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Saturday Night Fever

Playhouse Theatre presents:

Saturday Night Fever, 13 – 27 August, 2016, Playhouse Theatre, 15 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden, Auckland.

A fantastic musical adaptation of the 1977 hit movie, featuring the music of The Bee Gees.

Director: John Goudge, Choreographer: Helen Anderson, Musical Director: Mitchell Clark.



Saturday Open Stage

Saturday Open Stage Saturday 3 September 2016 -

announcing our next Saturday Open Stage at Rimu Glade Studio: Sat 3 September at 7.30pm.

Our last SOS was again an amazing night, featuring improv troupe The Auckland Hysterical Society, cast members from Saturday Night Fever, the Musical, the Puhoi Ramblers, plus many more talented artists, including Aisha, Nik, Trilby, Zimbini, Ryan & Eli.

Put this date in your diary if you don't plan on missing the next Saturday Open Stage - Sat 3 September 2016, at Rimu Glade Studio, 4 Rimu Rd, Waiatarua, Auckland.

You too can perform. All performers are welcome. Just put your name down on the list when you first arrive, or pre-register your act by contacting me on (09) 814 9744. Anything goes, from music to poetry, to performance monologues, dances, improvisations & inspirations. Everyone pays $5, & brings whatever refreshments they would like.
Please note: there will only be a certain number of performers we can fit in on any one night, so arrive early with any equipment you need if you want to perform.

The brilliant supportive atmosphere has set Saturday Open Stage apart from other nights where performers struggle to be heard above the chatter & bar noise. The intimate nature of Rimu Glade Studio means a greatly appreciative 'listening' audience feels part of what is happening on stage.

I 'MC' the night, (that's me, John Goudge), & I like to keep the show moving from one performer to the next. I'll normally warm up the place by starting with a song or monologue or some such silliness.

The night is about letting talent flourish & giving it a space to be honoured, not matter what stage of development you are at.

Rimu Glade Studio is an intimate creative venue with seating for only 40. Please arrive early to get your seat!
The studio is at 4 Rimu Rd, Oratia, Auckland, (off West Coast Rd, about 6 minutes up the hill for the Parrs Park roundabout).

Bring your $5 cash. Sorry no eftpos. (Bring any refreshments you may require.)

Rimu Glade Studio has an excellent PA system, although you may want to bring your own microphone.
Feel free to contact me if you have any queries or requests. (ph 09 8149744)



Hi friends - August 2016 - updating music, theatre, & acting training news.


Saturday Night Fever.


Tickets are selling out for Playhouse Theatre's production of Saturday Night Fever, the musical, 13 - 27 August 2016..
Based on the 1977 film, it includes all those great Bee Gees tunes & disco hits. The show is going down very successfully, with great energy from our large cast. Book now!
Directed by (me) John Goudge
Choreographer Helen Anderson
Musical Director Mitchell Clark


Saturday Open Stage – open performance nights hosted by John Goudge.

Saturday 3 September, 2016,

Rimu Glade Studio, 4 Rimu Rd, Oratia, at 7.30pm.

$5 (sorry no eftpos).

Bring any refreshments you may require.


You too can perform. All performers are welcome. Just put your name down on the list when you first arrive, or pre-register your act by contacting me on (09) 814 9744. Anything goes, from music to poetry, to performance monologues, dances, improvisations & inspirations.

Click the link Saturday Open Stage for more info.

Rimu Glade Studio is a dedicated drama school & music studio in the bush of the Waitakeres. It is an intimate venue with seating for only 40. Please arrive early to get your seat!The studio is at 4 Rimu Rd, Oratia, Auckland, (off West Coast Rd, about 7 minutes up the hill for the Parrs Park roundabout).

Drop me a line if you want to be on my email list for news of music & theatre events, & performing arts training. (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) ph (09) 814 9744.

All the very best to you & yours

god bless

John Goudge.



Welcome to the website of Auckland musician, actor, tutor & director John Goudge.

Click to get info for:

Acting Training Classes for adults & children, workshops, one-on-one tuition and corporate training. (click)

Live Music, including John Goudge Band, the funky covers band Guja, & the world fusion dance ensemble Ionosphere. (click)

You can preview or buy the album John Goudge - Fool Circle. (click) Just click the audio player; or if you prefer go to

Upcoming music & theatre events at Rimu Glade Studio, and other venues I am involved with, including our now famous Saturday Open Stage nights. (click)

Theatre and music directing or writing projects.

Over the years I have written, directed or acted in numerous plays or musical  projects. You'll see many of them under events. Feel free to contact me if you have a project I may be able to help with.

Acting projects - check out my acting CV here (click). At time of writing I am rehearsing for the 2015 Auckland Summer Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream.

If you are a friend or fan, drop us a comment. Cheers, JG.


Simply the West songwriter showcase

Simply the West songwriters Showcase 2

What an awesome night - thanks to all our performers & audience.


