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

Kelly Brouhaha + Gretta Ziller (VIC)

"She's known for having an extraordinarily rare voice" - CLARE BOWDITCH

The South Australian Award Winning Songwriter is one of those artists who's unique style simply cannot be put into a box. 
 
From big blues to soulful country, it is music that is real and raw and vulnerable.
 
"it's just so much fun, that girls got amazing pipes, she sounds like Amy Winehouse - but with more of a soulful edge as opposed to a jazz hook"
- NKECHI ANELE - TRIPLE J ROOTS AND ALL
 

Gretta Ziller (VIC) 

Gretta started her career as an Opera singer and Bagpipe Teacher, her vocal style has changed somewhat since then, she does on the odd occasion incorporate bagpipes into her set ... after all, there aren’t many folks that can sing AND play Long Way to the Top !!

But Gretta isn’t just a one trick pony, If you’ve been foolish enough to think you’ve nailed down her sound then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. Ziller's roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical, and that eclecticism is reflected in her songwriting. Her sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence is far more diverse.

 

Date: Saturday 12 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Kelly Brouhaha + Gretta Ziller (VIC)

The Boogie Men

The Boogie Men is a powerful band playing a distinctive brand of music spanning a wide range of musical styles based on British and American folk, roots and blues.  The repertoire includes a bunch of brand-new very special original tunes. The band also performs superb renditions of songs from Cocker, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Mark Knopfler, John Prine, the Allman Brothers, Bad Company, Bob Seeger, the Stones, the Bee Gees and more.

The guys have been busy during the COVID lock-down writing and recording an entire album of new original tunes. Dave Lloyd has penned a swag of lyrics which have come together beautifully with Steve brown and Mike Hutton over a few acoustic sessions. The full band rehearsed the tunes ready for recording. “One full day and we tracked all the beds. We’re really pleased with the result and quite proud of the tunes” Steve Brown.

The Band is Steve Brown, Michael Hutton, David Lloyd, Richard McDonald and Ron Kosmider.

Date: Sunday 13 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Boogie Men

SCALA - IZZY'S ACOUSTIC SESSION + EMBER ALLY + 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 17 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - IZZY'S ACOUSTIC SESSION + EMBER ALLY + Scala Spotlight Acts

Jimmy Bay + Axe & the Ivory

Jimmy Bay:

Multi-instrumentalist, JimmyBay is a true Australian blues/folk performer. In his live performances, his emotive and original songs are intersected with honest and sometimes humorously tragic stories from his travelling nomadic lifestyle.

https://www.facebook.com/jimmybaymusic 

Axe & the Ivory:

Adelaide based indie-folk band, Axe & the Ivory, are building a reputation for their intricate guitar melodies, harmonies and song writing skills. The band has recently supported artists including Raised by Eagles, Kelly Brouhaha and the Myles Mayo Trio (Special Patrol) and will be re-joining the 500 Miles of Music Tour through regional South Australia in 2021, to promote the release of their upcoming EP.

 

Date: Friday 18 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Jimmy Bay + Axe & the Ivory

Kelly's Wayke - SOLD OUT

Kelly’s Wayke was actually born at an Irish wake for Mick Murphy, brother of band member Brian Murphy and family friend of the Kelly‘s, So when the Kellys‘ and the Murphys got together for Micks wake, all the old irish songs our parents had taught us when we were growing up were played to celebrate Micks life.
 
We were playing for 6 to 7 hours at the back room of the pub, when the publican came into the room, we thought he was going to kick us out for making too much noise, but he said “no, we turned off the jukeboxes hours ago, we’ve been listening to you guys all night”. A quick phone call from Damien to Brian and Paddy the next day and Kelly’s Wayke was born, and we celebrate life.
 
$25 ON THE DOOR (if available)
 
Date: Saturday 19 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Kelly's Wayke - SOLD OUT

Chris Finnen Band DVD release. - live in lockdown 2020

The Chris Finnen band have great pleasure in announcing the release of their new DVD. ‘Live in lockdown 2020”. A concert performed during last years Winter COVID lockdown period. This disc features 11 electrically charged performances, including original compositions and rearrangements of old favorites, all wrapped up in a distinctive Finnen band style. We invite you to come along and share this music with us. You can even take the concert home with you, come along and enjoy yourselves, best wishes to all from The Chris Finnen band.


