Prince’s Gate Hotel

Listen to Grawlixes on Radio NZ – recent interview, live with Jesse Mulligan

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Soon we ll hear Grawlixes (Robin Cederman and Penelope Esplin) live in Rotorua at the amazing Monarch Room, performing their album ‘Set Free’. Before then you can listen to their recent interview with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.

Follow this link to listen:

Details of their live concert at The Rogue Stage:

When – 22 July

Where – Monarch Room, Princes Gate Hotel

Time – doors open 7pm, music from 7.30pm

Support – Famous Will

Tickets are $15 and you can buy online here:—Set-Free-Album-Release-Tour.utr

Grawlixes Set Free Album Tour – 22 July at The Rogue Stage

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I m very excited to share this news with you today! Grawlixes, ft Penelope Esplin (French for Rabbits) and Robin Cederman, are stopping in Rotorua on the 22 July to play songs from their new album – Set Free.

We met them in March when they played a concert in our back garden and they simply stole our hearts!

Watch the video of the title track – directed by Penelope Esplin:

If you would like to attend, please follow this link to purchase your tickets online:

tickets for The Rogue Stage, Rotorua at Princes Gate Hotel

Fully licensed bar and light meals from Princes Gate Hotel

Vegan meals, raw cakes, kombucha, turmeric latte and cacao hug in a mug from Tea & Happiness (eftpos available)

Doors open 7pm, music from 7.30pm

contact Karin 02102381057 or Barry 0226441778

POP UP Recording Studio with Matt Sephton // Coro Sonic Lab starts today!

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Exciting news! Matt Sephton is back in Rotorua today with his ever so popular Pop UP Recording Studio. We ran a pilot in May and 17 artists responded to record their original work.

To book a slot, please email Sessions start today and will run until Friday. The pop up recording studio is located at The Monarch, Hinemaru St – part of the Prince’s Gate Hotel complex.

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Pictures from May’s Pop UP Recording Studio.

8th Oct – Looking for Alaska + Fables at The Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Boutique Hotel

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Album Release!!

Yesterday, Looking for Alaska NZ’s much awaited full length album, self titled ‘Looking for Alaska’ was released! This is a major milestone for them! Congratulations Aaron and Amy!


Available as a digital download at Bandcamp from today and it can also be streamed via Spotify & iTunes from early next week. Follow this link for a listen: ‘Looking for Alaska’

Musicians featured on the album, and also playing live tonight are: Regan John McKinnon, Stephen Daniell, Jeremy HantlerPascal Roggen (not with the band tonight) and Yotam Levy (not with the band tonight). Recorded at Roundhead Studios New Zealand, mastered by Kog Studio, Little Kingfisher, More Core Audio and the intriguing album cover was done by Deitywild Photography and Michelle Trigger

Doors open 7.30pm and music starts at 8pm tonight.

Tickets available online at this link <—- buy online (Eventbrite / Paypal / Credit Card / Visa Debit Card)

Or buy on the door, cash only:

  • $20 per adult
  • $10 for students
  • U16s FREE

Rogue Stage Members: 

Invite 2 friends – get one ticket half price

Invite 4 friends – get one ticket free

Hosted by The Rogue Stage at Prince’s Gate Boutique Hotel, The Monarch Room

See you later,


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POP UP A R T Exhibition w/Deano Shirriffs, Miriam Ruberl and Jason Hamon 30 Sept to 2 Oct at Prince’s Gate Boutique Hotel, The Monarch Room

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Deano Shirriffs // Miriam Ruberl // Jason Hamon

Exhibition times:

5.30pm to 8.30pm – Opening, 30th Sept

10.00am to 2.00pm – Open for viewing, 1st Oct

2.00pm to 5.00pm – Workshop with Deano Shirriffs $40 (register at, 1st Oct

8.00pm to 10.00pm – Live SLAM & Open Stage event ft Liam Dixon, Sua Mativa, Steve Riley and Henry Ludbrook, 1st Oct

12.00pm to 5.00pm – Open viewing and light lunch (to purchase), 2nd Oct

(click on link to buy tickets)

Contact Karin 02102381057 or for info or questions.


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: