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

Andy & Marta + Meena De Silva

Amber Mic Presents Meena De Silva and Andy & Marta at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sat Nov 27th

National booking agency Amber Mic will be hosting a show featuring Adelaide local singer/songwriters Meena De Silva and Andy & Marta at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sat Nov 27th.

Meena De Silva has forged her own path in the Adelaide Pop/RnB scene with her sophisticated, warm keys and honey-toned voice. Meena released her debut single ‘Runaway’ on all streaming platforms in July 2019. She recently released her album 'Call On Me', featuring her tracks ‘Everything We Have’ and ‘Done With You’. The album was launched at a sold-out event held at the Jade in the heart of Adelaide. Her single, 'What You've Done To Me', co-written with Adelaide producer Jason Walker, has reached thousands of listeners globally.


Influenced by artists like Rihanna Mahalia and Frank Ocean, the intimacy of Meena's live gigs and the haunting sound of her voice will stay with you. Her sometimes joyful, sometimes heartbreaking lyrics will get you moving on your feet, or swaying in your seat.

Inspired by the close harmony of the Everly Brothers & other great American folk musicians of the 50's and 60's, Andy & Marta are an Acoustic country/folk duo highlighted by beautiful male-female vocal harmonies who will make your ears feel good.


Andy & Marta are a captivating duo who have crafted their own unique style. With their versatility extending from traditional ballads to catchy tunes reminiscent of the twenties and thirties, their hooky melodies and exquisite harmonies draw you in and when the voices of these two blend you can feel the magic in the air.


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

Date: Saturday 27 November
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Andy & Marta + Meena De Silva

Wren & the Restless Few + Ave & the Ivory

Wren & The Restless Few are a South Australian Band that has found a home nestled firmly in the Americana genre.

Led by singer/ songwriter Wren Bellette, previous shared winner of the South Australian Music Award for People’s Choice Country act ‘The Heggarties’, of which she had become the principal songwriter and singer for, Wren launched her own band Wren & The Restless Few back in 2019.

Having performed at the Americana Festival in 2016 & 2018 in Nashville Tennessee, Wren had the wonderful experience of performing at ‘The Bluebird Cafe’ and the ‘George Jones Museum’ both music venue icons of the Americana and Country music industry. Wren came away from those experiences searching for a different sound and depth to her music and a changed influence to her songwriting. 

Wren & The Restless Few are just that. They are a crossover into County, Folk and Soul that feel so familiar with the legends of the 70’s, the six-piece outfit perform work that some have described as sounding like they have been around for decades, songs that people have grown up with that are reminiscent of the past. The band is quickly winning hearts everywhere with their dynamic, emotive and heartfelt performances. 

Wren & The Restless Few are currently recording their highly anticipated debut album at Mixmasters Productions, aiming to release in 2022. 

 

Axe & the Ivory have recently been described as the ‘hidden gems’ of the Australian music scene. With their ‘powerhouse vocals’, ‘intricate guitar melodies’, and ‘moving lyricism’ the four-piece outfit from Adelaide have revealed themselves to be a creative force in the indie-folk-pop scene.

Axe & the Ivory are recent winners of the ArtsSA recording grant to assist with the release of their E.P. With an appearance at Gorgeous Festival supporting Blue King Brown, John Butler Trio and Eskimo Joe already under their belts, they launched their debut EP (2 May 2015) and the band is about to drop a second E.P. titled “Let it go” at the end of March 2020.

They are inspired by the likes of Daughter, Ben Howard, Band of Horses and the Lumineers. With their distinctive ‘anthemic folk pop sensibility’ and ‘sweeping vocal harmonies’ supported by compositions of guitar, cello, piano, percussion and electronics, the group are pioneering an ‘exciting future’ for the Australian musical landscape.

Date: Sunday 28 November
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Wren & the Restless Few + Ave & the Ivory

NO WAVE Poetry Readings Series presents THE XMAS PARTY


NO WAVE POETRY READING SERIES
 
This new reading series will bring together some of Adelaide’s best poets on the first Wednesday of each month. Fans of poetry will be treated to readings from established interstate poets as well as some of the best emerging local talent. 
 
