Callum Gentleman

Ben Salter, Callum Gentleman and Alicesea 17 September

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I am thrilled to announce Ben Salter’s return to The Rogue Stage in a few weeks. This is an album release tour of his new album ‘Back Yourself’.

You can watch ‘Isolationism’ – released April 2017, here:

His first show with us was in our garden, on a home made stage, performing for a small group of people. His songs filled the night sky with utter brilliance. An outstanding performance, magnificent songs and an artist whom you beg not to finish.

Ben Salter has collaborated, written and performed with artists as diverse as Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Tim Rogers (You Am I, The Temperance Union), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) and Marlon Williams, to name a few. He has toured with acts such as Cat Power, J Mascis, Gareth Liddiard, Counting Crows, Marlon Williams and most recently Built To Spill.

For this upcoming show, Ben is joined by Callum Gentleman and Alicesea (Mt Manganui).


Ben Salter

Callum Gentleman


Tickets are for sale directly from the artists at this online link:

$20 pre-sale and $25 on the door.

Doors open strictly at 6.30pm, first act on at 7pm.

Enjoy pre-show drinks or dinner from Princes Gate Hotel, Dukes Bar. The show will take place in the Monarch Room, entrance on Hinemaru St.

Tea n Happiness will provide plant based food n drinks, menu will be advertised on Sunday morning.

It will be great to enjoy this show with you,


Callum Gentleman Band Experience 24th Sept

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The Rogue Stage Presents

Callum Gentleman Band Experience

Shout out blues, knee slapping rhymes, tales and other stories and plenty of live music. Joined by band members, Joel Vinsen (guitar) and Sam Loveridge (violin), the three gentlemen will take you to the darker streets of Auckland, Beresford St, introduce you to Jenny and jump planes to Paris – where Callum spent a lot of time as a barman, gathering material for his songs.

Callum Gentleman have visited Rotorua on many occasions before and each time the audience fell in love with his open book performance. A treat to have 2 more men join forces with whom I consider already a magnificent force of endearing story telling and great songwriting.

Opening the stage is Ian Pirrie, a local Rotorua instrumental guitarist.

Tickets are for sale at Musicworks Rotorua or on the night at the door.

$20 each

Listen here:


Events coming up for Sept, Oct and Nov 2016 at The Rogue Stage

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What’s coming up for live music, art and all sorts of fun at The Rogue Stage!

Gigs in September:

10th Ed Zuccollo – Synths, beats and funk <— buy ticket
15th SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge <— text 02102381057 for address
17th False Heights EP Fundraiser <— buy ticket
24th Callum Gentleman Band Experience and Ian Pirrie – Guitarist <— buy ticket

Gigs/Events in October:

30th Sept to 2nd Oct – The Rogue Gallery Art Exhibition with Wellington based alchemist artist, Deano Shirriffs. Details of workshop and live SLAM poetry tbc for Saturday 1st Oct.

8thLooking For Alaska NZ Album Release, Full band <— buy ticket

10th – 14th  Pop Up Recording Studio with Coro Sonic Lab / Matt Sephton <— event details FB or send Matt an email at
12th – SS&POETS Nite at Rogue Lounge —> text 02102381057 for address
22ndRogue Stage Ball – Dinner n djs with Alexi Kapetaneas <— buy tickets
29th – The Frank Burkitt Band Full Band DINNER SHOW <— tickets at or 073481179

Gigs in November:

4th Alpaca Social Club with Craig Denham and Jon Sanders <— buy tickets
12th Robert Vincent and The David Merritt Poetry Experience* DINNER SHOW <— tickets at
17th SS&POETS Nite @ Rogue Lounge —> text 02102381057 for address
19th Hopetoun Brown at Rotorua Museum <— tickets to be released middle Oct
21st to 24th West African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Robert Koffie Fugah <— buy tickets
25th – Blues from Australia with Frank Sultana, national tour <— buy tickets

*Dinner shows, tickets directly from Princes Gate

All other gigs at The Monarch, Prince’s Gate – event info at or Facebook. Hard copy tickets available from Musicworks Rotorua.

Dec – last Singer Songwriters and Poets Nite until Feb 2017

Jan – catch us at Coro Summer Festival with Tea and Happiness NZ, 14th Jan.

Back in Feb with Daniel Champagne on the 12th of Feb at Prince’s Gate Hotel.

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The Rogue Lounge is open!

