COUNTRY rock band The Wolfe Brothers have come a long way since breaking out on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012.
The brothers hit the charts running with their debut album It’s On, spawning three top three singles – The Girl, The Bottle and The Memory.
Accompanying their chart success the band has been on the road the country music star Lee Kernaghan, and will do so again when they hit Bunbury tonight as part of a national tour.
Frontman Tom Wolfe said playing with Kernaghan had been a highlight of the band’s rise to fame.
“When you’re on the road you’re really in each other’s pockets, Lee is a genuine bloke and that’s really important on tour,” Wolfe said.
“He’s a real gentleman, he has taught us a lot about the industry and helped us figure everything out.”
He said the band had originally only planned one tour with Kernaghan, but decided to keep going because they were having too much fun.
Growing up in Tasmania, the brothers were influenced by their mother’s taste in country music.
“Mum was right into the country stuff, we grew up listening to artists like Lee himself, James Blundell and Garth Brooks,” Wolfe said.
He said their Australia’s Got Talent success had come at the right time for the brothers.
“At the time we were doing four pub gigs a week, playing four hours a gig.”
“The great thing about a band is the chemistry, which has really developed over the last 18 months.”
But Wolfe said they did not let fame to go their heads.
“I’d say the one thing that hasn’t changed is getting out there and putting on a good show and winning the fans over.”
He said their up-coming album set for release in July wouldn’t disappoint fans.
“In this album we really just wanted to capture the energy and the vibe from the four of us.”
Tickets are available from bunburyentertainment.com.au on 1300 661 272 or at the box office.