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

Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

'Happy Sad' is a musical homage to one of America's greatest songwriters as performed by the highly acclaimed quartet of Michael Kirkham, Cal Williams Jr, Andy Pill and Dom Smith. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and emotive songs and stories of Tim Buckley including Song to the Siren, Buzzin' Fly, Dolphins and more. A must-see show!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Friday 28 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Multi award winning musician Adam Page embarks on yet another ground-breaking show with an exploration in sound using, as the title suggests, 4 saxophones and a beat machine. Stepping away from the usual improvised performance Page is renowned for, this new show comprises largely of composed pieces for one man, the saxophone family... and a beat machine!

Winner of BEST MUSIC at the 2017 & 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe and BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2016 and 2017 South Australian Music Awards, this is a must see show for music lovers of all ages.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness" Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Friday 28 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

Blowing raspberries, snorting, singing in languages not yet discovered - all of these sounds and MUCH MORE can be used to create the most amazingest and incrediblent symphonies of sound YOU'VE EVER HEARD! Join award winning looping artist Adam Page on a whirlwind exploration of music created by recording sounds from himself AND the audience!

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away". - Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ - Three Weeks, Edinburgh.


TIX - $15/12 CHILD $10 


Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

'Happy Sad' is a musical homage to one of America's greatest songwriters as performed by the highly acclaimed quartet of Michael Kirkham, Cal Williams Jr, Andy Pill and Dom Smith. Immerse yourself in the beautiful and emotive songs and stories of Tim Buckley including Song to the Siren, Buzzin' Fly, Dolphins and more. A must-see show!

TIX - $25/23

Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Happy Sad - Songs of Tim Buckley

Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

Multi award winning musician Adam Page embarks on yet another ground-breaking show with an exploration in sound using, as the title suggests, 4 saxophones and a beat machine. Stepping away from the usual improvised performance Page is renowned for, this new show comprises largely of composed pieces for one man, the saxophone family... and a beat machine!

Winner of BEST MUSIC at the 2017 & 2011 Adelaide Fringe, 2016 Melbourne Fringe, 2009 New Zealand Fringe and BEST JAZZ ARTIST at the 2016 and 2017 South Australian Music Awards, this is a must see show for music lovers of all ages.

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness" Tim Minchin.

★★★★★ Three Weeks, Edinburgh.

TIX - $20/15 CHILD $10


Date: Saturday 29 February
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Adam Page - 4 Saxophones and a Beat Machine

A History of Early Blues Part 1

Travel back to the pre-Depression blues era and discover pioneer blues musicians Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and more and join this multi-award winning blues trio as they pay homage to the early blues. A must-see show!

★★★★★ "These three guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.
★★★★★ "Sensational" RIU.

A History of Early Blues is an amazing performance that is equal parts music and blues history that is ably told by award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith. This show has sold-out the last five years of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so book early to get your ticket!

 

TIX $25/23

Date: Sunday 1 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues Part 1

A History of Early Blues Part 2

Explore the songs and stories that make up the post-Depression blues era with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Blues Trio and discover the raw energy of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis and more in this five-star dynamic and interactive show.

"Exceptional Musicianship" Kryzstoff Raw.
"Music at it's best" GlamAdelaide.

Part music performance, part history lesson, 'A History of Early Blues' is the sell-out fringe sensation that has won five-stars in each of the five years it has been running. Join award-winning blues guitarist and songwriter Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith and they journey through the early delta blues! Book early as this show will sell-out!

Tix - $25/23

Date: Sunday 1 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
A History of Early Blues Part 2

COMA - Steve Barry 'Blueprints' Trio (SYD) + Leitmotiv Limbo

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 2 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Steve Barry 'Blueprints' Trio (SYD) + Leitmotiv Limbo

Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Tarantino is the creepy uncle that Mike, Dave and Dave never had. When our own basic parents were trying to get us into cheesy pop, Tarantino put us on the straight and narrow with an eclectic mix of A-grade B-sides. We will explore the director's cracker music taste with covers from Dusty Springfield, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale and many more.

TIX - $18


Date: Wednesday 4 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Sun Songs

Two great singers Louis King (Melbourne) and Pat Powell (Sydney) backed by an all-star blues band celebrate the music of legendary Memphis label Sun Records whose founder Sam Phillips recorded black artists when no-one else would.


