Helen Marcou


Helen Marcou is the co-owner of beloved Melbourne music landmark Bakehouse Studios, now celebrating 25 years and voted in the top five rehearsal facilities in the world by 100 touring professionals.  

In 2010, she and partner Quincy McLean co-founded SLAM (Save Live Australia’s Music) and staged the SLAM rally, a protest that drew 20,000 people to the steps of Parliament in support of live music and described as “the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history”. Now a tireless activist and advocate for the arts, she sits on the Victorian Live Music Roundtable, the State Government Sexual Harassment & Assault of Women in Licensed Venues Taskforce and this year is a judge on the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Music. Helen & Quincy are recipients of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Facilitator’s Prize and The Age Music Victoria Award for services to the music community.