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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: https://youtu.be/sjqtbEB_2jY

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).

Listen:

Ben Salter

Callum Gentleman

Alicesea

Tickets are for sale directly from the artists at this online link: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55830/Ben-Salter.utr

$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,

Karin

Richard Gilewitz 14 May Rotorua

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“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.

Thank you,

Karin

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 matt@corosoniclab.co.nz
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 info@princesgate.co.nz 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 info@princesgate.co.nz
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 info@princesgate.co.nz

All other gigs at The Monarch, Prince’s Gate – event info at www.theroguestage.co.nz 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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Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men – 19th March

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Kaharoa Hall is the venue for the next The Rogue Stage Presents!

The band, Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men, is a 4 piece alt country, folk-blues band ft Bernie Griffen, Kirsten Warner, Brendan Turner and Alison Turner. They are based in Auckland and will soon be embarking (Bernie and Kirsten) on an European tour. This will be a great opportunity to see them live before they leave NZ for 3 months.

Bernie Griffen and Kirsten Warner have been writing songs together for over 3 decades. Their unique swamp blues sound is not something you hear everyday. “Everything so far” released in 2012, followed by “Salvation” in 2015 are both outstanding albums. From one song to the next you are drawn into a world where the darker shades of life has its purpose and its meaning, making you stop and think for a bit. It has a ‘lived it’ feel and their live performances are dotted with recollections of where and when the songs were written. Bernie has a down to earth connection with the audience, truly a rough diamond, while Kirsten brings the light hearted & quick witted punch lines. A journalist by day and poet by night, Kirsten has penned many of her own songs which she will also be performing on the night.

It ll be great to see you. Come join us!

19th March, 7pm – $15 pre-sale and $20 on the door (you can text me for a ticket and you can pick it up from Musicworks Rotorua in the next two weeks – 02102381057)

Here is a clip of 95bfm’s In Session: Bernie Griffen

Emma Wall house concert @ The Rogue Stage Lounge

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Great news! Still some spaces left for this show, her second last in NZ, before she heads back to Australia! If you would like witness one of the top three live music shows of 2010 (voted by Rhythms Magazine, Aus), here is your chance. 

Entry is koha, food and drink donation appreciated. 

Contact Karin at theroguestage@gmail.com or via Facebook message.