 The Jamaican and the Scot will alternate presenting the black and white of Sun Records, performing fiery, toe-tapping renditions of the best of Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, B B King, Elvis Presley, Little Walter and more including Mystery Train, Walk The Line, Rocket 88 and Great Balls of Fire.


★★★★1/2  "Exciting, electric, exhilarating, energetic, but most of all entertaining." Fringefeed - Perth Fringe 2019

TIX - $25/20/17.50

Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Sun Songs

Caledonian Castaways

Members of bands like Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and Louis King make up this supergroup of Melburnian ex-pat Scots blues/roots musicians, performing original music about their journeys from Scotland to Australia.

Channel your inner Scot, come along and shout “Goooaallll!” as the lads sing 'Archie,' while grainy footage of a 1978 World Cup Scottish wonder-goal plays onscreen.

Ska, funk, blues and country grooves. Tunes like "Bonnie Koori Girl” the story of Scots lad and Aboriginal girl, set to a rocksteady groove or “Caledonian Castaways” a country lament about the huge journey made by Scots to reach Australia. Great musicians, great patter.

TIX - $25/20 CHILD $17.50 


Date: Thursday 5 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Caledonian Castaways

Sun Songs

Two great singers Louis King (Melbourne) and Pat Powell (Sydney) backed by an all-star blues band celebrate the music of legendary Memphis label Sun Records whose founder Sam Phillips recorded black artists when no-one else would.


 The Jamaican and the Scot will alternate presenting the black and white of Sun Records, performing fiery, toe-tapping renditions of the best of Ike Turner, Johnny Cash, B B King, Elvis Presley, Little Walter and more including Mystery Train, Walk The Line, Rocket 88 and Great Balls of Fire.


★★★★1/2  "Exciting, electric, exhilarating, energetic, but most of all entertaining." Fringefeed - Perth Fringe 2019

TIX - $25/20/17.50

Date: Friday 6 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Sun Songs

Caledonian Castaways

Members of bands like Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie and Louis King make up this supergroup of Melburnian ex-pat Scots blues/roots musicians, performing original music about their journeys from Scotland to Australia.

Channel your inner Scot, come along and shout “Goooaallll!” as the lads sing 'Archie,' while grainy footage of a 1978 World Cup Scottish wonder-goal plays onscreen.

Ska, funk, blues and country grooves. Tunes like "Bonnie Koori Girl” the story of Scots lad and Aboriginal girl, set to a rocksteady groove or “Caledonian Castaways” a country lament about the huge journey made by Scots to reach Australia. Great musicians, great patter.

TIX - $25/20 CHILD $17.50 


Date: Friday 6 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Caledonian Castaways

Hit Ze Road Jacques

Fly with us on a musical journey through France, Quebec and Louisiana. Enjoy French songs from around the world.... some you'll know well, some you'll discover! From Edith Piaf's Paris to Zachary Richard's Lafayette via Robert Charlebois' Montreal, the Flaneurs will take you there.
Voila ! Joie de vivre garantie !

TIX - $25/20 


Date: Saturday 7 March
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Hit Ze Road Jacques

Hit Ze Road Jacques

Fly with us on a musical journey through France, Quebec and Louisiana. Enjoy French songs from around the world.... some you'll know well, some you'll discover! From Edith Piaf's Paris to Zachary Richard's Lafayette via Robert Charlebois' Montreal, the Flaneurs will take you there.
Voila ! Joie de vivre garantie !

TIX - $25/20 


Date: Saturday 7 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Hit Ze Road Jacques

ELECTRIC DELTA: Blues Hits Big Town

From raw and gritty Mississippi to the refined urban sounds of Chicago, featuring popular classics by such artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter... who took to the city with amplified versions of their once acoustic songs.

The Young Sequoias follow the evolution of the blues in an era where popular music exploded into the heart of a sixties revolution. Music that inspired bands of the British invasion (Rolling Stones, Animals, Yardbirds...). Featuring the music of Elmore James, John Lee Hooker and Paul Butterfield... as well as the stripped back blues of RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough who received late recognition.

Kick back and enjoy a mighty Blues celebration as Will and Matt pay homage to the pioneering artists of yesteryear.

TIX - $25/22


Date: Sunday 8 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
ELECTRIC DELTA: Blues Hits Big Town

Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

Tarantino is the creepy uncle that Mike, Dave and Dave never had. When our own basic parents were trying to get us into cheesy pop, Tarantino put us on the straight and narrow with an eclectic mix of A-grade B-sides. We will explore the director's cracker music taste with covers from Dusty Springfield, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale and many more.

