Leigh News & Events

Nov
17
Sat
Dj’s Sugar & Spice @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm
Nov
18
Sun
AN EARLY EVENING PERFORMANCE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
20
Tue
Whangateau Community Market @ Whangateau Hall
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am

Community Market

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Bring/Buy/Sell/Exchange
  • Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
  • Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, am.sharp56@gmail.com
Nov
24
Sat
TIKI TAANE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm

TIKI TAANE

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DYLAN C

Tiki Taane returns to the mighty mill with his captivating ONE MAN BAND show. Always delivering a high energy performance, Tiki uses live loops, samples & instruments to re-create the classics he is most known for while dropping in new unreleased material. With support from the vibe maker Dylan C, this will be another sell out show full of great music & great people.

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm

*TICKETS $25 : cosmicticketing | NO DOOR SALES so get in quick!

Nov
26
Mon
THE SONORAN DOGS @ Whangateau Hall
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm

This concert is being held on our regular club night, but won’t follow the usual club format. There will be limited first half floor spots so we can have a full concert from this brilliant band from the USA.

Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs have exploded upon the bluegrass scene! They have performed and headlined many festivals and concert venues in the Southwestern US, touring as far as Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane and beyond.

All the way from the USA, their first ever visit to New Zealand, this Arizona based band is the real thing when it comes to Bluegrass music. Mark Miracle, Peter McLaughlin and Tyler James are super stars of bluegrass and will be very ably supported by my dear friend and mentor Bruce Packard of Melbourne on upright bass.

The “Dogs” are made up of seasoned veterans who have come together to enjoy bluegrass music and friendship, often times adding one or more “strays” on fiddle, dobro and even accordion! You can even see them with the BIG band, which includes drums and pedal steel – quite the experience!

With every show, The Sonoran Dogs play with expertise, often improvising and showcasing original songs, traditional and contemporary music as well as an eclectic mix of Bluegrass, Folk, Americana, Celtic, and Newgrass.

Nov
30
Fri
DONAVON FRANKENREITER @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN NATIVE, SURFER & MUSICIAN

Donavon Frankenreiter is headed back to New Zealand this November, playing a run of coastal tour dates and we’re stoked to be one!
Bringing his honey-thick vocals, masterful guitar work and newest album “The Heart” to the Mill

Known and loved for his positive outlook and easy folk sounds, Donavon started his professional life first as a surfer, before launching his solo music career as the protégé of Jack Johnson. Fans will also have the chance to upgrade their tickets to receive a VIP ‘meet and greet’ experience with the artist or an exclusive soundcheck Q&A with Donavon.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP information, visit:
UPDATE as at 2pm on 10/8
THE ONLY PLACE TO GET TICKETS FOR THIS GIG IS TICKETMASTER
The $39.90 General Admission sold out super fast!

WE ARE CLOSED from 3-6pm – to allow for those that have bought a Sound Check + Show ticket and the Meet + Great tickets – so sorry, no rocking up to catch sound check like usual mill gigs we will already be locked up and security on… CAFE ONLY OPEN TO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS from 6pm that night – the whole night is ticket holders only – so no quick dinners and out before doors either.

Dec
1
Sat
Congress of Animals @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Dec 1 @ 9:30 pm

STRANGE CARAVAN TOUR

A collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands, join forces this spring to bring you The Strange Caravan Tour and the Mighty Mill is the last stop

The tour features Bret McKenzie, Age Pryor, Justin Firefly, Nigel Collins and Ben Lemi.
Starting as a series of jam sessions between old friends, the group of songsmiths has blossomed from an ad hoc hangout to full musical partnership over the last eighteen months.

Age Pryor explains; Justin, Nigel and Bret were getting together to try out tunes, and I joined when I happened to be in Wellington – Justin and I had done the same thing before, in jams that became the Woolshed Sessions album. The multi-talented Ben Lemi was the last to join the group, and turned out to be the missing piece of the evolving jigsaw.”

This five piece ensemble now congregate to showcase new original songs in intimate live settings across the country this November and December.

Featuring: Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) Age Pryor (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) Justin Firefly (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions) Nigel Collins (Flight of the Conchords, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French For Rabbits)

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm (cafe closed 4-6pm for set up)
Ticket holders only from 6pm.

