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‘Made From Melbourne’ Music Documentary Set to Air This Week

The new project from Blokes You Can Trust Director Matt Weston, Made From Melbourne focuses on a guitar made from the timber of iconic Melbourne venues.

Jay Hynes*

As Australian live music venues continue to welcome more artists and fans back into their hallowed halls, a new music documentary is set to air this week which honours the venues it aims to help save.

Dubbed Made From Melbourne, the new documentary is directed by Matt Weston, who previously produced the iconic Cosmic Psychos documentary Blokes You Can Trust, and focuses around a one-of-a-kind Maton guitar. Made from actual timber taken from some of Melbourne’s most iconic live music venues – including The Toe, The Espy, The Corner Hotel, and Cherry Bar – the guitar and documentary shines a light on the world-beating Victorian music scene.

“Based on Maton’s BB1200 JH model, the MM3000 blends a variety of timbers, infused with the blood, sweat and spilt beers of Melbourne’s live music scene and stands as an enduring symbol of the importance venues have in building a thriving music community,” a press release explains.

“Once launched, the Maton MM3000 will live on in the venues and studios of Melbourne – free to be played and used by local and visiting artists – and stand as an enduring symbol of the importance venues have in building a thriving music community.”

Featuring interviews with Magic Dirt’s Adalita, Cosmis Psychos’ Ross Knight, You Am I’s Tim Rogers, beloved broadcaster Jane Gazzo, and Save Live Australia’s Music co-founder Helen Marcou AM, the documentary comes from the heart of Melbourne’s vibrant music scene, and shines a light on its importance at a time when live music is more needed than ever before.

Backed by Support Act, Mushroom Records and the late Michael Gudinski, the documentary is set to air on Chanel 9 on Saturday, April 24th following the Music from The Home Front broadcast, and will then be available on demand via 9Now.

For more information, check out the official Made From Melbourne website.