Mess Esque - Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann - LP launch

Mess Esque - Mick Turner and Helen Franzmann - LP launch

6:30pm, Thu 17 February, 2022

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Due to lockdowns, venue capacity restrictions as well as interstate border closures this show has been rescheduled to Thursday 17 February. Tickets purchased for Wednesday 28 July and Wednesday 18 August. will automatically be valid for the new date. There will also be a window for refunds if the new date is not suitable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mess Esque is celebrating the release of their first LP

“Dream #12” on Bedroomsuck records with a rare live performance at the Brunswick Ballroom on Wednesday 28th July following their recent appearance at the Rising Festival - they played on opening which actually happened!

“A collaboration between Mick Turner of Dirty Three fame and Helen Franzmann aka McKisko, Dream #12 is a slow burning, yet, deeply affecting affair. The pairing is truly a blissful combination, Mick’s exploratory guitar playing provides a rich landscape for Helen’s tender lyricism and fragility. The whole thing threatens to fall over at any moment, but manages to keep trucking along with determination, punctuated with sparse, improvisatory drum arrangements.” 

  • Krishan Meepe, Trouble Juice

“Turner & Franzmann are visionaries - their music guides through deep reflection and internal worlds. The tense and dizzy, disorienting quality of closing track False Mirror is perhaps the exact crossover and combining of both artist’s sensibilities. It achieves a perfect balance, equal parts allusion to shadows within as illusions beyond. Predisposition aside Dream #12 charts entirely new territory. In tandem they produce a debut unafraid of the dark, of uplifting and hopeful experimentation.”

  • Chris Preindl, 4ZZZ New Releases

A second album, the self-titled “Mess Esque”, is due for release later in 2021 on Milk! Records in Australia and Drag City Records in Europe and North America.

The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.


Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show, and will be open from 6:30pm.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.