TIX - $18


Date: Wednesday 11 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $18
Book Online
Mike, Dave and Dave do Tarantino

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Thursday 12 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Friday 13 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

May the force be with Uke! After 9 sellout seasons, The WUCs are back to honour music in film, featuring iconic songs from the silver screen. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Uke'll be tapping your toes & singing along in no time! ★★★★★

TIX - $25


Date: Saturday 14 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - Lights, Camera, Ukulele!

The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

Join Adelaide-based blues band The Furball Express as they tramp through the swampy side of blues music delivered in their unique style of scratchy, swampy and smooth lo-fi vibe. From plantation work chants, through dusty juke joints, to steamy swamps and city laneways -- think Howlin' Wolf, Tony Joe White, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

TIX - $20/15


Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

Join Adelaide-based blues band The Furball Express as they tramp through the swampy side of blues music delivered in their unique style of scratchy, swampy and smooth lo-fi vibe. From plantation work chants, through dusty juke joints, to steamy swamps and city laneways -- think Howlin' Wolf, Tony Joe White, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more!

TIX - $20/15


Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
The Furball Express - Pure Swamp Blues

COMA - Minnie Little + Daniel Ross Trio & Schmoe Elhay

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 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Minnie Little + Daniel Ross Trio &  Schmoe Elhay

SCALA - FORTE + ROBERT K CHAMPION + 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 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - FORTE + ROBERT K CHAMPION + SPECIAL SPOTLIGHT ACTS

The Monikers + Diamond Skies

Forming in 2013, The Monikers have come together to create their own unique style of melodic, guitar-driven indie rock. Working hard over the years and delivering three EPs in the process, they have steadily built a reputation as one of the most fun live acts in Adelaide. The floor is always packed with people dancing along to their catchy tunes!



Date: Friday 20 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Monikers + Diamond Skies

Kings & Associates Album Launch + Special guests

Best described as 'neo soul’ Australian band KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant. 3 X 2018 Australian BMA's on the back of their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL which was tracked in LA by 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott and mixed in Nashville by 6 X Grammy winner Vance Powell. 

"....Produced by Seven-Time Grammy-winner Jim Scott the album promises to be a humdinger." Randy Radic HuffPost.

As a feature for their home-town fans the Kings’ will be launching their new album ‘NEIGHBOUR’ at the Wheaty on Saturday March 21st. The album was once again tracked in LA with Jim Scott in July 2019 and this time mixed by Chicago based Jim Tullio. The band will be heading back to the US for a 2020 summer tour in support of the new album.

Date: Saturday 21 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
Kings & Associates Album Launch + Special guests

Stephen Cummings

Iconic performer, songwriter & Performer Stephen Cummings - took his bow to Australian audiences during his farewell tour at the start of 2019. 

Cummings was supposed to have retired after he finished touring his albums, ‘Prisoner of Love’, and 50 song collection, but he grew bored of the down time and decided to perform a limited number of acoustic shows from February to May 2020.  


There would be no more talk of stepping down! A new album of self-penned country blues would follow at the end of 2020. Cummings insists, "You will see me at the height of my powers, taking you on a wonderful spiritual journey you'll never forget with my guitarist Sam Lemann.

$35 on the door (if available)


Date: Sunday 22 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $30
Book Online
Booking Fee
Stephen Cummings

Don Morrison - BOOK LAUNCH

 Don Morrison will be celebrating the release of the updated and expanded second edition of his book “This Could Be Big - Forty Years at the Dag End of the Australian Music Industry”

Don will be performing the songs that relate to the stories in his acclaimed autobiography that covers a life in the Australian music scene from near the top to the (occurring all too frequently ) bottom.

He’ll even sell and sign a copy for you! 

Date: Wednesday 25 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
 Don Morrison - BOOK LAUNCH

Sky Eater (NSW) EP Tour

Sky Eater is the sonic story of two seasoned multi-instrumental musical warriors: sax-wielding Chelsea Skyeater, armed with dubbed-out honey vocals, powerful lyrics and luscious keys - and dub soldier TK Bassdread with his artillery of beastly bass, beats and vocals, and of course more live dubs.

The two crossed paths for years as they toured internationally with other projects, but 2018 saw their paths cross again, and this time quickly become inseparable musical allies and bring you all that is Mermaid Trip-Hop Dub.

