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The NUKES and great food filled Eggsentric!

The Nukes, an extraordinary ukulele band, originally three, but now four members, gave two spectacular performances last Friday and Saturday night at Eggsentric Cafe in Cooks Beach. They were so much fun, lightening everyone’s heart.
 |  Pauline Stewart  | 
The Nukes enjoying their audience at Eggsentric. From left – Jay Parker, Dave ‘Fingers of Fire’ Parker, Dave ‘Snapper’ Thiele on the banjo mandolin, and Ben ‘Country Boy’ Collier; below is young Parker prodigy Jay P with his dad, Dave.

It was a full house, not a chair or place at the table to spare.  Their music is original and the messages are about society, folk lore, love and lost love, musings on life and sometimes they are just hilarious.  Often a song would involve everyone in a vocal response or hearty clapping.  The four-course meal was all included in the evening’s entertainment and the beaming fireplace brought that warmth and cosyness to make it a perfect night out.

Sam Fowell, proprietor of Eggsentric, organised two excellent evenings in the middle of a very cold snap but the temperatures kept no one away.  Congratulations to this café restaurant which builds community through great food and events in Mercury Bay.

The Nukes new album, Homespun has been released to all digital platforms.