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Roseneath Rebels Competition!

So this Friday in Wellington at The San Francisco Bath House a musical extravaganza is going to happen.  The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and Richter City Rebels have teamed up to become one mega super band!  I am actually beside myself with joy for this gig.  Its going to be full of wonderous toe tapping bum wiggling music.  And beards.  Ok so maybe just a few but they will be mighty!

Madame Fancy Pants is lucky enough to have 2 double passes to give away and....yes AND a cd from each of The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and Richter City Rebels for the lucky 2 winners. 
How do I win you say? well you just need to leave a comment here telling us your favourite style of moustache/beard and why and we will choose a winner on Friday afternoon.  YEAH!

Want to know more about the gig? of course you do.
Here are the details...

The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and the Richter City Rebels are coming together on May the 25th to set the night alight with high energy sing-a-longs and dance music. 

"It's going to be madness - 10 horns, 3 drummers, 16 singers, guitar, upright bass and even an upright piano all on one stage. I've got no idea how we're going to fit!" said Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band pianist, Dayle Jellyman. 

The San Francisco Bath House will host this event, which will feature a combined set with both bands onstage at once. 

"Both bands play music that is all about getting people up and moving, having a great time, so it feels quite natural for us to be coming together for this show" said Richter City Rebels band leader, Lex French. 

Kicking the night off will be the Richter City Rebels and their take on the New Orleans style street beat brass band sound, followed by the RoseneathCentennial Ragtime Band with their 6 part vocals and impeccable dress sense. 

Featuring a range of NZ's finest musicians, this show promises to be a night to remember with a mix of original Wellington music and classic New Orleans stomps and swaggers. 

The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band and The Richter City Rebels at San Francisco Bath House, Friday May 25th. Tickets are available at, $10 + booking fee, $15 on the door. 

Adam Page in the house! (+WIN WIN!)

A few years ago I played a wee gig in the Pit bar (Bats), lovely wee intimate gig with some lovely folk listening.  One of these folk was a big burly bearded fellow I have never met before.  He introduced himself as Adam Page (late I find out he is a multi instrumentalist and loop pedal god!) and said he was stocked I played some Ani DiFranco.  He then pulled me aside telling me that I HAD to listen to this song on his mp3 player and he wanted to play it with me.  The song was Naked as we came by Iron & Wine, I had never heard it before and almost cried at its pure beauty.  I certainly didn't expect a song like this to be played to me and this moment forged Adam in my heart and memory.  
In the following weeks Adam and I hung out and practised the song.  He on his lovely Saxophone and me on my guitar and singing.  I hadn't 'jammed/played' with anyone for such a long time and was a tad nervous but Adam was just lovely and so encouraging to work with.  A gem you might say.
We played the song live on Radio Active without a hitch and both left feeling elated.  
A little while later Adam had a concert at Downstage and of course I was eager to hear him in all his instrumenting/loop pedaling/noise making/kumara playing goodness so I got there early and waited eagerly.  Adam came on and well words cannot describe the awesomeness that followed.  Mini guitars, beat boxing, mini bass, kumera, flute, saxophone, keys, looping, things to bang and bonk.  Simply Amazing.  So amazing that some of the songs I didnt want to be sitting...I wanted to get up and dance....and some of the songs/sounds I just got lost in.
Sadly Adam then went back to his home town of Adelaide Australia.

But luckily for us he has returned to Wellington...and not just for a visit! He and his lovely lady packed up their guff and bought it over and got themselves a sweet pad and he can play gigs when ever he wants! So now its your turn to experience the AMAZINGNESS that is Adam Page.
He is play this Friday the 14th at Meow (down Edward Street/Wellington) 8.30pm. 

You wanna go? of course you do! we have 2 single passes for 2 uber lucky folk to go get their Page on.
Leave a comment on our Facebook Page telling us where Adam hails from and you could win win win win win win !!!


*winner randomly picked and announced Friday round lunch time 

Win Roller derby tickets!!

So you wanna see girls on roller skates, looking all hot'n'mean'n flying around a ring whopping each other in a mad rush om roller skates ....for what? you don't really know but its frantic, fun and crazy!

We are lucky enough to have a double pass to giveaway to this Saturday the 18ths Richter City Roller Derby .  RAD!

Leave a comment HERE and tell us what YOUR roller derby name would be and you could win!

*Winner chosen on Friday around lunch time.