Date: Sunday 20 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Chris Finnen Band DVD release. - live in lockdown 2020

COMA - CURATED BY ADAM PAGE! Tom Pulford Group presents 'Resilience' Out of Sinc.

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 21 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - CURATED BY ADAM PAGE! Tom Pulford Group presents 'Resilience' Out of Sinc.

MOSTLY BOOKS PRESENTS- Author event: Ianto Ware, Mother & I

At the age of twenty-four, Dimity Ware received a kidney transplant. Her doctors told her she could never have children and would probably die in her thirties. In response, she announced her lesbianism, left her husband, and gave birth to a son. 

 After his mother's death, Ianto Ware revisits his childhood in suburban Adelaide, where his mother — single parent, lesbian feminist, and ardent socialist — waged a four-decade war on her conservative neighbourhood, primarily through the medium of gardening.

 Driven by humour, insight, and love, Mother & I is part family memoir, part history of working class life, and part homage to suburban eccentricity. 

 On June 23rd, Ianto will  join us in conversation to celebrate the force of character that defies conformity and the love that prevails against bigotry.

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Date: Wednesday 23 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
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MOSTLY BOOKS PRESENTS- Author event: Ianto Ware, Mother & I

Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Elder Conservatorium of Music present an evening of original music by students of the Popular Music program.   Featuring 4 bands, come and experience the work of some of Adelaide’s most exciting emerging songwriters.


Date: Thursday 24 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
Elder Conservatorium Song Writer’s Showcase

Lizzie Hosking, The "Lady Snake" EP release + Ember Ally

Adelaide singer "Lizzie Hosking" is an up and coming RnB/Pop artist with a collection of fun, thrilling and fantastic original music. She started her original music journey when she released her debut single "Numb" in 2020 and since then Lizzie has continued to drop new and fun music that continues to spark the interest of listeners. For her next release she will be dropping "Lady Snake" , her Debut EP with 5 tracks written over the course of a year. Lizzie's band includes artists she has met through her university degree, Caitlin Langman, Rebecca Andrews, Aden Quinn, Amber Timms and Michael Perkins came together last year and have formed a band that continues to wow all of their listeners.


Date: Friday 25 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Lizzie Hosking, The "Lady Snake" EP release + Ember Ally

Blue Katz

Out of the cradle endlessly rocking, the venerable BLUE KATZ return to the starry stage with rock, blues and swing for the masses. You never know quite what you’ll get with this powerhouse trio but you know it will be funny, spontaneous, rockin’ and real.  

With:

STEVE GOWER –guitar, vocals, harmonica

STUART (BIG DADDY) DAY – bass and vocals 

BILLY REGIONE  - drums, vocals and that

Date: Saturday 26 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Blue Katz

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 27 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Bluegrass Junction

SCALA - SUNEE HOLLAND + THE TINMEN + 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 1 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - SUNEE HOLLAND + THE TINMEN + Scala Spotlight Acts

The Satellites

THE SATELLITES are undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest rockabilly and roots acts around.

 They are a talented and enthusiastic mix of musicians, and songwriters dedicated to REAL rock music.

 Belinda’s distinctive vocal style and solid rhythm guitar is one of the driving forces of this act. Weather belting out a wild 50’s flavoured rockabilly tune or delivering a sultry & sweet ballad, you’ll be amazed at how authentic and captivating it is to be part of the show.

 Steve M’s solid pounding bass and energetic performance coupled with his gravely vocal tones makes for the perfect complement to a solid line up of performers.

 Hayden is the newest member of the Satellites, bringing a fresh burst of energy with his snappy chops. With years of experience playing Rockabilly & Surf, he is one talented drumming machine. Hayden can belt out the coolest of rhythms that would make the likes of Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich proud! 

 Steve G is the tone that shapes their sound. From screaming guitar solos (ala Brian Setzer style), to his unbelievable cool and mellow sound that you would swear were coming straight out of a vintage Sho-Bud pedal steel. Steve’s talents are unmistakable and a joy to hear.

   

Date: Friday 2 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Satellites

Songs and stories with Bromham and Luke Marshall

We Bromhams have been working hard on some new songs which all follow the narrative of one true story which is very dear to us. Before we record these new tunes we wanted to put on a special show to tell you the story and play you the songs. And what better place to put on such a show then the beloved Wheaty.

