Leigh News & Events
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
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
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!
Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales $20 at eventbrite
Door sales $30 from 8pm if not sold out prior
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
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.
Returning to the Leigh Sawmill for their first show of 2019!
The band’s refreshed from travels, they’ve had their coffee, the roses have been smelt and everyone’s ready to bring the heat for a mighty mill round 2. Bring your best self and all the of friends that we can fit in the door. It’ll be bonkers.
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.
70’s & 80’s FUNK DISCO SPECIAL EDITION
Dress up too cos you won’t get in the door if you’re not in theme… With a fantastic lineup to get you on that dance floor
The Haru Brothers (Lo Key & B.Haru) Sambro | Normski | Zane:Tee | Jay Dubs | Shane Hand | MC Stauny
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.”
“Immaculate, old-world musicianship.”
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
Their live set brings together elements of blues, funk, reggae and country. Playing throughout NZ and Aussie for over 10 years, sharing the stage with artists such as John Butler Trio, Tahuna Breaks, Thomas Oliver, LAB and many more. With sold out shows and headlining festivals, the guys have something special to share, with multiple releases lined up for 2019.
Phoenix Organics Presents: Merci Motel VOL 006
Featuring two of NZ’s radest Indie Rock & Roll and Psychadelic bands, The Leers and Daily J. Plus as usual – support from Merci Motel co-founder Mac Mylo.
Expect good times, good tunes and an even better cause – with 100% of ticket sales going to Sustainable Coastlines Charity!
Sustainable Coastlines are the hero’s who endeavour to enable people to clean up the coastlines and waterways us Kiwis love so much.
- 3rd Tuesday of the month
- Friendly community get together, Tea/Coffee
- Contact Audrey Sharp, 09 422 6209, email@example.com
Exciting guitar playing, powerful vocals and huge feel-good energy
Ben is a captivating performer with some serious feel-good vibes and interesting guitar tricks. Throughout 2018, he took his music around Australia, UK, New Zealand and Singapore… appearing on festival lineups among the likes of Gorillaz, Ben Harper, London Grammar, King Gizzard and more.
After a successful run of shows all across the north island of New Zealand in 2018 and building a good Kiwi following, make sure you catch Ben’s infectiously high energy show that will be sure to leave you with a big smile on your face. Ben Catley stormed the NZ Spirit Festival main stage with a jaw dropping display of guitar wizardry & full power vocals – NZ Spirit Festival
Returning back to Leigh on the back of an extensive sold out ‘Partly Cloudy’ Australian tour and 4 sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan has made strong headway into 2019 with the release of the first two intricate pieces of the ‘New Normal’ EP; ‘The Unknown’ and ‘Two Weeks’.
On the back of Michael’s largest Australian tour to date in February 2019, late this March and April 2019 Dunstan returns back to beautiful New Zealand with a powerful third chapter. ‘New Normal’ is a stirring and dynamic journey, tugging at emotion and taking you elsewhere through pensive lyrics and delicate ambience. ‘New Normal’ is out everywhere February 8th 2019.
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