Leigh News & Events

Aug
24
Fri
MUSIC MOVIE FRIDAY’S @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Surely needs no introduction! This one calls for a bit of dress up and a boogie afterwards – with our favourite Scotsman, Andy Turner playing tunes after the movie.

Aug
25
Sat
BEN HURLEY the club tour @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Aug 25 @ 9:30 pm

Ben Hurley. One of New Zealand’s best loved Stand up Comics takes the real comedy club experience to 12 legendary venues around New Zealand, and we’re one!
A big 2 hour comedy show with support from Sera Devcich and other guests.

Doors 8pm | onstage 930pm
BE SURE TO RING AND BOOK A TABLE after you purchase a ticket

*$27.50 pre-sales at eventfinda  SOLD OUT | VERY LIMITED $30 door sales for standing/barstools/pews (first in first gets!)

Ben Hurley at the Sawmill Cafe

Aug
27
Mon
August Club Night – Pete and the Skiffy Rivets @ Whangateau Hall
Aug 27 @ 6:45 pm

Triple layer vocals and several stringy thingies are vigorously put to use by Pete and the Skiffy Rivets as they weave musical tales borrowed from bluegrass, folk, old timey, swing, and wherever. They are amusing and serious, happy and sad, tales of trains, radios, chains, white horses, elbow room, altitude, flowers, paintbrushes, daughters, lovers, bosses, memories, thunder storms, neon signs, too much gravy, too much coffee, dreams of wide open spaces and hearts we never won. The group is assembled from Holly Carrington, Sue Tearne and Pete Parnham on vocals, with Pete and Steve Gerrish animating the stringy thingies. All sung, plucked and strummed purely for your listening pleasure. Check out www.skiffyrivetsmusic.com and the Elbow Room CD.

Standard folk club evening.  Doors open at 6:45pm.  E-mail jenine@torkington.com for a floor spot.  $10.00

 

Aug
31
Fri
DILLASTRATE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm

INSPIRED BY TYHE LIFE & WORKS OF J DILLA.
A collaborative project between Henare Kaa & Tim Driver.

Born in the dirty south of New Zealand, the duo’s previous collaborative efforts include ahoribuzz and Soulsystem, as well as working individually at an international and national level with an expansive range of musical acts.

The duo combines modern digital sounds with analogue soul, bringing you the best of both worlds. With an intimidating range of styles, from delicate soul to intense electronica and everything in between.

DOORS OPEN: 7:00pm | ONSTAGE 8pm |  *$10 on the door

Sep
1
Sat
MIGHTY MIGHTY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm
Sep
3
Mon
QUIZ NIGHT @ Leigh Bar
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm

$5 per person – create your own team.

Monday night is also $15 steak night.

Book a table by contacting Richard at the Leigh Bar or on 021 041 9242 or richard.ostmo.scott@gmail.com

Sep
7
Fri
MICHAEL DUNSTAN @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm

Michael Dunstan at the Sawmill Cafe

TOURING HIS NEWLY RELEASED EP PARTLY CLOUDY

Characterised by warm soulful vocals, intricate fingerpicking, and up-beat foot stomping grooves, Michael’s dynamic live soundscape has stopped audiences in their tracks Australia wide in the last 12 months with sold out shows. Check him out Michael Dunstan

*$14 Pre-Sales at undertheradar  | Door sales from 7:30pm

 

Sep
8
Sat
The WONDERFISH COLLECTIVE @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

The Fish are excited to announce their new show – A Funk & Soul Revue. They’ll take you back to the funky, soul-drenched 70’s with ‘Fish versions of classics from Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Boney M & Kool & the Gang (to name just a few).

Dress in your funkiest, most soulful threads and come and join the party!

*$23 pre-sales at undertheradar More on the door if not sold out prior

The Wonderfish Collective at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
14
Fri
DON McGLASHAN @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 14 @ 9:00 pm

Performing recent songs, along with plenty of gems from his sprawling back catalogue

Don McGlashan’s songs of love, landscape and mystery have taken snapshots of life in New Zealand for over three decades. By consistently challenging himself, he’s achieved that rare combination: wide appeal, and the respect of fellow artists. His effect on the Great New Zealand songbook is immeasurable.

*$35 pre-sales at eventfinda | More on the door if not sold out prior

Don McGlashan at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
15
Sat
LEIGH FIRE STATION OPEN DAY @ 28 Hauraki Road
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Leigh Volunteer Fire Brigade would love the community to join us on the 15th September 2018 between 2pm – 4pm for an open day viewing @ The Leigh Fire Station.
We will also be having a sausage sizzle and refreshments.
Hope to see you there.

 

Tū. MOANA & PADDY FREE. @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 15 @ 9:30 pm

An exciting new collaboration featuring:

Award-winning singer/songwriter Moana (Moana & the Tribe) and renowned electronica musician/producer Paddy Free (Pitch Black).

The duo made their international debut last year in a club deep inside the Arctic Circle (Finland), then on an outdoor stage in sweltering Taipei (Taiwan). Paddy and Moana are itching to break out some beats to kill off those winter blues.

“Whole Worlds Watching, Ūpokohue, Titokowaru” and more.

Songs from 5 albums that have taken Moana & the Tribe around the world and back again get the Paddy party make-over. AND Moana and Paddy perform a new song from the unreleased album ONO.

DOORS 8pm | ONSTAGE 9:30pm

*TICKETS LIMITED: $25 Pre-Sales at eventfinda   | $30 on the door

Tu at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
20
Thu
Pete Denehy @ Whangateau Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

 Full Concert. Special guest Pete Denehy from Australia.  7pm. $15. Tickets available from Eventfinder.

