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

SCALA: ELAINE MCLAUGHLIN + PAULA STANDING + DANGERMANGUEST

 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 23 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: ELAINE MCLAUGHLIN + PAULA STANDING + DANGERMANGUEST

Sympathy Orchestra + Roddy Gordon Band

Adelaide based SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA, originally a six piece with two drummers and two keyboard players formed in 1999 and held down a Thursday night residency at the Union Hotel for an unprecedented 6 years, packing in as many as 100 punters on a regular basis. Their first album, Rest In Pieces was released to criCcal acclaim in 2000, followed by performances at the Adelaide Fes8val with Simi Roche’s Diwali Dance House and the Centre For Performing Arts producCon of West Side Story. Members were also involved with the soundtrack to Rolf De Heer’s film “Tracker”.

Since that Cme SO have had residencies at the Lady Daly and Whitmore hotels. A second album – Sword Machine was released in 2013.

AMer losing long serving keyboard player Ray Smith, SO made the dramaCc change of introducing a second guitarist, in Lyndon Gordon. The band have been working on an acousCc set as well as electric, which with two guitars has taken the music into a totally different sphere

Renowned for their high calibre of musicianship and originality,
Sympathy Orchestra is:
Julian BarneM: Guitar, John Appleby: Drums/Percussion Istvan Nemeth: Basses, Lyndon Gordon: Guitar 


Date: Friday 24 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sympathy Orchestra + Roddy Gordon Band

B.J & The Big Hippie + Cal Williams Jnr.

Ben Ford-Davies and Chris Davies have extensive, individual musical histories...but that is past...

Joining forces as the inevitable father/son team, they bring new workings of Chris' unique and brilliant songwriting.

Date: Saturday 25 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
B.J & The Big Hippie + Cal Williams Jnr.

The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers

The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers play traditional swing and shuffle blues likes of Little Walter, Muddy Water and BB King, accompanied by a final set of contemporary up tempo tunes similar to Dave Edmunds. The band is fronted by Brian Cain on blues harp and vocals with the guitar of Ross Brennan and rhythm section of Peter Nixon and Jim Judd, the band only recently expanded it's repertoire to become an independent act from the SA Rhythm and Blues Review featuring three very different delivery of blues based music all delivered by Cain with vocal assistance from Ross Brennan, Peter Jenkins and Dave Reid. Cain an X member of The Others and Terra Firma from the late 70s and early eighties, and is the singer on The Others album 'Collectors Item' 1980. Adelaide has seen little of the RnB front man play more traditional blues repertoires as his bands from previous era's in Adelaide were mainly heavy RnB and Boogie. Cain formed Indiana Phoenix on the east coast of Australia in 2007, the band recorded two boogie albums produced by Design to Rock in Germany mixed and mastered by prominent German producer Andy Volk, the albums did very well in Europe and the US. Cain was born profoundly deaf but he did not find out until 1994, surgery restored a birth defect and a new world of sound opened up for him. His voice and harp playing was forged by his disability, with the restoration of his hearing he could not even walk down the street without ear protection until he became used to the change some two years between having surgery on both ears. He was a student of Maria Borreli of the Rome Opera who spent time in Adelaide with her Italian family in the late 70s. Cain returned to classical performance and has been a member of several choirs on the Eastern seaboard one being the Orange Male Choir where he was a lead tenor in 2012. With his hearing restored playing traditional blues harp became a pleasant experience and he now performs many of the tunes that taught him the craft, he was Australian open harmonica champion in 2010 and won the only East Coast blues harp showdown ever conducted in two categories, he is 64 and started playing at the age of 12. In November 2016 he produced an acoustic blues album with X Terra Firma guitarist Dave Reid called Fusion featuring blues standards and originals, another to be released later this year. The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers will record an album mid this year.     


Date: Sunday 26 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fleurieu Bluesbreakers

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

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 1 April
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Thong + Bad Jelly DJs

THONG 

You may wonder how this band dare do what they do – but dare they do!

