The Rogue Stage
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
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:
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
The magnificent Tiny Ruins is visiting Rotorua next month!
“…One of the best acts to harness the power of dark folk…Expansive, experimental and exciting.” – Hhhhappy
Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter.
Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The Clean’s Hamish Kilgour, and ‘Dream Wave’, a 7″ single recorded with film director David Lynch, Hollie Fullbrook returns with her spellbinding live band to bring a new set of songs to some of the most intimate and celebrated venues in the land.
Laying the groundwork for the release of their third album, now in its final stages of recording, the four-piece will be visiting small towns and big cities alike, showcasing new material alongside favourites from their award winning back catalogue Some Were Meant for Sea, Haunts, Brightly Painted One & Hurtling Through.
Tickets are strictly sold online at undertheradar.co.nz or cash on the door for $25 (if there are tickets left).
The venue for this show is the Monarch Room, Prince’s Gate Hotel, Rotorua.
WFF 2017 line-up!
For those of you who have been lucky to be charmed by his rich voice, poignant lyrics and melodic harmonies need no introduction to this extraordinary and talented musician, but for those who still feel unsure whether its worth to abandon the couch for….
He has played in some great venues, up and down the country. That means South Island too, including Stewart Island. Bars, cafes, clubs, pubs, streets, house concerts, gardens, beaches, floating pontoons, bowls, ferries, stages, you name it, Bob probably has done it. He regularly amps the crowd at the Mussel Inn, Oneka, a legendary venue with some legendary local brew and home to the Captain Cooker, down in Golden Bay. I think he has a standing extended everlasting invitation by the owner!
He has shared the limelight in NZ with Luke Hurley (NZ artist featured on the ‘Insatiable Moon’ sound track), Panda (USA), Midge McCleary (NZ) and Stu O’Connor (UK). All favourites on the live music scene. NZ-landers have seen Jerseybob play and perform his music for the last 10 years and steadily he has built a group of faithful followers. Some so dedicated, following in his trail to the next stage.
Jerseybob has his own unique style, fusing folk inspired tunes with his quick witted tongue. A blend he has stamped as Folkcomedy. His songs tell tales, from here and from far far away. Tales of love ‘Simple Love Song’, death ‘My Mum’s Mum’, age ‘Wish List’, an old house ‘This Old House’ and living by the sea ‘Ebb and Flow’. He is a man with a gentle soul and he shares his truths so openly and trustingly. His fingers run up and down the familiar fretboard ‘McCleary’s Womb’, as if on a mad coffee rush, pulsating to a deep earthy rhythm, or they just dance ever so gently ‘This One’s for Nibs’. You get more than just a regular guy playing guitar nicely, you get a vibe, a heartbeat, a moment you definitely want to be part of.
You get more than just a regular guy playing guitar nicely, you get a vibe, a heartbeat, a moment you definitely want to be part of. His wife Monika has now joined him on Cajon and adds a driving beat to the acoustic sounds. She also adds a much more attractive look to the worn out troubadours weathered face.. LOL
Lloyd Akroyd – https://soundcloud.com/lloydakroydmusic
Singer song writer working musician from Rotorua, A blend of Rock,pop,blues/jazz & funk.
Looking for Alaska – http://www.lookingforalaska.co.nz/
Like two weary vagabonds hitch-hiking along the open road with nothing but a guitar and a suitcase of songs and wayward memories, pop-folk duo Looking For Alaska are ready to set the New Zealand folk scene alight.
Members Aaron Gott and Amy Maynard offer up a sound rooted in country-style guitar and soaring harmonies woven together at their very fibre, intensified by their magentic on-stage chemistry. The duo’s familiarity, closeness and authenticity is fuelled by their real-life romance, creating a magnetic performance style that captivates their audience time and time again, and has seen them open for the likes of Fly My Pretties and Herbs, and as a featured act at the Auckland Folk Festival.Having performed together extensively since they bonded during a recording assignment at music school in 2012, Aaron and Amy embarked upon their newest musical endeavour Looking For Alaska two years ago, and have since worked tirelessly to create a collection of original material, ranging from thigh-slapping, foot-stomping folk sing-alongs, to poignant heart-rending ballads drenched in melancholy.
Accompanied by their band, Looking For Alaska have recently emerged from Roundhead Studios where they have recorded their debut album, set for release in October 2016, and accompanied by a nationwide tour.
More acts to be announced soon!
Food, drinks and bar:
Join Robert Koffie Fugah for 4 days of hands-on instruction and learn a West African Drum Rhythm and a West African Dance Routine.
Workshop Description: This is a 2 hour Drumming and Dance Workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the Ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using songs, drumming and dancing from West Africa especially from Ghana. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Robert Koffie Fugah.
Day 1: Arrive at 6pm to meet everyone, class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – beats/rhythms/coordination
Day 2: Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – concepts of the song, rhythms, basic dance moves
Day 3:Class starts at 6.30 until 8.30. Instruction – integrate dance, song and rhythms, practice the routines
Day 4: Gather at 4pm to rehearse and prepare for concert – hosted at The Monarch 7pm to 9pm.
Community Concert at The Monarch, 24th Nov, 7pm – KOHA ENTRY
Bring your own drum or hire from Koffie, fees apply.
$80 for full course, 4 days – Early bird price available for the first 10 spaces (ALL BOOKED)
$100 for full course, 4 days – General price, for the remaining 20
More about your instructor, Robert Koffie Fugah
Koffie Fugah is a teacher and performer of African drumming and dance.
He is from the Abor village in the Volta Region of Ghana where music and dance are integral to life.
He studied and trained in drumming and dance in Accra, Ghana. Robert has taught African drumming and dance for over 15 years in schools and to expatriates,both in Ghana and abroad.
He moved to Otago New Zealand in 2013 and has developed a reputation as a talented and hardworking teacher facilitating workshops and performing across the country.
Robert has been a featured performer for African Day in Wellington, Special performance at Parliament House, Prana Festival Coromandel, Luminate Festival Takaka, Evolve Nelson and the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the U20 Soccer World Cup, NZ, Guests Performer on What Now Kids Show on TV2.
How to book: Buy tickets online at www.eventbrite.co.nz or email email@example.com
Please note: Special consideration for unwaged and low income attendees. Please contact me directlly for ‘Sponsored Placements’. Email Karin Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02102381057.
This event is partly sponsored by Rotorua Lakes Council.
Hopetoun Brown is back! This Saturday, 19th November at Rotorua Museum!
New single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGNqUZyKw9Y
Tickets available to buy at Musicworks Rotorua and Rotorua Museum reception.
$30 Adult Admission
Door sales subject to availability. Bar opens at 7 pm for drinks and light meals.
Join us one more time for a magnificent last live music show for 2016!