 Often vocally described as a “modern day Sade” and compared to Morcheeba, Sky Eater take their audiences on a “mesmerising and elegant” (Nkechi - Roots n All) journey that is full of soul and jazz moments. They released their debut EP in January 2019, are due to release their next single “The Rain”, and have a full length album currently in the works. This powerhouse duo is a definite up and coming act that is not to be missed! 

 

Date: Thursday 26 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sky Eater (NSW) EP Tour

Axe & the Ivory + Kelly Menhennett

Formed in 2015, indie-folk band Axe & the Ivory have released one EP, with their second to be released at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in March 2020.

Band members include Ben Lovell, Rosie Roberts, James Lovell, Charlie Worthington and Jordan Roberts. They’re building a reputation for their intricate guitar melodies, harmonies and song writing skills. They’ve supported the Timbers, the John Flanagan Trio, Raised by Eagles and Patrick James as well as recently playing at Chilled Out and Fired Up Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival and the 500 Miles of Music Tour.

 

Date: Friday 27 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
Axe & the Ivory + Kelly Menhennett

Dino Jag + Matuezi

International award-winning singer songwriter Dino Jag & his dynamic band are making their debut at The Wheaty!

This will be an unforgettable night of live music filled with explosive performances of songs that will be highly charged with generous servings of soulful funk/rock.

Don't Miss This Show!!

$30 ON THE DOOR 


Date: Saturday 28 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Dino Jag + Matuezi

Massey Ferguson + Jen Lush

Massey Ferguson’s music ranges from quiet folk/country ballads reminiscent of Ryan Adams’ Jacksonville City Nights, to barhouse rockers in the spirit of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. 
 
Massey Ferguson’s style could be considered alt-country however, their music is perhaps better described as genre-spanning traditional American music. Massey Ferguson features  singer song-writer Rich Coldwell (Linus, Sun Theory, Cow), Michael Boundy (Seven Stories, Sun Theory), Greg Blanch (Amber Joy Paulton, Matt Ward), Trine Kallevig (Chorus of Angels),  Sam Carpenter ( Snap to Zero, Gorilla Jones, Sun Theory), Andy Dawe (the Borrowed Ones), Anthony Scott (Fruit, Sun Theory).          
                          
Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate live performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that detour through alt-country and darker pop ballads to hammer on your heart. Fellow band members James Brown and Sam Cagney join Jen in laid-back trio form to perform a bunch of new songs from Jen’s upcoming album. 
 
Date: Sunday 29 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Massey Ferguson + Jen Lush

SCALA - Soul Trader, Scott Rathman Jr + SCALA spotlights

 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 2 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Soul Trader, Scott Rathman Jr + SCALA spotlights

Angela Easson (QLD) + Dani Young (NSW) + Gemma

Angela Easson is a vibrant, up-and-coming singer/songwriter. Blitzing Australia’s modern country scene with her hard-earned reputation for mixing infectious melodies with her intensely personal lyrics, Angela is rightly regarded as a rising star.


Now based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Angela started her career in South Australia where she grew up in Mount Gambier before moving to Adelaide in her early teens.


Since releasing her debut album Wanted in 2015, Angela has had four singles from her album in the National Country Tracks Chart top 30 with her first single “Once Upon A Time” reaching #13. Her video clips have been played on CMC and her songs can be heard nationally on Australian radio. She has toured nationally twice and played at some of Australia’s major country music festival’s including Deni Ute Muster, Mildura Country Music Festival, Norfolk Island Country Music Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Her accolades over the past decade have included being awarded the 2010 Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year, 2011 Starmaker Finalist, CMAA Country Music Academy Senior Graduate and in 2015 she was the Brand New Star winner awarded by radio station Todays Country 94.1FM.
 years.

http://www.angelaeasson.com

Dani Young is a Sydney singer-songwriter whose musical pilgrimage to the heart of the Australian outback, Alice Springs, and back again has infused earthy country and roots influences in her music. An artist unafraid to bleed through deeply personal storytelling, expect to be confronted and soothed with unspoken truths and soaring vocals. Gutsy, vulnerable, powerful, inspired. You’ll leave with her melodies still dancing through your head and fire in your soul. 


Dani catapulted onto the Australian country music scene, with her debut record Desert Water named a Golden Guitar finalist in 2017. The album of duets with Aboriginal singer Warren H Williams reached #2 on the ARIA Country Albums chart and was also nominated for Best International Release at the Canadian Indigenous Music Awards. 


