Leigh News & Events

Oct
19
Sat
Hans Pucket @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeCelebrating the first flowers of Spring.

Hans Pucket have decided to get out of the house and go on their most extensive tour of New Zealand to date.

It’s a welcome return for longtime fans of the band, or just those wondering what all the fuss is about. Hans Pucket’s live show argues their case with famous spectacularity and a symmetrical stage picture of identical twins with a handsome drummer in the middle.

Blending eclectic musical tastes of 70s disco, early 2000s indie rock, and mid-century musical theatre, Hans Pucket makes songs that are both personal and communal. Headphone music you can party to.

Halfway to finishing the followup to their brilliant 2018 debut album Eczema, they’ll bring new songs with new pop twists on heartbreak, anxiety and the stresses of modern life. Earlier this year the band proved their chops on the international stage for the first time, playing both solo shows and supporting The Beths across UK and Europe. They’re eager to tour NZ, see their friends again, and have a Really Nice Time.

Oct
20
Sun
BALLADS TO BELTERS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm

Jordy Maxwell at the Sawmill CafeJane Horder & Gemma Lee

Super appropriate title for this show – Jane’s voice is magnificent! She is very ably accompanied by the lovely Gemma on the Bechstein. We are definitely looking forward to their second show here.

Consummate singer Jane Horder enjoys a diverse career of performing and teaching. Jane has sung with Auckland swing band ‘Prima Swing Riot’ for many successful years and has performed in numerous musicals across Australasia, including Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sweeney Todd.

Collaborative pianist Gemma Lee has performed internationally including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and the Goldener Saal of the Musikverein. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Gemma holds a Master of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland.

Please ring the cafe to book a table
Show starts at 5:00pm |$10 on the door

Oct
24
Thu
JORDY MAXWELL @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 24 @ 8:00 pm

Jordy Maxwell at the Sawmill CafeHELLO, GOODBYE TOUR

Jordy Maxwell is a talented photographer, and songwriter with honest lyrics and a soulful, raw voice.
Though mostly a sunny and lively personality, Jordy can hold an audience with his mix of raw emotion and light-hearted humour to accompany his endearing performances.

His debut single, ‘Blue Eyes’ released in October 2017 has since reached a large audience all around the world, including being a feature track for surf brand O’Neil and USA cinematographer, Connor Guest, where the song featured in a beautiful short film called “Never Coming Home”. His debut EP, “Honest” was released a few months later with the EP now reaching over 2 million streams on Spotify. Jordy released his latest single, “Long Road Home” in June and is touring New Zealand for the first time in October and November, and we’re stoked to be a stop

ONSTAGE 8pm

Oct
26
Sat
THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm

Tami Neilson at the Sawmill CafeWith VERY SPECIAL guest JAY NEILSON

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction.
Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.
Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October.

As one of 7 dates across New Zealand in a rare, up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written.
And we are absolutely fizzy that that she’s coming to the mighty mill!

DOORS 8pm // ONSTAGE 9pm (No support act)

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 6:00pm
PRE-SALES: $55.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES 
tbc

Oct
27
Sun
Leigh Community Preschool Gala @ Leigh School Grounds
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Discover what’s under the sea at Leigh Community Preschool Gala
Leigh Preschool Gala will be an event filled day with magic, bouncy castles, raffles, pre-loved treasures, a photo booth and lots of marine life. Joy for all members of the family with gourmet food, a selection of drinks and live music.
Leigh Preschool is passionate about the marine environment and this year there will be a Marine Discovery Station with interactive displays and a touch tank. The Leigh Marine Laboratory and local artist have come together to create a beautiful under water environment.
Leigh Preschool Gala will be held on the 27th October, Labour weekend Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Leigh School Fields. The money raised will be used to upgrade Preschool’s outdoor space.
REB FOUNTAIN & BAND @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm

Reb Fountain at the Sawmill CafeAn award-winning singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain teamed up with Dave Khan (Marlon Williams) to produce a profoundly iconic record showcasing Fountain’s noir punk-folk songwriting style. In a prelude to what is to come, Reb offers us a chance to experience the new material full-spectrum with her stellar band featuring, Dave Khan, Earl Robertson and Karin Canzek this October.

Reb won the Tui for Best Country Album/Artist 2018 for her EP Hopeful & Hopeless, APRA Best Country Song 2018 for the title track ‘Hopeful & Hopeless’ and her album Little Arrows was nominated for Best Folk Album of 2018. A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. She’s performed and recorded with Neil Finn, Marlon Williams, Don McGlashan, The Eastern, The Warratahs, Finn Andrews, Tami Neilson and Julia Deans. If you were lucky enough to catch her at the recent Neil Young’s ‘Live Rust’ tribute concert series or 2019’s ‘The Others Way’ performance that commanded two standing ovations, you know Reb Fountain is a performer not to be missed.

Opening the night in style is Anthonie Tonnon

DOORS 7:30pm | ONSTAGE 8:30pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $28.00 + b.f at Tickettailor
DOOR SALES 
tbc

Oct
30
Wed
Missy Raines @ Whangateau Hall
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Missy Raines, 7 time IBMA Bass Player of the Year winner is coming to Whangateau with her Missy Raines Trio, consisting of herself, Ben Garnett of Arlington, Texas on guitar, and New Zealand’s very own George Jackson on fiddle. Missy is one of the First Ladies of Bluegrass, and absolute royalty amongst both women in bluegrass and bass players in general.

Nov
8
Fri
ULTRASOUNZ @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 8 @ 9:30 pm

Ultrasounz at the Sawmill CafeWellington based 80’s synthtastic supergroup!

