It's ukulele folks, but not as we know it...
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 - tickets are available at Eventfinda or at the Taihape Information Centre.
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 Hawke's 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 songwriting, great musicianship and singing, “ - Megan Peacock-Coyle. Oamaru Opera House.
“the Nukes experience is uplifting, fun and feel-good. “ - Amanda Wright. Erupt Festival.
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