 To add to the enticement and intrigue we have asked our good friend Luke Marshall to come and share some songs and stories of his own. Luke is an incredibly talented folk-song writer and has made a name for himself nationally and internationally by traveling and sharing stories.

 

We can’t wait.


Date: Saturday 3 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Songs and stories with Bromham and Luke Marshall

Taasha Coates (The Audreys)

Singer, songwriter and multi-intrumentalist Taasha Coates triumphantly returns to the Wheatsheaf with her trio after a string of sellouts there late last year and earlier this year.

 

She was the voice of multiple ARIA Award winning folk-rock band The Audreys.

 

The Audreys launched in 2006 with Triple J faves “You and Steve McQueen”, “Oh Honey’ and “Banjo & Violin”, then went on to grace almost every major festival in Australia. They rocked theatres and clubs in Europe, North America and Australia, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, wrote music for live theatre, won awards, hit the charts, went gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll. 

Taasha released four studio albums with The Audreys, then in 2016 she released her debut solo album, "Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts" produced by Shane Nicholson and released on ABC Music.

Switching between piano, guitar and ukulele, Taasha performs songs from her solo album, the odd cover and of course a solid dose of Audreys hits. With songs about love, death, sex and an embarrassing array of ex-boyfriends, Taasha’s shows are sassy, charming and often unexpectedly funny. Limited numbers, don’t miss out.

Date: Sunday 4 July
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Taasha Coates (The Audreys)

COMA'S Sweet 16th Birthday featuring: Hilary Kleinig + Marmalade trio + Pocket String Quartet + COMA Committee Ensemble

 

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 5 July
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA'S Sweet 16th Birthday featuring: Hilary Kleinig + Marmalade trio + Pocket String Quartet + COMA Committee Ensemble

NO WAVE & WAKEFIELD PREES PRESENTS: PETER BAKOWSKI & KEN BOLTON "NEARLY LUNCH" BOOK LAUNCH WITH KEVIN ROONEY


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
 
 7 for 7.30pm 

Date: Wednesday 7 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $0
NO WAVE & WAKEFIELD PREES PRESENTS: PETER BAKOWSKI & KEN BOLTON "NEARLY LUNCH" BOOK LAUNCH WITH KEVIN ROONEY

Kim Salmon – Haunted Grooves (VIC)

Kim Salmon has his share of ghosts lurking within his career.

 Scientists drummer Brett Rixon, STM double bass player Andrew Entch. Chicago native, Phillip Hertz, ex wife and one time Scientists manager Linda Fearon, Lowbrow auteur and drummer Nick Combe and ofcourse - Brian Henry Hooper and Spencer P Jones …

 They all managed to have their life story intersect Kim’s and those intersections have created a significant effect on Kim’s story.

 Haunted Grooves is Kim’s telling of some of the stories left to him by people he’s collaborated with who are no longer around to tell them.

 With long time collaborator Mike Stranges and a Boss RC 1 loop pedal, Kim will resurrect some of those no longer lost, but still very much haunted grooves!

 

Date: Friday 9 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Kim Salmon – Haunted Grooves (VIC)

COMA - Exquisite Corpse Listening Party

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.

 $5 ENTRY 

Date: Monday 12 July
Time: 6.45 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
COMA - Exquisite Corpse Listening Party

Lou Blackwell and the French Set presents: Fête de la Bastille

Lou Blackwell and the French Set have been delighting audiences with their authentic and stylish performance of songs from the great French chanson tradition. They won a Fringe weekly music award in 2018 and were the Advertiser pick of the Fringe for music in 2021. Lou lived in Paris and sang in the jazz scene, and she has brought all her Parisian fantasy back home to join with stellar band Mark Ferguson on keys, Tom Pulford on sax/clarinet, John Aué on bass and Josh Baldwin on drums.

$30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Wednesday 14 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Lou Blackwell and the French Set presents: Fête de la Bastille

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission + Courtney Rob & Snooks LaVie

Time to tempt fate and get OUT AND ABOUT 
with Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

City’s Calling Me is the brand new album from Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission and nothing is going to stop them getting around the country to play to people who have been hanging out for fine live music all year. Sure the Bluesfest cancellation was a kick in the guts but it only served to make the honest troubadours of this world more resolute there is work to be done and shows to be played. 

