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MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal

Thu 25 Jan 2018, 6.00pm–8.00pm



2018-01-25 18:00:00 2018-01-25 20:00:00 Australia/Melbourne Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal MPavilion MPAVILION

Photo by Kristoffer Paulsen

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.

Stay tuned for full line-up announcements, released only a few days prior to each event.

Just announced!

Joining us for this Thursday’s Bakehouse Studios secret rehearsal is Jade Imagine.

Jade Imagine is a four-piece from Melbourne, Australia led by frontwoman Jade McInally. McInally has been a stalwart of the Melbourne indie scene since circa 2004, cutting her teeth with her own electro project Tantrums, then fleshing out other Melbourne scene favourites like Jess Cornelius’ Teeth and Tongue and in Jess Ribeiro’s band.

After a spot of bedroom recording in 2016, McInally sent a selection of demos to Dave Mudie (drummer of Courtney Barnett). Mudie not only gave them the thumbs up, but he also took the liberty of laying down some drums and steered pre-production. Buoyed by the outcome, McInally set about acquiring her band members, Pied-Piper style. The fluid line-up revolves around Liam ‘Snowy’ Halliwell (The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch) on bass, producer/guitarist Tim Harvey (Emma Louise, Real Feelings), and James Harvey (Teeth and Tongue) on drums.

Jade Imagine’s debut EP ‘What the F*ck was I Thinking’ came out on Milk! Records in April 2017. The EP’s first two singles ‘Stay Awake’ and ‘Walking’ Around’ have earned big props: Rolling Stone Australia pegged the lo-fi gem ‘Stay Awake’ as a “shimmering summer-invite track” putting us right back in mind of surf, sun, and sky.

Come along to MPavilion this Thursday evening between 6–8pm for a very special secret rehearsal!

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

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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