The imagined life of THONG, myth, legend and smoke machine is being re-imagined.  Older wiser and still unable to play an F chord between them THONG re-emerge as middle aged wannabe unlikely rock n roll heroes.  From the sparks of improvisation into the fires of chaos, sometimes this phoenix of a band soars to brilliance.

 
Bad Jelly DJs
Bad Jelly are Jo & Jenn. 
Bad Jelly are DJs & they play vinyl. 
Bad Jelly like communicating by emoji & making you dance. 
Invite them to your things.
 
 
Date: Saturday 1 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Thong + Bad Jelly DJs

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 2 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

The New Savages (VIC)

The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues.

It’s a groovy, modern kind of blues, deeply influenced by the tradition of 1930s Mississippi Hill Country blues. Lead singer Milan Milutinovic’s baritone vocals draw comparison to Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash, and his guitar playing is driven by an archaic slide style derived from old masters like Son House and Fred McDowell. Nathan Power fills out the sound with a deep groove derived from the study of early big band drumming.

The New Savages had a busy 2016, recording and releasing their second EP “Down The River Blues” which debuted at #4 on the AMRAP’s regional charts.. “Down The River Blues” was also nominated for the best blues album by The Age & Music Victoria and hit top 25 on ABARAC’s Blues and Roots Airplay Chart. The New Savages played over 100 shows in 2016, including three national tours and a myriad of festivals (St Kilda Festival, White Night, Melbourne Music Week, Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Ballarat Beer Festival).

Date: Sunday 2 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The New Savages (VIC)

COMA: DAVID MORAN + R. DOMAIN

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 3 April
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: DAVID MORAN + R. DOMAIN

SCALA: KASEY GUY + BRETT MONTEN & ASH EMILE + LITTLE MISS

 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 6 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: KASEY GUY + BRETT MONTEN & ASH EMILE + LITTLE MISS

Secondhand Book sale!

Adrian's secondhand book sale!

Featuring: Australiana, novels, poetry, military, kids, kitch & more...

12 - 6PM

Date: Saturday 8 April
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Secondhand Book sale!

The Teskey Brothers (VIC)

Forming in 2009, The Teskey Brothers are a band that makes you feel more at home than the hot drifting smell of rosemary bolognese, or collecting your own eggs from the hatch down the hill. Why? Because they are family, and once you are in the audience, so are you. And I’m not just saying that because I’m wearing overalls and own a chicken.

 The band came to be from seeking blues and roots of the greats from an early age when exposed to musicians such as Peter Green, Otis Redding and Ray Charles. The boys would watch closely in awe as their teacher, Sam Linton Smith, performed at St. Andrews (VIC) on a Sunday, the very same place in which Josh and Sam Teskey set up to busk as boys. Thus began the musical convergence of Warrandyte Blues-Soul and everything in between. And when brought to Melbourne CBD, they quickly became the “must see” band.

 They released their debut album, Half Mile Harvest in January selling out two launch shows, making album of the week on Triple R & PBS and have had incredible national and international support since it’s release. They are excited to get on the road this year and share the album with new friends.

 The Teskey Brothers are an important affirmation of something we have always loved and something we hope to never loose – Home, Rhythm, and Blues.

Date: Saturday 8 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Teskey Brothers (VIC)

Max Savage + Abbie Cardwell

"Max Savage and Abbie Cardwell are two musicians who blend history, memory, time and place with rich analogue tone and songs of heartache, loss and home.
 
Joining forces for one of only a handful of Adelaide shows in 2017, the two will grace the stage of the legendary Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday, April 9th for what promises to be a truly special afternoon.
 
Max Savage has been a staple in the Adelaide music scene for the better part of a decade, bringing rock and roll swagger to a mongrel blend of country, blues, soul and rock steeped in the sound of quiet cul de sacs, blue asbestos and hissing summer lawns.
 
