THE LEIGH SAWMILL GIG GUIDE

ALL TICKET & DOOR SALES ARE CASH ONLY

We Do Not Have EFTPOS on the Door.
Limited cash out is available at the bar, so please come prepared. Cheers!

Beats By Bingo at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 19 July | 16 August | 13 September | 18 October

BEATS by BINGO!

This is MUSICAL Bingo, instead of numbers on your cards, its song titles.

It’s a seat dancing, guilty pleasure singing bingo show! Hosted by the always charming, funny and loveable comedian Darren Jardine.
Darren will have your table singing and giggling, FREE TO PLAY and prizes to be won!
With different genre rounds like Rock, Kiwi, Guilty Pleasures 70s and 80s, Hip Hop and R&B there’s something for everyone.

Get a group together, come early for dinner and make a night of it.
Give us a ring to book your table. 8pm show start!

Nadia Reid at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 20 July | 9:30pm | $35*

NADIA REID & HER BAND

We are stoked to have Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nadia Reid back to the mill this July

Celebrated for her intimate musical soundscapes and unique voice, she has been described by The Guardian as “an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory”.
New Zealand-born, soon to be UK-based, Nadia Reid has attained global success off the back of her first two albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015) and Preservation (2017). Her prolific writing and touring have seen her present at some of the worlds most respected music platforms namely WOMAD (NZ), Green Man Festival (UK), End Of The Road Festival (UK) and a television appearance on BBC’s ‘Later…with Jools Holland’.

Nadia was awarded #2 in Mojo Magazine for Album of the Year (for Preservation) and in New Zealand, she was a finalist for both the APRA Silver Scroll Awards (2017) and the Taite Music Prize (2016 & 2018).
With sell-out shows in Auckland, London, Melbourne and her home town of Port Chalmers, Dunedin, and, record three under her belt, it is clear that Nadia Reid is a rising star not to be missed.

Nadia will be joined by Motte (Anita Clark) in Australia & New Zealand.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $35.00 + b.f at banishedmusic
NO DOOR SALES

Bobandii at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 27 July | 9:30pm | $10*

BOBANDII

ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Bobandii takes to the sky to tour his new album “Running Handshake/B.L.U.E.”

Come along to the first show in the tour in his hometown at the Leigh Sawmill!

Joined by Olivia Collier, Fable, DeadForrest (Jinzo) & LB, this show should set the tour on fire from the very start.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $10.00 + b.f at tickettailor
DOOR SALES $tbc

Kendall Elise at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 3 August | 9:30pm | $15*

KENDALL ELISE

PRESENTS; RED EARTH

Moving effortlessly and seamlessly through a number of styles and genres, from dark country to true country; folk and chilled pop to bluesy rock, Kendall delivers an album packed with mood and personality.

Kendall is a consummate performer, who (alongside her band, The Belgraves) has earned a reputation as mesmerising live act, not-to-be-missed! This year alone she has played a string of gigs and opened for Gin Wigmore on her recent New Zealand Tour. In April she supported American roots, rock band Larkin Poe in Auckland.

Red Earth has already been described as “…one of the finest releases of the year” by The 13th Floor, “…no throwaway record” by Double J Australia, and songs from the album ‘Valentine Street’ and the title track ‘Red Earth’ have been playlisted on Australia’s biggest broadcasting network via ABC Country. The folk song ‘Slippery Creek’ was also a top 10 finalist in the MLT Songwriting Awards in May.

“There are some artists, who when they sing, you feel like you are in a deep and meaningful conversation with them. On occasion, this is what Elise brought to her performances… it was intense, professional and beautiful to bear witness to.” – Radio 13

“With a voice that will send delectable shivers down your spine and an ever-evolving aptitude for composing music, Kendall Elise can undoubtedly look forward to a long and illustrious career.” – Ambient Light

With support from the lovely Brendan & Alison Turner

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES $20
if not sold out prior

Jan Preston at the Sawmill Cafe

Thursday 8 August | 7:30pm | $25*

JAN PRESTON

Queen of Boogie Woogie

Jan is performing a show with her trio called “88 PIANOS I have known” with extraordinary projected images of pianos (yes 88 of them) and personal anecdotes, as well as new songs (Same Sky, Olds on the Loose) and a new killer version of a tune called Nutrocker, based on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite played in fast boogie style.

Known as Australia’s Queen of Boogie Piano, Jan Preston has a reputation as an astonishing piano player with a rich resonant voice who is a magnetic live performer.
Jan captivates, moves and uplifts audiences around the world with her original songs, compositions and her mastery of boogie woogie.
ABC Music’s Winner of 5 Music Awards for her CDs and soundtracks, she plays festivals and concerts throughout Australia, NZ and Europe, tours her own shows (Productions), writes music for film and TV, and composes and performs for Silent Movies.

