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

Adam Page - What's Your Story?

After years of composing & producing records, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page brings his most valuable creative tool to the stage; the story. Asking the question "What's Your Story?", Page urges the audience to relay imagery, inspiration & memories to enable the spontaneous music to be performed on stage. 


★★★★★ "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" - Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe).

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

$20/15 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$25/20 - ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Wednesday 10 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Adam Page - What's Your Story?

Adam Page - What's Your Story?

After years of composing & producing records, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page brings his most valuable creative tool to the stage; the story. Asking the question "What's Your Story?", Page urges the audience to relay imagery, inspiration & memories to enable the spontaneous music to be performed on stage. 


★★★★★ "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" - Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe).

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

$20/15 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$25/20 - ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Thursday 11 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Adam Page - What's Your Story?

Adam Page - What's Your Story?

After years of composing & producing records, multi-instrumentalist Adam Page brings his most valuable creative tool to the stage; the story. Asking the question "What's Your Story?", Page urges the audience to relay imagery, inspiration & memories to enable the spontaneous music to be performed on stage. 


★★★★★ "Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music-making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief" - Three Weeks (2014 Edinburgh Fringe).

"It is a rare treat to see a musician with such a masterful grasp of his craft performing with such effortless charisma, humour, and inventiveness. I was blown away. There's no one doing it quite like him". - Tim Minchin.

$20/15 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$25/20 - ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 6.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Adam Page - What's Your Story?

A History of American Folk

Journey back to the Greenwich Village coffee house scene of the early 60s with iconic songs by Dylan, Guthrie, Van Zandt, Cohen, Waits, Joni Mitchell and more as this award-winning band pay homage to the greatest American songwriters.
★★★★1/2 "Cal Williams Jr's lyrical guitar accompanied Kirkham superbly and Pill's bass weaved around." Kryztoff Raw

$25/23 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$30/25 - ON DOOR (if available)
Date: Friday 12 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of American Folk

Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

After a sell out 2020 Fringe, Adam Page returns with his kids show that's just as good for their adults - but mostly for the kids (but also for their adults!). Prepare to say things like "OOOO" and "AAHHH" as Page wrangles a multitude of sounds both silly and sillier through his space age looping pedals and effects. 

★★★★ "Adam Page, who is sometimes compared to a kid lost in a musical lolly jar himself, was very much at home introducing his instruments, pedals and toys to a younger audience... Adam usually has great audience interaction, but here with an audience of children up the front, he extended even this. Almost every track having some input" - The Clothesline, 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

$10 - FAMILY $30 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$15 - FAMILY $40 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Saturday 13 March
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $10
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Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

After a sell out 2020 Fringe, Adam Page returns with his kids show that's just as good for their adults - but mostly for the kids (but also for their adults!). Prepare to say things like "OOOO" and "AAHHH" as Page wrangles a multitude of sounds both silly and sillier through his space age looping pedals and effects. 

★★★★ "Adam Page, who is sometimes compared to a kid lost in a musical lolly jar himself, was very much at home introducing his instruments, pedals and toys to a younger audience... Adam usually has great audience interaction, but here with an audience of children up the front, he extended even this. Almost every track having some input" - The Clothesline, 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

$10 - FAMILY $30 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$15 - FAMILY $40 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Saturday 13 March
Time: 4.30 PM
Cost: $10
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Booking Fee
Adam Page - For Kids... and their Adults

A History of American Folk

Journey back to the Greenwich Village coffee house scene of the early 60s with iconic songs by Dylan, Guthrie, Van Zandt, Cohen, Waits, Joni Mitchell and more as this award-winning band pay homage to the greatest American songwriters.
★★★★1/2 "Cal Williams Jr's lyrical guitar accompanied Kirkham superbly and Pill's bass weaved around." Kryztoff Raw

$25/23 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$30/25 - ON DOOR (if available)
Date: Saturday 13 March
Time: 9.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of American Folk

A History of British Blues

Travel back to the early sixties blues clubs of London with this multi-award winning blues band featuring Cal Williams Jr. 

Experience the iconic blues songs by Eric Clapton, Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Alexis Korner, Duster Bennett, John Renbourne, Nick Drake and more as you discover the sounds and stories of this vibrant British blues era.

