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The Nukes Ukulele Trio

Sat Jul 30th, 2016


Gisborne, Gisborne

Doors open: 7:30 pm
Gig starts: 8:00pm
Entry: All Ages
Cover charge: $$25.00

The Nukes continue their mid winter July travels over to the North Island’s East coast by visiting Gisborne from July 26th through to July 31st. A number of Primary schools are visited with workshops and shows as well as a Saturday July 30th all ages workshop session with the local Ukulele Underground in Gisborne at the Bowling Club Rawiri St from 11 am for Intermediate level and 2pm for Advanced . That evening a full two set show is presented at The Vines Bushmere Estate Winery from 7.30 pm tickets on eventfinda or from the Ukulele Underground more details below .

The group also makes it over for the day to Wairoa on Thursday 28th July for a combined Primary schools workshop and show thanks to Go Bus Wairoa schools participating are Nuhaka, Frasertown, St Josephs and Tkkm Wairoa … An early evening public show at Eastend Café from 6.30 pm is booked to encourage family attendance with primary aged children in for free with a paying adult - $15 limited door sales only from 6 pm'ref=aymt_homepage_panel for latest info on the Nukes as they travel about this July

‘Ukulele will never be the same’

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. They are high entertainment. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash. This talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences love.
The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and audiences will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable experience.

Rollicking and rolling out of the woolliest corners of Auckland’s wild west, it’s……. The Nukes, New Zealand’s most feared and revered original ukulele trio.
Comprised of Dave “Fingers of fire” Parker, David “Snapper” Thiele and Benjamin “Country boy” Collier, The Nukes have a reputation for reckless and riveting live shows where a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk is caressed, coaxed and beaten out of three innocent wee ukuleles.

Here’s what a few festival directors have said

There was overwhelming positive audience feedback from the concert (Spiegeltent-Taranaki Arts festival ) and was one of the reasons I brought them back for WOMAD .
Drew James Artistic Director WOMAD / Taranaki Arts Festival

“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 experience is uplifting, fun and feel- good. “
Amanda Wright. Erupt Festival.

The Nukes also perform at a number of Primary schools over there time on the Coast visiting Makauri , Wainui Beach,Ormond, Te Wharau , Wairoa , Ilminster Intermediate, Mangapapa , Opotiki and Ohope Beach .These visits include ukulele workshops that involve performance with the Nukes in the all school shows that follow .

Public shows include

Thr 28th July Wairoa East End Café $15 doors 6.30 pm get together 7 pm show …Primary children in for free with a paying adult

Sat 30th July Gisborne The Vines at Bushmere Estate Winery 7.30 pm pre sale tickets $20 on or via Ukulele Underground in Gisborne or 0274782900

Sun 31st July Opotiki Senior Citizens Hall King St with workshop from 3pm and show from 4pm … $20 tickets from Grant at Travel Shop on Church St or also on eventfinda

Primary aged children are free with a paying adult to the 4 pm show

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