 
Abbie Cardwell is a truly international artist with a swag of award-winning records under her belt and appearances with the likes of Casey Chambers, Xavier Rudd and Tony Joe White. Her music blends folk, country and Americana with the sweeping deserts of Mexico sung with banjo, ukelele, guitar and harp."
 
Date: Sunday 9 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Max Savage + Abbie Cardwell

The Oh Balters (VIC/SA) + Clancy Page

The Oh Balters are an indie-rock band, hailing from the Red Centre and now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Albert O’Loughlin (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Charlie Lange (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Patrick Kavanagh (bass, vocals) and Chris Redden (drums) formed The Oh Balters in early 2016 after separating from different musical ventures. 

From an early age, Albert and Charlie learned to play the guitar together in their hometown of Alice Springs. From the age of 12, they were writing their own songs and trialling them through busking in the local mall together. As they grew older they advanced to playing in the local pubs and restaurants and began building a following. Two of these supporters were Patrick Kavanagh, who at the time was playing in his own band called The Footknuckles, and Chris Redden who spent a year after school in Alice Springs and supported Charlie and Albert on the drums from time to time. Albert, Chris and Charlie relocated to Adelaide for the burgeoning live music scene and Patrick soon followed after The Footknuckles broke up. Their few recordings have gained much support and a small, loyal fan base has become committed to hearing Charlie and Albert’s harmonies wherever they play.

The Oh Balters draw inspirations from The Beatles, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Simon & Garfunkel to name a few. They have an ebullient sound that gets the crowds dancing, with undertones of classic rock.

Date: Saturday 15 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Oh Balters (VIC/SA) + Clancy Page

Blue Katz

Blue Katz have been rocking Australia for twenty years with their great blend of blues, swing and rock ‘n’ roll.

STEVE GOWER is the hills blues master with a heart full of rock. His intense guitar, harmonica and singing will blow you away.

STU DAY provides the throbbing soul in the caverns of bass and sings like a man possessed.

BILLY REGIONE burns down the rhythm with his kit of drums. A swingin’ shufflin’ shapeshiftin’ tricksterman.

From the classics of the 1950s to their own exciting original material the Katz are sure to knock you out.

Date: Sunday 16 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Blue Katz

SCALA: ROBERT CHILDS + ADRIENNE LOVELOCK + THE GOOD QUESTIONSMISS

 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 20 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: ROBERT CHILDS + ADRIENNE LOVELOCK + THE GOOD QUESTIONSMISS

Emma Rowe Band (MRO) + Orelia

MRO is the band-child of Emma Rowe (SCALA FOOM finalist 2015 & 2016). Emma is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter originally from Darwin. She occasionally writes songs about bird documentaries. Think Missy Higgins meets Alanis Morrisette meets PJ Harvey.
 
 MRO will be accompanied by Orelia, who are making their comeback from some time off. Orelia are a two piece - part Regina Spektor, part Animal from The Muppets. Entry by gold coin donation. All proceeds will be going to The Wilderness Society SA. 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: Friday 21 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Emma Rowe Band (MRO) + Orelia

Gemma Ray & Band (UK) + Gris de Lin (UK)

Berlin-based, British-born Gemma Ray will bring her unique torch song psychedelia to Australia in April tour in support of her latest album The Exodus Suite. Released in mid 2016 – The Exodus Suite has earned Ray international praise, including Paste (“shadowy beauty”), Mother Jones (“Spine-tingling”), American Songwriter (“riveting”),  Mojo (“beautiful, as ever”), Uncut (“a moving collision of past and present”),  Rolling Stone Australia (“deep and meaningful seduction”), and Rhythms Australia ("Trademark Gemma Ray, all space and luxurious, shimmering and ominous") among others. Her sideways blues is cinematic and brooding, and sit more comfortably in the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/PJ Harvey school, “blowing sugary femme-pop out of the water” (NME). It should come as no surprise that Ray has collaborated with members of the Bad Seeds, as well as the late great Alan Vega of Suicide, Howe Gelb, Sparks, and the Filmorchester Babelsberg, among others.