In 2018, Dani has been touring alongside Damien Leith, who is producing her upcoming record, and also joining Jason Owen for a string of shows. She headlined the Western Australian Country Music Awards in February, the Southern Star Australian Independent Country Music Awards in October, and made her Australian Music Week debut in November. 


During her time in Alice Springs, Dani collaborated with iconic rock band GANGgajang on their new single ‘Circles in the Sand’, singing in Arrente aboriginal language on the record and featuring in the music video filmed at Uluru. She also won Best Young Jazz Act at the Northern Territory Jazz and Blues Festival, earning the chance to sing in concert with international jazz superstar James Morrison and the Hot Horn Happening.


Her much-anticipated first solo record is due for release in early 2019. Produced by Damien Leith and Jeremy Edwards, and mixed by Shane Nicholson, the EP combines country and roots influences with her bravely personal songwriting. The first single, ‘Stepping Stones’ was released in December 2018, reached #2 on the iTunes Country chart and was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.


Date: Saturday 4 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Angela Easson (QLD) + Dani Young (NSW) + Gemma

Ukulele Death Squad - Book Launch and Play Along Concert

You are invited to a very special one off event. The Official Ukulele Death Squad Song Book Launch Party and Play along Concert. For the First time in U.D.S History this is a free event. We will be celebrating the books release by playing live, the songs from the book and inviting all you Ukulele players to join us by playing along.  We will be diving deep into how the songs were created and assisting those who need a helping hand throughout the night so we can all play along together. So please grab your uke, grab a book and come and join the Ukulele Death Squad Big Band Sing-along. 

Please note there is only limited supply of the book. UDS Tip: Order now to avoid tears. 

Follow the following steps to gain entry:

1. This is a free event, although we would like to gauge how many ukers plan on coming to the event so please register your interest by clicking the "free ticket box" in the ticket section of this website - https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ukuleledeathsquad/346435

2. Wanna start getting these Death Squad Songs in your fingers now??? Then pop on over to this link to order An Official Ukulele Death Squad Song Book right now (3 - 5 Day Delivery) 

https://ukulele-death-squad.mysupadupa.com/collections/all/products/ukulele-death-squad-offical-song-book-ukulele-chords-tabs-and-lyrics

3. Reserve your copy to be picked up at the show?? Want to secure yourself a copy of the book before they are sold out, but will pick it up at the event? Maybe get it signed? Then Order one right now in the "Reserve Book" box in the ticket section. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ukuleledeathsquad/346435

 

Thanks so much for the support. By Supporting this event and purchasing this book you are supporting Australian Independent Music.

So "Tell your neighbours and Tell your Friends" to head on down to the Wheatsheaf Hotel for a free night of Ukulele Fun becuase

"Once the party starts It don't End" 

- BYO MUSIC STAND

Date: Wednesday 8 April
Time: 8.00 PM
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Ukulele Death Squad - Book Launch and Play Along Concert

Sturt Avenue Single Launch + Lost Woods

Sturt Avenue is an indie folk family band led by SCALA award winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden, and supported by a cast of family and dear friends. This includes Bryn’s dad John, who supplies harmonies as well as lapsteel and lead guitar, his sister Tarn, who sings backing vocals, and his dear friends Bryce Lehmann on drums, Isaac Kerr on bass, Dave Thompson on keys and accordion, and Ollie Patterson on violin. The music of Sturt Avenue is built from this strong foundation of familial bonds and dear friendships, covering themes of love, loss, and a strange nostalgia for better days that never really existed.

 

On April 11th, Sturt Avenue will be launching their new single ‘Over Everything’ at the Wheatsheaf hotel. This song was recorded by Bryn and mixed and mastered by Patrick Lockwood at Electric Ant Records. This is a song about the struggle against the weight of the modern world, as told through tales of our own lived experiences as well as the stories of friends we hold near and dear to our hearts. The overall message is a positive one, despite the song’s insistence on dwelling in the darker parts of this life. This is spelled out in the chorus, which encourages a focus on the better days of our lives; “Let the good times roll/Until the fire’s burned to coals/May its light shine on/Long after the years take their toll”.


Date: Saturday 11 April
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sturt Avenue Single Launch + Lost Woods

SCALA - Claire Becker, Vonda Last + SCALA spotlights

 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 16 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Claire Becker, Vonda Last + SCALA spotlights

Steve Smyth EP Launch (NSW/ESP) + Ollie English

Australian singer/songwriter Steve Smyth is proud to return to his native Australia to tour nationally in support of his new E.P. “Blood”. The first release of a 4 x E.P. collection, Blood is the first new music from Steve since his critically acclaimed record “Exits” in 2016. 

