• Live Music: What's On Next

    SCALA celebrates original music in many different ways. See the live events below.

    The Festival of Original Music (FOOM) commences!!!

    Live Performance category:

    HEAT 1: Thursday 19 July 2018

    HEAT 2: Thursday 26 July 2018

    HEAT 3: Thursday 2 August 2018

    HEAT 4: Thursday 9 August 2018

    HEAT 5: Thursday 16 August 2018


    The Wheatsheaf Hotel: 39 George Street, Thebarton

    $10 Entry - Non SCALA Members | SCALA Members Free


    GRAND FINAL: Thursday 23 August 2018

    The Wheatsheaf Hotel: 39 George Street, Thebarton

    $15 Entry - Non SCALA Members | SCALA Members $5


    Accepting entries for all categories now!!!


    What's all this about then?

    It's that special time of year again as we enter into the Festival of Original Music (FOOM).


    Think it's time to get your act together? Bring your songs out of the bedroom? Share your hits with the rest of us? Give them wings and a winning chance? We're all ears!


    Enter your songs, and then come along to our live performance heats to hear 100 new original songs over 6 nights. Winners of each heat will play at the Grand Final on Thursday 23 August 2018. If live performance isn't your thing, there are other categories too.


  • SCALA Songspeak Newsletter

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    April 24, 2018 · SCALA Songspeak
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  • Opportunities for songwriters, composers, & lyricists

    We'd love you to get involved!!!

    Photo by: Patrick Stapleton

    Do you want to play live?

    Opportunities To Play Live Original Music in Adelaide

    SCALA showcases original music live almost every week and has done since its foundation. SCALA's performance venue is a safe, friendly, warm environment where 'just starting' songwriters, composers and lyricists rub shoulders with professional 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 in Thebarton. To register your interest you will need to provide us with an electronic press kit. Click on the button below to download more information then email SCALA at scala@scala.org.au to register your interest.

    SCALA Songwriters Workshop Series

    Attend a workshop that is dedicated to supporting original songwriters

    SCALA songwriters workshops are held regularly. If you are interested in Songwriting and would like to discuss your songs, lyrics, music, if you would like to meet with other songwriters and discuss the aspects of songwriting, maybe find a collaborator or two or just hang out with some other people with songwriting interests then this event is for you.

    Would you like to get some radio airplay?

    SCALA members are featured weekly during Arts Breakfast on Radio Adelaide

    'The world is full of creative people making, playing, writing, performing,

    and opening your senses to the colourful realms of imaginative possibility'


    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 request to play live on Radio Adelaide. Note: You will need to include a bio with a photo of your act, and a URL to your music.

    SCALA Compilation CD's Recording and Releases

    SCALA members have the opportunity to record and release their music

    Winners of the FOOM song competition and other selected tracks submitted by SCALA members are released annually on a SCALA CD. For a chance to be involved check out the FOOM competition by clicking on the button below.

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