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

The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

Will Kallinderis and Matt Colyer of The Young Sequoias celebrate the music of the Mississippi Delta featuring songs by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside and other greats. 

The Mississippi Delta blues sound is characterised by an emphasis on vamps and droning single chord rhythms usually accompanied with harmonica and drums. The Young Sequoias will get you moving to these infectious rhythms along with their raw and gritty original boogie woogie, finger picking and bottleneck slide that’s bound to bring the Tin Shed down at the Wheaty!!

Tickets - $20/18 + BF @trybooking (+ early bird tix up until the 14th of June - $3 off)

$22/20 on the door

 


Date: Sunday 21 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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The Young Sequoias Present: Electric Delta

COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar 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 22 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Sound Alliance: Dylan Kuerschner & Rachel Johnston + Opal Guitar Quartet

SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

 Few 31 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 25 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Mell + Jai Cafarella + Sue Baker & The Sourdoughs

Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

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 sixalbums of originals and few cover interpretations from artists as diverse as Robert Johnson ‘Little Walter Big Joe Williams ‘Howling Wolf ‘Tom Waits’ 

MONA LIA

Mona Lia, a vocal ukulele duo. 

These two are the kind of musicians who enjoy a broad range of music genres. They love messing Around with their harmonies and trying out different sounds; thrashing it out in the funky fun genres of jazz, pop, R&B and folk. Monique and Lia enjoy exploring new songs and singing them to engage the audience.


Date: Friday 26 July
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Exeter Blues + Monalia + Mikey Green

The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence

Dust off your gowns and straighten out your ties - It's time again for The Wheaty's annual Midwinter Ball!

"Yacht Rock" is the theme, 8pm is the time, $25 is the deal. The night includes: a photobooth for frivolous fun, and hours of musical entertainment from DJ Captain Florence and Lucifer's Lounge!!

Tickets are limited and available NOW from OZTIX ($25 + BF) or from the front bar!

$30 on the door


We look forward to seeing you there!


Date: Saturday 27 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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The Wheaty's Mid-Winter 'YACHT ROCK' Ball - Featuring: Lucifers Lounge & DJ Captain Florence

A History of Early Blues Part 1 & 2

A History of Early Blues is the highly acclaimed sell-out Fringe show featuring multi-award winning blues guitarist and ‘one of the darlings of the Australian blues scene’ Cal Williams Jr, double-bass maestro Kory Horwood and blues percussionist Dom Smith.

This show will lead the audience through the early days of the Mississippi Delta blues travelling through the music of Son House, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Leadbelly, Charley Patton and more. In Part 1 of the show the trio will cover the pre-1930s Great Depression blues artists and Part 2 will explore post-Depression blues performed on a variety of old-time and modern instruments from cigarbox guitar, tea chest bass, ukulele, resonator and electric guitar.

Catch this show before it’s sell-out 2020 Fringe season!

“The effortless musicanship of this trio was in evidence from the get-go. Here are three World class musicians, all with strong stage presence, delivering a tight but free-flowing night of the most seminal music of our time. This is music at it’s best in one of the cosiest and most atmospheric venues in Adelaide. These guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem.*****” - Glam Adelaide

Date: Sunday 28 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
A History of Early Blues Part 1 & 2

Green Circles + The Hoverchords

A swirling mix of jangle, muscly pop and rock psych, Adelaide’s Green Circles have released four albums in Australia and comps in the UK and the USA. Join in as they bring their post-mod heavy freakbeat, garage, power pop energy to the Wheatie stage.

‘Green Circles have more hooks than a piranhas' mouth’-  Shindig Magazine

https://www.facebook.com/TheHoverchords/ 

Date: Friday 2 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Green Circles + The Hoverchords

Secondhand Book Sale!

The Wheaty's World Famous Secondhand Book Sale!

Loads of books to suit all persuasions; Including Australiana, novels, poetry, military, kids, kitch & more...

