Angry trouble is rockin’ into town
IT'S Nothing But Trouble as rock legend Angry Anderson joins the Wolfe Brothers at Club Coffs on West High on Saturday.
The gravelly lead vocalist of Rose Tattoo joins brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe and their two best mates, guitarist Brodie Rainbird and Casey Kostiuk.
Growing up together on the same road in a rural area just outside Hobart, The Wolfe Brothers burst into last year full steam ahead with their "eye of the tiger" approach to chasing their dream.
Continuing to ride the wave that started for them in mid-2012, when they captured the attention of the nation and were voted into second place in the final of Australia's Got Talent, the boys had already spent six years as weekend warriors, playing covers in pubs and clubs across Tasmania.
When the band decided to record some original songs they were drawn to the music that they loved most - modern country rock.
Nick and Tom grew up on a healthy diet of Australian country music thanks to their mum, and the rock element came from their Dad who still plays drums in his own rock band.
After recording a four-track EP and selling thousands of copies at their gigs, the band put their own money into recording a full-length album. Laying down the album in their bedrooms and lounge rooms on a portable recording system, the band was soon signed for management by Stephen White Management, joining the company that manages Lee Kernaghan.
SWM took these original recordings to a friend in Nashville by the name of Luke Wooten, who had worked on a number of Lee Kernaghan albums. Luke is one of Nashville's hottest producers and has produced albums for Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler. Luke loved the sound of the band and agreed to mix the home recordings from Tasmania. The end result became It's On, the band's debut album.
It was the start of The Wolfe Brothers realising the dream of taking their music around Australia and making a living on the road.
Since the release of It's On in January 2013, The Wolfe Brothers have been on the road touring and playing to sell-out crowds across the country as special guests on Lee Kernaghan's Beautiful Noise Tour. The tour has covered the length and breadth of Australia over the course of 20 months, starting in January 2013 and finishing mid-August 2014.
It also meant the boys could quit their jobs - Nick was a postman, Tom was a builder's labourer, Brodie was a refrigeration mechanic and Casey was able to leave his position as a dental mechanic who made dentures and false teeth.
The boys are now touring their second album, which was released in September - and in their usual fun approach, they've called it Nothin' But Trouble.