https://www.facebook.com/gemmaraymusic/ 

New album THE EXODUS SUITE: https://gemmaray.bandcamp.com/album/the-exodus-suite

THE ORIGINAL ONE Filmclip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQuCJ_tZd_E

ROCKWIZ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhPschNZSDQ

SPICKS N’ SPECKS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_RwxtdkbE 

$25 on the door

Date: Saturday 22 April
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Gemma Ray & Band (UK) + Gris de Lin (UK)

The OC's

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: Sunday 23 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The OC's

COMA:JACOB WHITELOCK + GABRIELLE SMART

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 24 April
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA:JACOB WHITELOCK + GABRIELLE SMART

This Way North (VIC) + Koral Chandler + The Winter Gypsy

Releasing their second track for 2017 This Way North aren’t mucking around giving us some serious eargasims. Following up from February’s summer sizzler ‘Head Above Water’ the pair drop their latest single ‘Pressure’. A track that takes a very different turn from their previous releases. Sounding like an 80’s teenage movie anthem this pop gem drips with lush guitar tracks and tight synth-like drumming. This Way North continue in a direction that even both of them couldn’t have predicted, giving birth to the alt-pop sound that you hear on this track. 

Date: Thursday 27 April
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
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This Way North (VIC) + Koral Chandler + The Winter Gypsy

Little Miss + Billy The Tree

Little Miss are an original, pop acoustic trio from Adelaide, South Australia. The band is a gentle wall of sound, built firmly from grounded vocals, acoustic guitar and acoustic bass. Miranda Mazurek, Tash Neame and Mat Youels are the band.

Little Miss offers to you a cheeky live performance which is a showcase of pure songwriting and enjoyment of music. The focus is on melody and hook, intertwined with pop folk nostalgic instrumentals and percussion. Expect connection, feel emotion and experience the dulcet husky tones as they set the stage of life.

The band has settled into their musical genre following years of experience with other projects and has played venues across both Adelaide and interstate. The audiences of Little Miss are people of all walks of life and the stories the band create resonate with most. 


Date: Friday 28 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Little Miss + Billy The Tree

Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

Nice Verdes
 
Indie world troubadours Nice Verdes, performing and travelling together since 2003. Drawing from the sounds of Cuba, Africa, Colombia and more to bring you their own style of Rootsy Highlife

Rune Billy Rattle

Playing in run down bars, on the top of pool tables and on street corners around the country, Runebilly Rattle are a uniquely Australian folk band, singing songs of the mountains, the seas and the cities.

Ramblin’ swagmen with banjos, guitars and washboards, that live to play and play to live.

 
Date: Sunday 30 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nice Verdes + Runebilly Rattle

The Echo Chamber 21st Anniversary Spectacular + Frets Patrick

 21 years ago the Echo Chamber met in one of Adelaide’s hottest saunas…  Now emerging like a butterfly or a newly bloomed flower – fresh but slightly wrinkled – to celebrate their auspicious anniversary.

The Echo Chamber.  A six piece.  Added one at a time.  Guitar drums vocals bass saxophone and keyboard.  Now with two bass players, but not simultaneously.  So, a seven piece then, depending how you look at it… and when.  A baker’s half-dozen, if you will.

The average member of the Echo Chamber weighs not very much but is reasonably wide and quite long.  A bit like a brace of courgettes or aubergines… but not in terms of sound.

Speaking of fruits…  For 2017 the Echo Chamber has gently simmered down the fruits of their 21-year-long labours – combined with the vegetables, meats, cheeses and other tasty home grown ingredients – in other words over 70 original groove funk indy pop punk tunes – to create a delicious rich reduction that will surely delight the taste buds of your ears and feet… if you know what I mean.  And I think you do.

The Echo Chamber is the place you go to hear exactly what you want to hear.  You will leave feeling validated, and happy, and hopeful, and reassured.

