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The Nukes

Genre: Folk

Country of Origin: New Zealand

The Nukes, full of good humour and charm, and a certain something that makes audiences tap their toes, grin from ear to ear, and sometimes even shed the odd tear. This original New Zealand ukulele trio have quickly made a big name for themselves appearing on the Good Morning Show and National Radio, playing Bob Harvey's 70th (they love nothing better than a good birthday party), and touring round the country doing workshops and gigs - invariably to full houses.

The Nukes are David Parker (Rhythm Cage, The Parker Project), Ben Collier (Goldenhorse, The Magnets) and David Thiele (or Snapper as they call him on stage) is the eccentric glue that binds them all, although it has to be said there's something a little fanciful about all three.

Now that the ukulele is back in vogue The Nukes delight in effortlessly knocking out award winning tunes such as 'Peas and Carrots' (Apra award 2009) which is now a popular request from ukulele groups across the country looking for 'beyond standard' cover material. With song titles such as, Feels Like Home, Facebook Wall, The Lonely Cow and Run! Country, it's no wonder they're plucking up a storm.