Gig Guide2018-07-17T12:11:28+00:00

THE LEIGH SAWMILL GIG GUIDE

Grave Dohls at the Sawmill Cafe

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

GRAVE DOHLS +
BAD NEIGHBOURS

A NIGHT OF EPIC GRUNGY ROCK COVERS

Grave DohlsBad Neighbours

LEVI at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 21 July | 9:00pm | $15*

LEVI. LIVE

EMOTIVE LYRICS, CATCHY MELODIES & BEAUTIFUL HARMONIES.

Coupled with 2 guitars, a cello, a saxophone and a cajon.

Levi will be supported on the night by the amazingly talented Mema Wilda.

*$15 Pre-Sales: undertheradar | $20 on the door

Great North at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 28 July | 9:30pm | $15*

GREAT NORTH

JOINED BY TOM CUNLIFFE & REB FOUNTAIN

Great North have escaped the smog-filled London streets for a mid-winter NZ tour.

Bring your friends/loved ones/enemies to an evening of folk music and stories about how much cheaper dairy products are in the UK.

*$15 Pre-Sales: eventbrite | $20 on the door

Julia Deans at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 4 August | 9:30pm | $40*

JULIA DEANS

WE LIGHT FIRE – ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Acclaimed songwriter Julia Deans (Fur Patrol, The Adults) unveiled her long-awaited second solo album
We Light Fire last month and is celebrating with a nine-date tour of Aotearoa and we are stoked to be a part of it!

This is her first headline tour with full band in seven years.

The new record is an eclectic journey through lushly orchestrated sunny pop, introspective balladry and more. Deans aims to use her upcoming tour as a means to provide a platform for women in the music industry, all support artists will be “locally appointed with a focus on female, female identifying gender non-binary fronted bands or solo artists.”

DOORS from 7:30pm | SUPPORT on from 9:30pm

*$40 Pre-sales: undertheradar.co.nz

Toni Swain & Band at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 5 August | 5:30pm | $20*

TONI SWAIN & BAND

An incredible voice and music that defies categorization

Blending blues, R & B, soul and jazz effortlessly in her original compositions.

Toni’s new album “Deepest Water” skyrocketed to the #2 position on the Australian Blues and Roots Charts on release. Her touring band features the cream of Australian jazz and blues players, lifting this band to the international stage.

Don’t miss the masterful Hamish Stuart, Australia’s finest funk drummer, the mighty grooves of NZ’s own Hal Tupaea – bass, super stylish Roy Payne (from the Don Walker band) – guitar, and gorgeous lounge sounds from George Bibicos – keyboards.

$20 Pre-Sales: eventfinda.co.nz |  $25 on the door

Frisky Business at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 11 August | 9:00pm | $15*

FRISKY BUSINESS

FLASHBACK TO THE GREAT 80’s…
with the most iconic hits played live!

We will send you back to the 80’s with it’s neon lights, big hair styles and crazy outfits. But be prepared..you will dance all night!

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

PRIZES FOR BEST DRESSED GUY & GAL!

*$15 Pre-Sales: dashtickets.co.nz  | or at the Bar. | $20 on the door if not sold out.

Ben Hurley at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 25 August | 9:30pm | $27.50*

BEN HURLEY. THE CLUB TOUR

One of New Zealand’s best loved Stand up Comics

Taking the real comedy club experience to 12 legendary venues around New Zealand, and we’re one!
A big 2 hour comedy show with support from Sera Devcich and other guests.

Doors 8pm | On stage 9:30pm
Be sure to ring & book your table after your ticket purchase.

*$27.50 Pre-Sales: eventfinda  | More on the door if not sold out prior.

Michael Dunstan at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 7  September | 8:00pm | $14*

MICHAEL DUNSTAN

TOURING HIS NEWLY RELEASED EP PARTLY CLOUDY

Characterised by warm soulful vocals, intricate fingerpicking, and up-beat foot stomping grooves, Michael’s dynamic live soundscape has stopped audiences in their tracks Australia wide in the last 12 months with sold out shows. Check him out Michael Dunstan

*$14 Pre-Sales at undertheradar  | Door sales from 7:30pm

The Wonderfish Collective at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 8 September | 9:00pm | $23*

THE WONDERFISH COLLECTIVE

A FUNK & SOUL REVUE.

