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

Quebec Echo + Eyrie

Quebec Echo has crafted their own brand of vintage-style pop which aims to spark a sense of playful nostalgia. Drawing from influences such as Stella Donelly, Radiohead, and Stevie Wonder, they don’t shy away from memorable, direct melodies, while still maintaining innovative attention to detail. Their forthcoming debut album Not the Lark will be released in 2021.


Date: Friday 6 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Quebec Echo + Eyrie

Kaurna Cronin & Band with special guest Kelly Menhennett

Kaurna Cronin is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter and folk rock artist who tours globally performing his swag of deep and inventive songs. A captivating entertainer performing among a full band outfit Cronin combines pure folk traditions with an inventive, modern approach; always seeking to push the folk genre to new heights.

 His artistry in combing emotive soundscapes with intelligent and earnest lyrics in the tradition of folk troubadours who are storytellers first and foremost has seen him awarded Folk Alliance Australia 'Artist Of The Year', National Folk Festival 'Youth Award' among a number of other songwriting and performing accolades. Cronin has released six albums and mustered 700+ European performances in previous years proving he is an artist well poised to keep folk moving into the future.

 Cronin's knack for timeless sentiment and rich imagery in his songs, his relentless touring schedule including performances at major festivals Woodford Folk Festival, Rudolstadt Festival (DE), Port Fairy Folk Festival, Valkhof Festival (NL) and National Folk Festival and his truly artistic approach to sharing story and song have cemented him as an artist for this moment; setting him at the cutting edge of contemporary folk.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/r1pcbkvRzpE  

Date: Saturday 7 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Kaurna Cronin & Band with special guest Kelly Menhennett

Wood Works performed by Emma, Lachlan, Linda and Gemma + Belinda Gehlert

Emma, Lachlan, Linda and Gemma can all regularly be found on stage with the ASO, back stage with a cup of tea or at home adhering to various stages of government restrictions. Together they have toured Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia with large groups of musicians, but recently, have discovered the joy and social-distancing potential of playing string quartets in Adelaide!

Date: Sunday 8 August
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $0
Wood Works performed by Emma, Lachlan, Linda and Gemma + Belinda Gehlert

SCALA - JOSH FORNER + MODE + Scala Spotlight Acts

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

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

Date: Thursday 12 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - JOSH FORNER + MODE + Scala Spotlight Acts

The Idea of Light + Scotty & Andrew

Friday the 13th: unlucky? Hell no!

 After dynamiting the Gov, Metro and Grace Emily earlier this year, Friday 13 August sees The Idea of Light coming for that bastion of sophisticated, glamorously louche yet strangely wholesome musical excellence, the Wheaty. 

The Idea of Light are:

the strangely luminous Jack Robins: voice, 6 and 12 string guitars, songs

the seductively diaphanous Craig (Max) Rodda: drums

the softly glowing Gerry Barrett: 6 and 12 string guitars, voice

the disturbingly incandescent Mick Ridge: bass, voice.

 Described by their publicist as ‘an indie pop/rock experience of a lustrous, velvety specialness that makes even the mostest specialest special species of speciality from the University of Extra-Specialness, Specialville, seem only mildly special by comparison’ and by the neighbours as ‘those noisy bastards’, The Idea of Light offer twin 12-string guitar jangle overload, a mean rhythm section and loads of groovy original tunes.

 New tunes! New harmonies! New shirts! Come see the carnival!

’TIOL will be joined by special guests Scotty and Andrew, a new acoustic duo whose members have a long background in the Adelaide indie scene, having played with the likes of the Dust Collection and the Handmedowns.


Date: Friday 13 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Idea of Light + Scotty & Andrew

ARBA Presents Winter Blues

With Dave Blight, Nathan Dawson, Mark Winston, J.J Fields, Jack Mouhalos, Peter Tsounis & Mario Marino.
 
