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

Carus Thompson (VIC) Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch

Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns with his 7th studioalbum Shakespeare Avenue and a national launch tour.

 A genuine troubadour, Thompson is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, touring the world as an independent artist with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio and two live albums.  And with 2017’s Island, the critical plaudits flowed – a WAM Song of the Year, a finalist in the International SongwritingCompetition, and high rotation on Double J.

 For the recording of Shakespeare Avenue, Thompson moved his family to the South-West of England, to immerse himself in folk traditions and to write and record with a new approach. His narrative, character based emotive songs have long earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellencamp, however this time there is also a distinct Richard Thompson, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Anglo-Cetlic Edge. 

 Part of the lure of England was Thompson’s connection to Folk star Seth Lakeman(who has spent the last two years touring the world with Robert Plant) and his Mercury nominated producer brother Sean Lakeman. These two, alongside Sean’s partner Kathryn Roberts are a “virtual folk dynasty” – highly respected on the international folk scene. 

Sean produced Shakespeare Avenue, and the entire trio feature on the record - lending their considerable musicianship and heavyweight folk expertise. The connection with them, together with the move to England has paid dividends, resulting in Thompson’s most artistically direct to date. 

 A renowned live performer, Thompson will deliver these new songs as well as old over a special two set show, all with the energy and passion that has made him one of Australia’s favourite acoustic artists.

 

 

Date: Friday 15 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Carus Thompson (VIC) Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch

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

The Wheaty Guitar Expo

The Wheaty Guitar Expo is an exciting artisan showcase featuring a selection of the best South Australian guitar makers.

This interactive exhibition will include guitar demonstrations and live performances of these amazing hand-made instruments. This is a rare opportunity to meet the SA guitar builders who are ranked among the best in the world.

Exhibitors include Donmo Guitars, AliKat Guitars, Native Valley Cigarbox Guitars, Fretco Guitars, Sound Garage Guitars, Snowden Guitars, Moosejaw Bottleneck Slides, The Guitar Amnesty and The Geetar Bookshop. 


Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Wheaty Guitar Expo

The Chards + Nikko & Snooks

Due for release in early 2020 Paul Irving and the Chards present a “Special Preview” of the forthcoming Album, "Ride On”, in its entirety. Supported by friends, Nikko & Snooks. 

“Ride On is a collection of original songs written by Adelaide songwriter Paul Irving and recorded with his band The Chards, over several years. 

 Paul has immersed himself deeply in the lexicon of contemporary rock, pop and country from the past 30-odd years, His craftsmanship, taking and mixing familiar elements into new, catchy, powerful songs that feel like they were always meant to be there and it’s obvious it’s all been a deeply-felt labour of love, Irving and the Chards’ sense of drama and dynamics propelling it along. 

 All up, this is one of the strongest debut albums in the classic sense you’ll hear from anybody anywhere.” - Michael Smith Rhythms Magazine

$20 on the door

Date: Saturday 16 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
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The Chards + Nikko & Snooks

Ripley Anderson Album Launch

Vitamin D is the debut album for Ripley Anderson, bringing to the stage an enthralling live show of guitar, percussion, piano and samples. Anderson is undeniably one of Australia’s most underrated vocalists, with an honesty and tone that will have you gripped to every word. This live show is five years in the making - it’s simply one not to be missed.

Ripley cites a broad array of influences including Arctic Monkeys, DMA’S, The Shins, Broken Bells, Beck, Vance Joy, LCD Sound System and Alt-J.
Vitamin D is a raw vision into suburban life with flecks of hope and love. All music and instrumentation has been created solely by Anderson, with exception on one track Harpers song which was created with Melbourne-based producer Pip Norman. 
 
Date: Sunday 17 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ripley Anderson Album Launch

COMA - Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway! + Coma’s Featured Composer!

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 18 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Yeahyeahabsolutelynoway! + Coma’s Featured Composer!

SCALA - Live special event - Jane & Robert Childs AMC SA Hall Of Fame Induction night & CD launch

 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.

$15 on the door - Members free

Date: Thursday 21 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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SCALA - Live special event - Jane & Robert Childs AMC SA Hall Of Fame Induction night & CD launch

The Woodland Hunters (VIC) + The Wrong Road

The Woodland Hunters are a guitar band from Melbourne, Australia. Two members also play in flower punk outfit The Sand Pebbles. They have released an EP So Far to Travel, So Far to Go in 2015, their debut album Let’s Fall Apart in 2016 and launched their latest album The Thoughts of Chairman Jim in early 2019. All recordings have been produced by Shane O’Mara at his legendary Yikesville studio.
 
3MDR’s Sebastian Gerber says of Chairman Jim: ‘The Woodland Hunters have just quietly made the album of the year. With dense layers of sound and world-class musicianship immaculately produced by Shane O’Mara, the band turns on a dime around twists of psych, blues, twang and gritty rock’n’roll riffage without missing a beat…’
 
 
 
The Wrong Road create and play indi music mainly focused on the (seemingly) inevitable wrong roads we all take now and then. Tender ballads, fuzzed out bangers, some steaming funk and an alt country influence are all part of the journey at a Wrong Road show.
We’ve been told we sound like a mix between The Pixies and Paul Kelly - thanks Goldstein!
Date: Friday 22 November
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Woodland Hunters (VIC) + The Wrong Road

Jam Blown - GLASS SALE!

Jam Blown glass all stars. Hand made prototypes and seconds from established and emerging hot glass artists based at The Jamfactory’s studios . 

 12-3PM

Date: Saturday 23 November
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
Jam Blown - GLASS SALE!

Lucie Thorne (VIC) 'Kitty & Frank' Album Launch + The Yearlings

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit Frank Gardiner. 

In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Inhabiting a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, via Grimes and Alice Coltrane, Kitty & Frank spans a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia's finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude. 

 Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album's release - and for this Adeliade show she'll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) Alice Williams (bass & harmonies). 

 “Thorne conjures a simple narrative flow that, like a Raymond Carver story, transforms everyday life into high art” (Canberra Times)

Date: Saturday 23 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $19
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 Lucie Thorne (VIC) 'Kitty & Frank' Album Launch + The Yearlings

Cal Williams Jr Official Band Launch - Gray Moose

"Cal Williams Jr is musically a phenomenon. His unique, impeccable guitar style and singing are exceptional. From the first quick fingerpicking, Williams’ sublime guitar style is striking, with his voice sounding high and heavenly." - Rootstime Magazine, Belgium
 
Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, will be officially launching his new trio 'Gray Moose' featuring double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed blues percussionist Dom Smith. 
 
Cal combines the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful.
 
Blues Blast Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”.
 
Cal was recently awarded the ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards.
 
$18 ON THE DOOR
 
Date: Sunday 24 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Cal Williams Jr Official Band Launch - Gray Moose

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas....

 Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU - possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album's iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

 Special guest for most of the shows will be fast rising Adelaide singer songwriter Alana Jagt. 

$30 ON THE DOOR


Date: Friday 29 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Wishing You a Coldwater Christmas....

 Christmas is here as Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission head off ‘round the country in support of Coldwater DFU - possibly the only record to be released in graphic novel form (Coldwater Chronicles). There’s a new full animated film clip and radio edit single of the album's iconic track Anything You Recognise, a brand new covers bootleg album Bipolar Request and a rocking new band lineup featuring alt-country songstress Brooke Russell and bass maestro Ben Franz (on sabbatical from the Waifs) along side long time cohorts Dave Folley (Tex Perkins, Archie Roach) and Squeezebox Wally.

 Special guest for most of the shows will be fast rising Adelaide singer songwriter Alana Jagt. 

$30 ON THE DOOR


Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission

Zephestival - Zephyr Quartet’s 20th Birthday Party

A celebration, and an opportunity for us to say thanks &

the launch of a new Wheaty/Zephyr Quartet collaboratively brewed birthday beer.

Zephyr Quartet are Australia’s leading genre-defying explorers of dynamic cross-artform music-focused collaborations, an award winning string ensemble whose musicians compose, arrange and improvise. This unique skill set together with Zephyr's open-minded approach allows them to skilfully traverse musical worlds and gives the quartet its own distinct voice.

 A firm believer in the power of the string quartet as a medium to communicate and explore complex relationships between society and art, Zephyr has achieved an enviable reputation for artistic excellence, innovation and audience development as well as for being ‘arguably Australia’s most lateral thinking and inventive ensemble’ (Music Australia). 

Date: Sunday 1 December
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Zephestival - Zephyr Quartet’s 20th Birthday Party

Zephestival - Zephyr Quartet’s 20th Birthday Party

A celebration, and an opportunity for us to say thanks &

the launch of a new Wheaty/Zephyr Quartet collaboratively brewed birthday beer.

Zephyr Quartet are Australia’s leading genre-defying explorers of dynamic cross-artform music-focused collaborations, an award winning string ensemble whose musicians compose, arrange and improvise. This unique skill set together with Zephyr's open-minded approach allows them to skilfully traverse musical worlds and gives the quartet its own distinct voice.

 A firm believer in the power of the string quartet as a medium to communicate and explore complex relationships between society and art, Zephyr has achieved an enviable reputation for artistic excellence, innovation and audience development as well as for being ‘arguably Australia’s most lateral thinking and inventive ensemble’ (Music Australia). 

Date: Sunday 1 December
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Zephestival - Zephyr Quartet’s 20th Birthday Party

COMA - Elder Music Lab + Tempus Fugit

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 2 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Elder Music Lab + Tempus Fugit

NO WAVE POETRY READINGS - Featuring: Jessica Alice, Aidan Coleman, Lidija Simkute & Alex Sutcliffe


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: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
 
Date: Wednesday 4 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE POETRY READINGS - Featuring: Jessica Alice, Aidan Coleman, Lidija Simkute & Alex Sutcliffe

SCALA - Vonda Last + Déjà vu Again + Special Spotlight Acts

 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 5 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Vonda Last + Déjà vu Again + Special Spotlight Acts

The Streamliners Album Launch + Ben Ford-Davies

Launching their brand new CD "Kicking back the Blues" on the night, which has just won "2019 Best Blues Album" at the ARBA Awards, the band will be featuring songs from the album and are also delighted to have special guest Ben Ford Davies join them on stage both as a solo artist and for some jamming at the end of the night.

Both artists have come back from Memphis this year and have plenty of stories and musical energy to share on what plans to be a magical and special one only performance.

Not to be missed!!

$15 entry - $25 with CD

Date: Friday 6 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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The Streamliners Album Launch + Ben Ford-Davies

End of Year Ceramics and Glass Sale

The Wheaty's Ceramics and Glass Sale is back!

Perfect for your Chrissie shopping needs, the sale features works by some of Adelaide's best makers...

The iconic Wheatsheaf ceramic and glass sale is on again with Jamfactory trained old and new makers . 

Grab a bargain, get a beverage and say g'day from 12 - 3pm in the Tin Shed!

Date: Saturday 7 December
Time: 12.00 PM
Cost: $0
End of Year Ceramics and Glass Sale

Ben Salter (VIC) Album Launch + Cookie Baker

Lock up your PlayStations and hide your Antiques Roadshow DVDs Adelaide, because Australia's third favourite adult entertainment icon Ben Salter is returning to The Wheatsheaf on a sultry Saturday night in December. He will be launching his fourth solo album, "The Mythic Plane", which he is releasing himself. It's a collection of twelve songs concerning the nature of reality and such, recorded mostly in a rather haphazard fashion by Salter himself, with a little help from a few choice collaborators. It's another esoteric entry into the already arcane catalogue of one of Australia's most unique performers.  
 
Salter has performed across Australia and the world for the past twenty years, both solo and as a member of a number of acclaimed ensembles including The Gin Club, Giants of Science and The Wilson Pickers. He has collaborated and performed with some of the best songwriters in the country including Tim Rogers, Marlon Williams, Liz Stringer, Mick Thomas, Bernard Fanning, Gareth Liddiard, Kirin Callinan as well touring with international artists such as Cat Power, Counting Crows and Built To Spill. 
 
$20 on the door
 
Date: Saturday 7 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $17
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Ben Salter (VIC) Album Launch + Cookie Baker

PlanB

Adelaide’s own globe-trotting troubadours, PlanB, return to the Wheaty for the official South Australian launch of the band’s vinyl 10” EP, Four On The Floor.’

“Lazy Sunday Afternoon 2” promises to be yet another full house - get there early to bear witness to more than two hours of PlanB’s melodic and very danceable sounds. 

PlanB’s infrequent local performances are not to be missed events, so come along and catch the band in one of Adelaide’s premier live venues before they head off overseas again! 

Copies of the band’s latest vinyl release will be available for purchase at the venue together with a host of other PlanB merchandise, to ensure you always have a PlanB for every situation…


Date: Sunday 8 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
PlanB

Charm of Finches (VIC) Album Tour + Loren Kate

Award-winning Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches launch their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Your Company’.

