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

June 2014 Update

Update for June 2014 at The Rock Factory … Welcome to www.therockfactory.net/about-us  – Our June update. Mark and I have colds… and our little toddler (almost 2) coughs through the night right now  – I really hope your health is better than our family’s at the moment… to banish the June blues, I guess we could write and record a wicked as song complete with 2 year old whining!! The Storm from the night before and resulting power cut had us on Wednesday night seeking out the closest place with candles and matches for sale and a food-court with power, lights, …

February 2014 News Update

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 …

Music in Parks

  Auckland Council Music in Parks is here for the summer.  We’re stoked be mixing lots of awesome bands and supplying sound systems and/or staging  for one of these outdoor concerts every weekend. Music In Parks – Free music concerts provided by Auckland Council, every weekend, throughout the summer! Music in Parks super fun events are FREE and happening in a park near you, so make up a picnic, slap on your sunscreen, and enjoy an awesome summer day of great entertainment with your family and friends. For a full list of bands, parks, and dates, visit the official website www.musicinparks.co.nz/events/. Music …

Neilstock, oh yeah!

If you like secret camping music festivals with awesome bands you should probably come to this. Neilstock is a shindig on a farm in Tirau, traditionally with bands and their friends and family camping onsite. https://www.facebook.com/neilstock.yeah

November Update

Hi all, Sometimes when we get really busy we forget to update our news page, but rest assured that we’re working hard! Some of our highlights for the year included: * Two Rock Factory Recording Marathons * Staging for Auckland City Council Music in Parks * Sound for Movie nights at Silo Park * Silo Sessions; our favourite was the Multi-Cultural World Together Concert * The Korean Du Ruje Festival in Aotea Square * As always we are looking forwards to the upcoming Annuals: Grey Lynn Festival, Neilstock, Keltic Fair and Tairua Wine and Food Festival. Hope you’ve had a great year …

November 2012 News Update: Thank You

Thank you very much indeed for helping us win the 2012 People’s Choice Awards for best Nationwide Audio Visual Hire! The original reason we started the Rock Factory was to help and support bands in our community who don’t always have a lot of money. We moved into corporate work to enable us to keep doing what we love, and it turns out that corporate work is a pleasure to do as well! We count ourselves so lucky that we get to do both these days, and feel appreciated by both musicians and corporate clients. Without your support we couldn’t …

October News: Rocktober*

Before we get into it, just a gentle reminder to not miss your chance to cast your vote for us at this year’s People’s Choice Awards! Secondly, let me make a quick announcement: We had a cancellation and are now free on Labour Weekend – first come, first serve! Labour Weekend is usually booked out about six months in advance as first long weekend of spring. If you get in touch quickly, we’ll be able to help you last minute! In somewhat related news, we’re growing and growing, which means can now provide you with two full production set ups. …

August 2012 News: Bright Lights And Lullabies

It’s been over 2 months that we’ve said hi, and boy, have we been busy! Meet our latest acquisition to the right of this article – his name is Peter and he’s been keeping Mark and Michelle well on their toes! I think we’ll keep him. Apart from baby related things, we’ve been busy with many Re-orientation events at AUT, MIT and Uni of Auckland’s Shadows Tavern. Congratulations to the good people at the Wynyard Quarter/Silo Park, who recently celebrated their first anniversary! Can we even remember the area before the re-development last year? Everything they put on there has …

July 2012 News: Not Long ‘Til Spring!

Life has been busy at Casa Rock Factory! By now we’ve had a few months time to play with the new line array, and it really does sound great. You would have seen it at the most recent Silo Sessions & Markets – our favourite one in the last few weeks was Weird Together’s World Together gig. Apart from our work at Silo Park, our next big stop will be Tertiary Institutions’ Reorientation, meaning we’re moving steadily towards spring again! Now, don’t panic, but this is probably a good point in time to remind you to book the sound, staging and marquees for …