MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal
Sun 7 Jan 2018, 2.00pm–5.00pm
Just announced for this session: Roller One!
Since its humble beginnings down a bluestone lane in North Fitzroy, Bakehouse Studios’ award-winning spaces—now located on Hoddle Street—have been at the heart of Melbourne’s music scene for over 25 years. Each week, around 400 musicians pass through Bakehouse Studios, from solo artists and kids having their first jams to international touring artists. (Among the names of those who have graced the rehearsal rooms are Australian legends like Missy Higgins, Olivia Newton-John, The Cat Empire, Vance Joy, The Saints and The Drones, not to mention international acts as diverse as Tool, Beck, Ed Sheeran, the MC5, Cat Power, The Smashing Pumpkins and Judas Priest.)
This year, MPavilion is proud to partner with Bakehouse Studios to open up Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA’s amphitheatre-style structure to some of the most exciting emerging and established musical acts in Bakehouse’s little black book. Between October 2017 and February 2018, MPavilion will periodically transform into an extension of Bakehouse’s iconic studios, bringing a series of public rehearsals and secret shows to the Queen Victoria Gardens in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Visitors to MPavilion will be treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at the construction of songs, the pre-production process for a recording or a full-blown dress rehearsal.
Stay tuned for full line-up announcements, released only a few days prior to each event.
Gracing MPavilion for the first Bakehouse Sessions secret rehearsal of 2018 is Roller One.
Roller One is a collaboration between Fergus McAlpin on lead vocals and guitar, and Adam Afiff on double bass. With songs spanning astral folk and alt-country genres, the band—currently performing as a three-piece with drums—is influenced by Melbourne’s rich music scene and a desire to create work that’s as soaked with tradition as it is original and new.
After a stint drifting around the world recording and playing shows, Roller One have settled back in Melbourne to release their third album. Come and hear the story behind the songs this Sunday afternoon in the Queen Victoria Gardens.
Confirmed dates for further Bakehouse sessions are as follows (artists TBA):
Thursday 11 January, 5–8pm
Monday 15 January, 12–3pm
Friday 19 January, 2–5pm
Monday 22 January, 12–3pm
Thursday 25 January, 6–8pm
Wednesday 31 January, 12–3pm
This event is proudly supported by Yamaha Music Australia
Artist riders at MPavilion are generously supported by the lovely crew at Sample Brew.