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!

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

Sunday 24 November | 5:30pm | $koha

PAULA STORY

A top class solo musical entertainer based in the Wellington region who has been performing professionally for over 20 years.

She has a powerful, soulful voice and appeals to all ages, singing a large repertoire of old Rock n Roll classics, Jazz, 60’s, RnB and current pop. Come and listen, dance and have a fantastic time!

Fb: Paula Story

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

Rocking Rollercoasters at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 29 November | 8:00pm | $15*

THE ROCKING ROLLERCOASTERS!

The Rocking Roller-Coasters are a group of four twenty-somethings who are dedicated to 50s and 60s rock n’ roll and pop (some of whom you might recognise from the many other bands they are in that have played at the mill over the years!) The group was founded in 2009 with the intention of re-invigorating the classics of yesteryear with an youthful energy that stays true to the original rebellious spirit of true rock n’ roll. The result is a band that can get an audience of any age group up of their feet.

The Rocking Roller-Coasters are:
Geneva Alexander-Masters: Vocals | Windon Bradfield: Guitar
Eamon/Eric/Tom: Bass | Ivan Luketina-Johnston: Drums, Vocals

We’re starting the night early, with the full floor cleared out for dancing – cos rock n’ roll needs room!

After the band – the wonderful DJ Netti Page plays some tunes to continue the night

DOORS 7pm // ONSTAGE 8pm

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:30pm
PRE-SALES: $15.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES
$20 // $5 after 10pm

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

Comedy at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 6 December | 8:00pm | $10*

COMEDY ON, LEIGH

PAPER GOAT PRESENTS SOME FRESH FUNNY COMEDY

A very good excuse for a christmas party? MC the notorious Keegy G, Head liner Steven Lyons and 4 other acts!

Definitely best to phone the cafe and book a table after you’ve bought your tickets

PaperGoat | Steven Lyons

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:30pm
PRE-SALES: $10.00 + b.f at eventfinda
DOOR SALES
$15

Mya's 21st Jam at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 7 December | 9:00pm | koha

MYA’S 21st BIRTHDAY JAM

We are stoked to help celebrate a milestone with a lovely bunch of people that helped shape the musical history of the Mill.
The Mercenaries and Steve Tofa played here heaps – back in the day, when bands sent myspace links to get a date :) we’re in for a treat

Only good vibes thru the door on this auspicious occasion

R18

 

Xmas Shindig at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 14 December | 9:30pm | $25* R18

3RD ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS SHINDIG!

VOOM & BEACHWARE
+ DJ’s SG MARGO & TONY M

100% GOOD & The Noisefloor have teamed up to bring you an exceptional lineup of local artists to support a great cause, with a secret co-headline guest to be revealed on the night.

VOOM have been creating their unique brand of soulful rock for over a decade. Around 2005, founding member Buzz Moller gave the band a new injection of life by teaming up with Murray Fisher and Mike Beehre (both formerly from Goodshirt) and Nick Buckton (Side Kick Nick and previous member of The Tokey Tones and Polaar. It was this line-up that completed the recording process of their second album, Hello, Are You There?, which was released by Lil Chief Records in 2006. Even before it was released, one of the songs (King Kong) had been nominated for a Silver Scroll (New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award). The album went on to be listed amongst the 100 Essential New Zealand Albums in a book of the same name written by influential rock critic, Nick Bollinger.

BEACHWARE Bring their own form of NZ Indie Pop, the band has continued to grow from its first EP, and is only doing more exciting things in 2019. With a renewed focus on live shows and visual performance, the group is rapidly climbing the indie pop scene with a determination to be a renowned musical act in Aotearoa.

VOOM | BEACHWARE

All net proceeds will go to Girls Rock Aotearoa brilliant!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $25.00 + b.f at undertheradar
DOOR SALES
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Summer Jam at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 20 December | 9:00pm | $10* R18

SUMMER JAM

A night of nostalgic RnB & Summer Hip Hop

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.

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 ’til 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

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

Racing & Mini Simmons at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 27 December | 9:30pm | $33.50*

RACING & MINI SIMMONS

Auckland-based tropicalia groove maestros Racing are back on the road this summer for an
onslaught of shows across the nation, and are being joined by blues rock 60s & 70s
guitar wranglers Mini Simmons and we’re stoked to nab a date with both!

RACING, who are finalists for best rock artist in the 2019 New Zealand Music Awards – take rock and roll and inject it with a chemical haze so potent the listener is left both pleased and punished. Once likened to “the thoughts of a crocodile in flood season”, Racing crafts a swirling sea of groove and hypnosis into rock anthems drenched in weird tropical dance music.

MINI SIMMONS is a loose nod to the 60’s. They have been making significant waves in 2019 with wild response to their debut album (the first pressed to vinyl in New Zealand since 1987) and having recently taken the stage at Spark Arena for the 2019 Silver Scrolls Awards, where they re-worked & performed Benee’s breakout pop smash ‘Soaked’.

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 8:00pm
PRE-SALES: $33.50 + b.f at tickettailor
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 dance floor supremacy

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

Black Slate at the Sawmill Cafe

Tuesday 7 January | 8:00pm | $35* R18

BLACK SLATE

WITH SPECIAL GUEST, NRG RISING

Good Karma 4010 and Jeff Vuletich are proud to present
Pioneers of the British Roots Rock Reggae Black Slate

They will be reunited with our blessed NZ whanau:
Former Katchafires Jamey Fergusson | Mum & Daughters soulful vocalists NRG Rising
Aaron LeGeyt from The Rude Boys, Napier |  Dargaville”s local talent Twelve Days.

A night definitely not to be missed…

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 6:00pm
PRE-SALES: $35.00 + b.f at ticketspacenz and at the bar
DOOR SALES
tbc

The Fleetwoods at the Sawmill Cafe

Saturday 1 February | 9:00pm | $25*

Sunday 2 February | 5:30pm | $25*

A WEEKEND OF FLEETWOOD MAC

Celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac with this premier tribute the band.

Playing two big sets of classic Fleetwood Mac – from late 60s Peter Green era to 80s hits.

SATURDAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
SUNDAY TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 4:30pm
PRE-SALES: $25+ b.f: undertheradar
DOOR SALES T.B.A

 

Frisky Business at the Sawmill Cafe

Friday 20 March | 9:30pm | $10*

FRISKY BUSINESS

Back to the 80s with it’s neon lights, big hair styles and crazy outfits.

But be prepared – you will dance and sing all night!

Frisky Business will be playing songs from some of the most iconic and influential bands and artists of the 80s live… 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 the storage and join us for a great night!

TICKET HOLDERS ONLY FROM 8:00pm
EARLYBIRD PRE-SALES: $10+ b.f: dashtickets
DOOR SALES T.B.A

 

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