The Rogue Stage was incredibly lucky to have had the most amazing photographer at The Hard Core Troubadours’ show on the 21st November. Petra Zoe, a local Rotorua resident, has been taking photos for a long time. Her passion is taking photos of musicians and she captures these live music moments so well.
She has an eagle eye for detail and excellent at choosing the right moments to snap the perfect picture. She never intrudes and quietly goes about her task, enjoying the show just as much as all the other guests. I love her ‘framing’ and at such low light, the pictures all look amazing.
Here is one of them,
I will add a link to her website as soon as I get the go ahead.
For the address, please text me 02102381057 if you get lost, do not know where to go or can’t find it. It will be sign posted, and you ll see the sign as featured at the bottom of the page. It is exactly 20 km from Rotorua CBD.
There will be tickets to buy on the door/gate. $20 each. Some tickets are still available at Musicworks in Pukuatua St. You are most welcome to drop in and ask for either John or Sandy for tickets.
Tonight is BYO – I will have wine glasses for you tonight – kindly sponsored by Vegas City Limits.
And tonight Janek “Buck” Croydon (previously recorded with Donna Dean) will be joining the line-up. 5 great musicians, in a great luscious private setting with great people!
The Rogue Stage, working hard to bring the music closer. See you tonight!
I ve had a roll since last week with publicity and media cover for The Rogue Stage. First it was front page of the weekend paper, Rotorua Weekender, credit to Mike Watson and Stephen Parker for such a great article. Mike captured the essence of what it is we do here perfectly and by “we” I do mean all of us, including you, the audience. Music is more powerful when you listen and enjoy it and the audience’s generous listening ears are crucial to the life of The Rogue Stage.
Today it was TV Rotorua, Wayne Douglas and Graeme who came to our house. We did an informal interview about what The Rogue Stage is and what is planned for the summer ahead, on the (Tihi Tea Stop) deck. Wayne Douglas made it so easy and I felt so at ease (I was a wreck last night, realizing that I ll be on your tv screens in your living rooms!). Camera man Graeme took great shots of the bamboo stage, strategically missing the compost bins behind the stage. We had such a great time and so much respect for Wayne, who is testimony to keeping his passion alive for so many years, sharing Rotorua stories with locals via broadcasting.
I ve been working on The Rogue Stage for so long, spending hours day and night, designing posters, organizing concerts and researching new sounds and reviews. To get recognition for my efforts is such a compliment and it means more people in Rotorua will get the chance to come along and enjoy great NZ music with us.
I am almost done with the A1 size poster and please do go in to Musicworks Rotorua to pick up a leaflet to take back with you. John has kindly printed off hundreds and Sandy is a superstar selling concert tickets. All tickets for all shows will be in store in the very near future. (Only a certain amount of pre-sales will be released for you to buy over the counter, the rest will be online or door sales.)
Thank you all for making music, clapping and coming along to the shows, buying local CDs and playing it to your friends. The Rogue Stage is about what is happening now, being present and appreciating art.
The Hard Core Troubadours (Rob Joass, Kim Bonnington, Dusty Burnell and Hamish Graham) are playing at Vegas City Limits this coming Friday – 21 November 2014, 8 pm.
Davey Beige (Tauranga) is supporting Will Wood & Dave Khan on the 5th Dec! Dave Khan and Dave Bishop go way back and its so great to create the opportunity for them to play together again. Click on the photo to open a new link to ‘Hard Work’ – Dave’s new album.
Long awaited, and much asked after tickets are now finally hot off the press and making their way to Musicworks. Address details on the back, if in doubt, contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org