The Nukes. Aotearoa’s/NZ’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’. It was over two years ago that the Nukes last visited at the old Katikati bowling club, returning with a new member, added percussion and more new tunes plus plenty of the old favs. Come check out this new updated show in the new folk club venue at the old library building.
Door sales only from 7pm (members $15, non-members $20). BYO School children free showtime 7.30pm.
For more than 10 years this unlikely league of musical miscreants has traipsed around Australasia, bringing joy and harmony to all they encounter. With 3 compelling albums of their self-penned tunes with around 7500 physical sales as proof of their popular creative endeavours; and well over 100,000 streams and views.
At the helm is Dave Parker, inveigling with a sparkling voice and a compelling custom uke sound that commands respect.
Swabbing the decks is new recruit ‘ The Curious’ percussionist ‘mysterious’ Mike Burrows, Mike Burrows (who also packs a spry falsetto) while the audacious slide ukulele and wry humour of Ben Collier keep the whole shebang on an even keel.
It’s original, inventive, quirky and Kiwi.
If you see that The Nukes are coming your way, don’t duck and cover, don’t try and be a hero.
Just gather all your friends and head for ground zero.
Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love.
The Nukes have appeared at WOMAD NZ, Splore, Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals, New Plymouth Festival Of Light, Wanaka Festival Of Colour, Coastella Festival, Southland Festival Of Arts, Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, Oamaru Heritage Festival, Alexandra Blossom Festival, Bluff Oyster Festival, Geraldine Ukulele Festival and more including a successful nationwide thirty date Arts On Tour NZ March 2017 venture. They have also toured extensively in Australia on a number of occasions.
2019 sees them appear at Upsurge Bay Of Islands Festival, Queenstown Winterfest and the Tauranga Arts Festival Schools Programme.
“The Nukes blew the audiences’ socks off with the combination of humour, fantastic songwriting, great musicianship and singing.“ - Megan Peacock-Coyle. Oamaru Opera House.
"Original’ inventive and entertaining." - Drew James. Taranaki Arts Festival.
“The Nukes experience is uplifting, fun and feel- good.“ - Amanda Wright. Erupt Festival.