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

NO WAVE PRESENTS: A NIGHT OF PROSE featuring MARIANA DIMÓPULOS & ARIEL MAGNUS (ARG) with SPECIAL GUESTS

 
 
'No Wave' and 'Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature' are proud to present a reading from two Argentinian authors, Mariana Dimópulos and her partner Ariel Magnus, accompanied by some of our best local fiction writers.

Mariana Dimópulos is an Argentinian writer and translator. She has published three novels and many short stories. Her second novel, All my Goodbyes (Cada despedida), has just been published in English by Giramondo (Sydney).
 
For more information, please contact: dominic.symes@adelaide.edu.au 
 
 
Date: Wednesday 22 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
NO WAVE PRESENTS: A NIGHT OF PROSE featuring MARIANA DIMÓPULOS & ARIEL MAGNUS (ARG) with SPECIAL GUESTS

SCALA LIVE CATEGORY GRAND FINAL + ANNOUNCEMENT OF ALL CATEGORY WINNERS

What an incredible time of year for original songwriters as SCALA
presents your 2018 FOOM finalists.  The South Australian
Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricist Association (SCALA) are
delighted to present our 2018 Festival of Original Music (FOOM) an
Australian song competition that encourages original songwriting and
promotes new material.

Join us for the Live category Grand Final event on Thursday 23
August 2018.  Finalist from each live category heat held across July
and August will perform their songs.

Winners from all other 2018 FOOM categories will be announced on the
night.

GRAND FINAL: Tix $15 | SCALA Members $5 available through trybooking

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE SO PURCHASE NOW BEFORE YOU MISS OUT!!!

For more information visit: www.scala.org.au 

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.

Date: Thursday 23 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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SCALA LIVE CATEGORY GRAND FINAL + ANNOUNCEMENT OF ALL CATEGORY WINNERS

River Lane + Brendan Ryan + Dylan Smith

It's not too often you come across a tradie channeling Fleetwood Mac. A new folk/rock artist, River Lane, impresses audiences with her commercial but down to earth, girl next door approach.

$10 on the door



Date: Friday 24 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
River Lane + Brendan Ryan + Dylan Smith

Dirtbird (VIC) Album launch

Hawkmoth Records are pleased to announce the release of Dirtbird's new record Spirit Kings.

Dirtbird are based in the Central Goldfields of Victoria and play slow, sad, mysterious songs about death, dreams, and the end of the world.

Dirtbird are a 3-piece acoustic band made up of David M. Lewis (ex-Bedridden), Lisa Marmur and Glendon Blazely. Their songs are written from cut-up poetry and feature beautiful 3-part harmonies.

Spirit Kings is their 6th album, and was co-produced by Dirtbird and Andrew Watson. It features all-acoustic instruments, including guitar, dobro, banjo, double bass, strings, horns, percussion and a saw.

Dirtbird will be launching their album (on record and CD) at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on August the 25th with Melbourne alt. country legends waywardbreed. It is also available through their facebook page.

Spooky slow and dark stuff. Mystery music.” – Beat Magazine, Melbourne.

The subtle weaving of guitar, cello, and male and female vocals, not to mention the almost biblical themes, haunted me for a number of months…if you like music that is thoughtful, slow, sparse, emotive and open and you don’t mind waking in the middle of the night with a haunting line or lyric playing itself interminably inside your head then you will appreciate and come to love Dirtbird’s music as much as I do.” – T. K. Bollinger, wordpress.com.

A very unique sound on the Australian music scene…a classic roots-rock sound. Nice.” – Dan Buhaqiar, JJJ.

Date: Saturday 25 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Dirtbird (VIC) Album launch

Emily Davis & Band + Dearly Departed (NSW)

Emily Davis is an insightful songwriter, whose music walks the line between folk and rock. Her cinematic lyrics create a luscious world for the listener, as each song explores human connection, the universal truths we all know but are often too afraid to admit and her enduring belief in the transformative power of love. She follows in the tradition of the strong women of her art form. Her sound is reminiscent of songstresses Brandi Carlile, Emmy-Lou Harris, Jolie Holland and Chrissie Hinde. Her latest release ‘You, Me & the Velvet Sea’, launch in April 2018 has won her critical acclaim as well as festival appearances and international touring and publishing opportunities. Put simply she knows how to turn a room. 

Davis has a reputation for ‘utterly absorbing’ (DB Magazine) and ‘breath-taking’ (Rip It Up) live performances. Armed with her full band, including Tori Phillips (Fiddle), Annie Siegmann (Bass), Emily A Smith (Electric Guitars) and Stephen Neville (Drums) she returns to the Wheatsheaf for a homecoming celebration fresh from her debut European tour of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 “…a finely tuned ebb and flow of evocative folk, sea shanty storytelling and richer, bolder rock ‘n’ roll vibes.” - Daniela Frangos The Adelaide Review 

 Dearly Departed

 Breaking down the shackles of Americana’s typical direction, two tainted yet sweet country girls weave their way through the high notes. These two women with country in their hearts and 90’s girl rock leaves falling from their eve- growing tree of songs makes for an engaging show.  Every sweet sound follows a story of sorrow, heartbreak and leaving home. Emily A Smith leads the girls with her palatial electric playing, while Nat sings with such sentiment, like Shepard’s dragging all your emotions to the surface. These two strong women follow no trend or particular style rather just let the magic happen naturally on an unpaved road to discovering what comes next.

 "Natalie Henry’s music straddles that ragged fence between country and folky/blues! Real life stories! Combine Nat’s unique voice with Emily’s harmonies, superb guitar playing, and you have a powerful duo!" - Bill Chambers

Date: Sunday 26 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Emily Davis & Band + Dearly Departed (NSW)

Sympathy Orchestra

Adelaide based sympathy orchestra formed in 1999 and have released two albums during that time. Always an electric band, SO have recently developed an acoustic set giving a totally new

dimension to their original music. Renowned for their high calibre of musicianship, SO have played the Adelaide Festival Of Arts, Major Concerts and Venues around SA and were involved in the music to Rolf de Heers film -Tracker”. 

Julian Barnett - Guitars/Composer John Appleby - Drums/Percussion Lyndon Gordon - Guitars Istvan Nemeth -Basses 

Date: Friday 31 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra

Alison Coppe + Alana Jagt + Panacea

Alison Coppe

Alison Coppe is a singer and poet who has been playing in pubs, theatres, and galleries around Adelaide and beyond for nearing a decade. Part crooner part folk-rock troubadour, Alison's songs take their listener to places queer and familiar. With her band, The Janes, Alison released the single 'Back to Your Door' in 2016 and is looking forward to releasing new material in late 2018. 

 'Put your money down for any show where you see the name Alison Coppe...' – The Clothesline

“All that remains is to watch her star continue to rise.” – Glam Adelaide

“Coppe is charming, humorous and, in every sense, what a musician should be.” – Glam Adelaide “Alison Coppe is nothing short of outstanding.” In Daily

https://www.facebook.com/AlisonCoppe/ 

Alana Jagt

Alana Jagt's warmly-weathered voice has captivated audiences throughout her career, blending indie pop and rock with moody sea-shanties and Motown groove. 

Backed by a cohort of South Australia’s finest musicians, she performs powerful, vocal-led solo affairs; playful trio shows; and with six-piece, twin-guitar rock band, The Monotremes.

Since releasing her debut EP Wilderness (2017), Alana has played acclaimed festivals such as Handpicked Festival (featuring San Cisco, Dean Lewis, Matt Corby, and JET) and Scouted. She’s also supported the likes of Didirri, Broads, Maddison Violet (Can), James Kenyon and Wanderers

https://www.alanajagt.com 

Panacea

Panacea is the Indie Pop mongrel infant of Adie Haines. It exited the womb in mid 2017 and came out screaming, scared and confused. Since then it has grown and is ever changing and dancing between genres like a little love song to the times, while still maintaining a pop sensibility at heart. 


With a desire to step away from the folk/country scene and experiment with different genres and sounds, Adie Haines re-branded in 2017 and put together a band of other Adelaide songwriters and musicians of varying genres to play the new songs she had been writing over the last two years.

Hailed for her theatrics on stage and a lyrical honesty that spurts truths about the modern day confusion and anxiety of an adult nearing 30, you should definitely catch a full band show when you can and cut loose on the dance floor with the poppy numbers... but if it’s a stripped back show that you’re seeing, be prepared to get cosy with your tear ducts and emotions (if you have those). 

You can expect her first single out soon, that she firmly promises will be ‘Synth Pop Goodness’. 

Date: Saturday 1 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Alison Coppe + Alana Jagt + Panacea

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Don Morrison, dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, is a world renown (recent Spotify statistics show a hot spot for his music in Norway and the Netherlands!) songwriter, singer, guitarist, author, story teller and guitar maker.  He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s playing, singing and writing songs better than ever.  He’s done shows all over, from Bridgetown to Brunswick, Sydney to San Antonio, and Perth to Penrith and has just released his 16th album, It’s A Long Drive”.  In Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, Don is joined by the amazingly talented Morrison brothers, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar. Long time ally,  Andy Przygonski joins in on drums and together they perform original, roots, blues and alt - country based Australian songs that tell OUR story with a cohesion and harmony unique to family bands.

Date: Sunday 2 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

COMA: ZEPHYR QUARTET + ELDER MUSIC LAB)

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.

