Leigh News & Events

Jan
24
Thu
PAUL UBANA JONES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 24 @ 8:30 pm

Direct from his European Tour,  Paul brings new songs to his live sets and a creative virtuousic energy that has kept him touring since 1973

“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul”
“The most exiting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores”
Good Morning News, Santa Monica

Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales $30 at undertheradar
Door sales
$30 from 8pm

Jan
25
Fri
MAKO ROAD + MASAYA @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm

Turtlenecks and Dad Sandals

MAKO ROAD formed while at the University of Canterbury, Mako Road is a relaxed-indie outfit from Christchurch, New Zealand. Beginning as a covers band playing at University events and parties, the 4 boys eventually developed their own sound influenced by a range of genres, leading them to release 3 singles in 2017, and their debut EP ‘The Green Superintendent’ in early 2018. They like genie pants, denim, turtlenecks and dad sandals. MASAYA from Raglan NZ, a fresh homegrown funky train that never stops grooving. Mako Road

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00PM
PRE-SALES: from $20: eventfinda.co.nz
DOOR SALES $30 if not sold out prior.

Jan
26
Sat
MELO & BLUES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm

MELODOWNZ, all the way from Avondale, hip hop lyricist Bronson Price is a storyteller with a uniquely Auckland sound, reflecting his Samoan, European and Māori heritage. A little more than a year on from the release of his first solo EP Avontales, MELODOWNZ has generated a following that has seen him take the stage at Northern Bass and Laneway Festival, as well as headline slots across the country and shows alongside his friend and collaborator Noah Slee in Europe. Most recently MELODOWNZ appeared on SWIDT’s new cut ‘Off The Top’, JessB’s ‘Ride Out’, LatinAotearoa’s ‘Under The Sun’ and shortly, Yoko-Zuna’s hyped next release. Melowdownz on BandCamp

In July Melo dropped the HIGH BEAMS project with collaborators IllBaz and Raiza Biza, causing nothing short of a sensation. In it’s five star review, the NZ Herald called it one of the most exciting releases of the year, adding “High Beams shines bright and has just set 2018’s hip-hop benchmark.” He’s just wrapped up a tour with local heroes SWIDT and about to be hitting the festival circuit over the summer.

Feb
3
Sun
JON TOOGOOD @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm

Jon Toogood unplugs the Marshall stacks and dusts of his acoustic guitar.

2018 has been a loud one for Toogood, between recording, releasing and touring critic and fan-favourite album “Haja” with The Adults and celebrating thirty years of Shihad by touring Australasia with the boys! Now, freshly armed with yarns and tunes both young and old (spanning two Adults albums, three decades of Shihad and an undisclosed duration on this Planet of Sound), this is Toogood unplugged, unaccompanied and unmasked.

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
C.W. STONEKING @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm

For C.W. Stoneking the road continues to call and, following successful solo dates in Australia & The USA recently, C.W is returning to New Zealand stages in February for a limited series of solo performances.

Rumour has it C.W. Stoneking has been busy crafting songs for his full length album, his first since 2014’s ARIA Award winning, Gon’ Boogaloo.
Released in October 2014, Gon Boogaloo saw C.W. embark on multiple jaunts across Australia, the US and Europe with his band in tow.
Fans can expect songs old and new, favourites performed as never heard before and perhaps a few surprises too.
“Oozes energy, chemistry and a wild imagination. Its thoroughly charming.”
The Australian

“Immaculate, old-world musicianship.”
Rolling Stone

With special guest Arthur Ahbez

Ticket holders only from 7pm
Pre-sales $39.90 at banishedmusic
Door sales
if not sold out prior – we’ll keep you posted

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

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