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

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 4 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

The Swamp Stompers (NSW) + Blue Child Collective (WA)

The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore (NSW), the powerhouse trio has recently stomped their mark on prominent Australian festivals such as Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Blues at Bridgetown (WA), and the Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW). Dual-lead vocals and catchy guitar riffs combine to give an irresistible flavour combination that will leave you with an insatiable hunger for more. 

‘‘Catchy grooves, intelligent songs and youthful hunger. One of my absolute favourites.’’ Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)

The band's previous single 'Wicked West' landed Triple J airplay, peaked at #3 on the AMRAP rural charts, and earnt The Swamp Stompers a place in the finals of the 2016 MusicOz awards.

Current single ‘All My Loving’ was recorded and mixed by Paul Pilsneniks (Dope Lemon, Powderfinger) at Music Farm Studios in the Byron Bay hinterland. The track was produced by up-and-coming producer and all-round good guy Torsten Gustavsson, and mastered by Hamish McDonald at Paradyme Studios in Taree (NSW). ‘All My Loving’ is a heavy, brooding, heart-felt track that shines a light on the issue of male depression. The song, which features Luke Ligtenberg and Holly Tapp on vocals (‘The Voice’ finalist 2014), is a mature new direction for The Swamp Stompers. Lifted from the band’s new 5-track EP ‘Suspended Suns’, ‘All My Loving’ sounds like Sticky Fingers met John Butler in a shady back alley and exchanged a flurry of well-aimed blows.

For fans of Sticky Fingers, John Butler Trio, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Led Zeppelin.

 

Date: Sunday 4 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Swamp Stompers (NSW) + Blue Child Collective (WA)

COMA: Jarrad Payne & Flik Freeman "Waxworks"

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 5 December
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Jarrad Payne & Flik Freeman "Waxworks"

Declaration of Interdependence 2016 - Songwriters Kelly Brouhaha, Fergus Maximus & Friends in the round

Award-winning songwriters Kelly Brouhaha and Fergus Maximus join forces for an end of year celebration of resilience. 

2016 has been a tough year and we’ve lost too many good people along the way. Kelly and Ferg are responding the only way they know how: with music that acknowledges the struggles we all face but celebrates the fact we’ve made it this far. 

Through songs of joy and sadness and all the messy things that make us human, Kelly Brouhaha, Fergus Maximus and some very special friends will help connect the dots between us. Come and join Kelly & Ferg in an evening of masterful pop/soul storytelling. 

If you're unfamiliar with the ‘Songwriters in the Round’ format, Kelly and Ferg will take turns singing songs and telling the stories behind the songs, sometimes solo, sometimes together and sometimes inviting special guests to join in. It is going to be a relaxed and engaging night of captivating voices and genuine musical community.

The Declaration of Interdependence. Because we all need each other.

Tickets: $15/10 conc.

Date: Thursday 8 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Declaration of Interdependence 2016 - Songwriters Kelly Brouhaha, Fergus Maximus & Friends in the round

The Bakersfield Glee Club (VIC)

Melbourne’s Bakersfield Glee Club has worn a groove between inner city venues and pubs (and a few far-flung festivals) playing barroom classics and honky-tonk for audiences crying out for traditional country sounds and songs. Now counting more years together than members and releasing their third album, ‘Where My Heart Broke’ they have tapped renewed energy for the golden era of country when the genre was unmistakable.

 

With pedal steel and fiddle soaring above the hardest driving rhythm section in town they attract the hard core of country faithful: the two-steppers, the old-timers, the drinkers and barflies, along with their industry peers, to gigs fuelled by stripped back instrumentation and straight up delivery of classics old and new.

 

The band draws together members from country and city, backgrounds ranging from bluegrass to prog-rock and involved in other projects but who all save something special for the simple pleasure of great country music. Their original work, now at the fore, still bears the hallmarks Bakersfield’s greats and spans brother-genres of western swing, hillbilly and outlaw tunes –this new release is a worthy addition to that catalogue.

Date: Friday 9 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Bakersfield Glee Club (VIC)

SOLD OUT!!! Marie Wilson (NSW)

Marie Wilson returns to Adelaide for her long awaited live show showcasing songs from her album Extraordinary, as well as many other favourites. 

Marie has worked with some of rock music’s greats including Bryan Adams, Mark Hudson (Aerosmith) and Desmond Child (Ricky Martin). Leann Rimes recorded one of her songs ‘Review My Kisses’. Marie’s voice is her strongest instrument; this coupled with her world-class song writing and hard hitting acoustic guitar playing has fast earned her the reputation as an enduring talent.

