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:
3rd Stranger with Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward*
10th Ed Zuccollo – Synths, beats and funk
15th SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge
17th TBC album release tour
24th Callum Gentleman Band Experience and Ian Pirrie – Guitarist

Gigs in October:
30th Sept to 2nd Oct – Art Exhibition with local and Wellington based alchemist artist, more info soon
3rd to 6th – Pop Up Recording Studio with Coro Sonic Lab / Matt Sephton
8th – Looking For Alaska NZ Album Release, Full band
12th – SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge
22nd – Rogue Stage Ball – Dinner n djs with Alexi Kapetaneas, more music tbc
29th Oct – Tentative The Frank Burkitt Band Full Band TBC

Gigs in November:
4th Alpaca Social Club with Craig Denham and Jon Sanders
12th Robert Vincent and The David Merritt Poetry Experience*
17th SS&POETS Nite @ Rogue Lounge
19th Hopetoun Brown at Rotorua Museum
21st to 24th West African Drumming with Robert Koffie Fugah tbc, pending national funding
25th Blues from Australia with Frank Sultana, national tour.

*Dinner shows, tickets directly from Princes Gate

All other gigs at The Monarch, Prince’s Gate – tickets or Musicworks Rotorua

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 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


What is coming up?

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Here is what you can look forward to up to week ending 10th Sept.

18th Aug (free entry, all welcome) – Rogue Lounge #2 Singer Songwriters, Poets and Spoken Word Nite ft poem reading by Keith Nunes. To play or perform, arrive with your guitar or instrument of choice and add your name to the list. BYO

22nd Aug (click date to purchase your ticket) – Nikita! live at The Rogue Lounge ft Emily Macklow (Em) and Paola Gutierrez ($10 cover charge). Read/listen here:

Text 02102381057 for Rogue Lounge address

3rd Sept – Greg Malcolm and Jenny Ward at Princes Gate – tickets at or Prince’s Gate reception desk. This will sell out, book early! 50 guests, ticket price includes 3 course meal. Read/listen here more about Greg Malcolm’s extensive international musical career:

10th Sept (click on date to purchase your ticket) – Ed Zuccollo live at the Monarch, Princes Gate $15 cover charge. Listen here —> Funk & beats/Synth – ‘dance n shake’ it vibes!

See live clips of Ed Zuccollo here:

For more info see ‘Events & Tickets’ tab or click on the date for ONE CLICK ticket purchase.

The Monarch @ Prince’s Gate, Rotorua

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Fantastic event last night at the Monarch, Rotorua! The line-up of talented local musicians delivered their own renditions of honoring the greatest song writer there is: Bob Dylan.

The musicians were: John Hamilton, Jamie Agnew, David Thorp, Jeshel Forrester, Glen Fitzjohn and Bob Vincent.

Huge thanks to everyone who came, to John Hamilton for selecting the songs and content, to the musicians and to the best audience any musician can hope to play for. 

A special thanks to Phil who ran the bar and who, as the general manager of Prince’s Gate Hotel, supported the event by inviting The Rogue Stage to host last night’s show there. It was the first of many to come! 

Next show at Prince’s Gate is on 3rd Sept, hosted in the glamorous Club Room. Tickets available directly from the hotel’s website or reception desk.

You are welcome to send me your feedback to 

Warm regards 

Karin and Barry Vincent

Yes, we are open!

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It has been a very exciting few months for The Rogue Stage.

On 23 March 2016, very excitedly and after meeting with Ally Rogers from The Arts Space, we decided to support her vision for an arts collective and moved into The Arts Space at 1150 Pukuatua St.

It was so exciting! It was the first space The Rogue Stage could call home and we lovingly set forth to decorate our little space: the smallest wee theater in Rotorua! We spent days doing it up, pasting piano scores on the walls, putting up shelves and helping the other artists in the communal areas to make it more homely at the arts space. I painted out old murals, Barry gave the ceiling a lick of paint and unloved corners got a new face lift. I even spent hours scrubbing the old bathrooms which have been out of use for years.

In total we hosted 3 shows at The Arts Space and came to the conclusion, after all three SOLD OUT within days, that the space might be too small to continue hosting shows in. Although a quirky and fun lounge to attend a show in, it can demand a large amount of dexterity to fit everybody in and being upstairs, not always suitable for everybody.

So, after a long and hard think, we went back to the drawing board and looked at how we can accommodate our lovely audience in comfort, while still in a space conducive to attentive listening. Alas! The answer came by email out of the blue – an invitation by Phil Agent, manager of the Prince’s Gate Hotel, to host The Rogue Stage Presents shows at Prince’s Gate Hotel, in their beautifully restored and decorated The Monarch function room.

It is a space I ve visited before and had my eyes on for a long time, 3 years or so. It is simply gorgeous, sophisticated and stylish, steeped in local history and next week we are hosting our very first show with locals at this lovely venue.

Thanks so much for all your support along the way with our move into The Arts Space. We really appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement. Until we can find a permanent home for The Rogue Stage, we ll be roaming again and taking you to places, new and old, along the way, just like we did in the old days.

Kindest and warmest regards,
Karin and Barry



Mali Mali 30th July at The Rogue Lounge

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The address for tonight’s concert is:

108 Tihi Road, Springfield, Rotorua

Doors open 7pm, concert from 8pm

It was to be at 1150 Pukuatua St, but it is too cold at The Arts Space.

Kind regards