Please join us for a true celebration of what the Rogue Stage stands for, hard work and belief in your work. Such is Into the East. I remember hearing ‘On the run’ and buying their album the very next day. Their live performances are heart warming, delightful, insightful and musically brilliant. Gentle guitar, soothing vocals, lyrics that touch deep and in between banter that will make you cry with laughter. In May 2014, Into the East, kick started our house concert venture, filling our lounge to the brim with eager listeners. Visitors from as far as Nebraska turned up and could not stop saying how much they enjoyed the show. (of which the Nebraskans were veteran country performers themselves!)
Liv’s vocals are strong and soft at the same time, a pure hearted performer, while Graeme is steady and an anchor.
Into the East for the first time is presented by Arts on Tour NZ and the following is from their website:
The sole of your left shoe will need a re-treading and your heart will love at full potential after spending an evening with Into The East who were crowned NZCMA Country Group of The Year, and nominated for Best NZ Folk Album at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards.
Award-winning songs dip and dive from the depths of happiness to the dizzying heights of darkness in a show that has been compared to a Simon and Garfunkel, Fleetwood Mac and June Carter/Johnny Cash fusion. Gently finger-picked guitar one minute, bouncing percussion the next, traversing between Country and Folk whilst taking detours through Alternative and Soul.
“Think Fairport Convention taking Neil Young’s acoustic vision apart and building something new with the bones of Sheryl Crow.” (NZ Musician Magazine)
“McBride is the voice that races ahead excited, Woller is the anchor; he pulls back just a tad – together they find the perfect place to pitch and rest each song.” (Simon Sweetman, Dominion Post)
Tickets available online at Eventbrite or limited pre sales at Musicworks Rotorua $30.
Show will start at 8pm.
Note for the audience: Please be respectful of others’ listening space and appreciate their enjoyment – please keep talking to a minimum during performances. Each concert has a break and will give you ample time to ‘catch up’.