Eclectic original from Cult accordion ensembles, string quartets & Jazz-ska to alt-country, nu-folk, roots & rockabilly.

Want to play a gig at the Wheaty? Email us at: bands@wheatsheafhotel.com.au

PS: no cover bands or ultra-loud combos please

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

After 8 years of successful sell out seasons of Adelaide Fringe shows - This year, The WUC's will be celebrating women in music, featuring songs from some of the all time greats, the iconic, the influential, and the unique, traversing both genres & decades. As always, they'll be busting out the tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rad rock distortion & some phat-ass bass. Uke'll be singing along in no-time..just like a lady!

Date: Friday 22 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

After 8 years of successful sell out seasons of Adelaide Fringe shows - This year, The WUC's will be celebrating women in music, featuring songs from some of the all time greats, the iconic, the influential, and the unique, traversing both genres & decades. As always, they'll be busting out the tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rad rock distortion & some phat-ass bass. Uke'll be singing along in no-time..just like a lady!

Date: Saturday 23 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

Ukulele Blues Explosion

An explosive performance of blues music arranged for ukulele, harmonica and double-bass by award-winning blues musicians from Canada and Australia.

Hear the songs of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson and more by virtuoso blues performers, Lightnin' Will Kallinderis (CAN), Cal Williams Jr and Kory Horwood as they wildly explore the blues ukulele!

Tickets - $20/18

Date: Sunday 24 February
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Ukulele Blues Explosion

A History of Early Blues

Explore the early blues songs of the Mississippi Delta with the highly acclaimed blues trio of slide guitar virtuoso Cal Williams Jr, Canadian harp wizard Lightnin' Will Kallinderis and double-bass master Kory Horwood. After a sell-out 2018 Fringe season, the trio is ready to play!

★★★★★ "Expert musicianship!" Krystoff Raw

★★★★★ "Sensational!" RIU

TICKETS - $25/22

Date: Sunday 24 February
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Early Blues

COMA: Will Vinson QUARTET (NY)

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.

 TICKETS - $30 - MEMBERS $25

 

Date: Monday 25 February
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
Tickets at the door
COMA: Will Vinson QUARTET (NY)

Adam Page & Tim Bennett

Looping musical juggernauts Adam Page & Tim Bennett join forces for the first time to create a multi-instrumental, genre crushing show suitable for people of all ages and musical persuasions. Incorporating their vast musical experiences, Page & Bennett will take the audience on an unforgettable ride through deep grooves over a lush sonic landscape.

TICKETS - $20 Full - $15 Conc - $10 Kids


Date: Wednesday 27 February
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Adam Page & Tim Bennett

Gwyn Ashton Oz Tour

Toting a hot new album and smashing stages worldwide, Aussie axeman Gwyn Ashton has reinvented himself as a one-man progressive alt. blues band and is now on his current solo elektro tour.

In two hours Ashton takes us on an eclectic mesmerising musical journey of his own original material plus some choice covers; from acoustic roots, blues and world music to a set of electric hard-edged rockin’ blues, 60s-style fuzz garage rock and Brit-voiced psychedelia on an array of instruments, including his custom-made Italian Liutart signature model guitar.

With no backing tracks or setlist Ashton spontaneously draws his set mostly from eight released studio albums. His lyrical songwriting and musical dexterity on resonator and lap slide guitars mixed with frenetic electric slide, heavy bass lines, hardcore kick drum beats and lo- microphone vocals makes him one of the most unique contemporary artists on the scene today.

He’s been ranked at number 3 in Guitar Part magazine’s Guitarist of The Year after Je Beck and Gary Moore and praised by the likes of Robert Plant, Johnny Winter and Deep Purple’s Don Airey, who has played on two of Ashton’s albums. Hubert Sumlin, Canned Heat, Walter Trout and Mick Fleetwood have all invited him to play with them onstage.
He’s opened for BB King, Status Quo, Mick Taylor, Buddy Guy, Rory Gallagher, Ray Charles, Junior Wells and many others and appears at festivals and clubs in the UK, Brazil, Malta, Australia and all over Europe.

