The Nukes – Kids show

Upcoming gig: July 9 2022, 2:00 pm
Free entry, limited space, for kids up to early teens, Coffee Plus +

It’s ukulele folks, but not as we know it. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love. Original, inventive and very kiwi, The Nukes have been wowing audiences up and down Aotearoa and across the ditch for over a decade. They’ve performed at events as diverse as Arts and Folk festivals to WOMAD in New Plymouth, and their appeal is wide. Each year The Nukes tour the country, inspiring thousands of school kids with songs designed for all levels, backgrounds and ages. The show is interactive and hands-on as well as being informative, entertaining and highly engaging. The show is being held at Coffee Plus+ , 59 Hautapu Street, Taihape. Entry is free, but limited capacity, so first in best dressed. Cafe is open from 12.30. Suitable for primary school age through to early teens. Coffee, drinks and pizza available from the cafe. Check out

The Nukes – Songwriters Workshop

Upcoming gig: July 9 2022, 6:00 pm
Free one hour workshop at Coffee Plus +

Ever thought about writing some of your own material and want to get some ideas on how to do it? These guys have been doing it for years and are happy to impart some of their wit and wisdom on the subject. This is free too.

The Nukes – Evening show for adults

Upcoming gig: July 9 2022, 8:00 pm
$10 entry fee, 18+ licensed event held at Coffee Plus +

It's ukulele folks, but not as we know it.... For more than 15 years this unlikely band of musical miscreants has traipsed around Australasia, bringing joy and harmony to all they encounter. And now they’re back on the road with ukuleles in hand and a swag of new songs. It’s time for audiences old and new to check out what the band have been cooking up over the last year or two. The Nukes consist of founding members and long-standing songwriting team Ben’Country-boy’ Collier (Goldenhorse) and Dave’Fingers of Fire’ Parker (Rhythm Cage/ Parker Project). We can announce these two self-proclaimed ukulele nuts will be joined by Jay P, the golden-voiced son of Dave, making the band a family affair. This July the Nukes will also offer a handful of ukulele workshops in combination with shows for kids and adults. Expect family-friendly entertainment with their trademark humour, as well as top-flight musicianship, 3 part harmony and great songs. What are you waiting for?? Book now - tickets available ($10) at or at the Taihape Information Centre. This is a licensed event, so under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult. Pizzas available at the cafe. The Nukes have appeared at WOMAD NZ, SPLORE, Auckland and Canterbury Folk Festivals, Oamaru Heritage Festival, New Plymouth Festival Of Light, Wanaka Festival Of Colour, Coastella Festival, The Taranaki, Southland and Hawke's Bay Arts Festivals, Bluff Oyster Festival and a successful nationwide Arts On Tour NZ March 2017, They have also toured extensively in Australia. Reviews: "seriously good musicians….foot tapping riffs…..comic, engaging… with vocals so clear a deaf man could forget his hearing aids and still have a ball…" - Sam Edwards Waikato Times Feb 14th 2020

Open Mic Night 27th July 2019

Past gig: July 27, 2019

A fun night for everyone!


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Club History

With gigs featuring everyone from Neil Finn to the unknown gang of guitarists from down the road, The Taihape Musicians Club has a colourful history dating back many decades. Since 1955 we've been in the old Cascade Brewery Building, and have one of Taihape's best gig venues.

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