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Daniel Champagne – The Snap Shot Tour 15 April, Monarch Room

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Australian Singer songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Daniel Champagne, will bring his Snap Shot Tour to New Zealand this April for his most extensive tour in the country to date. With his captivating performances, characterized by his beautiful lyrics and unique guitar style, Daniel will enchant audiences from Auckland, to Christchurch, and everywhere in between.
“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magic.”
( themusic.com.au )
Daniel Champagne is established as a world class and internationally renowned performer. How many Australian-born artists can spend the majority of their year touring the globe and selling out show after show in North America, Canada and Europe? And doing it tour after tour after tour? Not many is the answer. In between Champagne finds just enough time to broaden his following in Japan, South America,
Mexico and other countries. Oh yes, and then return to Australia and New Zealand for the sort of touring that virtually no other artist can do in 2018. This comes after Daniel completed a sold out Canadian tour, was a finalist in the International
Songwriting Competition, and officially showcased at the recent Folk Alliance international conference in Kansas City. This headlining national tour starts almost immediately after a run of Australian theatre shows as special guest with Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
Here is a recent review from those shows:
“…Daniel Champagne, now living in Nashville, opened proceedings with an impressive solo set of song and instrumentation that verged on an almost dislike for the acoustic guitar that he was playing. In an entertaining, full body performance, Champagne punched, scratched and physically wrestled beats and harmonics from his instrument to build beautiful atmospheric and sonic landscapes in a completely unique way. At times his exaggerated movements were Peter Garrett-esque as his body contorted and limbs
flailed wildly while he ambushed his guitar. Even the mundane task of tuning his guitar was made entertaining. This was a super talented musician that was as mesmerising to watch as hear. This was a great way to warm up an already eager crowd and worth the entry fee alone.”
Daniel Champagne is not afraid to – and in fact loves – playing both the biggest and smallest stages, cities and towns. That’s perfectly evidenced by his exhaustive April/May/June tour where he plays a seemingly endless array of diverse locations – from capital cities to regional areas. That’s what Daniel Champagne does. He takes an astonishing live show – he really is one of THE finest guitarists on the planet – hops in cars and planes and takes that show to people who want to see him.
Daniel Champagne has evolved naturally and through relentless hard work into a truly international performer with an intensely devoted audience – people who love real music, astonishing guitar playing, great songs, and an artist who knows how to combine all these elements into a magnificent live show. It’s the same show on a tiny makeshift stage in a remote country town as it is at any of the world’s major festivals, or on concert stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, the John Butler Trio
or any of the other artists Champagne has performed alongside.
The SNAP SHOT TOUR will see Champagne performing songs from his acclaimed Fault Lines album plus other favourites and new songs. As an added bonus a Snap Shot album will be sold at this shows. There will only be 1000 copies of this limited edition mix tape of location recordings captured live and real over three days in early January on the far south coast of New South Wales. It includes some new songs, some new versions of old songs and some covers.
NEW ZEALAND SNAP SHOT TOUR
April 11 ~ The Wine Cellar ~ AUCKLAND, NZ – http://bit.ly/2GGyAJs
April 12 ~ Town Hall ~ WHANGATEAU, NZ – http://bit.ly/2F2VoWy
April 13 ~ The Butter Factory ~ WHANGAREI, NZ – http://bit.ly/2F1JBb2
April 14 ~ The Station ~ TAURANGA, NZ – http://bit.ly/2H6IDrg
April 15 ~ Monarch Room ~ ROTORUA, NZ – http://bit.ly/2CFRZrs ($15 pre-sale // $20 on the door)
April 16 ~ Meow ~ WELLINGTON, NZ – http://bit.ly/2sOM5V9
April 18 ~ Tsunami Studios ~ LEVIN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2I3kuDc
April 19 ~ Le Cafe ~ PICTON, NZ – http://bit.ly/2HDQxJM
April 20 ~ Sherwood ~ QUEENSTOWN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2I5bw8y
April 21 ~ Dog With Two Tails ~ DUNEDIN, NZ – http://bit.ly/2GHbimH
April 22 ~ Blue Smoke ~ CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – http://bit.ly/2CEfXTS

Quotes:
“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
– Blank, Gold Coast, Australia

“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.”
– The Calgary Herald, Canada

Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper at the evening’ send.”
– Firefly Column, USA

“Still in his … twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene”
– The Dwarf


Fade To Black: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SHQekwX6qs
All of My Stars: https://youtu.be/iLyfPzlAGkU

Links:
Website: http://www.danielchampagnemusic.com/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/danielchampagnemusic
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5VbD0260te11AgTgTs5odC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielchampagnemusic/?hl=en
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dchampagnemusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Champagnemusic1/featured
Songkick: https://www.songkick.com/artists/3092476-daniel-champagne/calendar
Bandsintown: http://www.bandsintown.com/DanielChampagneMusic

 

Tom Lee Richards plays The Monarch Room 25 March 8pm

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After finishing his 1st EU tour including shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Tom Lee-Richards is launching his debut Mini-LP ‘Out of the Oddness’ and celebrating with a NZ, Aus and EU tour. Join Tom at the Rogue Stage launch with guests.

