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

Toby Beard & Band (WA)

Western Australia’s Toby is so much more than your average singer-songwriter. She powers through each live performance with her own lyrical talent and fierce, dynamic vocals, with audiences revelling in the genuinity and honesty of both her songwriting and her performance. Her compelling vocals and the way in which she captures her audience can’t be explained but just needs to be heard and seen. Her live performance truly is a treat.

A prolific and powerful artist, music has always been Toby’s driving force. Toby grew up in Western Australia and bases much of her work here, with strong ties in Canada, the USA and Europe. Over the past two decades Toby has captured the hearts of audiences across the globe. In the meantime, she has 9 albums, 2 live DVDs and several EPs under her belt. Between her touring and recording, it is a rare occasion that she will spend any given time in one place, setting her up for some great song writing inspiration. Toby finds her anchor in her family, her life on the road and the people she meets and this shows in her song writing. She was born to perform.

Toby has a team of musicians that work with her around the world. This team has become a strong family unit, not only on stage, but also off stage. Together they pride themselves on giving all they have to give to each and every performance. They are known for their high energy levels, their strong connection to both band mates and the audience, their beautiful harmonies and their incredible and unique way of creating fun on stage.

Over the years Toby has opened for some iconic artists including Sheryl Crow, John Butler Trio, The Waifs, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Barnes and The Indigo Girls just to name a few. She has performed at festivals worldwide including Summerfest (Milwaukee USA), WA Blues and Roots Fest (Aus), Skagen Fest (Denmark), Bardentreffen Fest (Germany), Big Time Out Fest (Canada) Utah Pride Fest (Utah USA) and L-Fest (UK).

Toby’s eclectic touring life sees her continue to spread her infectious musical vein across the globe, playing everything from sold out headline shows to impressive festival slots and supports, from barnyard gigs to canal boats and intimate bodegas for a lucky few. Her reputation as a must-see, emotionally charged live performance, intertwined with songs guaranteed to get you moving, precedes her wherever she plays.

Date: Saturday 25 May
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Toby Beard & Band (WA)

The Wheaty's 21st Birthday celebrations featuring: Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes + Alana Jagt & band

The Flannelettes:

Compelling songwriting with quirk, delivered by a fun, alt country, string band from Adelaide, South Australia Kaurna Yerta.

 Those moments when a song taps into your psyche, hints at your vulnerability, and makes you smile at the same time you feel seen – The Flannelettes offer them in spades.

Drawing influence from artists such as Wilco, Gillian Welch, The Beatles, Finn brothers and Daniel Johnston, they have a gift for communicating the fragility of being human in music that’s both poignant and playful.

The Flannelettes are: Mark Curtis (vocals, acoustic guitar) Bonnie Grynchuk (vocals, upright bass), Michael Hutchison (drumkit vocals), they create quirky songs drenched in harmonies, cynicism and humour. A little bit alt-country, a lot their own sound. Since the release of their self-titled debut record in 2023 the group were awarded 'Best Country artists' at the South Australian music awards and are preparing the release of a new single in mid 2024

Indulge yourself and listen to his lyrics closely and alone. Then head to a gig and see them energised by the infectious spirit of passionate and talented performers.

 https://www.facebook.com/markcurtisandtheflannelettes 

Alana Jagt:

Alana Jagt’s dynamic rasp soars over her blend of stormy folk-rock noir that's refreshing yet somehow familiar. Live she performs powerful, vocal-led solo affairs; playful trio shows; and with her six-piece twin guitar rock band.  



Born and raised on South Australia’s Iron Triangle, Jagt cut her teeth as a teen playing keys and singing harmonies in her parents’ ramshackle blues band. At seventeen she skipped to the capital and established a song-writing outlet as one half of folk-duo Buffalo Boyfriend, but the songs quickly outgrew the folk harmony outlet, and with the 2017 release of her solo debut Wilderness, Jagt steadily built a dedicated audience in her own right–one that has followed her from beloved little Adelaide venues like the Grace Emily to performances at Adelaide Guitar Festival, and supporting artists the likes of Abbe May and Mick Thomas nationally.