Ashton has recorded with: Kim Wilson, Robbie Blunt, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Don Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow) and Gerry McAvoy & Brendan O’Neill (Rory Gallagher). Ashton replaced Thin Lizzy/Motörhead guitarist Brian Robertson fronting Band of Friends - a celebration of the music of Rory Gallagher, featuring his former band members Gerry, Brendan, Lou Martin and Mark Feltham. He has also opened for Peter Green, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Je Healey, The Yardbirds, Magnum, Ten Years After, Dr Feelgood and many others.


Date: Thursday 28 February
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Gwyn Ashton Oz Tour

All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

The LadyBeatles are all set to smash out your favourite Beatles tunes with their legendary sassiness! The LadyBeatles cannot do Liverpudlian accents, however they dress up and do their darnedest to recreate the irreverent charm, electrifying stage presence and vintage rock'n'roll sounds of those four lads who shook the world. Returning to the stage for four shows only for the first time since their sell-out 2016 Fringe season, these girls will rock your socks off!

"A splendid time is had by all... Nice one, LadyBeatles!" Rip It Up Magazine.
★★★★★ "Best Beatles band I've ever seen! " Satisfied Punter.


Date: Friday 1 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

The LadyBeatles are all set to smash out your favourite Beatles tunes with their legendary sassiness! The LadyBeatles cannot do Liverpudlian accents, however they dress up and do their darnedest to recreate the irreverent charm, electrifying stage presence and vintage rock'n'roll sounds of those four lads who shook the world. Returning to the stage for four shows only for the first time since their sell-out 2016 Fringe season, these girls will rock your socks off!

"A splendid time is had by all... Nice one, LadyBeatles!" Rip It Up Magazine.
★★★★★ "Best Beatles band I've ever seen! " Satisfied Punter.


Date: Saturday 2 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

The LadyBeatles are all set to smash out your favourite Beatles tunes with their legendary sassiness! The LadyBeatles cannot do Liverpudlian accents, however they dress up and do their darnedest to recreate the irreverent charm, electrifying stage presence and vintage rock'n'roll sounds of those four lads who shook the world. Returning to the stage for four shows only for the first time since their sell-out 2016 Fringe season, these girls will rock your socks off!

"A splendid time is had by all... Nice one, LadyBeatles!" Rip It Up Magazine.
★★★★★ "Best Beatles band I've ever seen! " Satisfied Punter.


Date: Sunday 3 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

The LadyBeatles are all set to smash out your favourite Beatles tunes with their legendary sassiness! The LadyBeatles cannot do Liverpudlian accents, however they dress up and do their darnedest to recreate the irreverent charm, electrifying stage presence and vintage rock'n'roll sounds of those four lads who shook the world. Returning to the stage for four shows only for the first time since their sell-out 2016 Fringe season, these girls will rock your socks off!

"A splendid time is had by all... Nice one, LadyBeatles!" Rip It Up Magazine.
★★★★★ "Best Beatles band I've ever seen! " Satisfied Punter.


Date: Sunday 3 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
All Together Now! with The LadyBeatles

COMA: AARON McCOULLOUGH QUARTET (VIC) + BEAR & MISSILE

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 4 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: AARON McCOULLOUGH QUARTET (VIC) + BEAR & MISSILE

Adam Page & Tim Bennett

Looping musical juggernauts Adam Page & Tim Bennett join forces for the first time to create a multi-instrumental, genre crushing show suitable for people of all ages and musical persuasions. Incorporating their vast musical experiences, Page & Bennett will take the audience on an unforgettable ride through deep grooves over a lush sonic landscape.

