“The young musician from Melbourne, with his emotion-filled nature, is comparable to that of Ed Sheeran.
With his brooding tone and fast articulation mixed with his soothing guitar riffs and soft percussion, he’s really keeping it interesting.” Few 29 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.
"It's amazing what we've managed to do in that time, four self-released albums, with another nearly done, thousands of gigs around Australia with time spent overseas, all as a totally independent act.
The fact we still love doing our work, live and in the studio, after all this time, is a testament to our passion for making music." A huge night at The Wheaty with Slim Dime (Melb) & South Australia's own Cherry Pickers, back to back for a full night of Bluegrass & Old Time music - Sat Feb 10th from 9pm - free entry Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’.
With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits. A Sessions have been a fixture at The Wheaty since 2005. It is committed to presenting and raising the profile of original music in Adelaide, and indeed Australia. Having performed and recorded together in various freelance and original settings over the last few years, the boys felt that the combination of shit yarns, shit music, a tortured, self-mutilating artist and a certain domestic beer made perfect sense; they decided to go ahead and give it a Man Gogh.
Multi-award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and Canadian harp maestro Will Kallinderis will guide you through the songs and stories of early blues from Spirituals and Work Songs to Prison Ballads and Mississippi Delta Blues. Here one minute, gone the next.join The Wheatsheaf Ukulele collective as we return to the stage to rediscover those forgettable artists that gave us unforgettable one hit wonders.
With a multitude of ukuleles, voluptuous vocals and harmonies, rock distortion and some fat-ass uke bass... Since we were creatively co-birthed by entertainer Adam Page and Georgia Bradtke in 2009, The Wheatsheaf Ukulele Collective (WUC) have been having a rockin' great time playing our unique interpretation of a huge range of classic (and not so classic) hits.
Eclectic original from Cult accordion ensembles, string quartets & Jazz-ska to alt-country, nu-folk, roots & rockabilly. Email us at: [email protected] PS: no cover bands or ultra-loud combos please Folk/Punk/Roots two-piece, ill Starred Captain have re-energized, re-built and are roaring back out on the road in February & March after being forced to have a break from touring as drummer Justin Francis healed a back injury, returning to the kit to stand and deliver.
The band is performing on Sat 27th January in Esperance W. at the Cannery Arts Centre for the Can Jam Festival on their way across to South Australia.
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.