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Mead Norton has captured these great images of the opening night of The Rogue Lounge at the New Arts Space, 1150 Pukuatua St, Rotorua.
It feels so great to finally say, ‘Yes! The Rogue Stage has a permanent performance space!’ We can now share with you and invite you to the smallest theater in Rotorua.
The artists who performed for the opening night were, young and upcoming slam poet Liam Dixon and actor, writer, musician and poet, Callum Gentleman.
It was Liam Dixon’s first time on a stage and he did so well. He wrote a poem that morning and delivered it perfectly. Confident and smooth, well done! We look forward to more evenings of slam poetry! It will be neat to see more young talents perform and build their confidence – please stay in touch!
Callum Gentleman was our guest artist and the show had stunning moments of heart to heart sincerity, great skill, and magic. The last date on his 20 dates, two month long tour of both islands, it was an absolute treat to have Callum on stage, live and in his element. Thank you Callum for opening The Rogue Lounge for us, we appreciate your work so much, esp knowing behind the brave exterior, your loss of a friend was extremely sad and hard to deal with. You are a true gentleman.
More about the space:
The New Arts Space is the brain child and vision of Ally Rogers, a visual artist, community worker and Children’s Art House coordinator. It is a space which I co manage with Ally – she deals with visual art, the gallery and studio spaces for practicing art while I am focused on performance art, music tuition programs and community engagement. (The Rogue Stage will still roam from time to time – like the Rotorua Museum shows – but The Rogue Lounge is a permanent theater for an audience of less than 30).
My heart is full of joy! Our dream has come true!
It has taken a long time to get to this point and in the 5th anniversary of the conception of this idea, we are so proud to say, ‘yes, we worked hard to make it happen’. Working in so many different spaces and theaters in Jersey, South Africa and NZ, we have incorporated the inspiration each one has given us. We transformed a previous derelict space, known as the pharmacy, into a space dedicated to performance art. We joke and laugh between us, saying that we are now healing with music and that we are administering a different kind of medicine: community.
We are blessed to share this with so many great friends, because along this journey, we ve met many amazing and inspirational individuals. When our arms were tired and our souls depleted, we kept our vision by being inspired by all the great artists we know from around the world – their songs kept our minds focused on the reason for creating this space. As we painted over out-dated murals and decoupaged pages of old piano scores on the walls, we realized that we are in the middle of doing something we talked about for so long and something we both enjoy so much, wow, and that feels so good!
Living in a city known nationally as ‘the cradle of culture’, Rotorua’s rich landscape is phenomenally inspiring. The longer we live here, the more it has become important to us to create a space to host contemporary & original performance art in. Important to such an extend that we stopped dreaming about it and decided to do it!
We had a lot of help from our friends, without them supporting us, we would not have come this far.
Thank you Mead Norton, professional behind the lens as always, Jason Hamon for friendship, recording the behind the scenes moments, muscle, laughs and boy sitting, keeping our spirits up and darn good photos too, Ally Rogers for the chai tea, calm and keeping the positive vision, and for saying yes so many times, Barry Anderson Vincent, there ll be nowhere without this man, pushing it through to the end, up and down a ladder like a yoyo, to Van Driver for laying down carpets found in a skip – no one can tell its done so well, to Cathy Barker for moral support, popping in now and then and general broad shoulders of ‘its brilliant, you ll be alright’ prep talks, John Hamilton for great ideas and business advice and for Jacob Vincent for setting up the gear. Many thanks also to the lovely audience who came, thanks for listening and enjoying the performances – it was magical!
arohanui Karin and Barry
Further info: to attend, please book beforehand. It is not a walk inn venue. Send your intention to attend to or text/phone 02102381057

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Callum Gentleman 12th June SOLD OUT!

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The show on Sunday, 12th June with Callum Gentleman is officially SOLD OUT.

Thank you so much to all the people who have pre-booked their seats. We are very much looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Next show at The Rogue Lounge is with Adam McGrath, 26th June

You can book your tickets now by email or phone/text: or 02102381057

Tickets are $25 each.

12th June – Callum Gentleman – The Rogue Lounge

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Sunday, 12th of June at The Rogue Lounge, 6.30pm

Bookings essential – book your seat as soon as you can – only 20 spaces in the lounge.

1150 Pukuatua St, Rotorua

Callum Gentleman has dropped his new EP on the world and is celebrating with a national tour! Join him at The Rogue Lounge (a new venue by The Rogue Stage) for a grand Sunday Soiree. There’ll be banter, blues shouts, & a few songs maybe even some poetry. Like Tom Waits sharing a bottle of moonshine with Leonard Cohen at 4am!


Liam Spooner (16), Rotorua’s youngest slam poet, is warming up the stage for Callum at 6.30pm. Exciting!

Email for details or text/phone – 02102381057
Get the EP & tour info at

$10 entry feeBYO nibbles and drinks



Callum Gentleman – songs, stories and poems

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The Rogue Stage Lounge Presents an intimate evening with Callum Gentleman (Auckland).

10 Sept, 7pm

Minimum suggested donation $10

Book your seat at – limited seats available

BYO food to share and a drink

Kindest regards, Karin