Glass Vaults – Sojourn Released

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This weekend Glass Vaults is headlining the Illume After Party. Illume, the annual festival of light and art in Coromandel Town, is celebrating a midwinter heart warming community get together. Lots to see and do for locals and visitors.

Illume After Party is hosted in the Old Four Square Building in Coromandel Town.

There are still tickets left, $15 each pre booked at and $20 on the door.

Come celebrate with us the joy of friendship,

Glass Vaults – 4 July – Illume After Party – Coromandel Town

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Glass vaultsA very exciting weekend ahead! The Rogue Stage is going on tour with Glass Vaults!

This coming weekend, Illume is happening in Coromandel Town. The town is lit up and lots of art, live music and light installations take place. In collaboration with Coro Sonic Lab, The Rogue Stage is presenting this magnificent band as the headline act at the Illume After Party.

Date: 4th July

Where: the old Four Square building in Coromandel Town

Time: 10.30pm onward

Cost: $15 per ticket pre booked (at or $20 on the door

Coro Sonic Lab is well known in Rotorua for excellent sound care at the annual Rogue Fest, and with Nuit de Joie – a midwinter gig held on the Lakeland Queen with Mamaku Project in August 2013. Matt Sephton (Coro Sonic Lab) goes beyond duty to secure a super delivery of sound.

glass vaultsGlass Vaults is band from Wellington and is led by core members Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce. Some describe their music as ‘glacial pop’ – I think of it as rhythms communicating live on stage alongside synthesizers and vocal harmonies. The live experience of Glass Vaults is an experience of becoming aware of higher levels of resonance and vibration, pulsating rhythms, sonic landscapes and the minimal vocal arrangements echoing without weight.

Kind regards,


Nadia Reid – House Concert – Friday, 26th June – 8pm

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Nadia Reid, a Dunedin/Christchurch folk singer with a cool, smokey voice is performing songs from her new album ‘Look for the Signs, Listen to formation’ at The Rogue Stage Lounge this Friday. She will be joined by Sam Taylor on guitar and Bridie Witton, a local folk singer, will be opening for her.

Nadia is currently based in Auckland and soon moving back to the South Island. This will be a great opportunity to hear such a wonderful NZ artist in an intimate setting.

Here is Nadia talking with Kirsten Johnstone on Radio National – listen here.

To hear 3 selected tracks from her full album, you can visit her bandcamp profile – listen here.

Arrive from 7.15pm onwards, dinner at 7.30pm (vegetarian)

Opening act 8pm and main act at 8.30pm

Book your tickets at or text/phone 02102381057

$15 pre-booked/$20 turn up

Hopetoun Brown – last few tickets!

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Dear friends,

We booked the bakery and we guessed 40 will come to see Hopetoun Brown play at 6pm on a cold Saturday evening. We released another 45 and of all the 85 tickets, only 6 remain as per 9pm Friday 19th June.

6 available from Musicworks Rotorua, Pukuatua St

No door sales unless you phone and check if there are any cancellations.

Phone 02102381057, if my phone is busy or off, please call Barry 0226441778


$5 per portion – Pea and Ham soup/Pumpkin soup, served with handmade breads – Alex and Sue Burge’s specialty.

$8.50 Long dogs – a weekly market favourite!

Ciabatta Bakery – the bakery with the best food, the best coffee and the biggest heart! Quality food served with soul.

Doors open 6pm and music will start at 6.30/6.45pm

Kind regards,


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Printed especially for Saturday’s concert.

If you have paid for your tickets by direct bank transfer, yours will be at the door.

If you haven’t, you can buy yours by booking directly with me at or 02102381057 and I will put tickets aside. Or you can wait until Saturday to buy a few on the door. $20 each.

In the meantime here is Marty Duda talking with Hopetoun Brown – Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart

More tickets released for Hopetoun Brown!

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The best bakery in town, Ciabata Bakery, is the venue for Saturday’s concert with Hopetoun Brown. Today Alex, Sue and I have made the decision to increase the tickets with another 30.  Judging from the fantastic response we ve received thus far, we estimate the extra 30 will be gone in no time. 40 have flown out the door in a wink!

Care has been taken to make it cosy, memorable and unique and The Rogue Stage’s stamp ‘intimate’ will not be compromised.

Hopetoun Brown is THE brass blues funk cranking brilliant homegrown tunes!

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Or phone 02102381057

Anthonie Tonnon

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Anthonie Tonnon delivered an excellent show last night at The Rogue Stage Lounge in Rotorua to a sell out audience of about 35 people. He performed songs from his latest album, Successor, released under his own label (Canape King Records) in March 2015.

Anthonie Tonnon is a great performer, a great song writer, a wonderful musician and the show he delivered last night was outstanding – brilliant in so many ways that I had to pinch myself a few times. Clever compositions to accompany his well crafted lyrics, starting with two unplugged acoustic songs, moving on to electric guitar and later also piano. We were in music heaven! In a space where we could enjoy hearing each word, combined with his ability to ‘act out’ the meaning, this performance stood out as a well thought through delivery of his craft. We were escorted to the place where, ‘Water Underground’ and the meaning became real. Last night we experienced art and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

The opening act, Jason Hamon, accompanied by Ian Pirrie on guitar, is from Rotorua and recently participated in the NZ Music Month Rotorua youtube challenge. It was a pleasure to include local musicians in the show and I will do so more often. It brings a local audience closer to local performers and its just wonderful to see the appreciation from both sides.

Thank you to each person who came out to the show last night. It was a cold winter’s night and the tasty soup made by Juliet quickly warmed us up! Thank you Juliet! From a bunch of people who never met before, conversations were flowing without hesitation like they do with old friends catching up around a dining table. Afterwards I heard heartwarming comments like “see you at the next one!”. I can say the same, I hope to see you soon too!

Kind regards