All ages workshop session 6-7 pm
Concert-show 7.30-9.45 pm
Revered Auckland Ukulele trio ‘The Nukes’ return to stages around NZ and Australia armed with a wonderful new album ‘Homespun’.
A Nukes concert experience is always engaging, fun and uplifting, so expect family-friendly entertainment with their trademark humour, as well as top-flight musicianship, 3-part harmony and great songs.
For more than15 years this unlikely band of musical miscreants has traipsed around Australasia, bringing joy and harmony to all they encounter. And now they’re back on the road, so it’s time for audiences old and new to check out what the band have been cooking up over the last year or two. Original members Ben’Country-boy’ Collier (Goldenhorse) and Dave’Fingers of Fire’ Parker (Rhythm Cage/ Parker Project) will be joined by none other than Dave’s golden-voiced son Jay P adding a real family flavour to this trio.
Trips out of Auckland for the band have been very rare over the last 2 years, making this tour very special- so book now by visiting www.thenukes.co.nz
The Nukes have appeared at WOMAD NZ, SPLORE, Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals, Oamaru Heritage Festival, New Plymouth Festival Of Light, Wanaka Festival Of Colour, Coastella Festival, The Taranaki, Southland and Hawkes Bay Arts Festivals, Bluff Oyster Festival and a successful nationwide Arts On Tour NZ March 2017, They have also toured extensively in Australia.
seriously good musicians…. foot-tapping riffs…..comic, engaging… vocals so clear a deaf man could forget his hearing aids and still have a ball…
Sam Edwards Waikato Times Feb 14th 2020
The tour is proudly supported by the NZ Music Commission’s (Via MCH) Aotearoa
“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.
“ Highly intriguing and really skilful- a great mix of folk, bluegrass and reggae.”. Grant Smithies - Radio NZ
“Lucky ones is a revelation, standing in comparison with any acoustic- folk songwriter act”… “a variety of beautifully arranged and harmonised songs, that are unpretentious, kiwi-as, yet neatly avoiding the instruments clichéd cutesiness”. NZ Musician Magazine
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The tour is proudly supported by the NZ Music Commission’s (Via MCH) Aotearoa Touring Programme