POP UP A R T Exhibition w/Deano Shirriffs, Miriam Ruberl, Talulah Belle Loutrec-Nunes and Jason Hamon 30 Sept to 2 Oct at Prince’s Gate Boutique Hotel, The Monarch Room

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Deano Shirriffs // Miriam Ruberl // Talulah Belle Loutrec-Nunes // Jason Hamon

Exhibition times:

5.30pm to 8.30pm – Opening, 30th Sept

10.00am to 2.00pm – Open for viewing, 1st Oct

2.00pm to 5.00pm – Workshop with Deano Shirriffs $40 (register at theroguestage@gmail.com), 1st Oct

8.00pm to 10.00pm – Live SLAM & Open Stage event ft Liam Dixon, Sua Mativa, Steve Riley and Henry Ludbrook, 1st Oct

12.00pm to 5.00pm – Open viewing and light lunch (to purchase), 2nd Oct

(click on link to buy tickets)

Contact Karin 02102381057 or theroguestage@gmail.com for info or questions.


Callum Gentleman Band Experience 24th Sept

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The Rogue Stage Presents

Callum Gentleman Band Experience

Shout out blues, knee slapping rhymes, tales and other stories and plenty of live music. Joined by band members, Joel Vinsen (guitar) and Sam Loveridge (violin), the three gentlemen will take you to the darker streets of Auckland, Beresford St, introduce you to Jenny and jump planes to Paris – where Callum spent a lot of time as a barman, gathering material for his songs.

Callum Gentleman have visited Rotorua on many occasions before and each time the audience fell in love with his open book performance. A treat to have 2 more men join forces with whom I consider already a magnificent force of endearing story telling and great songwriting.

Opening the stage is Ian Pirrie, a local Rotorua instrumental guitarist.

Tickets are for sale at Musicworks Rotorua or on the night at the door.

$20 each

Listen here: http://callumgentleman.com/

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6V_x7q-N_Y

False Heights EP Fundraiser 17 Sept!

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Live music by Ian Pirrie, Andrew Nisbet, Paul Foulds (Taupo) and False Heights.

Doors open 7pm, first act 7.20pm!

$10 on the door, from Musicworks Rotorua or www.eventbrite.co.nz.

False Heights is a local (Rotorua/Taupo) based duo, ft April Nisbet and Ashley Pirie. Making music since their teens and playing on world stages with bands such as Cornerstone Roots, this duo is working hard to produce an unique local pop rock sound. 

In 2016 they recorded 4 demos with Coro Sonic Lab at the recent RLC funded Pop Up Recording Studio in Rotorua. This taster session gave them the confidence to record their first EP at KOG Studios, with engineer Chris Chetland and producer Huia Hamon. 

This is a big step and The Rogue Stage is behind them all the way! Supporting original home grown music 100%! Exciting!
Hope to see you there!🙂


Robert Koffie Fugah is back! 21st to 24th Nov

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The Rogue Stage Presents:

A West African Drum and Dance Workshop with Robert Koffie Fugah 

Join Robert Koffie Fugah for 4 days of hands-on instruction and learn a West African Drum Rhythm and a West African Dance Routine. 

Workshop Description: This is a 2 hour Drumming and Dance Workshop, providing the opportunity to experience the healing power of the Ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using songs, drumming and dancing from West Africa, especially from Ghana. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Robert Koffie Fugah.

Day 1: Arrive at 6pm to meet everyone, class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – beats/rhythms/coordination

Day 2: Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – concepts of the song, rhythms, basic dance moves

Day 3:Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – integrate dance, song and rhythms, practice the routines

Day 4: Gather at 4pm to rehearse and prepare for concert – hosted at The Monarch 7pm to 9pm. 

Bring your own drum or hire from Koffie, fees apply.

$80 for full course, 4 days – Early bird price available for the first 10 spaces

$100 for full course, 4 days – General price, for the remaining 20

More about your instructor, Robert Koffie Fugah
Koffie Fugah is a teacher and performer of African drumming and dance. 

He is from the Abor village in the Volta Region of Ghana where music and dance are integral to life. 

He studied and trained in drumming and dance in Accra, Ghana. Robert has taught African drumming and dance for over 15 years in schools and to expatriates,both in Ghana and abroad. 

He moved to Otago New Zealand in 2013 and has developed a reputation as a talented and hardworking teacher facilitating workshops and performing across the country.   

Robert has been a featured performer for African Day in Wellington, Special performance at Parliament House, Prana Festival Coromandel, Luminate Festival Takaka, Evolve Nelson and the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the U20 Soccer World Cup, NZ, Guests Performer on What Now Kids Show on TV2. 

