‘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
Tea n Happiness will provide a full service of vegan food & drinks. You can pre-order your dinner by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), facebook message or text (02102381057).
DEBUT NZ TOUR FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GUITAR LEGEND
“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
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:
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.
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!
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
Simon Travaglia (Hamilton) took these brilliant photos of Tiny Ruins’ concert which took place at Princes Gate Hotel, Rotorua, on the 14th of June.
See the full album at this link: Tiny Ruins at The Rogue Stage, support Looking from Alaska NZ
This is Tiny Ruins. Magical, beautiful songs.
The concert will take place at Prince’s Gate Hotel in the Monarch Room. Doors open 6.30pm and music will start at 7pm. Should you arrive before 6.30pm, you are welcome to order a drink from the bar in the lobby and relax in the cosy atmosphere.
Tickets are available from www.undertheradar.co.nz and on the door for $25.
Tickets on sale now at Eventfinder! Follow this link to by online: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/graeme-james-highways-tour-rotorua/rotorua
Supported by Renny M and Janet Muggeridge
Address of venue: Prince’s Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa Street, Rotorua, 3010