ARBA continues its run of acclaimed Seasonal Shows with another unique, all-star line-up, including a 3 pronged harp attack!
Do not miss this one-off show, buy tickets now as these shows always sell-out!

$35 on the door (if available)

Date: Saturday 14 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA Presents Winter Blues

Ben Salter (TAS)

Tasmanian based songwriter and performer of eclectic acoustic-electronic sci fi folk jazz music Ben Salter is going on a solo tour around Australia in August.

 It’s obviously been a while since Salter trod the boards nationally, what with the thing that’s ongoing that we won’t continue to name. But he’s been busy nonetheless. For the past six months Salter has been on display in the bowels of the Museum of Old & New Art (Mona) in Hobart, writing, recording, and performing daily for the punters in his own installation entitled BEN SALTER IMPORT EXPORT. He’s also found time to release a new album “Live In Japan” on vinyl, as well as a steady stream of other material via his Patreon page.  All this, plus streaming concerts from his shed, chopping wood, swimming in the cold ocean, getting married and performing regularly on the not-mainland. 

 Now, with his tenure at Mona coming to an end, he is once again free to traverse the airports and small-to-medium sized bars of Australia, global shitstorm notwithstanding.

 Salter will be performing a bunch of material from his last two albums “The Mythic Plane” and “Summer of The Loud Birds”, the latter having been released just prior to the aforementioned thing and thus not having been sufficiently aired; as well as the usual mix of feelings based near misses, emotional deep thrusts, and existential meanderings that have bonded him for life to his cult-like following.

Get your tickets now!

$30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 15 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $22
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Ben Salter (TAS)

COMA - Pascoe & Martin present: Birds of a Feather... Synch or Swarm + N. R. Project

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 16 August
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Pascoe & Martin present: Birds of a Feather... Synch or Swarm + N. R. Project

South Season + Nathaniel Rothwell

The South Season are local Adelaide band consisting of David Lane, Michael O’Flaherty and Harry Balderstone.

As individual artists, they have been gigging extensively throughout South Australia on the pub circuit and have recently banded together to sing together with rich and folk-style harmonies.

This is their first venture into originals music. They will be performing stripped-down versions of tracks from their self-titled EP album.

Date: Friday 20 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
South Season + Nathaniel Rothwell

New Exchange + Lachlan McGargill

New Exchange has been cultivating its music for the last three years, developing an exciting and entertaining approach to jazz. All recent graduates of the James Morrison Academy, the band has performed alongside Mr Morrison and other Australian jazz icons on many occasions, including at the Sydney Opera House. The ensemble’s repertoire consists of earthy grooves, hard-swinging jazz standards and unique original compositions. The band features Aidan Efron on bass, Patrick Lefevre on sax and Ebs Daramola on drums.


Date: Saturday 21 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Exchange + Lachlan McGargill

Apocalyptic Breakdown

Songs of hope in challenging times ….

 Apocalyptic Breakdown is a local Adelaide band who sing silly songs about politics and biology; sad songs about suffering and angry songs about injustice.  They have been variously described as “political cabaret”, “twisted gospel” and most recently “Australasian” (they don’t actually know what that last one means).

 Apocalyptic Breakdown (aka the Reverend and Mrs Rowdy, Mz Ann Thrope and Smiley Face Emoji) combine their concern for social justice and environmental catastrophe with their love of art, politics and ritual to ignite a creativity bomb, exploding with absurdity and musical diversity. 

 Just think banjo, guitar, double bass, whistle, recorder, accordion four-part harmonies and an all original song line up with corresponding art works that speak to these strange and interesting times.

 ABs music is catchy, the lyrics can be both deeply poetic, tongue twistingly silly and philosophically deep. A booklet of AB lyrics illustrated with original art by local artist Deborah Baldassi will be on sale to enhance your enjoyment of the performance.

Come along prepared to be delighted.

