Anthonie Tonnon

Anthonie Tonnon – Sunday 22 April Monarch Room 7pm

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Two Free Hands Tour – April 2018

After an Australian tour, and a run of shows and festivals in New Zealand, Anthonie Tonnon is announcing eight more shows in the corners of both islands in Autumn. Tonnon will play music from the recent Extended Player Two Free Hands, and also preview new material.


The EP and single, Two Free Hands, is Tonnon’s first imprint from two years of international touring and experimentation. The single spent a number of weeks at the top of the NZ alt radio charts at the end of last year, and, due to demand, the CD version of the EP is now available from music stores across the country via Southbound distribution – as well as from Tonnon’s website and bandcamp.


Produced with longtime collaborator Jonathan Pearce, ‘Two Free Hands’ features contributions from Anna Coddington on vocals, fellow band member Stuart Harwood on percussion and drum effects, and Elizabeth Stokes (The Beths, Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes) on french horn. Thom Healey (Tiny Ruins, Dunes) mastered the song. The Extended Player features a new collaboration with and remix by Wellington electronic producer, Michael Upton, also known as Jet Jaguar.


Since releasing Successor – an album which picked up nominations for both the Taite Prize and The APRA Silver Scroll, Tonnon has toured extensively, supporting The Veils and Nadia Reid in North America and Europe, and The Chills on a thorough tour of New Zealand, as well as his own headline tours in the USA and Australasia. Over that time, Tonnon has developed a one-of-a-kind show that combines both electronic and traditional instrumentalism, theatricality and dance.


Having taken this expansive show to large and small centres in Australia and New Zealand over the summer, as well as festivals like Coastella and Tuki, Tonnon is completing a far reaching run of New Zealand towns this Autumn.
Tickets for all shows available from and, unless noted


Sat, April 7 – Aspiring Conversations, Lake Wanaka Centre*
Sun, April 22 – Rotorua, The Rogue Stage, Prince’s Gate
Wed April 25 – Okarito, Donovan’s Store
Fri, April 27 – Invercargill, Secret Venue
Sat April 28 – Oamaru, Grainstore Gallery
Sun, April 29 – Barrytown Settlers Hall
Sat, May 5 – Gisborne, The Dome
Wed, May 9 – Whitianga, The Coghill Theatre



Listen to / download Two Free Hands


About the venue:

Licensed bar inside the venue with EFTPOS facilities

Ticket sales on the door (if available) – CASH only

Vegan sweet treats and warm drinks from Tea n Happiness – cash and EFTPOS

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 7.30pm


Anthonie Tonnon

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Anthonie Tonnon delivered an excellent show last night at The Rogue Stage Lounge in Rotorua to a sell out audience of about 35 people. He performed songs from his latest album, Successor, released under his own label (Canape King Records) in March 2015.

Anthonie Tonnon is a great performer, a great song writer, a wonderful musician and the show he delivered last night was outstanding – brilliant in so many ways that I had to pinch myself a few times. Clever compositions to accompany his well crafted lyrics, starting with two unplugged acoustic songs, moving on to electric guitar and later also piano. We were in music heaven! In a space where we could enjoy hearing each word, combined with his ability to ‘act out’ the meaning, this performance stood out as a well thought through delivery of his craft. We were escorted to the place where, ‘Water Underground’ and the meaning became real. Last night we experienced art and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

The opening act, Jason Hamon, accompanied by Ian Pirrie on guitar, is from Rotorua and recently participated in the NZ Music Month Rotorua youtube challenge. It was a pleasure to include local musicians in the show and I will do so more often. It brings a local audience closer to local performers and its just wonderful to see the appreciation from both sides.

Thank you to each person who came out to the show last night. It was a cold winter’s night and the tasty soup made by Juliet quickly warmed us up! Thank you Juliet! From a bunch of people who never met before, conversations were flowing without hesitation like they do with old friends catching up around a dining table. Afterwards I heard heartwarming comments like “see you at the next one!”. I can say the same, I hope to see you soon too!

Kind regards


June shows announced!

