Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper Stan 8 Nov

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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 theroguestage@gmail.com. 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.

Tour Itinerary

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

July News at The Rogue Stage OUT NOW!

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Night at the Museum ft Huia Hamon 3rd July

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The Rogue Stage Presents: Night at the Museum

3 rd July 2016 – 6.30pm

Featuring award winning bilingual NZ artist

Huia Hamon

Huia’s performances incorporates electronic beats, organic percussion with live guitars and deep harmonies. She has an easy sound with conscious lyrical content.

Huia celebrates a vast musical journey singing with various artists and at festivals such as Waiheke Jazz Fest, Splore, Matariki Festival, Sundaise Festival, Oratia Jungle Festival, Mihirangiʻs Somebody Shake The Tree Tourʻ, The Body Arts Awards,  Parihaka, The Big Day Out, Rhythm n Vines and Pao Pao Pao.

Raised in Rotorua, she is familiar with the local landscape and through her music she entwines that which is dear to her: mother nature, family, friendships and tradition. Huia is based in Auckland where she successfully spends her time devoted to her family, her art career, music and mentoring young and upcoming talent. Together with husband, Chris Chetland, they own and manage Kog Studios – a recording and mastering studio, working with many high profile NZ artists such as Maisey Rika, Ahoribuzz, Jakob (Winner of the Taite Prize 2014 for best album) and JGeeks.

Huia received high acclaim for her first release, appearing on Good Morning TV3 and recipient of the ART Venture Award 2015. Exclusive to Rotorua audience, Huia will be performing tracks from her newly released album, Ata – a journey through Huia’s favourite music styles with reggae and dub beats by House of Shem and drum and bass by Baitercell.

To lisent and read more about Huia and Ata, please follow this link: www.iamhuia.com

The evening will also include performances by local performers Chris Webber and Jason Hamon. The evening is in conjunction with Te Reo Maori Language Week which is celebrated each year at Rotorua Museum.

Tickets are $30 per adult, $12 per Student and OAP

Available at Rotorua Museum, Musicworks Rotorua and by post // email booking The Rogue Stage – theroguestage@gmail.com


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 theroguestage@gmail.com for details or text/phone – 02102381057
Get the EP & tour info at http://callumgentleman.com/

$10 entry feeBYO nibbles and drinks