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La Luna & The Gadjos live at The Rogue Stage 24 Feb

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Come and join in a fabulous evening of French song, fun and gypsy swing with NZ’s premier vocal manouche band, La Luna & the Gadjos.

The group will play The Rogue Stage, Prince’s Gate Hotel (Monarch Room) as part of their Bite-sized Tour.

Chanteuse La Luna (Caro Manins) sings vintage Piaf with nerve and verve together with classic songs from the steamy hot clubs of Paris.

Sax-man Roger Manins adds plenty of New Orleans soul, and also on show are the gypsy talents of:
Phillip Beatson – lead guitar
James “le Prof” of the burning violin
Steve Sherry – la pompe
Chris Marshall – contrabass

Tickets are $30 and available at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/la-luna-the-gadjos/rotorua

For more information, call 02102381057 or email Karin Vincent at theroguestage@gmail.com

Warm regards,

Karin & Barry

Cricket Farm and Esther Swift (Scotland) live at Rogue Stage 4th Feb

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Cricket Farm are touring this summer in support of our debut album ‘Bending Spoons’, and they are stoked to be playing at The Rogue Stage! Esther Swift, who is an incredible harpist and singer songwriter all the way from Scotland, will be joining them. Come and let them serenade you through Sunday evening.

$15 presales undertheradar
$20 door sales
Doors open 730, show from 8.

Ticket link: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/show/SID/58179/N/Cricket-Farm-with-Esther-Swift-Scotland.utr

Cricket Farm are a three-piece indie-folk/gypsy act hailing from Auckland, New Zealand.
Since their formation in 2016 they have won the hearts of audiences with their quaint and sunny sound, which the band describes as “music for hopeless romantic conspiracy
theorists.”
Cricket Farm is made up of multidisciplinary artist Hayley Robertson, Sims Ross (Yebisu, The Murderchord) and Joel Vinsen (Ijebu Pleasure Club, Spiral, Panhandlers).

Reviews:

‘Hard truths sung in a soft voice, accompanied by plucky Chet Atkins inspired nylon string guitar and ukulele, and coloured with clarinet, acoustic gypsy jazz guitar & weird buzzy electric guitar’.

‘I cried three times’ – sad/happy punter.

‘Cricket Farm sing so sweetly but then there are these intense lyrics. And their dynamic on stage is magic. It’s just really good. No really. I’m serious. It is really just very good.’ – Rohan Evans (Wine Cellar)

‘One of the best shows & audience rapport I’ve seen here; reminds me of the Nukes.’ – Punter, Eggsentric Cafe Whitianga

‘What the f*** is that instrument the singer played and rapped to’ that is the singularly most brilliant performance of a piece of music by one person that I’ve seen in a long time! crazy great.’ – Dave Alley

‘Sounds like Django Reinhardt, but with more arms’. – Will Saunders

Listen here to their latest album, Bending Spoons: https://soundcloud.com/cricketfarm/bending-spoons

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Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music making, and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing composing and song writing. She writes
songs about her homeland of Scotland, drawing on her folk roots, and taking inspiration from nature and the people she meets along the way. An eclectic blend of jazz, folk, classical
and everything in between, Esther will share with you her stories and musical experiences from around the world.

 

Read more about Esther here: https://www.estherswift.co.uk/

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We are much looking forward to this show, I hope you can come!

Warm regards,

Karin and Barry

Zarek Silberschmidt and Rhode Workz – 20 Jan at The Rogue Stage!

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Zarek Silberschmidt and his one man band of strings will be joined by Rhode Workz for one night of all things acoustic. Hosted in one of Rotorua’s most intimate venues, the Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and run by Rotorua’s very own Rogue Stage. This is will be an evening of laughter, diversity and most importantly music!

Zarek Silberschmidt –
Characterised by audiences and colleagues alike as a chameleon within his articulation of acoustic guitar performance.
Stylistically defined as remarkably versatile, some would go as far to state, a natural born performer. Zarek’s unique dexterity in the art of shape shifting sounds has been described as simply outstanding by listeners. A spectrum of techniques mastered through a vast comprehension of genre specific qualities, grants his ability to seamlessly accommodate to each
individual performance. With cultural ties from one end of the world to the other, Zarek remains connected to his humble beginnings in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The cultural mix of his antipodean upbringing continues to fuel his passion for exploring musical styles from around the globe.

