Monthly Archives: January 2014

NEWWORLDSON with Ginny Blackmore @ The Powerstation – 31 Jan 2014


The Powerstation

Three-time Juno nominees NewWorldSon rocketed to international fame after the release of their smokey funk-infused debut “Salvation Station”.  Further recognition followed with the success of their first hit single “There Is A Way” – peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Music chart for Christian Songs, reaching the number 1 spot at Christian radio in Canada, the UK and Australia, and helping to garner three of 11 awards in total from the Gospel Music Association for the Niagara Falls-based group.

The band’s unforgettable live show pulls in the new lineup consisting of veteran Canadian bassist John Irvine, and Motown alumnus Leroy Emmanuel (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson) to the party, adding even more depth and history to their signature sound: inspirational lyrics, an eclectic blend of 60s soul, funk, roots and gospel.


Every now and then a song comes along that is so intriguing, it captures the heart of everyone who hears it. “Bones,” the debut single from Ginny Blackmore, is one of those songs. It’s a heartwrenching story of unrequited love, uniquely told by Blackmore’s vulnerable yet powerful vocals. Written in a painful moment of her love life, “Bones” has drastically altered Blackmore’s life, transforming a struggling singer and songwriter from Auckland, New Zealand, into one of Epic Records’ most captivating pop newcomers. Blackmore is fast becoming one of our country’s biggest songwriting exports, whether penning songs for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Adam Lambert and Pixie Lott, or behind the microphone herself, reaching the soaring notes of her latest hit ‘Sing For Me’

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Raggamuffin @ Rotorua International Stadium : 31 Jan – 1 Feb 2014


Over 30 amazing bands and DJs, including nine major international reggae acts feature in the line-up for the two-day Raggamuffin festival.

The 2014 festival has returned to its reggae roots with world class artists Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley (youngest son of legend Bob Marley), Shaggy, Rebel Souljahz, Common Kings, Groundation and, for the first time in New Zealand, Morgan Heritage. Also featuring are three stars from the Marley brothers’ Ghetto Youths International record label, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I and Wayne Marshall.

Leading New Zealand acts complete the stunning bill – Tiki Taane (acoustic/MC set with Optimus Gryme), House of Shem, Sons of Zions, Ardijah, Aotearoa Reggae All Stars, Three Houses Down, Soljah, Lion Rockers Hi-Fi, Majic and Smokefree Pacifica Beats winners, Strangely Arousing from Rotorua will open up the Main Stage on Sat 1 Feb.

A strong line-up of DJ acts has also been confirmed including Che Fu, King Kapisi, DJ Sirvere, DJ Poroufessor, DJ Art, DJ Locksteady, Sgt Benji, Ben Sifty Goodness, Deach, DJ Masive, DJ Jayrasik, DJ Hemz and DJ Infared.

Raggamuffin 2014 takes place on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2014 at Rotorua International Stadium

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Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion @ The Powerstation – 16 Jan 2014

Snoop Dogg

SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION announces his Big Day Out 2014 sideshow

As the go-to-man to get your booty movin’, SNOOP DOGG aka SNOOP LION has solidified his position as the leading hip hop artist across the globe. Recently adopting the moniker Snoop Lion after an inspirational trip to Jamaica, this show will be the first time New Zealanders will be able to see the tracks live on stage with all of his greatest Dogg hits!

@ The Powerstation

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