Garden Concert two more days

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Yes! Two more days until The Rogue Stage will be erected especially for Monty Bevins and Nikita! Location is a private garden and pre booking is essential. Email or buy a ticket directly from Musicworks Rotorua. $10 each. On the door $15. Its a BYO venue.

Here is a great rendition by Monty of a great song. Enjoy!

All welcomed.

Monty Bevins – Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes…:

Monty Bevins and Nikita Bryant at The Rogue Lounge

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Monty Bevins and Nikita Bryant

Supper Club at The Rogue Lounge is hosting a wonderful evening of shared meals and great music . Setting is the private home of Barry and Karin Vincent in Rotorua.


Monty Bevins is a soulful gentleman, orchestrating his music on guitar & loop pedals. He writes songs to stir our thoughts and its deep felt magic will put a spell on you. Monty has performed at The Rogue Stage before as part of the Rotorua NZ Music Month in May 2014. His performance was outstanding and feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive.

Find more about Monty Bevins here:

Nikita Tu-Bryant is a singer songwriter from Wellington and her music is described as mystical and mesmerising, many tales sung through melodies and pulses – a natural accompaniment of storytelling through music. The Roots are primarily folk, branching out to the likes of blues, jazz and soul. Folk with a slight quirky twist.

Find more about Nikita Tu-Bryant here:

Supper Club is an opportunity for people to mingle and have dinner together with the opportunity to hear great music played in an intimate setting.

Guests are welcome to bring a plate of food & wine. We as hosts will provide nibbles, a selection of salad and a vegetarian dish. Closer to the time, the menu will be revealed in full.

Please register by email or text 02102381057. Numbers are strictly limited and by registering early, we can prepare the venue, make sure you are comfortable and have enough food for all attendees.

Tickets are $10 Early Registration and $15 On the Day Registration

Monty is also playing at The Okere Falls Festival the next day and by prior arrangement with management we have organised this intimate concert.

I look forward to your receiving your email.

Kind regards,

Karin and Barry

Folk & Goodness in the Park 26 Sept

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Folk & Goodness at The Cafe at Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park
26 Sept
7pm til 10 pm
$10 pre-sale and $15 on the door

Spaghetti Bolognaise, Ciabata & Salad $10
Nachos & Chili (Meat or Bean) $6
Wedges & Sour Cream $6

Dessert – Tiramisu with ice cream & cream $6

BYO – $1 per bottle of wine and $1 per six pack of beer



CW Stoneking To Tour NZ

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Great news! CW Stoneking in NZ soon!

Originally posted on The 13th Floor:

CW Stoneking PosterBut who is CW Stoneking? Rumours of his past are rife – he had been a boxer, that he lived in a stolen car on the outskirts of town, that his body is covered in tattoos and he doesn’t cook. And then there’s the one about him being once seen in a very different incarnation – playing lead guitar with a heavy-rock band called The Berko Boys in a Sydney. Some said he looked more like a hillbilly David Lee Roth than a Delta bluesman, with long blond hair, a black skivvy, balaclava and a stuffed fox perched on his shoulder. His bandmates were dressed as a game-show host and rodeo clown. Or so they said.

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Eb and Sparrow Album Release Tour with guests Ted & Gloria 20 September

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Eb & Sparrow are super pleased to bring their long awaited debut album, straight into the heart of Rotorua for a very special election night full of beautiful original New Zealand music all the way from Wellington! With local couple Ted & Gloria upstairs in the Ballroom, Kusabs Building,1150 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua
Tickets $15 Presales / $20 Doorsales – children under 12 free / 12-18 $8.00
Available from Musicworks 1141 Pukuatua Street Tel:07 346 3199 or Online here at eventfinder
For more details contact Rogue Stage Tel 021 023 81057
Eb & Sparrow is a genre-defying, five-piece folk band that has been gaining attention across the country from city bars to folk clubs, festivals to house concerts. They have supported Rodriguez, Pokey LaFarge, Beth Orton, Anika Moa, The Warratahs, Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams, Tami Neilson, and Aldous Harding.
Eb & Sparrow’s new debut album, released through Home Alone Music, is self-titled and self-assured. The 10 song collection is built on – but far exceeds – their three preceding EPs as it takes the band’s paradoxically woven nature to new heights. These songs are proudly soaring and grounded, dark and bright, dreamy and direct, country and Spanish, 1850s and 1950s, delicate and propulsive, all the while lamenting and laughing.
“We cast aching crescendoes of a time long gone, into a modern landscape” says singer and songwriter Ebony Lamb. Her impressionistic lyrics are imbued with a simple strength that comes from both heart and heartache. Her voice is unique – a cross between Cat Power and Gillian Welch and seems to resurrect an old-time soul into the here and now.
Lamb has worked tirelessly at her craft with a band that has grown organically around her. Lap-steel, trumpet and electric guitars swirl colourfully above solid and sensitive rhythm playing, moving effortlessly between a country shuffle, a Tex-Mex croon, and a hazy hooning workout.
Eb & Sparrow was recorded by award-winning Lyttelton producer and sound genius Ben Edwards (The Eastern, Delaney Davidson & Marlon Williams, Doprah, The Tiny Lies, Aldous Harding, The Unfaithful Ways, Luckless) at The Sitting Room studios.
“In these post-modem times, it’s easy to be suspicious of throwback folk music with vaudeville era aesthetics. Eb & Sparrow suggest not a yearning for an imagined brighter past, but a desire to participate in a simpler, more humanistic way of life.” – Martyn Pepperell, Vanguard Red Magazine.
Eb & Sparrow
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African Drumming & Dance Workshop with Robert Fugah

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Exciting news!!

On Monday 1st Sept and 2nd Sept, Robert Fugah is visiting Rotorua for 2 days. He will be offering 2 workshops on both evenings, 6.30 – 8.30. 

Cost: $25 per session or $40 for both

Student rates available for under 18s

You are welcome to email me your registration (preferred) to

You can also view the event detail on Eventfinder or on Eventbrite (map, venue, price or add to your calendar)

I hope you can come and share this great opportunity with other drumming enthusiasts. 

Kind regards 


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