If you’ve seen Alana perform live these past few years, you’ll know that at Alana Jagt shows you're as likely to hear a Ween cover as you are a folk ballad; she's as big a fan of Aldous Harding as she is Sir Tom Jones.
 
Goodbye Grotebollen is Jagt's long-awaited full-length album, released in October 2022. Granted, it didn't exactly arrive hot on the heels of her sold out debut EP, Wilderness. Okay. True. A few things slowed up the process. There was this pandemic, and before that, an aborted studio session or two, not to mention seemingly endless pressing plant delays. And oh yeah, Alana's parents' house was destroyed in a fire.

That's actually how the record got its name. Sifting through mountains of cold black slush where the house used to be, Jagt discovered a charred, discoloured photograph depicting a cake of mysterious origins. "Turns out, my parents once worked in a tulip bulb sorting factory in Holland for a bit," she says. "When they were due to leave, they brought in this farewell cake to enjoy with the other workers. Grote bollen translates to 'big bulbs'... there could be a Dutch pun happening there, I'm not exactly sure, but I eventually came to think of these songs as my bulbs and now I'm saying goodbye to them."



It's this carefree eclecticism that immediately set Jagt apart from Adelaide's prolific 'Americana' scene. With a meaty rock band formed around Jagt's instinctive, distinguished song writing, and with their deft shape-shifting ability, Jagt can (and will) play a tiny gin bar one night and Brisbane's coveted BIGSOUND festival the next.



Goodbye Grote Bollen was supported by a slew of full band shows in the Spring and Summer of 2022. "It's a relief to finally put this record out there", Jagt says. "Because, as audiences will soon find out, we've got some pretty big new bulbs growing already."  Following the release of the album Alana won ‘Best Artist’ at the South Australian Music Awards 2023.

Date: Sunday 26 May
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Wheaty's 21st Birthday celebrations featuring:  Mark Curtis & The Flannelettes + Alana Jagt & band

The Jensen Band Launch + House Of Pillars

Rhys Jensen is a singer-songwriter in Adelaide, South Australia who's recently released his first EP, 'Love Letters Just For You' in 2024. He's been going around Adelaide and playing live with a loop station in replacement of a band, using only his acoustic guitar. But on this night, Rhys Jensen's full band will be making their debut performance at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. He will be accompanied by drummer Jess Black, bassist Anthony Steer, and lead guitarist Kobe Willis.

 Emerging from Adelaide, Australia in 2023, House of Pillars is the smooth soul-infused indie pop project of singer-songwriter Aden Quinn. With rich piano, brass, and vocal harmonies embellishing subtle, and sophisticated grooves, House of Pillars creates a sound that engages with melody and encourages you to move with the music – while also projecting an often-motivational lyrical style that does its work to uplift the listener. The project’s beginnings have been built on live performance, with Quinn bringing together a talented cast of Adelaide musicians to conjure up the songs on stage. And now, with the chemistry flowing from the gigging circuit, House of Pillars has entered the studio for the first time recording a string of tracks including the breezy debut single 'Better Late Than Never'. 

TIX - $15 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Friday 31 May
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $10
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The Jensen Band Launch + House Of Pillars

MonBulk

MonBulk is a band whose collective experience of writing and playing original music spans decades: pop, funk, acoustic and rock-infused melodies drawn from current and past live and recorded projects. Audiences have loved and been immersed in old and new songs and have encouraged more. We are happy to return to the Wheaty, Saturday June 1, 2024, from 8:00pm!

MonBulk:

Ben Riley                                Drums

Chris Coleman                       Guitar

Kym Lawry                            Keyboards

Luke Thomson                       Vocals/Guitar

Mark Calligeros                     Bass/Vocals

Stephanie Thomson             Vocals

Date: Saturday 1 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
MonBulk

Glen Skuthorpe & Band

A master of melodies, Glenn Skuthorpe is one of Australia's most prolific and powerful lyricists, composer, and performer.