Just to clarify though: the Echo Chamber doesn’t play requests.  Let them do your thinking for you.  You just have to sit back, listen, tap your feet, enjoy the music… and count the metaphors.  Musically speaking.

 

Date: Saturday 6 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Echo Chamber 21st Anniversary Spectacular + Frets Patrick

Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

Daniel Champagne is good. Very very good. You may already know this but if not it’s time to get on board with this astonishing talent. The Australian born, Nashville based singer/songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso is about to release his first studio album in three years and perform an extensive list of Australian dates on what seems to be beginning to rival Bob Dylan in the never ending world tour stakes.

‘Fault Lines’ will be released worldwide on March 20 through his own label Nightingale Records’. Its unveiling will come on the eve of a North American tour that will play out before Daniel returns to his homeland for what will be his most extensive tour yet – forty shows from April to July taking him to all corners of Australia and surely confirming him as a leading light in acoustic music with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

 ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

Date: Saturday 13 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Daniel Champagne Australian Tour

Jo Jo Smith, Lucie Thorne & Hamish

JO JO SMITH celebrates her 50th year as a performing musician! with very special guests LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART 
 
JO JO SMITH is one of Australia's greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul-singing, groove-driving tour de force and 2017 marks her 50th year in the biz. To celebrate this extraordinary, generous life of music-making, Jo Jo is hitting the road with her dear friends and musical comrades LUCIE THORNE & HAMISH STUART, playing dozens of their favourite intimate venues across the land, including the Wheaty on Sunday 14th May.  
 
A radical exponent of the power of love and music - and certainly under-known given all the heavyweights from across the decades and genres whom she’s worked with and influenced - Jo Jo Smith has a somewhat cult status, deeply revered by fans and peers alike. As Thorne puts it, “I sure don’t know any half-arsed Jo Jo fans. You’ve either experienced the joy and wonder that is being in the same room as this woman singing and playing, or…you haven’t heard her yet!”
 
Lucie Thorne & Jo Jo Smith first met nearly a decade ago, and became fast friends and huge fans of each other’s work. Lucie has been recording and touring in a sensational duo collaboration with legendary drummer Hamish Stuart for nearly a decade too, quietly carving out their singularly poetic spacious sound. Jo Jo and Hamish have worked together numerous times throughout the past 30 years.  The undeniable creative camaraderie and chemistry between all three artists will underpin the live format of the tour featuring Smith, Thorne and Stuart in various combinations. This tour brings together three  of our country's finest talents for a series of unmissable, powerful, joyful, intimate concerts that are bound to be the stuff of more legendary stories in Jo Jo Smith’s full musical life.
 
"Jo Jo Smith drops jaws and melts hearts with every performance" Colin Thompson, Bendigo Blues Festival Director
 
“I've been lucky enough to grow up with Jo Jo's music. But I do remember a specific moment at an intimate show when it hit me how brilliant she was. There was this deft capturing of the crowd with her rich vocals, they flowed over us almost visibly (like amber, like honey, like the love light she sings about!) Then prickles of joy. I realised I was in the presence of a master. And boy did it feel good” Ella Hooper
 
“Jo Jo has been an inspiration to myself and many other musicians in Australia for many years" Renee Geyer
 
“Jo Jo Smith is a true soul singer. She sings soul music. She sings with and through her soul. Smith has a mighty weapon in her voice, she reserves its power striking only when necessary” Marty Jones, Rhythms Magazine 
 
"Thorne writes some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" **** The Age
 
 



Date: Sunday 14 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $17
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Jo Jo Smith, Lucie Thorne & Hamish

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Special Guest

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

 2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

 

 The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. From the wry and laconic observations of ‘The Lonely Goth’ to the wit and whimsy of ‘You Remind Me’, the soaring growl of ‘Hard Currency’ to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of ‘Sleep on Your Floor’ and ‘The Last of the Tourists’, this is a classic set of tunes performed by a loose but lovingly selected bunch of players. The album is the companion to Mick’s new book These Are the Days, a joyous autobiographical tale of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force.

