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!

The RWC at the Sawmill Cafe

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019

In partnership with the good folk at McLeod’s Brewery
We’ve repurposed a building into a
BIG SCREEN BEER ROOM!
And are chuffed to be showing the following games

05.10 ENGLAND vs ARGENTINA 9:00pm
06.10 NEW ZEALAND vs NAMIBIA 5:45pm
12.10 NEW ZEALAND vs ITALY 5:45pm
12.10 ENGLAND vs FRANCE 9:15pm
19.10 QUARTER FINALS 815pm & 11:15pm
20.10 QUARTER FINALS 8:15pm
Alas no 11:15pm game as outside our licensed hours
26.10 SEMI FINALS 9:00pm
27.10 SEMI FINALS 10:00pm
01.11 BRONZE FINAL 10:00pm
02.11 FINAL 10:00pm

OPEN ½ AN HOUR BEFORE EACH GAME
Come early if you want to order food from the cafe
Bring the cash too, as we won’t have eftpos in there yet

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 19 October | 9:30pm | $15*

HANS PUCKET

Celebrating the first flowers of Spring.

Hans Pucket have decided to get out of the house and go on their most extensive tour of New Zealand to date.

It’s a welcome return for longtime fans of the band, or just those wondering what all the fuss is about. Hans Pucket’s live show argues their case with famous spectacularity and a symmetrical stage picture of identical twins with a handsome drummer in the middle.

Blending eclectic musical tastes of 70s disco, early 2000s indie rock, and mid-century musical theatre, Hans Pucket makes songs that are both personal and communal. Headphone music you can party to.

Halfway to finishing the followup to their brilliant 2018 debut album Eczema, they’ll bring new songs with new pop twists on heartbreak, anxiety and the stresses of modern life. Earlier this year the band proved their chops on the international stage for the first time, playing both solo shows and supporting The Beths across UK and Europe. They’re eager to tour NZ, see their friends again, and have a Really Nice Time.

***SUPPORT ANNOUNCED***

Lo-fi loveliness with LUCKY BOY and Lo-fi duo-wop! NA NOISE

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

Jordy Maxwell at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 20 October | 5:00pm | $10

BALLADS TO BELTERS

Jane Horder & Gemma Lee

Super appropriate title for this show – Jane’s voice is magnificent! She is very ably accompanied by the lovely Gemma on the Bechstein. We are definitely looking forward to their second show here.

Consummate singer Jane Horder enjoys a diverse career of performing and teaching. Jane has sung with Auckland swing band ‘Prima Swing Riot’ for many successful years and has performed in numerous musicals across Australasia, including Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sweeney Todd.

Collaborative pianist Gemma Lee has performed internationally including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and the Goldener Saal of the Musikverein. Born in South Korea and raised in New Zealand, Gemma holds a Master of Music with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland.

Please ring the cafe to book a table
Show starts at 5:00pm |$10 on the door

Jordy Maxwell at the Sawmill Cafe

Thursday 24 October | 8:00pm | $koha

JORDY MAXWELL

HELLO, GOODBYE TOUR

Jordy Maxwell is a talented photographer, and songwriter with honest lyrics and a soulful, raw voice.

Though mostly a sunny and lively personality, Jordy can hold an audience with his mix of raw emotion and light-hearted humour to accompany his endearing performances.

His debut single, ‘Blue Eyes’ released in October 2017 has since reached a large audience all around the world, including being a feature track for surf brand O’Neil and USA cinematographer, Connor Guest, where the song featured in a beautiful short film called “Never Coming Home”. His debut EP, “Honest” was released a few months later with the EP now reaching over 2 million streams on Spotify. Jordy released his latest single, “Long Road Home” in June and is touring New Zealand for the first time in October and November, and we’re stoked to be a stop

ONSTAGE 8pm

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

Reb Fountain at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 27 October | 8:00pm | $28*

REB FOUNTAIN & BAND

An award-winning singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain teamed up with Dave Khan (Marlon Williams) to produce a profoundly iconic record showcasing Fountain’s noir punk-folk songwriting style. In a prelude to what is to come, Reb offers us a chance to experience the new material full-spectrum with her stellar band featuring, Dave Khan, Earl Robertson and Karin Canzek this October.

Reb won the Tui for Best Country Album/Artist 2018 for her EP Hopeful & Hopeless, APRA Best Country Song 2018 for the title track ‘Hopeful & Hopeless’ and her album Little Arrows was nominated for Best Folk Album of 2018. A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. She’s performed and recorded with Neil Finn, Marlon Williams, Don McGlashan, The Eastern, The Warratahs, Finn Andrews, Tami Neilson and Julia Deans. If you were lucky enough to catch her at the recent Neil Young’s ‘Live Rust’ tribute concert series or 2019’s ‘The Others Way’ performance that commanded two standing ovations, you know Reb Fountain is a performer not to be missed.

Opening the night in style is Anthonie Tonnon

DOORS 7:30pm | ONSTAGE 8:30pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $28.00 + b.f at Tickettailor
DOOR SALES
tbc

Base FM Sunday Session at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 3 November | 3-6pm | $free

BASE FM
SUNDAY SESSIONS

We are delighted to welcome this months Base FM guest selecta, Downtown Brown
1/3 of Sunshine Soundsystem and the nicest guy! expect a celebration of hip-hop, reggae/dub, dancehall, original skool soul and funk, all the way though to glitch, jungle and trap.
Playing in the courtyard for a lovely lazy arvo – pizza and bev specials and FAMILY FRIENDLY

Ultrasounz at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 8 November | 9:30pm | $20*

ULTRASOUNZ

Wellington based 80’s synthtastic supergroup!

