Baker Boy to play The Curtin, Client Liaison to hit The Tote as part of ‘Live, Loud and Local’ series

Baker Boy to play The Curtin, Client Liaison to hit The Tote as part of ‘Live, Loud and Local’ series

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Words by Tom Parker


Two of Australia’s most popular music outfits are set to descend on The Tote and The Curtin as part of the collaborative gig series from Coopers Brewery and Live Nation titled Live, Loud and Local.

The series will see Client Liaison perform their most intimate show since the early ‘Queen’ and ‘Feed The Rhythm’ days, coming to Melbourne’s rock cauldron The Tote on Thursday March 11. Elsewhere, Baker Boy will be taking to The Curtin on Thursday March 18.

What you need to know

  • Coopers and Live Nation will be bringing their Live, Loud and Local gig venture to Melbourne for the first time
  • Prior to this, Live, Loud and Local was a livestreamed event in 2020, while Crooked Colours and The Rubens have already performed live shows for the series in 2021
  • The series will see Client Liaison perform at The Tote, with Baker Boy coming to The Curtin

Keep up with the latest music news here.

Live, Loud and Local has been devised to help Australia’s hospitality and entertainment industries bounce back from 2020. The series was initially rolled out as a livestream event in 2020, seeing the likes of The Living End, Illy and Ocean Alley perform digital shows during lockdown.

Yet, Coopers and Live Nation didn’t want to put a pause to the series when the industry opened back up again.

“Our first series was all about bringing the pub experience into Australian lounge rooms so patrons stuck at home could still enjoy a night out on the couch,” Coopers Brewery Director Melanie Cooper said in a statement.

“Now we want to help bring great Australian live music back to the stage and encourage people off the couch and into their local pub.

“It’s been a really challenging time for venues, musicians and patrons,” she continues. “Live music is an essential part of our culture as is heading to the local for a social drink with friends. It’s something we’ve all missed. We’re putting together a great series of gigs that will allow fans the chance to see their favourite bands perform live again and support local venues in a socially responsible way.”

Alongside the two Melbourne shows, other gigs will see Bad//Dreems come to Adelaide on February 19, Ball Park Music arrive in Brisbane on March 3, while Birds of Tokyo are set to descend on Perth’s Hotel Rottnest on April 11.

Tickets for the Client Liaison and Baker Boy gigs go on sale from midday, Friday February 12. Get involved here.