Leigh News & Events

Dec
6
Fri
Leigh Community Beach Party @ Matheson Bay
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Children’s Games, Children’s Prizes, Fire Truck, Santa

Bring your own picnic and drinks

Dec
20
Fri
Summer Jam @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 20 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Jam at the Sawmill CafeA night of nostalgic RnB & Summer Hip Hop

Jordan Lee (MAI FM) | Katayanagi Twins
Katana (BASSMENT) | Floyd Cribb | Chapters (KFM)

Cop a pre-sale for $10 and collect a free Summer Jam Mixtape on entry.

Dec
21
Sat
A CHRISTMAS PARTY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm

Cornerstone Roots Masaya Vangrove at the Sawmill CafeA lovely warm up in the last few days ’til Christmas

Who better to spend it with than the mighty CONRNERSTONE ROOTS, keeping it in the family with MASAYA in support and some new (to the mill) fulla’s VANGROVE

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $20.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES 
$25

Dec
22
Sun
Leigh Church Carol Singing @ Leigh Church
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm

Carol Singing followed by a cup of tea, all welcome.

Dec
24
Tue
Leigh Santa Run
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm
Leigh Fire Brigade

Leigh Fire Brigade

The Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade will be doing their yearly Santa Run on Christmas Eve. Whangateau to Leigh. Listen out for the fire truck siren and the Ho Ho Ho!

Dec
27
Fri
RACING & MINI SIMMONS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm

Racing & Mini Simmons at the Sawmill CafeAuckland-based tropicalia groove maestros Racing are back on the road this summer for an
onslaught of shows across the nation, and are being joined by blues rock 60s & 70s
guitar wranglers Mini Simmons and we’re stoked to nab a date with both!

RACING, who are finalists for best rock artist in the 2019 New Zealand Music Awards – take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, Racing crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.

MINI SIMMONS is a loose nod to the 60’s. They have been making significant waves in 2019 with wild response to their debut album (the first pressed to vinyl in New Zealand since 1987) and having recently taken the stage at Spark Arena for the 2019 Silver Scrolls Awards, where they re-worked & performed Benee’s breakout pop smash ‘Soaked’.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $33.50 + b.f at tickettailor
DOOR SALES 
tbc

Dec
28
Sat
STINKY GROOVES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm

Tunes of I at the Sawmill CafeOh yes we are delighted indeed to have Jim play at the mill – always with the good tunes, lovely accompaniment to your summers eve dinner.

check out his 95Bfm show if you don’t already know 🙂

From 5ish – 9ish in the courtyard.

Dec
29
Sun
TUNES OF I @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm

Tunes of I at the Sawmill Cafe‘GET UP’ SUMMER TOUR

Presented by Eccles Entertainment & Tuatara Brewing

Wellington dub rockers  Tunes of I are fast developing into one of the nations most exciting live roots acts. Featuring a solid backbone of drums, bass, vocals and guitars, complimented by two of the capitals finest horn players, the jazz trained six piece collective are renowned nationwide for their original, tight and dynamic live performances. Raw chemistry matched with classical training that is best witnessed up close and personal.

With Special Guests – H4LF CĀST
Tastefully mixing the new with the old, the H4LF CĀST crew create soulful Reggae/DUB grooves and dangerously bouncy Hip-Hop beats that will entrance

TICKETS HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES 
$20+b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES 
t.b.a

Dec
31
Tue
N.Y.E SOUND CLASH! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm

NYE Soundclash at the Sawmill CafeTwo of Auckland’s most iconic DJs are coming together to battle it out for dance floor supremacy

An epic clash of mighty sounds from all flavours of the musical spectrum.

KillaManRaro (The Black Seeds) & Bobby Brazuka (Latinaotearoa) will be bringing the combined heat of the South Pacific and South America to your New Years Eve in the unique setting of the legendary Leigh Sawmill Cafe. With support from local beat-slinger extraordinaire Zane Tee (Base Fm/Grapevinyl), plus a suprise selection of extra special guests on live vocals and instrumentation.