 Tix - $15 - members $8

 

Date: Monday 3 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ZEPHYR QUARTET + ELDER MUSIC LAB)

NO WAVE POETRY presents: RAINING POETRY IN ADELAIDE

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: dominic.symes@adelaide.edu.au 
 
 
Date: Wednesday 5 September
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY presents: RAINING POETRY IN ADELAIDE

Dirty Rascal (VIC) album launch with special guest Kelly Menhennet

Andrew McSweeney (McSweeney, Midnight hunting crew) has pulled together an outstanding collection of original songs, expertly produced by legendary Australian rock drummer Jerry Speiser (Men at Work, Grammy award winner). The album YOU BE THE KING was born and around it formed a band including John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys, ARIA award) and Andy Dixon (Officer Friendly). Dirty Rascal play uplifting, soulful rock music.


Date: Thursday 6 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Dirty Rascal (VIC) album launch with special guest Kelly Menhennet

The Spiral Dance Spring Concert

Fusing folk-law and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance plays an eclectic blend of 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 rattle your ancestors!

Date: Saturday 8 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Spiral Dance Spring Concert

Sean Simmons & Bronwyn Henderson (The Spoils - VIC) + Mary Webb

SEAN SIMMONS & BRONWYN HENDERSON sing songs of pursuit, regret & hope.

 They have released 3 studio albums with their band The Spoils, played with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Catpower, Mick Harvey, The Church, Tex Perkins, The Drones, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey BirdsThe Flying Burrito Brothers and toured the world. They have slept on floors and performed in castles.

 Simmons has moonlighted with The Dumb Earth and Chris Russell while Henderson has also performed and arranged for some of Australia’s best musicians including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/PJ Harvey), James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) & Marty Willson-Piper (The Church).

 Comprising of vocals, guitar, violin, accordion, musical saw, glockenspiel and an Indian drone box, the pair return with their first national tour in 4 years playing songs old and new.

“Simmons & Henderson are a musical pairing difficult to fault in both instrumentation and style” - The Music, Brisbane ****


Date: Sunday 9 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sean Simmons & Bronwyn Henderson (The Spoils - VIC) + Mary Webb

SCALA: Elaine McLaughlin, Nick West and Chica Chica Electrica

 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 13 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA:  Elaine McLaughlin, Nick West and Chica Chica Electrica

Matt Katsis (VIC) + Billy The Tree

A blues man at heart, avid wanderer reflecting troubadour tradition, albeit delicately picked ballads to foot stomping slide guitar driven down home blues swagger, Melbourne based singer-songwriter & guitarist Matt Katsis features a “one-man-band” approach through use of percussive elements of the acoustic guitar, stompbox, tambourine and creating loop layers, this has seen Matt take to audiences far and wide with the ease and merit that parallel’s his music.

 Currently on tour in support of his latest single release, titled ‘Through all our seas', the track encompasses his distinctive fusion of Folk-Roots and hints at influences of Alt. Country & Americana.

Date: Friday 14 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Matt Katsis (VIC) + Billy The Tree

Bill Chambers + Michaela Jenke

Bill Chambers New Album ‘Cold Trail’ is his first studio album in 4 Years. Although in the meantime he’s released the Live @ The Pub Tamworth DVD and CD.

Bill has left anything but a ‘Cold Trail, he continues to tour the world playing in daughter Kasey’s band and also his own solo shows, playing anything from house concerts and coffee lounges to major festivals.

If you’ve been in the audience at a Bill Chambers concert you’ll notice he always travels with a swag of guitars showcasing his connection to different styles of music that he’s been influenced by over the years.

“I grew up listening to the Hillbilly music my mum and dad played when i was a kid. I discovered early Rock’n’Roll, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. In recent times I’ve been particularly influenced by the Texas Singer/Songwriters”.

When you see Bill Chambers live on stage its evident that his music reflects his early influences and resonates with stories of his life on the road.

 

 

Date: Saturday 15 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
Bill Chambers + Michaela Jenke

Todd Sibbin 'Counterweight' Album Launch + Max Savage

TODD SIBBIN wears his heart on his sleeve, and is a prolific writer, performer and producer of music in the vein of Oberst and Dylan. Sibbin's work explores themes of darkness, honesty and hope in the context of his native territory: the late night street lights and giddy swirling of human relationships.


Date: Sunday 16 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Todd Sibbin 'Counterweight' Album Launch + Max Savage

COMA: ROWE/MCHENRY/BALDWIN + THE ANDY SUGG GROUP (VIC/NZ/SA)

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.