TICKETS - $20 Full - $15 Conc - $10 Kids


Date: Wednesday 6 March
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Adam Page & Tim Bennett

Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

 
'The Marina - A Smooth Cruisin' Yacht Rock Experience' was the must see, sellout live music show of Fringe 2015 & 2016.
Los Adelaide's own 8-piece super-band is back once again to put a smile in your slacks. Expect smooth music hits from the late '70s and beyond, all served with a nautical twist.
The legendary Wheatsheaf Hotel becomes 'The Thebarton Marina', a cabaret style venue draped in the finest imported plastic ferns...
Great sound, great hair, great drinks! So frock up and be swept away. 
 
 
 TICKETS - $26 - $23 CONC.
Date: Thursday 7 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $26
Book Online
Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

 
'The Marina - A Smooth Cruisin' Yacht Rock Experience' was the must see, sellout live music show of Fringe 2015 & 2016.
Los Adelaide's own 8-piece super-band is back once again to put a smile in your slacks. Expect smooth music hits from the late '70s and beyond, all served with a nautical twist.
The legendary Wheatsheaf Hotel becomes 'The Thebarton Marina', a cabaret style venue draped in the finest imported plastic ferns...
Great sound, great hair, great drinks! So frock up and be swept away. 
 
 
 TICKETS - $26 - $23 CONC.
Date: Friday 8 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $26
Book Online
Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

 
'The Marina - A Smooth Cruisin' Yacht Rock Experience' was the must see, sellout live music show of Fringe 2015 & 2016.
Los Adelaide's own 8-piece super-band is back once again to put a smile in your slacks. Expect smooth music hits from the late '70s and beyond, all served with a nautical twist.
The legendary Wheatsheaf Hotel becomes 'The Thebarton Marina', a cabaret style venue draped in the finest imported plastic ferns...
Great sound, great hair, great drinks! So frock up and be swept away. 
 
 
 TICKETS - $26 - $23 CONC.
Date: Saturday 9 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $26
Book Online
Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

 
'The Marina - A Smooth Cruisin' Yacht Rock Experience' was the must see, sellout live music show of Fringe 2015 & 2016.
Los Adelaide's own 8-piece super-band is back once again to put a smile in your slacks. Expect smooth music hits from the late '70s and beyond, all served with a nautical twist.
The legendary Wheatsheaf Hotel becomes 'The Thebarton Marina', a cabaret style venue draped in the finest imported plastic ferns...
Great sound, great hair, great drinks! So frock up and be swept away. 
 
 
 TICKETS - $26 - $23 CONC.
Date: Sunday 10 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $26
Book Online
Back on Board! - A Smooth Music Experience at the Thebarton Marina

Adam Page & Tim Bennett

Looping musical juggernauts Adam Page & Tim Bennett join forces for the first time to create a multi-instrumental, genre crushing show suitable for people of all ages and musical persuasions. Incorporating their vast musical experiences, Page & Bennett will take the audience on an unforgettable ride through deep grooves over a lush sonic landscape.

TICKETS - $20 Full - $15 Conc - $10 Kids


Date: Wednesday 13 March
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Adam Page & Tim Bennett

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

After 8 years of successful sell out seasons of Adelaide Fringe shows - This year, The WUC's will be celebrating women in music, featuring songs from some of the all time greats, the iconic, the influential, and the unique, traversing both genres & decades. As always, they'll be busting out the tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rad rock distortion & some phat-ass bass. Uke'll be singing along in no-time..just like a lady!

Date: Thursday 14 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

After 8 years of successful sell out seasons of Adelaide Fringe shows - This year, The WUC's will be celebrating women in music, featuring songs from some of the all time greats, the iconic, the influential, and the unique, traversing both genres & decades. As always, they'll be busting out the tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rad rock distortion & some phat-ass bass. Uke'll be singing along in no-time..just like a lady!

Date: Friday 15 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

After 8 years of successful sell out seasons of Adelaide Fringe shows - This year, The WUC's will be celebrating women in music, featuring songs from some of the all time greats, the iconic, the influential, and the unique, traversing both genres & decades. As always, they'll be busting out the tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rad rock distortion & some phat-ass bass. Uke'll be singing along in no-time..just like a lady!

