Jessica Rae Music presents ‘Rebirth’, her debut solo EP. Exploring themes of heartbreak, desire, and renewal, ‘Rebirth’ condenses Jess’ epic journey into finding herself. Supported by Phi Theodoros And Kacey Stephenson, this promises to be a night of eclectic emotional entertainment.
Mixed Spice Creative Studios is an artist-run studio, gallery, and project space in the Adelaide CBD. Born out of a passion for the Visual Arts, we support and facilitate local creatives of all disciplines by providing a melting pot for artistic processes, a space to craft their dreams, and opportunities to get out there! Mixed Spice Creative Studios is an arts incubator for creatives from the small to medium arts sector. We aid student, outsider, and grassroots artists to establish and explore their practice, and provide a space in which their artistic discourse can be expressed.
Will Kallinderis and Matt Colyer of The Young Sequoias celebrate Mississippi Delta blues, featuring songs by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside and other greats.
The Mississippi Delta blues sound is characterised by an emphasis on vamps and droning single chord rhythms usually accompanied with harmonica and drums. The Young Sequoias will get you moving to these infectious rhythms along with their raw and gritty original boogie woogie, finger picking and bottleneck slide that’s bound to bring the tin shed down at the Wheaty!!
Book online before June 15 for earlybird discount.
The Young Sequoias have been building up an increasingly compelling repertoire of infectious grooves, funky soulful originals, and renditions of various popular delta blues classics. Formed in 2018, The Young Sequoias are Will Kallinderis, vocals, guitar and harmonica and Matt Colyer, drums, percussion and bass. Featuring a style that is highly intuitive, feeding off each other’s dynamics – Will’s upbeat guitar and harmonica together with Matt’s catchy rhythms creating a surprisingly full sound from a two piece act. In 2017, Will filled in for Chris Finnen playing harmonica in Cal Williams Jr’s sold out Fringe show ‘A History Of Early Blues’. The success of the shows lead to the two of them teaming up with Kory Horwood on double bass performing regularly at festivals and shows.
Why don’t you have your Father’s Day lunch downstairs in the Arkaba bistro, and then take him upstairs and give him the best Father’s Day gift ever!
You and your dad are gonna love the Irish dancers and Pipe band, an Irish comedian and The BordererS very special guest from America – the amazing Jo Lawry who sings with Sting, Paul Simon & Peter Gabriel.
She’ll regale you with stories about being on the road with these guys, plus perform songs from her debut album I Want to Be Happy which was released in 2008 to rave reviews, and named among the “Best CDs of the Decade” by Downbeat Magazine. You may also remember her from the recent Oscar-winning documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom.
If you missed out on the 25th Anniversary Scottish Gala at the Gov, then you don’t want to let this one go by. (See review below)
Doors open 1pm, show at 2pm.
Tickets $35+booking fee
$40 on the door (if not sold out.
The BordererS 25th Anniversary Gala (Reviewed by John Glennie)
Sunday 24th March 2019
25 years later and The BordererS are still electrifying audiences across Australia and the world with their fusion of Celtic rock, zydeco, African, folk, gospel and whatever style of music that happens to take their fancy.
They returned to The Gov to celebrate and brought their original line-up. What a show they put on – it truly was a Gala!
The BordererS graced the stage to huge cheers. We were definitely in for a great evening – Jim and Alex showed that the years have not slowed them down. In fact, I think they have even more energy than they started out with in 1994.
They played two sets, each with 13 high-energy songs including some covers, highlights of their own music and Scottish classics. Mid way through the first set, The Garrick Stewart School of Scottish Dancing came to the dance floor to perform the sword dance to The Battle Song.
When The BordererS left the stage the Gala didn’t stop there. We were entertained again by the pipe band playing Scottish classics as well as covers of Queen and AC/DC and wonderfully supported by the highland dancers.
When the pipers left the floor we also had an entertaining segment from Scottish comedian & magician Kevin Kopfstein.
