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The Nukes

Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality in equal measure

All tickets $15 or $20 at the door.

Available online, 5470 6222, at the OCG office or at the door.  

Great song writing, three-part harmony and blistering riffs create a riveting audience experience loved by all ages, The Nukes from West Auckland, NZ are far more than a ukulele band. 

Fast gaining a growing reputation for reckless and riveting live performances where a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk is caressed, coaxed and beaten out of three innocent wee ukuleles – Dave “Fingers of fire” Parker, David “Snapper” Thiele and Benjamin “Country boy” Collier, make up this captivating band of three and are heading back to Australia in November for another whirlwind tour.

The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Originally formed at the 2008 Titirangi Festival of Music, the band – Dave Parker, David ‘Snapper’ Thiele and Ben Collier – love to share their quirky brand of musical brilliance, coaxing a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk out of their innocent little ukuleles.

This visit to Australia will be the band’s fourth visit in the last five years having headlined and performed at a number of ukulele festivals from Melbourne to Newcastle, Central Coast to Brisbane.

Audiences across the land have been seduced by the music, slayed by the humour and scandalised by the scat. You have been warned, The Nukes are coming!  Don’t duck and cover, don’t try and be a hero, just gather all your friends and head for ground zero, because it is going to be one hell of a fun night!

Earlier Event: November 17
Ghost Tour: Goldfields
Later Event: November 25
My Nightingale