 Tix - $15 - members $8

 

Date: Monday 17 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: ROWE/MCHENRY/BALDWIN + THE ANDY SUGG GROUP (VIC/NZ/SA)

The Cameramen + Ghyti

The Cameramen are 4 piece progressive pop band featuring guitar, keys, bass, drums and sax. Fronted by the baritone vocals of Richard Sallis, they are playing the Wheatsheaf for the first time to perform songs off their debut album 'Good Things Do Happen', as well as newly written material. Performing with them are Ghyti, who have just returned from touring their 'Race To The Bottom' EP interstate.

https://www.facebook.com/ghytiband/ 

Date: Friday 21 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Cameramen + Ghyti

Imogen Clark (NSW) + Michaela Jenke

When an artist first emerges at a young age, they often have a limited well of knowledge and experience to draw from, yet on her sophomore album Collide, Imogen Clark tackles, with great clarity, the tumultuous process of entering adulthood, the joys and challenges of learning about yourself, those around you, and your place in the world, and the duality of emotion that is the undercurrent of so many of life’s experiences.

Collide was produced by Australian legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and has already become one of the most talked about albums of 2018, charting at #4 on the ARIA Australian Country Albums chart, only topped by industry giants Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. At the age of 23, Imogen has already realised a wealth of personal goals. From performing at the iconic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, signing with Lost Highway Records/Universal Music Australia (Shane Nicholson, Adam Eckersley Band, Catherine Britt), receiving multiple CMC Award nominations, including Best New Artist, Best Video, and Female Artist of the Year in 2018, and having four consecutive singles reach #1 on the CMC Top 50 chart. That industry acknowledgement and respect from her peers has led to high profile tours/shows with artists such as Diesel, Ian Moss, Daryl Braithwaite, Willie Watson and Shane Nicholson. She has also earned an abundance of songwriting and studio work credits, having co-written two songs on Kasey Chambers’ ARIA Award winning #1 album Dragonfly, and recorded backing vocals on Shane Nicholson’s Golden Guitar award winning Love & Blood record.

The range and conviction within Imogen’s songwriting and live performances will continue to capture the hearts and minds of new fans as the bruised, honest and ultimately optimistic songs of Collide make their way into the world.


Date: Saturday 22 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Imogen Clark (NSW) + Michaela Jenke

SCALA: Michael Coghlan, Luke Swinburne and Crooked Roadca

 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 27 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Michael Coghlan, Luke Swinburne and Crooked Roadca

The Yearlings "Highway Dancing" - 10th year anniversary show

Over 4 days during the American winter of February 2008 we went over to Brooklyn, New York and recorded our third full length album, live and on-the-fly.
We were lucky enough to make music with the finest players and greatest people we could hope to meet. What they brought to our songs was like finding treasure steeped in American musical heritage.
 
We had a ball.
 
We will be recreating the album in full for one show only at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, with a fabulous band of great musicians and friends.
 
Date: Sunday 30 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings "Highway Dancing" - 10th year anniversary show

Garrett Kato (NSW)

After a breakout 2017, touring Australia more than 5 times and debuting in America, singer-songwriter & producer, Garrett Kato, is set to hit the road again this Spring. Following sold out performances at 2000 capacity theatres just 12 months ago, this September and October you have the chance to catch Garrett in the most intimate rooms in Australia, and New Zealand.

 A native of greater Vancouver, Canada, his most recent single release, “Take it Slowly” has achieved viral success with over 7.5 millions Spotify streams, and reaching over half a million monthly listeners. He has toured with the likes of Bernard Fanning, Kasey Chambers, Andy Grammer, and performed on stages at Byron’s Splendour in the Grass, and UK’s Bestival.

 His Spring tour kicks off on September 15in Brisbane, and will take him to regional centres of Australia, along with a debut headline show in Auckland.

Date: Saturday 13 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Garrett Kato (NSW)

Rob Snarski - Up Close and Personal

Rob Snarski is a velvet-voiced troubadour and singer with our national treasures The Blackeyed Susans.

He's also a part-time hired gun. Rob has toured Europe as guest vocalist with The Triffids and with The Go-Betweens at the Sydney Festival in January.  

Last year The Blackeyed Susans toured nationally to sell-out shows with the release of “Close Your Eyes and See” - their seventh album and first in over a decade. Their recent performance - with strings - at Melbourne’s Recital Centre will be fondly remembered as one of the most sublime shows in that fabulous venue. 

In 2017, Snarski published his whimsical collection of vignettes “You’re Not Rob Snarski - Crumbs From The Cake” with book launches throughout the country.

Expect an intimate evening of golden songs, haunting and elusive - from Rob’s acclaimed solo release “Wounded Bird”, mixed with shimmering new tunes, a chapter or two from his B O O K, several covers from “Low Fidelity”, and perhaps a song from Chad’s Tree, The Triffids ... or The Go-Betweens. 

In short ... expect the past, the present and the future.

Rob plays two sets solo in Adelaide's best intimate venue - not to be missed. 

"Smooth and sultry enough to coax life and love back into the most damaged of souls." (Steve Bell / The Music)

Event photo by David Harris

$25 on the door

Date: Sunday 21 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Rob Snarski - Up Close and Personal