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

The Satellites

Formed in 1994 they are still going strong with their blend of Rockabilly/Roots music. They've played in endless bars and have covered many festivals all over the place -here and overseas. They've played with, and have supported many well known acts and continue to do so.......they are, THE SATELLITES!


Date: Friday 14 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites

Spiral Dance

Fusing folk-lore and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mysterySpiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional English folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with mythical tales that will spirit you into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time  this is music that will rock your ancestors!

Date: Saturday 15 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance

Almost Evelyn + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Courtney and Snooks move between the lines of alt-country- infused folk and blues. Robb’s charged vocal delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves. Together with La Vie's soaring harmonica they create a unique and compelling sound, encompassing a soulful pop sensibility that has seen the duo attract the attention of local and interstate music festivals and music lovers alike.

www.courtneyrobbmusic.com/

Almost Evelyn (Terence Crawford, Max Garcia-Underwood and Nicola Grant) formed in 2017 to showcase the more-than-forty-year song-writing partnership of TC and Richard Davies. Two guitars, three voices, and a massive repertoire of exquisitely constructed folk/blues/pop songs.


Date: Sunday 16 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Almost Evelyn + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

COMA - Gymkhana + 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.

 $15 entry - Members $8

 

Date: Monday 17 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Gymkhana + Christina Guala Saxophone Quartet

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 1

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $10 - members are Free

Date: Thursday 20 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 1

Laura Hill & band

Award winning Artist Laura Hill is an exquisite singer songwriter from the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia.

 She has the innate ability to write songs that are both encapsulating and haunting. With hints of sassy wisdom and humour Laura’s song writing is matched with a stunning clarity and tone to create a beautiful, varied and dreamlike soundscape.

 Fronting a brand new band this unique show will feature a fresh spin on some of your favourite and familiar tunes from this songbird but it will also offer a sneak peak into her new material and project set to be released in September 2020.

Date: Friday 21 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Laura Hill & band

Sword In Stone + Darts of Pleasure

Sword In Stone

From love for Pop Harmonies, Jangly Guitars and Dark Indie undertones, Sword In Stone were conceived. Their music has featured on the Triple J Unearthed Indie Charts, local Adelaide Radio and popular Spotify Playlists.

The quality of their live performance is guaranteed by the band's collective experience in previous ventures supporting Lime Cordiale, The Angels, Thirsty Merc, Nickleback, Living Colour, Russell Morris, as well as time on the road playing several tours and festivals in Australia and abroad.  

With a plethora of experience under their belt, new material on the way, Sword In Stone are a force to be reckoned with.


Darts of Pleasure are an Australian indie-rock band formed in March 2010 and based in Adelaide. The band is composed of Tyler McCaffery (vocals and guitar), Tom Chambers (bass/guitar), and Luke Taylor (drums and backing vocals). The band covered some of their favourite artists and songs, then in 2012 and onward, started writing and adding their own material to the mix.  


Date: Saturday 22 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sword In Stone + Darts of Pleasure

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Adelaide based musical legend Don Morrison has been playing for 40 years and done gigs From Perth to Penrith, Bridgetown to Byron Bay and from Sydney to San Antonio.  He’s released fifteen albums of his own original songs and even written a book about it!

Now he has teamed up with his two amazingly talented sons, Eddie and Jake Morrison. Jake on guitar and Eddie on double bass and, together with Andy Przygonski on drums to form Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst. This combination brings a unique blend of original, entertaining and insightful songs with superb musicianship and a tightness that only family bands can achieve.

Date: Sunday 23 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 2

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $10 - members are Free

Date: Thursday 27 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 2

Gallowglass + The Fiddle Chicks

Gallowglass are a band who really like the Celtic sound. They focus on
high energy, traditional and original music. Their instruments include
Acoustic guitar, fiddle, vocals, flute, bouzouki, mandolin,  uillean
pipes, fretless bass and percussion.

The Fiddle Chicks are an Adelaide band who use nothing but fiddles, voices and a friendly stomp box to create a unique and original sound!