Sep
22
Sat
MAKESHIFT MOVEMENTS + AUDIOPHYSICAL @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm

Six-piece Roots | Dub | D&B | Hip Hop.

From the simplicity of an acoustic guitar and bongo drums, to effects drenched synths and digital breaks. Based in Tauranga this combination of seven unique individuals from all walks of life makes for a colourful original performance with infectious grooves that are sure to get the feet moving.

Check their live studio recording of ‘Carry it with grace‘ and : facebook.com/makeshiftmovements/

AUDIOPHYSICAL is Andre Lamb, a multi instrumentalist, producer and visual artist. Lamb fuses genres like Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Afro and Folk – his vision is one of cinematic beats and lush melodic instrumentation fused in a dusty analogue setting.

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9pm

*$15 at eventfinda | $20 on the door

Makeshift Movements at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
23
Sun
Frances | Lee Duo CHAMBER ENSEMBLE @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm

Charlotte Francis Violin Gemma Lee Piano
We are delighted to have these 2 exceptional musicians back to the Mill, performing a little bit of everything!

From Mozart, Beethoven, Raffaello Squarise, Henri Wieniawski Chanson Arabe, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Fritz Kreisler Gershwin, Jascha Heifetz, William Kroll and Camille Saint-Saëns AND MORE…

Please ring the cafe to book a table

Chamber Ensemble at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
24
Mon
Club Night – The Bully Boys @ Whangateau Hall
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Special Guest: The Bully Boys, singing a combination of mostly a capella old traditional folk from the British Isles and maritime sea shanties. 7pm. $10.

Sep
28
Fri
GRAT’S PIANO CELEBRATION @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm

A relaxed night to celebrate a life very well lived and a love of music

With performances across genre’s and ages on Grattan’s beloved Bechstein Grand, All welcome!

Grat's piano celebration at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
29
Sat
SAL VALENTINE @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 29 @ 9:30 pm

‘JORDAN’ SINGLE RELEASE SHOW & ALBUM  PREVIEW WITH IJEBU PLEASURE CLUB

Live Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Rare Groove
With 12 in Sal Valentine and 11 in Ijebu Pleasure Club it’ll be a full stage and bloody good party!

Sal Valentine   Ijebu Pleasure Club

DOORS 8:00pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm

*$15 Pre-Sales at undertheradar soon | $20 on the door

Sal Valentine at the Sawmill Cafe

Sep
30
Sun
THE JOHNNYS with support from The Bads @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm

Australian cowpunk legends The Johnnys are making their long-awaited return to Aotearoa this September for their first national tour in twenty eight years.

With a fistful of foot-stomping tunes tucked under their belts, the rough riding band struck gold with their 1986 album Highlights Of A Dangerous Life spurring numerous chart hits in New Zealand and Australia, and party-starting sets at legendary local venues The Gluepot and Warners. The tour is being held in tribute to their ill bandmate, guitarist Spencer P. Jones (also of Beasts of Bourbon), who sadly won’t be crossing the ditch to join the trio of Graham HoodSlim Doherty and Billy Pommer Jr.

THE BADS are sawmill favourites, with their effortlessly cool poppin’ rockin’ country tunes – the perfect support act for this gig!

*$35 pre-sales at undertheradar | More on the door if not sold out prior.

CAFE CLOSED FOR SET UP 3 – 4:30pm | Doors 4:30pm | Onstage 5:30pm

The Johnnys at the Sawmill Cafe

Oct
5
Fri
THE CHILLS With FINN ANDREWS (the Veils) @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm

Dunedin music icon Martin Phillipps has gathered together the latest iteration of his band The Chills for an extensive nationwide tour this September and October in support of their latest studio album Snow Bound, the group’s first long player since 2015’s Silver Bullets. With so many classic tunes under his belt it’s impossible to pick favourites from Phillipps’ mighty oeuvre, which stretches back to 1982’s foundational Dunedin Double EP on Flying Nun Records, needless to say the songs of The Chills are close to the hearts of countless New Zealanders.

We are excited to have longtime mill favourite, Finn Andrews open the night – get your tickets quick!

DOORS OPEN 8PM  *$50 Pre-Sales at undertheradar

The Chills at the Sawmill Cafe

Oct
6
Sat
The Rocking Roller-Coasters @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Rocking Roller-Coasters are a group of four twenty-somethings who are dedicated to 50s and 60s rock n’ roll and pop.
We’re starting early due to popular demand for this one
with guest DJ Netti Page will be finishing the festivities after the band at 10ish too… excitamundo!
Rocking Roller-Coasters

*$15 pre-sales at undertheradar| $20 on the door OR $10 on the door from 1030pm (DJ only)

The R0ocking Roller-Coasters at the Sawmill Cafe

 

Mother’s Day May 13th

Visiting pianist Amy Cottingham will be playing some beautiful tunes to accompany your Mother’s Day dinner for an hour or so at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe. From 5.30pm Koha.

GOAT ISLAND MARINE DISCOVERY CENTRE

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

  • For children ages 8-13 years.
  • Tuesday 17 & Thursday 19: 1 pm – 3 pm.
  • Monday 23 & Tuesday  24: 1 pm – 3 pm.

This well-rounded program includes:- Interactive talk on marine conservation and underwater marine sound;- Visual Learning at the big eye microscope – echinoderm biology and function;- Workstation – marine plastics;- Workstation – species adaptations;- Touch tank – species ID; feeding; and Art. Bookings are essential – session cost $18 per head. Tel. 09 923-3645

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ATM IN LEIGH GENERAL STORE!

The automatic money machine is located inside the Leigh General Store which is open from 7am – 6pm daily except Christmas Day.

Leigh General Store, Leigh Village

Leigh General Store

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Email: leighbytheseaNZ@gmail.com

 

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