★★★★★ "Exceptional Musicianship" Clothesline Magazine 
★★★★★ RIU

$25/23  @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$30/25 ON DOOR (if available)
Date: Sunday 14 March
Time: 3.00 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of British Blues

A History of Mississippi Blues

Explore the birthplace of the blues with this multi-award winning blues band as they perform the songs of Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt and more and listen to the stories of these iconic blues pioneers.

★★★★★ "Music at it's best. These guys are the real deal and the show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.

A must-see show!

$25/23 - @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$30/25 - ON DOOR (if available)
Date: Sunday 14 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $25
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A History of Mississippi Blues

COMA - Lyndon Gray and Jarrad Payne present Ogino // Invidia

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 15 March
Time: 6.45 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
COMA - Lyndon Gray and Jarrad Payne present Ogino // Invidia

Wide Open Road - tribute to the Triffids

A group of fine and well seasoned Adelaide musicians have come together to pay tribute to the wonderful songs of The Triffids. Playing songs from across their whole career, this tribute's aim is to do justice to the very influential, diverse, unique, 1980's, Perth band. Come along and pay tribute to The Triffids too.

$20/15 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$25/20 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Wednesday 17 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Wide Open Road - tribute to the Triffids

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

Happy Birthday to UKE! After 10 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back to perform a very special 'favourites' show, the best songs selected by them & past members from over the years. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Hip-hip-hooray! 

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!

$30 @ADELAIDEFRINGE 
$35 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Thursday 18 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

Happy Birthday to UKE! After 10 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back to perform a very special 'favourites' show, the best songs selected by them & past members from over the years. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Hip-hip-hooray! 

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!

$30 @ADELAIDEFRINGE 
$35 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Friday 19 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

Happy Birthday to UKE! After 10 sellout seasons, the WUCs are back to perform a very special 'favourites' show, the best songs selected by them & past members from over the years. As always, they'll be busting out tunes with a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals, heartfelt harmonies, rock distortion and some big-ass bass. Hip-hip-hooray! 

The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC), is a friendly gathering of like-minded folks who share an appreciation of the most tropical of instruments, the ukulele. They have been having a rockin' great time over the years playing their unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits & selling out every show! Not to be missed!

$30 @ADELAIDEFRINGE 
$35 ON THE DOOR (if available)
Date: Saturday 20 March
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $30
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The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective - 10 years! Uke Better Believe it!

Blue Sunday

Round out your Fringe enjoying a cruisy bluesy Sunday with a blast from two of Adelaide's blues-and-roots oriented bands. Featuring smooth & swampy groovesters The Furball Express, and the toe tappin' sounds of Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend.

2 bands -- 2 different collections of eclectic stompin' blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - acoustic-driven blues from across the decades. From traditional scratchy lo-fi with a swampy groove -- think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, and Tom Waits. 
Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend -- foot stompin', boogie blues music, played on guitars made from cigar boxes, hubcaps and other repurposed stuff. 

Settle back and enjoy the fun.....

$30/20 - BANK SA $23.25 - FP $20 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$35/25 - BANK SA $25 - ON THE DOOR (if availabe)
Date: Sunday 21 March
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $30
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Blue Sunday

Blue Sunday

Round out your Fringe enjoying a cruisy bluesy Sunday with a blast from two of Adelaide's blues-and-roots oriented bands. Featuring smooth & swampy groovesters The Furball Express, and the toe tappin' sounds of Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend.

2 bands -- 2 different collections of eclectic stompin' blues and roots music.

The Furball Express - acoustic-driven blues from across the decades. From traditional scratchy lo-fi with a swampy groove -- think Howlin' Wolf, Bessie Smith, and Tom Waits. 
Brett Littlefair & Devil's Bend -- foot stompin', boogie blues music, played on guitars made from cigar boxes, hubcaps and other repurposed stuff. 

Settle back and enjoy the fun.....

$30/20 - BANK SA $23.25 - FP $20 @ADELAIDEFRINGE

$35/25 - BANK SA $25 - ON THE DOOR (if availabe)
Date: Sunday 21 March
Time: 5.30 PM
Cost: $30
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Blue Sunday

Spiral Dance + Isadora's Dream

Isadora has a dream…

 Piano driven Art Rock/Pop, atmospheric and soulful guitars, beats with shifting time signatures. Eencompassing elements of dance & movement, Isadora’s Dream present a theatrical and sophisticated fusing of musical genres. Capturing emotive lyrics, romance and the drama of nature.