ULTRASOUNZ brings its infectious, hedonistic flashbacks to Mill, after record-breaking turnouts for their Gardens Magic and Cuba Dupa performances and hot on the heels of the NZEA Awards. This 9 piece powerhouse, promises to pump up the jams and keep the party going on the dance floor, with every aural guilty pleasure your heart desires. Featuring the powerhouse voices of Lisa Tomlins and Vanessa Stacey!

Check them out on this wee facebook clip :)

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8pm
PRE-SALES: $20.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES
$25 if not sold out prior

Junglefowl at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 9 November | 9:30pm | $15*

JUNGLEFOWL

(the original chicken!)

A live 4-piece band hatched into the 1960’s New Orleans funk soul sound.

Each member of the Junglefowl brood is individually plucked from a greater flock of improvising musicians of the highest pecking order. Selling out all previous performances, book your tickets quick as Junglefowl is perched to be one of the clucking best live bands to crow at the mighty mill coop.

Mostyn ‘Scratch’ Cole: Bass
Alan ‘Bok Bok’ Brown: Organ
Dicks’ Son ‘Nay’ C: Guitar
Elijah ‘Drum Stick’ Whyte: Drums

Check them out on the youtube :)

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

Sneaky Bones at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 10 November | 3-6pm | $koha

UKULELES & PIZZA

Join us for a family friendly afternoon in the garden

With Dianne Morgan and the Jade River Ukes
Stuff your face with Sawmill pizza and we’ll have specials on some of our favourite local beer and wine

Riddim Yard at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 17 November | 2:30pm | free

RIDDIM YARD

FISH & BREAD SOUNDSYSTEM

Come join us for an afternoon of roots, reggae and dub music in the courtyard.
Family friendly – lovely afternoon styles from 230-6ish

Fish & Bread Soundsystem

 

Open Mic at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 22 November | 8:00pm | $koha

OPEN MIC / JAM or something

SUCH a great night! We’re so happy Lind’s has run with this series.
Join us and some very talented local muso’s and maybe other performances too? VERY stoked to have
Mind Funk Visuals back this time too
 
$5 koha greatly appreciated
Cuttin Loose at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 23 November | 9:00pm | $24*

CUTTIN’ LOOSE

Falcon Events presents – a night of electronic debauchery at the mill.

Ahh… summer aye? Longer days, warmer weather, and bigger benders. Kiss winter goodbye and come celebrate the arrival of the silly season with some of the best Dj’s in our fine land, spinning a whole array of electronic music.

Falcon Events

Featuring…
Bad Manners
Lew & Ro
Tom boo
Davey Jones
Digby & Dumbell

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE WEDS 25/9 AT 6PM

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $24.00 + b.f at ticketfairy  | NO DOOR SALES 

Sneaky Bones at the Sawmill Cafe

Thursday 28 November | 8:00pm | $10*

SNEAKY BONES

Acclaimed US multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and adored folk artist.

Sneaky Bones returns to NZ for another epic nationwide tour.

Matthew Bean, who writes and performs under the pseudonym Sneaky Bones, sets out on his second tour across New Zealand to support his third full-length record – Strangers I’ve Already Met. After spending a month in New Zealand on tour in March 2018 as a solo act, he is finally returning for 14 nights, this time with the full outfit! We are stoked to be part of his tour.  Sneaky Bones

DOORS 7:00pm | ONSTAGE 8:00pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $10.00 + b.f at undertheradar | DOOR SALES: TBC

Ash Grunwald at the Sawmill Cafe

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

ASH GRUNWALD  WITH SWAMPTHING!

– MOJO ALBUM TOUR

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’. facebook.com/AshGrunwald/

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.

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

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

Summer Jam at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 20 December | 9:00pm | $10*

SUMMER JAM

A night of nostalgic RnB & summery Hip Hop, with quite a nice DJ lineup…

Jordan Lee (MAI FM)
Katayanagi Twins
Katana (BASSMENT)
Floyd Cribb
Chapters (KFM)

Cop a pre-sale for $10 and collect a free Summer Jam Mixtape on entry.

R18

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

Cornerstone Roots Masaya Vangrove at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 21 December | 9:30pm | $20*

A CHRISTMAS PARTY

A lovely warm up in the last few days till Christmas – who better to spend it with than the mighty CONRNERSTONE ROOTS, keeping it in the family with MASAYA in support and some new (to the mill) fulla’s VANGROVE

R18

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $20.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES
tbc

NYE Soundclash at the Sawmill Cafe

Tuesday 31 December | 8:00pm | $50*

N.Y.E SOUND CLASH!

Two of Auckland’s most iconic DJs are coming together to battle it out for dancefloor supremacy in an epic clash of mighty sounds from all flavours of the musical spectrum.
KillaManRaro (The Black Seeds) & Bobby Brazuka (Latinaotearoa) will be bringing the combined heat of the South Pacific and South America to your New Years Eve in the unique setting of the legendary Leigh Sawmill Cafe.
With support from local beat-slinger extraordinaire Zane Tee (Base Fm/Grapevinyl), plus a suprise selection of extra special guests on live vocals and instrumentation.
THIS GIG IS GUARANTEED TO SELL OUT! DO NOT MISS OUT!!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $50.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES
tbc

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