Poet & Singer songwriter – Wednesday 8 Nov
Tremendous joy to welcome back Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey to The Rogue Stage! Last seen at Waiotapu Folk Fest, Hoey delivered a spell bounding set of contemporary poetry. I remember cascading strips of ripped verse, the moments of held breath and the audience bursting into bouts of laughter. He is back with his latest novel ‘Iceland’ and poetry to inspire you.
Accompanying Hoey, is singer songwriter Skyscraper Stan. Last Year’s Tune – released 2015, is an album I adore. Great lyrics and a voice which draws you in. His live performance at Nivara Lounge, Hamilton, is still up there with my favourite live performances thus far.
Tickets are $10 pre-sale online at undertheradar.co.nz or by pre-booking your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also wait until the night of the show, $15 on the door.
Hosted in the Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate.
Official press release:
Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper Stan New Zealand Tour 2017
Poet and novelist Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey is hitting the road this November to promote his bestselling novel “Iceland”. Joining him will be Australian based singer songwriter “Skyscraper” Stanley Woodhouse.
Dominic performs a mix of political satire and absurdist observations wrapped up in poetry. Stan croons a lyrical travelogue dripping with sarcasm, whimsy and wit. Differing vastly in their chosen media, both artists share a love for the English language and command a room with their rapid-fire social commentary.
The 17 date tour will see them hitting all the main centres and places as remote as Okaritio, Golden Bay and Moutere.
This year has seen Dominic release his debut novel “Iceland” which stayed on the NZ best seller list for over a month. He also performed a sold out run of his one-man show “Your Heart Looks like A vagina” a black comedy about his journey with autoimmune disease.
Before turning his hand to literature and theatre, Dominic was a rapper releasing 5 critically acclaimed studio albums, sharing stages with everyone from Sam Hunt to Homebrew and touring the world.
Stanley Woodhouse is returning to New Zealand for the first and only time in 2017 after his full band tour, appearance in “Bowie – Waiting in the Sky” and NZ album release last year.
A child of Auckland, he currently resides in regional Victoria and tours Australia’s coasts year round. His debut album Last Year’s Tune is available through Southbound.
Friday 3rd Nov- Auckland Golden Dawn
Wednesday 8th Nov- Rotorua – The Rouge Stage
Thursday 9th Nov -Hawke’s Bay – Sitting Room Session (Enquiries -Jamie@macphail.co.nz)
Friday 10th Nov- Hastings – Common Room
Saturday 11th Nov- Wellington – Meow (As part of Lit Crawl)
Sunday 12th Nov- Picton -Le Cafe
Wednesday- 15th Nov- Okaritio – Okaritio Hall
Thursday 16th Nov -Lyttelton -Hell Fire Club
Friday 17th Nov -Christchurch- Space Academy
Saturday 18th Nov -Dunedin- Dog With Two Tails
Sunday 19th Nov – Oamaru- Grainstore Gallery
Monday 20th Nov – Wanaka – Gin and Raspberry
Wednesday 22nd Nov – Golden bay -Mussel Inn (free entry)
Thursday 23rd Nov – Moutere- Moutere Inn (free entry)
Friday 24th Nov – Palmerston North -Looking Glass Lounge
Saturday 25th Nov – Auckland -The Wine Cellar
Sunday 26th Nov – Leigh – Leigh Sawmill
“His quick wit and twisted sense of humor has made him an entertainer as well as a fine guitarist.” Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.In addition to his concert performances, his GillaCamp Guitar and Ukulele Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars, Clinics, and Avenues for Success educational program for schools inspire players worldwide, providing opportunities for music lovers to work on their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade.
Growing up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Huntsville, Alabama, Richard embraced such diverse artists as The Beatles, Andres Segovia, Kraftwerk, Leo Kottke, J.S. Bach, Arlo Guthrie, John Fahey and Flatt & Scruggs. Soaking up the wealth of inspiration supplied by the assorted acts featured at the Renfro Valley festivals, “The Dr. Demento Radio Show” and “The Midnight Special”, Richard welcomed the challenge of mastering and adapting many styles of music for the acoustic guitar — a trait that continually places him among a multitude of genres.
Richard began honing his skills both as a performer and composer during the late 1970’s at the University of Alabama, playing the local coffeehouse circuit while pursing degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music. Following graduation, Richard placed his musical calling in the background and joined the world of flight simulation design, telemetry and satellite systems.
The 1980’s brought Richard to Florida where he released his first LP recording, Somewhere In Between. As the pull of his passion for performing and recording became so compelling, Richard left corporate life to teach and perform full time in a career that has propelled him into an international music arena. He has gone on to release seven more recordings plus a number of educational materials.
Collaborating with Mel Bay Publications, Richard released Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop; a book based on his guitar workshops, First Lessons: Fingerstyle Ukulele,along with a DVD of “All Time Favorite Fingerstyle Guitar Tunes” and a live performance DVD, “Live at Charlotte’s Web”, as well as several interactive instructional software videos with TrueFire. He is a contributing writer for Acoustic Magazine (UK), Ukulele Magazine (UK), the L2P Network and has been featured in several other trade magazines such as Premier Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Fingerstyle Guitar. He has the nod of several major music companies, including D’Addario, Shubb, L.R. Baggs, and Audio-Technica..
Students around the globe attend Richard’s roving GillaCamp Guitar/Ukulele Workshops and Guitars, Gear, and a Bit of Ukulele Clinics. These interactive experiences provide players an avenue to renew their love of the instrument and hone their craft. Designed for all level of player, these events explore a wide variety of topics in a group and individual setting. Richard also has a number of international students that study with him through Skype and is guest instructor at a number of international guitar retreats including Winterbreak in Australia and Guitar Retreats in the UK. Meet the Artist Educational Outreach takes him into the learning environment at grade/middle/high schools, colleges, and universities as this 1-5 day residency program introduces students to the professional musician. Classes include lectures and instruction. He is on the faculty of Master the Possibilities of Ocala Florida, and is a Sherpa Classroom Instructor with TrueFire.
Today, recognized world-wide as a performer who has a quirky take on everything around him, Richard continues to live up to this depiction with rousing shows filled with offbeat observations combined with his right-hand wizardry and heaps of technique. With Richard’s performances teeming with sparkles of mood mastery and wonderment, he shares a fresh impression of sound to the listener during his concert appearances and at his workshops.
Through mutual friends and connections, it is an honour to host Richard at The Rogue Stage.
Venue will be disclosed closer to the time of the event and will be carefully chosen according to the amount of people registering to attend. Tickets are $30 and you can pre-order yours online at eventbrite.co.nz.
The first 10 tickets will have a discounted price, enter this PROMO code when you buy online and get your tickets for $20 each.
Doors open at 6pm and concert starts at 7pm. A warm up act, Adrian Forbes, will be playing Tommy Emmanuel hits to get us in the mood.