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The Nukes at Wellington Ukulele Festival 2022: CANCELLED

The Nukes at Wellington Ukulele Festival 2022: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled


  • Sun 3 Jul, 4:15pm – 6:30pm


Whirinaki Whare Taonga, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00


Band Website

All ages concert show 4.15 - 6.30 pm as part of the Wellington Ukulele Festival. The Nukes promoting their latest studio album Homespun 2022 along with new songbook.

The Nukes. Aotearoa’s/NZ’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’.

It’s original, inventive, quirky and Kiwi. 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 return to the stage this winter to support the release of a brand new album ‘Homespun’. With an ‘ANZAC’-like determination they have overcome line-up changes and countless covid-related show cancellations to rise from the proverbial ashes to create an album of compelling ukulele tunes and a brand new show.

For more than 15 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 with ukuleles in hand and a swag of new songs. It’s time for audiences old and new to check out what the band have been cooking up over the last year or two.

The Nukes consist of founding members and long-standing songwriting team Ben’Country-boy’ Collier (Goldenhorse) and Dave’Fingers of Fire’ Parker (Rhythm Cage/ Parker Project). We can announce these two self-proclaimed ukulele nuts will be joined by Jay P, the golden-voiced son of Dave, making the band a family affair.

This July the Nukes will also offer a handful of ukulele workshops in combination with shows for kids and adults. Expect family-friendly entertainment with their trademark humour, as well as top-flight musicianship, 3 part harmony and great songs. What are you waiting for? Book now by visiting The Nukes' website.

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… with vocals so clear a deaf man could forget his hearing aids and still have a ball…" - Sam Edwards Waikato Times Feb 14th 2020

"The Nukes blew the audiences’ socks off with the combination of humour, fantastic song-writing, 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

Album reviews:

Nukes 3
“Highly intriguing and really skilful- a great mix of folk, bluegrass and reggae.” - Grant Smithies - Radio NZ

Lucky ones
“Lucky ones is a revelation, standing 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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