• ABOUT SCALA

    SCALA is the Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association.

     

    The primary goal of SCALA is to support, nurture and encourage songwriters, composers and lyricists

    of any style and genre regardless of skill and experience no matter where you are in the world.

    SCALA's OBJECTIVES

    • Encourage the activity of Songwriting, Composing and Lyric or Libretto writing.
    • Provide information and support to Songwriters, Composers and Lyric or Libretto writers by way of workshops, seminars, regular meetings and other activities which eventuate as SCALA evolves.
    • Encourage the playing and recording of innovative and original music and the use of innovative and original music in commercial applications.
    • Provide a service enabling Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists or Librettists to collaborate on innovative music projects and, in particular, to enable (non lyric) Composers to collaborate with Lyricists.
    • Encourage and assist in the employment of Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists or Libretto writers in appropriate situations within the community
    You can download a copy of the SCALA constitution here: CLICK ME

    SCALA's HISTORY

    The Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association Incorporated (SCALA) is a non-profit, voluntary, incorporated association that officially formed on November 22nd 1987 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

     

    SCALA has an archived website that stretches back a number of years with information about shows that have been played, and past song competitions and music releases. You can view the archived SCALA website here: CLICK HERE

  • Venue and performer archive

    SCALA events have been run almost weekly for nearly 30 years.

    While we are not able to store the whole list of venues and performers for that time,

    we will do our best to record our events and performers here.

    SCALA Live @ The Wheaty (2016 - 2017)

    2016

    7 April 2016: Andy & Marta, Cat Dog Bird, Ben Searcy Trio

    21 April 2016: Alex K, Kylie Brice Trio, The Tangerines

    5 May 2016: Forte (and band), The Self Preservation Society, The Good Questions

    19 May 2016: Caramigo, Mary Webb, Corey Stewart

    2 June 2016: Emma Rowe, Chica Chica Electrica, Surfer Rosa

    16 June 2016: Jack Robins, Vagaband, Kelly Menhennett

    30 June 2016: John Glase, Fergus Maximus, Jewers and Walters

    7 July 2016: Marrakesh Espresso, Little Miss, Courtney Robb

    21 July 2016: ('Undying Fire' SCALA CD Launch) The Wisps, The Baker Suite, Ben Ford-Davies, Mel Piper

    4 August 2016: Susan Lily, Ciaram Granger, Andy and Marta

    18 August 2016: Angie Starr, Zachary Kelty, Voodoo Tattoo

    1 September 2016: Jack Robins, Ben Ford-Davies and Ronnie Taheny, Dangerman

    8 September 2016: FOOM Heat 1

    15 September 2016: FOOM Heat 2

    22 September 2016: FOOM Heat 3

    29 September 2016: FOOM Heat 4

    6 October 2016: FOOM Heat 5

    20 October 2016: FOOM Grand Final

    3 November 2016: Alexander Black, Craig Atkins, The Good Questions

    17 November 2016: Sandy Close and Co, Don Morrison, Plan B

    15 December 2016: Leigh O'Donohue, Yours Truly, The Shambolics

     

    2017

    12 January 2017: Tony Only, Sean Tyner, Chica Chica Electrica

    26 January 2017: Michael Coughlin, David Robinson, The Tangerines

    9 February 2017: Tracey Guest, Marrakesh Espresso, Vagaband

    23 February 2017: NO EVENT

    9 March 2017: NO EVENT

    23 March 2017: Elaine McLaughlin, Paula Standing, Dangerman

    6 April 2017: Kasey Guy, Brett Monten, Little Miss

    20 April 2017: Robert Childs, Adrienne Lovelock, The Good Questions

    4 May 2017: A Clearing, Caramigo, Catherine Blanch (Boy Band)

    18 May 2017: Bryan Foley, Taylor Pfeiffer, Self Preservation Society

    1 June 2017: Angie Starr, Forte, Voodoo Tattoo

    15 June 2017: Ivo and Greg, Casey Thomson, Plan B

    Midweek Melt at The Gaslight Tavern (2016)

    2016

    13 January 2016: The Tangerines, Voodoo Tattoo, Ben Searcy Trio

    20 January 2016: Open Mic, AP D'Antonio, Dangerman

    27 January 2016: Mantracoda, Fergus Maximus, Jack Robins

    3 February 2016: Dave Lambert, Geoff Hastwell, Mel Pier, Karl Zander

    10 February 2016: Fergus O'Regan, Mary Webb, Cash

    17 February 2016: Emma Rowe, Fleur Green, New Prehistoric Radio

    24 February 2016: John Glase, Bryan Foley, Surfer Rosa

    2 March 2016: Andy & Marta, The Tangerines, Heidi Browne (UK)

    9 March 2016: Garden Ruin, Forte, Geoff Hastwell

    16 March 2016: Quantim, Tony Only

    23 March 2016: Jessica Rae, Candice Quinn, Self Preservation Society

    30 March 2016: Bryan Foley, The Good Questions

    6 April 2016: David Robinson, Fleur Green, Peter & Kristine Allan

    13 April 2016: James Hickey, White Lightnin, Self Preservation Society, Whiskey & Rhymes

     

  • SCALA's Activities

    Promoting Live Original Music

    SCALA showcases original music live every fortnight. SCALA's performance venue is a safe, friendly, and warm environment where songwriters, composers and lyricists rub shoulders with experienced original musicians. The venue is open to all who want to hear the newest original music and songs presented by its creators. Our current Adelaide venue is at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton. If you would like to play at 'SCALA Live @ The Wheaty' click on the button below and send SCALA an email to register your interest.

    SCALA's Activities

    Songwriters Workshops

    Monthly songwriters workshops are held on the first Monday of every month. If you are interested in songwriting and would like to discuss your songs, lyrics, or music, or maybe you would like to meet with other songwriters and discuss aspects of songwriting, find a collaborator or two, or just hang out with some other people with songwriting interests then these events are for you.

    SCALA's Activities

    Radio Airplay

    SCALA members are featured guests each week and perform live in the studio for Radio Adelaide's 'Arts Breakfast' programme, aired on Saturday mornings at 9:30am (101.5 FM). Click the button below to register your interest in playing live on Radio Adelaide.

    SCALA's Activities

    Festival Of Original Music (FOOM)

    SCALA hosts the annual FOOM, a worldwide song competition. FOOM encourages the writing of new material and songwriters have the chance to win an assortment of prizes.

    SCALA's Activities

    SCALA Spotlight

    Want to perform? Email SCALA at scala@scala.org.au to secure a SCALA Spotlight - play two of your newest songs to a listening audience at 'SCALA Live at The Wheaty'. Remember that these coveted spots are usually reserved for SCALA members first so join SCALA now!

    SCALA's Activities

    Are you interested in volunteering with SCALA?

    SCALA is a volunteer led organisation and the task to bring you SCALA events can be a serious effort. If you would like to get involved in the day to day running of SCALA, then click on the button below that will open our volunteer request form.

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