Rumble in the jumble of ardent fans
Two of New Zealand’s hottest pop acts took the stage in Putaruru on Saturday. Manager of The Plaza Nicola Warrington reviews the night.
THE Schools Out For Summer tour ended on a high at the South Waikato Arts Centre at The Plaza in Putaruru on Saturday night.
New Zealand Music Awards best male solo winner Dane Rumble rocked the house accompanied by groovy girl group Ivy Lies.
A crowd of 450 eagerly waited while the reverberating sounds from DJ Danny G charged the atmosphere.
Ivy Lies kicked off the show and sent the once seated crowd down front centre stage in true mosh pit style.
The girls banged out 10 great songs, ending with their most popular hit Addicted, with vocal accompaniment from the fans.
The girls had a cameraman capturing footage so if you got up and joined in you may be lucky enough to see yourself in their music video soon.
Next on stage, the man himself – Dane Rumble.
Rumble certainly did not dis- appoint with a set of 13 tunes performed with his superb band.
This evening will not be forgotten in a hurry and was an amazing opportunity for the young fans to experience and enjoy the music without travelling to the bigger event venues where these gigs usually take place.
I’d like to thank everyone who helped make the event run smoothly, you know who you all are. Here’s to more great music in the South Waikato in 2011.
SCHOOLS OUT: Dane Rumble performs in the last show of his Schools Out For Summer tour.
SINGALONG: More than 400 turned out to see Dane Rumble in Putaruru.