$35 at undertheradar  we’ll keep you posted about door sales!

Dec
2
Sun
TATTLETALE SAINTS @ Whangateau Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

December 2018 sees Auckland born, Nashville based Tattletale Saints return home, performing 13 intimate acoustic duo concerts around the country in support of the release of two new singles.

This tour marks a return to the acoustic duo sound that first introduced the Saints’ music to New Zealand audiences in 2012, earning them the Tui for Folk Album of The Year in 2014.

Cy Winstanley (guitar/vocals and APRA Silver Scroll nominee) and Vanessa McGowan (bass/vocals) have been based Stateside for the last 5 years, living and working alongside Nashville’s best. This time in Music City USA has brought a new depth of artistry and polish to their performances and songwriting.

Audiences can look forward to a mix of old and new songs, along with the band’s takes on classic country, pop and American songbook hits.

“..elements of folk, good old Appalachia style music, and a splash of country…well-written songs with stirring vocals.” No Depression Magazine

Tattletale Saints Duo Tour

Dec
8
Sat
The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra & New Telepathics @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm

W.I.S.O. head out on the road for a series of dates in support of their E.P. ‘Round One due late Oct

In support/co-headline swap arrangement they are bringing the worldwide underground legends NEW TELEPATHICS to three of the shows, a powerhouse of intense groove, New Telepathics’ 12 piece line up is fronted by Darryn Harkness (Aotearoa), Nuel Nonsu (Nigeria), Phodiso (Botswana) and Sandy Mill (Aotearoa). With the rhythm and horn section’s featuring some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. They performed recently at SPLORE 2018.

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm (Cafe closed 4-6pm for set up)
Ticket holders only from 8pm

$14 at undertheradar | More on the door.

Dec
18
Tue
Whangateau Community Market @ Whangateau Hall
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am

Community Market

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Bring/Buy/Sell/Exchange
  • Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
  • Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, am.sharp56@gmail.com
Dec
23
Sun
ALDEBARAN @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm

DEEP JAZZ VIBES

Aldebaran, A red giant star, the eye of Taurus, and from the Arabic meaning ‘the follower’. Aldebaran band bring you jazz vibes resonating from deep space.

John Bell (vibes) is one of Australasia’s leading vibes players and has performed everywhere on earth from Berlins Bb club to Fukuokas New Combo jazz club.

Crystal Choi is one of the most compelling of the younger generation of improvising pianists. She has just returned from an extensive European tour with Princess Chelsea.

Steve Cournane (drums) a colleague of John Bell’s since the 1990s brings his 7 years of experience living and working as a musician in Latin America.

Cameron McArthur (bass) is one of New Zealand’s consistent purveyor of bass frequency cosmic waves.

Aldebaran perform original compositions that will radiate vibes from a new direction.

DOORS 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm | Ticket holders only from 4:30pm

*$14 at: www.undertheradar.co.nz| More on the door.

Dec
31
Mon
THE TURNAROUND @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm

We are delighted to host a very sawmill New Years with facebook.com/TurnaroundDJs
Manuel Bundy | Submariner & Cian

It’s been a fair few years since we’ve had a Turnaround NYE – these nights are always legendary with good vibes and great tunes. And it wouldn’t be complete without the visual feast that the lovely Tom Bogdanowicz cooks up.

Ticket holders only from 8pm *$50 + booking fee at: www.undertheradar.co.nz or $50 cash at the bar

Jan
15
Tue
Whangateau Community Market @ Whangateau Hall
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am

Community Market

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Bring/Buy/Sell/Exchange
  • Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
  • Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, am.sharp56@gmail.com
Feb
19
Tue
Whangateau Community Market @ Whangateau Hall
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am

Community Market

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Bring/Buy/Sell/Exchange
  • Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
  • Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, am.sharp56@gmail.com
Mar
19
Tue
Whangateau Community Market @ Whangateau Hall
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am

Community Market

  • 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Bring/Buy/Sell/Exchange
  • Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
  • Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, am.sharp56@gmail.com

ATM IN LEIGH GENERAL STORE!

The automatic money machine is located inside the Leigh General Store which is open from 7am – 6pm daily except Christmas Day.

Leigh General Store, Leigh Village

Leigh General Store

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