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

James Kenyon Album Launch (VIC) + Luke Richardson + Matt Dixon + Alana Jagt

From the bright lights of Melbourne to the small town pubs of Victoria’s West, singer-songwriter James Kenyon tours in July to launch his new single ‘The Motorbike Song’ .  The  tour has so far seen him play a 20 date tour of New Zealand and throughout Australia.

 This leg of the tour includes dates in Adelaide, McLaren Vale and Apsley, before heading up the East coast in August, playing shows and hitting the airwaves.

 Kenyon has become known for his out-standing songwriting. Sometimes dark, sometimes sweetness and light, his songs have been described as a “view from a car or a silhouette of a silo or a window in a hall; songs that stand tall for the ages.”  

 The former aborist, shearer’s hand and social worker’s songs reflect the land where he lives and works.  The characters, stories, tragedies and triumphs form a lyrical road map of the country and suburbs. They’re often personal but always allow the listener a way in to share the journey. 

 Kenyon is renowned for his powerful live performances, which have seen him play throughout Australia and internationally alongside Marlon Williams, Liz Stringer, Charlie Parr, Jordie Lane and many others. 

 He won the inaugural The Age Stage award and has been shortlisted for the Vanda and Young Song contest. His critically acclaimed debut album 'The North Pole' will be followed with his sophomore release ‘Imagine you are Driving’ due mid 2016, from which the current single ‘Motorbike Song’ is taken.

 “You bastards! You’ve made me play after James Kenyon!”- Adam McGrath from The Eastern berating the Happy Wanderer Festival programmers in 2015 

Date: Thursday 28 July
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
James Kenyon Album Launch (VIC) + Luke Richardson + Matt Dixon + Alana Jagt

Sean McMahon & The Moonmen (VIC) - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

While his last album was described as a journey through heartfelt alt-country that beautifully conveyed a singer/songwriter’s love affair with the American songbook and a 1930's Kay guitar, his latest offering sees him move away from an acoustic, singer/songwriter approach, instead exploring a more eclectic blend of elements within blues, psychedelic country, folk, and rock'n'roll with his band the MoonMen.

“Sean McMahon continues his run of world-class albums with his latest outfit the MoonMen…some of the tastiest guitar playing and songwriting around….a cracking rock record bristling with gritty guitar tones and even grittier lyrics.”
Marty Jones - Rhythms

“A gorgeously warm release. Based in the country idiom but completely unafraid to meander down a myriad other paths - dalliances with rock, folk and pop…a master of his craft. 
Sam Fell, Sydney Morning Herald”

“There is something reminiscent of Eels’ Mark Oliver Everret to McMahon’s vocal, and indeed were you to cross Eels with The Band you might have something resembling Shiner.”
Beat Magazine

Date: Friday 29 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sean McMahon & The Moonmen (VIC) - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Blue Mountain Haze + Laney and the Giants - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

After Rhys and Nickolai decided to get heavily inebriated one fateful summer night in Byron Bay during December 2013, an idea was formed. Six months and several name changes later, Blue Mountain Haze was born. Sav on vocals, Rhys on lead, brothers Nickolai and Olexij on bass and rhythm & Byron on drums.

We make music. And we like beer.


Date: Saturday 30 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Blue Mountain Haze + Laney and the Giants - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

The Yearlings + Lucie Thorne (VIC) - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Since they met back in 2000, Robyn Chalklen and Chris Parkinson have been making music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, intimacy and passion, have made numerous festival appearances across Australia and internationally and supports include Steve Earle, The Punch Brothers and Justin Townes Earle. The Yearlings give a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana alt.country through the filter of distinctly Australian life.

With Parkinson’s signature tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose they deliver tunes with a confidence that carries an addictive fragility. Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, drawing on influences as far reaching as The Band, Gerry Garcia, Karen Dalton and Gillian Welch.