Back to the music as The BordererS returned to the stage for their second set. Another half dozen high energy songs with Jim and Alex dancing vigorously through all of them kicking legs to head height (I hoped that something was worn under their kilts!). Included in these songs were St Antonin (we had to sing the French chorus lines), and Jump Right In – which really did get the crowd jumping right in!
Very special guest Rachael Leahcar – runner up in the first season of The Voice – came on stage for a superb solo cover of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Rachael said she recently celebrated her 25th birthday so felt honoured to be asked to sing at The BordererS 25thanniversary! She stayed on to sing a couple of verses of Higher Ground with the band – Rachael has an angelic voice but I much preferred her voice in this song!
The BordererS finished off the set with Scottish classics including Loch Lomond – not sure who took the high road or who took the low road but they included We Are Australian in the middle of the track. The crowd went wild to The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles before a sensational evening ended on a more subdued note with We’ll Meet Again.
I was surprised when I was leaving to note that the show went for 3½ hours – it definitely did not feel that long. Hard call, but I think this is the best show I have seen so far this year! Thank you for sharing your 25thanniversary with us Jim and Alex.
See you there for the same kind of event with your dad.
Wanna dance? Come join us at the Wheaty on the last Saturday of August (31st) for a double header with the fabulous “Nobody’s Sweethearts”. Nobody’s Sweethearts are a local western swing band with THE BEST pedal steel and fiddle combo for miles around! . Join us for a listen and a dance at one of Adelaide’s premier live music venues. Tix at door.
Stay warm and hope to catch you at Troppo or the Wheaty over these winter months.
SCALA Live @ The Wheaty
Unleash your creativity through music and learn to play the ukulele with expert ukuleleist Woody Clark and his cheeky friend Hercules the Cat.
Play along to the story of Jasmina, a shy young girl at school who discovers that with the right tools, the language of music can be accessed by everyone. Bring your own ukulele or pick one up from Woody’s Wall of ukuleles. No prior musical experience necessary.
Ukuleles are handed out to to the audience who are taken on a musical journey of expression as they prepare for an imaginary annual school concert (the show’s finale). The show fosters musical literacy, including listening, improvisation, instrumental and vocal expression, ensemble playing, rounds, composition and of course introductory skills on the ukulele!
Woody Clark is a popular Victorian children’s entertainer and music teacher with over fifteen years of experience and he’s now set on sharing the gift of musical expression with the next generation of musicians and music-lovers! He regularly travels around Melbourne and Victoria, but currently calls Warburton home.
Friday, 19 July 2019 from 11:00-12:00
Sunday 15 September 2019 5.00pm
Licensed bar and cheese platters
More than just a few have said with enthusiasm that “Khristian Mizzi’s songs take them to a place they’d forgotten in themselves”. With a strong yet gentle voice, and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzireaches the hearts of his audiences with his performances. This concert will see him launching his new album.
140 min (includes interval)
Sunday 11 August 2019 5.00pm
Catherine Britt – 20 Years in the Biz
with Michaela Jenke
Tickets $30/$25 Music 5.00pm (doors 4.30pm)
Life has a way of throwing curveballs, both good and bad, and the last four years have seen Catherine fight and win a battle with breast cancer, marry her husband James and, give birth to their first child Hank with another one on the way. Out of those highs and lows comes her seventh studio album Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts, an album that rattles and rolls with life, energy and honest, autobiographical songwriting.
Catherine Britt will be performing songs from her EP released in 1999 right through her 20 year career, including all seven studio albums and even some b-sides and rarities. It will be a very special evening seeing Catherine in her element with just her guitar and her songs, stripping it back to where it all began, with the story and the song.
Special guest Michaela Jenke. Hailing from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Michaela Jenke is a singer/songwriter who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of music categorisation. At the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Michaela was named the winner of the Coca-Cola Battle of The New Stars competition, which included a performance spot to play at the closing concert of the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
140 min (includes interval)
Sunday 28 July 2019 5.00pm
Licensed bar and cheese platters