In a career spanning more than 20 years Marie has released 6 albums with her current album ‘Extraordinary’ being the most recent. Reunited with her loyal supporters, this live show is sure to be an epic one from the Aussie singer songwriter who served her apprenticeship in the pubs and clubs of Australia.

She has gained incredible experience touring with world-renowned artists such as k.d Lang, Irish group The Corrs, John Fogarty and Bryan Adams, with whom she co-wrote the song ‘Heartbreak’. Wilson throws together a compelling mix of originals and covers resulting in an awesome live performance every time she takes the stage. Her passion for live performance never waivers and her live show will absolutely blow you away.

Date: Saturday 10 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Booking Fee
SOLD OUT!!! Marie Wilson (NSW)

SOLD OUT!!! Beccy Cole - Lazy Sunday Session + special guest Libby O'Donovan

Celebrated and decorated Australian singer/songwriter, Beccy Cole is heading to her favourite watering hole 

for a Sunday arvo session! The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton has long been Beccy's favourite place to have a 

beer and take in some live original music and the time has finally come to take the stage herself. 

Don't miss an afternoon of songs and stories from one of Australia's most loved performers in acoustic mode. 

Joining Beccy as opening act AND featuring her own set is her partner in life and song, the incomparable Libby O'Donovan bringing her unique brand of jazz and cabaret (Libby is a multiple winner of the 'last woman standing' award at the Wheaty closing time).

Beccy Cole and Libby O'Donovan together at The Wheaty, Sunday December 11, 4PM 

Look out for a special guest appearance by Beccy's Mum, Adelaide icon, Carole Sturtzel. 

Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
SOLD OUT!!! Beccy Cole - Lazy Sunday Session + special guest Libby O'Donovan

SCALA: CHRISTMAS SHOW - THE SHAMBOLICS + YOURS TRULY + LEIGH O'DONOGHUE

 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 15 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: CHRISTMAS SHOW - THE SHAMBOLICS + YOURS TRULY + LEIGH O'DONOGHUE

Hall of Famers with the AMC Combo - Featuring: Dave Blight (Cold Chisel), Chris Finnen (Guitar legend) + Trev Warner (Folk legend)


Join three SA Music Hall of Famers ...Dave Blight (Cold Chisel), Guitar legend ,Chris Finnen and Bluegrass all Australian hero, Trev Warner at The Wheaty to celebrate the Wheaty's induction into the SA Venue Music Hall of Fame. Joining our three legends are the AMC Combo , Quinton Dunne, Stuart Day and Adelaide's own drummer to the stars Enrico Mick Morena. From Bluegrass to Blues and Folk to Country, it's all here!!


Date: Friday 16 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Booking Fee
Hall of Famers with the AMC Combo - Featuring: Dave Blight (Cold Chisel), Chris Finnen (Guitar legend) + Trev Warner (Folk legend)

The OC's play the Wheaty – first gig ever!

The OCs play original songs. Stuart Day writes most of them, and sings and plays guitar, ably supported by Mitz Bryant (bass), Billy Regione (drums) and Kim Webster (keyboards). You may have grooved to these gentlemen over the years in such great groups as Blue Katz, The Beggars, Those Kodiaks, Barkers, The Radics, New Romantics, Kaleidoscope Eyes and many more. Somewhere between rock, soul, roots and reggae is where you’ll find The OCs. Age shall not weary them.

Date: Saturday 17 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The OC's play the Wheaty – first gig ever!

XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring: Problem Pony + The Yearlings + The Baker Suite + The Chaps

Every year the Wheatsheaf Christmas Extravaganza has a few surprises.

This year sees old rivals The Chaps face off with Problem Pony.

Wheaty darlings The Yearlings and The Baker Suite will kick off this wild ride of a variety show.

 Trotted out of the long paddock by popular demand and a carrot on a stick, Problem Pony are back for one show only.

Where have they been? Nashville, New York? Havana? Krasnoyarsk? Dubbo?

Their uncluttered and lovingly crafted tunes can silence a front bar and take you from innocent seduction to serious heartbreak.