 Isadora invites you to feel... to be changed!

 Vocals (Isadora Dream), Guitars (Damien Williams) Keys (Harry Mill) Drums (Satomi Ohnishi)

 "...a truly unique voice, which she utilises and projects with the confidence of an experienced artist.” Sarah Jane Justice - All Over Adelaide Arts Magazine 

 “…eclectic yet accessible, sincere art rock devoid of grandiloquence and performed with character.” Bián Hickman - Clothesline Magazine, Adelaide

 “progressive rock without the bombast or self-indulgence. Imaginative yet highly accessible. Contemporary themes distinguished by old-school musicianship. Colorful harmonies and deftly managed meter changes that are essential to the music’s message”. Peter Dowdall, Producer - Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide

 "...atmospheric, theatrical, dramatic, and romantic this music feels experimental but has a solid rock base…a unique sound”. Rowena Garcia - Man About Adelaide - Art & Culture Magazine

 

YouTube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBL0s-7ictI

SPIRAL DANCE

Fusing folk-lore and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional English folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Rousing melodies intertwine with mythical tales that will spirit you into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time – this is music that will rock your ancestors! 
http://www.spiraldance.com.au 

Date: Friday 26 March
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance + Isadora's Dream

ARBA presents - Autumn Blues

With Gwyn Ashton, Paul McLeod, Dave Rhodes, Jack Mouhales and Craig Lauritsen

 
ARBA continues its run of acclaimed Seasonal Shows with another unique, all-star line-up. Do not miss this once-off show, buy tickets now as these shows always sell-out!

$30 on the door (If available)


Date: Saturday 27 March
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $25
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ARBA presents - Autumn Blues

Akoustic Odyssey

Akoustic Odyssey are an Adelaide based, original, instrumental group. Their instrumentation is unusual in it's format. Consisting of classical and steel string guitars(Joshua Tsounis), cello and bass guitar (Stephan Richter), violin (Emma Luker), percussion (Anne Harrington)drums (Wade Nixon), flute, clarinet and soprano saxophone (Tim Nott). This combination creates a rich and truly unique sound.  The blend of original works and the newness of the sound make Akoustic Odyssey true innovators. It has been described that “Akoustic Odyssey are uncatergorisable” (Julia Lester ABC Classic FM) and their music is “crucial evidence of the treasure trove of musical genius we are blessed with in South Australia” (David Jobling, Independent Weekly-2007) They are influenced by so many different musical styles including Rock, Classical, Jazz, Greek, Spanish, Latin, Middle Eastern, African and Celtic that this in turn makes them truly Australian.

Founded in 2005 their first major performance was at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival. It was here that they won the Bank SA people's choice award. 

In 2009Akoustic Odyssey were invited to perform at the WOMADelaide festival. During the same year the band traveled to Canberra to perform at the National Folk Festival. The band continues performing and recorded several CD’s, which receive regular support and airplay on local and national radio stations such as ABC Classic FM, SBS radio, Radio Adelaide and 3D.


Date: Sunday 28 March
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Akoustic Odyssey

COMA- The Joshua Baldwin Quartet (ADL, 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.

 $25 ENTRY - MEMBERS $20


Date: Monday 29 March
Time: 6.45 PM
Cost: $25
Tickets at the door
COMA- The Joshua Baldwin Quartet (ADL, NY)

Thomas Voss Big Band

Formed in 2018, the Thomas Voss Big Band brings together seventeen of Adelaide's finest jazz musicians to perform trombonist/composer Voss' original music, as well as a selection of classic big band works. The ensemble released their debut album 'Live at Wizard Tone' in 2019 in collaboration with acclaimed vocalist Lauren Henderson, and has sold out all of their previous performances at the Wheatsheaf.

 

Band Lineup

Composer/Bandleader: Thomas Voss

Saxophones: Alex Musolino, Alex Ioakim, Jordan Noble, Christina Guala, Vashti Tyrell

Trumpets: Sean Helps, Sam Eads, Luke White, Josh Chenoweth

Trombones: Gareth Davis, Alex Taylor, Andrew Ey, Cass Pope

Guitar: Ben Finnis

Piano: David Goodwin

Bass: Bonnie Aue

Drums: Sam Millar

$30/25 Pre-sale

$35/30 on the door (if Available)

Date: Wednesday 31 March
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $30
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Thomas Voss Big Band

Velvet Moth + Somnium

VELVET MOTH (the name is a play on 60’s sludge-rock band Iron Butterfly) are an Adelaide-based quartet, with all members hailing from long-time surf/instro maestros, GT Stringer.

