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 - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 4 - with SPECIAL GUESTS: The Shambolics

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 29 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 4 - with SPECIAL GUESTS: The Shambolics

Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

FRITZ DOLLY:

From the pen of Pat Loughry comes the next chapter of acoustic rock n' roll in the form of local outfit "Fritz Dolly". Longhairs Pete, Pat, Andy and Nathan combine their skills to create a very listenable combination of original tunes. Check it out as Rock And Roll will never Die!

SOURSOB BOB:

Performing songs from his second album.This includes songs which have been played regularly over the years, and some which have not been played for years!. This show is for those of you who like his older stuff better than his new stuff.

Date: Friday 30 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fritz Dolly + Soursob Bob

Juno Single Launch + Blooming + Naomi Keyte

A four member female band, evoking sounds rooted from various backgrounds. Their music is a careful blend of acoustic, soul, and recently, electronica. The electronic components add depth to the raw and emotive layers, and together make for an atmospheric musical experience. They formulated in Sydney as an acoustic duo and have been progressively expanding their sound with the aid of two additional members.

With the strong need to tell a story through their music; expect heavily dynamic driven songs featuring some spoken word. Currently occupying Adelaide, they have plans to push the boundaries and make their mark in the music scene.

Date: Saturday 1 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Juno Single Launch + Blooming + Naomi Keyte

MOSS + Kelly Brouhaha

 “Moss has had their heads down recently, creating an original album and honing their stage show.  The result is a multimedia performance that showcases their well-crafted ‘heartland’ rock, with songs that have a social conscience.    

Tight and powerful, they own the stage Front woman and lead vocalist is a formidable force, twirling and swirling around the stage while delivering passionate lyrics that inform us of the many injustices in the modern world.  Projected images behind the band illustrate the subject matter of most of the songs and guide you through their journey. The music has an unapologetic hat tip to the 70’s. No bad thing and their sound and show are big enough for any arena”.

Peter McLaughlin, Owner -  Distillery Studios, Adelaide and veteran of the London music scene.

 

“MOSS writes and performs songs that have a little more to them than the steady diet of regurgitated emotional claptrap

. . John Schumann, composer, performer and writer.

“The time is once again right for someone in this country to sing of serious issues and MOSS may be at the forefront of this movement”  

. . .    Peter Withy. Marketing consultant and co-founder of KWP.

 

Date: Sunday 2 October
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $0
MOSS + Kelly Brouhaha

COMA: DAVE THEAK + STEPHEN WHITTINGTON/ZEPHY

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 October
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: DAVE THEAK + STEPHEN WHITTINGTON/ZEPHY

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 5 - SPECIAL GUEST: ALEX K

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 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 5 - SPECIAL GUEST: ALEX K

Hugo Race (VIC) Album Launch

Hugo Race, formerly of The Wreckery and the Bad Seeds and now an internationally based producer, writer and performer with bands like The True Spirit and Dirtmusic, delivers intense sonic soundscapes that merge folk, experimentalism, electronica and rock.
Hugo Race's Australian tour for his new album 24 Hours to Nowhere with long-time collaborator Michelangelo Russo announces two final shows in Adelaide and Castlemaine. Both shows feature 2 sets - first, the complete 24 Hours to Nowhere album, then secondly, Race & Russo's interpretations of the songs of John Lee Hooker.

The new album 24 Hours to Nowhere is out now on Glitterhouse Records through MGM

"At times dreamlike, there's an indie cinematic vibe throughout (24 Hours to Nowhere): Johnny Cash on the Lost Highway (Lynch's that is, not Bon Jovi's). Elegant lyricism and wistful insight adds weight to some finely crafted songwriting and if Australiana is a genre, this is it."

- Tim Batcup, Classic Rock UK


Date: Friday 7 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Hugo Race (VIC) Album Launch

Danny Black (USA) + Hana Brenecki

Danny Black is a world traveling entertainer from Detroit. 
You may have heard of him from P & O cruise ships where he was named #1 Solo entertainer of the year. 
He is currently traveling all around Australia and will be at The Wheatsheat Hotel Oct 8th
 
Date: Saturday 8 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Danny Black (USA) + Hana Brenecki

Chris Davies + Special Guests

Born in Birmingham at the end of WW2

Emigrated to Australia with his mother as a five year old and returned to the UK when he was 17.

He started playing guitar at Art school during the 60’s folk boom and while living in Stockholm he met Lightnin’ Hopkins at a blues concert that included Sleepy John Estes, Howling Wolf and Sonny Boy Williams the 2nd. (Rice Miller)

From that time on he Focused on blues playing, particularly that of Lightnin’ Hopkins.

