End of the Road – Bob Vincent and Monika Vincent

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Live at the Basement Cinema this Sunday – Songs, Stories and Slides by this great musician, Bob Vincent, accompanied by his wife, Monika Vincent. There are still some tickets left, buy it online at Eventfinder or email theroguestage@gmail.com to book your seat. And lovely comfy seats they are! 




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I met ‘Killer’ the dog. An awesome Rotweiler, very similar to our long gone family dog, Sheeba. I shook his paw and threw his squeeky toy for him to fetch. Cool dog!

A fun Sunday,

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From a sleepy daze I got woken up by a strong cup of freshly ground coffee made by Bob, brought to me by my darling husband, Barry. Felt awful to be last one to be up, but networking till the tiny hours of the night, does regretfully result in unsociable waking hours. Anyhow, the coffee hit my nervous system and wake up I did, full ceremony of legs dashing off the bed and like a general standing on salute, I penciled my body towards the shower to clean myself of microscopic residues of the night before. 

A healthy breakfast with double helping of buckwheat, freshly made almond milk and another cup of antidote, my brain started to regurgitate the wheres and whens of where this body needed to be. A bullet point list appeared on the bleed column of the paper: warehouse, theater, diary, green grocer and a very special appointment with a wall. One: I had to stock up on my children’s unquenchable thirst for stationary (thank you warehouse for being open on a Sunday so that I can do my washing on a Saturday), two: I had to view a venue possibility for the Grand Ole Hayride, three: buy bread n milk, four: buy vege and lastly: model me in front of a wall. More about that later. 

I got it all done, but a sad day too for us. We said goodbye to Bob and Monika and wished them well on their own journey here in New Zealand. They stayed with us for a month and the time arrived for them to settle into their own place and spread their magic in Taupo. We ll miss the giggles, the silly radio recordings we have been making and the amazing food Monika so generously cooks for us. Jacob will certainly miss his TT mate, Fabian his cycling champ and Andre, his minions. 

Tomorrow a new chapter will unfold. 

’til later, Karin

Grand Ole Hayride poster released today!

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Tomorrow the venue will be confirmed and tickets will go on sale next Monday. 10 venues selected, Rotorua is one of them. My email is theroguestage@gmail.com if you want to book yours early. 120 tickets available. 

Kind regards, Karin

Grand Ole Hayride – Rotorua!

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Friends of the Rogue, 

I can not keep this under my hat any longer! 

The Grand Ole Hayride ft Delaney Davidson, Tami Nielson, Marlon Williams and Dave Khan is paying Rotorua a visit on the 18th of October. 

As soon as the venue is confirmed, I will let you know how to book your tickets. 

Kind regards, 


In the meantime, feast your ears on this Radio National broadcast



August Newsletter

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Welcome to The Rogue Stage newsletter! 

Thank you for subscribing! 

So far we hosted a number of shows in Rotorua. We started our collective in November with Midge Mcleary (NZ) at Abracadabra, followed by French for Rabbits (NZ), Timothy Blackman and the Only Child (NZ). Then Stuart O’Connor (UK) paid us a visit, also in the funky beer garden at Abracadabra

In January we took the steam paddle boat out for an epic full moon live music show, featuring The Mighty Delaney Davidson (NZ) and Dos Hermanos (GERMANY). It certainly was a memorable one! 
In March we hosted Hugh McGinlay (Aus) at Otonga Road School Hall and at Okere Falls Store, and in April, Stuart O’Connor saw us again for an intimate special show at Studio-One, The Arts Village
Matiu Te Huki (NZ) warmed our hearts in May at Brew Craft Beer & Pub and played a marathon of songs to make us all dance. Wow!

In August we hosted two shows: Nuit de Joie! ft The (magnificent) Mamaku Project, Lupavision, JerseyBob & Our Monika and local favourites, the Rotorua Racco taiko drummers. This show was nearly sold out and everybody on board the Lakeland Queen danced and wooed to the wonderful music. Great footage was taken by Riley Claxton and Petra Zoe took amazing pictures. Thank you!

Later on in August, we celebrated original folk music with a bang and held a truly special evening at Grounded Specialty Coffee and Tea, Hinemoa St. It had an epic turn out! Certainly great to see so many people wanting a listening space for original live music! We also introduced Raw Food Chef, Monika Vincent. Apart from being JerseyBob’s percussionist, she also has a talent for making delicious healthy food. 

For Sept two shows are planned. One is for JerseyBob and Our Monika at The Wall and Basement Cinema, Rotorua. Stories, songs and slides inspired by their travels. 15 Sept, and tickets must be booked prior to attending. There are only 23 seats and to secure a comfy seat, please email Karin at theroguestage@gmail.com. Tickets are $15 each. 

Also for Sept, Emma Wall from Melbourne, Victoria, is stopping by for an intimate house concert. Her songs can be found on iTunes or on her website http://www.emmawall.com. Again, please email Karin if you would like to come along. 

November two big bands are coming … The Eastern and Bond Street Bridge. For more details on what where and when, keep checking my Facebook page or blog at http://www.theroguestage.wordpress.com. 

The Rogue Stage is always busy organizing live music shows. Its a passion, a hobby and a big love. Keep the notifications on for regular news feeds via our Facebook Page – The Rogue Stage or hang out until the next email update!

Last, but not least, thank you for your support and coming to see the shows!

Kindest regards, 

Karin Vincent
The Rogue Stage