Gig Guide2018-11-20T16:11:31+00:00

THE LEIGH SAWMILL GIG GUIDE

Tiki Taane at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 24 November | 9:30pm | $25*

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!

Piano Showcase at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 25 November | 5:30pm | $koha

PIANO SHOWCASE

With a couple of young, very entertaining local pianists
Thomas and Ella both were so engaging last time they played we had to have them back

Donovan Frankenreiter at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 30 November | 9:30pm | $39.90*

DONAVON FRANKENREITER

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.

Congress of Animals at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 1 December | 9:30pm | $35*

CONGRESS OF ANIMALS

STRANGE CARAVAN TOUR

A collective of renowned kiwi songwriters and solo artists, tracing lineage to many of NZ’s most loved bands, join forces this spring to bring you The Strange Caravan Tour and the Mighty Mill is the last stop

The tour features Bret McKenzie, Age Pryor, Justin Firefly, Nigel Collins and Ben Lemi.
Starting as a series of jam sessions between old friends, the group of songsmiths has blossomed from an ad hoc hangout to full musical partnership over the last eighteen months.

Age Pryor explains; Justin, Nigel and Bret were getting together to try out tunes, and I joined when I happened to be in Wellington – Justin and I had done the same thing before, in jams that became the Woolshed Sessions album. The multi-talented Ben Lemi was the last to join the group, and turned out to be the missing piece of the evolving jigsaw.”

This five piece ensemble now congregate to showcase new original songs in intimate live settings across the country this November and December.

Featuring: Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords) Age Pryor (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) Justin Firefly (Fly My Pretties, Woolshed Sessions) Nigel Collins (Flight of the Conchords, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) Ben Lemi (Trinity Roots, French For Rabbits)

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm (cafe closed 4-6pm for set up)
Ticket holders only from 6pm.

$35 at undertheradar  we’ll keep you posted about door sales!

House + Techno at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 7 December | 9:00pm | $10*

HOUSE & TECHNO

BRINGING THE BEST OF HOUSE AND TECHNO TO THE SAWMILL FOR ONE NIGHT !

DJ’s from around the country playing strictly house and techno!

Doors Open: 9pm | *$10 Early Bird Tickets: eventfinder
$15 on the door before 11pm | $20 after 11pm | R18.

WISO + New Telepathics at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 8 December | 9:30pm | $14*

The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra & New Telepathics

8 PIECE LIVE BAND & ELECTRO SOUL PERCUSSION

W.I.S.O. head out on the road for a series of dates in support of their E.P. ‘Round One due late Oct

In support/co-headline swap arrangement they are bringing the worldwide underground legends NEW TELEPATHICS to three of the shows, a powerhouse of intense groove, New Telepathics’ 12 piece line up is fronted by Darryn Harkness (Aotearoa), Nuel Nonsu (Nigeria), Phodiso (Botswana) and Sandy Mill (Aotearoa). With the rhythm and horn section’s featuring some of New Zealand’s finest musicians. They performed recently at SPLORE 2018.

DOORS 8pm ONSTAGE 9:30pm (Cafe closed 4-6pm for set up)
Ticket holders only from 8pm

$14 at undertheradar | More on the door.

Ukuleles and Pizza at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 9 December | 3-6pm | $koha

UKULELES & PIZZA’S

Join us for a family friendly afternoon in the garden

With DIANNE MORGAN & THE JADE RIVER UKES

Stuff your face with Sawmill pizza and specials on some of our favourite local wine and beer

Gary and Tim at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 14 December | 8:30pm | $30*

GARY McCORMICK and
Mayor TIM SHADBOLT

The dynamic duo rides again! Join us for a great night of laughs and giggles.
Tim Shadbolt is New Zealand’s longest serving politician and is still mayor of Invercargill.
Gary McCormick is a surfer, poet and funny man and current host of the New Zealand wide More FM Breakfast show.
The funnest yarns you have heard in ages for your Christmas Party! We’ll be putting together a special dinner & show set menu too

Limited tickets

DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS from 6:00pm
SHOW ONLY from 8pm
ONSTAGE 8:30pm

*$30 show only tickets on sale at the bar from 23/11

The Beths at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 15 December | 9:30pm | $20*

THE BETHS

CHRISTMAS SHOW

The Beths have continued from strength to strength since releasing their debut album Future Me Hates Me in August. They’ve received international acclaim from some of the biggest names in music like Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone, triple j, Noisey, and Stereogum – and have played lots of shows around the world.

To celebrate, the band have announced two very special shows in Wellington and Leigh. We are stoked!

Coming off a huge world tour across North America and Europe and opening for Bloc Party on their Silent Alarm tour of NZ. This will be your last chance to catch the band on home turf before they embark on a trip across Europe supporting indie rock legends Death Cab For Cutie across Europe and the UK.

Support from LAIKA

All proceeds going to Girls Rock Camp Aotearoa & Women’s Refuge.

DOORS 8:00pm SUPPORT ONSTAGE 9:30pm | Ticket holders only from 8:0pm

*$20 at undertheradar | More on the door.

Aldebaran at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 23 December | 5:30pm | $14*

ALDEBARAN

DEEP JAZZ VIBES

Aldebaran, A red giant star, the eye of Taurus, and from the Arabic meaning ‘the follower’. Aldebaran band bring you jazz vibes resonating from deep space.

John Bell (vibes) is one of Australasia’s leading vibes players and has performed everywhere on earth from Berlins Bb club to Fukuokas New Combo jazz club.

Crystal Choi is one of the most compelling of the younger generation of improvising pianists. She has just returned from an extensive European tour with Princess Chelsea.

Steve Cournane (drums) a colleague of John Bell’s since the 1990s brings his 7 years of experience living and working as a musician in Latin America.

Cameron McArthur (bass) is one of New Zealand’s consistent purveyor of bass frequency cosmic waves.

Aldebaran perform original compositions that will radiate vibes from a new direction.

DOORS 4:30pm ONSTAGE 5:30pm | Ticket holders only from 4:30pm

*$14 at: www.undertheradar.co.nz | More on the door.

the Turnaround at the Sawmill Cafe

Monday 31 December |8pm | $50*

N.Y.E WITH

THE TURNAROUND

We are delighted to host a very sawmill New Years with

It’s been a fair few years since we’ve had a Turnaround NYE – these nights are always legendary with good vibes and great tunes.
And it wouldn’t be complete without the visual feast that the lovely Tom Bogdanowicz cooks up.

Ticket holders only from 8pm *$50 + booking fee at:
www.undertheradar.co.nz or $50 cash at the bar

facebook.com/TurnaroundDJs | Manuel Bundy | Submariner | Cian | Tom Bogdanowicz

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