Leigh News & Events

Guardian Singles w/Dick Move+Memory Foam @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm

Auckland post-punks Guardian Singles continue their nationwide 2021 tour.

They are joined by their good friends and Auckland party-punks:
and 5-piece noise-rockers:


Guardian Singles’ hectic live shows have earned them the reputation of one of the best bands in Aotearoa. Their anthem-packed debut album enjoyed widespread success through NZ college radio, and has been picked up internationally in places as far as Denmark, Italy, and Colombia.
Band members Fiona Campbell (Vivian Girls, Coolies), Thom Burton (SoccerPractise, Wilberforces), Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise, Echo Ohs) and Durham Fenwick (Green Grove) will play favourites from their debut, alongside blistering new material that they’re recording for their second album in March 2021.
Check out the link below for the live video of Guardian Singles playing “Midnight Swim” at Gonerfest 2020!
Get your tickets via undertheradar.co.nz or $20 on the door
Auckland City Scoundrels @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Feb 19 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Auckland City Scoundrels hit Leigh Sawmill!!


The boldest and brashest Second Line band in all the land, serving up originals, New Orleans favourites and modern classics straight to your earholes.
The ‘Auckland City Scoundrels’ are Auckland’s newest and tightest second line jazz band bringing the dirtiest and funkiest renditions of your favourite songs straight to your earholes.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the ACS parading through the streets and alleys down town, and mingling through the Auckland bar scene in classic Orleans style.
Chorus Fibre Network Information Session @ Leigh Hall
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Chorus are holding a community drop in event. The event is being held so that people that don’t really understand about fibre, can come and ask the Chorus team questions about our work and how to get connected should they wish to. Just for your information, unless the driveway is longer than 200metres then there is generally no cost to install the fibre to the home – other than the typical monthly fee retail service providers charge to have a broadband package.

Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm

WCJ deliver a fresh acoustic approach to songs that you know, with a clean sound blending each performers diverse style. Their live energy is rhythmic and fun and audiences are always thoroughly engaged with their warm ‘kiwiana’ delivery and technical flourishes.

Mar 26 @ 9:00 pm

Muroki drops his latest single Wavy today, the official Wavy Lyric video and announces live shows to go with the release.

The hypnotic slice of pop is the second cut from the young Raglan musician’s forthcoming EP and these shows are his first since breaking his arm in a skateboard accident. The Wavy Lyric video is a fun, simple take on the artwork for Wavy – an enticing couple dancing to the deep beat.

March and April dates see Muroki and his band mixing some small town dates in Leigh, Raglan, and Colville with headline shows in Auckland and Wellington.

After stunning RNV and Nestfest performances, that skateboard tumble in the Raglan town bowl put paid to many of Muroki’s plans (he also plays in popular Raglan groups Masaya and Cloak Bay) but he has already been back in the studio finishing up more tracks and planning a big 2021.

Wavy is Muroki’s third single release. His self-released debut For Better Or Worse caught the ear of BENEE and she was soon playing the song to Elton John and the worldwide audience on his Rocket Hour Radio show. She next invited him not only to join her sold-out October tour but to be the first artist signed to her new Olive record label.

Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm

WCJ deliver a fresh acoustic approach to songs that you know, with a clean sound blending each performers diverse style. Their live energy is rhythmic and fun and audiences are always thoroughly engaged with their warm ‘kiwiana’ delivery and technical flourishes.

We leave limited tables in for pre-show dining from 6pm. It definitely pays to book ahead.


RiddimYard – Fish & Bread Sound System @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm

Fish & Bread is back again for Riddim Yard #7, at the Leigh Sawmill.
Once again we’re back in the Sawmill yard, running roots, dub and more in a sound system fashion.
Come and join us!
Sunday, March 28th, 2.30-6pm.
A Night of Fleetwood Mac @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Apr 17 @ 9:00 pm

Celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac with premier 5 piece band-
The Fleetwoods.
After sell out South Island shows in 2020 we are delighted to be returning to the Leigh Sawmill, so book your ticket now for an intimate dose of Fleetwood greatness.
Featuring a great band of top musicians performing two fantastic high intensity sets – from the Peter Green era through to the 80s favourites. With all the hits from Landslide, The Chain, Rhiannon – don’t miss this great night out.
Tickets $25 from Under The Radar
Miles Calder – Album Release Tour @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
May 14 @ 8:00 pm

Wellington singer-songwriter Miles Calder will embark on a nationwide tour this April and May in celebration of his debut solo album Autopilot Life, out today. The ten shows will see Miles and his band perform in intimate venues across Aotearoa, captivating audiences with a dynamic set ranging from floating atmospheric ballads to chomping rock n roll.
Four years on since his folk/Americana self-titled release with former backing band The Rumours and time living overseas, Miles has emerged with a renewed sound, fresh songs, and new band. His new album Autopilot Life takes his classic folk-rock style into a striking psychedelic realm, evoking early 70s Lennon and late-era Beatles as much as contemporaries like Kevin Morby and Father John Misty.
Banished Music & Undertheradar Presents
Miles Calder Album Release Tour 2021
with Full Band

May 22 @ 9:00 pm

Coming off a great run of gigs in Auckland, the band are heading north to the famous Sawmill Cafe in Leigh. Come ready to groove and shout lyrics to the best of all Bowie songs!

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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