t miss this nostalgic homecoming which will have you on your feet with classics from INXS, Paul Kelly, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, ACDC, Tina Arena and more, while reminiscing about Australia's musical history and the artists' guts and determination.

TIX - $45 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 1 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $40
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Down Under - The Songs That Shaped Australia