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

Little Wise & Loren Kate

LITTLE WISE

 This Melbourne-based folk and alt-country songstress is small in stature, but can tell a towering story with the wisdom of an old soul. Her voice is smooth, feminine and perfectly matched to her songs.

 Little Wise is proud to present her new single ‘Under Water’. The track is off her forthcoming album ‘Silver Birch’, to be released in November 2016.

 In conjunction with the release, Little Wise will present a stunning music video featuring a storm inside a house by award-winning indie filmmaker Caitlin Bryan.

 Little Wise has worked with production team MEJU; Megan Bernard and Aria-nominated producer Kalju Tonuma (Crowded House, Hunters and Collectors), to present her most mature and compelling work to date.

 The project is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia via MATCH funding, following Little Wise’s successful Pozible crowd funding campaign in March 2016.

 

 To celebrate the release, Little Wise is bringing her raw and uplifting brand of storytelling out on a multi-city solo tour.

 http://www.littlewise.com.au

 

LOREN KATE

 Quickly gaining a reputation as an utterly captivating performer and brilliant storyteller, Loren’s connection to her audience has left many with both joy and tears.

 Loren Kate has performed at many venues and festivals around the country including WOMADelaide, Nannup and Alice Desert Festival to name a few. She has performed alongside artists including Vika and Linda Bull, Tinpan Orange, Harry James Angus, Archie Roach, Mama Kin, Eric Bogle and international songwriters Kristina Olsen, Enda Kenny and Steve Poltz.

 After a successful crowd funding campaign where over id="mce_marker"6,000 was raised in 3 months from more than 220 fans, Loren recorded her third album ‘Moving On’ with producer, Paul McKercher (Augie March, Pete Murray, You am I, Sarah Blasko) in September 2013 and toured the country, delighting audiences with her heart-warming and intimate storytelling-style.

 The success of ‘Moving On’ includes extensive airplay on ABC Radio National’s ‘Inside Sleeve’, Triple J’s ‘Roots n’ All’ and a number one chart placement on AMRAP’s AirIT charts for 4 weeks running!

 Most recently Loren won the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery program, Australia’s most authentic grassroots talent development program for singer/songwriters. The win enabled Loren to record her new EP, 'Til Night Meets The Sun', produced by Glen Hannah.

http://www.lorenkate.com.au  

 

Date: Thursday 25 August
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Little Wise & Loren Kate

The Fiddle Chicks + Tim Moore

The Fiddle Chicks are Dee Trewartha and Emma Woolcock. With only their two fiddles, bass fiddle and stomp boxes they create a unique musical experience for audiences at Festivals and events throughout Australia.Their unique minimalist sound is strong, energetic and vital. From their inspiring originals to unique arrangements of songs from the rich heritage of folk music, The Fiddle Chicks have proven themselves to be one of SA’s most endearing and original acts. Their musical style ranges from Traditional Celtic, European, Gypsy, Blues and Roots and American Folk, but it is their original compositions and rich fiddle soundscapes which really shine through. 

You won't find another band quite like them.

- Proudly Supporting Oxfam Australia

Date: Friday 26 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Fiddle Chicks + Tim Moore

Billy The Tree + Little Miss

After a successful CD launch in June, singer songwriter extraordinaire, Billy The Tree is at it again with acoustic riffin’ guitar pickin’ and harmonica soloing a la Roots, Folk and Blues!! Featuring songs from his debut album ‘Last Of The Signing Peace Chiefs’ and his next project, Billy The Blue! 

Don’t miss Little Miss, a power posse of three. Sensational alternative folk/blues that will set your spirit free with Miranda’s strong wailing vocals!!

 


Date: Saturday 27 August
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Billy The Tree + Little Miss

Alison Coppe & The Janes + Coops & the Bird

Alison Coppe is an alt-country crooner and songwriter backed by The Janes, a red-hot band of Adelaide stalwarts, and together they deliver songs with poetic hearts and country minds. The South Australian landscape and the streets of Thebarton stage Coppe’s encounters with the suburbs and the sublime. Speaking of love and longing, and an obsession with the weather, Alison Coppe and The Janes will tell you stories you won’t forget.

 They are joined by Coops and the Bird for an evening of fine music and fine company. 

