Leigh News & Events

Dec
31
Mon
THE TURNAROUND @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm

We are delighted to host a very sawmill New Years with facebook.com/TurnaroundDJs
Manuel Bundy | Submariner & Cian

It’s been a fair few years since we’ve had a Turnaround NYE – these nights are always legendary with good vibes and great tunes. And it wouldn’t be complete without the visual feast that the lovely Tom Bogdanowicz cooks up.

Ticket holders only from 8pm *$50 + booking fee at: www.undertheradar.co.nz or $50 cash at the bar

Jan
5
Sat
DUAL // THE LEERS // GROOVE LAGOON @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 5 @ 9:30 pm

Come and get loose with some of Auckland’s finest dance bands at your last summer stop before it’s back to the desk on Monday!

DUAL Coming off the back of 2017 Rhythm & Vines/Alps and a prime slot at Splore 2018, this electronic dance duo know how to get you moving.
With thumping drums and bass combined with soaring guitars and the frontman’s unmatched vocal energy, this is a late night act you don’t want to miss.Check out DUAL’s new single Green Eyed’

THE LEERS are a New Zealand four piece exploring the depths of Indie Rock & Roll with subtle pickings of psychedelia and a healthy obsession for dynamic structure. Armed with swelling build-ups, catchy guitar pop melody, dynamically engaging structure and head bobbing riffs, The Leers are best enjoyed live, up close & personal.

GROOVE LAGOON Auckland space funk rock unit Groove Lagoon are diving into a sonic swamp of expressive guitar pyrotechnics, pulsing bass and soulful singing.

Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales *$15 at undertheradar
Door sales $20 from 8pm, if not sold out prior.

Jan
8
Tue
YUKON ERA + CAKES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm

Oldies is proud to present a co-headline NZ summer tour featuring Auckland’s Yukon Era and CAKES, who are making the jump across the ditch from the Gold Coast.

Carving out a name for themselves with the local and international post-punk scene, Yukon Era’s songs are loud and melodic, quiet and chaotic. The band have created a modern and polished sound which they deliver via stubborn-ly classic garage rock. In the flesh Yukon Era’s greatest asset might the bands ability to convey their well crafted tunes via a set brimming with youthful confidence to form something truly endearing, energetic and exciting. With their debut album ready for release in early 2019, expect to be hearing a set riddled with a few new selections this summer.

CAKES is a two piece alternative post punk band from ‘straya’s Gold Coast – they came together out of a love for energetic and experimental music,
cementing themselves as a truly energetic groove machine, live and on record. Pulsating, vigorous and determined noise.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES $12 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $15 from 8pm

Jan
10
Thu
THE PEACEKEEPERS & K+LAB @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 10 @ 8:30 pm

THE PEACEKEEPERS (Sambora, PDigsss, Nicky Research all ‘Shapeshifter’) & K+LAB are teaming up for this summers funkiest, bassiest & funnest party at the Mighty Leigh Sawmill!

Come get amongst it.

The Peacekeepers
Always familiar faces on the NZ music scene, Shapeshifter’s P Digsss, Sambora and Nicky Research are The Peacekeepers. With their collective expertise and experience whether producing or performing, you will never leave the dance floor disappointed, witnessing a unique sound that moves the feet and the soul.

K+LAB
The mighty K+Lab has been relentlessly traversing the galaxy, looking for the deepest grooves, finally his funky mothership touches back down on our planet with his new album ‘The Booty Galactic’ An album that needs to be experienced at the highest possible volume with as much bass as you can find so we are throwing you a party to accomodate this.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 730pm
PRE-SALES $15 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20 from 8pm if not sold out prior

Jan
11
Fri
TRANS-TASMIN SKA & REGGAE EXPLOSION! @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm

Featuring the Westonians (Melbourne) with backing band AceTones(Auckland), support from Surrey Boudit (Auckland)
Selectors Kilmarnock Steve (Melbourne), Mighty Jabsco, Ash, spinning strictly vinyl!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES $15 at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20 from 8pm

Jan
13
Sun
ANDY RICHARDS & FRIENDS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 13 @ 4:30 pm

“SHADES” album release party

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

Jan
15
Tue
AVYA GRACE / ONLY BLUE / MANGROVES @ leigh sawmill cafe
Jan 15 @ 8:00 pm

A night of young local acts – singer, guitarist Avya Grace
2 piece drums and vocals Only Blue
5 piece band Mangroves

Jan
18
Fri
SOAKED OATS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 18 @ 9:30 pm

SHUGGAH DOOM TOUR

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

Jan
19
Sat
SUMMER THIEVES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 19 @ 9:30 pm

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!

With support form EMBHER Mangawhai locals SOJØURN

Ticket holders only from 8pm
Pre-sales $20 at eventbrite
Door sales
$30 from 8pm if not sold out prior

Jan
24
Thu
PAUL UBANA JONES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 24 @ 8:30 pm

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

Jan
25
Fri
MAKO ROAD + MASAYA @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm

Turtlenecks and Dad Sandals

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.

Jan
26
Sat
ILLBAZ & ETHAN JAMES @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm

Stepping up to cover this date – we’re stoked to welcome ILLBAZ and Ethan James There’ll be some nice guests over the night too

DOOR SALES ONLY FROM 8pm

Feb
2
Sat
HOT KNIVES @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm

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.

Feb
3
Sun
JON TOOGOOD @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm

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.

Feb
9
Sat
SAWMILL SELAKTAZ @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

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

Feb
19
Tue
C.W. STONEKING @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm

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.”
The Australian

“Immaculate, old-world musicianship.”
Rolling Stone

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

Feb
23
Sat
PHIL EDWARDS BAND @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm

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.

Mar
16
Sat
DAILY J & THE LEERS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 16 @ 9:30 pm

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.

Mar
22
Fri
BEN CATLEY @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 22 @ 9:00 pm

WEST AUSTRALIA’S BEN CATLEY RETURNS

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

Mar
23
Sat
LEVI SESEGA
Mar 23 @ 9:30 pm

sawmill cafe

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

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Leigh Business Community Enquiries      leighbytheseaNZ@gmail.com

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