Date: Saturday 16 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective: Uke-A-Ladies

Swampy Blues & Swingin' Cats

Two bands; two different collections and styles of eclectic, acoustic-driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express -- Serving up a range of swampy blues classics interspersed with a modern bluesy numbers, all delivered with an electrified acoustic vibe and smooth vocals. From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities -- think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more.

Shake That Thang -- From irrepressible percussion, driving guitar and swingin' stand-up bass to hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and energetic vocals, Shake That Thang consistently deliver up-tempo r'n'b and jump swing that you can definitely shake your thang to!
Settle back and enjoy the fun!

TICKETS - $25 - $19.50 CONC


Date: Sunday 17 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Swampy Blues & Swingin' Cats

Swampy Blues & Swingin' Cats

Two bands; two different collections and styles of eclectic, acoustic-driven blues and roots music.

The Furball Express -- Serving up a range of swampy blues classics interspersed with a modern bluesy numbers, all delivered with an electrified acoustic vibe and smooth vocals. From traditional plantation work chants, dusty juke joints and steamy swamps, to the cities -- think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, Tom Waits and plenty more.

Shake That Thang -- From irrepressible percussion, driving guitar and swingin' stand-up bass to hot saxophone, swampy harmonica and energetic vocals, Shake That Thang consistently deliver up-tempo r'n'b and jump swing that you can definitely shake your thang to!
Settle back and enjoy the fun!

TICKETS - $25 - $19.50 CONC


Date: Sunday 17 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Swampy Blues & Swingin' Cats

COMA: REINIER BAAS & BEN VAN GELDER (NED)

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 18 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA: REINIER BAAS & BEN VAN GELDER (NED)

SCALA: ACID ROSE + DANA O'SHEA + STEVE CHARLES BAND

 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 21 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
SCALA: ACID ROSE + DANA O'SHEA + STEVE CHARLES BAND

The Desert Teaser by Fleur Green and the Keepers + Emily Davis

Declared by peers as a polymath, Fleur Green lives to produce Art. 
Poet, performer, songwriter, musician (who plays many instruments very well) and equipped sailor, Green is a natural in the sea of story and imagination.
 
Her life and art is interesting, intelligent, intense, creative and coloured by calm as well as chaos. 
Date: Friday 22 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Desert Teaser by Fleur Green and the Keepers + Emily Davis

Kaurna Cronin Single Launch + Jesse Davidson


Adelaide based singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin's latest works intertwine meaningful songs with a rich musical tapestry of Australian folk, rock and indie sewn together with grand imagery and tales of yesteryear. From ballads to boogies Kaurna and his band's unique folk blend has provided thrilling musical and poetical journeys for audiences globally.

Kaurna's most recent album 'Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness' saw him awarded ARBA 'Roots Album Of The Year' whilst other past accolades include Folk Alliance Australia 'Artist Of The Year' and 'APRA AMCOS Emily Burrows Award' and the recipient of the South Australian Music Award's 'Live Music Award'.

Returning from performances through Europe, Russia and India in 2018 Kaurna Cronin & Band are bringing their Australiana Folk-rock back to home soil with a new release and a bunch of shows around the country in 2019.

Come be part of celebrating the latest release of Kaurna Cronin & Band with very special guest Jesse Davidson opening up the evening. 

Tickets - $20 on the door


Date: Saturday 23 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $15
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Booking Fee
Kaurna Cronin Single Launch + Jesse Davidson

COMA: COAST (NSW)

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 25 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA: COAST (NSW)

Rosie Burgess Trio

Sometimes it’s hard to fit people into boxes, and the Rosie Burgess Trio are no exception. Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots, the trio cross more genres than state borders, giving off "more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker" [Drum Media], whilst still maintaining their unmistakable flavor.