Date: Friday 28 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Gallowglass + The Fiddle Chicks

Sympathy Orchestra

SO formed in 1999 and have recorded two albums—” Rest In Pieces” and

“Sword Machine”. They have performed at the Adelaide Festival Of Arts and

The Fringe, played a season of West Side Story with the Centre For Performing

Arts and members were involved in the soundtrack to Rolf De Heer’s film “Tracker”.

Members are: -

Julian Barnett: SAMIA award winning guitarist, composer, producer.

John Appleby: Veteran percussionist with Chris Finnen, Safari Set.

Istvan Nemeth: Six And four string jazz trained bassist.

Lyndon Gordon: Guitar

Date: Saturday 29 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra

Massey Ferguson + Jen Lush

Massey Ferguson’s music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Ryan Adams’ Jacksonville City Nights, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Massey Ferguson’s style could be considered alt-country however, their music is perhaps better described as genre-spanning traditional American music. Massey Ferguson features  singer song-writer Rich Coldwell (Linus, Cow), Michael Boundy (Seven Stories, Sun Theory), Greg Blanch (Amber Joy Paulton, Matt Ward), Trine Kallevig (Chorus of Angels), Sam Carpenter (Snap to Zero, Gorilla Jones, Sun Theory), and Anthony Scott (Fruit, Sun Theory).                                                       
 
Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate live performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that detour through alt-country and darker pop ballads to hammer on your heart. Fellow band members James Brown and Sam Cagney join Jen in laid-back trio form to perform a bunch of new songs from Jen’s upcoming album. 
Date: Sunday 30 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Massey Ferguson + Jen Lush

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 3

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $10 - members are Free

Date: Thursday 3 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 3

Jack Robins & the Pretty Problems + Hide & Seek

A great man once said of Jack Robins, ‘personally, I blame the parents.’

A singer, guitarist and songwriter with a wealth of experience both in Australia and overseas, Jack has played with a variety of groups over the course of his chaotic and faintly ludicrous existence, including The Units and The -ists in Adelaide and The Pleasure District, The Sleepwalkers and The Last Priests in London. He has also played extensively in the London acoustic club scene.

Jack writes literate, nuanced and sophisticated songs inspired by great country and pop songwriters like Jimmy Webb and Willie Nelson, with a dash of Jacques Brelthrown in, and delivers them in a clear, expressive voice underpinned by a sympathetic and complementary finger-picking guitar style. His songs have received praise from sources as diverse as singer-songwriters’ singer-songwriter Charles Jenkins and Grammy-winner Terry Britten.

His songs made the final of SCALA's Festival of Original Music song competition in the three years in which he entered, winning in 2014 with his song Walking on, and gaining a commendation in 2015 for This will pass over and in 2017 for Cheating Moon.

Jack released his first acoustic album Notes in March 2019. The album and the first two singles from it (If and Cheating Moon) are now available on Bandcamp (https://jackrobins.bandcamp.com/releases) and all major streaming services.

Backing Jack on the album were Adelaide luminaries Emma Luker (violin), Greg Blanch (pedal steel), Andy Przygonski (drums) and Stephen Loss (double bass), to whom it seemed somehow appropriate to Jack’s diseased mind to give the collective name ‘The Pretty Problems’ (a partial misnomer, as, though they are indeed all pretty, they are not problems at all). They have forgiven him to the extent that most of them will be backing him at the Wheaty on 4 September; indeed, he has even cajoled guitar maestro Darren Zaza into augmenting the ensemble for the occasion.

Special guests for the evening will be really rather lovely local trio Hide and Seek. Comprised of Emma Hughes, Karno Martin and Matthew Jolly, they write and perform original songs with a sound they describe as melancholy, bittersweet, dreamy, light, bright and maudlin.

Date: Friday 4 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jack Robins & the Pretty Problems + Hide & Seek

Tara Coates & Sub Rosa + Annie Siegmann

It's indie rock with raw and feisty lyrics.

