MJC Presents: Meatshell + Claire Cross & Harry Cook

MEATSHELL is the experimental-folk duo of Helen Svoboda (contrabass/voice) and Andrew Saragossi (tenor saxophone). With a shared curiosity for the subtle beauty of things, the pair cultivates unconventional sound worlds, transcending traditional song forms by emphasising the power of story-telling through sound. Infused with elements of minimalism, contemporary jazz and free improvisation, the music is intimate, raw and unapologetically honest.

Originally from Brisbane, the duo recently returned here from two years in the Netherlands, and have since settled into their new hometown of Melbourne. They released their debut album 'Afar' in July 2019 through MADE NOW MUSIC, and their second album 'Since Subito' is due for release in 2021.

The second set features electric bassist Claire Cross and pianist Harry Cook, presenting an intimate duet performance of their original music, as well as some personal folky favourites. The music draws deeply on influences including Big Thief, Sufjan Stevens, Ethan Gruska, and Skúli Sverrison. Cross was the inaugural recipient of the MIJF’s “Take Five” program in 2019.


Doors Open 10 Jan 2021 7:00 pm
Music Starts 10 Jan 2021 7:30 pm
Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door) 10 Jan 2021 6:30 pm
The Jazzlab
27 Leslie St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia Brunswick , Vic 3056 Australia
The Jazzlab

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
General Admission $25.00

Student, Health Care, Seniors, RRR, PBS, and Music Victoria Card holders

Unsold tickets available at the door

Location Map

Contact Info

27 Leslie St, Brunswick
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Phone: (03) 9080 4398


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