THIS GIG IS GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT! DO NOT MISS OUT!!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $50.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES TBC

Jan
2
Thu
BREEZIN’ THRU @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Breezin' Thru at the Sawmill CafeA nice after N.Y afternoon Dj session with the ALWAYS good Dan Paine and Manuel Bundy
In the courtyard from 2-6pm –  family friendly and free

Jan
4
Sat
Art Open Day – Mary Jordan @ 64 Grand View Rd
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A R T M Bay Jan 2020

Local artist Mary Jordan is showcasing her new art and invites you to her Open Day Sat 4th and Sun 5th January 10 am to 4 pm

 

SKA & REGGAE EXPLOSION No2 @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 4 @ 9:30 pm

AceTones at the Sawmill CafeAfter a highly successful event last year The AceTones are back with the Ska & Reggae Explosion part 2.

With the Mighty Herbsmen – both bands bring sizzling brass sections, rock solid riddums and soaring vocal harmonies for a night of supreme Jamaican music.

And records spun by special guest Selectress

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES TBC

Jan
5
Sun
Art Open Day – Mary Jordan @ 64 Grand View Rd
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A R T M Bay Jan 2020

Local artist Mary Jordan is showcasing her new art and invites you to her Open Day Sat 4th and Sun 5th January 10 am to 4 pm

 

Jan
7
Tue
BLACK SLATE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm

Black Slate at the Sawmill Cafe WITH SPECIAL GUEST, NRG RISING

Good Karma 4010 and Jeff Vuletich are proud to present
Pioneers of the British Roots Rock Reggae Black Slate

They will be reunited with our blessed NZ whanau:
Former Katchafires Jamey Fergusson | Mum & Daughters soulful vocalists NRG Rising
Aaron LeGeyt from The Rude Boys, Napier |  Dargaville”s local talent Twelve Days.

A night definitely not to be missed…

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 6:00pm
PRE-SALES: $35.00 + b.f at ticketspacenz and at the bar
DOOR SALES 
tbc

Jan
9
Thu
ENO x DIRTY CHURCH & A.P @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 9 @ 9:00 pm

Eno x Dirty Church & AP at the Sawmill CafeTwo of NZ hip-hop’s heavyweight duo’s, Eno x Dirty and Church & AP are joining forces for one night only at the Mill and we are stoked!

Since the release of their debut album ‘Evil Adventures and Happy Endings’ in 2017, Grey Lynn heroes Eno x Dirty have been selling out shows all across the country (and a couple in Asia), performing at festivals like Rhythm and Vines, smashing streaming records and shifting units with no signs of slowing. Eno x Dirty’s ‘Honest To Whom’ is their first full project since 2017’s ridiculous debut. Are they albums? Are they EPS? Who knows. Recorded at Red Bull Studios in Auckland with Ben Lawson, the single Get That Cash is an abrasive and constantly changing hook driven beast, showcasing one of Eno’s first times in front of the mic. “‘Honest To Whom’ is a reflection of where and who we are now. It’s the first time we will be releasing something free of the feeling the material is old to us, instead we are proud to stand next it like a 4 year old showing his parents the macaroni painting he did at kindy that day.”

Church and AP met on the first day of high school in 2013 over a shared appreciation for Chance the Rapper. They started creating music together and individually, Church was handpicked by David Dallas for Red Bull 64 Bars, spent all the time they could soaking up the local hip hop scene, and then started releasing music on the internet and playing sell-out gigs. The industry and hip hop fans took notice. Last summer they released their first official single ‘Ready or Not’ which went straight into the New Zealand singles charts, spent two months on Mai FM’s A rotation playlist, was playlisted across Spotify and Apple and made the New Music Friday cover for Spotify Australia and New Zealand. The track hit #1 on Shazam as people tried to work out who was making this brilliant new music that has garnered more than three million streams. Now, six years on from that first meeting, Church & AP are poised to become New Zealand’s latest hip hop heavyweights with their collective YKK. Their debut album Teeth came out on the 15 November.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
Tickets available from UNDERTHERADAR soon
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Jan
10
Fri
DUAL | DIRTY PIXELS FRANK BOOKER | STEVIE OXTON @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 10 @ 8:30 pm

