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October Update

October Update

We’ve added a few new tricks to our repertoire lately, we can now hire out drapes for events, and we have some new projectors and screens for your audiovisual requirements.

 

Here are our drapes….

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And here are our new projector screens (along with our lights, stage and sound system of course!)

 

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We’ve been up to a bunch of stuff, as usual too busy to keep on top of our blog.  So before we head into a busy summer I’ll give you a quick run-down of some of what we’ve been up to…

School productions/ talent quests for Silverdale Primary School, Murrays Bay School, Waikowhai Intermediate School, Royal Oak Intermediate and Gladstone Primary School, installations, our annual Live Recording Marathon, tour with Sweet and Irie, outdoor fashion shows, Auckland Museum gigs, function at the Hilton, and many other events and shows.

 

We’ve also added a couple of new instruments to our hire department, don’t forget we hire those a well as backline!

 

 

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It’s been busy at The Rock Factory as usual.  Summer news is that we’ve had Auckland Council Music in Parks gigs on most weekends, which are always great fun.  And it’s been good to hear positive feedback from happy patrons.  We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather for the most part…  Though in Huia we got a lot of rain, the crowd weren’t phased and kept dancing.  I even overheard enthusiastic statements like “Wow this is just like woodstock!”. Highlights this year have been the Latin Fiesta held in Jellicoe Park in Onehunga where are huge crowd turned up – well over 3000 people up and dancing and enjoying the outdoors. We also loved the Gunslinger’s Ball lineup at Grey Lynn Park – great music, and family friendly atmosphere.
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News On Tour and Around New Zealand:

In other news Michelle has been having fun on tour with local rock band Static Era, here’s a video from their Auckland show.

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On Waitangi Day we were up early to set up for a show at Hoani Waititi Marae. ‘Sweet & Irie‘, and ‘Majik’ were our highlights for the day! and news was the lineup included ‘The Green’ from Hawaii. Definitely check them all out if you get the chance.