Glenn Skuthorpe continues to take audiences on an unforgettable journey around the world by performing at prestigious venues such as Adelaide Fringe, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Byron Bay Blues Fest, Woodford festival, BIGSOUND Australia, Calgary, Edmonton and more.

Join Glenn for an acoustic set featuring new songs from his upcoming 7th album release, followed by a second set with the band. Glenn's sound spans a vast gamut from urban street blues to wide open skies - making him an artist that you simply must experience live!

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Sunday 2 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Glen Skuthorpe & Band

COMA - MAISIE B. + AUTUMN DISTRICT

 

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 3 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - MAISIE B. + AUTUMN DISTRICT

NO WAVE - Poetry Readings

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. 

 Curated by a team of local poets, 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

 

 
Hosted by Hossein Asgari
Featuring:
 
Ameilia Walker
Elise Westin
Ben Adams
Bea Roy

$5 ENTRY

7 for 7.30pm start

 

 

Date: Wednesday 5 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $5
Tickets at the door
NO WAVE - Poetry Readings

Murk Lurker Live Album Recording + Live Slug Reaction

Equal parts Art Blakey and Funkadelic, Murk Lurker is an original music project that features some of South Australia’s best young players. Murk Lurker will be committing a live set to tape on June 6th.

 Backbeats, swirling synths, and a hard-bop horn section. Along with musings on Adelaide’s colonial history. Port Adelaide was once a stinking swamp.

 Live Slug Reaction is a 5-piece band that serves groove over gratuitous shred and mood over mega crazy harmony. They will make you feel like a slug in ways nobody else ever has before.

TIX - $20 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Thursday 6 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $15
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Murk Lurker Live Album Recording + Live Slug Reaction

The Hoverchords

Inspired by instrumentals of days gone by, The Hoverchords’ sound is a mix of desert jams, film soundscapes, twangy reverb-drenched guitars and 60’s surf garage music.  

 


Date: Friday 7 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
The Hoverchords

The Backyarders Album Launch + Sad Sad Tim

After several years toiling away behind the garden hedge, The Backyarders have birthed their first full length album and are set to launch it at one of their favourite Adelaide venues, The Wheatsheaf.

The musical equivalent of a sausage on bread at your local hardware store, The Backyarders are the epitome of Australian Backyard culture. Delivering a high-energy performance laced with accordion, violin and gang vocals; contemporary folk, punk and rock meet whisky-soaked shanties in an explosive blend of comedic and musical influences.

Supporting on the night will be good friends Sad Sad Tim - a refreshingly fun Adelaide musical group bringing to life the surprisingly jubilant music of the eponymous singer-songwriter.

As Aussie as Vegemite, be prepared for chooks, fairy bread, hills hoists, very specific directions to Glenelg, and a bloody good time!

TIX - $15 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Saturday 8 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $12
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The Backyarders Album Launch + Sad Sad Tim

Tiny Little Grandeur + John Lattin

Meet Tiny Little Grandeur, the alt-country band hailing from South Australia. Led by Willy Baylis (UK), this 5-piece supergroup features his wife Sinead on drums, alongside local talents Matt Hill (Ghyti/The Man Himself), Lucy Campbell (The Aves), and Myles Hopkinson (The Yarbles). Together, they craft twangy folk-pop tunes infused with catchy melodies and harmonies, all wrapped in a blanket of wistful nostalgia.

John Lattin is a singer songwriter creating catchy fun tunes and ditties who likes comfy old time music, lounge, folk and jazz butchery, and last year launched the album ‘Heart Breaks Itself’ with Blackpenny at the Wheatsheaf. John draws upon work in hospital music therapy to create sounds for human experience and is pleased to return with a fresh approach and new batch of songs.

Both acts are linked with canine-friendly Howling Beagle Records. Cats welcome.

