After a killer set at Beyond The Valley the promoters decided to throw one hell of a day party with Dutch musical genius Bakermat at Melbourne’s Central Pier. The writer/producer is a crowd favourite and his music makes for easy listening no matter what genre of music you prefer so when the announcement was made of this sideshow I knew it was one I couldn’t miss.

In true summer fashion the sun was glowing and in full force by the time the show started. Equipped with a live BBQ the outdoor lounging area the foyer allowed for a great atmosphere to meet new and exciting people. All around me people seemed to be enjoying themselves, the steady flow of drinks mixing with people chatting about their holiday experiences and a classy music selection really put me, and the crowd, in a summer-time trance.

As the day went on the drinks kept flowing, the sun kept shining and the crowd steadily developed  and before I knew it the club was full and the man himself was ready to take the stage.

The wait was over and as Bakermat hit the stage the crowd seemed to erupt, the man we had all come to see had finally graced us. The main area of the club was filled with fans dancing, smiling and truly enjoying the atmosphere they were in. A short while after taking to the stage he was joined by fellow Dutch saxophone player Ben Rodenburg and as the saxophone started to play it was clear just why people know the name Bakermat all over the world.

After playing a set that pleased the crowd, including some of his own mega hits, it was truly humbling to see them scream “One More Song” and as Bakermat took back to the stage it was interesting to see into the people in the crowd’s eyes just how much they admired the Dutch DJ.

If you get the chance to see Bakermat play make sure you take it. The soothing sound of his music mixed with his clear passion will make you ooze with excitement, and as the sweet Saxophone sounds play on you will be compelled to let go and just dance. Do yourself the favour and check him out wherever you can, but don’t forget your dancing shoes I guarantee you’ll need them.

Photos by Michael Woods