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

Fleur Green & Friends bring Christopher Home

My brother (a world renowned concert pianist) has relocated to Melbourne, Australia after 10 years in London.

He is currently separated from his life and duo partner, Christopher.

The fundraiser would be titled "bring Christopher Home"

All funds would go towards his Visa and relocation fees. The aim is to raise $12,000 by the end of Jan, before the regulations change and it will be more expensive and more difficult to reunite the pair.

Here is some of their work:
https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=p6-l0mtBf9M

The artists playing at this fund raiser so far are: me, Emma Woolcock and Felicity Freeman. Emma Woolcock plays original and borrowed songs and tunes about everyday life and beyond, using only her fiddle and voice. Felicity Freeman will help Fleur with harmonies and delicious bass lines to Fleur's chanson. It will be a great night, for a special cause. 

Let's reunite this terrific, pianistic pair, enrich Australia's cultural landscape by having them here and bring my family home.


Date: Saturday 21 January
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
Fleur Green & Friends bring Christopher Home

Beer Theatre - Butterfly Theatre

A season of short plays … Beer Theatre at it’s best!

Autobahn - by Neil LaBute - Directed by Erik Strauts -  Produced by Butterfly Theatre.

 

January 18,19  - 8pm -  Long Division, Autobahn, Funny, Bench Seat

January 20       - 7pm -  Long Division, Autobahn, Bench Seat

January 22       - 2pm -  Long Division, Funny, Bench Seat

 

Long Division - Matt Houston, David Salter

Autobahn - Rachel Burfield, Brant Eustice

Funny - Bronwyn Ruciak, Rosie Williams

Bench Seat - James King, Laura Antoniazzi

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGIN TM THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH

$15/12 @trybookings.com or on the door

Date: Sunday 22 January
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Beer Theatre  - Butterfly Theatre

Don Morrison Raging Thirst

A songwriter, singer, guitarist, story teller and guitar maker, Don Morrison has done gigs from Bridgetown to Byron Bay, from Sydney to San Antonio, Perth to Penrith and released fifteen Albums and CDs of original songs under his own name and that of his many bands such as The Bodgies, The Ghetto Blasters, The Elmores, The Lonely Cosmonauts and now Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst.


He’s written all about it in a rollicking autobiography “This Could Be Big"

He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s not done yet. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, Don is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever. In Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, Don is joined by his two sons, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar and Hammond organ. Long time ally, Andy Przygonski joins in on drums and together they perform original, roots based  Australian songs with a cohesion and harmony unique to family bands.

Date: Sunday 22 January
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison Raging Thirst

SCALA: MICHAEL COUGHLIN + DAVID ROBINSON + THE TANGERINES

Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

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

Date: Thursday 26 January
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: MICHAEL COUGHLIN + DAVID ROBINSON + THE TANGERINES

Exeter Blues plus special guests Dr DeSoto Duo

EXETER BLUES

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 five 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

DOCTOR DESOTO DUO

Doctor DeSoto (in duo mode). The Adelaide band known to Wheatsheaf audiences for gritty tumbleweed tunes and infectious Polaroid pop. Mikey Green and Dave Pagano will unpack some of those DeSoto favourites in duo form, and stoke the fire under a few new ideas

http://www.doctordesototheband.com/Doctor_DeSoto/home.html 

Date: Friday 27 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues plus special guests Dr DeSoto Duo

The Beggars

The BEGGARS make a welcome return to the Wheatsheaf on January 28th 2017. Renee Donaghey, Stuart Day and Quinton Dunne sing from the heart in brilliant three part harmony, with a solid accompaniment of acoustic bass, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and whatever else comes to hand. This internationally acclaimed trio light up the stage with a great selection of original songs peppered with folk and country classics. 

 

Date: Saturday 28 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Beggars

Alice Orchard & Band + Empty Swing

Alice Orchard

Alice Orchard fronted Darwin-based rock band Country Town Collective between 2006-2013 and is gearing up to launch her first solo album, Blue Dress, with full band in tow.