Under The Radar are currently premiering the music video for the title track from Tom’s Mini-LP, directed by NZ’s extraordinary Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman: http://bit.ly/2BGsIAC

Other reviews:

“If the tune feels itself like something made by a true one-off, that’s no accident.” – Pop Matters Chicago.

“Idiosyncratic songwriting that expresses a unique artistic vision; in fact, his latest single “Out of the Oddness,” recounts the true story of a very young Tom breaking his arm on the first day of elementary school with a novelistic attention to detail” – ‘The joy of violent movement’ New York.

This is Tom’s first time at The Rogue Stage, we invite all to share his debut moment on our humble intimate stage.

Doors open a little bit later due to a prior meeting taking place at the Monarch – please come at the later time of 8pm to find your seat.

Tickets are on sale at undertheradar.co.nz or buy on the night at the door.

Watch his new single here:

La Luna & The Gadjos live at The Rogue Stage 24 Feb

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Come and join in a fabulous evening of French song, fun and gypsy swing with NZ’s premier vocal manouche band, La Luna & the Gadjos.

The group will play The Rogue Stage, Prince’s Gate Hotel (Monarch Room) as part of their Bite-sized Tour.

Chanteuse La Luna (Caro Manins) sings vintage Piaf with nerve and verve together with classic songs from the steamy hot clubs of Paris.

Sax-man Roger Manins adds plenty of New Orleans soul, and also on show are the gypsy talents of:
Phillip Beatson – lead guitar
James “le Prof” of the burning violin
Steve Sherry – la pompe
Chris Marshall – contrabass

Tickets are $30 and available at https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/la-luna-the-gadjos/rotorua

For more information, call 02102381057 or email Karin Vincent at theroguestage@gmail.com

Warm regards,

Karin & Barry

Lawrence Arabia tomorrow! 23 Nov at Prince’s Gate, Monarch Room

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An Evening Alone with Lawrence Arabia is happening tomorrow at Prince’s Gate, Monarch Room

Doors open 7pm

Show starts at 7.30pm

You can still get tickets for $15 pre-sale at www.undertheradar.co.nz OR you can buy it last minute for $20 on the door.

Tea n Happiness will be selling food – vegan samosas, butternut alfredo, salad wraps with grilled aubergine and a selection of raw desserts. Eftpos available for food and it will be pre-made. If you like a T&H dinner, please place your order at tea.and.happiness.nz@gmail.com or text 02102381057.

I will also have kombucha – ginger, nectarine and raspberry.

I hope to see many familiar faces tomorrow.

Karin

For more info, follow this link: Lawrance Arabia

Tourettes and Skyscraper Stan 8 Nov, Monarch Room

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Tonight at The Rogue Stage!!

The one and only Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey with Skyscraper Stan.

A show not to be missed!!

Doors open 7pm and show starts 7.30pm.

$10 pre-sale online at undertheradar.co.nz // $15 on the door

Vegan food for sale by Tea n Happiness – eftpos available.

An evening alone with Lawrence Arabia – 23 Nov

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Lawrence Arabia

‘An evening alone with Lawrence Arabia’ should be on your calendar as a must see show.

Why? Because he is among the greatest of NZ musicians – a recipient of many prestigious awards such as the APRA Silver Scroll for ‘Apple Pie Bed’ (co-written with The Phoenix Foundation’s Lukasz Buda), the Taite Music Prize for Chant Darling, a Tui for Best Solo Male Album for Sparrow, followed by a four star review of the same album by UK’s magazine, Mojo. Not to mention the international record deals and collaborations with musicians such a Liam Finn and Connan Mockasin.

The other reason why this show should be on your calendar as a must see show, is that his songs are bloody good and he is a top notch artist/performer/writer.

You can also read more about the event here: in his own words.

The intimacy of Princes Gate’s Monarch Room is the perfect setting to relax with Lawrence Arabia and his collection of songs over a 10 year period. I hope you can stow away $15 to buy your ticket.

Listen here: Lawrence Arabia bandcamp

When: 23 Nov

Where: Princes Gate, Monarch Room

Pre-sale ticket link: undertheradar.co.nz

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Tea n Happiness will provide a full service of vegan food & drinks. You can pre-order your dinner by email (tea.and.happiness.nz@gmail.com), facebook message or text (02102381057).

 

 

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