Date: Sunday 9 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $0
Tiny Little Grandeur + John Lattin

COMA - SAM ANNING 'EARTHEN' ALBUM RELEASE (VIC)

 

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.

 $35 ENTRY - MEMBERS $30


Date: Monday 10 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $35
Tickets at the door
COMA - SAM ANNING 'EARTHEN' ALBUM RELEASE (VIC)

Emma Luker's Tune Book Launch- with The Fiddle Chicks & Soursob Bob

Emma Luker is a fiddle player-about-town and has just released a book of tunes and stories from her life so far.
 
Emma will be performing with her friend Dee as The Fiddle Chicks, who are an energetic original folk duo who create songs and tunes with only fiddles and stomp-boxes. 
 
Also joining Emma on the night is the original Adelaide singer-songwriter Soursob Bob.
Date: Thursday 13 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $0
Emma Luker's Tune Book Launch- with The Fiddle Chicks & Soursob Bob

Sofia Menguita "Growing Pains" EP Launch + Bonnie & The Walnuts

Launching her sophomore EP, "Growing Pains", Sofia Menguita has delicately crafted her own sound universe that fuses pop, rock, and dusty folk, with deeply-felt writing. This new creation reflects on love and desire rooted in her adolescence.
 
Supporting her is 'Bonnie & The Walnuts' - a passion project headed by multi-instrumentalist and Adelaide local boy Troy Bonnie Anderson.
Date: Friday 14 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Sofia Menguita "Growing Pains" EP Launch + Bonnie & The Walnuts

63 Deluxe

63 Deluxe are an original blues infused funk rock trio with soulful grooves hailing from Adelaide SA. If you haven't caught these boys live, now's your chance Crafted music and thoughtful lyrics with room for improvisation! That’s exactly what you can expect to hear at a 63 Deluxe live show. The Deluxe boys will light up the Wheaty stage yet again for a groove filled night.



Date: Saturday 15 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
 63 Deluxe

Stirling Silver + Gallowglass

Stirling Silver was formed to perform at a birthday party in Stirling in July 2021. Based on the Adelaide Hills village, the band’s name is, obviously, a pun on the hallmark alloy, sterling silver. Stirling Silver was initially formed to play Johnny Cash songs, along with similar country material.

The band has since been joined by Lizzie Hughes (Hurting Curtis, the Charm Offensive) and more recently in mid 2023 by Billy Bob Rankine, thus extending its repertoire in a more eclectic direction.
 
 
 
Gallowglass: a five piece Celtic-inspired instrumental folk band who include original songs in their repertoire.
 
TIX - $15 ON THE DOOR
 
 
Date: Sunday 16 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $15
Tickets at the door
Stirling Silver + Gallowglass

COMA - DEFACTO BROTHERS + OMENS

 

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 17 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $20
Tickets at the door
COMA - DEFACTO BROTHERS + OMENS

Almost Evelyn

Almost Evelyn return to the Wheaty with their three-part harmonies and beautiful and poignant original songs. 
 
The band has been in the studio recording a “long list” of songs for their first album, and will be playing them all.
 
Help them decide which ones should make the cut!
Date: Friday 21 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Almost Evelyn

Holly 'Cookie' Baker + Charles Jenkins (VIC) + Jen Lush + Vile Bloom

Four uniquely accomplished songwriters play two sets 'song for song' on a winter's evening; sharing the stage, passing the baton and sharing the stories behind the music. A place for friends, poetry and songs, old and new. Curated and hosted by Holly 'Cookie' Baker. 

TIX - $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Saturday 22 June
Time: 7.00 PM
Cost: $25
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Holly 'Cookie' Baker + Charles Jenkins (VIC) + Jen Lush + Vile Bloom

Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Concert

Fusing folklore and legend with a good heady serve of pagan mystery, Spiral Dance presents an eclectic blend of traditional English/Celtic folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes that are influenced by the myths and legends from the lands of their ancestors and the land that they live upon today. Ever evolving, Spiral Dance welcomes you to this year's Winter Solstice celebration with a new lineup.

