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

Backpacks 4 Kids SA Fundraiser - featuring: MRO + CAL WILLIAMS JR.

MRO is the band-child of Emma Rowe (SCALA FOOM finalist 2015 & 2016). Emma is a singer/songwriter originally from Darwin. She occasionally writes songs about bird documentaries. Think Missy Higgins meets Alanis Morrisette meets PJ Harvey.
 

https://www.facebook.com/EmmaRoweMRO/ 

 
Joining MRO will be multi award winning Cal William Jr, a favourite of The Wheaty and our hearts. He's played at the Adelaide International Guitar festival, so you know he's good. He's got them sweet blues and roots vibes down to a T. So come on down for a blues fix. 
 
 
Entry by donation to Backpacks4SAKids. A non profit organisation that helps kids in foster and emergency care. 
 
Date: Friday 15 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
Backpacks 4 Kids SA Fundraiser - featuring: MRO + CAL WILLIAMS JR.

HARE OF THE DOG MARKET FAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE

Hare of the Dog Market Fair Extraordinaire mixes local artists, creators, and musicians together with cocktails and masterfully curated market stalls. The name teasingly invites fair-goers who may have had a large night to indulge in the cure and support the local community. Hare of the Dog #3 are dedicating all our funds towards providing homeless individuals in the community with essential needs during the festive season in a transparent straight to the source approach.

12-4pm

Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
HARE OF THE DOG MARKET FAIR EXTRAORDINAIRE

Rockin 'Rob' Riley plays 'Country' with Hall of Famers

Rose Tattoo legend, Rockin ' Rob' Riley, has turned his hand (guitar) and songwriting skills to playing and writing  'authentic Country music with a slight rock edge'. Not to be missed, a visual as well as a musical spectacle and supported by fellow Hall of Famers, Blues legend, Chris Finnen and Country Violin virtuoso, Trev Warner. All three legends perform with the AMC Combo all-stars...Enrico Morena, Stuart Day and Quinton Dunne.

$15 on the door


Date: Saturday 16 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Rockin 'Rob' Riley plays 'Country' with Hall of Famers

XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring: The Yearlings + The Baker Suite + The Chaps & Special guests

The Wheatsheaf Christmas Extravaganza is back again with Wheaty darlings The Yearlings and The Baker Suite bringing us an afternoon of soothing tunes to see out the year.

 
To close out the show with their usual panache, those handsome Chaps will grace the stage, bringing us some face melting solos and droolingly good outfits.
 
And of course there will be the usual special guest or two but you’ll have to come see who.
 
Date: Sunday 17 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
XMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! Featuring:  The Yearlings + The Baker Suite + The Chaps & Special guests

COMA: BENEFIT GIG

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 18 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: BENEFIT GIG

SCALA: YOURS TRULY + SCOTT COOK (CANADA) + THE FATHERHOOD

 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 21 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: YOURS TRULY + SCOTT COOK (CANADA) + THE FATHERHOOD

A VERY HAIRY CHRISTMAS WITH THE ADAM PAGE 4TET

Christmas carols performed as they were definitely NOT intended featuring Adam Page on saxophone and vocals (not intended to be vocals), James Brown on stringy things (not pasta), Paul White on Organ (not vital) and Steve Neville on things he hits with wooden sticks (not polo). 


Date: Friday 22 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
A VERY HAIRY CHRISTMAS WITH THE ADAM PAGE 4TET

Crump Cake Orchestra

Do Christmas right with the 20 piece, Funk// Jazz// Rock, Crump Cake Orchestra. Celebrating the release of their newest studio album “Copy Copy”, they will be playing songs from the new album, as well as from their back catalog, and some Christmas surprises along the way…. Free entry too. 

Ho Ho Ho

Date: Saturday 23 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crump Cake Orchestra

XMAS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA! EMILY DAVIS & SPECIAL GUESTS

For the tenth year running, Emily Davis brings you the Wheaty Xmas Eve Extravaganza; a night for families, old friends, single people, lost souls, and Xmas orphans to assemble at our western suburbs spiritual home.

Joined by her splendid band, and a variety of Adelaide's talented songwriters, Davis promises a vaudeville assortment of carols and classics, brand new songs, songs like you've never heard them before and some big surprises!!!

She can't wait to give you a warm hug and kiss! 

Free (of course!) see you there!!!!


Date: Sunday 24 December
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $0
XMAS EVE EXTRAVAGANZA! EMILY DAVIS & SPECIAL GUESTS

CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

Ahhhh......Christmas. One of the only days your favourite local bartenders get to take off work, eat too much food, and drink copious amounts of the booze they've spent all year serving.

