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 After-Normal - Book Launch - In conversation: David Carlin and Kylie Cardell

Join us to celebrate the Australian release of The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet by award-winning writers David Carlin and Nicole Walker. 

 As we face the climate emergency, Carlin and Walker engage in a long-distance dialogue between two writers, creating an improvisational subversion of the encyclopedia, a witty-yet-serious send-up of the concept of a survival guide, an A to Z of people, places, and phenomena to marvel at, to kick against, to let go, and to fight for.

Date: Thursday 17 October
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $0
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The After-Normal - Book Launch - In conversation: David Carlin and Kylie Cardell

Vonda Last & Jelja Quintet + Glenn Skuthorpe

Vonda Last is an Adelaide-based singer songwriter. Warm and engaging, her original songs are honest and melodic with a strong sense of the Australian landscape and way of life. Her first single release For Love of Country is regularly sung throughout South Australian Primary Schools. Classical, gospel, country and soul influences infuse her music as she takes the audience on a journey. Vonda will be joined by the fabulous Jelja Quintet (Julian Ferraretto, Enrico Mick Morena, Lainie Jamieson, Jenna Bonavita & Alain Vàloze).


Glenn Skuthorpe

With five highly-regarded albums and music featured in documentaries such as John Pilger’s Utopia, Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer-songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe (AUS) has carved a reputation as a compelling lyricist and composer, travelling the world and sharing through music.

Glenn has performed on stages big and small with some living legends in his long career including Steve Earle, Tex Perkins, Kev Carmody, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier. Whether on the main stage or around the campfire, Glenn is a generous and exciting performer whose playing style is captivating and enveloping, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs.

http://glennskuthorpe.com

Tix - $20/15 pre-sale & on the door

Date: Friday 18 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Vonda Last & Jelja Quintet + Glenn Skuthorpe

Shaun Kirk (VIC) + Cal Williams Jr

Following the release of two brand new singles ‘Howlin at the Moon’ and ‘Save My Soul’ in 2018, along with an appearance at Bluesfest, Byron Bay, and a stack of sold-out headline shows; blues/rock singer-songwriter Shaun Kirk is proud to announce he will be dropping his anticipated, self titled EP this September.

To celebrate the release, the troubadour will be embarking on a huge twenty-one date tour across Australia & New Zealand to showcase his new tracks in what 2019 Grammy Award Winner for Best Contemporary Blues Record, Fantastic Negrito, describes as “one of the best one man shows he’s ever seen”.

The tour announcement comes off the back of Kirk’s recently disclosed signing with Canadian Artist Agency Paquin following his performances at the East Coast Music Awards back in May, and could be Australasia’s last chance to catch him in the flesh for sometime as new overseas prospects appear imminent.

$25 on the door

Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Shaun Kirk (VIC) + Cal Williams Jr

MobiusX Final Show

It will be the end of an era when MobiusX play their farewell show at the Wheaty. 

Around 14 years since they first got together, the band has produced an impressive body of work including two studio albums, a live album, and performed many gigs around Adelaide including several at the Wheatsheaf.

Replacing founding bassist / singer Andrew in 2014 with Charles on vocals and David on bass, the band has since released the Dark Road studio album and Live at the Wheaty. 

Both albums will be on sale at the gig, so fans can take home their own souvenir copies of theMobies’ gorgeous melodies, grooves that slide from rock to jazzand lyrics speaking of love, politics, murder and more. The final gig will be recorded for later distribution.

So join MobiusX one last time in those places where risks are ripe, dogs bark in the dark, blood spills and passions flow … and help say Mo’ByeUs and Mo’ByeYou!