 He returned to Australia and went back to Art school in Adelaide while playing the local clubs. After graduation he returned to the UK and played the Folk Clubs and Universities for the next five of six years with some success supporting the likes of Fairport Convention and John Martin. He played the Cambridge Folk Festival and ran the Thursday Night Troubadour Folk Club in London. He was encouraged to start writing songs by Tony Meehan, The Drummer from the Shadows and also the guy who turned down the Beatles.

 He returned to Australia in his late 20’s and effectively vanished from the music scene until he met Julian Barnett when he was in his mid 40’s. They formed a band called JustaBoutEverything which gathered a substantial following in South Australia and also played a number of Australian Music Festivals. They also Toured the East Coast and produced two well received independent CD’s.

They disbanded in 2001.

 Since then Chris has spent his time returned to painting. He also teaches music and collaborates on Film Scripts with friends (none of which has been produced.....Yet.

 At 71 the Wheatsheaf gig will be either his swan song or.........well, let’s wait and see.

Guests performing with Chris :Ben Ford-Davies, Ben Rolls, Richard McDonald, Ria Loof, Andy Salvanos, Julian Barnett, Dave Hudson, Alisdair MacAskill + The SomeBuddies.

Date: Sunday 9 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Chris Davies + Special Guests

Glenn Skuthorpe + Band (NSW) Single Launch

Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and singer songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe’s musical journey transcends the country folk blues roots crossroads. Glenn is a vital and compelling storyteller, who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. Following successful tours through Canada and the Australian east coast featuring on stages at Calgary, Edmonton and Woodford Folk Festivals, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Opera House, Glenn's highly-supported 'See My World' crowdfunding campaign with Pozible,  sees him back in the studio recording his fifth independently produced album and taking the new album home to out west NSW and on tour in early 2017.



Date: Friday 14 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Glenn Skuthorpe + Band (NSW) Single Launch

Finnen - Horwood - Williams Jnr

USA Blues Hall of Fame recipient, Chris Finnen, has recently joined musical forces with ARBA Blues Soloist of the Year, Cal Williams Jr, to create a dynamic and eclectic acoustic blues outfit that has already played to sell-out audiences at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

 Highly acclaimed Jazz double-bassist and ‘brilliant accompanist’, Kory Horwood, completes the line-up alongside these two award-winning ambassadors of Australian Blues.

 From steel slide guitar to banjo, hand drums to barimbau, this band fuses the blues with the exciting elements of World Music to deliver an exciting and fresh interpretation of the raw and emotionally intense blues sound.

 «««««- Rip It Up Magazine

 ‘From the first clear, willowy note, the atmospheric sound of their blues enveloped us.’ - 2015 Adelaide Fringe

Date: Saturday 15 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Finnen - Horwood - Williams Jnr

The Yearlings + Tara Carragher

Recently back from the USA!!!

The Yearlings duo 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.

Date: Sunday 16 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings + Tara Carragher

COMA: SAM CAGNEY LITTLE CLOUD WIZARD TONE ART ORCHESTRA

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 17 October
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: SAM CAGNEY LITTLE CLOUD WIZARD TONE ART ORCHESTRA

SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS

 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 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA: FOOM COMPETITION - FINALS

The New Savages (VIC) Single launch

The New Savages play Melbourne Hill Country Blues.

Often described as a uniquely droning and dark mix of Jim Morrison singing at a hoe down Juke Joint, The New Savages’ at their foundation are Milan Milutinovic’s primitive guitar style & deep baritone voice, driven by Nathan Power’s relentless swinging drums.

The New Savages launch the second single “Snake Eyed Woman” from their latest EP “Goin’ Over The River” (June, 2016), with a 21-date national tour of Australia including shows in VIC, ACT, NSW, SA, and QLD.

“Goin’ Over The River” is a dark record which combines the endless hypnotic grooves of Mississippi’s Blues Juke Joints with the raw, spiritual power of early 20th century gospel music in the context of Melbourne’s live music scene. Debuting at #4 on AMRAP’s Airit Charts and #23 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, the record received plays from Double J, Triple J, ABC National and community radio stations across the nation.

The New Savages’ tour begins in regional Victoria on September 3rd and takes in 21 dates across the nation, including slots at Narana Fest and Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. It culminates in a Melbourne Music Week show on November 19th with an all-star cast of Melbourne Blues acts.

Date: Friday 21 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The New Savages (VIC) Single launch

The Skeleton Club + Maggie Rutjens

The Skeleton Club.

