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The Nukes play Kumeu Live


Sat 8 Sep 2018, 7:45pm–10:00pm

Where: Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Rd, Kumeu, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

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Listed by: Kumeu Live

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.
The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. 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 innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and people will be staggered by what the Nukes are able to achieve with it. Great song-writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience. Aotearoa’s favourite original ukulele trio began life in a humble but spectacular fashion way back in the heady days of 2008. Founded by Dave Parker, Ben Collier and Dave ‘Snapper’ Thiele, The Nukes promptly set about carving themselves a cozy niche in the cutthroat world of the New Zealand ukulele scene. Many roads have been travelled in the decade since, many songs have been sung and many challenges overcome.

Now, with the soul wrenching retirement of the inimitable Snapper Thiele, The Nukes face a turn in the road and a fresh set of possibilities.

Dave and Ben have recruited multi-instrumentalist Mike Burrows to help ease their aching hearts, kiss their boo boos and make it all better. What will this mysterious stranger bring to the party? Only time will tell.

Luckily we won’t have to wait too long because the lads are debuting the new lineup at the Kumeu Arts Centre.

It’s the new Nukes.

Do try it.
Appearances at WOMAD NZ , SPLORE NZ ( multiple times ) , Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals , New Plymouth Festival Of Light 2018 , Wanaka Festival Of Colour 2017 , Coastella Festival 2017 , Southland Festival Of Arts 2017 , Bluff Oyster Festival , Arts On Tour NZ March 2017 -35 shows over five weeks , NZ Schools ukulele festival (multiple times ), Geraldine Ukulele Festival 2016, Egmont AnP show , Mackenzie Country AnP show and to come in the remainder of 2018 Hawkes Bay Arts Festival , Oamaru Heritage Festival, Hamilton Fringe Festival and Alexandra Blossom Festival . Limited tickets $20 + booking fee on Eventfinda.

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