If you need something to to while away the hours before the pub opens again, here's some Chrissy Classics for ya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9kfdEyV3RQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSUFzC6_fp8

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwacxSnc4tI

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-a6x6MGGA

Happy turkey day everyone - see you at the bar on Boxing Day!

Date: Monday 25 December
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED

THE 2017 BOXING DAY CUP OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY FEATURING DAVID BLUMBERG & THE MARABY BAND

Celebrate with the victors, or brood with the losers. The 2017 Boxing Day Cup pits the state's best hospitality, The Eagle Blues, against the most talented musicians, The Rockatoos, in a 20/20 game of cricket that's more colourful than a Ken Done tea towel. All proceeds from the Boxing Day Cup will be donated to Women Sport Australia, supporting Gender Equality in Sport. The Rockatoos were victors in 2016 and will be up against The Eagle Blues. who's bruised bodies and battered egos will need this win more than anything. Featuring David Blumberg & The Maraby Band, join us on Boxing Day to drink the karma keg dry! There's never been a more exciting time to watch cricket. The Wheaty are proud supporters of The Boxing Day Cup and The Eagle Blues.


Date: Tuesday 26 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: donation
Tickets at the door
THE 2017 BOXING DAY CUP OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY FEATURING DAVID BLUMBERG & THE MARABY BAND

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst CD Launch

Don Morrison, dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, is a world renown (recent Spotify statistics show a hot spot for his music in Norway and Sweden!) songwriter, singer, guitarist, author, story teller and guitar maker.  He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s playing, singing and writing songs better than ever.  He’s done shows all over, from Bridgetown to Brunswick, Sydney to San Antonio, and Perth to Penrith and is about to release his 16th album of original songs.  In Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst, Don is joined by the amazingly talented Morrison brothers, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar. Long time ally,  Andy Przygonski joins in on drums and together they perform original, roots, blues and alt - country based Australian songs that tell OUR story with a cohesion and harmony unique to family bands.


Date: Friday 29 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst CD Launch

Abraska (FKA Conchillia)

Abraska is a new face on an established collective of accomplished Adelaide musicians.

This group melds its diverse backgrounds through vibrant musical roots, bouncy brassy global rhythms, smooth, sophisticated vocals, all with an intensity machine that keeps on giving. The bands original material, shines with open, worldly, illuminating insights, that refuse binary judgement, and enable human empathy.

 Abraska will be sharing new songs, some of which were recorded recently for their new EP due for release in 2018.  They’ll be touring interstate throughout summer launching their new single ‘Try Not To Try’.

 Abraska’s music bounds from the simple purity of the vocal solo through to near big band - dance bopping - foot stomping - conga line making swoons. 

Date: Saturday 30 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Abraska (FKA Conchillia)

New Years Eve Shindig - Featuring: Max Savage & The False Idols + Big Bad Barry + The Lofty Mountain Band

Friends, Romans, Fellow Republicans, let's dance!!!

The year is fast drawing to a close and we're all fast drawing up plans of how we're going to send it off.

This New Year's, the Wheatsheaf Hotel plays host to a coterie of deep-fried, foot-stomping, good time party music.

We'll be joined by the Lofty Mountain Band with their tucker bag of high voltage bush-dance bangers; disgraced former Ararat Pythons ruckman and veteran of the South-Eastern Mallee entertainment scene, 'Big Bad Barry' and of course, the inimitable Max Savage who'll be flying in from remote, deepest, darkest Torrensville.


Date: Sunday 31 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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New Years Eve Shindig - Featuring: Max Savage & The False Idols + Big Bad Barry + The Lofty Mountain Band

New Years Day Hangover Hoedown with Emily Davis + Special guests

Emily Davis welcomes 2018 with a very special front bar show!

Bring your hangover, puffy eyes and your mum and let Emily and a fine assortment of musical RAdelaidies soothe your woes!

Expect a fine selection of vintage covers, smooth acoustic originals and exuberant spontaneous jams; the perfect soundtrack to frame the lingering malaise of a new year’s existential crisis.

There’s no judgement here, only open arms, big voices and cold beer*. (*just make sure you’re wearing pants).

 If you have one New Years Resolution that’s easy to execute, let it be this and haul your a**  to the Wheaty’s front bar.  

 ….and….. ITS FREE! 

Date: Monday 1 January
Time: 3.30 PM
Cost: $0
New Years Day Hangover Hoedown with Emily Davis + Special guests

"Decay" - Art & Music night - Featuring the art work by: Kerryn Schofield and Emma Woolcock and music by: Soursob Bob and Smith & Schofield.

 
"Decay"- a collection of photography by Kerryn Schofield and Emma Woolcock. 
Presented by local musicians with a passion for photography, "Decay" captures the everyday, the past, the characters who challenge us and the industrial world recaptured by nature. 
 