A former student of the Adelaide Conservatorium, Alice spearheaded the Long Way to the Top End tour of Northern Territory bands to Adelaide for the Fringe Festival in 2009 and again in 2011, bringing over 20 bands from Darwin and Alice Springs to play across numerous venues in Adelaide.

With her own band, Country Town Collective, she played regularly on the live circuit in Darwin and released two albums, Houses in 2009 and Back When Never in 2012 from which single Why Baby was praised by Timber & Steel and added to high rotation on ABC Darwin.

A side project, Gunk (short for Girl Punk) led to a number of gigs with a rotating backing band including a flash mob at Darwin venue Brown's Mart which you can watch on Youtube.

Blue Dress will be released in 2017.

www.aliceorchard.com 

Empty Swing

Conceived in 2013 as the lovechild of Texan billionaire Ross Perot and voice of reason Corey Bernardi, Empty Swing produce genre – bending original music promoting family values, fear and the concentration of wealth.

Back from an unsuccessful campaign for hearts and minds at the Cygnet Folk Festival, Empty Swing will launch their third CD at the Wheatsheaf : poetic musings on strong borders, filial love and flat taxation – Blake’s 7 – along with some better music.

https://www.facebook.com/emptyswingadelaide/?fref=ts 

Date: Sunday 29 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Alice Orchard & Band + Empty Swing

Roddy Gordon Band + Sympathy Orchestra

The RODDY GORDON BAND are an award winning group of professional musicians.

RODDY GORDON: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Songwriter is a veteran performer, having played gigs from the 60’s folk, blues and rock scene in London, to extensive club and funcDon work in NSW. Roddy has also played with many internaDonal arDsts, including Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Robert Plant and Gerry Garcia.

JANE GORDON: Bass, Vocals, Songwriter has been with the Roddy Gordon band for 25 years

JOHN APPLEBY: Drums, Percussion is a well known Adelaide musician and has been performing since the early 70’s with bands such as The Joe Hooker Band, Safari Set, Perfect Game, Chris Finnen and Sympathy Orchestra

The band recently received the South Australian Regional Arts and Crea9ve Industries Award for outstanding achievement and significant contribuDon to the Murraylands for their latest album ‘C’est La Vie’

Playing their original material with a Scots/Australian flavour, plus their own unique interpretaDon of songs that have influenced them, the Roddy Gordon Band offers a diverse range of CelDc, Folk, Rock and Blues. 


Date: Friday 3 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Roddy Gordon Band + Sympathy Orchestra

Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

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

 

Date: Saturday 4 February
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

Australia's only FREE community musical gear trade and swap meet. Right here in Adelaide. FREE for sellers, FREE for buyers, FREE to everyone. 
Come in, bring some stuff, or just browse what's on offer whilst enjoying Australia's best brewing pub. It's a great afternoon and we keep it SHORT. 1 till 4 is the sweet spot so get on it!
This is our 4th meet and the other 3 have been great. Many bargains had and some pretty obscure valve amps and instruments have found some new owners. 
NO RETAILERS ARE PERMITTED TO TRADE AT THESE EVENTS. COMMUNITY ONLY! 
Why pay to sell your stuff? 
Enjoy!!

1-4pm

 


Date: Saturday 4 February
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

Spiral Dance

Adelaide band Spiral Dance has been playing exciting, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over two decades.  Fusing folk-law and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional 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 4 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Spiral Dance

Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

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

$25 HAIR CUTS $15 MANSCAPING

Date: Sunday 5 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

Melody Moko (NSW) + The Wayward Henry's (NSW)

Melody Moko is an Americana artist not afraid to push the limits of the genre, inspired by Brandi Carlile and Kathleen Edwards, she shakes off the doom and gloom and brings vibrancy to any stage she steps upon. Having toured both the USA and Australia, Melody Mokos debut album “the wreckage” is highly anticipated as a release that will firmly make a mark on the music industry in 2017.


