Prince’s Gate Hotel

Cricket Farm and Esther Swift (Scotland) live at Rogue Stage 4th Feb

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Cricket Farm are touring this summer in support of our debut album ‘Bending Spoons’, and they are stoked to be playing at The Rogue Stage! Esther Swift, who is an incredible harpist and singer songwriter all the way from Scotland, will be joining them. Come and let them serenade you through Sunday evening.

$15 presales undertheradar
$20 door sales
Doors open 730, show from 8.

Ticket link: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/show/SID/58179/N/Cricket-Farm-with-Esther-Swift-Scotland.utr

Cricket Farm are a three-piece indie-folk/gypsy act hailing from Auckland, New Zealand.
Since their formation in 2016 they have won the hearts of audiences with their quaint and sunny sound, which the band describes as “music for hopeless romantic conspiracy
theorists.”
Cricket Farm is made up of multidisciplinary artist Hayley Robertson, Sims Ross (Yebisu, The Murderchord) and Joel Vinsen (Ijebu Pleasure Club, Spiral, Panhandlers).

Reviews:

‘Hard truths sung in a soft voice, accompanied by plucky Chet Atkins inspired nylon string guitar and ukulele, and coloured with clarinet, acoustic gypsy jazz guitar & weird buzzy electric guitar’.

‘I cried three times’ – sad/happy punter.

‘Cricket Farm sing so sweetly but then there are these intense lyrics. And their dynamic on stage is magic. It’s just really good. No really. I’m serious. It is really just very good.’ – Rohan Evans (Wine Cellar)

‘One of the best shows & audience rapport I’ve seen here; reminds me of the Nukes.’ – Punter, Eggsentric Cafe Whitianga

‘What the f*** is that instrument the singer played and rapped to’ that is the singularly most brilliant performance of a piece of music by one person that I’ve seen in a long time! crazy great.’ – Dave Alley

‘Sounds like Django Reinhardt, but with more arms’. – Will Saunders

Listen here to their latest album, Bending Spoons: https://soundcloud.com/cricketfarm/bending-spoons

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Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music making, and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing composing and song writing. She writes
songs about her homeland of Scotland, drawing on her folk roots, and taking inspiration from nature and the people she meets along the way. An eclectic blend of jazz, folk, classical
and everything in between, Esther will share with you her stories and musical experiences from around the world.

 

Read more about Esther here: https://www.estherswift.co.uk/

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We are much looking forward to this show, I hope you can come!

Warm regards,

Karin and Barry

Zarek Silberschmidt and Rhode Workz – 20 Jan at The Rogue Stage!

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Zarek Silberschmidt and his one man band of strings will be joined by Rhode Workz for one night of all things acoustic. Hosted in one of Rotorua’s most intimate venues, the Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and run by Rotorua’s very own Rogue Stage. This is will be an evening of laughter, diversity and most importantly music!

Zarek Silberschmidt –
Characterised by audiences and colleagues alike as a chameleon within his articulation of acoustic guitar performance.
Stylistically defined as remarkably versatile, some would go as far to state, a natural born performer. Zarek’s unique dexterity in the art of shape shifting sounds has been described as simply outstanding by listeners. A spectrum of techniques mastered through a vast comprehension of genre specific qualities, grants his ability to seamlessly accommodate to each
individual performance. With cultural ties from one end of the world to the other, Zarek remains connected to his humble beginnings in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The cultural mix of his antipodean upbringing continues to fuel his passion for exploring musical styles from around the globe.

Leaving New Zealand in 2015 after graduating a Bachelor of Musical Arts, Zarek moved to Switzerland and began to build his career in Europe. He has played several international festivals with some of the highlights being the ‘Swing In The Wind Jazz Festival’ (Estavayer-le-Lac 2016 & 2017) ‘Basel Plucks’ (Basel 2017) and the ‘Contemporary Architecture and Music Festival’ (Basel 2017). These festivals have hosted greats from various disciplines such as Biréli Lagrène, Fred Frith and Sylvain Luc.

Zarek has continued to build his international network, with two tours through Spain (2017), a ‘European Tour’ consisting of 14 concerts throughout Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the U.K (2017), collaborated with industry based organisations such as INDHE (U.K), The Swiss Music Foundation For Young Musicians (Switzerland), as well as becoming an endorsee for RightOn! Straps (Spain).
Zarek is now releasing his first E.P titled ‘Home’ with a tour of Aotearoa. Starting off in New Plymouth with the ‘TSB Bank Festival Of Lights’, there will be shows from Auckland to Oamaru. During this tour he will collaborate with other NZ artists such as Albi and The Wolves, Cricket Farm and Rhode Workz.

Rhode Workz –
Don’t be fooled by their youthful appearance…
Rhode Workz have played at many festivals and shows around New Zealand, including guest spots at Auckland and Wellington Folk Festivals, and Mountaingrass in Australia. You can often see them busking at local farmers markets to raise funds for other festivals further afield. They arrange a majority of their music themselves and love nothing more than to sit down and jam with others. Laurence is 16, Plays Guitar & Banjo, Sam is 14, plays Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar and Bass..  (not all at once!) Nate is 11, who provides rhythm and harmonies.  Together with Mum (AKA Tracy) on double bass, and on the occasion Dad (AKA Bruceeee) on guitar you have Rhode Workz.

Zarek Silberschmidt – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZKrFCxMR8

Rhode Workz – Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rM3_AsZRPI

Ticket link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/zarek-silberschmidt-cd-release-with-rhode-workz/rotorua

Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, have a beautiful festive season!

Karin & Barry

 

 

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: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nzlive/audio/201849488/nz-live-the-grawlixes

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: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55191/Grawlixes—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 matt@corosoniclab.co.nz. 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!

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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,

Karin

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