A genre-defying album born of turbulence and grief, the sisters' songwriting explore themes of love and loss, a melancholia made sublimely beautiful by the duo’s compellingly ethereal vocal harmonies and spacious string arrangements.

Chamber folk at it’s most intimate, Charm of Finches are touring across the country to celebrate this stunning album.

“folk purity…affecting and emotional” The Music


Loren Kate 

An utterly captivating performer. Loren Kate’s angelic voice, evocative guitar playing and delicate storytelling are delivered with rare humour and grace that is both humbling and inspiring. 

"One of the most emotionally divine singer-songwriters in the universe, she can crack you open and expose your rawness then wrap you back up so you can leave safe and warm. She, Loren Kate, is a special one." Phaedra Watts, Nannup Music Festival

Date: Friday 13 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Charm of Finches (VIC) Album Tour + Loren Kate

Give Us A Song - A Gig for Friends In Need

When you get very sick, or need surgery, and you're an artist who works for yourself, life can get very tough. Our much-loved musician friends Dee and Kate are two such artists. Kate has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and Dee is currently waiting on crucial corrective eye surgery.
Let's get together on December 14th at the Wheaty to raise money to help two of our friends get back on their feet. Featuring Soursob Bob, Pete Wilson, Luker & Woolcock, Tristan Louth-Robins, Kitchen Witch (acoustic) and Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes. 
A great arvo of acoustic music for a great cause.

2-5PM 

Tickets $15/$12 Concession ON THE DOOR

Kids Free.



Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Give Us A Song - A Gig for Friends In Need

Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

Nick Pennington is a New York City-based guitarist and composer, hailing from Adelaide, South Australia. Starting his career as a professional musician in 2012, Nick soon became a fixture on the Adelaide jazz scene, performing regularly as a sideman at several venues with varying groups. During this time, Nick completed an Honours degree in Jazz Performance at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, graduating with first class Honours in 2016 under the mentorship of renowned Australian jazz guitarist, James Muller. For his achievements in his studies, Nick was awarded several coveted awards, notably the ‘Tommy Norman Jazz Guitar Award’ in 2014 and the award for ‘Most Outstanding Graduate’ in 2015. Nick was the recipient of the prestigious James Morrison Scholarship in 2015, which helped to fund his debut album, As It Was, recorded in 2016. In 2017, Nick relocated to New York City to complete a Master's degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music (conferred in May 2019). A co-recipient of Helpmann Academy’s Fellowship Award in 2018, Nick engaged in a mentorship with Dutch guitarist and composer Reinier Baas and presented a collaborative compositional work for a large ensemble. As a performer Nick has shared the stage with several jazz luminaries such as Ted Piltzecker, James Muller, John Beasely, Billy Childs. He currently performs Jazz and improvised music in the NYC area, all the while composing original music for his own groups and projects.

 

Hailing from Adelaide, William Jack is a London cellist/guitarist/composer who explores multiple genres and styles of performing. As a crossover cellist, he has toured Malaysia and performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House and Australia Day Circular Quay. As a chamber musician, he has worked with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and was selected by the Sydney Conservatorium to attend ESTIVO in Italy. William studied abroad in Vienna at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. As an orchestral player, he was a member of the Webern Symphony Orchestra and performed at the Vienna Kozerthaus, ORF RadioKulturhaus and the Musikverein Golden Hall. William performed twice as a jazz soloist and guest with orchestra at the International Cello Festival in Rutesheim. He studied in the class of Maria Sellner, Georg Pedersen and Janis Laurs plus received guidance from Giovanni Sollima, David Geringas, Thomas Demenga, Stephan Braun, Wen-Sinn Yang and Natalie Clein. William performs on a German 'Schnabl' cello.

 

Date: Saturday 14 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nick Pennington (NYC) + William Jack (LDN) + Special Guests

Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry (NSW)

Woman Enough is a show that celebrates the achievements of women in the Australian music industry, an intimate and up close soirée featuring some of the countries best songwriting talents.

Touring around Australia this year, the Adelaide show is bigger and better than anything Woman Enough has bought you yet, its going ELECTRIC! Featuring Melody Moko, Natalie Henry, and one of Australias biggest names in Americana music, Catherine Britt.