Date: Sunday 20 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
MobiusX Final Show

COMA - Inkling + Cauldron (SA/ACT)

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 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Inkling + Cauldron (SA/ACT)

NO WAVE - SPECIAL EVENT - A NIGHT OF PROSE FEATURING: NICK JOSE + MATT HOOTON + LYN DICKENS + OLIVIA DE ZILVA + ORPH BOTH


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: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
 
Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE - SPECIAL EVENT - A NIGHT OF PROSE FEATURING: NICK JOSE + MATT HOOTON + LYN DICKENS + OLIVIA DE ZILVA + ORPH BOTH

SCALA - Yorke Heath + Dark Matters + Special Spotlight Acts

 Few 31 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 24 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Yorke Heath + Dark Matters + Special Spotlight Acts

Kathie Renner & The Search Party

Adelaide based singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, brings her latest CD, "Inside My Head", to the Wheaty with her band, The Search Party featuring Steve Todd on percussion and Shaun Duncan on bass. Joining them are some special guests including Jordan Noble on saxophone, flute and melodica and Brett Pamment on flugelhorn.
Date: Friday 25 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Kathie Renner & The Search Party

Sword In Stone + Sticks & Stones + Letrasets

SWORD IN STONE 

Forming the band over their love for Pop Harmonies, Jangly Guitars and Dark Indie undertones Sword In Stone have since 2014 forged their name into the Adelaide music scene. Playing shows at many great Adelaide venues with local and interstate acts.

2018 had been an busy year with the completion of their Offical Video Clip for their new tune "Best Kind" from their 2018 EP "Hot Mess"
At the moment they are dedicating their time on a brand new live show set to blow the cobwebs off material a year in the making.

LETRASETS

Letrasets are a four piece group from the western suburbs of Adelaide with a fresh blend of indie and garage rock.


Date: Saturday 26 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Sword In Stone + Sticks & Stones + Letrasets

Golonka

Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart. 

Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death, 

and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!

Date: Sunday 27 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka

The Boogie Men

This powerful band play a distinctive brand of music spanning a wide range of styles based on British and American folk, roots and blues.
The band features vocalist Steve Brown, singing, laughing, chatting and entertaining audiences with a rich, powerful and at times, delicate touch.

Steve and the band comprising Michael Hutton, David Lloyd and James Stewart-Rattray play with an ease and control refined over decades of experience touring stages both locally and Internationally. 

Have no doubt, these guys always play TO the room and are guaranteed to have you singing, laughing, listening and/or dancing the entire gig.

$15 on the door

 

Date: Friday 1 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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The Boogie Men

Massey Ferguson + Doctor DeSoto Duo

Massey Ferguson’s music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Ryan Adams’ Jacksonville City Nights, to bar-house rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse.

Massey Ferguson’s style could be considered alternative country, however their music is perhaps better described as genre-spanning traditional American music.

Massey Ferguson features singer song-writer Rich Coldwell (Linus, Sun Theory), Michael Boundy (Seven Stories, Sun Theory), Greg Blanch (Amber Paulson), Trine Kallevig, Sam Carpenter (Snap to Zero, Sun Theory), Andy Dawe (the Borrowed Ones), Anthony Scott (Fruit, Sun Theory).                                                  

Doctor DeSoto Duo

Songwriters Mikey Green (The Audreys), Dave Pagano (Gone To Earth) of Doctor DeSoto fame perform edge-of-town acoustic jangles, tumbleweed tunes, torchlight songs, alongside punchy roots pop with infectious vintage grooves. 


Date: Saturday 2 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Massey Ferguson + Doctor DeSoto Duo

The Weeping Willows (VIC) + Great Aunt (VIC)

The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.

2015-2019 has seen The Weeping Willows nominated for 5 x CMAA awards, 4 x CMC awards, performing at AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival and Out On The Weekend plus supporting Lukas Nelson (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Willie Watson (USA), Cory Branan (USA), Kevin Welch (USA), Shane Nicholson and The Audreys. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live or caught on tape, will always delight.  

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s - “Australian Alt. Country at its near-finest...” - Rolling Stone.


Great Aunt is an Americana/Roots duo from Melbourne, Australia, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. Their music is raw and austere, simple and bold; full of stomping feet and clapping hands, chants and harmonies, whispered words and soulful lament. Set somewhere between a Gospel Church in Louisiana and a dimly-lit speakeasy in Melbourne, listeners will hear tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking.