Date: Sunday 5 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Melody Moko (NSW) + The Wayward Henry's (NSW)

COMA: ROSS/MYELE

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

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

 

Date: Monday 6 February
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ROSS/MYELE

SCALA: MARRAKESH ESPRESSO + VAGABAND + TBC

 Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

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

 

Date: Thursday 9 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: MARRAKESH ESPRESSO + VAGABAND + TBC

Goldstein + Simon Basey

Adelaide folk rockers Goldstein are back at the Wheaty - stripped back, acoustic and lovin' it.
The popular five piece are returning to their folk music roots before heading off to Canberra to fly the South Australian flag at the National Folk Festival. With a bunch of new songs as well as new versions of tunes from a back catalogue spanning more than 10 years, Goldstein roasts the self centred and champions the everyday heroes. Tales of fishing, footy, surfing and the people you meet on bin night, it's upbeat, tongue-in-cheek, original and ostentatiously Australiana. 
With special guest: Simon Basey Solo - from the Timbers
 
Date: Friday 10 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Goldstein + Simon Basey

Lily & The Drum + James Hickey

LILY AND THE DRUM

Lily and the Drum is a Contemporary Blues, Roots, Rock & Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals.

Their shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”.


In 2012 they released their debut album “Nobody Just Like Me”. In 2014 they released their second album “Welcome Change” and have not looked back since undertaking extensive touring throughout Victoria, NSW and SA.
The duo is popular for their live performances however their recorded performances have also captured the attention of the music industry with 3 Albums in the Top 25 Most Played Albums Australian Roots and Blues Airplay Chart.  Their recently released third album “Buried in Blue” has just charted at No. 16 in the top 25.


A strong commitment to touring with live performances at numerous festivals across Australia, opening for high profile artists such as The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything, countless smaller shows  across the country along with fantastic Radio support for their music has netted the duo a strong following and solid reputation.

JAMES HICKEY

Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last hit.

Date: Saturday 11 February
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Lily & The Drum + James Hickey

Yellow Blue Bus

Yellow Blue Bus: where East meets everything else
Draws on traditional Ukrainian music, updated and contemporised, and blended with a wide range of genres.

The project of Yellow Blue Bus is both to celebrate Ukrainian music and cultural tradition as it migrated and took root in Australia, as well as to recontextualise and redefine the bandura in contemporary Australia and in the world. Given that half of the members are second generation migrants from post-WW 2 Ukraine, the blended mix of YBB's music reflects members' lives of cultural fusion.

YBB has recorded 2 albums to date, and performed at many venues in Adelaide and around South Australia since 2007. 


Date: Sunday 12 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Yellow Blue Bus

ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL 17th Feb -19th of March

The Adelaide Fringe is the world's second-largest annual arts festival, and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, held in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. 

31 days of Fringe madness ahead!

We have a full Fringe programme - see below!!

Date: Friday 17 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $0
ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL 17th Feb -19th of March

Sam Brittain + Meg LaGrande + BR.Dalton + Tara Carragher

Sam Brittain returns to Australia this summer for a whirlwind tour having spent the last 6 months touring Europe, The UK and Ireland off the back of his 2016 full length release 'Signal Lights". The second single  'Slainte' from the album and coinciding short film

'Slainte mo chara" was well received reaching over 22,000 views on Facebook within its first week, the success all attributed to a simple and effective format...busking on the street.

 

No stranger to the big stage having toured with the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby, The Corona's & Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) Sam's unique blend of Alternative Country/Folk is powerful, raw and emotive. A style honed on the road and perfected on the stage Sam's vocal range and song writing screams decades of experience beyond what would be expected from the 26 - year - old troubadour.

As well as performing solo, in duo mode and with his signature full band punters can expect a huge line up of support acts & special guests from all over the world in what is sure to be a memorable night of music.