Date: Thursday 28 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Rosie Burgess Trio

The New Savages (VIC) + Special guests

The New Savages are an electric and original take on the Delta Blues. Lead singer Milan’s striking baritone vocals evoke the spirit of a great poet. His guitar playing is the sound of a simple, primitive and hypnotic blues boogie – one that sounds as though it was developed at the dawn of time. 
 
The New Savages are coming back to the Wheaty for a performance on Saturday, the 30th of March. If you are interested in a night of authentic blues with a beat you can dance to make sure you come down to see the show.
 
 $20 on the door. 

Music video "Down The River Blues" 7,500+ Youtube Views:

Music video "Brother, I am Your Keeper" 1,500+ Youtube Views:  
 
 
 $20 on the door
 
 
 
Date: Saturday 30 March
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $15
Book Online
Booking Fee
The New Savages (VIC) + Special guests

Nancy Bates 'For Your Love' Album Launch with special guests The Yearlings and Kuko

Nancy Bates is set to release her debut album at the Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday March 31st. A culmination of her recent work as a songwriter, performer and storyteller, this release is an offering from Nancy as an established voice in the Australian music landscape. Four years touring with Archie Roach as backing vocalist, guitarist, and support act has influenced her song writing, fostering a deep maturity in her voice, and her storytelling. Roach considers Nancy Bates to be one of the most gifted emerging singer-songwriters in Australia today. Few artists have the courage to be as vulnerable, and authentic in performing, as Nancy Bates. She ‘empties her cup’ twice for her audience….and they walk away overflowing.

 ‘For Your Love’ was lovingly recorded by the late John Baker of The Baker Suite, and stands as a testament to Bates’ and Baker’s mutual love for sharing and connecting through song. The record was engineered by Chris Parkinson (The Yearlings), and features some of South Australia’s most extraordinary musicians: John Baker, Gayle Buckby, Enrico Moreno, Julian Ferraretto, Fabian Hevia, John Aue, Snooks La Vie, and the fabulous Vonda Last.

 Patiently sculptured, Bates' original compositions invite us into her heart and, like a mirror, reveal the listener to themselves. Her soulful voice and her ability to elucidate a depth of experience make for a weighty experience in listening to this collection of songs. This album is a journey along the spectrum of human emotion, drawing upon the textures of The Baker Suite’s romantic combination of accordion and guitar. ‘For Your Love’ is a predominantly acoustic album, sophisticated yet elegant, warm and emotive.

TICKETS $20/18

Date: Sunday 31 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Booking Fee
Nancy Bates 'For Your Love' Album Launch with special guests The Yearlings and Kuko

Mark Wilkinson (NSW) The Blue Eyed Girls Tour + Special guest

Singer-songwriter, Americana, Indie Folk, Acoustic – these are all labels that could aptly apply to Mark Wilkinson, but ultimately he lends his voice to the human condition.  Those moments in life that bear memory, those questions that drive us all. So universal they aren’t bound by time or place, but so few can ever put into words.

 "He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him." - Hazel Buckley, TheMusic.com.au

 It’s this simple but all too rare ability to connect that’s brought him acclaim the world over.  His music has risen the charts on two continents, his shows have sold out in half a dozen countries more.  He’s shared arena stages with some of music’s most enigmatic names like Brian Wilson and Rodriguez, but he can still be found performing on the street, forging connections through song without barrier or contrivance.

 With three full length albums under his belt already, 2019 sees Wilkinson return to the live stage in support of his fourth record, "Blue Eyed Girls".  Set for release in March 2019, this new collection of songs comes hot on the tail of "Wasted Hours" which hit #1 on the Australian independent album charts in early 2018. 

 The 'Blue Eyed Girls' tour will encompass a lengthy 20+ date run across Australia throughout March, April and May before heading to North America and Europe for a slew of shows in the northern hemisphere.

 Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album along with fan favourites from his ever growing catalogue.

