THE Wolfe Brothers have had nothing short of an amazing year and tomorrow will bring Country Relief to raise thousands for bushfire victims across Australia.
Their musical discovery began when they were noticed on Australia’s Got Talent, then they were asked to tour with Lee Kernaghan before becoming his backing band and signing a record deal with Sony.
“It’s amazing,” Tom Wolfe said.
“It’s so much, it’s almost a bit hard to take in. We’re doing all these amazing things and we’re all big Lee fans and been playing his stuff for years in pubs.
“I still have moments, when we were playing Boys From The Bush, I’ll be looking over and think, ‘that’s actually Lee Kernaghan, this is not a cover anymore, this is the real thing’.”
They were to have played at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) tomorrow at 12.30pm, but when so many of their fellow Tasmanians were affected by bushfires, they decided to raise money with their concert instead. Money from the concert will go to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal and will help all victims of Australia’s recent bushfires in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW, including Coonabarabran.
“Because Tassie got pretty devastated by the fires, there was an opportunity to do something,” Nick Wolfe said.
Casey Kostiuk said they wanted to make the show as big as possible and were grateful to all the artists involved, including Lee Kernaghan, Morgan Evans, Tim Rogers from You Am I, Marcus Meier and the Topp Twins.
Tom said Tamworth had been wonderful so far, with the release of It’s On, their latest album, and they were loving the festival.