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

Michael Menager (USA) in Concert + Chris Parkinson

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis. Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

Date: Friday 27 May
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Michael Menager (USA) in Concert + Chris Parkinson

The Guitar Academy's mid-year concert

The Guitar Academy is hosting a mid-year student concert to showcase the amazing up and coming talent that is being nurtured and advanced at the school at Adelaide's Premier Guitar School. With past students, including the highly successful Koral Chandler (Koral and the Goodbye Horses), Banjo Jackson, Emily Davis and James Meegan (Jimmy and the Mirrors), The Guitar Academy is creating the next wave of professional touring musicians to represent South Australia on the world stage! Come and listen to the new breed of songwriters and guitarists before they are famous! In addition to student performances, The Guitar Academy will also be showcasing their highly accomplished teachers which includes multi-award winning songwriters Kelly Menhennett and Tara Carragher, Benno from The Timbers, Damian Rainer, Josh Leard and Alun Davies(UK). There will also be a guest performance by The Guitar Academy's multi-award winning founder and creator, Cal Williams Jr. Tix $10 Adult - kids under 10 Free - can be booked at website below - but be quick as tickets are limited!


Date: Saturday 28 May
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Guitar Academy's mid-year concert

ADRD - Afterparty

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 28 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - Afterparty

River Lane + Days of Late

Indie/folk/roots trio River Lane jammed their way through a small country town on the banks of the Murray River during 2015. They gained a fanbase throughout surrounding towns and are ready to take on the Adelaide music scene and beyond in 2016. Unique vocals and versatile instrumentalists make for an entertaining show!

Date: Sunday 29 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
River Lane + Days of Late

ART EXHIBITION OPENING - Rachael Thrussell presents: The triumph of the bland#2

Not so hot on the heels of the pathos ridden The Triumph of the Bland,  The Triumph of the Bland#2 revisits the themes of casting a critical eye over aspects of Western popular culture.

 The democratization of culture has rendered everyone the critic....and this body of work explores some of the psychology of this phenomenon....

 In this exhibition the previous small conceptual works give way to Rachael's traditional medium painting. Her distinctive scratchy/ abstract/ figurative style is reminiscent of the COBRA movement of the late 1940s and heavily influenced by Art Brut...

Starting her creative journey in Melbourne, Rachael has been painting away in a large shed studio for the last 12 years, and will be returning to Melbourne after this farewell for now show.

Date: Thursday 2 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
ART EXHIBITION  OPENING - Rachael Thrussell presents: The triumph of the bland#2

SCALA: Emma Rowe - Chica Chica Electrica - Surfer Rosa

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 2 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Emma Rowe - Chica Chica Electrica - Surfer Rosa

Tara Carragher EP Launch + Doctor DeSoto + Kelly Menhennett

South Australian songwriter Tara Carragher is a lover of poetic storytelling, soul-searching, and universal themes. Her songs evoke a feeling of longing, self-exploration and a fearless intensity which is unmistakably her own.

In the tradition of Lucinda Williams, Neil Young and Billy Bragg, Miss Carragher's music is not always 'pretty' but it is beautifully honest. Her debut EP 'Live And Die By Love' featured collaborations with American artists such as the award winning New Mexican musician CW Ayon, and highly respected guitarist CR Humphrey from the Mississippi blues duo Old Gray Mule. Further collaborations have seen Tara singing on 'All The Wandering', the latest album by South Australian mainstays The Yearlings.

Her adventurous spirit coupled with an undying passion for Americana music led her to the USA in 2012 where she attended the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Workshop, performed at Austin Tx's most famous venue: Antone's, and recorded her debut full length album 'Big River Crossing' in the desert of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Tara arrived home from America to support Mia Dyson and is steadily establishing herself as a regular on the festival circuit.

Date: Friday 3 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Tara Carragher EP Launch + Doctor DeSoto + Kelly Menhennett

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

Glenn Skuthorpe (NSW) + Chris Parkinson

Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring 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.

 Glenn has performed on stages big and small with some living legends in his long career – including Archie Roach, Renee Geyer, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier. Glenn's music is featured on multiple films, documentaries and television series both nationally and internationally, most recently on Emmy and BAFTA-award winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger’s 2014 film Utopia.

 Following successful tours through Canada and the Australian East Coast featuring on stages at Calgary 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 planning album launch tour dates in Australia and Canada in 2016.

 Chris Parkinson (the Yearlings) who has been collaborating with Glenn on the forthcoming album will open the night.

