Leigh News & Events

Aug
24
Sat
FRISKY BUSINESS – SOLD OUT @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 24 @ 9:30 pm

Flashback to neon lights, big hair and crazy outfits… come prepared to dance and sing all night!

Frisky Business at the Sawmill CafeThis 5 piece band pumps out songs in a 3 hour extravaganza from the most iconic and influential artists of the 80`s…. Michael Jackson, Prince, Wham, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Eurythmics, Cameo and many, many more.
Warm up your dance moves, get your 80’s outfit out of storage and join us for a great night.

Frisky Business

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at dashtickets
DOOR SALES $20 
if not sold out prior

Aug
31
Sat
JADE IMAGINE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 31 @ 9:30 pm

Jade Imagine at the Sawmill CafeWe are stoked to nab Melbourne four piece Jade Imagine for a headline show after their set at K Road’s Others Way festival the day before. With their stunningly seamless blend of synthwave and art rock it’ll be one of those gigs you don’t want to miss

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

Sep
1
Sun
BASE FM SUNDAY SESSION @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Base FM Sunday Session at the Sawmill CafeThis month its The Smokey Session host Smokey Barrack playing in the courtyard for a lovely lazy Sunday arvo.
A yearning for the perfect sound has seen Smokey explore all genres, from hip hop, drum and bass, heavy metal, rave, house, funk, ska, reggae, and commercial all the way through to afrobeat and independent rock. Expect to hear a few gems, new and old, as well as a generous serve of throwbacks.

AND…. we’ll have food and bev specials too

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Sep
13
Fri
BEATS by BINGO! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

Beats By Bingo at the Sawmill CafeThis is MUSICAL Bingo, instead of numbers on your cards, its song titles.

It’s a seat dancing, guilty pleasure singing bingo show! Hosted by the always charming, funny and loveable comedian Darren Jardine.
Darren will have your table singing and giggling, FREE TO PLAY and prizes to be won!
With different genre rounds like Rock, Kiwi, Guilty Pleasures 70s and 80s, Hip Hop and R&B there’s something for everyone.

Get a group together, come early for dinner and make a night of it.
Give us a ring to book your table. 8pm show start!

Sep
22
Sun
THE DESOTO’S LIVE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm

The DeSotos are thrilled to announce they will be bringing their roots-based Americana & country blues to a long overdue show at the mighty mill in September.

The DeSotos at the Sawmill CafeThis will be their first Sawmill show since an appearance a decade ago following the release of their debut album ‘Cross your Heart’.
In the intervening years vocalist and guitarist Paul Gurney has performed a number of times at the Cafe with the much-loved Jubilation Gospel Choir, for whom Paul is as a soloist and tenor.

As an added bonus all ticket purchasers will receive a copy of The DeSotos’ critically-acclaimed album ‘Your Highway For Tonight’ when arriving for the show.

With a setlist that spans gin-soaked ballads through to southern country rockers, and the odd Tom Petty or Neil Young cover in between, this will be a great evening of music!

The DeSotos are;
Paul Gurney – lead vocals, guitars, blues harp
Stuart McIntyre – bass, vocals
Ron Stevens – Hammond & keyboards, vocals
Michael Burrows – drums & pecussion, vocals

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES $20 
if not sold out prior

Sep
28
Sat
MAKO ROAD @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 28 @ 9:30 pm

Mako Road at the Sawmill CafeTEST FLIGHT TOUR

Oi oi its been a while! Following a six month hangover-recovery period after the summer tour we’ve shaped up some new tunes that we are dying to share with yas. Or maybe its cause we’re broke, or maybe because we will use any excuse to tour… This is the Test Flight Tour and you are gonna be our subjects – looking forward to your consented participation in our experimental festivities X

WE LOVE MAKO ROAD! get in quick reckon this will sell out fast 🙂

Tickets go on sale Friday 9/8 at 9am!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8pm
PRE-SALES: $29.00 + b.f at ticketfairy
DOOR SALES tbc

Sep
30
Mon
Krissy Jackson @ Whangateau Hall
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm

Fiddle player Krissy Jackson and her husband Peter from New Plymouth will be your hosts for Club night. They will also be your second half special musical guests with Peter accompanying Krissy on keyboard with a diverse set of cross-genre folk music.

