The Nukes bring more than ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to the Uke - blog post image

The Nukes bring more than ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ to the Uke

Back in the 90’s, the timeless hit single ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ by Irael Kamakawiwo'ole lit up the airwaves and drove Ukulele sales through the roof. On Sat 11th Nov, The Nukes will be keeping the spirit of the Uke alive with their new infused twist, live in Concert at The Metropole Guesthouse!

Originating in West Auckland NZ, The Nukes are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality in equal measure. Great song writing, three-part harmony and blistering riffs create a riveting audience experience loved by all ages.

Folk will be staggered hearing what The Nukes are able achieve when armed solely with innocent little Ukes. Originally formed at the 2008 Titirangi Festival of Music, the band – Dave Parker, David 'Snapper' Thiele and Ben Collier – love to share their quirky brand of musical brilliance, coaxing a fine blend of folk, bluegrass, reggae and post punk out of their innocent little ukuleles.

The Nukes III album recently spent six weeks on the NZ Album Chart Top Ten as well as being in the overall top 40 album chart for two weeks peaking at number 31. Topping the Independent NZ Music Charts for two weeks and has since seen the band tour all over NZ from Kaitaia in the Far North to Rakiura in the deep South and so much in between – over fifty shows, many sell outs, and attendance records broken around NZ.

This visit is the band's fourth visit to Australia in the last five years having headlined and performed at a number of ukulele festivals from Melbourne to Newcastle, Central Coast to Brisbane.

I’m pretty sure Uke sales in Katoomba are going to spike post-performance

The Nukes: Official Site | Facebook



Upstairs "Metro Social" Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780

The Metropole is a family friendly venue!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

Doors Open 5:30pm. Show Starts 6:30pm.
General Admission. Theatre Style Seating.

Tickets DISCOUNT Early Bird pre-sale $20 available in-person @ The Metropole Guesthouse (during reception hours) (Cash Only).

Alternatively, phone 02 4782 5544 or go online $21.50 (Including booking fees) @

On the day, tickets will be available $25 at the Door from 5:30pm (Unless Sold Out prior)

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

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