 

From it’s inception Adelaide 6-piece, The Skeleton Club, has been a makeshift home for storytellers. Drawing influence from genres such as country, blues, folk, latin, and gospel. The Skeleton Club’s eclectic troubadour-pop, delivers a wall of sound that could find a comfortable home from Nashville to Cuba, and almost anywhere in between.

Maggie Rutjens
 
Maggie Rutjens will probably break your heart with her lyrics charged with soul and vehement and repair it with ambient melodies soft as petrichor. Nobody is spared from the spell of her voice. Lauded by Rip It Up as one of 2016’s most promising Adelaide based acts and with an EP in the making, she's gentle but complex with themes of conflict and introspection. Expect to get lost, then, maybe, found in this music.
 
Date: Saturday 22 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Skeleton Club + Maggie Rutjens

Emily Davis Band + Kate Alexander

Emily Davis

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.

 

Kate Alexander

 Whilst Melbourne-based singer, writer and guitarist Kate Alexander is best known for gutsy, rollicking shows in former rock band Junk Horses, her eclectic solo material can oscillate between a tender whisper and a tormented howl within a breath. Alexander

 draws together seemingly disparate influences of old-time country balladeers, classic rock n’ roll and 90’s grunge, along with pepperings of Patti Smith and PJ Harvey, to form a unique and magnetic sound.  

katealexander.bandcamp.com 

 

Date: Sunday 23 October
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $0
Emily Davis Band + Kate Alexander

Melody Pool & Peter Bibby (VIC)

MELODY POOL

Following the release of her critically acclaimed sophomore album "Deep Dark Savage Heart” Melody Pool polished off a National Australian tour playing to audiences engrossed by her lyrical prowess and fascinated by her melodic majesty across the country. After a short hiatus, Melody Pool is back on the road for a huge string of dates across Australia along with Peter Bibby to bring audiences an evening of music that makes no apologies and tells it like it is.

http://melodypool.com.au

 

PETER BIBBY

After spending the last 2 years touring his debut album Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician, Peter Bibby now finds himself with a new collection of self-indulgent songs about girls, chairs, and all the other emotional crash-bangs of a twenty-something year old Australian tramp.

Peter Bibby has toured the world to showcase his folk-ballads about cigarettes at train stations, hypochondria and sleepovers. He has been described as 'a naughty bastard with a heart of gold and a voice of rotting grapes' as well as 'a sweet cup of sauce'. His ability to perform under the influence of enough alcohol to kill a rhino is admirable, yet terrifying.

 The two make for a serendipitous yet cognate musical pairing. Offering up the kinds of lyrics you’ll want to lean forward and pay attention to.

spinningtopmusic.com/pages/peter-bibby

Date: Wednesday 26 October
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Melody Pool & Peter Bibby (VIC)

Nikko & Snooks + Courtney Robb

Nikko & Snooks are an acoustic duo featuring Snooks La Vie (former vocalist/harmonica player and songwriter of The Hiptones) and Nikko Kipridis (vocalist/guitarist of The Streamliners). 

The two musicians and close friends (formed 5 years ago) are respected artists amongst music lovers and industry personnel alike for their astute interpretation of roots based music. Together these two musicians have supported and shared the stage with Steve Earle, Tony Joe White, Russell Morris and Ed Kuepper. 

Performing toons by their favourite singer songwriters including Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale and Hank Williams to name a few, the duo will also be showcasing original works penned by Snooks, from his 2011-2012 solo album ‘Another Place In Time’

The duo who also recently took out the SA Memphis Blues Challenge, will be performing at the International Blues Competition in Memphis Tennessee in February 2017. 

If Alt-country, blues, soul, western folk and swamp pop are your bag then don’t miss this compelling duo.


Courtney Robb 

 When you are watching Adelaide songstress, Courtney Robb, the first thing that hits you is a rare honesty and sense of self that pulls you along with her on an emotional roller coaster. Her husky, but undoubtedly Australian vocals are woven with purposefully delicate guitar in a style teetering on the edges of folk, country and blues. Courtney is not afraid to bare her soul, to share stories of love, belonging, heartache and failure. With three studio albums under her belt, and a live recording released late in 2015, Courtney continues to connect with her audience the only way she knows how, through intensely personal music and through a steadystream of heartfelt performances.