Date: Saturday 4 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Glenn Skuthorpe (NSW) + Chris Parkinson

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 5 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Mario's Pop-Up Barber Shop!

Tinpan Orange (VIC) Love Is A Dog Album Launch + Jim Lawrie

Critically acclaimed indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song-craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism. 

A Tinpan Orange performance transports their audience to another time and place, and despite their theatricality and Emily’s charming and off the cuff banter and idiosyncratic dance moves they have always been grounded in a deep sense of emotional honesty.

“the intoxicating romance of this exceptional band can't be contained…” The Age

 Tinpan Orange are currently performing as part of their Love Is A Dog tour.

Date: Sunday 5 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $17
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Tinpan Orange (VIC) Love Is A Dog Album Launch + Jim Lawrie

COMA: T.A.A.S + Er@ser Description

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 6 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: T.A.A.S + Er@ser Description

COMA: Quentin Angus Trio - Featuring Ari Hoenig

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: Wednesday 8 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA: Quentin Angus Trio - Featuring Ari Hoenig

Ben Ford-Davies - Comes Home with special guest Ronnie Taheny

“Modern, intelligent and instantly believable. A voice destined for a big career.”

Newcomer Szene, Hamburg, Germany

Newcomer, Ben Ford-Davies has just returned from his debut European tour a very happy man. In 18 months he’s risen from obscurity, recorded his cracking debut CD “Papillon”, won the SCALA FOOM songwriting award in 3 categories for “Storm”, worked with both Jeff Lang and Diesel and pulled-off a highly successful 2-month CD release tour of Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, France and Luxembourg.

The 2-set “homecoming show” will be Ben’s first major event after a 2-month absence and a very welcome return for Adelaide in general. We’ll get to experience all his new and pre-loved songs, his new-found European flair and some very dodgy linguistics.

Live, Ben is a unique force of nature. Combine his vocal prowess, sunny personality, charisma and self-effacing humour and you get an artist who connects with audiences from 500 to 5000 and delivers a unique show in one seamless package. Naturally.

Equally at home on guitar, piano or witty monologues, it is the arresting soul and passion in his flawless vocals that win over even the most cynical and jaded music critic.

Ben will be joined in the second set by touring partner, Ronnie Taheny on piano, some cracking harmonies and banter that define this dynamic duo. 


Date: Thursday 9 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $17
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Booking Fee
Ben Ford-Davies - Comes Home with special guest Ronnie Taheny

Josh Rennie-Hynes (QLD) + Tom West

Garnering praise as one of Australia’s finest Singer-Songwriters, Josh Rennie-Hynes does not disappoint with new single ‘Rosie’, the first taste from his forthcoming second LP ‘Furthermore’.

The song came to Rennie-Hynes after he had completed a national tour of New Zealand. “I had a few days off in Wellington, where I was staying at my Cousin’s house, spending a few days with his housemate Rosie, a lovely girl who had been going through a tough time with depression. I wrote this song for her, just to say that it’s all gonna be alright, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel” he explains.

The film clip for  ‘Rosie’ was shot over the course of a day, in various locations between Sydney and Melbourne with the help of Director/Producer Jenson Cope and Joshua Aylett (Courtney Barnett, Hands Like Houses).

This is the first track released since his debut album ‘February’, recorded   with ARIA Award winner Shane Nicholson. Rennie-Hynes is keen to hit the road again in June with his band ‘The Wildflowers’ in support of the single. A seasoned performer, Rennie-Hynes has supported the likes of Kasey Chambers and JD McPherson  (US) and has graced festival stages at Americana Music Festival (Nashville), Woodford Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

Date: Friday 10 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Josh Rennie-Hynes (QLD) + Tom West

The Yearlings + Freya Josephine Hollick Duo (VIC)

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.

Date: Saturday 11 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Yearlings + Freya Josephine Hollick Duo (VIC)

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Songwriter, singer, guitarist and guitar maker, Don Morrison, has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music, like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Billy Thorpe, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Men At Work, Stephen Cummings, Ross Wilson and a hundred more in more than thirty years in music game.
He has worked with Bo Diddly, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez and even Billy Ray Cyrus. He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin’ Stephens in a urinal and nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas.
He’s done gigs from Perth to Penrith, from Sydney to San Antonio and released a dozen CDs of original songs under his own name and that of his many bands such as The Bodgies, Ghetto Blasters, The Elmores, The Lonely Cosmonauts, Prawnhead and now with his two sons, Eddie and Jake, along with long time ally Andy Przygonski, in Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst.  He’s written all about it in a rollicking autobiography “This Could Be Big”.