 
Date: Sunday 28 August
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Alison Coppe & The Janes + Coops & the Bird

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 1 - SPECIAL GUEST: JACK ROBINS

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 1 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 1 - SPECIAL GUEST: JACK ROBINS

Rob McDade + Andy Salvanos

Rob McDade ~ Guitar Wizard

Guitarist Composer Songwriter Multi-instrumentalist Performer

Adelaide solo musician Rob McDade has been described as a 'Guitar Wizard'. He wowed audiences as the opening act for the On the Verge concert at Elder Park during the 2007 Adelaide International Guitar Festival, sharing the bill with world-class guitarists Ed Kuepper, Kaki King, David Lindley and Vernon Reid. In 2009 he supported Pink Floyd Bassist, Guy Pratt at his Adelaide show; and he opened for world-class progressive rock band Unitopia in Adelaide in early 2010. In more recent years he has performed interstate, made further appearances in the Adelaide Guitar Festival, organised special concerts, as well as becoming a popular performer in cafés and restaurants, particularly in the southern vales and beaches region of Adelaide.

 Rob is a diverse performer. His music is very eclectic, with influences from all genres of music. Playing guitar and vocal folk-style numbers, multi-layered psychedelic epics, and electronic soundscapes, incorporating loads of improvisation and unearthly sounds, Rob's performance is sure to entertain anybody with a true love of musical expression and an appreciation of instrumental virtuosity.

A multi-award winning composer, Rob has provided music for several films, and has released a number of albums on CD and online, including the highly acclaimed TERRAFIRMA (2007).

https://vondade.wordpress.com/ 


Any Salvanos - Chapman Stick

Swedish-born Chapman Stick player Andy Salvanos bridges the gap between bass, fingerstyle guitar and new age piano; with a style described by one reviewer as "the sound of the world". He has performed at high profile festivals including Adelaide International Guitar Festival, the Adelaide Fringe, National Folk Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival, and is also a passionate street musician with an extensive list of corporate clients. Two of his albums, “Dream recall” (2011) and “Closer” (2007), have been nominated for international awards. While the instrument is largely unknown, Andy’s original music is based on heartfelt melodies and hypnotic grooves, making it inherently accessible to a large variety of audiences.

 www.andysalvanos.com 

 

Date: Friday 2 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Rob McDade + Andy Salvanos

Naomi Keyte & Band Single Launch + Banjo Jackson

Nearly three years after the release of her debut EP Edge of the Morning, Adelaide artist Naomi Keyte has just finished recording her first album with the incredible Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes / Little Lake Records). The album moves in a more dynamic direction and displays Keyte at her most powerful, perhaps because of the collaborative nature of the project. 

Naomi Keyte writes songs about people and places. Full of imagery, they are both intimate and arresting. “Keyte's work is far from simple. Her tracks are rich with ghostly harmonies which are layered and looped into deep and complex patterns with guitars, organs, glockenspiels and drums, giving the music an entrancing flow” AU Review. Keyte is known for her compelling live performances. She has performed with artists such as Darren Hanlon, Ainslie Wills, Open Swimmer, Nadia Reid and Laura Jean, and at Here’s to Now, Bus to the Big Trees and Latitude (UK) festivals.

Date: Saturday 3 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Naomi Keyte & Band Single Launch + Banjo Jackson

Jesse Deane-Freeman & the Rhythm Aces

Jesse Deane-Freeman and the Rhythm Aces began in the late 1980s at Mt Barker High School and started gigging professionally in the mid 1990s. From then til 2000 they performed six nights a week at Johnno's Blues Bar in Cairns and at times up to 14 gigs a week!
They supported Johnny Johnson, Teddy Morgan, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, Kirk Fletcher, Phil Emmanuel, Russel Morris, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and many more.
From 1996 to 2004 they released three albums and toured the east and south coasts before retiring around 2003.  Jesse has played in numerous bands during and since the Rhythm Aces but they continue to be the most requested and talked about line up so they've decided to revive the band starting with the fabulous Wheatsheaf hotel. 
 
Date: Sunday 4 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Jesse Deane-Freeman & the Rhythm Aces

COMA: Django Rowe + The Adub Trio

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 5 September
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Django Rowe + The Adub Trio

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 2 - SPECIAL GUEST: DAVID ROBINSON

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 8 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 2 - SPECIAL GUEST: DAVID ROBINSON

Velvet Moth + Georgia Fields (vic) Double Album Launch

On Friday 9 September, Melbourne's Georgia Fields teams up Adelaide's Velvet Moth for a DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH at The Wheatsheaf Hotel (Adelaide). Doors at 8:30pm - free entry.

Georgia Fields is celebrating the release of her highly anticipated second album ‘Astral Debris’ with a run of shows through August and September.
 http://georgiafields.com 



'Astral Debris' features a collaboration with acclaimed electronic producer Tim Shiel (Faux Pas; Bertie Blackman; Telling), a duet with art-pop melodist Phia, and the sweep and splendour of a live string section. Ambitious, boldly orchestrated and emotionally rich, the album heralds a newfound assuredness for the celebrated multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter.



