The Wolfe Brothers
September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
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Australia’s favourite country rockers, The Wolfe Brothers, strode into 2022 on a high and full of optimism after almost 2 years away from doing what they love most about being musicians – touring and playing their songs live for the fans.
The Wolfe Brothers have earned themselves a solid reputation for their catchy singles and dynamic live shows. They constantly push the envelope with their song writing, and delight fans with their honest approach. Now the band are on the road all year to promote their fifth studio album–their first international release through music juggernaut BBR / BMG–and it is a party from start to finish.
The Tasmanian based duo, made up of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, kicked off 2022 with their 16th consecutive #1 National Chart single, the title track of their latest #1 album “Kids On Cassette” and in May the group achieved their 17th consecutive #1 single with “What You Make It”. “Something Good’s Gonna Happen” will be the sixth and final single from the album. This June release is a duet with Amy Sheppard from the popular group Sheppard. Amy has recently released a country single which will be followed up with a country album.
The “Kids On Cassette” album features 3 duets including the above mentioned with Amy Sheppard. American super star country music duo LOCASH featured on the #1 hit single and video of “Startin’ Something”. The third duet was described as “a dream come true” by Nick Wolfe referring to their collaboration with their early teens hero Jack Jones on the powerful guitar driven track “Down Time”.
“Kids On Cassette” was the highest chart debut of any of The Wolfe Brothers 5 studio albums, landing on the ARIA Official Country Album Chart at #1, the ARIA Official Australian Album Chart at #2 and the ARIA Official All Genre Chart at #6. An ARIA nomination in the 2021 awards followed for Best Country Album, as did a American Country Music Association International Award nomination in the Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award, alongside artists from the UK, Sweden and Canada. The album also earned The Wolfe Brothers seven Golden Guitar nominations at the Australian Country Music Awards held in Tamworth in April 2022. This brought the boys Golden Guitar nomination career tally up to 24. After taking home 4 Golden Guitars in 2019 the boys won two more this year Contemporary Country Album of The Year and the Country Music Capital News Group Or Duo Of The Year bringing their career total of Golden Guitars to six.
It is now just over ten years since The Wolfe Brothers captured the attention of the nation when they appeared on Australia’s Got Talent playing their original songs. Their popularity grew after every electric performance on the show and they were voted into 2nd place in the Final of the series. It was only a matter of a few months before they found themselves in a rehearsal studio in Sydney to audition to become Lee Kernaghan’s touring band, a position that if successful would take them all around Australia not only playing with one of their childhood heroes but also opening up the shows and performing their music to sold out venues all around the nation. At the end of the second song of the audition Lee said “Boys, you have got the job!” This was the beginning of a great friendship and 10 very successful years playing and touring with Lee. This amazing opportunity, for which the boys will be eternally grateful to Lee, has enabled the brothers to create a strong fan base which allowed them to do their own tours and festivals.
Music runs deep in the veins of The Wolfe Brothers and any history that doesn’t begin four generations ago isn’t quite complete. Brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, have become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and steady ascent to Australian country music’s upper echelon. Part of their rise has been due to talent, and a lot of it due to hard work. But the truth is “we come from four generations of farmers and musicians. We grew up and Tom still lives on the farm that has been in the family for over 120 years” Nick explains. Their father, Malcolm Wolfe, is the man who encouraged them to start playing and helped facilitate their first shows in their early teens. Malcolm was a rock drummer in the popular Tasmanian band Midnight Revival. Their grandfather played saxophone, touring around the brothers’ home state of Tasmania with a family band. And their great-grandfather was a fiddle player. It is this pedigree and the abundance of musical influences that were always around them at home on the farm throughout the brothers’ youth, combined with an innate musicality, that has resulted in the development of a unique yet embracingly familiar sound that is The Wolfe Brothers.
The Wolfe Brothers fifth studio album Kids On Cassette is available now internationally through BBR / BMG.
For more information, please visit www.thewolfebrothers.com