"Lyrically and musically, Sam will throw you into a pit of despair and then wrench you out and hand you a bunch of flowers, all within the space of two minutes. The maturity of his songs isn't easily ignored and the conviction of his voice can't be overlooked." - The AU Review

 $25 on door

Date: Friday 17 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Sam Brittain + Meg LaGrande + BR.Dalton + Tara Carragher

ISAAC WALLACE AND OZAFRO with special guests: Frans Kat and the Kifa Kifa ensemble

Isaac Wallace has come from Ghana for the 2016 Fringe Festival and has performed his authentic music both within Adelaide and country regions, as well as interstate. He is well known in Ghana for his talent and versatility. Isaac has 2 CD's and his songs are played on radio and ringtones, his videos televised and his story featured in newspapers. 
Isaac's music is an invigorating fusion of hi-life, salsa and jazz, created out of a strong spirituality that entwines music and art to produce authentic, most distinctive compositions.

$20 Adult

$15 Conc/ArtistPass

$10 Child/BankSA

DURATION: 2 HOURS


Date: Saturday 18 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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ISAAC WALLACE AND OZAFRO with special guests: Frans Kat and the Kifa Kifa ensemble

Doctor DeSoto's Americana + Tara Carragher + Kelly Menhennett

Known for its hand-chiseled tumbleweed tunes and Polaroid alt-country pop, 'Doctor DeSoto' unites members of 'The Audreys', 'Highway 31', 'Gone To Earth' and more.  
"You feel that this is a band that has the ability to encompass all the good things about the sounds of another era in rock and roll. …. with instant likeability" - Wirra Creek Music
 
'Doctor DeSoto' will pull on the snakeskin boots and tap into its Americana interests at this special event, with a little help from some good friends. You'll hear DeSoto originals alongside cherry-picked Americana covers, old and new. Don't miss it!
 
Tara Carragher combines her love of alt-country and her folk roots as a dynamic and seasoned performer, having toured and recorded in both Australia and the USA. In 2016 she released her new EP 'Wicked World', the follow up to her acclaimed 2012 album 'Big River Crossing', recorded in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Kelly Menhennett is a national award-winning singer songwriter of the soul/roots/alt-country variety, a captivating live performer and a voice once described as a cross between Erma Franklin and Etta James. A tireless tourer with a reputation around the country as a unique and charismatic performer.
 
 
Date: Sunday 19 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto's Americana + Tara Carragher + Kelly Menhennett

COMA: WILL VINSON

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.

$30/ $25 MEMBERS

 

Date: Monday 20 February
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: WILL VINSON

COMA: WILL VINSON

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.

$30/ $25 MEMBERS

 

Date: Tuesday 21 February
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: WILL VINSON

SWING THAT CAT!

2 bands; 2 different collections of eclectic acoustic driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express is a range of acoustic blues music from across the decades to modern interpretations of the blues influence.

From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities. Think Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and more.

Shake That Thang are vocals and driving guitar, swinging stand-up bass, hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and irrepressible percussion, deliver up-tempo R'n'B and jump swing that you can shake your thang to.

Settle back and enjoy the fun.

$15 All Tix

DURATION: 90 MINS

Date: Wednesday 22 February
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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SWING THAT CAT!

SWING THAT CAT!

2 bands; 2 different collections of eclectic acoustic driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express is a range of acoustic blues music from across the decades to modern interpretations of the blues influence.

From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities. Think Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and more.

Shake That Thang are vocals and driving guitar, swinging stand-up bass, hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and irrepressible percussion, deliver up-tempo R'n'B and jump swing that you can shake your thang to.

Settle back and enjoy the fun.

$15 All Tix

DURATION: 90 MINS

Date: Thursday 23 February
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
SWING THAT CAT!

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

USA Hall of Fame blues guitarist Chris Finnen will be joined by multi-award winning slide blues performer Cal Williams Jr and highly acclaimed double bassist Kory Horwood to take the listener on a journey through the early blues. From spirituals and rags to Appalachian folk songs these accomplished musicians promise a night of outstanding musicianship and captivating stories all wrapped up in a true love of the early blues music style. 'A History of Early Blues' follows on from the trio's sell-out 2016 Adelaide Fringe season which earned them a full 5 star rating from Rip It Up Magazine.

