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Alphabetti Theatre Presents  
Songwriting Workshop and Perform in a Showcase with Melanie Baker
Friday 14th June 2024


Bar opens:                                           11:00

Workshop begins:                            13:00

Showcase begins:                            19:30


Tickets:                                    £20 (limited to 10 participants)

Running Time                       480 mins (including breaks)

Age Rec:                                  18+

Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly

Write a song and then showcase it that evening! Sessions and showcase run by Melanie Baker.

Alphabetti have invited Melanie Baker to come and run a day long songwriting workshop, which will culminate in you performing the song in the evening on our stage. Don’t worry you’ll be supported with love, skill and expertise – we’ll provide you with the agency and belief to be a stunner!

Running order of the day:

13:00 – 15:00 – Session one with Melanie Baker supported by Alphabetti’s Audrey Cook

15:00 – 16:00 – Break

16:00 – 18:00 – Session two with Melanie Baker supported by Alphabetti’s Audrey Cook

18:00 – 19:15 – Sound check / Line check

19:15 – 19:30 – Break

19:30 – Doors for showcase

19:30 – 20:30 – First half for songwriting showcase performance

20:30 – 20:45 – interval

20:45 – 21:30 – Second half for songwriting showcase performance

Want to do it but concerned that you may not have the skillset to be able to partake?

If you believe you can write a song and then perform it that evening under the tutorage of Melanie Baker than book! Alphabetti Theatre is a safe space, an venue to experiment, evolve and discover excellence.

About Melanie:        


Melanie Baker is a singer, songwriter and musician hailing from Cumbria and now based in Newcastle-upon-tyne. Her direct and honest lyricism capture themes such as queer identity, self-reflection and the anxieties of modern life. 


She has supported the likes of dodie, Tessa Violet, Maisie Peters,  Will Varley, Jen Cloher, Jesca Hoop and runnner.

Her self-released music so far has been supported by BBC Introducing, BBC Radio , BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6Music (Steve Lamacq) 


After releasing her brand new EP “Burnout Baby” via DuBlonde’s cult indie label “Daemon TV” Baker has just finished a whirlwind 5-date UK tour with sold out shows. "Amid real, raw pathos, there’s also a sense of lightness to Baker’s newly rocky full-band arrangements. These are songs that may never have existed had Baker not found a way to make music that excited her again, and that gives them a tangible spark."

Reflecting on her songwriting process, Melanie says "I write about what I know and how I feel, if other people can relate to that then sharing those songs feels like an integral part of the process." Melanie’s fearless vulnerability allows her music to cut to the chase of raw and relatable human experiences.


Baker has also led the Curious Youth Music Project for the past two years, a weekly group for LGBTQIA+ young people aged 12-19 who have a passion for music making, playing an instrument, songwriting and more. She has 5+ years experience of facilitating songwriting & music making sessions and workshops. 

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