Squeezebox Wally - check, Brooke Rusty Russell - check, Franz on bass? Folley on the tubs? Check! Check! It’s the full line-up of the Roving Commission and they are raring to go. Time to get Out and About folks!


Date: Thursday 15 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission + Courtney Rob & Snooks LaVie

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission + Alana Jagt and the Monotremes

Time to tempt fate and get OUT AND ABOUT 
with Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

City’s Calling Me is the brand new album from Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission and nothing is going to stop them getting around the country to play to people who have been hanging out for fine live music all year. Sure the Bluesfest cancellation was a kick in the guts but it only served to make the honest troubadours of this world more resolute there is work to be done and shows to be played. 

Squeezebox Wally - check, Brooke Rusty Russell - check, Franz on bass? Folley on the tubs? Check! Check! It’s the full line-up of the Roving Commission and they are raring to go. Time to get Out and About folks!


Date: Friday 16 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission + Alana Jagt and the Monotremes

COMA - Woodworm + Ed Heddle Trio

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

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

 $20 entry - Members $12

 

Date: Monday 19 July
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - Woodworm + Ed Heddle Trio

Ryan Martin John + Fleur Green

RYAN MARTIN JOHN
After taking time away from his own songs to collaborate with rock outfit SEABASS and focus on his recording engineer exploits, local Adelaide singer-songwriter returns to his solo material, unveiling his new country-folk songs with an all new band. With EP releases in 2016 & 2017 Ryan's hiatus as a solo artist sees his return long overdue with releases expected for this year. 
 
 
FLEUR GREEN
Declared by peers as a polymath, Green lives to produce art. Poet, performer, songwriter, musician (who plays many instruments very well), Green is equipped in the seas of storytelling and imagination.

Her music is Intelligent, intense, sweet, heavy and coloured by calm as well as chaos.
 
Date: Friday 23 July
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Ryan Martin John + Fleur Green

Robyn Habel - Holy Mess EP Launch + Dean Forever

Born and raised in St Louis Missouri, Robyn has performed in numerous bands including The Everys, July 14th and JuJu Eyeballs (Triple J Unearthed winners). She has supported the likes of Stevie Wonder, Crowded House, Tom Jones, John Cale and The Violent Femmes. As a bass player she has performed with the late great Don Burrows, George Golla, Lee Konitz, Matt Monroe and the ASO to name a few. She has recorded on over 15 albums and is regularly commissioned to write songs for community events including the Primary Schools Festival of Music, and the Dream Big Festival. Robyn regularly teaches music at the University of Adelaide and St Peter’s Girls School.

Robyn and her 7 piece all-star band will be performing her original works about this holy mess we all find ourselves in.
Supported by Dean Forever, Robyn invites you to join her for an evening of creativity and chaos.

Robyn’s gigs are few and far between, so catch this local legend live while you can!


Date: Saturday 24 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Robyn Habel - Holy Mess EP Launch + Dean Forever

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 29 July
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $8
Tickets at the door
SCALA - JAMIE NEWTON + JOEL SCHROEDER + Scala Spotlight Acts

The Western Distributors (NSW)

Australia’s finest exponents of  “Alt-Country”, The Western Distributors play their own brand of Americana with an Australiana twist. 

Roots based country, honkytonk, rockabilly and rock ‘n roll songs about job boredom, a day in the life of a suburban street community, gambling fools, unattainable goals, love upsetting plans, auto wreckers fading away, shonky record deals, happiness (what’s wrong with writing about that?!) depression and all points in between played by seven musicians who not only know how to play it, but also love it.


Date: Friday 30 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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The Western Distributors (NSW)

Blue Umbrella - Featuring: The Furball Express + Brett Littlefair

Escape the winter cold under a ‘Blue Umbrella’ for a steamy bluesy evening enjoying a blast from two of Adelaide's very own blues-and-roots oriented bands. Featuring smooth-but-swampy groovesters The Furball Express, and the foot stompin', toe tappin' boogie North Mississippi sounds of Brett Littlefair.

Date: Saturday 31 July
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Blue Umbrella - Featuring: The Furball Express + Brett Littlefair

COMA presents: Emerging Artists 2021

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 2 August
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA presents: Emerging Artists 2021