Date: Sunday 18 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring: Problem Pony + The Yearlings + The Baker Suite + The Chaps

COMA: COMA Benefit Gig

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 19 December
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: COMA Benefit Gig

Christmas-ish show featuring: Danielle Deckard, Kaurna Cronin + Tom West

Sydney-based singer-songwriter Danielle Deckard will be heading south to join Adelaide mainstays Tom West and Kaurna Cronin for a festive performance of Christmas-inspired folk and indie-pop. Join us a for a cool artisanal beverage on a hot summer evening at The Wheatsheaf and celebrate Christmas like a true South Australian, by supporting live music from some of Australia's rising talent!

 DANIELLE DECKARD

A New Jersey native who has come to call Australia home, Danielle Deckard is a singer/songwriter based in Sydney. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Deckard is a multi-instrumentalist with an impressive list of accolades and awards to her name. Danielle’s lyrics and exquisite vocals impart dark undertones that act as a counterweight to the brighter pop melodies, reminiscent of Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles. Like a bouquet of heartache, her music breathes in the blues and exhales a kind of sweet melancholia.

www.danielledeckard.com

www.facebook.com/danielledeckard

TOM WEST

Tom West plays music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical, folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.

www.tomwestmusic.com.au

www.facebook.com/tomwestmusic

 

KAURNA CRONIN

Multi award winning folk troubadour Kaurna Cronin is on the cusp of a new breed of Australian folk artists, reimagining the way music is shared, written and enjoyed globally. With grand storytelling, folk-rocker jams and a lyrical sincerity beyond his years, Cronin's unique folk blend and emotive, dark and hilarious performances have been capturing audiences globally, cementing this young Singer-Songwriters position at the height of contemporary Australian folk music.

www.kaurnacronin.com

www.facebook.com/kaurnacronin 

 

Date: Thursday 22 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Christmas-ish show featuring: Danielle Deckard, Kaurna Cronin + Tom West

The Trailer Bites XMAS SPECTACULAR!

Adelaide’s newest reggae/dancehall band The Trailer Bites will rehash your favourite Xmas carols into thick, deep reggae jams for this once in a lifetime FREE concert at the Wheaty. You may even be the first to witness NEW, ORIGINAL, UNTAPPED XMAS CAROLS in the reggae/dancehall style!
 
The Trailer Bites are: 
Adam Page on Sax
Lizzie Gregory on Trombone
Django Rowe on Guitar
Flik Freeman on Bass
Ben Timmis on Keyboards
Kyrie Anderson on Drums
and special guest Jon Hunt on Saxophone
 
Date: Friday 23 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Trailer Bites XMAS SPECTACULAR!

Em (and people who look like Clem)’s Xmas Eve Extravaganza!

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Wheatsheaf Hotel’s annual Xmas eve shindig is back for its 8th year! This debauched yuletide institution brings you some of Adelaide’s finest musicians, home for the holidays and ready to carol and cavort with you as they (and you) celebrate the Messiah’s Birthday. They do carols. They do classic pop hits. They do country….and western.

 Whilst the darling Clementine Ford is on some well-earned maternity leave this year, Emily Davis has arranged some suitably talented and slightly similar looking red-headed co-hosts to bring you the Classic Xmas Eve songbook you’ve grown to know and love.  The show is free for all, (and a bit of a free for all) for Christmas orphans, long-time groupies, barflies and old soaks!

 Still not convinced? Here are some words from Em and Clem’s adoring fans!

 ‘It is typical of today's culture that the proponents of seething, raging hostility are taken as advocates of love’ A. Rand

 

 ‘What’s left to say about Em and Clem’s Xmas Eve Extravaganza that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin or the iPhone?’’  @killed_by_pie

 So bring your buddies, your singing voice, your Christmas cheer and some sensible shoes and let’s celebrate another stellar year!

Date: Saturday 24 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Em (and people who look like Clem)’s Xmas Eve Extravaganza!

CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

Ahhhh......Christmas. One of the only days your favourite local bartenders get to take off work, eat too much food, and drink copious amounts of the booze they've spent all year serving.

If you need something to to while away the hours before the pub opens again, here's a Chrissy Classic for ya:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE

Happy turkey day everyone - see you at the bar on Boxing Day!

Date: Sunday 25 December
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

THE 2016 BOXING DAY CUP OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY FEATURING: THE BOXING DAY HOUSE BAND

Celebrate with the victors, or brood with the losers. The 2016 Boxing Day Cup pits the state's best bartenders, The Eagle Blues, against the most talented musicians, The Rockatoos, in a 20/20 game of cricket that's more colourful than a Ken Done tea towel. The cup will be rasining much needed funds for independent broadcaster Radio Adelaide. The Eagle Blues are the reigning champions and will be looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time in the cup's short, but decorated history. It's the cricket match we had to have, and this is the after party for it. Featuring a special Boxing Day House Band, Adelaide's Greatest Raffle Basket and the much loved Karma Keg, get together and support your community this Christmas. 
 