He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s not done yet. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, Don Morrison is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever.


Date: Sunday 12 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

SCALA: Jack Robins + Vagabond + Kelly Menhennett

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.

$5 entry - members FREE

 


Date: Thursday 16 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: Jack Robins + Vagabond + Kelly Menhennett

Roddy Gordon Band + Ray Smith

The RODDY GORDON BAND are an award winning group of professional musicians.

RODDY GORDON: Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, Songwriter is a veteran performer, having played gigs from the 60’s folk, blues and rock scene in London, to extensive club and funcDon work in NSW. Roddy has also played with many internaDonal arDsts, including Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Robert Plant and Gerry Garcia.

JANE GORDON: Bass, Vocals, Songwriter has been with the Roddy Gordon band for 25 years

JOHN APPLEBY: Drums, Percussion is a well known Adelaide musician and has been performing since the early 70’s with bands such as The Joe Hooker Band, Safari Set, Perfect Game, Chris Finnen and Sympathy Orchestra

The band recently received the South Australian Regional Arts and Crea9ve Industries Award for outstanding achievement and significant contribuDon to the Murraylands for their latest album ‘C’est La Vie’

Playing their original material with a Scots/Australian flavour, plus their own unique interpretaDon of songs that have influenced them, the Roddy Gordon Band offers a diverse range of CelDc, Folk, Rock, Soul and Blues. 


Date: Friday 17 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Roddy Gordon Band + Ray Smith

Lara & The Organics

Lara and The Organics are a new band featuring some veterans of the Adelaide music scene.

 They play a mixture of blues soul funk and jazz in a dynamic improvisational style which brings a new energy to the genres.

Lara Mutu grew up in a musical household influenced by 1950s Rock and Roll and Country before finding her calling as a Blues singer. She began gigging in 1997 with Greasy Gravy and Lara and the Shakers and built up a loyal fan base with her energy and engagement with audiences throughout Adelaide.

Mario Marino is one of those rare drummers who combine great technical skill with great feel and is in demand with many Adelaide bands.  He has recently competed in the ‘2016 International Blues Challenge’ in Memphis.  He has been working with Sav and Jesse since 2009.

Sav Palakstoglou is a blues guitar expert who has been working in the Adelaide blues scene since 1989 playing with The Streamliners Blind Dog Taylor And The Heat as well as his own bands and solo gigs. He manages to uniquely combine great originality with authenticity in his blues playing.

Jesse Deane Freeman has been involved in the blues scene since 1992 in Adelaide and Cairns and has released five albums with his own bands as well as producing albums for other artists and doing session work. Though he also plays piano and guitar for the last ten years he has concentrated on mastering the Hammond organ.

Together they provide a unique combination of energy creativity and an ability to convey the joy of playing music to an audience.

Date: Saturday 18 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Lara & The Organics

Victoriana Gaye (VIC) + Nice Verdes

Coastal art rockers - Victoriana Gaye are hitting the road to play The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide on Sunday Afternoon the 19th June.
Support band on the day will be their good Adelaide buddies 'Nice Verdes’. 
Vicki and Jeff will be preceded by the psychedelic wonderment of their animated film clip (directed by Jeff Raglus) for their last single - “60 Foot Lady”
 
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and shared lead-harmony singing is the backbone of the Victoriana Gaye sound.       The songs themselves are drawn from a broad musical knowledge , which includes jazz, classic movie soundtracks, sunny psychedelia and their own blend of indie/folk/rock.
Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus come from Aireys Inlet on the South West coast of Victoria and have packed a lot into the 6 years since they formed. Recording 4 albums, “Five Songs”, “Our Pleasure’’,”Holy Roll’’and now “Red Moon Ray”. They have played their original tunes at festivals and venues in The UK, Europe, Japan, New Caledonia and continue to tour around Australia. 
 
‘Voices that curl like smoke around each other in harmonies that intertwine but are still individual...songs that talk about feelings found washed up at high tide. Victoriana Gaye are that rare thing; a progressive, sophisticated adult pop duo’. Chris Wilson 2015 
 
 
Date: Sunday 19 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Victoriana Gaye (VIC) + Nice Verdes

COMA: Craig Lauritsen + Anna Butters Group

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 20 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Craig Lauritsen + Anna Butters Group

Speakeasy Creative Readings

'Speakeasy Flinders is proud to present its second creative readings event of 2016 - a night of prose, poetry and literary music from the minds and mouths of Flinders University's most exciting undergraduate talents. With food, wine, beer, guest speakers and fabulous company. From 6pm, June 15 at the Wheatsheaf Hotel.'