 

Date: Friday 5 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Booking Fee
Mark Wilkinson (NSW) The Blue Eyed Girls Tour + Special guest

ROB SNARSKI w/ Shane O’Mara – SPARROW AND SWAN ALBUM TOUR

Since the release of Snarski’s acclaimed debut solo album “Wounded Bird” there’s been an album of cover songs (by request | recorded on an iphone)~ “Low Fidelity”, then the return to his beloved band The Blackeyed Susans for the album “Close Your Eyes and See” ...and in-between a set of short whimsical, music and family related tales within his sweet memoir “You’re Not Rob Snarski ~ Crumbs from the Cake”.

 So it makes perfect sense “Sparrow & Swan” (his second solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes ~ there are stories here from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki ...and the weather ~ there’s always the weather, the extremities ~ the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice ...and birds, what’s with the birds?

The album was recorded over spring and summer at Yikesville Studios in Yarraville with maestro guitarist Shane O’Mara at the helm along with Snarski whispering instructions.

A delightful cast of musicians contributed to the recording including the vocal talents of Rebecca Barnard, acclaimed gal duo “Broads”, the wandering hands of Kiernan Box on piano, both Ben Franz and Rosie Westbrook on double bass and Ben Wiesner on drums and percussion.

The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki ~ think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.

 With Snarski’s golden croon, comes O’Mara’s distinctive guitar, the gal’s jaw dropping harmonies, an exquisite rhythm section where double bass is king ~ all carrying these poignant, epic tales.

This album includes some beautiful, inspired writing, reams and reams of lyrics.

Have You Ever Been To Helsinki? Nor have I.

 $30 ON THE DOOR

https://www.facebook.com/RobSnarski 


Date: Sunday 14 April
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
ROB SNARSKI w/ Shane O’Mara – SPARROW AND SWAN ALBUM TOUR

ROB SNARSKI w/ Shane O’Mara – SPARROW AND SWAN ALBUM TOUR

Since the release of Snarski’s acclaimed debut solo album “Wounded Bird” there’s been an album of cover songs (by request | recorded on an iphone)~ “Low Fidelity”, then the return to his beloved band The Blackeyed Susans for the album “Close Your Eyes and See” ...and in-between a set of short whimsical, music and family related tales within his sweet memoir “You’re Not Rob Snarski ~ Crumbs from the Cake”.

 So it makes perfect sense “Sparrow & Swan” (his second solo album) sees a gravitational pull towards the narrative, a change in direction and the song writing process. Conversation turns into song, late night tales become tunes ~ there are stories here from Brisbane cab drivers, girls from Belfast ‘74 in search of Van Morrison, football players and their protégés, relationships sparked in TABs, sightings of Robert Mitchum at Mitcham Station, a sailor in search of Helsinki ...and the weather ~ there’s always the weather, the extremities ~ the sun burning a hole in the sky or snow falling upon ancient ice ...and birds, what’s with the birds?

The album was recorded over spring and summer at Yikesville Studios in Yarraville with maestro guitarist Shane O’Mara at the helm along with Snarski whispering instructions.

A delightful cast of musicians contributed to the recording including the vocal talents of Rebecca Barnard, acclaimed gal duo “Broads”, the wandering hands of Kiernan Box on piano, both Ben Franz and Rosie Westbrook on double bass and Ben Wiesner on drums and percussion.

The musical palette lies somewhere between Havana and Helsinki ~ think a Cuban cigar with a licorice ice cream.

 With Snarski’s golden croon, comes O’Mara’s distinctive guitar, the gal’s jaw dropping harmonies, an exquisite rhythm section where double bass is king ~ all carrying these poignant, epic tales.

This album includes some beautiful, inspired writing, reams and reams of lyrics.

 

Have You Ever Been To Helsinki? Nor have I.

$30 ON THE DOOR

https://www.facebook.com/RobSnarski 

Date: Sunday 14 April
Time: 5.00 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
ROB SNARSKI w/ Shane O’Mara – SPARROW AND SWAN ALBUM TOUR