Run by local poet Dominic Symes, NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an important role in the creative development of local poets. The readings are primarily concerned with raising the profile of poetry in Adelaide, showcasing the best local talent by creating a space for diverse voices to take their craft into new and exciting places. 
 
Equally, the readings are an occasion for local poets to gather in order to encourage collaboration and enhance the sense of community surrounding poetry in Adelaide. 
 
For more information, or to register your interest to participate in a reading, please contact: nowavepoetry@gmail.com
 
 
Date: Wednesday 1 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
NO WAVE Poetry Readings Series presents THE XMAS PARTY

Alexis Naylor (WA) + Sophie Head

After postponing her tour in 2020 due to COVID-19, Alexis Naylor is ready to embark on her tour, travelling more than 25,000kms all around Australia, performing in major cities as well as regional and remote locations.

Naylor will be in Adelaide in December 2021 to showcase all the songs from her latest album 'pages from a past life' including a mesmerizing visual projection display. These songs are melded together into a slow moving musical movement allowing the audience to sit back, relax and let the music and the stories within the album wash over you. 

Joining Alexis Naylor will be a special guest, the talented Sophie Head.


Date: Thursday 2 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Alexis Naylor (WA) + Sophie Head

Andrea Dawson & Hell To Pay

Port Augusta country girl Andrea Dawson was born with a big heart and voice to match. Growing up in the bush and the farmlands and taking her music to the city was akin to the bluesmen and storytellers from the Mississippi delta relocating to their cities and as those bluesmen took their stories, Andrea’s songs are tales of family, friends, trauma and real life. She’s the real deal and it doesn’t get much more real than this.

A chance meeting with roots music songwriter, guitarist and world traveller Gwyn Ashton resulted in a musical partnership and labour of love for both of them who share a common interest in creating new music with passion. Ashton is producing, co-writing and playing guitar on this project. Now based in the big smoke of Adelaide, South Australia Dawson has assembled a professional band with seasoned players including Gwyn Ashton (Stevie Wright, Jim Keays), Chris Lambden (Screaming Believers) and Travis Dragani (the Superjesus, Baby Animals). They are in pre-production for her debut album ‘Fight Back!’

Date: Friday 3 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Andrea Dawson & Hell To Pay

Tara Coates Duo + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Based in Adelaide SA, Tara Coates (nee Carragher) melds folk roots with indie rock and alt-country influences, having performed, toured and recorded in Australia and the USA. 

Her 2016 release ‘Wicked World’ reached number two on the AMRAP’s Australian Charts, received national airplay, and, earned her a nomination for Best Female Artist in the 2017 South Australian Music Awards. 

 She has collaborated and sung on albums with the award winning New Mexico based CW Ayon, Texas based Mississippi Blues duo Old Gray Mule, and The Yearlings most recent album ‘All the Wandering’.

Tara Coates is “one of our finest folk artists” (Rip It Up, SA).'

https://www.taracoatesandsubrosa.com

Adelaide singer/songwriter Courtney Robb wants you to feel what she feels as she moves between the lines of country-infused folk and blues. Robb’s charged delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves.

Together with Snooks La Vie's soaring harmonica they create a unique and compelling sound, encompassing a soulful pop sensibility that has seen the duo attract the attention of local and interstate music festivals and music lovers alike.

Date: Saturday 4 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tara Coates Duo + Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie

Green Circles + Wild Rocket

A guitar, a bass, some drums, a little tambourine and some vocals, Off the Hip Records artistes Green Circles have released four albums of garage/psych pop jangle - Get on the outside of this, Brass knobs, bevelled edges (and in 23 different positions), Tavistock Street  and Mr Cocking’s descent. Early 2006 saw the release Black vinyl heart a UK compilation of 17 songs from the first two Australian albums, and in 2017 No room for squares, a compilation of odds & sods was released by the USA label KoolKat.
They are just putting the finishing touches on a new release.