Learn more about Koffie and his work at http://www.robertfugah.co.nz/     
Yexoese Traditional Dance and Drum School

How to book: Buy tickets online at http://www.theroguestage.co.nz or email/phone Karin Vincent at theroguestage@gmail.com / 02102381057

Please note: Special consideration for unwaged and low income attendees. Please contact me directlly for ‘Sponsored Placements’. Email Karin Vincent at theroguestage@gmail.com or phone 02102381057. 

Accommodation for out of town attendees: Please contact Princes Gate at info@princesgate.co.nz or phone 073481179 to book a room. Plenty of options!
Kind regards, Karin Vincent

Ed Zuccollo live at The Monarch 10 Sept!

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Ed Zuccollo

Introducing Wellington-based keyboardist and producer, Ed Zuccollo  <— listen here!
Ed is the keys player for Trinity Roots, Flite, and Tyson Smith, and has done session recording for artists from Thomas Oliver to Drax Project, and Electric Wire Hustle to Hollie Smith.
In his solo show, you’ll be taken on a dynamic journey from energetic synth beats to lush ambient soundscapes, to thick funky grooves, and even the odd rap – in which you may be asked for assistance.
Ed has a relaxed and charming demeanour, interspersing entertaining chat throughout the set, while his skill on the 70s Minimoog synthesizer always impresses crowds. He uses a sampler to bring you the music he has crafted in his studio, a variety of vintage keyboards, and a talkbox.
“Ed Zuccollo is, in my honest opinion, one of the true masters of analogue synthesis. Not only is he technically astounding, his musicality and musical signature is second to none. When you’ve had a trip to ‘Planet Ed’ you will never want to leave!” – Adam Page
$15 – BOOK ONLINE or buy hard copy tickets at Musicworks Rotorua.
On the door $20. 
To receive a discount code, applicable to all tickets and events, please subscribe to my newsletter delivered straight to your inbox🙂
Any questions, please call 02102381057 or email theroguestage@gmail.com
Warm regards,

Events coming up for Sept, Oct and Nov 2016 at The Rogue Stage

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What’s coming up for live music, art and all sorts of fun at The Rogue Stage!

Gigs in September:

10th Ed Zuccollo – Synths, beats and funk <— buy ticket
15th SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge <— text 02102381057 for address
17th False Heights EP Fundraiser <— buy ticket
24th Callum Gentleman Band Experience and Ian Pirrie – Guitarist <— buy ticket

Gigs/Events in October:

30th Sept to 2nd Oct – The Rogue Gallery Art Exhibition with Wellington based alchemist artist, Deano Shirriffs. Details of workshop and live SLAM poetry tbc for Saturday 1st Oct.

8thLooking For Alaska NZ Album Release, Full band <— buy ticket

10th – 14th  Pop Up Recording Studio with Coro Sonic Lab / Matt Sephton <— event details FB or send Matt an email at matt@corosoniclab.co.nz
12th – SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge —> text 02102381057 for address
22ndRogue Stage Ball – Dinner n djs with Alexi Kapetaneas <— buy tickets
29th – The Frank Burkitt Band Full Band DINNER SHOW <— tickets at info@princesgate.co.nz or 073481179

Gigs in November:

4th Alpaca Social Club with Craig Denham and Jon Sanders <— buy tickets
12th Robert Vincent and The David Merritt Poetry Experience* DINNER SHOW <— tickets at info@princesgate.co.nz
17th SS&POETS Nite @ Rogue Lounge —> text 02102381057 for address
19th Hopetoun Brown at Rotorua Museum <— tickets to be released middle Oct
21st to 24th West African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Robert Koffie Fugah <— buy tickets
25th – Blues from Australia with Frank Sultana, national tour <— buy tickets

*Dinner shows, tickets directly from Princes Gate info@princesgate.co.nz

All other gigs at The Monarch, Prince’s Gate – event info at www.theroguestage.co.nz or Facebook. Hard copy tickets available from Musicworks Rotorua.

Dec – last Singer Songwriters and Poets Nite until Feb 2017

Jan – catch us at Coro Summer Festival with Tea and Happiness NZ, 14th Jan.

Back in Feb with Daniel Champagne on the 12th of Feb at Prince’s Gate Hotel.

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Special Guests Revealed!

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The Rogue Stage Presents: Stranger!

It is with great pleasure to announce our special guests performing at Prince’s Gate on the 3rd of September. They are Jenny Ward and Greg Malcolm – unique, engaging and magnificent!

A huge honour for The Rogue Stage to be involved with this show and to host it at such a grand space: The Club Room.

Tickets are available through Prince’s Gate Hotel only. Phone Prince’s Gate reception at 073491179 or send an email to info@princesgate.co.nz att Zita.


$40 per person Show only

$89 per person Show and Dinner

$85 per person Show and Dinner for The Rogue Stage Members

Warm regards