$25 Adult

$22 Conc

DURATION: 90MINS

Date: Friday 24 February
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

OLD BLUES, NEW GROOVES

Artist Dreamboogie featuring Rebecca Davey 
Blues re-imagined for today. Smashing together the smoky smears and intense grooves of traditional Blues, with present day technology, Dreamboogie is Blues for today's crowd. Honouring the vaudeville traditions of this inclusive form, a modern audience will feel the emotions and taste the flavour of the old world, whilst becoming part of where it's going next.

Dreamboogie named themselves after a poem by Langston Hughes, the famous American poet, social activist and novelist. Many of his verse was based on Jazz and Blues, and the poem 'Dream Boogie' is amongst his best known. "Hey Daddy have you heard, the boogie woogie rhythm of a dream deferred" is the opening line of that work which refers to the rising, rumbling rhythm of a peoples' discontent - as true today as it ever was... and the Blues will always be the soundtrack. 
The Dreamboogie band is fronted by Rebecca Davey, whose exciting performance champions the spirit of great female Blues.

$30 Adult

$25 Conc

$20 Group+6

$15 Child/ArtistPass

DURATION: 60 MINS

Date: Saturday 25 February
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $30
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OLD BLUES, NEW GROOVES

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

USA Hall of Fame blues guitarist Chris Finnen will be joined by multi-award winning slide blues performer Cal Williams Jr and highly acclaimed double bassist Kory Horwood to take the listener on a journey through the early blues. From spirituals and rags to Appalachian folk songs these accomplished musicians promise a night of outstanding musicianship and captivating stories all wrapped up in a true love of the early blues music style. 'A History of Early Blues' follows on from the trio's sell-out 2016 Adelaide Fringe season which earned them a full 5 star rating from Rip It Up Magazine.

$25 Adult

$22 Conc

DURATION: 90 MINS

Date: Sunday 26 February
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

AFRICA ENTSHA

A smart slick acappella 5-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony.

Distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance.

Won 3 awards in Edinburgh Fringe.

Tix: $25 Full

$20 Conc

$17 Bank SA/Artist/Member

DURATION: 50 MINS

Date: Wednesday 1 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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AFRICA ENTSHA

AFRICA ENTSHA

A smart slick acappella 5-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony.

Distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance.

Won 3 awards in Edinburgh Fringe.

Tix: $25 Full

$20 Conc

$17 Bank SA/Artist/Member

DURATION: 50 MINS

Date: Thursday 2 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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AFRICA ENTSHA

BUSH GOTHIC

Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.

Returning to Adelaide for 3 intimate concerts the band has garnered rave responses in the UK for their last album 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook'. Featuring fiddlesinger Jenny M. Thomas, (piano, spoons and lead vocals), Dan Witton on double bass and vocals Chris Lewis on drumset, piano, glockenspiel and vocals, the band reclaims lost cultural territory, performing dark and beautiful songs of treachery and transportation, dragged them out of the songbooks, ripping them apart then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us.

5 stars - BBC Music Magazine.

"utterly riveting" - Rip it up.

 
$25 ADULT
$20 GROUP+6
$18 CONC/BANKSA/FRINGE MEMBER
$15 ARTIST
$10 CHILD/YEP!
$50 FAMILY
 
DURATION: 60MIN
 
Date: Friday 3 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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BUSH GOTHIC

BUSH GOTHIC

Rattled by the bones of convicts and steeped in campfire smoke, Bush Gothic perform darker, stranger Australian folk. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of Australian bush bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold.