Think Lucinda Williams meets the big, electric guitar sound of the Pixies. Add synth, drums and you've got Tara Coates and Sub Rosa.

The new band led by singer/songwriter and guitarist, Tara Coates (nee Carragher) are celebrating the launch of their second single 'Rain' and debuting a live set of entirely new music with special guest Annie Siegmann.  


Date: Saturday 5 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tara Coates & Sub Rosa + Annie Siegmann

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 4

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $10 - members are Free

Date: Thursday 10 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 4

Thom Lion Single Launch + Orelia

Thom Lion packs a musical punch, like Arcade Fire having a BBQ at Paul Kelly's House. The beers are on, the songs are catchy and each tune tells a moving story. With his sidekick drummer Troy Rapscallion in tow, the boys have played alongside acts from The Rubens to Rob Thomas, gained national airplay on Triple J to Triple M, Triple R, MTV and everything in between
 
Their live show is dynamic and they combine emotionally charged indie chants with rhythms that make you feel. Having spent a lot of time in the studio honing a collection of fresh songs, they're ready to release the feel good - Scattered Words - joined by the theatrical return of Adelaide's Feather Clad Darlings, Orelia
Date: Saturday 12 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Thom Lion Single Launch + Orelia

Jen Lush band + Rosie Roberts & Ben Lovell

Jen Lush band

Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate live performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that detour into darker pop ballads to hammer on your heart. Her most recent solo album The Night’s Insomnia – a collection of contemporary Australian poetry crafted into songs, has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. 

Currently recording a new album due for release in 2020, Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of motherhood and life in the suburbs, whilst examining the broader environmental and political landscape of our current times. 

 

Rosie Roberts & Ben Lovell 

Rosie Roberts and Ben Lovell perform as an acoustic duo and as part of the Adelaide indie-folk band Axe & the Ivory, who released their second EP in March 2020 (full band members include Charlie Worthington, James Lovell and Jordan Roberts). They are building a reputation for their intricate guitar melodies, harmonies and song writing skills and have supported artists including the John Flanagan Trio, Raised by Eagles and Patrick James.

$15 on the door - if available.


Date: Sunday 13 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Jen Lush band + Rosie Roberts & Ben Lovell

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 5

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $10 - members are Free

Date: Thursday 17 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Heat 5

Exeter Blues + Mikey Green

Dave O'Leary sings it like it is, laconic and straight to the point with an honesty that gets under your skin. 

Beej Barker combines driving rhythms and grooves to make the sound that is Exeter Blues; it’s raw and raucous, blurring the lines between early Mississippi delta slide guitar, modern punk funk and Cajun country sounds, these are story songs to move you built from a life spent on the road.

Drawing on Six albums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ Bob Dylan and the Cruel Sea.

Date: Friday 18 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Mikey Green

Lazy Eye - Trio + Nick Kipridis

Lazy Eye, think Booker T sharing a scotch with B.B. King at the crossroads after midnight.  The 2019 Australian Blues Group Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) presents two shows with special guest Nick Kipridis, Featuring the original organ trio, the first show (6pm) continues the Wheatsheaf tradition of delivering raw, gripping and soulful blues. The late show (8.30pm) brings in the heavy artillery, bossing the blues in technicolour with full horn section. 
 
“They rock the blues just like it’s done in the Deep South USA” - Aquarian Weekly (USA)
 
“That wonderful, wonderful trio Lazy Eye”  - Eric Bibb

$25 on the door - if available!

Date: Saturday 19 September
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Lazy Eye - Trio + Nick Kipridis

Lazy Eye - With Horns + Nick Kipridis

Lazy Eye, think Booker T sharing a scotch with B.B. King at the crossroads after midnight.  The 2019 Australian Blues Group Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) presents two shows with special guest Nick Kipridis, Featuring the original organ trio, the first show (6pm) continues the Wheatsheaf tradition of delivering raw, gripping and soulful blues. The late show (8.30pm) brings in the heavy artillery, bossing the blues in technicolour with full horn section. 
 