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Sunday 23 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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Spiral Dance Winter Solstice Concert

Down Under to Edinburgh: An Aussie Music Quiz Night Fundraiser

'Down Under: The Songs that Shaped Australia' (formerly Mixtape Australia) is heading to Edinburgh in August after winning the House of Oz Purse Prize at the 2024 Adelaide Fringe. The prize includes return flights and accommodation for 4 members of our 6 piece band as well as some PR assistance and venue hire. We are fundraising to cover flights and accommodation for our other two band members and anything extra will go towards livings costs for the band - it's pretty expensive to live in Edinburgh for a month!

Musical director and co-writer, Aaron Nash, has put together an Aussie Music Quiz Night where you'll have the opportunity to win great prizes, test your knowledge and enjoy some good old fashioned competition with a room of fellow Aussie Music lovers. With live music performed by the original Mixtape Australia band, including multi-award-winning performer Michelle Pearson, this is where RocKwiz meets the Great Aussie Songbook! 

Details:

Thursday 27 June, 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We expect to be finished by 9:30pm.

The Wheatsheaf Hotel - 39 George Street, Thebarton. 

You can bring your own supper or you can enjoy food from the visiting food truck. Drinks can be purchased from the bar.

Teams of 4 to 6 participants - If you want to attend but don’t have a group of 4 to 6 people please get in touch as we can possibly add you to a group. 

All funds raised at the quiz night go directly to our Edinburgh project. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity. Stay tuned for more information on prizes!

For information and further questions please contact Michelle Pearson on info@werallycreative.com 

TIX - $30 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)


Date: Thursday 27 June
Time: 6.30 PM
Cost: $25
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Down Under to Edinburgh: An Aussie Music Quiz Night Fundraiser

Whitebulb + Perfect 50

The sensational four-piece band, Whitebulb, humbling bring you some astonishing melodies in their set with Perfect 50, drawing inspiration from the likes of prodigies like The Beatles and Queen, while offering their own flavours with storytelling and natural talent.

Their young, irresistible charm draws you in and leaves you with an unforgettable night of enjoying lovingly cultivated music and lyrics- that you’ve probably written in your journal yourself.

Playing alongside the folk rock band Perfect 50, with their whimsical and dreamy sound.

Their inventive and creative performances will leave you longing to come again- to have fun and experience their remarkable talent with all of your senses. 

Date: Friday 28 June
Time: 8.00 PM
Cost: $0
Whitebulb + Perfect 50

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!

2-5pm

Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Crackle & Pop's Pop-Up Record Shop!

Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

The Wheatsheaf Ceramics and Glass Sale is coming up on Saturday 29th of June from 2pm to 5pm.  

A highlight on the calendar, this twice-yearly event is run by ceramic and glass artists selling direct to the public.  

Come meet the artists and expect to find treasures ranging from small cups and every day vessels to special exhibition pieces and sculptures. 


Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 2.00 PM
Cost: $0
Mid-Year Wheaty Ceramics and Glass Sale

Kathie Renner & The Search Party with Special Guests Laurel

Singer-songwriter, Kathie Renner, returns to the Wheatsheaf Hotel with her band The Search Party and special guests, Laurel. Kathie will showcase songs from her catalogue. Joining her onstage are Steve Todd (drums), Shaun Duncan (bass) and Tyler Venter (guitar).
 
Kathie's special guests are the fabulous vocal trio, Laurel, who write, arrange and perform songs from their ever growing repertoire.
 
TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)
Date: Saturday 29 June
Time: 7.30 PM
Cost: $20
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Kathie Renner & The Search Party with Special Guests Laurel

A History of Mississippi Country Blues - The Cal Williams Jr trio

Journey through the Mississippi Delta to discover the roots of the Country Blues sound with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Trio.

TIX - $25 ON THE DOOR (IF AVAILABLE)

Date: Sunday 30 June
Time: 4.00 PM
Cost: $20
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A History of Mississippi Country Blues - The Cal Williams Jr trio