The Nukes from West Auckland 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 that audiences of all ages will love. The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and people will be staggered by what the Nukes are able to achieve with it. Great song-writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable, entertaining experience. Aotearoa’s favourite original ukulele trio began life in a humble but spectacular fashion way back in the heady days of 2008. Founded by Dave Parker, Ben Collier and Dave ‘Snapper’ Thiele, The Nukes promptly set about carving themselves a cozy niche in the cutthroat world of the New Zealand ukulele scene. Many roads have been travelled in the decade since, many songs have been sung and many challenges overcome.
Now, with the soul wrenching retirement of the inimitable Snapper Thiele back in mid 2018 , The Nukes face a turn in the road and a fresh set of possibilities.
Dave and Ben have recruited multi-instrumentalist Mike Burrows to help ease their aching hearts, kiss their boo boos and make it all better. What will this mysterious stranger bring to the party? Only time will tell. Luckily you won’t have to wait too long because the lads are returning across to the Uxbridge on Saturday June 8th. It’s the new Nukes. Do try it.
DATE: SAT 8 JUN
GENERAL ADMISSION: $29
TABLE SEATING: $32
"Had the room roaring" - NZ Herald
Ever had an Uber driver who was a bit of a comedian? Well we've got a comedian who is a bit of an Uber driver. Take a ride with Tarun Mohanbhai and catch the stories from his passengers on the journey Tarun took to become a bona fide Uber driver. Request your tickets immediately!
DATE: FRI 21 JUN
GENERAL ADMISSION: $29
TABLE SEATING: $32
It has been more than three years but we have listened and we are bringing our Big band night back for one evening of great music, the show will feature four High School Big Bands from Eastern suburbs: Edgewater, Howick, Pakuranga ad Sancta Maria Colleges. The bands will play a variety of popular jazz styles such as swing, Latin and funk as well as classic standards from Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The last time we pulled these schools together the tickets sold out within days, so don’t delay, get your tickets now!
DATE: FRI 28 JUN
GENERAL ADMISSION $12
FAMILY PASS $40
(2 x adults & 2 x children or 1 x adult & 3 x children)
Get ready to take your seats for our fabulous Friday concerts. The best of our local youth talent is waiting in the wings, ready to knock your socks off. Wintry Friday lunchtimes will never be the same again. Let these promising young musicians inspire and delight you with classical, jazz and contemporary music plus everything in-between.
DATE: FRIDAYS 31 MAY – 28 JUN
GENERAL ADMISSION: $5
May is Music Month, so we are hosting a Magical Music Morning at Uxbridge! Get your thinking hats on and your listening ears ready and come on down on Friday 24th May to celebrate the power of music and storytelling with award winning songwriter for kids - Claudia Robin Gunn.
Known for her lullabies and gentle chill out tunes for families and a great hit with preschoolers, Claudia also has a brand new repertoire of mat time songs to spark kids imaginations.
She brings her Little Wild Music to life in our beautiful theatre in this interactive morning show including sensory friendly music activities, storytelling and sing alongs. All ages welcome!
DATE: FRI 24 MAY
TIME: 10:30AM - 11:15AM
TICKETS: $5 PER CHILD
If you think singing numbers from the likes of Oasis, Lady Gaga and Imagine Dragons is something that’s reserved for the young, then you need to get tickets to see this inspiring show! Coming to Uxbridge Theatre, Howick in June is New Zealand’s oldest pop singing group – the NZ [email protected] Chorus.
DATE: SUN 23 JUN
TIME: 1:30PM - 3:15PM (inc. 15 minute interval)
TICKETS: ADULT $25 l SENIOR $20 l STUDENT $15
FAMILY $70 (2 adults 2 children)
Come and enjoy an evening with Auckland-based singer songwriter, Raylee Bradfield, celebrating the release of her debut album, Where Wildflowers Grow. Accompanied by some of Auckland’s finest musicians, this will be a night of alt-country, blues and folk inspired originals that will take you on a heartfelt journey.
FEATURING: Vocals - Renee Cosio & Clo Chaperon, Guitars - Paul Toilalo & Luke Oram, Keys - Ant Hunt, Bass - Russell McNaughton and Drums Stephen Thomas.
DATE: SAT 18 MAY
TIME: Doors 7.30 Starts 8.00pm
TICKETS Now DOOR SALES ONLY $25
was born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father. Paul was playing the guitar by the age of eleven. Four decades as a professional decades and nine albums later he continues to perform throughout New Zealand, Australia Europe and the USA. Paul has shared the stage and toured with the best: BB King, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Crowded House, Tuck and Patti… He has delighted festival audiences at the Dublin Blues Festival, Byron bay Blues festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown and many others in Europe.“A national treasure; Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjuror of unique and original songs, rooted in primal Blues and Soul”
“The most exiting Electro Acoustic Artist to visit our shores” Good Morning News, Santa Monica.
"Opening act Paul Ubana Jones earned his own standing ovation with utterly distinctive guitar style.I can only describe it as part Ritchie Havens, part Andres Segovia and part Ravi Shankar. That’s right, he closed his set with a raging Indian raga that was as dazzling in technique as it was inventive in composition" The Met, Spokane Washington, spokesman, Jim Kershner
DATE: FRI 18 OCT
GENERAL ADMISSION: $32
TABLE SEATING: $35
Three of the country's finest musicians stomp and parp across a musical landscape of blues, roots, soul and jazz live on stage. You'll see sweat dripping from the furrowed foreheads of these musicians as they ring every last decibel from their trumpets, trombones, tubas, bass clarinets, tenor saxophones, cornets and pianos. Did we mention the vibraphone....? It's an exotic and atmospheric pitched percussion instrument usually found at the back of the orchestra or holding up a Henry Mancini film score. This show is a journey through what's possible with these unconventional instruments.
You may recognise Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson from Hopetoun Brown as the horn-section and founding members of local funk juggernaut Supergroove. They also play horns for Tami Neilson when she's in town, but they've been making waves with their unique duo up and down the nation, often with their key collaborator Finn Scholes in attendance. Scholes was hand-picked by Neil Finn for his recent tour to Australia and South East Asia and it's a measure of the musician that Neil chose Finn mainly for his outstanding skills on his second instrument, the piano. While Finn Scholes dazzles at the keyboard, it's his chops on the trumpet that leaves audiences with jaws agape. Just ask those who saw these three players perform at WOMAD or the recent Waiheke Jazz Festival. Grab your tickets now!
DATE: FRI 10 MAY
DOOR SALES ONLY FROM 6:30PM
BAR OPENS 7:00PM / SHOW STARTS 8:00PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $29