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The Nukes at SPRUKE

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The Festival committee are excited to bring The Nukes to Brisbane for SPRUKE 2015.

The Nukes 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.

The Nukes have within a few years of being together toured in NZ and Australia and performed at many of NZ’s finest festivals from Bluff’s Oyster festival to WOMAD and the Auckland Folk Festival…to name a few. Releasing two fine albums of their unique, original music along the way: 2012’s ‘Each to their own’ and last year’s ‘Lucky Ones’ which features the song ‘Last Kauri’ – which has racked up an impressive 20,000 + views on Youtube.

This September and October the band heads across the ditch to once again perform Festivals and concerts in Australia. As Snapper says “we just love Australian audiences, we share that ANZAC spirit and feel right at home there, they even seem to get our humour!’ The Nukes perform at two Australian ukulele festivals, here at SPRUKE and the ‘Central Coast Ukulele festival’ in Gosford. They will also perform at the Sydney Fringe and a number of concerts from Ballarat to Brisbane.

Check for dates and booking information at their website

Here’s what a few festival directors have said

“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.

‘Original’ inventive and entertaining….
Drew James. Taranaki Arts Festival.

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

Reviews have been glowing about their new material

“ Highly intriguing and really skilful- a great mix of folk, bluegrass and reggae.”. Grant Smithies – Radio NZ

“Lucky ones is a revelation, standing comparison with any acoustic- folk songwriter act”… “a variety of beautifully arranged and harmonised songs, that are unpretentious, kiwi-as, yet neatly avoiding the instruments clichéd cutesiness”. NZ Musician Magazine

More exciting announcement on performers coming!