Date: Wednesday 22 June
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $0
Speakeasy Creative Readings

Kate Fuller and the Daffodils + The Being There Project (with Adam Page)

Whether written in her tiny LA apartment or sung in the candlelit corners of Oxford pubs, Adelaide-based singer songwriter Kate Fuller, weaves together her stories from the road through songs inspired by the experiences she collected along the way.

While Kate has a strong background in jazz, her latest album, Daffodils or Weeds – which was produced by Adelaide composer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Page and recorded at Wizard Tone Studios – explores the juxtaposition between darkness and light, good and evil, tension and release, through her folk storytelling and distinctly country composition.

Joined by a five-piece band, including some of Adelaide’s finest musicians, Kate will warm up the Wheaty this winter with her songs of love, longing, and rainy days in Bethany.

The Being There Project

 Inspired by Chance, the heroine in Jerzy Kosinski’s 1970 novel ‘Being There’, The Being There Project reflects on the many pressures and distractions in the modern age and our waining inability to be ourselves. Local musicians Adam Page (playing Native American Flutes), Rachel Johnston (cello) and Kyrie Anderson (drums) will join forces with the magnificent energy of New Zealand’s Ed Zuccollo (Mini Moog and Fender Rhodes) to present a set of music completely fuelled by ‘Chance’ in this one off collaboration especially created for this evening.

Date: Thursday 23 June
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Kate Fuller and the Daffodils + The Being There Project (with Adam Page)

Goldstein + Special Guests

Adelaide folk rockers Goldstein are turning 10 and having a party to celebrate.
The popular five piece will be playing their best original songs from the band's 5 LPs to date as well as some new material for the big birthday bash.
It will be a fun trip through the past decade with stories about the good gigs and the dodgy gigs as well as the legends and tools encountered along the way.
Ostentatiously Australiana, Goldstein delivers highly entertaining, infectious and original tales about modern life in this great country. 
Cheeky and ballsy, the award winning band has played at venues across Australia, from major festivals (including the recent 50th National Folk Festival in Canberra) to front bars and always refused requests to play 80s covers.
 
Date: Friday 24 June
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Goldstein + Special Guests

Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Party

Adelaide band Spiral Dance has been playing exciting, high-energy music to audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over two decades.   Fusing folklore and legend with a good, heady serve of pagan mystery, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes.  Rousing melodies intertwine with mythical tales that will spirit you into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient times. This is music that will rock your ancestors!

$20 + BF @OZTIX - $30 on the door.

Date: Saturday 25 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Party

The Satellites + Special Guests

One of Australia’s finest exponents of rockabilly and roots music, The Satellites are an enthusiastic bunch of songwriters and musicians dedicated to real rock music.

Since Steve and Belinda first started performing with the group in 1994, the band has gone from strength to strength with a fanbase that spans the globe.Listening to the Satellites perform and it’s no wonder why they have sustained such longevity throughout their career. They’ve performed right across Australia, USA and Europe entertaining music enthusiasts everywhere. Their music has been used in TV, radio, movies, & commercials.   

Wheather it’s rockabilly, R&B, country, blues, jazz, or western swing, the Satellites always deliver a power packed performance in their own distinctive style.

Belinda’s onstage performance is absolutely captivating weather it’s belting out a powerful rockabilly tune or a sweet and mournful ballad her sound will rock the room! Steve’s gravelly tones and pounding bass help create the classic Satellites sound. Steve G on guitar is the amazingly talented new addition to the group adding his own unique style.He can make that telecaster sound like almost anything!! Joining the band with Steve G is Lee Jones the abundantly talented drummer that drives the band’s sound with a solid driving rhythm.     With a long history performing in roots bands around Adelaide, The Satellites is definitely where his talents shine.  

The Satellites have just released their 7th album and it’s a real hum-dinger!

Don’t miss the Satellites at the Wheaty – June 26th.  

Being part of their performance is an exciting whirlwind of real rock music.   Get along to one of their shows, you won’t be disappointed. 

Date: Sunday 26 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites + Special Guests

SCALA CD Launch 2016

Join us for a very special SCALA event – the launch of our latest CD release! With performances from winners of the FOOM Song Competition, this is going to be a great evening which you won’t want to miss.


Date: Thursday 30 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA CD Launch 2016

Jemma Nicole (VIC) + Melody Feder

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole's gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine NickCave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glen Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. Your getting close. 