Lucie Thorne:

Lauded for her unique voice, poetic lyricism, and tender-to-gutsy electric guitar playing, Bonfires In Silver City sees Thorne further hone her spacious, gritty, “exquisite miniatures of distilled emotion” (The Canberra Times), with that signature warmth and intimacy for which her live shows have become so renowned.

http://www.luciethorne.com 

 

Date: Sunday 31 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings + Lucie Thorne (VIC) - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

COMA: Iran Sanadzadeh + She Descends the Stairs

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 1 August
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Iran Sanadzadeh + She Descends the Stairs

Tom Lawson + The Winter Gypsy - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Over the last few years, Tom Lawson has been slowly but surely transforming from a local cover artist to a down and dirty rocker. With a new blues inspired sound and a full band, this year has seen Tom start to take larger stages around Adelaide that includes support slots for Polish Club, The Lulu Raes and Olly Friend. Now finishing up the tracks for his next release, Tom is continuing to play shows and people are continuing to have found their hips to be shaken.

https://www.facebook.com/thewintergypsy 

Date: Friday 5 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tom Lawson + The Winter Gypsy - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Adrian's Secondhand Book sale!

Adrian's secondhand book sale!

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

12 - 6PM

Date: Saturday 6 August
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adrian's Secondhand Book sale!

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

ADRD - GRAND FINAL After party Featuring: Bad Jelly Dj's

Adelaide Roller Derby was established in 2007 and is Adelaide’s oldest and largest roller derby league. If there’s one thing we love, it’s talking derby! Our league is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned and operated by the ADRD skaters and officials. We are super-proud of the community we have built for ourselves and are really grateful to all our supportive family and friends who cheer us on from the sidelines! We are also very fortunate to have the support of our sponsors, who have been fantastic at helping us get where we are today :)

 

If you’re new to the world of roller derby, never fear. It’s heaps of fun to play and just as much fun to watch. Come along to our next bout and find out for yourself!

 

Date: Saturday 6 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - GRAND FINAL After party Featuring: Bad Jelly Dj's

Yellow Blue Bus - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

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

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

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




Date: Sunday 7 August
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Yellow Blue Bus - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

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 7 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

COMA: Brenton Foster "Two Cities"

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 8 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Brenton Foster "Two Cities"

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife Thieves Album Tour

Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife blend a fresh new sound infusing her Canadian roots with the heart and grit of Melbourne’s thriving Americana/Alt-Country scene. Add to this the pop-soaked splendor of 1970’s West-Coast California, and you’ll be coasting the musical landscape that she calls home.

With her latest release Nobody Ever Leaves (2014), Tracy and her band receive two nominations in The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards (Best Country Album/Best Folk Album) and were named Australian Artist/Band Of the Year in the Rhythms Magazine 2014 Reader’s Poll, editor Martin Jones describing their live show as “world-class country rock”.

The album also garnered international response with Americana UK affirming “Nobody Ever Leaves is a very accomplished and beautiful album…the atmosphere it creates is often magical, and the tunes are often to die for. Tracy McNeil and her band are a real cut above the crowd”. It was also named PBS FM’s Feature Record, The Brag’s Indie Album Of the Week and enjoyed a spot at #1 on the Polyester Charts.

"There's a mountain of great music being made in Australia at the moment, and Nobody Ever Leaves sits right at the top of it. My favourite album this year so far." Shane Nicholson


Date: Friday 12 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife Thieves Album Tour

SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

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



Date: Saturday 13 August
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
SALVI'S FREE COMMUNITY MUSICAL SWAP MEET

Mike Festa Band

Mike Festa got his first guitar in 1964 in New York City.  By 1969, he was recording regularly in New York studios.  After eight years of playing professionally, he recorded two worldwide-released albums with the 1970s band he formed called The Rockspurs.  In 1982 while living in London, he became lead guitarist for the top artist Shakin’ Stevens and toured Australia, New Zealand, and all of Europe.  Mike moved to Austin, Texas ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ in 1984.  There he met his wife and together they moved to Adelaide in 1997.  He is proud to be an Australian citizen and since forming his band in South Australia he has performed hundreds of times in all venues that feature blues.  A reissue of his Adelaide-produced 1998 cd ‘Down Under The Blues’ will be available in 2016.


Date: Saturday 13 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mike Festa Band

The Beggars

The three met in Adelaide when Renee auditioned for Stuart and Quinton’s Irish band, her crystal clear voice won her the gig. In 2006 the three of them decided to form The Beggars and record their own songs.

Songs from their first two albums caught the ears of European DJs and put The Beggars on the charts across the E.U. with The Banjo Song going to the number one spot. The band now has 5 albums and has become a regular feature on the European and Australian touring circuits.

