Leigh News & Events

Aug
8
Sat
FRED @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Aug 8 @ 9:30 pm

Fred at the Sawmill CafeAfter all this time locked in our houses it’s time to get out and play some music.

FRED return to the Mill to release their new upcoming single – ROLLERCOASTER!
Fred just wanna dance all night with you – so get those tickets when they’re on sale and get hydrated because this is certainly shaping up to be a goodie!

Tickets on Sale from June 17th.

We can’t wait to play for you all X

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm

Sep
4
Fri
Deva Mahal @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 4 @ 9:30 pm

Deva Mahal, performing with full band of stand out NZ talent.
Support from the lovely Zoe Moon

Deva Mahal was born with blues in her blood. Beginning from her upbringing in Kaua’i, Hawaii to discovering her voice in Aotearoa, where she solidified her vision of becoming an artist performing alongside Fat Freddy’s Drop, Rhombus, Sola Rosa, The Little Bushman, Ladi6, Lisa Tomlins, Hollie Smith, Anika Moa and Olmecha Supreme.

This is one powerhouse gig you don’t want to miss!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 730pm
PRE-SALES $30+ b.f at underthedarar
DOOR SALE $ and availablity t.b.a

Sep
26
Sat
FRISKY BUSINESS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Sep 26 @ 9:30 pm

Frisky Business at the Sawmill CafeBack to the 80’s with it’s neon lights, big hair styles and crazy outfits.

But be prepared – you will dance and sing all night!

Frisky Business will be playing songs from some of the most iconic and influential bands and artists of the 80s live… Michael Jackson, Prince, Wham, David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Eurythmics, Cameo and many, many more. Warm up your dance moves, get your 80’s outfit out of the storage and join us for a great night!

MARCH TICKET HOLDERS: your tickets are valid for this new date

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $15+ b.f at dashtickets
DOOR SALES tbc

Oct
2
Fri
WHITE CHAPEL JAK – postponed from 14 Aug – SOLD OUT @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeNEW DATE – POSTPONED FROM 15 AUGUST

Celebrating the end of lock down with a big old tour.
Known for putting an acoustic, funk-groove spin on upbeat songs everyone knows and loves, White Chapel Jak are an infectiously happy, must see live show that regularly sells out. So get those tickets!

SATURDAY NIGHT
DOORS OPEN 7.00pm BAND ON STAGE 8 – 10pm
PRESALES $30+b.f at Eventbrite
DOOR SALES availability tbc

Oct
20
Tue
The Phoenix Foundation @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm

Celebrating the expansive new album Friend Ship; a post-apocalyptic love letter from the future to the present and the soundtrack to the swirling oblivion that is 2020.

The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop. It’s been five years since GUYD but that down time has been spent writing, recording, touring with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, creating the acclaimed soundtrack for Hunt For The Wilderpeople, building shrines to light, creating scores for VR, producing other bands, baking sourdough.

Slowly, when they could, the six old friends found time to work together in studios, garages, forests, and sheds around New Zealand to put together the concise ten song set of that is Friend Ship. Featuring Nadia Reid, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Anita Clark (Motte) their 7th album is both a classic collection of Phoenixy songs and a new palette of sounds and characters.

Oh we are so excited to have them at the Mill!

Oct
24
Sat
PLUTO – LIVE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Oct 24 @ 9:30 pm

Pluto at the Sawmill CafeAfter almost a decade away, iconic New Zealand rock band Pluto are back. Following two explosive album release shows in November
to celebrate the release of their fourth full length album, IV, they have announced an intimate and special performance this Easter Saturday at the Mill, and oh we’re stoked!

Pluto mastered the art of the multi-layered rock sound – sometimes indie, moody and restrained, at other times hook-laden hand-clap pop, often angular, full-energy, anthemic rock. Through the mid 2000’s, Pluto was at their zenith, consistently writing rock songs that traversed the musical landscape combining thoughtful, intelligent lyrics with sonic pop melodies to create evocative, memorable and seductive songs.

Pluto hit the ground running in 2001 with charming debut album “Red Light Syndrome” bringing them to national attention with songs ‘Hey Little’ and ‘She’s Jive’. This was followed up in 2005 with the double-platinum selling ‘Pipeline Under The Ocean’, which featured the critically acclaimed hits ‘Dance Stamina’, and ‘Long White Cross’ which took out Single Of The Year in 2006 at the NZ Music Awards. 2007 saw the release of third studio album “Sunken Water”, after which the band capitalised on their wider appeal and continued touring extensively with their high-energy performances revealing a band at their peak live.

BIG thanks to Banished Music for bringing another fantastic act to the mill

APRIL TICKET HOLDERS: your tickets are valid for this new date

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $30+ b.f at banishedmusic
DOOR SALES tbc

Nov
21
Sat
REB FOUNTAIN @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

Reb Fountain at the Sawmill CafeAward winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration of her upcoming self-titled album, her debut for Flying Nun Records, and we are thrilled to be one!
Pulling out all the stops for this collection of noir punk-folk songs, Reb is taking her band the length and breadth of the country to deliver these news songs, and some old favourites, in full glory.

The tour announcement coincides with the forthcoming album Reb Fountain release, due out May 1st on Flying Nun Records.
In the wake of praise for her recently-released indie anthem ‘Samson’, Fountain has shared new single ‘When Gods Lie’ featuring supporting vocals of friend and musical collaborator Finn Andrews.

Worldwide appreciation for Reb Fountain:
“…reminiscent of Lana Del Rey and Tom Waits all at once.” Undertheradar
“[Samson] has Nick Cave running through its veins.” The FADER
“Reb Fountain is to be counted among our finest songwriters whose imagery is both personal and universal, and her command of a melody and a song transcends genre.” Elsewhere.co.nz
“[Samson is] a brilliantly constructed song that is testament to Fountain’s remarkable musicality.” Women in Pop

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRESALES $34.90+ b.f at banishedmusic
DOOR SALES tbc

Nov
29
Sun
DANIEL CHAMPAGNE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm

Daniel Champagne at the Sawmill CafeDon’t miss this intimate show from the young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’
Daniel has been selling out shows around the world and we’re thrilled to be a stop.

WHAT THE PRESS SAY
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

Best get a ticket!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 5:00pm
PRE-SALES $20+ b.f at eventbrite
DOOR SALES $25 if not sold out prior

Dec
4
Fri
WHITE CHAPEL JAK – postponed from 15 Aug – SOLD OUT @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill CafeCelebrating the end of lock down with a big old tour. Known for putting an acoustic, funk-groove spin on upbeat songs everyone knows and loves, White Chapel Jak are an infectiously happy, must see live show that regularly sells out. So get those tickets! FRIDAY NIGHT DOORS OPEN 7.30pm BAND ON STAGE 8.30 – 10.30pm PRESALES $30+b.f at Eventbrite DOOR SALES availability tbc

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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