June 2016 will see Jemma Release her debut LP "My Darkest Hour" with an Australian Tour to follow in July. An album that weaves through dark & Light, soft & sorrow as it highlights the plight of modern love stuck in an old world. An experience that leaves the listener in a self reflective state of curiosity.

A special and intimate tour to celebrate Jemma's release, lets turn the lights down, ignite some candles and explore your darker side.


 
Date: Friday 1 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jemma Nicole (VIC) + Melody Feder

Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

Swingin' dixieland jazz from Melbourne's Shirazz Jazz Band, at their first ever Adelaide show.
Shirazz brings New Orleans-inspired hot traditional jazz to life in their lively and rambunctious performance. Shirazz mixes classic trad material, reimagined pop hits and the odd cheeky original to deliver their famous infectious live sound.
Since 2009 Shirazz has been playing to packed houses Australia wide. With tours and festivals across the country, a string of albums, and a bunch of great local shows, Shirazz has developed an arresting live sound that continues to win popular and critical acclaim.
Join Shirazz at the Wheatsheaf for an afternoon of the hottest trad jazz this side of New Orleans.

Date: Sunday 3 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Shirazz Jazz Band (VIC)

Both Kinds of Music - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars Featuring: Stu Daniels + Shoot The Noose + Hana Brenecki and band

AS PART OF THE ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL FOR 2016 THIS ‘GUITARS IN BARS’ SPECIAL EVENT IS A CELEBRATION OF GUITAR IN FOLK AND COUNTRY MUSIC.

The Wheatsheaf Hotel are proud to present an evening of original folk and country music featuring three of Adelaide’s finest artists.

Stu Daniels, armed with an acoustic guitar, delivers a creative, indie sound with soulful lyrics and emotionally crafted song writing.

Shoot the Noose, a three-piece band with a distinctly Australian brand of folk-country ballads and good old fashioned hoe-downs inspired by the people and places of this great land.

Hana Brenecki Band whose tone walks a frayed rope between country and soul. Smoky melodies of travelling and heartache paired with the intimate harmonies and twangin' mandolin of Mark Curtis to draw you into a deep whiskey dream.

 

https://soundcloud.com/stu-daniels

http://shootthenoose.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/hanabrenecki

 

Date: Friday 15 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Both Kinds of Music - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars Featuring: Stu Daniels + Shoot The Noose + Hana Brenecki and band

Golonka - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. 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!

Among Golonka's songs and instrumentals will be solo manouche and klezmer arrangements for guitar, as well as ensemble pieces featuring the guitar and the domra. 
So, expect more of a focus on our fretted friends as Golonka do the Guitar Festival!

Date: Sunday 17 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
 Golonka - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Exeter Blues with special guests Snooks & Niko - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Stories and blues are good friends. A life spent as an itinerant worker, mostly as a Chef and a part time Blues/Roots performer. This has been the inspiration for Exeter blues songs. For the past 14 years Dave O’Leary and some great drummers have been performing as a duo, playing to audiences in country NSW, Sydney and Wollongong. Exeter Blues sound consists of, drums, amplified acoustic slide guitar, a big voice and some blues harp playing to fill in the gaps.

Having moved to Adelaide in 2014, Dave has joined with local drummer, Beej Barker. Every drummer Dave has played with, brings something new and Beej has brought a freshness to these songs. If you like your blues raw and straight up in the style of RL Burnside, Son House and John Mayall and you like a good story, then Exeter Blues may be just the gig for you.

Date: Friday 22 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
 Exeter Blues with special guests Snooks & Niko - Adelaide Guitar Festival - Guitars in Bars

Sweet Jean

Melbourne outfit Sweet Jean's new album Monday to Friday is out now. Co-written by Sime Nugent & Alice Keath, the album ranges from expansive, vintage synth-driven songs about space exploration to jangly, straight-shooting narratives of everyday life.

Monday to Friday is a collection of 10 elegant songs that build on Sweet Jean’s reputation for evocative songwriting and razor-sharp harmonies, balancing deft lyricism and poetic references with crisp pop gems and candid observations. 

Building on Sime & Alice's natural chemistry as a duo, Sweet Jean will be hitting the road in July for a national tour with their tight-knit live band. 

"★★★★" – Rolling Stone

"Monday To Friday is a stellar release, the finest in alterative rock / pop you’re likely to find anywhere.” - Rhythms Magazine

Date: Sunday 24 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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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: Saturday 20 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Jodi Martin Band Album Launch + Robyn Martin