Come on in for a book or three, and stay for a beer

12 - 6PM in The Tin Shed

Date: Saturday 3 August
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
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 3 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 3 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
ADRD - GRAND FINAL - After party - featuring: Bad Jelly DJ's

Doctor DeSoto album launch + The Massey Ferguson Duo

Doctor DeSoto proudly unveils their new album ‘The Street Below’ – capturing the band’s much loved roots-pop and edge-of-town sound.

August 4 also marks six years to-the-day that Doctor DeSoto’s debut EP ‘Chills No More’ was launched at The Wheatsheaf! That’s double the reason to celebrate at this free entry show.

 A mainstay of the original music circuit since 2012, Doctor DeSoto unites song-writers Mikey Green (ARIA Award winners The Audreys), David Pagano (Gone To Earth), Mark Lockwood (The Milk), and Mel Horsman (Carla Lippis & The Martial Hearts, Highway 31).

"The music explores a range of contemporary styles, yet there is this pervading sense of nostalgia … this is a band that has the ability to encompass all the good things about the sounds of another era in rock and roll …. with instant likeability" - Wirra Creek Music

  The Massey Ferguson Duo features singer song-writer Rich Coldwell (Linus, Sun Theory) and Anthony Scott (Fruit, Sun Theory). Rich’s songs have been described as “worldly, wise narratives drawing you into these lives”, capturing an Americana/folk cosmos better than many born into it. Massey Ferguson recently released their self-titled album.

Date: Sunday 4 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto album launch + The Massey Ferguson Duo

COMA presents: Emerging Artists 2019

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.

 $15 ENTRY - MEMBERS $8

 

Date: Monday 5 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA presents: Emerging Artists 2019

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES - Featuring: LOUISE NICHOLAS + J V BIRCH + PAUL TURLEY + DYLAN ROWEN

NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: dominic.symes@adelaide.edu.au 
 
 
Date: Wednesday 7 August
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES - Featuring: LOUISE NICHOLAS + J V BIRCH + PAUL TURLEY + DYLAN ROWEN

SCALA - For Folks Sake - ALEXANDER BLACK EP launch + TALES + RYAN MARTIN JOHN

SCALA Live at the Wheaty - 'For Folk's sake' will be a night devoted to the celebration of the joyous but humble racket that is Folk music: A Post-Modern cathartic merriment through the vision of some of Adelaide's finest contemporary eclectic songwriters. Featuring the evocative dream-state songs of Ryan Martin John, the soft folk melodies and haunting vocal harmonies of Tales, and an homage (of sorts) to the City of Churches by salient singer-songwriter Alexander Black.


Come along and have a listen to some wonderful original artists in a great environment.

Doors open 7:30pm. Music 8pm. Entry is free to SCALA members, $8 for non-members.


Date: Thursday 8 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - For Folks Sake - ALEXANDER BLACK EP launch + TALES + RYAN MARTIN JOHN

Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits + Alana Jagt & The Monotremes

Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits

Hana & Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits meld brassy twang with delicate country and soul inflections, fronted by the smoky impassioned vocals of Hana Brenecki and the blistering lead guitar of Jess Zubkevych parading their seasoned band of Bad Habits, reinforcing the eclectic sound they’ve established as their own. On top of supporting international artists such as Jason Isbell, Eilen Jewell, and Sam Outlaw, they have performed at Aus Music Week, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Womadelaide, The Gumball, and supported Cold Chisel and Kasey Chambers at the Adelaide 500. They are back to play their favourite pub in Adelaide with new and old songs for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Alana Jagt & The Monotremes

Alana Jagt's dynamic, warmly-weathered voice has captivated audiences throughout her career. Her work blends indie pop and rock with moody alt-country and Motown groove. Backed by a cohort of South Australia’s finest musicians, she performs powerful, vocal-led solo affairs; playful trio shows; and with six-piece, twin-guitar rock band, The Monotremes.

$10 on the door


Date: Sunday 11 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Hana & Jessie-Lee's Bad Habits + Alana Jagt & The Monotremes

Jacob Diamond (WA) + Special guest

After a big start to the year travelling around the globe with Methyl Ethel, Jacob
Diamond is back on home soil for just a little bit. He was keen on a cute aussie tour so we thought “why the heck not?”.

Jacob’s spent a fair bit of time on festival stages from Australian Folk Festival to
Camp Doogs to Palm Creek Folk Festival as well as National support spots with
the likes of Stella Donnelly, Mama Kin and Finn Andrews. But it’s time for Jacob
to return to the venues he loves for some intimate shows across the country.
Stopping in at Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Margaret River and Perth; Jacob is taking some new songs on the road and bringing along some beloved mates to support.

Date: Thursday 15 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jacob Diamond (WA) + Special guest

ARBA Presents - Winter Blues with Pete Cornelius Band + Steve Gower

One off Adelaide show!

Pete Cornelius has been a working musician since the age of 13. He continues to expand his repertoire and impress his audience with his toneful guitar and soulful vocals. Pete’s style is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones. His authentic sound and original song writing is unique to Pete and does not disappoint. He is quite simply one of Australia's finest guitarists.

Pete and his band are a world class act!

http://www.petecornelius.com 

$30 ON THE DOOR IF AVAILABLE 

Date: Friday 16 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA Presents - Winter Blues with Pete Cornelius Band + Steve Gower

Nathan Cavaleri (NSW) + Dusty Lee

Much of the country was oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri led beyond prime-time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he'd toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt.

In 2010, Nathan's battle with insomnia and anxiety was witnesses by thousands when he blacked out on a festival stage. Struggling to regain his confidence and drive he stepped away from his art with the expectation of never returning. Whilst the performing came to a halt, his song writing developed a far deeper level of expression with a diverse range of influences. This love of music offered him a similar type of therapy it had when he battled leukaemia as a child. Motivated by his passion to play and write, he stared down the fear of live performance and determined that it was time to make a record.

His upcoming EP 'Demons' stretches beyond the traditional rock, blues and roots that Cavaleri is known for. The release of the first single 'Demons' marked his 6 year rise above mental health challenges and return to the stage. 'Rising Sun' is a track in which he pays tribute to the man that landed him his first record deal and tour at age 10, Jimmy Barnes, and is an emotive step from the profoundly beautiful title track.

This will be Nathan’s first solo release since he was signed to Michael Jackson’s label in 1994 and features songs that are a culmination of the diverse life Nathan has lived. B.B.King calling Nathan “the future of blues” is definitely an appropriate quote for how he has expanded beyond his roots.

“This time around, I wanted to express more than blues would allow. Each track throughout the writing and production process conformed to no specific genre and called upon an array of my favourite artists from J.J.Cale and B.B. King to Bowie, Lana Del Ray, and Mos Def.”

Cavaleri returns after playing sell out gigs up and down the East Coast in 2018, seeing him connect intimately with new and lifetime fans through both story and song. From how his love for music deepened during his battle with leukaemia as a kid, to a hilarious encounter with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant after playing to sixty thousand people in Zurich after Elton John. However, it's how he brings his experiences and songs into the present that gives audiences more than a shot of nostalgia.

$25 on the door


Date: Saturday 17 August
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Nathan Cavaleri (NSW) + Dusty Lee

Hugo Race (VIC) - FATALISTS - “TAKEN BY THE DREAM” ALBUM LAUNCH

Hugo Race, ex- Bad Seed and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his  “Fatalists” project.

 Never one to sit still, Race, follows his recent excursions into world electronica (Dirtmusic’s ‘Bu Bir Ruya’ and ‘Gemini 4’), 21st century blues (‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’) with  a selection of modern folk songs on his latest album, “Taken by a Dream”.

 The album is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace. Recorded in Sicily, Taken by The Dream is an album with a dark, nocturnal mood, characterised by pieces where the melodies, always tinged with a certain melancholic fatalism, float in textural and musical scores, crossing hypnotic rhythms with guitars of all kinds, sounds in reverse, organ, piano, keyboards and violins. 

