Leigh News & Events

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
19
Wed
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

FROM 8PM THE STREET WILL BE LIT UP.

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
27
Thu
MIKE LINDSAY – MAGICIAN @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm

Come and witness one of New Zealand’s youngest professional magicians Mike Lindsay with his jam-packed 60min comedy magic spectacular.
Featuring live animals, plenty of audience participation and amazing magic suited for all ages!

Best to book a table, Mike’s shows are always busy 🙂

Dec
30
Sun
HA THE UNCLEAR, REB FOUNTAIN, DICTAPHONE BLUES AND RACING! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm

A summer’s jaunt you say? A beachy bloody summer’s jaunt?

Why yes, with some of Auckland’s finest musical acts, namely
HA THE UNCLEAR an upbeat mish-mash of the finest independent music on offer
REB FOUNTAIN scintillating folk, country and rocking good times
DICTAPHONE BLUES (solo); original compositions performed acoustically by one of our finest musical storytellers
and RACING merchants of groove and hypnotic squall, joining the procession on Dec 30th at Leigh only. A show not to be missed.

DOORS 7:30pm | ONSTAGE from 8pm

*$30+ booking fee at tickettailor More on the door if not sold out prior

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
4
Fri
LATINAOTEAROA @ LEIGH SAWMLL CAFE
Jan 4 @ 9:00 pm

Bobby Brazuka Mukai & Jennifer Zeabringing the Latin sounds to to the mill this summer, lovely!

With support from Dj Andy JV

Ticket holders only from 8pm $20 cash on the door

Jan
5
Sat
Mary Jordan Art Open Day
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm

Local artist ‘Mary Jordan’ is showcasing her new art and invites you to her Open Day.

Mary Jordan Art Open Day

Jan
7
Mon
BRENDHAN LOVEGROVE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm

Some funny sandwiched in between those January gigs? yes please…

You’ve seen him on seven days, so now see him in the flesh!
Nine times Best NZ Male Comedian Brendhan Lovegrove, a favourite on the NZ Comedy Circuit and a much-loved regular headliner and host at The Classic, brings you a night of comedy. A night not to be missed – get in quick before it sells out!

Ticket holders only from 7pm
Pre-sales *$25 at eventfinda
Door sales $30 from 7:30pm, if not sold out prior.

Jan
8
Tue
YUKON ERA + CAKES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm

Oldies is proud to present a co-headline NZ summer tour featuring Auckland’s Yukon Era and CAKES, who are making the jump across the ditch from the Gold Coast.

Carving out a name for themselves with the local and international post-punk scene, Yukon Era’s songs are loud and melodic, quiet and chaotic. The band have created a modern and polished sound which they deliver via stubborn-ly classic garage rock. In the flesh Yukon Era’s greatest asset might the bands ability to convey their well crafted tunes via a set brimming with youthful confidence to form something truly endearing, energetic and exciting. With their debut album ready for release in early 2019, expect to be hearing a set riddled with a few new selections this summer.

CAKES is a two piece alternative post punk band from ‘straya’s Gold Coast – they came together out of a love for energetic and experimental music,
cementing themselves as a truly energetic groove machine, live and on record. Pulsating, vigorous and determined noise.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES $12 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $15 from 8pm

Jan
10
Thu
THE PEACEKEEPERS & K+LAB @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 10 @ 8:30 pm

THE PEACEKEEPERS (Sambora, PDigsss, Nicky Research all ‘Shapeshifter’) & K+LAB are teaming up for this summers funkiest, bassiest & funnest party at the Mighty Leigh Sawmill!

Come get amongst it.

The Peacekeepers
Always familiar faces on the NZ music scene, Shapeshifter’s P Digsss, Sambora and Nicky Research are The Peacekeepers. With their collective expertise and experience whether producing or performing, you will never leave the dance floor disappointed, witnessing a unique sound that moves the feet and the soul.

K+LAB
The mighty K+Lab has been relentlessly traversing the galaxy, looking for the deepest grooves, finally his funky mothership touches back down on our planet with his new album ‘The Booty Galactic’ An album that needs to be experienced at the highest possible volume with as much bass as you can find so we are throwing you a party to accomodate this.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 730pm
PRE-SALES $15 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20 from 8pm if not sold out prior

Jan
11
Fri
TRANS-TASMIN SKA & REGGAE EXPLOSION! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm

Featuring the Westonians (Melbourne) with backing band AceTones(Auckland), support from Surrey Boudit (Auckland)
Selectors Kilmarnock Steve (Melbourne), Mighty Jabsco, Ash, spinning strictly vinyl!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES $15 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20 from 8pm

Jan
13
Sun
ANDY RICHARDS & FRIENDS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 13 @ 4:30 pm

“SHADES” album release party

A gig to celebrate the release of Andy’s 3rd (and possibly last) solo album. Joined by a heap of great muso’s and friends playing new and old originals. Great excuse for a sunny Sunday afternoon session at at the mill with good people, cold beers, and dancing (if you want to)

Door sales $10 from 4pm

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
Matheson Bay GUIDED WALK @ MATHESON BAY
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Matheson Bay bushwalk

Matheson Bay bushwalk

SHORT WALK GUIDED BY BOTANNICAL EXPERT

Matheson Bay Reserve, Matheson Bay                  Tuesday 15thJanuary 2019, 10am-12 Noon

Meet end of Grand View Road                                          Medium level of fitness and mobility required   

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!    

LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE

Email: Sinead.brimacombe@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz                                                                                         

Jan
18
Fri
SOAKED OATS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 18 @ 9:30 pm

SHUGGAH DOOM TOUR

This summer Soaked Oats are embarking on a 13 stop tour around Aotearoa, spreading their slinky sludge pop across our shores with a mixture of festival appearances and headline shows – and the Mill is stoked to be one!

The ‘Shuggah Doom Tour’ coincides with the announcement of a new Soaked Oats’ EP coming in early 2019 with the first single ‘Shuggah Doom’ set for release in January .

Soaked Oats have just stepped off the plane returning from a successful US tour where they travelled in excess of 10,000 miles in a 1980s RV to play 20 shows to the far reaches of the land of Milk & Honey. This is your chance to soak up the sonic fruits of their labour.

With support from the wonderful HA THE UNCLEAR

Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales $15 at undertheradar
Door sales
$20 from 8pm

Jan
19
Sat
SUMMER THIEVES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 19 @ 9:30 pm

Rising from the dusty rinsed streets of Dunedin’s Scarfieville; Summer Thieves are a melting pot of Reggae, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Funk.
From humble beginnings, the band have built a large and incredibly loyal fan base and gained the support of Universal Music NZ for the release of their debut album, ‘Warped’.
“We’re just laid back guys who put on parties, we don’t take ourselves too seriously,” vocalist Jake Barton says “we want everyone to have a good time.”

PERFECT FOR THE MILL!

With support form EMBHER Mangawhai locals SOJØURN

Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales $20 at eventbrite
Door sales
$30 from 8pm if not sold out prior

Jan
20
Sun
Ti Point Walk @ Ti Point
Jan 20 @ 10:30 pm

Ti Point walkJoin Warkworth Area Forest & Bird members on a walk from the Ti Point Wharf to the headland. Gather at the Ti Point Wharf carpark at 10.30am. Bring a picnic lunch. Wear good shoes as this track is rough in places.

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

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

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