 

Entry is free but during the new normal that is Covid, booking is essential. Please book via this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/apocalyptic-breakdown-at-the-wheatsheaf-tickets-163993602279 

Date: Sunday 22 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
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Apocalyptic Breakdown

SCALA - SIMON & RYAN ABERLE + OVERDUE + Scala Spotlight Acts

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

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

Date: Thursday 26 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - SIMON & RYAN ABERLE + OVERDUE + Scala Spotlight Acts

Almost Evelyn + Stuart Day

Terence Crawford is one of Adelaide's most respected actors. Few know about his songwriting partnership with Richard Davies, which goes back more than 40 years. 

TC, Max Garcia-Underwood and Nicola Grant have created Almost Evelyn to sing some of those songs, and whisper 40 years of secrets!

Two guitars, three voices, and a suite of exquisite folk/blues/pop songs.

Almost Evelyn are delighted to share the gig with the wonderful Stuart Day, who will also be playing original songs.

Date: Friday 27 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Almost Evelyn + Stuart Day

Deb Stewart - Book launch & Poetry reading

Deb Stewart is an Adelaide poet. She is the editor of Adelaide: Mapping the Human City, an anthology which contains over 100 poems about the city of Adelaide, written by over 60 contributors and published in 2021.  She was poet-in-residence at the Adelaide City Library in February and March 2020. Her collection The White Line of Language was published in 2019. Deb is also the founder and co-admin of the Australian Poets' Exchange Facebook Group.


Date: Saturday 28 August
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $0
Deb Stewart - Book launch & Poetry reading

The Tin Men + The Western Schism

The Tin Men mark the end of their epic World Tour of Adelaide’s Western Suburbs with a roaring FREE performance on SATURDAY AUGUST 28 at Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton.
 
TinMen play dusky blues of a local stripe, where the hot howling breath of Chicago’s south side meets the huff and puff of Adelaide’s suburban toil. Respectful of the great blues harp and guitar masters – Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker – TinMen shape the sound to fit comfortably inside a nifty, nimble four-piece combo that shimmies and shakes in all the right places. Our kinda blues, from the Southside o’ Croydon.

 

Better still, a whole batch of new TinMen original songs have been unleashed by Smirkin’ Martin Davies, TinMen’s erstwhile guitarist, vocalist and gentle man of modest means. With just the right amount of complaining, these proud and defiant TinMen songs are true blue, through and through.
 
The TinMen perform Live at the Wheatyin tandem with The Western Schism.
Date: Saturday 28 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Tin Men + The Western Schism

Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

With their sold out stadium tour of the USA and Europe stymied due the pandemic, Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst have progressed to the next best thing - performing at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in their home town of Adelaide.

They will be playing songs  from Don’s new,  double disc CD - “40x 40”.


“After listening to Morrison’s songs , as a songwriter, I feel so pedestrian”  - Dylan.


“When I come back I want to be reincarnated as Jake Morrison” - Hendrix.


“Man, that Eddie Morrison, he’s the baaasss!” - Charlie Mingus.


“Andy Przygonski - the ’Stones would have been huge if he was their drummer” - Charlie Watts


Date: Sunday 29 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

Shaun Kirk

Following his recent sell out ‘Worth the Weight’ tour and return to the live stage after the Covid-19 pandemic enforced restrictions on live music venues across the country, singer-songwriter and troubadour Shaun Kirk is happy to announce his forthcoming ‘Holding Onto Hope’ single release tour this Winter season.

Inspired by the tumultuous events of 2020, ‘Holding Onto Hope’ will drop on Thursday 8th July, marking the one year anniversary of the commencement of Shaun’s home city of Melbourne’s infamous 112 day lockdown, a time he describes as “one of the most confronting and challenging times of my life.”

Kirk’s highly entertaining world class live show, which features the talented multi-instrumentalist on vocals, guitar, drums and harmonica, was recently described by 3 time Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito as “One of the best one man shows I’ve ever seen!” and is not to be missed by any keen music enthusiast.

$25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Saturday 4 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Shaun Kirk