“Great Aunt gives us folk-based Americana music tinged with shades of Bluegrass and Gospel and capture the true spirit of this genre with their soulful renditions.” - LA Music Critic Blog.


Date: Sunday 3 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Weeping Willows (VIC) + Great Aunt (VIC)

COMA - MG Big Band + Harriett Allcroft (VIC/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.

 $15 entry - Members $8

 

Date: Monday 4 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - MG Big Band + Harriett Allcroft (VIC/SA)

SCALA - Isaac Thomas + The Wrong Road + Scala Spotlight Acts

 Few 31 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 7 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Isaac Thomas + The Wrong Road + Scala Spotlight Acts

Rachel Baiman (USA) + Aaron Thomas

This Spring, Americana songwriter and deft roots instrumentalist Rachel Baiman will bring her superb live show to the Australia, with stops at the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, The Toff in Melbourne, and the Mullum Music Festival in Mullumbimby.

The tour first trip to Australia since the release of a new EP; Thanksgiving (Free Dirt Records). Based in Nashville, and originally from Chicago, Baiman has toured the United States extensively this year and also made stops in the UK and Europe including two shows at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.

 Baimans 2017 label debut Shame was featured on NPRSongs We Love, called a Rootsy Wake-up Call by Folk Alley, and described by ViceNoisey as flipping off authority one song at a time. Thanksgivinga self-produced four-song collectionfeatures members of her live trio (Cy Winstanley, Shelby Means) and special guests, including flatpicking guitar master Molly Tuttle and guitarist and vocalist Josh Oliver.

Thanksgiving, named for the American holiday which is celebrated in November, is a collection of songs that center around themes of Indigenous rights, home and homelessness, and love in hard times. An intriguing follow up to Shame, the EP allows her a chance to stretch out stylistically, moving effortlessly between bluegrass, folk, old-time and country.

 Baiman is also known for her work with progressive acoustic duo 10 String Symphony, with whom she has toured Australia and was awarded IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year in 2018.

Date: Friday 8 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Rachel Baiman (USA) + Aaron Thomas

Adelaide Songs CD Launch

Yes Its a brand new CD of songs about Adelaide's quirky identity.. people, places, history,. Join the Adelaide Songs Project Ensemble for delightful and sometimes biting songs about our city......Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Music Hall and a bit of Twang. Our special guest to launch the CD is the brilliant Ben Stubbs -Author of Crow Eaters an acclaimed new book about Adelaide and SA... (who thinks the CD is reminiscent of a Mark Knofler album...high praise indeed)

2019 Fringe Review: Adelaide Songs
Adelaide Songs is a presentation by local musicians of their own compositions celebrating and reflecting on their home city and its history, with musical styles varying from blues to ballads, from comedy to biting satire. 
★★★★
Nicky Titchener - Independent Adelaide

Singer-songwriters Paul Roberts, Paula Standing, Alan Hartley and Keith Preston present a creative blend of music to honour their home city – sometimes with satire and occasionally with a sharp reminder of the Adelaide’s flaws, past and present.


Date: Sunday 10 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adelaide Songs CD Launch

COMA - Kristiin Berardi & Sam Anning Album launch (QLD- VIC)

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

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

 $20 entry - members $15

 

Date: Monday 11 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Kristiin Berardi & Sam Anning Album launch (QLD- VIC)

Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Elder Conservatorium of Music presents an evening of original music by students of the Popular Music & CASM programs.  

Featuring 5 bands, come and experience the work of some of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging songwriters.


Date: Thursday 14 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Carus Thompson (VIC) Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch

Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns with his 7th studioalbum Shakespeare Avenue and a national launch tour.

 A genuine troubadour, Thompson is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, touring the world as an independent artist with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio and two live albums.  And with 2017’s Island, the critical plaudits flowed – a WAM Song of the Year, a finalist in the International SongwritingCompetition, and high rotation on Double J.

 For the recording of Shakespeare Avenue, Thompson moved his family to the South-West of England, to immerse himself in folk traditions and to write and record with a new approach. His narrative, character based emotive songs have long earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellencamp, however this time there is also a distinct Richard Thompson, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Anglo-Cetlic Edge. 

