Bio

 
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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. Aotearoa’s/NZ’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’. For more than 10 years this unlikely league of musical miscreants has traipsed around Australasia, bringing joy and harmony to all they encounter. With 3 compelling albums of their self-penned tunes as proof of their creative endeavours; and well over 100,000 streams and views.

The 2018 retirement of original member and chief raconteur Dave ‘Snapper’ Thiele has engendered an inventive change for The Nukes, with a fresh sound and a crisp new line up.

At the helm is Dave Parker, inveigling with a sparkling voice and a compelling custom uke sound that commands respect.Swabbing the decks is Curious percussionist ‘mysterious’ Mike Burrows (who also packs a spry falsetto) while the audacious slide ukulele and wry humour of Ben Collier keep the whole shebang on an even keel. It’s original, quirky and Kiwi. If you see that The Nukes are coming your way, don’t duck and cover, don’t try and be a hero.. Just gather all your friends and head for ground zero.

The Nukes have appeared at WOMAD NZ , SPLORE , Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals , New Plymouth Festival Of Light , Wanaka Festival Of Colour, Coastella Festival , Southland Festival Of Arts , Bluff Oyster Festival and a successful nationwide Arts On Tour NZ March 2017, They have also toured extensively in Australia.

‘Original’ inventive and entertaining….
— Drew James, Taranaki Arts Festival.
The Nukes experience is uplifting, fun and feel-good.
— Amanda Wright, Erupt Festival.