Simply the West songwriter showcase 2
23 July, 2016, The Theatre, Lopdell House, Titirangi, at 7.30 pm.

Featuring David Russell, Mandy Patmore, John Goudge (with special guest Tracey Pierard) & Sasha & Natarani Witten-Hannah.

Get your tickets

Tickets are $15 on-line, or $20 at the door. It starts at 7.30pm, but come in plenty of time to enjoy a wine or beer from the bar.

David C Russell is a singer/songwriter from Glen Eden and plays original acoustic folk-rock songs.
He has lived in west Auckland for over 10 years and has embraced the creative atmosphere.
He enjoys performing his original songs and has played live on bFM to coincide with the release of his debut studio album In-A-World.

Check out David on youtube:

Mandy Patmore is a gorgeous local songstress who is a favourite with Titirangi audiences as a well known West Auckland musician and artist. 
She has been performing since she was old enough to stand on a stage, in a number of different line ups ranging from 9 piece funk and soul bands to an all girl punk band. 
After being repeatedly told off by band members for being too lippy on stage, she decided to go it alone and has been performing extensively around Auckland as a singer songwriter for many years.  Weaving powerful, emotive lyrics with haunting melodies and a voice to remember, she is a force to be reckoned with. 
Mandy writes songs about things that move her, amuse her and piss her off.

Check out one of Mandy's great songs here:

John Goudge - a dynamic performer & fool with a love of the West, John will be singing with special guest Tracey Pierard. An actor, director & musician, John first appeared on the Titirangi Theatre stage back in 1991, & performing his first solo music concert there in 1993.
John runs classes & performances at his studio ‘Rimu Glade’ in Oratia, & is currently directing the upcoming production of Saturday Night Fever, the musical, at Playhouse Theatre in Glen Eden.
A keen songwriter, John released an original album in 2010 entitled Fool Circle. You can often see him performing with his band, with the Titirangi Allstars Soul Revue Band, or the world-fusion dance music ensemble Ionosphere.

See some images from John's album with soundtrack here :

Sasha & Natarani Witten-Hannah - original songs and instrumentals with cello and guitar.

This enduring partnership is well-known around Auckland for its beautiful music. We will be treated to Sasha & Natarani's original music this time, with its uplifting lyrics & emotive instrumentals.

Check out Sasha's track on a mountain top:

The first concert of the series on 25 June was just brilliant, with inspiring performances from Peter Fielding (& Shelly Moore), Jocelyn Aydon (with Mark Watson), Dave Alley (with friends Rod Redgrave & Mark Steven), & the Southern Dreamer Paul Doesburg. Thanks to all the artists, supporters & audience.

Get your tickets for Simply the West songwriters showcase 2 at

any queries ph (09) 814 9744.

Simply the West Songwriters Showcase series

23 July, at 7.30pm

The Theatre, Lopdell House, Titirangi,

418 Titirangi Rd, Auckland.


Check out our new youtube page at:

It includes our latest track Hulu Alien. You can also listen to this & other tracks on right here (click)

or you can interact with us at our facebook page: (click)

LISTEN TO OUR NEW TRACK: Lounge Lizard (click). Lounge Lizard is in the 'deep house' style just nice for relaxing over summer. Enjoy.

Photo from our recent Lopdell House roof-top gig. Beautiful.



Pirates vs Ninjas - April school holiday entertainment

Click here to book tickets

Covers band

Classic covers band - Guja

Guja is Auckland’s funky covers band led by irrepressible frontman John Goudge.
John & band reinterpret a retro mix of dance numbers & classic rock — songs everyone knows that are sure to get the crowd grooving.
For the right function they'll don retro gear, afro wigs & purple suits just to get that retro vibe.


Guja’s line-up is flexible according to your needs & budget:

Solo—  John Goudge sings & plays guitar with accompaniment from purpose-built backing tracks.

Duet—  John is joined by vocalist Tracey Pierard to create kick-ass harmonies.

3-piece — Add in percussion master Johnny ‘Conga’ Cameron to the groove.

4-piece — Electric guitar whiz Rob Molyneux joins the band to rock the party.


Past clients include weddings, birthday parties, New Years Eve parties, corporate functions, vineyards, cafés & bars. Here’s what some of them said:

“We loved your music & can’t thank you enough for playing at our wedding. You created an awesome, fun and energetic atmosphere for the dancing guests with music spanning 3 generations. “

“John, thank you for putting the time in planning with us & setting up at the venue, especially as we contacted you so close to the date. You were super organised & experienced & made the entertainment side of our day a breeze.”

Guja has an excellent sound system perfect for most venues. It can be used for speeches at functions like weddings, & for playing any ‘CD music’ when required. 
A lighting system, including  laser & smoke machines, is also available to create your party feel.

Contact John on ph (09) 814 9744 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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