 

The Book titled ‘These Are The Days’: is a book of stories that all starts with the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played. And its about the people – in the various line ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audience at the countless shows. And its about when Weddings, Parties, Anything first called it a day back in 1998 when Mick quickly realised there was no good night to go into. The book follows the stories of 31 songs, each including stories and a song chart.

 https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

 

Date: Saturday 27 May
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Booking Fee
Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Special Guest

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Special Guest

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. His ever-evolving talents as a writer and performer define a career as intriguing as it is enduring.

 2017 sees Mick Thomas release his new retrospective double CD These Are The Songs, a companion album for his new autobiography, These Are the Days, the story of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force that covers his life in music from his days in Weddings, Parties, Anything until now.

 

 The Album titled ‘These Are the Songs’: is a lovingly crafted compilation album spanning the past eighteen years and more of Mick Thomas’ creative life. From the wry and laconic observations of ‘The Lonely Goth’ to the wit and whimsy of ‘You Remind Me’, the soaring growl of ‘Hard Currency’ to the pure joyous on-the-road fun of ‘Sleep on Your Floor’ and ‘The Last of the Tourists’, this is a classic set of tunes performed by a loose but lovingly selected bunch of players. The album is the companion to Mick’s new book These Are the Days, a joyous autobiographical tale of an inspired and uniquely Australian creative force.

 

The Book titled ‘These Are The Days’: is a book of stories that all starts with the songs. How they got written, where and why they got written, and why they still get played. And its about the people – in the various line ups of the various bands, the people in the studio, and in the audience at the countless shows. And its about when Weddings, Parties, Anything first called it a day back in 1998 when Mick quickly realised there was no good night to go into. The book follows the stories of 31 songs, each including stories and a song chart.

 https://www.facebook.com/MickThomasMusic

 

Date: Sunday 28 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission Best of Album tour + Special Guest

The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.

 

Close Your Eyes and See is their first album of new material in over a decade, the release finds the group near the height of their powers, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date, masterfully arranged and performed by a band with over 25 years experience together. Led by chief songwriter Phil Kakulas and producer Dan LuscombeClose Your Eyes and See combines the honeyed vocals of singer Rob Snarski with long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The result is a meticulously crafted album of dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and atmospheric rockers that sounds both classic and contemporary.

 

Lush, beautiful and mysterious, Close Your Eyes and See is a response to the wonderful and woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, the answers may just lie within. 

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youtube.com/theblackeyedsusans 

Date: Saturday 29 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch

The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch

Formed in Perth in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have built a reputation for their moody romanticism and op-shop stylings. Declared national treasures by Rolling Stone magazine, they have toured the world, played with the likes of Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen and released numerous albums of occasional beauty including a retrospective box set entitled 'Reveal Yourself' in 2009 charting the band's illustrious history. Boasting members of The Cruel Sea, Dirty Three, The Triffids, The Jackson Code, Augie March, The Drones and Hungry Ghosts, the group’s credits read like a who’s who of Australian alternative music.

 

Close Your Eyes and See is their first album of new material in over a decade, the release finds the group near the height of their powers, delivering one of their strongest collections of songs to date, masterfully arranged and performed by a band with over 25 years experience together. Led by chief songwriter Phil Kakulas and producer Dan LuscombeClose Your Eyes and See combines the honeyed vocals of singer Rob Snarski with long, reverby trails of pedal steel, tremolo guitar, violin and keyboards. The result is a meticulously crafted album of dreamlike torch songs, bruised ballads and atmospheric rockers that sounds both classic and contemporary.

 

Lush, beautiful and mysterious, Close Your Eyes and See is a response to the wonderful and woeful world we live in - an appeal to keep your dreams alive, even when it feels as if you’re living in a nightmare. If the outside world poses difficult questions, the answers may just lie within. 

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Date: Sunday 30 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Blackeyed Susans (MELB) album launch