 Part of the lure of England was Thompson’s connection to Folk star Seth Lakeman(who has spent the last two years touring the world with Robert Plant) and his Mercury nominated producer brother Sean Lakeman. These two, alongside Sean’s partner Kathryn Roberts are a “virtual folk dynasty” – highly respected on the international folk scene. 

Sean produced Shakespeare Avenue, and the entire trio feature on the record - lending their considerable musicianship and heavyweight folk expertise. The connection with them, together with the move to England has paid dividends, resulting in Thompson’s most artistically direct to date. 

 A renowned live performer, Thompson will deliver these new songs as well as old over a special two set show, all with the energy and passion that has made him one of Australia’s favourite acoustic artists.

 

 

Date: Friday 15 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Carus Thompson (VIC) Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch

The Wheaty Guitar Expo

The Wheaty Guitar Expo is an exciting artisan showcase featuring a selection of the best South Australian guitar makers.

This interactive exhibition will include guitar demonstrations and live performances of these amazing hand-made instruments. This is a rare opportunity to meet the SA guitar builders who are ranked among the best in the world.

Exhibitors include Donmo Guitars, AliKat Guitars, Native Valley Cigarbox Guitars, Fretco Guitars, Sound Garage Guitars, Snowden Guitars, Moosejaw Bottleneck Slides, The Guitar Amnesty and The Geetar Bookshop. 


Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Wheaty Guitar Expo

The Chards + Nikko & Snooks

Due for release in early 2020 Paul Irving and the Chards present a “Special Preview” of the forthcoming Album, "Ride On”, in its entirety. Supported by friends, Nikko & Snooks. 

“Ride On is a collection of original songs written by Adelaide songwriter Paul Irving and recorded with his band The Chards, over several years. 

 Paul has immersed himself deeply in the lexicon of contemporary rock, pop and country from the past 30-odd years, His craftsmanship, taking and mixing familiar elements into new, catchy, powerful songs that feel like they were always meant to be there and it’s obvious it’s all been a deeply-felt labour of love, Irving and the Chards’ sense of drama and dynamics propelling it along. 

 All up, this is one of the strongest debut albums in the classic sense you’ll hear from anybody anywhere.” - Michael Smith Rhythms Magazine

$20 on the door

Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
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The Chards + Nikko & Snooks

Ripley Anderson Album Launch

Vitamin D is the debut album for Ripley Anderson, bringing to the stage an enthralling live show of guitar, percussion, piano and samples. Anderson is undeniably one of Australia’s most underrated vocalists, with an honesty and tone that will have you gripped to every word. This live show is five years in the making - it’s simply one not to be missed.

Ripley cites a broad array of influences including Arctic Monkeys, DMA’S, The Shins, Broken Bells, Beck, Vance Joy, LCD Sound System and Alt-J.
Vitamin D is a raw vision into suburban life with flecks of hope and love. All music and instrumentation has been created solely by Anderson, with exception on one track Harpers song which was created with Melbourne-based producer Pip Norman. 
 
Date: Sunday 17 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ripley Anderson Album Launch

COMA - Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway! + Coma’s Featured Composer!

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 18 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway! + Coma’s Featured Composer!

SCALA - Live special event - Jane & Robert Childs AMC SA Hall Of Fame Induction night & CD launch

 Few 31 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 21 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Live special event - Jane & Robert Childs AMC SA Hall Of Fame Induction night & CD launch

Lucie Thorne (VIC) 'Kitty & Frank' Album Launch + The Yearlings

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit Frank Gardiner. 

In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia's finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude. 

 Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album's release - and for this Adeliade show she'll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) Alice Williams (bass & harmonies). 

 “Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (Canberra Times)

Date: Saturday 23 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $19
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 Lucie Thorne (VIC) 'Kitty & Frank' Album Launch + The Yearlings

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas....

 Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU - possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album's iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

 Special guest for most of the shows will be fast rising Adelaide singer songwriter Alana Jagt. 

