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MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal

Sun 29 Oct 2017, 1.00pm–4.00pm



2017-10-29 13:00:00 2017-10-29 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal MPavilion MPAVILION

Liam Linley Band. Photo by Tameika Brumby

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 line-up announcements.


Joining us for this secret rehearsal spot is the Liam Linley Band!

Liam Linley is a singer, writer and guitarist spanning a range of styles from folk to rock  ‘n’  roll. With his previous bands, The Bowers and HOY, Liam released three albums and three EPs, and has toured Europe, the UK and nationally in Australia. Now playing under his own name—both solo and with the Liam Linley Band—Liam released his first solo single, ‘Soaking Cherries’ in August this year. He’s currently preparing to release a second single in November, with his debut solo EP set to follow in March 2018.

On this Sunday arvo at MPavilion, witness stripped-back arrangements of Liam’s latest songs, accompanied by classical violist Cecilia Dowling. Come down to MPavilion between 1pm and 4pm to get in on this secret rehearsal presented by Bakehouse Studios. Current weather forecast? 28 degrees and sunny, with a chance of damn good tunes.

See you in the gardens!


Confirmed dates for further Bakehouse sessions are as follows (artists TBA):

Saturday 21 October, 3–6pm
Sunday 29 October, 1–4pm
Thursday 2 November, 12–3pm
Saturday 4 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 9 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 16 November, 12–3pm
Thursday 23 November, 12–3pm
Friday 1 December, 12–3pm
Saturday 9 December, 5–8pm

Thursday 14 December, 12–3pm
Tuesday 19 December, 5–8pm
Sunday 7 January, 2–5pm
Thursday 11 January, 5–8pm
Monday 15 January, 12–3pm
Friday 19 January, 2–5pm [Cancelled]
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.

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