Wheatsheaf Hotel

George St Thebarton SA

SCALA 31st Birthday


Well, some people abhor the thought of entering their third decade but we at SCALA simply LOVE the attention.
Our 31st birthday celebration Thursday Nov 22nd will have you as our A-list celebs, us as your fine hosts and some great live artists to be celebrated. Hip, hip, indeed! Read on….

SCALA Live @ The Wheaty:
31st Birthday Show

Thursday 22nd November 2018

1. Jim Williams

As an artist Jim Williams stands alone, just a guitar and killer songs. His ‘Take no prisoners’ attitude to his songwriting is groundbreaking and his folk influenced style is turning the expectations of country music on it’s head, his remarkably assured new album CLICK BAIT with ARIA and Golden Guitar winning producer Shane Nicholson both honours tradition and declares JIms credentials as a distinctly original artists.

His commercial approach and the deceptive simplicity of his lyrical themes which only after repeated listening reveal their latent complexities never compromises the artistic integrity expected of a songwriter and his melodies have the presence to seem familiar while remaining distinctly his own; impossible to ignore or dismiss.

Once described as ‘an urban Johnny Cash’ for many reasons including his working class attitude, his infectious rhythmic playing, personal honesty and genuine open-heartedness that never sails close to vapid sentimentality or hollow romance, always devoid of pretension or cliché and is best appreciated in a live setting.

A swag of awards including two for APRA country songs of the year. Sharing stages with the likes of Bill, Kasey Chambers, David Moyse, Frank Ifield and Billy Fields..he may just be the best songwriter you’ve never heard of



2. Freya Lani

17-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist Freya Lani is currently recording her first independent release and is looking forward to sharing it with the world. Freya’s music is a glorious mix of indie
pop/rock and alternative pop.

Characterised by engaging lyrical stories underpinned by strong
melodies and well-crafted piano, Freya’s songs are original and emotive.

Based in the Adelaide Hills, she has been writing original music for several years and has more than fifteen songs ready to go. Freya has been building live performance experience gigging locally at
pubs, café’s and events both solo and in collaboration.

She is inspired by the music of; Billie Eilish, Banks, Taylor Swift, Skylar Grey, and Troye Sivan.

Online music
Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/freya-lani
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/freyalanimusic
Instagram: freyalanimusic

3. Robert Childs and The Song Catchers 

Robert Childs has been trying to write songs from about the age of ten. He’s still trying! He started SCALA in 1987 and was surprised when other people wanted to play on his songs! The CD Revenge by Robert Childs Elastic Band was the result of this collaboration.

The Song Catchers are Adrian Miller and Clayton Werner who are both involved in the Song Catcher program on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM. Adrian has played keyboards in various bands including Robert Childs Elastic Band and is currently in Plan B which has toured extensively in Europe and Asia. Bass player Clayton plays various other instruments including guitar and mandolin and performs regularly in the group Vagaband.


Come along and celebrate 31 years of SCALA with us at our wonderful venue, experience some brilliant local original music and network with fellow songwriters and music appreciators.

We will have a couple of ‘SCALA Spotlights’ to start off the night including one of our dedicated and extremely hard working board members – who? Come along and find out. Our spotlights will air two of their best or newest to our wonderfully attentive and respectful SCALA audience. (NB: These Spotlights are booked in advance with a preference for SCALA members – please email scala@scala.org.au).

Doors open 7:30pm. Music 8pm.
Entry fees: SCALA members free, Non members $5

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