Sometime back in 2013, an impromtu weekend jam shockingly descended to a rock 'n’ roll tour de force featuring a tough, classic Detroit-influenced sound with wacky overtones. Still together since that time, the band’s twin guitar attack shamelessly borrows from all the great rock bands you’ve heard before, but with the added edge of original, tongue-in-cheek lyrics & crazy improvisational outbursts. Definitely one to check out live...

Currently working on a third album, previous releases are available at: https://velvetmoth1.bandcamp.com 


Date: Thursday 1 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Velvet Moth + Somnium

Doctor DeSoto + Mark Curtis

Doctor DeSoto delivers honey-and-gravel songs loaded with vintage pop feels, alt-country noir and bar-room swagger. The Go-Betweens, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty – Doctor DeSoto taps this rich vein of suburban song-writing from where the dead end streets and the dust-bowls meet.The band unites former members of ARIA winners ‘The Audreys’, and ‘Highway 31’, ‘The Milk’ and ‘Gone To Earth’.

"The music explores a range of contemporary styles, yet there is this pervading sense of nostalgia … this is a band that has the ability to encompass all the good things about the sounds of another era in rock and roll …. with instant likeability" - Wirra Creek Music

 

Mark Curtis (The Flannelettes) draws influences from artists such as Wilco, Gillian Welch, The Beatles and Daniel Johnston. He has a gift for Channelling the inner world in a way that is identifiable to any listener. He communicates the fragility of being human while keeping a certain playfulness. Drenched in harmonies, Mark Curtis and The Flannelettes 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. Their song-writing is compelling and clever, and locals might recognise some favourite spots in the lyrics” – Scenestr


Date: Saturday 3 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Doctor DeSoto + Mark Curtis

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 4 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife (QLD) Album Tour + Dan Parsons (QLD)

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife are back on the road with a rescheduled Australian tour to launch their ARIA nominated new album, You Be the Lightning.

 Combining McNeil’s Canadian roots with a shimmering indie Americana sound, the powerhouse outfit received critical praise around the country following their new release through Cooking Vinyl Australia - home to such luminary songwriters as Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin and John Prine

 With high radio rotation for singles Catch You and Not Like A Brother, You Be the Lightning was made Feature Album on Double J, PBS FM and 2SER and was followed by a coveted ARIA nomination for 'Best Blues and Roots Album’. Capping off the run of accolades, they won 'Best Country Album' at the Music Victoria Awards and received a nomination for the prestigious Australian Music Prize. 

In an unforgiving year, You Be the Lightning shone brightly, and the band can’t wait to finish what they started.

 

“It would be naïve of me to say that Tracy McNeil sounds like someone else because the truth is she’s a f*ucking force for nature, unique, a powerhouse, a slayer, a genius, a musician of the highest degree.” Nkechi Anele – Triple J

"So many of these songs sound familiar, steeped in a sound that references Fleetwood Mac, Gram Parsons and that point on the highway where country meets soul." ★★★★ Chris Familton - The Music 

An essential chapter of Australian alt-country and one of the first truly great records of 2020.” Dan Condon - Double J

 

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife celebrate the Adelaide launch of You Be the Lightninglive at The Wheaty with special guest Dan Parsons.

TIX - $20 on the door (if available)



Date: Friday 9 April
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife (QLD) Album Tour + Dan Parsons (QLD)

Kelly Menhennett Band & very special guests

Kelly Menhennett and her fabulous band are returning to the Wheaty stage together for one very special show. Joined by some very special guests it will be an arvo celebration of live music, friendship, delicious beers and birthdays. 

$30 on the door (if available)


Date: Sunday 11 April
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Kelly Menhennett Band & very special guests

Road Wings Single Launch + Los Palms + Ollie Kabbani

Road Wings are back at The Wheaty with their first full band show in over a year to support their brand new single "She Don't Like You That Way". To help celebrate this occasion are local Jangle-Rock local's Los Palms, and delta blues guitarist and singer Olliver Kabbani. 


Date: Saturday 17 April
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Road Wings Single Launch + Los Palms + Ollie Kabbani