Date: Friday 28 October
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nikko & Snooks + Courtney Robb

Henry Wagons (VIC) + Lachlan Bryan

Fresh off the plane from five weeks touring North America on the back of his new solo album 'After What I Did Last Night...', Henry's fingers are nimble, his voice is limber and his memory bank is full of many new stories of big skies and the open road. Hauntings, sleepwalking, crippling early mornings and hazy late nights. Following his barnstorming launch tour of the Australian capitals earlier in the year, Henry will finish off 2016 by venturing further afield with a series of full band festival appearances and solo shows in Australia and NZ this September, October and November. These shows will provide a rare insight into a perfectly road hardened, world widened Australian songwriter at his utmost prime. Joining Henry for the Australian jaunt will be the Golden Guitar wielding, all round charmer and talented songsmith in his own right, Lachlan Bryan.

"Like his fellow Melbourne, Australia native Nick Cave, Henry Wagons understands how to evoke the dark heart of Americana better than most U.S.-born country musicians these days it seems. So when it came time for him to break away from his longtime band Wagons and venture into solo territory, the decision to record his excellent new full-length, After What I Did Last Night...in Nashville was indeed a natural one." PASTE Magazine


Date: Saturday 29 October
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Henry Wagons (VIC) + Lachlan Bryan

Reverend + Mrs. Rowdy + The Backwater Band

The Reverend and Mrs Rowdy

The Rowdies boil up old-timey country, jazz, western swing, bluegrass and blues – all in the same pot – serving up new-old originals as well as some classic ole tunes.  All seasoned with some righteous electric, slide and acoustic guitars, standup bass, and voices.

 Rev and Mrs Rowdy (Jem Phillips, Trisha Drioli), and the Rowdies - Sister Belle (Isabella Drioli-Phillips) and the Two Nicks - Nick Challans and Nick Atherton. Drink up, kick up your heels and let me hear you say Hallelujah, sinners!

 The Rowdies are launching their CD and the price of admission gets you a copy of your very own!

 

The Backwater Band

Original Australian Folk/Country with Bluegrass and Celtic Influences. The Backwater Band hail from the Murraylands, and bring big energy and fun to the stage and a passion to share their music with a live audience.

 Henk Groot (guitar, voice), Teresa Law (voice, flute), Lachlan Mcleod (fiddle, guitar, voice), Theo Vandersman (standup bass, voice).

 2016 Winners of The Bandomodium at The Frances Folk Gathering 2016.

 

Date: Sunday 30 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Reverend + Mrs. Rowdy + The Backwater Band

COMA: SHANNON BARNETT QUARTET

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 31 October
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: SHANNON BARNETT QUARTET

All our Exes Live in Texas (NSW)

Things have been hotting up for All Our Exes Live in Texas, the most badass folkies around. Having completed their debut album, When We Fall, the fantasy draft of four-part harmony, indie-folk goddesses is pumped to hit the road to give you a taste of what’s to come as they premiere their new single, The Devil’s Part. Fresh from taking the US by storm, not to mention sharing the stage with the Backstreet Boys, Passenger, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and Tiny Ruins, the Exes have been busy. They’ve been in the studio with Ryan Lewis of Macklemore fame, they’re confirmed as the national support for Boy & Bear, but most importantly they are doing what they do best: lighting up a stage near you and tantalising your earholes with songs, tales and laughter.

“catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts” – The Brag


Date: Sunday 6 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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All our Exes Live in Texas (NSW)

Lost Ragas (VIC)

Lost Ragas will be heading out into your world again, with a run of shows to launch their new 7” vinyl release. 'Where James Once Played' was written on the day friend and musician, James Cruickshank passed away. Neil Murray happened to be staying at Matt's studio doing some writing and recording, when the news hit and helped note the flood of thoughts. This song is the result.

 Flip it over to find 'I'll Be Gone'. A tip of the hat to Australian musical greats, Spectrum. Their iconic song from '71 is reimagined with original singer / songwriter, Mike Rudd joining the fellas on some harmonica and singing. 

 Since the release of their second LP 'Trans Atlantic Highway, Lost Ragas have been described as 'Cosmic Country' and it is true, they are quite at home exploring the more psychedelic realms of country music. You will hear songs of murder and alienation. Songs of a love that was never known and other songs of love that was a euphoric nirvana. Songs of friendship and even a song about a stunt motorcycle legend. Songs from a real place that have been fashioned into something poetic and powerful.

 

'It’s like Sturgill Simpson and Beck jamming with

the ghost of Harry Nilsson' – Chris Familton (The Music)

 View the video clip for “WHERE JAMES PLAYED”:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmGXtITC8XE

 

Date: Sunday 13 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $12
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Lost Ragas (VIC)

Garrett Kato (CANADA/BYRON BAY) + Special guest

Garrett Kato is a Canadian Born musician and songwriter. He lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales with his Australian partner and daughter.

