Leigh News & Events

Oct
26
Fri
WHITE CHAPEL JAK @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Oct 26 @ 8:30 pm

Tiptop acoustic “original” acoustic covers band with a fresh approach to songs that you know.

Warning… they make you sing, laugh and dance.

GET IN QUICK they always sell out and there are limited tickets available for this special gig!
Doors from 7:30pm | Onstage from 830pm

*$20 Pre-Sales at undertheradar
$25 on the door if not sold out prior

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill Cafe

Oct
27
Sat
PRINCESS CHELSEA @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Oct 27 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Princess Chelsea at the Sawmill CafeThe Loneliest Girl NZ tour

This will be the first time Princess Chelsea has performed to New Zealand audiences in three years. It sees Chelsea and her band return home after an extensive “Planet Earth” circuit of the U.K, Europe and Korea. “I’ve got some new band members, which is pretty cool,” she says “and we have spent the last three months tightening our live set before touring the album…

Chelsea’s trademark arrangements featuring classic 80’s Synths (Yamaha DX7, Roland D-50), ambient guitars, and orchestral instruments are all here but are presented in a more refined and simple manner than on her previous releases.

It sounds like a record made by a lover of pop music across all genres from 60’s girl groups to 80’s power ballads, and late 80’s acid house to 90s pop. Like her earlier work, adult issues are presented in a humorous and sometimes childlike manner, and this juxtaposition rather than softening the blow makes jarring social commentary hit harder.

DOORS 8pm | ONSTAGE 9:30pm

TICKETS: *$30 undertheradar  | more on the door

Oct
28
Sun
SEX ON TOAST (au) @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm

Sex on Toast at the Sawmill CafeROUGH E.P RELEASE TOUR

Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Rough EP hits you with sparse ballads, slow jams, uptempo, Minneapolis stomp, heavy metal, 12” mixes, drum machines and industrial noise… surround sound tales of unrequited love, parties, betrayal, break-ups, yearning, burning, limerence and legend.

Perfect for the Mill!!

Check them out in all their glory! Sex on Toast
With support from the lovely Wallace

Doors from 4:30pm | Onstage from 5:30pm

*$20 undertheradar  | more on the door

Nov
2
Fri
SYDNEY HOTSHOTS @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 2 @ 9:00 pm

SYDNEY HOTSHOTS

LADIES NIGHT

Brand new 2018 show set to dazzle! Meet the Sydney Hotshots: toned, fit, washboard abs, cheeky twinkles in the eye

The Sydney Hotshots offer the best party and go-to option for a good old-fashioned Girls’ Night Out, Hen’s Party or birthday party.
Come watch these multi-talented men tear off their fantasy costumes and whisk willing audience members onto the stage for the time of their lives! Girls will blush, women will scream, and husbands will be left at home…
The Sydney Hotshots are renowned for their high-powered dance routines, spectacular lighting, unique costumes and blend of sex appeal, humour, games and BIG personalities.

Doors from 8pm | Onstage from 9pm

TICKETS $30** at the bar and on the door R18
**ALL TICKETS BOUGHT BEFORE THE 31/10
go in the draw to win a Blush Beauty voucher

Nov
4
Sun
BERNIE GRIFFEN & THE THIN MEN @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm

BERNIE GRIFFEN & THE THIN MEN

DOORS WIDE OPEN TOUR

Support from alt/country folk darling KENDALL ELISE

Auckland country/alternative music mainstay Bernie Griffen returns with his third album with band The Thin Men and is hitting the road to celebrate. Titled ‘Doors Wide Open’, the album follows ‘Salvation’ with his band The Thin Men, and ‘Everything So Far’ in 2012 with his band Bernie Griffen and The Grifters.

DOORS 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm | *TICKETS $15: undertheradar
More on the door if not sold out prior

Nov
11
Sun
DELANEY DAVIDSON @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm

SHINING DAY ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Lyttelton songwriting icon Delaney Davidson is returning to our shores for a seven date national tour this November, in celebration of his superb latest album Shining Day – and we are stoked to have him back to the mill!

The ever-questing tunesmith will be joined for the shows by SJD (who also co wrote songs on the record), friend and collaborator Anita Clark,and multi-talented percussionist Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation).
Davidson recently wrapped up a European tour alongside Marlon Williams, this will be the first opportunity for local ears to experience the enigmatic artist’s latest sonic creations first-hand since his record’s release in April.

DOORS 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm
*Early bird tickets sold out – Now $25 at: undertheradar
More on the door if not sold out prior

Nov
24
Sat
TIKI TAANE @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm

TIKI TAANE

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DYLAN C

Tiki Taane returns to the mighty mill with his captivating ONE MAN BAND show. Always delivering a high energy performance, Tiki uses live loops, samples & instruments to re-create the classics he is most known for while dropping in new unreleased material. With support from the vibe maker Dylan C, this will be another sell out show full of great music & great people.

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm

*TICKETS $25 : cosmicticketing | NO DOOR SALES so get in quick!

Nov
30
Fri
DONAVON FRANKENREITER @ LEIGH SAWMILL CAFE
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN NATIVE, SURFER & MUSICIAN

Donavon Frankenreiter is headed back to New Zealand this November, playing a run of coastal tour dates and we’re stoked to be one!
Bringing his honey-thick vocals, masterful guitar work and newest album “The Heart” to the Mill

Known and loved for his positive outlook and easy folk sounds, Donavon started his professional life first as a surfer, before launching his solo music career as the protégé of Jack Johnson. Fans will also have the chance to upgrade their tickets to receive a VIP ‘meet and greet’ experience with the artist or an exclusive soundcheck Q&A with Donavon.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP information, visit:
UPDATE as at 2pm on 10/8
THE ONLY PLACE TO GET TICKETS FOR THIS GIG IS TICKETMASTER
The $39.90 General Admission sold out super fast!

WE ARE CLOSED from 3-6pm – to allow for those that have bought a Sound Check + Show ticket and the Meet + Great tickets – so sorry, no rocking up to catch sound check like usual mill gigs we will already be locked up and security on… CAFE ONLY OPEN TO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS from 6pm that night – the whole night is ticket holders only – so no quick dinners and out before doors either.

Motorhome Parking

Leigh Central has landscaped an area for a limited number of short-stay, self-contained motorhomes and caravans.

There are also two local beautiful holiday parks at Pakiri and Whangateau so no shortage of places to park your motorcaravan!

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