Photo attached by Dana Eiler

Date: Sunday 5 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Green Circles + Wild Rocket

COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2021!! Sauce Code + Georgia Oatley + Jane's Beloved

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 6 December
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA PRESENTS: EMERGING ARTISTS 2021!! Sauce Code + Georgia Oatley + Jane's Beloved

SCALA - Keith Preston (duo) + Courteney Hooper (trio) + a Scala Spotlight Act

 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 9 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - Keith Preston (duo) + Courteney Hooper (trio) + a Scala Spotlight Act

Kathie Renner & The Search Party

Singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, and her band, The Search Party, return to the Wheaty to play some brand new songs and some favourites.
 
Featuring Steve Todd and Shaun Duncan, they will be joined by special guest guitarist, Hugh Stuckey.
 
"Renner's songs are stories, personal narratives that allow us into the character, history and philosophy of the writer. The songs themselves defy categorisation as they move from jazz to folk, from Latin beats to pop simplicity, while rarely reliant upon the verse/chorus, verse/chorus format that many songwriters find themselves falling into." Ray Smith.

Date: Friday 10 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Kathie Renner & The Search Party

Meanwhile Back At the Ranch

Present a chronicle of Western Swing

In the1930-50s North American swing combined with fiddles & guitars from the South to create Western Swing, Hillbilly Boogie, Cowboy Jazz - a highly entertaining new genre that took America by storm and filled dancehalls everywhere. This is classic Americana, it swings and it even boogies.

Featuring: Ted Keeley, Enrico Morena,George Klironomos, Ashley Turner, Belinda Kendall-Smith and Wilson Main.

Date: Saturday 11 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
Book Online
Meanwhile Back At the Ranch

Cookie Baker + Siberian Tiger + Lily Bandit

Raised on a farm by the seaside in rural South Australia, 2020 SA Music Award-nominated (People’s Choice - Country) Cookie Baker's trademark sparkling vocals and the poetic grit of her cool wordsmithery paint a portrait of this pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with. 

Recorded in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco - co-produced with Michael Carpenter of Sydney's Love Hz Studios - 'This Is Not A Love Song’ is an exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation, swinging the pendulum dramatically from tongue-in-cheek and unapologetic country nursery-rhymes-for-adults, to sweeping indie pop heartbreakers, to introspective and sparsely decorated contemporary folk. 

In a world of cheap thrills and quick pleasures, Cookie’s singularity is tantalisingly refreshing.

Siberian Tiger is a true labour of love for partners in life and in music, Bree Tranter & Chris Panousakis. In this case, what started as a ritual for burnout catharsis began to take shape in the stolen, quiet moments that punctuate the life of a touring musician. In the back of the tour bus, in airports and hotel lobbies, between long-distance calls, and in the still of their seaside home.

For Chris the past few years have seen him fluctuate between his solo project Timberwolf and time spent on the road as Matt Corby’s guitarist, a welcome overlap with Bree, who is a longstanding member of Corby's band. Bree’s focus was equally on the return of her band - international indie darlings - The Middle East, who played a series of highly-anticipated concerts including two sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House.

Lily Bandit features the seductive songwriting, singing, and stylings of an old soul born in the wrong decade. Blending her obsession with vintage clothing, burlesque, and 60/70's psych counterculture, she creates her own sonic sub-genre of atmospheric country indie-pop. Transporting you back in time with performative and playful storytelling, deep pocket grooves and catchy hooks, Lily describes her live show as ‘a trip you’ll always want to take’.


Date: Sunday 12 December
Time: 3.30 PM
Cost: $25
Book Online
Booking Fee
Cookie Baker + Siberian Tiger + Lily Bandit

COMA - SPECIAL EVENT! Angus Mason Trio (ADL/MEL)

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.