$20 on the door

Date: Sunday 15 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Women Enough - Featuring: Melody Moko (NSW/SA) + Catherine Britt (NSW) + Natalie Henry  (NSW)

COMA - Coma Benefit Night!

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 16 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Coma Benefit Night!

SCALA - Paula Standing + Emma Jayne + Special Spotlight Acts

 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 19 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Paula Standing + Emma Jayne + Special Spotlight Acts

This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Award winning pop rock duo, This Way North and their best mates, Tuck Shop Ladies, takeoff in search of a good vegan, gluten free chico roll. This tour will be like the Tour De France, but better because there's no bicycles, it's not just for men and there will be lots of bloody great music.

https://www.facebook.com/tuckshopladies/ 


Date: Friday 20 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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This Way North (VIC) + Tuck Shop Ladies (VIC)

Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

As is expected, given it’s Xmas, Adam Page, given it’s Xmas, has pulled together a band of merry musicians, given it’s Xmas, to put on a Xmas show, given it’s Xmas, featuring Xmas carols, given it’s Xmas, as you’ve never heard them.

Given it’s Xmas, you’ll be filled with cheer and joy at the very Xmasness, given it’s Xmas, of the gratuitous use of sleigh bells, given it’s Xmas, and  Egg Noggy undertones, given it’s Xmas, of the selected ‘Holiday Repertoire’, given, after all, it’s Xmas. 

Featuring:

Adam Page - saxes
Paul White - organ
Django Rowe - guitar
Craig Lauritsen - drums and sleigh bells
 
Date: Saturday 21 December
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Adam Page & The Sanity Clause

The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

"The Yearlings were coming up to the top of their set in the gloaming chill and they sounded very different.

Rob Chalklen had let the steeltrap precision of the old Martin dreadnought go to return to the softer wood and honeyed sweetness of a big old Gibson, whilst in the US tour Parks found a vintage Gibson archtop with voodoo wiring that replaces the old honey fuzz of the Danelectro with pure golden syrup. Parks is wallowing! Shit it's sweeeet. They're so sweet. The Yearlings just changed gear. I wonder who their new songs will be? Can't wait.

And I must reiterate: I reckon Rob's as good as rhythm guitarists get anywhere on Earth. She plays like a geological epoch. Masterly. Not even going near that haunting voice. Which only haunts when we need haunting. Love youse." - Philip White
 
Date: Sunday 22 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

You know by now The Young and the Wrestlers like nothing more than banging out some phat tunes and mixing it up with no holds barred grappling action, but did you also know they LOVE Xmas.

Some say one gets more joy from giving than receiving, well they don’t so to make you joyous come along and shower them with gifts! You can keep your Myrrh but, that stuff stinks! Some fantastic Merch available for you last minute Xmas shoppers.


Date: Tuesday 24 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Young & the Wrestlers tackle Xmas!

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

Adelaide based musical legend Don Morrison has been playing for 40 years and done gigs From Perth to Penrith, Bridgetown to Byron Bay and from Sydney to San Antonio.  He’s released fifteen albums of his own original songs and even written a book about it!

Now he has teamed up with his two amazingly talented sons, Eddie and Jake Morrison. Jake on guitar and Eddie on double bass and, together with Andy Przygonski on drums to form Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst. This combination brings a unique blend of original, entertaining and insightful songs with superb musicianship and a tightness that only family bands can achieve.

Date: Sunday 29 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst

NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

Dust off your sequins, iron your electric blue rayon shirts and get ready to ring in the new year with a live disco extravaganza the likes of which you've never seen.

Max Savage and the band & The She-Gees will bring home 2019 with music for dancing, big hair and long nails.

FREE ENTRY! 8pm - 1am



Date: Tuesday 31 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
NEW YEAR'S EVE DISCO PTY! Featuring: Max Savage, The She-Gees and some very special guests

Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena

Adelaide Reclink Championship Cricket was an idea founded by Sean Kemp, head coach of the Adelaide Reclink Community Cup for the past five years.After never missing a training, game or event it was time to hang the boots up and pick up a cricket ball!

Sean loves raising money for Reclink Australia and this new event will assist Reclink programmes to improve lives and well being to those doing it tough. 

Match : first ever SA Reclink cricket match 
 
Sealions v Seagulls 
 
Adelaide Lutheran North East Oval
 
Time : 12pm - 5pm 
 
Date: Saturday 11 January
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Reclink Championship Cricket After Party - Featuring: Ollie English & Silena