August 2012 News: Bright Lights And Lullabies

It’s been over 2 months that we’ve said hi, and boy, have we been busy! Meet our latest acquisition to the right of this article – his name is Peter and he’s been keeping Mark and Michelle well on their toes! I think we’ll keep him.

Apart from baby related things, we’ve been busy with many Re-orientation events at AUT, MIT and Uni of Auckland’s Shadows Tavern.

Congratulations to the good people at the Wynyard Quarter/Silo Park, who recently celebrated their first anniversary! Can we even remember the area before the re-development last year? Everything they put on there has been so very well received, and we’re extremely proud to be a steady part of the team!

Summer is right ahead, and our calendar is filling up – make sure you let us know about your upcoming events early on – christmas party planning time is probably… NOW! In the next few weeks you’ll see us out and about a lot – we’re particularly looking forward to Waitakere Festival and Grey Lynn Festival, and we’ll be providing the backline for the Going Global showcase at Galatos next month.

Say hi if you see us!

You can still vote for us
End of September the results of this year’s People’s Choice Awards will be tallied up, and of course we’d like to do as well as we did in the past. If you’re already our client, happy with our service and have a spare couple of minutes, why don’t you pop by on their website and give us your vote! Follow this link here to cast your vote – we’d hugely appreciate it.

We’ve Moved!
No real news, but just in case you didn’t know: We’ve moved from Parnell Rise to George St where we’re conveniently based less than a stone throw away from studio and warehouse.

Unit 2b
21 George St
ph: 09 309 7948

You can still use our old phone number; it’s now Michelle’s direct dial.

September Specials – Special 1:
To introduce you to our brand new LED strips, we thought we should come up with a nice lighting related special for events during the month of September only!

  • Hire at least 2 LED strips and get 2 LED Par64 cans on floor stands for free!
September Specials – Special 2:
With summer ahead it’s time to record and rehearse, or both!

Our usual going rates for the studio are $50/h+GST (incl. engineer and any backline not hired out on the day), or $25/h+GST (without engineer, ie. to record yourself, or just practise).

  • Hire the studio for 3 days (min 8h/day) and receive a 20% discount off your final bill!
  • Hire the studio for 5 days (min 8h/day) and receive a 25% discount off your final bill!

On a private note…
Friday the 13th proved to be a lucky day for the Rock Factory with the birth of little Peter Albert Rawstron. He’s a happy, healthy little fella, well on the path to his first smile! Thanks for all of your support in the weeks around his birth, it’s nice to know that people care above and beyond the professional level!

Venues we like: The Golden Dawn – Tavern of Power
Did you see the awesome, easy-to-use lighting during last week’s fashion events? Well, that was us, hi! The music they put on at GD is well picked, both DJs and great bands, with extremely friendly staff and a huge choice of drinks and foods for all tastes – well worth a visit!

Venues we like: Paddington Live
The people in charge of the Paddington have their hearts in the right spot, and sometimes they use our excellent Rock Factory backline! If you want to play there, give Scott a call!