Leigh News & Events
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.
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!)
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 email@example.com for a floor spot. $10.00
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
‘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!
DOORS 8:00pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm
*$15 Pre-Sales at undertheradar soon | $20 on the door
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 Hood, Slim Doherty and Billy Pommer Jr.
*$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
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 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!
*$15 pre-sales at undertheradar| $20 on the door OR $10 on the door from 1030pm (DJ only)
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.
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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