 “(This is) a profound and intimate journey, accompanied by an experienced guide who investigates every dark corner of the human soul, an author who should not be missing in any respectable discography.” (Paolo Dordi, Rockerilla, Italy) 

 “Race puts into play his deep timbre, Sacri Cuori throw down their sure card of desert folk from another era and from the sowing of these arid lands are born ballads suspended in time.” (Luca Minutolo, Rumore, Italy) 

 “’24 Hours from Nowhere’ is darker than the darkest Walkabouts song, it’s a scorched earth vision... The songs sound magnificent, the instruments like blocks of grey tones, beautifully picked out, with plenty of room between them... Overall this is a dark Gothic piece that skillfully calls on Lee Hazelwood and Ennio Morricone to create a suite of songs that is beautifully constructed and breathlessly cinematic.” (David Cowling, Americana UK) 

 “In Australia, Hugo Race is present not only with his music which speaks for itself, but also with a book he has recently published, "Road Series", an autobiographical Road Novel. In it, he processes his travel experiences of the past 30 years - a mixture of Bruce Chatwin and Jack Kerouac. But despite the unexpected literary success, Hugo Race continues to make music. He needs songwriting as the air we breathe, he says.” (Carsten Beyer, Deutschlandradio Kultur)

 ‘Hugo Race’s ‘ Fatalists’. An atmosphere combining a David Lynch film with a Cormac McCarthy novel...’ (- Lost Highways, Italy) 

$25 on the door if available


Date: Sunday 18 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Hugo Race (VIC) - FATALISTS - “TAKEN BY THE DREAM” ALBUM LAUNCH

COMA - Mahagonny (BER, MEL, PER) + Spirograph Studies (MEL)

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.

 Tix - $15 - members $8

 

Date: Monday 19 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Mahagonny (BER, MEL, PER) + Spirograph Studies (MEL)

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT ONE

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.
The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au
Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

 HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019


Door Fee for All Heats:

 

  • $10 entry for non-SCALA members

  • FREE for SCALA members.

 

Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019
 

Door Fee for GF:

  • $15 entry for non-SCALA members

  • $8 for SCALA members

 The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 

Date: Thursday 22 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT ONE

Fiona Boyes (NSW)

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, bandleader, vocalist and songwriter. International reviewers reviewers have described her as a ‘musical anomaly’ and ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’!  

 A distinctive finger-picking and slide guitarist, Fiona’s soulful, authoritative style has earned her unprecedented recognition overseas as an Australian artist. Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, she has toured widely, performing at acoustic, guitar, jazz, and blues festivals, clubs and cultural centers in more than 20 countries. 

 Fiona’s new release ‘Voodoo in the Shadows’ follows two previous award-winning albums, ‘Box and Dice’ and ‘Professin’ the Blues’which, between them garnered 2015 & 2017 The Age Music Victoria Awards for Best Blues Album, the 2017 USA Blues Blast Award for Best Acoustic Album, and final four nominations in the USA Blues Music Awards for Best Album, Best Female Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and the Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Female Artist).  Fiona is the only Australian ever to be nominated for these awards, which are considered to be the Grammies of the Blues. 

 

Date: Friday 23 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fiona Boyes (NSW)

Glenn Skuthorpe + Alana Jagt

With six highly-regarded albums and music featured in movies and documentaries such as The Emu Runner and John Pilger’s Utopia, international touring singer-songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe is a powerful lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard.

A captivating performer, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs, Glenn has performed on stages big and small with some living legends including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle, TexPerkins, Kev Carmody, Archie Roach, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier. 

Following a string of highly successful tours (Byron Bay Blues Fest, Woodford, Cygnet, Calgary and Edmonton Folk Festivals), Glenn’s seventh album is on the way, sharing his journeys through an infusion of genres with vibes of dirty street blues to open plains and wide open skies.