Returning to Adelaide for 3 intimate concerts the band has garnered rave responses in the UK for their last album 'The Natural Selection Australian Songbook'. Featuring fiddlesinger Jenny M. Thomas, (piano, spoons and lead vocals), Dan Witton on double bass and vocals Chris Lewis on drumset, piano, glockenspiel and vocals, the band reclaims lost cultural territory, performing dark and beautiful songs of treachery and transportation, dragged them out of the songbooks, ripping them apart then lovingly put back together as a reminder that our history never leaves us.

5 stars - BBC Music Magazine.

"utterly riveting" - Rip it up.

 
$25 ADULT
$20 GROUP+6
$18 CONC/BANKSA/FRINGE MEMBER
$15 ARTIST
$10 CHILD/YEP!
$50 FAMILY
 
DURATION: 60 MINS
 
Date: Saturday 4 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
BUSH GOTHIC

A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

USA Hall of Fame blues guitarist Chris Finnen will be joined by multi-award winning slide blues performer Cal Williams Jr and highly acclaimed double bassist Kory Horwood to take the listener on a journey through the early blues. From spirituals and rags to Appalachian folk songs these accomplished musicians promise a night of outstanding musicianship and captivating stories all wrapped up in a true love of the early blues music style. 'A History of Early Blues' follows on from the trio's sell-out 2016 Adelaide Fringe season which earned them a full 5 star rating from Rip It Up Magazine.

$25 Adult

$22 Conc

DURATION: 90 MINS

Date: Sunday 5 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A HISTORY OF EARLY BLUES

COMA: JAMES MACAULAY 'HOT LUNCH' + MATT OULTON GROUP

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

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

 

Date: Monday 6 March
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: JAMES MACAULAY 'HOT LUNCH' + MATT OULTON GROUP

FACE THE MUSIC

MOSS musicians grew up in an era where songs were media commentary. The stage the podium, the lyrics the speeches. Children of the 60’s and 70’s were considered troublemakers and anti-establishment.  

Songs with a social message and story continue to resonate with MOSS. This multimedia performance is an unapologetic hat tip to the 70’s. 

$20 ADULT

$15 CONC/BANKSA/GROUP+6

$10 CHILD/ARTIST

$45 FAMILY

DURATION: 60MIN

Date: Wednesday 8 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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FACE THE MUSIC

ANGEL & GABRIELLE

Manadi "Angel" Lopa, a renowned Ghanaian reggae artist, is from the Northern region of Ghana where indigenous music has a different feel & sound to what you would hear in the city Accra, or along the coastline. The music has more of a traditional folk feel about it. It is rich yet simple & and tells stories of harvest, love, wisdom, peace, & of deep spiritual connections to the land. Lopa's originals are delivered in English & local Ghanaian languages & dialects (Hausa, Sisala, Ga, Twi & Ewe) significant to his connection with different regions.

Gabrielle Lopa is a seasoned Adelaide performer. Having visited Ghana several times for professional development she continues to expand her knowledge of the culture; music, dance, food & languages. Her passion for music & thirst for Ghanaian culture is a perfect balance for the work they create together.

"The universal language of music breaks language barriers, heals & empowers us. We love performing together & we love to share with you."

$18 Adult

$17 BankSA/Group +6

$15 Conc/Fringe Member

$12 Child

$10 YEP!

Family $50

DURATION: 60 MINS

 

Date: Thursday 9 March
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $18
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ANGEL & GABRIELLE

Hussy Hicks (QLD)

GCMA Artist of the Year Winners Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres - from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80's style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, you can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals, an approach that has seen them on stage in Jams with everyone from Michael Franti and Edward Sharp (Alex Ebert) to John Butler and the Indigo Girls. 


2016 was a big year for the girls gaining  a coveted spot at the Byron Bluesfest,  completing 2 successful European tours ( over 60 dates) and releasing a single that maintained a spot in the Amrap top 5 for weeks.
 
