By Ellen Hill
Tamworth Country Music Festival Golden Guitar winners The Wolfe Brothers will rock the Blue Mountains escarpment when they bring their Country Heart National Tour to the most majestic live gig venue in the region on March 30.
Riding high after taking home the genre’s top gong, the Tasmanian country rockers also continue to celebrate after their latest offering debuted on the ARIA Charts at #9 last March.
Since then, the former postman, refrigeration mechanic and builder’s labourer and carpenter have played to packed houses around the country as a standalone act as well as alongside mate Lee Kernaghan on his Boys From the Bush 25th anniversary tour.
Bassist Tom Wolfe said touring with the established legend had been a dream come true: “He has taught us so much and it is still a little surreal to look across the stage and realise we are actually performing with one of our childhood heroes.’’
Second place-getters in the 2012 Australia’s Got Talent, The Wolfe Brothers are riding a massive wave after snagging an ARIA nomination for Best Country Album last year and five Golden Guitar nominations at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival.
All four Wolfe Brothers albums have entered the Australian Top 20 charts, with the last three (Nothin’ But Trouble, This Crazy Life and Country Heart) all debuting at #2.
The band penned the latest album in Nashville.
Lead singer Nick Wolfe: “None of us were interested in playing it safe this time. We basically took the process we have used to make our albums previously, turned it on its head and came at it from a completely different angle. The goal was to give each song its own personality, not just set up some guitars, amps and drums and bash out 12 tracks with the same core set up as we have done in the past. The interesting thing is even though it’s very different, it’s still us and, if anything, the songs are more real and honest.’’
The Wolfe Brothers will play the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Great Western Hwy, Medlow Bath under the Live@theHydro banner on Saturday, March 30. Tickets: $40 show only, $135 dinner and show. Bookings: 4782 6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.