In 2015 Kato released his second LP, That Low and Lonesome Sound, to much critical acclaim. “A gentile gem rich with songwriting nous and emotion leaking from every pore.”  - Rolling Stone Magazine.  Prior to the release of the LP Kato signed a three album publishing deal with Sony ATV.

Kato has toured extensively throughout Australia including a 33 date sold out support slot for Pete Murray and a recent headline national tour.

At times, That Low and Lonesome Sound evokes subtle images of a younger darker Springsteen with the moments of lush beautiful instrumentation from the likes of Bon Iver and The War on Drugs. The LP was recorded over two years at Kato’s homer studio in Byron Bay with the help of engineer Anthony Lycenko . Kato had been living in Australia four years Once the record was finished, the dramatic life event was a detailed in centre piece of the LP.

“Sweet Jane” was recently featured in the Hollywood Motion Picture “Bad Moms” and racked up over 200,000 Spotify plays in three weeks.

Kato is about to embark on run of solo dates throughout November. Particularly intimate venues have been selected to create the most beautiful atmosphere possible with limited runs of tickets.

innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich. At other moments, it hits emotional pay-dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead.

Blacksmith brings an unmistakable character to Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a haze of analog feedback loops and synths, the band’s performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.

The album itself feels like a clearing of the air. It seems fitting, as after seven relentless years of near-non-stop touring, the entire ensemble, and especially Mangan, needed a break. So they took one.

Kato has toured extensively throughout Australia supporting Pete Murrray on a 33 date sold out tour.  released his second LP, That Low and Lonesome Sound, to much critical acclaim. “A gentile gem rich with songwriting nous and emotion leaking from every pore.”  - Rolling Stone Magazine.  Prior to the release of the LP Kato signed a three album publishing deal with Sony ATV.

Some other nice things said from nice people:

“Doesn't rely on anything more than its own simplicity and intimacy. And it doesn't need to. It's a charmer.” - Richard Kingsmill Musical Director Triple J

“Seriously infectious folk-rock” - Pile Rats

That Low and Lonesome Sound

Canadian born singer songwriter Garrett Kato is a quiet achiever, a constant creator of works and a hard working live performer. Kato landed in Australia in 2010 with a bag of clothes and guitar in hand. He quickly began playing as much as possible in the town of Byron Bay. Kato and became a house hold name among the towns music scene.

Two years in the garage of his Byron Bay home, Kato began crafting what would be “That Low and Lonesome Sound”. Most of the record was recorded and played by Kato himself. Prior to the release Kato signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV.

“That Low and Lonesome Sound” is a document of the inner and outer battle with walking away from home. It’s sonic landscape is a warm and lush wit

Two long years in the garage of his Byron Bay home, Kato began crafting what would be “That Low and Lonesome Sound”. With the aid of producer engineer Anthony Lycenko, Kato would track and send over songs for Anthony to Mix.

This record was a landmark for Kato, diving deeper into his songwriting and production. Years of busking, playing in dive bars and coffee shops lead him to a soulful album mixed with many colours from Roots Americana to Folk Electro.

A gentile gem rich with songwriting nous and emotion leaking from every pore.”  - Rolling Stone Magazine.

 

Date: Saturday 26 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Garrett Kato (CANADA/BYRON BAY) + Special guest

The Wilson Pickers + Emily Davis

The Wilson Pickers are hitting the road this spring to launch their third album, You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train.

Recorded in the round at Church Farm Studios in Billinudgel, NSW over three days in February this year, the album returns The Wilson Pickers to the bluegrass instrumentation and five-part harmony singing that propelled this side project to centre stage in 2009. Both their previous albums have been nominated for ARIA awards and the band are calling this release their best work yet.

Ben Salter, Sime Nugent, Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe and John Bedggood initially formed the fabled Wilson Pickers as a side project and soon built a reputation for their raucous, virtuosic and often spell binding live shows at festivals around the country. They recorded two studio albums - The Land Of The Powerful Owl (2009) and Shake It Down (2010). After a six year break the band are delighted to be heading out to play shows to celebrate the release of You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train.

The Pickers had a long pause while beloved band member, Danny Widdicombe underwent treatment for leukemia. But this album is more than a reunion for five of Australia’s finest singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists. They had unfinished business to do. Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine) mixed and mastered the album. There are guest appearances by Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger) and Rod Coe (Slim Dusty) making this highly anticipated release a very well credentialed recording with a lot of heart.


Date: Thursday 1 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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The Wilson Pickers + Emily Davis