Leigh News & Events

Aug
27
Sat
BRIAN BAKER LIVE with special guest Coda Muso & Street Georges @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm

Due to the positive mediacalendar press “Open Up Your Heart” has received,  Brian has taken the opportunity to design a show around the message his songs represent, showcasing his guitar and performance skills.  Not only will his songs have you tapping and grooving but they may also “ Open Up Your Heart” in some way.

 Brian has spent a large part of his life in the music industry, performing at countless shows in Australia and New Zealand.  His performance and impeccable song writing is at the highest level of professionalism.   As a solo artist he demonstrates formidable guitar skills live on stage, coupled with uplifting vocals and originally produced electro rhythm dubs. 

Sep
17
Sat
YOU AM I @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
calendarLed by charismatic frontman Tim Rogers, You Am I are one of the most successful and internationally heralded Australian bands. They’ve scored three number one albums, while Sonic Youth and Soundgarden are amongst the band’s admirers.
Their influences combine the Who, Small Faces, the Jam, Clash, and Replacements – creating their own spin of kick-arse rock, striking melodies and razor sharp lyrics.
Their 11th studio album The Lives Of Others was recently released to rave reviews around the world and it debuted at No 2 in the Australian album charts.
Look forward to a night of great songs from classic You Am I albums like Hi Fi Way and Hourly, Daily, plus new tunes from the new album.
Nov
3
Thu
DON MCGLASHAN Bright November Morning Tour @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm

calendarDon McGlashan has been weaving his stories for the last four decades, with three solo albums – Warm Hand (2006), Marvellous Year (2009), and Lucky Stars (2015). His soaring gospel song ‘Bathe In The River’ (APRA Silver Scroll winner 2006) sung by Hollie Smith, has become one of the biggest New Zealand singles of all time and has recently had a resurgence via the te reo Māori version, ‘Kōrukutia’, released earlier in 2021.

McGlashan first stepped into the limelight as drummer and lead singer in the 80’s agit-punk outfit Blam Blam Blam, which produced a string of Top 20 singles and a well-loved album Luxury Length. Don’s hit song ‘Don’t Fight It, Marsha, It’s Bigger Than Both Of Us’ won Song Of The Year in the 1982 NZ Recording Industry Awards.

Next, McGlashan co-founded the acoustic duo, The Front Lawn, with Harry Sinclair. Combining theatre, songs and much humour, they found fans the world over, and their 1987 album Songs From The Front Lawn was the soundtrack for a generation of young Kiwis getting lost around Europe in their Kombi vans.

McGlashan’s place in the Great Aotearoa Songbook further solidified as, fronting The Mutton Birds, he created a string of now iconic Kiwi anthems including ‘Anchor Me’ (APRA Silver Scroll winner 1994), ‘Dominion Road’ (1992) and their inspired cover of The Formyula’s ‘Nature’ (1992).

Mar
31
Fri
GIN WIGMORE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 31 @ 8:30 pm

calendarMuch loved Los Angeles based, New Zealand singer-songwriter GIN WIGMORE is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2023.

Gin’s unmistakable raw and raspy powerhouse vocals will exhilarate fans with her rollicking stage presence and characteristic mix of pop, rock, blues and soul when she performs for her New Zealand fans next year.

All existing tickets remain valid without the need for exchange. Patrons unable or unwilling to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Thursday 2 June.

Apr
1
Sat
GIN WIGMORE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Apr 1 @ 8:30 pm

calendarMuch loved Los Angeles based, New Zealand singer-songwriter GIN WIGMORE is returning home for a five-date regional tour in March 2023.

Gin’s unmistakable raw and raspy powerhouse vocals will exhilarate fans with her rollicking stage presence and characteristic mix of pop, rock, blues and soul when she performs for her New Zealand fans next year.

All existing tickets remain valid without the need for exchange. Patrons unable or unwilling to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase. Refund requests are to be submitted prior to 5pm, Thursday 2 June.

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/