$30 ON THE DOOR


Date: Friday 29 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Secondhand Book Sale!

The Wheaty's World Famous Secondhand Book Sale!

Loads of books to suit all persuasions; Including Australiana, novels, poetry, military, kids, kitch & more...

Come on in for a book or three, and stay for a beer

12 - 6PM in The Tin Shed

Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Secondhand Book Sale!

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas....

 Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU - possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album's iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

 Special guest for most of the shows will be fast rising Adelaide singer songwriter Alana Jagt. 

$30 ON THE DOOR


Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Ben Salter

Lock up your PlayStations and hide your Antiques Roadshow DVDs Adelaide, because Australia's third favourite adult entertainment icon Ben Salter is returning to The Wheatsheaf on a sultry Saturday night in December. He will be launching his fourth solo album, "The Mythic Plane", which he is releasing himself. It's a collection of twelve songs concerning the nature of reality and such, recorded mostly in a rather haphazard fashion by Salter himself, with a little help from a few choice collaborators. It's another esoteric entry into the already arcane catalogue of one of Australia's most unique performers.  
 
Salter has performed across Australia and the world for the past twenty years, both solo and as a member of a number of acclaimed ensembles including The Gin Club, Giants of Science and The Wilson Pickers. He has collaborated and performed with some of the best songwriters in the country including Tim Rogers, Marlon Williams, Liz Stringer, Mick Thomas, Bernard Fanning, Gareth Liddiard, Kirin Callinan as well touring with international artists such as Cat Power, Counting Crows and Built To Spill. 
 
$20 on the door
 
Date: Saturday 7 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $17
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Ben Salter

Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

Nick Pennington is a New York City-based guitarist and composer, hailing from Adelaide, South Australia. Starting his career as a professional musician in 2012, Nick soon became a fixture on the Adelaide jazz scene, performing regularly as a sideman at several venues with varying groups. During this time, Nick completed an Honours degree in Jazz Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, graduating with first class Honours in 2016 under the mentorship of renowned Australian jazz guitarist, James Muller. For his achievements in his studies, Nick was awarded several coveted awards, notably the ‘Tommy Norman Jazz Guitar Award’ in 2014 and the award for ‘Most Outstanding Graduate’ in 2015. Nick was the recipient of the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship in 2015, which helped to fund his debut album, As It Was, recorded in 2016. In 2017, Nick relocated to New York City to complete a Master's degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music (conferred in May 2019). A co-recipient of Helpmann Academy’s Fellowship Award in 2018, Nick engaged in a mentorship with Dutch guitarist and composer Reinier Baas and presented a collaborative compositional work for a large ensemble. As a performer Nick has shared the stage with several jazz luminaries such as Ted Piltzecker, James Muller, John Beasely, Billy Childs. He currently performs Jazz and improvised music in the NYC area, all the while composing original music for his own groups and projects.

 

Hailing from Adelaide, William Jack is a London cellist/guitarist/composer who explores multiple genres and styles of performing. As a crossover cellist, he has toured Malaysia and performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House and Australia Day Circular Quay. As a chamber musician, he has worked with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and was selected by the Sydney Conservatorium to attend ESTIVO in Italy. William studied abroad in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. As an orchestral player, he was a member of the Webern Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Vienna Kozerthaus, ORF RadioKulturhaus and the Musikverein Golden Hall. William performed twice as a jazz soloist and guest with orchestra at the International Cello Festival in Rutesheim. He studied in the class of Maria Sellner, Georg Pedersen and Janis Laurs plus received guidance from Giovanni Sollima, David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Stephan Braun, Wen-Sinn Yang and Natalie Clein. William performs on a German 'Schnabl' cello.

 

Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Award winning pop rock duo, This Way North and their best mates, Tuck Shop Ladies, takeoff in search of a good vegan, gluten free chico roll. This tour will be like the Tour De France, but better because there's no bicycles, it's not just for men and there will be lots of bloody great music.

https://www.facebook.com/tuckshopladies/ 


Date: Friday 20 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)