Leigh News & Events

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

Nov
30
Sat
High Tea and Historic Photographic Display @ Leigh Hall
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fundraiser for Leigh Hall – entry includes tea and cakes

 

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

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

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