Helen, Quincy, Bakehouse & SLAM
Bakehouse's owners Helen Marcou and Quincy McLean are the co-founders of grassroots movement SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) - an activist group that staged the SLAM rally of 2010 where 20,000 protesters marched on Parliament House in Melbourne in support of Live Music. The SLAM rally was described as “the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history”.
Helen and Quincy continue to advocate for reforms in the contemporary music sector and we now see live music firmly on the political agenda. Helen is a member of the Victorian State Government’s Live Music Roundtable and the City of Yarra’s Live Music Working Group.
In 2010 Helen and Quincy were listed on Melbourne Magazine‘s top 100 Most Influential & Creative Melbournians; were both nominated for Male and Female of the Year in Rolling Stone magazine; and were awarded The Age EG Award’s inaugural award for Outstanding Achievement for services to the music community in December 2010.
SLAM Rally featured in ‘Persecution Blues - The Battle for the Tote’ (trailer)
Helen Marcou speaking in 2012 at Melbourne Conversations: Toff Talks - Music Activism