 $25 ENTRY - MEMBERS $20

Date: Monday 13 December
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA - SPECIAL EVENT!  Angus Mason Trio (ADL/MEL)

Nathan May Trio Featuring: Beej Barker & Nathan Rigney + Richard Gohl

Adelaide-based singer-songwriter, Nathan May, has been developing his talent since the age of three, when he began playing music in church in Darwin. A graduate of the prestigious Clontarf Academy of Darwin, Nathan was inspired to make music his fulltime career after he met President Barack Obama in 2011, and was personally urged by him to follow his dreams. 

Nathan is one of Adelaide’s hardest working live performers. In 2019, Nathan performed 80 live performances locally, including a showcase at the Adelaide Fringe “Garden Sessions” that has led his own solo show, Lost in The Dream, at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe which was sold out. 

With this show Nathan will be playing his new songs that will be released on his debut album which will be releasing in late 2022.

Date: Friday 17 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Nathan May Trio Featuring: Beej Barker & Nathan Rigney + Richard Gohl

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 18 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

SALVI'S FREE MUSICAL SWAPMEET

Well it's on again!

Our Musical Swapmeet in the illustrious Wheatsheaf Hotel 'Back Shed' A great venue with lovely people, lots of musical gear, like pedals, amps, guitars and basses, keyboards, you name it, and of course their delicious beers on tap right there at the bar!

Just bring anything you want to sell or trade, or just rock up with an eye for a bargain.


Everyone is welcome to enjoy, buy, sell, trade or just talk music! It's all good.
Forget Gumtree and the risks involved, come along to this and be in a safe, staffed environment and peruse the musical stuff!


NO RETAILERS ARE PERMITTED TO TRADE AT THESE EVENTS. COMMUNITY ONLY! 

Why pay to sell your stuff? 
Enjoy!!

2-4pm

Date: Saturday 18 December
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
SALVI'S FREE MUSICAL SWAPMEET

An Elfin Awesome Christmas with Adam Page and The Parumpapapums

Sleigh what?! Hold on for deer life as Adam Page and The Parumpapapums roast your favourite carols and carve them up into un-fir-gettably silly new Christmas classics. This show will make you feel extra santamental and maybe even like a rebel without a Claus.  

Adam will be getting up to snow good with Paul White on organ, Ben Finnis on guitar and Angus Mason on drums and baubles.

But wait, there's myrrh... Yule be sorry you mistled it!

(... if you dislike the puns you are very rude-olf)

Date: Saturday 18 December
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
An Elfin Awesome Christmas with Adam Page and The Parumpapapums

Xmas Extravaganza with The Yearlings & The Stable hands + Sette Bello & more

It’s that time of year again when The Yearlings with their band ‘The Stable Hands’ bring their Xmas Extravaganza Show to The Wheaty.  There will be the usual special guests and surprises, this year including “Sette Bello”, featuring members from infamous Adelaide royalty “Problem Pony” and “The Jeff”.

 Who knows what else will happen . . . but, whatever it is it’ll be good for you.

 

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


And I must reiterate: I reckon Rob's as good as rhythm guitarists get anywhere on Earth. She plays like a geological epoch. Masterly. Not even going near that haunting voice. Which only haunts when we need haunting. Love youse."
- Philip White


Date: Sunday 19 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Xmas Extravaganza with The Yearlings & The Stable hands + Sette Bello & more

COMA presents - Annual Benefit Night!

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

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

 $20 entry - members $12

Date: Monday 20 December
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA presents - Annual Benefit Night!

SCALA Paula Standing + The Elements + a Scala Spotlight Act

 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 23 December
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA Paula Standing + The Elements + a Scala Spotlight Act

Golonka & Friends do Xmas Eve

What better way to celebrate Xmas eve than with Golonka bringing a gypsy ho ho ho hoedown to the Wheaty!
 
With new songs and tunes, special guest artists and the usual wild and beautiful music making!!
 
And if our season's wishes come true, there may even be dancing!!!
 
Date: Friday 24 December
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $0
Golonka & Friends do Xmas Eve

CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED ALL DAY

Ahhhh......Christmas. One of the only days your favourite local bartenders get to take off work, eat too much food, and drink copious amounts of the booze they've spent all year serving.

