Leigh News & Events

Jul
12
Sun
LOVE SQUARE & TINA TURNTABLES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

Love Square & Tina Turntables at the Sawmill CafeJoin this collection of uber-fine musicians and your favourite 95bFM DJ for an afternoon of hip shaking niceness!
As you waltz into the Mill you’ll hear the sumptuous sounds emanating from Tina’s turntables. Next to her on stage you’ll see the Mill’s grand piano unwrapped, ready to come alight. It’s neighbour, a vintage Rhodes seventy-three key electric piano.

Atop the Rhodes you’ll notice the gently humming circuits of a well-traveled Roland Juno 106 which will help keep us all warm, once master pianist and trumpeter Finn Scholes begins his sorcery.
Bass clarinets and saxophones also decorate the stage waiting patiently for the gale-force soul of Nick Atkinson to unleash a bluesy cascade of notes, but wait…. there’s more!
Karen Hu, one of the most talented young drummers to emerge on the scene is about to flam a rim-shot right up in your aroma! She plays congas too! Come on down for this mid-winter afternoon dance!!

Expect a musical journey from Africa to Aotearoa via the Caribbean!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 3:30pm
PRE-SALES $20+ b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES TBC

Jul
19
Sun
GRACE KELLY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm

Grace Kelly at the Sawmill CafeCelebrating the release of her country / pop EP “Before”   recently recorded in Nashville.

Featuring 5 original country-pop songs, Grace’s new EP reveals a true talent not just for catchy choruses but also for honesty and telling it like it is through great story-telling,  which as any lover of country music knows, is key.

Grace burst onto the scene after a remarkable opportunity set her on an epic path of amazing experiences in a very short period of time. 2019 was a whirlwind year for her, with Californian city San Jose choosing her song ‘San Jose’ as their theme song and pushing her into the limelight. The song has now hit over 50,000 streams on Spotify

Following on from the release of ‘San Jose’, the momentum also started building rapidly on the live front, with highlights from last year including opening for country music giant and television personality Blake Shelton, and being able to perform on the same bill as country music singers Eric Paslay, Phil Barton and Taylor Swift’s songwriter Liz Rose.

Grace’s songs are heavily influenced by the Nashville music scene and her love of county/pop music, and at still just 17 years old, these passions are providing her with a backdrop to share her coming of age life experiences. Having now recorded several times in Nashville, the EP ‘before.’ features some of Nashville’s most talented musicians: the 2019 CMA Musician of the Year Jenee Fleenor – Fiddle and Mandolin (Blake Shelton), T Wild – Guitar (Carly Simon); David Northrup – Drums (Boz Scaggs); Steve King – Keyboards (Keith Urban), and Jim Riley – drummer (Rascal Flatts).

Check out the video for Grace’s song “That Girl”

Joining Grace is acoustic, finger style guitarist Nicholas Brightwell

Jul
24
Fri
PAUL UBANA JONES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Paul Ubana Jones at the Sawmill Cafe

 

We are thrilled to announce this rescheduled date

Paul Ubana Jones described as one man with guitar, sounding like a whole band. With a voice that is as husky as it is evocative, with intoxicating rhythms leaving nobody untouched.
With 8 albums and 3 major music awards to his credit, he is described as a Kiwi treasure, a legend by many that have followed his career. A must to see!

Please contact us direct to book a table once you have purchased tickets

APRIL TICKET HOLDERS: your tickets are valid for this new date

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:30pm
PRE-SALES $30+ b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $30 from 730pm

Aug
8
Sat
FRED @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 8 @ 9:30 pm

Fred at the Sawmill CafeAfter all this time locked in our houses it’s time to get out and play some music.

FRED return to the Mill to release their new upcoming single – ROLLERCOASTER!
Fred just wanna dance all night with you – so get those tickets when they’re on sale and get hydrated because this is certainly shaping up to be a goodie!

Tickets on Sale from June 17th.

We can’t wait to play for you all X

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm

Aug
14
Fri
WHITE CHAPEL JAK “Return of the Jak – Here’s to us Nu Zuland!” @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeCelebrating the end of lock down with a big old tour.
Known for putting an acoustic, funk-groove spin on upbeat songs everyone knows and loves, White Chapel Jak are an infectiously happy, must see live show that regularly sells out. So get those tickets!