Velvet Moth is on the cusp of their second release, with the highly imaginative working title of ‘Velvet Moth II’. After great reviews of their 2014 debut album, this new recording sees the band delve deeper into their brew of face-melting psychedelic grooves, space-warp jams, and hook-line 60s dance classics – all wrapped up in a velvet musical cocoon.

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/velvet-moth/you-make-me-feel



PLAYING TIMES:


Georgia Fields: 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Velvet Moth: 10.30pm to 11.30pm

Date: Friday 9 September
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
Velvet Moth + Georgia Fields (vic) Double Album Launch

Ville Karvonen (FINLAND) + Jess O'Neill

Ville Karvonen projects a beautifully soft, and confident honesty in his stage performances.  He established himself as a solo performer in Adelaide, busking in Rundle mall and playing gigs around town. Ville’s mystical northern roots come through in his songwriting style. He delivers his smooth, yet delicately brutal lyrics with husky vocals, while his guitar playing resonates with his great love of the blues.


Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ville Karvonen (FINLAND) + Jess O'Neill

Nigel Wearne + Cal Williams Jnr

Nigel Wearne is a folk/country singer-songwriter whose music has an intimate and poignant narrative. Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, his music melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt, Sun Kil Moon and Bob Dylan, he tells stories of mischievous bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has performed at various music festivals throughout Australia, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and the Queenscliff Music Festival. 

 In 2012, channelling his love for Americana, bluegrass and folk, he formed The Cast Iron Promises to record his third album Black Crow. With a timeless string-band sound, featuring mandolin, fiddle and double bass, The Cast Iron Promises brought new life to his music. Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone Magazine and a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards. After touring and performing at numerous festivals with The Cast Iron Promises, he’s returned to his roots as a solo performer beginning a new chapter of reflective song writing.

 With frayed poetic edges and honest grit, Wearne is “one of Australia's emerging songwriters” (Tone Deaf) and has “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” (Beat Magazine). Recorded at Mixmasters Studios (Adelaide) by Mick Wordley (Jeff Lang, Chris Whitley, Archie Roach, The Waifs), Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. With intricate finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo and piano, Drawing Circles explores the dark corners of creativity, irregular swells of life and the circles of our existence. 

Date: Sunday 11 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nigel Wearne + Cal Williams Jnr

COMA: Mulder/Pulford Nonet

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 12 September
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA: Mulder/Pulford Nonet

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 3 - SPECIAL GUEST: PAULA STANDING

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 15 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 3 - SPECIAL GUEST: PAULA STANDING

Slime Dime (VIC) CD Launch

Slim Dime are an acoustic folk duo. Their music is contemporary and urban, but woven through with the simplicity and space of old time mountain music. Listen close: you can hear fog soaked valleys, mountain ash forests and the grit of gravel road.

Using minimal arrangements - acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, banjo and vocals, they make a sound that is all bare bones and emotional complexity.            Jen Land’s voice tells stories with nuance and emotion. Chris Taylor’s playing is intelligent and idiosyncratic. The songs talk of lives lived and lessons learned, of sorrows and of loss, but there is redemption too, and even joy.

Date: Friday 16 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Slime Dime (VIC) CD Launch

Rowena Wise (VIC) Album Tour + Aaron Thomas

"Award-winning Melbourne songstress Rowena Wise has grown up with music, touring nationally and internationally from a young age in the Wise Family Band. In the vein of Feist, she lays pop-infused melodies, and rich, quirky conversational lyrics onto a sparse folk canvas.
 
Wise’s debut album was recorded by acclaimed indie producer Nick Huggins after the project snowballed with a successful crowd-funding campaign early 2015. The songs draw from rich poeticism and stark imagery, over distinctive melodies, pop hooks and warm, multilayered acoustic instrumentation.

 Following the ‘Then We Met’ single tour in April, Wise’s album releases on September 10th followed by a national tour with her trio band comprised of Zac Barter (Canary) and Finn Bennet (Officer Parrot). The trio drives a compelling set with stellar arrangements of Wise's songs on double bass, accordion, ukulele and striking three part vocal harmonies.

 “Wise has a voice that can caress you in one breath and carve you apart in the next... The power of her expression is outstanding.” – Brag Magazine, Sydney

 "A voice like K. D. Lang’s...Rowena’s mixed bag of original songs was a haven for poignant lyrics and pure, charming melodies." - AAA Backstage, Brisbane

 "Ascendant indie-folk songstress Rowena Wise is on an unassailable upwards climb right now..."- themusic.com.au

Date: Saturday 17 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Rowena Wise (VIC) Album Tour + Aaron Thomas

Don Morrison's Raging Thirst Album Launch

Record launch lucky thirteen!

