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

Hussy Hicks (QLD)

Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills.

Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.

 $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Friday 22 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Hussy Hicks (QLD)

Secondhand Book Sale!

The Wheaty's World Famous Secondhand Book Sale!

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

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

2 - 6PM in The Tin Shed

Date: Saturday 23 October
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Secondhand Book Sale!

Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Crackle & Pop Records will be setting up shop in the front bar - come on in, grab a beer, and get your wax fix!

Date: Saturday 23 October
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

ARBA Spring Blues - Piano Extravaganza

ARBA continues its run of acclaimed Seasonal Shows with another unique, all-star line-up: Jesse Deane-Freeman, Richard McDonald, Evan Whetter, Dennis Kipridis, and Mick Garcia!
 
Spring Blues will be a not-to-be-missed piano extravaganza!
 
Do not miss this one-off show, buy tickets now as these shows always sell-out!
All profits from this show will go towards the ARBA Youth in Blues Program.
 
$30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
Date: Saturday 23 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA Spring Blues - Piano Extravaganza

The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

For some time now, The Yearlings have been calmly carving out a giant piece of real estate in the Australian alt. country landscape.

Robyn Chalklen & Chris Parkinson have been making music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, intimacy and passion, have made numerous festival appearances across Australia and internationally and supports include Steve Earle, The Punch Brothers and Justin Townes Earle. The Yearlings have reformed their amazing band for this very special gig.

 $20 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 24 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
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The Yearlings & The Stable Hands

NO WAVE POETRY & WAKEFIELD PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH

DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH
 
Jelena Dinić's 'In the room with the she wolf'
& Kate Llewellyn's 'Harbour: Poems 2000-2019'
Launched by Mike Ladd & Lisa Temple
 
 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
Free Entry - 7 for 7.30pm 

Date: Wednesday 27 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
NO WAVE POETRY & WAKEFIELD PRESS DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH

SCALA - Jamie Newton + Joel Schroeder + Scala Spotlight Acts

 Few 31 plus 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 28 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Jamie Newton + Joel Schroeder + Scala Spotlight Acts

The Streamliners - SOLD OUT

Possibly their last show for 2021, premier Roots/Blues/Jam band "The Streamliners" are back at their favourite venue for a 2 set (2hour) show playing some of their new & old favourites.
 
Come down for some audio bliss and fiery improvisational musical moments, in true and unpredictable Streamliner fashion.
Date: Friday 29 October
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $18
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The Streamliners - SOLD OUT

JD and the Crabs: Very Much Alive at the Wheaty

JD and the Crabs has been described by Mick Jagger as “the greatest geriatric rock band from the eastern suburbs of Adelaide with “Crabs” in its name.” High praise indeed! Join the Crabs for an afternoon of pre-loved songs from the greatest names in rock, blues, jazz and pop. 

 All proceeds will go to Family Reunion (Circle 115) of Circle of Friends Australia, to provide finance as gifts or interest-free loans to asylum seekers and refugees struggling to pay the high costs associated with Protection or Family Reunion visas. 

These applications are difficult processes involving expenses such as application fees, DNA testing, medical exams and payment to a migration agent or lawyer to negotiate the complexities of the visa system. For more info, check out... 

Date: Saturday 30 October
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $20
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JD and the Crabs: Very Much Alive at the Wheaty

The Fallen Saints + JJ Fields

JJ Fields aka Sav Palaktsoglou (The T-Bones, Dirty Roots Bands, One More Mile, Papa Legba and many more) will be doing the opening set.
 

The Fallen Saints: are an Adelaide Band whose members are Carl Pink, Ron Kosmider, Nick Panousakis, and Mark Meyer. 

Over the last 40 years they have been responsible for around 400 Australian and American albums as individual players, with numerous number 1 albums and singles both here and in the USA.

They have been touring band members for acts such as the Richard Clapton Band, Marcia Hines, Moving Pictures, Stylus, Divinyls, Wendy Mathews, Ross Wilson, Jenny Morris, Dave Dobbyn, and many more.