FRIDAY NIGHT
DOORS OPEN 7.30pm BAND ON STAGE 8.30 – 10.30pm
PRESALES $30+b.f at Eventbrite
DOOR SALES availability tbc

Aug
15
Sat
WHITE CHAPEL JAK “Return of the Jak – Here’s to us Nu Zuland!” @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeCelebrating the end of lock down with a big old tour.
Known for putting an acoustic, funk-groove spin on upbeat songs everyone knows and loves, White Chapel Jak are an infectiously happy, must see live show that regularly sells out. So get those tickets!

SATURDAY NIGHT
DOORS OPEN 7.00pm BAND ON STAGE 8 – 10pm
PRESALES $30+b.f at Eventbrite
DOOR SALES availability tbc

Sep
26
Sat
FRISKY BUSINESS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 26 @ 9:30 pm

Frisky Business at the Sawmill CafeBack to the 80’s with it’s neon lights, big hair styles and crazy outfits.

But be prepared – you will dance and sing all night!

Frisky Business will be playing songs from some of the most iconic and influential bands and artists of the 80s live… 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 the storage and join us for a great night!

MARCH TICKET HOLDERS: your tickets are valid for this new date

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $15+ b.f at dashtickets
DOOR SALES tbc

Oct
24
Sat
PLUTO – LIVE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 24 @ 9:30 pm

Pluto at the Sawmill CafeAfter almost a decade away, iconic New Zealand rock band Pluto are back. Following two explosive album release shows in November
to celebrate the release of their fourth full length album, IV, they have announced an intimate and special performance this Easter Saturday at the Mill, and oh we’re stoked!

Pluto mastered the art of the multi-layered rock sound – sometimes indie, moody and restrained, at other times hook-laden hand-clap pop, often angular, full-energy, anthemic rock. Through the mid 2000’s, Pluto was at their zenith, consistently writing rock songs that traversed the musical landscape combining thoughtful, intelligent lyrics with sonic pop melodies to create evocative, memorable and seductive songs.

Pluto hit the ground running in 2001 with charming debut album “Red Light Syndrome” bringing them to national attention with songs ‘Hey Little’ and ‘She’s Jive’. This was followed up in 2005 with the double-platinum selling ‘Pipeline Under The Ocean’, which featured the critically acclaimed hits ‘Dance Stamina’, and ‘Long White Cross’ which took out Single Of The Year in 2006 at the NZ Music Awards. 2007 saw the release of third studio album “Sunken Water”, after which the band capitalised on their wider appeal and continued touring extensively with their high-energy performances revealing a band at their peak live.

BIG thanks to Banished Music for bringing another fantastic act to the mill

APRIL TICKET HOLDERS: your tickets are valid for this new date

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $30+ b.f at banishedmusic
DOOR SALES tbc

Nov
21
Sat
REB FOUNTAIN @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

Reb Fountain at the Sawmill CafeAward winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her upcoming self-titled album, her debut for Flying Nun Records, and we are thrilled to be one!
Pulling out all the stops for this collection of noir punk-folk songs, Reb is taking her band the length and breadth of the country to deliver these news songs, and some old favourites, in full glory.

The tour announcement coincides with the forthcoming album Reb Fountain release, due out May 1st on Flying Nun Records.
In the wake of praise for her recently-released indie anthem ‘Samson’, Fountain has shared new single ‘When Gods Lie’ featuring supporting vocals of friend and musical collaborator Finn Andrews.

Worldwide appreciation for Reb Fountain:
“…reminiscent of Lana Del Rey and Tom Waits all at once.” Undertheradar
“[Samson] has Nick Cave running through its veins.” The FADER
“Reb Fountain is to be counted among our finest songwriters whose imagery is both personal and universal, and her command of a melody and a song transcends genre.” Elsewhere.co.nz
“[Samson is] a brilliantly constructed song that is testament to Fountain’s remarkable musicality.” Women in Pop

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $34.90+ b.f at banishedmusic
DOOR SALES tbc

Nov
29
Sun
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

Daniel Champagne at the Sawmill CafeDon’t miss this intimate show from the young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’
Daniel has been selling out shows around the world and we’re thrilled to be a stop.

WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

Best get a ticket!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 5:00pm
PRE-SALES $20+ b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES $25 if not sold out prior

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