Proudly supporting Oxfam

 

Date: Sunday 14 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Beggars

COMA: Emerging Artists

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 15 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Emerging Artists

The Kill Devil Hills Album Tour

West Australian blues/country/swamp-rock troupe The Kill Devil Hills have announced a stretch of tour dates 
around the nation in honour of their recently released fourth studio full-length, In On Under Near Water.

The hard-working six-piece will bring their refined, renowned live show back to the east coast for five shows from Friday 19 August, when they get under way at Adelaide's Wheatsheaf Hotel. They'll also step out at Sydney's Factory Floor, Hobart's Republic Bar, the Woolly Mammoth, in Brisbane, and Melbourne's Curtin Hotel before they make the trek back west.

In On Under Near Water was released back in March, so if it passed you by in the 
intervening months since its arrival and this tour, you can pick it up over this way. 
With the band edging closer to the 15-year mark in their careers, it's unsurprising 
that it's one of their most accomplished records yet.

Date: Friday 19 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Kill Devil Hills Album Tour

Emily Davis & Band + Special Guests

With a reputation for ‘utterly absorbing’ and live shows Emily Davis has established herself as one of Adelaide’s finest singer-songwriters.

She explores universal themes of love, death, and the gritty parts of the human heart with unashamed vulnerability and poise.

 

Date: Saturday 20 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Emily Davis & Band + Special Guests

Jodi Martin Band Album Launch + Robyn Martin

Kicking off her national 'Diesel Single Tour', Jodi Martin’s stunning Saltwater Extended Album is out on the 5th August 2016 (MGM). Jodi returns to The Wheaty in full band mode, featuring Steve Pederson on guitar and her sister Robyn Martin on bass with sweet harmonies as only sisters can deliver. A singer/songwriter in her own right, Robyn Martin will be opening the shows nationally, after the two sisters featured together on ABC TV's Back Roads recently. Jodi's stunning Saltwater Extended Album was born on a songwriting road trip across the United States with her mentor, folk legend Arlo Guthrie. Jodi is touring nationally in August and September with the single and music video 'Diesel' - the quirky true story and toe-tapping yarn about op-shopping and keeping what you love on the road, despite the odds!

'If you like James Taylor or Jack Johnson, you'll love Jodi Martin. Authentically Australian.' ARLO GUTHRIE



Date: Sunday 21 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Jodi Martin Band Album Launch + Robyn Martin

The Fiddle Chicks + Tim Moore

The Fiddle Chicks are Dee Trewartha and Emma Woolcock. With only their two fiddles, bass fiddle and stomp boxes they create a unique musical experience for audiences at Festivals and events throughout Australia.Their unique minimalist sound is strong, energetic and vital. From their inspiring originals to unique arrangements of songs from the rich heritage of folk music, The Fiddle Chicks have proven themselves to be one of SA’s most endearing and original acts. Their musical style ranges from Traditional Celtic, European, Gypsy, Blues and Roots and American Folk, but it is their original compositions and rich fiddle soundscapes which really shine through. 

You won't find another band quite like them.

Date: Friday 26 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fiddle Chicks + Tim Moore

Billy The Tree + Little Miss

After a successful CD launch in June, singer songwriter extraordinaire, Billy The Tree is at it again with acoustic riffin’ guitar pickin’ and harmonica soloing a la Roots, Folk and Blues!! Featuring songs from his debut album ‘Last Of The Signing Peace Chiefs’ and his next project, Billy The Blue! 

Don’t miss Little Miss, a power posse of three. Sensational alternative folk/blues that will set your spirit free with Miranda’s strong wailing vocals!!

 


Date: Saturday 27 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Billy The Tree + Little Miss

Alison Coppe & The Janes + Coops & the Bird

Alison Coppe is an alt-country crooner and songwriter backed by The Janes, a red-hot band of Adelaide stalwarts, and together they deliver songs with poetic hearts and country minds. The South Australian landscape and the streets of Thebarton stage Coppe’s encounters with the suburbs and the sublime. Speaking of love and longing, and an obsession with the weather, Alison Coppe and The Janes will tell you stories you won’t forget.

 They are joined by Coops and the Bird for an evening of fine music and fine company. 

 
Date: Sunday 28 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Alison Coppe & The Janes + Coops & the Bird