“They rock the blues just like it’s done in the Deep South USA” - Aquarian Weekly (USA)
 
“That wonderful, wonderful trio Lazy Eye”  - Eric Bibb

$25 on the door - if available!

Date: Saturday 19 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Lazy Eye - With Horns + Nick Kipridis

Akoustic Odyssey

Akoustic Odyssey are an Adelaide based, original, instrumental group. Their instrumentation is unusual in it's format. Consisting of classical and steel string guitars (Joshua Tsounis), cello and bass guitar (Stephan Richter), violin (Emma Luker), percussion (Anne Harrington), drums (Wade Nixon), flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone (Tim Nott). This combination creates a rich and truly unique sound.  

The blend of original works and the newness of the sound make Akoustic Odyssey true innovators. It has been described that “Akoustic Odyssey are uncatergorisable” (Julia Lester ABC Classic FM) and their music is “crucial evidence of the treasure trove of musical genius we are blessed with in South Australia” (David Jobling, Independent Weekly-2007)

They are influenced by so many different musical styles including Rock, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic that this in turn makes them truly Australian.

Founded in 2005 their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people's choice award.

In 2009, Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the WOMADelaide festival. During the same year the band traveled to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival. The band continues performing and recorded several CD’s, which receive regular support and airplay on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM, SBS radio, Radio Adelaide and 3D. 

Date: Sunday 20 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Akoustic Odyssey

COMA - Lazaro Numa Duo + Ross McHenry solo and with guests

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.

 $15 entry - Members $8

 

Date: Monday 21 September
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Lazaro Numa Duo + Ross McHenry solo and with guests

SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Grand Final

SCALA continues its long-running and renowned Festival of Original Music (FOOM) in 2020 with Heat 1 on Thursday August 20th and each week after for 5 heats.

The FOOM Grand Final is on Thursday 24th September. Over $2,000 in prizes for songwriters.

Come along in August and September 2020 and hear the best of local song writing.

Tix - $20 - members $8

Date: Thursday 24 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM Song competition - Grand Final

Kings & Associates - Single Launch

Newly signed to US/Japanese label Color-Red Kings and Associates will be launching their first single under the Color-Red umbrella along with a bunch of new songs at the Wheaty on Saturday September 26th. Though Covid restrictions delayed the launch the band has been busy finalising the international release with the label through their US management meaning it is now officially their first Color-Red project.

 The partnering has put a spring in the step of the SA based band after their 40 date 2020 US tour was cancelled due to the global situation. ‘we were obviously really bummed at the tour being cancelled’, says lead vocalist and song writer Angie, ‘we had over 40 dates locked in which built incredibly on what we’d achieved from our 2019 US tour, but, the world is a very different place now….our plan is to be as proactive as we can, so now having the network reach via the label it’s a real game changer and gives us something really positive to work with’.

 In the same way the band recorded their 2018 award winning album Tales of a Rich Girl, the new tunes were recorded with 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott in LA slotting in tracking time during the 2019 tour. The big difference being the way in which the tracks were compiled both conceptually and in the studio. ‘we set out to write and record songs in the traditional vinyl form, so that’s 8-10 tracks with some form of flow and connection’, says Angie. ‘we also had the opportunity to have all of us in the 1 room tracking simultaneous including both our US based organist Louie Higuera, and Aussie keys player Paul White….this, and the environment created by Jim and his amazing studio was incredibly inspiring, so we genuinely believe these songs are a very true representation of where we’re at creatively.’

 The band will be releasing a series of singles over the coming months through Color-Red with hard copies being available on vinyl, CD or download at the Wheaty on the night, or via the Color-Red and band’s web sites.

 

https://www.color-red.co/

https://www.facebook.com/kingsandassociatesmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1QDFldI0D81vS1J0wcg3aA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfH0vNvYfrrRR4sQZrhnng

https://twitter.com/kingsandassoc?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/kingsandassociates/?hl=en 

Tix - $15 + Bf - $20 on the door

Date: Saturday 26 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Kings & Associates - Single Launch