Collectively, they are The Fallen Saints, the chemistry between these 4 musicians is undeniable, it is like they second guess each other throughout their live performances. There is a special kind of magic when these men play together, the kind not often found!

The Fallen Saints are the band that musicians choose to come and see on their night off!

Come and experience the point of difference that is the creative force of THE FALLEN SAINTS!
 
 $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
Date: Saturday 30 October
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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The Fallen Saints + JJ Fields

PlanB – 'Hello Dear Stranger' album launch

PlanB returns to the Wheaty with a brand-new album to showcase - Hello Dear Stranger will be performed in its entirety during the first set of what promises to be an afternoon of world premieres!

The second set will feature a collection of fan favourites, selected from the band’s impressive back catalogue.


With a refreshed line-up, and a wealth of new songs, the gig is sure to provide something for everyone. First-timers and dyed-in-the-wool fans will both find much to enjoy as this bold, brassy eight-piece ensemble serves up an afternoon of sharp, muscular and melodic sounds.


Having filled the room on each of their last three Wheatsheaf performances, folks are advised to get there in plenty of time for the show.


“Without a doubt one of the best bands to visit us here in Vietnam, and one of the best live bands I’ve seen.” - Joe (owner, Joe’s Café and Garden Resort), Muine, Vietnam

FREE ENTRY – get there early!


Date: Sunday 31 October
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
PlanB – 'Hello Dear Stranger' album launch

COMA - Djawbreaker + 'She Gave Him Oleander' - Album Launch

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.

 $20 entry - Members $12

 

Date: Monday 1 November
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Djawbreaker + 'She Gave Him Oleander' - Album Launch

Nicolina and The Rituals + Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

Mixing their passions for the Americana Delta, stories of love and heartache mixed with the classic roots music such as Blues, Country and Soul, Nicolina and The Rituals provide a full night of toe tapping to tear jerking emotion with every note played. Playing a vast array of tunes, Nicolina and The Rituals also have a collection of their own original material which share their own personal stories of life, love, heartache and liberty. Not for the light hearted, vocalist Nicolina Barcello will draw you into her world where you feel every emotion from joy to tears with every note she sings.

Date: Saturday 6 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Nicolina and The Rituals + Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes

Bluegrass Junction

Bluegrass Junction, South Australia's premier bluegrass band, developed from several lifetime's obsession for old-fashioned, hard-core, three-chord, high-lonesome bluegrass. They have a huge repertoire of bluegrass classics - Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doyle Lawson, JD Crowe, Jim & Jesse. They don't do alternative, roots, Americana, faux, or pop-grass. And they make no compromises and no apologies for their ‘old school’ approach.

The band consists of ‘South Australian bluegrass royalty’, Trev Warner, Nick Cawthorne, the Bridgland brothers, Geoff and John, while Stephen Loss is a recent addition. Bluegrass Junction was originally formed in 1997. However, the band members go back much earlier. 

Bluegrass Junction are bluegrass veterans. They know where the genre comes from. They respect what makes it work. They play with passion because they love it, which is clearly evident on stage, ensuring a good time for all. 

Date: Sunday 7 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bluegrass Junction

Mason Lloyd + Craig Atkins

Amber Mic Presents Craig Atkins & Mason Lloyde


Award Winning Multi-Instrumentalist Craig Atkins is a 'one-man band' songwriter and performer originally from Riverland SA (Meru Country) and in Adelaide SA (Kuarna Country), that regularly tours the country with his set up consisting of various Acoustic Guitars, Lap Slide, Cigar Box Guitars, Yidakis (Didgeridoos), Harmonica, Foot Percussion and Loop & Effect pedals.
With influences such as Paul Kelly, Joe Purdy, Harry Manx, Xavier Rudd and numerous Blues Masters to name but a few, Craig's live performances weave through various styles of Roots, Blues, Folk, World & Country, with dynamics ranging from chilled finger-picking folk stories, to delta slide blues, through to rollicking folk foot tappers and stomping jumping roots, with lyrical content covering his aspects of life, love and loss and observations of the world we all live in.  

www.craigatkinsmusic.com

Born in Broken Hill NSW, Mason discovered a passion for the arts at a young age teaching himself how to play Guitar. First inspired by Elvis Presley he developed his own sound and musical abilities performing as a vocalist, unearthing elegant yet powerful and raspy vocals and developing an impressive vocal range.


