Cupid’s arrow strikes SCALA – SCALA Live @ The Wheaty Thursday 14th February 2019

Sad fact is that inside every artist there is a hopeless romantic either dying to get out or already wearing it on their pathetic sleeve. And we love it.

Our Valentine’s showcase will celebrate all the romantic, cynical, carnal, agape, platonic, universal and personal aspects of luuuuurve and we’ve got the line-up to pull it off!

Wear: red if you want, heartbreak if you must, pointless bows and arrows if you’re tragic or just be there to enjoy The Human Condition per se.

Flowers for the SCALA team mandatory.


1. Eleanor Meegan
Emerging solo singer songwriter, Eleanor Meegan, is one piano-player who is entering the local scene with a bang of a vocal and swag of good tunes.

Recently returned from her Berklee College of Music scholarship (Boston), Eleanor now continues study at the Conservatorium of Music Adelaide Uni after performances at Her Majesties, The Convention Centre and the Adelaide Festival Space.

In December 2018, Eleanor battled it out live at the Wheaty against 14 other state entrants and a sell-out crowd to take out the ‘Studio Choice’ in SCALA’s People’s Choice Song Contest. Her award enables her winning track, “CYA” to be commercially recorded and
released as her next single mid 2019.


Instagram is: @eleanor_meegan

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2. Jessica Wishart duo
Jessica Wishart is a young Bidjara woman who writes and performs songs inspired by her love of music, family and culture. She is a storyteller whose songs take elements of country, folk and soul music and weave them into deeply personal tales which capture and express her unique experience.

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3. Bryn Soden & Sturt Avenue
Sturt Avenue is the project of SCALA award winning singer/songwriter Bryn Soden. Hailing from the Adelaide hills, Bryn has been writing and recording for several years now, and is finally letting some of the songs he has crafted in this time out into the light of day. Drawing inspiration from folk artists such as Conor Oberst, Elliott Smith, and John Darnielle, Bryn crafts melancholic tunes that aim to shine a soft light on the quiet sorrow and stubborn defiance at the heart of humanity.

Joining him in this endeavour is his dad John Soden on backing vocals, slide, and lead guitars, his sister Tarn Soden on backing vocals and additional instruments, and his good friends and fellow Bromham band mates Bryce Lehmann on drums, Georgy Rochow on bass, and Dave Thompson on keys.

At the SCALA showcase on February 14th, Sturt Avenue will be launching their first single, “Out of Time”. Recorded by Bryn and mixed by Patrick Lockwood from Electric Ant Records, this song is a folky dirge lamenting the speed at which life slips by, and how easy it is to lose track of the people we once held dear.

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Come along and have the ‘SCALA’ experience, hear 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: 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

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

Facebook event info here

Hey! Remember to tune into Radio Adelaide’s “Arts Breakfast” programme every Sat morning between 9:20-9:50am which features SCALA artists and reveals some weird, unknown facts about them. RadAd: 101.5fm

Author: Pete Wibberley

Internationally published photographer, editor of Adelaide Music Mag and freelance contributor to MNPR Magazine and The Rocker Rag.

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