Exhibition opens on Thursday 4th January at 7pm.
 
Performers from 7:30pm are Soursob Bob and Smith & Schofield. 
 
Date: Thursday 4 January
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
"Decay" - Art & Music night - Featuring the art work by: Kerryn Schofield and Emma Woolcock and music by: Soursob Bob and Smith & Schofield.

Fritz Dolly EP launch + Velvet Moth

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!

VELVET MOTH:

The flip-side to Iron Butterfly (there's a flip-side to everything folks!), VELVET MOTH features members from bands GT Stringer and The Streamliners in what started as an impromptu weekend jam, shockingly descended to a rock 'n roll tour de force featuring a tough, classic Detroit-influenced sound with wacky overtones.
With their debut record about to hit the streets, the MOTH are sure to raise some eyebrows and bend a few minds.
MOTH-HEADS UNITE! The beast soon takes to the skies...


Date: Friday 5 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Fritz Dolly EP launch + Velvet Moth

Sarah King "Scattered Truth" EP Tour + Alana Jagt

Sarah King is an emerging artist based in Adelaide delivering an intimate collection of genre blurring tunes on her down tempo debut self-titled EP. Taking hints of jazz and folk King explores the realms of Chamber Pop featuring dreamy strings, melodic horns and ethereal vocals with themes of home, love and loss.  

Date: Saturday 6 January
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Sarah King "Scattered Truth" EP Tour + Alana Jagt

Crooked Weather (UK) + Special guest

Crooked Weather are a rock infused folk band, based out of whatever rusty vehicle they can beg, steal or borrow and fueled by the new people and places they meet whilst being on the road.

They hail from the depths of East Yorkshire, England, but over the last 2 years have toured the lengths and breadths of Ireland, New Zealand, U.S., England and Holland.

Their original songs, steeped somewhere in the folk revival of the late 60's, have a raw, modern edge, with the lilting harmonies of Holly & Will at the core.


Date: Sunday 7 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crooked Weather (UK) + Special guest

Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Butterfly Theatre proudly presents another season of Beer Theatre @ The Wheaty. 
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare's battle of the sexes this time set 1950s Italian style.  


Directed by Megan Dansie and featuring Georgia Stockham as Katerina and Gary George as Petruchio with Peter Davies, Brant Eustice, Ellen Ferguson, Philip Lineton, Dylan O’Donnell and Rebecca Kemp.

Tickets: $20 Conc $15

Running time 90 minutes including interval.


Date: Tuesday 9 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Booking Fee
Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Butterfly Theatre proudly presents another season of Beer Theatre @ The Wheaty. 
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare's battle of the sexes this time set 1950s Italian style.  


Directed by Megan Dansie and featuring Georgia Stockham as Katerina and Gary George as Petruchio with Peter Davies, Brant Eustice, Ellen Ferguson, Philip Lineton, Dylan O’Donnell and Rebecca Kemp.

Tickets: $20 Conc $15

Running time 90 minutes including interval.


Date: Wednesday 10 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Butterfly Theatre proudly presents another season of Beer Theatre @ The Wheaty. 
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare's battle of the sexes this time set 1950s Italian style.  


Directed by Megan Dansie and featuring Georgia Stockham as Katerina and Gary George as Petruchio with Peter Davies, Brant Eustice, Ellen Ferguson, Philip Lineton, Dylan O’Donnell and Rebecca Kemp.

Tickets: $20 Conc $15

Running time 90 minutes including interval.


Date: Thursday 11 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

TK Reeve (VIC) + Cal Williams Jr.

T.K Reeve is based in Melbourne, Victoria. His original songs hark back to early roots music with a modern perspective. Playing baritone electric guitars and pairing with drummer Nathan Power, he performs everything from ballads to energetic dance numbers, delivering a spontaneous and dynamic show.

Date: Friday 12 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
TK Reeve (VIC) + Cal Williams Jr.

Tori Forsyth (NSW) - Jemma Nicole (VIC) & Carl The Bartender (NSW)

TORI FORSYTH

Tori released her debut EP Black Bird independently in 2016 after working split shifts seven days a week to save for it. The 2nd single Black Bird’ became the Hottest Track of 2016 on the KIX Country Network garnering praise from music websites and local and international radio shows. Followed by the Third single ‘New Wall’ reaching #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart.

Tori’s travels and experiences are the stories of the next phase in her music career; creating a new era, one in which will become her highly-anticipated debut album due for 2018 to be released on Universal Music's, Lost Highway.

https://www.toriforsyth.com

JEMMA NICOLE

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole’s gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine Nick Cave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glenn Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. You’re getting close.

https://www.jemmanicole.com

CARL THE BARTENDER

Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Benjamin Murphy aka “Carl the Bartender” has over a decade of performance and touring experience to his name, performing to crowds across Australia as well as overseas. Sharing the stage with acts such as, Tex Perkins, Shannon Noll, Dragon and Adam Eckersley to name a few.

