A Rotorua Gentleman
Kiwi Troubadour Callum Gentleman is set to take to the Rogue Stage in Rotorua to promote his new single, ‘Blue Collar Killer’.
On Sunday September 17, 6pm, at Prince’s Gate’s Monarch Room, Callum will be performing with acclaimed Australian artist Ben Salter, along with Bay of Plenty’s own Alice Sea.
‘‘Karin Vincent and The Rogue Stage have been vital to the New Zealand touring circuit. Their support for local music, and for my music, had been a highlight for many of us out on the road,’’ Gentleman said.
Gentleman’s new song Blue Collar Killer is a Dark Folk tune, with a Southern Gothic edge. It’s a highlight in his live set, and often closes show.
‘‘It can be taken as a simple story song. You know, the guy in the song is your average day-to-day contract killer. He turns up to work, clocks in, ticks his clients off the to-do list, works some overtime so he can save up for a holiday with the kids, clocks out, heads home to have dinner. An ordinary guy, just with an extraordinary skill set’’
‘‘I’d been trying to write a protest song for a while but they kept on sounding like cut price Bob Dylan tunes. I was at my mum’s playing around with a few lyrics. I played a bit of Blue Collar Killer and she said ‘sounds like a song about John Key’.
Kiwi troubadour Callum Gentleman.