This show at the Wheaty will celebrate Don’s eighth release since 2002 and his thirteenth in a career that started way back in the late ‘70s.
A songwriter, singer, guitarist, story teller and guitar maker, Don 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 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 Bridgetown to Byron Bay, 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, The Ghetto Blasters, The Elmores, The Lonely Cosmonauts and now 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 is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever. On this CD, Fly Away, Don is joined by his two sons, Eddie on bass and Jake on lead guitar and Hammond organ and long time ally, Andy Przygonski who are all members of  Raging Thirst.


Date: Sunday 18 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison's Raging Thirst Album Launch

COMA: Pat Thiele "Old Mates"

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 19 September
Time: 7.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: Pat Thiele "Old Mates"

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 4 - SPECIAL GUEST: MEL PIER

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 22 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 4 - SPECIAL GUEST: MEL PIER

Liz Stringer Album Tour + Claire Anne Taylor

Melbourne’s Liz Stringer is launching her stunning new full-length album, “All The Bridges”, with a full band at The Wheasheaf Hotel on Friday 23rd September
 
With acclaimed producer/engineer Adam Selzer at the helm (The Decemberists, Jolie Holland, Fleet Foxes, M Ward), All The Bridges was recorded over 8 days in July 2015 at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, Oregon, USA. The result is a vibrant and assured album, playing tribute to the new West Coast and Americana sound while staying true to Stringer’s roots; telling the common story of the simple soul through folk and rock and roll, layered with bold electric guitars and rich background vocals.

Liz has garnered a reputation as being one of Australia’s most respected and critically acclaimed songwriters and performers. A passionate advocate of independent music and extensive regional touring, she has become a favourite among punters across Australia for her generous and engaging stage demeanour and her skill as a storyteller. As Mick Thomas puts it, “Her performance is as intense as it is personable, as profane as it is sacred”.


Date: Friday 23 September
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Liz Stringer Album Tour + Claire Anne Taylor

Show for Emma's Violin

Emma Woolcock , much loved performer, recording artist and composer , had her violin stolen....

 ....Emma needs a new violin.
 
This show is by musicians who have worked with Emma over the years. Money from the door will help Emma get a replacement instrument worthy of her playing.
 
Dylan Woolcock,
Dee Trewartha (Fiddle Chick)
Eric Bogle,
Pete Wilson
Brenton Manser
Soursob Bob + Snooks la Vie
Blossom and the Doctor.
 
Date: Saturday 24 September
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
Tickets at the door
Show for Emma's Violin

Fleur Green & The Keepers + Aaron Thomas

Fleur Green

Fleur is a classically trained pianist, violinist, percussionist and singer/songwriter. She comes from a musical family and has a versatile approach to her work. Her training as a classical percussionist is evident in her unique arrangements and live performance in which she self accompanies her songs with 4-mallet vibraphone technique, as well as piano accompaniments. She has a diverse range of influences from Bach, Regina Spektor, Mondo Cane, to Robin the Frog.

 

Fleur Green and The Keepers

Fleur Green and The Keepers are a local Adelaide band that performs original songs by unique singer/songwriter Fleur Green who accompanies her voice with 4-mallet vibraphone and piano. The inimitable Jarrad Payne (drums and voice) and powerfully energetic Flik Freeman (bass and voice) assist with arranging.

This band draws on The Dresden Dolls, Regina Spektor and The Beatles in an alternative cabaret/pop/rock idiom.

Date: Sunday 25 September
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Fleur Green & The Keepers + Aaron Thomas

SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 5 - with SPECIAL GUESTS

Few 29 year-olds can claim they’ve spent their years immersed in some serious musical talent but SA’s longest running original music organisation; the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association (SCALA) have done it week after unfailing week for almost 3 decades.

 SCALA is a volunteer led, membership based organisation that continues to promote and encourage the creation of original music of all genres through events, the Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) song competition and an annual SCALA CD release.

Date: Thursday 29 September
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $7
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FOOM SONG COMPETITION - HEAT 5 - with SPECIAL GUESTS

Melody Pool & Peter Bibby

MELODY POOL

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

http://melodypool.com.au

 

PETER BIBBY

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

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

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

spinningtopmusic.com/pages/peter-bibby

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

The Wilson Pickers + Emily Davis

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

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

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

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


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