We are super excited to see Grat’s beloved Bechstein get a rousing work out!!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $25.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES $30
if not sold out prior

Open mic/jam or something at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 9 August | 8:00pm | $free

OPEN MIC/JAM or something!

Hosted by the bearded wonder Lind’s – the first one was sooooo good!
Sure to be a nice night with some local muso’s and maybe other performances too?
Get in touch if you want to be involved in the next one!

Sawmill Selaktaz at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 17 August | 8:00pm | $10*

SAWMILL SELAKTAZ

90’S HIP HOP MID WINTER KNEE’S UP

Featuring the musical stylings of
TDK // Normski // Zane:Tee // The Beat Wrangler
+ MC Jay Dubs on the mic
+ live artworks by Carlie Blanchett-Burton

Lo key dinner tunes from 7ish – Optional dress up

R18
Door sales only
from 8pm
$10 before 10:30pm – $15 there after

Frisky Business at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 24 August | 9:30pm | SOLD OUT

FRISKY BUSINESS

Flashback to neon lights, big hair and crazy outfits… come prepared to dance and sing all night!

This 5 piece band pumps out songs in a 3 hour extravaganza from the most iconic and influential artists of the 80`s…. 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 storage and join us for a great night.

Frisky Business

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
NO DOOR SALES

The DeSotos at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 22 September | 5:30pm | $15*

THE DESOTO’S LIVE

The DeSotos are thrilled to announce they will be bringing their roots-based Americana & country blues to a long overdue show at the mighty mill in September.

This will be their first Sawmill show since an appearance a decade ago following the release of their debut album ‘Cross your Heart’.
In the intervening years vocalist and guitarist Paul Gurney has performed a number of times at the Cafe with the much-loved Jubilation Gospel Choir, for whom Paul is as a soloist and tenor.

As an added bonus all ticket purchasers will receive a copy of The DeSotos’ critically-acclaimed album ‘Your Highway For Tonight’ when arriving for the show.

With a setlist that spans gin-soaked ballads through to southern country rockers, and the odd Tom Petty or Neil Young cover in between, this will be a great evening of music!

The DeSotos are;
Paul Gurney – lead vocals, guitars, blues harp
Stuart McIntyre – bass, vocals
Ron Stevens – Hammond & keyboards, vocals
Michael Burrows – drums & pecussion, vocals

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES $20
if not sold out prior

Tami Neilson at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 26 October | 9:00pm | $55*

THIS IS TAMI NEILSON!

With VERY SPECIAL guest JAY NEILSON

Multi award-winning Canadian-born, New Zealand singer-songwriter Tami Neilson needs no introduction.
Having become one of NZ’s most beloved artists of the modern era, blending country, soul and rockabilly into her signature high-octane performances, Neilson’s songs have tugged at our heart-strings and soothed our souls.
Accompanied by Tami’s brother and longtime co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to the road this October.

As one of 7 dates across New Zealand in a rare, up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written.
And we are absolutely fizzy that that she’s coming to the mighty mill!

DOORS 8pm // ONSTAGE 9pm (No support act)

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 6:00pm
PRE-SALES: $55.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES
tbc

Ash Grunwald at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 1 December | 6:00pm | $39*

ASH GRUNWALD – MOJO ALBUM TOUR

With SWAMPTHING!

Blues maestro Ash Grunwald will play four headline shows across the North Island in support of his new album ‘Mojo’ – out on August 30 – and we’re thrilled to be one
With unique storytelling through song and unleashing an avalanche of rhythmic fury on guitar, Ash will bring his brand-new show to life for Kiwi’s this Summer.

Fans can expect to hear brand new tunes from the upcoming album Mojo, including the latest single ‘Whispering Voice’ (feat. Kasey Chambers) as well as old stomping Ash G favourites ‘Walking’ and ‘Money’.

Recorded in the US and Australia, Mojo is Ash’s first new studio album in four years and features guest appearances by The Teskey Brothers, Mahalia Barnes and Joe Bonamassa amongst others. Of the record, Ash says…

“At this point, Mojo represents a journey through my own valley of darkness, and out the other side into the fresh sunlit glory of optimism and positivity. This may sound like a cliché, but when you’ve lived it it feels very different.”

Joining Ash on all dates, will be kiwi blues and roots duo Swamp Thing. Made up of multi-instrumentalist Michael Barker and guitar virtuoso Brett Adams, Swamp Thing play every show as if it was their last. With a resume including stints with Split Enz, The Mockers, John Butler Trio and Tami Neilson between them, these guys certainly have a wealth of musical experience.

Get in quick for this limited capacity show – on sale Friday 19 July @ 12pm.

DOORS 5:30pm // ONSTAGE 6:30pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 5:30pm
PRE-SALES: $39.00 + b.f at Ticketmaster
DOOR SALES
tbc

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