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7th June – Ukrainian Vagabond Folk Singer, Make Like a Tree at The Wall and Basement Cinema Rotorua.
Music starts at 7pm (moved to an earlier time for winter).
Cost $10 per ticket, on the door $15
Hear more here:

13th June – House concert with Anthonie Tonnon. Anthonie has released his second album, Successor, in March 2015. His new songs have been receiving great reviews and his newly released video, ‘Water Underground’ is a must see! Read the review here at “Anthonie Tonnon could be considered a musical journalist of sorts. That is to say, rather than report on music, he reports through music.” – Paul Larsen.
Music starts at 8pm. Come and get cosy from 7.30pm onwards.
Cost $15 per ticket, on the door $20
Hear more here:

20th June – Hopetoun Brown at Ciabatta Bakery. Event starts at 6pm with delicious food served by Alex and his team. This is an one-off event, especially put on by The Rogue Stage at Ciabatta Bakery. It is a lovely cafe and it will be the first time we will be hosting an event here. Hopetoun Brown has played in Rotorua before at Vegas City Limits in the summer and they were much appreciated by the audience.
Music starts no later than 6.30pm.
Cost $20 per ticket – book early!
Hear more here:

26th June – Nadia Reid in concert at our house. ‘Measured nostalgia.’ Beautiful and thoughtful lyrics sung in Nadia’s rich voice. Stories written by herself and presented in her shy, yet sophisticated manner. It has been a long time dreaming about this show and it is happening in 4 weeks’ time!
Music starts at 8pm, come and get cosy from 7.30pm onwards.
Cost $15 per ticket, on the door $20
Hear more of Nadia’s songs here:

All events are BYO, except 7th of June at The Wall and Basement Cinema. There is a bar to purchase quality craft beer and carefully selected house wines from.

How to book:

Register your interest by email – or by text/phone 02102381057

Then transfer your ticket money into The Rogue Stage account 020412 0142638 00

Quote the following:

SO (Sergey Onischenko)/ AT (Anthonie Tonnon)/ HB (Hopetoun Brown)/ NR (Nadia Reid)

Date of the show, your name and text number

Thank you so much for your interest in live music, The Rogue Stage shows and for supporting local and international musicians’ craft.

Kindest regards
Karin & the Team

Anthonie Tonnon concert postponed to later date

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Apologies if you were booked to come on Thursday or planned to buy tickets on the door for Anthonie Tonnon s concert. It was a mutual decision to move the concert to a later date when things are not so crazy in Rotorua – Crankworx and Rogue Folk Music Fest this weekend.

Anthonie is an amazing performer and with so much on in our wee town, we felt that it would be so much better to make it a weekend focus so that many more of you can have the opportunity to attend. Thank you so much for all your kind messages and inquiries, yes, it will definitely happen!

A Friday or Saturday weekend date in June is being considered at this stage.

Kind regards


Anthonie Tonnon gets 5 stars – NZ Herald album review by Lydia Jenkin

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Late last night I came across this!

anthonie tonnon review

Read full review here: NZ Album Review

So great that he is playing a special one off show at Rerewhakaaitu Settlers Hall next Thursday. Tickets still available at, this blog and cash sales from Musicworks Rotorua.

Anthonie Tonnon at Rerewhakaaitu Settlers Hall Thursday 26th March

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Anthonie Tonnon (Tono and the Finance Compnay) is performing an one-off solo show at Rerewhakaaitu Settlers Hall as a warm up show for the upcoming The Rogue Stage Folk Music Festival. Anthonie’s performances are very entertaining, as someone commented recently: “a very clever wordsmith, telling our local stories. We very much enjoyed his session at Chick’s Hotel in Port Chalmers on Saturday it was packed!”

Summer 2014

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Finally I can reveal The Rogue Stage presents: Summer shows 2014 (Rotorua only)


21st Robert Joass/Hobnail

5th Will Wood & Dave Khan (alt country)
12th French for Rabbits (folk)
18th No Bones About It Band (banjo/bluegrass)
19th Reb Fountain and Liam Gerner (folk)
27th Matiu Te Huki (roots)
30th Bernie Griffen and The Thin Men (alt country)

3rd The Swan Sisters (folk)

16th The Devilish Mary and the Holy Rollers (1930s swing)

18th Jesse Terry (americana)
23rd Glass Vaults (subtle electronic pulsating percussion)
31st The Eastern (country)

8th g.t. Arpe

15th The Ezza Rose Band (folk)
26th Anthonie Tonnon
27th Rogue Folk Fest jam night
28th Rogue Folk Fest ft Flora Knight, Archer, Ben Woolley, Aldous Harding, Hugh McGinlay, Sonic Delusion and Matt Rapid

Where & how much – email