Leaving New Zealand in 2015 after graduating a Bachelor of Musical Arts, Zarek moved to Switzerland and began to build his career in Europe. He has played several international festivals with some of the highlights being the ‘Swing In The Wind Jazz Festival’ (Estavayer-le-Lac 2016 & 2017) ‘Basel Plucks’ (Basel 2017) and the ‘Contemporary Architecture and Music Festival’ (Basel 2017). These festivals have hosted greats from various disciplines such as Biréli Lagrène, Fred Frith and Sylvain Luc.

Zarek has continued to build his international network, with two tours through Spain (2017), a ‘European Tour’ consisting of 14 concerts throughout Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the U.K (2017), collaborated with industry based organisations such as INDHE (U.K), The Swiss Music Foundation For Young Musicians (Switzerland), as well as becoming an endorsee for RightOn! Straps (Spain).
Zarek is now releasing his first E.P titled ‘Home’ with a tour of Aotearoa. Starting off in New Plymouth with the ‘TSB Bank Festival Of Lights’, there will be shows from Auckland to Oamaru. During this tour he will collaborate with other NZ artists such as Albi and The Wolves, Cricket Farm and Rhode Workz.

Rhode Workz –
Don’t be fooled by their youthful appearance…
Rhode Workz have played at many festivals and shows around New Zealand, including guest spots at Auckland and Wellington Folk Festivals, and Mountaingrass in Australia. You can often see them busking at local farmers markets to raise funds for other festivals further afield. They arrange a majority of their music themselves and love nothing more than to sit down and jam with others. Laurence is 16, Plays Guitar & Banjo, Sam is 14, plays Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Bass..  (not all at once!) Nate is 11, who provides rhythm and harmonies.  Together with Mum (AKA Tracy) on double bass, and on the occasion Dad (AKA Bruceeee) on guitar you have Rhode Workz.

Zarek Silberschmidt – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZKrFCxMR8

Rhode Workz – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rM3_AsZRPI

Ticket link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/zarek-silberschmidt-cd-release-with-rhode-workz/rotorua

Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, have a beautiful festive season!

Karin & Barry

 

 

An evening alone with Lawrence Arabia – 23 Nov

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Lawrence Arabia

‘An evening alone with Lawrence Arabia’ should be on your calendar as a must see show.

Why? Because he is among the greatest of NZ musicians – a recipient of many prestigious awards such as the APRA Silver Scroll for ‘Apple Pie Bed’ (co-written with The Phoenix Foundation’s Lukasz Buda), the Taite Music Prize for Chant Darling, a Tui for Best Solo Male Album for Sparrow, followed by a four star review of the same album by UK’s magazine, Mojo. Not to mention the international record deals and collaborations with musicians such a Liam Finn and Connan Mockasin.

The other reason why this show should be on your calendar as a must see show, is that his songs are bloody good and he is a top notch artist/performer/writer.

You can also read more about the event here: in his own words.

The intimacy of Princes Gate’s Monarch Room is the perfect setting to relax with Lawrence Arabia and his collection of songs over a 10 year period. I hope you can stow away $15 to buy your ticket.

Listen here: Lawrence Arabia bandcamp

When: 23 Nov

Where: Princes Gate, Monarch Room

Pre-sale ticket link: undertheradar.co.nz

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Tea n Happiness will provide a full service of vegan food & drinks. You can pre-order your dinner by email (tea.and.happiness.nz@gmail.com), facebook message or text (02102381057).

 

 

Guy Buttery – Debut NZ Tour for South African guitar legend – 12 to 28 Oct

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DEBUT NZ TOUR FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GUITAR LEGEND

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“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury.

As an internationally recognized musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over the globe. The USA, UK, Australia, France, Brazil, and Italy have all welcomed him back year after year. For the very first time, this multi-award winning luminary will be visiting New Zealand with numerous concerts on both North and South Island.

To simply label Guy Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his home-grown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity.

Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home. At the age of 18, Guy Buttery’s debut album was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Best Instrumental’ at the South African Music Awards (SAMA’s) making him the youngest nominee in the history of the event. Guy then went on to collect two SAMA’s in 2010 and again in 2014. He has also received numerous other major National accolades including The Standard Bank Ovation Award for his live performances at the National Arts Festival, and has been honoured with more of these prestigious awards than any other artist. Guy was then invited to perform his works with the 52-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, dubbed “Africa’s greatest ensemble” with his solo performance voted “Top Live Show” by The Cape Times and was selected by the public as one of South Africa’s Top Young Personalities by The Mail & Guardian.