‘Pulsing, thought-provoking contemporary roots music from a man who clearly cares deeply about his country and his craft. Every time one of Glenn’s songs finishes, I always want to hear another to find out what else he has to say about the world surrounding him. See My World is an apt title for the latest album from a musician who has an obvious talent for telling great stories, about subjects that matter, in memorable, well-written songs.’ Michael Park, The International Americana Music Show (USA)

‘Glenn’s strong and weather-beaten voice rings true…this man is a poet.’ Dave Steele (AUS)

$15 on the door

Date: Saturday 24 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $12
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Glenn Skuthorpe + Alana Jagt

COMA - Phoebe Green - ITI KE MI + Orphan of Kos

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.

 $15 ENTRY - MEMBERS $8


Date: Monday 26 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Phoebe Green - ITI KE MI + Orphan of Kos

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT TWO

SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers, and Lyricists Association. SCALA is a global songwriting organisation dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing songwriters, composers, and lyric writers of any style and genre no matter where they are in the world.
The Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) is a song competition encouraging the writing of new material to be showcased live and through the release of SCALA CDs and online downloads. Each year entries come from around Australia as well as the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Entries are now open via www.scala.org.au
Punters: Come along, vote and support songwriters each week presenting brand new songs. Finalists are selected by judges and an audience vote and will perform at the FOOM Grand Final event on 26 September 2019. Lots of prizes to be won!

 HEAT 1: Thursday 22 August 2019

HEAT 2: Thursday 29 August 2019

HEAT 3: Thursday 5 September 2019

HEAT 4: Thursday 12 September 2019

HEAT 5: Thursday 19 September 2019


Door Fee for All Heats:

 

  • $10 entry for non-SCALA members

  • FREE for SCALA members.

 

Grand Final: Thursday 26 September 2019
 

Door Fee for GF:

  • $15 entry for non-SCALA members

  • $8 for SCALA members

 The FOOM 2019 Grand Final is a ticketed event.Tickets will be made available from 5 September 2019 from www.scala.org.au 

 

Date: Thursday 29 August
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT TWO

The Reverend and Mrs Rowdy + Nobody's Sweethearts

Matching up two righteous local purveyors of swinging Americana to get the Wheaty jumping the last night of winter.

 The Rowdies – too folk for country, too rockabilly for jazz, too swingy for folk – plus the mighty pedal steel and fiddle Western Swing stomp of Nobody's Sweethearts.

 Taking the wheel of Hank Williams blue cadillac, bringing succour to tired sinners, reviving flagging spirits with classic honky tonk sounds, tasty harmonies, and a swingin’ gospel of drinkin’ dancin’ good-times.

www.facebook.com/nobodysweethearts 

Date: Saturday 31 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
The Reverend and Mrs Rowdy + Nobody's Sweethearts

Four Lions (VIC) + Sean Kemp

VICTORIAN roots rockers Four Lions started as a solo vehicle for Bendigo-based singer-songwriter Shann Lions in December 2014, after he emerged from an eight-year musical hiatus. 

He was joined by future members, guitarist Keith MacQueen and bassist Greg Perry, for the 2015 debut album Charing Cross, released on the band's own label Verse Chorus Verse.

The songs, chiefly written by Lions, channel his myriad musical heroes - from Wilco to Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty - to conjure up his own intoxicating cocktail of roots, rock, and alt-country, blended with the spirit of a kid who grew up in the Australian bush.

For 2016's follow-up Vahland, drummer/percussionist Gavan Moncrieff and keyboardist Stephen Briggs joined, completing the permanent line-up. New bassist Bradley Bradford came on board in early 2019.

 Four Lions set about cementing their position as one of central Victoria's most prolific and hardest-working bands, extensively touring in the region and releasing a swathe of singles and EPs.

Their third album, 2017's Golden Triangle, was written and recorded in the space of a weekend.

Four Lions released their fourth album, Hard Days, on May 1, 2019. It was Melbourne Herald Sun’s Album of the Week.


Date: Sunday 1 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Four Lions (VIC) + Sean Kemp