ULTRASOUNZ brings its infectious, hedonistic flashbacks to Mill, after record-breaking turnouts for their Gardens Magic and Cuba Dupa performances and hot on the heels of the NZEA Awards. This 9 piece powerhouse, promises to pump up the jams and keep the party going on the dance floor, with every aural guilty pleasure your heart desires. Featuring the powerhouse voices of Lisa Tomlins and Vanessa Stacey!

Check them out on this wee facebook clip 🙂

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES: $20.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES 
$25 if not sold out prior

Nov
9
Sat
JUNGLEFOWL @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 9 @ 9:30 pm

Junglefowl at the Sawmill Cafe(the original chicken!)

A live 4-piece band hatched into the 1960’s New Orleans funk soul sound.

Each member of the Junglefowl brood is individually plucked from a greater flock of improvising musicians of the highest pecking order. Selling out all previous performances, book your tickets quick as Junglefowl is perched to be one of the clucking best live bands to crow at the mighty mill coop.

Mostyn ‘Scratch’ Cole: Bass
Alan ‘Bok Bok’ Brown: Organ
Dicks’ Son ‘Nay’ C: Guitar
Elijah ‘Drum Stick’ Whyte: Drums

Check them out on the youtube 🙂

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES 
$20 if not sold out prior

Nov
10
Sun
UKULELES & PIZZA @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sneaky Bones at the Sawmill CafeJoin us for a family friendly afternoon in the garden

With Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes
Stuff your face with Sawmill pizza and we’ll have specials on some of our favourite local beer and wine

 

Nov
23
Sat
CUTTIN’ LOOSE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 23 @ 9:00 pm

Sneaky Bones at the Sawmill CafeFalcon Events presents – a night of electronic debauchery at the mill.

Ahh… summer aye? Longer days, warmer weather, and bigger benders. Kiss winter goodbye and come celebrate the arrival of the silly season with some of the best Dj’s in our fine land, spinning a whole array of electronic music.

Falcon Events

Featuring…
Bad Manners
Lew & Ro
Tom boo
Davey Jones
Digby & Dumbell

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE WEDS 25/9 AT 6PM

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $24.00 + b.f at ticketfairy  | NO DOOR SALES 

Nov
28
Thu
SNEAKY BONES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Sneaky Bones at the Sawmill CafeAcclaimed US multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and adored folk artist.

Sneaky Bones returns to NZ for another epic nationwide tour.

Matthew Bean, who writes and performs under the pseudonym Sneaky Bones, sets out on his second tour across New Zealand to support his third full-length record – Strangers I’ve Already Met. After spending a month in New Zealand on tour in March 2018 as a solo act, he is finally returning for 14 nights, this time with the full outfit! We are stoked to be part of his tour.  Sneaky Bones

DOORS 7:00pm | ONSTAGE 8:00pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $10.00 + b.f at undertheradar | DOOR SALES: TBC

Dec
1
Sun
ASH GRUNWALD – MOJO ALBUM TOUR @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm

Ash Grunwald at the Sawmill CafeWith SWAMPTHING!

Blues maestro Ash Grunwald will play four headline shows across the North Island in support of his new album ‘Mojo’ – out on August 30 – and we’re thrilled to be one
With unique storytelling through song and unleashing an avalanche of rhythmic fury on guitar, Ash will bring his brand-new show to life for Kiwi’s this Summer.

Fans can expect to hear brand new tunes from the upcoming album Mojo, including the latest single ‘Whispering Voice’ (feat. Kasey Chambers) as well as old stomping Ash G favourites ‘Walking’ and ‘Money’.

Recorded in the US and Australia, Mojo is Ash’s first new studio album in four years and features guest appearances by The Teskey Brothers, Mahalia Barnes and Joe Bonamassa amongst others. Of the record, Ash says…

“At this point, Mojo represents a journey through my own valley of darkness, and out the other side into the fresh sunlit glory of optimism and positivity. This may sound like a cliché, but when you’ve lived it it feels very different.”

Joining Ash on all dates, will be kiwi blues and roots duo Swamp Thing. Made up of multi-instrumentalist Michael Barker and guitar virtuoso Brett Adams, Swamp Thing play every show as if it was their last. With a resume including stints with Split Enz, The Mockers, John Butler Trio and Tami Neilson between them, these guys certainly have a wealth of musical experience.

Get in quick for this limited capacity show – on sale Friday 19 July @ 12pm.

DOORS 5:30pm // ONSTAGE 6:30pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 5:30pm
PRE-SALES: $39.00 + b.f at Ticketmaster
DOOR SALES 
tbc

Leigh Community Preschool Gala

Discover what’s under the sea at Leigh Community Preschool Gala
Leigh Preschool Gala will be an event filled day with magic, bouncy castles, raffles, pre-loved treasures, a photo booth and lots of marine life. Joy for all members of the family with gourmet food, a selection of drinks and live music.
Leigh Preschool is passionate about the marine environment and this year there will be a Marine Discovery Station with interactive displays and a touch tank. The Leigh Marine Laboratory and local artist have come together to create a beautiful under water environment.
Leigh Preschool Gala will be held on the 27th October, Labour weekend Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Leigh School Fields. The money raised will be used to upgrade Preschool’s outdoor space. 
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2396867390527765/

Light Up Leigh

  • Scavenger Hunt & Face Painting (see events)
  • Night market at beautiful Leigh Central, so you can shop with stunning views of the ocean. Market from 4pm until 8pm.
  • Light Up Competition (see below)
  • Places to eat;
    – Leigh Bar: Light Up Leigh Special – Homemade soup, mulled wine and much more
    – Leigh Eats 
    – Amaranto Pasta and Cucina Food truck

For more information please email Michelle on 1805michelle@gmail.com

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