"A not to be missed act that are ready for the world"  - Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director
 
"Hussy Hicks Rock" - Michael Franti
 
“Hussy Hicks has a sound all of its own... endlessly interesting and optimistic yet heartbreakingly honest and raw... and the

music has a real capacity to connect with something universal in each of us.” - Susan Jarvis, Capital News
 
 “...what real world music is all about: sweat, beat, tapping feet, feel, passion...” - Andrea Ballarin, Manne Italy 
 
"Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breath-taking; a stark reminder of the

huge gap between simply ‘playing guitar’ and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination.”

- Sabian Wilde, X Press Magazine
 
 “a swirling blend of dreamy country twang and soulful blues influences” - Scott Templeton, Esperanto
 
 "You won't find a finer female lead guitarist than Julz Parker, who switched from acoustic to electric with ease. As for the

voice of Leesa Gentz, it soars and screams yet can be as gentle as a feather tickling your back."

- Derrick Cromb, Blues Radio
 
"probably the best band you've never heard of" - Planet London


Date: Thursday 9 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Hussy Hicks (QLD)

FACE THE MUSIC

MOSS musicians grew up in an era where songs were media commentary. The stage the podium, the lyrics the speeches. Children of the 60’s and 70’s were considered troublemakers and anti-establishment.  

Songs with a social message and story continue to resonate with MOSS. This multimedia performance is an unapologetic hat tip to the 70’s. 

$20 ADULT

$15 CONC/BANKSA/GROUP+6

$10 CHILD/ARTIST

$45 FAMILY

DURATION: 60 MINS

Date: Sunday 12 March
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
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ISAAC WALLACE AND OZAFRO with special guests: Frans Kat and the Kifa Kifa ensemble

Isaac Wallace has come from Ghana for the 2016 Fringe Festival and has performed his authentic music both within Adelaide and country regions, as well as interstate. He is well known in Ghana for his talent and versatility. Isaac has 2 CD's and his songs are played on radio and ringtones, his videos televised and his story featured in newspapers. 
Isaac's music is an invigorating fusion of hi-life, salsa and jazz, created out of a strong spirituality that entwines music and art to produce authentic, most distinctive compositions.

$20 Adult

$15 Conc/ArtistPass

$10 Child/BankSA

DURATION: 2 HOURS


Date: Friday 17 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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ISAAC WALLACE AND OZAFRO with special guests: Frans Kat and the Kifa Kifa ensemble

THE FIDDLE CHICKS PRESENTS: THE FAR PARADISE

The charismatic, creative duo The Fiddle Chicks are back performing a tribute to entrepreneurial Australian women. An all violin live soundtrack brings to life the iconic silent film 'The Far Paradise'. Filmed, funded, directed and starred in by inspirational silent film pioneers the McDonagh sisters. 

The beautiful compositions of The Fiddle Chicks add warmth, colour and drama, immersing you in the forbidden love of Cherry and Peter, unfolding in iconic Australian settings of the 1920s. Dress up and enjoy! 

 
$23 Adult
$20 Conc/BankSA/Grou+6/Artistpass
$18 Child
$70 Family
 
DURATION: 140 MINS
 
 
Date: Saturday 18 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $23
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THE FIDDLE CHICKS PRESENTS: THE FAR PARADISE

CARAMIGO 'UNRAVEL'

'Unravel' is Caramigo's 2nd album. After an intimate release late last year at the Jade, Caramigo is looking forward to promote Unravel with a full band line up during 2017. There will be special guest opening the show. https://www.facebook.com/caramigomusic Tales of love, life and longing interwoven with a sweet, funky and South American feel.

$18 ADULT

$12 CONC

$3.50 CHILD

DURATION: 3 HOURS


Date: Sunday 19 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $18
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CARAMIGO 'UNRAVEL'

COMA: TONELIST + LUKE WHITE

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

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

 

Date: Monday 20 March
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
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COMA: TONELIST + LUKE WHITE

River Lane Band + Rob Edwards

Indie/Rock musician, River Lane, offers an interplay of finger-style guitar and haunting vocals accompanied by soulful electric guitar. 
 
Date: Friday 31 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
River Lane Band + Rob Edwards