Oct
9
Wed
The Trio Jackson @ Whangateau Hall
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

The Trio Jackson from Nelson are playing a special show hosted by local Jo Evans. Miles Jackson is a very fine classical and flamenco guitarist and Margarita is a classical trained violinist. For many years they performed as Duo Jackson but now their daughter has joined them after studying violin in Europe. They live in Nelson and teach at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

Oct
11
Fri
WHITE CHAPEL JAK @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeYou haven’t seen anything quite like this four piece acoustic Kiwiana original covers band. They bring a fresh and funky approach to songs everybody knows and loves. Their genuine love of performing mean that you’re in for an energetic night of fun, singing and dancing. With a stage that lights up with musical wizardry is easy to see why audiences of every age fall for them wholeheartedly.

This show comes hot off the back of White Chapel Jak’s epic performance with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, to a crowd of 15,000 at the SeePort Festival earlier this year. It put another national spotlight on the band, who were already humbled to win the Radio New Zealand’s Battle of the Covers Band 2018 and most recently were announced as winners of the “Outstanding Entertainment (Band)” at the NZ Wedding Industry Awards.

Both achievements demonstrate that White Chapel Jak are not your average covers band. With suitcase kick drum stomping from Dean Tinning, stand on the double bass dancing from Michael White, classical acoustic guitar through a whammy pedal with Nathan Boston and hilarious ‘Holly High Hair’ styled Maori front lady Bonnie Hurunui, you can’t miss them and you won’t forget them!

FRIDAY
DOORS OPEN 6.00pm ON STAGE 8-11.00pm
V.I.P Meet at venue entrance 5.45pm

SATURDAY
DOORS OPEN 6.00pm ON STAGE 7-10.00pm
V.I.P Meet at venue entrance 5.15pm

BOTH NIGHTS
Venue closed at 5pm + ticket holders only from 6pm
PRE-SALES: from $30.00 + b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES tbc

Oct
12
Sat
WHITE CHAPEL JAK @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeYou haven’t seen anything quite like this four piece acoustic Kiwiana original covers band. They bring a fresh and funky approach to songs everybody knows and loves. Their genuine love of performing mean that you’re in for an energetic night of fun, singing and dancing. With a stage that lights up with musical wizardry is easy to see why audiences of every age fall for them wholeheartedly.

This show comes hot off the back of White Chapel Jak’s epic performance with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, to a crowd of 15,000 at the SeePort Festival earlier this year. It put another national spotlight on the band, who were already humbled to win the Radio New Zealand’s Battle of the Covers Band 2018 and most recently were announced as winners of the “Outstanding Entertainment (Band)” at the NZ Wedding Industry Awards.

Both achievements demonstrate that White Chapel Jak are not your average covers band. With suitcase kick drum stomping from Dean Tinning, stand on the double bass dancing from Michael White, classical acoustic guitar through a whammy pedal with Nathan Boston and hilarious ‘Holly High Hair’ styled Maori front lady Bonnie Hurunui, you can’t miss them and you won’t forget them!

FRIDAY
DOORS OPEN 6.00pm ON STAGE 8-11.00pm
V.I.P Meet at venue entrance 5.45pm

SATURDAY
DOORS OPEN 6.00pm ON STAGE 7-10.00pm
V.I.P Meet at venue entrance 5.15pm

BOTH NIGHTS
Venue closed at 5pm + ticket holders only from 6pm
PRE-SALES: from $30.00 + b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES tbc

Oct
14
Mon
You, Me, Everybody @ Whangateau Hall
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm

You, Me, Everybody will be stopping in on their inaugural tour on Monday, October 14th.

You, Me, Everybody is a collaboration formed by Laurence (guitar) and Sam (mandolin) Rhodes of RhodeWorks, with Nat Torkington from the Pipi Pickers on banjo, James Geluk of the Frank Burkitt Band on Bass, and Kim Bonnington of Kim and Dusty on guitar and vocals. This band is already making waves across the New Zealand bluegrass scene and getting attention internationally. This is guaranteed to be one of the best shows of the year.

Oct
18
Fri
BEATS by BINGO! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

Beats By Bingo at the Sawmill CafeThis is MUSICAL Bingo, instead of numbers on your cards, its song titles.

It’s a seat dancing, guilty pleasure singing bingo show! Hosted by the always charming, funny and loveable comedian Darren Jardine.
Darren will have your table singing and giggling, FREE TO PLAY and prizes to be won!
With different genre rounds like Rock, Kiwi, Guilty Pleasures 70s and 80s, Hip Hop and R&B there’s something for everyone.

Get a group together, come early for dinner and make a night of it.
Give us a ring to book your table. 8pm show start!

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
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.

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

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

Leigh Midwinter Swim

at Matheson Bay

Sunday 23rd June 2019 – meet at 10:15am to take the plunge.

Leigh Midwinter Swim

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