If you need something to to while away the hours before the pub opens again, here's a Chrissy Classic for ya:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE

Happy turkey day everyone - see you at the bar on Boxing Day!

Date: Saturday 25 December
Time: 1.00 PM
Cost: $0
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLOSED ALL DAY

Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

With their sold out stadium tour of the USA and Europe stymied due the pandemic, Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst have progressed to the next best thing - performing at the Wheatsheaf Hotel in their home town of Adelaide.

They will be playing songs  from Don’s new,  double disc CD - “40x 40”.


“After listening to Morrison’s songs , as a songwriter, I feel so pedestrian”  - Dylan.


“When I come back I want to be reincarnated as Jake Morrison” - Hendrix.


“Man, that Eddie Morrison, he’s the baaasss!” - Charlie Mingus.


“Andy Przygonski - the ’Stones would have been huge if he was their drummer” - Charlie Watts


Date: Sunday 26 December
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

New Years Eve at The Wheaty with Bromham + St Jacques + Sturt Ave

What better way is there to bring in the new year than with excellent beers and joyous live music! Come and celebrate surviving another year with big folk band Bromham and their friends St Jacques and Sturt Ave. Its free entry so bring the whole gang!
 
Music from 9pm till just after midnight...pub is open till 1am.
 
Bromham:

Bromham is a magical beast. It grows and morphs but retains its soul. It harnesses otherworldly joy to create its harmonious sounds. Honesty and diversity are its weapons as it invites any and all to come and be.

 

St Jacques:

St Jacques are a bunch of indie sweeties living on Kaurna Country / Adelaide, SA. The bubbling, wholesome energy of their music is characterised by lush group vocals, soaring string arrangements, earthy pianos and heartfelt lyrics.

 

Sturt Ave:

Sturt Avenue is a folk rock family band led by SCALA award winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden. Supporting him in this endeavour is his father John, and a collection of dear friends and long-time collaborators. The music of Sturt Avenue is built on this foundation of familial bond and old friendships, with a broad catalog of songs covering themes of love, loss, and that strange nostalgia for better days that never really even happened.

 

Date: Friday 31 December
Time: 8.30 PM
Cost: $0
New Years Eve at The Wheaty with Bromham + St Jacques + Sturt Ave

New Year's Day Folk Disco with - Jen Lush & Band + Mark Curtis & Jack Williams

Jen Lush and her band of wild folk maestros sing in the brand new year with their special guests Mark Curtis & William Jack. There is no greater time for a folk disco than this, so come and join this afternoon of big hearted story-filled avalanche of good vibes and upcycled bonhomie, and bring in 2022 with live music!  

 

Jen Lush and her extraordinary band - James Brown, Sam Cagney, Paul Angas and Mark Seddon let loose their new songs from tender folk songs to rolling, fierce rock infused soundscapes that flicker and twist, storytelling is at the centre. 

 

Mark Curtis & William Jack of ‘The Flannelettes’ bring their stunning songs drenched in harmonies, vulnerability, cynicism, longing and humour and are a fresh take on an old story. "Mark Curtis and the Flannelettes bring tonnes of witty banter and fun, indie folk-rock jams to the space.”

MUSIC FROM 4-7PM


Date: Saturday 1 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
New Year's Day Folk Disco with - Jen Lush & Band + Mark Curtis & Jack Williams

Haystacks Calhoon + The High Beamers

Fresh off the release of their latest full length 'Who Cares?', fuzzed-out psych-folkies The High Beamers are bringing their big band and even BIGGER sound to the Wheatsheaf stage.
 
Meanwhile, those hootin' and hollerin' boys from Haystacks Calhoon are here to get your feet tapping, your hands clapping, and your knees slapping with their turbo-charged rockabilly. 
 
Join them to shake out those New Years Eve cobwebs and welcome 2022 in the best way possible.
 
Date: Sunday 2 January
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Haystacks Calhoon + The High Beamers