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Dave Parker, Mike Burrows and Ben Collier
The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Having recently celebrated ten years together, this group are part vaudeville, part rat pack, part musical car crash and deliver an engaging mix of humour, originality and pure entertainment for all to enjoy.
The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and audiences will be staggered by what they are able to achieve with it, as Dave 'Fingers of Fire' Parker, Mike 'Mighty Sticks' Burrows and Benjamin 'Country Boy' Collier coax, caress and beat out a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk.
Unpretentious, Kiwi-as, The Nukes have toured extensively throughout New Zealand and parts of Australia sharing their quirky brand of ukulele brilliance, three-part vocal harmonies, blistering riffs, riotous rhythms and questionable dance moves.
The songs are jaunty and instantly catchy, with quirky lyrics… These experienced Auckland entertainers are festival favourites and played on the family car stereo will get the whole lot singing along.