The Fish are excited to announce their new show. They’ll take you back to the funky, soul-drenched 70’s with ‘Fish versions of classics from Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, Boney M & Kool & the Gang (to name just a few).

Dress in your funkiest, most soulful threads and come and join the party!

*$23 Pre-Sales: undertheradar  |  More on the door if not sold out prior.

Don McGlashan at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 14 September | 9:00pm | $35*

DON McGLASHAN

PERFORMING RECENT SONGS

Along with plenty of gems from his sprawling back catalogue.

Don McGlashan’s songs of love, landscape and mystery have taken snapshots of life in New Zealand for over three decades. By consistently challenging himself, he’s achieved that rare combination: wide appeal, and the respect of fellow artists. His effect on the Great New Zealand songbook is immeasurable.

*$35 pre-sales at eventfinda | More on the door if not sold out prior

The Johnnys at the Sawmill Cafe

Sunday 30 September | 5:30pm | $35*

THE JOHNNYS

WITH SUPPORT FROM THE BADS

Australian cowpunk legends The Johnnys are making their long-awaited return to Aotearoa this September for their first national tour in twenty eight years.

With a fistful of foot-stomping tunes tucked under their belts, the rough riding band struck gold with their 1986 album Highlights Of A Dangerous Life spurring numerous chart hits in New Zealand and Australia, and party-starting sets at legendary local venues The Gluepot and Warners. The tour is being held in tribute to their ill bandmate, guitarist Spencer P. Jones (also of Beasts of Bourbon), who sadly won’t be crossing the ditch to join the trio of Graham Hood, Slim Doherty and Billy Pommer Jr.

THE BADS are Sawmill favourites, with their effortlessly cool poppin’ rockin’ country tunes – the perfect support act for this gig!

*$35 Pre-Sales at undertheradar | More on the door if not sold out prior.

CAFE CLOSED FOR SET UP 3 – 4:30pm | Doors 4:30pm | Onstage 5:30pm

The Chills at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 5 October | 9:30pm | $50*

THE CHILLS

WITH FINN ANDREWS (The Veils)

Dunedin music icon Martin Phillipps has gathered together the latest iteration of his band The Chills for an extensive nationwide tour this September and October in support of their latest studio album Snow Bound, the group’s first long player since 2015’s Silver Bullets. With so many classic tunes under his belt it’s impossible to pick favourites from Phillipps’ mighty oeuvre, which stretches back to 1982’s foundational Dunedin Double EP on Flying Nun Records, needless to say the songs of The Chills are close to the hearts of countless New Zealanders.

We are excited to have longtime mill favourite, Finn Andrews open the night – get your tickets quick!

DOORS OPEN 8PM | *$50 Pre-Sales at undertheradar

The R0ocking Roller-Coasters at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 6 October | 8:00pm | $15*

THE ROCKING ROLLER COASTERS

50’s & 60’s ROCK N’ ROLL & POP

NEW DATE! The Rocking Roller-Coasters are a group of four twenty-somethings who are dedicated to 50s and 60s rock n’ roll and pop.

We’re starting early due to popular demand for this one with guest DJ Netti Page will be finishing the festivities after the band at 10ish too… excitamundo!
Rocking Roller-Coasters

*$15 Pre-Sales: undertheradar  | $20 on the door
OR $10 on the door from 10:30pm (DJ only)

White Chapel Jak at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 26 October | 8:30pm | $20*

WHITE CHAPEL JAK

LAUGHING, SINGING, DANCING

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

GET IN QUICK! They always sell out. Limited tickets available for this special gig!
Doors from 7:30pm | Onstage from 8:30pm

*$20 PRE-SALES ONLY: undertheradar  | NO DOOR SALES

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