Dual + Dirty Pixels at the Sawmill CafePresented by Cross St Music Festival and Head’s Garage

Stevie Oxton from ‘Heads Garage’ starts the evening

Followed by Dirty Pixels (live) bring their Smiths style 80’s and 90’s synth pop with lead singer Ethan Moore

Then psych-dance duo Dual combine dream-like vocals with driving drum beats and intoxicating riffs – they were a fave at the mill last summer,  just recently signed to Warner Music this may be the last time we hear them on this side of the ditch

Closing the night Frank Booker brings his Disco dancefloor to the Mill, straight from his sucessfully epic 12 week Flamingo Pier sets at iconic club Las Vegas on K road

OH ITS GONNA BE A GOODIE!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $25+ b.f: eventbrite
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Jan
12
Sun
TINY RUINS & LAWRENCE ARABIA @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm

Tiny Ruins & Lawrence Arabia at the Sawmill CafeSOLO & TOGETHER

For one evening only, local musical heroes Tiny Ruins and Lawrence Arabia join forces for a double bill of solo performances, combining the essences of their respective recent solo tours into one monumental night of mid-summer majesty, culminating in an on-stage crossover of select songs performed together.

The release of Tiny Ruins Olympic Girls album in 2019 has seen Hollie Fullbrook and band spending much of the year on the road. Following the release of an 11 track solo companion to the celebrated album and a sold out full band New Zealand tour, Fullbrook has been performing alone for the last two months with an intimate, stripped back reimagining of the lush arrangements from the album. This included three weeks in North America supporting Aldous Harding, as well as 26 shows across Europe, and three Australian shows with Steve Gunn.

2019 has seen Lawrence Arabia careen across New Zealand and Europe in support of his critically lauded Lawrence Arabia’s Single Club album, which compiled his ambitious series of crowdfunded monthly singles recorded and released throughout 2018. He is currently in the midst of a solo tour entitled Single where he returns for a series of piano performances, re-imagined, alone and devoid of any buffer and/or musical safety net.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 6:30pm
PRE-SALES: $34.90+ b.f: tickettailor
DOOR SALES T.B.A

Jan
13
Mon
Good Habits @ Whangateau Hall
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm

Good Habits from UK

Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects. Fronted by female string instrumentalists, they aim to produce innovative originals and covers, demonstrating the upbeat and diverse capabilities of their instruments whilst blending it into an energised, yet warm sound world of Nu-folk and acoustic, poetic songwriting.

Sitting comfortably on the boundary between folk and pop, Good Habits take inspiration from The Moulettes’ raw, string energy and combine it with the pop-folk intimacy of First Aid Kit. As the main songwriter, Bonnie Schwarz’ vocal style parallels that of Kate Bush and Feist, living within the sound world instrumentation of cello and accordion.

Jan
15
Wed
BEN CATLEY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 15 @ 9:00 pm

Ben Catley at the Sawmill CafeReturning to the Mill on his third NZ tour, West Australia’s Ben Catley has been appearing on huge festival lineups all across Australia, NZ, UK, Holland, Singapore, Réunion Island and The Philippines. With huge vocals, blistering guitar playing and an infectious stage energy, he captivates crowds like few other solo acts.

Working tirelessly between tours to put out multiple releases throughout the last year, Ben has new music available and on its way on all digital platforms, have a listen on Spotify

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $15+ b.f: undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20

 

Jan
17
Fri
STINKY GROOVES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm

Tunes of I at the Sawmill CafeOh yes we are delighted indeed to have Jim play at the mill – always with the good tunes, lovely accompaniment to your summers eve dinner.

check out his 95Bfm show if you don’t already know 🙂

From 5ish – 9ish in the courtyard.

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

Get In Touch

 

Leigh Business Community Enquiries      leighbytheseaNZ@gmail.com

Please contact individual businesses directly from their listing.
Postal: Care of Leigh General Store

 

Where is Leigh?