In 2015 Mason travelled through the USA to help further his career in the performing arts, and has since performed across Australia sharing stages with the likes of Pseudo Echo, The Veronicas and Justice Crew.
Most recently he was a contestant on in the hit TV show 'The Voice Australia' as part of Kelly Rowland’s team, receiving positive comments from the judges including:
- "Phenomenal! Amazing Artistry and what a range" – Delta Goodrem
- "So Dynamic” and “Such an elegant voice. Nothing like I’ve ever heard" – Kelly Rowland.

His upcoming studio EP is set for release in early 2021.

This will be an evening filled with original tunes & stories from each act & one not to miss.

Date: Friday 12 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mason Lloyd + Craig Atkins

Steve Lennox & The Keepers + Miss Ohio

Steve Lennox's evocative storytelling is infused with prose,hooky rhythms and striking melodies. His influences are vast and drive his songwriting with an energy that appears in his charismatically joyous live performances. 

Steve has shared the bill with artists such as Archie Roach,Neil Murray and Paul Kelly. He has also worked with the Slingsby Theatre Company and was a pivotal member of the Americana outfit,The Heggarties.
 
In The Lighter Dark is Steve's latest work. An album of songs inspired by the lighthouse-keeping heritage of his family. Created in collaboration with the brilliant Jen Lush and brought to life by The Keepers, a stunning band featuring Paul Angas, Mark Seddon, Paul Cooper and Paul Gooding and Steve Salvi In The Lighter Dark explores lives lived at the edge of the world. The stories of joy and loss, awe and isolation, freedom, intimacy, danger and grandeur will take all the way there and back again. 
 
$15 on the door (if available)
Date: Saturday 13 November
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $12
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Steve Lennox & The Keepers + Miss Ohio

Golonka + Anya Anastasia

Making beautiful music with a wild gypsy heart, Golonka breathes fresh life into the folk music of Eastern Europe. Their songs speak of the stars and the moon, of pussycats and preachers, of love and death - and their live shows are sweet, menacing and danceable in equal doses!

Anya Anastasia's new music is a powerful blend of dark folk, and sparse Nordic electronica.

Anya's soft rich low vocals which flick up to butterfly-like high-notes, paint stark vivid imagery with stirring melodies, somewhere between Cat Power and Sigur Rós. The vocals are welded to a base of hypnotically droning synths, driving basslines and West-African inspired guitar licks.


Date: Sunday 14 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka + Anya Anastasia

COMA - Melanie Walters + Radial Quartet

The legendary C.O.M.A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005.

C.O.M.A is a musician-led, musician-focused, member based not-for-profit association. It presents a unique opportunity for the creative development and artistic endeavour of a broad range of Australian composers and performers. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia.

 $20 entry - Members $12

 

Date: Monday 15 November
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Melanie Walters + Radial Quartet

Feast Comedy Debate - Hosted by: Lori Bell

This year’s topic is, THE GAY AGENDA IS REAL! Join some of the funniest comedy minds in the festival as they go head to head in this battle of giggles and wits to decide once and for all if there is a gay agenda and if so, what is it? You decide who wins in this festival favourite event.

Date: Friday 19 November
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Feast Comedy Debate - Hosted by: Lori Bell

Mystery Kicks + Crawdad Poboy

Join Mystery Kicks and Crawdad Poboy for a night of funky riffs and smooth grooves.

Mystery kicks will be celebrating the release of their debut EP which will be available to listen to on Spotify from the 26th of November!

This isn't a night you wanna miss! So be there or be square!


Date: Friday 26 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mystery Kicks + Crawdad Poboy