Date: Monday 26 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
THE 2016 BOXING DAY CUP OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY FEATURING: THE BOXING DAY HOUSE BAND

Jess Parker (MELB) 'DELTA VEINS' EP launch + PJ Michael & The Banditas (CANBERRA) 'ALL NIGHT LONG' EP tour

Jess Parker

Drawing inspiration from the many winding roads and juke joints that line the Mississippi delta, to the dark smoke-filled bars of rural Mexico and her hometown haunts of Melbourne, The 'Delta Veins' EP is the first official release of Jess Parker's biographical writings. Recorded in two parts, this release encapsulates the raw and personal encounters that have shaped the stories of this howlin', enigmatic songbird.

PJ Michael & The Banditas

Canberra based blues troubadours PJ Michael & The Banditas have emerged from the studio with their latest EP “All Night Long” in tow and a national tour to boot. A compilation of four songs, perfected over years of performing, balanced, bolstered and brought to life in a sweeping journey of toe-tapping escapism and heartbreak.
All Night Long, is a welcome and highly anticipated offering filled with lush production, weeping violin, vibrant harmonies, the warmth of a resonator guitar and a tale to be told. In the vein of artists from Justin Townes Earle and Junior Kimbrough to Nick Cave and Laura Marling, All Night Long, is genre rich with simple beauty.

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

Date: Thursday 29 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jess Parker (MELB) 'DELTA VEINS' EP launch + PJ Michael & The Banditas (CANBERRA) 'ALL NIGHT LONG' EP tour

Summer shindig with Cat Dog Bird, The Ben Searcy Trio + Kelly Menhennett

At the nexus of folk rock and pop, this band of four let fly their original bittersweet songs laced with yearning and crosshatched with driving rhythm and guitar filled landscapes to hammer on your heart. Playing songs from their album Headfirst into the Riddle and a bunch of new tunes.

Date: Friday 30 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Summer shindig with Cat Dog Bird, The Ben Searcy Trio + Kelly Menhennett

New Years Eve With C@$H

C@$H formed a couple of years ago when a group of musical friends realised they had lots of new material that needed to be heard, and a backlog of original songs that deserved a re-birth.

The members of C@$H come from diverse musical backgrounds and are all active participants in the Adelaide music scene. The main songwriters are Sandy Klose on bass, vocals (Far Beyond, People’s Choice winner SCALA  2016 FOOM song competition) and Ricky Hooper on guitar (The Sensational Swing Sisters, Djangaroo, Saltbush Kate and the Time Wasters). Other members include Sarah Ferguson on vocals (Blackbook, Whiplash, Juli Glad, The Hogues), James Sweeney on violin, mandolin, guitar (Blackbook, Whiplash, Juli Glad, The Hogues, Yellow Blue Bus) and Fabian Hevia on drums & percussion (The Catholics, Far Beyond, Johnathan Zwartz, Boutier).

C@$H deliver a kick-ass (on) performance of all original music that moves through varied styles, ranging from cruisin’ grooves/funk/dance/disco with a few searing ballads thrown in for good measure . Chair dancing is always acceptable but the dance floor is where the real fun is at!

Suitable for all ages 0-99yrs

Band from: 5-8pm

Pub closes at 10pm

 

Date: Saturday 31 December
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Years Eve With C@$H

New Years Day Hangover Hoedown with Emily Davis & Band + Special guests

Emily Davis welcomes 2017 with a very special front bar show!

Bring your hangover, puffy eyes and your mum and let Emily and a fine assortment of musical RAdelaidies soothe your woes!

Expect a fine selection of vintage covers, smooth acoustic originals and exuberant spontaneous jams; the perfect soundtrack to frame the lingering malaise of a new year’s existential crisis.

There’s no judgement here, only open arms, big voices and cold beer*. (*just make sure you’re wearing pants).

 If you have one New Years Resolution that’s easy to execute, let it be this and haul your a**  to the Wheaty’s front bar.  

 ….and….. ITS FREE! 

Date: Sunday 1 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Years Day Hangover Hoedown with Emily Davis & Band + Special guests