Buttery has also worked and toured with an incredible myriad of artists including Dave Matthews, Jethro Tull, Missy Higgins, Salif Keita, The Violent Femmes, Kaki King, Kelly Joe Phelps and countless others. The media has cited him “as one of the finest exponents of the acoustic guitar in the World.”

Expect high dynamics, deep grooves, delicate African inflections and mind-bending guitar playing of an entirely new order. “Guy Buttery’s goal is to stretch the boundaries of fingerstyle guitar to their outermost limits. THE most diverse and intriguing fingerstyle artist.” – Guitar Player Magazine FULL TOUR DETAILS BELOW:

12th October | Auckland Jazz Festival | Backbeat Bar, 100 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
13th October | Kumeu Arts Centre Incorporated | 300 Main Rd, Huapai, Kumeu
14th October | The Rogue Stage | Princes Gate, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua
15th October | Common Room | 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings
17th October | Shed 23 | 23 Princess St, Palmerston North
18th October | The Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste | 30 Arthur St, Te Aro, Wellington
19th October | Le Cafe Picton | 12-14 London Quay, Picton
20th October | Nelson Arts Festival | The Boathouse, Nelson, 326 Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville, Nelson
25th October | Orange Studio | 1063 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch
28th October | The Mussel Inn | Onekaka, Golden Bay

All online tickets at http://www.undertheradar.co.nz except for

Auckland Jazz Festival http://www.aucklandjazzfestival.co.nz/events/2017/guy-buttery-south-africa

Nelson Arts Festival
http://www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz/shows/guy-buttery/

Orange Studio
ticket & info link https://www.cosmicticketing.co.nz/

“… his music has a subtle grace and power all of its own. Though his technical prowess is bewildering, Buttery immerses himself entirely into the soul of his guitar, coaxing sonic shapes and forms of such startling originality from it that his instrument acts as a kind of lightning conductor for the sound of another realm.” – The Mail & Guardian

Guy Buttery on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSudUSmAGrs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5p9zLWVwJ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-YbSl36xiw

www.guybuttery.co.za | www.facebook.com/guybutterymusic | https://soundcloud.com/guybuttery

Albi and the Wolves & Looking for Alaska 20 August

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Friends return to The Rogue Stage on Sunday for a feisty ‘stage off’! Albi and the Wolves take on Looking for Alaska for this unusual twist on a live music show.

For one weekend only, Looking For Alaska NZ and Albi and The Wolves will be piling into a van and heading to Gisborne, Hastings and Rotorua to take to the stage for battle!

Armed only with a guitar, a fiddle and an upright bass, Albi & The Wolves’ high energy blend of swing, bluegrass, soul, r&b, rock and world music will be sure to get everyone’s toes tapping. But Looking For Alaska are ready to meet the challenge, and get the audience on their feet with their thigh-slapping, foot-stomping folk sing-alongs before bringing them to their knees with their poignant heart-rending ballads.

Who will win over the audience?? You’ll just have to come along and find out…

Performing in the beautiful Monarch Room hosted by The Rogue Stage, doors open at 6:30 with music starting at 7.

Presale tickets are $15, with limited door sales available for $20 on the night. Presales available online from Eventfinda.

Eventfinda link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/looking-for-alaska-vs-albi-the-wolves-mini-tour/rotorua

Tea n Happiness will also be there with Seitan wraps, teas and kombucha and mouthwatering desserts.

Princes Gate will also be serving food from their kitchen.

See you Sunday folks!

Listen to Grawlixes on Radio NZ – recent interview, live with Jesse Mulligan

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Soon we ll hear Grawlixes (Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin) live in Rotorua at the amazing Monarch Room, performing their album ‘Set Free’. Before then you can listen to their recent interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.

Follow this link to listen: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nzlive/audio/201849488/nz-live-the-grawlixes

Details of their live concert at The Rogue Stage:

When – 22 July

Where – Monarch Room, Princes Gate Hotel

Time – doors open 7pm, music from 7.30pm

Support – Famous Will

Tickets are $15 and you can buy online here: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55191/Grawlixes—Set-Free-Album-Release-Tour.utr