After touring the world extensively for the Exits record, Steve relocated to Barcelona in 2017to write his next compilation of music, a 4 EP collection titled: Blood, Matches, Fractures and Celebration. It's the story of human catastrophe and redemption, one that Steve is excited to share with the world starting early 2020. 

The tour will see Steve perform with a completely new stage show. Dynamic and interchanging, the new band will perform new and existing material on stages across the country. The first single “Stages” will be released to the world on Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, 2020.

$20 on the door

Date: Saturday 18 April
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Steve Smyth EP Launch (NSW/ESP) + Ollie English

Little Wise Solo (VIC) + Tara Coates

On the back of her sophomore album ‘Want it All’, Little Wise stops in at the Wheatsheaf for a cosy night in with one of her favourite towns. 

Described by triple j Roots ’n All as singing “with the wisdom of an old soul”, the Melbourne based songwriter has been turning heads and melting hearts with her vintage folk rock sounds as she tours the country in support of the new album.

Date: Thursday 23 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Little Wise Solo (VIC) + Tara Coates

SCALA - Don Morrison, Sean Tyner Duo + SCALA spotlights

 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 30 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $8
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SCALA - Don Morrison, Sean Tyner Duo + SCALA spotlights

Maddy Diamond Album Launch + Jonny Lee

Born in Canberra, Maddy Diamond has spent her last 8 years successfully combining atmosphere, smart lyrics and fish. Whilst living and travelling throughout Australia and overseas, Maddys Marine Biology (Hon.) study has given her some amusing anecdotes, a unique accent, and a musical style to match. It comes as no surprise that marine imagery and themes are at the forefront of her song writing as well as her instrumental works for piano or string quartets. 

Live, Maddy has an elegant but ballsy charisma as she moves fluidly between dobro, classical guitar, and piano, with fishy tales in between. Most of them inform her songs. Most of them true. 2016 saw her living on a Canadian marine research base so remote that she survived by rowing across the inlet to procure vital staples. Like beer. Frequently.

To date, Maddys songs have earned her a raft of awards in the South Australian Festival of Original Music (2012-2018). She releases her Australian debut album on May 1 at The Wheatsheaf.  East of the Morning, West of the Dusk” available online May 1.

Jonny Lee was born in South Africa where he grew up before some travels through Europe and the States playing music and collaborating before he settled in Adelaide, Australia 15 years ago.

 He sings his stories in his own raw and intimate style as a indie folk singer songwriter. You will be taken on a journey through story and song in the ebb and flow of soft tones and soaring melodies.

Date: Friday 1 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Maddy Diamond Album Launch + Jonny Lee

The Black Diamond Roots Band + Tin Can Alley + Alana Jagt

The Black Diamond Roots Band

A ragtag conglomerate of hillbillies, shutdown boilermakers and their offspring, musicians all, have produced a product permeated with the ghosts and styling of the past; powered by a fiercely original thread, and presented with pure intent.

Songs and Music of musings from a colourful life........this is dirt music, from the cracks in iron and steel.

Songs of family struggle and love, scrapings of the spoils of war and continental relocation, this is passion, angst, melancholy, joy. a sense of place, a knowing of home. The black diamonds are those you will find in the dust.

Tin Can Alley

Recently returned from the Memphis International Blues Challenge, Tin Can Alley are a duo based in Adelaide Australia, formed in 1989. Both Cliff and Jacqy were successful buskers who shared a love of music from the early part of the 20th century. They have toured Europe, India, America and Australia. Their infectious love and lust for music shines through in their performances.

Alana Jagt

Alana Jagt’s dynamic rasp soars over her blend of stormy folk-rock noir thats refreshing yet somehow familiar, it’s the sound of a thousand lonely AM radios one Sunday afternoon but exactly where and when is a mystery. Live she performs powerful, vocal-led solo affairs; playful trio shows; and with her six piece twin guitar rock band.

In early 2019 Alana released her next single Imagining Life and has since enjoyed support slots with acts as diverse as Ali Barter, Mojo-Juju,Thelma Plum, Ella Hooper, Henry Wagons and Archie Roach, as well as performing at acclaimed Australian festivals, including BigsoundPorchland, and Dashville Skyline.


Date: Saturday 2 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Black Diamond Roots Band + Tin Can Alley + Alana Jagt