It’s finally arrived. The Sessions, a band rehearsal and live performance opportunity for the more mature player.
This is for the selfless folk who always had a passion for music and may have played in bands in a previous life yet work, kids and responsibilities meant forgoing your love of music. It’s time to give back to you.. you know you deserve it. Unleash the rock god/goddess within!
Over a 6 week period, you’ll meet new players, form bands, write original music, learn and rehearsal some of your favourite songs. You’ll prepare for a video and audio recording session and then play a live show, all under the guidance and mentorship of Baby Animals guitarist Dave Leslie and the irrepressible Phil Ceberano.
Tune up, plug in, let’s rock.
See ya at the sessions.
Starting on Monday, September 27 in the Belfry at Bakehouse Studios, we’ll have a jam, a few wines or beers, some cheese (so they say) and a songwriting session. Dave and Phil will then place everyone in bands to start the preparations for The Sunday Sessions on Sunday, November 7 in the bandroom at the Westwood Hotel in Footscray.
In between, we’ll stage rehearsals each Monday night (October 4, 11, 18 and 25) at The Wick Studios in Brunswick to write and hone your original song and three cover songs ready for the Big Gig. Dave and Phil will be on hand to help refine the songs, improve performances and to generally cause a little havoc.
The Monday before the Sunday Session (November 1) we’ll set up in The Scrap Museum at Bakehouse Studios in Richmond and bring in a camera crew and the audio recording crew to capture each band performing their original song and one of the prepared cover songs. We’ll edit this together and on Sunday, November 21 release a video on Facebook and YouTube of the performances. That means less pressure at The Sunday Session and more time to just have fun.
There are limited places for the inaugural release of The Sessions, so be swift and register now.