Carl the Bartender is a quirky songwriter and charismatic singer. His raffish air and gorgeous voice makes listening to his tales a very sweet experience indeed.

Date: Saturday 13 January
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Tori Forsyth (NSW) - Jemma Nicole (VIC) & Carl The Bartender (NSW)

Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Butterfly Theatre proudly presents another season of Beer Theatre @ The Wheaty. 
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare's battle of the sexes this time set 1950s Italian style.  


Directed by Megan Dansie and featuring Georgia Stockham as Katerina and Gary George as Petruchio with Peter Davies, Brant Eustice, Ellen Ferguson, Philip Lineton, Dylan O’Donnell and Rebecca Kemp.

Tickets: $20 Conc $15

Running time 90 minutes including interval.


Date: Tuesday 16 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

Butterfly Theatre proudly presents another season of Beer Theatre @ The Wheaty. 
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare's battle of the sexes this time set 1950s Italian style.  


Directed by Megan Dansie and featuring Georgia Stockham as Katerina and Gary George as Petruchio with Peter Davies, Brant Eustice, Ellen Ferguson, Philip Lineton, Dylan O’Donnell and Rebecca Kemp.

Tickets: $20 Conc $15

Running time 90 minutes including interval.


Date: Wednesday 17 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Shakespeare in the Pub - Taming of the Shrew

SCALA: MARY WEBB + RICKY HOOPER + THE TANGERINES

 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 18 January
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: MARY WEBB + RICKY HOOPER + THE TANGERINES

Vincent's Chair

Vincent's Chair are, according to Indaily's editor, David Washington, "the real deal - wonderful musicians playing all original, beautifully crafted songs." A fusion of pop/folk/jazz the group sounds like Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb got together to collaborate. 

With four studio albums and five European tours under their belt, Vincent's Chair return to the famous Wheatsheaf Hotel to perform their latest offerings along with many favourites. Consisting of Kathie Renner on vocals, guitars and keyboard, Karen De Nardi on viola, Sam Leske on guitars, they will be joined by percussion legend, Steve Todd and the wonderful Shaun Duncan on double bass.
 
Entry is free and the music starts soon after 4pm.
 
 
Date: Sunday 21 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Vincent's Chair

Kim Churchill 'Raw Files Tour'

After releasing his new record Weight_Falls and touring it around the world with his new band, Kim Churchill will return to some of his favourite, intimate venues around Australia with his Raw_Files tour.

 Currently touring across the UK and Europe – including a run of shows in Germany supporting crowd favourites Milky Chance, Kim is excited to be coming back to Australia and performing shows in regional cities and towns.

 Playing tracks from Weight_Falls including Triple J favourites “Breakneck Speed” and “Second Hand Car” – Kim will be bringing his original set up as a one-man band to venues in NSW, QLD, SA and VIC for a string of shows in January 2018. 

Date: Friday 26 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Kim Churchill 'Raw Files Tour'

Exeter Blues EP launch + Nate & Rubes

EXETER BLUES

Dave O'Leary sings it like it is, laconic and straight to the point with an honesty that gets under your skin Beej Barker combines driving rhythms and grooves to make the sound that is Exeter Blues; it’s raw and raucous, blurring the lines between early Mississippi delta slide guitar, modern punk funk and Cajun country sounds, these are story songs to move you built from a life spent on the road. Drawing on five albums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ Bob Dylan and the Cruel Sea

NATE & RUBES

Adelaide guitar and harmonica duo playing 50's Chicago blues and a bunch of original tunes

Date: Saturday 27 January
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues EP launch + Nate & Rubes

Naomi Keyte + Leah Senior (VIC) + Mary Webb

Naomi Keyte gives a voice to voiceless things: trees, colours, water, the very air we breathe.

Musically there is a delicate meeting of electronic pulses and rhythms, and physical vibration: nylon guitars, violins and pianos. Keyte and her band write and perform minimalist alt-folk pop music that sings to the heart and human experience. Their music resounds with the restraint and warmth of artists like Joni Mitchell, Julia Holter, Sharon Van Etten and Sufjan Stevens.

Keyte’s words are ‘beautifully simplistic and are drawn together to tell fascinating stories which she accompanies with vividly painted images’ (June Murtagh, The AU Review). Thoughtfully produced, the group’s music has a narrative in every string plucked and bowed, and a message conveyed in every beat struck and muted. 

Date: Sunday 28 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $12
Tickets at the door
Naomi Keyte + Leah Senior (VIC) + Mary Webb